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Letter To My Younger Self

Josh Groban: ‘If I could go back in time I would warn everyone about Trump’
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Josh Groban: ‘If I could go back in time I would warn everyone about Trump’

Terry Waite: “I’ve had mock executions, been tortured, but I came through it”
News

Terry Waite: “I’ve had mock executions, been tortured, but I came through it”

Mary Robinson: “I’d tell my younger self you can’t change things too quickly”
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Mary Robinson: “I’d tell my younger self you can’t change things too quickly”

Tony Adams: “My first addiction was football”
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Tony Adams: “My first addiction was football”

Sylvester McCoy: As Doctors, we’re a part of a very special club
TV

Sylvester McCoy: As Doctors, we’re a part of a very special club

Geoffrey Robertson QC: “The Daily Mail said I was known as the Rottweiler”
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Geoffrey Robertson QC: “The Daily Mail said I was known as the Rottweiler”

Henry Blofeld: “My life would be an innings of desperate uncertainty”
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Henry Blofeld: “My life would be an innings of desperate uncertainty”

Ben Elton: “I was never able to say goodbye to Rik Mayall”
TV

Ben Elton: “I was never able to say goodbye to Rik Mayall”

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Windrush child Don Letts: “Our parents were getting screwed”
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Windrush child Don Letts: “Our parents were getting screwed”

Cressida Cowell: “I always felt I could never measure up to my dad”
Books

Cressida Cowell: “I always felt I could never measure up to my dad”

Ska legend Jimmy Cliff: “It was difficult when I first came to England”
Music

Ska legend Jimmy Cliff: “It was difficult when I first came to England”

Wilbur Smith says his 16-year-old self would reckon he’s a ‘jammy sod’
Books

Wilbur Smith says his 16-year-old self would reckon he’s a ‘jammy sod’

Dan Snow on being a loser, foreign girlfriends and the smell of South London
Books

Dan Snow on being a loser, foreign girlfriends and the smell of South London

Ronnie O’Sullivan compares his snooker career to an injured animal
News

Ronnie O’Sullivan compares his snooker career to an injured animal

Elvis Costello: “I knew my band was way better than our contemporaries”
Music

Elvis Costello: “I knew my band was way better than our contemporaries”

Pamela des Barres: ‘#MeToo was different in music’
Music

Pamela des Barres: ‘#MeToo was different in music’

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Dougray Scott was told he’d never make it as an actor
TV

Dougray Scott was told he’d never make it as an actor

Sara Cox: “I got teased for having things like long skinny legs and big lips”
Radio

Sara Cox: “I got teased for having things like long skinny legs and big lips”

Doon Mackichan: “I didn’t have any serious ambition to be an actor”
Culture

Doon Mackichan: “I didn’t have any serious ambition to be an actor”

Will.i.am’s heart hurts for today’s fame-hungry youth
Music

Will.i.am’s heart hurts for today’s fame-hungry youth

How Bernard MacLaverty’s novels chimed with the mood in the North of Ireland
Books

How Bernard MacLaverty’s novels chimed with the mood in the North of Ireland

Dita Von Teese: “We have to stand up for beauty and sensuality and eroticism”
Culture

Dita Von Teese: “We have to stand up for beauty and sensuality and eroticism”

Roger Bannister: “I’d rather be remembered for neurology than running”
News

Roger Bannister: “I’d rather be remembered for neurology than running”

Timothy Spall: “It was one of the biggest shocks of my life”
Film

Timothy Spall: “It was one of the biggest shocks of my life”

David Tennant: “I was told acting was a daft idea. You won’t make a living”
TV

David Tennant: “I was told acting was a daft idea. You won’t make a living”

Graeme Obree: “Cycling is my way out of my struggles”
News

Graeme Obree: “Cycling is my way out of my struggles”

Juliet Stevenson: “I finally feel confident about myself”
Culture

Juliet Stevenson: “I finally feel confident about myself”

Billie Jean King: “We are going backwards with Trump as President”
News

Billie Jean King: “We are going backwards with Trump as President”

Val McDermid: “There were no lesbians in Fife in the 1960s”
Books

Val McDermid: “There were no lesbians in Fife in the 1960s”

Jess Phillips: “I found early motherhood horrendous”
Politics

Jess Phillips: “I found early motherhood horrendous”

Miranda Richardson: “I don’t do social media. I need the human voice”
Film

Miranda Richardson: “I don’t do social media. I need the human voice”

Steven Van Zandt: “We brought down apartheid through rock’n’roll”
Music

Steven Van Zandt: “We brought down apartheid through rock’n’roll”

Chuck D: “I wanted to transcend hip-hop”
Music

Chuck D: “I wanted to transcend hip-hop”

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