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Letter To My Younger Self

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’

Relief consumed Carl Fogarty after his career-ending crash 18 years ago
News

Relief consumed Carl Fogarty after his career-ending crash 18 years ago

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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”

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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”

Zoë Wanamaker: “The industry is going to change at last”
TV

Zoë Wanamaker: “The industry is going to change at last”

Adam Hills: “The bullies at my school weren’t disablist”
Culture

Adam Hills: “The bullies at my school weren’t disablist”

Benny Andersson: “I have no idea why Abba’s music is still so popular”
Music

Benny Andersson: “I have no idea why Abba’s music is still so popular”

Knowing Me, Knowing EU: ABBA’s Benny Andersson reveals his Brexit sorrow
Music

Knowing Me, Knowing EU: ABBA’s Benny Andersson reveals his Brexit sorrow

Adam Hills: “There’s something not right about single-sex schools”
Culture

Adam Hills: “There’s something not right about single-sex schools”

Shane Richie: “I shouldn’t have done those Daz adverts”
TV

Shane Richie: “I shouldn’t have done those Daz adverts”

Nile Rodgers: “I’m going through the toughest period of my life right now”
Music

Nile Rodgers: “I’m going through the toughest period of my life right now”

Frank Bruno: “I saw things I shouldn’t have seen”
News

Frank Bruno: “I saw things I shouldn’t have seen”

Tim Peake: “Asking a girl out is more frightening than going into space”
News

Tim Peake: “Asking a girl out is more frightening than going into space”

Susan Calman: “On stage I’m the person I wish I could be in real life”
Culture

Susan Calman: “On stage I’m the person I wish I could be in real life”

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