Edward Wickham listens to an account of terminal cancer
Gillean Craig finds that Mark and Jez are "still descending into new depths of glorious failure"
WHO was the only king to live in Rome, second in social precedence only to the Pope? For several decades, it was, in fact, the British monarch James III and VII.
Unfortunately, his countrymen, by and large, refused to admit that he was their king, solid in their allegiance to the...
OF ALL the enormities broadcast on TV last week, none was so distressing to churchpeople (even though, as they say nowadays, nobody died) as the enforced baptism of a Jew.
It was a made-up scene appended to a recent Shakespeare’s Globe production of The Merchant of Venice, depicting...
Fargo is fiercely intelligent, even intellectual, TV, says Gillean Craig
Gillean Craig considers a sitcom set in the 1970s
Gillean Craig reviews a new biography of Ted Hughes
THERE was far more religion than I had expected in BBC2’s excellent The Face of Britain by Simon Schama (Wednesday of last week). His earliest example was the beautiful medieval wall-paintings in a pilgrims’ hostel at Piccotts End, Hertfordshire — a rare survival of pre-Reformation...
A WARM welcome to a show that seeks to overturn outworn stereotypes
Gillean Craig enjoys an exploration of video games
Gillean Craig enjoys a stylish presentation about the dawn