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Across the universe

Published: July 14, 2015
Written by Cary Gee

Bowie’s Piano Man by Clifford Slapper. (Fantom Publishing. £19.99) Or from: http://www.fantomfilms.co.uk/books/cliffordslapper_mikegarson.htm

Choir praxis

Published: July 11, 2015
Written by Patrick Mulcahy

The Choir Director: François Girard Magic Mike XXL Director: Gregory Jacobs Mr Holmes Director: Bill Condon

Bearing gifts?

Published: July 11, 2015
Written by Graham Kirby

Drama on 3: Bretton Woods Radio 3 Crisis in the Curry Kitchen Radio 4 Sugar Daddy, Sugar Baby Radio 4

Political thrillers for the sunlounger

Published: July 10, 2015
Written by Denis MacShane

Midnight in Europe by Alan Furst (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, £18.99) The Lady from Zagreb by Philip Kerr (Quercus, £18.99) The Washington Strategem by Adam Lebor (Head of Zeus, £7.99) The …

Unhappy families

Published: July 2, 2015
Written by Nicky Harman

Nicky Harman reads a classic collection of short stories by a craftswoman of the form.

Bend It Like Beckham

Published: July 2, 2015
Written by Cary Gee

As England’s women footballers heroically bow out of the World Cup, Cary Gee enjoys a musical journey into the world of the women’s game and cultural identity.

Not A Game For Boys

Published: July 2, 2015
Written by Cary Gee

Cary Gee sees 80s TV star Bobby Davro take control of the ping-pong table.

Facing Waterloo

Published: July 2, 2015
Written by Graham Kirby

Graham Kirby has been listening to some programmes about European herd men.

The spice of life

Published: July 2, 2015
Written by Les Hull

Les Hull looks at TV variety and the new series of Lottery-winners drama The Syndicate.