After watching Darkest Hour, ROGER HERMISTON reflects that one man’s dramatic licence may be another’s historical distortion.
ALWYN TURNER on how Robin Hood and the Scarlet Pimpernel shaped Terry Nation’s series.
ALWYN TURNER reads Marie Corelli’s forgotten Boer War fable, Boy.
ALWYN TURNER on AEW Mason’s classic adventure novel.
ALWYN TURNER tells the story of the first commemoration of Armistice Day in 1919.
An early George Formby classic, resuscitated for Hallowe’en.
After the conferences, what’s the state of political play, asks ALWYN TURNER.
DAN ATKINSON celebrates the last night of the Circus.