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Much ado about Mel

Former Bake Off star Mel Giedroyc talks to Jane McGowan about why she is happy to be swapping soggy bottoms for Shakespeare

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Paul Debois

Sue Biggs, head of the Royal Horticultural Society, tells Miranda Jessop about her grand plans more

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Alice Cairns meets the man charged with upholding an ancient Thames tradition more

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It’s almost 30 years since Lisa Stansfield stormed the UK charts with her debut album, Affection. As Jane McGowan discovers, however, the Lancashire lass is still in tune with the times more

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Jane McGowan catches up with former Strictly favourite Ian Waite as he embarks on a UK tour more

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Richmond is now London’s bargain borough. TV expert Charles Hanson tells Miranda Jessop about his new auctions at the beautiful Normansfield Theatre more

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Yasmin Balai

It started with a car crash. But in the 25 years since then, JoJo Maman Bébé has been a runaway success. Miranda Jessop finds its creator, Laura Tenison, still happy and excited at the wheel more

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Ralph Ineson is a Hollywood hit at home in Southfields. Here he talks to Rosanna Greenstreet about goats, Great Danes and how Spielberg made his mind go blank more

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Trained dragons, wondrous wizards and mysterious worlds: Cressida Cowell has conjured them all. Caroline Horn talks to the popular children’s author more

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In 2007 Sarah Hope’s life and family were torn apart in a devastating Mortlake bus crash. As Miranda Jessop discovers, however, she has used the experience to transform hundreds of lives more

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Griff Rhys Jones talks to Jane McGowan about Mel Smith, mountains, dangerous trains and his forthcoming theatre tour more

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For Charley Boorman motorbikes have been the ride of his life. And the Barnes based TV explorer is still addicted to the open road. Sophie Farrah catches up with him between trips more

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Comedian Stephen K Amos has never courted controversy. But it tends to find him anyway. Now he’s limbering up for a new stand-up tour, Bread and Circuses. William Gadsby Peet meets the man behind the mirth more

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Jane McGowan snatches five minutes with Ben Shephard more

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In Albert Square he had a pub and a stall. Now he’s a country soul trader. Jane McGowan tunes up with Shane Richie more

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One local retiree recalls her working life at Bentalls as if it were yesterday. Miranda Jessop meets her more

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As this month sees Small Business Saturday, part of a campaign which highlights small business success, Rosanna Greenstreet takes a closer look at some local entrepreneurs... more

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The panto season is upon us. Oh no it isn’t! Oh yes it is! William Gadsby Peet catches up with some of the shooting stars coming to a theatre near you… more

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While shepherds watch their flocks, many others are absorbed in the Wintershall Nativity Play. Jane McGowan wraps up warm more

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Caroline Rawlins of Military Wives Choirs talks to Jane McGowan en route for Guildford Cathedral more

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Richmond author Anne Sebba has published a fascinating account of the lives of women in occupied Paris. This month she is taking questions at Kew more

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