Jane McGowan catches up with Luna Cinema supremo George Wood more

Theatre/Arts’re sure of a musical treat. Jane McGowan finds Surrey’s first opera house transformed more


As Surrey Hills celebrates 60 years as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Jane McGowan finds out more about the society devoted to preserving its rural splendour more

Craft & Country

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As Sir Matthew Bourne’s latest ballet hits the Wimbledon stage this month, Jane McGowan catches up with leading lady Ashley Shaw more


First opened in the 1860s, the Temperate House at RBG Kew is the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse. After a five-year restoration, it reopens to the public. Fiona Adams meets Richard Barley, Kew’s Director of Horticulture, to learn what's in store more



Paul Debois

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



Chloe Solman

Kindertransport come to Richmond Theatre between April 24-28. Playwright Diane Samuels answers some questions about her heart-felt drama, 25 years after its haunting debut more


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


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


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


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


UK Pizza Chef of the Year, Marco Fuso is rolling out his recipes in Surrey. Catherine Whyte cuts herself a slice more



Manuel Harlan

Best known for his primetime roles in EastEnders and Holby City, Paul Bradley tells Jane McGowan why he’s glad to be back treading the boards more


Veteran broadcaster Paul Gambaccini is celebrating 45 years in the business with a one-man show. Jane McGowan finds out more from the Professor of Pop more


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



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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['Leigh Keily', 'Leigh Keily']

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


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


Jane McGowan meets Doc Martin star Caroline Catz as she prepares to get in touch with the darker side of life more


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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