A look at what's included in the latest issue...
Welcome to the November issue of The Oldie – an interview special.
At the age of 90, Bernard Cribbins has published his memoirs and tells William Cook he’s still available for work. Cribbins has done it all: the King of Jackanory, co-star of Peter Sellers, top ten pop star…
Judith Kerr has gone even further. At 95, the author of The Tiger Who Came To Tea tells Valerie Grove about her new book, Mummy Time, a modern tale of mums addicted to their mobiles.
Maggi Hambling shows Andrew Lambirth her new portraits – of herself, the artist Sarah Lucas and the late Sebastian Horsley, dandy and man about town.
Mark Greaves tracks down Britain’s most sociable hermit.
Bond Girl Madeline Smith recalls Roger Moore unzipping her dress with his magnetic watch in Live and Let Die.
And, in our cover story, Jonathan Meades gives Burne-Jones and the Pre-Raphaelites a close examination – and finds them wanting.
Harry Mount, Editor, The Oldie
See the full table of contents here, with all our regulars, book and arts reviews.
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Below you will find links to five FULL teaser articles but other highlights include.....
Bernard Cribbins on writing his memoirs as he turns 90 – William Cook
Assessing Burne-Jones – Jonathan Meades
The sociable hermit – Mark Greaves
The art of Maggi Hambling – Andrew Lambirth
Why are we so fussy about food? – Lucy Deedes LISTEN TO THE DISCUSSION
Judith Kerr – still writing at 95 – Valerie Grove
Ear Infection had me spinning like a top – Raymond Briggs
One man could have saved Newsnight – Media Matters, Stephen Glover
Show of Solidarity - The Way We Live Now, Dafydd Jones
What didn't happen in Vegas – Letter from America, Melik Kaylan
Women are best at everything, except... – Grumpy Oldie Man, Matthew Norman
I was a bit of a goer, apparently – Anne Robinson
A dashed silly idea, Wodehouse – Gyles Brandreth’s Diary
Let’s call time on all this clock-changing – Postcards from the Edge, Mary Kenny
We’ve been through Brexit before – History, David Horspool
Ditch the car, save money and get on your bike – Town Mouse, Tom Hodgkinson
Four go slobbing in cleanest Cornwall – Country Mouse, Giles Wood
The ideal school for scoundrels – School Days, Sophia Waugh
My online search for a son-in-law – Home Front, Alice Pitman
Homeless till I die – Wilfred De’Ath
Christopher Matthew: Now we are 79, dress like Alan Bennett – Brigid Keenan
Macca and Rod? I like a bit of naff – Golden Oldies, Rachel Johnson
My love-hate relationship with English – Words and Stuff, Johnny Grimond
A big splash of art nouveau – Overlooked Britain, Lucinda Lambton
St Paul’s tips for finding Mr Right – God, Sister Teresa
Sir Roger Bannister, 1929-2018 – Memorial Service, James Hughes-Onslow Nothing beats the beetles - Profitable Wonders, James Le Fanu Our new superhero... Data Woman – Digital Life, Matthew Webster Taxman watches every move you make – Money Matters, Margaret Dibben A lethal case of impenetrable prose – The Doctor's Surgery - Theodore Dalrymple Pied Wagtail – Bird of the Month, John McEwen Ask Virginia Ironside
Modern Life: What is the Deep State? David Oldroyd-Bolt READ THE FULL ARTICLE
I Once Kissed Roger Moore – Madeline Smith LISTEN TO THE DISCUSSION
Rant on Men in Trainers – Janet Lougee
Bridge – Andrew Robson
Competition –Tessa Castro
Crossword – Antico
Philip Delves Broughton on Vietnam – An Epic Tragedy 1945-1975 by Max Hastings READ THE FULL ARTICLE
Robert Tombs on John Law: A Scottish Adventurer of the Eighteenth Century by James Buchan
Hamish Robinson on More Dashing: Further Letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor, selected and edited by Adam Sisman
Edward Behrens on Oscar: A Life by Matthew Sturgis
Lucy Lethbridge on The Langu age of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story by Christie Watson
Minoo Dinshaw on Thomas Cromwell: A Life by Diarmaid MacCulloch
Cressida Connolly on Transcription by Kate Atkinson
On the Road: Edward Fox – Louise Flind
Napoleon's world – Adam Zamoyski
Rhode Island – Harry Mount
Reader Trip – Cinque Terre and the Italian Riviera with Charlie Hall, June 27th-July 4th, 2019
Where greyhounds may safely leap – Overlooked Britain, Lucinda Lambton
New dawn in the East End – Taking a Walk, Patrick Barkham
Film – King of Thieves (15) and A Simple Flavour (15) – Marcus Berkmann
Theatre – Antony and Cleopatra, Paul Bailey
Radio – Today, Start the Week, Any Questions, In Our Time, Desert Island Discs, The World at One, PM, Cassandras of the Crash, After the Crash, The Bailout – Valerie Grove
Television – Vanity Fair, Bodyguard, Wanderlust, Killing Eve, Michael Palin in North Korea – Roger Lewis
Music – Edinburgh's Lows and Highs – Richard Osborne
Exhibitions – Klimt/Schiele - Drawings from the Albertina Museum - Royal Academy, 4th November to 3rd February, Huon Mallalieu READ THE FULL ARTICLE
Gardening – Going Dutch, David Wheeler
Kitchen Garden – Celeriac, Simon Courtauld
Cookery – A Woman's Touch of Genius, Elisabeth Luard READ THE FULL ARTICLE
Restaurants – Vinoteca, London and Gardener's Cottage, Edinburgh, James Pembroke
Drink – A miracle! The worst wine is turned into great Cognac, Bill Knott
Sport – Is football coming home? Jim White
Motoring – Going electric, Alan Judd
Last month's most read online
1. Happy 100th birthday to the Queen Mother's right-hand woman – Harry Mount
2. The Oldie scoop that exposed Jimmy Savile – Miles Goslett
3. A Sign of These Dreadful Times – Nigel Summerley
4. How Giles Wood Wastes His Gogglebox Cash – Giles Wood
5. What's Boris Really Like? – Harry Mount
Last month's most listened to
1. Kenneth Cranham on Harold Pinter _ Ten years after Harold Pinter's death – and on the eve of a new West End Pinter season – actor Kenneth Cranham remembers his friend's advice on how to understand and act in his works
2. Filming If... David Wood – who played Johnny in if... – in conversation with Valerie Grove, as the film celebrates its fiftieth anniversary
3. Soho's Golden Age – Christopher Howse recalls the heyday of London’s boozy artistic bohemia – from the Forties to the Eighties. In conversation with Harry Mount.
4. Sara Wheeler on Anton Chekhov's Garden – Sara Wheeler on Anton Chekhov’s Russian garden, where he wrote The Seagull and which has now been copied in Devon
5. Ask Virginia - The Oldie’s Agony Aunt, the stand-up, novelist and columnist Virginia Ironside, opens up about solving reader conundrums, something she has done now for nearly 40 years.
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