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Edward Mirzoeff on his 1974 film ‘A Passion for Churches’, which celebrates John Betjeman’s love of the Church of England and its places of worship
When Joyce Grenfell (1910-1979) commissioned artist John Ward (1917-2007) to paint her portrait, it was the start of an enduring friendship, and an unusual correspondence
During his long association with John Gielgud, the late director Patrick Garland (1935-2013) felt a little deprived not to have been the recipient of one of his celebrated gaffes. He needn’t have worried…
The late novelist and playwright, Keith Waterhouse (1929-2009), remembers his first job
As a new Munnings show opens, Brough Scott remembers his grandfather, General Jack Seely, a WWI legend, painted by the great artist
Giles Wood has an awkward encounter with a 'raisin-eyed' rural neighbour
Oldies are as adventurous as youngies when it comes to travel, but we're being told that they no longer want to rough it. Nigel Summerley is not so sure…
Oldie cartoonist Tony Husband remembers meeting the serial killer
Graham Greene was my hero, says Stanley Price, until, one night in Havana, he stole my girl...
Arthur Arnold recalls his encounter with the austere vicar and poet
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