Frank Cottrell-Boyce

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Frank Cottrell-Boyce’s guide to Liverpool: ‘Make sure you see the city from the Mersey’
The children’s novelist and screenwriter on pubs, green spaces, childhood memories and those ubiquitous watery views

Frank Cottrell-Boyce

09, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The week in audio: Siege; Archive on 4: Wonderlands; Backlisted; Headwaters; Absolute Radio Natalie
A new Radio 4 thriller electrified; Frank Cottrell-Boyce made a compelling case for children’s books; and a charming listener got to run her own station for the day

Miranda Sawyer

12, Feb, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Frank Cottrell-Boyce: ‘I read Adrian Mole every year, it gets funnier each time’
The author and screenwriter on why Lord of the Flies is overrated, and the most beautiful words ever written

Frank Cottrell-Boyce

20, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Danny Boyle to direct Sex Pistols TV drama based on Steve Jones' memoir
Co-written by Frank Cottrell Boyce, six-part series Pistol to star Maisie Williams as punk icon Jordan and Babyteeth’s Toby Wallace as Jones

Laura Snapes

11, Jan, 2021 @3:30 PM

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Sometime Always Never review – a triple-word score of a movie
Bill Nighy is a Scrabble-obsessed father grieving for a missing son

Wendy Ide

16, Jun, 2019 @7:00 AM

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'Non-stop gagster and comedy scientist': Paul O’Grady, Alan Davies and Frank Cottrell Boyce on Ken Dodd
Paul O’Grady’s family cheered him outside court. Alan Davies couldn’t get a word in over lunch. And he got Frank Cottrell Boyce by the chuckle muscle. Stars remember the brilliantly bizarre comedian

13, Mar, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Leading writers donate work to crowdfunded charity book
Ben Okri, Carol Ann Duffy and Frank Cottrell Boyce are among the contributors to Alt-Write, an anthology of ‘creative reactions to uncertain times’

Alison Flood

21, Nov, 2017 @7:30 AM

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Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool: the tragic life of Hollywood sensation Gloria Grahame
She starred with Humphrey Bogart and James Stewart. But Gloria Grahame refused to bow to Hollywood sexism and was driven out. Frank Cottrell-Boyce on a new film about her finding love and a second life with a chaotic Liverpool family

Frank Cottrell Boyce

14, Nov, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Goodbye Christopher Robin review – delightful take on the difficult birth of Winnie-the-Pooh
The sunlight is dappled with darkness in the story of AA Milne’s famous creation and its effect on the son who inspired him

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

01, Oct, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Guaranteed to raise a smile! Our pop critic's verdict on Liverpool's Sgt Pepper celebrations
Lucy in the Sky fireworks, A Day in the Life of the living dead, Lovely Rita’s parking meter parade … Beatlemania is gripping Liverpool. Our writer dives in

Alexis Petridis

05, Jun, 2017 @4:30 AM

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Doctor Who recap: series 36, episode two – Smile
Supporting characters are almost dispensed with as Bill gets her first trip off-world – to a deserted city populated by emoji-spouting robots

Dan Martin

22, Apr, 2017 @7:10 PM

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Mal Peet in line for posthumous win as Carnegie shortlist announced
Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Ruta Sepetys also make shortlist, while children’s laureate Chris Riddell is nominated for Kate Greenaway illustration medal

Sian Cain

16, Mar, 2017 @7:30 PM

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