John Betjeman

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Letter: John McGlashan obituary
Edward Mirzoeff writes: He brought a rare sense of poetry and spirituality to his camerawork

Edward Mirzoeff

22, Jul, 2021 @3:53 PM

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John McGlashan obituary
Other Lives: Cinematographer who worked with directors such as Ken Russell, John Schlesinger and Ken Loach

Emerson Bramwell

26, Apr, 2021 @6:13 PM

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From fan mail to fiction: the letters from famous authors that made me a writer
As a schoolgirl Julie Myerson wrote to the likes of Daphne du Maurier and John Betjeman. Here, she reveals how their generous replies shaped the person she became

Julie Myerson

27, Apr, 2019 @3:00 PM

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Wanted: one royal versifier – an interest in trees and homeopathy an advantage | Catherine Bennett
With Carol Ann Duffy bowing out as poet laureate, others are courting the honour

Catherine Bennett

10, Nov, 2018 @6:59 PM

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Mary Wilson obituary
An accomplished poet who brushed off the caricatures her life attracted as wife of Harold Wilson

Julia Langdon

07, Jun, 2018 @5:51 AM

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The week in radio: Today; Mr Betjeman’s Class/Mr Betjeman Regrets; Just a Minute; The Great American Songbook
Prince Harry grilled ‘Pa’, John Betjeman clutched his teddy, Nicholas Parsons communed with ghosts and Van Morrison sprang gruff surprises

Tim Adams

31, Dec, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Stop the bombs! How Slough became Britain’s most dynamic town
John Betjeman thought the place should be razed to the ground. But a new survey says it’s now the UK’s best place to work

24, Sep, 2017 @2:00 PM

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Sand in the Sandwiches review – Edward Fox's Betjeman is tediously tasteful
Hugh Whitemore’s witty but dull homage to the quintessentially English poet lacks the cleverness and drama of his Stevie Smith play

Lyn Gardner

01, Jun, 2017 @11:15 AM

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Desert Island Discs: 75 defining moments from 75 years of castaways
The show’s first guest was marooned three quarters of a century ago this month. Here are the moments that made Desert Island Discs a radio classic

Stephen Moss

06, Jan, 2017 @3:56 PM

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BBC2’s poetry night chugs along nicely
Channel goes back to its roots with poetic train journey

Vanessa Thorpe

01, Oct, 2016 @11:41 PM

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Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited by Philip Eade review – an anthology of gossip
Rather than shed fresh light on the writer’s life, this biography ignores the literature in favour of titillating whispers

Robert McCrum

03, Jul, 2016 @10:00 AM

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Slough debates whether to change its name
Idea divides opinion in English town made infamous by Ricky Gervais and Sir John Betjeman

Mark Tran

04, Mar, 2016 @5:54 PM

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