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Affirmatively Funny

I recently finished reading Jennifer Saunders‘ slightly scatty (but very enjoyable) showbiz memoir Bonkers: My Life in Laughs (2013), and I was intrigued to discover that she and Dawn French were the beneficiaries of “positive discrimination”, back in the day. … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister (1945-2015)

I’m woefully late to mark the passing of “Lemmy” Kilmister, founder and lead-singer of the seminal English rock band Motörhead, because I was wrestling with the supposed theme of this blog, i.e. “women I admire”… but really there’s no conflict … Continue reading

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Bygone Bron

Last Sunday, as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, BBC2 broadcast The Comedy Vaults, an hour-long collection of clips from rare, or entirely unseen programmes, including early appearances by some of the biggest names in comedy, past and present. To … Continue reading

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