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Henning Wehn on British and German stereotypes and comedy 26 April 2013 Last updated at 05:11 ET The self-appointed German comedy ambassador to Britain looks at whether there is any truth in the stereotypes that the two nations have about each other.
Major's defeat in the 1997 general election left the party pulverised. Not just its parliamentary representation, but its constituency organisation had been shattered. As would swiftly become apparent, the blow to its intellectual self-confidence was
Its fame even reached the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, which defines the verb "to handbag" as: (of a woman politician), treat (a person, idea etc) ruthlessly or insensitively. Lady Thatcher herself once told an interviewer: "Of course, I am
5 April 2013 Pablo Picasso first entered my consciousness when I was a boy of about eight years old. My eyes are at different levels and my right ear's a bit bigger than my left which showed up particularly in school photographs so my mother used to
Brian Moore on sporting and political rivalry 15 March 2013 Last updated at 07:55 ET Ahead of this weekend's England v Wales game, which will decide the 2013 Six Nations championship, Brian Moore spoke of sporting rivalry and how other countries want
Internet and Twitter for people in public eye 15 February 2013 Last updated at 05:58 ET Discussing the impact that social media sites like Twitter and the internet have had on people in the public eye, singer Lamar said "a bad picture lasts a long
Michael Portillo on modernising the Conservative Party 8 February 2013 Last updated at 05:51 ET The Conservative Party had "neanderthal backbenchers" led by David Cameron, who could see the change in attitudes over gay marriage, says Michael Portillo
The comedian is about to put on a show looking at how public figures are perceived. Michael Portillo said Mr Huhne had "paid the price for being a politician", but there was "no hint" the bankers behind the Libor scandal were to face prosecution.
Katherine Ryan and Lowri Turner 25 January 2013 Last updated at 06:42 ET Broadcaster Lowri Turner thought parents were "outclassed" by their more tech-savvy children when it came to checking up on what they were doing online.
Metro-land; Great British Railway Journeys; Mr Selfridge; World Without End; Silent Witness - video review Andrew Collins marvels at John Betjeman's 1973 exploration of surburbia and trains in Metro-land on BBC4; compares Michael Portillo's efforts