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On December 19, 2012 By

Animal-lovers can look forward to many great programmes on the box this festive season. Here are 10 of the best.


Rolf’s Animal Christmas

Christmas Eve, 6pm, Channel 5
This Yuletide special from everyone’s favourite cartoonist-turned-pet-lover features a host of heart-warming and memorable stories from the popular series Rolf’s Animal Clinic. The programme reveals […]

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On the eve of their 80s Here and Now tour, Julian Hall surfs the wave of nostalgia with 80s pop icons Hazel O’Connor, Clare Grogan and Kim Wilde

What do you think of the 80s revival?

Kim Wilde: I’m amazed it’s still going on. Perhaps the further we get […]

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Paul Merton is on a one-man mission on to bring silent cinema to the masses. He’s back on the road with Silent Clowns, the live show he first toured on the back of his popular BBC Four programme of the same name. Merton introduces a feature length silent movie and a couple of […]

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Matchbox Magazine, 2006/2007

On November 6, 2007 By

Matchbox Contributors, Matchbox Events, Matchbox Tribes and Rant; all examples of contributions to Matchbox, a lifestyle magazine for West London, over the course of 2006/2007

The new Marc Jacobs store on Mount Street, Mayfair, is the designer’s second European store, after this year’s Paris opening. To mark the occasion Marc […]

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HDV (Hotel du Vin)

On June 6, 2007 By

Raquel Cassidy interview, Summer 2007

From Teachers to Party Animals via Lead Balloon, Raquel Cassidy is rarely off our screens these days. Julian Hall talks to the actress sleeping late, empathising with murderers and ‘getting mucky’…

I’ve arranged to meet Raquel Cassidy at a cafe next door to […]

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Mal Magazine (Malmaison)

On April 6, 2007 By

Ross Noble interview, Spring 2007

Star of the Edinburgh Festival and voted 10th best stand up of all time, Ross Noble is a comic phenomenon. Julian Hall catches up with him ahead of his latest world tour.

There are no two ways about it, Ross Noble is a comic phenomenon. You may not have seen him on […]

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An Uncommon Correspondent

Julian Hall talks to award-winning journalist John Pilger

Celebrated and controversial campaigning journalist and film-maker John Pilger, whose forty-year career includes extensive work for national newspapers (both here and in his native Australia), a stint as a reporter  for TV’s current affairs flagship show World In Action, and seminal documentaries […]

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The cup floweth over

Julian Hall looks back Chelsea and Fulham player’s World Cup performance and forward to the new season.

There was a stage of last season where it looked like south-west London’s two premiership teams might be shoring up both ends of the division. Luckily for the  determined manager Chris Coleman and […]

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Laughter Lines, article about the comedy heritage of the Central Trains region.

The Connect region can lay claim to some infamous comedy hotspots. The Independent’s comedy critic Julian Hall gives a run down of some of the best.

Let’s start with Liverpool – in the north-west of the Central […]

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Comedian Arthur Smith has been strutting his stuff at the Edinburgh Fringe for nearly 30 years. On the eve of the city’s festival season he talks Julian Hall about his long association with the Scottish capital-and offers some tips on how to make the most of your festival experience.

Last year, […]

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