IT was the most eagerly anticipated programmes of this year – but tonight viewers gave the first episode of the BBC’s big-budget adaptation of Hilary Mantel novel Wolf Hall the thumbs down.
Henry VIII, a Victorian engraving based on Holbein’s portrait of 1537. (Picture: BADRNY) Whatever his other achievements, Henry VIII is most famous for the number of wives he had. It now turns out he was not without marriage advice. He actually had a book on the subject by philosopher and theologian William of Ockham. Whether the advice was as […]
Phil might have a beard, but he is quick to point out he’s a BIKER, not a hipster (Picture: Phil Stewart) We all remember Tom Packer, the textbook hipster who is trying to crowdfund 13 dates in order to find true love. Opinion on Tom was fairly split – some people wanted to help the young […]
Downing Street was left flustered on Sunday night as it emerged a hoax caller was put through to David Cameron‘s phone after claiming to be the director of eavesdropping agency GCHQ, and the phone number of the spy agency’s director was given out in a separate call. Security procedures are being reviewed at both No […]
Great-great grandmother Dolly Saville began her first job at a Buckinghamshire public house in 1940, when a pint cost just eight pence. Since then she’s pulled millions of pints and even served celebrities.
The majority of sex workers found the job ‘fun’, ‘flexible’ and ‘rewarding’ (Picture: REX) Do your colleagues annoy you? Does your boss grate on you? Does the familiar sight of your desk and your computer and your telephone fill you with dread? If you’re a sex worker, these are problems that are unlikely to bother you. […]
Maria von Trapp (left) was the real-life mother popular musical was based on. Her son Johannes reveals she was a difficult woman who had a lot of insecurities in a new book.
The disgusting living conditions inside a bedsit (Picture: SWNS) Shocking photos revealing the putrid conditions tenants are living in have been released. Housing inspectors from South Somerset District Council were forced to intervene after conditions became too grim. The disgusting scenes include filthy kitchens littered with old food wrappers and bare floors covered in old clothes and broken furniture. […]
THEY’VE been bringing happiness and comfort to the wards of Scotland’s largest children’s hospital for more than two decades.
Here’s a question: can you name me five female writers from history? Of course you can: Charlotte Brontë, Jane Austen, George Eliot, Edith Wharton, Virginia Woolf… OK, next question. Can you name me five female composers? Not so easy, right? Because it turns out that the history of classical music is populated entirely by dead […]