Don’t take Michael Palin to bed, he’ll keep you up all night

Michael Palin – Python, actor, TV travel writer, novelist -  is terribly famous and I have never met him. I’ve seen him on TV and film screens all my life, however, so, like millions of others I have the illusion that I know what he’s like, and thus might be able to have a conversation … Continue reading Don’t take Michael Palin to bed, he’ll keep you up all night

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John Buchan’s The Three Hostages

This podcast script was written for a miniseries on Thrillers for Gentlemen. I was looking at the thriller or spy novel that was masculine without being brutal; written about, and possibly also for, men of a certain generation who understood the ethos of the gentleman’s club, and worked within its rules. I’m not saying that way … Continue reading John Buchan’s The Three Hostages