Clive James

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‘Where’s the nearest buffet?’ Holliday Grainger and Tom Burke in Strike: Lethal White

As regular readers of this column will know, there’s nothing I like better than a television protagonist with a random noun or verb as a surname that (...)

Irish star Pierce Brosnan played trainer Edward O’Grady in the 1980 film Murphy’s Stroke. Photograph: Getty Images

The beauty of the Gay Future story is no one was harmed in its making apart from bookmakers. Even they didn’t have to pay out in the end. The British (...)

Clockwise from left: Frances Black, Darina Allen, John Creedon, Eavan Boland, Ann Rossiter, Ailbhe Smyth, Brendan Gleeson and Sheila Gallagher

Brendan Gleeson, Eavan Boland, JOHN CREEDON, DARINA ALLEN and others pass on advice during this uncertain time It can be hard to take stock when(...)

Henry Hardinge and Ian Mortlock at a market in Cambridge. ‘It’s a disaster area,’ says Mortlock of Brexit. Photograph: Patrick Freyne

In 2016, 73.8 per cent of voters in the university town of Cambridge voted to remain in the EU. It’s among the richest cities in the UK with a large i(...)

The rush to coo over three points gained against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s predecessor José Mourinho left the previous two Premier League games an afterthought.  This thinking needs to change. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/EPA

Manchester City believe in Pep Guardiola. Manchester United want to believe in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. There are many recent comparisons and difference(...)

Australian writer Clive James: The TV reviews he wrote for the Observer newspaper from 1972 to 1982  left a lasting impression. File photograph: Alan Porritt/EPA

Clive James, who died this week, was a man of many impressive parts, poet, essayist, literary critic, broadcaster, songwriter and blogger among them. (...)

Clive James – recognised by a Japanese tourist – in Cambridge in 1990. Photograph: Richard Baker/In Pictures/Getty

Clive Vivian Leopold James Born: October 7th, 1939 Died: November 24th, 2019 The writer and broadcaster Clive James, who has died aged 80, once wrote(...)

Clive James in Dublin promoting his autobiography Clive James – Always Unreliable in 2001. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Clive James, who has died at the age of 80, was one of his era’s great polymaths. (His near-contemporary Jonathan Miller, whose death was announced on(...)

 Clive James at home in 2002.  Photograph: Andy Butterton/PA Wire

Clive James, the broadcaster, poet and television critic, has died aged 80 after a long illness. His agent confirmed the Australian died at his home i(...)

The study aimed to explore IGFs to better understand their role in how older people experience old age and friendship at that time of life

In Clive James’s 2007 essay on Egon Friedell, he writes: “Whether we like it or not, individuality is the product of a collective existence.” This rem(...)

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