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Top Gear Episode 1 Review

The National, May 2016 “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” This was new presenter Matt LeBlanc’s attitude to Top Gear when The National asked him how he was getting to grips…

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Five ways Top Gear will be different

The National, May 2016 With Jezza, The Hamster and ­Captain Slow signed up to ­Amazon Prime for a rival motoring ­programme, we look at five ways Top Gear will evolve:…

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Kris Jenner profile

The National, April 2016 Could it be a new reality show? Might she be opening a restaurant in Dubai? How about a new television programme set in the…

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Adrian Lester on Undercover

A version of this article appeared in The National, April 2016 It’s a moment of sheer anguish and conflict. Nick, a former policeman and now author and wannabe…

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Michael Dobbs on House Of Cards

The National, March 2016 It was surely one of the most timely sessions at this year’s Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. As Michael Dobbs, creator of the ­intrigue-laden…

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Kevin Doyle on Happy Valley

The National, March 2016 When the final credits rolled on Downton Abbey, Kevin Doyle – the actor who played the struggling servant Molesley – could have been excused just…

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Lily James Q&A

The National, February 2016 Familiar to fans of Downton Abbey as Lady Rose Aldridge, Lily James now takes on the role of Natasha Rostova in War & Peace, the BBC’s big-budget adaptation…

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David Letterman profile

The National, May 2015 It was a fitting end to a riotously funny, ridiculously entertaining era. When David Letterman brought 22 years of his famous Late Show to a close on…