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Alex Scott’s year in TV: ‘When Eriksen collapsed – it was about being honest’

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Alex Scott, 37, signed for Arsenal at the age of eight. She won 140 caps for England, before retiring in 2017 to pursue a full-time career as a broadcaster, going on to become a pundit for the BBC and Sky. In 2021, sh...

‘I can sing Wuthering Heights so perfectly, it makes people’s jaws drop’: Peaches’ honest playlist

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The first song I remember hearingJoy to the World by Three Dog Night on the radio in the family car. It came out in 1971, so we would have been driving from our house to our little cottage north of Toronto. That song ...

‘They milked Heroes to death in 2012’: Bradley Wiggins’s honest playlist

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The first song I remember hearingI loved Michael Jackson when I was eight because I didn’t have any taste, so Bad got my boogie on. Now I can’t stand him. The first single I boughtMy mum took me to Our Price on Kilbur...

An honest crust? UK government steps in over ‘sourfaux’ threat to craft bakers

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With its ingredients of just flour, water and salt, sourdough bread may seem to be one of life’s simpler and unambiguous pleasures. But it is now under scrutiny in a government review over the longstanding claims that...

‘Everything Marvin Gaye does is sexy’: Kathy Sledge’s honest playlist

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The first time I heard myselfSister Sledge never got any airplay in the US until We Are Family in 1979. I was this goofy 16-year-old with braces, and I’d follow [producer] Nile Rodgers around the studio saying: “Will ...

‘Planet Caravan by Black Sabbath feeds my soul’: Morgana Robinson’s honest playlist

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The first single I ever boughtPray by Take That. I was 11 years young and marched straight down to HMV for the CD single. I’m not proud of myself but, come on, I was 11! I probably didn’t even have any pubes. My favou...

From The Worst Person in the World to The Honest Vocal Coach: a complete guide to this week’s entertainment

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The Worst Person in the WorldOut nowJoachim Trier captures a decade or so’s worth of romances in a young woman’s life, wrapping an unflinching portrait of emotional immaturity up in a lovely warm blanket of compassion...

What can we learn from this year’s honest Oscars ballots?

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This weekend’s Oscars come to us soggy and shorn of spectacle. Covid meant that the nominees couldn’t all have their photo taken together, plus the lack of a televised Golden Globes has sapped awards season of all mom...

Russia-Ukraine war latest: Zelenskiy urges ‘honest’ peace talks without delay; Russian forces tighten grip around Mariupol – live

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Ukraine president says time has come for ‘meaningful’ talks; Ukraine defence ministry says it has ‘temporarily’ lost access to Sea of Azov as fight continues for control of port city of Mariupol

‘I don’t know if that’s embarrassing or good!’: Ella Henderson’s Honest Playlist

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The first album I ever boughtI remember going into Woolworths and buying my first CD: a Destiny’s Child album, because I was obsessed with Beyoncé. It had all their hits. Remember the song Girl? I used to stand in the...

‘The song I want played at my funeral? SexyBack’: Lou Sanders’s honest playlist

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The song that is my karaoke go-toI’m really bad at singing, but I’ll have a go anyway. My one is Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship, or I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) by Whitney Houston. I like big so...

‘I’ve still no idea what zig-a-zig-ah means’: Gemma Cairney’s honest playlist

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The first single I ever boughtNever Gonna Let You Go (the Kelly G mix) by Tina Moore, when I was at school. Everything about mid-90s garage seemed like the epitome of British glamour, full of giant golden-hooped earri...

‘I want Jesus Christ Superstar at my funeral – live!’: Mel Giedroyc’s honest playlist

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The last song I streamedHerbie Hancock, Watermelon Man. My brother runs a gospel choir, he’s a jazzer. A lot of my musical education came from him. When I was listening to Shaddap You Face, he’d be listening to Buddy ...

Jay Blades: Learning to Read at 51 review – a fascinating and unusually honest look at illiteracy

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There was a programme, many years ago, about a specialist teacher and a class of mature learners who fell short of full literacy. It was extraordinary to watch as the teacher applied different teaching methods to help...

‘After seeing Aretha Franklin you’re never the same again’: Elvis Costello’s honest playlist

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The first song I remember hearingIt’s a family legend that even before I was forming sentences, I knew how to request I’ve Got You Under My Skin sung by Frank Sinatra on the record player. Of course I’m biased, but my...

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