Entries by Susannah Straughan from 07/2012

Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957)

| Posted 07.23.2012 | UK Entertainment

After decades in the cinematic wilderness, director J Lee Thompson's Woman in a Dressing Gown returns to cinemas this week, reminding us how tough it was to be a desperate housewife in drab 1950s Britain. The title may be unappealing, but Yvonne Mitchell's performance is utterly compelling -- both in and out of her nightwear.

Mind the Gap: BBC Blows the Olympic Road Race

| Posted 07.28.2012 | UK Sport

The red-hot favourites didn't win, but that's road racing. After watching Team Sky's astonishing success at controlling the peloton in the recent Tour de France, it's obvious why the opposition was determined to stifle them at London 2012.

Poolside Double Act Stars at London 2012

| Posted 07.30.2012 | UK Sport

For years the BBC's voice of swimming was the unfortunately named Hamilton Bland, whose TV career ended in controversy in the late 90s. There's nothing bland about his successors, former Olympians Adrian Moorhouse and Andy Jameson, who sounded as though they'd swallowed several gallons of Red Bull as they jabbered their way through last night's pool action at London 2012.