Catherine Lawson
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Catherine is a London-based freelance entertainment and lifestyle editor and writer. Catherine's work has previously appeared in HuffPost TV, AOL TV, Moviefone and The Daily Telegraph. Follow Catherine on Twitter: @TVClaw ( and on her blog (

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'Fanny Cradock Cooks for Christmas': The Kitchen Diva Reconsidered

(0) Comments | Posted 15 December 2013 | (10:26)

"Sherry in trifle is horrid! I'm sorry if I offend you."

Following the Savilegate revelations and consequent shattered reputations, I thought it would be interesting to reconsider another huge BBC television star from the 1970s.

One who, unlike Sir Jimmy Savile, was utterly reviled and disgraced during her...

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My Dad and Roy Kinnear: When Anoraks Collide

(2) Comments | Posted 18 June 2013 | (00:00)

This week, if he was still alive, my father would have been 80 years old. We've marked the milestone with a pint or two of Guinness and fulsome toasts to him.

I've been thinking about Dad a lot recently, trying to pass on some of his prodigious wit and wisdom...

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Nice Day for a Klingon Wedding

(0) Comments | Posted 20 October 2012 | (17:38)

This week I boldly went to the ExCel in Docklands for 'Destination: Star Trek London', the first UK 'Star Trek' convention in more than a decade.

On the way there my carriage on the DLR contained a couple of excited Vulcans, a Captain Picard and two Borg drones....

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My Olympic Week

(1) Comments | Posted 3 August 2012 | (15:45)

It's the end of the first week of the London 2012 Olympics and I've learned two valuable life lessons: first, grown men will fight small children for the chance to sit at the front of the DLR and pretend to be the driver; and second, don't jump up for a...

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