Helen Lederer

Speaking of Grief

Helen Lederer | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Helen Lederer

It was an arresting image - to see the faces of our comedy elite with the coffin of such an iconic figure. An unintended tableau of England's great and talented comedy pioneers - who have shaped the 80s. And it was weird seeing people you know a bit - only a bit mind - with the coffin of someone who means a lot.

Crowdfunding: Cutting Edge or 21st Century Begging?

Helen Lederer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Helen Lederer

The fearless and somewhat pioneering sprit that got me in to stand-up comedy all those years ago is now nudging me into the bosom of crowdfunding. Like most fiscal virgins I'm blushing in anticipation.

Age Doesn't Matter Unless You Are a Cheese

Helen Lederer | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Helen Lederer

Even the gallant men who try to champion the older woman 'case' still fall into the trap of using looks as a barometer for acceptance. Lovely David Dimbleby was quoted as saying "Women mature elegantly and better than men very often. I don't think age should be a factor for women appearing on television."

Sarah Dean

INTERVIEW: 'I've Choked, Coughed And Even Burped'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 04.01.2013 | UK Entertainment

You're petrified of being out of your depth in water, you're rubbish at swimming, or perhaps you almost drowned in the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. Non...

It's Winter... But How Do I Keep the Weight Off?

Lucy Eyre-Tanner | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Eyre-Tanner

Yes, bulging waistlines are likely to be the fashion trend for many this season as 'diet hibernation' takes hold of the nation. As the nights draw in we start eating more comfort food, exercising less and covering up from the cold so it's no surprise that the pounds will start to pile on.

A Paisley Tent in Hay-on-Wye

Helen Lederer | Posted 12.08.2012 | Home
Helen Lederer

I'm standing in a paisley tent in Hay-on-Wye at the HowTheLightGetsIn festival and seeing art unfold. A camera is positioned to capture Stella Vine's 12 hour painting marathon on a huge canvas. She is disarmingly open. The kind of dedicated true artist who looks at you directly and makes you feel you are in the presence of a spirit.

Cuts, Strikes and Striking Cuts

Helen Lederer | Posted 29.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
Helen Lederer

On Saturday I got up alarmingly early to beaver across to Sky TV studios for the privilege of reviewing papers.

Naked - Moi?

Helen Lederer | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK Entertainment
Helen Lederer

I have learned a lot about myself on Celebrity Coach Trip - not least that being chums with famous people who you also have to 'vote off' may not actually be in my top skill set. But it's certainly been a journey (from Pisa to Roma).

First Night Nerves at Opening of The Killing of Sister George

Helen Lederer | Posted 10.12.2011 | UK Entertainment
Helen Lederer

Jane Horrocks will attend one night, but as I have a phobia about knowing when people come in - I had to ask my friend to text her back pretending my friend was me - saying that would be marvellous and can't wait to see her - but in fact I don't know when I will be delighted.

Rab C. Nesbitt - the return of the native speaker - by his writer/creator

John Fleming | Posted 04.12.2011 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

With the new series of Rab C. Nesbitt about to be unleashed on BBC2 tonight - 25 years after the character first appeared on screen in Naked Video - I thought I would ask the series' writer/creator Ian Pattison some questions. This may prove to have been a mistake. Never mess with a comedy writer...

Helen Lederer: Behind the Scenes Shooting the New Series of Absolutely Fabulous

Helen Lederer | Posted 03.12.2011 | UK Entertainment
Helen Lederer

Am now besties with Lulu I do hope - LOVE her hair. Would have asked for the name of her hair dye if I'd thought, but was too busy remembering my lines. How does she do it? I must copy. Get drunk in Green Room at Ab Fab after party. Shove mobile phone down cleavage.