Samantha Baines
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Award-winning actress and comedian who can't tolerate dairy. As seen on BBC, CBBC and in new film A Royal Night Out. As heard on XFM, Radio 4 and BBC London 94.9. What the Frock Best Newcomer 2015, Funny Women Finalist 2014, occasional poet and big time show off.

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Book Review: 'The Person Controller' by David Baddiel

(0) Comments | Posted 13 November 2015 | (13:55)

picture credit: Harper Collins

David Baddiel's first children's fiction offering - The Parent Agency, was everything you'd expect from a comedian: social commentary, inventive characters and puns galore. In his second book Baddiel has surrendered gags for story and it's all got...

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Wedding Blog: The Bridesmaid Dress Dilemma

(0) Comments | Posted 10 November 2015 | (17:01)

The wedding planning has begun. We have booked a venue and I have asked four wonderful women to be my bridesmaids now the scary bit... bridesmaid dress buying!

There are so many things to think about, number one of which is I don't want to make four of the most...

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Five Ultimate Halloween Costume Cheats That Everyone Should Know

(3) Comments | Posted 28 October 2015 | (00:00)

Fancy dress not your bag of bogey themed candy? Just can't be bothered with the planning and expense of it all? Well here are the ultimate and the cheapest fancy dress cheats that will see you through this horror-ble weekend.

1. The Pumpkin

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Six Reasons Why Being Engaged (to be Married) Is Seriously Weird

(0) Comments | Posted 2 October 2015 | (01:00)

I have ripped loads of tights, had to restyle my jewellery collection and I have never been so into colour schemes!

I am engaged as of 30 August 2015 and it's wonderful but it's also seriously weird. After five years with my really rather lovely fiancé I was hoping and...

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10 Things You HAVE to Do in Marrakesh, Morocco

(0) Comments | Posted 3 September 2015 | (19:51)

1. Explore the Souks

Photo credit: Samantha Baines

If you like shopping you will love the Souks in the old town. Row upon row of market stalls with Moroccan goods from jewellery to teapots to hand made carpets to tempt you. Even...

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Just When You Thought The Cara Delevingne Interview Couldn't Get More Awkward...

(0) Comments | Posted 31 July 2015 | (00:13)

Don't we ask actresses ridiculous questions on TV! Yes Cara Delevingne brought the sarcasm in THAT interview but the American TV anchors certainly didn't bring the questions.

Did you have time to read the book your film is about? Is that a serious question?! Not to mention the little rant...

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Five Things Edinburgh Fringe Performers Will Be Panicking About Right Now

(1) Comments | Posted 16 July 2015 | (01:00)

Terror grips my heart. In a few weeks one of the most marvellous festivals is happening in Edinburgh; it's called the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and I am performing there. Every year the Edinburgh Fringe grows in size; there is comedy, dance, theatre, poetry, singing, nudity, some more nudity and lots...

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Book Review: 'The Parent Agency' by David Baddiel

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2015 | (15:16)

Image: HarperCollins Children's Books

There aren't many books that have a central character called Barry - except perhaps Barry White biographies - so in the first few pages you realise David Baddiel's new book is a little different. This is...

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Behind the Scenes on 'A Royal Night Out'

(2) Comments | Posted 5 June 2015 | (01:00)

Image credit: Lionsgate

I play Mary in A Royal Night Out (in cinemas now) and I thought you might like a little behind the scenes look at what went on! You get to see everything from the makeup process, to my trailer,...

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'Flatgate': Why I Wore Flats on the Red Carpet in Cannes

(1) Comments | Posted 21 May 2015 | (13:05)

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Should women be forced to wear high heels to premieres?

If you have been following the goings on at the Cannes Film Festival this week you will have heard about 'flatgate': a group of women were turned away...

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Five Reasons You HAVE to Watch: 'A Royal Night Out'

(2) Comments | Posted 15 May 2015 | (01:00)

image credit: Lionsgate UK

It's the hottest new cinema release and its all about the Royal family! A Royal Night Out hits cinemas on 15 May (with previews from 8 May) and I have managed to see it before the...

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Who Needs Mobile Dating Apps When You Give Away Free Coffee?

(0) Comments | Posted 24 April 2015 | (12:04)

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The Pret A Manger boss revealed this week that his staff can give away free coffee to whoever they like the look of. However, it's clearly all a ploy! A ploy to get his staff dates!

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5 Reasons You Need A Juicer In Your Life

(1) Comments | Posted 1 April 2015 | (19:44)

Gone are the days when I asked for sparkly nail varnish and shiny shoes for my birthday. This year I asked for a shiny sparkly juicer! Yes, I am over 25. No this isn't a nearly thirty health crisis (is it?). Juicing is fun and good for you and so...

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5 Reasons You Shouldn't Feel Guilty For Having A Cleaner

(0) Comments | Posted 11 February 2015 | (17:48)

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There is nothing wrong with employing a cleaner (as long as you pay them properly and they are not cleaning against their will). As modern people we very often feel like we...

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11 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Spoilers

(1) Comments | Posted 12 December 2014 | (12:51)

Image source: Warner Brothers

Excited about The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies? Want the inside scoop on the 11 scenes that are so mind-blowing that you will have to watch them again and again and then probably once more to...

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Three Reasons Everyone Is Talking About That Tony Blair Christmas Card

(0) Comments | Posted 5 December 2014 | (13:02)

photo source: BBC News

It's been trending on twitter, it's provoked speculation and news articles across the UK: it's none other than Tony and Cherie Blair's 2014 Christmas card! You may have thought personalised photos on festive cards were a thing of...

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Why Wearing Pyjamas All Day Is Fine...

(1) Comments | Posted 20 November 2014 | (17:01)

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Ever gone to your front door to collect a package and had the postman/woman make a pithy comment about the fact you are still in your pyjamas at 3pm? Alternatively, they do...

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The Nation's Superhero: Brian Cox

(0) Comments | Posted 20 October 2014 | (16:34)

Brian Cox at Science Foo Camp
Photo by Bob Lee, via Wikimedia Commons

Brian Cox,
Superhero alias: SuperCox!
Hero of the Physics world.

SuperCox has just returned from battling some ignorant people on Radio...

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New to Stand-up Comedy? Here Are Six Beginner's Tips

(0) Comments | Posted 17 September 2014 | (01:00)

Now, I by no means think that I am the Dalai Llama of comedy; sitting on a mountain and dishing out comedy wisdom but I thought this might help anyone thinking of stepping into the intimidating world of standing up. I have been acting funny for five years and doing...

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival: A Performer's Guide

(0) Comments | Posted 2 August 2014 | (01:00)


It's here! That crazy month where tons of creative, funny and just down right weird performers (myself included) flock to Scotland for a month of drinking, flyering and probably some performing. This shall be my sixth Edinburgh so it's about time...

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