The London sunshine had got far too samey for me. It was time for some proper rain. A last minute visit to Edinburgh was my only hope. Having sped around the venues getting customarily soaked and, like the local cheeseburgers, lightly battered, I offer you my gems of choice from the finest entertainment festival in the world.
The Peak District conjures up images of sharp mountain tops but, in fact, it contains a concentration of some of the best stately homes in Britain. You may recognise them from the movies.
Ken Russell, one of the most flamboyant and controversial directors in British cinema died on Monday, aged 84. His catalogue
Broadcaster and writer Stephen Fry has been voted the most popular person to have a pint with at a beer festival. Actor Oliver