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How I learned to stop worrying and love the Olympics

August 6, 2012

It shouldn’t be a surprise that the idea of the Olympics coming to London had me unmoved. I’ve never been particularly interested in sport. Although I have taken up running and cycling in the last few years, it has been in the interests of my own health and fitness. I dis-like the coverage of sport […]

Exceeding expectations since 1996

July 23, 2012

My friend Stuart and I first saw the Reduced Shakespeare Company live about 16 years ago. They were touring The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) to the theatre we worked at and we loved it. We even spent an interminable coach journey to Prague listening to the cassette version of the Reduced Shakespeare Radio Show getting […]

Vicky McClure – the next Doctor?

January 14, 2012

I hope that Matt Smith carries on playing the Doctor for a long time, I really enjoy his portrayal. But when he moves on, as he eventually will, I’d like to make my suggestion as to who should replace him in the role. I think Vicky McClure would make a great Doctor. You may well […]

How was your 2011?

December 31, 2011

I said last year that 2011 was going to be a “game changer.” Yup, I actually used “game changer” in public. In my defence, either I used it ironically or I said it before it was a cliché. Ahem. Has 2011 lived up to its hackneyed description? Let’s have a look at some of the most significant events […]

As It Occurred To Him

June 24, 2011

On Monday, I attended the recording of the last ever episode of “As It Occurs To Me.” Released as an unedited weekly podcast for a few weeks a year, Richard Herring writes and performs the show based on events or thoughts which have presented themselves to him during the preceding seven days. At least, that’s the theory. The strain […]