This weekend, TfL is celebrating the half-century of the Victoria line. Ahead of that celebration, we spoke to the transport body’s former heritage chief, Mike Ashworth, for the lowdown on its origins.
Hackney-based Denise Gough was ready to quit acting after a year of rejection but then she landed a part as recovering addict Emma and the awards started rolling in. The West End star tells Bridget Galton why it’s only the icing sugar that will go to her head.
Don Black starts our interview on a high note. It’s the morning after the press night of his latest musical, Mrs Henderson Presents, and the 77-year-old – anyone’s idea of a songwriting legend, born in Hackney and made in Hollywood – is in a jubilant mood.