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Wigan landlady 'bitterly disappointed' by Tier 3 decision

Wigan landlady 'bitterly disappointed' by Tier 3 decision

As a wet-led pub, the Hare and Hounds in Billinge will not be allowed to open until Greater Manchester is placed in Tier 1

Read full article: Wigan landlady 'bitterly disappointed' b...→
'My body aches, my mind is on constant alert. I love it' - Pip Hare on her Vendee Globe adventure

'My body aches, my mind is on constant alert. I love it' - Pip Hare on her Vendee Globe adventure

Two weeks into the race British sailor has had to contend with climbing the mast and learning to manage sleep deprivation

Read full article: 'My body aches, my mind is on constant a...→
Sir David Hare appears to settle Left wing scores in Roadkill

Sir David Hare appears to settle Left wing scores in Roadkill

BBC's political drama Roadkill seems to embody every Conservative scandal since the Sixties. Laurence who is played by Hugh Laurie, fathers an illegitimate dau [...]

Read full article: Sir David Hare appears to settle Left wi...→
Poole sailor Pip Hare sets off on Vendée Globe yacht race

Poole sailor Pip Hare sets off on Vendée Globe yacht race

POOLE yachtsman Pip Hare has set off on her 2,400-mile, unaided voyage around the world as part of the Vendée Globe yacht race.

Read full article: Poole sailor Pip Hare sets off on Vendée...→
Hare praises Dover's character

Hare praises Dover's character

Dover coach Darren Hare says his players need to believe in themselves more after they beat Eastleigh on Tuesday night.

Read full article: Hare praises Dover's character...→
TV review: Roadkill; Seduced; The Mole; The Right Stuff

TV review: Roadkill; Seduced; The Mole; The Right Stuff

To mark the launch of Roadkill, his big new political thriller — sorry, “compacted epic” — the playwright David Hare has written an essay on the BBC’s website. [...]

Read full article: TV review: Roadkill; Seduced; The Mole; ...→
Man wins £30,000 payout from jewellers after girlfriend's diamond fell from ring

Man wins £30,000 payout from jewellers after girlfriend's diamond fell from ring

Mark Hare bought the "fancy" octagonal 3.1 carat yellow diamond and had it set in a white gold ring encrusted in smaller diamonds for his then partner Olivia C [...]

Read full article: Man wins £30,000 payout from jewellers a...→
Roadkill review — a charismatic love-rat Tory? Sounds familiar

Roadkill review — a charismatic love-rat Tory? Sounds familiar

RoadkillBBC One★★★☆☆Two minutes in to David Hare’s four-part political thriller Roadkill and we already had a “Nope, that just wouldn’t happen” moment. Outside [...]

Read full article: Roadkill review — a charismatic love-rat...→
Hugh Laurie is a Farage-Gove-Johnson mashup in Roadkill – review

Hugh Laurie is a Farage-Gove-Johnson mashup in Roadkill – review

David Hare’s new drama is competently put together and the plot draws you in – but it lacks a certain freshness

Read full article: Hugh Laurie is a Farage-Gove-Johnson mas...→
Roadkill, Secret Life of Doggy Day Care, previews

Roadkill, Secret Life of Doggy Day Care, previews

FOR all David Hare’s decades writing for the theatre, film, radio and television, it was not, amazingly, until 2018 that he created his first TV…

Read full article: Roadkill, Secret Life of Doggy Day Care,...→
David Benedict: Ralph Fiennes as David Hare? Truth doesn’t have to be picture perfect

David Benedict: Ralph Fiennes as David Hare? Truth doesn’t have to be picture perfect

If Ralph Fiennes can be David Hare and Helen Mirren the Queen, surely I can get Harrison Ford to play me? After all, the truth doesn’t have to be picture perfe [...]

Read full article: David Benedict: Ralph Fiennes as David H...→
Ralph Fiennes stars in slapdash and heavy-handed Covid monologue ‘Beat the Devil’ – review

Ralph Fiennes stars in slapdash and heavy-handed Covid monologue ‘Beat the Devil’ – review

It seems sometimes like writer David Hare is attempting to explain the situation to someone who has completely missed the pandemic – rather than engage with an [...]

Read full article: Ralph Fiennes stars in slapdash and heav...→
Orphaned hare returns to visit family who saved and reared her

Orphaned hare returns to visit family who saved and reared her

Natasha Terry and her family found a baby Hare in their garden at the beginning of lockdown and when realising it was an orphan, they hand reared it in their h [...]

Read full article: Orphaned hare returns to visit family wh...→
British skipper Pip Hare crosses the Equator in Vendee Globe race

British skipper Pip Hare crosses the Equator in Vendee Globe race

AFTER two days of dodging squalls in the doldrums, Poole sailor and British Vendee Globe Skipper Pip Hare crossed the Equator at the front of the…

Read full article: British skipper Pip Hare crosses the Equ...→
Taking Off

Taking Off

Pond lifeSick of looking at the same four walls? Check out the new Pond suites at Marlfield House in Co Wexford. The suites — choose from Fox, Peacock, Heron o [...]

Read full article: Taking Off...→
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What we now know about the effect of Covid on our lungs weeks after recovery

What we now know about the effect of Covid on our lungs weeks after recovery

Dr Sam Hare has been looking at chest X-rays for more than a decade, but said of Covid-19: 'This looks like something I have never seen before.'

Read full article: What we now know about the effect of Cov...→
Pip Hare going round the world on rented yacht

Pip Hare going round the world on rented yacht

As a teenager, Pip Hare read about solo round-the-world yacht racing and was struck not just by the challenge but the opportunity. “I loved the fact that men a [...]

Read full article: Pip Hare going round the world on rented...→
David Hare's preposterously outdated view of the Conservative party leaves Roadkill dead on arrival

David Hare's preposterously outdated view of the Conservative party leaves Roadkill dead on arrival

We're living in a golden age of ministerial ineptitude. Why does the BBC's flashy new drama resort to the same old 'bad Tory' cliches?

Read full article: David Hare's preposterously outdated vie...→
Roadkill is a pathetic parody that shines a light on blatant BBC bias, says LEO McKINSTRY

Roadkill is a pathetic parody that shines a light on blatant BBC bias, says LEO McKINSTRY

JUDGING by the overblown advance hype, the BBC must have thought it was on to a winner with its new political drama Roadkill. The creator is the renowned playw [...]

Read full article: Roadkill is a pathetic parody that shine...→
Roadkill: Hugh Laurie's new political drama gets mixed reviews

Roadkill: Hugh Laurie's new political drama gets mixed reviews

The first episode of new Hugh Laurie drama Roadkill has been met with mixed reviews- with some saying the BBC thriller was “awful” while others praised it as “ [...]

Read full article: Roadkill: Hugh Laurie's new political dr...→
Sam McBratney obituary

Sam McBratney obituary

“Guess how much I love you?” asks Little Nutbrown Hare at the start of Sam McBratney’s popular children’s book of that name. Big Nutbrown Hare, who we believe [...]

Read full article: Sam McBratney obituary...→
Is Roadkill based on a true story?

Is Roadkill based on a true story?

BBC’s new drama about a scandal-hit MP is bound to invite parallels with the current political climate. But is Roadkill, a thriller written by David Hare, base [...]

Read full article: Is Roadkill based on a true story?...→
Sidse Babett Knudsen: the Borgen star mixing Danish drama and Westminster intrigue

Sidse Babett Knudsen: the Borgen star mixing Danish drama and Westminster intrigue

She is set to reprise her role as the prime minster in a new series of the hit Scandi drama, but the actor is just as excited to share the limelight in David H [...]

Read full article: Sidse Babett Knudsen: the Borgen star mi...→
Guess How Much I Love You author Sam McBratney dies aged 77

Guess How Much I Love You author Sam McBratney dies aged 77

The Northern Irish author was best known for his story of Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare, which sold more than 43m copies

Read full article: Guess How Much I Love You author Sam McB...→
Theatre review: Ralph Fiennes in David Hare’s Beat the Devil; Sleepless

Theatre review: Ralph Fiennes in David Hare’s Beat the Devil; Sleepless

Beat the DevilBridge Theatre, London SE1 ★★SleeplessTroubadour Wembley Park Theatre, London HA9 ★★★★Ralph Fiennes needs all his stage skills for Beat the Devil [...]

Read full article: Theatre review: Ralph Fiennes in David H...→
Beat The Devil review: David Hare's 'raw and urgent' sickbed play

Beat The Devil review: David Hare's 'raw and urgent' sickbed play

This angry sickbed shout of a play is testament to the resilience of London theatre. David Hare, 73, wrote it after falling desperately ill with Covid-19 just [...]

Read full article: Beat The Devil review: David Hare's 'raw...→
Ralph Fiennes set to portray David Hare in a one-man show about Covid

Ralph Fiennes set to portray David Hare in a one-man show about Covid

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Ralph Fiennes is set to portray playwright David Hare in a one-man play about how the acclaimed dramatist coped with the Covid-19 virus.

Read full article: Ralph Fiennes set to portray David Hare ...→
Coach Hare leaves Dover

Coach Hare leaves Dover

Darren Hare has resigned from Andy Hessenthaler's management team at Dover.

Read full article: Coach Hare leaves Dover...→
‘My hands were shaking, my mouth was dry’ – why the Vendée Globe is the world’s toughest sporting challenge

‘My hands were shaking, my mouth was dry’ – why the Vendée Globe is the world’s toughest sporting challenge

I have been staring at a stunning birds’ eye photograph this week with a mixture of awe and vertiginous terror. It was taken by Pip Hare while dangling off a m [...]

Read full article: ‘My hands were shaking, my mouth was dry...→
Me and my medals: Dusty Hare

Me and my medals: Dusty Hare

Leicester cap (main image, top of column on wall)I moved from Nottingham to Leicester in 1976. It upset a few people at Nottingham, but it was the right thing [...]

Read full article: Me and my medals: Dusty Hare...→
Dog seriously injured and owner hurt by 'gang training killer animals'

Dog seriously injured and owner hurt by 'gang training killer animals'

A pet lover was taking her two dogs for a walk when they were attacked by 'hunting dogs' in an unprovoked attack, the men in charge of the animals are believed [...]

Read full article: Dog seriously injured and owner hurt by ...→
Pippa Bennett-Warner interview: I hope Roadkill causes a ripple

Pippa Bennett-Warner interview: I hope Roadkill causes a ripple

No one could have predicted how weird this year was going to turn out to be. But, explains Pippa Bennett-Warner, the extraordinary events of the past twelve mo [...]

Read full article: Pippa Bennett-Warner interview: I hope R...→
Roadkill, episode 1, review: Hugh Laurie plays politics with aplomb in David Hare's polemic

Roadkill, episode 1, review: Hugh Laurie plays politics with aplomb in David Hare's polemic

Dodgy dialogue and ropy exposition can be forgiven when the plot is so enticing and Hugh Laurie, as a slippery MP, is so charismatic

Read full article: Roadkill, episode 1, review: Hugh Laurie...→
TV and radio picks of the week: Roadkill; Detroit; Limmy’s Other Stuff; Open Country

TV and radio picks of the week: Roadkill; Detroit; Limmy’s Other Stuff; Open Country

PICK OF THE WEEKRoadkill (Today, BBC One, 9pm)Depending on how delicately your mood is balanced right now, this is either just the moment for a David Hare dram [...]

Read full article: TV and radio picks of the week: Roadkill...→
Hollyoaks star says dramatic new McQueen storyline will 'make or break' them

Hollyoaks star says dramatic new McQueen storyline will 'make or break' them

EXCLUSIVE: Hollyoaks actress Bethannie Hare has promised huge scenes to come for her character Cher, and the rest of the McQueens

Read full article: Hollyoaks star says dramatic new McQueen...→
Beat the Devil review — Worked up into a sweat by our bungling leaders

Beat the Devil review — Worked up into a sweat by our bungling leaders

★★☆☆☆Two narratives are manacled together in David Hare’s 50-minute monologue Beat the Devil. The first, and by far the more interesting, is his account of sur [...]

Read full article: Beat the Devil review — Worked up into a...→
Beat the Devil, Bridge Theatre, review: this is David Hare at his furious best

Beat the Devil, Bridge Theatre, review: this is David Hare at his furious best

Ralph Fiennes stars in a first-hand account of falling ill with coronavirus from Britain's foremost political playwright

Read full article: Beat the Devil, Bridge Theatre, review: ...→
Our pick of the best events, exhibitions and podcasts for culture buffs

Our pick of the best events, exhibitions and podcasts for culture buffs

TheatreThe Bridge in London is taking bookings, pending sanctioning of distanced indoor performances, for an August 29-October 31 run of David Hare’s Beat the [...]

Read full article: Our pick of the best events, exhibitions...→
Wigan landlady 'bitterly disappointed' by Tier 3 decision

Wigan landlady 'bitterly disappointed' by Tier 3 decision

As a wet-led pub, the Hare and Hounds in Billinge will not be allowed to open until Greater Manchester is placed in Tier 1

Read full article: Wigan landlady 'bitterly disappointed' b...→
Coach Hare leaves Dover

Coach Hare leaves Dover

Darren Hare has resigned from Andy Hessenthaler's management team at Dover.

Read full article: Coach Hare leaves Dover...→
Taking Off

Taking Off

Pond lifeSick of looking at the same four walls? Check out the new Pond suites at Marlfield House in Co Wexford. The suites — choose from Fox, Peacock, Heron o [...]

Read full article: Taking Off...→
  • #Hare
Sir David Hare appears to settle Left wing scores in Roadkill

Sir David Hare appears to settle Left wing scores in Roadkill

BBC's political drama Roadkill seems to embody every Conservative scandal since the Sixties. Laurence who is played by Hugh Laurie, fathers an illegitimate dau [...]

Read full article: Sir David Hare appears to settle Left wi...→
Pip Hare going round the world on rented yacht

Pip Hare going round the world on rented yacht

As a teenager, Pip Hare read about solo round-the-world yacht racing and was struck not just by the challenge but the opportunity. “I loved the fact that men a [...]

Read full article: Pip Hare going round the world on rented...→
Dog seriously injured and owner hurt by 'gang training killer animals'

Dog seriously injured and owner hurt by 'gang training killer animals'

A pet lover was taking her two dogs for a walk when they were attacked by 'hunting dogs' in an unprovoked attack, the men in charge of the animals are believed [...]

Read full article: Dog seriously injured and owner hurt by ...→
David Hare's preposterously outdated view of the Conservative party leaves Roadkill dead on arrival

David Hare's preposterously outdated view of the Conservative party leaves Roadkill dead on arrival

We're living in a golden age of ministerial ineptitude. Why does the BBC's flashy new drama resort to the same old 'bad Tory' cliches?

Read full article: David Hare's preposterously outdated vie...→
TV review: Roadkill; Seduced; The Mole; The Right Stuff

TV review: Roadkill; Seduced; The Mole; The Right Stuff

To mark the launch of Roadkill, his big new political thriller — sorry, “compacted epic” — the playwright David Hare has written an essay on the BBC’s website. [...]

Read full article: TV review: Roadkill; Seduced; The Mole; ...→
Pippa Bennett-Warner interview: I hope Roadkill causes a ripple

Pippa Bennett-Warner interview: I hope Roadkill causes a ripple

No one could have predicted how weird this year was going to turn out to be. But, explains Pippa Bennett-Warner, the extraordinary events of the past twelve mo [...]

Read full article: Pippa Bennett-Warner interview: I hope R...→
Roadkill: Hugh Laurie's new political drama gets mixed reviews

Roadkill: Hugh Laurie's new political drama gets mixed reviews

The first episode of new Hugh Laurie drama Roadkill has been met with mixed reviews- with some saying the BBC thriller was “awful” while others praised it as “ [...]

Read full article: Roadkill: Hugh Laurie's new political dr...→
Roadkill review — a charismatic love-rat Tory? Sounds familiar

Roadkill review — a charismatic love-rat Tory? Sounds familiar

RoadkillBBC One★★★☆☆Two minutes in to David Hare’s four-part political thriller Roadkill and we already had a “Nope, that just wouldn’t happen” moment. Outside [...]

Read full article: Roadkill review — a charismatic love-rat...→
Roadkill, episode 1, review: Hugh Laurie plays politics with aplomb in David Hare's polemic

Roadkill, episode 1, review: Hugh Laurie plays politics with aplomb in David Hare's polemic

Dodgy dialogue and ropy exposition can be forgiven when the plot is so enticing and Hugh Laurie, as a slippery MP, is so charismatic

Read full article: Roadkill, episode 1, review: Hugh Laurie...→
Is Roadkill based on a true story?

Is Roadkill based on a true story?

BBC’s new drama about a scandal-hit MP is bound to invite parallels with the current political climate. But is Roadkill, a thriller written by David Hare, base [...]

Read full article: Is Roadkill based on a true story?...→
Roadkill, Secret Life of Doggy Day Care, previews

Roadkill, Secret Life of Doggy Day Care, previews

FOR all David Hare’s decades writing for the theatre, film, radio and television, it was not, amazingly, until 2018 that he created his first TV…

Read full article: Roadkill, Secret Life of Doggy Day Care,...→
Guess How Much I Love You author Sam McBratney dies aged 77

Guess How Much I Love You author Sam McBratney dies aged 77

The Northern Irish author was best known for his story of Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare, which sold more than 43m copies

Read full article: Guess How Much I Love You author Sam McB...→
David Benedict: Ralph Fiennes as David Hare? Truth doesn’t have to be picture perfect

David Benedict: Ralph Fiennes as David Hare? Truth doesn’t have to be picture perfect

If Ralph Fiennes can be David Hare and Helen Mirren the Queen, surely I can get Harrison Ford to play me? After all, the truth doesn’t have to be picture perfe [...]

Read full article: David Benedict: Ralph Fiennes as David H...→
Orphaned hare returns to visit family who saved and reared her

Orphaned hare returns to visit family who saved and reared her

Natasha Terry and her family found a baby Hare in their garden at the beginning of lockdown and when realising it was an orphan, they hand reared it in their h [...]

Read full article: Orphaned hare returns to visit family wh...→
Beat the Devil, Bridge Theatre, review: this is David Hare at his furious best

Beat the Devil, Bridge Theatre, review: this is David Hare at his furious best

Ralph Fiennes stars in a first-hand account of falling ill with coronavirus from Britain's foremost political playwright

Read full article: Beat the Devil, Bridge Theatre, review: ...→
British skipper Pip Hare crosses the Equator in Vendee Globe race

British skipper Pip Hare crosses the Equator in Vendee Globe race

AFTER two days of dodging squalls in the doldrums, Poole sailor and British Vendee Globe Skipper Pip Hare crossed the Equator at the front of the…

Read full article: British skipper Pip Hare crosses the Equ...→
'My body aches, my mind is on constant alert. I love it' - Pip Hare on her Vendee Globe adventure

'My body aches, my mind is on constant alert. I love it' - Pip Hare on her Vendee Globe adventure

Two weeks into the race British sailor has had to contend with climbing the mast and learning to manage sleep deprivation

Read full article: 'My body aches, my mind is on constant a...→
‘My hands were shaking, my mouth was dry’ – why the Vendée Globe is the world’s toughest sporting challenge

‘My hands were shaking, my mouth was dry’ – why the Vendée Globe is the world’s toughest sporting challenge

I have been staring at a stunning birds’ eye photograph this week with a mixture of awe and vertiginous terror. It was taken by Pip Hare while dangling off a m [...]

Read full article: ‘My hands were shaking, my mouth was dry...→
What we now know about the effect of Covid on our lungs weeks after recovery

What we now know about the effect of Covid on our lungs weeks after recovery

Dr Sam Hare has been looking at chest X-rays for more than a decade, but said of Covid-19: 'This looks like something I have never seen before.'

Read full article: What we now know about the effect of Cov...→
Poole sailor Pip Hare sets off on Vendée Globe yacht race

Poole sailor Pip Hare sets off on Vendée Globe yacht race

POOLE yachtsman Pip Hare has set off on her 2,400-mile, unaided voyage around the world as part of the Vendée Globe yacht race.

Read full article: Poole sailor Pip Hare sets off on Vendée...→
Me and my medals: Dusty Hare

Me and my medals: Dusty Hare

Leicester cap (main image, top of column on wall)I moved from Nottingham to Leicester in 1976. It upset a few people at Nottingham, but it was the right thing [...]

Read full article: Me and my medals: Dusty Hare...→
Hare praises Dover's character

Hare praises Dover's character

Dover coach Darren Hare says his players need to believe in themselves more after they beat Eastleigh on Tuesday night.

Read full article: Hare praises Dover's character...→
Roadkill is a pathetic parody that shines a light on blatant BBC bias, says LEO McKINSTRY

Roadkill is a pathetic parody that shines a light on blatant BBC bias, says LEO McKINSTRY

JUDGING by the overblown advance hype, the BBC must have thought it was on to a winner with its new political drama Roadkill. The creator is the renowned playw [...]

Read full article: Roadkill is a pathetic parody that shine...→
Man wins £30,000 payout from jewellers after girlfriend's diamond fell from ring

Man wins £30,000 payout from jewellers after girlfriend's diamond fell from ring

Mark Hare bought the "fancy" octagonal 3.1 carat yellow diamond and had it set in a white gold ring encrusted in smaller diamonds for his then partner Olivia C [...]

Read full article: Man wins £30,000 payout from jewellers a...→
Sam McBratney obituary

Sam McBratney obituary

“Guess how much I love you?” asks Little Nutbrown Hare at the start of Sam McBratney’s popular children’s book of that name. Big Nutbrown Hare, who we believe [...]

Read full article: Sam McBratney obituary...→
Hugh Laurie is a Farage-Gove-Johnson mashup in Roadkill – review

Hugh Laurie is a Farage-Gove-Johnson mashup in Roadkill – review

David Hare’s new drama is competently put together and the plot draws you in – but it lacks a certain freshness

Read full article: Hugh Laurie is a Farage-Gove-Johnson mas...→
TV and radio picks of the week: Roadkill; Detroit; Limmy’s Other Stuff; Open Country

TV and radio picks of the week: Roadkill; Detroit; Limmy’s Other Stuff; Open Country

PICK OF THE WEEKRoadkill (Today, BBC One, 9pm)Depending on how delicately your mood is balanced right now, this is either just the moment for a David Hare dram [...]

Read full article: TV and radio picks of the week: Roadkill...→
Sidse Babett Knudsen: the Borgen star mixing Danish drama and Westminster intrigue

Sidse Babett Knudsen: the Borgen star mixing Danish drama and Westminster intrigue

She is set to reprise her role as the prime minster in a new series of the hit Scandi drama, but the actor is just as excited to share the limelight in David H [...]

Read full article: Sidse Babett Knudsen: the Borgen star mi...→
Hollyoaks star says dramatic new McQueen storyline will 'make or break' them

Hollyoaks star says dramatic new McQueen storyline will 'make or break' them

EXCLUSIVE: Hollyoaks actress Bethannie Hare has promised huge scenes to come for her character Cher, and the rest of the McQueens

Read full article: Hollyoaks star says dramatic new McQueen...→
Theatre review: Ralph Fiennes in David Hare’s Beat the Devil; Sleepless

Theatre review: Ralph Fiennes in David Hare’s Beat the Devil; Sleepless

Beat the DevilBridge Theatre, London SE1 ★★SleeplessTroubadour Wembley Park Theatre, London HA9 ★★★★Ralph Fiennes needs all his stage skills for Beat the Devil [...]

Read full article: Theatre review: Ralph Fiennes in David H...→
Ralph Fiennes stars in slapdash and heavy-handed Covid monologue ‘Beat the Devil’ – review

Ralph Fiennes stars in slapdash and heavy-handed Covid monologue ‘Beat the Devil’ – review

It seems sometimes like writer David Hare is attempting to explain the situation to someone who has completely missed the pandemic – rather than engage with an [...]

Read full article: Ralph Fiennes stars in slapdash and heav...→
Beat the Devil review — Worked up into a sweat by our bungling leaders

Beat the Devil review — Worked up into a sweat by our bungling leaders

★★☆☆☆Two narratives are manacled together in David Hare’s 50-minute monologue Beat the Devil. The first, and by far the more interesting, is his account of sur [...]

Read full article: Beat the Devil review — Worked up into a...→
Beat The Devil review: David Hare's 'raw and urgent' sickbed play

Beat The Devil review: David Hare's 'raw and urgent' sickbed play

This angry sickbed shout of a play is testament to the resilience of London theatre. David Hare, 73, wrote it after falling desperately ill with Covid-19 just [...]

Read full article: Beat The Devil review: David Hare's 'raw...→
Our pick of the best events, exhibitions and podcasts for culture buffs

Our pick of the best events, exhibitions and podcasts for culture buffs

TheatreThe Bridge in London is taking bookings, pending sanctioning of distanced indoor performances, for an August 29-October 31 run of David Hare’s Beat the [...]

Read full article: Our pick of the best events, exhibitions...→
Ralph Fiennes set to portray David Hare in a one-man show about Covid

Ralph Fiennes set to portray David Hare in a one-man show about Covid

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Ralph Fiennes is set to portray playwright David Hare in a one-man play about how the acclaimed dramatist coped with the Covid-19 virus.

Read full article: Ralph Fiennes set to portray David Hare ...→
Wigan landlady 'bitterly disappointed' by Tier 3 decision

Wigan landlady 'bitterly disappointed' by Tier 3 decision

As a wet-led pub, the Hare and Hounds in Billinge will not be allowed to open until Greater Manchester is placed in Tier 1

Read full article: Wigan landlady 'bitterly disappointed' b...→
British skipper Pip Hare crosses the Equator in Vendee Globe race

British skipper Pip Hare crosses the Equator in Vendee Globe race

AFTER two days of dodging squalls in the doldrums, Poole sailor and British Vendee Globe Skipper Pip Hare crossed the Equator at the front of the…

Read full article: British skipper Pip Hare crosses the Equ...→
Coach Hare leaves Dover

Coach Hare leaves Dover

Darren Hare has resigned from Andy Hessenthaler's management team at Dover.

Read full article: Coach Hare leaves Dover...→
'My body aches, my mind is on constant alert. I love it' - Pip Hare on her Vendee Globe adventure

'My body aches, my mind is on constant alert. I love it' - Pip Hare on her Vendee Globe adventure

Two weeks into the race British sailor has had to contend with climbing the mast and learning to manage sleep deprivation

Read full article: 'My body aches, my mind is on constant a...→
Taking Off

Taking Off

Pond lifeSick of looking at the same four walls? Check out the new Pond suites at Marlfield House in Co Wexford. The suites — choose from Fox, Peacock, Heron o [...]

Read full article: Taking Off...→
  • #Hare
‘My hands were shaking, my mouth was dry’ – why the Vendée Globe is the world’s toughest sporting challenge

‘My hands were shaking, my mouth was dry’ – why the Vendée Globe is the world’s toughest sporting challenge

I have been staring at a stunning birds’ eye photograph this week with a mixture of awe and vertiginous terror. It was taken by Pip Hare while dangling off a m [...]

Read full article: ‘My hands were shaking, my mouth was dry...→
Sir David Hare appears to settle Left wing scores in Roadkill

Sir David Hare appears to settle Left wing scores in Roadkill

BBC's political drama Roadkill seems to embody every Conservative scandal since the Sixties. Laurence who is played by Hugh Laurie, fathers an illegitimate dau [...]

Read full article: Sir David Hare appears to settle Left wi...→
What we now know about the effect of Covid on our lungs weeks after recovery

What we now know about the effect of Covid on our lungs weeks after recovery

Dr Sam Hare has been looking at chest X-rays for more than a decade, but said of Covid-19: 'This looks like something I have never seen before.'

Read full article: What we now know about the effect of Cov...→
Poole sailor Pip Hare sets off on Vendée Globe yacht race

Poole sailor Pip Hare sets off on Vendée Globe yacht race

POOLE yachtsman Pip Hare has set off on her 2,400-mile, unaided voyage around the world as part of the Vendée Globe yacht race.

Read full article: Poole sailor Pip Hare sets off on Vendée...→
Pip Hare going round the world on rented yacht

Pip Hare going round the world on rented yacht

As a teenager, Pip Hare read about solo round-the-world yacht racing and was struck not just by the challenge but the opportunity. “I loved the fact that men a [...]

Read full article: Pip Hare going round the world on rented...→
Me and my medals: Dusty Hare

Me and my medals: Dusty Hare

Leicester cap (main image, top of column on wall)I moved from Nottingham to Leicester in 1976. It upset a few people at Nottingham, but it was the right thing [...]

Read full article: Me and my medals: Dusty Hare...→
Dog seriously injured and owner hurt by 'gang training killer animals'

Dog seriously injured and owner hurt by 'gang training killer animals'

A pet lover was taking her two dogs for a walk when they were attacked by 'hunting dogs' in an unprovoked attack, the men in charge of the animals are believed [...]

Read full article: Dog seriously injured and owner hurt by ...→
Hare praises Dover's character

Hare praises Dover's character

Dover coach Darren Hare says his players need to believe in themselves more after they beat Eastleigh on Tuesday night.

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David Hare's preposterously outdated view of the Conservative party leaves Roadkill dead on arrival

David Hare's preposterously outdated view of the Conservative party leaves Roadkill dead on arrival

We're living in a golden age of ministerial ineptitude. Why does the BBC's flashy new drama resort to the same old 'bad Tory' cliches?

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TV review: Roadkill; Seduced; The Mole; The Right Stuff

TV review: Roadkill; Seduced; The Mole; The Right Stuff

To mark the launch of Roadkill, his big new political thriller — sorry, “compacted epic” — the playwright David Hare has written an essay on the BBC’s website. [...]

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Roadkill is a pathetic parody that shines a light on blatant BBC bias, says LEO McKINSTRY

Roadkill is a pathetic parody that shines a light on blatant BBC bias, says LEO McKINSTRY

JUDGING by the overblown advance hype, the BBC must have thought it was on to a winner with its new political drama Roadkill. The creator is the renowned playw [...]

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Pippa Bennett-Warner interview: I hope Roadkill causes a ripple

Pippa Bennett-Warner interview: I hope Roadkill causes a ripple

No one could have predicted how weird this year was going to turn out to be. But, explains Pippa Bennett-Warner, the extraordinary events of the past twelve mo [...]

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Man wins £30,000 payout from jewellers after girlfriend's diamond fell from ring

Man wins £30,000 payout from jewellers after girlfriend's diamond fell from ring

Mark Hare bought the "fancy" octagonal 3.1 carat yellow diamond and had it set in a white gold ring encrusted in smaller diamonds for his then partner Olivia C [...]

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Roadkill: Hugh Laurie's new political drama gets mixed reviews

Roadkill: Hugh Laurie's new political drama gets mixed reviews

The first episode of new Hugh Laurie drama Roadkill has been met with mixed reviews- with some saying the BBC thriller was “awful” while others praised it as “ [...]

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Roadkill review — a charismatic love-rat Tory? Sounds familiar

Roadkill review — a charismatic love-rat Tory? Sounds familiar

RoadkillBBC One★★★☆☆Two minutes in to David Hare’s four-part political thriller Roadkill and we already had a “Nope, that just wouldn’t happen” moment. Outside [...]

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Sam McBratney obituary

Sam McBratney obituary

“Guess how much I love you?” asks Little Nutbrown Hare at the start of Sam McBratney’s popular children’s book of that name. Big Nutbrown Hare, who we believe [...]

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Roadkill, episode 1, review: Hugh Laurie plays politics with aplomb in David Hare's polemic

Roadkill, episode 1, review: Hugh Laurie plays politics with aplomb in David Hare's polemic

Dodgy dialogue and ropy exposition can be forgiven when the plot is so enticing and Hugh Laurie, as a slippery MP, is so charismatic

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Hugh Laurie is a Farage-Gove-Johnson mashup in Roadkill – review

Hugh Laurie is a Farage-Gove-Johnson mashup in Roadkill – review

David Hare’s new drama is competently put together and the plot draws you in – but it lacks a certain freshness

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Is Roadkill based on a true story?

Is Roadkill based on a true story?

BBC’s new drama about a scandal-hit MP is bound to invite parallels with the current political climate. But is Roadkill, a thriller written by David Hare, base [...]

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TV and radio picks of the week: Roadkill; Detroit; Limmy’s Other Stuff; Open Country

TV and radio picks of the week: Roadkill; Detroit; Limmy’s Other Stuff; Open Country

PICK OF THE WEEKRoadkill (Today, BBC One, 9pm)Depending on how delicately your mood is balanced right now, this is either just the moment for a David Hare dram [...]

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Roadkill, Secret Life of Doggy Day Care, previews

Roadkill, Secret Life of Doggy Day Care, previews

FOR all David Hare’s decades writing for the theatre, film, radio and television, it was not, amazingly, until 2018 that he created his first TV…

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Sidse Babett Knudsen: the Borgen star mixing Danish drama and Westminster intrigue

Sidse Babett Knudsen: the Borgen star mixing Danish drama and Westminster intrigue

She is set to reprise her role as the prime minster in a new series of the hit Scandi drama, but the actor is just as excited to share the limelight in David H [...]

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Guess How Much I Love You author Sam McBratney dies aged 77

Guess How Much I Love You author Sam McBratney dies aged 77

The Northern Irish author was best known for his story of Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare, which sold more than 43m copies

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Hollyoaks star says dramatic new McQueen storyline will 'make or break' them

Hollyoaks star says dramatic new McQueen storyline will 'make or break' them

EXCLUSIVE: Hollyoaks actress Bethannie Hare has promised huge scenes to come for her character Cher, and the rest of the McQueens

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David Benedict: Ralph Fiennes as David Hare? Truth doesn’t have to be picture perfect

David Benedict: Ralph Fiennes as David Hare? Truth doesn’t have to be picture perfect

If Ralph Fiennes can be David Hare and Helen Mirren the Queen, surely I can get Harrison Ford to play me? After all, the truth doesn’t have to be picture perfe [...]

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Theatre review: Ralph Fiennes in David Hare’s Beat the Devil; Sleepless

Theatre review: Ralph Fiennes in David Hare’s Beat the Devil; Sleepless

Beat the DevilBridge Theatre, London SE1 ★★SleeplessTroubadour Wembley Park Theatre, London HA9 ★★★★Ralph Fiennes needs all his stage skills for Beat the Devil [...]

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Ralph Fiennes stars in slapdash and heavy-handed Covid monologue ‘Beat the Devil’ – review

Ralph Fiennes stars in slapdash and heavy-handed Covid monologue ‘Beat the Devil’ – review

It seems sometimes like writer David Hare is attempting to explain the situation to someone who has completely missed the pandemic – rather than engage with an [...]

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Beat the Devil review — Worked up into a sweat by our bungling leaders

Beat the Devil review — Worked up into a sweat by our bungling leaders

★★☆☆☆Two narratives are manacled together in David Hare’s 50-minute monologue Beat the Devil. The first, and by far the more interesting, is his account of sur [...]

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Orphaned hare returns to visit family who saved and reared her

Orphaned hare returns to visit family who saved and reared her

Natasha Terry and her family found a baby Hare in their garden at the beginning of lockdown and when realising it was an orphan, they hand reared it in their h [...]

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Beat The Devil review: David Hare's 'raw and urgent' sickbed play

Beat The Devil review: David Hare's 'raw and urgent' sickbed play

This angry sickbed shout of a play is testament to the resilience of London theatre. David Hare, 73, wrote it after falling desperately ill with Covid-19 just [...]

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Beat the Devil, Bridge Theatre, review: this is David Hare at his furious best

Beat the Devil, Bridge Theatre, review: this is David Hare at his furious best

Ralph Fiennes stars in a first-hand account of falling ill with coronavirus from Britain's foremost political playwright

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Our pick of the best events, exhibitions and podcasts for culture buffs

Our pick of the best events, exhibitions and podcasts for culture buffs

TheatreThe Bridge in London is taking bookings, pending sanctioning of distanced indoor performances, for an August 29-October 31 run of David Hare’s Beat the [...]

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Ralph Fiennes set to portray David Hare in a one-man show about Covid

Ralph Fiennes set to portray David Hare in a one-man show about Covid

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Ralph Fiennes is set to portray playwright David Hare in a one-man play about how the acclaimed dramatist coped with the Covid-19 virus.

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