Ben Bailey Smith aka Doc Brown

Ben Bailey Smith aka Doc Brown talks to Zoe Paskett about music, success in comedy and why he doesn’t ever do TV panel shows

Divian Ladwa and cast of Lion. Picture: Long Way Home Productions

Divian Ladwa plays Dev Patel’s adopted brother Mantosh, and talks to Zoe Paskett about the importance of the film for the sake of hope in difficult times

Tami Isaacs Pearce at Karma Bread Bakehouse South End Green. Picture: Polly Hancock

Tami Isaacs Pearce from Karma Bread Bakehouse in South End Green talks about setting up her bakery and becoming part of the Hampstead community

Atlas mountains. Picture: Zoe Paskett

Marrakech is at its best off season with mild temperatures and fewer crowds but the same great tagine, finds Zoe Paskett, who stayed at the newly refurbished Movenpick Hotel

Matthew McConaughey plays koala Buster Moon in Sing. Picture: Universal

A bunch of animated gorillas, pigs, mice, sheep, giraffes, elephants, bears and porcupines regurgitate the last five decades of popular music

Andrew Scott as Anthony Julius, Rachel Weisz as Deborah Lipstadt and Tom Wilkinson as Richard Rampton QC in Denial. 
Picture: Laurie Sparham / Bleecker Street

Famous Holocaust historian Lipstadt, Timothy Spall and Mick Jackson discuss Denial and proving that one of the worst massacres in recent history happened

The Tiger Lillies

Martyn Jacques of the Tiger Lillies recalls honing their unique sound ahead of their show at the Roundhouse, finds Zoe Paskett

Joel Fry and Tom Bennet in Raising Martha at the Park Theatre. Picture: Darren Bell

David Spicer’s new dark comedy has sex, slapstick and silly behaviour performed by an outstanding cast with a collective CV spanning Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Doctor Who and Phone Shop

Blue Lab Beats, NK-OK and MR DM

Blue Lab Beats are playing at the Jazz Cafe in Camden as part of Ronnie Scott’s week long pop-up residency

Matt Forde

Name a political heavyweight from the UK and the chances are Matt Forde has interviewed them on his Political Party. He talks to Zoe Paskett ahead of his latest show.

The Old Dairy. Picture: Joshua Tucker

The Old Dairy reopens with a new menu that leaves ZOE PASKETT craving just about all of the dishes they have on offer

Geraldine Brennan with Shakespeare: Direct. Picture Camilla Greenwell

The salon:collective is presenting The Tempest using cue-script preparation, which means there is no group rehearsal prior to the performances. To top that off, the actors don’t find out who plays who until an hour before the show.

Harry Shearer and Judith Owen's Christmas Without Tears

Comedian Harry Shearer and singer Judith Owen talk to Zoe Paskett about meeting through Spinal Tap, embracing a sing-a-long, Donald Trump and making Christmas great again

Panzo on Exmouth Market. Picture: Claire Menary

Zoe Paskett visits Panzo, Exmouth Market’s new pizza place that uses a special twice cooked rice dough

Brad Pitt plays Max Vatan and Marion Cotillard plays Marianne Beausejour in Allied from Paramount Pictures. Picture: Daniel Smith / Paramount Pictures

Spy movie set between Moroccan city of Casablanca and Highgate gets a carpeting for its fake set and script

Parkour Generations. Picture: Andy Day

Expert Parkour traceur speaks about the benefits of an all year round activity that trains the mind as much as the body

Tramshed's roast Wooley Park Farm free-range chicken and chips. Picture: Danny Elwes

Dave Arkin of Arancini Brothers and chef Mark Hix talk to Zoe Paskett about specialising their food and the difficulties in the restaurant industry

Sarah Young illustrated Tidings by Ruth Padel

‘Of course the problem is all year. Homelessness is for life, not just for Christmas.’

Carleen Anderson

A quarter of century since its roots in Camden Jazz Week, the Jazz Festival returns to north west London

Scottee. Picture: Christa Holka

Artists Scottee and Lasana Shabazz talk to Zoe Paskett about what it means to be LGBT in 2016

Henrietta Morrison founder of Lily's Kitchen

Organic banana smoothies, apple and blueberry muffins and buckwheat pancakes – sounds delicious. But keep your paws off, this isn’t for you. This is what’s on the menu for your dog.

The Chimera (2), 2016, Wax, concrete, plaster, Hessian fibre, brass, 119.5 x 29 x 29 cm, Courtesy the artist and Hauser and Wirth, Photography Jeetin Jagdish

The Breathing House, Bharti Kher’s new installation at the Freud Museum, is a dialogue with the house and an exploration of family life, finds Zoe Paskett

Jack Cooke, author of The Tree Climber's Guide

Zoe Paskett talks to Jack Cooke, author of The Tree Climber’s Guide, about the benefits of free climbing and why it’s ok to get a few bumps and bruises

Korova in Tufnell Park

Korova in Tufnell Park serves delicious Mediterranean style food throughout the day using locally sourced, seasonal produce.

Laurel Herman of Concept Shopping. Picture: Paul Buciuta

Laurel Herman has dressed countless women since starting her business 45 years ago. She talks to Zoe Paskett about how to look your best

Mike Smith is embarking on a 24 hour marathon of tasks to raise money for WaterAid

As Mike Smith embarks on a truly unique 24 hour challenge, it’s Shakespeare that scares him the most

The Banya No. 1 bucket shower is refreshing after baking in the sauna

If it’s good enough for Justin Bieber, it’s good enough for Zoe Paskett, who finds a Parenie treatement and honey and salt body scrub invigorating

Sophie Solomon

Violinist and songwriter Sophie Solomon talks ahead of the launch of her new album, Stop The Parade, inspired by Soviet stories

Lady Solti

Lady Valerie Solti went from being one of the BBC’s first television presenters to a patron for multiple arts causes. Zoe Paskett finds out how her husband’s love for music shaped her path in life

London Gay Symphony Orchestra

London Gay Symphony Orchestra violist Darryl Davies talks to Zoe about appearing in on the Great Orchestra Challenge presented by Katie Derham

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