Battle of the broadcasters, p22
Arts 49 Is Bob Dylan overrated? Michael Henderson 50 Exhibitions The Cult of Beauty:
The Aesthetic Movement 1860–1900 Andrew Lambirth 51 Theatre A Delicate Balance; Bette and Joan
Lloyd Evans 52 Interview
Chris Beetles, collector of illustration and photography Henrietta Bredin 54 Opera From the House of the Dead;
Clemency Michael Tanner 55 Cinema Win Win
Giannandrea Poesio Olden but golden Charles Spencer 58 Radio Kate Chisholm 59 Television James Delingpole Culture Notes Andrew Lambirth Life 63 High life Taki Low life Jeremy Clarke 65 Real life Melissa Kite 66 Motoring Alan Judd 67 Bridge Susanna Gross Mini-bar offer Simon Hoggart And finaly . . . 68 Chess Raymond Keene 69 Competition; Crossword 70 Status anxiety Toby Young Dave Michael Heath 71 The Wiki Man Rory Sutherland Your problems solved Mary Killen
Deborah Ross 56 Dance Triple Bill; Russian Ballet Icons Gala
Friends of Oscar, p50
Green energy targets take money off you through your bills, put up the price of your food, threaten your job and spoil your view Matt Ridley, p18
I’d like to think I could be as powerful as anything, and still quite easily sit in a taxi keeping my hands to myself Hugo Rifkind, p26
Have you no self-respect, Kite? I taunted myself… I was ashamed. I really was Melissa Kite, p65
Carrie Fox (p. 12) is the pseudonym of a woman who works in Westminster.
Mary Kenny (p. 16) is an Irish journalist and broadcaster. Her books include Crown and Shamrock: Love and Hate between Ireland and the British Monarchy (2009).
Matt Ridley (p. 18) is the author, most recently, of The Rational Optimist.
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A.N. Wilson (p. 40) is a biographer and novelist, and a former literary editor of The Spectator. His Dante in Love is out next month.
Vernon Bogdanor (p. 44) is a research professor at the Institute of Contemporary History, King’s College London, and author of The Coalition and the Constitution.