Bob Hoskins: Who Framed Alec Lom?

Back in 1987, as a junior, rather ‘wet-behind-the-ears’ showbiz reporter on the Daily Mirror, I managed to get myself an interview with one of my screen idols, a rising star named Bob Hoskins. I drove out to visit the set at Elstree Studios, Herts, of the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, which was making headlines […]

Tony Benn: when Labour’s canny MP out-foxed me

These days, as any political or news reporter will tell you, some politicians love to claim they were “quoted out of context”. This usually means they were quoted entirely accurately by the reporter, just that the other 59 minutes of the politician droning on about something irrelevant and utterly boring hit the cutting room floor […]