From the daily archives:

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Sad To See You Leaving 2013: Cliff Morgan

December 28, 2013

There is a certain type of Welshman, who certain types of Welshmen aspire to be – working class, but highly educated, preferably in the arts; a superb rugby player, preferably as an elusive half-back; a teller of tales, preferably with a lilting voice and twinkling eye and a decent and honourable man who is respected […]

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Sad To See You Leaving 2013: Lou Reed

December 28, 2013

Two men who helped shape my view of the world took their leave of it this year. I wrote about Nelson Mandela three weeks ago: he inspired me with his fortitude, wisdom and forgiveness and taught me about the evils of racism and apartheid, and of the importance of staying true to your beliefs no […]

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Sad To See You Leaving 2013: David Frost

December 28, 2013

By the time that those who write for this blog were getting into politics  David Frost was a light entertainment figure.  As part of the launch team of the decidedly fluffy TV-AM and as the host of Through The Keyhole he represented something cosy and establishment.     A glimpse of what had been would occasionally be […]

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