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Brighton Festival: Sara Pascoe, Weirdo, Corn Exchange, Brighton Dome

With her intelligent and thoughtful answers there's an accessible and humorous academia-lite in Pascoe's conversation, expected and enjoyed in her previous non fiction books.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 25th May 2024

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy BBC series scripts go to Unbound

Unbound has acquired the complete, never-before-published and fully annotated scripts of the BBC's The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy TV series, in a book entitled I Never Could Get The Hang Of Thursdays.

Lauren Brown, The Bookseller, 24th May 2024

Billy Connolly - Big Banana Feet review

The comic caught on the cusp of his fame as he tours Ireland in 1975.

Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk, 21st May 2024

Exclusive Extract: John Dowie on Ken Dodd

My previous book, The Freewheeling John Dowie, combined tales of my showbiz life with stories of my cycling days. I'm no longer able to cycle, so Before I Go features instead musing about me, meaning and mortality. It also features Ken Dodd, me, Ken Campbell, me, Batman, me, God, me, the Faery Folk of France, and me. Also, I'm in it.

John Dowie, Entertainment Now, 16th May 2024

Billy Connolly: Big Banana Feet review

Inspired by Pennebaker's Dylan doc Don't Look Back, this restored Billy Connolly documentary, from the BFI, is equal parts charming, insightful and smart.

Dan Bullock, Critical Popcorn, 14th May 2024

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