This week’s issue
GRAHAM NORTON fronts up our Christmas gift guide special issue, telling Eva Wiseman that getting celebrities to laugh and enjoy themselves on his sofa often reveals more than asking any number of hard questions.
Overwrought stories about a Christian child being fostered by a Muslim family hit the newspapers earlier this year. Sarfraz Manzoor visits three sets of FOSTER PARENTS who share the faith and talks to them about their difficult but fulfilling role.
Struggling for GIFT IDEAS? We offer a whole variety of suggestions, based on the events, sporting achievements and other moments that may have inspired your loved ones this year. BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD offers her life lessons in This Much I Know, while
LENNY BRUCE is remembered by Spitting Image’s Roger Law in a Brush with Greatness.
In FOOD, Nigel Slater cooks perfect ribs and mash, and Jay Rayner hates an overpriced Indian restaurant in London.
We visit a couple in Canterbury with a strong sense of colour in
HOMES, and James Wong plants “true” shallots in GARDENS.
Martin Love falls for an Alfa Romeo in WHEELS, while in
TRAVEL Emma Cook is amazed by a family friendly French eco lodge.
Finally, MARIELLA FROSTRUP deals with a mother who thinks her daughter needs plastic surgery.