Michael Henderson

The ghastly truth

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Paul Johnson once wrote that the ability to say ‘really’ in 12 different ways was the birthright of every true…

Hit for six

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Frankie Howerd, the great, if troubled, comedian, was once asked whether he enjoyed performing. ‘I enjoy having performed,’ he replied.…

A pint of Landlord

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Down a lane in Keighley, in the old West Riding of Yorkshire, they brew the greatest ale in the world.…

Munich notebook

6 August 2016 9:00 am

It has been a strange week in Munich; a week of deceptively cool mornings, afternoons hot enough to fry eggs…

The pity of war

19 September 2013 1:00 pm

Of all folk memories the Blitz remains one of the most enduring. In the autumn of 1940 the Luftwaffe strafed…

Bracing Beethoven

11 April 2013 1:00 pm

Established 32 years ago in Salzburg, the Hagen Quartet can fairly be described as venerable. It may be said equally…