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Viagra, The Phenomenon

Published in the Independent 27th May 1998 We didn’t wait for Bob Dole to say Viagra had put new life into his erection campaign. As…

Sex in the 1960s

Commissioned by the Daily Mail 25th May 1998 Pop history says my generation spent the entire decade of the 60s dropping acid and our…

Impotence

Published The Independent 16TH January 1998 The poet John Betjeman suffered (“My sex is no longer rampant”). Sir Anthony Buck apparently suffered “It took…

Why People Have Affairs

Published TV Quick 25th September 1991 Why do people have long-term affairs when they’re already “comfortably” married to somebody else? This steamy question arises…

Review of the Couch Trip

Published in the Independent July 20th 1988 The question is:- how far does Dan Ackroyd’s new film Couch Trip about a Los Angeles radio…

Wagner’s Charmed Circle

Published: The Observer 9th September 1979 Each year thousands make the pilgrimage to Bayreuth for the Wagner Festival. This year Phillip Hodson joined in…

Present at the Birth

Published in the Guardian November 3rd 1977 You know, of course, that live babies have to be registered at birth. It’s a happy moment….