Cycling in circles
At the age of 83, Alan Ayckbourn is directing his 87th play considering how contemporary lifestyles are just a rehashing of what came before. He tells Andy Murray some of his first-hand experience and why he’s still dedicated to up-close, stripped-back theatre in the round.
Inside the criminal mind
Despite the hostile environment created by inmates and staff, Rebecca Myers did her best as a young forensic psychologist to find the humanity in the eyes of the sex offenders she treated. But one incident tested her compassion almost beyond the limit, finds Gary Ryan.
Summer may be drawing to a close but that’s no reason not to be out and about. There are stunning views to be had on all four walking options Roger Ratcliffe offers you here.
Plus DJ and broadcaster Tony Blackburn pens a letter to his younger self Roger Ratcliffe on Liz Truss’s energy plan, Uju Asika on the importance of talking to children about race and our ever-popular crossword and Sudoku.