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Do you shout at the news?

Do you shout at the news?

I do and I did this morning when John Humphries on BBC R4 announced how many high street shops close per day…

I say this in the context of my day just gone.

In the morning I played golf with Tom and I won. (As I write this post, he is […]

The great British public…

At Waterloo Station today, I went to Lost Property in the vain hope that my lost iphone might have been handed in. I say vain, because I have registered the loss on-line and they send a notification if the item is found – and there has been no such notification.

At the Waterloo Lost Property […]


In my inimitable way I have been blogging for years on the wrong site.

Via my old school mate, nerds are now being recruited and set to work…

Their fiendishly clever workings will make this site the place for all things DH – including backlist books and shows plus the new show The Glory Year (now […]

Upcoming gigs

In the run-up to the Edinburgh Festival, come and see Dominic at these gigs in June and July:

6th June, LONDON – The Comedy Pub, Oxendon Street, W1 – ticketsource:

13th June, SUTTON COLDFIELD, The Comedy Junction

16th June, BROMSGROVE, 01527 577330

1st July, SHEFFIELD,  3.25pm

4th July, TRING, HERTS,

5th July, LEWES,

14th July KINGSTON, The Grey Horse 3pm, 

15th July, […]

Not all novels are worth reading!

The famous playwright, Neil Simon in his brilliant autobiography explains the review that has been most helpful to him in his career has been –

“Neil Simon did not have a good idea for a play this year, but he wrote one anyway.”

I think this happens too often with novelists as well. A frequent question […]

Don’t ask Clarke Carlisle why?

Confusing news today about Clarke Carlisle and let’s not forget the very sad demise of Gary Speed not too long ago.

I say confusing, because Clarke Carlisle is a man who on the face of it, appears to have it all. But of course, depression is not a factor of how things appear. Depression is […]

You can be an ‘expert’ too?

I always enjoy the ‘experts’ who are interviewed on news bulletins and state facts that everyone knows already.

Terrorism experts explaining that terrorists are notoriously volatile and difficult to defeat.

Retail experts explaining that shops need to be progressive, adopt new technologies and provide their customers with what they want.

Air crash experts explaining that the ocean […]

Ted Robbins, a dying breed of comedian.

Ted Robbins is a rare comedian indeed -insofar as he supports other comics.

I can remember years ago sitting on the sofa of The Des O’Connor Show at Teddington Studios with Des roaring away as was his way – but I could also hear Ted laughing like a drain also from the audience. Ted was […]

This bloody ‘mansion tax’…

Increasing taxes and death are the only constants in our lives and it follows that none of us very much care for either.

No one likes paying tax – and especially not a wealth tax like the mansion tax.

We already have a direct tax system which is very broad.

Our income is taxed. Then if an […]

The Greek Tragedy with a long term happy ending?

The greatest legacy of New Labours 13 year reign is that they kept us out of the Euro – albeit by fluke because Tony Blair was elected on adopting the Euro and it was central to his ambitions – but he was scuppered by Gordon Brown out of spite and not for any economic […]