Simon Heffer

Bad Manors

A pivotal moment in British movie history — and Bob Hoskins’s greatest performance

A Raspberry for Emetic Music

It is time to make a stand against incomprehensible modern music

History is Now and England

The hushed-up glories of Huntingdonshire are worthy of praise

A Saga with Staying Power

Revisiting the unsurpassed TV glories of The Forsyte Saga

Musical Testosterone at the Proms

William Walton was inspired by sexual energy

Poet of Eternal Summer

Rupert Brooke deserves to be taken seriously

How to Save London’s Skyline

London needs protecting against the current invasion of skyscrapers

The Kaiser Was No Hitler

In 1914 the German people wanted war no more than the British

The Best Years of American Cinema

The greatest American movie of all time was made in 1946 and you'll never have heard of it

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"