Nick Frost: I have a beautiful life at the moment

Nick Frost has come a long way since the cult TV series Spaced, but despite a string of hit movies, the comedian feels hes never far away from flipping burgers. Here, he talks about ghost busting, male bonding with Simon Pegg and wrestling not just with his demons If the acting ever dries up, then at least Nick Frost has a plan. Burgers, he says, without a pause. Me and my mate Danny have been talking about this a lot finding one of those places in a nice park, you know where there used to be a parkies hut, but now you can get a decent bacon roll and a cup of coffee? I imagine doing that, but with cheeseburgers: …

Andr Previn, the classical maestro who knew the value of pop culture | Petroc Trelawny

His charismatic TV appearances won the conductor huge fame and introduced millions to Mozart and Grieg In 1977, Andr Previn was so famous that he had his own chatshow on BBC1. In one episode, wearing an expensive-looking brown suede safari jacket with big collar, and clutching his oversize glasses in his hands, he introduces the studio audience to Jonathan Miller. They discuss Millers new production of The Merchant of Venice, the director going on to predict the slow disintegration of English theatre. Its a real spirit-of-the-age moment. There is no apology for the elevated tone of their conversation; the format is simple two cultural polymaths ruminating on the arts on primetime television. Television was a medium that the conductor understood …