WANTED Roubiliac's missing terracotta of Hogarth's pug, Trump

Saturday 26 November 2011

Lars Tharp's "Woman's Hour" début

Familiar?  - if you watched Forbrydelsen
aka The Killing
And Talking about Jumpers....
Lars takes to the air (BBC Radio 4) on Wednesday 30th November 2011 (some time between 10am-10.45)...

Prepare to be spun some yarns  - who knows where this could go?  ...chaired by tricoteuse Jenni Murray.  What will she unravel?

Wednesday 9 November 2011

At home with Hogarth

Hogarth's House re-opens...

After a three-year restoration, William Hogarth's charming country retreat in Chiswick is once more open to the public (Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5pm).  The project was steered by Val Bott of The William Hogarth Trust ( http://williamhogarthtrust.org.uk/?page_id=16 ).  Chiswick resident, satirist and confessed Hogarth "nut", Dara O'Brian (above, right) officially opened the house on Monday 7th November, three days before Hogarth's 314th birthday.  Guests were treated to miniature mulberry pies made from the fruits of the very tree which has borne fruit in the garden since before the Hogarths moved in in 1749.

We also grabbed prime time with Nick Higham (right) featuring the house on the BBC flagship programme Today

For opening hours and details visit

for my 5-minute BBC tour of Hogarth's prints:

Happy Hogarthian Birthday

Just in time for William Hogarth's 314th birthday (10th November) Hogarth's House reopens after an eventful three-year restoration prolonged by a serious fire.  Jane and William Hogarth moved into their country cottage in sleepy Chiswick in 1749, William having established himself as the leading English painter of the day.  Today the house sits at an angle behind a long wall sheltering its oldest, still-living inhabitant, Hogarth's Mulberry Tree. 
The house was opened by local Chiswick satirist, Dara O'Briain adn may now be visited Tues-Sunday, noon-5pm


Listen to Nick Higham's BBC Today feature on

A Scandinavian Killing

The 2011 Scandinavian Show,
Earl's Court, London
Sunday 9th October

Hot-foot from their successes at the BAFTA and Golden Dagger awards, Lars Tharp interviewed Sofie Gråbøl (Sarah Lund) and Søren Malling (Meyer) from Forbrydelsen (The Killing).  Sofie revealed that the actors were all kept in the dark as to who the killer was until the very final scenes.  Series two comes to BBC4 in the next few weeks...

A Rare Dish

A Rare Dish
LT discovers Ming dish, BBC, 2008

Two Trumps

Two Trumps
Messrs Bird & Fortune -awarded The Hogarth' Group's " Golden Trump" at Tate Britain, 2006