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Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. A former Gold Plate judge, he is a self-confessed food addict - 'I'm up to three meals a day' he admits.

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Writer Rank: 5
senior writer
Readers: 340282
Subscribers: 124
Articles: 895
Comments: 433
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Ever since I saw the trailer some months ago, I have been eager to see this film with Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill. ... [more]
Bistro 10481 may be a new name to you, as the restaurant has only been open a few weeks by that name. Previously ... [more]
Some years ago there was an advertisement on TV along the lines of 'I liked it so much I bought the company'. And let's ... [more]
When I was young lad I used eagerly to anticipate visits from my grandparents because at the end, no matter how long or ... [more]
One of the joys of being a food writer and reasonably well-known is that you get a lot of delightful suggestions about w... [more]
If one thinks about Caversham House in the Swan Valley, one immediately thinks of a rather posh wedding venue. A... [more]
 
The year 1965 was a year of endings and beginnings. Sir Winston Churchill died, Sir Stanley Matthews retired from foot... [more]
02/10/2019 - 06/10/2019
Probably Australia's most well-known popular playwright, certainly the most awarded with four Honorary Doctorates of Let... [more]
28/09/2019 - 12/10/2019
In 441BCE renowned Athenian playwright Sophocles wrote a tragedy called Antigone, the daughter of incestuous couple Joca... [more]
09/08/2019 - 17/08/2019
Katherine Susannah Prichard was a great writer and in the fifty years since her death, her home in Greenmount has become... [more]
If it is true, as famously Frank Lloyd Wright said, that the hearth is the heart of any home, then I think we may assume... [more]
Ever since John Logie Baird rang his mum and said: 'I've got a bit of an idea ...' the British have done period drama we... [more]
Ben Elton is possibly best known for his light comedy. Stand -up routines and so on. Blackadder sort of falls into thi... [more]
04/07/2019 - 20/07/2019
Ben Elton, the well-known Fremantle resident, stand-up comedian, author, playwright, actor, director and writer, is some... [more]
04/07/2019 - 20/07/2019
I like action movies. I enjoy thriller novels. I am a fan of imaginative fantasy like Sir Terry Pratchett. Theoretica... [more]
17/05/2019
Although not the first written of the fourteen joint operatic collaborations of Sir Arthur Sullivan and Sir William Gilb... [more]
02/05/2019 - 11/05/2019
In the world of romantic comedy nothing is impossible, no woman unobtainable, no dream unrealisable, no coincidence too ... [more]
For those of you, gentle readers, who have taken part in the Great Margaret River Gourmet Escape, or who are well aware ... [more]
Sir Noel Coward's short story Star Quality, was published in 1951, a wickedly observant story about theatre veterans put... [more]
02/05/2019 - 18/05/2019
Few novels are set in Perth, the most isolated capital in the world. Duncan Kyle set two thrillers here in the late 80'... [more]
It is entirely possible that musician and comic Stephen Valeri may just be John (Farnsey) Farnham's biggest fan. Cert... [more]
14/02/2019 - 16/02/2019
If it is true that Fringe is like a box of chocolates as has been said elsewhere, then Sense and Spontaneity must be the... [more]
14/02/2019 - 17/02/2019
Fringe is like a box of chocolates, as the late Mrs Gump might have said, you never know what you're going to get. At... [more]
14/02/2019 - 16/02/2019
Charlotte and her daughter Enid come to Greece, to Salonika, searching for the grave of their husband and father, Ben, k... [more]
28/02/2019 - 16/03/2019
What do you get if you combine the lovely Cougar Morrison, the talented Mark Turner, gorgeous showgirls and the Perth Ca... [more]
12/02/2019 - 16/02/2019
Legendary opera diva, Maria Callas, was, even in her own lifetime, an enigma. Her artistry and vocal technique enthr... [more]
First of all, let me say without equivocation that Jake Dennis has a lovely singing voice, rich, smooth like liquid milk... [more]
05/02/2019 - 09/02/2019
The Booklover's Comedy Show is straightforward; it's comedy for all those in love with books. The stage is set by George... [more]
07/02/2019 - 09/02/2019
At last, stand-up comedy for the literate. It's always good to see someone passionate about a subject and willing, eve... [more]
06/02/2019 - 17/02/2019
The Black Swan Emerging Writers Group, The Blue Room and the Perth Fringe Festival all have a common purpose – to provid... [more]
31/01/2019 - 02/02/2019
The clue to the quality of the show is in the name - A Very Good Variety Show is exactly that – a very good variety show... [more]
29/01/2019 - 31/01/2019
Making its triumphant return to Perth Fringe World is La Soirée, filling in for the cancelled Club Swizzle. Havin... [more]
23/01/2019 - 03/03/2019
The Fringe World programme states that this forty-minute show is about puppies and mental illness. That is not quite ac... [more]
26/01/2019 - 10/02/2019
Djuki Mala is an indigenous dance group from North East Arnhem island. Never have I seen four young men with such... [more]
23/01/2019 - 17/02/2019
There is one thing you can be absolutely sure of in any Festival and that will be lots of stand-up comedy. It's incredi... [more]
23/01/2019 - 17/02/2019
Gospel Music has a huge and glorious history, much, much older than what is usually thought of as 'Gospel Songs' a term ... [more]
18/01/2019 - 20/01/2019
We certainly see a good deal of variety at the Perth Fringe World, but it is more usually focused on performance, theatr... [more]
19/01/2019 - 16/02/2019
Returning to Perth Fringe World is Timothy McDougall in the persona of Frater XV's Cabaret of Curiosities. Obviousl... [more]
24/01/2019 - 17/02/2019
It's in all the advertising for the Fringe – 'A mix of new and old favourites'. Well, The Best of British is an old f... [more]
21/01/2019 - 16/02/2019
Breaking news! Shakespeare and the 16th Century were sexist and to a large extent misogynistic. And probably the play... [more]
23/01/2019 - 26/01/2019
One of the better things about Perth Fringe World is that, for younger or less experienced performers it provides a prov... [more]
18/01/2019 - 26/01/2019
To the average Australian the word 'Texas' means beef, oil, big hats and John Wayne* - not necessarily in that order. ... [more]
Sad though it was to see the Valencia Winery close all those years ago in 1982, the fabric of the place has been in cons... [more]
Tea With the Dames is a documentary like no other. The recipe is very simple - take four old friends with a collective ... [more]
In one of The West Wing episodes Sam Seaborn boasts that he was in the G & S Society and when someone can't recall the t... [more]
06/09/2018 - 15/09/2018
It was only a matter of time, after the success of the two Paddington movies, that we would see a live action Winnie... [more]
The Adventure Travel Film Festival is coming to Guildford! It is a festival that has been inspiring travellers, and armc... [more]
25/05/2018 - 27/05/2018
It was Robert Benchley who sent a telegram to David Niven when he arrived in Venice 'Streets full of water, please advis... [more]
26/04/2018 - 05/05/2018
I confess I never saw Monster, I assumed that casting arguably the most beautiful actress in Hollywood as a serial kille... [more]
I have to confess that I am not, in principle, in favour of TV series being staged, particularly in community theatre. ... [more]
27/04/2018 - 12/05/2018
Regular readers of my food ramblings will recall that I lauded the American Ribs and Grill, a take-away kiosk at Hillary... [more]
Every now and then we get a book or play with a really long but catchy title. One thinks of The Persecution and Assassi... [more]
Say 'farce' and you think 'British Farce'. Think 'British Farce' and you think Ray Cooney, the 85 year old doyen of the... [more]
03/05/2018 - 12/05/2018
Names have a fashion - it is even possible to guess pretty accurately someone's age if their name is Shane, Tracey, Kyli... [more]
A thug and his junior partner in crime take a late night train from Perth to Fremantle, menacing passengers along the wa... [more]
27/04/2018 - 12/05/2018
We've all seen them in old American movies, haven't we? Usually late at night, with street lamps shining palely through ... [more]
This is the Perth Fringe World Festival. That is to say Future's Eve is wild, young, experimental, kinky. As a straigh... [more]
05/02/2018 - 11/02/2018
The Ellington Jazz Club is the perfect venue for Swing and Jazz. Cosy, intimate and redolent of good food, much booze a... [more]
24/02/2018
Paul Robert-Houdin is generally credited with the invention of Son et lumière in 1952 when he projected images onto an h... [more]
Marijke Loosjes is a West Australian born artist. She works in the ephemeral area of performance art as well as the mor... [more]
22/02/2018
In 1693, a minor poet and political figure, William Congreve, was recovering from an illness and to amuse himself and pa... [more]
01/03/2018 - 18/03/2018
Young girls or women disguising themselves as young boys or men is a plot device as old as plays themselves - just think... [more]
09/03/2018 - 24/03/2018
'Nostalgia ain't what it used to be' runs the old quip. But's not a light-hearted thing - first believed to be a disease... [more]
16/02/2018 - 03/03/2018
In 1968 a man, Donald Crowhurst, with little ocean sailing experience set off to sail around the world non-stop and sing... [more]
One of the prominent features of any arts festival is that it's an opportunity to try something new, to expand our ideas... [more]
16/02/2018 - 23/02/2018
One of the joys of the Perth Fringe World is finding unexpected gems such as The Beast and The Bride by new theatre comp... [more]
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