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Each week Giles Coren finds himself with no idea what to write about in his weekly column. Having read all the papers and found nothing of interest whatsoever, he takes a break and does the school run. That’s where his wife and fellow journalist Esther Walker comes in. Upon his return, Esther has half a dozen ideas she’s spotted ready to knock around with him over the kitchen table and a much needed pot of coffee.


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Each week Giles Coren finds himself with no idea what to write about in his weekly column. Having read all the papers and found nothing of interest whatsoever, he takes a break and does the school run. That’s where his wife and fellow journalist Esther Walker comes in. Upon his return, Esther has half a dozen ideas she’s spotted ready to knock around with him over the kitchen table and a much needed pot of coffee.


You can read Giles in The Times here; https://www.thetimes.co.uk/profile/giles-coren


And subscribe to The Times and Sunday Times here; https://www.thetimes.co.uk/subscribe

    Any Ideas Pooh Bear?

    Any Ideas Pooh Bear?

    Giles and Esther trawl through the week's papers to find an idea for his column; from Scotland's exam results and Old English language to cancelling poetry and Winnie-the-Pooh. Giles shows off his knowledge of German prose and Esther...well, manages to put up with it!
     
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    • 26 min
    Happy Birthday Giles!

    Happy Birthday Giles!

    Giles and Esther thumb their way through this week's news to find a story for his column; from the Government obesity plan to getting fit and silver-surfers to staycations. Giles celebrates his birthday by buying himself a bike and Esther reveals she's made a secret purchase.
     
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    • 27 min
    An Ode to Dave

    An Ode to Dave

    Giles and Esther dig through the papers to find a story for this week's column; from the new shopping rules on the high street to how we've interacted with our neighbours during lockdown. Giles reveals there's hope for his cat and Esther has a special thank you.
     
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    • 29 min
    The Actor's Tale

    The Actor's Tale

    Giles and Esther work their way through this week's papers; from Jonny Depp and cancel culture and Anglo-Saxon food and The Canterbury Tales. Giles pines for the cricket being delayed and Esther shows off her geography knowledge.
     
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    • 26 min
    If That Doorbell Rings Again!!!

    If That Doorbell Rings Again!!!

    Giles and Esther ponder over the stories of the week; from deep cleaning trains and Tony Blair to the opening of restaraunts and obesity levels in Malta. The doorbell doesn't stop ringing with mystery packages for them both.
     
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    • 26 min
    The Great British Food Museum

    The Great British Food Museum

    Giles and Esther return to the papers for ideas for this week's column; from museums, cinemas and other cultural spaces re-opening to what a socially distanced holiday in space would look like. Giles reminices about his teen years and Esther fights off a fox with a broom.
     
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    • 26 min

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