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Stuart Hobday What the murder of Michael Boothe tells us 30 years on

The death of this actor 30 years ago provoked outrage among the gay community and forced a massive overhaul of police policy. It was a terrible tragedy but gay men can live openly today because of Michael Boothe, says Stuart Hobday

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Geoffrey Macnab Why did the great plays of Arthur Miller make for such bad films?

While cinematic adaptations of plays by Tennessee Williams and Edward Albee did roaring trade at the box office, Miller’s work stuttered. But 60 years on, ‘The Misfits’ stands as the purest and least compromised of any of the films in which he was involved, says Geoffrey Macnab

Janet Street-Porter

Broadcaster and writer, well-known for her regular appearances on ITV’s Loose Women

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Matthew Norman

Award-winning writer who writes on a wide range of issues, specialising in political satire

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Mary Dejevsky

Expert on foreign affairs, Russian politics and diplomatic relations between the Kremlin and the west

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Hamish McRae

Authority on business, finance and the intersection between the worlds of economics and politics

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