Miscellaneous Films

Noel Coward Biographer Oliver Soden In Conversation With Russell Jackson

Critically-acclaimed biographer Oliver Soden discusses his masterful new biography ‘Masquerade: The Lives Of Noel Coward’ (Weidenfeld and Nicolson) with Professor Russell Jackson, as part of a conference held at the University of Birmingham, 15-16 June 2023, to mark the 50th anniversary of Coward’s death.

Filmed and edited by fellow speaker Rose Collis, biographer of polymath artist Clemence Dane, who was one of Coward’s closest friends and associates.


‘Can’t Rose-merry Ask Me A Question?’

Sparks brought the house down at Glastonbury 2023 with their astonishing set, featuring Cate Blanchett.

In 1975, I was on the Thames TV team for Yorkshire TV’s national quiz show ‘Pop Quest’, which we went on to win. Each week featured star guests from the world of pop, including Roy Wood, Rick Wakeman, Alvin Stardust, Mud, Pilot and Marc Bolan.

During our Semi-final against HTV, for which I was the team captain, the guests were… Ron and Russell Mael.

Written, edited and produced by Rose Collis