ISSUE 1322

Baking Britain Great Again: How Bake Off created a nation of bread winners

These days we mark the end of summer (sorry folks!) by returning to the most famous tent in the land. The Great British Bake Off is back and its cheeky pastry puns have captured the imagination of TV viewers, who are getting a taste for real bread again. We get a slice of the action in this week’s The Big Issue.


  • All-American singer and actor Josh Groban on why he’d ask his 16-year-old self to warn man, woman and child about Donald Trump and why he dreamed a dream of a life of theatre and Andrew Lloyd Webber while growing up in his Letter To My Younger Self.
  • Ralf Little dropped out of medical school to take on the role of dogsbody Antony in The Royle Family, but that didn’t stop him giving the NHS a health check. He fought back against former health secretary Jeremy Hunt in a Twitter battle of the facts.

And as always, the latest books, film, TV and music reviews and news.

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