Heatwave eating: all the recipes you need for the week

Crisp salads, iced desserts and cold soups will keep you fresh in the summer sun.

1 Aug 2020

Table Talk with Skye McAlpine – plus a limoncello syllabub recipe

The Sunday Times columnist and cookbook author sits down with Lara and Live to discuss her favourite dishes.

20 Jul 2020

How to use the government’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme

How can you claim the discount and which restaurants can you eat at?

8 Jul 2020

Table talk with Rory Sutherland – plus a breakfast kedgeree recipe

The Spectator’s ‘Wiki Man’ columnist shares the dishes and cuisines that have influenced him most.

30 Jun 2020

How to spruce up your spare room

The new lockdown rules allow friends and family to stay the night. Here’s how to bring the guest room out of hibernation.

26 Jun 2020

How to change a tyre: are women better at it than men?

9 out of 10 people can’t do it without making a mistake. Take the test to see how you fare.

24 Jun 2020

That’s Life with Leo Kearse

The award-winning Scottish comedian joins us for a sideways look at the news.

23 Jun 2020

Table Talk with Greta Bellamacina, plus a lamb vindaloo recipe

The actress and poet talks about her favourite Indian restaurant and what it was like on the Harry Potter set.

15 Jun 2020

10 beach houses to stay in this summer

From beach huts to coastguard cottages, here’s how to get your share of sea air.

4 Jun 2020

Life’s a picnic: luxury treats to elevate your hamper

The British are rightly known for their picnics so, from scotch eggs to Victoria sponge, here’s how to make yours extra special in lockdown.

3 Jun 2020

Podcast: Table Talk with Rhik Samadder (plus a blueberry pancakes recipe)

Food writer Rhik Samadder shares how he grew up on frozen pancakes and we show you how to cook your own from scratch.

2 Jun 2020

Podcast: That’s Life with Vanity von Glow

The outspoken drag queen joins us for a sideways look at what’s been going on in the news.

1 Jun 2020

10 yurts to stay in this summer

Nothing beats a socially distant staycation like a weekend under canvass.

27 May 2020

Shake it up: iconic hotel cocktails to recreate at home

Whether you’re craving a negroni or a breakfast martini, these recipes will help you pull off the perfect lockdown drink.

14 May 2020

Seven sports you can now play under the new lockdown rules

Lockdown restrictions have changed to allow for more forms of outdoor exercise. Here’s what to try.

11 May 2020

That’s Life with Toby Young

Social commentator Toby Young joins Spectator Life’s satirists to take a sideways look at the news.

7 May 2020

That’s Life with Andrew Doyle

Spectator Life’s satirical writers take a sideways look at the news with Titania McGrath creator Andrew Doyle.

2 Apr 2020

The virtual pub: how to share a digital pint with your friends

Boris Johnson has asked all pubs to close but that’s no reason to forgo your weekly pint.

18 Mar 2020

School report: a round-up of recent stories from the front line in education

A cabinet reshuffle, sex education and single-sex debate

12 Mar 2020

Six famous men who won’t change nappies

The Prime Minister dithered dangerously over the question of whether he’d be changing nappies but who else has been shirking their fatherly duties?

5 Mar 2020

That’s Life with Julia Hartley-Brewer

The journalist and TalkRadio host joins us for a sideways look at the news agenda.

18 Feb 2020
Guild Cottage, The Lee, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire

Where to buy property in Buckinghamshire

Enviably close to London yet with rural charm, Buckinghamshire is a top choice for those looking to relocate.

13 Feb 2020

That’s Life with comedian Konstantin Kisin

Are we witnessing the end of woke-ism and why did the public love Laurence Fox on Question Time? Konstantin joins Spectator Life’s satirists Andy Shaw and Benedict Spence for a sideways look at the news.

29 Jan 2020

Table Talk with Mark Diacono

Mark Diancono talks to Lara and Olivia about how he turned 17 acres of land into a farm producing Szechuan peppers, mulberries and more.

25 Jan 2020

Where to buy property in France

With French property prices substantially lower than in Britain, we explore the regions best suited to a continental bolthole

9 Jan 2020

Podcast: Table Talk with Prue Leith

Prue Leith on the worst cake she ever made, why she hates washing up, and what she takes away from The Great British Bake Off

8 Jan 2020