On the "other side of Holland Park Avenue" lies Holland Park itself, home to an opera company, a troupe of peacocks and a rather fine orangery. This is the heart of Kensington, a very smart and pleasant part of London.
The late Harold Pinter was a much admired English playwright and actor.
The Body Shop is an environmentally and socially responsible cosmetic franchise, which specialises in beauty products made from natural ingredients.
A familiar face amongst fans of easy listening, Perry Como's singing career began in 1943, spanning 5 decades and producing numerous hit singles, as well as a successful weekly television series.
The late Les Dawson was a popular English comedian and television presenter, well-known for his inventive facial expressions. Cissie and Ada, two of his best-loved characters, were caricature housewives with delusions of grandeur, much like Bridget's mother.
Maggie's people, the Schofields, lived in the large gardener's cottage, that was half a farm, behind Belcote Hall... In the morning, a covering of snow weighed on the rhododendron bushes.
In 1920 the sequel, Women in Love, was published. It focuses on the third generation of the Brangwen family chronicled in The Rainbow, sisters Ursula and Gudrun. Gudrun has a relationship with Gerald, heir to an impressive estate. On it is a lake in which his sister drowns.
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A succesful Italian actress, born into an acting dynasty, Isabella Rossellini has never been on trial.
Dealing mainly with high-profile libel and civil liability cases, the High Court of Justice is a civil court situated within the Royal Courts on the Strand in London, with district registries throughout the country. Most cases are heard by a single judge with no jury.
Criminal cases are heard by the Crown Court.
One of the stars of Carry On..., a series of British comedy films, Frankie Howerd was a performer and comedian who developed his own exaggerated style when delivering a double entendre.
Bridget Jones's Diary is loosely based on Pride and Prejudice, with Daniel Cleaver and Julio jointly taking the various roles of Wickham, Mark Darcy of course representing Mr Darcy, and - bizarrely - Bridget's mother standing in for flirtatious little Lydia.
The BBC's 1995 TV adaptation, starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, was a huge hit. The nation got particularly excited when this scene was broadcast:
A great sport, Colin Firth who played Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, went on to play Mark Darcy in the Bridget Jones movies.
In 1995, Rosemary West was found guilty of assisting her husband Fred West, in the sexual assault and murder of 10 young women at their home in Gloucester. One of these young women was the couple's daughter.