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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I heart Katherine Whitehorn

Last night's "The Widow's Tale" on BBC 2 was as unvarnished as documentary gets. Six women - Anna Ford, Joan Rivers, Katherine Whitehorn, Alex Best, Lady (Tony) Banks and Jayne Zito - talked about the experience of losing their husbands to heart trouble, cancer, murder, drink or suicide. It was very good. I'm not sure it's relevant to point out that they all looked terrific, except Joan Rivers who has in her own words had so much plastic surgery her husband would no longer recognise her. And the one who looked most terrific was Katherine Whitehorn who's 80 next year. Katherine's the one who said "Outside every thin girl there's a fat man trying to get in."