When Ian (Hislop) Met Anna (Chen): Who Should We Let In?

As I was saying before I so rudely interrupted myself three years ago to serve out a period of Trappist silence, which commenced when I realised I was not, at the time, capable of writing anything of interest even to myself, let alone anybody else, a silence broken only by a piece mourning the departure of David Bowie.

I’m now determined to be a better friend to the world, so I’m kicking this site back into some semblance of life. THERE WILL BE STUFF.


Anna Chen on Victorian and Edwardian-era Yellow Peril fears with Ian Hislop on Who Should We Let In?


In the meantime, as an appetiser, a reminder that Ian Hislop’s rather excellent BBC documentary/polemic Who Should We Let In?, anatomising originally shown by BBC2 on Thursday 22nd June, is still available on BBC iPlayer until the end of July.

And, of course, it features a sparkling guest appearance by Anna Chen, who tells you all about it here.

Check it! And let’s meet again soon …