Barbara Speed, i newspaper

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Past articles by Barbara:

This Is My House, BBC1, review: This high-concept, low stakes game show shouldn't work, but it won me over

It's appeal lay not in subconscious assumptions and social stereotypes, but because I wanted to know who really owned the converted barn in Kent → Read More

DNA Journey, ITV, review: A tired format brought to life by Flintoff and Redknapp's friendly competition

Friends and sports stars Freddie Flintoff and Jamie Redknapp had enough chemistry to make yet another genealogy series interesting → Read More

Devils, Sky Atlantic, review: Patrick Dempsey has fun in this financial thriller, but he’s the only one

The drama had all the gloss of the London banking world, but the plot was nonsensical → Read More

The Great British Dig, More4, review: Roman remains and viewing gold

Hugh Dennis put his charm to good use in this show which looked for buried treasure in the back gardens of a Newcastle housing estate → Read More

Grand Designs, Channel 4, review: A 17th-century Cornish mill showed the limits of restoration projects

'It’s being ripped apart,' presenter Kevin McCloud moped → Read More

Long Lost Family, review: The format is predictable, but the reunions are always heartwarming

Two sons separated from their parents as babies are reunited with family, as the programme returns for series 10 → Read More

Coronavirus latest: Experts debunk fears about Covid vaccines harming female fertility

Young women are group most likely to refuse the jab due to misinformation on the internet → Read More

Christmas cookie boxes: I have baked 250 biscuits for my friends and family — here's my advice

Depending on the price you put on your own sanity, it's a cost-effective way of giving gifts → Read More

Matt Hancock spotted having a lavish dinner and champagne at one of London’s most expensive restaurants

The menu offered to Mr Hancock at the five-star Four Seasons Hotel included a dozen Oysters Rockefeller to share for £50 → Read More

Covid vaccines: Fears for double dosing as GPs left without up-to-date data amid NHS IT chaos

Medics complain of communication breakdown between practices and hospitals → Read More

The orgasm workshop I went to rang alarm bells — now some allege it is part of a sex cult

A taster session for a course in sexual mindfulness, now under investigation, rang alarm bells → Read More

Covid vaccines: there's more than one type of vaccine refusers — understanding them is key to persuading them

Not all vaccine refusers are the same — and communicating clearly with all of them is vital to beating the pandemic → Read More

i turns 10: Help us mark a decade of news with your stories and memories

In the run-up to a special anniversary edition, we will be publishing your stories → Read More

Swingers, Channel 4, review: A pleasingly banal look at the British swinging scene

The biggest taboo around swinging isn’t the sex itself, or the toys or outfits — it seems to be the idea that people could enjoy it → Read More

This year's A-level results are unfair

This year's exam results saw some students unfairly marked → Read More

Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You mixed trauma with laughter and hope

Rape and assault formed part of many of her characters' lives, but it did not define them → Read More

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson may regret his choice of words as how can we apply common sense communally?

If visiting beaches is allowed, how does person number 400 or 4,000 know that they shouldn’t go? → Read More

Period by Emma Barnett: A self-help guide, not a manifesto

Are women really our own 'worst enemy' when it comes to periods? → Read More

Tory leadership contest: Boris Johnson might be ahead in the polls but the race isn’t over

Away from the bluster, we mean to keep our focus firmly on the policies on offer from each candidate in the Tory leadership race, writes Barbara Speed → Read More

The Trans Women Athlete Dispute with Martina Navratilova, review: From Twitter spat to BBC documentary

Navratilova believes herself to be obsessed with fairness, but spends remarkably little time discussing what it means → Read More