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Allan, Elkan Philip (1922–2006), journalist and television producer, was born Elkan Philip Cohen at 16 Hoveden Road, Cricklewood, London, on 8 December 1922, the son of Allan Cohen, (d. 1952), furrier, later an owner of printing presses, and his wife, Rose, née...


Claire Berenice Rayner (1931–2010) by Eamonn McCabe, 2002 © Eamonn McCabe


Rayner [née Berkovitch], Claire Berenice (1931–2010), writer, broadcaster, and social campaigner, was born at 24 Underwood Street, Stepney, London, on 22 January 1931, the eldest daughter of Percy (later Peter) Berkovitch (1909–1982), journeyman tailor, and his wife, Betty, née Dion (1910–1982). The family moved around a lot, mostly dodging the bailiffs, before the start of the Second World War. In 1940 ...


Shulman, Milton (1913–2004), theatre critic and writer, was born on 30 August 1913 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the son of Samuel Shulman (d. 1919), shopkeeper, and his wife, Ethel. His parents were both Orthodox Jewish émigrés from the Ukraine who moved to ...