Over the past 30 years, The Sunday Times Magazine’s Relative Values column has become something of a phenomenon. A simple premise – two people, related, tell us about themselves and their families – has become one of the longest-running, most popular columns in the newspaper’s history. Relative Values has featured nearly 3,000 people, including prime ministers, world statesmen, Hollywood stars, sporting heroes, writers, scientists, musicians, comedians and members of the royal family. The full spectrum of human emotion has been revealed: love, hope, fear, pain, loss, rejection, humility and joy. The stories are moving, shocking, and very revealing.
To mark this significant anniversary, we have brought together 50 of the column’s most memorable interviews and photographs in one collection. Spanning four decades, it includes Kate Moss, Buzz Aldrin, Desmond Tutu, Dame Judi Dench, Martin Amis, Dame Vivienne Westwood, Stephen Fry, Priscilla Presley, Robin Williams, Norman Mailer, Lord Coe, Nigella Lawson, Sir Richard Branson, Zara Phillips, Michael Schumacher, Helena Bonham Carter, Spike Milligan, Russell Brand, Sir David Attenborough, Sir Salman Rushdie and Joan Collins.
Here's to 30 more years.