Friday 14 May 1999
Miss Francesca Annis, actress, 54; Mr Richard Balfe, MEP, 55; Miss Hazel Blears MP, 43; Mr Chay Blyth, yachtsman, 59; Vice-Admiral Sir Peter Buchanan, 74; Mr Denis Cannan, playwright, 80; Mr Phil Drabble, television commentator, 85; Mr Michael Fallon MP, 47; Baroness Hogg, editor and economist, 53; Mr Peter Kirsten, cricketer, 44; Lord McAlpine of West Green, former director, Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons, 57; Mr Edward Newman, MEP, 46; Canon John Oates, Rector, St Bride's, Fleet Street, 69; Mr Robert A. Parker, water- colour artist, 73; Miss Sian Phillips, actress, 65; Mr David Pugh, theatre producer, 40; Sir Peregrine Rhodes, former diplomat, 74; Sir Adam Ridley, Chairman of Trustees, Equitas Group, 57; Sir Leslie Sharp, former Chief Constable, Strathclyde, 63; Mrs Patricia Turner, former trade union leader, 72; Mr Bob Woolmer, cricketer, 50.
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 North Korean prison officers 'cooked prisoner's baby and fed it to their dogs', more horrific accounts from UN report reveal
- 3 Antonio Martin shooting: Mayor says there should be 'no comparison' to Ferguson
- 4 Antonio Martin shooting: Police and protesters clash over teenager's death just five miles from Ferguson, Missouri
- 5 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Secret Cinema showed The Great Dictator at protest secret screening, following Sony's The Interview cancellation
Best underrated Christmas movies: From Trading Places to While You Were Sleeping
Cruel Woman in Black prank sees cinema-goers terrified by movie poster - watch their reactions
Game of Thrones season five: First preview clip shows a beardy Tyrion, a moody Cersei and a distressed Arya
Angelina Jolie 'didn't eat much' in sympathy with actors who had to lose weight for Unbroken
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever