Wednesday 24 June 1998
Sir Anthony Barrowclough QC, former Ombudsman, 74; Mr Jeff Beck, blues and rock guitarist, 54; Viscount Bledisloe QC, 64; Lord Braine of Wheatley, former MP, 84; Sr Armando Calderon Sol, president of El Salvador, 50; M Claude Chabrol, film director, 68; Mr Robin Cutler, former Director- General, Forestry Commission, 64; Lord Davies of Coity, trade union leader, 63; Mrs Anita Desai, novelist, 61; Mr Roger Dobson, Director-general, the Institution of Civil Engineers, 62; Mr Jack Dunnett, former president, Football League, 76; Professor Kenneth Durrands, former Vice- Chancellor and Rector, Huddersfield University, 69; Mr Mick Fleetwood, rock drummer, 56; Sir Ian Gainsford, Dean, King's College Medical and Dental School, 68; Professor Sir Fred Hoyle, astronomer and science fiction writer, 83; Miss Betty Jackson, fashion designer, 49; Sir Edward Jackson, former diplomat, 73; Mr John McCormick, Controller, BBC Scotland, 54; Mrs Emma McKendrick, Headmistress, Royal School, Bath, 35; Mr Owen Paterson MP, 42; Professor John Postgate, microbiologist, 76; Miss Mary Wesley, writer, 85; Sir John Whitford, former High Court judge, 85.
tv Review: Miranda Hart and co deliver the festive goods
tvReview: Older generation get hot under the collar this Christmas
comedy Erm...he seems to be back
tvReview: No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa
tv Gymnast Louis Smith triumphed in the Christmas special
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 PlayStation and Xbox hacked by Lizard Squad
- 2 Katie Hopkins speaks out on childhood obesity: 'Parents of fat children should be prosecuted for child cruelty'
- 3 The Grace Dent Christmas Questionnaire
- 4 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 5 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Downton Abbey Christmas special 2014, review: Love is everywhere, actually
Felicity Jones on being Stephen Hawking's wife in The Theory of Everything: 'I didn't want her to be a saint'
EastEnders Christmas special, review: Brilliant Danny Dyer glues you to your seat
Game of Thrones season five: First preview clip shows a beardy Tyrion, a moody Cersei and a distressed Arya
The Interview finally gets US release after Sony hack and terror threats – but reviews of North Korea satire are mixed
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
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'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Alex Salmond has 'broken his word to the Scottish people' says Scottish Lib Dem leader