Saturday 28 September 1996
Kevin Whately reads Colin Dexter's latest Oxford thriller Death is Now My Neighbour (Macmillan, 3 hrs, pounds 7.99), with a remarkably good take-off of John Thaw, and naturally makes a perfect Sergeant Lewis. Plenty of red herrings, bitching dons and cryptic clues.
What better tape for Chief Inspector Endeavour Morse's Jaguar than his childhood hero Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress (Penguin, 3hrs, pounds 7.99). David Suchet vaults in a breath from engagingly bucolic Christian to Mr Wordly- Wiseman's weary cynicism and the dread Apollyon's sibilantly evil hiss. Singing language and a quote a minute. Avoid other versions.
By opportunistic local hoping to exhibit the work
Fans will be hoping the role finally wins him an Oscar
What do gigantic horse heads tell us about Falkirk?
Finnish Postal Service praises the 'self irony and humour' of the drawings
The actor has confessed to his own insecurities
Allotments are the focus of a new reality show
Arts & Ents blogs
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
US Navy christens huge $3 billion destroyer ship USS Zumwalt that appears as a fishing boat on enemy radar
Nigel Farage fatigue? Half of voters ‘immune’ to Ukip’s appeal
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
Nigel Farage on Have I Got News For You: Ukip leader ridiculed over expenses and party 'fruitcakes'
Refugee facing deportation from Sweden saved by fellow passengers refusing to let plane leave
- 1 Poveglia: 'World's most haunted island' up for auction...is anyone brave enough to buy it?
- 2 Refugee facing deportation from Sweden saved by fellow passengers refusing to let plane leave
- 3 Naked yoga: the bare truth - it's already big in the US, and has now landed here
- 4 24 people applied for the 'world's toughest job', here are their interviews
- 5 Scientists warn we've hit 'peak beard': The more people grow facial hair, the less attractive it is