Pop: Five Arena shows
Saturday 05 December 1998
Rod Stewart A sell-out series of shows, though some tickets for the old croaker remain for 6 Dec.
Earls Court, London SW5 (07-378 84) Wed & Fri
James Veteran Mancunians, with the rising-fast Stereophonics technically the support act.
NEC, Birmingham (02-780 433) tonight; Pavilions, Plymouth (0752 229922) Mon; Newport Centre (0633 662666) Tue; Brighton Centre (0870 900 900) Wed; Wembley Arena (08-902 0902) Fri.
M People Safe but tight soul sounds from Heather Small and company. David Lynden Hall opens.
Wembley Arena (08-902 0902) Tue & Wed
Manic Street Preachers With Catatonia in support this could turn into a fest of pub rock.
Bournemouth International Centre (0202 456456) Tue
Culture Club Human League and ABC jump on the Eighties-revival bandwagon.
NEC, Birmingham (02-780 433) tomorrow
TV review Nick Hewer, the man whose eyebrows speak a thousand words, is set to leave The Apprentice
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 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
The best underrated Christmas movies from Love, Actually to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre