1 Harriet Harman's son Joe. 2 His eyes - shown the wrong way up - were the "Demon Eyes" in the notorious Conservative Party poster. 3 (b). 4 gelatin, tallow and bull's semen. 5 Neil Hamilton. 6 Rod Richards and Phillip Oppenheim. 7 The Queen - according to the art critic Brian Sewell - in a new portrait by the painter Antony Williams. 8 The Government admitted that traces of the chemical - enough to reduce the size of rats' testes - had been discovered in baby milk in 1992. 9 The plans for a Cardiff Bay opera house, ditched after years of controversy. 10 Ignore British quarantine laws; this was the rabid bat that bit two women in East Sussex; Whisky and Soda are Chris Patten's dogs, which will have to go into quarantine when he returns from Hong Kong next year.
1 (a) a Democrat was re-elected; (b) the popular vote fell below 50 per cent. 2 In Zambia: Kenneth Kaunda was banned because his parents had arrived in the country from Malawi around the turn of the century. 3 In Romania; Ilie Nastase. 4 Israel gained one, Pakistan lost one: Benjamin Netanyahu and Benazir Bhutto, both nicknamed Bibi. 5 They've all been sacked by Boris Yeltsin during the last year. 6 They've been tried by the Hague tribunal for war crimes committed in former Yugoslavia; Mladic and Karadzic have been indicted, but have so far refused to give themselves up. 7 Francois Mitterrand, who died in January. 8 It's the largest city of Kurdistan, and it was in the news after Iraqi-backed KDP fighters pushed out the PUK who held it; and then again after the PUK came back. 9 They are Sunni - specifically Wahhabi, a particularly strict version - which puts them at odds with Shia Iran. 10 Graca Machel, widow of Mozambique's president Samora Machel.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES & GOSSIP
1 (a) Paula Yates (b) Jemima Khan (c) Madonna and (d) Sheryl Gascoigne. 2 Paul Gascoigne. 3 Highgrove; Wandsworth, south-west London. 4 The Princess of Wales, who attended an open heart surgery operation at Harefield Hospital. 5 Prince William. 6 (c) Sir Nicholas Scott, who was charged last year and fined in March this year. 7 Liam Gallagher. 8 Bishop of Argyll and the Isles. 9 The Duchess of York. 10 Chris Evans.
1 Cliff Richard and Tim Henman; the former for his impromptu singing during a downpour; the latter for his tennis-playing success. 2 The US champion amateur golfer, Tiger Woods, in endorsements. 3 Ben Ainslie (in sailing). 4 "GAZZA..."; the headlines were alluding to hat-trick-scoring Paul Gascoigne's alleged violence against his wife, Sheryl. 5 Paul Sampson. 6 Squash - both were venues for professional tournaments. 7 Lennox Lewis, the mandatory challenger for the heavyweight crown who was not given a shot. 8 It was Frankie Dettori's seventh winner on the day he went through the card at Ascot. 9 Frankie Fredericks of Namibia. 10 Golfer Nick Faldo to Greg Norman at the US Masters in Georgia after Norman threw away a five-shot deficit in the final round.
FILM AND TV
1 Ian McKellen's Richard III. 2 Bob Dole on Independence Day. 3 Appearing in the summer's other mindless blockbuster, Twister. 4 The Nutty Professor - which was a remake of the Jerry Lewis original. 5 Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey. 6 Emma (the film version, that is), which featured Sophie Thompson and her mother, Phyllida Lloyd. 7 That's Seven plus 12 (Monkeys) plus 101 (Dalmatians) plus (Girl) 6 - which comes to 126. 8 Larry Clarke's controversial portrait of New York adolescence, Kids. 9 To make way for coverage of the Olympics, infuriating fans of Murder One. 10 Paul McGann - the "I" of the film Withnail and I - became Dr Who for a one-off TV special.
1 Craig Raine's 1953, revived at London's Almeida Theatre. 2 Robert Lepage's Hamlet-inspired one-man show, Elsinore, which involved the French-Canadian director being suspended above the stage on a specially constructed harness - the failure of a rivet meant that all performances had to be cancelled. 3 In Yasmina Reza's play Art, about the effect on the friendship of three men when one of them buys a blank canvas in the name of art. 4 At the Royal Court, where Howard Korder's play was the last production before the theatre was closed for refurbishment. 5 Martin Guerre, which was withdrawn in August after receiving a critical drubbing, and returned, substantially revised, in November. 6 Because Michael White's erotic revue Voyeurz, with its scenes of simulated lesbian sex, etc, failed to arouse much interest; it closed after two months. 7 Jack Cunningham, Labour's Shadow Heritage Secretary. 8 (c). 9 The HIV virus, in Matt-hew Hart's dance-account of the progress of Aids. 10 Isabelle Huppert, who played the title role in Schiller's Mary Stuart.
1 Bob Geldof, of Michael Jackson, introducing his controversially messianic routine at the Brits in February. 2 Mel C; they are, of course, the Spice Girls. 3 The Fugees, who occupied that position this summer with their cover of Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly". 4 Simon Rattle announced that he would be quitting as chief conductor in 1998. 5 Malcolm Williamson, Master of the Queen's Music. 6 Via Dominic Muldowney's Trombone Concerto, which was dedicated to the memory of Tony Hancock, and based around the opening notes of the Hancock theme tune. 7 By dying on stage during a performance of Janacek's The Makropulos Case (an opera about immortality). 8 John Redwood. 9 Billy Bragg. 10 Keanu Reeves, whose presence on bass enabled the little-known Californian indie rockers to sell out the Shepherd's Bush Empire.
1 One point for getting Salman Rushdie; a bonus for knowing that he shared it with Austrian writer Christoph Ransmayr. 2 Fatal ones; theirs were the three "short lives" described in Sebastian Faulks's portmanteau biography The Fatal Englishman. 3 Samuel Beckett, according to the titles of books by James Knowson and Anthony Cronin, respectively. 4 They were two of the central characters of Amanda Craig's satire of literary London, A Vicious Circle. The character of Pinsent was renamed and modified after the critic David Sexton threatened legal action. 5 Emma In Love, by Emma Tennant, which aroused ire by showing her achieving happiness in a lesbian relationship; and Rachel Billington's more conventional Perfect Happiness. 6 A A Gill; the book was Sap Rising. 7 Clive James; the novel being The Silver Castle. 8 John Lanchester, with his debut The Debt to Pleasure. 9 They're all novels by comedians: Stephen Fry, David Baddiel, Ben Elton and Hugh Laurie, respectively. 10 Journalist Joe Klein, as it turned out. !Reuse content