Quotes of the Week

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"There is no such thing as serious music on television now. It always has to have a gimmick."

Sir Andre Previn (pictured)

"It would be great to dress up and look like a sex symbol."

Dame Judi Dench, actor

"I have no problem with cheque-book journalism, as long as some of the cheque goes to me."

Jon Snow, newsreader

"Old people have one advantage compared with young ones. They have been young themselves, and young people haven't been old."

Lord Longford

"If Cilla Black spoke as beautifully as Anna Ford, Blind Date would lose half its appalling fascination."

John Casey, Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

"Nobody cares if Le Saux is gay or not. It is the fact that he openly admits to reading The Guardian that makes him the most reviled man in football."

Piers Morgan, editor of `The Mirror'