Media Diary: Silk's tale of libel most vile
Monday 07 February 2011
Those who believe the libel laws need updating might be intrigued by the new play by celebrated media lawyer Andrew Caldecott and his fellow silk Tom Shields.
The play, set in 1561, is titled Murder Most Foul or Libel Most Vile. It takes place at the Inner Temple at the end of March and is expected to be a sell out. The director is Tom Kinninmont, whose previous credits include the movie version of Keith Waterhouse's play Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell, starring Peter O'Toole. There is no indication as yet of a part for the keen amateur thespian and treader of the Inner Temple boards Justice David Eady, Britain's most famous libel judge (pictured), but the subject matter seems made for him.
Phone-hacking scandal still hot
News International is keen to emphasise that the phone-hacking scandal isn't confined to Wapping. That won't make the story go away. Aside from Channel 4's Dispatches follow up tonight, Panorama is working on its own film, from the award-winning team that exposed corruption in horse racing.
Viagra facing hard times
An alert from The Economist reveals that Pfizer, makers of Viagra, fear demand may "droop in the face of stiff competition". Yes, that was from The Economist.
Scottish independence: Despite defeat history may still point to Alex Salmond as the victor
Scottish independence referendum: Frankie Boyle reacts to nation's 'No' vote - 'To be fair, I've always hated Scotland'
Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death
Scottish referendum: Police struggle to control Unionist rally in Glasgow's George Square
Glasgow 'riots': 'Dishonest' social media users accused of fuelling panic with pictures from London riots
- 1 Mario Balotelli: Staff at arson-hit Manchester Dogs' Home convinced Liverpool striker is behind five-figure donation
- 2 Friends 20th anniversary: Alison Jackson photographs reunited cast
- 3 Friends 20th anniversary: The highs and lows of the cast's careers since 2004
- 4 The response to my Pizza Express review has been overwhelming, and taught me a lot about journalism
- 5 Free U2 album: How the most generous giveaway in music history turned into a PR disaster
£60000 - £85000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Interim Head of Marketing / Marketin...
£28000 per annum: Ashdown Group: IT Software Application Support Analyst - Imm...
£25 - 30k: Guru Careers: A Digital Project Manager is needed to join an exciti...
£24 - 28k + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Paid Search Analyst / PPC...