'The Bill' criticised over made-up treatment for MS

The television drama The Bill was criticised as "grossly irresponsible" for making up a drug which supposedly alleviates multiple sclerosis (MS), causing "misled" viewers who suffer from the condition to inquire about its availability.

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The BBC claims to represent the `benchmark for quality others aspire to'. Nonsense, says Nick Elliott, controller of ITV's drama output

Letter: Legal champions

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From uptight solicitor to mum on the run, Amita Dhiri, better known as This Life's Milly, proves her strength of character

Sports Letters: England are simply hopeless

Sir: Why do we continue to focus on the nature of Kevin Keegan's appointment and totally ignore the deep-rooted problems that taint our national game?

Pop: Into the dark with Jekyll & Hyde

Composer Barry Guy and his wife make music that defies categorisation. They like to discuss work while putting out the bins.

Television: The series is taking off - it's time to bale out

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Roger Moore sues TV firm

THE FORMER James Bond actor Roger Moor is suing a television company over the rights to his Seventies TV series The Persuaders.
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