'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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A celebration of the film director Derek Jarman and his work makes much of TV seem callow. But conspiracists are in for a treat with the start of a creepy 10-week serial

Ban on cattle drug offers hope of saving India's vultures from extinction

India's vultures, which are on the brink of extinction, could be saved at the last minute after the Indian government ordered a ban on the use of a drug that has been poisoning them.

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Media: Sorry, BBC, you're in cloud-cuckoo land

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

WITH REFERENCE to Sophie Goodchild's article, I write as a litigant in person who finds the term "DIY lawyer" derogatory. And as one who has never watched a single episode of Kavanagh QC but who has read, for example, Where's the Justice? - by Lord Tony Gifford QC.

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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

TV writers come and go. Jasper Rees looks at the seams

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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