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Toulouse 37 London Irish 17: Noves unleashes cavalry and class to crush Irish sense of adventure

The final 20-point margin gave an accurate reading of a pulsating game which a near-capacity crowd saw turned into an almost 88-minute festival of entertainment, but the 500 or so faithful fans who had come to support the men from the Madejski Stadium could cheer a side going home with heads held high.

Crash dive

Clive Owen's high-flying yuppie falls from grace after a hit-and- run accident in a new BBC drama, `Split Second'

New Films: Bent (18)

Director: Sean Mathias Starring: Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Mick Jagger

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Kathy Burke emoted in Deptford, cliches collapsed in 'Born to Run', and mi nd-games absorbed Patrick Marber. Our critics commemorate the triumphs - 'The Sweet Hereafter' - and the disasters - 'Merry Wives of Windsor' in t he year in which Radiohead finally delivered the Nineties 'Sergeant Pepper' for the Nineties

Choice: Discussion: Closer, National Theatre

Closer, National Theatre, London SE1 (0171-928 2252) 10pm

THEATRE : Patrick Marber wins hands down

If ever a play lived up to a quote that was included in the programme, it is the National Theatre's production of Patrick Marber's new play, Closer. The paragraph is from Monogamy by the psychotherapist Adam Phillips, and the opening sentence runs: "Infidelity is as much about the drama of truth-telling as it is about the drama of sexuality." I'm not sure Marber fully knows what his new play is about, and he wouldn't be as good a dramatist as he is (and, right now, it looks as if he is the best of his generation) if he did. For Closer touches on a lot that is uncomfortably raw. But in scene after scene, the drama of truth-telling - to use Phillips's phrase - is the building-block.

Clickable flicks

With six new titles in the shops, the mouse-driven interactive movie is here, writes Bradley Borum

BOOK REVIEW / The last generation game: 'The Children of Men' - P D James: Faber, 14.99 pounds

IT'S the year 2021 and re-runs of Neighbours have become something of a cult. The puzzle of the soap's popularity is slightly less impenetrable, though, this time round. The sight of youth (even brainless Antipodean youth of 1990s vintage) is bound to have an intense, nostalgic appeal for the dwindling, ageing population of a planet stricken, since 1995 (the year Omega), with universal human infertility.

BOOK REVIEW / When all agreed to have no more babies: 'The Children of Men' - P D James: Faber, 14.99 pounds

THE YEAR is 2021, a quarter of a century after Omega, when official acknowledgment came that the human race had become sterile, and Theodore Faron, professor of philosophy and history at Oxford University, begins his diary. Part of the new-found drive to preserve and record humanity's last days for posterity or for putative visitors from another planet, it is his personal record of a society without hope of a future.
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