Sport The French father and son pairing of Pascal (left) and son Alexis Loison became the first doublehanded winners in the 45th Rolex Fastnet Race in Plymouth in one of the smallest boats, the 33-foot Night and Day

A father and son team from Cherbourg has won the top prize in the Rolex Fastnet Race, and the French have been climbing all over the top honours. Sailing two-handed, Pascal and Alexis Loison beat off the threat from bigger, more powerful, and vastly more expensive rivals to take their 33-foot Night and Day to the best corrected time out of 336 starters in the 611-mile race which started from Cowes on Sunday.

Album: Esquivel, More of Other Worlds, Other Sounds (Reprise)

The lounge music bandwagon may have moved on, but this long-unavailable 1962 opus by Juan Garcia Esquivel, the Mexican composer, arranger, pianist and all-round auteur of widescreen stereo kitsch, deserves celebrating.

Last Night's TV: John Barrowman: The Making of Me, BBC1<br />Travellers' Century, BBC4

Three questions arising from the title of John Barrowman: the Making of Me: what made John Barrowman the way he is? Could you put it in a bottle? And having put it in a bottle, could you row it out to sea and sink it? I'm not saying I'd necessarily do that, but after an hour of The Making of Me, I think I'd like to know that the option is available.

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Directed by Irwin Winkler

Glorious! Duchess Theatre, London

Album: Nellie McKay

Get Away From Me, COLUMBIA

Dorothy Fields Forever, King's Head Theatre, London

Sophistication and earthy warmth

THE INFORMATION ON: `Nymph Errant'

What Is It?

Words: Experiential, adj.

SHOULD HER Majesty make Chris Woodhead, her Chief Inspector of Schools, stand in the corner? For him, to dally with a sixth- former is "educative and experiential" all round.

Woke up this afternoon with them old jazz-lover's blues

If jazz worldwide had the sort of money which is spent on just one opera house, we'd be laughing

Accidental Heroes of the 20th Century: 11: Cole Porter, Songwriter

"LET'S DO it." Has there ever been a less ambiguous mission statement? When the song of that title first appeared in Cole Porter's show Paris in 1928, it served as a kind of anthem of liberation for the closing years of the decade, while for Porter himself they were the words by which he lived his extraordinary life.

Words: Beguine, n.

THIS DANCE is Cole Porter's. "Begin the Beguine" appeared in his 1935 royal satire Jubilee. Its Martinique origins are more complex than the OED records.

Obituary: Roy Rogers

MUSICALLY, THERE was far more to Roy Rogers than "Four Legged Friend", his popular tribute to Trigger, writes Paul Wadey [further to the obituary by David Shipman, 7 July].

Classical music: Shocked by electric Cole

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New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

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