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It’s odd how many collaborative teams wrote sparkling comedy together but not drama; John Wells teamed with John Bird for a series of inspired political duologues called “The Long Johns”, which managed to predict the seriousness of the banking crisis, while John Fortune and John Wells found common ground to produce a now-forgotten surreal comic masterpiece.

The other Clive

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`Threaten me or my family and I'll belt you' - Prescott

JOHN PRESCOTT moved to kill more smears against himself and his son, Jonathan, by warning that he would "take a belt" at anyone who threatened his family, writes Colin Brown, Chief Political Correspondent.

Golf: Montgomerie fires a 66 to finish third

COLIN MONTGOMERIE hit a closing 66 to finish third in the Honda Classic as American Mark Calcavecchia held on to his overnight lead to win by three shots from Fiji's Vijay Singh at Coral Springs in Florida.

Christmas Day killer trapped by DNA test

A student who murdered a teenage girl as she walked home from a Christmas Eve discotheque two years ago was jailed for life yesterday.

Television review

LAST NIGHT

Taking trips down memory lane

Jasper Rees the week on television

THE EYE PROFILE: THE TOUCH OF FROST

DAVID FROST talks with James Rampton

Insults continue to fly over television debate

Labour and the Conservatives continued to trade insults yesterday over the collapse of negotiations on a head-to-head television debate between the party leaders.

Golf: Frost cool in the darkness

David Frost defied fading light to open up a three-shot lead in the Alfred Dunhill PGA Championship last night after lightning disrupted a tournament in South Africa for the third successive weekend.

Golf: Price back in groove

Nick Price, the former world No 1, recorded his first tournament victory since December 1995 in the Data Dimension Pro-Am in Sun City yesterday.

Smiles and tears:

John Major (above, right) enjoying a joke yesterday before being interviewed by David Frost on Breakfast with Frost. Asked about his plans for the new year, the Prime Minister replied: "To remain cool, calm and elected."

Montgomerie ridicules rules

Golf

Lyle's Masters invitation for Spain revoked

Sandy Lyle, 128th in this year's European money list, has had an invitation to this week's Volvo Masters in Spain taken away after a meeting of the Tour's tournament committee.

Is Henry Kissinger your dream date?

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