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Barry Levinson has produced some fine work, says Ryan Gilbey, but it's time he stopped chasing his own tail

Film: Here's a tale you couldn't make up

A film about a US president embroiled in scandal? It's all too much of a coincidence, writes John Lyttle

How We Met: GERALDINE JAMES AND DAVID SUCHET

The actress Geraldine James, 47, began her career with five years in repertory theatre and went on to take many leading roles in the West End, but she reached her biggest audiences on TV, in series such as 'Blott on the Landscape' and 'The Jewel in the Crown'. She is married to the actor Jo Blatchley, and lives in Sussex and London with their daughter. James has just finished working on a new TV drama, 'Seesaw', with David Suchet, 52. Suchet, an associate artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company, has made numerous stage, screen and TV appearances, but he is probably best known for his portrayal of Hercule Poirot. He and his wife Sheila Ferris live with their two children in north London

Leading Article: The new censor is there for everyone, and we need him

Before we congratulate our founding editor on his appointment as the nation's chief censor, we should pause to ask what the British Board of Film Classification is actually for. Its title and constitution, as a body set up by the film industry, but with quasi-judicial powers, have a fustiness about them. And sometimes the very idea of censorship can seem somewhat antique.

Edinburgh Festival 97: Marathon man

Eleven down, four to go: Peter Hurford is nearing the end of his 15-concert run through the organ works of JS Bach. Laurence Hughes went along to hear him

More bangs for your Buck: Edinburgh Festival 97

Buck Henry's script for `The Graduate' captured the spirit of the age. But don't pitch him ideas for a sequel. By Liese Spencer

A frying pan for a cradle-snatcher

Did you feel uneasy when you saw 33-year old Tracey Whalin in chains, awaiting a possible sentence of 20 years for having sex with her son's 14-year-old friend, Sean Kinsella? I think a woman like that ought to be told that she's foolish for not being discreet and have her knuckles rapped for being so extremely naughty. But criminalised? No.

Leading Article: In Florida, escapist fantasy can swamp reality

Eastbourne with alligators: why is Florida the place to escape to? Tracey Whalin and her son's 14-year-old friend are not the first runaways to seek to get away from humdrum reality in this fantasy paradise of permanent sunshine. But why should this particular swamp serve as the Never-Never Land of so much of the world's collective dreams?

A near-perfect first week, Tony, but don't let it get too informal

President Bill Clinton's closest campaign advisor delivered a warning to Tony Blair last night on how things could go wrong if he failed to lay the right foundations for government.

007 under fire for his anti-gun stance

An anti-handgun advertising campaign came under attack yesterday from gun lobby enthusiasts who launched a pre-emptive strike by sending more than 50 letters of complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority before the commercials were screened.

Britannia rules the stage

They're not in it for the money. It won't help their film careers. So why do US stars come over here to tread the boards? Jasper Rees on the mixed fortunes of the spangled pilgrims to the `mecca' of theatre

A welcome return for Marathon Man

In the way of things, the number of anniversaries will grow year on year; but that can't account for the fearful number of them happening at the BBC just now - Choral Evensong is 70, Woman's Hour was 50 a couple of weeks ago (and I completely forgot to wish it a happy birthday - isn't that just like a man?), and Radio 3 is 50 too. As a rule, it's probably a good idea to ignore these factitious landmarks. But here's one we can't ignore, sitting like a big rock in the road: Radio 3's 50th anniversary production of Man and Superman (Sunday), the first play broadcast on the Third Programme, all four and a half hours of it. We can't go over it, we can't go around it, so we might as well get out and take a good look at it.

Taking a ride with my dream lover

Advertising is seductive - but Gina Cowen was happy to be taken in by the Alfa Spider

Leading Article: Censorship and sensibility

If Mrs Virginia Bottomley were a Roman Catholic, the toughest penance she could be set would be to forswear soundbites. Yesterday she gave way to temptation again by jumping on the media and violence bandwagon given a hefty push at Cannes by Dustin Hoffman. The actor, who is also a would-be film producer, is perfectly entitled to his views - though it is not clear, if behaviour is directly influenced by the screen, why his celebrated seduction by Anne Bancroft in The Graduate did not inspire a global epidemic of stocking unrolling by attractive fortysomethings. The minister, however, has responsibility for public policies and her remark that the regulation of screen entertainment needs "improvement" must be subject to a tougher assessment.
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