Arts and Entertainment

Former X Factor panelist Dannii Minogue is returning to British TV screens as a judge on Britain And Ireland's Next Top Model.

TELEVISION : Delilah, I just couldn't take any more

IT MUST have cost a mint. TV companies from all over the world got together and co-produced it. Rai Uno (Italy), Turner Broadcasting (USA), France 2, BSkyB, ARD (Germany), Czech TV and NCRV (Vietnam? Papua New Guinea?) chipped in. And all got a piece of the action of The Bible: Samson and Delilah (Sky, Wednesday & Thursday). The Czechs got the leading man, the Germans provided the cameras, the Yanks wrote the script, the Papuans flew over the extras - and we contributed Elizabeth Hurley.

Oestrogen on the rampage

In the week it was decided that the Loin King would not be appearing on the nation's advertising hoardings, Panorama (BBC1, Mon) reported on the growing phenomenon of violent women. One wife, who spends two weeks out of every four as if demonically possessed by her own menstrual cycle, took it out on the furniture. "We got through three-piece suites like nobody's business," explained her besieged husband, who doubtless used the sofa as a defensive rampart. One woman scorned Bobbited her boyfriend with a Stanley knife: they showed you the photo of the reconstituted member, just in case your mind's eye was unable to call up the relevant image of mutilation. Another avenger drizzled molten candle wax over her husband's middle regions. Again, to jump-start those with stalled imaginations, a reconstruction depicted the phallic candles succumbing to the blade.

Girls just wanna have fun - fighting and mugging

Tomorrow's `Panorama' reveals an alarming rise in female rates of violence, reports Su Pennington

WOULD YOU WORK FOR DIANA? THE KINGS OF PUBLICITY GIVE THEIR VIEWS

Max Clifford (OJ Simpson, Frank Sinatra, the Beatles, Antonia de Sancha)

guess who's coming to dinner ... and what it will cost you

Can't afford pounds 100,000 for supper with the PM? Never mind. Why not ask Sam Fox (more fun than Mr Major) for pounds 10,000 - or a Gladiator for pounds 1,500? Hester Lacey on the price of a name

A different way of seeing

Don't look now - Nic Roeg is making films again. But why, wonders Nick Hasted

Farewell, my fragrant hostess

As Lisa Leeson takes to the air, Jim White mourns the loss of glamour among her colleagues

Bomb 'a terror warning'

The latest bomb to explode in London - the fifth device to be planted in the capital since the end of the ceasefire - was a "warning shot" by the IRA, police and security sources believe.

REAL MEN PREFER BRUNETTES

The only blonds having fun these days are blokes. So, argues Emma Forre st, pour away the peroxide, girls, and show your natural colours There are blondes who have all the components of a classic brunette. Whatever colour her hair is this week, Madonna always seems like a true brunette

Flexible friends

OUT THERE 'We both like curvy women, with breasts and hips,' says Robin. 'That's why we are foremost in cleavage management'

By George, you can't beat all this lovely murder

The Agreeable World of Wallace Arnold

You win some, you lose some: ups and downs of 1995

1995: how was it for you? Celebrities and news-makers look back over a year which has had its moments of triumph and disaster for us all

PETER YORK ON ADS No 107: PLEASURES

IS this it then? The ad Hugh Grant so gallantly promoted? The commercial which earned Liz Hurley her million?

Clueless in Selfridges

She hasn't got a walk-in wardrobe. She has to borrow her dad's mobile. But she sure can shop. Anna Maxted meets Britain's label babes

Liz Hurley prepares for a Catholic retreat

LOUISE JURY
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Dubrovnik, the Dalmatian Coast & Montenegro
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Lisbon, Oporto and the Douro Valley
Lake Garda, Venice & Verona
Spain
Prices correct as of 23 January 2015
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project