Arts and Entertainment

The Good Wife on More4 is in the midst of a reputation revision. Long-term fans of the smart, glossy legal drama, which began its fifth season on More4 last night, often complain it's not given the recognition it deserves. It's true that among crime and law procedurals (TV shows where a problem is raised and solved within a single episode) this is a show of unusual quality. But is The Good Wife really that good?

Phil Hammond's

funny old ward

LETTER: Serving on a jury

From Ms Valerie Maddison

BOOK REVIEW / The sins of the mothers

MOTHER OF PEARL by Mary Morrissy, Cape pounds 9.99

Relkeel out for rest of season

Relkeel, the horse that was forced to miss last season's Champion Hurdle after suffering an injury on the eve of the race, will miss the 1996 running as well due to a further setback that will keep him out of action for the whole of the National Hunt season.

Colleagues check out 'Asdaspeak'

BARRIE CLEMENT

LETTER: Planning peace for Bosnia

From Professor Adrian Hastings

Inequality still a problem for Ms Britain

Women in the Nineties: Study points to disadvantaged position, despite advances over the past two deacdes. Mary Braid reports

A dangerous juggling act

Personal Finance

'It can change your perception of yourself'

So says the man behind an executive juggling craze.

how to improve your circus skills

Previous contact between my body and circus equipment has been less than successful. After six years of sporadic attempts, I can barely keep two juggling balls in my hands, let alone three in the air. The trapeze was a monumental disaster. Not only did I suffer from unusually slippery palms, but my pathetic upper arm and stomach muscles refused to hoist me up on to the bar. I received marginal joy from fire breathing, though my inability to spit paraffin at long distances contributed to less than spectacular displays.

DANCE / The mourning star

Irek Mukhamedov is probably the Royal Ballet's best crowd-puller. But now, some believe, the company wants to ditch him. Jeffery Taylor, his biographer, investigates backstage intrigue

Many happy returns

Boomerang breakthrough from the company that juggled its way to success

Swings and roundabouts

Moscow State Circus On tour

TRIED & TESTED : FAVOURITE FLINGS

King Frisbee's long reign is over. Our experts launch it among its rivals to discover which is the highest flyer
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Tribal gathering

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Bosnia's genocide, 20 years on

No-one is admitting where the bodies are buried - literally and metaphorically
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Power of the geek Gods

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Ashes 2015: Angus Fraser's top 10 moments from previous series'

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Greece debt crisis: EU 'family' needs to forgive rather than punish an impoverished state

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