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RADIO 3 listeners have recently been marching through the streets, or at least through the correspondence columns, to protest against their treatment by Nicholas Kenyon, the new boss of Radio 3. I would like to get involved, too, as I like a bit of rioting as much as the next man; but I am a little reluctant. Not because I have no views on the subject, but because I am not certain if I am a Radio 3 listener and qualified to go marching and burning.

The bigger they come, the harder they fall, and the more we love it

THE other morning, a man I know, a politically correct member of the chattering classes, a man so PC Harold Pinter would have dinner with him, bought a copy of (whisper it]) the Sun. Then, glancing furtively around his suburban train station, he slipped it inside his copy of . . . the Independent. For those who were on vacation some place last week where you couldn't get this news - the moon, say - this edition of the Sun provided the Fergie Collection, a special eight-page insert containing all those pictures of Fergie and her bare, uh, bust. My friend cannot recall doing such a thing since he was 11 and hid a tome entitled Sexual Anomalies and Perversions inside a brown-paper wrapper marked HOLY BIBLE.

Court ban on Farrow

New York (AP) - A judge has told Mia Farrow not to take her and Woody Allen's children out of the country and turned down an attempt by Allen's lawyers to set up a visits schedule.

Letter: Woody's partnership

Sir: If Woody Allen had married Mia Farrow 12 years ago instead of remaining her 'partner', it might be more obvious to him that to embark on a sexual relationship with a girl who has been his stepdaughter since the age of nine is incestuous and therefore taboo. Instead he seems to be deluding himself that nothing is amiss.

Woody and the women: So what does Manhattan think? Rhoda Koenig takes soundings on the Allen-Farrow affair

'EVERYONE is talking of nothing else,' said critic John Leonard, and he didn't mean Bush or Bosnia. Wherever one went in Manhattan, people who at the start of last week were stunned and speechless were pouring out opinions in the case of Farrow versus Allen.

Daughter accuses Farrow of assault

NEW YORK (AP) - Mia Farrow's adopted daughter told friends the actress beat her and hit her with a chair after learning she was involved with Woody Allen, a newspaper reported yesterday.

Profile: The earth mother slings mud: Mia Farrow

On Tuesday thousands of New Yorkers gathered on a Manhattan pavement. They were standing outside the building in which Woody Allen was reading an ungrammatical press statement about his relationship with Soon-Yi Previn, adopted daughter of his former partner Mia Farrow. The affair has gripped the city. The crowd discussed the business much as they might, over dinner, dissect one of Allen's movies.

Crimes or misdemeanours?: Woody Allen, the person, and Woody Allen, the screen persona, have become so entangled that in the minds of his public it is difficult to distinguish between the two. Chris Peachment argues that the confusion may give the director problems when he plays his part in court

One always thought that this would happen to Warren Beatty. The wrong farewell note, the wrong thing said, a woman who took umbrage, and suddenly all the Polaroids are public knowledge, and the lawyers are collecting their fees in armoured trucks with heavy duty suspension. But the truth is more likely to be that Warren retains an iron grip on all those aspects of his life. Which is more than could be said for Woody, a man who has constructed a fictional persona which becomes panic-stricken the minute a female hoves into view. I think it was Sir Kingsley Amis who said that after seeing a Woody Allen film he felt ashamed to belong to the same species. Certainly, in many of the early films, one wanted to shake him until his teeth rattled and shout 'For God's sake, brace up man'.

Convention Diary: Men from Auntie show their backs to the hall

WATCHING media commentators in television booths is a favourite pastime for delegates bored with speeches and anxious to see their favourite newscasters in the flesh. Few eyes turn, though, to the BBC eyrie in the outfield of the Houston Astrodome. Not many here would recognise David Dimbleby and Gavin Esler anyway. Even if they did, they might have wondered whether the duo were actually live specimens, or wax dummies sent over by Auntie just to impress.

Allen's custody battle turns bitter as life imitates art

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Last picture show for Allen and Farrow

WOODY ALLEN, the comedian and film-maker, is suing his lover and leading lady, Mia Farrow, for custody of their four-year-old son and two adopted children. The move appears to end a partnership which was widely seen as one of Hollywood's happier relationships.
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