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The former Britain's Got Talent judge isn't known for his modesty

'Parky' defects to ITV

Viscount Mountgarret

Outspoken president of Yorkshire CCC

What an unpleasant slice of British life

WHEN JUDY Owen walked into the offices of the Professional Golfers' Association in Warwickshire everyone must have known there was trouble on the horizon. Photographs of her in the papers yesterday show an elegant thirtysomething in a flowing grey trouser suit, with a silk scarf and a shiny dark bob. There seems to be nothing eccentric or old-fashioned about her. So why did she want to work in the world of golf?

The chattering class

George Michael loves him. Robbie Williams's mum fancies him. Caroline Aherne keeps his picture on her wall. Thirty years on, Michael Parkinson is still the king of the talk show. The difference is that these days it's the interviewer who has become the star

The prince of darkness

Tramp is where Joan Collins and Roger Moore used to hang out, the nightclub that inspired The Stud. But if, after 30 years, you think it sounds more Austin Powers than cutting edge - well, you just haven't been Johnny-ed yet

Media: Darling, you were awful

What use are television awards, when all around there is evidence that standards are plummeting?

Dando's death overshadows Baftas

TELEVISION'S MOST glamorous night of the year was tinged with sadness as the TV industry gathered for the first time since Jill Dando's murder.

THE CRITICS: THEATRE: It's a jungle out there

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Finding salvation through publication

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