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Race Alliance by Pamela Anderson will contest this weekend's FIA GT round in Slovakia

Like Pamela Anderson without the bikini

While the world's media focus on the mundane round of movie stars, models and pop idols, Dickie gets his hands dirty at a party to launch a new porn company. But that's Dickie all over. Hard, uncompromising...

A cat with nine former lives

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Television & Radio: Small screen

Pammie for all the family

TELEVISION: Something fishy going on

IT STARTED so well. There was the little girl with diabetes who wisely never gets to say a word (children can't act, let's face it), the handsome, dishevelled hubby addicted to film (avid customer of the mobile video-shop), the lewd friend who speaks so promiscuously fast you can barely catch the obscenities as they fly past, and the wonderfully ruined old mother who rests her weary head on the fact that her daughter once almost won the Scottish Young Musician of the Year Award. A Mug's Game (BBC1) centres around Kathy, who deals with these people in between gutting one silvery fish abdomen after another at the ailing fish factory. But it's all coming unstuck. Half the village is infatuated with her (a few too many, I thought), but Kathy really just wants to play music. I'm interested in the parasitical relatives, not Kathy's chances of ever getting to toot on a flute again. It was the gloom of Scotland - the fish, the bunk beds, the tranquillisers - that was the appeal, not tourist-trade romanticism.

Pamela, Delia and obsessions with cups

When I look at the cover of the current edition of the Radio Times, I am reminded of something said by a member of the Platters singing group in 1960.

Have a politically correct Christmas

It's been the year of shaving Ken, ethnic Barbies and the wheelchair doll. By Sally Williams

Baywatch Barbie for boyfriends

She has long blonde hair, big blue eyes, countless new looks, and is the best-selling doll for girls this Christmas. And apparently for boys as well, writes Glenda Cooper.

body lines

A dose of Liverpool: Homeopathy is set to receive a shot in the arm from the Liverpool Health Authority. The authority has agreed to implement the recommendations of a report on complementary care, which will mean the loss of the 10 bed in-patient ward at Mossley Hill Hospital and its replacement with a specialist homeopathic service. The British Homeopathic Association is enthusiastic about the reallocation. "This will create easier access for a greater number of people to a wider range of therapies," says Enid Seagall of the BHA.


They will talk forever about rip tides, rescue boards and mouth- to-mouth. But, reports ANDREW MARTIN, the Cornish surfers and lifeguards of Perranporth have a problem with Pamela Anderson. Photographs by STEPHEN DUPONT

Papal video takes Mass to market

It is a video that warrants a PG certificate. Papal Guidance. Neatly in time for the Easter market, Pope John Paul II has released a video - A Celebration of Mass.

Metromania: Rubber and plastic

LIKE a rubber ball, the annual Skin Two fetish bash keeps on bouncing back.

The Neighbours factor: why teens prefer all things Australian: 'Sugar' magazine could be the biggest thing out of Oz since Jason and Kylie. Tamsin Blanchard reports

FIRST there was Neighbours and Home and Away; now there is Heartbreak High: Australian soaps are required after-school viewing for British teenagers. The teeny soaps (in Australia, Neighbours has always been seen as a children's rather than an adult show) are the new children's TV classics. The appeal of the Down Under soaps is straightforward. They have more good-looking teenagers than Brookside, EastEnders and Coronation Street put together. Australia knows how to entertain its teens.

Here they come, walking down the beach

NEVER MIND leaves turning yellow, the wind switching north-easterly and the morning traffic snarling with badly navigated Volvos crammed full of schoolchildren, it is the Saturday evening ratings war that truly signals the end of summer. Autumn is definitively here now that Baywatch, Gladiators, The Generation Game, Challenge Anneka and lots of movies with the suffix 2 are back in full employ.

In Thing: String bikini from Giorgio Armani

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water - the string bikini returns.

Leading Article: Will TV change this arcadia?

TWO MODERN phenomena are about to hit one of Britain's last colonies. Next month the island of St Helena, marooned 1,100 miles off the west coast of Africa, will receive its first television pictures and programmes. For the next four years the effects on the island's population (5,500) will be monitored by a team of psychologists. There will therefore be primary watchers, watching television for the first time, and secondary watchers, watching the watchers; all this newness in a place where the last (indeed only) event of global significance was the death of Napoleon in 1821. And now, Neighbours, Baywatch, Bullseye, Jeremy Beadle]
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