News Dave Lee Travis arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London on Wednesday for the second day of his trial.

A radio announcer has told the court in the trial of DJ Dave Lee Travis that she was in a “panic” after he allegedly grabbed her breasts when she was speaking live on air.

Riffs: Mike Oldfield on the groove of Sir John Barbirolli and the Halle

I'VE got a bit of a thing about Sibelius's Fifth Symphony. That's where I got the idea of a single melody happening in different places throughout a piece, but in disguised forms. There's a wonderful moment in the last movement of the symphony where this great tune is going on, and the bass line is playing the same melody, only at a quarter of the speed. And out of that, the thing builds into an amazing crescendo, yet not quite in the way you expect. In the coincidence of the melodies, you keep hearing what sound like jazz-type chords - major sevenths. So it sounds strange and yet it's completely intermeshed. I like the way you're given lots of different ways of looking at the melody. I certainly borrowed that idea - a repeated pattern which seems to throw out all number of melodies in repetition. At the start of Tubular Bells II, I found this really simple little keyboard figure, but when you repeat it over a long period, it's almost like it comes apart and starts to sound like several melodies going on at the same time. I kind of got that from Sibelius's Fifth Symphony. I used to listen to the John Barbirolli version with the Halle Orchestra. The performance is stunning - everything really comes together. You've got an orchestra of about 120 people and if it was a bad performance, probably half of them would be thinking about their tea-break or the football. It makes you realise how a conductor is worth his salt.

BOOKS / Wings on her fingers

Linda McCartney is the snapper snapped in this portrait by David Bailey from his book If We Shadows (Thames and Hudson pounds 29.95). After his rise to fame and influence in the Sixties, Bailey has continued to photograph his family, famous friends and artists, from Jack Nicholson to Gilbert & George; the 200 shots in this book are all in black and white.

Letter: Linda McCartney's 'meaty' marketing

Sir: If Linda McCartney (letter, 2 December) is so sickened (and rightly so) by the re-emergence of real fur in the fashion world, why does she market vegetarian food products that have an uncanny resemblance, in both texture and taste, to meat?

ROCK / Ringing the changes - but not many: Mark Wareham on the pomp and circumstances of Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells II at Edinburgh Castle

The bells, the bells . . . For 20 years they had lain silent. You might have thought, having been responsible for shifting 16 million albums in the Seventies, the tubular bell would have played a greater role in the subsequent history of rock. But not a ding. All these years on and Mike Oldfield, sole ambassador of the long-neglected tubular bell, has taken it upon himself to sound its pleasing peal once more.
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Seven Cities of Italy
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Prague, Budapest and Vienna
Lake Garda
3.	Provence 6 nights B&B by train from £599pp
Prices correct as of 20 February 2015
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor