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

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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.
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