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Saturday, 23 March 2002

  • Charlie Courtauld: A schoolboy error if ever there was one
    Sunday, 24 March 2002

    Every so often in television land, a format comes up which is so simple, so perfect, so awe-inspiringly watchable that everyone claims to have thought of it first. Or else they are working on a pilot based on it. A few years ago the BBC's Rock'n'...

  • Bench mark
    Saturday, 23 March 2002

    Internal link National Park says no more 'sombre' memorial benches Reason, understanding, patience, sympathy, reluctance to condemn: these are the leading traits of this newspaper. But, every so often, there is...

  • Psst, want to see some snaps of my kids?
    Saturday, 23 March 2002

    But St Peter, I hear myself wailing at the Pearly Gates, I had no idea I was ruthlessly exploiting my son when I had pictures of him dressed as a chorister sent out to all my friends one year instead of Christmas cards. He looked so angelic, I t...

  • Paul Vallely: I hope Miss B will change her mind about dying
    Saturday, 23 March 2002

    Case of Miss BShe smiled after her historic victory. But there was no joy, for now she is set to dieCase is a warning to doctors not to act unlawfullyA woman with much to offer but no desire to liveJeremy Laurance: There is nothing odd or bizarre abo...

  • Alexei Sayle: How the lure of celebrity led me to become a fake Korean surveyor
    Saturday, 23 March 2002

    The news media have for days been getting themselves into a froth about the Oscar awards that are being staged tomorrow. Our own version, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) film awards put on a few weeks ago provided a glitter...

  • This Afghan war is young; it may get a lot messier
    Saturday, 23 March 2002

    Internal link Al-Qa'ida biological weapons lab 'found in cave' Recovering drunks are told never to forget the "yet" factor. It is an injunction to resist the smugness induced by meeting somebody worse off. For ...

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