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    1. November 18, 2013

      James Bond spy film franchise returns to ITV after deal with MGM

      James Bond, the UK’s favourite secret agent, is set to return to free-to-air television after ITV struck a deal with MGM to...

    2. June 21, 2013

      Measure for measure

      What Fresh Lunacy Is This? The Authorised Biography of Oliver Reed, by Robert Sellers, Constable, RRP£20, 512 pages Think of...

    1. December 7, 2012

      Hot property: For about $40m

      5800 North Bay Road, Miami Beach, Florida, US, $40m Where In the La Gorce neighbourhood of Miami Beach, 12 miles from Miami...

    2. October 19, 2012

      On the love trampoline

      Country Girl: A Memoir, by Edna O’Brien, Faber, RRP£20, 352 pages Towards the end of Edna O’Brien’s wonderful new memoir,...

    3. October 19, 2012

      Ahhhhh, yet another killer idea…

      On the 50th anniversary of the first Bond film comes a dangerous new fragrance, and with it the opportunity men have...

    4. April 26, 2012

      Great moment is far from Close

      At a certain point in their careers most stars go nuts over a certain part, long-fostering a project as it batters upwind of...

    5. April 12, 2012

      For Sky subscribers’ eyes only

      James Bond, the UK’s favourite secret agent, has switched his allegiance after almost 40 years at ITV and has instead been...

    6. January 27, 2012

      Iconoclastic Hamlet was ‘touched by genius’

      Being described in his twenties as “the greatest actor since Marlon Brando” and “touched by genius” probably did Nicol...

    7. January 21, 2012

      The List: Six classic Bond vehicles

      The National Motor Museum’s Bond in Motion exhibition, which opened this week, showcases the largest number of Bond vehicles...

    8. beyondbrics

      January 10, 2012

      China's Riviera?

      The purchase by China’s state-owned Shandong Heavy Industry Group of Italian luxury yacht builder Ferretti Yachts conjures...

    9. December 22, 2011

      Film releases: December 23

      Just what everyone wants for Christmas: a black-and-white film with no spoken dialogue starring a barely known French actor....

    10. November 18, 2011

      Now son, just one more test to go...

      You can see it in the gaunt faces; the furtive looks; the sudden reluctance of friends to speak openly; once-chatty mums...

    11. FT Alphaville

      June 21, 2011

      Further further reading

      For the commute home, - The economics of elite football clubs. - That fake Sean Connery letter to Steve Jobs. - The who,...

    12. June 3, 2011

      Playboy: back to the future

      In the 1960s and 70s, the London Playboy club was the hottest place in town. Sean Connery, Muhammad Ali, and Sammy Davis Jr...

    13. May 30, 2011

      Cole in a long line of stateside failures

      Cheryl Cole is hardly the first Briton whose ambitions to conquer the US market have come unstuck. From George III to Take...

    14. December 17, 2010

      ‘It attracts a savvier crowd’

      In Christie’s South Kensington site, Rachel Reilley is standing on tiptoe, holding up a huge poster, just under 2.5m high...

    15. August 7, 2010

      Hot property: Golf

      For golf-lovers, there is only one ultimate retirement dream: the house overlooking a Championship golf course. This is the...

    16. June 25, 2010

      Edinburgh Film Festival

      Sylvain Chomet’s ‘The Illusionist’: a ‘visually enchanting ode to Scotland’ The 64th Edinburgh International Film Festival...

    17. February 25, 2010

      Show hedge funds a little love to keep them in Britain

      Hedge fund managers have been listening to politicians and they are voting with their feet. Over the past three years, more...

    18. February 24, 2010

      Show hedge funds a little love

      Hedge fund managers have been listening to politicians, and they are voting with their feet. Over the past three years, more...

    19. January 9, 2010

      The Scottish play

      With Enron transferring to the West End next week, the Power of Yes going from strength to strength at the National and the...

    20. April 4, 2009

      Playing Fred

      Enron, a play about the collapse of the energy group, hits the Royal Court Theatre in September, but if a film of Royal...

    21. November 8, 2008

      Critique leaves show unshaken

      From Melvyn Bragg. Sir, With reference to John Lloyd’s television column “Goggling and giggling: not the Bond way” (October...

    22. October 25, 2008

      Goggling and giggling: not the Bond way

      This week past, I heard a talk by a former high security official, who cannot be identified. One of the audience, warning...

    23. October 24, 2008

      The name’s Ford, Tom Ford

      He might cheat death, know more babes than Dr Spock, and use fantastically ingenious gadgets to defeat evil geniuses bent on...

    24. September 20, 2008

      Blades Of Glory - The MT-03 two-seater gyroplane

      The setting sun was starting to give the Hampshire fields below me a golden glow. Above my head, through a big rotor...

    25. July 19, 2008

      TV films

      On Saturday, there's something playful and experimental about the scheduling of 2001 (More4 1.10pm), the time slot seeming...

    26. June 21, 2008

      TV films

      In Saturday's Broken Flowers (BBC2 9.30pm), his most accessible effort to date, Jim Jarmusch finds his perfect leading...

    27. May 17, 2008

      TV films

      Critic-turned-director Peter Bogdanovich was at his early-1970s peak when he created the riotously entertaining What's Up...

    28. May 3, 2008

      Where to buy real hairpieces

      American Dream There are 87 shades of real hairpieces in stock at this west London shop so it is easy to find the perfect...

    29. April 26, 2008

      Odds & bods - Previous lives

      We've all done jobs we hate. But one day, when our talents have been recognised, biographies will record that here was...

    30. March 15, 2008

      FILM - Karl French

      A weekend of cinematic double-acts opens with the chilling, homo-erotic thriller Strangers on a Train (BBC2 Saturday...

    31. December 15, 2007

      My other car's a submarine: Bond's best

      James Bond is a promiscuous cove - in his choice of wheels as well as women. Over the years his eyes have roved a lot...

    32. November 10, 2007

      Glasgow beats Nigeria to host 2014 games

      Glasgow became the latest UK city to be chosen to host a big international sporting event after beating the Nigerian...

    33. November 9, 2007

      Glasgow beats Nigeria to host games

      Glasgow became the latest UK city to be chosen to host a big international sporting event after beating the Nigerian capital...

    34. November 3, 2007

      Ranulph Fiennes

      Ranulph Fiennes: Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know By Ranulph FiennesHodder & Stoughton £20, 416 pages FT bookshop price: £16...

    35. November 2, 2007

      Ye ken noo

      Now that the idea of an English parliament is up and running again, giving hope to all those who dream of a break-up of the...

    36. September 10, 2007

      East End boy has hit the heights

      Joseph Lewis still retains a Cockney twang. But now aged 70 and with homes across the globe, the world inhabited by the...

    37. August 18, 2007

      A sight for plesiosaur eyes

      Sexier than the young Sean Connery, more cunning than Gordon Brown, lonelier than a piper’s lament, more mysterious than a...

    38. May 16, 2007

      Observer: Trump in rough

      Plans by Donald Trump, the US property developer, to create a world-class golf resort on seaside links in north-east...

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