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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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