11 DECEMBER 1993, page 30

City And Suburban

Another great British idea so much envied that nobody bothers to copy it CHRISTOPHER FILDES T he world must be an envious place if British television is the envy of the world. I......

Choice On The Box

LEFT TO themselves, our broadcasters and their regulators would have spent 60 years getting as far as a choice of four tele- vision channels. (In New York, you get a choice of......

Leon Rampant

MICKEY CANTOR and Sir Leon Brittan, face to face in the Gatt negotiations, have given a new term to the negotiator's art: a Lithuanian stand off. If at long last they have......

Bashful Virgin

THE PRINCESS of Wales's withdrawal from the limelight got off to a good start this week, when she named a Virgin aero- plane for Richard Branson. He arranged for her to have her......

The Milking Herds

CLEARING ITS throat on a raw Decem- ber day, the Securities and Investments Board prepared to tell us what it would do for the latest victims of financial advice milked on their......