1 MAY 1992, page 41

High Life

Off with your head Taki O h dear. A bad week for The Spectator's Low and High life correspon- dents. First of all Jeff. Getting fired by the Sunday Mirror, an organ once owned......

Francis Bacon

Out of decay, immortality Giles Au ty I was having lunch this Tuesday with a painter friend when news of Francis Bacon's death reached us. Bacon was in his 83rd year and was......

Television

History lessons Martyn Harris T he IV or Institutional Voice is a mode of speech much discussed by lefty linguists, though of course its history is much longer. Its chief......