Sir Charles Mackerras is not, as we described him in a review, page 36, September 4, "well into his 80s". He is hardly in them at all. He was 80 in November last year.
In Racism is an everyday reality etc, page 24, G2, September 4, we said that the main character in the television series Life on Mars is "a 1970s cop thrown into the modern world". It is the other way round: he is a modern cop thrown into a 1970s world.
A correction, page 34, September 2, correcting the spelling of canvas, in a report about Munch's painting The Scream, was, it turns out, academic. The painting is on cardboard.
In an article headed Britain's new foodie paradise (G2 page 20, September 1), we implied that the restaurant critic Jay Rayner believed the article's hypothesis: that Marlow is becoming the country's new gastronomic hot-spot, ahead of Ludlow. Though Rayner did say the town was "shaping up nicely" as quoted in the piece, when asked whether he thought Marlow was the new Ludlow, his initial answer was "How about 'no'." This quote was not used in the finished piece. Apologies.
Monday, September 11, 2006
Some recent highlights from The Guardian's clarifications and corrections columns: