LET’S hear it then for the Vardanyan Brothers. Most daring sword-balancing act in all of Armenia. So scary, indeed, that Simon Cowell admitted: “I was almost going to say you can’t do this, ’cos in all my years this is the most dangerous act I’ve ever seen on a show.” Almost. Then he remembered he let Ant drive people to the auditions one year. The elephant in the room on the opening night of Britain’s Got Talent, which was indistinguishable from every other year, apart from Amanda Holden, who’s showing the first distressing signs of developing early-onset bingo wings. There are one or two other weird little changes as well, but not among the acts, who included the usual smattering of carefully selected foreign imports, hardy veterans like ventriloquist Jimmy Tamley, who beat Joe Pasquale to win New Faces in 1987, and a few originals of variable taste and quality. Starting point was a bloke in a dress … [Read more...] about Not even Simon Cowell’s teeth could distract from the elephant in the room — Ant & Dec are back on Britain’s Got Talent
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Video Fiona Bruce during filming of the Antiques Roadshow at Cromer. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant When will Cromer Pier be on Antiques Roadshow? A. The episode of BBC1’s popular TV series filmed at Cromer Pier is due to air on Sunday, February 3, at 8pm. This will follow a week’s break from the show to make way for the fourth round FA Cup match between Chelsea and Sheffield Wednesday which took place on January 27.Q. Will there be just one episode featuring the pier?A. The BBC has confirmed there will be a second episode, however, an air date for it has not been set. BBC One isn’t showing the episodes in order, so it could be shown the following Sunday, on February 10, but they may well hold off until later in the year before putting it on.MORE: Test your Antiques Roadshow knowledge ahead of the show coming to Cromer PierQ. What can I expect to see on the Cromer Pier episode of the show? A. Having dusted off much-loved and long-neglected pieces of … [Read more...] about When will Cromer Pier be shown on Antiques Roadshow?
Nostalgia PUBLISHED: 11:00 21 December 2018 Steve Russell Steven Hillyard wanted a boa constrictor for Christmas, so his dad got him Sammy Picture: ARCHANT Archant Can you remember what you were watching on Christmas Day years ago? Remember when we had only three channels? Ken Dodd was a Christmas TV star in 1968 Picture: ARCHANT ARCHIVESteven Russell got a Man from U.N.C.L.E. spy briefcase for Christmas 1968, with fake Luger pistol, plastic grenade and invisible-ink pen. These days, it’s socks. (More PC but less fun.) He looks back at Christmas over half a century: how we lived, what we watched, and moreSteven Hillyard asked for a boa constrictor for Christmas, as you do, and his dad got him one for £7. It was named Sammy. Er…don’t they grow to six feet or so?“He’s not really dangerous,” dad John, a diver (honestly) from Dunlin Road in Ipswich, told us in 1968. “Boa constrictors are not poisonous. … [Read more...] about Flashback: Suffolk Christmases in the past
PUBLISHED: 17:46 05 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:46 05 October 2018 Andrew Clarke Doctor Who. Pictured: (L-R) Bradley Walsh as Graham, Mandip Gill as Yaz, Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor, Tosin Cole as Ryan. Photo: PA Photo/BBC/BBC Studios/Sophie Mutevelian/Henrik Knudsen. Doctor Who returns this weekend and it’s all change. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at what makes this most British of programmes so special Doctor Who. Pictured: (L-R) Tosin Cole as Ryan, Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor, Bradley Walsh as Graham, Mandip Gill as Yaz. Photo: PA Photo/BBC/BBC Studios/Sophie Mutevelian.Doctor Who returns this weekend not only with a new face but a new gender, a new production team and a new time slot.Just as it did in 2005, everyone’s favourite Time Lord is being given a fresh start. The continuity counter has been reset to zero and there’s no better time to become acquainted with television’s time travelling adventurer than … [Read more...] about Jodie Whittaker is The Doctor and she is looking to get us back behind the sofa
News / UK and world by Press Association October 2, 2018, 10:26 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Theresa May sought to play down the significance of Boris Johnson’s arrival at the Conservative conference for an eagerly-anticipated speech which many see as part of an effort to replace her as Tory leader. The former foreign secretary’s flying visit to Birmingham was dominating the Tory gathering, after he publicly branded Mrs May’s Brexit plans “deranged” and then appeared to mock her by being photographed running through a wheatfield. The Prime Minister’s decision to announce her long-awaited immigration policy late in the evening before Mr Johnson’s speech was seen by some as an attempt to steal the media spotlight away from her most high-profile critic. In a round of broadcast interviews ahead of Mr Johnson’s arrival, Mrs May did not mention him by name and sought to divert … [Read more...] about Theresa May seeks to play down significance of Johnson’s arrival at conference