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By Sandra Piddock It’s all systems go for independently produced spy thriller The Cucaracha Club, now that the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) has awarded it a 12A certificate. That means the film can now be distributed on general release in cinemas, so the production company can recoup some of the production costs and, more importantly, build the budget for 'The Cucaracha Club 2: The Route of All Evil', which is already written and ready to go into production in the autumn of 2017. The fact that a film has a certificate is not necessarily newsworthy – all films need one, if they are to be shown in cinemas or released on DVD. However, The Cucaracha Club is remarkable on many levels. It’s the first Independent International, English Language, feature film, ever to be made in and around Torrevieja, on Spain’s Costa Blanca; it’s the first film that writer and actor Billie Anthony Gaddess has ever written and produced – along with Philip Routledge: and it’s also a first for director Rai Woods. Despite working for ITN and Ulster Television and working with renowned directors such as John Schlesinger and Clive Donner, Rai has never before directed a full length feature film. He
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Reading through all this, it’s difficult to understand how the film ever made it to the certification stage in the first place – a sentiment echoed by The Cucaracha Club’s star Tom Watt, best known as genial barman Lofty Holloway from Eastenders. In an exclusive interview about the making of the film, Tom said: ‘It’s amazing that this film ever got made, and it’s a tribute to the enthusiasm and collective talents of everyone involved that it’s now ready for distribution. Together, we all achieved so much more than any of us could have accomplished individually.’ That’s praise indeed from an actor, writer and producer of Tom’s calibre, and the finished product is well worth watching. The acting is good, the locations are great, and the cinematography is up there with the
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didn’t really want to direct this one, but when the original production team pulled out with just five weeks to go before filming was scheduled to start, there wasn’t any other option. Clive Gray set up Siesta Productions Limited to get the film off the ground and in the can. He was also recruited along with Billie as an executive producer – even though neither of them had ever stood behind a camera in earnest. Being actors, they were more used to being in front of it, so they had to learn from Rai – who could call on almost 50 years of broadcasting experience – as they went along.
best of them. There are fast cars, even faster women, and jet skis and a submarine – all achieved on a budget of just €23,000. Going all the way back to such famous films as MASH in 1970 and Mad Max in 1979, The Cucaracha Club is one of the few low budget films to have music specially written for it. Songwriter Peter Taylor from Los Montesinos wrote three songs, which are performed by
Chloe Leigh, Stevie Spit and Verity Jo Spencer Hall. MASH brought fame to Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould, and it was also full of mainly unheard-of actors, so maybe film history could repeat itself here. Now The Cucaracha Club has the coveted BBFC certificate, Siesta Productions are keen to get the film out to audiences all over Europe. The world premiere was in Torrevieja in March 2016, and fittingly, its first public showing is also scheduled to take place in Torrevieja, in February 2017. Look out for The Cucaracha Club at a cinema near you; sometime soon.
‘Carols at Christmas’ at TCF
On Wednesday 14th December, the audience at TCF was treated to a great evening of entertainment.
The music was provided by the brilliant musician, Clyde Sandry; who produced some amazing arrangements for the Christmas Carols; as well as playing a jazzed-up version of ‘We Three Kings’ during a musical interlude. The hilarious ‘News-Watch Special’ sketch (written by Pastor Roy Davies) was performed – in costume – by
Jim and Jean Speakman; with a ‘voice-over’ provided by Bill Connerty. Sra Manoli Flores – president of AECC (Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer), was present to receive the 700€ raised from the collection taken during the event.
Along with the various video clips shown, and some final thoughts from Pastor Peter Hall (Pilar de la Horadada); the event was a wonderful way to celebrate the real ‘Reason for the Season’.
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Barceló Welcome The Pink Ladies Last Wednesday, December 21st, Barceló Real Estateheld an Open Day to welcome in Christmas at their sales office, located at Avenida Las Naciones in Ciudad Quesada. Attending the event were a number of clients of different nationalities, all of whom were interested in the products on offer of both new and resale properties throughout the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida plus all the services they offer. During their Open Day they also donated a cheque to the Pink Ladies Breast Cancer Charity. Barcelo Real Estate would like to say a word of thanks to all their clients for your support and confidence and to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Christmas Lottery Rains Millions in San Pedro del Pinatar
An Evening With Andrew Lloyd Webber By Nigel Hopkins After such a successful musical year it's time to turn your attention to one of the musical highlights of 2017 ... which takes place on Saturday 28th January in the Orihuela Costa Resort at La Zenia. The twice-yearly concerts mounted by Melody Makers International have provided the area with high quality performances for seven years running now, and these have enabled us to raise many thousands of euros for charities locally whilst giving great satisfaction to the music-going public.
Hall and Rebecca Holt, as well as the songs he wrote for both the Barcelona Olympics and Eurovision Song Contest.
Our next major production (28th January) is An Evening With Andrew Lloyd Webber. This means you will hear many fabulous songs from such musicals as Phantom of the Opera, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Aspects of Love, Cats, Starlight Express, Sunset Boulevard, Whistle Down the Wind, Jeeves and Song and Dance. You will also hear the famous Pie Jesu from his Requiem, sung by two of the leading singers on the whole Costa, Verity
May we suggest that a Christmas present for those who have everything or for those whom you find difficulty in buying for ... could be a pair of tickets to finest concert on the Costa? There are, as usual, two performances on the day - at 2pm and 8pm - so you have a choice of how to spend the rest of your day around these times. May we thank you very much for your continued patronage, and wish you all the warmest of Seasons' Greetings and a Happy New Musical Year.
All in all this will be a veritable feast of choral and solo music, accompanied by a professional band from the UK, and all conducted and directed by Nigel Hopkins. Tickets are Now Available from La Ponderosa Gift Shop on La Zenia island ... also at the Card Place at both Punta Prima and Benimar. Melody Makers International are proud to announce that these concerts will support the local charity, Reach Out.
Last weekends torrential rain turned to the more profitable onid on Thursday as residents of San Pedro del Pinatar image became known as a municipality "touched" by luck, just fifteen minutes after the start of the Spanish Christmas Lottery drawing. At 9.15am, the mony started to fall on the town as children from the Nazareth Blanco and Joshua Guamán sang the number 59,444, a fourth prize of 200,000€, worth 20,000€ for each ticket held. An hour later, San Pedro del Pinatar was in the money again with a fifth
prize. The two singers of the numbers, Lorena and Nicol, sang the number 22,259, worth 6,000€ to each ticket holder. At that time, the inhabitants of San Pedro were still celebrating the fourth prize and many of those already in the streets could not believe their luck as the fifth prize was announced, worth around 1.5€ million. The winning tickets were sold in the lottery 'The Perolo'. "After last week's storms, the rain of money is a breath of fresh air and joy," said Miguel Angel Zapata, the manager of the establishment, which celebrates its first year of life. In total, they sold 14,000 numbers.
Association of Retired Police Officers (ARPO) Costa Blanca South The Torrevieja Branch was founded under the name of NARPO by a small group of retired Police Officers and their wives to maintain contact with other retired police officers who had settled in and around the Torrevieja area on the Costa Blanca. Since that time, membership has flourished as many more ex-police officers moved to the Spanish sunshine. In April 2005 it was decided to rename the group ARPO thus
removing any confusion that we were an official branch of the UK NARPO organisation. The Torrevieja Branch of ARPO meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at SACKO’s Bar, El Limonar (near La Siesta roundabout), Torrevieja at 10.30am. There are not any meetings in July or August. More information and the location and directions are given in the link to our website www.arpo.org.uk. Email: email@example.com.
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Sean Connery’s Bond with Andalucia
Part I By Bob Yareham Following the publication of an article about the film Robin and Marian, which was made in Spain, it might be worthwhile recalling that Sean Connery has in fact made quite a few films in this country, and especially in Andalucia.
Connery’s love affair with Spain began long before he became James Bond, or anyone else we’ve heard of. Action of the Tiger (1957) was shot during the autumn and winter of 1956 and the spring of 1957 in Guadix, Granada. Guadix, being a flexible kind of place, was Albania this time, in this story about a mercenary rescuing the imprisoned brother of the inevitably attractive girl. Various locations in and around the Sierra Nevada mountain range were used, such as Almuñécar (Punta de la Mona), and the Cuevas (caves) of Guadix, and possibly also Purullena, 6 kilometres from Guadix, an area of many caves, The most recognisable landmark was the castle of La Calahorra, perched baronially on its barren hill, seeming to beckon film-makers, and succeeding over the decades. Sean This story of smugglers and political prisoners didn’t exactly promise a brilliant future for our Sean, who plays a feisty sailor called Mike, although he probably had his eye on some of the local golf courses, where he would later spend quite a lot of his spare time between shooting films and villains. Five years later Connery would work again with the film’s director, Terence Young, this time as Bond, James Bond in Doctor No. For Woman of Straw (1964) Connery worked his way into the Bond tuxedo in this minor film directed by Basil Dearden and starring Gina Lollobrigida, Laurence Harvey and Ralph Richardson, all about whether an old fool (not Connery) and his money are easily separated. The Mallorca location of Artá in the municipality of Capdepera, Cap Vermell, was mainly used. Artá is famous all over the world for its
stunning caves. The headland of Formentor was the scenario of the water skiing scenes. Even in the 60s its cove was known as the ‘English Beach’ because of the large number of tourists and foreign residents there. It would be the only film Connery, who plays the scheming nephew of the rich old fool, made in Spain without treading the soil of Andalucia. With The Hill (1964) Connery opted for a bit of realism and a moustache after so much Bonding, and between shooting Goldfinger and Thunderball, was to be found around Cabo de Gata, Tabernas and Gérgal for five months, shaking but not stirring some authentic Almerian sand from his boots. The film’s main action takes place in a punishment camp, which was built at Dunas de las Amoladeras, near ‘Cortijo Hoya Altica’ and the road that led Connery and fellow prisoners there was located in the Rambla de Tabernas. The ‘hill’ is a punishment hill, constructed using 10,000 feet of tubular steel and over 60 tons of stone and timber. The heat during filming was unbearable despite the 2,000 gallons of pure water that were shipped in for the crew and almost everyone
suffered from dysentery and similar pleasantries. Ian Bannen, the sadist NCO described the desert, water and food as “ghastly”, smelling permanently of fish. Potential tourists will be pleased to know that the area no longer stinks of fish and has some very pleasant hotels (as long as you pay your bill and don’t complain too much).
In You Only Live Twice (1967) the Little Nellie helicopter chase was originally filmed in Japan at Ebino, although it’s mixed in with a plane crash that was filmed in Scotland (perhaps Connery needed to get home to vote for the Scottish Nationalist Party). Unfortunately, during the filming, aerial photographer Johnny Jordon lost a leg to a helicopter rotor. The Japanese authorities wouldn’t allow explosions to be used in the area, which is a natural park, and so the scenes with the helicopter dogfight were completed in the skies above Torremolinos because the scenery appeared to be similar to the producers, although the ground is noticeably more arid when you’re aware of the swap. The film begins in Gibraltar, which is supposed to be Hong Kong, where Bond’s death is faked almost as well as Hong Kong is by not panning too far around to see the recognisable Rock. In a later Bond film, The Living Daylights, Gibraltar would play itself, although Connery would no longer play Bond. Whether Hong Kong or Gibraltar, I don’t think the local authorities would have taken too kindly to somebody being buried at
sea in the middle of the harbour. But then Bond is different, and 007 is always given a decent opportunity to escape capture and death by his enemies, who abandon him in an unpiloted plane in this instalment instead of simply shooting him when he is totally within their power. Shalako (1968) is a film that shows the vast emptiness of the desert of Almeria, even though in the opening scenes, the snow-capped mountains of the verdant Sierra Nevada in Granada can be glimpsed in the background. Another western off the spaghetti conveyor belt filmed around Tabernas in Almeria, the only novelty being that Sean Connery is a cowboy, and is accompanied by Brigette Bardot, whose make up is denser than your average Indian’s war paint. Around the Ramblas de Tabernas they filmed the scenes with the stagecoach full of disloyal guides being attacked and killed by
Indians. In the Rambla de Lanujar they filmed the scene where Shalako, (Moses Zebulon 'Shalako' Carlin to give him his full name) is hiding from the Indians. At Las Salinas he sleeps his siesta, and the hunting party’s camp site is at the beach of Monsul, although no sign of the sea is to be seen. The camp site, situated in a ruined farm building, is in fact the only construction in the whole film, which probably made available a larger budget for all the bullets fired inaccurately at the Indians, who once again are the victims of treatybreaking, fork-tongued white men, but still manage to be the baddies. Eric Sykes adds a surreal touch to the cast as the butler serving formal dinners to the hunting party of toffs in the middle of the wilderness, so sparse that it is a wonder it can feed so many people. By this time Connery was a regular in Almeria’s Hotel Aguadulce, where many international film stars have stayed.
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 2016 - Science fiction film/Action - 2h 13m In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Release date: December 15, 2016 (Spain) Director: Gareth Edwards Budget: $200 million USD Showtimes: Sala 4: Cines IMF: Monday to Thursday 18.00 / Friday to Sunday 18.00 Admission 7:00€. Admit One Club Members 5.00€ Monday to Thursday. 5.00€ Monday and Wednesdays. Discounts for Carnet Joven, those over 65 and Carnet Universitario (except fiestas): 5.00€
Food & Drink
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Gordon Ramsay's roast turkey with lemon, parsley and garlic meat is evenly covered. Finally, insert the rest of the bay leaves under the skin of the breasts.
Serves 8-10 Prep time: 30 mins Cooking time: 2 hrs 30 mins (calculating at 30 minutes per kg) Total time: 3 hrs Skill level: Bit of effort Costs: Mid-price Gordon Ramsay's roast turkey recipe is a Christmas favourite. This delicious, easy to make turkey is flavoured with lemon, parsley and garlic. Gordon says: 'This is my favourite way to roast turkey – with a savoury butter under the skin to keep the breast meat moist and flavourful. To ensure both the turkey and pork stuffing are cooked properly, I bake the stuffing separately. Another of my secrets is to rest the turkey for a couple of hours or more. As it relaxes, the juices are re-absorbed, making the meat succulent, tender and easier to carve. It may seem like a long time, but the texture will be improved the longer you leave the turkey to rest. Piping hot gravy will restore the heat.' This recipe takes 3hrs to prepare and cook and serves between 8-10 people. Any leftovers would make a delicious curry the next day! Ingredients 1 free-range turkey, about 5–5.5kg sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 onions, peeled and halved 1 lemon, halved 1 head of garlic, halved horizontally 6 bay leaves olive oil, to drizzle 8 rashers of smoked streaky bacon Lemon, parsley and garlic butter: 375g butter, at room temperature 1 tbsp olive oil
Place the bird in a large roasting tray, breast side up. Spread the rest of the butter all over the skin. Season well with salt and pepper, then drizzle with a little olive oil. (If preparing a day ahead, cover the turkey with foil and refrigerate at this stage.) finely grated zest and juice of 2 small lemons 3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed small bunch of flat leaf parsley, leaves only, chopped Give this turkey a seasonal twist by swapping the lemon for orange instead. It'll give your turkey a new lease of life. Method Preheat the oven to 220°C/Gas 7. Meanwhile, prepare the herb butter. Put the butter into a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add the olive oil and mix well. Add the lemon zest and juice, crushed garlic and chopped parsley. Mix well to combine. Remove the giblets from the turkey cavity. Season the cavity well with salt and pepper, then stuff with the onions, lemon, garlic halves and 2 bay leaves. With your hands, loosen the skin on the breast from both ends of the bird so that you will be able to stuff the flavoured butter underneath it, making sure you keep the skin intact. Repeat with the skin on the legs – from the lower side of the breast feel your way under the skin and out towards the leg, loosening the gap. Stuff half the butter mix into the opened spaces under the skin. From the outside of the skin, gently massage the butter around the breasts so that the
Roast the turkey in the hot oven for 10–15 minutes. Take the tray out of the oven, baste the bird with the pan juices and lay the bacon rashers over the breast to keep it moist. Baste again. Lower the setting to 180°C/Gas 4 and cook for about 2½ hours (calculating at 30 minutes per kg), basting occasionally. To test whether your turkey is cooked, insert a skewer into the thickest part of the leg and check that the juices are running clear, rather than pink. As oven temperatures and turkey shapes and sizes vary, it is crucial to check your turkey about 30 minutes before the calculated roasting time. If the juices are pink, roast for another 15 minutes and check again. Repeat as necessary until the turkey is cooked. Transfer the turkey to a warmed platter and remove the parson’s nose, wings and tips of the drumsticks; reserve these for the gravy. Leave the turkey to rest in a warm place for at least 45 minutes; make the gravy in the meantime. Remove the bay leaves from under the skin before carving. Serve the turkey with the piping hot gravy, stuffing and accompaniments. Extracted from ‘Christmas with Gordon’ by Gordon Ramsay, published by Quadrille (£15, hardback), only available at Tesco. Photography © Chris Terry
Mint chocolate Swiss roll Serves: 4 Prep time: 40 mins Cooking time: 10 mins Total time: 50 mins Skill level: Bit of effort Costs: Cheap as chips Our easy chocolate Swiss roll recipe is a classic! A Swiss roll is a very impressive cake and looks quite difficult to make which is why people often shy away from baking them. A homemade Swiss roll is so much nicer than shop bought and they are much easier to make than you might think. This chocolate Swiss roll has an unusual mint buttercream filling which is full of flavour. The mint and chocolate work extremely well together. This cake could be served as a delicious dessert recipe topped with lashings of cream. This recipes takes 50 mins to make and bake and serves 4 people. This chocolate Swiss roll recipe is perfect if you want to bake something a little different, it's great for sharing with a cuppa or can be smothered in custard or served with ice cream for dessert. Ingredients For the sponge: 3 large eggs 100g caster sugar plus a little extra for sprinkling
75g plain flour 25g cocoa powder 15ml hot water For the filling: 75g butter or margarine, softened 175g icing sugar A little milk Add chopped fresh mint to whipped double cream or half whipped cream and natural yoghurt for a less sweet alternative. Method Preheat oven to 220?C/425?F/Fan 200?C/Gas Mark 7. Line a 33.6cm x 22.5cm Swiss roll tin. Put the eggs and the 100g of sugar into a bowl and whisk until very light and creamy. The mixture should be stiff enough to retain the impression of the whisk for a few seconds. Sift together the flour and cocoa powder. Gently fold half the flour into the whisked
mixture using a metal spoon. Fold in the remaining flour, making sure it has all been incorporated and there are no lumps. Stir in the hot water. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin, smoothing it over evenly and gently. Bake in the oven for 7 – 9 minutes until well risen, golden brown and spongy. Meanwhile, have ready a sheet of greaseproof or baking parchment and sprinkle on some caster sugar. To make the sponge pliable you can place the paper over a damp tea towel. Turn out the cake quickly onto the paper and trim away the edges. Place a second sheet of paper on top of the sponge and roll it up loosely using the sugared paper underneath as a guide. Leave to cool completely on a cooling rack, covered in the paper. To make the filling: Put the butter or margarine into a bowl, sift the icing sugar and add it gradually with a little milk creaming everything together well until very smooth. When the sponge is completely cold gently unroll it and remove the paper. Carefully spread the sponge with the cream filling, then re-roll.
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The Nook's SkyDivers Raise 4,339€ The Nook held their Christmas Party coupled with a money counting night last weekend. After all the money was counted, the owners said: “Fantastic night; great entertainment and the best customers we could wish for. Most of you will know we also announced the total raised for the Skydive charity challenge. It was 4,339€ Thanks to everyone who donated, you are the best.”
Zsa Zsa Gabor: The Celebrity Who Epitomized Being a Celebrity By Keith Nicol
actresses and socialites. Following studies at a Swiss boardingschool, Gabor won the Miss Hungary beauty contest in 1936. Her initial fame came from her work as an actress, and grew from her public appearances in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1958, she took home a Golden Globes, USA Special Award for being the Most Glamorous Actress and in 1960, she received her Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
“I call everyone 'Darling' because I can't remember their names.” Zsa Zsa Gabor Zsa zsa Gábor passed away on December 18 at the age of 99. However she was possibly well past that century mark as in her day, many celebrities always knocked a year or three off their published ages. A former Miss Hungary, the aspiring starlet made her way to the USA, appeared ina number of low budget films and was the glamour girl of her day. She became famous for being a celebrity, which in today's age of Reality TV, showed just how far she was ahead of her time. However, unlike the majority of today's 'B' and 'C' Grade celebrities, she did have talent as an actress and appeared in more than 40 films and television shows, plus was a regular on US Television as a talk show celebrity and quiz contestant. A few of her films include: Lovely to Look At (1952), We're Not Married (1952),
Moulin Rouge (1952), The Story of Three Loves (1953): 3 Ring Circus (1954), Drop Dead Darling (1966), Every Girl Should Have One (1978): The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991; cameo). Zsa Zsa Gabor was born as Sári Gábor in Budapest. Her sisters, Magda and Eva, also became
She is also known for her love life, being married 9 times. Many of her famous quotes are about this aspect of her life : "I know nothing about sex because I was always married": "Husbands are like fires - they go out when unattended": "I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back": "Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do": "How many husbands have I had? You mean apart from my own?"
Say yes to 'ho-ho-ho' and no to holiday allergies with food allergies, be sure to prepare some allergen-free dishes and clearly label those that have common trigger ingredients like shellfish, tree nuts and peanuts.
(BPT) - Shouldn't this be the season for walks in the snow, or along the beach, gift-shopping, family gatherings, ho-ho-ho and mistletoe? So why are you still sneezing? Granted, certain times of year are more allergen-filled than others, but the truth is, allergy symptoms can hit you in any season - even the holiday season! What's more, the holidays bring unique triggers such as mould from evergreens inside your home, dust from long-stored decorations and food allergens in holiday foods. "When you top off holiday allergens with the hectic pace and stress this time of year can bring, you have a recipe for a very sneeze-filled season," says Dr. Stephen Tilles, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). "No one wants to be a Scrooge during the holidays. With some planning and precautions, it's possible to reduce your exposure to allergens and have a more pleasant season." The ACAAI offers these tips to help navigate the many seasonal triggers you may face during the holidays: Dodging decoration disaster Decorations are meant to make the holiday season bright, but holiday
adornments can harbour allergens. Mould from Christmas trees can trigger sneezing and wheezing. Aromas from scented candles can cause congestion and affect breathing. Decorations stored in attics or garages from year to year can be a home for sneeze-inducing dust mites. Artificial trees, wreaths and garlands can be an alternative to live decorations that host mold. Remove dusty decorations from storage and clean them outside before bringing them indoors. At the end of the season, store them in sealed containers to keep out dust. Avoid using artificial scents like candles and room sprays that can trigger symptoms for people with allergies
and asthma. Instead, fill your home with natural aromas by baking holiday goodies or setting out a dish of unwrapped peppermints. Safer holiday feasting Seasonal foods are as much a part of the holiday season as tinsel and twinkling lights. However, dining as a guest in someone's home can be a problem for people with food allergies. If you have food allergies, alert your host ahead of time. Offer to bring a dish or two that you know will be safe for you to eat. Carefully read labels on prepared foods to ensure they haven't been made with trigger ingredients or in a facility where they might have come in contact with allergens. If you're hosting someone
Avoid travel trip ups Whether you're visiting distant relatives or sharing a holiday meal with nearby neighbours, traveling during the holidays can mean exposure to allergens. Your neighbour's beloved dog or cat may trigger pet allergies, no matter how well she cleans the house. The sheets on your hotel room bed may be washed in a detergent that causes itching, and the pillows may expose you to dust mites. Be sure to pack your allergy medication before traveling. If you're hosting, check with guests before they arrive to see what their allergy triggers are and get their guidance on what you can do to mitigate their exposure to allergens in your home. Finally, don't forget that it's also flu season and flu can trigger or make existing allergy and asthma worse. Get a flu shot, and be sure to wash your hands regularly throughout the holidays. If you do experience an allergy or asthma attack, see your board-certified allergist. You can get more information about allergies and asthma, from your doctor.
Pride And Prejudice
By Ray Kearney When we hear about famine, a drought in Africa probably springs to mind. We think of all the crops failing, animals dying and the population becoming weak and sick for the lack of food and water. Our mind’s eye sees crying black babies in their starving mother’s arms. We are confident that many charities and sympathetic governments will step in to feed these victims of famine. Most of us contribute in one way or another to alleviate the suffering of thousands of starving people. We see and hear appeals on the TV for help from aid agencies and also from the governments of those starving peoples, if they cannot resolve their problems alone.
Most will not be aware that in the late 1840s Ireland’s population of nearly 9,000,000 people was halved. An estimated 2,000,000 people emigrated. Reportedly 1,000,000 died from starvation but the real figure probably exceeds 2,000,000 men, women and children. In Ireland, unlike an African drought scenario all the crops did not fail, only the potato crop failed,for five consecutive years, the grain or other vegetable crops did not fail. The starving families did not have anything to sell and were unable to pay rent to the wealthy British landlords, who, in the course of the famine evicted over 500,000 poor farmers from their meagre
homes, which were usually then demolished. Young fathers who stole grain from the fields to feed their starving babies were sent in prison ships to Australia, often never to see their families again. The British government of the day, led by Lord John Russell could have saved millions of lives, but instead of sending food to Ireland to help alleviate the suffering, they actually EXPORTED food out of Ireland. They did nothing to halt wealthy landlords from evicting starving tenants. Then they introduced a type of hard slave labour for a meagre reward on a famine fatigued people. Hundreds of thousands died in ditches and in fields while lifting boulders and rocks to build walls in the west of Ireland. This unprecedented cruelty was nothing short of torture, perpetrated by the then British government on the Irish nation.
The British government of the time was strongly influenced by Sir Charles Trevelyan, the senior civil servant responsible for the administration of relief. He believed that: “the famine was a gift from God”. Trevelyan wrote; "the judgment of God sent the
calamity to teach the Irish a lesson" and “a direct stroke of an all-wise and all-merciful Providence”, not a humanitarian disaster of unprecedented proportions. He often referred to the poverty stricken Irish as a “social evil", people who were; “defective, violent, lazy, filthy and too reliant on the kindness of their betters”. This superior attitude of the 'educated elite' was more responsible for the deaths or displacement of those 4,000,000 Irish people than the potato crop failure was. Within 50 years this same attitude led to the deaths by starvation of an estimate 20 million people in two separate decades in India. The real problem is pride and the superior attitude that pride creates. When one group of people believe that they are better than another group, the natural consequence is racism, class distinction, exploitation, feuds, wars, ethnic cleansing and famine. Some examples include the slavery, apartheid, the Nazi treatment of the Jews, the Spanish Inquisition and people trafficking. We are all human beings, of equal worth. We do not need to agree with our neighbour’s beliefs, culture, customs or traditions but we do need to respect them as we respect ourselves and acknowledge all people as equal in the human family.
December 24th: On this day
1924, Born on this day, Lee Dorsey, US singer, (1966 US & UK No.8 single 'Working In The Coalmine'). 1945, Born on this day, Lemmy, Hawkwind, (1972 UK No.3 single 'Silver Machine'), Motorhead, (1980 UK No.15 single 'Ace Of Spades'). He died on 28 December 2015 following a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. 1946, Born on this day, Jan Akkerman, guitar, Focus, (1973 UK No.4 single 'Sylvia', 1973 US No. 9 single 'Hocus Pocus'). 1965, The Beatles had the No.1 album in the US for the third Christmas in a row. Rubber Soul was at the top of the LP chart, following Beatles For Sale in 1964 and With The Beatles in 1963. The Fab Four would repeat this feat again in 1968
with The Beatles (The White Album) and again in 1969, with Abbey Road. 1967, The Bee Gees performed their Christmas special 'live' from Liverpool Cathedral, England which was broadcast on UK TV. 1971, Slade appeared at London's Marquee Club for a Christmas Eve party night. 1971, Born on this day, Ricky Martin, singer, (1999, US & UK No.1 single 'Livin' La Vida Loca'. Recorded the world's biggest selling football song 'The Cup Of Life'). 1972, David Bowie appeared at the Rainbow Theatre, London, England giving a special Christmas Eve concert. 1976, The Eagles sixth album, Hotel California spent the first of eight non-consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard chart. The band's first LP with Joe Walsh and last with bassist Randy Meisner which has now sold over 16 million copies. 1977, The Bee Gees started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'How Deep Is Your Love', the group's 4th US No.1. It stayed in the top 10 for 17 weeks giving it the longest chart run in history, a No.3 in the UK. 1977, The Sex Pistols played their last ever UK gig, (until 1996), before splitting, at Ivanhoes in
Huddersfield. It was a charity performance before an audience of mainly children. 1988, Nirvana started recording their first album 'Bleach' using a $600 loan from an old school friend.
1991, Born on this day, Louis Tomlinson from English-Irish pop boy band One Direction who formed after finishing third in the seventh series of The X Factor in 2010. Scored the 2011 UK No.1 single 'What Makes You Beautiful' and the 2013 No.1 'One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)'. 2005, Rapper Foxy Brown was handcuffed and threatened with jail after she stuck her tongue out at a New York judge who asked her to stop chewing gum. Judge Melissa Jackson told the singer, she had
showed disrespect to the court. Brown was in court on charges of assaulting two nail salon workers during a row over payment. 2005, Winner of the second series of the X-Factor TV show, Shayne Ward was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘That’s My Goal’ the second biggest selling single of 2005.
2012, American musician Ray Collins died aged 76. Collins was the lead vocalist on early Mothers of Invention albums, including Freak Out!, Absolutely Free, and Cruising with Ruben & the Jets and continued to contribute to other Frank Zappa projects through the mid-1970s. 2015, William Guest of Gladys Knight And The Pips died of heart failure at the age of 74. His background vocals can be heard on all of the group's hits, including 'Midnight Train To Georgia', 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' and the Grammy winning 'Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say
This Day In Music: December 25th 1937, Born on this day, O'Kelly Isley, The Isley Brothers, (1968 UK No.3 single 'This Old Heart Of Mine'). Died on 31st March 1986. 1943, Born on this day, Trevor Lucas, Fairport Convention, UK folk group, (1969 UK No.21 single 'Si Tu Dois Partie'). Also worked with Al Stewart and The Strawbs. Lucas died 4th February 1989. 1944, Born on this day, Kenny Everett, UK radio and TV presenter, (1983 UK No.9 single 'Snot Rap'). Died 4th April 1995.
1958, Born on this day, Alannah Myles, Canadian singer, 1990 US No.1 and UK No.2 single 'Black Velvet.' 1958, The first day of a 10 day residency in Alan Freeds Christmas rock n' roll spectacular in New York took place with Chuck Berry, Frankie Avalon, Dion, Jackie Wilson, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley and The Everly Brothers. 1964, Beatles fans attacked George Harrison's girlfriend Patti Boyd as they arrived at London's
release on her new label Neighbourhood Records. 1971, Born on this day, Dido, singer, songwriter, (2001 UK No.1 & US No.4 album 'No Angel', 2001 UK No.4 single 'Here With Me'). 1976, American MOR singer Johnny Mathis was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'When A Child Is Born', the singers only UK No.1 and the Christmas hit of 1976. 1981, Michael Jackson phoned Paul McCartney and suggested they write and record together, the
1946, Born on this day, Jimmy Buffett, American singer songwriter, (1977 US No.8 single 'Margaritaville', 2004 US No.1 album 'License to Chill'). 1948, Born on this day, Country singer Barbara Mandrell, named Country Music Association entertainer of the year in 1979, 1980 & 1981, (1977 US No.1 Country single 'Sleeping Single In A Double Bed'). 1954, Born on this day, Annie Lennox, singer, The Tourists, (1979 UK No.4 single 'I Only Want To Be With You'). Eurythmics, (1983 US No.1 single 'Sweet Dreams', 1985 UK No.1 single 'There Must Be An Angel'). Solo, (1995 UK No.2 single 'No More I Love You's'). 1954, Born on this day, Robin Campbell, guitar, vocals, with UB40, who had the 1983 UK No.1 & 1988 US No.1 single 'Red Red Wine' and over 30 other top 40 hits. 1954, Johnny Ace shot himself dead backstage at the City Auditorium in Houston, Texas. The R&B singer was playing with a revolver during a break between sets, someone in the room said "Be careful with that thing’’ and he said ‘It’s OK the gun’s not loaded, see’’ and pointed it at himself with a smile on his face. 1954, Bing Crosby's ‘White Christmas’ entered the
Hammersmith Odeon for tonight's Beatles concert. 1964, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Miracles, Stevie Wonder and The Marvelettes all appeared at The Fox Theatre, Brooklyn, New York. 1964, The Beatles recorded six songs for the BBC
radio program Saturday Club in London: ‘Rock and Roll Music’, ‘I'm a Loser’, ‘Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby’, ‘I Feel Fine’, ‘Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey’ and ‘She's a Woman.’ 1965, Dave Clark Five went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Over And Over'. They became the 7th UK act of 1965 to score a US No.1 single.
first result being ‘The Girl Is Mine’. The song was a US No.2 & UK No.8 in 1982. 1982, David Bowie had a No.3 UK hit with a duet with Bing Crosby, 'Peace On Earth - Little Drummer Boy.' 1995, American singer, actor and TV host Dean Martin died. Had the 1956 UK & US No.1 single 'Memories Are Made Of This' plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles including ‘That's Amore’, ‘Everybody Loves Somebody’, ‘Mambo Italiano’. In 1965, Martin launched his weekly NBC comedy-variety series, The Dean Martin Show. 2006, James Brown the ‘Godfather of Soul’, died at the age of 73 after being diagnosed with severe pneumonia. Brown went to his dentist in Atlanta the previous day who told him something was wrong, and sent him to a doctor immediately. His hits included ‘Papa's Got a Brand New Bag’, ‘I Got You (I Feel Good)’, and ‘Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine, Pt. 1’. Brown was married four times, at the age of 16, was arrested for theft and served 3 years in prison. In 1988, Brown was arrested following a high-speed car chase along the Georgia-South Carolina state border. 2008, American actress, singer, and cabaret star Eartha Kitt died from colon cancer at her Weston, Connecticut home at the age of 81. Best known for
Billboard Pop chart for the eleventh time. Bing's rendition has sold over 100 million copies around the world, with at least 50 million sales as singles. It was the largest selling single in music history until it was surpassed by Elton John's ‘Candle in the Wind 1997’. 1957, Born on this day, Shane MacGowan, guitar, vocals, The Pogues, (1987 UK No.8 single 'The Irish Rover', 1987 UK No.2 single with Kirsty MacColl, 'Fairytale Of New York').
1965, The Beatles 6th album Rubber Soul started a nine-week run at No.1 on the UK chart. It spent a total of 42 week's on the UK chart and was also a No.1 in the US. 1968, Led Zeppelin arrived in the United States for the very first time in preparation of their debut North American tour. The group were paid an average of $1,500 for each show. 1971, Melanie started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Brand New Key', the first
her 1953 Christmas song ‘Santa Baby.’ 2014, Ed Sheeran was at No.1 on the UK album chart with x, (pronounced "multiply"). In 2015, x won the Brit Award for British Album of the Year, and at the 57th Grammy Awards it was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year. Spotify named x the most-streamed album in the world for 2014, racking up more than 430 million streams for the year.
This Day In Music: January 1st
1950, Born on this day, Morgan Fisher, keyboards, Mott The Hoople, 1972 UK No.3 & US No.37 single 'All The Young Dudes', a song David Bowie offered the band on hearing they were about to split up. 1953, Country singer Hank Williams died of a heart attack brought on by a lethal cocktail of pills and alcohol aged 29. Made his first record in 1946, scored 36 Top 10 US country hits, his best Known being 'Your Cheatin Heart.' Over 20,000 mourners attended his funeral.
Your Hand), Freddie & the Dreamers, Cliff Richard and the Shadows and Gene Pitney. 1965, The Yardbirds (with Eric Clapton,) played two shows at The Odeon Cinema, Hammersmith in London. One at 6.15 and 8.45pm. 1966, Simon and Garfunkel started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Sounds Of Silence', a No.13 hit in the UK. 1967, The Doors made their first live television appearance lip-synching their first single 'Break on
Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love' which was used as the theme for BBC's Top Of The Pops for several years. Became a radio presenter in the 70's. 1988, Breakdancers Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan signed a contract with Boney M producer Frank Farian. Milli Vanilli were born. 1988, Prince played an after midnight New Years Eve charity gig in aid of the homeless in Minnesota. Miles Davis joined him on stage. 1998, A mystery buyer paid ÂŁ31,000 ($52,700) for
1955, English singer Dickie Valentine was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Finger Of Suspicion'. Valentine hosted The Dickie Valentine TV Show in 1956. 1955, Elvis Presley appeared at The Eagles Hall in Houston Texas. Presley went on to play over 250 shows in 1955. 1956, Bill Haley's 'Rock Around the Clock' went to No.1 on the UK singles chart for the second time. The single is often cited as the biggest-selling vinyl rock and roll single of all time with sales over 25m. 1957, BBC Television aired its new rock & roll show 'Cool For Cats' for the first time. With a miniscule budget, the program was forced to rely on artists miming and the talents of a resident dance group (led by Douglas Squires). Ker Robertson, the first host, was succeeded after a few weeks by Kent Walton, later better known for his ITV wrestling commentaries 1959, Johnny Cash played a free concert for the inmates of San Quentin Prison, California. One of the audience members was 19 year-old Merle Haggard, who was in the midst of a 15 year sentence (he served three years) for grand theft auto and armed robbery.
Through' on Shebang, KTLA-TV Channel 5 in Los Angeles. The single peaked No. 126 on the US chart mainly due to lack of airplay after censors objected to the drug use implied by the line "she gets high", which is repeated in the middle section of the song. 1968, Billboard magazine reported that for the first time albums had outsold singles in the US with album sales reaching over 192 million units. 1969, Marmalade were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of The Beatles song 'Ob-LaDi Ob-La-Da', which features on The White Album. 1970, Rolf Harris was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Two Little Boys'. The song was written by American composer Theodore Morse and lyricist Edward Madden in 1902. 1976, Procol Harum, Status Quo, Thin Lizzy, John Miles, Barclay James Harvest, Baker Gurvitz Army, Bad Company, Pretty Things and Snafu all appeared at the Great British Music Festival, London, which was held over three days. Tickets cost ÂŁ3.30. 1977, The Clash played the opening night at punk's first real venue, The Roxy Club in London. 1977, Wings were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Mull Of Kintyre.' Spending nine weeks at No.1 in became the first single to sell over 2 million copies
the car number plate 'OAS 15'at auction in Cheltenham. It was rumoured that a member from Oasis had bought the plate. 2002, Eric Clapton married 25-year old Melia McEnery the mother of his baby daughter at a secret ceremony at the 15th Century St Mary Magdalen Church in Ripley, Surrey, England. 2002, Welsh singer Shakin' Stevens spent several hours in police custody after being arrested for drink driving. The 80's singer was charged and released to appear before magistrates on January 16th. 2005, In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock-and-roll songs recorded in 1954 and earlier, including Bill Haley's 'Rock Around the Clock', and 'Only You' by The Platters. 2013, Patti Page, one of the most popular artists of the 1950s, died at the age of 85. She recorded four US No.1 hits, including 'Tennessee Waltz' and the novelty record '(How Much Is That) Doggie In The Window'. Page recorded her first hit single, 'Confess' in 1947. Because of a strike, background singers were not available to provide harmony vocals for the song, so instead, Page decided to overdub her own, thus, Page became the first pop artist to overdub her
1962, The Beatles auditioned for Decca Records in West Hampstead, London. A&R boss at Decca Dick Rowe turned them down. 1964, The first edition of the BBC TV show Top Of The Pops was transmitted from an old church hall in Manchester, England. Acts miming to their latest releases included The Rolling Stones, (I Wanna Be Your Man), The Dave Clark Five, (Glad All Over), The Hollies, (Stay), and The Swinging Blue Jeans, (Hippy Hippy Shake). The first song played was Dusty Springfield's 'I Only Want To Be With You'. Also featured on disc and film, The Beatles (I Want to Hold
in the UK. 1980, Cliff Richard was included in the Queen's New Year list, being awarded an OBE. 1982, ABBA made their final live appearance as a group when they played in Stockholm, Sweden. 1984, Alexis Korner died of lung cancer aged 55. Know as "the Founding Father of British Blues", he was a major force behind the UK early 60's R&B scene. Formed Blues Incorporated; members at various times included Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Long John Baldry, Graham Bond and Charlie Watts. Had hits with CCS, including a version of Led
vocals on a song. 2013, Ultravox's 1981 hit 'Vienna' was voted the UK's favourite number two single. The song topped a poll by BBC Radio 2 and the Official Charts Company to find the greatest track to miss out on the number one spot. Vienna was held off by novelty track 'Shaddup You Face' by Joe Dolce. 'Fairytale of New York' by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl was voted into second place. Other songs to feature included The Beatles 'Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever', The Who's 'My Generation' and Don McLean's 'American Pie'.
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07:00 Doctor at Large (R) 07:25 Where the Heart Is (R) 08:45 Clash of the Santas (R) 10:35 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) 12:45 Columbo: The Conspirators (1978) 14:50 Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy Tale (R) 16:50 The Sound of Music Live! (R) 19:30 The Making of The Sound of Music Live (R) 20:00 Lewis (R) 22:00 It'll Be Alright on the Night (R) 23:00 Michael Flatley: A Night to Remember (R)
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26th December Channel
00:00 Tracey Ullman's Show 00:30 BBC News and Weather 00:45 On Christmas Night 00:50 Would I Lie to You? (R) 01:20 Have I Got a Bit More News for You 02:05 Citizen Khan (R) 02:35 While You Were Sleeping 04:10 Weather for the Week Ahead 04:15 BBC News 07:00 Breakfast 10:00 Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy (2014) 11:10 Planes (2013) 12:30 The Great British Bake Off (R) 13:30 BBC News; Weather 13:45 BBC Regional News and Weather 13:50 Countryfile 14:50 The Moonstone (R) 15:40 Brave (2012) 17:05 The Gruffalo (R) 17:30 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) 19:05 BBC News 19:20 BBC Regional News and Weather 19:30 Revolting Rhymes 20:00 The Great British Bake Off 21:00 EastEnders 21:30 Still Open All Hours 22:00 The Witness for the Prosecution 23:00 Outnumbered 23:40 BBC News 23:50 Weather 23:55 Match of the Day
00:15 Great Expectations (2012) 02:15 A Hard Day's Night (1964) 03:40 This Is BBC Two 07:15 Natural World (R) 08:15 Nature's Weirdest Events (R) 09:15 Around the World in 80 Days (1956) 12:00 The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011) 13:40 Dances with Wolves (1990) 16:30 Victorian Bakers (R) 17:30 Final Score 18:20 West Side Stories - The Making of a Classic 19:20 Christmas University Challenge 19:50 Dad's Army (R) 20:30 Nature's Weirdest Events 21:30 Gordon Buchanan: Elephant Family and Me 22:30 The Entire Universe 23:30 Pride (2014)
00:00 Love Actually (2003) 02:30 King Kong (2005) 05:25 ITV Nightscreen 07:00 Dino Dan: Trek's Adventures (R) 07:25 Super 4 (R) 08:05 Minion Madness (R) 08:20 Oddbods (R) 08:25 Max Steel (R) 08:55 Adventure Time (R) 09:20 Signed Stories (R) 09:25 Almost Naked Animals (R) 09:55 Mr Bean: The Animated Series (R) 10:25 The Flintstones (1994) 12:05 Liar Liar (1997) 13:40 Hilda Ogden's Last Tara - A Tribute to Jean Alexander (R) 14:40 The Nation's Favourite Disney Song (R) 15:40 Sleeping Beauty (1959) 17:10 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) 19:45 ITV News and Weather 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 You've Been Framed! (R) 21:30 Coronation Street 22:00 Captain Phillips (2013)
01:35 Four Christmases (2008)
01:45 Greatest Ever Christmas Songs (R) 02:10 SuperCasino 04:10 Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways (R) 05:00 Now That's Funny! (R) 05:50 House Doctor (R) 06:15 House Doctor (R) 06:40 Angels of Jarm (R) 06:50 Roary the Racing Car (R) 07:00 Lily's Driftwood Bay (R) 07:10 Fireman Sam (R) 07:20 Peppa Pig (R) 07:25 Bob the Builder 07:35 Little Princess (R) 07:55 Milkshake! Festive Fun 08:00 Thomas & Friends 08:25 Noddy: Toyland Detective 08:45 Big Bash Cricket 12:15 World's Strongest Man 2016 (R) 13:20 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) 15:15 West Side Story (1961) 18:20 The Love Punch (2013) 20:00 World's Strongest Man 2016 21:00 Building the Ice Hotel (R) 22:00 Football on 5: The Championship 23:00 Football on 5: Goal Rush 23:30 Britain's Favourite Abba Songs (R)
00:30 The Late Late Show with James Corden 01:30 A League of Their Own 02:30 Harry Hill's Tea-Time (R) 03:00 A League of Their Own 04:00 DC's Legends of Tomorrow (R) 05:00 David Attenborough's Galapagos (R) 07:00 Sinbad (R) 08:00 The Flash (R) 10:00 Spencer James Xmas Comedy Shorts 10:15 Modern Family (R) 12:15 Futurama (R) 16:00 Yonderland (R) 17:00 The Simpsons (R) 17:30 Modern Family (R) 19:30 The Simpsons (R) 21:00 A League of Their Own 22:00 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
00:00 Top of the Pops (R)
00:15 Family Guy (R) 02:10 American Dad! (R) 03:05 The Cleveland Show (R) 03:30 Not Another Teen Movie 05:10 The Almost Impossible Gameshow (R) 06:00 Planet's Funniest Animals (R) 06:45 ITV2 Nightscreen 07:00 The Hot Desk (R) 07:10 I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! (R) 08:00 You've Been Framed! (R) 08:50 Emmerdale (R) 09:55 Coronation Street (R) 10:55 Yogi Bear (2010) 12:35 The Smurfs (2011) 14:40 Emmerdale (R) 15:40 Coronation Street (R) 16:45 Catchphrase (R) 17:50 Uncle Buck (1989) 19:50 Minion Madness (R) 20:05 Despicable Me (2010) 22:00 Love Actually (2003)
01:10 The Sting (1973) 02:40 The Four Musketeers 04:35 Wycliffe (R) 06:00 Doctor at Large (R) 06:25 Movies Now (R) 06:35 ITV3 Nightscreen 07:00 Wycliffe (R) 07:50 Anne of Green Gables 09:35 On the Buses (1971) 11:20 Holiday on the Buses 13:10 Mutiny on the Buses 15:00 Agatha Christie's Marple 17:05 Carry On Jack (1963) 19:00 Long Lost Family (R) 20:00 Agatha Christie's Marple 22:00 An Audience with Victoria Wood (R) 23:10 Housewife, 49 (R)
00:05 Body of Lies (2008) 01:35 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) 04:30 Hell on Wheels (R) 05:15 The Wine Show (R) 06:10 Goodwood Classic Cars 07:00 Goodwood Revival (R) 07:50 Silverstone Classic 08:40 The Hand of God: 30 Years On (R) 09:35 Pawn Stars (R) 10:30 Cash Cowboys (R) 11:25 The Professionals (R) 12:30 Bond Girls Are Forever 13:30 Jeremiah Johnson 15:45 Chisum (1970) 18:00 The Searchers (1956) 20:25 Mr Bean (R) 20:55 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) 23:00 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
01:00 The Old Grey Whistle Test (R) 02:30 All Aboard! The Sleigh Ride (R) 04:30 Close 20:00 Britain's Pompeii: A Village Lost in Time (R) 21:00 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2016: Supercharged - Fuelling the Future (N) 22:00 Bob Monkhouse: The Last Stand 23:00 The Good Old Days (R)
03:05 Rude Tube (R) 04:05 Very British Problems (R) 05:00 Location, Location, Location (R) 06:00 Supershoppers (R) 06:25 The Restoration Man (R) 07:25 Planet 51 (2009) 09:00 The Morning Line 10:00 Aliens in the Attic (2009) 11:40 The Simpsons (R) 12:05 The Simpsons (R) 12:35 Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World (2011) 14:15 Channel 4 Racing 16:45 The Simpsons (R) 17:10 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) 19:50 Channel 4 News 20:00 The World's Most Expensive Toys (R) 21:00 Lego's Big Christmas 22:00 The Big Fat Quiz of the
01:25 Fleabag (R) 01:55 Fleabag (R) 02:25 Walliams & Friend (R) 02:55 Weather for the Week Ahead 03:00 BBC News 07:00 Breakfast 08:35 Match of the Day (R) 10:10 Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) 11:25 The Furchester Hotel 11:50 Cars 2 (2011) 13:30 BBC News; Weather 13:40 BBC Regional News and Weather 13:50 The Moonstone (R) 14:35 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 16:25 The Gruffalo's Child (R) 16:50 Mr Peabody & Sherman (2014) 18:15 Pointless (R) 19:00 BBC News at Six; Weather 19:20 BBC Regional News and Weather 19:30 Revolting Rhymes 20:00 Celebrity Mastermind 20:30 EastEnders 21:00 Holby City 22:00 The Witness for the Prosecution 23:00 Walliams & Friend 23:40 BBC News 23:55 BBC Regional News and Weather
01:25 Gospel Christmas (R) 02:25 Tommy (1975) 04:10 Inside the Factory (R) 05:10 This Is BBC Two 06:50 Natural World (R) 07:50 Fern Britton Meets (R) 08:50 Herbie Rides Again (1974) 10:15 This Farming Life (R) 11:15 Money for Nothing 12:15 The Password Is Courage (1962) 14:05 The Heroes of Telemark (1965) 16:15 Nature's Weirdest Events (R) 17:00 Inside the Factory (R) 18:00 Tribes, Predators & Me (R) 19:00 New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands (R) 20:00 Dad's Army (R) 20:30 Christmas University Challenge 21:00 Gordon Buchanan: Elephant Family and Me 22:00 The Real Marigold Hotel 23:00 Inside No 9 23:30 Live at the Apollo (R)
00:35 Weather 00:55 Through the Keyhole 01:50 Jackpot247 04:00 The Jeremy Kyle Show 04:55 ITV Nightscreen 06:05 The Jeremy Kyle Show 07:00 Dino Dan: Trek's Adventures (R) 07:25 Super 4 (R) 08:05 Minion Madness (R) 08:20 Oddbods (R) 08:25 Max Steel (R) 08:55 Adventure Time (R) 09:15 Signed Stories (R) 09:20 Nerds & Monsters (R) 09:55 Mr Bean: The Animated Series (R) 10:25 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000) 12:05 This Time Next Year (R) 13:05 Tipping Point (R) 14:05 ITV Lunchtime News 14:10 Puppy Secrets: The First Six Months (R) 15:10 Happy Feet (2006) 17:10 50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments (R) 18:40 Fantastic Beasts and JK Rowling's Wizarding World (R) 19:40 ITV Evening News 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) 23:30 ITV News 23:45 Pompeii with Michael Buerk
00:10 Pitch Perfect (2012)
23:00 Gogglebox (R)
01:05 Muriel's Wedding 02:55 SuperCasino 04:10 Make You Laugh Out Loud (R) 05:00 Tattoo Disasters UK (R) 05:25 Caught on Camera (R) 05:45 Great Artists (R) 06:10 House Doctor (R) 07:00 The WotWots (R) 07:10 Lily's Driftwood Bay (R) 07:20 Fireman Sam (R) 07:30 Peppa Pig (R) 07:40 Bob the Builder (R) 07:50 Little Princess (R) 08:10 Thomas & Friends 08:15 Milkshake! Festive Fun 08:20 Noddy: Toyland Detective (R) 08:35 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom (R) 08:50 Wissper (R) 09:00 Peppa Pig (R) 09:25 Paw Patrol (R) 09:35 Football on 5: The Championship (R) 10:35 Football on 5: Goal Rush 11:05 Space Camp (1986) 13:10 Teen Wolf (1985) 15:00 Harry and the Hendersons (1987) 17:10 Labyrinth (1986) 19:15 BattleBots (N) 20:00 World's Strongest Man 2016 20:00 5 News Update 21:00 There's a Croc in My Kitchen 22:00 Dirty Dancing (1987)
00:50 A League of Their Own 01:40 Duck Quacks Don't Echo (R) 02:40 Harry Hill's Tea-Time (R) 03:10 Most Shocking (R) 04:00 Most Daring (R) 05:00 Monkey Life (R) 06:00 David Attenborough's Galapagos (R) 07:00 Sinbad (R) 08:00 The Flash (R) 10:00 Futurama 12:00 Modern Family (R) 14:00 David Attenborough's Galapagos (R) 15:00 Terry Pratchett's Going Postal (R) 17:00 The Simpsons (R) 17:30 Modern Family (R) 19:30 The Simpsons (R) 21:00 The Late Late Show with James Corden 22:00 A League of Their Own US Road Trip (R) 23:00 A League of Their Own
00:00 Norman Wisdom: His Story (R) 01:00 Doris Day: Virgin Territory (R) 02:00 Darcey Bussell: My Life on the BBC (R) 03:00 Darcey Bussell's Looking for Audrey (R) 04:00 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2016: Supercharged - Fuelling the Future (R) 05:00 Close 20:00 The Ballet Master - Sir Peter Wright at 90 21:00 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2016: Supercharged - Fuelling the Future 22:00 Time Commanders 23:00 Rome's Invisible City (R)
00:40 Family Guy (R) 02:45 American Dad! (R) 03:40 The Nutty Professor 05:15 The Almost Impossible Gameshow (R) 06:05 Planet's Funniest Animals (R) 06:50 ITV2 Nightscreen 07:00 The Hot Desk (R) 07:10 The X Factor (R) 08:05 Britain's Got More Talent (R) 08:55 Emmerdale (R) 09:25 Coronation Street (R) 10:25 You've Been Framed! 11:25 Small Soldiers (1998) 13:40 Emmerdale (R) 14:10 Coronation Street (R) 15:10 You've Been Framed! 15:40 Inspector Gadget 17:25 Sleeping Beauty (1959) 19:05 The Lion King (1994) 21:00 Skyfall (2012) 23:55 Family Guy (R)
01:10 Something's Gotta Give (2003) 03:35 The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (R) 05:25 A Christmas Carol (R) 06:45 ITV3 Nightscreen 07:00 Doctor at Large (R) 07:25 Wycliffe (R) 08:25 On the Buses (1971) 10:15 Death on the Nile (1978) 13:05 Lewis (R) 15:05 Agatha Christie's Marple (R) 17:05 That's Carry On (1978) 19:00 Long Lost Family (R) 20:00 Doc Martin (R) 22:00 Foyle's War (R)
00:05 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! 00:45 Beetlejuice (1988) 02:40 River Monsters (R) 03:50 Quincy ME (R) 04:40 Tommy Cooper (R) 05:10 The Wine Show (R) 06:05 Minder (R) 07:00 The Professionals (R) 07:50 The Goodwood Members Meeting 08:40 Cash Cowboys (R) 12:30 Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of James Bond (2012) 14:35 Mr Bean (R) 15:05 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) 17:10 Dunkirk (1958) 19:55 Mr Bean (R) 21:00 Premiership Rugby Union 22:00 Benidorm (R) 23:00 The Devil's Advocate
02:20 Travel Man: 48 Hours in (R) 03:20 Celebrity First Dates (R) 04:15 Hollyoaks 06:20 Paws (1997) 07:50 Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011) 09:30 Magic in the Water (1995) 11:30 The Simpsons (R) 12:00 The Simpsons (R) 12:30 Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004) 14:15 Channel 4 Racing 17:15 Channel 4 News Summary 17:20 Stuart Little (1999) 19:00 The Simpsons (R) 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Posh Pawn 21:00 George Clarke's Amazing Spaces 22:00 This Is Us
The CoastRider - Edition 611 - December 24th 2016
28th December Channel
00:00 Mrs Brown's Boys (R) 00:35 Outnumbered (R) 01:15 Fleabag (R) 01:45 Fleabag (R) 02:15 Weather for the Week Ahead 02:20 BBC News 07:00 Breakfast 10:00 Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings (2012) 11:10 Justin's House 11:30 Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 12:50 Bargain Hunt (R) 13:40 BBC News at One; Weather 13:50 BBC Regional News and Weather 14:00 The Moonstone (R) 14:45 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) 16:35 Muppets Most Wanted (2014) 18:15 Pointless (R) 19:00 BBC News at Six; Weather 19:20 BBC Regional News Programmes 19:30 Antiques Roadshow 20:30 Ethel & Ernest (2016) 22:00 Jonathan Creek 23:30 BBC News at Ten 23:40 BBC Regional News and Weather 23:50 Mrs Brown's Boys (R)
00:00 Insert Name Here (R) 00:30 NFL This Week 01:20 David Walliams Celebrates Dame Shirley Bassey (R) 02:25 Planet Earth II (R) 03:25 Who Do You Think You Are? (R) 04:25 This Is BBC Two 06:40 Natural World (R) 07:40 Coastal Path (R) 08:10 Great British Menu (R) 08:40 Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977) 10:20 This Farming Life (R) 11:20 Money for Nothing 12:20 The Alamo (2004) 14:25 Up Periscope (1959) 16:15 Nature's Weirdest Events (R) 17:00 Inside the Factory (R) 18:00 Tribes, Predators & Me (R) 19:00 New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands (R) 20:00 The Good Life (R) 20:30 Christmas University Challenge 21:00 Robot Wars 22:00 Dragons' Den 23:00 Live at the Apollo (R) 23:30 The Real Marigold Hotel (R)
00:45 Premiership Rugby Union 01:35 Jackpot247 04:00 ITV Nightscreen 06:05 The Jeremy Kyle Show (R) 07:00 Good Morning Britain 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995) 12:15 Bean (1997) 13:55 ITV Lunchtime News 14:05 ITV London Weather 14:15 Puppy Secrets: The First Six Months (R) 15:20 Father of the Bride (1991) 17:25 Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs (R) 18:30 Blankety Blank (R) 19:25 ITV News London 19:40 ITV Evening News 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) 23:10 ITV News 23:24 ITV London Weather 23:25 Jaws (1975)
00:35 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (R) 01:40 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) 04:20 Food Unwrapped (R) 05:15 Couples Come Dine with Me (R) 06:00 Ramona and Beezus (2010) 07:40 California Man (1992) 09:10 Dunston Checks In (1996) 10:50 The Simpsons (R) 11:15 The Simpsons (R) 11:45 The Muppet Movie (1979) 13:50 Vice Versa (1988) 15:45 Stuart Little 2 (2002) 17:15 Lego's Big Christmas (R) 18:15 Channel 4 News 18:30 The Simpsons (R) 19:00 The Simpsons (R) 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 The Arrivals 21:00 What Britain Bought in 2016 22:00 24 Hours in A&E 23:00 David Blaine: Beyond Magic (R)
00:05 Greatest 80s Movies (R) 02:50 SuperCasino 04:10 The Dog Rescuers with Alan Davies (R) 05:00 Tattoo Disasters UK (R) 05:25 Caught on Camera (R) 05:45 Great Artists (R) 06:10 House Doctor (R) 07:00 The WotWots (R) 07:10 Lily's Driftwood Bay (R) 07:20 Fireman Sam (R) 07:30 Peppa Pig (R) 07:40 Bob the Builder (R) 07:55 Little Princess (R) 08:05 Pip Ahoy! (R) 08:20 Thomas & Friends 08:30 Noddy 08:50 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom (R) 09:00 Wissper (R) 09:15 Peppa Pig (R) 09:35 Paw Patrol (R) 09:45 Toot the Tiny Tugboat 10:00 Toby's Travelling Circus 10:15 Milkshake! Monkey (R) 10:20 SpongeBob SquarePants 10:55 World's Strongest Man 2016 (R) 11:55 The African Queen 14:00 The Glenn Miller Story 16:20 Kelly's Heroes (1970) 19:10 BattleBots 20:00 World's Strongest Man 2016 20:00 5 News Update 21:00 Kitten Rescuers 22:00 The Most Shocking Celebrity Moments of 2016
00:00 A League of Their Own 01:00 Duck Quacks Don't Echo (R) 02:00 A League of Their Own 03:00 Most Shocking (R) 04:00 Most Daring (R) 06:00 David Attenborough's Galapagos (R) 07:00 Sinbad (R) 08:00 The Flash (R) 10:00 Futurama 12:00 Modern Family (R) 14:00 David Attenborough's Galapagos (R) 15:00 Terry Pratchett's Going Postal (R) 17:00 The Simpsons (R) 17:30 Modern Family (R) 19:30 The Simpsons (R) 21:00 Carpool Karaoke (R) 22:00 A League of Their Own US Road Trip (R) 23:00 Rugby's Funniest Moments (R)
00:00 Storyville (R) 01:30 Time Commanders (R) 02:30 Britain's Pompeii: A Village Lost in Time (R) 03:30 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2016: Supercharged - Fuelling the Future (R) 04:30 Close 20:00 The Mystery of Van Gogh's Ear (R) 21:00 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2016: Supercharged - Fuelling the Future (R) 22:00 James May: The Reassembler 22:30 Pop Quiz (N) 23:00 Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop (R)
00:25 Family Guy (R) 01:45 American Dad! (R) 02:45 The Cleveland Show (R) 03:15 Couples Retreat (2009) 05:10 The Almost Impossible Gameshow (R) 06:00 Planet's Funniest Animals (R) 06:40 ITV2 Nightscreen 07:00 Planet's Funniest Animals (R) 07:20 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records (R) 07:50 You've Been Framed! (R) 08:40 Emmerdale (R) 09:10 Britain's Got More Talent 10:05 Ninja Warrior UK (R) 11:05 Catchphrase (R) 11:50 See Spot Run (2001) 13:45 Emmerdale (R) 14:20 You've Been Framed! (R) 15:20 Yogi Bear (2010) 17:00 Catchphrase (R) 18:05 One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) 19:50 Kindergarten Cop 22:00 Casino Royale (2006)
00:00 Lewis (R) 02:00 If I Had You (R) 03:45 Santa Claus: The Movie (1985) 05:35 Wycliffe (R) 06:30 ITV3 Nightscreen 07:00 In Loving Memory (R) 07:25 Holiday on the Buses (1973) 09:10 Margery and Gladys (R) 11:10 Agatha Christie's Sparkling Cyanide (R) 13:10 Lewis (R) 15:05 Agatha Christie's Marple (R) 17:10 Carry On Cruising (1962) 19:00 Lewis (R) 20:55 Les Dawson Forever (R) 22:00 Foyle's War (R)
00:20 The Devil's Advocate (1997) 01:55 Gangs of New York (2002) 05:00 ITV4 Nightscreen 05:15 The Wine Show (R) 06:10 Cash Cowboys (R) 07:00 British Touring Cars (R) 07:10 The Professionals (R) 08:00 Minder (R) 08:50 Quincy ME (R) 09:55 Ironside (R) 11:00 The Professionals (R) 12:00 TT 2016 (R) 14:05 Classic TT Highlights 15:05 Quincy ME (R) 16:10 The Land That Time Forgot (1975) 18:00 The Train Robbers (1973) 20:05 Pawn Stars (R) 21:00 River Monsters (R) 22:00 The Kingdom (2007)
29th December Channel
22:00 To Walk Invisible
00:30 Song for Marion (2012) 02:00 Alan Bennett's Diaries (R) 03:00 The Lady in the Van (2015) 04:40 This Is BBC Two 06:45 Natural World (R) 07:45 Coastal Path (R) 08:15 Great British Menu (R) 08:45 Herbie Goes Bananas (1980) 10:15 This Farming Life (R) 11:15 Money for Nothing 12:15 A Distant Trumpet (1964) 14:10 Hidalgo (2004) 16:15 Nature's Weirdest Events (R) 17:00 Inside the Factory (R) 18:00 Tribes, Predators & Me (R) 19:00 New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands (R) 20:00 To the Manor Born (R) 20:30 Christmas University Challenge 21:00 Robot Wars 22:00 Charlie Brooker's 2016 Wipe 23:00 Cunk on Christmas 23:30 Kevin Bridges: A Whole Different Story
00:00 A League of Their Own 01:00 Duck Quacks Don't Echo (R) 02:00 A League of Their Own 03:00 Most Shocking (R) 04:00 Most Daring (R) 05:00 Monkey Life (R) 06:00 David Attenborough's Galapagos (R) 07:00 Sinbad (R) 08:00 The Flash (R) 10:00 Futurama (R) 12:00 Modern Family (R) 14:00 David Attenborough's Galapagos (R) 15:00 Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic (R) 17:00 The Simpsons (R) 17:30 Modern Family (R) 19:30 The Simpsons (R) 20:30 Pixar's Greatest Moments (R) 22:00 A League of Their Own US Road Trip (R) 23:00 Golf's Funniest Moments (R)
00:00 The Everly Brothers: Harmonies from Heaven (R) 01:00 Norman Wisdom: His Story (R) 02:00 The Good Old Days (R) 03:00 The Mystery of Van Gogh's Ear (R) 04:00 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2016: Supercharged - Fuelling the Future (R) 05:00 Close 20:00 Digging for Britain (R) 21:00 King George & Queen Mary: The Royals Who Rescued the Monarchy (R) 22:00 Flying Scotsman From the Footplate 23:00 The Queen Mary: Greatest Ocean Liner (R)
00:25 Sport Relief 2016 01:25 Fleabag (R) 01:50 Fleabag (R) 02:20 Weather for the Week Ahead 02:25 BBC News 07:00 Breakfast 10:00 Turbo (2013) 11:25 Go Jetters 11:50 Chicken Run (2000) 13:10 Bargain Hunt (R) 13:50 BBC News 14:00 BBC Regional News and Weather 14:10 The Moonstone (R) 14:55 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 16:55 Room on the Broom (R) 17:20 Shrek the Third (2007) 18:45 Pointless 19:30 BBC News 19:45 BBC Regional News and Weather 20:00 Celebrity Mastermind 20:30 EastEnders 21:00 Life in the Snow
Half-Blood Prince (2009)
00:00 The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2016 (R) 02:00The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009) 04:10 Gillette World Sport 04:40 Location, Location, Location (R) 05:35 The Restoration Man (R) 06:30 Mysterious Island (1961) 08:15 Short Circuit 2 (1988) 10:20 The Simpsons (R) 10:50 The Simpsons (R) 11:20 The Simpsons (R) 11:50 The Great Muppet Caper (1981) 13:55 The Net (1995) 16:15 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun 17:15 Posh Pawn (R) 18:15 Channel 4 News 18:30 The Simpsons (R) 19:00 The Simpsons (R) 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Strictly Ballroom Boys 21:00 Location, Location, Location (N) 22:00 Guy Martin: Cycling Home for Christmas 23:35 Bruce Springsteen: In His Words
01:05 Pete Burns: The Last Interview (R) 02:05 SuperCasino 04:10 Make You Laugh Out Loud (R) 05:00 Witch Hunt: A Century of Murder (R) 05:45 Great Artists (R) 06:10 House Doctor (R) 07:00 The WotWots (R) 07:10 Lily's Driftwood Bay (R) 07:20 Fireman Sam (R) 07:30 Peppa Pig (R) 07:40 Bob the Builder (R) 07:50 Little Princess (R) 08:05 Pip Ahoy! (R) 08:20 Thomas & Friends 08:35 Noddy 08:55 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom (R) 09:05 Wissper (R) 09:15 Peppa Pig (R) 09:35 Paw Patrol (R) 09:50 Toot the Tiny Tugboat 10:00 Toby's Travelling Circus 10:15 Jelly Jamm (R) 10:30 SpongeBob SquarePants 11:05 World's Strongest Man 2016 (R) 12:05 West Side Story (1961) 15:10 The Family Man (2000) 17:30 Serendipity (2001) 19:15 BattleBots 20:00 World's Strongest Man 2016 21:00 Biggest Dog in the World 22:00 The Adele Story 23:35 World's Greatest Divas
00:55 Family Guy (R) 02:25 American Dad! (R) 03:20 The Cleveland Show 03:45 Wild Target (2010) 05:30 The Almost Impossible Gameshow (R) 06:15 Planet's Funniest Animals (R) 06:40 The Hot Desk (R) 06:50 ITV2 Nightscreen 07:00 Planet's Funniest Animals (R) 07:20 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records (R) 07:50 You've Been Framed! 08:40 Emmerdale (R) 09:10 Britain's Got More Talent (R) 10:05 Ninja Warrior UK (R) 11:05 Catchphrase (R) 11:50 Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) 13:40 Emmerdale (R) 14:10 You've Been Framed! 15:15 Hairspray Live! (R) 17:55 Catchphrase (R) 18:55 Happy Feet (2006) 21:00 Quantum of Solace 23:15 Celebrity Juice
00:00 Lewis (R) 02:00 Agatha Christie's Sparkling Cyanide (R) 03:45 Agatha (1979) 05:25 Wycliffe (R) 06:20 In Loving Memory (R) 06:45 ITV3 Nightscreen 07:00 You're Only Young Twice 07:25 Mutiny on the Buses 08:55 Agatha Christie's Marple 10:55 Heidi (R) 13:05 Agatha (1979) 15:05 Agatha Christie's Marple 17:00 Carry On Screaming 19:00 Lewis (R) 21:00 Les Dawson Forever (R) 22:00 Foyle's War (R)
00:15 Awake (2007) 02:00 Premiership Rugby Union (R) 03:00 The Hand of God: 30 Years On (R) 03:55 The Wine Show (R) 04:50 Movies Now 05:00 ITV4 Nightscreen 05:15 The Professionals (R) 06:10 Cash Cowboys (R) 07:00 Football Rivalries (R) 07:15 Tommy Cooper (R) 07:40 The Professionals (R) 08:35 Quincy ME (R) 09:30 Ironside (R) 10:35 The Professionals (R) 11:40 British Superbike Championship (R) 13:40 Pawn Stars (R) 14:40 Quincy ME (R) 15:45 Ironside (R) 16:50 Bond Girls Are Forever 17:55 Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of James Bond (2012) 19:50 Pawn Stars (R) 20:45 Cannonball Run II (1984) 23:00 Beetlejuice (1988)
04:00 ITV Nightscreen 06:05 The Jeremy Kyle Show (R) 07:00 Good Morning Britain 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997) 12:10 Mr Bean's Holiday (2007) 13:50 ITV Lunchtime News 14:05 ITV News London 14:15 Peter Pan (2003) 16:15 Midsomer Murders (R) 18:15 ITV News London 18:30 ITV Evening News 18:50 The Amazing SpiderMan 2 (2014) 21:30 Emmerdale 22:00 Harry Potter and the
30th December Channel
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Why Some Bands Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day Keith Nicol Each Christmas, there are two records that Radio DJ's either love or hate to play, as they seem to have been around forever: Slade's 'Merry Xmas Everybody' and Wizzard's 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day'. Both records are major money spinners when it comes to royalty payments and they continue to reach the edges of the charts year by year. According to an article in the NME and research published in other UK newspapers, the royalties just keep rolling in for some of these artists.
Black Countryman a nice little Christmas Bonus every year. 2013 figures estimated that the single, which has sold over 1.2 million copies and is, according to the Performing Right Society, the most heard song in the world, earns Slade (including the much-forgotten songwriter Jim Lea, who wrote ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’’s chorus) £512,000 a year. A year! According to Daily Mail stats from 2015, meanwhile, that figure hasn’t dipped, sitting at £500,000. Jona Lewie – ‘Stop The Cavalry’ (1980) An unlikely Christmas smash due to its anti-war theme – Lewie himself has expressed some
In 2013, Slade's track was top of the Christmas song list when it came to pulling in the royalties, with The Pogues in second place, earning an estimated £520,000 from ‘Fairytale Of New York’ and Mariah Carey in third, raking in £455,000 from ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’. The cash comes from royalties, which stack up through radio, television, jukebox and shop plays as well as compilation album sales, reports Prezzybox.com. There are probably many veteran musicians who wish it could be Christmas every day, judging by the earnings decades-old songs can muster at this time of year. While Wizzard didn't quite make the top 10 of bands with the highest royalties from their Christmas song last year, it remains a lucrative business for Slade, who beat Wizzard to the 1973 Christmas number one with Merry Xmas Everybody. The Daily Mail reports that songwriters Noddy Holder and Jim Lea will each be benefiting from the £500,000 estimated royalties the song is estimated to have earned this year. The Pogues are reported to make around £400,000 every year from their whiskeysoaked ballad The Fairytale of New York. Mariah Carey is thought to earn royalties of £376,000 every year from her hit All I Want For Christmas Is You, which was announced as the most-streamed Christmas song of all time this week.
The estimated annual royalty earners in full: 1: Merry Xmas Everybody, Slade: £500,000 2: Fairytale of New York, The Pogues: £400,000 3: All I Want For Christmas, Mariah Carey: £376,000 4: White Christmas, Bing Crosby: £328,000 5: Last Christmas, Wham!: £300,000 6: Wonderful Christmastime, Paul McCartney: £260,000 7: Mistletoe and Wine, Cliff Richard: £100,000 8: Stop the Cavalry, Jona Lewie: £120,000 9: 2000 Miles, The Pretenders: £102,000 10: Stay Another Day, East 17: £97,000 Slade – ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ (1973) Noddy Holder’s handsome money-maker earns the
have fallen long ago were it not for this perennial song. Whilst the singer pockets the windfall from the song’s radio plays (£5,000 to £10,000), much of the estimated £130,000-worth of royalties goes to the song’s writer, Bob Heatlie.
Wham! – ‘Last Christmas’ (1984) According to online gift retailer Prezzybox’s royalties calculator, George Michael has, at this precise moment in time, scooped £259,760 this year for his seasonal ‘80s smash, which the Official Charts Company (OCC) say it has sold over 1.78 million copies. The Mail last year estimated the annual haul for the song at £300,000. It’s fair to say that George probably doesn’t lose too much sleep over the fact that Wham! lost out in 1984 to Band Aid in the race for Christmas Number One, as those financial figures no doubt fund the expensive tog rating of his pillows. Mariah Carey – ‘All I Want For Christmas’ (1994) Despite only just passing a million sales in the UK, Mariah’s thumping take on Christmas – which, rather interestingly, was made entirely on co-songwriter Walter Afanasieff’s computer – has enjoyed huge success across the world, with one figure quoting the song’s royalties at $50million. In 2015 the Daily Mail estimated she was making £376,000 from it per year.
bemusement with its festive appropriation – ‘Stop The Cavalry’ has gone on to become a staple sound of Christmas morning: think where we’d be seasonally without that triumphant brass section, or that wistful “wish I was at home for Christmas” line. According to the Mail, Lewie’s hit makes him just over £120,000 a year, which the 69-year-old rakes in all for himself, since he wrote the lyrics, melody and backing instrumentation.
Boney M – ‘Mary’s Boy Child – Oh My Lord’ (1978) The royalties generated from the UK’s biggest-selling non-charity Christmas single (Paul McCartney’s – or, rather, Wings’ – cover of ‘Mull of Kintyre’ just isn’t a Yuletide song) should have ensured that its creators never needed to work again. But, in an interview with The Guardian in 2011, the group’s singer Liz Mitchell revealed that they’d been screwed over by a nasty circle of Grinch-type figures in the music industry. “If I was to spend time working out what the record company got – and those in that team of people around us – I would lose my mind.” She later went on to estimate that each member of the quartet has been entitled to “maybe a seventh of 1%” of ‘Mary’s Boy Child’’s 1.19 million sales. Ouch.
Shakin’ Stevens – ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ (1985) Michael Barratt makes a tidy sum every December thanks to his chirpy seasonal hit ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’. Barratt, as you might have guessed, is the birth name of one Shakin’ Stevens, whose star might
The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl – ‘Fairytale Of New York’ (1987) Apparently this song came about as a result of a bet with Elvis Costello that The Pogues couldn’t write a Christmas song “that wouldn’t be slushy” – well, the Irish band only went and won that bet, creating one of the finest seasonal pop songs of modern times in the process. Wizzard – 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day' "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" is a Christmas song by British glam rock band Wizzard. It was first released in December 1973. Despite the song's strong, long-lasting popularity, it has reached no higher than
number four on the UK Singles Chart, a position it occupied for four consecutive weeks from December 1973 to January 1974. As with most Wizzard songs, it was written and produced by Roy Wood — formerly of The Move and a founding member of ELO. The song was famously beaten to the 1973 Christmas Number 1 spot by Slade's "Merry Xmas Everybody" which remained at the top of the charts for five weeks, from December 1973 to January 1974.
Gone But Not Forgotten – 2016 JANUARY 04 – Robert Stigwood, Entertainment Manager – managed the Bee Gees and Cream – age 81 08 – David Bowie, Musician – (2) time Grammy winner influenced music and culture for four generations – age 69 14 – Alan Rickman, Actor – Hans Gruber in ‘Die Hard’ and Severus Snape in ‘Harry Potter’ – age 69 14 – René Angélil, Singer / Manager – husband and manager of Celine Dion – age 73 15 – Dan Haggerty, Actor – The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams – age 74 18 – Glen Frey, Singer / Songwriter – founded The Eagles “Take It Easy”, “Peaceful Easy Feeling” – age 67 26 – Abe Vigoda, Actor – Detective Fish on Barney Miller (1975-’77) – age 94 28 – Paul Kantner, Singer / Songwriter – co-founder of The Jefferson Airplane – age 74 FEBRUARY 03 – Maurice White, Musician / songwriter – founding member of Earth, Wind & Fire – age 74 03 – Joe Alaskey, Voice Actor – Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Tweety – age 63 15 – George Gaynes, Actor – Commandant Eric Lassard on the Police Academy series – age 98 19 – Harper Lee, Novelist – Pulitzer Prize for fiction (1961) for novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” – age 89 22 – Sonny James, Country Music Singer/Songwriter – the first teenage country crossover #1 single “Young Love” – age 87 24 – Lennie Baker, Musician – 1950s music tribute group and TV show Sha-Na-Na (1969-2000) – age 69 25 – Tony Burton, Actor – boxing trainer to Apollo Creed and later Rocky in six “Rocky” movies –age 78 28 – George Kennedy, Actor – Academy Award for “Cool Hand Luke” also in all the “Airport” movies – age 91 29 – Gil Hill, Police Commander/Actor – Inspector Todd in three “Beverly Hills Cop” movies – age 84 MARCH 06 – Nancy Reagan, First Lady of the U.S.(19811989) Husband, 40th President Ronald Reagan – age 94 08 – Sir George Martin, Producer for the “Beatles” albums, known as “The Fifth Beatle” – age 90 09 – Robert Horton, Actor – Flint McCullough in “Wagon Train” (1957-1962) – age 91 10 – Keith Emerson, Musician / keyboardist – created Emerson, Lake & Palmer rock group – age 71 16 – Frank Sinatra Jr., Singer – son of Frank Sinatra and a talented singer – age 72
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Notable and Celebrity Deaths Of 2016
2016 is not over yet but looking back, it seems that this year had taken away far too many from us, who still had so much to give. Just last week, Canadian Actor Alan Thicke, father of Robin Thicke (Blurred Lines) passed away from a heart attack at 69. Another two deaths that hit severely hard this year were those of Pop Icon David Bowie and Prince, to name but a few: The CoastRider wants to honour all of those who have passed, who may be gone, but never forgotten.
David Bowie, 69 — Died: Jan. 8, 2016 — One of the most iconic and unique entertainers in music history, Bowie's death devastated people worldwide. He sold about 140 million records in a
Merle Haggard, 79 — Died: April 6, 2016 — "The Hag" was one of country music's true icons, winning Grammys, ACM Awards, CMA Awards and
a Kennedy Center Honour during his long career. Haggard had 38 chart-topping country hits including "Mama Tried," "Workin' Man Blues" and "Pancho and Lefty" with his friend Willie Nelson. He's influenced countless musicians in his wake. Haggard recorded his final single months before he died of complications from pneumonia, it was released a month after his death. Prince, 57 — Died: April 21, 2016 — One of popular music's all-time legends, Prince was a constant innovator since signing his first record
recording career that spanned more than 50 years. He also acted in several movies, including 1986's "Labyrinth." Bowie's last album, "Blackstar," was released two days before he died of liver cancer.
memorable movies ever made, Wilder was a boxoffice hero through the 1970s and 1980s. His bestknown roles came in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," "Blazing Saddles" and "Young Frankenstein," which he wrote. Wilder mostly retired from acting after the death of his wife, comedian Gilda Radner, in 1989. He won an Emmy Award for a 2002 guest role in "Will & Grace," which was his last screen credit. Wilder died of complications from Alzheimer's disease. Arnold Palmer, 87 — Died: Sept. 25, 2016 — Was an American professional golfer who is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the sport's history. Dating back to 1955, he won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and the circuit now known as PGA Tour Champions. Nicknamed The King, he was one of golf's most popular stars and its most important trailblazer, the first superstar of the sport's television age, which
Alan Rickman, 69 — Died: Jan. 14, 2016 — Best known for his role as Severus Snape in the "Harry Potter" films, Rickman was a gifted actor of stage
deal at the age of 18. He won Grammy Awards, an Oscar and other honors including an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In addition to his own hit songs like "Purple Rain" and "When Doves Cry," Prince wrote hits for other artists including Chaka Khan and The Bangles. His sudden death of an opioid overdose shocked the entertainment world and caused millions of fans to mourn his passing. and screen, who often was cast as a villain. Before moving to films, he was a member of the legendary Royal Shakespeare Company. On screen, he also co-starred in "Die Hard," "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" and "Love Actually."
Muhammad Ali, 74 — Died: June 3, 2016 — Ali was not only one of the greatest boxers in history, he was a tireless advocate for Civil Rights, religious
Glenn Frey, 67 — Died: Jan. 18, 2016 — Frey was a co-founder of the Eagles and a respected
songwriter/performer in his own right. He sang lead vocals on Eagles songs like "Take It Easy" and "Lyin' Eyes." His solo hits included "The Heat is On" and "You Belong to the City." Frey died after undergoing major intestinal surgery.
rights and other causes. In the ring, he remains the only person to win the heavyweight title at three different times and was called the greatest athlete of the 20th century by Sports Illustrated. Ali was controversial outside the ring, being arrested for refusing to fight in the Vietnam War. He was a pillar of the American Islam community for 50 years. Ali's funeral in his native Louisville, Kentucky was an international event. Gene Wilder, 83 — Died: Aug. 29, 2016 — A beloved actor who starred in some of the most
began in the 1950s. In a career that spanned more than six decades, he won 62 PGA Tour titles from 1955 to 1973, placing him at that time behind only Sam Snead and Ben Hogan, and still fifth on the Tour's all-time victory list. Palmer died while awaiting heart surgery. Leon Russell, 74 — Died: Nov. 13, 2016 — Considered a legend among some of music's most famous artists, Russell was a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member thanks to his long career as a performer, songwriter and record producer. Russell's biggest hit as a songwriter was "Superstar," which was made famous by The Carpenters in 1971, but his track "A Song for You"
may be his most beloved. Russell recorded with iconic musicians like George Harrison, Elton John and the Beach Boys. He died at his home in Tennessee.
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07:35 Swiss Family Robinson
07:00 Milkshake! Monkey (R) 07:05 Milkshake! Bop Box (R) 07:10 Peppa Pig (R) 07:15 Bob the Builder (R) 07:25 Wanda and the Alien (R) 07:35 Zack and Quack (R) 07:45 Seaside Antics (R) 07:55 Fireman Sam (R) 08:05 Pip Ahoy! (R) 08:15 Little Princess (R) 08:25 Paw Patrol (R) 08:45 Blaze and the Monster Machines (R) 09:15 Noddy in Toyland (R) 09:25 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom (R) 09:40 The Fairly OddParents (R) 10:15 Ben-Hur (1959) 14:20 Wyatt Earp (1994) 17:55 5 News Weekend 18:00 Another Audience with Ken Dodd (R) 19:00 Ken Dodd - In His Own Words 21:00 World's Strongest Man 2016 22:00 Football on 5: The Championship 23:00 Football on 5: Goal Rush 23:30 Pulp Fiction (1994)
00:00 Foyle's War 01:55 Agatha Christie's Marple 03:40 Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy Tale 05:15 Wycliffe 06:10 George and Mildred 06:35 ITV3 Nightscreen 07:00 Judge Judy 07:20 Jane Eyre 09:20 Carry On Up the Jungle (1970) 11:10 Lewis 15:00 Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy Tale 16:55 Agatha Christie's Marple 19:00 Our Queen at 90 21:00 Doc Martin 22:00 Midsomer Murders
02:15 Awake (2007) 03:55 Pawn Stars 04:15 ITV4 Nightscreen 04:30 Hell on Wheels 05:15 TT 2016 06:10 TT 2016 07:00 The Professionals 08:45 Cash Cowboys 10:40 Storage Wars 11:10 Storage Wars 11:40 Pawn Stars 13:10 The Land That Time Forgot (1975) 15:05 Where Eagles Dare (1968) 18:15 The Green Berets (1968) 21:05 Jaws: The Revenge (1987) 23:00 Gangs of New York (2002)
(1960) 09:55 The Big Bang Theory (R) 10:20 The Big Bang Theory (R) 10:50 Big Miracle (2012) 13:00 Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009) 14:50 The Simpsons (R) 15:15 The Simpsons (R) 15:45 Muppet Treasure Island (1996) 17:50 Channel 4 News 18:00 George Clarke's Amazing Spaces (R) 19:00 Winnie-the-Pooh: The Most Famous Bear in the World 20:00 Britain's Best Loved Sitcoms 21:00 Peter Cook & Dudley Moore: The Missing Sketches 22:00 Alan Carr's New Year
1st January Channel
01:00 New Year's Eve Fireworks 01:15 Robbie Rocks Big Ben Live 01:45 Miranda Hart - My What I Call Live Show (R) 02:45 Walliams & Friend (R) 03:25 Jump (2012) 04:40 Weather for the Week Ahead 04:45 BBC News 07:00 Breakfast 09:15 Match of the Day (R) 10:40 The Princess and the Frog (2009) 12:10 The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (2012) 13:35 Revolting Rhymes (R) 14:05 Revolting Rhymes (R) 14:35 BBC News 14:45 Weather for the Week Ahead 14:50 The Archbishop of Canterbury's New Year Message 14:55 Songs of Praise 15:30 Countryfile 16:30 Planet Earth II 18:00 Monsters University (2013) 19:35 BBC News 19:50 BBC Regional News; Weather 20:00 EastEnders 21:00 Still Open All Hours 21:30 Sherlock (N) 23:00 Mrs Brown's Boys 23:35 BBC News 23:50 BBC Regional News; Weather
00:20 Jools' Annual Hootenanny 02:25 Glastonbury 2016 (R) 04:30 This Is BBC Two 07:00 Countryfile (R) 07:55 Camelot (1967) 10:45 Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:15 New Year's Day Vienna Concert 2017 13:45 Grand Tours Shorts (R) 13:55 Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty (R) 15:40 Talking Pictures 16:10 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) 17:55 The Archbishop of Canterbury's New Year Message 18:00 Wild Tales from the Village (R) 19:00 Croft and Perry: The Sitcoms (R) 19:50 Dad's Army (R) 20:25 Dad's Army (R) 21:00 Dragons' Den 22:00 Thailand: Earth's Tropical Paradise (N) 23:00 What We Did on Our Holiday (2014)
00:30 ITV News and Weather 01:15 The Chase (R) 02:10 Tipping Point (R) 03:00 Rebound (R) 03:50 ITV Nightscreen 07:00 Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids (R) 07:20 Dino Dan: Trek's Adventures (R) 07:45 Sooty (R) 07:55 Signed Stories (R) 08:00 Super 4 (R) 08:20 Nerds & Monsters (R) 08:35 Horrid Henry (R) 09:05 A Grizzly New Year's Tale: The Crystal Eye (R) 09:30 Thunderbirds Are Go 09:55 Adventure Time (R) 10:25 Carry On Cleo (1964) 12:10 Chopping Block (R) 13:10 ITV News and Weather 13:15 All Star Family Fortunes 14:00 ITV Racing Live 16:30 Ninja Warrior UK (R) 17:30 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 19:40 ITV News and Weather 20:00 Diversity Presents Steal the Show 21:00 Coronation Street 21:30 Morecambe and Wise's Funniest Moments 23:30 ITV News and Weather 23:45 Prince Harry (R)
00:05 Gogglebox (R)
Ghost Protocol (2011)
02:20 Reservoir Dogs (1992) 04:05 SuperCasino 05:10 Kitten Rescuers (R) 06:00 House Doctor (R) 06:25 House Doctor (R) 06:50 Roary the Racing Car Â® 07:00 Milkshake! Monkey (R) 07:05 Peppa Pig (R) 07:10 Bob the Builder (R) 07:20 Wanda and the Alien (R) 07:30 Thomas & Friends: The Great Race (2016) 08:45 Blaze and the Monster Machines (R) 09:10 Football on 5: The Championship (R) 10:15 Football on 5: Goal Rush (R) 10:45 Big Bash Cricket 14:25 101 Dalmatians (1996) 16:30 Dirty Dancing (1987) 18:35 The Adele Story (R) 20:00 World's Strongest Man 2016 20:55 5 News Weekend 21:00 Legally Blonde (2001) 22:45 Whitney Houston: A Tragic Love (2015)
00:50 New Year Fireworks Live 01:10 Queen - Live at Wembley 02:25 A League of Their Own 03:20 Don't Tell the Bride 05:10 David Attenborough's Galapagos 07:00 Hour of Power 08:00 The Animal Symphony 09:00 Micro Monsters with David Attenborough 12:00 WWE: Raw 13:00 Futurama 15:30 Modern Family 18:00 The Simpsons 21:00 Monkeys: An Amazing Animal Family 22:00 Hawaii Five-0 (N) 23:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (N)
01:00 Premium Bond with
00:00 Family Guy 01:50 American Dad! 02:50 Celebrity Juice 04:30 The Keith Lemon Sketch Show 05:00 The Almost Impossible Gameshow 05:45 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 07:00 The Hot Desk 07:10 Emmerdale 10:15 Coronation Street 13:15 Mr Bean's Holiday (2007) 15:00 The Smurfs (2011) 17:05 Nanny McPhee (2005) 19:00 Despicable Me (2010) 21:00 Skyfall (2012) 23:50 Family Guy
00:00 Foyle's War 01:55 Agatha Christie's Marple 03:40 Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy Tale 05:15 Wycliffe 06:10 George and Mildred 06:35 ITV3 Nightscreen 07:00 Where the Heart Is 07:55 Heartbeat 08:55 Heidi 11:10 Heidi 13:20 Carry On Cruising (1962) 15:05 That's Carry On (1978) 17:00 Agatha Christie's Marple 19:00 Agatha Christie's Marple 21:00 Endeavour 23:05 Birds of a Feather 23:40 Good Will Hunting (1997)
00:05 Gangs of New York 02:15 Awake (2007) 03:55 Pawn Stars 04:15 ITV4 Nightscreen 04:30 Hell on Wheels 05:15 TT 2016 07:00 British Touring Cars Crashes and Smashes 07:10 The Professionals 08:00 Minder 08:50 Shed and Buried 09:50 Cash Cowboys 12:50 Pawn Stars 14:10 Shalako (1968) 16:25 Jeremiah Johnson 18:40 Chisum (1970) 21:00 The Chase 22:00 Premiership Rugby Union 23:00 On Deadly Ground (1994)
Mark Gatiss and Matthew Sweet 01:55 2016 A Year in the Life of a Year 02:25 Dawn French Live: 30 Million Minutes 04:20 Close 20:00 New Year's Day Concert from Vienna 2017 22:00 Flying Scotsman Sounds From the Footplate 23:00 I'm Not In Love: The Story of 10cc
01:35 The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2016 (R) 03:30 The Restoration Man (R) 04:25 Location, Location, Location (R) 05:20 Countdown (R) 06:05 That Darn Cat (1997) 07:40 The Love Bug (1968) 09:35 The Big Bang Theory (R) 10:00 The Big Bang Theory (R) 10:30 The Big Bang Theory (R) 11:00 Sunday Brunch 13:55 The Simpsons (R) 14:25 The Simpsons (R) 14:55 The Simpsons (R) 15:20 We're Going on a Bear Hunt (R) 15:50 Gogglesprogs (R) 16:50 Channel 4 News 16:55 Mirror Mirror (2012) 19:00 Rio 2 (2014) 21:00 Titanic: The New Evidence 22:00 Mission: Impossible -
2nd January Channel 00:00 Match of the Day 2 01:05 Peter Pan Goes Wrong 02:05 Weather for the Week Ahead 02:10 BBC News 07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Rip Off Britain: Holidays 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer (R) 12:00 Wanted Down Under (N) 12:45 Caught Red Handed 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News at One; Weather 14:15 BBC Regional News and Weather 14:20 Father Brown 15:10 !mpossible (N) 15:45 Escape to the Country 16:30 Money for Nothing (R) 17:15 The Hairy Bikers' Comfort Food (N) 18:00 Antiques Road Trip (N) 18:45 Pointless 19:30 BBC News 19:45 BBC Regional News and Weather 20:00 The One Show 20:30 Celebrity Mastermind 21:00 EastEnders 21:30 Would I Lie to You? (R) 22:00 Silent Witness (N) 23:00 BBC News at Ten 23:20 BBC Regional News and Weather 23:30 Match of the Day
00:30 The Real Marigold Hotel 01:30 Judi Dench: All the World's Her Stage (R) 02:30 Henry V (1989) 04:45 Holby City (R) 05:40 This Is BBC Two 06:50 Bargain Hunt (R) 07:50 Natural World (R) 08:50 Nature's Weirdest Events (R) 09:50 Over the Hedge (2006) 11:05 Megamind (2010) 12:35 Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out (R) 13:00 When in Rome (2009) 14:25 Coast (R) 15:00 Snow Babies (R) 16:00 Tropic of Cancer (R) 17:00 Final Score 18:15 Eggheads 18:45 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (R) 19:30 Great British Railway Journeys (N) 20:00 Rick Stein's Long Weekends (R) 21:00 University Challenge 21:30 An Island Parish (N) 22:00 Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney (N) 23:00 Charlie Brooker's 2016 Wipe (R)
00:45 Premiership Rugby Union 01:40 Jackpot247 04:00 Chopping Block (R) 04:50 ITV Nightscreen 06:05 The Jeremy Kyle Show 07:00 Dino Dan: Trek's Adventures (R) 07:30 Super 4 (R) 08:00 Oddbods (R) 08:05 A Grizzly New Year's Tale: The Crystal Eye (R) 08:35 Max Steel (R) 09:00 NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu (R) 09:20 Signed Stories (R) 09:25 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! 09:55 Mr Bean: The Animated Series (R) 10:10 Mr Bean: The Animated Series (R) 10:25 All Star Family Fortunes 11:10 Superman (1978) 14:00 ITV Lunchtime News 14:10 Off Their Rockers (R) 14:40 Diversity Presents Steal the Show (R) 15:40 Judge Rinder 16:45 Dickinson's Real Deal 17:45 Tipping Point (N) 18:45 The Chase 19:45 ITV Evening News 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 You've Been Framed! 21:30 Coronation Street 22:00 The Halcyon (N) 23:00 ITV News at Ten 23:15 Take Me Out (R)
00:00 Bowie, Prince & Music Legends We Lost in 2016 01:30 The Force: Manchester 02:30 Ross Kemp: Extreme World 03:30 A League of Their Own 04:00 Most Shocking 05:00 David Attenborough's Galapagos 06:00 David Attenborough's Conquest of the Skies 07:00 Monkey Life 08:00 Modern Family 10:00 Monkeys: An Amazing Animal Family 12:00 David Attenborough's Conquest of the Skies 15:00 David Attenborough's Galapagos 18:00 David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive 19:30 The Simpsons 21:00 The Late Late Show with James Corden 22:00 SWAT (2003)
00:00 Top of the Pops: 1982
00:20 Family Guy 01:20 American Dad! 02:20 The Cleveland Show 03:20 Teleshopping 06:50 ITV2 Nightscreen 07:00 The Hot Desk 07:10 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 07:35 The Cube 08:25 Emmerdale 08:55 Coronation Street 09:55 You've Been Framed! 11:25 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000) 13:10 Emmerdale 13:40 Coronation Street 14:40 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010) 16:20 Freaky Friday (2003) 18:25 King Kong (2005) 22:00 Family Guy
00:35 Top of the Pops: 1982 01:05 Pop Charts Britannia: 60 Years of the Top 10 02:35 Forever Young - How Rock 'n' Roll Grew Up 03:35 British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves 04:35 Close 20:00 The Queen Mary: Greatest Ocean Liner 21:00 How the Wild West Was Won with Ray Mears 22:00 Albert Nobbs (2011) 23:45
Drama at the BBC
00:35 8 Out of 10 Cats Does
23:00 First Dates Hotel (N)
00:30 Autopsy: The Last Hours Of (R) 01:30 Lip Sync Battle UK (R) 01:55 SuperCasino 05:00 Now That's Funny! (R) 05:50 Divine Designs (R) 06:40 Angels of Jarm (R) 06:50 Roary the Racing Car 07:00 The WotWots (R) 07:10 Lily's Driftwood Bay (R) 07:20 Fireman Sam (R) 07:30 Peppa Pig (R) 07:40 Bob the Builder (R) 07:50 Little Princess (R) 08:05 Pip Ahoy! (R) 08:20 Thomas & Friends (R) 08:35 Noddy 08:45 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom (R) 09:00 Wissper (R) 09:10 Peppa Pig (R) 09:30 Paw Patrol (R) 09:45 Toot the Tiny Tugboat 10:00 BattleBots 10:55 The Wright Stuff 13:50 BattleBots 14:30 World's Strongest Man 2016 (R) 15:30 Operation Crossbow 17:45 The Bridge at Remagen 20:00 Ken Dodd - In His Own Words (R) 21:55 5 News 22:00 Football on 5: The Championship 23:00 Football on 5: Goal Rush 23:30 The Most Shocking Celebrity Moments of 2016 (R)
00:50 Good Will Hunting 02:10 Lewis 03:50 Wycliffe 04:50 May the Best House Win 06:30 ITV3 Nightscreen 07:00 Wycliffe 07:55 The Darling Buds of May 09:00 Agatha Christie's Marple 11:00 Housewife, 49 13:00 An Audience with Victoria Wood 14:05 Heartbeat 15:05 The Royal 16:10 Where the Heart Is 17:20 Doctor in the House 17:55 You're Only Young Twice 18:25 George and Mildred 18:55 Heartbeat 20:00 Murder, She Wrote 21:00 Doc Martin 22:00 Long Lost Family 23:00 The Bletchley Circle
00:05 On Deadly Ground 01:05 Life on the Limit (2013) 03:25 Tommy Cooper 03:50 ITV4 Nightscreen 04:00 Teleshopping 07:00 The Professionals 07:50 Minder 08:45 Quincy ME 09:50 Ironside 10:50 Gunsmoke 11:55 Now Pay Attention 007 13:00 Pawn Stars 13:55 The Professionals 14:55 The Train Robbers 17:00 Cheyenne Autumn 20:05 Pawn Stars 21:00 Mr Bean 22:00 Billy Connolly's Tracks Across America 23:00 An Audience with Billy Connolly
Countdown (R) 01:35 Rude Tube (R) 03:25 Trigger Happy TV (R) 03:55 Hollyoaks (R) 06:05 Jamie's Comfort Food Bites (R) 06:15 King Kong (1976) 08:25 Formula 1 (R) 09:55 The Big Bang Theory (R) 10:20 The Big Bang Theory (R) 10:45 The Big Bang Theory (R) 11:15 Bandslam (2009) 13:20 The Simpsons (R) 13:55 The Simpsons (R) 14:25
(2012) 16:30 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) 18:30 The Simpsons (R) 19:00 The Simpsons (R) 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 20:30 Supercommuters: How Far Would You Go? 21:00 Food Unwrapped 22:00 The Undateables (N)
THE BIG CROSSWORD
Across 1 An Everlasting Love and I Just Wana Be Your Everything were both British hit singles for which singer who died in 1988, aged just 30? (4,4) 7 Which is the largest (in area) of the six New England states? (5) 8 Which English poet and prose writer’s best known work was Cider with Rosie, a memoir of the author’s boyhood in the Cotswold countryside? (6,3) 9 What name is applied to any one of the terminal members of a vertebrate’s foot? (3) 10 What name is given to the yellow or greenish viscid alkaline fluid secreted by the liver and passed into the duodenum where it aids especially in the emulsification and absorption of fats? (4) 11 What name is given to the bone on the thumb side of the human forearm? (6) 13 The name of which thick-soled boot worn by actors in ancient Greek tragedies has come to mean ‘tragedy’? (6) 14 Jean-Paul were the first names of which 20th century French novelist, playwright and exponent of existentialism? (6) 17 What was the surname of the 19th century French literary artist who produced a vast number of novels and short stories collectively called La Comédie humaine (The Human Comedy)? (6) 18 Which exclamation indicating
disapproval, rebuke, or contempt is also American slang for the buttocks? (4) 20 Which alcoholic beverage is brewed especially by rapid fermentation from an infusion of malt with the addition of hops? (3) 22 See 2 Down
23 Which city and port is the capital of Ghana? (5) 24 Telstar was which instrumental group’s first British number one hit single? (8) Down 1 Which Latin phrase means
the crossword grid FILL-IT-IN Complete by using the given words: 2 letter words As At He Ma 3 letter words Act Aid Are Ask Cue Eat Emu Era Get Inn Ode Oft Ore Pea Psi Rat Rob Sad She Sin Sit Sow Tar Tat Tea Ten The Try Vac Vis 4 letter words Acre Acts Ages Ante Area Arts Bast Earl Eddy Envy Free Hear
Ides Lego Less Liar Lies Lure Mine Oats Ogre Pond Purl Sale Sand Sane Snap Sore Sort Taco Tent Tree Twee Typo 5 letter words Aroma Could Egret Issue Manna Nitre Psalm Rebut Skims Spree Tired Vapid 6 letter words Arrest Ascend Marble Ornate Setter Tassel 7 letter words Antenna Respire 8 letter words Gremlins Selenium
‘without restraint or limit’? (2,3) 2/22 Which US general, who served as chief of staff and commanded Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II, accepted the surrender of Japan? (7,9) 3 What name is given to the
starting positions of cars on a racecourse? (4) 4 What name is given to an aromatic and usually oily and resinous substance flowing from various plants? (6) 5 What name is given to hands with the fingers clenched in the palm, as for hitting? (5) 6 Which sports official usually has the final authority in administering a game? (7) 7 What was the nationality of the popular entertainer Mario Moreno, better known as ‘Cantinflas’? (7) 12 What name is given to a document bearing record of graduation from or of a degree conferred by an educational institution? (7) 13 Which fruits of the genus Musa, of the family Musaceae, are one of the most important food crops of the world? (7) 15 Which word can mean ‘having come into contact’ or ‘slightly insane’? (7) 16 In the television/movie series The Cisco Kid, what was the name of the hero’s sidekick, played by actor Leo Carrillo? (6) 17 The surname of which character from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, means ‘to eject or emit violently’? (5) 19 What was the name of the Egyptian god of light and the son of Osiris and Isis? (5) 21 Fe is the chemical symbol for which heavy malleable ductile magnetic silver-white metallic element? (4)
The Big Crossword Answers
logic puzzle Logic puzzles require the solver to deduce the relationships between different people, places and things based on a limited number of clues given in the puzzle.
Remember: every item on the board belongs to one and only one person, no item will ever be shared. Using only the clues provided and simple deductive logic and reasoning, fill in the grid with Xs and Os to determine the solution.
1. Of the scientist who studies volcanos and Amanda, one has Tuesday off and the other bought the sodium-vapor light. 2. The scientist who studies tsunamis has a day off earlier in the week than the scientist who studies volcanos. 3. The scientist who studies volcanos is not Anna. 4. The one who has Thursday off is Amanda. 5. The scientist who studies tsunamis has a day off earlier in the week than the person who bought the fluorescent light. 6. The person who bought the LED light specializes in hurricanes. 7. The person who bought the neon light has a day off earlier in the week than the person who bought the sodium-vapor light. 8. Either the scientist who studies volcanos or the scientist who studies hurricanes is Zion. 9. The 5 people were the one who has Thursday off, Garrett, the scientist who studies earthquakes, the person who bought the fluorescent light, and the one who has Friday off. 10. The person who bought the mercury-vapor light is not Garrett or Anna.
Cryptic Across 1 Make up new form of maracas (7) 5 Basil's without love foundation (5) 8 Turn tee around for Hazel (3,4) 9 Hilaire Belloc uncovered protestor (5) 10 Love without change, where one finds respite (5) 11 Religious residence with Spanish outlet (7) 12 Sibyl is aeroplane's pilot returning with no trouble (6) 14 Princess teed off, tries to lose weight (6) 17 Daily tell a fib to Angel's boss (7) 19 Cobbler's tools persists (5) 22 Look high and low in Appeals Court (5) 23 Badly written letters of support (7) 24 Goes out with dried fruits (5) 25 Wanted to see a knight in action (7)
Down 1 Tropical fruit among corruption (5) 2 Point ties out on locations (5) 3 A looser mix for spray can (7) 4 Bureau found in Reichstag encyclopaedia (6) 5 Born a devious business leader (5) 6 Put through content (7) 7 Unhappy about player, but honoured (7) 12 The case, in the end, was fully packed (7) 13 Dover, for instance, puts water before wine (7) 15 Silliness is without a malady (7) 16 The New Testament is indeed spoilt (6) 18 High jinks strictly for the birds (5) 20 Instrument used in moving flight of steps (5) 21 Comes back up in deep sea diver's rush (5)
Standard Across 1 Eye makeup (7) 5 Foundation (5) 8 Hazel (3,4) 9 Revolutionary (5) 10 Refuge (5) 11 Nunnery (7) 12 Effortlessly (6) 14 Fasted (6) 17 Mr Chaplin (7) 19 Shoemakers' tools (5) 22 Scrub (5) 23 Braced framework (7) 24 Courts (5) 25 Wanted (7)
Down 1 Tropical fruit (5) 2 Locations (5) 3 Spray can (7) 4 Bureau (6) 5 Nobleman (5) 6 Theme (7) 7 Greeted (7) 12 Surrounded (7) 13 Harbour (7) 15 Disease (7) 16 Bent (6) 18 Songbirds (5) 20 Indian lute (5) 21 Rush (5)
Solution for Logic Puzzle
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The Back Stage Interview with Zodiac Duo This week Artists Direct-Spain caught up with Zodiac Duo during their hectic schedule. These two boys love nothing more than entertaining and strutting their stuff all across the Costa Blanca. They have regular bookings in several Hotels in the Benidorm area and also travel to Torrevieja and surrounding areas for parties and regular gigs. Gary and Keith are real life partners and it was really entertaining just chatting to them. They can be booked direct at artistsdirect-spain.com Who are you and what do you do? We’re Duo Zodiac, a vocal harmony two boy duo, working on the Costa Blanca for 14 years now. Our music styles range from 1950’s to about 2000’s, from dance music to show songs, We love to mix and match to suit the audience we are entertaining at the time, we also love to involve our audience and work with them and of course entertain !!
What would you be doing if you were not an entertainer? Gary says; I don’t know as I’ve always been in the entertainment business from leaving school. Keith says ; Running a bar or hotel. As an entertainer who has been your biggest influence? This is a difficult one to answer because we have a mixed repertoire and from many genres. We feel that every artiste has an influence on you , one way or another. Do you ever get nervous or have you suffered stage fright? No not now, we treat it as fun night, doing something we love.
How did you start in the business? Gary is from Weymouth, Dorset and has been in the business for 34 years since 1981, starting in a trio called The Grahames in Weymouth, Dorset, then moved to Blackpool in the early 90’s to form a successful duo called 2nd Dimension, then met Keith and moved to Spain in 2001 to become Duo Zodiac. Keith is from Nottingham but has lived in many different parts of the UK including Bournemouth and Brighton, then had a business in Blackpool called ‘Karena Guesthouse’ which is where Keith and Gary met in 2001, when they moved to Spain and the rest is history.
What was your best moment? When you know you’ve done your job and the audience really appreciate you and thank you with lovely comments at the end, that means so much. What has been your worst moment? When you get a crowd or few people that are really drunk, they think they can do your job and of course think you’re miming. What’s the best piece of advice you have received or would give someone starting out in the business? Listen to your fans, always do songs and material that people love, not what you like, always show that you enjoy your job, always be yourself and down to earth. Any little anecdotes or interesting stories? hahaha .. hmmm .. make sure your flies on your trousers are done up when you go on stage, for the guys we mean.
After Hours at the Mexi Mundo As you arrive on the terrace it really does feel like a little piece of Mexico in Spain – perfect on those balmy summer evenings. Inside is very spacious and the tables are beautifully set. Mexican food is renowned for its freshness and this is true of Mexi Mundo and there are some real treats to be had; Tacos, Quesadilla, Nachos, Enchiladas, Burritos, BBQ rack of ribs and a Mexican steak. Whats On Costa Blanca caught up with the staff at Mexi Mundo International Restaurant this week. See what meal deals they each day of the week and their menus on their page on the website at whatson-costablanca.com Sharing a brandy with the lovely staff at Mexi Mundo Mexican Cantina and International Restaurant on Urbanisation Altos del Limonar this week was something special. This lovely venue can be seen off the CV905 on the right travelling towards Torrevieja. The roof top solarium has been turned into a mini golf course offering adults and kids the chance to do something more than just ‘eating out’. They offer more than famous Mexican dishes, they also offer an
International Menu that has mouthwatering appealing with dishes such as Plank Steak which is a rib eye steak served on a wooden oak plank and served with mash potato and béarnaise sauce. Great for those who have people in their parties that prefer more traditional food as well as Mexican food lovers. Every week on Thursday evenings they offer a Tex-Mex buffet with as much as you can eat for the price of €7.50 per person and every night they offer a three course Menu del Noche including wine and beer for €9.50.
There can’t be too many places where you can go and enjoy good food and also enjoy having a few drinks before and maybe afterwards as well, up on the solarium playing 18 holes of mini golf with outstanding views across the mountains. The
course is well designed and certain to make the evening a night out to remember. Mexi Mundo Mexican Cantina and International Restaurant also offer a takeaway service with a 10% discount on all takeaway orders. The winner of the recent competition to win a menu del noche for two was won by David Male who correctly answered the question: what day do Mexi Mundo hold their Tex Mex Eat As Much As You Want buffet, which of course is Thursday. Hope David enjoys his meal. You can find Mexi Mundo Mexican Cantina just off the CV905 dual carriageway – just after the San Luis Roundabout (Orange Casas Agents on the corner). You can access either off that roundabout or the next roundabout which has the Indoor Market just off to the left going in towards Torrevieja. To book a table telephone 966 789 368 or 671 656 462
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The Big Christmas Trivia Quiz a turkey’s neck? 40 Which spirit is traditionally added to butter and served with Christmas pudding? 41 True or False: Before turkey, the traditional English Christmas dinner included a pig’s head smothered in mustard. 42 Visions of which sweet foodstuff danced in children’s heads as they slept, according to Clement Clarke Moore’s poem “‘Twas the Night before Christmas”? 43 In Oaxaca City, Mexico, Noche de rábanos is celebrated every 23rd December. Which food gives this festival its name? 44 Approximately how many turkeys were purchased at Christmas 2013 in the UK; 1 million, 10 million, or 20 million? 45 What is a ‘Bûche de Noël’, commonly eaten in France at Christmas? 46 What would you be drinking if you had ‘Glühwein’? 47 Which type of sweet bread loaf, which originated in Milan, is traditionally eaten at Christmas in Italy and many other European countries? 48 Which Christmas food is it considered good luck to eat one of on each of the 12 days of Christmas? 49 As the clock chimes midnight to ring in the New Year, a Spanish tradition involves eating twelve of what – one for each chime? 50 Which type of tree was the partridge sitting in, according to a well-known Christmas song? 51 When was the first Christmas card sent? Who designed it? 52 Canada, The U.K., and most other Commonwealth countries officially celebrate the day after Christmas as what holiday? 53 How do you say “Merry Christmas” in Spanish? 54 Similar to tinsel, these long strips of shiny foil are used to decorate a Christmas tree. What are they called? 55 What are two other names for Santa Claus? 56 True or False: The first Christmas tree appeared in the United States. 57 What country has the tradition of filling children’s clogs with candy and treats on December 5? 58 Who created Rudolph, the most popular reindeer of Santa Claus? 59 How many reindeer drive Santa Claus’ sleigh (counting Rudolph)? 60 Who once stole Christmas?
Answers 15 To and From 1 Egypt 16 January 7th 2 Stephen 17 England 3 Bells 18 Turkey 4 White 19 Norway 5 He places his finger on the side of 20 Angel his nose, gives a smile and a nod. 21 Alabama 6 Six 22 Oklahoma 7 Blitzen, Comet, Cupid, Dasher, 23 Arnold Schwarzenegger Prancer, Vixen, Dancer, and Donner 24 The Grinch 8 Coca Cola 25 Bing Crosby 9 Gold and Silver 26 Ebenezer 10 Cookies and milk 27 Charles Dickens 11 Pere Noel 28 Four 12 Donner, which means thunder 29 The Polar Express in German, and Blitzen, which 30 30 Your FREE point means lightning 31 Eggnog 32 Germany 33 Pigs in blankets
1 After leaving Bethlehem, to which country did Joseph, Mary, and Jesus travel? 2 Christmas is celebrated on the 25th of December. Who is the patron saint remembered on the 26th of December? 3 Every elf has this ornament on the tip of their shoes. Which ornament are we talking about? 4 Everyone is familiar with the mistletoe tradition. What is the color of the berries of the plant? 5 How does Santa Claus go back up the chimney to continue his journey of delivering gifts? 6 How many points does a snowflake traditionally have? 7 Name the eight original Reindeer. 8 One of the most famous Cola companies in the world used to have advertisements featuring a happy, smiling Santa Claus. Name the company 9 Red and green are the two colors most associated with Christmas. Which are the two other colors, according to Christmas holiday trivia, that are also extremely popular in this season? 10 Traditionally, kids leave out snacks for Santa Claus. What are these snacks? 11 Traditions of Christmas around the world will tell you that Santa Claus is known by many names. What is the French name for Santa Claus? 12 Two of the reindeers are named after weather phenomenon. Name the reindeer. 13 What are the gifts that the Three Wise Men gave baby Jesus, according to Christmas history? 14 What is the name of Ebenezer Scrooge’s
partner, from the play, A Christmas Carol? 15 What two phrases will you almost always find on Christmas gift tags? 16 When does the Russian Orthodox Church celebrate Christmas? 17 Which country can be credited with the creation of the Christmas beverage, eggnog? 18 Which country does St. Nicholas originally belong to? 19 Which country gifts the Christmas tree that is placed at the Trafalgar Square in London, according to Christmas tradition? 20 Which is the most popular ornament used to place at the top of the Christmas tree? 21 Which was the first state in the United States to recognize Christmas as an official holiday? 22 Which was the last state in the United States that declared Christmas a legal holiday? 23 Who was the star of the Christmas movie Jingle All the Way? 24 Who tries to stop Christmas from coming, by stealing all things of Christmas from “the Who’s”? 25 Who was the star of the movie titled White Christmas? 26 What is the first name of Scrooge, the principal character of the novel, A Christmas Carol? 27 Who was the author of A Christmas Carol? 28 How many ghosts are there in A Christmas Carol? 29 What was the name of the animated Christmas movie featuring Tom Hanks? 30 30 Give yourself a free point, glass of warm milk and a cookie, just for getting this far... 31 Which milk-based beverage is available around the Christmas holidays and comes in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions? 32 Stollen is the traditional fruit cake of which country? 33 What name is given to small sausages wrapped in bacon, a staple at a British Christmas dinner? 34 The red and white costume of Father Christmas was allegedly first introduced by which drinks manufacturer? 35 In which direction should you stir mincemeat for good luck; clockwise or anti-clockwise? 36 What would you stick into an onion, when following a traditional bread sauce recipe? 37 A swede is a cross between which two vegetables? 38 What is a female turkey called? 39 What is the name of the skin that hangs from
13 Gold, Myrrh, and Frankincense 14 Jacob Marley
This holiday, challenge your friends and family to a few good-natured Christmas games of trivia. Use our Trivia Questions and Answers to play a trivia game. The easiest way to play is to divide your group into pairs or teams of three or more players. Have one person designated to call out questions. The caller can either ask a question letting teams or pairs take turns answering or call out a question and let the first person to respond answer. If you have a small group and people are playing individually, you can give each person a question in turn. Every right answer gets a point. You can set a predetermined number of points necessary for winning the game or simply play until you run out of questions and whoever has the most points wins the game OR: just answer them yourself for fun.
department store. 46 Mulled wine 47 Panettone (a type of sweet 59 Nine bread) 60 The Grinch similar acceptable)
34 Coca-Cola 48 Mince Pies 35 Clockwise 49 Grapes 36 Cloves 50 Pear 37 A cabbage and a turnip 51 The first Christmas card was sent in 1843 and was designed by John 38 A hen Horsley. 39 Wattle 40 Brandy 52 Boxing Day 41 True 53 Feliz Navidad 42 Sugar-plums 54 Icicles 43 Radish; Noche de rábanos is 55 Saint Nick and Kris Kringle Night of the Radishes when 56 False Mexican craftsmen create carvings 57 The Netherlands from root vegetables. 58 Robert L. May created Rudolph in 1939, when he wrote a 44 10 million 45 Yule log (cake/chocolate log or Christmas-themed story-poem to
All Time Favourite! 10 Must Watch Christmas Movies To Share With Your Families! The Festive Season is upon us and it's time to sit back and have a great time with the family. The warmth in your home, the smell of all the roasting, pies and custards, your life seems like as if taken from a movie plot. And talking about a movie or a film, this long holiday is the perfect time to watch movies together with your family. Here is the list of 10 must watch all time favourite Christmas movies that you can share with your family.
9. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Christmas is filled with joy and it’s filled with nightmares. The third sequel to Vacation explores the latter. It’s pitch perfect. The uproarious sewer explosion is something we all now wish on our most annoying family members. “Merry Christmas, the shitter’s full!” 8. A Christmas Story
10. A Charlie Brown Christmas
Because it’s the first of the Peanuts cartoons, Charlie Brown Christmas also deserves “short film” recognition. Even if religion doesn’t factor into your Christmas, Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy and the rest of the gang’s realization of the overcommercialization of the holiday serves as a timeless lesson melodically enhance by the Vince Guardaldi Trio. As an important adult once put it, “WAH WAH WAH WAH WAMP WAH.”
Don’t hate this movie because it's on every year and some some stations insist on playing the movie for 24 hours straight. The cavalcade of familial horrors — that leg lamp, man — are still as punchy as ever. Being a kid sucks. A Christmas Story makes remembering that fact all OK. 7. Holiday Inn Before Irving Berlin repurposed “White Christmas” for the movie of
the same name, it debuted in Holiday Inn, a musical romp that hits all its major beats on Christmas. The stars aligned for Holiday Inn, with Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire showing off their skills in full force. 6. Home Alone Is it wrong that I still want to live a weekend by myself, Home Alonestyle? Macaulay Culkin got his Christmas wish, eating ice cream and watching gangster movies while his parents lost their minds trying to get home over the holiday. It became our fantasy. Though the climax is what sells the movie — the epic Rube Goldberg death match between Kevin and the Wet Bandits — but every moment entertains. Kevin’s preparation for the showdown set to “Carol of the Bells” is iconic. 5. Babes in Toyland (1934) Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy’s adventure through the fantasy world of Toyland may be one of the most uproarious movies of all time, Christmas-themed or not. You could plop the duo in a Judd Apatow movie today and their comedy would click — they’re that universal. Surrounding them is pure imagination, with costumes and sets ranging from
horrifying to goofy. Laurel and Hardy at the top of their game.
brilliant movie. It takes it’s merry ol’ time getting to the juicy stuff, but when Bailey meets Clarence the Angel, the whirlwind of feelings begins. 3. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Though Rudolph’s nose squeak is among the most heinous noises ever committed to film, the Rankin & Bass stop-motion cartoon is heartwarming, cheerful, and downright bizarre. I don’t know what
recreational substances helped someone throw a dentist elf, misfit toys, and Burl Ives into one movie, but they did it and we’re grateful. 2. The Muppet Christmas Carol The holidays are all about dropping cynicism to relish in the mushier spectrum of human emotion. The Muppets were born from those feelings. Pitting them against Michael Caine’s Scrooge, who
never misses a cue when talking down to his felt costars, reinvents the time-honored classic. The music by Paul Williams and the framework of Gonzo as Dickens is pure magic. Despite being lauded by Christmas movie fanatics, Muppet Christmas Carol is still underappreciated. 1. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
4. It’s a Wonderful Life Many will say the Frank Capra classic is too far down on the list, even at #4. The truth is, the redemptive story of George Bailey (James Stewart) is a great movie, not a
There’s nothing like the original. The ’47 Miracle has the court room gravitas of 12 Angry Men, the otherworldliness of It’s a Wonderful Life, and manages to turn Santa into a humanistic star. It’s Christmas on trial and the holiday spirit prevails — could there be a better message?
EU Opens Up Floodgates For Mortgage Repayments From Spanish Banks By Andreu & Alenda firstname.lastname@example.org
A Ruling from the EU this week has overturned a previous ruling from the Spanish Supreme Court, which initially protected Spanish Banks from certain mortgage repayments. The ruling means that Spanish banks may have to repay Billions of Euros to Mortgage Customers, The banks involved include Banco Popular Espanol SA and BBVA (Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA) after a final ruling by the European Union’s top court. In essence, borrowers who paid too much interest on home loans pre-dating a May 2013 Spanish ruling on so-called “clausulas suelo” or 'mortgage floors' are now entitled to a refund from their banks, proclaimed judges at the EU Court of Justice in Luxembourg on Wednesday. The “clausulas suelo” or 'mortgage floors' were interest clauses, that were included in most variable home mortgages, This clause set a minimum interest rate that the client should pay, regardless of what the Euribor was valued at. Thus variable interest was calculated with the Banks adding a rate to the Euribor (the main benchmark for most mortgages in Spain), and this limitation prevented those affected from benefiting from the Euribo’s fall in value and thus a fall in their mortgage repayment rate. The EU Court of Justice said that a proposed time limit on the refunds is illegal and the Spanish Supreme Court ruing is now null and void and customers shouldn’t be bound by such unfair terms. In May 2013, the Spanish Supreme Court considered these clauses abusive, on the understanding that consumers had not been
informed of the economic and legal burden imposed on them. This ruling limited the maximum retroactivity so that its nullity only had future effects, so consumers would not be repaid what was previously paid due to this clause up to that date. This term of limitation has now been overturned. Since that judgment from the Spanish Supreme Court, clents started asking the banks to reimburse them the sums paid for the excess interest resulting from the application of the floor clauses after May 9, 2013. An appeal was filed before the Court of Justice of the European Union to rule on whether or not such a limitation of compensation infringes European consumer protection rules. The Court of Justice interprets EU law to make sure it is applied in the same way in all EU countries, and settles legal disputes between national governments and EU institutions. There was a preliminary ruling giving reason to the financial entities, and this discourage all consumers as judgements usually respect this preliminary reasoning although it is not binding. The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled on Wednesday, that financial institutions should now reimburse any consumers affected by the clauses with the full amount that has been overcharged since the beginning of each mortgage contract, and not only from May 9, 2013, as determined by the Supreme Court. From when can the sentence be applied? It has immediate effect. Who can claim against the bank? Any client who has not yet claimed, either before their financial institution or before the courts, may
demand the refund of the amounts even if your mortgage has already being paid, as long as it was not more than four years ago. Will the banks refund me if I do not make a claim? No, the banks will only refund you if a petition is filed. They will study petitions, case by case, to verify whether the client has accepted the formal conditions of the mortgage and the good faith rules haven’t been broken. They will try to avoid payments. These petitions can be filed before your financial entity or in court. Is the refunded amount subject to taxes? Part of what the bank returns to those who overpaid for “ land clauses” as a result of the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) should go directly to the Inland Revenue. This point affects those who have a habitual residence acquired before 2013 and, therefore, deduct the principal sum and interest of the mortgage destined to pay it, in their yearly tax forms. Upon receipt of the refund, it will be found that in the corresponding years they benefited from a deduction higher than that which they were entitled to. We recommend you to contact your tax adviser to deal with this matter as all the previous tax forms from the last four years, will need to be modified. Andreu & Alenda Lawyers has been taking actions against the banks since May 2013. If you are in this situation and you think you deserve to be compensated, do not hesitate to contact us at: C/. Caballero de Rodas, nº 27, 2º C, Torrevieja, phone 966 927 799 or by email: email@example.com.
Has The Christmas Lottery Touched You? Congratulations. We Hope You Were One Of The Lucky Ones What is the expiration period to cash a lottery ticket? National lottery prizes expire after three months from the following day of the draw. After that term, the State gets all the prices not collected.
By Andreu & Alenda Lawyers Were you one of the lucky ones to win money on Thursday's Christmas Lottery? If you have a ticket you can check the winning status at any official Lotto Kiosk or Online at: www.laloterianavidad.com. The Spanish Christmas Lottery or simply Lotería de Navidad, has been organized every year since 1812 by a branch of the Spanish Public Administration, now called Loterías y Apuestas del Estado. The name Sorteo de Navidad was used for the first time in 1892. The Spanish Christmas lottery is the second longest continuously running lottery in the world. This includes the years during the Spanish Civil War when the lottery draw was held in Valencia after the Republicans were forced to relocate their capital from Madrid. After the overthrow of the Republican government the lottery continued uninterrupted under the Franco regime. As measured by the total prize payout, the Spanish Christmas Lottery is considered the biggest lottery worldwide. In 2015, with 18 million
pre-printed 200€ tickets to sell, the maximum total amount available for all prizes would be 2.52€ billion (70% of ticket sales). The total prize for the first place El Gordo ("the big one") jackpot would be 720€ million. This year's (2016) winning number was 66513 with the winning tickets sold in Madrid. A number of top five prize tickets were sold in the region including: Bigastro, Torreagüera and Hondón de los Frailes and especially in San Pedro del Pinatar (see Page 3). If you were lucky enough to have El Gordo, number 66513, your ticket is worth 400,000€
Where can I cash my lottery ticket? Up to 3,000€, it can be cash at any sale point of lottery tickets. If the amount is higher, you must cash it at the appointed financial institutions (BBVA, CaixaBank, Banco Popular, Bankia and CECA). You need to bring your identity card, normally a Passport or DNI, to cash the ticket. What tax implications are there to winning a lottery prize? The first 2,500€ of any prize is not taxed. It’s over the amount of 2,500€, the Inland Revenue applies a 20% retention of the amount won. The tax is retained by the bank before they pay you for your ticket. In the event that the winner does not reside in Spain, the bank has to hold aside the retention at the time of paying the prize; the Tax Agency clarifies that it can request the return afterwards to avoid international double taxation.
TV To Watch Over Christmas From the return of Doctor Who to a True Detective-style thriller from France and several animations for the Christmas season, make time for these programmes, To Walk Invisible The story of the Brontës and their creative endeavours in their gloomy parsonage on the Yorkshire Moors
has fascinated many over the years. And the BBC is bringing the story to life in this new two-hour film written and directed by scribe-of the moment Sally Wainwright (of Happy Valley fame). Jonathan Pryce (Wolf Hall, Game of Thrones) plays paterfamilias Patrick with Wuthering Heights author Emily played by Chloe Pirrie, Charlotte by Finn Atkins, and Charlie Murphy portraying the slightly more level-headed younger sister Anne. Alcoholic brother Branwell, whose destructive behaviour threatened to destroy his family, will be played by Adam Nagaitis. Premieres 29 December on BBC1. (Credit: BBC) The Witness for the Prosecution The Witness for the ProsecutionThis is based on an Agatha Christie short story (just 23 pages) that was written in 1925. It has already been turned into a successful stage play and a much-loved film directed by Billy Wilder, but there is still much excitement for this new production not least because of the stellar cast. Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall plays the part of the murder victim – glamorous and rich Emily French – in the 1920s courtroom-set drama. The story focuses on Leonard Vole – a chancer who has inherited the victim’s fortune – and his partner, the enigmatic chorus girl Romaine (played by Andrea Riseborough, the British star of dramas such as the Oscar-winning film Birdman and Netflix’s Bloodline). Premieres 26 December on BBC1. (Credit: BBC) Delicious DeliciousAn intriguing relationship drama with a twist, the focus is on Celebrity chef Leo (Games of Thrones star Ian Glen) who has a beautiful wife Sam (Emilia Fox) and a thriving hotel business where he indulges his passion for cooking. But he’s having an affair with his first wife Gina (Dawn French), an inspired cook herself who taught him his best recipes. Set in Cornwall, the home of smash hit
BBC1 drama Poldark, this is tautly written – and looks ravishing. Premieres 30 December on Sky 1. (Credit: Sky TV) We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Channel 4 has caught a big one with its animated version of Michael Rosen’s much-loved story – the one with the refrain familiar to many children: “We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We're not scared.” The animation is believed to have nabbed the much-vaunted cover of the Christmas Radio Times and sees Broadchurch star Olivia Colman play the mum in the story of a family’s adventure in search of a bear. Premieres 24 December on Channel 4. (Credit: Channel 4) Revolting Rhymes Another Christmas animation, this time the BBC has weaved together a yarn from Roald Dahl’s alternative book of fairy tale poems, Revolting Rhymes. The collection of six rhymes, which retell classic stories with different twists and endings, were written by Dahl in 1982, but the BBC has put a modern spin on them as two half-hour films. Features a sharp voice cast, including David Walliams and Rob Brydon, with Gemma Chan voicing Snow White, Dominic West playing the Wolf and Rose Leslie bringing to life Red Riding Hood. Premieres 26 December on BBC1. (Credit: BBC) Jonathan Creek Alan Davies’ sleuth has enjoyed nearly 20 years on the box as the master of the locked-room mystery. He’s been off air for a while – which explains the excitement surrounding this 90-minute special alongside a glittering cast including Warwick Davis (Star Wars, Life’s Too Short), Emun Elliott (The Paradise, Game Of
Thrones), Ken Bones (Dr Who, Atlantis) and Rosalind March (Calendar Girls, The Evermoor Chronicles). The story centres on a 19th Century sorcerer named Jacob Surtees who summoned the powers of Hell to terrorise and subjugate his victims at his home, Daemons’ Roost. One hundred and fifty years after his death the house is occupied by another, equally macabre, figure: veteran horror film director Nathan Clore. With his health now failing,
Clore has summoned home his stepdaughter Alison, to share with her the chilling truth of what happened to her family there. Premieres 28 December on BBC1. (Credit: BBC) The Doctor Who Christmas Special Doctor Who fans have had to wait for more helpings of the sci-fi classic, but it returns to BBC1 on Christmas Day, a full 365 days since Peter Capaldi last stepped through the blue doors of the Tardis. The new Christmas adventure, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, has a superhero
twist and sees the Doctor team up with a super-powered vigilante called The Ghost (Justin Chatwin) and a journalist (Charity Wakefield) to save New York City from alien attack. This may be the last Christmas special for showrunner Steven Moffat before he hands over the sonic screwdriver to Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall for more adventures in time and space.
But Moffat does have the small matter of a farewell series in April before that. Premieres 25 December on BBC1. (Credit: BBC) Shut Eye A stylish 10-part thriller set in the world of storefront psychics and the organized crime syndicate that runs the trade, this has Breaking Bad producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein behind it. Jeffrey Donovan plays a con artist psychic – who suddenly discovers he may actually have the powers he has feigned. A ‘shut eye’ is a magician who starts to believe his tricks and the line between reality and fraudulent lies are increasingly blurred, especially when various people come to try and kill him. Kadee Strickland, Isabella Rossellini, David Zayas and Emmanuelle Chriqui co-star. Premieres 7 December on Hulu. (Credit: Hulu)
Mercedes F1 tech chief Paddy Lowe moves to Williams By Nigel Owen Mercedes technical chief Paddy Lowe is poised to make a shock switch to Williams next season, with multiple sources indicating that he has accepted an offer to join the Grove-based team. On the back of three consecutive Formula 1 world championship titles, Lowe’s future at Mercedes had been the subject of speculation for months after it emerged his contract was due to run out at the end of the year.
running a team. Should the Lowe move happen, then it is almost certain that former Ferrari technical director James Allison will be drafted into Mercedes to replace him and work alongside Wolff. Lowe joined Williams in (1987-1993). In 1987 Lowe was employed by Williams as Joint Head of Electronics. He spent six years at Williams, during which time he oversaw the development of active suspension, used to help Nigel Mansell win the 1992 World Championship.
Talks between Lowe and Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff about extending his deal had been delayed until after the season, but it emerged this week that the intensity of the negotiations had ramped up after a rival team had made a serious bid to lure Lowe away. According to sources with good knowledge of the situation, that team is Williams – which is looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2016 campaign, where it dropped to fifth place in the constructors’ championship battle.
Lowe moved to McLaren in 1993, when he was employed as Head of Research and Development, a department subsequently renamed Vehicle Technology. He was head of the department for eight years until 2001, when he was appointed Chief Engineer Systems Development, a role focusing on the race programme for the McLaren MP4-20. In May 2005 he assumed the role of Engineering Director, which gave him responsibility for all the engineering departments. In January 2011 Lowe became the team's Technical Director. Lowe moved to the Mercedes Formula One team as Executive Director on 3 June 2013. In 2015 Lowe was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Along with his elder brother Professor Michael Lowe they are the first brothers to be elected Fellows of the Academy.
Although there has been no official confirmation from either team on the situation, it is understood that Lowe has indicated that he will accept what Williams has to offer. Furthermore, with his contract at Mercedes due to expire on December 31, it is
possible that he will not be forced to take a lengthy period of gardening leave – meaning he could be able to switch teams for the start of 2017 season. It is unclear exactly what Lowe’s position will be at Williams, but it has been thought for some time that its technical chief Pat Symonds has been looking to bow out of F1 after a lengthy career. There could, as such, be a transition phase, where Symonds hands over control to Lowe so that he can retire at the end of 2017. Lowe may, however, take on even greater team management responsibilities, as it has been clear that his motivation for the prior move from McLaren to Mercedes was to be involved in
M Sport unveils all new 2017 Ford Fiesta WRC By Nigel Owen M-Sport has become the second World Rally Championship constructor to unveil its 2017 car for the new technical regulations, its Ford Fiesta WRC. Ford has tested the car extensively in recent months, racking up 3,972 miles, including with out of contract Sebastien Ogier last month, as it looks to lure the four-time world champion following Volkswagen's WRC exit. Next year's new regulations are headlined by more aggressive aerodynamics, 380bhp through bigger turbo restrictors and a centre
differential. M-Sport's testing programme will continue next week. Every team is starting on an equal footing and they are confident that they have produced another car which is capable of challenging and winning at the very highest level. More than 95% has been designed from scratch and the team has had whatever they've wanted to build the best possible car. No expense has been spared, and they will start the 2017 season with one goal in mind to return to the top step of the podium. M-Sport follows Hyundai in showcasing its 2017 WRC contender the
Korean manufacturer having launched its i20 WRC last week. Honda has announced it will continue to compete in the World Touring Car Championship in 2017. The Japanese manufacturer's current agreement to race in the series runs out at the end of this year, but has committed to competing in the 2017 campaign. Honda has been Citroen's closest challenger in the manufacturers' standings throughout the 2016 season, and went toe-to-toe with the reigning champion team in the first part of the campaign. Lada is set to end its involvement in the World Touring Car Championship at the end of the current
2016 season. The Russian marque first entered the WTCC in 2008 and has
competed in every campaign since 2012, and formally confirmed its exit from the championship on November 10. Lada has enjoyed its most competitive season in the WTCC this year; Gabriele Tarquini scored the team's first win since it switched to running a Vesta model to the championship's TC1 regs in 2015 at Moscow Raceway in June.
This week in History December 24 1963 New York’s Idlewild Airport is renamed JFK Airport in honor of the murdered President Kennedy. 1966 A Soviet research vehicle soft-lands on the moon. 1967 The Greek Junta frees ex-Premier Papandreou. 1968 The first pictures of an Earth-rise over the
moon are seen as the crew of Apollo 8 orbits the moon. 1970 Nine GIs are killed and nine are wounded by friendly fire in Vietnam. 1972 Hanoi bars all peace talks with the United States until U.S. air raids over North Vietnam stop. 1974 An oil tanker’s spill pollutes 1,600 square miles of Japan’s Inland Sea. 1974 Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. 2005 Chad declares a state of war against Sudan in the wake of the Dec. 18 attack on the town of Adre, in which approximately 100 people were killed. Born on December 24 1809 Christopher Kit Carson, one of the most famous mountain men and scouts in the West. 1905 Howard Hughes, American industrialist, aviator, film producer, and director. 1922 Ava Gardner, film actress (The Barefoot Contessa, The Sun Also Rises). 1923 US Army Major General George S. Patton IV, son of Gen. George Patton of World War II fame. 1929 Mary Higgins Clark, author of suspense novels (Where are the Children, Daddy’s Gone A-
Hunting). 1955 Scott Fischer, mountain climber and guide; first American to reach the summit of Lhotse, the world’s fourth-highest mountain. 1971 Ricky Martin, Puerto Rican pop musician. 1973 Stephenie Meyer, author best known for her young-adult, vampire romance series Twilight. 1974 Ryan Seacrest, radio personality, TV host; host of American Idol TV talent competition. December 25 1944 Prime Minister Winston Churchill goes to Athens to seek an end to the Greek civil war. 1946 Chiang Kai-shek offers a new Chinese
constitution in Nanking pledging universal suffrage. 1950 Scottish nationalists steal the Stone of Scone from the British coronation throne in Westminster Abbey. The 485 pound stone was recovered in April 1951. 1962 The Bay of Pigs captives, upon their return to the United States, vow to return to Cuba and topple Fidel Castro. 1973 U.S. astronauts onboard the Skylab space station take a seven-hour walk in space and photograph the comet Kohoutek. 1976 Over 100 Muslims, returning from a pilgrimage to Mecca, die when their boat sinks. 1979 Egypt begins major restoration of the Sphinx. 1991 Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet Union’s first and last executive president, resigns. The Soviet Union no longer exsists. 2006 James Brown, the “Godfather of Soul”, dies at age 73. Born on December 25 1939 Bob James, Grammy-winning jazz musician, arranger and producer. 1945 Noel Redding, singer, songwriter, musician; member of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Noel Redding Band and other groups. 1945 Ken Stabler, pro football quarterback
nicknamed “The Snake” for his ability to evade tacklers. 1946 Jimmy Buffett, singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer, actor (“Margaritaville,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise”). 1948 Alia Baha Ad-Din Touqan, Queen consort of Jordan, third wife of King Hussein of Jordan; died in a helicopter crash in 1977; Amman’s international airport is named in her honor. 1948 Barbara Mandrell, country singer; twice Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year (“Sleeping Single in a Double Bed”). 1949 Sissy Spacek, actress; won Academy Award for Best Actress portraying country singer Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980). 1954 Annie Lennox, Scottish singer, songwriter, activist; member of Eurythmics band. 1954 Steve Wariner, country singer, songwriter, musician (“All Roads Lead to You,”“Life’s Highway”). December 26 1962 Eight East Berliners escape to West Berlin, crashing through gates in an armor-plated bus. 1966 Dr. Maulana Karenga celebrates the first Kwanza, a seven-day African-American celebration of family and heritage. 1979 The Soviet Union flies 5,000 troops to intervene in the Afghanistan conflict. 1982 Time magazine chooses a personal computer as it “Man of the Year,” the first nonhuman ever to receive the honor. 1991 The Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union
formally dissolves the Soviet Union. 1996 JonBenet Ramsey, a six-year-old beauty queen, is found beaten and strangled to death. 1999 Lothar, a violent, 36-hour windstorm begins; it kills 137 and causes $1.3 billion (US dollars) damage in Central Europe. 2004 A tsunami caused by a 9.3-magnitude earthquake kills more than 230,000 along the rim of the Indian Ocean.
2006 Former U.S. President Gerald R. Ford dies at age 93. Ford was the only unelected president in America’s history. Born on December 26 1891 Henry Miller, American writer. 1893 Mao Tse-tung, founding father of the People’s Republic of China. 1894 Jean Toomer, poet and novelist who figured prominently in the Harlem Renaissance (Cane). 1914 Richard Widmark, actor (Kiss of Death); member of Western Performers Hall of Fame. 1921 Steve Allen, radio and TV personality. 1927 Alan King, comedian, actor, producer, author (How to Pick Up Girls, Night and the CIty). 1939 Phil Spector, record producer; creator of the “Wall of Sound” production method. 1942 Dan Massey, social activist, author; cofounder and CEO of VenusPlusX. 1945 John Walsh, TV personality, victims rights advocate; created of America’s Most Wanted TV series. 2000 Samuel Sevian, chess prodigy; at age 12
became youngest-ever United States International Master. December 27 1968 The United States agrees to sell F-4 Phantom jets to Israel. 1979 President Hafizullah Amin of Afghanistan is ousted and murdered in a coup backed by the Soviet Union, beginning a war that will last more than 10 years. 1983 President Reagan takes all responsibility for the lack of security in Beirut that allowed a terrorist
on a suicide mission to kill 241 Marines. 1984 Four Polish officers are tried for the slaying of Reverend Jerzy Popieluszko. 1985 Palestinian guerrillas kill 18 people at airports in Rome and Vienna. 1996 Taliban forces retake strategic Bagram Airfield during Afghan civil war. 2001 China receives permanent normal trade relations with the US. 2004 Radiation reaches Earth from the brightest extrasolar event ever witnessed, an explosion of magnetar SGR 1806-20. 2007 Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto assassinated. Born on December 27 1571 Johannes Kepler, German astronomer and mathematician. 1822 Louis Pasteur, French chemist and
support Francisco Franco’s forces. 1938 France orders the doubling of forces in Somaliland; two warships are sent. 1946 The French declare martial law in Vietnam as a full-scale war appears inevitable. 1948 Premier Nokrashy Pasha of Egypt is assassinated by a member of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood because of his failure to achieve victory in the war against Israel. 1951 The United States pays $120,000 to free four fliers convicted of espionage in Hungary. 1965 The United States bars oil sales to Rhodesia. 1968 Israel attacks an airport in Beirut, destroying 13 planes. 1971 The U.S. Justice Department sues Mississippi officials for ignoring the voting ballots of blacks in that state. Born on December 28 1856 Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the United States. 1882 Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington, English astronomer who confirmed Einstein’s theory of relativity. 1902 Mortimer J. Adler, American philosopher, educator and writer. 1903 John Von Neumann, Hungarian-born mathematician. December 29 1849 Gas lighting is installed in the White House. 1862 Union General William T. Sherman‘s troops try to gain the north side of Vicksburg in the Battle of Chickasaw Bluffs.
microbiologist. 1829 Hinton Helper, southern abolitionist who wrote The Impending Crisis. 1901 Marlene Dietrich, German-born singer and actress. 1919 Major General Charles Sweeney, the pilot of Bocks Car, the B-29 that dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. 1943 Cokie Roberts, American broadcast journalist. 1948 Gerard Depardieu, one of the most prolific character actors in film history. 1971 Savannah Guthrie, journalist; co-host of NBC’s The Today Show. 1975 Heather O’Rourke, child actress discovered at age 5 by Stephen Spielberg; she died at age 12
(Poltergeist film series) December 28 1688 William of Orange makes a triumphant march into London as James II flees. 1694 George I of England gets divorced. 1846 Iowa is admitted as the 29th State of the Union. 1872 A U.S. Army force defeats a group of Apache warriors at Salt River Canyon, Arizona Territory, with 57 Indians killed but only one soldier. 1904 Farmers in Georgia burn two million bales of cotton to prop up falling prices. 1920 The United States resumes the deportation of communists and suspected communists. 1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt states, “The definite policy of the United States, from now on, is one opposed to armed intervention.” 1936 Benito Mussolini sends planes to Spain to
1890 The last major conflict of the Indian wars takes place at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota after Colonel James W. Forsyth of the 7th Cavalry tries to disarm Chief Big Foot and his followers. 1914 The production of Belgian newspapers is halted to protest German censorship. 1921 Sears Roebuck president Julius Rosenwald pledges $20 million of his personal fortune to help Sears through hard times. 1926 Germany and Italy sign an arbitration treaty. 1934 Japan formally denounces Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. 1940 In a radio interview, President Roosevelt proclaims the United States to be the “arsenal of democracy.” 1940 London suffers its most devastating air raid when Germans firebomb the city on the evening of December 29. 1948 Tito declares Yugoslavia will follow its own path to Communism. 1956 President Dwight Eisenhower asks Congress for the authority to oppose Soviet aggression in the Middle East. 1965 A Christmas truce is observed in Vietnam, while President Johnson tries to get the North Vietnamese to the bargaining table. 1981 President Ronald Reagan curtails Soviet trade in reprisal for its harsh policies on Poland. Born on December 29 1721 Madam Jeanne Poisson de Pompadour, influential mistress of Louis XV, who was later blamed for France’s defeat in the Seven Years’ War. 1800 Charles Goodyear, inventor of vulcanized
Gardening45 rubber for tires. 1808 Andrew Johnson, American vice president who succeeded Lincoln after the April 15, 1865, assassination. 1809 William E. Gladstone, British prime minister. 1907 Robert C. Weaver, the first African American to serve on a president’s cabinet. He was Lyndon Baines Johnson‘s secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the first man ever to hold that post. December 30 1460 The Duke of York is defeated and killed by Lancastrians at the Battle of Wakefield.
1803 The United States takes possession of the Louisiana area from France at New Orleans with a simple ceremony, the simultaneous lowering and raising of the national flags. 1861 Banks in the United States suspend the practice of redeeming paper money for metal currency, a practice that would continue until 1879. 1862 The draft of the Emancipation Proclamation is finished and circulated among President Abraham Lincoln‘s cabinet for comment. 1905 Governor Frank Steunenberg of Idaho is killed by an assassin’s bomb. 1922 Soviet Russia is renamed the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. 1932 The Soviet Union bars food handouts for housewives under 36 years of age. They must now work to eat. 1947 Romania’s King Michael is forced to abdicate by Soviet-backed Communists. Communists now control all of Eastern Europe. 1965 Ferdinand E. Marcos is sworn in as the Philippine Republic’s sixth president. 1976 Governor Carey of New York pardons seven
inmates, closing the book on the Attica uprising. 2006 Saddam Hussein, former Iraq dictator, is executed by hanging for crimes committed against his own people during his rule. Born on December 30 1865 Rudyard Kipling, British author (Jungle Book, Soldiers Three). 1867 Simon Guggenheim, philanthropist and U.S. senator for Colorado. 1884 Tojo Hideki, Japanese Prime Minister during World War II. 1928 Bo Diddley, blues composer and singer. 1935 Sandy Koufax, Hall of Fame left-handed pitcher with the L.A. Dodgers.
Festive Trivial Trivia
Trivial Trivia For Christmas: Merry Christmas, Everyone.... Non-dairy creamer is flammable. The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the “American Pie.” (Thus the name of the Don McLean song.) Texas is also the only state that is allowed to fly its state flag at the same height as the U.S. flag. The names of the three wise monkeys are: Mizaru: See no evil, Mikazaru: Hear no evil, and Mazaru: Speak no evil. When opossums are playing ‘possum, they are not “playing.” They actually pass out from sheer terror.
protests has a name—Scabby. When the computer mouse was invented, it was called the “X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System.”
The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades – King David, Clubs – Alexander the Great, Hearts – Charlemagne, and Diamonds – Julius Caesar. Only one McDonald’s in the world has turquoise arches. Government officials in Sedona, Arizona, thought the yellow would look bad with the natural red rock of the city. The Lebowski-inspired Church of the Latter-Day Dude says it has ordained over 100,000 Dudeist priests. “Silver Bells” was called “Tinkle Bells” until cocomposer Jay Livingston’s wife told him “tinkle” had another meaning.
believe in the concept of first footing. The first visitors one sees or the one who first person to step into the house after the clock strikes midnight is considered to bring either good luck or bad fortune. The first visitor is also expected to carry a gift that signifies wealth and prosperity.
Michael Jackson’s 1988 autobiography Moonwalk was edited by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The Vatican Bank is the world’s only bank that allows ATM users to perform transactions in Latin. The Procrastinators’ Club of America newsletter is called Last Month’s Newsletter. A milliHelen is the quantity of beauty required to launch just one ship. The German word kummerspeck means excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally, grief bacon. The sum of all the numbers on a roulette wheel is 666. At the 2010 Grammy Awards, Taylor Swift won more Grammys (4) than Elvis did his entire career (3). When Coca-Cola announced the return of Coke’s original formula in 1985, ABC News interrupted General Hospital to break the story. The giant inflatable rat that shows up at union
New Year’s Day Trivial Trivia According to the records as found with the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the number of vehicles stolen on the New Year’s Day is much higher than that registered on any other national holiday. People across different parts of the world widely
New Year’s strange traditions also feature embracing of anything that comes in round or ring shape as such a shape is said to symbolize ‘completion of a full circle.”There is a popular belief in several cultures that shape of a ring brings in good fortune. Therefore, people prefer to consume cakes in round shape or donuts to attract wealth. Fireworks were banned and thus came into existence the Time Square New Year’s Eve Ball that became highly famous for its illumination on New Year’s Day. It was in 1907 that the first ball was lighted up, made of wood and iron and weighing around 700-pounds. The first ball was decorated with over a hundred 25watts light bulbs. Time Square New Year’s Eve Ball of today has come to weigh around 11,875-pounds and is 12 feet in diameter. The ball is designed by Waterford Crystal and adorned with nearly 2,668 Waterford crystals. The wartime restrictions became the reason for not lowering the New Year’s Eve ball in 1942 and 1943.
across the Times Square are picked up and used by visitors to the site for conveying their greetings and wishes for the New Year. The wishes are gathered and added to the ton of the confetti, which is eventually being showered on the crowd gathered in Times Square for celebrations marked to ring in the New Year. There is long-lived New Year tradition of burning effigies and dolls in several parts of the world on the eve of the New Year Day. Dolls are burnt to get rid of the evil spirits of the past and to wash away the bad
memories. People in Puerto Rico, Colombia and Cuba ring in the New Year by putting on fire a life-size doll with the belief that by burning it they would also be able to bury the haunting and painful experiences of the past. People in countries like Mexico, Bolivia and Italy also follow a New Year tradition of wearing red underwear on the eve of the New Year. It is said to bring good luck for the entire year, while yellow underwear is also worn on the New Year’s Day as it symbolizes money. Some of the countries also follow the ritual of eating some lucky foods for the New Year. Spain has the ritual of eating twelve grapes-each for a month to bring about good fortune in the upcoming year. In Philippines, people prefer to eat food items in round shape to secure happiness and invite economic prosperity all round the year. The common belief behind lighting up fireworks in some countries on New Year’s Day is that it not only illuminates the sky but also dispels bad spirits and unpleasant memories of the past. Chinese New Year is celebrated the second full moon after the winter solstice. In ancient Rome the new year began on March 1.
The first month of the year in the Gregorian calendarJanuary has been named after God Janus, who holds two faces. One face of the God look backwards, while the other one look towards the future and represents the ‘spirit of the opening’. An interesting trivia about the New Year is the wishes being written and collected from visitors to Times Square in New York City. Pieces of confetti strewn
The traditional New Year’s song, “Auld Lang Syne,” means, “times gone by.” The top 10 resolutions are usually to lose weight, eat more healthily, exercise more, stop smoking, stick to a budget, save money, get more organized, be more patient, find a better job and to just be a better person over all.
Snow in the Sierra Bernia
By David Hudson
Following the terrific rainfalls along the entire Mediterranean coast last week, during the Christmas period many people head towards the mountains to do a spot of skiing. I was asked again about my travels in our 600 and with the recent heavy snow in parts of Spain this is a good start. More of this story can be seen in edition 606. In those early days of classics the clubs supported each other and especially being Vice President of the eleventh Spanish 600 & Classic club to be formed in Spain. Snow has been as close as Almoradi and I have travelled on a 200kms trip back from Albacette in a snow storm with my 600. But I think that this story may interest you. We started off in our SEAT 600E from Torrevieja in the dark one Sunday in January 2005 at 7.30am and to help us on our way it was freezing and raining. Being in a car designed in the 50s it took sometime to warm up but eventually the windows cleared and we got warm. Our destination was Benissa 150 kms north of Alicante near Denia to meet other Spanish Clubs to help the town celebrate their Feria of San Antonio with a Medieval street fair and exhibitions of crafts. We were invited by the organising Club Amics 600 Denia to display our cars in a reserved area as part of the fiesta. At the service area near Elche we joined members from Amigos 600 Elche resulting in a fine display of Cars and Motorcycles.
the alcohol limit is much lower than in the UK.
Approaching Alicante the rain stopped and the sky lightened with streaks of pink and orange. Passing Benidorm it looked like a summers day except for the foot of snow by the side of the motorway. Only a few days before the motorway was closed due to the large fall of snow and was only opened the day before to traffic. We eventually entered Benissa and parked in the exhibition area, joining cars from Javea, Denia and Albacete. The line of 70 Classic cars snaked ahead in the snow up the mountain that lay behind Guardalest which overlooks Benidorm. You could almost sense the excitement of the Spaniards who may have only seen snow on the television but never physically been out in it. It was now that I was pleased we had a police escort as passing became nerve racking with sheer drops only inches away. Still there is always a sense of
adventure when we go out in our little 600 especially as our Spanish friends do not know fear or worry about the unknown. Finally we arrived at the top. Everyone piled out of their cars and very soon there were snowballs everywhere. After a display we carefully descented down the hill and back to Benissa for Lunch. And a further display pf cars. Then it was time to say goodbye to friends old and new and get into our car once more for the two hour journey of 150 kms. and home. More than 300 kms in total and quite a trip. And don't forget, if you are headed to an area of snow, you must carry snow socks or chains for your tyres. Driving under the influence With the Christmas season now well and truly in force, and staying with us until January 6th, 2017, Torrevieja Councillor Fanny Serrano recently announced a local police campaign to combat driving under the influence. During 2016, 1,300 vehicle accidents were reported to the police in Torrevieja. A recent national report says that 30% of drivers in Spain are under the influence of drugs or alcohol of which drugs have overtaken alcohol as the most used. This week it was announced that 25,000 police checks are made each and every day and last weekend there were 23 deaths on the roads. To address this problem the Torrevieja police will test drivers involved in accidents with a saliva drug test. If the
police think that any driver may be over the alcohol limit then they will be given a breath test for alcohol. For visitors or non residents who are here at this time please remember that drugs also include medicine from the chemist that advises not to drive while taking them. Also
According to a recent report by Spain's Traffic Department, the DGT, last week Trafico carried out more than 25,000 daily tests looking for alcohol and drug drivers. As is usual in recent years around this time, the Director General of Traffic is launching an awareness campaign about the risk posed by the use of psychoactive substances and driving, at a time of year when alcohol consumption and other drugs increases due to meals and Christmas dinners. A report conducted annually by the National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Science (INTCF) regarding drivers killed in 2015, noted that 43.10% of drivers analysed, tested positive for alcohol, drugs and / or psychotropic drugs. Drive Safe and have a merry Christmas and a Happy New year.
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