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06 Latest Brighton & Hove News Seven days of headlines with Phil Mills; Frank le Duc on changes in Portslade schools, saving our pubs, plus the newly appointed head of the Regency Society in Brighton & Hove 10 Sport: Brighton & Hove Albion That big win against Southampton; BHAWFC news; Jake Forster-Caskey; Bristol City then and now 12 Bare Cheek The Bare Cheek honours list; domestic substitutions 12 Mad Matt Matt Whistler has an appetite for destruction 13 City Speak Ruby plays it safe; Tasha wonders if opposites do attract; Will is optimistic about the end of the world 14 Snapshots Brighton award-winning author David Alderton 14 Competitions Win Christine Bleakley’s new workout DVD and Mary Black’s new album Stories From The Steeples 15 Celebcity Celeb cameos in Spamalot, Frankie Corcozza’s bad hair day and Celebrity Big Brother news

The Vote: Brighton & Hove is Latest TV’s answer to Question Time! Three heavyweight politicians – Lord Bassam of Brighton, City Council Leader Bill Randall, and Mike Weatherley MP – debate the big political issues in Brighton and Hove as well as naming their awards for the political stars of 2011. Your referee for the event is Frank le Duc and, as you might expect, it makes exciting viewing.

L7 INTERVIEW 18 Chef Michel Roux Jr takes time away from his busy kitchen to talk about his new show The Roux Legacy

LIFESTYLE 17 Cover feature: Holiday On Ice Tropicana – The Passion Tour turns up the heat 19 Andrew Kay’s Food & Drink; Hotlist Andrew enjoys the beef at The Coal Shed 21 Health & Beauty Winter wonders to see you through till spring


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We also feature a film on Occupy Brighton, and Green Party Leader Caroline Lucas MP is interviewed about new local energy from wind farms and the launch of The Eco Technology Show 2012 in Brighton and Hove. The Treason Show’s Mark Brailsford adds the essential government information. The Vote is Brighton & Hove’s political show and will be weekly coming soon. Watch Brighton Lights at

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22 Reviews & Bookings The Nutcracker reviewed; Sinead O’Connor in concert 23 Latest Brighton Download Chart The Last Cry’s ‘Rebekka’ reaches the top spot 24 Latest Previews Steve McQueen’s Shame in cinemas, The Xcerts, IOU Comedy and Theatre Royal Brighton’s new season 28 Stars; TV Highlights & Listings Horoscopes with Val Aviv; a look at the latest TV imports, plus your free seven page TV guide


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include a young black bouncy staffy called Cola and Hilly, a quiet and sweet-natured adult female staffy. There is also Haggis, a young male Scottish/Cairn terrier. Izzie Blanden, animal welfare officer for the council, said: “There is an increase in people breeding dogs, especially staffies and other bullbreeds. In the current economic climate they are struggling to look after them. This is leading to an influx of abandoned young dogs at a time of year when there is traditionally an increase. We urgently need to find good homes for the animals, which have been abandoned through no fault of their own. For more information about these dogs and others looking to start the new year in a new home contact the animal welfare team on 01273 292446.

7 days of headlines with phil mills Albion to get new training centre, abandoned puppies need home and strawberries at Christmas


appy New Year to all our readers, even though joy is in short supply as I write – from my bed at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. Slipping on muddy grass down a bank on the golf course on New Year's Day resulted in a knee joint exploding, which required surgery to repair a torn tendon. Thanks to chums Gordon Eaton and Bob Tully for coming to the rescue and thanks also to the ambulance crew and the RSCH staff, from the theatre crew to the cleaners. Fear not. Despite all the grumbles about the NHS, I can report patients are in excellent hands. There are plenty of grumbles elsewhere to welcome in the new year but let's not dwell too long on them because there still is a lot of good news to shout about. Brighton and Hove Albion has announced it is going for a £22m state-of-the-art training centre in Lancing, a plan that clearly spells out the club's ambitions and intentions to join the big boys in the Premier League. And the city is expecting to receive £2.5m for a centre to trial new breakthroughs in the fight against cancer, a disease that affects one in three of the population. The deal will be a joint effort between Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the RSCH, and St Barts Hospital in London. They will form part of a network of 18 similar centres around the UK and funded by Cancer Research UK and the Dept

Brighton & Hove City Council leader Bill Randall on why he loves Burning the Clocks


Perhaps the strangest story over the festive season happened in Patcham where resident Tina Robertson discovered strawberries growing in her back garden on Christmas Day. “I planted them from seed in the Spring but they didn’t fruit in the summer. I couldn't believe my eyes when I spotted the berries – they weren't huge but they made a tasty and unusual Christmas treat. “It was really weird and it got the family singing the Beatles song – Strawberry Fields Forever.” Did you have any weird holiday experiences? Email Happy New Year!

Brighton Marina’s Kirsty Pollard says there’s fun to be had at the Bowlplex ooking for an activity the whole family can enjoy? Ten pin bowling and leisure centre provider, Bowlplex, have launched a brand new SEGA Active Zone experience. With state-of-the-art equipment and interactive amusement games for you and your family to enjoy available now at Brighton Marina.


Come rain or shine, a family visit to Bowlplex won’t be ruined by the dull and dreary winter weather. Bowlplex – The Great Indoors let me sum up for you what they do best: • Lightweight bowling balls, ramps and bumpers means that nobody gets left out. • Plenty of information on how to bowl, so don’t let the fact that you haven’t bowled in years deter you. It’s like riding a bicycle! • So much more than bowling! Let the fun and competition continue in the brand new SEGA Active Zone. • Sit back and enjoy a chilled pint or glass or wine in the bar. • No added extras – shoes are included in the price • What about pool/snooker pit?

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work with dozens of local schools and community groups leading up to the event. More than 1,000 children get involved in the event. They’re encouraged to invest their lanterns with their wishes, hopes and fears for the year to come – and at the end of the parade they all throw them onto a huge bonfire. It’s a unique community event that brings the whole city together to Photo: © Malcom Bull

hat a great advert Burning the Clocks is for this wonderful city of ours! To any of the 25,000 or so people who were there I’m preaching to the converted. But just in case this amazing event has passed you by since it started in 1995 – Burning the Clocks is our city’s celebration of the Winter Solstice (21 December). It combines a massive lantern parade through the city centre with a spectacular fire and fireworks show. It’s organised by local community group Same Sky, who

of Health. The first trials are due to begin early this year. Not such pleasant news came from the East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service which reported how a goose had been shot through the neck by a dart gun. And there have now been two sex attacks in Brighton city centre. Police are looking for a man aged around 30, 6ft with short cropped hair. Call Sussex Police on 0845 6070999. New blue badges for disabled drivers with a special hologram to combat copying came into effect on 1 January. They are being billed as more efficient and a step forward in fighting badge fraud, but they cost £10 mind. Meanwhile, 14 abandoned young dogs, some of them puppies, were picked up in Brighton and Hove by the council’s animal welfare team over the Christmas period. And with no more space to house them because shelters are full, the public are being asked to help.The dogs

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mark the shortest day and usher in the new sun. I’ve been going to Burning the Clocks for years with my children and now my grandchildren. Like this great city we live in, it’s phenomenally creative, exciting and entrancing. The site of over 1,000 children marching through the city centre with the lanterns they’ve made held aloft is extraordinary. It’s a reminder that there is more to the Christmas season that rampant commercialism. And it’s also a reminder of the wonderful contribution our young people make to society. I’m delighted that the council is continuing to support this event. To find out more, or to get involved as a supporter or sponsor visit

The new SEGA Active Zone features a range of family favourite amusements with a twist, from the Sonic Sports Collection such as Sonic Sports Air Hockey and Sonic Sports Basketball. Finding an activity for the kids with everything under one roof has never been easier. Customer parking is also a breeze with 1,500 free parking spaces available to all marina visitors in the MSCP.


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FRANKTALKING Insight, comment and analysis from the editor of Brighton & Hove News, Frank le Duc

Why pubs need a fair measure

operate a tie on other drinks, even soft drinks, and the restrictions can even extend to gaming machines. A committee of MPs said in a 2009 report: “The dispute over the tie could be ended easily: every lessee could be offered the choice of being free or being tied. This would enable both sides to prove their competing claims.” Big pub companies justify the higher prices for a tied house by saying that they give individual publicans a low-cost and low-risk chance to run their own A row brewing in the pub trade is going to leave a business. Yet a few months ago Brighton and Hove Licensees Association said in nasty taste in our mouths if ministers bottle it a report to the council: “There is a high level of business churn in public houses throughout the city with many businesses going into administration. One power struggle is taking place between David and Goliath in the pub trade. national pub company landlord has informed us that of the 65 sites in Brighton On Thursday an MP will ask the government to make good on its promise and Hove they lease out there have been 33 business failures since 2008.” to help cut Goliath down to size. If ministers hold back, the MP, Adrian The costs and risks appear to be out of balance in a distortion of market Bailey, fears that more pubs will close and more of the pub trade Davids will be power that a previous government tried to tackle by changing the law. The out of a job and drowning in debt. “beer orders” in 1989 targeted the big brewers which were then cast as the The minnows in this debate include the tenants and leaseholders who run villains of the piece. Among other things the beer orders required tied pubs to many of the 300-odd pubs across Brighton and Hove. While I hesitate to be allowed to stock a guest ale. describe the giant pub companies as sharks, others have been less On Thursday Mr Bailey, the Labour MP for West Bromwich, will call on the restrained. A cross-party committee of MPs even referred in an official report government to introduce a statutory code of practice for the trade and an to a “history of... intimidating behaviour by pub independent adjudicator. He chairs the cross-party companies”. House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Chris Wright, from specialist debt adviser Twinpier, Committee. The Conservative MP for Brighton who has dealt with a number of financially troubled Kemptown Simon Kirby is one of its 11 members. He “They need to bring pubs locally, said: “The abuses of the pub companies built up a chain of pubs and clubs before selling them back a sense of fairness. and moving into politics. Mr Kirby said: “As an MP with are chronic and historic and are well documented. These are abuses of people who lack economic experience of the pub trade who sits on the It’s a shocking problem. previous power. They need to bring back a sense of fairness. committee I am keen to help local pubs and I will be It’s a shocking problem. It’s almost Dickensian.” listening closely to the debate.” It’s almost Dickensian” The nub of the problem is that the big pub They need help. But Punch Taverns, Enterprise companies hold all the cards in their dealings with Inns and the other big pub companies seem to be individual publicans. They dictate the terms which, keeping an unfair slice of the takings. All this comes controversially, include what is known as the beer tie. Tied houses must as pubs already struggle with a tough economic climate, high levels of duty buy their beer from the pub company. They are not allowed to buy cheaper and cut-price competition from the supermarkets. Any abuse of a position of beer elsewhere. strength by the Goliaths of the sector merely places one more obstacle in the Tied houses pay much more for a barrel than a free house – that is, a pub way of a thriving pub trade. And that’s not just bad for the tenant Davids and that is not a tied house. The genuine free houses are those run by an for genuine free trade but bad for our communities. It’s time to call time on independent publican or a small local company. Many big pub companies also unfair practices. n


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LATEST INBOX New Act Night review As one of the 12 terrified souls, thank you so much for the positive review [New Act Night at Komedia, 7 December 2011]. I was really proud of the efforts of all of us, and as you say, a testimony to the great coaching we received from Jill [Edwards]. Ken Langfield, via Join Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus Brighton Gay Men's Chorus (BGMC) will be welcoming new members this January. Whether you are a confident singer or a

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School for the future The newest academy in Brighton and Hove has big plans for its premises and its pupils


omorrow one of the nine secondary schools in Brighton and Hove will learn whether it can build a sixth form centre and science block fit for the 21st century. The Portslade Aldridge Community Academy wants to spend £12 million on an extension at its Chalky Road site and a refurbishment and remodelling of the rest of the school. The planning application is expected to be approved although the Green administration which runs Brighton and Hove City Council has its reservations about the very idea of academy schools. Stuart McLaughlin is the principal at Portslade – or PACA – and said that the academy has a vision but is constrained by its buildings. Those buildings whether Mr McLaughlin would survive. include a 1920s block with long corridors and a disused quad on the Chalky He said: “I was disappointed I didn’t get the principal’s job at Falmer but I Road site and a separate sixth form centre about a mile away on the corner of think it was the right decision. In order to get the transformation that was High Street and Mile Oak Road. He wants to bring all his students together on required, you need to get a change in the thinking at the top.” one site. And he wants that site to contain a school fit for the future. However painful the decision must have been at the time, both schools can Unsurprisingly, technology will be a key part of the refit. Mr McLaughlin, 51, boast vastly improved exam results since the changes were made. Last wants pupils to be able to use wireless technology summer 72 per cent of Portslade pupils achieved anywhere in the school. He wants bright, open spaces – five or more GCSEs with grades of A* to C compared easier for staff to monitor – and a physical heart to the with 38 per cent when Mr McLaughlin joined. The “We’re about more than school. To this end, a hub will be created by the students’ percentage whose five or more A* to C grades entrance which will be separate to the entrance for exam results. We will give included maths and English was 41 per cent, up adults. And he wants distinct areas for “schools within from 25 per cent when he joined. our students the skills to the school”. Shortly after Mr McLaughlin’s arrival the school Since taking over two years ago, Mr McLaughlin has was placed in “special measures” by Ofsted, the be successful in life” created four houses – Delta, Dragon, Lunar and Victory. official watchdog. But inspectors are now seeing a The house system is used to foster team spirit and coschool which is measurably improving. He said: “As operation as well as an element of competition – and an Aldridge academy, we’re about more than exam they break the school up into more manageable units. These are the schools results. We will give our students the skills to be successful in life such as within the school. Each house has a specialism – enterprise, science and sport, entrepreneurship and resilience.” creativity, and culture and communication. Each has its own teaching staff and Having said that, the planning decision tomorrow will make a difference to management. And each has its own colours. The pupils’ ties are the most the pursuit of better exam results and academic excellence. The proposed commonly visible sign of those colours. And those pupils wear a jacket and tie to extension will house a new science centre with dedicated labs for the separate school. sciences – physics, chemistry and biology. He hopes that work will start at Many of the changes at Portslade have echoes with the way that fee-paying Easter and be finished by September next year. It will be interesting to see who schools operate. And this is deliberate. There is an ambition for his pupils which opens the new building. After all, the sports centre – shared by the school and extends beyond the usual quest for good exam results. Although he wants those too. Mr McLaughlin said that the school had a set of core values devised by the pupils and pinned up all round the school as a reminder. Those values are achievement, teamwork, respect, responsibility and perserverance.


Each has a few lines of explanation and the final heading, perserverance, includes a reference to a word that you don’t often hear in schools these days – failure. Mr McLaughlin said that he and some of his staff would have preferred a different word. But the children insisted that they wanted it to be absolutely clear. The academy’s sponsor, Sir Rod Aldridge, has also talked about failure in the past. He has cited his failure to pass the 11-plus as a spur to his later success as he tried to prove himself. Mr McLaughlin, 51, is also an example of someone who has perservered and overcome adversity. He was the head of Falmer High when the Aldridge Foundation took over. But he was passed over for the job of principal at the reborn school – now the Brighton Aldridge Community Academy. The former PE and history teacher didn’t take long to find a new job running Portslade Community College. When the school was in line to become an academy and the Aldridge Foundation was announced as the sponsor, some people wondered

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A Regency prince National Trust chairman Sir Simon Jenkins is the new Regency Society president. Frank le Duc asks what it means for Brighton and Hove


he oldest conservation society in Brighton past, present and future? “I think on the whole and Hove pulled off something of a coup when Brighton and Hove is getting it right,” he said. “The Sir Simon Jenkins agreed to join its ranks. On integrity of the seafront has been retained apart New Year’s Day he succeeded the late Duke of from the Brighton Centre. Grafton as president of the society. Sir Simon, He did not lend his support to the society when chairman of the National Trust and England’s it opposed the King Alfred proposal five to six unofficial conservationist-in-chief, is regarded in years ago. He admires Frank Gehry, the architect some quarters as something of a national treasure. most associated with the controversial design. He has long held Brighton and Hove in his “There was a fuss a few years ago about the King affections. He said: “I lived in Brighton for two or Alfred in Hove,” he said. “But had it not been so three years when my parents were here when I big, that would have been an interesting addition. was young. It was in the mid- to late-1960s. My If something is too big, it’s too big. That’s the thing father was teaching at the university. I love the about the seafront terraces. They’re grand but architecture.” they’re not big.” Jenkins has a long track While not expressing an record of writing about and opinion on the Brighton Eye “The West Pier was trying to preserve Britain’s – or i360 observation tower architectural heritage. He is a wonderful. I have many – he is clear that the West Guardian columnist and Pier should not be left to rot writes regular opinion pieces happy memories of it. in the sea. “It’s an for the Evening Standard, outrageous option. It’s a There’s no reason why which he edited in the 1970s. totally tragic site. The West He was later editor of The Pier was wonderful and I it can’t be rebuilt” Times. He has written two have many happy popular and respected books memories of it. There’s no on our past glories – England’s Thousand Best reason why it can’t be rebuilt. It was a second Churches and England’s Thousand Best Houses. The Royal Pavilion.” former features St Michael and All Angels in the The Pavilion is pivotal to an event that looks Clifton Hill area, not far from his 1960s home, and likely to raise the Regency Society’s profile in the the vast and imposing St Bartholomew’s, just off autumn. The Regency society weekend is being London Road. The Royal Pavilion and Preston Manor organised jointly with the Royal Pavilion and are included in the latter. Museums Foundation and the University of He said: “I’ve always liked architecture. When I Brighton from 12–14 October 2012. started at the Evening Standard in London I wrote Mary McKean, Regency Society chair, described about planning.” He also learnt about some of Sir Simon as ‘an important national figure who England’s architectural glories in another early job would inspire the society’, adding: “We won’t have in journalism at Country Life magazine. much of his time but we will have his blessing.” While the role of president may be regarded as The society campaigns for the preservation and titular, Jenkins could well lend his name to support enhancement of the historic architecture of any big campaigns. Not surprisingly he has strong Brighton and Hove. It also has a varied views about the integrity of the way Brighton and programme of trips and tours for members. Hove looks and develops. He said: “The point about Membership costs £15, or £25 for a couple. Brighton and Hove is that they’re very much of a Vienna is on the horizon and another tour will take piece. It’s not about individual buildings. It was in the architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh planned. The skyline is so important.” in Glasgow. The society’s lectures are popular and Are there other towns and cities – say, Bath, a themed quiz night on 29 February should Oxford, Chester, York or Edinburgh – which offer include some interesting images. For more lessons in how to manage the old and new, the information visit n

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Parents, governors and staff in Peacehaven are holding a public meeting to oppose the proposed merger of two schools. The meeting tomorrow (Wednesday) comes after more than 700 people – or more than 95 per cent of respondents – opposed the merger when consulted about it by East Sussex County Council. Despite the overwhelming opposition the council is pushing ahead with the merger of Peacehaven Infant School and Hoddern Junior. They are due to close at the end of August and reopen at the start of September with a single head teacher and a joint management team. The council believes that the proposed merger will raise standards and be more efficient. The schools will remain on separate sites. Phil Clarke, secretary of the local National Union of Teachers branch, said: “It is disappointing that a public campaign needs to be started to get the council to listen to the views of parents. It is widely recognised how well the schools work together already and parents have shown overwhelmingly they do not agree with amalgamating the schools.” He said that the final insult was that at least £30,000 would be paid to contractors simply to change the school’s name because there was a PFI (private finance initiative) contract. No changes to the building would be made and the figure could double if payment was needed for each school. The meeting is at the Meridian Centre at 4pm tomorrow.

n PUPILS GIVEN JOUSTING LESSONS ON STAGE AT THEATRE ROYAL BRIGHTON More than 170 children and college students have been given the chance to learn mock jousting, dancing and singing on the stage of the Theatre Royal in Brighton. The youngsters from Saltdean, Rottingdean, Telscombe and Peacehaven will also be treated to a matinee performance of Spamalot, the theatre’s Christmas show. Tutors from MGA performing arts academy in Fonthill Road, Hove, run the workshops. The sessions, which are sponsored by Southern Water, culminate in the 9 to 16-year-olds forming a coconut orchestra. Andy Shaddick, from Southern Water, said: “This is the third year that we have worked with Theatre Royal Brighton to stage theatre workshops for local schools. The pupils are taught the importance of staying hydrated during exercise and the energy and enthusiasm that the pupils put into the workshops means that this learning is put into immediate effect. It is really satisfying that even more pupils are taking part this year and that they have all had a fantastic time.”

n ANNIVERSARY YEAR OPENS WITH THEATRE OF THE YEAR AWARD The Regional Theatre of the Year Award has been won by the Chichester Festival Theatre. The award was given by The Stage, the newspaper for the entertainment industry, in recognition of the theatre’s achievements during Festival 2011. The judging panel voted unanimously voted for the Festival Theatre, saying “It was a stunning year for this regional powerhouse.” The theatre’s artistic director Jonathan Church said: “We’re absolutely delighted to receive this award from The Stage. It’s very gratifying to have this acknowledgement of our work, particularly at the start of our 50th anniversary year. Our success has been possible because of the incredibly hard work of our staff, actors, creative teams, commercial partners and, of course, the ongoing support of our audiences.” The theatre said that Festival 2011 was one of the most successful in its history. Top Girls transferred to the West End last summer after a critically acclaimed run and Singin’ in the Rain and Sweeney Todd are about to open in the West End.

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She responded to Conservative suggestions that academies were freed from the control of councils and their bureaucracy by saying: “We don’t have control of our schools as a local authority. All the bureaucracy comes from central government. One local head teacher said recently that freedom from local authority control meant freedom from local authority support. At this time we are going to stick to our principles which are against academies.” She also opposed the creation of “free schools”. At least one free school has been proposed for Brighton and Hove. She was criticised by the council’s opposition Labour group leader Gill Mitchell. She said that the Green Party should take the money being made available by the government for academies and free schools. She accused the Greens of putting their political principles before the good of the children of Brighton and Hove. The debate locally has become particularly heated because there is a shortage of primary school places, especially in Portslade and central Hove. Parents have until next Monday (16 January) to choose an infant, junior or primary school for next September. But opposition councillors say that parents are having to make a choice without all the information that they need. They said that a final decision had still to be made about how many places would be available in each school. Given the renewed push by Mr Gove to turn more schools into academies, it is only a matter of time before the there is a furore locally once more. The arguments have echoes of the battles between supporters of grammar schools and comprehensives. But with primary schools also in the frame for change, this may well be a debate that rages deeper and wider.


community – was officially opened in 1973 by Margaret Thatcher. She was Education Secretary at the time and was greeted by chants of “Thatcher, Thatcher, Milk Snatcher!” for ending free school milk. But even with the changes that have already been made, Mr McLaughlin is confident of progress. He expects his current Year 9 students to achieve the school’s best results yet. He became a PE teacher in the era when Brian Glover’s brutal depiction in Kes rang alarmingly true. He said that the teaching profession had changed enormously since he started his career. He is determined that his children – not just his two daughters but all those in his care – have the academic qualifications and the life skills needed to stand a better chance when they leave. While the building plans are important, it is clear that they are just part of a much bigger picture. n

THE DEBATE RAGES Education Secretary Michael Gove waded into the debate about academy schools last week with all his rhetorical guns blazing. The Conservative schools chief has taken on a policy promoted by former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair and pushed it further and faster. But the concept of academy schools is not without its opponents – and Mr Gove accused those opponents of being enemies of promise. In Brighton and Hove the council’s cabinet member for children and young people, Sue Shanks, a Green councillor, has spoken passionately about the effects of creating academies. She said at one council meeting recently: “We are opposed to the privatisation of education which was started under the last Labour government.”

Rod Aldridge went to secondary school in Portslade after failing his 11-plus and missing out on a place at Hove Grammar School. On leaving school he went to work in the post room at East Sussex County Council. In September he returned to Portslade as the main sponsor when his old school reopened as the latest academy in Brighton and Hove. And last week he was knighted by the Queen in the New Year’s Honours List for services to young people. In between, Sir Rod built a business and became a multimillionaire. When he retired he endowed the charitable Aldridge Foundation and started sponsoring academies, including the Brighton Aldridge Community Academy in Falmer. Sir Rod, 64, said: “I’m overwhelmed and deeply honoured. It’s fantastic news. It’s for services to young people and that’s what it’s about. It’s fantastic for the foundation and for the team I’ve got around me.” He hasn’t been given a date to go to Buckingham Palace yet where he will be dubbed by the Queen but he shouldn’t have far to go. His office is just round the corner – close to Victoria Station. And he’s had a dress rehearsal of sorts, having been made an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 1994. Two years later he was given the freedom of the City of London and elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. How did the man who went to Portslade County School for Boys and went on to make his fortune end up coming back as the sponsor of two academies in Brighton and Hove? The answer lies in an approach by the council when it wanted a sponsor for the old Falmer High School. Sir Rod agreed and the Brighton Aldridge Community Academy opened in 2010 before moving into a new £28 million building in September last year. Sir Rod sponsors three academies in other parts of the country, is a patron and former trustee of the Prince’s Trust, chairmam of V, the volunteering charity, and a member of the Prince’s Charities Council. He describes himself as “deeply committed to entrepreneurship and passionate in his commitment to equality of opportunity and access for all”. He has now returned to his old school, which had become Portslade Community College, and turned it into the Portslade Aldridge Community Academy. The proposed £12 million extension and refurbishment signals the start of an ambitious era for a school that had been officially classed as failing.

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wn up, who thought the Albion would get thumped against Southampton? Me for one. With 11 players out and two youth team players starting (and one, Grant Hall, on the bench) I doubt there were many in The Amex predicting the fantastic result that transpired in this local derby match. One of the most delightful aspects of the day was the performance of Jake Forster-Caskey, starting up front for the first time at The Amex. A lot of fans have been extolling the virtues of Forster“Forster-Caskey Caskey, especially those who have seen him play for the scored the first goal” development squad. To see such a young player with that much time on the ball is fantastic. But to cap it all, Jake scored the first goal of the dramatic 3-0 outcome to set up the victory against, lest it be forgotten, the team at the top of the Championship. The only astonishing feature of Ricky Lambert’s sending off was that it was the first of his career. His robust performances in the past show a very physical threat that has served ‘Saints well and would not look out of place in the Premier League. But the impressive striker seems to have a creative relationship with fair play. The two incidents at St Mary’s when the Albion lost 3-0, were scandalous as Lambert conned the ref for at least one penalty and should have been booked for two dying swan impressions that would have made Tom Daley blush in the Olympic high dive.

Brighton & Hove Albion Women's Football Club are founder members of the Football Association (FA) Women’s Premier League and remain the highest league placed team in Sussex. The Women’s first team currently compete in the FA Women's Premier League (FAWPL) Southern Division which includes; Colchester United, Keynsham, Gillingham, Millwall, Plymouth Argyle, Portsmouth, Queens Park Rangers, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United. The First Team next face Plymouth Argyle away this month in the FAWPL. See their website for full fixtures of the 2011/12 season, including the Reserves and the Centre of Excellence (COE) teams.

Lambert’s red card It was with some relish that a baying Amex crowd informed Lambert of their opinion of his antics when the referee showed him a straight red card. It made a nice change to not be on the wrong end of a scandalous decision for a change. Other high points were the impressive displays of Steve Cook and Adam El-Abd at the back, both local lads who have graduated from the youth team.

Best goal of the season Then to cap it all, young Grant Hall came on at left back and looked completely at home, not only in the unfamiliar full back role (he, like Cook, is a centre half by trade) but showed great understanding with some lovely interplay with Forster-Caskey playing like an old fashioned inside forward. If this is an Albion team struggling, I fear for a team who meet Gus’s men when we’re at full strength. While extolling the virtues of the team, what about that goal by Matt Sparrow, possibly the best goal seen at The Amex so far this season? It was a fantastic strike to put the game beyond a clearly demoralised Southampton. So, what does Gus do now? He will have to do without captain Gordon Greer who was sent off for a stupid tussle with a Saint’s player with the ball nowhere near; surely a word or two from the coaching staff is needed for the frequently inspirational, yet sometimes over feisty Scot. Greer’s self-inflicted absence aside, factor in the success of Brezovan in goal, who surely cemented his place with that fantastic double save in the first half. Look out Bristol City! Glorious stuff. Photo: Paul Hazlewood

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The Reserves earned promotion last season and this year compete in the FAWPL Reserve League Southern Division 1 which includes Arsenal, Bristol Academy, Charlton Athletic, Chelsea, Gillingham, Watford and West Ham United. Underpinning the Women’s senior programme is the club's Centre of Excellence, which has been talked about in previous issues. The Centre provides training opportunities for female players aged 8- 17-years-old. To support the Albion’s community ethos the club provides playing opportunities for players of all levels of ability, through its community women’s team. The team will this year compete in the South East Counties League Premier Division after back-to-back promotions. Read more at Coming up for Brighton & Hove Albion Women’s Football Club: FA Women’s Premier League: Plymouth Argyle (A), Sunday 22 January.

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HOME GAME Jake Forster-Caskey, the young midfielder for BHAFC makes his mark It was last year (issue 556, 13 December) our very own Albion reporter Mark Brailsford claimed he would love to see young Jake Forster-Caskey given a game. The Powers That Be (Gus Poyet et al) heard his call – and realising the potential of the

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young (he’s only 17!) Albion midfielder, the first game of the new year saw Jake Forster-Caskey start for the Albion side and score the first goal against current Championship leaders Southampton. It was a dream come true for the young player and the fans rejoiced too. The roof was blown off The Amex that day (not literally – there isn’t one) as Albion fans braved the grim weather on 2 January to back their team in what was an exciting 3-0 win for our boys in blue. With 11 first-team players absent due to injury or suspension, reshuffling was needed in order to put out a strong Albion side, but Gus and the management pulled this off, giving opportunities to the likes of Forster-Caskey and Brezovan in goal. Fans will hope to see more of BHA’s new wonder kid (remember when a young Michael Owen was the hope of so many England fans c1998? This is how Albion fans are starting to see Forster-Caskey.) He is young though, and Gus may bide his time with the midfielder, building him up to become a central part of the team. For now, the 17-year-old remains humble, thanking the ‘gaffer’ for showing faith in him and giving him the chance to start. And what a day for ForsterCaskey to start: a new year in the new stadium playing current Championship leaders Southampton. The Albion fans have always been praised for their support at away games but you can’t beat the home game atmosphere!

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op of the championship, one point ahead of Southampton and “It was local a 1–0 away win at Bristol City. Well that’s the way it was on 10 boy Ashley Luke September last year. This Saturday City arrive at The Amex and I hope Barnes who they enjoy their cider more than the scored the only match. It was local boy Ashley Luke Barnes who scored the only goal of goal that day” that day in what was described as a ‘dogged’ Albion display. Gus Poyet described Nicky Maynard as City’s main threat. Back in 2009, Maynard’s Boxing Day goal against QPR was voted the ‘Football League goal of 2009’. Facing away from goal just outside the box, he collected a bouncing ball in the air, with one kick to control it and another to turn two defenders, and then smashed a stunning volley into the top corner past an unmoved Radek Cerny, all without the ball hitting the floor.  

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Bare cheek Brian Mitchell and Joseph Nixon’s thoroughly scurrilous Brighton column


KBC Whoever it was who came up with the idea of people dressing up as

Zombies and shambling about the place. What a great idea that was. The bloke who got rid of the bike racks at Brighton station. What a genius. The mastermind who thought it would be a good idea to hold daylong, very noisy events and promotions smack-bang outside the Jubilee library. The staff at the Churchill Centre who decided to put all them animatronic dinosaurs downstairs, thereby mentally scarring anyone under the age of four. Not to mention that giant teddy bear too!

Whoever set the prices for that ice rink at the Pavilion. All the chuggers who continue to infest Western Road, North Road, North Lane, Queen's Road and St James' Street, despite the fact that we're deep in recession and nobody has any money to give to charity. MBC The person who let the kids into East Brighton Park after the new playground had been installed too soon for the turf to have knitted together. Brighton council for purchasing 70,000 tonnes of rock salt, thereby ensuring that there will be no snow fall at all this year. The pubs in the centre of the Brighton for failing to stay open late on both May bank holiday weekends. Cheers!

What we used to say An occasional series in which we struggle to remember the original, simple, once common terms that have been abandoned in favour of overblown, crass, managerial nonsense.


In • Kitchen roll for toilet paper • Washing up liquid for shampoo/soap • Coat hanger for aerial • Sieve for colander • Shot glass for egg cup

Out • Toilet paper for kitchen roll • Wine bottle for candlestick • Socks for mittens • Matchsticks for cribbage pegs • Fruit bowl for desktidy/key-tray/money box/in-tray, etc.


Once upon a time gongs were handed out to those who had actually achieved something. Then, to make the process seem more democratic, celebrities were let in on the act. Later, in a deeply patronising move, ‘ordinary people’ such as bin men and lollipop ladies were chucked the odd OBE in an attempt at egalitarianism. So we here at Bare Cheek have decided to do the same and dish out honours to those fine, upstanding citizens who make the city what it is today.

OBC Whoever it was who started the fire in that cafe down on the seafront that managed to gridlock the whole of Brighton for three hours.


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WHAT WE SAY NOW: “Factor into our calculations.” Pompous business-speak attempting to put the best gloss possible on some unpardonable oversight. “In implementing austerity measures we failed to factor into our calculations the possibility of drop in growth and the return to recession.” WHAT WE USED TO SAY: “Reckon with” or “take account of.”

Mad Matt Matt Whistler has an appetite for destruction


alking through Brighton hmm, should I disintegrate Churchill Square, what some call the Devil’s Conservatory? Or should I laser beam a Postman’s bag at house number 37? I always become CGI indecisive when strolling. Perhaps I could laser beam one of the pods on the Brighton Wheel... kerpow!! kerplang! Zap... BLAST! This could work on a charity street collector too – Yippie aye, Cowboy! The days of clip boards are long gone... then fireball him with the might of Thor. I am, of course, talking about my perversity towards being able to destroy anything in my path, with my post-production effects guy. I am a little scared to call him up though, nowadays

every time I make a suggestion, I can hear a repetitive thudding noise which I have since found out is his head banging against the desk at the thought of having to spend three days in caffeinefuelled solitude blowing a car up. The good thing about CGI explosions is that it saves millions on buying gallons of petrol; I like to see myself as an environmentally-friendly destructionist that wouldn’t harm a bear. So come on, Brighton why don’t you tell me what to laser beam just for laughs. Perhaps London’s calling. Drop me a line, throw me a bone, put something on Facebook. It’s 2012 and according to the Mayans the whole world is about to go tits up, so I may as well destroy something for a giggle.

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Life begins at 70 Ruby Grimshaw plays it safe over Christmas


hristmas seems to have when I was invited by a friend from taken on a gentle routine of Hurstpierpoint’s choir to attend its own for me these last few their choral concert I was very years, which is quite reassuring happy to go along. I was pleased I and comfortable. Going along to did because the singing was hear the Boyan Ukraine choir at St wonderful and it was held in the Bartholomews church now marks beautiful St Nicholas church in the start of the festivities, Henfield. In the interval I asked if I especially as it was held later in could have a little go on the November last year. harpist’s impressive instrument. I It was their got quite carried 20th Anniversary away and Tour and at first I “Usually their stern managed what I wondered if this thought were faces make me was why there some credible seemed to be an ripples. When she think of spy books” odd air of levity told me the harp about the choir was worth members. Usually their stern faces £35,000 I stepped back quickly. I and aggressive postures make me was only amazed she had let me think of spy books like Tom Clancy’s come anywhere near her harp, let The Cardinal of the Kremlin. Yet they alone touch it. Anyway, the seemed to be having little in-jokes Hurtpierpoint Singers will between them, giving each other definitely become part of my little smirks and surreptitious Christmas ritual. nudges. All was revealed when it If anyone recalls my promise of was announced at the end of the 2010, to join the nutters (sorry, evening, their 26th concert in brave swimmers) running into the England covering two months, that sea on Christmas day, I have an afterwards they would be trouping admission to make. I shall always straight into their coach and include watching them taking to returning home. The fact that this the water but sadly I did not join would take two days was not them last year. I had not been in spoiling their mood, and everyone the sea at all since I made that agreed that it was a particularly promise (a quick paddle on Bondi brilliant show. beach does not count – even that I I am not especially enthusiastic found chilly) – and I felt a heart about carol services but I do like attack was probably on the cards if to go to something loud and I faced a temperature of 4°C. I do uplifting like Handel’s Messiah. So want to celebrate Christmas 2012.

Will Harris looks forward to New Year’s Eve 2012


ou’re not giving up on women,” I say to H; “you’re just impatient.” Today is New Year’s Eve; what’s left of it anyway. It is also H’s birthday, a confluence she has long despised and can only reconcile by getting twice as pissed as everyone else, hours in advance of anyone else. “Waddyou mean?” H regards me through the fumes of her mulled cider. Her head is weaving behind her bifocals, and all of this combines to give her the unmistakeable air of a shamanic inuit. “It’s like...” I pause. How to put this? “OK, this is totally hackneyed, but it’s true that you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your... well, princess in your case. I suppose.” “Nono.” H shakes her head. “Not princess. Frogs is prince. Princess’ princess is peas.” “OK, you’ll have to eat a lot of peas then.” “Yes, eat lots of peas, scale tall pile of mattresses, end up in bed with a beast? Ooh! That’s where‘m going wrong!” “What’s that?” “Don’t like peas.” It is around now I realise that our fairytale metaphor is a long way off a

Teen Spirit Tasha Dhanraj wonders if opposites attract


ndy and I have hit a definite good solution, but every time we stumbling block in our pass a bakery I feel a slight pulling relationship. Having dated at my heart. him for a year, I foolishly assumed The second fact arose last night. that I know everything about him. We were sitting in my room, Whenever a new fact arises, it’s a watching Beyonce on MTV and surprise to me. I remember the discussing music and he admitted first few months when I always something shocking... he doesn’t wanted to take a notebook to our like Queen. I quote: “I think they’re dates just so I could jot down just overrated and bla.” Most sane everything he said, because there people would admit that this is quite was so much to take in. Now, me ludicrous but could possibly let it learning new things about Andy is slide. But we’ve been dating for a a bit like a slug year. He has been slowly sliding to my house along some gravel “The recent facts many, many and every so often times. On my coming across a ceiling there is a I’ve learnt about bit of lettuce that poster of Queen. him have left an had accidentally On my wall are fallen out of original unpleasant taste” two someone’s kebab paintings of as they staggered Freddie Mercury. home from a We’ve confessed drunken night out. our love to each other in between The recent facts I’ve learnt about these walls and under that ceiling. It him have left an unpleasant taste felt like a betrayal. All this time he’d in my mouth. The first fact is that never said a word. Why now? Why he would rather have a coffee and not earlier in our relationship when I walnut cake than a chocolate cake wasn’t so emotionally invested? at his wedding. It’s as if someone My last remaining hope is that had found my wedding book that he’s actually lying to me...Maybe I’ve been keeping since I was eight this is some kind of test. Maybe and torn out the catering page and Andy is just seeing whether I’ll screwed it up right in front of me. stay with him despite these We talked about it. There were disgusting parts of him...If that is some words said that I now regret. the case then it is a very risky Eventually we came to an move on his part. One more of agreement that we would have a these painful revelations and he’s two-tiered wedding cake. It’s a getting the boot.

happy ending, and that the entire conversation is best left in 2011, along with Kim Jong-Il and the News of the World. As the crowd counts down to Big Ben’s bongs, and H sees in yet another New Year face down on a pile of coats in the corner, I can’t help but wonder where the next twelve months will take us. 2012 is the year – according to generations of Mesoamerican scholars and one very shaky John Cusack movie – when the Long Count calendar used by the ancient Mayan Empire runs out of dates. And with no Mayans around to ask what happens next (thanks, syphilitic conquistadors, thanks a lot!), fruitcakes everywhere have seized on the fact as an augur of doom: lights out, game over. December 2012, they say, will be nothing short of the end of the world.

“Of course this is all nonsense. The world will not end and I will enter my 30s” That the end of days has been scheduled in for around the same time as my 30th birthday has come as no surprise. Not yet able to compute that the time has come to leave my cherished 20s behind, at this stage it actually seems a far more likely scenario that we’ll all end the year obliterated by the planet Nibiru. Mind you, I won’t have to worry about being 30 and still not having a mortgage, on account of every house on Earth will have been neatly vaporised and we’ll all be dead anyway. Hooray! Of course this is all nonsense. The world will not end, and I will enter my 30s, and H’s birthday will continue to be overshadowed by New Year’s Eve, and maybe, just maybe we’ll all live happily ever after. Happy New Year! follow me on twitter


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Snap Shots Photographer Diana Frangi captures the faces and places that define our city. This week: award-winning author David Alderton

My message in this book is that we need to be able to relate to animals and recognise them as individuals. With companion animals especially, it is not just death that can lead to grief, but separation too. Grief can affect an individual’s behaviour so that it reacts in a different way than would normally be anticipated. It can reinforce survival instincts, binding groups together in the face of adversity.

Brighton based award-winning author David Alderton is pictured here visiting the pet cemetary in Preston Manor. David’s books about pets and wildlife have sold over 6 million copies in 30 languages. His new book, Animal Grief (How Animals Mourn), looks at the extent to which animals can experience grief, a fascinating insight into animal behaviour. David, who originally trained as a veterinary surgeon, has also launched the world’s first interactive cat ebook, The Interactive A-Z Guide to Famous Cats.



Stories From The Steeples, the brand new album by Mary Black, will be released on 16th January 2012 on Blix Street Records. Stories From The Steeples is Mary’s first studio album for 6 years and includes the singles ‘Marguerite And The Gambler’ and the Finbar Furey collaboration 'Walking With My Love,’ as well as guest appearances from Imelda May (‘Mountains To The Sea’) and Janis Ian (‘Lighthouse Light’). Mary is known for her commitment to original material by Irish songwriters. On ‘Stories From

The Steeples’ Mary has included 3 songs from young Irish songwriter Danny O’Reilly, as well as interpretations of songs by the likes of Eric Bogle (the anti-war ‘All The Fine Young Men’) and Ry Cavanaugh’s ‘Lighthouse Light’, which Mary performs with her long-time friend Janis Ian. We have 5 copies of this brilliant CD to give away. Q What nationality is Mary Black?


A brand new face to fitness, in her first ever fitness DVD. Christine has always been active, well-known as a keen runner, waltzing her way across the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing and facing sub-zero temperatures in aid of Sport Relief where she water-skied across the English Channel. Much of Christine’s inspiration was her sister Nicola who, after reaching a UK size 24 at 18 years-old, lost an incredible seven stone and maintained her new current weight through regular exercise. Christine wanted to create a versatile programme for women that could help them keep the weight off with exercises that offer something new and challenging, as well as pushing the most regular gym-goer. She approached personal trainer Maria Fenn to come up with the perfect workout and her sister Nicola to share her personal experiences on

weight loss and fitness, as well as join her on set to demonstrate routines. The DVD is designed to build up your fitness level, sculpt your body and help you lose weight by using techniques such as plyometrics and interval training, two incredibly effective ways to work out and deliver quick results. One section focusses on legs, bum, arms and core muscles, and the second on hardcore routines – do the whole DVD or just dip in and create your own programme. Q Who is Christine’s on-sceeen presenting partner?

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Familiar faces make a cameo in Spamalot and Frankie Cocozza enters Celebrity Big Brother

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f you didn’t manage to catch the fantastic Spamalot before Christmas, make sure you catch it this week. With local faces taking up the part of ‘ Sir Not Appearing in the Show’, such as Juice FM’s Guy and Andrea, former Python actress Carol Cleveland, BBC Sussex’s Danny Pike and even BHAFC’s inimitable mascot Gully, the show has been given a New Year’s make-over. Joining the likes of Marcus Brigstocke, Todd Carty and Jodie Prenger, Guy and Andrea are treading the boards in aid of local children’s hospice Chestnut Tree House, so there really is no reason to miss out. “I am full of admiration for the care which Chestnut Tree House offers to children with life limiting illnesses and I am really pleased to be able to help raise funds for this worthwhile cause,” said Andrea. Guy added: “Chestnut Tree House relies almost entirely on the support of the people of Sussex to obtain the £2.5 million which it needs to provide the superb level of care which it offers. We are sure that theatre audiences will give generously.” Spamalot runs at Theatre Royal Brighton until 14 January.

BAD HAIR DAY It isn’t all fun and games for Frankie Corcozza at the moment, as I’m sure he was disappointed to hear that he got voted as having the worst celebrity hairstyle of 2011 as part of Brylcreem’s annual poll. Fellow Brightonian Peter Andre, who spent his New Year’s with Amy Childs, fared much better I’m delighted to say, ranking third after Strictly’s Harry Judd and HRH Prince Harry. Just as well Pete’s around to keep up standards in the city!

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ALLSORTS AWARD Congratulations to Brighton’s Allsorts founder Jess Wood who will be receiving an MBE in the New Year honours. The youth project, which openend in 1999, was started in order to reach out to isolated and vulnerable young LGBT people. It now runs drop-in support groups and school workshops within our city. It’s great to see one of our own so highly honoured!

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Holiday on Ice skates into Brighton with the UK premiere of Tropicana set to dazzle audiences


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he Brighton Centre is delighted to announce that on Friday 13 January 2012 they will host the UK premiere of Tropicana – The Passion Tour, a brand new show from Holiday on Ice. Created and choreographed by former Olympic champion, Robin Cousins MBE, Tropicana takes you on a journey that celebrates love, life, music and dance in one of the most thrilling ice spectaculars you will ever see. Robin Cousins’ love of skating and desire for artistic excellence has given us some of the most unforgettable performances ever seen on ice. In Tropicana Robin invites you to share his dance and musical inspirations – from the high octane rock ‘n’ roll of fifties America to a smouldering bolero and the steamy Latin rhythms of a tropical night club – brought to life by a cast of over 40 world class skaters. As well as offering an original musical score, Tropicana features interpretations of some of the best loved songs from world-renowned songwriter Barry Manilow including ‘I Can’t Smile Without You’, the iconic ‘Mandy’ and the one and only ‘Copacabana’. Robin said: "A few years ago I was working with Barry Manilow on a TV special and I found his music works just as great skating should. It flows beautifully and soars in all the right places. There’s passion and power in the songs and that's what I've always tried to convey in the shows I create, so I am absolutely delighted to have been given the opportunity to showcase this wonderful music in Tropicana and hope this will add a new dimension to the audience's enjoyment of these great songs." For the first time in Holiday on Ice’s history, Tropicana employs a giant, state-of-the-art LED screen as the backdrop to the show, enhancing the action on the ice with a thrilling light show that incorporates additional footage of the skaters. Tropicana will be delighting audiences at the Brighton Centre from Friday 13–Sunday 29 January 2012. Tickets cost £12–£36 and are available from or from the box office on 0844 847 1538.

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18 L7 INTERVIEW contest which does have an element of car-crash television. Your presence makes a real difference, you seem not to be looking for those disasters... “Yes, on MasterChef: The Professionals we are looking for perfection and we don’t set our stall out to make people go wrong, although it does happen, even with professional chefs, but it is a real joy when they get it right.” And of course you have made a star out of Monica Galetti... [Laughs] “Monica was a star before I made her a star.” Yes, but she has become something of a sex symbol now... “Yes, she has quite a following I must say. I took her and her husband David, who also works here at Le Gavroche, to the Harlequins rugby one weekend and she got stopped more than I did, which was rather nice actually.”

THE ROUX LEGACY Michel Roux Jr & his family have become a fine-dining dynasty. Andrew Kay talks to the famous chef on the eve of a new TV show about the Roux family’s history and future It’s 11am on a Tuesday morning and I am calling one of the most famous chefs in the world in the kitchen of his Mayfair restaurant Le Gavroche. There is no mistaking that Michel Roux Jr, named by his father Albert Roux after his equally famous uncle Michel Roux, is at work as I can hear the too familiar clatter of a busy working kitchen in the background. The Roux family has become a legendary dynasty from their early days in Chelsea to what now seems like a culinary empire, but it’s heartening to see that Michel Roux Jr is still hands on despite his burgeoning TV career, the next chapter of which is about to hit our screens. So you are embarking on a new TV programme about the Roux Scholarship? “The Roux Legacy yes, but it’s not just about the scholarship. When we first set off with our production company it was about the scholarship but since then it has grown, it really is the Roux Legacy. It’s about the early years when my father and uncle came to London and it’s about how Le Gavroche was born, my father and uncle’s first restaurant back in 1967, and it is about our family history. It covers our background and then it goes through time to where we are now and, of course, about the future including my daughter.” Is your daughter cooking for the firm now? “No, she now works for Alain Ducasse in Monaco.” Do you think of yourself as a Frenchman or an Englishman? “I would say that I consider myself French when France wins and English when the English win. I am French of course, with French nationality, and I did my French National Service, but I was born in England and had English Schooling, which I think makes me very English. My daughter went to the French Lycée and she is far more French. I did only English schools.”

You are still very hands on in the kitchen at Le Gavroche. How do you find the time to combine that with so much TV work? “As you can hear, I am in the kitchen now. I spend 90 per cent of my time in the kitchen and although the TV does take up a lot of my time I am still able to be here at Le Gavroche. Fortunately the MasterChef studios are here in London so I manage to work that into what is a very busy schedule.”

“I consider myself French when France wins and English when the English win” Do you still get the chance to work in the pastry section of your kitchen? “It was very much a speciality and I did my apprenticeship in pastry and still enjoy it yes, but I have less opportunity now.” MasterChef: The Professionals, which you do, is very different from the amateur MasterChef Michel Roux Jr, Albert Roux, Michel Roux, Alain Roux

The programme I enjoyed most was Michel Roux’s Service which emphasised the whole Roux philosophy in that it is not just about the food... “Absolutely, it isn’t just about the food. In fact, back in the early days in Lower Sloane Street, Father and Uncle used to take it in turns to work the room front of house so that they could see how things were working. One week Uncle Michel would be in the kitchen and Father Albert would be taking orders and carving out front. Actually serving, something that is now unheard of – chefs now hide away in the kitchen.” You talk passionately about Le Gavroche being very much a French restaurant but in your cooking you are experimenting all the time. Where do those ideas come from? “Well, I travel extensively and I eat locally and find things that will be different and often inspiring, not just abroad but also here in Britain. Being who we are we are also lucky to have suppliers who come knocking on our door with exciting produce [laughs]. You see, someone has just handed me some free-range organic meats, it’s wonderful, I love that. People are so passionate now about food.” What is it that makes so many great foreign chefs come to work in England, especially as we had such a bad reputation for lousy food? “Well, those days are gone, well perhaps not all gone but certainly changed, and I would like to think that my father and uncle had a lot to do with that. British food was the laughing stock of the world back in the ‘60s and ‘70s but how that has changed. People will come to London and to the UK for a weekend of great foods.” Do you have a food vice Michel, something you are embarrassed about liking? “Only chocolate.” Chocolate’s not a vice, I meant something really low grade... “Oh yes, but I can’t stand cheap confectionery – it has to be top grade.” Are you looking forward to seeing the new programme? “Very much. It involves almost all of the family with great anecdotes and some very embarrassing photographs too. It has all the family cooking but also lots of chefs who have been through the Le Gavroche experience talking and cooking too. And of course front of house staff. It’s all about what makes the Roux family tick.” The Roux Legacy is new and exclusive to Good Food, Sunday – Thursday at 8pm from 29 January (Sky / HD 249, Virgin 260).

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Food & Drink Andrew Kay shares a succulent rib of beef at The Coal Shed in Brighton

Shares are up


hen the name The Coal Shed came to my attention I did wonder how they had chosen it as a name for a restaurant. Having been brought up ‘t’up north’ I wasn’t too convinced it married well with the idea of good food. How wrong I was. Resisting to attend in the first few months, I was delighted to finally get there in mid December. What once was a rather ordinary pub is now a rather smart restaurant, the look is functional, slightly industrial even but rather successful with muted greys and natural wood. The menu is equally simple with a small selection of starters, main courses and desserts. But the core to their food is a coal fired Spanish oven, and hence the name. Steaks and fresh fish rule although I was impressed to see two vegetarian dishes that sounded rather good, as if the chef has actually made an effort to keep the veggies happy. But the steaks are what you go for and very good they are too, and sharing is the idea “The pudding was with the larger cuts sold by weight and ideally suited to pleasantly light, the both the cooking methods and couples who like to share. sauce pleasantly heavy. But I am getting ahead of myself as usual. So, after a very and the milk ice cream welcome glass of champagne at the bar we settled at our on the side he declared table for starters. Mr R had grilled prawns and loved them. I a total triumph” was as pleased as he was to find that they had been half shelled on arrival, he’s not keen on fiddly food (recently dismissing peas as being too much effort). The prawns came with shredded vegetables and pickled ginger, an excellent bowl of food. I chose razor clams and loved them, sweet, tender, plentiful and bathed in a great herb laden broth with good sourdough for mopping up. So on to the main event, the steak. A 700gm rib was our choice and I asked the chef to cook it so that he thought it was right, after all, I don’t often get to order a whole rib of beef so how was I to know? When it arrived it was perfect, charred on the edges and bloody inside, and packed with flavour. The high temperature of their clever oven clearly does a great job and we loved helping ourselves to thick slices of rare beef. There was plenty too, if not too much. If there had been three of us we would not have gone hungry and we would certainly have finished the excellent chips which we did rather neglect. We chose two sauces to go with the meat, a classic green peppercorn sauce


that was perfect and a herb and chilli chimmichurri which had a lovely fresh balance to it. So steak; first class, on to the side dishes. Now I know that side dishes can be a let down when so much effort goes into the main event, but not here. I was blown away by an English green salad, it was made with great care, well seasoned and packed with delicious things like tiny slices of cornichon, pin head capers and de-seeded cucumber slices. The heritage tomato salad, I hate the word heritage, but here I will forgive it as this was a plate of once again well dressed ingredients and varieties in abundance from deep maroon cherry tomatoes to tiger strips and sharp crisp green varieties. This was impressive stuff and at £2 each really great value. Puds were as good too: an excellent chocolate mousse with salt caramel pecans and a trifle made with pears, panettone and vin santo that came in a knickerbocker glory glass with the appropriate spoon. I liked that. We had a glass of white with our fish and red for the meat from a good and well balanced list and finished with great espressos. Starters are £5.50 to £7.50. Mains start at £8.50 and rise according to weight. Puds are £5.50 to £7 for the cheese. I really cannot wait to go back, even if it’s just for those great, great salads. The Coal Shed, 8 Boyce’s Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AN 01273 322998

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Light Bites SEAGULL PIE You may remember me raving about the Albion Pies before the American Express Community Stadium opened. Now they are available at the new Hove Southern Co-operative Store The Southern Co-operative opened its first store in Brighton and Hove city centre in December with the exciting news that it will sell Albion Pies, as made for the American Express Community by Piglet’s Pantry, donating 20p for every pie sold to Albion in the Community. Albion footballer Inigo Calderon helped open the Western Road store. He said:

“Albion in the Community does fantastic work for the local community and we are really pleased that a local store will be helping them, at the same time as making our famous Albion Pies available to people in the city centre.” Joanna Philips from Piglet’s Pantry created the Pies for the Amex Stadium and they have become something of a legend, achieving record pie sales amongst stadiums across the UK. All flavours available at the stadium will be on sale at the new store, including chicken, gammon and leek in a creamy sauce, steak and Harveys ale with mushrooms, butternut squash with spicy roasted vegetables and chicken balti. follow me on twitter

Albion’s Inigo Calderon kicks off Albion Pie sales at opening of first Southern Co-operative store in Brighton & Hove


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L7 Hotlist Cafés & restaurants catering for all tastes. For more dining options visit British & modern European Bardsley’s

Probably Brighton’s most popular fish ’n’ chip shop and restaurant with a large loyal clientele. Traditional and family-run with favourites and excellent daily fish specials. Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday, it’s also a great party venue. There are massive fish platters and seasonal seafood, plus vegetarian choices. 22–23a Baker Street, Brighton, BN1 4JN, 01273 681256

Breeze Brasserie

A bright, chilled restaurant, Breeze is situated on North Laine’s busy Trafalgar Street. Relaxed and upbeat, Breeze’s atmosphere matches its name, with friendly service and an informal, vintage style look combining exposed brick with reclaimed clocks and mirrors and modern café seating and comfy banquettes. Inspired by Modern European cuisine, Breeze serves brasserie style food, plus a good selection of heartier rustic dishes made with local produce, throughout the day – breakfast, lunch and dinner – as well as offering a well stocked bar for those lazy evenings enjoying cocktails and good food. Breeze is the perfect addition to Brighton’s dining scene. Breeze, 98 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, BN1 4ER, 01273 693377,

The Foragers

Great news: For the third year The Foragers, under talented young Head Chef Josh Kitson, has reached the prestigious Sussex Food and Drink Finals 2012, and on top of that accolade they have also been awarded an AA Rosette for their excellent cuisine. To celebrate these awards they are offering complimentary champagne cocktails to all bookings of ten or more, just be sure to mention Latest 7 when making your party booking! The Foragers, 3 Stirling Place, Hove, BN3 3YU 01273 733134,

The Loop Café-Bar & Coffee House

Nestling on Kemp Town seafront is this contemporary Anglo-Brazilian café-bar with a menu that features traditional English fare as well as some tasty Brazilian dishes. Whether you choose one of the stylish red sofas, or the sunny south-facing front terrace, you can enjoy free Wi-Fi while you savour the homemade food and great selection of coffees. Open 10m–6pm seven days a week. 16 Marine Parade, Brighton, 01273 677944,

The Old Bank Steak & Ribs

Kemp Town’s friendly new steakhouse restaurant serves delicious food with great service in a warm and comfortable setting. Locally-owned and aiming to be the Cheers of the neighbourhood, The Old Bank offers quality steak and ribs, local catch of the day, grilled chicken and vegetarian dishes at great value prices. A fantastic wine list, selected mainly from local merchants by GQ wine columnist Jonathan Ray, compliments their wholesome and satisfying food. Kids’ menu great value. Open Mon–Thurs, 5pm–9.30pm; Fri–Sun, 12pm–10pm; live background Sunday jazz 6–8pm, and open all day bank holidays. Plus the garden is now open for summer! 120 St George’s Road, Kemp Town Village, BN1 1EA, 01273 682200,

The Upper Deck Restaurant at Rendezvous Casino

For a different dining experience, The Upper Deck Restaurant is set in the heart of the casino action while offering spectacular views over the English Channel, allowing you to enjoy the best of both worlds during your dining experience at the Rendezvous Casino, Brighton Marina. You don’t need to be a member to dine in The Upper Deck Restaurant; food is served from 12pm to 3am, and on Sunday evenings they serve a fabulous Chinese buffet available for just £5 per person. The Upper Deck Restaurant, Rendezvous Casino, Brighton Marina, 01273 605602


Breeze Brasserie

quiches, toasties and salads to eat in or take away. Beautiful cakes made to order. 48 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XB, 01273 777412

Mange Tout

Mange Tout is an independent bistro that opened two years ago. Great French cooking and fresh, local, ethical produce has proved to be a success. Visit for breakfast for the acclaimed eggs Mange Tout, lunch for the daily specials or dinner for refined French classics. Local beers and carefully selected wines or just a freshly squeezed orange juice with your breakfast! Mange Tout, 81 Trafalgar Street, BN1 4EB, 01273 607270

New Steine Bistro

Gars Restaurant

This old Brighton favourite offers an exciting menu with some great new ideas and a wholly different experience in terms of style and presentation. Smart service, beautiful interiors and a chic atmosphere make this one of the city’s top places to be seen. Start downstairs at the bar. Eat from £10. 19 Prince Albert Street, Brighton 01273 321321,

French Cocoa Patisserie

Cocoa is an authentic French patisserie near Brighton Station. Everything is homemade on the premises each morning with the finest ingredients. A selection of pastries, cakes, tarts, biscuits, jams, ice creams, sandwiches,

“With more than a soupçon of Gallic charm The New Steine Bistro are true bon viveurs. No fancy pants fashion fads here, but some well executed classics. Most importantly though is their open attitude: everyone gets the same charming welcome – guests and diners, locals and visitors alike – and when you have been once, you will want to return again and again.” – Andrew Kay, L7 food writer. Their reasonably priced menu starts at £12.50 for two courses, £14.50 for three, Sunday to Thursday; £16.50 for two courses, £18.50 for three on Friday and Saturday. A la carte menu available. Open 6pm. 10/11 New Steine, Brighton, BN2 1PB, 01273 681546/695415

Indian Chaula’s

Chaula’s is renowned for its signature dishes, distinctive décor and friendly staff. All meals are made fresh to order and every curry has its own distinctively flavoured sauce. Also a wide variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten and wheat-free dishes. Buffet available 11am–3pm Monday to Saturday. Eastgate House, 6 Eastgate Street, Lewes, BN7 2LP, 01273 476707,

The Chilli Pickle

Local champion of regional Indian cuisine using seasonal, Sussex produce. For lunch you can feast upon a selection of award-winning King Thalis, street snacks, dosas, Romali Roti wraps and Kathi Kebabs. There’s plenty of choice for vegetarian gourmands to enjoy too.The Chilli Pickle has been recognised with a Michelin Bib, 2 AA rosettes, voted Top 100 UK Restaurant in The National Restaurant Awards and runners up in this year’s Brighton Foodie Awards.Lunch is served 12pm–3pm; Dinner 6pm–10.30pm Closed Tuesdays. Booking essential. 17 Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE, 01273 900383,

Indian Summer

Gars Restaurant

Nationally acclaimed and a favourite with locals, Indian Summer is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Serving favourites like masala dosa and bhel puri, the menu is influenced from genuine recipes covering south, north, and central india. For lunch you can choose two

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courses for £10 or a new tapas street menu with four choices for 11.95. An elegant evening set menu starts at £21.95. Booking is strongly advised. For offers and events find them on Facebook. 69 East Street, Brighton, BN1 1HQ, 01273 711001,

Italian Donatello

Flagship venue of this local family-run business serving excellent value Italian food in stylish surroundings. Brilliant-value meal deals on blackboards outside – two courses £6.95, three £8.95 – as well as à la carte. The haunt of celebs in season from soap stars to politicos. Fun, friendly and fabulous value. Brighton Place, Brighton, BN1 1HJ, 01273 775477,

Fat Leo

The budget branch of the Donatello stable but you’d be hard-pressed to see why. Quality family dining in the Italian mould but a little less expensive. Popular with students and young families, with trendy interiors, and a menu with the signature set-price boards proclaiming any two courses £5.95, and three at £7.95. 16–17 Market Street, Brighton BN1 1HH, 01273 325135,

Mediterraneo Deli

Mediterraneo Deli is indeed a family business, dedicated to serving you the best tasting, truly genuine and most authentic Sicilian food. The family-run deli offers mouth-watering daily specials, birthday cakes made to order and typical Sicilian products. They enjoy catering for all events from lunch meetings to dinner parties and weddings. Every dish is prepared daily and served fresh to order with ingredients genuinely sourced from Sicily. Open 9am–3pm Mon-Fri, 10am–3pm Sat, 2a Clyde Road, Brighton, BN1 4NP, 01273 674350,

Thai The Green Mango

The Green Mango has arrived to spice up Brighton and Hove! This modern Thai restaurant is committed to giving you the complete Thai experience, with the most authentic food possible. Lunch starts at £4.95, and we’re open every day, so come down and “gin yur yur” (eat a lot!) 8 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2FL, 01273 327226,

Wine bar Plateau

Plateau is a unique bar à vin and restaurant. They have put a great deal of time and love into selecting their wines. To soak up their wine they serve ‘bites’, small dishes that are perfect to share or great as a starter. Follow your ‘bites’ with a ‘plat’ or ‘plateau’ and that’s their dinner experience. But don’t forget to try their cocktails! Plateau, 1 Bartholomews, Brighton, BN1 1HG, 01273 733085

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Cold snap? Latest 7 looks at some winter wonders and finds ways to cut back without missing out


ith December and all the festivities behind us, you may well be yearning for the warmer days of spring (we made it past the Shortest Day; it’s the brighter side from here on in!). You’ve bagged some bargains on the sales, but if you’re like us, you find it a bit depressing sifting through products you paid full price for pre Christmas. And buying presents and cards for Christmas 2012 in January? Who really does that? The best way to snap out of the winter blues is to use the start of the new year to take stock and look ahead. Plan what you want to do: whether it’s to lose weight, sort out your finances or change career. Setting goals and making realistic aims will makes things much more achievable. Ditch the latest fad diet to shed the Christmas pounds (chances are the weight will pile back on by summer). Simply cut back on fatty foods, choosing healthier options for meal times and snacks. Drink plenty of water too, as we often mistake dehydration for hunger; drinking water will also help improve the appearance of your skin (for more winter wonders see below). Increase your activity, whether it’s walking to school/college/work or go for a walk in your lunch break – doing this will also increase your intake of Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, despite the cloud! This will make you feel brighter and prevent SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) developing. Stay healthy, happy and bright. There’s only 10 weeks until British Summertime begins!

The best bits The must-have products to see you through the rest of winter Advanced Formula Firm & Lift set, £27.50, from Marks & Spencer, Featuring a beauty balm, SPF 15 illuminating day cream, illuminating night cream and a fire-engine red handy carry case. The balm lifts and rejuvenates dull skin (cold winds and central heating takes its toll on our complexions), with proven results in four weeks. The day cream brightens and protects while the replenishing night balm firms and restores skin. Chocomania Shower Cream and Body Butter, £TBC, from The Body Shop, Craving chocolate but determined to stick to your New Year resolutions? Head to The Body Shop in February and indulge in their new Chocomania collection – no calorie counting required. Expect the light whipped texture of The Body Shop’s butters – foregoing their fruity fragrances for a sweet treat instead. Almond Hand & Nail Cream Collection, from £5, from The Body Shop, Look after your hands this winter with this must-have collection for soft and looked after skin. The collection includes a nail and cuticle oil, hand and nail cream, hand and nail butter and conditioning hand wash. The Body Shop butters are a firm favourite here at Latest Towers but the cream comes in a travel-size tube making it practical for those on the go. follow me on twitter


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eter Schaufuss has taken the twinkly Christmas ballet and given it a striking modern edge. Shifting the scene from a classical period setting may have, for some, taken away the magic of the work, and indeed the setting, although striking, was somewhat bland and at times drab; the shifting perspex screens added very little to the entertainment and were just a little clunky. The party guests in variants of black tie and evening dress looked great and there was some very witty choreography as they danced, many of the males doing what can only be described as ‘Dad dancing’ in a balletic format. If the setting disappointed though, it was more than made up for by the excellent company and some extremely good dancing. The ensemble work was tidy enough and the snowflakes in huge white wigs that showered snow onto the yellow rectangular 'pitch' in which the story played out, was very pretty and witty too with shades of Slava and his snow show. After the interval came the set pieces, all of which were danced well and choreographed with a freshness that pleased. The biggest surprise was that, despite being on stage, the Sugar Plum Fairy had to sit out her dance as Clara stole what is perhaps the most famous moment from the work, and in doing so she stole the show. As a narrative the work was somewhat thin, but the set pieces allowed for some very pretty dancing and in reality that is what most of us want from The Nutcracker. Personally I think the staging could have been a bit more lavish, the pared down look was effective in a way but I didn't get that magical tingle that I usually get from this, one of Tchaikovsky's most famous works. That said, it was a delightful seasonal treat that I am sure will please audiences. Andrew Kay

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Despite sporting a Brian Blessed beard, Glenn’s voice was instantly recognisable and an early shout for ‘Voodoo Chile’ was rewarded with a fine rendition on a 12 string acoustic. Not needing to rely on past glories, his talent to write wry

songs of everyday life proved to be as strong as ever. A selection of co-written songs with both Ron Sexsmith and 9 Below Zero demonstrated his versatility but ‘Up The Junction’ was the jewel in the crown. Amazingly a Shadows tribute and an X Factor parody worked equally well and a guestladen Balearic encore had the crowd out of their seats. Komedia, 19 December JJJJJ Steve Clements


It’s not hard to see why people keep coming back to this show time after time. Tonight’s packed audience were treated to the same pick ‘n’ mix

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of popular music greats and comedy sketches, this time sprinkled with magical Christmas dust! We even had a Christmas panto, albeit with Alf Garnett as Scrooge, with Bob Marley and Elvis as two of the visiting ghosts. A rousing finale of Christmas hits got the audience on their collective feet and topped off a hugely enjoyable evening of entertainment. It’s not subtle, it’s not highbrow, but it is very good fun. Assembly Hall, Worthing Theatres 28 December JJJJJ Lee Stevens


Led by the charismatic and flamboyant Pete Long, his band provided a glorious backbone to a body of songs that epitomise the career of Frank Sinatra. Sung with integrity (but with a few nice jazz florets) by the smooth Kevin Fitzsimmons, the evening swung like a laid back pendulum. The ‘sequins’ element was provided by sassy Kitty La Roar who writhed and slinked her way through hits by Ella Fitzgerald, Marilyn Munroe and Eartha Kitt with great ease. The evening as a whole was a glorious and honest rendition of Sinatra’s ‘Capitol’ years, a brilliant sound by singer and band alike. Assembly Hall, Worthing Theatres, 29 December JJJJJ Lee Stevens


Chichester’s stage seemed made for this drama, grand yet intimate. Prokofiev’s popular score was brilliantly realised by Igor Shavruk’s small orchestra. The choreography really needed to shine to match such music, and so it did. Laughter and delight mixed with real passion and pain. Except in the love scene, Mercutio (Artem Minakov, a comic star) and Tybalt (Talgat Kozhabaev, both powerful and tender) ruled the first two acts. Then they died, and the lovers (Liliya Orekhova and Daniil Orlov) delivered real tragedy. His mad grief, her limp body, spectral dance “en pointe” and silent scream of anguish were a triumph! Chichester Festival Theatre 3 January JJJJJ Andrew Connal Did you disagree with our verdict on any of these shows?

St Georges Church, 9 March 2012, £25, Her ninth studio album, and the latest release in a career spanning 25 years and millions of record sales worldwide, ‘How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?’ is as showstopping a performance as her silver jubilee deserves to be. Go along and hear her perofrm it for yourself.

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1 The Last Cry Rebekka 2 Osaro and RJ Shut Up and Dance

3 The Magik Word Break Free (Terrorvision)

UFO Concorde2, 3 April 2012, £20, 01273 673311, True rock legends are characterized by the fact that they have not only added several classics to rock history, but that their musical output, after many years, still takes place at a constantly high level and, besides all the routine, theres always something new and fresh coming up. UFO meet all this criteria.

4 Nick Conroy Forever 5 Moonlighter Every Time I Fall Stewart Lee

Everest, his life, behind the scenes of his hit show and stories from his bestselling book ‘Mud, Sweat and Tears’.

STEWART LEE Concert Hall, Brighton Dome, 2 May 2012, £19.50/17.50, 01273 709709, The first show to put in your diary for Brighton Festival Month. Fresh from his acclaimed BBC2 Comedy Vehicle series, he returns with a brand-new full-length touring show. But what can a sexless middle-aged married man, whose life now consists mainly of watching Scooby Doo cartoons with a four-year-old boy, possibly find to write comedy about?


BEAR GRYLLS – MUD, SWEAT AND TEARS, THE LIVE TOUR 2012 Brighton Centre, 24 March 2012, £39.50, 0870 900 190, Bear Grylls – live on stage for the very first time following a sell out tour of Australia. The star of MAN vs WILD, one of the most watched TV shows on the planet, shares his experiences of survival, his epic journey to the summit of Mount

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Komedia, 19 January 2012, £9/7, 8pm, Already a firm favourite in Brighton, Humble Quest is moving from its old home Upstairs At The Three And Ten to Komedia for 2012, and announced a whole array of top dollar comic competitors of a live show described by Chortle as “The bastard child of QI and Shooting Stars”. Hosted and devised by Mark Allen, the season kicks off with Zoe Lyons vs Simon Evans. Future players include Stephen Grant, Steve Hall, Joey Page and Michael Fabbri.

6 Coda Luna Folie a Deux 7 Chaos Borne Watching 8 Nick Conroy Better Days 9 Zoe Konez When The Snow Came 10 Tenek No Time For Fighting (JAB EDIT) There’s a lot of reshuffling in the top 10 with plenty of familiar faces dominating the chart for the start of 2012. The Last Cry’s ‘Rebekka’ takes the Number One spot while Nick Conroy has the most top 20 chart entries with no less than three appearances. Don’t forget the Latest Brighton Download Chart is open to all musicians – signed and unsigned. Upload your tracks via our website and you could make the top 20 chart right here in Latest 7 each week. Our chart is also the place to listen to tracks online and influence the Number One spot. Log on now.

11 Nick Conroy Don’t Care 12 BreakinBear Joe Cocker – Never Tear Us Apart (BreakinBear Dubstep Remix) 13 La Lunalight Hear No Evil 14 Maria McAteer – Her Night At Noon Take The Blame 15 Stuart Newman 51st State 16 North Laine So Slow Down 17 Maria Mcateer – Her Night At Noon Drink The Pain Away 18 Rubber Johnny Tyman Dance 19 Chaos Borne The Moment 20 AliXXia Nothing SUBM YOURIT MUSIC & videos



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L7 Previews STAGE: NEW SEASON Theatre Royal Brighton’s sparkling new season is here


nce again the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) have delivered a stunning package of balanced entertainment for audiences at Theatre Royal Brighton. Audiences are accustomed to a rich diet that offers fun shows and serious drama in equal measure, and the new season is no exception. Starting with a series of one nighters that includes concerts, comedy and ballet, the drama season kicks off proper with The King’s Speech starring Charles Edwards as George VI and Jonathan Hyde as Lionel Logue. This stage version of the recent hit film is bound to attract huge attention and booking will no doubt be essential. (27 Feb–3 Mar). Inspired by the smash hit albums Dreamboats And Petticoats 1, 2 and 3, comes the sell out sensation, Dreamboats And Petticoats – The Musical, featuring some of the greatest hit songs of the rock ’n’ roll era. Written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, the team behind Goodnight Sweetheart, Birds Of A Feather, The New Statesmen and Shine On Harvey Moon, this new feelgood musical production will give you ‘the greatest time of your life’.

Featuring classic tracks from Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury, and many more, including ‘Let’s Dance’, ‘To Know Him Is To Love Him’, ‘Shaking All Over’, ‘Bobby’s Girl’, ‘Three Steps To Heaven’, ‘Little Town Flirt’, ‘Only Sixteen’, ‘Runaround Sue’, ‘Happy Birthday Sweet 16’, ‘Let It Be Me’, ‘Great Pretender’, ‘C'mon Everybody’, ‘Let’s Twist Again’ and many more hits from music's golden era! (5–10 March). Next the West End hit and international award-winning hit Legally Blonde The Musical. Winner of seven major awards including Best Musical 2011 (Olivier Awards) this all-singing, all-dancing romantic comedy is about knowing who you are and showing what you've got! In Legally Blonde, Elle Woods can handle anything. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her she decides to follow him to Harvard Law School and win him back. With some help from new-found friends Paulette, Emmett, and her chihuahua Bruiser, she learns that it's so much better to be smart. Directed by Tony and Olivier awardwinning Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray), Legally Blonde The Musical is the The Lady In The Van

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funniest and most fabulous musical around. The best show in town, case closed. (13–24 March). This year, Rambert Dance Company celebrates 85 years at the heart of British dance, and returns to Brighton with a breathtaking new programme. Artistic director Mark Baldwin’s playful new work, Seven For A Secret, Never To Be Told, features a gorgeous score by Ravel/McNeff, while Javier De Frutos’s exciting new work Elysian Fields is inspired by the life and work of Tennessee Williams. Plus, don’t miss this rare chance to see the romantic and surprising ‘Roses’ by American dance icon Paul Taylor, with live music throughout from the sensational Rambert Orchestra. (28–31 March). Next Anne Boleyn – Lover. Heretic. Revolutionary. Queen. Compelling, witty and often laugh-out-loud funny, this celebration of a great English heroine, Anne Boleyn, leaps cunningly between generations to expose the life and legacy of Henry VIII’s notorious second wife. Anne Boleyn is traditionally seen either as a pawn manipulated into the King’s bed, or as a sexually licentious predator, even a witch. But Howard Brenton puts a very different Anne – and her ghost – on

the stage. Following two sell out London seasons, two powerhouses of great theatre – ETT and Shakespeare’s Globe – join forces to stage this vivid and vibrant production; gripping, rich in humour and shot through with sublime chamber music and visual imagery. (3–11 April). In The Lady In The Van Alan Bennett has a very unusual neighbour. Parked at the bottom of his garden is a van. With a lady in it. The Lady In The Van is Miss Shepherd. Alan knows very little about her. She used to drive ambulances in the war, might have been a nun, sells pencils and pamphlets and has an unexplained aversion to piano music. But somehow she lives in the playwright’s garden and has done for years. Alan Bennett is one of the nation’s best-loved playwrights, with plays including The History Boys, Talking Heads and The Madness of George III. The Lady In The Van stars Nichola McAuliffe, one of British theatre’s most loved actresses. As well as playing Sheila Sabatini in seven series of ITV’s Surgical Spirit, Nichola won an Olivier Award for Outstanding Performance By An Actress In A Musical for her role in Kiss Me Kate (RSC). (11–14 April). Theatre Royal Brighton, Box office 08448 717 650, follow me on twitter


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LATEST PREVIEWS MUSIC&CLUBS 25 CLUBS: SUPERCHARGED SPY Brazilian born Carlos Lima brings his own original style of drum and bass to a field already full of talent. His massive hit, ‘By Your Side’, has already been followed up by great remixes for the likes of ‘Deliah’. Audio, Wed 11 Jan, 11pm–3am, £5/3 CLUBS: IPOP! A brand new club night full of nonstop pop and party anthems on shuffle. Floor fillers from the last five decades, from ’60s pop, ’70s disco, ’80s anthems, '90s indie and top bangers from the last ten years. Once you pop, you really won’t stop. Krater Comedy Club ticket holders get in for free. Komedia, Sat 14 Jan, 11pm–3am, £3 MUSIC: LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA The London Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Eastbourne in the new year and is delighted to be joined by award-winning saxophonist Amy Dickson. Performing Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, Amy is winner of the James Fairfax Australian Young Artist of the Year award.

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne, Sat 15 Jan, 3pm, £14/12 MUSIC: LAETITIA SADIER Founder member of Stereolab, (who are on hiatus at the moment) Sadier released her debut solo album in 2010, The Trip, producing a sound not a million miles away from the dreamy/Krautrock grooves that Stereolab became known for. Support includes Us Baby Bear Bones and Speak Galactic Green Door Store, Fri 13 Jan, 7.30pm, £7 MUSIC: BRIGHTON UNSIGNED Incorporating a magazine and a monthly band night, Brighton Unsigned continue to champion new talent with Jipsy Magic, Derider, Pocket Drummers and Wonderbus. Latest Musicbar, Fri 13 Jan, 8pm, £tbc MUSIC: THE HAZEY JANES This Dundee band's fusion of countryrock and power-pop, with a penchant for heavy harmonies, is reminiscent of the likes of Big Star and The Posies. Support comes Matt Eaton’s new band The Pure Conjecture. Green Door Store, Thurs 12 Jan, 7.30pm, £7 Laetitia Sadier

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MUSIC: THE XCERTS The Xcerts insert various influences into new album


urray Macleod, Jordan Smith and Tom Heron make up this energetic three-piece who originally hailed from Aberdeen before making their way to Brighton in 2006. The Xcerts then went on to release two singles through One Records in Glasgow, followed by two further singles on Sam Duckworth's (Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly) label Mannequin Republic. Their debut album In The Cold Wind We Smile was produced by Dave Eringa and released on Xtra Mile Recordings, establishing their reputation as one of the UK’s finest indie rock exponents, albeit with a heavy Stateside influence form the likes of Jimmy Eat World. Indeed, their recent second album, Scatterbrain, was recorded in America with Mike Sapone, and again it highlights the melodic undertow of this visceral band. “There are certain records that we’re all really into that have a similar sound – a balance of raw emotion and good production,” says singer and guitarist Murray Macleod. “‘In Utero’ by Nirvana, ‘Pinkerton’ by Weezer, ‘Either/Or’ by Elliot Smith, ‘The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me’ by Brand New, ‘Nebraska’ by Bruce Springsteen and ‘For Emma Forever Ago’ by Bon Iver. That’s pretty much exactly how we wanted this record to sound. “There’s a lot of experimentation on this album,” continues Macleod, who credits Sapone for encouraging and cultivating the creative process. Murray sums up the record as, ‘the sweet sound of a young man losing his mind’. It’s a bit overwhelming at times for those not versed in The Xcerts. “This is an album lover’s album for the fans of the band. It’s not about a particular track or single and should be listened to as an entire body of work with an open mind. Tues 17 Jan, The Haunt, 7.30pm, £6 follow me on twitter


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COMEDY: IOU COMEDY A debt of laughter to this gem of a small club with some fabulous names topping its bill


appy new year! It may Nick Helm be a little late but with those January blues hitting your mood and your pocket simultaneously a little good cheer goes along way. Which is just one reason to go along to Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar on Monday to catch some of the most exciting comics playing in the South East in this intimate and friendly venue. IOU Comedy has been going for some time now, quietly gathering momentum and a reputation for an eye for talent and professionalism. Tonight’s headline act was nominated for the Fosters Adam Hess Edinburgh Comedy Award 2011 with his show Dare To Dream, and won Dave’s Funniest Joke of The Fringe Award last year for a gag from the same show – it’s Nick Helm. An anarchic ball of aggressive loveliness who may poke you until you laugh, Mark there’s no-one quite like him on Allen the circuit and his star has been rising fast in 2011, with featured spots on BBC3 scattered over Russell Howard’s Good News and the BBC’s highlights of the Edinburgh Festival, among other places. Joining Nick Helm on the bill will be Adam Hess – winner of 2011’s Chortle Student Comedian of the Year accolade, as well as Mark Allen, the brains behind Humble Quest For A Universal Genius comedy brilliance (recently moved to Komedia); Rue Barratt, host of another local comedy gem night Laughtermath; circuit regular the sardonic Adam Smith, plus new acts Joe Foster and Fin Taylor. All of this will be coralled together by friendly misanthrope Robin Buckland, himself a finalist in the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny competition back in 2009. All this for four pounds! Now we’ve spilt the beans on this glorious basement club with its razorsharp line-up at downright affordable New Year prices in the heart of the Lanes there’s no excuse to mope with the January blues. Going out to see quality acts doesn’t have to cost the earth. As IOU so eloquently demonstrates. IOU Comedy, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, 9-12 Middle Street, BN1 1AL, Monday 16 January, 8pm, £4 follow me on twitter


COMEDY: EXPRESS COMEDY Live comedy with a local flavour! A collection of new material from local new and older acts gather for your delectation to make you laugh. A first chance to see the ‘early stuff’. The Whistlestop Inn, Portslade, Wed 11 Jan, 7.30pm £4

screening, there will be a question and answer session with director Carol Morley. Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Mon 16 Jan, 6.30pm, prices vary

COMEDY: KRATER COMEDY CLUB Award-winning comedy every Friday, Saturday and Sunday and most Thursdays. Eat, drink, watch and laugh as three top stand-ups and one of the best MCs on the comedy circuit entertain you. Featuring Sanderson Jones (Sun only), Andrew Bird (Fri-Sat only), Loretta Maine (FriSun), Addy Van Der Borgh (Fri-Sun) with MC Stephen Grant. Komedia, Thurs 12–Sun 15 Jan, various times, £6–29.

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COMEDY: LAUGHING HORSE COMEDY Stand-up comedy from Vladimir McTavish, Iszi Laurence, Samantha Hannah, Anthony Dewson and Sami Stone. With compere Sajeela Kershi. The Quadrant, Sat 14 Jan, 8.30pm, £6/5 EVENTS: DREAMS OF A LIFE AND Q&A Joyce Vincent was a 38 year old who died in her bedsit in London in 2003, and wasn't found for three years. The film Dreams Of A Life discovers who Joyce was and how she became so forgotten. After the

EVENTS: ZUMBA® PARTY WITH SHERRYN Come along and take part in 90 minutes of Zumba® Fitness followed by a buffet, drinks and more music and dancing. Zumba® is Latininspired and easy-to-follow, oozing salsa, merengue, and samba to sexy international beats. A brilliant way to start the New Year after a few too many mince pies! The Basement, Thursday 12 January, 7.15pm–10.30pm, £6 for Zumba® class and buffet. Ages 18+ only, EVENTS: REWIND Rewind returns for its annual January breakdancing competition with a prize of £150 for the best break-boy or girl in the house. Tom Yum, Nomark, ASIF and Fidel Cutstro spin an old school hip-hop soundtrack during the on-stage battle between dance contenders. Coalition, Sat 14 Jan, 11pm–4am, £5/free before midnight

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FILM: THE DARKEST HOUR 3D (TBC) Dir: Chris Gorak An American film about five young Russians’ battle for survival following an alien invasion. You wouldn’t have seen it happening 20 years ago. So with the end of the Cold War comes the start of the united defence of the planet against outside aggressors. Yay, unity. Anyway, this is about the

plucky Russians making thier last stand against a Moscow backdrop. Kapow. Released Fri 13 Jan Showing at Odeon and Cineworld For full details of film times:


FILM: SHAME (18) Director: Steve McQueen


lready the winner of nine awards and nominated for a further 16, Shame, from British filmmaker Steve McQueen, is certainly making a splash in cinematic circles. Michael Fassbender plays Brandon, a New York loner who, although avoiding intimacy with women, cannot control his sexual desires and is compulsively addicted to sex with women. With an already haphazard lifestyle to contend with, things start to spiral rapidly out of control when his younger sister Cissy, played by Carey Mulligan, unceremoniously comes to stay with him. Churning up problems from the past and never dealing with issues of the present, it’s hardly surprising the result is a film generating so much international attention when in the hands of such a respected writer and director. Released Friday 13 January Showing at Odeon and Cineworld Read our interview with British director Steve McQueen online at

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STARS With Val Aviv

HARIES {Mar 21–Apr 20} The time has come to embrace your earthly ambitions by finding a way to fulfill your more material needs. You’ve got to be professional about finishing the job that you’ve started; no-one else should do your dirty work for you.

HTAURUS {Apr 21–May 21} There’s no harm in pleasure for pleasure’s sake, while caught up in the grind for material security, don’t forget that you deserve to enjoy your life. Dip your toes into something fun; it will help you let off steam. Laughing is the best medicine.

HGEMINI {May 22–June 21} You could really use a ‘sort my life out’ kind of day to put important matters to bed; consolidating and organising finances. While getting to grips with serious matters lifts your spirits, so a charmed and glamorous you re-emerges.

HCANCER {June 22–July 22} If you dive into another person’s shoes you will quickly see that the world is vastly different from your own. Put your current problems in perspective and try to enjoy this moment while walking bravely into a mysterious future.

HLEO {July 23–Aug 22} You can be easily inspired wondering down the hall of mirrors as they’re reflecting an idealistic part of yourself. You may well be immersed in the physical realm of action, but you need to look behind the veil to find out what’s really going on.

HVIRGO {Aug 23–Sep 22} Finding a positive outlet for any pent up aggression can lead to the discovery of a creative pursuit. If you’re not on top of your ‘to do’ list then the challenge may get greater, as mental order competes with intoxicating emotional chaos.

HLIBRA {Sep 23–Oct 22} Can life ever be as idealistic as we wish it to be, or must we constantly come down from a cloud to find that everything is not as it should be? Love’s compelling spell is addictive, intoxicating and deep but hard to pin down.

HSCORPIO {Oct 23–Nov 21} You’re moving forward with unparalleled clarity, while the journey is long it seems to be more of an inner experience than an outer achievement, however, ambitious new ideas are laying an important foundation for future success.

HSAGITTARIUS {Nov 22–Dec 20} You’ve got a lot to achieve and while you may not appear to be receiving much recognition, it’s the time to get your head down and pay attention to the details of the job. Take this opportunity to learn and absorb as much as possible.

HCAPRICORN {Dec 21–Jan 19} Allowing yourself the time to be inspired and do what you personally enjoy doing will help you fulfill some important ambitions to be more creative. Finally you can find the tactful words to express your needs and be understood by others.

HAQUARIUS {Jan 20–Feb 19} Don’t be in any kind of hurry; you need to rest now more than ever. You may find unexpected changes in your routine offer fresh perspectives on life which are worth adopting if you wish to break out of a rut.

HPISCES {Feb 20–Mar 20} Goodwill comes your way as lucky Venus has blessings to impart and she’s going to be putting you first for a change. With maximum charm and enhanced good looks, it could be time to revamp your image and treat yourself.

Val Aviv is the presenter for Brighton Lights on Latest TV For more astrological insights and monthly horoscopes visit or for a personal astrological reading contact Val Aviv at:

L7 TV Your weekly TV guide 810 – 16 JANUARY around and try and remember your Exit List and the route you took to get where you are. Do both correctly and you get to keep the money you’ve won going so deeply into the maze. Pretty simple. Plus an all-important twist that could feasibly With Victoria Nangle break friendships/relationships that felt strong enough to face the nation together. Essentially it’s a memory quiz which can tie you up better than a boy scout with a ‘badge lust’ on him. The kind of game that grandmas the world over would’ve loved had they ever run out of trays scattered with a variety of objects and a tea towel here’s something almost re-assuring abut a to cover them up with after three minutes of tension-building game show based on simple study. Admittedly that was always the least questions or tasks, played for large amounts exciting birthday party game in our house, but of money by ordinary folk. Especially so if there somehow The Exit List avoids this brain freeze happens to be some dark blue lighting adding tedium. Chiefly because if you’re not good at dramatic effect. The Exit List joins the ranks of memory games you might be good at quiz games Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, The Cube and The and if you’re not good at either you may simply Weakest Link in this elite group, as the latest in a invest in the Schadenfreude of it all. Like The Cube, vaguely elaborate format framing the basic quiz this drew me in much more than I really thought it show with some extra hoops to would, and I found myself having jump through to win the money. rather a jolly time watching it. A In this case, our lovely salt-of- “It’s a memory little too like The Cube, is host the-earth couple David and Matt Allwright’s delivery and Jenny from Merseyside have to quiz which can tie demeanour. Yes, we all know that enter the 26-room Memory Maze. Philip Schofield is going to have Each room holds a question with you up better than to stop at some point, but four possible answers. Plenty of hosting (a change a boy scout with a Allwright’s opportunity for couples banter from his usual ‘solider for the and disagreements within the little man’ persona on Watchdog ‘badge lust’” 30-second countdown. Guess and the like) almost mimics the the answer correctly and add it Silver Fox himself. Maybe it’s an to the Exit List you have to remember to get out homage but really Matt, you may want to develop again. Answer incorrectly and add all four answers your own style a little more. to your Exit List. Just what you don’t want if you All in all, a fine way to relax of a Tuesday have already demonstrated a patent ignorance of, evening. And feel clever. That’s what these games say, decathlon sports. The further into the maze are really about, isn’t it? Because that’s what’ll you go the higher the stakes. Oh, and there are sell the board game next Christmas. some nasty red rooms that ambush you – five in The Exit List, ITV1, Tuesday 10 January total in the maze – that result in a code instead of follow me on twitter latestvicky a word to remember. At any point you can turn

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tuesday 10 The Exit List ITV1, 8pm Mice in mazes have always been rather hypnotic. Why not put people in them instead?! Yes! Well, what Matt Allwright’s new game show does is drop contestants into a giant 24-room maze in which they must remember an entire Exit List of correct answers to escape and win £200,000. S’easy right?

Burglar In The House BBC1, 10.35pm Apparently every two minutes a house in Britain is burgled, and Nottingham has for years been at the top of the league as the burglary capital of the country. Now police are installing hidden cameras in ‘capture houses’ to catch the criminals, but is the technology as reliable as they think, and is it ethical?

True Stories: Babes In Hollywood More4, 10pm Think you got pressure from your folks? Check out this almost two hour documentary following a dozen child actors over three months as they try to win roles and impress agents in Hollywood. With parents balancing high expectations, thin skins and street savviness. Cripes.


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6.00am Breakfast 9.15 Wanted Down Under 10.00 Homes Under The Hammer 11.00 Saints And Scroungers 11.45 Britain’s Empty Homes 12.15pm Bargain Hunt 1.00 BBC News At One 1.30 South East Today 1.45 Doctors 2.15 Escape To The Country 3.00 BBC News 3.05 Deadly 360 3.35 Splatalot 4.00 ROY 4.30 Pixelface 5.00 Newsround 5.15 Pointless

6.00 – 8.00am Children’s television 8.00 Copycats 8.25 LazyTown 8.50 Lulu Zipadoo 9.05 Tinga Tinga Tales 9.20 The Large Family 9.35 Guess With Jess 9.45 Bob’s Mini Projects 9.50 Louie 9.55 Hoof And Safety With Nuzzle And Scratch 10.15 64 Zoo Lane 10.30 Wibbly Pig 10.40 Waybuloo 11.00 In The Night Garden 11.30 BBC World News 12.00pm Daily Politics 12.30 Darts: World Championships 3.00 Real Rescues 3.45 Flog It! 4.30 Perfection 5.15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 6.00 Eggheads Quiz show. 6.30 Great British Railway Journeys Michael Portillo takes to the tracks. 7.00 Hairy Bikers’ Best Of British The bikers explore the fantastic food available in British waters. 8.00 The Great Sport Relief Bake Off The first heat of The Great Sport Relief Bake Off sees four well-known faces don their aprons in this charity special hosted by Mel Giedroyc. Baking for Sport Relief in this heat are Actress Sarah Hadland, TV Gardener Joe Swift, Botanist and Broadcaster James Wong and Actress Angela Griffin. 9.00 The Mystery Of Edwin Drood A two-part period drama. Opium addict and choirmaster John Jasper has vivid dreams of killing his beloved nephew Edwin Drood and stealing his fiancee Rosa. 10.00 Have I Got Old News For You Popular news quiz. 10.30 Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day’s headlines. 11.20 Darts: World Championships - Highlights Colin Murray introduces highlights from tonight’s second round best-of-seven set matches. 12.10am Darts: World Championships – Extra 2.10 BBC News 4.00 Eon Straddler Time Traveller 4.30 Primary Dance (x2) 5.00 Street Dance Masterclass

6.00am Daybreak 8.30 Lorraine 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 10.30 This Morning 11.25 ITV News 11.30 This Morning 12.30pm Loose Women 1.30 ITV News & Weather 2.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 3.00 Lewis 5.00 The Chase

6.15am The Hoobs 6.35 The Hoobs 7.00 Freshly Squeezed 7.30 According To Jim 7.55 According To Jim 8.25 Everybody Loves Raymond 8.55 Frasier 9.25 Undercover Boss Australia 10.25 Vacation, Vacation, Vacation 11.00 A Place In The Sun: Home Or Away 12.00pm Channel 4 News Summary 12.05 Celebrity Five Go To... 1.05 BT And Channel 4 Present... 1.10 River Cottage Bites 1.30 FILM: The Badlanders (1958) 3.10 Countdown 4.00 Deal Or No Deal 5.00 Celebrity Come Dine With Me

6.00 – 7.45am Children’s television 7.45 Noddy In Toyland 7.55 Mio Mao 8.00 Fifi And The Flowertots 8.15 Peppa Pig 8.20 Peppa Pig 8.25 Roary The Racing Car 8.35 Milkshake! Monkey 8.40 Bananas In Pyjamas 8.55 Funky Valley 9.00 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom 9.15 The Wright Stuff 11.10 LIVE With Gabby 12.10pm 5 News Lunchtime 12.15 Celebrity Big Brother 1.15 The Hotel Inspector 2.15 Law And Order 3.15 Meals In Moments 3.25 FILM: Claire (2007) 5.00 5 News At 5 5.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 6.30 5 News 7.00 Celebrity Wedding Planner: Jedward Documentary series in which a soon-to-be wed couple hand over the complete organisation of their big day to a celebrity. It is only after burlesque dancer Beulah and her fiancé James have signed up to go along with everything the planners decide that they find out that their celebrity is Jedward! You wouldn’t. 8.00 Cowboy Builders Dom Littlewood and Melinda Messenger track down the UK’s most terrible tradesmen and put right their botched jobs. In one of their most challenging projects yet, they find walls stuffed with toilet paper when they go to the aid of a retired couple from Yorkshire. 9.00 Body Of Proof US medical mystery series. Meet Dr Megan Hunt, a former brain surgeon whose life was changed by a car crash. Her career begins again in Philadelphia as a medical examiner, using her incredible mind to track down killers. 10.00 Celebrity Big Brother Get your daily fix of the action from the Big Brother house. 11.00 Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side Emma Willis hosts the usual round-up of gossip and news from the Big Brother house. 12.00am When Paddy Met Sally 1.00 SuperCasino 4.00 HouseBusters 4.25 Michaela’s Wild Challenge (x2) 5.10 Wildlife SOS (x2)

6.00am Good Morning Sports Fans 7.00 Good Morning Sports Fans 8.00 Good Morning Sports Fans 9.00 Irish League Football 10.30 Netbusters 11.00 Soccer AM: The Best Bits 12.00pm Irish League Football 1.30 Netbusters 2.00 Soccer AM: The Best Bits 3.00 Irish League Football 4.30 Netbusters 5.00 Football Asia 5.30 Football’s Greatest Managers 6.00 Revista De La Liga 7.00 Sky Sports News At Seven 7.30 LIVE Carling Cup Football 10.15 Revista De La Liga 11.15 A League Of Their Own: Unseen 12.15am Football’s Greatest Managers 12.45 Carling Cup Football 2.15 Sky Sports Classics 2.30 Revista De La Liga 3.30 Football Asia 4.00 Carling Cup Football 5.30 Football’s Greatest

6.00 BBC News At Six 6.30 South East Today 7.00 The One Show 7.30 EastEnders Fatboy and Tyler are there for Whitney as she prepares to meet Morgan’s dad but how will he react to finding out he has a son? 8.00 Holby City Emotions run high when Greg thinks Sahira has been in a car accident, while Chantelle has to step up to the plate in the face of some demanding patients. 9.00 DIY SOS: The Big Build Derbyshire is the destination for Nick Knowles and the DIY SOS team as they travel to Chesterfield to help Lisa and Richard Watson and their young family. 10.00 BBC News At Ten 10.25 South East Today 10.35 Burglar In The House See highlights. 11.25 The League Cup Show Manish Bhasin presents action from the Carling Cup. 11.55 FILM: Human Traffic (1999) Starring John Simm, Lorraine Pilkington, Shaun Parkes. Adult drama in which six youths trapped in a mundane existence try to escape their pointless, humdrum lives with weekends of drug-fuelled debauchery. 1.30am Weatherview 1.35 Sign Zone: Frozen Planet 2.35 MasterChef: The Professionals 3.35 You’ve Been Scammed 4.20 BBC News

6.00 Meridian Tonight 6.30 ITV News; Weather 7.00 Emmerdale Cain is determined to hide the truth from Debbie. 7.30 River Monsters Biologist and extreme angler Jeremy Wade goes to New Zealand to search for a mysterious and dangerous eight-footlong creature described over 200 years ago by a famous explorer. Is the beast in question a mere legend or could it be the same flesh-and-blood creature that has attacked divers and even seized a child? 8.00 The Exit List See highlights. 9.00 The Biggest Loser Davina McCall presents the weight-loss competition. This week, the contestants learn the shocking damage that they have done to their bodies and hear the possible consequences. The teams face their second challenge as they dig for survival and the ultimate prize – immunity. As the weigh-in approaches, the competition steps up. 10.00 ITV News At Ten; Weather 10.35 FILM: The Grudge (2004) Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, Bill Pullman. Horror. An American student living in Tokyo finds work as a carer for an elderly patient with sleeping difficulties, unaware that the woman’s house is cursed. 12.20am The Zone 2.50 Crossing Jordan 3.40ITVNightscreen 5.30News

6.00 The Simpsons 6.30 Hollyoaks Dennis cooks a romantic meal for Leanne, but is not prepared for her reaction. 7.00 Channel 4 News 7.55 8.00 The Fat Fighters Documentary series following four elite personal trainers. 9.00 Rogue Baboon: An Inside Nature’s Giants Special Mark Evans and Joy Reidenberg travel to South Africa to dissect a huge alpha male baboon that led a band of baboons on a rampage through a Cape Town suburb until the authorities were forced to euthanise him. 10.00 Shameless Gritty comedy drama series set on a Manchester estate.Repeat of Monday’s show. 11.15 Desperate Housewives Susan, Gaby, Bree, Lynette and Carlos must dispose of the body of Gaby’s stepfather, but feelings of guilt begin to overcome everyone in different ways. 12.15am Random Acts 12.20 North American Poker Tour 1.15 KOTV Boxing Weekly 1.40 FIVB World Beach Volleyball Tour 2.35 Mobil 1 The Grid 3.00 GT Academy 3.30 Freesports On 4 3.55 Brief Encounters Of The Sporting Mind 4.05 Scrapheap Challenge 5.00 Brief Encounters Of The Sporting Mind 5.10 Ultra Running 5.20 Brothers And Sisters

Sky Sports 2 6.00am Aerobics: Oz Style 6.30 Kings Of The Snow 7.00 WWE: Afterburn 8.00 Soccer AM: The Best Bits 9.00 Aerobics: Oz Style 9.30 Carp Academy 10.00 PGA Tour Golf 12.00pm European Tour Golf 1.00 Shell’s Wonderful World Of Golf 2.30 PGA Tour Golf 4.30 European Tour Golf 5.30 PGA Tour Golf 7.30 LIVE Greyhound Racing 10.00 Poker 12.00am PGA Tour Golf 1.00 Sports Unlimited 2.00 Poker 4.00 Close

Sky Sports 3 11.00am Racing News 11.30 Aerobics: Oz Style 12.00pm Warren Miller’s Ride 1.30 Carp Academy 2.00 Kings Of The Snow 2.30 Warren Miller’s Ride 4.00 Soccer AM: The Best Bits 5.00 WWE: Smackdown 7.00 British Basketball League 9.00 PGA Tour Golf 10.00 Sports Unlimited 11.00 British Basketball League 1.00am FIBA World Basketball 1.30 World Pool Masters 2.30 Close

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12.00pm UK Border Force 1.00 The Chicago Code (x2) 3.00 Stargate SG-1 (x2) 5.00 Futurama (x2) 6.00 Got To Dance - Auditions Uncut 6.30 The Simpsons 7.00 Got To Dance - Auditions (x2) 9.00 Road Wars 10.00 FILM: Total Recall (1990) 12.10am 35mm 2012 12.40 Dog The Bounty Hunter (x2) 1.40 Cop Squad

7.00pm Total Wipeout Celebrity Special 8.00 Don’t Tell The Bride 9.00 Websex: What’s The Harm? 10.00 EastEnders 10.30 Little Britain 11.00 Family Guy (x2) 11.45 American Dad! (x2) 12.30am Websex: What’s The Harm? 1.30 Don’t Tell The Bride 2.25 Is Oral Sex Safe? 3.25 Being Human

7.00pm World News Today 7.30 Climbing Great Buildings 8.00 The Men Who Built The Liners 9.00 The Story Of Musicals 10.00 Arena: Dickens On Film 11.00 Les Mis At 25: Matt Lucas Dreams The Dream 12.00am ... Sings The Great American Songbook 1.00 The Story Of Musicals

12.00pm Coronation Street (x2) 1.00 Emmerdale 1.30 The Jeremy Kyle Show (x2) 3.45 Beauty And The Geek 4.40 Loose Women 5.40 Judge Judy (x3) 7.00 Harry Hill’s TV Burp 7.30 New You’ve Been Framed! 8.00 Homes From Hell 9.00 Benidorm (x2) 10.00 FILM: Daylight (1996) 12.20am FILM: Catwoman (2004)

10.55am Agatha Christie’s Poirot 1.00pm Heartbeat 2.00 Born And Bred 3.10 Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman 4.15 Countrywise 4.45 Countrywise Kitchen 5.15 Rising Damp 5.50 Heartbeat 6.50 Born And Bred 8.00 Wycliffe 9.00 Rebus 10.00 Blue Murder 11.45 Numb3rs 12.35am Agatha Christie’s Poirot

3.30pm Desperate Housewives 4.30 Rules Of Engagement 5.00 Scrubs (x2) 6.00 The Big Bang Theory (x2) 7.00 Hollyoaks 7.30 How I Met Your Mother 8.00 Shipwrecked: The Island 9.00 90210 10.00 The Cleveland Show 10.30 Allen Gregory 11.00 Rude Tube 12.05am The Big Bang Theory (x2)

4.40pm A Place In The Sun: Home Or Away 5.45 Relocation, Relocation 6.50 Come Dine With Me Extra Portions (x4) 9.00 Come Dine With Me 10.00 True Stories: Babes In Hollywood. See highights. 11.55 The Lost Kennedy Home Movies 1.50am True Stories: Babes In Hollywood

11.00am The Edge Of The World (1937) 12.30pm Black Narcissus (1946) 2.30 The League Of Gentlemen (1960) 4.45 Knights Of The Round Table (1953) 7.00 The Family Stone (2005) 9.00 He’s Just Not That Into You (2008) 11.30 Once Upon A Time In America (1984) 3.55am Close


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wednesday 11 The Mystery Of Edwin Drood BBC2, 9pm It’s the second in this two-parter, which means that if you missed yesterday’s opener you just need to catch the first five minutes to get up to speed. Drood is feared dead and Jasper hasn’t a clue what happened the night before. Bit worrying. So he sets his sights on Rosa. Bit intense.

Film 2012 With Claudia Winkleman BBC1, 11.35pm The eye-liner lady is back with her laid back opinions of the latest films, backed up by the authoritative Danny Leigh. They take a look at Spielberg’s hotly anticipated War Horse and Steve McQueen’s greatly lauded Shame. Plus Richard Curtis’ most loved and hated flicks.

How I Met Your Mother E4, 7.30pm As we say goodbye to Christmas and New Year the gang say a big ‘hello!’ to Valentine’s Day. Barney declares February 13th Desperation Day – a holiday for women with low self-esteem who will be alone on Valentine’s. Of course, Lily and Marshall are suitably cute together, and Robin bonds with her single pals. Skol!


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6.00am Breakfast 9.15 Wanted Down Under 10.00 Homes Under The Hammer 11.00 Saints And Scroungers 11.45 Britain’s Empty Homes 12.15pm Bargain Hunt 1.00 BBC News At One 1.30 South East Today 1.45 Doctors 2.15 Escape To The Country 3.00 BBC News 3.05 Deadly 360 3.35 Wingin’ It 4.00 ROY 4.30 My Life: Big Brother 5.00 Newsround 5.15 Pointless

6.00 – 7.30am Children’s television 7.30 League Of Super Evil 7.40 Eliot Kid 7.55 Newsround 8.00 Copycats 8.25 LazyTown 8.50 Lulu Zipadoo 9.05 Tinga Tinga Tales 9.20 The Large Family 9.35 Guess With Jess 9.45 Bob’s Mini Projects 9.50 Louie 9.55 Hoof And Safety With Nuzzle And Scratch 10.15 64 Zoo Lane 10.30 Wibbly Pig 10.40 Waybuloo 11.00 In The Night Garden 11.30 Daily Politics 1.00pm See Hear 1.30 Darts: World Championships 3.00 Real Rescues 3.45 Flog It! 4.30 Perfection 5.15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 6.00 Eggheads Jeremy Vine hosts the quiz show. 6.30 Great British Railway Journeys Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with a copy of George Bradshaw’s Victorian Railway Guidebook. 7.00 Hairy Bikers’ Best Of British Nowadays British food is a celebration of many cultures. Dave Myers and Si King look at how this has evolved and create their favourite dishes. 8.00 The Great Sport Relief Bake Off Host Mel Giedroyc and Judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood are joined by renowned Choreographer and Dancer Arlene Phillips, Radio Four’s Fi Glover, The Apprentice runner-up and now Presenter Saira Khan and Art Historian Gus Casely-Hayford. 9.00 The Mystery Of Edwin Drood See highlights. 10.00 Mock The Week Dara O Briain and the team tickle the ribs of another week with guests Ed Byrne, Micky Flanagan and Jack Whitehall. 10.30 Newsnight 11.20 Darts: World Championships – Highlights Colin Murray presents highlights from tonight’s matches. 12.10am Darts: World Championships – Extra 2.10 BBC News 4.00 Music, Mud And Making Money 4.30 Making Media 5.00 How To Write 5.30 Primary Creative Arts

6.00am Daybreak 8.30 Lorraine 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 10.30 This Morning 11.25 ITV News 11.30 This Morning 12.30pm Loose Women 1.30 ITV News & Weather 2.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 3.00 Lewis 5.00 The Chase

6.00am The Treacle People 6.05 Sali Mali 6.10 The Hoobs 6.35 The Hoobs 7.00 Freshly Squeezed 7.30 According To Jim 7.55 According To Jim 8.25 Everybody Loves Raymond 8.55 Frasier 9.25 Undercover Boss Australia 10.25 Vacation, Vacation, Vacation 11.00 A Place In The Sun: Home Or Away 12.00pm Channel 4 News Summary 12.05 Celebrity Five Go To... 1.05 River Cottage Bites 1.10 FILM: Merrill’s Marauders (1962) 3.10 Countdown 4.00 Deal Or No Deal 5.00 Celebrity Come Dine With Me

6.00 – 7.45am Children’s television 7.45 Noddy In Toyland 7.55 Mio Mao 8.00 Fifi And The Flowertots 8.15 Peppa Pig 8.20 Peppa Pig 8.25 Roary The Racing Car 8.35 Milkshake! Monkey 8.40 Bananas In Pyjamas 8.55 Funky Valley 9.00 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom 9.15 The Wright Stuff 11.10 LIVE With Gabby 12.10pm 5 News Lunchtime 12.15 Celebrity Big Brother 1.15 The Hotel Inspector 2.15 Law And Order 3.15 FILM: McBride: Dogged (2007) 5.00 5 News At 5 5.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 6.30 5 News 7.00 Cowboy Builders Dom Littlewood and Melinda Messenger track down the UK’s most terrible tradesmen and put right their botched jobs. In one of their most challenging projects yet, they find walls stuffed with toilet paper when they go to the aid of a retired couple from Yorkshire, who rue the day they decided on a local builder to erect a large extension to the family home. 8.00 Benidorm ER Documentary series. We meet Stuart from Ellesmere Port – he is in Benidorm on a stag weekend with his friends. Stuart slips by the pool and breaks his arm – and his mates are far from sympathetic. 9.00 Celebrity Big Brother Action from the BB house. 10.00 Kym Marsh Teen Mums And Me Former Hear’Say star and current Coronation Street cast member, Kym Marsh takes a candid look at the realities for teenage mothers in the UK today. 11.00 Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side Emma Willis hosts a round up of Big Brother related news and debate, with special guests, exclusive footage and behind the scenes treats. 12.00am Pokerstars: The Big Game 1.05 SuperCasino 4.00 HouseBusters 4.25 Michaela’s Wild Challenge (x2) 5.15 Wildlife SOS (x2)

6.00am Good Morning Sports Fans 7.00 Good Morning Sports Fans 8.00 Good Morning Sports Fans 9.00 Carling Cup Football 10.30 Football Asia 11.00 Revista De La Liga 12.00pm Football’s Greatest Managers 12.25 LIVE International Cricket 9.00 LIVE Spanish Football 11.00 Ford Football Special 12.00am FIFA Futbol Mundial 12.30 Football’s Greatest 1.00 Spanish Football 2.30 Ford Football Special 3.30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 4.00 Hyundai A League 4.30 Spanish Football

6.00 BBC News At Six 6.30 South East Today 7.00 The One Show If it has Britain talking then it will be talked about on the One Show. 7.30 MOTD Live: League Cup Semi-Final – Manchester City V Liverpool Gary Lineker hosts live coverage from the Etihad Stadium of the first leg of the Carling Cup semifinal between Manchester City and Liverpool. Big-spending City have led the way in the Premier League so far this season. But Liverpool are resurgent under idol Kenny Dalglish. 10.00 BBC News At Ten 10.25 South East Today 10.35 The National Lottery Wednesday Night Draws 10.45 Freddie Flintoff: Hidden Side Of Sport Cricket star Andrew (Freddie) Flintoff talks to sporting professionals about the serious effects of depression. He confronts his own issues as captain of England – under pressure and under fire at the top of his game. Freddie reveals the stigma attached to talking about depression in the face of an often unforgiving public. 11.35 Film 2012 With Claudia Winkleman See highlights. 12.15am FILM: Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005) 2.05 Weatherview 2.10 Sign Zone: Country Tracks 3.05 MasterChef: The Professionals .05 BBC News

6.00 Meridian Tonight 6.30 ITV News; Weather 7.00 Emmerdale Aaron learns the truth about Cain’s attacker. Debbie is determined to make her plan with Andy work. 7.30 The Unforgettable Leslie Crowther A tribute to Leslie Crowther – best known as the presenter of hit shows Crackerjack and The Price Is Right and a household name for most of his life. 8.00 Midsomer Murders A row between keen birdwatchers in Midsomer-in-the-Marsh turns nasty when their president is killed. Patrick Morgan met his death while hoping to sight a rare bird, but is his obsession with ornithology to blame - or something more sinister? Barnaby and Jones attempt to discover the truth. 10.00 ITV News At Ten; Weather 10.35 FILM: Payback (1999) Starring Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, David Paymer, Deborah Kara Unger. Tough action thriller in which a man is persuaded by an old friend to take part in a heist of laundered Triad drug money. But the friend and the man’s wife have carefully planned the whole caper in order to double-cross him, and leave him for dead. However, he survives. Look out folks! 12.30am The Zone 2.30 FILM: Outland (1981) 4.30 ITV Nightscreen 5.30 ITV Morning News

6.00 The Simpsons 6.30 Hollyoaks Cheryl grows concerned when Declan begins portraying Brendan-like traits. 7.00 Channel 4 News 7.55 8.00 How To Cook Like Heston This week Heston challenges the way we cook eggs. 8.30 The Fabulous Baker Brothers Foodie series about brothers Tom and Henry, who run a butcher’s shop and a bakery in Gloucestershire. 9.00 One Born Every Minute Fly-on-the-wall documentary series. This episode looks at the different approaches to the pain of childbirth. 10.00 How To Be A Good Mother With Sharon Horgan Sharon Horgan talks to six women about the different approaches to motherhood. She meets one who doesn’t believe in nappies, an ex-stuntwoman who thinks we’ve all brainwashed our kids into being scared and a mum who is ‘in love with placentas’. 11.05 Random Acts 11.10 London’s Burning Dramatic interpretation of the night of rioting. 12.15am MUSIC ON 4: Launched At Red Bull Studios 12.35 Launched At Red Bull Studios 12.50 360 Sessions 1.15 Coming Up: Micah 1.40 FILM: Breakfast On Pluto (2005) 3.50 The Great British Property Scandal 4.45 Brothers And Sisters 5.25 Countdown

Sky Sports 2 6.00am Aerobics: Oz Style 6.30 Kings Of The Snow 7.00 WWE: Vintage Collection 8.00 Revista De La Liga 9.00 British Basketball League 11.00 FIBA World Basketball 11.30 World Pool Masters 12.30pm Carling Cup Football 2.00 Revista De La Liga 3.00 PGA Golf 5.00 NFL – Total Access 6.00 Inside The PGA Tour 6.30 European Tour Weekly 7.00 Hyundai A League 7.30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 8.00 Netball 10.00 Trans World Sport 11.00 World Cup Of Pool 12.00am Netball 2.00 Trans World Sport 3.00 Close

Sky Sports 3 7.00am Sports Unlimited 8.00 Tenpin Bowling 9.00 PGA Golf 11.00 Racing News 11.30 Aerobics: Oz Style 12.00pm Sports Unlimited 1.00 Tenpin Bowling 2.00 Kings Of The Snow 2.30 FIBA World Basketball 3.00 British Basketball League 5.00 WWE: The Bottom Line 6.00 WWE: Afterburn 7.00 Watersports World 8.00 PGA Golf 10.00 Bowls 11.00 Inside The PGA Tour 11.30 European Tour Weekly 12.00am PGA Golf 2.00 IJF World Circuit Judo 2.30 Close

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12.00pm UK Border Force 1.00 The Chicago Code (x2) 3.00 Stargate SG-1 (x2) 5.00 Futurama (x2) 6.00 Got To Dance - Auditions Uncut 6.30 The Simpsons (x3) 8.00 Obese: A Year To Save My Life 9.00 Stella 10.00 Road Wars 11.00 Ross Kemp Back On The Frontline 12.00am Dog The Bounty Hunter (x2)

7.00pm Snog Marry Avoid?: Top Ten Shockers 8.00 Don’t Tell The Bride 9.00 Confessions Of A Sex Addict 10.00 FILM: Eagle Eye (2008) 11.50 Family Guy (x2) 12.35am Confessions Of A Sex Addict 1.30 Don’t Tell The Bride 2.30 Snog Marry Avoid?: Top Ten Shockers 3.30 Being Human

7.00pm World News Today 7.30 Climbing Great Buildings 8.00 Top Of The Pops: 1977 - Big Hits 9.00 The Rules Of Drinking: Timeshift 10.00 Twenty Twelve 10.30 Outnumbered 11.00 Illuminations: The Private Lives Of Medieval Kings 12.00am Borgen (x2) 2.00 Twenty Twelve 2.30 Outnumbered

12.00pm Emmerdale 12.30 Nanny 911 1.30 The Jeremy Kyle Show (x2) 3.45 Beauty And The Geek 4.40 Loose Women 5.40 Judge Judy )x2) 6.30 All Star Family Fortunes 7.15 Take Me Out 8.15 Take Me Out - The Gossip 9.00 FILM: Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) 11.05 FILM: The Whole Ten Yards (2004) 1.05am Emmerdale

10.50am Agatha Christie’s Poirot 1.00pm Heartbeat 2.05 Born And Bred 3.10 Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman 4.05 Countrywise Kitchen (x2) 5.10 Rising Damp 5.45 Heartbeat 6.50 Born And Bred 8.00 An Audience With Cliff Richard 9.00 When Piers Met Sir Cliff 10.00 A Touch Of Frost 12.05am Agatha Christie’s Poirot

4.30pm Rules Of Engagement 5.00 Scrubs (x2) 6.00 The Big Bang Theory (x2) 7.00 Hollyoaks 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. See highlights. 8.00 Charlie’s Angels 9.00 FILM: The Wedding Planner (2001) 11.05 Hollyoaks: Best Bits 2011 12.10am The Big Bang Theory (x2) 1.00 Scrubs (x2)

3.15pm Coach Trip 3.45 Jamie At Home 4.15 Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals 4.45 A Place In The Sun: Home Or Away 5.50 Relocation, Relocation 6.55 Come Dine With Me Extra Portions (x4) 9.00 Time Team 10.05 Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day 11.05 The Hitler Family 12.10am Time Team

11.00am The Private Lives Of Elizabeth And Essex (1939) 1.05pm The Enemy Below (1957) 3.00 Kiss Them For Me (1957) 5.05 Doctor In Distress (1963) 7.10 Dumb And Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003) 9.00 I, Robot (2004) 11.15 Buffalo Soldiers (2001) 1.10am How To Get Ahead In Advertising (1989)


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thursday 12 New Tricks BBC1, 9pm Good news and bad news. Good news is that New Tricks has been recommissioned for another two series. Yay! Bad news is that this is James Bolam’s last series, although he is in talks to return for a single episode in each series so hopefully that means his disappearance won’t be mortally permanent. As you were.

My Daughter The Teenage Nudist Channel 4, 10pm This documentary talks to Mollie and Alex, two of a growing number of teens and twentysomethings embracing the world of public nudity and using it to challenge the media’s obsession with the body beautiful. They are on a quest to normalise nudity. Chilly though.

Agatha Christie’s Poirot ITV3, 7.55pm You know how there are always those curses that strike down dead anyone who opens an Egyptian King’s tomb? Poirot does. He’s not one to believe in superstition and magic though and is hot on the trail of a perfectly logical explanation. And just plain hot. It’s Egypt! Our sleuth is used to cooler climes.


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6.00am Breakfast 9.15 Wanted Down Under 10.00 Homes Under The Hammer 11.00 Saints And Scroungers 11.45 Britain’s Empty Homes 12.15pm Bargain Hunt 1.00 BBC News At One 1.30 South East Today 1.45 Doctors 2.15 Escape To The Country 3.00 BBC News 3.05 Deadly 360 3.35 Wingin’ It 4.00 ROY 4.30 Leonardo 5.00 Newsround 5.15 Pointless

6.00 – 8.00am Children’s television 8.00 Copycats 8.25 LazyTown 8.50 Lulu Zipadoo 9.05 Tinga Tinga Tales 9.20 The Large Family 9.35 Guess With Jess 9.45 Bob’s Mini Projects 9.50 Louie 9.55 Hoof And Safety With Nuzzle And Scratch 10.15 64 Zoo Lane 10.30 Wibbly Pig 10.40 Waybuloo 11.00 In The Night Garden 11.30 BBC World News 12.00pm Daily Politics 12.30 Darts: World Championships 3.00 Real Rescues 3.45 Flog It! 4.30 Perfection 5.15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 6.00 Eggheads Quiz show. 6.30 Great British Railway Journeys Michael Portillo takes to the tracks. 7.00 Hairy Bikers’ Best Of British The hairy duo create some classic puddings and pies as they explore the history and traditions behind Britain’s favourites. 8.00 The Great Sport Relief Bake Off The third and final heat in this Great Sport Relief Bake Off, a charity special hosted by Mel Giedroyc. 9.00 Unfinished Masterpieces With Alastair Sooke Alastair Sooke explores the mysterious appeal of unfinished works of art. From Dickens’s unfinished The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Jane Austen’s Sanditon and Coleridge’s Kubla Khan, he talks to those who have attempted to finish these literary enigmas and those who believe that any such task is impossible. 10.00 Never Mind The Buzzcocks Team captains Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus are joined by guest presenter Josh Groban and panellists Charlie Baker, Tinchy Stryder, KT Tunstall and Michael Ball. 10.30 Newsnight 11.20 Darts: World Championships – Highlights 12.10am Darts: World Championships – Extra 2.10 BBC News 4.00 1911 Review Of The Year 5.00 Wonders Of The Universe

6.00am Daybreak 8.30 Lorraine 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 10.30 This Morning 11.25 ITV News 11.30 This Morning 12.30pm Loose Women 1.30 ITV News & Weather 2.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 3.00 Lewis 5.00 The Chase

6.10am The Hoobs (x2) 7.00 Freshly Squeezed 7.30 According To Jim 7.55 According To Jim 8.25 Everybody Loves Raymond 8.55 Frasier 9.25 Undercover Boss Australia 10.25 Vacation, Vacation, Vacation 11.00 A Place In The Sun: Home Or Away 12.00pm Channel 4 News Summary 12.05 Celebrity Five Go To... 1.05 Sainsbury’s And Channel 4 Present... Stephen Miller 1.10 River Cottage Bites 1.20 FILM: Went The Day Well? (1944) 3.10 Countdown 4.00 Deal Or No Deal 5.00 Celebrity Come Dine With Me 6.00 The Simpsons 6.30 Hollyoaks Callum’s determination to help improve George’s self-confidence doesn’t have the desired effect. 7.00 Channel 4 News 7.55 8.00 Location, Location, Location Phil Spencer and Kirstie Allsopp hit the pavements of Windsor and Maidenhead in a bid to find homes. Nicki and Damien are in desperate need of a family home. Maria is adamant that her new home has to be a bachelorette pad with the wow factor. Jacuzzi, bright paint or parrot? 9.00 The Restoration Man George Clarke travels the British Isles meeting people who want to restore architectural treasures. Andy Critchlow surprised his girlfriend Ana Perkins when he bought a stunning, cylindrical Grade II Listed water tower in Congleton, Cheshire. 10.00 My Daughter The Teenage Nudist See highlights. 11.05 Random Acts 11.10 Coppers Documentary series. 12.15am MUSIC ON 4: Curated By Lyle And Scott 12.30 Embarrassing Bodies 1.25 Undressing My Mother 1.30 Britain’s Greatest Codebreaker 2.40 The Great British Property Scandal 3.35 Whatever Turns You On 3.40 St Elsewhere 4.30 Brothers And Sisters 5.10 Countdown 5.55 Sali Mali

6.00 – 7.35am Children’s television 7.35 Thomas & Friends 7.45 Noddy In Toyland 7.55 Mio Mao 8.00 Fifi And The Flowertots 8.10 Peppa Pig 8.15 Peppa Pig 8.25 Roary The Racing Car 8.40 Bananas In Pyjamas 9.00 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom 9.15 The Wright Stuff 11.10 LIVE With Gabby 12.10pm 5 News Lunchtime 12.15 Celebrity Big Brother: Live Eviction 1.15 The Hotel Inspector 2.15 Law And Order 3.15 FILM: Surrender Dorothy (2006) 5.00 Five News 5.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

6.00am Good Morning Sports Fans 7.00 Good Morning Sports Fans 8.00 Live European Tour Golf: Joburg Open 10.00 Hyundai A League 10.30 Spanish Football 12.00pm LIVE European Tour Golf: Joburg Open 2.00 Inside The PGA Tour 2.30 Spanish Football 4.00 FIFA Futbol Mundial 4.30 Hyundai A League 5.00 Carling Cup Football 6.00 Ford Football Special 7.00 Sky Sports News At Seven 7.30 Barclays Premier League World 8.00 Carling Cup Football 9.00 LIVE Spanish Football 11.00 Time Of Our Lives 12.00am Carling Cup Football 1.00 Spanish Football 2.25 Live Test Cricket

6.00 BBC News At Six 6.30 South East Today 7.00 The One Show If it has Britain talking then it will be talked about on the One Show. 7.30 EastEnders Cora issues Tyler with a savage warning when his lingering feelings for Whitney become clear. 8.00 Earthflight The documentary series giving a bird’s-eye view of some of the world’s greatest natural spectacles departs on its grand European tour. Among other wonders, cameras soar with cranes and geese over Venice, the white cliffs of Dover and Edinburgh. White storks leave Africa and struggle to reach Istanbul, the gateway to Europe, while cranes take an easier route over the monkeyguarded Rock of Gibraltar. 9.00 New Tricks See highlights. 10.00 BBC News At Ten 10.25 South East Today 10.35 Question Time Question Time comes from London, where David Dimbleby chairs a debate on the big stories of the week with a panel and studio audience. 11.35 This Week A political review of the week presented by Andrew Neil, with Michael Portillo, Alan Johnson and guests. 12.20am Skiing Weatherview 12.25 Sign Zone: Countryfile 1.25 Britain’s Hidden Heritage 2.25 James May’s Man Lab 3.25 BBC News

6.00 Meridian Tonight 6.30 ITV News; Weather 7.00 Emmerdale Debbie takes extreme measures to win Andy round. 7.30 Payback Time: Tonight As the level of household debt rises to over five billion pounds this year, the programme looks at how people are being forced to borrow money simply to fund their ordinary day-to-day expenses. 8.00 Emmerdale Debbie starts to feel the consequences of her secret rendezvous. A determined Sandy looks for alternative accommodation. 8.30 Coronation Street Tina and Kirsty’s feud has disastrous consequences. 9.00 Eternal Law Six-part drama series about two angels who are sent to Earth in the guise of lawyers in order to help humankind. Zak and Tom are drawn into a custody case when a six-year-old boy called Hal asks for their help. Hannah begins her new job working for Richard and the pair soon find themselves in court facing Tom and Zak. 10.00 ITV News At Ten; Weather 10.35 The Jonathan Ross Show Repeat of the weekend’s show. 11.35 Take Me Out Matchmaker Paddy McGuinness returns for the third series of the hit dating showt. 12.30am The Zone 2.35 Payback Time: Tonight 3.00 ITV Nightscreen 4.35 Jeremy Kyle Show 5.30 News

6.30 Five News 7.00 Police Interceptors Documentary series profiling the work of a high-speed police interception unit in South Yorkshire. The team tracks down a driver who has legged it from the cops. Ange stands up to a couple of heavyweights. 8.00 World’s Scariest Plane Landings A documentary featuring startling footage of the world’s most petrifying landings.From skilled to notso-skilled pilots, adverse weather conditions and mechanical failure, this selection of sometimes petrifying moments, shot on home video, give as-it-happened views from the ground or inside the planes. The film includes an interview with the pilot of the Hudson River landing in January 2009. 9.00 Celebrity Big Brother Action from the BB house. 10.00 Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side Emma Willis hosts the show which gives you all the news and gossip from the Big Brother. 11.00 It’s All About Amy Documentary series following Amy Childs (The Only Way Is Essex, Celebrity Big Brother) as she goes about the helter-skelter, glamorous life of a reality star. Hmmm. 12.00am SuperCasino 4.00 HouseBusters 4.25 Michaela’s Wild Challenge (x2) 5.10 Wildlife SOS (x2)

Sky Sports 2 6.00am Aerobics: Oz Style 6.30 Kings Of The Snow 7.00 WWE: Experience 8.00 World Cup Of Pool 9.00 Ford Football Special 10.00 Extreme Carp 10.30 Inside The PGA Tour 11.00 Netball 1.00pm FIFA Futbol Mundial 1.30 Ford Football Special 2.30 IJF World Circuit Judo 3.00 Trans World Sport 4.00 Bowls 5.00 European Tour Golf: Joburg Open 7.00 LIVE European Rugby 10.00 European Tour Golf: Joburg Open 12.00am Live PGA Tour Golf 3.30 Time Of Our Lives 4.30 Close

Sky Sports 3 9.30am Bowls 10.30 IJF World Circuit Judo 11.00 Racing News 11.30 Aerobics: Oz Style 12.00pm Bowls 1.00 Watersports World 2.00 Kings Of The Snow 2.30 Extreme Carp 3.00 World Cup Of Pool 4.00 Watersports World 5.00 WWE: Vintage Collection 6.00 Extreme Carp 6.30 ATP Tour Uncovered 7.00 Netball: Fastnet Southern Conference 9.00 ATP Tour Uncovered 9.30 Kings Of The Snow 10.00 WWE: Late Night Raw 12.00am WWE NXT 1.00 European Rugby 4.00 Barclays Premier League World 4.30 ATP Tour Uncovered 5.00 Close

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12.00pm UK Border Force 1.00 The Chicago Code (x2) 3.00 Stargate SG-1 (x2) 5.00 Futurama (x2) 6.00 Got To Dance – Auditions Uncut 6.30 The Simpsons (x2) 7.30 The Simpsons 8.00 Hawaii Five-0 9.00 Obese: A Year To Save My Life 10.00 Stella 11.00 NCIS: LA 12.00am Dog The Bounty Hunter (x2)

7.00pm Top Gear 8.00 Don’t Tell The Bride 9.00 Cherry Healey: Like A Virgin 10.00 EastEnders 10.30 Russell Howard’s Good News 11.05 Family Guy (x2) 11.50 American Dad! (x2) 12.35am Cherry Healey: Like A Virgin 1.35 Russell Howard’s Good News 2.05 Don’t Tell The Bride 3.00 How Sex Works

7.00pm News 7.30 The Sky At Night 8.00 Horizon: The Core 9.00 The Grammar School: A Secret History 10.00 The Story Of Music Hall With Michael Grade 11.30 The Story Of Musicals 12.30am Arena: Dickens On Film 1.30 The Sky At Night 2.00 Horizon: The Core 3.00 The Grammar School: A Secret History

12.00pm Emmerdale 12.30 Nanny 911 1.30 The Jeremy Kyle Show (x2) 3.45 Beauty And The Geek 4.40 Loose Women 5.40 Judge Judy (x3) 7.00 The Exit List 8.00 Animals Do The Funniest Things 9.00 FILM: Evan Almighty (2007) 11.00 FILM: The Bucket List (2007) 1.05am Coronation Street 1.35 Emmerdale (x2)

3.15pm Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman 4.10 Countrywise Kitchen (x2) 5.10 Rising Damp 5.45 Heartbeat 6.50 Born And Bred 7.55 Agatha Christie’s Poirot. See highlights. 9.00 Wycliffe 10.00 Whitechapel 11.05 FILM: The Bridges Of Madison County (1995) 1.40am Agatha Christie’s Poirot

4.55pm Scrubs (x2) 6.00 The Big Bang Theory (x2) 7.00 Hollyoaks 7.30 How I Met Your Mother 8.00 The Big Bang Theory 8.30 Rules Of Engagement 9.00 How I Met Your Mother 9.30 Happy Endings 10.00 The Inbetweeners (x2) 11.10 Chris Moyles’ Quiz Night 11.55 The Big Bang Theory (x2)

2.25pm Celebrity Come Dine With Me 3.00 Coach Trip 3.35 Jamie At Home 4.05 Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals 4.35 A Place In The Sun: Home Or Away 5.40 Relocation, Relocation 6.50 Come Dine With Me Extra Portions (x4) 9.00 The Good Wife 10.00 FILM: The Accused (1988) 12.10am The Good Wife

11.00am Offside (2006) 12.50pm Do Not Disturb (1965) 2.50 The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951) 4.40 Avalanche Express (1979) 6.25 The Parent Trap (1998) 9.00 Muriel’s Wedding (1994) 11.05 Freddy vs Jason (2003) 1.00am Xala (1975) 3.30 Close



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Andrew Kay meets the stars of Spamalot as the smash hit musical takes to the stage at Theatre Royal Brighton

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friday 13 Hustle BBC1, 9pm The problem with having a reputation as excellent grafters, is that when someone gets grafted blimmin’ well you may just get the blame! Gangster and international art collector Petre Sava reckons the gang have taken his Picasso so he’s nabbed Mickey. Fair swap he reckons. It’s just they don’t have the painting.

Milton Jones’ House Of Rooms Channel 4, 10.30pm A brand new series from king of Radio 4, a wonder of the surreal world, and the only comic to have a DVD out this Christmas with a ‘U’ rating – Milton Jones. Here’s the low down: Milton lives with his mother (Susie Blake) and together they rent out rooms to various ‘characters’. Fab.

FILM: Friday The 13th Film4, 10.45pm Have you noticed the date today? Just in case you wish to embrace it for all your worth, here’s the 2009 remake of the classic horror tale of someone called Jason who seems to have an affinity for hockey masks. Don’t know why. Maybe it’s because they wipe clean and he is a messy puppy. With pretty young screamers.


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6.00am Breakfast 9.15 Wanted Down Under 10.00 Homes Under The Hammer 11.00 Saints And Scroungers 11.45 Britain’s Empty Homes 12.15pm Bargain Hunt 1.00 BBC News At One 1.30 South East Today 1.45 Doctors 2.15 Escape To The Country 3.00 BBC News 3.05 Deadly 360 3.35 Wingin’ It 4.00 All Over The Place 4.30 Blue Peter 5.00 Newsround 5.15 Pointless

6.00 BBC News At Six 6.30 South East Today 7.00 The One Show 8.00 EastEnders It is the day of Pat’s funeral and emotions are running high for everyone on the square. 8.40 Fake Britain We visit Newquay in Cornwall and show the increasing problem of fake IDs used by underage drinkers – and we see how a trading standards team shut down a company supplying the fake identification. We meet the Suffolk businessman who fell for the fake overseas inheritance scam – which ultimately cost him his home and his life savings. 9.00 Hustle See highlights. 10.00 BBC News At Ten 10.25 South East Today 10.35 The Graham Norton Show Graham welcomes his dream guest to the sofa: the one and only Madonna. In a special show, the actor, singer and director discusses her remarkable life and career, and introduces her new film W.E and its stars James D’Arcy and Andrea Riseborough. 11.20 The National Lottery Friday Night Draws 11.30 FILM: The Brothers Grimm (2005) Starring Heath Ledger, Matt Damon, Monica Bellucci. Spooky fairy tale. 1.20am Weatherview 1.25 Sign Zone: Question Time 2.25 James May’s Man Lab 3.25 MasterChef: The Professionals 4.25 BBC News


6.00 – 8.50am Children’s television 8.50 Lulu Zipadoo 9.05 Tinga Tinga Tales 9.20 The Large Family 9.35 Guess With Jess 9.45 Bob’s Mini Projects 9.50 Louie 9.55 Hoof And Safety With Nuzzle And Scratch 10.15 64 Zoo Lane 10.30 Wibbly Pig 10.40 Waybuloo 11.00 In The Night Garden 11.30 BBC World News 12.00pm Daily Politics 12.30 Darts: World Championships 3.00 Real Rescues 3.45 Flog It! 4.30 Perfection 5.15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 6.00 Eggheads Quiz show. 6.30 Great British Railway Journeys Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with a copy of George Bradshaw’s Victorian Railway Guidebook. 7.00 Great Barrier Reef Monty Halls explores Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, one of the natural wonders of the world and the largest living structure on our planet. 8.00 The Great Sport Relief Bake Off The competition reaches its climax as the winners of the three heats take on their final challenges before Mary and Paul must decide who is the first ever Great Sport Relief Bake Off champion 2012. 9.00 Sicily Unpacked Andrew and Giorgio continue their journey through Sicily. It’s Easter, and Giorgio and Andrew experience two of the island’s most spectacular celebrations. 10.00 QI Stephen Fry investigates Illness with Jo Brand, Ben Goldacre, Andy Hamilton and Alan Davies. 10.30 Newsnight Comprehensive coverage of important national and international news stories. 11.05 Darts: World Championships Highlights Colin Murray introduces highlights from the remaining men’s quarter-final matches. 11.55 Darts: World Championships – Extra 1.55am BBC News


6.00am Daybreak 8.30 Lorraine 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 10.30 This Morning 11.25 ITV News 11.30 This Morning 12.30pm Loose Women 1.30 ITV News & Weather 2.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 3.00 Lewis 5.00 The Chase

6.00 Meridian Tonight 6.30 ITV News; Weather 7.00 Emmerdale Andy is confused about his feelings for Debbie. 7.30 Coronation Street Tyrone is shocked by the doctor’s news. Owen is livid when his fish are poisoned. 8.00 Safari Vet School Series in which TV vet Steve Leonard acts as guide and mentor to veterinary students from the UK as they travel to the Amakhala Game Reserve in South Africa. 8.30 Coronation Street Becky gets a shock after turning up at Danny’s house unannounced. 9.00 Law & Order: UK When a robbery goes wrong, an innocent have-a-go hero is shot dead and the two thieves take a cab driver hostage as they make their getaway. The police manage to capture one of the suspects, Frank Donovan, who tries to make a deal. Ronnie and Sam have just ten hours to find the hostage before the CPS is forced to agree to Donovan’s terms. 10.00 ITV News At Ten; Weather 10.35 FILM: True Crime (1999) Starring Clint Eastwood, Isaiah Washington. Investigative reporter Steve Everett is given an unusual assignment – the final interview with condemned murderer Frank Beechum. 12.55am The Zone 2.55 FILM: New York Minute (2004) 4.25 ITV Nightscreen 5.30 ITV Morning News

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6.00am The Treacle People 6.10 The Hoobs 6.35 The Hoobs 7.00 Freshly Squeezed 7.30 According To Jim 7.55 According To Jim 8.25 Everybody Loves Raymond 8.55 Frasier 9.25 Undercover Boss Australia 10.25 Vacation, Vacation, Vacation 11.00 A Place In The Sun: Home Or Away 12.00pm Channel 4 News Summary 12.05 Celebrity Five Go To... 1.10 BT And Channel 4 Present... 1.15 FILM: I Was Monty’s Double (1958) 3.10 Countdown 4.00 Deal Or No Deal 5.00 Celebrity Come Dine With Me 6.00 The Simpsons 6.30 Hollyoaks Bart nervously awaits his dad’s arrival, while Callum learns the truth about George. 7.00 Channel 4 News 7.30 7.35 Come Dine With Me Reality series in which people compete to be the best dinner-party host. Four cooks from the Isle of Wight,compete. 8.35 New Girl US comedy. Coach moves out and Winston, who has been on a two-year stint as a basketball coach in Latvia, returns to his old flat. Winston, Schmidt and Nick refuse to lend Jess any household items, so she has to go round to her ex-boyfriend Spencer’s house to collect her belongings. 9.00 The Million Pound Drop Live Davina McCall hosts the game show in which contestants are given a million pounds at the start of the show but then face eight questions in order to hold on to the cash. 10.30 Milton Jones’s House Of Rooms See highlights. 11.00 Rude Tube: Mashed ‘n’ Mixed Alex Zane presents the funniest, strangest and most outrageous clips from the internet. 12.05am FILM: Candyman II: Farewell To The Flesh (1995) 1.45 Random Acts 1.50 My Name Is Earl (x2) 2.35 Hung 3.05 Dogs Mercury 3.30 St Elsewhere 4.20 Phil’s Empty Homes Giveaway 5.15 Countdown

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6.00 – 7.35am Children’s television 7.35 Thomas & Friends 7.45 Noddy In Toyland 7.55 Mio Mao 8.00 Fifi And The Flowertots 8.10 Peppa Pig 8.15 Peppa Pig 8.25 Roary The Racing Car 8.40 Bananas In Pyjamas 9.00 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom 9.15 The Wright Stuff 11.10 LIVE With Gabby 12.10pm 5 News Lunchtime 12.15 Celebrity Big Brother 1.15 The Hotel Inspector 2.15 Law & Order 3.15 FILM: The Last Chance (2003) 5.00 5 News 5.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 6.30 5 News 7.00 World’s Scariest Plane Landings A documentary featuring startling footage of the world’s most petrifying landings. 8.00 World’s Toughest Trucker Eight experienced truck drivers compete to win a £100,000 prize and the title of ‘World’s Toughest Trucker’. This week, the truckers must haul four, 25-ton pre-fabricated building sections for a new medical centre from Alice Springs in central Australia to the Aborigine community of Kiwirrkurra, 500 miles west across the Gibson desert. 9.00 Celebrity Big Brother: Live Eviction Action from the BB house as another housemate is evicted – who will go? 10.00 Celebrity Wedding Planner: Kerry Katona Documentary series in which a soon-to-be wed couple hand over the complete organisation of their big day to a celebrity. Liverpudlian Stephanie and Londoner Nathan Carbyhand over all control of their special day to former pop star Kerry Katona. 11.00 Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side Emma Willis hosts a round up of Big Brother related news and debate. 12.00am SuperCasino 4.00 Motorsport Mundial 4.25 Michaela’s Wild Challenge (x2) 5.15 Wildlife SOS (x2)

Sky Sports 1 6.00am LIVE Test Cricket 10.00 Ashes Memories: Box Office Boxing Day 10.30 Carling Cup Football 11.30 Barclays Premier League World 12.00pm LIVE European Tour Golf: Joburg Open 2.00 PGA Tour Golf 4.00 Carling Cup Football 5.00 Barclays Premier League World 5.30 Football League Weekend 6.30 Barclays Premier League Preview 7.00 Sky Sports News At Seven 7.30 LIVE European Rugby 10.00 Take It Like A Fan 10.30 Barclays Premier League Preview 11.00 Football League Weekend 12.00am Test Cricket 1.00 Barclays Premier League Preview 1.30 Football League Weekend

Sky Sports 2 6.00am Good Morning Sports Fans 8.00 LIVE European Tour Golf: Joburg Open 10.00 European Rugby 1.00pm Carling Cup Football Special 2.00 Test Cricket 3.00 Trans World Sport 4.00 Racemax 5.00 Test Cricket 6.00 European Tour Golf: Joburg Open 8.00 PGA Tour Golf 10.00 European Tour Golf: Joburg Open 12.00am LIVE PGA Tour Golf 3.30 Take It Like A Fan 4.00 Barclays Premier League Preview 4.30 Football League Weekend 5.30 Take It Like A Fan

Sky Sports 3 6.00am Aerobics: Oz Style 6.30 Kings Of The Snow 7.00 WWE: Raw 9.00 Trans World Sport 10.00 Kings Of The Snow 10.30 ATP Tour Uncovered 11.00 Racing News 11.30 Aerobics: Oz Style 12.00pm Trans World Sport 1.00 Racemax 2.00 Kings Of The Snow 2.30 Aerobics: Oz Style 3.00 Max Power 4.00 Barclays Premier League World 4.30 ATP Tour Uncovered 5.00 WWE: Raw 7.00 Tight Lines 8.00 Test Cricket 9.00 Football League Weekend 10.00 WWE: Late Night Smackdown 12.00am WWE: Late Night Bottom Line 1.00 European Rugby 3.30 NFL – Total Access 4.30 Tight Lines 5.30 F1 H2O World Championship Victoria Nangle

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12.00pm UK Border Force 1.00 The Chicago Code (x2) 3.00 Stargate SG-1 (x2) 5.00 Futurama (x2) 6.00 Got To Dance 6.30 The Simpsons (x3) 8.00 Futurama 8.30 The Simpsons 9.00 Stella 10.00 A League Of Their Own Unseen 2 11.00 Ross Kemp Back On The Frontline 12.00am Dog The Bounty Hunter (x2) 1.00 Cop Squad

7.00pm Top Gear USA (x2) 8.30 The Real Hustle: Celebrity Scammers 9.00 Russell Howard’s Good News 9.30 World’s Craziest Fools 10.00 EastEnders 10.40 Family Guy (x2) 11.25 American Dad! (x2) 12.10am Bizarre Crime 12.40 Russell Howard’s Good News 1.10 World’s Craziest Fools

7.00pm News 7.30 The Lark Ascending 8.00 The Passions Of Vaughan Williams 9.30 REM At The BBC 10.30 Later With Jools Holland Presents REM 11.30 The Last 48 Hours Of Kurt Cobain 12.50am Nirvana Live At The Paramount 1.45 REM At The BBC 2.45 Later With Jools Holland Presents REM

1.30pm The Jeremy Kyle Show (x2) 3.45 Beauty And The Geek 4.40 Loose Women 5.40 Judge Judy (x3) 7.00 All Star Family Fortunes 8.00 New You’ve Been Framed! 8.30 Harry Hill’s TV Burp 9.00 FILM: The Holiday (2006) 11.45 The Jonathan Ross Show 12.45am Harry Hill’s TV Burp 1.15 Coronation Street

1.00pm Heartbeat 2.05 Born And Bred 3.15 Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman 4.10 Countrywise 5.15 Rising Damp 5.50 Heartbeat 6.50 Born And Bred 8.00 The Darling Buds Of May 9.00 Maggie: The First Lady 10.00 Taggart 11.05 FILM: The Life Of David Gale (2003) 1.30am Inspector Wexford: Harm Done

2.35pm Gilmore Girls 3.30 Desperate Housewives 4.30 Rules Of Engagement 5.00 Scrubs (x2) 6.00 The Big Bang Theory (x2) 7.00 Hollyoaks 7.30 How I Met Your Mother 8.00 Desperate Scousewives 9.00 World’s Greatest Body Shockers 11.10 Playing It Straight 12.15am The Big Bang Theory (x2)

3.05pm Coach Trip 3.40 Jamie At Home 4.15 Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals 4.45 A Place In The Sun: Home Or Away 5.50 Relocation, Relocation 6.55 Come Dine With Me Extra Portions (x4) 9.00 FILM: The Client (1994) 11.20 Dylan Moran: Aim Low 12.30am The Secret History Of Eurovision

11.00am Great Expectations (1946) 1.20pm The Devil And Miss Jones (1941) 3.10 Destination Moon (1950) 5.00 Just My Luck (2006) 6.55 The Duellists (1977) 9.00 Rush Hour 3 (2007) 10.45 Friday The 13th (2009). See highlights. 12.35am Brother (2000)



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Beat the January blues with our comedy special: Victoria Nangle catches up with The Noise Next Door.

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saturday 14 Ken Russell: A Bit Of A Devil BBC2, 9pm Following the recent death of outlandish Ken Russell, the director behind Tommy, The Devils and Women In Love amongst others, Alan Yentob looks back over his career and speaks to friends and admirers of the man. With contributors including Terry Gilliam, Twiggy, Melvyn Bragg and Roger Daltrey.

The Jonathan Ross Show ITV1, 9.30pm Is it really the same on ITV1 as it was on the BBC? Nothing quite bucks the establishment like being in it whilst pushing those boundaries. Or maybe it’s just the commerical breaks. Tonight’s guests are Oscar-winner Emma Thompson, Take Me Out host Paddy McGuiness and Hollywood star Brooke Shields. Eyebrows!

FILM: 17 Again Film4, 7.10pm Way to make Matthew Perry feel old! This flick stars Zac Efron as Matt’s wish fulfillment younger self when his longing for bygone halcyon days comes true and he finds himself 17 again and back in high school. What a lark! Schoolmates with his daughter and all at sea. Entertaining family fare for a Saturday evening.


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6.00am Breakfast 10.00 Saturday Kitchen Live 11.30 Nigel Slater’s Simple Suppers 12.00pm BBC News 12.10 South East Today 12.15 Football Focus 1.00 World Olympic Dreams 1.30 Bargain Hunt 2.30 Darts: World Championships 4.30 Final Score 5.15 BBC News 5.25 South East Today 5.35 Winter Wipeout

6.00 – 7.00am Children’s television 7.00 Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab 7.30 Dennis & Gnasher 7.40 The Scooby-Doo Show 8.05 Pixelface 8.35 Prank Patrol Down Under 9.00 Deadly 60 9.30 Serious Explorers: Raleigh 10.00 Animals At Work 10.30 Trapped: Ever After 11.00 Hacker Time 11.25 OOglies 11.40 MOTD Kickabout 12.00pm The Sky At Night 12.20 FILM: Miss Sadie Thompson (1953) 1.50 FILM: Mrs Palfrey At The Claremont (2005) 3.30 FILM: The World’s Fastest Indian (2005) 5.30 Escape To The Country 6.30 Flog It! In this specially extended edition of Flog It! presented by Paul Martin, it’s north v south in a bid to find the best items to flog at auction. 7.30 Dad’s Army Classic sitcom. The platoon triumphs over the combined problems of security, fifth columnists and parachuting airmen. 8.00 The Man Who Made Eric And Ernie During the 1970s, BBC shows like Morecambe and Wise, the Two Ronnies, the Generation Game, Dad’s Army and Parkinson transformed the world of television entertainment and delighted audiences in their millions. The man behind the success of these shows was entertainment impresario Sir Bill Cotton, who died in 2008. 9.00 Ken Russell: A Bit Of A Devil See highlights. 9.50 FILM: Women In Love (1969) Starring Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Alan Bates, Jennie Linden and Eleanor Bron. Powerful drama, based on the classic D H Lawrence novel set in the Midlands of the 1920s, about the intertwined lives of two strong-willed sisters. The film examines their relationship and their love affairs with two friends, one of whom is obsessed with the question of what love really means. 11.55 Darts: World Championships – Highlights Highlights from the semi-finals. 12.45am FILM: The Rainbow (1989)

6.00 – 7.10am Children’s television 7.10 Sooty 7.25 Monk 7.30 SpiderMan 7.50 Fleabag Monkeyface 8.05 Almost Naked Animals 8.15 Almost Naked Animals 8.30 Hannah Montana 9.00 Fort Boyard – Ultimate Challenge 9.25 ITV News & Weather 9.35 FILM: Step Up (2006) 11.30 This Morning: Saturday 12.30pm Murder, She Wrote 1.30 ITV News & Weather 1.45 Animals Do The Funniest Things 2.45 All Star Family Fortunes 3.25 FILM: The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) 5.45 Meridian News And Weather 6.00 ITV News; Weather 6.15 New You’ve Been Framed! More funny footage from viewers. 6.45 Harry Hill’s TV Burp Big-collared telly critic Harry Hill presents another rollicking ride through past TV Burps. 7.15 Take Me Out Paddy McGuinness presents the madcap dating show in which he tries to find dates for 30 single girls. 8.30 The Talent Show Story Victoria Wood narrates a documentary series looking back at the history of talent shows on British TV. In this episode, there is a look at how Britain’s Got Talent revived variety shows. The programme also reveals the stories of how New Faces originally brought the judging panel format to TV – nasty judges and all and how Simon Cowell went from music mogul to global TV star. 9.30 The Jonathan Ross Show See highlights. 10.30 ITV News; Weather 10.45 Celebrity Juice The irrepressible Keith Lemon presents the hilarious topical showbiz panel show. 11.30 FILM: Wimbledon (2004) Starring Paul Bettany, Kirsten Dunst, Eleanor Bron, Robert Lindsay. Romantic comedy from the makers of Notting Hill. 1.15am The Zone 3.30 In Plain Sight 4.15 ITV Nightscreen 5.30 News

6.00am The Treacle People 6.10 The Hoobs 6.35 The Hoobs 7.00 Mobil 1 The Grid 7.25 GT Academy 7.55 The Morning Line 8.55 Everyone’s Talking About...Top 10 9.30 FILM: Flicka (2006) 11.20 The Simpsons 11.50 New Girl 12.20pm Playing It Straight 1.25 The Big Bang Theory 1.55 Channel 4 Racing 4.00 BT And Channel 4 Present... 4.05 The Simpsons 4.35 Come Dine With Me 5.05 Come Dine With Me 5.40 Come Dine With Me

6.00 – 8.00am Children’s television 8.00 Little Princess 8.20 The Adventures Of Bottle Top Bill And His Best Friend Corky 8.35 Angelina Ballerina 8.55 Rupert Bear 9.05 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom 9.20 The Mr. Men Show 9.30 Roary The Racing Car 9.40 Mist: Sheepdog Tales 10.00 Animal Rescue Squad 10.15 It’s All About Amy 11.15 Celebrity Big Brother: Live Eviction 12.15pm World’s Toughest Trucker 1.15 FILM: Gray Lady Down (1978) 3.30 FILM: Saddle The Wind (1958) 5.10 FILM: The Devil’s Brigade (1968) 7.30 5 News Weekend 7.35 NCIS Drama series. When a naval commander is murdered, an old friend contacts Gibbs. His friend, now a senator, believes he’s being framed because of his connection with the commander. 8.30 Celebrity Big Brother Action from the BB house. 9.35 FILM: Along Came Polly (2004) Starring Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Debra Messing, Hank Azaria, Alec Baldwin and Bryan Brown. Romantic comedy. An uptight insurance salesman with a distinct aversion to risk is thrown into turmoil on honeymoon when he discovers his wife has already been unfaithful. As luck would have it, he soon encounters a woman for whom he had a liking when much younger and he rekindles his friendship with her. But where will his loyalties lie when the crunch comes? 11.15 The Hotel Inspector Straighttalking, award-winning hotelier Alex Polizzi strives to transform the fortunes of struggling guesthouses across Britain. A couple leave London for Bournemouth. It’s the same, right? 12.15am SuperCasino 4.00 The Great Artists 4.25 Divine Designs 4.50 County Secrets 5.00 Hana’s Helpline 5.10 The Milkshake! Show 5.35 Thomas & Friends 5.45 Roary The Racing Car

6.00am LIVE Test Cricket 10.00 LIVE European Tour Golf: Joburg Open 1.00pm LIVE European Rugby (x3) 7.55 LIVE Spanish Football (x2) 11.00 Test Cricket 12.00am LIVE PGA Tour Golf 3.30 Spanish Football 5.00 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5.30 Barclays Premier League World

6.35 The Magicians The Magicians returns with more celebrities and more jaw-dropping illusions. Darren McMullen hosts. Comedy magician Pete Firman is joined by Countryfile and Watchdog’s Julia Bradbury; Barry and Stuart paired with Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood; and World Champion of Magic, Latimer with American icon David Hasselhoff. With each act performing four tricks anything could happen. The stakes are high, as once all three acts have performed viewers get to vote for their favourite. 7.50 The National Lottery: Who Dares Wins 8.40 Casualty Hospital drama. In the aftermath of the Silverton explosion, Sam tries to reconcile a dying Marston with his ex-wife and Tom finds himself investigating a mystery on his first day in the ED. 9.30 Live At The Apollo Jason Manford presents stand-up comedy from the Hammersmith Apollo, with special guests Canadian funnyman Tom Stade and Irish comedian Jimeoin. 10.00 BBC News 10.20 Match Of The Day Gary Lineker presents highlights from the Premier League. 11.40 The Football League Show Highlights and analysis from the Football League. 12.55am Weatherview 1.00 News

6.10 Come Dine With Me Reality series. 6.40 Come Dine With Me On the final night of the competition in Barnsley, wine and food snob Phil Davies makes his bid for the prize. 7.10 Channel 4 News 7.40 7.45 FILM: Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer (2007) Starring Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, Julian McMahon and Kerry Washington. Action adventure sequel featuring the comic book quartet endowed with a host of magical powers. A mysterious metallic menace arrives on Earthwho threatens to wreak havoc across the universe. Big dreams there. 9.30 The Million Pound Drop Live Davina McCall hosts the game show. Play along at home and curse them. 11.00 FILM: Blade: Trinity (2004) Starring Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Jessica Biel, Dominic Purcell and Ryan Reynolds. Final chapter of the action adventure in which the half-human/half-vampire comic book hero joins forces with the Nightstalkers to sabotage Dracula’s attempt at an Armageddon. 1.05am FILM: The Proposition (2005) 2.50 Lucky Day 3.05 Farewell Packets Of 10 3.10 My Friend Michael Sniff 3.15 Britain BC 4.15 Kevin’s Grand Design 5.10 Countdown 5.55 Sali Mali

Sky Sports 2 6.00am Aerobics Oz Style 6.30 Take It Like A Fan 7.00 Tight Lines 8.00 Football League Weekend 9.00 Barclays Premier League Preview 9.30 Take It Like A Fan 10.00 Soccer AM 12.00pm Take It Like A Fan 12.30 To Be Announced 3.00 Max Power 4.00 NFL – Total Access 5.00 LIVE Football League Championship 7.30 You’re On Sky Sports 8.25 Football First Game Of The Day 10.15 Football First Match Choice (x2) 1.15am Sky Sports Classics 1.30 International Cricket 2.25 LIVE Test Cricket

Sky Sports 3 6.00am Volvo Ocean Race 7.00 Elite League Ice Hockey 7.55 LIVE International Cricket 4.30pm Test Cricket 5.30 F1 H2O World Championship 6.00 European Tour Golf: Joburg Open 7.30 PGA Tour Golf 9.30 LIVE NFL (x2) 4.30 Take It Like A Fan 5.00 NFL – America’s Game

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12.00pm 35mm 2012 12.30 Futurama 1.00 Got To Dance - Auditions Uncut (x5) 3.30 Harry Potter: The Magic Lives On 4.00 The Lion Man (x2) 5.00 The Simpsons (x2) 6.00 Futurama (x2) 7.00 The Simpsons (x2) 8.00 Road Wars 9.00 FILM: Ocean’s Thirteen (2007) 11.20 Night Cops 12.20am 1,000 Ways To Die (x2)

7.00pm Sherlock 8.30 Top Gear 9.30 FILM: Eagle Eye (2008) 11.20 Family Guy (x2) 12.10am American Dad! (x2) 12.55 Bizarre Crime 1.25 Little Britain 1.50 Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps (x3) 3.20 The Career Crashers 4.20 Bizarre Crime 4.50 Little Britain

7.00pm Yellowstone: Unnatural Histories 8.00 Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity 9.00 Borgen (x2) 11.00 The Rules Of Drinking: Timeshift 12.00am Horizon: The Core 1.00 The Sky At Night 1.30 Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity 2.30 Yellowstone: Unnatural Histories

2.35pm Holiday Airport: Lanzarote 3.35 Planet’s Funniest Animals 4.00 Harry Hill’s TV Burp 4.30 FILM: About A Boy (2002) 6.30 FILM: Casper (1995) 8.30 Take Me Out - The Gossip 9.15 FILM: Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason (2004) 11.30 FILM: The River Wild (1994) 1.40am Harry Hill’s TV Burp

11.15am Sherlock Holmes: Hound Of The Baskervilles 1.30pm On The Buses 2.00 On The Buses 2.35 Agatha Christie’s Poirot 4.50 A Touch Of Frost 6.55 Rosemary And Thyme 8.00 Doc Martin 9.00 Foyle’s War 11.00 FILM: The Bridges Of Madison County (1995) 1.30am Carry On Laughing

5.00pm Scrubs (x2) 6.00 The Big Bang Theory (x2) 7.00 Happy Endings 7.30 How I Met Your Mother 8.00 Rules Of Engagement 8.30 The Big Bang Theory 9.00 FILM: Big Momma’s House (2000) 11.00 The Big Bang Theory (x2) 11.55 The Cleveland Show 12.25am Allen Gregory 12.50 My Name Is Earl

1.10pm FILM: The Nutty Professor (1963) 3.15 Location, Location, Location (x2) 4.15 Grand Designs Revisited (x2) 6.25 Grand Designs (x3) 9.30 What Makes A Masterpiece? 10.35 Frank Skinner: Live From The NIA Birmingham 11.45 FILM: The Accused (1988) 1.55am Grand Designs Revisited (x2)

11.00am Guadalcanal Diary (1943) 1.00pm The Parent Trap (1998) 3.25 Catch That Kid (2004) 5.10 The Hot Rock (1972) 7.10 17 Again (2009). See higlhights. 9.00 Daredevil (2003) 11.00 The Devil’s Backbone (2001) 1.05am Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)


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sunday 15 Dancing On Ice ITV1, 6.30pm Philip Schofield and Christine Bleakley present the second group of celebrity would-be skaters as they put their best blades forward and try not to fall over slap bang in the middle of it all. With judges Robin Cousins, Louie Spence and Katarina Witt looking on too, there’s no pressure from the nation.

Sherlock BBC1, 9pm The last in the all too brief reprise of the Sherlock series – but will it be the last ever as our old misanthropic pal locks horns with his nemesis Moriarty? See, the arch baddie is back and he’s got rather a massive plan that Sherlock and John are hoping they’re up to the task of thwarting. Fingers crossed...

Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live 2011 BBC3, 9pm Wasn’t 2011 ace? Well, this bit certainly was. Jon Richardson hosts the Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live, recorded last Summer and highlighting some of the top acts to be found in the Scottish showcase, including Ed Byrne, Mark Watson, Shappi Khorsandi, Seann Walsh and many more.


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6.00am Breakfast 7.35 Match Of The Day 9.00 The Andrew Marr Show 10.00 The Big Questions 11.00 Country Tracks 12.00pm Sunday Politics 1.00 EastEnders 3.05 Bargain Hunt 3.35 Escape To The Country 4.20 The Royal Bodyguard 4.50 Lifeline 5.00 Songs Of Praise 5.35 Antiques Roadshow 5.50 South East Today

6.00 Antiques Roadshow Fiona Bruce and the team are in the Cotswolds to visit Stanway House. 6.35 BBC News 6.50 Regional News; Weather 7.00 Countryfile The team re-create a traditional country village Christmas. They bring together the Warwickshire village of Clifford Chambers and capture a bygone age. 8.00 Call The Midwife Drama based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, giving an insight into the colourful world of midwifery and family life in London’s East End during the 1950s. In the spring of 1957, newly qualified midwife Jenny Lee arrives in the East End of London to begin her career. 9.00 Sherlock See highlights. 10.30 BBC News 10.45 South East Today 10.55 The One Jasper Carrott Legendary comedian Jasper Carrott returns to the BBC after 13 years for a comedy special. 11.35 FILM: All Of Me (1984) Starring Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Victoria Tennant. Fantasy-comedy about a music-loving attorney who suddenly finds that half of his body has been taken over by the soul of a fractious millionairess. 1.00am Weatherview 1.05 Sign Zone: Film 2012 With Claudia Winkleman 1.45 Holby City 2.45 Hairy Bikers’ Best Of British 3.30 News


6.00am Little Robots 6.10 Zigby 6.25 Raa Raa The Noisy Lion 6.35 Octonauts 6.45 Everything’s Rosie 7.00 Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab 7.30 Dennis & Gnasher 7.40 The Scooby-Doo Show 8.05 Paradise Cafe 8.30 Wingin’ It 9.00 Friday Download 10.00 Something For The Weekend 11.30 FILM: The Long Duel (1967) 1.20pm Masters Snooker 5.00 Ski Sunday 5.45 Darts: World Championships

8.00 Great Barrier Reef Monty Halls explores Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, one of the natural wonders of the world and the largest living structure on our planet. 9.00 To Boldly Go Doctor Kevin Fong sets out to discover how unsuited human biology is to living on much of the planet – and how we have developed the technology to let us survive there. In the second programme of the series, Dr Fong is going up to find out how the body responds to altitude. The short answer to that question is: badly –as Dr Fong finds out, climbing one of the tallest mountains in the Alps and subjecting himself to a sudden depressurization to 25,000 feet. 10.00 Match Of The Day 2 Highlights of the day’s matches. 11.00 Frank Skinner’s Opinionated Comedian Frank Skinner hosts a topical comedy series. Each week Frank is joined by two fellow comedians and a studio audience to unpick the week’s most talked-about news stories. This time Frank is in Manchester and Dave Gorman is amongst the guests joining him. 11.30 Fast And Loose Hugh Dennis presents another comic collection of improvised games, sketches and music. 12.00am Masters Snooker – Highlights 12.50 Masters Snooker – Extra 2.50 BBC News


6.00 – 6.45am Children’s television 6.45 Special Agent Oso 7.00 Olly The Little White Van 7.05 Olly The Little White Van 7.10 Tati’s Hotel 7.25 Monk 7.30 Generator Rex 7.50 Fleabag Monkeyface 8.05 Horrid Henry 8.20 Horrid Henry 8.30 Big Time Rush 9.00 My Phone Genie 9.25 ITV News & Weather 9.30 Ade In Britain 10.30 Dinner Date 11.30 Dickinson’s Real Deal 12.30pm New You’ve Been Framed! 1.00 ITV News & Weather 1.05 Murder, She Wrote 2.10 Columbo: Identity Crisis 4.10 Vera 6.00 Meridian News; Weather 6.15 ITV News; Weather 6.30 Dancing On Ice See highlights. 8.30 Wild At Heart Drama series set on a South African nature reserve. Danny returns with Caroline, Liv and Charlotte, who are all excited to be back and are looking forward to seeing their new home, Clearwater Farm. But their excitement turns to dismay when they discover that Du Plessis has done nothing since Danny left and the place is falling apart. . 9.30 Dancing On Ice: The SkateOff Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley reveal the results of the public vote. 10.00 That Sunday Night Show Adrian Chiles presents the show in which he rounds up the week’s news stories. He is joined by TV legend Des O’Connor, dancing queen Nancy Dell’Olio and regular panellist Ross Noble. 10.30 ITV News; Weather 10.45 FILM: Bloody Sunday (2002) Starring James Nesbitt, Nicholas Farrell, Kathy Kiera Clarke, Allan Gildea. The story of the events of 30 January 1972, when British soldiers shot dead 13 unarmed civilians taking part in a civil rights march in Derry. The film follows the soldiers and the police, as well as civilians from both sides of the sectarian divide. 12.45am The Zone 1.45 Ladette To Lady 2.35 ITV Nightscreen 5.30 News

Channel 4

6.00am The Treacle People 6.10 The Hoobs 6.35 The Hoobs 7.00 Freesports On 4 7.25 That Paralympic Show 7.50 Sainsbury’s And Channel 4 Present... Jody Cundy 2012 7.55 Beyonce Live At Roseland 8.50 One Tree Hill 9.45 Hollyoaks Omnibus 12.15pm Shipwrecked: The Island 1.15 The Big Bang Theory 1.50 The Big Bang Theory 2.15 The Simpsons 2.45 The Simpsons 3.15 FILM: Entrapment (1999) 5.25 Deal Or No Deal

6.25 Channel 4 News 6.55 7.00 Hugh’s Three Hungry Boys Celebrity chef Hugh FearnleyWhittingstall challenges three best friends to travel from River Cottage in Devon to Lands’ End without any money. Cripes! 8.00 The Hotel Documentary series capturing life behind-the-scenes at The Grosvenor in Torquay, a typical three-star British holiday hotel. Summer arrives and in a bid to boost staff morale, Mark decides to introduce an Employee of the Month award but finding a suitable candidate proves trickier than he thought. 9.00 FILM: The Reader (2008) Starring Ralph Fiennes, Jeanette Hain, David Kross, Kate Winslet. Drama. In post-WWII Germany, a teenager embarks on an affair with an older woman. He is heartbroken when she abandons him, but their paths cross again when, as a law student, he finds her defending herself in a war crimes trial. 11.25 FILM: Underworld (2003) Starring Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Sheen. Gothic adventure tale. 1.35am Laid Off 1.45 FILM: Train To Pakistan (1998) 3.20 The Bypass 3.40 Much Ado About A Minor Ting 4.10 Kevin’s Grand Design 5.05 Designers Under Pressure 5.15 Countdown

Channel Five

6.00 – 8.15am Children’s television 8.15 The Adventures Of Bottle Top Bill And His Best Friend Corky 8.30 Angelina Ballerina 8.45 Mio Mao 8.50 Rupert Bear 9.00 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom 9.15 The Mr. Men Show 9.30 Roary The Racing Car 9.40 Mist: Sheepdog Tales 10.00 Inside Hollywood 10.10 Grey’s Anatomy 11.10 Celebrity Big Brother 12.10pm The Hotel Inspector 1.10 FILM: The Pink Panther (2006) 2.55 FILM: Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby (2006) 5.00 FILM: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) 6.40 FILM: Hellboy (2004) Starring Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, John Hurt. Fantasy action adventure based on the cult comic book. A demon is summoned from Hell by the Nazis to be turned into their ultimate weapon. However, the creature is captured by the Allies and raised at a secret FBI laboratory, where it becomes a defender against the forces of darkness. 9.00 World’s Scariest Plane Landings A documentary featuring startling footage of the world’s most petrifying landings. Patently. From skilled to not-so-skilled pilots, adverse weather conditions and mechanical failure, this selection of sometimes petrifying moments, shot on home video, give as-it-happened views. 9.55 5 News 10.00 Celebrity Big Brother Action from the BB house. 11.05 FILM: Not Another Teen Movie (2001) Starring Chyler Leigh, Chris Evans, Jaime Pressly, Eric Christian Olsen, Mia Kirshner. Comedy spoof of teen high school movies from the last 20 years. 12.45am Comedy Kings: Best Of Just For Laughs 1.15 SuperCasino 4.00 County Secrets 4.10 Great Scientists 4.35 Divine Designs 5.00 Hana’s Helpline 5.10 The Milkshake! Show 5.35 Thomas & Friends 5.45 Roary The Racing Car

Sky Sports 1 6.00am Aerobics Oz Style 6.30 Football First Match Choice (x2) 9.30 Sunday Supplement 11.00 Goals On Sunday 1.00pm LIVE Ford Super Sunday (x2) 6.30 LIVE Spanish Football (x2) 10.30 Football’s Greatest Managers 11.00 Ford Football Special 12.30am Football’s Greatest Managers 1.00 Spanish Football 2.25 LIVE Test Cricket

Sky Sports 2 10.00am Volvo Ocean Race 10.30 NFL 12.30pm LIVE European Rugby (x2) 5.30 LIVE NFL (x2) 1.30am European Rugby Special 2.30 Ford Football Special

Sky Sports 3 6.00am Volvo Ocean Race 6.30 Spanish Football 8.00 PGA Tour Golf 10.00 LIVE European Tour Golf: Joburg Open 2.00pm Test Cricket 3.00 Volvo Ocean Race 3.30 LIVE British Basketball 6.00 European Tour Golf: Joburg Open 8.00 PGA Tour Golf 10.00 European Tour Golf: Joburg Open 12.00am LIVE PGA Tour Golf

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12.00pm Dog The Bounty Hunter (x6) 3.00 Road Wars 4.00 Futurama (x2) 5.00 The Simpsons (x2) 6.00 Got To Dance - Auditions (x2) 8.00 The Simpsons (x2) 9.00 Hawaii Five-0 10.00 NCIS: LA 11.00 Mad Dogs 12.00am Night Cops 1.00 Road Wars 1.50 Caprica 2.40 Miami SWAT 3.30 Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men

7.00pm FILM: Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005) 8.35 Most Annoying People 2011 9.00 Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live 2011. See highlights. 10.00 American Dad! (x2) 10.45 Family Guy (x2) 11.30 Confessions Of A Sex Addict 12.25am Cherry Healey: Like A Virgin 1.25 How Sex Works

7.00pm The Story Of Musicals 8.00 FILM: Robin And The Seven Hoods (1964) 10.00 ... Sings Musicals 11.00 The Story Of Musicals 12.00am REM At The BBC 1.00 Later With Jools Holland Presents REM 2.00 The Lark Ascending 2.30 ... Sings Musicals 3.30 The Story Of Musicals

1.55pm Olly Murs: The Hot Desk 2.00 I’m A Celebrity: Jungle Royalty 3.00 All Star Family Fortunes 4.00 Harry Hill’s TV Burp 4.30 New You’ve Been Framed! 5.00 FILM: The Borrowers (1997) 6.55 FILM: Happy Feet (2006) 9.00 Winners & Losers (x2) 11.00 FILM: The Holiday (2006) 1.35am Winners & Losers

6.00am Ironside (x3) 9.00 Heartbeat (x2) 11.00 A Touch Of Frost 1.05pm FILM: The BFG (1989) 2.55 On The Buses (x2) 4.00 FILM: Watership Down (1978) 5.55 Agatha Christie’s Poirot (x2) 9.00 Lewis 11.00 Cracker 12.10am Agatha Christie’s Poirot 2.00 The Blackheath Poisonings

10.40am Supernanny US (x2) 12.35pm Gok’s Fashion Fix 1.40 Privileged 2.35 Make It Or Break It 3.35 Being Erica 4.30 Samantha Who? 4.55 FILM: The Wedding Planner (2001) 7.00 90210 8.00 David Blaine: What Is Magic? 9.00 Desperate Housewives (x2) 11.00 Rude Tube 2012 1.05am Beaver Falls

10.00am Scrapheap Challenge (x4) 2.20 Four In A Bed (x5) 5.00 Celebrity Come Dine With Me (x5) 7.45 River Cottage Bites 7.55 River Cottage Every Day 9.00 Relocation, Relocation 10.00 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 11.00 Heston’s Mission Impossible 12.05am Relocation, Relocation

11.00am The Enemy Below (1957) 1.00pm Rat Race (2001) 3.10 War Of The Worlds (1953) 4.50 The Family Stone (2005) 6.50 Made In America (1993) 9.00 He’s Just Not That Into You (2008) 11.30 Chain Reaction (1996) 1.30am Little Sparrows (2010)



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monday 16 The One Griff Rhys Jones BBC 1, 8.30pm It’s been 15 years since we last saw Griff Rhys Jones in a sketch show, during which time he’s been ‘doing a Michael Palin’ and travelling around growing a beard. But now he’s returned to comedy and has dragged in some familiar faces, including Hugh Bonneville, Tom Hollander, Larry Lamb and old mate Mel Smith.

When Ali Came To Britain ITV 1, 10.35pm To mark iconic heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday this documentary looks at his long relationship with Britain including contributions from fans, friends and opponents. Previously unseen home and archive footage as well as Ali’s controversial fights with Henry Cooper are also discussed.

Bizarre Crime BBC 3, 10.30pm This is for anyone fascinated by weird people doing embarrassing things to themselves or inanimate objects. It mainly focuses on drunken theft, such as taking a tortoise from a pet sanctuary, a mannequin from a sex shop and an unattended ferry to Ireland. Unfortunately there’s no Mr T shouting ‘fools doing stuff’.


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Channel 4

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Sky Sports 1

6.00am Breakfast 9.15 Wanted Down Under 10.00 Homes Under The Hammer 11.00 Saints And Scroungers 11.45 Britain’s Empty Homes 12.15pm Bargain Hunt 1.00 BBC News At One 1.30 South East Today 1.45 Doctors 2.15 Escape To The Country 3.00 BBC News 3.05 Deadly 360 3.30 Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab: The Experiments 3.35 Wingin’ It 4.00 All Over The Place 4.30 Dani’s House 4.55 The Owl 5.00 Newsround 5.15 Pointless

6.00am – 11.30am Children’s television 11.30 BBC World News 12.00pm Daily Politics 12.30 Masters Snooker 3.45 Flog It! 4.30 Perfection 5.15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

6.00am Daybreak 8.30 Lorraine 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 10.30 This Morning 11.25 ITV News 11.30 This Morning 12.30pm Loose Women 1.30 ITV News & Weather 2.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 3.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show 4.00 The Hungry Sailors 5.00 The Chase

6.00am The Treacle People 6.10 The Hoobs 6.35 The Hoobs 7.00 Freshly Squeezed 7.25 According To Jim 7.55 According To Jim 8.25 Everybody Loves Raymond 8.55 Frasier 9.25 Frasier 9.55 Relocation: Phil Down Under 10.55 A Place In The Sun: Home Or Away12.00pm Channel 4 News Summary 12.05 Come Dine With Me 1.05 River Cottage Bites 1.20 FILM: The Virgin Queen (1955) 3.10 Countdown 4.00 Deal Or No Deal 5.00 Celebrity Coach Trip 5.30 Come Dine With Me

6.00am – 9.15 Children’s television 9.15 The Wright Stuff 11.10 LIVE With Gabby 12.10pm 5 News Lunchtime 12.15 Celebrity Big Brother 1.15 Home And Away 1.45 Neighbours 2.15 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 3.15 The Family Recipe 3.20 FILM: Prairie Fever (2008) 5.00 5 News At 5 5.30 Neighbours

6.00am LIVE Test Cricket 10.00 Football’s Greatest Managers 10.30 Spanish Football 12.00pm Ford Football Special 1.30 Football’s Greatest Managers 2.00 Test Cricket 3.00 Spanish Football 4.30 Test Cricket 5.30 Soccer AM The Best Bits 6.30 Netbusters 7.00 LIVE Ford Monday Night Football 10.30 Netbusters 11.00 SPL Round-Up 11.30 Soccer AM The Best Bits 12.30am Ford Monday Night Football 2.30 Netbusters 3.00 FIFA Futbol Mundial 3.30 Watersports World 4.30 Max Power 5.30 LIVE Test Cricket

6.00 BBC News At Six 6.30 South East Today 7.00 The One Show Matt Baker and Alex Jones present the stories that matter from across the country. 7.30 Inside Out Jon Cuthill investigates whether a yacht delivery company’s demands resulted in the loss of three boats and the death of five crew members. 8.00 EastEnders Ricky resolves to prove his love for Bianca by planning a romantic meal, but will it be enough to convince her? While Tanya and Max confront Lauren about her recent drunken behaviour. 8.30 The One Griff Rhys Jones See highlights. 9.00 The Royal Bodyguard Hubble investigates a burglary at the Palace but the evidence points to him. 9.30 Mrs Brown’s Boys Comedy series about a loudmouthed Irish matriarch. 10.00 BBC News At Ten 10.25 South East Today 10.35 A Question Of Sport Sue Barker hosts the sports quiz 11.05 Late Kick Off Football magazine 11.35 The Graham Norton Show 12.20am Weatherview 12.25 Sign Zone: Who Do You Think You Are? 1.25 The Mystery Of Edwin Drood 2.25 MasterChef: The Professionals 2.55 You’ve Been Scammed 3.40 BBC News

6.00 Eggheads Jeremy Vine hosts the quiz show 6.30 Great British Railway Journeys Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with a copy of George Bradshaw’s Victorian Railway Guidebook to see how the railways changed us, and what of Bradshaw’s Britain remains. 7.00 Baking Made Easy If you want to impress with baking, Lorraine Pascale has got it covered. First, a tomato and basil tarte tatin, then some honeycomb culinary magic. 7.30 A Question Of Taste Kirsty Wark hosts the food quiz for foodies who don’t just know their onions, but grow and pickle them as well. 8.00 University Challenge Jeremy Paxman asks the questions. 8.30 Stargazing LIVE Professor Brian Cox and Dara O Briain host three days of live stargazing featuring epic images from observatories around the globe. (x2) 10.00 Have I Got News For You Quiz with Paul Merton and Ian Hislop 10.30 Newsnight 11.20 Masters Snooker Highlights Rishi Persad introduces highlights from this evening’s play. 12.10am American Football: Playoff Highlights 1.10 Masters Snooker – Extra 3.10 BBC News 4.00 Once Upon A Time 4.45 Primary Dance 5.00 Stargazing Challenges 5.30 Little Stargazing

6.00 Meridian Tonight 6.30 ITV News & Weather 7.00 Emmerdale Amy makes a difficult decision and Debbie blames Alicia when Sarah runs off with Jacob. 7.30 Coronation Street An uninvited guest lurks in the shadows at Tracy’s hen do and Is Tyrone ready to forgive and forget? 8.00 Cornwall With Caroline Quentin Documentary series in which she travels the length and breadth of the beautiful county. 8.30 Coronation Street Has Becky finally found out the truth that will clear her name? 9.00 Above Suspicion: Silent Scream Second episode of the detective drama based on the Lynda La Plante novel. After missing a promotion, Langton conducts his own investigation. Meanwhile, Travis is determined to uncover the secrets of Amanda’s old housemates. 10.00 ITV News At Ten & Weather 10.35 When Ali Came To Britain See highllights. 11.35 That Sunday Night Show Adrian Chiles presents the round up show of the week’s big news stories as well as some of the ones that may have slipped under the radar. 12.05am Law & Order: UK 1.00 River Monsters 1.25 The Zone 3.15 ITV Nightscreen 4.35 The Jeremy Kyle Show 5.30 ITV Morning News

6.00 The Simpsons After being attacked by crows, Homer is prescribed medical marijuana 6.30 Hollyoaks Maddie returns from holiday while Jono is on cloud nine after sleeping with Ruby. 7.00 Channel 4 News 7.55 8.00 Richard Wilson On Hold Actor Richard Wilson investigates the rise of automated services across Britain and puts the machines to the test, to reveal who’s really benefiting from the switch to DIY technology. 9.00 Coppers Hard-hitting documentary series which provides a rare insight into the realities of policing modern Britain. 10.00 Secrets Of The Shoplifters Documentary exposing the battle between the shops and the robbers, revealing the cunning and clever up-todate tactics employed by both sides. 11.05 Random Acts Series of threeminute films. 11.10 Shameless The Gallaghers and half of their neighbours are evicted as part of Operation New Start, a crackdown on benefits culture led by Carmen Kenaway and Feeney. 12.30am Shameless 1.40 The Joy Of Teen Sex 2.35 Cinema Extreme 2.50 Flood 3.05 The Man Who Saved Rome 4.25 St Elsewhere 5.15 90210 5.55 Sali Mali

6.00 Home And Away Liam wakes from his coma, to a pack of lies about the accident that put him in hospital. 6.30 5 News 7.00 World’s Toughest Trucker Eight experienced truck drivers compete to win a £100,000 prize and the title of ‘World’s Toughest Trucker’. 8.00 Police Interceptors A gang of lorry thieves trigger a major manhunt, a young man is busted for heroin possession, a fraudster is taken into custody and a helicopter pursuit ends in an almighty accident. 9.00 Celebrity Big Brother Action from the BB house. 10.00 When Paddy Met Sally Sally Bercow, wife of the Speaker of the House of Commons, experiences life in close proximity with Paddy Doherty, former Celebrity Big Brother contestant and bare-knuckle fighter. In this second programme, Sally turns the tables on Paddy, and after enduring seven days of his rules, she now lays down the law. How will Paddy get on under Sally’s regime? 11.00 Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side Emma Willis hosts all the news and gossip from the big brother house. 12.00am Kym Marsh Teen Mums And Me 1.00 SuperCasino Live 4.00 Animal Rescue Squad 4.15 Five VOD Grey’s Anatomy 5.00 County Secrets 5.10 Wildlife SOS (x2)

Sky Sports 2 6.00am Good Morning Sports Fans 9.00 Ford Football Special 10.30 Cycling Tour Down Under 11.00 European Rugby Special 12.00pm NFL 2.00 European Rugby Special 3.00 Max Power 4.00 NFL 6.00 European Rugby Special 7.00 Test Cricket 8.00 NFL 10.00 Warren Miller’s Cold Fusion 11.30 Carp Academy 12.00am Kings Of The Snow 12.30 European Tour Golf: Joburg Open 1.30 PGA Tour Golf 2.25 LIVE Test Cricket

Sky Sports 3 6.00am Aerobics Oz Style 6.30 Kings Of The Snow 7.00 WWE The Bottom Line 8.00 PGA Tour Golf 11.00 European Tour Golf: Joburg Open 1.00pm Volvo Ocean Race 1.30 Cycling Tour Down Under 2.00 Kings Of The Snow 2.30 British Basketball 5.00 WWE Raw 7.00 Warren Miller’s Cold Fusion 8.30 Great Run Series 9.00 Max Power 10.00 WWE Late Night Bottom Line 11.00 WWE Late Night Afterburn 12.00am WWE NXT 1.00 WWE Vintage Collection 2.00 WWE Late Night Raw 4.15 Great Run Series

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12.00pm UK Border Force 1.00 The Chicago Code (x2) 3.00 Stargate SG-1 (x2) 5.00 Futurama (x2) 6.00 Got To Dance - Auditions Uncut 6.30 The Simpsons (x3) 8.00 Gadget Geeks 9.00 Obese: A Year To Save My Life 10.00 A League Of Their Own Unseen 2 11.00 Mad Dogs 12.00am Dog The Bounty Hunter (x2)

7.00pm The Career Crashers 8.00 Don’t Tell The Bride 9.00 How Sex Works 10.00 EastEnders 10.30 Bizarre Crime 11.00 Family Guy (x2) 11.45 American Dad! (x2) 12.30am How Sex Works 1.30 Bizarre Crime 2.00 Don’t Tell The Bride 3.00 The Career Crashers

7.00pm World News Today 7.30 Climbing Great Buildings 8.00 Indian Hill Railways 9.00 Illuminations: The Private Lives Of Medieval Kings 10.00 My Friend Sam: Living For The Moment – Storyville 11.00 John Sergeant On Tracks Of Empire 12.00am Indian Hill Railways

12.00pm Coronation Street (x2) 1.00 Emmerdale 1.30 The Jeremy Kyle Show (x2) 3.40 Beauty And The Geek 4.40 Loose Women 5.40 Judge Judy (x3) 7.00 The Biggest Loser 8.00 The World’s Best Diet 9.00 FILM: Notting Hill (1999) 11.25 FILM: The Whole Ten Yards (2004) 1.30am Coronation Street (x2)

12.55pm Heartbeat 1.55 Born And Bred 3.05 Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman 4.05 The Memoirs Of Sherlock Holmes 5.15 Rising Damp 5.50 Heartbeat 6.50 Born And Bred 8.00 Rosemary And Thyme 9.00 Billy Connolly: Journey To The Edge Of The World 10.00 A Touch Of Frost 12.10am Numb3rs

2.40pm 90210 3.30 Desperate Housewives 4.30 Rules Of Engagement 5.00 Scrubs (x2) 6.00 The Big Bang Theory (x2) 7.00 Hollyoaks 7.30 How I Met Your Mother 8.00 My Name Is Earl (x2) 9.00 Playing It Straight 10.00 Desperate Scousewives 11.05 Rude Tube 12.10am The Big Bang Theory (x2)

4.40pm A Place In The Sun: Home Or Away 5.45 Relocation, Relocation 6.55 Come Dine With Me 7.25 Come Dine With Me Extra Portions (x3) 9.00 The Secret Millionaire 10.00 Undercover Boss USA 11.00 The Daily Show With Jon Stewart: Global Edition 11.30 Heroes Of Comedy 12.45am Undercover Boss

11.00am Kiss Them For Me (1957) 1.05pm The House On 92nd Street (1945) 2.50 The League Of Gentlemen (1960) 5.05 Catch That Kid (2004) 6.50 Life Or Something Like It (2002) 9.00 Role Models (2008) 11.00 Underworld: Evolution (2006) 1.05am Cobb (1994)



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