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BRIGHTON FREE | 5 – 11 December 2017 | Issue 858
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FEED THE MIRTH Funny For Food’s food bank comedy ST ETIENNE De La Warr Pavilion treat
Strangers On A Train pulls in to Theatre Royal Brighton Page 5
Victoria Nangle interviews
Chesney Hawkes page 7
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Key to the door
n the radio I heard that one way to keep your brain active, to stop it getting into a rut and veering towards anxiety or depression, is to try new things. I like to think of this as ‘adventuring’. We all live busy lives, and to be honest I thought I was already adventuring quite a bit. I regularly go out to dose myself up with the best medicine – laughter, natch – and have been keeping my hands busy, first to avoid smoking and then to avoid being surgically attached to my smartphone, for years. Also Charlie Brooker told me on a documentary once that knitting was used as an antidepressant for the veterans of the First World War coming back with shellshock. It’s the repetitive movement y’see. Although Brooker’s argument then transposed that on to console games, but I digress. The fact is, I do stuﬀ. It was only when I was being hit in the face by a jet of water as a reward for my good marksmanship on the pier, that I realised I don’t actually do new stuﬀ all that frequently. My cousin had come down for a small family lunch gathering at The Chilli Pickle, and as the rest of our party drifted oﬀ back to work, we drifted oﬀ to the seafront and the pier’s arcades. It was he who suggested we have a go at the redneck shooting gallery. Here’s a tip: pay heed to those signs warning about the water features, they’re not just for eﬀect. Doing something new hits a restart button, and it doesn’t have to cost the Earth (although anyone who wants to introduce me to hot air ballooning is hotly encouraged). It’s worth having a few adventuring ideas on the backburner, and possibly a towel too. Just in case.
ast week I turned 21.
When I turned twenty it was momentous because I was finally leaving my teens behind and beginning my twenties, the epic decade, the glory days. But for some reason the zero weighed heavy. I felt as if being on the very cusp meant I wasn't actually properly in my twenties. Now, with that added one at the end of my age I don’t feel that at all any more. Whenever I mention my age in conversation I’m surprised at how old I sound. No doubt I’m sure it sounds ridiculous – a twenty one year old saying they feel old, but everything’s relative and I’m the oldest I’ve ever been right now! Growing up with three older siblings meant the twenties always felt so far away in my future, and now I’m here I have to keep reminding myself that I’m a fully fledged certified adult now. In age that is. The goal of my twenties is clearly going to be to earn the right to call myself a proper adult. I may have circled the sun a couple of times now, but adulthood is a skill that you have to learn and practice. With the weekly shop I have to plan my meals before I go, otherwise I don’t know what I’m buying. But if I buy fresh ingredients I don’t always know which nights I’m going to be in so they go bad before I can use them. And as much as I’d love to cook extravagant meals a lot of the time I don’t have the time and energy to put lots of separate things together when I can have one quick instant thing instead. And joy of joys it seems this is what it’s like in every other single aspect of adulthood too. But it’s okay, because I’m excited for the transformation it will bring. I’ve enjoyed the leisurely years I’ve spent in my early life, but call it getting older but I can feel myself ready to knuckle down, to focus in, to start living to my fullest potential. You get out of life what you put in, and I think I’m ready to start putting in as much as I’ve got.
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STRANGERS ON A TRAIN Starring Christopher Harper, John Middleton, Jack Ashton & Hannah Tointon
major new production of Strangers On A Train will steam into theatres across the UK next year: opening at Theatre Royal Brighton on Friday 5 January. This production is presented by the team behind the critically acclaimed and successful tour of Patrick Hamilton’s Gaslight, which played in Brighton in January.
“ This spine chilling tale will delight audiences with its marriage of dark wit and edgeoftheseat tension ”
A masterful and gripping thriller, Strangers On A Train is based on the psychological drama by the celebrated writer Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr Ripley, Carol) and immortalised by Alfred Hitchcock’s Academy Award winning film. The all star cast is led by John Middleton who left Emmerdale earlier this year in a deeply moving storyline, having played the village’s beloved Vicar Ashley Thomas for over 20 years. John is
joined by Christopher Harper, known as Coronation Street’s Nathan Curtis; Jack Ashton, whose credits include Call The Midwife and Hannah Tointon, famed for her roles in Mr Selfridge, The Inbetweeners and Hollyoaks. Strangers On A Train was written by Craig Warner and based on the world renowned 1950 novel by Patricia Highsmith, latterly made universally famous by the classic Alfred Hitchcock film. In the great tradition of Hitchcock, this spine chilling tale will delight audiences with its marriage of dark wit and edgeoftheseat tension. If you enjoyed the recent film version of Murder On The Orient Express, you won’t want to miss this classic thriller live on stage. What better way is there to add some excitement to a January evening? Friday 5 – Saturday 13 January Monday – Saturday eves 7.45pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm 0844 871 7650* atgtickets.com/brighton* *Booking fees apply. Calls cost up to 7p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge
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C H E S N E Y H AW K E S From his ‘One And Only’ roots to working with John Bishop on telly, and his panto present, Chesney Hawkes answers questions from Victoria Nangle, talking freely about being accident prone, entrepreneurial fans, and his love of the Christmas pantomime Hi Chesney, how are you today? I'm doing fabulous. How are you doing? Good, thank you. What's the most unusual experience you've ever had with a fan? God, I have so many of those – we could be here all day. Well, back in the early days we had this one girl… well, we used to have girls that camped outside our house. And one of them rang the bell and asked my Mum if she could use the toilet, because she was desperate to use the toilet. And my Mum didn't normally let people in the house but this girl was kind of desperate so she let her in. She came into the toilet, she used the loo, and while she was in there she stole a roll of loo paper – and then was selling oﬀ sheets at a pound a pop. She was then known as Belinda Bogroll. It's a funny one. It's great to be able to see you in Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs. What are your favourite parts of the panto tradition? I particularly love the audience participation, to be honest
with you. I've had all sorts of amazing things happen with audiences in panto, that you never get at normal theatre productions. I'll tell a little story: I had my little girl. When she was four years old she came to see me in panto. I was right at the
And she said: "I've got an ice cream!!!!" And it got the biggest applause of the whole night – the whole run probably. So it's just those kind of moments about panto that you couldn't get anywhere else.
“ My co star kind of looked at me as if
to say – 'I think you'd better do something about this' ” front of the stage with my leading lady, and just in that close moment when we were about to kiss she said: "Daddy!" And I tried to ignore it and carry on with the scene, but she said: "Daddy!!!" And my co star's looking at me, and some of the crowd are laughing a little bit. And it got too much in the end and my co star kind of looked at me as if to say – 'I think you'd better do something about this'. So I kind of turned around and said: "Yes, Darling?"
Which of the seven dwarves' names do you most identify with and why? Oh Clumsy! By a million miles, yeah. You might get to know me you've got to be careful with me (laughing). You acted previously in the drama comedy Panto! playing a version of yourself – do you think that might've given you some inkling as to what to expect from the season? Well that was with John Bishop and the first time I ever did panto was with John, before he was famous – he
wasn’t even on the poster. There was another comic above him on the bill. I know John very well. And John knows me as the clumsiest man alive. We'd, like, fall oﬀ the stage and.. y'know all sorts of things happened during that panto. So when he wrote the film he had me breaking my leg, falling oﬀstage, I was in a wheelchair at one time… so *hopefully* none of that's going to happen on this run. Having had a go at The Games, Let's Dance For Comic Relief, Dancing On Ice – each bringing you unexpected injury – do you think you'd have a go at I'm A Celebrity… or another reality TV show and chance the insurance? Yeah. It's a very very good question. I don't think I'll do anything that's going to be too physical anymore, because yes I do obviously have… it's been a clumsy time. I've broken a leg, I've ruptured ligaments in my ankle, and ripped cartilage out of my hip – and this is all reality TV. So if I did a reality show I think it would have to be something where I'm sitting on a couch. (Laughs) What possibly could go wrong? I said that when I did Masterchef and I nearly chopped my finger oﬀ. Ho! ho! ho! And what would you like for Christmas? Ahh. My two front teeth! No – what I'd really like for Christmas is for my family to come and join me here in Worthing. At least for a week. I hope that's going to come true. That is the plan, I'm trying to make that happen. Snow White And The Seven Dwarves, Pavilion Theatre, Worthing, running until 1 January 2018, from £12.50, worthingtheatres.co.uk
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was recently interviewed by the lovely Laura Lockington about my 25 years writing this column and asked some rather probing questions, some of which were clearly pointed at trying to get me to bitch about some rather familiar places. I wasn’t having any of it. Much as I can complain about places that are unjustifiably expensive and pretentious or places that are simply not meeting any sort of standard of food safety and hygiene, I do love places that deliver with honesty good food, whether it be posh nosh, a family feast or a bag of chips. Right now I love BeFries in West Street and all they do is chips, very good ones. I also still love Barnsley’s in Baker Street, so much so that I celebrated my 60th birthday there. It is 25 years since I started doing this and my first ever column was a review of Donatello in the Lanes. I went along with the sadly deceased Louise Rennison, a good friend, and it made the whole thing a delight. Louise was a vegetarian and Donatello was and still is an ideal place for nonmeat eaters whilst at the same time satisfying my inner carnivore. Back then it was a fraction of the size it is now, but it was and still is immaculate, smartly decorated and brilliantly aﬀordable. It is what it is – a friendly family restaurant oﬀering well priced and tasty food. It has changed over the years to reflect fashions in food, but at the core it is much the same as it ever was. I recently went along to a small gathering to taste wines in a new space, a Moncaro wine room, with of course Moncaro wines. It was good fun, the wines are excellent and excellently priced too with a sparkling verdicchio that knocks the bubbles of any prosecco in my view. The evening was hosted by owner and family head Sue Addis. I love Sue, I admire her business acumen and her straightforward attitude. She took me on a quick tour of the premises and I have to say that she never holds back when it comes to keeping the place looking good. And the kitchen, well it is the cleanest commercial kitchen I have ever been in, and I have been in a lot. I wish mine was that immaculate. So 25 years on for me and for Sue and I am delighted to say that it is as valuable a dining asset for the city as ever.
“ I do love places
that deliver with honesty good food ”
Señor Buddha is a modern tapas bar located at Preston Circus, oﬀering an ever changing tapas menu based around Spanish and East Asian cuisine. With just 24 seats, this small tapas bar is always busy so booking is recommended. 9 Preston Road, Brighton, BN1 4QE | www.senorbuddha.co.uk 01273 567832 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Coggings & Co
13 Brighton Place, BN1 1HJ Brighton 01273 775477 donatello.co.uk
ats oﬀ also this week to the team at High Weald Dairy where the delicious Brighton Blue cheese wins yet another award. Brighton Blue has been recognised as one of the best cheeses in the world in the 30th annual World Cheese Awards. At the awards held in London last week as part of the Taste of London Festival, Brighton Blue was pitted against more than 3,000 cheeses from 35 diﬀerent countries. Against some tough competition, it was recognised as one of the top 66 cheeses in the world, receiving a prestigious Super Gold Award. High Weald Dairy, Tremains Farm, Treemans Road, Horsted Keynes, Sussex RH17 7EA www.highwealddairy.co.uk Tel; 01825791636
Coggings & Co is all about great burgers, made with local ingredients sourced with care, prepared with skill and served with warmth. We serve the best burgers you’ve ever tasted with a delicious set of sides and puddings. 8793 Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3JE www.coggingsandco.com | 01273 220220
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The Restaurant at Drakes, Brighton
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. There is also a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan, as well as gluten and wheatfree dishes. Buﬀet available 12pm–3pm, Monday to Saturday. Lewes, BN7 2LP, 01273 476707, www.chaulas.co.uk
A second venue for this brilliant Indian restaurant is now open here in Brighton. Chaula and her team breathe fresh air into the idea of Indian food with authentic recipes served in stylish surroundings. The cooking has an altogether healthier approach – but not at the cost of flavour. Thali Deals available 12pm3pm; Meal Deal £9.99. Brighton, BN1 1HT, 01273 771661, www.chaulas.co.uk
The exceptional standards of the fine dining Restaurant at Drakes has earned them poll position once again in The Good Food Guide 2018 as the top scoring restaurant in Brighton for the 9th consecutive year. Classic British and Modern European dishes are created using only the finest, seasonal ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible. Shuttered windows, brick arches and mellow lighting create an airy yet relaxing atmosphere for any dining occasion. For that extra special touch, book The Private Dining Room. Suits 6 to 12 guests and includes the services of a dedicated waiter. ORDER A TWO COURSE LUNCH AND HAVE THE THIRD COURSE ON US! Just quote “THE LATEST” at the time of booking. (not valid on Sundays max 6 people) The Restaurant at Drakes Hotel, 4344 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1PE 01273 696934, www.drakesofbrighton.com
Moksha Caﬀe, Brighton
Boho Gelato, Brighton
We are an independent, family run café and restaurant and our aim is to make our customers feel at home. So sit back, relax and enjoy great coﬀee and our delicious food. We believe that we are Brighton's best independent café so stop by when you need that caﬀeine kick or you’re feeling hungry! We promise to satisfy the biggest of appetites! Our food is locally sourced and freerange and we use organic milk. Check out our reviews on TripAdvisor. www.mokshacaﬀe.com | 01273 248890 Moksha Caﬀe, 45 York Place, BN1 4GU Brighton
24 everchanging Italian Ice Cream flavours ranging from Vanilla to Violet, Mango to Mojito and Apple to Avocado taken from an ever growing list of now over 400! Handmade on site daily at 6 Pool Valley Brighton – Oﬀ East Street near the Palace Pier and also available at their new shop in Ship Street. www.bohogelato.co.uk | 6 Pool Valley, Brighton New Shop – 31 Ship Street, Brighton | 01273 727205
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Theatre503 and Sleeping Trees present Cinderella And The Beanstalk
rom my very first panto, Tommy Steel in Mother Goose at Liverpool’s Empire theatre, I have been hooked. I love every moment of joyous silliness, every transformation scene, every audience song and spectacular walk down. I may be a fanatic and in many ways I am a purist, I like my panto traditional and even discriminate against the imposters, the Christmas shows that are not pantomimes in the real sense. Then I heard about Cinderella And The Beanstalk… Described as “infectiously bonkers” and “breathtakingly witty”, Cinderella And The Beanstalk is said to be the pantomime to end all pantomimes, and the perfect festive treat for anyone aged 6+ who like their panto with a twist. Well I’m prepared for a twist, why not? Three seemingly unstoppable performers (and one live musician) recreate over 60
characters from more than a dozen classic stories, including Cinderella, Jack And The Beanstalk, Peter Pan, Hansel and Gretel, Pinocchio, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and many more. There's anarchy up the
their bit to get in the way, getting her hands on these oversized eggs may not be quite so straightforward... Written by the multi awardwinning physical comedy trio Sleeping Trees (described by Time Out as “the birth child of Monty Python and The League of Gentlemen”) and directed by Tom Attenborough (grandson of the late Sir Richard Attenborough), Cinderella And The Beanstalk was a huge critical and audience hit when it premiered at London's Theatre503 in 2014. Sleeping Trees Executive Director Alice Carter explains how the show diﬀers from traditional panto: “We don't believe that children and adults have a diﬀerent sense of humours – children don't need to be talked down to, and adults don't need smutty innuendo to laugh. So we decided to write a Christmas show that everyone could enjoy and laugh at together. We wrote the kind of Christmas show we wish we'd been taken to as children and that we want to see now as adults.” Join a brand new cast for 2017 as they recreate every panto character you’d expect to find (and some you might not), and do their best to sing, dance and fight their way through 100 minutes of panto pandemonium.
“ Blackmailed by the scheming Rumpelstiltskin, you'll follow wouldbe princess Cinderella on a perilous adventure ”
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beanstalk in this fastpaced physical comedy where the laughs are said to come at breakneck speed. Blackmailed by the scheming Rumpelstiltskin, you'll follow wouldbe princess Cinderella on a perilous adventure to the top of the beanstalk to retrieve the coveted golden eggs. But with Prince Charming, the Fairy Godmother, Jack's pregnant cow, and a small army of supporting characters all doing
14 Dec 2017 6 Jan 2018 The Old Market Upper Market Street, Hove BN3 1AS 01273 201 801 | theoldmarket.com
re Gorillaz a band or a brand? Essentially, they’re a curious amalgamation of both, but one that has a surprisingly extensive back catalogue of solid pop hits. The abundant hooks were delivered in a frenetic fashion, with a merry Damon Albarn prancing around the stage alternately singing and playing the odd bit here and there, all jubilant drawl and spry swagger. The live setup was extravagant, featuring two drummers, two keyboardists, backup singers/dancers and an array of guest vocalists. The tonal variety of the performance worked very well, with some fairly fiery hip hop a highlight in the middle, along with some soulful moments in a soul sense, and some soulful moments in a Blurry indie guitar sense too. We were treated to three massive screens and a hydraulic all seeing eye, which showcased the group’s strong visual identity, utilising their memorable videos and bespoke live animations. An energetic performance, brimming with ideas about how to present fairly middle of the road pop rock in a colourful way. Brighton Centre, 27 November
★★★★★ Joe Fuller
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BRIGHTON LIGHTS WHAT TO DO IN THE CITY > MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT & COMEDY WITH VICTORIA NANGLE
Keith Duﬀy of Boyzone and Brian McFadden of Westlife team up to bring an evening together, combining all of the hits from both of their charttopping bands – under the nifty name of Boyzlife. Find our exclusive interview with Duﬀy here: tinyurl.com/y93psdbe The Old Market, Friday 8 December, 7.15pm, £28.50
St Etienne arrive in Bexhill with Sarah Cracknell and co. playing their latest album, inspired by their bittersweet relationship with the eponymous shires that have always been part of their lives, coproduced by Shawn Lee of Wall Of Sound and Young Gun Silver Fox fame. De La Warr Pavilion, Sunday 10 December, 7pm, £25
Joseph, Mary, the Archangel Gabriel, Herod, God, and many, many more are all performed by the self admiring Desmond Olivier Dingle and his entire company of one – the helpful (but not always) and willing (but not always) Raymond. Seasonal frolicks in the form of the very funny The Messiah. New Venture Theatre, Friday 8 – Saturday 16 December, £10/9/8
Seafarers UK, the leading maritime charity, return to Worthing for an evening of entertainment provided by the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Collingwood. This concert is part of the charity’s annual fundraising season of concerts with the Royal Marines Band, and consists of a diverse programme of music. Assembly Hall, Worthing, Friday 8 December 2017, 7.30pm, £21.50/19.50
Spreading Christmas cheer in more ways than one, Funny For Food returns after its success earlier in the year. With Joe Wilkinson headlining, support from awesome acts Alice Fraser, Joe McCarthy, Sameena Gehra, and MC Aidan Goatley – the premise is simple. You get a great comedy night and the ticket fee is paid in food bank donations. These can include nappies, shampoo, tinned food, washing powder – take your pick of long life goods.
Caroline of Brunswick, Thursday 7 December 2017, 8pm, ticket cost: at least £5 of goods
A New Act Night unlike any other – this is the graduation night for those hopeful wouldbe comedians who have completed Jill Edwards’ Comedy Workshop. With around a dozen acts each with a three minute set, they are performing in the footsteps of giants with former graduates of the course including Seann Walsh, Jimmy Carr, Angela Barnes, Simon Evans, Shappi Khorsandi and Romesh Ranganathan. Say you saw the comic genius from the very start. Komedia, Tuesday 5 December, 8pm, £7/5
COMING SOON Psst! Here’s a work in progress show that’ll make the perfect preChristmas treat in amongst the pantos and Christmas Fairs – Jason Manford’s preview. Not the finished article, so at a knockdown price too. Promising comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter.
De La Warr Pavilion, Sunday 17 December, 8pm, £15
In case you missed the couple of dates he played in town recently, top notch Liverpudlian comedian John Bishop has extended his Winging It tour into next year, including a seaside trip in March back to the Brighton Centre. He must really like it there! Brighton Centre, Saturday 10 March 2018, from £39.05
To discover 20 more things to do this week, watch Brighton Lights show on Latest TV every Monday at 8.30pm.
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MOVIES ON LATEST TV All day & late night
Tuesday 5 December
Friday 8 December
6.10am Once A Sinner 1950. Drama. A lowly bank clerk marries a good time girl but she twotimes him for her old crooked boyfriend (Sydney Tafler). Starring Jack Watling, Pat Kirkwood and Thora Hird.
6.00am The Flaw 1955. Crime directed by Terence Fisher. A racing driver (John Bentley) plans to murder his heiress wife (Rona Anderson). The lawyer (Donald Houston) discovers the plot.
8.20 Profile 1954. Drama directed by Francis Searle and starring John Bentley, Kathleen Byron and Thea Gregory. The editor of a magazine (John Bentley) is keen on the boss's daughter but her mother is keen on him.
FILM OF THE DAY 7.45 The Devil to Pay! 1931. Romance. Director: George Fitzmaurice. Stars Ronald Colman, Myrna Loy, Loretta Young & Frederick Kerr. The black sheep son of an English Lord falls in love with a Russian Nobleman's Fiance.
9.40 Tower of Terror 1941. Thriller. Director: Lawrence Huntington. Stars: Wilfrid Lawson & Michael Renni. A British agent in Germany takes a job at a lighthouse and plans to escape with some valuable documents, via boat. 12.00pm The Golden Disc 1958. Pop drama starring Lee Patterson, Mary Steele, Terry Dene & Linda Gray. A young pop composer and singer opens a coffee bar. They are joined by budding singer Terry Dene as himself. 2.00 My Foolish Heart 1949. Drama. Director: Mark Robson. Stars Dana Andrews, Susan Hayward & Lois Wheeler. Mary Jane travels to Connecticut to visit her old friend Eloise, whom she hasn't seen for seven years. 4.00 She FILM OF THE DAY 1965. Adventure. Director: Robert Day. Stars Ursula Andress, John Richardson, Peter Cushing & Christopher Lee. Archaeologists stumble across a lost city, run by a beautiful immortal Queen. 10.00 100 Rifles 1969. War. Director: Tom Gries. Stars Raquel Welch, Burt Reynolds, Fernando Lamas & Jim Brown. In 1912 Sonora, Mexico, revolutionary arms his people but finds himself hunted by a US lawman.
Wednesday 6 December 6.00am The Shipbuilders 1943. War drama. Directed by John Baxter. Clive Brook, Finlay Currie, and Moira Lister. Set in a Clyde dockyard, a millionaire shipbuilder and his best riveter symbolize British unity in World War II. 8.05 Gentle Trap 1960. A locksmith on his first burglary is on the run when a rival gang wants his haul. Stars Spencer Teakle & Martin Benson.
9.20 Undercover Girl 1958. Crime Drama. A reporter on the verge of exposing a drugs ring is killed before he can write the story. Stars Paul Carpenter and Jackie Collins. 10.40 The Black Rider 1954. Directed by Wolf Rilla and starring Jimmy Hanley, Rona Anderson and Lionel Jeffries. A local reporter discovers a group of enemy agents, but will the story get him promotion? 12.05pm The Steel Key 1953. Directed By Robert S. Baker and starring Terence Morgan, Joan Rice and Raymond Lovell. A professor working on a steel formula is murdered. Those after the formula will stop at nothing. 2.00 Carrington VC 1955. Drama. Director: Anthony Asquith. Stars David Niven, Margaret Leighton & Noelle Middleton. An Army Major attempts to steal from the War Office safe in order claim the money they owe him. 4.00 Call Me Mister 1951. Musical. Director: Lloyd Bacon. Stars Betty Grable, Danny Thomas, Richard Boone & Dan Dailey. Former stage star, Shep, awaits discharge in post-war Tokyo when he meets his estranged love, Kay. 10.00 Bigger Than Life 1956. Drama. Directed by Nicholas Ray. Starring James Mason, Barbara Rush and Walter Matthau. A schoolteacher tries an experimental drug which changes his moods and personality.
FILM OF THE DAY 12.00pm Magic Town 1947. Comedy. An opinion pollster finds a town which is a perfect mirror of U.S. opinions. Starring James Stewart, Jane Wyman and Kent Smith.
Saturday 9 December
10.00 Man In The Attic 1953. Thriller. Stars Jack Palance, Constance Smith & Byron Palmer. A Landlady begins to suspect her new tenant is Jack the Ripper when a self-described pathologist moves in.
6.00am Dick Tracy Vs Cueball 1946. Thriller. Director: Gordon Douglas. Stars Morgan Conway, Dick Wessel & Esther Howard. Dick Tracy is on the trail of the rampaging arch nemesis, Cueball.
Thursday 7 December
7.45 Radio Cab Murder 1954. Crime drama directed by Vernon Sewell and filmed at Nettelfold. An ex-convict taxi driver poses as a crook to catch a bank robber. Starring Jimmy Hanley and Sam Kydd.
7.55 Three Silent Men 1940. Crime. An inventor of a deadly weapon to be used against the allies is injured in a crash. Surgeon, Sir James (Sebastian Shaw) saves his life but learns of his plot. Stars Derrick De Marney. 9.50 The Break 1963. Crime Drama. Directed by Lance Comfort. When writer Greg Parker (Tony Britton) goes on holiday, little does he expect to be lodging in the same B&B as an escaped murderer (William Lucas). 12.10pm High Tide 1980. Thriller. A man just released from prison for manslaughter heads to the West Country to solve the mystery behind his victim's cryptic last words. Stars Ian McShane, Wendy Morgan & John Bird. 2.10 Great Day In The Morning 1956. Western. A gambler wins a hotel in a card game but finds himself involved with women and the start of the civil war. Starring Robert Stack, Virginia Mayo & Ruth Roman. FILM OF THE DAY 4.10 Ghost of Greville Lodge 2000. Mystery. Directed by Niall Johnson and starring Jon Newman, Prunella Scales, Marc Danbury and George Cole. A teenager stays at his uncle's mansion, where he discovers the house's many secrets. 10.00 Black Widow 1954. Mystery. Directed by Nunnally Johnson. Starring Ginger Rogers, Van Heflin and Gene Tierney. A young writer is found dead in a Broadway producer's apartment. But who is the real culprit?
6.00am Dick Tracy Vs Crime Inc. 1941. Action. Directors: John English & William Witney. Stars Ralph Byrd, Michael Owen & Jan Wiley. Dick Tracy goes up against a villain known as The Ghost, who can turn himself invisible. 8.40 Marked Men 1940. Crime. Director: Sam Newfield. Stars Warren Hull, Isabel Jewell & Paul Bryar. A young medical-school graduate escaped prison and finds a small haven in Arizona until gangsters show up. 10.10 T Men FILM OF THE DAY 1947. Crime Noir. Directed by Anthony Mann. Stars Dennis O'Keefe, Mary Meade, Alfred Ryder & Wally Ford. A Film Noir tale of treasury agents infiltrating a counterfeit ring, based on true events.
2.00 The Square Ring 1953. Drama. Director: Basil Dearden. Stars Jack Warner, Robert Beatty, Bill Owen, Maxwell Reed & Joan Collins. Follow the lives of five boxers and their reasons for getting to where they are now.
2.00 Quest For Love 1971 Drama. Director: Ralph Thomas. Starring: Joan Collins, Tom Bell and Denholm Elliott. A scientist wakes in an alternative reality that bears some similarities to our own, but also some differences
6.00am Murder At 3am 1953. Crime drama directed by Francis Searle and starring Dennis Price, Philip Saville and Peggy Evans. A police detective begins suspecting that his sister's newest boyfriend is a murderer.
Sunday 10 December
12.00pm The Red House 1947. Drama. Directed by Delmer Daves and starring Edward G Robinson, Lon McCallister, Judith Anderson and Rory Calhoun. Two girls, when told not to, explore mysterious woodland and discover secrets.
9.15 The Birthday Present 1957. Drama. Directed by Pat Jackson. Stars Tony Britton, Sylvia Syms, Jack Watling and Geoffrey Keen. A salesman loses his job after serving time in prison and stuggles to find a new job.
4.00 Velvet Touch 1948. Thriller. A police captain (Sydney Greenstreet) must solve the murder of a producer. Was it his ex or his ex ex? Stars Rosalind Russell, Leo Glenn & Claire Trevor.
9.15 Flying Deuces 1939. Comedy. Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy join the foreign legion to get over Ollie's broken heart. 10.35 Burnt Evidence 1954. Drama starring Jane Hylton, Duncan Lamont and Donald Gray. Lamont plays the jealous husband of Hylton. When confronting her lover, he accidentally shoots the man and runs for the hills. 12.00pm Suddenly 1954. Drama. Director: Lewis Allen. Stars Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden & James Gleason. Three gangsters trap a family in their own house, with the intention of killing the president of the USA. FILM OF THE DAY 1.50 Spare the Rod 1961. Drama. Director: Leslie Norman. Stars Max Bygraves, Geoffrey Keen & Donald Pleasence. A new teacher arrives at an East London school to find that his modern education methods are not welcome. 4.00 It Always Rains On Sunday 1947. Drama. Director: Robert Hamer. Stars Googie Withers, John McCallum, Jack Warner & Susan Shaw. Rose wants to escape the drudgery of her daily life when an old lover escapes from prison. 9.00 Peyton Place 1957. Drama. Director: Mark Robson. Stars Lana Turner, Hope Lange, Lee Philips, Diane Varsi & Lloyd Nolan. An adaptation of Grace Metalious' popular novel. A New England town hides secrets & scandals.
4.00 Jigsaw 1962. Directed by Val Guest and starring Jack Warner. A woman is murdered and it's up to Detective Fellows to sift through the clues and solve the 'Jigsaw'. Great shots of Brighton in the 60s. 10.00 Yield to the Night 1969. War. Director: Tom Gries. Stars Raquel Welch, Burt Reynolds, Fernando Lamas & Jim Brown. In 1912 Sonora, Mexico, revolutionary arms his people but finds himself hunted by a US lawman.
Monday 11 December 6.00am House of Darkness 1948. Horror. Director: Oswald Mitchell. Stars Laurence Harvey, Lesley Brook & John Stuart. A young man visits a haunted house, and is terrorised by the ghost of murder victim. 7.45 The Marked One 1963. Crime. Director: Francis Searle. Stars William Lucas, Zena Walker & Patrick Jordan. Criminals kidnap a man's daughter in order to obtain forgery plates they believe to be in his possession. 9.30 Forces' Sweetheart 1953. Comedy directed by Maclean Rogers. Three goofy soldiers played by Harry Secombe, Michael Bentine and Freddie Frinton vie for the affections of the lovely Judy, the ENSA-tainer. FILM OF THE DAY 12.00pm Desk Set 1957. Comedy. Director: Walter Lang. Stars Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn & Gig Young. Bunny is stuck in a dead-end relationship. Her life is thrown into turmoil when a Computer expert enters it. 2.00 Left, Right and Centre 1959. Comedy. Director: Sidney Gilliat. Stars: Ian Carmichael, Alastair Sim & Patricia Bredin. The Tory candidate at the Earndale by-election inadvertently starts a friendship with his election rival. 4.00 Nine Men 1943. War. Director: Harry Watt. Stars Gordon Jackson, Jack Lambert & Frederick Piper. British soldiers are attacked while traveling across the wastes of WW2 Libya in this Ealing Studios film. 10.00 Conrack 1974. Drama. Directed by Martin Ritt. With Jon Voight, Paul Winfield and Madge Sinclair. A teacher introduces full education to a class of illiterate black students against the authorities' wishes.
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TV LISTINGS Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas Channel 4, 8pm Get out the sticky tape, the sewing machine, the sketch pad, and the self-rasing flour too to boot. Kirstie is back, and she is here to demonstrate how you can make absolutely everything you need this Christmas with your own fair hands – get ready to turn smugness levels up to 11.
Extraordinary Teens: My Gay Life Channel 4, 10pm Documentary filmed over seven years, following the story of Billy as he grows up. Billy realised he was gay when he was seven years old, and by the time he was 11 was dressed as Lady Gaga at Brighton’s Gay Pride. As Billy turns 17 he reveals the story of his life, growing up, and his family... so far.
Tuesday 5 6.00pm Latest News 6.30 The Vote Guests from the world of politics discuss local and national issues. 7.00 Football Weekly Darren 'The Hartman' Hart looks back at the week's football with the help of his studio guests. 8.00 Latest News 8.30 The Easy Riders Danny JohnJules and Steve Keys in a motorcycle travelogue with a difference. This time around the boys take on five countries in five days, with the challenge of climbing a mountain in each. 9.00 AK Soufflé Andrew Kay introduces special guests in this LGBT-focused chat show. 9.30 Queer Say Andrew Kay's look at LGBT news and media from around the world with the help of his studio guest. 10.00 100 Rifles (1969) War. Director: Tom Gries. Stars Raquel Welch, Burt Reynolds, Fernando Lamas & Jim Brown. In 1912 Sonora, Mexico, revolutionary arms his people but finds himself hunted by a US lawman. 12.10am Guy Lloyd's 2-Minute Telly Show 12.15 The Arun Valley Postcard Trail 12.30 Noise Floor 1.00 AK Soufflé 1.30 Queer Say 2.00 Latest News 2.30 Football Weekly
6.00pm BBC News At Six 6.30 South East Today 7.00 The One Show If it's got Britain talking then it will get talked about on The One Show. Presented by Matt Baker and Alex Jones. 7.30 EastEnders Phil continues to show Vincent up. Kathy lets her anger be known but she is floored when she learns the truth. 8.00 Holby City Group Animal, Part One. A new arrival in Holby sets the wheels of change in motion. Is the hospital ready for a new world order? With all eyes on Jac, she's forced to take an inventory of her personal and professional life. Raf is reminded of why he fell in love with medicine. Is his new-found passion here to stay? 9.00 The A Word Drama series. Paul's deepest feelings about his son's autism emerge when Nicola makes a film of Joe's behaviours. Eddie reaches D-Day with Holly, while Maurice makes a shocking proposal. 10.00 BBC News At Ten 10.30 South East Today 10.45 Drugsland Dying to Get Clean. Documentary series which travels deep into the worlds of drug users, abusers and dealers. 11.45 Life And Death Row Punishment. Series telling the story of capital punishment through the eyes of young people whose lives have been shaped by it. 12.45am Weather For The Week Ahead
6.00pm Celebrity Eggheads Jeremy Vine hosts a special celebrity edition of the quiz show. 6.30 Strictly - It Takes Two Zoe Ball talks to the lucky couple who managed to avoid elimination at the weekend. 7.00 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Paralympians and gold medal winners Danny Crates and Liz Johnson shop their way around Suffolk and Essex. 8.00 MasterChef: The Professionals Gregg Wallace, Monica Galetti and Marcus Wareing present as professional chefs battle to be crowned culinary superstar of 2017. 9.00 Rick Stein's Road To Mexico Leaving the Baja Peninsula, Rick explores the western mainland. He lands in the town that gave the world tequila and the metropolis that gave us mariachis and dishes like chilli con carne; a city so loved by its people that they insist on repeating its name twice - Guadalajara Guadalajara. 10.00 Motherland Sitcom. Anne's new car propels her into the limelight as the mums try to get in on her new car pool. 10.30 Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Evan Davis. 11.15 NFL This Week Mark Chapman introduces a weekly dose of American football action. 12.05am Snooker: UK Championship 2017 Highlights
6.00pm ITV News Meridian 6.30 ITV Evening News 7.00 Emmerdale Leyla makes it clear. Lisa takes a stand. Aaron explains to Alex. 7.30 Save Money: Good Food Susanna Reid and Matt Tebbutt present the series aiming to keep family food spending under control. This time, they help takeaway lovers the Cooke family in Wolverhampton. 8.00 How To Spend It Well At Christmas With Phillip Schofield Second in a three-part factual consumer series in which Phillip Schofield invites celebrity guests, experts and members of the public to help him test the latest festive buys. In this edition, Phillip is joined by his wife Stephanie as they investigate what partners should buy each other this Christmas. 9.00 I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! They may be hungry, they may be homesick, but if they are to survive and thrive the celebrities need to win more food for camp in the next Bushtucker Trial. 10.30 ITV News 11.00 ITV News Meridian 11.15 On Assignment Rageh Omaar presents the current affairs series. 11.50 Lethal Weapon The Seal Is Broken. Action-packed police drama series based on the popular film franchise. 12.40am Jackpot247
6.00pm The Simpsons Diggs. Bart's horizons are broadened when he meets an eccentric loner who introduces him to the world of falconry. 6.30 Hollyoaks Sally gives Myra some home truths, while Cindy is relieved to find Dirk in the village. Prince makes a big decision, Ellie tries to talk Holly round, and James gives Sami a job. 7.00 Channel 4 News 7.55 The Political Slot 8.00 Kirstie's Handmade Christmas See highlights. 9.00 Finding Me A Family Documentary following adoption activity days organised by the British children's charity Coram, as prospective parents meet children who are waiting to be adopted. In this programme, 13 prospective parents and 10 children meet at a junglethemed party in the Midlands. Enjoying the fun are four siblings aged between six months and six years. But with sibling groups being the hardest to place of all, they face being split up unless a new family can adopt all four. The party is also one of the last opportunities for two young brothers from a minority background to find a family to keep them together. 10.00 Extraordinary Teens: My Gay Life See highlights. 11.05 Naked Attraction Dating show. 12.05am The Great Songwriters: Music On 4
AK SOUFFLE Andrew Kay
What A Gay Day!
his week I met a man from the world of TV who has over the years produced some of the most iconic British TV shows. Tony Nicholson worked on shows like It’s A Knockout and in particular the one where the Royal Family joined in the silliness. I’m sorry, I failed to ask how they all got on with Stuart Hall, I know you will want to know.
“ A flight of fantasy peppered with
figures like Vinegar Vera, Slack Alice and PopItIn Pete” The reason Tony came in to be on AK Souﬄé is to talk about a new biography just published called Shut That Door. Now some of you will immediately know who the subject of the book is and I suspect that some of you will be slightly bewildered. But you should know because in my view, many of the great gay comedy voices that we now know would not be there if it hadn’t been for Larry Grayson. Larry Grayson was a remarkable entertainer who was overtly camp from the very start of his career, trawling two acts around the working men’s club circuit, until in the late 1950s when he got his big break into the then dying variety theatre circuit. Amazingly he went on to become a national TV star, eclipsing
even Bruce Forsyth’s success when he took over as host of The Generation Game. There was a defiant mince to his gait, a delicately placed limp wrist, and imperious glances delivered from above his spectacles that he wore on a chain like a dowager’s jewels. His act, never gag based, was a flight of fantasy peppered with characters: Vinegar Vera, Slack Alice and PopItIn Pete and of course Larry’s long time companion Everard. Yes it was a world littered with innuendo and campery that perhaps would now oﬀend the PC sensitive, but it did a wonderful job in exposing a world of gay humour that until then had been something of a clandestine aﬀair. And without it where would Julian Clary and Alan Carr be now? Tony knew Grayson well and has had access to Larry’s own notes whilst writing the book. He has a wealth of detail about Grayson’s career, some anecdotal, some from personal experience but above all he is revealing a rich and too long neglected thread to the story of gay entertainment.
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TV LISTINGS The Year In Music 2017 Friday, BBC2, 9pm Claudia Winkleman and Clara Amfo host an evening highlighting the year’s top tunes – and 2017 isn’t even over yet! Featuring the best albums, biggest artists, and most unforgettable performances, winners of the 2017 BBC Music Awards, plus lots of interviews.
The Apprentice Wednesday, BBC1, 9pm The hopeful candidates are tasked with showing just how on trend they can be by becoming fashion agents, selling garments for designers. With a catwalk show to organise, and a magazine cover to promote their designers, what could go wrong?
Wednesday 6 6.00pm Latest News 6.30 Democracy Now! Politics and discussion from the USA. 7.00 Albion Women Following the Albion Women's team throughout the 2017/18 season. 7.30 Football Heroes A chance to relive the careers of some of the biggest icons of football from the last 15 years. 8.00 Latest News 8.30 Democracy Now! Politics and discussion from the USA. 9.00 The Rosies The Rosies interview Jennie Williams founder of Enhance the UK. 9.30 Queer Say Andrew Kay's look at LGBT news and media from around the world with the help of their studio guest. 10.00 FILM: Man In The Attic (1953) Thriller. Stars Jack Palance, Constance Smith & Byron Palmer. A Landlady begins to suspect her new tenant is Jack the Ripper when a self-described pathologist moves in. 11.35 Glimpses: Growth of London 12.00am Adrenalize
6.00pm BBC News At Six The latest national and international news stories from the BBC News team, followed by weather. 6.30 South East Today 7.00 The One Show If it's got Britain talking then it will get talked about on The One Show. Presented by Alex Jones and Matt Baker. 8.00 Mary Berry's Country House Secrets Four-part series in which Mary Berry discovers the rich history of the nation's greatest stately homes. In this edition, she visits Powderham Castle in Devon. 9.00 The Apprentice See highlights. 10.00 BBC News At Ten 10.30 South East Today 10.45 A Question Of Sport Sue Barker hosts the lighthearted sports quiz with team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell. 11.15 Junior Doctors: Blood, Sweat And Tears Documentary series. 11.45 Jamie: Drag Queen At 16 Documentary. 12.45am Weather For The Week Ahead
6.00pm Celebrity Eggheads Quiz show. 6.30 Strictly - It Takes Two Zoe Ball gives us all the news and gossip from the Strictly Ballroom. 7.00 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Actors Derek Fowlds and Bill Simons of Heartbeat fame set off from Helmsley, North Yorkshire. 8.00 MasterChef: The Professionals Gregg Wallace, Monica Galetti and Marcus Wareing present as professional chefs battle to be crowned culinary superstar of 2017. 9.00 Peaky Blinders Period crime drama set in Birmingham. The Peaky Blinders are lured by the Italians into a catand-mouse chase on the streets of Birmingham, where it becomes clear that Tommy has met his match. 10.00 The Apprentice: You're Fired A panel of experts and fans analyse this week's task. 10.30 Newsnight 11.15 Snooker: UK Championship 2017 Highlights 12.05am Snooker: UK Championship Extra
6.00pm ITV News Meridian 6.30 ITV Evening News 7.00 Emmerdale Zak makes a heartbreaking decision. David is stunned. 7.30 Coronation Street Phelan sends Luke on a wild goose chase. 8.00 Gino's Italian Coastal Escape Naples. Gino D'Acampo showcases some of his favourite places along the Mediterranean coast. 8.30 Coronation Street George's latest health scare alarms Mary, Jude and Angie. 9.00 I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! The celebrities face yet more challenges and surprises in camp, but who can make it all the way to the end and be crowned King or Queen of the Jungle? 10.00 ITV News At Ten 10.30 ITV News Meridian 10.45 UEFA Champions League Highlights Highlights of the week's UEFA Champions League matches. 12.15am Stuck On You: The Football Sticker Story
6.00pm The Simpsons 6.30 Hollyoaks Maxine returns and bumps into a festive Adam and Darcy. 7.00 Channel 4 News 7.55 The Political Slot 8.00 The Secret Life Of The Zoo Documentary series revealing the secret lives of animals at Chester Zoo. It is mating season for Chester Zoo's onagers. 9.00 The Channel: The World's Busiest Waterway Access-allareas documentary series delving deep into the busiest stretch of water in the world. This episode explores areas that have never been filmed before, following British head of maintenance Vince – the man charged with keeping the tunnel moving – and one of its longest-serving engineers, Richard, who helped to build the Tunnel back in 1988. 10.00 Gogglebox Comedy series in which TV viewers share critiques from the comfort of their sofas. 11.05 The Mega Brothel Documentary. 12.05am Random Acts
6.00pm Latest News 6.30 The Vote The People's Republic of Brighton and Hove Takeover. An isle of sanity in a sea of blue. 7.00 TerraPura NonLeague Show Worthing v Harrow. All the latest non-league football news and action from the region. 8.00 Latest News 8.30 Digital Nation The best of Local TV from across the UK. 9.00 Out With Allan Jay Your weekly guide to what's on and where with a behind-thescenes look at LGBTfriendly venues in and around Brighton. 9.30 DJ Box Get to know the world of DJing and dance music. 10.00 FILM: Black Widow (1954) Mystery. Directed by Nunnally Johnson. Starring Ginger Rogers, Van Heflin and Gene Tierney. A young writer is found dead in a Broadway producer's apartment. But who is the real culprit? 12.00am British Wrestling Weekly
6.00pm BBC News At Six 6.30 South East Today 7.00 The One Show If it's got Britain talking then it will get talked about on The One Show. 7.30 EastEnders Tensions simmer among the Branning family and just when Max tries to sort things out, more lies are exposed. 8.00 Holby City The resolve of the Holby family is put to the test when a face from the past arrives with a chilling vendetta. 9.00 Love, Lies & Records Drama series. Kate is horrified to discover Judy has sent Rob a USB stick of the footage. Meanwhile, the registrars prepare for the raid on Kristina and Amir's wedding. 10.00 BBC News At Ten 10.30 South East Today 10.45 Question Time David Dimbleby presents topical debate from Swansea. 11.45 This Week Andrew Neil reviews the political week with Michael Portillo and guests. 12.30am Weather For The Week Ahead
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Saturday 9 6.00pm Latest News The latest news where we are, the latest sports news, plus national and international updates, and the up-to-date forecast for your area and beyond. 6.30 DJ Box Get to know the world of DJing and dance music. 7.00 Albion Women Following the Albion Women's team throughout the 2017/18 season - including game highlights and interviews. 7.30 Football Heroes A chance to relive the careers of some of the biggest icons of football from the last 15 years. 8.00 Latest News 8.30 Adrenalize Highpowered thrills and spills from the world of extreme sports. 9.00 FILM: Peyton Place (1957) Drama. Director: Mark Robson. Stars Lana Turner, Hope Lange, Lee Philips, Diane Varsi & Lloyd Nolan. An adaptation of Grace Metalious' popular novel. A New England town hides secrets & scandals. 12.05am Guy Lloyd's 2Minute Telly Show
I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Friday, ITV1, 9pm With a lot of the celebrity herd culled, and the remainder around the campfire mostly getting on, will conversation turn to speculation about who might win? Well, they’ve got to get the crown size right for a start, and some heads are bigger than others *fnar*.
6.00pm Pointless Celebrities Food and Drink. A special celebrity food and drink edition of the general knowledge quiz. 6.45 Strictly Come Dancing Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the semi-final of Strictly Come Dancing! 8.20 Michael McIntyre's Big Show Family entertainment with Michael McIntyre. Featuring music from pop rockers The Vamps and stand-up comedy from Jason Manford. TV presenters Marvin and Rochelle Humes both hand over their phones in the first ever double Send to All. Plus new comedy material from Michael himself and an extra in an advert finds himself centre stage as the Unexpected Star of the Show. 9.20 Casualty Elle has a shock in store for Jacob. Rash questions his future as a doctor after treating an old girlfriend. 10.10 BBC News 10.30 Match Of The Day Gary Lineker introduces Premier League highlights. 11.55 The NFL Show 12.25am FILM: Someone To Watch Over Me (1987)
5.30pm John Noakes: TV Hero An appreciation of John Noakes, Blue Peter's extraordinary master of derring-do from the people who knew him best. 6.10 BP Confidential See highlights. 7.00 Snooker: UK Championship 2017 Hazel Irvine introduces live coverage as the second semi-final gets underway. A maximum of 11 frames played on Saturday evening will decide who will appear in Sunday's final. 10.00 QI XL Sandi Toksvig looks at opposites. Find out how to sort the sheep from the goats, and discover the opposite of Tarzan. With Sara Pascoe, Colin Lane, Jimmy Carr and Alan Davies. 10.45 Insert Name Here Anne. Sue Perkins hosts the comedy panel show. Josh is joined by James Acaster and historian Kate Williams, while Richard is joined by Ed Balls and Lauren Laverne. 11.15 FILM: The Cider House Rules (1999) Wartime drama. Starring Tobey Maguire, Michael Caine, Charlize Theron. 1.10am FILM: Borrowed Time (2012)
6.00pm Paul O'Grady: For The Love Of Dogs Paul O'Grady is back at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. 6.25 ITV News Meridian 6.35 ITV News Kylie 6.50 You've Been Framed! Harry Hill narrates more home movie howlers in his own inimitable style. 7.15 Ninja Warrior UK Ben Shephard, Rochelle Humes and Chris Kamara host the second semi-final, as competitors from all over the UK take on TV's toughest obstacle course. 8.20 I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! The remaining celebrities are desperate to make it into the final, but who will be crowned this year's King or Queen of the Jungle? 9.50 Through The Keyhole Keith Lemon returns with a special I'm a Celebrity-themed episode of the show. 10.50 ITV News 11.05 FILM: Shaun Of The Dead (2004) Zombiefilled romantic comedy. Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran and Penelope Wilton. 12.50am Jackpot247
5.30pm Grand Designs Designers Beth Dadswell and Andrew Wilbourne have rescued a crumbling Victorian dairy in south east London, and plan to convert it into a family home while retaining as much of the ramshackle roof and crumbling brickwork as possible. 6.30 Channel 4 News 7.00 Guy Martin's WWI Tank Documentary. 9.00 FILM: X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014) Starring Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, and Anna Paquin. Sci-fi adventure in which the X-Men must fight across two periods of time to save the world from destruction. Charles Xavier decides to send his fighters into the past to deal with the Sentinels, a group of robots who have started hunting down humans and mutants alike. 11.35 FILM: The Drop (2014) Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini. Tense crime drama as dogooder Bob Saginowski inadvertently descends into the world of moneylaundering. 1.35am The Last Leg
6.00pm Latest News 6.30 Family, Faith And Fun Sarah Hopwood presents show looking at a different emotion every week and how it relates to family life, the Christian faith, and a sense of fun. 7.00 Rugby AM Alex Simmons hosts a Rugby League Chat Show. 8.00 Latest News 8.30 Brighton Album Chart Show Probably the coolest music video chart on telly. 9.00 AK Soufflé Andrew Kay introduces special guests in this LGBTfocused chat show. 9.30 Out With Allan Jay Your weekly guide to what's on and where with a behind-thescenes look at LGBTfriendly venues in and around Brighton. 10.00 FILM: Yield to the Night (1956) Drama. Director: J Lee Thompson. Stars Diana Dors, Yvonne Mitchell, Michael Craig & Geoffrey Keen. A condemned murderess relives key events while waiting for the hangman's noose. 12.00am Noise Reel Extra
5.50pm BBC News 6.05 South East Today 6.15 Countryfile Ellie Harrison and Matt Baker are in the Brecklands on the Norfolk-Suffolk border. 7.15 Strictly Come Dancing: The Results Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman reveal which couples have made it through to the grand final of Strictly Come Dancing 2017. The judges' scores and public votes are combined and the two couples with the lowest overall points face each other in the dreaded dance-off, before five couples become four. 8.00 Blue Planet II David Attenborough explores the issues behind the series' most spectacular stories, meets pioneers striving to protect the ocean and examines the future of the planet. 9.00 Attenborough And The Giant Elephant See highlights. 10.00 BBC News 10.20 South East Today 10.30 Match Of The Day 2 Highlights of the day's three Premier League matches. 11.35 The Women's Football Show 12.10am Ronny Chieng: International Student
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Attenborough And The Giant Elephant Sunday, BBC1, 9pm David Attenborough teams up with a group of scientists and conservationists to unravel the mysterious story of Jumbo, an African elephant believed to be the biggest in the world – and the inspiration for Disney’s Dumbo. Waggle those ears!
BP Confidential Saturday, BBC2, 6.10pm From a 15 minute filler about dolls and trains, to the BBC’s flagship children’s programme and patron saint of bottle tops – Blue Peter has had an evolution. This documentary looks at how it was nearly pulled off air, talks to presenters of every Blue Peter generation, as well as editors past and present. Don’t forget Shep.
I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Sunday, ITV1, 9pm There have been Bushtucker Trials, tantrums, unlikely friendships, as well as digs as Ant’s stint in rehab. Now it’s time to declare the true King or Queen of the Jungle. Who will rise up from camp life to claim the crown (and a shower)?
Friday 8 BBC2
6.00pm Celebrity Eggheads Quiz show. 6.30 Strictly - It Takes Two Zoe Ball dishes up more backstage gossip. 7.00 Snooker: UK Championship 2017 Hazel Irvine introduces live coverage from York's Barbican Centre. 8.00 MasterChef: The Professionals Gregg Wallace, Monica Galetti and Marcus Wareing present as professional chefs battle to be crowned culinary superstar of 2017. 9.00 Blitz: The Bombs That Changed Britain During the Blitz over 450,000 bombs dropped on Britain, and every bomb has its own story. Episode three follows a bomb that fell on Jellicoe Street in the Scottish town of Clydebank. 10.00 Live At The Apollo Nish Kumar is your host as he introduces Luisa Omielan and David O'Doherty to the famous Apollo stage. 10.30 Newsnight 11.15 Snooker: UK Championship 2017 Highlights 12.05am Snooker: UK Championship Extra
6.00pm ITV News Meridian 6.30 ITV Evening News 7.00 Emmerdale Pollard takes desperate measures. 7.30 Christmas Cons Revealed: Tonight Last Christmas, British consumers were cheated out of 10 million pounds by paying for items online that were either fake or nonexistent. 8.00 Emmerdale Pollard faces the music. Paddy is thrown by an admission. Lisa is conflicted. 8.30 Paul O'Grady: For The Love Of Dogs Paul O'Grady is back at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. 9.00 I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! The competition is ramping up and jungle life is not getting any easier, but the finishing line is finally in sight. 10.00 ITV News At Ten 10.35 ITV News Meridian 10.45 The Last Word Phil Hornby talks to leading politicians. 11.15 UEFA Europa League Highlights 12.25am Jackpot247
6.00pm The Simpsons 6.30 Hollyoaks Glenn starts his plan to get Maxine and Adam back together, but will it end in tears? Maxine takes part in the singles night that she's organised and gets matched with private investigator Jordan. 7.00 Channel 4 News 7.55 The Political Slot 8.00 Great Canal Journeys Travel series with Timothy West and Prunella Scales. 9.00 Catching A Killer: A Bullet Through The Window Documentary. It's the early hours in Milton Keynes when a single bullet is shot through an open window in a quiet suburban street. Its victim is a 19year-old boy. 10.25 999: What's Your Emergency? Documentary series following emergency services at work in Wiltshire. 11.25 Born To Be Free: Saving Russia's Whales Documentary following a shocking and revelatory investigation. 1.00am Extraordinary Teens: My Gay Life
6.00pm Latest News 6.30 The Vote Guests from the world of politics discuss local and national issues. 7.00 Moments Of Truth: Sports First-hand stories from sporting events. 8.00 Latest News 8.30 The Easy Riders Danny John-Jules and Steve Keys in a motorcycle travelogue with a difference. This time around the boys take on five countries in five days, with the challenge of climbing a mountain in each. 9.00 Tales From The Margins This Little Father Obsession (2016) Directed by Selim Mourad. A man confronts his own sexuality while taking his father on a quest inside their family tree. 10.00 FILM: Bigger Than Life (1956) Drama. Directed by Nicholas Ray. Starring James Mason, Barbara Rush and Walter Matthau. A schoolteacher tries an experimental drug which changes his moods and personality. 12.00am Brighton Album Chart Show
6.00pm BBC News At Six 6.30 South East Today 7.00 The One Show 7.30 Sounds Like Friday Night Live music series presented by Greg James and Dotty. Pop sensation Dua Lipa acts as co-host. 8.00 EastEnders Aidan lets Mick in on his past, but does he have an ulterior motive? 8.30 Still Open All Hours Sitcom. Granville tries to sell some out-of-date mints. 9.00 Have I Got News For You Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are joined by guest host Mel Giedroyc and panellists Hal Cruttenden and Sathnam Sanghera. 9.30 Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special 2015 Mammy's Christmas Punch. Comedy series. 10.00 BBC News At Ten 10.25 South East Today 10.35 The Graham Norton Show Joining Graham are Jessica Chastain, Dawn French, Rebel Wilson, and Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black. 11.25 The Apprentice: The Final Five 12.25am The Apprentice
6.00pm Strictly - It Takes Two Zoe Ball presents a one-hour Friday show ahead of the semi-final. 7.00 Snooker: UK Championship 2017 The battle for semi-final places continues. 8.00 Mastermind John Humphrys presents another heat of the classic quiz. Subjects are Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels, Mahatma Gandhi, the Boston Marathon and top-ten singles. 8.30 Only Connect Dandies v Beaks. Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts the series where knowledge will only take you so far. 9.00 The Year In Music 2017 See highlights. 10.00 QI Sandi Toksvig looks at opposites. With Sara Pascoe, Colin Lane, Jimmy Carr and Alan Davies. 10.30 Newsnight Indepth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Kirsty Wark. 11.05 Snooker: UK Championship 2017 Highlights 11.55 Snowfall 12.40am Snowfall
6.00pm ITV News Meridian 6.30 ITV Evening News 7.00 Emmerdale Pete spirals out of control. Jacob is resentful. 7.30 Coronation Street Robert snaps at Zeedan upon his return to work. 8.00 Judge Rinder's Crown Court The iconic courtroom drama of the 1970s and 1980s returns after a 30-year hiatus with a brand new case, introduced by Judge Rinder, who also sets the case in context. In this first of two parts, the prosecution witnesses give evidence against James Byron, a man accused of murdering his wife. 8.30 Coronation Street Michelle is horrified when Robert collapses. Kirk and Tyrone dupe Beth and Fiz into meeting for a drink. 9.00 I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! See highlights. 10.30 ITV News 11.05 ITV News Meridian 11.20 Tonight At The London Palladium Variety show. 12.20am Jackpot247
6.00pm The Simpsons 6.30 Hollyoaks Misbah puts her foot down when Kim turns up at the Maaliks to move in. Joel sets up an alarm system at the flat, but Sienna is disturbed when she accidentally triggers it. 7.00 Channel 4 News 8.00 Jamie And Jimmy's Friday Night Feast Food series presented by Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty from their cafe at the end of Southend pier. The boys feel the force when they're joined by Star Wars actor Mark Hamill, who learns how to create a perfect Yorkshire pudding. 9.00 Gogglebox Comedy series in which TV viewers share critiques from the comfort of their sofas. 10.00 The Last Leg The satirical comedy show hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe. 11.05 First Dates Dating reality series following those looking for love in a restaurant. 12.10am FILM: Love, Rosie (2014)
Monday 11 BBC2
5.15pm Ski Sunday Celebrating its 40th year, Ski Sunday returns as anticipation builds towards the 2018 Winter Olympics. 6.15 Flog It! Wolverhampton Art Gallery has a wonderful collection of paintings. Turning up out of the hundreds of bags and boxes is some aboriginal art and a 1920s tennis racket. 7.00 Snooker: UK Championship 2017 The UK Championship final reaches its conclusion with a maximum of 11 frames left to decide the winner. Hazel Irvine introduces live coverage from York, where the trophy and a cheque for £170,000 await the 2017 champion. 11.00 Employable Me Eight job seekers with disabilities battle to find work. 26-year-old Nicola was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of two. She has a firstclass honours degree in multimedia journalism, but despite hundreds of applications she has never had a permanent job. 12.00am Athletics: European Cross Country Highlights
5.35pm How To Spend It Well At Christmas With Phillip Schofield Second in a three-part factual consumer series. 6.35 ITV News Meridian 6.45 ITV News 7.00 Ninja Warrior UK Ben Shephard, Rochelle Humes and Chris Kamara host the final, as 15 competitors from all over the UK take on TV's toughest obstacle course. Who will get the chance to conquer Mount Midoriyama and be crowned this year's Ninja Warrior? 8.00 The Chase Celebrity Special Bradley Walsh hosts as four celebrities try to pit their wits against one of the country's finest quiz brains. 9.00 I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! See highlights. 10.35 ITV News 10.50 Diamond Geezers And Gold Dealers Oneoff documentary taking an exclusive behind-thescenes look at the unique world of Hatton Garden, the main jewellery quarter of London. 11.50 The Detectives: Inside The Major Crimes Team 12.40am Jackpot247
5.45pm FILM: The Snowman And The Snowdog (2012) Animated sequel to the Christmas classic from Raymond Briggs. 6.10 Channel 4 News 6.30 Britain's Wildest Weather 2017 The story of Britain's extreme weather from the last year, told and filmed by people right in the middle of it. 8.00 Coastal Railways With Julie Walters Julie boards the famous Great Western Railway, as she heads down to Cornwall. 9.00 FILM: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie and Ronald Pickup. Comedy sequel following hotelier Sonny's ambitions to expand his business. Time is precious for Sonny, who has a bustling hotel to run and a wedding to the love of his life Sunaina to prepare for. 11.30 FILM: Unbroken (2014) Starring Jack O'Connell. Powerful biographical drama about Olympic distance runner turned war hero Louis Zamperini. 1.55am FILM: Departure (2015)
6.00pm Latest News The latest news where we are, the latest sports news, plus national and international updates, and the up-to-date forecast for your area and beyond. 6.30 The Vote Guests from the world of politics discuss local and national issues. 7.00 TerraPura NonLeague Show All the latest non-league football news and action from the region. 8.00 Latest News 8.30 Brighton Lights A roundup of the week's must-see events in Brighton, Hove and beyond. 9.00 Tales From The Margins Extra This Little Father Obsession (2016) Directed by Selim Mourad. A man confronts his own sexuality while taking his father on a quest inside their family tree. 10.00 FILM: Conrack (1974) Drama. Directed by Martin Ritt. With Jon Voight, Paul Winfield and Madge Sinclair. A teacher introduces full education to a class of illiterate black students against the authorities' wishes. 12.00am Under The Radar
6.00pm BBC News At Six 6.30 South East Today 7.00 The One Show 7.30 The Operation That Ruined My Life – Panorama Women across the UK are suffering after an operation they were told would transform their lives. Instead, some of them say their lives have been ruined. 8.00 EastEnders Max continues to wreak havoc on his family. 8.30 Would I Lie To You? Rob Brydon hosts the award-winning comedy panel show with David Mitchell and Lee Mack. 9.00 The Real Marigold On Tour Documentary. Miriam Margoyles, Wayne Sleep, Bobby George and Jan Leeming reunite to head to the hot and vibrant city of Havana, Cuba. 10.00 BBC News At Ten 10.30 South East Today 10.45 Have I Got A Bit More News For You The extended version of the long-running topical news quiz. 11.30 Michael McIntyre's Big Show Family entertainment with Michael McIntyre. 12.30am The Graham Norton Show
6.00pm Celebrity Eggheads Jeremy Vine hosts a special celebrity edition of the quiz show. 6.30 Strictly – It Takes Two Zoe Ball starts the countdown to the Strictly final. 7.00 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Journalists Grace Dent and Amol Rajan search East Anglia for profitable antiques. 8.00 Nigella's Christmas Table Nigella decamps to the countryside for her cosiest Christmas yet. 9.00 Employable Me Eight job seekers with disabilities battle to find work. 30-year-old Dubliner Kerie has been blind all her life. Two years ago, after struggling to find work in Ireland, she took the brave step of leaving her family home and moving to the UK on her own. 10.00 Insert Name Here Paul. Sue Perkins hosts the comedy panel show. 10.30 Newsnight 11.15 Blitz: The Bombs That Changed Britain This second episode explores the ramifications of a bomb that fell on 6th Avenue in the port city of Hull. 12.15am Blitz: The Bombs That Changed Britain
6.00pm ITV News Meridian 6.30 ITV Evening News 7.00 Emmerdale Adam acts on impulse. 7.30 Coronation Street Michelle takes a risk to solve Robert's money woes. 8.00 The Martin Lewis Money Show Consumer champion Martin Lewis and Angellica Bell help viewers to make the most of their money. 8.30 Coronation Street Robert learns that the Bistro has been robbed. 9.00 Bancroft Four-part thriller. Detective Superintendent Elizabeth Bancroft is leading the charge against the violent Kamara gang, while DS Katherine Stevens is given the Laura Fraser cold murder case to investigate. 10.00 ITV News At Ten 10.30 ITV News Meridian 10.40 White Right: Meeting The Enemy Exposure Documentary in which Emmy awardwinning film-maker Deeyah Khan meets US neo-Nazis and white nationalists face-toface. 11.50 Killer Women With Piers Morgan 12.40am Jackpot247
6.00pm The Simpsons 6.30 Hollyoaks Darren brings Jack back from hospital, while Luke is still obsessing over Mark Gibbs. Sienna thinks Joel is working with Warren and lashes out when he takes Sebastian for a walk, and Sienna is shocked by a discovery. 7.00 Channel 4 News 8.00 Paul Hollywood: A Baker's Life Cookery series with Paul Hollywood. 8.30 Supershoppers Consumer programme hosted by Anna Richardson and Sabrina Grant looking at Britain's biggest brands and retailers. 9.00 999: What's Your Emergency? Documentary series following emergency services at work in Wiltshire. 10.00 First Dates Dating reality series following those looking for love in a restaurant. 11.05 Don't Tell The Bride Reality show following grooms as they take control of planning their upcoming wedding. 12.05am One Born Every Minute
Suspense Service, Strangers On A Train pulls in to Theatre Royal Brighton.