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BBC Sports Personality

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A year of sport will be celebrated when Gary Lineker, Gabby Logan and Clare Balding present BBC Sports Personality Of The Year 2019 live from Aberdeen on Sunday 15 December.
 

There will be a full review of all the year’s sporting moments, which witnessed sensational world cups in cricket, women’s football and rugby union. 

The show will climax with the crowning of the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year, voted for by the public. 

The other awards for 2019 are Greatest Sporting Moment, World Sport Star of the Year, Helen Rollason award, Young Sports Personality Of The Year, Unsung Hero, Coach Of The Year, Team Of The Year and Lifetime Achievement award.

25 November 2019


 Celebrity Come Dine With Me

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Debbie McGee and TV duo Dick and Dom have signed up for Celebrity Christmas Come Dine With Me.
 

The spin-off, on E4, will see the stars “flex their culinary muscles, or lack thereof”.

 Reality TV star Charlotte Dawson, drag performer Courtney Act and Snapchat celebrity Stevo The Madman are also taking part in the week-long show, in December. 

Dawson, daughter of comedian Les Dawson, wants to impress with a three-course spread while McGee will host a black-tie soiree. 

Contestants will compete to win a cash prize for charity. 

Simone Haywood, the show’s executive producer, said: “Come Dine With Me has always been hugely popular with younger audiences and we’re excited to give it a fresh new twist with our Celebrity Specials.” 

The show will air daily on E4 from 16 to 20 December. 

25 November 2019


The Goodies

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An online poll asking fans to choose their favourite episode from surreal 1970s TV series The Goodies has been launched to mark its 50th anniversary. 

Chris Daniels, from Slapstick Festival, said it was "about reminding people how great classic comedy was and can be". 

The show starred Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie and Tim Brooke-Taylor. 

Graeme Garden said: "The BBC gave us free reign and amazing support. It would be difficult to make it today, health and safety would stop it." 

The Goodies was made up of sketches and situation comedy and was written by the three stars, who met at university. It was well-known for its silliness and an early user of chroma key special effects. 

Mr Garden said people's favourite episodes mentioned to him were "Kitten Kong, Radio Goodies, Goodies and the Beanstalk and String". 

Remembering how they came up with Kitten Kong, he said: "Godzilla and King Kong were popular monster movies and we wanted to make one with the least threatening creature we could think of. 

"The kitten turned out to be pretty threatening all the same. I remember we were pioneering early technology such as blue-screen - nowadays it's green-screen. 

"For its time the effects were not bad, but I think the audience enjoyed the slightly ropey sequences." 

When asked why the Goodies were still so popular, he said: "Dare I suggest it's because the show is funny? 

"It seems to have lodged in people's memories pretty firmly, as most won't have seen it for 40 years." 

All three Goodies will be present when the most popular episode is screened on 25 January at the Redgrave Theatre in Bristol.

25 November 2019


New Stars For Doctor Who

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Television and film stars Goran Višnjić and Robert Glenister are set to appear in an episode of series 12 of Doctor Who, it has been announced. 

After previously starring in Doctor Who over three decades ago, Robert Glenister is no stranger to the TARDIS and as he takes on a new character, emotions will be charged as he meets the Doctor and her friends... 

Making his Doctor Who debut, Goran Višnjić has plenty of experience around doctors after playing Luka Kovač on the television series ER, but how will he fare when he comes face to face with the Time Lord? 

Robert Glenister said: “I first appeared in Doctor Who in The Caves of Androzani at the tender age of 24 in 1984. Thirty five years later I got to be in it again at the not so tender age of nearly 60. How time flies!” 

Speaking ahead of his debut Doctor Who appearance, Goran Višnjić, said: "I’ve always been a huge fan of Doctor Who, so when the offer to play one of my favorite people in history came, it made me so happy to be part of the show and it turned into this awesome, dream job!"

25 November 2019


Orville and Emu For Sale

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Two of British TV's most famous puppets - Orville the Duck and Emu - are going on sale at auction next month.

Orville, a cheeky green duckling wearing a nappy, was a regular on television during the 1980s and 1990s, alongside ventriloquist Keith Harris.

Harris and Orville's success followed in the footsteps of comic Rod Hull's chaotic act with mischievous bird, Emu.

Each of the puppets are expected to fetch up to £10,000 when they go under the hammer in London next month.

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25 November 2019 


 

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