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 Pure Radio In Scotland

Robin GallowayRobin Galloway 










Pure Radio is launching tomorrow in Scotland at 08:00. 

Pure Radio will broadcast in DAB and be available to nearly 3 million adults across Central Scotland. Listeners can also tune in on the app, at, and ask their smart speaker to “Play Pure Radio Scotland”.  

Robin Galloway heads up the breakfast show and the station’s remit is to bring back the spirit of local radio to the nation and reverse the trend of networked radio shows from England. 

Where Pure Radio will differ from the competition, is there will be no hourly news bulletins and less commercials interrupting the shows. 

As well as presenting the Robin Galloway Breakfast Show every weekday morning from 06:00 to 10:00, Galloway is also Pure Radio’s boss. 

He said: “Remember when radio used to be fun? It was risky, edgy, flew by the seat of its pants and surprised its listeners. It’s been sterilised. When was the last time you heard something that made you utter the phrase ‘Did they actually just say that....?’ You didn’t. Because it didn’t happen. It will on Pure Radio.” 

26 November 2019

Coronation Street at Christmas











Narrated by beloved former cast member, Sue Johnston, Coronation Street At Christmas, is a one-off documentary celebrating the very best of Coronation Street Christmases over almost six decades. 

Coronation Street originally launched in December 1960 and this festive special for ITV delves into the show's archive to showcase storylines which have stopped millions of viewers in their tracks over the festive season. 

From betrayals and break ups to weddings, babies and pub singalongs, viewers will be entertained and moved with memories of Christmases past. 

Fans will hear from cast past and present who bring life to the characters with their memories and reflections of some of the biggest moments on the Street. 

The documentary features contributions from the stars over the years, including Barbara Knox, Chris Gascoyne, William Roache, Thelma Barlow, Jimmi Harkishin, Simon Gregson, Kate Ford, Sue Nicholls, Jack P Shepherd, Tupele Dorgu, Antony Cotton, Jane Danson, Jennie McAlpine, Kevin Kennedy and Julie Goodyear, this is set to be an unmissable documentary. 

Coronation Street at Christmas is broadcast on Friday 20 December at 20.30. 

26 November 2019

Katie Price Bankrupt

 Katie PriceKatie Price









Katie Price has been declared bankrupt in a hearing at the High Court, which was told she had failed to stick to a plan to repay her debts. 

The former model and reality TV star was not present at the London hearing. 

Last year, Price, 41, came to an arrangement with her creditors for a repayment plan known as an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA). 

But the insolvency practitioner overseeing her IVA said she had failed to keep to the terms of the agreement. 

Now that she has been made bankrupt, the Official Receiver will take control of her financial affairs and property. 

Price, who lives in West Sussex, found fame in the 1990s as a glamour model under the name Jordan and was once said to be worth more than £40m. 

She is now seen on the reality show My Crazy Life on the Quest Red channel and has a clothing range named after her daughters Princess and Bunny. 

26 November 2019

BBC Christmas









The BBC has announced details of its Christmas programming with the return to BBC One on Christmas Day of Gavin & Stacey, from Ruth Jones and James Corden, in which the nation will discover what has been happening to the Shipmans and the Wests in the last ten years.

Miranda Hart also returns for a one-off special, Miranda: My Such Fun Celebration, filmed at the London Palladium in which the cast and crew take a fond look back at some of their favourite memories from the past ten years.

The nuns of Nonnatus House return for a Call the Midwife Christmas Special; and the residents of Albert Square have to cope with secrets and lies in what promises to be an explosive festive episode of EastEnders.

New dramas being shown on BBC One over the festive season include A Christmas Carol with Guy Pearce as Scrooge, and also starring Stephen Graham, Charlotte Riley and Andy Serkis, in a new adaptation from the creator of Peaky Blinders, Steven Knight; Dracula will be brought to life from the pen of Steven Moffatt and Mark Gatiss, with award-winning Danish actor Claes Bang in the title role; The Trial Of Christine Keeler, starring James Norton, Ellie Bamber and Emilia Fox, takes a fresh look at one of the biggest political stories of the 20th Century; and the charming The Snail And The Whale, an adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s book, is voiced by Dame Diana Rigg, Sally Hawkins, Cariad Lloyd and Rob Brydon. There will also be a special animated adaptation of Sir Michael Morpurgo’s children’s book Mimi And The Mountain Dragon, with an original score from Oscar winning composer Rachel Portman.

Michael McIntyre’s Big Christmas Show, recorded at the London Palladium, will see Sharon Osbourne bravely hand over her phone for Send To All and Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood awoken in the middle of the night for a special edition of Midnight Gameshow; and everyone’s favourite Irish mammy will be back for two festive specials in Finglas of Mrs Brown’s Boys in A Wonderful Mammy and Orange Is The New Mammy

From the Mischief Theatre comes The Goes Wrong Show: The Spirit of Christmas, in which Santa and his elves try to bring happiness to a sad little girl; and Mackenzie Crook writes, directs and stars in a new adaptation of children’s favourite Worzel Gummidge, also starring Zoe Wannamaker, Sir Michael Palin, and Vicki Pepperdine as Aunt Sally.

Doctor Who, starring Jodie Whittaker in the title role alongside Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole, returns with a bang for a 12th series of new monsters and a fantastic line up of guest stars.

Mary Berry caters for a very special party for charity volunteers in A Berry Royal Christmas; and following another glittering series, the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special returns for an all-star episode as six of the most-loved Strictly stars - Debbie McGee, Chizzy Akudolu, Gemma Atkinson, Joe Sugg, Mark Wright and Richard Arnold take to the dancefloor in a one-off spectacular hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman; and Bradley Walsh and Holly Willoughby give members of their audience a chance to win a trip of a lifetime to Lapland in a brand new one off special, Take Off With Bradley And Holly.

During Advent, Songs Of Praise will broadcast two special programmes: in the first, Rev. Kate Bottley will celebrate the Nativity from a Christian-run farm in Devon, and the second will showcase the Christmas Big Sing. The Queen’s Christmas Message will once again be a highlight on BBC One on Christmas Day. On New Year’s Day, The Archbishop of Canterbury’s New Year’s Message will look at the year ahead, and the importance of connecting with people.

In addition, BBC One will host Christmas specials from some of its best-loved entertainment programmes, including Not Going Out; Still Open All Hours; A Question Of Sport; Celebrity Mastermind; Pointless Celebrities; Would I Lie To You?; The Graham Norton Show; Top Of The Pops; and The Hit List Celebrity Special.

On BBC Two, the Christmas story begins with the lone voice of a chorister singing Once in Royal David’s City, in Carols From Kings.

A new documentary, Hugh Grant: A Life On Screen, will showcase Hugh’s work and interview the man himself about his career; Inside The Christmas Factory will take a look at how the nation’s favourite party food is produced; and Gareth Malone’s Christmas Concert will put on a choral concert with some of the staff, patients and their families of Watford General Hospital.

There are treats in store for music lovers, with special programming from INXS with Live Baby Live; Liam Gallagher: As it Was; and Dolly Parton Here I am, as well as the ever popular Jools’ Annual Hootenanny 2019 and the traditional musical start to the year with New Year’s Day Concert From Vienna. And there will be a cinematic reimagining of Romeo And Juliet: Beyond Words, filmed on location with members of The Royal Ballet.

There are more programmes on Two for fans of natural history programming, with Snow Cats & Me, in which Gordon Buchanan travels to Russia to help rescue and rehabilitate lynx back to the wild; and Earth’s Tropical Islands will bring a welcome relief from the cold weather, showing the beauty of Madagascar, Borneo and Hawaii.

A Merry Tudor Christmas with Lucy Worsley will take a look back at how Christmas was celebrated during the reign of Henry VIII; whilst Frankie Boyle will reflect on the more recent events of 2019 in Frankie Boyle’s New World Order; Rhys Thomas will take an irreverent journey through 2019 in A Year In The Life Of A Year and Philomena Cunk also looks at the major events of 2019 in Cunk And Other Humans On 2019.

Top Gear will be back, setting out on an extremely tough road-trip, travelling from Kathmandu in Nepal to the Forbidden City of Lo Manthang. In the latest The Christmas Misadventures Of Romesh Ranganathan, the intrepid presenter will be in the Sahara desert battling heat of 50 degrees Celsius.

Challenged by Giles Coren to recreate an extraordinary tasting menu from 2001 from his restaurant The Fat Duck, Heston Blumenthal will reunite with original staff members in Eat The Years, looking at how he and his food shaped and mirrored recent British history.

One of the nation’s favourite children’s books, Paddington, is to be the subject of a special heart-warming programme on BBC Two. A Bear Called Paddington and A Man Called Michael will take a look at how author Michael Bond created an international phenomenon with a little bear from Peru. And to sit alongside BBC One’s Dracula, BBC Two presents a one-off documentary with Mark Gatiss In Search Of Dracula, which explores the Count’s transition from page to screen.

There will also be festive episodes of some of BBC Two’s best-loved entertainment programmes, including Only Connect; Live At The Apollo; QI; and University Challenge.

Charlotte Moore, Director, BBC Content, said: "The BBC has assembled a sensational range of programmes to give viewers a festive season filled with Christmas crackers. We are bringing back some classic favourites with the likes of Gavin and Stacey, Miranda, Scrooge and Dracula! As well as introducing original new shows too. Whether you’re a fan of drama, comedy, entertainment or simply want to wallow in the beauty of the natural world, there really is no better place to be than watching the BBC this Christmas.”

26 November 2019 


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