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Sunday's best TV: Flying Across Britain With Arthur Williams; Unforgotten

Sunday's best TV: Flying Across Britain With Arthur Williams; Unforgotten

Flying Across Britain With Arthur Williams 7pm, Channel 4 “We were promised jet packs,” lamented the Scottish indie band of the same name back in 2003. Well, the good news is that jet packs are nearly here – and they form the highlight of this first...

Guardian, 6 August 2018
 
YouTube star the Chicken Connoisseur: ‘Deep down, vegans want to be us’

YouTube star the Chicken Connoisseur: ‘Deep down, vegans want to be us’

Elijah Quashie, better known as The Chicken Connoisseur and now star of new Channel 4 show Peng Life, is almost supernaturally calm. It’s mid-London heatwave with temperatures hitting 33C, everyone is packed into a hot room at Channel 4’s offices and...

Guardian, 4 August 2018
 
Who is America? – Sacha Baron Cohen’s show remains brave but behind the times

Who is America? – Sacha Baron Cohen’s show remains brave but behind the times

These are tough times for political satirists. News bulletins have morphed into comedy sketches, and our political overlords have assumed the roles of pranksters tasked with exposing their own idiocy. What carefully crafted piece of slapstick could...

Guardian, 4 August 2018
 
Saturday's best TV: Angela Carter – Of Wolves and Women; Cardinal – Blackfly Season

Saturday's best TV: Angela Carter – Of Wolves and Women; Cardinal – Blackfly Season

Angela Carter: Of Wolves and Women 9pm, BBC Two Friends, family and admirers such as Maureen Lipman (pictured) pay homage to the literary pioneer, of whom Jeanette Winterson says, tellingly, “Every woman writing now has a debt to Angela Carter,...

Guardian, 4 August 2018
 

Katie Price's open legs, scabby garden, horse on a rope and all the other things that are WRONG with this...

After years in the spotlight, you'd think Katie Price would know a thing or two about how to frame the perfect shot. But all bets were off in her latest offering, with the normally social media savvy star really letting her standards slide. Sat...

Daily Record, 3 August 2018
 
This week’s best home entertainment: from Judge Romesh to Of Wolves and Women

This week’s best home entertainment: from Judge Romesh to Of Wolves and Women

Judge Romesh In a twist on soapy courtroom programmes, Asian Provocateur star Romesh Ranganathan presides over real-life disputes in this new mock-up reality show. Ranganathan promises to “help as many people as I can with their crappy problems”,...

Guardian, 3 August 2018
 
The fantastical world of Studio Ghibli – podcasts of the week

The fantastical world of Studio Ghibli – podcasts of the week

Talking points Spotify has been under fire this week after users spotted that it has started hosting podcasts by Infowars, the conspiracy theory-friendly far right media organisation run by Alex Jones. The streaming site has since removed an...

Guardian, 3 August 2018
 
Friday’s best TV: The Big Narstie Show; BBC Proms

Friday’s best TV: The Big Narstie Show; BBC Proms

The Big Narstie Show 1.05pm, Channel 4 Less a chatshow, more a vehicle for its host’s outsized personality, The Big Narstie Show has been a qualified success. Given that comparable programmes often feel like little more than a parade of promotional...

Guardian, 3 August 2018
 

Porsche Taycan 2019: specs, price and release

Porsche has confirmed that its first entry into the electric car market will be called the Taycan, replacing the Mission E name the company previously used. The German car giant says the name roughly translates as “lively young horse” in Turkish and...

The Week, 3 August 2018
 

Scots telly star Aggie McKenzie reveals separation from her husband

TELLY'S Queen of Clean Aggie McKenzie has split from her husband after 19 years of marriage. Aggie, 55, let slip the news this week when asked how she was managing her work-life balance with architect Matthew Goulcher, 46. The Scots star said:...

Daily Record, 2 August 2018
 
Mel B strips for naked photoshoot in pool while taking swipe at ex Stephen Belafonte

Mel B strips for naked photoshoot in pool while taking swipe at ex Stephen Belafonte

Mel B has taken a swipe at ex Stephen Belafonte after completely stripping off in a series of photos on Instagram . The Spice Girl is currently in a custody fight with the film producer over access to her daughter Angel after they split last year. But...

Daily Record, 2 August 2018
 
Dale Winton 'died of natural causes' after star was found dead at home aged 62

Dale Winton 'died of natural causes' after star was found dead at home aged 62

Dale Winton was found to have died from natural causes, the much-loved presenter's agent has said. The Supermarket Sweep star was found dead at a house in north London, which he had moved into just weeks earlier, in April, aged 62. The office of Dale...

Daily Record, 2 August 2018
 
Love Island's Laura Anderson takes boyfriend Paul Knops to Stirling to meet her family on Scottish trip

Love Island's Laura Anderson takes boyfriend Paul Knops to Stirling to meet her family on Scottish trip

Scots Love Island contestant Laura Anderson and boyfriend Paul Knops enjoyed a romantic trip to Stirling to meet her family. Reality show runners-up Laura, 29, and Paul, 31, headed to bonnie Scotland to meet Laura's parents after their successful...

Daily Record, 2 August 2018
 
BBC's Today programme sheds 800,000 listeners

BBC's Today programme sheds 800,000 listeners

BBC Radio 4’s flagship Today programme has lost 800,000 listeners over the past year, according to Rajar figures released on Thursday. The decline in listeners came amid discussion over the direction it has taken under its editor, Sarah Sands, and...

Guardian, 2 August 2018
 

Meghan Markle's dad 'crosses the line' with Diana comment which could be final straw for Royals

Meghan Markle's dad has apparently crossed the line with the Royal Family after making comments about the late Princess Diana. The family's advisers have reportedly held three top-level crisis meetings to plan how to stop him from pilling anymore...

Daily Record, 2 August 2018
 
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