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Nothing But Static
240. Shmorgishborg Of Sadness

Nothing But Static

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 122:37


This week Dan and Chris discuss some TV news from the last few weeks, including the potential death of the BBC. Plus we review all the cheeriest TV from the last few weeks in Station Eleven, Anne and Don't Look Up.

Gossip With Celebitchy
113: Duchess Kate keeps copying Duchess Meghan's style, Prince Harry offered to pay for his family's security, Kanye West isn't respecting Kim Kardashian's boundaries

Gossip With Celebitchy

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 33:10


Introduction: Minutes 0 to 5:00 We will have an episode out next week and we will be off on February 5th. We got a lot of snow and I was still stuck at home when we recorded. The site got an upgrade and it works for the most part but is taking some getting used to. Royals: Minutes 5:00 to 22:00 As Prince Andrew is getting more press for the Virginia Giuffre case, the British press is desperately trying to smear Prince Harry. They brought out this ridiculous complaint that Harry demanded police security when he visited the UK. After that Harry issued a statement saying that it's a risk for his family to come to the UK without police protection and that he offered to pay the British police. In his statement, Harry said his security was “compromised due to the absence of police protection” after the Diana statue unveiling. The Daily Mail then got quotes from a retired metropolitan police officer who complained that the police can't just be available for hire and that Harry can't offer to pay them, since they're the ones who decide which royals need security. Dan Wootten criticized Harry for wanting security for his family, as if he was being petulant and refusing to let his grandmother meet his children unless he got his way. The press was scrambling to react after Harry's statement and removed some of their coverage. We heard that Prince Charles invited the Sussexes to stay with him if they visited the UK. Then royal commentator Angela Levin chimed in to say that Meghan is the one keeping Harry from staying with Charles and reconciling with his family. That doesn't seem to be their dynamic at all. Last week we talked about the fact that Prince Andrew had his military affiliations and patronages stripped and that he will no longer use his HRH title. There are now sympathetic pieces about him in the press, about how sad he was when mummy took away his patronages, and how William thinks his “heart is in the right place.” Chandra thinks that Andrew was able to leverage his departure into getting money from the Queen. A new documentary aired on ITV in the UK called Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Paedophile. That documentary featured a former royal police officer who said Andrew kept 50-60 stuffed bears on his bed as an adult and that he would freak out if the chambermaids put the bears back in the wrong place. I play a segment from Zoom where we talked about the royals. William and Kate went to the Foundling Museum together, which was Kate's first event in over a month. Meanwhile Harry and Meghan sent food trucks to the King center in Atlanta to provide free lunches to the volunteers on MLK day. Chandra remembers when William visited refugees and didn't bring anything for them. We wonder why Will and Kate don't copy the Sussexes' charity work. Kate has been blatantly copying Meghan's style though. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West: Minutes 22:00 to 26:00 Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's divorce is not completed yet, and Kim is trying to enforce their custody agreement. Kanye has been complaining bitterly in the press about the fact that he can't come and go from Kim's house and has to adhere to the terms of his custody agreement. He bought the house across the street from her a few weeks ago and now he's complaining when she's enforcing boundaries. He admitted that he sent his cousins over to threaten Kim after Kim's security stopped him from entering her home. He's obviously trying to manipulate and control her. I play a segment from Zoom where we talk about this. Comments of the week: Minutes 26:00 to end My comment of the week is from Colby on the post about Meghan Fox's allegedly painful engagement ring. Chandra's comment of the week is from Becks1 on the post about Lena Dunham forgiving herself for being racist.  Thanks for listening bitches!

Royally Obsessed
Andrew, Dork of Yuck

Royally Obsessed

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 38:46


This week, the ladies cover Andrew, the artist formerly known as HRH, the new ITV documentary about his relationship with Ghislaine, and why it took so long to get his titles stripped. They also discuss Prince Harry's security concerns, the Cambridges back to work (and school), Eugenie's new podcast, Downing Street #Partygate, Pippa Middleton's jumpsuit and so much more. Grab some royal cider and tune in!--Presented by PureWow and Gallery Media Group. Follow all the royal happenings at purewow.com/royals. Follow us on Instagram at @RoyallyObsessedPodcast.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Daily Zeitgeist
Trumpism Without Trump? Yellowjackets Theories! 1.19.22

The Daily Zeitgeist

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 90:26


In episode 1066, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Ever Mainard to discuss Jack's prayers kind of answered with new ITV doc…also Ghislaine ready to talk?, Thought experiment - Does Trumpism continue without Trump?, Anna's Streaming Corner: Yellowjackets and more! Jack's prayers kind of answered with new ITV doc… Also Ghislaine ready to talk? Thought experiment - Does Trumpism continue without Trump? Who Is King of Florida? Tensions Rise Between Trump and a Former Acolyte. Listen: Autumn Antique by Teebs Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Cafe con Pam Podcast
239 - Fighting Words with Aida Rodriguez

Cafe con Pam Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 59:55


Listeners, we're back this week with Aida Rodriguez. Aida Rodriguez is a Comedian, Writer, Actor, and Mother. Lauded by Esquire Magazine as “raucously funny,” she has become a favorite with fans and critics alike. With her first hour standup special set to premiere, her own TV series in development, both at HBO Max, and a deal for an animated series with ITV, Aida is bound for the comedy stratosphere.In November 2021, Aida's first hour standup special Fighting Words will premiere in HBO Max. In the special, the comedian takes to the stage to address today's audiences about cancel-culture and the social issues of the day, not just because they're ripped from the headlines, but because they are in the pages torn out of her personal life. Additionally, Rodriguez is developing her own half hour comedy series with HBO Max based on her own incredible life story, which includes surviving two kidnappings, sexual abuse, and a period of homelessness. Co-written and Executive Produced by Rodriguez, Chris Case (Showtime's Flatbush Misdemeanors) and Nastaran Dibai (Netflix's Dear White People), the project examines the struggle of a comedian (Rodriguez) who is trying to kick start a career while raising two very different teenagers on her own over multiple time zones. It is an uplifting story of survival and triumph in the face of a darkly funny Miami inner-city upbringing, where she learned skills that allowed her to thrive and endure. In addition to her HBO Max projects, she is developing an animated series with ITV.In 2020, Aida headlined the HBO LatinX standup special Entrenos while also appearing in Showtime's Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam, one of only four women to have performed on the series in its 15 seasons. Prior to that, she had her own half hour special on Netflix's hit comedy series They Ready, Executive Produced by Tiffany Haddish and Wanda Sykes. In reviews Decider gushed that the special “will have you laughing, crying and begging for more” and Esquire Magazine declared *“*This is Rodriguez's genius—using comedy to turn pain into progress, to give voice to the voiceless, and to laugh instead of cry.”In addition to her TV projects, Aida was handpicked by director Taylor Hackford for his feature film “The Comedian” starring Robert De Niro. She is also the five-time host of PBS' Imagen Awards, which recognizes and rewards creative excellence of Latinos in television and film. She is a guest writer for Buzzfeed as well as a regular Commentator on the popular online progressive political talk show The Young Turks. Rodriguez hosts her own podcast, Truth Serum, which is an interactive weekly wrap up show covering the week's hottest topics, where inclusivity and diversity are a standard, not an initiative.A longtime favorite on the standup circuit, Aida was a finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing and has been featured on several comedy fan-favorite TV series, including Comedy Central's This Week at the Comedy Cellar, HBO's Pause with Sam Jay, and TBS' Tournament of Laughs. She tours the country performing her distinct brand of poignant and insightful comedy to sold out audiences, inviting her longtime fans to laugh hard, think hard, and feel hard. During our conversation, we talked about:How she started her careerHow she now honors her heightEverything that she's learned has supported her nowHer HBO special Fighting Words This  episode is brought to you by MagicMind is the world's first productivity drink.

Pilot TV Podcast
#169 Trigger Point, Queens, and La Fortuna. With guests Ricky Gervais, Tony Way, and Nell Tiger Free.

Pilot TV Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 129:52


Ricky Gervais joins us on this week's show to discuss the finer points of blowing belly raspberries with Tony Way in After Life, plus Nell Tiger Free stops by to dispense childcare advice in the third season of Apple's Servant, where she and Boyd get into such varied topics as incest and the finer points of moth taming. In addition (and we apologise in advance) James finishes his rewatch of The Expanse just in time to watch the finale live, and proceeds to bang on about why it's amazing for what we can only hope is the last time (so sorry). Plus the team reviews bomb disposal thriller Trigger Point on ITV, comeback show Queens on Star, and Stanley Tucci's treasure-hunting adventure, La Fortuna, on AMC UK. NOTE: Ricky and Tony's After Life interview is, unusually, a spoiler interview and goes deep on lots of the third season's plot points, including the finale. If you've not seen it then you might want to do so first, or you can skip the interview entirely to preserve its secrets by avoiding 29:22-1:00:00.

The Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes Podcast
David Gwillim: A Sherlockian Conversation

The Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 37:21


Leading man David Gwillim shares fond memories of playing Percy Phelps in The Naval Treaty. He also discusses performing Shakespeare for the camera, working with Prince Charles, and his adventures with Jeremy Brett - before and after Sherlock Holmes. The Sherlockian Relics Collection is now available! http://tinyurl.com/SherlockianRelics Feedback: contact@sherlockpodcast.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/sherlockpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/SherlockPod Twitter: www.twitter.com/sherlockpod Web: www.sherlockpodcast.com

On Purpose with Jay Shetty
Ed Winters ON: Every Argument Against Veganism & How to Stop Letting Culture Control Your Diet

On Purpose with Jay Shetty

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 64:39


Jay Shetty sits down with Ed Winters to uncover his path to veganism, from regularly eating chicken burgers to becoming one of the world's leading advocates of switching to a vegan lifestyle. We discuss the influence our cognitive biases & cultural habits have on our lifestyle choices, what actually constitutes animal cruelty & what we can do about it, and how we can vote for change with the dollars we spend at the grocery store.Ed Winters is a vegan educator, public speaker and content creator, widely known for his viral debates, speeches, and video essays. He has given speeches across the world, including at the University of Cambridge, EPFL, Google NYC and Google Zürich. Ed has also debated numerous times on live television and radio, and has been featured on the BBC, ITV and LadBible. He also co-founded The No Catch Co. in 2021, an ethical vegan fish and chip shop company taking on the traditional British fish and chip shop model & wrote his debut book This is Vegan Propaganda (And Other Lies the Meat Industry Tells You).What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction03:39 How Ed Winters started his journey with veganism11:27 The Ostrich Effect & the influence our cognitive biases have on us15:44 How Ed Winters found his voice in activism without being judgemental20:18 How to actually make the shift to veganism sustainable28:30 This is why being an animal lover & eating meat don't go hand-in-hand33:02 Why animal farming still constitutes animal cruelty35:34 The impact of culture & tradition on our relationships with animals44:42 Good people can engage in things that are bad, but that's okay as long as you try your best to make a positive change49:37 How to make going vegan more affordable & the power your dollar has on the food industry56:24 Ed Winters on the Final FiveEpisode ResourcesEd's Book | This Is Vegan Propaganda: (And Other Lies the Meat Industry Tells You)Ed Winters | InstagramEd Winters | YouTube

Blood Red: The Liverpool FC Podcast
Allez Les Rouges: Leicester & Chelsea Recap, Safe Standing & ITV Anne Williams Documentary

Blood Red: The Liverpool FC Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 48:21


On the first Allez Les Rogues episode of the New Year, Peter Hooton was joined by Ste Mono, John Nicolson & Keith Culvin to talk all things LFC.The lads discussed everything we've missed since the last podcast including the games against Leicester City and Chelsea. They discuss the implications that these results may have on the title race before getting into the recent re-introduction of legal persistent standing at football matches and the new ITV documentary, written by Kev Sampson 'Anne' - The story of Hillsborough mother and campaigner Anne Williams.

Thought Leader Chat (TLC)
Creating a Lifetime of Limitless Opportunity with Andrea McLean

Thought Leader Chat (TLC)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 41:17


Andrea McLean is an award-winning TV broadcaster, journalist, radio presenter and CEO and co-founder of the female empowerment site www.thisgirlisonfire.com. Andrea's mission is to empower 100 million women around the world to live, learn and thrive in a life they love. Andrea is also a multiple Number 1 Sunday Times Best-Selling author. Her latest book, This Girl Is On Fire: How To Live, Learn and Thrive in a Life You Love, is her latest book to hit the top of the charts. In Andrea's 26-year career as a broadcaster she has interviewed some of the biggest names in the business, including Oprah Winfrey, Beyoncé, Drew Barrymore, Will Smith, Dustin Hoffman and Amy Schumer. Working alongside stellar guest panellists such as Goldie Hawn and Eva Longoria, Andrea has hosted ITV's ratings and multi award-winning live Daytime chat show Loose Women since 2007, bringing her warmth, humour and journalistic skill to the small screen every lunchtime. We discuss leveraging a community to elevate your personal brand, creating raving fans with your brand, top tips for creating limitless opportunity and much more! You can follow Andrea on Instagram at @andreamclean1

Balancing Acts
Liz Earle on her entrepreneurial and wellness journey

Balancing Acts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 57:42


Liz Earle MBE is a champion of women's health, media influencer, author of 36 books, TV presenter, podcast host and charity-founder. For more than thirty years, Liz has remained a respected and award-winning authority in the world of beauty, natural nutrition, health and wellbeing. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge as a broadcaster (having started her TV career on ITV's This Morning in 1989, she's still a contributor to the show), writer and trusted household name, as well as being a bestselling author with a range of lifestyle titles and a multi-brand founder.Liz's entrepreneurial spirit started from a young age and developed when she put her name to several successful brands. These includeLiz Earle Wellbeing and Liz Earle Fair and Fine, an award-winning range of ethically sourced, Fairtrade jewellery. In 1995, Liz co-founded the Liz Earle Beauty Co, which was sold in 2010 and she finally left the beauty brand in May 2017. In 2007, Liz Earle was awarded an MBE for her services to business and she has also received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from both Portsmouth University and Staffordshire University.Liz is an expert in feel-good food and natural physical and mental healthcare, consistently sharing her simple and accessible tips in a practical and empowering way. Her straightforward, thoroughly researched and honest approach has earned her a place as a trusted visionary in the world of wellbeing.Liz has five children ranging in ages from 30 down to 10, is now divorced, and divides her time between her London studios and a regenerative farm in the West Country. Happy listening :)SteveSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/balancing-acts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nick Luck Daily Podcast
Ep 389 - What do we know about Dan Skelton case?

Nick Luck Daily Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 36:38


Nick is joined by Daily Mirror correspondent David Yates to discuss the day's news and events from around the horseracing world. They lead with the story surrounding leading trainer Dan Skelton and the news that he may face BHA charges relating to the sale of a horse in his care under the Trainers' Code of Conduct, They consider the implications of such a charge for the racing and bloodstock industries, the length of time it has taken and how the complainant appears to have details of the charges despite the respondent apparently having not been formally charged. Later in this edition, Nick talks at length to Racing League founder Jeremy Wray, who discusses the changes to the controversial team format and its addition to the ITV schedules. Nick and Dave look back on the weekend's racing, while Professor Caroline Tisdall pays a tribute to the career of her redoubtable chaser Vieux Lion Rouge, who was retired today.

In The Money Players' Podcast
Nick Luck Daily Ep 389 - What do we know about Dan Skelton case?

In The Money Players' Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 36:38


Nick is joined by Daily Mirror correspondent David Yates to discuss the day's news and events from around the horseracing world. They lead with the story surrounding leading trainer Dan Skelton and the news that he may face BHA charges relating to the sale of a horse in his care under the Trainers' Code of Conduct, They consider the implications of such a charge for the racing and bloodstock industries, the length of time it has taken and how the complainant appears to have details of the charges despite the respondent apparently having not been formally charged. Later in this edition, Nick talks at length to Racing League founder Jeremy Wray, who discusses the changes to the controversial team format and its addition to the ITV schedules. Nick and Dave look back on the weekend's racing, while Professor Caroline Tisdall pays a tribute to the career of her redoubtable chaser Vieux Lion Rouge, who was retired today.

Spocklight: A Star Trek Podcast
Episode 46: Macrocosm (w/ Sophie Petzal)

Spocklight: A Star Trek Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 112:30


Liam and Matt are joined by Writer of Channel 5's Blood and ITV's Hollington Drive, Sophie Petzal, to discuss Star Trek Voyager episode, Macrocosm   Sophie tells us why this was a pivotal Trek episode for her growing up, Liam makes the case that Kate Mulgrew deserved a better action adventure after clearly spending plenty of time in the gym for the episode and Matt Criticises the flashback structure of the story.   We also get to hear the behind the scenes stories of bringing Blood and Hollington Drive to the small screen from Sophie, as well as her thoughts on Star Trek Discovery and Picard.    As usual you can find SPOCKLIGHT on: TWITTER - @spocklightpod INSTAGRAM – @spocklightpod FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/spocklightpod/ EMAIL - spocklightpod@gmail.com Please Follow, like, share and all that good stuff.   You can find Sophie @Sonic_Screwup on Twitter    Credit for our wonderful theme music goes to the incredibly talented, Adam Johnston's, you can find more of his work at - https://adamjohnstonuk.bandcamp.com/   Our beautiful artwork was created by Stephen Trumble, see more at http://www.stephentrumble.com    Huge thanks to Russell Honeywell for post production support

El Garaje Hermético de Máximo Sant
10 Trucos infalibles... Que no funcionan en tu coche

El Garaje Hermético de Máximo Sant

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 22:28


¿Sabías que si rocías la placa de matrícula con laca no te pilla el radar? ¿O que es bueno pegar un acelerón justo antes de quitar el contacto? ¿O que la Coca-Cola es un buen desengrasante? Pues si sabes estos y otros trucos… ¡ya puedes ir olvidándolos! El mundo del automóvil está repleto de mitos, leyendas urbanas y trucos, muchos de los cuales o son mentira o no funcionan. Algunos, más o menos, te pueden hacer dudar. Pero otros, está claro que no pueden funcionar. Os hemos traídos 10 trucos muy conocidos, muy extendidos que, o simplemente no funcionan, o que pueden llegar a ser peligrosos. 1. Laca en la matrícula. Lo de poner laca o barniz en la matricula o llevo oyendo desde que estoy metido en esto de los coches, o sea, toda la vida. Todos los medios de comunicación, especializados y no especializados, siempre dicen que esto es falso, que por mucha laca o barniz que pongas, en la foto se lee tu matricula con claridad. 2. Chupar granos de café. Muchos pretenden engañar al alcoholímetro… no es fácil. Es más, os diría que es imposible. He oído de todo: Desde que usar chicles de menta o masticar césped, no es broma, engaña al sistema. Pues no. 3. Punto muerto. Este es otro truco mítico que se resiste a morir: Que poner el punto muerto en las bajadas ahorra combustible. Cuando los coches llevaban carburador era dudoso, pero ahora que llevan inyección, no hay duda: Mejor dejar de acelerar o acelerar poco y con suavidad. 4. Repostar por la mañana. Otro mito que se resiste a morir: Llenar el depósito por la mañana ayuda a ahorrar. ¿El motivo? Según los defensores de este truco, es que la gasolina se vende por volumen, no por peso. Y si la temperatura es baja cabe más combustible en el depósito. La idea es muy “comprable”, pero el ahorro puede ser de 1 ó 2 euros al año. Olvídalo. 5. Estropajo en el escape. Me refiero a ese estropajo de aluminio cuya marca comercial más extendida es “Nanas”. Se supone que meterlo a presión por la parte posterior del escape consigue reducir la emisión de particular y bajar al CO2 de forma que puedas pasar la ITV. Fijaos que tontas son las marcas, años gastándose dinero en catalizadores y cosas así, cuando con solo meter estropajo en el escape se soluciona el tema. Recordad que estamos hablado de partículas de unos 5 mg… para ellas, un estropajo es un coladero. 6. Acelerón antes de parar. ¡Esto me lo enseñaron en la autoescuela! Se suponía que era para no dejar gasolina o combustible sin quemar… y sucedía lo contario, Y ya era malo entonces, por el riesgo de autoencendido. 7. Abrir el coche por pelotas. Esto lo he incluido porque me hace mucha gracia lo inocente que es la gente en general. Incluso he leído en algún medio que es así como roban los coches algunos ladrones… Me parto de la risa. 8. No lo laves demasiado. El argumento es doble: Por un lado, cuando el coche es nuevo, porque la pintura no ha secado del todo y por otro, porque el detergente ataca al barniz que llevan la inmensa mayoría de los coches nuevos.Lo primero, alguna vez pudo ser cierto, pero hoy día cuando compras el coche la pintura está todo lo seca que tiene que estar. Lo segundo, ¡hombre! Si usas un quita grasas industrial, puede, pero usa detergente especifico. Y, en todo caso, los insectos aplastados y las deposiciones de los pájaros son mucho peores. 9. La Coca-Cola desengrasa. Los falsos mitos alrededor de este refresco son innumerables. Unos dicen que, si pones un hígado de pollo en un vaso, se desintegra en 24 horas. Falso, yo lo he probado y no es así. O que si pones un tornillo oxidado sale reluciente. También es falso. Y que sea un buen antioxidante ideal para limpiar las llantas, las pastillas de frenos, los bornes de una batería y cosas semejantes… lo único que conseguirás es dejarlas pringosas y asquerosas, cuando se seque y quede solo el azuzar. Hay productos antioxidantes muy buenos y a buen precio: No inventes. 10. Bajar la presión en verano. Este mito de bajar la presión de las ruedas en verano, además de falso, es peligroso. También se basa en lo mismo: En que en verano el aire de dilata y aumenta la presión cuando ruedas… Es sencillo: Pon la presión que recomienda el fabricante y no te menas en líos. Conclusión. La conclusión es sencilla: La industria del automóvil, el sector entero gasta mucho dinero en investigación. Y no lo hace por deporte, lo hace por necesidad. Si las cosas fueran tan sencillas como meter estropajos por el escape… pues contratarían a unos cuantos “espabilaos” y a correr. Coche del día. ¡Voy a escoger al Renault 7! ¿El motivo? Porque esos coches eran una piedra y era el coche de mi amigo “El Fonta”. Pocos coches han sufrido tantos inventos como ese R7, desde poner alcohol en la gasolina, poner presiones absurdas en las ruedas, imanes en el carburador… y nunca se rompía…

Betfair
Racing Only Bettor | Episode 139 | A Nap Has to Win

Betfair

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 35:16


It's a big New Year's weekend of action with 8 live ITV races on Saturday and Grade 1 action from Ireland on Sunday. TC has a new punting ‘MO' and wastes no time in putting up a 3 figure win&place nap this Saturday, while, Kevin is looking for Botox to brighten up his NY.

The Opperman Report'
Tim Tate : Conspiracy of Silence (Censored Franklin Cover up Documentary Filmmaker)

The Opperman Report'

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 121:47


Tim was founder member of ITV's Cook Report team and subsequently spent nearly 10 years as producer-director in Yorkshire Television's acclaimed documentaries department making films for series as diverse as First Tuesday, Network First, Dispatches and Secret History. In addition to making high-profile documentaries through Interesting Films, he has also worked within the BBC, ITV and Al Jazeera.His work has been honoured by Amnesty International, the Royal Television Society, The International Association of Broadcasting, The International Documentary Association, UNESCO, The New York Festivals and the US National Academy of Cable BroadcastingThe Interesting Film Company was set up by Tim Tate, a multi- award-winning film maker and best-selling author.The company is now based around a small core of dedicated film-makers who have learned their craft within some of the most prestigious production companies and documentary teams in British broadcasting: Yorkshire Television, the BBC, Granada and Carlton Television; First Tuesday, Network First and The Cook Report.http://interestingfilms.co.uk/Tim Tate : Conspiracy of Silence (Censored Franklin Cover up Documentary Filmmaker)6 years ago #(censored, #conspiracy, #conspiracy of silence, #cover, #documentary, #edopperman, #filmmaker), #franklin, #franklin cover up, #report, #silence, #tate, #tim, #tim tate, #up

The Opperman Report
Tim Tate : Conspiracy of Silence (Censored Franklin Cover up Documentary Filmmaker)

The Opperman Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 121:47


Tim was founder member of ITV's Cook Report team and subsequently spent nearly 10 years as producer-director in Yorkshire Television's acclaimed documentaries department making films for series as diverse as First Tuesday, Network First, Dispatches and Secret History. In addition to making high-profile documentaries through Interesting Films, he has also worked within the BBC, ITV and Al Jazeera. His work has been honoured by Amnesty International, the Royal Television Society, The International Association of Broadcasting, The International Documentary Association, UNESCO, The New York Festivals and the US National Academy of Cable Broadcasting The Interesting Film Company was set up by Tim Tate, a multi- award-winning film maker and best-selling author. The company is now based around a small core of dedicated film-makers who have learned their craft within some of the most prestigious production companies and documentary teams in British broadcasting: Yorkshire Television, the BBC, Granada and Carlton Television; First Tuesday, Network First and The Cook Report. http://interestingfilms.co.uk/ Tim Tate : Conspiracy of Silence (Censored Franklin Cover up Documentary Filmmaker) 6 years ago #(censored, #conspiracy, #conspiracy of silence, #cover, #documentary, #edopperman, #filmmaker), #franklin, #franklin cover up, #report, #silence, #tate, #tim, #tim tate, #up

The Media Show
The Secret Life of the Continuity Announcer

The Media Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 40:44


Their voices resound in living rooms across the country, but how much do we really know about the people who talk between the programmes? From impeccable composure to a catchy turn of phrase, there's a lot that goes into good continuity. So what does the future hold for this familiar feature of TV and radio – is it set to go the same way as teletext or the Red Button? Guests: Duncan Newmarch, announcer for BBC One and BBC Two; Andrea Fox, ITV announcer; Jeanna Gallagher, announcer for Channel 4 and Film 4; Jane Steel, announcer and newsreader for BBC Radio 4; David Allan, former announcer on BBC Television. Producer: Dan Hardoon Presenter: Katie Razzall Studio engineer: John Boland Editor: Richard Hooper

Morgunvaktin
Eldgos, dýr og tré

Morgunvaktin

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021


Þorvaldur Þórðarson eldfjallafræðingur segir ómögulegt að segja til um hvort jarðskjálftahrinan sem nú er á Reykjanesskaganum fjari út eða endi með eldgosi. Ef af gosi verður má búast við því á svipuðum slóðum og eldgosið í Geldingadölum fyrr á árinu. Hann segir orkuna sem skjálftarnir hafi leyst úr læðingi vera aðeins um einn tíunda af því sem varð fyrir fyrra gos. Þá muni næstu dagar líklega skera úr um hvort skjálftahrinan sé aðdragandi goss. Þorvaldur fylgist grannt með stöðu mála á Reykjanesi og víðar, svo sem Heklu, Öskju og Grímsvötnum. Svo má náttúrulega ekki gleyma Kötlu en það er liðið langt frá síðasta gosi þar. Vera Illugadóttir fór yfir nýuppgötvaðar dýrategundir og eins hvaða dýr eru nú talin í útrýmingarhættu, jafnvel útdauð. Óvenju fótamörg þúsundfætla, öskurfroskur og kameljón sem er minna en nögl á fingri voru meðal þeirra nýju dýrategunda sem litu dagsins ljós á árinu 2021. Einnig voru dýrategundir sem dóu út á árinu eða voru formlega skilgreindar sem útdauðar ? og enn aðrar sem snéru vörn í sókn. Óli Þór Jónsson, gjaldkeri Skógræktarfélags Eyjafjarðar, sagði Óðni Svan Óðinssyni, fréttamanni RÚV á Akureyri, frá breskum sjónvarpsmönnum sem komu hingað til lands og hjuggu tré í Laugalandsskógi á Þelamörk fyrir jólin. Yfir 20 milljónir fylgdust með þessu á sjónvarpsstöðinni ITV. Margir hafa leitað inn í skóga í heimsfaraldrinum og meðal annars faðmað þar tré. Skógræktarfélag Eyfirðinga hefur sett ýmsar upplýsingar inn á vefinn kjarnaskogur.is þar sem hægt er að finna upplýsingar um göngustíga, gönguskíðaspor og fleira. Tónlist: Þórsmerkurljóð - Sigurdór Sigurdórsson It?s all over now baby blue - Marianne Faithfull There Is a Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths Umsjón: Björn Þór Sigbjörnsson og Guðrún Hálfdánardóttir.

Stories of our times
It's more than just football: The Gareth Southgate story

Stories of our times

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 32:21


As we head towards the end of 2021, we bring you some of the best episodes of the year. Today, we return to the Euros.At times over the past few years this country has felt quite divided. But for one moment this summer, there was one thing everyone agreed on on: it's coming home. So, who is the man changing English football?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.This episode was first published in July 2021.Guest: David Walsh, Chief sports writer at The Sunday Times.Host: Manveen Rana.Clips: BBC, Sky, Channel 4, ITV, TalkSport. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Shipwrecked & Comatose: A Red Dwarf Pod
Special 25 - Christmas Party 2021

Shipwrecked & Comatose: A Red Dwarf Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 90:20


Welcome to SHIPWRECKED & COMATOSE, an in-depth podcast dedicated to the classic BBC science-fiction sitcom, Red Dwarf.In this special episode in between series 5 and 6, Mark welcomes back all three regular guest hosts (Colin, Matt and Carl) for their office Christmas party! There's loads going on in this festive episode!After winning the listeners vote on Twitter, the team attempt a full analysis of the AA advertising campaign featuring the cast from Red Dwarf: two AA TV ads, three AA radio ads and the mini behind the scenes documentary. Smegbusters: Matt borrows the format of a popular ITV quiz show and makes it about Red Dwarf and quizzes two teams of the other hosts!Host: Mark AdamsGuests: Colin Jackson-Brown, Carl Bryan and Matt LathamEditor: Mark AdamsTwitter: @RedDwarfPodWe Made This on Twitter: @wmt_network We Made This on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wemadethispodnetWebsite: https://wemadethisnetwork.com/Support the We Made This podcast network on Patreon: Patreon.com/wemadethis

We Made This
Special 25 - Christmas Party 2021

We Made This

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 90:20


Welcome to SHIPWRECKED & COMATOSE, an in-depth podcast dedicated to the classic BBC science-fiction sitcom, Red Dwarf. In this special episode in between series 5 and 6, Mark welcomes back all three regular guest hosts (Colin, Matt and Carl) for their office Christmas party! There's loads going on in this festive episode! After winning the listeners vote on Twitter, the team attempt a full analysis of the AA advertising campaign featuring the cast from Red Dwarf: two AA TV ads, three AA radio ads and the mini behind the scenes documentary. Smegbusters: Matt borrows the format of a popular ITV quiz show and makes it about Red Dwarf and quizzes two teams of the other hosts! Host: Mark Adams Guests: Colin Jackson-Brown, Carl Bryan and Matt Latham Editor: Mark Adams Twitter: @RedDwarfPod We Made This on Twitter: @wmt_network We Made This on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wemadethispodnet Website: https://wemadethisnetwork.com/ Support the We Made This podcast network on Patreon: Patreon.com/wemadethis

In The Frame: Theatre Interviews from West End Frame
S5 Ep25: Ainsley Hall Ricketts, Paul in A Chorus Line

In The Frame: Theatre Interviews from West End Frame

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 32:04


Ainsley Hall Ricketts is starring as Paul in Nikolai Foster's revival of A Chorus Line at Leicester Curve. A Chorus Line marks Ainsley's return to musical theatre, having spent the past few years working as a dancer and choreographer. His theatre credits include: Motown The Musical (West End), understudy Joice in Barnum (Menier Chocolate Factory), Mr T in The Wedding Singer (UK Tour), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (West End) and Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith). Ainsley was a finalist on The Greatest Dancer for ITV and will soon appear in the Matilda film for Netflix. A Chorus Line runs at Leicester Curve until Friday 31st December 2021. Visit www.curveonline.co.uk for info and tickets. Hosted by Andrew Tomlins. @Andrew_Tomlins Thanks for listening! Email: andrew@westendframe.co.ukVisit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts. 

Indie Film Hustle® - A Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari
IFH 535: Getting Your First Feature Off the Ground with Leroy Kincaide

Indie Film Hustle® - A Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 90:57


Today on the show we have filmmaker Leroy Kincaide.With over 15 years' experience in the entertainment industry, both in front of and behind the camera, Leroy has featured on shows created by companies such as ITV, BBC, WWE and PARAMOUNT.Before turning his creative hand to the film industry, Leroy was one of the UK's top professional Wrestlers, holding a heavyweight championship and at the peak of his career had a televised match on WWE's SMACKDOWN at the O2 arena.It was around this point in his life, Leroy realised that he wanted to be the creator of his own destiny, so after what was looking to be a very promising future in the wrestling business, he found his true passion for the film industry, and decided to embark on becoming a film director.Wanting to express his storytelling creativity, he founded Nocturnal Pictures in 2014 and has since written and directed several short films, music videos, and has successfully completed his debut feature film The Last Rite.A medical student suffering from sleep paralysis finds herself plagued by a demonic entity, after moving in with her boyfriend.With a distinctive style, dark vision and thought evoking take on story narrative, Leroy is currently building a slate of genre movies fitting for what his imagination can create in a dark cinematic universe.Following the success of the world premiere of The Last Rite, Leroy was nominated for the Screen International “Genre Rising Star” Award for his debut feature film.Enjoy my inspiring conversation with Leroy Kincaide.

KISS FM
¿Cuándo no lo pudiste hacer peor? (21/12/2021)

KISS FM

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 4:22


Un vigués ha sido detenido después de dar positivo en el control de alcoholemia, también en el test de drogas y, por si no fuera poco, su coche no tenía la ITV pasada y ni siquiera él tenía carnet de conducir. Y vosotros, ¿Cuándo no lo pudisteis hacer peor?

Must Watch
The Must Watch Christmas Special 2021! (with Gyles Brandreth, Charlotte Ritchie and Mark Gatiss)

Must Watch

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 101:14


Gyles Brandreth talks ITV's All Star Musicals. Charlotte Ritchie on the Ghosts Christmas special on BBC One. Mark Gatiss about The Amazing Mr. Blunden on Sky Max. Plus, Scott and Hayley's top TV and streaming recommendations for the festive period.

The Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes Podcast

In this special episode, Holmes, Watson and Lestrade share humbugs and bond over the mystery of The Six Napoleons! Gus and Luke translate the Italian script segments and provide additional limericks! We also hear from writer John Kane, director David Carson pays us a visit, and we even receive a kind missive from a certain "Mr. Holmes"! Plus, listener telegrams! The Sherlockian Relics Collection is now available! http://tinyurl.com/SherlockianRelics Feedback: contact@sherlockpodcast.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/sherlockpodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/SherlockPod Twitter: www.twitter.com/sherlockpod Web: www.sherlockpodcast.com

Mizog Art Podcast
Ep.157 Charley Peters - Ministry of Arts Podcast

Mizog Art Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 58:25


In this episode Gary Mansfield speaks to Charley Peters (@charleypeters) Charley Peters lives and works in London and exhibits internationally, showing recently at Saatchi Gallery (London), Eagle Gallery at London Art Fair (London), Hauser & Wirth Showroom (London), Fold Gallery (London), Z20 Sara Zanin Gallery (Rome), Yantai Art Museum (Yantai), Art 2 (New York) and National Museum of Gdansk (Gdansk). Her clients include House of Vans, Facebook, ITV, Centrepoint, Everpress, Boutique Kaotique and Hospital Rooms. Peters completed a PhD in Fine Art Theory and Practice in 2006, which explored notions of interior space in art and its relationship to Freud's writings on The Uncanny, and she has contributed writing about painting to online and print publications that include Instantloveland, A-N, Turps Banana and Abstract Critical. Peters is a peer reviewer for The Journal of Contemporary Painting and on the editorial board of Turps Banana. She is a visiting tutor in Fine Art at City & Guilds of London Art School, a visiting painting mentor at Turps Art School and a Postgraduate Senior Lecturer at University of the Arts London.   For more information on the work of Charley Peters go to https://charleypeters.com/ To Support this podcast from as little as £3 per month: www.patreon/ministryofarts For full line up of confirmed artists go to https://www.ministryofarts.org Email: ministryofartsorg@gmail.com Social Media: @ministryofartsorg

Stream On with Jim Williams
We talk with Emily Powers, the head of BritBox North America about how the outstanding service is getting even better in 2022

Stream On with Jim Williams

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 31:40


Emily Powers is one of the most respected executives in the streaming business. Her title is the head of BritBox North America the home of all things BBC and ITV. “Emily is one of the core team that developed and launched BritBox in North America and has played a large part in BritBox's ongoing success over the last four years,” said Martin Goswami, group strategic partnership and distribution director at ITV. “Her strategic vision and extensive experience in video-on-demand make her a natural choice for the role.”Some of the shows we love on Britbox are Shetland, Vera, The Tower, Line of Duty, Inside No. 9, Death in Paradise plus old-time favorites like Jonathan Creek, When Time Goes By, Father Brown, and all things Agatha Christie.Powers gives us a preview of the really great things heading our way in 2022. Some shows to keep a lookout for Sister Boniface (the spin-off to Father Brown), Murder In Provence (a new mystery with Roger Allam from PBS' Endeavour) and Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (Based on the Agatha Christie novel - which is being directed/produced/adapted by Hugh Laurie). For all things, Britbox check them out https://www.britbox.com/us/We recommend a subscription to Britbox as a great holiday gift.Promotional consideration for Stream On with Jim Williams comes from Sling TV. They are far and away; the best live streaming service on the planet.Cord cutters and cord nevers want a place to keep up with live TV with sports or news? Well, we have the best possible option at the best cost in the business.Check them out at https://www.sling.com/It doesn't matter if you like sports, or news, or entertainment they have it all in one place at a price that will have you cutting the cord today! Have questions or comments?We at Stream On welcome your interaction so stay tell us what is on your mind?No problem just ask away on social media Twitter @JWMediaDCInstagram: @jimwilliams200Email: jimwilliamsmedia

Leicester City FC | Leicester till I Die
LTIDtv In Conversation with Elton Welsby

Leicester City FC | Leicester till I Die

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 63:12


Chris is joined by Elton Welsby, the face of football on ITV in the mid 1980's and regular host of sports& in particular Kick Off on Granada TV.

Janey Lee Grace - Alcohol Free Life
160: NLP to beat cravings with Jo Creed & featuring Equinox Kombucha

Janey Lee Grace - Alcohol Free Life

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 32:10


For this episode we teamed up with Equinox Kombucha who have the most amazing range of Kombucha, and a pick your own box.  There is even an Espresso Coffee version!  Go to www.equinoxkombucha.com and we have a competition to win some cases here How can we use NLP techniques to beat cravings and NOT hit the f**k it button? Jo Creed shows us a few ideas, we talk about Janeys' appearance on ITV the Lorraine show with Michelle Heaton from Liberty X Join us in The Sober Club for connection, accountability and inspiration There are spaces on our Selfcare in Sobriety retreat in January 8-9 and also Feb 26 and we have our Family Constellations day on Sunday 23rd Jan in Herts. For all these go to events 

Balancing Acts
Remi Nicole on balancing Motherhood with her music and filmmaking career

Balancing Acts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 61:41


Remi Nicole is a writer, director and performer.A native of Holloway, North London, Remi grew up fired by a passion for story-telling, which she explored by endlessly writing music, fiction, plays and poetry. After training as an actress at the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama, she graduated in 2004 then swiftly landed a variety of stage roles including Two Step and Playboy of the West Indies before becoming a regular cast member in BBC TV series Hyperdrive alongside Miranda Hart plus appearances on ITV's William and Mary, The Bill and Holby City (BBC). Known in British fashion circles for her effortless style, Remi went on to guest co-present Freshly Squeezed with Nick Grimshaw in 2007 but it was in the music industry that she became best known, fast cementing her status as a respected singer/songwriter.Garnering widespread and global acclaim from Vogue, MTV, The Guardian and more, Remi became the centre of an A&R bidding war after releasing her first demo. Signing with Island Records, Remi released her debut guitar-based, frank-talking pop album My Conscience and I in 2007, which encapsulated observational wit and relatable real life tales of dead-end jobs, failed relationships and urban London life.Illustrating her natural passion for singing live, Remi has toured with the late, great Amy Winehouse and performed at festivals, namely Glastonbury, Latitude, Bestival, V and T4 at the Beach. In 2009 she released her second album, Cupid Shoot Me, then signed a new publishing deal with Sony ATV before exploring other creative avenues - launching a clothing line, modelling for international brands including Nike and art directing fashion photographic shoots.Remi subsequently moved to LA where she transitioned into writing and directing and created Lit By The Moon, an eight-part drama television series. The plot chronicles Remi's own experience of moving to California and follows a female British singer with an unfaltering belief in the American dream. Now 37 and a Mother of two, Remi has returned to London and is focussing her creative energy on writing and directing and has a number of projects in development.Happy listening :)SteveSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/balancing-acts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Straight To Video
Episode 149 - Krusher Joule

Straight To Video

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 34:39


We talk to Krusher Joule - Heavy Metal & Rock Legend, creator of many iconic Heavy Metal Album Covers and TV, Radio & Festival Presenter.  If like me during the 1990s you craved every ounce of Hard Rock you could find on the TV you would wait excitedly for the new, weekly episodes of RAW Power or Noisy Mothers on ITV and you would be hard pressed to not become a fan of Krusher and his Jack Russell counterpart Bullseye. These few years on our screens though are only a tiny part of Krusher's Heavy Metal journey which sees him create album covers for the likes of Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne along with shaping our metal minds as the Art Director of everyone's music bible in the 80s and 90s - Kerrang! Magazine. All of this was done with a lifestyle that could walk proudly alongside the genres big guns or perhaps even drink them under the table... probably in Krusher's case it was the latter!This episode is brought to you by our friends Dead Skull Coffee.https://deadskullcoffee.co.uk/discount/STVPlease visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show. https://www.patreon.com/stvpod 

Stories of our times
The Ghislaine Maxwell trial so far

Stories of our times

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 28:16


Prosecutors in Ghislaine Maxwell's sex trafficking trial have rested their case following two weeks of testimony. So, as the trial continues in New York, we look at the evidence set out so far. This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. Guest: Will Pavia, New York correspondent, The Times and Sunday Times.Host: Calum Macdonald. Clips: Channel 4, Reuters, ITV, CNBC, WPBF, WNBC, NBC. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Chopper's Politics
The backbench rebel and the veteran hacks

Chopper's Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 39:54


Fresh from rebellion in the Commons, Conservative MP for Bishop Auckland and one of Parliament's youngest sitting politicians, Dehenna Davison joins Christopher Hope on his favourite table in the Red Lion pub. But does her recent vote against the PM's Covid pass scheme indicate waning confidence in his leadership? How will the Tories make “levelling up” more than just a catchphrase? And is politics all she expected? Listen to find out.Plus: after over three decades at Sky and ITV respectively, political journalists Adam Boulton and Libby Wiener are stepping down. They share their collective memory of a changing industry, a changing Westminster, and a changing Boris Johnson. For 30 days' free access to The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/chopper |Sign up to the Chopper's Politics newsletter: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/newsletters |Listen to Brian Moore's Full Contact: https://www.playpodca.st/chopper |Email: chopperspolitics@telegraph.co.uk |See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

British Murders Podcast
S04E11 - Special (Part 1) - "The Bus Stop Killer" Levi Bellfield

British Murders Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 30:24


In the season 4 special of British Murders, I tell the story of Levi Bellfield, aka “The Bus Stop Killer”.⁣⁣⁣Bellfield was found guilty on February 25, 2008, of the murders of Marsha McDonnell and Amélie Delagrange and the attempted murder of Kate Sheedy, for which he was sentenced to life imprisonment.⁣⁣On June 23, 2011, Bellfield was found guilty of a third murder, 13-year-old schoolgirl Amanda “Milly” Dowler.⁣⁣Bellfield is the only UK serial killer to be handed two whole life orders, meaning he will never be considered for parole.⁣⁣⁣In the first episode of this 2 part special, we'll focus on Bellfield's childhood and background before the murders.⁣⠀⁣⁣Next week, we'll discuss the murders themselves as well as the numerous trials that followed.⁣Follow British Murders on social media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/britishpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/britishmurdersTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@britishmurdersTwitter: https://twitter.com/britishmurdersYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BritishMurdersPodcastMerchandise available here:https://teespring.com/stores/britishmurdersSupport the show on Patreon for early access to ad-free-episodes:https://www.patreon.com/britishmurdersMake a one-off donation here:https://www.buymeacoffee.com/britishmurders All episodes are available on my website:https://www.spreaker.com/show/british-murdersWould you please send any British murder case suggestions to:britishmurderspodcast@gmail.comIntro music:David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'https://linktr.ee/davidjohnbradymusicMy recording equipment:Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone: https://amzn.to/3F1JkkjCloud Microphone Cloudlifter CL1: https://amzn.to/2XZicC8Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface: https://amzn.to/3kKCLL2Rode PSA-1 Professional Studio Boom Arm: https://amzn.to/3zHJOs8Purchase 'The Bus Stop Killer: Milly Dowler, Her Murder and the Full Story of the Sadistic Serial Killer Levi Bellfield' by Geoffrey Wansell here:https://amzn.to/3dNdLOTRecorded using:AudacityZoomEdited in:AudacityDaVinci Resolve 17Mastered in:AuphonicReferences:Bird, S. (2008, February 25). Levi Bellfield: timeline of a killer. The Times. Retrieved December 10, 2021, from https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/levi-bellfield-timeline-of-a-killer-sf3ms3lvg9wBus-stop killer's car-clamping gang of paedophiles and murderers. (2008, February 26). Mail Online. Retrieved December 10, 2021, from https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-518702/Bus-stop-killers-car-clamping-gang-paedophiles-murderers.htmlDarbyshire, R. (2019, May 9). Brutal murder of Hounslow girl Patsy Morris remains a mystery almost 40 years on. MyLondon. Retrieved December 10, 2021, from https://www.mylondon.news/news/west-london-news/brutal-murder-hounslow-girl-patsy-16241597Davies, C. (2011, June 24). Levi Bellfield: obsessed with schoolgirls and sexual violence. The Guardian. Retrieved December 10, 2021, from https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2011/jun/24/levi-bellfield-profile-milly-dowlerGambarotto, T. (2020, May 29). The places where Levi Bellfield lived, worked and killed in London. MyLondon. Retrieved December 10, 2021, from https://www.mylondon.news/news/west-london-news/places-levi-bellfield-lived-worked-15643186Gambarotto, T., & Greer, S. (2019, January 9). Who was Levi Bellfield and how did police catch him? The real story behind ITV drama Manhunt. Manchester Evening News. Retrieved December 10, 2021, from https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/tv/who-levi-bellfield-how-police-15645597McLelland, E., & Greenwood, C. (2016, February 5). Levi Bellfield is now a Muslim: Milly Dowler murderer is known as Yusuf Rahim after converting to Islam in move that grants him special privileges. Mail Online. Retrieved December 10, 2021, from https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3421973/Did-monster-kill-8-women-girls-Levi-Bellfield-linked-murders-Lin-Megan-Russell-multiple-rapes-death-childhood-sweetheart-string-jail-cell-admissions.htmlMurderer's girlfriend tells of her life of fear. (2013, October 1). MyLondon. Retrieved December 10, 2021, from https://www.mylondon.news/news/local-news/murderers-girlfriend-tells-life-fear-6020005Twomey, J. (2008, February 26). He loathed women. . .especially blondes. Express.Co.Uk. Retrieved December 10, 2021, from https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/36115/He-loathed-women-especially-blondesVictor Kelly – Hayes. (2021, July 18). UK Database - Sex Offenders Register. Retrieved December 10, 2021, from https://uk-database.net/2012/03/22/victor-kelly-hayes/Wansell, G. (2011). The Bus Stop Killer: Milly Dowler, Her Murder and the Full Story of the Sadistic Serial Killer Levi Bellfield (UK ed.). Penguin.Who is Levi Bellfield? Everything You Need to Know. (n.d.). The Famous People. Retrieved December 10, 2021, from https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/levi-bellfield-34355.php

Kind thoughts for Meghan Markle
Podcast 121 – The Princes and the Press, Part 2 – Yes, the UK Royal Family do leak stories to the Press

Kind thoughts for Meghan Markle

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 8:44


This is the second podcast about the UK BBC 2 television documentary Princes and the Press. Podcast #117 of mine covered Part one of this two-part series. As I said in my earlier podcast,  nothing  that came out in part 1 of the TV program was really new.  We had confirmed from UK newspaper reporters themselves, what we already suspected,  that members of the UK Royal Family work in silos, are highly competitive over the amount of positive press coverage that they receive, and that they occasionally leak stories to the press  - both to push their own agenda's and / or to make other members of their family look bad.  We also learned that William glad handles the press recognizing that the Royals and the press somewhat rely on each other,  whilst Harry loathes them, with this linked back to his mother's death and the treatment of his former girlfriends and now his wife Meghan.  The first program touched briefly on the actions of members of the Royal Family and their staff,  briefing the press about other Royal Family members, but without saying which royal household was doing it. The newspaper reporters, the ones providing the narrative in both episodes of the documentary, being extremely protective of their highly placed sources.Despite this vey casual mention on back briefing the press, after the airing of episode one there was an immediate fall-out for the BBC in that Prince William and Kate (Catherine) decided to have Kate's Christmas Carol concert aired by rival UK TV channel ITV as opposed to the BBC . We all wondered why? It seemed such an over-reaction to the content of the first episode. Well, after finally viewing the second part of the documentary, William and Kate and their Kensington Palace staff do not come out smelling of roses. Here's what we learned from part 2 of Princes and the Press:1.   The allegations levelled against Meghan of bullying royal staff were discussed as well as the timing of these revelations,  just before Meghan and Harry's March 2021 Oprah Winfrey interview. 2.   The documentary takes us back in time, to when Meghan had good press in the UK, and then the sudden change. Why this change took place, as far as news reporters were concerned. 3.   We learned that the UK press love Kate. 4.   Meghan's so called 'missteps' are discussed - how  this modern princess that the press and the public so very much wanted, didn't act like other princesses.5.   The creation of the soap opera by the press in comparing Meghan and Kate, and comparing the household of William and Kate v Meghan and Harry. 6.   Meghan and Harry's handling of the birth of Archie and how this annoyed the press. 7.  UK reporters in the documentary admitting  that they have been deliberately targeting Meghan and Harry with negative news stories, and printing positive ones for Kate and William.I end by asking why any of this is important and ponder are the Royals playing a dangerous game in leaking stories  - are they risking their own survival?Please keep listening for future podcasts on all things Meghan, Harry, Archie and Lili.  Reach out to me through my blog at https://www.kindthoughtsformeghanmarkle.com/ and on twitter https://twitter.com/JeanetteSongolo

Matchbook Betting Podcast
Racing: Best Bets From Cheltenham & Doncaster

Matchbook Betting Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 42:33


Stand-in host Daniel Hussey brings you the Best Bets for this Saturday's ITV racing at Cheltenham and Doncaster, as well as the 14:25 Cheltenham Friday. Time Stamps: 3m2f Handicap Chase (14.25 Cheltenham Friday) - (01:34), Racing Post Gold Cup (13.50 Cheltenham) - (07:58), 2m Handicap Hurdle (14.05 Doncaster) - (14:11), Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle (14.25 Cheltenham) - (19:25), Summit Juvenile Hurdle (14.40 Doncaster) - (23:21), International Hurdle (15.00 Cheltenham) - (27:10), 3m Handicap Chase (15.15 Doncaster) - (31:10), Close Brothers Mares' Handicap Hurdle (15.35 Cheltenham) - (35:50), Best Bets - (41:08).

Nick Ferrari - The Whole Show
ALLEGRA STRATTON RESIGNS OVER NO 10 CHRISTMAS PARTY VIDEO

Nick Ferrari - The Whole Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 131:18


Allegra Stratton has resigned as a government adviser following an angry backlash over a video of No 10 staff joking about holding a Christmas party. The video, obtained by ITV, showed the PM's then-press secretary days after Downing Street staff held a party, laughing over how to describe it.

Heimsglugginn
Boris Johnson, Olaf Scholz og Let it be

Heimsglugginn

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021


Heimsglugginn þessa vikuna fjallaði að mestu leyti um vandræði breska forsætisráðherrans. Boris Johnson fékk að finna til tevatnsins í fyrirspurnatíma forsætisráðherra vegna jólasamkvæmis sem hann neitar að hafi verið haldið í Downing-stræti 10 í fyrra. Daily Mirror ljóstraði því upp í síðustu viku að jólasamkvæmi hefði verið haldið í bústað forsætisráðherra í desember í fyrra þegar mjög strangar sóttvarnareglur voru í gildi. Fólk mátti ekki hittast innanhúss, utanhúss máttu aðeins sex koma saman og jólaveislur voru sérstaklega bannaðar. Johnson, aðrir ráðherrar og þingmenn Íhaldsflokksins harðneituðu að þessi frétt væri rétt en svo sprakk sprengja á þriðjudagskvöld þegar sjónvarpsstöðin ITV birti í fréttum sínum klukkan tíu upptöku frá desember í fyrra þar sem starfsmenn í Downing-stræti 10 virðast gera grín og hafa veisluhöldin í flimtingum. Þetta var sett upp sem blaðamannafundur þar sem Allegra Stratton, þá verðandi talsmaður forsætisráðherra, var beðin um að svara fyrir um þetta jólapartý. Björn Þór Sigbjörnsson og Guðrún Hálfdánardóttir ræddu einng um nýja stjórn í Þýskalandi og þau tímamót að ,,Mutti" Merkel er hætt sem kanslari eftir 16 ár og Olaf Scholz tekinn við. Í lokin var aðeins rætt um Bítlana og Let it be, síðustu stóru plötu þeirra sem var útgefin. Platan er aftur komin á vinsældalista eftir að sýningar hófust á sjónvarpsþáttum sem Peter Jackson gerði úr upptökum sem frá því þegar Bítlarnir voru að taka plötuna upp 1969. Við heyrðum svo lagið Get back, sem er síðasta lagið á plötunni Let it be.

Woman's Hour
Christmas Parties, Afghan Families in Hotels, Hypothalamic Amenorrhea

Woman's Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 58:05


Allegra Stratton has found herself at the centre of a political storm. ITV footage shows her rehearsing a TV news conference and dealing with tricky questions about Christmas parties during covid lockdowns. Staff are laughing and joking. We speak to political journalist Pippa Crerar, who broke the original story of the Downing Street party as well as other gatherings. We also get reaction from Jo Lawrence who has a catering company, and whose Mum sadly died of covid last year. We talk about women in chess with Woman Grandmaster and nine time British woman's chess champion Jovanka Houska and Aga Milewska, Director of Women's Chess at the English Chess Federation. An Afghan mum, who's in a hotel with her family, is having to move to her third hotel since she got here a few months ago. We find out what life is like for her and her children, and speak to Judith Dennis from The Refugee Council about why this constant moving is happening. We hear from Tanya Borg whose daughters are still in Libya, after their father took them there in 2015. She said: "It breaks my heart. Why is nobody doing anything? I'm going to try and get them back until I die." Tanya was granted full custody by British and Libyan courts, but the girls are still missing and thought to be with their grandmother. The writer, musician and mum of three, Izzy Judd, tells us about her past disordered eating and obsession with 'clean' diets which she believes were problems when she was trying to get pregnant. Dr Fatima Husain, a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, explains more about the condition of Hypothalamic Amenorrhea.

Best of Today
Downing Street party: 'Straight answer' needed from PM

Best of Today

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 9:10


Nearly a year ago when the spread of the Kent variant was causing great concern among the government's scientific advisers, London was in Tier 3 which meant it was forbidden to meet in a social gathering indoors with anyone outside your household, but some staff at No 10 were reported to have held a Christmas party - a story originally broken by the Mirror newspaper. Since then Downing Street and a series of ministers have insisted that everything was within the rules. On Tuesday, ITV released a leaked video which shows senior No 10 staff joking about holding a Christmas party just days after one was allegedly held. The PM's then-press secretary Allegra Stratton is asked by colleagues about reports of a party, as they rehearse a news conference in December last year. Downing Street continues to insist no party took place. Today's Martha Kearney spoke to Sir Roger Gale, Conservative MP for North Thanet, who has said leaked footage of senior aides appearing to joke about a party was "not a laughing matter". (Image: Downing Street Christmas Tree 2020, Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire)

Your Brain on Facts
From Panto to Python (do-over, ep. 174)

Your Brain on Facts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 38:16


From music hall to Red Dwarf, pantomime to Absolutely Fabulous, we look at the history of British comedy, the names, shows, and historical events that made it what it is today. Like what you hear?  Become a patron of the arts for as little as $2 a month!   Or buy the book or some merch.  Hang out with your fellow Brainiacs.  Reach out and touch Moxie on Facebook, Twitter,  or Instagram. Music: Kevin MacLeod, Steve Oxen, David Fesliyan.  . Reach out and touch Moxie on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Links to all the research resources are on the website. Podchaser: Moxie got me through 2,500 miles. I listened to every episode regardless of audio quality from the vault. I got my fix of facts with a personality that kept me entertained the entire time. I shared it with everyone I knew that would appreciate the facts, wit and hilariously subtle segues. Profile avatar 2 months ago byBoredatwork23 Book: David Nowlin 5.0 out of 5 stars Be prepared to be amazed at what you needed know, but did not. Reviewed in the United States on October 31, 2021 Great book. Read it cover to cover, but am planning to reread it again and again. It is so full of such wonderful pieces of information that I use to interject conversations whenever I can. Thank you Moxie for such a wonderful gift, and the book is great too Gift and merch “The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created.  This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”  Thus begins Douglas Adams' Restaurant at the End of the Universe, sequel to his culture touchstone The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.  That's the book that gave us the answer to life, the universe and everything, though not the question.  Welcome to episode number 42, which I have decided to devote to [drumroll] the history of British comedy.  That means we're going to try to cram hundreds of years, thousands of performers, and a dozen mediums into a half-hour show.  But don't panic.  My name's Moxie and this is your brain on facts.    British comedy history is measured in centuries, from chase scenes and beatings into Shakespeare's comedies to the misadventures of Mr. Bean.  Even as times, tastes, and technologies changes, some themes are eternal.  Innuendo, for example, has been a staple in the literature as far back as Beowulf and Chaucer, and is prevalent in many British folk songs.  King Charles II was such a fan of innuendo that he encouraged it to the point that Restoration comedy became not only its own genre, but an explicit one at that.  The repressive Victorian period gave us burlesque, though not in the same form as the shows you can see today - more vaudeville than striptease.  Absurdism and the surreal had always been an undercurrent, which firmly took root in the 1950's, leading Red Dwarf, The Mighty Boosh, and Count Duckula.  Though the British Empire successfully conquered ¼ of the globe, but its individual people struggled and suffered.  Plagues, wars, poverty, class oppression, and filthy cities gave rise to, and a need for, black humor, in which topics and events that are usually treated seriously are treated in a humorous or satirical manner.  The class system, especially class tensions between characters, with pompous or dim-witted members of the upper/middle classes or embarrassingly blatant social climbers, has always provided ample material, which we can see in modern shows like Absolutely Fabulous, Keeping Up Appearances, and Blackadder.  The British also value finding humor in everyday life, which we see in shows like Father Ted, The IT Crowd, and Spaced, which also incorporates a fair amount of absurdity.   But there's nothing the Brits do better than satire and nobody does it better than the Brits.  “The British, being cynical and sarcastic by nature do have a natural flair for satire,” says BBCAmerica.com writer Fraser McAlpine.  “There's a history of holding up a mirror to society and accentuating its least attractive qualities that goes back hundreds of years...Sometimes the satire is biting and cold, sometimes it's warm and encouraging, but if you want someone who can say a thing that isn't true, but also somehow IS true in a really profound way. You need look no further.”  There are three principal forms of satire.  Menippean satire uses fantasy realms that reflect back on modern society.  Everything from Alice in Wonderland to the works of Terry Pratchett fit here, as would Dr. Who.  Horatian satire skewers cultural moments of silliness using parodic humor.  These are the kind of thing you tend to see most of in comedy TV shows, like The Office.  We're laughing at people being inept and harassed, but not evil.  Juvenalian satire skewers everything with abrasive, often bleak, wit.  If there's an element of horror at the topic being discussed, that's a clue that it's Juvenalian.  John Oliver is a fair hand with Juvenalian satire.  Most political cartoon and black humor fall under this heading.   Though comedy is as old as laughter, we're going to begin today's time travel with the music hall.  (FYI, the narrative today is going to overall linear, but there will be a fair amount of bouncing around.)  Music halls sprang up as an answer to proper theater, which was at the time heavily monitored and censored by the government.  It took place in humble venues like the backs of pubs and coffee houses.  By the 1830s taverns had rooms devoted to musical clubs. They presented Saturday evening Sing-songs and “Free and Easies”. These became so popular that entertainment was put on two or three times a week.  Music in the form of humorous songs was a key element because dialogue was forbidden.  Dialogue was for the theater and if you had speaking parts, you'd be subject to censorship.  The Theatrical Licensing Act of 1737 empowered the Lord Chamberlain's Office to censor plays; this act would be in force until 1968. So, no speaking parts, less, though still some censorship.  Music halls also allowed drinking and smoking, which legitimate theaters didn't.  As the shows became more popular, they moved from the pubs into venues of their own.  Tavern owners, therefore, often annexed buildings adjoining their premises as music halls.  The usual show consisted of six to eight acts, possibly including a comedy skit (low comedy to appeal to the working class), a juggling act, a magic act, a mime, acrobats, a dancing act, a singing act, and perhaps a one-act play.  In the states, this format was essentially vaudeville.  The music hall era was a heyday for female performers, with headliners like Gracie Fields, Lillie Langtry, and Vesta Tilley.  The advent of the talking motion picture in the late 1920s caused music halls to convert into cinemas to stay in business.  To keep comedians employed, a mixture of films and songs called cine-variety was introduced.     The other critically important tradition of that era was panto or pantomime, but not the Marcel Marceau type of pantomime you might be picturing, but a type of theatrical musical comedy designed for family entertainment.  Modern pantomime includes songs, gags, slapstick comedy, dancing, and gender-crossing actors.  It combines topical humour with well-known stories like fables and folk tales.  It is a participatory form of theatre, in which the audience is expected to sing along with certain parts of the music and shout out phrases to the performers.  It's traditionally quite popular around Christmas and New Years.  In early 19th century England, pantomime acquired its present form and featured the first mainstream clown Joseph Grimaldi, while comedy routines also featured heavily in British music halls.  British comedians who honed their skills at pantomime and music hall sketches include Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel.  The influential English music hall comedian and theatre impresario Fred Karno developed a form of sketch comedy without dialogue in the 1890s, and Chaplin and Laurel were among the young comedians who worked for him as part of "Fred Karno's Army". VODACAST   Hopping back to famous ladies of music hall, one such was Lily Harley, though her greatest claim to fame is having given birth to Charles Spencer Chaplin.  When Lily inexplicably lost her voice in the middle of a show, the production manager pushed the five-year-old Charlie, whom he'd heard sing, onto the stage to replace her.  Charlie lit up the audience, wowing them with his natural comedic presence.   Sadly, Lily's voice never recovered, and she was unable to support her two sons, who were sent to a workhouse.  For those of us who don't know workhouses outside of one reference in A Christmas Carol, think an orphanage or jail with indentured servitude.  Young Charlie took whatever jobs he could find to survive as he fought his way back to the stage.  His acting debut was as a pageboy in a production of Sherlock Holmes.  From there he toured with a vaudeville outfit named Casey's Court Circus and in 1908 teamed up with the Fred Karno pantomime troupe, where Chaplin became one of its stars as the Drunk in the comedic sketch A Night in an English Music Hall.  With the Karno troupe, Chaplin got his first taste of the United States, where he caught the eye of a film producer who signed Chaplin to a contract for a $150 a week, equivalent to over three-grand today.   During his first year with the company, Chaplin made 14 films, including The Tramp, which established Chaplin's trademark character and his role as the unexpected hero.  By the age of 26, Chaplin, just three years removed from his vaudeville days, was a superstar.  He'd moved over to the Mutual Company, which paid him a whopping $670,000 a year to make now-classics like Easy Street.   Chaplin came to be known as a grueling perfectionist.  His love for experimentation often meant countless takes, and it was not uncommon for him to order the rebuilding of an entire set or begin filming with one leading actor, realize he'd made a mistake in his casting and start again with someone new.  But you can't argue with results.  During the 1920s Chaplin's career blossomed even more, with landmark films, like The Kid, and The Gold Rush, a movie Chaplin would later say he wanted to be remembered by.  We'll leave Chaplin's story while he's on top because his private life from here on out gets, in a word, sordid.   Though Chapin was English, his film were American.  British cinema arguably lagged decades behind, but they began to close the gap in the 1940's.  Films by Ealing Studios, particularly their comedies like Hue & Cry, Whisky Galore! and The Ladykillers began to push the boundaries of what could be done in cinema, dealing with previously taboo topics like crime in comedic ways.  Kitchen sink dramas followed soon after, portraying social realism, with the struggles of working class Britons on full display, living in cramped rented accommodation and spending their off-hours drinking in grimy pubs, to explore controversial social and political issues ranging from abortion to homelessness.  These contrasted sharply with the idea of cinema as escapism.  This was the era of such notable stars as actor/comedian/singer-songwriter Norman Wisdom.  Beginning with 1953's Trouble in the Store, for which he won a BAFTA (the British equivalent to an Oscar), his films were among Britain's biggest box-office successes of their day.  Wisdom gained celebrity status in lands as far apart as South America, Iran and many Eastern Bloc countries, particularly in Albania where his films were the only ones by Western actors permitted by dictator Enver Hoxha to be shown.  He also played one of the best characters in one of my favorite and most hard to find films, “The Night They Raided Minsky's.”   There are few institutions in British history that have had such a massive role in shaping the daily lives of British citizens as the British Broadcasting Corporation, which for decades meant the wireless radio.  “For many it is an ever-present companion: from breakfast-time to bedtime, from childhood through to old age, there it is telling us about ourselves and the wider world, amusing and entertaining us,” says Robin Aitkin, a former BBC reporter and journalist.  The BBC solidified its place in the public consciousness from its beginnings in 1922 to the end of the Second World War in 1945 is of special interest because these pivotal years helped redefine what it means to be British in modern society.  This was especially true during the high unemployment of the 1920's, when other forms of entertainment were unaffordable.  The BBC was formed from the merger of several major radio manufacturers in 1922, receiving a royal charter in 1927, and governmental protection from foreign competition made it essentially a monopoly.  Broadcasting was seen as a public service; a job at the BBC carried similar gravitas to a government job.  Classical music and educational programs were its bedrock, with radio plays added to bring theater to the wireless.  The BBC strove to be varied but balanced in its offerings, neutral but universal; some people found it elitist nonetheless.  Expansion in offerings came slowly, if at all, in the early years.     Trying to bring only the best of culture to the people meant that bawdy music hall acts had little to no place on the radio.  Obscenity was judged by laws passed as early as 1727.  British libel and slander laws are more strict than in the US, so making fun of public figures was taboo even in forms that would have been legal.  And blasphemy?  Lord, no.  In 1949, the BBC issued to comedy writers and producers the Variety Programmes Policy Guide For Writers and Producers, commonly known as "the Green Book."  Among things absolutely banned were jokes about lavatories, effeminacy in men, immorality of any kind, suggestive references to honeymoon couples, chambermaids, fig leaves, ladies' underwear, prostitution, and the vulgar use of words such as "basket".  (Not an actual basket, the Polari word “basket,” meaning the bulge in a gentleman's trousers.  More on that later.)  The guidelines also stipulated that "..such words as God, Good God, My God, Blast, Hell, Damn, Bloody, Gorblimey, Ruddy, etc etc should be deleted from scripts and innocuous expressions substituted."  Where the independently tun music halls gave people what they wanted, BBC radio gave people what it felt they needed.  But comedy writers are nothing if not clever and there is always a way to slip past the censors if you try.   In the very beginning of radio, comedies lampooned the poor, because only those with money had radios.  As radio ownership grew, the topics of shows broadened.  First half-hour comedy program in 1938, Band Wagon, included musical interludes, was effectively a sitcom and set the stage for much of what came after.  By then, nearly every household had a radio.   WWII had an enormous impact on British comedy and entertainment in general.  Unlike WWI, which was fought on the continent, WWII was right on top of them, with the Blitz, blackouts, rationing, et al.  All places of amusement, which by their nature meant lots of people would gather and could be a target for bombings, were closed.  But the government soon realized comedy had an important role to play in helping its people to keep calm and carry on.  Bonus fact: The iconic 'Keep Calm and Carry On' poster was designed months before WWII began, but was never officially sanctioned for display.  It only achieved its prominent position in the public imagination after its rediscovery in 2001.  All the parody t-shirts still annoy me though.   Theater was allowed to continue, but television service was suspended.  This brought radio back to the forefront for communication and diversion.  The most popular show was It's That Man Again, which ran on BBC radio from ‘39-'49.  It's humor was a great unifier during the war, helping people to laugh at the things they were scared of.  People would often listen huddled around their radio during a blackout.  In its character archetypes, it offered a more comprehensive range of social representation than what had come before it, with characters ranging from east end charwomen to the upper class.  It was so universally popular that supposedly its catch-phrases, which is regarded as the first to really succeed with, were used to test suspected German spies.  If you didn't know who said what, they'd be shot.      During the war, Britain fought back against the Nazi propagandists' ferocious scaremongering with things like a song about the fact that Hitler may or may not have only one testicle, the other of which we were storing in a London theatre for safe keeping.  This attitude, combined with having had enough authority to last them a while, would extend to their own government at the start of the 1960's when Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Alan Bennett, and Jonathan Miller made fun of the prime minister in their stage show Beyond The Fringe, with the PM in the audience.  This would open the door for satirical news programs like 1962's That Was The Week That Was, grandfather to The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.  There was also The Frost Report, whose staff of writers included five names many of know well and you know we're going to get into more detail on - Chapman, Jones, Idle, Palin, and Cleese.   The war would remain subject to comedy, either as the primary setting or a recurring plot point for decades to come in shows like Dad's Army, Allo Allo, and even Are You Being Served?, one of my personal favorites.   If you've ever seen me at my customer service day jobs, I pattern my behavior on Mrs. Slocombe, though I don't reference my pussy as often. [clip]  Experiences in the war led to the prominence of absurdism/surrealism, because nothing could match what they men had been through.  One of the most famous example was The Goon Show, with Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, and Peter Sellers.  The scripts mixed ludicrous plots with surreal humour, puns, catchphrases and an array of bizarre sound effects. Some of the later episodes feature electronic effects devised by the fledgling BBC Radiophonic Workshop, who also created the theme to Dr Who.  The Goon Show and other such programs were popular with those who were students at the time, seeding their sense of humor into the next generation.  Spike Milligan in particular had wide-reaching cultural influence.  The Goon Show was cited as a major influence by The Beatles, the American comedy team The Firesign Theatre, as well as, among many others, Monty Python.   PATREON   Do you remember how I said in episode #39, Short-Lived, Long Remembered that Jackie Gleason's Honeymooner's was the first TV sitcom?  I was mistaken and I don't mind issuing a correction.  Pinwright's Progress, which ran for ten episodes starting in 1946, was the first half-hour television sitcom, telling the tale of a beleaguered shop-owner, his hated rival and his unhelpful staff.  By 1955, ⅓ of British households had a TV.  That year saw the launch of ITV, I for independent, because it was *not run by BBC with its war vets with good-school educations, but by showmen and entertainers.  Where the BBC did comedies for and about the middle-class, ITV brought full-blooded variety to TV.  The BBC was forced to loosen its tie a bit to keep up.  ITV also had commercials, which BBC shows never did -a concept that is quite foreign to the American brain- so writers had to learn to pace their shows differently to allow for the break.  One stand-out was Hancock's Half-hour, which began on radio and moved to TV.  Fom 54-61, it pushed sitcoms with a focus on character development, rather than silly set-ups, musical interludes, and funny voices of radio plays.  Two writers on the show, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, would leave to create Comedy Playhouse in 1961, ten half-hour plays.  One of these grew into the TV show Steptoe and Son (1962–74), about two rag and bone men, father and son, who live together in a squalid house in West London.  This was the basis for the American series Sanford and Son, as well as version in Sweden, Netherlands and Portugal.  For those not in the know, a rag and bone man collected salvageable rubbish from the streets, making it a bizarre name choice for a clothing company but oh well.    The tone and offerings changed considerably with the cultural revolution of the 1960's.  Rock music, the birth control pill, civil rights, everything was changing.  Round The Horne, which aired on BBC radio on Sunday afternoons was chock full of brazen innuendos and double-entendres.  Some of them were risque to the point of being ironically safe -- people who would have objected to them were not of the sensibility to catch the joke it the first place.  Their most remarkable characters were Julian and Sandy, two very obviously gay characters in a time when it was still illegal to be gay in Britain.  Julian and Sandy got away with the bawdiest of their jokes because they spoke Polari, a pidgin language made up a words from Romani, French, Italian, theater and circus slang and even words spelled backwards.  They might refer to someone's dirty dishes and the squares would have no idea that “dish” meant derriere.  Bonus fact: You probably use Polari words without even realizing it, if you describe a masculine person as “butch” or something kitchy as “camp,” even “drag” meaning clothes, particularly women's.    The Carry On Films, a franchise that put out nearly a movie a year for three decades and spun off a TV series, held up a cartoonish mirror to the depressed and repressed Britain of the 1950s and 1960s.  They blended the rapid-fire pace of music hall sketches with topicality and a liberating sense of directness.  Carry On also filled the gap left as music halls as an institution collapsed.   Monty Python's Flying Circus aired from 69-74 and enjoyed a unique watershed success not just for British comedy but also for television comedy around the world. Monty Python was unlike anything that had appeared on television, and in many ways it was both a symbol and a product of the social upheaval and youth-oriented counterculture of the late 1960s.  The show's humour could be simultaneously sarcastic, scatological, and intellectual.  The series was a creative collaboration between Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam, the sole American in a group of Oxford and Cambridge graduates.  The five Brits played most of the roles, with Gilliam primarily contributing eccentric animations.  Although sketch comedy shows were nothing new, television had never broadcast anything as untraditional and surreal, and its importance to television is difficult to overstate.  Their free-form sketches seldom adhered to any particular theme and disregarded the conventions of comedy that writers, performers and audiences had been accustomed to for generations.  Even the opening title sequence didn't follow the rules; it might run in the middle of the show or be omitted entirely.  Over the run of the series, a *few characters recurred, but most were written solely for one sketch.  The show spun-off a number of feature films, like Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Life of Brian (1979), and the Meaning of Life (1983) and even a Tony Award-winning musical comedy Spamalot, first produced in 2005, as well as books and albums like Instant Record Collection.  Decades after the show's initial run, the mere mention of some dead parrots, silly ways, Spam or the Spanish Inquisition is enough to prompt laughter from even casual fans.  All the members who continue on to successful careers, but let's follow John Cleese to his next best-known project.  I put my favorite sketch in Vodacast; see if you can guess it before you look.  And tell me yours, soc med.   Fawlty Towers has been described as the sitcom by which other sitcoms must be measured, voted number one in the BFI's 100 Greatest British Television Programmes in 2000. Its main character, Basil Fawlty, was inspired by a seethingly rude hotel proprietor John Cleese encountered while filming abroad with the Monty Python team.  Cleese actually tested the character on another show in 1971, Doctor At Large, a comedy about newly-graduated doctors, based on the books of Richard Gordon.  The setting for Fawlty Towers was a painfully ordinary hotel that Basil constantly struggling to inject a touch of class into.  His escapades included trying to hide a rat from a hygiene inspector, keeping a dead customer hidden, and pretending that his wife Sybil was ill during their anniversary party, when in fact she's walked out on him).  Basil was the perfect vehicle for Cleese's comic talents: mixing the biting verbal tirades against his wife and guests with the physical dexterity utilised to charge about between self-induced disasters.  Part of the success of the show is arguably the fact that it ran for a mere twelve episodes, so never ran out of steam.  It's been remade in other countries, but those version never really capture the success of the original.  That's one of the key differences between British and American TV series.  A British show might have 2 writers for a season of 6-10 episodes, whereas an American show will have a team of writers for a season of 13-25 episodes.  Quality over quantity, I suppose.  In part, this is a reflection of the difference between the size of the TV audience in the two countries, and the economics of television production; for decades sitcoms on US television that delivered the highest ratings, whereas; in Britain the highest ratings figures were normally for soap operas.   The tone shifted again as the 60's gave way to the 70's.  The anger of 60's revolution gave way to a more comfortable feeling in the 70's.  One of the stand-outs of the decade, which continued into the 80's, was The Two Ronnies.  A sketch show starring Ronnies Barker and Corbett, it moved away from the long-standing comic and straight-man format.  It was the BBC's flagship of light entertainment, the longest running show of its genre.  If we're talking modern comedy duos, we need to talk about Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.  Even in alternative comedy scenes, women had trouble gaining the same notoriety as their male peers.  A step in the right direction was 1987's French and Saunders, a sketch show that displayed the wilful amateurishness of much alternative comedy, but shunned both the violence and scatology or the strident politics that were staples of the big-name performers.  The duo's humour was distinctively female, but not feminist, and most of their jokes were at the expense of themselves or each other.  As audiences and budgets grew, the pair increasingly favoured elaborate spoofs of pop stars and blockbuster movies.  After the show French starred in The Vicar of Dibley and Saunders to the role she's probably best known for, Edina in Absolutely Fabulous.   And that's where we run out of ideas, at least for today.  Don't be surprised if this topic spawns a sequel.  I left out Punch and Judy, skipped right over literature, had to forgo luminaries like Morecambe and Wise, didn't get to the panel show format, and said nothing of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, which may actually be a crime, I'm not sure.  Well, it's like they say in the biz, always leave them wanting more.  Thanks for spending part of your day with em.     Sources: https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/truth-behind-keep-calm-and-carry-on https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/feb/17/the-five-stages-of-british-gags-silliness-repression-anger-innuendo-fear https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Goon_Show https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Wisdom https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hancock%27s_Half_Hour https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2008/apr/17/gender.filmnews https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round_the_Horne http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/1011109/index.html https://www.britannica.com/topic/Monty-Pythons-Flying-Circus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galton_and_Simpson http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/fawltytowers/ http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2014/06/history-brits-better-satire https://www.britannica.com/art/music-hall-and-variety https://www.biography.com/people/charlie-chaplin-9244327 https://cupola.gettysburg.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1107&context=ghj https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U77CXPANrCc&list=PL9e1sByp65ixpMQlW9hpMMdomwSwGK9-Y

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El podcast de Cristina Mitre
Perimenopausia y menopausia: conocer, prevenir y aliviar, con la Dra. Clotilde Vázquez. Episodio 182.

El podcast de Cristina Mitre

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 95:58


En este episodio del podcast hablamos de perimenopausia y menopausia con la endocrina Clotilde Vázquez. No dejamos tema sin tratar, síntoma sin revisar, hormona sin comentar... Sin embargo, en toda la entrevista flota una cuestión: ¿Está normalizada la menopausia socialmente? ¿Tenemos información correcta y suficiente las mujeres sobre esta etapa? ¿Se banalizan muchos de los cambios asociados al cese de los estrógenos, una hormona fundamental para la vida de las mujeres? ¿Está la profesión médica respondiendo a los desafíos de salud que suponen la perimenopausia y menopausia?La dra. Vázquez lo tiene claro: "La preparación al parto y la maternidad están ahora muy cuidadas, se han ido normalizado socialmente y también gracias a la legislación. Pero eso no ha llegado a la menopausia... Además de los sudores y esa ‘parafernalia' más aparente, la realidad es que algo grave pasa en la menopausia: la salud y la calidad de vida bajan enormemente en la mayoría de las mujeres".Y yo, si me lo permitís, también lo tengo claro: este episodio es imprescindible para todas nosotras. Termino con otra declaración de la doctora: “A veces me acusan, sobre todo hombres, de medicalizar la menopausia. Yo contestó que la presbicia también es una etapa de la vida, pero si dejamos de ver de cerca nos ponemos gafas... Animo a todas las mujeres a que cuando empiecen a sentir que su biología hormonal está cambiando, acudan a su médico y le pidan hacerse una ‘ITV”.Nuestro mecenas de este mes es el snack vegetal de Asana Bio, un delicioso mix de semillas de calabaza, girasol y habas de soja, muy crujientes pero no fritas. Es una opción 100% vegetal, alta en fibra y proteína. Y además no tiene gluten. Visita la web https://bit.ly/3pr1khg y con el código MITRE20 consigue un 20% de descuento en todos los productos de Asana Bio.

Gossip With Celebitchy
109: Duchess Meghan's legal victory, Prince William and Jason Knauf's clownshow

Gossip With Celebitchy

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 33:19


Intro: Minutes 0 to 9:30 We'll have episodes out for the next two weeks and will be off on December 25 and January 1. We got a technical upgrade on the site that went into effect Sunday. Chandra saw Spencer, Cruella, Eyes of Tammy Faye and Passing and gives her reviews. I watched the series Elves on Netflix and also the movie Miss Granny. Royals: Minutes 9:30 to Minute 26:00 While we were off Duchess Meghan did an interview with Ellen. She was just so charming and is a sweet person who is game for anything. The British media freaked out about that of course. Two sort-of exposes about the royals came out, a two part documentary on the BBC called The Princes and The Press and a new book by Christopher Anderson called Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan. Anderson has only been doing promotion in America and seems to be selling royal gossip to Americans who haven't been paying attention. He claims Prince Charles was the one who asked how dark H&M's children would be, but that it was misconstrued. Anderson's interview with The Daily Beast was enlightening and made it sound like everyone in the royal family was racist, although he tried to frame it like it was innocent. When Harry tried to confront his family about this they called him “oversensitive,” which is a common abuser tactic. The Princes and The Press is the two part documentary on BBC that caused the palace to absolutely freak out and refuse to work with the BBC. It's about how the palaces were briefing against Harry and Meghan during the time they decided to leave. The palaces freaked out over that before it was released despite the fact that the filmmaker approached the palaces and asked them if they wanted to have their representatives speak. That's how Meghan's lawyer appeared. We heard how mad all the palaces were about this, and before it came out representatives from the Queen, William and Charles issued a statement about it claiming it used “unnamed sources” when that wasn't the case. Then we heard that Kate and William were going to pull their vague Christmas special from the BBC although they were already in talks with ITV about it. We heard denials from William's aides that he ever briefed to the press, which is ridiculous considering that they were briefing about not briefing. After the second part of the special, Sussexit, aired, we heard that William got the BBC to make changes to it at the last minute. That makes sense considering that they didn't issue angry statements the next day. In the part that did air, a Times reporter insisted that William did not give his employee Jason Knauf permission to leak the stories about Meghan supposedly bullying staffers. I play a segment from Zoom where Karen and Ameerah talk about this. The Mail on Sunday lost their appeal of Meghan's successful summary judgment suing them for publishing the letter to her father. Meghan's letter in response to the ruling in her favor was excellent. It looks like the Daily Mail will appeal this. User Feedback: Minutes 26:00 to 28:45 Thanks to Aida, Paula, Laura and Loren for letting us know we're their top podcast on Spotify Unwrapped. Also Harena says she's binge listening to us, which is crazy. Jess texted asking us for our thoughts on Kate rolling her eyes when asked about Harry and Meghan. Comments of the Week: Minutes 28:45 to Chandra's comment of the week is from Mary on the post about the trailer for And Just Like That, the Sex and The City series. My comment of the week is from Lucia on the post about Zendaya and Tom Holland making their red carpet debut. The dress that Cate Blanchett wore to the 2000 Oscars reminds Chandra of Zendaya's gorgeous Cavalli. My bonus comment of the week is from Amy Too on the post about Kate visiting the Faberge Egg exhibit. Thanks for listening bitches!

Hoovering
Hoovering - Episode 198: Clodagh McKenna

Hoovering

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 40:29


Welcome to HOOVERING, the podcast about eating. Host, Jessica Fostekew (Guilty Feminist, Motherland) has a frank conversation with an interesting person about gobbling; guzzling; nibbling; scoffing; devouring and wolfing all up… or if you will, hoovering.We're getting Christmassy this week with ITV's This Mornings' resident chef Clodagh McKenna giving some seriously delicious detail when it comes to her Christmas rituals. I made myself an orchciette pumpkin pasta from her new book and luckily had time to scoff it up whilst she was being brilliant at talking. Everything written below in CAPITALS is a link to the relevant webpage. Honourable Mentions/ LinksClodagh's new book for quick dinners is called IN MINUTES and all looks pretty delicious. She's here on INSTAGRAMLove this podcast generally? Thank you. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAMGo to PATREON to see what I swap your money for ace podcast related stuff like totally exclusive content and guest recipes. You can BOOK TICKETS TO MY STAND UP HEREOther maybe interesting things we mentioned:She is the resident chef on ITV's THIS MORNINGAnd her Christmas recipes she mentioned are all over HER WEBSITE just now. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/hoovering. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Naughty But Nice with Rob Shuter
Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy are still battling over daughter nearly nine years after calling it quits. Travis Scott's offer to pay for 9-year-old victim's funeral denied by family. Kate Middleton sends invites to ITV in BBC snub

Naughty But Nice with Rob Shuter

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 24:45


Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy are still battling it out in court reports Page Six. The family of 9-year-old Ezra Blount has rejected Travis Scott's offer to pay for his funeral expenses. Kensington Palace confirmed that Kate Middleton will host a holiday carol concert at Westminster Abbey to honor the heroes of the pandemic. In a snub to the British network, its competitor ITV will host the special Christmas service. OKMagazine.com editor Donny Meacham joins Rob! Don't forget to vote in today's poll on Twitter at @naughtynicerob or in our Facebook group. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Culture Gabfest
Culture Gabfest: Hello, It's Me Again

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 63:36


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by New York Times columnist and Slate graduate Jamelle Bouie. First, the panel discusses the Richard Williams—father of tennis phenoms Venus and Serena Williams—biopic, starring Will Smith, King Richard. Next, the panel is joined by Slate music critic Carl Wilson as they break down Adele's latest emotional rollercoaster, 30. Finally, the panel dives into a new comic book, The Department of Truth. In Slate Plus, the panel discusses their Thanksgiving culinary festivities. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: An Adele related endorsement, a clip that went viral from the British TV series An Audience With... on ITV, where famous people perform for an audience of other famous people who then ask the performer questions. In this clip, Adele reunited with her former English Teacher, Ms. McDonald. Jamelle: The Apple TV+ adaptation of Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy. Steve: The all-time greatest/worst endorsement was in 2014 when John Swansburg endorsed the TV show Cheers. To do John Swansburg one better, Steve endorses The Beatles, more specifically the slant way to get at their greatness, an infamous bootleg that's been circulating for decades, The Esher Demos. Also: Rachel Cusk, a genius novelist. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is "Did I Make You Wait" by Staffan Carlen. Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Culture Gabfest: Hello, It's Me Again

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 63:36


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by New York Times columnist and Slate graduate Jamelle Bouie. First, the panel discusses the Richard Williams—father of tennis phenoms Venus and Serena Williams—biopic, starring Will Smith, King Richard. Next, the panel is joined by Slate music critic Carl Wilson as they break down Adele's latest emotional rollercoaster, 30. Finally, the panel dives into a new comic book, The Department of Truth. In Slate Plus, the panel discusses their Thanksgiving culinary festivities. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: An Adele related endorsement, a clip that went viral from the British TV series An Audience With... on ITV, where famous people perform for an audience of other famous people who then ask the performer questions. In this clip, Adele reunited with her former English Teacher, Ms. McDonald. Jamelle: The Apple TV+ adaptation of Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy. Steve: The all-time greatest/worst endorsement was in 2014 when John Swansburg endorsed the TV show Cheers. To do John Swansburg one better, Steve endorses The Beatles, more specifically the slant way to get at their greatness, an infamous bootleg that's been circulating for decades, The Esher Demos. Also: Rachel Cusk, a genius novelist. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is "Did I Make You Wait" by Staffan Carlen. Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices