BBC presenter Jo Whiley will be the face of UKTV’s six-hour simulcast highlights package of the famed Glastonbury Music Festival next Monday morning. She talks to James Croot about what viewers can expect, and her own colourful history with the event.
It’s Monday morning and the rain is hammering down; Here’s something to cheer you up. The Huffington Post recently posted a video mashing up the 100 best movie compliments of all time
It’s the rule with very few exceptions that when a new television series has conspicuously attractive male and female lead characters – and in American shows that is compulsory – there is always a “will they/won’t they get it on” dimension that helps kick the plot along. Till it doesn’t
The Seekers frontwoman Judith Durham is in hospital after suffering a brain haemorrhage soon after performing as part of the band’s 50th anniversary tour.
Fletcher Mills will join the 12 finalists for The X Factor’s live shows, starting this Sunday. The 17-year-old from Wellington convinced in his first audition when he sung an original composition, Ode to Bon Iver
What have we learned during this night of tears, broken dreams and compliment sandwiches Domenic Bowden has discovered the secret of teleportation. Wherever we are, Rorotonga, Sydney, Queenstown or the magical place of Mahurangi: He’s already there.
A campaign by opponents of late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to get the song Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead to the top of the British pop charts to celebrate her death failed on Sunday (local time) although it did manage to reach second place. Thatcher, who died aged 87 last Monday, deeply divided Britons and while some have paid warm tributes to the achievements of her right-wing Conservative governments, others said her privatization of swathes of industry had destroyed communities.
Britain’s public broadcaster came under fire on Friday for compromising over the song Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead that was sent flying up the UK charts by a campaign to celebrate former prime minister Margaret Thatcher’s death. The song from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz is vying for the No 1 slot in the UK’s weekly list of the top 40 best-selling singles that are usually played in full on a BBC Radio 1 chart show on Sunday
THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE Justin Timberlake (Sony) JT may now think that looking like Michael Buble is a career move – but clearly there’s no one willing to say no to the austerity-busting dark lord of bubblegum pop. Squillions of album sales will do that to a man.
What a juxtaposition on Easter Monday: The programme widely derided as the end of public service broadcasting as we know it stages a sentimental farewell to an emblem of the golden age of old-fashioned quality television.