2 items from 2010
Theo's Adventure Capitalists
Theo Paphitis takes a break from lounging conceitedly in the Den's leather chairs to give "I-told-you-so" advice to three British entrepreneurs riskily setting up abroad. Amid unapologetic schmoozing and boozing, Paphitis oversees this episode's companies – publishers Haymarket, a luxury yacht agency, and a duo looking to set up an international school – as they try to wangle profitable business deals in beautifully filmed Vietnam.
The Story Of Science – Power, Proof And Passion
What is the world made of? In order to answer this question, says Michael Mosley, you have to realise that "nothing is really solid" and "we consist almost entirely of empty space". That'll be quantum physics he's talking about, then. As to how we reached our understanding of the world's intrinsic weirdness, »
- Jonathan Wright, Richard Vine, Andrew Mueller, Rebecca Nicholson, Ali Catterall
Peter Fincham pulled trigger on police drama after a change in format failed to reverse show's fortunes
On Thursday night, The Bill featured a storyline about a child who vanished. But this morning, the cast and crew of the police serial were facing up to a real-life disappearance: their own. ITV announced that the show, which began in 1984, will end in September, becoming the second of the network's quarter-century brands to be axed this year, after The South Bank Show.
The coppers at the fictional Sun Hill police station in East London – including such beloved characters as Sergeant Bob Cryer, played by Eric Richard, and Trudie Goodwin's Constable June Ackland – have investigated many murders over the years, but have never been able to identify the perpetrator as quickly as in the killing of The Bill.
- Mark Lawson
2 items from 2010
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