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TV highlights 13/11/2013

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The Grand Slam Of Darts | Agatha Christie's Poirot | Tudor Monastery Farm | 24 Hours In A&E | Bouffants, Beehives And Bobs: The Hairstyles That Shaped Britain | Misfits | The Culture Show: Gaga – The Mother Monster | Crackanory

The Grand Slam Of Darts

7pm, Sky Sports 1

The two rival professional darts organisations come to Wolverhampton for this annual celebration of loud shirts and equally outlandish skill. It's a Pdc event but the best players from the rival Bdo competition can take part, although they haven't had much luck: since the tournament began in 2007, a Pdc player has won every year, with Phil Taylor the most frequent victor. Raymond van Barneveld was triumphant last time, and Taylor being Taylor, he'll be out to reclaim his crown this year. Lanre Bakare

Agatha Christie's Poirot

8pm, ITV

It's David Suchet's final hurrah as Poirot, but don't expect a jolly adventure. Instead, we join the Belgian detective in
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Vintage moves to Wilderness Festival for 2012

Vintage moves to Wilderness Festival for 2012
Vintage Festival has moved to be a guest of Wilderness Festival for 2012. Lower-than-expected ticket sales have forced the cancellation of the event, which was due to host performances from Chic ft Nile Rodgers, Saint Etienne, The Damned and others. Ticketholders for the July 13-15 festival will be able to claim a refund from the point of purchase or instead exchange their ticket for Wilderness, which takes place in Oxfordshire from August 10-12. Vintage's Torch Club and Soul Casino will be transplanted to a dedicated Vintage area at the Wilderness site. Co-founder of Vintage Wayne Hemingway said: "Delivering something as ambitious as Vintage is a real challenge and there have been some seemingly insurmountable barriers, with economic and climatic hurdles being at the fore. "However, we are resourceful and creative and with Wilderness kindly letting (more)
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McDonald's looks to 'Mad Men' for inspiration on new uniforms

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How about a side of style with that Big Mac? That's what McDonald's U.K. patrons will be getting as the fast food retailer rolls out new uniforms inspired -- at least in part -- by "Mad Men" and the mod '60s aesthetic.

The uniforms were rolled out in the U.K. ahead of July's Summer Olympics Games, reports the Telegraph. McDonald's got a little help from Red or Dead fashion designer Wayne Hemingway who said the uniforms "hark back to a day of really classy air travel."

There's just a little bit of 'Mad Men,'" adds Hemingway.

The food prep crew will wear burger-inspired uniforms: Mustard yellow polo shirts for men and "gherkin green" for women. Customer care assistants (aka cashiers) will wear checked shirts with dark green pants or skirts. Managers will be a little more formal with black skinny ties for men and scarves and pencil skirts for women.
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Link Love: Walk Down The Isle In Topshop, McDonald's Uniforms Are Inspired By 'Mad Men'

Six months ago, Louis Vuitton sued The Hangover 2 over Zach Galifianakis' line, "Careful, that is a Louis Vuitton," because it could cause "consumer confusion" since the bag was obviously fake. No worries though, a judge ruled against Lv earlier this week calling the allegations “not plausible” or “particularly compelling." Ha. I'm glad the judge realizes that "consumer confusion" isn't a real thing because, hello, if you're paying $30 for a designer handbag off of the street it's clearly not real. [Fashionista]

Here comes the bride. All dressed in… Topshop? The fashion retailer is debuted the Richard Nicoll collaboration "Tie the Knot," a bridal collection, in Dazed & Confused today. The dresses feature pastel shades in short above-the-knee hemlines, designed to be worn again after the big day. Are we supposed to save them for our daughters to wear too? [Dazed]

Unleash your inner-12-year-old and rejoice — Hello Kitty has opened their first beauty spa.
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New faces on Sgt Pepper album cover for artist Peter Blake's 80th birthday

Amy Winehouse, Jk Rowling, Noel Gallagher, Mick Jagger and the Monty Python foot to feature in update of 1967 original

British pop artist Sir Peter Blake has taken inspiration from his most famous artwork – the Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club album cover – to celebrate the British cultural figures he most admires as he marks his 80th birthday.

Twiggy, Amy Winehouse, Grayson Perry, Jk Rowling and even Monty Python's emblematic foot all feature in a reworked version of the 1967 cover created for his birthday celebrations.

Blake, often called the godfather of the British pop art scene, said: "I've chosen people I admire, great people and some who are dear friends.

"I had a very long list of people who I wanted to go in but couldn't fit everyone in – I think that shows how strong British culture and its legacy of the last six decades is."

Singer Noel Gallagher, formerly of Oasis,
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Chic, Aloe Blacc, Saint Etienne for Vintage Festival 2012

Chic, Aloe Blacc, Saint Etienne for Vintage Festival 2012
Chic ft Nile Rodgers, Aloe Blacc and Saint Etienne have been announced to play this year's Vintage Festival. They are joined on the bill for the Boughton House, Northamptonshire, event by Sergio Mendes and his Orchestra, Nouvelle Vague, Baxter Dury, Betty Wright, Alice Russell and more. The festival this year celebrates seven decades of the 'Best of British' and takes place on July 13-15. Organiser Wayne Hemingway said: "Having won the title of UK's 'Best New Festival', Vintage is back and bigger than ever for 2012. "We're going to create a mecca for everyone to come and celebrate the 'Best of British' culture and want the UK to join us." He added: "This summer is the 'summer (more)
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Lily Allen confirms music retirement

Lily Allen confirms music retirement
Lily Allen has confirmed that she is retiring from music to work on various fashion projects. The 'Smile' pop singer announced on Sky News this morning that her last concert will be at London's O2 on March 7. Speaking alongside Wayne Hemingway, Allen revealed that she would be working on the designer's Vintage At Goodwood project and her own Lucy In Disguise range. "I'm helping Wayne out with this first of all and then I'm opening up a shop with my sister and a couple of other people and I'm really busy," she said. "I'm in the office every day, sourcing clothes and getting really excited about my new venture." Hemingway added: "She's (more)
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Enid, Doctor Who and The Art on Your Wall with Sue Perkins | TV reviews

Enid Blyton was the mother from hell, even when she looked like Helena Bonham Carter, writes Phil Hogan

BBC4 has made an excellent name for itself over the years for its boundless variety of biopics revealing the colourful mental torments of public figures such as Frankie Howerd and Fanny Cradock and Hughie Green, and poor Mrs Beeton – once admired for her five ways with a sheep's head and now famous for having caught syphilis from Mr Beeton.

So even if you were the sort of diehard Secret Seven fanatic who hadn't noticed that Enid Blyton's reputation as an all-round good egg had been getting a stiff beating over the past 40 years, the appearance of Enid (BBC4)in the schedules should have rung alarm bells. We didn't have to wait long before she was busy being jolly horrid – threatening her driver with the sack for having a cold and looking
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U.S. Premiere Of "Britain's Missing Top Model" To Air On BBC America On December 1

"Britain's Missing Top Model" is a unique format for a modeling contest that challenges the stereotypes on the fashion industry. The contest is between eight girls who are all aspiring models, but all have a disability. Each week the girls will go through a series of challenges that will eventually lead to one of them winning.

The show begins on December 5th on BBC America at 9pm Et/Pt and the first episode will introduce the girls as they all move in to a London apartment and retell their stories behind their disabilities. Their mentor, Jonathan Phang, who was a modeling agent for 20 years, takes the girls through the modeling industry and teaches them the tricks of the trade.

The challenges include modeling lingerie in a store window, walking the catwalk, recording a television commercial with male models and a photo shoot in the rain. On the judging panel are
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A temple to Athena

The Wings of Love, Doisneau's The Kiss, Vettriano's Singing Butler… These prints have taken pride of place in millions of homes since the 70s. So what explains their enduring appeal? Miranda Sawyer celebrates the art that Britain took to its heart

Do you collect art? Of course you do. Not the bank-busting originals, the investment pieces bartered by hedge-fund analysts and arms dealers, secured by museums for the enlightenment of the nation. I mean the pictures you put on your wall to fill the space above the mantelpiece, to tone in with the sofa, to cover the stain and your first three attempts at drilling a hole to hang the thing up in the first place. Your art: the pictures and posters and objects that mean something to you, demonstrate your allegiances, history, hopes and taste, whether Sarah Beeny-approved or not.

It sticks to you, that kind of art,
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