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Is there anything more perfect on a Sunday evening than sitting down for a good old quiz show? No, which is why we're very happy that Stephen Mulhern is back with a brand new series of Catchphrase this weekend! To celebrate, we caught up with Stephen for a natter about rubbish contestants, trying not to follow in the footsteps of previous host Nick Weir, and why we're about to see a worthy successor to the infamous snake charmer rudeness...
Were you glad to get back to Catchphrase for a second series?
"Yes, I must say I was really, really pleased. It doesn't feel like going to work. With Catchphrase, there is something about it where as soon as you go back into the studio it just feels right. We have a couple of specials in this series, like a Mother's Day special, which is hilarious. It has David Walliams and »
Presenter has been living in California city for a year and has produced films on terminal illness, sex offenders and feral dogs
Louis Theroux will return to BBC2 later this year with three new films promising to take viewers to the most "extreme parts" of Los Angeles.
The documentary maker and presenter, who was last on BBC2 in 2012, spent a year living in La for the three documentaries, which will look at the treatment of patients with terminal illness at Hollywood's Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, sex offenders after they are released from prison, and the way the city deals with neglected and feral dogs.
"I've been living in Los Angeles with my family for the past year or so. It seemed a chance to explore different sides of a single place, by spending longer immersed in stories and going deeper with the subjects," said Theroux.
"I have a love-hate relationship with the city. »
- John Plunkett
Lancashire police defends inquiry after jury reaches unanimous verdicts, but actor's supporters damn prosecution for damaging his reputation
The Coronation Street star William Roache was acquitted of two counts of rape and five charges of indecent assault on Thursday at the end of a trial that raised questions about the decision of police and prosecutors to press charges.
The jury at Preston crown court reached unanimous verdicts after six hours of deliberation on alleged offences committed against five women dating back to between 1965 and 1971. At the time the women were aged between 14 and 16.
Speaking on the court steps, Roache thanked his supporters and insisted: "In these situations there are no winners and I think we should all be much kinder to ourselves." Roache, 81, who has played Ken Barlow since the soap launched in 1960, added: "Now if you excuse me I would like to get back to work."
Roache's legal team »
- Helen Pidd
3 items from 2014
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