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Low-paid workers compete to hang on to their jobs in a slightly perverse twist on Big Brother; the Victorian cop show returns – and Giles Coren hosts a new gameshow
Panellists Ann Widdecombe, Russell Kane and Dan Walker debate the answer to questions before offering their majority view to a contestant to help them win a cash prize. While each celeb’s eagerness to showcase their knowledge ensures that panel chemistry is lacking, the literature, geography and art-focused questions encourage both intriguing and watchable debate. Amy Walker
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- Amy Walker, Grace Rahman, Jonathan Wright, Luke Holland, Mark Gibbings-Jones, Ali Catterall, Graeme Virtue
Russell Kane and his hapless companion in a poignant – and entertaining – reminder of how dependent we are on our phones
‘Let’s ask the internet,” is something my four-year-old says a lot. To settle an argument (which is faster, a Jubilee line train or Usain Bolt?). To find something out (how do watermelons grow?). To find out how to do something (how do you make cheese scones?). Whether you like it or not, in the modern world the answer to everything is inside your phone. And that’s the basis of Stupid Man, Smart Phone (BBC2, Sunday, episode two is already on the iPlayer)
Comedian Russell Kane is the Stupid Man. Unfairly, I think; he doesn’t seem at all stupid to me, but by stupid, it really means hopeless when it comes to survival. With Kane in this first episode is Arron Crascall, the video prankster (that wasn’t »
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Heading on tour around the UK this month is Tiff Stevenson. Her new stand-up show, Mad Man, is about to get underway, and she spared us some time for a chat. It got quite nerdy...
I'll start with the obvious one, and then we can go nerdy. You're going on tour with a show called Mad Man. What's it about?
It's about identity really. Who we are as people, how much of our personalities are made up of what we think we like and what we put out into the world, and how much is chewed up and sold back to us through various advertisements and social media and everything else.
Do you have specific examples you're tapping into?
Yeah, sure. Advertising is a huge thread that runs through the show. »
3 items from 2016
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