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The 2010 general election. A hung parliament. Political stalemate engulfs the country. Vibrant young politician Nick Clegg is visited by a vision of the Virgin Mary: "Nick," she says. "This is your time. You have the power to change things." Clegg is the story of one man's decision to grasp this power and make a right old pig's ear of it. Daniel Day-Lewis insists on remaining in character during production, asking both cast and crew to avoid eye-contact at all times, in case he sees it as invitation to wander over and make desperately awkward smalltalk.
Tagline He came. He saw. He did whatever Dave said.
James Dyson: Lust For Balls
Starring: Sly Stallone as James Dyson
The year is 2525. Cryogenically reanimated cyborg James Dyson, knowing that his power source is failing, »
- Stuart Heritage
It was exactly 30 years ago on 17 January that not a particularly expectant nation sat down to watch its first taste of breakfast television.
What it delivered, along with Frank Bough, Selina Scott, Debbie Rix and Nick Ross on a sofa, was Francis Wilson forecasting the weather, Diana Moran – the Lycra-clad "green goddess" – getting the nation fit over their cornflakes, and Russell Grant, in a brightly coloured jumper, doing the horoscopes.
Richard Ingrams, writing in the Spectator, was not impressed. "There is no earthly reason why anyone of any intelligence would want to watch it," he wrote.
"If you look back you think, no wonder people were taken »
- John Plunkett
2 items from 2013
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