8 items from 2015
I don’t know anything about hip-hop and research is hard, not to mention time consuming. So, with the eagerly awaited Nwa movie Straight Outta Compton approaching release, I point you in the direction of Thn’s gushing review (“one of the best films of the year”). For anyone more interested in four Nigels, you’re welcome.
Nigel Havers ‘Straight Outta…London’
If there was ever a Nigel of ups and downs, it’s London’s very own Nigel Havers. He became a household name in 1981 thanks to his portrayal of Lord Andrew Lindsay in Chariots of Fire. He allegedly had an affair and went on to marry his mistress later that decade. He took his love-ratting from real life to fiction, playing womanising scoundrel Lewis Archer in Coronation Street in 2009. Just five years later he starred as ‘King Rat’ in Swindon Wyvern Theatre’s production of Dick Whittington. Presumably »
- Dave Bennett
Would UK entry Electro Velvet fare better than our last duo Jemini, who got nul points in 2003? How did special guest Australia get on? Stuart Heritage was there for every last Eurovision second
And now we are done. Sincerest congratulations to Sweden, and commiserations to all the other contestants, uniformly doomed as they are to become embedded YouTube clips in endless ‘What the hell was all that about’ Eurovision precursor articles a decade from now.
Now, while we go through our own individual post-Eurovision decompression routines – I don’t know about you, but mine involves putting my head into a metal bin and shouting ‘Why?’ over and over again until I tumble into the comforting arms of unconsciousness – it’s time for me to thank you. Whoever you are, wherever you come from, I appreciate you hanging out with me this evening. If you want to follow me on Twitter, »
- Stuart Heritage
Celebrity chef to represent UK ... by reading out the results of the nation’s voting live on the BBC
Nigella Lawson will represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest. Not by singing – although that would be fun – but by reading out the results of the nation’s voting live from London for this Saturday’s annual jamboree in Vienna.
Lawson, soon to be back on the BBC for the first time in three years with her new BBC2 show, Simply Nigella, confirmed her role on Twitter.
Yes, it's true. Oui, c'est vrai. Ja, das ist wahr. https://t.co/X6dVnik2JG
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Related: Eurovision Song Contest invites Australia to join ‘world’s biggest party’
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- John Plunkett
Nigella Lawson is set to host her first British TV show since her court case with her former assistants. The 55-year-old chef - who last appeared on UK screens with 'Nigellissima' in 2012 - will present 'Simply Nigella' on BBC Two, a series focusing on 'a new pared-down approach to cooking and eating', rather than her usual decadent take on dishes. Nigella said: ''It's about food that makes our life easier, that makes us feel better, more alive and less stressed.'' The cook appeared as a judge on 'The Taste' on Channel 4 in 2014, but this new show will mark Nigella's first »
Mum will star Lesley Manville as a mother in her late 50s, rebuilding her life after the death of her husband.
BBC Two has also confirmed a full series of Two Doors Down, based on the one-off that aired in 2013 about a Scottish family, their friends and neighbours.
Peep Show actor Jim Howick will lead the cast as a meek schoolteacher who struggles to survive the stag weekend from hell.
BBC Two has also announced that it will begin airing new episodes of »
The show, which promises to focus on both meals for special occasions and simple everyday meals, will feature a few recipes in each episode.
Lawson will talk about what the recipes mean to her, give tips on the simplest ways to make them, and show us how to cook everything from brunches to bowl food.
"It's about food that makes our life easier, that makes us feel better, more alive, and less stressed," she said.
Davina McCall could become the next Nigella Lawson. The 'Million Pound Drop' host is reportedly being eyed up by TV bosses to become the next big celebrity chef following the release of her first cookbook this week. A source told the Daily Star newspaper: ''Cooking's huge on TV. A fresh face is badly needed and Davina could become the new queen of the kitchen.'' Nigella - who has had a number of popular cookbooks and TV shows - recently relaunched her career in the Us after divorcing husband Charles Saatchi last year and Davina could now be set to replace her on British »
8 items from 2015
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