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‘A Landscape of Lies’ Review

Stars: Andrea McLean, Danny Midwinter, Andre Nightingale, Philip Brodie, Victoria Hopkins, Marc Bannerman, Anna Passey | Written and Directed by Paul Knight

Another grand addition to the traditional “Brit Flick” stable, featuring murder, intrigue, deception, drama and a twist-y turn-y plot that will leave you wondering “Who can you trust when the truth is buried in A Landscape of Lies” In a sea of gritty Brit flicks, half the battle can often be finding one that first of all grabs your attention but once they have it they can keep it? A Landscape of Lies, on paper, sounds right up my Sesame (Street, bit of rhyming for you there). It’s British, it’s fairly low budget and the cast is a veritable smorgasbord of “Hey, that’s him from that other movie I liked” or “Oh crap, its her… nice”. The performances are The area where the indie movie can
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‘Loose Women’ Panelist Breaks Down As She Reveals She Was Drugged And Sexually Assaulted As A Teenage Model

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British star Penny Lancaster broke down on today’s “Loose Women” as she opened up about being drugged and sexually assaulted in her late teens. Lancaster, 46 – who is married to Rod Stewart, 72 – was a young model when the horrific attack took place. Speaking to fellow panelists Andrea McLean, Nadia Sawalha and Jane […]
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The Crystal Maze 2017 episode 4 review

Louisa Mellor Jul 13, 2017

The Crystal Maze reaches the end of its celebrity run with a couple of Loose Women, an EastEnder, a Northerner and a class clown…

In the genus of UK gameshow hosts, Richard Ayoade defies sub-categorisation. He’s not a Blood-Drinking Reptilian Overlord (Chris Tarrant, Noel Edmonds, Eamonn Holmes), nor is he Someone Who Would Be Driving A Foxtons Mini If They Weren’t On TV (Patrick Mulhern, Davina McCall, Paddy McGuinness, Vernon Kay). He’s not a Barrymore, a Bowen or a Les Dennis, and neither is he a Grandad Who 100% Killed Someone In The War (William G. Stewart, Des Lynam, Bruce Forsyth).

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Ayoade’s a mutant variety. The ludicrousness of dragging a quintet of Heat Magazine’s finest around in a Bristol studio decked out
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‘Chancers’ – The Great Gangster Film Fraud

Bashar Al Issa, a bankrupt Middle Eastern entrepreneur and Aoife Madden, an unemployed Irish actress join up to make feature films. Their first movie will have an almost unheard-of budget for a British film of £20m. But there’s a problem – the money never actually comes in. Undeterred, Bashar and Aoife submit £8m of production accounts to the British taxman and claim £2.5m in film tax breaks. The authorities smell a rat. They investigate, arrest, and charge the producers, and then bail them.

While out on bail, the producers decide to prove their innocence by actually making a film. They hire Paul Knight, a former nightclub bouncer, now a self-made film director, whose credits are some unreleased and unfinished films uploaded to Youtube, to make their movie for just a £100,000. The title: “A Landscape of Lies.” Paul Knight recruits an unusual cast that include one of the presenters of ITV’s daytime show Loose Women,
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Peter Stringfellow has agreed to have his hair chopped live on Loose Women

Get ready to say goodbye to Peter Stringfellow's trademark silver locks.

The 75-year-old nightclub owner was given a makeover on ITV's Loose Women earlier, before agreeing to part with his hair live on air for a good cause.

Peter Stringfellow at 74: 'Being a father at my age is fantastic'

Makeover panelist Gloria Hunniford said to him on today's show (October 29): "There's one thing I've got to bring up with you Peter, the hair is still really quite long... would you agree at any time to get your hair chopped?"

Stringfellow replied: "Absolutely not."

Presenter Andrea McLean then asked him: "How about if we asked you to cut it of live on air?"

After being egged on by the audience, Stringfellow said: "My wife loves it shorter, so okay, I'll do it for charity."

Stringfellow will be back on Loose Women on December 1 to have his cut
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'Loose Women' become Calendar girls

'Loose Women's' Andrea McLean and actress Anita Dobson have posed naked for the Women's Institute. The TV stars stripped off as part of a unique celebration for the organisation's 100th birthday and used a pair of tasty-looking buns each to hide their modesty. Talking about the shoot, Andrea - who is a regular panelist on the ITV daytime show - said: '' I tell you what, they didn't need considerably bigger buns when it came to me. A couple of Jammie Dodgers and it would have been fine! ''It was great fun though and Anita and I, we'd never worked together before and
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Loose Women stars go topless to recreate iconic Wi calendar shots, iced buns and all

Loose Women anchor Andrea McLean and guest panellist Anita Dobson have recreated the Women's Institute's iconic calendar shots with some strategically placed iced buns.

The pair have become ITV's very own Calendar Girls to celebrate the centenary of the Wi, with today's show marking its anniversary.

In another shot, TV presenter McLean and former EastEnders star Dobson can be seen protecting their modesty with a pair of Loose Women mugs.

The Women's Institute was created in Britain in 1915 in a bid to encourage more women to get involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then, it has become the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK, and counts The Queen among its 212,000 members.

The naked photoshoot is based on a real-life charity fundraiser that was organised in 1999 and inspired by the tradition from the hidebound Woman's Institute association. It was immortalised in the 2003 comedy movie Calendar Girls,
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Loose Women to air live from the Coronation Street cobbles in a one-off special

Loose Women will be broadcasting a special takeover show from the Coronation Street set later this week.

The programme will air live from the cobbles with a studio audience in the Rovers Return, which now forms part of Coronation Street The Tour.

Andrea McLean, Jane Moore and Jamelia will be presenting from the iconic pub, while Nadia Sawalha will act as a roving reporter from the new Corrie set in Media City.

A different female cast member will join the Loose Women panel for each part of the programme and a host of Coronation Street guests will be speaking to the women throughout the show.

Fans can also look forward to some extra show gossip as Sawalha goes behind-the-scenes to get some exclusive secrets.

Actress Beverley Callard - who plays Liz McDonald and will be one of the guest panellists - said: "I am looking forward to being part of
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Andrea McLean definitely won't be the next Loose Woman on Celebrity Big Brother

Andrea McLean has insisted that she won't be the next Loose Women panelist to join Celebrity Big Brother.

Nadia Sawalha, Coleen Nolan, Carol McGiffin and Denise Welch have all appeared on recent series of the reality show, but McLean thinks Channel 5 producers "wouldn't get their money's worth" with her.

She told Digital Spy at the press night for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in London: "I've said no all along. For one, I'd be so boring that they wouldn't get their money's worth.

"I've got no idea if anyone is doing it!" she added, when asked if any of her fellow panelists have been approached about the upcoming run.

Meanwhile, McLean said that she has no intention of signing up to any talent competitions this year as she wants to enjoy her summer without being injured, as she was last year while preparing for BBC One's Tumble.
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Loose Women's Andrea McLean goes under the spell of Britain's Got Talent's Hypno Dog

Britain's Got Talent's Hypno Dog has claimed another victim... Loose Women panellist Andrea McLean.

She and fellow presenter Nadia Sawalha sat down with the pooch named Princess plus her assistant Krystyna Lennon earlier. Naturally, the Loose Women pair looked into Hypno Dog's eyes, not around the eyes, into her eyes.

As seen in the must-watch video, a hypnotised Sawalha wakes up to think she is Janet Street-Porter, and McLean believes dogs should have the same rights as humans.

After causing a bit of controversy last month, Lennon and Hypno Dog told Digital Spy they are used to people questioning their act - but challenged cynics to come to a live show.

Watch the original Britain's Got Talent audition featuring Hypno Dog below:
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Judy Finnigan returning to TV as Loose Women panellist

Judy Finnigan has joined the Loose Women panel.

The former This Morning presenter is returning to TV without her husband Richard Madeley, joining the ITV talk show as a regular panellist.

She said: "I know I said I wouldn't go back on the telly, but actually I'm looking forward to occasionally contributing to lively conversations between a group of outspoken and intelligent women."

The 66-year-old has been largely absent from TV in recent years, following the end of her chat show with Madeley on Watch five years ago.

Finnigan is joining a new panel on Loose Women, alongside Andrea McLean, Ruth Langsford, Coleen Nolan and Janet Street Porter.

Rod Stewart's ex-wife Penny Lancaster, veteran broadcaster Gloria Hunniford and former X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne will act as guest panellists.

The 19th series of Loose Women begins next Monday (September 8) on ITV.
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Tumble presenter Alex Jones undertakes some trampoline practice

Tumble host Alex Jones has been joining in with trampolining training ahead of tomorrow night's show (August 23).

The presenter has clocked up some jumping practice as she is planning to open the show with an acrobatic routine alongside the series' ten professionals.

Producers are transforming the studio floor into a huge matrix of trampolines, and Jones is preparing an introduction that puts her at the heart of the gymnasts' performance.

Equipped with an empty plastic water bottle in place of a microphone, the One Show host was shown how to bounce high in the air, before controlling her landing. She was also coached on how to fall onto her back and bounce up on her feet again.

"Alex loves being part of Tumble and has been a great sport," said a show insider. "She is properly getting stuck in and definitely cranking her presenting duties up a notch.

"She has
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BBC One's Tumble increases audience for first elimination

BBC One's Tumble grew on its debut audience last night (August 16), according to overnight figures.

The celebrity gymnastics show was watched by an average of 3.30m (20.2%) across its 90-minute time slot, a small increase on the 3.16m who watched the first episode.

The episode, which saw presenter Andrea McLean become the first celebrity eliminated, peaked with 4.13m (23.3%).

However, a Mrs Brown's Boys repeat won the day with its 4.80m (26.6%) average audience share. Sandwiched between the reality series and comedy, The National Lottery: Break the Safe secured an average audience of 3.44m (19.2%) between 8pm and 9pm.

Over on ITV, Ben Shephard-fronted gameshow Tipping Point: Lucky Stars, showing a week-on-week increase with 3.06m (17.3%) in its hour-long slot from 7.45pm. It was followed by All Star Family Fortunes which was enjoyed by 2.76m (14.4%). Earlier in the evening, You've Been Framed and Famous! attracted 2.32m (14.3%).

BBC Two's athletics coverage from
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Andrea McLean becomes first celebrity to leave BBC's Tumble

Loose Women presenter Andrea McLean has become the first celebrity gymnast to leave BBC One's Tumble.

The result was decided by head judge Nadia Comăneci after McLean took on former Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan in the Vault challenge.

The pair faced the deciding challenge after finishing bottom of the leader board when scores from weeks one and two were taken into consideration.

McLean told presenter Alex Jones that she had "loved every minute" on the show. The ex-weathergirl battled through ankle injuries to perform her routine, winning praise from Comăneci for overcoming a mistake during the live performance.

Speaking after the result, Jones teased that the discipline next week will be trampolining. Other remaining stars include Girls Aloud's Sarah Harding, ex-Sugababe Amelle Berrabah, boxer Carl Froch and actor John Partridge.

Steps star Ian 'H' Watkins topped the judges' leaderboard with an impressive 31 points, while Dynasty star Emma Samms
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Mr Motivator departs BBC's Tumble due to knee injury

Mr Motivator has departed BBC One's gymnastics show Tumble.

The fitness expert and former GMTV personality dislocated his knee during a trial run of the show.

Mr Motivator, whose real name is Derrick Evans, will need to undergo surgery to correct the damage done to his knee.

Evans said that he was "devastated" not to be able to continue in what he describes as an "amazing experience".

"A heartfelt thanks goes to all the team but especially my gymnastics partner Kerry and coach Alberto, who have been so supportive and brilliant to work with - I'm sorry our journey has been broken this way," he added.

Former Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan will replace Evans, it has been reported.

BBC recently released the first cast photo for its upcoming primetime show.

Contestants include Sugababes singer Amelle Berrabah, EastEnders star John Partridge, and Girls Aloud member Sarah Harding.

Steps star
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BBC's Tumble: See Andrea McLean, Sarah Harding, more in cast picture

The first cast photo from BBC One's Tumble has been revealed.

The newly-released picture features the ten celebrities taking part in various gymnastic activities, aided by ribbons and hoops.

Sugababes singer Amelle Berrabah, EastEnders star John Partridge, and Girls Aloud member Sarah Harding are all taking part in the competition.

Steps star Ian 'H' Watkins, presenter Andrea Mclean, and The Only Way is Essex's Lucy Mecklenburgh are also involved, as are Wolfblood's Bobby Lockwood and Dynasty actress Emma Samms.

Middleweight boxing champion Carl Froch and Mr Motivator complete the lineup of celebrity competitors, although the fitness expert's involvement was recently called into question due to injury.

Alex Jones is presenting the Saturday night series, while Olympian Beth Tweddle takes on a mentor role to the celebrities.

Watkins has shared gruesome injury photos with fans during his time training for the show.

Tumble will air on BBC One
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Carol Vorderman quits Loose Women

Carol Vorderman has quit 'Loose Women'. The 53-year-old presenter - who shares anchor duties with Andrea McLean, Ruth Langsford and Kaye Adams - has decided to leave the ITV daytime talk show after three years to concentrate on other TV projects and fly around the world for charity. The budding pilot admits she has struggled to commit to the show in the last year because she's in deep training for her flight around the world and handed in her notice to ITV bosses last week after much deliberation. Carol explained: ''I am getting into the hard work for my planning and training to
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Towie, EastEnders, Girls Aloud stars join BBC gymnastics show Tumble

BBC One has announced the 10 celebrities to compete in new gymnastics reality show Tumble.

Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding, former EastEnders actor John Partridge, Towie's Lucy Mecklenburgh and Sugababe Amelle Berrabah will all be taking part.

Current super middleweight boxing champion Carl Froch, Dynasty icon Emma Samms, Wolfblood actor Bobby Lockwood and Loose Women host Andrea McLean will also feature.

The lineup is completed by Steps singer Ian 'H' Watkins and '90s TV star Mr Motivator.

Alex Jones will present the primetime Saturday night series, while British Olympian Beth Tweddle will act as a mentor for the celebrities.

The judging panel will be made up of Olympic gymnastics legend Nadia Comaneci, London 2012 hero and Strictly Come Dancing champion Louis Smith, Team Gb gymnastics captain turned sports broadcaster Craig Heap, and cirque artist Sebastien Stella.

Tumble will see the famous faces learning and mastering gymnastic skills across six weeks of live TV shows.
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Birds of a Feather stars to take over Loose Women

The stars of 'Birds of a Feather' are to take over 'Loose Women' in a special episode. Pauline Quirke - who portrays Sharon Theodopolopodus in the ITV sitcom - will appear on the panel of the daytime show on January 16 alongside her on-screen sister Linda Robson (Tracey Stubbs), who is a permanent 'Loose Women' panellist, and Lesley Joseph (Dorien Green). Speaking on today's (08.01.14) 'Loose Women', Linda said: ''I am going to be bossing them around, telling them what to do! I can't wait - I'm really excited!'' Andrea McLean will anchor the special 'Birds of a Feather' takeover episode,
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Birds of a Feather cast take over Loose Women

The cast of Birds of a Feather will take over Loose Women for a special episode of the daytime talk show.

Linda Robson, Pauline Quirke and Lesley Joseph will all appear on the panel alongside regular anchor Andrea McLean and be honorary Loose Women for the day.

The episode will air on Thursday, January 16.

Birds of a Feather returned on January 2 for its first new episodes in 15 years.

Airing on ITV, the show pulled in a bumper audience of over 7.54 million, the highest sitcom launch on the channel for over a decade.

Birds of a Feather continues on Thursday nights on ITV.

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