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18 Jul 19
The Irish Sun
SIR BILLY Connolly shocked fans by announcing his retirement from stand-up last December due to his battle with Parkinson’s. But the veteran Scottish comic is not ready to hang up his TV boots just yet. The Scottish comedian is making his TV comeback with an ITV show called Billy Connolly’s Great American Trail I can reveal Billy has landed his own ITV show travelling across the States, which has the working title Billy Connolly’s Great American Trail. The three-part series will see Billy, who was diagnosed with the debilitating disease in 2013, follow the route Scottish immigrants took after they first landed in America in the early 18th Century. He will chat to experts and descendants of immigrants along the way. A show insider said: “Billy admitted earlier this year that Parkinson’s was taking its toll and he could no longer cope with live performances. “But after ITV producers offered him a new adventure in the US, where he has spent half his life living, he decided it was too good to miss. The Scots comic announced his retirement from stand-up after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s “He’s been secretly working on the project and filmed footage for the show in March and June. It’s going to be welcome news for his fans who thought he was going to be retiring for good.” Billy Connolly’s Great American Trail will be broadcast on primetime TV this autumn. It comes after The Big Yin’s last ITV series, Billy’s Ultimate World Tour, proved a hit in December — drawing in 2.9million viewers. The comic will also release a film in October called The Sex Life Of Bandages, which is a recording of one of his last stand-up shows. Here’s to many more Billy projects in the future. [boxout headline=”must watch”]WHAT? Celebrity Gogglebox, C4, 9pm. WHY? In the series finale, stars including Nicole Appleton, Shaun Ryder and Professor Green give their views on the week’s telly from the comfort of their sofas. [/boxout] READ ON FOR MORE OF ANDY HALLS’ BIZARRE TV COLUMN A bad knight for Poldark THE image of Poldark villain George Warleggan with a sword at his throat is likely to delight fans of the period drama. Unfortunately, this exclusive image from this Sunday’s show doesn’t see him being executed, but knighted by King George III. Exclusive picture of Poldark villain George Warelggan being knighted The exclusive images from Sunday’s episode show the villain being ennobled by King George III George, played by Jack Farthing, is being ennobled as many aristocrats were in the 19th Century – and being a wealthy banker ­probably doesn’t hinder his cause. Quite why such a baddie gets a royal seal of approval is beyond me. Though, to be fair, the “mad king” was losing his mind at the time . . . bizbit CALL The Midwife writer Heidi Thomas and her actor husband Stephen McGann, were honoured by the University of Liverpool yesterday. They both received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters. Homing in on a hit MILLENNIALS will be handed all the money they need to buy a property at auction, which they will then renovate and sell in six months, for a new Channel 4 show. Couples taking part in The Great House Giveaway will be allowed to keep all the profit from the re-sale, however big, so they can use it as a deposit on a home of their own at the end of the show. Kirstie Allsopp was the co-host of hit property show Location, Location, Location The series will air this autumn, and bosses hope it will be as popular as Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer-hosted shows Location, Location, Location and Love It Or List It. Maybe they can get Kirstie and Phil to front this one, too. [boxout headline=”Fury and the bacon” intro=”TYSON Fury has revealed a surprising secret to staying fit and looking sharp on the first episode of Channel 4’s The Lateish Show With MO GILLIGAN, which is on tonight at 10pm.”]He said: “Cut the fat off the bacon and this is what you’re left with – a whole lot of sexiness. I’m careful about what I eat because I’d be 30 stone if I wasn’t . . . I lost ten stone only eight months ago.” Blimey, imagine if he went vegan . . .[/boxout] bizbit BRITAIN’s Got Talent’s 2014 winners, Collabro, are going into the filming of spin-off show, The Champions, on a high. The musical theatre four-piece have just signed a new record deal with BMG that includes a tour in 2020. Strictly heroes’ welcome IF this year’s Strictly Come Dancing code names are anything to go by, we’re going to see a lot of capes and masks in the line-up. I can reveal that secretive BBC bosses are using the names of superheroes to help disguise the identities of contestants ahead of the big reveal. Strictly Come Dancing star Stacey Dooley was given a code name after cheese [article-rail-section title=”most read in bizarre” posts_category=”12″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Last year, stars such as Stacey Dooley and Katie Piper were code named after cheeses. That was fitting for Seann Walsh – whose antics on the show stunk. A BBC source said: “The code names are a fun way of keeping everything hush hush ahead of the reveal. They try to mix it up every time and this year it will be a load of Batman, Superman and of course, Superwoman.” The line-up so far has seen ex-Corrie star Catherine Tyldesley, rower James Cracknell and Radio 1 DJ Dev Griffin in the mix. Danger Mouse would be a better booking than some unknown DJ. [bc_video video_id=”6048759642001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Intimate picture of Emily Atack and Strictly love-rat Seann Walsh in bed together is leaked online”] [boxout headline=”soapbox” intro=”THINGS are looking up in the romance stakes for Karen in EastEnders.”]But, the admiring glances are coming from an unexpected source – a lady called Caren, who starts flirting with Karen in The Prince Albert, before following up with some banter in The Vic. Stacey faces death threats from Phil – after he finds out the Slaters have the cash Alfie stole from him. Shirley tries to persuade Stacey to return the loot, or face Phil’s wrath. On Coronation Street, Maria has finally opened her eyes to Ali’s affections. After a string of dates from hell, Maria is surprised when the doctor/waiter arrives at her flat with a bottle of wine. As the alcohol kicks in, the pair start to dance, which leads to their first kiss.[/boxout]
18 Jul 19
The Scottish Sun
SIR BILLY Connolly shocked fans by announcing his retirement from stand-up last December due to his battle with Parkinson’s. But the veteran Scottish comic is not ready to hang up his TV boots just yet. The Scottish comedian is making his TV comeback with an ITV show called Billy Connolly’s Great American Trail I can reveal Billy has landed his own ITV show travelling across the States, which has the working title Billy Connolly’s Great American Trail. The three-part series will see Billy, who was diagnosed with the debilitating disease in 2013, follow the route Scottish immigrants took after they first landed in America in the early 18th Century. He will chat to experts and descendants of immigrants along the way. Billy Connolly discusses final film – joking ‘at least I don’t die in this one’ A show insider said: “Billy admitted earlier this year that Parkinson’s was taking its toll and he could no longer cope with live performances. “But after ITV producers offered him a new adventure in the US, where he has spent half his life living, he decided it was too good to miss. The Scots comic announced his retirement from stand-up after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s “He’s been secretly working on the project and filmed footage for the show in March and June. It’s going to be welcome news for his fans who thought he was going to be retiring for good.” Billy Connolly’s Great American Trail will be broadcast on primetime TV this autumn. It comes after The Big Yin’s last ITV series, Billy’s Ultimate World Tour, proved a hit in December — drawing in 2.9million viewers. The comic will also release a film in October called The Sex Life Of Bandages, which is a recording of one of his last stand-up shows. Here’s to many more Billy projects in the future. [boxout headline=”must watch”]WHAT? Celebrity Gogglebox, C4, 9pm. WHY? In the series finale, stars including Nicole Appleton, Shaun Ryder and Professor Green give their views on the week’s telly from the comfort of their sofas. [/boxout] READ ON FOR MORE OF ANDY HALLS’ BIZARRE TV COLUMN A bad knight for Poldark THE image of Poldark villain George Warleggan with a sword at his throat is likely to delight fans of the period drama. Unfortunately, this exclusive image from this Sunday’s show doesn’t see him being executed, but knighted by King George III. Exclusive picture of Poldark villain George Warelggan being knighted The exclusive images from Sunday’s episode show the villain being ennobled by King George III George, played by Jack Farthing, is being ennobled as many aristocrats were in the 19th Century – and being a wealthy banker ­probably doesn’t hinder his cause. Quite why such a baddie gets a royal seal of approval is beyond me. Though, to be fair, the “mad king” was losing his mind at the time . . . bizbit CALL The Midwife writer Heidi Thomas and her actor husband Stephen McGann, were honoured by the University of Liverpool yesterday. They both received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters. Homing in on a hit MILLENNIALS will be handed all the money they need to buy a property at auction, which they will then renovate and sell in six months, for a new Channel 4 show. Couples taking part in The Great House Giveaway will be allowed to keep all the profit from the re-sale, however big, so they can use it as a deposit on a home of their own at the end of the show. Kirstie Allsopp was the co-host of hit property show Location, Location, Location The series will air this autumn, and bosses hope it will be as popular as Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer-hosted shows Location, Location, Location and Love It Or List It. Maybe they can get Kirstie and Phil to front this one, too. [boxout headline=”Fury and the bacon” intro=”TYSON Fury has revealed a surprising secret to staying fit and looking sharp on the first episode of Channel 4’s The Lateish Show With MO GILLIGAN, which is on tonight at 10pm.”]He said: “Cut the fat off the bacon and this is what you’re left with – a whole lot of sexiness. I’m careful about what I eat because I’d be 30 stone if I wasn’t . . . I lost ten stone only eight months ago.” Blimey, imagine if he went vegan . . .[/boxout] bizbit BRITAIN’s Got Talent’s 2014 winners, Collabro, are going into the filming of spin-off show, The Champions, on a high. The musical theatre four-piece have just signed a new record deal with BMG that includes a tour in 2020. Strictly heroes’ welcome IF this year’s Strictly Come Dancing code names are anything to go by, we’re going to see a lot of capes and masks in the line-up. I can reveal that secretive BBC bosses are using the names of superheroes to help disguise the identities of contestants ahead of the big reveal. Strictly Come Dancing star Stacey Dooley was given a code name after cheese [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”76″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Last year, stars such as Stacey Dooley and Katie Piper were code named after cheeses. That was fitting for Seann Walsh – whose antics on the show stunk. A BBC source said: “The code names are a fun way of keeping everything hush hush ahead of the reveal. They try to mix it up every time and this year it will be a load of Batman, Superman and of course, Superwoman.” The line-up so far has seen ex-Corrie star Catherine Tyldesley, rower James Cracknell and Radio 1 DJ Dev Griffin in the mix. Danger Mouse would be a better booking than some unknown DJ. [bc_video video_id=”6048759642001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Intimate picture of Emily Atack and Strictly love-rat Seann Walsh in bed together is leaked online”] [boxout headline=”soapbox” intro=”THINGS are looking up in the romance stakes for Karen in EastEnders.”]But, the admiring glances are coming from an unexpected source – a lady called Caren, who starts flirting with Karen in The Prince Albert, before following up with some banter in The Vic. Stacey faces death threats from Phil – after he finds out the Slaters have the cash Alfie stole from him. Shirley tries to persuade Stacey to return the loot, or face Phil’s wrath. On Coronation Street, Maria has finally opened her eyes to Ali’s affections. After a string of dates from hell, Maria is surprised when the doctor/waiter arrives at her flat with a bottle of wine. As the alcohol kicks in, the pair start to dance, which leads to their first kiss.[/boxout] We pay for your stories and videos! Do you have a story or video for The Scottish Sun? Email us at scoop@thesun.co.uk or call 0141 420 5200  
18 Jul 19
The Sun
SIR BILLY Connolly shocked fans by announcing his retirement from stand-up last December due to his battle with Parkinson’s. But the veteran Scottish comic is not ready to hang up his TV boots just yet. The Scottish comedian is making his TV comeback with an ITV show called Billy Connolly’s Great American Trail I can reveal Billy has landed his own ITV show travelling across the States, which has the working title Billy Connolly’s Great American Trail. The three-part series will see Billy, who was diagnosed with the debilitating disease in 2013, follow the route Scottish immigrants took after they first landed in America in the early 18th Century. He will chat to experts and descendants of immigrants along the way. A show insider said: “Billy admitted earlier this year that Parkinson’s was taking its toll and he could no longer cope with live performances. “But after ITV producers offered him a new adventure in the US, where he has spent half his life living, he decided it was too good to miss. The Scots comic announced his retirement from stand-up after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s “He’s been secretly working on the project and filmed footage for the show in March and June. It’s going to be welcome news for his fans who thought he was going to be retiring for good.” Billy Connolly’s Great American Trail will be broadcast on primetime TV this autumn. It comes after The Big Yin’s last ITV series, Billy’s Ultimate World Tour, proved a hit in December — drawing in 2.9million viewers. The comic will also release a film in October called The Sex Life Of Bandages, which is a recording of one of his last stand-up shows. Here’s to many more Billy projects in the future. [boxout headline=”must watch”]WHAT? Celebrity Gogglebox, C4, 9pm. WHY? In the series finale, stars including Nicole Appleton, Shaun Ryder and Professor Green give their views on the week’s telly from the comfort of their sofas. [/boxout] READ ON FOR MORE OF ANDY HALLS’ BIZARRE TV COLUMN A bad knight for Poldark THE image of Poldark villain George Warleggan with a sword at his throat is likely to delight fans of the period drama. Unfortunately, this exclusive image from this Sunday’s show doesn’t see him being executed, but knighted by King George III. Exclusive picture of Poldark villain George Warelggan being knighted The exclusive images from Sunday’s episode show the villain being ennobled by King George III George, played by Jack Farthing, is being ennobled as many aristocrats were in the 19th Century – and being a wealthy banker ­probably doesn’t hinder his cause. Quite why such a baddie gets a royal seal of approval is beyond me. Though, to be fair, the “mad king” was losing his mind at the time . . . bizbit CALL The Midwife writer Heidi Thomas and her actor husband Stephen McGann, were honoured by the University of Liverpool yesterday. They both received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters. Homing in on a hit MILLENNIALS will be handed all the money they need to buy a property at auction, which they will then renovate and sell in six months, for a new Channel 4 show. Couples taking part in The Great House Giveaway will be allowed to keep all the profit from the re-sale, however big, so they can use it as a deposit on a home of their own at the end of the show. Kirstie Allsopp was the co-host of hit property show Location, Location, Location The series will air this autumn, and bosses hope it will be as popular as Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer-hosted shows Location, Location, Location and Love It Or List It. Maybe they can get Kirstie and Phil to front this one, too. [boxout headline=”Fury and the bacon” intro=”TYSON Fury has revealed a surprising secret to staying fit and looking sharp on the first episode of Channel 4’s The Lateish Show With MO GILLIGAN, which is on tonight at 10pm.”]He said: “Cut the fat off the bacon and this is what you’re left with – a whole lot of sexiness. I’m careful about what I eat because I’d be 30 stone if I wasn’t . . . I lost ten stone only eight months ago.” Blimey, imagine if he went vegan . . .[/boxout] bizbit BRITAIN’s Got Talent’s 2014 winners, Collabro, are going into the filming of spin-off show, The Champions, on a high. The musical theatre four-piece have just signed a new record deal with BMG that includes a tour in 2020. Strictly heroes’ welcome IF this year’s Strictly Come Dancing code names are anything to go by, we’re going to see a lot of capes and masks in the line-up. I can reveal that secretive BBC bosses are using the names of superheroes to help disguise the identities of contestants ahead of the big reveal. Strictly Come Dancing star Stacey Dooley was given a code name after cheese [article-rail-section title=”most read in bizarre” posts_category=”330″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Last year, stars such as Stacey Dooley and Katie Piper were code named after cheeses. That was fitting for Seann Walsh – whose antics on the show stunk. A BBC source said: “The code names are a fun way of keeping everything hush hush ahead of the reveal. They try to mix it up every time and this year it will be a load of Batman, Superman and of course, Superwoman.” The line-up so far has seen ex-Corrie star Catherine Tyldesley, rower James Cracknell and Radio 1 DJ Dev Griffin in the mix. Danger Mouse would be a better booking than some unknown DJ. [bc_video video_id=”6048759642001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Intimate picture of Emily Atack and Strictly love-rat Seann Walsh in bed together is leaked online”] [boxout headline=”soapbox” intro=”THINGS are looking up in the romance stakes for Karen in EastEnders.”]But, the admiring glances are coming from an unexpected source – a lady called Caren, who starts flirting with Karen in The Prince Albert, before following up with some banter in The Vic. Stacey faces death threats from Phil – after he finds out the Slaters have the cash Alfie stole from him. Shirley tries to persuade Stacey to return the loot, or face Phil’s wrath. On Coronation Street, Maria has finally opened her eyes to Ali’s affections. After a string of dates from hell, Maria is surprised when the doctor/waiter arrives at her flat with a bottle of wine. As the alcohol kicks in, the pair start to dance, which leads to their first kiss.[/boxout]
18 Jul 19
Dandelion Salad

by William Bowles Writer, Dandelion Salad Investigating Imperialism London, England July 18, 2019 I am nothing if not an optimist, a trait that most on the Left seem to share. A belief in the future, that there is one that includes us. That things, eventually, get better, if we fight for it. ‘Unrealistic’, I hear […]

18 Jul 19
FindYourSounds / EDM NEWS & EDM FESTIVALS & MUSIC NEWS

Red hot Ukranian duo ARTBAT continue to dominate in 2019, and now their Essential Mix for Radio 1 went live last Saturday July 13th (1am) as well as announcing more than 30 dates round the world in the next eight weeks.    Artur and Batish have been flying in recent months and have just been […]

18 Jul 19
Stagedoor FM

Blur have announced plans to celebrate 25 years of their seminal album ‘Parklife’ with the release of their 1994 BBC Radio 1 session on vinyl. Set for release on 2nd August, the 4-track 10″ record will feature performances that the band played in session with Mark Radcliffe back in March 1994, just weeks ahead of […]

18 Jul 19
happygoldfish's jewish tv (and radio) guide

today (thursday 18th), 7.06-8.07am, 1.03-1.04pm, 1.20-1.29pm, and 6.16-6.18pm, on bbc radio 4  today (presented by nick robinson), world at one (presented by sarah montague), and six o’clock news (presented by kathy clugston) include … “Labour peers will meet to consider a vote of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn after he sacked the Brexit minister in […]

18 Jul 19
Londinium

In 1982 the historian John Julius Norwich wrote of his 1930s boyhood that ‘empire was all around us, celebrated on our biscuit tins, chronicled on our cigarette cards, part of the fabric of our lives. We were all imperialists then’ (MacKenzie 1986, 8). Despite a rich intellectual anti-imperialist tradition, political opposition to imperialism was limited […]

18 Jul 19
It's just the booze dancing...

G-LO: Well, you did it again! A red-eye flight from LAX to JFK on Tuesday evening, an afternoon of eating and drinking in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon followed by a 4 hour Kosher BBQ and whisky event in Battery Park at a little thing called Kiddushfest – World of Whisky, Brews, and Que, post-event […]

18 Jul 19
Cats in the Cradle Blog

Today I’d like to introduce you to Guvna B, a Christian rapper from London. I really love his music, and put a few favorites down below. Let me know what you think in the comments. Everyday  Cast your cares Nothing But the Blood Show me the way King of my heart About Guvna B Taken […]

18 Jul 19
New Delhi Times

In a July 5 story about TV specials marking the 1969 moon landing, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a July 20 concert celebrating the event will air on PBS. The National Symphony Orchestra Pops concert at the Kennedy Center will not be aired. A corrected version of the story, omitting the concert, is below: […]

18 Jul 19
Agency Reporter

Catch the exclusive Indian television premiere of ‘First Man’ and ‘8 days to the Moon. The docu-series chronicles the journey of the first man to step on the moon. Students from various schools will get to witness this grand visual spectacle and hear the original and candid cockpit audio files from fifty years ago! 50 years ago, on July […]

18 Jul 19
Over The Rainbow Book Blog

Book Synopsis: Japan, 1957. Seventeen-year-old Naoko Nakamura’s prearranged marriage secures her family’s status in their traditional Japanese community. However, Naoko has fallen for an American sailor and to marry him would bring great shame upon her entire family. When it’s learned Naoko carries the sailor’s child, she’s cast out in disgrace and forced to make […]