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31-6th November 2020

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in this issue

8 min.
‘the outlook is sunny’

Being Frank: the Frank Gardner Story Thursday 9.00pm BBC2 THERE ARE SOME things on TV that, once viewed, cannot be “unseen”. One such moment is in Being Frank, a documentary on the life of BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner. It’s when the dapper Gardner lies down on his bed, undoes his shirt and changes a colostomy bag. Nothing is spared, not even the “stoma”. Which is as it sounds. A bit of stomach, looking like uncooked meat, poking outside the body. After this, Frank winces as he changes a catheter and checks the tubing. Quite a lot of urine comes out. There’s black plastic sheeting on the bed, just in case, but Frank is a dab hand with wee. After all, he has coped with partial paralysis from the waist down…

8 min.
‘we love each other’

Truth Seekers available from 30 October Amazon Prime ‘When I met Simon and, through him, guys like David Walliams, I’d found my tribe’NICK FROST‘I moved in with Nick. It was a pit, but we spent so much time there we became like brothers’ SIMON PEGG SIMON PEGG AND NICK FROST’S on-screen relationship stretches back more than two decades, from cult C4 sitcom Spaced to director Edgar Wright’s subsequent “Cornetto Trilogy” of films: zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead, police spoof Hot Fuzz and sci-fi The World’s End. Pegg and Frost are now teaming up again, for Amazon horror comedy Truth Seekers, which pits them against the paranormal. As with much of their work together, it’s rooted in the friendship and professional partnership that began serendipitously in the early 1990s; they met while Frost…

4 min.
helping hands

The Pride of Britain Awards Sunday 9.00pm ITV AS A CHILD in postwar Britain, Dena Murphy recalls her father telling her something that left quite an impression. “He called me over one day and asked me which of my two hands I used the most,” she says. “When I told him my right hand, he said that it left me with one hand to help others. It took a while for me to understand what that meant, but it has stayed with me ever since.” Dena has certainly taken that message to heart, spending much of her life helping others. And never more so than in the past 20 years, during which the now great-grandmother has worked tirelessly with hundreds of ex-offenders, helping them fulfil their community service orders by teaching them gardening…

1 min.
happy halloween!

▪ It’s fright night across many channels, though it’s hard to beat Film 4’s offering at 10.45pm: Jamie Lee Curtis’s first encounter with the bogeyman in 1978’s Halloween. Its more blood-splattered sequel is at 12.45am on the Horror Channel, followed by the unconnected (underrated) Halloween III: Season of the Witch (2.35am). ▪ Those who’d rather shy away from slashers are well catered for elsewhere, with a repeat of the Agatha Christie’s Poirot mystery Halloween Party (5pm ITV3), which features a case of death by apple bobbing. There are ghostly goings-on for Jeff Randall, who gets a spectral detective partner in the 1969 pilot episode of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) at 1pm on Sony. ▪ And if it’s a soundtrack to the evening you’re looking for, BBC4 has TOTP2: Halloween Special at 10.25pm,…

1 min.
countryfile ramble

We’re used to seeing hills and valleys of yellow Pudsey hats on the annual Countryfile Ramble for BBC Children in Need (6.00pm BBC1), but this year’s treks will, of course, be looking and feeling different: Due to Covid–19 restrictions, the presenters will embark on one-to-one rambles with youngsters who are supported by Children in Need-funded charities or local projects. Matt Baker is in the Peak District, Anita Rani is in Scotland and Steve Brown visits Wales, so there’ll be no shortage of inspirational stories. Veteran host John Craven isn’t missing out either: he’s keeping things local in Oxfordshire, but will also be having virtual meet-ups with some members of the public who are lacing up their walking boots for their own charity rambles.…

1 min.
the archers this week…

No prizes for guessing who’s offering guidance to Freddie with the Christmas show. Yes, it’s the doyenne of Ambridge am-dram, Lynda, who is doing her best to steer her successor in the right direction. Lily, too, is helping her brother come up with ideas. But will Freddie take their words of wisdom on board? Or will the fate of the production be left hanging in the balance? Eddie’s obsession with finding riches at Brookfield gets him into trouble and he’s forced to think on his feet. Kirsty, meanwhile, opens up to Shula and gets some much-needed advice on Gavin. Philip, though, has other plans for his son and is determined to keep their secret. But will Gavin stand up to his dad?…