A part of me can’t help but feel disappointed at that Clarkson’s departure: it obviously spells the end for Top Gear in its current guise. But I fully understand why Lord Hall made the decision he did. Really, he had no choice.
A common Christmas crisis: finding something suitably special for one’s nearest and dearest, when twelve months earlier it seemed unlikely you’d ever better that ‘one-off’ gift. Imagine, then, the struggle for the ad team at John Lewis, who every year give the Great British public greater and greater offerings.
The Apprentice returned this evening, with the usual mix of stuck-up candidates, witty voiceovers, and stunning aerial shots of London. Here, my Twitter round-up from tonight’s episode.
Poverty is all around us, apparently, but surely these days no one actually goes hungry, do they? A BBC two-part documentary attempts to shine light on the hidden hunger crisis on Britain’s streets. Here, Andrew Burdett reviews it.
With Downton Abbey over for another year, I give my thoughts on the fourth series, which has just ended. (BEWARE: This post may contain spoilers!)
History has been made today. Remember where you were. Remember this forever.
I’m a great fan of Top Gear, but its India Special in 2011 was embarrassing to sit through. Happily, this year, it seems Andy Wilman and his team have redeemed themselves.
As a ‘John Lewis Family’ the advert bore something of a sentimental value to it, featuring a specially-produced cover by Fyfe Dangerfield of the Billy Joel song Always A Woman To Me.