SWITCH ON!; True romance that's all at sea.COMMON AS MUCK Common As Muck was a BBC comedy drama serial about the lives of a crew of binmen. It ran for two series, in 1994 and 1997.
It starred Edward Woodward, Roy Hudd, Neil Dudgeon and Tim Healy, and was set in an industrial town in the north of England.
Where there's muck, there's brass, or so the gold-digging June Whitfield June Rosemary Whitfield, CBE (born 11 November 1925) is an English actress who has been well known in the United Kingdom since the 1950s for her radio and television roles. thinks.
The veteran actress plays the mercenary Irene who has her clutches into Edward Woodward's retiring binman Nev in this delightful comedy drama.
Nev and Irene have gone to Fleetwood to tie the knot at the seaside.
But, back home, his mates have decided that the blushing bride-to-be is only after his money.
So they hotfoot hot·foot
intr.v. hot·foot·ed, hot·foot·ing, hot·foots Informal
To go in haste. Often used with it: hotfoot it out of town.
n. pl. it to the coast to try and stop the wedding.
But tragedy is about to strike and change everyone's lives forever. Woodward, who is in award- winning form as Nev, says: "Nev's fallen in love and he has rediscovered his zest for life in a way which changes him completely and utterly."
There's more romance, too, for Sharon, played by the brilliant Kathy Burke, and Ken (Neil Dudgeon), as sparks fly between them once again.
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Publicly financed broadcasting system in Britain. A private company at its founding in 1922, it was replaced by a public corporation under royal charter in 1927. 1, 9.30pm
MILLAR'S CHOICE - HOLLYWOOD LOVERS
THE chances of enjoying wedded bliss in Hollywood are not very high.
For six out of 10 of Tinseltown's marriages finish up on the rocks.
So there should be no shortage of tales of marital doom and gloom doom and gloom
Gloom and doom.
doom-and-gloom adj. when this series looks at divorce - Hollywood style.
Movie star Goldie Hawn has experience of marital hassle on and off the screen.
Her latest hit film, The First Wives Club, is about a series of failed relationships and Goldie twice went through the trauma of divorce before settling down with Kurt Russell.
The usual suspects are featured tonight.
Which means bitingly funny comments from comedienne Joan Rivers, Alana Stewart and Amanda De Cadenet Amanda de Cadenet (born May 19, 1972) is a British-born actress and photographer. Though she was initially better known as the daughter of British race car driver Alain de Cadenet and as a "wild child" socialite, she has since earned acclaim as a fashion/portrait photographer. .
Olivia Goldsmith, the author of The First Wives Club, also throws in her two cents worth two cents worth
A usually unsolicited opinion on a subject: offered my two cents worth on the new policy. .
FACTUAL - HOW DO THEY DO THAT? Eamonn Holmes and Esther McVey, left, find out why babies can swim underwater. Plus a look at the oldest ever British movie.
CHAT - DES O'CONNOR TONIGHT: The usual mixture of music and comedy. Tonight's vocal stars are Lionel Richie and Michelle Gayle, right. Phil Cool and Eddie Izzard provide the laughs.
ITV (1) See interactive TV.
(2) (iTV) The code name for Apple's video media hub (see Apple TV). , 8.00pm
SPORT - A QUESTION OF SPORT: Team captains Ally McCoist and John Parrott are joined by golfer Laura Davies, jockey Tony McCoy, rugby's Lawrence Dallaglio and David Sea- man, the England goalie who saved THAT penalty.
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SOAP - CORONATION STREET: Ken Barlow (Bill Roache) discovers that his job may be in jeopardy. Gail and Alma's friendship is also destined des·tine
tr.v. des·tined, des·tin·ing, des·tines
1. To determine beforehand; preordain: a foolish scheme destined to fail; a film destined to become a classic.
2. to go out the window as the fall- out from Baldwin's antics continues.
FOOD - RICK STEIN'S FRUITS OF THE SEA: A taste of heaven for seafood fans as Stein goes to Brittany in northern France and conjures up a fabulous squid stew.
YESTERDAY'S VIEW - ALL OVER THE SHOP
The makers of this morning game show must figure that Napoleon got it wrong when he said we were a nation of shopkeepers Nation of Shopkeepers
name disdainfully given to Britain by Napoleon Bonaparte. [Fr. Hist.: Wheeler, 256]
See : Britain .
The basis of the programme is that we are a bunch of shoppers because this is, as far as I'm aware, the first consumer game show.
Which only goes to prove that, as telly heads further into the `make it cheap and cheerful' philosophy, just about anything can be turned into a programme.
It's all about being able to remember telly commercial jingles, guess the cost of stuff and know consumer rights.
The questions, delivered by Paul Ross in as entertaining a fashion as he could muster, were hardly brain of Britain Brain of Britain is a BBC radio general knowledge quiz, broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
It began as a slot in What Do You Know? in 1953 before becoming a programme in its own right in 1967. It was chaired by Franklin Engelmann until his death in 1972. category.
For instance, contestants - like Thora Hird, who might have wondered why she was there - had to taste Belgian chocolate ice creams and place them in order of cost.
Another taste test involved generous measures of Irish cream liqueur liqueur (lĭkûr`), strong alcoholic beverage made of almost neutral spirits, flavored with herb mixtures, fruits, or other materials, and usually sweetened. The name derives from the Latin word to melt. . Comic Graham Norton joked that he wasn't interested in guessing because he was drunk.
Which might have been one way to endure a pointless telly exercise which was never funny enough.
What it did prove was that given a better format, Paul Ross might make his mark as a mainstream presenter.
Top Film - GALLIPOLI: War drama with Mel Gibson, left, as a sprinter who quits the outback to fight. This 1981 drama also features Bill Kerr.