Issue 6 of Razz My Berries magazine
Published in spring 2011
Issue 6 of Razz My Berries magazine
Published in spring 2011
Issue 5 of Razz My Berries magazine
Published winter 2010
The Descendants has bagged Best Motion Picture Drama at the Golden Globes, with the Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama gong going to leading actor George Clooney.
The film is based on native Hawaiian Kaui Hart Hemmings’ debut novel, which sees its middle-aged protagonist try to build relationships with his family and find some sense of peace in the face of tragedy and betrayal.
George Clooney stars as Matt King, a Honalulu-based land owner whose wife is involved in a boating accident. As she lies in a coma, absent father Matt is forced to fend for himself and his two daughters, mischievous 10-year-old Scottie (Amara Miller) and his troubled 17-year-old, Alexandra (Shailene Woodley), who he finds he barely knows.
While desperately struggling to control his daughters, Matt discovers that his wife was having an affair at the time of her accident and, deciding to give his wife’s lover the chance to say a final goodbye, the family embark on a bizarre journey to find the man their mother loved….
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With glamorous 1960’s series Pan Am gracing our screens on Wednesday 16th November, the return of chilling drama The Killing on Saturday 19th November and our musical guilty pleasure Grease playing on Sunday 20th November, there’s no need to leave the house… Here’s our guide to the best TV this week:
Monday 14th November:
Skin Deep: The Business of Beauty, BBC3
Prepare for a look into the ugly side of the Britain’s beauty business. Host Jessica-Jane Clement explores the UK’s unregulated hair and beauty salons and meets the women who have become their victims.
Tuesday 15th November:
Rick Stein Tastes the Blues, BBC4, 9pm
Travelling around the Mississippi Delta, the wandering Cornish chef charts how food and music have become intertwined over history. On his journey Rick Stein visits restaurants, bars and famous concert venues, paying homage to the regions greatest dishes.
Wednesday 16th November:
Pan Am, BBC2, 9pm
Get ready for take off. Pan Am finally starts this week and we can barely contain our excitement. Following the glamorous highs and lows of four air hostesses in 1960’s America this glossy period drama is set to become our new TV obsession.
Thursday 17th November:
Children in Need Rocks Manchester, BBC1, 8pm
Tune in for an impressive evening of music in aid of Children in Need. The star-studded evening will be hosted by the lovely Gary Barlow alongside Fearne Cotton, Chris Moyles and David Tennant. A host of artists including Snow Patrol, Coldplay and Michael Buble will perform to show their support for the annual Pudsey Bear cause.
Friday 18th November:
Children in Need, BBC1, 7.30pm
Sir Terry Wogan is back with a host of celebrities for a night of farce, frivolity and fundraising. With contributions from Strictly Come Dancing, Doctor Who, Dragon’s Den and the cast of Outnumbered, this years TV spectacular is sure to raise plenty of laughs and lots of money.
Saturday 19th November:
The Killing, BBC4, 9pm
The Killing, the award winning Danish drama, is back for a second series. When the body of a lawyer is found murdered in puzzling circumstances, detective Sarah Lund begins a desperate search for the murderer. This thrilling and gripping drama will have you on the edge of your seat for the next ten weeks.
Sunday 20th November:
Grease, Channel 4, 5.20pm
Don your leather jacket and reminisce about those summer nights with Grease. This classic sing-along is Red’s ultimate guilty pleasure, and perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Though it’s got some competition, when it comes to musical high school drama, Grease is still the word.
Published on the 11th November 2011 on Red Online.
We’ve got a great week of TV ahead of us. From exercising our vocal chords with The Choir on Monday 7th November and testing our luck on Friday 11th with The Experiments to revelling in the glamour of air travel with Come Fly With Me: The Story of Pan Am on Saturday 12th November. Here’s our guide to the best TV this week:
Monday 7th November:
The Choir: Military Wives, BBC2, 9pm
Choirmaster Gareth Malone returns to our screens determined to get Britain singing in harmony. Convinced that our vocal chords are the key to our happiness, he travels to North Devon to take on a group of women living in a military base while their partners are on a tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Tuesday 8th November:
Death in Paradise, BBC1, 9pm
Sun, sand, sea and murder. This cheerful Caribbean crime drama follows British detective Richard Poole as he attempts to solve a murder investigation whilst hunting down a proper cup of tea.
Wednesday 9th November:
Frozen Planet, BBC1, 9pm
David Attenborough’s dulcet tones narrate this extraordinary documentary, which follows the cycle of the seasons in the earth’s polar regions. This week sees the poles and their native species during the summer months.
Thursday 10th November:
Life’s Too Short, BBC2, 9.30pm
The long awaited spoof documentary is finally here. Written by comedy duo Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the show follows the life of Warwick Davis as he tries to climb his way to the top of the showbiz ladder.
Friday 11th November:
The Experiments, Channel 4, 9pm
Are you feeling lucky? In the last of the series, Derren Brown explores why some people seem to be more fortunate than others. In an elaborate hoax, the illusionist persuades an entire town that a statue has special powers and watches the effects the lie has on the residents.
Saturday 12th November:
Come Fly with Me: The Story of Pan Am, BBC2, 8pm
Get ready for the BBC’s glamorous new drama Pan Am with a look at the history of the Pan American World Airways and the exciting lives of their stewardesses – celebrity encounters, international romances and all.
Sunday 13th November:
Garrow’s Law, BBC1, 9pm
Suffering from Downton Abbey withdrawal? Fill the period drama shaped hole in your Sunday nights with Garrow’s law. Watch as barrister and general do-gooder William Garrow attempts to shake up the 18th century legal system and ensure justice is served.
Published on the 7th November 2011 on Red Online.
With a spot of guilt-free indulgence on Wednesday 2nd of November with French film Chocolat, some unmissable cinema history on Thursday 3rd of November with Life in a Day and the answers to our weather dilemmas on Will It Snow? on Sunday 6th November, it’s no surprise that we’ll be stuck to our sofas all week. Here’s our guide to the best TV this week…
Monday 31st October:
Attack of the Trip Advisors, Channel 4, 9pm
Fancy yourself as an amateur hotel critic? Investigating the effects websites like Trip Advisor are having on small British businesses, this Cutting Edge film will make you think twice about sharing your opinions online.
Tuesday 1st November:
The Food Hospital, Channel 4, 8pm
Can you cure illnesses with nutrition instead of drugs? Channel 4’s new series sets out to investigate whether food can solve Britain’s health problems. This episode follows a 24-year-old PCOS sufferer, a seven year old with crippling migraines and a 44-year-old battling with type 2 diabetes.
Wednesday 2nd November:
Chocolat, Film4, 6.35pm
A sumptuous romantic comedy set in a small and stifling French village that is rocked by the opening of a chocolate shop during lent. This wonderful film, starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp, is perfect indulgent viewing.
Thursday 3rd November:
Life in a Day, BBC2, 9pm
Documenting a single day on planet earth, this compelling feature film is made up of more than 80,000 amateur videos from all over the globe, all filmed on 24 July 2010. Giving a rare and touching perspective on life in all corners of our earth, Life in a Day is one extraordinary piece of cinema that shouldn’t be missed.
Friday 4th November:
Stand Up for the Week, BBC1, 9pm
Channel 4’s satirical news programme, now hosted by the lovely Jon Richardson, is back for a third series, starring the best up-and-coming comedians and turning news, politics and showbiz into comedy gold.
Saturday 5th November:
The Making of Life’s Too Short, BBC2, 10.15pm
A behind the scenes of the eagerly anticipated new Ricky Gervais comedy Life’s Too Short. This programme includes clips from the series and interviews with guest stars including Johnny Depp, Sting and Helena Bonham Carter.
Sunday 6th November:
Will It Snow? BBC2, 9pm
Red woman Alys Fowler, Kate Humble and Adam Rutherford answer the question we’ve all been asking. Using methods of prediction as diverse medieval folklore and state of the art supercomputers, they will reveal whether Britain will be plagued with snow again this winter.
What better way to spend a cold October evening than wrapped up in front of the TV with Jamie Oliver’s Great Britain on Tuesday 25th October, The Great British Food Revival on Wednesday 26th October, not forgetting the controversial adaptation of Christos Tsiolkas’ The Slap on Thursday 27th October. Here’s our guide to the must watch TV this week…
Monday 24th October:
Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret, Channel 4, 9pm
A team of scientists attempt to mummify human donor Alan Billis in this extraordinary programme. Alan, a former taxi driver who volunteered for the programme after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, will be mummified following an ancient Egyptian procedure in an attempt to unlock the secrets of the embalming process.
Tuesday 25th October:
Jamie’s Great Britain, Channel 4, 9pm
After travelling the culinary globe, Jamie is going back to his roots. Starting off in the East End of London, each week Jamie will be touring the length and breadth of the country uncovering the origins of our favourite British dishes.
Wednesday 26th October:
Great British Food Revival, BBC2, 8pm
Struggling to find foodie inspiration? Never fear, the Great British Food Revival is back for its second series. Michel Roux Jr and Clarissa Dixon Wright show us how to go back to British and cook with seasonal, heritage ingredients. This week’s episode is championing a return to British Pears and Garlic.
Thursday 27th October:
The Slap, BBC4, 10pm
What’s your stance on The Slap? We’ve read the international bestseller, now we can watch the adaptation. This Australian dramatisation, based on Christos Tsiolkas’ controversial novel, follows the repercussions one slap have on a group of family and friends.
Friday 28th October:
The Review Show, BBC2, 11pm
The biggest arty events of the week are discussed by Presenter Martha Kearney and an array of cultural critics. This week The Adventures of Tintin, the V&A’s Private Eye magazine exhibition and Mike Barlett’s play 13 come under scrutiny.
Saturday 29th October:
Laughs in the Park, BBC2, 10.25pm
If you’re hankering after a little bit of sunshine, let BBC2 take you back to July’s Laughs in the Park festival. Starring Eddie Izzard, Tommy Tiernan, Ross Noble and many more, it is sure to brighten up your evening, however gloomy it is outside
Sunday 30th October:
Da Vinci: The Lost Treasure, BBC1, 9pm
Leonardo Da Vinci is thought to be one of the greatest artists who ever lived, but how much do we really know about him and his work? Fiona Bruce takes us on a journey around the world, ending in New York, home to the painting that is claimed to be the new Leonardo.
Published on Red Online on 21st October 2011.