BBC’s Bodyguard is up for three Baftas at tonight's award ceremony. During the lead-up to the big occasion, questions concerning a second series have been brought up. Let’s find out more... How many TV Baftas is the show nominated for? BBC's Bodyguard scooped three nominations at the 2019 Bafta TV Awards. The show is up for Best Drama, but faces tough competition from Killing Eve, Save Me and Informer. Meanwhile, Keeley Hawes will go head-to-head with the likes of Ruth Wilson, Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer for Best Leading Actress in a television series. Bodyguard is also nominated for Virgin Media's must-see moment titled Julia Montague Assassinated.Richard Madden was shockingly snubbed from the Lead Actor category, which surprised fans. "I can't believe Richard is not nominated for best lead actor," one fan shared on Twitter. Will there be a second series of the show? Despite its incredible success, with over 17 million viewers tuning in for the finale, BBC has yet to … [Read more...] about How many TV Bafta nominations does Bodyguard have, is there a series 2 and who’s in the cast with Keeley Hawes and Richard Madden?
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The social contract is broken. The election of Donald Trump and the rise of rightwing populism have obliterated the facade of tolerance and equality, revealing the hateful face of the far right. In response, progressive political life has taken on an existential urgency, giving rise to new coalitions and tactics collectively called “the resistance”. For the first time since the 1960s, millions of Americans are taking to the streets, scrawling clever slogans across cloth and cardboard, donning pink knit hats and marching for causes as varied as taxes and women’s rights. Ahead lie political possibilities both promising and ominous. Among the marchers there is a small but growing community of refuseniks who consider civil disobedience and arrest as potential and even essential actions to further these diverse causes. I am among them. On a chilly Tuesday night two weeks after the election, I hustled up the street from my fellowship at the New York City housing … [Read more...] about I was arrested for protesting. My idealism did not prepare me for that experience
A convicted killer who tackled the London Bridge terrorist with a fire extinguisher has compared to extremist to the wannabe jihadis mocked in satirical film Four Lions. John Crilly, an ex-prisoner who subdued Usman Khan during the knife rampage, posted on Facebook after the attack killed Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones, two workers on the rehabiliation scheme he was part of. Crilly wrote that Mr Merritt was 'the best guy I ever met', adding: '(Jack) was killed by a s***house of a pathetic rubber dingy rapids type terrorist.' The quote is a reference to the 2010 film Four Lions, which mocks Islamist recruits who say life is like being in the queue at Alton Towers, waiting to get on the 'rubber dingy rapids' ride. Mr Crilly added: 'Jack actually tried helping this guy! To educate him. As he educated me. 'Jack came all the way from Cambridge to be at my graduation... How proud am I to be called Jack Merritt's friend.' John Crilly (holding his degree certificate) is pictured … [Read more...] about Convicted killer who tackled London Bridge knifeman with a fire extinguisher hits out a ‘s***house Four Lions terrorist’ who murdered his friend and mentor Jack Merritt
THE family of suicide student Emily Drouet are suing her abusive ex — who they believe bullied her to death. Mum Fiona, 47, hopes the substantial damages claim will show that “controlling and violent” Angus Milligan was at fault in the events that led to their daughter, 18, taking her life. The brute, 23, has been served with a court summons outlining the action after lawyers for Emily’s loved ones lodged official papers. He’s already stated he’ll defend it, meaning he denies responsibility. But heartbroken Fiona, from Muirend, Glasgow, said: “This is to show Emily isn’t responsible for her death. “Emily was subjected to a campaign of abuse and violence. We want to get justice for her as we feel we didn’t get it through the criminal courts.“However, this isn’t about money. Having spoken to others who have taken similar action, most money would go on legal costs.” Milligan, of Edinburgh, dodged jail after he … [Read more...] about Heartbroken mum of suicide student, 18, is suing abusive ex-boyfriend who ‘bullied her to death’ at Aberdeen University
News about Muslims in the British press is rarely positive, but it is never scarce. Consider these stories, published across a typical month towards the end of 2016. In the Times on 9 November 2016, an article announced: “Islamist School Can Segregate Boys and Girls.” On the Daily Express website, nine days later: “Anger as less than A THIRD of Muslim nations sign up to coalition against Isis.” In the Sun online, on 1 December: “SECRET IS SAFE: Half of British Muslims would not go to cops if they knew someone with Isis links.” On the Daily Express site the day after: “New £5 notes could be BANNED by religious groups as Bank CAN’T promise they’re Halal.” On ITV News, the same day: “Half of UK Muslims would not report extremism.” Two days later, in the Sunday Times: “Enclaves of Islam see UK as 75% Muslim.” The Mail on Sunday, that same day: “Isolated British Muslims are so cut off from the … [Read more...] about One man’s (very polite) fight against media Islamophobia