PUBLISHED: 15:18 09 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:30 09 August 2018 Franki Berry Pollyanna Hope Photo supplied A disabled teenager from Harpenden will receive a specially developed new prosthetic limb on the BBC tonight. The Hope family with Prince William. Left to right: Prince William, Sarah, Pollyanna, Sapphire.BBC2’s The Big Life Fix are shining a spotlight on Pollyanna Hope, who dreams of being a dancer even though she lost her leg at just two years old. Pollyanna was walking with her mother Sarah and grandmother Elizabeth by London’s Mortlake station in 2007 when the family were hit by a bus mounting the pavement. While Sarah was seriously injured and the toddler lost her leg, Elizabeth was tragically killed.Now 13 years old, Pollyanna dreams of being a ballet dancer - an aspiration which is now one step closer to fruition. Herts Advertiser Community Awards 2016 Parent in a Million winner Sarah Hope.Scientists on The Big Life Fix have created … [Read more...] about Watch Harpenden teen with prosthetic leg feature on BBC tonight
BACK To The Land series two is back on the BBC tonight. The show, which is presented by former Springwatch presenter Kate Humble, aims to highlight the grit and determination of the UK's most inspirational rural entrepreneurs. What time is Back To The Land With Kate Humble on tonight? The second season of Back To The Land started on May 8, 2018, on BBC Two at 7pm. It continues each Monday-Friday at the same time. The Beeb ordered an increased twelve episodes for the show's latest outing, a considerable upgrade on last year's three-episode run. “We are absolutely thrilled to be making another series of Back to the Land with Kate. At its heart, it’s a stylish factual format, which touches on elements of history, geography and tradition”, Executive Producer Sarah Trigg said in a statement. “What we all enjoy about the creative process of making it is witnessing these incredible and aspirational people doing what they love to keep the countryside alive.” Where … [Read more...] about What time is Back To The Land With Kate Humble on tonight, where is she visiting and what’s the BBC show about?
MURDERED Stephen Lawrence is still being targeted by racist abuse following a heartbreaking documentary about his killing. The black teenager was stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack in Eltham, South East London, in a horrifying case that rocked the country. What followed was one of the longest, most complex and mishandled murder investigations in Met Police history allowing the suspected killers to evade justice for almost 20 years. A BBC three-part film called Stephen: A Murder That Changed a Nation gripped Britain last night as it laid bare harrowing details of Stephen's killing. But while most viewers were moved by the documentary, some vile social media users spewed racist abuse aimed at the slain teen. One said: "Stephen Lawrence was also a drug taker, dealer and for black power. Why is he still being glorified". Replying to a link about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attending a memorial service for Stephen, another wrote: "Why? He was a drug dealing scum who due to his … [Read more...] about Stephen Lawrence STILL being targeted with race-hate slurs despite heart-wrenching BBC documentary on his murder
Ketton man Simon Spooner didn’t impress MasterChef judges with his dish in the first round of knockout week - but managed to scrape through. Sixteen people made it through to the shows aired yesterday and tonight (Monday, March 26) with eight cooking in each show. Simon appeared on the Sunday night show, cooking a duck pie and sauce.But judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace were left unimpressed, with Torode declaring that the “flavours clashed”.A visibly upset Simon told television cameras: “I feel a bit dejected. Maybe I should have played it safer. I knew the dish was love or hate it.“I’ll probably have to prepare for the worst and hope I get lucky.”The second team of eight cooked during Monday’s show before four were eliminated. Ten were put through to the next round and six were left in an agonising line-up, waiting to hear which two would make the next show - including Simon.But after scraping through, Simon declared: “My heart … [Read more...] about Ketton man Simon scrapes through to the final 12 on BBC programme MasterChef
Filmed in Belfast, Come Home airs tonight on BBC One at 9pm. Since Game of Thrones helped turn Belfast into one of the most in-demand filming locations in this part of the world, the place has been a magnet for quality productions. TV smashes The Fall, Line of Duty, and Derry Girls have all been filmed there, and now new drama Come Home looks set to keep viewers hooked over the next few weeks.Award-winning screenwriter Danny Brocklehust is one of the brains behind this family drama. Set in Northern Ireland, it focuses on mother Marie (Paula Malcomson), who decides to walk out on husband Greg (Christopher Eccleston), and their three children.The first episode is told from Greg’s perspective, and follows him and their kids as they struggle to comprehend their mother’s actions.While Greg juggles work at Farrell Motors, raising his children and coping with the trials and tribulations of dating again, he tries to keep a sense of normality. However, it remains to be seen whether … [Read more...] about New BBC series filmed in Belfast airs tonight