A heartwarming Call The Midwife... sparkling new versions of A Christmas Carol and Dracula... enchanting animations The Snail And The Whale and The Tiger Who Came To Tea... Yes, this promises to be a vintage year for Christmas TV. And here, we’re highlighting the very best 100 shows to make sure you don’t miss a thing. So sit back, switch on and let us guide you through this wonderful time of year... DRAMA AND THRILLERS Perennial favourites Call The Midwife and Doctor Who are back, along with a fresh look at the Profumo scandal and a reboot of classic vampire tale Dracula from the team behind Sherlock. 1. Dracula 1-3 January, 9pm, BBC1 In their spine-chilling new version of the vampire classic, Mark Gatiss says he and Steven Moffat – the pair behind Sherlock – ‘wanted to make Dracula the hero of his own story for the first time’. Pictured, Claes Bang as Dracula in the new BBC1 adaptation In their spine-chilling new … [Read more...] about Our top 100 Christmas TV countdown! From spine-chilling ghost stories to big belly laughs, we’ve picked out the very best shows to make sure you don’t miss a thing
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HOW have we sat through a year of thrilling heavyweight action and still ended up almost exactly where we started? Just like in December 2018, Anthony Joshua holds three of the major world titles and insists he wants to decide an undisputed ruler with Deontay Wilder. But Wilder, just as he was a little over a year ago, is preparing to defend his WBC crown against the giant Gypsy King. In the last 12 months, Dillian Whyte took two steps forward and a couple back, cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk stepped up a division and got an instant mandatory shot and some porky lad called Andy Ruiz Jr went from zero-to-hero-to-20st-zero inside six whirlwind months. Some of the grizzled old veterans are clinging on, for now, and a handful of young movers and shakers are waiting in the wings to smash their name into the history books. Here is how SunSport sees the division, in reverse order...10. Andy Ruiz Jr (33-2) How different life would have been if Ruiz Jr had got the points win he deserved in … [Read more...] about Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury all crack SunSport’s top ten heavyweights – but who takes the No1 spot?
1. Tesla’s cybertruck will not ship This is an easy prediction to make, because even Tesla isn’t claiming that its eye-catching angular steel beast will be available for sale in 2020. The company’s own pitch is that production won’t even begin until 2021, with owners receiving their first shipments in 2022. But the gap is relevant to Tesla’s future: where the company was once genuinely ahead of the curve, in making beautiful electric cars that people wanted to buy, it has increasingly relied on beating its competitors to announcements, rather than actually shipping. The list of Elon Musk’s as-yet-unfulfilled promises grows every year – but the electric fleets of BMW, Ford, General Motors and others grow faster. 2. Google’s Duplex won’t come to Europe One of the most impressive, and futuristic, products to have come from Google in recent years, Duplex is an AI assistant that can make calls to local businesses on your behalf to do … [Read more...] about Twenty tech trends for 2020
Boris Johnson is considering a raid on a £80bn fund to fuel an infrastructure blitz in regions that helped deliver his election victory, it has emerged. Speaking in Tony Blair’s former seat, Sedgefield, which voted in a Tory MP last week, Johnson said his party “will repay your trust” and that voters had “changed the Conservative party for the better”. His visit came as his team prepares for a Queen’s speech on Thursday in which he will pledge to bring his Brexit deal back to parliament before Christmas. It will also include a promise to enshrine increased NHS spending in law. However, more radical plans are also being looked at in the wake of the Conservative victory. It is understood that the party considered pledging more in infrastructure spending during the campaign, but ultimately opted to be cautious. However, some insiders now want the plans to be re-examined as a way of fulfilling Johnson’s pledge to new voters in the Midlands and … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson announces plans for spending spree in north
Try, if you can, to watch This Is America, the new music video from Childish Gambino, while keeping your eyes off the man in the camera’s gaze. It’s not easy. You may have to watch it twice, maybe three times, probably more. In the clip, Childish Gambino is a dancing, running, alternately homicidal and joyous streak of shirtless charisma. Your eyes want to follow him, soak him in. But if you do, you’ll miss the point he seems to be making in the video, an enigmatic and provocative effort that has accumulated over 74m YouTube views and hundreds of thinkpieces in the six days since its release. So instead, try directing your attention on all that’s happening in the background as Childish Gambino – the musical moniker of multi-hyphenate artist Donald Glover – moves through a spare industrial space in a succession of meditative tracking shots that serve as steady foundation for the frenetic action they capture. There are children in school uniforms doing … [Read more...] about The rise of Donald Glover: how he captured America