BODYGUARD fans were left reeling when Home Secretary Julia Montague died from her briefcase bomb blast injuries in Sunday’s episode of the TV drama. And now Jed Mercurio, who created the BBC1 thriller, has revealed that the lead character, played by Keeley Hawes, really has been killed off. Jed insisted in the Radio Times: “Keeley would have been available for the whole shoot but I’d already written the character to die after three episodes. That’s what I wanted to do. “I wanted to have this event mid-series to completely alter the dynamic.” A record 7.2million viewers tuned in to see the latest bombshell episode, which also stars Richard Madden as David Budd – the Home Secretary’s Bodyguard. Many couldn’t believe one of the two leads could have been bumped off and there is a suspicion Jed’s assurances are a clever double bluff in this savvy drama. With the penultimate episode airing on Sunday, it is hard to see how the … [Read more...] about Shocking death of Home Secretary Julia Montague in BBC drama Bodyguard raises 15 unanswered questions — and is she really dead?
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Autumn is here and time to turn over a new leaf as a colourful array of children’s books hits the shelves. Marvel at a giant book of inspirational nature poems, learn about the creative world of engineering, enjoy the thrills of a deep, dark and epic new adventure series, meet some truly amazing (but very dead) monarchs, and head off with a mischievous witch.Age 5 plus:National Trust: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree: A Nature Poem for Every Day of the YearFiona Waters and Frann Preston-GannonThe best poems are written not just for one day… but for every day of the year!Children’s publisher Nosy Crow has been collaborating with the National Trust on some exciting and inventive books to inspire youngsters to enjoy the outdoors, and this glorious landmark poetry book sees the partnership well and truly flourishing.Lavishly illustrated throughout by award-winning Frann Preston-Gannon, and curated by anthologist by Fiona Waters, I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree is a … [Read more...] about Powerful poems, engineering feats and fabulous fantasy
A BEST-SELLING Redditch author is holding a book signing in the town library next Saturday, September 1. Carla Buckley has enjoyed worldwide success with her books, topping Amazon’s crime-writing charts across the world from Canada and the US to Australia. In fact it’s only in the UK that her novels have found it hard to break into the Top 10. However, all that is about to change with the official launch of ‘Her Final Hour’, published by Bookouture, a branch Hachette UK. It’s the second instalment of a trilogy featuring the tough Detective Inspector Gina Harte which began with ‘The Next Girl’. DI Harte is stationed in the fictional town of ‘Cleevesford’ “somewhere between Studley and Stratford,” said Carla, who writes under the name Carla Kovach. “Gina has come from a troubled background which has built her determination to help others in those sort of situations,” she explains. The book opens on Unicorn Hill … [Read more...] about Best selling crime novelist Carla to hold book signing and Q&A at library
What next for the prime city centre site where shoppers have flocked for more than 100 years ? That's just one of the questions emerging from the news that Hull's House of Fraser store in Paragon Square is set to close. The immediate answer rests with the building's owners - whoever they might be. The landmark store was sold last year by real estate investment trust RDI, which currently has a property portfolio valued at £1.6bn in the UK and Germany. Hull's House of Fraser store is still listed on the property section of the company's website if you Google search the site's ownership. The accompanying blurb says: "The House of Fraser store is a substantial department store building trading from a prominent location with Hull town centre, opposite both the mainline train station and St Stephen's shopping centre. "The building comprises five trading floors from lower ground, ground, first, second and third levels, with a further two ancillary floors above." But a spokesman at RDI … [Read more...] about Mystery owners hold answers to Hull’s biggest department store future
The Mirror Travel mystery picture for April has been revealed - can you guess where we are? Each month, we post a smartphone photo taken by Mirror Travel Editor Nigel Thompson during his travels - all you need to do is work out where he took it and you could win three superb illustrated DK Travel Guide books. Guess which airport has been voted the best in Britain by passengers - and which one is left grounded To give you a helping hand, we'll be revealing a clue here every week - so make sure to check back, and follow @MirrorTravel and @MirrorTravelEd on Twitter for updates! This month's picture is of a of a war museum, which is a tourist attraction in the largest city of a well-known country. The question for April: name the city. CLUE 1: Though it is the largest city, it is not the capital. THE PRIZE: The first correct answer chosen at random will win three beautiful illustrated DK Travel country or city guides of their choice, each up to a value of £19.99. For a full list of … [Read more...] about Decipher the clues to guess our mystery location and you could win a prize