Lifestyle / Entertainment by Press Association 10/07/2018, 12:03 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The producer who helped create Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan’s TV book club has described the presenters’ decision to put their names to a similar initiative with retailer WHSmith as “disappointing”. Amanda Ross was working on the couple’s daytime Channel 4 programme Richard & Judy when she helped launch the show’s influential Book Club. The feature championed the work of new and unknown authors and propelled more than 50 titles into the best-seller charts. Ross’s production company, Cactus TV, made Richard & Judy throughout its run on Channel 4 and digital channel Watch from 2001 to 2009. After the show was cancelled, Madeley and Finnigan signed a deal with retailer WHSmith to continue promoting their book club. Speaking in an interview with Radio … [Read more...] about Creator of Richard and Judy Book Club criticises presenters’ deal with WHSmith
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Video PUBLISHED: 15:02 31 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:09 31 May 2018 Michael Joyce Candice Bergen as Sharon, Mary Steenburgen, Jane Fonda as Vivian in Book Club. Photo: Paramount Pictures/Melinda Sue Gordon Archant Writer-director Bill Holderman’s frothy romantic comedy stars Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen as life-long friends, who have forgotten what it means to grow old disgracefully. Diane Keaton as Diane, Candice Bergen as Sharon, Jane Fonda as Vivian and Mary Steenburgen as Carol in Book Club. Photo: Paramount Pictures/Melinda Sue Gordon Book Club (15) *** This movie gives as pure, and as honest, an expression of the human condition as any work of art could offer: fundamentally ghastly but made tolerable, even pleasurable, by good company and the odd drink. Book Club is about old people rediscovering sex. Four lifelong friends go into a collective tizzy when one of then selects Fifty Shades of Grey as the next month’s read. Diane … [Read more...] about Review: Let’s talk about sexagenarians with Book Club
Bill Holderman, 100 mins, starring: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Andy Garcia, Craig T. Nelson There have been plenty of raunchy old men films, sclerotic efforts like Last Vegas (in which OAPs led by Michael Douglas run amok in the bright light city) or The Bucket List, in which Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman went around the world. It’s only fair that women of a certain age should be allowed to behave badly too. Book Club certainly provides them with that opportunity. In the film, a very distinguished cast of four venerable actresses, Jane Fonda (now 80), Diane Keaton (a sprightly 72), Candice Bergen (also 72) and Mary Steenburgen (a mere 65), play the sex-starved grannies. They've been friends for years and have formed a book club. The novel they’re getting started on now is, of course, Fifty Shades Of Grey. Read more Book Club clip sees Jane Fonda and friends go wild for Fifty Shades The women’s romantic lives are … [Read more...] about Book Club review: A dip in the careers of its venerable stars
ZOE Ball is on a mission to inspire more Brits to read. The 47-year-old TV presenter is starting her own Book Club on ITV. Here's the lowdown on when it starts and which celebrities will be joining her... When does The Zoe Ball Book Club start on ITV? The Zoe Ball Book Club starts Sunday, June 17, 2018 on ITV. The book club will then run for ten weeks and the campaign is being supported in 3,000 libraries across the UK. “I adore reading so I’m beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to bring a book club back to TV,” said the star. “I’m so excited to read all the brilliant titles on our list, and can’t wait to chat about each and every one of them with my wonderful guests and hear what viewers across the country think too – we’ll have a wide range of books that should hopefully encourage everyone to try something new! Which books will be discussed? Each week, Zoe will be joined in the studio by celebrity readers who will discuss one … [Read more...] about When does The Zoe Ball Book Club start on ITV, which books will be discussed and which celebrities are in the line-up?
Zoe Ball is urging the nation to get reading with the launch of a new book club.The Zoe Ball Book Club – part of the Sunday edition of the presenter’s weekend ITV show Zoe Ball On Saturday and Zoe Ball On Sunday – will see her lead the discussion on a diverse range of titles.Running for 10 consecutive weeks, the club features books including Never Greener, the debut novel from Ruth Jones, and This Is Going To Hurt, ex-junior doctor Adam Kay’s book ‘lifting the curtain’ on working for the NHS.Amanda Ross, the guru behind the original Richard & Judy Book Club, with advice from an expert panel, selected the 10 titles that the Book Club will discuss each week.Ball, 47, will be joined in the studio by celebrity readers who will discuss one of the shortlisted titles each week – as well as a film with the author telling the story of their book so everyone can join in at home.Ball says she hopes to encourage readers to try something new (Zoe Ball … [Read more...] about Zoe Ball announces new TV book club