Entertainment & Arts By Mark Savage BBC music reporter 17 July 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49008689 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Snow Patrol's ballad Chasing Cars has been crowned the most-played song of the … [Read more...] about And the most-played song on UK radio is…
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For some, it feels like Christmas has only just ended, but many parents will be thinking about the big event already. With just over 200 days until Santa arrives again, Argos has revealed its top toy predictions for Christmas 2019 early. The retailer has conducted research which reveals that a quarter of Brits have already started their Christmas shopping, while almost ten per cent have completed their festive buying. Amongst the top toys to buy this Christmas are the Fortnite Battle Bus (£40) which allows children to recreate their own Battle Royale with the figurines included. For little ones, the Paw Patrol Mighty Pups Super Paw Jet (£60) brings their favourite show to life, and the Peppa Pig Playset (£40) allows for interactive theatre. Taking over from the unicorn trend of last Christmas, llamas are the top animal toy trend for 2019, and Argos has plenty of on-theme gifts. Boppi The Booty Shakin’ Llama (£25), which enthusiastically ‘twerks’ to … [Read more...] about Argos’ top toys for Christmas include Lol Surpise and Toy Story
Cheryl's new song Let You is officially out today, and many superfans are convinced it's a dig at an old flame. In the song, the 35-year-old former X Factor judge accuses an unnamed partner of taking advantage of her and being controlling. And despite telling BBC that the lyrics were "personal" but not completely "autobiographical," she added to Fault magazine that the song related closely to her own previous relationship experiences. She said: "I've made mistakes in relationships. I've been with men who were controlling, who made me unhappy, but I allowed it to happen. That's what this song is about." So, who could the song be directed at? Chezza has had her fair share of relationship drama in the past, but none gained more media attention than her turbulent marriage with her first husband, Ashley Cole. The Girls Aloud star and footballer Ashley married in 2006, but separated for good in 2010 after he admitted to cheating on multiple occasions. And the lyrics certainly echo all … [Read more...] about Why Cheryl’s new song Let You could be about Ashley Cole
PUBLISHED: 10:27 25 May 2019 | UPDATED: 10:35 25 May 2019 Judy Rimmer Kristin Scott Thomas and Hugh Grant in Richard Curtis' breakth-through comedy Four Weddings and a Funeral. Photo: Working Title Archant It's 25 years since Four Weddings and a Funeral and The Vicar of Dibley both burst on to our screens. Next month, another Richard Curtis film is about to be released, Yesterday, which was filmed in Norfolk and Suffolk. Actors Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson were at Colchester Barracks for the recording of the opening sequence of Blackadder Goes Forth for the BBC.Here is a look at 10 of Curtis's most memorable and best-loved film and TV productions to date, in chronological order. Blackadder (1983-87)It was something of a slow starter, but by series two this historical series was gaining a huge following. Curtis wrote the first series, The Black Adder, together with Rowan Atkinson, and the rest with Ben Elton.Unusually, each series was set in a different … [Read more...] about Richard Curtis’s top 10
PUBLISHED: 20:01 16 May 2019 | UPDATED: 20:01 16 May 2019 Judy Rimmer Cliff Richard competing in 1973 - he actually entered twice but didn't win. Picture: ARCHIVE Millions will watch the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday- but what's the secret of its appeal? Readers and staff have been choosing their favourite songs. Sweden's Loreen holds up a trophy after winning the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. Picture: AP Photo/Sergey PonomarevWhich Eurovision song won your heart? Making Your Mind Up can be hard ... but Abba's Waterloo is still an all-time favourite for many. Fran Nantongwe, a teacher at Reepham High School and College, said: "I remember watching 'Waterloo' on the Eurovision Song Contest when I was 10, and knowing it would win. It felt like a real moment. I still watch that clip on YouTube, from time to time. I also loved Making your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz- it was so upbeat. A fabulous Eurovision song."While Waterloo may be the most famous … [Read more...] about Cliff, Abba, Loreen? Which Eurovision song is your favourite?