Once in a century someone ordinary comes along with the grit and guts to rise to the superhuman challenge of extraordinary times. Such a man was Captain Sir Tom Moore, who made it to his 100th birthday – despite setting himself an ambitious task that would have floored some people half his age. He only intended to raise £1,000 for the NHS by doing 100 laps of his garden with his walking frame. No one was more gobsmacked than him when donations hit nearly £40million. In doing so, he both inspired and humbled a nation staring a foreign invader in the eye and fearing defeat. If Tom could square up to this enemy with such steely courage and punch it on the snout, then so could the rest of us. And it should be no irony that it was Covid-19 that eventually got him. The Second World War veteran passed away on February 2, suffering from pneumonia and having been diagnosed with coronavirus. Many of our greatest warriors are honoured only posthumously thanks to their heroism. His … [Read more...] about ‘Captain Tom rose to superhuman challenge of extraordinary times – he was the best of us’
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One minute she’s navigating her desires in teen telly drama Sex Education and the next she’s bodice-ripping in Bridgerton. Yes, it’s been a hectic couple of years for Simone Ashley, 25. And it’s only going to get busier if the plaudits coming her way are anything to go by. Simone plays Kate Sharma, a woman out to steal Duke Anthony from the arms of his intended in season two of Bridgerton – the Netflix hit watched by 83million worldwide. She is the first South Asian actress in the drama and Simone admits her career has shocked her traditional Indian family – and that her parents find it “scary and unsettling.” Simone has come a long way since persuading her parents to let her go to a performing arts school. Before Sex Education she had small roles in TV’s Broadchurch and Doctors. But her teachers at Redroofs School for the Performing Arts, in Berkshire, were never in any doubt that Simone would become a huge star. They recognised her “burning passion” and … [Read more...] about Sex Education star set to shake up Bridgerton in steamy new series
DISNEY+ has added hundreds of new TV shows and movies today. Some of the biggest additions include Lost, Borat , Pretty Woman and Desperate Housewives. The service launched back in 2019 and has quickly become one of the world's biggest platforms, rivalling even Netflix . It's got household franchises from Disney, Star Wars , Marvel , Nat Geo and more. But much of the content is child-friendly, so Disney+ is hoping to change that with Star. Star arrived on Tuesday, February 23, and adds a huge selection of more adult-oriented content. You'll get TV shows and movies like Scrubs , The Grand Budapest Hotel, 24 and Modern Family . There are several Star Originals making their way to the platform to. One is a crime thriller about missing women called Big Sky. Excitingly, it's created by David E. Kelly, who was behind Big Little Lies and The Undoing. All of this Star content will only become accessible once you enter your account password. And … [Read more...] about Disney+ Star: Full list of TV shows & movies added to service including Lost and Borat
THERE'S no programme more suitable for lockdown watching than Gogglebox. The new series is finally upon us, and here's what you can expect from the upcoming episodes... The brilliant Siddiquis family are just some of the familiar faces on Gogglebox What time is Gogglebox 2021 on TV tonight? Season 17 will kick off at 9PM TONIGHT! Fans have been eagerly awaiting the new series. In the meantime you can while away those last few hours by catching up with old episodes on All 4 . Which families are returning to Gogglebox 2021? We can expect to see many of the same familiar faces on Gogglebox 2021 However Tom Malone – who took part in the show alongside alongside his dad Tom Snr, mum Julie, brother Shaun – announced that he has quit the show after six years. He said: “So after six and a half years it’s finally time to put down the remote, and to say goodbye to Gogglebox. “I’ve loved every minute and I’m eternally grateful to @channel4 and @studiolambert for … [Read more...] about What time is Gogglebox 2021 on TV tonight?
A new lockdown has been imposed across the West Bank as Palestinians face a fresh surge of coronavirus cases and a continued wait for a proper vaccine rollout. The Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh announced the 12-day shutdown late on Saturday and blamed it on the struggle to get vaccines delivered to the territory. In the last 24 hours there have been 910 new cases and five deaths in the West Bank. To date Palestinians in the West Bank have received 10,000 doses of Russia's Sputnik vaccine. A separate delivery of 20,000 Russian vaccines has been delivered to the other Palestinian territory, Gaza. Advertisement The Covax scheme, the global initiative to get vaccines to poorer nations, has yet to provide any for Palestinians but a delivery is expected this week. Israel has now vaccinated half of its population but has only provided 2,000 jabs to the West Bank. More from Covid Captain Sir Tom Moore - life, legacy … [Read more...] about COVID-19: New West Bank lockdown as Palestinians faces surge of coronavirus cases