TV highlights 20/05/2014

  • The Guardian - TV News
England v Sri Lanka: First T20 | Happy Valley | Watermen: A Dirty Business | Mr Drew's School For Boys | Penny Dreadful | Braquo | Imagine Philip Roth Unleashed | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 

If England wanted a demanding warm-up before the summer Tests, welcoming newly crowned T20 world champions Sri Lanka to the Oval is about as challenging as it gets. The Sri Lankans may miss Kumar Sangakkara's sterling shepherdship but with new captain Lasith Malinga at the reins, and England lacking captain Stuart Broad, expect a fiery 40 overs. For those seeking a heartier helping of batsmanship, Thursday sees the first one-day international between the sides. Mark Jones

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TV highlights 23/01/2014

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Supersize vs Superskinny | Hidden Kingdoms | Restoration Home: One Year On | Benidorm | Treasures Of Ancient Egypt | The Midnight Beast | Tough Young Teachers | One-Day International Cricket: Australia vs England

Supersize vs Superskinny

8pm, Channel 4

We visit America for a third week, where 34-year-old junk food addict Jackie is meeting Nikki, who weighs over 51st. She returns to exchange her regular diet of fast food for 70-year-old great-grandmother Beth's usual intake, which consists almost entirely of egg and toast. Presenter Emma Woolf continues looking into the world of eating disorders, reporting on the in-patient care at specialised facilities. Over in Las Vegas, Dr Christian carries on his investigation into the obesity problem that the city is battling. Bim Adewunmi

Hidden Kingdoms

8pm, BBC1

This week's hidden kingdoms are found in the planet's ancient forests. In North America, chipmunks, impossibly cute with their cheeks bulging with acorns, have to compete with other, seedless
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England's Ashes victory pulls over 1.1 million for Channel 5

England's dramatic victory in the fourth Ashes Test Match of the summer boosted Channel 5's ratings on Monday night (August 13).

The broadcaster pulled in a crowd of 1.05 million (5.1%) at 7pm for its highlights of the rollercoaster day of sport at Durham.

A further 120k (0.5%) watched on +1.

Last night's TV ratings

England snatched victory from Australia by 74 runs after Stuart Broad rattled through the Australian batting order in the evening session.

In a spell of 45 balls, he took 6-20 and turned around a game that looked like it was heading Australia's way.

England are 3-0 up in the series with only one more match to play.
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England Retain The Ashes In Old Trafford Washout

Result: Match Drawn

Aus 527-7 dec & 172-7 dec v England 368 & 37-3

England retained the Ashes thanks to a Day 5 washout, drawing the Third Investec Test against Australia at the Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester.

As the gloom drifted towards Old Trafford this morning, the inevitable result of a draw was all but sealed. You would be chastised for thinking any more optimistically, but up until last night, the rain clouds managed to stay away from Manchester. Australia happened to make great use of their time at the vastly changed ground, but it just wasn’t enough to snatch 10 England wickets in the tiniest of dry windows on the fifth day.

Australian captain Michael Clarke had the most perfect of positions just after Tea on Day 4, leading England by 300+ runs with nearly 4 sessions to bowl. With both Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle bowling superbly in the series so far, and with
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The Ashes 2013: Player Ratings From 1st Test

First Investec Ashes Test Match, Trent Bridge

England won by 14 runs

One of the best test matches in recent memory, images of Edgbaston in the 2005 Ashes came rushing back. Ebbing and flowing between each session, the spectators at Trent Bridge, Nottingham never really knew who had the upper hand. From Siddle’s opening bowling spell on Day 1 to Ashton Agar’s record breaking 98 on Day 2, it was at first Australia’s game to lose. Then Pietersen (64) and Ian Bell (109) counter attacked brilliantly, soaking up a lot of pressure to leave Australia 311 to win. When Anderson took the ninth wicket before lunch on the last day, it seemed an English victory was inevitable. But as Haddin batted superbly, relying on great support from Agar and Pattinson, the required runs kept getting lower and lower.

Australia looked like they were going to pull off the impossible. With 20 to win at lunch, English heads were faced downwards.
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Ashes 2013: Day Four At Trent Bridge – England All Out For 375

The first three days of this Ashes series so far has produced some outstanding, at times unpredictable cricket and several momentum swingers. From Australia removing England for a measly 215 inside the first day, to a superb spell of bowling that saw Australia fall from 75-4 at the close of the first day’s play to 117-9 – trailing at that stage by 95 – to the incredible record breaking innings by debutant Ashton Agar who played brilliantly for his 98 batting at number 11 which helped Australia to 280 all out and a lead of 65.

England were wobbling too until Ian Bell and Stuart Broad (day three controversy aside when he should have been given out on 37 by umpire Aleem Dar) came to the crease hitting 109 and 65 respectively to guide England to 375 all out just before lunch on day four, setting Australia 311 to claim victory at Trent Bridge.

The hosts had resumed this morning on 326-
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England vs New Zealand – Home Test Preview

With back to back Ashes series this year, it could be hard to forget that New Zealand will be gracing our shores this season. However, after England only just held the Kiwi’s to a 0-0 draw away from home earlier this year, Andy Flower will want his side to start the season strong against a side ranked six places lower than his England side. Here’s my preview of the first of many tests this summer for our national side.

After the disappointing away series in New Zealand at the start of 2013, Andy Flower will be hoping his side can put aside any doubts and whitewash a team who currently sit 8th in both the Test and Odi Rankings. When you consider that England sit 2nd in those two disciplines, the series shouldn’t pose any serious threat to the home side, but the series at the start of
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T20 Cricket World Cup – Who Will Win?

So the Icc T20 World Cup has begun in Sri Lanka and as usual when a major tournament starts, the bookies and analysts are wondering and asking ‘Who will win?’. This question is never easy to answer especially when taking into account that T20 is a completely different game from 50 over cricket or test matches.

There have been 3 T20 World Cups. The first was held in South Africa in 2007 and it was Asian rivals India and Pakistan who faced off, with India taking the inaugural cup. In 2009, England hosted the cup and it was Pakistan who defeated Sri Lanka in the final with a match winning Shahid Afridi. The last cup was held in the West Indies and England became the first team not from the Sub-Continent to win it when the beat Australia.

All of the previous winners are serious contenders again. India have the all-powerful batting line up with the likes of Raina,
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Mollie King is dating cricketer Stuart Broad

Mollie King is reportedly dating England cricketer Stuart Broad. The Saturdays singer is set to go on a romantic date with the hunky sportsman after weeks of flirting on social networking site twitter. A friend of Stuart told the Daily Star newspaper: 'Mollie and Stuart have been following each other on twitter for a while. 'They've been chatting in private on twitter and have really hit it off. 'Stuart has told close friends he plans to take Mollie out for dinner this Saturday.' The 26-year-old cricketer is currently in London playing South Africa at The Oval stadium, and wants to make the most of being near to blonde beauty Mollie. The friend added:'He doesn't have any strict England curfews.
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‘Like Father, Like Son’ – Judo’s British Number 1 Max Stewart On His Olympic Journey

Seoul, South Korea, 1988. An Olympic Games that would define the sporting career of Great Britain’s Dennis Stewart. As the 28 year old Dudley born lad stepped onto the mat for what was to be the pinnacle of his Judo career, Stewart fought and won Olympic bronze for his country. Success enough for some it would seem, this was just the beginning of the Stewart sporting legacy. Some 7 years later, Dennis became the proud father of baby boy Max, and a near quarter century after his own Olympic success, watched his son win his first major championship medal as he took home Silver at the European Junior Judo Championships last year.

The saying ‘Like father, like son’ rings no truer than when watching these two together. Playfully wrestling on the mat in what appears a routine training scuffle, I ask Dennis whether he’d let Max throw him to the mat for a photo.
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Akshay Kumar, Asha Bhosle and Jay Sean and many others honored at the Asian Awards

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On a night of triumph Freddie Mercury, Ravi Shankar, Jay Sean, Muttiah Muralitharan, Asha Bhosle, Amir Khan, Meera Syal and Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar were among those honoured at the Asian Awards 2011, a global celebration of Asian achievement in partnership with Lebara, on October 18th at The Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane London.

Lord Sebastian Coe, hosted the spectacular Awards show in aid of Save the Children, and saw former cast members of the West End show We Will Rock You perform to the 1000 world-class guests in attendance including Freddie Mercury’s family and former band-mate Brian May, Anoushka Shankar, The Mayor of London Boris Johnson, Kanya King, Stuart Broad, James Caan, and many more.

Opening the ceremony with a comment on the contribution of these Asian leaders, Home Secretary Theresa May said the winners of The Asian Awards were an inspiration to all – with honours not just from their
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England v India - day one as it happened

England ended up 127 for two after a damp and cagey first day of play, with Jonathan Trott unbeaten on 58

Morning everyone. How are you feeling this morning? Palms a little moist? Brow a touch fevered? Thoughts about the respective merits of Tim Bresnan and Stuart Broad inexplicably dominating your inner monologue? It's time, at last. The 2000th Test, the 100th between England and India, and the most eagerly anticipated match in

this country outside of an Ashes series since the West Indies were in their pomp a whippersnapper's lifetime ago.

This being the proper start of the summer it's probably worth checking the weather. A quick look outside the window from the top floor of Guardian Towers eastwards across the cityscape shows a solid gray morass of cloud, stretching from here to eternity St John's Wood. We might not start on time but the weathermen say that we'll get plenty of play,
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Glamorous Girl friends of Yuvraj Singh, Past and Present

Yuvraj Singh has created a name for himself as an outstanding cricketer of the Indian Cricket Team. He joined the team in the year 2000 in the Odi. The first test match played by him was in 2003. He proved his talent in cricket which soon catapulted him to become the vice captain of the Odi team from the latter part of 2007 to the latter part of 2008. He further added a feather to his cap by hitting six sixes in the World Twenty 20 in 2007 in one over against Stuart Broad of England, an accomplishment obtained only thrice before in India and the only one in any international cricket match. Besides cricket, he has his name also amongst the...
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Male Stars Go Nude For Celebrity Charity Campaign

Maroon 5's Adam Levine isn’t the only one posing nude to raise awareness of prostate and testicular cancer in Cosmopolitan UK’s new photo spread.

The singer got his gear off for the magazine feature this month, and has been joined by three members of the English cricket team – James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Alastair Cook. The stars are all appearing without clothes in the magazine for Everyman, a British charity that aims to stamp out male cancer.

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Check Out "Attitude" Cover With Cricket Player Jimmy Anderson

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While we here in the U.S. continue to wait for professional athletes who have gay fanbases to embrace those fanbases, the lucky folks in the UK have yet another athlete who is down with the gays. This time it's English cricket star Jimmy Anderson who is getting his kit off for the gay magazine Attitude to show his, um, appreciation of the gays?

Here is the cover!

I suppose if you are interested, we'll let you know when the actual pics come out!

And here are a few more pics of Jimmy including one he did for a campaign to raise awareness for testicular cancer!

James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Alastair Cook

And on the next page here are some past Attitude cover boys!
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