New documentary trails the redemptive power of running

Skid Row Marathon follows Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig Mitchell as he coaches a long-distance running club from the Midnight Mission on LA’s infamous Skid Row. The Midnight Mission helps those fighting addiction and coping with homelessness from a notorious area of downtown Los Angeles. The organisation describes itself as offering “paths to self-sufficiency to men, women and children who have lost direction”. This … Continue reading New documentary trails the redemptive power of running

The Happy Mondays to perform at Jimmy’s Festival

Channel 4 presenter and farmer Jimmy Doherty has announced the main stage line up for his music and food festival. Headlining are Paul Young and the Happy Mondays with The Rats, The Bluetones, Marsicans, Longey & The Gospel Trash also performing. The festival includes a programme of celebrity chef demonstrations in Woodforde’s Kitchen as well as children’s act Dick & Dom who will take to … Continue reading The Happy Mondays to perform at Jimmy’s Festival

New documentary tells the story of world class archer

Deepika Kumari was born in a small village 15km from Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand state in eastern India. As a child she became interested in archery and improved her aim by targeting fruit on the mango trees around her home. In 2005 she was spotted by scouts from the Seraikela-Kharsawan Archery Academy and trained there before moving to the better facilities of the Tata … Continue reading New documentary tells the story of world class archer

Questions Of Faith

Three-time BAFTA nominee and Emmy winner David Suchet has travelled the world for a new podcast series exploring the connections between Christianity, Judaism and Islam. During the series Suchet visits the UK, Israel and the USA and speaks to religious thinkers including Lord Jonathan Sacks, Dr Rowan Williams and Sheikh Hamza Yusuf Hanson. He investigates why different faiths have fought over Jerusalem, why peace and … Continue reading Questions Of Faith

Second Sony channel for crime fans

Sony Pictures┬áTelevision is launching a second free-to-air TV channel for crime fans. Sony Crime Channel will broadcast a schedule of programmes including Orange Is The New Black, Line Of Duty and the UK premiere of Real Detective: North of the Border. Other shows which will be part of the line-up include Person Of Interest, CSI, Hustle, Deadly Women and Law & Order. Sony Pictures Television … Continue reading Second Sony channel for crime fans

David Letterman returns

American talkshow host David Letterman is coming out of retirement to present a new series on Netflix. My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman will launch on Friday 12 January 2018 with former American president Barack Obama as the first interviewee. A new episode will be made available each month with future guests to include George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Jay-Z, Tina Fey and … Continue reading David Letterman returns