My evening of The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv in Israel.

It is like my Christmas day every single year - The Eurovision Song Contest. Promoting each year freedom of expression and song, uniting us all in one night. Watching Eurovision this year at times I was on the edge of my seat. Of our entry for the UK, although I was not a fan of this song, Michael Rice performed his song Bigger Than Us to the best of his ability. When it was announced he had got only 3 points from the public votes I felt for him because it came across…continue reading →

My take on the Jeremy Kyle show debate.

This is a programme that I've never liked or wanted to be associated with. I would not like to comment directly on the recent sad death of a participant as I suspect I will never know all the facts, however I do feel that it has highlighted many of the concerns and pitfalls I have had about this type programme for a long time. I feel it relies and plays on the anger and growing anxiety of the participants. It is often one-sided and seems to driven by his agenda rather than trying…continue reading →

My favourite short listed entry for Eurovision – You Decide 2019 I was gripped as always by the idea of watching BBC2' Eurovision - You Decide, the contest where the UK entry for the Eurovision Song Contest is selected, last year I was lucky enough to be in the audience.  Sadly for me, unlike the previous two years, this years winner Michael Rice was not somebody I would have voted for. His version of this song was acceptable but it did nothing for me, I thought it was the worst entry of all of them on offer that night. However Holly Tandy,…continue reading →

5 News, 26th January 2019, 5pm edition.

Catherine Jones was presenting. Protecting victims: New plans and measures have been announced concerning Domestic Abuse. Included is a new legal definition which includes emotional and psychological abuse such as controlling behaviour, not just the physical type. Also in court accused abusers will no longer be able to cross examine the abused; and evidence can be given by video rather than in person in court. A victim told of her shocking experiences. PM Theresa May announced in Parliament Plan B for Brexit - more of the same Plan A felt Andy Bell political…continue reading →

5 News, Monday, 26th of November, 2018

The main story was Teresa May, the Prime Minister's battle for support for her Brexit deal, she wants to be able to `get on with it` (Brexit) but it's proving to be an up-hill struggle. At stake is her own future as well as the UK's. Labour says no, the DUP says no, even 90 members of her own party will not vote for the deal. Could we be heading for a second referendum?  The already convicted pedophile killer Russell Bishop has refused to give further evidence in his defense at his latest…continue reading →

The awesome Lolly in Cinderella pantomime.

My favourite pop star Lolly, aka Anna Kumble, starred in, and directed, a production of Cinderella. She was simply amazing and had a very positive stage image to the character of The Fairy Godmother. The panto Dame was really good, "she" made an audience member cringe which was really fun. There was a young actor who used to be in Eastenders as Tyler Moon (I think his character went out with Whitney Dean but I don't watch this soap anymore). There was plenty of great festive tunes, and yes Lolly I will definitely…continue reading →