The undoubted highlight of my recent summer filming whales in California for the BBC, was the moment we captured a blue whale live on camera for the very first time... If we want humpbacks lunge feeding and breaching off our coast, we need their food fish back in huge quantities, and that will only happen with protection; which ultimately benefits EVERYONE, including fishermen and fish eaters... So what can we as Brits do, to make our blue spaces better places? Here's my top suggestions.
Watching 'Ex On The Beach' is a stomach churner even for those of us who aren't the faintest of heart, but this series has taken the biscuit of crude, grotesque and morally corrupt. Aimed at 18-24 year olds, 'Ex On The Beach' is single handedly normalising horrendous relationship behaviours.
Last weekend's opening X Factor weekend was amazing. The bar was raised, very, very high and it is now up to the rest of the acts to jump over it.
Whenever I even think about afternoon tea, I go quite delirious in the head. All those sumptuous mouth watering gateau's, scones, macaroons and cakes- somebody help me! Somebody also help the stomach that has to digest it all!
Boy Meets Girl felt very much as though the episode had been built (very hurriedly) around a ten-minute play.
You decide to sign up to Netflix and watch an episode of this 'amazing' show just to have a little taste to see what it's like. What harm can it do? You press play. Seven hours later you notice the rays of the sun peeking through the gap in the living room curtains.
As my family were here two weeks I decided to split up the time with one week at the beach, and the second week in the madness of Hollywood. It's nice to see the different sides of the California - moutains, beach, city, etc however within the area you choose are even more options and decisions!! So here is what I picked and why...
Having witnessed the performance of Trans Scripts and watched the screening for BBC2's new comedy Boy Meets Girl, where Root plays the loveable Judy, her versatility as an actress is astonishing. "I'm pleased that you've seen both sides of Rebecca Root because I think few people will get to see that," she adds.
Paul Hollywood sets a technical challenge of a dozen gluten-free pitta breads. In fact, it's as if he doesn't realise that a prime-time television show needs a bit more spectacle than some amateur bakers staring at a proving draw before turning out some dull, oval flatbreads.
If you are a survivor of sexual abuse the chances are you will have felt and battled with self-blame, the same as Chrissie still is now - and so did I. This is very normal. The most common question in sexual assault is "Was it my fault?" There are no actions anyone can ever take that make sexual abuse permissible. The offender is always responsible for their actions. What we should be looking at, is why "was it my fault?" is the most common question and how we change this.
This one-off drama saw national treasure Sir Lenny Henry turn his hand to scriptwriting for a fictionalised account of his rise to fame, that saw him go from from working-class teen in 1970s Dudley to national TV star.
There's another side to the great gogglebox in the corner of our living rooms. TV - in fact British TV specifically - has been the driving force behind humanitarian work that has helped millions of the world's most desperate people. I'm the chair of trustees of the Disasters Emergency Committee, which represents the UK's leading international aid agencies when fundraising for humanitarian emergencies. The DEC has been phenomenally successful, in 67 appeals it has raised more than £1.5billion, including £352million for the Tsunami, £97million for the Philippines Typhoon and, more recently £83 million for the Nepal Earthquake appeal.
The hegemony of the ultra-thin bony child-woman/boy-woman continued for the remainder of the 20th century and into this millennium in a chicken-and-egg race to be thinner and to earn more approval from the Press.
The X Factor 2015 journey is well and truly up and running and just like a bus, you wait ages for one and then two come along at once. Ladies and gentlemen, it's Sunday show time.
Up first is retired grandmother, Susan Pryce and although she seems like a nice person, her version of 2 Unlimited's No Limit made me reach for the volume button on my remote. The judges seemed to like it though and 'techno' notice of her bad singing. Susan got the first four yeses of the 2015 series.
Here's a no-bake chocolate biscuit fridge cake packed with loads of different dried fruit, nuts and biscuits and topped with a layer of chocolate. This is a real treat! Keeps for up to five days in an air tight tin.