It might seem like an unholy pairing but we go back years, the Sally Army and me. They have always managed to build a bridge to me across my life - from saints to a sinner! They saved kids near my street when I was a boy with their food kitchens, helped me as a care worker and have supported people I know. That's why I have chosen to do a TV show with them. Everyone remembers the Sally Army, as I used to call them, I'm just not sure everyone quite knows the extent of the work they do. It's their 150th anniversary year so I wanted to take a closer look and get involved.
Masterchef is undeniably well past its sell by date, but despite all the failings, maybe it's still about worth occasionally tuning into.
House of Cards began life as a novel written by Michael Dobbs, a former Chief of Staff at Conservative Party headquarters. It was then turned into a BBC four-part political thriller, which aired in 1990, to what, I am assured was 'great critical and popular acclaim'.
I have been dealing with the issue of diversity all my life and professionally for over forty years. That started when I asked a television producer why we couldn't have a more diverse portrayal of professional black characters, such as lawyers and accountants and he dismissively told me 'that is not realistic'!... The fact is that, all we need to make change, is to have empathy with others. Sadly this is something many find difficult.
When Comic Relief asked me to visit Zambia last year, my initial feelings were a complete mix. I was excited to experience a culture and environment that I had never seen first-hand before, and I jumped at the opportunity to witness in person the life-changing work of Comic Relief.
What the HELL is going on with you? Are things OK at home? Are you in some kind of trouble? It's just... since series 4 of House of Cards came out, you've been a little... 'lacklustre'?
There's been a lot of controversy recently over Channel 4's hit show, Tattoo Fixers. I've found the whole thing a little bizarre, if I'm honest. I had a brilliant time on Tattoo Fixers. I was treated incredibly well and I'm over the moon with my tattoo.
Nowhere in its description does the BBC state that this is a documentary merely reflecting men's experiences. That leads me to ask the following questions: Are women's experiences niched? Can we really accept that women's experiences are treated as niched?
It is no secret that Jeremy Clarkson's departure from the team has left the programme needing to find its cutting edge. The BBC would never admit it but its biggest grossing programme became so successful because of the ridiculous issues its presenters got it into. Bad news is really good publicity. Honest.
We don't know yet whether Top Gear the reboot will be able to continue the magic formula that made its previous incarnation such a success, however, we have to hand it to them... they've scooped up the baton for creating controversy, and run with it before the show has even hit the airwaves.
Because there is not enough representation and these are early days, we are impatient to see aspects of ourselves represented in the media. We often get angry or upset when we don't see ourselves reflected in a mainstream character, no matter how authentic they may be.
Judging by our winners, British broadcasting is in good health. Viewing figures show that we are watching more TV - whether it's on the big screen, on our smartphones, on a laptop or a tablet. Last year, the average Briton watched 3 hours 51 minutes of TV a day.
Entry to Broadmoor takes time and strict protocol. It houses 210 patients behind its walls whom have serious mental disorders. New construction to transform the building took place in 2014 which was a £242 million pound project. Prior to this there were talks of turning it into a hotel.
Standing outside the room my palms were clammy, I had pins and needles in my face and could feel nausea rising from my stomach. I stalled - I couldn't go through the door. All those months in prison flashed through my mind, as well as the moment I threw the punch that changed our lives. Walking in and meeting Joan and David, the parents of 28-year-old James Hodgkinson who I killed with a single punch, was something I needed to do. I knew how important it was for me to tell them how sorry I was face to face.
We live in a world where 'abortion' is a word that's still whispered, and Katie deserves nothing but praise for telling the nation what many of us wouldn't say to our own friends.
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