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TV Review: Urban Myths – The Dali And The Cooper

Of all the Urban Myths episodes I've watched so far The Dali And The Cooper is probably the most filmic and easily the most trippy. Maybe not surprising as it was directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, who made the Nick Cave movie 20,000 Days On Earth and have also staged performance art events such as recreating David Bowie's famous Ziggy Stardust farewell gig. Surrealist Salvador Dali and snake-cuddling rocker Alice Cooper seem like the perfect subjects for them. 

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News: Tim Minchin, Roisin Conaty, Lee Mack, Joe Lycett, Aisling Bea, Harry Hill, Alan Carr Join Bake Off Charity Line-Up

The Great British Bake Off tent is welcoming some very special celebrity bakers for five new episodes of The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off for Channel 4. In each episode four celebrities will battle it out over three rounds in a bid to be crowned Star Baker.

The celebrities facing the signature, technical and show-stopper challenges are:

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News: Noel Fielding To Play Alice Cooper

Noel Fielding is to play rock icon Alice Cooper in a one-off film for Sky with music by Jarvis Cocker and Richard Hawley as part of their Urban Myths series.

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News: Noel Fielding To Return To Bake Off For Second C4 Series

Noel Fielding  is set to return to The Great British Bake Off for another series.

The news was confirmed this morning (Tuesday, October 31). The final is due to be broadcast tonight at 8pm.

The other members of the team Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith and Sandi Toksvig, will also be back.

The announcement has been slightly overshadowed by Prue Leith accidentally revealing the winner of the show in advance on Twitter this morning, posting: "I wanted them all to win. Bravo XXXX (name redacted by BTJ).

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TV: Upstart Crow, Food Of Love, BBC2

This second series of Upstart Crow has felt a little under the radar. I'm not sure whether that is to do with the blink-and-you'll-miss-it 8.30pm scheduling or the fact that we are now not so pleasantly surprised by Ben Elton's Blackadder-ish turns of phrase as we were first time round. It's been good but it has not really blown me away.

TV: Upstart Crow, BBC2

Ben Elton’s eloquent defence of the mainstream sitcom last month was illuminating, fascinating and persuasive. And in a way maybe it could be seen by some as an incidental pre-emptive strike against critics who might have their hatchets sharpened for the new series of Upstart Crow, Elton’s popular sitcom about Shakespeare’s early years starring David Mitchell.

News: Great British Bake Off With Noel Fielding Starts On C4

The Great British Bake Off featuring new co-presenters Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig starts on Channel 4 at 8pm on August 29.

Also appearing on the show are new cook Prue Leith and the only member of the BBC front-of-camera team to move to C4 - Paul Hollywood.

News: First Picture Of Noel Fielding In Bake Off Released

The first picture has been released of the new Channel Four line-up for The Great British Bake Off.

Alongside cookery people Paul Hollywood and Pru Leith comedians Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig are holding little cakes.

Fielding is also in the news due to an art gallery selling a photographic print of the comedian with a black face, a headband and a blond wig which has been described – not by Fielding – as a 'black Bjorn Borg'.

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Interviews: Taskmaster Series 4

The fourth series of Taskmaster is on Dave on Tuesdays.

Below are interviews with hosts Greg Davies and Alex Horne and the contestants this time round - Noel Fielding, Lolly Adefope, Mel Giedroyc, Hugh Dennis & Joe Lycett.

 

 

 

Greg Davies:

What can we expect from this series?

News: Transmission Date Revealed For New Series Of Taskmaster

The transmission date has been confirmed for the new series of Taskmaster, co-hosted by Greg Davies and Alex Horne.

Series four of the award-winning comedy game show will start on Dave on Tuesday, April 25 at 9pm.

The contestants taking part will be Lolly Adefope, Hugh Dennis, Noel Fielding, Mel Giedroyc and Joe Lycett.

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