Watch Davina McCall's Sports Relief 2014 challenge on BBC One tonight - TV picks
What to watch on TV tonight, Thursday 20 March
Davina: Beyond Breaking Point
In case you missed all of this (I must admit, I had), Davina McCall is this year’s Sport Relief heroine/masochist, as she runs, swims and cycles more than 450 miles from Edinburgh to London through the worst British weather in decades. Here’s the edited version of her 500-mile triathlon.
Turks & Caicos
David Hare and Bill Nighy enjoyed themselves so much making Page Eight, their political thriller about MI5 agent Johnny Worricker (Nighy), they decided to make two sequels, starting with this enjoyable yarn that finds Worricker hiding out in the Caribbean when he spots a CIA agent (Christopher Walken) in the company of deeply unpleasant capitalist types. A peachy support cast also includes Winona Ryder as a damaged PR woman.
Davina McCall runs from Windsor to London on her final day of her Sports Relief challenge
Arena: Whatever Happened To Spitting Image?
9pm & 2.40am, BBC4
Creators Peter Fluck and Roger Law reunite to reminisce on the 30th anniversary of the first Spitting Image programme, which received lousy reviews, by the way. Their show ran through most of Margaret Thatcher’s government until the end of John Major’s, the puppets (manufactured in “a caricature sweatshop”) becoming almost as famous as those they lampooned.
Some Football Managers with Jokes
“Did you hear about the movie Constipation? It never came out...” Thank you, Gerry Francis.
Potter's attempt to create an Essex Taj Mahal was a lovely treattv
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Crystal meth addict 'gouged out his eyes and ate them' while high on drug, Australian MP claims
- 2 Saudi Arabia 'seeking to head United Nations Human Rights Council'
- 3 Group of students refused entry to Leicester nightclub 'because they are black'
- 4 Irish people are travelling home from all over the world so they can vote to legalise gay marriage
- 5 Arsenal fan asks the Queen for tickets to the FA Cup final - gets a reply from Buckingham Palace
Cannes Film Festival rejects women from red-carpet screening of pro-LGBT romance 'Carol' for not wearing high heels
'We didn't really think we'd get away with it': The astonishing story of how two young Irish men completed an audacious £7m art heist
Game of Thrones rape scene criticised as 'disgusting' by US senator Claire McCaskill who says she's 'done' with show
Beyonce angers fans by pouring expensive champagne into hot tub in Nicki Minaj 'Feeling Myself' video
Armenia at Eurovision 2015: Genealogy forced to change song title in wake of 'too political' Armenian Genocide claims
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland