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.
BBC Trust agrees to axe channel from TV in favour of digital moveTV
Final Top Gear reviewTV
FestivalsFive ways to avoid the portable toilets
Jurassic WorldThe results are completely brilliant
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 2 Russian officials ban yoga because it's too much like a religious cult
- 3 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 4 Ginger Pride festival to take place next summer, organisers say 'time of bullying gingers is over'
- 5 Facebook rainbow profile pictures likely being tracked by social network
Glastonbury 2015: The best bits you missed from Lionel Richie and the Dalai Lama to The Libertines' secret set
Glastonbury 2015: The picture of a man crowd surfing in a wheelchair is brilliant, but it wasn't taken at Glastonbury
Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James' Twitter Q&A didn't exactly go as planned
Guillaume Tell gang-rape scene causes uproar at the Royal Opera House
Glastonbury 2015: Shocking scenes of rubbish left strewn across campsite as clean-up begins
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Pentagon accuses Russia of 'playing with fire' over nuclear threats towards Nato
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS