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.
Grace Dent on TV The Secret Life of the Pub is sexist, ageist and a breath of fresh air
Art Megumi Igarashi criticises Japan's 'backwards' attitude to women's sexual expression
tv Singer could become the most unlikely star of Westeros
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 I've been called an abusive and dangerous parent, when all I did was listen to my transgender child
- 2 Smartphones are making children borderline autistic, says psychiatrist
- 3 Why this father didn’t hide his daughter’s heroin overdose in her obituary
- 4 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 5 Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins
Sherlock series 4: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have to be 'persuaded' to return, says Steven Moffat
London Marathon: Best running songs from Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar to 'Uptown Funk'
Oldest footage of London landmarks released
A victory for gender equality on the high seas
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
Rupert Murdoch berated Sun journalists for not doing enough to attack Ed Miliband and stop him winning the general election