What to watch on TV tonight to avoid the World Cup, from Cara Delevingne to Lorraine Pascale
England take on Uruguay at 8pm tonight but there's a lot else on besides
Thursday 19 June 2014
Fostering & Me with Lorraine Pascale
The TV chef and former model embarks on a journey into the heart of Britain’s neglected foster-care system.
Pascal herself was adopted as a baby, then fostered from the age of eight when her adoptive parents’ marriage broke down.
Between shadowing the London borough of Lambeth’s social services, she tracks down some of the carers who looked after her as a child.
Playhouse Presents: Timeless
9pm and 12.30am, Sky Arts 1
The model-cum-socialite Cara Delevingne continues her fledgling acting career as a Whitby sandwich-shop worker (I know, it’s not what you’d call typecasting) whose soldier fiancé is in Afghanistan.
In the Calendar Girls writer Tim Firth’s slight tale, Sylvia Syms (left, with Delevingne) co-stars as her great-grandmother. The shoot apparently involved a quick visit to Iceland.
JLS singer JB Gill, Amanda Burton and Coronation Street star Ken Morley (Reg Holdsworth) attempt to make a hamburger from the contents of the mystery box.
And if you must...
World Cup Live: Uruguay vs England
Luis Suarez is apparently fit and aiming to target England’s “deficiencies” and the Liverpool striker will no doubt be the focus in the run-up to England’s must-win fixture against Uruguay.
If Roy Hodgson was the sort of man who took comfort in omens, then the last time that England played Uruguay in the group stages of the World Cup was in 1966.
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Sean Abbott: Messages of support flood in for bowler following death of batsman Phil Hughes
- 2 Ridley Scott on Exodus, Gods and Kings casting: 'I'm not going to get it financed if my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such'
- 3 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'
- 4 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football
- 5 'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school
I'm A Celebrity 2014: Jungle security stepped up after murder and 'suspicious death' close to camp
This house and dental clinic 'piled up like bricks on the brink of collapsing' is why Japan wins at architecture
Ridley Scott on Exodus, Gods and Kings casting: 'I'm not going to get it financed if my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such'
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Jurassic World trailer already facing criticism from palaeontologists
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Veena Malik sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy after appearing in mock TV wedding scene