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.
Arts & Ents blogs
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- 2 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 3 Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations
- 4 Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals
- 5 UK weather: 'Coldest night of the year' tonight as freezing temperatures plummet to -10C
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk