The Great British Bake Off star Mary Berry has condemned much of TV for being "violent and cruel" and revealed that she "hates" Gordon Ramsay's shows.
Hell's Kitchen (TV Show)
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Wednesday 21 July 2004
Gordon Ramsay has ruled out filming another series of his hit reality show Hell's Kitchen for ITV, but is poised to sign a new deal with Channel 4.
Saturday 12 June 2004
Monday 07 June 2004
Sunday 06 June 2004
Some things in life are so unexpected, they knock you for six.Forget the tears and timbales, the raging and risottos in Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen. A series hosted by old lantern-jaw himself, Bruce Forsyth, is the best thing on television right now. Every now and then the BBC comes up with an idea that makes the licence fee worth it. It makes all their self-congratulatory promotions tolerable. Strictly Come Dancing, beamed to your living-room each Saturday night from the unlikely venue of the Town Ballroom in Blackpool, marries celebrities with the extraordinary world of competitive ballroom dancing, with its fixed grins, sequins, robotic swirls and swoops. It has borrowed a few tricks from reality shows such as Pop Idol, with a jury of cheerless snarling experts, a large audience who clearly love the show and a sense of ruthlessness that dominates the proceedings. Phone voting by viewers makes up 50 per cent of the score, but the professional marking system, like that of ice-dancing, is an unfatho
Thursday 03 June 2004
Viewing figures for the fifth series of Big Brother have nose-dived - sparking speculation that the bubble has burst for the reality show.
Tuesday 01 June 2004
Saturday 29 May 2004
Saturday 29 May 2004
It's been a disturbing week for some of our high-profile sporting figures. Alan Smith has reaped an embittered harvest from Leeds fans after switching allegiance to the club's arch-enemy, Manchester United. And United's manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been criticised following the revelation that the club has paid more than £13m to agents in the past three years, much of which has gone to a business part-owned by one of his sons.
Saturday 25 March 2000
Saturday 22 August 1998
Friday 05 December 1997
Thursday 05 September 1996
Sunday 19 February 1995
A family execution: Murder in the Heart (1): For nearly 40 years, Tommy Thompson ruled his family by violence and sexual abuse. Then, one day, his two captive daughters couldn't take any more. They blasted him with a shotgun as he lay convulsed in a fit. From a new book which reconstructs the three women's lives, this first extract uncovers the beginnings of a terrible history
Sunday 18 July 1993
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
- 1 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness