Something strange happened while I was watching the new series of US legal drama The Good Wife (More4) this week. I found myself humming the theme tune from Australian soap opera Home and Away. It was my unconscious mind's way of serenading new addition to the cast, Melissa George.
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Wednesday 20 November 2013
In BBC2's Tudor Monastery Farm, Ruth Goodman gives every impression of preferring to live in a back-breaking past than the convenience-culture present, with nothing seeming to faze her, least of all bathing a sheep in a duck pond. "I'll be honest… I thought that was great fun," she said breathlessly but somewhat redundantly.
Saturday 17 August 2013
Tracey Macleod visits Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's latest River Cottage Canteen housed in a former church hall in Bristol. But will she be subjected to lengthy sermons about locavorism and sourcing fish responsibly?
Thursday 28 February 2013
We should move to catching only those fish needed in the first place
Wednesday 27 February 2013
The UK Government today hailed an EU agreement to introduce a blanket ban on dumping dead fish back in the sea.
Sunday 14 October 2012
Friday 20 July 2012
Supermarkets have been called to a government summit over plummeting milk prices as dairy farmers threaten to bring supplies to a standstill.
Friday 20 July 2012
Dairy producers threaten supermarket blockade unless price cuts are reversed by end of month
Wednesday 13 June 2012
EU ministers have agreed to ban fishing ships from throwing away their excess catch, a controversial practice that has seen millions of tonnes of edible fish thrown away since the introduction of strict EU fishing quotas forty years ago.
Tuesday 17 January 2012
Strong sales of best-selling cookbooks and a surge in ebooks helped boost the publisher Bloomsbury in the final three months of 2011.
Friday 19 August 2011
Bespectacled celebrity cook Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall may be a campaigner for sustainable fishing, but it sounds as though his sea legs recently deserted him. On Monday the River Cottager ran aground in his 19-foot boat West of Beer Head in Devon, with his 10-year-old son Oscar on board. Lifeboats were scrambled to rescue the stricken pair, and they were finally dragged from the perilous rocks after courageous crew-person Naomi Firth swam to their boat to attach the necessary tow rope and winch it ashore. But – double disaster – Firth did not even recognise the famous man off the telly whom she'd rescued. "Embarrassingly enough, it didn't register," Firth said afterwards. "He's had his hair cut."
Sunday 07 August 2011
Friday 22 July 2011
A talented chef who was worried she was going to lose her job killed herself, despite being assured earlier in the day by the celebrity cook Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall that she was to be kept on.
Thursday 14 July 2011
The practice by European fishermen of throwing away large amounts of the fish they catch must end, the European Commission said yesterday, in outlining radical proposals to shake up Europe's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).
Friday 03 June 2011
The Government's approach to the trade in fishing quota has been criticised by a committee of MPs.
Tuesday 31 May 2011
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's campaign against wasting fish went on the road today - starting in Brussels and destined for Germany, France, Spain and Poland later this year.
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