For 19 years, Jimmy Savile dominated Saturday afternoon television with 'Jim'll Fix It' in which he enabled a select number of children to fulfil their dreams, no matter how bizarre they were. To celebrate his life, James Waterson tracks down those who had their wishes realised and revisits some of the show's most memorable moments
Seven countries in 10 days. "Exhausting" sums up following the world's only touring music festival, Sonisphere. So far I've travelled with it from Turkey, up through Eastern Europe, into Croatia and Slovenia, Italy and Switzerland. I've clocked up 5,000km on the car, passed through four countries in one day and slept in a Swiss barn. I am on first name terms with border guards and a reluctant expert on Euro motorway cuisine.
As 40 years of heavy metal are celebrated in Birmingham, the genre's spiritual birthplace, James McMahon picks out its top players
Bibio aka producer Stephen Wilkinson creates the kind of lush, heart-tugging melodies you’re sure you’ve heard somewhere before. Indeed, the gorgeous “Lovers’ Carvings” from his last album is that catchy hum-along summer -drenched song that lights up the Kindle TV advert.
Mark Fuller used to be in the business of keeping people up at night. The nightclub impresario has been responsible for London venues including Sugar Reef and Embassy (where the door policy, incidentally, might as well be if-you're-not-fake-tanned-then-you're-not-comin'-in). Then in 2003 he radically changed direction when he took over a rural bolthole – Inn on the Green – in Berkshire with Iron Maiden manager Andy Taylor.
Fans of heavy metal band Slipknot were mourning bassist Paul Gray, who was found dead in a hotel room.
John Peel's son is to follow in his father's footsteps after securing his own BBC radio show.
I like Calvin Harris's album 'Ready for the Weekend'. It's a party from start to finish – a total disco record. David Guetta's song "Sexy Chick" is brilliant, too. I've been listening to some old-school acid house, too.
They think it's all over
Rough Trade is the indie label that made it big, and now it's celebrating 30 glorious years – but it almost didn't make it.
On the day it was revealed that Nick Faldo plans to use DJ Spoony and the drummer from Iron Maiden to inspire his team at Kentucky next month, two young Englishmen declared their eagerness to be a part of the party. For Justin Rose and Oliver Wilson these next four days of the Johnnie Walker Championship could just be some of the most nerve-wracking of their short careers.
Fed up with tinny headphones and speakers, Rhodri Marsden enrolled on a 'sound-tasting' course – and discovered hidden depths to his MP3 collection