It's not just that the National Geographic documentary series Scam City is a pointless programme, it's that it's also a uniquely irritating one. Whereas most consumer watchdogs investigate scams at the instigation of aggrieved parties, in Scam City presenter Conor Woodman, travels the world looking for trouble and – what's more pitiful – often fails to find it.
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Thursday 20 December 2012
Boxer and taekwondo fighter beat Messi to Argentina's sportman of the year award
Friday 14 December 2012
Fifa refuse to ratify Lionel Messi's goalscoring record amid challenges from Brazil and Zambia
Thursday 13 December 2012
Following Zambia's claims over the goals in a year record, apparently Brazil legend Zico scored 89 in 1979
Thursday 13 December 2012
English National Ballet’s Nutcracker is a muted production lifted by sparkling dancing. From stars Vadim Muntagirov and Daria Klimentová through to the corps of Snowflakes, the company dance with warmth and festive spirit.
Monday 10 December 2012
The Royal Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker has a richly traditional air. Snow lies thick on the steeply-pitched roofs of a German town. Christmas tree fairies gleam with gilding, while the tree itself soars upwards, growing magically to Tchaikovsky’s irresistible score.
Monday 26 November 2012
'How many people do you need to write a banner? Just one. Then two holding it,' says Chelsea's new manager
Friday 23 November 2012
The artist's studio in Macclesfield is just yards from his home
Friday 02 November 2012
Our columnist reflects on his consistently bad luck with natural disasters. Aren't we all occasionally just a whisker from a major historical event?
Wednesday 31 October 2012
The billionaire tycoon and Tottenham Hotspur owner Joe Lewis yesterday expanded his reach into TV and film production as he shook up the board of DCD Media.
Sunday 21 October 2012
Wartime smoke and mirrors
Thursday 04 October 2012
Blaine's back with a new stunt: he will risk being zapped with 1m volts for three days.
Friday 10 August 2012
Rhythmic gymnastics may seem a glitter-clad oddity but Chris McGrath can only admire the mildly superhuman capabilities of these young girls at Wembley Arena
Monday 06 August 2012
Here comes actor and, for the occasion, raconteur Rob Drummond to tell us a story.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
"For all the people with wobbly bits, bingo wings, jelly, beer bellies, flab, and even liposuction where the fat deposits itself in weird places...we shake 'em together tonight." With that strange, joyful announcement, Paloma Faith turns her back to the crowd and hoists up her demure, ankle-length ball gown until it falls just underneath her bum and wiggles her alabaster legs, sending ripples across her pert behind.
Sunday 01 July 2012
Children see magic because they look for it, it's said, but more and more of them are determined to practise it as well. Once the preserve of men in tuxedos pulling rabbits from top hats, TV magic is nurturing a new generation who want to get down with the kids.
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