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Huge congratulations to Brixham quiz team called Abide with Me who appeared on the TV quiz show Eggheads today and actually won. Kevin was actually playing today so being able to win against him is, even more, reason to be congratulated.
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Way back in 1983 I watched a TV drama written by Willy Russell. The five-part serial was called One Summer and starred a very young David Morrisey. There aren't many programs from way back in the early 80s that have really stuck with me, however, One Summer affected me in a different way and I have never forgotten watching it. I recently received it as a birthday present and have just watched it again for only the second time in 33 years.
The story revolves mostly around two Liverpudlian schoolfriends, Billy, played by David Morrisey, and Icky, played by Spencer Leigh. Billy doesn't get on with either his sister or his mother and neither him or Icky have a particularly good school attendance record. The local police are out to get Billy. After getting into a dispute with another local gang Billy and Icky catch the train and run away to Wales. They're not sure where they're going in Wales, Billy holidayed there once and Wales has always been somewhere he wanted to get back to.

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I've really been enjoying this new series which sees people reunited with animals that they may have rescued, or brought up from very young and then released into the wild. In some cases they come back to decades later and the animals have still recognised them and greeted them with great affection. It reminds me of a fascinating story about an elephant and a man.

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I thought last year's John Lewis advert was outstanding, this year's Christmas advert is truly amazing and thought-provoking
 
 
 
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Really great to see an angling programme making it onto prime-time television, albeit BBC2. And I am even more delighted to see Matt Hayes acting as judge. I've been watching Matt heading various fishing programs since 1997. Mind you, he has got a few more grey hairs now, but haven't we all?
 
The program is going to see people competing against each other and eventually a winner will be chosen by Matt Hayes. They will be judged on how well they fish, how well they read the water and understand how the fish will feed.
 
You can "catch" this program at 9 o'clock on BBC2 on Sunday evenings. The first one started this evening on October 11.
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