Daily Star Sunday - 2021-09-19
Daily Star Sunday 2021-09-19


Daily Star Sunday


19. Sep 2021
104 Pages

Thought for the day That’s banger out of order great britisH brekkie at riskSEE PAGE 4 FREE INSIDE CELEB PULLOUT WITH TV LISTINGS SEPTEMBER 19, 2021 FREE INSIDE PROUD TO LOVE ANIMALS £1.30 YOUR AMAZING footie pullout tv exclusive Liam’s chopper agony 10 SEE PAGE 12 FREE PHLOX PLANTS FROm WORTH OVER £15 Just pay £5.80 postage Terms and conditions apply See page 22 after strife Ricky ■■by ED GLEAVE BEDWETTERS beware – Ricky Gervais says his new series is going to shock the snowflakes. The controversial comic, 60, reckons scenes in season three of After Life are his most outrageous yet. Well, we can’t wait to see what he’s done! SEE PAGES 8 & 9 feared new show too shocking He tells flakes: Best give it a miss

2 DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 SS1ST MON TUE WED WE PAY FOR YOUR STORIES Call 020 8612 7424 WEATHER TODAY It is going to be a damp day for many, with plenty of rain, frequently heavy in northern England through the day but then turning heavy for eastern England later on. Thunderstorms expected for much of eastern England later on. outlook Light showers tomorrow will largely be limited to eastern England and western Scotland. A misty start to Tuesday with rain for western Scotland while the rest of the UK should be dry. Bangkok sunny 33 Barcelona showers 27 Corfu fair 28 Dublin fair 16 L Angeles sunny 21 Majorca fair 28 Miami cloudy 29 abroad lottery SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 15, 16, 19, 23, 49 BONUS 9 The society raising money through the Health Lottery this month ending September 30, is Health Lottery North West, tackling health inequalities in the North West of England NATIONAL LOTTERY 19, 32, 44, 45, 52, 53 BONUS 12 PRIZE DETAILS UNAVAILABLE AS WE WENT TO PRESS THUNDERBALL 07, 13, 17, 19, 35 THUNDERBALL 11 PRIZE DETAILS UNAVAILABLE AS WE WENT TO PRESS FRIDAY’S EUROMILLIONS 5, 7, 8, 10, 34 LUCKY STARS 1, 9 NO WINNERS OF THE £33.99MILLION JACKPOT FRIDAY’S UK MILLIONAIRE MAKER HBTJ43166 get online Read all about it – online as well as in your favourite paper. Our fantastic website is full of the best stories, pictures and videos seven days a week. Get it on your phone, tablet or computer and even download the paper to your tablet or laptop. Plus we’d love to hear from you on social media. Web: dailystarsunday.co.uk @DailyStarSunday facebook.com/thedailystar If you are missing any part of your Daily Star Sunday, contact your newsagent in the first instance or call us on our MISSING SUPPLEMENT LINE – 0800 014 1165. Or you can email us at: missingsections@dailystar.co.uk, text MISSING to 82100 followed by the item you’re missing and your name and address. Texts cost 25p + your normal operator tariff. NEWSPAPERS SUPPORT RECYCLING Moscow fair 8 N York cloudy 23 Nice sunny 24 Paris sunny 23 Rhodes sunny 29 Rome fair 28 Shanghai sunny 28 The recycled content of UK newspapers in 2009 was 76.2% Text 07783 209 306 Calls charged at normal rates but don’t worry about the cost, we’ll call you right back BSE FIND: Livestock New mad cow case detected A CASE of mad cow disease has been identified on a farm in Somerset. Lethal bovine spongiform encephalopathy was identified in an animal, which is now dead and has been removed from the farm, the Animal and Plant Health Agency said. The agency said there was “no risk to food safety”, adding that “precautionary restrictions” were in place to stop livestock moving around while “further investigations continue to identify the origin”. Chief Veterinary Officer Christine Middlemiss said: “This is proof our surveillance system for detecting and containing this type of disease is working. “We recognise this will be a traumatic time for the farmer and we are on hand to offer advice. “The UK’s overall risk status for BSE remains at ‘controlled’ and there is no risk to food safety or public health.” A 1986 breakout resulted in mass culling and a ban on British beef. Arrest in man hunt A MAN who had been missing for weeks has been found dead and his suspected killer has been arrested. Thames Valley Police said a body was found in Erith, east London, on Wednesday and identified as 46-year-old Duane Denny on Friday. Mr Denny had been reported missing on August 24. A 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of his murder on Thursday night, and he remains in custody. Mr Denny’s family are being supported by specially trained officers. HOPE on cancer NEW pill adavosertib could one day be used to slow tumour growth in people fighting incurable bowel cancer, researchers say. If we have published anything factually inaccurate, please contact the readers’ editor by email at StarLetters@ dailystar.co.uk or write to Readers’ Editor, Daily Star at Reach PLC, 1 Canada Square, London, E14 5AP and, once verified, we’ll correct it as soon as possible. The Daily Star and Daily Star Sunday are published by Express Newspapers, a subsidiary company of Reach PLC, which is a member of IPSO, the Independent Press rhs chelsea flower show Tuesday / West London The Royal Horticultural Society annual gardening event is taking place in September for the first time, as a result of Covid. Until September 26. mps leave commons Thursday / Parliament House to rise for party conferences. autumn equinox Wednesday Boo-hoo – it’s the official end of the summer… GOLF: Ryder CUP Friday and Saturday / Sky Sports, from 1pm Team Europe will be looking to retain the Ryder Cup they won so convincingly in Paris three years ago. Delayed by a year due to Covid, Whistling Straits in Wisconsin is the host course this time. BOXING: Joshua v usyk Saturday / Sky Sports Box Office In his first fight since December last year, Britain’s heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua puts his WBA, IBF & WBO titles on the line against Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. cars pricier second hand ‘Once in a lifetime’ sales boom USED cars are now more expensive than new models. They are soaring in value due to a chronic shortage of supply alongside a surge in demand. Second-hand vehicles are gaining an average of 20% in price after six months, rather than dropping by the usual 5%. Experts have described it as a freak development. Derren Martin of vehicle valuation service Cap HPI said: “What we are seeing here is absolutely unprecedented. “It’s a once-in-a- generation development that is turning the rules of car valuations on its head. ■■by FELICITY CROSS felicity.cross@dailystar.co.uk Second-hand cars are appreciating, rather than depreciating, in value.” The boom has been caused by several factors. Production line delays mean fewer new cars are coming on to the market. And families who once relied on public transport are looking to snap up vehicles after moving out of the city. The price of some cars has risen by almost £10,000 in just five CORRECTIONS & COMPLAINTS Standards Organisation. We adhere to the Editors’ Code Of Practice as enforced by IPSO, which is contactable for advice at IPSO Gate House, 1 Farringdon Street, EC4M 7LG. Website www.ipso.co.uk, Telephone: 0300 123 2220, email advice@ipso.co.uk. If you have a complaint concerning a potential breach of the Code of Practice, AGATHA CHRISTIE ON STAGE Showing now / County Hall, London Gripping courtroom thriller Witness For The Prosecution has reopened in the West End. Head to witnesscountyhall. com for tickets. the wanted reunion gig Tomorrow / Royal Albert Hall, London Boyband will reunite after seven years for Stand Up To Cancer after member Tom Parker was diagnosed with a brain tumour. everybody’s talkinG about jamie Streaming on Amazon Prime Video After a string of delays, film version of the stage show is finally out and you can watch it from the comfort of your sofa. Stars Richard E Grant and Sarah Lancashire. britain’s favouritE sandwich Tonight / 6.30pm, Channel 5 As a nation we munch a whopping 11billion sandwiches every year. But which one do we love the most? This show will reveal which fillings are most popular. GREAT BRITISH BEACH CLEAN You can help out on your local shore this week. months. A six-month-old Dacia Sandero, inset, is typically advertised for £12,398 instead of its average new price of £10,172.92. And a Toyota Yaris GR is now being offered at £35,967 compared with £30,963.33 when new. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has cut its forecast for new car registrations this year by 24%, from 2.4million to just 1.8m. Last month, it reported the worst July for UK automotive production since 1956. we will deal with your complaint directly or IPSO can refer your complaint to us. Please go to www.reachplc.com/ how-to-complain where you can view our Complaints Policy and Procedure. A How To Complain pack is also available by writing to the Legal and Compliance Department, Reach PLC, One Canada Square, London E14 5AP.

SS1ST DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 3 Lottie Dyson Fury! CHAMP: I HOOVER HOUSE TO STAY COOL ■ CLEAN FIGHT: Tyson says vacuuming his home is therapeutic TYSON Fury loves a dust up – with his vacuum cleaner. The boxing champion could afford an army of cleaners to keep his home spick and span. But he insists on doing some of it himself – because it’s good therapy. Fury, 33, told the Daily Star Sunday: “I do some chores around the house. “The bins are my main job, which isn’t my favourite, to be honest. “But I really enjoy the hoovering. It’s therapeutic.” Tyson also helps out with driving his children around and changing nappies. The sporting hero is keen to live a normal life, despite his huge success in the ring. For the past decade he has ■■EXCLUSIVE by ED GLEAVE edward.gleave@dailystar.co.uk lived in Morecambe with his wife Paris and their six children. He added: “We are just normal people. I am happy for people to see who we are and how we live. It’s the type of people we are.” Tyson has no intention of moving to an A-list neighbourhood. He said: “People say to me, ‘Why don’t you live in California?’. “I would never leave Morecambe. It’s true beauty. If the weather was better, every house here would be a million quid.” DAILY STAR SUNDAY SAYS – PAGE 6 Picture: JEANY SAVAGE LOVELY Lottie has become an internet sensation – thanks to your favourite Sunday paper! Since making her debut as one of our Page 3 beauties, the 20-year-old has had quite ■■by ED GLEAVE a reaction. Plenty of you have started following her on social media to see more snaps of her amazing figure. And she is thrilled by it all. Lottie, of Ashford in Kent, told us: “I’m loving my career as a Page 3 girl. Thank you Daily Star Sunday.” We love to make dreams come true, especially for a red-hot model like our Lottie. ‘Not enough hours in the day’ SEE PAGES 14 & 15 O’Grady in pong panic PAUL O’Grady says he stank of chutney for months after trying to become a cooking whizz at his farm. He said: “Last year we had tonnes of apples and plums, so I went into the chutneymaking business “The place stank of vinegar. I reeked, the whole house reeked.” Crown’s out for US glory THE Crown is set to win big at tonight’s US Emmys. It is 4/1 to take the Best Drama gong, with Lady Di actress Emma Corrin and Queen star Olivia Colman in an even race to land Best Actress. Jen & Ben moving in? JENNIFER Lopez and Ben Affleck could be ready to live together, pals have hinted. Hustlers star J.Lo, 52, and the 49-year-old actor rekindled their romance in April after first dating in the early 2000s. An insider said: “Their friends would not be surprised if they move in together.”

4 DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 CHARITY: Matt Ratana How Matt steers kids from crime A CHARITY to remember policeman Matt Ratana is helping children stay away from gun crime – by playing his beloved rugby. Croydon RFC, close to where Sgt Ratana was shot at his south London police station a year ago, is getting a slice of £300,000 raised in the officer’s name. It will help youngsters develop life skills as Matt was “passionate” about helping children from disadvantaged backgrounds, founder Sean Morgan said. Sean, director of the Matt Ratana Rugby Foundation, said the choice is “poignant” given its proximity to Croydon custody centre, where his pal and fellow East Grinstead Rugby Club coach died. Club chief Lucy Ware added: “To be part of a legacy that will enable youths to play and have access to the sport we all love – no words can describe the pleasure that brings us.” Louis De Zoysa, 24, has appeared at the Old Bailey charged with Sgt Ratana’s murder. No plea was entered. Shaun now alpha male HELLRAISER Shaun Ryder has revealed that he has only just learned to recite the alphabet. The 59-year-old Happy Mondays singer turned TV star has been diagnosed with ADHD. Shaun said having the condition made his school days “a nightmare”. And he couldn’t even dress himself. Shaun said: “My underpants were on back to front, up my arse.” The singer went on to claim that taking heroin made him feel “normal” but warned: “I don’t want kids to start going out, taking heroin. That’s the worst thing.” Now happily married to third wife Jo, a special needs teacher, Sean joked: “Now she’s got the f***ing star pupil.” Great-est holiday SEASIDE lover George Bennett, 79, has holidayed in Great Yarmouth every year since 1946, including his honeymoon in 1966. Emergency! THIS Get this cop a taco quick Pictures: MAC MACK SS1ST bobby on the eat parked on double yellow lines while he waited for a takeaway. The on-duty officer also had his vehicle’s lights flashing as he sat in a Taco Bell for 10 minutes. He was pictured looking at his phone while his order was ■■by ISOBEL DICKINSON prepared at a branch of the food chain in Croydon, south London. One witness said they recently got a £90 ticket for parking close by for only a few minutes. They said: “I know police have to eat, but they should adhere by the same rules as the rest of us.” Met Police said: “Officers are entitled to breaks but should ensure vehicles are parked in a considerate, appropriate manner. “Once the officer [has been identified], a decision will be made as to whether any further action is required.” pic-nicked: Inside shop ■LINES OF DUTY: PC’s car on double yellows outside the takeaway ‘prevent gas crisis to save our bacon’ SUPERMARKET shelves could soon be empty of bacon, sausages and chicken because of a carbon dioxide shortage. Stocks of the gas could run out within two weeks, hitting production of beer and fizzy drinks as well as fried breakfasts. CO2 is used to stun pigs and chickens before they are slaughtered for food – and pig farmers are being warned they may now have to cull animals. Poultry producers warned the shortage “threatens national food security”. National Pig Association chief Zoe Davies said farms were “at bursting point” due to a slaughter backlog as a result of labour shortages in abattoirs. She warned: “Government has got to intervene. I was talking to a farmer earlier CO2 shortage could hit meat supplies ■■by AARON TINNEY sunday@dailystar.co.uk who was almost in tears at the thought of having to kill animals.” It comes after the NPA’s Charlie Dewhirst said 70,000 pigs had already been “rolled” – where the animals are ready for slaughter but there is no means to kill them – which meant “farmers lose money and animals bred to be eaten don’t go into the food chain”. Nick Allen, of British Meat Processors Association, said: “This could be the straw that broke the camel’s back. It is potentially a massive challenge for the food industry when we are already facing huge issues.” CO2 is essential for producing and transporting staples such as bread and meat, as well as for putting the fizz in beer and soft drinks. The gas is also used to treat and make water safe to drink and for sterilising hospital equipment. The potential crisis was sparked after two large UK factories producing ammonium nitrate fertiliser – of which CO2 is a byproduct – suspended their operations due to soaring fuel prices. Increased global demand, maintenance issues and lower solar and wind energy output are blamed for a surge in the cost of wholesale gas. Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng is holding talks this weekend with gas producers, suppliers and energy regulator Ofgem. It comes as Russia is accused of rigging the price of gas to damage Britain’s economic recovery from Covid.

Lost FOOTING: Phil Shaw Tributes to tragic dad in pub fall ■■by ADELA WHITTINGHAM TRIBUTES have been paid to a doting dad who died after falling down a narrow flight of stairs in a pub. Phil Shaw, 46, was on a friend’s stag do when he lost his footing on the way to the Wetherspoon’s basement toilets in February last year. He had two sons, two younger sisters who he brought up when their mother died, two stepdaughters and a number of grandchildren. Speaking after the inquest, his wife Lisa, 49, said: “When we used to go out he was the life and soul of the party. “He was a friendly, happy, caring guy. He was my world.” An inquest at Dorset Coroner’s Court heard the school caretaker died of a head injury hours after the accident at The Christopher Creeke in Bournemouth. It was said the toilets and stairs have been blocked off since Mr Shaw’s death and the pub chain have no plans to reopen them. A jury concluded Mr Shaw died as the result of an accident. Paris icon stabilised NOTRE Dame is finally stable and secure enough for the start of works to rebuild the cathedral in Paris. It comes more than two years after fire tore through its roof, knocking down its spire and threatening the rest of the monument. The French government agency overseeing the reconstruction yesterday announced that the work to stabilise it – which began the day after the fire in April 2019 – is complete. Negotiations for repairs will now begin, with some 100 tenders for projects in the reconstruction. The agency maintains President Emmanuel Macron’s goal of a 2024 reopening, when Paris hosts the Olympics. vax to the future Chariots of Pfizer and Vax To The Future are among names for buses converted into mobile jab clinics in New Zealand. Strictly shock ■PAIR UP: The TV presenter and his partner for this series SS1ST DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 5 as show couples revealed John’s serving up history TELLY chef John Whaite has been paired with hunk Johannes Radebe. The pair are set to make Strictly history as the show’s first all-male couple. Ugo Monye is paired with reigning champion Oti Mabuse while Olympian Adam Peaty has got Katya Jones. Other pairings include Loose Woman Judi Love and Graziano Di Prima; actor Greg Wise and Karen Hauer; Corrie’s Katie McGlynn and Gorka Marquez; and actress Nina Wadia with Neil Jones. There BBC DAN ADMITS: JUDGE SHIRLEY IS A PAL But laughs at dancing STRICTLY’s Dan Walker has admitted he is pals with show judge Shirley Ballas. The pair have enjoyed a close relationship for years. They first struck up a bond in 2019 when they climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania together for Comic Relief and have stayed close ever since. Dan, 44, said: “We had some great conversations on that trip. I really got to know her well. I’m looking forward to seeing her. “We’ve had a few Kilimanjaro reunions. She’s great, talented and knows what she is talking about.” Dan risks a favouritism row by revealing they are friends. It is likely to lead to speculation that he will get extra marks from the 61-year-old judge. But he insists it is unlikely to help him, adding: “On one particular occasion Shirley was feeling a bit down and a bit upset, so I will also be AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington; CBeebies star Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu; comic Robert Webb and Dianne Buswell; and McFly singer Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden. ■■EXCLUSIVE by ED GLEAVE edward.gleave@dailystar.co.uk nicked one of the blankets we were using to keep warm at night and I did a bit of impromptu pasodoble. “She laughed her head off, which I’m not sure is the best thing. I questioned whether I would’ve got a 10 but she continued to laugh, so I’m not sure the technique was great. But it had the desired effect of making her laugh.” Dan was paired with pro dancer Nadiya Bychkova, 32, in last night’s launch show. Bookies are tipping them to sail through the early weeks of this year’s series. But Dan had a setback on Friday when he was taken to hospital after bashing his head on a door. He said: “I’ve got to rest for a couple of days, so I’ll be a bit behind but ready to dig in again next week.”

6 DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 SS1ST Says Shock and awe, Ricky YOU’VE got to love Ricky Gervais. He’s determined to carry on being as offensive as possible. All that matters is that it’s funny. And if you don’t like it, tough. It takes courage to take on the snowflakes when many bosses seem in thrall to the bigmouth bedwetters on social media. Comedians and commentators are under constant threat of being “cancelled” because of something they have said… often years ago. The views of a tiny minority are given undue weight in light of their Twitter or Instagram following. They live their lives desperately searching for stuff that offends them. Then they create fake outrage. We end up with ridiculous warnings on programmes such as Fawlty Towers and Porridge. Luckily for us, Ricky Gervais appears to be bulletproof. He’s taken on organised religion, the superstars of Hollywood and the big-money big game hunters. A few wimpy keyboard warriors are hardly likely to worry him. It helps that Ricky’s comedy comes from a good place. It’s great to hear that After Life fans find solace in his stories of loss, despair and grief, even as some of the dialogue shocks us. That he can make us laugh with such plots is nothing short of miraculous. And if he can offend a few flakes along the way, good on him. Scooter so air brained THE sight of an RAF officer jumping on an electric scooter to get around an air base produces sniggers. The poor chap looks like a right wally in his helmet and high-visibility vest. They have spent £30,000 on these eco-friendly scooters, which seems even more ridiculous. As one veteran says: Why can’t they walk, or run? We are not totally against the idea if it can cut down on the use of buses around the air base. But if RAF personnel want to use a scooter to go green, just one question: Why don’t you buy one yourself? Deep clean TYSON Fury reveals he vacuums the house as a form of therapy. Maybe that’s why he’s taken so many opponents to the cleaners… Picture: Bob Jensen / WENN FORE! Why did the golfer change his trousers? Because he got a hole in one. How many golfers does it take to change a lightbulb? Fore. Golf balls are like eggs. They’re white. Sold by the dozen… and a week later you have to buy some more. Why do golfers hate cake? Because they might get a slice. If you golf on election day, make sure to cast an absent-tee-ballot. Golfer to caddie: “Why do you keep looking at your watch? I find it distracting.” Caddie: “It’s not a watch – it’s a compass.” If you drink, don’t drive. And don’t even putt. GAG: TV’s Dawn Hole lotta fun on Vicar Of Dibley.. “There’s a vicar playing golf with his friend John. “John misses a three-foot putt, and he says, ‘Damn it, I missed the bugger’. “The vicar tuts and says, ‘John, if you say that once more then God will open up the heavens and send a The difference between a golfer and a fisherman… When a golfer lies, he doesn’t have to bring anything home to prove it. What is a golfer’s worst nightmare? The Bogeyman. Where can you find a golfer on a Saturday night? Clubbing. Why did Tarzan spend so much time at the golf course? He was perfecting his swing. Wife: “I’m sick and tired of your obsession with golf.” Husband: “Why, is it driving a wedge between us?” Catch of the day A hungry raptor swoops in for a fish supper takeaway. Wildlife photographer Bob Jensen captured the osprey zooming down to catch a salmon on a lake. The bird dived from 10 metres above the water, hit the surface How many golfers does it take to change a lightbulb? Why’s it ‘golf’? The other four-letter words were taken. MARK Twain famously quipped that golf was “a good walk spoiled”. But millions of fans will watch coverage of the Ryder Cup this week after last year’s scheduled tournament was cancelled due to the pandemic. From Friday, Padraig Harrington’s Team Europe will be hoping to retain the trophy they won in 2018 as they take on Steve Stricker’s Team USA at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wisconsin. As we get set for a rollercoaster of birdies and bunkers, JAMES MOORE tees off the fun with a round of some of the best golf gags par none… thunderbolt to strike you dead’. But then John misses a two-foot putt, and he says: ‘Damn it, I missed the bugger’. “So, the heavens open, a great big thunderbolt comes down and strikes the vicar dead, and God says, ‘Damn it, I missed the bugger’.” ■■by JOHN WARD and then grabbed the doomed fish. Jensen, who also works as an aerospace engineer, waited on the shoreline for hours for to get his stunning shot in Skagit County in Washington State, US. Stars and strokes “When I first took up golf I dug up so many worms that I decided to go fishing.” Tommy Cooper. “Give me gold clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner and you can keep the clubs and fresh air.” Jack Benny. “You can always spot the employee playing golf with his boss. He’s the fellow who makes a hole in one and says, ‘Oops!’” Bob Monkhouse, inset “You know what your main trouble is… you stand too close to the ball after you’ve hit it.” Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, below right

SS1ST DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 7 ‘RARE’: 1963 Kombi £200k to take a ride on VW bus AN old bus for sale on eBay for £100,000 could be worth double that amount. The 1963 VW Kombi Microbus, based on the iconic campervan, has 54,000 miles on the clock and has been imported from Japan by a seller in Middlesbrough. Restored versions in mint condition regularly sell for around £200,000. The listing for the righthand drive motor says: “This is a rare find! “Original, unrestored, untouched in daily use 1963 23 Window Samba 1500cc Kombi T1 Bus. “It has spent a lot of its life in Japan. Restored versions can command over £200,000 and unrestored versions in daily use are almost unheard of.” The Microbus was built for a total of 56 years after production started in September 1957. Brazil was the last country still assembling it, but new safety regulations there requiring airbags and ABS on all cars spelled the end of the vehicle. Taliban in ‘vice’ war Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers have replaced the women’s ministry with an all-male “vice and virtue ministry”. Its job will be to enforce the group’s rigid interpretation of Islam. The move is the latest to hark back to the Taliban’s harsh 1990s rule, when it imposed severe restrictions on women. It comes as staff from the World Bank’s Women’s Economic Empowerment and Rural Development Programme were escorted off the grounds in the capital Kabul. Meanwhile, witnesses said three explosions targeting Taliban vehicles in Jalalabad left at least three people dead and 20 wounded. Isis-K, which is affiliated to Islamic State and opposes the Taliban, has its headquarters nearby. Raid in tatt-ers A MAN with an ATM tattoo on his neck was arrested trying to steal a cash machine from a store car park in South Carolina, US. ■ROLLOUT: WO Martin Finney on his e-scooter. Right, staff using them HEARTFELT: Daniel bids farewell to film crew royal air farce £30k e-scooters for jet base THE RAF has been branded the Royal Woke Force after buying eco-friendly electric scooters. Defence chiefs spent nearly £30,000 of taxpayers’ cash on the 90 devices as a greener way of getting personnel around the vast RAF Marham air base. They will be used instead of the oldstyle shuttle bus. But pictures of Station Warrant Officer Martin Finney using one have been met with derision. One person wrote: “What has the RAF turned into? The Royal Woke Force?” And former Army commander Colonel Richard Kemp said recruits should use their feet. He said: “When I was based at Bassingbourn – like Marham, a WW2 bomber station, later turned into an infantry training depot – we weren’t equipped with electric scooters to cover the acreage. “We marched from place to place and if we needed to get somewhere quickly, we ran. I suspect the cost in RAF shoe leather would be less of a burden on the taxpayer than these expensive scooters.” The Air Force said the scooters will save tens of thousands of pounds a year in fuel costs. But it hasn’t stopped critics mocking the images it posted on Facebook. ■■by ISOBEL DICKINSON Chief Reporter isobel.dickinson@dailystar.co.uk One sneered: “Pictures of RAF personnel in yellow hi-vis jackets wearing cycling helmets will terrify President Putin.” A senior Army officer added: “The pictures are truly dreadful. The RAF is meant to be a fighting force. I can fully understand the need to reduce carbon emissions, but not like this. The RAF seems to be happy being a laughing stock. “Eight-two years ago brave young men were sacrificing their lives in the Battle of Britain – they must be turning in their graves.” RAF Marham Station Commander Group Captain Jim Beck said: “As part of project Astra, which is striving to create a better and more efficient RAF, RAF Marham have introduced e-scooters for our personnel to reduce carbon vehicle use. “This has enabled greener and more flexible transport with the added bonus of saving money.” The Ministry of Defence confirmed a similar trial is taking place at RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire. No time to cry as Craig quits Bond DANIEL Craig fought back tears as he said a final goodbye to his James Bond role. The actor, who has played the spy since 2006, gave a moving speech on the last day of filming his latest movie, No Time To Die, in 2019. The 53-year-old thanked the team for their work and said he had “loved every single second” of playing 007. He told Apple TV documentary Being James Bond: “A lot of people here worked on five pictures with me. And I know ■■by JOHN WARD john.ward@dailystar.co.uk there’s a lot of things said about what I think about these films. “But I have loved every single second of these movies, and especially this one, because I’ve gotten up every morning and I’ve had the chance to work with you guys and that has been one of the greatest honours of my life.” At DAILY STAR SUNDAY SAYS – PAGE 6 the end of the documentary the British actor reflects on being “incredibly proud” of his Bond movies. He also says that leaving the role is “a really difficult thing to do”. It has been reported that he will receive “north of $100million [£72m]” for playing the quirky private detective Benoit Blanc in future Knives Out films.

8 DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 FINDER: Abbie, left Message in a bottle... from 1984 A GLASS bottle with a message thrown into the sea 37 years ago has been found washed up 4,000 miles away. It was cast adrift in Japan in 1984 as part of a school experiment to monitor ocean currents. Abbie Graham, nine, spotted the mud-caked bottle among seashells in Kea’au, Hawaii. Scrolls of paper written in English, Spanish and Japanese were intact inside. Abbie’s dad John Graham said: “I thought it was trash and she thought it was treasure.” The notes explained that the bottle experiment was a project by the Chiba Prefectural Choshi High School, near Tokyo. It asked the finder to report the date and place of the discovery. Abbie drew a picture of herself and her sister and sent the image back to the school with the letters. Vice-principal Jun Hayashi said: “The students were delighted to get the letter back.” Jail mums to get help A “MOTHER and baby officer” is to be appointed in every women’s prison after the death of a child. The Ministry of Justice announced an investment of £500,000 to recruit and train enhanced pregnancy and mother and baby liaison officers. Another £100,000 will be used to provide pregnancy items such as specialist mattresses, maternity clothes and breast pads. It comes before next week’s publication of what is expected to be a damning report into the death of the baby, whose mother allegedly gave birth while alone at HMP Bronzefield, Middlesex, in 2019. New guidance said it was essential there were “clear procedures that enable monitoring, recording and information sharing of safeguarding matters relating to pregnant women”. Beary good fun Three black bears took a dip in Mike Lafond’s paddling pool before playing on a swing and slide in Westfield, Massachusetts. SS1ST no.1 for TELLY + no.1 for TELLY ricky: WORST JASON Donovan is on a mission to be taken seriously as a producer. He said: “For me, the most important thing was to be a proper, hands-on producer, not just a ■SNOW JOKE: Ricky says viewers will be shocked break out show fans share their AFTER LIFE STRANGERS keep telling ■■by ED GLEAVE Ricky about their darkest moments due to After Life. gets scores of messages on The show is inspiring social media. people to talk openly about People regularly say the their grief. show has helped them cope Ricky said: “People with losing a loved one. come up to me in the street Ricky thinks the response and say things like, ‘I lost tops anything he had for my brother’ or, ‘I lost his hit shows The Office my mother’. and Extras. “And you realise everyone He added: “The reaction is grieving. And that has been incredible. It has however dark something is, been the best experience in they want to see themselves on screen. It opens a anything I’ve done because terms of reaction of conversation.” Ricky also of that emotional thing.” Jason’s hands-on role ‘stunt’ producer – someone high profile who can bring another name to the publicity aspect of it. “I bring experience. It’s about bringing a team together and that isn’t always done ‘Flakes will hate new show. I thought not even Netflix will put it out, but they did’ RICKY Gervais is warning snowflakes not to watch the new series of After Life – because it will be too shocking for them. The comic, 60, says one scene is “the worst thing” ever to be broadcast. It is so outrageous that he is stunned it was given the green light by Netflix chiefs. He told the Daily Star Sunday: “Series two was bad enough, but in series three, there are two of the cast who do the worst thing I’ve ever seen made for television. “I was cutting it down and thinking, ‘Even Netflix won’t put that out’.” Ricky is by accountants, it needs to be done by creative people.” Jason’s latest stint in the role is with the production of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, which is currently touring the UK. ‘OVER MOON’: Owen exclusive ■■by ED GLEAVE TV Editor edward.gleave@dailystar.co.uk thrilled the controversial scene wasn’t cut and can’t wait for it to be seen by millions of fans. He added: “I am very pleased with it. It is nearly finished and it’s the best one yet. Every single person in the cast is incredible. “We did it through Covid so it’s a double pleasure that we got it done. “It’s so fun to work with them. They make it easy. It’s so fun all the time, genuinely. We laugh every day. We really do. “Every single person in the cast is incredible… and I take all the credit.” The third series is set to be a Christmas present for fans. Ricky has revealed it will be available on Netflix over the SID: I’M THE DADDY SOAP legend Sid Owen is getting married and having a baby. The actor, who played Ricky Butcher in EastEnders, has found new happiness with old flame Victoria Shores, 42. He popped the festive period. He said: “It will be out as close to Christmas as we can do it or just after. “The dog does not die. That’s the only spoiler I’ll give.” After Life, which also stars Penelope Wilton, has become a global sensation since launching in 2019. Ricky’s performance as suicidal reporter Tony Johnson has been praised by critics and fans. And earlier this month it beat long-running hit The Vicar Of Dibley to win the comedy gong at the National Television Awards. Ricky can’t believe how big it has become. He said: “I am still surprised by the reaction. It’s a show about a man who wants to kill himself because his wife dies of cancer. And people go, ‘OK, this sounds funny’.” DAILY STAR SUNDAY SAYS – PAGE 6 question last month – and has now revealed Victoria is due to give birth in January. Sid, 49, said: “I never ever dreamt I would have kids. I was completely shocked and over the moon.”

no.1 for TELLY + no.1 for TELLY scene on tv! Picture: Nicky Johnston / Belle PR SS1ST Saff-run a marathon effort SAFFRON Barker is in tip-top shape thanks to the London Marathon. The TV and YouTube star, 21, has been busy training for the race in two weeks’ time – and has enjoyed the gruelling Piers: I’d box Walliams..I want to hurt him STAR IN RING TAUNT PIERS Morgan wants to square ■■by ED GLEAVE up to TV rival David Walliams in edward.gleave@dailystar.co.uk a boxing match. The pair have had bad blood Amanda. That was the best panel. It between them for years. was the most fun. Asked who would be his dream opponent, 56-year-old Piers said: “David was there, goading him all day. So you “I think Simon was at his best when I Walliams. I could give him a good fight. never know, I could be back.” “If you’re going to fight someone, Piers says he had talks with Simon, you’ve got to really want to 61, just weeks ago about working hurt them. together again. “So that’s why Walliams would He added: “We chatted about a be the perfect opponent.” few options. I like working with He also wants to KO David, Simon, he is great. He is the only 50, by nicking his spot on the person I know who is more Britain’s Got Talent panel. competitive than me. Presenter Piers “We just used to be was part of the show’s ruthless and competitive all day long when original line-up alongside Amanda we were filming. It was fun.” Holden and Simon Cowell in 2007. He said: “Simon and I laugh about the idea of me going back and say it would be fun to get the old band back together – me, him and preparation. Saffron told the Daily Star Sunday: “My training has been good. “I’ve really enjoyed long runs along the seafront in Brighton and getting fit again. “Running always changes my body. But it really changes my mindset BAD BLOOD: Morgan and Walliams, right too – exercise is such a mood booster for me.” Saffron, running to raise cash for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, added: “I have run the marathon before and it’s so tough. “But it’s so lovely to have the crowds there cheering you along. It can be really emotional.” DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 9 SHOT IN ARM: Anne Webb 1.5million get call for booster jab AROUND 1.5million people in England will be sent invitations this week to book a Covid booster jab. Texts will go out from tomorrow, with letters posted later in the week, NHS England said. Those contacted will be encouraged to use the National Booking Service to arrange a vaccination. People eligible for boosters include anyone aged 50 and over, those living and working in care homes for the elderly, and frontline health and social care workers. People who are clinically extremely vulnerable and at risk also qualify. Anne Webb, 85, is believed to be the first care home resident in the UK to receive a booster jab. She was given it at Ty Ross Nursing Home in Treorchy, south Wales. Dr Nikki Kanani, deputy lead for the inoculation programme, said: “I would urge everyone to come forward and get a booster vaccination when they are invited.” Wed alert after fight ■■by NEIL DOCKING A WEDDING was ruined when the groom’s ex broke the mother-of-the-bride’s arm in a fight. A row broke out between Michael Lyon’s former girlfriend Stacey Lane and his future bride Shelly Kerr days before the big day. Liverpool Crown Court heard Ms Kerr hit Lane first with an e-cigarette, which the bride said was in a “blocking motion”. Lane, 30 retaliated by getting a metal crutch from her car boot and shouting: “Happy f***ing wedding week.” She struck Shelly over the back with it, before breaking Paula Kerr’s arm when she tried to protect her daughter. Lane was jailed for nine months, suspended for 18 months, and given 75 hours of unpaid work. i’m not SEWER how A NAKED woman trapped in a sewage drain in Florida with her legs tied up told rescuers she had no idea how she got there.

10 DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 SS1ST fury SUP FOR IT: Marc Paid £28k a year for pub crawl A MAN is being paid £28,000 a year to go on a giant pub crawl. Lucky Marc Knighton landed his “dream job” of getting paid to visit dozens of boozers after his mum tipped him off. Marc was the successful applicant whose job it will be to pop into about 100 seaside hostelries for a pint as part of a Lincolnshire County Council project. University of Cambridge history graduate Marc, from Stamford, said his mum sent the job ad with the note: “You’d better reply – this looks right up your street.” He said: “I was actually quite surprised when I got the call for an interview. “I was delighted – it’s a dream job for anyone who is interested in pubs and beer. “In the next weeks and months, I will be going round pubs to see what history they have and the tangible history. “We want to find out what kind of things happened there.” True rhyme TV drama COMIC Frank Skinner has ditched jokes to present a new TV series about the romantic poets. He will tour Britain in a three-parter on the lives of William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The stand-up comedian, 64, is better known for his love of football than poetry but has written a book about appreciating the art form. Coleridge first met Wordsworth in Somerset in 1795 and, after they became friends, moved to the Lake District to be close to his pal. With their mutual friend Robert Southey, they were the main figures in a group that became known as the Lake Poets. The series, Wordsworth And Coleridge’s Romantic Road Trip, will be screened on Sky Arts in December. Sore LUDO loser A woman, 24, needed counselling after telling a court her dad kept beating her in board game Ludo by cheating in Bhopal, India. Jaws-dropping... A BRAVE snapper took these jaw-dropping shots of a 2,000lb great white shark as it raced towards his camera. Luckily for Londoner Euan Rannachan, 36, the pictures were taken from inside a protective cage in Picture: MEDIA DRUM the waters off Mexico’s Guadalupe Island. Euan runs Be A Shark – a travel adventure company that takes people out to photograph the beasts. He said: “Sometimes you don’t get the luxury of seeing the giant shark coming.” over 4mph canal yobs Staff get bodycams ‘LOCK ’em UP’: Canals boom has also brought trouble BRITAIN’S canals have been overrun by yobs. The Canal and River Trust is issuing bodycams for the first time to staff working on towpaths. It comes after a surge in bad behaviour on the oncetranquil waterways. The trust, which manages canals and rivers in England and Wales, said poor behaviour “is on the increase”. A spokesman added: “Many of our colleagues frequently work alone on the towpath so, alongside other procedures, body-worn cameras will be a tool to support them while they go about their daily jobs. “The use of cameras will provide legally evi- admissible dence if we need to act against those who abuse or threaten colleagues or customers.” Walkers and joggers have flocked to towpaths during the lockdowns. And canal holidays aboard 4mph barges ■■by FELICITY CROSS felicity.cross@dailystar.co.uk boomed in the staycation summer. More boats are on the canal network than during the height of the industrial revolution. But the busy waterways have also seen a surge in violence. Clive Porter, 63, a licensing ranger, was killed on the Grand Union Canal towpath in Aylesbury, Bucks, in April. And in August a man was jailed for sexually assaulting 20 women and girls as young as 14 on canal and river paths. BUILDERS’ BUM BRUM THE worst offenders for “builder’s bum” are from Birmingham. A poll by On The Tools found 54% of Brummie tradesmen admit they let their trousers slide down their backside. Manchester builders are the least likely to flash their bottom.

SS1ST DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 11 Pitchfork vigilantes RHYMES: Harriott TV chef’s poems hit ’em for six Celebrity cook Ainsley Harriott is a secret poet and showed off his talents to punters while he was the head chef at Lord’s cricket ground. He wrote poems when he was working in the Long Room in the 1990s. Ainsley, 64, said: “It was fantastic. And it was the first time I started to get tips from people so I started writing poetry after that. “I thought, ‘This is all right, eh? A quid for a poem.” Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, Ainsley also revealed cricket ace Sir Alistair Cook has an apt nickname: The Chef. He added: “We do something that’s almost like a Come Dine With Me. “It’s about getting the ex- England cricketers to cook a different course in the Long Room. Everyone scores the food. “One of the ex-England cricket captains is called The Chef – Alistair Cook. “He’s Cook by name and cook by nature. He won it three years on the spin.” Knife thug jailed 6yrs A MAN has been jailed for more than six years after posting a video of himself with a blade in a nightclub. Abel Buafo, 23, pleaded guilty to numerous offences between 2020 and 2021, including possession of a knife, possession of Class A and B drugs, and supply of a Class A drug. Buafo, from Lambeth, south London, was sentenced on Friday to six years and four months in prison, the Metropolitan Police said. The court heard police were alerted to Snapchat videos of Buafo at a nightclub in Enfield, north London, in 2019, where he recorded himself waving a black folding knife. Det Sgt Raymond Sekalongo, the investigating officer, said after the trial: “Buafo was arrogant enough to think he was above the law.” SEX-MAD SNAKes sea snakes which attack divers on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef just want sex after mistaking them for mates, a study found. ‘plotting an attack’ COPS ready to help killer flee bail hostel Picture: The Sun / News Licensing IN THE FRAME: Fabricant ■FEAR: Killer. Left, after arrest. Right, hunt for clues after Lynda’s murder CHILD killer Colin Pitchfork could be moved from his bail hostel for his own safety after vigilantes named the location online. The double murderer and rapist, 61, is set to be transferred in the coming days amid fears he will be attacked. His location had been kept tightly under wraps. But this week it has been widely distributed after he was spotted in the area. In response to posts naming his location, one revenge-seeker said: “He should be dead.” Another added: “Should have been strung up, evil bastard.” A source told the Daily Star Sunday: “The authorities are aware of the comments and the situation is now being closely monitored.” Pitchfork – who has changed his name – was released from jail earlier this month after 33 years behind bars. He raped and killed Lynda Mann, 15, in Narborough, Leics, in 1983 and Dawn Ashworth, also 15, in nearby young VICTIMS: Dawn, top, and Lynda, below ■■EXCLUSIVE by ISOBEL DICKINSON isobel.dickinson@dailystar.co.uk Enderby in 1986. Currently, he is being housed with other offenders at the residential unit in the south of England. But he could be moved if police and probation chiefs feel his safety is at risk. Pitchfork is subject to 43 tough licence conditions – 36 more than the average freed convict – to protect the public. He lives under a nighttime curfew at the premises and is tested for drugs and alcohol. Pitchfork’s conditions include electronic tagging and lie-detector tests, and he must provide details of any vehicle he owns. He is banned from visiting the area where his crimes were committed, and he must tell probation officers if he forms any close relationships with other people. Pitchfork was the first murderer to be convicted using DNA and was jailed for life in 1988. stick for ‘selfie pole on exes’ mp MP MICHAEL Fabricant has ■■by FELICITY CROSS I end up grimacing at take in a wider angle. But defended claiming expenses felicity.cross@dailystar.co.uk the camera Mr Fabricant, who is for a selfie stick. and have a known for his The member for Lichfield, 71, reportedly charged taxpayers £11.98 for the photographic pole. He said: “It’s only for when we’re going on official visits and there’s no-one else to take a photo. “I like to smile a lot but, unfortunately, I’m not capable of doing a selfie with my finger and thumb. permanently distorted face.” Selfie sticks, inset, are a hit with tourists as they can extend to luxurious hair, added: “I certainly don’t use it on holiday. “I couldn’t think of anything more crass.”

12 DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 SS1ST blessed are the piece makers LEGO doesn’t make any military-themed sets because the creator didn’t want to make war seem like child’s play. While fantasy warships from Star Wars and the like are OK, “no realistic weapons that children may recognise” are made by the firm. Animal cracker Terrier Lollipop and Bengal cat Sashimi broke a Guinness World Record by together riding a scooter 16.4ft in Ontario, Canada. ■ BLOODY: Liam shows off cut face. Far right, his beer bottle liam: i fell out of my helicopter Singer bruised in blunderfall OASIS rocker Liam Gallagher has shown off his battered face after a blunderfall out of a helicopter. He shared a shocking photo of himself with a bloody nose and cut face. The singer, 48, said he “fell out the helicopter last night”. Liam was the closing act on the first day of the Isle of Wight Festival on Friday. He ■■by JOHN WARD captioned the photo yesterday: “So check this out I fell out the helicopter last night you couldn’t rite it all good who said RnR is dead Keith moon eat your drum skin out C’mon you know LG x.” He then posted a picture of a bottle of Estrella beer and wrote: “What doesn’t kill ya makes ya TUFF GONG.” DOUBLE DISCOUNT EVERYTHING REDUCED WITH EXTRA MONEY-OFF VOUCHERS^ ENDS MONDAY! 4 YEARS FREE CREDIT 0% APR REPRESENTATIVE * BETTER THAN HALF PRICE FITTING WHEN SELEC TED UNDERLAY PURCHASED, TERMS & CONDITIONS APPLY. DOUBLE DISCOUNT SALE 25%OFF FAMOUS UP TO BRANDS BETTER THAN HALF PRICE Phili 3 seater scatter back sofa WAS £899 SALE £395 £299+ NOW ENDS MONDAY! sisiitalia PLUS HALF PRICE FOOTSTOOL PLUS FREE ADJUSTABLE HEADREST DOUBLE DISCOUNT SALE Fortune Carpet WAS £21.99sq.m SALE £10.99sq.m £9 .99+ SQ.M FOR YOUR NEAREST STORE OR TO ORDER ONLINE VISIT SCS.CO.UK OR CALL 0800 731 0048 OPENING TIMES: SUNDAY 11AM-5PM(10AM-6PM SCOTLAND) • MONDAY - FRIDAY 10AM-8PM • SATURDAY 9AM-6PM • WWW.SCS.CO.UK *Credit subject to status and delivery charges apply. Delivery is optional and from only £69 (carpets £29.99) within a 30 mile radius of the store. Contact your nearest store for details. ^Voucher offer ends 20/09/21. Terms and conditions apply. + Offer ends 20/09/21. Offer ends 20/09/21. Terms and conditions apply. COLLECTION Excellent NOW ENDS MONDAY!

SS1ST DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 13 let’s all Chill out for xmas WE’RE being urged to freeze our Christmas dinners now to avoid being caught out by shortages. The lack of HGV drivers means there could be a scramble for traditional treats around the festive period. Christmas Day is still more than a quarter of a year away and I’m determined to be better prepared this time. I certainly won’t make the same mistake as last year, when I ate some decorations and ended up with tinselitus. And I messed up the pizza order when my son was singing Good King Wenceslas. We ended up with deep pan, crisp and even… A ‘pong’ turning I DEFY anyone to say they don’t like that new car smell. Peter Eastland is an odour engineer, so he’s the expert who really “nose” the perfect pong for a motor. Peter, inset, even checks the steering wheel has the right whiff before the car leaves the factory. You know where this is going... all new Teslas have that Elon Musk! Better than the CEO of Google’s model though. The rims are all chromed out. What’s a car’s favourite meal of the day? Brakefast, of course. Mullet I SPOTTED a trailer for the new Back To The Future show at the Adelphi in London. Original “Doc” Christopher Lloyd makes a cameo in the promo. That was cool, but the best bit for me was the graphics at the end which read: “Book your tickets… yesterday!” I can’t wait to go back to the theatre. over... Pat Sharp cut out the doom and gloom Film duo grinning from year to ear HERE are two ladies who we should all be applauding… Cameron and Drew – that’s Diaz and Barrymore (no relation to Michael!) – this week posted photos showing how they are ageing gracefully without any fillers or filters. Cameron is 49 and Drew is 46. I think they both look fabulous, don’t you? Filtered or not, men always need to be diplomatic when it comes to a woman’s age. My top tip here is to remember her birth date but not the year. I turn 60 next month and can confirm I’ve never used a filter… except for the one in my coffee percolator. But I have to say I’ve felt my age this week. I don’t know about you, but the older I get the earlier it gets late. This was not ideal as I had to drive to work with trips from London to Minehead, Reshuffle MPs will be game for laugh RICHARD Osman’s House Of Games quiz show recently featured this question, which I knew the answer to. Although after this week’s reshuffle, I reckon there are some politicians who wouldn’t agree the then to Leeds, then on to Hull and then finally back to London. I was playing four different late-night DJ sets at various festivals and weekenders alongside my two weekend radio shows. So this morning I’m reminded of a quip I read the other day – as one gets older, looking in the mirror is like putting Sky News on. You just know there’ll be some developments you don’t like. I reckon the best way to navigate ageing is to marry an archaeologist – the more of a relic you become, the more interested they’ll be. For me and most guys, we’ve grown up suffering the embarrassment of our zips flying low and someone pointing this out to us. But this is nothing compared to getting older and actually forgetting to unzip before you have a wee. Growing old gracefully is fine but – bathroom gaffes aside – disgracefully sounds more fun, eh? Houses of Parliament are that fun. But the Cabinet is like a nappy – both need to be changed regularly. And, dare I say it, it’s sometimes full of s**t! If you see a politician on TV and they’re asked to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, you’ll be guaranteed to get three different answers. The response always starts with “so”, as well. We all know that’s to give them thinking time ■ICONS: Drew and Cameron are bucking the ‘filler’ trend to skirt around the actual question. Watch out for “so” next time you see some so-and-so being interviewed. I find it’s handy to think of all politicians as chicken wings – you either go for the left wing or right wing. Pat’s on air across the UK every Saturday and Sunday on Greatest Hits Radio from 10am Sharp! @mrpatsharp Broke? Now is time for change DID you hear we should all be using teabags twice and only flushing the loo once a day? Oh, and sticking with the home haircuts. These are among Brits’ quirkiest money-saving hacks. The fact that surprised me most though was that a third of us are still collecting loose change in a jar. I can’t remember the last time I even used cash like that. Can you? We should all spare a thought for a Nigerian chap I heard about who died surrounded by £60million in hoarded cash. He had spent the last few years of his life trying to share it, but nobody replied to his emails. Synching of the Titanic DO you like the look of the brand new iPhone 13? I miss the old days (if you can call them that) of iPods. And I reckon if I could find mine, that little trooper would still hold some charge. Although it did once cause me some aggro when I tried to change the name of my device to Titanic. It just kept synching. I’d love to dig it out though as I had some great hymns on there that were handy at weddings. It was one hell of a praylist. Write to me c/o Daily Star Sunday, One Canada Square, London E14 5AP

14 DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 SS1ST IS it possible to have too much good telly? Maybe. With so many must-see shows on at the moment, I’m finding it hard to keep up. We had only just finished watching eight weeks of Love Island when E4 started airing the new series of Married At First Sight UK. That’s five hours to watch every week. The reality telly doesn’t end there because there’s also Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins and Celeb MasterChef. And we aren’t exactly short of amazing drama, with Vigil on Sunday nights and The North Water on Fridays. Add in must-see shows OFF THE TOP OF MY TELLY FILMS SHOWBIZ TELLY FILMS SHOWBIZ TELLY FILMS such as Sex Education, Strictly and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK and I’m not sure I’ll have time to see my family this side of New Year’s. There aren’t enough hours in the day – just listing them all is exhausting! £14 double duvet set £8 sUpEr cOsY £9 £16 200x240cm Holly so grateful for her Morning routine lots of little wins snuggle up in style! HOLLY Willoughby says doing This Morning helped her cope with lockdown. The presenter was on air throughout the pandemic alongside pal Phillip Schofield. She said: “Selfishly, had we not had This Morning the whole thing would have been worse. And I think a lot of people felt like that when they watched the show. “When the wheels fell off the world and everything looked a bit different, I think people just needed a normal morning.” Holly has a point – if we hadn’t had any decent telly to watch, lockdown would have been even more miserable. Shows like This Morning, Strictly, Loose Women and the soaps provided a much-needed public service. over 400 stores nationwide search for us on www.wilko.com All products subject to availability. Online delivery charges may apply.

SS1ST DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 15 SHOWBIZ TELLY FILMS SHOWBIZ TELLY FILMS SHOWBIZ TELLY KARAOKE DATE FOR POP TRIO Out and about on the celebrity beat! Star pair a Wheel catch for McIntyre FLEUR’S RECEIVED TAKEAWAY ORDER Singer thrilled to return with Ant & Dec FLEUR East has signed up for another series of Saturday Night Takeaway. The singer will be back on duty as the show’s competition guru when it returns to telly in the spring. She told me: “I’m excited to be going back. When they asked me if I wanted to do the next series, I was like, ‘Is this even a question?’” Fleur was offered a bigmoney deal to return to the show after getting backing from hosts Ant and Dec. And, understandably, she is pretty happy about it. She said: “At the end of the last series, Ant and Dec told me they had requested to have me on the show. That was such a huge honour. “I grew up watching them and they’re so seasoned. “So the fact that they support me and want me as part of their show is amazing.” Fleur will definitely be hitting her 10,000 daily steps on Saturdays when the new series kicks off because she’ll be going all over the country once again. She said: “I love being out and about. I’m a people person. “I’m in my element. And on the new IT’S time for this lot to face the music. Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts, left, Kerry Katona, top right, and Sophie Ellis-Bextor will all pop up on Karaoke Club: Drag Edition. As you can see, they all look pretty happy to be out there and singing again. After so many lockdowns, they’re probably just glad to be out of the house. While these three pop faves are the famous ones, the series will be focusing on a raft of drag queens. The line-up of performers chasing victory includes The Vivienne, Danny Beard, Vinegar Strokes and Mahatma Khandi. I think we can all agree this looks like a lot of fun and should be filed under “Telly best watched after a few drinks”. The fun starts next Sunday at 10pm on ITV2. series, the stuff I’ll be doing is going to be even bigger than before. “Saturday Night Takeaway is so many shows in one. There’s acting, singing and dancing. “It’s so good. There are a lot of laughs.” Fleur is carving out a career as a presenter with projects including the game show The Void – and she’s learning from the best. She said: “Being on Saturday Night Takeaway is like the best work experience ever. “I take notes. I’m learning from Ant and Dec all the time.” Have your say: Email me at edward.gleave@dailystar.co.uk or tweet me at @EdHotTV Chris is welcome back… THERE is no doubt Christopher Lloyd is a bona fide movie icon. He has starred in countless hits, like Back To the Future and The Addams Family. But in person, you’d never know it. Christopher was in London last week for the opening of the Back To The THE make-up budget on The Wheel must be huge. Amy Childs is set to be one of the celebrity experts on the new series of the game show. And if that wasn’t enough glamour, Drag Race UK champ Lawrence Chaney will also pop in. An insider said: “Amy and Lawrence will both be bringing some glam to the new series. “They are great signings because they are such big personalities.” The pair, above, have already filmed their appearances on the show, which is hosted by Michael McIntyre. The series is expected to air later this year. If you haven’t seen The Wheel, it’s definitely worth a watch on BBC iPlayer. Michael is in his element poking fun at the celebs, the questions aren’t too difficult and it’s great fun. I challenge you to watch it without singing along to the weirdly catchy theme tune. Future musical. At the drinks reception, he and his wife mingled with everyone without any fuss. It’s rare you see a Hollywood icon without a team of people around them – I’ve seen Love Island stars with bigger entourages. At the show, Christopher didn’t even bother with a fancy box… he just sat in the stalls with everyone else. What a legend! What they’re really like

16 DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 SS1ST Little Miss Moffatt too tiny for club ■ SMALL PROBLEM: Scarlett dwarfed by Marek Larwood and Iain Stirling on CelebAbility TELLY star Scarlett Moffatt says she was refused entry to a nightclub – for being too short. The Gogglebox favourite and I’m A Celebrity winner branded the doormen “so mean”. Scarlett, 30, said: “I once tried to get into a club in London and I wasn’t let in. “The doormen were very particular about who they let in. “I can’t believe this is still a thing – this was 2019. “I went to go in and he was like, ‘Nah, you’re too short’. I’m 4ft 11in, but I just think that’s so mean.” It comes after SIXTIES GOLD MARMALADE PJ PROBY LOVE AFFAIR’S STEVE ELLIS GERRY’S PACEMAKERS ROBERT PRATT & ALAN FIELD PROUDLY PRESENT ■■by DAVID O’DORNAN sunday@dailystar.co.uk Scarlett told how she believes that vampires “walk among us” and that Richard Madeley could be one of them. She is convinced the TV host, 65, may be one of the undead as “he’s not aged”. Speaking on her Scarlett Moffatt Wants To Believe podcast, she explained: “I always think Richard Madeley is drinking from the fountain of youth because that man has not aged in, like, 40 years. “There’s vampires walking among us. I don’t know if they suck people’s blood.” A HITS ONLY SHOW HERMAN'S HERMITS THE TREMELOES HERMAN'S HERMITS The Merseybeats DAVE BERRY MAMAS AND PAPAS UK HOSTED BY ALLY BALLY PACEMAKERS TOP RADIO PRESENTER contest: Cavern Club Imagine a kind song TEN songwriters will battle it out at the Cavern Club in the final of a competition inspired by John Lennon’s hit Imagine. The International Song For Kindness contest was launched to mark what would have been the musician’s 80th birthday. Six singers from the UK, two from Australia, one from Norway and another from Nigeria will battle it out at the venue in Liverpool on October 9. The winner of the competition will have their song professionally produced, mixed and mastered at the city’s Motor Museum studio. Dr Shamender Talwar of tuff.earth, who are behind the contest, said: “The response to our call for songs which promote kindness around the world was overwhelming.” I don’t like political jokes... I’ve seen too many get elected. SIMON Tisbury MY neighbour quit her helium factory job… she refused to be talked to in that voice. JESSICA Via email A retired couple were playing golf. Mary said to her hubby: “If I died, would you re-marry?” He said: “I might.” “Would you let her use my golf clubs?” “No.” “Why not?” “She’s left handed!” BRISEY Torquay What is the most dominant item in a stationery set? The ruler! BIG SI, via email Email your jokes to sunday@ dailystar.co.uk with the subject ‘Jokes’.Or write to: Joke Bloke, Daily Star Floor 22, One Canada Square Canary Wharf London E14 5AP monster price Frankenstein set a new record for a female novelist when an 1818 first edition of Mary Shelley’s classic sold for £844k in New York. Pictures: CATERS NEWS Just take my photo and make it snappy THIS photo of two swimmers with a giant croc brings a new meaning to the words “holiday snap”. It was taken by Ken Kiefer during a trip to Tulum, Mexico. He said: “I was swimming with my wife Kimber and our friend Melodie when I heard them call out that a crocodile was swimming ■■by JOHN WARD directly towards me. It calmly checked me out by bumping my camera about 4ft from my face. “Then I swam alongside it to get more images while Kimber and Mel followed along and were able to pose near it.”

SS1ST DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 17 t-wits t-woo moan about owls! ‘Hoots’ top whine for staycationers HOLIDAY home owners are being driven up the wall by guests’ demands – including complaints about owls hooting “too late”. One person staying in rural Cumbria whinged about the local wildlife being too noisy. They whined about “owls hooting too late; birds singing too early.” Others shove dirty crockery into cupboards and leave gardens filled with dog mess. The number of families holidaying in the UK has surged due to travel restrictions, meaning a jump in bizarre demands and moans revealed by renters. One host on Airbnb said: “A couple booked a two-night stay where the man was secretly due to propose to his girlfriend. “He then requested noone be on the property from 5pm when they were roughly due to arrive, but that a full-blown fire be lit. “What he intended to be a romantic gesture broke every rule of insurance. “You don’t leave fires burning in houses when noone is there. The request was politely declined.” Another homeowner ■■by MATT ACTON sunday@dailystar.co.uk said: “One person arrived at our house near Brighton with its famously pebbly coast and messaged for directions to the nearest sandy beach.” One holiday let owner said: “They ask, ‘What time is breakfast?’ to which the reply is, ‘Whatever time you make it’.” Unique Homestays, a holiday home website, said they “received multiple requests for live music and acoustic bands to enhance arrival dinners, as well as Michelinstarred chefs to cater”. Meanwhile, one owner was baffled to find his pictures missing. When the guest was called, they said: “Oh yes, we brought them home. Invoice us, will you?” Money in the Banksy... RARE works from street artist Banksy have gone on display ahead of an auction. The online-only sale by Christie’s is entitled Banksy: I Can’t Believe You Morons Actually Buy This S**t. It includes his work Soup Can – White/Emerald/Tan, pictured left, which could fetch as much as £80,000.

SS1ST 18 DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 Baby joy for Mum’s killer Skins Kaya SKINS star Kaya Scodelario has revealed she is expecting her second child. should die Sharing a photo of her bump on Instagram, the 29-year-old said: “We are very happy obviously. But mostly super-tired.” She has a four-year-old son with actor husband Benjamin Walker. behind bars PLUCKY 13 for fan A HORROR film fan with a heart monitor will be paid £950 by a finance firm to watch 13 movies to check how scary they are. JUST £5.49 ■HORROR: Farrow, left, stabbed Wendy Speakes at her home 11 times ‘Public not safe from shoe fetish murderer’ ON 12 CRAFT WINES Plus 2 FREE wine glasses worth £18 and FREE delivery! This is your chance to get your hands on 12 all-time customer favourites worth up to £11.99 each for HALF PRICE! We’re so confident you’ll love every drop, each wine comes with a money back guarantee. Oh and did we mention we’ll deliver direct to your door for FREE! Plus as an added extra, you’ll also receive 2 FREE Schott Zwiesel wine glasses (worth £18) to help deliver a truly premium wine drinking experience. This exceptional selection acts as the perfect introduction to our exclusive WineBank service. It is the best way to buy wine in the UK, packed full of some unbelievable benefits such as: £1 extra for every £5 saved FREE express delivery on all wine orders Complete flexibility, and no contract Love your wines or get your money back Luxury Craft Wine Selection 12 CRAFT WINES WAS £136.38 NOW £65.88 Plus FREE WINE GLASSES AND DELIVERY! To order, visit virginwines.co.uk/VE2267 or call 0343 224 1001 quoting VE2267 Terms and Conditions: Please allow between 1-3 working days for delivery, however 85% of orders are arriving next working day. Also available as an all-red or all-white case. New customers only. UK Delivery only. You must be 18 years of age or over to buy alcohol. Strictly one case per customer. Not to be combined with any other promotion. By redeeming this offer you agree to try the Virgin Wines WineBank. WineBank uses easy monthly top-ups to save for your wine and rewards you with £1 for every £5 you deposit, plus free delivery on all future purchases. There’s no obligation to buy any more wine. Your default monthly payment is £25 which you can change on Virgin Wines' website. You can cancel your WineBank membership at any time and withdraw any funds you’ve added. Offer is unavailable to existing WineBank members. Calls may be monitored or recorded for training purposes. Images for illustration purposes only. For full terms and conditions, visit www.virginwines.co.uk/terms A SHOE fetish killer should die in prison, says the daughter of the woman he murdered. Christopher Farrow gagged Wendy Speakes with black stockings before stabbing her 11 times. Then 39, Farrow had placed a pair of her black stilettos nearby to indulge his shoe obsession as he attacked Wendy in her home. At a trial in 2000, Farrow was sentenced to a minimum term of 18 years for the 1994 murder, meaning the Parole Board now reviews his case regularly. He could be freed within months. Tracey Millington-Jones, Wendy’s daughter, said: “My mum was 51 when he killed her. That’s no life and he took that all away from her. “This guy is a danger and he’ll always be a danger. “He’s a psychopath and he needs to stay in prison, locked up.” Tracey is warning Farrow will strike again if he is ever released. She said: “I don’t think for one minute he warning: Campaigner Tracey ■■by ED GLEAVE edward.gleave@dailystar.co.uk would have stopped if he hadn’t been arrested.” Tracey is campaigning for Farrow to stay behind bars but said it is taking its toll on her. She said: “The next parole hearing will be in 2022, so I’ve only got a few more months to not worry, then I have to start preparing for the next one. “I don’t get closure. Every two years it’s like an open wound. It’s never going to heal because he’s always applying to come out.” Tracey, whose mum was killed in her house in Wakefield, West Yorks, added: “If we get some more forensic evidence or we get some more people coming forward, then he’ll get life without parole, no doubt. “He’ll never come out. Then I can live my life.” The case features on true crime series Murdertown, which is back on Crime + Investigation on September 27 at 9pm. Kim K planning row with neighbours mansion: Star Kim KIM Kardashian’s neighbours have filed legal documents to prevent her making changes to her home. The 40-year-old reality star wants to build an “underground vault, attached subterranean ‘wellness center’ and a detached guardhouse” in Picture: STEVE BAINBRIDGE the grounds of her California mansion. But locals are not impressed. Resident Sarah Key made the filing as she does not want the area to lose its “natural and rustic county setting”, according to legal papers seen by US magazine People.

DRAW: St Nicholas’ Anger over ghost yobs GHOST hunters drawn to England’s most haunted village have been slammed for leaving an unholy mess. Every year, visitors are drawn to Pluckley in Kent in the hope of seeing one of 12 spirits allegedly haunting the area, including one at St Nicholas’ churchyard. But the village’s reputation is attracting increasing numbers of spook-seeking campers who have been littering in the ancient Dering Wood. Smarden parish council clerk Kat Hoyle said: “Fires, ghost tours, and even raves have plagued the local community. “Visitors have no regard for the woodland, leaving litter and discarding camping equipment.” Pictures: WAYNE BUCKLAND SS1ST DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 19 ROD POPS OUT TO THE CAFF .. IN HIS NEW £270K LAMBO ROCKER Rod Stewart nipped out for a morning coffee with wife Penny before whizzing off in his luxury sports car. The musician was spotted in Essex this week behind the wheel of his £270,000 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. Rod, 76, arrived at the cafe on ■■by ISOBEL DICKINSON the outskirts of Harlow for a spot of breakfast with Penny, before grabbing some groceries at a farm shop. The superstar also announced his new The Tears Of Hercules album this week, with nine new songs. pet of the week OLD boy Buster is looking for a loving family in his twilight years. The 11-year-old lurcher is laid-back and will easily fit into home life. He has found lots of friends since arriving at Dogs Trust Merseyside and loves to take a walk. Manager Georgina Lowery said: “Buster is such a gentle boy, he will make a lovely family pet – we’re confident he could live with children aged 11 and over. “He’s a gorgeous boy, and we’d love him to find a home.” If you could help Buster, go to dogstrust.org.uk/ rehoming to start the virtual adoption process. WE’re hot to bot Almost half of men and a third of women would have sex with androids, a study by chatbot maker Tidio found. Mick’s mansion has spooks like Jagger strolling bones at stones party Party guests saw a ghost at Sir Mick ■■by DAVID O’DORNAN gling, some of the old boys removing their Jagger’s stately home. sunday@dailystar.co.uk jackets and pushing up the stretchy armbands Things went bump in the night during a on their striped shirts to play on the snooker Christmas Day bash he threw back in goers were locals from the village in East table, while others gazed at the colour TV – a the Seventies. Woodhay, Hampshire. They were invited in a novelty back then. His brother Chris, who helped plan the bid to win them over in 1973 after the “As the sherry flowed and laughter rang party at the rocker’s lavish Stargroves pile, Rolling Stones frontman threw too round the hall, runners were dispatched said: “My parents had also invited two of many rowdy parties. to remove half-burned turkeys from their friends, and one of them told us that, as Chris said: “They arrived at the big ovens in various parts of the village.” she was standing at the bottom of the stairs, house in their Sunday best, the men In his new book Talking To Myself, she had the sensation of a woman’s ghost with clean-shaven ruddy faces and Chris said that when he first set eyes coming down the steps and passing her. the ladies in their finest floral prints, on Sir Mick’s country house in 1971 “Of course, in such places ghosts come with stepping into a room the size of some he “immediately loved the place”. the fixtures and fittings.” of their cottages to be served by longhaired hippies and greeted by the Bauls. [Faithfull], Mick had bought the manor He added: ““According to Marianne Also there were a group of mystic minstrels called the Bauls of Bengal who had flown “Many villagers had never seen Asian while on an acid trip, but that might have been GHOST: Mick. Inset, Chris over from India to perform. Most of the party- people, but before long everyone was min- her exaggeration.”

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Flake news on agenda WHAT’S the plan at GB News? They’ve driven out their top asset – Andrew Neil, inset – and most of their content now feels like dull talk radio with pictures. They didn’t launch as “a right-wing news channel”, but as a much-needed impartial one. If they want to be Fox News, they need to wind up snowflakes more. They’ve missed an open goal by not creating a hardhitting weekly satire show with “a plague on all their houses” approach. Nigel Farage should give the libertarian comic Dominic Frisby and ranting Andrew Lawrence a platform. They’d brighten up his Talking Pints. A Michael Gove Mock The Weak show might be a step too far, though. ■RIP Corrie gossip Norris Cole. As Mary said: “I’m going to miss him dripping poison into my ears.” James Braxton was talking about harvest jugs on Antiques Road Trip when he said: ‘The thing with jugs is they’re always bigger than you think they are’ T. Sangster, of Wirral, wins £25 for that howler. Keep ’em coming to the address at the top of the page. ■ODD how little Vigil (aka Voyage To The Bottom Of The Ratings) resembles the cramped, happy crew on Submarine… SS1ST Email me at: garry.bushell@ dailystar.co.uk or write c/o Daily Star Sunday, One Canada Square, London E14 5AP Bomb deal for grumpy Morse HE’S still young, but Morse on Endeavour is already up there with Taggart as TV’s most miserable cop. Is he auditioning for EastEnders? The bloke makes Chris Whitty seem chipper. Glum Morse, inset, sipped Scotch from a hipflask, giving new meaning to “whisky sour”. What cheesed him off? The length of Reg Bright’s barnet? Or just a plot that seemed as swollen as Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s friend’s goolies? Talk about over-stuffed and under-performing… The main threads were the murder of an Oxford professor’s secretary and threats on the life of star striker Jack Swift, who got his own This Is Your Life. Why? No Oxford football club was in the First Division in 1971. The secretary was killed with a parcel bomb. The Angry Brigade and the IRA were suspected but the villains were… the Prof and Oxford Wanderers’ chairman, fashion boss Robert Fenner. They’d killed her because she was blackmailing them over a plan to sell the collegeowned football ground to property developers. Bit drastic. Bombing your own office… But why did the bomb need a timer? It exploded on opening. Elsewhere, Protestant striker Jack was targeted by Loyalist terrorists… except they barely existed in ’71 and didn’t kill on the mainland (Scotland) till ’79, five years after the Provos. Bah humbug. Writer Russell Lewis popped his traditional in-jokes into the script – Fenner’s Fashions was the name of the clothing company in The Rag Trade (ask your nan). The soundtrack misfired though. Three of the songs were from 1970 (including Max Bygraves’ abysmal flop Decimalisation). It was nice to be reminded of Eamonn Andrews – or Seamus Android as we used to call him – but none of it made sense. ● THE Sweeney started in 1975 with original Morse star John Thaw as Jack Regan, a proper two-fisted, thief-taking DI. Dear ITV, any chance we could have more “Get yer trousers on, you’re nicked” and less moping? DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 21 Jodie Comer on the heartbreaking Help, just superb… Zoe Wanamaker, right, Britannia… Roger Allam as Fred Thursday, Endeavour. Napoleon, Nine Perfect Strangers The Holden Girls, left – Holden blunder… The Cleaner – not much cop. That’s dead funny, Jack JACK Whitehall is back for the last run of Travels With My Father, full of unlikely set-ups and staged hilarity. It’s incredible what one comic can achieve with just a private education and an agent for a dad. Jack’s best line? Saying he was expecting their final trip “might be to Switzerland, to one of those clinics…” David Letterman One was on a darkly comic mind-bending trip, the other one is micro-dosing on LSD. ■ONE way the Insulate Britain protestors could win over the public – block off both ends of Coronation Street to camera crews, and all of Albert Square. ■What’s happened to Paul Giamatti on Billions? He was a fat bloke with a beard. Now he’s clean-shaven and two stone lighter. Whatever he’s on, I need some… One Foot In The Grave (Drama). Lolly Adefope, Ghosts. Gino. Bill Bailey: Larks In Transit. The Morning Show. Rick Stein’s Long Weekends. ■ JUST 650,000 watched BBC Two’s Take A Hike. Viewers are walking away from it in droves. ■JAMIE Oliver made sure “every bean got tossed” on Together, although I’m pretty sure Nigella would have flicked hers. ■ASKED to name something that makes you scream, Family Fortunes contestant Carol said “Sex”. Uh-uh. “In Italy that would have been top,” quipped Gino. Gentle Dales farm drama is vet & wild GOOD to see Sam West’s Siegfried back on All Creatures Grunt & Smell. His curmudgeonly vet is more kindhearted than Robert Hardy’s version. Gentle escapism made this remake of the 70s drama last year’s feel-good hit. It’s got the Yorkshire Dales, animals, vintage vehicles and nostalgia for a lost England. And don’t forget the romance. We know James Herriot will marry Helen, but could Siegfried get lucky this series too? He could face a tricky woo (sorry) but surely the great grouch deserves a little grumpy-pumpy? Email me at: garry.bushell@dailystar.co.uk Dramas about the military and cops missing the black humour that keeps ’em sane. The dumb, unwanted interview part of Question Of Sport. ■VICKY Pattison said she’d “totally have sex” with a bloke who had elephant ears tattooed above his manhood. So a jumbo-dumbo-rumpo-combo… with bimbo akimbo. ■BRITAIN’S Favourite Pudding? That’s Alison Hammond, surely? 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22 DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 ‘Rise to the challenge’ A FORMER winner of the Great British Bake Off has urged the latest batch of bakers to concentrate on cake not fame. Series one champ Edd Kimber, 36, has told newbies to put social media likes second. Speaking ahead of his appearances at the Cake & Bake Show, which returns to ExCeL, London, from October 1 to 3, he said: “I would tell them to remember that you are there because you love baking, not to become famous. “I would say to enjoy yourself and enjoy the baking. “In the grand scheme of things, you are only there to bake cakes. If you can bring the joy into the baking then you will do well.” PIX UP THE PIECES DISNEY-Pixar fan Jorge Arias has a Guinness World Record for collecting 1,200 memorabilia pieces from the Cars movie in Mexico. SS1ST jimmy: pals helped me in Tough times ■CARR CARE: Corden gave him support James Corden.. & Stephen Hawking! JIMMY Carr has told of his ■■by AARON TINNEY closest showbiz friendships sunday@dailystar.co.uk – with James Corden and the late Stephen Hawking. The comic became pals with the physicist after writing him a message which included a warped gag about his motor neurone disease. And he considers Corden, 43, one of his closest pals as the Late Late Show host kept phoning him when he suffered panic attacks. Jimmy said: “Once in a while you meet someone and hit it off unexpectedly. I had a close friendship with Stephen. Weird, right?” The 8 Out Of 10 Cats host once sent Hawking an “insane letter” said: “Stephen sent me back this beautiful letter. “It said, ‘You’re never too old to play but I’m afraid I’m very busy. Here’s a balloon ride, maybe he’d like to go on one. They can put a wheelchair in the basket’.” Jimmy said he and the author of A Brief History Of Time went on to become pals, with Stephen getting drunk at Jimmy’s wild parties. The stand-up, 49, also revealed he had daily panic attacks after he was exposed in 2012 for taking part in a tax avoidance scheme. using an offensive word to He said: “James Corden called describe his condition, pretending his son had a similar condition and wanted a playdate. Jimmy the day the story hit the papers… just to check in, no judgment. 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SS1ST DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 25 AME.. AND POUND SHOPS i’m not a ‘real’ actor , you know DESPITE starring alongside some of the planet’s biggest stars, Ricky still doesn’t think of himself as a “real” actor. Over the years he’s worked with Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Carlyle and Sacha Baron Cohen but he still feels out of place. He said: “I am a ham. I am not a bloody actor. I am a builder. ‘I didn’t get into the acting game until I was into my 40s, and I got in by chance. “When I was making The 51st State with Samuel L. Jackson, I told the director, Ronny Yu, ‘I’m not a real actor, so just tell me what you want me to do and how you want me to do it’.” Ricky added: “But I love this game. “I enjoy it and I’ve met some lovely people. I’ve been very lucky.” GAMES JAMES fight for festive GLORY BY JAMES WRIGHT ut ta it! camping it up on telly RICKY hits the road tonight in his latest series. He will be taking a trip down memory lane to be reunited with a motorhome he hasn’t seen in years. Ricky said: “I bought it years ago from Geoffrey retire? wife won’t let me THERE’S no chance of Ricky putting his feet up any time soon – because it would annoy his wife. He reckons it’s important he gives beloved Rita some space, so even at 81 he wants to keep on working. Ricky said: “I don’t want to retire. What would I do? I’d be under Rita’s feet all day. I’d get on her nerves. “I like to keep myself busy. Rita makes sure I’m bloody busy. “If I sit still for five minutes, she’s on my back.” He added: “There is so much to do.” Hughes, who played Twiggy in The Royle Family. “I had wonderful times in it. Wonderful holidays going to camping sites in north Wales and up to the Lake District. “It’s been in storage for yonks and this show is about ■ RICK’S FLICKS: With Sam L. Jackson and Robert Carlyle on 51st State me going on a journey to see how it’s lasted. “People will get a bit of a shock when they see the state of it – it needs a restoration job on it.” Million Pound Motorhomes is tonight at 8pm, Channel 5. BIG 3 IN BATTLE FOR YOUR CASH The tug-of-war for Christmas’ best first-person shooter took another bizarre turn this week – as Electronic Arts officially delayed Battlefield 2042 to November 19. It was due to launch on October 15, weeks ahead of Call Of Duty: Vanguard’s November 5 release and well before Halo Infinite, which arrives on December 8. A number of major games have been delayed this year due to Covid, but this latest delay could prove the most interesting. It sees three high-profile firstperson shooters all being launched within the space of NEWS BITES • Anthony Mackie will play the lead in Sony’s Twisted Metal TV show. • This week’s new Nintendo Switch system update has finally added Bluetooth audio support. It only took them four years. • PlayStation will have a new WipEout game coming to iOS and just 33 days – all chasing the No1 spot at Christmas. Throw into the mix the lukewarm reception to CoD: Vanguard thus far, plus Halo Infinite launching without several high-profile features like “campaign co-op”, and you have an intriguing shoot-out to see which series will triumph. For now, it’s hard to say which title will be most deserving of your cash, with each offering something unique. Yet with the rising cost of video games and all three launching so close together, there’s no doubt that for many fans it’s going to be a difficult choice. Android Mobile Devices in early 2022. • Survival horror zombie game Dying Light 2 has been delayed once again and is now planned for release in February 2022, nearly two years later than originally planned.

SS1ST 26 DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September Movies 19, 2021 STAR RATINGS ★★★★★ Excellent ★★★★ Good With ★★★ Worth a look ★★ Poor ★ Don’t bother Andy Lea MADE UP With Max Harwood and Richard E Grant as Jamie and Loco Chanelle A MESS Karen Gillan and Chloe Coleman in derivative crime flick EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Cert 12A ★★★ In selected cinemas and on Amazon Prime now An opening caption claims this glitzy musical is a true story with added “singing and dancing”. But it leaves us two steps removed from Jamie Campbell, subject of a 2011 BBC Three documentary that followed his plan to unleash his drag queen alter ego at his school’s prom. Most of the music was added in 2017 when his story was turned into a hit West End show. Now what’s left of the lad has been forced into the mould of the feel-good Brit flick. Played by remarkably assured PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND Cert 15 ★ In cinemas and on digital now God save this queen newcomer Max Harwood, Sheffield schoolboy Jamie New is like a more fabulous but far less finely drawn Billy Elliot. To follow what is, in the age of RuPaul’s Drag Race, a far more socially accepted dream, the 16-year-old northerner must tackle a school bully (Samuel Bottomley), a panto villain dad (Ralph Ineson) and a disapproving teacher (Sharon Horgan). But these obstacles feel a little forced. We all know Jamie, with the help of his drag queen mentor Loco Chanelle (Richard E Grant), will shine on his big night. Fans of the show will be pleased to see all the big numbers have survived more or less intact. But there’s a stagey feel to the titular WACKY Bank robber Nicolas Cage According to the poster, Nicolas Cage considers this Mad Max-influenced samurai Western “the wildest” film he’s ever made. If you’ve followed his career, you’ll know that’s quite a statement. Cage plays a bank robber tasked with tracking down a geisha (Sofia Boutella) who has escaped from a vicious sheriff. Wacky costumes and nonsensical dialogue mean that the film more than lives up to its billing. Sadly, it’s also one the shoddiest films he’s ever made. That could be an even bigger statement. ‘‘ Schoolboy Jamie is a fabulous but far less finely drawn Billy Elliott 12 MIGHTY ORPHANS Cert 12A ★★★ In cinemas now routine where schoolchildren (played by actors who look too old) theatrically and loudly trade rumours through the medium of dance. The film is far better in its quieter moments, such as a touching sequence where Jamie’s mum (Sarah Lancashire) sings about her secret fears. There’s also a new song written and performed for the film by Holly Johnson. Here, the film leaves the feel-good formula behind as a clever VHS-style montage relates the gay community’s battles in the less-tolerant 1980s. Though the title track is my latest earworm, I suspect this cinematic musical sequence will be the most memorable. You don’t need to know anything about American football to enjoy this rousing drama ROUSING about the Mighty Orphan underdogs Mites, a US high pack a school team that mighty punch revolutionised the overly complicated sport in the 1930s. Luke Wilson plays Rusty Russell, a visionary coach at a school for orphans who uses innovative tactics to steal a march on far more well-resourced high school teams. It’s predictable but this unshowy crowd-pleaser provides rousing proof that the old underdog formula still packs a punch. GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE Cert 15 ★ In cinemas and on NOW and Sky Cinema now The only surprise in this stylised bloodbath is the cast – that stars such as Michelle Yeoh and Angela Bassett signed up for such a derivative mess is a genuine shock. A fatally miscast Karen Gillan plays Sam, a charisma-free version of Uma Thurman’s Kill Bill assassin as she does a Léon by breaking a contract to protect an innocent young girl (Chloe Coleman) in a heightened John Wick-style fantasy world of rule-based organised crime. After teaming up with her estranged killer mum (Lena Headey) and her Kingsman-style secret society of gun-toting librarians (Michelle Yeoh, Angela Bassett, Carla Gugino), Sam has to fight off a gang of goons sent by a Russian crime lord seeking revenge for the assassination of his son (John Wick again). Director Navot Papushado’s use of garish neon colours and consciously artificial sets is more likely to induce headaches than gasps of admiration. The dialogue is witless, the heroine is dull and, worst of all, the fights scenes are unconvincing. After nearly two hours, we get to the finale – a sub-Zack Snyder slow-motion gun fight cut to a Dylan cover – and this shallow spectacle of a film has tipped into self-parody. ADOPTED Rose stalks her birth mother ROSE PLAYS JULIE Cert 15 ★★★★ In cinemas now On paper, this is another issue-based family drama. But co-writers and directors Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor toy with those expectations as their script takes some very unexpected twists and turns. Student vet Rose (Ann Skelly) is learning how to euthanise large animals at her Dublin university. Her mind isn’t on the grisly lessons, though, but the birth mother she has just tracked down, a jobbing London-based actress called Ellen (Orla Brady). After her initial approach is rebuffed, Rose takes up stalking, turning up on a film set before posing as a house buyer so she can root through Ellen’s possessions. Clearly, something is not right with this troubled young woman. But, after finally engineering a meeting with Ellen, she learns the dark story of her adoption. Now, Rose takes on the persona of Julie (the name on her birth certificate) so she can get dangerously close to her biological father, a sinister archaeologist named Peter (Aidan Gillen). Molloy and Lawlor stage this unusual family reunion with pitch-black comedy and nailbiting suspense.

Ed: Writing hits Sheer hard work HE’S back at No1 (again) with Shivers, but Ed Sheeran reckons that tune was simply the best of a bad bunch. He explained: “Shivers was, like, one song that was alright out of maybe 20 [I’d written] in a week, so I put that on a ‘maybe’ pile that’s kind of stacked.” Ed insists not everything he writes turns to gold, adding: “I fail all the time. I write bad song after bad song after bad song.” But they would probably still get to No1. he came out of snowhere! SS1ST JAMES CABOOTER’s DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 27 MANIC Street Preachers toast their first No1 album in 23 years with new shows. The Welsh heroes play two acoustic gigs at Banquet record store in Kingston on October 20 and a show in Llandudno on December 1. Referring to their beating Steps to the top spot they said: “It was a titanic battle and we are over the moon. Thanks to all our fans, supporters and Sony for keeping the faith!” @Caboots Broco boys’ memory loss SNOW Patrol rocked the Isle ★of Wight last night, but their fondest ever festival memory involved Dave Grohl. Lead singer Gary Lightbody recalled: “We were playing just before Foo Fighters and just before we played Chasing Cars, I dedicated the song to Nirvana and Dave Grohl .... the crowd cheered but it was a bigger cheer than I was expecting. “Something made me look to my left and walking towards me is Dave Grohl with a massive smile. He was watching us and I didn’t know.” Speaking to Through The Decades on Absolute Radio, Gary added: “He walks right out and hugged me, said thanks man, and walked off again. It was the most surreal experience.” Noel’s look back at Liam ★ NOEL Gallagher may not have good things to say about his brother Liam, but he is amazed by his youthful looks. At the Oasis Knebworth 1996 documentary premiere, he got almost misty eyed about their early days and the most people they ever played to. The Don’t Look Back In Anger singer said: “The crowd don’t look different from how we look today. In 25 years we haven’t changed. Liam still looks virtually the same. “But if you go 25 years previous to that, everything is black and white – another world. It’s crazy how youth culture slowed down and I blame the internet.” For Liam’s looks? BAND try to get over euro final madonna’s fresh face IF this youthful snap of ★Madonna has got you googling her age, we’re here to help… the flawless high priestess of pop turned 63 last month. And the Material Girl shows no sign of cashing in her pension any time soon. Madonna is preparing to launch the film of her Madame X world tour on Paramount+ “in the near future”. Don Broco had to release an album to get over the negativity of the Euro 2020 final. The band’s excellent fourth LP Amazing Things, out now, tackles big subjects such as the abuse England players received after losing to Italy. Frontman Rob Damiani said: “On the internet it’s the racist words that come up the most, especially when you talk about football. “I felt like we had unleashed a monster. The contrast with being finalists for the first time in years and what happened at the end was really ugly. I don’t put all in fans in the same basket, but it’s really desperate for the country and world in general.” Don Broco address some of those issues in their song Super Reds No1 Fan, which comes with a video that has a David Beckham clone. Rob said: “A lot of people seem hungry for this kind of negativity in the media or on social networks. “It’s almost become a need and that’s what Super Reds No1 Fan is all about. People like to argue, or shout, or even want to fight until they tear each other apart. And again, it’s all the more true when we talk about football.” Music certainly helped the Bedford rockers channel these issues during the pandemic. Rob added: “I just think we could do more to make the world a better place. The last year has been sad enough. “This is why I try to cover these topics in Amazing Things and I can guarantee you that after a year without concerts, I had time to think about it.” Don Broco kick off their UK tour in Newcastle on October 25. WE BUY HOUSES UK's favourite homebuyers since 1985 4 CASHKPM PROPERTIES CALL FREE & Lines Open 24hrs & 7 days per week TEXT: ‘SELL’ TO 60060 FOR A CALL BACK! VISIT: 0800 088 7522 KPMproperties.co.uk All calls dealt with in a friendly and confidential manner! LIVE IN YOUR HOUSE RENT FREE! STOP REPOSSESSIONS & BAILIFFS IMMEDIATE CASH DEPOSIT PAID END OF MORTGAGE TERM EXPERTS RELEASE EQUITY OR DOWNSIZING PROBATE & DECEASED ESTATE NO FEES & LEGAL COSTS PAID INSTANT CASH OFFER ANY AREA . ANY CONDITION . ANY SITUATION SERVICE WITH 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE

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Not long out of short trousers, this was my first visit to the RSPB’s flagship reserve at Minsmere, and my old exercise book describes the thrilling moment I opened the windows of a hide to look out over its famous brackish lagoon known as The Scrape. “Just like turning on a television, a whole kaleidoscope of birdlife was revealed in panoramic technicolour in an instant”, I enthused in spidery writing before listing the host of sandpipers, plovers and other waders on view. “Then I remembered – look for an avocet. My ‘‘ The avocet was wiped out in 1825, only coming back in the 1940s eyes responded and, instantaneously, a solitary black-andwhite bird boosted my ever-growing tally of new birds by one. “The avocet was all I hoped for – and much, much more. Tentatively mincing its way through water on stiletto legs, it continually combed the surface with an amazing banana of a bill.” As then, the avocet continues to be the RSPB’s emblem bird, celebrating the charity’s efforts at bringing back rare species from the brink. Wiped out by 1825 – avocets were hunted for their feathers to make fishing flies and had their eggs stolen for puddings – it took the Second World War for them to return to the sanctuary of East Anglian sea defences. Over the years, these once out-of-bounds territories have been enhanced to become a springboard for a remarkable avocet population boom and the latest report from the Rare Breeding Birds Panel shows there are more than 2,000 pairs nesting in the UK. Avocets continue to reawaken feelings of schoolboy excitement. Last week, one touched down at the local sewage works where I cut my teeth birdwatching and put on a display of grace and beauty worthy of a creature that has become a symbol for conservation success. Follow STUART on twitter: @birderman Tete a tete Now is the time to plant bulbs for a lovely carpet of colour during spring As summer draws to an end, it’s a busy time for gardeners. One of the principal jobs at this time of year is getting spring bulbs planted in the ground to make sure we have lots of gorgeous flowers to greet us early next year. In the wild, bulbs are the plants that couldn’t compete with the big boys like trees and shrubs. But these clever plants found ways to take advantage of what was available to them and adapted Thalia to survive. Hiding underground they create a store of food and lie dormant until something triggers them to awaken. In the forest setting this is spring sunshine. As the soil begins to heat up, spring-flowering bulbs take advantage of that short period before the tree canopy of leaves emerge to cast them into darkness again. The beauty of bulbs is that they appear as if from nowhere and disappear just as mysteriously. Every year it’s a

FOR IT Crocus SS1ST with DIARMUID GAVIN Light up with bulbs ■■Get your bird table cleaned and stock up on bird food for the approaching autumn. ■■Evergreen hedges can have their final trim before winter. ■■Lift maincrop potatoes and store in a dark, frost free area. ■■It’s a good time to divide plants in ponds to increase stock if desired, or cut back overgrowth. You are aiming for around 50% plant coverage of the pond. ■■Install water butts to collect winter rainwater. ■■Get your compost bins or bags ready for collecting leaf fall which makes superb compost. DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 29 gardening@dailystar.co.uk Sorry, Diarmuid cannot reply personally Jobs for the week ■■While the soil is still warm, conditions are perfect for applying vine weevil controlling nematodes into the soil. ■■Observe gaps in your border – does it need some late summer colour? Sedums, asters and chrysanthemums are all good options. ■■Plant biennials sown earlier or buy them now – this includes violas, wallflowers and foxgloves. wonderful surprise when they show up. In general, you should plant bulbs to a depth three times their own height – so that above the bulb there would be room for two more bulbs standing on top of it. There is a right way up too – think of an onion with a stem on top and roots at the bottom. That said, even if they are planted upside down, bulbs will find their way to the light! Maintenance is simple – dig up and divide in autumn if clumps have expanded and are getting congested. Some bulbs like snowdrops can be moved after flowering when the leaves die down. Don’t be tempted to tie dying foliage in knots to tidy them up or cut them back. The leaves may be unsightly but they are still producing food to build up the bulb for the following year. For beginners I always recommend daffodils. Whether wandering lonely as a cloud or surrounded by your pals, a host of daffodils never fails to delight and bring a smile. And what a range there is too. One of my favourites is a white one called Thalia, a natural looking daff with a small trumpet and lovely scent. A very popular dwarf narcissus is Tete a Tete, which has a lovely yellow flower and ‘‘ The range of crocus colours is vast – there is one for every spot! Crocus is perfect in pots on the windowsill. Get a bulb catalogue and have fun choosing your favourites – yellow, pink, dual tones, double headed, paper whites and more. I love seeing the gentle white wood anemone appear on the woodland floors. But for my garden I choose the less subtle but oh-so-cheerful anemone blanda which has bright blue daisy flowers and finely cut foliage. I recommend soaking the bulbs before planting and once they establish in your soil they will naturalise easily and form these joyful carpets. They are also available in pretty shades of pink and white. The range of crocuses is vast – traditionally either purple or yellow but also striped, pink, orange and white. Enjoy in small clumps or pot in plants close to the house. They are also happy in grassland – in fact, they enjoy a variety of settings so there may just be a crocus for every spot! PLANT of the week Aster Little Carlow Michaelmas daisies are a welcome sight in September and October. Little Carlow is a bushy aster covered in small lavender daisy flowers. Its compact nature makes it a good choice for smaller plots. Ideally, plant it in fertile moist soil in partial shade – sunshine is fine but you don’t want the soil to dry out as that encourages mildew. Cut back when flowering is finished and mulch then or in spring. you ask Hi Diarmuid Is it OK to leave soil bare over winter? I was growing potatoes in a raised bed but they’re finished and I won’t be planting again until next spring. Thanks Susan via Instagram Hi Susan No you are better off having a cover on the soil, either a living one or mulch. A living cover could be something like a green manure, which is a crop that is grown to be dug back into the soil, to help improve it. Often they will germinate quickly in late summer and allow the soil to have something growing in it all winter. Mulches such as a thick layer of bark or garden compost will help retain moisture and help to reduce leaching, which is a problem when soil is exposed over winter. Diarmuid

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SS1ST DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 31 RAVEL Height of good taste Edited by NIGEL THOMPSON email traveldesk@reachplc.com twitter @TravelEdNigel @marjorieyue @JaneMemmler @LissamanVicky online dailystar.co.uk/travel/ Zoe Forsey takes a bite out of a mountain of amazing food in the Swiss resort of Verbier high life Zoe in the Val de Bagnes Tempting though it is to book a restaurant with a view, there’s also the small matter of actually getting there. As I was handed a bike helmet at the bottom of a beautiful Swiss mountain and told lunch was waiting for me at the top, I’ve never been so relieved to hear six words. “Don’t worry, it’s definitely an e-bike.” Riding an electric bike was a first for me but after a wobbly start, I was off. The extra power made parts of the mountain normally reserved for only the fittest of POWER UP Zoe sets out on an electric bike the fit an accessible playground for all. In a couple of hours I was at the top and tucking into a plate of Swiss rosti (grated potato with cheese and bacon) which is quite possibly the perfect, cheesiest, most carbladen feast you could wish for after a morning of exercise. And that dish, served on a tin plate on a picnic bench overlooking the valleys below, was just the start of a delicious week of food in Verbier’s eateries. While most people know Verbier for its winter sports, the greener, warmer months are also buzzing as TURN TO PAGE 32 Riviera Travel has extended four of its UK escorted tours into November and December to meet demand for staycations. Each five-day itinerary to Bath, North Yorkshire, Oxford and the Cotswolds, and the Peak District has been adapted for winter, with selected Christmas visits. From £449 per person. rivieratravel.co.uk Cruise news by NIGEL THOMPSON Battery-hybrid powered ship MS Fridtjof Nansen has been named with ice “next to the North Pole”. In the world’s most northerly ceremony – at Longyearbyen in remote Svalbard – the 20,889 gross tonnage Hurtigruten ship had ice smashed against the bow, rather than the traditional champagne. Named after the Norwegian explorer, the 228-passenger liner will homeport in 78-degree north Longyearbyen for voyages deep in icy Arctic waters. The small mining town is where Hurtigruten’s expedition started in 1896 and a spokesman said: “We are thrilled to celebrate more than 125 years of exploration.” hurtigruten.co.uk ■Ultra-luxury ■ discovery yacht Scenic Eclipse will explore exotic wildlife, rainforests and archaeological sites on a new 11-day Peru to Panama voyage. The 17,085 gross tonnage 228-passenger ship, with a submarine and helicopter on board, will sail from Lima on March 26, 2023. All-inclusive with flights, chauffeur transfers, butler and excursions start at £7,090 per person. sceniceclipse.com The Merlin Annual Pass for major family attractions including Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures, Legoland Windsor, Sea Life and Dungeons plus 20% food, drink and accommodation discounts is back on sale after lockdown restrictions. From £89 per person at merlinannual pass.co.uk

32 DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 SS1ST FREE DRINKS TRAVEL OVER 40s ONLY £10PP DEPOSIT 4 to 5 DAYS HALF BOARD FROM £319 PER PERSON Deals of the week by NIGEL THOMPSON slope off Village of Verbier SHORT HAUL Morocco from £745pp: Depart Gatwick on October 10 for a four-night break at the four-star Angsana Riad Blancon in Marrakech medina. 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The area’s Slow Food Movement is increasingly popular, and with four valleys filled with beautiful produce it’s easy to see why. Just down the road in Sarreyer, a village perched on the sunny right-hand slope of the Upper Val de Bagnes, locals have come together to bring food history back to life by renovating the traditional wood-burning oven and mill. Plaques dotted around the village lead you through the bread-making process. From the work in the fields to the production of the flour. As well as teaching tourists about the village’s history, the oven has become the centre of the community once again, hosting pizza nights and other cooking parties. Meanwhile the mill is used to grind flour and to make delicious fresh apple juice using three types of apples – but the exact quantities are kept under lock and key as it is the village’s own secret recipe. The place is famous for its wine but there is no shortage of locally brewed beer, including the six lagers, ales and stouts made at the Vie Montagne restaurant and micro-brewery. It’s overseen by a small team who are passionate about hops, and their skill and knowledge shines through as they chat to eager customers. But the foodie highlight of the trip for me was our visit to Le Crock No Name, Verbier’s first speakeasy restaurant. Hidden behind a bookcase, this is the place to enjoy an exquisite

SS1ST DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 33 RAVEL email traveldesk@reachplc.com twitter @TravelEdNigel @marjorieyue @JaneMemmler @LissamanVicky online dailystar.co.uk/travel/ tranquil Lac de Louvie, near Verbier Hotel of the week by alex grove Jurys Inn, Nottingham meal served in an intimate and relaxed setting. On offer is a five-course set menu which changes every week, but you don’t find out what you’re going to be tucking into until the chef, Adam Bateman, personally introduces each dish at the table. We were treated to sheep curd and walnut tartlet garnished with flowers from the valleys, pea and mint gazpacho, stone bass tartar, torched Val d’Herens beef fillet with a forest pine mash, a honey pudding and one of the creamiest cheese boards I’ve been lucky enough to demolish. All the ingredients are local and Adam picks all the flowers and herbs from the valleys himself during walks with his new puppy, Topi. He ends every meal with a moving tribute to his talented chocolatier friend, fellow Brit Jamie Clark, who died in an avalanche in CHARMING Hotel de Verbier ‘‘ Chef Adam picks all the flowers and herbs while walking in the valleys of heaven TAngy visitors free entry or discounts on the unexpected flavours of some of The area’s more than 25 of the town’s top the blossoms covering the hilltops. legendary apple activities and attractions, and you’ll Once you’ve collected a bag full of juice struggle to fit everything in. colourful treats, it’s time to sit down On offer to anyone staying at and enjoy the fruits of your labour least one night in the region – I with a chocolate fondue, dipping stayed at the recently refurbished your edible flowers in the hot and four-star Hotel de Verbier – and gooey mess in Cafe Mont Fort in paying the tourist tax of £1.20 per the village of Sarreyer. night, it also gives you unlimited With so much going on it’s easy access to the mountain lifts and to see why people flock to Verbier free trips on the bus. out of the ski season. But you might But if you’re after something a bit need more than one trip if you want more relaxed you can try a cookery to take everything in. class, do mountain yoga, swimming or learn about the area’s history on a guided tour – such as hunting for lunch on a gourmet Bern wild plant foraging trip. During the two-hour walk, our SWITZERLAND guide Cherries shared some of her extensive knowledge of the valley’s Geneva VERBIER Matterhorn plants, flowers and herbs, with the FRANCE chance of tasting January. Since losing his pal, Adam has been trying to perfect his old chocolate recipes so people can still enjoy his delicious creations. All of Verbier’s culinary offerings will leave you energy to burn, but luckily there are many ways to get moving – if anything, there is too much on offer. The Verbier Infinite Playground (VIP) Pass gives Piste ASCENT Riding up a twisting trail F R A N C E Mt. Blanc ITALY Bern BOOK IT Rooms at the four-star Hotel de Verbier in Verbier, Switzerland ,start at around £149 a night B&B. hoteldeverbier.com GET THERE SWISS flies from Heathrow, London City, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Dublin to Geneva from £118 return. swiss.com Rail connections: The Swiss Transfer Ticket Return 2nd class tickets costs £44. sbb.ch MORE INFO verbier.ch WHERE AND WHY: This Jurys Inn is found in the land of Robin Hood, Nottingham, a UNESCO City of Literature and the most popular tourist destination in the East Midlands. One minute you’re in the middle of a bustling city centre with shops, bars and restaurants, the next you’re taking a selfie with the statue of the legendary outlaw against the commanding backdrop that is Nottingham Castle. The hotel is just a stone’s throw from the centre, conveniently located right next to the train station, meaning you can roll into the city and be in your room in a matter of minutes. It’s a plush, modern hotel and thanks to being on the 10th floor we were awarded panoramic views. The room was spacious with both double and single beds. Complimentary extras such as biscuits, a chocolate bar and a can of San Pellegrino were a nice touch and sat alongside the usual tea and coffee. For fitness fans, there’s a gym too. ON THE MENU: Wind down in the evening with a glass of something cold and refreshing after a long day’s sightseeing. The bar area features low tables and club chairs which adjoins the on-site restaurant (which is currently closed). Eating in the bar area is just as smart with artistic black and white photographs of the city’s landmarks dotted about. Bar food includes nachos, £6, salt and pepper squid, £6, Punjab chicken tikka masala, £14, and a lovely 8oz rib-eye steak, £24. There’s even a contemporary modern fireplace making it super cosy on cool nights. If you just fancy a quick snack, there’s an-all day Costa coffee bar in the lobby area, which serves sweets, snacks and ice cream. WHILE YOU’RE THERE: Browse round the independent shops and lively bars of the historic Lace Market and hip Hockley neighbourhood. And it’s worth visiting the National Justice Museum for a fascinating insight into the history of law and justice. WAKE-UP CALL: Doubles from £117 per night, B&B, two sharing, jurysinns.com

34 DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 SS1ST Megane goes electric This smart machine is the Renault Megane E-Tech Electric. The car will join the company’s extremely successful Zoe in its EV line-up when it goes on sale in the UK next summer. The front-wheel-drive electric SUV will come with the choice of either a 128bhp or 215bhp electric motor and with two battery sizes – a 40kWh unit that will provide a maximum range of 186 miles, and a 60kWh battery for a range of 292 miles. The car’s watercooled battery pack is said to be the thinnest on the market which means that not only has Renault been able to make the car’s centre of gravity lower, but it has also improved practicality inside. There’s no word on price yet but an educated guess would put the entry-level version with the smaller battery and lower-powered motor at around £30,000. 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Calls cost 12p per minute from a BT landline plus network extras. Calls from other networks and mobiles may cost more. Please see High Street TV’s Terms and Conditions for further details (https://www.highstreettv.com/terms-and-conditions). Offer ends 20/10/2021. Usually when a company takes one of its normal hatchbacks and gives it the faux off-road treatment it simply sticks on some grey plastic cladding around the wheel arches, fakes up a protective plate under the front bumper and sticks on a suitably tempting badge. Ford went for Active, and does anyone remember the Rover Streetwise? It was a dolled-up 200 that actually started this trend. A neighbour of mine asked me to let him know when I had the new Toyota Yaris Cross on test because he thought it might be perfect for his elderly parents. Happy to help, but I couldn’t quite see where he was coming from. A Yaris with bits stuck to it? That’s hardly the thing for the senior motorist, is it? But having spent a week in the car I can now see exactly why he’s thinking about it. For starters, it’s far more than a Yaris that’s been attacked with glue and Velcro. It’s got the same wheelbase as the parent car but otherwise it’s very different. The styling, for example, has been strongly influenced by the RAV-4 (as owned by the neighbour in bike FRAMes up Royal Enfield has slotted the engine from its recently launched Meteor 350, pictured, into a new chassis to create the Classic. Royal Enfield’s UK development team has designed a frame carrying revised suspension and improved braking that features dualchannel Bosch ABS. No pricing is available yet but as the Meteor 350 costs under £4,000 you can expect a similarly keen price for the Classic when it hits showrooms in the spring.

SS1ST DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 35 with GOT A COMMENT ON MOTORING? FOLLOW me on TWITTER @Askgoodwin Remember Great Wall? Thought not. The Chinese company brought a pick-up truck to the UK a few years ago and from what I remember it was pretty basic. Now Great Wall is plotting a return with a couple of cars – one a plug-in hybrid SUV and the other a retro-looking electric hatchback. The names are brilliant – Wey Coffee 01 for the SUV and Ora Cat, pictured, for the hatchback. The cars will go on sale in Germany later this year and allegedly in the UK early in 2022. Yaris on a high The facts question, so it’s all falling into place) and overall it’s rather an attractive looking machine. But what has caught the attention of my friend down the road is a very generous ride height that is 25mm higher than on a standard Yaris. He’s not thinking about the benefit to his parents if they go off-roading but of how much easier it will be for them to get into the car. A very good point. Once inside they’ll see the usual high-quality Toyota interior. Plenty of plastic and not a huge amount of flair, but as anyone who has been in the back of an Uber driver’s been-to-Mars-and-back Prius will know, Toyota builds car interiors that don’t rattle or squeak. There is no choice to be made when it comes to engines. All Yaris Crosses come with a 1.5-litre petrol unit and all of them are part of a hybrid powertrain. Unusually, and almost unique in the world of compact crossovers, the car is also available with four-wheel drive. I would imagine sales of this variant will be quite low. Overall though, Toyota reckons the Yaris Cross might become the company’s best-selling model in the UK after the Yaris itself. An average fuel economy of 56.5mpg is claimed and that’s exactly what we managed. How you drive and where you drive a hybrid makes an enormous difference to the fuel economy that you are likely to get from it. Motorways are bad, towns are good, and thrashing along country roads is not ideal. I did a fair bit of motorway miles in the car so more town use would have dramatically improved the figure. Not least because around town you will hear the Yaris Cross regularly making its way silently under electric power. It’s much nicer than when you drive it fast with the petrol engine because the CVT automatic transmission sends the revs whooping up and down. Our test car, in £26,495 Dynamic spec, wears 18-inch alloys. Sixteen or 17-inch wheels would probably make the ride more comfortable, but regardless, it’s not too harsh on the big wheels. So overall, there’s not much to criticise on this soon-to-be-acommon-sight small Toyota. Toyota Yaris Cross Dynamic Price: £26,465 Engine: 1,490cc, threecylinder, petrol Power: 115PS Torque: 117Nm Top speed: 106mph 0-62mph: 11.2secs Economy: 56.5mpg combined CO2: 112g/km For: Attractive styling, economy. Against: Bit dull to drive. Sum Up: A good quality and appealing addition to the compact crossover class. Watt’s point, Mercedes? Mercedes-AMG is about to launch its first PHEV model - although the EV bit is a laugh. The AMG GT 63 E Performance combines the twinturbo 4.0-litre V8 used in the regular GT 63 S with a 201bhp electric motor fitted to the rear axle. The combined power output is a massive 831bhp and torque is an equally impressive 1,033lb ft – but the electric-only range is only 7.5 miles per charge which seems pointless. No prices yet, but since the regular AMG GT 63 S costs £144,855 the E Performance is going to be north of £150k. TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT After hiring cars all over the world during the last 30 years I’ve finally come unstuck. The Fiat 500 we hired on holiday in Cornwall a couple of weeks ago apparently acquired a scratch on its fuel filler cap during our time with the car. We only did 36 miles in it (plans changed) and Hertz could only provide hazy before and after photos. To date they haven’t responded to requests for better ones. Fortunately, the repair bill wasn’t large but I’ve learned my lesson. In future I will go around the car taking my own shots and even a quick video.

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DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 37 SS1ST starts with racing PLUMPTON JASON HEAVEY Galata Bridge Constancio Court Jurado Impulsive One Bagan (trb) Air Hair Lair Strensham Court HAMILTON JASON HEAVEY Sharvara Omany Amber Mustavim Water Of Leith Albegone De Mazzaro (nap) Hellenista (nb) MOORESTYLE Qitaal Urban Violet (nap) Caballero Elladora (e/w) Economic Crisis Port Or Starboard Doctor Parnassus (trb) 1.45 2.20 2.50 3.20 3.50 4.20 4.50 MOORESTYLE 2.10 2.40 3.10 3.40 4.10 4.40 5.10 Splinter Glory And Fortune Dogon Babajan (e/w) Jumping Jack Valentine’s Turf (nb) Harptree Hill YESTERDAY’S RESULTS QUADPOT: £234.30 PLACEPOT: £364.00 NEWBURY 1.10: 1, DUBAI POET (A Atzeni 5-6 fav); 2, Gaius (5-1); 3, Brilliant Blue (200-1). 5 1 /2l, 3 /4l. 13 ran. R Varian. Tote: £1.80; pl £1.10, £1.90, £13.30. Exacta: £6.80. Trifecta: £264.20. CSF: £5.57. 1.40: 1, IVATHEENGINE (M Tabti 15-2); 2, Il Bandito (6-1); 3, Dulas (10- 1). 4-1 fav Paxos. 1 /2l, 1l. 11 ran. P & O Cole. Tote: £8.80; pl £2.90, £2.10, £3.80. Exacta: £58.00. Tricast: £465.37. Trifecta: £767.10. CSF: £51.94. NR: The Turpinator. 2.15: 1, HURRICANE IVOR (T Marquand 4-1); 2, Moss Gill (8-1); 3, Tis Marvellous (5-1). 3-1 fav Khaadem. 3 /4l, nk. 8 ran. W Haggas. Tote: £4.50; pl £1.70, £2.50, £1.50. Exacta: £35.00. Trifecta: £161.70. CSF: £35.79. 2.50: 1, SOLID STONE (W Buick 12-1); 2, Foxes Tales (9-4); 3, Ilaraab (9-1). 4-6 fav Al Aasy. nk, 1l. 5 ran. Sir M Stoute. Tote: £10.60; pl £3.60, £1.50. Exacta: £28.30. Trifecta: £110.80. CSF: £38.97. 3.25: 1, INJAZATI (C Shepherd 9-2); 2, Sam Cooke (9-1); 3, King Leonidas (13-2). 5-2 fav Aramaic. 2l, 1 /2l. 10 ran. C Fellowes. Tote: £5.20; pl £2.00, £2.50, £2.10. Exacta: £44.40. Tricast: £264.80. Trifecta: £293.90. CSF: £43.71. NR: Pivoine. 4.00: 1, WINGS OF WAR (A Kirby 17-2); 2, Hierarchy (18-1); 3, Fearby (8-1). 11-4 fav Dhabab. hd, 1 1 /2l. 9 ran. C Cox. Tote: £8.20; pl £2.10, £2.90, £2.30. Exacta: £80.50. Tricast: £920.84. Trifecta: £622.70. CSF: £120.12. NR: Gis A Sub. Gis A Sub| Rule 4 applies to All Bets, deduct 10p in the pound. 4.35: 1, KOY KOY (O Murphy 8-11 fav); 2, Borntobealeader (40-1); 3, Everyday (50-1). 6 1 /2l, ns. 12 ran. A Balding. Tote: £1.60; pl £1.10, £4.80, £9.30. Exacta: £38.10. Trifecta: £857.40. CSF: £54.91. 5.05: 1, FRONTISPIECE (J Crowley 14-1); 2, Praiano (9-2); 3, Winterwatch (10-1). 7-2 fav Bague D’or. 1 /2l, 1l. 10 ran. A Perrett. Tote: £16.80; pl £4.20, £2.50, £3.30. Exacta: £50.30. Tricast: £669.44. Trifecta: £1545.20. CSF: AYR 1.20: 1, HIGHLAND PREMIERE (J Fanning 13-2); 2, Vaccine (7-1); 3, Grifter (12-1). 10-3 fav King Of York. nk, 2l. 9 ran. M Johnston. Tote: £7.50; pl £2.50, £2.70, £3.10. Exacta: £63.90. Tricast: £537.30. Trifecta: £497.90. CSF: £51.12. 1.55: 1, MAYDANNY (J Fanning 9-2); 2, Euchen Glen (3-1); 3, Juan Elcano (6-4 fav). 1 1 /2l, 2 1 /2l. 10 ran. M Johnston. Tote: £5.40; pl £1.10, £2.10, £1.60. Exacta: £21.20. Trifecta: £40.30. CSF: £18.10. 2.30: 1, STAXTON (D Fentiman 25-1); 2, Soldier’s Minute (18-1); 3, Blackrod (9-2 fav); 4, Magical Spirit (13-2). hd, 1 3 /4l, nk. 24 ran. T Easterby. Tote: £30.20; pl £6.70, £5.50, £2.10, £2.70. Exacta: £392.50. Tricast: £2449.40. Trifecta: £3617.10. CSF: £380.19. NR: Air Raid. 3.05: 1, NAZANIN (H Doyle 16-1); 2, Canonized (10-1); 3, Hala Hala Athmani (10-3). 5-2 fav Head Mistress. shd, 3 /4l. 14 ran. A Watson. Tote: £18.50; pl £4.40, £2.70, £1.90. Exacta: £127.80. Trifecta: £249.50. CSF: £159.04. NR: Crazyland. 3.40: 1, BIELSA (K Stott 15-2); 2, Great Ambassador (3-1 fav); 3, Mr Wagyu (18-1); 4, Motagally (33-1). 2 1 /4l, 1 /2l, 1l. 24 ran. K Ryan. Tote: £9.30; pl £2.90, £2.10, £3.20, £6.70. Exacta: £54.40. Tricast: £435.75. Trifecta: £1405.50. CSF: £29.43. NR: Chiefofchiefs. 4.15: 1, REVICH (A Villiers 20-1); 2, Hong Kong Harry (7-2 jtfav); 3, Marie’s Diamond (12-1). 7-2 jtfav Dance Fever. 1 /2l, nk. 10 ran. R Spencer. Tote: £19.70; pl £5.20, £1.60, £2.80. Exacta: £135.70. Tricast: £907.67. Trifecta: £1330.40. CSF: £88.50. NR: Maraakiz, Young Fire. 4.50: 1, TITAN ROCK (J Hart 8-1); 2, Asad (8-1); 3, Wobwobwob (15-2). 4-1 fav Admirality. 1 1 /2l, hd. 9 ran. J J Quinn. Tote: £10.00; pl £2.70, £2.50, £2.10. Exacta: £88.30. Tricast: £502.20. Trifecta: £855.60. CSF: £70.29. NR: Cassy O, Ebury, Pockley, Poet’s Magic, Tammani. 5.20: 1, ANNANDALE (R Kingscote 9-4 fav); 2, Glasses Up (11-2); 3, Dark Jedi (11-4). 3 /4l, 1 /2l. 8 ran. M Johnston. Tote: £2.90; pl £1.40, £1.90, £1.40. Exacta: £13.40. Tricast: £34.12. Trifecta: £37.90. CSF: £14.70. NR: Beechwood Jude. QUADPOT: £38.50 PLACEPOT: £290.60 CATTERICK 2.25: 1, MY LITTLE TIP (S Osborne 4-6 fav); 2, Neptune Legend (10-3); 3, Matty Too (12-1). 3 /4l, 4l. 5 ran. G Boughey. Tote: £1.50; pl £1.10, £1.70. Exacta: £3.50. Trifecta: £14.10. CSF: £3.24. 3.00: 1, MY BONNIE LASSIE (S James 5-1); 2, Better Half (10-3); 3, Heart Of Kabeir (13-2). 6-4 fav Sunday Justice. 2 1 /4l, 2 3 /4l. 5 ran. K Burke. Tote: £6.30; pl £2.30, £1.90. Exacta: £21.90. Trifecta: £98.60. CSF: £20.71. 3.35: 1, JUST A CLAIM (Jane Elliott 15-2); 2, Shamlaan (9-2); 3, Black Hill Storm (6-5 fav). shd, 1 /2l. 5 ran. R Fell. Tote: £11.20; pl £3.40, £2.00. Exacta: £46.10. Trifecta: £77.00. CSF: £38.46. NR: King Of Speed. 4.10: 1, DREAMS UNWIND (F Norton 17-2); 2, Eye Knee (12-1); 3, Molinari (10-3). 5-6 fav Saligo Bay. 2 1 /2l, 1 3 /4l. 6 ran. M Johnston. Tote: £8.50; pl £3.80, £2.90. Exacta: £47.00. Trifecta: £254.70. CSF: £92.27. 4.45: 1, FURZIG (T Hamilton 5-2); 2, Love Is Golden (10-11 fav); 3, Red Force One (8-1). nk, 1 1 /4l. 4 ran. R Fahey. Tote: £2.90; Exacta: £6.30. Trifecta: £12.00. CSF: £5.18. 5.15: 1, OLD FLAME (D Costello 4-11 fav); 2, Lightening Company (5-1); 3, Pixie Carter (28-1). 8 1 /2l, 1 3 /4l. 4 ran. R Beckett. Tote: £1.20; Exacta: £2.40. Trifecta: £7.30. CSF: £2.55. 5.45: 1, SPECIAL MAYSON (D Costello 14-1); 2, Aliento (10-3); 3, Listen Again (10-1). 3-1 fav Mr Strutter. hd, 3 1 /2l. 15 ran. Mrs P Sly. Tote: £14.90; pl £4.10, £2.00, £2.80. Exacta: £71.80. Tricast: £526.15. Trifecta: £959.50. CSF: £59.93. £75.34. NR: In The Breeze, Ridgeway, Whitehaven. QUADPOT: £93.00 PLACEPOT: £509.80 NEWMARKET 1.00: 1, MELLOW YELLOW (C Fallon 11-4 fav); 2, Peripatetic (13-2); 3, Mystic Wells (9-2). nk, shd. 8 ran. W Haggas. Tote: £2.90; pl £1.30, £2.10, £1.60. Exacta: £19.00. Trifecta: £67.30. CSF: £20.91. NR: Mashaaer. 1.30: 1, MADAME TANTZY (Georgia Dobie 3-1); 2, Mobadra (13-8 fav); 3, Ananya (15-2). 1l, 1l. 6 ran. E J-Houghton. Tote: £3.40; pl £1.80, £1.40. Exacta: £8.80. Trifecta: £34.00. CSF: £7.97. 2.05: 1, SADIQAA (J Fahy 14-1); 2, Dashing Dick (9-2); 3, Ajrad (18-1). 15-8 fav Dancing To Win. nk, 2l. 10 ran. C Cox. Tote: £17.10; pl £3.80, £1.80, £5.20. Exacta: £101.00. Tricast: £1176.63. Trifecta: £1087.60. CSF: £75.34. NR: Deputy, Royal Musketeer. 2.40: 1, EQUIANO SPRINGS (T P Queally 11-2); 2, Spring Bloom (13-2); 3, Beauty Choice (7-2 fav). 3 /4l, 1 1 /4l. 6 ran. T Tate. Tote: £5.60; pl £2.90, £2.20. Exacta: £33.80. Tricast: £135.71. Trifecta: £155.70. CSF: £38.13. NR: Love Powerful, My Style. 3.15: 1, TURNPIKE TRIP (J F Egan 15-8 fav); 2, Live Your Dream (9-2); 3, Themaxwecan (8-1). 2l, 8l. 9 ran. C Byrnes. Tote: £2.60; pl £1.20, £1.80, £2.10. Exacta: £15.70. Tricast: £51.72. Trifecta: £64.00. CSF: £9.56. NR: Yagood. 3.50: 1, SAMMARR (C Noble 15-2); 2, Gal Wonder (10-3); 3, Widaad (3-1). 5-2 fav Jewel In My Crown. hd, 1 /2l. 6 ran. R Varian. Tote: £7.90; pl £3.40, £1.40. Exacta: £33.70. Trifecta: £151.60. CSF: £30.65. NR: Tarroob. 4.25: 1, GLOBAL ART (Miss Sophie Smith 20-1); 2, Mark Of Respect (6-1); 3, Luna Magic (9-1). 2-1 fav Mercurius Power. 1l, 1 1 /2l. 13 ran. E Dunlop. Tote: £24.00; pl £5.30, £2.10, £1.90. Exacta: £181.90. Tricast: £1212.54. Trifecta: £1561.40. CSF: £133.38. QUADPOT: £79.90 PLACEPOT: £204.90 WOLVERHAMPTON 4.55: 1, THAKI (T Hammer Hansen 6-4); 2, Big Impact (10-11 fav); 3, Surewecan (40-1). 1 1 /2l, 7l. 11 ran. C Dwyer. Tote: £2.40; pl £1.20, £1.10, £7.40. Exacta: £4.40. Tricast: £30.75. Trifecta: £46.60. CSF: £3.02. NR: Bernard Spierpoint, Iesha. 5.30: 1, REEM ZABEEL (G Rooke 7-2); 2, Three Dons (15-8 fav); 3, She’s Sophie (66-1). 3 /4l, shd. 10 ran. R Hughes. Tote: £4.60; pl £1.40, £1.20, £6.90. Exacta: £14.90. Trifecta: £459.30. CSF: £10.60. 6.00: 1, TWILIGHT SECRET (S Cherchi 11-8 fav); 2, Show Me A Sunset (6-1); 3, Verreaux Eagle (9-2). 3 /4l, ns. 8 ran. J Tate. Tote: £2.10; pl £1.20, £2.00, £1.50. Exacta: £10.40. Tricast: £29.68. Trifecta: £48.80. CSF: £10.20. NR: Canford Bay, Tathmeen. 6.30: 1, PORT NOIR (D Keenan 9-1); 2, Sky Blue Thinking (5-2); 3, Far From A Ruby (9-4 fav). 1 1 /4l, 1 /2l. 8 ran. R Stephens. Tote: £10.40; pl £2.40, £1.30, £1.20. Exacta: £36.50. Tricast: £69.07. Trifecta: £162.40. CSF: £31.38. NR: Clegane. 7.00: 1, CHILLSEA (K O’Neill 4-1 fav); 2, Silk Tie (5-1); 3, Across The Nile (11-2). 3 /4l, nk. 10 ran. T Ward. Tote: £4.70; pl £1.70, £2.00, £2.00. Exacta: £24.40. Tricast: £112.51. Trifecta: £107.60. CSF: £23.35. 7.30: 1, ALCAZAN (W Carson 9-4 fav); 2, Nurse Florence (7-2); 3, Keep Right On (17-2). 1 1 /2l, 1l. 9 ran. R Teal. Tote: £2.40; pl £1.20, £1.80, £3.00. Exacta: £11.00. Tricast: £55.52. Trifecta: £75.60. CSF: £9.96. NR: Distinction. 8.00: 1, GEELONG (S W Kelly 12-1); 2, Justice Protecol (2-1 fav); 3, Sandy Paradise (9-1). 1 1 /4l, 2l. 9 ran. P & O Cole. Tote: £13.80; pl £2.90, £1.10, £2.50. Exacta: £46.70. Trifecta: £321.60. CSF: £36.19. QUADPOT: £2.00 PLACEPOT: £3.70 GREYHOUND RESULTS CRAYFORD 10.17: Typical Illusion (5) 13-8 fav, Ruffian Scar (3) 4-1, bf: £10.70, tri: (5-3-1) £48.66. 10.37: Castlehillbadger (5) 13-8 fav, Subterfuge (6) 5-2, bf: £7.04, tri: (5-6-4) £13.16. 10.53: Pesky Paris (3) 2-1 fav, Dece Blue (4) 10-3, bf: £10.21, tri: (3-4-5) £21.83. 11.09: Andys Heather (3) 7-2, Barnora Bubbles (4) 4-1, bf: £20.50, tri: (3-4-5) £63.21. 11.24: Ballymac Valley (3) 9-2, Ayling (4) 7-1, bf: £43.50, tri: (3-4-1) £93.43. 11.39: Masontinymac (3) 2-1 jt-fav, Ballymac Candice (6) 2-1 jt-fav, bf: £7.20, tri: (3-6-5) £17.62. 11.54: Blastoff Maud (3) 7-4 fav, Blue Tick Act (5) 4-1, bf: £10.60, tri: (3-5-4) £34.71. 12.09: Private Pension (5) 9-4 fav, Wee Rosies Rabbo (4) 11-4, bf: £11.01, tri: (5-4-2) £31.98. 12.24: Shes The First (4) 2-1 fav, Pesky Wotsit (5) 3-1, bf: £9.29, tri: (4-5-1) £0.00. 12.39: Senahel Gent (1) 4-1, Bossa Nova Baby (6) 9-2, bf: £28.59, tri: (1-6-2) £95.92. 12.54: Magical Tara (4) 1-2 fav, Male Order (1) 4-1, NR: Stouke Sophie (res), bf: £3.75, tri: (4-1-6) £0.00. 1.09: Waikiki Boom (1) 13-8 fav, Splodge Tre Dame (2) 7-2, bf: £7.79, tri: (1-2-5) £20.58. 1.24: Moaning Minogue (3) 9-4 fav, Blue Tick Balboa (6) 4-1, bf: £13.41, tri: (3-6-1) £33.07. 1.39: Southfield Marc (6) 4-5 fav, Wishful Poppy (1) 6-1, bf: £7.45, tri: (6-1-5) £0.00. NEWCASTLE 2.04: Kelso Lassie (2) 15-8 fav, Geordie I Am (6) 7-1, bf: £18.44, tri: (2-6-4) £67.77. 2.19: Glenvale Barry (5) 11-2, Sonic Fizz (6) 8-1, bf: £49.03, tri: (5-6-3) £139.88. 2.36: View Jody (1) 5-2 fav, Fastfinger Kev (2) 11-4, bf: £10.04, tri: (1-2-6) £31.49. 2.54: Perrys Luckypick (4) 11-4, Headstorm (6) 3-1, bf: £13.94, tri: (4-6-5) £65.91. 3.09: Hopes Doggy (6) 8-11 fav, Boyos Ella (3) 13-2, bf: £8.20, tri: (6-3-5) £15.99. 3.26: Ballymac Easy (5) 9-2, Shellam Ewa (6) 9-1, bf: £47.22, tri: (5-6-3) £110.92. 3.44: Silverhill Kate (2) 4-1, Moss Row Miocic (1) 5-4 fav, NR: Avenue Patsy (res), bf: £12.20, tri: (2-1- 4) £38.86. 4.04: Lightfoot Gracie (3) 7-2, Always Able (2) 5-1, bf: £25.92, tri: (3-2-4) £87.10. 4.23: Alnwick Logan (6) 9-4, Geordie Fury (4) 11-2, bf: £17.67, tri: (6-4-2) £65.52. 4.43: Piranha (2) 11-2, Road Rage (1) 11-4, bf: £24.93, tri: (2-1-6) £86.81. 5.03: Roseville Rocky (5) 5-1 and Lightfoot Sam (6) 11-10 fav (dd-ht 1st), bf: (5-6) £7.51, (6-5) 4.29, tri: (5-6-2) £26.19, (6-5-2) £15.00. 5.22: Lady Athena (3) 9-2, Alnwick Glory (4) 5-1, NR: Errill Jim (res), bf: £31.12, tri: (3-4-1) £0.00. PERRY BARR 11.06: Longwood Mayo (6) 9-2, Darbys Crown (3) 5-1, bf: £35.97, tri: (6-3-5) £136.40. 11.21: Gentle Babe (4) 13-2, Waterside Tess (2) 10-3, bf: £40.94, tri: (4-2-1) £92.89. 11.36: Lissan Junior (3) 13-2, Creevy Fire (1) 5-1, bf: £44.64, tri: (3-1-4) £103.40. 11.51: Trendy Breeze (2) 13-8 fav, Swift Bedlam (6) 7-1, bf: £15.67, tri: (2-6-1) £58.44. 12.06: Maireads Blake (3) 13-8 fav, Longacres Kim (1) 9-2, NR: Jet Stream Pride (res), bf: £9.94, tri: (3-1-4) £0.00. 12.21: Rathronan Alf (2) 4-1, Minnies Arbat (1) 6-4 fav, NR: Some Flow (res), bf: £12.57, tri: (2-1-4) £0.00. 12.36: Droumeragh Jake (4) 11-2, Annadown Cain (1) 7-2, bf: £32.85, tri: (4-1-2) £117.29. 12.51: Zari Mike (2) 11-2, Swift Launch (1) 13-2, bf: £42.49, tri: (2-1-4) £99.32. 1.06: Church Girl (6) 5-2 fav, Lughill Dotty (2) 5-1, bf: £18.12, tri: (6-2-1) £45.14. 1.21: Magical Bumble (1) 17-2, Xperia Georgie (2) 15-8, bf: £30.43, tri: (1-2-3) £60.16. 1.36: Amka Erth (6) 9-4 jt-fav, Storys Fergie (4) 3-1, bf: £10.95, tri: (6-4-5) £35.94. 1.51: In Business (1) 5-2, Thomand Queen (4) 6-1, bf: £20.78, tri: (1-4-2) £81.60. ROMFORD 10.12: Opening Move (1) 5-2 fav, Chopchop Rainbow (4) 4-1, bf: £14.77, tri: (1-4-3) £43.52. 10.31: Mayses Minnie Me (1) 9-4, Jaxx and Jill (2) 15-8 fav, bf: £7.18, tri: (1-2-6) £17.84. 10.46: Sneezys Kestrel (4) 4-1, Exve Forgetmenot (5) 15-8 fav, bf: £15.96, tri: (4-5-2) £59.85. 11.01: Bubbly Wildcat (1) 10-3, Meeting (3) 7-1, bf: £28.59, tri: (1-3-2) £73.24. 11.16: Aero Roddick (2) 11-4, Xmas Jet (3) Evens fav, bf: £7.43, tri: (2-3-1) £27.70. 11.31: Wisemans Angel (3) 9-4 jt-fav, Westlake Hovex (2) 6-1, bf: £16.72, tri: (3-2-6) £59.43. 11.46: Ardera Tank (2) 9-4 jt-fav and Skidroe Queenie (3) 9-4 jt-fav (dd-ht 1st), bf: (2-3) £4.60, (3-2) 4.24, tri: (2-3-1) £16.29, (3-2-1) £15.05. 12.01: Phoenix Lou (6) 3-1, Signature Sophie (1) 8-1, bf: £26.94, tri: (6-1-3) £86.80. 12.16: Romeo Delta (2) 9-2, Lakeview Night (1) 13-8 fav, bf: £16.07, tri: (2-1-3) £32.25. 12.31: Kovac Bailey (6) 4-1, Horacedatortoise (2) 6-4 fav, bf: £13.99, tri: (6-2-1) £53.69. 12.46: Aero Amicus (1) 7-1, Fine Line (3) 6-1, bf: £52.77, tri: (1-3-2) £123.66. 1.02: Conors Pickens (5) 9-1, Newlawn Freddie (2) 9-2, bf: £71.52, tri: (5-2-4) £207.21. 1.17: Puttfor Sam (3) 7-4 jt-fav, Chuck Jaeger (6) 7-4 jtfav, bf: £5.59, tri: (3-6-5) £17.72. 1.33: Momominstrel (4) 7-1, Mustang Murray (1) 15-8 fav, bf: £29.77, tri: (4-1-6) £88.39. Wings of War battles to thrilling sprint win ★ Wings Of War emulated his sire Dark Angel by flying home late to win the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury. ★ Dark Angel is now enjoying an illustrious career at stud having retired at the end of his juvenile campaign, producing the likes of Battaash, Harry Angel and Mecca’s Angel, and Clive Cox will be hoping there is plenty more to come from his latest star. ★ Cox excels with speedsters, having had the likes of Lethal Force, the aforementioned Harry Angel and Supremacy through his hands in recent seasons, and in Wings Of War he looks to have another legitimate contender for top sprinting honours. ★ A winner at Nottingham in July, he then went close in a valuable sales race at York but most recently he was a beaten favourite in the Sirenia Stakes at Kempton. ★ He looked to have plenty on his plate with a furlong to run, too, as Hugo Palmer’s Hierarchy, supplemented for the race on Monday, shot clear under Oisin Murphy. ★ Derby-winning jockey Adam Kirby (left) clicked into overdrive and then it became a question of whether the line would come too soon. ★ To the delight of his connections, Wings Of War (17-2) just managed to prevail by a head, with a length and a half back to Fearby in third. ★ Paddy Power make Wings Of War a 14-1 chance for next year’s Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot. 1.45 EBF NOVICE STAKES (GBB RACE) Class 5 2YO 1m (6 Run) £3,510 1 (6) 41 EVOCATIVE SPARK (23)(G)(T) H Palmer 9 9.... O Murphy 77 2 (1) 66 BELLSLEA (23) K Dalgleish 9 2......................C Rodriguez 64 3 (3) 0 DARK MYSTERY (53) I Williams 9 2.......... P J McDonald 64 4 (4) L NICOLAS ANDRY (37)(H*) Phillip Makin 9 2..........R Scott 49 5 (5) 3 QITAAL (17) M Johnston 9 2.................................D O’Neill ★85 6 (2) 03 SHARVARA (15) R Hannon 9 2............................... B Curtis 78 Star Betting: 13-8 Qitaal, 9-4 Sharvara, 5-2 Evocative Spark, 10 Dark Mystery, 33 Nicolas Andry, Bellslea. 2.20 FILLIES’ HANDICAP Class 4 1m (4 runners) £4,347 1 (1) 012 VOICE OF WISDOM (61)(D,S) S & E Crisford 3 9 8............ ........................................................................ P J McDonald 86 2 (2) 6340 URBAN VIOLET (28)(S) M Channon 3 9 7......... O Murphy 89 3 (4) -114 ALPHA CRU (17)(D2,G) D O’Meara 3 9 3........ D Tudhope 88 4 (3) 3234 OMANY AMBER (59)(D,A)(V) K Burke 3 8 10...........C Lee ★92 Star Betting: 5-4 Voice Of Wisdom, 3 Urban Violet, 7-2 Alpha Cru, 5 Omany Amber. 2.50 SELLING STAKES Class 4 1m 1f (9 runners) £4,347 1 (7) 3465 CABALLERO (11)(G)(V) K Dalgleish 5 9 0......C Rodriguez 79 2 (4) 4660 LEXINGTON FORCE (6)(A)(V) R Hannon 4 9 0...........B Curtis ★90 3 (5) NEW DELHI EXPRESS (J19) I Jardine 5 9 0.............A Mullen — 4 (3) 6LL0 ARCTIC VICTORY (31)(G)(H) B J Llewellyn 4 8 9........... G Lee 80 5 (6) 5 MUSTAVIM (69) J Wainwright 3 8 9..................K Schofield (5) 73 6 (8) 0040 SLEIGHT (6)(P) I Jardine 3 8 9....................................... T Eaves 62 7 (2) 0L50 TRUSTY SCOUT (10) D O’Meara 3 8 9.............. O Murphy 74 8 (9) 0-60 WEE DRACULA (20) I Jardine 3 8 9.................. J Gormley 55 9 (1) HALLOW HALLIE R M Smith 3 8 4.................... P Mathers — Star Betting: 15-8 Lexington Force, 4 Arctic Victory, 9-2 Trusty Scout, 7 Caballero, 10 Mustavim, 12 Others. STARFORM Lexington Force 33-1 (9-11) Slowly into stride, behind, never on terms, 8th of 13, 10l behind Diamond Bay (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol. Arctic Victory 50-1 (9-5) Soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened quickly, 7th of 9, 8l behind Spirit Of The Bay (8-13) at Chepstow 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug. Trusty Scout 28-1 (9-10) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakening when hung left over 1f out, 9th of 11, 7l behind Sky Blue Thinking (9-4) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol. Caballero 14-1 (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3l behind Captain Corelli (9-2) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf. Mustavim 28-1 (9-2) Close up, pushed along 3f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 13, 8l behind Totally Charming (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f nov auc stk (6) in Jul. 3.20 RACINGTV.COM HANDICAP Class 5 3YO 6f (11 Run) £2,862 1 (8) 5460 THE THIN BLUE LINE (43)(D,A) K Dalgleish 9 7........C Rodriguez 81 2 (10) 0L35 WATER OF LEITH (20)(D2,A) R Menzies 9 7.... O Murphy 78 3 (9) L1LL IMPELLER (24)(D2,A,G)(P,T) T Easterby 9 6.........D Allan 81 4 (4) 4110 PATSY FAGAN (59)(D2,A) R Fahey 9 1............ P Hanagan 78 5 (1) 3222 IRIS DANCER (18)(BF,D,S) T Davidson 9 0.........P Dennis 82 6 (11) 4401 BASHARAT (12)(D,G) J R Jenkins 8 13..............C Beasley 79 7 (5) LL02 ELLADORA (32) K Scott 8 11.....................................J Hart 80 8 (2) L562 KATS BOB (44) I Jardine 8 11...............................A Mullen 80 9 (7) 2600 DANDY’S MAX (26) E Alston 8 2....................... P Mathers ★83 10 (6) 6304 SIXCOR (3) Miss L Perratt 8 2...........................JP Sullivan 79 11 (3) 0L5 TOSHACK (108) I Jardine 8 2............................ J Gormley 64 LONG HANDICAP: Sixcor 8-0, Toshack 7-10. Star Betting: 4 Iris Dancer, 6 Water Of Leith, Elladora, 7 Basharat, Kats Bob, 8 others. 2.10 MAIDEN HURDLE (GBB RACE) Class 4 (10 flights) 2m 2f (8 Run) £4,084 1 24/5 ON THE METER (27)(P*) D Bridgwater 7 11 4............. B J Powell 97 2 54 ALIOSKI (18)(T*) G Brown 4 11 2.........................Paul O’Brien (3) 95 3 2 GALATA BRIDGE (18)(BF) Dr R Newland 4 11 2............... S Twiston-Davies 118 4 MICKEY DRIPPIN (F185) C Poulton 4 11 2...............M Batchelor — 5 -424 SPLINTER (51) A Hales 4 11 2......................................... K Woods ★119 6 32-0 CAROLE’S TZARINA (32)(B*,T) A Murphy 5 10 11........J Quinlan 69 7 ANYONEWHOHADAHEART (F465) Miss S West 4 10 9............M Goldstein — 8 4 CITY ESCAPE (14) S Humphrey 4 10 9.......................N Scholfield 75 Star Betting: 4-5 Galata Bridge, 5-2 Splinter, 10 On The Meter, Alioski, 14 Carole’s Tzarina, 25 Anyonewhohadaheart, 50 City Escape, Mickey Drippin. 2.40 HANDICAP HURDLE Class 3 (9 flights) 2m (6 run) £7,951 1 25-2 GLORY AND FORTUNE (133)(BF,D,G,S)(H,T) T Lacey 6 11 12.........S Sheppard 134 2 11L- LEROY LEROY (F20)(D2,G) J Boyle 5 11 7.................. B J Powell 123 3 6L34 CONSTANCIO (17)(BF,CD,G)(B) D McCain 8 11 2......... B Hughes 132 4 1311 MANOR PARK (F32)(D,G)(T) B Barr 6 11 2...............P Cowley (3) 128 5 4-14 ZUBA (F57)(CD,G) N Gifford 5 10 6...............................J M Davies 132 6 3336 SUFI (F36)(G)(P,T) M Harris 7 10 4...........................K Jones (3) ★136 Star Betting: 9-4 Glory And Fortune, 5-2 Manor Park, 4 Constancio, 11-2 Zuba, 7 Leroy Leroy, 16 Sufi. STARFORM Glory And Fortune 2-1fav (11-12) Prominent, led 2nd, dived at 3 out, mistake 2 out, soon driven and hung left, headed last, held flat, kept on, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Cotton End (10-11) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in May. Manor Park 9-4fav (11-7) Always prominent, led 3 out, clear before next, easily, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jul beating First Quest (11-6) by 10l, 7 ran. Constancio 2-1fav (11-3) Tracked leader, led narrowly 3rd, not fluent 4th and headed narrowly, losing touch when ridden after 2 out, no extra, 4th of 6, 7l behind Lucky Robin (10-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd. Zuba 5-1 (11-7) Midfield, keen, headway to chase leader after 4 out, ridden before 3 out, weakened, 4th of 9, 29l behind Fire Away (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul. 3.10 HANDICAP CHASE Class 4 (12 fences) 2m 1f (5 Run) £4,275 1 3112 ROMANOR (15)(D,G,S) Seamus Mullins 7 11 12......D Sansom (3) 118 2 20PL LORD SCHNAPPS (17)(T) Dr R Newland 8 11 9.......... S Twiston-Davies ★125 3 P2L3 DOGON (19)(G)(B,T) P Nicholls 6 11 9..........................Bryony Frost 123 4 -UL4 AWAY FOR SLATES (15)(G,S) M Harris 11 11 5.....M Bastyan (3) 119 5 -464 COURT JURADO (36)(S)(P) D McCain 7 10 7................ B Hughes 122 Star Betting: 13-8 Romanor, 9-4 Dogon, 4 Lord Schnapps, 7 Court Jurado, 10 Away For Slates. 3.50 HANDICAP Class 6 5f (9 runners) £2,322 1 (5) 1326 MEWS HOUSE (3)(D4,A,G) G Tuer 4 9 12......... O Murphy 68 2 (3) 3056 TOMILY (23)(D5,A,G,S) I Jardine 7 9 10..............A Mullen 72 3 (8) 6300 ECONOMIC CRISIS (7)(CD6,C2,D9,G,S) A Berry 12 9 9.. ...........................................................................H Russell (3) 67 4 (9) 4641 ALBEGONE (7)(D,S)(B) T Easterby 3 9 8(6ex)........D Allan ★73 5 (7) 2500 SHESADABBER (23)(CD3,S) M Mullineaux 5 9 6..... P Dennis 68 6 (6) 6452 THE GLOAMING (8)(D,S) I Jardine 3 9 6...............T Eaves 66 7 (1) 0030 ANGEL EYES (7)(B*) J Riches 6 8 10........K Schofield (5) 65 8 (4) -0LL HEER ME (26) D Whillans 4 8 10......... Joanna Mason (3) 34 9 (2) 0306 LANCASHIRE LIFE (21) Mrs Stella Barclay 3 8 9............... ................................................................. F McManoman (3) 64 LONG HANDICAP: Angel Eyes 8-9, Heer Me 8-9, Lancashire Life 8-8. Star Betting: 11-8 Albegone, 7-2 Mews House, 5 The Gloaming, 8 Tomily, 12 Shesadabber, Economic Crisis, 16 Lancashire Life, 25 Angel Eyes, 66 Heer Me. 4.20 HANDICAP Class 6 1m 4f (14 runners) £2,322 1 (13) 00L3 OOH LA LAH (12)(T) J J Davies 4 9 7....................... G Lee 67 2 (8) L0-4 PORT OR STARBOARD (39)(P) B J Llewellyn 4 9 6........... ...............................................................Jordan Williams (7) 61 3 (7) 0-L1 CARD HIGH (115)(CD,C,D4,G,S)(T) W Storey 11 9 6........ ................................................................. Joanna Mason (3) 68 4 (10) 3000 DANDY’S ANGEL (21)(S) J Wainwright 4 9 5......H Russell (3) 72 5 (4) 5164 WELL PLANTED (115)(D,A)(P) J J Quinn 4 9 5.......J Hart 70 6 (1) 2340 G FOR GABRIAL (17)(D3,A,G,S) R Fahey 4 9 4................. .............................................................................. P Hanagan ★73 7 (11) 1036 EZANAK (73)(D,G,S)(P) J Wainwright 8 9 2...........T Eaves 71 8 (6) 0350 EDGAR ALLAN POE (33)(C2,D,G,S) Harvey Bastiman 7 9 1 .....................................................................................D Allan 71 9 (2) 3012 DE MAZZARO (7)(BF,CD,D2,G)(H) T Davidson 7 9 1........P Dennis 71 10 (3) 1651 HAVANA GO (2)(C,G,S) I Jardine 6 9 3(5ex)...... J Gormley 71 11 (12) L330 MISTAMEL (12)(D,F) I Jardine 9 8 12...................A Mullen 67 12 (9) 00L4 CHEESE AND WINE (33)(P) Ewan Whillans 4 8 12..... R Scott 65 13 (14) 6333 THE BRORA POBBLES (18)(A) Ewan Whillans 6 8 12....... ........................................................................ P J McDonald 65 14 (5) 0-L5 TSARMINA (58)(B,E*) M Mullineaux 5 8 12......................... ................................................................. F McManoman (3) 47 Star Betting: 4 De Mazzaro, 5 Card High, 6 Havana Go, 8 Well Planted, G For Gabrial, Ooh La Lah, 12 others. 4.50 STAY AT OUR ONSITE HOTEL HANDICAP Class 5 3YO 1m 4f (7 Run) £2,862 1 (4) L241 HAVEYOUMISSEDME (13)(D,A,S) I Jardine 10 2............... ..................................................................................A Mullen ★81 2 (3) 26L2 DOCTOR PARNASSUS (18) D O’Meara 9 13......... D Tudhope 78 3 (2) L31L PRISON BREAK (43)(D,G) R Fahey 9 13................ P Hanagan 75 4 (5) 62L0 CARN A CHLAMAIN (29) K Dalgleish 9 9............ C Rodriguez 79 5 (1) 551L BERRY EDGE (47)(S) M Dods 9 7.............................C Beasley 80 6 (6) 0L61 LIBERATED LAD (12)(A,G)(P,T) I Williams 9 2.... B Curtis 77 7 (7) 6051 HELLENISTA (27)(D,G) T Easterby 8 12.................D Allan 77 Star Betting: 9-4 Haveyoumissedme, 7-2 Hellenista, 4 Liberated Lad, 7 Berry Edge, 8 Doctor Parnassus, 10 Others 3.40 JUVENILE HURDLE (GBB RACE) Cl 4 (10 flights) 3YO 2m 2f (12 Run) £4,357 1 4221 FRED BEAR (27)(G) Miss S West 11 5.................... M Goldstein 114 2 0 AGGAGIO (F21) G L Moore 10 12........................ Joshua Moore 54 3 BABAJAN (F93) A Murphy 10 12.................................. J Quinlan — 4 0 BUSINESS FLIGHT (18)(T*) G Brown 10 12.... Paul O’Brien (3) 48 5 EPIC PASS (F21) B Barr 10 12.................................P Cowley (3) — 6 IMPULSIVE ONE (F94)(H*,T*) N Henderson 10 12.......J Bowen — 7 4 PREY FOR GLORY (27) D P Quinn 10 12.................T J O’Brien 66 8 55 SIR TAWEEL (14)(H*) N King 10 12........................ Bryony Frost 67 9 P4 TARA ITI (14)(H*) G L Moore 10 12........................Jamie Moore 77 10 1 THE YELLOW MINI (14)(D,G)(P) M Wigham 10 12..........G Sheehan ★124 11 0P BABY SHAM (27) Seamus Mullins 10 5...................A Thorne (5) 94 12 45 DARK MOTIVE (18) J Snowden 10 5........................Page Fuller 97 Star Betting: 11-4 The Yellow Mini, 3 Fred Bear, 7-2 Impulsive One, 6 Aggagio, 12 Dark Motive, Babajan, 14 others. 2020: Peat Moss 10 12, David Noonan 11-1 (N Hawke), 8 ran. 4.10 HANDICAP HURDLE Cl 5 (12 flights) 2m 4f 114yds (14 run) £2,832 1 L630 ONE HANDSOME DUDE (11)(CD,G)(P,T) A West 6 11 12............ ..........................................................................................L Edwards 102 2 -6LL TOP MAN (54)(CD,S) C Gordon 7 11 12........................T Cannon 101 3 402- IMPHAL (F22)(BF)(P) G L Moore 7 11 10..........Joshua Moore ★110 4 3U41 BAGAN (15)(D,G)(B) Seamus Mullins 7 11 8.............. K Jones (3) 98 5 0P-P MY BOY JAMES (82) Mrs L Mongan 9 11 5......N F Houlihan (5) — 6 155- JUMPING CATS (168)(BF,A) G L Moore 6 11 2..... Jamie Moore 107 7 5113 ANDAPA (31)(BF,G)(P) M Roberts 7 11 1................... T J O’Brien 104 8 650- SIXTIES SECRET (168)(CD,C,G) Miss S West 6 10 13...........M Goldstein 104 9 P-0U JUMPING JACK (F42)(C,G)(P) P Butler 7 10 9....... A Thorne (5) 102 10 -120 KILCHREEST MOON (66)(BF,G) Henry Oliver 10 10 8....................... N Scholfield 105 11 P6P3 STRIKE THE FLINT (14)(G)(B) Miss Suzy Smith 7 10 0........... H Bannister 102 12 6-LF WATCHMAN (67)(T) Mrs N Evans 7 10 0.....................J Dixon (5) 105 13 -053 MR YEATS (62)(P) M Harris 4 10 0.........................M Bastyan (3) 108 14 -PLL BULLSEMPIRE (11)(G)(B,E*) C Hobson 8 10 0...........Tabitha Worsley (5) 35 LONG HANDICAP: Mr Yeats 9-12, Bullsempire 9-10. Star Betting: 4 Imphal, 9-2 Bagan, 5 Jumping Cats, 7 Andapa, 8 Kilchreest Moon, 10 Top Man, 12 One Handsome Dude, Strike The Flint, Sixties Secret, 14 others. 2020: Sixties Secret 5 11 0, Niall Houlihan(7) 17-2 (Miss S West), 12 ran. 4.40 NOVICES’ HANDICAP CHASE Cl 5 (14 fences) 2m 4f (6 Run) £3,050 1 2142 AIR HAIR LAIR (27)(BF,G) Miss S West 5 11 12..... M Goldstein 91 2 63-2 VALENTINE’S TURF (118) Christian Williams 6 11 11. A Wedge — 3 0243 OUTLAW JACK (11)(G)(B*,T) J Farrelly 9 11 9..........B J Powell — 4 454L GAME IN THE PARK (15)(H,T) N King 8 10 12...........J Quinlan 94 5 4205 HOLD ME TIGHT (18)(T) P Gundry 7 10 12.......... N Scholfield ★99 6 /F00 PIRATE SAM (54)(H) D Bridgwater 6 10 12.......... M Bastyan (3) 85 Star Betting: 2 Air Hair Lair, 5-2 Valentine’s Turf, 4 Outlaw Jack, 7 Hold Me Tight, Game In The Park, 16 Pirate Sam. 2020: Captain Speaking 5 11 10, Joshua Moore 11-4 Fav (N Littmoden), 8 ran. 5.10 OPEN NH FLAT RACE (GBB RACE) Class 5 2m 2f (5 runners) £2,178 1 P-31 STRENSHAM COURT (15)(G) S Drinkwater 6 11 7.................... ...................................................................................D Burton (5) ★105 2 00- NOAHTHIRTYTWORED (174) A West 5 11 0........ Jamie Moore 83 3 HARPTREE HILL N Mulholland 4 10 12......................... S Bowen — 4 2L SISTER SOPHIE (49) Christian Williams 5 10 7............. A Wedge 104 5 06 TRIPTOTHECITY (15) N King 4 10 5.......................Bryony Frost 37 Star Betting: 4-6 Strensham Court, 3 Sister Sophie, 4 Harptree Hill, 33 Triptothecity, Noahthirtytwored. 2020: On My Command 4 10 5, Jack Quinlan 10-3 Fav (A Murphy), 7 ran.

38 DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 racing Rely on Aunty with Jonathan hot dogs Hobbs COOLAVANNY AUNTY (4.48) can build on an impressive victory in last week’s heats by winning the third semi-final of the Stadium Bookmakers Empress Stakes over 500m at Towcester today, live on SportyStuff TV/RPGTV. Angela Harrison’s bitch caught leader Droopys Aoife to catch the eye big-time and might prove too strong for likely leader Droopys Samantha (Kevin Hutton) in a crackerjack contest which also includes Aunty’s trackmate Bellmore Sally (Jimmy Fenwick). The other semi-finals can go to David Mullins’ Ballymac Trend (4.08) over another Harrison runner, Coolavanny Bani, in the first semi, and the evergreen Gemma Evans-trained Droopys Aoife (4.28) in the second semi. Biggest race of the day is the 75th Two Year Old Produce Stakes Final at Swindon on Sky Sports Racing where Seamus Cahill’s Pocket Lola (8.46) gets a narrow vote to grab gold. ■ In association with www.towcester-racecourse.co. uk – home of the Star Sports and TRC Events & Leisure English Greyhound Derby. See website for racing and concert bookings and further details. REDHOTBOOKIEBASHER SUPERBWINNERSMONTHAFTERMONTH FROMMYWELCONECTEDCONTACTS BIGWINNINGDAY>LINEDUPTODAY Cal09061749389 Lineupdatesat 10amand4pmdaily Linesupdatedat10am&4pmdaily.Calswilcost£1.50perminuteplusyourtelephonecompany’snetworkaccess charge.SP:Spoke.Helpdesk03332023390.BookieBashermaycontactyoubySMSwithofers-Tooptinto receivingadviceandinformationtextBBYESsendto84902(networkchargeonlyapplies) SS1ST Urban biff VIOLET TO TROUNCE HAMILTON RIVALS Oisin Murphy is determined to retain his flat jockeys’ title and he can add another victory to his haul aboard URBAN VIOLET (2.20, nap) in the feature fillies’ handicap at Hamilton Park today. Both of her career victories have come on a soft surface so her recent runs off marks in the mid 80s on good ground have seen her tapped for toe when those races have moved into over-drive. Back down to a handicap mark of 82 and with plenty of rain forecast, she may be able to see off the lightly raced Alpha Cru and land the best bet of the day. Set to return to the scene of his latest credible second 18 days ago, DOCTOR PARNASSUS (4.50) looks ready to lose his maiden tag at the ninth time of asking in the finale. Thought good enough to run in the class two Melrose Stakes at York, albeit a 66-1 shot, the David O’Meara-trained gelding ★ was just outpaced at the distance here last time out but finished well clear of the third home. A handicap mark of 74 looks highly realistic and I am sure connections will be massively disappointed if their charge cannot beat this small field. Veteran mare ECONOMIC CRISIS (3.50) will have her conditions in the 5f sprint. A winner or placed second on fully 13 BEST LONGSHOT A free-running sort on the flat, BABAJAN (3.40) could lead his rivals a merry dance on his hurdling debut at Plumpton. ★ NEXT WEEK Returning to the turf, GOLDEN BUGLE (3.27) looks an interesting play on Wednesday at Goodwood for the Gosdens. jacobs’ Five-time Naps Table champ Moorestyle’s best bets… occasions at the Glasgow track, she has once again been given a cracking chance by the handicapper off a handicap mark of 59. The 12-year-old showed the fire still burns brightly when a fine third at Musselburgh last month and a similar performance here should see her record an 18th career success at the main expense of Mews House and Angel Eyes. There is some cracking prize money on offer over the sticks at Plumpton and the £16,000-added handicap hurdle may go to recent Ludlow runner-up GLORY AND FORTUNE (2.40). A mistake at the second last probably cost him victory that day, but a clear round here off just a one pound higher mark should be good enough the take care of the likes of Leroy Leroy and course and distance winner Zuba. DOGON (3.10) can take advantage of the 3lbs he is set to receive from Romanor. While the best value bet on the card could come in the novices’ handicap chase in VALENTINE’S TURF (4.40, nb). FLYING FILLLY: Urban Violet can lead her rivals a merry dance this afternoon GOLD CUP BOSSED BY BIELSA ■■by DAVID YATES BIELSA was his own man to the end as he saved the bookies’ skins in the Virgin Bet Ayr Gold Cup. Punters made the Ed Walker-trained Great Ambassador the 3-1 market leader – in a field of 24 – to land the £77,310 first prize. And favourite backers were on good terms with themselves as Richard Kingscote’s mount moved with menace towards the far side in the six-furlong test. But they reckoned without Kevin Stott and Bielsa – like namesake Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United, without a victory in five attempts this season – who raced alone under the stands’ rail to record a two-and-a-quarter-length margin and give trainer Kevin Ryan a fifth triumph in the race. “We went out with the plan of going straight up that rail,” said the winning jockey. “It was fresh ground up there, so we thought, ‘Why not?’ “Getting him into the right rhythm is the key. “It was a bit hard to judge but, coming towards the line, I did have a quick look across to see if we were clear or not, ARMS ALOFT: Kevin Stott celebrates after Bielsa’s win in the Ayr Gold Cup and luckily we were a couple of lengths clear.” Ryan, previously successful with Advanced (2007), Our Jonathan (2011), Captain Ramius (2012) and Brando (2016), added: “They were all Group horses – and this is a Group horse.” In other action at Ayr, Hollie Doyle and Nazanin claimed a last-gasp victory in the Virgin Bet Firth of Clyde Fillies’ Stakes. A field of 14 juvenile fillies went to post for the Group Three contest, with the Archie Watson-trained Nazanin a 16-1 shot. Deep inside the final furlong, the main of the action took place on the far side of the track, with Canonized locked in battle with Hala Hala Athmani and Irish raider Head Mistress. But ploughing a lone furrow down the centre, Doyle and Nazanin finished with a flourish to get up and deny Canonized by a short head, with Hala Hala Athmani and Head Mistress close up in third and fourth respectively. Maydanny ran out a clear-cut winner of the Virgin Bet Doonside Cup. Impressive when landing the Golden Mile at Goodwood earlier in the summer, Mark Johnston’s charge had since disappointed in handicap company at York and in the Group Three Superior Mile at Haydock. Stepping up to a mile and a quarter for the first time, the 9-2 chance tracked the pacesetting The Flying Ginger for much of the way before pulling clear in the hands of Joe Fanning.

Pole’s in Bag for Pecco ■■MOTOGP PECCO Bagnaia is looking to continue his dominant form as he leads a Ducati Lenovo one-two at front of the grid for today’s MotoGP of Misano. Just a week after taking his maiden premier class win at Aragon, the Italian (below) set a new circuit record as he stormed to his second pole in a row at San Marino. Clocking a hot lap of 1 min 31.065secs with just over a minute to go, he saw off challenges from team-mate Jack Miller and championship leader Fabio Quartararo, who crashed on his final lap. Bagnaia said: “It didn’t feel like a perfect lap but I feel great with everything. “It’s the second weekend in a row that all the Ducatis are in front in qualifying. It’s great and it means more bikes in front of Fabio.” ZOE BURN Redding makes a splash ■■WORLD SUPERBIKES SCOTT Redding charged to victory while Jonathan Rea reclaimed the World Superbike Championship lead as the rain in Spain caused drama yesterday. Redding led a Ducati one-two-three at Aragon as he beat Axel Bassani on the Motocorsa Racing machine as his Aruba Ducati team-mate Michael Ruben Rinaldi took third. Championship leader Toprak Razgatlioglu got the best start but soon came under pressure from Rea’s Kawasaki as the pair swapped places. Razgatlioglu’s PATA Yamaha hit the front on lap 11 but technical problems forced him to pull out. Redding (above) 11th at the start, passed Rea with five laps remaining before taking the lead a lap later. He said: “I thought I could push a little more and I was able to catch them. “It just goes to show you never give up fighting.” ZOE BURN SS1ST boxing joshua v usyk totTenham hotSpur stadium ❱ saturday ❱ sky sports box office Mind over AJ’s smart attack ANTHONY JOSHUA is playing mind games ahead of his world title showdown with Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday. But far from trying to get inside his opponent’s head, AJ has been spending time shaping his own brain with some mind-bending training practices. The Brit puts his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles on the line against the former undisputed cruiserweight champion at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. And Joshua said: “During the pandemic, the basic necessities were perfect for me. “I learned that I like basic things, I don’t need a lot to make me happy. I also learned about the power of the brain. “Our brain is basically like plastic, forever changing, brain cells dying and developing new brain cells. “So you can actually train yourself and tell yourself who you are and who you’d like to be. “I’ve learned the power of deep practice. I am training on the edge to put in a defining performance on September 25 and beyond. “It’s all boxing-related because that’s what I dedicate myself to. “But it’s not just about training to get fit, it’s about training to get better and finding out who you are. “I have looked at the attributes, the feet positioning, the hand positioning, the feints, the controls, the defining performances, not the defining fights. You have to understand the difference. “The positive affirmations, deep practice, practising on the edge, being vulnerable. “All of these kind of things make a good fighter, it’s not just about being the big man. “You can see I’ve thrown myself into improving at a deeper level, because if it was just about being big then I’d go in OUT: Vince ■■by TOM HOPKINSON that ring and knock him out in the space of 20 seconds. “The first punch and every opponent should drop. “But what I realised over the years is that it’s not about that, it’s about angles, timing, setting punches up, concentration, understanding what’s coming back from and outclassing an opponent in all those departments. “If you follow your As, Bs and Cs, it leads to your KOs.” Part of his deep-digging routines saw Joshua sparring pretty much with one hand tied behind his back. He added: “I was only allowed to use my left hand. “It was really challenging against a southpaw who could do whatever he wanted, and that was hard. “It was deep practice but I could not use my size or power. Putting yourself in vulnerable situations brings the best out of you.” The smart money is on Joshua given his size and the fact that the talented Usyk is not a natural heavyweight. But there is no doubt about the Ukrainian’s technical ability. Joshua said: “He was the world champion in Baku, an Olympic gold medalist and we know the importance of amateur pedigree. “But I can fight, that is for sure.” DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 39 DEEP DIVE: Joshua vince: let’s be champs ■ JAMES VINCE challenged his Hampshire side to quickly pick themselves up and focus on clinching the County Championship title this week. After losing in yesterday’s T20 Blast semi-final, the skipper says his side must now aim to beat Lancashire in the four-day contest starting on Tuesday. Hants are gunning for their first County crown in 48 years, and only third ever, when they ■ CRICKET travel to Liverpool. But they do so after a defeat by Somerset in the 20-over game at Edgbaston. And England man Vince, whose team lost by two wickets as the West Country side chased down a 150 target, said: “It’s a deflated dressing room. “But we simply have to put this behind us as soon as possible and tomorrow will all CLASS: Usyk is in shape be about preparing our best for the County Championship again. “The different tournaments are coming thick and fast, and so are the massive games. “The guys are strong mentally and I have no doubt we will be ready to rise to the occasion. “We were not in the hunt for so much of the season but have left ourselves in a good position to get our hands on the trophy.” GARY FITZGERALD Joel out to finish on a high ■■EXCLUSIVE by JULIE STOTT JOEL THOMPSON is desperate to finish his St Helens career on a high because he’s so embarrassed by what he has produced so far. The Aussie back rower, 33 (below) has played virtually every game in Saints’ hunt for a third title in a row. But Thompson, who is cutting short his contract for family reasons, admits he wanted to be better. He said: “If I’m being totally honest I feel a little embarrassed with my playing ability and I’ve probably not produced my best. “My body has let me down a bit which probably highlights that it is a good time to retire.” Thompson says he needs to get his wife Amy and daughters Imogen and Isla back to Australia as soon as possible. But he’s praying coach Kristian Woolf will select him if Saints get to next month’s Grand Final. He said: “If we get to the final and Woolfy picks me it will be a dream ending. “But if I’m not in I’ll stay humble and do everything to support the team.” Thompson founded mental health charity The Mindset nine years ago and won a prestigious award in Australia for his community work. He said: “I have never shied away from the problems I’ve had in the past, feeling isolated and alone and turning to alcohol as a cover. “My wife helped me get help so it’s important for me to be honest about things as a way of helping others.” Agar the horrified ■■by JULIE STOTT Leeds boss Richard Agar is unhappy with the short turnaround between his side’s final league game and first play-off match. The Rhinos play Wigan in the opening eliminator on Thursday after facing Hull KR on Friday night. Agar said: “A six-day turnaround is disappointing for a play-off game. Every play-off game should be a mandatory seven days.” Hull KR, who finished sixth after losing to Leeds, play Warrington on Friday.

40 DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 Captain Ellis off to flyer ■■RUGBY UNION Leicester registered their first Premiership victory over Exeter for four years as Ellis Genge’s reign as club captain began in triumphant fashion. Genge (below) was at the helm for a 34-19 win against last season’s league runners-up at Welford Road. They registered five tries but the skipper wasn’t getting carried away. He said: “We have to iron out a few creases and we have to eradicate mistakes if we are serious about getting better.” Willi Heinz scored a try on his debut for Worcester as the Warriors beat London Irish 36-24. Northampton got their season off to a winning start over an injuryravaged Gloucester in a lively game at Franklin’s Gardens, winning 34-20. In the late game Sale and Bath played out a ding-dong clash with Sharks winning out 20-19. a black out New Zealand snatched South Africa’s world No.1 ranking and placed one hand on the Rugby Championship trophy after subjecting Argentina to a second successive thrashing within a week in Brisbane, beating them 36-13. That came after Australia beat South Africa 30-17. golf he’s our My world No.1 Rahm can inspire Ryder Cup glory padraig HARRINGTON EXCLUSIVE Ryder Cup skipper Padraig Harrington reckons Jon Rahm can be the new Seve Ballesteros. The European captain insists he has a strong all-round team of “ball-strikers” for this week’s clash at Whistling Straits and world No.1 Rahm will be his talisman in what he hopes will be a real 12-man attack. The Dubliner said: “Nobody wants it more than Jon Rahm, and he’s been incredible all year. The passion he has for this, I’m sure he’s pretty motivated. “Absolutely he can be a talisman. He is very much in the mould of the great Spanish players, of a Seve, he’s very passionate. “And he’s got the game to back it up. Clearly as the world No.1 he will be the one leading out on the golf course.” Harrington, plotting what ■■by BRIAN KEOGH would be just the fifth away win for Europe, refused to confirm that Rahm will be the man leading out Europe in Friday morning’s foursomes. “He will be leading on the golf course,” Harrington said. “I don’t know if that means playing first out. Probably not because of the fact I hate being predictable.” Harrington is playing his cards close to his chest and not even an all-Irish partnership between Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry is guaranteed. “You should know me at this stage, I a m in n o w a y SS1ST nostalgic,” he said of Lowry and McIlroy, who played amateur golf together and are now regular practice partners in Florida. “If it’s the right pairing, it will be played. Nothing outside of that. I don’t really go for that sort of stuff. “If it does happen, and there is a strong possibility that could happen, it’s not based on the fact that there’s a picture of the lads from 2007.” Harrington (left) has canvassed all 12 players about which team-mate is their preferred playing partner. And he even wanted to know who they do NOT want to be partnered with. “It could be as simple as a player saying, ‘I really don’t want the drama of playing with one of the bigger players’, or ‘I’d prefer a low-key partner’,” Harrington said. “If you go play with a Jon Rahm or a Rory there is an awful lot of pressure and focus on that. You can have a lowerkey match. “You’ve got to be realistic about these things, they are hard decisions, and we’ve seen mistakes like that made in the past, where guys are played from the same country. “Just because they’re from the same country doesn’t mean they have the same games, personalities. Myself and Luke Donald were a terrible duo in Wales. Terrible together. “But myself and Ross Fisher was a brilliant partnership because he literally thought I was infallible. What more could you ask for?” The USA are the clear favourites on paper with 10 of the world’s top 12 in their ranks but Harrington insists his troops have a point to prove. “If a computer was deciding the result of this tournament the Americans would win but it’s not a computer,” he said. “We certainly have a point to prove out there.”

seve! REIGN FROM SPAIN: Jon Rahm has got the spirit of Seve says Padraig Harrington It’s poulter-heist ■ IAN POULTER is ready to put the frighteners on a new generation of American stars at the Ryder Cup after seeing off the old guard of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. And Europe’s talisman has predicted more matchplay “shock results” to make a mockery of the world rankings against one of the strongest USA team ever. Poulter, 45, said: “This new team is a fresh challenge. They’re all in the top 20 or 21 in the world. This is a strong team. I don’t know if it is the strongest team on paper they’ve ever had. Eight in the ■ by NEIL McLEMAN world’s top 10. But it’s matchplay and any player on his day can beat any player. And that’s all we need. “Matchplay gives up some of the most incredible results that we’ve seen in any form of golf and we will see it again in a week’s time. You always see shock results. We never mind being the underdogs. “They have six rookies and there’s a different dynamic.” SCARY: Poulter SS1ST 43rd ryder cup whistling straits ❱ starts Friday ❱ sky sports europe Jon Rahm Age: 26 Caps: 1 (2018) Record: W1, L2, H0 Majors: 1 WR: 1 The US Open champion is the world No.1 and in great form Viktor Hovland Age: 23 Caps: 0 Majors: 0 WR: 13 The first Norwegian in the Ryder Cup sounds American but will be a star Tommy Fleetwood Age: 30 Caps: 1 Record: W4, L1, H0 Majors: 0 WR: 36 Refinding his form with second place in Italian Open Rory McIlroy Age: 32 Caps: 5 Record: W11 L9 H4 Majors: 4 WR: 15 Played every session in the last five Cups but not in great form Paul Casey Age: 44 Caps: 4 Record: W4 L3 H5 Majors: 0 WR: 23 Casey has the high ball flight and short game of a PGA Tour star Tyrrell Hatton Age: 29 Caps: 1 Record: W1 L2 H0 Majors: 0 WR: 19 Hatton has struggled with form – and his temper – since Abu Dhabi Lee Westwood Age: 48 Caps: 10 Record: W20 L18 H6 Majors: 0 WR: 34 Veteran will equal Sir Nick Faldo’s European record of 11 Cups Matt Fitzpatrick Age: 27 Caps: 1 Record: W0 L2 H0 Majors: 0 WR: 27 Suffered an unhappy debut in 2016. Has a great short game Bernd Wiesberger Age: 35 Caps: 0 Majors: 0 WR: 61 The Austrian held his nerve to qualify in the last event at the BMW PGA last week Ian Poulter Age: 45 Caps: 6 Record: W14 L6 H2 Majors: 0 WR: 49 The Postman is a superb putter and team talisman Sergio Garcia Age: 41 Caps: 9 Record: W22 L12 H7 Majors: 1 WR: 43 Europe’s record points scorer showed a welcome return to form Shane Lowry Age: 34 Caps: 0 Majors: 1 WR: 40 The Irishman is a big-time player and will love the blustery conditions usa Collin Morikawa Age: 24 Caps: 0 Majors: 2 WR: 3 The Open champion has battled a back injury since the Olympics in Tokyo Dustin Johnson Age: 37 Caps: 4 Record: W7 L9 H0 Majors: 2 WR: 2 The former world No.1 has the perfect game for Whistling Straits Bryson DeChambeau Age: 28 Caps: 1 Record: W0 L3 H0 Majors: 1 WR: 7 The longest driver on the PGA Tour has the length to dominate Brooks Koepka Age: 31 Caps: 2 Record: W4 L3 H1 Majors: 4 WR: 9 The four-time Major winner pulled out of Tour Championship injured Justin Thomas Age: 28 Caps: 1 Record: W4 L1 H0 Majors: 1 WR: 6 The USA’s top performer on his debut in 2018 Patrick Cantlay Age: 29 Caps: 0 Majors: 0 WR: 4 The form player on the planet after winning the last two events on the PGA Tour Jordan Spieth Age: 28 Caps: 3 Record: W7 L5 H2 Majors: 3 WR: 15 Former world No.1 will play his fourth consecutive Ryder Cup Tony Finau Age: 32 Caps: 1 Record: W2 L1 H0 Majors: 0 WR: 9 The only American wildcard to win a point in 2018 is a big hitter Xander Schauffele Age: 27 Caps: 0 Majors: 0 WR: 5 The Olympic champion looks set to combine with his close friend Patrick Cantlay Harris English Age: 32 Caps: 0 Majors: 0 WR: 11 Steady English is the second oldest player in the team. He is good on hard courses Daniel Berger Age: 28 Caps: 0 Majors: 0 WR: 16 Berger has been handed his debut as a rookie as a reward for his consistency Scottie Scheffler Age: 25 Caps: 0 Majors: 0 WR: 21 The biggest horses-forcourses pick. Scheffler is huge off the tee and makes birdies 2020 Captains PADRAIG HARRINGTON Steve Stricker 50......................... Age........................ 54 6......................... Caps ...................... 3 3........................Majors ....................0 W9 L13 H3.............. Record.............W9 L13 H3 Words by Neil McLeman DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 41 with Jason Bell No quarter given in first week The NFL always comes down to quarterback play and in week one it was an explosive start from some of the best players in the game. It was exciting, the matches were close and to see these offences already firing on all cylinders was amazing. To have four quarterbacks throwing for four or more touchdowns in week one is just unheard of. Who knew Jameis Winston was going to play like that for the Saints? Tom Brady, how is this guy still doing it at this level at his age? Then Kyler Murray and Russell Wilson, those guys just lit it up. Today we get to see Lamar Jackson’s Ravens take on Patrick Mahomes’ Chiefs in another big match up. I don’t have a lot of faith in the Ravens’ defence but Jackson (left) has shown he can carry a team on his back and lead them to victories. Football is won up front, in the trenches, with your big guys. That’s what the Philadelphia Eagles are good at and they showed that last week. Jalen Hurts is obviously the leader of that team, they’ve rallied behind him and he can make things happen. But because of that offensive line setting the standard, it gives them a chance. We’ll see if they can hold up against San Francisco’s defensive attack, which has to show they’re a strength of this team. The Dallas Cowboys are under pressure as they face the Chargers having lost last week. Dak Prescott played really well in the opener, his offence is good, but this Chargers defence is going to be really hard to handle. On the other side of the ball, Justin Herbert can expose the defence of the Cowboys because both their defensive ends are out. I’m looking for the Chargers to win and this might be panic mode time for the Cowboys starting 0-2. your star to watch Justin Herbert (LA Chargers) He’s lighting it up at the moment and against the Dallas Cowboys with Prescott under centre we should see fireworks from both sides in what already feels an important game.

42 DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 SS1ST Jeremy chief sports writer RETURN OF THE MAC: The European ace will be hoping to hit fine form in what will be his sixth Ryder Cup cross @CROSSYDAILYSTAR Eur old news Rahm ousts Rory as the main man RORY McILROY will be heading to the Ryder Cup this week thinking he’s the talisman for Europe. But the Northern Irishman would be wrong because there is a new sheriff in town – and his name is Jon Rahm. McIlroy used to be what Rahm is now – the world No.1 and flag bearer for the European team heading into what has become one of the greatest shows on turf. But when P a d r a i g Harrington’s men tee off at Whistling Straits on Friday the player Europe will look to won’t be McIlroy, or even Ian Poulter or Sergio Garcia for that matter. Rahm is the best player on the planet and Harrington will rely on him most to perform and inspire if Europe are to retain the trophy they won in Paris three years ago. It might only be R a h m ’ s second appearance b u t h i s progression since his debut in the French capital in 2018 has been so meteoric and impressive that he has overtaken McIlroy when it comes to their respective standings in the game. McIlroy has won just one tournament since November 2019 and not landed a Major since 2014. His world ranking has slipped to 15th and nine of his opponents in Team USA are now ranked above him. Rahm, meanwhile, sits above everyone else and is also the reigning US Open champion, making him Harrington’s ace in Wisconsin. It’s a golfing proposition deemed unthinkable in recent times but Europe will now revolve around Rahm (left) instead of McIlroy – and look to the Spaniard when it comes to attempting to beat Steve Stricker’s favourites. It will be interesting to see how the four-time Major winner responds to not being top dog. Will it inspire him to find his best game? Or will it see him feeling like a spare part on golf’s greatest stage? Make no mistake, Europe need McIlroy like never before because on his day he can make mincemeat of anyone he’s pitted against. We’ve seen this play out before. And while Team USA look too powerful and strong for Europe, Stricker does have issues to contend with. Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka famously do not see eye-to-eye, while the latter appears disinterested in even being part of the competition. There are cracks in the host side Europe can look to exploit and it would be foolish to predict a home win. But what we do know is that if Harrington and his stars are to return home across the Atlantic with the trophy and what would be Europe’s 10th win in the last 13 Ryder Cups, then it will be Rahm who has been the star of the show. emma raducanu She’s been lapping up her stunning US Open triumph and adjusting to life never being the same again. But for all the right reasons. Long may it continue. thomas tuchel It’s emerged the Chelsea manager bought his housekeeper a villa and paid for her son to have a heart operation during his time in charge of PSG. A class act all around. McLAREN One of the finest names in British sport were back on top at the Italian GP at Monza with a famous one-two. good week bad week TOTTENHAM After years of putting them to the sword on the pitch, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry took the mickey out of them while on French TV, claiming he didn’t know who they are. Steve bruce Lost at Manchester United on the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford then drew at home to Leeds on Friday, leading for yet more calls for him to be sacked as Newcastle boss. Tough given the situation there. WAYNE ROONEY Derby going into administration due to huge debts is a worrying sign for clubs post-Covid, and this leaves Rooney’s future in the air as well. Solskjaer must avoid a Hammer blow OLE Gunnar Solskjaer facing David Moyes today could not come at a worse time. The Manchester United boss (left) rightly got some stick for their defeat to Young Boys in the first Champions League group game. And, such is life as United boss, one loss seems to represent a mini-crisis. But two defeats on the spin – especially if the second one were to come against Moyes – would really pile on the pressure. This might sound disrespectful to Moyes, but it’s not meant to. Let BAD BLOOD: Koepka (left) and DeChambeau will have to put their differences aside me be clear, He has done an incredible job in turning the Hammers into a genuine force in English football. But he only lasted 10 months as United boss after it became clear the job was too big for him. Solskjaer, with all the tools at his disposal, is expected to get the better of someone who tried his job but failed at it – no matter the strength of the opposition. And if the United boss happens to think the stick he got in midweek was bad, he will need to think again with defeat today.

exclusive my brain tumour BRAVE: Dominic Matteo faces a daily struggle battle is not over says Dominic Matteo Dominic Matteo is still fighting a daily battle almost two years on from the shock brain tumour diagnosis that changed his life. In November 2019, the ex-Liverpool, Leeds United and Scotland defender was rushed in for a seven-hour operation after a routine check-up led to a brain scan and the discovery of a large malignant mass. Recalling those dark days, he said: “I went from working to collapsing in a heap, that quickly. I really shouldn’t be here. I was scared, I didn’t know what was going on. “The day earlier I was working on TV and then the next day I was fighting for my life and I didn’t know why.” That life-saving surgery was followed by the devastating news that Matteo was just one of two people in Europe with an incredibly rare form of brain cancer called anaplastic ependymoma. And, while his short-term prospects were improved by ■■by DAVID LYNCH going under the knife, his fight with the disease is far from over. He said: “I still can’t read and write and I can’t drive – I can’t do too much at the minute. “But it doesn’t stop me doing anything, I can still talk. It’s like being a child again but obviously having people around you who have been through it and tell you how to get past it and different ways to live your life, that helps.” Indeed, Matteo’s struggles with cancer haven’t prevented him from forming a charity aimed at helping the less fortunate, including those suffering with similar health issues. The idea came about as a result of meeting Dave Bolton, a brain tumour sufferer who is seven years on from a diagnosis that typically comes with a 12 to 18-month life expectancy. A former police officer and kickboxing world champion, Bolton not only helped Matteo come to terms with his cancer fight but also inspired him to SS1ST help others. Of their friendship, Matteo said: “I think we came together for a reason. “When you meet somebody for the first time, it’s sometimes hard to get an impression straight away, but with me and Dave we connected. “We don’t mind talking about tough situations. If we can help other people through it, that helps us. “When they say all the facts about how long you’ve got to live, me and Dave don’t listen to them. I don’t believe in that and Dave is similar. “We do have bad days, we all do, but we’ve got coping mechanisms now. “We’ll never be out of treatment, me and Dave, unless some miracle cure comes about, which I believe might happen – they sorted Covid out pretty quickly didn’t they?” The pair’s Ahead of the Game Foundation was launched last week at a golf day held at Caldy Golf Club which involved Robbie Fowler, Paul Dickov, John Aldridge and Micky Gray. Matteo and Bolton are now hopinge to use the £25,349.86 raised to address the fact that, despite brain tumours being the deadliest cancer in those under 40, research into their treatment r e m a i n s criminally underfunded. Matteo, 47 (right) also gets a kick out of giving back to others. He added: “Helping people is one of my passions and always has been. “If we can help a few people and help ourselves along the way, that’s what life’s all about.” STYLE: Pep and Gareth DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 43 MAN CITY boss Pep Guardiola’s next opponent reckons it’s the Spaniard’s humility which sets him apart. Wycombe’s Gareth Ainsworth will go face to face with the former Barcelona boss in a real David against Goliath Carabao Cup third-round contest at the Etihad on Tuesday. And the Chairboys chief cannot wait to meet him. Ainsworth said: “I admire Pep Guardiola because he’s a real realist. He’s a fantastic manager and a fantastic realist. “For managers lower down who don’t have the resources he has it is nice to hear him say, ‘We played well today but I thank my owners and fans to enable me to bring in the best players’. “He always says that. He’s so humble. He never says, ‘This is me’ – he always credits others. “That is such a big strength of Pep and one I admire and one I aspire to. “It’s refreshing because there are a lot of people who are all about self-preservation. “But the strength of Pep is he credits everyone around him and I admire that. It Gareth loves Pep’s humble nature ■■by IAN BAKER will be an honour to stand alongside him on the touchline.” Ainsworth appears to have similar values and is respected in the football community having been in charge of Wycombe for nine years. The Adams Park boss, famed for his love of music and rock ’n roll attire, said: “I’m very comfortable in my own skin and where I am at Wycombe Wanderers. “In the early days the humility might not have been as much as now. You have to find yourself. You are always maturing. “If I can have any characteristics like the humility of Pep I’m very happy that people are noticing that. But that’s me as a person. “It will be my first time talking to Pep. And maybe I can’t go unnoticed with my hair! “I won’t take it lightly. I felt a very lucky boy as a player to play against the Arsenals and Man Citys and the top teams in the country. “I wanted to grab it with everything I’ve got. People may say you should be super confident or arrogant. But I’d rather be me. “I won’t be overawed. That stopped happening after I met Slash from Guns N’ Roses!”

44 DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 Lautaro blow for clubs ■■by TOM HOPKINSON ARSENAL and Tottenham’s hopes of landing Lautaro Martinez have suffered a blow after he agreed a new deal in principle with Inter Milan which won’t contain a release clause. Both clubs looked to sign the striker in the summer but the Italians blocked his exit after agreeing to sell Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea. They have continued to keep tabs on the Argentina star but they will know the fact there is no release clause in the proposed contract means Inter will have a very strong hand in any future negotiations. Martinez, 24 (above) had just two years left to run on his contract at the San Siro in the summer, opening the door to interest. He was valued at around £55million in the summer but that figure will rise. Cooper talks are ongoing ■■by TOM HOPKINSON NOTTINGHAM FOREST remain in talks with Steve Cooper and Swansea as they look to appointment Chris Hughton’s replacement at the City Ground. Cooper, 41 (below) left the Welsh outfit by mutual consent in the summer after two years in charge. But the Swans are still paying him on a contract which runs until next summer and, because of that, will be due some compensation from their Championship rivals should he be appointed. Forest sacked Hughton on Thursday after going seven games without a league win at the start of the season and another poor defeat at home to Middlesbrough on Wednesday night. Cooper was immediately installed as the bookies’ favourite for the City Ground job and a deal seems to be moving closer. SS1ST premier league big ed is Thomas needs Mendy to relax THOMAS TUCHEL admits Edouard Mendy’s superb form in the Chelsea goal is a cause for concern. Not because the Blues boss would prefer his Senegal keeper to be letting them in rather than keeping them out. No, his gripe is that Mendy making four or five spectacular stops every 90 minutes is simply too many for a top defence like Chelsea’s. The ex-Rennes ace, 29, has conceded just twice during the Champions League holders’ sixgame unbeaten start to the new campaign. However, ahead of today’s trip to Tottenham, Tuchel claimed the fact Mendy has been so busy of late is bad news. The German, whose team were second on goal difference coming into the weekend, said: “I don’t like it too much when he is in the spotlight. “I like it more when he gets the praise from us for, like, one-anda-half saves, and for being concentrated – and pushing the line up high and clearing some situations as a sweeper. “And, maybe, to the spectators in the stadium, he’s more or less invisible! Then, I’m super happy. Then I know we did not allow many chances. “On the one hand, once your goalkeeper is too much in the spotlight, as he was in the last games, it’s not the most satisfying of feelings for a coach “On the other hand it is, ■■by HARRY PRATT because we can rely on him. He’s an outstanding guy, a fantastic personality, super humble, super calm. “His development from the first day is simply outstanding. Every top team needs a top goalkeeper, and we have one.” With Harry Kane, who Tuchel rates as among the world’s SUPER HAPPY: Thomas Tuchel deadliest finishers, leading the Spurs line this afternoon, Mendy will have to be at his best to secure a fifth shut-out this term. “We have to accept at the moment things are not too easy,” added the Blues supremo. “I even like this because it sharpens our mentality – in being relentless and fighting. “I like these tough matches and moments. It’s a good part of the season to struggle. “It’s better than having everything in place and, then, suddenly, in November, December not knowing what’s going on.” If still a little too suspect at the back for taskmaster Tuchel’s liking, surely watching Chelsea smash in TEN goals in the last five games has impressed him. After all, in their final five outings of 2020-21 – before Romelu Lukaku’s £97.5million summer arrival from Inter Milan – they scored just four times. Well, Tuchel is reasonably content with the figures up front – although he would like Mason Mount and his other playmakers to support the prolific Belgium hitman by finding the target more frequently. The ex-Paris Saint-Germain boss said: “Absolutely. We want them in positions to constantly score. “You want everything, but you can’t always have everything.” Anderton: Nuno the right ■ Nuno Espirito Santo will soon prove the doubters wrong at Tottenham. The Portuguese was drafted in this summer following a four-year stint with Wolves. His appointment raised some eyebrows among the North London faithful but not with former Spurs favourite Darren Anderton. Nuno (left) won his first three games in charge before ■ EXCLUSIVE by ALEX WOOD Spurs suffered a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace last weekend. Anderton (right) who made more than 350 appearances for Tottenham, says Nuno, 47, will make his mark. “I’m excited to see what he can do, if he’s given time,” he said. “Under Jose Mourinho, it was disappointing. Going from watching excellent football and being involved in great matches to being a ‘Mourinho team’. It was dire to watch and that’s okay if you win trophies and win matches – but that wasn’t happening either. “Nuno was such an important appointment and Spurs got a lot of stick for how long it took. “But they did the right thing in taking their time and they got the right man. “People say that he wasn’t first choice, but he is a top manager. I love what he did at Wolves and the way that his teams played football. “The players he brought into

tottenham v chelsea tottenham hotspur stadium ❱ today, KO 4.30pm ❱ SKY SPORTS tu busy ★ Oliver Skipp is in line for a bumper new deal to reflect his first-team status. The midfielder, 21, has broken into Nuno Espirito Santo’s side at Spurs after his impressive loan spell at Norwich last season. And the club are keen to reward his progress with new terms on a contract that runs until 2024. Skipp has started all four of his side’s Prem games this season. MEND YOUR WAYS: Edouard Mendy has been busy in goal man for job Wolves were when it comes outstanding. I really to all-round play. do believe in his “Kane is better judgment when it overall but comes to players and Lukaku’s strength his ability as a coach.” is astonishing,” Romelu Lukaku and he added. Harry Kane will face ★ Anderton was off today and speaking to My Betting Anderton has hailed Sites the former Inter Milan ace, but reckons Kane has the edge SS1ST Reguilon has founddrive SERGIO REGUILON is banking on a spot of debut deja-vu reigniting Tottenham’s spluttering season. The ex-Real Madrid defender’s first appearance for the North London outfit this time last year was a successful one – as he helped them to beat bitter-rivals Chelsea in the League Cup. That sparked a superb run of form which took Spurs to Wembley in the same competition and, briefly, to the top of the league – before the wheels completely came off and Jose Mourinho was sacked. Now, after their perfect threegame start to the new Premier League campaign was brought to a halt by Crystal Palace last weekend, Tottenham host the high-flying Blues again. And, according to Reguilon, today’s derby date – in front of a 68,000 capacity crowd – is the ideal chance for Nuno Espirito Santo’s outfit to restore belief. The Spain international, 24, said: “We know that if we win, it would be an important victory. “Chelsea are playing very good football. They are the Champions League winners. They are doing a lot of good things – we know it will ■■by HARRY PRATT POWER SERG: Reguilon has his eyes on the prize be difficult. But we are in our stadium, with our fans, our people.” Recalling his rollercoaster first clash against the Blues, Reguilon admits he was at fault for the visitors’ opening goal before assisting Eric Lamela (below). Mourinho’s side progressed via a penalty shoot-out on a great night that promised great things. Reguilon’s Premier League debut a week later was the 6-1 romp at Manchester United. Yet that all proved a false dawn – for Spurs and their new arrival from Madrid. Reguilon, with six Spanish caps, said: “Last year was difficult for me. Because of Covid, I was alone over here, without my family. “The club… we started very, very good but in the end the team went down. We arrived in December in the top two, maybe at the top of the league – and we wanted to finish in the Champions League. “But after Christmas the results were not good and the mentality was negative. We’re trying to make sure the same does not happen this year.” Reguilon’s adaptation to Spurs was helped by playing cricket with Dele Alli, Gareth Bale, Joe Hart and others in the gym. And he said: “Sorry, but I didn’t understand this sport. “All the players watch it on TV and I was, like, ‘What’s that?’ “I knew baseball but this? Three sticks there, what’s that? “Now, after months, it makes sense, finally.” DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 45 Pep so ‘sorry’ for dud From Back Page the touchline. I can’t move. What we have to do is play better for the people who come here to stay with the team they love. “When the game isn’t good I feel bad for them. At the end they come to see a show. “That’s why I am in this business. So I feel a bit guilty because we didn’t play good.” Guardiola has been shocked by the fall-out from the episode and had even hinted he would quit if the City faithful aren’t happy with him. And his miserable week was completed when Raheem Sterling had a last-minute goal disallowed for offside. He added: “Right now I don’t understand this subject, asking me about what happened. “What I said is, ‘Guys come together for the next game’, the same as I say now, ‘Please come on Tuesday against Wycombe, the Carabao Cup, please come to be with us’. So thank you for coming.” MAN CITY 0 SAINTS 0: RESULT! Pages 2-3 Rooney won’t be a quitter From Back Page because the players had no information, they’ve seen it on Sky as well. “Today was a game where I wasn’t really that interested in the result, more the players showing character and showing the fans they care. “I was thinking, ‘How am I going to address the players and more importantly the staff?’ “I’ve seen it at other clubs. Staff will lose jobs, mortgages to pay. It’s heart-breaking really.” Derby did register their first home victory this season. The supporters called for Morris to leave the club – but he has twice failed to bring takeover bids across the line in the last two years. Rooney revealed he has not spoken to the owner either and wants answers. He added: “It’s not ideal, still no contact with Mel. It has been very difficult. “I don’t know what it (points deduction) is going to be. I think it is 12, if there is more on top I don’t know. I hope not. My job is to rebuild from the football side of things, give it some pride and dignity.” DERBY 2 STOKE 1: RESULT! Page 15

46 DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 SS1ST premier league It’s UPBEAT: Pablo Fornals For-get Ron we have got Moyesie ■■by HARRY PRATT WEST HAM have a second coming of their own to rival Cristiano Ronaldo’s at Man United. That’s the view of Spanish ace Pablo Fornals as he hailed the spectacular impact of manager David Moyes. The Scot has enjoyed a sensational return into the Hammers hotseat, transforming the club from relegation candidates to Europa League qualifiers. All achieved in less than two seasons, which makes you wonder why West Ham ever let the ex-Manchester United boss go in the first place. Fornals, 25, was not around for that opening spell but only has to talk with team-mates who were to understand the extraordinary turnaround Moyes has sparked at the club – twice. Ahead of Ronaldo and United’s visit today, Fornals said: “We spoke about it. It was a similar moment. The team wasn’t too good, the gaffer came in and saved the team. “Now, in this second time, he has stayed with us and that’s why we’re where we are.” As for his take on Ronaldo, the ex-Villarreal man added: “When Cristiano was first at United I was a bit young – but it was amazing watching his free-kicks and how he played. “Obviously, he’s not the same player to his first period but he is Cristiano Ronaldo – and one of the best in the world.” Fornals scored the winner against Ronaldo’s Real Madrid while at Villarreal in 2018. But he refuses to take any personal credit for that success. He added: “I didn’t beat Cristiano. I didn’t play against him one on one. It would make my day if I could repeat that. “But I am not dreaming of the moment.” Solskjaer excited by stars OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER believes Manchester United have turned Old Trafford back into the Theatre of Dreams. But the United boss has promised that while the Reds’ fans are right to get excited about a team that includes Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes and Jadon Sancho, he will make sure that his players don’t let their fantastic start to the Premier League season turn into a nightmare. United travel to West Ham with 10 points from their opening four games – and are unbeaten on the road for a record 28 games. But while the supporters are riding high on a wave of optimism, Solskjaer warned that Tuesday BUZZ RIGHT HERE: Solskjaer admits United’s recruits have created excitement for fans ■■by SIMON MULLOCK night’s shock Champions League defeat at Young Boys in Switzerland was a wake-up call his squad must heed. He said: “I think that’s why we’re here at the biggest club in the world. “It is called the Theatre of Dreams for a reason, because if you don’t dream high then what are you there to support your team for? “That’s for the supporters. I’m grounded, the coaches are grounded. We know our expectations. We know we’ve got good players. “But we also know we’re in a competitive situation where every single game and every single training session counts, and we can’t take our eye off the ball and dream. “We can’t dream. We’ve got to keep plugging away at what we believe in. “But I think there must be a buzz and excitement about the place with the players we’ve got. “It’s up to us now to keep that form Viv Anderson expects Mason Greenwood to become even sharper in front of goal following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo. The Man United striker, 19 (right) became the fourth highest scoring teenager in the Premier League when he found the net against Wolves earlier this going. We know there are going to be ups and downs. All seasons have highs and lows. “We’ve had a low on Tuesday night and now we must bounce back from that.” While Ronaldo has hit the ground at full speed following his return to Manchester after 12 years, new £80million signing Sancho is yet to produce the form that prompted United to track him since his days at Manchester City’s academy. Sancho (left) has been substituted in each of the last three matches after starting the first two games from the bench. But Solskjaer insists he is delighted with how the England winger has settled – and that he has no doubts that he will come good. Solskjaer said: “He is learning all the time. In training as well, he is learning our training methods. “He is learning the Premier League. Of Mason’s Ron aid season with his 20th goal in 68 top-flight appearances. United legend Anderson said: “It’s an invaluable asset to be able to learn from Ronaldo every single day in training. “That has to rub off on a teenager still making his way in the game.” ★ Viv Anderson MBE is an ambassador for Play On Pro. See more at www.playonpro.net/football

west ham v man united the london stadium ❱ today, kO 2pm ❱ sky sports trafford but can’t afford to dream course, he knows the Champions League from his time at Dortmund. He is a young boy, he is only 21, and he will only improve. We signed him because we see a top forward for 10, 12, 15 years and I have not changed my mind on that. “He is so clean on the ball and he has got the enthusiasm to learn, and that is a big thing when you come to Man United.” Solskjaer is also encouraged by the start David de Gea (above) has made to the season after it seemed the Spanish keeper’s 10-year spell at the club was going to be ended by the emergence of Dean Henderson (right). But Henderson has been fighting for fitness after missing the Euros through injury and then contracting Covid-19 – and De Gea has grabbed the lifeline. TEDDY SHERINGHAM reckons Cristiano Ronaldo will be a force in the Premier League for years to come. The Portuguese superstar (left) was snapped up by Man United from Juventus last month, having left the club 12 years earlier. Despite being 36 years old, he penned a two-year deal with the option for a further Solskjaer said: “David has started really well. It has been very unfortunate for Dean that he has had Covid and illness, but he’s getting better. “He’s getting some games and will probably play more Under-23 games just to catch up from what he’s lost. “I am very pleased with David, his attitude and everything. “I am very happy with the goalkeeping department. “I am not going to say here whether I am going to keep David going or Dean is going to come in. “I think David has shown his qualities so, of course, it’s a decision to be made further along the line when Dean is 100 per cent again.” year. But Ronaldo has been hot off the mark and bagged a brace against Newcastle. He also scored the opener at Young Boys in the Champions League on Tuesday. Sheringham, who holds the record as the oldest outfield player to feature in a Premier League match at 40 years and 272 days, reckons the veteran forward will be able to SS1ST ole hairdyer for rio From Back Page brief spell and shouted to the referee. That was the aggravation of getting a few bad decisions against us. “But then Cristiano sat down, Bruno sat down. We know that there is only one man allowed in that technical area.” Ferdinand, in his role as a pundit with BT Sport, said after the game: “If I’m the manager, I’ve got to be honest, I’m telling him to sit maintain his form. “I think he can keep it up,” said the former United star. “Once you get past 36, with the ups and downs of the Premier League, it’s tough being kicked and getting yourself up for the next game. “But he knows what it’s all about and knows how to score a goal – he’s going to be all right. The main thing when down.” But Solskjaer has confirmed Ronaldo is in absolutely no doubt as to who is the boss at United. Solskjaer said: “That was just a spur-of-the-moment, should-have-been-sent-off, that No.35, Martins. “So I don’t have any problem with them showing some passion and then going back down. “It’s not like Ronaldo was coaching his players. No.” Veteran Cristiano a driving force says Teddy you get to 33 or 34 is to make sure that you’re not carrying any weight – and he’s definitely not doing that. “He’s also not had any major injuries and he’s still got the desire. “Those three things are massive if you want to carry on playing.” ★ Teddy Sheringham was speaking at Maurice Newman’s charity Golf Day in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. Visit www.gosh.org DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 47 STADIUM OF DE-LIGHT: The home fans are living the dream again at Old Trafford TOGETHER: Kely and Pele Pele still smiling despite setback ■■by Andy WILLIAMs Pele has revealed he is very well despite “a little step back” in his recovery after surgery to remove a tumour from his colon earlier this month. The three-time World Cup winner was expected to return home shortly after he left intensive care at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo on Tuesday. But after reports in Brazil on Friday stated that the 80-year-old was back in the ICU, his daughter sought to reassure the football community over his health before Pele also provided a social media update. He said on Instagram: “My friends, I am still recovering very well. Today I received visits from family members and I continue to smile every day. Thank you for all the love I get from you.” Hours earlier his daughter Kely Nascimento, one of his visitors on Friday, had revealed the latest on her father’s progress following the procedure. “There’s already a lot of anxiety roaming the world these days and we don’t want to be the reason for more,” she wrote on Instagram in a post which included a picture with her dad in hospital. “This photo was taken just now. He is wearing a vest because he is from Santos and the cold in SP bothers him! He is recovering well and within normal range. Promise! “He doesn’t like it when I say this so please don’t tell him but he is an O’Keefe (sic) gentleman. “The normal recovery scenario for a man of his age, after an operation like this, is sometimes two steps forward and one step back. “Yesterday (Thursday) he was tired and took a little step back. Today he took two forwards! I want to thank again, and always, the brilliant team here at Einstein and even more gratitude for all of the good energy that you are transmitting.” Pele revealed on September 6 a “suspicious lesion” had been detected during tests, prompting surgeons to operate, but vowed to tackle it “with a smile on my face”.

S1ST SS1ST rahm the new seve Ryder Cup preview special: See Pages 40-41 aj mind games Joshua v Usyk preview: See Page 39 ole gives old boy rio the hairdryer OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has told Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. The United boss has hit out at Ferdinand’s suggestion Cristiano Ronaldo should have been told to sit down after the substituted superstar jumped from the bench to venture into his technical area during the shock 2-1 Champions League defeat to Young Boys. Solskjaer has revealed ■■by SIMON MULLOCK both Ronaldo and team-mate Bruno Fernandes were protesting about a challenge by Young Boys midfielder Christopher Martins – and suggested Ferdinand (right) should get his facts right before offering his opinion. The Old Trafford supremo said: “Rio again, you know, sometimes he comments on things he doesn’t really know. “It should have been a yellow card for the boy when he brought down Nemanja Matic. “Both Bruno and Cristiano, as competitive as they are, suddenly I had them on my shoulder. “They were there for a Turn to Page 47 MAN IN CHARGE: Solskjaer says Ronaldo knows who is boss man city.....0 s’hampton.....0 STAYING PUT: Rooney Rooney: I’m not a quitter ■■by JANINE SELF WAYNE ROONEY last night insisted he will not walk away from the manager’s job at crisis club Derby. The Rams boss was kept in the dark over the decision to put the Championship outfit into administration – and only found out when he switched on his TV on Friday night. But after yesterday’s win at home over Stoke, Rooney said: “I’m committed to this club, committed to the group of players, committed to the staff. I care for them. “We will get through this for the better.” Rooney was as stunned as the fans when he discovered owner and chairman Mel Morris’ plans. County, who were already facing a nine-point deduction for previous financial matters, will now collect a 12-point penalty once the administrators are called in. Rooney added: “You can see the squad this morning was a bit flat Turn to Page 45 CAN’T SEE THE FANS: Guardiola yesterday free INSIDE YOUR 16-PAGE RESULT! PULLOUT Sorry not RESULT! Mighty Mo September 19th, 2021100% FOOTBALL ACTION, GOALS & STATS SALAH GETS SHIRTY... AS MANE HITS 9 IN ROW MATCH REPORT SEE PAGES 4-5 sorry! pep apology only for saints slip up PEP GUARDIOLA finally apologised to Man City fans – but only for a dire performance. Guardiola’s midweek demand that more supporters should turn up at The Etihad was answered by 50-odd thousand voices. But the champions could only grab a draw with Southampton and Guardiola said: “I said Published by Express Newspapers, a subsidiary company of Reach Plc, One Canada Square, London E14 5AP. 0208 612 7000. Outside UK +44(0) 208 612 7000. Printed by West Ferry Printers Ltd, Unit A&B Kimpton Road, Luton, LU2 0TA; JPIMedia Printing Ltd, Outgang Lane, Dinnington, Sheffield, S25 3QE; D C Thomson, 80 Kingsway East, Dundee DD4 8SL; Independent News & Media, 124-144 Royal Avenue, Belfast BT1 1EB. Bermont Impresion S.L Avenida de Alemania 12, 28821 Coslada, Madrid, Spain; Deposito Legal no. TO-394/96; T.F. Print SA, Tenerife; Westferry printers , Unit A & B , Kimpton Road, Luton LU2 OTA; EUROPRINTER SA Zone Aéropole, avenue Jean Mermoz,B 6041 GOSSELIES ■■by SIMON MULLOCK nothing wrong after Leipzig. “I only said we played an incredibly tough game and that it will be incredibly tough against Southampton. “I never complained about how many came or didn’t come. I have never done that in my life. I am grateful even if 85 or 100 people came. As always for me it doesn’t matter. I don’t run up and down Turn to Page 45 1234abcdefghijklpqrs*TUWWBDS Austria €2.50; Belgium €2.20; Bulgaria BGN 6; Canary Is €2.40; Cyprus Cyp €2.80; Denmark DKr25; Eire €1.30 France €2.90; Germany €3; Gibraltar £1.30; Greece €2.95; Italy €2.10; Luxembourg €1.60; Malta €2.70; Holland €2.30; Norway NKr 29; Portugal (Cont.) €2.40; Spain €2.40; Switzerland SFr 2.00; Turkey TL 10.25.

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2 Result! REID IT AND WEEP: Steven Super for Cooper as Forest get off mark hudd’fIEld 0 n forest 2 By IAN MURTAGH STEVE Cooper will inherit a winning team when he becomes Nottingham Forest’s 21st manager since relegation in 1999 this week. Lewis Grabban’s 150th league goal and Joe Lolley’s strike which went in off keeper Lee Nicholls earned Forest their first victory of the season, two days after Chris Hughton’s sacking. And after this surprisingly easy win, Cooper has to believe that rather than taking over a hopeless cause, he has a real platform to build on. Interim boss Steven Reid said: “There is happiness and joy at the result but sadness too. “If only this result had arrived a couple of games ago, we would not be in this situation. I made a few changes and thankfully we got the result we needed.” Grabban struck in the 22nd minute, meeting Brennan Johnson’s right-wing cross with a stunning diving header at the near post. Huddersfield didn’t threaten until the 27th minute when Harry Toffolo forced Brice Samba into a brave save at his feet. Forest stretched their lead in the 48th minute. Nicholls pushed away Ryan Yates’ 20-yard drive but, from a tight angle, Lolley’s shot deflected in for an own goal. “We started the game poorly and they scored from their first dangerous attack which made it very difficult for us,” said Town boss Carlos Corberan. “Forest were the better side.” huddersfield: Nicholls 6; Pearson 5 (Turton (46th) 6), Lees 7, Colwill 5; Thomas 5, Hogg 6, O’Brien 6, Toffolo 7; Sinani 5, Ward 5 (Odubeko (58th) 6), Koroma 6 (Holmes (58th) 6) nottingham forest: Samba 6; Worrall 7, Figueiredo 6, McKenna 6; Spence 7 (Richardson 79th), Yates 6, Garner 6, Lowe 6; Johnson 7 (Colback 79th), Grabban 7, Lolley 8 (Mighten (61st) 6) STAR MAN: Joe Lolley REF: C Kavanagh premier league match ratings Man City Ederson..................... 7 Walker....................... 6 Dias........................... 5 Ake............................ 6 Cancelo..................... 5 Gundogan.................. 5 Fernandinho............... 5 Bernardo.................... 6 Jesus......................... 5 Sterling...................... 5 Grealish...................... 5 SUBSTITUTES De Bruyne (for Fernandinho, 65th)........ 5 Mahrez (for Jesus, 67th)................. 5 Foden (for Bernardo, 72nd)............ 5 NEXT GAME v Wycombe (H).......Tues S’hampton McCarthy................... 7 Livramento................. 7 Stephens.................... 5 Bednarek.................... 7 Walker-Peters............. 7 Redmond................... 7 Ward-Prowse.............. 7 Romeu....................... 8 Elyounoussi................ 7 Adams....................... 6 A Armstrong............... 6 SUBSTITUTES Salisu (for Stephens, 37th)............ 6 Broja (for Adams, 68th)............... 5 Perraud (for Livramento, 86th).......... 5 NEXT GAME v Sheff Utd (A)........Tues REF: J MOSS STAR MAN Oriol Romeu match stats Man City S’hampton 1 Shots on target 2 8 Shots off target 2 7 Blocked shots 6 8 Corners 5 5 Fouls 12 4 Offsides 0 0 Yellow cards 2 0 Red cards 0 87.3 Passing success % 75.2 13 Tackles 21 76.9 Tackles won % 57.1 64 Possession % 36 SS1ST crowd Pep’s fans ■ CLOSE CALL: Raheem Sterling’s late effort is ruled out MANCHESTER City’s fans answered Pep Guardiola’s call to arms. It was his team that didn’t turn up. After Guardiola’s poorly thought out invitation for the City faithful to fill The Etihad, it was rocking as fans made their voices heard. The Catalan was sheepish after the champions produced a performance that suggested the head of the supporters’ club had a point when he told Guardiola to stick to coaching. City’s only effort on target came when Phil By Simon Mullock At The Etihad Foden’s last-minute header was brilliantly saved by Alex McCarthy. Raheem Sterling poked home the rebound to send the fans into a frenzy only for a VAR check to confirm the assistant referee’s belief the City striker was offside. Guardiola said: “We weren’t good in the build-up. We lost simple balls in our process. We weren’t clever today. It was a bit sloppy. “We didn’t not win because we didn’t have a centre-forward. It was because the process wasn’t enough to give them chances. “We had just one shot on target but there were blocks in the six-yard box. “But the reason we played like this was because we didn’t produce the process from the back four.” Defeat would have been cruel on Saints. Guardiola was right about one thing – Ralph Hasenhuttl’s visitors were a stubborn proposition. In fact, they will be wondering why they didn’t fly back to the south coast with three points. Southampton suffered their own VAR agony on the hour when referee Jon Moss awarded a penalty for Kyle Walker’s challenge on Adam Armstrong – only to change his mind after being summoned to the pitchside monitor. Hasenhuttl said: “We had the feeling it was not a clear wrong decision so the ref should not have overruled it. But he did and

teaser row a distraction for City it’s a pity for us because we have to accept it. “We know if we wanted to win we had to have the perfect day and tactically and football-wise it was nearly perfect. “To not get a penalty from the referee was not perfect. “When you play like we did in the second half and hear the crowd starting to boo, you know you’re doing something right. The only thing that was missing was the final punch. “We had some very good moments and we should have killed them off. That is the only ■JON YER BIKE: Moss shows Walker the red card criticism.” The first chant that greeted Guardiola and his team was, ‘We’re not really here’ at the start of a tough afternoon. For most of the first half it was the hosts who did a disappearing act as Southampton camped in City’s half. Eventually, a sweeping move involving Ilkay Gundogan, Sterling and Gabriel Jesus ended with Bernardo Silva sliding in just too late to convert the Brazilian striker’s cross. And Jesus’ crashing half-volley was then headed away by Jan Bednarek before Saints saw fellow SS1ST man city.....0 southAMPton....0 ■CAPTION: This is the caption style for result ta ■SCREEN TEST: Moss checks VAR monitor defender Jack Stephens limp off eight minutes before the half-time interval. But City didn’t improve after the break, a string of sloppy passes giving Saints encouragement that they could land a shock. Guardiola had seen enough before the hour and summoned Kevin De Bruyne from the bench to try to win the game. By the time the Belgian was stripped his task might have changed, with Moss having a change of heart about his red card for Walker’s vital challenge on Armstrong after the striker had ■WALK THE LINE: Kyle Walker is sent off initially for this challenge on Adam Armstrong tricked his way past Ruben Dias. Foden and Riyad Mahrez also came on but Southampton’s grip on the game only slipped briefly when Foden’s downward header was saved by McCarthy and Sterling turned the ball home only for the offside flag to kill the celebrations. Hasenhuttl said: “I was thinking, ‘That’s not fair, not now’. “I was hoping it was offside but the longer the VAR takes the more nervous you become thinking it could be a goal. “We deserved to get something, I thought.” Result! ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT: A less than full Etihad Guardiola has that empty feeling again as champs struggle verdict big-match by Jeremy Cross PERHAPS some people were sunbathing in their gardens at home. Perhaps others chose to make the most of the warm weather and have a barbecue. Perhaps Britain’s most expensive footballer Jack Grealish doesn’t tick all the boxes. Or perhaps those who chose not to go to The Etihad to watch Pep Guardiola’s side don’t have the wit to realise the fact they’ve never had it so good. Guardiola used his programme notes to offer an olive branch to supporters when he said: “It’s been a huge privilege and pleasure to be the Manchester City manager for every single one of those matches (300). “Thank you so much for your continued support. It means so much to me, the players and everyone working here.” Quite frankly Pep, the privilege is all ours. Since coming to work in English football the Spanish genius has won 10 trophies, including back-to-back titles and four League Cups on the spin. And he’s done so with a brand of football never seen here before. It has been brilliant and beautiful in equal measure. But no matter how great the product is Guardiola puts out, he still can’t walk out to a jam-packed stadium. His comments in the week caused a row with City supporters’ groups, who took exception to Guardiola’s calls for more fans to come to matches. Kevin Parker, general secretary of City’s official supporters’ club, said the 3 comments were “frustrating”. Frustrating? Imagine how frustrated Guardiola must feel having given the club the most successful period in their history, a £100million signing and 16 goals in three games before this one, but still not see his footballing home rammed to the rafters? Guardiola is right to call out fans and bring the issue to attention, because he deserves more respect than what he’s getting. Southampton might not be the biggest draw in town, but once again there were swathes of empty seats yesterday. At least those who bothered to turn up showed their love for Guardiola, taking just 70 seconds to break into a chorus of: “We’re glad all over, we’ve got Guardiola.” A call to arms of, “Stand up for the champions”, was also met with gusto. The same people chose to give Jack Stephens dogs’ abuse as he limped past them, having cheered when he fell to the turf with a torn hamstring. They have one of the best teams in the world but choose to behave like that. Go figure? It was just a shame Guardiola’s players didn’t have the same enthusiasm on the pitch as their fans had off it. Lacklustre from start to finish, they struggled to get out of first gear, leaving those who chose to give the game a miss looking like they made the right call. Guardiola’s men are going to have to do much better than this to stand a chance of having full houses – but let’s face it, even this might still not be enough.

4 Result! Top-six talk is a no-go for Mowbray’s youthful side TONY MOWBRAY refused to entertain talk of a promotion bid after Blackburn moved in to the top six with this stalemate. Rovers have lost only once this season and remain unbeaten away but they could not find the killer touch required to snatch victory at Oakwell. Mowbray took heart from his side’s display – even if he stopped short of backing them to push for a place in the Premier League. The Rovers boss said: “Don’t start us on that! We fell down that hole last year, talking about trying to get into the play-offs, barnsley0 blackburn0 By ROSS HEPPENSTALL so let’s just play the next game. Like Barnsley, who got into the play-offs last year, we’ve got a young, athletic team and who knows where it will go? “But I saw the flaws in their final pass and game knowledge at times.” Barnsley have now gone six games without a win under new boss Markus Schopp but even he was honest and said: “It was SS1ST not a good game from either side. I’m frustrated.” Clarke Oduor almost scored a wonder goal for the Tykes during the first half when he showed delightful skill to weave his way through the Rovers defence before being denied by Thomas Kaminski. Blackburn also fashioned a number of half-chances but in truth neither side showed the class needed to find the net. Ben Brereton Diaz went closest in the second half but was kept out by Bradley Collins. barnsley: Collins 7; Halme 6, Helik 7, Moon 7; Sibbick 6 (Hondermarck (46th) 6), Brittain 6, Gomes 6 (Adeboyejo (60th) 6), Styles 6; Odour 7, Iseka 6 (Frieser (46th) 6); Woodrow 6 blackburn: Kaminski 7; Nyambe 6, Lenihan 6, Ayala 7, Pickering 6; Travis 6, Buckley 6; Rothwell 6 (Edun (71st) 6), Poveda 5 (Clarkson (67th) 6), Dolan 6 (Kharda (67th) 6); Brereton Diaz 7 STAR MAN: Clarke Oduor REF: A Woolmer premier league He is on a KNOW YOUR FOOTIE? MAKE YOUR PREDICTIONS IN THE WKW 8-A-SIDE LEAGUE £5 ENTRY KICK OFF AT 7:45PM THIS WEDNESDAY Jurgen Klopp promised to keep on making full use of his squad after a much-changed Liverpool team earned a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace. The German made six changes to the starting XI that beat AC Milan 3-2 in midweek as the Reds returned to Premier League action at Anfield yesterday. Just one of those – Trent Alexander-Arnold’s absence through illness – was enforced but after seeing Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Naby Keita put Patrick Vieira’s side to the sword, Klopp insisted he will continue rotating as he sees fit. He said: “This Sunday- Wednesday-Saturday rhythm is the most tricky in the Premier League and we came through that now. “We had to do the changes, that was clear. The whole last line never played together and I think the midfield played only once together. “We want to line up the best possible team and that has different factors. Today it was rhythm or freshness and we decided for freshness, that’s how it is. “We will rotate, we always rotated, but the defence in the last years we couldn’t rotate really because there were always a maximum two fit and the third one was a midfielder. “In midfield, hopefully we have the numbers to do it. We need that because it is the engine room of the team.” Liverpool’s new-look backline didn’t look particularly watertight just two minutes in when Alisson was required to tip a looping Wilfried Zaha effort on to the post after the Eagles winger had snuck in behind. However, the hosts began to improve at the other end around the half-hour mark as Thiago Alcantara, Kostas Tsimikas, James Milner and Fabinho all struck before Diogo Jota produced a shocking miss following a saved header. And so it was no surprise when they went in front as Mane pounced on a Vicente Guaita save from Salah’s header, firing in to make it a record of scoring agains the Eagles in nine consecutive games. The half-time break offered a chance for Palace to reset and they reasserted themselves at the start of the second period. Conor Gallagher wasted a chance with a poor touch and Odsonne Edouard did exactly the same. Unfortunately for the visitors, the Super By David Lynch At Anfield punishment for those errors came with just over 10 minutes to go as Salah (right) volleyed in Virgil van Dijk’s flick-on from a corner. The hard-fought nature of the game until that point was neatly illustrated by Salah removing his shirt to celebrate. But there was still time for Keita to add further gloss to the scoreline with a

Mane 43, Salah78, Keita 90 a Mane mission Sad hits 9 in a row ■ SPECIAL K: Keita celebrates a rare goal for the Reds ■THE MANE ATTRACTION: Sadio puts another past Crystal Palace sumptuous volley. Klopp was under no illusions that his team had been in a battle and said: “I told the boys after the game that this was one of the most hard-fought 3-0 wins I ever saw, we had to give everything. “I’m really pleased because in a season, when you are Liverpool, you win football games – most of them. And when you win, usually you are really good or brilliant. Today we were not brilliant but we were good and accepted the battle Crystal Palace were here for. “That is why I am really happy about the result, really happy about the performance.” The fact that all three of Liverpool’s goals had come from corner situations was not lost on opposition manager Vieira. He said: “I think losing 3-0 is quite difficult and severe with the number of chances we created, the situations we SS1ST created. But I think we did poorly on defending set-pieces – you can’t concede three goals from set-pieces at Anfield if you want to take something from the game.” The Frenchman also felt aggrieved by some of the decisions that went against his team. He added: “I think when you come and play at a place like Anfield, a lot of the decisions will go their way. “That’s the way it is. I don’t know if it’s the way it should be but there were a couple of situations where I believe the decisions didn’t go our way.” liverpool..3 c palace.....0 match ratings Liverpool Alisson....................... 7 Milner........................ 6 Van Dijk...................... 7 Konate....................... 6 Tsimikas..................... 7 Fabinho...................... 7 Thiago........................ 6 Henderson.................. 7 Salah......................... 8 Jota........................... 6 Mane......................... 7 SUBSTITUTES Keita (for Thiago, 62nd)............... 7 Jones (for Jota, 76th)................... 6 Origi (for Henderson, 87th).......... 6 NEXT GAME v Norwich (A)..........Tues C Palace Guaita........................ 7 Ward.......................... 6 Guehi......................... 7 Andersen.................... 7 Mitchell...................... 7 Kouyate..................... 5 McArthur.................... 6 Gallagher.................... 7 Zaha.......................... 7 Benteke..................... 6 Ayew.......................... 6 SUBSTITUTES Edouard (for Benteke, 65th).............. 6 Riedewald (for McArthur, 65th)............. 6 Olise (for Kouyate, 81st).............. 7 NEXT GAME v Brighton (H)..... Sep 27 REF: A MADLEY STAR MAN Mo Salah match stats Liverpool C Palace 10 Shots on target 2 5 Shots off target 5 10 Blocked shots 6 10 Corners 5 17 Fouls 11 1 Offsides 3 3 Yellow cards 1 0 Red cards 0 84.3 Passing success % 76.5 22 Tackles 22 50 Tackles won % 59.1 60.8 Possession % 39.2 Result! CASHING IN: Salah volleys home his side’s second goal Mo is on the money as forward proves his worth to Reds verdict big-match by Andy Dunn FOR some reason this one seemed special, this one was worth a booking, this one was worth milking even when his team-mates had drifted away. And so Mo Salah stood, shirtless and encouraging the Anfield crowd’s acclaim. They did not disappoint. The roar for an emphatic close-range volley that put an end to Crystal Palace’s quest to draw level was loud and proud. But then so was the approval when, earlier, Salah chased back into his own penalty area to carry out successful defensive duties. Now that, rather than goal number 101 in the Premier League for Liverpool, was a collector’s item. And amidst all the contract talk, perhaps it was meant to be symbolic of his commitment to the club. Perhaps that is why the forward, 29, celebrated what was, after all, a fairly routine goal so wildly. Perhaps that is why the jersey came off. Or perhaps he just wanted to show off his physique, Cristiano Ronaldo-style, suggesting he can go on for as long as the Manchester United legend, 36. In that case, why not ask for Ronaldo-style money when discussing an extension to the deal that runs out at the end of next season? And if Liverpool have to break some sort of wage structure then surely they will have to bite the bullet. Again, this was not his most spectacular strike, far from it. But his lethal 5 opportunism came at a point when Palace were threatening to score an equaliser. They should have had one when substitute Odsonne Edouard was left alone in front of goal. But the former Celtic striker made a hash of matters and after Salah struck – to add to Sadio Mane’s first-half strike – Patrick Vieira’s side gave up. But Naby Keita’s out-of-the-blue hit still gave the scoreline a conviction that probably did not match Liverpool’s overall performance. When the Reds’ title chances are discussed, the standard negative point is that their squad does not have enough in-depth quality but this was another occasion that just about suggested otherwise. There was, for example, plenty to like about the belated debut of Ibrahima Konate. It helps, of course, to have Virgil van Dijk as a partner. And this was a backline that did not feature either Trent Alexander-Arnold or Andy Robertson. If Liverpool want to compete for the main domestic and European honours, they will need to turn what is already a knack of winning games without key players into a habit. And they will need to keep Salah fit and happy. As far as the discussions over a new contract are going, Salah is doing his talking on the field. And he is making a case for a salary that is up there with those enjoyed by the very highest earners in the game.

6 Result! Blackpool’s rocking after another scalp for Neil’s new boys NEIL Critchley insisted Blackpool will prove themselves a worthy Championship outfit – after a remarkable turnaround to their season. The Tangerines climbed out of the bottom three with an inspired comeback as Boro were booed off. It was a second win in eight days for Critchley’s outfit – following a win against Fulham – having lost four of their first five games back in the second tier following their promotion. The new boys are growing in confidence after muscular play from Marvin Ekpiteta and a Grant Hall (above) own goal cancelled out Marcus Tavernier’s disputed opener. Boss Critchley said: “Our aim is to stay in this division. “We can take heart from beating Fulham and Boro and our performances all season have merited more. Neil Warnock said we should have beaten Huddersfield as well in midweek. “We are not struggling, our performances show that. If we show spirit and togetherness we have the quality to be competitive in this division. “It’s two wins in three and we were fantastic, 1-0 down to a strong team like Boro and a crowd behind them. “We could easily have gone under but we took the game to them. “We passed the ball and believed. We had a bit for fortune with the second goal.” Tavernier lashed Boro m’brough 1 blackpool 2 By simon bird in front after eight minutes but it was controversial. Lee Peltier flicked on to Dael Fry who laid across goal for his team-mate to score from close range. Blackpool were angry and had a case to claim Fry was offside when Peltier touched the ball. Critchley said: “Their goal was offside. We had a complaint about that, and Neil will have some complaints about the ref too.” Ekpiteta collected Richard Keogh’s dink into the box and turned Fry to equalise. Alan Shearer would have admired such bustle in the box. “I have told him he is playing up front next week,” added Critchley. “He swivelled on a sixpence. A fantastic goal.” Boro were fuming about the free-kick which led to the goal when Tavernier fouled Keshi Anderson. Byt they only had themselves to blame for Blackpool’s winner – a hapless own goal from a Luke Garbutt corner which went in off defender Hall. Warnock said: “I thought we should have won it.” middlesbrough: Lumley 5; Dijksteel 6 (Jones (55th) 5), Hall 5, Fry 5, Peltier 7; Howson 6 (Ikpeazu 87th), Lea Siliki 6 (Payero 79th); Tavernier 7, Crooks 6, Hernandez 7; Sporar 6 blackpool: Maxwell 7; Sterling 6, Ekpiteta 7, Keogh 7, Garbutt 7; Bowler 7 (Gabriel 90th), Dougall 7, Wintle 6, Anderson 6; John-Jules 6 (Madine (71st) 6), Lavery 6 (Yates 86th) STAR MAN: Josh Bowler REF: D Webb SS1ST premier league MIKEL Arteta praised his young Gunners’ resilience against Burnley as they made it back-to-back wins. Martin Odegaard produced the game’s one moment of brilliance when he whipped home a free-kick to continue Arsenal’s recovery from their dreadful start. And Arteta was proud of the way his side stood up to Burnley’s physical threat to stretch their unbeaten league record at Turf Moor to 48 years. The Arsenal boss said: “It By David Anderson At Turf Moor builds confidence, trust and belief that you can go through difficult moments of games and still win. “It was a hard-fought victory at a really ■GAARD OF HONOUR: Martin Odegaard curls home the winner and is mobbed (below) tough place. You have to be ready for a fight here. “We have players who are not at their strength playing in this type of game but they did their best and we got the win. “I’m very proud of them defensively and I’m really pleased with the win.” Burnley felt they were wrongly denied a penalty when referee Anthony Taylor reversed his decision to award them a spotkick for Aaron Ramsdale’s challenge on MAKE SOMEONE 5 STAR RATED: AMAZON, FACEBOOK & REVIEWS.IO BBC DRAGONS DEN WINNER PERSONALISED FOOTBALL BOOKS YOUR CHOSEN NAME STARS FOR YOUR FAVOURITE TEAM ORDER TODAY & RECEIVE YOUR 10% DISCOUNT WWW.SPORTSSTARBOOKS.CO.UK/STARS USE CODE STARS IN BASKET. NORMALLY £24.99. WITH DISCOUNT £22.49 YOUR NUMBER YOUR team

burnley....0 arsenal....1 ❱ ODEGAARD 30 ARTETA’s ode to enJOY Martin stands tall as Dyche fumes over penalty call U-turn Matej Vydra. It was similar to the penalty Leeds’ Patrick Bamford won against Nick Pope at Elland Road in December – and boss Sean Dyche was bemused by Taylor’s decision. “Unfortunately that one went against us last year and this one doesn’t go for us, which is not a major surprise with our penalty record,” he said. “I must say the goalkeeper does get a touch on it – no question – and I have seen it back after the game. “You’ve got to question why is that a clear and obvious error if the referee has to go to the VAR screen.” Arsenal won with a performance that was workmanlike rather than wonderful. A better test of their renaissance will come in Sunday’s North London derby against rivals Tottenham at The Emirates. Burnley pushed Arsenal hard, but the bottom line is this loss extends their clubrecord winless league run to 13 games. They remain stuck on one point with only Norwich below them. As for Arsenal, having spent £145million in the summer, Arteta feels he is finally moulding them in his image. He started 4-3-3 for the first time in the Premier League in a sign of how he wants his team to play. Granit Xhaka’s suspension helped and Odegaard and Emile Smith Rowe provided dynamism and industry either side of Thomas Partey in the midfield three. Burnley were direct as expected and Ashley Barnes shot over from Pope’s deep free-kick before he and James Tarkowski missed with headers. The Clarets were physical and Arsenal made them pay in the 30th minute when Ashley Westwood fouled Bukayo Saka to give away a free-kick just under 25 yards out. Odegaard whipped his left-footed effort over the wall and past Pope’s despairing dive to register his first Gunners goal since ■VAR DRAMA: Ramsdale’s tackle on Vydra led to a penalty which was overturned SS1ST joining permanently from Real Madrid for £30m in the summer. Arsenal defended resolutely and Gabriel made a goal-saving tackle on Barnes as he prepared to pull the trigger in the box. They showed some craft as well as graft and Smith Rowe shot just over from 12 yards at the climax of a patient passing move before they lost their way in the second half. Dyche changed tack when he replaced Barnes with the mobile Vydra and brought on Maxwel Cornet for his debut. The Ivorian, who cost £12.8m from Lyon, almost made an immediate impact and he had a right-foot shot saved by Ramsdale as Burnley increased the tempo. Then came the moment of controversy in the 68th minute. Vydra pounced on Ben White’s underhit backpass and Taylor awarded a penalty for ■BEMUSED: Sean Dyche Ramsdale’s challenge only to change his mind after viewing the incident on the pitchside monitor to Dyche’s bewilderment. The match was marred by some crowd trouble after the final whistle and rival fans threw plastic bottles at each other in the Cricket Field Stand before being dispersed by stewards. match ratings Burnley Pope.......................... 6 Lowton....................... 6 Tarkowski................... 7 Mee........................... 7 Taylor......................... 6 Gudmundsson............ 6 Brownhill.................... 6 Westwood.................. 6 McNeil....................... 6 Barnes....................... 6 Wood......................... 6 SUBSTITUTES Cornet (for Gudmundsson, 57th)..... 6 Vydra (for Barnes, 57th)............... 7 Rodriguez (for Wood, 82nd)................ 6 NEXT GAME v Rochdale (H)........Tues Arsenal Ramsdale................... 6 Tomiyasu.................... 7 White......................... 6 Gabriel....................... 7 Tierney....................... 6 Smith Rowe................ 7 Partey........................ 6 Odegaard................... 8 Pepe.......................... 4 Aubameyang.............. 4 Saka.......................... 6 SUBSTITUTES Lokonga (for Smith-Rowe, 61st)........ 6 Maitland-Niles (for Partey, 75th)................. 6 Tavares (for Tierney, 78th)............... 5 NEXT GAME v AFC W’don (H)..... Weds REF: A TAYLOR STAR MAN Martin Odegaard match stats BurnleyArsenal 3 Shots on target 3 10 Shots off target 4 5 Blocked shots 6 8 Corners 3 9 Fouls 8 4 Offsides 2 2 Yellow cards 1 0 Red cards 0 74.8 Passing success % 80.8 13 Tackles 19 46.2 Tackles won % 47.4 44.5 Possession % 55.5 Result! 7 BLANK: Valerien and Hugill Ismael’s trying to draw the positives PRESTON .....1 W BROM .......1 By JOHN RICHARDSON AN unwanted hat-trick of draws has slowed the Baggies’ passage back to the Premier League much to manager Valerien Ismael’s annoyance. His side allowed themselves to become involved in a physical slugfest which was no advert for the Championship. It was tiresome long throw after another from both sides, though Albion can thank one hurled in by Darnell Furlong – which Matt Phillips headed in – for a point after going behind to a Ben Whiteman strike. But it wasn’t enough and meant they were kept off the top on goal difference, this stalemate following on from similar results against Derby and Millwall. Ismael said: “Our opponents had one shot on target and had a deflected goal and took the lead. We showed the mentality but we have to work on the last third.” That was illustrated in the dying minutes when former Preston striker Jordan Hugill squandered a great opening, firing tamely from close range enabling Daniel Iversen to save comfortably. Deepdale boss Frankie McAvoy believed the Norwich loanee shouldn’t even have been on the pitch. An early aerial lunge left Patrick Bauer needing lengthy treatment with referee Andy Davies dishing out a yellow card. McAvoy said: “The fact is there was an elbow and those incidents can be dangerous. “I don’t want to see anyone sent off but in my view it was dangerous.” PRESTON: Iversen 6; Storey 7, Bauer 7, Hughes 7; Van den Berg 6, Ledson 7, Whiteman 6 (McCann (65th) 6), Earl 7; Johnson 6; Maguire 6 (Wickham (65th) 6), Riis 6 (Murphy 84th) WEST BROM: Johnstone 6; Ajayi 7, Bartley 6, Townsend 6; Furlong 7, Livermore 6, Mowatt 6, Reach 6; Phillips 8 (Robinson (68th) 6), Diangana 7 (Grant (63rd) 6), Hugill 6 STAR MAN: Matt Phillips REF: A Davies

8 Result! LEVELLER: George Saville Gary sees a shaw thing bite the dust millwall1 coventry1 By ron lewis Gary Rowett believes Millwall were denied a perfectly good goal but does not think it cost his tired side victory. Tom Bradshaw’s diving header, which would have given the home side a 2-1 lead just before half-time, was ruled out for offside. Lions boss Rowett and his opposite number Mark Robins said the goal should have stood. “It was a big moment and I feel that they got it wrong,” Rowett said. “Sometimes they go against you, we haven’t had many go for us. “Our quality wasn’t quite there. Second half we couldn’t create enough energy to go and win the game.” “At the moment, we are hanging in a bit.” Coventry had the better chances but some fine stops by Bartosz Bialkowski, in the Millwall goal, and some wasteful finishing meant they never took full advantage. The visitors went in front in the ninth minute. Dominic Hyam played the ball in to Viktor Gyokeres and the Swedish striker coolly placed the ball into the bottom corner for his third goal in three games. The shock seemed to wake up Millwall, though, and after a Hyam block had snuffed out a Matt Smith effort, they levelled in the 21st minute, Jed Wallace getting behind the Coventry defence before crossing for George Saville to score. Robins was happy with the point, which keeps Coventry in fourth place. “From our perspective it has been a really good week,” he said. milLwall: Bialkowski 8; Ballard 6, M Wallace 6, Cooper 5; Leonard, Kieftenbeld 6 (Mahoney (81st) 5), Saville 7, Malone 7; J Wallace 6, Smith 6 (Mitchell (68th) 6), Bradshaw 7 (Bennett (81st) 5) coventry: Moore 7; Hyam 7, McFadzean 6, Clarke-Salter 6 (Rose (62nd) 6); Kane 6, Hamer 6, Sheaf 5, Maatsen 7; O’Hare 7 (Allen (82nd) 6); Godden 6 (Walker (82nd) 5), Gyokeres 7 STAR MAN: Bartosz Bialkowski REF: K Stroud premier league match ratings A Villa Martinez..................... 6 Konsa........................ 6 Tuanzebe.................... 6 Mings......................... 6 Cash.......................... 8 Luiz............................ 7 McGinn...................... 6 Ramsey...................... 7 Targett....................... 6 Watkins...................... 6 Ings........................... 6 SUBSTITUTES Nakamba (for McGinn, 39th).............. 6 Bailey (for Targett, 61st)................ 7 Young (for Bailey, 81st)................. 6 Traore (for Cash, 86th).................. 6 NEXT GAME v Chelsea (A)........ Weds Everton Begovic...................... 7 Godfrey...................... 6 Keane........................ 6 Mina.......................... 6 Digne......................... 6 Iwobi.......................... 5 Allan.......................... 6 Doucoure................... 6 Townsend................... 6 Gray........................... 8 Rondon...................... 5 SUBSTITUTES Gomes (for Rondon, 63rd).............. 5 Gordon (for Doucoure, 73rd)............ 6 Kenny (for Godfrey, 80th).............. 6 NEXT GAME v QPR (A)...............Tues REF: C PAWSON STAR MAN Matty Cash match stats A Villa Everton 3 Shots on target 1 6 Shots off target 5 6 Blocked shots 5 5 Corners 4 7 Fouls 10 0 Offsides 2 1 Yellow cards 1 0 Red cards 0 79.2 Passing success % 72.3 10 Tackles 21 80 Tackles won % 42.9 56 Possession % 44 SS1ST ■MATT GLOSS: Cash is all smiles after opening the scoring Cash your RUTHLESS MATTY MAULS be MATTY CASH spectacularly source opened the floodgates for play and the exciting winger, s blasted his first goal for Villa By Neil Smith’s side who seized the moment this summer for £25m from – sparking a second-half – and the three points – as they Leverkusen, set himself b super-show as Rafa Benitez’s scented blood and fired up the lashing a third past Asmir Bego makeshift men were blown Moxley after-burners. It was high-octane stuff away. Within three minutes they had delighted Villa Park as Everton At Villa Park The defender crashed home after added another – sub Leon Bailey’s huffed and puffed for long s the break to bring on a collapse by last year from Nottingham Forest right-wing corner was glanced into wilted in the onslaught. the Merseysiders as Dean Smith’s marked his goal not by jumping into his own net by Toffees skipper Lucas The visitors have enjoye men scored three in nine minutes. the jubilant Holte End, just a few Digne. promising start to the cam It was Cash who set the ball yards away, but instead charging 70 And then Jamaican international under Benitez and the Spaniar rolling as he drifted into the area, yards back into his own half before Bailey came up with a mouth-watering goal of his own to wrap up to come away with something. his best under trying circumsta racing behind Lucas Digne and gesturing to his friends and family then drilling a left-foot shot high in the Trinity Road stand. matters with just 15 minutes to go. He fielded a patchwork quil into the net. The £16million signing That strike from an unexpected Danny Ings superbly spread the side as his plans were thrown

a villa.......3 everton....0 cash 66, digne (OG) 69, BAILEY 75 ❱ ■DON’T LUC: Digne heads past his own keeper Begovic SS1ST ■A BAIL OUT: Leon Bailey scores before going off winnings nitez’S MAKESHIFT toffees igned disarray just 24 hours prior to With Dominic Calvert-Lewin still from stand-in Begovic to prevent Bayer efore kick-off. Already without Richarlison, nursing a broken toe, it was time for the Toffees’ chief to call upon Villa from taking the lead. Everton had brief flashes – vic. whose knee was said to be damaged Salomon Rondon. Gray looked lively and that by James Tarkowski’s challenge The Venezuelan striker made his almost found Rondon , who pells, during the victory over Burnley, the ex-Liverpool boss (right) had to come up with Plan B, C and D as a first start alongside Demarai Gray. The outstanding moment of the first half came in the opening after one impressive run down the left before the break. d a succession of problems hit him. exchanges. And he squirted a paign d did First, Seamus Coleman was ruled out after suffering an unspecified Villa have just appointed setpiece coach Austin MacPhee and shot inches wide just seconds prior to Cash nces problem in training on Friday. his influence was credited when opening the scoring. It Jordan Pickford’s absence was Tyrone Mings nipped in at the near could have been different t of a down to a shoulder problem he post to meet Douglas Luiz’s corner – but in the end Villa were into picked up also against Burnley. and it took a superb reaction stop worthy winners. Result! Daz-zling display as boss hits milestone DARREN Ferguson marked his landmark day in style as his Peterborough side saw off 10-man Birmingham. Posh moved out of the Championship drop zone with a comfortable win and boss Ferguson spoke of his pride after taking charge for the 492nd time – more than any manager at the club. He celebrated with a victory which was kick-started by Harlee Dean’s own-goal, then wrapped up with a Jonson Clarke-Harris penalty and a Jorge Grant strike. Birmingham’s misery was complete when a reckless challenge from Gary Gardner on Nathan Thompson saw the Blues midfielder receive a straight red card in the 65th minute. Ferguson passed Barry Fry’s record – and doesn’t think the new mark will be beaten. He said: “It’s a proud moment because it’s not an easy thing to do, to manage that many games and surpass the legend that Barry is. “Throughout my 34-year football career, this is the football club p’borough ..3 birm’ham ....0 By Jon West 9 that has brought me the most success, it means a lot to me. “It’s brought me so much joy, I think it’ll be a difficult record to break, it might be the one that lasts forever.” But Birmingham boss Lee Bowyer bemoaned his side’s lack of energy. He said: “It’s not acceptable, they had the extra day’s rest and it showed, they were first to every ball and they were sharper. “We were a yard off everything, they played around us at times, we just couldn’t physically do everything that we’re good at. “Three games in one week was is too much. We’ve got to recharge our batteries and try and out things right.” Peterborough: Cornell 7; Thompson 7, Edwards 7, Kent 7, Butler 7; Taylor 8 (Coventry (72nd) 6), Norburn 7, Grant 8 (Szmodics 83rd); Ward 7, Clarke-Harris 7, Dembele 9 (Burrows (82nd) birmingham: Sarkic 6; Colin 5, Roberts 5 (Sanderson (46th) 6), Dean 5, Pedersen 5; Chong 6, Woods 5, Gardner 3, Bela 5 (Sunjic (46th) 6); Jutkiewicz 6 (Aneke (58th) 6), Deeney 6 STAR MAN: Siriki Dembele REF: J Gillett Martin not smarting after big comeback Swansea manager Russell Martin praised his side as they came from three goals down at Luton. The Swans were as good as buried after less than thirty minutes after a Hatters blitz. Three subs in Ben Cabango, Oliver Ntcham and Joel Piroe changed the game, leaving Martin both annoyed and pleased. He said “Let’s get the negative out of the way – the first half was nowhere near where we want to be. “It was disappointing how it went. “We’ll learn from it for sure. It can’t happen again and it won’t happen again.” Luton looked on their way to earning all three points with a blistering start at Kenilworth Road. Luke Berry opened the scoring after just seven minutes when he volleyed home a superb effort. Elijah Adebayo heaped more pain on Swansea after 15 minutes from the spot, after Kyle Naughton tripped Harry Cornick. And the Hatters were in dreamland when the Luton ........ 3 Swansea ... 3 By ROBERT DUNFORD 23-year old netted his second on 23 minutes. But the Swans started the second half brightly, thanks to the triple subs. They got a glimmer of light through some good fortune, when a Jamie Paterson shot looped off the body of keeper Simon Sluga on 63 minutes. Ntcham delivered a stunning strike with four minutes remaining, before Piroe sealed a point late into injury time. Luton boss Nathan Jones said: “We looked dead on our feet. “We’ve had two away journeys and there’s no benefit. We’ve had real travel and I haven’t been able to make a load of changes today.” luton: Sluga 6; Naismith 7, Lockyer 6, Burke 6; Bree , Lansbury 6, Berry 7 (Clark (60th) 5), Mpanzu 6, Osho 6; Adebayo 8, (Rea 89th), Cornick 7 (Jerome 76th) swansea: Hamer 5; Bennett 5, Naughton 6, Williams 4 (Cabango (46th) 6); Laird 5, Downes 4 (Piroe (46th) 6),Grimes 5, Manning 5; Walsh 5 (Ntcham (46th) 6), Paterson 6; Obafemi 5 STAR MAN: Elijah Adebayo REF: T Harrington

10 Result! bold play: Chris Martin celebrates his City opener Wells snatches win in the Nahk of time NIGEL PEARSON insisted his Bristol City side were not lucky despite Nahki Wells’ smash-and-grab raid on his former club. QPR dominated with 23 shots but Robins goalkeeper Dan Bentley starred and sub Wells then fired home a stoppage-time winner. Wells was a hero in these parts after 18 months on loan from Burnley before moving to Ashton Gate in 2020. qpr ............. 1 bristol c ... 2 By ian baker But not anymore as he celebrated in front of the away fans after his last-gasp strike. Earlier Chris Martin had put City in front but Sam McCallum levelled and it seemed as if QPR would make their dominance count. Pearson said: “We weren’t lucky. They were two great finishes. We were ruthless. “We came up against a very good side. It took a lot of commitment to come out of the game.” Despite his remarks, Pearson will surely reflect on his side being under severe pressure. Lyndon Dykes headed on to the post from Chris Willock’s 20th-minute cross while Andre Gray was denied by the first of Bentley’s wonder saves. Rangers created lots of chances after they drew level but Dykes and sub Charlie Austin were both denied by the City keeper. QPR manager Mark Warburton said: “We need to be more ruthless. It was chance after chance and they were hanging on at the end for a point.” qpr: Dieng 6; Dickie 7, De Wijs 7, Barbet 6; Odubajo 7 (Adomah (65th) 6), Willock 7, Johansen 7, Chair 6, McCallum 7; Dykes 6 (Ball 81st), Gray 6 (Austin (64th) 6) bristol city: Bentley 8; Tanner 6, Kalas 7, Atkinson 6, Baker 6 (Dasilva (46th) 6); Massengo 7, James 6, Bakinson 6, Ping 5 (Semenyo (71st) 6); Weimann 6, Martin 7 (Wells (62nd) 7) STAR MAN: Dan Bentley REF: L Doughty SS1ST premier league ■ DENNIS THE MENACE: Emmanuel Dennis celebrates in eye-catching style norwich..1 pukki 35 ■HEAD START: Dennis nods home his second goal of the season Team Team xx Shots on target xx xx Shots off target xx xx Blocked shots xx xx Corners xx xx Fouls xx xx Offsides xx xx Yellow cards xx xx Red cards xx xx Passing success % xx xx Tackles xx xx Tackles won % xx xx Possession % xx Den deal WAT ARE flippin’ hot DANIEL FARKE’S stubborn refusal to budge from his principles whatever the cost is admirable. But the way things are shaping up at Carrow Road it’s hard to imagine that bloody-mindedness not costing Norwich dear again. Emmanuel Dennis’ opener and two goals from Ismaila Sarr did the damage here for Watford, despite a Teemu Pukki leveller for the hosts. The last time they were in the Premier League Farke and Co were criticised for not learning from their mistakes. The big question this season was whether the penny had dropped. Boos ringing out from the home fans at the end suggested it hasn’t. This defeat made it five in five at the start of the season. Only four teams in Premier League history had managed that before yesterday. Two stayed up – Crystal Palace in 2017-18 and Southampton in By Tom Hopkinson At Carrow Road 1998-99 – so it is possible. But it’s going to take an almighty effort and the Canaries will need to cut out the individual errors that cost them against the Hornets. “Of course I understand the fans’ frustrations,” said Farke. “We are the same. We feel self-pity but it’s important to be self-critical as well. “If you produce these mistakes on this level you are punished and then we were not clinical enough to earn the points. “But you can’t feel sorry for yourself, you have to roll your sleeves up and work harder.” Watford started brightly and Dennis put them in front in the 17th minute when he showed great desire to get on the end of Kiki Femenia’s cross with a good header. Mathias Normann, on loan from Russian side Rostov, made his Norwich debut and it was his clever clip over the Watford defence that released Pukki for the equaliser. But Watford regained the lead when Sarr stabbed the ball home from Joshua King’s pull back. He then finished a neat move which had seen Tom Cleverley, who impressed in midfield alongside man of the match Moussa Sissoko, feed King. King’s effort was saved by Ben Foster but it fell to Sarr and, after it was incorrectly ruled out for offside, VAR righted the wrong. Watford boss Xisco Munoz said: “It was a very good performance, the team had more time and we were always in control of the game. “It was a mature performance but we need to continue to work very hard.”

watford..3 ❱ Dennis 17, sarr 63, 80 match ratings Norwich Krul............................ 5 Aarons....................... 5 Kabak........................ 5 Hanley........................ 5 Williams..................... 6 Gilmour...................... 5 Normann.................... 6 McLean...................... 6 Sargent...................... 5 Pukki......................... 6 Rashica...................... 5 SUBSTITUTES Cantwell (for Normann, 69th)............ 6 Tzolis (for Sargent, 69th).............. 6 Idah (for Rashica, 87th).............. 6 NEXT GAME v Liverpool (A)........Tues Watford Foster........................ 7 Femenia..................... 7 Troost-Ekong.............. 7 Cathcart..................... 7 Rose.......................... 7 Cleverley.................... 8 Sissoko...................... 8 Kucka........................ 7 Sarr........................... 8 King........................... 7 Dennis....................... 8 SUBSTITUTES Ngakia (for Femenia, 58th)............. 6 Sema (for Dennis, 72nd)............... 6 Etebo (for Cleverley, 82nd)............ 6 NEXT GAME v Stoke (H).............Tues REF: R jones STAR MAN Moussa Sissoko match stats NorwichWatford 5 Shots on target 8 3 Shots off target 3 4 Blocked shots 1 4 Corners 8 10 Fouls 14 1 Offsides 0 1 Yellow cards 1 0 Red cards 0 80.2 Passing success % 79.3 17 Tackles 10 64.7 Tackles won % 60.0 47.8 Possession % 52.2 SS1ST premier league ivan sets tone Frank hails his Bees hitman THOMAS FRANK hailed Bees match-winner Ivan Toney – and apologised to red-card sinner Shandon Baptiste. After Brentford had grabbed a first top-tier away win in 74 years, the Danish coach was in jubilant mood. So much so that having praised hitman Toney for his penalty and setting up Bryan Mbeumo for a killer second, Frank refused to criticise Baptiste for his stupid dismissal. The Bees boss, with eight points from a possible 15, said: “Ivan was superb. What a player, what mentality, what passion. He was everywhere today. “I was about to replace Shandon just before the red card. So I said sorry to him. “I felt he was unlucky with the first yellow. “But even with 10 men we defended with heart and soul. These players are so impressive.” By Harry Pratt At Molineux Opposite number Bruno Lage was less gracious after a fourth defeat of the campaign, blasting Brentford’s time-wasting. He said: “I saw too many players on the floor. I saw the keeper change gloves. There’s a different way of managing a game instead of spending time like that. It was too much.” Frank hit back: “I could ask him back what he’d have done. “We are a bus stop in Hounslow against a Wolves side with 10 times the budget. Did we deserve to win? Yes.” Adama Traore was guilty of Wolves’ biggest miss before the break as he blazed over in the 17th minute. The speed king was also seriously unlucky after 34 wolves...0 brentf’d..2 ❱ toney 28 (PEN), mbeumo 34 ■ SPOT ON: Ivan Toney slots in his penalty for the Bees opener minutes when his thunderbolt shot struck the bar. Either side of that the Bees, led by Toney and Mbeumo, ran riot with both finding the net. Toney had already had an effort ruled out when he slotted home from the penalty spot just before the half-hour mark. Referee Darren England awarded it after defender Marcal grabbed and grappled Mbeumo to the floor. Toney had a backheel finish disallowed by VAR for handball. But Wolves’ reprieve did not last long as the striker crossed for Mbeumo to fire home. Midfielder Baptiste did his best to provide an interesting finale when, having already been booked, he hauled back Hwang Hee-chan. But even with a numerical advantage the hosts could not cut the deficit. Raul Jimenez came closest, heading Traore’s cross inches wide in added time. match ratings Wolves Sa.............................. 6 Kilman....................... 5 Coady........................ 5 Saiss.......................... 5 Semedo..................... 6 Neves....................... 9 Moutinho................. 6 Marcal................... 5 Trincao.................. 6 Jimenez................ 5 Traore.................... 6 SUBSTITUTES Hee-chan (for Saiss, 46th)............... 6 Podence (for Marcal, 72nd).............. 6 Silva (for Semedo, 83rd)............. 6 NEXT GAME v Tottenham (H)..... Weds Brentford Raya.......................... 7 Ajer............................ 8 Jansson..................... 7 Pinnock...................... 7 Canos........................ 7 Baptiste..................... 5 Norgaard.................... 7 Janelt......................... 7 Henry......................... 7 Mbeumo..................... 8 Toney......................... 9 SUBSTITUTES Onyeka (for Canos, 68th)................ 6 Roerslev (for Henry, 75th)................. 6 Jorgensen (for Jansson, 82nd)............. 6 NEXT GAME v Oldham (H)..........Tues REF: D ENGLAND STAR MAN Ivan Toney match stats WolvesBrentford 0 Shots on target 3 8 Shots off target 5 3 Blocked shots 1 4 Corners 2 10 Fouls 7 2 Offsides 2 4 Yellow cards 3 0 Red cards 1 83.9 Passing success % 74.6 9 Tackles 16 55.6 Tackles won % 62.5 62.1 Possession % 37.9 Result! 11 DOUBLE DELIGHT: Egan Egan just two good as Blades cut loose hull ............1 Sheff utd ..3 By JASON MELLOR JOHN Egan was happy to take the London bus gags after ending his long goal drought. The big defender had not scored for 14 months but bagged two in 11 minutes to make it five games unbeaten for the resurgent Blades. Delighted boss Slavisa Jokanovic said: “I’m happy for John – he took his goals well. “We’re heading in the right direction but there’s still a lot of hard work ahead.” Egan’s previous goal for the Blades came in a 1-0 win over Wolves last July. But he put that right with headers from carbon copy Conor Hourihane corners to seal victory after a first-half opener from Billy Sharp, who also had a penalty saved. The Blades failed to score in their first four matches but made it 11 goals in the last three. Sharp marked his 300th appearance for the club by heading home in the 17th minute. It took the Tigers half an hour to muster a decent shot, with Richie Smallwood’s long-range effort saved at the second attempt by Robin Olsen. Sharp was brought down by Jacob Greaves a minute before the break but Matt Ingram saved his spot-kick. Hull grabbed a late consolation through Keane Lewis-Potter. Tigers boss Grant McCann said: “We came up against a very good team but that’s three or four games we’ve lost from set-plays this season and that’s a real kick in the teeth.” Hull: Ingram 5; Coyle 4, Bernard 4, Greaves 3, Elder 4; Smallwood 4, Smith 5 (Cannon (46th) 4); Lewis-Potter 6, Moncur 5 (Smith (70th) 6), Wilks 5; Magennis 5 (Honeyman (46th) 5) Sheff Utd: Olsen 7; Baldock 7, Egan 9, Davies 8 (Basham 85th), Norrington-Davies 8; Gibbs-White 8, Hourihane 8 (Guedioura (65th) 6), Fleck 8, Osborn 8; Brewster 7, Sharp 8 (McBurnie 76th) STAR MAN: John Egan REF: D Whitestone

12 SS1ST Result! premier league scare Potter plot to make Yves his best self ■CAPTION: This is the caption style for result ta Graham Potter reckons Yves Bissouma has scary potential – but feels he shouldn’t concern himself with believing he’s better than all of his midfield rivals in the Premier League. The Brighton boss insists the Mali star, 25, needs to concentrate on being the best version of himself to realise his potential. When asked by the BBC earlier this week who he felt was the best player in his position, Bissuoma replied: “I don’t want to be arrogant, but it’s me because in my head I am working to be the best. “So I cannot say another name, I know in the Premier League there are so many good midfielders, but for me, it’s me because that gives me the confidence and the energy to work hard to show people I am here and I am Bissouma.” Potter praised the impact he has had on the side this year, as the Seagulls host Leicester City today with three wins from their first four games, and believes Bissouma’s mentality will serve him well provided he backs it up with the improvements on the pitch. The Brighton boss said: “I hope so. He has got to strive to be better and to be the best version of himself that he can. “It’s not about whether he’s better than someone else in the Premier League. I don’t necessarily think that’s so important for him. “He’s got to be the best version of him. I don’t think he’s at his maximum now. There is more to come from him. It’s about being duffy David Sneyd Reporting proud and grateful for what he has achieved so far but, at the same time, understanding that there is more to come. “We’ve got to help him get there. His highest level is scary to be honest, he’s got some quality.” But Potter was quick to point out the areas Bissouma will need to improve on. He said: “I think he will say the same, pretty much all of his Brave Duffy inspirational James McClean has hailed Shane Duffy for the way he overcame personal tragedy and professional heartache to re-emerge as a force in the Premier League. The two Derry natives (right) have been close friends for more than a decade. And McClean has explained how the Brighton defender dealt with the death of his father at a time when his future at By DAVID SNEYD club level was very much up in the air. Duffy seemed on the way out of Brighton when Graham Potter allowed him join Celtic on loan last season. The move coincided with the sudden passing of his father, Brian, but after a turbulent year the centre-half is a fixture at Brighton again. “Shane is back to the ■WORKING TOGETHER: Potter and Bissouma player we all know he is after coming through the other side of a difficult period,” McClean said. “It’s incredible to see and I have so much admiration for him – he’s an inspiration. “Shane’s Da was probably the biggest influence for him so to have that void in your life and bounce back speaks volumes for the man he is.” areas. I think he can improve his distribution, his positioning. “He can influence a game more in those areas.” Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has certainly delivered on eking out every ounce of talent and, with five goals in eight Premier League appearances against Brighton, Potter doesn’t need to be told of the threat he carries. He said: “It’s not surprising that Brighton have struggled with that calibre of player. Jamie is a master in his movement, a master of his craft, lethal in the box. “His movement in behind is so clever, he’s tactically intelligent. So we know we have a huge task.”

brighton v leicester the amex ❱ today, KO 2pm tactics SS1ST ■FRENCH POLISH: Saint-Maximin has played in five matches this season Result! 13 Allan ■UNBEL-YVES-ABLE: Yves Bissouma considers himself to be the best midfielder in the Premier League Bren’s defensive dilemma BRENDAN Rodgers is poised to ring the changes at the back after admitting Leicester City’s defending needs to improve. The Foxes chief is searching for the right blend in his rearguard after Jonny Evans’s aborted comeback scuppered his plans. The Northern Ireland international lasted just 45 minutes in the Europa League tie against Napoli, complaining that a nagging foot injury was still troubling him. Evans has been a vital By NEIL MOXLEY cog for Rodgers, who also admitted selection issues at right-back with both Timothy Castagne and Ricardo Pereira now fully fit. It’s four games since Leicester kept a clean sheet and they have drafted in new boys Jannick Vestergaard (right) and Ryan Bertrand (far right) as they seek another one on the south coast. Rodgers said: “We’ve got to be better defensively in our pressing and be more consistent with it. It needs to improve. “With Jonny, it’s a case of wait and see. He’s struggling. “In respect of Timothy and Ricardo Pereira, we need to be as fresh as we can be. “Sometimes that will mean them playing and then having a game out. We’ve got lots of games coming up – we’ll need both of them.” is key FRENCH ACE SO VITAL FOR BRUCE ALLAN Saint-MaximiN has been tagged “scary” by boss Steve Bruce. As Newcastle players vowed to fight through fan chants against their boss, Bruce says French ace Saint-Maximin is key to grabbing their first win of the season next weekend. The winger only lasted 90 minutes a handful of times last season. By contrast, he has already completed five full games this term – scoring two goals and creating as many. Bruce, who repeated his desire to battle on after the 1-1 draw with Leeds on Friday night, said: “There is no doubt he is improving. “When he plays like he did against Leeds, yes, maybe he could slide a pass in, here and there. And he drives us mad with his time By SIMON BIRD keeping. But people want to watch him. His natural ability is scary, his pace and power is a defender’s nightmare.” Saint-Maximin, 24, went against the tide of some fans by declaring he “really loves” boss Bruce (below). He said: “You have good times and bad but we’re together and will stay together. I will do my best for him.” Saint-Maximin insists he is getting stronger. “I am happy, because the most important thing is to play,” he added. “Five games, five starts, five 90 minute games. I want to keep going and if I’m on the pitch more I can help my team. “ W e have to do everything for the win against Watford.”

14 Result! MATCHWINNER: Billing Goal star Phil gives Cherries top Billing cardiff ...... 0 b’mouth ......1 By Graham Thomas UNFLAPPABLE, slick and hardly needing to get a hair out of place, Scott Parker and Bournemouth moved to the top of the Championship. Philip Billing’s only goal of the match might suggest it was an edgy or anxious affair, but this victory was as neat and clean-edged as the handiwork of man-abouttown Parker’s personal tailor. Only late on did the Cherries appear remotely vulnerable, when Cardiff finally managed to whip up a head of steam as they bombarded the visitors’ box from long range. An offside flag had already been raised when Sean Morrison’s header struck the bar, substitute James Collins headed over and when Kieffer Moore hit the deck it seemed to have little to do with any Bournemouth defender. The win means Parker’s troops stay unbeaten, with three victories on the trot, and it appears his decision to leave Fulham is starting to look a shrewd one. Parker said: “We were up against a big, physical side who deliver long throws and who can cause you massive problems. “I asked my players to be brave and they were. For large parts, we nullified their game.” Cardiff manager Mick McCarthy made no attempt to conceal the gulf between the sides and said: “They are an almost perfect Championship team. “It was always going to be tough for us.” Cardiff City: Phillips 6; Sang 5 (Colwill (61st) 6), Flint 5, Morrison 6, Nelson 5, Brown 6 (Bagan (73rd) 5); Vaulks 6, Pack 5, Bacuna 5; Harris 6 (Collins (61st) 6), Moore 6 Bournemouth: Travers 7; Zemura 6, Kelly 7, Cahill 7, Smith 6; Lerma 6, Pearson 7, Billing 8; Christie 7 (Rogers 80th), Solanke 7 (Lowe 89th), Anthony 7 (Mepham 90th) star man: Philip Billing Referee: J Smith Fulham...1 reading..2 rODRIGO 86 ❱ EJARIA 19, 53 Ovie & Ovie the moon! championship ACE EJAria at DOUBLE ■OVIE AND SHOUT: Ejaria is congraulated on his second goal SS1ST Ovie Ejaria produced a Dennis Bergkamp-style moment of magic to seal a shock Reading victory that knocked Fulham off the top spot. The midfielder, 23, signed from Liverpool last year for £3.5million, scored a pair of wondergoals to hand Royals boss Veljko Paunovic a precious second win in five days. But if Ejaria’s first effort after 19 minutes, a curling 25-yard strike into the far corner, stunned Marco Silva’s men, then the second left jaws on the floor all round Craven Cottage. There were man-of-thematch candidates everywhere for the visitors, and one of them – ex-Barcelona, Milan and Hamburg midfielder Alen Halilovic – provided a golden assist. He dinked a chipped pass o v e r t h e defence in the 53rd minute that would have had another Premier League legend, Eric Cantona, swooning. And with the ball behind him and almost out of sight, Ejaria somehow dragged it down leaving him clear of bewildered defenders before rolling the ball past Paulo Gazzaniga. Paunovic, who now has 11 players out after Tom Holmes limped off, said: “It was an amazing performance from Ovie, the execution was fantastic. “We have seen it in training many times, and wanted to see it in games. The attackers were exciting. “It didn’t surprise me and we have to get the ball to him in the final third more. “But I am delighted with many things. “It was a great result and performance that will get our season started. “As for the injuries, I hear the hospitals have run out of crutches for us.” Fulham’s top scorer, Aleksandar Mitrovic, fired first over and By Hector Nunns At Craven Cottage then wide within 10 minutes. But Junior Hoilett soon brought a save from Gazzaniga. And the Royals scored a breakaway goal after 19 minutes. Halilovic fed John Swift, who transferred the ball on to Ejaria. He checked back on to his right foot, before curling a magnificent shot into the far corner of the goal. When Holmes hobbled off it meant a first league appearance in England since February last year for Danny Drinkwater, on loan at Reading from Chelsea. Bobby Decordova- Reid should really have done better with a free header from A n t o n e e Robinson’s cross. He then hit the post, before Mitrovic hit the crossbar. Luke Southwood saved from Ivan Cavaleiro after the break – and after 53 minutes Ejaria did the impossible by bettering his first-half finish. Southwood then saved from Mitrovic – who did tee up Rodrigo Muniz to pull a goal back. However the young Reading goalkeeper crucially kept out sub Josh Onomah’s late shot to ensure the three points. Silva (above) said: “You can see from the stats, the possession and shots we had. “But the result is there too, and we did not convert our chances. “It was not through any bad attitude but more a lack of focus in certain key moments.” Fulham: Gazzaniga 6; Odoi 4 (Onomah (71st) 6), Adarabioyo 6, Ream 6, Robinson 7; Chalobah 6, Seri 6 (Kebano (71st) 6); Wilson 5, Decordova-Reid 6 (Muniz (55th) 7), Cavaleiro 6; Mitrovic 6 Reading: Southwood 8; Yiadom 6, Holmes 6 (Drinkwater (20th) 7), Morrison 7, Rahman 7; Laurent 6, Swift 7; Halilovic 8 (Puscas 88th), Dele-Bashiru 6, Ejaria 9; Hoilett 6 (Tetek 89th) STAR MAN: Ovie Ejaria REF: S Martin

championship ■ WATCH THE BIRDIE: Max Bird scores and celebrates (right) AFTER the standing ovation for the team, a message for Derby owner and chairman Mel Morris. “Get out of the club,” rang around Pride Park after the first home win of the season. A financial abyss and relegation may well be waiting following the news on Friday night that Derby were going into administration – and the finger of blame points to one man. Morris, who has been trying to sell the club for two years, was not in attendance. His health is not good. His communications channel appears to be closed too – Wayne Rooney and the players were kept in the dark and the manager revealed afterwards he has not been able to speak to Morris for some time. It meant a very different team-talk followed by a first home win of the season thanks to two quickfire goals from Max Bird and Curtis Davies. Stoke, who started the afternoon in fifth, staged a strong comeback but could not add to a Tom Ince goal and headed back down the A50 with nothing. The harsh reality for By Janine Self At Pride Park Derby is that a 12-point deduction beckons for a club who were already negotiating a nine-point penalty for previous financial fair play issues. For Rooney, however, yesterday was a test of his managerial mettle and the genuine hug from counterpart Michael O’Neill suggests he did well. So far the ex-Manchester United and England striker has had to cope with transfer embargoes, unpaid wages for the players, and a relegation battle which the Rams just squeaked last season. He joked: “I am at St George’s Park next month working on my pro licence. I think they should give me an honorary one!” Owner Morris has been trying to sell the club for just over two years and has seen potential takeovers flounder. He has spent SS1ST derby.......2 stoke.......1 bird 31, davies 34 ❱ ince 58 MEL GETS message Rams fans deliver verdict £200million on Derby, who are believed to be £70m in debt. League One beckons but yesterday was all about smiles and celebration. The breakthrough came just after a spell of sustained pressure from Stoke, who switched off totally and were made to pay. Bird collected Graeme Shinnie’s pass, ghosting across the goalmouth before launching a venomous shot which gave Josef Bursik no chance. Stoke keeper Bursik then misread a Shinnie free-kick, jumped to clear it and defender Davies got there first and headed into an empty net. Potters boss O’Neill said: “Three minutes of madness in the first half really cost us and both goals were very preventable.” This was Derby’s day. Derby: Roos 8; Byrne 6, Davies 7, Jagielka 7, Buchanan 7; Shinnie 8, Bird 7; Sibley 6 (Jozwiak (73rd) 5), Morrison 6 (Knight (65th) 5), Lawrence 6; Baldock 6 (Stearman 83rd) stoke: Bursik 6; Souttar 6, Ostigard 7, Wilmot 6; Ince 6, Sawyers 6 (Doughty (72nd) 5), Clucas 7, Tymon 7; Vrancic 7; Sima 6 (Powell (58th) 5 ), Surridge 6 (Brown (58th) 5) STAR MAN: Graeme Shinnie REF: J Simpson Result! Garner’s spot on to knock Cats off top Sunderland surrendered their lead in Sky Bet League One as hosts Fleetwood hit back from two goals down to claim a dramatic late point at Highbury. Lee Johnson’s Black Cats looked to be coasting after Ross Stewart’s strike and an Aiden McGeady penalty. But after Callum Morton’s 81st-minute strike, Ged Garner (below) sealed a 2-2 draw from the spot in the 97th minute. Wigan strolled to a 4-1 win at Accrington to replace the Black Cats at the top of the table. Jack Whatmough and Will Keane scored early for the visitors. Michael Nottingham replied but former Sunderland striker Charlie Wyke’s double sealed the Latics’ fourth straight win. MK Dons moved up to third after capitalising on the 26th-minute sendingoff of Gillingham ace Stuart O’Keefe in a 4-1 win at Priestfield. The Dons replaced Bolton, who slipped from third place to eighth after Green turn up heat with four-goal blast Forest Green ran riot with a 4-0 victory at Stevenage to extend their lead at the top of table. Goals from Kane Wilson, Matt Stevens, Jamille Matt (below) and Jake Young did the damage as Rob Edwards’ impressive visitors deservedly claimed their sixth win in eight league outings so far to open up a four-point gap at the top. Leyton Orient are up to second place after they won 3-1 at Bristol Rovers. All Orient’s goals came in the first half as Theo Archibald struck between headed goals from Harry Smith and Aaron Drinan. Brett Pitman scored a late consolation penalty for the Pirates. Harrogate dropped to third spot after losing their unbeaten start to the season at the hands of Port Vale. David Worrall put the hosts ahead before Town’s task was made more difficult by Jack Diamond’s red card on the stroke of half-time. James Wilson scored 15 two early goals from Ben Wiles gave Rotherham a 2-0 win at the University of Bolton Stadium. A 47th-minute effort from Ryan Hardie gave Plymouth their second straight win at Wimbledon. Saido Berahino marked his first start for Sheffield Wednesday with a goal against Shrewsbury, but Ryan Bowman levelled. Ipswich claimed their first win of the season in seven attepts as Macauley Bonne’s 30th-minute header beat Lincoln. Crewe and Doncaster also got off the mark with home successes against Burton and Morecambe respectively. Goals from Joe Ironside and Liam O’Neil gave Cheltenham a 2-1 win at Portsmouth, while Alfie May’s 68th-minute effort saw Cheltenham edge past Oxford. Garath McCleary hit a brace as Wycombe sank struggling Charlton 2-1. early in the second half to seal a 2-0 win for Vale. Rochdale were held 1-1 at Mansfield. Danny Cashman gave Dale the lead but Danny Johnson equalised to end a four-match losing run in the league for the Stags. Exeter climbed up to fifth spot as Ben Goodliffe’s own-goal and a Sam Nombe effort saw City win 2-0 at home to Sutton. James Clarke scored against his former club to give Newport a late 2-1 win against Walsall. Tranmere made it successive home wins with a 2-0 victory against Salford as both sides ended the match with 10 men, after Ibou Touray and Jay Spearing were sent off. It ended 1-1 at Valley Parade where Charles Vernam netted Bradford’s equaliser against Barrow, who had led through Josh Kay’s first-half effort.

SS1ST DAILY STAR SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 16 P W D L F A GD Pts Liverpool 5 4 1 0 12 1 11 13 Man City 5 3 1 1 11 1 10 10 Man Utd 4 3 1 0 11 3 8 10 Chelsea 4 3 1 0 9 1 8 10 Everton 5 3 1 1 10 7 3 10 Brighton 4 3 0 1 5 3 2 9 Tottenham 4 3 0 1 3 3 0 9 West Ham 4 2 2 0 10 5 5 8 Brentford 5 2 2 1 5 2 3 8 Aston Villa 5 2 1 2 8 7 1 7 Watford 5 2 0 3 6 8 -2 6 Leicester 4 2 0 2 4 6 -2 6 Arsenal 5 2 0 3 2 9 -7 6 Crystal Pal 5 1 2 2 5 8 -3 5 Southamptn 5 0 4 1 4 6 -2 4 Wolves 5 1 0 4 2 5 -3 3 Leeds 5 0 3 2 5 12 -7 3 Newcastle 5 0 2 3 6 13 -7 2 Burnley 5 0 1 4 3 9 -6 1 Norwich 5 0 0 5 2 14 -12 0 Aston Villa 3 Everton 0 Cash 66 Digne 69 (og) L Bailey 75 HT: 0-0 Att: 41,888 Burnley 0 Arsenal 1 Odegaard 30 HT: 0-1 Liverpool 3 Crystal Pal 0 Mane 43 Salah 78 Keita 89 HT: 1-0 Man City 0 Southamptn 0 HT: 0-0 Att: 52,698 Norwich 1 Watford 3 Pukki 35 Bonaventure 17 Sarr 63, 80 HT: 1-1 Wolves 0 Brentford 2 Toney 28 (pen) Mbeumo 34 HT: 0-2 OTHER RESULTS Vanarama National League: Bromley 2, Barnet 0; FC Halifax 3, Stockport County 0; Grimsby 2, Eastleigh 0; Notts Cnty 1, Maidenhead Utd 0; Solihull Moors 3, Boreham Wood 1; Torquay 1, Southend 0; Wealdstone 2, Aldershot 2; Weymouth 1, Dover 1; Wrexham 1, Dag & Red 0; Yeovil 0, Chesterfid 2. Danske Bank Irish Premiership: Ballymena Utd 1, Glenavon 1; Carrick 1, Portadown 0; Crusaders 1, Larne 0; Dungannon Swifts 1, Cliftonville 3; Linfield 1, Coleraine 1; Warrenpoint Town 0, Glentoran 3. Welsh Premier League: Caernarfon Town 2, Cardiff Met Uni 0; Cefn Druids 0, Penybont 3; Connah’s Quay Nomads 0, Bala Town 1; Haverfordwest County 2, Flint Town United 0; The New Saints FC 3, Barry Town United 1. The William Hill Scottish Cup First Round: Banks ODee 1, Turriff United 0; Blackburn Utd 1, Rothes 2; Brechin 5, Vale Of Leithen 0; Broomhill 6, Glasgow Univ 0; Caledonian Braves 0, Stirling University 1; Clachnacuddin 1, Dunipace 2; Clydebank 7, Dalkeith Thistle 0; Coldstream 1, East Kilbride 10; Deveronvale 2, Haddington Ath 2; Dunbar Utd 2, Camelon 0; Formartine United 2, Cumnock 2; Forres Mechanics 0, Bonnyrigg Rose 2; Fraserburgh 1, Sauchie 2; Golspie Sutherland 0, Civil Service Strollers 3; Huntly 3, Hill Of Beath Hawthorn 0; Inverurie Loco Works 0, Jeanfield Swifts 3; Irvine Meadow 1, Auchinleck Talbot 3; Keith 1, Darvel Juniors 2; Lossiemouth 0, Preston Athletic 3; Nairn County 4, Strathspey Thistle 0; Penicuik Ath 1, Tranent 3; Spartans 0, Gala Fairydean 1; Tynecastle 0, Brora 6; Wick Academy 2, Boness Utd 2; Wigtown & Bladnoch 0, St Cuthbert Wndrs 8; Newtongrange Star 1, Dalbeattie Star 1. VANARAMA NATIONAl P W D L F A Pts Chesterfield 7 5 2 0 14 4 17 Dag & Red 7 5 1 1 17 9 16 Grimsby 6 5 1 0 13 5 16 Notts Cnty 7 4 3 0 15 7 15 Boreham W 7 4 2 1 10 7 14 FC Halifax 7 4 1 2 14 8 13 Wrexham 7 3 3 1 10 8 12 Solihull M 6 3 2 1 13 10 11 Yeovil 5 3 0 2 7 5 9 Weymouth 7 2 2 3 11 13 8 Stockport 7 2 2 3 4 9 8 Bromley 5 2 1 2 11 9 7 Torquay 7 2 1 4 9 16 7 Woking 4 2 0 2 8 5 6 Altrincham 4 2 0 2 6 6 6 Maidenhead 6 2 0 4 8 11 6 Wealdstone 7 1 3 3 8 11 6 Eastleigh 6 1 2 3 8 12 5 Southend 7 1 2 4 6 10 5 King’s Lynn Twn 5 1 1 3 6 9 4 Aldershot 7 1 1 5 9 14 4 Barnet 7 0 2 5 7 19 2 Dover 6 0 2 4 4 11 -10 P W D L F A GD Pts Bournemouth 8 5 3 0 14 6 8 18 Fulham 8 5 1 2 18 7 11 16 West Brom 8 4 4 0 14 7 7 16 Coventry 8 5 1 2 9 6 3 16 Stoke 8 4 2 2 11 10 1 14 Blackburn 8 3 4 1 11 8 3 13 Huddersfield 8 4 1 3 13 11 2 13 QPR 8 3 3 2 16 12 4 12 Bristol City 8 3 3 2 10 9 1 12 Cardiff 8 3 2 3 11 9 2 11 Birmingham 8 3 2 3 10 10 0 11 Derby 8 2 4 2 6 7 -1 10 Luton 8 2 4 2 12 14 -2 10 Reading 8 3 1 4 15 18 -3 10 Sheff Utd 8 2 3 3 12 12 0 9 Middlesbrough 8 2 3 3 9 10 -1 9 Preston 8 2 3 3 9 11 -2 9 Millwall 8 1 5 2 8 10 -2 8 Barnsley 8 1 5 2 6 9 -3 8 Blackpool 8 2 2 4 7 12 -5 8 Swansea 8 1 4 3 7 11 -4 7 Peterborough 8 2 1 5 10 17 -7 7 Hull 8 1 2 5 5 12 -7 5 Nott’m Forest 8 1 1 6 7 12 -5 4 Barnsley 0 Blackburn 0 HT: 0-0 Att: 13,640 Cardiff 0 B’nemouth 1 Billing 54 HT: 0-0 Derby 2 Stoke 1 Bird 31 ince 58 Davies 34 HT: 2-0 Fulham 1 Reading 2 Rodrigo Muniz 86 ejaria 19, 53 HT: 0-1 Att: 18,901 HuddersfiELd 0 N FOREST 2 grabban 22 nicholls 48 (og) HT: 0-1 Att: 17,462 Hull 1 Sheff Utd 3 Lewis-Potter 74 Sharp 17 egan 50, 61 HT: 0-1 Att: 14,451 Luton 3 Swansea 3 Berry 7 Paterson 63 Adebayo 15 (pen), 23 Ntcham 86, Piroe 90 HT: 3-0 Att: 9,721 Middlesbro 1 Blackpool 2 Tavernier 8 ekpiteta 63 Hall 78 (og) HT: 1-0 Millwall 1 Coventry 1 Saville 21 gyokeres 9 HT: 1-1 Peterboro 3 Birmingham 0 Dean 1 (og) Clarke-Harris 35 (pen) Grant 50 HT: 2-0 Att: 12,199 Preston 1 West Brom 1 Whiteman 26 Phillips 45 HT: 1-1 Att: 13,850 QPR 1 Bristol City 2 McCallum 54 Martin 45 wells 90 HT: 0-1 Att: 14,922 1-2-X CHECK FULL TIME pools number isthmIan premier P W D L F A Pts Kingstonian 6 5 0 1 13 6 15 Lewes 7 4 2 1 17 8 14 Folkestone I 6 4 2 0 9 3 14 Enfield Tn 6 4 1 1 9 6 13 Worthing 6 4 0 2 14 9 12 Margate 6 3 2 1 9 6 11 Bognor Regis 7 2 4 1 9 7 10 Haringey B 6 3 0 3 9 6 9 Hornchurch 6 3 0 3 9 6 9 Cheshunt 6 2 2 2 9 6 8 Carshalton A 6 2 2 2 7 5 8 B Stortford 6 2 2 2 9 10 8 Corinthian C 6 2 1 3 8 7 7 Wingate & F 6 2 1 3 9 12 7 Potters Bar Twn 7 2 1 4 8 14 7 Brightlingsea R 7 2 1 4 6 14 7 East Thurrock U 6 1 3 2 8 11 6 Cray 6 2 0 4 7 11 6 Merstham 6 2 0 4 3 10 6 Horsham 6 1 2 3 6 8 5 Bowers & Pitsea 6 1 2 3 9 12 5 Leatherhead 6 1 0 5 6 16 3 P W D L F A GD Pts Wigan 7 5 1 1 12 5 7 16 Sunderland 7 5 1 1 12 7 5 16 MK Dons 8 4 3 1 16 10 6 15 Plymouth 7 4 2 1 10 4 6 14 Wycombe 7 4 2 1 10 7 3 14 Rotherham 8 4 1 3 10 8 2 13 AFC Wimbledon 8 3 3 2 15 13 2 12 Bolton 8 3 3 2 14 12 2 12 Cheltenham 8 3 3 2 11 11 0 12 Burton Albion 8 3 3 2 6 8 -2 12 Accrington 8 4 0 4 8 11 -3 12 Sheff Wednesday 7 3 2 2 6 5 1 11 Cambridge Utd 7 3 2 2 10 10 0 11 Oxford Utd 8 3 2 3 9 9 0 11 Portsmouth 7 3 1 3 5 4 1 10 Fleetwood 7 2 2 3 11 11 0 8 Lincoln City 8 2 2 4 10 10 0 8 Morecambe 7 2 1 4 9 10 -1 7 Ipswich 7 1 3 3 11 15 -4 6 Gillingham 7 1 3 3 7 11 -4 6 Crewe 7 1 2 4 4 8 -4 5 Shrewsbury 8 1 2 5 4 11 -7 5 Charlton 7 1 1 5 6 10 -4 4 Doncaster 7 1 1 5 3 9 -6 4 AFC W’don 0 Plymouth 1 Hardie 47 HT: 0-0 Accrington 1 Wigan 4 Nottingham 53 whatmough 7 Keane 18, Wyke 58, 90 HT: 0-2 Att: 4,517 Bolton 0 Rotherham 2 wiles 18, 21 HT: 0-2 Att: 20,877 Crewe 2 Burton A 0 Bostwick 10 (og) Bennett 87 HT: 1-0 Doncaster 1 Morecambe 0 Rowe 81 HT: 0-0 Fleetwood 2 Sunderland 2 Morton 81 Stewart 19 G Garner 90 (pen) McGeady 76 (pen) HT: 0-1 Att: 4,250 Portsmouth 1 Cambridge 2 Curtis 76 ironside 38 O’Neil 69 HT: 0-1 Att: 15,330 Sheff Wed 1 Shrewsbury 1 Berahino 6 Bowman 37 HT: 1-1 Att: 21,976 Wycombe 2 Charlton 1 McCleary 43, 72 Lavelle 90 HT: 1-0 1 L 2 SUN 3 1A 4 1 5 2 6 1A 7 SUN 8 SUN 9 2 10 1A 11 1 12 1A 13 1A 14 3 15 1A 16 3 17 1 18 3 19 1A 20 1A 21 1A 22 1A 23 1 24 1 25 1 26 3 27 1A 28 1A 29 1A 30 3 31 1 32 3 33 1A 34 3 35 1A 36 1 37 3 38 1 39 2 40 1 41 1A 42 1 43 1A 44 SUN 45 3 46 SUN 47 SUN 48 3 49 2 SouThern PREM central P W D L F A Pts Peterborough S 7 6 0 1 20 7 18 Hednesford Twn 7 4 3 0 11 7 15 Coalville Town 7 4 2 1 14 6 14 Banbury Utd 6 4 2 0 13 7 14 Tamworth 7 4 1 2 14 8 13 Stratford Town 6 4 0 2 11 5 12 Leiston 6 3 1 2 12 8 10 Rushall Oly 5 3 1 1 9 8 10 Redditch Utd 7 3 1 3 7 8 10 Bromsgrove S 6 3 1 2 5 9 10 Royston Town 6 2 2 2 8 7 8 Biggleswade Tn 6 2 2 2 9 11 8 St Ives Town 7 2 2 3 10 13 8 Alvechurch 7 2 1 4 7 8 7 R & Diamonds 6 2 1 3 6 8 7 Barwell 7 1 3 3 11 12 6 Hitchin Town 6 2 0 4 7 11 6 Nuneaton B 7 1 1 5 9 14 4 Lowestoft 7 1 1 5 11 22 4 Needham M 6 0 3 3 7 11 3 Stourbridge 7 0 2 5 8 19 2 Cheltenham 1 Oxford Utd 0 May 68 HT: 0-0 Att: 5,004 Gillingham 1 MK Dons 4 Oliver 20 Twine 28 Kioso 39, Ehmer 82 (og) HT: 1-2 watters 88 Lincoln C 0 Ipswich 1 Bonne 30 HT: 0-1 Att: 9,874 NorTHern PREMIER P W D L F A Pts South Shields 9 7 2 0 21 5 23 Matlock Tn 9 7 0 2 21 7 21 Whitby Town 8 6 1 1 11 4 19 Buxton 8 5 3 0 16 5 18 Bamber Bridge 9 5 2 2 20 12 17 Lancaster City 9 5 1 3 19 11 16 Stafford Rgs 9 4 2 3 11 6 14 Warrington Twn 9 4 2 3 10 9 14 Basford Utd 9 3 4 2 10 9 13 Hyde Utd 9 4 0 5 13 13 12 At Collieries 8 4 0 4 8 8 12 FC United 8 3 2 3 11 9 11 Scarborough At 8 3 2 3 8 10 11 Mickleover 9 3 2 4 10 15 11 Nantwich Tn 9 3 1 5 7 11 10 Gainsborough 10 3 1 6 6 17 10 Stalybridge C 10 3 0 7 10 15 9 Ashton Utd 9 1 5 3 9 11 8 Radcliffe 9 2 2 5 7 14 8 Grantham Town 9 1 3 5 9 23 6 Witton Alb 8 1 2 5 7 20 5 Morpeth Town 9 1 1 7 9 19 4 P W D L F A GD Pts Forest Green 8 6 1 1 18 8 10 19 Leyton Orient 8 4 3 1 16 7 9 15 Harrogate Town 7 4 2 1 13 9 4 14 Northampton 8 4 2 2 7 5 2 14 Exeter 8 3 4 1 11 5 6 13 Hartlepool 8 4 1 3 8 6 2 13 Port Vale 8 3 3 2 9 6 3 12 Rochdale 8 3 3 2 12 10 2 12 Bradford 8 3 3 2 11 9 2 12 Swindon 8 3 3 2 9 7 2 12 Tranmere 8 3 2 3 4 3 1 11 Newport 8 3 2 3 9 11 -2 11 Carlisle 8 2 4 2 9 9 0 10 Crawley Town 7 3 1 3 8 10 -2 10 Barrow 8 2 3 3 11 10 1 9 Colchester 7 2 3 2 7 7 0 9 Salford City 8 2 2 4 7 8 -1 8 Sutton Utd 7 2 2 3 6 8 -2 8 Walsall 8 2 2 4 8 11 -3 8 Mansfield 8 2 2 4 10 14 -4 8 Stevenage 8 2 2 4 7 13 -6 8 Bristol Rovers 8 2 1 5 6 13 -7 7 Scunthorpe 8 1 4 3 6 13 -7 7 Oldham 8 1 1 6 4 14 -10 4 Bradford 1 Barrow 1 Vernam 59 Kay 21 HT: 0-1 Att: 15,403 Bristol R 1 L Orient 3 Pitman 90 (pen) Smith 17 Archibald 33 HT: 0-3 Drinan 41 Carlisle 2 Scunthorpe 2 Gibson 81 Jarvis 3 Dickenson 90 Onariase 44 HT: 0-2 Att: 4,499 Colchester 0 Crawley Tn 1 Payne 22 HT: 0-1 Att: 2,640 Exeter 2 Sutton Utd 0 Goodliffe 68 (og) Nombe 84 HT: 0-0 Att: 4,511 Mansfield 1 Rochdale 1 Johnson 73 Cashman 50 HT: 0-0 Newport C 2 Walsall 1 Demetriou 9 Shade 45 Clarke 87 HT: 1-1 Att: 3,825 N’thamptn 1 Swindon 1 Horsfall 83 Simpson 57 HT: 0-0 Att: 5,863 Oldham 0 Hartlepool 0 HT: 0-0 Port Vale 2 Harrogate 0 Worrall 27 Wilson 47 HT: 1-0 Att: 5,435 Stevenage 0 Forest Gn 4 HT: 0-1 Att: 3,111 wilson 2 Stevens 50 Matt 58, Young 81 Tranmere 2 Salford C 0 Morris 13 (pen) Nevitt 48 HT: 1-0 SPORT IN BRIEF Cricket t20 Blast - Semi Final, Hampshire v Somerset, Edgbaston: Hampshire 150 (20.0 overs; J J Weatherley 71; J H Davey 4-34). Somerset 153-8 (19.4 overs; T B Abell 50). Somerset beat Hampshire by 2 wickets. Semi Final, Kent v Sussex, Edgbaston: Kent 168-8 (20.0 overs; D J Bell- Drummond 82). Sussex 147 (19.1 overs; F J Klaassen 4-17). Kent beat Sussex by 21 runs. Golf European Tour Dutch Open 3rd Round, Bernadus Golf, Cromvoirt, Netherlands 3rd Round(Gbr & Irl unless stated, Par 72): 193 K Broberg (Swe) 68 64 61, 201 M Helligkilde (Den) 67 66 68, 202 R Mansell 71 64 67, M Schmid (Ger) 68 69 65, A Canizares (Spa) 68 67 67, 203 T Detry (Bel) 67 66 70, 204 D van Driel (Ned) 72 66 66, 205 J Veerman (USA) 70 67 68, N Kearney 65 69 71.206 R Langasque (Fra) 69 69 68, J Janewattananond (Tha) 71 68 67, M Kieffer (Ger) 66 68 72, R Santos (Por) 67 71 68, A Saddier (Fra) 70 68 68 SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP Aberdeen............... 0 St Johnstone.......... 1 Hibernian.............. 2 St Mirren................2 Ross County........... 2 Hearts....................2 P W D L F A Pts Hibernian 6 3 3 0 12 6 12 Rangers 5 4 0 1 10 4 12 Hearts 6 3 3 0 9 5 12 Motherwell 5 3 1 1 8 5 10 Celtic 5 3 0 2 16 3 9 Aberdeen 6 2 2 2 6 6 8 Dundee Utd 5 2 1 2 2 4 7 St Johnstone 6 1 3 2 3 4 6 St Mirren 6 0 4 2 5 12 4 Dundee 5 0 3 2 4 11 3 Ross County 6 0 3 3 5 13 3 Livingston 5 0 1 4 2 9 1 CHAMPIONSHIP Dunfermline.......... 0 Inverness CT...........0 Hamilton................ 0 Ayr..........................2 Morton.................. 0 Raith....................... 1 Partick.................. 0 Kilmarnock.............2 Queen of South...... 0 Arbroath................2 P W D L F A Pts Inverness 6 5 1 0 7 1 16 Kilmarnock 6 5 0 1 8 1 15 Arbroath 6 4 1 1 14 4 13 Partick 6 3 0 3 11 10 9 Raith 5 2 1 2 7 6 7 Ayr 6 2 1 3 7 8 7 Queen of Sth 6 2 0 4 7 10 6 Morton 6 1 1 4 5 10 4 Hamilton 6 1 1 4 6 14 4 Dunfermline 5 0 2 3 3 11 2 LEAGUE 1 Airdrieonians........ 3 East Fife.................0 Clyde..................... 2 Queen’s Park...........2 Falkirk................... 1 Dumbarton..............2 Montrose............... 0 Alloa......................2 Peterhead.............. 0 Cove Rangers.......... 1 P W D L F A Pts Queen’s Park 7 3 4 0 10 4 13 Dumbarton 7 4 1 2 15 10 13 Cove Rangers 7 3 2 2 12 9 11 Montrose 7 3 2 2 10 7 11 Airdrieonians 7 3 2 2 11 10 11 Alloa 7 3 1 3 10 8 10 Falkirk 7 3 1 3 9 8 10 Clyde 7 2 2 3 10 15 8 Peterhead 7 2 0 5 8 12 6 East Fife 7 1 1 5 7 19 4 LEAGUE 2 Albion................... 0 Kelty Hearts...........3 Cowdenbeath.......... 1 Forfar.................... 1 Elgin...................... 0 Annan Athletic........2 Stranraer............. 2 Stenhousemuir........0 P W D L F A Pts Kelty Hearts 7 5 2 0 16 5 17 Annan Ath 7 5 0 2 13 6 15 Stirling 7 4 1 2 11 9 13 Forfar 7 2 4 1 9 6 10 Edinburgh City 7 3 1 3 6 7 10 Stranraer 7 2 2 3 6 10 8 Albion 7 2 1 4 7 12 7 Elgin 7 1 3 3 7 10 6 Cowdenbth 7 1 2 4 8 12 5 Stenhousemr 7 1 2 4 6 12 5 WELSH PREM P W D L F A Pts The New Saints 6 5 1 0 15 6 16 Flint Town Utd 6 4 0 2 14 5 12 Bala Town 6 3 3 0 10 4 12 Caernarfon Twn 6 3 1 2 11 8 10 Barry Town Utd 6 3 1 2 10 8 10 Connah’s Q N 6 2 2 2 5 4 8 Cardiff Met Uni 6 2 2 2 5 9 8 Penybont 6 1 4 1 10 8 7 Newtown 6 2 1 3 11 11 7 Aberystwyth 6 2 0 4 4 6 6 Haverfordwest c 6 1 1 4 6 12 4 Cefn Druids 6 0 0 6 1 21 0 Rugby Union Gallagher Premiership: Leicester 34, Exeter 19; Northampton 34, Gloucester 20; Sale 20, Bath 19; Worcester 36, London Irish 24. P W D L B F A Pts Leicester............ 1 1 0 0 1 34 19 5 Northampton.... 1 1 0 0 1 34 20 5 Worcester.......... 1 1 0 0 1 36 24 5 Saracens............ 1 1 0 0 0 26 9 4 Sale..................... 1 1 0 0 0 20 19 4 Bath.................... 1 0 0 1 1 19 20 1 London Irish..... 1 0 0 1 1 24 36 1 Harlequins........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Newcastle......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Wasps................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Gloucester......... 1 0 0 1 0 20 34 0 Exeter................. 1 0 0 1 0 19 34 0 Bristol................ 1 0 0 1 0 9 26 0 The Championship: Cornish Pirates 33, Richmond 18; Coventry 39, Doncaster 22; Ealing Trailfinders 54, Hartpury RFC 20; London Scottish 7, Jersey Reds 48; Nottingham P, Ampthill P. THIS WEEk’S FIXTURES today 3pm unless stated Premier League Brighton v Leicester (2pm); Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea (4.30pm); West Ham v Man Utd (2pm). cinch Scottish Premiership Dundee Utd v Dundee (12pm); Livingston v Celtic; Rangers v Motherwell. Tuesday 7.45pm unless stated Carabao Cup - Third round Brentford v Oldham; Burnley v Rochdale; Fulham v Leeds; Man City v Wycombe; Norwich v Liverpool; Preston North End v Cheltenham; QPR v Everton; Sheff Utd v Southampton; Watford v Stoke; Wigan v Sunderland. Sky Bet League One Crewe v Morecambe; Gillingham v Charlton; Portsmouth v Plymouth. Sky Bet League Two Crawley Town v Harrogate Town. papa johns trophy Northern Group E Doncaster v Man City U21 (7pm). Group F Bradford v Man Utd U21 (7pm). Southern Group H Cambridge Utd v Tottenham Hotspur U21 (7pm). Wednesday 7.45pm unless stated Carabao Cup - Third round Arsenal v AFC Wimbledon; Brighton v Swansea (7.30pm); Chelsea v Aston Villa; Man Utd v West Ham; Millwall v Leicester; Wolverhampton v Tottenham Hotspur. Friday 7.45pm unless stated Sky Bet Championship Coventry v Peterborough; West Brom v QPR (8pm). Sky Bet League Two Barrow v Newport County. cinch Scottish Championship Arbroath v Kilmarnock. Saturday 3pm unless stated Premier League Brentford v Liverpool (5.30pm); Chelsea v Man City (12.30pm); Everton v Norwich; Leeds v West Ham; Leicester v Burnley; Man Utd v Aston Villa (12.30pm); Watford v Newcastle. Sky Bet Championship AFC Bournemouth v Luton; Birmingham v Preston North End; Blackburn v Cardiff; Blackpool v Barnsley; Bristol City v Fulham; Nottm Forest v Millwall; Reading v Middlesbrough (12.30pm); Sheff Utd v Derby; Stoke v Hull; Swansea v Huddersfield. Sky Bet League One Burton Albion v Lincoln City; Cambridge Utd v Fleetwood Town; Charlton v Portsmouth; Ipswich v Sheff Wed; Milton Keynes Dons v Wycombe; Morecambe v Accrington Stanley; Oxford Utd v Gillingham; Plymouth v Doncaster; Rotherham v Crewe; Shrewsbury v AFC Wimbledon; Sunderland v Bolton; Wigan v Cheltenham. Sky Bet League Two Crawley Town v Bradford; Forest Green v Tranmere; Harrogate Town v Stevenage; Hartlepool v Exeter; Leyton Orient v Mansfield; Rochdale v Oldham; Salford City v Northampton; Scunthorpe v Port Vale; Sutton Utd v Carlisle; Swindon v Colchester; Walsall v Bristol Rovers. cinch Scottish Premiership Dundee v Rangers; Hearts v Livingston; Motherwell v Ross County. N IRELAND PREM P W D L F A Pts Cliftonville 5 4 1 0 9 4 13 Glentoran 4 3 0 1 10 4 9 Larne 4 3 0 1 10 5 9 Carrick 5 3 0 2 7 5 9 Coleraine 5 2 1 2 12 7 7 Crusaders 4 2 1 1 6 3 7 Linfield 3 2 1 0 6 3 7 Glenavon 4 1 2 1 8 7 5 Warrenpoint Tn 5 1 0 4 3 14 3 Ballymena Utd 3 0 1 2 3 7 1 Portadown 5 0 1 4 5 12 1 Dungannon 3 0 0 3 3 11 0 SSE National League 1: Blackheath 23, Darlington Mowden Park 14; Caldy 0, Birmingham Moseley 24; Cambridge P, Old Elthamians P; Chinnor 28, Cinderford 33; Leeds Tykes 33, Bishop’s Stortford 25; Plymouth Albion 19, Rams 26; Taunton Titans 14, Rosslyn Park 40; Tonbridge Juddians 30, Sale FC 21. National League 2 North: Chester 27, Stourbridge 36; Harrogate 17, Blaydon 12; Huddersfield 15, Fylde 22; Hull 29, Sheffield Tigers 0; Loughborough Students 29, Hull Ionians 24; Rotherham Titans 48, Bournville 46; Tynedale 18, Luctonians 10; Wharfedale 26, Sedgley Park 43. National League 2 South: Bury St Edmunds 29, Rochford Hundred 3; Canterbury 29, Worthing 24; Clifton 57, Barnes 10; Dings Crusaders 31, Guernsey 34; Esher 64, Barnstaple 22; Hinckley 26, Old Albanians 32; Redruth P, Henley P; Westcliff 17, Leicester Lions 50. Rugby League Betfred Championship: Newcastle 12, Toulouse 82.

Plus! With all your lifestyle extras ISSUE 458 SEPTEMBER 19 2021 Joe Wicks ‘I was a naughty kid, but now my parents are proud’ Saddle up The cowgirl trend makes a comeback Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez Inside their stylish family home in Manchester KATIE PIPER ‘I don’t worry about things that haven’t happened’ YOUR FULL SEVEN-DAY TELLY GUIDE PULL-OUT

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Contents Follow us on @dailystar @thedailystar @dailystar Guys get the latest buys 16 Fashion goes West this season 12 Afro curls get co-washed 7 13 Back to basics with Poppy O’Toole Celeb chat 4 Katie Piper chats positivity 9 Lucy Watson talks wedding plans 10 At home with Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Márquez 17 Joe Wicks on getting the royal seal of approval for his workouts Lifestyle 6 This week we love 7 Best beauty buys 12 Go wild with the Western look 13 Recipes from chef Poppy O’Toole 14 Killer snuffed out two women after they rejected him 16 Get the gear Entertainment 19 Puzzles 23 What’s happening in soapland this week 24 Seven-day TV guide 38 Horoscopes 9 Katie Piper focuses on the good things in life 6 Go on, treat yourself! Editor-In-Chief Caroline Waterston (maternity) Acting Editor-In-Chief Karen Cross Acting Deputy Editors-In-Chief Lizzie Smith and Rowan Erlam Acting Celebrity & Entertainment Director Lisa Jarvis Acting Deputy Celebrity & Entertainment Director Jenny Kyte Celebrity Editor Sarah Morton Entertainment Editor Clare Fisher TV Editor Jenny Rodger Features & Lifestyle Director Emma Jones Deputy Features & Lifestyle Director Michelle Garnett Lifestyle Editor Victoria Gray Health & Real Life Editor Susanna Galton Fashion & Beauty Director Michelle Darlow Beauty Director Lynne Hyland Fashion Editors Harriet Wheeler and Lauren Goodwin-Grafton Beauty Editor Laura Mulley Creative Director Polly Leigh Art Editor Lauren Richards-Ozzati Deputy Art Editors Chloe Reeves and Louise Robinson Acting Deputy Art Editor Alexandra Hurst Picture Editors Abby Wells, Sal Jackson and Sarah White Senior Picture Researchers Jeanne Terblanche and Lina Darton Production Director Jennie Wignall Chief Sub Editor Becky Ward Deputy Chief Sub Editors Melanie Hancill and Sam Kistamah Group Image Quality Manager Simon Spann Senior Studio Manager Lee Edwards PHOTOS: DAN KENNEDY/BEDECKHOME.COM, Getty TV LIFE 3


CELEB CHAT ‘I only live in the present’ Katie Piper on Loose Women and helping others to stay positive When we get Katie Piper on the phone for a natter, the Loose Women newbie and bestselling author is enjoying a child-free moment of peace and quiet. “I’ve just sat down in a quiet house with no kids and I can give you my full attention. It’s luxurious – this never happens,” laughs Katie, 37, who is mum to daughters Belle, seven, and Penelope, three, with her husband Richard Sutton. We’re catching up with the model and presenter to hear all about her new book, A Little Bit Of Faith: Hopeful Affirmations For Every Day Of The Year. Full of hope and warmth, the book, which is Katie’s ninth, offers readers 365 affirmations to inspire positivity and help them overcome challenging times. Katie herself knows a thing or two about those. In 2008, aged 24, she survived an acid attack that had been arranged by her ex-boyfriend. But rather than let the incident defeat her, Katie used her experience to set up the Katie Piper Foundation to help burns survivors. Here, Katie tells us how thrilled she was to land the Loose Women gig and why she wants her daughters to have a good work ethic… How have the last 18 months been for you and your family? I think myself and my husband now know we never want to be school teachers. An extra level of respect has developed, especially for people like supermarket workers and delivery drivers. When I was in college, I worked at Tesco, as my parents said I needed to earn money, and it really set me up to be the person I am now. Will you encourage your daughters to get jobs once they’re old enough? Definitely. They will have to get jobs because I’m not going to support them! There’s your headline, “I’m not going to support my kids!” But no, they do need to learn about the importance of earning their own money and respecting people. Do you worry about them using social media when they’re older? My ethos in the affirmation book is I only live in the present tense, so I don’t spend my life worrying about things that haven’t happened yet. And with a three and a seven-year-old, it’s not something that’s on their radar right now. How do you deal with trolling? I’m lucky as I generally have a really positive following. The sort of people who follow me are looking for affirmations and self-help stuff. I actually find social media a positive place and, as a woman, I find it empowering as I’m able to use it to earn money while I’m at home with my children. In the olden days, women could only earn money by leaving the house. It’s almost a feminist movement as we’re opening ‘I find social media an empowering, positive place’ up revenue lines to women and still allowing them to be mothers. You joined the panel of Loose Women in August. What was it like when you got the call? I had an interview on Zoom first of all. I know the team from being on there as a guest and then when I got the call I was just really thrilled to be asked. I think you get to show people a different side to you, which I like. It’s one of those programmes that’s been a part of everyone’s lives. Congratulations on your new book A Little Bit Of Faith... Thank you. If you’d told me before that I’d be publishing my ninth book, I never would have believed you. I will never stop being grateful to be doing this and to have such a loyal following. Like so many other people, I’ve spent so many years doing jobs just to get paid, so now She has brought out a new bedding collection to have a career doing something I’m passionate about is amazing. What was the inspiration behind the book? Affirmations and self-help have always been something I’ve written about in my books and leaned on myself as a consumer. Then, in the first lockdown when we were all really scared and not many people were working, I thought, “What can I offer on Instagram that people don’t have to buy?” I wrote an affirmation book five years ago and I decided instead of putting the link to buy it, I would read it out every day. It grew and we became a community and I started explaining how I use the affirmations. I spoke to my publisher and said I wanted to write a book that was like what I was doing on Instagram. There are aspects of Christianity and spirituality in it, but there’s something for everyone. Do you and your family go to church regularly? I was a dedicated two-days-a-week churchgoer. Then when I met my husband and work got busier, I wasn’t able to go as often. But when we got married, we enrolled in a course together. We did a six-week Christian marriage course, but I kind of had to drag him there! Me and the kids go now and then, but for me the way I feel connected to God is through this app called Lectio 365. It gives you a daily devotion and there’s a prayer and scripture from the Bible that relates to that prayer. Finally, you’ve created a fabulous new bedding and interiors collection. How did that come about? For a long time now, my bedroom has been a sanctuary to me. It’s so important to have a peaceful, lovely space to retreat to and sleep in. I’ve always loved treating myself to new bedding and accessories and that’s exactly the joy I hope my collection will bring. Katie’s book A Little Bit Of Faith: Hopeful Affirmations For Every Day Of The Year is out now, in bookstores and online. Her bedding collection is available from bedeckhome.com TV LIFE 5

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Beauty file Deputy beauty editor Zoe Cripps reveals this week’s must-have buys BLUSH CRUSH BUZZ WORD I know that creamy blushers are bang on trend, but is it terribly retro of me to admit I just love a powder formula? Of course, I don’t mean a cakey one – I mean Diego dalla Palma Powder Blush, £21.50. It comes in nine flattering shades and has a pigmented formula made to give the complexion a healthy flush. It also comes paired with a little brush and is housed in a protective compact so you can pop it in your handbag without worrying about it breaking. Get ready, get set, skin prep with Rodial Bee Venom Jelly Eye Patches, £32 for a pack of four. These luxurious under-eye masks are saturated with a serum made from ethically sourced bee venom and vitamin C, and can help de-puff and firm when worn for 15 minutes. They are great for popping on before getting ready for a big event to provide a smoother base for concealer. HYDRO HEROES There’s been a whopping 70% increase in Google searches for how to get rid of eye bags and puffiness, proving that we’re united in our battle against under-eye baggage. If you’re looking for a bargain solution to the problem, try Simple’s new Eye Gels, £7.99 each. There’s a Brightening version for targeting dark circles and a Hydrating one for plumping and smoothing the eye area. Both have a cooling and de-puffing gel formula. CUSTOMISED CURLS BEAUTY If you have Afro, mixed-texture or curly hair you may well be aware of co-washing – where you use one product to do the job of both a shampoo and of a conditioner – but you might not have yet found your hair’s perfect match. Introducing Function of Beauty Custom Co-Wash, £25 each – a new all-in-one cleansing conditioner containing a blend of avocado oil, shea butter and black castor seed oil. Personalise it by choosing the scent and colour of the bottle. BARGAIN BUYS DIY beauty is having a moment, largely due to the fact we all had to go without our favourite salon treatments for such extended periods. To give shoppers an affordable solution to eyelash extensions and pro brow and lash tints, Primark has launched a new Beauty Coup collection – created to make home treatments cheap and achievable. Shop Magnetic Faux Mink Lashes & Liner, £6, Lash Tints, £7 and Brow Tints, £6. TV LIFE 7

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‘I wouldn’t have been able CELEB CHAT to do it alone’ Lucy Watson on her wedding to James Dunmore and living a vegan lifestyle Former Made In Chelsea co-stars Lucy Watson and James Dunmore wed earlier this month on the beautiful Greek island of Kefalonia. Lucy looked elegant in an off-the-shoulder gown with a large ruffled skirt and a lengthy train, while her new husband looked dashing in a stylish black suit. Though their day was pictureperfect in the end, the planning process was not without its stresses, coming right in the middle of the pandemic. “It’s been stressful, but it’s not something I want to complain about. It’s definitely first-world problems. There are a lot of greater problems in the world,” Lucy says as we catch up just before her big day. She also confesses that she and James, 32, couldn’t have made their wedding dream a reality without the help of an “amazing” planner. Here, Lucy, 30, reveals all about planning a wedding during a pandemic, why she switched from being vegetarian to vegan and getting back to the gym… Hi, Lucy! How has the past year been for you? It’s been crazy. It’s been a good time to refocus on what’s important and to really just get your life organised. Because there was such a long amount of time where we couldn’t do anything, I just want to do everything now. I’ve just moved house, adopted a puppy and I’m getting married. It feels like we’re doing everything we can possibly do in the space of a few months Lucy and James married in Greece because we’ve finally got that freedom to do it. How did you find being a brideto-be with so much uncertainty? It’s been stressful, but it’s not something I want to complain about. It’s definitely first-world problems. There are a lot of greater problems in the world. I’ve worked with a wedding planner – they’ve been amazing. I don’t think I would have been able to do it on my own. Why was it important for you to support the Target Zero campaign against animal testing? I’ve been against animal testing for as long as I can remember. I was really shocked to find out that around three million animals are tested on in Great Britain and Northern Ireland every year. Even though I would say I’m very knowledgeable about animal welfare, I didn’t know that animal testing was still going on in the UK. So I was super keen to raise awareness. This is something people have been petitioning against for over 100 years. I think animal testing should be banned everywhere, so why not start with trying to ban it in the UK? You follow a vegan lifestyle. What made you want to take the leap from being vegetarian? I was vegetarian because I grew up on a working farm and I love animals and I didn’t want to see them get killed. And obviously in order to eat meat you have to pay for an animal to be killed. It’s kind of the same with animal products of all kinds. I think as soon as I realised that, I put two and two together and just didn’t really want to pay for that. I didn’t want to pay for death. A vegan diet is really accessible now. I don’t feel like I miss out on anything. I eat whatever I want, but vegan. I’d say I have a healthy, delicious diet. What health benefits have you experienced so far? That wasn’t the reason I went vegan – it didn’t really cross my mind. I ‘I love animals and don’t want to see them get killed’ went vegan for the animals. But I think you slowly start to realise the health benefits anyway. For me, I was eating a lot of dairy and I noticed that I did lose quite a lot of fat around my face. It’s not an aesthetic thing but I’m sure having that level of fat going into my body wasn’t healthy. Now I have more energy in the gym, my skin is clear and my nails are growing longer and stronger than ever before. What are some of your favourite dishes? I love all the vegan junk food if I’m honest. I love vegan mac and cheese. I’ll make it with a cashew cheese and either a wholegrain or lentil pasta so it’s healthier. I literally love food. Do you do most of the cooking at home? I do all the cooking at home. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m one of those people who can’t watch other people cook for me. I like to be in control of the kitchen. I have a certain way that I like to do things. James will hold his hands up and say he’s not the best cook either so it’s so much easier if I do it. I enjoy it. Is James vegan, too? James is plant-based. He’s not as strict as me, but he doesn’t really eat animal products. If he slips up, he won’t have as much as a problem with it as I would. You look great. What’s your fitness regime? At the moment, I don’t really work out at all, but in an ideal world I’d work out three times a week. I do a lot of walking at the moment. I walk my dogs every day and I like to get my steps in. My life has been so hectic – I haven’t had a chance to work out. I’ve just been doing at-home Pilates. I’d love to get back into the gym. Lucy is supporting animal protection organisations Cruelty Free International, Animal Free Research UK and Scotland’s OneKind to launch a new campaign called Target Zero, urging the public to put an end to animal testing. Visit petition.parliament.uk/ petitions/590216 words: clare fisher PHOTOS: Getty TV LIFE 9

PEEK AT THEIR PAD At home with Gemma Atkinson & Gorka Marquez The couple have a modern abode in Manchester There’s no excuse for skipping a workout when you have a gym in your house. Well, we could probably still think of a few. The dogs, Ollie and Norman, get involved in family photo shoots. Although, one is more of a natural than the other. Like father, like daughter. Sometimes Mia just needs five minutes of peace with a good book. Strictly Come Dancing professional Gorka can incorporate dance into any moment, even making a roast dinner. Just watch the gravy, please. 10 TV LIFE

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Five-star flavours FooD Chef and social media star Poppy o’Toole shares delicious dishes from her debut book aubergine parmigiana For the tomato sauce 10 garlic cloves, peeled 11⁄2 tsp salt, plus extra for the garlic 120ml olive oil 6 x 400g tins of plum tomatoes A big pinch of black pepper 2 tsp sugar 1 tsp red wine vinegar A bunch of basil, leaves picked and torn 1 red chilli, sliced into rounds For the aubergines 4 aubergines 50ml tbsp olive oil, plus extra for greasing 2 tsp dried oregano Salt and black pepper 1⁄2 bunch of basil, leaves picked and torn For the topping 2 x 125g balls of mozzarella or vegan alternative, torn 50g pecorino or vegan hard cheese, finely grated ●To make the tomato sauce, crush the garlic with a pinch of salt. You should be left with a lovely paste. ●Place a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the olive oil and garlic. Fry for about 2-3 minutes, until aromatic. ●Add the tomatoes. Pour water into one of the empty tins, give it a swill and pour the contents into the pan. ●Add the 11⁄2 teaspoons of salt and the pinch of pepper. Reduce the heat to low and leave the sauce to bubble away for 21⁄2 hours, until it’s deep red and thick. It should reduce by about one quarter. ●Stir through the sugar, vinegar, torn basil and the chilli, if using. Set aside. ●Preheat your oven to 200°C/ 180°C fan/400°F/gas mark 6. ●Chop the green tops off the aubergines and cut them lengthways into 5mm slices. Lay them on kitchen paper and sprinkle with salt. Leave for 10 minutes and blot dry with kitchen paper. ●Grease 3 or 4 baking trays with a little oil. Add the aubergine slices. They can overlap slightly, but if you don’t have enough baking trays, do this in batches. ●Sprinkle with olive oil and oregano, and season with salt SErVES 4-6 and pepper. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, until a little crisp around the edges. ●Put 1-2 ladlefuls of sauce in a medium ovenproof dish. Layer with the aubergines and a few pieces of basil. ●Repeat the process of sauce, aubergine slices and basil until the dish is almost full. Aim for at least 3 layers of aubergine. Finish with a thin layer of tomato sauce. ●Sprinkle the mozzarella and hard cheese over, then put it in the oven to bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden and bubbling. Butterscotch apple crumble ●Preheat the oven to 190°C/170°C fan/375°F/gas mark 5. ●To make the topping, mix the flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Then, a few cubes at a time, add the butter and use your thumbs and fingertips to rub it in until it looks like lovely, chunky breadcrumbs. You don’t want it too fine as some lumps are good for extra crunch once it’s cooked. Set aside. ●In a medium saucepan melt the butter over a medium heat. Add the sugar and stir. Leave to dissolve, stirring every so often, just so the caramel doesn’t burn. ●Meanwhile, pour the cream into a jug and stir in the vanilla. 4-6 ●After about 3 to 5 minutes, reduce the heat under the pan to low and, using a whisk, carefully pour in the vanilla cream, whisking as you go. ●Add the apple and flaky salt, and gently stir them through so that the slices are completely coated in the thick butterscotch. ●Transfer this mixture to a medium oven dish and scatter the crumble evenly over the top. ●Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until the crumble is a golden colour and the filling is bubbling. ●Serve the hot crumble in bowls smothered in lashings of custard – and vanilla ice cream. I love it with that, too. SErVES For the topping 150g plain flour 90g dark brown soft sugar A pinch of salt 100g butter, cubed and chilled For the filling 50g butter 150g dark brown soft sugar 100ml double cream 1⁄4 tsp vanilla extract 2 large cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced A large pinch of flaky salt Tikka salmon SErVES 4 For the salmon 400g boneless salmon fillet, skin on 3 tbsp tandoori masala powder 2 tbsp Greek or coconut milk yoghurt Juice of 1 lemon 1 tbsp olive oil Salt and black pepper For the cucumber salad Juice of 1 lime 1⁄2 cucumber, sliced into ribbons A small bunch of coriander, leaves picked and chopped A small bunch of mint, leaves picked and chopped A pinch of flaky salt To serve 4 flatbreads Mango chutney 1 red chilli, optional, sliced into rounds, deseeded for less heat Bombay mix, optional ●Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/400°F/ gas mark 6 and line a baking tray with baking paper. ●Pat the fish dry with kitchen paper and place on the tray. ●Mix the remaining salmon ingredients in a bowl. Use this for smothering the salmon. You want a nice, thick layer. ●Leave to marinate at room temperature for 10 minutes. ●Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, until the salmon is opaque and cooked through. ●Meanwhile, make the cucumber salad. Mix together the lime juice, the cucumber ribbons and both the herbs. Season with the salt and set aside. ●Smother the flatbreads in mango chutney, top with flakes of pink salmon and cover with the salad. For an extra kick, add slices of chilli and Bombay mix, then fold the flatbreads and eat. PhoToS: LouISE haggEr TV LIFE 13

The obsessive brute who killed two women for rejecting him Kylr Yust dumped his victims at the same remote site, 10 years apart Kara Kopetsky was a typical fun-loving teenager with a contagious smile that made people gravitate towards her. The high school student loved music and animals, and her friends and family were the centre of her world. But life took a dramatic turn for the 17-year-old from Belton, Missouri, in 2006 when she met Kylr Yust. While Kara was laid-back and friendly, Yust, 18, was intense and had a temper, causing her nothing but problems. They dated for nine months before breaking up in April 2007 – and then things started to turn nasty. Kara went to the police and reported that she had been leaving her part-time job at a fast food restaurant when Yust forced her into his car after she refused to hang out with him. She claimed he’d driven her around before finally letting her go, saying in her statement, “I’m unsure what he will do next because the abuse had gotten worse over time.” Kara applied for a protection order, which was served to Yust on 1 May. On 4 May, just after 9am, security cameras captured Kara unexpectedly leaving Belton High School. That night, she didn’t show up for work and she didn’t return to the family home. Her worried mum reported her missing and a search soon got underway. When questioned, Yust said he’d spoken to Kara on the phone but he didn’t know where she was. Phone records showed she and Yust had both called each other just before she left the school that morning. A mutual friend of the estranged couple told police that Yust had admitted he’d seen Kara in person but told them not to tell anyone as he 14 TV LIFE ‘Mushroom hunters discovered a human skull’ Yust denied killing the two women had violated the protection order. Yust denied having anything to do with Kara vanishing but her family and the police weren’t so sure. There were simply no leads to go on and no evidence to connect him with her disappearance. Kara’s belongings, including her bank card, were found in her locker at the school as though she would return to collect them – but she never did. Weeks turned into months, then years. Kara’s family were convinced that Yust was to blame for her disappearance and his behaviour only fuelled their suspicions. Over the years, many of Yust’s girlfriends told the police he was jealous, erratic and violent. He made threats and even choked a former partner, which resulted in him being placed on probation. There were also charges for animal cruelty after he harmed kittens and more protection orders were taken out against him. In 2013, Yust was arrested on drug trafficking charges and sentenced to four years in prison. But still, frustratingly, Kara’s fate remained unknown. Yust was released in September 2016 and six days later, on 8 September, Jessica Runions attended a party in Grandview, Missouri. The 21-year-old worked as a pastry chef in a restaurant at a retirement community and had recently been promoted. She hoped to go to college to study journalism. But after being seen leaving the party with a man, she vanished. Her worried family reported her missing and hours later her black Chevy Equinox was found in a remote wooded area. It had been set on fire. Investigators were then shocked when they found out who Jessica had left the party with – Yust, then aged 27. Acting possessively Witnesses said he’d been drinking heavily and acting “possessively” towards Jessica and aggressively towards other people. Yust’s half-brother, Jessep Carter, came forward to say that Yust had asked him to set fire to Jessica’s vehicle. Yust, who had burns on CCTV footage showed Kara leaving her school in May 2007 Jessica vanished after leaving a party with Yust in 2016 his body, was held in custody and refused bail as he waited for trial. But there was no proof that Jessica had been harmed. Understandably, Kara’s family watched developments closely. Had history repeated itself almost a decade on? Seven months after Jessica vanished, mushroom hunters were in a remote rural area of Cass County, Missouri, when they discovered a human skull. As police made a thorough search, they found a second set of remains, a lot older than the first. Tragically, one set of remains was identified as Jessica. And then, months later, it was confirmed that the other was Kara. They had both been found nine miles from Kara’s school and just metres away from each other. And there was one terrible connection – the last man they both saw before they died. In October 2017, Yust was charged with two counts of first-degree murder. While awaiting his trial, Jessep, who was due to be a key witness, was arrested over new arson charges and took his own life in prison in 2018. Yust finally faced a jury this year, after pleading not guilty. The prosecution said that Yust had likely killed both Kara and Jessica with his bare hands before dumping

CRIME The defence claimed there was no evidence to link him to either death Yust tried to blame his late half-brother them both in “his spot” – and that he had done it because they had rejected him. “When Kara tried to end her relationship with Yust because of abuse, Yust said, ‘If I can’t have her, nobody can’,” the prosecution said. “Yust murdered Jessica with deliberation, same as he did Kara – because no one else can have Jessica, either.” Yust was called an “obsessive, jealous, pathetic” man who could not accept that both victims had stood up to him. But the defence said there was no physical evidence connecting him to either of the killings. sick boasts Yust took the stand to testify and tried to lay the blame on his dead half-brother. “I didn’t do anything to either of them,” he said. The prosecution said he must be the “most unlucky guy in the world” to have two of his former WORDS: GaIL ShORTLanD girlfriends go missing. “Anyone who has a brother who is a serial killer is unlucky,” Yust replied. But there were plenty of witnesses lined up to discredit him. A former girlfriend, who had dated Yust when she was 17, said they moved in together and their relationship was violent. She said in July 2011, Yust was drunk and he had put his hands around her throat when she tried to pack her bags and leave him. As he strangled her, he’d allegedly said, “I have killed other ex-girlfriends in jealousy. I will kill you before you can let another scream out of your throat.” Another ex, who had suffered violence at his hands, had worn a recording device for the FBI which captured Yust saying that Kara had refused to get in his car the day she vanished, so he’d grabbed her by the hair and forced her in. Another had heard Yust say that he’d killed Kara because “she didn’t love him” and he “didn’t ‘A bright and shining light snuffed out too soon’ Kara had a protection order against Yust want anyone else to have her”. In closing arguments, the defence said “talk is cheap” when they referred to Yust’s supposed confessions and insisted there was no evidence to connect him with the deaths. The prosecution set a timer to how long it takes to strangle someone to death and asked the jury to think about Kara and Jessica as the clock ticked down. “Those two girls didn’t know each other in life but they will be united forever together in death,” they said. In April this year, the jury found Yust not guilty of first-degree murder but guilty of manslaughter for Kara’s death and second-degree murder for Jessica’s death. In June, Yust faced sentencing. Kara’s mum, Rhonda Beckford, expressed her disappointment that her daughter’s killer hadn’t been found guilty of first-degree murder. “I don’t really feel that justice was served as far as Kara’s concerned,” she said. “I’m so sorry, Kara. I tried.” She described Kara as a “bright and shining light snuffed out too soon” and added that she was convinced Yust would kill again if he was given the chance. Yust, 32, got the maximum 15 years for voluntary manslaughter and life for second-degree murder. In Missouri, a life sentence is capped at 30 years, so his terms will run consecutively for a total of 45 years. Yust continues to deny his guilt, demonstrating an utter lack of remorse. He appeared to have got away with killing once so he thought he could do it again – but his victims were united in death and together, they finally put him behind bars. TV LIFE 15

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BLOKE CHAT ‘Prince George tried my workouts!’ Fitness phenomenon Joe Wicks on taking the nation by storm during lockdown – and even putting the royals through their paces Talking to Joe Wicks, you get the sense that he genuinely can’t believe people know who he is. But unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you’ll know all about Joe’s fitness empire. He first became an Instagram sensation thanks to his Body Coach Plan and Lean In 15 recipes. Lockdown saw him transform from social media influencer to household name, thanks to his daily workout sessions for children, called PE With Joe, and he now has more than four million followers. His reach was so wide, he was awarded an MBE for his services – and the royal seal of approval doesn’t stop there. “I met the Duchess of Cambridge at Wimbledon,” Joe says. “She said George had a go at some of my workouts during lockdown. It was pretty amazing.” Here, Joe, 35, tells us about that huge pinch-me moment and opens up about life at home with wife Rosie and their two children – Indie, three, and one-year-old Marley… Hi Joe. Have you had a chance yet to take in your crazy year? Even now, it’s still settling in just how many people took part in PE With Joe. I was just in my living room with a camera and a tripod, so I didn’t really have a perspective on how many people were enjoying it. It’s been a whirlwind. You received an MBE for your work. Has that sunk in? It feels surreal, especially because nothing happened for me. It got announced in the press but there was never a ceremony or anything like that, so it’s like it didn’t really happen. Have you met any of the royals before? I met the Duchess of Cambridge at Wimbledon. She turned around and told me that George had a go at some of my workouts during lockdown, which was quite nice. It was mad to think that the royal family even knew about my workouts. It was pretty amazing. Now you’re working with kids again on a new project, The Workout Badges series… I’ve got a daughter and a little boy, so when the opportunity came around, I jumped on it. There are 13 videos, each five to six minutes long, and each episode earns a different workout badge, like the Star Jump Badge or the Marching On The Spot Badge. There’s me and the two Joe’s new work project children and we all do the exercises. At the end of it, Duggee [from the CBeebies series Hey Duggee] gives us a badge to say “well done”. I was on set with big cardboard cut-outs, and sending pictures to Indie and Marley to show I’ve been working out with the squirrels and Duggee. Do you usually get your children involved in keeping active? They’ve always watched me training in the gym, running around the garden or doing a workout in the living room, so they’ve been exposed to it. But the more I show them how we can exercise or cook together, the more it becomes a family thing rather than a chore. We go upstairs and do a little workout together. Your little girl Indie seems so grown up already… We’ve been going to soft play recently, so I’ve realised how advanced she is. She loves reading, learning and doing her handwriting, so we encourage her. Has she adapted to becoming a big sister? She’s quite maternal. She looks after and takes care of Marley, so I think it’s just in her nature. They have their little arguments, but most of the time she’s holding his hand and making sure he’s safe. With such a busy work schedule, it must be important to maintain family time… Yeah, I’m looking forward to having a holiday. Hopefully I can take a week or two away somewhere With Rosie and their children with Rosie and the children. You’ve achieved lots over the last 18 months – you must be proud. What’s next on your bucket list? It’s hard because PE With Joe was such a career-defining moment that I think that’s probably going to be the peak of my career. But I still have so much ambition to work with children and young people. I’ve got a real passion for it and I think they need a lot of support, guidance and inspiration. The next few years will be dedicated to children’s health, fitness, mental health and nutrition. You’ve also teamed up with Louis Theroux for a new documentary... Louis Theroux has a production company called Mindhouse, so he and his team are helping with the edit. It’s a really powerful and emotional documentary around mental health. It’s looking at my family, and my journey with parents with mental health issues. How has filming been? It’s been intense. There are things I don’t remember that I’m getting told about, so it’s emotional and tough. Your parents must be so proud… My mum and dad are constantly saying how proud they are of me because I was a bit of a naughty kid. So to go on and do the stuff I have, and help so many people – they’re really proud. The Workout Badges will be available on The Body Coach TV YouTube channel and YouTube Kids app from 22 September PHOTOS: ANNA GORDON TV LIFE 17

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1 Who played bumbling spy Maxwell Smart in 2008’s Get Smart? 2 …and who starred opposite him as Agent 99? 3 Who has been Crying On The Bathroom Floor in the album chart? 4 Which Corrie youngster set fire to her future step-sibling’s cot recently? 5 Who became Ben’s business partner in The Arches in EastEnders? 6 Which actor recently married Frozen director Jennifer Lee? COMPLETE the puzzle, then ARROWORD rearrange the shaded squares to find the name of ???. Sinus build-up Towards the stern of a ship _ and soda, drink Wild animal home Alcoholic drink Belgian breakfast item _ Turner, singer Baseball cap, e.g. Fish eggs _ Kilmer, The Doors actor In this place Idle talk Whichever Relating to pitch, in music Speeds Find out how much you know about style, soaps, TV and pop with our fantastic quiz. Check your answers in next week’s Daily Star Sunday. 7 Who co-hosted Team GB’s Homecoming Concert alongside Greg James? 8 Which BBC1 sitcom is set in the haunted Button House? 9 In which 1993 film did Bill Murray live the same day over and over? _ charge, old military manouevre Hatchet _ Trafford, football stadium _ out, just make do with Sewing pins Loch Lomond, e.g. To hear the solution call 0907 181 1079. Calls cost 80p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge. CROSSWORD ACROSS 8 Mike _, multi-instrumentalist whose debut album was Tubular Bells (8) 9 _ Of The King, Tennyson poem cycle based on Arthurian legend (6) 10 Spanish sparkling wine similar to champagne (4) 11 Norwegian dramatist whose works include Hedda Gabler (5) 12 Israel’s national airline whose name means ‘to the skies’ (2,2) 13 Italian hard cheese made from ewes’ milk (8) 16 Planet whose moons include Titan and Rhea (6) 18 White gem which is an amorphous form of hydrated silica (4) 20 _ Corner, area of Westminster Abbey where Chaucer is buried (5) 21 Dave Dee, _, Beaky, Mick & Tich, group whose hits include The Legend Of Xanadu (4) 22 South American treeless plain (6) 23 Scottish parliament building (8) 26 Ancient Greek portico such as the “Painted Porch” where Zeno taught (4) 28 Wine produced in the Loire Valley region of France (5) 30 Liquid separated from curds in clotted milk (4) 31 Insect that makes a loud chirping sound (6) 32 1868 novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky (3,5) DOWN 1 Joe Orton play, Entertaining Mr _ (6) 2 King of Mercia who had an earthen barrier built between England and Wales (4) 3 Constellation containing Castor and Pollux (6) 4 2011 George Clooney and Ryan Gosling (pictured) movie, The _ Of March (4) 5 Greek god of wine and fertility (8) 6 Ancient Phoenician city that is the legendary birthplace of Dido (4) 7 Island in San Francisco Bay, once a famous prison (8) 14 Lowest deck of a wooden sailing ship with three or more decks (5) 15 Form of witchcraft practised in the West Indies (5) 17 English royal house that ruled from 1485 until 1603 (5) 19 Edible, banana-like fruit of the genus Musa (8) 20 Pakistani city near the Khyber Pass (8) 24 Oliver Hardy’s comedy partner, Stan _ (6) 25 King of the Fairies in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (6) 27 Dutch football team named after a Greek warrior (4) 29 Ballet step in which a dancer springs from one leg and lands on the other (4) 30 Watercourse dry except in the rainy season (4) Mix up the letters in the shaded squares to reveal the name of a classic sitcom (6,6) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Complete the puzzle, then rearrange the shaded squares to find the surname of an actor (9). 10 11 12 SHOWBITZ QUIZ 10 What was the title of Lady Gaga’s 2008 debut album? 11 Which Canadian star has had a recent hit with Take My Breath? 12 Which Repair Shop star heads up his Yorkshire Workshop on BBC2? 13 Colourblind was a 2002 number one for which reality TV personality? 14 Which 1996 film starred Woody Harrelson as a bowler with a false hand? 15 Who had a 1997 hit with Men In Black and also starred in the film? 16 Who presents Channel 4’s revival of Changing Rooms? 17 Which Olympian is set to appear on Strictly Come Dancing 2021? 18 Which member of Queen has reissued his solo album Back To The Light? 19 Which new film stars Ryan Reynolds as a video game character? 20 Who plays Cold War spy Greville Wynne in the movie The Courier? IF you can’t wait until next Sunday for the answers, ring 0907 181 2654. Calls cost 80p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge. SP: Spoke, 0333 202 3390 SAMURAI SUDOKU In Samurai Sudoku, normal sudoku rules apply for all five 9x9 sudokus, but the 9x9 inner sudoku shares four of its 3x3 boxes with those of the outside sudokus. 4 8 1 8 7 6 7 2 3 7 8 1 3 2 6 6 5 3 1 9 4 5 1 7 4 6 5 3 1 4 9 6 4 9 7 1 5 7 6 5 3 1 9 9 3 8 5 5 3 9 4 5 7 5 4 3 7 2 7 1 7 5 6 3 8 3 5 3 1 4 4 7 6 3 4 9 8 9 6 3 5 6 7 2 8 4 6 2 3 9 2 9 7 7 9 4 5 9 3 3 5 8 4 5 7 6 3 5 1 3 5 1 9 7 6 1 1 8 4 6 4 8 6 9 5 For extra clues call 0905 789 4163 Calls cost 80p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge. KAKURO Fill in each series of blank squares using the numbers 1 to 9. Each series – across and down – must add up to the number in the shaded box at the beginning or top of the series. A number may be repeated in each line but not in a series. pathfinder Starting with the highlighted letter U, follow a path to find 13 pigments. The trail passes through every letter once (but only once) and may go up, down, left or right, but not diagonally. 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 13 18 8 15 10 13 9 14 19 12 19 24 30 13 25 13 8 8 12 U R I N E V L A M B R E T R A U E R S T N R B M I T I T A A E A U I N R N N M W H S N O B R I T B I N A C E L K D O M I A C I G I N 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 To hear the across and down solutions call 0907 181 1080. Calls cost 80p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge. 15 16 6 21 11 22 8 12 8 9 25 23 5 L I O N O I N A H C M Y I R E U E D N I W L L O W R G I I V I R D R I V E A I D E L N T Y U P P N R M R U A I 20 TV LIFE

LAST WEEK’S ANSWERS: 1 Hamm; 2 Rex; 3 Billie Eilish; 4 Shona; 5 Islam; 6 Sara Davies; 7 Ant McPartlin; 8 Joanna Page; 9 The X Files: I Want to Believe; 10 Mermaids; 11 Prince; 12 Professor T; 13 Diana Ross; 14 Still Crazy; 15 When Will I Be Famous?; 16 New York; 17 Olly Murs; 18 Strangers; 19 The Last Letter From Your Lover; 20 M Night Shyamalan. Puzzle actor ALPHA PUZZLE Alphapuzzle® tests your logic and word power. Each grid number represents a letter. Each letter of the alphabet is used. Use the given letter or letters – below the main grid – to start. Can you beat the Target Time? Call for an Extra Letter Clue if you get stuck. Solution tomorrow. DIFFICULTY: 10/10; TARGET TIME: 30 minutes CLUE: Jumped out of plate-smashing! 11 9 5 9 19 21 2 14 15 9 8 24 24 12 10 16 12 24 16 1 9 24 9 23 8 5 12 14 1 26 24 2 10 1 9 12 8 8 11 24 14 1 12 7 24 2 9 12 24 22 17 9 2 1 8 15 17 6 23 24 CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS 1 Support for head, quiet one, left depressed (6) 4 Profession of egghead in vehicle with the queen (6) 7 Polish youth’s first red gemstone (4) 8 A voter possibly going round county taking outdoor garment (8) 9 Creep with it destroyed proof of purchase (7) 12 Domestic animal quiet before film (3) 14 Girl depressed and sickly yellow (6) 15 Meat for every food basket (6) 16 State, for example (3) 18 Male, red, breaking gemstone (7) 22 Beautifying preparation used by strange Scot with mice (8) 23 Egghead after information involving unit of heredity (4) 24 A man following saint, it’s declared (6) 25 Temporary accommodation on board ship for rascals (6) DOWN 1 Chaps sure to spoil items bought (9) 2 Bill, early, moving freely (9) 3 Entire opening, say (5) 4 Steal from unpleasant person (5) 5 Eric’s unusual cereal (4) 5 13 1 24 25 6 16 12 3 11 6 9 12 4 15 9 2 24 9 18 8 15 1 9 12 16 17 6 17 12 8 24 8 14 18 4 1 14 20 24 12 15 9 5 17 9 2 4 1 2 2 5 24 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 TWO-WAY TEASER Y A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION Across: Majesty, Limp, Bravo, Wistful, Curry, Daze, Throng, Caress, Bump, Vapid, Nothing, Idiot, Hack, Beneath. Down: Abrupt, Bunch (clue), Alas, Aromatic, Eloquent, Thwart, Bangle, Maximise, Inflated, Dirt, Pulse, Scanty. Alphapuzzle® © 2021 Acorn Editorial Ltd ExTRA CLUE LETTERS: 0907 181 2628 (Deduct two minutes from target time for each extra letter heard.) Alternatively, for six extra clues to your mobile, text DSSALPHA to 85088. 64343. Texts cost £1 plus your usual network rate. FULL SOLUTION: 0907 181 2629 *Calls cost 80p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge. 6 Delete part of opera, sensibly (5) 10 Near completion (5) 11 From Tahiti, a rare jewelled headdress (5) 12 Peer with map I’d confused revealing fanciful hope (4,5) 13 Stern side unexpectedly showing fatigue (9) 17 Concerned with a boxing-match (5) 19 Male union leader with man, subdued (5) 20 Speed contests involving royal experts (5) 21 Ring Tim up to get skip (4) QUICK CLUES ACROSS 1 Head support (6) 4 Occupation (6) 7 Red gemstone (4) 8 Outdoor garment (8) 9 Proof of purchase (7) 12 Domestic animal (3) 14 Sickly yellow (6) 15 Hinder (6) 16 Utter (3) SUDOKU 18 Green gemstone (7) 22 Beautifying preparation (8) 23 Unit of heredity (4) 24 Declared (6) 25 Rascals (6) DOWN 1 Buys (9) 2 Generously (9) 3 Entire (5) 4 Crawl (5) 5 Grain (4) 6 Rub out (5) 10 Shut (5) 11 Jewelled headdress (5) 12 Fanciful hope (4,5) 13 Fatigue (9) 17 Concerning (5) 19 Subdued (5) 20 Speed contests (5) 21 Leave out (4) YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION ACROSS: 1 Holy Wars, 5 Chow, 8 Moan, 9 Hoisting, 10 Useless, 12 Ripen, 13 Geldof, 15 Wagner, 17 Pixie, 18 Notices, 22 Mackerel, 23 Lamb, 24 Sand, 25 Distaste. DOWN: 1 Hamburg, 2 Leave, 3 Aches, 4 Skip, 6 Hairpin, 7 Wigan, 11 Elope, 12 React, 14 Lexicon, 16 Risible, 17 Pumas, 19 Ogles, 20 Class, 21 Brad. H 2 4 1 8 9 5 2 6 6 3 Extra clues: 0901 322 5604 Today’s Solution: 0907 181 2630 *Calls cost 75p plus your telephone company’s network access charge. SP: Spoke, 0333 202 3390 9 2 5 8 9 3 8 7 4 6 8 4 5 1 3 7 5 4 1 5 4 7 LOSS WORD R O T C U D N O C T T C P R A H U N N C E B Y E O B O A T L N P U M A M I G R A R O L L B C B R I R O D O P I A N O A I C I A S R B L H N N V U U E S G N O G E L M T U B A L R L T N I L O I V B N E S ANSWERS: The lost words are BASSOON, CLARINET, CONDUCTOR, CORNET, CYMBAL, GONG, HARP, HORN, MUSICIAN, OBOE, ORGAN, PIANO, PODIUM, TRIANGLE, TROMBONE, TUBA, VIOLA, VIOLIN, all words connected with the orchestra. The hidden words are TUBULAR BELLS. Call 0907 181 2588 for today’s solution. *Calls cost 80p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge. Two sets of clues but the answers are the same ANSWERS TOMORROW 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 *Calls cost 80p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Fill the grid so that every column, row and 3x3 square includes all the digits from one to 9. LEVEL: Gentle TARGET: 16 mins Solution tomorrow YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION 9 7 3 6 4 2 8 1 5 4 5 8 1 6 9 3 2 7 7 3 4 5 8 1 2 9 6 6 8 5 4 1 2 9 7 1 3 5 8 3 2 4 6 7 9 2 9 6 7 3 1 5 3 7 8 2 4 4 1 8 9 6 5 8 5 2 1 9 6 7 6 9 2 4 3 1 4 3 5 8 7 Welcome to our Wordsearch with a difference. Not only are there 18 lost words hidden in the grid, written forwards, backwards, up, down or diagonally, but if you find them and cross them out, the letters that remain will spell out a further related pair of words. As usual, we’re not going to tell you what the lost words are, but they do all have a strong connection. The hidden words gave rise to a classic 70s album - and that’s a clue! WORDWHEEL Using only the letters in the wordwheel, take 10 minutes to find as many words as possible, none of which may be plurals, foreign words or proper nouns. Each word must contain the central letter and at least three others. Letters can only be used once in every word. There is at least one nineletter word in the wheel. To hear the full solution call 0907 181 1078. Calls cost 80p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge. SP: Spoke, 0333 202 3390. A C O E A I B WORD LADDER Owl call Presenter Mail Time gone by Nuisance miRROR imAgE Which of the four shapes below is an exact mirror image of the one to the right? B D T S FOOT REST N T Using the clues provided, fill in each step of the ladder with a new word, changing one letter at a time. TV LIFE 21

Puzzle actor Test your knowledge with Jay’s Virtual Pub Quiz Book, available from Mirror Books. Call 01256 590490 or order online at mirrorbooks.co.uk. (Free P&P on orders over £15.) 30-SECOND MATHS TEST BEGINNER INTERMEDIATE TRAIN YOUR BRAIN Follow the instructions from 30-second challenge: you left to right, starting with have 30 seconds for the the number given, to reach BEGINNER task. For a an answer at the end of the greater challenge, try row. Set your own BEGINNER and 25 TAKE THE SQUARE +16 ROOT 163 -75 9/11 OF THIS INTERMEDIATE in 60 seconds and true mental gymnasts should try INTERMEDIATE and GENIUS in 90 seconds together. 4/7 OF THIS -4 x9 -17 ÷5 +49 +66 5/6 OF THIS -47 INCREASE BY 25% REVERSE THE DIGITS 50% OF THIS WORd SEARch Can you find all of these lifeboat stations in the grid? Words may appear forwards, backwards or diagonally. AMBLE ANSTRUTHER BARMOUTH BLYTH BUDE CARDIGAN CHISWICK COWES CROMER DART FILEY GRAVESEND KIRKCUDBRIGHT LOCH NESS MOELFRE SELSEY TOBERMORY WEXFORD GENIUS 47 x7 -141 INCREASE BY 25% cLOcKWORd The solutions from 1 to 12 are all sixletter words ending with the letter S in the centre. Moving clockwise from 1, the letters in the outer circle will spell out the name of a former English journalist and broadcaster. 9 WORdWhEEL 10 TRAIN YOUR BRAIN 9-letter word is MILLINERY 8 MIRROR IMAGE C is the mirror image BEGINNER: 55 INTERMEDIATE: 51 GENIUS: 77 WORdSEARch T Z W T B Q N I K P M U P G W O M E D L O G I R A M H R E K C C M D J Q G Z P G Z U B O O I A B A A T C Y C L I A E T Q R N D F M L J N F M S X N A N P T L H T U A J Q K I T I T O A A E Z A E S M E K V A R O M T L I C W J K T R L W U E P M Q O F C L F B C A A R Q G T I X U R O P A F T A S M M N E S L P A R L C N L M J F U A E R Z E G L A C E C A J E K T W E L O G B X C M Y C M R F I S P H S I F D L O G S X E H I E Z E N O C C I F F A R T T X L T 1 Jabber, 2 Earner, 3 Reefer, 4 Manner, 5 Answer, 6 Issuer, 7 Nectar, 8 Drover, 9 Easier, 10 Flower, 11 Ocular, 12 Etcher. CELEBRITY: Jermain Defoe 22 TV LIFE cLOcKWORd 11 7 5 1 4 1 6 +83 5/6 OF THIS -91 ÷6 +184 12 S 2 3 6 1 1 4 9 6 KAKURO 9 2 8 9 4 7 8 3 6 2 5 4 2 3 6 1 1 7 7 5 8 PAThFINdER R L G J O S D I R U G U I N U D U R N G Y B C R G Y N F I C F I R S A N O B E V S E S N E H E N N G O W G L L R A C G I N X D O M B I F N L N O B B T A E T O S C B O F I A L S T A L A N B T R M N O I Y T L A G O H T L A B A L S Y V O K E L L FAMOUS FAcES Armando Iannucci, Iain Glen, Richard Branson, Sophie Ellis- Bextor, Thandiwe Newton: BIG NARSTIE WORd LAddER Cold, Hold, Bold, Bolt, Belt, Felt, Feet 1 9 6 8 4 9 4 7 5 2 4 3 1. Fictional valet 2. Takes place 3. Equine mammals 4. Dark cloud 5. Derides 6. Votes in 7. Passes on 8. Vegetables 9. Arm joints 10. Executors 11. Lassos 12. Units of heat LAST WEEK’S ANSWERS 5 1 2 4 1 3 cROSSWORd G R E N D E L A C Y C A D E M O I N O H E L A P A Z T W I N P E A K S A E E H M I N E T A R A N T U L A N I G E R O O A G T B R A G N A G A S A K I E I R A S T O N E A G E W A S P N T E P R A R I E L S I N G A P O R E N B E H W L O F S T R O M B O L I L E N D L E O A O C E E E N I X O N K H E N D R I X British actress is Emilia Fox SAMURAI SUdOKU 4 9 1 8 6 7 5 3 2 5 6 2 4 9 3 8 1 7 3 8 7 5 1 2 4 6 9 9 5 3 2 4 8 1 7 6 1 2 8 6 7 5 9 4 3 7 4 6 1 3 9 2 8 5 2 3 5 7 8 4 6 9 1 6 7 4 9 5 1 3 2 8 8 1 9 3 2 6 7 5 4 2 1 8 6 3 7 5 4 9 1 6 5 4 7 2 8 9 3 6 9 1 7 5 8 3 2 4 3 2 8 4 9 6 7 5 1 7 5 4 2 1 3 9 8 6 4 3 6 9 8 5 1 7 2 9 7 5 1 3 2 4 6 8 1 8 2 6 4 7 5 9 3 6 7 8 1 9 2 5 4 3 8 2 9 6 1 7 9 8 2 3 4 5 2 4 1 7 3 5 8 6 9 3 7 1 2 4 5 7 3 1 8 6 9 5 3 9 4 8 6 2 1 7 5 6 4 8 3 9 4 6 5 7 2 1 9 2 3 5 4 7 6 8 1 7 6 5 3 1 8 4 9 2 1 8 4 2 6 9 3 7 5 8 5 2 9 7 4 1 3 6 4 1 7 6 2 3 9 5 8 3 9 6 8 5 1 7 2 4 7 9 3 4 6 2 5 8 1 4 2 8 9 1 5 7 6 3 5 1 6 8 3 7 9 2 4 9 5 1 7 8 4 6 3 2 6 4 2 3 5 1 8 9 7 3 8 7 2 9 6 1 4 5 3 2 6 1 9 7 5 8 4 9 8 4 5 2 3 6 1 7 7 5 1 8 4 6 9 3 2 4 6 2 3 5 9 1 7 8 5 7 3 2 1 8 4 9 6 1 9 8 6 7 4 2 5 3 E Q L T E U S T E R F L E O M S K K O D R O F X E W G E X W B C W O C S N P K X R Y L Q F A I P Y S H P K G A R X B A Y R W W D O H N D V O D Z M Y L M S I W N E C E M S C W A F A O I T K K R S R S A I V N N N U H G U O E E K R S O J S P M T C U M N B G D H B N T B W N H E E D O H I T C Y R Z W A S D R D T V G Y O U U Z J Z L R A I G U A L W Y T K G L O T P R T D N B E K H F I L E Y B U T G Y E S L E S E A C O A X Z L T H G I R B D U C K R I K R cELEB WORdMATch SECOND STORE TRAIN HIT LEFT SITTING HIGH RATTLE WALL BLUE BRAKE AIR S T R I N G B U Y E R TRAVE L S I NGLE B RA I N PRE T T Y F L Y I NG S NAKE F L OWE R COLLAR PEDAL P I STOL INSTRUMENT BEWARE GUIDE FILE FOOD POLLY SAUCER SKIN POT LESS PUSHERS GRIP WORd SPIRAL 1 Rota; 2 Arab; 3 Bury; 4 Yolk; 5 Kick; 6 King; 7 Glow; 8 Will; 9 Loaf; 10 Flab; 11 Beat; 12 Tend; 13 Drag; 14 Gold; 15 Dash; 16 Hill. Keyword solution: Wallaby ARROWORd . O . R . . F . N . A E C U A D O R . O A R . T . G . . I O N . S R A M . T I T . S H E . N O I R . T I T A N L E O . A P E . O V A . . D R Y . R E P E L French actress is COTILLARD (Marion) cELEBRITY cROSSWORd B O Y E G A L A B R I N T H I O O L I O A C L O U S H A D O W S L O R N A L R S R U I T R S I N T O J U D D N E E D Y O U E E H N G A S A V E M E R K E L R L L T C A S P E R B A N K S Y H N I N A D R I A N N E I L N S K E G F E L L I O T T M E A T E H L E L Y A E A T G T R L I N U S F E N N E L L L E G E A I F I O E I M R S H I N C H D W A Y N E Celebrity is Marie Helvin BATTLEShIPS

TV GUIDE Soaper Star! Charity is left fighting for her life after a break-in at The Woolpack. The drama unfolds after the pub is closed due to a power cut when an outside cable is sabotaged. While Marlon and Chas try to sort it out, a hooded figure breaks in and Charity is knocked out. Paddy is desperate after Marlon accepts an offer from Al to buy his share of The Woolpack. Not wanting Al anywhere near his wife or her business, Paddy turns to Kim. She makes him an offer – she’ll give him the money he needs to keep Al out of the pub if he administers performance-enhancing drugs to her racehorse. Gabby insists that Jamie elope with her. However, he soon turns to his former love Dawn, asking her to run away with him. Later, Gabby is at the place where she has arranged to meet Jamie when Kim and Diane arrive, desperate to stop her. Will Jamie arrive? And even if he does, will Gabby change her mind? There’s more drama in store for the McQueens this week. Mercedes is struggling to accept her marriage with Sylver is over and hopes to win him back. She clears his debt with Fergus but when he isn’t grateful, she tells him she won’t stop him if he decides to leave. Meanwhile, Cher hits rock bottom when she ends up with nowhere to stay. Sid learns if he has been successful with his application to join the police. Plus, Donna- Marie and Becky compete for a job – and Donna-Marie is willing to play dirty to make sure that she gets the gig. As the date of Aled’s operation nears, Gemma grows more anxious. Meanwhile, Freda is uncomfortable about him having the implant. She offers to look after Aled but the pair disappear. Gemma tracks them down to the community centre, but it’s clear Freda isn’t thinking straight due to her grief over Norris and she refuses to hand Aled over. Kelly learns the money for her defence came from an anonymous donor and assumes it must be her dad. But Mia, her new prison pal, is sure her dad must be dead. Kelly calls Gary – the last person she knows was in touch with her dad – and asks him to visit. How will Gary cope when Kelly demands the truth? Zeedan is beaten up by two thugs and finally comes clean to Alya and Yasmeen about why he has returned home. Rita gives a heartwarming eulogy at Norris’s funeral but when Billy reads a letter Norris left, its revelations soon have his friends at odds. Linda is desperate to get Mick’s name on Annie’s birth certificate and make him the legal father. But Rainie is convinced she knows the truth and starts distributing flyers saying Max is the dad. Mick then decides to take matters into his own hands. At the gig, Rocky is irked when he sees Sonia’s new fella, Ethan, with another woman. Rocky punches him and although Ethan asks Sonia for another chance, she tells him exactly where to go. Sheree reveals that she wants Isaac to go to Trinidad with her for a few weeks – but he refuses. Later, Denise spots Sheree making plans to sell the house and realises she wants to take Isaac away permanently. Scarlett is surprised when Janine remembers it’s her first day at school. But it seems her gesture is too little, too late. Kat encourages Janine to get a legitimate job to show she’s serious about her future, but she is soon being rejected all over the Square. When Dr Cole finds Janine to ask her to restart their scam, will she be tempted? Toadie is in hot water after the return of ex Rose and that kiss last week. Plus, there is trouble at Lassiters when the staff view Harlow’s promotion as nepotism. Nikau is still in a coma and Ari is staying by his side. But back at home, Mia is distant towards Ari. Later, Nikau regains consciousness but is soon overwhelmed with guilt. TV LIFE 23

film ratings ★★★★★ Brilliant ★★★★ Very Good ★★★ Good ★★ Average ★ Bad (R) Repeat BBC One BBC Two ITV Channel 4 Channel 5 6.00am Breakfast News headlines. 7.35 Match of the Day (R) 9.00 The Andrew Marr Show 10.00 Politics England 10.30 Sunday Morning Live 11.30 Wanted Down Under (R) 12.15pm Bargain Hunt (R) 1.00 BBC News; Weather 1.15 Songs of Praise Churches preparing to celebrate their Harvest Festivals. 1.50 Points of View Comments. 2.05 Escape to the Country Helping a couple search for a property in Hampshire. (R) 2.50 FILM Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016, PG) Fantasy adventure sequel, starring Mia Wasikowska and Johnny Depp. ★★ 4.35 Serengeti II Duma ends up alone and lost when he tries to take on the vultures. 5.35 BBC News Headlines. 5.50 Regional News; Weather 6.00 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021 Adam Frost and Angellica Bell present a preview of the week’s event. 6.35am Gardeners’ World (R) 7.35 Countryfile (R) 8.30 Landward (R) 9.00 Weatherman Walking: The Welsh Coast Derek Brockway walks from the Dale Peninsula to West Dale Bay. 9.30 Beechgrove 10.00 Saturday Kitchen Best Bites Highlights show. 11.30 Rick Stein Tastes the Blues The chef charts the culinary and musical traditions of the Mississippi Delta. (R) 12.30pm My Million Pound Menu Documentary series. (R) 1.30 LIVE Cycling: Road World Championships Coverage of the elite men’s individual time-trial, which this year takes place in Flanders, Belgium, over a distance of 43.3km. 4.15 Flog It! Auction challenge. 5.10 FILM The Finest Hours (2016, 12) Members of the Coast Guard fight to save the crew of an oil tanker split in two by a fierce storm. Fact-based disaster movie, starring Chris Pine. ★★★★ 6.00am CITV Children’s shows (R) 9.25 ITV News Headlines. 9.30 Wonders of Scotland with David Hayman (R) 10.00 Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh Actress Celia Imrie chats about her latest book, while novelist Sebastian Faulks also guests. 11.55 All Around Britain Ria Hebden and Alex Beresford visit Jersey. 12.50pm Love Your Garden (R) 1.50 ITV News; Weather 2.00 Goodwood Revival Live Coverage of the three-day event that sets out to recreate the romance and glamour of motor racing as it once was. 4.00 Tipping Point: Best Ever Finals More of the show’s most dramatic endgames. (R) 4.30 NEW Dickinson’s Biggest and Best Deals David Dickinson shares his favourite moments from Real Deal. 5.30 The Cube Ade and KK, and Jo and Dan take part. (R) 6.30 ITV News; Weather 6.45 Regional News; Weather 6.10am Mike & Molly Double bill. (R) 6.55 The King of Queens (R) 8.05 The Simpsons Triple bill. (R) 9.30 Sunday Brunch With guests Jamie Laing, Josh Widdicombe and Desiree Burch. Plus, the Specials discuss their new music. 12.30pm The Simpsons (R) 1.00 The Simpsons (R) 1.30 FILM The Karate Kid Part III (1989, PG) The teenage martial arts expert falls under the influence of a crooked teacher as he struggles to retain his championship title. Adventure sequel, with Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita. ★★ 3.45 The Dog House A Jack Russell seeks a new home. (R) 4.50 Channel 4 News Headlines. 5.20 FILM The Day After Tomorrow (2004, 12) A climatologist races across America to rescue his son as freak weather conditions cause devastation around the world. Disaster thriller, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Dennis Quaid. ★★★★ 6.00am Milkshake! Children’s TV. 9.55 SpongeBob SquarePants Double bill of fun. (R) 10.25 Entertainment News on 5 Showbiz news and gossip. 10.30 NFL End Zone Action from the latest matches in the NFL. 11.00 Cruising with Jane McDonald The best bits of Jane’s trip along the Danube, which started in Budapest. (R) 11.20 Friends Triple bill. (R) 12.20pm Friends Monica dates a millionaire. (R) 12.50 FILM The Alamo (1960, PG) A small Texan volunteer force is charged with holding off a 7,000-strong invading Mexican army. Fact-based Western, directed by and starring John Wayne. With Richard Widmark. ★★★★ 4.05 FILM Ben-Hur (2016, 12) A prince and an officer in the Roman army returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge. Drama, starring Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell and Rodrigo Santoro. ★★★ 6.25 5 News Weekend Headlines. 7 8 9 10 11 12 midnight 2.50pm, alice through the looking glass: Mia Wasikowska 7.00 Countryfile Anita Rani is in Herefordshire to discover the secrets behind the great hop revival, and meets one of the last pickers who harvested hops by hand. The countdown continues to the Children in Need Countryfile Ramble. 8.00 Antiques Roadshow Fiona Bruce and the team visit Dyffryn Gardens near Cardiff, where treasures include a necklace made from some of the largest pieces of Baltic amber John Benjamin has ever seen. 9.00 Vigil The submarine is forced into lockdown as disaster strikes. With hostile boats tracking and communications down, Vigil’s crew have to navigate this crisis alone. Kirsten hunts for clues to reveal the source of the threat. 10.00 BBC News Headlines. 10.20 Regional News; Weather 10.30 Match of the Day 2 Mark Chapman reviews the day’s Premier League action, featuring Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea, West Ham United v Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion v Leicester City. 11.35 Cristiano Ronaldo: Impossible to Ignore The story of Manchester United and Portugal football star Cristiano Ronaldo’s life and career. (R) 12.35am FILM Sus (2010, 15) Racist police detectives use brutal methods to force an innocent black man into confessing to murdering his wife. Drama set in the 1970s, starring Clint Dyer and Ralph Brown. ★★★ 2.05 Weather for the Week Ahead 2.10-6.00am BBC News 8pm, gone fishing: Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse 7.00 Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve Simon recalls some of the most dangerous experiences of his travels, from coming under fire in war-torn Mogadishu to squaring off with a female wrestler in Mexico City. (R) 8.00 Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse head to the Norfolk Broads. 8.30 Chris and Meg’s Wild Summer Exploring the coasts of north-east of England and the Scottish Borders. 9.00 FILM Last Man Standing: Suge Knight and the Murders of Biggie and Tupac (2021, 18) Premiere. In a follow-up to his 2002 documentary Biggie & Tupac, filmmaker Nick Broomfield revisits Los Angeles in search of new evidence of rap mogul Suge Knight’s involvement in the deaths of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious BIG. ★★★ 10.45 FILM Boyz N the Hood (1991, 15) A bright but underachieving teenager with a domineering single father strikes up a friendship with two brothers, and over time, the three young men each follow their own path – but a tragedy eventually leaves them facing a dangerous choice. Drama, with Cuba Gooding Jr and Laurence Fishburne. ★★★★★ 12.30am Sign Zone: Question Time. Fiona Bruce chairs the topical debate. (R) 1.30 Sign Zone: Holby City. Hanssen finds himself in a perilous situation, while Ange’s fate is in the hands of Josh and Chloe. Louis fears for Kylie – and makes a surprising declaration. (R) 2.10-6.30am This Is BBC Two 10am, Love Your Weekend: Alan Titchmarsh 7.00 Family Fortunes Gino D’Acampo hosts as the Napiers of Nottingham go up against the Collins family of Surrey, trying to guess the most popular responses to surveys posed to 100 people for a chance to win £30,000. 8.00 Endeavour Morse and the team are called to investigate the murder of a taxi driver found dead in his cab on the outskirts of Oxford, and worry that a recent string of assaults on cab drivers has escalated to murder. As the enquiry unfolds, the detective finds the case hits too close to home and starts to retreat from those close to him. Inspector Morse prequel, starring Shaun Evans as a younger version of the cerebral detective. 10.00 ITV News; Weather 10.20 Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace – What Happened Next People who were abandoned as babies, focusing on Helen and David, who were left on either side of the Irish border. (R) 11.15 Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport Things are heating up in immigration. (R) 11.40 Stephen Two men stand trial for Stephen’s murder, with the defence and prosecution arguing over the integrity of the forensic evidence. (R) 12.30am All Around Britain (R) 1.20 Home Shopping 3.00 FYI Extra 3.15 Motorsport UK. Ginetta Juniors and Mini Quaife Mini Challenge from Oulton Park. (R) 4.05 ITV Nightscreen. Text-based information service. 5.05-6.00am Tipping Point. Quiz show, hosted by Ben Shephard. (R) 9pm, Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins: Ant Middleton 7.30 The Who Cares Wins Awards Award ceremony celebrating the healthcare heroes who have helped the public through one of the most difficult years in living history, and deserve to be recognised for their achievements. The evening of moving stories and music features a host of big-name stars, including David Beckham, Kate Garraway, Bill Bailey and Trevor McDonald, and awards in categories such as Best Charity, Unsung Hero and Mental Health Hero. 9.00 Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins The recruits take on the ‘redman’ challenge, featuring hand-to-hand combat against their trainers, the DS. Kieron Dyer catches the eye with his strength, but the DS want to know where he’s at mentally. 10.00 Gogglebox The armchair critics share their opinions on what they have been watching during the week, with cameras capturing their instant reactions and their lively discussions on the week’s biggest shows. (R) 11.00 When the Dust Settles Danish drama following the events before and after a terrorist attack from the point of view of eight strangers. In Swedish and Danish. The full series is available on All 4 from Friday 17 September. 12.15am FILM Unsane (2018, 15) A woman is committed to a psychiatric institute, where she is confronted by her greatest fear. Horror, starring Claire Foy. ★★★★ 1.55 Help (R) 3.40 George Clarke’s Amazing Christmas Spaces (R) 4.35 Location, Location, Location (R) 5.35-6.00am Beat the Chef (R) 10.25pm, the rock: Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage 6.30 Britain’s Favourite Sandwich A cast of celebrities count down results of a poll to find the nation’s best-loved sandwiches, as well as looking at the hidden stories of the humble butty. 8.00 Million Pound Motorhomes Ricky Tomlinson takes a trip down memory lane in North Wales as he goes in search of his beloved old motorhome, and there is a look at a $2.5 million vehicle in America. 9.00 Sean Connery: The Man & the Movies A profile of the Oscar-winning actor, examining the journey that took him from a humble childhood in an Edinburgh tenement to a life on the A-list and Hollywood superstardom. 10.25 FILM The Rock (1996, 15) A renegade general and his crack team of mercenaries take over the abandoned fortress prison of Alcatraz and threaten San Francisco with toxic nerve-gas rockets to extort a massive ransom. To break their stranglehold on the city, the FBI sends in a chemical weapons expert and a jailed SAS veteran, chosen because he is the only man to have ever escaped from the infamous penitentiary. Action thriller, starring Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage. ★★★★ 1.05am The 21.co.uk Live Casino Show 3.05 Entertainment News on 5 3.15 Dale Winton’s Florida Fly Drive. Dale is in Miami, where he visits the former home of Gianni Versace. (R) 4.00 Inside DHL: The World’s Biggest Delivery Company. Double bill. (R) 5.35-6.00am House Doctor (R)

Freeview 6 ITV2 6.00am FYI Extra 6.15 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 6.45 Love Bites 8.45 Dress to Impress 11.50 Family Fortunes 12.50pm You’ve Been Framed! Gold 1.20 FILM Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (2005, PG) Animated fantasy, with the voice of Johnny Depp. ★★★★ 3.00 FILM Mr Peabody & Sherman (2014, U) Animated comedy. ★★★ 4.50 FILM Despicable Me 2 (2013, U) Animated comedy. ★★★ 6.45 FILM School of Rock (2003, PG) A slobbish guitarist posing as a supply teacher to make money after getting dumped by his band moulds his pupils into a new rock group. Comedy, with Jack Black and Joan Cusack. ★★★★ 9.00 Family Guy Five episodes. 11.25 American Dad! Double bill. 12.20am Plebs 1.25 Iain Stirling’s CelebAbility 2.05 Don’t Hate the Playaz 2.55 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 3.25 ITV2 Nightscreen 3.30-6.00am Teleshopping Freeview 19 Dave 6.00am Teleshopping 7.10 Lazy Boy Garage 8.00 Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul 9.00 Celebrity Storage Hunters 10.00 American Pickers 11.00 Red Bull Soapbox Race 12.00noon Secrets of the Supercars 1.00 Top Gear 3.00 Would I Lie to You? 5.00 Top Gear 6.00 Red Bull Soapbox Race Coverage of the offbeat event from Seattle. 7.00 Fast Justice The Sentinels launch a daring operation to bring a car to a stop. 8.00 Border Force: America’s Gatekeepers In Pharr, 840kg of meth is discovered in the floor of a truck. 9.00 Have I Got a Bit More News for You 10.00 Late Night Mash With Richard Ayoade hosts the satirical quiz show. 11.00 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled With Munya Chawawa, Nina Conti, Morgana Robinson and Bill Bailey. 12.00m’t QI XL 1.00 Have I Got a Bit More News for You 2.00 Room 101 2.45 Insert Name Here 4.00-6.00am Teleshopping E4 6.00am Hollyoaks Omnibus 8.25 Rude(ish) Tube Shorts 8.40 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 10.40 Married at First Sight UK 2.50pm The Big Bang Theory 3.45 FILM Edward Scissorhands (1990, PG) Tim Burton’s fantasy, starring Johnny Depp. ★★★★★ 5.50 Wipeout USA 6.45 Lego Masters Australia The four remaining teams build a train diorama. 8.00 FILM The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014, 12) Dwarf king Thorin descends into madness as his homeland stands on the brink of war. Conclusion of the fantasy adventure trilogy, with Martin Freeman and Richard Armitage. ★★★★ 10.50 Naked Attraction Bristol estate agent Katie and London student James each choose a date from six naked people. 11.55 Gogglebox The households’ opinions on recent television shows. 1.00am The Big Bang Theory 1.55 Wipeout USA 2.50 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 3.40-6.00am Hollyoaks Omnibus YTV As ITV except: 6.45-7.00pm ITV News Calendar. A round-up of the latest headlines. BBC Scotland 7.00pm The Seven 7.15 Sportscene.Action from the latest fixtures. 8.30 The Mountain. As the first storms of winter blow in, the Ski Patrol prepares to open the resort. 9.00 Scots in China. Part one of two. Neil Oliver explores modern China by meeting Scots living and working there, beginning by investigating the country’s embrace of both communism and capitalism. 10.00 Still Game. Jack and Victor start to feel their age, but a new wonder drug promises to unlock the secret of eternal youth. 10.30 David Wilson’s Crime Files. Exploring the popular view of women who kill as either mad or bad, examining two cases of murder by women that do not fit either category and looking at how society struggles to deal with these women. 11.00pm-12.00m’t Seven Days SCOTLAND As BBC1 except: 10.00-10.30am The Sunday Show 5.50-5.55pm Reporting Scotland; Weather 10.20-10.25 Reporting Scotland; Weather 11.30 Sportscene. Highlights of recent events. 12.45am Cristiano Ronaldo: Impossible to Ignore 1.50-6.00am BBC News Freeview 20 Drama 6.00am Teleshopping 7.10 The Bill. Four episodes. 11.00 Sense and Sensibility 2.55pm Last of the Summer Wine 3.35 Catherine Cookson’s Colour Blind 6.50 Bleak House Tulkinghorn is killed, and Sir Leicester offers a reward for the arrest of the murderer. Esther is dismayed to learn Richard and Ada have married. 8.00 Call the Midwife Sister Frances panics when Mother Mildred insists that she attend her first solo birth before Nurse Crane returns, and a pregnant woman discovers that she has gonorrhoea. 9.20 Broken Father Michael makes a discovery and must act fast to help Christina justify what happened to the authorities and her sister Mariella. 10.40 Rebus The detective investigates the murder of an asylum seeker on a notorious Edinburgh housing estate – and discovers the case is more than a race-hate crime. 12.15am Silent Witness 2.40 Call the Midwife 4.00-6.00am Teleshopping Freeview 13 Freeview 18 More4 Variations Freeview 27 ITVBe 7.00am Don’t Be Tardy 7.55 Chrisley Knows Best 8.50 Be Beautiful 9.00 LittleBe 12.00noon Unboxed 12.25 The Real Housewives of New York City: five episodes. 4.55 The Only Way Is Essex 5.55 Dinner Date. Matchmaking show. 7.00 Ferne McCann: First Time Mum Ferne is putting her life back together and moving on after breaking up with Jack. 8.00 Celebrity Dinner Date Dating show. 9.00 The Only Way Is Essex Lockie is in a pickle and Chloe Brockett wants answers. 10.00 Botched: Most Outrageous OMG Patients Countdown A selection of over-the-top patients, including a Britney Spears wannabe and a lifelike space elf. 10.30 Botched: Most Outrageous Celebrity Patients Cosmetic procedures. 11.00 Botched Featuring a mangled nose. 11.55 Vanderpump Rules Following a fight, Jax kicks Sandoval out of his wedding party. 12.50am ITVBe Nightscreen. Information service. 1.00-7.00am Teleshopping 8.55am George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces 9.55 Ugly House to Lovely House with George Clarke 11.00 George Clarke’s Old House, New Home 12.00noon Four in a Bed. Five episodes. 2.50 Come Dine with Me 5.20 Four in a Bed. Double bill. 6.25 Four in a Bed Triple bill of the show. 8.00 Guy Martin’s Battle of Britain Part two of two. Guy’s training ramps up at the UK’s only aerial combat school. 9.00 999: On the Front Line A driver is dragged along the road while trying to hold on to his van after a carjacking. 10.00 24 Hours in A&E Nineteen-yearold motorcyclist Sam is airlifted to St George’s after crashing into a bus. 11.05 Emergency Helicopter Medics A woman suffers a heart attack on a Norfolk beach, and a motocross rider is in a bad way after he’s hit by another bike. 12.15am 999: On the Front Line 1.15 24 Hours in A&E 2.15 Emergency Helicopter Medics 3.20-3.50am Father Ted WALES As BBC1 except: 10.00-10.30am Politics Wales 2.05pm A to Z of TV Gardening 2.20 FILM Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016, PG) ★★ 4.05-4.35 Hidden Wales with Will Millard 5.50-5.55 BBC Wales Today 10.20-10.25pm BBC Wales Today; Weather WALES As BBC2 except: 10.45pm Trapped Underground: The Gleision Mine Disaster 11.45pm-12.30am Natural World: Prairie Dogs – Talk of the Town. A study of prairie dogs. STV As ITV except: 6.45-7.00pm STV News ITV WALES As ITV except: 6.45-7.00pm ITV News Cymru Wales. The latest headline stories. S4C 6.00am Cyw 8.50 Penblwyddi Cyw 9.00 Llwybrau’r Eirth 10.00 Ffit Cymru 11.00 Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol 12.00noon Yr Wythnos 12.30pm Dan Do 1.00 Rygbi Pawb 1.45 Dudley 2.15 Dudley 2.45 Straeon Tafarn 3.15 Teithiau Tramor Iolo 3.45 Eisteddfod AmGen 4.45 Ffermio 5.45 Pobol y Cwm Omnibws 7.15 Newyddion a Chwaraeon 7.30 Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol 8.00 Am Dro 9.00 47 Copa: Her Huw Jack Brassington 10.00 Y Byd yn ei Le gyda Guto Harri 10.30-11.35pm Cynefin Picks of the day Vigil 9pm, BBC One The end may be in sight for the millions of viewers gripped by this compelling drama, as the curtain rises on the penultimate episode, but there’s absolutely no let-up in the tension being dished out. Here, Vigil is forced into lockdown after disaster strikes and, with hostile boats tracking the submarine and communications down, the crew have no choice but to Endeavour 8pm, ITV It’s 1971 and the detective and his team’s investigation into a taxi driver’s murder draws them into the heart of a blue-movie outfit in London’s Soho. Meanwhile, Morse is rattled by a visit from someone who rakes up a past he would much rather forget. As the case progresses, Endeavour retreats and appears set on a course of self-destruction. BBC4 Freeview 9 7.00pm Concerto at the BBC Proms Classical music from the BBC Proms, starting with Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor performed by Janine Jansen in 2005. 7.30 Bernard Haitink, the Enigmatic Maestro Following the Dutch conductor through his final year of music-making before retirement at 90. 9.00 Julius Caesar Revealed Exploring the life, reign and legacy of the Roman politician and general. 10.00 The Sky at Night A special Question Time edition of the show. 11.00 The Sky at Night Maggie Aderin-Pocock looks through the archives to show how, with assistance from Nasa, the BBC reported the Apollo 11 mission. 12.00m’t College Behind Bars: Storyville 12.50 Bernard Haitink, the Enigmatic Maestro 2.20- 3.20am Julius Caesar Revealed RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021 6pm, BBC One For the first time in its 108- year history, the flower show will be held in autumn rather than in its usual May slot. Adam Frost and Angellica Bell present a preview of the event, looking at how the change in season will alter the look of many exhibits, and speaking to garden designers who are relishing this unique opportunity to exhibit their work. 5 USA 6.00am Shopping 9.00 Entertainment News on 5 9.05 Criminals: Caught on Camera 9.35 FILM Columbo: The Most Dangerous Match (1973, PG) Crime drama. ★★★ 11.00 FILM Columbo: Mind Over Mayhem (1974, PG) Drama. ★★★ 12.30pm FILM Columbo: Ransom for a Dead Man (1971, PG) ★★★ 2.30 FILM Columbo: The Greenhouse Jungle (1972, PG) ★★ 4.00 FILM Columbo: Murder with Too Many Notes (2000, PG) Drama. ★★ 5.55 FILM Columbo: Double Shock (1973, U) Drama. ★★★ 7.25 FILM Columbo: Suitable for Framing (1971, PG) Crime drama. ★★ 9.00 FILM Columbo Cries Wolf (1990, PG) Drama, with Peter Falk. ★★★★ 11.00 Law & Order: SVU Triple bill. 1.50am Chicago PD. Drama spin-off. 3.30 Criminals: Caught on Camera 3.55 Entertainment News on 5 4.00-6.00am Teleshopping Sunday 19 attempt to navigate this crisis alone. Kirsten desperately searches for clues that will reveal the source of the threat to Vigil but, with no word from the boat, her fears for Amy’s safety continue to grow, as the latter’s quest for the truth places her in grave danger. Suranne Jones, Rose Leslie, Paterson Joseph and Shaun Evans are among the cast. FILM CHOICE School of Rock 6.45pm, ITV2 A kids’ film with enough wit to also entertain adults, this musical comedy stars Jack Black as a washed-up guitarist who passes himself off as a supply teacher at a posh school to earn a few dollars. Once he’s settled in, he introduces his uptight students to the joys of rock’n’roll before getting them ready for a battle-of-the-bands contest. Joan Cusack also stars. Freeview 21 Sky Arts F’view 11 6.00am Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages 7.15 Pavarotti: 10th Anniversary Gala 8.30 Tales of the Unexpected: five episodes. 11.00 Discovering: Bruce Willis 12.00noon Discovering: Michelle Pfeiffer 1.00 Landmark 2.00 Discovering: Blur 2.30 Discovering: Coldplay 3.00 Coldplay: Austin City Limits 4.15 U2 Experience – Live in Berlin 5.45 Oasis Live at Barrowlands 7.00 Isle of Wight Festival 2021 More highlights from the event. 9.00 The Script at Isle of Wight The pop band’s set at the festival. 10.00 Duran Duran at Isle of Wight 11.30 Razorlight at Isle of Wight 12.00m’t Isle of Wight Festival Greatest Hits 1.00 Super Duper Alice Cooper 2.45 Classic Albums. Lou Reed’s Transformer. 3.45 Video Killed the Radio Star 4.10 Great Songwriters 5.05-6.00am Seeing Daylight: The Photography of Dorothy Bohm

film ratings ★★★★★ Brilliant ★★★★ Very Good ★★★ Good ★★ Average ★ Bad (R) Repeat BBC One BBC Two ITV Channel 4 Channel 5 6.00am Breakfast News headlines. 9.15 Morning Live Magazine. 10.00 Crimewatch Live Appeals for information from the public about crimes. 10.45 Close Calls: On Camera (R) 11.15 Homes Under the Hammer Property auctions. (R) 12.15pm Bargain Hunt From an antiques centre in Leominster. 1.00 BBC News at One; Weather 1.30 Regional News; Weather 1.45 Doctors A key witness returns to the surgery. 2.15 Unbeatable Quiz show, hosted by Jason Manford. 3.00 Escape to the Country Jules Hudson is in Cheshire to help a couple from Liverpool. 3.45 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021 The sights and sounds of the horticultural event. 4.30 Antiques Road Trip Charles Hanson and Ochuko Ojiri hunt for antiques in Yorkshire. 5.15 Pointless Quiz, hosted by Alexander Armstrong. 6.00 BBC News at Six; Weather 6.30 Regional News; Weather 6.30am Bargain Hunt (R) 7.15 Garden Rescue (R) 8.00 Sign Zone: Jay’s Yorkshire Workshop (R) 9.00 BBC News at 9 Headlines. 10.00 BBC News Headlines. 12.15pm Politics Live The latest stories from Westminster. 1.00 Eggheads Quiz show, hosted by Jeremy Vine. (R) 1.30 LIVE Cycling: Road World Championships Coverage of the elite women’s time-trial, which this year takes place in Flanders, Belgium, over a distance of 30.3km. 3.45 Hairy Bikers’ Best of British Extravagant dishes. (R) 4.30 Glorious Gardens from Above A bird’s-eye view of gardens in Cornwall. (R) 5.15 Flog It! Paul Martin presents from Norwich Cathedral. (R) 6.00 Richard Osman’s House of Games With Ruby Bhogal, Ed Byrne, Ingrid Oliver and Matthew Pinsent. 6.30 Take a Hike Five people showcase countryside walks in Northumbria. 6.00am Good Morning Britain News, current affairs and lifestyle features. 9.00 Lorraine Entertainment, lifestyle and fashion news. 10.00 This Morning Celebrity chat, lifestyle features, advice and competitions. Including Local Weather. 12.30pm Loose Women Celebrity interviews and topical debate with the panel. 1.30 ITV News; Weather 1.55 Regional News; Weather 2.00 Judge Rinder Criminal barrister Robert Rinder takes on real-life cases in a studio courtroom. 3.00 Tenable Five workmates from Devon attempt to answer questions about top 10 lists, before trying to score a perfect 10 in the final round. (R) 3.59 Regional Weather 4.00 Tipping Point Quiz show, hosted by Ben Shephard. 5.00 The Chase Quiz show, hosted by Bradley Walsh. 6.00 Regional News; Weather 6.30 ITV Evening News; Weather 6.00am Countdown Myleene Klass is in Dictionary Corner. (R) 6.40 Cheers Double bill. (R) 7.40 The King of Queens (R) 9.05 Frasier Triple bill. (R) 10.30 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA (R) 11.25 Channel 4 News Summary 11.30 Find It, Fix It, Flog It (R) 12.30pm Steph’s Packed Lunch Steph McGovern presents the weekday magazine. 2.10 Countdown With Kay Burley in Dictionary Corner. 3.00 A Place in the Sun Two police officers want a home in Spain’s Costa Almeria. 4.00 The Great House Giveaway Noam and Sara buy a house in Newport. (R) 5.00 Four in a Bed This week’s competition kicks off at Doghouse Margate in Kent. 5.30 Come Dine with Me A week of dinner parties in Glasgow. 6.00 The Simpsons Mr Burns is sent to prison. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks Sylver is finally home, and Mercedes wants to mend their marriage. (R) 6.00am Milkshake! Children’s TV. 9.15 Jeremy Vine Discussion. 11.15 The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door (R) 12.15pm 5 News at Lunchtime 12.20 Traffic Cops A scooter is driven the wrong way down a dual carriageway. (R) 1.15 Home and Away See 6.00pm for details. (R) 1.45 Neighbours See 5.30pm. 2.15 FILM Nanny’s Killer Scandal (2020, PG) Jamie accepts a job as a nanny for a multimillionaire, but things take a dark turn when she rejects his advances. Crime drama, starring Mia Topalian. ★★★ 4.00 Bargain-Loving Brits in the Sun Meeting bargain and bartering supremo Tony Carey and his wife Claire. (R) 5.00 5 News at 5 Headlines. 5.30 Neighbours After losing himself in the moment with Rose, Toadie is in conflict. (R) 6.00 Home and Away Ryder tries to cheer Chloe up while her mum is in the hospital. (R) 6.30 5 News Tonight Headlines. 7 8 9 10 11 12 midnight 10.35pm, Abused by Our Coach: Charlie Webster 7.00 The One Show Magazine show, presented by Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas. 7.30 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021 Nicki Chapman and Angellica Bell introduce coverage of the opening day of the horticultural show. 8.05 EastEnders Rainie tries to prove Mick is not the baby’s father, and Rocky lives up to his movie namesake. 8.30 Football’s Broken Dreams – Panorama The system that has produced some of English football’s brightest stars. 9.00 Silent Witness Nikki, Jack and Adam are brought in to investigate the murder of a surgeon in a hospital, with DNA evidence pointing to a patient who was under the anaesthetic at the time of the killing. Starring Emilia Fox. 10.00 BBC News at Ten 10.25 Regional News; Weather 10.35 Nowhere to Run: Abused by Our Coach Broadcaster and journalist Charlie Webster speaks about the sexual abuse she suffered as a child, when she and other members of her all-girls running club in Sheffield were assaulted by their coach. 11.35 The Hit List Strictly Special Marvin and Rochelle Humes present as Strictly Come Dancing stars Gemma Atkinson, Gorka Marquez, Alijaz Skorjanec, Janette Manrara, Clara Amfo and Johannes Radebe take part in the music-based quiz show, with a £10,000 charity jackpot up for grabs. (R) 12.20am Weather for the Week Ahead 12.25-6.00am BBC News 10pm, Alma’s Not Normal: Sophie Willan 7.00 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021 Further coverage from the Royal Hospital Chelsea. 7.30 Mastermind Specialist subjects include John Cleese, the Alnwick Garden, Marvel’s Avengers films, and manatees, dugongs and sea cows. 8.00 Only Connect Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts as two more teams of first-round losers get another chance. 8.30 University Challenge St Catharine’s College, Cambridge takes on University College, Oxford. 9.00 Fever Pitch: The Rise of the Premier League A look at the rise of the celebrity footballer, symbolised by Manchester United’s David Beckham and the breed of player who were starting to resemble rock stars more than sportsmen. 10.00 Alma’s Not Normal Alma needs to find a day job and after unsuccessfully dipping her toe into the world of escorting, she takes up a position at a sandwich shop. 10.30 Newsnight Analysis of the day’s events, with Emily Maitlis. 11.15 A Killing in Tiger Bay The men are put on trial despite the lack of any forensic evidence tying them to the crime, and face a marathon ordeal at court in what would become Britain’s longest murder trial. (R) 12.15am Sign Zone: Countryfile. Charlotte Smith catches up with the dairy farming Lilburns in Co Down. (R) 1.10 Sign Zone: China’s Magic Weapon. The activities of the United Front Work Department. (R) 2.10 Sign Zone: Saving Lives at Sea (R) 3.10-6.30am This Is BBC Two 8pm, Beyond the Line: North Wales Traffic Cops 7.00 Emmerdale Paddy is desperate, and Will’s loyalty is finally rewarded as Kim gives him a new job. 7.30 Coronation Street Zeedan brings trouble to Alya and Yasmeen’s door, and Sharon gives Kelly renewed hope. 8.00 NEW Beyond the Line: North Wales Traffic Cops Behind the scenes with the North Wales officers. 8.30 Coronation Street Zeedan places Ryan in the frame for his beating, and Kelly hears some painful truths. 9.00 NEW Manhunt The Night Stalker DCI Colin Sutton is asked to review the police investigation into a series of rapes, sexual assaults and burglaries that took place in South East London. Fact-based drama, starring Martin Clunes. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather 10.30 Regional News; Weather 10.45 Fred and Rose West: Reopened Part one of two. Trevor McDonald presents as investigators explore new leads in the infamous case of Fred and Rose West, suggesting there may be more victims. (R) 11.45 Junk and Disorderly Henry Cole and Sam Lovegrove experience mixed results at the Stafford Show – the biggest classic motorcycle auction in the UK. (R) 12.35am All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite. Hard-hitting action from the world of All Elite Wrestling, featuring all of the biggest stars on the roster. 1.25 Home Shopping 3.00 FYI Extra 3.15 Lingo (R) 4.05 ITV Nightscreen. Information service. 5.05-6.00am Tipping Point. Quiz, hosted by Ben Shephard. (R) 10pm, First Dates: Adam and Laura 7.00 Channel 4 News A round-up of the latest headlines, in-depth interviews and analysis of political developments and current affairs. Plus, the day’s leading sports stories and up-tothe-minute weather reports. 8.00 Jamie Oliver: Together The chef prepares a feast for people doing voluntary work through the pandemic, including salmon decorated and flavoured with rosemary, chillies, capers and anchovies, served with a potato salad. 9.00 Bin Laden: The Road to 9/11 The final episode begins in 1997 with al-Qaeda ramping up operations in Afghanistan, and Bin Laden grants interviews to US TV networks from his mountain base. Last in series. 10.00 First Dates Those taking part in the dating show include 23-year-old Rory, who meets 24-year-old Ella, along with 54-year-old self-confessed man-eater Caroline, who has been on 50 dates in the past two years. 11.05 The Holden Girls: Mandy & Myrtle Amanda receives some poor advice from her agent. (R) 11.40 The Holden Girls: Mandy & Myrtle Amanda receives news that her second album has been given the green light. (R) 12.05am Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA. Revisiting three restaurants. (R) 12.55 The Man Putin Couldn’t Kill (R) 2.35 Undercover Boss USA (R) 3.25 24 Hours in A&E (R) 4.20 Location, Location, Location (R) 5.15 Beat the Chef (R) 5.45-6.00am Kirstie’s Handmade Treasures (R) 9pm, Submarine: Life Under the Waves 7.00 Traffic Cops PC Chris Ryan’s car is rammed five times while he is pursuing a suspected cloned SUV, while PC Nick Lovatt is part of a team of officers tracking a suspected drug-runner after a car is caught on a police camera. (R) 8.00 NEW Motorway Cops: Catching Britain’s Speeders Nicky Campbell narrates a look at how the nation’s roads are policed, joining Cheshire’s elite team of motorway officers as they crack down on Britain’s worst drivers. 9.00 Submarine: Life Under the Waves Part two of two. Captain Stephen Brian takes command of HMS Trenchant and his arrival coincides with a growing threat as Russian warships and submarines enter British waters. 10.00 Casualty 24/7: Every Second Counts A 77-yearold man is rushed into hospital showing signs of a heart attack, while junior doctor John sees a 24-yearold who has fallen from a six-foot fence. Last in series. 11.05 The World’s Heaviest Child The story of an 11-year-old from Indonesia who weighs 30 stone – nearly three times that of an average man – following doctors’ attempts to determine the root cause of his massive weight gain. (R) 12.05am Extraordinary Medical Mysteries (R) 1.00 LIVE NFL: Monday Night Football. Green Bay Packers v Detroit Lions (Kick-off 1.15am). From Lambeau Field. 4.30 Britain’s Greatest Bridges (R) 4.45 Wildlife SOS (R) 5.10 House Doctor (R) 5.35 Entertainment News on 5 5.40-6.00am Milkshake!

ITV2 6.00am Love Bites 6.55 Ellen’s Game of Dave E4 Freeview 6 Games 8.00 Emmerdale 8.30 Coronation Street 9.30 Ellen’s Game of Games 10.30 Dress to Impress 11.30 Love Bites 12.30pm Emmerdale 1.00 Coronation Street 2.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 3.00 Dress to Impress 4.00 Love Bites 5.00 You’ve Been Framed! Gold 5.30 You’ve Been Framed! Comical clips. 6.00 Catchphrase Celebrity Special Kelvin Fletcher, Chris Ramsey and Heather Small take part in the gameshow. 7.00 Superstore Double bill of comedy. 8.00 Bob’s Burgers Double bill of fun. 9.00 Ready to Mingle An elimination sends shockwaves through the house, and a date with Sophia leads to new arrivals. 10.00 Family Guy Triple bill of fun. 11.30 American Dad! Double bill of fun. 12.25am Bob’s Burgers 1.25 Superstore 2.15 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 3.05 FYI Extra 3.20 ITV2 Nightscreen 3.30-6.00am Teleshopping Freeview 19 6.00am Teleshopping 7.10 Lazy Boy Garage 8.00 Ultimate Movers 9.00 Storage Hunters UK 10.00 American Pickers 12.00noon Top Gear 2.00 Cop Car Workshop 3.00 Top Gear 5.00 Rick Stein’s Road to Mexico 6.00 QI XL With Josh Widdicombe, Phill Jupitus and Katherine Ryan. 7.00 Richard Osman’s House of Games 7.40 Would I Lie to You? Featuring Mel Giedroyc, David Haye, Martin Kemp and Romesh Ranganathan. 8.20 QI With Josh Widdicombe, Sue Perkins and Frank Skinner. 9.00 QI XL Hosted by Sandi Toksvig. 10.00 British as Folk A trip to the Valleys to find out what it means to be Welsh. 11.00 Taskmaster With Paul Sinha, Lou Sanders, Iain Stirling and Sian Gibson. 12.00m’t Mock the Week 12.40 Have I Got a Bit More News for You 1.40 Would I Lie to You? 2.25 QI 2.55 Insert Name Here 4.00-6.00am Teleshopping 6.00am Hollyoaks 7.00 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 8.00 Melissa & Joey 9.00 How I Met Your Mother 10.00 The Big Bang Theory 11.00 The Goldbergs 12.00noon Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.00 The Big Bang Theory. Four episodes. 3.00 Mike & Molly 4.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 5.00 The Big Bang Theory. Double bill. 6.00 The Big Bang Theory Double bill. 7.00 Hollyoaks Cher is determined to try and get her family back. 7.30 Celebrity Come Dine with Me Jack Fincham begins a week of dinner parties. 8.00 NEW Don’t Tell the Bride Revisited People who featured on the show. 9.00 Married at First Sight UK Tensions run high at the third dinner party. 10.10 World’s Greatest Weddings 11.10 Naked Attraction Dating series. 12.15am Gogglebox 1.20 Married at First Sight UK 2.25 First Dates 3.20 Naked Attraction 4.15 The Goldbergs 5.05- 6.00am Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares YTV As ITV except: 1.55-2.00pm ITV News Calendar 6.00-6.30 ITV News Calendar 10.30-10.45pm ITV News Calendar BBC Scotland 2.00pm Sign Zone: Beechgrove 2.30 Sign Zone: Grand Tours of Scotland’s Lochs 3.00-4.00 Sign Zone: The Generation Frame 7.00 The Seven 7.30 LIVE Sportscene: Scottish Cup. Berwick Rangers v Gretna 2008 (Kick-off 6.45pm). Action from the first-round tie. 10.00 River City 11.00 Scot Squad 11.30pm-12.00m’t Scary Adult Things SCOTLAND As BBC1 except: 1.30-1.45pm Reporting Scotland; Weather 6.30-7.00 Reporting Scotland 8.30-9.00 Disclosure: On a Cliff Edge 10.25 Reporting Scotland 10.35 The Scotts 11.05 Football’s Broken Dreams – Panorama 11.35 Nowhere to Run: Abused by Our Coach 12.35am The Edit 12.50 The Hit List Strictly Special 1.40-6.00am BBC News WALES As BBC1 except: 1.30-1.45pm BBC Wales Today; Weather 6.30-7.00 BBC Wales Today; Weather 10.25 BBC Wales Today; Weather 10.35 Hayley Goes 11.05 Nowhere to Run: Abused by Our Coach 12.05am The Hit List Strictly Special 12.50-6.00am BBC News Freeview 20 Drama 6.00am Teleshopping 7.20 Doctor Finlay 8.25 The Bill 9.30 Classic Holby City 10.55 Classic Casualty 12.00noon The Bill 1.00 Classic EastEnders 2.20 Peak Practice 3.20 Bergerac 4.20 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet 5.20 Birds of a Feather 6.00 Bread It’s the big day for Billy and Julie at the Registrar’s office. 6.40 ’Allo ’Allo! Rene and company dance their way out of the POW camp. 7.20 Last of the Summer Wine 8.00 The Brokenwood Mysteries Mike and his team investigate the murder of the Brokenwood Savings Bank manager. 10.00 New Tricks Superintendent Sandra Pullman is sidelined after a failed hostage rescue and put in charge of a department manned by a motley crew of ex-detectives. 11.20 Bad Girls Yvonne’s escape bid fails miserably, and she is consigned to the punishment block. Stars Linda Henry. 12.30am Silent Witness 2.45 Call the Midwife 4.00-6.00am Teleshopping Freeview 13 Freeview 18 More4 Variations Freeview 27 ITVBe 7.00am The Real Housewives of Cheshire 8.00 Buying and Selling 9.00 LittleBe 12.00noon Unboxed 12.30 The Real Housewives of Potomac 1.30 The Real Housewives of Cheshire 2.30 The Only Way Is Essex 3.10 Million Dollar Listing: LA 4.05 The Real Housewives of New Jersey 5.00 The Real Housewives of New York City. Dorinda snaps at Sonja and Leah. 6.00 Masters of Flip Property series. 7.00 Buying and Selling Property show. 8.00 Dinner Date Ben from Hampshire chooses his three blind dates. 9.00 Totally Unbelievable Counting down some of the most shocking and memorable bust-ups between famous people. 10.00 Botched A look at cosmetic procedures that have gone wrong. 11.00 Love Island USA The status quo is shaken up when five new girls and five new boys arrive. Reality dating series. 12.55am ITVBe Nightscreen. Information service. 1.00-7.00am Teleshopping 8.55am Kirstie’s Vintage Gems 9.15 A Place in the Sun 11.05 Escape to the Chateau: DIY 12.10pm Heir Hunters 1.10 Four in a Bed. Five episodes. 3.50 Find It, Fix It, Flog It 5.55 The Secret Life of the Zoo. Widowed porcupine Roxy meets a new, younger mate. 6.55 Escape to the Chateau: DIY A couple turning their chateau into a family home. 7.55 Grand Designs Kevin McCloud follows the progress of the building of a four-storey mansion in Brighton. 9.00 Hitler’s Supercars Charting the rise of Nazi Germany’s Silver Arrow Grand Prix and speed record cars of the 1930s. 10.00 It Was Alright in the 1970s A look back at the decade’s TV shows. 11.05 24 Hours in A&E A 22-month-old girl is kicked in the head by a horse. 12.15am 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Words-and-numbers quiz. 1.15 24 Hours in A&E 2.20 It Was Alright in the 1970s 3.20-3.50am Father Ted STV As ITV except: 1.55-2.00pm STV News; Weather 6.00-6.30 STV News at Six; Weather 10.30 STV News 10.40 Scotland Tonight 11.10 Fred and Rose West: Reopened 12.05am The Motorbike Show 12.55-3.00am Home Shopping ITV WALES As ITV except: 1.55-2.00pm ITV News Cymru Wales 10.30 ITV News Cymru Wales 10.45 Sharp End 11.45pm-12.35am Fred and Rose West: Reopened. Documentary. S4C 6.00am Cyw 12.00noon Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd 12.05pm Wil ac Aeron: Taith yr Alban 12.30 Heno 1.00 Darn Bach o Hanes 1.30 Llefydd Sanctaidd 2.00 Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd 2.05 Prynhawn Da 3.00 Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd 3.05 Eisteddfod AmGen: Cwt Cerdd 4.00 Awr Fawr 5.00 Stwnsh 6.00 Arfordir Cymru: Llyn 6.30 Garejis: Dan y Bonet 6.57 Newyddion S4C 7.00 Heno 7.30 Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd 8.00 Pobol y Cwm 8.25 Sgwrs Dan y Lloer 8.55 Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd 9.00 Ffermio. Country and farming magazine programme. 9.30 Cegin Bryn: Y Dosbarth Meistr. Gluten-free dishes are on the menu this week. 10.00 Ceffylau Cymru 10.30 Bois y Rhondda 11.00-11.35pm Cymry ar Gynfas Picks of the day Manhunt The Night Stalker 9pm, ITV Empty your diary for the next four evenings for this sequel to Manhunt, based on the diaries of Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton and airing on consecutive nights. Martin Clunes reprises the role of Sutton, who is called on by DCS Hamish Campbell (Guy Williams) to find out why a lengthy and expensive enquiry hasn’t caught the Night Stalker. Dressed entirely in black and with Bin Laden: The Road To 9/11 9pm, Channel 4 The final episode examines the period from 1997, when Bin Laden issued the order for the “murder of any American, anywhere on Earth”, to his death at the hands of US Navy SEALs in 2011. Between those events, Bin Laden ramped up his Afghanistan operations and ended up on the FBI’s Most Wanted list, before Al-Qaeda attacked the United States. BBC4 Freeview 9 7.00pm Great British Railway Journeys Michael Portillo travels from Newport to Clevedon. 7.30 The Joy of Painting Bob Ross paints an extraordinary waterfall. 8.00 Secrets of the Museum The experts at the V&A museum restore a Mary Quant minidress. 9.00 Inside America’s Treasure House: The Met The museum’s record on inclusion and diversity. 10.00 Imagine – Faith Ringgold: Tell It Like It Is The work of the Harlemborn artist, author and activist. 11.10 Art of America Examining the role of artists and architects in the development of American culture. 12.10am Mark Gatiss on John Minton: The Lost Man of British Art 1.10 Great British Railway Journeys 1.40 Inside America’s Treasure House: The Met 2.40-3.40am Secrets of the Museum Jamie Oliver: Together 8pm, Channel 4 The celebrity chef welcomes some very important guests – special volunteers who gave their time to help with food banks, vaccinations and sewing personal protective equipment throughout the pandemic. He cooks them a side of salmon, decorated and flavoured with rosemary, chillies, capers and anchovies, served with a lemony potato salad and garlic tomatoes. 5 USA 6.00am TJC 9.00 Murder, She Wrote 10.00 NCIS 11.55 Entertainment News on 5 12.00noon Law & Order 6.00 NCIS A US Marine suspected of murder is killed in Iraq, and a search of his belongings reveals the body of a girl – but Gibbs thinks there is more to the case than meets the eye. 6.55 Entertainment News on 5 7.00 NCIS Triple bill. Tony is infected with a deadly virus after opening a letter containing a mysterious white powder; an old enemy targets Gibbs. Guest starring Rudolf Martin; Gibbs must face the consequence of his actions after he assists Ziva. 10.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Triple bill of the crime drama. 12.55am Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Crime drama. 1.50 Chicago PD 3.30 Criminals: Caught on Camera 3.55 Entertainment News on 5 4.00-6.00am Teleshopping Monday 20 his face hidden by a balaclava, he targets elderly victims, robbing them and subjecting them to terrifying ordeals. Sutton tries to get a feel for the perpetrator and meets with a frosty reception from officers working the case. But when another attack takes place, DNA evidence links it to the Night Stalker and gives Sutton his first glimpse of the prime suspect. FILM CHOICE National Lampoon’s Vacation 9pm, TCM Movies Lovable but accident-prone inventor Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) decides to take his family on holiday to Walley World. However, their trip from Chicago to the Californian theme park is plagued by numerous mishaps and disasters. Beverly D’Angelo co-stars as Clark’s longsuffering wife Ellen and watch out too for a cameo from the much-missed John Candy. Freeview 21 Sky Arts F’view 11 6.00am Beyond the Grace Note 7.30 Hamilton: One Shot to Broadway 9.00 Tales of the Unexpected 10.00 Bruce Willis 11.00 The Eighties 11.55 National Trust: Garden Treasures 1.05pm Tales of the Unexpected 2.05 Michelle Pfeiffer 3.00 Munch from the Munch Museum and National Gallery, Oslo 4.00 The Ramones 4.30 Video Killed the Radio Star 5.00 Tales of the Unexpected 6.00 Discovering: Mel Gibson 7.00 Andre Rieu: Welcome to My World Concerts in Vienna. 8.00 Landmark Gemma Cairney hosts. 9.00 I Am Johnny Cash Documentary. 11.00 Johnny Cash: In Concert 11.45 Thomas Hardy: Fate, Exclusion and Tragedy 12.45am Comedy Legends 1.45 John Goodman 3.00 Hollywood Censored 4.00 Cheltenham Literature Festival 2020 5.00-6.00am The Eighties

film ratings ★★★★★ Brilliant ★★★★ Very Good ★★★ Good ★★ Average ★ Bad (R) Repeat BBC One BBC Two ITV Channel 4 Channel 5 6.00am Breakfast News headlines. 9.15 Morning Live Magazine. 10.00 Crimewatch Live Appeals. 10.45 Close Calls: On Camera (R) 11.15 Homes Under the Hammer Properties in Wimbledon, Nottingham and Ebbw Vale. 12.15pm Bargain Hunt From Nottingham racecourse. (R) 1.00 BBC News at One; Weather 1.30 Regional News; Weather 1.45 Doctors Valerie tracks down her missing witness. 2.15 Unbeatable Quiz show, hosted by Jason Manford. 3.00 Escape to the Country A couple search for a Devon home with land for a glamping business. 3.45 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021 Further coverage of the famous horticultural event. 4.30 Antiques Road Trip Charles Hanson picks up an item for pennies in the Pennines. 5.15 Pointless Quiz, hosted by Alexander Armstrong. 6.00 BBC News at Six; Weather 6.30 Regional News; Weather 6.30am Bargain Hunt (R) 7.15 Escape to the Country (R) 8.00 Sign Zone: Shop Well for Less? A North Yorkshire couple whose spending has got out of hand. (R) 9.00 BBC News at 9 Reports. 10.00 BBC News Headlines. 12.15pm Politics Live The latest stories from Westminster. 1.00 The Super League Show The final round of regularseason fixtures. (R) 1.45 Eggheads Quiz show. (R) 2.15 The Big Painting Challenge The artists have to capture the human body in motion. (R) 3.15 Handmade in Bolton (R) 3.45 Make Me a Dealer Paul Martin hosts from Stafford. (R) 4.30 Glorious Gardens from Above Horticulturist Christine Walkden visits Essex. (R) 5.15 Flog It! From Ickworth House near Bury St Edmunds. (R) 6.00 Richard Osman’s House of Games Trivia-based quiz. 6.30 Take a Hike Student Jasmine leads a seaside stroll along Whitley Bay. 6.00am Good Morning Britain News, current affairs and lifestyle features. 9.00 Lorraine Entertainment, lifestyle and fashion news. 10.00 This Morning Celebrity chat, lifestyle features, advice and competitions. Including Local Weather. 12.30pm Loose Women Celebrity interviews and topical debate with the panel. 1.30 ITV News; Weather 1.55 Regional News; Weather 2.00 Judge Rinder Criminal barrister Robert Rinder takes on real-life cases in a studio courtroom. 3.00 Tenable Five university friends join forces to take on the Tenable tower, answering questions about top 10 lists, then trying to score a perfect 10 in the final round. (R) 3.59 Regional Weather 4.00 Tipping Point Quiz show, hosted by Ben Shephard. 5.00 The Chase Quiz show. 6.00 Regional News; Weather 6.30 ITV Evening News; Weather 6.00am Countdown (R) 6.40 Cheers Double bill. (R) 7.40 The King of Queens (R) 9.05 Frasier Triple bill. (R) 10.30 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA (R) 11.25 Channel 4 News Summary 11.30 Find It, Fix It, Flog It (R) 12.30pm Steph’s Packed Lunch Steph McGovern presents the weekday magazine. 2.10 Countdown Word game. 3.00 A Place in the Sun Featuring a couple hoping to move to the Loire Valley in France. 4.00 The Great House Giveaway Renovating a West Yorkshire house. (R) 5.00 Four in a Bed Paul and Debbie welcome their rivals to the New Inn pub in East Sussex. 5.30 Come Dine with Me A psychic medium hosts. 6.00 The Simpsons Homer strikes up a friendship with Chief Wiggum. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks Cher is determined to try and get her family back, and Marnie hopes to find the perfect candidate. (R) 6.00am Milkshake! Children’s TV. 9.15 Jeremy Vine Discussion. 11.15 The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door A man is driven out after a campaign by animal rights activists. (R) 12.15pm 5 News at Lunchtime 12.20 Traffic Cops (R) 1.15 Home and Away See 6.00pm for details. (R) 1.45 Neighbours See 5.30pm. 2.15 FILM Hidden Family Secrets (2018) When a woman’s daughter goes missing under suspicious circumstances, she does everything in her power to try and find her. Thriller, starring Diora Baird. ★★★ 4.00 Bargain-Loving Brits in the Sun After investing in their Spanish bar, a duo faces uncertain times. (R) 5.00 5 News at 5 Headlines. 5.30 Neighbours Jane and Chloe open a package addressed to Nicolette. (R) 6.00 Home and Away Ryder tries to get Bella involved with the art fundraiser. (R) 6.30 5 News Tonight Headlines. 7 8 9 10 11 12 midnight 10.35pm, Back to Life: Daisy Haggard and Adeel Akhtar 7.00 The One Show Presented by Alex Scott and Jermaine Jenas. 7.30 EastEnders Rainie and Stuart are left dumbfounded at Mick’s false accusation. 7.50 Holby City Jeni starts making plans to send Evie away, Max insists that Jac should start looking into alternative treatments for her tumour, and Josh is lovingly supportive of new mum Ange. 8.30 My Family The death of Aunt Margaret leads the Harpers to reluctantly arrange a weekend away to attend the funeral. (R) 9.00 Silent Witness Part two of two. With the suspect in a coma and an attacker seemingly at large in the hospital, Nikki calls on Adam’s expertise to help solve the case. Drama, starring Emilia Fox and Jason Wong. 10.00 BBC News at Ten 10.25 Regional News; Weather 10.35 Back to Life A series of disasters threatens to derail Miri’s date with Billy. Caroline and Oscar find a visitor on their doorstep and must finally reckon with Caroline’s affair. 11.05 Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit A stand-up performance by the 2020 Strictly champion in which he became the first British comedian to tread the boards of the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, sharing tales from more than 20 years as a travelling performer. (R) 12.05am Patrick Kielty: One Hundred Years of Union. The presenter discovers how the trauma of the past is shaping the future of Northern Ireland, and why some feel a united Ireland could be on the horizon. (R) 1.05 Weather for the Week Ahead 1.10-6.00am BBC News 9pm, A House Through Time: David Olusoga 7.00 RHS Chelsea Flower Show The team present further coverage of the famous horticultural event from the Royal Hospital Chelsea, which for the first time in its 108-year history is being held in the autumn. 8.00 Saving Lives at Sea In Trearddur Bay, the RNLI crew battle through gale force winds and huge waves as they try to save a surfer, while on the same stretch of Welsh coast, a fishing vessel is reported missing. 9.00 A House Through Time In this edition of the series, David Olusoga looks back to 1913, when Number 5 was home to Frederick and Louisa Pryce Lewis, and using a family photo album, follows the trail of the Lewis’s son, Walter. 10.00 Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse head to the Norfolk Broads, fishing for rudd in some of East Anglia’s most historic waterways. (R) 10.30 Newsnight Analysis of the day’s events, with Emily Maitlis. 11.15 NFL This Week Action from the second round of fixtures, including Carolina Panthers v New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Ravens v Kansas City Chiefs. 12.05am Sign Zone: Ambulance. The pandemic takes its toll on the North West Ambulance Service. (R) 1.05 Sign Zone: A Killing in Tiger Bay. The story of one of Britain’s most notorious miscarriages of justice. (R) 2.05-6.30am This Is BBC Two. Preview of upcoming programmes. 7pm, emmerdale: Paddy Dingle 7.00 Emmerdale Paddy makes a dangerous deal, the Woolpack is broken into, and Marlon wonders to Bob how they can ever be a family again. Long-running soap set amid the rolling scenery of the Yorkshire Dales. 8.00 Love Your Garden Alan Titchmarsh and his team of gardening experts head to Waltham Abbey to create a tropical escape with a yoga deck and home office at its heart for a selfless leukaemia survivor. 9.00 Manhunt The Night Stalker Colin presents his review findings to DCS Hamish Campbell and suggests a strategy called ‘Minstead Lite’, but Hamish wants Colin to stay on to see this new approach through. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather 10.30 Regional News; Weather 10.45 Fred and Rose West: Reopened Part two of two. The investigative team’s discovery of ’blue material’ beneath a cafe in Gloucester leads police to take over the search. And the use of Ground Penetrating Radar and sniffer dogs reveal two suspicious sites in Gloucestershire. (R) 11.45 Beyond the Line: North Wales Traffic Cops Behind the scenes with the officers of the North Wales Roads Policing Unit, which covers almost 700 miles of road from the rural west to the built-up urban east. (R) 12.10am Home Shopping 3.00 FYI Extra 3.15 ITV Nightscreen. Textbased information service. 5.05- 6.00am Tipping Point. Ben Shephard hosts the arcade-themed quiz. (R) 10.30pm, Gogglebox: Jenny and Lee 7.00 Channel 4 News A round-up of the latest headlines, in-depth interviews and analysis of political developments and current affairs. Plus, the day’s leading sports stories and up-to-theminute weather reports. 8.00 NEW The Great British Bake Off Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas welcome 12 new contestants into the famous tent, baking mini rolls, a nostalgic teatime classic and a cake that expresses their creativity. 9.30 Spice Girls: How Girl Power Changed Britain The girl group story continues with the sacking of their manager Simon Fuller, their first major tour to sell-out audiences around the world and the dramatic departure of Geri. 10.30 Gogglebox The armchair critics share their opinions on what they have been watching on television during the week, with cameras capturing their instant reactions to the week’s biggest and best shows. (R) 11.35 Sixteen: Class of 2021 Callum receives a talk from his dad about the ‘birds and the bees’, Kara dreams of becoming a tattoo artist and Aaminah gives a speech at the end-of-year assembly. Last in series. 12.35am Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA (R) 1.25 Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back (R) 2.15 Iris Prize Best British Shorts: Queering Di Teknolojik (R) 2.25 Undercover Boss USA (R) 3.15 The Handmaid’s Tale (R) 4.15 Couples Come Dine with Me (R) 5.05-6.00am Location, Location, Location (R) 9pm, New Lives in the Wild: Ben Fogle 7.00 GPs: Behind Closed Doors Dr Ali is visited by a young patient who has let her urinary tract infection go untreated for eight weeks. Upon hearing about her symptoms, her mum has brought her into the surgery. 8.00 The Yorkshire Vet A farmer rushes in a struggling pregnant sheep who belongs to his two-yearold son, and Julian and Anne head to Jacki’s alpaca farm to deal with Ebony’s worrying lump on her lip. 9.00 Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild Ben travels to a unique, tiny island in the Scottish Hebrides where he meets ex-social care worker Philip, who has embraced a new way of life in this small, alternative community. 10.00 Police Code Zero: Officer Under Attack In North Wales, a desperate gang of suspected burglars try to smash a police vehicle with bricks as they attempt to escape capture. In Hereford, a bouncer is verbally abused 11.05 FILM RoboCop (2014, 12) A critically injured police officer is rebuilt as a crime-fighting cyborg, but struggles to retain free will. Sci-fi thriller remake, directed by Jose Padilha, starring Joel Kinnaman and Gary Oldman. ★★★ 1.15 The 21.co.uk Live Casino Show 3.20 Inside DHL: The World’s Biggest Delivery Company (R) 4.05 Dale Winton’s Florida Fly Drive. The presenter travels around the Sunshine State. (R) 4.50 Wildlife SOS (R) 5.10 House Doctor (R) 5.35 Fireman Sam (R) 5.45-6.00am Paw Patrol (R)

ITV2 6.00am FYI Extra 6.15 Love Bites 7.20 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 8.00 Emmerdale 8.30 Coronation Street 9.30 Ellen’s Game of Games 10.30 Dress to Impress 11.30 Love Bites 12.30pm Emmerdale 1.00 Coronation Street 2.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 3.00 Dress to Impress 4.00 Love Bites 5.00 You’ve Been Framed! Gold. Comical clip show. 6.00 Celebrity Catchphrase With Larry Lamb, Sam Quek and Scarlett Moffatt. 7.00 Superstore Double bill of comedy. 8.00 Bob’s Burgers Double bill of fun. 9.00 Ready to Mingle Sophia’s family arrives to help interrogate some of the men. Hosted by Katherine Ryan. 10.00 Plebs Double bill of comedy. 11.00 Family Guy Double bill of fun. 12.00m’t American Dad! 1.00 Bob’s Burgers 1.55 Superstore 2.50 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 3.05 FYI Extra 3.20 ITV2 Nightscreen. Information. 3.30-6.00am Teleshopping Freeview 19 Dave 6.00am Teleshopping 7.10 Lazy Boy Garage 8.00 Ultimate Movers 9.00 Storage Hunters UK 10.00 American Pickers 12.00noon Top Gear 2.00 Cop Car Workshop 3.00 Top Gear 5.00 Rick Stein’s Road to Mexico. In Guadalajara. 6.00 QI XL Hosted by Sandi Toksvig. 7.00 Richard Osman’s House of Games 7.40 Would I Lie to You? With guest panellists Nadiya Hussain, Diane Morgan, Bob Mortimer and Michael Smiley. 8.20 QI Featuring panellists Josh Widdicombe, Jo Brand and Phill Jupitus. 9.00 QI XL With Aisling Bea, Lee Mack, Jason Manford and Alan Davies. 10.00 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled Andy Field, Geoff Lloyd, Lou Sanders and Guz Kahn make revelations. 11.00 Taskmaster With Greg Davies. 12.00m’t Mock the Week 12.40 Have I Got a Bit More News for You 1.40 Would I Lie to You? 2.15 QI 3.00 24 Hours to Go Broke 4.00-6.00am Teleshopping E4 Freeview 6 6.00am Hollyoaks 7.00 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 8.00 Melissa & Joey 9.00 How I Met Your Mother 10.00 The Big Bang Theory 11.00 The Goldbergs 12.00noon Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.00 The Big Bang Theory: four episodes. 3.00 Mike & Molly 4.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 4.30 Married at First Sight UK. Reality show. 5.40 Rude(ish) Tube Shorts 6.00 The Big Bang Theory Double bill. 7.00 Hollyoaks Cher is at rock bottom. 7.30 Celebrity Come Dine with Me Abz Love hosts the second dinner party. 8.00 Don’t Tell the Bride: Revisited 9.00 Married at First Sight UK Feelings deepen and the stakes are raised. 10.00 The Holden Girls: Mandy & Myrtle 11.05 Naked Attraction Dating show. 12.05am Gogglebox 1.10 Married at First Sight UK 2.10 The Holden Girls: Mandy & Myrtle 3.00 First Dates 3.55 The Big Bang Theory 4.45 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 5.10-6.00am The Goldbergs. Comedy. YTV As ITV except: 1.55-2.00pm ITV News Calendar 6.00-6.30 ITV News Calendar 10.30-10.45pm ITV News Calendar BBC Scotland 7.00pm Beechgrove 7.30 Landward 8.00 Born to Be Wild 9.00 The Nine 10.00 Let’s Talk About the English 11.00pm-12.00m’t Scots in China SCOTLAND As BBC1 except: 1.30-1.45pm Reporting Scotland; Weather 6.30 Reporting Scotland; Weather 7.00 River City 8.00 EastEnders 8.20-9.00 Holby City 10.25- 10.30pm Reporting Scotland; Weather WALES As BBC1 except: 1.30-1.45pm BBC Wales Today; Weather 6.30-7.00 BBC Wales Today 8.30-9.00 Carol Vorderman: Closer to Home 10.25-10.30pm BBC Wales Today WALES As BBC2 except: 1.45pm Welsh First Minister’s Questions 2.35 Eggheads 3.05 The Big Painting Challenge 4.05 Handmade in Bolton 4.35 Glorious Gardens from Above. From Essex. 5.20-6.00pm Flog It! STV As ITV except: 1.55-2.00pm STV News; Weather 6.00-6.30 STV News at Six; Weather 10.30 STV News 10.40 Scotland Freeview 20 Drama 6.00am Teleshopping 7.20 Doctor Finlay 8.25 The Bill 9.30 Classic Holby City 10.55 Classic Casualty 12.00noon The Bill 1.00 Classic EastEnders 2.20 Peak Practice 3.20 Bergerac 4.20 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet 5.20 Birds of a Feather 6.00 Bread Questions trouble the Boswell household. Stars Jean Boht. 6.40 ’Allo ’Allo! The Resistance provides a waitress to fill the vacancy at Cafe Rene. 7.20 Last of the Summer Wine A worldly wise acquaintance of Alvin catches Howard’s eye. With Shirley Ann Field. 8.00 The Last Detective Davies looks into the death of a former rock star from the 1970s. Tony Slattery guest stars. 9.30 New Tricks A painting in the Queen’s private collection is found to be a fake. Anthony Head guest stars. 10.55 Bad Girls An ecstatic Di announces her engagement to Barry. 12.05am Waking the Dead 2.30 Call the Midwife 4.00-6.00am Teleshopping Freeview 13 Freeview 18 More4 Variations Freeview 27 ITVBe 7.00am The Real Housewives of Cheshire 8.00 Buying and Selling 9.00 LittleBe 12.00noon Be Beautiful 12.10 The Real Housewives of Potomac 1.10 The Real Housewives of Cheshire 2.10 The Only Way Is Essex 3.10 Million Dollar Listing: LA 4.05 The Real Housewives of New Jersey 5.00 The Real Housewives of New York City. Ramona sends a group text about Dorinda’s anger issues. 6.00 Masters of Flip DIY series. 7.00 Buying and Selling Property show. 8.00 Dinner Date Abby from Cardiff chooses her three blind dates. 9.00 Ferne McCann: First Time Mum Ferne and her best pals hit the road in a campervan for a holiday in Cornwall. 10.00 Botched Terry Dubrow tries to help a reality star’s real-world uni-boob situation. 11.00 Love Island USA Reality series. 11.55 The Only Way Is Essex Reality. 12.45am FYI Extra. Entertainment news reports. 1.00-7.00am Teleshopping 8.55am Kirstie’s Vintage Gems 9.15 A Place in the Sun 11.05 Escape to the Chateau: DIY 12.10pm Heir Hunters 1.10 Four in a Bed: five episodes. 3.50 Find It, Fix It, Flog It 5.55 The Secret Life of the Zoo. An okapi has mating problems. 6.55 Escape to the Chateau: DIY Dick visits Stephanie to help get the original chateau pizza oven working. 7.55 Grand Designs An update on a couple who transformed a cottage. 9.00 24 Hours in A&E A 52-year-old hits his head on a concrete step. 10.00 Baby Surgeons: Delivering Miracles Documentary following one of the UK’s leading fetal medicine units. 11.05 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown With Sean Lock, Stephen Mangan, Richard Ayoade and Katherine Ryan. 12.10am 24 Hours in A&E 1.15 Baby Surgeons: Delivering Miracles 2.20 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown 3.25-3.50am Food Unwrapped Tonight 11.05 Fred and Rose West: Reopened 12.05am Beyond the Line: North Wales Traffic Cops 12.30-3.00am Home Shopping ITV WALES As ITV except: 1.55-2.00pm ITV News Cymru Wales 10.30 ITV News Cymru Wales 10.45 Fishlock’s Choice 11.15pm- 12.10am Fred and Rose West: Reopened S4C 6.00am Cyw 12.00noon Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd 12.05pm Caru Siopa 12.30 Heno 1.00 Codi Pac 1.30 Ffermio 2.00 Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd 2.05 Prynhawn Da. Magazine programme. 3.00 Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd 3.05 Noson Lawen 2021. Catrin Angharad presents performances by Anglesey artists. 4.00 Awr Fawr 5.00 Stwnsh 6.00 Wil ac Aeron: Taith yr Alban 6.30 Rownd a Rownd. Ken is determined that he is well enough to return to work at the office. 6.57 Newyddion S4C 7.00 Heno. Magazine programme, featuring stories from all over Wales. 7.30 Newyddion 8.00 Pobol y Cwm 8.25 Rownd a Rownd 8.55 Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd 9.00 Cynefin. The rich history of Llangollen. 10.00 Heliwr. Saverio’s investigation is drawing closer to an ally of Don Luchino. 11.05-11.40pm Pobl a’u Gerddi Picks of the day The Great British Bake Off 8pm, Channel 4 The week just keeps on giving with the welcome return of the ultimate in comfort TV. Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas are joined by judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith as a dozen hopefuls face Cake Week. Their first order of business is producing 12 perfect mini rolls in the signature challenge, before lifting the gingham cloth for the first technical – a nostalgic teatime classic. Holby City 7.50pm, BBC One Jac has put almost every other member of the staff through the mill, so we could be forgiven for not exactly overflowing with sympathy for her as she faces a serious health challenge. She’s not about to change her ways, however, and refuses to listen to Max. Meanwhile, there’s drama for Fletch and Donna – will they find out the truth about Jeni? BBC4 Freeview 9 7.00pm Great British Railway Journeys Michael Portillo travels between Taunton and Newton Abbot. 7.30 The Joy of Painting Bob Ross paints an old log cabin in the woods. 8.00 The Good Life Tom and Barbara decide to attend evening classes. 8.30 Porridge Godber enters the prison boxing championships. 9.00 Rik Mayall: Lord of Misrule Simon Callow narrates a celebration of the comedian and actor’s life and work, with contributions by Michael Palin, Simon Pegg and Ben Elton. 10.00 Bottom Wretched flatmates Richie and Eddie go camping. 10.30 Remember The Secret Policeman’s Ball? A celebration. 11.45 Some Scousers with Jokes 12.15am Motherland 12.45 Great British Railway Journeys 1.15 Rik Mayall 2.10-3.15am Inside America’s Treasure House: The Met Love Your Garden 8pm, ITV If you’re having a rough day, this sweet series will give you a lift. Alan Titchmarsh and his team head to Waltham Abbey, where they create a tropical escape with a yoga deck and home office for Venessa Taylor. She’s a leukaemia survivor who campaigns to raise the awareness of blood cancer and the importance of bone-marrow donations across all ethnic groups. 5 USA 6.00am Teleshopping 9.00 Murder, She Wrote 10.00 NCIS 10.55 Entertainment News on 5 11.00 NCIS 12.00noon Law & Order 5.55 Entertainment News on 5 6.00 NCIS Triple bill. Part one of two. The team tries to locate Ari; part two of two. Gibbs blames himself for Kate’s death, and enlists Jenny’s help to track down Ari; Gibbs interrogates a death-row prisoner. 9.00 Law & Order: Criminal Intent A woman is murdered during an emergency phone call. 10.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Triple bill. A sports reporter seeks Benson’s help; the SVU must thwart a clinically psychopathic boy; a girl disappears at a college party. 12.55am Law & Order: SVU 1.50 Chicago PD 3.30 Criminals: Caught on Camera 3.55 Entertainment News 4.00-6.00am Teleshopping Tuesday 21 Once the contestants’ nerves have recovered – or not – they then get a chance to express their technical creativity by creating cakes designed to defy the laws of physics in the showstopper. Will any of them get a Hollywood handshake or a Prue pep talk, before the opening Star Baker of the series is crowned and the first of the dozen bakers is sent home? FILM CHOICE Run All Night 9pm, TCM Movies Liam Neeson continues his action movie rebirth, playing another retired hitman and one-man army in this enjoyable action thriller. Irish mob enforcer Jimmy ‘The Gravedigger’ Conlon is forced out of retirement after his son becomes the accidental witness to a shootout. The pair go on the run, pursued by Ed Harris’s villain and Vincent D’Onofrio’s detective. Freeview 21 Sky Arts F’view 11 6.00am Glyndebourne: No Ordinary Summer 7.00 Sarah Brightman: Hymn 9.00 Tales of the Unexpected 10.00 Michelle Pfeiffer 11.00 The Eighties 12.00noon Cezanne: Portraits of a Life 1.00 Tales of the Unexpected 2.00 Mel Gibson 3.00 Picasso Live from Tate Modern 4.00 Ray Charles 4.30 Video Killed the Radio Star 5.00 Tales of the Unexpected 6.00 Richard Attenborough 7.00 Landmark Northern Ireland heat. 8.00 The South Bank Show 9.00 Inside Art: Bristol Street Art at M Shed An exhibition. 10.00 Judy Garland By Marc Almond 11.00 Judy Garland: Duets 12.10am FILM Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015, 15) Documentary about 1960s blues singer Janis Joplin. ★★★★ 2.10 I Am Johnny Cash 4.00 Cheltenham Literature Festival 2020 5.00-6.00am The Eighties

film ratings ★★★★★ Brilliant ★★★★ Very Good ★★★ Good ★★ Average ★ Bad (R) Repeat BBC One BBC Two ITV Channel 4 Channel 5 6.00am Breakfast News headlines. 9.15 Morning Live Magazine. 10.00 Crimewatch Live Appeals. 10.45 Close Calls: On Camera (R) 11.15 Homes Under the Hammer Properties in Kent, London and the West Midlands. (R) 12.15pm Bargain Hunt Bargain hunting in Lincolnshire. (R) 1.00 BBC News at One; Weather 1.30 Regional News; Weather 1.45 Doctors A stand-up comic and a homeless man have their lives changed for ever. 2.15 Unbeatable Quiz show. 3.00 Escape to the Country A retirement retreat in the Cornish countryside. (R) 3.45 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021 Further coverage from the Royal Hospital Chelsea. 4.30 Antiques Road Trip Ochuko Ojiri and Charles Hanson look for bargains in Liverpool. 5.15 Pointless Quiz show. 6.00 BBC News at Six; Weather 6.30 Regional News; Weather 6.55 Party Political Broadcast by the Liberal Democrats 6.30am Antiques Road Trip (R) 7.15 Escape to the Country (R) 8.00 Sign Zone: Our Lives: Pride of Place (R) 8.30 Sign Zone: Beechgrove (R) 9.00 BBC News at 9 10.00 BBC News Headlines. 11.15 Politics Live The latest stories from Westminster. 1.00pm Head Hunters Quiz show, hosted by Rob Beckett. (R) 1.45 Eggheads Quiz show,. (R) 2.15 The Big Painting Challenge The final from Greenwich. (R) 3.15 Handmade in Bolton Trying to make a pre-Reformation era alabaster carving. (R) 3.45 Make Me a Dealer Carol Gardner and Jane Anderson from Nottingham compete. (R) 4.30 Glorious Gardens from Above Christine Walkden sails into Wales in a hot-air balloon. (R) 5.15 Flog It! Valuing antiques at Blackpool Tower Circus. (R) 6.00 Richard Osman’s House of Games Trivia-based quiz. 6.30 Take a Hike A fashionthemed hike around Harbottle. 6.00am Good Morning Britain News, current affairs and lifestyle features. 9.00 Lorraine Entertainment, lifestyle and fashion news. 10.00 This Morning Celebrity chat, lifestyle features, advice and competitions. Including Local Weather. 12.30pm Loose Women Celebrity interviews and topical debate with the panel. 1.30 ITV News; Weather 1.55 Regional News; Weather 2.00 Judge Rinder Criminal barrister Robert Rinder takes on real-life cases in a studio courtroom. 3.00 Tenable A team of five family members answer questions about top 10 lists. (R) 3.59 Regional Weather 4.00 Tipping Point Quiz show, hosted by Ben Shephard. 5.00 The Chase Quiz show, hosted by Bradley Walsh. 6.00 Regional News; Weather 6.25 Party Political Broadcast By the Liberal Democrats. 6.30 ITV Evening News; Weather 6.00am Countdown (R) 6.40 Cheers Double bill. (R) 7.40 The King of Queens (R) 9.05 Frasier Triple bill. (R) 10.30 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA (R) 11.25 Channel 4 News Summary 11.30 Find It, Fix It, Flog It (R) 12.30pm Steph’s Packed Lunch Steph McGovern presents the weekday magazine. 2.10 Countdown Kay Burley is in Dictionary Corner. 3.00 A Place in the Sun A couple search for a holiday home in Lake Vinuela, southern Spain. 4.00 The Great House Giveaway Cora and Jonny buy a house in Kirkham, Lancashire. (R) 5.00 Four in a Bed The guests spend the night at the King’s Head in Lewes, East Sussex. 5.30 Come Dine with Me A vlogger hopes his guests like their food deep fried. 6.00 The Simpsons Lisa befriends a beached whale. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks Cher is at rock bottom after being rejected by her family and friends. (R) 6.00am Milkshake! Children’s TV. 9.15 Jeremy Vine Discussion. 11.15 The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door A six-year dispute over a shared drive. (R) 12.15pm 5 News at Lunchtime 12.20 Traffic Cops Matt Cooling and Josh Field pursue a lorry they suspect is stolen. (R) 1.15 Home and Away See 6.00pm. 1.45 Neighbours See 5.30pm. 2.15 FILM Young, Stalked and Pregnant (2020, 12) A pregnant high school student tells her boyfriend she is planning a future without him – so he takes matters into his own hands. Thriller, starring, Taylor Blackwell. ★★ 4.00 Bargain-Loving Brits in the Sun A new arrival in Saydo Park discovers the joys of drag at the age of 66. (R) 5.00 5 News at 5 Headlines. 5.30 Neighbours Harlow struggles with her lowly position. (R) 6.00 Home and Away Ari remains by Nikau’s side while he is in a coma. (R) 6.30 5 News Tonight Headlines. 7 8 9 10 11 12 midnight 5.15pm, pointless: Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman 7.00 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021 The team present further coverage of the famous horticultural event from the Royal Hospital Chelsea, which for the first time in its 108-year history is being held in the autumn. 8.00 The Repair Shop Jay Blades and the experts set to work on more treasured family heirlooms, restoring a Victorian railway lamp, a musical jewellery box and three gold-plated ploughing trophies. 9.00 Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers Documentary in which more than a dozen members of the royal family pay tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, including all his children and adult grandchildren. 10.00 BBC News at Ten 10.25 Regional News; Weather 10.35 Gossip Girl An incident at a nearby school finds all eyes on Gossip Girl, Julien and Zoya team up for Halloween and bad news leads to panic for Audrey. Obie grows suspicious of Zoya’s new friend. Revival of the US drama about a group of privileged New York teens. 11.35 Hayley Goes Hayley Pearce immerses herself in car culture, meeting a female mechanic hoping to encourage more women to enter the trade and a driver building her own dream car. She also visits one of Wales’ most notorious accident hotspots and undergoes a driving assessment 12 years after passing her test. 12.05am Weather for the Week Ahead 12.10-6.00am BBC News 6pm, House of Games: Ingrid Oliver and Ed Byrne 7.00 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Countryfile presenters Adam Henson and Steve Brown team up with antique experts David Harper and Roo Irvine for a trip around the Cotswold Hills, hoping to find items to sell at auction. (R) 8.00 RHS Chelsea Flower Show The team present further coverage of the famous horticultural event from the Royal Hospital Chelsea, which for the first time in its 108-year history is being held in the autumn. 9.00 Jay’s Yorkshire Workshop Jay and his workshop make furniture for a veteran who suffered problems when he left the forces and has now set up a charity to help ex-forces members, and a couple who have fostered 130 children. 10.00 Mock the Week Dara O Briain hosts a 2010 edition of the quiz, with guests Jack Whitehall and Chris Addison offering opinions on the past week’s world events. (R) 10.30 Newsnight Analysis of the day’s events, with Emily Maitlis. 11.15 FILM Whiplash (2014, 15) A jazz drummer’s dream of enrolling at a prestigious music academy turns into a nightmare thanks to his uncompromising tutor. Drama, starring Miles Teller and JK Simmons. ★★★★★ 12.55am Sign Zone: Imagine – Bernardine Evaristo: Never Give Up. Alan Yentob explores the life and work of author Bernardine Evaristo. (R) 2.10 Sign Zone: Celebrity MasterChef. The celebs are tested on their teamwork in the first semi-final. (R) 3.10-6.15am This Is BBC Two 8pm, Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport Demi 7.00 Emmerdale The police are suspicious, Jai feels betrayed by Kim, and Gabby is frustrated by Jamie. 7.30 Coronation Street Freda worries that Aled’s family aims to eradicate his deafness, and Yasmeen lays down the law. 8.00 Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport Travel becomes more complicated in the wake of new Covid-19 quarantine laws. 8.30 Coronation Street Gemma launches a search for Aled, and Audrey welcomes Gail home from Thailand. 9.00 Manhunt The Night Stalker With absolutely no guarantee it will work, the Force Tasking Group have to come to a decision about funding Colin’s high stakes gamble. Factbased crime drama, starring Martin Clunes and Sule Rimi. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather 10.30 Regional News; Weather 10.45 Peston Political magazine show presented by Robert Peston, featuring major interviews with MPs, topical guests and cultural figures. Including updates from social media taking in perspectives from viewers, experts and key players throughout the show. 11.40 British Touring Car Championship Highlights Steve Rider presents action from races 19, 20 and 21 of the season from Croft. With reporter Louise Goodman and commentary by David Addison, Tim Harvey, Richard John Neil and Paul O’Neill. 12.55am Home Shopping 3.00 FYI Extra. Short bulletin rounding up the day’s showbusiness stories. 3.15 ITV Nightscreen 5.05-6.00am Tipping Point. Quiz, with Ben Shephard. (R) 9pm, grand designs Kevin McCloud (right) 7.00 Channel 4 News A round-up of the latest headlines, in-depth interviews and analysis of political developments and current affairs. Plus, the day’s leading sports stories and up-to-theminute weather reports. 8.00 Changing Rooms Anna Richardson presents the home makeover challenge from Bury St Edmunds, helping two neighbours and workmates redecorate rooms in each other’s homes. Last in series. 9.00 Grand Designs Kevin McCloud meets widowed teacher Gretta, who is making a fresh start in Cambridgeshire with a new home being designed by her nephew and project managed by her brother-in-law. 10.00 NEW Sex Actually with Alice Levine The presenter steps out of her comfort zone to embark on a journey of sexual discovery, invited into homes across the UK to find out what sex means for modern Brits. 11.05 Death on the Common: My Mother’s Murder The murder of Rachel Nickell from the perspective of her son Alex, who was only two years old at the time, and the sole witness to her killing on Wimbledon Common in July 1992. (R) 12.05am Bin Laden: The Road to 9/11 (R) 1.00 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares (R) 1.50 Deceit (R) 2.45 The Handmaid’s Tale (R) 3.35 Iris Prize Best British Shorts: The Passing (R) 3.55 Couples Come Dine with Me (R) 4.45 Location, Location, Location (R) 5.40-6.00am Iris Prize Best British Shorts: Wings (R) 8pm, Coastal Devon & Cornwall: Michael Portillo 7.00 Inside Greggs: Britain’s Best Bakery Documentary revealing the secrets of the successful bakery chain, offering a behind the scenes look at the products they sell and staff who work in their stores across the country. (R) 8.00 Coastal Devon & Cornwall with Michael Portillo Michael begins this leg of his journey at South Devon’s most southerly point, Start Point, and embarks on a walk which takes in a broad sweep of eroding shingle coastline. 9.00 This Week on the Farm The documentary follows farming brothers Rob and Dave Nicholson who are taking on a new apprentice, their young nephew Marshall, but he does not seem quite ready for the rigours of farming life. 10.00 Levi Bellfield: Getting Away with Murder? In a follow-up to the previous feature length documentary, this programme examines the crimes of serial killer Levi Bellfield, questioning how the criminal managed to remain free for so long. 11.30 999: Criminals Caught on Camera Footage reveals horrifying abuse of homeless people caught on CCTV. Plus, terrorists planning a murderous attack are unaware their preparations were being caught on camera. (R) 12.25am Motorway Cops: Catching Britain’s Speeders (R) 1.15 The 21. co.uk Live Casino Show 3.15 Dale Winton’s Florida Fly Drive. The happiest town in America. (R) 4.00 Now That’s Funny! (R) 4.45 Wildlife SOS (R) 5.10 House Doctor (R) 5.35 Fireman Sam (R) 5.45-6.00am Paw Patrol (R)

ITV2 Dave 6.00am Teleshopping 7.10 Lazy Boy Garage 8.00 Ultimate Movers 9.00 Storage Hunters UK 10.00 American Pickers 12.00noon Top Gear 2.00 Cop Car Workshop 3.00 Top Gear. Double bill. 5.00 Rick Stein’s Road to Mexico 6.00 QI XL With Aisling Bea, Lee Mack, Jason Manford and Alan Davies. 7.00 Richard Osman’s House of Games 7.40 Would I Lie to You? With guest panellists Sara Cox, Jason Manford, Nick Robinson and Harry Shearer. 8.20 QI Featuring the Rev Richard Coles, Sara Pascoe and Bill Bailey. 9.00 QI XL Extended edition, with Jimmy Carr, Gyles Brandreth and Sally Phillips. 10.00 Live at the Apollo With Julian Clary, Omid Djalili and Reginald D Hunter. 11.00 Taskmaster Trivia-based games. 12.00m’t Mock the Week 12.40 Have I Got a Bit More News for You 1.40 Would I Lie to You? Panel show. 2.15 QI 2.45 Bush Pilots 4.00-6.00am Teleshopping E4 Freeview 6 6.00am FYI Extra 6.15 Love Bites 7.20 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 8.00 Emmerdale 9.00 You’ve Been Framed! 9.30 Ellen’s Game of Games 10.30 Dress to Impress 11.30 Love Bites 12.30pm Emmerdale 1.30 You’ve Been Framed! Gold 2.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 3.00 Dress to Impress 4.00 Love Bites 5.00 You’ve Been Framed! Gold: Harry’s Favourites 6.00 Celebrity Catchphrase Jeff Stelling, Charlotte Hawkins and Andy Whyment take part in the gameshow. 7.00 Superstore Double bill of comedy. 8.00 Bob’s Burgers Double bill of fun. 9.00 Ready to Mingle Mac and Sophia play a dangerous game to stir things up, while Sophia has decisions to make. 10.00 Family Guy Triple bill of fun. 11.30 American Dad! Animated comedy. 12.00m’t American Dad! 12.30 Bob’s Burgers 1.30 Superstore 2.20 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 3.10 FYI Extra 3.30-6.00am Teleshopping Freeview 19 6.00am Hollyoaks 7.00 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 8.00 Melissa & Joey 9.00 How I Met Your Mother 10.00 The Big Bang Theory 11.00 The Goldbergs 12.00noon Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.00 The Big Bang Theory. Four episodes. 3.00 Mike & Molly 4.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 4.30 Married at First Sight UK. Reality experiment. 5.30 The Big Bang Theory 6.00 The Big Bang Theory Double bill. 7.00 Hollyoaks Sylver avoids his problems. 7.30 Celebrity Come Dine with Me Donna and Verona host the third party. 8.00 Don’t Tell the Bride: Revisited 9.00 Married at First Sight UK The couples get a taste of the future. 10.00 One Stop Wedding Shop 11.05 Naked Attraction Dating show. 12.05am Gogglebox 1.10 Married at First Sight UK 2.10 First Dates 3.05 The Big Bang Theory 3.30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 3.55 The Goldbergs 4.45-6.00am Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA YTV As ITV except: 1.55-2.00pm ITV News Calendar 6.00-6.25 ITV News Calendar 10.30-10.45pm ITV News Calendar BBC Scotland 7.00pm Getting Hitched Asian Style 8.00 For Peat’s Sake – Our Lives 8.30 Hidden Lives 9.00 The Nine 10.00 Two Doors Down 10.30 David Wilson’s Crime Files. Two cases of murder by women. 11.00pm- 12.00m’t Can Hypnosis Fix Your Life? 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Rene uses strange means to establish radio contact with England. 7.20 Last of the Summer Wine 8.00 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries The poisoning of a Lancashire vicar appears accidental, until Lynley and Havers delve into his past and find a sinister motive. 10.00 New Tricks The team is given the task of re-examining the unsolved case of a peace protester found dead near a nuclear base in 1984, when one of his former friends is locked up for murder. 11.20 Bad Girls Denny returns to G-wing. 12.30am Waking the Dead 2.45 Call the Midwife 4.00-6.00am Teleshopping Freeview 13 Freeview 18 More4 Variations Freeview 27 ITVBe 7.00am The Real Housewives of Cheshire 8.00 Buying and Selling 9.00 LittleBe 12.00noon Unboxed 12.30 The Real Housewives of Potomac 1.30 The Real Housewives of Cheshire 2.30 The Only Way Is Essex 3.10 Million Dollar Listing: LA 4.05 The Real Housewives of New Jersey 5.00 The Real Housewives of New York City. Leah hosts a party. 6.00 Masters of Flip DIY series. 7.00 Buying and Selling Property series. 8.00 Dinner Date Jason from Essex chooses his three blind dates. 9.00 The Mummy Diaries Extra: Little Darlings Showcasing the funniest moments with Sam and Billie Faiers’s children over the past seven seasons. 10.00 The Only Way Is Essex Lockie is in a pickle and Chloe Brockett wants answers. 11.00 Love Island USA A new challenge that pits the two houses against each other. 12.00m’t The Only Way Is Essex. Reality series. 1.00-7.00am Teleshopping 8.55am Kirstie’s Vintage Gems 9.15 A Place in the Sun 11.05 Escape to the Chateau: DIY 12.10pm Heir Hunters 1.10 Four in a Bed. Five episodes. 3.50 Find It, Fix It, Flog It. A classic Ford Mustang. 5.55 The Secret Life of the Zoo 6.55 Escape to the Chateau: DIY Justin and Annabelle put up their newly renovated exterior chateau shutters. 7.55 Grand Designs A couple who built a light-filled glass pavilion. 9.00 999: What’s Your Emergency? A man reports an assault in progress, but when the police get there they find him drunk and asking for a lift home. 10.00 24 Hours in A&E A 91-year-old is airlifted to hospital after a car crash which required him to be cut from his car. 11.05 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown 12.05am 999: What’s Your Emergency? 1.10 24 Hours in A&E 2.15 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown 3.20-3.45am Food Unwrapped. Peanut allergies. ITV WALES As ITV except: 1.55-2.00pm ITV News Cymru Wales 10.30-10.45pm ITV News Cymru Wales. The latest headline reports. S4C 6.00am Cyw 11.00 Dysgu Gyda Cyw 12.00noon Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd 12.05pm Dau Gi Bach 12.30 Heno 1.00 Ceffylau Cymru. A visit to meet Meirionnydd Special Riding Group. 1.30 Sgwrs Dan y Lloer. Elin Fflur chats to some of Wales’ best-known people in their gardens. 2.00 Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd 2.05 Prynhawn Da. Magazine programme. 3.00 Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd 3.05 Cynefin. The rich history of Llangollen. 4.00 Awr Fawr 5.00 Stwnsh 6.00 Straeon Tafarn. The Pengwern B&B in Llanffestiniog, Gwynedd. 6.30 Bois y Rhondda. The adventures of the young people of the Rhondda Valley as they adapt to the new world and face the challenges of life. 6.57 Newyddion S4C 7.00 Heno. Magazine programme, featuring stories from all over Wales. 7.30 Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd 8.00 Pobol y Cwm. Secrets from Gaynor’s past come to light. 8.25 Y Byd yn ei Le 8.55 Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd 9.00 Cryfder Sioned Halpin 9.30 Am Dro 10.30-11.35pm Hewlfa Drysor Picks of the day Changing Rooms 8pm, Channel 4 It feels like a blink of the eye since the latest run of the makeover series began, but here we are at the final episode. Hopefully it will be back very soon, but in the meantime, we’re in Bury St Edmunds, where insurance broker Leanna and her husband, mechanic and fireman Jamie, have reached a deadlock over their neutral and uninspiring living room. They have opposite Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers 9pm, BBC One He was a controversial, yet much-loved public figure and here, all the Queen’s children, along with other members of the Royal Family, pay tribute to Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh, who died in April, aged 99. It features clips from the Queen’s private cine-film collection, as well as visits to his study and office. BBC4 Freeview 9 7.00pm Great British Railway Journeys Michael Portillo investigates the first radio signal to be sent across the Atlantic. 7.30 The Joy of Painting American artist Bob Ross creates a warm, golden waterfall scene. 8.00 Wild Brazil The monsoons arrive and the giant otter cubs must learn to swim ahead of their river flooding. 9.00 Neutrino: Hunting the Ghost Particle The 100-year search for the most elusive particle in the universe. 10.00 The Beginning and End of the Universe Unravelling the cosmic mystery of science’s creation story. 11.00 The Beginning and End of the Universe Professor Jim Al-Khalili considers how the universe will end. 12.00m’t The Sky at Night 1.00 Great British Railway Journeys 1.30 Wild Brazil 2.30-3.30am Neutrino: Hunting the Ghost Particle Jay’s Yorkshire Workshop 9pm, BBC Two The expert furniture makers and woodworkers craft a piece for an RAF veteran who set up a charity in Hull to help former fellow servicemen and women. They also meet a couple who have fostered 130 children and a young man who galvanised Bradford City football club to help get meals to people in the city who faced financial difficulties during lockdown. 5 USA 6.00am Teleshopping 9.00 Murder, She Wrote 10.00 NCIS 12.00noon Law & Order. Six episodes. 6.00 NCIS Four episodes. Gibbs tries to extract information from a convict on death row about where he hid the bodies of his victims; a man’s remains indicate he was buried alive; the team uncovers a case of identity theft; a murder is shown live online. 10.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Triple bill. The SVU investigates a sexual assault at a university; the squad springs to action when a girl is brutally assaulted at a rock concert, and their best witness is a Gulf War veteran suffering from PTSD; Benson and Barba confront an administrator. 12.55am Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Crime drama. 1.50 Chicago PD 3.30 Criminals: Caught on Camera 3.55 Entertainment News on 5 4.00-6.00am Teleshopping Wednesday 22 tastes in interiors, so they’re handing their keys to neighbour Donna, a nightclub owner who wants the wow factor in her bedroom. She’s keen to push Leanna and Jamie out of their comfort zone and has roped in her sister Sarah to help. But the stakes are high for Sarah, as she’s also workmates with Leanna… Presenter Anna Richardson watches all the action unfold. FILM CHOICE Lone Survivor 9pm, ITV4 Based on a true story, Peter Berg’s loud and brutal action thriller stars Mark Wahlberg, Emile Hirsch and Taylor Kitsch as members of a small US Navy hit squad who are dropped behind enemy lines in Afghanistan to find and kill a top Taliban warlord. But when the mission is compromised, the SEALs find themselves under attack from insurgents and fleeing for their lives. Freeview 21 Sky Arts F’view 11 6.00am Hollywood: Singing and Dancing 7.15 Australian Ballet: The Merry Widow 9.00 Tales of the Unexpected 10.00 Discovering: Mel Gibson 11.00 The Eighties 12.00noon The South Bank Show 1.00 Tales of the Unexpected 2.00 Discovering: Richard Attenborough 3.00 Fake! The Great Masterpiece Challenge 4.00 Run-DMC: Music Icons 4.30 Video Killed the Radio Star 5.00 Tales of the Unexpected 6.00 Discovering: John Hurt 7.00 Portrait Artist of the Year 2020 8.00 Degas: Passion for Perfection 9.00 Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On 10.20 BB King – The Life of Riley 12.20am Landmark 1.20 John Goodman: Off Camera 2.35 Comedy Legends 3.35 Ray Charles: Music Icons 4.00 Cheltenham Literature Festival 2020 5.00-6.00am The Eighties. Technological innovations.

film ratings ★★★★★ Brilliant ★★★★ Very Good ★★★ Good ★★ Average ★ Bad (R) Repeat BBC One BBC Two ITV Channel 4 Channel 5 6.00am Breakfast News headlines. 9.15 Morning Live Magazine. 10.00 Crimewatch Live Appeals for information about crimes. 10.45 Close Calls: On Camera A teenager crashes into a bridge during a go-kart race. (R) 11.15 Homes Under the Hammer Properties in South London, South Yorkshire and Cheshire. 12.15pm Bargain Hunt From Harrogate, North Yorkshire. (R) 1.00 BBC News at One; Weather 1.30 Regional News; Weather 1.45 Doctors Valerie is roped into making a statement. 2.15 Unbeatable Quiz show. 3.00 Escape to the Country A couple are looking to relocate to rural Somerset. (R) 3.45 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021 Further coverage from the Royal Hospital Chelsea. 4.30 Antiques Road Trip Charles Hanson and Ochuko Ojiri hunt for antiques in the Midlands. 5.15 Pointless Quiz show. 6.00 BBC News at Six; Weather 6.30 Regional News; Weather 6.15am Antiques Road Trip (R) 7.00 Homes Under the Hammer Properties in Wimbledon, Nottingham and Ebbw Vale. (R) 8.00 Sign Zone: Gardeners’ World Singer-songwriter Billie Marten shares her passion for growing vegetables. (R) 9.00 BBC News at 9 News stories. 10.00 BBC News Headlines. 12.15pm Politics Live The latest stories from Westminster. 1.00 Head Hunters Quiz show. (R) 1.45 Eggheads Quiz show. (R) 2.15 The Big Painting Challenge A class in still life paintings. (R) 3.15 Handmade in Bolton (R) 3.45 Make Me a Dealer (R) 4.30 Glorious Gardens from Above Exploring Yorkshire by hot-air balloon. (R) 5.15 Flog It! Paul Martin presents from the Oxford Union. (R) 6.00 Richard Osman’s House of Games Ruby Bhogal, Ed Byrne and Matthew Pinsent test their skills. 6.30 Take a Hike Life coach Teresa hosts a countryside wild walk in Kielder Forest. 6.00am Good Morning Britain Morning magazine featuring news and lifestyle features. 9.00 Lorraine Entertainment and the latest fashion news. 10.00 This Morning Daily magazine, featuring a mix of celebrity chat, showbusiness news, lifestyle features, topical discussion, health and beauty advice and more. Including Local Weather. 12.30pm Loose Women Featuring celebrity interviews and topical debate with the panel. 1.30 ITV News; Weather 1.55 Regional News; Weather 2.00 Judge Rinder Real-life cases in a studio courtroom. (R) 3.00 Tenable A team of workmates take part on the quiz show, hosted by Sally Lindsay. (R) 3.59 Regional Weather 4.00 Tipping Point Quiz show, hosted by Ben Shephard. 5.00 The Chase Malcolm, Michaela, Charlotte and Thomas take part in the quiz. 6.00 Regional News; Weather 6.30 ITV Evening News; Weather 6.00am Countdown Gameshow. (R) 6.40 Cheers Double bill. (R) 7.40 The King of Queens (R) 9.05 Frasier Triple bill. (R) 10.30 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA (R) 11.25 Channel 4 News Summary 11.30 Find It, Fix It, Flog It Items include a butter churn. (R) 12.30pm Steph’s Packed Lunch Steph McGovern presents the weekday magazine. 2.10 Countdown Kay Burley is in Dictionary Corner. 3.00 A Place in the Sun A couple seek a property in Italy. 4.00 The Great House Giveaway Two strangers buy a bungalow at auction in Glossop. (R) 5.00 Four in a Bed Dave and Emma host at Stuart House Hotel in Norfolk. 5.30 Come Dine with Me Dorine opts for a bit of sparkle with glitter and gold, and a French-inspired menu. 6.00 The Simpsons CCTV is installed in Springfield. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks Guilt-ridden Sylver tries to avoid his problems. (R) 6.00am Milkshake! Children’s TV. 9.15 Jeremy Vine Discussion. 11.15 Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords Stavros and Emily try to get their house back. (R) 12.15pm 5 News at Lunchtime 12.20 Traffic Cops A team sets out to intercept a car suspected of being used in drug deals. (R) 1.15 Home and Away See 6.00pm for details. 1.45 Neighbours See 5.30pm for details. 2.15 FILM Mother’s Deadly Secret (2017, PG) Thriller, starring Kelli Williams and Sarain Boylan. ★★★ 4.00 Bargain-Loving Brits in the Sun Cameras focus on Jan, who moved to Andalucia 17 years ago. (R) 5.00 5 News at 5 Headlines. 5.30 Neighbours Paul comes clean to David and tells him he paid Nicolette to stay away. (R) 6.00 Home and Away Nikau regains consciousness, but refuses the support of those closest to him. (R) 6.30 5 News Tonight Headlines. 7 8 9 10 11 12 midnight 9pm, Ambulance: Adam and Charlotte 7.00 The One Show Presented by Alex Scott and Ronan Keating. 7.35 EastEnders Bobby and Dana face a huge test to their relationship, Ben is adamant that Isaac stay away from his daughter, and Zack has a plan to get Martin back on his feet. 8.00 Shop Well for Less? Joanna Page and Melanie Sykes help a family stop spending and start using what they already have, to save for a kitchen. Mel and Jo bring Steve and Sarah face to face with the extent of their spending. 9.00 Ambulance A 13-year-old stuck on a bus after dislocating their knee kicks off another busy night shift for Emily and Lois. Across the city, Adam and Charlotte respond to a call for a patient who is struggling to breathe. Last in the series. 10.00 BBC News at Ten The latest headlines, in-depth interviews and analysis of topical political developments and current affairs. Plus, a look at the day’s sports stories. 10.25 Regional News; Weather 10.35 Question Time Broadcaster Fiona Bruce presents the topical debate, inviting a panel of politicians and other guests to answer a selection of questions from a virtual audience on subjects that have made the headlines over the past week. 11.35 Newscast; Weather Adam Fleming, Laura Kuenssberg and Chris Mason present their weekly round-up from Westminster, delivering their usual mix of gossip about the biggest stories in politics. 12.10-6.00am BBC News 9pm, A Killing in Tiger Bay 5pm, The Chase: Bradley Walsh 9pm, Taskmaster: Alan Davies 7pm, How to Stop Your Migraines: Dr Dawn Harper 7.00 RHS Chelsea Flower Show The sights and sounds of the famous horticultural event from the Royal Hospital Chelsea as the world’s very best garden designers gather to showcase their cutting-edge ideas filled with inspiration and colour. 8.00 NEW The Hairy Bikers Go North Simon King and Dave Myers explore the best of northern British food on a road trip from east to west. The Bikers cook a traditional steak, mushroom and ale pie, and a cheese-lover’s lasagna. 9.00 A Killing in Tiger Bay With three of the men sentenced to life in prison, the families begin a campaign to have their convictions overturned. It attracts attention and begins to unearth some disturbing facts. Last in the series. 10.00 QI Sandi Toksvig looks at all things shaky and shady with Alan Davies, Eshaan Akbar, John Barrowman and Victoria Coren Mitchell. 10.30 Newsnight The day’s important national and international news stories. 11.15 When Nirvana Came to Britain Examining the band’s visits to the UK between 1989 and 1994, with contributions by former members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic. The programme charts Nirvan’s rise to fame. (R) 12.15am Sign Zone: Fever Pitch: The Rise of the Premier League (R) 1.15 Sign Zone: Strictly Come Dancing. Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the launch of this year’s contest. (R) 3.00 Sign Zone: Celebrity MasterChef: double bill (R) 4.30-6.15am This Is BBC Two 7.00 Emmerdale Gabby presents Jamie with an ultimatum. 7.30 What’s Really in Our Food? Tonight With growing pressure on council investigators, food fraud is said to be on the increase. Helen Skelton reports. 8.00 Emmerdale Diane and Kim try to make Gabby see sense. 8.30 The Martin Lewis Money Show: Live With one week to go before a rise in energy bills for millions of us, Martin Lewis gives viewers top tips on how to avoid a price hike. 9.00 Manhunt The Night Stalker As the search for the rapist continues, the team are losing morale, and it seems unlikely Minstead Man will appear again after such a close call. Conclusion of the fact-based drama, starring Martin Clunes. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather 10.30 Regional News; Weather 10.45 Paul O’Grady’s Saturday Night Line Up Paul puts questions, scenarios and dilemmas to Amanda Holden, David Haye, Johnny Vegas and Aston Merrygold. (R) 11.30 Beat the Chasers Contestants from across the UK take on Jenny Ryan, Anne Hegerty, Shaun Wallace, Mark Labbett, Paul Sinha and Darragh Ennis, hoping to win big money. Bradley Walsh hosts. (R) 12.25am Home Shopping 3.00 FYI Extra 3.15 What’s Really in Our Food? Tonight. With growing pressure on council investigators, food fraud is said to be on the increase. Helen Skelton reports. (R) 3.40 ITV Nightscreen 5.05-6.00am Tipping Point. Quiz show, hosted by Ben Shephard. (R) 7.00 Channel 4 News The latest news headlines, featuring in-depth interviews and analysis of political developments and current affairs. Plus, the day’s leading sports stories and up-to-theminute weather reports. 8.00 Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back The comedian becomes the people’s champion in an series investigating consumer rights and fighting for justice. Newsnight’s Kirsty Wark joins Joe as he annoys the boss of Samuel Smiths pubs. 9.00 NEW Taskmaster Greg Davies sets tasks to a team of celebs comprising Alan Davies, Desiree Burch, Guz Khan, Morgana Robinson and Victoria Coren Mitchell. Alex Horne offers the intrepid contenders moral support. 10.00 Highlife Docu-ality series following the lives of aspirational, ambitious, successful British Nigerians and Ghanaians Toni, Kamille, Tomi, Chiefer, Bernicia, Cuppy, Kiddwaya and Irene as they chase their dreams. 11.05 First Dates Those taking part on the dating show include 23-year-old Rory, who meets 24-year-old Ella, along with 54-year-old self-confessed man-eater Caroline, who has been on 50 dates in the past two years. (R) 12.05am Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA (R) 12.55 Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins (R) 1.50 FILM Criminal (2016, 15) Thriller. ★★ 3.40 Iris Prize Best British Shorts: My God, I’m Queer (R) 4.10 Couples Come Dine with Me (R) 5.05-6.00am Location, Location, Location (R) 7.00 How to Stop Your Migraines Dr Dawn Harper investigates migraines, a health condition that affects one in seven people in the UK. She meets with sufferers who feel their lives are on hold and tackles myths about the disease. 8.00 Nick Knowles’ Big House Clearout In Suffolk, the host meets a family of four who are being overwhelmed by a mountain of memories. Mum Cheryl lives with her partner, Robert, and her daughters, Tia and Cerys. Last in the series. 9.00 All Creatures Great and Small With Tristan’s encouragement, James asks Helen if she’d like to go to the local spring dance. But village resident Gerald’s arrival with his injured dog, Rock, puts a spanner in the works. 10.00 A&E After Dark Return of the documentary going behind the scenes at Hull Royal Infirmary. A patient in police custody is brought in for treatment, while the resus team attempts to save the life of a patient who is in cardiac arrest. (R) 11.05 Police UK: Armed and Deadly Firearms officers reflect on difficult and potentially deadly situations, including the longest siege in British police history, a Christmas Day stand-off, and an aeroplane hijack. (R) 12.05am Criminals: Caught on Camera (R) 1.00 The 21.co.uk Live Casino Show 3.00 Entertainment News on 5 3.10 Dale Winton’s Florida Fly Drive (R) 4.00 Now That’s Funny! (R) 4.45 Wildlife SOS (R) 5.10 House Doctor (R) 5.35 Fireman Sam (R) 5.45-6.00am Paw Patrol (R)

ITV2 Freeview 6 ITVBe Freeview 27 7.00am The Real Housewives of Cheshire 8.00 Buying and Selling 9.00 LittleBe 12.00noon Be Beautiful 12.10 The Real Housewives of Potomac 1.10 The Real Housewives of Cheshire 2.10 The Only Way Is Essex 3.10 Million Dollar Listing: LA 4.05 The Real Housewives of New Jersey 5.00 The Real Housewives of New York City. Reality series. 6.00 Masters of Flip Kortney and Dave work on a classic craftsman house. 7.00 Buying and Selling New parents hope to find a family-friendly home. 8.00 Dinner Date Jennifer from Essex chooses three blind dates. 9.00 Vanderpump Rules Jax must decide whether he is willing to forgive Sandoval. 10.00 Totally Unbelievable A selection of bust-ups between famous people. 11.00 Love Island USA Reality series. 12.00m’t The Only Way Is Essex. Reality series. 12.50 ITVBe Nightscreen 1.00-7.00am Teleshopping Dave Freeview 19 Freeview 20 Drama 4.40-6.00am The Goldbergs Variations 6.00am Teleshopping 7.30 A Place to Call Home 8.25 The Bill 9.30 Classic Holby City 10.55 Classic Casualty 12.00noon The Bill 1.00 Classic EastEnders 2.20 Peak Practice 3.20 Bergerac 4.20 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet 5.20 Birds of a Feather 6.00 Bread Joe meets up with Roxy but her husband is not pleased to see him. 6.40 ’Allo ’Allo! The spy camera sent from London has fallen into a vineyard. 7.20 Last of the Summer Wine Howard discovers the pitfalls of using a mobile phone while animal-watching. 8.00 Dalziel & Pascoe A leading football club’s team bus is hit by a train, and the post-mortem examination on the victims reveals it was not an accident. 10.00 New Tricks A dying man asks the team to clear the name of his son. 11.20 Bad Girls Fenner is oblivious to Neil Grayling’s ulterior motives. 12.30am Waking the Dead 2.40 Call the Midwife 4.00-6.00am Teleshopping E4 Freeview 13 More4 Freeview 18 6.00am FYI Extra 6.15 Love Bites 7.20 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 8.00 Emmerdale 8.30 Coronation Street 9.30 Ellen’s Game of Games 10.30 Dress to Impress 11.30 Love Bites 12.30pm Emmerdale 1.00 Coronation Street 2.00 Ellen DeGeneres 3.00 Dress to Impress 4.00 Love Bites 5.00 You’ve Been Framed! 6.00 Catchphrase Celebrity Special 7.00 Superstore Double bill. 8.00 Bob’s Burgers Double bill. Linda explains how important Bob’s moustache was when they met; Tina decides to do some minor vandalism. 9.00 Ready to Mingle A shocking truth is revealed, and the lads try to convince Sophia she should pick them. 10.00 Family Guy Triple bill. 11.30 American Dad! Animation. 12.00m’t American Dad! 12.30 Bob’s Burgers 1.30 Superstore 2.20 The Stand Up Sketch Show 3.20 ITV2 Nightscreen 3.30-6.00am Teleshopping 6.00am Teleshopping 7.10 Lazy Boy Garage 8.00 Ultimate Movers 9.00 Storage Hunters UK 10.00 American Pickers 12.00noon Top Gear 2.00 Cop Car Workshop 3.00 Top Gear 5.00 Rick Stein’s Road to Mexico 6.00 QI XL With Jimmy Carr. 7.00 Richard Osman’s House of Games With Beattie Edmondson and Amol Rajan. 7.40 Would I Lie to You? With Warwick Davis, Hugh Dennis and Katherine Ryan. 8.20 QI With Richard Osman. 9.00 QI XL With Johnny Vegas and Ed Balls. 10.00 Late Night Mash Nish Kumar and the team share up-to-the-minute topical insights and fake news reports. 11.00 British as Folk Darren Harriott, Fern Brady and Ivo Graham travel to the Valleys to find out what it means to be Welsh. 12.00m’t Taskmaster 1.00 Have I Got a Bit More News for You 2.00 Would I Lie to You? 2.30 QI 3.15 Insert Name Here 4.00-6.00am Teleshopping 6.00am Hollyoaks 7.00 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 8.00 Melissa & Joey 9.00 How I Met Your Mother 10.00 The Big Bang Theory 11.00 The Goldbergs 12.00noon Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.00 The Big Bang Theory 3.00 Mike & Molly 4.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 4.30 Married at First Sight UK 5.30 The Big Bang Theory 6.00 The Big Bang Theory Double bill. 7.00 Hollyoaks Mercedes makes a decision. 7.30 Celebrity Come Dine with Me 8.00 Don’t Tell the Bride Revisited 9.00 Married at First Sight UK 10.00 Married at First Sight UK: Afters 10.50 Naked Attraction A transgender woman and a rugby player take part. 11.55 Gogglebox Shows under review include After Life and Dancing on Ice. 1.00am Rick and Morty 1.30 Robot Chicken 2.00 Married at First Sight UK 2.55 First Dates 3.50 The Big Bang Theory 4.15 Brooklyn Nine-Nine YTV As ITV except: 1.55-2.00pm ITV News Calendar 6.00-6.30 ITV News Calendar 10.30-10.45pm ITV News Calendar BBC Scotland 7.00pm The Mart 7.30 Fish Town. Amity skipper Phil Reid tries out a new fishing ground. 8.00 Roaming in the Wild. Andrew O’Donnell and Mark Taylor test their friendship. 8.30 Landward 9.00 The Nine. The latest Scottish, UK and international news. 10.00 The Scotts 10.30 Best of Chewin’ the Fat 11.00pm-12.00m’t Let’s Talk About the English SCOTLAND As BBC1 except: 11.15am Bargain Hunt. From Harrogate, North Yorkshire. 12.00noon-1.00pm Scottish First Minister’s Questions. Presented by Kirsten Campbell. 1.30-1.45pm Reporting Scotland; Weather 6.30-7.00 Reporting Scotland; Weather 10.25-10.30pm Reporting Scotland; Weather WALES As BBC1 except: 1.30-1.45pm BBC Wales Today; Weather 6.30-7.00 BBC Wales Today; Weather 9.00-10.00 A Killing in Tiger Bay. With three of the men sentenced to life in prison, the families begin a campaign to have their convictions overturned. Last in the series. 10.25-10.30pm BBC Wales Today; Weather 8.55am Kirstie’s Vintage Gems 9.15 A Place in the Sun 11.05 Escape to the Chateau: DIY 12.10pm Heir Hunters 1.10 Four in a Bed 3.50 Find It, Fix It, Flog It 5.55 The Secret Life of the Zoo 6.55 Escape to the Chateau: DIY Justin gets ready for a visit from his grandmother. 7.55 Grand Designs Kevin McCloud returns to see how Ben Law’s cottage has changed over the last 18 months. 9.00 Mend It for Money Sunjay and Hannah feel they have what it takes to bring a VW Golf Mk I back to its former glory. 10.00 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Sean Lock and Daisy May Cooper take on guest team captain Richard Ayoade and Ivo Graham on the comic word game. 11.05 999: On the Front Line A driver is dragged along the road while trying to hold on to his van after a carjacking. 12.10am 24 Hours in A&E 1.15 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown 2.20 Mend It for Money 3.20-3.50am Food Unwrapped WALES As BBC2 except: 6.30-7.00pm Take a Hike 9.00-10.00pm Ambulance. Last in series. STV As ITV except: 1.55-2.00pm STV News; Weather 6.00-6.30 STV News at Six; Weather 7.30-8.00 Scotland Tonight 10.30 STV News 10.45 What’s Really in Our Food? Tonight. Documentary. 11.15 Paul O’Grady’s Saturday Night Line Up 12.00m’t Beat the Chasers 12.50-3.00am Home Shopping ITV WALES As ITV except: 1.55-2.00pm ITV News Cymru Wales 10.30-10.45 News Cymru Wales 11.30pm-12.25am Junk and Disorderly S4C 6.00am Cyw 12.00noon Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd 12.05pm Pysgod i Bawb 12.30 Heno 1.00 Teithiau Tramor Iolo 1.30 Cryfder Sioned Halpin 2.00 Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd 2.05 Prynhawn Da 3.00 Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd 3.05 Am Dro 4.00 Awr Fawr 5.00 Stwnsh 6.00 Lowri Morgan: Her 333 6.30 Rownd a Rownd 6.57 Newyddion S4C 7.00 Heno 7.30 Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd 8.00 Pobol y Cwm 8.25 Rownd a Rownd 8.55 Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd 9.00 Bois y Rhondda 9.30 Ein Ail Lais 10.00 Rygbi Pawb 10.45-11.50pm Ffrindiau Ffon ar Wyliau Picks of the day All Creatures Great and Small 9pm, Channel 5 This episode picks up a month after the dramatic events of last week and finds James in a downbeat mood. A letter from home presents the vet with a dilemma and while he and Helen are finally talking, the pair are still dancing around their feelings for each other. It falls to Tristan – as always – to give his pal a push and James eventually asks Helen The Martin Lewis Money Show: Live 8.30pm, ITV With just one week to go before millions of people face a massive increase in their energy bills, what better time for Martin and Angellica Bell to return with a new run? Tonight, Martin serves up his top tips on how to avoid a price hike, alongside pointers on getting the most out of your money in his Big Briefing and News You Can Use from over the summer. BBC4 7.00pm Great British Railway Journeys Michael Portillo embarks on the first leg of a journey from East Yorkshire to Caernarfon. 7.30 The Joy of Painting American artist Bob Ross paints an amazing secluded waterfall masterpiece. 8.00 Flying Scotsman from the Footplate A guide to life on the footplate of the steam engine. 9.00 FILM The Graduate (1967, 12) Freeview 9 Comedy drama, with Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft. ★★★★★ 10.45 Inside America’s Treasure House: The Met The Met examines its record on inclusion and diversity. 11.45 Motherland Julia gets involved in a fundraiser to impress someone. 12.15am Motherland. Comedy, with Anna Maxwell Martin. 12.45 Motherland 1.10 Motherland 2.10 Motherland 2.40-3.40am The Art of Japanese Life The Hairy Bikers Go North 8pm, BBC Two Si King and Dave Myers are back on home soil, exploring the regions they grew up in and that shaped them. They begin in Lancashire, travelling from Pendle to Blackpool, sampling homemade pie, buffalo cheese and visiting a gin school. They also cook up a traditional steak, mushroom and ale pie, a tasty lasagne and a gin and key lime pie. 5 USA 6.00am TJC 9.00 Murder, She Wrote 10.00 NCIS. Drama. 12.00noon Law & Order: six episodes 6.00 NCIS Triple bill. A six-year-old boy claims his father has been kidnapped; Ziva and Tony pose as assassins; Tony is accused of murder. 9.00 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Logan discovers a string of murders is being carried out by former foster kids – but accidentally shoots a fellow cop while pursuing a suspect. 10.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Triple bill. The squad is pulled into a city-wide investigation of sniper attacks; a woman is found assaulted in a rowboat; detective Tutuola gets entangled in a church scandal. 12.55am Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Two district attorneys clash over a case. 1.55 Ransom: double bill 3.35 Criminals: Caught on Camera 4.00-6.00am Teleshopping Thursday 23 out. Unfortunately, a busy night at the surgery looks set to scupper his plans. Meanwhile, Siegfried mistakenly misses an appointment at Colonel Merrick’s estate, prompting them to call in rival vet George Pandhi. Tristan fears that his brother is not only losing his edge, but wonders whether Siegfried is forward-looking enough – both personally and professionally. FILM CHOICE Contagion 9pm, TCM Movies There was a surge in interest in Steven Soderbergh’s 2011 thriller last year because of Covid and the plot may sound eerily familiar. When his wife and son die after seemingly contracting a cold, Mitch Emhoff (Matt Damon) makes a grim discovery. As more people die from the unknown infection, Homeland Security launches an investigation into a terrorist bio weapon. Freeview 21 Sky Arts F’view 11 6.00am Tales of Offenbach 7.15 Mario Lanza 9.00 Tales of the Unexpected 10.00 Discovering 11.00 Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History 12.00noon National Treasures: The Art of Collecting 1.00 Tales of the Unexpected 2.00 Discovering: John Hurt 3.00 Landmark 4.00 Santana: Music Icons 4.30 Video Killed the Radio Star 5.00 Tales of the Unexpected 6.00 Discovering: Marlene Dietrich 7.00 The Women Who Run Hollywood 8.00 Great Film Composers: The Music of the Movies 9.00 Comedy Legends 10.00 Christina Hendricks 11.15 The Movies 12.15am Dr Jack and Mr Nicholson 1.15 The Fantastic Mr Murray 2.15 Making Waves 4.10 Cheltenham Literature Festival 2020 5.05-6.00am Soundtracks

film ratings ★★★★★ Brilliant ★★★★ Very Good ★★★ Good ★★ Average ★ Bad (R) Repeat BBC One BBC Two ITV Channel 4 Channel 5 6.00am Breakfast News headlines. 9.15 Morning Live Magazine. 10.00 Crimewatch Live 10.45 Close Calls: On Camera (R) 11.15 Homes Under the Hammer Properties in Birmingham and Lewisham. (R) 12.15pm Bargain Hunt 1.00 BBC News at One; Weather 1.30 Regional News; Weather 1.45 Unbeatable General knowledge quiz, hosted by Jason Manford. 2.30 The Repair Shop Jay Blades and the team restore a bass guitar that topped the charts. 3.00 Escape to the Country The latest potential buyer has a budget of £450,000 to spend on a rural home in Cornwall. (R) 3.45 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021 The horticultural event. 4.30 Antiques Road Trip An oil painting is uncovered, sure to excite bidders. 5.15 Pointless Quiz, hosted by Alexander Armstrong. 6.00 BBC News at Six; Weather 6.30 Regional News; Weather 6.15am Antiques Road Trip (R) 7.00 Homes Under the Hammer Properties in London, South Yorkshire and Cheshire. (R) 8.00 Sign Zone: Chris and Meg’s Wild Summer (R) 8.30 Sign Zone: Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing Bob and Paul head to North Uist in the Outer Hebrides. (R) 9.00 BBC News at 9 10.00 BBC News 12.15pm Politics UK 1.00 Head Hunters (R) 1.45 Eggheads Quiz show. (R) 2.15 The Big Painting Challenge The nine painters try to depict nature in all its glory. (R) 3.15 Handmade in Bolton (R) 3.45 Make Me a Dealer (R) 4.30 Glorious Gardens from Above Sussex by air. (R) 5.15 Flog It! From Haddon Hall in Derbyshire. (R) 6.00 Richard Osman’s House of Games Gameshow. 6.30 Take a Hike Civil servant Paul hosts his hike along the stunning Alnwick coast. 6.00am Good Morning Britain News, current affairs and lifestyle features. 9.00 Lorraine Entertainment, current affairs and fashion news, as well as showbiz stories and celebrity gossip. 10.00 This Morning Daily magazine, featuring a mix of celebrity chat, showbusiness news, lifestyle features, topical discussion, health and beauty advice and more. Including Local Weather. 12.30pm Loose Women Celebrity interviews and topical debate with the panel. 1.30 ITV News; Weather 1.55 Regional News; Weather 2.00 Judge Rinder Real-life cases in a studio courtroom. (R) 3.00 Tenable A team of bingo colleagues take part. (R) 3.59 Regional Weather 4.00 Tipping Point Quiz show, hosted by Ben Shephard. 5.00 The Chase Quiz show, hosted by Bradley Walsh. 6.00 Regional News; Weather 6.30 ITV Evening News; Weather 6.00am Countdown (R) 6.40 Cheers Double bill. (R) 7.40 The King of Queens (R) 9.05 Frasier Triple bill. (R) 10.30 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA (R) 11.25 Channel 4 News Summary 11.30 Find It, Fix It, Flog It (R) 12.30pm Steph’s Packed Lunch 2.10 Countdown Word game. 3.00 A Place in the Sun A quest for a property in the lively resort of Corralejo on Fuerteventura. 4.00 The Great House Giveaway Accountant Kate and builder Jonny buy a house together at auction in Leeds. (R) 5.00 Four in a Bed The B&Bers meet up to air their grievances. 5.30 Come Dine with Me Polish nail technician Kasia hopes to impress with an evening of traditional Polish food. 6.00 The Simpsons A new neighbour moves in. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks Mercedes has a big announcement for her family. Meanwhile, Sid has a confession for Ste. (R) 6.00am Milkshake! Children’s TV. 9.15 Jeremy Vine Discussion. 11.15 Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords Including a woman’s prolonged battle with her negligent landlord. (R) 12.15pm 5 News at Lunchtime 12.20 Traffic Cops (R) 1.15 Home and Away See 6.00pm for details. 1.45 Neighbours See 5.30pm for details. 2.15 FILM A Teacher’s Killer Obsession (2019, PG) Thriller, starring Vanessa Marcil. ★★★ 4.00 Bargain-Loving Brits in the Sun Bambi and Johnny go for a mini-break near Marbella. (R) 5.00 5 News at 5 Headlines. 5.30 Neighbours Amy is determined to do her duty as a girlfriend and orchestrate a heart-to-heart with Evelyn. (R) 6.00 Home and Away Logan wins friends in some parts of the community and clashes with others. Mia prepares to go to work, but Ari is worried about it being too soon. (R) 6.30 5 News Tonight Headlines. 7 8 9 10 11 12 midnight 11.25pm, A Monster Calls: Lewis MacDougall 7.00 The One Show 7.30 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021 Further coverage of the famous horticultural event from the Royal Hospital Chelsea, which for the first time in its 108-year history is being held in the autumn. 8.00 EastEnders Sheree’s plans backfire significantly, and Harvey is determined to break up Dana and Bobby. 8.30 Question of Sport With Eddie Hearn, Katharine Merry, Alex Yee and Laura Collett. Paddy McGuinness hosts the quiz. 9.00 Would I Lie to You? Previously unseen material from the comedy panel show. Last in the series. (R) 9.30 The Cleaner When he encounters a radical vegan, confident carnivore Wicky might just have met his match. 10.00 BBC News at Ten 10.25 Regional News; Weather 10.35 NEW The Graham Norton Show Featuring stars of the James Bond film No Time to Die, headed by Daniel Craig who is making his final appearance as 007. 11.25 FILM A Monster Calls (2016, 12) Young Conor struggles to deal with his mother’s terminal illness, and the bullying he receives at school. He is woken from a recurring nightmare by the visitation of a monster at his window, telling him a series of stories. In return, Conor must tell the monster the truth behind his nightmare. Fantasy drama, starring Lewis MacDougall, with the voice of Liam Neeson. ★★★★ 1.00am Weather for the Week Ahead 1.05-6.00am BBC News. Headlines. 7.30pm, Inside Culture: Mary Beard 7.00 MOTDx Football discussion presented by Jermaine Jenas. 7.30 NEW Inside Culture Mary Beard returns with the cultural review show. She asks why we laugh and explores what laughter can tell us about the world we live in. 8.00 Iolo: The Last Wilderness of Wales Iolo Williams tracks wildlife in the Cambrian mountains, with his first target being the elusive pine marten, finding one at night lurking in a conifer forest. (R) 8.30 RHS Chelsea Flower Show The sights and sounds of the event from the Royal Hospital Chelsea. 9.30 The North Water A discovery by Sumner sends Drax into a murderous rage. Cavendish proves crucial in Baxter and Brownlee’s plan, and an arctic storm rages and threatens the safety of the ship’s crew. Mystery, starring Jack O’Connell, Colin Farrell, Sam Spruell and Stephen Graham. 10.30 Newsnight The day’s important national and international news stories. With Faisal Islam. 11.05 Fever Pitch: The Rise of the Premier League A look at the rise of the celebrity footballer, symbolised by David Beckham and the breed of players who were starting to resemble rock stars more than sportsmen. (R) 12.05am Golf: Ryder Cup Highlights. Action from day one. 2.05 Sign Zone: Football’s Broken Dreams – Panorama. Investigating the system that has produced some of English football’s brightest stars. (R) 2.35 Sign Zone: Amy Winehouse: A Life in Ten Pictures (R) 3.35-6.10am This Is BBC Two 7.30pm, Coronation Street: Rita Tanner 7.00 Emmerdale While Al toys with Paddy, Moira is surprised. 7.30 Coronation Street Norris causes mischief at his own funeral, leading to a row between Audrey and Rita. Plus, Grace’s demands leave Ed and Aggie powerless. 8.00 Simply Raymond Blanc The chef creates a meringue with blackcurrant coulis, and a heritage salad with beetroot straight from his gardens. 8.30 Coronation Street Daniel angers David by branding Max a thief. 9.00 Grantchester An otherwise quiet nightshift is disrupted when a group of young American airmen are arrested for trespassing at the local quarry and brought to the station. Crime drama, starring Robson Green. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather 10.30 Regional News; Weather 10.45 FILM Rocky II (1979, PG) Philadelphia boxer Rocky Balboa quits the ring to marry his sweetheart and become a father. However, times prove hard and money is tight, so when an embarrassed Balboa is offered another shot at Apollo Creed’s heavyweight title, the fighter is lured out of retirement to prove that the first fight going the distance wasn’t a fluke. Drama sequel written, directed by and starring Sylvester Stallone. With Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Burt Young and Burgess Meredith. ★★★★ 12.50am Home Shopping 3.00 FYI Extra. Short bulletin rounding up the day’s showbusiness stories. 3.15-6.00am ITV Nightscreen. Text-based information service. 10pm, The Last Leg: Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker 7.00 Channel 4 News A round-up of the latest headlines, in-depth interviews and analysis of political developments and current affairs. Plus, the day’s leading sports stories and up-to-theminute weather reports. 8.00 NEW The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice Host Jo Brand is joined by celebrity fans Sarah Millican, Sunetra Sarker and Iain Stirling to discuss the new batch of bakers and tuck into the events of Cake Week. 9.00 Gogglebox The popular armchair critics return to share their varied opinions on what they have been watching during the week, with cameras capturing their instant reactions. Narrated by Craig Cash. 10.00 NEW The Last Leg Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker are joined by celebrity guests for a comic review of the significant moments of the past seven days and some entertaining moments too. 11.05 Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast A hilarious stand-up performance by the comedian, including topics such as road rage, IBS, her favourite word and how she lets her husband know ‘tonight’s the night’. (R) 12.05am FILM Rough Night (2017, 15) Comedy, starring Scarlett Johansson and Kate McKinnon. ★★★ 1.55 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA (R) 2.45 Iris Prize Best British Shorts: Queens (R) 3.05 Come Dine with Me (R) 5.20 Beat the Chef (R) 5.45- 6.00am Jamie’s Comfort Food (R) 9pm, Lighthouses: Building the Impossible 7.00 The Thames: Britain’s Greatest River with Tony Robinson The actor and presenter starts his journey heading up the estuary to Southend Pier, where as a young man he would drive to with friends. 8.00 The Cotswolds with Pam Ayres The poet’s latest journey starts in the town of Bradford-on-Avon, where she takes to the water on a narrowboat. Pam also meets the beekeeper producing Cotswold comb honey. 9.00 Lighthouses: Building the Impossible Rob Bell uncovers the incredible stories behind Scotland’s mighty Bell Rock lighthouse, an engineering marvel built on a deadly submerged reef in the treacherous North Sea. 10.00 Greatest Hits of the 80s The stories behind six songs from the decade. Spandau Ballet’s Steve Norman remembers how the sound of their biggest hit True was influenced by its idyllic recording setting in the Bahamas. (R) 11.30 Freddie Mercury: The Greatest Showman A profile of the Queen frontman, one of the most charismatic and flamboyant performers in music history, featuring contributions from his friends, lovers and collaborators. (R) 1.00am The 21.co.uk Live Casino Show. Interactive gambling. 3.00 Entertainment News on 5. Showbiz news. 3.10 Violent Child, Desperate Parents (R) 4.00 The Funny Thing About Kids (R) 4.45 Wildlife SOS (R) 5.10 House Doctor (R) 5.35 Fireman Sam (R) 5.45-6.00am Paw Patrol (R)

ITV2 Freeview 6 ITVBe Freeview 27 7.00am The Real Housewives of Cheshire 8.00 Buying and Selling 9.00 LittleBe 12.00noon Unboxed 12.30 The Real Housewives of Potomac 1.30 The Real Housewives of Cheshire 2.30 The Only Way Is Essex 3.10 Million Dollar Listing: LA 4.05 The Real Housewives of New Jersey 5.00 The Real Housewives of New York City. The ladies express their frustrations with one of the group’s behaviour during quarantine. 6.00 Masters of Flip Kortney and Dave Wilson take on a historic home overhaul. 7.00 Buying and Selling The Scott brothers help a family sell their home. 8.00 Dinner Date David looks for love. 9.00 Botched Double bill. 11.00 Love Island USA The aftermath of the recoupling ceremony leaves the Islanders a little worse for wear. 11.55 The Only Way Is Essex 12.45am FYI Extra. Entertainment news. 1.00-7.00am Teleshopping Dave Freeview 19 Freeview 20 Drama 4.40-6.00am The Goldbergs Variations 6.00am Teleshopping 7.30 A Place to Call Home 8.25 The Bill 9.30 Classic Holby City 10.55 Classic Casualty 12.00noon The Bill 1.00 Classic EastEnders 2.20 Peak Practice 3.20 Bergerac 4.20 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet 5.20 Birds of a Feather 6.00 Bread Joey and Roxy grow closer. 6.40 ’Allo ’Allo! Rene and the team go to work in the vineyard. 7.20 Last of the Summer Wine 8.00 Father Brown The sleuthing priest sets out to solve the murder of a local aeronautics magnate’s son. 9.00 The Doctor Blake Mysteries A body is found as people gather to watch the eclipse at Ballarat Observatory. 10.00 New Tricks Crime drama. An old investigation is reopened following the discovery of bloodstained clothing. 11.20 Bad Girls Julie J is horrified to find her daughter Rhiannon on G Wing. 12.35am Waking the Dead 3.00 Call the Midwife 4.00-6.00am Teleshopping E4 Freeview 13 More4 Freeview 18 6.00am FYI Extra 6.15 Love Bites 7.20 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 8.00 Emmerdale 9.00 You’ve Been Framed! Gold 9.30 Ellen’s Game of Games 10.30 Dress to Impress 11.30 Love Bites 12.30pm Emmerdale 1.30 You’ve Been Framed! Gold 2.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 3.00 Dress to Impress 4.00 Love Bites 5.00 You’ve Been Framed! Presents Top 100 Shockers. Memorable videos not for the faint-hearted, with Harry Hill. 6.00 Catchphrase Celebrity Special 7.00 Superstore Double bill. 8.00 Bob’s Burgers Double bill. 9.00 Ready to Mingle Dating show. Sophia puts the boys on trial to test them one last time. Last in the series. 10.30 Family Guy Triple bill. 11.55 American Dad! Animated comedy. 12.25am American Dad! 12.55 Bob’s Burgers 1.45 Superstore 2.35 The Emily Atack Show 3.15 ITV2 Nightscreen 3.30-6.00am Teleshopping 6.00am Teleshopping 7.10 Lazy Boy Garage 8.00 Ultimate Movers 9.00 Storage Hunters UK 10.00 American Pickers 12.00noon Top Gear 2.00 Cop Car Workshop 3.00 Top Gear 5.00 Rick Stein’s Road to Mexico 6.00 QI XL Extended edition. With Sara Pascoe, Johnny Vegas and Ed Balls. 7.00 Richard Osman’s House of Games 7.40 Would I Lie to You? Panel show. 8.20 QI Suggs, Claudia O’Doherty, Jimmy Carr and Alan Davies attempt to answer host Stephen Fry’s range of questions. 9.00 QI XL With Victoria Coren Mitchell, Phill Jupitus and Bridget Christie. 10.00 Mock the Week Topical gags. 10.40 Would I Lie to You? Panel show. 11.20 Taskmaster David Baddiel steers some heavy machinery. With Greg Davies. 12.20am Have I Got a Bit More News for You 1.20 Would I Lie to You? 2.00 QI 2.35 Mock the Week 3.20 Insert Name Here 4.00-6.00am Teleshopping 6.00am Hollyoaks 7.00 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 8.00 Melissa & Joey 9.00 How I Met Your Mother 10.00 The Big Bang Theory 11.00 The Goldbergs 12.00noon Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.00 The Big Bang Theory. 3.00 Mike & Molly 4.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 4.30 Married at First Sight UK 5.30 The Big Bang Theory 6.00 The Big Bang Theory Double bill. 7.00 Hollyoaks Peri may have a stalker. 7.30 Celebrity Come Dine with Me The contest comes to a close at the home of Made in Chelsea stalwart Mark Francis. 8.00 Don’t Tell the Bride Revisited 9.00 FILM The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014, 12) Fantasy adventure, starring Martin Freeman. ★★★★ 11.50 Naked Attraction A forensics student hopes to find his ideal partner. 12.50am Naked Attraction 1.55 Gogglebox 2.55 First Dates 3.50 The Big Bang Theory 4.15 Brooklyn Nine-Nine YTV As ITV except: 1.55-2.00pm ITV News Calendar 6.00-6.30 ITV News Calendar 10.30-10.45pm ITV News Calendar BBC Scotland 7.00pm The Seven 7.30 LIVE Sportscene: Friday Night Football. Arbroath v Kilmarnock (kick-off 7.45pm). 10.00 Still Game 10.30 Scotland Made Me 11.00 Bad Influencer 11.30pm-12.00m’t Up for It SCOTLAND As BBC1 except: 11.15am- 12.15pm Homes Under the Hammer 1.30-1.45pm Reporting Scotland; 6.30-7.00 Reporting Scotland; Weather 8.30-9.00 Landward. How the staycation summer affected parts of rural Scotland. 10.25-10.30 Reporting Scotland; Weather 11.25 Question of Sport 11.55pm FILM A Monster Calls (2016, 12)★★★★ 1.40-6.00am BBC News WALES As BBC1 except: 1.30-1.45pm BBC Wales Today 6.30-7.00 BBC Wales Today 10.25-10.30pm BBC Wales Today; Weather WALES As BBC2 except: 6.30pm Take a Hike 7.00 Coast 7.25-9.30 LIVE Scrum V Live. Cardiff Rugby v Connacht (kick-off 7.35pm). 11.05pm-12.05am RHS Chelsea Flower Show 8.55am Kirstie’s Vintage Gems 9.15 A Place in the Sun 11.05 Escape to the Chateau: DIY 12.10pm Heir Hunters 1.10 Four in a Bed: five episodes. 3.50 Find It, Fix It, Flog It 5.55 The Secret Life of the Zoo 6.55 Escape to the Chateau: DIY Stephanie finishes the painting and decorating of her mother’s apartment. 7.55 Grand Designs A couple who live in a costly Regency property, decide to build a modern low-maintenance house in their back garden. 9.00 24 Hours in A&E Double bill. Cameras follow a 10-year-old who has severed his finger at school; a mechanic is crushed against a wall by his own car. 11.05 Emergency Helicopter Medics Medical staff use battlefield dressings to try to stop a man bleeding to death and a woman suffers a fractured ankle. 12.10am Father Ted: double bill 1.15 24 Hours in A&E 3.20-3.50am Father Ted STV As ITV except: 1.55-2.00pm STV News; Weather 6.00-6.30 STV News at Six; Weather 10.30-10.45pm STV News ITV WALES As ITV except: 1.55-2.00pm ITV News Cymru Wales; Weather 10.30- 10.45pm ITV News Cymru Wales; Weather S4C 6.00am Cyw 12.00noon Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd 12.05pm Arfordir Cymru: Llyn 12.30 Heno 1.00 Garejis: Dan y Bonet 1.30 Bois y Rhondda 2.00 Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd 2.05 Prynhawn Da 3.00 Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd 3.05 Llanw 4.00 Awr Fawr 5.00 Stwnsh 6.00 Pobl a’u Gerddi. Aled Samuel visits gardens in Pontarddulais, Machynys and Llannefydd. 6.30 Sgwrs Dan y Lloer 6.57 Newyddion S4C 7.00 Heno 7.30 Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd 8.00 Cryfder Sioned Halpin 8.25 Triathlon Cymru 8.55 Newyddion S4C a’r Tywydd 9.00 Noson Lawen 2021. Aeron Pughe presents the all-singing, all-dancing entertainment show. 10.00 Gwely a Brecwast Maggi Noggi. Maggi tries to find ways of becoming a member of the Gorsedd of the Bards at the National Eisteddfod. 10.30- 11.35pm Eisteddfod AmGen: Cwt Cerdd Picks of the day Grantchester 9pm, ITV Will and Geordie’s friendship is put to the test after the death of a US airman in police custody, which leaves the no-nonsense cop wondering if he really knows Will at all. The dead man was among a group of flyers arrested after trespassing in a quarry, but as a horrified Geordie and Will investigate, the airmen close ranks, leaving the duo to navigate a complex web of loyalties and lies. The Graham Norton Show 10.35pm, BBC One James Bond fans should make a note in their diaries for this edition, which lines up Léa Seydoux, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch and the main man himself, Daniel Craig, to chew the fat with Graham about the 25th and latest entry in the long-running franchise, No Time To Die. Plus, Ed Sheeran performs his new single Shivers. BBC4 Freeview 9 7.00pm Duets at the BBC Including Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue. 8.00 TOTP: 1991 With Midge Ure, Zoe, Jason Donovan and Oceanic. 8.30 TOTP: 1991 With Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, EMF and Arnee and the Terminaters. 9.00 Queens of Soul A compilation of archive footage to celebrate the female singers whose voices have come to define the soul genre. 10.00 Soul & Beyond with Corinne Bailey Rae & Trevor Nelson 11.00 The Old Grey Whistle Test: Blondie in Concert Footage of the band performing at the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow in 1979. 11.30 Sounds of the 70s 2 12.00m’t From Elton John to Gary Barlow: Celebrating 100 Concerts Live at Eden 1.00 Duets at the BBC 2.00 TOTP: 1991 2.30 TOTP: 1991 3.00-4.00am Queens of Soul The Cleaner 9.30pm, BBC One Greg Davies’ comedy series continues as his crime scene cleaner Wicky has to twiddle his thumbs after getting the wrong key for his latest job. However, an encounter with the radical vegan (played by Ruth Madeley) living in the flat next door could mean confident carnivore Wicky has finally met his match. Yvonne Edgell, Darren Gordon, Liz Izen and Sam Ward also star. 5 USA 6.00am TJC 9.00 Murder, She Wrote 10.00 NCIS 10.55 Entertainment News on 5 11.00 NCIS 12.00noon Law & Order: six episodes 6.00 NCIS Triple bill. McGee kills an undercover police officer; a model is killed at a US Marine base; Tony and Ziva go missing. 9.00 FILM Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise (2015, 12) The police chief heads to Boston to investigate a murder case in which the prime suspect is behind bars. Crime thriller sequel, starring Tom Selleck. ★★★ 10.50 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Double bill. A mysterious criminal keeps himself one step ahead of the SVU; William Lewis holds Benson in captivity. 12.45am Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 1.40 Ransom 3.25 Criminals: Caught on Camera 3.50-4.00am Entertainment News on 5 Friday 24 They attempt to get to the bottom of who the men are protecting and why, laying bare the dynamics at play between this young band of American brothers. Meanwhile, there are questions to be answered back at the vicarage. Leonard and Daniel spend the night reassessing their relationship – and their future – ahead of the impending trial. FILM CHOICE The Green Mile 9pm, 5STAR The Shawshank Redemption director Frank Darabont adapts another of Stephen King’s stories – and the result is an engrossing drama about a prison guard and a deathrow inmate. Retired warder Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) remembers his time in charge of a Louisiana penitentiary, and the powers of a convicted child killer John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan). Freeview 21 Sky Arts F’view 11 6.00am LSO: Bernard Haitink Conducts Mozart and Bruckner 8.05 Darbar Festival 2017 9.00 Tales of the Unexpected 10.00 Discovering: John Hurt 11.00 Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History 12.00noon Degas: Passion for Perfection 1.00 Tales of the Unexpected 2.00 Discovering: Marlene Dietrich 3.00 Inside Art: Bristol Street Art at M Shed 4.00 Talking Heads: Music Icons 4.30 Video Killed the Radio Star 5.00 Tales of the Unexpected 6.00 Discovering: Grace Kelly 7.00 Dolly Parton: Song by Song 8.00 Classic Albums 9.00 Jamiroquai: Live in Verona 11.15 James Taylor: Austin City Limits A 2015 performance. 12.30am Lenny Kravitz: Just Let Go – Live 2.45-4.00am Steven Tyler: Live at Melrose Ballroom

film ratings ★★★★★ Brilliant ★★★★ Very Good ★★★ Good ★★ Average ★ Bad (R) Repeat BBC One BBC Two ITV Channel 4 Channel 5 6.00am Breakfast News headlines. 10.00 Saturday Kitchen Matt Tebbutt is joined by chefs Imad Alarnab and Ching-He Huang, plus guest Gary Kemp. 11.30 Nadiya’s Family Favourites Nadiya Hussain makes dishes for family get-togethers. (R) 12.00noon Football Focus 1.00 BBC News; Weather 1.15 Bargain Hunt From the South of England Showground in Ardingly, West Sussex. (R) 2.00 Escape to the Country House hunting in Somerset. 2.45 Garden Rescue From Horsham, West Sussex. (R) 3.30 Question of Sport With Eddie Hearn, Katharine Merry, Alex Yee and Laura Collett. (R) 4.00 Final Score Today’s results. 5.10 BBC News Headlines. 5.20 Regional News; Weather 5.30 Global Citizen Live: Music Festival for the Planet Live coverage of the one-off 24-hour worldwide concert begins, with performances by Elton John, Rag‘n’Bone Man, Kylie Minogue and BTS. 6.10am Marrying Mum and Dad (R) 6.40 Blue Peter Fun for kids. (R) 7.10 Golf: Ryder Cup Highlights Action from day one of the prestigious team event between USA and Europe. 9.10 FILM The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943, U) Satirical drama, starring Roger Livesey. ★★★★★ 11.50 Deborah Kerr: Talking Pictures A profile. (R) 12.20pm FILM Black Narcissus (1947, U) Drama, starring Deborah Kerr. ★★★★★ 2.00 LIVE Cycling World Championships Coverage of the women’s road race at the UCI Road World Championships in Belgium. 4.15 A House Through Time David Olusoga looks back to 1913, when Number 5 was home to Frederick and Louisa Pryce Lewis. (R) 5.15 The NFL Show Highlights of Thursday night’s game. 5.45 Super League Play Off Highlights Action from the elimination play-offs. 6.00am CITV Children’s shows. 9.25 ITV News Headline stories. 9.30 James Martin’s Saturday Morning James is joined by singer and TV presenter Fleur East and chefs Atul Kochhar and James Tanner. 11.40 Ainsley’s Good Mood Food Ainsley Harriott prepares dishes that contain honey. 12.40pm James Martin’s Great British Adventure James Martin is joined by chef Galton Blackiston in Norfolk. (R) 1.40 Simply Raymond Blanc (R) 2.05 ITV News; Weather 2.10 Midsomer Murders A planning dispute leads to murder. With Hugo Speer. (R) 4.10 You’ve Been Framed! Attacks Harry Hill narrates a selection of disasters. 5.10 Family Fortunes The Napiers of Nottingham go up against the Collins family of Surrey. (R) 6.10 ITV News; Weather 6.25 Regional News; Weather 6.30 Celebrity Catchphrase With Jenny Ryan, David Baddiel and Hollie Arnold. 6.00am The King of Queens (R) 7.10 Mike & Molly Double bill. (R) 7.55 Frasier Triple bill. (R) 9.20 The Simpsons (R) 11.40 Couples Come Dine with Me From London. (R) 12.40pm Four in a Bed The contest begins at the Unicorn Inn in Ludlow, Shropshire. (R) 1.10 Four in a Bed From the East Walls Hotel in Chichester. (R) 1.40 Four in a Bed From The Wheatsheaf in Cheshire. (R) 2.15 Four in a Bed From Shawries Hotel in Blackpool. (R) 2.45 Four in a Bed The owners meet for the last time. (R) 3.15 George Clarke’s Old House, New Home An ambitious two-storey extension. (R) 4.15 Location, Location, Location: 20 Years and Counting Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer look at multigeneration house searches. (R) 5.20 Channel 4 News Headlines. 5.50 Formula 1: Russian Grand Prix Qualifying Highlights The battle for pole position at the Sochi Autodrom. 6.00am Milkshake! Children’s TV. 9.55 SpongeBob SquarePants Double bill of fun. (R) 10.20 Entertainment News on 5 Showbiz news and gossip. 10.35 Friends Triple bill. (R) 12.05pm Friends Ross finds a growth on his buttocks. (R) 12.35 Friends Guest starring Robin Williams and Billy Crystal. (R) 1.00 Friends Phoebe receives some shocking news. (R) 1.35 FILM Every Which Way But Loose (1978, 12) A bare-knuckle fighter falls for a country singer who vanishes without a trace, so he and his orang-utan set off to find her. Comedy, with Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke. ★★★★ 3.50 FILM Joe Kidd (1972, 15) A bounty hunter hired by a greedy businessman to capture a Mexican rebel comes to question his employer’s cruel methods. Western, starring Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall and John Saxon. ★★ 5.45 5 News Weekend Headlines. 7 8 9 10 11 12 midnight 10.30pm, Match of the Day: Gary Lineker 7.00 Strictly Come Dancing Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the first proper show of this year’s series, introducing the 15 celebrities as they perform their first routines, eager to be this year’s Bill Bailey – and not another Ann Widdecombe. Judging their efforts are Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and ‘king of the ballroom’ Anton Du Beke. The judges’ scores will be carried over to next week, when the viewers have the chance to vote for their favourite couple. 9.20 Global Citizen Live: Music Festival for the Planet Live coverage of the 24-hour live music event continues with Ed Sheeran’s performance in Paris and Duran Duran in London. Michael Sheen and Edith Bowman are in the studio. 10.15 BBC News; Weather 10.30 Match of the Day Gary Lineker presents highlights of the latest Premier League matches, including Chelsea v Manchester City, Manchester United v Aston Villa and Brentford v Liverpool. While United and Liverpool will both have expected to claim three points, the clash between Chelsea and the Citizens gave both teams the chance to put down an early marker, with the visitors aiming to avenge a 1-0 defeat in last season’s Champions League final. 12.00m’t Global Citizen Live: Music Festival for the Planet. Live coverage of the concert in New York’s Central Park as the global music event reaches its climax with sets by Shawn Mendes, Billie Eilish and Coldplay. 3.05 Weather for the Week Ahead 3.10-6.00am BBC News. The latest headlines. 7pm, RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021 Highlights 7.00 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021 Highlights Monty Don and Joe Swift look back at the highlights of their week at the horticultural event held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, where they were joined by the regular team of gardening experts to analyse the inspirational designs and floral displays at the show. 8.35 FILM The Mercy (2017, 12) The story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe in 1968. The struggles he confronted on the controversial voyage, while his family awaited his return, is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times. Factual drama, directed by James Marsh, and starring David Thewlis and Rachel Weisz. ★★★★ 10.10 Global Citizen Live: Music Festival for the Planet Emma Willis and Ade Adepitan present further coverage of the global music event with performances from London and Paris by acts including Stormzy and Nile Rodgers & Chic. New York’s Central Park sees appearances by Camila Cabello, Burna Boy, Lang Lang and Lizzo, while there are additional performances from around the world, as well as a round-up of the commitments being made on stage in support of the event’s goals. 12.00m’t Golf: Ryder Cup Highlights 2.00 FILM The Spy Gone North (2018, 12) An army major in South Korea is assigned a mission to determine whether North Koreans are adhering to their nuclear commitments. Spy thriller, starring Jung-min Hwang. ★★★★ 4.10-6.20am This Is BBC Two 9.35pm, Saturday Night Line Up: Paul O’Grady 7.30 The Cube Best friends Stefan and Faruk from Leeds, and brothers Tayif and Mo from Manchester face a series of games that puts all their skills to the test as they attempt to beat the Cube and win a jackpot of £250,000. 8.30 Beat the Chasers Contestants from across the UK take on quiz genius’ Jenny Ryan, Anne Hegerty, Shaun Wallace, Mark Labbett, Paul Sinha and Darragh Ennis, hoping to win big money. Bradley Walsh hosts. 9.35 Paul O’Grady’s Saturday Night Line Up Paul puts questions, scenarios and dilemmas to Howard Donald, Arlene Phillips, Omid Djalili and Sally Lindsay, who find out how the British public see them. 10.20 ITV News; Weather 10.35 FILM Knocked Up (2007, 15) Ambitious journalist Alison’s one-night stand with directionless layabout Ben has unexpected consequences when she discovers she is pregnant. However, the unlikely parents-to-be decide to give the relationship a try for their baby’s sake, forcing Ben to face the challenge of accepting responsibility for the first time in his life. Romantic comedy, starring Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl and Paul Rudd. ★★★★ 12.50am Home Shopping 3.00 FYI Extra 3.15 Britain’s Brightest Celebrity Family. The two cleverest families go head to head in the final, hoping they have what it takes to take away £25,000 for their chosen charity. (R) 3.40-6.00am ITV Nightscreen. Text-based information service. 8.20pm, Britain’s Forgotten Wars: Tony Robinson 7.20 Bettany Hughes’ Treasures of the World Bettany embarks on a Mediterranean voyage, beginning at its mouth with a recently discovered mask of Medusa, identified from fragments in Gorham’s Cave on Gibraltar. Charting a course east, Bettany then journeys to the strategic Island of Malta. 8.20 NEW Britain’s Forgotten Wars with Tony Robinson The presenter looks back at conflicts Britain was involved in during the second half of the 20th century, beginning with Operation Desert Storm in 1990, when 35 nations retaliated against the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait. 9.20 FILM Deadpool 2 (2018, 15) The wisecracking anti-hero meets Russell, a gifted youngster pursued by a heavily armed cyborg from the future. With the aid of fellow mutant Domino and five less lucky teammates, they attempt to defeat the villainous Cable. Director David Leitch’s action comedy, starring Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin. ★★★★ 11.40 FILM All the Money in the World (2017, 15) The mother of a kidnapped teenage heir tries to convince his billionaire grandfather to pay the ransom. Drama, starring Michelle Williams and Christopher Plummer. ★★★★ 2.00am The Last Leg. Comic review of the significant moments of the past seven days. (R) 2.55 Hollyoaks Omnibus (R) 5.00 Location, Location, Location. Revisiting house-hunters in Sussex and Reading, Berkshire. (R) 5.55-6.10am Kirstie’s Quick and Easy Craft. Creating iced ombre cakes. 7.55pm, The Man & the Movies: Clint Eastwood 5.50 FILM Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970, 15) A grizzled drifter rescues a nun from a gang of rapists and gets roped into escorting her across the Mexican desert. Director Don Siegel’s Western, starring Clint Eastwood and Shirley MacLaine. ★★★★ 7.55 Clint Eastwood: The Man & the Movies A profile of the Oscar-winning actor and director, who bucked the Hollywood system to set up his own company and become one of the US’s most successful producers. The programme examines a career that has spanned seven decades as star, producer and film-maker, as well as looking at his personal life, with contributions from friends, family and those who know him best. 9.20 FILM The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966, 15) A laconic gunslinger, a ruthless hired killer and a conniving outlaw hunt for a cache of loot during the chaos of the American Civil War. However, each is privy to only part of the information necessary to find it, setting in motion a series of deadly betrayals. The third film in Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Western trilogy, starring Clint Eastwood as the Man with No Name, with Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach. Featuring Ennio Morricone’s iconic soundtrack. ★★★★★ 1.00am The 21.co.uk Live Casino Show 3.00 Entertainment News on 5 3.10 Violent Child, Desperate Parents (R) 4.00 Inside King’s Cross: The Railway (R) 4.50 Wildlife SOS (R) 5.15 Great Artists (R) 5.40 Milkshake! Monkey’s Amazing Adventures (R) 5.45-6.00am Peppa Pig (R)

Freeview 6 ITV2 6.00am Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 6.25 Love Bites 9.15 Dress to Impress 11.20 Australian Ninja Warrior 12.55pm Celebrity Catchphrase 1.55 You’ve Been Framed! Gold: Harry’s Favourites 2.55 FILM Mr Peabody & Sherman (2014, U). ★★★ 4.45 FILM Despicable Me 2 (2013, U). ★★★ 6.45 FILM School of Rock (2003, PG) A slobbish guitarist posing as a supply teacher to make money after getting dumped by his band moulds his pupils into a new rock group. Comedy, with Jack Black and Joan Cusack. ★★★★ 9.00 Ready to Mingle: No Filter Previously unseen from the final week of the show. 10.00 Ready to Mingle: The Reunion 11.00 Family Guy Double bill of fun. 12.00m’t Family Guy 12.30 American Dad! 1.25 Don’t Hate the Playaz 2.25 Iain Stirling’s CelebAbility 3.05 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 3.30-6.00am Teleshopping Freeview 19 Dave 6.00am Teleshopping 7.25 Lazy Boy Garage 7.50 Last Stop Garage 8.15 Rick Stein’s Road to Mexico 9.15 Rick Stein’s Long Weekends 10.15 American Pickers 12.15pm Top Gear 1.15 Red Bull Soapbox Race 2.20 Top Gear 3.20 Border Force: America’s Gatekeepers 4.20 Top Gear Bolivia Special 6.00 Would I Lie to You? Triple bill. 8.00 Not Going Out Double bill. 9.20 Would I Lie to You? With Keeley Hawes, Stephen Mangan, Kevin Bridges and Professor Brian Cox. 10.00 QI XL With Sheila Hancock, Jimmy Carr and Jeremy Clarkson. 11.00 Hypothetical Stephen Mangan, Tessa Coates, Charlie Brooker and Shappi Khorsandi take part in the show. 12.00m’t Live at the Apollo. With Phil Wang, Brennan Reece and Rachel Parris. 1.00 QI XL 2.00 Room 101 2.45 QI 3.15 Last Stop Garage 3.40 The Indestructibles 4.00-6.00am Shopping E4 6.00am Rude(ish) Tube Shorts 6.15 Melissa & Joey 6.40 Lego Masters Australia 8.00 Wipeout USA 9.00 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 11.00 Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back 12.00noon The Great British Bake Off 1.30 Young Sheldon 3.55 The Big Bang Theory 6.25 The Big Bang Theory The guys buy fake tickets for Comic-Con. 6.55 FILM Edward Scissorhands (1990, PG) A lonely man-made boy with scissor-like hands is befriended by suburban townspeople – but they later turn against him. Fantasy, starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder. ★★★★★ 9.00 Celebrity Gogglebox American Pie, The Graham Norton Show, Love Island and Killing Eve are appraised. 10.00 Gogglebox Double bill of reviews. 12.05am First Dates. Dating show. 2.15 One Stop Wedding Shop 3.10 World’s Greatest Weddings 4.05-6.00am The Big Bang Theory. Double bill. BBC Scotland 7.00pm The Seven. National, UK-wide and international news. 7.15 The Edit. Entertainment news. 7.30 Sportscene Saturday. Highlights of the latest Scottish Premiership matches. 8.15 Born to Be Wild. April finds herself in charge of one of her favourite animals, a beaver she names Walnut. Meanwhile, Romain saves the life of a sparrowhawk. 9.15 Scot Squad. Singh and McKirdy gallantly help out a hen do. 9.45 Best of Chewin’ the Fat. Highlights of the comedy sketch show. 10.15 Two Doors Down. Beth’s birthday lunch at the pub is disrupted by the arrival of a very drunk Colin. 10.45 TRNSMT. Highlights of the festival at Glasgow Green. 11.45 Tune. R&B and hip-hop in Aberdeen. 11.55pm-12.00m’t Loop SCOTLAND As BBC1 except: 4.00-5.10pm Sportscene Results 5.20-5.25pm Reporting Scotland. The latest headline stories; Weather WALES As BBC1 except: 5.20-5.25pm BBC Wales Today. The latest headlines; Weather WALES As BBC2 except: 4.15pm Flog It! From Haddon Hall in Derbyshire. 4.45-5.15pm Iolo: The Last Wilderness of Wales. Iolo Williams tracks wildlife in the Cambrian mountains. Freeview 20 Drama 6.00am Teleshopping 7.10 Lovejoy 12.00noon Birds of a Feather 1.00 One Foot in the Grave 3.00 Rosemary & Thyme 6.00 The Brokenwood Mysteries When four masked men attempt to rob the Brokenwood Savings Bank, Mike and the team must find out which one of them pulled the trigger that killed the bank manager. Stars Neill Rea. 8.00 Hetty Wainthropp Investigates The amateur sleuth disguises herself as a battered wife in an attempt to find out who is threatening a women’s refuge. 9.00 Silent Witness The body of a woman is found on train tracks in London, badly damaged from electrical burns, and the post-mortem stirs up troubling memories from Nikki’s childhood. Stars Emilia Fox. 11.15 Ashes to Ashes The discovery of a concrete-encased body at a building site leads to conflict. Stars Philip Glenister. 12.20am Ashes to Ashes 1.25 Trial & Retribution 4.00-6.00am Teleshopping Freeview 13 Freeview 18 More4 Variations Freeview 27 ITVBe 7.00am Don’t Be Tardy 7.55 Chrisley Knows Best 8.50 Be Beautiful 9.00 LittleBe 12.00noon Masters of Flip 1.00 The Only Way Is Essex 2.00 Ferne McCann: First Time Mum 3.00 The Real Housewives of Cheshire. Triple bill. 6.00 The Real Housewives of Cheshire Double bill. The Housewives celebrate the birth of Hanna and Martin’s new baby boy; Nicole explores her ‘psychic powers’. 8.00 Celebrity Dinner Date Diags chooses three blind dates based entirely on menus created by five potential partners. 9.00 Botched Medic Paul Nassif steps into the surgical ring to help a boxer’s crushed nose, while colleague Terry Dubrow restiores a young woman’s breasts. 10.00 Ibiza Weekender Double bill. David treats the reps to a day at the beach; Jordan contemplates his future as a rep. 12.00m’t Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars 12.55 ITVBe Nightscreen 1.00-7.00am Teleshopping 8.55am Food Unwrapped 9.30 A Place in the Sun 12.35pm Location, Location, Location: 20 Years and Counting 1.40 Come Dine with Me 4.15 Four in a Bed 6.25 Four in a Bed The B&B owners meet for the last time to find out what they have been paid and to settle some scores. 6.55 Inside the Spitfire Factory Documentary following Peter Monk and his crew over the course of a year as they try to restore the rusting remains of a 1943 Mark IX Spitfire to its former glory. 8.00 Inside Rolls-Royce Behind the scenes at the renowned car manufacturer’s Goodwood factory. 9.00 24 Hours in A&E Double bill. A five-year-old is rushed into St George’s struggling to breathe; a motorcyclist is brought into A&E after crashing into a car. 11.05 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown With Kathy Burke and Roisin Conaty. 12.10am Father Ted 1.15 24 Hours in A&E 3.20-3.50am Father Ted. Sitcom. STV As ITV except: 6.25-6.30pm STV News. Headlines. 3.40-6.00am ITV Nightscreen ITV WALES As ITV except: 1.40-2.05pm Newsweek Wales 6.25-6.30pm ITV News Cymru Wales. The latest headline stories. S4C 6.00am Cyw 8.00 Stwnsh Sadwrn 10.00 Trysorau’r Teulu 11.00 Codi Hwyl America 11.30 Dau Gi Bach 12.00noon Ffermio 12.30pm LIVE Sgorio. Trefelin BGC v Connah’s Quay Nomads (Kick-off 12.45). coverage of the JD Welsh Cup third-round tie at Ynys Park. 3.00 Am Dro! 4.00 Goreuon Priodas Pum Mil 5.00 LIVE Clwb Rygbi. Edinburgh v Scarlets (Kick-off 5.15pm). 7.15 Newyddion a Chwaraeon 7.30 C’mon Midffild. After seeing Mr Picton giving money to a policeman, Tecs and Wali begin to suspect he is being blackmailed. 8.30 Corau Rhys Meirion. Two rival football teams form a single choir. 9.30 Goreuon Lorient. A selection of musical moments from the world’s main Celtic festival, Lorient, staged in 2019. 10.35 Sgwrs Dan y Lloer. Elin Fflur chats to muso Neil ‘Maffia’ Williams. 11.05pm-12.10am Noson Lawen 2021. Aeron Pughe presents the all-singing, all-dancing entertainment show. Picks of the day The Cube Global Citizen Live: Music Festival for the Planet 5.30pm, 9.20pm & midnight, BBC One; 10.10pm, BBC Two Emma Willis and Ade Adepitan introduce live coverage of the star-studded worldwide concert which aims to unite people in tackling poverty and climate change. Elton John performs at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, Kylie Minogue is part of the line-up in London, and BTS play a set in Seoul. BBC4 Freeview 9 7.00pm Vienna: Empire, Dynasty and Dream The transformation of Vienna into a great cultural capital after the Ottoman threat receded at the end of the 17th century. 8.00 Brazil with Michael Palin Michael learns about the Brazilian mining industry, then heads to Rio, where he hears how the authorities are ridding the streets of drug gangs and visits a ‘love hotel’. 9.00 FILM The King’s Choice (2016, 12) With the German army advancing on Norway, King Haakon VII faces a decision that will change his country forever. Historical drama, starring Jesper Christensen. ★★★★ 11.05 Hurt Locker Hero – Storyville The story of a Kurdish colonel and bomb disposal expert in the Iraqi Army who single-handedly disarmed thousands of landmines in the country. 12.30-3.30am Motherland Strictly Come Dancing 7pm, BBC One The 15 celebrities and their professional partners take to the dance floor to perform live for the first time, with judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke taking notes. Although no one will be leaving the show this weekend, the judges’ scores will be carried over to next week when the viewers will vote for their favourite couple. 5 USA 6.00am TJC 9.00 Murder, She Wrote 6.00pm Murder, She Wrote Four episodes. Jessica helps reformed jewel thief Dennis Stanton investigate the murder of a famous concert pianist’s wife; Jessica and old friend Dr Seth Hazlitt are kidnapped by the vengeful son of a mobster who died of his wounds while in the medic’s care; a former jewel thief spends a romantic evening with a married woman, only to find himself the prime suspect in a puzzling murder case; the sheriff of Cabot Cove is arrested for murder. 10.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Double bill. A young boy is abandoned in Times Square; a teenager is shot by a celebrity chef. 12.00m’t Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 1.55 Ransom 3.35 Criminals: Caught on Camera. The use of CCTV. 4.00-6.00am Teleshopping Saturday 25 7.30pm, ITV The premise of this gameshow is elegantly simple – contestants have to carry out seven tasks to win a quarter of a million pounds. The challenges include catching, throwing, estimating, reacting, memorising and balancing. Easy-peasy, you might think. But factor in the studio audience, the cameras and – of course – The Cube, and suddenly it becomes a nerve-jangling stressfest. Luckily for the contestants, host Phillip Schofield is on hand to offer a calming presence or an encouraging boost when needed, as well as congratulating or commiserating, depending on the outcome. We’ll have to see what he serves up in this edition, which sees Stefan and Faruk, best friends from Leeds, and Manchester-based siblings Tayif and Mo, try to win the prize. FILM CHOICE True Grit 9pm, ITV4 Jeff Bridges plays boozy, one-eyed lawman ‘Rooster’ Cogburn in the Coen brothers’ remake of the John Wayne western. When farmer Frank Ross is murdered, his 14-yearold daughter Mattie (Hailee Steinfeld) takes matters into her own hands and looks for a man to bring the killer to justice. Matt Damon plays the Texas ranger hunting the criminal for his own reasons. Freeview 21 Sky Arts F’view 11 6.00am Royal Opera: Offenbach – The Tales of Hoffmann 9.00 Tales of the Unexpected: four episodes. 11.00 Discovering: Mel Gibson 12.00noon Discovering: Richard Attenborough 1.00 Discovering: John Hurt 2.00 Discovering: Bryan Ferry 2.30 Discovering: Amy Winehouse 3.00 Duran Duran: A Diamond in the Mind 5.00 Rod Stewart: It Had to Be You – The Great American Songbook 7.00 Queen – Hungarian Rhapsody: Live in Budapest A 1986 concert. 9.00 Pink Floyd: The Endless River A visual interpretation of the band’s 2014 album, filmed on location in London and Exmoor National Park. 10.15 Pink Floyd: A Delicate Sound of Thunder A 1988 tour. 12.00m’t Classic Artists: Jimi Hendrix 2.00 Kiss Rocks Vegas 4.00 Degas: Passion for Perfection 5.00-6.00am The Great Songwriters. Flaming Lips.

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