Mon, October 3rd, 2018
Tuesday 10.45pm – 11.35pm, BBC1
By May 2018 there had already been 23 school shootings in the United States of America where someone had been injured or killed. That is more than 1 a week. Each massacre or shooting in the country reopens the debate on gun control but nothing ever appears to change. Whether it was the widely publicised Sandy Hook, Isla Vista, Columbine, Santa Fe or Umpqua massacres where multiple children were killed and the world shocked, the US government did nothing. The grip of the National Rifle Association and their repeated promotion of the Second Amendment which states "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed" apparently cannot be freed.
Mon, September 27th, 2018
Friday 10.35pm – 12.25am, BBC1
In 1925 at Wembley stadium in dramatic style, a humiliating Empire Day speech that was halting and hopeless brought to light the stammer of a Royal. Further public exposure and speeches brought wider recognition of a man thrust into public life who suffered from a terrible nervous stammer.
The Oscar winning film The King’s Speech is a marvellous and moving portrayal of King George VI and his difficulties in dealing with his impediment. Colin Firth is impressive as the King and from the start of the film where he freezes on national radio ...
Mon, September 20th, 2018
Wednesday 10.30pm – 11.35pm, Channel 4
On the 15th of January 2018 the UK construction sector was shocked when a compulsory liquidation order was made against Carillion, the second largest construction company in the UK. Carillion was a major supplier to the UK’s public sector and had the remit to deliver 450 different contracts across a range of different departments and sectors, all funded by public money. Much work ensued to ensure those vital contracts could be delivered by other bodies. The collapse drew wide criticism from across the political divide, with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn calling the incident ‘a watershed moment’.
Mon, September 13th, 2018
Monday 8.30pm – 9pm, BBC1.
Over 55000 non-urgent operations were cancelled in 2017 due to a lack of NHS staff being available. The pressures on the service regularly appear in the media with little let up on applying the blame game firmly at the governments feet. A shocking study in 2012 by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine determined approximately 1000 patients died needlessly due to basic medical errors by doctors.
Mon, September 6th, 2018
Monday 8pm – 8.30pm, Channel 4.
It’s been hot, very hot. Temperatures in Britain have been exceeding 30’c regularly through June and July and August is forecast to follow suit. The high pressure weather fronts over Europe have brought extreme heat and it’s all down the to the Jetstream. Located 5-7 miles above the earth’s surface these strong blowing east to west have moved, creating the high pressure. The bookies are offering very short odds and believe the temperature in the UK may even top 38’c.