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Richard Blackwood lemon zest fail – Channel 4 Sunday Brunch

Richard Blackwood

This is sooooo much funnier than it ought to be!! Bless him.

The EastEnders actor appeared on the Channel 4 show to talk about his bad boy character Vincent Hubbard wreaking havoc on Albert Square.

But no one was listening to Richard chat about soaps as he casually went about trying to zest a lemon.

First he tried to squeeze it, then he chopped it, and then he did something we’ve never seen attempted before.
All before questioning: “You want the outside of it?”

Monday Matters 10th Feb 2014

Gyles Brandreth is Looking for Happiness
Gyles Brandreth is Looking for Happiness

On the show today, Jason speaks to writer, broadcaster and former MP Gyles Brandreth who is currently on tour with his one-man show called Looking for happiness. Gyles is a reporter on The One Show on BBC1 and a regular on Radio 4’s Just a Minute, his many books include The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries and the No 1 best-seller: The 7 Secrets of Happiness.

Also on the show, the featured artist is Peter Gabriel who turned 64 years old during this week and Kyra has the gig guide and latest music news.

We aslo feature music from: Tom Petty, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Paul McCartney, Shivaree, MØ, Broken bells, Pink Floyd, Ultravox, Suzanne Vega and Jack Johnson.

And we give The Last Word to cultural theorist Stuart Hall who died at the age of 82 on the 10th February 2014.  Stuart coined the term ‘Thatcherism’ and profoundly influenced New Labour.

For more information about Gyles you can visit his website at http://www.gylesbrandreth.net/


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Do you have vertigo? Yes, to the top of Shanghai Tower!!

Russian’s, as can be seen from the many dashboard CAM crash videos, are a crazy yet hardy lot.  The Russian version of a 3-a-day involves cigarettes, vodka and spitting.

Living up to that hardy reputation are Vadim Makhorov and Vitaly Raskalov who have filmed the moment that they scaled China’s new tallest building – the second tallest in the world.

I actually get butterflies in my stomach from just watching this video.  Ok, maybe it’s because they are  “young” or maybe just “foolhardy” or maybe it’s because put simply…they are “Russian”. Whatever the answer, whatever the reason – I do have to admire their balls.

Oh and by-the-by 650 meters equates to 2,132ft!

On his blog Vadim writes: “Aware of the strict Chinese law, we prepared carefully and picked an appropriate date, the Chinese New Year day. At that time the security was less watchful, workers were on vacations, and cranes did not work. We got to the crane at around midnight. It took us almost two hours to get on the 120th floor by foot. And also, we spend almost 18 hours on top of the building, sleeping and waiting for better weather. The result you can see in our new video.”

His  blog is worth checking out, just for the pictures:

Vadim Raskalov’s blog 

Top of the Tower
Top of the Tower