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Monday, 11 November 2019

Kylie Minogue to spend a Secret Night with Channel 4 this December

Fresh from her Glastonbury legends slot triumph and a raft of sold our tour dates throughout the world, the quintessential pop princess Kylie Minogue will cap off a Golden 2019 as the subject of a very special secret night this December on Channel 4.

A must see spectacular, Kylie’s Secret Night, produced by BBC Studios, will allow viewers to celebrate with Kylie like never before. The 90-minute programme, filmed in front of an audience of passionate – and unsuspecting – fans will see a specially invited audience arrive for what they believe is a Kylie themed fan extravaganza hosted by Alan Carr. Little do they know they’re going to be spending a secret evening with the lady herself…

Over the course of the show Kylie will treat her guests to the ultimate thank you through heartfelt and hilarious conversation with Alan, memorable performances, surprise money can’t buy gifts, hidden camera VTs and laugh out loud stunts.

Throughout the episode, we’ll hear from a cross section of Kylie fans who will regale her and the audience with moving, uplifting and heart-warming tales of how she’s touched their lives including inspirational Barnsley music teacher and superfan Simon who runs Kylie music classes for adults with learning difficulties. He got the shock of his life recently when a surprise guest made at an appearance at one of their rehearsals.

Some very special fans will be joining Kylie on the night including a select group of people who’ve been named in homage to her and some very shocked people will also be taking a cab share trip like no other. 

Encouraged to do so by Alan and the audience, Kylie will also reveal which of her tracks is her personal favourite and there may well be some surprises of her very own in store too.

And if that’s not enough of a treat then immediately after the show ends, Channel 4 will be showing the UK television premiere of Kylie’s smash hit Golden tour. Packed full of incredible hits, spectacular visuals and fabulous choreography, we’ll see just why she’s the original pop princess.

Kylie Minogue said, “This was such an incredible show. It made me laugh, it made me cry. It was like time stood still and I was able to hear some amazing fan stories, reminisce and really take stock of the journey we’ve been on together. All in all, a wonderful celebration, and a reminder of what a privilege it is to be able to connect with people over time and borders and to inspire me to do it all again!”

Ant and Dec, Susan Sarandon and Taron Egerton among the stars joining Jamie and Jimmy for a Friday Night Feast


Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty are back with a new series of Friday Night Feast, welcoming a variety of famous faces into the kitchen. Over 11 weeks, stars from the worlds of film, TV, comedy and sport join the boys in their new-look, pop-up bistro at the end of Southend Pier to create a mouth-watering feast to kick-off the weekend.

Hollywood royalty Susan Sarandon, Rocketman actor Taron Egerton and three-time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan will be cooking up a storm alongside Jamie and Jimmy, with Taron Egerton featuring in a Christmas special to air in December.

TV favourites Ant and Dec and Strictly Come Dancing presenter Claudia Winkleman will also be showing off their foodie credentials in the end-of-pier bistro, along with former Spice Girl Mel B and comedians Joe Lycett, Rob Beckett and Jack Dee.

Disproving the adage ‘too many cooks’, queen of all-things culinary Mary Berry joins Jamie and Jimmy to create the ultimate cookery masterclass, while world champion boxer Amir Khan hopes to prove he can handle the heat of the kitchen.

Each episode, Jamie and Jimmy chat to their guests about their love of food and their favourite meals, as well as grilling them with questions from diners in ‘Spill the Beans’. Jamie and Jimmy will also be back out on the road in their Ford Capri to experience culinary delights around the UK, in addition to rustling up delicious recipes themselves, from easy snacks to full-on feasts - the perfect way to start the weekend.

The new series of Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast begins on Channel 4 this December with a Christmas Feast.

Competition: Win Billy Connolly: Made in Scotland on Blu-ray


Billy Connolly: Made in Scotland is out on DVD and Blu-ray on November 18th

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and a copy on Blu-ray to give away.

Synopsis
An intimate, deeply personal and funny portrait of the great comedian.

In the world of comedy there is no one quite like Billy Connolly. Put simply, through sheer talent and force of personality he changed the face of British comedy forever. He s been called the Beatles and Jesus of comedy by his peers and an immature manure mouth by the leader of the Scottish Zion Baptist Church. Say what you like about him you can t deny everyone wants to know him. Weaved around private interviews, this special series find Billy returning to Scotland to reveal the influences and motivations that turned him from being Billy Connolly the welder to Billy Connolly the Big Yin!

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For your chance to win just answer the question below.

In which major city in Scotland was Billy Connolly born?

Send your name, address and of course the answer to competition@jonn.co.uk

Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 25-11-19
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

Competition: Win Dublin Murders on DVD


Dublin Murders is out on DVD on November 18th

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis
Adapted from leading crime novelist Tana French’s internationally bestselling books, Dublin Murders is a darkly enthralling new drama, set to grip audiences when it airs on BBC One and arrives on DVD and digital this winter from Acorn Media International.

Screenwriter extraordinaire Sarah Phelps (The ABC Murders, Great Expectations), brilliantly blends the first two novels in the Dublin Murder Squad series – In The Woods and The Likeness – to deliver an engrossing eight-part series full of psychological mystery and darkness, with its roots sunk deep in Ireland’s past.

Starring a stellar line up of acting talent including Killian Scott (Strike, Ripper Street), Sarah Greene  (Penny Dreadful, Rebellion), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Avengers: Endgame, Peaky Blinders) Moe Dunford (Vikings, Patrick’s Day) and Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones, Suits), Dublin Murders will be available as a two-disc DVD on 11 November 2019 as well as being available to buy on digital.

Summer 2006, at the height of the Celtic Tiger financial boom…two driven detectives Rob Reilly (Scott) and Cassie Maddox (Greene), are called in to investigate a child’s murder in Knocknaree, Dublin, but there’s more to this disturbing case than meets the eye.

On an altar in the middle of an archaeological site lies the body of a local teenage girl, a talented young ballet dancer, Katy Devlin, 13.

Knocknaree is an area blighted by poverty and unemployment for generations. The historical site is under threat from developers looking to build a new motorway. This is the not the first loss to blight the community…21 years earlier, in a very different Ireland, three children went missing. Only one came back alive and the crime was never solved…could this horrendous new crime be connected?

The Dublin Murders devastated a community and as the investigation deepens, old wounds that never properly healed are about to be ripped open.

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For your chance to win just answer the question below.

Who plays Rob Reilly in Dublin Murders?

Send your name, address and of course the answer to competition@jonn.co.uk

Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 25-11-19
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Tommy Fury and Curtis Pritchard reunite for brand new ITV2 show The Boxer & The Ballroom Dancer



Tommy Fury and Curtis Pritchard reunite for brand new ITV2 show The Boxer & The Ballroom Dancer

Not only did Tommy Fury and Curtis Pritchard find romance with Molly-Mae Hague and Maura Higgins in the Love Island villa this summer; they also found a bromance. For this brand new 3 x 60' series coming to ITV2 later this year, the pals will undertake a new challenge as they switch jobs.

Professional boxer, Tommy, will be swapping his boxing gloves for dancing shoes as he'll take to the floor, training with a professional dancer for a ballroom competition

Meanwhile, former Dancing With The Stars professional, Curtis, will be entering the boxing ring. The gloves are off and he'll be doing the rounds with a boxing coach - and have a little bit of help and guidance from world champ, Ricky Hatton - to get him ready for the fight of his life.

Girlfriends, Molly-Mae and Maura, will be supporting the boys as they discuss the trials and tribulations of learning a new skill that is so far out of their comfort zone.

Curtis says:

"I am so excited to have my own show coming on ITV2 with my best mate Tommy. It is a dream come true. I am so up for the challenge and cannot wait to get in that boxing ring. I have been training with the best of the best and am looking forward to showing everyone my boxing ability!"

Tommy says:

"I am loving taking on the challenge of swapping my boxing gloves for dancing shoes and to do it all alongside my mate, Curtis, has been amazing. I can't wait for everyone to see what we've been working so hard for!"

James Nesbitt to star in BBC One's Northern Irish crime thriller Bloodlands



James Nesbitt (The Missing, Cold Feet) will star in Bloodlands, a major original crime drama for BBC One, created by exciting new writer Chris Brandon and produced by HTM Television.

When a car containing a possible suicide note is pulled out of Strangford Lough, Northern Irish police detective Tom Brannick (James Nesbitt) quickly connects it to an infamous cold case with enormous personal significance. Bloodlands follows his dogged hunt for a legendary assassin, an explosive cat-and-mouse game where the stakes have never been higher.

Bloodlands is Chris Brandon's first original drama series commission and the first drama from newly formed production company HTM Television. It was commissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama and Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC Content. The executive producers are Jed Mercurio, Jimmy Mulville and Mark Redhead for HTM Television and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC.

James Nesbitt says: "It's great to be back making a drama in and about Northern Ireland, which now has a film and television industry as good as any in the world. We have compelling scripts from a brilliant young writer who was raised in County Down, which are very exciting and psychologically complex. I can't wait to start."

Vienna Blood coming to BBC



Vienna Blood (3x90') is written by acclaimed screenwriter Steve Thompson (Sherlock, Deep State). Based on the best-selling Liebermann novels by Frank Tallis, the series will air on BBC Two this winter.

Starring Matthew Beard (The Imitation Game, And When Did You Last See Your Father?) and Juergen Maurer (Vorstadtweiber, Tatort), Vienna Blood is set in 1900s Vienna: a hot bed of philosophy, science and art, where a clash of cultures and ideas play out in the city's grand cafes and opera houses.

Max Liebermann (Matthew Beard) is a brilliant young English doctor, studying under the famed psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. Max is keen to understand the criminal mind and begins to observe Oskar Rheinhardt (Juergen Maurer), a Detective Inspector in the Vienna Police Department, who is struggling with a perplexing case. Max's extraordinary skills of perception and forensics, and his deep understanding of human behaviour and deviance, help Oskar solve Vienna's most mysterious cases.