Anthony Livesey is a British journalist and broadcaster who presents'Drive' for BBC Radio 5 Live. Livesey was born in Burnley and lived in nearby Nelson during the early part of his life, he attended Vaughan Street. His mother died aged 44, he began his career with the Nelson Leader and worked in the Middle East with Sam Sloan at the Gulf News in Dubai. Returning to his native Lancashire, he worked at the Lancashire Evening Telegraph before spending 18 years with Sport Newspapers where he was editor-in-chief and managing director of the Daily Sport and Sunday Sport newspapers. After resigning in August 2006 from the Sport newspapers, he joined the BBC, presenting a Saturday morning show on BBC Radio Lancashire, he moved on to host the Breakfast show on the station. Livesey presented the one-off documentary Crumpet: A Very British Sex Symbol, transmitted on BBC2 on 28 December 2005 and a year he presented another programme related to this called Beefcake: A Very British Sex Symbol, which too was transmitted on BBC2 on 27 December 2006.
On 11 January 2010, Livesey started to present the late night show BBC Radio Five Live. Livesey's late night show on 26 September 2011 was the first to be presented from MediaCity, he was a stand-in presenter for Shelagh Fogarty and Victoria Derbyshire on their mid-morning shows and hosted the Breakfast programme. Livesey left the late night show in April 2013 to host the Weekend Breakfast programme and the weekday Drive programme. Alongside seven years presenting on BBC North West Tonight, as well as deputising for regular host Roger Johnson, Livesey presented the North West edition of the BBC's regional football show Late Kick Off and the North West edition of the regional programme Inside Out. Livesey has appeared on Have I Got News for You, What The Papers Say and Never Mind the Buzzcocks, all on the BBC and was the culture reporter on The One Show for a year. 5 Live Drive at BBC Programmes Press Gazette: Sport editor Livesey resigns BBC profile Breakfast show gallery Tony Livesey on IMDb Editor gets complaints Tony Livesey on Twitter Tony Livesey Experience Podcast
Coach Trip is a British reality game show broadcast on Channel 4 from 7 March 2005 to 30 June 2006. The programme returned after a three-year break, from 25 May 2009 to 9 March 2012. In early 2013, the show went into hiatus again and was replaced by 2 new shows, Brendan's Magical Mystery Tour and Brendan's Love Cruise. However, in September 2013, Channel 4 announced that they had renewed Coach Trip for another series in 2014 which has now aired. On 9 April 2014, a further four series were announced following the success of the ninth series in early 2014; the first series of the relaunched Coach Trip: Road to... aired on E4 from 25 July 2016 to 2 September 2016 entitled Coach Trip: Road to Ibiza, the second series aired from 16 January 2017 to 24 February 2017 with the title Coach Trip: Road to Marbs. The third series aired from 24 July 2017 to 15 September 2017 with the title Coach Trip: Road to Zante; the series was renewed for a fourth series in July 2017. This was titled Coach Trip: Road to Tenerife and aired from 8 January 2018 to 2 March 2018.
The fifth series began airing on 28 January 2019 with the title Coach Trip: Road to Barcelona, consisting of 30 episodes, it ended on 8 March 2019. Coach Trip aired weekdays at 4:30pm before Deal or No Deal debuted on Channel 4, with the second series aired at 2:55pm instead. Since the revived series, Coach Trip has moved to the 5:00pm slot and to the 5:30pm slot on Channel 4. Since the 14th series in 2016, the show has aired on weekdays at 7.30pm on E4. In series 3, an omnibus edition was shown on weekends but was cancelled part of the way through the series, it returned for series 9 on More4. Andy Love was the narrator in the first two series, with David Quantick taking the role in both series 3 and 4. From series 5 to 8, Dave Vitty was the show's narrator. Jackie Clune was the narrator from series 9 with Clara Amfo taking over for the 14th series. 4seven aired repeats of series 8 onwards, More4 repeated all series, defunct Sky Travel and defunct Sky Real Lives have all only repeated series 1 & 2 of Coach Trip along with defunct Channel 4 scheduling slot, T4 on weekend mornings.
Celebrity Coach Trip began showing repeats on Travel Channel in May 2014. A Channel 4 spokesperson said the broadcaster had no plans to commission another series, as series 2 of Christmas Coach Trip would have been the last installment. Brendan said in June 2013, during a telephone interview to Paul about his 2 new shows, that "Coach Trip has been rested at the moment – it's not the end of the programme, but we decided that we’d experiment with two new formats". On 4 September 2013, Channel 4 announced there would be another series of Coach Trip consisting of 30 episodes, each 30 minutes long. Sheerin and Donald both returned to the show. Applications for the new series opened on the same day. On 9 April 2014, it was confirmed by Digital Spy that the show would return for a further four series. On 6 April 2016, it was announced that Coach Trip will return for a fourteenth series in 2016 on E4; this series is called Coach Trip: Road to Ibiza and it began airing on 25 July 2016. On 23 August 2016, Channel 4 confirmed that Coach Trip would return for series 15 & 16 in 2017.
On 13 July 2017 it was announced that Coach Trip would return for series 17. The show's format consists of four to seven teams of two undertaking a coach tour principally of continental Europe and has been sold to other countries; the tours have lasted between 20 and 50 days, with passengers remaining on the tour only until they are ejected by their companions on one day, to be replaced by a new couple the following day. The travellers are accompanied by tour guide Brendan Sheerin. Unlike most coach trips the passengers vote and discuss for who they don't like travelling with at the end of each day. Whoever gets the most votes is awarded a yellow card, if they are voted for again they receive a red card and are sent home to be replaced by a new pair. Yellow cards have been awarded to couples due to timekeeping issues; the vote takes place at the days location and on board the coach, while travelling to the next destination or to the hotel, in front of each other. If a red card is awarded to a couple, the coach is stopped and the contestants collect their suitcases, miss the overnight vehicle ferry, miss the overnight vehicle train and leave the trip.
During the vote, Brendan acts as awards the couple the yellow/red card. If a tie vote occurs, Brendan takes the nominated couples to one side while the remaining couples decide who should be awarded the penalty card, treat or prize. New couples who arrive after the originals are immune from the first vote that they are present at, although they are allowed to vote against another couple. If Brendan thinks that the couple canvass for votes, overtake the previous vote, instigate a fight at the vote or shows inappropriate sexual behaviour they will automati
EastEnders is a British soap opera created by Julia Smith and Tony Holland, broadcast on BBC One since 1985. Set in Albert Square in the East End of London in the fictional Borough of Walford, the programme follows the stories of local residents and their families as they go about their daily lives. There were two 30-minute episodes per week increasing to three, but since 2001 episodes have been broadcast every weekday apart from Wednesdays. Within eight months of the show's launch, it reached the number-one spot in BARB's TV ratings and has remained among the top-rated TV programmes in Britain. In 2013, the average audience share for an episode was around 30 per cent. Today, EastEnders remains a significant programme in terms of the BBC's success and audience share, in the history of British television drama, tackling many dilemmas that are considered to be controversial and taboo issues in British culture and social life unseen on United Kingdom mainstream television; as of May 2016, EastEnders has won nine BAFTA Awards and the Inside Soap Award for Best Soap for 14 years running, as well as twelve National Television Awards for Most Popular Serial Drama and 11 awards for Best Soap at the British Soap Awards.
It has won 13 TV Quick and TV Choice Awards for Best Soap, six TRIC Awards for Soap of The Year, four Royal Television Society Awards for Best Continuing Drama and has been inducted into the Rose d'Or Hall of Fame. In March 1983, under two years before EastEnders' first episode was broadcast, the show was a vague idea in the mind of a handful of BBC executives, who decided that what BBC1 needed was a popular bi-weekly drama series that would attract the kind of mass audiences that ITV was getting with Coronation Street; the first people to whom David Reid head of series and serials, turned were Julia Smith and Tony Holland, a well established producer/script editor team who had first worked together on Z-Cars. The outline that Reid presented was vague: two episodes a week, 52 weeks a year. After the concept was put to them on 14 March 1983, Smith and Holland went about putting their ideas down on paper. Granada Television gave Smith unrestricted access to the Coronation Street production for a month so that she could get a sense how a continuing drama was produced.
There was anxiety at first that the viewing public would not accept a new soap set in the south of England, though research commissioned by lead figures in the BBC revealed that southerners would accept a northern soap, northerners would accept a southern soap and those from the Midlands, as Julia Smith herself pointed out, did not mind where it was set as long as it was somewhere else. This was the beginning of a close and continuing association between EastEnders and audience research, though commonplace today, was something of a revolution in practice; the show's creators were both Londoners, but when they researched Victorian squares, they found massive changes in areas they thought they knew well. However, delving further into the East End of London, they found what they had been searching for: a real East End spirit—an inward looking quality, a distrust of strangers and authority figures, a sense of territory and community that the creators summed up as "Hurt one of us and you hurt us all".
When developing EastEnders, both Smith and Holland looked at influential models like Coronation Street, but they found that it offered a rather outdated and nostalgic view of working-class life. Only after EastEnders began, featured the characters of Tony Carpenter and Kelvin Carpenter, did Coronation Street start to feature black characters, for example, they came to the conclusion that Coronation Street had grown old with its audience, that EastEnders would have to attract a younger, more extensive audience, ensuring that it had the longevity to retain it for many years thereafter. They looked at Brookside but found there was a lack of central meeting points for the characters, making it difficult for the writers to intertwine different storylines, so EastEnders was set in Albert Square. A previous UK soap set in an East End market was ATV's Market in Honey Lane between 1967 and 1969; however this show, which graduated from one showing a week to two in three separate series was different in style and approach to EastEnders.
The British Film Institute described Market In Honey Lane thus: "It was not an earth-shaking programme, not pioneering in any revolutionary ideas in technique and production, but proposed itself to the casual viewer as a mildly pleasant affair." EastEnders, while featuring an East End street market, would be different in its approach and impact. The target launch date was January 1985. Smith and Holland had eleven months in which to write and shoot the whole thing. However, in February 1984, they did not have a title or a place to film. Both Smith and Holland were unhappy about the January 1985 launch date, favouring November or September 1984 when seasonal audiences would be higher, but the BBC stayed firm, Smith and Holland had to concede that, with the massive task of getting the Elstree Studios operational, January was the most realistic date. However, this was to be changed to February; the project had a number of working titles—Square Dance, Round the Square, Round the Houses, London Pride and East 8.
It was the latter. However, the show was renamed after many casting agents mistakenly thought the show was to be called Estate, the fictional postcode E20 was created, instead of using
The Bill is a British police procedural television series, first broadcast on ITV from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, broadcast in August 1983. In its final year on air, The Bill was broadcast once a week on Tuesdays or Thursdays, in a one-hour format; the programme focused on the lives and work of one shift of police officers, rather than on any particular aspect of police work. The Bill was the longest-running police procedural television series in the United Kingdom, among the longest running of any British television series at the time of its cancellation; the title originates from "Old Bill", a slang term for the police. Although acclaimed by fans and critics, the series attracted controversy on several occasions. An episode broadcast in 2008 was criticised for featuring fictional treatment for multiple sclerosis; the series has faced more general criticism concerning its levels of violence prior to 2009, when it occupied a pre-watershed slot.
The Bill won several awards, including BAFTAs, a Writers' Guild of Great Britain award and Best Drama at the Inside Soap Awards in 2009, this being the series' fourth consecutive win. Throughout its 27-year run, the programme was always broadcast on the main ITV network. In years, episodes of the show were repeated on ITV3 on their week of broadcast; the series has been repeated on other digital stations, including Gold, Watch and Drama. In March 2010, executives at ITV announced that the network did not intend to recommission The Bill, that filming on the series would cease on 14 June 2010; the last episode aired on 31 August 2010. The Bill was conceived by Geoff McQueen in 1983 a new television writer, as a one-off drama. McQueen had titled the production Old Bill, it was picked up by Michael Chapman for ITV franchise holder Thames Television, who retitled it Woodentop as part of Thames's "Storyboard" series of one-off dramas and was broadcast on ITV under the title Woodentop on 16 August 1983.
Woodentop starred Mark Wingett as PC Jim Carver and Trudie Goodwin as WPC June Ackland of London's Metropolitan Police, both attached to the fictional Sun Hill police station. Although only intended as a one-off, Woodentop impressed ITV to the extent that a full series was commissioned, first broadcast on 16 October 1984 with one post-watershed episode per week, featuring an hour-long, separate storyline for each episode of the first three series; the first episode of the full series was "Funny Ol' Business – Cops & Robbers". With serialisation, the name of the show changed from Woodentop to The Bill. In its first four years the series was broadcast between July onwards each year, with a 12-week summer break from May until the next July. With a full ensemble cast to explore new characters not featured or just mentioned in Woodentop, the focus of the storylines soon shifted away from new recruit Carver and towards Detective Inspector Roy Galloway and Sergeant Bob Cryer; the series changed to two episodes, each of 30 minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, per week in 1988, increasing to three a week beginning in 1993, with the third episode being broadcast on Fridays.
In 1998, The Bill returned to hour-long episodes, which became twice-weekly, with the Friday episode being dropped, at which point the series adopted a much more serialised approach. When Paul Marquess took over as executive producer in 2002, as part of a drive for ratings, the series was revamped, bringing in a more soap opera type feel to many of its stories. Many veteran characters were written out, leading to the Sun Hill fire during 2002. Marquess stated that the clearout was necessary to introduce "plausible, powerful new characters"; as part of the new serial format, much more of the characters' personal lives were explored, however, as Marquess put it, the viewers still "don't go home with them". The change allowed The Bill to become more reflective of modern policing with the introduction of officers from ethnic minorities, most notably the new superintendent, Adam Okaro, it allowed coverage of the relationship of homosexual Sergeant Craig Gilmore and PC Luke Ashton, a storyline which Marquess was determined to explore before rival Merseybeat.
In 2005, Johnathan Young took over as executive producer. The serial format was dropped and The Bill returned to stand-alone episodes with more focus on crime and policing than on the personal lives of the officers. 2007 saw the reintroduction of episode titles, dropped in 2002. In 2009, The Bill moved back to the 9pm slot it held and the theme tune, "Overkill", was replaced as part of a major overhaul of the series. On 26 March 2010, ITV announced it would be cancelling the series that year after 26 years on air. ITV said; the last episode of The Bill was filmed in June 2010 and broadcast on 31 August 2010 followed by a documentary titled Farewell The Bill. Fans of the show started a'Save the Bill' campaign on social networking website Facebook in an effort to persuade ITV to reconsider the cancellation, some radio broadcasters, including BBC Radio 1's Chris Moyles, presented special features on the programme's cancellation. At the time of the series' end in August 2010, The Bill was the United Kingdom's longest-running police drama and was among the longest-running of any British television series.
The series finale, entitled "Respect", was aired in two parts and was dedicated to "the men and women of the Metropolitan Police Service past and present". The finale storyline concerned gang member Jasmine Harris being involved in the murder of fellow member Liam
Leyton Orient F.C.
Leyton Orient Football Club is a Non League football club based in Leyton, England. They play in the National League, the fifth tier of the English football league system, they are known to their fans as the O's and the club's home colours are all red. Leyton Orient's home ground Brisbane Road is known as The Breyer Group Stadium for sponsorship purposes. Founded in 1881 as the Glyn Cricket Club, they changed their name to Eagle Cricket Club in 1886 and were known as Orient Football Club in 1888 and Clapton Orient in 1898, it was not until 1987 that they reverted to the name Leyton Orient, which they had first adopted just after the Second World War. The club had moved to the Leyton area in 1937. Leyton Orient have spent one season in the top flight of English football, in 1962–63. In 1978, they reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup for the only time in their history. Barry Hearn became chairman in 1995 after the club was put on sale for £5 by then-chairman Tony Wood, a period covered by the television documentary Orient: Club for a Fiver, made by production company Open Media for Channel 4.
In 2014, Hearn sold the club to Italian businessman Francesco Becchetti, who presided over two relegations in three years under 11 managers. British-born businessman and Leyton Orient fan Nigel Travis took over the club in 2017. Leyton Orient were formed by members of the Glyn Cricket Club in 1881, many of whom were former students of the Independent College, Homerton in nearby Hackney; the team has had several name changes since, first as Eagle Cricket Club in 1886 as Orient Football Club in 1888. The 12 history books written on the club by its historian Neilson N. Kaufman between 1974 and 2015 suggest that the choice of the name Orient came about at the behest of a player, Jack R Dearing, an employee of the Orient Shipping Company part of P&O – Peninsular & Oriental; the club's name was changed again to Clapton Orient in 1898 to represent the area of London in which they played, though there was another team called Clapton F. C. Before their relegation in 2017, the O's were the second-oldest league club in London behind Fulham and were the 24th oldest club playing in the Football League.
Following Fulham's promotion to the Premier League they became the oldest London club playing in the Football League. They played in the Second Division of the Southern Federation's League in 1904, joined the Football League in 1905. By this time players such as part-time outside right, Herbert Kingaby could earn £2 4s per week – payment being somewhat sporadic; the name Leyton Orient was adopted following the conclusion of the Second World War. The club had moved to Leyton in 1937, though again there was another team called Leyton F. C. A further rename back to Orient took place in 1966 after the Borough of Leyton was absorbed into the London Borough of Waltham Forest; that renaming followed a financial crisis – one of several to hit the club and by no means the first or last – and restructuring of the company behind the club. The club reverted to Leyton Orient in 1987, shortly after Tony Wood took over as chairman and at a time when a supporters' campaign was taking place in the Leyton Orientear fanzine to reinstate the Leyton part of the club's name.
The 1914–15 season was the last football season before the league was suspended due to the outbreak of the First World War. A total of 41 members of the Clapton Orient team and staff joined up into the 17th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, the highest of any football team in the country and the first to join up en masse. At the final game of the season – Clapton Orient vs Leicester Fosse, 20,000 people came out to support the team. A farewell parade was hosted but not before the O's had won 2–0; the British Film Institute holds a brief recording of this historic match and parade in its archives. During the Battle of the Somme, three players gave their lives for king and country: Richard McFadden, George Scott and William Jonas. Though they were the only Orient staff to have died during the First World War, many others sustained wounds, some more than once and were not able to resume their football careers after the war. Prior to the First World War, O's striker McFadden had saved the life of a boy, drowning in the River Lea as well as rescuing a man from a burning building.
History was made on Saturday 30 April 1921 when the Prince of Wales to become King Edward VIII, visited Millfields Road to see the O's play Notts County. The Orient won 3–0 and this was the first time a member of royalty had attended a Football League match; the royal visit was to show gratitude for Clapton Orient's patriotic example during the Great War and there is now a plaque erected on the site of the Millfields Road Stadium to commemorate this historic event. The story of the club's major involvement in the First World War has been told in a 2005 book entitled They Took The Lead, by Stephen Jenkins, deputy chairman of Leyton Orient Supporters' Club. In July 2006 Jenkins, assisted by Les Bailey, took a party of 150 Leyton Orient supporters and members of the Leyton and Manor Park Royal British Legion over to the Somme region of northern France, to visit World War I war graves and to pay their respects at the resting places of Richard McFadden, William Jonas and George Scott; this was the first official visit to the Orient war graves for 90 years.
A second visit to the Somme took place the weekend of 12/13 July 2008, this time 183 O's support
Burnside (TV series)
Burnside is a British television police procedural drama, broadcast on ITV in 2000. The series, a spin-off from ITV's long-running police drama The Bill, focused on DCI Frank Burnside a detective at Sun Hill and now working for the National Crime Squad. Burnside ran for one series of six episodes, structured as three two-part stories; the lead character of the series was Detective Chief Inspector Frank Burnside, who had appeared in The Bill from its inception. Burnside disappeared in mysterious circumstances in 1993 and returned five years when it was revealed that he had been working undercover; the main secondary characters were Detective Sergeant Dave Summers and Detective Constable Sam Phillips. Burnside's NCS team included the minor characters of DC Pete Moss, played by John White, DC Chris Gibson, played by Paul Gilmore. In addition, several recurring characters appeared throughout the series: Paul Nicholas played Ronnie "The Razor" Buchan, a former London gangster and Burnside's nemesis.
Tony Selby played the father of Dave Summers and Burnside's former boss. Shane Richie played Tony Shotton; the Bill Murder Investigation Team Burnside official website Burnside on IMDb Burnside at TV.com