The Refugee Camp – Javid Abdelmoneim 21 July 2016
Javid Abdelmoneim visits Zaatari for an insight into life inside one of the largest refugee settlements in the world in this thought-provoking documentary. Home to some 80,000 Syrians who have fled their homes, what started as a temporary camp has grown to a city the size of Bath.
Alongside Anita Rani and Ben Timberlake, the three presenters immerse themselves into life in the camp as Zaatari’s inhabitants show them the reality behind the news stories.
Poignant, thought-provoking and important, this two-part documentary is one not to miss.
Tonight (Thurs 21st July), 9pm, BBC2
Edinburgh Fringe Festival 20 July 2016
Edinburgh is almost upon us and The RSP have fantastic comedy talent heading to the Fringe! Susan Calman, Jo Caulfield, Bridget Christie and Wendy Wason are taking their one woman shows – tickets have been snapped up fast so be sure to check out the Edinburgh Fringe website for more details on availability.
The fabulous and funny Revan and Fennell have a sketch show, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, going into Just the Tonic and Jessica Forrest appears in self-penned double act Trolley Girls with Olivia Nicholson.
Phil Hammond has not one but two shows at the Fringe! Dr Phil’s NHS Revolution and ‘Life and Death But Mainly Death‘ and David Reed appears in a one off special performance of Seance Fiction, the improvised seance comedy on 16th August only!
Phew…a hectic August for The RSP and we’re looking forward to seeing packed venues up there! For ticketing and more information head to the Fringe website:
Boy Meets Girl – Series 2 6 July 2016
Tonight we see the return of comedy Boy Meets Girl, as series 2 of last year’s heartwarming hit begins on BBC 2.
Co-written by Simon Carlyle, the funny and at times poignant first series proved to be overwhelmingly popular and the second series sees us revisits Leo, Judy and their eccentric but well-meaning family.
Don’t miss the return of this lovely comedy, tonight 10PM, BBC2
Episodes can be found here after broadcast.
Giles Coren – Fake! The Great Masterpiece Challenge 4 July 2016
Fake! The Great Masterpiece Challenge will be coming to our screens in 2017. Presented by Giles Coren, the series is bringing the art history world to a wider audience.
In seven galleries across Britain, paintings have been replaced with forgeries to see if keen-eyed audiences can spot the genuine masterpieces from the fakes.
Successful spotters will be invited to a series finale at the Ashmolean Musuem in Oxford, with the eventual winner getting a fake of their own.
The forgeries can be seen across the UK, including the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, Manchester Art Gallery and the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.