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Sony Radio Awards: BBC Wins And Loses And Frankie Sanford’s Washing Tattoo

Sony Radio Awards: FRANKIE Sandford’s harness tattoo says “Sunshine and Showers”. Is this a promise to anyone reading the thing up close as they take it to “Maidenhead” with Amanda Holden?

At the prize giving, BBC 6 Music and BBC Asian Network won three gold Sony Radio Awards on Monday night. Yep, the two stations the BBC has earmarked for closure. Oh, how terrifically embarrassing for the Beeb.

Well, not really. Aside form the Rising Star award, which is voted for by the public, the other gongs are voted for by judges appointed by the Radio Academy, including Radio 1 controller Andy Parfitt and former Blur bassist Alex James. Yeah, a radio awards show that voted for two earmarked-for-the-chop stations to win top prizes. What are the odds, eh?

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Anna Ford arriving for the Sony Radio Academy Awards 2010 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London

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Posted: 10th, May 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comment (1)


In Pictures: The Infidel Is The Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Biopic Without The Laughs

TO the premier of The Infidel at the Hammersmith Apollo, London. The plot is simple: a Muslim man wakes up one day and discovers he’s Jewish. Yep, a bit like Iran’s Jewish leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, only without the laughs and tension. David Baddiel’s jokes and scenes are what you’d expect. They possess potential but fail to make you laugh. Omid Djalili, as the lead, is likeable. But the whole thing is one joke stretched out until the audience snaps. It’s Leon the Pig Farmer, only, even less funny, less plausible and without the charm. It’s the sequel you haven’t been waiting for…

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David Baddiel and Omid Djalili arrive at the premiere of Infidel held at the Hammersmith Apollo in west London.

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Posted: 9th, April 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comments (2)