Game of thrones (Season two)

I have recently watched Game of Thrones season two. it is based on the novel by George R.R.Martin It mostly covers the events of A Clash of Kings, the second novel of the A Song of Ice and Fire series. It begins with The Starks declaring war on the Lannisters for the death of Ned. Having won three victories, Robb Stark offers the Lannisters peace in exchange for the North’s independence, sending Theon Greyjoy to gain Balon Greyjoy’s support and Catelyn Stark to seek Renly Baratheon’s. Cersei Lannister rejects Robb’s terms. Meanwhile, Tyrion Lannister exiles Janos Slynt, head of the Gold Cloaks, to the Wall, promoting Bronn to commander of the watch.

Catelyn arrives at King Renly’s camp to negotiate an alliance, and Brienne of Tarth wins the right to join Renly’s kings guard. Catelyn and Brienne witness Renly’s murder at the hands of dark magic sent by the ‘Red Lady’ Melisandre, an emissary of Renly’s brother and rival claimant to the Iron Throne Stannis Baratheon. Catelyn and Brienne flee Renly’s camp and rejoin Robb’s army as Renly’s supporters switch their allegiance to Stannis. Meanwhile, Theon betrays the Starks by siding with his father and seizing Winterfell by force. Robb receives news of Theon’s plans and sends men to retake Winterfell, while inside the city the Starks’ allies form plans to sneak Bran and Rickon Stark out. Robb learns that his mother Catelyn has secretly freed Jaime Lannister, now escorted by Brienne of Tarth, in order to ransom her daughters Sansa and Arya; he also enters into a romantic relationship with Volantene healer Talisa Maegyr. Yara Greyjoy arrives at Winterfell to bring Theon back to the Iron Islands, after his botched attempt to recapture the Stark boys.

Tywin Lannister leaves Harrenhal, which allows Arya, Gendry and Hot Pie to make an escape with the help of the enigmatic Jaqen H’ghar. In King’s Landing, Cersei attempts to blackmail Tyrion by abducting the prostitute, Ros, whom Cersei believes to be his secret lover. Leading the defense against Stannis’ attack on King’s Landing, Tyrion destroys many of the attacking craft with an exploding ship full of wildfire, and is forced to lead a counterattack as King Joffrey Baratheon and his bodyguard Sandor Clegane each desert the battlefield. Stannis’s forces make it inside the castle, but Tyrion leads his men behind the Baratheon forces via underground tunnels and attacks. Baratheon is defeated when Tywin’s forces, aided by House Tyrell, arrive at King’s Landing shortly after.

Following Khal Drogo’s death, Daenerys and the remnants of her khalasar find refuge in the city of Qarth, where they are taken in by the merchant Xaro Xhoan Daxos. However, Xaro conspires with the warlock Pyat Pree to kill most of Daenerys’ servants, kidnap her dragons and assume control of Qarth. Daenerys is lured into a showdown with Pyat Pree at the House of the Undying, where her dragons kill Pyat Pree. Daenerys seals Xaro in his own vault as punishment for his treachery and leaves Qarth with Jorah and her remaining servants. Beyond the Wall in the North, Jon Snow captures a Wildling, Ygritte, but is captured by Ygritte’s fellow wildlings. Amongst the wildlings’ prisoners is fellow ranger Qhorin Halfhand, who convinces Jon to kill him in order to gain the wildlings’ trust so he can get close to their leader, King-beyond-the-Wall Mance Rayder. The rest of the rangers set up camp at an ancient fortification, the Fist of the First Men, but are attacked by an ancient enemy.

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Oscar Nominations2017

Full list of Oscar 2017 nominations:

Best Picture

  • Arrival
  • Fences
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hell or High Water
  • Hidden Figures
  • La La Land
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Lion
  • Moonlight

Best Directing

Denis Villeneuve – Arrival
Mel Gibson – Hacksaw Ridge
Damien Chazelle – La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
Barry Jenkins – Moonlight

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling – La La Land
Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington – Fences

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Isabelle Huppert – Elle
Ruth Negga – Loving
Natalie Portman – Jackie
Emma Stone – La La Land
Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel – Lion
Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Viola Davis – Fences
Naomie Harris – Moonlight
Nicole Kidman – Lion
Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea

Best Animated Feature Film

Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia

Best Documentary Feature

Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
OJ: Made in America
13th

Best Documentary Short
Extremist
4.1 Miles
Joe’s Violin
Watani My Homeland
The White Helmets

Best Film Editing
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Moonlight

Best Cinematography
Arrival
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Silence

Best Foreign Language Film
A Man Called Ove
Land of Mine
Tanna
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

Best Costume Design
Allied
Fantastic Beasts
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie
La La Land

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

Best Music – Original Score
Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers

Best Music – Original Song
Audition
Can’t Stop the Feeling
City of Stars
Empty Chair
How Far I’ll Go

Best Production Design
Arrival
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail Caesar!
La La Land
Passengers

Best Short Film – Animated
Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Pearl
Piper

Best Short Film – Live Action
Ennemis Interieurs
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights
Sing
Timecode

Best Sound Editing
Arrival
Deep Water Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Sully

Best Sound Mixing
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One
13 Hours

Best Visual Effects
Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
Jungle Book
Kubo
Rogue One

Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay
Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
Moonlight

Best Writing – Original Screenplay
Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women

Jools Holland

English pianist, bandleader, singer, composer and television presenterJulian Miles “Jools” Holland, OBE, DL was born 24 January 1958. Holland was educated at Shooters Hill Grammar School, a former state grammar school on Red Lion Lane in Shooter’s Hill (near Woolwich), in the Royal Borough of Greenwich in southeast London, from which he was expelled for damaging a teacher’s Triumph Herald.

Holland played as a session musician before finding fame, and his first studio session was with Wayne County & the Electric Chairs in 1976 on their track “Fuck Off”. Holland was a founding member of the British pop band Squeeze, formed in March 1974, in which he played keyboards until 1981 and helped the band to achieve millions of record sales, before pursuing his solo career.

Holland’s first solo EP was Boogie Woogie ’78. He continued his solo career through the early 1980s, releasing an album and several singles between 1981 and 1984. He branched out into TV, co-presenting the Newcastle-based TV music show The Tube with Paula Yates. Holland achieved notoriety by inadvertently using the phrase “be there, or be an ungroovey fucker” in an early evening TV trailer, live across two channels, for the show, causing him to be suspended from the show for six weeks. He referred to this in his sitcom The Groovy Fellers with Rowland Rivron. In 1983 Holland played an extended piano solo on The The’s re-recording of “Uncertain Smile” for the album Soul Mining. In 1985, Squeeze (which had continued in Holland’s absence through to 1982) unexpectedly regrouped including Holland as their keyboard player. Holland remained in the band until 1990, at which point, he again departed Squeeze to resume his solo career as a musician and a TV host.

In 1987, Holland formed the Jools Holland Big Band, which consisted of himself and Gilson Lavis from Squeeze. This gradually became the 18-piece Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. Between 1988 and 1990 he performed and co-hosted along with David Sanborn during the two seasons of the music performance programme Sunday Night on NBC late-night television. Since 1992 he has presented the music programme Later… with Jools Holland, plus an annual New Year’s Eve Hootenanny. His work has involved him with many artists including Sting, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, George Harrison, David Gilmour, Magazine and Bono.

In 1996, Holland signed a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records. Holland has a touring band, the Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, which often includes singers Sam Brown and Ruby Turner and his younger brother, singer-songwriter and keyboard player, Christopher Holland. In January 2005 Holland and his band performed with Eric Clapton as the headline act of the Tsunami Relief Cardiff. In 2012, Holland performed at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace in London. Also in June 2012, he presented a programme about the popular songs of London on BBC Two.

Holland is a published author and appears on television shows besides his own and contributes to radio shows. In 2004, he collaborated with Tom Jones on an album of traditional R&B music. He also regularly hosts the weekly programme Jools Holland on BBC Radio 2, which is a mix of live and recorded music and general chat and features studio guests, along with members of his orchestra.

Ade Edmondson

British comedian, actor, musician presenter and Director Ade Edmondson was born 24 January 1957 in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, and attended Pocklington School, East Riding of Yorkshire from 1968 to 1975 a rather old-fashioned, all boys public school, halfway between York and Hull where his English teacher, Michael Aubrey encouraged him to pursue drama, casting him in a number of school plays, and allowing him to take time out of other lessons to do drama. After Pocklington, Edmondson went to the University of Manchester to study drama, and met future comedy partner Rik Mayall. He graduated with a 2:1 degree. Edmondson and Mayall soon became best friends and worked on the alternative comedy scene.

Edmonson became part of the alternative comedy boom. Under the name 20th Century Coyote, Edmondson and Mayall became one of the star attractions at The Comedy Store. As their popularity grew, Edmondson, Mayall and other upcoming comedians, including Nigel Planer, Peter Richardson, Alexei Sayle and French and Saunders moved from the Comedy Store to The Comic Strip club.The Comic Strip soon gained a reputation as one of the most popular comedy clubs in London and soon came to the attention of Channel 4. Edmondson and the others were commissioned to act in six self-contained half-hour films, using the group as comedy actors rather than stand-up performers. The series, entitled The Comic Strip Presents… debuted on 2 November 1982 (the opening night of Channel 4). The first episode to be broadcast was “Five Go Mad in Dorset”, a parody of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five, which drew anger from some viewers for the way it mercilessly satirised a children’s classic. Edmondson starred as one of the five.

imageEdmondson, Mayall, Richardson, Planer and Sayle also starred in The Young Ones, a sitcom in the same anarchic style as The Comic Strip. (Richardson later decided not to proceed and was replaced by Christopher Ryan.) The show revolved around the shared house where four students lived during their studies at Scumbag College. It was noted at the time of its first airing for its violent slapstick, with Edmondson’s character as the main instigator. The series captured public imagination and remains one of Britain’s most popular sitcoms. During this time, Edmondson also appeared in a bank advertisement in what was, basically, his “Vyvyan” guise. Following the success of The Comic Strip Presents… and, The Young Ones, Edmondson and Mayall created “The Dangerous Brothers” with Edmondson as “Sir Adrian Dangerous” in Saturday Live (1985–1987). In 1983, he appeared as the lead singer “Vim Fuego” in the spoof heavy metal band called “Bad News” with his Young Ones co-stars Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer and Peter Richardson of “Comic Strip Presents…”.

On 11 May 1985, Edmondson married fellow Comic Strip actor Jennifer Saunders, with whom he has three daughters: Eleanor, Beatrice and Freya. Edmondson’s university nickname of “Eddie Monsoon”, a play on his surname, inspired the name of Saunders’ character, “Edina Monsoon” in Absolutely Fabulous and his own characters “Eddie Catflap” (Filthy Rich & Catflap) and “Eddie Hitler” (Bottom). Edmondson and Saunders jointly established their own production company called “Mr and Mrs Monsoon Limited”. Edmondson also starred with Saunders in Happy Families, written by Ben Elton which featured the dysfunctional Fuddle family. In 1987, Edmondson reunited with Planer and Mayall to star in Filthy Rich and Catflap, a comic attack on showbiz, again written by Elton. He played a character called “Edward Catflap”, a coarse and drunken minder of light entertainment nonentity “Richie Rich”. In this show Edmondson displayed the same slapstick characteristics as Vyvyan and Eddie Hitler” in Bottom.  Edmondson also co-starred in 1987 with Mayall in the ITV sit-com Hardwicke House.  In 1988, he released a follow up to How To Be A Complete Bastard called The Bastard’s Book of the Worst. In 1989 he made an appearance in an episode of Blackadder Goes Forth as The Red Baron, arch-nemesis to Mayall’s character, Lord Flashheart. He played the lead role in the 1985 spin-off feature film, The Supergrass. Edmondson has also appeared in numerous TV programmes including Jonathan Creek, Holby City, Miss Austen Regrets, as himself on Hell’s Kitchen and the sitcom Teenage Kicks.

Edmondson played Brad Majors in the 1990 West End run of The Rocky Horror Show, alongside Tim McInnerny as Frank-N-Furter and Ed Tudor-Pole as Riff-Raff. He also appears on the soundtrack album of the production. In 1991, he teamed with Rik Mayall  co-writing and co-starring in the sitcom, Bottom. Edmondson starred as “Edward Elizabeth Hitler” opposite Mayall’s “Richard Richard”. The series featured the slapstick and crude humour for which the pair had become famous. Mayall and Edmonson have said that Bottom was a cruder cousin of Waiting for Godot about the pointlessness of life. In 1991 Edmondson played Estragon to Mayall’s Vladimir in Samuel Beckett’s play in the West End. Although Bottom was popular, it was criticised for its often vulgar humour. The show was also turned into five UK stage tours (1993, 1995, 1997, 2001 and 2003). The violent nature of these shows saw both Edmondson and Mayall ending up in hospital.

In 1993, Edmondson starred alongside Richard Briers in a black comedy called If You See God, Tell Him. Edmondson played Gordon Spry, whose uncle (Briers) is paralysed. His erratic behaviour causes problems for Gordon. The series comprised four episodes, each 45 minutes long, and only broadcast once.  Since 1993 Edmondson has been voicing The Animal in adverts for Peperami. September 1995, Edmondson released his first (comic) novel, The Gobbler. In 1996, he played the role of Ace Face/Bellboy at The Who’s performance of Quadrophenia at London’s Hyde Park. He provided the voice forA video game called Animal, featuring Peperami’s “the animal”. He also voiced engine stoker Jones, in the animated series Captain Star. In the 1998 ITV pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk, Edmondson played Jack’s mother Dame Dolly alongside Neil Morrissey, Denise Van Outon, Paul Merton, Julian Clary and Julie Walters.

In 1998 Mayall was seriously injured and spent a few days in a coma. Mayall and Edmondson wrote a script for a sequel to Bottom which became Guest House Paradiso. Edmondson appeared regularly in Series 4 of the BBC mystery series Jonathan Creek. He had a lead role playing an NHS doctor in the comedy series Doctors and Nurses. In Surviving Disaster, a BBC docudrama about the 1986 Chernobyl disaster,  Edmondson played the role of Dr Valery Legasov. In 2005 he appeared as a celebrity model on Star Portraits with Rolf Harris.  he alsoappeared as Percy “Abra” Durant in Holby City. In 2008 he played Henry Austen in the BBC produced film Miss Austen Regrets and Vernon in the ITV sitcom Teenage Kicks. In April 2009 he appeared on the cooking show Hell’s Kitchen, where he reached the final, coming second to winner Linda Evans. In Christmas2009 Edmondson played the role of Captain Hook in the Canterbury Marlowe Arena pantomime.

In  2010, he said that he had quit comedy, and wanted to focus more on his band, He also played down the idea of a potential reunion although Rik Mayall appeared during Edmondson’s winning performance of The Dying Swan on BBC1’s Let’s Dance for Comic Relief on 5 March 2011. In 2011. Edmondson hosted the six-part series The Dales, which followed a number of families who live and work in the Yorkshire Dales. The show was recorded during 2010 by Shiver Productions for ITV Studios. In September 2011, Edmondson appeared on Something For The Weekend and said that he and Rik Mayall were planning to reunite and make another series of Bottom, set in an old people’s home. Edmondson presented the ITV series Ade in Britain, which was broadcast from 7 November to 2 December 2011. The series consists of Edmondson travelling around to different parts of the United Kingdom and giving a programme on that part of the British Isles; it consists of Edmondson informing people about interesting features of the part which he has visited, and often involves him meeting folk singers. A second series was filmed. Edmondson appeared on the BBC television series That’s Britain! in each episode his task was to report as an “insider” in how a region of Britain works. A one off special, Britain Beware, about the history of British public information films, was hosted by Ade Emondson. the Edmondson and Mayall’s characters of Richie and Eddie were due to return in 2013 in Hooligan’s Island, a television adaptation of their 1997 tour of the same name. However he later pulled out of the new series stating that he changed his mind, and wished to pursue other interests. Edmondson also starred in the film Blood.Edmondson and Saunders reunited with their former Comic Strip colleagues in 2012 for a Famous Five sequel, Five Go to Rehab. Edmondson also won Celebrity Master Chef 2013 competing against Les Dennis and Janet Street-Porter.

He also has a successful music career and In 1986, Edmondson achieved a number one hit in the UK singles charts when he and his co-stars from The Young Ones teamed up with Cliff Richard to record a new version of “Living Doll” for the inaugural Comic Relief campaign. Despite having been killed off in the final episode of the series, Edmondson played Vyvyan one last time in the video. The same year he co-wrote the book How to be a Complete Bastard together with Mark Leigh and Mike Lepine. Edmondson has directed pop videos for “Fiesta” byThe Pogues, “Prime Mover” by Zodiac Mindwarp, “Like The Weather” (1988) by 10,000 Maniacs, “Please Help The Cause Against Loneliness” by Sandie Shaw and “Hourglass” by Squeeze. In 1991, Edmondson formed The Bum Notes, who were a jazz instrumental band and conceived exclusively to perform theme music for Bottom.A fan of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Edmondson performed vocals with them as part of their 2006 reformation and countrywide tour. He also contributed vocals and writing for their 2007 album Pour l’Amour des Chiens.

Edmondson founded the Bad Shepherds in 2008 Together with Martin Allcock, Andy Dinan and Troy Donockley, performing punk and new wave classics on traditional folk instruments. The band have released two albums and toured in 2009, playing at places such as the Trowbridge Village Pump Festival. The Bad Shepherds also headlined the first ever Looe Music Festival in 2011. In2010 he founded The Idiot Bastard Band with Simon Brint, Rowland Rivron, Neil Innes and Phill Jupitus. The Idiot Bastard Band perform original comedy songs as well as cover versions, and their shows often feature guest performers. The group have continued to perform following the death of Brint in 2011. In 2011 he presented a series of shows for ITV: The Dales, set in the Yorkshire Dales, and Ade in Britain touring numerous heritage sites in Britain. Edmondson has been married to fellow comedian Jennifer Saunders since 1985 and they have three daughters and a grandson.

Vic Reeves

Best known as half the comedy duo Vic and Bob with Bob Mortimer, the English Comedian James Moir (Vic Reeves) was born 24 January 1959, in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire. At the age of five, he moved to Darlington, County Durham, and attended Heathfield Infants and Junior School and, Eastbourne Comprehensive in Darlington. After school, Moir undertook an apprenticeship in mechanical engineering, before moving to London and becoming a factory inspector. He also formed the Fashionable Five, a group of five friends (including Jack Dent, who ran the original Fan Club) who would follow bands like the Enid and Free onto stage, and perform pranks (including Moire pretending to have a brass hand, and following a Terry Scott lookalike around Darlington town centre in single file formation). Before finding fame, Reeves appeared in the Shakin’ Stevens video promo for “What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For. Eventually, they formed their own band. In 1983, he began a part-time course at a local art college, developed his love of painting and his unique work was also exhibited in a local art gallery. His drawings and paintings have been used in his television shows and form a major part of his 1999 book, Sun Boiled Onions. He also featured in A 1994 pilot written by Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson entitled The Honeymoon’s Over which was never made. The same year, Reeves made a guest appearance on the Radio 1 series Shuttleworth’s Showtime, hosted by John Shuttleworth.

As well as working and performing in bands, in London, Moir also joined the alternative comedy circuit as a loudmouth American called Jim Bell, a beat poet called Mister Mystery and, also portrayed “The North-East’s Top Light Entertainer” – Vic Reeves. During His stage show Vic Reeves Big Night Out he met Bob Mortimer, a solicitor who enjoyed it so much that he soon began to participate. His television debut came in December 1986 on Channel 4 Television’s The Tube in a comedy game show segment called “Square Celebrities”, suspended by a wire to ask the “celebrities” questions. His next appearance was on the short-lived chat/comedy show One Hour with Jonathan Ross in a game show segment known as Knock Down Ginger. His growing TV profile led to Big Night Out being broadcast on Channel 4. Reeves continued to work alongside Bob Mortimer as a comedy duo in The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, Shooting Stars, and Bang Bang, It’s Reeves and Mortimer, which also featured future cast members of The Fast Show and Little Britain.

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer were listed as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy. In a 2005 poll to find the Comedians’ Comedian, Reeves and Mortimer were voted the 9th greatest comedy act ever. Moir has four children, the eldest two by his first wife Sarah Vincent, whom he married in 1990. They divorced in 1999. He met his second wife, Nancy Sorrell, in 2001, and the couple married on 25 January 2003. Sorrell gave birth to twin girls at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent, on 25 May 2006. He lives in Charing, near Ashford. He Is a keen birdwatcher and buried his classic Austin A40 Somerset in his back garden, as shown on the BBC’s 1997 Omnibus documentary – A Film Of Reeves & Mortimer. He also appeared on the ITV show Mr and Mrs with his wife Nancy. Reeves is also one of the few comedians to have had a number one hit record in the UK Singles Chart, with The Wonder Stuff, singing “Dizzy” (previously a number one hit for Tommy Roe). The original composition “Oh! Mr. Songwriter”, featuring Bob Mortimer on mandolin was the B side released with a version of Born Free, which was critically acclaimed and also reached the top ten. A third single, Abide With Me, was Followed by an album, I Will Cure You. In 1995, Reeves collaborated with EMF, covering the Monkees’ hit “I’m a Believer”.

Between August 1998 and May 1999, Reeves and Mortimer presented the Channel X produced BBC Saturday night family game show Families at War alongside Alice Beer. Reeves played Marty Hopkirk in the BBC’s 2000–2001 thriller series Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) – a revival of the original 1960s series, with Mortimer as Randall, Emilia Fox as Jeannie and Tom Baker as Wyvern. In2000, he presented a series entitled, Vic Reeves Examines on UK Play. The programme featured celebrities such as Ricky Gervais, Johnny Vegas, Lauren Laverne and Emma Kennedy discussing a topic of their choice. The same year, Reeves presented a one-off radio show on BBC Radio 1, entitled Cock of the Wood. In 2004 he and Sorrell were both contestants in the fourth series of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!. Along with Mortimer, he appeared in the series Catterick as several characters.In September 2005 Reeves hosted a show for Virgin Radio called Vic Reeves Big Night In produced by Mark Augustyn, for a short period on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7.00pm. In May 2006 he presented a programme on ITV Tyne Tees about Northeast comedy culture, It’s Funny Up North with… Vic Reeves. Reeves presented a historical ten-part series, entitled Rogues Gallery, which was shown on the Discovery Channel (UK) in 2005. In the series, he investigated, and portrayed Anne Bonny & Mary Read, Captain Kidd, Claude Duval, Jonathan Wild, Rob Roy, Colonel Blood, George Ransley, Deacon Brodie, Blackbeard and Dick Turpin. Nancy Sorrell also appeared in some episodes.

continuing in this vein, Vic Reeves’ Pirates was shown on ITV West, and subsequently on the History Channel in 2007. In 2007, Reeves hosted a show called Vic Reeves Investigates: Jack the Ripper. Reeves, with the help of historians and leading experts, tried to discover who Jack the Ripper was. At the end of the show, he came to the conclusion that Jack the Ripper was Francis Tumblety. He was the main presenter of Brainiac: Science Abuse during the fifth and sixth series, replacing Richard Hammond, who quit the show. The series began on 8 May 2007.Beginning in June 2007, Reeves presented a BBC Radio 2 panel game called Does the Team Think?. In late 2007, Reeves appeared in a weekly radio-based sketch show on BBC Radio 2, entitled Vic Reeves’ House Arrest. The first episode was broadcast on 17 November 2007 and the series ran for six episodes. The show’s premise was that Reeves had been put under house arrest for “a crime he didn’t commit”, and each episode consists of the various events that take place in and around his house on a particular day. Reeves’ comedy partner Bob Mortimer plays his housecall-making hairdresser, Carl, while other performers include The Mighty Boosh star Noel Fielding as a local vagrant who comes to Reeves’ door on a weekly basis looking for work, and Reeves’ wife Nancy Sorrell in multiple roles. On 20 February 2008, Reeves appeared visibly disorientated onsttage at the BRIT Awards alongside Sharon Osborne, to present the “Mastercard British Album” award to winners, the Arctic Monkeys. He has stated that he was trying to read the autocue, and was pushed away by Osbourne whilst trying to do his job. He called Osbourne’s behaviour “unacceptable”. Planet Sound defended Reeves, saying “for the record” he was not drunk.

Moir also featured in one edition of a factual TV series for Five, Dangerous Adventures for Boys, based on the best-selling book written by Conn and Hal Iggulden, The Dangerous Book for Boys. In February 2009, Reeves appeared as presenter of the first episode of My Brilliant Britain, one of the new television shows commissioned for UKTV People channel’s relaunch as Blighty on 25 August 2009, Reeves appeared as a guest on the BBC One programme The One Show alongside Bob Mortimer. Series 6 of Shooting Stars aired 2009 with Reeves returning as co-host with Mortimer, along with Ulrika Jonsson and Jack Dee as team captains. Reeves appeared as one of the guests in Reece Shearsmith’s Haunted House, Reeves also lends his voice to the Virgin Atlantic Airlines onboard safety video, alongside Dani Behr.In May 2011, Reeves commemorated the Royal Wedding by painting 100 plates bearing a picture he drew of William and Kate, with the slogan “Our future King and Queen, Bill and Cath.” He also painted a vase, which bore a shirtless William. In July 2011, Vic rejoined Bob for a selection of YouTube Improvised Comedy Sketches, in association with Foster’s – They released their “Afternoon Delight” clips every weekday afternoon in July. Reeves has also appeared without Mortimer on a number of British television shows, primarily game shows, poll programmes and charity telethons.

Neil Diamond

DiamondAmerican singer-songwriter Neil Diamond was born 24 January, in 1941 His career spans over five decades from the 1960s until the present, and Diamond continues to record and release new material and tour. Born in Brooklyn, New York, He attended Abraham Lincoln High School, from where he received his high school diploma, and was also a member of the fencing team. Later he also attended the New York University where Diamond got his big break, in after a music publishing company made him an offer to write songs for $50 a week. This started him on the road to stardom.

As of 2001, Diamond had sold over 115 million records worldwide including 48 million in the United States alone. He is considered to be the third most successful adult contemporary artist ever on the Billboard chart behind Barbra Streisand and Elton John. His songs have been covered internationally by many performers from various musical genres.

Diamond was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. Additionally, he received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000 and in 2011 was an honoree at the Kennedy Center Honors. He has eight number one hit singles with “Cracklin Rosie”, “Song Sung Blue”, “Desiree”, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”, “Love On The Rocks“, “America”, “Yesterday’s Songs”, and “Heartlight”. In addition he also has many other well known songs including Forever in Blue Jeans and Sweet Caroline,