A nice way to make a liv­ing for Jonathan

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Television -

Pro­vid­ing we could get over be­ing starstruck, many of us would prob­a­bly love Jonathan Ross’s job.

He ap­pears on telly once a week, when all he has to do is sit down with some A list celebri­ties and chat to them about their lat­est projects and their lives. A nice way to make a liv­ing, isn’t it?

Jonathan is back again this week ( The Jonathan Ross Show ITV1, 9.45pm, Satur­day) with an­other batch of top guests. He kicks off by wel­com­ing Jamie Foxx to the now fa­mous couch. No doubt the Os­car win­ning ac­tor will have a few things to say about his lat­est big screen project, the Quentin Tarantino di­rected movie Django Un­chained, which is re­leased in UK cinemas on Fri­day.

Of­fer­ing rather more down- to - earth fu­nis cock­ney co­me­dian Micky Flana­gan, while model- turned- ac­tress Jerry Hall also drops by. Will she dis­cuss her brief spell on the mostre­cent run of Strictly Come Danc­ing or her mar­riage to Mick Jag­ger? Fin­gers will they find what they’re look­ing for in Ma­jorca’s ma­jor hol­i­day re­sort? They de­cide to head out for a wild night on the town to meet fel­low rev­ellers, how­ever one of their num­ber ru­ins his chances at crossed...

As the re­veal­ing re­al­ity se­ries shin­ing a light on young Bri­tish tourists’ ex­ploits abroad reaches its sec­ond week, three young tourists from King’s Lynn in Nor­folk check in to the ho­tel ( The Ma­galuf Week­ender ( ITV2, 9pm, Sun­day).

The trio - con­sist­ing of Tom, his best mate Harry and younger cousin Sean - are all on the look- out for love, but ro­mance by get­ting spec­tac­u­larly drunk. Will their fel­low guests, iden­ti­cal twins Pearl and Ruby from Bow in east Lon­don, fare bet­ter? They are shar­ing the room next door, and de­cide to join the lads. As cam­eras cap­ture the events of their evening, we’re left won­der­ing what on earth their par­ents would think. Let’s hope for their sake they’re not tuning in...

There’s an un­de­ni­able trend to­wards ti­tles in­clud­ing the word “Fat” for ef­fect, be they Greek Wed­dings, Gypsy Wed­dings or Quizzes of the Year ( My Mad Fat Di­ary E4, 10pm, Mon­day)

But what does this new com­edy se­ries have to of­fer, be­sides a te­diously for­mu­laic ti­tle? Well, once you get past that ini­tial foible, it’s ac­tu­ally got a lot go­ing for it. The show cen­tres on the di­aries of 16- yearold Rae Earl, who has just been dis­charged from a psy­chi­atric hospi­tal and em­barks upon a quest to live life to the full. But her hopes to live out a ‘ nor­mal’ teenage life are ham­pered at ev­ery turn, by her mother, who is har­bour­ing her new Tu­nisian boyfriend from im­mi­gra­tion, and her new group of friends - a gang, into which she hopes to be in­ducted. And as if that wasn’t enough, the poor lass has some body- im­age is­sues to boot... Sharon Rooney stars.

The Sky at Night ( Sun­day, BBC Four, 7pm) will be de­voted to a Pa­trick Moore Night

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