A nice way to make a living for Jonathan
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