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Irish Daily Mail - - Entertainment -

NOW aged 92, David At­ten­bor­ough is still mak­ing re­mark­able tele­vi­sion pro­grammes. He promises that his forth­com­ing eight-part Net­flix se­ries Our Planet – which took four years to com­plete – will take view­ers on ‘a spec­tac­u­lar jour­ney’. I don’t doubt it for a mo­ment.

AMONG the guests on tonight’s Ray D’Arcy Show is Kath­leen Watkins, who’ll be talk­ing about her new chil­dren’s books. Mean­while, I will be tak­ing the op­por­tu­nity to check in on my lo­cal pub­li­can.

AC­TOR Danny John-Jules (Red Dwarf, Death In Par­adise) has re­port­edly been given a ‘fi­nal warn­ing’ by BBC bosses over his al­leged bul­ly­ing be­hav­iour to­wards Strictly Come Danc­ing part­ner Amy Dow­den. He sounds like a right charmer.

EVEN though I’ve seen it be­fore, I was go­ing to watch Bet­ter Than The Orig­i­nal: The Joy Of The Cover Ver­sion – spoiler alert: it’s a mu­sic doc­u­men­tary – again on BBC4 tonight. But then I re­calle that the con­trib­u­tors in­clude Vel­vet Un­der­ground founder mem­ber John Cale. Given I paid good money this year to see Cale put on a shame­fully lack­lus­tre per­for­mance at the Na­tional Con­cert Hall, I think I’d end up putting my foot through the telly if I saw him on screen.

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