Notes from The Now Show: The Hotch Potch
Here's Producer Julia McKenzie (not pictured above) with this week's notes from the Now Show ideas meeting.
This Thursday is our last live show before Christmas (the last one in the series will be a special Now Show panto) and we're finding a right old hotch potch of stories facing us this week.
We're waiting to hear the results of the Berlusconi vote of confidence this afternoon; Assange is in court today and more student protests are planned.
Northerners seem to be getting a bit of a kicking this week what with the David Shakespeare comments suggesting they should all come and pick fruit down south "to replace the Romanians in the cherry orchards"; a lot of Northern city councils seem to be facing tougher budget cuts than their Southern counterparts, and Tesco and Sainsbury's amongst others have stopped taking Xmas online orders from Scotland as they can't guarantee Xmas delivery.
Joining us this week are Marcus Brigstocke, probably talking about the English Defence League, and Jon Holmes plans to celebrate The Archers. Mitch Benn (pictured) is toying with a look at how our happiness index-ometer is faring since our first show in the series.