Archives for December 2009

See you on the 11th of January 2010!

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The One Show Team | 12:11 UK time, Wednesday, 23 December 2009

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The last One Show of 2009 is on the 23rd of December. We'll return to your screens on the 11th of January 2010.

Thanks for watching and for visiting the website.

We wish you a merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!

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2020 vision: The future will look like this...

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The One Show Team | 11:31 UK time, Wednesday, 23 December 2009

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We asked the experts to gaze into their cystal balls and to predict what the world will be like in 2020. Watch the films about the technology, politics, and economics of the future.

The technology of the future...

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The politics of the future...

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What will the world look like in 2020? Make your predictions, here.

What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Bernard Cribbins

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The One Show Team | 11:29 UK time, Wednesday, 23 December 2009

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Adrian and Christine were joined in the studio by Bernard Cribbins.

Bernard read a Christmas story written by a One Show viewer.

Jay Rayner looked at some classic Christmas cocktails and unusual whiskies.

Christopher Biggins presented his panto protégés Mike Dilger and Des Coleman to a full house at the Theatre Royal.

Astronomy man Mark Thompson was gazing at stars in Galloway forest park, the first 'dark park' in the UK.

And Sister Wendy Beckett showed Phil Tufnell her favourite nativity paintings at the National Gallery.

The One Show team wishes you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Thanks for watching, and for visiting the website. We'll return to your screens on 11th January 2010.

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Made it home against the odds? Send in a photo!

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The One Show Team | 11:10 UK time, Wednesday, 23 December 2009

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It's almost Christmas! Are you travelling home to loved ones for the holidays?
A TV family at Christmas

 If you've made it home and are already reunited with your family and friends then share the love and send us a picture. You might be on the last One Show before Christmas!

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Man in a dress? Send in a photo and you could be on tonight's show!

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The One Show Team | 14:53 UK time, Tuesday, 22 December 2009

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What is it about Christmas and men in women's clothing? Perhaps it's the panto season spirit where the women dress as men and blokes dress up as the dame.

Phil Tufnell dresses as a womanWhatever the reason, give some men half a chance at fancy dress and they reach for a skirt, red lipstick and a pair of stilettos faster than you can say,
'I'm a lay-dee'.

Do you have a photo of you or your man in a frock? If so, send us a picture and you could be on The One Show tonight!

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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Dave Gorman

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The One Show Team | 12:08 UK time, Tuesday, 22 December 2009

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Adrian and Christine were joined by Dave Gorman.

Every year Christmas is criticised for being overly commercial. However, as Gyles Brandreth told us, it's not just a modern moan.

Pete Waterman returned to his home town of Coventry to reminisce about the first single he ever bought - The Deadwood Stage by Doris Day.

Mitch Benn examined New Year resolutions and whether they will make us any happier.

In the first part of Dame Academy, Christopher Biggins challenged Mike Dilger and Des Coleman to become pantomime dames.

And thank you to all those who submitted their Christmas recipes, winter photos and cracker jokes for The One Show Christmas Advent calendar...

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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: James Corden

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The One Show Team | 14:24 UK time, Monday, 21 December 2009

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Adrian and Christine were joined on The One Show sofa by James Corden.

Simon Calder came into the studio to give us his forecast for air and road travel this week.

Christmas can be stressful, so some of our presenters gave us their top tips on how to spread a little calm on a few of the most common Christmas worries.

In Dundee, Kaye Adams explored why the cartoon family The Broons are still a Scottish institution.

Michael Douglas was at Peterborough Cathedral to offer up a festive haircut to staff and volunteers.

And Mike Dilger visited Wildlife Aid in Surrey to find out how they prepare for the festive season.

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Is a gas meter mix-up costing you cash?

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The One Show Team | 16:54 UK time, Friday, 18 December 2009

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Dom Littlewood has been looking at gas meters. Why? Because a meter mix-up could be costing you cash! Watch the video above.

Gas bills are calculated on the basis of cubic metres of gas used, but not everyone has a new style metric meter.

If you still have an imperial meter or if your energy supplier believes you have an old style one then your bills will be multiplied by a factor of 2.83 to convert 100 cubic feet to a cubic metre.

Dom met viewers who were being charged as if they had an old imperial gas meter, even though their gas consumption was being measured by a metric one. This meant they were being charged roughly three times what they should've been paying.

How do I tell if I'm being overcharged?

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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Peter Kay

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The One Show Team | 16:33 UK time, Friday, 18 December 2009

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Adrian and Christine were joined by Peter Kay for another one-hour One Show special!

At Bolton's biggest bingo hall, some of Peter's fans sent in their questions for the comedian.

Christmas can be expensive. In Manchester, Jay Rayner showed us that great food needn't cost a fortune.

In the final instalment of our 2020 Vision series, Ortis Deley looked ahead to the gadgets of the future.

In Basingstoke, Dom Littlewood met viewers who were being charged as if they had an old imperial gas meter, even though their gas consumption was being measured by a metric one.

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is well known. However, as John Sergeant told us, Dickens did write other Christmas novels.

Don't forget! Bernard Cribbins will read one lucky viewer's Christmas story on the show on Wednesday 23rd December!

Christine Walkden found out why we rely mostly on the French, Spanish and Italians to provide us with chestnuts.

The Tellycopter was summoned to spread festive cheer to the people of Upminster.

Last year's winner Tom Chambers took us behind the scenes of Strictly Come Dancing.

See our Rav Wilding and Phil Tufnell in action earlier in the competition...

And, in the final part of Winter Watch, Mike Dilger was back in Darley Dale, Derbyshire.

Mike was looking for robins in his film. One Show blogger Fleetmariner recently sent in a video of him feeding robins in his garden. Watch it here:

 

Have a great weekend, we'll see you on Monday!

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What did you think of The One Show? Guests: Larry Lamb, Kermit the frog and Miss Piggy

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The One Show Team | 15:13 UK time, Thursday, 17 December 2009

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Larry Lamb, Miss Piggy and Kermit the frog

Adrian and Christine were joined on The One Show sofa by actor Larry Lamb. Kermit the frog and Miss Piggy also appeared, live from Hollywood!

In the second part of our 2020 Vision series, Adam Shaw explored whether the economic outlook will still be bleak in ten years time.

Dom Littlewood travelled to Cardiff to meet a One Show viewer whose Christmas was ruined by burglars.

There have been more screen portrayals of Sherlock Holmes than any other literary character. Gyles Brandreth went in search of the truth behind the fiction.

Miranda Krestovnikoff visited Paignton zoo, and their doormice.

As mentioned on the programme, The Muppets are releasing their own version of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. Here's their video:

As you may have heard, the race for this year's Christmas Number One is on! The Muppets will up up against many hotly tipped acts, including; Joe McElderry, Rage Against The Machine and Ricky Tomlinson - another recent One Show guest.

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Top tips: How to prevent Christmas burglaries

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The One Show Team | 11:50 UK time, Thursday, 17 December 2009

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Many of us are making our homes a target for burglars according to a recent survey.

BurglaryAs Dom Littlewood told us, many of the thieves believe that our houses are at their most vulnerable over Christmas, when we're out meeting friends and leaving presents wrapped tantalisingly under the tree.

The risk of burglary doesn't end after the presents have been opened. The number of break-ins usually increases after Christmas, reaching its peak on New Year's Eve.

It's worth checking what insurance cover you have if the worst does happen. Many home contents policies automatically increase their cover during the festive season, but a quick call to your insurer will make sure you're protected for the extra goodies under your tree.

Dom's tips to reduce your chances of a Christmas burglary

  • Look at your house like a burglar would, Christmas is the only time of year when we advertise all the goods in our house to such an extent.
  • Don't hide your presents in obvious places like under the bed or in the wardrobe. Thieves are less likely to get into the attic.
  • Before wrapping presents jot down model and serial numbers. Keep receipts separate so you have a record and thieves can't return your items to the shop.
  • Don't put gifts under the tree, or if you do, pull your curtains!
  • After opening presents put your postcode on with a permanent marker to make them harder to sell on and therefore less attractive to thieves - they are also more likely to be returned to you by police if found.
  • Rip up present boxes and take them to the tip - they are an indication that a house has brand new and valuable contents.
  • Make it look like you're in when you're out at Christmas parties and don't make your house vulnerable - keep lights on, windows and gates locked, use alarms and keep a car in the driveway (according to the Home Office, no force is required in as many as a fifth of burglaries because doors and windows are left open)
  • Secure sheds just as well as houses - they contain just the tools a burglar needs to get into your house. Garden forks are particularly useful as are makeshift ladders like wheelie bins and trampolines so keep them chained up.

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Send in your dad dancing photos!

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The One Show Team | 17:15 UK time, Wednesday, 16 December 2009

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With the Christmas party season in full swing many men will be dad dancing - something Adrian dancing with Ricky Tomlinsonmany middle aged fathers inflict on fellow dancers...

Update: Thank you for sending in so many photos. This call-out is now closed.

 

 

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What did you think of The One Show? Guests: Ian Hislop and Andrea Bocelli

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The One Show Team | 15:51 UK time, Wednesday, 16 December 2009

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Adrian and Christine were joined by Have I Got News For You team captain Ian Hislop and tenor Andrea Bocelli.

In Manchester, Anita Rani saw how police are taking wanted criminals off the streets.

Rav Wilding was in the studio with some facts and figures on burglary at Christmas.

Comedian Mitch Benn argued that there is nothing funny about Britain's libel laws.

Mike Dilger was in Derbyshire seeking out winter garden wildlife and tracking down a night-time food thief.

And Carol Kirkwood was in Stroud, Gloucestershire, finding out how to create an artificial white Christmas. Which is handy if you prefer snow to be warm, dry and indoors.

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One Show family members on Eggheads TV showYou may also like... Eggheads!

See One Show family members Gyles, Lucy, George, Mike, and Angellica - 'The Ones' - take on the ultimate quiz goliaths, the Eggheads. BBC2, 6pm, Thursday 17th December.

What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Catherine Tate

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The One Show Team | 12:57 UK time, Tuesday, 15 December 2009

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Adrian and Christine were joined on The One Show sofa by Catherine Tate.

A planned 12-day strike by British Airways cabin crew strikes could leave thousands of travel plans in tatters. The One Show found out what passengers at Gatwick had to say.

Dom Littlewood investigated a potentially fatal flaw in 17 gas cookers.

Paddy O'Connell asked if a female will ever coach a male, professional, football league side.

In Aberdeenshire, Gyles Brandreth told us about 'Beneath the Snow Encumbered Branches'  - artwork by Joseph Farquharson that's been seen on many Christmas cards.

During the Second World War strict rationing of food led to some unusual culinary creations. Jay Rayner tested out some of the recipes that made up a Home Front festive feast.

And window 15 is open on The One Show Christmas Advent calendar!

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What's coming up on The One Show...? (14-18th December)

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The One Show Team | 16:10 UK time, Monday, 14 December 2009

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What's coming up on The One Show...? (14-18th December)

Monday's studio guest is Jenson Button. Last time we saw Mr Button, Christine met him on the track. Watch the videos here.

Catherine Tate is our guest on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Ian Hislop will join Adrian and Christine on the sofa and Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will sing a festive tune.

Check back soon for news about our guest on Thursday.

Friday's guest is.... Peter Kay!

Also: Click here: Visit The One Show Christmas Advent calendar.

As ever, The One Show is live - so last minute changes do happen. Revisit this blog for the latest news!

What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Jenson Button

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The One Show Team | 12:49 UK time, Monday, 14 December 2009

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Adrian and Christine were joined by Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button.

John Simpson looked back at a decade that has been framed by war and terrorism, and then forward to the year 2020 to ask if the next decade could be more peaceful.

Michael Mosley, with the help of a choir, tested the theory that singing is good for your physical - as well as mental - health.

A poll last week suggested that nearly half of those interviewed didn't believe in man-made global warming. Justin Rowlatt investigated. Add your comment below.

And Mike Dilger headed to Darley Dale, Derbyshire, to discover what wildlife can be found in gardens during the winter months.

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Could you be the fairy on the top of our Christmas tree? Send in a photo!

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The One Show Team | 17:05 UK time, Friday, 11 December 2009

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We're switching on The One Show Christmas tree lights, tonight. But we still need a fairy for the top of our tree!

Update: Thank you for sending in so many photos. This call-out is now closed.

 

The viewer photo that catches our eye will be shown on tonight's show and will sit proudly atop of our festive branches, bells and baubles. Please remember to add your name and location to your email!

 

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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Martin Freeman and Ricky Tomlinson

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The One Show Team | 14:49 UK time, Friday, 11 December 2009

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Adrian and Christine practicing their dance moves with Ricky Tomlinson

Adrian and Christine were joined by Ricky Tomlinson and Martin Freeman for a special one hour One Show! Adrian and Christine are pictured, above, practicing their dance moves with Mr Tomlinson.

Matt Allwright headed back to Cockermouth to see how the clear-up process is going.

Hollywood and Steve McQueen mythologised the 'Great Escape'. This year it's the 65th Anniversary of the real escape, Dan Snow met some of the men involved.

Kissing, it turns out, might be less likely to transfer cold viruses than shaking hands. In Belfast, Dr Sarah Jarvis investigated, with the help of Queen's University Symphony Orchestra.

Recycling might be easier and more lucrative than you thought. Dom Littlewood, in Newport, told us more.

Ricky Tomlinson flicked through the Christmas TV schedule to give us his favourite festive picks.

Sophie, the youngest daughter of Ronnie Corbett, talked about growing up with a famous father.

If the Tiger Woods debacle has achieved anything positive this week it may have convinced non-golf enthusiasts that those who play the game aren't totally boring. Stephen K Amos reported from the 18th hole. 

In Sherwood Forest, Mike Dilger searched for glow worms.

And boxer David Haye turned on The One Show's Christmas lights!

Door number 11 on The One Show's Christmas Advent calendar is open!

Keep checking our calendar over the weekend for more festive treats from across the BBC.

Have a great weekend, we'll see you on Monday.

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Recycle your electrical goods and you could earn some cash!

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The One Show Team | 14:09 UK time, Friday, 11 December 2009

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In tonight's programme, Dom Littlewood was in Newport, visiting one of the world's largest recycling plants for electronic gadgets.

Retailers and recycling
The WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directive came into force in January 2007. It means that retailers must either offer in-store collection of your old electrical goods when you buy a like-for like new one OR help fund the local authority's electrical goods recycling centres.

How can I make some cash by recycling?
Dom mentioned recycling schemes including; Boots who offer Advantage card points and Royal Mail's Simply Drop scheme which offers cash for various electronic gadgets. Meanwhile, many of the high street mobile phone companies recycle old phones for cash.


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Have you attempted to recycle your electrical goods? How easy was it? Share your stories here.

Cats or dogs? Which are best? Prove it. Send in a photo!

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The One Show Team | 14:23 UK time, Thursday, 10 December 2009

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new study claims that dogs make better pets than cats.

Is it really so?

Bella the BeagleIf you're proud of your pet cat or dog - send in your pictures to us, and we'll show the cutest on tonight's show.

Thank you for all your photos!
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Bella the Beagle (right) was featured in the show.

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Cats or dogs? Which are best and why? Add your comment below.

What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Yusuf Islam

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The One Show Team | 11:38 UK time, Thursday, 10 December 2009

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Adrian and Christine were joined on The One Show sofa by Yusuf Islam (the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens). Watch the video above of him performing Roadsinger from his latest album.

Fox huntersHunting with hounds became illegal throughout Britain on 18 February 2005. However, as Paddy O'Connell told us, the Conservatives have promised to provide government time for a free vote on repealing the Hunting Act if they win the election.

Angellica Bell peered into the Great Smog of December 1952.

Dom Littlewood travelled to Norwich where the council have implemented a 'Scores on the Doors' system to rate hygiene and management standards at food outlets across the city. External website: 'Scores on the Doors'. 

Mike Dilger studied robins. More about robins at the British Trust for Ornithology.

And window number ten on The One Show Christmas Advent calendar is open!

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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Rob Brydon

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The One Show Team | 13:02 UK time, Wednesday, 9 December 2009

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Adrian and Christine were joined by actor and comedian Rob Brydon.

Figures released today show a quarter of 25-29 year old men live at home with their parents. They are known as 'kids in parents' pockets' or kippers.

If you'd like to share your 'kipper' stories with other viewers, add a  comment below.

Lucy Siegle looked at the growing problem of scam websites.

Following warnings that the Queen is prepared to take a tough a stance against paparazzi intrusion, Gyles Brandreth discreetly examined Royal privacy.

Spandau Ballet star Tony Hadley told us about the first single he ever bought - Double Barrel by Dave and Ansell Collins

And Marty Jopson showed us how to stop needles falling off the Christmas tree.

For more Christmas tips, games and fun go to The One Show's Advent calendar!

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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Bette Midler

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The One Show Team | 11:34 UK time, Tuesday, 8 December 2009

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Adrian and Christine in the studio with Bette Midler

Adrian and Christine were joined in the studio by Bette Midler.

Following Susan Boyle's success in America, Ruby Wax looked into what it takes to make it in the States.

Model Danielle Lloyd, herself a victim of domestic violence, reported on why some men still think it's acceptable to hit women.

Michael Mosley uncovered the psychological tricks retailers use to get us to spend more money.

In Barwell, Leicestershire, Angellica Bell visited the site of a major meteor impact.

And count down to Christmas with The One Show's Advent calendar!

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What's coming up on The One Show...? (7-11 Dec)

 What's coming up on The One Show...? (7-11 Dec)

Monday's guest is celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay - he'll be critiquing photos of your dinners from around the world.

One of Adrian's favourite guests is back on Tuesday. The last time Bette Midler joined The One Show it was via satellite, this time the American singer is on the sofa.

Comedian Rob Brydon adds some festive cheer to The One Show on Wednesday.

On Thursday, Yusuf Islam formerly known as Cat Stevens will be chatting to Adrian & Christine.

We switch on the Christmas lights on Friday at The One Show - and if you're wondering who the guest will be....it's still to be confirmed so do keep checking this blog post for updates.  

Don't forget The One Show Christmas Advent calendar - we've already revealed Michael McIntrye's plans for Christmas, the celebrity self-portrait game, 12 Christmas savings and a very tasty recipe for mulled wine and many more.

Click here: See what's behind the lastest window on The One Show Christmas Advent calendar and find out how you can be a part of it too!

As ever this is the great plan but as The One Show is live anything can happen, if anything changes we'll let you know on this blog.

 

Dinners of the world - send us a photo of your exotic meal!

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The One Show Team | 14:49 UK time, Monday, 7 December 2009

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Gordon Ramsay joined Adrian and Christine on The One Show sofa tonight. So... this is your chance to show off your culinary skills to the great chef. 

Are you eating some fancy foreign food while watching The One Show? If so, we want to see the exotic dishes on your plates!

Or - the email address to send your photo to is: theoneshowemailsA@bbc.co.uk

Please note: All being well, we'll show our pick of your photos on tonight's show. But the show is live, so sometimes elements of the programme are dropped or moved around at short notice!



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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Gordon Ramsay

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The One Show Team | 14:29 UK time, Monday, 7 December 2009

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Adrian, Gordon Ramsay and Christine

Adrian and Christine were joined on The One Show sofa by Gordon Ramsay.

If we stopped eating meat could we help to stop the planet warming up? Lucy Siegle investigated. Add your comment. 

Will it be a white Christmas this year? One Show weather expert, Carol Kirkwood gave us her forecast.

Gyles Brandreth examined the work of poet Ted Hughes.

In Somerset, Mike Dilger found out about the ambitious Great Crane Project which is attempting to reintroduce the birds back into the British countryside.

And don't forget to visit The One Show's Advent calendar!

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Insurance for young drivers: How to reduce the cost

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The One Show Team | 16:04 UK time, Friday, 4 December 2009

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Dom Littlewood has been looking at the issue of 'fronting' - taking out car insurance on behalf of someone else.

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With car insurance for young people costing so much these days, many parents are tempted to cut the cost by insuring a car in their name, even though their child is the main driver. According to insurer Direct Line, about 2 and a half million drivers have done it. But unless you can prove you drive the car more than your child, it's illegal. If you're found out, your claim could be invalid and your youngster could get 6 points on their licence.

Insurers say that premiums are high because young drivers are more than twice as likely to make an insurance claim as older drivers - and the average value of each claim is three times greater. They point out that premiums will get cheaper with age and increased driving experience.

Top tips - ways to help reduce the premiums for a young driver

• Take the Pass Plus course of post driving test lessons. A number of insurers offer premium discounts / accelerated no claim bonus build up if you do.

• See if you can increase the level of any voluntary excess on the policy. A larger excess may mean a lower premium but bear in mind that if you may have to pay out if do have a crash. Many insurance companies will add compulsory excess onto younger driver's policies and this could all add up if your voluntary excess is high.

• A small number of companies, will offer reduced premiums if young drivers undertake to limit the times of day they use the car - i.e. they do not drive at night. 50 percent of all accidents by young drivers happen at night (from ABI).

• Shop around to get the best deal - even for young drivers the premiums will vary. Ring the company direct to discuss your quote and to ask if there are ways you can reduce the premium. It's worth contacting a broker who could access a wider range of insurers (not just the main ones), some of which may offer cheaper insurance for younger drivers.

• Find out what insurance bracket your car is in and consider buying a lower powered car in a cheaper insurance brackets

• Including an older named driver on a young person's policy may help bring down the cost.

What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Harry Hill

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The One Show Team | 14:26 UK time, Friday, 4 December 2009

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Adrian and Christine were joined by comedian Harry Hill for a one hour One Show special!

Seventy stone Paul Mason recently hit the headlines because of his £100,000 medical bill. Super slimmer Charlie Walduck investigated the growing cost of obesity to the NHS.

Blankets or duvets? Duvets or... Aided by two hotel owners from Sale, Lancashire, Marty Jopson discovered which is best!

Dom Littlewood looked at the issue of 'fronting' - taking out car insurance on behalf of someone else.

John Lydon took a trip down memory lane and visited the house where he grew up in North London.

In the Cairngorns, Mike Dilger found out more about huskies.

This clip of a cute talking husky was mentioned in the production meeting...


On Monday, The One Show revealed the shortlist for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2009. Tonight we met the family and friends of another two contenders for the trophy, Beth Tweddle and Phillips Idowu.

After Peter Kay's UK number one for BBC Children in Need and The Muppets' releasing their own version of Bohemian Rhapsody, DJ Dr Fox ran down his top five comedy records of all time.

In the final instalment of the Maths of Life series, Carol Vorderman gave us a mathematical formula for successful present wrapping.

Also: The One Show has launched its own Advent calendar! Don't forget to keep checking over the weekend for more festive treats.

We're looking for your recipes, Christmas cracker jokes and winter wonderland photos for the Advent calendar.

What did you think of tonight's One Show? Add a comment.

What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Ozzy Osbourne

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The One Show Team | 14:22 UK time, Thursday, 3 December 2009

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Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne

Adrian and Christine were joined by rock star Ozzy Osbourne!

Anita Rani went to Darlington, County Durham to meet householders prepared to pay for their own private security guards.

Des Coleman told us the story of the song Handbags and Gladrags.

On Monday, The One Show revealed the shortlist for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2009. Tonight we met the family and friends of another two contenders for the trophy, Ryan Giggs and Mark Cavendish.

Continuing her series on the Maths of Life, Carol Vorderman showed us how maths can help when we're moving furniture.

The One Show has launched its own Advent calendar!

We're looking for your recipes, christmas cracker jokes and winter wonderland photos...

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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Gary Barlow

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The One Show Team | 15:33 UK time, Wednesday, 2 December 2009

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Adrian and Christine were joined in the studio by Gary Barlow and his opera singing protégé Camilla Kerslake.

From 6th December HBOS customers will face changes to their overdraft fees. Lucy Siegle met a One Show viewer who believes she could be worse off under the new scheme.

All this week, numerical wizard Carol Vorderman has been teaching us the Maths of Life. Tonight, she looked at perspective and a rule of thumb.

On Monday, The One Show revealed the shortlist for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2009. The family and friends of Formula One world champion Jenson Button and world number four Andy Murray talked about their sporting achievements.

In the second part of his U-boat story, John Sergeant travelled to Lishally in Londonderry to investigate what happened to the submarines after they surrendered.

Don't forget, day two of The One Show Advent calendar is now open!

The One Show Advent calendar needs you! We want your recipes, christmas cracker jokes and winter wonderland photos.

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The One Show Team | 15:41 UK time, Tuesday, 1 December 2009

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Adrian and Christine were joined on The One Show by Dame Judi Dench.

The One Show launched its Advent calendar tonight!

The One Show Advent calendar needs you! We want to feature your recipes, jokes and photos of  winter scenes.

Anita Rani met with Mic Martin, a dog trainer from BBC's Dog Borstal, to discuss the recent news about dangerous dog attacks.

Continuing the Maths of Life series, Carol Voderman told us about the golden ratio and explained how maths can help us take better photos.

On Monday, The One Show announced the ten nominees for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2009. On tonight's show, cricketer Andrew Strauss and heptathlete Jessica Ennis were introduced by the people who know them best.

Rav Wilding met a One Show viewer from Wigan who bought a category-D write off car.

And, it's just over 60 years since the first U-Boat attack on a British convoy. John Sergeant investigated the role of U-Boats in the Battle of the Atlantic.

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