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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Torvill and Dean

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The One Show Team | 11:52 UK time, Wednesday, 24 March 2010

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Adrian and Christine were joined on The One Show sofa by Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

Matt Allwright took a look at some of the weird and wacky taxation schemes the authorities have created over the years.

A collection of 70s clothing worth almost £200,000 has recently been discovered in a Glasgow warehouse. Anita Rani found out more.

In Coventry, Simon Boazman met local residents who are taking positive action against potholes.

In the third part of the Time Week series, Gyles Brandreth discovered the story behind the speaking clock in Britain.


Dear One Show bloggers...

Tomorrow, Thursday 25th March, The One Show website will be changing.

As this is the last blog, we'd like to thank you for two years of conversation and lively debate.

Thanks for being part of The One Show community.

Best wishes,

The One Show interactive team

  

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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Sophie Dahl

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The One Show Team | 12:29 UK time, Tuesday, 23 March 2010

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Adrian and Christine were joined on The One Show sofa by Sophie Dahl.

We want to see what you're cooking up for dinner tonight!
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Matt Allwright looked at whether the current smoking ban should be extended to include cars and houses.

Arthur Smith travelled to Devon to spend a night in the former home of the novelist Agatha Christie.

Dom Littlewood investigated the fiar usage policies offered by broadband suppliers.

Dr Phil Hammond discovered that modern lifestyles are playing havoc with our body clocks and ultimately affecting our health.

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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Rory Bremner

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The One Show Team | 10:55 UK time, Monday, 22 March 2010

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Adrian and Christine were joined by Rory Bremner.

With the end of the financial year looming, Adam Shaw offered up advice on how to make the most of your savings.

Anita Rani looked at why the video store is in decline.

Miranda Krestovnikoff investigated the impact of an invasive marine species - the carpet sea squirt!

And Marty Jopson paid a visit to Manchester University to find out about the physics behind time travel.

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The One Show website is changing

As you may know, we are planning some changes to The One Show website.

We plan to simplify the site with the priority now on offering video of recent programmes and an invitation to you to send us more of your stories.

Visitors to the new site will still be able to access areas of the old site, but many of those areas will no longer be updated or moderated.

This also means that viewers will no longer be able to add their comments to The One Show blog from Thursday March 25th. Although previous blog posts and comments will still be available to view as part of the archive.

However, we absolutely welcome your views and story ideas and will be inviting you to send in emails to our team regularly. And we hope you'll continue to do so!

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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Boy George

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The One Show Team | 16:53 UK time, Thursday, 18 March 2010

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Boy George joined Adrian and Christine in the studio.

This Easter, 'extreme horror mazes' hit the country's themeparks. Their aim - to take fairground fear to a new and somewhat disturbing level. Lucy Siegle put them to the test.

Mike Dilger looked at some of the important projects your generous Sport Relief donations are supporting. Find out how to donate.

Childhood obesity has long been a problem in the UK and is getting worse; it's estimated nearly a fifth of our children are so fat it's affecting their health. Viewer Jack Glassett told us more.

Dan Snow talked tanks.

And the show paid tribute to David Beckham. His international football career has dominated the news ever since he snapped his achilles at the weekend.

Read poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy's poem about David Beckham here.

See also: More info about the changes to The One Show blog


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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Caroline Quentin

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The One Show Team | 18:08 UK time, Wednesday, 17 March 2010

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Caroline Quentin joined Adrian and Christine in the studio.

The trial in Dubai of Ayman Najafi and Charlotte Adams for kissing in public has reminded us that what's acceptable in one culture might be very bad form, or even illegal in another. Matt Allwright told us more.

Lucy Siegle reported on a building society which promised its customers it would keep its rates low... click here for info about the Skipton mortgage rate increase.

Mike Dilger looked at some of the important projects your generous Sport Relief donations are supporting. Find out how to donate.

And this month the British Army introduces a new style of camouflage for the first time in 70 years. Phil Tufnell looked (closely) at camouflage's history.

You may also like: The invisible man: Liu Bolin's camouflage artwork (external website).

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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Brendan Gleeson

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The One Show Team | 15:53 UK time, Tuesday, 16 March 2010

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Brendan Gleeson joined Adrian and Christine in The One Show studio.

The debate over the age of criminal responsibility has been reignited following comments about the killers of James Bulger. The children's commissioner, Maggie Atkinson said children under the age of 12 were too young to understand their actions.

At what age do children know the difference between right and wrong? Add your comments below.

Dom Littlewood met a viewer whose attempt to purchase the parrot of his dreams saw him fall victim to some internet scammers. If you're considering buying a parrot, it is worth researching the going rates for your chosen species with an authority such as the Parrot Society.

Tomorrow is St Patrick's day. It's thought as many as 10 million people living in the UK have Irish ancestry. Linda Nolan looked at how the blarney came to Britain.

I told you I was ill. Arthur Smith celebrated exemplary epitaphs.

And Mike Dilger looked at some of the important projects your generous Sport Relief donations are supporting.

Look back at Christine's challenge here.

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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Alan Shearer

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The One Show Team | 14:12 UK time, Monday, 15 March 2010

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Adrian and Christine were joined by Alan Shearer.

Alan is presenting the Sport Relief Mile from Cape Town, South Africa on the Mile Show on BBC One on Sunday 21st March.

More info about donating to Sport Relief. Look back at Christine's challenge here.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said a planned strike by British Airways (BA) cabin crew would be "unjustified and deplorable".

Is there still a place for a traditional national carrier like British Airways? Simon Calder looked at the issues.

David Lindo saw the red kites that have been re-introduced to the skies above Tyneside.

People in Springburn, Glasgow, are still reeling from the shock of the deaths of three asylum seekers. Shelley Jofre went to meet the residents of the Red Road estate where they lived; a high rise built four decades ago with high hopes.

And Lucy Siegle told us about colour standardisation, an unfamiliar but vital part of modern industry.

Also: The One Show website is changing, more info here.

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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Loyd Grossman

Adrian and Christine were joined in the studio by Loyd Grossman.

It's Mother's Day this Sunday.

We want your messages for your mummy, we'll show our favourites at the end of the programme. Send a pithy message with a picture of your mother to:
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Please also note: The show is live, so sometimes elements of the programme are dropped or moved around at short notice! Also: The email address on this page is only used for photos being sent to tonight's programme.

Christine wading ashore onto a beach in FranceAlso on the show: This morning, Christine water skied across the English Channel.

Loyd Grossman enthused about the first single he bought, All of the Day and All of the Night by The Kinks.

Do you know your apples? Some apples are stored in special facilities which enable them to stay fresh for longer. Jay Rayner told us that they could have been stored for up to six months before they reach shop shelves.

And to mark Mother's Day, George McGavin picked his "favourite mother" from the insect world - the earwig!

What did you think of The One Show? Guest: David Essex

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The One Show Team | 17:13 UK time, Thursday, 11 March 2010

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Hold me close, don't let me go! David Essex joined Adrian in the studio.
In Dover, Christine was preparing to water-ski across the Channel.

Anita Rani looked at whether theatre reviews can make or break a production.

Miranda Krestovnikoff went shark hunting in British waters.

And astronomer Mark Thompson pointed out the planets you can see in the Spring sky.

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She's done it! Christine Bleakley has water-skied across the Channel

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The One Show Team | 18:06 UK time, Wednesday, 10 March 2010

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She's done it! Christine has crossed the English Channel on water-skis!
Read the story below. Watch The One Show tonight for the TV report.

Christine - back in the UK after completing challenge

9:45am: "Thank you all for your support!" said Christine after crossing the channel. "Every Christine on French beachmuscle is aching, and I just cried a river. You see these huge ships coming past you and it's quite a lonely experience. It's been very intense, the toughest thing I've ever done." Christine spoke to Ken Bruce on Radio 2. She's pictured, right, on French beach! 

9:26am: Message from Lynne, support team: "She's done it! She left at 7:46. We think the finish time is 9:26".

9:23am: Mario on the support boat says "One mile to go!" 

9:13am: Update from Mario on the support boat. "Christine is in good spirits. We're 17 miles in and can see France. She's exhausted and has taken a bashing but the waves have calmed down slightly since we entered French waters. She's doing great. I think she can do it."

Christine heading towards France!

8:57am: Christine has reached the halfway point. Eleven miles to go. Come on Christine!

8:49am: Lynne, support team, says: "Nine miles done and they can see France". Can Christine do it?

8:35am: "Seventh fall - seven miles done. Cold, hard, slog." says Sport Relief's Twitter. Fifteen miles still to go. Come on Christine! 

Christine water-skiing to France8:28: Message from Lynne, support team. Christine is still going but "six miles and she's fallen in five times".

Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2 is also reporting on Christine's progress: The challenge "is proving much tougher than even her support team thought". 

8:16am: "She is having to wait in the water for a huge tanker to pass! As well as being cold, windy and wet, the channel is also the busiest shipping lane in the world." From Sport Relief's Twitter. 

8:11am: Message from Lynne, on the shore:  "She's done three miles and fallen in twice".

Christine can't fall in too many times, if she's to complete the challenge. She's travelling at around 20mph - hitting the water too often will tire her out. 

8:00am: Message from Lynne on the shore: "I understand she fell off 6 mins in". Christine is now back on her water-skis and still going, as far as we know.

 Christine water skiing

 7:46am: Christine has set off across the English Channel! Good luck Christine!

Christine on the beach7:35am: Christine's on the beach.




7:30:
Final preparations.



Christine - final preparations 


7:28: "She's about 5 mins away from leaving"


Christine posing for pics 7:10am Christine's promoting her challenge to the world's press. Christine: "I've talked about it, I've trained for it. Now I've got to do it."


Update: Friday 12th March, 7.00am.


Welcome to the live blog! Being updated morning of Friday 12th March 2010.

Christine is in Dover and preparing to water-ski across the channel THIS morning.

Thanks to Mario Biancacci on the support boat, Lynne Jones on the shore, and the Sport Relief Twitter feed. Live blogging by Ciarán Ryan. 

Christine in Dover, preparing - camera phone picUpdate: Thursday 11th March, 6:20pm.

Fingers crossed! Weather permitting, Christine will be attempting to water-ski challenge across the English Channel tomorrow (Friday morning). If all goes to plan she'll set off from Dover at 7.30am.

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Are daffodils blooming near you?

The One Show Team | 17:04 UK time, Wednesday, 10 March 2010

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Mother's Day is around the corner, but where are the daffodils? Apparently, this year, the extreme cold weather has delayed England's daffs season by up to four weeks.

Are the daffs blooming in gardens, parks and roadsides near you? If so, let us know where and we'll add the location to the daffs map on tonight's show.

Please tell us the nearest town / county / postcode of the blooming daffs you've seen.

Email the location, and a picture if you have it, to:

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Add the location details to the blog below.

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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Pauline Quirke

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The One Show Team | 15:50 UK time, Wednesday, 10 March 2010

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Adrian and Christine were joined by Pauline Quirke.

Mother's Day is around the corner, but where are the daffodils? Apparently, this year, the extreme cold weather has delayed England's daffs season by up to four weeks.

Are the daffs blooming in gardens, parks and roadsides near you? If so, let us know where and we'll add the location to the daffs map on tonight's show.

The speculation about the behaviour and identity of Jon Venables has continued this week. For The One Show, broadcaster Roger Phillips gauged the mood in Bootle.

Arthur Smith visited the Hertfordshire home of George Bernard Shaw.

Mike Dilger went in search of the muntjac deer.

"When all at once I saw a crowd / A host, of golden daffodils / Beside the lake, beneath the trees / Fluttering and dancing in the breeze" wrote William Wordsworth

Daffodils hold a special place in British culture. Christine Walkden told us more.

And in the next few days, Christine will attempt to water-ski across the English Channel for Sport Relief. The weather dictates which day she attempts the challenge.

Also: Christine's water-ski challenge. Click for latest news

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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Tess Daly

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The One Show Team | 14:00 UK time, Tuesday, 9 March 2010

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Adrian and Christine were joined in the studio by Tess Daly.

All dog owners in England and Wales would have to insure against their pet attacking someone - that's one of the suggestions in a Home Office consultation document out today.  Police and local authorities could also be given powers to force owners of dangerous dogs to muzzle them or even get them neutered. One Show vet Joe Inglis reported on the issues.

 Simon Boazman looked at how battlefield medicine is now being used in the NHS.

On a construction site in Wakefield, street barber Michael Douglas fixed the builders' 'hard-hat hair'.

Gyles Brandreth examined the life and work of George Stubbs, a Liverpudlian painter famous for his portraits of horses.

And this is the week in which Christine will attempt to water-ski across the English Channel for Sport Relief. The weather dictates which day she attempts the challenge.

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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Sharleen Spiteri

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The One Show Team | 11:54 UK time, Monday, 8 March 2010

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Adrian and Christine were joined by singer Sharleen Spiteri.

Today James Bulger's mother, Denise, gave her first TV interview demanding that the reason for the return to prison of Jon Venables is made public. Legal expert Joshua Rozenberg discussed the case.

All hail Braille! Or maybe not. The teaching of Braille is severely on the decline. BBC Radio 4's Peter White told us more. 

Trevor Nelson examined the legacy of influential rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix.

And...

One day this week Christine will attempt to water-ski across the English Channel for Sport Relief. Tonight we saw her final 'training diary' film.

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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: David Walliams

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The One Show Team | 12:32 UK time, Friday, 5 March 2010

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Adrian and Christine were joined by comedian and actor David Walliams.

Dan Snow considered the troubled relations between Britain and Argentina over the Falklands and the recent plans of a British firm to drill for oil there.

Arthur Smith looked into the history of the newspaper obituary column and the changing way we remember the great and the good.

For Foody Friday, Jay Rayner hosted a mad hatter's tea party. He talked about the tradition of afternoon tea. Jay's tasty treat this week was the macaroon.

Next week, Christine will water-ski across the cold and choppy waters of the English Channel for Sport Relief. In tonight's film we saw Christine training on the sea for the first time.

And finally, this week's Local Legend award went to Great Britain's Mr World contestants. Good luck boys!

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Puppy farms: Top tips when buying a puppy

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The One Show Team | 14:53 UK time, Thursday, 4 March 2010

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Tonight, vet Joe Inglis reported on the potential dangers of purchasing pups from a puppy farm.

Joe Inglis

The RSPCA estimates that around 1,000 dogs a week are brought into the UK from Ireland, where there is currently no dog breeding legislation.

Joe's top tips when buying a pup:

  • When going to see the puppy, always make sure you see its mother in the place where it is bred. Ideally see the father too. If they refuse, be suspicious.
  • Always check out the vaccinations the pup has been given. A vaccination card are easy to fake, if you are unsure contact the vet. Be aware of an address from outside the UK.
  • Remember the cost of care, pet insurance and vet bills could total £10,000 over the dogs life.
  • A dog needs at least 1-2hrs of exercise and mental stimulation everyday. Do you have the time?
  • Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 a pet owner has a legal duty to ensure the welfare of his animal(s).
  • Finally, never buy a pup because you feel sorry for it!


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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Sue Perkins

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The One Show Team | 13:51 UK time, Thursday, 4 March 2010

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Adrian and Christine were joined by comedian Sue Perkins.

Gyles Brandreth looked at the decline in independent book sellers and asked if increased competition from the internet and supermarkets is partly to blame.

One Show vet, Joe Inglis reported on the growing problem of puppy farms, where dogs are bred in squalid and cramped conditions.

Legal commentator Joshua Rosenberg was in the studio to discuss Jon Venables' return to jail. Jon was one of the two killers of toddler James Bulger in 1993.

John Sergeant took a look back at the dark days of the 1970's when the miners' strikes led to power cuts and the introduction of a three-day week.

And Christine's gearing up to water-ski 26 miles across the English Channel for Sport Relief. In tonight's film she went to see her family in Northern Ireland and tried out the rough waters of Strangford Lough.

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Can you solve our maths puzzle? Send in a photo of your answer

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The One Show Team | 14:59 UK time, Wednesday, 3 March 2010

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In honour of World Maths Day, Carol Vorderman from The Maths Factor has set this problem:

Let's say Ozzy and Sharon have 15 dogs and it takes 20 minutes to wash each dog. If Ozzy starts washing the dogs at 7pm what time will he finish?

Can you solve it? If so, get a friend to take a photo of you holding up the answer and send it to us. You could be on tonight's show!

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


Please note: The show is live, so sometimes elements of the programme are dropped or moved around at short notice.

The email address on this page is only used for photos being sent to tonight's programme. If you wish to contact us with a comment or story please get in touch here.
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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Sharon Osbourne

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The One Show Team | 14:31 UK time, Wednesday, 3 March 2010

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Adrian and Christine were joined by Sharon Osbourne.

In honour of World Maths Day, Carol Vorderman from The Maths Factor set One Show viewers a puzzle to solve before the end of the programme.

Sixty-seven years ago today in the midst of World War II, 173 civilians lost their lives at Bethnal Green Tube Station. Arthur Smith met survivors and investigated the tragic event.

There will be a memorial service this Sunday 7th March at 2pm, at St John on Bethnal Green, Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9PA.

The Stairway to Heaven Memorial Trust are also trying to trace survivors or families of those who died for a memorial statue.

If you have further information they can get in touch at Stairway to Heaven Memorial Trust (external site).

Next week Christine will attempt to be the first woman to water-ski 26 miles across the English Channel for Sport Relief. Tonight, Christine took to the water for swimming lessons.

Plus Christine Walkden looked at one of horticulture's enduring obsessions, the elusive and illusory black flower.

Finally, can you help Salisbury Cathedral identify this 15th century gothic text? 

The first ever example of English in a British church has been uncovered at Salisbury Cathedral. Joe Crowley found out more about the discovery.

Wall inscription - photo by John Crook

If you have any thoughts on what the text may say, Salisbury Cathedral wants to hear from you. For more information, click here (external site).

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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Martin Clunes

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The One Show Team | 14:09 UK time, Tuesday, 2 March 2010

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Tonight Adrian and Christine were joined by, not one, not two but three celebrity guests.

In the studio, there was actor Martin Clunes, The Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan and Olympic gold-medallist Amy Williams fresh from her victory in the women's skeleton at the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Phil Tufnell explored the subject of hoarding and asked what makes someone turn their home into a tip.

Engineer Dick Strawbridge looked into how the design and maintenence of bridges can mean the difference between life and death.

As you may have heard, Christine will be attempting to cross the Channel by water-skiing for 26 miles in aid of Sport Relief! Tonight we looked into day two of her training schedule.

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If you watched tonight's show on iPlayer you may have noticed it was slightly shorter than on TV. The show contained sports footage which we're not able to bring you on the iPlayer service. 

What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Carly Simon

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The One Show Team | 13:47 UK time, Monday, 1 March 2010

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Adrian and Christine were joined by singer-songwriter Carly Simon.

Anita Rani reported on the dangers of borrowing money from a loan shark.

Gyles Brandreth was in Cookham in Berkshire, to explore the village that inspired Stanley Spencer, one of the most celebrated British artists of the 20th Century.

Next week Christine will attempt to be the first woman to water-ski 26 miles across the English Channel for Sport Relief. Tonight we see Christine's training from the very start.

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