Archives for September 2009

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

The One Show Team | 14:50 UK time, Wednesday, 30 September 2009

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Adrian and Christine were joined in the studio by Alan Titchmarsh.

Alan took us to the house where he grew up in West Yorkshire.

It's made of cheese! Damp cheese! Water's been found on the moon, so One Show astronomer Mark Thompson told us what it may mean for the future of mankind.

Lucy Siegle met One Show viewer Andrea, from North Yorkshire. Andrea thought that she'd bagged a bargain on a supermarket website, but it was too good to be true.

And 'Building Our House' week continues. Jonathan Foyle looked through, and then at, windows.

More about the 'Cottage sale omits nuclear view' story that got a mention here.

Also: Watch Rav and Phil's Strictly performances


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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Vivienne Westwood

The One Show Team | 13:34 UK time, Tuesday, 29 September 2009

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Adrian and Christine were joined in the studio by fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood. She talked about her work with The Prince's Rainforest Project.

Anita Rani has been investigating the causes and consequences of teacher stress.

On the day that Gordon Brown made his keynote speech to the Labour Party Conference, Gyles Brandreth looked at the importance of body language and how it can reveal more than the words spoken.

In the second Building Our House film, One Show architect Jonathan Foyle told us about creating the perfect staircase.

And at Bletchley Park, Ellie Harrison found out how the humble carrier-pigeon saved thousands of lives during World War Two.

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

The One Show Team | 14:56 UK time, Monday, 28 September 2009

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Adrian and Christine were joined in the studio by David Hasselhoff.

In preparation for the Supreme Court opening its doors to cameras, Justin Rowlatt investigated whether trial by television is likely to create a media circus of court proceedings.

Dom Littlewood stepped in to flex his consumer muscles when a One Show viewer struggled to cancel his gym membership.

Miranda Krestovnikoff explored the Isle of Man and came face to face with the Megafauna, better known as the Irish Elk.

And tonight's programme launched 'Building Our House' week on The One Show. Jonathan Foyle investigated the history of the door and brought in a selection of knockers to the studio.

Also: Catch up with Phil and Rav on Strictly Come Dancing

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

The One Show Team | 13:13 UK time, Friday, 25 September 2009

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It's another hour-long Friday special! Adrian and Christine were joined by David Mitchell.

Pope look-a-like, Ron Bannon-Wells was in the studio, too.

In Leicester, Anita Rani searched for the truth about street beggars. Does 'professional begging' really exist?

Adrian and Christine took to the skies in The Tellycopter! They visited Alderminster, Warwickshire, after viewer Eleanor Stretton, aged ten, requested their presence.

Mike Dilger told us all about albino animals, acompanied by a ferret, hedgehog and snake.

Stephen K Amos told us that he still holds a flame for Fame...

There are medieval burial pits under the streets of London. Angelica Bell went digging around.

Phil Tufnell looked at the endearing charm of ceramic flying ducks, one of the kitschiest symbols of the mid twentieth century.

Jay Rayner discovered what chicken breasts can be made of.

Karen Hardy examined why guys are attracted to dancing girls.

And Arlene Phillips, our Strictly Come Dancing expert, was in the studio - giving us the goss.

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

Do you look like the Pope? Send in a photo!

The One Show Team | 12:39 UK time, Friday, 25 September 2009

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Work for British Pope look-a-likes is set to go through the roof!Pope Benedict

It's been confirmed that his Holiness Pope Benedict XVI (pictured right) is to visit Britain in 2010.

Pope look-a-like, Ron Bannon-Wells will be in the studio tonight. But surely there's more than one Pope look-a-like out there, watching The One Show.

So, do you look like the Pope? Send in a photo!

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

Please note this email address is only used for photo call outs. If you wish to contact us with a comment or story please get in touch via our 'Your stories' page.

All being well, photos sent-in will be shown on tonight's programme, so remember to add your genuine first name and location to your email. Thank you.

 

What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Tommy Steele

The One Show Team | 12:58 UK time, Thursday, 24 September 2009

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Adrian and Christine were joined in the studio by Tommy Steele.

Mark Williams investigated why there is a shortage in police detectives across the country.

A snappy little dog named Dora was the focus, as Ellie Harrison's tried to help Dora learn how to behave.

Dom Littlewood met a lady who had been a victim of bank account takeover fraud.

 

And you may have heard about the BBC's new series called My Story which hopes to tell Britain's most remarkable life stories. Today Natasha Wood told us how her challenging life has had audiences rolling in the aisles. If there's a story in you..... 

 

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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Marc Warren

The One Show Team | 15:06 UK time, Wednesday, 23 September 2009

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Adrian and Christine were joined in the studio by TV and movie actor Marc Warren.

Our hosts chatted to Cliff Richard and the reunited Shadows at The Odyssey, Belfast.

There's a new trend for 'Supercats'. Mike Dilger went to meet the owners and breeders of these creatures.

Can't sing? Music man Des Coleman can fix it. He told us about the wonders of autotune - computer software that can correct pitch.

It's recommended that a flueless fire shouldn't be used as your only source of heat, but should be used to provide extra warmth in addition to central heating. Lucy Siegle found out more.

And the hedgehog is in decline. But some have found sanctuary in Somerset, said Miranda Krestovnikoff.

Calling all Strictly fans!

Send your messages of support to our Rav and Phil, and we'll pass them on.

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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Keith Allen

The One Show Team | 15:16 UK time, Tuesday, 22 September 2009

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Christine and guest, Keith Allen

Adrian and Christine were joined in the studio by actor Keith Allen.

Anita Rani continued to shadow the transport police on the Calais border.

Ay it ayr kid? Received pronunciation is not as popular as it was. Gyles Brandreth told us more.

Justin Rowlatt looked at the changing role of dads. Should fathers be the breadwinners while mothers bring up the children? Continue the conversation here.

And Ellie Harrison met overweight pets who are starting a diet.

 

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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Matt Lucas

The One Show Team | 17:19 UK time, Monday, 21 September 2009

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Christine, Matt Lucas and Adrian

Adrian and Christine were joined in the studio by Little Britain's Matt Lucas.

Pyjama sales are rising. We asked you to send in your photos of you in your 'jamas.

People flocked to Durham Cathedral today for a service held in honour of Sir Bobby Robson. Gary Imlach reflected on how the footballing world has changed.

Anita Rani shadowed the transport police on the Calais border. She met a British business man affected by the presence of migrants.

Our homes are our havens. But for some, inhaling the air in their own homes poses a serious threat to their health. Our science man Michael Mosley looked at the facts.

We've lost 70% of Britain's ponds over the last few years. Miranda Krestovnikoff and Mike Dilger did their bit to help reverse this trend.

In the studio, a toad escaped from Miranda's hands, watch the video below. The toad was unharmed by its TV appearance and was returned to its handler in good health.

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Phil Tufnell exits Strictly Come Dancing!

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The One Show Team | 12:39 UK time, Monday, 21 September 2009

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The One Show's Phil Tufnell left Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday 14th November.

He danced the American Smooth with partner Katya Vershilas at the weekend, and scored 31 out of 40, his best score of the series.

However, with such competition, he found himself in the dance-off against actor Ricky Groves. The judges were tied as to who should exit Strictly and it came down to head judge, Len Goodman's vote and Tuffers left the competition.

Phil's final dance: Watch Phil perform his American Smooth to "Come Fly With Me" made famous by Frank Sinatra.

Rav Wilding exits Strictly Come Dancing!

The One Show Team | 12:33 UK time, Monday, 21 September 2009

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The One Show's very own Rav Wilding left Strictly Come Dancing at the weekend, when all 14 remaining couples danced for the first time against each other.

After finding himself in the dance-off in the very first week when he performed a tantalising tango and a rumba, Rav was determined not to end up in the bottom two again.

On Saturday 3rd October, Rav performed a quirky Quickstep which failed to impress the judges, and with only 20 points out of a possible 40, he found himself in the bottom two against Lynda Bellingham.

Unfortunately for Rav, even his impressive cartwheel in his performance couldn't save him and with all four judges backing Lynda, it was time for Rav to end his Strictly journey.

Rav's final dance: Watch Rav and his dance partner Aliona Vilani perform their Foxtrot to 'Grease' favourite "We Go Together."

Watch Rav leave the competition

What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Victoria Wood

The One Show Team | 14:46 UK time, Friday, 18 September 2009

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Victoria Wood with Adrian and Christine

It's the second of our one-hour One Show specials! Adrian and Christine were joined by comedian, actor, singer and writer Victoria Wood.

Here's what's on our one-hour special! Click the links to find out more...

London Fashion Week started today. Jonathan Phang examined our attitudes to the super skinny.

Bad dog! Feargal is an Irish Red Setter that loves to chase livestock. Roger Mugford retrained him. Ellie Harrison told us all about it.

What makes a man a decent dancer? Phil Tufnell, in Kingston, conducted an experiment.

Phil and Rav make their first Strictly appearances tonight! So...

Stephen K Amos gave us his take on Elton John's quest for fatherhood.

George McGavin backstage with a tarantulaOscar Wilde created the extraordinary character Dorian Gray. Gyles Brandreth told the story behind the story.

It's on pizzas. Jay Rayner told us about analogue cheese.

The last film of Spider Week! In Hastings, Mike Dilger met a girl who found a tarantula in her shoe. George McGavin (pictured right backstage with a tarantula) came into the studio to tell us more.

Arlene Philips taught off duty cricketers and police officers to dance.

And finally, is your fancy footwork up to the Strictly standard?

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

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The One Show Web Show 14: The God gene, brain gender tests and celebrity doodles!

The One Show Team | 14:45 UK time, Friday, 18 September 2009

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The One Show Web Show is back! See Adrian and Christine's pick of your comments and emails. Watch the film below:

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Video: Watch Phil Tufnell dance!

The One Show Team | 14:45 UK time, Friday, 18 September 2009

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A year before taking part in Strictly Come Dancing, Phil strutted his stuff for Strictly judge Len Goodman in The One Show studio. Watch the film below:

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See also: The One Show family dancing.

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Good luck Phil and Rav! Keep dancing...

What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Charles Dance

The One Show Team | 15:58 UK time, Thursday, 17 September 2009

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Adrian and Christine were joined in the studio by actor Charles Dance.

Dan Brown's last four novels are the best selling adult fiction paperback novels in British history. Gyles Brandreth examined the author's output and why we love a good conspiracy theory.

One Show viewer Stan Burke got in touch to tell us that his bank were not playing fair over his mortgage repayments. Lucy Siegle investigated.

It's Spider Week, all week! In Yorkshire, Miranda Krestovnikoff talked to soldiers who have faced the fearsome camel spider in Iraq.

Also on the programme: Exclusive footage from the new Michael Jackson film. It showed the star preparing for his London concerts.

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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Nigel Havers

The One Show Team | 15:09 UK time, Wednesday, 16 September 2009

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Adrian and Christine in the studio with Nigel Havers

Adrian and Christine were joined in the studio by the charming Nigel Havers.

It's been six months since Claudia Lawrence, a 35-year-old chef from York, went missing.  Lucy Siegle met some of her family - and the detectives investigating.

Dom Littlewood met a couple of airline passengers who've paid hundreds of pounds to correct an innocent booking mistake.

At Stonehenge, astronomer Mark Thompson gave a guided tour of the night sky to One Show viewers.

And it's day three of spider week. Miranda Krestovnikoff visited Dorset to meet a rare ladybird spider.

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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Jamie Oliver

The One Show Team | 14:00 UK time, Tuesday, 15 September 2009

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Adrian and Christine with Jamie Oliver

Adrian and Christine were joined in the studio by top chef Jamie Oliver. He told us all about his culinary trek across the USA.

Matt Allwright, in Hull, investigated whether the government is helping recession-hit under 25's.

In Birmingham, Gyles Brandreth told us how Cadburys changed the face of British chocolate production.

Des Coleman celebrated a cherished musical solo  - the Gerry Rafferty classic, Baker Street.

Mike Dilger with snails on his faceAnd Spider Week continues. Mike Dilger introduced us to the deadly black widow spider.

One Show viewer Chris Mann got in touch on the One Show website to tell us about the spiders visiting his flat's allotment balcony. Visit Chris' blog here.

In other news: It's official, he's unbeaten! After attaching lots of snails to his face, Mike Dilger (pictured, right) holds a world record. Watch his record attempt.

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

The One Show Team | 12:58 UK time, Monday, 14 September 2009

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Adrian and Christine were joined in the studio by comedian Alan Davies.

Elton John is in the news for wanting to adopt a baby boy.

Adam Shaw investigated the claims that the recession is receding.

Do short people have less fun than tall people? Comedian Lucy Porter raised a quizzical eyebrow.

Lucy Siegle visited Skelton Transmitting Station in Cumbria. Its radio masts helped wartime Britain win the battle of the airwaves.

And this week is Spider Week! Mike Dilger introduced us to the the false black widow spider. George McGavin was in the studio to tell us more.

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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Michael Ball

The One Show Team | 13:35 UK time, Friday, 11 September 2009

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Adrian, Christine, Michael Ball and Arlene Phillips

It's a one-hour One Show special! Adrian and Christine were joined in the studio by actor, singer, and radio and TV presenter Michael Ball.

Also in the studio were the original fake Fab Four - The Bootleg Beatles! The band are pictured right, backstage at The One Show.

Actress Mikyla Dodd followed some children to Fat Camp to see how they coped Props Man Dave checks out The Bootleg Beatles, backstagewith the experience.

Today sees the launch of our Tellycopter! Invite Adrian and Christine to your home town. Tell us your story, get in touch with The One Show here.

Photos of the TellyCopter here.

Christopher Biggins told us about the birth of lo-cost air travel.

We were back with Michael Mosley for the final film about the science behind what makes men and women act differently. Tonight he examined why men show off.

What sex is your brain? Michael Ball is pictured right taking our 'Angles' test. See how you compare. Take the test here.

Michael Ball - taking our Sex ID testTara Newley told how she got two star parents for the price of one.

Christine gave a glimpse of what it's like behind-the-scenes at The One Show and we saw the Bootleg Beatles performing!

Jay Rayner told us about the pleasures of eating ice-cream.

Wildlife expert Miranda Krestovnikoff was on the trail of an animal whose little ones don't know whether to call it mummy or daddy.

And finally, we welcomed the Dancing Queen of Mean Arlene Phillips to The One Show family. She'll be joining us to keep an eye on Strictly Come Dancing. She gave us her thoughts on this year's contestants.

Phew! That's a packed programme.

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

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What do you think of the show? Guest: Alan Whicker

The One Show Team | 11:17 UK time, Thursday, 10 September 2009

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Adrian, Christine with Christine Walkden and Alan Whicker.

The rate of child abduction cases has increased by 45%, according to new Home Office statistics. Kaye Adams met a father who has been fighting for the right to see two of his children for the last 18 months. More info here.

Dan Snow took to the high seas to find out about one British maritime innovation that sank before it took off.

In Torquay, Christine Walkden reported on foul play among competitive vegetable growers.

And Michael Mosley found out who's better at finding things. Men or women? 

How does your brain compare to Ann Robinson's? Find out. Take our Sex ID test!
Watch more of Michael's videos here.

See also: Read the opening lines of the shortlisted Booker prize books here.


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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Anne Robinson

The One Show Team | 11:30 UK time, Wednesday, 9 September 2009

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Adrian and Christine were joined by consumer queen, Anne Robinson. Watchdog, presented by Anne, is back on Thursday.

Germaine Greer set out to find out more about the so-called 'God gene'. Are we hard-wired to believe in God? Do believers benefit? Continue the conversation here.

Lucy Siegle met Ellie Chamber, who was unable to take her holiday in America when swine flu broke out as she had an underlying heart condition. Her travel insurance company refused compensation until The One Show got involved.

Gyles Brandreth looked at the history of the telegram.

And Michael Mosley tested the navigational skills of a group of men and women. Do you think like a man or a woman? What sex is your brain? Take our test and find out.
Also: Watch more of Michael's videos.

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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Sir Stirling Moss

The One Show Team | 17:52 UK time, Tuesday, 8 September 2009

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Adrian and Christine were joined in the studio by motor racing legend Sir Stirling Moss. He's celebrating his eightieth Sir Stirling Mossbirthday next week!

Sir Stirling is pictured right, taking our test to find out whether he thinks more like a man or a woman. He scored 6 out of 20 on the first task. How do you compare?  


Gyles Brandreth gave the last word on opening lines.

The shortlist for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction was announced today. Read the opening lines of the shortlisted Booker prize books here, and tell us which inspires you to read on.

Lucy Siegle investigated the case of the toxic sofas, responsible for the largest group legal action in the UK. More information here

Our bug man George McGavin has been in the news for discovering new species in far away lands. Tonight saw him closer to home, finding golden dragonflies on the loose in the New Forest. 

And in the second of our films about the science behind what makes men and women act differently,  Michael Mosley tested the theory that women are better listeners than men.

Do you think like a man or a woman? Find out more. Take our Sex ID test here.


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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Lenny Henry

The One Show Team | 15:39 UK time, Monday, 7 September 2009

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Adrian and Christine were joined by comedian and actor Lenny Henry.

Today Chris Moyles officially became BBC Radio 1's longest serving breakfast DJ. Lucy Siegle visited the station.

Tomorrow is 'International Literacy Day'. Anita Rani met people who have survived into adulthood with little literacy.

Mike Dilger travelled to Lancashire to see how cutting edge technology could help save the Hen Harrier, one of our most endangered birds of prey.

Every evening this week we're using science to challenge some gender stereotypes. Tonight Michael Mosley asked who has the best hand to eye coordination, men or women?

You're either male or female, but do you think like a man or a woman? Take our test and find out! 

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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Barry Humphries

The One Show Team | 11:59 UK time, Friday, 4 September 2009

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Adrian and Christine were joined by comedian Barry Humphries. He's very close to Dame Edna Everage, megastar and icon.

Drinking Banning Orders (so-called booze ASBOs) come into effect this week in England and Wales. Lucy Siegle, in Watford, found out more.

Gyles Brandreth visited the sandy beaches and picturesque harbours of the English Riviera, the place that inspired author Agatha Christie.

In Birmingham, our consumer crusader Dom Littlewood investigated a loophole in the law. One Show viewer Kevan Harrison was left out of pocket when he thought he was covered by Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act.

And finally, Phil Tufnell stopped off at the Penshaw Monument in Tyne and Wear.

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

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P.S. Here's a website for the weekend. If you like music, you may like to know that The British Library has made 28,000 rare recordings available free online. More info here, or go straight to the archive.

What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Katherine Jenkins

The One Show Team | 11:01 UK time, Thursday, 3 September 2009

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Adrian and Christine were joined by singer Katherine Jenkins.

Katherine is currently a 'Forces Sweetheart'. To see Christine's interview with the original 'Sweetheart' Dame Vera Lynn follow this link.

To mark the 70th anniversary of the start of World War II, The One Show wants to reunite lost friends who met during the war years but have lost track of one another. Click here for photos and more information.

Clare Balding told us of her personal battle with cancer and visited a Maggie's Centre.

Arthur Smith looked at cinema and theatre etiquette. Instead of crunchy boiled sweets and noisy popcorn, what sort of soft foods should we be munching? Send in your suggestions here.

Dan Snow visited the remains of a Roman fort, hidden in the mountains of Snowdonia.

And Ellie Harrison met Barnabas the horse. He's scared of his own shadow y'know.

 

You may also like: Lucy's film about Spitfire pilot hero John Freeborn.

 

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What did you think of The One Show? Guests Martin and Gary Kemp

The One Show Team | 11:59 UK time, Wednesday, 2 September 2009

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Adrian and Christine with the Kemp brothers

True! Adrian and Christine were joined by Spandau Ballet brothers Martin and Gary Kemp.

Kemp brothers self portraitLucy Siegle met John Freeborn, one of our greatest ever fighter pilots. John's war began with a fatal mistake, and, as Lucy learned, he's had to live with the consquences ever since.

Anita Rani looked at the new Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). Will it help the sick and suss the scroungers? Have your say here.

Gyles Brandreth explored the ups and downs of working with members of the family.

And finally, Phil Tufnell viewed Big Eyed Art, (it was big in the 1960s and 70s). Art psychologist Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic told us more.

Doodles! The drawing on the right is a self portrait doodle by Martin and Gary Kemp. See more celebrity self portraits in our doodle gallery, here


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What did you think of The One Show? Guest: Cilla Black

The One Show Team | 15:35 UK time, Tuesday, 1 September 2009

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Adrian and Christine have returned from their hols. They were joined in the studio by Cilla Black.

Des Coleman was at the International Beatles week celebrations in Liverpool, looking at the truth behind some of the myths surrounding the band.

Lucy Siegle investigated what you should do if your bank mistakes your identity for someone else's.

Is your name unique? Is your name the bane of your life? Adrian and Christine would like to hear more. Tell us about your name here. Please add your genuine first name and location to your comment.

Angellica Bell met two of the The Flying Nightingales, air ambulance nurses whose job was to evacuate injured allied soldiers during WWII.

To mark the 70th anniversary of the start of World War II, The One Show is attempting to reunite friends who met during the war years but lost track of one another. More information about the wartime friends featured on the show, here.

And Miranda Krestovnikoff visited Skomer Island in Wales to learn about the migration habits of a thriving puffin colony.

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