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Newsnight Review, 19 January, 2007

  • Newsnight
  • 19 Jan 07, 06:42 PM

review_blkbook_203.jpgPaul Verhoeven's latest film Black Book, Ricky Gervais on fame, Celebrity Big Brother, and the poetry of immigration with Daljit Nagra's Look We Have Coming To Dover.

Paul Morley, Denise Mina, Sarah Churchwell and Ian McMillan join Hardeep on tonight's Newsnight Review.

You can watch the programme back on the Review website and you can leave your comments on the work covered below.

Friday, 19 January, 2007

  • Newsnight
  • 19 Jan 07, 06:07 PM

cameron_203.jpgMichael Crick is out and about wondering how the Tories can win the Northern vote. He also has the latest on the loans for peerages investigation. Plus China enters Star Wars and Science Student Steve Smith goes skating - find out why tonight - or read his blog here. Or why not do both.

Emily's your host for Friday's programme on BBC Two and the website at 2230GMT. Your views below please.

Spangles, sequins and skates

  • Newsnight
  • 19 Jan 07, 05:08 PM

Is it the figure of eight? Or perhaps the triple axel? I can never quite decide which is my favourite discipline in the repertoire of ice dance. But I do know that I'm never more alive, more free, than when I'm shimmering across a rink in a spangled catsuit. Some good judges of the terpsichorean arts have been kind enough to describe it as a human glissando.

To date, the medals and sashes that I've been lucky enough to garner must in candour be put down to nothing more than instinct, to flair - to sheer natural talent, if you want to press the point. It's only now, in the light of my Physics AS level studies, that I realise I could have saved myself many a gash and a lost sequin as a prentice skater if I had but paid attention to Isaac Newton!

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