The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry talk about their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, and pay tribute to the many ways her influence has shaped their lives. The brothers share some of their earliest memories of her, recall the final contact they had with her before her death in August 1997 and discuss their feelings in the aftermath of that event. Featuring contributions from Elton John, Rihanna and Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer.
Nadiya Hussain explores the culinary traditions of the Peak District and surrounding areas, beginning by putting her own twist on the classic Bakewell tart. She then joins Ian Barrett to learn how to make Derbyshire oatcakes, before using them as a casing for her potato and dill samosas.
Approaching a simple social history concept from a slightly oblique angle pays off handsomely here, as Stephen Fry curates a look at the architectural icons, from stately homes to London pubs, that have defined gay life in this country.
This jaw-dropping disaster movie makes director Roland Emmerich’s previous outings feel like expensive dress rehearsals. For all their epic destruction, his previous features Independence Day and the lacklustre Godzilla are damp squibs compared to this astonishing, cautionary tale. Rooted loosely in scientific reality, the film piles on the Hollywood excess to deliver a US-centred thrill-ride in which global warming abruptly pushes the planet into a new ice age during one incredible worldwide superstorm. Though there’s a human element, focusing on climatologist Dennis Quaid’s cross-country journey to Manhattan to rescue his trapped son, Jake Gyllenhaal, it’s the weather effects that take centre stage. Putting aside the anticlimactic conclusion, this is cinema as pure spectacle, as tornados, flash floods, hurricanes and snow demolish cities including LA and New York. Never mind that the dialogue is frequently laugh-out-loud cheesy and the performances are often melodramatic, what counts here is the enormous entertainment factor.
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