This week’s TV, CD and DVD picks
Celebrity Juice: Series 8
The lecherous Keith Lemon has become one of the most recognisable alter-egos on TV, branching out with a reality documentary series and even his own film, but he has returned to the show that started it all on ITV2, with series 8 of Celebrity Juice.
This Morning host, Holly Willoughby, and best friend, Radio 1 DJ, Fearne Cotton, return for some more ridicule and harassment at the hands of their irresponsible host.
This series already has bigger and better guests lined up, including Kelly Brooke, Ronan Keating and American Pie star, Jason Biggs.
This week however, you’ll have to make do with a cast member of The Only Way is Essex.
Notoriously wild live performers, the Noisettes, are back as a two piece with their third album, Contact.
Ex-Hinchingbrooke pupil and drummer, Jamie Morrison, left the band in 2010 but it would be most biased to suggest it’s for that reason that the Noisettes seem to have lost their sparkle with this latest release.
There’s nothing amiss in their collection of ultra-polished pop, they’ve still got the dashes of soul, funk and indie in all the right places, but there doesn’t appear to be any stand-out hits like Don’t Upset the Rhythm and Never Forget You, which so pleased Jools Holland and found their way onto various television adverts around the world.
Nothing new, but nothing bad either.
A musical icon of such magnitude as Bob Marley deserves a biopic documentary with substance and director, Kevin Macdonald, who made Touching the Void and The Last King of Scotland, has delivered a thoughtful, affectionate film about the life of the world’s most famous Rastafarian.
Archive footage of the man himself and interviews with some of his children, band members and lady loves reveal how Bob, despite being cast out of the family as a child, was the one to make the Marley name known all over the world.
The charismatic singer had eleven children by seven women but his wife stood by him to support the ‘cause’ she and all of Marley’s fans so strongly believed in.
This cause, and the entire message of the film, is delivered in the closing credits montage, but that’s no bad thing, in that it proves how simple Marley’s philosophy was.