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Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons and Paul Merton


Starts on Monday 8th August
6.30pm-7.00pm, BBC RADIO 4

Nicholas Parsons and guests return for the 76th series of the panel show where participants must try to speak for 60 seconds without hesitation, deviation or repetition.

No repetition? That's no small order after nearly 50 years.

Paul Merton

Paul Merton - now the second most prolific player of the game after Kenneth Williams - will be joined by guests including series regulars Josie Lawrence, Sheila Hancock, Marcus Brigstocke and Gyles Brandreth.

Episode one features Paul Merton, Katherine Ryan, Gyles Brandreth and Josie Lawrence. Hayley Sterling blows the whistle.

Nicholas Parsons

The presenter is Nicholas Parsons and the producer is Matt Stronge for the BBC.

Just a Minute starts on Monday 8th August at 6.30pm-7.00pm.
Listen to it on BBC RADIO 4.

Paul Merton and Nicholas Parsons

For more information about BBC RADIO 4 click on www.bbc.co.uk/radio4
 

   James Martin and
 Anita Rani host This
  Morning on Fridays


James Martin and Anita Rani host This Morning on Fridays


James Martin and Anita Rani will be hosting  ITV’s This Morning during summer on Fridays,

James Martin says, “It’s such a privilege to be asked back”.

Anita says, “I’m so excited to be joining!”

ITV’s award-winning daytime show This Morning continues throughout the summer with hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford fronting the show Monday to Thursday, and James Martin and Anita Rani will host Fridays during this time.

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford

James - who has previously hosted the live two-hour lifestyle programme - said, “It’s such a privilege to be asked back to do it again, I have a great time there.”

Ahead of hosting her very first show with James on Friday 22nd July, Anita said, “I’m so excited to be joining the fantastic team at This Morning. What a brilliant way to spend Fridays over the summer.”

Despite being more familiar with the programme, James admitted how live television can still be daunting.

He said, “It can be nerve wracking at times because you’re always a little unsure about what could happen next! I can handle the food items and talk about that no problem, but to go from such light and shade topics… it’s one of the toughest gigs in television without a shadow of a doubt and you realise what pros they are that do this job. But I’ll do my best, as that’s all I’ve done for the last twenty years!”

Whilst Anita went on to reveal how the show has previously played a part in her life. She explained, “Many hours of my life - certainly when I was a student - have been spent watching this daytime TV institution, so I genuinely cannot wait to see what’s in store over the coming weeks.”

Before adding, “And I’ll use the opportunity to pick James Martin’s brilliant cooking brain for top tips and get misty-eyed over Yorkshire with him. Roll on Friday!”

On their first show together, James and Anita will be speaking with actor Brendan O’Carroll, discussing the latest beauty trends, learning allotment tips, and James himself will show viewers his very own vegetable patch and cook two summer inspired dishes with seasonal tomatoes. James also recently interviewed Hollywood stars Matt Damon and Alicia Vikander for a This Morning daytime exclusive.

This Morning’s Editor, Martin Frizell said, “James and Anita are both brilliant hosts in their own right and certainly have the skills suited for the varied and fast-paced nature of This Morning. Plans this year will certainly keep our viewers entertained across the summer weeks.”



Watch This Morning on weekdays at 10.30am on ITV.

Visit www.itv.com/thismorning  for more   details.
 

    Cash Trapped

Bradley Walsh hosts Cash Trapped

            Watch it on ITV Daytime
            from 5.00pm - 6.00pm


Hosted by ITV daytime favourite Bradley Walsh, Cash Trapped is a brand new big money quiz show with a wicked twist: nobody leaves until somebody wins.

The 10-part series, that is based on an original idea by Bradley Walsh himself, sees six contestants battle it out across a series of fast paced question rounds where the players must actively try to sabotage their opponents by beating them to the buzzer and trapping them out of the game.

In the final round of each episode, the contestant who has earned the most cash will go head to head against the rest of the group to try and take their winnings home.

If a contestant succeeds, they escape with all the cash they've built up, while their five opponents leave empty handed. However if they fail to escape their bank is drained and everyone else rolls their winnings over. Then they all remain ‘Cash Trapped’ until the next episode.

So contestants could be on the show for just one day or return for days or even weeks, building relationships, rivalries and limitless sums of money as players try and fail to escape. It's fast, tactical and cut-throat with an incredibly tense, high pressure finish every single day. Will anyone escape? Or will they all stay ‘Cash Trapped’?

Host Bradley Walsh says, “I’m looking forward to seeing how the ITV audience enjoy Cash Trapped. It was an idea I came up with in my dressing room about 10 years ago whilst in between scenes on a drama.

"I took the idea to Helen Warner last year and she hooked me up with my old pal Glenn Hugill who helped me knock it into shape. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it!”
 

Entertainment & Travel

Sixtyplusurfers Competition

Win
an Escape Currency Card
Loaded with £150

Win an Escape Currency Card Loaded with £150

Introducing the Escape Travel Money Prepaid MasterCard® currency card – a safe and convenient way to carry money abroad.

The Escape Travel Card allows you to load up on holiday money before you head abroad, can be topped up on the move, and can be used just like a debit or credit card – but without the hefty charges. Escape Travel Card is offering one lucky Sixtyplusurfers reader the chance to win a card loaded with £150 to spend on their next holiday.

The Escape Travel Card is free to buy if loading more than £100, free to make purchases abroad and offers free ATM withdrawals over £100*. Offering competitive foreign exchange rates, Escape can be used anywhere in the world, wherever MasterCard is accepted and is a simple, secure and cost-effective way to manage your spending money while abroad.

The Escape Travel Card is free to buy if loading more than £100

You won’t pay a fee for using the card overseas – if your bill is 50 Euros you will pay 50 Euros on your Escape Travel Card. Unlike many other currency cards, Escape is loaded with GBP and conversion is done at the point of use, no matter where you are in the world. This provides a much more flexible solution as the card can be used in multiple destinations, on the same trip or future holidays, without the need to pay to re-convert currencies. The card provides competitive foreign exchange rates for multi-stop trips, cruises, or for travelling between countries.

A key differentiator to other currency cards is Escape’s unique eccount – a secure online account from which to manage your spends. Here you can view your balance and statements, top up your account by debit or credit card, retrieve your PIN, update personal details, request additional cards, distribute funds among companion / family cards and most importantly, transfer monies on your card back into the account in the event of loss or theft of the card.

Escape offers a 24/7 helpline for immediate support

Whereas the majority of prepaid currency cards see funds held on them directly, meaning that if the card is lost or stolen the funds are taken with the card, Escape’s eccount offers increased security, allowing cardholders to transfer the balance on their card back to the eccount, keeping their spends safe. In such circumstances, Escape can arrange for funds to be sent to a Moneygram outlet near you, meaning you will never be stranded without access to your money. In addition, Escape offers a 24/7 helpline for immediate support.

Another great benefit of Escape is its free SMS service, which can be used to temporarily lock and unlock the card, providing peace of mind if you’re going for a swim and leaving your card in your bag, for example. The text facility also allows you to quickly check your balance and easily move money from your eccount to your card, and vice versa.

With security very much at the forefront, the Escape Travel Card contains no links to personal bank information and all transactions are Chip and PIN protected.

The Escape website features a handy currency calculator which is updated daily. Just choose your destination and enter the amount to be spent and it calculates how much will be debited from your card (in GBP).

For convenience, companion and family cards are also available, linked to the same eccount, allowing you to share money seamlessly and quickly among the cards giving different members of your group access to funds – great for parents with children travelling separately to them. Or it can provide additional security by keeping a spare card in the safe.

Escape is a convenient and safe alternative to carrying cash abroad

Escape is a convenient and safe alternative to carrying cash abroad and cardholders can use the card to make purchases in shops, bars and restaurants, online or over the phone for free.

Additionally, you can spend unused currency back in the UK or re-use the card on future trips, as the card is valid for three years.

   For Your Chance to Win

Tell us what currency do cardholders load the Escape Travel Card with?

      a) Euros
      b) Dollars
      c) Sterling

  To Enter the Competition

Tell us what currency do cardholders load the Escape Travel Card with? Then send in your answer, together with your full name, postal address and telephone number to the Sixtyplusurfers email
address as shown below:

sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

* Please label your entry
Escape Card
Competition

 Competition Terms & Conditions

1. All entrants must be aged 18 or over

2. The competition is open to our UK readers only

3. Please note, when you use your Prepaid Card at an ATM in the UK, you may be subject to applicable fees, surcharge rules and regulations of the relevant ATM operator, or other financial institution or association. You should be advised before you confirm the transaction.

4. Replacement cards are £5.

5. The Escape Travel Money Prepaid MasterCard Card is issued by IDT Financial Services Limited pursuant to a license from MasterCard International Incorporated. MasterCard and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of Mastercard International Incorporated. IDT Financial Services Limited is a regulated bank, licensed by the Financial Services Commission, Gibraltar. Registered Office: 57-63 Line Wall Road, Gibraltar. Registered No. 95716.

6. All communications should be sent to Escape Travel, PO Box 3753, Chester, CH1 9UH.
 

Jeff Stelling returns to Quizzing with ALPHABETICAL

Jeff Stelling hosts ALPHABETICAL


Weekdays from Monday
15th August
on ITV1

 

Jeff Stelling is to return to quizzing as he takes the helm of a new 10 part ITV show, ALPHABETICAL, which hits our TV screens in August.

ALPHABETICAL is a fast-paced quiz show, which sees three contestants compete against a returning champion in series of games based around the alphabet.

Over the course of four rounds the aim is to accrue as much time as possible in preparation for the final. However, two contestants will be eliminated leaving just the reigning champion and their challenger to go head-to- head in an effort to win the jackpot.

Jeff Stelling hosts ALPHABETICAL

The tense ALPHABETICAL final requires the remaining two contestants to make their way around the entire alphabet by answering a question based on each letter. They are racing against the clock with just 100 seconds, plus the time they have accrued.

By successfully completing the alphabet the winner walks away with the jackpot. Or, if both contestants fail to achieve this, the jackpot remains unclaimed with the prize money accumulating with every day it rolls over.
 

Wild Animal
Reunions


Jade Aldridge with a rhino at the Rhino Orphanage, Khaya Ndlovu, Hoedspruit, in South Africa


Watch it on ITV1 


It's inevitable that bonds form when carers are nursing wild animals back to health or raising young animal orphans. But can those relationships stand the test of time? Once they've been released back into the wild, do animals remember their human friends?

Wild Animal Reunions follows carers who have raised and forged relationships with a wide variety of creatures from cheetahs and Vervet monkeys to elephants and wombats, before releasing them back to the wild. After months and even years of separation, the human carer goes back to the wild to see whether the animal they cared for still remembers them.

The relationships that can grow between wild animal and humans will melt even the hardest of hearts and the special reunion moments leave us in no doubt that wild animals definitely have the capacity to love us back.

Jade Aldridge is pictured above with a rhino at the Rhino Orphanage, Khaya Ndlovu, Hoedspruit, in South Africa.
 

  Festival of Transport
   at Blenheim Palace


Blenheim Palace Festival of Transport


The Blenheim Palace Festival of Transport is gearing up for the 11th annual weekend celebration on 28th - 29th August, bank holiday weekend.

Perfect for families and auto enthusiasts the Festival of Transport is a celebration of hot rods, vintage classics, exhibitions, trade stands, competitions and history.

Sunday 28th August will feature the Classic Car Show and Monday 29th August will include not only the Classic Cars but also motorcycles, Minis and VW's, Customs, Hot Rods and Americans, Kit and Sports Cars.

Sunday 28th August will feature the Classic Car Show

The bank holiday experience this year includes vehicle judging lead by former BBC radio presenter Les Clayton. Les, whose apprenticeship at Triumph and subsequent 19 years of specialist commentary will get all the family excited about the vehicular spectacle. Expect plenty to see and do around the grounds.

Event organisers Classic Shows have been running auctions and specialist car shows for almost 30 years and know exactly what gets the 'petrol head' in all of us hot under the bonnet. The show will have exhibitors, trade stalls and plenty of knowledgeable amateurs and motoring professionals offering a wealth of information, history and tonics about specialist vehicles.

From young to old the Festival of Transport is a true celebration of motoring history and achievement

From young to old the Festival of Transport is a true celebration of motoring history and achievement with plenty of exciting things to see, hear and do to keep all the family entertained.

The Festival of Transport takes place at Blenheim Palace on Bank Holiday Weekend from 28th - 29th August. Enjoy the inclusive motoring festival set in the grounds of Blenheim Palace.

Admission to the Park & Gardens tickets are required. Prices are Adult £14.90 / Child £6.90 (Age 5-16).

Blenheim Palace Festival of Transport

For more information visit the website at www.blenheimpalace.com
 

   £2000 off Holidays
    at Harbour Watch
 Salcombe with Beach


Salcombe Estuary, Harbour Watch is one of Toad Hall Cottages most exclusive properties


Overlooking its own private beach and with a huge waterside decked area overlooking the Salcombe Estuary, Harbour Watch is one of Toad Hall Cottages most exclusive properties.

Sleeping up to 12 people it makes an ideal choice for a waterside holiday with friends or extended family, and Toad Hall Cottages are offering a massive £2000 reduction on week long breaks this summer, with 7 nights during July and August now £4920 (or £410 per person) previously £6920.

Salcombe Estuary, Harbour Watch

Harbour Watch is a truly luxurious property in an enviable position with panoramic views of the estuary and Salcombe town which can be reached by boat or ferry in a matter of minutes; however the house remains secluded and very private.

The yacht style decking area is the perfect spot for alfresco dining, and paths lead down to the sandy private beach with several other beautiful beaches within a few minutes' walk. Inside the large glass-fronted open-plan living spaces take full advantage of the views along with 3 double bedrooms, a 6 bed kids bunkroom, 5 luxury bathrooms and top of the range fixtures and fittings throughout.

Salcombe is one of the South West's most popular holiday destinations with numerous safe sandy beaches to visit

Salcombe is undoubtedly one of the South West's most popular holiday destinations with numerous safe sandy beaches to visit, beautiful surrounding countryside to explore, a bustling centre full of independent shops, bars and cafes and water sports galore.

Salcombe Estuary, Harbour Watch

To book visit www.toadhallcottages.co.uk


Or call 01548 202020
 

   Major Restoration
   for The Alverton


The Alverton in Cornwall
 

Truro's only four-star hotel, The Alverton, has unveiled a collection of 15 new individually designed luxury bedrooms and suites. The multi award-winning hotel, which is located in Cornwall's only city, recently opened The Courtyard.

The Alverton is steeped in history, and its grade II listed status means new modern and luxurious touches are carefully woven with the hotel's rich past. The building housed a convent from 1883 up until 1985 when it became too big for the nuns; The Courtyard was left unused when the convent closed.

In its own separate building, The Courtyard stands proud. Whichever way guests turn there's a story to tell, a piece of history to uncover or an original feature to notice. Retaining the historical features and character that make the structure so unique was one of the most exciting parts of bringing The Courtyard back to life.

A bedroom at The Alverton in Cornwall

The attention to detail throughout the building is purposeful and subtle all at once; the added touches have been carried through every stage of the careful restoration project.

Each granite stone in the guests' separate lounge area was carefully removed, cleaned and numbered and then carefully relayed; Original doors have also been repaired, cleaned and returned to their original place.

Guests staying in The Courtyard's chapel suite won't fail to miss the stained glass window at the heart of the former place of prayer. In the lounge area, the original granite floor co-exists with warm luxurious fabrics.

As well as housing the nuns and the horses in the stable block, in its former life The Courtyard also hosted the original washrooms; original drying racks from the late 18th century have also been retained.

A bedroom at The Alverton in Cornwall

In every new room in The Courtyard guests will find monsoon showers with White Company toiletries, a DAB radio, mini-fridge and coffee maker. Designer and bespoke soft-furnishings and fabrics, - including Ralph Lauren - original archways and exposed brick work comes as standard. In the suites sumptuous freestanding roll-top baths feature as well as double walk-in showers - there's a chance to relax at any opportunity.

The Alverton now boasts 50 bedrooms which makes it the largest hotel in Truro. Ideal for both leisure and business travellers alike, the hotel is also home to the brasserie. The hotel's restaurant, which is open daily to non-guests, serves a wide range of British flavours expertly cooked and acclaimed afternoon teas. There's also a stylish bar which serves up some of Truro's most celebrated cocktails.

With its atmospheric and romantic building and landscaped gardens, The Alverton is also very popular for weddings. Its Great Hall, the convent's former chapel, has the potential to accommodate up to 140 seated guests and 180 standing.

For more information visit the website at www.thealverton.co.uk