World’s most expensive dram was a fake

World’s most expensive dram was a fake
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe dram was bought for £7,600 A dram of vintage Scotch bought by a Chinese millionaire in a Swiss hotel bar for £7,600 was a fake, laboratory tests have concluded.Analysts from Scotland were called in by the Waldhaus Am See hotel in St Moritz after experts questioned the authenticity of the 2cl shot.It had been poured from an unopened bottle labelled as an 1878 Macallan single malt.It is believed to be

Tatler sorry for ‘fun in bed’ remark

Tatler sorry for ‘fun in bed’ remark
Image Copyright @daisylflewis @daisylflewis Report Report Responding to the caption on Friday, Lewis took to Twitter, using the hashtags #misogyny and #loudwomen and asking: "Does anyone at Tatler read the news?"It comes after the entertainment industry has been awash with allegations of sexual misconduct.You may also like Online anger over Priyanka Chopra's legs Sarah Hyland hits back over body shaming The smoking actress and a 'sexist double standard' Tatler's Little Black Book section profiles eligible 'singletons'.The British magazine, published

Sainsbury’s is setting up a record label

Sainsbury’s is setting up a record label
"I remember buying Dusty Springfield's Greatest Hits, the one with a striking high contrast black and white cover, at Woolworths in Croydon."I knew a few of the hits, but that was the first place I came across songs like Goin' Back and The Look Of Love, life-changing songs. "Those kind of compilations - where some of the songs are familiar, and the rest of the album is a revelation which can shape your tastes - I think are just

Bake Off finale watched by 7.3 million

Bake Off finale watched by 7.3 million
That saw an average 7.7 million tune in to see the events from the London Games. But the Bake Off ratings are lower than the 14 million who tuned in to BBC One in 2016 to see Candice Brown crowned champion. That figure rose to 15.9 million when those watching on catch up services were included. Image copyright Channel 4 Image caption Sophie Faldo said it was "surreal" to be crowned the winner There was a peak audience of

Leith accidentally reveals Bake Off winner

Leith accidentally reveals Bake Off winner
Meet the Great British Bake Off finalists Channel 4's Bake Off risk has paid off Image copyright @PrueLeith She earlier said she had been confused by the time difference between the Asian country and the UK, thinking the final had already aired."The time difference is massive," she told the Press Association. "I thought that they got it six hours ago."Bhutan is six hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.In her now-deleted tweet, Leith said she "wanted to

Brit Marling makes Weinstein claims

Brit Marling makes Weinstein claims
Skip Twitter post by @britmarling I put pen to paper about my own experience in hopes that it would give myself + others solace, strength + contexthttps://t.co/C57GSsKBMC— brit marling (@britmarling) October 23, 2017 Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Allegations against Weinstein are subject to criminal investigations in three cities She praised all of the "courageous" women who have come forward to speak out against Weinstein in recent weeks. Marling said she believes it was the writer in her who

Blue Planet beats Strictly and X Factor

Blue Planet beats Strictly and X Factor
The X Factor returns with ratings low 22 things you need to know about Blue Planet II The verdict on Strictly's new head judge Shirley Ballas This weekend marked the first two live shows of this series for The X Factor - but Simon Cowell was absent from both.The judge was injured after falling down a staircase in his west London home on Friday. Image copyright PA Image caption simon Rimmer became the sixth contestant to leave Strictly Come

The secrets behind Blue Planet II

The secrets behind Blue Planet II
Image copyright BBC NHU Image caption Sir David Attenborough defends use of clips shot in labs One segment of Blue Planet II includes close-up lab footage of coral bleaching, which producers said could only be filmed with lights and specialised cameras. How much of Blue Planet II is filmed in studios or other artificial environments?The overwhelming majority of Blue Planet II has been filmed in the wild. Blue Planet II is a natural history series, led by the latest

Turning a nightmare into pop music

Turning a nightmare into pop music
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEverything Everything perform Can't Do at BBC Music Introducing Live 2017 "There's a tide and it's coming in now," sings Jonathan Higgs on Night Of The Long Knives, the latest single from Everything Everything.The title refers to Hitler's bloody purge of the Nazi party in 1934, drawing a parallel to the rise of the right-wing politics in the last two years.Only Higgs isn't convinced that fascism will sweep everything in its

Why does this ‘pop anorak’ MP listen to gangster rap?

Why does this ‘pop anorak’ MP listen to gangster rap?
In one of the most unusual episodes, Cumbrian MP and self-confessed "complete and utter pop music anorak" Tim Farron listened to NWA's Straight Outta Compton - a slightly edgier group than the Liberal Democrat party he once led in Westminster. The world's most dangerous group? Straight Outta Compton charts early days of NWA "I think there were some people who thought I was trying to be down with the kids, but I just thought there was a good story

Wife bought knife for husband’s terror plan

Wife bought knife for husband’s terror plan
The couple who put IS at the heart of their marriageThey acted on MI5 intelligence that Mirza was going to carry out a rampaging knife attack, similar to those seen this year in London. His arrest on 29 March came exactly one week after the Westminster Bridge terror attack in London.The court was told the pair had initially hoped to travel to Syria to aid the Islamic State group - but decided to carry out an attack in their

The big cases Crimewatch helped solve

The big cases Crimewatch helped solve
Image copyright PA Image caption James Bulger was two-years-old when he was murdered by Jon Venables and Robert Thompson in 1993 Two-year-old James Bulger was snatched from a shopping centre in Bootle, Merseyside, on 12 February 1993 whilst out with his mother. Image copyright PA Image caption Sarah Payne disappeared when walking back from her grandparents' house in 2000 The disappearance of eight-year-old Sarah Payne on 1 July 2000 led to 16 days of frantic searching before her body

George Saunders wins Man Booker prize

George Saunders wins Man Booker prize
Speaking after his name was announced, Saunders said: "Thank you for this great honour which I hope to live up to with the rest of my work, for the rest of my life." The Texas-born author, who lives in New York, has previously won the Folio Prize and Story Prize for his short story collection Tenth of December. Lincoln in the Bardo is his ninth book, and had been the favourite to win the Booker.The Duchess of Cornwall presented

Crimewatch axed by BBC after 33 years

Crimewatch axed by BBC after 33 years
Image caption Michelle Ackerley and Rav Wilding present Crimewatch Roadshow Ross said falling ratings had had an impact on crime-solving."If you get 15 million people watching a programme and you have an appeal, the chance of finding somebody, that one witness who saw something they had no idea was connected with the crime... they can ring in."Once your audience starts plummeting, you go back to two million, one million, your chances of finding that person are so remote." Image