Comedy legend Grado hosts three teams of contestants driving to a new mystery destination, guided by a talking sat-nav asking them questions along the journey. Answer correctly and they follow the shortest route, but a wrong answer means a wrong turn, a diversion and added miles to their trip. It is the team with the lowest mileage that wins the cash prize so they want to keep to the straightest road possible.
Stacey Dooley travels the world to uncover the hidden costs of the addiction to fast fashion. She sees for herself how toxic chemicals released by the garment industry pollute waterways that millions of people rely on. She witnesses the former Aral Sea, once one of the largest bodies of fresh water, now reduced almost entirely to dust.
These are shocking discoveries likely to make you think twice about whether you really need those new clothes.
See antiques expert Roo Irvine, trader Gary Barton and blacksmith/upcycler Kevin Paxton head to St Andrews to rummage through its antique shops, scrap yards and flea markets in the hope of finding items that they can each turn into a healthy profit. When the day is done and they’ve got their items, they have just three weeks to turn them into cash.
Before Limmy made it onto BBC Scotland with Limmy’s Show, he became known through his own rough-and-ready, funny homemade videos. When Limmy’s Show stopped, Limmy took to Vine and YouTube, racking up millions of views for videos made on nothing more than his phone. Limmy’s Homemade Show takes the DIY style of his homemade videos – the cast of one, the staying at home and losing his marbles, the going out and about and speaking his mind – and puts it on the telly.
Limmy jumps from sketch to observation to nonsense. He’ll take you down to the Clydeside for a tour of Glasgow, and get into an argument with himself. He’ll play you some techno nursery rhymes on his synth. He’ll show you his toilet, and a particular tile that’s been bothering him.
Andrew Lloyd Webber has reigned over musical theatre for nearly five decades and delighted millions worldwide with hit shows like Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love and, most recently, School of Rock the Musical.
To mark his 70th year, Lloyd Webber has written an autobiography – Unmasked, a candid and confessional account of his early life and career up to the opening of Phantom. In this imagine special, Alan Yentob talks to Andrew about the book, his bohemian childhood and the memories he’s chosen to reveal.