Bravo for Britain! BBC reporter Fergal Keane says revisiting the deprived families he met for a series 12 years ago filled him with hope | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 23 November 2012 Nearly 13 years ago I set out on a journey around Britain for the BBC, filming some of the most hard-pressed citizens of the nation. Back then somebody far up in the management chain had decided it might be a good idea to get a foreign correspondent to cast a stranger’s eye on the Britain of the struggling and poor. ‘A fresh perspective.
Forget ogling men! We're FAR too busy checking out other women… and hoping they'll have more wrinkles and a bigger bottom than we do, confesses LINDA KELSEY | UPDATED: 09:59 GMT, 19 November 2012 Show me a woman who claims not to check out other women’s appearance at every opportunity and I guarantee she’s either carrying a white stick or she’s a fibber. It’s precisely the way I met my best friend
Former BBC2 controller Jane Root on her most ambitious TV project yet – condensing the entire history of the human race into just 12 hours PUBLISHED: 22:46 GMT, 16 November 2012 | UPDATED: 22:46 GMT, 16 November 2012 Had the question been posed at the dawn of time – which is the species most likely to survive and dominate the planet – mankind would probably not even have featured. After all, we’re a somewhat puny lot
Tenko turned us anorexic! Thirty years on, the stars of the ground-breaking women's prison camp drama reveal the toll the series took on their lives off screen | UPDATED: 22:48 GMT, 16 November 2012 The day after Stephanie Beacham’s character, Rose, died in Tenko, she was at the checkout of her local Sainsbury’s. ‘The girl looked at me, blurted out, “Oh my God!” and promptly burst into tears.’ Later that day, Stephanie, 65, was driving to Suffolk. ‘The car in front was really annoying me so I hooted and flashed my lights – it was dark – until it moved over and let me pass
'It made junk food taste like CARPET!': Mother, 46, loses 6.5 stone after being hypnotised into believing she had been fitted with gastric band Janice Rodgers was 17st 7lbs and slimmed to 11st in seven months Dropped from size 22 to 12 Found 'virtual band' information on website and paid 270 for sessions | UPDATED: 11:58 GMT, 15 November 2012 A woman lost a staggering 6.5 stone after being hypnotised into thinking she had been fitted with a gastric band.
Not your average grandmother: 39-year-old gran is prize-winning body builder and TV fitness expert who trains with Jodie Marsh | UPDATED: 19:15 GMT, 15 November 2012 When women become grandmothers they are generally expected to start taking it easy and to spend their time baking, reading and enjoying the down time they have earned.
Why I dump friends when they reach their sell-by date: Women make 400 friends in a lifetime but how to shed ones you've outgrown Be ruthless PUBLISHED: 23:09 GMT, 14 November 2012 | UPDATED: 23:40 GMT, 14 November 2012 Lately I had one of those Facebook moments I’m sure everyone has experienced. I was trawling through the messages when I realised I hadn’t seen anything from a certain friend for a while. On investigation, it seemed she had ‘defriended’ me.
Not changing her spots! Myleene Klass can't resist a bit of leopard print as she opens Christmas show in London | UPDATED: 14:28 GMT, 14 November 2012 It's a staple in her wardrobe that she can't seem to live without. Myleene Klass seems to be an avid wearer of all things leopard print and on Wednesday she stepped out once again donning the fashion trend.
The miracle of make-up! Women believe cosmetics make them look TEN years younger (unless you're under 21, when it has an ageing effect) A full 100 per cent of 60 to 69 year olds thought that make-up made them look youngerCarol Vorderman, 51, looks 53 bare-faced – but 46 with full make-up | UPDATED: 17:41 GMT, 14 November 2012 More than 70 percent of UK women over 30 believe make-up can make them look younger with some thinking it can take 10 years off their age. A new survey by beauty retailer Escentual.com has revealed that almost three quarters of women believe that make-up makes them look dramatically younger. Of that 70 per cent, 36 percent thought that make-up made them look one to three years younger, 29 percent thought it could make you as much as five years younger
Michael J Fox and wife Tracey Pollan pose as 'true love' for Gap's holiday campaign featuring famous atypical relationships | UPDATED: 01:00 GMT, 14 November 2012 For the 2012 holiday season, Gap has gone full throttle with both its eye-popping colour, and its in-love campaign stars. Michael J Fox and wife Tracy Pollan, Parks and Recreation's Aubrey Plaza, Boardwalk Empire's Jack Huston and the cast of NBC's The New Normal sentimentally star in the Love Comes in Every Shade holiday campaign