In any great adventure,
that you don’t want to lose,
victory depends upon the people that you choose.
So, listen, Arthur darling, closely to this news:
We won’t succeed on Broadway,
If you don’t have any Jews*
Sunday nights will scarcely be the same now Simon Schama’s lavish and exuberant roller-coaster of a ride through Jewish history — the best-known bits and the almost-never-told stuff — has concluded its five-week run.
Impressionist Francine Lewis was this week getting over her disappointment at not winning Britain’s Got Talent with the help of a little dusting and hoovering.
Ms Lewis, who was lavishly praised by the judges in last Saturday’s final of the ITV talent show but came second from bottom with only two per cent of the public vote, said that at least she could now get on with her housework.
Tamsin Greig and Simon Bird will be back filming on location in north London this summer, after a third series of the television comedy Friday Night Dinner was commissioned.
The series, which visits the Goodman family as they eat their Shabbat meal and follows them as they face awkward and often uncomfortable situations and deal with troublesome visitors, is written by Robert Popper.
BBC executive Danny Cohen is to be the corporation's next director of television.
Mr Cohen, who is currently the controller of BBC One, has been asked to take on the role by director-general Lord Hall as part of a shake-up in senior management roles. Last week former editor of The Times, James Harding, was named director of news.
Leigh Lahav, a New York-based graduate of Jersualem's Bezalel academy of arts and design, sets the bar high for birthday presents with this video, in which she puts her husband Oren into the opening credits of his favourite television shows.