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Telly Today: Back to the 1980s with Noele Gordon and Spandau Ballet


Telly Today: Back to the 1980s with Noele Gordon and Spandau Ballet

TV Highlights for Friday, December 29th…


Helena Bonham Carter continues in her role of Noele Gordon in this tale of a real life fall from grace.

Noele – or Nolly to her friends – was a legend in her own lifetime. As flame-haired widow Meg Richardson in the long-running soap opera Crossroads, she was one of the most famous people in Britain. Then in 1981, at the height of the show’s success and the peak of Nolly’s fame, she was axed without ceremony, without warning and with no explanation. With the boss’s words “all good things must come to an end” ringing in her ears, Noele Gordon found herself thrown out of the show that was her life for over 18 years.

In tonight’s third, and final, episode to save her career, Nolly returns to the stage in one of theatre’s hardest roles. Riddled with self-doubt and unable to escape her brutal firing, can Nolly prove her doubters wrong?

ITV1/STV at 9 pm | Documentary The Real Nolly follows at 10.20 pm


They were bound to return, but is there something they could have learned?

Spandau Ballet’s Gary and Martin Kemp are back once again with award-winning documentary filmmaker Rhys Thomas OBE for The Kemps: All Gold, the highly-anticipated follow-up to the hit 2020 mockumentary The Kemps: All True.

A star-studded cast featuring a mix of seasoned talent and fresh faces join the Kemp brothers as Rhys follows the pair over a whole year as they make a biopic, get divorced and form a super group; naturally not everything goes to plan.

Michael Kitchen returns as the Kemps’ long-suffering manager and Perry Benson is back as their brother Ross Kemp – not that one. The Kemps: All Gold also features Adil Ray, Christopher Eccleston, Danny John Jules, Shirlie Kemp, Tamzin Outhwaite and Francis Rossi to name just a few.

BBC Two, 10 pm


The fourth series continues this evening with episodes twenty and twenty-one back-to-back, ‘These Walls’ and ‘Clean House’ respectively.

The witness Remy and Kristen are visiting in prison is put in danger when a riot breaks out, leaving the staff and visitors held hostage by two murderous gangs. Then. the Fugitive Task Force searches for a missing migrant teen they believe was lured into unlawful work by a dangerous man.

Also, Remy learns of a previously undisclosed witness in his brother’s murder case.

Sky Witness from 9 pm

…and if you like repeats Channel 4 is back to back with ‘another chance to see’.

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