Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

In&out Tonight

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

In&out Tonight

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Byline: TERRY RAMSEY

Brits do the time warp...

again TERRY RAMSEY The Brit Awards GOODNESS. Here's Chris Evans presenting the Brit Awards.

It's like we've been dropped into some sort of time machine and swept back to the Nineties.

What else will happen? Perhaps Oasis will be there, sprawled round a table, snarling from under their parkas? Maybe Liam will swear and lob beer bottles at Damon and the lads from Blur, with the girls of All Saints looking on bemused. And M People picking up an award- No, no, no, surely we are not going to get all that again ( especially the last bit). This is 2005 for heaven's sake.

In truth, the time machine has only a tiny bit of work to do - sweeping us back to only last night, when the pop and rock world's glitterati piled into Earls Court for the annual backslapping fest. (ITV perhaps not fancying the risk of covering live a ceremony which - already renowned for overrunning massively - was this year extended to celebrate its 25th anniversary.) The awards include best female artist, best male artist, best group, best album and so on, but as most people will know the identity of the winners by the time this programme goes out, the incentive for tuning in is to see who behaves themselves and - more interestingly - who doesn't. As well as to catch the impressive list of musical performances that were also part of the show, including turns from Franz Ferdinand, Scissor Sisters, Keane, Lemar and Jamelia, Green Day, The Streets, Snoop Dogg with Pharrell Williams, Joss Stone and Daniel and Natasha Bedingfield performing together for the first time (okay, so some of the acts are less impressive than others).

SOAPBOX

Emmerdale EastEnders 7.30pm, BBC1 Steph delivers gifts of cake to people around the village and, for some reason (perhaps because she's mad?), thinks this will make things all right.

Unsurprisingly, though, the would-be murderer (Lorraine Chase, pictured) finds the recipients reluctant to eat her wares. Meanwhile, Charity continues her plan to draw Jimmy into a trap. Which is about as difficult as luring a wasp into a jam pot.

Den and Chrissie are due to renew their marriage vows, and wake up to find the drains blocked at the Queen Vic - which would explain the funny smell lingering over the whole day (you see, they can even do olfactory symbolism in EastEnders). …

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