Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

TV Choice

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

TV Choice

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Byline: JANE SHILLING

TIMESHIFT: ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR 9PM, BBC4 The travelling fair is centuries old -- it was pretty much the only thing our rural ancestors had by way of excitement. But its glamour is as potent as ever. Who would trade the sanitised excitements of theme parks for the heady scent of candyfloss and frying onions, and the dangerous, sharp boys and bold girls of the fair? This documentary, narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt, above, traces the history of fairgrounds in all their seedy glory.

TRUE STORIES: THE REDEMPTION OF GENERAL BUTT NAKED 10PM, MORE4 Here's a tip for any mass murderers out there: a conversion to evangelical Christianity can eradicate all known stains of character. Joshua Milton Blahyi is now President of the End of Time Train Evangelistic Ministries Inc, having had a vision of Christ when the Liberian civil war was ending. Before that he was better known as a cannibalistic mass murderer who, under the soubriquet General Butt Naked, led a mercenary unit naked into battle against rival Liberian militias. …

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