Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Best of the Rest

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Best of the Rest

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GARETH'S INVICTUS CHOIR BBC1, 9pm GARETH MALONE is TV's enthusiastic choirmaster who has made something previously a bit nerdy, pretty damn cool. He's taken on several choir-related challenges over the years, but could this be the one that finally beats him? In the two-parter, we watch as Gareth creates a choir of wounded, injured and sick ex-servicemen and women of the Armed Forces to perform at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida. It quickly proves an emotional and hard-going experience.

"It's definitely the most vulnerable group I've ever dealt with," he says. And later, we see Gareth, head in hands at his piano, muttering: "I don't feel grown-up enough to deal with this."

GRAYSON PERRY: ALL MAN Channel 4, 10pm TURNER Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry is a frock-wearing, mountain-biking father-of- one, who declares himself both masculine and a "sissy". …

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