The best Christmas TV episodes trump Love Actually for festive viewing

The best Christmas TV episodes trump Love Actually for festive viewing

Updated December 16, 2017 15:32:41 Photo: Ness, Stacey, Gavin and Smithy in the Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special. (Supplied) The true joy of Christmas comes from television, as we all know. As the real world dons its festive garb and fills with goodwill towards all men and/or rampant consumerism, so too does the world of television deck the halls with boughs of holly and engage in that most revered of Yuletide traditions: the Christmas special. Seeing the small screen erupt with a cornucopia of Christmassy capers each year is one…

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Marsh repays faith of Aussie selectors with scintillating WACA century

Marsh repays faith of Aussie selectors with scintillating WACA century

Updated December 16, 2017 23:46:55 Photo: Mitch Marsh hit the ball brilliantly from start to finish on day three. (AP: Trevor Collens) Related Story: Smith, Marsh lay waste to England in merciless century bonanza The redemption story of Australia’s Marsh brothers has continued with younger sibling Mitchell posting what he described as a “pretty emotional” maiden Test century against England at the WACA. Mitchell Marsh belted his way to an unbeaten 181 at stumps on day three of the third Ashes Test, having played his role in a staggering 301-run…

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What is the worst movie acting role of all time?

What is the worst movie acting role of all time?

BAD acting can ruin the best movie, like a piece of bobbing cat poo in a delicious bowl of Christmas punch. But what is the worst movie acting performance of all time? We’re not talking here about some amateur hack in a low budget special from the 1970s but major movies, with a real budget. Here’s 10 of the worst — but please tell us if we’ve missed out your personal least favourite. Hayden Christensen Anakin Skywalker Attack Of The Clones Star Wars fans were prepared to forgive (as long…

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California fires: Sentinel satellite tracks wildfire smoke plume

California fires: Sentinel satellite tracks wildfire smoke plume

Image copyrightCOPERNICUS SENTINEL DATA (2017) – KNMI/ESA Image caption The smoke plume heads out over the ocean and then turns northEurope’s new Sentinel-5P satellite has captured a dramatic image of the smoke billowing away from the devastating California wildfires. It is a powerful demonstration of 5P’s ability to sense the atmosphere. The plume is seen to sweep westwards out over the Pacific Ocean near Los Angeles and then turn north towards the State of Oregon. The image, taken on Tuesday, was shown at this week’s annual meeting of the American…

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Smith, Marsh lay waste to England in merciless century bonanza

Smith, Marsh lay waste to England in merciless century bonanza

Updated December 16, 2017 21:28:25 Photo: Steve Smith roars in jubilation after notching an Ashes double century in Perth. (AP: Trevor Collens) Related Story: A day to remember as Australia pounds England in Perth, as it happened Steve Smith and Mitchell Marsh have smashed enormous individual scores, demolishing England’s bowling attack on day three of the third Ashes Test. At stumps, Smith (229*) and Marsh (181*) cut weary but content figures, having completely dismantled England’s bowlers and confidence in a partnership that moved beyond 300 late in the day. External…

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