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Sky1 HD’s brand new comedy quiz show, A League Of Their Own continues on Thursday at 9pm on Sky1. James Corden referees the wacky challenge of sporting knowledge as two teams of comedians, sports stars, and celebrity sports fans compete against each other.

Former Liverpool star and Sky SPorts football pundit Jamie Redknapp captains the red team as they take on England cricketing hero Freddie Flintoff’s blue team. Joining Redknapp as a regular panelist is comedian John Bishop, while Sky Sports presenter Georgie Thompson lines up for Flintoff’s blues.

Joining the teams this week are James’ pal and Gavin and Stacey star Ruth Jones and Alastair Campbell. Watch a preview clip from this week in which the teams discuss which wag perfume costs the most!



http://sky1.sky.com/a-league-of-their-own-wag-perfumes

 

A League Of Their Own, Thursdays 9pm on Sky1 HD

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

Thursday 11 March, 9pm. Sky1/HD/ www.sky.com/sky1

 

The squads are confirmed and it’s kick-off time on Sky1 HD’s brand new comedy quiz show. BAFTA®-winning Gavin & Stacey star James Corden referees the wacky challenge of sporting knowledge as two teams of comedians, sports stars, and celebrity sports fans compete against each other.

 

Former Liverpool star and Sky Sports football pundit Jamie Redknapp captains the red team as they take on England cricketing hero Freddie Flintoff’s blue team. Joining Redknapp as a regular panelist is comedian John Bishop, while Sky Sports News presenter Georgie Thompson lines up for Flintoff’s blues.

 

This first episode kicks off the series with an hour-long special featuring world heavyweight boxing champion David Haye, and the voice of Bob the Builder and man behaving badly, Neil Morrissey.

 

Across three rounds, the teams’ sporting knowledge is put to the ultimate test. A League Of Their Own takes its cue from sports fans’ obsession with lists and stats and the first round sees the teams arrange three possible answers into their order of preference. This week’s questions include: Who has the most tattoos – Maradona, David Haye or Chris Hoy?

 

The second round, Guest List, challenges the teams to come with up with the same answers a famous sports star has given in response to a question about their profession, and tonight the questions are all about The Hayemaker himself. What does David Haye think are the three best things about being a boxer?

 

The third and deciding round, Human Clock, is the ultimate test of knowledge and stamina. Two team members must answer quick-fire questions for as long as the third teammate can sustain a physical challenge. This week, John Bishop and Neil Morrissey go head-to-head as they don weighted skull caps in a chin-up challenge.

 

It’s red v blue, Redknapp v Flintoff, and no one wants to be on the losing side. Who’ll have the last laugh and claim victory, proving they’re truly in a league of their own?

 

Guests confirmed to appear in the rest of the series include Amir Khan, Jimmy Carr, Alastair Campbell, Ruth Jones, Claudia Winkleman, Matt Le Tissier, Dara O’Briain and Steve Harmison.

 

In a game of two halves, A League Of Their Own is all about banter and gags as this exciting new format embraces Sky’s proud sporting pedigree to create a back-of-the-net winner.

Watch the trailer for the show now http://sky1.sky.com/james-corden-is-coming-to-sky1-hd

 

Thursday 11 March 21.00 Sky1 HD & Sky1

Sky1 and The Reduced Shakespeare company present Lost Reduced. 5 seasons of Lost in less than 10 minutes.

 

The final season of the hit show ‘Lost’ premieres on Sky1 on the 5th February and in case you’ve forgotten what happened in the first 5 seasons The Reduced Shakespeare Company are putting on one of their unique performances condensing the last 5 seasons into less than 10 minutes. The result will be performed in front of a live audience of Lost fans. There will also be a video introduction by Lost writers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, who have declared the reduced script ‘awesome’ and ‘inspired’. Plus drinks and nibbles and lots of other treats  for all Lost fans! The event takes place in Covent Garden, London on Thursday 28th January at 7.30pm.

 

To be in with a chance of getting a pair of tickets to the event all you have to do is email your name, contact number and the email address of your plus one to lostonsky1@sky.com . The winners will then be selected and notified if they have received tickets on Tuesday 26th January.

 

The Reduced Shakespeare Company is a three-man comedy troupe that have succeeded in abridging the complete works of William Shakespeare and even the complete word of God. So surely, the last 5 seasons of Lost will be a walk in the park. So if you need reminding what happened to Locke, wha was down the hatch and who ‘the others’ were this is the event for you.

Lost the last series starts on Sky1 and Sky1 HD on 5th February.

Got to Dance: Dance Off is the ultimate online Dance off Challenge!

 

To celebrate the launch of Got to Dance Sky1 has created an online dance off battle that allows users to take the role of judge or dancer.

 

The winning dance will win Sky HD, HD TV, Tickets to the Got to Dance Grand final and a chance to meet Davina McCall, Ashley Banjo, Kimberly Wyatt and Adam Garcia.

 

Got to Dance

Whether you’re a sexy salsa princess, a brilliant breaker or simply someone who wants to show the world how you bust a move, The Got to Dance: Dance Off is your chance to boogie. Join Got to Dance host Davina McCall who’ll explain exactly what you need to do to strut your stuff.

Simply pick one of three tracks for your routine, record your dance and submit it, ready to compete against the rest of the dancers.  Then give your dancing feet a rest and watch yourself rise or fall up the dancer’s leader board. You could even find yourself competing against Davina!

If your routine is voted the best you could win a year’s Sky HD package and a chance to go to the live final of Got to Dance to meet Davina McCall and the shows judges.

www.sky.com/danceoff

Got to Judge

If you’re more David Brent than you are Danny Zuko maybe you’d be better off joining our judging panel. Got to Judge allows you to cast your vote on all of the uploaded dance routines. Simply sit back watch a pair of dance entries simultaneously strut their stuff and decide who wins the dance off by giving them your ‘gold star’ approval.

Or if you just want to browse the uploaded videos visit the video gallery where you can watch the best and worst of the submitted entries.

Got to Dance Sundays at 6pm on Sky1 and Sky1 HD

www.sky.com/danceoff

Diversity surprise shoppers at Westfield London with impromptu dance performance for new series of Got to Dance.

Hundreds of shoppers at Westfield London got an early Christmas present when dance phenomena Diversity, supoorted by 120 dancers performed an impromptu 90 second dance routine to a medley of tracks including music by Michael Jackson and The Black Eyed Peas in the shopping mall’s Atrium.

Sky1 and Sky1 HD filmed the performance for a feature in the brand new entertainment series Got to Dance which will begin in early January 2010.

Diversity leader and Got to Dance judge Ashley Banjo commented: ‘We have done a lot of performances recently, but this was by far one of the most exciting because the crowd weren’t expecting it. I have warned the boys, that there are so many talented dancers in Got to Dance, we had beter watch our backs.’

Hosted by Davina McCall, Got to Dance is the search for the UK’s best dancers, regardless of style, combination or age.

Following four episodes of auditions, judges Ashley Banjo, Adam Garcia and Pussycat doll Kimberly Wyatt will then select eighteen acts to make it through to the three semi-finals. The best two dance acts chosen from each show will make it to the Grand Final, the winner will be selected by the viewing public and scoop a £100,000 prize.

A ‘Warm Up’ show will be broadcast on 20th December 2009 on Sky1 HD, with the series beginning on 3rd January 2010.

 

 

Got to Dance invites you, your friends, your family and even your neighbours to take part in the biggest dance event on British TV.

  

We need you to help us bring London to a standstill. A Dancing In The Streets flash mob will be taking place in London on Saturday 21st November – location to be confirmed.

 

The soundtrack for the event will be Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’, Aerosmith’s ‘Walk this Way’ and Dina Ross’ ‘Upside Down. Plus a Michael Jackson mega-mix featuring Beat It, Don’t Stop ‘till You Get Enough and Bad

 

The shows judge Ashley Banjo from Diversity, will be attending the event looking out for dancing talent! Plus Ashley Banjo will also be performing with Diversity on the day.

 

To take part, go online at www.sky.com/dance and learn the routines devised by one of the most renowned current commercial British choreographers. Ashley Wallen. You need to watch the dance demo then listen to separate the instruction video. Keep checking the official site for updates on the events location.

 

Got to Dance, hosted by Davina McCall can be seen on Sky1 and Sky1 HD from early January 2010, where viewers can see the journey from audition through to live shows and the ultimate final where the winner will be crowned.

 

 

So here’s what you have to do to take part in London’s Dancing in the Streets.

 

Get practicing the routines which are online at www.sky.com/dance  

 

Dancer Paulette shows you the whole routines to music and talks you through them bit by bit. Learn what you can but there will be professionals to help you on the day so don’t worry!

 

Arrive at 11am ready to rehearse with the Sky 1HD cameras and we will be filming until 5pm latest.

 

Bring your dancing shoes, an umbrella and something warm to wear.

 

Food and drinks will be available to purchase nearby.

 

There isn’t a secure cloakroom so please leave valuables at home.

 

Any age welcomed but children are not allowed to miss school for this event. Children are welcome to learn online and join in after school.

 

Please avoid stilettos or ‘indoor only’ dance shoes such as ballet pumps.

You are welcome to come in costume. The more colourful the better and the more chance you’ll be able to spot yourself on telly.

 

All standards of dancers are welcome – Just Dance auditionees or the general public. You never know you might get spotted and end up with an audition in front of our judges and one step towards winning £100,000.

 

There will be time to rehearse the routine in the morning but the more you learn online the quicker we can get going. We will continue even if there is moderate rain.  Bring warm clothing and an umbrella and we will go dancing in the rain!

 

  

London: 21st November – Location to be confirmed.

Keep checking www.sky.com/dance for updates.

From 1st December Sky Moves will launch ‘Sky Movies Christmas Channel’ with all the great movie content also available in glorious high definition on the Sky Movies Christmas Channel HD.

Sky Movies are ofering the ultimate Christmas television gift as customers in the UK will be invited to vote on which movies they’d like to see on Christmas and boxing day to help create the best ever Christmas DAy schedule. Sky Movies will offer a selection of lucky customers, who have voted, the chance to dedicate a special Christmas Day message before each film is broadcast.

To vote on which film appears in the schedule, from the classics like The Great Escape and The Sound of Music to more contemporary films such as The Dark Knight ans Sex & the City, customers need to visit http://www.sky.com/vote and pick their favourite movie. The voting runs until 26th November.

The top twenty films selected in the vote will be played out on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. All those who have voted for the top twenty films will be put into a prize draw and twenty winners will be selected at random to win a prize package of 32″ Samsung HD Ready TV, Sky+HD free for a year and to see their dedication on screen before the film plays out.

Other features of the new Sky Movies Christmas Channel are giving movie fans the chance to watch specially selected Sky Movies Christmas Box sets everyday in December to help cope with the stresses and strains of the yuletide period. Among the many box sets avialable, film fans can enjoy: Back to the Future Boxset (1st December); Best of British Box set including Italian Job and Quadrophenia (friday 4th); Indiana Jones Box Set (18th December); Home Alone Box set (21st December) and the animation Box set including Kung Fu Panda and Bee Movie (Tuesday 22nd).

As well as the fantastic Box sets there will also be a selection of Christmas films shown on the channel throughout December including The Muppets Christmas Carol, The Grinch and Fred CLaus. So, whether people are looking for a movie to help them unwind after a day of Christmas shopping or something to bring all the family together, they’re sure to find something on SKy Movies Christmas Channel.

 

 

Put the kettle on, sit back and relax with Angela and Friends this November – a brand new chat show hosted by Angela Griffin on Sky1 and Sky1 HD, launching Monday 9th November. Opinionate, aspirational and bold, each day Angela and Friends will get to grips with the latest, showbiz stories, lifestyle trends and viewer comments, as well as welcoming celebrity guests to the studio in a 90 minute show.

Joining Angela each day will be her three co-presenting friends, on a rotating cycle. Confirmed names so far include Sara Cox, Duncan James, Lisa Faulkner, Jeremy Edwards, Zoe Salmon, Jayne Middlemiss, Amanda Lamb and Nancy Sorrell, each bringing a distinctly different dynamic to the small screen as they scour newspapers, magazines and websites for a variety of attention-grabbing headlines before gearing up to have their say on the subject in a lively debate.

Viewers will be able to immerse themselves in Angela’s world both on and off screen, interacting via skype, Twitter and a variety of new media platforms, bringing the debate alive long after broadcast. The show will also feature a daily lifestyle club looking at books, films, health and beauty, fashion, which viewers can engage with directly via the website and a giant plasma wall in the studio.

Angela Griffin commented ‘I’m really, really excited about Angela and Friends, its an amazing oppurtunity that Sky has given me and i can’t wait to get started. It’s gogin to be nerve wracking, but i’m determined to work hard and have major fun. It’s not every day you get your own show is it!’

To become a fan on Facebook or follow Angela & Friends on Twitter head to:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angela-Friends/164897468743

Twitter: www.twitter.com/angelasfriends

Just Dance and Davina McCall invite you, your friends, your family and even your neighbours to take part in the biggest dance event on British TV ever.

 

First Stop was Edinburgh as Just Dance came to Scotland to take over the Capital!  Hundreds of people joined in with Davina and the Just Dance judges in Princes St Gardens on Friday and danced the day away!

 

We need you to help us bring Manchester and London to a standstill too. Dancing In The Streets flash mobs will be taking place in these locations too with Manchester taking place this Friday 16th October in front of the town hall, Albert Square and the London event taking place on Wednesday 28th – location to be confirmed.

 

To take part, go online at www.sky.com/justdance and learn the routines devised by one of the most renowned current commercial British choreographers, Paulette Minott. You need to watch the dance demo then listen to separate the instruction video.

 

There are two different dance routines for both Manchester and London, the first of which are now available. For Manchester you’ll be dancing along to Wake me up before you go-go by Wham!, Kiss by Prince and Crazy in Love by Beyonce, and for the London event the soundtrack will be a Michael Jackson mega-mix featuring Beat It, Don’t Stop ‘till you get enough and Bad.

 

Most recently Paulette was one of the judges on the hugely successful ‘Bust A Move’ for MTV, ‘Bump’n’Grind’ for Trouble TV, and was seen on Saturday’s on ITV’s ‘Rock Around The Block’ and ITV’s ‘Dancing on Ice’.

 

So here’s what you have to do:

 

Get practising the routines, the first of which for each event are now online – www.sky.com/justdance  – keep checking back on the site for the 2nd routine for each event which will be added soon!

 

Paulette shows you the whole routines to music and talks you through them bit by bit. Learn what you can but there will be professionals to help you on the day so don’t worry!

 

Arrive at 11am ready to rehearse with the Sky 1HD cameras and we will be filming until 5pm latest.

 

Bring your dancing shoes, an umbrella and something warm to wear.

 

Food and drinks will be available to purchase nearby.

 

There isn’t a secure cloakroom so please leave valuables at home.

 

Any age welcomed but children are not allowed to miss school for this event. Children are welcome to learn online and join in after school.

 

Please avoid stilettos or ‘indoor only’ dance shoes such as ballet pumps.

You are welcome to come in costume. The more colourful the better and the more chance you’ll be able to spot yourself on telly.

 

All standards of dancers are welcome – Just Dance auditionees or the general public. You never know you might get spotted and end up with an audition in front of our judges and one step towards winning £100,000.

 

There will be time to rehearse the routine in the morning but the more you learn online the quicker we can get going. We will continue even if there is moderate rain.  Bring warm clothing and an umbrella and we will go dancing in the rain!

 

Just Dance Edinburgh: Has now taken place at The Ross Bandstand, Princes St Gardens, Edinburgh on Friday 9th October.

 

Manchester: In front of the town hall, Albert Square, Manchester at 11am on Friday 16th October.

 

London: 28th October – Location to be confirmed. Keep checking www.sky.com/justdance for updates.

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