hello this is breakfast, withjon kay and mega munchetty. yet more rain is battering parts of south asia. 41 million people have already been affected by monsoon downpours, according to the un. more than m00 people have died in the storms — the region's worst flooding in a decade. good morning. it's saturday the 2nd of september. also on the programmed... a chemical plant in texas explodes, after its cooling system is wrecked by floodwater. president trump will visit victims of hurricane harvey later today. could plans to charge utility companies by the hourfor digging up roads when they repair their pipes and cables cut traffic delays? tennis superstar serena williams has given birth to her first child. it's a baby girl. no news on her name so far. in sport...
world cup qualifier wins, for scotland, england and northern ireland. gordon strachan‘s scotland side kept alive their hopes, of reaching russia 2018, with a 3—0 win in lithuania. actor and comedian robert webb will be here to tell us how he was inspired to write about what it means to be a man in the modern world. and tomasz has the weather. the weekend is looking a little mixed. a nice bright day today. tomorrow, one for the sunday papers. a lot of grey cloud and rain on the way, but not for everyone. more from tomasz later, thanks. good morning. first, our main story. more heavy rain is falling in south asia where this year's monsoon season has left millions of people displaced. it's now believed more than m00 people have died. part of india's financial centre, mumbai, are under several feet of water. our south asia correspondent justin rowlatt is in the eastern state of bihar, one of the worst affected areas. justin, we have been speaking to you
throughout the morning, and rain on and off, still coming down, obviously? yes, it is still raining. we took a walk outside of the compound we are in at the moment and we walked down the road and actually floods have risen just from the small amount of rain that we have had this morning. i think that gives you a sense ofjust how vulnerable these areas are. the ground is waterlogged. even small amounts of rain means floods rise once again. we are here in a city. imagine what it is like for a villager in a mud hut beside a river. imagine how vulnerable they are. that is how tens of millions of people still live in this part of india. tell us about what the relief operation has been like, and how the governments are reacting to these
millions of displaced people? millions, 41 million people affected. i2 millions, 41 million people affected. 12 million here in bihar, that homes have been destroyed or badly damaged. it is an absolutely huge kind of humanitarian issue. governments here have got better at dealing with floods, big floods do happen every now and then in this region. in the past, deaths tended to be much higher. so we would see many thousands of dead, so the figure of moo whilst shocking a very high, is better than it has beenin very high, is better than it has been in the past. i guess, in a way, it tells us governments are getting better. at the same time, what an extraordinary figure. clearly something is not going right here. partly it is the scale of what happened, partly it is the poverty of the people affected, partly it's the fact emergency services are not well equipped or supported, don't have things like boats which are
more readily available in places like america. and hospitals, which now have to deal with all sorts of waterborne diseases, they are stretched at the best of times and they are pushed even harder when they are pushed even harder when they have a huge influx of people as they have a huge influx of people as they are expecting an already have across india and the region. they are expecting an already have across india and the regionm they are expecting an already have across india and the region. it is awful. justin, thank you very much. one of the shocking things is when you hear about the amount of land under water, it is the size of the uk under water in that region. and the challenge they face. justin talking about the efforts in america to deal with hurricane harvey. president trump is to visit texas again today, to assess the flood damage caused by hurricane harvey. he'll fly to houston, accompanied by the first lady, where he'll meet survivors and volunteers involved in the relief effort. a chemical plant near to the city exploded after its cooling system was damaged by floodwaters. our us correspondent barbara plett usher has been out with the emergency services, to assess the damage across houston.
the sheriffs of houston are still working 12—hour shifts, even though the floodwaters they battled earlier in the week are mostly gone. like nothing they have ever experienced before, a disaster on a scale rarely seen in the us. the water was over this bridge right here. they remember the ones they were not able to rescue. some of them weren't able to get out in time for them to get help, and they were basically stuck inside their house, you know. and they're crippled, or they can't even get outside of their residence, and they died. the sweep of the storm caught people by surprise. after sitting over houston for days, it continued east, keeping emergency crews busy right through the week. in harvey's wake, there is massive disruption. chemical spills started fires at this chemical plant. more are expected, spreading anxiety about toxins. and, in mucky, waterlogged neighbourhoods, now comes
the sober reckoning. what can be salvaged, how much is lost, and who will pay the enormous bill? the trump administration got good marks for its early response to this disaster. now, it has to show the staying power needed to help recover and rebuild. this will be the big test. utility companies could be charged by the hourfor digging up busy roads, when they work on improving their infrastructure — this under plans being put forward by the government. ministers hope the policy would force contractors in england to speed up repairs, or carry out work at night to reduce traffic delays caused by their projects. richard main reports. mile after mile, hour after hour of delays caused by roadworks. it's thought one in every three of ourjourneys is held up like this. around 2.5 million roadworks are carried out every year in england, costing the economy an estimated £4 billion in lost working hours and delayed deliveries. utility companies aren't responsible
for every excavated carriageway or set of temporary traffic lights, but it's hoped this new scheme may persuade them to carry out their work more quickly or at night, so as to cause less disruption. under the proposals, councils could charge utility companies up to £2500 per site to work on roads during the day. when trialled in london back in 2012, this led to a 42% drop in the levels of disruption caused by roadworks. we've been trialling it in london and kent and it's proved extremely successful, and we estimate that there's been about 600 less incursions into the highway surface than would have happened otherwise. so now we're consulting on extending the scheme nationwide. the idea has been cautiously welcomed by the aa and the rac, but they've warned that these changes mustn't lead the works being rushed or slapdash, simply to hand road as quickly as possible.
the local government association has praised the success of the pilot schemes and called for other councils to be given the new powers as soon as possible. the labour mp sarah champion, who resigned from her shadow cabinet post last month, has attacked her party from moving away from its northern heartlands. she quit as shadow women and equalities minister, after she was criticised for a newspaper article she wrote about grooming gangs in newcastle. —— in the rotherham, her constituency. let's get more from our political correspondent mark lobel, who's in our london newsroom. remind us what it was she wrote about, why she resigned and what she had said now? sarah champion apologised for a poor choice of words for an article written in last month's sun following a child abuse scandal in newcastle, in which he said british has —— britain has a problem with british pakistani men
raping white girls. in an interview since she resided in today's the times she said her inbox has gone nuts from members of the police, health professionals and social workers thanking her for raising the issue. she goes into more detail about watchmen. she talks about the crime model she was talking about and explains the sex gangs are full of friends and extended family members trafficking girls to other friends and extended family members. she says is mostly pakistani men involved. she goes on to say in the times "it's one thing to recognise a crime model. understanding why it has planted such deep—rooted is a different challenge altogether." she also has a political dig at the left, saying most of the people on the left are afraid more of being called a racist than tackling this issue head on and perhaps unshackled herself now, she says she would rather be called a racist than turn a blind eye to this problem. she says some labour mps and members in
london have not been challenged with the reality of what life is like around the country. the labour party has responded to this. jeremy corbyn says effective action is needed to tackle child abuse, but he says, he believes stigmatising entire communities is wrong. you you for that update. the governor of california has imposed a state of emergency with fires burning in the north of the state. the so—called ponderosa fire has burned across more than 3000 acres and destroyed 30 homes. a man accused of starting the blaze appeared in court yesterday charged with arson. the investigation into the chemical cloud which affected parts of east sussex last sunday, is looking into the possibility that it may have been caused by emissions from known shipwrecks in the channel. the beach at birling gap, near eastbourne, was closed until the haze disappeared. around 150 people had to be treated
for various illnesses as a result of it, others reported discomfort. the maritime and coastguard agency is now investigating. tennis star serena williams has given birth to a baby girl at a clinic in florida. there's no name as yet. news of the birth came as her sister auntie venus prepared to go out on court at the us open. congratulations have been pouring in from sports stars and celebrities — including beyonce, rafa nadal, and wimbledon champion garbine mugurutha. i wonder when the baby's first tennis lesson is. next week! we might even get a name by then. crowds at the bournemouth air festival have been wowed by one of the world's first aero—pyrotechnic display teams. look at these pictures. it is called a twister duo. a spectacular night flying display. they ducked and dived, illuminating the sky, whilst thousands of people watched from below.
it is amazing from the pilot's view, but even on the ground, that would have been absolutely stunning. sometimes displays, when this guy is a bit grey during the day it's not so good, but at night when it lights up so good, but at night when it lights up like that, phenomenal! fantastic pictures from bournemouth. the weather coming up shortly with tomasz. first... for nine years, cardinal cormac murphy—o'connor led the catholic church in england and wales. his death, at the age of 85 was announced yesterday. during his life he welcomed pope john paul the second to britain, took part in the conclave that elected pope benedict, and advised tony blair during his conversion to catholicism. here to discuss his life is the religious affairs journalist, ruth gledhill. good morning. good morning. he said he had no fear of what was to come recently. what kind of man was he? why will he be missed by the church?
he said a good death was due after living a good life. he was very affable. he was born in reading where his father was a gp but his father was from county cork in ireland. he had something of the irish about him. he loved wine, loved song and music, was a fantastic piano player. he was a safe pair of hands, considered to be a safe pair of hands. they didn't turn out quite like that as he had a baptism of fire after he became archbishop of westminster, because of the paedophile scandal around father michael hill. he got through that and he learnt a lot from it. he a lwa ys that and he learnt a lot from it. he always admitted he made mistakes.- always admitted he made mistakes.- a leader of catholics in britain, how will they remember his leadership? he was very likeable and he will be remembered as someone who helped to steer the church through very difficult times. politically he struggled a little in the political sphere. for example, he was,
although he did guide tony blair, did receive tony blair into the catholic church, and he got on well with tony blair, there was a problem with tony blair, there was a problem with the catholic adoption agencies and gay adoption and they sort of fell out a little about that and catholic adoption agencies had to close as a result of the government policy. he actually got on better with gordon brown, really, who he was very close to. he and tony blair we re was very close to. he and tony blair were close and he received the former prime minister into the catholic church after he left downing street. you knew him and said he was an affable man. the catholics, as you asked as well, what did he mean to them, in terms of faith? he was a wonderful exemplar of how to live out your faith in the modern world. the big battle in a way the catholic church has had, besides the terrible paedophile scandals, is how to cope
with a rapidly changing secular world, a world that is becoming, in many parts, distant from the faith. in some ways becoming hostile to it and aggressive to it. he was leading the charge while these battles were starting to be played out in the public sphere, in a way they hadn't been perhaps before. so the catholics, presented a confident and a kind face. where his strengths we re we re a kind face. where his strengths were were in the past oral field. as i say, he was a wonderful and likeable man. he was very friendly and always tried to be kind to people gossiping away, that was the thing that got him into trouble with michael hill, this paedophile priest who was known to be a paedophile and there were complaints about him. he was sent off into psychiatric care, into treatment to try and solve the problem. michael hill came back on bended knee and begged to be given a
job back. instead of calling the police say no, get lost, you have to leave the priesthood go awake. cardinal cormac murphy—o'connor listened to his pleas for help and gave him a job at gatwick airport, where he thought there wasn't any children, where he reoffended and ended up in prison. he found that really difficult to cope with and really difficult to cope with and really struggled. but as he himself said, good came out of it in the end, because lord nolan, a catholic pay—out, saw the trouble he was in and how he was really struggling to cope with this, calls for his resignation he resisted. lord nolan called him and said, how can i help? that gave cormac the idea to set up another commission, which led eventually to the catholic church of england and wales having the world leading standards of child protection. now it is the best in the whole world and it set a standard for the rest of the catholic church, which as we all know as equally struggled with this
issue. and continues to. but it is coming through it now. like pope francis, was a good friend of his, didn't vote for him in the conclave. when francis was made pope he said to cormac afterwards, i blame you. laughter he kind of manipulated for francis to be pope in the meetings before the conclave. he was like francis in his personality. a lovely man, who people loved. all of us who knew him we re people loved. all of us who knew him were so fond of him. i have one final thing. i was at his last public occasion when he was a liberating at saint mary ‘s university, a big party for 60th anniversary of his priesthood. he bumped into a female journalist outside his residence and said, so what are you doing here question much she said to him, i've come to write your obituary, father. he was so full ofjokes. it write your obituary, father. he was so full of jokes. it was write your obituary, father. he was so full ofjokes. it was a very funny so full ofjokes. it was a very fu n ny story so full ofjokes. it was a very funny story he told and everyone
fell about laughing. you saw the funny side? absolutely. thank you very much. it's 9.18am. tomasz has the weather for us and the sun is shining for today at least? yes, starting with some lovely green trees and fields. doesn't it make you want to go run out there with your hands wide open or something like that?! and nice day today, make the most of it because the weather isn't going to hold all weekend. it will turn tomorrow. thick cloud in the atlantic. this is today's weather. a little cloud earlier but this is tamara's weather and it will be in place across the uk in the next 2a hours or so. let's enjoy a little bit of that sunshine that we have in store for today. it starts off nice, a little nippy because the night was quite chilly, particularly in the countryside. this is what it looks like in the middle of the afternoon, around 3—4. 17 and 18
degrees across the north of the country, the winds are light, a decent amount of sunshine. the sun is still pretty strong at this time of year so it will feel warm enough. fine weather on the south coast of england and notice around kent, sussex, essex and further north, the chance of a couple of light showers but most of us should miss them. through this evening it turns wet in northern ireland. early hours of the morning, it starts raining in the south west of england, throughout wales, just around the irish sea, possibly into the lake district and south—western parts of scotland. that is the beginning of tomorrow's damp weather. this weather front drifting in off the atlantic will start very slowly moving across the uk during sunday. initially, the morning is looking cloudy if not wet in places. across western areas. through the morning and into the afternoon, the band of cloud and rain will move eastwards and there won't be an awful lot of rain around for some most of the heavy rain will
fall across the hills. for most of us fall across the hills. for most of us tomorrow, a cloudy and damp day and it will feel a bit cooler because of that weather. it might turn out that many of these eastern areas, east anglia and lincolnshire could stay dry for most of the afternoon. let's summarise the weekend. today is definitely the best day of the weekend with some sunshine. tomorrow, particularly folks out west, will need their umbrellas. back to you. 0k, back to you. ok, thank you very much indeed. we will enjoy today whilst we have it. it's 9.20am. you're watching breakfast from bbc news. time now for a look at the newspapers. mike barton, chief constable of durham police joins us for the second time this morning. good morning. you have in keith thompson fingers from going through the papers. let's see what you have picked. —— inky fingers. in the mail, breast—feeding could be the key to getting children to eat their
vegetables. explain? my daughter—in—law is less feeding at the moment and likes her greens, so with a bit of luck genovese, her baby, will like her greens. what i like about this story, apart from the family connection, is they have scientifically done this. there is far too much in the media and medical profession and elsewhere where people are faddish. what they have done here is a bunch of women drank water and a bunch drank vegetable juice and they tested the kids about eight months on whether they liked vegetables or not. it seemed to be if the mother drank vegetablejuice, seemed to be if the mother drank vegetable juice, the kids seemed to be if the mother drank vegetablejuice, the kids liked vegetables. what about the ones that had? presumably they don't like vegeta bles had? presumably they don't like vegetables as much! do you believe this? the milk has the taste of the vegetables? iam one vegetables? i am one of six kids. five of us liked vegetables and one doesn't. i know our mother treated us all the same. but i don't want you to be too
sceptical naga, because someone has to ta ke sceptical naga, because someone has to take forward knowledge. at least they have tried to do their best on experimentation. 0k. she is not convinced! this in the times, farming has got to get rid of its tweedy image, update itself. why? joanna price has just update itself. why? joanna price hasjust taken over at cirencester. the reason why she became a vet and got into farming was because a vet visited her farm and said, girls don't become vets, so she absolutely did. everybody looks upon tweed, i was a farmer before ijoined looks upon tweed, i was a farmer before i joined the looks upon tweed, i was a farmer before ijoined the police. were you? yes, a dairy farmer. did you wear tweed? i did, because it is a rugged cloth, useful. it is warm and hardy. what people have done is look at the fashion image of tweed when
you can put tweed jackets on everyday and they keep out the cold, keep out the rain and you don't have to wash the as frequently. they last for ages, don't they? absolutely do. there is a serious message yet. i just think, i'm really pleased tweed has got a good image now. and actually, i'm in discussions with my wife if i will be allowed to buy a tweed jackets. she's comfortable in tweed, i want a harris tweed jacket. you heard it here first! uri, there isa you heard it here first! uri, there is a serious message. she wants to widen the appeal of farming to different ethnic and social groups. there is another angle to that story, where it is one of the universities with the lowest percentage of state school pupils, and she's doing something about that. good luck to her. saturday morning, lots of people
might be thinking about mowing the lawn today. i have to do mine. isn't it funny, eve ryo ne i have to do mine. isn't it funny, everyone says they don't mind mowing the lawn but everyone dreads it? look at this, a labour of love. this in the mirror. tell us about this picture. stewart is there. this is how he has his lawn like that, he knows it —— mows twice a day. how he has his lawn like that, he knows it —— mows twice a daylj how he has his lawn like that, he knows it -- mows twice a day. i bet thatis knows it -- mows twice a day. i bet that is a great putting green! you suggest to him he puts a hole in it! if you came from that house, jonathan, his baby boy, who is not a baby now, wasn't allowed to play on it because it would have affected the soil. i don't think he would let me takea the soil. i don't think he would let me take a divot out of it with a pitching wedge! i don't know if stewart will be watching this... i think you should go for it, it would be an interesting feature. is a labour of love and we will need our projects. mowing the lawn 30 hours a
week. have we got time for another one? week. have we got time for another one7m would be good if we could. the white helmets, they have gone. they were a talent. we have an annual event at police headquarters bike wise where 10,000 people, they are the central display team for our bike rides. we will have to find something new. if there is anybody watching who does motorcycle display team is, please get in touch with me. there is a great last line to this story, where john mcclelland, the team captain, says we don't use motorbikes to move m essa 9 es says we don't use motorbikes to move messages around the battlefield any more. aren't we losing a little bit of colour from life when we don't have these people? basically they said this doesn't reflect the high—tech on—screen communications in today's conflicts? and it probably cost a bit of money as well. i think sometimes we take austerity too far. it is probably too late to have a rethink, but these are really skilful people and
great fun. thank you very much indeed. good articles to discussing the pictures. we're on bbc one until 10am, when matt tebbutt takes over in the saturday kitchen. we were saying earlier if he could come up with some sort of recipe or if the viewers could come up with a recipe for us the mushrooms. but not from mike because he is allergic! thanks for that challenge, that's what we needed live on a saturday morning. lots of viewers sent in ideas the mushroom recipes and we have picked one foster we went to the shops with our shopping trolley and you can find out what we chose later live. our special guest today isa later live. our special guest today is a brilliant actor and director jason fleming. good to have you here. good to be here. you will face food heaven and food hell. what is youridea food heaven and food hell. what is your idea of heaven? . . you can do in so many different ways. beetroot, love that. hell is anything that
wobbles... gellay! that's good. we have two great chefs here as well. you are old friends, right? yes. i'm going to cook a lovely sea bream, lovely and quick. i would tell you later about the crazy water! and tom? good morning. i'm going to do a perfect brunch dish, some grouse in breadcrumbs and served on toast with black pudding, fried egg and watercress mayonnaise. we also have ollie smith in a lovely coat. it's a jacket. thank you. don't forget you quys jacket. thank you. don't forget you guys at home are in charge of jason's heaven or hell. lock stock and two smoking barrels for you! all that fun, we will see you at ten o'clock and i guarantee it will be a better mushroom dish than the one you have there. i don't know about that. does it
involve cheese? what about cheese? the mushroom dish? no. it isn't going to be any good. do you want cheese? yes, i love a bit of cheese! 0k, cheese? yes, i love a bit of cheese! ok, we'll put a bit of cheese in. anything else? tabasco! 9:28am. coming upfor anything else? tabasco! 9:28am. coming up for saturday kitchen... comedian and actor robert webb will be here to tell us about his memoir how not to be a boy, an honest account of his childhood, and what it means to be male in the 21st century. stay with us — headlines coming—up. hello, this is breakfast withjon kay and naga munchetty. coming up before ten we'll get the weather with tomasz. more heavy rain is falling in the parts of south asia which were worst affected by this yea r's monsoon season. it's now believed more than 11100 people have died and millions of people have lost their homes. parts of india's financial centre, mumbai, are under several feet of water. president trump is to visit texas again today to assess the flood
damage caused by hurricane harvey. he'll fly to houston where he'll meet survivors and volunteers involved in the relief effort. a chemical plant near the city has exploded after its cooling system was damaged by floodwaters. utility companies could be charged by the hourfor digging up busy roads in england under plans being put forward by the government. ministers hope the policy would force contractors to speed up repairs or carry out work at night to reduce delays. trials in london and kent have indicated that firms avoided working at peak time on the busiest roads. the investigation into the chemical cloud which affected parts of east sussex last sunday is looking into the possibility that it may have been caused by emissions from known shipwrecks in the channel. the beach at birling gap, near eastbourne, was closed until the haze disappeared. around 150 people had to be treated with others reporting discomfort. the maritime and coastguard agency is now investigating. tennis star serena williams has given birth to a baby girl
at a clinic in florida. there's no name as yet. news of the birth came as her sister venus prepared to go out on court at the us open. congratulations have been pouring in from sports stars and celebrities including beyonce, rafa nadal and ladies wimbledon champion garbine mugurutha. baby girl? i hope she doesn't play tennis. i'm very happy for her. i mean, it is such a good moment i'm sure. well done from us too. the yellow pages telephone directory will be printed for the last time in 2019. i don't suppose you have a copy of flyfishing byjr hartley. it is rather old. it is byjr hartley. well—known for its 19805
advertising campaign featuring the fictional authorj. r hartley, who managed to find an out—of—print book. he found his book. the yellow pages has been in production for 51 years. it will continue online. can you keep it for me? my name? oh, yes, it isjr hartley. although we upset dh hartley! lots of ha rtleys have although we upset dh hartley! lots of hartleys have been in touch saying "please stop playing that clip." they say their lives have been ruined by that advert. paul hartley, that's p hartley has got this touch! he said, "every time he
phoned somebody over the last 30 yea rs phoned somebody over the last 30 years and has been asked his name, he says paul hartley and there is a response and they say, "are you related to jr response and they say, "are you related tojr hartley?" he says no, i'm not. hejust says related tojr hartley?" he says no, i'm not. he just says to related tojr hartley?" he says no, i'm not. hejust says to people i'm paul hartley and before you ask, no, i'm not! you changed paul's voice. on behalf of the hartley contingent please stop playing this clip! no! it will be on all day. what about ha rty it will be on all day. what about harty the hare? too old for naga. it has gone way over her head. sorry about that. i threw that in. so results wise a successful night for the home nations then in the world cup qualifiers. this was the pick of the goals from
liverpool's andy robertson. the win moves gordon strachan's side ahead of slovenia into third place in group f. four points off the second placed spot that gets you through to the play—offs. when they say do you think you can win? yes, we can win. do you think you are improving? yes, i think we are improving. did i think we would have that many attempts at goals? no, i didn't think so. it was a game where our attack came from different angles, which was good for us, as well. england came away from malta with a 4—0 win, but perhaps the scoreline was a little flattering with three goals in the final six minutes. harry kane scored twice with ryan bertrand and danny welbeck getting the others. of course, we would like to have scored our goals earlier.
if we had scored our goals earlier tonight, it would have helped make things different. for me, that is the benefit of having played for england, because i have been involved in nights like this before. i have seen other managers go through it. i have been on the pitch when we haven't scored loads of goals, against teams who are supposedly minnows, because they're so well organised. so it goes with the territory. northern ireland strengthened their grip on second place in their group, thanks to a 3—0 win in san marino. josh magennis scored twice with southampton's steven davis adding another from the penalty spot. michael o'neill‘s side are now seven points clear in second place. wales may have been surprise semi—finallists at the euros last year, but they're up against it in their qualification group. they're four points behind the top two — serbia and the republic of ireland. chris coleman's side are are level on points with austria who they face tonight in cardiff. i think it will be open. and you
know a draw really doesn't thsz doesn't do any of us any good. so something will have to give, you would imagine. but if it is a draw, we have to see what happens elsewhere of course with the other results. this was always going to be a tight group. a tight campaign. teams are very, very similar. there is three orfour teams are very, very similar. there is three or four teams that are very strong. i have said before i think it will go to the wire. there'll be no british interest in the second week of the us open after kyle edmund was forced to retire in his third round clash with denis shapovalov. the match was evenly poised at a set all with both players getting into the rhythm. butjust as the contest was heating up, edmund called for the physio, citing a neck problem. he returned to the court briefly, losing the third set, before reluctantly retiring at the start of the fourth. ijust feel a bit helpless, really. what can i do, you know? do you carry on to the end, but you just go through the motions in a sorry state?
and you don't want to pull out straightaway. you want to see is this going to get better? but ultimately, i thought, i'm not going to win two more sets like this. you know, iwas... i knew that i wasn't going to win two more sets feeling like that. maria sharapova has made it through to the fourth round in herfirst grand slam event since returning to the game following a 15—month drugs ban. the 2006 champion beat teenage american sofia kenin on the main show court so the arthur ashe court where she's plyed all three of her matches, in the tournament so far. and afterwards she hit back at caroline wozniacki's complaints, that sharapova gets favourable treatment when it comes to the show courts. with regards to scheduling, as you know, i don't make the schedule and you know i'm a pretty big competitor and if you put me out in the parking lot of queen's in new york city i'm happy to play there. that's not what matters to me. all that matters to me is i'm in the fourth round and i'm not sure where she is.
the domestic rugby union season got off to a pulsating start last night with gloucester scoring a last minute try to beat defending champions exeter chiefs 28—21. the game was level at 21—21 and heading for a draw when gloucester fullback jason woodward popped up in the 82nd minute, of the game, to snatch an opening day victory. in the nights other premiership game, newcastle beat worcester 35—8. the expanded pro 1a also got underway last night and it was an impressive start for ulster. they beat league debuta nts the south african side the cheetahs 42—19. all black, charles piutau scoring one of ulster‘s six tries. there were also wins, for edinburgh and munster. wigan returned to winning ways after their challenge cup final defeat with a 26—16 win over st helens in the super eights. anthony gelling scored one of their four tries as they close the gap on third placed hull to just two points. elsewhere, castleford won at huddersfield and wakefield beat salford. mercedes are setting the pace in monza, ahead of
the italian grand prix this weekend. valterri bottas, and lewis hamilton were quickest in practise yesterday bottas topped the second session, following hamilton, who wasjust ahead of him in first practice. hamilton's title rival sebastian vettel wasn't too far behind the pair. final practise and qualifying get underway later this morning. now most of us, will have played crazy golf maybe on holiday, but did you know if you're good enough, you can turn professional. the world championships took place in hastings earlier this summer and the british team leave for croatia this week for the world adventure golf masters. earlier this summer they came flocking to the home of crazy golf at hastings which has hosted
the world championship for the last 15 years. it may not be st andrew's or erin hills even, but attention to detail is just the same. they do have some of the most challenging holes including the watermill. while for most of us it is just a bit of fun on holiday, some like three time champion chris here, take it very seriously indeed. a lot of people say crazy golf, but when they come and try it and see how skilful it can be. you can go around the country opening courses, advertising crazy golf video games i've done in the past. so you get to play internationally as well. at least in miniature golf you don't have to worry about big tee shots and the power of your stroke, it is about the putting, isn't it? it is about the putting. lovely. he has got past the blades or the arms of the windmill. it's a risk. it's a blustery day so the windmill is quite apt today. has it gone through?
oh, it went through, but too long. mini golf started in the usa in the 1920s when rooftop courses popped up everywhere in new york. it was an easy way for inner city golfers to improve their putting. they come here from over the world to compete including olivia from the czech republic who won here in 2013 and turned professional when she was aged seven and perhaps why olivia was crowned world champion again this summer. i started playing when i was three years old. i like it. it's myjob and my life. it is part of a thriving professional world scene now in crazy golf. our great britain team are going over to croatia to play in the world golf masters. we play the top germans, the top swedes and against people across the world. america have got a team. there is this whole domestic and international scene, but the world crazy golf championship, there is nothing like it. it is just unique as an event. the world championship which offers a £1,000 prize is open to amateurs
too using whatever they can find, but it is the professionals who now go on to represent great britain at the masters in croatiam at the masters in croatia, hoping to inspire the next generation as well. for all of us, crazy golf can be oh so frustrating. all the holes are par two including the helter—skelter. could it go? no! can i have that? it bobbled out. it bounced out. it was almost a hole—in—one! asa as a caddy once said to me, "call the police." you were robbed. that was a great shot. to go professional and to challenge for the world title, you need 11 hole in ones in a round of 18. it is some going, isn't it? that would be tough. it looks
like great fun. i have been sent a picture of hartley hare. a scary hare. it is not his fault. he was a lovely ha re. hare. it is not his fault. he was a lovely hare. he was a childhood hero of mine! famous for its wobbly sets and slightly shaky story lines, crossroads was one of the country's favourite tv shows, running for almost 5,000 episodes. but most of the programmes were never kept. but a team of archive hunters has unearthed some lost clips from the 19605 and they'll be shown to fans later today. ben sidwell has had an exclusive preview. hello david. good grief is that the time? from the 19605 through to the 19805 crossroads was something of a national treasure. filmed in birmingham, the soap opera regularly drew audiences of up to 15 million people. it's jill chance.
for fans of the programme jane ro55ington is a very familiar face having played the character jill throughout almost all of cro55roads 4,928 epi5ode5. so who better to bring to birmingham city university to watch part of the programme not seen for more than 50 years. i can't believe it all. i'm still not convinced that i wasn't at that wedding. i seem to remember quite a lot about it. i think it was the first wedding we'd ever done. de5pite recording five epi5ode5 a week, the majority of the early programmes were destroyed. it was too expensive the tape. so they used to wipe the tape and just reuse it which is probably why these odd bit5 ju5t get left behind. but now a team of birmingham archive hunter5 led by chris perry have managed to track down some of the earliest 5urviving programmes, believed to have been lost forever. yeah, in many ways this is a quite
a holy grail for cro55roads fans. some of the footage was very mixed up. some cans would have footage from the 19705 in it and in the same can something from 1965 so there was no real method to how it had been stored. you're not supposed to be here. outside if you please. the characters that were in it were not really bizarre. they were people you knew and i think that was the magic of it. later today, fans of cro55roads will get their own chance to watch this rediscovered piece of soap opera history for the first time in more than half a century. we're joined now from birmingham by chris perry, who led the team that di5covered the5e previously lost epi5ode5. where did you find threm? there were rumours that the cans had been around at broad street, at central
tv in the 1980 and central wa5 bought out by different companies. they went down to nottingham and down to perry lane and across to technicolour and came back up to itv and leeds and it was due to the perseverance of the archivist and us going through the cans and trying to work out what was there. it wasn't an easy taskment we were expecting one can that had a few hits of film in5ide one can that had a few hits of film inside it and there were 32 cans it turned out. you described them as the holy grail that you have been searching for. why? why do they matter so much? in tv terms cro55roads wa5 matter so much? in tv terms cro55roads was a matter so much? in tv terms cro55road5 was a soap matter so much? in tv terms crossroads was a soap opera is ses mated and there is hardly any episodes surviving before 19.81. so from that point of view it is very unusual to find any at all because most of it was live. most of it was shown five days a week and the thing is there is such a lot of people that still love crossroads. i am not
a big fan of it i have to say, but there are lots and lots of people out there that think it is a fantastic series and it is great if you can help people. you mentioned earlier hartley har, and we have found missing hartley hare as well in ourtime. found missing hartley hare as well in our time. chris, you're spoiling us. we are looking at the archive, weddings and tears. it is no the crossroads that i remember i guess growing up watching it in the 70 at tea—time. some of the stuff you found in the reels is very different. it is ambitious some of it? yeah. i think it makes me certainly re—evaluate. people think of crossroads as being victoria wood and acorn antiques and wobbly sets. a lot of the footage was set abroad in paris and tunisia, you have got plane chases where lard london gets into a plane and chases a drugs
smuggler across the english channel to france. it makes you realise that lou grade spent a lot of money on crossroads to make it a prestigious drama series. that does not look like the crossroads i remember. the bit we are seeing at the moment. you found these reels and harty hare. what is the ultimate challenge? what would you love to find most of all from our tv past? that's a difficult question. to many people, what i might think is worth finding maybe is what they don't think is worth finding. ithink is what they don't think is worth finding. i think out there there are episodes of doctor who, the avengers and the likely lads and top of the pops. i think people still have those sitting in their lofts or in their sheds. you would be amazed. dad's army was once found in a garden shed. i live in hope that
more things will come up and when you do features like this on your show it does lead to people ringing and e—mailing and suggesting things and e—mailing and suggesting things and things are found which are great. he hope the bbc breakfast ones have been destroyed and they are not in somebody‘s attic somewhere. i can't believe you went to all that effort and work to find a show thaw didn't really like! the main stories. more heavy rain is battering parts of southern asia which has been devastated by flooding leaves millions homeless and more than 11100 dead. utility companies could be charged by the hourfor companies could be charged by the hour for digging companies could be charged by the hourfordigging up companies could be charged by the hour for digging up busy companies could be charged by the hourfor digging up busy roads in england. the government thinks the policy would force contractors to speed up their repairs. he don't want tomasz to speed up the
forecast today. so you want to speed up forecast today. so you want to speed up the weekend? i'm sure most people don't want that. they want the whole weekend to linger. i know what you're saying. today is going to be the best day of the weekend. so we wa nt to the best day of the weekend. so we want to hold on to the best of the weather. we want it to last for longest. look, this is what is happening. this is what is happening right now, what is heading our way. the cloud will be rolling off the atla ntic the cloud will be rolling off the atlantic and it will be in place across western parts of the uk. tomorrow. that means things are looking cloudy and damp. let's enjoy today's weather and it really is not looking bad at all. we might get a couple of showers today. the majority of the country it is a fine afternoon out there. we have got light winds. the sun is quite strong still at this time of year. the
temperatures are decent enough. and a nice day along the south coast of england as well. notice these are the showers here. maybe the south east and parts of east anglia. and then this evening that weather front moves off the atlantic as promised. so this is the beginning of sunday's damp weather. by the early hours of sunday morning i suspect raining in plymouth and maybe cardiff and through belfast we would have had a wet night. many eastern areas waking up wet night. many eastern areas waking up to dry weather. the reason why the difference between the east and the difference between the east and the west is the west, in the west we have got a very slow moving weather front. it will claw its way, move slowly during the course of the morning and into the afternoon, but it will be clouding over everywhere. in places like hull, norwich, perhaps the extreme south—east, maybe staying dry through the day. the rest of the country will be cloudy. rain at times, not all the
time, quite murky, cloudy, drizzly conditions. so not a perfect picture. and that willjust carry on until sunday evening and next week is looking unsettled too. here is a summary. let's enjoy saturday if we can with sunshine, rain on sunday. that's it from me. bye—bye. enjoy the weekend. it flies by for sure. it does, doesn't it. i hope you get to enjoy yours as well. robert webb made his name in the comedy series peep show with david mitchell. and now he's given an honest account of his own life and upbringing in a new memoir. how not to be a boy is a revealing story from childhood to fatherhood. before we chat to him, he is here. here is a clip from the first show from peep show from 2003. the thing is, well, there is no easy way to
put this, butjohnson has invited me in with him. he wants me to get into bed and team up with him. it would mean relocating to cardiff? you're kidding. look, i really feel! need to go for this jez. kidding. look, i really feel! need to go for thisjez. it is not as if it's the end for usment we're still the old dude brothers. it'sjust i'm leaving. i can't spend my life with you at base camp. ok. ok. that's fine. i'm fine with that. good. you at base camp. ok. ok. that's fine. i'm fine with that. goodm you at base camp. ok. ok. that's fine. i'm fine with that. good. ifi keep smiling maybe he won't leave. actually this is a pretty cool place, isn't it? chopsticks. these arbit long for me actually. he has cracked, i hope he doesn't do anything drastic. 14 years ago. people who like to see me age 14
yea rs people who like to see me age 14 years in one second. we have got a picture here when you were a boy. years in one second. we have got a picture here when you were a boylj had all the zoro stuff. zoro doesn't have a stick with chalk on the end. i remember those. neither did you go around with a thing saying zoro, but that was my grandmother making sure eve ryo ne that was my grandmother making sure everyone knew it was a zoro costume. why have you written a memoir now? well, i thought i had a good story to tell. a mixture of typical things and unusual things and i have always had this preoccupation with gender and masculinity. the story has a theme. i'm looking at events of my life through the prism, the focus of how boys are supposed to be boys and girls are supposed to be girls. i found all the messages about how boys are good at swimming and
climbing trees and i couldn't do any of that. i found climbing trees and i couldn't do any of that. ifound it climbing trees and i couldn't do any of that. i found it quite a tight fit. so i've always had an interest in and! fit. so i've always had an interest in and i thought i would approach it through a memoir. it starts in childhood. we have got that picture of you dressed as a superhero. you say at the time, it was an uncomfortable match? steve austin and zoro and dick turpin and logan and zoro and dick turpin and logan and monkey. you watched a lot of telly. not a father among them. not one. the other noticeable thing with the exception of doctor who, not many problems in life that can't be solved by punching someone quite ha rd solved by punching someone quite hard in the face. these are my alternative role models and we're off toa alternative role models and we're off to a terrific start. having read your book, there are some uncomfortable portrayals or memories that you've put in of your father. yeah. and your brothers to some
extent. yeah. and your brothers to some exte nt. h ow yeah. and your brothers to some extent. how did they feel about, how do your brothers feel about this? my father was on a short fuse and he was, he drank a fair bit and he punished his sons physically when they stepped out of line. this is they stepped out of line. this is the 705 when we still had corporal punishment in primary schools. teachers could come at you with a stick and that was fine. so he wasn't really doing anything that wasn't really doing anything that was unusual for the time and place and in the rest of the book i try to be as fairto and in the rest of the book i try to be as fair to him as possible. there are be as fair to him as possible. there a re lots of be as fair to him as possible. there are lots of things to admire about my dad and the story is one of forgiveness in a way. my brothers are cool with it. we have a slight delivrn memory because they are five and six years older than me. so they we re and six years older than me. so they were scared of hill, but i was five andi were scared of hill, but i was five and i never really understood what i'd done wrong. my attitude to him was straightforward dread. whereas they have a slight delivrn idea, but it is the truth as i remember it. you talk in the book about how the
impact of having him as your dad and that example of masculinity affected you as you were growing up and dealing with it. yourfather died in... 2013. you have possibly written this with him still alive? no. absolutely not. because, you know, as i say, i'm generous to him in the end, but some of the stuff that he found different, he just didn't, this was good at having a young family. not everyone is. but there are problems he had there i couldn't just ignore them there are problems he had there i couldn'tjust ignore them because it is sort of part of the story and when i became a father i certainly, i have never been violent with the children i would rather chew my arms off rather than hurt my daughters, the bread winning panic, i am the father i must do, i must go out and work which was fine. i was working and my wife abbey was working and with a little bit ofjuggling that would have been fine, but instead i just said yes to everything. because
you have got this kind of this thing that you have been, you have had modelled for you. i was freaked out andi modelled for you. i was freaked out and i started drinking more than i had been before. so you know you have to keep an eye on those influences and just occasionally, don't live in the past, but i found it useful to go through those influences so that i can keep an eye on, you know, what the ought owe pilot will get me to do if i'm not careful. thank you very much for coming in robert. it is interesting you how you just accept yourself in society and accept yourself in society and accept that you're not to be labelled. that's that kind of book. we didn't get to talk about your sitcom. it is on wednesday at 10pm on channel 4. that's it from us today, ben and sally will be here tomorrow from six. have a lovely day. goodbye. this is bbc news — i'm shaun ley. the headlines at 10:
paying for road closures — new proposals to charge utility companies by the hour, for roadworks which cause disruption. more flooding feared in south asia. 1400 people have been killed, and 40 million left homeless or displaced. floods have risen just from the small amounts of rain we've had this morning, and i think that gives you a sense ofjust how vulnerable these areas are. also in the next hour — the us counts the costs of tropical storm harvey. president trump tells congress he wants nearly $8 billion as a ‘down—payment‘, to tackle the flooding in texas and louisiana. a grammar school in orpington backs down, after trying to force out children who didn't get the top grades. and in half an hour, the travel show goes to the unspoilt island of providencia. .. and asks where all the tourists are.