tv The Papers BBC News November 25, 2018 10:30pm-11:00pm GMT
hello this is bbc news with me, rachel schofield. the headlines: theresa may urges parliament and the public to back her brexit deal after it's endorsement at today's eu summit. jean—claude juncker, president of the european commission, warns mps that the agreement is the best and only deal on offer. unsafe and poorly tested medical devices are being implanted into patients, according to a global investigation. thousands of facebook documents are seized by mps investigating the tech giant over its use of data and privacy the tech giant over its use of data and privacy. you're watching bbc news — in about ten minutes‘ time — a little later than usual due to some transport issues — we'll bring you our look at tomorrow's papers with my guests the parliamentary journalist tony grew and caroline frost — the entertainment journalist and broadcaster. before that, you can enjoy the film review. and mag and welcome to the film
review on bbc news. —— hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news, with mark kermode. is it a bumper crop this week? kind ofa kind of a bumper crop. assassination nation is a violent satire. a new take on robin hood. and the return of lisbeth salander. there was a film out a few years ago which was a horror film taking place on social media and i really liked it. i was surprised by how effective it was. the audience were shouting to turn off the laptop, but the whole point is that you can't. this is set in salem, massachusetts. four young women finding themselves the victims of the witch—hunt, after there is a huge data breach. somebody hacks the conservative town's database.
lots of people leading conservative lives. releasing secrets onto the internet. all the anger and heed to is turned towards these four women. meanwhile, the division between how people feel about this divide between the older generation and the younger generation. here's clip... there are two types of people. there are people who have come to term with privacy being dead and the old people who are still trying to fight it. i guess. the internet is amazing. this guy in minnesota, he's 42 or whatever, he subscribed to my amazon wish list and he buys me stuff all the time. why? i guess he likes my insta, likes that i am real. i'm cool and, you know,
i'm a free soul. it's really sad because basically, 90% of people are just so sad and lonely and, like, have such an unfulfilling life. if i'm, like, inspiring people, you know, and my life is so cool and, like, people connect with me on such a level, then, like, basically, myjob for the day is done. so, like, mark, did you, like, connect with this film? you laughed at that clip, though. because it is — i mean, it absolutely, you know, is on the money. what i like about it is, on the one hand there's echoes of films like heathers and actually, to some extent, clueless. and then obviously the crucible, because, you know, are in salem. and it also has a very sort of strong dose of a film like the purge, in which society just descends into total anarchy. we begin with people rampaging around with masks on and a voiceover says "how is it that this civilised society turned into this?" and these four women are being chased and it basically is scratching away at the surface of the modern world and saying underneath it, all those old prejudices, all those
old hatreds, all those old witch—hunt instincts are still there. i really liked it. i mean, i think it walks on sort of a knife edge between social exploration and gleeful exploitation. i think some people will find it too tough, i think some people will find it too savage, i think some people will find it just simply too violent. i didn't. i thought it had a real bite. i liked how self—aware it was — and i went in only knowing the title and thinking "yeah, this may work, it may not." and i was surprisingly impressed — even from an old man's point of view. no, i thought it was really sharp! you're not old at all. um, robin hood. i think i've seen almost every tv and film version of robin hood. am i gonna like this one? well, it depends. did you like what guy richie did with the legend of king arthur with king arthur: legend of the sword? no. no, exactly. well, in that case, you're in pretty much the same territory. what this does is it gives you robin hood, but a very, very modern robin hood, so there is a lots of kind of geezery inflections and, you know, modern camera stuff and at one point, robin is sent off to the crusades, which are filmed like the gulf war. he's got a bow and arrow and yet
somehow, the action sequences, you keep expecting, like, helicopters to come overhead, and the whole things, like, very, very self—consciously modern and taron egerton is robin of locksley and ben mendelsohn absolutely has a ball as the sheriff of nottingham — which is always kind of the best role in the robin hood films. you remember alan rickman completely stealing robin hood: prince of thieves away from kevin costner? in the case of this, um, it's not so much revisionist asjust rubbishing the old version of the story. there is a bit in the beginning in which this voiceover says "you don't want a history lesson. i won't give you that. well, get this instead." so, on the positive front — you have ben mendelsohn having fun as the sheriff of nottingham, wearing an outfit that appears to be left over from a fetish cosplay party. and on the other side of it, you have something which makes no sense, doesn't attempt to make any sense, has nothing but swagger and style and doesn't have enough of that to carry it through. and literally leaves you thinking "is this more or less ridiculous than russell crowe's accent when he did robin hood?" and my own feeling is the russell crowe version was more boring, but this is more stupid. chuckles all right, now, claire foy, formerly known as the queen, now known as the girl in the spider's web.
yeah, so, she's back. she's the latest incarnation of lisbeth salander. this is based on a book by david lagercrantz who took over from the stieg larsson trilogy, which was so well received. so she's a cyber—hacker, she's an avenging angel, she is called upon to steal from nasa a programme which can access all the world's computer codes. and, of course, everybody wants it, it's gonna fall into the hands of the wrong people, particularly a sinister group called the spiders. and whereas previous instalments of this series were basically psychological thrillers, this is much more an action—adventure. here is a clip. alarm clock rings
loud explosion definitely lots of action! yeah, action—packed. it doesn't have the grit of the films that starred noomi rapace. it has something of the visual style of the david fincher american version, but what it does have going for it is claire foy. i mean, the story itself almost goes into superhero territory — there are points in which they are jumping into matte—black cars and big motorbikes and it starts to look like a batman movie. there's lots of stand—offs between people extravagantly dressed, you know, so they turned up for a battle after having just gone to a designer shop.
but she's really good because even when the film doesn't make any sense, you believe in her character. and i think it's interesting from her point of view, she's taken this role on to see if she could, you know, ithink, you know, do something she hadn't done before. she described it as like flexing a new muscle. and that is what it's like. and she is the strongest thing about the film, and i'd say she is a reason to see the film. the rest of it is much more sort of hollow and empty and it's playing to a mainstream audience. it doesn't have that dirt under the fingernails that the original ones did and it doesn't have quite the style of the fincher. because they were brilliant plots. this sounds like it is more action, less plot. yeah, i mean, this is a kind of mission:impossible plot. i mean, you know, the plot is there's a thing that allows you to have access to all the nuclear codes in the world. i mean, that is a mission:impossible story. that's — or a batman story or a superman story. not a, you know — but it is fun, but empty, but she carries it off. fun but empty? yeah! what kind of an endorsement is that? some of the best things are fun but empty! all right. well, best out? well, 0k, widows.
i love it, you saw it, you weren't convinced. i really enjoyed it — no, i really, really enjoyed it. i don't love it as much as you. i thought maybe too many characters, actually. and, ironically, ithought "this would make a great tv series," to explore the characters — which is what it was originally. yeah, and this is a different version of the story that doesn't need to be a tv series. it absolutely needs to be a movie. and it's exactly the right length, ben, it has exactly the right number of characters. it is perfection. it — you know, for me, it is a 5—star film. i remember the tv series, and thought it was great. this is a different beast. ok, i give it four stars. or maybe three, i'm not sure. 3.5! ok, best dvd? 0k, skyscraper — the rock meets the towering inferno. i mean, the towering inferno and die hard are basically the same film anyway. what was it lacking? the rock. and what i really enjoyed about this film is it's one of those movies that really does what it says on the tin. it's like "0k, just leave your coherent facilities outside". this is a movie in which it's a bloke versus a great big building and there's a bunch of stuff is gonna happen and we're gonna nick riffs from the lady from shanghai and all these other things, but in the end, it's going to be
the rockjumping from one very high thing to another very high thing, while being the rock. i think — i love the rock. i love towering inferno, i love die hard. i really enjoyed skyscraper! yeah, but you never leave your coherent facilities outside the cinema, do you, mark? well, i think — i think the smurfs sequel was a challenge. laughs all right, mark, thanks so very much for being with us, as ever. mark kermode there with his thoughts on the week's releases. just a very quick reminder before we leave you that you will find more film news and reviews from across the bbc online. that's at bbc.co.uk/markkermode. and you can find all of our previous programmes on the bbc iplayer. that is it for us this week, though. thank you so much for watching. goodbye from us. hello and welcome to our look ahead
to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. i promise you it will have been worth waiting for! with me are broadcaster and tony grew, parliamentary journalist and caroline frost, entertainment journalist and broadcaster. i'm glad you made it, tony. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in and, unsurprisingly, they're dominated by brexit. let's talk you through a few of them. the times says theresa may will warn mps to back her deal or face going back to "square one". the daily telegraph reports that the prime minister will challenge jeremy corbyn to a televised debate on her brexit deal. the financial times is also
reporting she will lead a two—week long hard sell for brexit deal, telling mps they risk "plunging the country into more division and u ncerta i nty" country into more division and uncertainty" if they reject the deal. the daily express says mrs may will warn mps they have a duty to get on and deliver brexit for voters. the metro is saying the prime minister has warned the time for talking is over after eu leaders signed off on the deal and all britain they should "take it or leave it. the independent‘s front page has the word yes in different european languages but asks whether mps were also backed the deal. the daily mirror, time for the hard bit. they say the prime minister faces a fight to keep herjob as mps
line—up to block plans. and, likewise, the guardian says theresa may will struggle to sell her deal to mps. it also reports on an investigation into faulty medical devices which have caused injuries and in some cases death. there we are, that gives you a flavour. exit very much dominating. tony, starting with the daily express. get on with it, the main headline. what angle on all of this? firstly, the express was strongly brexit newspaper and has come out firmly on the prime minister's side, saying it is time to get on with it. mps will be asked to be voting on the 12th, on the agreements reached with brussels. we expect there to be at least five days of debates in the commons before this so it will be a big set piece in parliament but while that is going on theresa may will be attempting to sell her deal to the public. trying to go sort of above the heads of her own mps and indeed the labour leader and saying, "it is this deal or no deal and this
is decision time. my cab was a little late, which is why was late tonight, but i was listening to a songin tonight, but i was listening to a song ina tonight, but i was listening to a song in a taxi by a band called steeler‘s wheel, "close to the rest of me, jokers to the right. and if... it will much as the circumstances. britain has to decide whether to accept it. interesting, caroline, ina whether to accept it. interesting, caroline, in a way the eu has helped cement this deal that it is this deal or nothing, and they backed up on that today and it seems to be very much the line she is taking. yes, just as she is saying, take it oi' yes, just as she is saying, take it or leave it, that is the message thatjuncker is or leave it, that is the message that juncker is equally telling his allies in the year. tony had his musical metaphor, so this morning i
was watching bjorn of abba being presented with the image of theresa may dancing to dancing queen at the tory party conference, and he said "she is a brave woman, she has no red and somehow made it to the lectern. " red and somehow made it to the lectern." and that is what i thought, very awkward manoeuvres and somehow got to that lecture on —— she has no rhythm. withstood all the so—called letters of no confidence. borisjohnson not going home and taking his ball with them. the telegraph are saying, pitching it very much that the dup will be out to vote against the deal. we have all the likes of andrea leadsom, still talk of her resigning because of the backstop situation, so the clowns are very much all around her still, knocking at the door, but within there seems to be this bunker of this two—week pr blitz. to keep
saying "the nation has had enough," it is really making me quite sick. you can't keep saying something over and overagain and you can't keep saying something over and over again and hope you can't keep saying something over and overagain and hope if you can't keep saying something over and over again and hope if you just help them enough times, it is what the nation wants. not necessarily, i'm part of that nation, i watmore discussion and i want them all to go away and i want to follow tony blair down the second vote at this, if needs be —— i want more discussion. interesting, the telegraph picking up interesting, the telegraph picking up this idea," are you sick of hearing about brexit? " the prime minister picking on brexit boredom and idea that the country wants to get on. i'm not sure i agree with the idea the country has been bored. in terms of the second referendum, we are leaving in 107 days, there is not going to be a second referendum as it legally can't happen in that timeframe. there were also not be a general election this year because of the process we have to go through on that time required. if they want to bring down their prime minister in the tory party, it will achieve little nothing. if you have a
no—confidence vote and decide you don't want her to be leader of your party, she continues as such time as they have another leader and that will take leader contest and that will take leader contest and that will take leader contest and that will take time. in some ways she is a strong position, and don't forget she is the prime minister and has that ability to speak to people, but i don't think it is about boredom. it is about reality. was always going to come down to a messy, mice that would please no one and she has managed to achieve one. many people thought she would never come to an agreement with it you and john hodge juncker has managed to keep the other members together, has managed to get this through, at the european council without a vote, this is a unanimous decision from them. i think what theresa may is banking on, f! may, 94 mps are stomping around saying they will not vote for it, but i also hearfrom around saying they will not vote for it, but i also hear from tory mps, quite a strong sentiment when they speak to constituents —— if i may, 90 tory mps are on the road. she is not held by these men constantly resigning around her, but like an
immovable force theresa mayjust continues. caroline, the nexts weeks so continues. caroline, the nexts weeks so crucial in the run—up to the 12th of december on the vote. we are hearing in the daily telegraph and many election campaign as she seeks atv many election campaign as she seeks a tv debate withjeremy corbyn, calling her net to come and have it out with her and see what the labour party have as well? this is one of the issues, the labour party in some ways in their own model, they have been quite silent on some issues with their own divisions? —— in their own muddle. he has been extreme the quiet, jeremy corbyn saying things like "the second vote is for another day," kicking the ball into the grass, she has effectively put on boxing gloves and said "come if you are hard enough," fighting stance in the first time we have seen that. everyone has remarked on her quiet by closed doors, powers of persuasion. not a stunt politician the way we have seen people in the past, but perhaps this is the time to really put these two together. if that happens, and
it possibly should have happened two years ago, pre—referendum, ideally, but nevertheless it will be interesting to see what comes out. just one irony, during a snap election she called, the disastrous election she called, the disastrous election she called in 2017, she refused a head—to—head debate with jeremy corbyn and now she's gunning for, principally because i think she knows if she gets them in front of the british people and says "i have a plan, what is yours?" it will expose some of the labour weaknesses, there are six tests... saying this deal doesn't need any of their tests and therefore they can't support it. i'm not in the prediction business any more, as anyone else, but i do think... it will be really difficult for her to get this through parliament, but it isn't over yet, that's what i say. interesting as well. tony, you made the point, for the european member states, it has been considered a success. they have managed to pull themselves together and not have anyone jump ship. themselves together and not have anyonejump ship. in themselves together and not have anyone jump ship. in the daily telegraph article, caroline, it says... trying to find it, they say
they will be relieved, in a way that it didn't end in any kind of colla pse it didn't end in any kind of collapse for europe. there was a lwa ys collapse for europe. there was always a sense that if britain sta rts always a sense that if britain starts to go, other people might get ideas about pulling out and renegotiating. that has been the great precipice, with the uk leaving you would see the collapse of the great european project, and so while we have had our turmoil inside the uk, who goes where politically, they have had that on a massive scale with countries, i mean, all of those countries equally having a say, as tony said, suddenly local politics coming into play, spain wanting to talk about gibraltar, france wanting to talk about fishery rights in english waters, so all of that going on, for them to be able to somehow keep those people on the bus is no mean feat. whether that will continue, we will see. now they realise they have a bit of leverage because of this backstop, we will see. because of this backstop, we will see. we will do more brexit in the next hour, but in the meantime, tony, take us to the guardian. as you would expect, big picture of
theresa may and plenty on the deal, but also faulty implants. what is this? an investigation both here and in the us, around the world, conducted by some 252 journalists and 59 media organisations, finding these failures across the globe with people have had surgical implants, hip replacements, that sort of thing, that have failed, and there is concerned there has been a lack of regulation at the way in which these things enter into the marketplace. it says in the uk alone there have been 62,000 adverse incident reports linked to medical devices and more than 1000 people have died as a result. it is obviously are significant, serious failure, notjust in our nhs but across the world, and there are some concerning things here. it says people, patients were given faulty pacemaker is when the manufacturers knew there were problems, and also that surgeons were unable to tell patients about the risk of an implant because of a lack on the register, in other words instead of there being problems across the
have a of cases have a i of cases are i have a i of cases are i ha asked, in a lot of cases are being asked, giving devices to implant that they don't really have information on. not that much transparency. the bbc we re not that much transparency. the bbc were also involved in that investigation and i think there will be more about it on panorama tomorrow night. we can't go in this review without touching on the jungle. caroline, the metro has that picture ofjungle agony, all about noel edmonds. tell us more, for people not in the know? yes, back, and we have dec with holly willoughby as his mate and hosting capacity, but more importantly it is all about the contestants, and while we had a week or so of very good willed communications between the likes of harry redknapp and nick knowles, and you kind of get these unlikely camp mates and bromancest cropping up —— bromances surprisingly cropping up. last year,
that one, i would argue that class war had never been so aptly... but this year all of them getting on very well, then noel edmonds entered the camp. he was presumably told to wear his crown and be disruptive, and he was. this seems to have confused by a few vero salatic into twitter and social media to complain he is lording it over the rest of them, kind of missing the point that that was perhaps hisjob. but clearly it is doing hisjob, the ratings have never been higher, holly willoughby confounding any fears that ant and dec are not the kryptonite without which ideally cannot operate, so the juggernaut... and noel‘s neil, no meal or dual... are you a fan of all this bug 18, brain eating —— bug eating. are you a fan of all this bug 18, brain eating -- bug eating. no, it is horrible show. and the enduring appeal of noel edmonds is what i ta ke appeal of noel edmonds is what i take away. mr prime—time saturday
night, then he reinvents himself as i think he invented that quiz show, that right, deal or no deal? and now back on one of the biggest rated programmes on television, so fair play to him. and the fact they kept him as the last consistent doing a co ntesta nt, a nd him as the last consistent doing a contestant, and we think of him as someone from our generation... yes, he belongs to us. to me the interesting thing about the show as well, while we are always been told kelly is a young person's game, all about the young contestants looking very attractive in the shower, but when it comes to the storytelling and those that make the president is the likes of noel edmonds, harry redknapp —— we are told that telly isa redknapp —— we are told that telly is a young persons' game. authenticity. i think there is proof of this, even with the show the spec, it continues to be the older folk pulling in the punters which is heart—warming. folk pulling in the punters which is heart-warming. what makes it a family show as well, the kids going "who's that?" the dad says "noel edmonds!" yes, our childhoods. ..
that's it for the papers this hour. tony and caroline will be back at 11:30pm for another run through. but first, time for the weather. hello. well, after days of chilly easterly winds, and at times cloudy weather, a complete change on the way in the coming days. the atlantic weather systems will start knocking on our door from tuesday onwards. monday still looking fine across the uk, that is if you don't mind those chilly eastern winds. this is what it looks like over the next few hours, so the wind out of the east continuing to drag in some cloud. further showers around across yorkshire, eastern scotland, and temperatures by early monday, above freezing in city centres. outside of town there will be a touch of frost, particularly across northern and north—western areas. tomorrow, very much in east west split. easterly wind will continue to bring a lot of thick cloud to the east of the country, so from london all the way to edinburgh, whereas in the west we will have some sunshine, so fine weather for places like cardiff, liverpool, and glasgow.
tuesday morning onwards, those weather fronts start to line up in the atlantic and head our way, and on top of that increasing winds as well. this is the morning. rain reaching cornwall and devon, parts of wales, eventually belfast as well, and by the afternoon central parts of the uk, but for most of the day it looks as though northern areas will stay dry. misty and foggy for a time in the morning. let's look at the weather in the middle of the week. big low—pressure well and truly in charge, in fact dominating the whole north atlantic. look at all of these isobars. with that also comes much milder weather which will also be reaching all parts of the country by wednesday. lots of showers, gale force winds inland, even severe gales along some of these western coast. winds could prove disruptive. these are the average wind speeds. in many cases, you could double or maybe even triple in some of these northern areas
that average winds. the temperatures, 14 in london, 11 degrees in the north. so double figures throughout the country. on thursday, again, low—pressure very close to our neighbourhood, again sending strong winds, mild air and frequent showers, but in between those you will get the sunshine as well. that is if you not stuck underneath the weather front, and there will be one for a time at least across southern areas. then you can see the weather breaks and you can see some sunshine developing, through the middle part of the day. so not all bad, not raining all the time. 14 degrees in london but it won't feel like it in the wind or of course caught up in the showers. on friday again, low—pressure moving across the country, bringing further strong winds perhaps to the south as well. bye— bye. this is bbc news. i'm rachel schofield. the headlines at 11pm: theresa may urges parliament and the public to back her brexit deal after its endorsement at today's eu summit. the british people don't want to
spend any more time arguing about brexit. they want a good deal done that fulfils the vote and allows us to come together again as a country. jean claude juncker, president of the european commission, issues a warning to those mps who think the eu can be persuaded to make further changes. this is the best deal possible for britain. this is the best deal possible for europe. this is the only deal possible. ukraine's president says he will propose martial law