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Last Tango in Halifax ‘to use margarine’

'Mind you, it costs a packet so don't bloody use it all at once'After long deliberations and ‘some experiment in rehearsal’, the producers of Last Tango in Halifax have opted to use a well-known brand name margarine in a much-awaited key scene. Director Mike Smillers said: ‘We were pretty sure we weren’t going to use butter, even as an ‘homage’ to the French original ‘Last Tango in Paris’. Someone bought 200 grams of salted Lurpak to the read through, but we ended up using it for sandwiches.’

The cast did experiment with lard in an early rehearsal. Co Star Anne Reid told the TV Times: ‘There was a lot going for the lard lobby. Very northern and down to earth, and no strain on the production budget. And luckily neither of us is a vegetarian. But after Dinner Ladies, I was uncomfortable with it, frankly, and so was Derek, eventually.’

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Posted: Jan 14th, 2015
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Anger as BBC invites ‘Earth Wind & Fire’ to take part in election debates

‘We felt that people may be tiring of politics by the time of the debates and our focus groups told us that the perspective of some non-politicos and a stonking rendition of ‘Boogie Wonderland’ would help keep things fresh’.

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Posted: Jan 14th, 2015
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Food banks ‘too big to fail’ warns think tank

‘These banks are at the heart of the nation’s service industry and have come to represent everything this government stands for,’

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Posted: Jan 14th, 2015
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Enoch Powell Pound Shop to close

'easing the economic burden of immigration' since 1968Launched as an experiment to see if mild racism might reverse the effects of the recession, the stores stocked a large number of budget patriotic trinkets and cleaning products, such as Union Jack dishcloths, porcelain bulldogs and 100% pure white spirit.

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Posted: Jan 13th, 2015
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French immigrants ‘fraudulently using alias Charlie’

‘Thank the Lord our security services are monitoring Twitter and found so many of these bastards claiming ‘Je Suis Charlie’ when actually they were called Mo, Ahmed, Mohammed, and even Dave,” said Jacques Le Pen of Liberte, Egalite, Frenchy Only.

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Posted: Jan 13th, 2015
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