THE Imperial War Museum in London was all over my Twitter feed on Thursday thanks to some irresponsible click-bait headlines. They’re holding an exhibition about the peace movement and, as a souvenir, are reprinting the Government’s infamous Protect and Survive booklet.
This prompted one newspaper to run the misleading headline: “Armageddon advice to be re-published”.
In these tense times, that probably shocked and disturbed a lot of people. I was one of them.
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But perhaps all publicity is good publicity, and perhaps the Imperial War Museum deserves it.
It’s one of the best I’ve ever visited, and Britain at War: Imperial War Museums at 100 (BBC2, 7.30pm) celebrates its importance, and that of its four other venues, by focusing on 10 items from its vast collection and having a famous “advocate” tell us about it.
Simon Weston, Bear Grylls, Al Murray and Kate Adie take part, reminding us of the constant horrors of war, and how they’re never confined to the past.
I WAS prepared to wince at Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief (BBC1, 6.45pm) – singing and dancing and fun? Ugh, it sounds awful, but then I checked the calendar and was reminded that it’s Saturday night and that this is probably the quintessential Saturday night show. It’s like a continuation of the awful TV talent shows which normally clog up Saturday night schedules, except the singers here possess a smidgeon of talent and are doing it for charity rather than a record deal with Simon Cowell.
A panel of celebrity judges, including Miranda Hart, Jennifer Saunders and Julian Clary, will deliver the verdicts on Coronation Street actress, Sally Lindsay, who will have a go at Slade’s Cum On Feel The Noize.
Also stepping up the mic are the posh couple from Gogglebox, Steph and Dom.
They will be performing Dead Ringer For Love, as sung by MeatLoaf and Cher.