Entertainment

Last week’s Bavard Bar Caption Competition

The Bavard Bar has been described as Ted Talks for ordinary people. A selection of speakers, talk about their passions, all brilliantly hosted by the irrepressibly cheerful Tim Crook.

For the duration of ‘the difficulty’ Tim has moved The Bavard Bar online.

Each week he hosts a caption competition, for which The Chatty Chimp supplies an image. This was last week’s picture.

Can you do better?

BBC News coverage to be cut to 10 minutes a day

With the worldwide lockdown curtailing almost all activity, the BBC has decided to cut their news output to 10 minutes a day.

The BBC’s Head of News said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to save a packet. Nothing is happening, so all we need is a bulletin that leads with ‘Corona Virus Lockdown continues’, follows it up with ‘valiant NHS Staff don’t have enough PPE’ and finishes with a heart warming story about some child from Middlesborough getting a thousand likes for his dead Granny on Instagram, before she looks wistfully at the camera and tells us that, “It’s what she would have wanted”.

Thank fu&7 for that says Kirsty Wark

Weinstein tests positive and begins 23 years isolation

Following his positive test for Covid 19, former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has gone into isolation for 23 years.

“It’s a long period to stay indoors,” a spokesman for the movie mogul said, “but the government is taking a strict stance on these things, and it’s the right thing to do. He’s receiving regular visits and being spoken to through a steel door. Neighbours are bringing him his meals, too.”

The neighbours are looking out for him!