Channel 5 has somehow already made a documentary about the ongoing search to find and rescue The Titan submersible before it runs out of its four-day air supply.
We all know Channel 5 works quickly when it comes to these sorts of things, but in what might be one of the broadcaster’s fastest turnarounds so far, a documentary about the currently-still-ongoing search for the OceanGate Expeditions ‘The Titan’ submersible that has gripped the globe, is set to be aired on our TV screens tonight.
Not to go into it too much, but to briefly summarise and bring you up to speed, ‘The Titan’ – an experimental submersible that’s roughly the size of a truck – went missing in the Atlantic Ocean last Sunday (18 June) with five people board while on an expedition to see the Titanic shipwreck.
Since losing contact about an hour and 45 minutes into its dive, government agencies and deep-sea specialists have been assisting with an extensive rescue operation over the last three days.
But with an air supply that’s now projected to have around three hours left (at the time of writing), time is, quite literally, running out to locate the sub and rescue those on board.
Producers ITN say the new documentary, which is titled Titanic Sub: Lost at Sea, promises to “go beyond” the current news coverage and bring viewers up to date with everything that’s going on.
Not only that, but presenter Dan Walker will also be exploring the wider context about the voyage, the five passengers on board – the company’s CEO Stockton Rush, British billionaire Hamish Harding, French diver Paul Henry Nargeolet, and prominent Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his son, Suleman – and the overall public fascination with the Titanic shipwreck.
As another sub-plot, the documentary will also talk to a number of culture experts and look at the rise of extreme tourism in society.
Speaking ahead of the documentary airing tonight, Ian Rumsey – Managing Director of Content for ITN – said: “This program will chart everything from the exploration itself, to the rise of extreme tourism, to the rescue attempts, but above all it will tell a very human story that has captured the nation.
“Our expertise and heritage in fast-turnaround documentaries and reputation for responsible filmmaking means we always treat such stories with great sensitivity.”
Titanic Sub: Lost at Sea will air on Channel 5 tonight at 7pm.
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Timothée Chalamet thinks the sexiest British accent is… Hull?
Hollywood A-lister Timothée Chalamet has revealed the British accents he finds sexiest, and the results are unexpected.
The 27-year-old star of Wonka said that a Hull accent is up there as one of his favourites, along with Italian and French.
How does Timothée Chalamet even know about Hull’s existence, never mind know what the accent sounds like?
The star, who rose to astronomical fame back in 2017 with his portrayal of Elio in Call Me By Your Name, and has since starred in blockbusters such as Dune and Little Woman, revealed his favourite access on the current Wonka press tour, The Hoot reports.
Chalamet appeared on LadBible TV talking to Keegan-Michael Key, where they discuss the internet’s biggest debates.
In a segment where they debate the British accent, Chalamet goes on to reveal his top three British accents… and the answers are not what you would expect.
Firstly he admits his favourite is the Hull accent, he says: “I like the Hull accent. Hull is sexy”.
We’ve never thought of the Hull accent as particularly sexy before, but we will absolutely take it.
He then goes onto say: “I like Hull, Essex is my top three, and I like a middle-aged Yorkshire accent.”
We’re not sure the difference between a Yorkshire and a middle-aged Yorkshire accent, but what Timothée wants then Timothée will get.
In the comments, one person said: “I’m from Hull and nobody in Hull likes the Hull accent lol.”
Another joked: “suddenly i have the hull accent.”
And someone else wrote: “good day to have a hull accent.”
So thank you Timmy, we’d have to say that we wholeheartedly agree and that our accent is in fact, the sexiest of them all.
Next time we’d like to see you attempt a Yorkshire accent on the big screen, because we’re sure you’d absolutely smash it.
Sir David Jason set for TV return in Only Fools and Horses documentary Christmas special
In a surprise bit of festive news, the only and only Sir David Jason is returning for an Only Fools and Horses Christmas special this December. Lovely jubbly!
The best-loved and most-watched British comedy of all time will be back on our screens in documentary form this festive season, with Del Boy himself David Jason revisiting the iconic comedy character after 20 years he last played him on screen.
While the legendary sitcom was broadcast on BBC back in the day, the highly-anticipated Only Fools doc will be airing on Channel 5 right before Christmas as a special one-off programme.
Looking back on the show’s incredible run on UK screens over seven series and the several ‘Christmas Cracker’ specials, specifically, the latest Only Fools and Horses documentary will see Jason and a number of other guests appearing to chat about the legendary show.
While it’s still unclear how many of the original cast will be appearing, Jason’s on-screen wife Tessa Peake-Jones (Raquel) is confirmed to be appearing along with other special guests including newscaster Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Bendiorm‘s Sherrie Hewson.
Sadly, a full theatrical reunion just isn’t on the cards following the deaths of Roger Lloyd Pack (Trigger), Kenneth MacDonald (Mike the Landlord) and Buster Merryfield (Uncle Albert) in the 30 years since the show ended its run.
Only Fools writer John Sullivan also sadly passed away aged 64 in 2011 and fellow co-star Nicholas Lyndhurst, a.k.a. Rodney Trotter, told Metro: “We can’t. John is no longer with us. John was the driving force of the show and we have also lost quite a few cast members now.
“I don’t think I could do it without them and I certainly couldn’t do it without John. At the risk of depressing everyone, I think the last two times I’ve seen David has been at funerals.”
Simply entitled, ‘The Story Of Only Fools And Horses At Christmas’, the 90-minute special is yet to have its broadcast date fully confirmed but you best keep your eyes peeled on the TV guide — we’ll let you know as soon we do.
Jason, 81, has only just recovered from hip surgery earlier this year, so it’ll be nice to see his familiar grin back on our screens.
Right, we’re off to binge a whole series on UK Gold.