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-Hello from the Highlands of Scotland. I'm Lucy Siegle.
-And I'm Larry Lamb
and this is the Best Of Britain, as seen on The One Show.
We've come to the enchanting town of Oban, famous for its seafood,
..And a Bonfire Night display which became an unlikely internet
sensation when all the fireworks went off at the same time.
Don't worry. Tonight will be highlights all the way, as we give you another
chance to see some of your favourite One Show films.
Coming up, can you really slide a 1,000 tonne bridge on washing-up liquid?
The 104 metre long bridge was built
120 metres away in that direction.
Plus, a time for romance underneath the Glasgow station clock.
I'm so in love with this guy, I can't deny it any more.
And the mystery of the Luton cat burglar. Angellica Bell has the tale.
He's been bringing unusual items home.
One of his favourites is some underwear.
This is a ladies' thong and a chicken fillet.
-He brought that in?
-He brought that in.
-That is a bit strange.
Now, here's something really special to start with -
killer whales off the coast of Scotland.
They're incredibly difficult to find, but our wildlife man,
Mike Dilger, he loves a challenge.
When the One Show received news that killer whales had been spotted
close to our shore, we just had to check it out.
You've got the west coast of Scotland over there, we've got
Skye over there and we've got a huge school of common dolphins
joining us on our journey, looking for these killer whales!
We trawled the area with little success.
It's such a hard animal to find,
but eventually, our network of local contacts gave us
the breakthrough we needed. It was all hands on deck!
They're just right ahead. Right ahead!
Yeah. Oh, look at that! Oh, my word!
You're never going to believe this.
We've just spotted killer whales off the front of the boat.
I think I can see three. There's a huge dorsal fin. And one there!
Look at that! It's absolutely huge!
Oh, my word! There's two enormous fins. They've got to be two males.
Oh, that's sensational!
'In fact, there were four individuals.'
Wow! Look at that!
We think this pod of killer whales belong to the west coast community.
It's thought there are nine members in the family
and it's the only known killer whales
that are resident around the whole of the British coast.
Killer whales in Britain is the subject of a lengthy
Of the three distinct groups that visit our shores,
the west coast community is the only one that stays here all year round.
But with just nine individuals
and a home range stretching between the Outer Hebrides
and Galway in the west of Ireland, to find
them at all in this vast ocean area is simply astounding.
Look at that! The most amazing views!
I keep saying it, but look at the size of those dorsal fins.
Bearing in mind, we're only seeing a tiny proportion of the animal.
We can see a little bit of the back and some of the head and the
blowhole, but underneath, certainly those males will be between seven
and eight metres long and will weigh up to five and a half metric tonnes.
That's five and a half tonnes of animal you're looking at.
Sometimes called the wolves of the sea,
these powerful hunters need a lot of food to keep them going.
And in the waters around Scotland,
they could be feeding on a multitude of species.
Working as a pack, their diet includes
everything from porpoises to seal pups, squid and fish.
Oh, it just doesn't get any better than that.
There are two males here, a female and a juvenile. All flanking.
Fantastic! You don't appreciate as well, they're such social animals.
It may be a top hunter, but it's an animal that lives together,
cooperates, hunts together.
What a day! It felt like they were putting on a show just for us.
Here we go. Watch...beautiful! Look at that!
Yet, unbeknownst to us, below the surface,
they were busy living up to their name.
They're about 15 metres off the front of the boat, here.
Our skipper, Rob Adams, had spotted something floating in the water.
They're coming for it. They're coming for it.
Oh, my word!
I've just seen one of the most remarkable things I've ever
seen in my life. We just spotted a piece of meat in the water.
We think it's possibly the remains of a harbour porpoise.
And then right in front of my eyes, a killer whale just came up and grabbed it.
That's absolutely astonishing. Did I think I'd see killer whales?
Maybe not. Did I think I'd see them eating? Not even 0.1% of a chance!
Absolutely amazing! Unbelievable!
Oh, that's it! Take me home, can't get any better than that. That is just astonishing.
Now, you don't just see whales out at sea round here.
Back in April, a whale actually joined visitors here in Oban
and became a tourist attraction in its own right.
Chris Jackson, you were there.
I certainly was and I had the camera with me as well,
so I was able to get some of the first images.
The whale surfaced in front of the youth hostel, just across there.
And we got a lovely image of its tail as it went under the waves.
And sure enough, it was a sperm whale.
I bet you couldn't believe your eyes.
I didn't know what it was at first. I just knew it was very big.
How big was it?
It was about 20 metres long and probably weighed about 30 tonnes.
-And what was it doing here?
-Why was it here?
-Well, nobody really knows. It seems to have lost its way.
It turned left at the Hebrides, instead of right, and whereas it was
probably on its way to the Azores, it decided to spend the week in Oban.
Do you think it had maybe heard
-that Oban was the seafood capital of Scotland?
-I'm sure it did.
That was it! That was the reason!
That was the reason the sperm whale came to Oban!
How did it feel, though, to see it?
Normally, when you get a wildlife encounter like that,
it's uplifting that something from the oceans suddenly shows itself.
We probably know more about space than
we know about what's going on in the oceans, so when you get a close encounter with a big
beastie like that, it really is an amazing experience
and in the end, it just turned round and swam out to sea.
-So it was a happy ending.
-It was a very happy ending indeed.
Well, thank you, Chris, for sharing it with us.
Now, the last few months have been very exciting for 007 fans,
with Skyfall being the first Bond film ever to
take £100 million at the UK box office.
In fact, the producers are preparing the 24th film in the series
and plan to start shooting some time next year.
But where would Bond be without that famous theme tune?
Here's Brandreth, Gyles Brandreth.
From the moment Dr No hit the big screen, it wasn't
just 007 who grabbed the world's attention - it was the bold
and enigmatic tune that accompanied the title sequence.
I have been expecting you, viewers.
Bond villains may come and go,
but the James Bond theme tune has endured for 50 years.
THEY SING ALONG
Everyone knows the tune, but few know who composed it.
Monty Norman was a big name in the theatre of the '50s and early '60s.
His musical about the murderer Dr Crippen was
backed by Cubby Broccoli, later producer of the Bond films.
Cubby Broccoli rang me and asked me to come
to his office to meet his new partner, Harry Saltzman.
He said, "We've just acquired the rights of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels.
"We're going to turn them into films.
"The first one is going to be Dr No. Would you like to do the score?"
-Did you know the James Bond novels?
-No, not really.
I mean, I'd heard of James Bond, but I'd never read them.
Then Harry Saltzman made him an offer he couldn't refuse.
He invited Monty and his family to Jamaica where the film was
being made, hoping to inspire him.
That was the clincher for me.
I don't know whether the James Bond film is going to be a flop or
anything, but at least we'd have a sun, sea and sand holiday.
Monty was inspired and, armed with the script, began to write the score.
He needed a bold theme to open the film.
So, tell me, where did the James Bond theme come from?
It came from a musical that Julian Moore and I were writing,
called A House For Mr Biswas, based on VS Naipaul's novel.
Monty's musical, based on the story of an Asian community, featured
traditional Indian instruments, but it never made the stage.
So I went to my bottom drawer,
found this number that I'd always liked
and played it to myself.
# I was born
# With this unlucky sneeze
# And what is worse
# I came into the world
# The wrong way round... #
So, it had this very Asian quality.
Well, I get the Indian feel, but where is James Bond in all that?
I thought, "What would happen if I split the notes?"
So I went...
PLAYS JAMES BOND THEME
And, immediately, the moment I did that,
I realised that this was what I was looking for.
And the producers agreed.
They brought in a new, young talent called John Barry to arrange
the piece and both the film and this theme tune were a huge hit.
Barry's name went on to become synonymous with 007,
which led many people to think he had composed the theme tune.
But Monty's creation had set the tone for Bond.
BOND: I'd like to send a cable.
Yes, of course.
'His sexiness, his mystery, his ruthlessness,
'it's all there in a few notes.'
-BOND: Good night.
-Good night, Mr Bond.
'And, obviously, the world agrees.'
THEY PLAY JAMES BOND THEME
'And, 50 years on, we want to hear Monty's theme
'on the traditional Indian instruments that inspired it.
'International sitar player Jonathan Mayer
'and fellow musicians perform it in the shadow of MI6.'
Monty Norman wrote this tune
and it's conquered the world.
-How do you feel about that?
-I'm very proud of it. Very proud.
I'm happy that it's 50 years on and I'm happy that I'm still here.
There you go.
For your ears only,
the tune from a composer's bottom drawer
that's conquered the world.
Evil Genius Gyles Brandreth
and his suspiciously inanimate cat!
Now, if they're looking for somebody to play Q in the next Bond film,
they could do a lot worse than auditioning our next presenter,
Here he is, armed only with some washing-up liquid.
This is Nottingham railway station.
450 trains and 17,000 passengers pass through here every day.
And, suspended over the tracks, hanging precariously
above the rush-hour activity, is 1,100 tonnes of steel.
This is the new Nottingham Express Transit bridge.
It will be used to extend the city's tram system, creating a new
route that will take it right over the Grade II listed railway station.
But, building a bridge in this hazardous position
would be almost impossible.
To minimise disruption to the busy station here,
the 104 metre long bridge was built
120 metres away in that direction.
Now engineers face the huge challenge of getting
the bridge into the right place.
The journey has taken nine days already
and it still has 30 metres to go.
'In charge of the move is Paul Channon.'
We've had to cross a four-lane road, five platforms,
seven railway lines and a road on this side.
That's amazing! And can you shut those?
No, we're keeping them open through the whole process.
'With a working station below, it would be too
'dangerous to lift the bridge into position.
'So, how do you move a 1,100 tonne bridge?'
-We're basically sliding it across the station.
'Sliding a bridge is no easy feat.
'The bridge is sitting on a series of supports,
'positioned along its length.
'Overnight, hydraulic rams slowly pull
'those supports along a steel plate.
'But, despite the hydraulics,
'the slide needs extra help dealing with friction.
'To show what the team have to overcome, I'm going
'to try my own sliding challenge.
'Not a bridge, but some bridge builders.'
The three engineers there
and the wooden box they're sat on
weighs about 360 kilograms.
Gravity is pulling all of them down onto these two steel plates
and causing lots of friction
and that is going to stop me from moving.
Not going to happen.
To get things moving, I'm adding some non-stick Teflon,
like you'd find on your frying pan at home and a secret engineering marvel.
I'm going to use the power of washing-up liquid.
Remarkably, engineers are using everyday household washing-up
liquid as a lubricant and it's more powerful than you might think.
Let's give it a go.
Look at that!
Washing-up liquid can be as effective as industrial lubricants
but it is easily washed away.
Rather than the two surfaces sliding against each other,
non-stick against steel, we've got washing-up liquid
sliding against washing-up liquid with minimal friction.
The combination of non-stick and washing-up liquid
has reduced the amount of force I need to pull the box by over 90%,
which is why a similar amount of washing-up liquid and a layer
of Teflon can help with something as big as a 1,100 tonne bridge.
The sun is setting on Nottingham Station
and it's time for the bridge to start its journey for the night.
So, I've been given the job of putting on the washing-up liquid.
My wife would be proud.
There you go.
The bridge is on its way.
Before dawn, it must edge along
another ten metres of its epic journey.
This 1,000 tonne plus bridge is moving all down to the non-stick
coating and the washing-up liquid.
The bridge's careful slide will take 12 days to complete
and all the while, the people of Nottingham continue
their own journey down below.
Marty Jopson there with an ingeniously simple solution
to a complex engineering conundrum.
Now, long before Horizon's The Secret Life Of The Cat,
we had The One Show's catnav.
And our star for this series of films was Dennis,
a much-loved pet who enjoyed, well, let's say, collecting.
This quiet suburb in Luton is experiencing an unusual crime wave.
One resident is stealing people's stuff
but this isn't any normal burglar.
It's a cat burglar.
Dennis is only a year old but this feline kleptomaniac has been
up to no good for nearly his entire life.
He's been bringing unusual items home.
Items like a towel, a Fred Perry T-shirt, he brought me a sandal
and a week later, he brought me the other sandal.
One of his favourites is some underwear.
-This is a ladies' thong and a chicken fillet.
-And he brought that in?
-He brought that in.
-That is a bit strange. It really is different.
It's unusual and it's nice to wake up
and wonder what he's brought you home today.
Leslie's box is brimming with Dennis's booty
and it's high time to reunite these items with their owners.
This sounds like the perfect mystery for The One Show catnav
team to solve, so, two weeks ago, we rigged Dennis up with this GPS unit.
This sends us a signal that can be used to plot all of Dennis's
movements on a map.
We also wanted to try and capture some footage of Dennis
actually getting his paws on some of the stuff,
so we had this tiny camera attached to his collar.
This way we'll know whether he's pinching his swag from gardens,
dustbins or even from inside people's houses.
Finally, there's a CCTV camera keeping an electronic eye
on all of Dennis's comings and goings through the cat flap.
We've left Dennis for a week to carry about his thieving business.
We've now collected all the results together to see
if we can crack where he's been stealing from, starting with the GPS.
What you can see is where they're all adding together,
that clump is given as a clear area there which is about half an acre.
-So that is his territory,.
-That's his territory.
Dennis is an animal that is confusing prey with toys, really
and going out and catching toys and bringing them back.
Cats often have trouble killing immediately what they catch,
so by bringing prey back to their homes,
they gain the upper hand if the animal escapes.
They know their territory like the back of their paw,
unlike their unfortunate quarry.
And this is telling us
the possible places that he's more likely to be going than any other.
We can automatically say these houses in this area are our key
suspect area of where he may have been taking stuff from.
We still need to narrow our search but then Dennis gives us the
crucial evidence we need while the rest of the household is fast asleep.
Blissfully unaware of what Dennis is up to, he returns
home from one of his night-time raids, brazenly carrying a sock.
Because we know the time from the CCTV camera,
about three in the morning,
this is on that day, about three in the morning, where he went.
The evidence from collar-cam suggests that at least Dennis appears not to
have been breaking and entering.
It looks like he's just been nicking stuff from people's back-yards.
So there's a real chance we'll be able to reunite
some of the stolen goods in this box with their rightful owners.
The only way to do that is by knocking on some doors.
Leslie is joining me
to track down some victims of Dennis's one-cat crime wave.
Nothing in there.
'At the first few houses, we draw a blank, but then, success.'
-Oh, hang on, this looks a bit familiar.
No luck finding the owner of the white sock
but there are a few more houses still to try.
Oh, you recognise these?
-Yes, they're my mums.
They are mine, yes, I've been looking for those.
Didn't you notice they'd gone missing?
No, they were outside the back door. I didn't notice they'd gone.
Two sandals pilfered a week apart and at the scene of the crime,
we see just how far Dennis had to drag his swag.
He's going to have to go across three, four fences,
at least three gardens, on a wall,
down the side of the garage to get to my house.
The One Show catnav has banged Dennis the menace to rights
and returned some of the stolen goods back into the right hands.
But if you have any cats that have escaped the long arm of the claw
or any other feline mysteries, do get in touch.
Now, if you've ever been to Glasgow Station and looked upwards,
you may have noticed a rather distinctive clock.
To many, it is just a means of telling the time,
but to others, it runs far deeper than that.
Whenever somebody says Central Station, I automatically just
think, "Oh, my goodness, the clock."
Just historic and it's iconic.
The clock now, every time I walk past it,
I always get goose bumps and I always get butterflies.
I knew Marco since I was 16 and he was my best friend at the time.
One night, I was saying bye to him and it was under the clock.
I just went, I'm so in love with this guy, I can't deny it any more.
It was the clock that just kind of made time stand still
and just made me realise that I was absolutely infatuated with the boy.
I saw him walk down from the train
and my heart absolutely stopped beating. I couldn't believe it.
It was such a magical moment and it sounds really cheesy
and romantic to say that, but it was just the whole world stopped.
I think that clock has powers.
To be back here with Cat, yes,
it does bring back a lot of happy memories.
I think our relationship was mainly a happy one.
And we had a lot of our happiest moments under this clock.
Unfortunately, it didn't work out,
but we're still really, really good friends.
When you think of Central Station, the clock is central to that.
I remember what I was doing there, I remember how I felt,
I remember the thoughts going through my mind.
My son was being deployed to Iraq. He's in the Armed Forces.
We were at Central Station to say goodbye. I was feeling nervous.
I was bawling my eyes out.
What mother wouldn't be when their son is going
into a conflict situation?
I remember there being tears
and I remember getting a lot of cuddles, a lot of hugs.
But there came a point when I had to say,
"I need to go, Mum, I need to go."
When you see your only son, your only child walking away
from you with no guarantees that you'll ever, ever see him again,
I would defy any mother to hold it together at that point.
You want that clock to stand still.
You don't want the hands to move because every minute,
every time that that hand moves, it is bringing you closer
to the point where you have to let them go.
Quite a few years ago,
I used to work in a retail unit just further up in the station here.
I had been in the station working for 19 years.
When he used to pop in and out of the shop,
he would say he was doing security checks.
Delivery days, he'd knock on the back door.
I think I was becoming a bit of a pain in the backside.
Eventually, I had the courage to ask Margret out.
Thankfully, she said yes and the first day, we met under the clock.
When I would come down, I could see him standing here
and I thought, "Oh, my God, he looks so nervous."
The sweats would start coming, the shakes would start coming.
As soon as we got under, I thought, that was it.
It was like as if we had did this before.
I think it was a wee peck on the cheek, a wee cuddle,
we went on our way and never looked back since.
Drew and I have been married now 15 years. We've got two children.
The clock just symbolises an awful lot.
It means an awful lot to Drew and I. It is part of our relationship.
It all started under the clock.
Now, Queen Victoria said she thought Oban
was one of the finest spots she'd ever seen and I agree with her.
-We've had a great time, haven't we?
-Yes, we have.
Unfortunately, it's coming to a close.
Yep, we're going to leave you with The One Show spectacular
farewell to Television Centre in London.
Here is Matt Baker and 600 other dancers with a tribute to
Roy Castle's 1977 tap dancing world record.
-What's your name?
Pardon me for asking, but, back in 1977, as a 12-year-old,
were you up here on this wall with Roy Castle
-doing exactly the same thing?
-Yes, I was.
Well, just for old time's sake, you don't fancy re-enacting that, do you?
Oh, all right then.
-But where are all the other dancers?