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Hello and welcome to
The One Show with Matt Baker.
And Alex Jones.
Now what do you think
is going on here?
Is it the BAFTA aftershow party,
getting a bit out of hand?
The scenes outside one
of the KFC's that ran
out of chicken today?
Or a fun day out
for all the family in
a Warwickshire market town?
Let's ask someone used
to answering obscure questions
on QI - Alan Davies.
Nice to see you.
Did you see the TV?
Yes. That will
be a rogue copy of my most recent
It is a traditional
game played every year in
Warwickshire, Atherstone more
That's a game?
We'll find out more
about it shortly.
Alan - we mentioned the BAFTAs
there - how did you think
Joanna Lumley got on?
Did she do a better job than Stephen
I couldn't say. She was
wonderful. She is always a joy, just
to look at. I thought she was really
I enjoyed the circus
interjections that went on.
I thought you might.
We had her on
Jonathan Creek years ago. We were
filming January. I was complaining
about being cold all day, moaning
nonstop, moaning at Sheridan Smith.
She had to do a scene where a heavy
bit of Marble fell on her, knocked
her over, and she had to lie in the
snow for two hours, doing her lines
perfectly without batting an eyelid,
so I think she's amazing.
Also tonight we're
celebrating the music
of the Queen of Rock and Roll.
# Big wheels keep on turning
# Proud Mary keep on burning #.
The star of the new Tina Turner
musical, Adrienne Warren,
tells us what its like step
into Tina's stilettos and will be
performing a huge Tina hit
at the end of the show.
We are looking forward to that.
The chief executive of Oxfam
has issued an apology over
the recent scandal that's engulfed
the charity saying: "We know we need
to learn and change.
And we will listen
every step of the way."
But how much damage have
recent allegations done
to the public's trust in Oxfam?
Matt's been to find out and talk
to the son of the manager
of the first ever Oxfam shop.
This chart in Oxford is the
birthplace of a British institution.
-- this church. For over 75 years
Oxfam has raised billions of pounds
in aid and helped millions of
people. But now it is hit by
scandal. With accusations that its
aid workers abused women and the
fact Oxfam tried to cover up this
For what has happened to have
happened, it is appalling.
believe, you trust in some
organisations, then they just betray
I would now be much less likely
to donate money.
How did it happen?
The committee first met in 1942. It
was a small group united by concern
over famine in Greece. The first
Oxfam shop open just around the
corner here on broad Street five
years later. It is still here, in
fact. Joe Root meeting was the first
shopkeeper here and a man who spent
a lifetime overseeing Oxfam's
expansion into a national network.
-- Joe Mittie. What do you think
your dad would have said and done if
faced with this scandal?
have been very angry, incredibly
disappointed, but very quickly would
want to do everything in his power
to put things right. Because he
would be very conscious of the fact
that there are many millions of
people who have benefited
tremendously from the work Oxfam has
done in 75 years. The sadness of the
current situation can be very
The charity has
apologised but has the trust of its
donors and customers been damaged
I won't be donating
any more. Because they weren't
upfront in the first place.
would not expected from a charity.
But you are also conscious that it
is unlikely to be representative of
the whole charity.
I think they did
a really good job. I would hate to
see them suffer because of it.
think they are being pilloried, I
feel sorry for them, because I
suspect it is quite widespread
within the aid industry.
It has made
them lose a lot of credibility. Next
time I want to donate something I
probably won't go through them.
damage done to Oxfam and weedy to
your dad's legacy, I suppose, of
what he achieved, must be very
painful for you. -- and also to your
Yes. He gave his life
for Oxfam. I cannot stop thinking
about how it would hurt him. But I
do have faith that 75 years of the
most extraordinary record will stand
in good stead in the future.
real shame because everybody who
does work for the organisation and
has been doing a fantastic job, and
all of the volunteers, get sullied
by the actions of probably a few.
Will it change your behaviour going
Probably. You would
probably look at different charities
to donate to rather than Oxfam.
still be happy to donate to Oxfam.
give regularly every month. I shall
continue to do so.
Tomorrow MPs will be quizzing the
bosses of Oxfam. We have heard that
Minnie driver and the Archbishop
Desmond Tutu have cup ties. Simon
Pegg is sticking with Oxfam. As we
heard from Roger, millions of people
who have been helped in the past,
where do you stand? -- cut ties.
Where will students get their
support Oxfam at this time. They
cannot be taken under, allowed to
die, swept away, because of some
peoples behaviour. I'm sure they
will root out individuals
responsible for damaging their
reputation and will survive they
It needs to happen
Let's talk about the second series
of Damned. Brilliant reviews,
Thank you. It is
good. I can say that with all
sincerity. I had a minor role to
play. Is that even the right camera?
Are you filming a passer-by?
It is based on the working life of
some social workers, isn't it?
Children's social services.
difficult to strike the balance
between the comedy of the situation,
but then there is some quite serious
issues which are tackled and talked
about within the sitcom. How do you
strike that balance?
impressive, what they have done. It
really is. It's quite upsetting, you
know, children being taken away,
families, difficult situations that
are encountered by children social
services every day. It goes
unreported, you know? Unless there
was a mistake, something slips
through the net, then it all hit the
papers. It is a show that takes the
work very seriously. It wants to
draw attention to the good work. But
at the same time they have assembled
a good cast of actors and have
written some very funny jokes which
many happen in the office. The jokes
are all at the expense of the idiots
making the mistakes. But they do
open up space in what is a short
half hour to shine a light on some
important issues. I think it's
What kind of reaction and you
get from people who have experienced
situations like the one you are
I have spoken to some
people who worked in children social
services, and it has been mainly
positive. Jo Brand is a kingpin in
the whole show. Will Smith and
Morwenna Banks write it, as well.
They are very keen for authenticity,
all of the procedural things that
would happen, could happen, and a
lot of the cases are based on real
stuff. Authenticity is important.
When it comes to a funny bit we had
to resist the temptation to clown it
up. You must keep everything on the
same authentic level.
You strike a
balance brilliantly. Here is a funny
clip with you in it.
Can I have your e-mail address?
just... I'm just out of a
relationship, actually, a bad one.
was just going to suggest that maybe
I can keep you updated on Sean's
Yes, of course, I shall
type that in.
You are really good
with kids. Better than some of my
I was thinking of a career
change, actually, maybe teaching
might be an option.
But it's tricky
at your age.
As we heard in the clip, your
character is having a midlife
crisis, really, isn't he?
He is. It
reflects a lot of experiences of
people in social services who find
the workload heavy, sometimes
outcomes are unsatisfactory. Lots of
people leave social services and go
to other careers. They have a lot of
sick days. Because people get burnt
out. That is a serious part of what
is happening. That is reflected in
my character, Al, who want enough.
Not that you want out of this
industry at all, you mentioned you
worry co-writer, but you are
focusing on your writing quite a
bit. You are doing a Masters.
I'm going to college every
How are you enjoying it
as a more mature student?
I love it,
I went to Oxfam, I bought a coat!
Two years part-time, my course, all
of the freshers came in, they looked
like my children.
I bet they had an
interesting reaction that you are on
They don't know who I
Jonathan Creek was made
before they were born, but hopefully
they are watching Damned.
Damned continues on Wednesday
at 10pm on Channel 4.
Time for Ritchie Anderson to give us
the full story behind the footage
we showed you earlier.
And - as you're up to
the letter O in Qi - Alan -
we' think you'll find this
Outreageous, Out There
and Off the Scale.
Enjoy it. 28-year-old Scott Wright
is from Atherstone, a market town in
the Midlands. Since he was a kid
he's had just one dream.
For as long
as I can remember, it's been about
this day, it's about winning the
He's been training for
the last three months for this
tradition that is unique to this
town. Being an ad from the Midlands
myself, I have heard a lot of
stories about this medieval game
that has been played every year on
Shrove Tuesday. To the people from
this town it is much more than just
a game. It starts with a giant
leather ball being kicked up and
down the high street. And it ends
with a rugby type scrum where
players try to be the one holding
the ball at the end.
This is where
it happens come up and down this
street, from one end to the other,
the whole surrounding areas know
about it, everybody looks forward to
Why does everybody look forward
It brings everybody together.
As a child you look at the people
taking part as a hero. The ball has
been taking to all of the nursing
homes, care homes, schools, all of
the kids have a look at the ball,
everybody signed it.
There is no
referee. But students are on hand to
It can get a bit
tasty at times. That is purely for
the desperation of people wanting to
win. I'm fully expecting, if I have
got it, I load of blokes to come at
There are no prizes for winning,
just the opportunity to be this
year's local hero. For Scott's mum
being a hero could come at a price.
It is scary. I have seen some of the
aftermath injuries. I get anxious. I
can't breathe. Until the klaxon goes
at five o'clock, then they start
peeling back the bodies, and I
think, at least it is over now.
the morning of the big game. All of
the shops and businesses on the high
street are making their final
preparations. The crowd starts
together. -- the crowd starts to
gather. At three o'clock, the ball
drops. A group of people have just
been slammed into that shop over
there, trying to get hold of the
ball. It's just unbelievable,
really, I don't know where the ball
is now. Eventually the stewards get
things under control and the ball is
kicked up the high street. I've just
seen the ball come out of the
window, adding massive scrum, what
was that about?
It is the crazy ball
game of Atherstone.
It's great fun
to watch, I've been watching it ever
since I was a child. It's great.
I've seen people with injuries,
scratches on their faces.
that every year.
At the end you are
there for a good half an hour and
you are lucky to come out with your
The final kick... They are
punching each other! Look! Oh! While
For the pride of
Atherstone, this is what we do it
for. -- why are they fighting? Come
on! This is all we know.
Oh! Go on,
There is a big fight in the
middle of the street. Why do you and
your kids want to watch that?
Because it is fun.
Where is the
ball? Scott is on the top trying to
get the ball. Amongst the people I
spot his mum, Diane.
I just wanted
to be over soon. It will be.
are police but they leave the
security up to the organisers. Tony
is the Mayor and he helped finance
the game. How can you ensure
people's safety today?
People get injured. They have health
and safety people on site. It is
really at their own risk.
have seen some of this disorder?
can be. But I haven't seen anything
that would raise my concerns.
would raise your concerns?
It's five o'clock
and the game has come to an end.
That was an experience. Whoever the
winner is, they've been through the
mill, they really have. McAuley
Riley was able to hold onto the
ball. He is the new Atherstone Ball
game champion. As the crowds
disperse, I catch up with Scott. For
me, watching that, it was quite
uncomfortable at times. For that to
be happening in broad daylight in
I get that. But you are not an
Atherstone lad. The people of this
town understand it. It is our
culture. The ball game cannot stop.
This is what we live for, you know?
Richie and Scott are here now.
Scott, you said to us earlier on,
when that shot finished, you
actually burst into tears.
was very emotional, 12 months of
preparation had gone into that day,
and this thing here may not look
like much to some but to harvest and
people it is everything. Another
year has passed by where I didn't
manage to take it home.
As we saw
and heard, health and safety is kind
of nonexistent in Atherstone, as far
as this is concerned.
boarded up the chemist! You couldn't
even get a plaster if you wanted to!
You are punching each other, but
what happens when the game finishes,
then? Are you still at each other's
As soon as that Clarkson
goes, the winner is declared, we
shake hands like in other sports. As
soon as it is finished, it is
finished, we have a few beers, we
tell stories of old ball games. Our
stories will have a carry on through
the younger generations as well.
all takes place at A&E, does it?
am sure everyone in Atherstone is
over the moon that you are on the
one show. You were just visibly
No, I have signed up for
next year! You said to me before if
you don't come from Atherstone, you
can't understand what it means to
the people, and if you win that, you
become a legend in the town. Your
family's name is in lights, and we
were walking around one day, and you
said it is John, who won it in 1994,
it is Bob, who won it in 1982.
Wheeling himself down the high
Street! I won in 94!
Even though I
can't understand why it was so
important. I would be terrible if I
was holding onto that all with one
minute to go, I would be like, have
But the community spirit is
incredible, there are not that many
events like that.
It is a wonderful
town, full of wonderful people. That
day, we blow off some steam in the
afternoon but still we welcome
anyone to come, participate, kids
can get involved in the flick out
Golden Penny, there are suites,
pancake races, a lot of community
spirit around the whole ball game.
The names on the ball from care
homes and schools, it is a big
It was everybody,
Juncker old, everybody from the town
of Atherstone that day was there.
Yes, it brings the community
together, but your mum was in bits
though. She wasn't that keen!
know what I would do, I would have a
decoy Ball, a couple of decoy balls.
It's over there! Pelle thank you so
much, Richie, we look forward to
your effort next year.
I am scared
to touch it now in case you bulldoze
me to the floor.
Big thanks to the
winner who lent us the ball for the
In a moment, we'll be meeting
the singer tasked with playing
Tina Turner in a brand new musical -
Tina herself calls her
an 'exceptional talent'.
Looking forward to that.
First, Jean Johansson is going river
deep, mountain high.
Situated amongst some of Scotland's
most beautiful scenery in the
Southern Highlands is the colossal
Cruachan dam, and beneath it lies a
marvel of engineering. One kilometre
underground, this is Cruachan power
station. Enormous turbines convert
the power of water into electricity,
totting up the National Grid at peak
times. -- topping up. Building work
started in 1969 and took six years
to complete. It cost the equivalent
of £420 million today, but a human
price was also paid. 4000 brave men
were tasked with tunnelling into
this mountain. Many of them had to
hand drill through the unforgiving
granite. They were nicknamed the
Tunnel Tiger 's, and their mission
was so treacherous, 36 lost their
lives during the construction.
lives during the construction. For
temporary macro, the memories are
still vivid full stop a much has
You can see where you are
going, hear things.
It is completely
What were the general
working conditions like?
You knew someone was coming
near you because you are up to your
ankles in water at least and every
now and then you would get a wee tap
on your shoulder, just make sure
you're there. Because the noise...
And it was dangerous, and...
It was noisy. I take it the
incentive for you was...
were the wages like?
outside was about £10 a week, and we
had maybe three times that.
it feel to be back here 50 years
It brings back a lot of
memories, some sadness too.
time, health and safety guidelines
were far less vigorous, making their
task even more precarious. Today, a
memorial stands in tribute of those
who lost their lives during the
construction. It must have been a
really hard time.
Yes, a lot of
young men, old men, paid a high
How did you hear the news
when someone had lost their life?
went right through the whole works.
It has never left my mind, you know?
It sticks in your mind.
Of course it
The power station was
considered a masterpiece of
engineering. 50 years on, the
workings and mechanics of the site
are very similar. Engineers David
Tyson and Ted Weedon worked here in
the 50s and 60s. Today they are back
to the first time, along with plant
manager Ross Galbraith. Ross, in the
1950s, constructing something like
this must have been a big deal.
Cruachan at the time was a fantastic
project, really pushing the
boundaries of technology at the
And why did it have to be
built in a mountain?
The location of
Cruachan was really perfect, with
the upper reservoir and the lower
reservoir, you need to have them
close together. We have a huge body
of water for pumping up at times of
And you too haven't
been here 50 years, so how does it
feel to be back?
It is good, it is
lovely to see it again. I am glad it
is still running, it is a robust
design and it is doing really well.
I worked on five power station
projects, and I have outlived three
of them. I suspect this will long be
running after I am dead and buried.
That is a good thing, your work will
be living on. The site was
officially opened by the Queen in
All the firms engaged in the
construction of this great project
will be able to go home with a
feeling of satisfaction that a good
job has been done.
50 years on, the power station still
serves millions of homes across
Britain. A testament to those who
risked their lives to build it.
Incredible shots can adjust this
We are here now
with Adrienne Warren, the star of
the new Tina Turner movie, hello!
So it start in London at the Aldwych
Theatre on 21st of March.
Tina is apparently the reason you
started performing as a child. Gueye
she is, my parents were Tina Turner
fans for as long as I can remember.
There was not
a time that Tina
Turner was not played in my
household. I learned to shape by
hips before I learned to tie my
Service is meant to be.
You have met Tina, singing
alongside her, how has that been?
Unbelievable, but this is such a
beautiful challenge and such
irresponsibility, because I am her
fan first, it means so much to all
of us and the fact that she is
involved, we are so honoured.
has very specific moves, so what has
been the hardest thing to master?
Tina Turner is a force, and she is
known as being a force, so I have
been training physically and locally
for this for months now. People love
her because of the energy that she
brings on stage, and she tells me
there are no short cuts. You have to
give 100% of yourself 100% of the
time, because that's how she treats
If you could sum it
up very quickly, we haven't got long
at all, but what a life she has had,
and this chart the ups, the downs,
the dark times on the celebrations.
Yes, we started with her humble
upbringing in that Bush, Tennessee,
as Annie May Bullock. Her journey
with Ike over to London, where she
becomes the Queen of rock and roll.
Light and shade, then. Adrienne will
sing Aquino classic in a moment.
quick time to say thank you to Alan,
good luck with Damped. Ten o'clock
Channel 4. Next week, actors Stephen
Graham and Lennie James.
Now, performing 'The Best' from
'Tina - The Tina Turner Musical',
it's Adrienne Warren
and the Ikettes.
# Each time you leave me,
I start losing control
# You're walking away
with my heart and my soul.
# I can feel you even when I'm alone
# Oh baby, don't let go.
# I call you, I need you,
my heart's on fire.
# You come to me, come
to me, wild and wired.
# Oh, you come to me,
give me ev'rything I need.
# Give me a lifetime of promises,
and a world of dreams.
# Speak the language of love,
like you know what it means.
# Mm, and it can't be wrong
# Take my heart and
make it strong, babe.
# You're simply the best
# Better than all the rest
# Better than anyone
# Anyone I've ever met.
# I'm stuck on your heart
# I hang on ev'ry word you say
# Tear us apart, no, no
# Baby, I would rather be dead.
# You're simply the best
# Better than all the rest
# Better than anyone
# Anyone I've ever met.
# I'm stuck on your heart
# I hang on ev'ry word you say
# Tear us apart, no, no
# Baby, I would rather be dead.
# Ooh, you're the best #