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Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Roger Johnson and Tina Daheley.

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An end in sight for the big freeze -

but icy weather is still causing

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problems.

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Many rural communities remain cut

off by snow drifts and,

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despite some services reopening,

there are still widespread

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cancellations on rail

lines across the UK.

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Good morning.

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It's Sunday the 4th of March.

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Also this morning,

a warning to councils -

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the government says build

more houses or risk

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losing planning powers.

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And in sport, there

are more British medals

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at the World Track Cycling

Championships and also

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the World Indoor Athletics.

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It is just a few hours until

Hollywood's most important night of

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the, but it will be the big winners

the Academy Awards?

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And in sport, there

are more British medals

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at the World Track Cycling

Championships and also

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the World Indoor Athletics.

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Silver for Laura Muir,

that's her second medal in

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Birmingham.

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They could be more medals to come

for the British team on the final

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day. And Chris has the weather. Good

morning. A murky start to the day

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with ice and frost. More snow to

come, especially in eastern

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Scotland. For many areas the weather

will be getting less severe as the

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thought gets under way. -- thaw.

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Good morning.

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First, our main story.

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Snow and ice continue to cause

widespread disruption

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despite temperatures slowly rising.

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Many rail lines remain blocked

and drivers have been warned

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to expect delays.

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Two yellow warnings remain in place,

covering much of the UK,

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while 16 flood warnings have been

issued for the south-west

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and north-east of England.

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Thousands of homes in cut-off rural

communities remain without power.

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Simon Clemson reports.

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With so much snow to melt and even a

little more in today's forecast,

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some will be living with these

conditions and the disruption for a

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while yet. Northern England, the

Midlands, Wales and parts of

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Northern Ireland could still see

further amounts of snow this

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morning, while Scotland faces more

coming in from the North Sea. The

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Met Office is also warning drivers

to be aware of ice following lower

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overnight temperatures. After some

train operators simply said, don't

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travel, services are resuming. Many

trains will not run today, with a

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number of companies on a reduced

service. Burning mink -- Birmingham,

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Cardiff and Glasgow airports have

reopened, but there are delays and

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cancellations. Some power companies

are planning to fly engineers out

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today to reconnect remote areas.

Thousands of homes remain without

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power. In Devon, work will continue

this morning to get supplies to a

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town and village on the north coast

which were cut off. Elsewhere, in

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Somerset, farmers say they cannot

get their milk out because tankers

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cannot reach them, meaning they are

having to pour thousands of litres

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away.

Dairy farming is hard enough

without losing money, but at the end

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of the day, what can we do? It was

frequent. We've just got to get on

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with it. -- it was freak weather.

There are still flood warnings in

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place along the south-west and

north-east coast as the wind whips

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up the waves. With Scotland on

standby for snow into tomorrow, the

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latest spell of weather is not going

quietly.

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Chris will have a full weather

forecast in around 10 minutes' time,

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and we'll speak to a flooding expert

about the current risk at 7:10.

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Local authorities are being warned

by the Housing Secretary,

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Sajid Javid that they risk

losing their planning powers

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if they refuse to build

enough new homes.

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He told the Sunday Times

that he would be "breathing down

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the neck" of so-called NIMBY

councils to make sure

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they meet their targets.

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Tomorrow, the government

will announce an overhaul

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of planning rules in an attempt

to increase the rate of building.

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Donald Trump is threatening

to impose additional taxes on cars

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imported from Europe.

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The warning has heightened fears

of a trade war between the US

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and the EU after he also promised

to impose hefty tariffs on imports

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of steel and aluminium.

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His latest comments came in a tweet

after he'd previously described

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current trade deals

as "very stupid."

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The construction giant Carillion had

been "aggressively managed"

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to make its balance sheet

look better than it was.

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That was the verdict

of an independent report given

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to its board four months

before it collapsed.

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The chairman of the Commons Work

and Pensions Committee,

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Frank Field, said the report showed

the "gross failings of corporate

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governance and accounting"

at the firm.

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Syrian government forces are

believed to have gained more ground

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in their assault on the last major

rebel-held enclave near Damascus. A

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monitoring group says they now

control around 10% of Eastern

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Ghouta. More than 100 civilians are

reported to have been killed since

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the UN Security Council called for a

ceasefire last weekend. It is

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estimated 400,000 people remain

trapped in the area.

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A man has been charged

with the murders of four people

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who died in a fire which destroyed

a bungalow in Fermanagh last week.

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The victims, including a young child

were members of the same family.

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The man, who's 27 has also been

charged with arson.

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In the last few moments the polls

have opened in Italy to elect

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a new government.

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The election campaign has been

dominated by concerns over

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immigraion and the economy.

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Our Europe Correspondent,

Gavin Lee is in Rome

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for us this morning.

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There has been some suggestion that

a hung parliament is likely?

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Congratulations from all of us. The

big day is getting closer, and now

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pubs will be able to stay open

longer.

Cheers!

On the Friday night

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before the royal wedding and the

Saturday night itself, licensing

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hours are being extended to 1am, so

people have more time to raise a

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glass to the happy couple.

A great

idea, lets all celebrate.

To connect

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the people to the royal family, we

need to be able to celebrate as

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well.

Very much in favour. I think

it is something all pubs need.

And

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this has happened before. Including

for the wedding of the Duke and

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Duchess of Cambridge, and for the

Queen's 90th birthday. It is the

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Home Secretary who can briefly loose

and licensing laws for special

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occasions. -- loosen. Of course, the

royal wedding coincides with this

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you's FA Cup final. But the

government says there have been no

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reports of increased disorder when

pub brawls have previously been

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relaxed like this.

It is all about

community, it is all about

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celebrating, whether it is football

or the royal wedding. I think it is

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going to be a great Dave everybody.

-- day.

Prince and Meghan Markle

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have announced that over 1000

members of the public will be

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invited to the grounds of the castle

to hear the celebrations and the

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wedding bells chiming. Drinkers will

hear a familiar sound as well. Just

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little later than normal.

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In the last few moments the polls

have opened in Italy to elect

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a new government.

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The election campaign has been

dominated by concerns over

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immigraion and the economy.

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Our Europe Correspondent,

Gavin Lee is in Rome

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for us this morning.

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There has been some suggestion that

a hung parliament is likely.

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But a lot of the headlines are

certainly being made by Silvio

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Berlusconi, who could find himself

back in power again. That is almost

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amazing to think of.

Yes, the

81-year-old billionaire is back. I

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am speaking to you from downtown

Rome. Behind me, there is a school

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here, and a few blocks away is

Silvio Berlusconi's Rome residence.

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He is banned from holding public

office, so he could not become Prime

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Minister. But his party, thoughts

Italia, have a centre-right

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coalition and are the biggest party.

-- Forza Italia. Since the Second

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World War in Italy it is pretty

unheard of for a party getting a

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majority, so coalitions matter here.

Italy matters, it is the fourth

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largest economy in the European

Union. It has a problem with debt at

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the moment, although it is

recovering, but when it has problems

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the rest of Europe is affected. With

Brexit on the cards, that matters as

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well. Migration as well, thousands

of migrants arriving on these shores

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in the last couple of years. That is

an issue here. Berlusconi's

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centre-right coalition, and

mentioned that, another within that

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coalition making waves according to

the polls which were a stake in two

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weeks ago, there has been a blackout

since then, is La Liga, the former

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Northern league. Critics called a

xenophobic and racist party. They

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are certainly anti-immigration.

Matteo Renzi's party is also in

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there. The one to look out for is

the Five Star Movement, Luigi Di

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Maio's party, Eurosceptic and

antiestablishment, they may be the

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single biggest party. We will know

more after the polls close here at

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11 o'clock tonight.

Thank you.

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Skaters have been making the most

of the freezing temperatures

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on the Fens at Welney.

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The flooded fields have frozen over,

allowing them to be used as an ice

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rink for the first time

in almost a decade.

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But as you can see, it isn't always

as easy as it looks and experts

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advise never to skate alone

and only if you understand

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the conditions.

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That always terrifies me. You cannot

see how thick the Isis.

Yes, I would

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never want to step out on a frozen

pond.

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The red carpet has been rolled out

for one of the biggest nights

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in Hollywood's calendar as the great

and the good of the silver screen

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prepare to gather for

the 90th Academy Awards.

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The Oscars take place

following months of headlines

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about sexual harassment being rife

in the film industry.

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Our arts correspondent,

Rebecca Jones is in Los Angeles.

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What is the atmosphere

like there ahead of tonight's

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ceremony?

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It is very late in the evening here

in Los Angeles, but preparations

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will be going on throughout the

night to make sure everything is

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perfect for when the stars arrived

on the red carpet in a few hours.

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Let me give you a sense of what is

going to happen. The stars arrive

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down here, they come in three

airport style security, and then

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they walk up the red carpet passed

hundreds of film crews and

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journalists. The plastic sheeting

will have come off by then. They

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carry on up time being and into the

ceremony. Among them will be a host

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of additional needs. -- British

nominees. I should warn you, some of

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the pictures in this report contains

lush photography. -- flash.

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It is the most famous carpet since

Aladdin's, and now it is being

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rolled out before the stars roll up.

Not long to go now, but operations

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continue to Hollywood's ignite. This

Star Wars actor will be making an

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appearance for the first time since

1977.

All these years of watching it

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in my pyjamas, saying, look at her

hair! Now this year I had to put on

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a taxi go and be part of it, because

I'm presenting. -- put on a tuxedo.

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As big an honour as it is to be part

of it, it is more fun to watch it at

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home.

You cannot reason with a tiger

when your head is in its mouth!

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Playing a starring role this year

will be Gary Oldman, who is

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favourite to win Best actor for his

portrayal of Winston Churchill in

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Darkest Tower.

Do they know I'm

black?

British hopes also rests with

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Daniel Kaluuya for Get Out.

I've got

a few text messages for people

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saying, good luck. I'm just trying

to relax and enjoy it.

You may think

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that thing looks human. Stands on

two legs, right?

The Shape Of Water

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has 13 nominations. It's Jewish

Star, Sally Hawkins, is up for best

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actress. -- it's British star.

Francis McDormand is tipped to win

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for three billboards outside ebbing

Missouri. While it may look much the

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same as usual, this is not a typical

Oscars year. The issues of

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harassment and gender equality are

being talked about as much as the

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likely winners, which is threatening

to overshadow the ceremony. Is it

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going to be about the prizes or the

protest this year?

I think you

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decide, that person decides. For us,

it is about the fun. Your life

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should be a protest. Your voice,

every day, should be the protest.

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Not just one night.

I know that if I

get up on the stage I will be so

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nervous...

This woman is competing

against herself, with nominations

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for best costume design for duty and

the beast and Darkest Tower.

How did

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this happen, I don't know!

You have

been in this position before, you

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won an Oscar in 2013 for Anna

Karenina. What is that moment like,

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when your name is read out?

Totally

and utterly overwhelming. It is

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everything mixed up together. It is

a kind of... Absolute shock. And

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then a kind of dread, of standing up

and going up onto the stage. But

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also the most wonderful feeling that

you cannot believe that you have

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actually won.

The stars have been

out and about in Hollywood this

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weekend. But it is just a taster

before the main event.

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Well, the race for rest film is one

of the most un- predict will in

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years. -- the best film is one of

the most unpredictable. Among the

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nominees, Dunkirk, a film I'm sure

many of you have seen. A

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spectacularly successful World War

Two block Oster, much of it made in

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the UK, with British talent both

behind and in front of the camera.

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There is also Phantom Thread, a

strange but dutiful film about...

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Fashion designer, starring Daniel

Day Lewis. -- beautiful film about

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an obsessive fashion designer. The

most important thing this year is

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for them to announce the right film.

There was that hideously

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embarrassing mixup last year when

the presenters announced the wrong

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film. Well, those same presenters

have been invited back this year to

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make the announcement. Of course,

against all of this there is the

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political backdrop. In the wake of

the sexual abuse allegations and

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subsequent discussions about the

gender inequality and

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representation, how much of those

issues will be reflected in the

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ceremony? Or will be revealed in

just a few hours. But for now, from

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me, that is the latest from

Hollywood.

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Rebecca, thank you. Will be talking

more about the Oscars later on. And

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lots of reaction on the programme

tomorrow morning.

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Here's Chris with a look

at this morning's weather.

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The image behind you would suggest

it's still very cold in a lot

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The image behind you would suggest

it's still very cold in a lot of

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places.

We have fairly wintry

weather coming in the next 24 hours.

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We are not completely done with the

cold spell but for many, it will be

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easing. We have a cold start to the

day with frost and ice and hill fog.

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A bit more snow to come today,

particularly across the north of the

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country. Cold air still flowing in

from the continent across northern

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areas and this less cold areas

drifting in across southern areas of

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England and Wales and that will set

the floor in place. We also have

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rain showers moving in, too. -- thaw

in place. A bit of freezing rain

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around so things could again turned

icy for some of us this morning.

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Take it easy out on the roads. Murky

conditions as well. As we go through

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the day, an area of rain moving up

from the continent, moving into the

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East Anglia and parts of East

England. Snow working in across the

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North of England and Scotland.

Probably a bit more of a wintry mix.

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Over the health, several more

centimetres of snow possible. -

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around eight or nine in the south.

As the go through the

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As the go through the night, called

MS back into the end the night

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working in towards Scotland. -- cold

air.

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Cold enough pockets of frost in

rural areas. An icy start for one or

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two of us on Monday. By the end of

Monday, several centimetres, maybe

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as much as five or ten centimetres

across the hills of Scotland. An

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area of rain looks set to move in

across parts of western England and

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Wales and otherwise, a few more gaps

in the cloud and some sunshine

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coming through. Temperatures coming

up to 11 degrees in London. Closer

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to normal. The Atlantic is still

pretty blocked at the moment. We

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don't have weather systems moving in

from the United States as they

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normally do but a lot of low

pressure moving in that will be with

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us for a few days. It will be still

on the cold side, call than normal

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but not as bitter and cold as last

week. Plenty of showers around

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thanks to that area of low pressure

as well and a bit more snow to come

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across northern areas. For example,

snow works in on Tuesday across

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Scotland. The majority will be

across the hill areas as

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temperatures continue to rise.

Temperatures in Edinburgh should

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stay around six degrees. More likely

rain with sleet mixed in. The big

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picture is the weather is easing,

the thaw setting in place but for

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some, more snow to come particularly

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the thaw setting in place but for

some, more snow to come particularly

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across the North of Scotland.

So,

Chris, if you look into your weather

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crystal ball, is that it for wintry

weather? Are we will

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weather? Are we will -- are we done?

Temperatures will stay a bit cooler

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than normal over the next month and

when we get weather systems moving

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into the cooler air, there is always

the risk of returning to smoke but

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it is more especially across the

hills rather than the widespread

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snow we have seen and the severe

weather. I don't think we see any

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return of that there is the risk of

further spells of snow as the

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systems moving to the cold air.

A

bit more with Chris at it later.

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It's technically spring, isn't it?

Not technically warming up but just

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less cold.

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We'll be back with the headlines

at 6:30 but now it's time

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for the Film Review

with Mark Kermode and Jane Hill.

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Hello, and welcome to

The Film Review on BBC News.

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To take us through this week's

releases is Mark Kermode.

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What have you been watching?

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We have Red Sparrow,

the new film starring Jennifer

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Lawrence.

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We have A Fantastic Woman,

which is Chile's Oscar entry

0:19:450:19:48

for the Foreign Language

Film Academy Award.

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And Game Night.

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Is it a game or is it real?

0:19:510:19:53

Red Sparrow.

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Yes, so Red Sparrow

is very interesting.

0:19:580:20:00

It's based on a book

by a former CIA operative,

0:20:000:20:03

Jason Matthews.

0:20:030:20:06

Jennifer Lawrence is a Russian

ballerina who is violently recruited

0:20:060:20:09

to become a sparrow -

an undercover intelligence agent.

0:20:090:20:11

She is taught how

to seduce her prey.

0:20:110:20:19

She is sent to Budapest

on the trail of an American,

0:20:200:20:23

played by Joel Edgerton,

whom she meets, and we know she has

0:20:230:20:26

to win his confidence.

0:20:260:20:27

But it seems fairly early

on that they both understand

0:20:270:20:30

what the other is.

0:20:300:20:31

Here is a clip.

0:20:310:20:32

Dominika.

0:20:320:20:32

You know my name?

0:20:320:20:33

You told me.

0:20:330:20:35

You stole my ID from the pool.

0:20:350:20:37

That would be illegal.

0:20:370:20:41

Were you just looking for me?

0:20:410:20:42

I'd know where to find you if I was.

0:20:420:20:45

I'm curious, did you want me to know

you were following me

0:20:450:20:48

or are you just real clumsy?

0:20:480:20:50

You Americans think

we are so interested

0:20:500:20:52

in you, don't you?

0:20:520:20:53

What made you want to

become a translator?

0:20:530:20:55

My mother is ill.

0:20:550:20:56

If I work for the government,

the state helps me to care for her.

0:20:560:21:00

My uncle helped me get the job.

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Your uncle is a very powerful man.

0:21:020:21:04

In my country, if you do not matter

to the men in power,

0:21:040:21:07

you don't matter.

0:21:070:21:08

Hey, I would like to see you again.

0:21:080:21:10

Why, are we going to become friends?

0:21:100:21:13

Is that what you want?

0:21:130:21:15

I don't have any.

0:21:150:21:16

There is a Russian restaurant right

by the opera, have dinner

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with me there.

0:21:190:21:26

So it is an odd movie.

0:21:260:21:27

On the one hand, it looks

like a mainstream glossy thriller.

0:21:270:21:30

It is directed by Francis Lawrence,

who did some of The Hunger Games

0:21:300:21:34

movies and it has English

and American actors speaking

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in Russian accents like that.

0:21:360:21:39

I wasn't sure about that

accent, I've got to say!

0:21:390:21:42

But the other side is that it is

nastier than you would expect.

0:21:420:21:46

It was precut from an 18

to get a 15 certificate,

0:21:460:21:49

and in the very first assignment

she has, there is a graphic sexual

0:21:490:21:52

assault when she is sent

to the training camp,

0:21:520:21:55

in which she is led

by Charlotte Rampling.

0:21:550:21:57

It is really quite tough

and distressing and oddly explicit,

0:21:570:22:00

and then the violence,

the outbreaks of violence

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during the movie are

wince-inducing fare.

0:22:020:22:04

I imagine that some people

who are Jennifer Lawrence fans

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from the Hunger Games might

find it hard to take.

0:22:070:22:09

There is an argument

for saying actually,

0:22:090:22:11

it's not glamorising it,

it's saying this is really rough

0:22:110:22:14

and nasty stuff.

0:22:140:22:14

Then you think, well,

actually Jennifer Lawrence's fans

0:22:140:22:17

have already come through Mother!,

the Darren Aronofsky film.

0:22:170:22:19

She is having a run

of peculiar films.

0:22:190:22:25

Absolutely, and she made that

strange science fiction movie

0:22:250:22:27

which again divided audiences.

0:22:270:22:28

I like the fact she makes bold

and often strange choices.

0:22:280:22:31

I like the fact she

doesn't play it safe.

0:22:310:22:36

She is the centre of the movie.

0:22:360:22:38

It is very changeable tonally,

so sometimes it is almost high camp,

0:22:380:22:41

sometimes it is people

chewing the scenery,

0:22:410:22:43

and doing the stuff that

you would expect and sometimes

0:22:430:22:46

it is really, you know, nasty -

and I mean properly nasty,

0:22:460:22:49

gritty - and I know some people have

found that intolerable.

0:22:490:22:52

I think it is interesting.

0:22:520:22:53

I think it is nothing

like as mainstream as I expected it

0:22:530:22:57

to be, and that is for the better,

but it is not for everyone.

0:22:570:23:00

No, and I cannot handle violence

at all, as you know.

0:23:000:23:08

You are not going to embrace it.

0:23:140:23:16

I'm afraid I'm out.

0:23:160:23:17

It is not going to happen.

0:23:170:23:18

However...

0:23:180:23:19

Let me suggest you see

A Fantastic Woman, Chile's entry

0:23:190:23:21

for the Foreign language Film Oscar.

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So the story is Daniela Vega,

who is brilliant as Marina.

0:23:230:23:26

She is a waitress and aspiring

singer who finds herself shut out

0:23:260:23:29

of her own life when her older

partner dies and her family -

0:23:290:23:33

the family of her partner -

suddenly descend and say "You can't

0:23:330:23:36

come to the funeral,

you can't come to the wake,

0:23:360:23:39

you cannot stay in the apartment

you have been living with Orlando

0:23:390:23:42

in, and you need to

give back the car".

0:23:420:23:49

The reason they find her

threatening, not just

0:23:490:23:56

because she is the other woman

with whom Orlando ran off,

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but she is a transgender woman.

0:23:590:24:01

And they consequently think

that she is a threat

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to what they call

their normal lives.

0:24:030:24:05

Throughout the film,

she says "My name is Marina",

0:24:050:24:07

but they refuse to call her that.

0:24:070:24:09

One of the sons calls her Maurice.

0:24:090:24:11

At one point, the wife

calls her Daniel.

0:24:110:24:13

The whole movie is about her

defining her own character,

0:24:130:24:16

finding her own space.

0:24:160:24:17

And what is really interesting

is that her name is echoed in these

0:24:170:24:21

visual motifs throughout the film.

0:24:210:24:22

It opens with a waterfall,

a seascape on the wall

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of the bedroom.

0:24:250:24:26

The film itself goes

from being classical romance

0:24:260:24:28

to a social realist drama to a weird

Lynchian thriller and at one point,

0:24:280:24:32

it turns into a musical replete

with levitation sequences.

0:24:320:24:34

I thought it was wonderful.

0:24:340:24:35

I thought Daniela Vega

was wonderful, mesmerising

0:24:350:24:37

in the role.

0:24:370:24:38

You completely understand

and care about her character

0:24:380:24:40

and the situation she is in,

and I thought it was a really good

0:24:400:24:44

piece of work.

0:24:440:24:45

And I loved it so much,

I saw it and I went straight back

0:24:450:24:49

and watched it again a second

time because I thought

0:24:490:24:51

there was so much in it.

0:24:510:24:53

I think you will really like it.

0:24:530:24:55

There is a recommendation!

0:24:550:24:56

Fantastic.

0:24:560:24:56

I look forward to that.

0:24:560:24:58

Game Night.

0:24:580:24:58

Yes.

0:24:580:24:59

I have read quite a lot about this

film and I still don't understand

0:24:590:25:02

what it is about.

0:25:020:25:03

OK, so it is - basically,

here is the best way

0:25:030:25:06

of describing it.

0:25:060:25:07

Game Night - so therefore it

lifts its rifts from The Game,

0:25:070:25:11

the David Fincher

movie, and Date Night.

0:25:110:25:12

Hence Game Night.

0:25:120:25:13

There are two characters

who are obsessed with games.

0:25:130:25:16

They agree to take part in a murder

mystery but when it starts off,

0:25:160:25:20

maybe it is not a game,

maybe it is real.

0:25:200:25:22

Maybe this loaded gun is not a prop.

0:25:220:25:24

Maybe it's real.

0:25:240:25:25

That is the thrill.

0:25:250:25:26

It is a kind of an idea

we have seen done before.

0:25:260:25:30

If you think about films

like After Hours or Into the Night,

0:25:300:25:33

a normal couple gets sucked

into strange underworld crime.

0:25:330:25:35

However, it begins with them

just having game night

0:25:350:25:38

with their friends.

0:25:380:25:39

Here is a clip.

0:25:390:25:40

Come on, Max!

0:25:400:25:40

And go, go, go!

0:25:400:25:42

Oh, easy - the famous actor

we met at the airport

0:25:420:25:45

about eight years ago.

0:25:450:25:46

Who?

0:25:460:25:46

Only actor we have met

at an airport who's famous.

0:25:460:25:49

Bobby Flay?

0:25:490:25:49

He was in front of us at the Sbarro?

0:25:490:25:52

We wondered why he wasn't

in the first class lounge.

0:25:520:25:54

Oh, yes, yes...

0:25:540:25:55

Who was that?

0:25:550:25:56

God damn it!

0:25:560:25:57

Max, there's is a whole room

of people to help you out.

0:25:570:26:00

Use us.

0:26:000:26:01

Good point.

0:26:010:26:01

He was the Incredible Hulk!

0:26:010:26:02

Eric Bana.

0:26:020:26:03

Other one.

0:26:030:26:04

Um, Mark Ruffalo?

0:26:040:26:04

Other one.

0:26:040:26:05

Lou Ferrigno!

0:26:050:26:05

Holy...

0:26:050:26:06

Primal Fear!

0:26:060:26:06

Richard Gere never played

the Incredible Hulk!

0:26:060:26:08

Time!

0:26:080:26:08

Ed Norton.

0:26:080:26:09

Oh!

0:26:090:26:09

Primal Fear!

0:26:090:26:10

That is why those

games are so annoying.

0:26:100:26:12

But you laughed all

the way through that.

0:26:120:26:14

I have this rule that a comedy can

only count as a comedy if it makes

0:26:140:26:19

you laugh more than six times.

0:26:190:26:20

You laughed more than six

times in that clip.

0:26:200:26:23

Here's the thing with Game Night.

0:26:230:26:24

I looked at the trailer and thought

it is going to be that movie we have

0:26:240:26:29

seen umpteen versions of but I got

away with it because the cast gave

0:26:290:26:32

it their best, the gags are funny.

0:26:320:26:34

I do think that gag

about Richard Gere, that is good,

0:26:340:26:37

and that standard of gag is kept up

all the way through.

0:26:370:26:41

Even through the set

pieces and the very sort

0:26:410:26:43

of contrived set-ups.

0:26:430:26:44

They bump into people they think

are playing being criminals

0:26:440:26:47

but they are real

criminals, or are they?

0:26:470:26:49

That goes on all the way through

the film, but I kept laughing.

0:26:490:26:52

It kept me laughing,

and nobody was more surprised

0:26:520:26:55

than I was that that was the case.

0:26:550:26:57

OK.

0:26:570:26:57

I am still not 100% sure.

0:26:570:26:59

But anyway, OK.

0:26:590:27:04

A Fantastic Woman

is one you will love.

0:27:040:27:06

I look forward to that and I am sure

about The Shape of Water.

0:27:060:27:09

I love it.

0:27:090:27:10

I think it's wonderful.

0:27:100:27:18

Yes, I like it.

0:27:200:27:21

Do you feel as strongly as I do?

0:27:210:27:29

I loved it in a curious way,

but I enjoyed every moment.

0:27:320:27:35

It is great that it has

been multiply nominated.

0:27:350:27:38

It looks wonderful, brilliant score,

fantastic performances,

0:27:380:27:40

and I have seen it three times

and I will watch it again,

0:27:400:27:43

because it is a lovely fairytale

that you can keep revisiting.

0:27:430:27:46

It is Splash meets the Creature

From The Black Lagoon,

0:27:460:27:49

and that's an ideal film for me.

0:27:490:27:51

Yes, it is best out.

0:27:510:27:52

And should I say see

it on a big screen?

0:27:520:27:55

Because visually,

it is so impressive.

0:27:550:27:56

Yes.

0:27:560:27:57

When it comes out on DVD,

I will tell you the opposite.

0:27:570:28:00

I will lie.

0:28:000:28:01

You will have it in

the best DVD category.

0:28:010:28:03

Yeah.

0:28:030:28:04

So best DVD for this

week is Florida Project.

0:28:040:28:06

It is a shame it wasn't more

represented at the awards.

0:28:060:28:09

I mean, everything is coming up.

0:28:090:28:11

Willem Dafoe is the only one

who has been represented.

0:28:110:28:13

I think it is great.

0:28:130:28:15

It is a humanist, wonderful,

modern version of Our Gang

0:28:150:28:17

brilliantly directed

from the director of Tangerine.

0:28:170:28:19

Such a shame it has fallen into one

Supporting Actor nod.

0:28:190:28:22

But that tells you what you need

to know about awards -

0:28:220:28:26

they are nonsense.

0:28:260:28:26

Well, thanks!

0:28:260:28:27

Thanks for that thought!

0:28:270:28:28

But it is beautifully made

and it is starring some people -

0:28:280:28:31

some of the people in it have not

had formal acting training,

0:28:310:28:35

alongside people like Willem Dafoe.

0:28:350:28:36

And that's what - the real genius

of it is you get someone

0:28:360:28:39

who is a seasoned professional

against a first-timer

0:28:390:28:42

and suddenly, it works.

0:28:420:28:43

There is no sense of having

an imbalance between

0:28:430:28:45

the performances because actually,

it is because the director does

0:28:450:28:48

a brilliant job of putting

everyone right in the space,

0:28:480:28:51

and, you know, the whole film takes

place just beyond the boundaries

0:28:510:28:54

of Disney World, so it is like

you have been cast out of the magic

0:28:540:28:58

kingdom into this netherworld.

0:28:580:28:59

It has a sort of fairytale feel.

0:28:590:29:01

Into people in real American

poverty, alongside Disney World.

0:29:010:29:03

Living in a hotel designed

as a resort hotel, but has become

0:29:030:29:07

a hotel for people who are in

poverty, who are essentially

0:29:070:29:10

homeless, yet there is such

vibrancy, such life,

0:29:100:29:12

the characters are wonderful.

0:29:120:29:13

I thought it was a terrific film.

0:29:130:29:15

I thought it was going to be

an awards contender,

0:29:150:29:18

it will sweep the board, get

everything, and that just shows...

0:29:180:29:21

To be fair, you did say that -

I wasn't going to remind you.

0:29:210:29:24

I am the first to admit

I can't predict awards.

0:29:240:29:27

But there we go, it should have

been nominated for more.

0:29:270:29:30

Should have been a contender.

0:29:300:29:31

Thank you very much, Mark.

0:29:310:29:33

More next week.

0:29:330:29:34

Before we go, there are all the film

news and reviews from across the BBC

0:29:340:29:38

online - you know

the address, I am sure.

0:29:380:29:40

All our previous programmes

are on the iPlayer as well.

0:29:400:29:43

That is it for this week.

0:29:430:29:44

Enjoy your cinema going.

0:29:440:29:46

See you next time.

0:29:460:29:47

Goodbye.

0:29:470:29:55

Hello, this is Breakfast

with Roger Johnson and Tina Daheley.

0:30:250:30:27

Here's a summary of today's main

stories from BBC News.

0:30:270:30:31

Snow and ice continue to cause

widespread disruption despite

0:30:310:30:34

temperatures rising slowly. Two

yellow warnings remain in place,

0:30:340:30:38

covering much of the UK. 16 flood

warnings have an issue for the

0:30:380:30:43

south-west and north-east of

England. Thousands of homes in rural

0:30:430:30:47

communities remain without power,

while many rail lines are still

0:30:470:30:51

blocked, and drivers have been

expected -- warned to

0:30:510:30:55

expect delays. Police are

questioning the driver of a car

0:30:550:30:58

which crashed into the gates of

arcing Palace last night. Scotland

0:30:580:31:02

Yard says the incident was

weather-related and there was no

0:31:020:31:05

breach of security at the palace.

0:31:050:31:07

Local authorities are being warned

by the Housing Secretary,

0:31:070:31:09

Sajid Javid, that they risk

losing their planning powers

0:31:090:31:12

if they refuse to build

enough new homes.

0:31:120:31:14

He told the Sunday Times

that he would be "breathing down

0:31:140:31:17

the neck" of so-called NIMBY

councils to make sure

0:31:170:31:20

they meet their targets.

0:31:200:31:21

Tomorrow, the government

will announce an overhaul

0:31:210:31:23

of planning rules in an attempt

to increase the rate of building.

0:31:230:31:27

Donald Trump is threatening

to impose additional taxes on cars

0:31:270:31:29

imported from Europe.

0:31:290:31:30

The warning has heightened fears

of a trade war between the US

0:31:300:31:34

and the EU after he also promised

to impose hefty tariffs on imports

0:31:340:31:37

of steel and aluminium.

0:31:370:31:38

His latest comments came in a tweet

after he'd previously described

0:31:380:31:41

current trade deals

as "very stupid."

0:31:410:31:49

The construction giant Carillion had

been "aggressively managed"

0:31:500:31:52

to make its balance sheet

look better than it was.

0:31:520:31:55

That was the verdict

of an independent report given

0:31:550:31:58

to its board four months

before it collapsed.

0:31:580:32:01

The chairman of the Commons Work

and Pensions Committee,

0:32:010:32:03

Frank Field, said the report showed

the "gross failings of corporate

0:32:030:32:06

governance and accounting"

at the firm.

0:32:060:32:14

Now, in the last half-hour the polls

have opened in Italy to elect a new

0:32:160:32:20

government. Opinion polling suggests

an alliance of right-wing parties,

0:32:200:32:25

organised by the former Prime

Minister Silvio Berlusconi, could do

0:32:250:32:29

well. But observers say the election

is likely to result in a hung

0:32:290:32:33

parliament. Pubs in England and

Wales will be able to stay open late

0:32:330:32:37

on the weekend of Prince Harry and

Meghan Markle's wedding. Home

0:32:370:32:40

Secretary Amber Rudd said ours would

be allowed to serve until one

0:32:400:32:44

o'clock in the morning, rather than

11th p.m. On Friday 18 and Saturday

0:32:440:32:48

19 May. And preparations are under

way for the 90th Academy Awards,

0:32:480:32:55

being held in Hollywood tonight. The

fantasy drama The Shape Of Water is

0:32:550:33:00

widely tipped to do well, having

secured 13 nominations. British

0:33:000:33:04

actor Gary Oldman is in the running

to be named best actor for his

0:33:040:33:08

portrayal of Winston Churchill. And

it is expected that the Time's Up

0:33:080:33:18

campaign, a response to allegations

of sexual harassment against film

0:33:180:33:21

producer Harvey Weinstein, will have

a presence at the ceremony. Looking

0:33:210:33:25

forward to that. It is time for the

sport now.

Yes, I'm looking forward

0:33:250:33:30

to the last day of the athletics in

Birmingham. A fantastic few days, it

0:33:300:33:35

all started on Thursday evening. You

remember Laura Muir, she won that

0:33:350:33:39

medal on the opening night.

More

success again?

Yes, she has won

0:33:390:33:44

another one. That is half the team's

medals now. We are up to four.

0:33:440:33:49

Laura Muir had that gutsy bronze

on the opening night last Thursday

0:33:490:33:52

in the 3000 metres and last night

she took silver in the 1500m.

0:33:520:33:56

It was the same three

women on the podium

0:33:560:33:58

as Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba

completed the double,

0:33:580:34:00

but this time Muir finished ahead

of the Netherland's Sifan Hassan

0:34:000:34:03

to take second.

0:34:030:34:04

It's been a really impressive

couple of days from Muir,

0:34:040:34:07

who is 24.

0:34:070:34:09

She says that she can now mix

it with the the best.

0:34:090:34:17

The competition is so tough. I

thought if I could get one medal,

0:34:180:34:23

that would be a great achievement.

But to get two, and a silver, that

0:34:230:34:27

is great. Such a confidence booster.

I have been fourth, fifth, sixth and

0:34:270:34:32

seventh at global championships

before this. I thought it was about

0:34:320:34:35

time to get on the podium and I have

gone and one double here. -- won a

0:34:350:34:43

double here.

0:34:430:34:44

Eilidh Doyle took bronze last night

with a season's best time

0:34:440:34:47

in the 400m.

0:34:470:34:48

It's not her preferred event.

0:34:480:34:49

She said the result was incredible

and it's her first solo world podium

0:34:490:34:53

finish, after winning medals as part

of the British relay squad.

0:34:530:34:56

It's also the final day at the Track

Cycling World Championships

0:34:560:34:59

in the Netherlands.

0:34:590:35:00

Great Britain are up

to six medals there.

0:35:000:35:02

Katie Archibald and Emily Nelson

stormed to gold in the Madison.

0:35:020:35:05

They finished well clear

of the Dutch duo, and it was all

0:35:050:35:08

the more remarkable because Nelson

only stepped in to partner Archibald

0:35:080:35:11

on Friday, when Elinor Barker

crashed in the Omnium and had

0:35:110:35:14

to pull out.

0:35:140:35:20

I am a bit speechless at the moment.

It is going to take a while to sink

0:35:200:35:25

in. I think we raced very well as a

team. We were kind of thrown

0:35:250:35:31

together at the last minute but I

think we played to each other's

0:35:310:35:35

strengths, and, yeah, we won.

0:35:350:35:37

And Jack Carlin picked up a silver

in the individual sprint,

0:35:370:35:40

to go with his silver

in the team event.

0:35:400:35:43

It's his first world championships

and he did really well to reach

0:35:430:35:46

the final because he only expected

to finish in the top eight.

0:35:460:35:49

The icy weather decimated

the football fixtures yesterday,

0:35:490:35:52

The Premier League was the only

division that was untouched.

0:35:520:35:59

Liverpool moved up to second

in the table yesterday,

0:35:590:36:01

when they beat Newcastle 2-0

at Anfield, Mo Salah scoring

0:36:010:36:04

for a seventh game in a row

and Sadio Mane adding the second.

0:36:040:36:08

Newcastle are now just two points

above the relegation zone.

0:36:080:36:14

The battle for a top four finish

is looking good for Tottenham,

0:36:140:36:19

they are still unbeaten in 2018.

0:36:190:36:21

They were too good for

Huddersfield at Wembley.

0:36:210:36:27

This brilliant cross from Harry Kane

gave Heung Min-son his second

0:36:270:36:30

of the match.

0:36:300:36:31

They won 2-0.

0:36:310:36:32

The relegation scrap is hotting up

and Swansea have jumped out

0:36:320:36:36

of the bottom three,

up to 13th by hammering

0:36:360:36:38

West Ham 4-1.

0:36:380:36:39

It's the second week in a row

David Moyes has seen his side beaten

0:36:390:36:43

by that margin, and he said

it was a new low.

0:36:430:36:51

It was a poor performance. We have

got to work to get out of this. We

0:36:530:37:01

are going to have to do much better

and we are going to have to get

0:37:010:37:06

actor doing the things we were doing

six weeks ago. -- get back to doing.

0:37:060:37:11

Alan Pardew has admitted

that his job is on the line

0:37:110:37:14

after his West Bromwich Albion side

lost 1-0 at Watford.

0:37:140:37:17

It's their fifth league defeat

on the bounce and they look doomed

0:37:170:37:20

seven points adrift at the bottom.

0:37:200:37:23

It is tough, but it isn't about me,

it is about West Brom. It is tough

0:37:230:37:28

for the fans, tough or the players

to experience gains that are so

0:37:280:37:32

tight. We just can't get ourselves a

win. Obviously that puts us in a

0:37:320:37:37

difficult position. We won't give up

a fight, we will keep going until we

0:37:370:37:41

get something.

0:37:410:37:43

Brighton will host Arsenal

in today's lunchtime kick off,

0:37:430:37:45

while leaders Manchester City

are at home to Chelsea.

0:37:450:37:48

Both of yesterday's Scottish Cup

games survived the freeze,

0:37:480:37:50

Aberdeen will have to replay

Kilmarnock after they drew 1-1.

0:37:500:37:53

But holders Celtic are

through to the semifinals,

0:37:530:37:55

beating Championship

side Greenock Morton.

0:37:550:37:56

Moussa Dembele scored

twice in their 3-0 win.

0:37:560:38:01

John Higgins can make history later

today at the Welsh Open in Cardiff.

0:38:010:38:04

He beat Gary Wilson 6-2 to reach

the final, and victory tonight

0:38:040:38:08

would give him a record fifth

title in this event.

0:38:080:38:10

He'll face Barry Hawkins.

0:38:100:38:18

I would love to win. It would be

some record, for myself, to win it

0:38:230:38:31

five times. But obviously Barry will

be trying to win it for his first

0:38:310:38:34

time. A good final, the top eight

players, so hopefully it will be a

0:38:340:38:40

good final.

0:38:400:38:42

Britain's Kell Brook says he'll be

back in the gym tomorrow,

0:38:420:38:45

targeting a fight with compatriot

Amir Khan after winning his first

0:38:450:38:48

bout at light middleweight.

0:38:480:38:49

In front of his home

crowd at Sheffield Arena,

0:38:490:38:51

he knocked out Sergey Rabchenko just

over a minute into the second round.

0:38:510:38:57

It was Brook's first fight

since he lost his IBF world

0:38:570:39:00

welterweight title last May.

0:39:000:39:06

He picked up a very nasty injury,

breaking his eye socket back in May.

0:39:060:39:11

Good to see him back. What was just

as impressive last night, overnight,

0:39:110:39:16

Beyonce Wilder, the WBC heavyweight

champion. -- D'Ontay Wilder.

He

0:39:160:39:25

looks fearsome.

Yes, you wouldn't

want to mess with him. But he wants

0:39:250:39:31

to mess with Anthony Joshua in a

super unification fight. He has the

0:39:310:39:36

WBC, Joshua has two belts. And

Joseph Parker?

He has another belt,

0:39:360:39:41

they face each other shortly. If

Joshua comes through that everybody

0:39:410:39:45

will be clamouring for this four

belts unification fight against

0:39:450:39:49

Wilder. That would be something

special. But where would it be, in

0:39:490:39:55

the US, in the UK? Josh Wagner is

never fought outside the UK. You

0:39:550:39:59

just know with all the politics of

trying to get these belts together.

0:39:590:40:02

But I think there is a will within

boxing to get it together.

It is the

0:40:020:40:07

holy Grail.

There has never been a

fall belt unification fight at

0:40:070:40:11

heavyweight level.

How much money

would be involved?

I watering.

0:40:110:40:14

Absolutely. It would be an

incredible fight. D'Ontay Wilder has

0:40:140:40:23

been calling out Anthony Joshua.

Of

course he has.

He did look

0:40:230:40:27

impressive, stopping that fight in

the tent.

You will know, I met

0:40:270:40:31

Anthony Joshua, I interviewed him on

the red carpet. He is enormous. What

0:40:310:40:36

a big fellow.

Yes, he is.

Exactly.

Thank you very much. As we've been

0:40:360:40:45

reporting this morning, the

temperatures are beginning to rise.

0:40:450:40:48

But the Snow remains and is

continuing to cause problems. But it

0:40:480:40:52

is also bringing some joy to some of

you. Yes, forget some of these

0:40:520:40:56

pictures. To celebrate her daughter

Sarah's birthday yesterday Divya and

0:40:560:41:04

her family made the snow replicas of

themselves.

They are impressive.

0:41:040:41:07

Lots of you have in letting us know

how much fun your pets have been

0:41:070:41:12

having in the cold weather.

And

finally, the small Lincolnshire

0:41:120:41:17

village of Olveston Ferry was cut

off due to the snow. Lots of

0:41:170:41:23

problems in Lincolnshire, with snow

and ice. But these neighbours had an

0:41:230:41:26

impromptu curling condition. They

got their brooms out.

Keep sending

0:41:260:41:33

us pictures and videos of the joy

and fun you are having in the snow.

0:41:330:41:37

We will try to show some more later.

We will indeed.

0:41:370:41:41

The film and TV industry in the UK

can lay claim to have created some

0:41:410:41:45

of the most iconic

characters seen on screen.

0:41:450:41:47

Harry Potter, Bridget

Jones and Doctor Who.

0:41:470:41:49

They have one thing in common:

they've all been portrayed

0:41:490:41:52

by white actors.

0:41:520:41:53

Fed up by the lack of diversity,

a group of teenagers have

0:41:530:41:57

created these posters.

0:41:570:41:59

They say if the images surprise you,

it's because there aren't enough

0:41:590:42:02

black actors in leading roles.

0:42:020:42:05

Shiden Tekle and Olivia

Francis-Cornibert created

0:42:050:42:07

the images.

0:42:070:42:09

They join us now.

0:42:090:42:14

Great to see you. Thank you for

coming in bright and early on a

0:42:140:42:19

Sunday morning. How did this start?

How did you come up with the idea?

0:42:190:42:24

We are part of a programme called

the Advocacy academy, a social

0:42:240:42:28

justice fellowship where we can

train to be political activists. So

0:42:280:42:32

all four of us came together and we

formed, well, we are all interested

0:42:320:42:38

in things like lack of

representation and racism in

0:42:380:42:41

society, in British society. So we

decided to make Legally Black, where

0:42:410:42:47

we could challenge the beliefs of

people in terms of

0:42:470:42:51

underrepresentation in

misrepresentation of luck people in

0:42:510:42:53

the media.

What is it something you

care about so much?

I guess because

0:42:530:42:59

the media have so much power and

influence, they are able to

0:42:590:43:01

condition people and make people

believe certain things in society.

0:43:010:43:05

If we can channel that and make

people think, actually, there might

0:43:050:43:11

be underrepresentation and

misrepresentation in society and in

0:43:110:43:13

media, not just in film and

television, but in advertising and

0:43:130:43:16

music and things like that, we can

actually bring up this discussion.

0:43:160:43:23

Let's talk about the ideas for the

posters. They went up during the

0:43:230:43:28

snow on Wednesday night, in London.

You are from Brixton. The posters

0:43:280:43:31

went up on bus shelters, all over

the place. You have this

0:43:310:43:35

eye-catching idea? -- who had.

We

originally wanted the posters on

0:43:350:43:42

buses. We met some push back of air,

we were not able to get into contact

0:43:420:43:48

with people, basically, but with the

Advocacy Academy, which is run by

0:43:480:43:53

Amelia, our chief advocate, with all

these amazing opportunities we are

0:43:530:43:58

given, a group came in and did a

session in October and on one of the

0:43:580:44:02

residentials we were on, they were

talking to us about ad hacking and

0:44:020:44:06

is brandalism. -- ad hacking and

brandalism. They were talking about

0:44:060:44:14

our campaign and the posters went up

on our website. They saw them and

0:44:140:44:17

they really liked them.

Just to be

clear, with what you just said, you

0:44:170:44:21

are not advocating vandalism or

anything like that. What you did was

0:44:210:44:24

artful and respectful. You are not

suggesting people actually go out

0:44:240:44:29

and vandalise anything.

No, our main

intentions were to just put them

0:44:290:44:32

online, but this group saw our

posters and wanted to put them out

0:44:320:44:36

more widely.

And look at the impact

it has had, you are here talking to

0:44:360:44:40

us about it. Were you surprised by

the reaction? How did people

0:44:400:44:43

respond?

We had lots of positive

comments. Lots of people messaged us

0:44:430:44:49

and said, wow, I have always felt

like this and have never been able

0:44:490:44:54

to articulate it. We have had some

negative comments but it is more

0:44:540:44:59

people misunderstanding the

satirical component of the posters

0:44:590:45:01

and the fact that it is not

literally advocating for the removal

0:45:010:45:04

or replacement of white actors.

You

are just saying, why not, why

0:45:040:45:09

couldn't it be a black actor?

Yes,

and basically, we want people to

0:45:090:45:14

question why we do not have more

black shows in the UK. And also,

0:45:140:45:19

calling on commissioners to give

black creators and like writers and

0:45:190:45:22

black directors the opportunity to

authenticate black storylines and

0:45:220:45:28

characters.

Lenny Henry and Adrian

Lester among the high-profile black

0:45:280:45:33

actors who have supported this,

which is great. It must be nice to

0:45:330:45:36

have that sort of acting.

Yes, nice

to have that support.

It is a really

0:45:360:45:42

striking way of getting people to

think about things like this.

0:45:420:45:45

Simple, but a very powerful message.

Very cleverly done. Thank you for

0:45:450:45:50

coming in.

0:45:500:45:53

Here's Chris with a look

at this morning's weather.

0:45:530:45:57

General picture with what's

happening

0:45:570:46:00

General picture with what's

happening in the UK. We so have some

0:46:000:46:04

wintry stuff to content with today

but the weather is starting to turn

0:46:040:46:08

a bit less severe. On the weather

menu, a bit of frost and ice to come

0:46:080:46:14

today, some murky conditions with

hill fog and yes, some more snow,

0:46:140:46:18

particularly across northern areas.

Cold air feeding in across the

0:46:180:46:22

northern half of the UK where is

further south, it is turning more

0:46:220:46:26

from the south-westerly direction so

not as cold as it has been. Some

0:46:260:46:31

snow around today. Showers moving in

across south-west England and Wales,

0:46:310:46:35

mostly falling as rain sewer thaw

happening. -- so, thaw. Freezing

0:46:350:46:46

rain mixed in which makes for icy

conditions. It could be dangerous on

0:46:460:46:51

pavements and roads for a time this

morning before the temperatures

0:46:510:46:54

left. As the day goes by, for most

of us, it was a pretty cloudy. Snow

0:46:540:47:01

across northern England and Scotland

particularly in the hills where we

0:47:010:47:04

will see accumulations. Done at

lower levels, perhaps are more

0:47:040:47:11

wintry mix. Rain comes in from the

continent to threaten south-east

0:47:110:47:15

England and East Anglia. It will be

just across the Far East in England

0:47:150:47:18

where we will see that area of rain.

Overnight, the rain will work across

0:47:180:47:23

some of the North Sea coastal areas

before moving back into the cold air

0:47:230:47:28

in Scotland so we will see the rain

turning to snow towards the end of

0:47:280:47:32

the night here. Still quite chilly.

Temperatures in towns and cities,

0:47:320:47:35

not quite as cold but still quite

cold in rural areas to give us icy

0:47:350:47:40

stretches for Monday morning.

Monday, another day of showers

0:47:400:47:44

across south-west England but this

area of snow across Scotland.

0:47:440:47:50

Several centimetres building up and

we could see five or ten in the

0:47:500:47:53

hills five or ten centimetres. Not

as cold as it has been in London.

0:47:530:48:05

The weather for the next few days,

we still have the Atlantic

0:48:050:48:09

essentially blocked at the moment so

we are not seen whether systems

0:48:090:48:12

moving from the West. We have an

area of low pressure that over the

0:48:120:48:16

top of the United Kingdom for the

coming few days. Showers are around

0:48:160:48:20

but there is the prospect of further

snow at times in the north. That the

0:48:200:48:24

latest weather.

0:48:240:48:26

We have looked at the front pages

yet so we will have an in-depth look

0:48:290:48:34

at the Sunday papers in about 30

minutes.

0:48:340:48:36

Now on Breakfast it's time

for The Travel Show.

0:48:360:48:42

This week on The Travel Show,

I'm in Norway, because I've heard

0:48:420:48:45

of what must be one of the world's

most unique music festivals,

0:48:450:48:52

where the stage and even

the instruments are made of ice.

0:48:520:48:56

So, I'm taking the chance to head

off from Oslo to Bergen on a musical

0:48:560:49:00

journey on one of the world's most

spectacular railways.

0:49:000:49:03

Joining me for the first

part of my trip is Jan,

0:49:220:49:25

a fanatic and a man who wrote a book

on the Bergensbanen.

0:49:250:49:28

Why did you write this big long book

all about this railway?

0:49:280:49:32

The Bergensbanen is iconic

in Norway and in Europe,

0:49:320:49:34

I think.

0:49:340:49:35

Many people know the name

and know what they will see

0:49:350:49:38

when the come here.

0:49:380:49:44

Along its 308 miles,

the trend never gets challenging

0:49:440:49:46

but starting to rain.

0:49:460:49:53

At its peak of over 1200 metres,

it is one of your's highest

0:49:530:50:01

railways, before it descends steeply

into Norway's second city of Bergen.

0:50:010:50:04

It is elemental landscape

pose a huge challenge,

0:50:040:50:06

and an engineering triumph

for those working on the rail

0:50:060:50:09

during its construction,

between 1894 and 1909,

0:50:090:50:11

with around 20 people thought

to have died in the process.

0:50:110:50:14

At a time when Norway's independence

was always on the horizon,

0:50:140:50:17

that the construction

of the Bergensbanen was more

0:50:170:50:19

than an added convenience

for travellers.

0:50:190:50:25

This line connected the east

and the western part of Norway.

0:50:250:50:33

And at that time,

we were administrated by Sweden,

0:50:410:50:43

and they did not like this at all,

because they thought it could be

0:50:430:50:47

used for military purpose.

0:50:470:50:48

So this is a sign of Norwegian

strength, that maybe was not

0:50:480:50:51

an approved of?

0:50:510:50:52

You could say that.

0:50:520:50:54

So in a way, this is

a symbol for the founding

0:50:540:50:57

of the Norwegian nation.

0:50:570:50:58

Yes.

0:50:580:50:59

All this makes it special.

0:50:590:51:00

You can't find this in other lines.

0:51:000:51:02

This is what Norway is.

0:51:020:51:03

As Jan reaches his

stop, I settle in.

0:51:030:51:06

3.5 hours from Oslo,

I pull into this town.

0:51:060:51:09

But it is not my destination.

0:51:090:51:17

This town usually features

the Ice Music Festival.

0:51:300:51:32

But on a go upwards,

almost 500 metres higher,

0:51:320:51:34

to the new home of Finse.

0:51:340:51:42

It is nearly 20 years

since the first time I tried ice.

0:51:480:51:53

Nearly

0:51:530:51:54

And I found the sound

so fantastically beautiful.

0:51:540:52:02

This is an ice-aphone.

0:52:060:52:07

The sound is phenomenal.

0:52:070:52:08

Do you like it?

0:52:080:52:09

That is lovely.

0:52:090:52:11

Any chance I could have a go?

0:52:110:52:13

Very carefully.

0:52:130:52:14

I promise you.

0:52:140:52:22

And I also promise to show

no ability whatsoever.

0:52:260:52:29

You may as well have

given it to a child.

0:52:290:52:31

Exactly.

0:52:310:52:32

It works?

0:52:320:52:32

This is great!

0:52:320:52:40

So as evening approaches,

the finishing touches are fast

0:52:480:52:50

being made around the site.

0:52:500:52:54

I really like it because it is kind

of the sound of nature.

0:52:540:52:58

So it doesn't sound like anything

else you have ever heard.

0:52:580:53:03

You don't get to practise,

so the music gets made on stage

0:53:030:53:06

in front of the audience,

and that is really special.

0:53:060:53:12

Many people are like,

what, is this possible?

0:53:120:53:20

It is pretty cool we can do it.

0:53:250:53:27

I guess there is a lot

of folk music on it.

0:53:270:53:30

It is very Nordic, with the ice

and the snow at the cold winters.

0:53:300:53:34

Just in the nick of time,

we gather for an evening

0:53:340:53:37

of ice music.

0:53:370:53:45

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE.

0:54:090:54:10

That was amazing.

0:54:100:54:15

Such a bonkers soundscape

and amazing to think that

0:54:150:54:19

all the sounds were made from ice.

0:54:190:54:21

I think it's also an interesting way

to experience the landscape

0:54:210:54:24

of Norway - freezing cold

with a full moon overhead.

0:54:240:54:27

Having said that,

it is freezing cold.

0:54:270:54:29

I am frozen through.

0:54:290:54:30

It's time to head in.

0:54:300:54:38

MORNING MOOD FROM GRIEG'S

PEER GYNT SUITE PLAYS.

0:54:420:54:48

Next morning, the festival continues

without me as I return

0:54:480:54:53

to the Bergensbanen for the next

part of my journey.

0:54:530:55:01

Travelling on this stretch

of the line, you start to appreciate

0:55:040:55:07

the vast landscapes that this

country has to offer.

0:55:070:55:15

And I can't imagine a better way

of experiencing them than this.

0:55:150:55:20

MUSIC REACHES ITS CRESCENDO.

0:55:200:55:28

Well, my train's arrived

at its destination, but my musical

0:55:400:55:42

journey across Norway

is not yet finished,

0:55:420:55:45

because I am in Bergen,

a cultural hotspot and a great way

0:55:450:55:48

to experience the rich

musical heritage of Norway.

0:55:480:55:56

Norwegian folk roots.

0:56:090:56:10

They have agreed to come and show me

some of the traditional elements

0:56:100:56:14

found in Norway's halling dance.

0:56:140:56:22

The dance is mostly sort

of a show-off dance.

0:56:460:56:50

100 years ago women

also did that dance.

0:56:500:56:53

It is mostly boys or men doing

the dance because we want to...we

0:56:530:56:57

want to impress the

other men or women.

0:56:570:57:05

Put your right foot

in front of the left.

0:57:100:57:14

Sidewards.

0:57:140:57:15

Believe me, this is

harder than it looks.

0:57:150:57:18

And if you jump a little

on each step, one, two.

0:57:180:57:24

Yes.

0:57:240:57:26

Nice.

0:57:260:57:26

And then around.

0:57:260:57:27

But I think I am getting hang of it.

0:57:270:57:30

One, two, one, two.

0:57:300:57:32

And then we can move down here.

0:57:320:57:35

No!

0:57:350:57:37

So what is the relationship

between the dance and the music?

0:57:370:57:40

Maria plays the hardingfele,

it's our national instrument.

0:57:400:57:46

Some people say the fiddle,

the music came because of the dance

0:57:460:57:49

and some say it was the other way.

0:57:490:57:52

I think they depend on each other.

0:57:520:58:00

Nice!

0:58:040:58:07

In the 1800s the military started

competitions to try and kick a hat

0:58:160:58:20

from a stick and it was about

who could kick the highest.

0:58:200:58:23

And then it was incorporated

in the halling folk dance.

0:58:230:58:25

So we do it as a part

of the dance and, of course,

0:58:250:58:29

it must be a good kick

and the higher it is,

0:58:290:58:32

the better it is.

0:58:320:58:35

Everybody in Norway,

I think if I say halling they say

0:58:350:58:38

kicking the hat,

that it is the main

0:58:380:58:41

goal in the halling.

0:58:410:58:43

But the dance is the main goal,

kicking the hat is sort

0:58:430:58:46

of topping it.

0:58:460:58:54

I feel like I have rediscovered this

place through its music.

0:59:250:59:28

It is a country constantly inspired

by nature of epic proportions.

0:59:280:59:31

It treasures its traditions

but is not afraid to look forward.

0:59:310:59:34

Where artist are free to experiment

and supported as a crucial part

0:59:340:59:37

of society and where distinctive

sounds can be found

0:59:370:59:40

in the smallest of communities.

0:59:400:59:41

If the Bergensbanen showed me

Norway's muscle, its music has

0:59:410:59:44

shown me its heart and soul.

0:59:440:59:52

Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Roger Johnson and Tina Daheley.

1:00:261:00:29

An end in sight for the big

freeze but icy weather

1:00:291:00:32

is still causing problems.

1:00:321:00:33

Many rural communities remain cut

off by snow drifts and,

1:00:331:00:35

despite some services re-opening,

there are still widespread

1:00:351:00:38

cancellations on rail

lines across the UK.

1:00:381:00:40

This is the scene at the A66

in North Yorkshire.

1:00:401:00:48

It remains closed because of

the treacherous conditions.

1:00:481:00:54

Good morning, it's

Sunday the 4th of March.

1:01:061:01:09

Also this morning,

a warning to councils -

1:01:091:01:11

the government says build

more houses or risk

1:01:111:01:13

losing planning powers.

1:01:131:01:17

And the final preparations

are underway for the biggest night

1:01:171:01:21

in the showbiz calendar.

1:01:211:01:22

So will British stars

win big at the Oscars?

1:01:221:01:25

And in sport, there are more British

medals at the World Track Cycling

1:01:251:01:28

Championships.

1:01:281:01:30

And also at the World Indoor

Athletics, there was a brilliant

1:01:301:01:33

silver for Laura Muir,

that's her second medal

1:01:331:01:35

in Birmingham - and there could be

more medals to come for the British

1:01:351:01:39

team on the final day.

1:01:391:01:40

And Chris has the weather.

1:01:401:01:42

Good morning. We are looking at a

murky start to the day with frost

1:01:421:01:48

and ice around. More snow to come,

especially in eastern Scotland. But

1:01:481:01:53

in many areas the weather will be

getting less severe as the thaw

1:01:531:01:57

that's under way. -- gets under way.

1:01:571:02:02

Good morning.

1:02:021:02:03

First, our main story.

1:02:031:02:04

Snow and ice continue to cause

widespread disruption

1:02:041:02:06

despite temperatures slowly rising.

1:02:061:02:07

Many rail lines remain blocked

and drivers have been warned

1:02:071:02:10

to expect delays.

1:02:101:02:11

Two yellow warnings remain in place,

covering much of the UK,

1:02:111:02:14

while 16 flood warnings have been

issued for the south-west

1:02:141:02:16

and north-east of England.

1:02:161:02:24

Thousands of homes in cut-off rural

communities remain without power.

1:02:271:02:29

Simon Clemson reports.

1:02:291:02:30

With so much snow to melt and even

a little more in today's forecast,

1:02:301:02:34

some will be living with these

conditions and the disruption

1:02:341:02:37

for a while yet.

1:02:371:02:38

Northern England, the Midlands,

Wales and parts of Northern Ireland

1:02:381:02:41

could still see further

amounts of snow this

1:02:411:02:43

morning, while Scotland faces more

coming in from the North Sea.

1:02:431:02:46

The Met Office is

also warning drivers

1:02:461:02:48

to be aware of ice following lower

overnight temperatures.

1:02:481:02:52

After some train operators

simply said "don't

1:02:521:02:55

travel," services are resuming.

1:02:551:02:58

But many trains will

not run today, with

1:02:581:03:05

a number of companies

on a reduced service.

1:03:051:03:07

Birmingham, Cardiff and Glasgow

airports have reopened,

1:03:071:03:09

but there are reports

of delays and cancellations.

1:03:091:03:11

Some power companies are planning

to fly engineers out

1:03:111:03:13

today to reconnect remote areas.

1:03:131:03:15

Thousands of homes in cut-off

villages remain without power.

1:03:151:03:17

In Devon, work will continue this

morning to get supplies to a town

1:03:171:03:21

and village on the north

coast which were cut off.

1:03:211:03:23

Elsewhere, in Somerset,

farmers say they cannot

1:03:231:03:25

get their milk out because tankers

cannot reach them, meaning

1:03:251:03:28

they are having to pour

thousands of litres

1:03:281:03:30

away.

1:03:301:03:33

Dairy farming is hard enough

without losing money,

1:03:331:03:38

but at the end of the

day, what can we do?

1:03:381:03:41

It was freak weather.

1:03:411:03:43

We've just got to get on with it.

1:03:431:03:45

There are still flood warnings

in place along the south-west

1:03:451:03:48

and north-east coast

as the wind whips

1:03:481:03:50

up the waves.

1:03:501:03:51

With Scotland on standby

for snow into tomorrow,

1:03:511:03:53

the latest spell of

weather is not going

1:03:531:03:55

quietly.

1:03:551:04:03

The Housing Secretary has warned

what he calls NIMBY councils that

1:04:111:04:14

they risk losing their planning

powers if they refuse to build

1:04:141:04:17

enough new homes.

1:04:171:04:19

In an interview with

the Sunday Times he told local

1:04:191:04:22

authorities that he would be

"breathing down their neck"

1:04:221:04:24

to ensure targets are met.

1:04:241:04:26

Our political correspondent

Susana Mendonca joins us now.

1:04:261:04:28

Good morning. Is this tough talk,

then?

I think it is. Certainly Sajid

1:04:281:04:34

Javid is saying he will strip them

of their powers, send in inspectors

1:04:341:04:38

to take over planning if they are

not ill bring enough homes, that is

1:04:381:04:42

certainly tough talk for those

councils. -- not building enough.

1:04:421:04:46

But the Prime Minister is due to

make a speech on housing tomorrow,

1:04:461:04:50

launching what will be called the

National Policy Framework, which is

1:04:501:04:55

all about changing the way planning

is dealt with in order to get

1:04:551:04:58

housebuilding sped up. Because there

is a challenge with housing across

1:04:581:05:02

the country, the government knows

that, in terms of the general

1:05:021:05:05

election last year. They know they

lost lots of young voters and part

1:05:051:05:09

of the thinking is that this is down

to people feeling they do not have a

1:05:091:05:13

stake in society, and if you are

able to build -- to buy your own

1:05:131:05:17

home you feel like you have a stake

in society. They want people to be

1:05:171:05:21

up to get on the housing ladder and

this is part of that. But a lot of

1:05:211:05:26

the so-called NIMBY councils that

Javid talks about are actually

1:05:261:05:29

conservative councils. How will it

go down with them? The Labour Party

1:05:291:05:32

says that since 2010 the government

has not done enough on housing, and

1:05:321:05:35

this is just rehashing old policies,

and that actually, housebuilding is

1:05:351:05:38

down to a 30 year low. Housing is

such a challenge for successive

1:05:381:05:42

governments, not just this

government. Through the decades it

1:05:421:05:45

has been a very difficult thing for

governments to deal with. What we

1:05:451:05:49

hear is that they will be looking at

the differences between different

1:05:491:05:53

areas, so for example, the cost of

living, what people's wages are,

1:05:531:05:56

that kind of thing. And come up with

a plan that might work.

We will be

1:05:561:06:03

watching with interest. Thank you.

1:06:031:06:05

Donald Trump is threatening

to impose additional taxes on cars

1:06:051:06:08

imported from Europe.

1:06:081:06:09

The warning has heightened fears

of a trade war between the US

1:06:091:06:12

and the EU after he also promised

to impose hefty tariffs on imports

1:06:121:06:16

of steel and aluminium.

1:06:161:06:17

His latest comments came in a tweet

after he'd previously described

1:06:171:06:20

current trade deals

as "very stupid."

1:06:201:06:23

The construction giant Carillion had

been "aggressively managed"

1:06:231:06:31

to make its balance sheet

look better than it was.

1:06:311:06:33

That was the verdict

of an independent report given

1:06:331:06:36

to its board four months

before it collapsed.

1:06:361:06:38

The chairman of the Commons Work

and Pensions Committee,

1:06:381:06:40

Frank Field, said the report showed

the "gross failings of corporate

1:06:401:06:43

governance and accounting"

at the firm.

1:06:431:06:46

The polls have opened in Italy

to elect a new government.

1:06:461:06:49

The election campaign has been

dominated by concerns over

1:06:491:06:52

immigration and the economy.

1:06:521:06:53

Our Europe correspondent Gavin Lee

is in Rome for us this morning.

1:06:531:07:01

Good morning, Gavin. Why is this

election is significant in the

1:07:011:07:06

context of what else is happening in

Europe and here in the UK?

Well, if

1:07:061:07:11

you think about the amount of crises

the EU has had to deal with,

1:07:111:07:15

including Brexit, Italy is slowly

recovering from a big, deep debt

1:07:151:07:19

crisis. So any wobble, when people

look at Italy, it is the fourth

1:07:191:07:25

biggest economy in the EU, the third

after the UK leads, and it matters,

1:07:251:07:29

certainly when it comes to the

migration crisis, it is they have

1:07:291:07:33

taken the brunt when it comes to

helping most of the refugees.

1:07:331:07:36

600,000 in the past few years.

Naturally that has become a central

1:07:361:07:40

point for a lot of the polling,

people are saying that they are

1:07:401:07:44

voting based on their thoughts about

the migration crisis, the economy as

1:07:441:07:47

well, and also the rhetoric of the

parties.

As we go towards the

1:07:471:07:52

polling station, I have got the

Parisian behind me, I am next to a

1:07:521:07:56

school in downtown Rome. It is

Sunday, so it is relaxed voting at

1:07:561:08:00

the moment. Not many people coming

up yet. Sylvia Bell is gaining, the

1:08:001:08:05

81-year-old billionaire, has made a

comeback. -- Silvio Yatala scaly. He

1:08:051:08:08

is banned from public office. But

his party, Forza Italia, is in a

1:08:081:08:15

coalition with La Liga, a xenophobic

and anti-immigration party. Matteo

1:08:151:08:21

Rivotta, the former Prime Minister,

his centre-left group is expected to

1:08:211:08:26

do less well. -- Matteo Renzi. Luigi

Di Maio's five points movement could

1:08:261:08:31

become one of the youngest private

ministers of Italy, likely to be a

1:08:311:08:35

coalition, Italy has not had a

single government since the Second

1:08:351:08:39

World War. We should have some sort

of idea by 11 o'clock this evening.

1:08:391:08:45

Pubs in England and Wales will be

able to stay open late

1:08:451:08:48

on the weekend of Prince Harry

and Meghan Markle's wedding.

1:08:481:08:51

The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd,

said bars would be allowed to serve

1:08:511:08:54

until 1:00am, rather than 11:00pm,

on Friday the 18th and Saturday

1:08:541:08:57

the 19th of May.

1:08:571:08:58

Jessica Parker reports.

1:08:581:09:06

Lots of people very happy to hear

that news, I am sure. Let's return

1:09:101:09:14

to our top story, the disruption

caused by the snow and ice. Andy Gil

1:09:141:09:18

is in North Yorkshire. He is at

Scotch Corner, the Junction of the

1:09:181:09:23

A66. That is still closed this

morning. Any idea when that may? --

1:09:231:09:30

may reopen?

Know. There is some

local traffic being let through

1:09:301:09:37

here, you have probably seen the

flashing lights of the lorries down

1:09:371:09:40

at the Junction of the A66, with the

A1-M, where it is blocked. But

1:09:401:09:46

cross-country traffic is not being

let through. This is one of the main

1:09:461:09:51

cross-country routes, the A1-M, and

it has been closed for three days

1:09:511:09:54

now. Many of the smaller rural roads

across the country in England,

1:09:541:09:58

Scotland and Wales have been blocked

by snow drifts. Some farmers have

1:09:581:10:02

been getting their snowploughs out

and clearing them, but lots of bases

1:10:021:10:05

are still cut off. As far as the

railways go, some services like

1:10:051:10:10

south-eastern and south-western are

getting back to normal, with Western

1:10:101:10:13

Railway saying it is nearly normal.

Southern Rail have asked passengers

1:10:131:10:17

to postpone their journeys until

tomorrow. As far as the east and

1:10:171:10:21

West Coast Main Line is go, virgin

started running a limited service on

1:10:211:10:25

the east coast main line, with some

trains going into Scotland

1:10:251:10:28

yesterday. But there are no trains

on the West coastline today. There

1:10:281:10:32

are buses, which is an improvement

on yesterday, when on the West

1:10:321:10:36

coastline there were not even any

buses. Airports are starting to get

1:10:361:10:39

back to normal but there are still

some delays. The advice as always is

1:10:391:10:43

to check before you travel.

Andy, we

are hearing from Chris in the

1:10:431:10:49

weather forecast today that

temperatures are going to slowly

1:10:491:10:51

start going up. That will give rise

to fears of flooding in quite a few

1:10:511:10:56

areas. In terms of where you are, we

can even still see a few flakes of

1:10:561:11:02

snow drifting down this morning?

It

is actually snowing less here now

1:11:021:11:08

than it was about half an hour ago.

You are right, the temperatures are

1:11:081:11:13

supposed to gradually rise, possibly

up to nine Celsius in southern

1:11:131:11:16

England today. But it could still

get as low as -4 in some rural areas

1:11:161:11:21

overnight. That does mean a risk of

flooding. High winds and high tides

1:11:211:11:26

are also contribute into the flood

risk. There are 16 flood warnings

1:11:261:11:30

and 34 flood alerts across the

country. South-west England and the

1:11:301:11:35

north-east of England, and a couple

in Lancashire as well. Lots of

1:11:351:11:40

people have lost their electricity,

23,000 people in the north-west of

1:11:401:11:44

in and have had their power restored

now. The company which sorts out

1:11:441:11:48

power in the south-west of England

and across the Midlands, they still

1:11:481:11:51

have a number of people without

power. Yesterday they tried to use a

1:11:511:11:55

to try to get to some of the more

remote, cut-off areas. -- tried to

1:11:551:12:01

use a helicopter to get to some.

That helicopter was foiled by the

1:12:011:12:06

fog. They say they will try to use

the helicopter again today. I

1:12:061:12:10

suspect if it is like this where

they are, they may have some

1:12:101:12:13

difficulty.

You may be right. Andy,

thank you.

It is important to

1:12:131:12:18

remember that lots of rural

communities are still having big Rob

1:12:181:12:21

Woods and have been cut off. To find

out what is happening across the UK,

1:12:211:12:26

let's go to Chris.

1:12:261:12:27

The weather is still causing issues

today. There is still more snow to

1:12:301:12:34

come, but the big issue is what has

already fallen and is lying on the

1:12:341:12:38

ground in these rural communities. A

mixed picture today. Frost and ice

1:12:381:12:42

this morning. Widespread hill fog.

More snow to come across northern

1:12:421:12:45

areas. The coldest air at the moment

is across the north of the UK, still

1:12:451:12:51

feeding in from Europe. Further

south we are getting the slightly

1:12:511:12:55

less cold winds coming up from the

Bay of Biscay, and that means that

1:12:551:12:59

as the showers move in, we are

seeing them generally fall as rain

1:12:591:13:02

across south-west England. So be

thaw is in this part of the world.

1:13:021:13:08

-- the thaw. Snow is still working

into the Vale of York, and a fair

1:13:081:13:15

amount in Scotland. Freezing rain is

mixed in with this. That means some

1:13:151:13:19

of us could have quite a lot of like

ice building up on roads and

1:13:191:13:23

pavements. Take it easy if you are

travelling in the next few hours.

1:13:231:13:27

This weather will continue to affect

north-east England and eastern areas

1:13:271:13:30

of Scotland in particular. Coastal

areas, more of a mix of rain and

1:13:301:13:34

sleet, along with a bit of snow, as

we go through the afternoon and

1:13:341:13:38

those temperatures continue to rise.

An area of rain working into eastern

1:13:381:13:42

England. It may skirt away from

London but will affect parts of

1:13:421:13:46

Suffolk and Norfolk. It will be

turning slightly milder, highs today

1:13:461:13:51

reaching eight degrees. Looking at

the weather picture overnight, that

1:13:511:13:54

area of rain will work out into the

North Sea before ending back into

1:13:541:13:58

the cold air in Scotland. So before

the end of the night we will see

1:13:581:14:02

heavy snow working in here. Not as

cold as it has been over recent

1:14:021:14:06

nights, but still chilly in or frost

in rural areas, so there will be a

1:14:061:14:11

risk of icy stretches again on

Monday morning. Snow is a further

1:14:111:14:15

concern across the hills of Scotland

on Monday. Several centimetres

1:14:151:14:18

building up, perhaps as much as ten

centimetres across some of the

1:14:181:14:22

higher hills in Scotland. Showers in

the forecast again, mainly Wales and

1:14:221:14:26

south-west England. Turning less

cold, even degrees in London. That

1:14:261:14:29

is closer to average. Even further

north, five or six degrees in

1:14:291:14:34

Newcastle and Edinburgh. The thaw

will really get under way on Monday.

1:14:341:14:38

The Atlantic is blocked at the

moment so we are not seeing areas of

1:14:381:14:42

low pressure moving in from the US.

Instead we have this area of low

1:14:421:14:46

pressure sitting over the UK. That

means over the next few days it will

1:14:461:14:50

stay on the cool side, temperatures

below average. Plenty of showers

1:14:501:14:53

around in the week ahead. With the

air still quite cool, there is the

1:14:531:14:58

potential to see some of our rain

turning to snow, especially across

1:14:581:15:01

the hills in the north. So we are

not done with this wintry weather

1:15:011:15:05

yet, but for many areas, the weather

is at least getting less severe.

1:15:051:15:14

Will be speaking to Paul about

flooding. Give us an overview, if

1:15:191:15:24

you would, to the best of the

knowledge, of the areas that could

1:15:241:15:28

be at risk of flooding.

There are

flood warnings out for coastal areas

1:15:281:15:36

which are largely due to spring

tides.

1:15:361:15:43

tides. There is a surface water

flooding. The previous speaker was

1:15:441:15:52

talking about it moving up from the

south. And certainly in Birmingham

1:15:521:15:56

here, it is raining now and there is

a bit of a thaw under way.

1:15:561:16:02

The low-lying areas will be the

first to get this.

In

1:16:021:16:15

first to get this.

In areas like

parts of Scotland and Wales,

1:16:151:16:24

Cumbria, does that create a problem

for low-lying areas as it comes

1:16:251:16:29

down?

It may do. It depends on the

speed of the thaw. It depends on how

1:16:291:16:39

quick the thaw is and how high do --

how high the rivers are.

1:16:391:16:55

how high the rivers are.

We are

keeping our fingers crossed that

1:16:551:16:57

things don't go badly.

1:16:571:17:03

things don't go badly. In terms of

flood defences, are we getting

1:17:031:17:08

better prepared for flood events

now?

There are 29 different types of

1:17:081:17:14

intervention where flood defences

are one of those. There is a broad

1:17:141:17:18

spectrum of things that need to be

done and we are getting better at

1:17:181:17:22

some of those. We need to be much

more ambitious. We need to have an

1:17:221:17:28

understanding of what the climate

change projections are telling us.

1:17:281:17:35

And we also need to take into

account future development.

1:17:351:17:44

account future development. It is

lovely and great but we need to make

1:17:441:17:51

sure that the housing doesn't put

people 's lives at risk. By that you

1:17:511:17:57

are talking about concreting over

areas that increases the flood

1:17:571:18:01

risks? It is a combination of

things. Other developments in the

1:18:011:18:07

right place, are they designed

properly, are they built properly,

1:18:071:18:13

are they maintained properly, to the

effect of the people, as concrete

1:18:131:18:18

effects on body else's risk

elsewhere? And what is the risk now

1:18:181:18:23

-- somebody else. I don't think we

have dealt with the increasing risk.

1:18:231:18:31

EQ, Paul. -- thank you.

1:18:311:18:40

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1:18:531:18:58

award.

1:18:581:19:03

Gary Oldman is expected to lift

the Best Actor award and he is up

1:19:041:19:08

against Daniel Kaluuya along

with Daniel Day Lewis.

1:19:081:19:10

We can speak to the film

critic, Karen Krizanovich

1:19:101:19:13

who can give us her

predictions for tonight.

1:19:131:19:15

It is always slightly dangerous,

everyone is so confident he will

1:19:151:19:18

win. Do you think he will?

No. He

has won virtually everything and the

1:19:181:19:23

supports have won everything through

the televised awards so far. I do

1:19:231:19:33

think that Timothee Chalamet is

shaping up with Daniel -- Daniel

1:19:331:19:41

Kaluuya. What makes a people say he

might win it.

1:19:411:19:52

might win it. It is nominated for

Best original screenplay. It will do

1:19:521:19:57

very, very well at the awards. Don't

forget, it is a horse race. What

1:19:571:20:03

counts is the finishing line. The

Shape of Water along with Sally

1:20:031:20:10

Hawkins could fall by the wayside.

It interesting that in terms of

1:20:101:20:16

their British actors, you have a

star and Daniel Kaluuya who is a

1:20:161:20:23

rising star. A lot has happened

since last year, more than just the

1:20:231:20:26

wrong award being read out. The

protest movements, Mitu, time is up,

1:20:261:20:36

-- Me too and times up.

They will

not accept these kinds of harassment

1:20:401:20:51

that have been endemic. It will be

quiet but persistent. It won't be a

1:20:511:20:58

riot. The changes they have made in

the voting system for the Oscars and

1:20:581:21:03

also being more diversity minded as

-- diversity minded, gender and

1:21:031:21:16

creed. We will see better, different

stories.

And who could forget the

1:21:161:21:21

moment last year when the Faye

Dunaway and Warren Beatty an ounce

1:21:211:21:24

to the wrong film and didn't

announce moonlight first of all.

1:21:241:21:30

They have been invited back again.

Let's not forget the Oscars used to

1:21:301:21:35

be a lot of fun. These to be the

glamour, the old school, they had

1:21:351:21:40

wonderful comic timing. The reason

we want to watch them is because

1:21:401:21:44

they are good. They are professional

and they are funny. A little bit of

1:21:441:21:49

old school, old and

1:21:491:21:56

old school, old and -- Golden

Hollywood glamour.

-3 your

1:21:561:21:58

predictions.

I don't know the best

director. -- run us through. They

1:21:581:22:07

think best actor, hard to say. Let's

stick with Gary old men. --I think.

1:22:071:22:12

Allison Janney for best supporting

at dress. Frances McDormand for

1:22:121:22:17

Three Bill. -- Billboards.

1:22:171:22:27

Three Bill. -- Billboards. -- Gary

Oldman.

If only it was so easy to

1:22:281:22:33

predict.

1:22:331:22:37

All the fallout from the Oscars

tomorrow.

1:22:371:22:44

Time now for a look

at the newspapers.

1:22:441:22:46

The former England

Cricketer Lucy Pearson

1:22:461:22:48

is a head teacher and also

a director for the England

1:22:481:22:51

and Wales Cricket Board.

1:22:511:22:52

We'll ask her what's

caught her eye in a minute.

1:22:521:23:00

This is about ditching plastic. It

is amazing we are finally doing

1:23:061:23:13

something about it. Here is an

article about crusaders that don't

1:23:131:23:19

live in a perfect life. It is easy

to think that if you can't do it

1:23:191:23:23

everything, it's not worth trying

but here some basic instructions and

1:23:231:23:26

guidance about how to change your

habits. Cotton buds is interesting.

1:23:261:23:31

And iconic image from the programme

of the seahorse with its tail

1:23:311:23:37

wrapped around the cotton bud. The

fact that going into the

1:23:371:23:44

supermarket, it is a real struggle

to try and get away from buying any

1:23:441:23:48

plastic. I tried to set myself

regular challenges. I completely

1:23:481:23:54

failed but that's OK.

We are using

glass milk bottles now.

You have

1:23:541:24:02

been drinking a lot of tea and

coffee, I saw them all.

You said you

1:24:021:24:08

tried that you couldn't but that is

because the retails are not yet

1:24:081:24:12

providing things without plastic.

Absolutely. We have gotten into

1:24:121:24:17

quite a lazy mindset and things that

aren't in plastic, you think they

1:24:171:24:21

must be unhealthy. There needs to be

a change of culture. We should all

1:24:211:24:28

be making some steps.

It is becoming

a bit more socially unacceptable to

1:24:281:24:33

reuse plastic bottles and you now

see people going to coffee shops and

1:24:331:24:38

bring in their own cups. It is

filtering through.

It is slow.

1:24:381:24:47

filtering through.

It is slow.

Quite

a bit of publicity on the storyline

1:24:471:24:51

on sepsis.

1:24:511:24:57

on sepsis.

This article is

interesting. I think The Archers is

1:24:571:25:00

fantastic. I have been starting to

listen to it. I downloaded on a

1:25:001:25:04

Sunday. In the way they go about

covering some key stories or even

1:25:041:25:10

low-level is fantastic. The sepsis

story shocked me and a hotel with

1:25:101:25:17

domestic violence. They would

regularly looking at the tension

1:25:171:25:22

between the men in the women in the

cricket club as well. It was all

1:25:221:25:27

about the change in the facilities.

I love the fact that The Archers

1:25:271:25:33

looks around at what is going on in

society today. The sepsis one is

1:25:331:25:39

raising awareness on what it is. It

is fantastic.

A frightening illness.

1:25:391:25:46

Something as simple as, I think the

character got a neck from a nail.

1:25:461:25:51

She got a cut. -- the character got

a nick. I used to hear the tune and

1:25:511:26:06

immediately switch off thinking I

was far too immature. I picked it up

1:26:061:26:10

a couple of years ago and I've

fallen in love with it. It's one of

1:26:101:26:14

my secret purpose. -- pleasures.

We

were talking about the Oscars and

1:26:141:26:23

diversity is being talked about

again.

This article deals with the

1:26:231:26:31

voting that sits behind the Oscars.

He heard Karen talking about the

1:26:311:26:35

changes and what we would expect to

see tonight at that idea of trying

1:26:351:26:39

to change the profile across both of

the

1:26:391:26:47

the Oscars but also the industry

itself, whether it is around LGBTQI.

1:26:471:26:54

And also class. Gary Oldman. It's

easy to see the world is rotten but

1:26:541:27:03

we are seeing positive change,

whether it is in the plastics we

1:27:031:27:06

have just seen or here. All of it is

overdue but there is definitely a

1:27:061:27:11

ground swell. Whoever wins tonight,

I do believe it has been a better

1:27:111:27:17

process fairer process and now the

open, it means they can never be

1:27:171:27:22

lost again. Whatever happens

tonight, I want to keep seeing

1:27:221:27:25

change. A great reviews of fantastic

films. The nature of the films

1:27:251:27:33

coming up which are more about

outsiders, the way they attract

1:27:331:27:37

Phichit, it is the time of the

outsider and recognising they are

1:27:371:27:42

challenging it. -- pitch it.

1:27:421:27:49

The Andrew Marr Show is on BBC One

at 9am, what is coming up?

After her

1:27:491:27:56

big speech on Brexit, I have been

talking to the Prime Minister. I

1:27:561:28:00

also have the Deputy Prime Minister

of Ireland talking about their

1:28:001:28:06

reaction on the Irish border issue

and if you want to know more about

1:28:061:28:09

how the hard Brexiteers and the soft

Brexiteers or the Remainers, I

1:28:091:28:13

should say, think about it, I have

Iain Duncan Smith and the Lord of

1:28:131:28:17

darkness himself on the sofa

together reacting to Theresa May. If

1:28:171:28:21

that's not exciting enough for you

and I can't believe that then we

1:28:211:28:25

have the great Swedish band First

Aid Kit playing as well.

A great

1:28:251:28:33

programme as always. We will be back

in just a second. Stay with us.

1:28:331:28:41

Hello, this is Breakfast

with Roger Johnson and Tina Daheley.

1:29:401:29:43

Here's a summary of today's main

stories from BBC News.

1:29:431:29:48

Snow and ice continue to cause

widespread disruption

1:29:481:29:50

despite temperatures rising slowly.

1:29:501:29:53

Two yellow warnings remain in place,

covering much of the UK.

1:29:531:29:56

16 flood warnings

have an issue for the

1:29:561:29:58

south-west and

north-east of England.

1:29:581:30:00

Thousands of homes in rural

communities remain without power,

1:30:001:30:03

while many rail lines

are still blocked, and drivers have

1:30:031:30:09

been warned to expect delays.

1:30:091:30:15

Local authorities are being warned

by the Housing Secretary,

1:30:151:30:18

Sajid Javid, that they risk

losing their planning powers

1:30:181:30:20

if they refuse to build

enough new homes.

1:30:201:30:22

He told the Sunday Times

that he would be "breathing down

1:30:221:30:25

the neck" of so-called NIMBY

councils to make sure

1:30:251:30:28

they meet their targets.

1:30:281:30:30

Tomorrow, the government

will announce an overhaul

1:30:301:30:32

of planning rules in an attempt

to increase the rate of building.

1:30:321:30:39

The construction giant Carillion had

been "aggressively managed"

1:30:391:30:42

to make its balance sheet

look better than it was.

1:30:421:30:44

That was the verdict

of an independent report given

1:30:441:30:47

to its board four months

before it collapsed.

1:30:471:30:52

The chairman of the Commons Work

and Pensions Committee,

1:30:521:30:54

Frank Field, said the report showed

the "gross failings of corporate

1:30:541:30:57

governance and accounting"

at the firm.

1:30:571:31:01

Now, in the last half-hour the polls

have opened in Italy to elect

1:31:011:31:04

a new government.

1:31:041:31:05

Opinion polling suggests an alliance

of right-wing parties,

1:31:051:31:07

organised by the former

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi,

1:31:071:31:09

could do well.

1:31:091:31:11

But observers say the election

is likely to result in a hung

1:31:111:31:14

parliament.

1:31:141:31:16

And preparations are under way

for the 90th Academy Awards,

1:31:161:31:19

being held in Hollywood tonight.

1:31:191:31:21

The fantasy drama The Shape Of Water

is widely tipped to do well,

1:31:211:31:24

having secured 13 nominations.

1:31:241:31:25

British actor Gary Oldman

is in the running

1:31:251:31:29

to be named best actor

for his portrayal of Winston

1:31:291:31:31

Churchill.

1:31:311:31:35

And it is expected

that the Time's Up

1:31:351:31:38

campaign, a response to allegations

of sexual harassment against film

1:31:381:31:40

producer Harvey Weinstein,

will have a presence

1:31:401:31:42

at the ceremony.

1:31:421:31:46

Is it going to be about the prizes

are about protests this year?

I

1:31:461:31:50

think you decide, that person

decides, you know? For us, it is

1:31:501:31:55

about the fun.

That's right.

Your

life should be a protest. Your

1:31:551:32:01

voice, every day, should be the

protest, not just one night.

Now, we

1:32:011:32:06

are on the BBC News channel until

nine o'clock this morning. Coming up

1:32:061:32:10

in the next hour, Scotland has taken

a real battering along its rail

1:32:101:32:14

network.

1:32:141:32:18

At 8:10 we'll speak to Scotrail

to find out how many

1:32:181:32:21

of their services are

back up and running.

1:32:211:32:23

20,000 runners will take

to the streets of London this

1:32:231:32:26

morning for the Big Half a new half

marathon distance race.

1:32:261:32:29

Among them is BBC Radio

2's Chris Evan.

1:32:291:32:31

We'll speak to him as he limbers

up at the start line.

1:32:311:32:34

Diversity, or the lack of it,

has been a big issue at the Oscars

1:32:341:32:38

in recent years.

1:32:381:32:41

We'll speak to the teenagers

frustrated by this and who decided

1:32:411:32:44

to highlight the issue themselves

by recreating famous film posters

1:32:441:32:47

and swapping the white

performers for black actors.

1:32:471:32:49

All that still to come

on the BBC News Channel.

1:32:491:32:52

But this is where we say goodbye

to viewers on BBC One,

1:32:521:32:56

as it's time for Match of the Day.

1:32:561:33:01

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