tv Review 2016 BBC News December 31, 2016 9:30am-10:01am GMT
is no stranger to meeting the queen. he's been knighted for services to his sport. stars of the stage and screen, including ken dodd and patricia routledge, have also been included in the new year's honours list. they're among more than a thousand people to have been recognised, as our entertainment correspondent lizo mzimba reports. # happiness... # he's been one of britain's favourite entertainers for more than half a century. now ken dodd has received a knighthood. the best day ever, you can't get better than this. i've played lots of big theatres, i've worked abroad, but this is it. this is the day, yes. i'm very, very proud. the "bouquet" residence! the lady of the house speaking. actress patricia routledge, she's been made a dame. # yeah, you really got me going # you got me so i don't know what i'm doing... # kinks frontman ray davies said he felt "humility and joy" to become sir ray. lady anne... a knighthood too for award—winning
actor mark rylance. bond actress naomi harris becomes an obe. wow! figures from fashion and design have also been recognised. american vogue editor anna wintour said she was touched to be made a dame. designer victoria beckham becomes an obe. the hillsborough independent panel was chaired by the former bishop of liverpool, james jones. he's now been knighted. obviously great pride, but mixed with sadness, because of that enduring sadness of the families who have continued to feel the loss of their loved ones. he is one of hundreds being recognised for their contribution across the uk. lizo mzimba, bbc news. there's a warning that heavy fog could cause further travel disruption today. yesterday the uk's biggest airports, heathrow and gatwick, cancelled more than 150 flights. the met office says driving
conditions will be difficult in many areas of central, eastern and south—east england. simon calder, travel editor of the independent, is at heathrow this morning. simon, i understand you have an update on what is happening. i'm afraid things are getting worse, it isa afraid things are getting worse, it is a pretty bleak day, as you can see, the fog is actually clearing a little. at seven o'clock this morning you couldn't see anything, merely hear the old plane arriving. while there was all sorts of hi—tech stuff to get them to land safely evenif stuff to get them to land safely even if there is low visibility, u nfortu nately even if there is low visibility, unfortunately air—traffic controllers have to slow down the arrivals rate, and that gums everything up at an airport as busy as heathrow. so british airways have cancelled about 50 flights today. u nfortu nately, if cancelled about 50 flights today. unfortunately, if you are trying to get to istanbul on the flight leaving three minutes ago, that has just been cancelled, as has the
ﬂight just been cancelled, as has the flight to rome in two minutes' time. across the other side of the capital, london city is even worse affected. incoming passengers are finding themselves in various parts of essex, having been diverted to sta nsted all of essex, having been diverted to stansted all south of essex, having been diverted to sta nsted all south end, of essex, having been diverted to stansted all south end, and other airlines have all cancelled flights this morning from london city. u nfortu nately, this morning from london city. unfortunately, the airport closes for its normal weekend curfew at lunchtime, so if you don't get out this morning, you are kind of stuck. so flights cancelled and delayed, what can people do if they are due to fly in the next 2a hours also? what can people do if they are due to fly in the next 24 hours also?m is really tricky, if your flight has been cancelled you go to the back of the queue, trying to find seats on the queue, trying to find seats on the few available sites. i have been to the heathrow hotels, talking to passengers who have missed connections. if you fall give me a ray davies reference, they spent all of the day and all of the night here at heathrow, tried to book another
flights, but very few seats available. airlines are responsible for paying for accommodation and meals until they can get you to your destination, but i'm afraid it does look bleak. simon, thank you very much for your time this morning, simon calder, travel editor at the independent. around 3,000 police officers will be on duty across central london tonight as crowds gather to celebrate the new year. greater manchester police and other forces say they've also stepped up crowd protection measures. scotland yard says extra resources have been brought in to keep people safe following the terror attacks in berlin and nice earlier this year. donald trump has praised russia's president putin for his decision not to engage in a row about the expulsion of diplomats. in a tweet, the us president—elect said he always knew the russian leader was " president 0bama has ordered 35 russian diplomats to leave the country after accusing moscow of interfering in november's presidential election. from midnight tonight, anyone who owns an air gun in scotland will need a licence. the legislation was introduced after a toddler
was killed by an air—gun pellet in glasgow in 2005. people in england and wales can own the weapons without any kind of documentation. it's the time of year for charts and lists and best—ofs, so we thought we'd take this opportunity to share our most popular clip from the bbc breakfast social—media accounts over the last 12 months. is it a hard—hitting piece ofjournalism or a stunning expose? no. it's this footage of giant panda da mao battling a snowman at toronto zoo. he wins, as you will see from this. thousands of you liked and shared these pictures when they went online a couple of weeks ago. it is quite mesmerising, actually, this is my favourite bit, are you ready for this?
it does carry on for quite a while, and you can understand why it is so popular, because he get backs up now. it is the determination. it is hard to get a grip, what is this, a straddle? he gets on top, and then look out! i call that uncomfortable, personally! such elegance and grace! i wonder what the snowman did to upset him! we could watch that all day. we will leave him there. he is still on the social media page, if you want to watch the whole thing. so many sports stars recognise today. yes, great to see so many 0lympians and paralympians on the list, you have been talking about the big ones, and all of those in those round of the —— vts. kate
richardson—walsh has been made, because you do not get given, she has been made cbe, and chris coleman, the wales manager, has been made an 0be. the whole of the british hockey team, you were talking to sam quek, they are mbe. so many, the list goes on and on, hundreds of them. it is great to have a chance to talk about what they did, look back on everything, and the round—up of the year that we showed early on the programme, absolutely brilliant. all that remains for me to talk about is a bit of football that has been happening over the last couple of days, you have been taking the big stories of the day! hull city are off the bottom of the premier league, but they missed out on a first league win in nearly two months after a late everton equaliser at the kcom. the tigers went ahead but were pegged back when robert snodgrass scored this brilliant free kick in the second half. they couldn't hang on for victory, though. ross barkley nodded in the everton equaliser late on. it finished 2—2.
i'm really pleased, because over the past three or four weeks, we've put in a shift and got nothing. today we've put in a shift and got a point. we could be greedy and ask for more, but i'm really proud of the players for their efforts and we have to go again in two, three days' time. i am really pleased tonight about our performance. i wasn't happy about our slow start, 1—0 down, but we showed twice, really, in the result, a really good attitude and a good reaction. and i think we played good football. it's a busy day in the premier league with top billing going to second—placed liverpool against manchester city, who are third. city will be boosted by the return of striker sergio aguero, back from a four—match ban. no, he is ready, he can play good for us. yeah, finally come back
after seven games banned, three games plus four. and we are happy he is back. actually, i hope pep gave him the opportunity to have three and a half weeks off, somewhere with good weather, argentina is good at the moment. he can only score goals of somebody gives him the ball, so we have to avoid the easy passes, i would say. probably each pass in his area, but the easy ones we should avoid, and we can defend. there was one game in the scottish premiership last night with aberdeen winning 1—0 at hearts. the goal came from jonny hayes in the 66th minute. the third placed dons are now six points ahead of hearts, who are fourth. celtic could extend their lead over rangers to 19 points in the scottish premiership if they win the old firm derby at ibrox this lunchtime. celtic are unbeaten in 23 domestic matches this season, and it's their last game before
the winter break in scotland. we have had a really tough month of nine games, seven of which we won, one draw in the champions league. so we wa nt one draw in the champions league. so we want to win the game, of course. however, whatever way the result goes for us, we had a brilliant opening period to the season. we will go away, reenergise and refocus and be better in the second part of the season. as we've been hearing, andy murray has been knighted in the new year's honours list. he'll play in the third—place playoff within the next hour, after a surprise defeat yesterday to david goffin in the semifinals of the world tennis championship in abu dhabi. he is already a couple of breaks up against milos raonic. goffin will play rafael nadal in the final after he beat milos raonic in three sets. andy murray on course for third place at the world tennis championships in abu dhabi. to rugby union, and george north will return for northampton saints in their premiership match
at gloucester tomorrow. it will be the welshman‘s first game since suffering a head injury against leicester on december 3rd. that was north's fifth concussion in two years, including two in the match on your screen now between england and wales in february 2015. a review board said north shouldn't have continued to play against leicester, but they didn't sanction northampton. raymond van barneveld knocked out phil "the power" taylor in the quarter—finals of the pdc world darts championship. in what was billed as the el clasico of darts, the dutchman saw off taylor 5—3 at alexandra palace. he'll play world number one michael van gerwen in the semis. i always think the crowd would put the off if i was playing darts. i think that in any sport, in golf, with the huge ground, i would lie down in the feudal position! it is quite unusual, the darts, it
is such a social occasion, it is like being in a club or something and someone playing darts in front of you. you have got to be the kind of personality that thrives on that, and the players do, they love it, don't they? the rules of rugby and boxing are often changed to make the sport safer for children often changed to make the sport saferfor children to often changed to make the sport safer for children to play, often changed to make the sport saferfor children to play, but often changed to make the sport safer for children to play, but is it now time for football to do the same? with research linking heading the ball to brain injuries, the professional footballers association says it's time to think about banning headers in the junior game. in america, they‘ re banned for under—10s. here's what parents and children visiting the national football museum think of the idea. asa mum, as a mum, iam as a mum, i am concerned about a ball impact in on my son's head. as a mum, i am concerned about a ball impact in on my son's headm they are having a kick around in the
park, you're not going to be able to stop them. it is ridiculous, where do you draw the line? if children are trained to do it correctly, unless there is evidence otherwise, we should leave it to run as it is. if there were no headers allowed, it would change football. if children and ten not able to do it, they would not want to play. it is a bad idea, because like some people are defenders and they have to head the ball to get it out. if they don't, the other team will probably school. some good views there! with us now are children's football coach nathan sargerson and dr michael grey, a neuroscientist from the university of east anglia. good morning to you both. you are a football coach, you are used to kids in training, what will they make of this idea? it will be... ithink it will be difficult to take out of the game initially. i think it has got
to come from governing bodies like the fa, and it will be hard at first, i think. the fa, and it will be hard at first, ithink. but the fa, and it will be hard at first, i think. but something to work on, and the doctor has done his research, and he knows a lot about it, more than i do. so i think we have got to listen to people like dr michael grey. talk us through what science is telling us at this stage about what heading the ball does to the body, and in this case we're talking about a child. right, so a numberof talking about a child. right, so a number of issues. the first is, i think, is really important that we dispel the idea that we are trying to say stop sport, stop children from playing sport. it is really important that children are doing that. the issue now is with repetitive impacts to the brain. the brain sits inside the cranium, and each time there is an impact, the brain is rattling around inside the cranium, and the rotations are
causing structural damage to the neurons. break this down for us, you know, say you all the football coach more specifically heads the ball, what happens each time the ball is headed? each time the brain is rotating, really wobbling. so it should be able to do that? absolutely. why is it a problem? the idea is that, overa absolutely. why is it a problem? the idea is that, over a career of doing this, over a long time of heading the ball repeatedly, we are having increased damage with each and every hit. and the idea is that what we know is that it leads or can lead to neurodegeneration. and that is measurable? what is the evidence? we do have evidence, so over a long period of time, we do have evidence where what we call white—matter changes in the brain. so the bits of the neurons that are communicating with our brain, we note that they
are thinner in people who have been heading the ball for a career. the issue with children, a number of issues with children, the biggest one is that they do not have the same protection as do adults, they are a lot more vulnerable, so the idea is that if we restrict children from heading the ball at a very young age, when they are most vulnerable, the idea is that we are protecting them. nathan, when you are teaching kids football, are you teaching them about how to head a ball safely? 0r teaching them about how to head a ball safely? or is itjust not possible? no, it is, and we do that ata possible? no, it is, and we do that at a really low age, so i coach kids as young as three, and we are making sure that the footwork is ok, and that has a knock—on effect about the body, the stance, and they know that it is the forehead, not the top of the head. you get that in as young as possible, and then they will know. and the sort of correct
themselves, really. if they do it wrong, they generally know the answer. does it make a difference? if they are using soft. michael talking specifically about where on the head, the forehead is the technique? not in terms of concussion, no, but for neck injury, definitely, teaching people to do the skill properly is definitely important. where we are at the moment, the pfa is calling on authorities to consider a. given what you said, how the doctor explains it, in america they seem to be head of us, what has to happen for somebody to say you can out of children having constant impact on the head? we need the will to change. iliken the head? we need the will to change. i liken this very much to what happened in canada, where i am from, with eye socket. we banned the body checking a long, long time ago. —— with ice hockey. there was a lot
of opposition to it at first, but now it is accepted. do you think it might go that way? possibly, when you're talking about injuries to children, you have got to take it quite seriously, and the research behind it, we were talking backstage, there has got to be more research to replicate it. but it is possible. and i think that the younger end, there isn't that much heading, because kids are struggled to kick the ball off the floor. the usa have brought it in at under ten, and where they get that and ten from i would like to know. but you never know. thank you both very much for your time this morning. time now for a look at the weather with matt. we have had for being an issue as you have been hearing throughout brea kfast. you have been hearing throughout breakfast. it is not as dense or long—lasting as it has been through the past few days, but still a few
patches causing trouble on some of the roads, especially over the hills and at some of the airports of south—east england, but also into northern france, belgium and the netherlands. most of it will lift into low cloud, making for a grey day across many southern areas, but a few breaks allowing sunshine through, particularly to the north—east of wales and north—eastern england, lovely start here. the clouds thicken up across cumbria and dump it and galloway for some drizzle. raining relentlessly across northern scotland for 24—hour is, a risk of minorflooding, breezy conditions around it as well. that rain band does make a ship southwards, . rain band does make a ship southwards,. —— rain band does make a ship southwards, . —— a rain band does make a ship southwards,. —— a shift southwards. head of that rain, ten or ii degrees, where the mist and low cloud lingers, five or six celsius. in bright spots, around 12 celsius through this afternoon. if you are
heading outside to celebrate this evening, as the midnight hour approaches, take somewhat approves for the early start across scotland and northern ireland, a spell of heavy rain will move into northern england and northwest wales by midnight. as the bells ringing in scotland, most will be clear, cold, but one or two wintry showers in the north. largely dry for central and southern england, drizzle before the heavy rain arrives in the north—west of wales later. compared to recent nights, comparatively mild, seven or 8 degrees as we had midnight in the south, much colder in the north, the wind making it feel colder than those temperatures would suggest. that cold wind from the arctic nudges southwards into new year's day, it will take a while, this weather front will be straddling parts of england and wales, meaning a lot of cloud, outbreaks of rain, heavy at times. sleet and snow over the hills. the best of the brightness into northern england during the afternoon, but even here
one of two rain or snow flurries, feeling very cold indeed. more of that cold weather to take is into monday an tuesday, sunshine by day, frosty by night. however you are enjoying, happy hogmanay. the singer and actor paul robeson was a key figure in the american civil—rights movement. but what's not so well known is his solidarity with welsh mining communities. one of his lesser known films, the proud valley, has now been remastered by the british film institute, and is to be taken on tour as part of their season celebrating black actors. teleri glynjones reports. # back to work with no repining # all through the night... # the story of a black man who enchanted a south wales mining community, paul robeson's film the proud valley was a box—office flop,
but now it's being remastered and taken on tour. ivor england is a former miner and trade union leader. for him, robeson is a personal hero. the old man, i could remember him saying robeson has got something. not only a voice, but a way of speaking on behalf of his people, and that stayed with me for very many years. mining has now largely disappeared from the valleys of south wales, but that connection between the people of these communities and the son of a slave who became a lawyer, a civil—rights activist who became a lawyer, and one of the most famous actors of his generation endures. # let it be known... # steady, mate, steady! the proud valley was made in 1940, but paul robeson's connection to wales dates back to the 1920s, when he met a group of miners who walked from south wales to london to draw attention to the hardship they endured. for the first time, he saw the miners‘ struggle was similar to his own struggle for civil rights.
my warmest greetings to the people of my beloved wales... in 1957, robeson was banned from travelling. he addressed a group of miners from a secret studio. thousands gathered to hear him sing at the miners‘ eisteddfod in porthcawl. former mp hywel francis was there. it was quite stunning, quite electric that we heard his voice coming from this studio in new york. paul robeson was one of the few people who actually stood up to racism and the lynchings in the deep south and campaigned for peace and campaigned for colonial freedom. he had that same internationalist view that the south wales miners had, a shared common humanity. it is that history that the british film institute is celebrating as part of its black star season. paul robeson was particularly proud of this film
because it gave him an opportunity to express his socialist beliefs, and he could represent the wales working class. in many of his films, he felt he could not do this through, because he was oppressed by the hollywood system. an exhibition of robeson's work will run at the bfi southbank in london until the end ofjanuary, but perhaps it is in south wales he will be most fondly remembered. teleri glynjones, bbc news. that is fascinating, isn't it? just 14 hours left in 2016. and one second! let's take a look back at the year on bbc breakfast. it has been an eventful year, have a look at this. # ch—ch—ch—ch—changes # turn and face the strain...# 2016 was a year of change on breakfast. the year we said goodbye to our old friend bill. straight down the middle. i was taking great interest in your isobars.
would you say they were tightly packed? they are quite tightly packed, yes. honestly, i really meant nothing by that. i'm so glad they did not do the jugs one. have a great day. after 15 years on bbc breakfast, bill turnbull finally gave up the 4:00am alarm calls. now the day has come for you to swap that sofa for a bed and those long—awaited lie—ins. go this way now. we said goodbye to bill. do you see the love and affection naga has? hello to dan. oh, it's beautiful. it's a beautiful thing. # ch—ch—ch—ch—changes. .. # all change, all over. so much of it so surprising. there will be a new president, and it could be donald trump. she sighs i believe that won't reveal itself. it really has been a year of surprises, and who could have predicted this? describe yourself in one word.
awesome. breakfast thrilled in a glittering gold rush of a summer. 52 medals. honest, do you shove the bronze in the top drawer? where will you put all of the golds? 0ur mums love looking after them. just a few have popped over to see sally. she has some new friends. who is the most competitive? fresh from rio, there was one place our medallists chose to come. definitely alistair. go for it. is that max whitlock on the pommel outside my office? it is really him! i can touch him, he is real. 0h, jingly. describe yourself in one word. determined! i can't leave you out, can i? from 0lympic champs. . .to red sofa champs. naga shone on strictly.
well done. louise is in the final! louise was very nearly masterchef. the trophy that you didn't quite win. that i nearly, nearly won. so close. and as for 0re... but the real star of breakfast has always been you, and in 2016, so many of you have inspired us. running for me has been something that i have used to help combat the mental illness that i suffered throughout my 20s. four years ago, i could not even run for a bus. we have done it. we did it. we are so proud of what we have done. what are you right now? cancer—free. say it again. cancer—free. and again. cancer—free. how does it feel? great. this year, you helped us shine a light on cancer. you told us these stories encouraged you to get that check, make that change. i would say to all the boys
and girls to never give up. 2016 was not all bad. and we have helped deliver some of the best bits. there she was, just presenting very happily. and then she decided to have an event later on. we have also delivered some of the worst. we will be joined by scottish first minister nicola sturgeon, talking about plans for a second referendum on independence. i'm sorry. we have very clearly run the wrong pictures over that particular sequence. we haven't always got it right. i will get it wrong. yes but no but. and you have been happy to tell us when we haven't. "yes but no but" is not me, but. am i bovvered? lots of people have been commenting on louise's lovely dress. some people said it was a slice of battenberg. some people said it was rhubarb and custard.
a few people have suggested you are wearing the heart of midlothian away kit today. i have been getting grief this morning about this nice bit of whistle. i willjust wear it with pride. but more of you choose to watch us over your cereal than any other breakfast show. he just licked my breakfast. and for that the breakfast family would like to say thank you. thank you! i said happy new year. laughter there is always someone, that was tracy, our floor manager, there is always someone, that was tracy, ourfloor manager, we know what she meant! and have a lovely new year's eve, whatever you are doing, thank you for watching over the last year. we will be back tomorrow from six. bye— bye. this is bbc news, i gavin esler. the
headlines at ten o'clock. the new yea rs headlines at ten o'clock. the new years honours list is dominated by 0lympic years honours list is dominated by olympic and paralympic stars, including andy murray, will farrell and lee pearson. i am shocked and honoured. i have been through so many emotions. 0nce honoured. i have been through so many emotions. once i received the letter, fear, excitement. from the world of entertainment that are likely to ken dodd, mark rylands and print are full. almost three quarters of people are recognised for work in the local community. dozens of flights from heathrow and gatwick were cancelled as freezing fog mixed driving conditions treacherous. security is stepped up across the uk for new year celebrations after the deadly lorry