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Whenever documentary filmmakers at Discovery Channel and the BBC unite for a project, stellar television seems to follow. The breakthrough natural history series "Life" stemmed from this collaboration in 2009, and "Africa" follows suit in stunning fashion. It's narrated by actor Forest Whitaker, who takes viewers on a journey through the vast and diverse continent. Four years in the making, during which more than 2,000 hours of video were shot, the program consists of six hourlong episodes that feature an array of never-before-filmed species, animal behaviors and previously unknown places. Cameras uncover the extreme dangers of the Kalahari, the dense forests and snow-capped peaks of the Savannah, the dynamic Congo rainforest, the ever-changing climate of the Cape and the massive and parched Sahara. A seventh episode, hosted by British naturalist David Attenborough, details changes Africa is undergoing and the challenges faced by a future generation of animals. … MORE
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Baby Queen: From Heartstopper to chart topper
Mark SavageBBC music correspondent1 hour ago
One of Baby Queen 's guitars is missing.
“I'm not allowed to have it At Home ,” the 26-year-old confesses. “I'm hugely prone to forgetfulness and if I turned up to a gig without it, it'd be a disaster. So it's in a lock-up in Wembley. ”
It's not just The Guitar .
“I actually chewed them up like a toffee. So, no, I'm not allowed to keep those either. ”
Fans of Baby Queen 's music probably won't be surprised.
Early anthem described her tendency to ruin parties by getting drunk and bursting into tears, while took a wry look at life on antidepressants: "”.
“So that was one reason. But ultimately, it just took a really long time to have enough great music to choose from. ”
Based on Alice Oseman 's graphic novels, the series charts the blossoming romance between High School students Charlie (Joe Locke ) and Nick (Kit Connor ), and Baby Queen formed the soundtrack to their courtship.
When the series launched, sales of songs like Want Me and Dover Beach surged by up to 500 per cent. Latham went on to write two song specifically for The Show ; and made her acting debut at The End of The Second series.
“I really could have done with a show like Heartstopper,” She says.
“And what's so beautiful about Heartstopper is that it's just a simple, happy, normal story.
As an 18-year-old, Latham fled the restrictive culture of Durban and flew to London with a suitcase of demo CDs.
The character allowed her to write more confrontational lyrics, dismantling Instagram culture on (sample lyric: “!”) and documenting her damaging lifestyle decisions on These Drugs.
The opening song, We Can Be Anything, is a glistening rejection of the nihilism that characterised her early songs. And by The End of the record, She 's writing a heartfelt letter to her 17-year-old self, telling her to stop worrying.
That realisation is key.
Even her family approved.
“We've worked through so much when It Comes To My sexuality. She 's seen how difficult it's been for me, which is something I never opened up to her about before, and we're just in a completely different place…
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“ not lost damn gone wrong. ” (Try reading it with and without the text in italics. )
“I'm so glad you picked that song out!” She beams. “That call and response was so difficult to write, as was creating a sonic difference between the two parts.
“I feel like I've written myself into a corner, sometimes,” She admits.
Better still, She 's dialled down the cynicism and opened her heart.
“,” She sings, her voice racked with guilt.
“So I hadn't lost as much as I thought. ”
“Quarter Life Crisis isn't my dream album and it's not my best album,” She says with a characteristic lack of filter.
“The One thing that I felt after finishing it was, 'Let me just make my next one. I know what to do now'. ”
Source of news: bbc.com