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2008-08-28 03:00:40

By Paul English SOMEONE at stv obviously hadn't changed the intelligence settings after The X Factor. Before Martin Clunes' film about mutts, the station's announcer was still addressing the sort of audience who think "canine" is a good name for a boy band. The patronising voice said: "And now on stv, did you know a dog's genetic make-up is similar to that of a wolf? Me neither." Granted, there are a lot of people out there with the IQ of a minty fresh breath, but come on - one year-old...

2008-08-23 00:00:24

By Peter Chapman SUNDAY 24.08 Martin Clunes: a Man and His Dogs 9pm ITV1 Martin Clunes, a self-confessed dog fan, investigates how the relationship with our four-legged friends has changed over the years. In the first of a two-part documentary, he travels to Australia to watch dingoes messing about in the surf. The Naked Pilgrim: the Road to Santiago Sky Arts 7.30pm Brian Sewell's supplies of good temper begin to run dry as he explores some wall carvings in Bordeaux, but a trip to...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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