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the main prosecutor from bill clinton's impeachment as well as the lawyer alan dershowitz, who's clients included oj simpson and jeffrey epstein. the us says it will start to screen passengers from china for symptoms of a new coronavirus virus that has killed two people. there are forty one laboratory confirmed cases — but experts in london estimate the true number is closer to one thousand seven hundred. iran's supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei has defended the country's armed forces after it admitted shooting down a passenger plane by mistake. canada's prime minister, justin trudeau, says iran must pay compensation to the 176 people who were killed — 57 of those were canadian citizens. "it's friday. it's five to five. it's crackerjack!" — one of the most recognisable beginnings to any children's tv programme. crackerjack ran on bbc one from 1959 to 1984 and was famous
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for its "double or drop" cabbage game. it returned to our screens last night and our entertainment correspondent colin paterson has been for a look behind the scenes. it is friday. it is friday. it is friday. it is crackerjack! the time is on may have changed little else has. the same mix of gangs and gags. you host sam and mark showed me around the set. firstly on thejob the important thing is wetting yourself time for lunch. and explained why it had returned after 36 years. it is just such an iconic show, isn't it, so it was like, it was a bit of a no—brainer. cbbc suggested this to us and i was like an honour. a massive family entertainment show is what we love doing and this ticks of the boxes.
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it set, go. starting in 1959 was hosted by amon andrews. what do you think of the show so far? by of the show so far? by the 19705, audiences reached 8.5 million. john over there... with the contestants including the future speak of the house of commonsjohn speak of the house of commons john bercow. he lost. in the 805 there was stu francis. i could jump he lost. in the 805 there was stu francis. i couldjump off he lost. in the 805 there was stu francis. i could jump off a dolls house. it was all about catchphrases. we are going to try a few. going to be having more fun. 0ne few. going to be having more fun. one of the rules with catchphrases. .. it is one of the rules with catchphrases... it is a one of the rules with catchphrases. .. it is a catchphrase if it starts working. it is organic. the crackerjack catchphrase hopefully will catch on. this is a
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5ure hopefully will catch on. this is a sure sign crackerjack! ha5 returned. a huge 5tack sure sign crackerjack! ha5 returned. a huge stack of foam pies. and of the first episode of the new series features a number of crackerjack! grades. how does it feel to be back on the set? crackerjack!. brilliant, it feels great. the viper here. why i5 it feels great. the viper here. why is this the right time to bring it back? if it ain't broke, don't meant it. the judge —— back? if it ain't broke, don't meant it. thejudge —— don't back? if it ain't broke, don't meant it. the judge —— don't meant it. the legs do not work as they used to. it. the judge —— don't meant it. the legs do not work as they used tom was the best children's 5how legs do not work as they used tom was the best children's show ever and somebody has had the bright idea to bring back top—class television.
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they were waiting for the right presenters and the two lads are fabulous. we want kids to get off iphones and everybody get to the same room and get to shout crackerjack!. crackerjack!. that's more like it. as for that change in time... i would love it from some dad who gets to the iplayer and 5ta rt5 dad who gets to the iplayer and starts at five 25. if you want to make it proper nostalgic, do it. there was only one way we could end this piece. crackerjack!. coming up at 6 o clock breakfast with naga munchetty and charlie stayt but first on bbc news it's time for the travel show. thi5 this week on the travel show... the
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swamp this week on the travel show... the 5wamp that is becoming a tinderbox. let's dehydrate their speed. freddie, to, one... where the amish go on their holidays. we have been blessed to go on a place like this. people except u5 blessed to go on a place like this. people except us and it is quite unique. plus what will the 20s bring for travellers? 0ur guru highlights the coming decade.
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thi5 this week we begin the swamp. this area is home to mosquitoes, ticks, poisonous rattlesnakes area is home to mosquitoes, ticks, poisonous rattlesna kes and area is home to mosquitoes, ticks, poisonous rattlesnakes and even the occasional black bear. back in the 18th century, this place was considered so bleak and indisputable, it was given a name just as unwelcoming, the great dismal swamp. it is right on the border between virginia and north carolina. back when the us was formed, it was around 1 million acres. today it is much smaller, about an eighth of his original size and it looks much different. now it is protected wildlife preserve with
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trouser biking and hiking and a leg for boating. —— lake. but the changes have brought some problems. the wetlands are much more vulnerable to climate change. in 2011, a fire burned through 6500 acres, taking more than 100 days to put out. i am meeting the man leading efforts to save the swamp. it isa leading efforts to save the swamp. it is a beautiful, windy day. we're going to push around in the canoe. chris. a little breezy. what are these trees? bold cyprus trees. they used to dominate the forest community because it was a weather environment and these trees were very abundant. while the great
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dismal swamp sounds like the lay of abadie, it is beautiful here. dismal swamp sounds like the lay of abadie, it is beautiful harem dismal swamp sounds like the lay of abadie, it is beautiful here. it has ecosystems all in this one landscape. the name does not give it a welcoming feeling but once people get to learn the area, they realise how special it is. we are walking along washington ditch, named after george washington who was one partner in the great dismal swamp land company. these indigenous were dug under his direction to drain the swamp, log the timber and farm the land. to drain the swamp, not the only us president to say that. i guess not. more than 200 years of
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development for the area to become just a little less dismal. and at that time, the swamp featured in another chapter of american history. before the civil war, runaway slaves came to hide here. they form communities and they were called maroons. this people chose to live in the swamp? yes because live on a plantation was so horrific that they chose to be free and if they had to go to live in the swamp to have their freedom, they were determined to do so. with mosquitoes, snakes... very courageous. i would say so. eric has traced his family history toa man eric has traced his family history to a man who used to work in the swamp. after securing his freedom, he wrote a memoir. he did not have
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to live day to day in the swamp. he was on a plantation but he described how some of the people who lived in the swamp and who were enslaved, he described very vividly their conditions. i heard you are running to us? we do an underground rail tour based on his narrative. to the north of virginia, it is important for me to make sure that their history does not remain hidden and we are looking to carry that on from generation to generation as well. but despite this area's dramatic past, its ecosystem is under threat. the drain started by george washington has dried out large section of the swamp now chris and his team are trying to rewrite it. this acts as a little dam where we can manage the water, to raise water
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levels in the dig, slow the drainage and allows to dehydrate. those are about what? six inches. so it will raise the surrounding water, re hyd rate raise the surrounding water, rehydrate the surrounding area. and why is that important? it dries out the pete, it makes it more prone to severe wildfires and also, because it subsides, it does not provide a base for a forest. you need healthy soil to have a healthy forest. base for a forest. you need healthy soil to have a healthy forestm base for a forest. you need healthy soil to have a healthy forest. it is hoped rehydrate in the swamp will reduce the severity of future fires and, during the hurricane season, protect nearby communities from flooding. by holding more of the water in the swamp, instead of servicing down these ditches, it will actually reduce some of the
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peak flood flows and will spread out the extent of the flow across the landscape. like a giant sponge. exactly. let's rehyd rate. landscape. like a giant sponge. exactly. let's rehydrate. same time, ready? 0k. three, two, one. nice stop it sounds like the swamp will never be as expensive or as dismal as during washington's time but that is not the point. no, we want to restore the swamp to what it was but what we're trying to do is bring back some of those past characteristics that are beneficial to promote resiliency going into the future.
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if you are planning a trip to virginia in the nearfuture, here are some things you should look out for... when most people start is the state capital of richmond. 0ur tip is to head to scots addition, an old industrial zone that has been regenerated. in particular it has become a focus of the huge craft beer scene. enjoy a day of brewery hopping. more than 30 to choose from so hopping. more than 30 to choose from so make sure to take it easy. from the great outdoors, head for the blue ridge mountains and in particular shenandoah national park. 500 miles to explore and five campsites to stay on. check out the websites for some rules and
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restrictions first. this part of the world is also nascar central. good stockcar races in richmond but the bigger one isjust over stockcar races in richmond but the bigger one is just over the stockcar races in richmond but the bigger one isjust over the border in tennessee. this season runs from april to september. it is cheaper to book tickets in advance but you can turn up on race day and see it as well. make sure to get there early because there is a real festival atmosphere and plenty going on besidesjust atmosphere and plenty going on besides just the atmosphere and plenty going on besidesjust the race. still to come: oui’ besidesjust the race. still to come: our global bureau brings us his highlights for the next ten yea rs. his highlights for the next ten years. and how this place became the amish disneyland. i have learnt how to when at the game is big teammate thatis to when at the game is big teammate that is much better than you. that is how you win. so don't go away.
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hello again. at the start of the new year, it is always fun to make some travel plans for the coming 12 months. but the beginning of 2020 gives an excuse to extend that horizon for a full decade. so this week i'm picking some of my travel highlights for the next ten years. 2020, of course, is an olympic year, and tokyo picks up the baton from rio. iam planning and tokyo picks up the baton from rio. i am planning to be in the japanese capital for the games, but i won't be buying any flights or hotels until a few weeks before the opening ceremony, which is on the 24th ofjuly.
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opening ceremony, which is on the 24th of july. i opening ceremony, which is on the 24th ofjuly. i have observed a pattern emerging from all the summer 0lympics pattern emerging from all the summer olympics in sydney 20 years ago. initially, prices are high. but as the extravaganza approaches, it becomes clear that supply is outstripping demand and rates begin to fall. in 2021, i'll be heading for scotland for a transport revolution. by the end of next year there will be self—driving buses on a spectacular route shuttling across the forth road bridge every 20 minutes and carrying half a million passengers annually between the scottish capital and the ancient kingdom of fife. but to comply with safety laws, each vehicle will have a driver on board. by 2022, dubai's burj al khalifa could be deposed as the tallest building in the world. thejeddah the tallest building in the world. the jeddah tower on saudi the tallest building in the world. thejeddah tower on saudi arabia's red sea coast is expected to stand
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at least one kilometre high once it is complete, with an observation deck about two—thirds of the way to the top. it will also house the highest hotel in the world. august 12, 2026, will be the height of the european holiday season, and the date for a total eclipse of the sun. the stripe of darkness will traverse the spanish cities of bilbao, saragossa and valencia before arriving here on the island of majorca. in 2027, the great british university cities of oxford and cambridge should be reconnected by train. 60 years after the old railway line was ripped up, there will be barely an hour apart. currently the journey by bus or connecting trains takes at least twice as long. the line will also serve two very different tourist attractions. bletchley park, the top—secret home of second world war
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codebreakers, and top—secret home of second world war codebrea kers, and vista top—secret home of second world war codebreakers, and vista shopping village, which is exactly as it sounds. —— bicester. los angeles gets a number year in the olympics on in 2028. the southern california city last hosted the olympics in 1984. since then, downtown los angeles has been revitalised, and thatis angeles has been revitalised, and that is where i plan to base myself. after the closing ceremony i will walk along to union station and step aboard an intercity train, either the express service but is likely to be running by then to las vegas, or the california high—speed rail link to san francisco. and 2030, that marks the intended completion date ofan marks the intended completion date of an 8000 kilometre swathe of woodland stretching across africa from senegal to eritrea. the great green wall project aims to transform the sahel, the region to the south
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of the sahara desert, and build local resilience to climate change. the hope is to create 10 million jobs, some of them in tourism, as travellers flocked to see the changing face of africa and what is billed as the largest living structure on the planet. that's it for now, but keep your questions coming. you can contact us on any of oui’ coming. you can contact us on any of our social media accounts, and i will do my very best to help. to enter this week, i am heading down to sarasota, on florida's glorious gulf coast, where every year a small neighbourhood is transformed by one of america's most distinctive communities. welcome to pine craft. since starting as a tourist resort in the 19205, this has become a holiday hotspot for the amish. we have a mural here depicting everyday amish life. a friendly man welcoming
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us. maybe we can ride the horse. the amish are christians that hold onto a simple, rural way of life. they are best known for their regimented plainclothes, one for of humility and modesty. they also reject most forms of modern technology, some even avoiding electricity from the national grid. well, i guess we grow up national grid. well, i guess we grow up working. i mean, we don'tjust sit around doing nothing. it's always, you've got something to do. and, like, in the evening, of course we read books. we don't have tv. and oui’ we read books. we don't have tv. and our children like to come home, we have cookouts. it is a very secure life. you grew up in an area where your life was always, sort of, you knew what to expect. because as time goes on it's not so simple anymore, you know? we don't do things like we did a hundred years ago or 50 years
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ago. this might look like a normal street in central florida, but actually many of these are amish holiday homes. and if you look right here, this is a power line. even the amish want to kick back on vacation. the neighbourhood offers more modern conveniences than you might find in one of their traditional settlements. bicycles and golf carts replace horse sound buggies, and the holiday homes, all have power. we heard there is a saying that whatever happens in pine craft stays in pinecraft. every winter and spring, an estimated 5000 people come to visit. but if you're not amish, you might have to prepare for a cold reception. they tend to keep themselves to themselves, not so much out of unfriendliness than modesty. and when the camera comes out, everyone tends to scatter. i've been a of places and i've met a lot of people and i fit in most the
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time, but here, obviously i stick out like a sore thumb here, and i don't exactly know how to interact. so it can feel a little bit lonely at times. i had to a hotel which welcomes both amish and non—amish gas, where luckily, john and wilma have agreed to sit down with me, and even then we take a while to warm up. so we will have some fun, make a few little pieces of television, and tell some stories like this one. can you both tell me a bit about pinecraft? there's no other place like it in the world, i don't think. why do you say that? it's really a social life for older people. you go to the park, it is kind of a
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gathering place where people come, sit and visit. there is shuffleboard down there. and people, a lot of the older guys are shuffling, mostly men, but there is always one court open for the women. so, yeah, you get to know people from a lot of different areas. different denominations, you know? they come in here and it has been interesting, but people, what we would call outsiders, but are not amish, just happen to be in the area, and now they are coming back ever since. there is that cincinnati couple, some of them. yeah. we have become close friends with them. they are nice, clean people, you know? not, you know, people that you don't have to be ashamed of. i think we've been very blessed to have a place to go like this, that people accept us and, yeah, it's quite unique. on
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john's recommendation, i had to be parked, hitching a ride on a very non—traditional mode of transportation. —— head to the park. my transportation. —— head to the park. my new guide is immanuel, a long—time resident here in pinecraft. so this game is called shuffleboard. yeah. pinecraft. so this game is called shuffleboa rd. yeah. and pinecraft. so this game is called shuffleboard. yeah. and what's the point? the point is to get your puck on the area that is marked. in shuffleboard, players are awarded points for landing discs within the scoring area. but landed in an area called the kitchen, and you are deducted ten points. so my teammate is the guy over in the blue. it seems like quite a popular sport. is the guy over in the blue. it seems like quite a popular sportm is, very popular in the wintertime down here. and away we go! so i will try to get up there that that's right. all right, here we go. my first ever shuffle. my first ever
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shuffleboard. three, two, one... i knocked us both out! i am hitting them, which i think is good. but no—one has scored any points. 0h. it turns out to be shuffleboard court is definitely the place to be. john has come over all the way from the hotel to cheer me on. i'm afraid you are not ready for the tournament. i was playing better until you showed up, iswear. was playing better until you showed up, i swear. are you going to play, what? i'm just watching. just criticising? yes, i like to criticise. no, i don't think that was good. their score goes up, our school goes
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down. i thought it rounded up, but it ends up 75. if they score one more. . . it ends up 75. if they score one more... so if we don't knock this yellow one out, we lose? he has to knock two of them out. and that looks like it is game over. game over? you win? we win. well, it was a learning experience. thank you so much. thank you, that was fun. i appreciated. how was i? i was ok? yeah, for the first time. apparently, all it takes to make friends in pinecraft is losing a game of shuffleboard. well, it looks like i will have to practise my shuffleboard skills. and while i do that, coming up next week... lucy is in the basque country, where tourists have been paying over the odds for a local
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favourite. and rajan is injeddah, the gateway to mecca, finding out about the city's incredible cultural heritage. i seem to be part of the band! which is great, but i've no idea what i'm doing! so make sure not to miss that. but for now, from me and the rest of the travel show tea m me and the rest of the travel show team here in the united states, it's goodbye. friday was a day of sunny spells and
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blustery showers but the weekend is up blustery showers but the weekend is up on us and there is a change. dry and sunnier throughout, some long—time frost. it is the other place of winter that we have not seen much of so far this year. still a north—westerly ushering in showers to the north and north—east of scotland, but elsewhere, after a pretty chilly start, some frost for some, it is a dry, fine, crisp sort of day. forget all about the double—figure temperatures. despite the sunshine, six, seven or eight will be the maximum on the day. then a widespread frost to get you into the first part of sunday. the one exception, the southerly breeze and the cloud will keep things on the mild side. but it will be a wee bit cloudy across the north and north—west of scotland. elsewhere it another gloriously sunny day. again, those temperatures around 6—8. the southern half of britain sees another frost on monday morning. watch out for fog patches. another dry and bright day for many.
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good morning. welcome to breakfast with naga munchetty and charlie stayt. 0ur headlines today: a clock projected on the walls of downing street — is one of a series of events announced to mark ther moment the uk leaves the eu. after yea rs of after years of campaigning on period poverty, free sanitary products will be made available to schools and colleges in england from monday. good morning — england in the land of pope and glory. a maiden test century for 0llie pope has put them in complete control after day two of the third test in south africa. the teenage flyer. we meet the 16—year—old aiming be britain's first ever female 0lympic ski jumper.

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