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The Warm Up with The Two Mikes – Sunday, November 19: Planet Porky

Listen to the latest Two Mikes podcast Monday, November 20, 2017 Listen to the latest Two Mikes podcast, as Mike Graham and Mike Parry return for more madness and mayhem on the talkSPORT airwaves! On Sunday night’s show, Emgee and Porky talk the end of the world (maybe), the managerial merry-go-round and chat to Harry Redknapp. Plus, there’s the latest edition of the Porky Quiz and Mike Parry gets all preachy in the latest Porky Sermon. Let’s block ads! (Why?)

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Blue Planet II beats Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor

The opening episode of Blue Planet II won the TV ratings battle on Sunday evening – beating both Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor. The documentary series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, was watched by an average of 10.3 million live viewers. The Strictly Come Dancing results show, broadcast just before Blue Planet II, attracted an average of 9.6 million viewers. Sunday evening’s X Factor was seen by 4.3 million live viewers on average. The figures for all shows will increase when viewers watching catch up services like iPlayer…

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Blue Planet II: 22 things to know about the new series

A year after the epic Planet Earth II, Sir David Attenborough is returning to our screens with a follow-up to 2004’s Blue Planet. No spoilers, but we’ve seen the first episode and as sequels go we can confirm it’s better than Sex And The City 2. We’ve also been to the press conference and spoken to some of the team behind the new series. Here are 22 things you need to know about Blue Planet II – complete with behind-the-boat info and what you can expect from the first episode….

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The secrets behind BBC One's Blue Planet II

Earlier this week, it was reported that some of the close-up shots in Blue Planet II, which returns on Sunday, were filmed in a lab, rather than in the wild. The Guardian said some crucial footage could only have been captured on film in “controlled laboratory conditions”. Attenborough defended the use of these shots, saying they are “not in anyway misleading”, and makers say the series was overwhelmingly shot on location. It’s not the first time this issue has come up – back in 2011, a Frozen Planet programme, narrated…

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'Scotland need to scour the planet for a new manager'

Scotland “need to scour the whole planet” before making a decision on the future of Gordon Strachan, according to former international Michael Stewart. The 60-year-old coach would not be drawn on his position after the failure to reach the World Cup play-offs. Strachan’s contract expires next month and the Scottish FA is expected to take time to consider the next step. “It shouldn’t be solely down to the manager to make up his mind about staying or going,” said Stewart, 36. “It’s a difficult choice to make; there should be…

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'With no planet, football doesn't matter' – From Man Utd to zero waste shop owner

“As long as you’ve got something to wake you up in the morning, and give you oomph, that’s fair enough.” Life after football has been in the spotlight of late, with ex-England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand launching a new career as a professional boxer. But one of Ferdinand’s lower-profile former Old Trafford team-mates has chosen an intriguing, non-sporting path after retiring at the age of just 26. Former right-back Richard Eckersley, now 28, made his professional debut at the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ less than nine years ago, but…

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