Twenty years on from Ghostwatch (which of course isn’t being repeated), Channel Four take up the witching hour to profile one of horror’s most iconic characters – and their monster, as well, because as every child knows it’s the name of the scientist, like Doctor Who is the name of the series. Everyone from Boris Karloff to Benedict Cumberbatch is featured in this, though perhaps not Frankie Stein from Monster Fun.
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When Ali Came To Britain
Friday, 23.00, ITV
As the obituaries have mentioned, while his home country was often cool towards him, mostly thanks to his views on Vietnam, in Britain Ali was always hugely popular, and he appreciated that as well, coming back as frequently as he could. Often that would be to appear on TV but he also did lots of work to help charities and promote the value of sport, the most famous man in the world thinking nothing of nipping off to a grotty gym or boys’ club to meet his adoring and often unsuspecting public, as this repeat illustrates.
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