Media: Things we like


This joyfully off-beat new series has managed to push up the ratings at ITV1, with the first episode grabbing 5.7 million viewers. Loath as we are to use the word "quirky", it is unavoidable in this case. There's no point in going into the plot. Safe to say, it's ridiculous. Anna Friel lives up to the hype surrounding her performance as Chuck: a murdered girl brought back to life by a pie-maker. It works as a clever Tim Burton-esque fairytale romance. Just a shame we will see the third episode next week, instead of the second, because of scheduling problems at ITV.


Castrol is launching a fantasy football website as part of its sponsorship of this summer's Uefa European Championship. Through the site, fans can choose their best 11 players in the tournament. Every player is then ranked according to the "Castrol Performance Index". Fans get the chance to win a VIP trip to the Uefa Euro 2008 final and the opportunity to meet the "Castrol Player of the Tournament". Castrol is also running an "every 90 minutes" prize draw where people can win tickets ahead of each game at the tournament.


Bear Grylls is, like his name, faintly ridiculous, and apparently spends the odd night "surviving" in four-star hotels during his televised exploits. But for sheer entertainment and comedy value, his second Channel 4 series, which began on Sunday, is a must watch. There's some invaluable tips for survival should you find yourself in the desert without sat-nav, and Grylls demonstrates how to destroy and eat anything that moves. To keep cool, he pees on his T-shirt and wraps it around his head. Genius.


This Martin Scorsese documentary gets us up close and personal with Mick, Charlie, Ronnie and Keef. While it's not an expose - the Stones are executive producers on the film - it gives a tantalising and brilliantly shot insight into their bizarre world. The live performances are where the film really comes alive. The stand-out moment on stage is Buddy Guy's solo. Richards is so awe-struck afterwards, he hands him his guitar.



There's nothing like flipping through the pages of a women's glossy to make you feel like you got short-changed in the looks department. And the May issue of Conde Nast's Tatler seems to have gone all out to capitalise on the worst fears of those who think happiness depends on a smooth forehead and a pixie nose. The issue comes with a glossy 55-page cosmetic surgery guide, complete with gems such as "Diary of a Nose Job" and a cut-out-and-keep list of the world's top surgeons.