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Knight Rider remake on Sci Fi

David Hasselhoff is back. Well, almost. A remake of the 80s classic Knight Rider is coming to the Sci Fi Channel, which gives us hope that another generation of kids will spend their free time pretending they are driving around in cars that can talk to them. Sadly, the Hoff won't be reprising his role as Michael Knight, but he does make a cameo appearance. But will the show keep its peerless synth theme tune? We'll have to tune in to find out. Another highlight in the Sci Fi spring schedule is Dollhouse, the eagerly waited series from the Buffy and Angel creator, Joss Whedon.

Vogue's 'More Dash Than Cash' column

You know you're in a recession when the epitome of luxury, Vogue, starts to dole out budget fashion advice. After a hiatus of almost 15 years, the Conde Nast title's "More Dash Than Cash" column sees a welcome return in its April issue. With tips on canny shopping and clever styling, it shows newly penny-pinched readers how to look glam without having to resort to selling an internal organ.

UKTV rebrands

There are no end of UKTV rebrands these days, and the latest two are quite inspired. After the success of Dave, UKTV seems to be banking on one-word channel brand names to woo viewers, so UKTV Style and UKTV Gardens will become Home and Really. Really will target 18- to 35-year-old women and launches with the tagline: "Really - you couldn't make it up." It will feature programmes such as The Baby Borrowers and Farm Of Fussy Eaters.


Bronson is a tale of savagery, brutality and insanity, but is also surprisingly comedic. The actor Tom Hardy delivers an astonishing lead performance in this biopic of Britain's most famous prisoner, Michael Peterson aka Charles Bronson. The surreal style of the film, reminiscent of A Clockwork Orange, has enough amusing and camp asides to take your mind off Bronson's particular brand of ultra violence. Worth watching just for the mental asylum disco mosh to the Pet Shop Boys' It's A Sin.


Justin Timberlake tequila

As celebrity spin-offs go, this is one of the more incomprehensible. Justin Timberlake is not Mexican (as far as we know) and looks more like an alcopop fan than an imbiber of hard liquor. JT's tequila will be called 901 because it is the telephone area code for the popstar's hometown, Memphis. It is also a fitting name, according to his spokesman, because "901 is that time of night when your evening is ending but your night is just beginning". Or, to cut through the PR spin, it's the beginning of the end.