It has been another slow week in terms of my TV Highlights but a jam packed week in terms of everything else! My week has consisted of lots of lovely lunches with friends, a day trip to Newcastle, a trip to BBC Scotland and of course two hours watching the eclipse - I even squeezed in work and lectures!
The Truth About Sugar was a really, really interesting food documentary which explored the relationship that we have with the sugar in our diet; we've heard that high fat and salt diets are bad but now it is sugar that is in the firing line. Scientists were on hand to help Fiona Philips explain the effect that high sugar diets have on our bodies and some willing participants attempted to cut sugar from their diet altogether. Definitely worth a watch if you're at all interested in diets and nutrition
This special edition of Stargazing Live was broadcast at 9am on Friday and followed the eclipse up and down the country. There were reporters everywhere from Lewis to Newlyn ensuring that the eclipse was accessible to everyone even if there were sheet clouds where you were! I really love the way that the BBC uses it's programming to get the nation involved in important and exciting events. The coverage was supported with commentary telling viewers exactly what they were seeing depending on where they were and what was causing the phenomenon. Liz Bonnin was even reporting from a plane above The Faroe Islands where a complete eclipse occurred!
I love it when a really old character returns to a programme and that's exactly what happened in Coronation Street on Friday. Bethany Platt returned to the street to add some more stress to Gail's life alongside the whole Michael/Gavin story line. Bethany was only a young girl when she left for Milan with her mum but has returned as a high maintenance teenager and I'm almost certain she'll be bringing some exciting story lines with her.