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demanding the resignation of president alexander lukashenko after his disputed re—election. the demonstrations have been fuelled by accounts of torture from protesters detained earlier in the week. the us postal service has advised several states that they may need to expand their voting by mail deadlines to allow the system to cope in the run up to november's presidential election. britons have raced to return home before a 14—day quarantine is imposed on arrivals from france. coronavirus cases have surged in the country in recent days. the united states says it has taken control of four fuel shipments from iran to venezuela. the justice department said it was the largest seizure of iranian oil ever made by the us authorities.
hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are deputy editor of the daily express, michael booker, and the author and journalist, rachel shabi. welcome to both of you. first, let's ta ke welcome to both of you. first, let's take a quick look at some of the top stories in the pages of the papers. the i reports that tens of thousands of british travellers are making a desperate scramble to get back from france to beat the quarantine deadline that begins in the next few hours. the daily mail says the new rules will cause thousands of children to miss the start of the school year. according to the guardian, uk government ministers brought forward the imposition of quarantine measures by 2a hours, after scotland, wales and northern ireland all pushed for an earlier deadline. the financial times reports bookings for uk holidays have rocketed in the past 2a hours as travellers respond to the government's decision
to quarantine everyone returning from france and the netherlands after 4am. the daily telegraph suggests the uk government is being advised holiday—makers returning home from "red list" countries should be tested — to end what they describe as the "quarantine roulette." it also carries a picture of a beaming princess royal, as she celebrates her 70th birthday. the times says every school in england will be able to appeal against a—level and gcse grades free of charge, as the government attempts to avoid "shocking injustices." and according to the daily express, borisjohnson has pledged his government is going "all out" to secure a coronavirus vaccine able to wipe out the disease across the uk. let's begin, michael and rachel. the front page of the guardian. exodus from france in the bid to avoid quarantine. as we speak, thousands of holiday—makers are scrambling to return from france to avoid that 4am
quarantine deadline imposed by the government. it wasn't a huge amount of notice from the government, really, and it was actually brought forward at the request of wales, northern white ireland and scotland —— northern ireland and scotland —— northern ireland and scotland —— northern ireland and scotland. interesting, that. yet. it was arranged, about half past nine, the decision was made. we initially suggested 4am on sunday morning, but again, we couldn't really... there has been this confusion throughout the relaxation of lockdown, scotland is bring something, we do it... the more done together, there is not as much confusion. i think there was not a huge none of resistance put on by grant shapps, he went on with it,
but you can imagine last night, you see the news on twitter, you're going to spit it out... there is going to spit it out... there is going to spit it out... there is going to be lots of grumpy people at the airport at the moment. they do not know there was a genetic and risk — look what happens in spain a few axial. it happens to grant shapps. i think a lot of people were ready for it but i think a lot of people don't want to quarantine, so thatis people don't want to quarantine, so that is why there is this exodus from france to get back and there is going to be a lot of people making that rationale, but there's going to bea that rationale, but there's going to be a lot more, it's costing a lot more to get home, prices have gone up more to get home, prices have gone up as well. is there an argument to say, look, you knew when there is risk when you went out to france, so deal with it? it is risk when you went out to france, so
dealwith it? it is hard risk when you went out to france, so deal with it? it is hard to say you knew the risk, so deal with it, to people. this must be a horrible, stressful and to a holiday, to see that news and have to scramble to come back or work—out whether you're actually able take two weeks of work, to be in quarantine, and i think, fine, i understand that this happens, we all understand this happens, we all understand this happens, andl happens, we all understand this happens, and i also understand when you hear about infections spiking arising in other countries, you do wa nt arising in other countries, you do want to react as quickly as possible if you are the government, so that is all reasonable enough, but then it is, how do you make sure the book and do that? if people need to come back and quarantine, we need to make sure that there is sick pay available or that their employers are going to pay them for that time in corinth, because these are things that people won't be able to factor
in —— time in quarantine. and they may be reasons why people are not able to pursue quarantine, so we need to think a lot more carefully about how we enable these decisions to be followed through, and the other thing is that the uk's test and trace is not up to scratch, so it is not able to squash outbreaks. in this country, much less potential infections coming from overseas as well, so there are two prongs there we re well, so there are two prongs there were the government is weak. figure out how to enable people to quarantine and also having a test entry system that can cope with it. yes, and, michael, the front page of the telegraph saying, testing could and quarantine roulette. apparently, sage scientists have been saying to the government, those returning from these red list countries should be tested to and the quarantines elect, a good alternative to be tested
rather than staying in your house and quarantine. it does seem to be something that is being pushed for now, because at the moment, certain routes, heathrow airport, i think was mentioned in the telegraph, it is unsustainable, allowing people to go abroad and saying, welcome that country is on the corentin tolisso. —— in the quarantine list. particular lead travel industry as i wa nt particular lead travel industry as i want that. —— doesn't want that. if people get back onto british soil, and then they test them again in a few days, you could quarantines them about eight to ten days and i think people would see that as slightly more reasonable, but there is plenty of people... i know a friend of mine who went off to portugal, which was not on the, sorry, was on the quarantine list, has come back but
has been this to lockdown so has just gone home, working from home and getting the food sent in, so there is people prepared still to do that, but there is a lot of people that, but there is a lot of people that are not prepared to do that, andi that are not prepared to do that, and i think there is a lot of support for this idea like it we test them? we are told in the telegraph there is this extra testing capacity that is not used, so testing capacity that is not used, so you would think there would be able to bring that in, but as holiday season goes away, this story may go away, and we will see what happens in winter when it is not families trying to get a summer holiday. rachel, let's talk about the ft weekend front page. they use the ft weekend front page. they use the same picture here is on the guardian front page, this couple travelling with a young baby. this story talking about how uk holiday bookings and private jet bookings have rocketed in the past 2a hours. travellers respond to the government decision to quarantine everyone returning from france. a big boost for the uk tourism industry, rachel,
at least. i have to say, my eyebrows did shoot up at that idea of people bucking private jets. apparently, private jets are not that expensive... if there are ten of you paying a certain amount of money, it is almost worth it, do you see what imean, if is almost worth it, do you see what i mean, if there is a big group of you, for example? right. i do not know what "not that expensive" means, but that was a surprising thing, but people will be booking holidays within the uk because they will be not willing to take that risk that they might go away, overseas, and have a sudden announcement that they need to come back into quarantine, and i cannot stress this enough. it is not that some people are not prepared to go into quarantine, it is that some people cannot afford to do that. we cannot all work from home. some people will not be able to go to quarantine for two weeks mud they have that margin, right,
financially? so it is not what people are willing to do, it is what they are able to do, and i think of they are able to do, and i think of the government keeps missing in this, how do you ensure people are able to do what is required of them and all of us in order to make sure that we keep the infection rates low? yeah, ithink that we keep the infection rates low? yeah, i think we are going to see people booking, according to the ft. see people booking, according to the ft, way ahead as well, so people are taking into next year and thinking we might as well book something in the uk, because, actually, we don't know what is going to happen next week, next year, so let'sjust bank that holiday in the uk for now. michael, i know you privatejets all of the world, i'm not quite ask about that question, but are you taking a holiday in the uk this year? i have not booked anything just yet, and according to this, there are certain places, thousands and thousands of places, and only about 16 left a mess i think i will
be left with a park bench in sunderland, that is all i will get, so sunderland, that is all i will get, soi sunderland, that is all i will get, so i think the prime ministers headed off to scotland for two weeks, he is urging people to stay for staycations. and i think people are looking at the situation, particular if they have a family and wa nt particular if they have a family and want a particular if they have a family and wanta summer particular if they have a family and want a summer holiday, they have weight of the risk of a quarantine and decided to stay up in this country. that's why you're seeing people going to the lake district, scotland, all over the place. prices, it says in here, have gone up prices, it says in here, have gone up by prices, it says in here, have gone up by 20% in places, some people are cashing in, but at the same time, a lot of this places, because of social distancing, they cannot take in as many people as they like to a nyway sto p in as many people as they like to anyway stop there's a lot of things to way up in this but it will be good for the british travel industry. for one off, for one year, it should be good, the rest of the travel industry, people travelling
abroad, they are going to be struggling. but we may see over the next three years, more people prepared to stay in this country and there might be a bit of balance in there might be a bit of balance in the travel industry, but it's a rocky old time for everyone. the travel industry, but it's a rocky old time for everyonelj wonder rocky old time for everyone.” wonder if everyone travelling in the uk will work out how beautiful this is and how many beautiful places there are stub
we go to the moors every year. absolutely beatable part of the country. i digress. let's move on to talk at home working. daily telegraph. this is the firm schroders allowing staff to work from home, and that is a radical shift, in the way that people work? good and bad, obviously. what do you think? you are right. it is a radical shift, and i think we are going to hopefully see a lot of big shifts. one of the things that lockdown is it has made a lot of people reassess a lot of things about how we live, how we work, how we socialise and how we holiday, so
i think this move is encouraging in terms of the flexibility that it allows, it is worth pointing out that a lot of people working from home is not a delight. people are living in shared accommodation or just don't have that much space, working from home can be not that great mentally and maybe not even that great in terms of the health and sitting in cramped conditions and sitting in
cramped conditions and so on, but i think that the radical shift is great and i think we might see more radical shifts. for instance, a four—day week is something that is getting a lot of u pta ke something that is getting a lot of uptake and has a lot of popular support, so maybe we will see that coming down the line as well. it's very briefly look at the daily telegraph, the picture of the princess royal. i know you're such a staunch royalist, fitting this story
in. michael, the princess royal turning 70, briefly, your thoughts. there's pictures, the front page of the telegraph there, looking regal, and says she's been promoted, she's become a general in the army and air chief marshal in the air force as well thanks to the queen, so she'll be celebrating with those pals, but i think even those not particular massive royalists have a bit of respect for and. she is fairly no—nonsense. she doesn't need to find herfreedom. no—nonsense. she doesn't need to find her freedom. michael booker and rachel shabi, you've both been amazing guests. it's been an absolute pleasure to talk to you both. have a lovely weekend. and thank you to you for taking the time to watch us. that's it from us in the papers. bye—bye.
hello and welcome to the film review, with me, anna smith. i am filling in for mark kermode's review this week's releases. first up, baby teeth, an australian comedy—drama starring eliza scanlon who appears as beth march in greta gerwig's fabulous little women. i wanted to ask you something. uh-huh. will you come to my school formal? i'm a bit old for it?
no. do i have to wear a suit? i don't think so. i'd like to wear one. scanlen plays miller, a terminally ill teenager who falls for an older boy called moses, played by toby wallace. moses isn't exactly what miller's parents would consider boyfriend material — he steals, he takes drugs and he's been kicked out of the house by his own mother. but sheltered miller is enchanted by his rebellious spirit. so her folks reluctantly let him into their home. based on a stage play by rita kalnejais, baby teeth is a remarkable debut
from director shannon murphy, who deftly steers the tone from dark, character—driven farce to tragicomedy without missing a beat. she's also assembled a note—perfect cast. scanlen and wallace have a palpable connection, while essie davis and ben mendelsohn are hilarious and heartbreaking as miller's pill—popping mother and her psychiatrist father. this is a film about love, loss, compromise, sacrifice, and accepting the realities of life and death. it's hugely entertaining and it's ultimately deeply moving. i suggest you keep tissues handy. don't forget your mask either. babyteeth is in cinemas now.
the story of the puppet pinocchio has inspired many a movie version, including the cutesy 1940 disney classic. a new live—action version from italian director matteo garrone is a very different beast. a relatively faithful adaptation of the 1883 book the adventures of the pinocchio by carlo collodi, it stars roberto benigni as geppetto, the woodcarver who crafts a puppet that magically comes to life. using elaborate prosthetics and cgi, the child actor federico ielapi is transferred very credibly into the wooden puppet who just wants to be a real boy. the bond between geppetto and his "son" is tangible, so it's nerve—racking when the gullible pinocchio wanders off and gets
lost in the countryside, encountering robbers and conmen. pinocchio is a gorgeous—looking film that occasionally tugs on the heartstrings. but it's much more satisfying in the subtitled version, which is showing in independent cinemas, than it is in the dubbed one that is showing in the multiplexes. the cloying english voices make it seem creepy. either way, pinocchio feels unusually dark and disturbing for a pg film, so while fans fairy tale film tale of tales will find plenty to feast on, the parents with younger children might want to wait for the upcoming disney live—action film from robert zemeckis. what is going on? it is me, kurt, from kurt's world. ijust realised something big. i'm calling it the lesson. it is a sure—fire way for me to go viral and guess what?
the best part being i can do off of the front seat of my spree. so you guys stay tuned, buckle up and i will show you the ropes. peace out. much love, you guys. a cab—driver turned into a serial killer in spree, a comedy—horror warning about the perils of social media. in the desperate bid to gain more followers, kurt, played by stranger things‘ joe carey, gets a job as a cab—driver for the conveniently named company spree. he fits the car with cameras, starts a live feed and begins slaughtering his passengers — using spiked bottled water and a variety of gorier methods. at first, he's got too few followers for anybody to notice, let alone believe it is for real. i don't even know why i'm making these videos. "nobody wants to watch a white guy drive around," one of his friends taunts in one of the films many meta—moments. enter sasheer zamata as a standup comedian. she makes things more interesting. spree is a decent entry into the social media crime thriller genre.
more engaging than recent film infamous, though less insightful than the 2017 comedy ingrid goes west, which i loved. spree has about two points to make and it does so repeatedly. but it takes its own advice by inserting a few wtf moments that really have an impact and there are plenty of known jokes for its target market, if, of course, they can stay off their phones for long enough of course. spree is in cinemas now. onto a small—screen horror that takes itself much more seriously. sputnik is a russian sci—fi about an astronaut who comes back from space with an unexpected passenger in tow. set in 1983 and coloured in neutral grey and brown hues,
it stars oksana akinshina as a psychologist, tatyana, who is surprised when she is asked to treat a famous cosmonaut in a secret soviet facility. it turns out he's suffering from more than ptsd. he's harbouring a parasite inside of him. openly influenced by the alien films, this delivers mild scares and a smattering of gore. having the creature in captivity somewhat limits the potential, really, but egor abramenko's film is very efficient at building tension, atmosphere and characters. all in all, it's a serviceable horror that's on digital platforms now. if you're a fan of quirky documentaries with eccentric characters, check out my rembrandt, which is in cinemas and on demand now. prior to 2003, it had never occurred to me that one could buy
a painting by rembrandt. you mean that one could actually buy? dropping in on buyers, auctioneers and art experts, the film follows people with a passion for the dutch painter, revealing the price they'll pay for what may or may not be his work. trust me. billing itself as an epic art thriller might be slightly overstating it, but it's still a fascinating offbeat watch with a playful sense of humour. hi, i'm michelle payne. i'm available for track work. i'll be outside if anybody needs me. new to dvd this week is ride like a girl, the true story of michelle payne, who in 2015 became the first woman to win the melbourne cup. directed by the actor rachel griffiths from six feet under fame, it stars teresa palmer
as the determined young writer who trains up with the help of her father, played by the great sam neill, and her brother stevie, who's actually played by himself. it's told in a simple style for a broad audience, but it's got a positive spirit and enough dramatic events to keep the attention. what are you doing after the race? celebrating. griffiths pitched this as a pg feminist sports movie to make men cry, and i reckon she's got it about right. ride like a girl is on dvd now. we've spent our whole life trying to unite the world. and i'm tired, dude. ted, we have a destiny. greetings, my excellent friends! now, if, like me, you're looking forward to the future release bill and ted face the music,
then why not go back in time first in 1989 to bill and ted's excellent adventure? starring keanu reeves and alex winter as time—travelling school kids who scoop up famous people from history, this release comes with an intriguing new message at the start — "please note that this film reflects historical attitudes which audiences may find outdated or offensive." those are historical babes. now, much as i really enjoyed bill and ted as a teenager, i've got to say that re—watching it now, i have to see the point of this warning. there's the ogling of over bill's stepmum missy and the crude caricatures of some of the historical figures. i winced a bit watching joan of arc do that fitness class in the mall. still, while this may not have stood the test of time as well as, say, back to the future, it's still a fun, retro ride with great leads and a few catchphrases we can all use right now. be excellent to each other. bill and ted's excellent adventure is out on blu—ray now. thanks for watching the film review with me, anna smith.
i'll be back next week. meantime, be excellent to each other. i hate that part. bill, strange things are afoot at the circle k. hello there. over the last few days, temperatures have slowly been coming down, something a bit more comfortable both by day and by night. although we'll hold on to the humidity across england and wales as we head on into this weekend. but for this weekend, it's generally pretty similar to how the last few days have been. rather cloudy, a bit of sunshine in northern and western areas. humid in england and wales, where we'll continue to see showers and thunderstorms at times. now, on saturday, the pressure chart shows higher pressure to the north, lower pressure to the south. that's why we'll start off with showers and thunderstorms across some southern portions of wales and southern england. further north, it'll be rather grey, pretty much grey everywhere, but the sunshine will break through central and western scotland, northern ireland, north west england, perhaps a few sunny spells across the south east of england. this is where we'll see some of the heaviest
of the downpours into the afternoon. temperatures low to mid—20s where you get the sunshine, but quite cool across some north sea coasts where we hold on to the cloud and mist. as we head through saturday night, the threat of showers and thunderstorms drifts a little bit further northwards into northern england, southern scotland, north wales. and for many of us, that cloud will roll back in, so it will be another fairly mild night, quite muggy again for england and wales. on sunday, subtle changes. 0ur area of high pressure drifts northwards. that allows this area of low pressure to push north across the country. so, we'll start off with plenty of showers across central and northern parts of the uk, although much of northern scotland will stay dry with some sunshine. we'll start with some sunshine across southern england and wales, but then as that temperature rises, then thunderstorms will break out here into the afternoon. some of them could be quite heavy. again, temperatures low to mid—20s celsius across southern areas, cooler where you hold on to the cloud and mist on the eastern coasts. 0n into monday, that area of low pressure sits on top of the uk. quite a weak feature,
so these showers and storms spiralling around across the country will be moving quite slowly. the lion's share of the storms, though, will be across england and wales. fewer for scotla nd and northern ireland, where we should see a little bit of sunshine at times. those temperatures ranging from around 17 to 23 or 2a degrees in the south. then, big changes as we head on into the middle part of next week. something we haven't seen for a while, a deep atlantic low will sweep in to bring much fresher conditions, some strong winds at times through wednesday, particularly into thursday. we'll see a band of rain followed by sunshine and showers, and it will be turning cooler and fresher for all by the end of the week.
this is bbc news — i'm maryam moshiri — with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. striking in support of the protesters. workers in belarusjoin the public outcry over disputed elections, as more stories emerge of torture and abuse by police. politics and the post office. how the mail has become a hot—button issue in the lead—up to the us presidential election. a desperate dash to the french port of calais — as britons scramble to get home before the uk's new quarantine measures come into force. and — a lesson in public health management. how images from a crowded school hallway in the us state of georgia have re—ignited the conversation over
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