This is what the BBC’s ‘Delivering Quality First’ manifesto really meant. Repeats. Over the next year or so, expect to see much more of this kind of thing; this opening salvo represents the Beeb playing it safe and rolling out the big guns. After all, who’s really going to complain about reruns of Auntie’s finest moments, even if they have been available on DVD for years? Whether the quality of repeats will be sustained is another matter. ‘Life on Earth’ was probably the series that sealed the deal as far as the Natural History Unit in general and David Attenborough in particular was concerned. From this point on, they could do no wrong. Given the subsequent technological advances (currently on show in the spellbinding ‘Africa’), it’s possible that parts of this might not blow as many minds as they did back in 1979. But Attenborough’s always been more than just an anchor for the Unit’s visual virtuosity – he’s a scrupulous and passionate journalist as well as a naturalist, and this archetypal BBC gravitas has always shone through. Oh, and yes: this is the series with the Rwandan gorillas, airing every weekday afternoon from today…
An Indian restaurant named after two of the country's mealtime staples – fragrant sweet tea (chai) and a meal made up of a selection of small dishes (thali) – located in a nook of a former furniture warehouse in Camden. Given it's industrial surrounds, the decor suits with exposed pipework, rustic wood-panelled booths and metal chairs. Chai Thali's aim is to give Indian street food a contemporary twist. For instance, on the menu traditional dishes such as lamb kashmiri and veggie daal sit beside chillied chicken wings and masala potato wedges. All of which you can order as separate small plates or a select few as part of a thali. The drinks options feature craft beers and spice-infused signature cocktails (chai mojito anyone?) and once a month visitors can enjoy DJ Raj Gandhi's Bollywood 'lounge night'.
Venue says: “From the chaotic streets of old Delhi to glittering seashores of Kerala, we bring you the very best of India’s street food.”