Series four, episode two
Okay, so it’s a quiet night for TV tonight – but ‘Pointless’ is always worth a watch, and this edition has an additional appeal for those wishing away the next seven days until Matt Smith returns to our screens. This ‘Doctor Who’ special skews to the older demographic, although series from the 1970s through to the Russell T Davies era are represented.
The only Time Lord in evidence is Sylvester McCoy, but the presence of Louise Jameson, Frazer Hines and Sophie Aldred will be a kick for veteran Whovians. No preview DVDs were available, but we hardly needed them: the format itself remains effortlessly excellent, as comfortable in primetime as a teatime slot, and the occasional spikiness of the Osman-Armstrong double act keeps things watchable throughout.
St Luke's Kitchen
This restaurant at the Covent Garden hotel and private members' club, Library, follows its host's lettered theme by serving up a regularly rotating selection of menus based on cookbooks. They often work with publishers and guest chefs to launch each cookbook. Breakfast items and the bar menu tend to remain pretty constant though, with pastries, toasted sourdough and cereal with yoghurt at breakfast and goat's cheese salad with roasted peppers and cherry tomatoes, 5-ounce rib-eye steak with fries and watercress, pulled pork sandwiches and fish and chips available at the bar. The current restaurant menu features steak tartare with quail eggs, rocket salad and capers, seared scallops with 'nduja crust and a cauliflower and truffle oil velouté, and grilled tiger prawns and baby squid with chickpea velouteé and passion fruit.
Venue says: “Head chef Daniel Petitta has crafted a menu of authentic food pulling on influences from Italy and France paired with wine.”