If Attenborough’s second and final rummage through Chinese fossils – subtitled ‘Dawn of the Mammals’ – proves anything, it’s that man is truly the magpie species. Big Dave communicates this remarkable tale of Darwinism über alles with his usual cogency and sense of gentle awe.
Not that it’s all about us, even if we are the logical culmination of his investigations; there are plenty of diverting asides on everything from echidna to wallabies, as well as an intriguing theory on the extinction of giant mammals. And we never thought we’d see the day that he’d experiment on a puppy, even if it’s only putting one on a table alongside a lizard to demonstrate the difference between warm and cold-blooded animals. We’ll miss him when he’s gone.
Acklam Village Market
A weekend street food market in west London, with a large covered area created from recycled materials. The ten stalls provide Cuban cuisine, burgers, barbecued wild game, Jamaican jerk, Indian, Peruvian and more. Plus Fuller's bar sell beer from micro-breweries, alongside the usual beverages. There's a big focus on the local community here, so on any one weekend you could find installations by local artists here, street entertainment, live music ranging from jazz to rock 'n' roll, DJs and even a pop-up beach.
Venue says: “Grab a cheeky drink and enjoy free live music in an epic space ... the mundane truly becomes extraordinary!”