We suspect that a hologrammatic representation of Les Dawson will never be asked to headline a major music festival. But that doesn’t mean that the technology can’t be applied to the nation’s foremost purveyor of mother-in-law jokes. Les was booked to appear on ‘An Audience with…’ back in 1993. Sadly, he passed away just weeks before recording.
But that hasn’t stopped the wilder creative brains at ITV from coming up with this utterly barmy scheme which will see a Dawson hologram bantering with stars including Bruce Forsyth, Cilla Black and Terry Wogan. We are not making this up. To our intense disappointment, no previews were available. But this surely has every chance of being 2013’s strangest hour of television.
Bank of Friendship
This independently run, strictly over-21s Highbury pub also doubles up as an intimate music venue, showcasing new talent at its Thursday night open mic sessions. And if that's not enough of a draw then there's a pub moggy for the punters to stroke while warming up by one of the two open fires during winter. Plus there's a beer garden for the warmer months. The drinks menu features a large gin and whisky selection as well as local and world craft beers. If you get peckish you can order in pizza from San Daniele, an Italian eatery on Blackstock Road.