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Frank Skinner: ‘I’m all for a bit of moral menace’

Frank Skinner: ‘I’m all for a bit of moral menace’

Entertainment
"The edge of inappropriate is the spiritual home of the best stand-up comedy," proclaims Frank Skinner in the programme notes for his new West End show, Showbiz.It's also, he jokes, "the name of my country house in Gloucestershire".The 62-year-old, who has made a pretty good living walking the tightrope of comedic taste, is about to ride the bus (using his over 60s travel card) to London's Garrick Theatre, as he speaks to the BBC, for the first night of a five-week residency, having road-tested it around the UK last year.Loosely-based around celebrity anecdotes he's acquired over the past 25 years working as one of the country's most cherished comedians, Skinner's show is littered with poetic and funny filth about his decaying bo...
Gatwick disruption: How will police catch the drone menace?

Gatwick disruption: How will police catch the drone menace?

Technology
Police say they are still searching for those responsible for the unprecedented disruption at Gatwick Airport.But the drones that were flown over the airfield have not been captured and have not been seen since Thursday night. Endangering the safety of an aircraft is a criminal offence that can carry a prison sentence.So how will police find those responsible?Tracking the controllerIf the drones were being operated by a typical remote control unit, it would be possible to establish the controller's position.Police could pick up the controller's radio signal and "drive around and look where the signals are coming from", said cyber-security expert Prof Alan Woodward from the University of Surrey.That would only be possible if the drones were being controlle...