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  • January 1, 2011 11:25 PM UTC by Liz Claman

    Le "Best-of" Countdown to the Closing Bell 2010

    I was once lucky enough to attend the French Open tennis tournament years ago after talking my way into Stade Roland Garros by using my Cleveland tv station press pass. I hung out with all the French media who kept saying during great match points “Put that shot in Le Best-of!!”

    I finally figured out they were talking about the highlight reel they would air at the end of the tournament.

    Gang, we’ve had so many great moments this year on Countdown– too many to count– and it only means we’re making great inroads in the world of business television.  Just take a look at all the leaders and luminaries who have come to be on the program this year.  I thank YOU, because they see and understand that YOU are an audience worth reaching.  Click the link below for some great fun from 2010.

    Happy New Year!


    LAST NIGHT; A bad day at Bangkok for rookie Excise man.(Features)

    Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland) January 29, 1999 | Fulton, Rick THE KNOCK (ITV) POOR old Alex Murray, the Customs & Excise rookie, had a bad night last night.

    First he thought he was going on a slap and tickle junket to Bangkok, only to find the drugs courier he was following was gay.

    So rather than being surrounded by lovely young Thai ladies, it was young men in thongs winking at him.

    Then he lost the drug courier who could lead him to Mr Big and got a massive dressing down from his boss Ancrom (Mark Lewis Jones).

    Returning exhausted and ear bitten to his girlfriend, he hoped for some cosy comfort, only for her to produce a condom and accuse him of sleeping with prostitutes.

    All the way through, Scots actor Daniel Brown looked like a big Andrex puppy. His great hound dog face kept registering disbelief that it was all going wrong.

    Daniel added some light relief to this gritty thriller, which just gets better and better.

    Cherie Lunghi was the guest actress in the first of a new three-parter.

    She played Toni Maxwell (yes, I know she’s the face of Kenco coffee but even The Knock has an ounce – or should that be a teaspoonful – of humour) who had taken over her jailed husband’s business.

    Wearing leather trousers or silky undies, she oversaw her minions – two dogs, a girlfriend and some heavies.

    Toni gets Thai women to smuggle heroin concealed in breast implants.

    Alex was trying to pin the smuggling on her, but by the end of the first part had botched the job, arrested the courier and lost any leads to her.

    Meanwhile, Barry Christie (Steve Toussaint) was made to go undercover cleaning buses.

    Someone is smuggling drugs through Customs and Excise in the buses and he gets a job as a cleaner.

    He’s not happy, thinking that it is because he’s black, but uses a racist attack to get in with the smugglers.

    After a shaky start this series has found its form. But it will have to keep up to the standards of last night’s show to match the sheer power of The Vice. this web site brier creek movies

    SOAPWATCH BROOKSIDE (Channel 4, 8.30pm) THE friendship between Sinbad (Michael Starke, left) and Mick could be at an end as the rape continues to rip Brookside Close apart. The truth could soon be revealed after victim Nikki sees a familiar face in a flashback which could be the rapist. Ron has to decide between Bev and Anthea PICK OF THE BOX COMEDY: Gimme, Gimme, Gimme (BBC2, 9.00pm) STARS Kathy Burke and James Dreyfus manage to steer this sometimes- wayward comedy into funny waters. web site brier creek movies

    Kathy just looks and acts brilliantly as Linda La Hughes. Dreyfus’ character Tom is slightly boring and one-dimensional, but he still has some withering lines.

    Tonight, Linda’s long-lost sister comes to stay and Tom is suddenly inundated with offers of television work. Dale Winton makes a guest appearance.

    DOCU-SOAP: Vets In Practice (BBC1, 8.00pm) VETS Trude Mostue, Hannah Pollard and Sam Robinson all reflect on their social lives this week.

    Trude thinks her new boyfriend Patrick could be Mr Right, then has to worry about a dog’s possible pregnancy.

    Hannah has a new look after losing three stones and takes it out on an overweight rabbit that she puts on a diet.

    And Sam, who has little time to socialise, has to castrate a young stallion.

    SITCOM: Frasier (Channel 4, 10.00pm) THE pompous brothers Niles (David Hyde Pierce) and Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) are red faced when they can’t get tickets for the hottest new theatrical show in town.

    Could they be losing their status within Seattle society?

    Meanwhile, the wonderful Daphne Moon (Jane Leeves) becomes a minor celebrity when the local newspaper shows a whole new side to her.

    CHAT: Parkinson (BBC 1, 9.30pm) PARKY is joined by Mo Mowlam, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, in what promises to be a great show.

    The MP has battled against a brain tumour and lost her hair. But she refuses to be vain and simply ties a bandana around her head.

    They are also joined by Alan Davies, the stand-up comedian and star of the quirky comedy drama Jonathan Creek.

    MOVIES BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL (Ch4, 1.45pm – 3.30pm) Bigoted Southern boy Robert Wagner learns tolerance when serving in the Pacific. Soapy war drama. 1956 FOR THE FUTURE: The Irvine Fertility Scandal (BBC2, 3.30pm – 5.00pm) Marilu Henner given dubious treatment in another true-life story. 1996 TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT (Ch5, 3.30pm – 5.20pm) Struggling actor Robert Urich tries to revive his career and his marriage in hollow comedy. With Meredith Baxter. 1982 A PROMISE TO CAROLYN (Ch5, 9.00pm – 10.50pm) Abused sisters seek vengeance on wicked stepmother in true-life teledrama. 1996 LOCK UP (BBC1, 10.25pm – 12.05am; Scotland, 10.55pm – 12.35am) Saintly Sylvester Stallone at his most humourless as a framed convict transferred to a hell-hole run by vicious warden Donald Sutherland. Manipulative melodrama. 1989 WITH A VENGEANCE (Grampian, STV, 10.30pm – 12.15am) Melissa Gilbert in tele-dramatics. 1992 THE WIZARD OF LONELINESS (BBC2, midnight – 1.50am) Young Lukas Haas is despatched to his grandparents during World War Two. Poignant drama with many memorable touches, impeccably acted. With John Randolph. 1988 THE HAPPY HOOKER (Ch5, 12.30am – 2.20am) Lynn Redgrave unhappily cast as New York madam Xaviera Hollander. 1974 STEEL JUSTICE (ITV regions, 12.35am – 2.15am) Lame robot monster cop thriller with Robert Taylor. 1992 BLUE CITY (BBC1, 1.05am – 2.25am) Cynical drifter Judd Nelson attempts to solve his father’s mysterious murder in routine Ross McDonald yarn. 1986 THE DEMOCRATIC TERRORIST (Ch5, 2.20am – 4.05am) Trashy Euro-action drama. 1992 THE IRON CURTAIN (Ch4, 3.25am – 4.50am; S4C, 3.45am – 5.20am) Dana Andrews in dull defection tale. 1948 Fulton, Rick

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  • Liz Claman joined FOX Business Network (FBN) as an anchor in October 2007. Her debut included an exclusive interview with Berkshire Hathaway CEO and legendary investor Warren Buffett.

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