London Lite Wednesday, 26 August 2009 by Kevin widdop Inbrief A bad spell for unknown Elvis ONE of the rarest Elvis Presley documents ever to come on the market is a prize in an online competiton at imagine.uk.com. The document, a contract with the William Morris Agency, was signed in New York in 1956. It was so early in Presleys career that the agencys typist misspelled his first name, which had to be corrected. Cocaine deaths hit record level THE number of people dying after overdosing on cocaine has hit unprecedented levels. Deaths related to abuse of the class A drug were up by nearly a quarter last year. A total of 235 users took fatal amounts, compared with 154 in 2004, figures from the Office for National Statistics show. The most cocaine-related deaths were among 30- to 39-year-olds. Northern lines 10pm closures TUBE passengers are facing more problems with a plan to close sections of the Undergrounds busiest line from 10pm on weekdays. The plan for the Northern line would help Tube Lines install new signalling. The private firm, attacked yesterday by Mayor Boris Johnson for its Jubilee line work, has applied to TfL for the closures but has not yet been given permission. A wake-up call for mobile users MORE than half of Britons use their mobile phone to wake them up instead of a traditional alarm clock, a poll revealed today. The survey of 1,500 people, by rightmobilephone. co.uk, found 82 per cent own a mobile phone, with more than 50 per cent of them saying they use it as an alarm. They also use phones to surf the web and organise the week. Sohavethe wheelsfallenoffforRicky? IT IS hard to see Ricky Gervaiss new tour, Science, bringing home many baubles. While there were plenty of punchlines and the obligatory tasteless quips last night, this is his weakest stage show yet. The set is the most impressive thing -- a Frankensteinian lab of bubbling test tubes and a brain in a jar. Which is appropriate, because the script feels distinctly bolted together out of anecdotal offcuts. In a routine about giving animals to Africa as Christmas gifts he was good at conjuring up an image of a goat gambolling through the Cotswolds before being abducted and taken to Africa, like Roots in reverse. The usual politically incorrect gags about homosexuality, rape and the elderly were present. Yet this still felt puzzlingly like a work in progress. The answer could be found in the pre-gig on-screen plugs for two forthcoming movies. The comedian has certainly been busy, but maybe he has not spent enough time on his stand-up. For now, more Science homework is needed. No-brainer: the lab set was the most impressive thing in Gervaiss show Not riding high: Ricky Gervais on stage last night Review Ricky GeRvais edinburgh Playhouse HHIII Bye bye to Big BrotherChannel4axesshowasratingsdive BIG BROTHER was evicted from Channel 4 today after viewing figures for the latest series plummeted. The broadcaster will not renew the contract with show producer Endemol next year after this summers series proved a ratings disaster. The decision means the eleventh series, due to start next summer, will be the last although a final series of Celebrity Big Brother is expected to air in January. In 2002 -- the year Jade Goody appeared on Big Brother -- peak audience figures reached eight million. Subsequent series have been less successful. However the show was a cultural phenom- enon, also making stars out of Chantelle Houghton and Kate Lawler. It was extremely profitable for both Channel 4 and Endemol. From 2002 to around 2006, Big Brother generated 88m a year, of which 68m was profit. But the broadcaster has struggled to make as much out of the show since a 180m renewal deal with Endemol in 2006. Disaster: this years BB10, featuring Marcus, right, didnt attract viewers H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html