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Memories of JNT

“Hello…” The pips went. A handful of 10p pieces at the ready, I fed the payphone. “Hello,” I replied, quickly, before the hotel receptionist on the other end hung up, “could I speak to John Nathan-Turner please.” There was a … Continue reading

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Ali Bastian gets to sing and dance in her dream role as Roxie

Ali Bastian, you might remember her as PC Sally Armstrong in The Bill, or as Hollyoaks’ Becca Dean… or perhaps you remember her expert American Slide from Strictly Come Dancing. The 30-year-old is currently starring as Roxie Hart in Chicago, which you … Continue reading

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Deena Payne aka Emmerdale’s Viv (Windsor) Hope reveals all in final tour of bitter sweet WRVS tale

I first met Deena Payne during the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe, she was in town to help promote her husband’s classical rock musical Barockestra. At the time she talked of the side-lining of some of the longer-running characters in Emmerdale. I … Continue reading

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Robert Carlyle – Once Upon A Time…

There are very few American TV series that capture my imagination, NCIS is one, The Amazing Race another, and then, of course, there’s Bewtiched. So I wasn’t really expecting too much when a review disc of Channel 5’s new Sunday night fantasy … Continue reading

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Christopher Fairbank aka Auf Weidersehen, Pet’s Moxey

I am just about to interview Irish actor Peter Campion, you might know him as Stumpy in Love+Hate. He’s appearing in The Lieutenant Of Inishmore at the Royal Lyceum next week, alongside Christoper Fairbank aka Auf Wiedersehen, Pet’s Moxey. Last … Continue reading

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Des O’Connor

Watching Des O’Connor celebrating 50 years in show business on the box last night, reminded me of the time I met him. That was 11 years ago, he was promoting his autobiography in Waterstones at the East End of Edinburgh. We … Continue reading

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