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A chance to look back at some of the items about our artists that have made the news page.


  • September
  • Back to School...
  • Back to School...

    David Walliams returns to our screens as Mr Church, a teacher at Greychurch school. The teachers are all as dysfunctional as ever and Mr Church and Miss Postern's relationship has run into problems already....

    Fridays at 9.30 on BBC1

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  • worra lorra laffs!
  • worra lorra laffs!
  • worra lorra laffs!

    ITV's new 3 parter is about Cilla in the early days and her rise to fame. Melanie plays 'Big Cill' Cilla's mum.

     

    Starts 15th September, ITV 9pm

     

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  • August
  • Anthony Flanagan in The Village
  • Anthony Flanagan in The Village

    The Village has returned for a second series and Anthony is back as Arnold Hankin; self-made businessman. 

    Sundays at 9pm on BBC 1

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  • He's a real Dead Ringer for......
  • He's a real Dead Ringer for......

    Dead Ringers is back and this time it's got the M Factor!! That's M for Macleod. Lewis Macleod of course,who else? Tune in to Radio 4 on Wednesdays at 6.30 for Lewis' impressions.

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  • Tara's in the club!!
  • Tara's in the club!!

    In the Club follows the dramas surrounding 6 couples all in various stages of pregnancy. Tara plays Susie; partner of Kim who is expecting their second baby by sperm donor. However, this time around there are complications between Susie's ex and the sperm donor....

    Tuesdays at 9pm on BBC1

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  • July
  • Terry Mynott's impressive impressions
  • Terry Mynott's impressive impressions

    Terry is back as Martin Hurdle in a second series of The Mimic. Still unlucky in love, his landlady sets him up with someone who is turned on by his impressions....

    Starts Wednesday 16th July, 10pm Channel 4

     

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  • Shobna on tour
  • Shobna on tour

    Shobna stars as Bet; shoe shop sales assistant whose marriage is in the doldrums and dreams of what might be...then she wins a night in Paris, but will it be what is needed to rekindle her relationship?

    Touring from 22nd July

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  • Now is the winter of our discontent...
  • Now is the winter of our discontent...

    Martin is back on stage as the infamous Richard III. Richard, Duke of Gloucester, desperate to gain political power, plans his dodgy rise to fame through betrayal and deceit, but things soon begin to go wrong and his pigeons come home to roost...you know it's going to go horribly wrong. Click here to watch the actors talking about the play.

    At Trafalgar Studios until 27 September

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  • David Walliams is Pudsey
  • David Walliams is Pudsey
  • David Walliams is Pudsey

    Pudsey fans get ready!! No, not that Pudsey; Pudsey the dog. David voices Pudsey in; Pudsey the Dog: The Movie out this Friday 18th July.

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  • Clifford Samuel in The Events
  • Clifford Samuel in The Events

    Clifford plays 'The Boy' in David Greig's 'The Events', now back at The Young Vic following a UK tour. A small community is shocked by a politically motivated crime, testing human nature and forgiveness in the wake of the atrocity.

     

    At The Young Vic until 2nd August

     

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  • Kate Walsh narrates Commando School
  • Kate Walsh narrates Commando School

    Alright you 'orrible lot! Quick march! left, right, left, right! Drop and gimme 20! (OK that's enough now, you're getting carried away) Fans of Kate Walsh and programmes that follow unsuspecting individuals through gruelling training regimes are going to LOVE this!

    Kate narrates Commando School; a new 8 part series from Channel 4.

    Mondays at 9pm on Channel 4

     

     

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  • Toby stars in Dawn of The Planet of the Apes
  • Toby stars in Dawn of The Planet of the Apes
  • Toby stars in Dawn of The Planet of the Apes

    Toby is currently gracing our silver screens, although you might not recognise him; he plays Koba, seriously disturbed Bonobo. To say that he hates humans is a bit of an understatement...

     

    On general release

     

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  • Larry Lamb narrates ITV doc tonight!
  • Larry Lamb narrates ITV doc tonight!

    Larry narrates this one-off documentary on ITV. A fun film which follows hilarious wheeler dealers, old school jewellers making pieces for millionaire clients, diamonds being sold for hundreds of thousands of pounds – and a girl who hunts for gold in weird and wonderful places…

     

    Diamond Geezers and Gold Dealers is on ITV 1, Thursday 24th July 9pm


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  • Tom Stourton in Siblings
  • Tom Stourton in Siblings

    BBC Three's new series Siblings stars Tom Stourton as Dan; brother of Charlotte. The eponymous siblings live together in Charlotte's flat and cause chaos and destruction to all around them.

    Starts August 7th, 10.30 on BBC Three

     

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  • June
  • Emma plays Detective Hawthorn
  • Emma plays Detective Hawthorn

    For all you Corrie fans - Emma Cunniffe is currently starring as DS Hawthorn who is on the Street investigating the murder of Tina McIntyre. And once she on the scent, she's like a terrier - so watch out Rob, she's on your trail!

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  • James in WW1 game
  • James in WW1 game

    Attention all gamers!!! James Barriscale plays Emile in a new game from Ubisoft. 'Valiant Hearts' follows 4 characters during WWI and comes out on June 25th

     

    Click here to watch an interview with the game's developer

     

     

     

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  • Elaine Cassidy in Fathers and Sons
  • Elaine Cassidy in Fathers and Sons

    Elaine plays Anna in Brian Friel's adaptation of Ivan Turgenev's novel. Set in a country estate over the course of a summer, friendships and political ideals are tested when Anna arrives and gets everyone hot under the collar!

    At Donmar Warehouse until July 26th

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  • Did she or didn't she????
  • Did she or didn't she????

    Eastenders fans will be glued to their sets as Tanya Franks returns as Raine Cross. The question is; did she have anything to do with Lucy's murder? You will just have to wait and find out! I know! The suspense is just too much!!!

    Vote for Tanya as Best Bitch in the Inside Soap Awards!

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  • New Voice Alert!!!
  • New Voice Alert!!!

    For those of you on the lookout for new voices; we are chuffed to announce that we now represent David Ajala. David is a fast rising star not only here but across the pond. He's down to earth with a great range; from the friendly bloke next door to deep Mid Atlantic. Give his new reel a spin.

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  • May
  • Totally Waiting for Godot
  • Totally Waiting for Godot

    Totally Tom (Tom Palmer and Tom Stourton) star in Waiting for Godot. They play two losers waiting by the road for a man they have never met. The Toms bring a fresh contemporary feel to Samuel Beckett's classic.

    At The Arcola from 7th May - 14th June

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  • Tom Davis in World Cup Fever shocker!!!
  • Tom Davis in World Cup Fever shocker!!!

    The World Cup preamble has started...so for all you fans of everything footie out there, Tom Davis narrates England's Worst Ever Football Team. The light hearted review show puts together another fantasy team.

    BBC 3 9pm Wednesday 21st May

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  • Bernard Hill in From There to Here
  • Bernard Hill in From There to Here

    From There to Here is a 3 part drama on BBC4 about the IRA bombing of Manchester city centre in 1996. The story spans 4 years and follows Daniel Cotton who is watching Euro 96 in the pub when the bomb goes off. Bernard plays Samuel, father to Daniel and his brother Robbo, whose lives are changed forever.

    Starts Sunday 25th May. BBC4

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  • Lewis Macleod is Gold...
  • Lewis Macleod is Gold...

    Congratulations to Lewis and everyone involved in Secret World which won Gold Award for Best Comedy at this year's Radio Academy Awards. Listen to a clip of Lewis Macleod as Alex Salmond at the airport...

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  • April
  • Rob Brydon's Guess List
  • Rob Brydon's Guess List

    Incase you missed it, Rob's new panel show 'The Guess List' started on BBC One, Saturday 12th April. Tune in this week for more fun and games and to see our very own Larry Lamb on the panel.

    BBC One, Saturdays at 9.30.

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  • Chris Fairbank - smuggler
  • Chris Fairbank - smuggler

    Chris plays Harry, a rascal smuggler type. up to no good and all that in this new adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's classic novel 'Jamaica Inn'. Set in 1821 on the wild and windy Cornish moors, Chris can confirm that no horses were harmed during filming.

     

    Starts 21st April BBC One

     

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  • David Walliams on board
  • David Walliams on board

    We are very chuffed to tell you that David Walliams, co creator of Little Britain, marathon swimmer and Britain's Got Talent judge, is now represented by Hobsons. Not just known for comedy, David also has several serious roles under his belt as well as being a succesful children's author. Contact us for more info.

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  • Rob's back on the road
  • Rob's back on the road

    Rob and Steve are back on another culinary road trip but this time around Italy. For beautiful scenery and vocal duelling, tune in on Fridays at 10.00 on BBC 2.

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  • Hobsons voices in Warren United
  • Hobsons voices in Warren United

    Each episode follows the fortunes of Warren Kingsley; ardant Brainsford United fan, a struggling football club. Bob Golding plays a host of characters, while Morgana Robinson plays Charlie; Warren's moody teenage daughter and Johnny Vegas is Fat Baz; Brainsford's manager.

    On ITV4, Tuesdays at 10pm.

     

     

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  • March
  • RTS Programme Awards
  • RTS Programme Awards

    Some of Hobsons finest are involved in various productions that have been nominated in this year's RTS Programme Awards.

    Jodie Whittaker, Peter de Jersey and Tanya Franks in Broadchurch, Charlie Creed-Miles in Peaky Blinders and Lewis Macleod and Morgana Robinson for Toast of London
    The awards take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel on 18th March

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  • Newsjack series 10!
  • Newsjack series 10!

    Lewis returns in the 10th series of Newsjack; the show that you can write! Listen out for his many impressions on BBC Radio 4 Xtra, Thursdays at 10.30pm. Click here to hear the voices talking about the show.

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  • Andrew Tiernan is Ephialtes
  • Andrew Tiernan is Ephialtes

    Andrew returns as the traitor Ephialtes in 300:Rise of an Empire. Stand by for 102 minutes of blood and beefcake in this CGI-tastic blockbuster on general release.

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  • !!! NEW ARTISTS !!!
  • !!! NEW ARTISTS !!!
  • !!! NEW ARTISTS !!!

    We are delighted to announce that we now represent Joanna Page and James Thornton. Both are well known actors and voiceover artists and have lovely shiny new reels for your listening pleasure.

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  • February
  • Aoife McMahon in Tassie
  • Aoife McMahon in Tassie

    Aoife plays Mrs Foran in Sean O'Casey's 'The Silver Tassie'. Set in Ireland in WW1, the story follows a young footballer to the horror of the trenches. When he returns home, the football club has a party, where everyone dances to forget, except for the war veterans.

    At Lyttleton theatre from 15th April until 8th June

     

     

     

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  • Teresa Gallagher in The Exorcist
  • Teresa Gallagher in The Exorcist

    In this new adaptation by Robert Forrest for Radio 4, Teresa plays Chris, long suffering mother of possessed teenager Regan. Despite not having all the tricks available in the film, this version has more of a creeping menace to it which gets into your skin....not one for those who find it hard to sleep/easily disturbed.

    The Exorcist will be broadcast on Radio 4 Thursday 20 and Friday 21 February at 11pm.

    For more info click here

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  • Elizabeth's in Jonathan Creek
  • Elizabeth's in Jonathan Creek

    Elizabeth Conboy stars in the 3rd and final episode of the new series of Jonathan Creek. Tune in On Friday the 14th of March on BBC1 to discover if she is a goodie or a baddie. 

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  • January
  • Peter de Jersey
  • Peter de Jersey

    Peter plays Cominius, a Roman General, in Shakespeare's tragedy, Coriolanus. Running at Donmar Warehouse until 8th February. It will also be broadcast live in cinemas in partnership with National Theatre Live on 30 January 2014 (and varying dates internationally). Visit www.ntlive.com for more information and to find your nearest participating cinema.

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  • Alistair McGowan - Domestic God?
  • Alistair McGowan - Domestic God?

    and you thought Alistair was only good at impressions... well, think again! He's about to show Mr Hollywood a thing or two in this year's Sport Relief Bake Off which starts on 13th January, BBC2.

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  • Tony Hirst narrates new Channel 4 series
  • Tony Hirst narrates new Channel 4 series

    Tony narrates a new series looking at the residents of one of Britain's most benefits dependent streets. Benefits Street starts 6th January on Channel 4 at 9pm.

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  • Sam and Emma in Neverland...
  • Sam and Emma in Neverland...
  • Sam and Emma in Neverland...

    Sam Swann and Emma Cunniffe are both in the RSC's production of Wendy and Peter Pan at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre until 2nd March. Sam plays Peter Pan and Emma, Mrs Darling. Click here to see a trailer and for more information.

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  • The Midnight Beast are back on screen
  • The Midnight Beast are back on screen

    Ashley Horne (or Ash as he more commonly goes by in the band) and the other 'Beasts' are back on our TV screens. Tune in for more of the band's beastly behaviour and satirical songs. Starts on 23rd January, Channel 4.

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  • Morgana in House of Fools
  • Morgana in House of Fools

    If you are Vic and Bob fans then House of Fools is one for you: Bob just wants a quiet life but unfortunately he is plagued with various unwanted guests who put the mockers on that. Morgana plays their neighbour Julie, whose sexual appetite is on the constantly ravenous end of the spectrum. Starts Tuesday 14th January, 10.00 BBC2.

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  • Dean at the National
  • Dean at the National

    When Jo's mother Helen runs off with second hand car salesman Peter (Dean), Jo gets involved with a sailor who promises her the world then buggers off to sea....This ground breaking play of the 50s is set in post-war Salford and is a harsh depiction of working class life.

    Opens at Lyttleton Theatre 10th February and runs until 11th May.

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  • Totally Electric Toms Live!
  • Totally Electric Toms Live!

    Totally Tom (Tom Palmer and Tom Stourton) are back on Live at The Electric. The new series sees Tom and Tom trying to prove that they should be the ones on stage so they made their own TV show...

    On BBC3, Fridays at 11.50pm.

     

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  • Waterloo Road back on our tellies
  • Waterloo Road back on our tellies

    Melanie Hill is back as teacher Maggie Croft in Waterloo Road from Wednesday 8th January. Tune in to see if Maggie can rebuild her life after the untimely death of husband (Grantly Budgen) from kidney failure, just as a donor was found. Typical!

     

    Wednesdays at 8.30 on BBC1

     

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  • Dermot in Space
  • Dermot in Space

    Live from Space is a 3 part series which starts tonight on Channel 4. The first 2 programmes look at how astronauts live in space and the people who work in the control centre, culminating in the 3rd programme on Sunday. Hosted by Dermot O'Leary, over two and a half hours we will follow the astronauts on board the International Space Station as they complete a 90 minute lap of the earth. Tune in for some spectacular views of our planet.

     

    Channel 4, Sunday 16th March 7.30 pm.

     

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  • Bryony back in Call the Midwife
  • Bryony back in Call the Midwife

    Bryony returns as midwife Cynthia in this 3rd series of the popular 1950's drama set in London's East End.

     

    On BBC1, Sundays at 8pm

     

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  • Jason 'En Garde' in The Musketeers!
  • Jason 'En Garde' in The Musketeers!

    Jason guest stars in this weekend's The Musketeers. He plays dastardly villain Vadim who, whilst in prison, manages to start a riot that seeks to endanger the monarchy and puts Queen Anne in peril. Sacre bleu!

    BBC1, Sunday at 9pm

     

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  • Tristan guest stars in Death in Paradise
  • Tristan guest stars in Death in Paradise

    Tristan plays Marc Campese, smoothy and owner of local private members' bar 'The Reef Club'. Marc is suspect number one when an old friend of Sergeant Best is found dead. But did he really do it?.......

    BBC1 Tuesday 28th January 9pm

     

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  • Selina Griffiths on stage
  • Selina Griffiths on stage

    Selina plays Angela Isham in this new play by Peter Gill. Set in the living room of a late Victorian family in Kent, the family's son is part of the group sent to Versailles to draw up the treaty. Still haunted by the loss of a loved one during the war, Leonard realises that the choices made in Paris will effect the lives of millions for years to come.

    At the Donmar 20th February - 5th April

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  • Gordon is an Absolute winner!
  • Gordon is an Absolute winner!

    Congratulations to Gordon and 4 other members of the sketch show Absolutely. They wrote a show for radio called Sketchorama: Absolutely Special which aired on Radio 4 in the Autumn and last night won Best Scripted Comedy (Live Audience) at the 2014 BBC Audio Drama Awards. We snatched a quick interview with Gordon in between live links to Hollywood and he had this to say.."We have been nominated for many TV awards over the years but to have the show's first win in a category that has a set of brackets in the title is just the icing on the cake"  Click here to hear his acceptance speech.

    Will be repeated on Radio 4, 10th February at 11pm

     

     

     

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  • James Barriscale is Sgt Swift
  • James Barriscale is Sgt Swift

    WPC56 returns for a second series. Set in the West Midlands in 1956, James plays Sergeant Swift who is an old school copper having problems coming to terms with the changing world. And he's sporting a massive tash to boot!!

    Starts 10th February, BBC1 at 2.15 and at that time for the rest of the week.

    photo courtesy of BBC

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