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


  • July
  • 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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  • 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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  • June
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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