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|In case you missed it, Jane Treays has another of her highly successful documentaries on BBC2 this month: Inside Claridges. "In a couple of days this room WILL have a [hot tub]". In addition, Jane was interviewed on Loose Ends (Radio 4) on 1st December|
|Anne McBride, a renowned animal behaviourist and rabbit specialist, appeared in "Wartime Farm" on BBC2 recently talking to Peter Ginn about the practice of breeding rabbits to supplement the meat ration during the second World War. Anne is currently a senior lecturer at University of Southampton. Here is "What is a rabbit" a Youtube video featuring Anne. These are her books at Amazon Why Does My Rabbit...? and Rabbits and Hares and she is also a patron of the Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund.|
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Paul Bhattacharjee played Benedict in the highly acclaimed RSC production of Much Ado About Nothing which had its premiére in The Courtyard Theatre at Stratford - and then transferred to the Noël Coward Theatre in London (closing on October 27th). An accomplished actor in many movies (including Casino Royale and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and on TV (Eastenders, Spooks, Waking the Dead etc) as well as in the theatre: IMDb
|Yours truly managed to tear himself away from the computer for a day and visited the Paralympics at Greenwich with the Captain and the Admiral .|
|When Ian arrived home in the States (see below), he and his wife, Penny met up with Ultimate Elton|
|While Ian Wagge was in the UK, he met up with his Best Man Rick Attlee on the South Downs. Ooh! Look! Ambridge!!|
|Following on from the earlier story below about Ian Wagge taking part in the Masters Hockey World Cup we have proof of his active participation!...|
|Helen 'E' Sharman latest book is published on Kindle. Bargain. Go on, read Anuna. You know you want to! And it's only a couple of quid! Saved for my holiday. Remember: you don't have to have a Kindle, you can read Kindle content on your desktop computer, and on your smartphone or tablet. Read an extract here.|
We had a great turnout for the reunion last weekend (11.8.2012).
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Standing, back row: 'Young' Richards , Mark Richards , John Sharman , Graham Southgate , Tim Hill , Mark Britton , Paul Bacon , Janine Britton , Ian Wagge , Laurence Markham . Standing, middle row: Helen Sharman , Jonathan Fowke , Jane Twydle , IRW , Ally Hill , Alec 'Sid' Siddall , Matt Powers , Russell Brownbill , Tracey Warren . Front row, kneeling: Sharon Calcutt , Sam Buckles and dog , Richard Morris , Steph Lennon , Catherine Lambert , Dave Farey .
A great time was had by all and even remembered by a few. It seemed like we haven't forgotten how to have an after-show party, even without a show. :-)
The BBC's Writersroom Blog reveals that Kit Lambert has been selected from 600 applicants along with seven others to join the BBC's Writers Academy Course. Let's hope he livens up Doctors a bit. ;-)
Mark Brittonis now casting for his next production The Curse of Cromwell scheduled for performance at Norden Farm, Maidenhead in November.
David Owen wins the Voice of South Bucks. Of course he did. Were any of us in any doubt? Well done David! (more: Bucks Advertiser)
Don't forget: XYT Reunion on 11 August. (For ex- and any non-active members.)
Troublemaker Theatre and Red Lantern Productions are presenting a pirate-themed Murder Mystery Dinner - Death Marks the Spot - written by Carla Quelch and Rob Bowen . Involving - amongst others - Catherine Lambert and Dave Farey . Point your sextant at Norden Farm for Friday 1st or Saturday 2nd June.
David Owen a regular at The Red Lion, won over audiences in the first heat of a karaoke contest and took the top spot in the first round of the Voice of South Bucks on Saturday April 28. He sang Any Dream Will Do, I Did it My Way, and And I Love You So. More: Bucks Advertiser
Following the sad news of the death of Jackie Wooster (née Phipps) we have heard from Rachel Bradley (née Day) and Sarah Anderson (née Collins) — both of whom now live in the USA — as well as Mark Britton Jane Fryers Lis Brownbill and Alan Kingshott. They all contributed to a “collection of memories” of Jackie which her widower Ian intends to read out at her Celebration of Life. IRW has also provided Ian with information and pictures from the archives about the productions Jackie was involved in with YT between 1982 & 1984 - including a recording of the song On Richmond Station (from Here We Go) which will be played at that event.
XYT Reunion scheduled for 11 August at Steve Macken's Squirrel in Penn Street: More...
Kit Lambert's scriptwriting is discussed on WalesOnline
This is very sad news about ex-member Charlotte (No. 114) who appeared in Contrasts Three in 1974 and Beeple in 1975. From the Maidenhead Advertiser, 2-9 February: "CORNWALL, Charlotte, daughter of Rita and Dennis, loving mother of Emily, Oliver, Luke and Mollie, and Maidenhead socialite for over 20 years, sadly passed away on January 26 after a short battle with illness. She was 51 years old. Her funeral will be at 1.45 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, at the Milton Chapel, Chilterns Crematorium, Amersham. All are welcome. Donations to the Iain Rennie Hospice." Our thoughts are with her family.
One of Young Theatre's Patrons - Robert Glenister - can currently be seen in the final series of Hustle on BBC One on Friday evenings at 9 pm.
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