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Memorabilia Birmingham: David Hasselhoff joins stars of Bond, Battlestar, Doctor Who, Star Wars at UK's biggest collectors' show

20 November 2012 11:46 AM, PST | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

David Hasselhoff is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of cult TV series Knight Rider with a visit to Memorabilia Birmingham, which will be his first appearance at an autograph-signing event.

Billed as the UK's biggest collectors' show, the convention takes place at the NEC on Saturday, November 24, and Sunday, November 25.

The Hoff, also known for his role in Baywatch and as a judge on Britain's Got Talent, will be meeting fans on both days.

Other guests include:

Warwick Davis - Show favourite and star of Life's Too Short, Warwick's movie credits include Willow; Star Wars; Harry Potter and Leprechaun.

Michael Biehn - Starred in James Cameron sci-fi movies The Terminator as Kyle Reese, Aliens as Cpl Dwayne Hicks, and The Abyss as Lt Coffey.

Eddie McClintock - Star of Warehouse 13, where he plays co-protagonist Pete Lattimer. Other credits include Bones and Desperate Housewives.

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- David Bentley

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Downton Abbey could get tax break in TV production plan

15 March 2012 5:56 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Chancellor George Osborne considers measure to stop filming of 'cinematic television dramas' moving abroad

Downton Abbey and other high budget British television dramas are to be given tax breaks, which could be worth tens of millions of pounds a year, as the government attempts to prevent productions moving abroad.

Chancellor George Osborne will announce a consultation on the tax break in the budget next week, following a lobbying campaign by drama production companies, which are increasingly filming abroad to take advantage of lower tax rates in countries ranging from Canada to Ireland

The move to help "cinematic television dramas" – those that cost at least £1m an hour to film – would be modelled on the film tax relief which saved Britain's £4bn film industry £100m in 2009.

The Treasury fears that a failure to act will see more British production companies filming television dramas abroad. Downton Abbey, the creation of the Conservative peer Lord Fellowes, »

- Nicholas Watt

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