Toby Kebbell to play twin brothers in sci-fi 'Extrasensory'

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Toby Kebbell to play twin brothers in sci-fi 'Extrasensory'
Drama written, directed by team behind controversial BBC documentary Ghostwatch.

Toby Kebbell has been cast as twin brothers in sci-fi film Extrasensory from Genesius Pictures.

Lesley Manning directs from an original screenplay by Bafta-winning writer Stephen Volk.

The duo worked together on Ghostwatch, the infamous drama-mockumentary presented by Michael Parkinson that received over 30,000 complaints when it aired on BBC1 in 1992.

Kebbell plays twin brothers who are recruited for a top-secret experiment by Soviet Russia to test the power of telepathic communication.

Harry Gregson Williams (The Martian, Prometheus) will write the score. Produced by Debbie Gray (Northern Soul) and Myf Hopkins, former head of production at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, Extrasensory has been developed with and is supported by Film Cymru Wales.

Shooting will commence in late October 2017.

Genesius has also announced that Elbow front man Guy Garvey and I Am Kloot’s Peter Jobson have written the score for upcoming comedy drama The More You Ignore Me, starring
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Peter Kay's Car Share: a rare treat of a sitcom

Gem Wheeler May 3, 2017

With series two over and no further episodes on the horizon, we salute funny, warm, clever sitcom Peter Kay's Car Share...

Everyday life may be full of funny moments, but it’s fair to say that most of them aren’t found during the commute to work; traffic jams, roadworks and incompetent drivers raise stress levels like little else. The prospect of watching two people make small talk in a confined space as inane radio jingles play gooseberry in the background doesn’t sound like a promising start for a comedy series. Yet somehow, Peter Kay's Car Share won a huge audience for its first series on BBC One back in 2015. After a dramatic ending to its second run this week, fans were desperate to learn what would become of star-crossed couple John and Kayleigh’s burgeoning romance, only to have those hopes dashed when star, co-writer
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Peter Kay: comedy grafter gets back in the driving seat | Michael Hogan

The crowd-pleasing performer who runs all his gags past his mother returns with the Bafta award-winning Car Share

‘I’ll pick you up for work in the morning.” “Don’t be daft, it’s miles out of your way.” “I know. But maybe some things are worth going out of your way for.” And as our hero drives off with an infectiously soppy grin spreading across his face, Reo Speedwagon’s Can’t Fight This Feeling comes on the car stereo.

This, of course, is Peter Kay’s Car Share. The Boltonian’s sitcom about the daily commute of two supermarket employees returns this week for its eagerly awaited second series – complete with a surprise cameo from Elbow’s frontman Guy Garvey in the opening episode.

Beneath the baby face and bonhomie is a shrewd operator and prolific production machine

Related: Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights Live review – not for
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Catch-up TV guide: from 7 Days In Hell to Music Box With Guy Garvey

Andy Samberg and Kit Harrington star in HBO’s spoof sport doc 7 Days In Hell while over on the iPlayer Guy Garvey picks out the best up and coming bands in his new fortnightly series

Andy Samberg and Game Of Thrones’s Kit Harrington star in this raucous HBO parody of Espn sport documentaries. They play rival tennis players – Samberg’s a brash McEnroe type in his twilight years, Harrington a dimwitted child prodigy – who are drawn into the longest match in the sport’s history. 7 Days In Hell is almost entirely silly, and some of its many jokes fall horribly flat, but there’s an agreeably goofy energy to the thing and some great guest appearances to boot, including Lena Dunham as a sportswear magnate and Michael Sheen as a lecherous talkshow host.

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Stream a New Trippy Soundtrack From Thom Yorke

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Stream a New Trippy Soundtrack From Thom Yorke
British people don't like to pay their taxes, and that really pisses off the likes of Thom Yorke, who, along with Massive Attack’s Robert “3D” Del Naja, Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, and Elbow’s Guy Garvey, contributed the score to Mark Donne's documentary about the U.K.'s tax-evasion problem, The U.K. Gold. And what does tax evasion sound like? Frantic blips, blaps, and blops. Regardless of the subject, he's still Thom Yorke.
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Rock band Elbow talks 'Taking Off' into their golden years

Rock band Elbow talks 'Taking Off' into their golden years
Elbow just scored their first No. 1 in the U.K. this month, with their sixth studio album "The Take Off And Landing Of Everything," which has also become one of their best-selling sets in the U.S. The music itself contains as much up and down as the title suggests, even with the rock troupe's many successes; it's more about personal failures and regrets, sarcasm and lunacy, and -- sure -- a some triumph and optimism. Produced by the band keyboardist Craig Potter, "The Take Off" now leaps up from No. 109 to No. 83 on the Billboard 200 this week. The group will be touring the U.S. May 12 through May 28, with several dates already sold out. Having previously interviewed frontman Guy Garvey, it's apparent Elbow are thankful for any success they've seen. With this release, I spoke to Potter, who also feels that shaking things up in the studio still has
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Report: Giant-size 'King Kong' musical will replace 'Spider-Man' on Broadway

Report: Giant-size 'King Kong' musical will replace 'Spider-Man' on Broadway
Out swings Spider-Man, and in swings a giant monkey puppet?

King Kong, a musical spectacle that premiered in June 2013 in Melbourne, Australia, will reportedly go ape on Broadway this December at the Foxwoods Theatre, where the big-budget Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark shuttered earlier this month, according to The New York Times. However, in a statement to EW, producers of King Kong said: “Plans for the Broadway production of King Kong are not confirmed at this time. We hope to have details about the future of the show shortly.”

It’s long been expected that Kong would follow Spidey into the Foxwoods,
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Benedict Cumberbatch and Gillian Anderson do it by the book | Media Monkey

BBC Sherlock star, X Files actor and a host of other celebrities perform at charity event for the Reading Agency

Stars including Benedict Cumberbatch, Gillian Anderson, Nick Cave and Neil Gaiman turned out to perform at charity event Letters Live on Tuesday night. Reading extracts from Simon Garfield's To the Letter and Shaun Usher's Letters of Note books, the actors, writers and musicians brought to life the power of letters. The many highlights included Anderson's moving reading of a letter from Katharine Hepburn to Spencer Tracy; Cumberbatch and Kerry Fox reading a couple's wartime correspondence; Peter Serafinowicz doing a David Bowie impression; and Cave reading his infamous message rejecting an MTV Music Awards nomination. At the end of the evening, Anderson chaired an auction of books, with Cumberbatch gamely holding up a signed volume. Gaiman joked that the book's value would be increased by it containing DNA from Cumberbatch's
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King Kong - review

Regent Theatre, Melbourne

This is a story of two Kongs. King Kong the six metre tall marionette, weighing in at more than a tonne, that draws gasps from the audience when it appears on stage, team of ninja puppeteers at every joint – enormous, majestic, unlike any other theatrical star. And King Kong the musical, confused both musically and narratively – packed full of ambition and innovation, but unable to pull its constituent parts into one satisfying whole.

Admittedly, once Kong reaches the stage, you can't think of much else. Really this is a puppet like no other. The sheer scale of him is astonishing enough, but the expression and emotion his operators manage to impart, scurrying across the stage and the beast in a dance to rival the most complicated chorus number, is incredible. A breathtaking scene in which the giant gorilla does battle with an equally gargantuan serpent is unlike
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Stone Roses, Shane Meadows at Made of Stone world premiere - pictures

Stone Roses, Shane Meadows at Made of Stone world premiere - pictures
Shane Meadows' Stone Roses documentary The Stone Roses: Made of Stone received its world premiere on Thursday evening (May 30) in Manchester.

Ian Brown, John Squire and Gary 'Mani' Mounfield turned out at Victoria Warehouse in Trafford Park for the gala screening, along with Meadows and producer Mark Herbert.

> Digital Spy reviews Made of Stone: "A film about the fans"

Reni was absent from the screening due to illness, opting to rest ahead of the Stone Roses shows at Finsbury Park in London next week.

Broadcaster Edith Bowman and cast members from This is England - including the original movie's star Thomas Turgoose - attended the premiere alongside Stone Roses fans who managed to secure tickets for the event after they sold out in under a minute.

Musicians including Rowetta, Richard Hawley, Mick Jones and Elbow members Guy Garvey, Pete Turner and Mark Potter also walked the red
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Audio: Preview Australia's King Kong Musical Score, Featuring Sarah McLachlan's 'What's It Gonna Take?' and More!

Producer Global Creatures have today released an 8-track preview of the score of King Kong which features the work of some of the world's best contemporary artists, including 3D from Massive Attack, Sarah McLachlan, Justice, Guy Garvey from Elbow and The Avalanches. The music is being overseen by composer and arranger Marius de Vries, whose credits include the soundtracks for Moulin Rouge and Romeo Juliet. Click below to listen
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I Am Kloot At Nottingham Albert Hall 18/02/2013 – Live Review

At several points throughout the evening, I Am Kloot singer, songwriter, guitarist and spokesperson John Bramwell alludes to the extensive length of time they’ve been playing together. The statement’s always coupled with a thanks for those who have been there from the start. “Some of you have been following us for years,” he says. “And some of you look like you have, too.”

The cheek. Seeing as taking as good as you give is indicative of strong character (and Bramwell is certainly strong of character), I’m sure he wouldn’t mind if I described him,in turn, as resembling Paul Weller; had The Modfather lived through a war or two and seen a few things he’ll never unsee.

His voice, too, is like that of a grainier, less polite John Lennon (if such a thing were possible). Indeed, in the 13 years that I Am Kloot have been touring together,

Myleene Klass, Elbow's Guy Garvey to duet for Save the Children

Myleene Klass, Elbow's Guy Garvey to duet for Save the Children
Myleene Klass is to collaborate with Elbow's Guy Garvey for a one-off performance in aid of Save the Children. The pair will duet during the Christmas Tree Sessions at Union Chapel, Islington on December 14 and are welcoming song suggestions via the Twitter hashtag #Xmastreesessions. Spiritualized, Band of Skulls, Fyfe Dangerfield, Josh Kumra, Kodaline and Summer Camp will also perform.

They will be joined by Caitlin Moran, Stuart (more)
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Elbow's Guy Garvey: 'Tory b**tards are using the recession'

Guy Garvey has accused the government of using the recession for ideological ends. The Elbow frontman told Metro that the Olympic spirit was so short-lived because of the awareness of tougher times ahead. "David Cameron's less-than-subtle dismantling of the NHS is on everyone's mind," Garvey said. "The new push with police commissioners - it's depressing watching him turn the country back to the Victorian era. "That's why everyone's depressed. This bunch of b**tards are using the recession to get the Tory work done." He added: "Danny Boyle's opening ceremony said it all - the way he appreciated the things we all share in this country. "Unfortunately, that's not how right-wing politics see things. They'd rather (more)
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Elbow confirm six-month break

Elbow have confirmed that the band will be taking an extended break. The British five-piece will go on hiatus following their upcoming UK arena tour, frontman Guy Garvey has said. "We've got our arena tour this November and December, which will be like a farewell party," he told The Sun. "We've already done six songs for the next album, then we'll come back to finish it next year. "As soon as the tour ends I'm off to New York for six months. (more)
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This Week on Stage: A new 'Cyrano,' Tom Hanks, and a 'Game of Thrones' Khaleesi

Winter is coming to Broadway. And so is Emilia Clarke, the Khaleesi from HBO’s Game of Thrones, who will play Holly Golightly in a new adaptation of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out), opening this spring.

In addition, Tom Hanks confirmed that he’ll make his long-overdue Broadway debut this season as the late tabloid columnist Mike McAlary in Lucky Guy, a new play by Nora Ephron (who died of leukemia in June).

Also booked for the Great White Way this spring: Eric Coble’s new comedy The Velocity of Autumn, starring
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Australian 'King Kong' musical will roar to the stage in 2013

Australian 'King Kong' musical will roar to the stage in 2013
“Seasons of Ape-Human Love”? “Seventy-Six Fighter Planes”? “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going (to Climb Down the Empire State Building)”? These made-up songs will not appear in a new musical based on the classic 1933 film King Kong — but the show itself is very much real. According to a press release, Kong is set to premiere in June 2013 at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre.

The musical’s book was written by Tony Award nominee Craig Lucas, who also penned the script for The Light in the Piazza. Its score is studded with both refurbished Depression-era tunes and original material
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'King Kong' Live Gets a Composer

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'King Kong' Live Gets a Composer
“Climb every building … crush every plane!”

In a world overrun by musical adaptations of famous horror and monster stories—Evil Dead: The Musical, The Toxic Avenger Musical—there’s always room for one more. The newest kid on the block is King Kong, produced by the company behind Walking with Dinosaurs and How to Train Your Dragon.

Global Creatures and the Regent Theater have tapped the composer behind Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet Marius de Vries, to score the movie. “De Vries will pull together a score combining 1930s standards, including "I Wanna Be Loved by You" and "Get Happy," with new and pre-existing tunes by music acts including Sarah McLachlan, Justice, the Avalanches, Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja and Elbow's Guy Garvey,” Variety reports.

The musical is set to launch in Melbourne in June 2013, and is a undertaking fit for this epic story, according to the website.
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King Kong Becomes an Aussie Musical

We have seen many iterations of King Kong over the years, and each has been met with varying degrees of success. Just when you think that there couldn't be anything more absurd than the pendulous breasts on the female gorilla in King Kong Lives, the flick is now getting the musical treatment!

According to Variety the Aussie tuner incarnation of King Kong has tapped Marius de Vries, the composer and arranger for films including Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet, to oversee the score.

De Vries will pull together a score combining 1930s standards, including I Wanna Be Loved by You and Get Happy, with new and pre-existing tunes by music acts including Sarah McLachlan, Justice, the Avalanches, Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja and Elbow's Guy Garvey. Stephen Pavlovic from Oz music label/promoter Modular People as well as scribe Michael Mitnick, book writer of the upcoming Animal House musical,
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Twenty years of Later... with Jools Holland

Launched in 1992, the BBC's flagship music show is still going strong after 284 episodes. On the eve of series 41, we trawl through its rich archives and ask the presenter, the programme makers and veteran guests what makes Later Britain's greatest live music show ever

A few episodes into the new series of Later… with Jools Holland, which starts on BBC2 next week, the music programme will celebrate its 20th year of broadcast. A slighter anniversary will have passed unnoticed – the casual inquiry that started it all, one producer to another at Television Centre: "What's Jools up to at the minute?"

Holland was then a touring musician and band leader who'd done presenting work for Channel 4 in the 80s, and later a stint on American television. The BBC producers hoped he might front a new show they were planning. Something modest, late night, to go in among the weather bulletins and
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