12 items from 2015
Johnny Marr has revealed that he is "doing a movie".
While the guitarist didn't go into great detail about the film project he's working on, he confirmed that he has had "an idea for a screenplay".
It was recently announced that Marr is to release his autobiography in 2016.
He told BBC 6 Music that he had "done a few chapters, probably a third of it".
He added: "I've enjoyed it. It's a lot of work - you've got to mind out you don't freeze and lose your own voice. I wanted it to be my own voice.
"So I'm writing it, I'm not using a ghostwriter or a journalist or anything like that. I'm just relying on a really good memory."
When asked what elements of the book might shock fans, he said: "[The fact] that The Smiths really liked each other. A couple of them, anyway. I want for people who like what I do, »
Celebrate the British pop charts with BBC through their television special, “Pop Charts Britannia: 60 Years of the Top 10.” The documentary focuses on the 60th anniversary of the British singles chart. Here’s more about the special: “Documentary chronicling our ever-changing love affair with the British singles chart on the occasion of its 60th anniversary. From the first NME chart in 1952, via Pick and Top of the Pops to home-taping the Radio One chart show and beyond, we have measured out our lives to a wonderful churn of pop driven, unbeknownst to us, by a clandestine world of music biz hustle. Featuring contributions by 60 years of BBC chart [ Read More ]
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Two-and-a-half years after the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal rocked the BBC, the broadcaster has commissioned a feature-length documentary that will look at the impact of predatory attacks on survivors, including those assaulted by the former Top Of The Pops host. Abused: The Untold Story will examine how the Savile scandal, and arrests stemming from the official police inquiry that followed, Operation Yewtree, changed people’s understanding of child abuse. It’s due to… »
Bookies offer odds that classic countdown will return after the music industry switches the day on which singles are released
Monkey made a small banana bet following the news that the Radio 1 top 40 chart could move to a different day of the week to take account of a plan to release all new music on Fridays that it would only be a matter of time before the return of Top of the Pops was mentioned. And so it has come to pass. Paddy Power is offering odds of 5-1 that the veteran music show will become a regular fixture again. And who would front it? The favourite to host it according to Paddy Power is Reggie Yates at 5-1, followed by Laura Whitmore and Fearne Cotton. Dermot O’Leary is 20-1 while Terry Wogan is 40-1. Odds for the rest of the field are bar this. Or just barred for legal reasons. »
Meghan Trainor ''can't figure out'' how to find a boyfriend. The 21-year-old star was thrust into the global spotlight with her hit single 'All About That Bass' recently but she still struggles to find decent men to go out with. Asked to suggest three ways to find a boyfriend, she said: ''I mean, hey, if someone could tell me how to do this, that would be awesome. A lot of the time I can't figure it out!'' However, the 'Lips Are Movin' singer was more than happy to offer advice on what she thinks her fans and indeed herself could do in an attempt to bag a nice boy. She added to Top of the Pops magazine: ''Go out with your mates when they ask you too. I stay home a lot, but if I went out, I'd meet more boys. ''Love yourself more. Be positive. Take risks.'' Meanwhile, »
Director: Matthew Vaughn; Screenwriters: Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman; Starring:Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L Jackson, Michael Caine, Mark Strong, Mark Hamill, Samantha Womack; Running time: 128 mins; Certificate: 15
'Colin Firth vs Scum'. In an alternate reality, we'd like to think this movie was given that iconic title. Especially as its most joyous scene involves the former Mr Darcy tackling a pub full of rampaging thugs armed with just an umbrella – and without even one of his immaculately groomed hairs coming out of place or a single expletive emitting from lips that wouldn't scowl if you offered them a blank cheque. The Firth doesn't do disheveled or uncivilised, for as we learn from his character - 'manners maketh man'.
We also discover that the creative forces behind Kick-Ass maketh another belter that puts a dynamic twist on a well-worn genre. Boasting immense performances from Firth as an aristocratic agent and »
By the time George Hencken’s “Soul Boys of the Western World” finishes, audiences won’t know Spandau Ballet’s favorite breakfast cereals, but that’s about all they won’t know. A vanity production composed entirely of pre-existing footage — producers Steve Dagger and Scott Millaney are the group’s manager and producer, respectively — the documentary traces the usual pop-band trajectory, presenting Spandau Ballet as the most iconic group of the 1980s. Hmm. TV-style and desperately in need of cutting, “Soul Boys” does convincingly position its subjects as key trendsetters, and their most memorable tunes continue to be enjoyable. Unsurprisingly, the film is timed to cash in on reunion concerts, and will be a gift to their fanbase.
The background story will be familiar for those who’ve watched practically any history of U.K. bands from the era. The five members, including brothers Gary and Martin Kemp, were raised »
- Jay Weissberg
“Top of the Pops” is looking back on its long history of British musical moments and has culled together a spectacular review of the mid-late ’60s (when “Top of the Pops” began) and early-to-mid ’70s in “Big Hits: Totp 1964 to 1975.” This special, airing on Yesterday Dec. 30, will take a look at some of the most memorable moments “Top of the Pops” produced during this time of amazing music. “1964 saw the birth of a very British institution. Spanning over four decades, Top of the Pops has produced many classic moments in pop culture. Digging deep within the BBC’s archive, this compilation offers some memorable performances from 1964 [ Read More ]
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The BBC has announced that the new series of Doctor Who has begun filming ready for its return to the small screen this autumn. In addition, they have also revealed a selection of guest stars who will feature in the two-part opening episode.
Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones) is one of those guests involved, and he said: “As a kid of the 1970s, the two shows you always watched were Top of the Pops and Doctor Who, they were unmissable…..I actually wrote a song called ‘Looking for Davros’’in my first punk band and I sang it like a demented Dalek. I got to present Totp back in the mid ‘90’s and landing this role in Doctor Who completes the dream double. Peter is a perfect Doctor and I’m loving every minute of the experience, even the five hours in make-up. What a treat, best 50th birthday present ever! »
- Scott J. Davis
At the moment they’re in Cardiff with the new series set to air first on BBC One this Autumn. The episodes currently being filmed are written by Toby Whithouse, produced by Derek Ritchie and directed by Daniel O’Hara (Silent Witness 2015, The Game, Being Human).
Our Who hero Steven Moffat, lead writer and Exec Producer, had this to say:
“An amazing guest cast for a brilliantly creepy two-parter by Toby Whithouse. Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are back in Cardiff, back in the box, and back in action – for one of our scariest adventures yet!”
The Doctor, or Peter Capaldi as some of you lot call him, added:
“The adventures begin again for myself and »
- Dan Bullock
Filming has begun in Cardiff for Season 9 of Doctor Who and includes a star-studded guest cast. The new season will be back on BBC One in Autumn 2015. The episodes currently being filmed are written by Toby Whithouse (The Game, Being Human), produced by Derek Ritchie and directed by Daniel O'Hara (Silent Witness 2015, The Game, Being Human). Here's what Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, had to say in a statement.
"An amazing guest cast for a brilliantly creepy two-parter by Toby Whithouse. Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are back in Cardiff, back in the box, and back in action - for one of our scariest adventures yet!"
On set filming for the new series, Peter Capaldi added the following statement.
"The adventures begin again for myself and Jenna and I'm delighted to be back filming my second series of Doctor Who."
Paul Kaye who played Thoros of Myr in »
As previously announced, Game of Thrones actor Paul Kaye will play a guest part, while additional cast includes The Missing's Arsher Ali, Grantchester's Morven Christie and Torchwood's Colin McFarlane.
"I actually wrote a song called 'Looking for Davros' in my first punk band and I sang it like a demented Dalek. I got to present Totp back in the mid '90s and landing this role in Doctor Who completes the dream double.
"Peter is a perfect Doctor and I'm loving every minute of the experience, even the five hours in make-up. What a treat »
12 items from 2015
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