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Eve Myles and Sylvester McCoy confirmed for the SFX Weekender 3

8 September 2011 12:47 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The organisers of the this years SFX Weekender have announced that, besides moving the event to Prestatyn in North Wales, both Torchwood’s Gwen Cooper, aka actress Eve Myles, and the seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy, are set to appear at the third annual sci-fi extravaganza, along with some more familiar faces.

From the press release:

For a show which has Wales running through every strand of its DNA, there are few things more Welsh about Torchwood than the lovely Eve Myles. Who better then to help us launch the SFX Weekender 3 as we move shop to Prestatyn in North Wales for the first time in 2012?

Born in Powys and earning her acting stripes with nine years on the BBC One Wales drama Belonging, Myles is a veteran of the small screen. As well as appearances in Doctor Who and Merlin, Myles will be instantly recognisable to viewers on both sides »

- Phil

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TV highlights 01/07/2011: The Most Incredible Thing | Python Hunters | Dexter | My Family | The Kennedys | Castle

30 June 2011 4:08 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Most Incredible Thing | Python Hunters | Dexter | My Family | The Kennedys | Castle

The Most Incredible Thing

8pm, BBC4

The probable highlight of BBC4's current contemporary dance programming, The Most Incredible Thing, which premiered at Sadler's Wells in London earlier this year, is an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story of the same name by playwright and director Matthew Dunster. It's soundtracked by the Pet Shop Boys and choreographed by Javier de Frutos – hitherto best known for the outrage generated by his show Eternal Damnation To Sancho And Sanchez, which struggled, at some performances, to be heard above a booing audience. Andrew Mueller

Python Hunters

8pm, Nat Geo Wild

Though they might lack the ability to swear with such glorious conviction as Samuel L Jackson, Nat Geo Wild's intrepid band of python hunters – Shawn Heflick, Greg Graziani and Michael Cole – seem equally adept at getting those mutha fudgin' snakes off that mutha fudgin' plane. »

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Susannah York: a career in clips

17 January 2011 1:17 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Susannah York, film star of the 1960s, has died aged 72. We look back over her career in clips

Susannah Yolande Fletcher was born in Chelsea in 1939. After growing up in Scotland and studying at Rada, she got her screen break in the Highland army drama Tunes of Glory (1960) and her first lead, as a teenager growing into her sexuality, in Lewis Gilbert's The Greengage Summer. She continued her association with frank subject matter opposite Montgomery Clift in Freud. A further boost came with 1963's Oscar-winning Tom Jones, in which York played the true love of Albert Finney's Tom. Although her Sophie was less bawdy than much of the movie, she still had fun, as the trailer shows.

York's career continued to thrive throughout the 1960s, with roles in Sands of the Kalahari, espionage adventures Kaleidoscope and Sebastian, and as Sir Thomas More's daughter in A Man for All Seasons »

- Ben Walters

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