Month: January 2015

FOR YER GRANNY – Cast Announced

Well known Scottish TV actor Gregor Fisher will be playing Yer Granny, in the National Theatre of Scotland’s new gallus comedy of the same name which tours Scotland in 2015. Also announced as joining the cast are Brian Pettifer, (recently seen in BBC TV’s The Musketeers), Barbara Rafferty, (Rab C Nesbitt) and Louise McCarthy (London West End’s Mamma Mia!)  They will join Jonathan Watson, Paul Riley and Maureen Beattie, also known to audiences for their popular stage, screen and comedy performances. A bold and riotous new comedy, adapted by popular Scottish playwright, Douglas Maxwell, set in a Scots-Italian family fish and chip shop, Yer...

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Given the onset of cold weather more and more of us are experiencing misty car windows. The IAM’s chief examiner, Peter Rodger recommends drivers better prepare their cars before they travel. Your windows will steam up when the air inside your car is warmer and is carrying more humidity. This air inside is cooled near the glass allowing the humidity to condense and form mist. Here are Peter’s top tips for coping better with misty windows: Mist will often form quicker on dirty windows so it’s important you keep your windows clean throughout the winter. Both the outside and inside of...

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Broadchurch is TV’s latest cult hit, and with January rolling full steam ahead, Monday nights find Joe Public glued to the edge of his sofa, watching the drama of the second series slowly unfold. Matthew Gravelle plays Joe Miller, husband to DCI Miller, who – spoiler alert! – at the end of the first series was outed as the alleged killer of schoolboy Danny Latimer. Together with the show’s executive producer Jane Featherstone, he spoke to us about the British phenomenon that is Broadchurch.  Matthew Gravelle, a Welsh actor with a long career in TV, didn’t expect Broadchurch to...

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‘Dear Diary’ Theme for Tartan Treasures Competition 2015

‘Dear Diary’ Theme for Tartan Treasures Competition 2015 Move over Bridget Jones, Adrian Mole, the Wimpy Kid and Samuel Pepys, the Tartan Treasures Competition 2015 is looking for prize winning diary entries about a treasured Scottish memory. The Tartan Treasures Competition is organised by Angus Council and is part of the annual Tartan Day Scotland Festival, which celebrates Scotland and the Scots and this year runs from 3 – 12 April. The competition is for non-published writers of all ages, with categories for under 16s and over 16s. As the theme of this year’s competition is ‘Dear Diary…’, entries...

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