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Entertainment News Archive - August 27, 2008

A Community radio station is closer to winning funding that will help put it on the airwaves on a full-time basis. Erewash Sound already provides a local radio service via the internet with music and news throughout the week and at weekends.

It seems the sky is the limit for Doctor Who, with the hit series being named Best TV Show of 2008, new episodes being filmed in America, and talk of an all-action movie adventure featuring the Time Lord. The programme picked up the title of top telly show at the Edinburgh TV Festival.

Octor Who has pipped Friends as the TV series people most want to see turned into a movie. The revival of Doctor Who came top of a list of shows viewers are clamouring to see adapted for the big-screen.

Mutual Friends BBC1 Wales, 9pm FEAR not, while it may have seemed the Beeb were going to fob us off with repeats of My Family now Bonekickers has finished, they've spared us the misery of tiresome re-runs and brought us this brand- spanking new six-part comedy drama series.

Simon Pegg may have a canine counterpart. The film actor, from Brockworth, has revealed he has plans to make his dog Minnie a star.

By LAURA NAYLOR Young actress Laura Dawson is appealing to the public to help her continue in her first professional screen role. The 24-year-old, from Longton, has landed a part in an online soap opera - described as a cross between Big Brother and Hollyoaks.

By LAURA DALE Argentinian dancers and African drummers were among a huge variety of performers at Paignton's growing cultural festival to Torbay's ethnic diversity. More than 1,500 people flocked to take part in Teranga on Paignton Green.

By Michael Machosky For die-hard movie fans, it's hard to imagine, but the day might soon arrive when film will join dead media like VHS and Betamax in the dusty junk drawer of history.

By Mark Kanny Dance Alloy Theater will present two main stage productions and five Behind the Scenes encounters for the 2008-09 season. Both of the main shows will be world premieres, including one by artistic director Beth Corning. "Dirty Secrets" is a double bill that will be presented Dec.

By Tom Vallance Actor and playwright who collaborated with Stephen Sondheim on the musical 'Company' The actor and playwright George Furth had a prolific career as a performer, but will be best remembered for his collaborations with the composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim, notably as librettist for the musicals Company (1970) and Merrily We Roll Along (1977).

Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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