Friday, 8 July 2011

Thinking ahead to panto time

Did you know that the following ex-Corrie cast members are donning tights, slapping on the make-up and over-acting (no comments please!) this Christmas ...

Nigel Havers - Peter Pan - Hawth Theatre, Crawley
Julia Howarth - Cinderella - Billingham Forum
Vicky Entwistle - Snow White - Grand Theatre, Blackpool
Debra Stephenson - Jack and the Beanstalk - Pavillion, Bournemouth
Sue Devaney - Cinderella - Marlowe, Canterbury
Marshall Lancaster - Aladdin - Palace Theatre, Newark
Tupele Dorgu - Snow White - Pavillion, Rhyl
Bev Callard - Sleeping Beauty - Lyceum, Sheffield
Eric Potts - Dick Whittington - New Theatre, Wimbledon
Amanda Barrie - Cinderella - Connaught, Worthing

More will no doubt be announced!

It's panto time!

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

The Bernstein Legacy

Almost cathedral-like!
 Granada TV was founded by the Bernstein brothers - Sydney and Cecil.  Before they went into TV they ran a successful cinema chain by the same name - the picture shown here is the Granada Tooting Bec and as you can see, they certainly went for some impressive architecture.

It's said that the brothers actually designed the main building at Granada Manchester themselves to save on architect's fees.  It may not be the prettiest structure by today's standards but it will be very sad  to see it all demolished when the TV company moves to its new base in Salford in a couple of years.

Last call for the Kemptville Travel tour!

Last year's tour outside the bookies
Fancy visiting the Coronation Street set?  Seeing some of the filming locations?  Travelling around Ireland?
Kemptville Travel of Toronto offer just that with their annual World of Coronation Street tour - and this is the last call for bookings!

You'll find all the information you need at