COLIN BENNETT'S play Hancock's Finest Hour, which first toured and went into the West End 25 years ago, is being re-staged for another tour currently booked to open in Birmingham. It stars Paul Henry (Benny of Crossroads) Produced by Nick Hennegan, Directed by Chris Hayes, Designed by Douglas Heap.
ROY BOULTER co-wrote the episode of Missing going out on BBC1 at 2:15pm on Friday 19th March.
MARK BURT wrote the episode of Coronation Street going out on ITV1 at 7:30pm on Friday 19th March.
CHRIS CHIBNALL wrote the episode of Law & Order: UK "Vice" going out on ITV1 at 9:00pm on Tuesday 16th March.
MARK CLOMPUS wrote the episode of Missing going out on BBC1 at 2:15pm on Thursday 18th March.
PAUL COATES wrote the episode of Hollyoaks going out on C4 at 6:30pm on Monday 15th March.
DAVE COHEN is presenting the first proper run of My Life As A Footnote, his one-man poem that recounts the true story of how Phil Collins kept him out of jail.
The dates are:
- Sat 20th, Mon 22nd March: Poetry Cafe, Betterton St, Covent Garden, 8pm, £5 on door
- Tue 23rd-Sun 28th March: Etc Theatre, Camden Town, 9.30pm (Sun 8.30pm) £7/£5.50 in advance from etc website
- Mon 29th-Wed 31st March: Hen & Chickens, Highbury Corner, 9.30pm, £7/£5.50 in advance from H & C website
There's a short YouTube clip at http://davecohen.squarespace.com
Congratulations to A D COOPER on winning the Sequel to Cannes Short Film Script Competition. The brief was to write a short script where a well-known Dorset location was an integral part of the story. Alice wrote two scripts both of which reached the final ten. The View from the Window took the first prize of £500 (sponsored by Creative Dorset), the Scriptwriter's Handbook and an invitation to one of the organisation's networking parties in Poole, held before and after Cannes.
This competition will be run twice a year from now onwards, and a new Competition and T & C's will be launched 10th March. The competition is supported by advisors or representatives from South West Screen, Poole Arts Development Unit, WAVE arts education agency, Creative Dorset, Wessex Media Group, The Writers' Guild of GB, UK Trade and Investment Film Division and a host of producers, writers, filmmakers, crew and sales agents, as well as production companies. For more information, visit www.sequeltocannes.biz and www.prequel.biz
GRANT CORR'S new play 'Rip Her To Shreds' is going on at the Old Red Lion in Islington from March 17th to April 3rd. The play is set is Northern Ireland in 1981 and is a story about a transgender teenager who wants to look like his idol Debbie Harry.
KEVIN DYER'S The Monster Under the Bed is on at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre in Toronto until April 1st. It’s also shortlisted for the Brian Way Award and is available from Aurorametro books.
FIONA EVANS co-wrote the episode of Casualty "English Beauty" going out on BBC1 at 9:05pm on Saturday 13th March.
STEVEN FAY wrote the episode of Hollyoaks going out on C4 at 6:30pm on Tuesday 16th March.
ANTHONY FRIEDMANN'S third edition of his book Writing for Visual Media has been published by Focal Press / Elsevier.
BILL GALLAGHER wrote the episode of Lark Rise to Candleford going out on BBC1 at 8:00pm on Sunday 14th March.
JONATHAN HARVEY wrote the episode of Coronation Street going out on ITV1 at 7:30pm no Monday 15th March.
ANDREW HOLDEN wrote the episode of Holby City "Faith No More" going out on BBC1 at 8:00pm on Tuesday 16th March.
MARTIN JAMESON wrote the episode of Missing going out on BBC1 at 2:15pm on Wednesday 17th March.
PETER KERRY wrote the episode of Emmerdale going out on ITV1 at 7:00pm on Wednesday 17th March.
IAN KERSHAW wrote the episode of Shameless going out on C4 at 10:00pm on Tuesday 16th March.
MATTHEW LEYS wrote the episode of Missing going out on BBC1 at 2:15pm on Monday 15th March.
BILL LYONS wrote the episode of Emmerdale gong out on ITV1 at 7:00pm on Tuesday 16th March.
JAN MCVERRY wrote the episode of Coronation Street going out on ITV1 at 8:30pm on Friday 19th March.
ROLAND MOORE wrote the two-part episode of Doctors entitled Fear of the Dark that goes out on Friday 19th and Monday 22nd March at 1:45pm.
DAVID NICHOLLS will be a guest of Fi Glover on Saturday Live tomorrow morning, 13th March, at 9.00 am, on BBC Radio 4 (FM only). As well as writing for the hit comedy series Cold Feet he's written novels like Starter for Ten and The Understudy.
DALE OVERTON wrote the episode of Doctors "Birth of the Blues" going out on BBC1 at 1:45pm on Monday 15th March.
GAIL RENARD will be at Coventry Cathedral tomorrow, helping to open the Give Peace a Chance ceremony commemorating John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Bed-In for Peace in 1969. John Lennon gave Gail a handwritten copy of the lyrics to Give Peace a Chance at the bed-in in Montreal. If any Guild member wants to stop and say hi Gail would be glad to see you.
DANNY STACK wrote this Sunday's episode of Fair City at 8:30pm on RTE1.
JOHN WILSHER wrote the episode of New Tricks "Shadow Show" going out on BBC1 at 9:00pm on Monday 15th March.
COLIN WYATT wrote the episodes of EastEnders going out on BBC1 at 8:00pm on Monday 15th and at 7:30pm on Tuesday 16th March.
MAXWELL YOUNG wrote the episode of The Bill "Impact" going out on ITV1 at 9:00pm on Thursday 18th March.