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Mark Thomas – The Red Shed Interview

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English comedian, presenter, political satirist and journalist Mark Thomas spoke to Jason McCrossan about his latest show that he is touring the UK with called THE RED SHED which he is performing at the Gulbenkian theatre in Canterbury on 17th February.

The show celebrates the 50th anniversary of Wakefield Labour Club’s iconic Red Shed. It’s the story of where Mark first started to perform in public and where he politically came of age as a student involved in the miners’ strike.

 

 

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Monday Matters with Tom Petty & cast of McQueen

Vegoose Music Festival 2006
Vegoose Music Festival 2006

Jason has the regular features including The World Tonight & Not In The News – with a special Stephen Hawking rendition of Monty Python’s the galaxy song.

Our featured group tonight is Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Ron Blair, the bassist with the band celebrates his birthday tomorrow.

In our Night-Time Report: The New Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has unveiled his full shadow cabinet, amongst criticism that women have been left out of some of the top shadow cabinet posts.

Kyra has the music news including stories about U2’s home coming gigs and news of the Hank Williams biopic.

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Actor Stephen Wight who plays the role of Alexander

In the final hour our reporter Bonnie Britain reports from London’s West End. She catches up with the writers and stars behind the new James Philips play McQueen – about the legendary and troubled fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

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Kyra has the music news including stories about U2’s home coming gigs and news of the Hank Williams biopic.

In the final hour our reporter Bonnie Britain reports from London’s West End. She catches up with the writers and stars behind the new James Philips play McQueen – about the legendary and troubled fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

Westend Bake Off Special with Christopher Biggins

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Christopher Biggins & Barbara Windsor were the judges at the first ever West End Bake Off held on 23rd May at St Anne’s Church Courtyard, London.

Baker-partakers included, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Les Misérables, Wicked, Beautiful –The Carole King Musical, Billy Elliot The Musical, The Book Of Mormon, Mamma Mia!, The Mousetrap, The Phantom Of The Opera, The Railway Children and War Horse.

All funds raised at the Bake Off, which is supported by The Mackintosh Foundation, will go towards Acting For Others, the umbrella organisation representing 15 UK theatrical charities that offer emotional and financial support to members of the entertainment industry who have fallen on hard times.

Monday Matters are big flans of bake off’s and felt the knead to send along their rising reporter Bonnie Britain to see how much dough had been raised and get a slice of the action.

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Westend Bake Off

On the show tonight: Our reporter Bonnie Britain returns to the airwaves once again. Last month she was in London’s Westend for a charity event WESTEND BAKE OFF – where the stars of London theatre flashed their fairy cakes, showed us their buns and touted their Eccles cakes all – in aid of charity. She also chats to judge Christopher Biggins.

In our Night-Time Report – Prime Minister David Cameron has said he was “misinterpreted” over comments that implied Government ministers who did not back a “yes” vote on the EU referendum should resign. We have a full news update after 8.

Our featured artist tonight is Bonnie Tyler – it’s her birthday today – she’s 64. Welsh singer who had a worldwide smash with “Total Eclipse of the Heart”. ALSO tonight – if you were a fan of the Willo the Wisp stories in the 80s – acted by Kenneth Williams – for the first time tonight we will play an episode called The Bride-Groom.

Robin Hood & His Merry Men @ The Hazlitt Maidstone

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Robin Hood & His Merry Men is a Springtime panto that will be at the Hazlitt Theatre in Maidstone on the 15th April 2015.

Robin Hood, played by CITV’s Hi-5 Chris Edgerley, puts right the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham who rules over the good people of Sherwood, collecting taxes to pay for his own evil plans. Silly Willy Scarlet (played by the hilarious Tom Swift) is eager to help and join the Merry Men (Britain’s Got Talent comedy impressionist Philip Green as Little John, and from Harry Potter and Channel 4 Seven Dwarfs Josh Bennett as Big John).

The auditions for ‘Sherwoods Got Talent’ are the perfect distraction as the Sheriff kidnaps Maid Marian – will Robin Hood and his very Merry Men be able to rescue her in time?

Jason spoke with the actor Jimmy Burton-Iles who plays the character of Fryer Tuck on 106.9 SFM’s DriveTime show.

Team Rock Trek to Mount Kilimanjaro

Monday Matters reporter Bonnie Britain spoke to Noel Sullivan, Lauren Samuels and Dan Fletcher who are embarking on a trek to Mount Kilimanjaro on the 2nd December 2014 for two charities: The lullaby trust and Bliss.

When Noel was younger, his family suffered two devastating tragedies; at only 6 months old, his brother, Dominic, was lost to sudden infant death syndrome. Just three years later, his sister, Alicia-Monique died prematurely aged nine days of complications relating to a brain tumour.   Noel wanted to find a way to honour his siblings memory and felt these charities best serve this purpose.  He will be joined by both Lauren and Daniel a mammoth 8 day trek to an altitude of 19,341 feet!

Mount Kilimanjaro map
Mount Kilimanjaro map

For more information and to donate please visit their page:  http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Rocktrek

WEST END LIVE 2014 with BONNIE BRITAIN

West End Live 2014 scene from Trafalgar Square
West End Live 2014 scene from Trafalgar Square

Thousands of people gathered together in Trafalgar Square at the end of June to enjoy West End Live – a free event that showcases the very best that London’s West End has to offer.

There were performances from 25 West End shows including an appearance from The Royal Opera House Chorus, conducted by Pla-ci-do Domingo; the English National Opera and an exclusive of Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games. A huge highlight of the weekend – saw old favourites take to the stage once more including Avenue Q, Chicago and Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical – all presented by Oliver Tompsett.

Monday Matters sent our roving reporter – Bonnie Britain along to cover the event which celebrated it’s 10th year – of showcasing, for free – the best of the West End.

Part 1 – Saturday highlights

Part 2 – Sunday highlights