Monday, 23 November 2009

Kelly Sotherton article in yesterday's paper

Yesterday the Mail on Sunday had an interview-type article on my favourite heptathlete Kelly Sotherton.

In the article she discusses how an injury prevented her from taking part in the 2009 world championships. I don't care much for sport but I make an exception for Kelly so hopefully she'll be back on top form very shortly.

I really don't have anything to add other than to include the link below:

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Ruth Wilson in Streetcar and Small Island broadcast dates

Thanks again to Lorna who send me the following scans of Ruth Wilson from the A Streetcar Named Desire programme.

The RUTH WILSON Appreciation Society
on facebook reports the broadcast dates for Small Island are December 6th and December 13th, 9:00pm on BBC 1.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Ruth Wilson, Streetcar, Prisoner, Small Island

Thanks to Lorna for sending in these photos of Ruth Wilson in A Streetcar named Desire.

The new version of The Prisoner has been just been shown in America. No news yet on when ITV will show it but in the meantime there is a lot of content over at

Beware of spoilers, but here are three fairly non-spoilerish photos of Ruth that I have "borrowed".

I'm quite a fan of the original so I'll be interested to see what they have done with the new show. I have noticed that the episode titles are one-word titles based on the some of the original ones.

And finally a reminder that Small Island should be on the BBC in December. I have just found this article about the series at

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Ruth Wilson's Small Island NI Shoot

I found an article today about the filming of Small Island earlier this year in Belfast and Dublin. I had been wondering what locations they were using and this article answers the question.

With varied locations, shooting facilities and crew, the Northern Ireland shoot was a pleasure for the producer: “We were amazed at how fortunate we were in that we found pretty much all the locations we needed in Belfast. One of my favourite locations was a street at the back of the main shopping centre which we turned into an old-London street. It looked amazing in the fog, very atmospheric.

The only problem encountered was in recreating Georgian London houses as the red brick used in Belfast didn’t really suit the brief. Therefore, the crew moved shop to Dublin for three days to capture the look of elegant Georgian London. “It was tricky to find a street that would look like war-torn Georgian London,” says Vicky, “but then we found Great Queen Street in Dublin.” The interiors needed were created in Belfast’s studio the Paint Hall.

The article goes on to report that the BBC is expected to broadcast Small Island in December.


Felicity Jones' Albatross starts shooting on the Isle of Man

Sebastian Koch, Julia Ormond, Felicity Jones and Peter Vaughn will star in coming of age drama Albatross, which starts shooting on the Isle of Man tomorrow (November 3).

Written by Tamzin Rafn, the feature is being directed by Niall MacCormik, whose credits include Margaret Thatcher TV biopic The Long Walk To Finchley.

CinemaNX, the film financing and production company backed by the Isle of Man government, is behind the project.

The film is being produced by Adrian Sturges, who also produced The Disappearance of Alice Creed for CinemaNX earlier this year.