Dan Antopolski features in the hotly anticipated new series Good Omens, alongside David Tenant and Michael Sheen. The series, based on the much loved fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, will be available on Amazon Prime video from 31 May, and is expected to air on the BBC in the UK later in 2019.
You can find more information about the show and how to watch it here.
Francesca Baker with Guildford Shakespeare Company
We are delighted to announce that Francesca Baker, a recent graduate from the Guildford School of Acting, has been cast in the Guildford Shakespeare Company's productions of Twelfth Night and The Merry Wives of Windsor to be performed over the summer.
The shows, two of Shakespeare's best loved comedies, will be performed in by the company at two open air locations in Guildford, with Twelfth Night running 13 - 29 June and The Merry Wives of Windsor running 13 - 27 July. You can find out more information on the productions and book tickets here.
Louise Mai Newberry in rehearsals at Chichester Festival Theatre
Louise Mai Newberry, fresh from her recent appearance in BBC's Doctors, has this week started rehearsals for the upcoming production of David Hare's Plenty at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Set in post-war Europe, the play goes backwards and forwards through time to explore how the past and the present co-exist. The production will run from 7th to 29th June.
You can watch Louise Mai's episode of Doctors on BBC iPlayer here, and find out more information about and book to see tickets for Plenty here.
Amer Chadha-Patel in 'Aladdin' and 'Beecham House'
Amer Chadha-Patel is soon to be seen in Gurinder Chadha's Beecham House and Disney's Aladdin.
Beecham House (ITV UK/Fremantle) tells the story of John Beecham, a former soldier turned trader, and his young family at the turn of the 19th century in Delhi. It has just premiered at Cannes Film Festival, which you can read about here.
Aladdin is a live action remake of the classic 90s Disney cartoon. Directed by Guy Ritchie and featuring Will Smith as the Genie, Disney's Aladdin is in cinemas in May 2019
Yiannis Vassilakis is currently appearing in Channel 4's Dead Pixels, an online comedy about gamers, for gamers.
Set in both the real world and online , Dead Pixels centres on Meg, Nicky and Usman, whose world revolves around their obsession for the game Kingdom Scrolls.
Channel 4's Dead Pixels is available now to stream online here.
Nicki Chapman is presenting the new Channel 5 show Talent Show Wars.
Talent Show Wars explores some of the biggest battles and bust ups from the ultra-competitive world of talent shows. In Episode One of this brand new series, Nicki will be chatting to Louis Walsh and Pete Waterman about some of their clashes.
Make sure to tune in to Channel 5 on Sundays at 7pm or catch up on demand here from 7th April.
Anna Morris returns in New Series of Channel 4's 'Lee and Dean'
Actor, writer and comedian Anna Morris is returning as Mrs Bryce-D'Souza for the second series of the critically acclaimed sitcom Lee and Dean. The show, produced by Channel 4 and Bingo Productions, centres around two lifelong friends and builders Lee and Dean, in a poignant and funny exploration of male friendship.
The first episode of the new series airs on Channel 4 at 10pm on 11th April. You can read an interview with Anna about the programme here, and catch up on the previous series online here.
Anna's solo comedy show Bombastic is on at the Soho Theatre on 4 April...
Thomas Gilbey and Tim Dewberry in 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'
We are very excited to announce that Thomas Gilbey and Tim Dewberry have begun rehearsals for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in the West End. The critically acclaimed production, which has won a multitude of awards since opening at the Palace Theatre in 2016, will welcome the new cast in May this year. You can find out more about the new cast here and find more information on the production and buy tickets here.
Britain’s best known commentator on the law Joshua Rozenberg returns to Radio 4 with a new series of his long running programme Law In Action.
With fascinating discussion and rigorous dissection of legal topics, the programme continues to be at the forefront of the UK’s most important legal stories. You can find more information about the programme and listen online here.
Baylen Leonard wins CMA Award and announced as host on Country Hits Radio
Country music specialist and presenter Baylen Leonard has been announced as winner of the Country Music Association's International Country Broadcaster Award in recognition of his work spreading the country music genre internationally.
It has also been announced that Bauer Media are to launch a new Country music radio station Country Hits Radio, with Baylen presenting a daily weekday music programme. The station will launch on 5 April and you can find out more about it here.
Cicely Giddings and Maddy Anholt in BBC Three's 'Jerk'
Two of our clients, Cicley Giddings and Maddy Anholt, are appearing in BBC Three's new sitcom Jerk which is available on iPlayer now. The comedy follows the life of Tim, a man who knows that having cerebral palsy means that he can get away with almost anything. You can find out more information and watch all episodes online here.
Nelufar Hedayat presents stories for Morgan Freeman's The Story of God on Nat Geo
Morgan Freeman's documentary series The Story of God is back for a third season, featuring Nelufar Hedayat.
As a correspondent, Nelufar joins Morgan on his journeys to some of the most awe-inspiring religious sites around the world. Travelling to the worlds holiest places, previously including Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall, India’s Bodhi Tree, Mayan temples in Guatemala, the pyramids of Egypt, New Mexico to observe ancient Navajo rituals and the banks of the Ganges River, each episode focuses on a different topic about the divine and features contributions from religious leaders, scientists, historians and archaeologists.
The Story of God with Morgan Freeman will be...
Through the Keyhole is back with a brand new series.
With a camera crew let loose around the houses of the rich and famous, it is up to the celebrity panel with the help of the studio audience to guess whose home it is!
Krishnan Guru-Murthy will be featuring in Episode 8 which will be broadcast on Saturday 23rd February on ITV1 at 9.25pm.
Make sure you tune into ITV1 or you can stream Through the Keyhole live here.
Sukh Ojla in BBC's 'Flunked' and 'Class Dismissed'
Comedian and actor Sukh Ojla is appearing in BBC's new teen comedy drama Flunked which is available on BBC iPlayer. The series follows the characters of CBBC's hit show Class Dismissed after they leave secondary school and enrol in sixth form college. You can find out more and watch the show online here.
The new series of Class Dismissed is also available to watch on BBC iPlayer here.
Three of our clients, Ayesha Hazarika, Anna Morris and Robin Ince, are bringing their brilliant solo shows to the Soho Theatre as part of the upcoming season. Louise Mai Newberry is also appearing at the theatre as part of Yellow Earth's Typhoon West, a series of staged readings of fresh and original new work from British East Asian writers.
In April, political commentator and stand up comedian Ayesha is performing her hit Edinburgh Fringe show Girl on Girl: The Fight for Feminism. The show is a laugh out loud and insightful look at feminism, the #MeToo movement and of course the madness...
Kylie Pentelow is new main news presenter for ITV Wales
News anchor Kylie Pentelow has moved from ITV West Country to become the main news presenter for ITV Wales. While still presenting for the national ITV News at the weekends, this is an exciting move and a new adventure for Kylie in her presenting career.
World-renowned saxophonist and multi MOBO award-winner YolanDa Brown is hosting a dynamic new CBeebies show YolanDa's Band Jam which has its first airing on 26 January.
Yolanda shares her love of music with an audience of 5 to 7 year olds, introducing them to various instruments and styles of music and encouraging them to get involved through dance, musical games and jamming with the live band.
A wide range of musical guests including Newton Faulkner, The Shires and Anoushka Shankar join YolanDa and her house band “The Band Jaminals” throughout the series for live performances on the show.
Each episode culminates in...
New Series of Wanted Down Under with Nicki Chapman on BBC One
The brand new series of Wanted Down Under hosted by our brilliant Nicki Chapman is currently showing every weekday at 11am on BBC One. Each episode follows a new family as they look at life in Australia and New Zealand ahead of possible migration. You can find out more about the programme and watch previous episodes here.
This year we have a number of our clients taking brilliant comedy shows to the celebrated Vault Festival in London. The festival, taking place between January and March 2019, brings together hundreds of shows, gigs and events under the railway arches of London's Waterloo station. We are very excited to announce that the following NG acts are going to be part of the action!
Stand-ups Sukh Ojla and Ian Smith, character comedians Bryony Twydle and Tamsyn Kelly, and viral impressionist Josh Berry are all bringing their Work in Progress shows to the festival, trying out some hilarious new material ahead of...
Hannah Lindsey joins cast of The House on Cold Hill
Our brilliant actress Hannah Lindsey is joining the cast of The House on Cold Hill for their upcoming theatre tour this spring! This supernatural thriller from No 1 Best Selling author Peter James is coming to theatres across the UK. For full details and dates, click here.
Ben Spiteri's 'Ministry of Justice' airs this Friday on Channel 4
Following on from their BAFTA winning show ‘The Revolution’, Jolyon Rubinstein and Heydon Prowse return to our screens in ‘Ministry of Justice’ produced by Ben Spiteri. This satirical comedy show takes aim at the world of crime and anti-social behaviour, watch the pair as they target criminals all in the hidden camera style which has proved such a success on their previous shows. Ben was head writer on the E4 hidden camera show Bad Robots.
Tune into the first episode at 11.05pm on Friday 30th November on Channel 4. For more information, click here.
Comedian and writer Robin Ince is going on tour with Brian Cox's Universal Adventures in Space and Time World Tour. Kicking off in the UK in February 2019, this tour brings Brian and Robin's unique and celebrated style to several countries in a brand new arena-sized show.
You can find more information about the tour and buy tickets online here, but be quick - dates are already selling out! UK tour dates below:
Thursday 7th - Derby Arena
Friday 8th - Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Saturday 9th - Manchester Arena
Sunday 10th - Sheffield Flydsa Arena
Wednesday 13th - Peterborough Arena
Thursday 14th - Leeds...
YolanDa Brown Presenting BBC's Young Jazz Musician of the Year Awards
Renowned composer and saxophonist YolanDa Brown has been announced as the co-presenter of the Young Jazz Musician of the Year Awards. The final will take place at the Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, and the coverage will be broadcast on 25 November on BBC Four.
Presenter and broadcaster Nicki Chapman has been announced as the presenter of a new gardening competition programme on Channel 5. The series, which has the working title of The Great Garden Challenge, is set to air on Channel 5 in 2019 and will see eight teams battle it out to win a chance to exhibit at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Garden in Wisley.
Katie Derham will be appearing on Richard Osman’s House of Games testing out her general knowledge skills.
House of Games is back for Series 3 - pitting celebrities against each other in a series of games and tests to see who can not only win daily prizes, but also be crowned House of Games champion.
Be sure to watch Katie on Monday 12th November – Thursday 15th November at 6pm and Friday 16th November and 7pm on BBC2 or on iPlayer here.
Thomas Gilbey in War Horse at The National Theatre
Tom Gilbey is delighted to have rejoined the company of War Horse which is re-opening tonight at the Lyttleton Theatre, eleven years after its debut, with a special Armistice Day Commemorative Performance this Sunday. Playing until 5th January, tickets can be purchased here: War Horse tickets
Traditionally viewed as a domestic task or as women's work, embroidery is experiencing a boom and a major image overhaul. No longer just a humdrum craft, a new generation of embroiderers are creating art with complex and political dynamics.
Amber Butchart presents In Stitches, a radio documentary looking at these radical embroidery artists and the ability to explore hidden histories, political messages and untold stories through stitching.
In Stitches airs on BBC Radio 4 on November 15th at 11.30am. Listen on BBC Radio 4 or online here.
Noel Gay Clients Exploring the Unreported World for Channel 4
Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Nelufar Hedayat, Seyi Rhodes and Sahar Zand are all reporting from across the world for Unreported World throughout November and December 2018.
Critically acclaimed since it first started broadcasting in 2000, each episode of Unreported World has a guest reporter that travels all over the world to uncover stories usually ignored by the world media.
You can see Krishan Guru-Murthy’s Colombian episode on 2nd November and then a second story from El Salvador on 30th November, Nelufar Hedayat visits India her in episode on 9th November, Seyi Rhodes report from South Africa is broadcast on 23rd November and on...
Without even releasing an episode yet, legendary broadcaster and football lover Danny Baker alongside Gary Lineker have managed to scale to the top of the podcast chart with their brand new weekly podcast Lineker & Baker: Behind Closed Doors.
Available on Acast they are leaving the analysis and commentary behind, and will delve instead into the intimate details of life in and around the beautiful game featuring changing room tales, green room gossip and loosely factual legends that all football fans will love.
Listen to the trailer on Acast here.
Noel Gay Clients in the Evening Standard's Progress 1000
A number of Noel Gay clients have been named amongst the 1000 most influential Londoners in the Evening Standard's Progress 1000.
Ayesha Hazarika, Sarah Montague, and Emily Maitlis are listed in the Storytellers: Media section, where the three have been praised for their influence on media interviews and political commentary.
Dr. Sue Black has been listen in Science and Technology, where she is noted as the founder of Tech Mums, "a global community of kick-ass tech women".
Henry Dimbleby is included in Tastemakers: Eat And Drink. After co-founding phenomenally successful healthy-fast-food chain Leon, Henry has gone on to champion children's food charities Magic Breakfast and Chefs...
Krishnan Guru Murthy to host Channel 4 Brexit live debate
Presenter and journalist Krishnan Guru Murthy will be hosting Channel 4's upcoming live debate programme Brexit: What the Nation Really Thinks. Filmed in front of a live studio audience in Birmingham, the one-off programme will feature interviews with politicians, debate on a number of possible effects of Brexit and the results of an exclusive nation-wide poll on the issue. The programme will be broadcast at 8pm on Monday 5 November on Channel 4.
Anna Morris begins filming for Channel 4's 'Lee and Dean'
Actor and comedian Anna Morris is appearing in the upcoming second series of Channel 4's hit comedy Lee and Dean. The sitcom, which started filming this week, follows two builders and best mates Lee and Dean as they navigate their way through their hilariously turbulent lives. You can find out more about the show and watch the first series online here.
Danny Baker is team captain on new Channel 5 series
Celebrated broadcaster Danny Baker is going to be appearing as a team captain on the hotly anticipated Celebrity Game Night, which is due to air in early 2019. The programme, commissioned by Channel 5 and adapted from NBC's hit game show Hollywood Game Night in the US, will see two teams of celebrities face-off in a number of classic and hilarious parlour games.
Presenter and one-third of the critically acclaimed Festival of the Spoken Nerd, Steve Mould is appearing as a guest in the current series of Museum of Curiosity on BBC Radio 4. The programme, which sees three distinguished guests donate fascinating exhibits to a vast imaginary museum, will air on BBC Radio 4 on Monday 22 October at 6:30pm, and will then be available online here.
Broadcaster and journalist Fiona Bruce presents The Parachute Murder Plot as part of ITV’s Crime & Punishment Season. Fiona gains access to exclusive police tapes from the investigation into army sergeant Emile Cilliers, who attempted to murder his wife by tampering with her parachute. With these tapes, as well as interviews conducted with those close to the case, Fiona explores all aspects of the investigation and tries to unpick Sergaent Cilliers’ motives, actions and guilt.
The show will be broadcast on Wednesday 17 October on ITV at 9pm. You can find out more information online here.
Brona C Titley on Sky One's 'The Reluctant Landlord'
Actor and writer Brona C Titley is appearing in Sky One's new sitcom The Reluctant Landlord. The semi-autobiographical show, written by and starring Romesh Ranganathan, follows a man who is struggling to run the local pub left to him in his father's will. Brona's episode will air on 20 November at 10pm on Sky One, and you can then watch it online here.
Brona recently appeared in UKTV W and RTE's Women on the Verge. The programme, based on the hit novel by Lorna Martin, follows the fraught lives of a group of career women in their 30s. Brona appeared in the...
Dr Sue Black has won the Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the Lovie Awards 2018. The awards, which are in their eighth year, were founded to honour the best of the European internet and are recognising Sue for her dedication to computing and the internet. We are thrilled for Sue, winning the title alongside recording artist Stormzy who was recognised as Person of the Year. You can read the full story here.
You can find out more about Sue's life, career and what inspires her in a recent video she made for BBC Ideas, which you can watch online here.
Tune in to BBC One on Saturday 6 October to see the brilliant Katie Derham battle it out with a host of other presenters to be crowned the Pointless Celebrities champ. The programme is being broadcast at 5.40pm on Saturday 6 October on BBC One, or you can watch it online here.
Comedian Sukh Ojla and impressionist Josh Berry will be appearing on this week's episode of NewsJack on BBC Radio 4 Extra. The radio programme, a topical scrapbook sketch show written entirely by the Great British public, will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra at 10.30pm on Thursday 4 October. It will then be available to listen to online here.
Political commentator and stand up comedian Ayesha Hazarika is touring her 2018 Edinburgh Fringe show Girl on Girl - The Fight for Feminism across the UK this autumn. Her tour schedule is below with links to more information and tickets.
05 MILTON KEYNES The Stables
06 BATH The Rondo
10 GUILDFORD G Live
12 MAIDENHEAD Norden Farm
19 CAMBRIDGE Junction
22-27 LONDON Soho Theatre
03 DURHAM Gala Theatre
09 READING South Street
10 SWINDON Arts Centre
17 SALFORD The Lowry
“Hazarika is terrific company - relaxed, mischievous and with a mind like a steel trap…go and see what she has to say.” ★★★★
“Extremely funny…sharp and on the money"
“Insightful, humorous and at times simply ‘hide behind the sofa’ stuff” ★★★★
YolanDa Brown on Gareth Malone's All Star Music Quiz
World-renowned saxophonist and presenter YolanDa Brown is appearing in the first episode of Gareth Malone's new panel show All Star Music Quiz on BBC Two. In a quiz where you have to play the answer as well as say it, contestants battle it out to prove their skill and knowledge across all genres of music.
You can watch the first episode on BBC Two at 7pm on Thursday 27 September, and it will then be available to watch online here.
Natasha Magigi is performing tonight in the RSC's "joyous" (The Guardian) production of Don Quixote. Following a sold out run in 2016 at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, the production is coming back for a limited run at London's Garrick Theatre from 27 October 2018 until 2 February 2019. For more information and to book tickets, click here.
Actor and musician Ben Mabberley is just beginning his stint performing in the UK Tour of Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage. Heralded by The Observer as 'the biggest live theatre sensation of all time', this live adaptation of the classic film is not to be missed.
The tour runs from 20 September 2018 to 13 July 2019 in theatres all over the UK. You can find out more information, dates and book tickets here.
Comedian, actor and writer Ian Smith, fresh from his acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe run, is appearing in the second series of BBC's comedy Pls Like, a Bafta-nominated comedy show about Vloggers.
The series will be available on BBC iPlayer from 25 September and you can watch Ian's episode here.
Fiona Bruce on SKY Arts 'Treasures of the British Library'
Broadcaster and journalist Fiona Bruce is presenting the next episode of Treasures of the British Library on SKY Arts. The eye-opening series has a new presenter each episode, picking out what they believe are the most important items in the British Library. You can watch Fiona's episode on SKY Arts on 11 September at 8pm or online here.
We are delighted to have Hannah Vaughan Jones join the team here at Noel Gay. Hannah is a Journalist, Broadcaster and International News Anchor for CNN, who hosts shows across CNN International – including CNN Talk, Newsroom, Connect The World, The International Desk and Hala Gorani Tonight. Hannah has broadcast live on location across the UK, covering terror attacks, General Elections and Referenda. Hannah is also a sought after awards host and event moderator.
For more information on Hannah, click here.
Jason Eddy will be appearing in the brand new BBC One drama Wanderlust, starring Toni Collette and Steven Mackintosh.
Based around the previously happy, but failing marriage of Joy and Alan Richards, the 6 part series will follow the couple as they find themselves attracted to new people, following an accident that puts their sex life on hold, and how they cope with the consequences their decisions now will have on their future.
You can see the first episode tonight at 9pm on BBC One or catch up on iPlayer here
Nikki Bedi interviews Riz Ahmed: Road to Englistan
In Riz Ahmed: Road to Englistan, Nikki Bedi interviews one of Britain's most successful - and outspoken - actors, Riz Ahmed. He is currently writing Englistan, a brand new drama for BBC Two, and has starred in numerous films and TV series including The Reluctant Fundamentalist, HBO's The Night Of and Star Wars's Rogue One.
In the programme, Nikki discusses movies, music and politics with Riz covering his childhood all the way through to his career today.
You can watch Nikki on Riz Ahmed: Road to Englistan on iPlayer here and if in Northern Ireland, you can watch on BBC at 23:15 on 29th August.
You can catch Jenny Kleeman all this week on BBC Radio 4 at 13:45 on Hotspot, as she explores places at the extremes of UK society, uncovering the stories behind revealing statistics.
On Hotspot, Jenny will be covering topics as wide ranging as loneliness and debt to bingo and Buddhism.
Premiering on Monday 27th August, you can tune in daily at 13:45 to BBC R4 or listen online here.
Anita Ananad, YolanDa Brown and Katie Derham are Celebrity Eggheads
The wonderful Anita Anand, YolanDa Brown and Katie Derham will be showing off their brainpower and knowledge on upcoming episodes of Celebrity Eggheads, hosted by Jeremy Vine.
Eggheads is now in its 8th series and sees teams come together to try and defeat the all knowledgeable Eggheads, a group of five who know everything there is to know... or do they?
Anita will be battling the Eggheads on Friday 24th August and YolanDa and Katie will be giving them a run for their money on Friday 31st August.
You can watch Anita, Katie, YolanDa and Jeremy by tuning into BBC2 at 6pm...
Jeremy Vine - Channel 5's new daily current affairs show
Same time, same place, new face as Channel 5 say... Jeremy Vine is the new daily news show replacing The Wright Stuff after 18 years.
Award winning TV and radio broadcaster Jeremy Vine will be presenting Jeremy Vine at 9.15am on Channel 5 every Monday - Friday from 3rd September 2018, where he will be discussing the biggest news stories with celebrity panellists, studio audiences and of course the audience at home. Produced by ITN Productions, Jeremy be joined by Storm Huntley on the new daily current affairs programme.
Jeremy hosts the daily radio show The Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2 and his...
Sukh Ojla, a rising star of comedy, is featured in Friday's episode of the Big Asian Stand-Up on BBC TWO.
In The Big Asian Stand-Up, Nish Kumar brings a second instalment of hilarious stand-ups who share an exciting and diverse voice and showcases a new wave of Asian comedic talent.
Make sure to catch Sukh on Friday 24 August on BBC TWO at 10:00pm or online here.
Ellie Kit Jones debuts in the West End’s School of Rock
Ellie Kit Jones trained at the MV Academy and will be making her West End debut as Marcy in School of Rock the Musical this week before rocking out for the next year at the Gillian Lynne Theatre.
Based on the beloved 2003 film about a wannabe rock star who ends up teaching at a posh prep school, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit musical is now in its third year in London’s West End.
Featuring 14 new songs and all the original songs from the movie, this high-powered hit will teach you how to truly rock!
School of Rock the Musical plays...
It's that time of year again, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 is in full swing. Noel Gay are delighted to have a whole host of wonderful clients performing this year, across all major venues.
Take a look at what Noel Gay clients are offering this year and then book your tickets here.
13:30 Nick Hall - Spencer
17:15 Ian Smith - Craft
17:45 Phillipa Carson in NewsRevue
19:40 Tamsyn Kelly in Lead Pencil
20:30 Bryony Twydle - Flamingo
21:30 Tamsyn Kelly - You're Welcome
12:15 Just These Please
13:30 Robin Ince - Chaos of Delight
18:45 Ayesha Hazarika - Girl on Girl
17:35 Josh Berry - Voice...
Yolanda Mercy is back at the Soho Theatre from 16-18th August with Quarter Life Crisis, following sell out shows in 2017 and a UK Tour. It was the winner of the Underbelly Untapped Award and Yolanda was featured in the British Council Artist to Watch list.
Alicia is a hot mess. She doesn’t know what she’s doing with her life. Swiping left, swiping right to find the perfect match. Even though she’s a Londoner, born and bred, the scent of Lagos peppers her existence in the ends. Everyone around her seems to know where they’re going in life, but she’s just...
Fiona Bruce was back on our screens last night with the new series of BBC One's Fake or Fortune?, investigating the mysteries behind paintings with art expert Philip Mould.
This week Fiona and Philip were investigating a painting by William Nicholson. The painting, Glass Jug with Plates and Pears, had been bought for £165,000 and the owner wanted to know if it was genuine or not.
Catch up here or tune in to BBC One on Sundays at 14:50.
Anita Anand will be appearing in The Stolen Maharajah: Britain’s Indian Royal, part of the BBC’s Big British Asian Summer.
Maharajah Duleep Singh was an Indian King, taken by the British as a boy and brought up as an English aristocrat. He became a friend of Queen Victoria until he realised what had been done to him and turned rebel against the British Empire.
As the author of Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary, shortlisted for the Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize and winner of the Eastern Eye Alchemy Festival award for Literature, Anita is in a unique position to talk about...
George Hannigan and Ashley Tucker tour the UK with 'The Comedy About A Bank Robbery'
Ashley Tucker and George Hannigan start rehearsals today for the new UK tour of the multi-award winning Mischief Theatre's The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. Opening at the Birmingham Rep on 23 August 2018 before starting a nationwide tour, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is "the funniest show in town" (The Times) and "thrilling and daringly inventive... this lung-bustingly funny play is just what the therapist ordered" (The Guardian). Tour dates, venues and more information can be found here.
It'd be criminal to miss it!
The excellent Katie Derham returns to screens throughout the summer to present BBC Proms and Proms Extra.
First up will be the legendary First Night of the Proms which will feature two major pieces composed as responses to the First World War: Gustav Holst’s much-loved The Planets and Ralph Vaughn Williams' choral masterpiece Toward the Unknown Region. You can watch these from 13th July at 20:30pm here
On Saturday evenings Katie fronts Proms Extra on BBC Two to review the recent week of Proms 2018 with special guests
All Proms TV highlights can be found here.
Josh Berry returns to BBC Radio 4 with Dead Ringers for second week running
Comedian and impressionist Josh Berry is to return to BBC Radio 4 for another episode of 'Dead Ringers' following his debut show last week.
The topical comedy satire show is famed for its mix of political vituperation, media mauling and celebrity savaging with recent news stories such as Brexit, The World Cup, Wimbledon and Love Island all in the firing line.
The next episode of Dead Ringers featuring Josh will be broadcast at 18:30pm on Friday 13th July and repeated throughout the week.
Tune in here
YolanDa Brown to host new CBeebies show 'YolanDa's Band Jam'
World-renowned saxophonist and multi MOBO award-winner YolanDa Brown is set to host a dynamic new CBeebies show entitled 'YolanDa's Band Jam'.
Filmed at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, YolanDa will guide a studio of 5-7 year olds through tempo, rhythm and other musical disciplines in an inspirational show full of surprises and amazing guests.
YolanDa will be joined by a range of renowned musical talent including top singer/guitarist Newton Faulkner and hit country duo The Shires to excite young children about the possibilities of music.
Simon Desborough joins 'The Case of the Frightened Lady' for UK Tour
Simon Desborough joins the cast of the UK Tour of 'The Case of the Frightened Lady', produced by Bill Kenwright Ltd.
Following their acclaimed production of Ruth Rendell's 'A Judgement in Stone', The Classic Thriller Company returns with a brand new adaption from the legendary "King of the detective thriller", Edgar Wallace - the brains behind one of the most iconic films of all time, King Kong.
When Inspector Tanner is called in to investigate a ruthless murder at Mark's Priory, the grand ancestral home of the Lebanon family, he quickly discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. The household...
Anita Anand returns to BBC Radio 4 with The Reith Lectures
Broadcaster and Journalist Anita Anand returns to BBC Radio 4 to host The Reith Lectures.
Anita will be going on tour with historian Professor Margaret MacMillan to record her Reith Lectures - entitled The Mark of Cain - this June, beginning in London and concluding in Canada. The five lectures will explore the tangled history of war and society and our complicated feelings towards it and towards those who fight.
Inaugurated 70 years ago in 1948 by the BBC to mark the historic contribution made to public service broadcasting by Sir John (later Lord) Reith, The Reith Lectures' aim is to...
Steve Punt to host new series of BBC Radio 4 Show - The 3rd Degree
The hilarious Steve Punt returns to BBC Radio 4 for a brand new series of "The 3rd Degree".
Recorded on location at a different University each week, the show pits three Undergraduates against three of their Professors in a genuinely original and fresh take on an academic quiz. The show tours the (sometimes posh, sometimes murky, but always welcoming!) Union buildings, cafés and lecture halls of six universities across the UK.
The 3rd Degree runs for six weeks from Monday 25th June at 3pm and is repeated from Sunday 30th June. You can also find it on BBC iplayer.
For more information click...
Ruby Ablett is appearing in a brilliant stage adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson's much loved children's book Double Act. When their Dad starts dating a new woman and buys a bookshop in the countryside, twins Ruby and Garnet need to get the bottom of what's going on! The production was an instant hit when it premiered at Polka in 2003 and loved by thousands of children during a UK tour.
Double Act is on at the Polka Theatre in Wimbledon from 15 June to 5 August. You can find out more information and buy tickets online here.
Jeremy Vine to Host Channel 5 Current Affairs Show
TV and Radio Broadcaster Jeremy Vine has been announced as the new presenter of Channel 5’s daily current affairs programme. From September 2018 Jeremy will host the programme which will look at the biggest news, issues and stories from around the UK for 120 minutes every morning.
Jeremy said: “Matthew Wright has built a brilliant show that’s a big part of the British TV landscape. I’m delighted to be carrying on all the conversations he has started, with all the guests he’s made me feel I know over the years. Radio 2 has a beautiful editorial overlap with the serious...
The sharp satirical sitcom Lobby Land is back on Radio 4. Co-written and produced by our own Jon Harvey, the programme follows Sam Peakes, a young political editor who’s struggling to stay afloat in parliament. The first episode in the series will be broadcast on 7 June at 11pm, with the rest of the series broadcast at the same time every Thursday night. You can also listen to Lobby Land online here.
Comedian and actor Tamsyn Kelly is appearing in a brand new sketch show on BBC Radio 1, The Andy Field Experience. The programme is running for three episodes and is an anarchic, silly and fast-paced look at life in the modern world. The first episode will be broadcast on Radio 1 on 8 June and you can listen to it online from 4 June here.
Two of our clients at Noel Gay are performing their shows at Soho Theatre this summer.
In June, comedian and star of Radio 4's Infinite Monkey Cage Robin Ince is performing his first new solo show in three years. Pragmatic Insanity is a night about love, death and art (with a little bit of physics). It is 90 minutes fizzing with ideas about creativity in science and art, as well as asking why we believe we see what we see and why we believe what we believe. You can find out more about the show and book ticket here.
Actor, presenter and writer Yolanda Mercy is...
Impressionist and comedian Josh Berry is working with Eurosport this Grand Slam season to produce a series of funny lip-reading videos. Watch your favourite tennis players have their meetings dubbed by Josh using his impressive arsenal of tennis player impressions. You can watch Nadal and Federer talk about their takeaway order here, and Wawrinka and Tsonga discussing the their fashion choices here. Then in Josh's two most recent videos he lets us in on some of the top players' inner thoughts, which you can watch the first instalment of here and the second here.
With summer just around the corner, our wonderful clients Ruby Ablett and Jason Eddy are both in rehearsals for productions at two of the UK's premier theatres for children's shows.
Ruby is in rehearsals for a new production of Jacqueline Wilson's much loved children's book Double Act. There's double trouble when inseparable twins Ruby and Garnet are wrong-footed by their dad's spontaneous decision to buy a bookshop in the country. Loved by generations of children, this story and brilliant adaptation by Vicky Ireland is not to be missed.
Jason is taking to the skies in his rehearsals for Astley's Astounding Adventures at...
The brilliant Natasha Magigi has been cast in the Chichester Festival Theatre's upcoming production of The Country Wife by William Wycherley. Directed by Jonathan Munby, fresh from his West End run of Frozen, this classic play is a raucous comedy of sexual exploits which is still delighting audiences 300 years after it was first performed.
The production runs at the Minerva Theatre from 8 June to 7 July, more information and tickets are available here.
Actor Tim Dewberry is starring as Speed in the Vienna English Theatre's new production of The Odd Couple by Neil Simon. The classic comedy revolves around two dysfunctional flatmates who can't stand each other and their run-ins with not only each other, but the other tenants of the building. The show opens on Monday 28 May and runs until the beginning of July.
You can find out more about the production and book tickets online here.
Emily Maitlis Interviews Steve Bannon in UK Exclusive
On tonight's edition of Newsnight, award-winning broadcaster Emily Maitlis will be interviewing the former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. Expect discussions of Trump, Race and the UK-US Trade Deal from one of the Trump administration's most influential and controversial players.
You can watch the full interview on Newsnight at 10.30pm, 23 May on BBC2. It will then be available online here.
Actor and writer Laurence Howarth will be appearing in an upcoming episode of Sky Arts's acclaimed comedy drama series Urban Myths. The episode, The Sex Pistols vs Bill Grundy, is a dramatised re-imagining of the 48 hours around the punk band's infamous interview on ITV.
You can find out more about the episode and stream online if you are a Sky customer here. The episode will be broadcast on Sky Arts on 31 May at 9pm.
Laurence has also just finished filming on the new series of BBC Three's hit comedy Cuckoo along with our client Matt Green. While the series does not currently...
Nicki Chapman presenting RHS Chelsea Flower Show for BBC1
The presenter and broadcaster Nicki Chapman will be hosting a number of afternoon programmes looking at the medal-winning gardens from this year's Chelsea Flower Show, a true highlight of any botanist's Spring calendar.
You can watch the shows at 3.45pm every day between Monday 21 May and Friday 25 May on BBC1. They will then be available to watch on the BBC website here.
NELUFAR HEDAYAT's 'The Traffickers' comes to Netflix UK
The Traffickers, a hard hitting documentary series with journalist and broadcaster Nelufar Hedayat, is coming to the UK for the first time on Netflix.
The series, made for the Fusion Network by Lightbox, investigates the fine line between the legitimate market and the black market. Nelufar exposes extraordinary stores, seeing first-hand how illicit goods and people move from source to consumer. As she travels off-the-grid and under-the-radar she discovers that while everything has a price, these underground networks are not as black and white as they seem.
The Traffickers is available to watch on Netflix UK now.
Ruby Ablett in 'Why is The Sky Blue?' at Southwark Playhouse
Actor and musician Ruby Ablett is currently appearing in the Southwark Theatre's production of Why Is The Sky Blue? which has opened to rave reviews.
Theatre-makers Abbey Wright, Shireen Mula and Matt Regan interviewed 10,000 6-22 year olds on what they think love is and the effect of pornography on their lives. In the real words of young people, Why is the Sky Blue? is a blistering and funny new piece of verbatim theatre.
The production is running until 19 May at the Southwark Playhouse. Find out more information and book tickets here.
'They’re funny, they’re frank and the production as whole is very...
Social entrepreneur and technology guru Dr Sue Black is appearing on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs. Tune in to listen to Sue introduce her favourite songs of all time and share anecdotes from her incredible career. You can listen to the episode on Sunday 20 May on Radio 4 at 11.15am. It will then be available on the BBC Radio 4 website here.
Noel Gay Clients on BBC's 'Tracey Breaks the News'
Our clients Gemma Arrowsmith, Laurence Howarth, and Brona C Titley are all writing for and appearing in the new upcoming series of Tracey Breaks the News for BBC 1. The satirical sketch show, fronted by comedian and impressionist Tracey Ullman, is coming back after enjoying a hugely successful run in late 2017.
Series 2 of the show begins at 9.30pm, 1 June on BBC1 and is on at the same time every week. You can also find out more about the show and catch up here.
Author, presenter and journalist Jeremy Vine is currently appearing at various literary festivals across the UK discussing his latest book What I Learnt. Jeremy will be talking about the memoir, in which he explains what it’s like to host the most listened-to Radio programme in the UK, and hit a button and hear – totally unvarnished and unspun – the voices of so-called ordinary people. And why they are not so ordinary after all.
He is currently appearing at the following festivals:
Stratford-Upon-Avon Literary Festival - 26 April at 7.45pm - info and tickets here
Hexham Book Festival - 27 April at...
Danny Baker's Children's Book 'Lucie Goose' Nominated for Award!
We are very pleased to report that Danny Baker and Pippa Curnick's children's book Lucie Goose has been shortlisted for the Oscar's First Book Prize! The prize is an annual award for the best under-fives book of the year, awarded in memory of Oscar Ashton and in partnership with Amazon, the Evening Standard and the National Literacy Trust.
You can find out more about the prize here, and order a copy of Lucie Goose online here.
Presenter and journalist Anita Anand has been announced as the presenter for the BBC's historic Reith Lectures for the 2018 series. The Reith Lectures, which were first broadcast 70 years ago, are a staple of the BBC's annual programming and aim to advance public understanding and debate about significant issues of contemporary interest.
Scheduled to be recorded in June, this year's lectures will be delivered by historian Professor Margaret MacMillan, who will address the themes of war and humanity. You can find out more information about the series and listen to past lectures here.
Danny Baker in 'good time charlie's back!' live tour
Following the huge success of his previous live tour, Danny Baker returns with his brand new show ‘Good Time Charlie’s Back!’ which he is touring around the UK from the beginning of May 2018. You can view the full list of venues and book tickets here. You can also find Danny’s most recent book ‘Going On The Turn’ available on Amazon.
Emily Maitlis interviews James Comey in UK Exclusive
In a UK television exclusive, journalist and broadcaster Emily Maitlis will be interviewing James Comey on Newsnight. The former FBI director, who was a crucial figure in the lead-up to the US Presidential election in 2016, will be giving his first UK television interview to the BBC on Thursday 19 April with Maitlis. You can watch the interview on Newsnight at 10.30pm on BBC or catch up online here.
Following a successful tour in Autumn last year, the brilliant Sukh Ojla is back with a second tour of her play Pyar Actually. The show tells the story of Polly, whose comfortable life with a good job, bright children and a reliable husband is unsettled by the return of Bali, a jet-set businessman, to their hometown. So why is he back? Is it too late for second chances? And is love, actually, all you need?
Pyar Actually opens at Watford Palace Theatre on 5th May and then tours to Birmingham Repertory Theatre 8th - 12th May, and finally Theatre Royal Stratford East 15th -...
Actor and writer Tom Crowley is featuring as a new series regular in the hit US TV show The Royals on the E! Network. His first episode aired earlier this week. The show, which stars Elizabeth Hurley, follows the fictional trials and tribulations of the British Monarchy and has proved itself to be a prime-time smash on the other side of the Atlantic. This series also features a cameo from Bryony Twydle. You can find out more about the show here.
When Live News Goes Horribly Wrong featuring Harriet Rose on Channel 5
DJ and presenter Harriet Rose will be featured on the latest series of When Live News Goes Horribly Wrong, on Channel 5 Sunday 8th April at 9pm.
Live news can be informative, serious, but also very embarrassing! In this hilarious programme we will see Harriet, alongside a number of other presenters and famous faces, look back on some of television's most cringe-worthy moments during live news broadcasts.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy will also be taking part in the programme. You can find out more about the programme and watch clips here
Antiques Roadshow presented by Fiona Bruce and Krishnan Guru-Murthy’s The Grenfell Tower (Channel 4 News) are both nominated for the BAFTA Television Awards 2018
The nominations for the 2018 Virgin TV BAFTA Television Awards were announced today, and the ceremony will take place next month.
There are two nominations for Noel Gay; the Antiques Roadshow, presented by Fiona Bruce, is nominated for a Features Award and Krishnan Guru-Murthy is nominated for his coverage for 'The Grenfell Tower Fire' for Channel 4 News. Below are the categories we'll be looking out for when the winners are announced in the ceremony taking place at London's Royal Festival Hall.
THE GRENFELL TOWER FIRE (CHANNEL 4 NEWS) Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Jackie Long, Cathy Newman, Ben de Pear – ITN / Channel...
After 18 years working on the Today programme, veteran journalist Sarah Montague is leaving to present World At One. Sarah has loved her time on the Today programme, but is excited for the new challenge and experience the change is going to bring. Sarah started World At One on the 16th April.
Food Exposed with Nelufar Hedayat on the Fusion Network
Our multi awarding winning journalist and presenter Nelufar Hedayat is presenting her new series, Food Exposed, on the Fusion network. The programme is an eight part docu-series covering topics such as fish, dairy, water, GMOs, superfoods, palm oil, and pork, exploring the effects these industries have on both the planet and it's population.
This brave and groundbreaking series will see Nelufar travel the globe from the North Pole to China, the oceans of West Africa to the forests of Asia, and beyond to see what our human's increasing want for food and convenience is doing to the future of civilisation. You...
Our marine biologist and environmentalist Dr Helen Scales is presenting Virgin’s new Podcast Earth Unscrewed. The Podcast discusses the new and unexpected ways scientists are finding new hope for the future of our planet.
The first episode is available now, in which Helen alongside Seyi Rhodes examines the climate-friendly developments that are taking place that might just help save the future of our planet. You can find out more about the show and listen to the first episode here.
Festival of the Spoken Nerd bring new Domestic Science to Radio 4
The maths, science and comedy trio Festival Of The Spoken Nerd have are bringing their BBC Radio 4 programme back for a second series in February and March 2018.
Domestic Science will look around the landscape of the home for inspiration and give you a bite-size blast of science to make sense of it all.
Join stand-up mathematician Matt Parker, experiments maestro Steve Mould and geek songstress Helen Arney as they bring you a smash-and-grab science education. They’re all equal parts award-winning comedians and fully qualified science nerds, making them the perfect combination of wit and wisdom.
Recorded in front of a live audience, get...
Actress and comedian Sukh Ojla is currently starring in Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's new play Elephant at the Birmingham Rep Theatre.
Directed by the Royal Court's Associate Director, Lucy Morrison, Elephant is a scorching drama which examines the possibility of forgiveness in a family where relationships are built on lies and deception. This is the highly anticipated return of Bhatti's work to The REP following the award-winning Behzti (Dishonour).
Elephant runs from 15 February until 3 March 2018. You can find out more about the production and book tickets online here.
Ayesha will be joining the Good Morning Britain team bright and early every morning this week on ITV. With her exert political insight, Ayesha will be surveying the weeks news with her usual inimitable shrewdness and wit.
New series of Wanted Down Under Revisited with Nicki Chapman
Presenter and broadcaster Nicki Chapman is bringing a new series of Wanted Down Under Revisited to BBC1 this week. In the programme, Nicki will go back to see if the families who have previously appeared on the show have settled down and found their dream life in Australia. Wanted Down Under Revisited is being shown at 11am each day 6th to 8th February on BBC 1, and will then be available to watch online here.
Our very own Jeremy Vine will be presenting The One Show on Friday 9th February with Alex Jones from 7pm. They'll be joined by the stars of Marvel's new film Black Panther.
That's not all for Noel Gay clients as Dr Sue Black appeared on the show on Wednesday 7th February which you can catch up on here.
On 5th February, Anita Anand also appeared on the The One Show to talk about Sophia Duleep Singh, India's trailblazing suffragette Princess. You can watch the episode on iPlayer here.
Our fabulous client Ashley Tucker is appearing as Elaine in the upcoming concert performance of the Olivier Award-nominated musical Loserville at the Garrick Theatre. The performance, which runs for one night only, is being put on in memory of performer and pop star Chris Hardman (aka Lil' Chris) who was in the original West End production. The proceeds from the night will go to the Maytree Trust which supports people in the midst of suicidal crises, and Youth Music Theatre UK’s Bursary Fund for young performers from less well-off backgrounds to enable them to develop careers in the arts.
The concert is on 28 January...
The reviews are in! All's Well That Ends Well and Lady Windermere’s Fan
Noel Gay clients Natasha Magigi and Louise Mai Newberry have been receiving glowing reviews for their current West End and Globe appearances from across the press.
Natasha is starring as Lady Plymdale in Oscar Wilde's classic comedy Lady Windermere's Fan at the Vaudeville Theatre until the 7 April 2018. Praise for the production:
“This sparkling production…at first amused, then fascinated and finally gripped me” 4* London Theatre
“The cast look as if they are having a blast.” 4* The Times
“Recommended.” 4* Independent
“Often resonant production…that emphasises the playwright’s capacity for compassion” 4* The Stage
“A tonic against the January blues” Evening Standard
You can buy...
Winner of 2017/2018 Piccadilly Comedy Club New Act of the Year competition Cally Beaton appeared in Friday 26th January's episode of one of the BBC's most popular programmes, QI. Starring alongside Alan Davies, Stephen K Amos, Josh Widdicome and host Sandi Toksvig, Cally takes part in an 'Omnishambles'! They learnt how to throw the two-handed javelin, met the woman who never knew that she’d won an Olympic gold medal, and much more besides. This hilarious and thoroughly interesting installment of the series aired at 10pm on 26 January on BBC2. You can now watch it online here.
Maria Shehata, Annaliese Dayes, Sukh Ojla and Ian Smith in Greatest Celebrity Wind Ups Ever!
Four of our comedians and actors Maria Shehata , Annaliese Dayes, Sukh Ojla and Ian Smith are appearing in Channel 5's new series Greatest Celebrity Wind Ups Ever. Tune in to see your favourite celebrities having hilarious and outlandish pranks pulled on them, with them never suspecting a thing! Sukh's episode will be shown at 7pm on Saturday 20th January on Channel 5, Maria's on Saturday 27th January and Ian's on Saturday 3rd February. All episodes will be available to watch online here.
Annaliese Dayes to present Club Classics on Heart Radio
TV & Radio Presenter Annaliese Dayes has been announced as the new presenter of Club Classics on Heart Radio every Friday and Saturday night. Having presented the after-show previously, Annaliese is now taking centre stage in Heart's weekend programming, bringing you the very best floor fillers to kick off your night. You can listen to the show on Heart Radio, Fridays and Saturdays 7-10pm on radio or online here.
The new kids' gameshow Spy School produced by Ben Spiteri began on CITV on Saturday 7 Jan 2017. From the makers of Fort Boyard, the show features contestants in battles of wits and physical challenges as they try to become the next 007 Junior. You can find out more about the show and catch up on previous episodes here.
Cally Beaton on QI & wins Piccadilly Comedy New Act of the Year 2017
Congratulations to our brilliant Cally Beaton who came out on top at the Piccadilly Comedy Club New Act of the Year Final on 29th December 2017. After such a successful run of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2017 and making her debut on QI on Friday 26th January, it's sure to be an exciting year ahead!
Our very own Steve Mould appeared on More4 this week as one of the experts in the pilot of 'The Department of Complaints'.
Catch up on it now as “Consumer journalist Harry Wollop opens a one-stop shop staffed with experts helping shoppers with duff goods – from a glass table that shattered to a wedding dress that fell apart.” To find out more, click here.
Amy Lamé to host new BBC Radio 6 Music Sunday Show
It is with great pleasure we announce that Amy Lamé will be starting her very own BBC Radio 6 Music show this January. Amy will be taking over the 4pm-6pm slot on a Sunday from 7th January with a brand new show! On her first show she'll be joined by Sybil Bell, founder of Independent Venue Week.
Ayesha Hazarika will be presenting on LBC from 6pm-8pm on Saturday 2nd December as she lets you have your say on the big issues of the day and affecting London and the UK, with breaking news and opinion.
Ayesha will also be presenting on additional dates over the Christmas period on 23rd & 24th 12-3pm, 30th & 31st 12-3pm December. Don't miss them!
Comedian and musician Jake Yapp is bringing his new show The Hurting to Dave tonight! Watch as Jake takes you through the most hilarious and painful-to-watch clips from his archive of epic fails from online and beyond.
The Hurting, written and voiced by Jake, starts with a double-bill every weeknight until Christmas from 27th November at 7pm on Dave. More information can be found here.
Louise Mai Newberry shines in Lampedusa at The Citizen's Theatre, Glasgow
Louise Mai Newberry is enjoying a very successful and well received run of Lampedusa, a stark and moving tale of human kindness and triumph over adversity.
Hailed by the Herald Scotland as a "zeitgeist-capturing evocation of hope" Lampedusa will be on at The Citizen's Theatre, Glasgow until the 18th of November.
"Jack Nurse's production delivers an evening worth remembering"
- The Scotsman ****
"an intense experience"
- The Times ****
- Reviews Hub *****
"a nuanced performance and a powerful one"
- Wee Review ****
Tickets are available here.
Louise Mai will be appearing in All's Well That Ends Well at The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from January to March 2018. Tickets and info...
The upcoming series of The Now Show hosted by Steve Punt features a whole host of Noel Gay clients.
The 51st series features, musician and comedian Jake Yapp, writer and comedian Gemma Arrowsmith, scientific songstress Helen Arney (Festival Of The Spoken Nerd) and political commentator Ayesha Hazarika.
You can find more information and listen to previous episodes here.
"Paddington 2" Out Friday 10th November Featuring Dan Antopolski
The brilliantly funny Dan Antopolski features in Paddington 2, released nationwide on Friday 10th November.
With his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday approaching, Paddington (Ben Whishaw) wants to buy her something special. He settles on a unique pop-up book of London, but it’s too expensive for a bear’s meager means. Before Paddington can save enough to buy it, the book is stolen by local actor Phoenix Buchanan (Hugh Grant), who has a much darker reason for wanting it.
Watch the trailer here and get down to a cinema near you and see what the lovable bear gets up to this time!
Following the success of his previous live tour, Danny Baker has announced a brand new show 'Good Time Charlie's Back!' which he will be touring around the UK in Spring 2018. You can view the full list of venues and book tickets here. You can also find Danny's most recent book 'Going On The Turn' available on Amazon.
Tracey Breaks the News with Gemma Arrowsmith, Laurence Howarth and Brona C Titley
Tracey Ullman's hilarious topical sketch show Tracey Breaks the News returns to BBC One this Friday, 27th October, with sketches, performances and contributions from Gemma Arrowsmith, Laurence Howarth and Brona C Titley.
The trailer for the new series can be seen here, and the first episode will be available here immediately after broadcast.
Huge congratulations to Nelufar Hedayat for taking home not one, but two Asian Media Awards! Nelufar won The MMU and Routes into Languages Journalist of the Year award and also picked up the Best Investigation award for her eight part series ‘The Traffickers', produced by Lightbox for Fusion. This is the first time one person has won two awards in one year - we are thrilled Nelufar has been rewarded for all her incredible work.
Ayesha Hazarika on CNN Talk Every Monday and Friday
CNN Talk which features political commentary from Ayesha Hazarika is now on twice a week on CNN International. You can catch the segment on Mondays and Fridays at 12pm on the CNN International news channel.
Katie Derham is appearing as part of the V&A's #OperaPassion Day on 19 October 2017. There will be an exciting programme of events throughout the day, all streamed online and available to watch on the V&A website and Facebook page. You can find more information about the day here.
Liam Jefford stars in The Mousetrap in the West End
Our very own Liam Jefford makes his West End debut tonight (9th October) in The Mousetrap as Christopher Wren at St Martin's Theatre in the West End for the first night with the new cast. Make sure you don your detective hat and grab a ticket for this West End classic, Liam stars until April.
Two of our clients will be appearing on Pointless Celebrities this weekend. Watch Katie Derham and Richard Stilgoe battle it out in this classic BBC game show on BBC One at 17.45 on Saturday October 7th. You can also watch it online here.
Comedian and performer Maria Shehata is currently appearing in two original online videos for Comic Relief. The comedy shorts are available to watch online and, across all platforms, have had over 40 million views! How To Date Long Distance and Anti-Social - A Modern Dating Horror Story are both available to watch on YouTube.
A number of our clients have recently appeared in television and online adverts across a number of services.
Bryony Twydle is appearing in the new EE iPhone X advert alongside Kevin Bacon.
Gemma Arrowsmith appeared earlier this year in the 'Sheep Whisperer' advert for insurance comparison website Confused.Com alongside James Corden. You can watch the advert online here.
Cicely Giddings appeared in the 'Love Stories' campaign for Savills estate agents. You can watch it online here.
Tom Crowley featured in an online campaign for the popular Italian beer, Birra Moretti.
Festival of the Spoken Nerd on Tour and Book Release
Scientific rabble-rousers Festival of the Spoken Nerd are currently touring the UK with their "Gleefully geeky... impossible to resist" (Edinburgh Reporter) show You Can't Polish A Nerd. You can find all the details and book tickets here.
The very first FOTSN book 'The Element in the Room' (written by 2/3 of the Nerds, Helen Arney and Steve Mould) is being released on 5 October. The book will take you on a rib-tickling, experiment-fuelled adventure to explain everyday science that is staring you in the face. If you are sci-curious, pi-curious or just the-end-is-nigh-curious then this is the book for you. You can...
Danny Baker releases new books 'Going on the Turn' and 'Lucie Goose'
Danny Baker has two new book releases, both on 5 October. 'Going On The Turn' is the latest instalment of Danny's memoirs, following the bestselling 'Going To Sea In A Sieve' and 'Going Off Alarming'. In his newest offering, Danny recalls his time working for the long-running TV programme TFI Friday, his dispatch from the BBC, and his battle with cancer. The book is available to pre-order from Amazon now, and will be available to buy on 5 October.
Danny is also releasing his first children's book 'Lucie Goose' with illustrations by Pippa Curnick. In this brand new adventure, Lucie...
Tim Dewberry in Desire Under The Elms at Sheffield Crucible
Our client Tim Dewberry is appearing in Eugene O'Neill's haunting tragedy Desire Under The Elms at the Sheffield Crucible, directed by Sam Yates.
When a widower brings home his new young bride it sparks conflict with his youngest son over the ownership of the family farm. But the battle lines soon become blurred when the son embarks on a passionate affair with his father’s wife.
You can find more information on the production and book tickets here.
Dr Sue Black on Late Night Woman's Hour: Women In Tech
Dr Sue Black features as a guest panellist in this special edition of Woman's Hour recorded live at the British Science Festival in Brighton. In this edition of the programme the panel will be looking at and discussing Women in Technology, one of Sue Black's specialist fields, to mark Ada Lovelace day. You can listen to the show at 11pm on Friday 29 September on Radio 4 or online here.
Our client Laurence Howarth will be appearing in tonight's episodes of W1A on BBC2 as Adam Brady on 9th October at 10pm. You can watch previous episodes of W1A, including episode 3 in which Laurence also starred, here. He also featured in the opening episode of C4's new sitcom Back which you can watch online here.
Our Gemma Arrowsmith is in the new series of Ben Elton’s Shakespearean sitcom Upstart Crow. Episode two sees Gemma playing an exciting role where all is not as it seems. You can catch here episode on BBC iPlayer here. Gemma is a writer and performer who has appeared in Tracey Ullman’s Show, Merlin, Hustle and Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps to name a few.
Katie Derham to present first live broadcast from Shakespeare's Globe
On Thursday 21 September broadcaster Katie Derham will be presenting the first ever live broadcast from Shakespeare's Globe to cinemas across England and Ireland. The broadcast will be of the Globe's production of King Lear. More details can be found here.
YolanDa Brown to Present BBC Last Night of the Proms From Around the UK
World-renowned saxophonist and presenter YolanDa Brown will be presenting The Last Night of the Proms From Around The UK on Sunday 17 September.
The traditional Last Night, Proms in the Park celebrations from venues around the UK. Gethin Jones and YolanDa Brown present a stellar mix of classical and contemporary performances, including internationally acclaimed percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and legend of the flute Sir James Galway in Castle Coole, Enniskillen; rising star saxophonist Jess Gillam and soul diva Mica Paris from Swansea's Singleton Park; big band aficionado Clare Teal and Jason Manford in Glasgow Green; while opera superstar Sir Bryn Terfel...
Sukh Olja stars in new feature film 'Victoria & Abdul' out 15th September
The wonderful Sukh Olja plays Mrs Karim, the wife of Abdul Karim, in the new feature film Victoria & Abdul starring Dame Judi Dench and Ali Fazal in the title roles. Victoria & Abdul hits cinemas across the country on Friday 15th September.
It's the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely...
The hugely successful musical, Starlight Express, with lyrics by Sir Richard Stilgoe, will return next week for three concert-style workshop performances at The Other Palace. Members of the original creative team, including Sir Richard and Andrew Lloyd Webber, will revisit the classic show with a new cast, reacting to audience feedback each day before the evening performances to create an exciting new production.
Starlight Express ran for over 7000 performances on the West End from its opening in 1984, and continues to amaze audiences around the world to this day. Tickets for this unique experience have already sold out!
Noel Gay Clients in Plays and Musicals across the UK
A whole host of Noel Gay clients are appearing in shows across the country during the rest of 2017.
Thomas Gilbey is in rehearsals for Godiva Rocks at the Belgrade Theatre Coventry, after hugely successful run of Kiki’s Delivery Service at Southwark Playhouse, which was described by WhatsOnStage as 'an absolute delight'.
Daniel Naddafy is performing in The Ugly Duckling at York Theatre Royal with tutti frutti, an imaginative theatre company aimed at young children, which will be followed by a UK tour.
Ruby Ablett is in rehearsals for the darkly comic classic, The Threepenny Opera at Bolton Octagon. She then goes straight into A Christmas Carol...
Comedy writer and performer Laurence Howarth appeared in the first episode of Back which aired this week, a new sitcom by Peep Show creators David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Laurence previously worked with the duo when he wrote for their multi-award winning radio show. The first episode saw an unusual and unexpected visitor at the funeral of a legendary pub landlord, much to the annoyance of his son, who is preparing to take over the family business. Back aired on Channel 4 at 22.00 on the 6th September, you can catch up here.
'Lobby Land' on BBC Radio 4 co-written and produced by Jon Harvey
Lobby Land, BBC Radio 4's sharp satirical sitcom, airs Tuesday 5th September at 11pm. Co-written and produced by our very own Jon Harvey, Lobby Land follows Sam Peakes, a young political editor who's struggling to stay afloat in parliament.
Jeremy Vine's latest book, entitled 'What I learnt - What my listeners say and why we should take notice', is now available here. In this brand new memoir, host of the most listened-to Radio programme in the UK explains what it's like to hit a button and hear - totally unvarnished and unspun - the voices of so-called ordinary people. And why they are not so ordinary after all.
Packed with vivid anecdotes and laugh-aloud moments from the many years he’s clocked up on Radio 2, Eggheads and, more recently, as a much-loved participant on Strictly Come Dancing, Jeremy proffers the...
Geoff Lloyd sits in for Danny Baker on BBC Radio 5 Live
This Saturday, 1st September, Geoff Lloyd sits in for Danny on The Danny Baker Show from 9am on BBC Radio 5 Live. Geoff brings you interviews with Jeremy Vine, as he talks about his upcoming memoir, Comic Alex Horne discusses "Taskmaster" and New Scientist's Graham Lawton explains how somebody, somewhere, has exactly the same face as you. Listen again here if you miss out.
Geoff Lloyd and Annabel Port storm the charts with new podcast 'Adrift'
Geoff and Annabel's wonderful new podcast Adrift has been met with an incredible response since launching. It currently sits at the top of the iTunes Comedy Podcast Charts and is in the top 5 for all podcasts on iTunes. It's a comic tragedy for anyone flailing in the sea of their own inadequacy. Sony Radio Award winners Geoff Lloyd and Annabel Port steer a life-raft through the choppy waters of being a functional human. You can download their first episode now!
Stig Abell and Andrea Catherwood present BBC Radio 4 'Front Row'
Stig Abell presents BBC Radio 4's Front Row on 21st, 22nd and 25th August, while Andrea Catherwood presented 23rd August. Stig and Andrea bring you news, reviews and interviews from the worlds of art, literature, film and music. Front Row airs at 19:15 on weekdays on BBC Radio 4 - catch up with all past episodes here.
Our very own Jake Yapp has had his brilliant series "Jake Yapp Saves Humanity in 28 Minutes" commissioned for 2018 following the success of the pilot earlier this year. The BBC has announced their new line-up of comedy titles that will air in 2018/19 on BBC Radio 4. Throughout the series, Jake will attempt to save humanity from its ills through the power of stand-up and sketch comedy, more info to come.
Thomas Gilbey is currently starring in Kiki's Delivery Service, which is running until 3rd September at the Southwark Playhouse. The show follows the story of a young witch, Kiki, and her feline companion, Jiji, played by Thomas, as she leaves home in search of a place to use her extraordinary powers for good.
After its critically acclaimed and sell-out run, the show returns for just 4 weeks over the summer. Tickets are available here.
Following this run, Thomas will perform in new musical Godiva Rocks, a celebration of Coventry's rich musical history, and featuring music from the likes of The Specials and Hazel...
Nikki Bedi presents BBC 2's Front Row with Stig Abell interviewing Philip Pullman
Nikki Bedi is presenting BBC Two's Front Row on Saturday 21st. Stig Abell will be also on the show carrying out an interview with Philip Pullman discussing his highly anticipated new book. As usual the show will chart the changing landscape of the arts, bringing viewers a rich mix of interviews, news, features and performances, as well as arts and culture reviews. Nikki continues to present BBC World Service's The Arts Hour, along with her weekly Sunday Show on BBC Radio London, and is involved in many other exciting projects in the arts. Stig is the editor of the TLS and a...
Festival of the Spoken Nerd in the West End and on Tour
Stand-up mathematician Matt Parker, experiments maestro Steve Mould and geek songstress Helen Arney are going on tour this Autumn with their new show You Can't Polish A Nerd. Following on from their previous tour to 15,000 people, appearances on QI and their own Radio 4 comedy show, the Spoken Nerd team are back with live experiments, spectacular songs and mind-bending maths. Tickets are available here.
Geoff Lloyd will stand in for Danny Baker on his eponymous show on BBC Radio 5 Live on the 19th and 26th August, and the 2nd of September. You can listen live every Saturday or catch up on the podcast here.
Stand-up Cally Beaton recently appeared in the BBC Radio 4 comedy show The Museum of Curiosity, presented by John Lloyd. Their topics ranged from the population of the Netherlands, Richard III's feet bones and a giant tea cosy for the museum. You can catch up with the episode here.