THE Inbetweeners will go down as one of the funniest comedies the UK has ever produced. But it has been revealed some not so laugh-out-loud moments could have dramatically changed the fortunes of the show — including two of its stars nearly being killed during filming. James Buckley, who played sex-pest boaster Jay Cartwright, was inches away from setting off a flare in his own face during the infamous Field Trip episode. The scary near-miss happened after he struggled to understand the producers’ instructions for using a flare gun while he was stranded on a boat with co-stars Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas and Simon Bird. Blake revealed: “He genuinely could have died. “He looked down the barrel of it before it goes off and we were told don’t ever do that because if it goes off, it has the force of a grenade. “So when James does that and half a second later it comes out, that’s how close we were to recasting.” Jay’s on-screen dad Terry, … [Read more...] about James Buckley nearly died on set of infamous Field Trip episode of The Inbetweeners after almost setting a flare off in his face
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PUBLISHED: 17:34 14 August 2015 | UPDATED: 17:34 14 August 2015 John Elworthy and Nick Gill A man from Royston has admitted falling asleep at the wheel before his coach crashed into a ditch. Picture: Matthew Usher. © Archant Norfolk 2014 A Royston man has admitted a charge of dangerous driving after his coach carrying 42 Cambridgeshire schoolchildren crashed into a ditch when he fell asleep at the wheel, a court heard today. Ross Ogilvie had been taking children from William Westley Primary School in Whittlesford on a school trip when he crashed the coach on the A10 near Hilgay in Norfolk. The 23-year-old, working for Barley-based Richmond’s Coaches, admitted to Norwich Crown Court that he had fallen asleep at the wheel as the coach headed to the Norfolk seaside town of Hunstanton on July 22 last year.His case was adjourned for sentence on September 11 and Judge Katharine Moore warned him: “It is a serious matter.”The crash closed … [Read more...] about Royston man admits falling asleep at wheel of coach carrying 42 Cambridgeshire schoolchildren which crashed into ditch off A10
With just 71 sleeps to go until Christmas, it’s time to set your alarm and get ready for the nation’s dreamiest panto as Sleeping Beauty heads to Coventry this Christmas. Ahead of the show’s opening on Wednesday 21 November, the Belgrade Theatre is already getting set for Christmas, with full casting now confirmed for the show. Returning for his 24th Belgrade Theatre pantomime will be writer and director Iain Lauchlan. With a career spanning over 40 years in the entertainment industry, Iain is best known as the writer of the BAFTA-winning series The Tweenies, but has also worked on a range of other popular television shows, including Playschool, Fingermouse, Playdays, Storytime and Fun Song Factory. This year, Lauchlan will be taking on the role of Nanny McWheeze, joined by fellow Belgrade favourite and regular partner in crime Craig Hollingsworth as Muddles the Jester. Together, the much-loved comedy double-act will be working to assist Prince Valiant on his quest to … [Read more...] about This is who is set to star in Sleeping Beauty at the Belgrade
From a classic fairytale to a music legend, there's much to enjoy... 1 THEATRE Sleeping Beauty: A New Musical, Grove Theatre, Dunstable, August 24 and 25 This classic fairy tale is being brought to life with original music and a host of magical characters. The King and Queen are throwing a party to celebrate the birth of their beautiful daughter, Princess Aurora. Everyone is invited – everyone apart from Narcissus, a cruel and wicked fairy. When Narcissus discovers she hasn’t been invited to the birthday celebrations she gatecrashes... and curses the baby Princess. It is left up to the good fairies, Bluebell, Primrose and Tulip, to try to save the day. Narcissus’ dark magic is so powerful that the good Fairies can’t stop it but they can alter it; rather than die by pricking her fingers on a spinning wheel Aurora will fall into a deep sleep and can only be saved by a true love’s kiss. Some 16 years later, as Aurora is getting ready for her birthday party, … [Read more...] about Five of the best things to do in and around Luton and Dunstable in the rest of August
REGINALD D Hunter’s Songs of the Border is hitting our screens this evening, but who is he and what’s it all about? Here’s everything you need to know about the musical documentary. What time is Reginald D Hunter’s Songs of the Border on BBC Two? Reginald D Hunter will be taking us with him on a 2,000-mile road trip along the border between the US and Mexico, exploring how music has gone beyond the “Iron Curtain”. It starts tonight at 9pm on BBC Two. The show goes up against Gino's Win Your Wish List and The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey. Who is Reginald D Hunter? Reginald D Hunter is an American stand-up comedian. He was born in Albany, Georgia in 1969 and was the youngest of 9 children. The stand-up comic came to the UK aged 27 to study at theatre RADA, but soon discovered his love for comedy – he became a professional comedian after delivering his first set as a dare. He has made many appearances on The Unbelievable Truth on BBC … [Read more...] about What time is Songs of the Border on BBC Two tonight, who is Reginald D Hunter and what’s the show about?