Archive for November, 2009

Around the World in Eighty Days

26th November 2009

The BBC series Around the World in Eighty Days featured 6 pairs of British celebrities including John Barrowman (Captain Jack in Dr. Who and Torchwood) doing a relay trip around the world, by any form of transport other than flying.  This challenge was in aid of the annual Children in Need charity.

So, we were sitting watching the final segment with two celebrities taking a cargo ship across the Atlantic back to England.  And lo and behold, which theme gets played during the ocean voyage… yes, you guessed it, the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea theme.

If you would like to donate to the Children in Need charity, please visit the BBC web site link below.

BBC Children in Need

Africa-Europe Jet Pack Flight Fails

25th November 2009

Update on Yves Rossy’s attempt to fly by jet pack from Africa to Europe – unfortunately, he had to ditch before reaching Europe.  Fortunately, he is not hurt, and we’re sure he will try again sometime.

BBC News Site Article

Jet Pack Flight Between Two Continents

24th November 2009

Adventurer Yves Rossy is planning to attempt to fly from Africa to Europe tomorrow (25th November) by Jet Pack.

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Ronald Neame Autobiography

16th November 2009

Ronald Neame’s autobiography “Straight from the Horses Mouth” features a chapter (14 pages) on the making of The Poseidon Adventure. The chapter includes comments from Bill Creber and several of the stars of the movie.
Ronald Neame - An Autobiography

T J Hooker Reunion?

15th November 2009

Heather Locklear was on Wednesdays Conan O’Brien Tonight Show (11th November) and was asked about talk of a T J Hooker reunion show. A photo was shown of James Darren, Heather Locklear and William Shatner. She hasn’t however been approached about the reunion.

Speechless by Bill Mumy

14th November 2009

17th November 2009 sees the release of Bill Mumy’s new instrumental album Speechless.  Click on the link below for more details at the Amazon web site:

Michael Caine’s New Movie Harry Brown

2nd November 2009

Michael Caine (Swarm, Beyond Poseidon Adventure) interview on new movie Harry Brown has been broadcast throughout today on Sky News.  Harry Brown opens in British cinemas on Friday 13th November 2009.