Ruth Madoc - The funeral of 'Hi-De-Hi and You Rang M'Lord?' actor, Paul Shane, takes place in Rotherham Minster. Shane who was best known for his mad-cap character Ted Bovis in the 80's sitcom 'Hi-De-Hi', passed way after a short period of ill health, aged 72. - Rotherham, United Kingdom - Friday 31st May 2013
Jennifer Ellison, Bruno Langley, Calendar Girls, Danielle Lineker, Lynda Bellingham and Ruth Madoc - Jennifer Ellison with husband & child and Bernie Nolan & Lisa Riley Dublin, Ireland - The Calendar Girls stage show with Ruth Madoc, Gwen Taylor, Diana Moran, Danielle Lineker, Lisa Riley, Bernie Nolan, Jennifer Ellison, Trudie Goodwin, Lynda Bellingham, and Bruno Langley launch their show at the Grand Canal Theatre Monday 7th February 2011
Beware the quirky Brit-com -- especially the kind that take place in a quiet little village. They can and will turn on a dime from oddly humorous to tediously sentimental.
"Very Annie-Mary" is such a prime example of this phenomenon that it even makes blatant reference to similar movies on several occasions. What's with the 10-year-old kids acting out rather inappropriate scenes from "The Full Monty" in their front garden?
Those kids are only seen in passing in this film, but the title character isn't any more original. She's a slightly feeble-witted, child-like adult and wannabe singer whose dreams are always quashed by the terribly domineering single parent with whom she still lives. If this sounds familiar, you've probably seen "Little Voice," this genre's high water mark. If it doesn't sound familiar, rent "Little Voice" and save yourself the trouble of sitting through this inferior imitator.
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The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.