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And we even stuck to our deadline!

Good Boy, Sparky! is online again, and we hope you will like the new look!


As you know, the main reason for the move was to simplify the maintenance of the website for yours truly. Good Boy, Sparky! is now wordpress-based, which makes it a little less colourful, but updating waaaaay easier and faster for me (I can even update it from my smartphone!), and it comes with additional features for you. There’s a handy search box and drop-down menues (which you don’t have to use, the good old text-based links are still there).

The filmography is now up-to-date as well, with all the latest projects listed, as are the galleries.

The individual pages have changed, though, but with the new layout, it shouldn’t be difficult for you to find what you’re looking for, as the 404 page of doom will provide you with the menu. It will take a while for Google bots et all to index the new pages, but never mind.

Though we have checked the whole site three times over, it’s possible that you might encounter errors. In that case, we’d be really grateful for a heads-up.

Sooo… all that’s left for us to do now is wishing you “happy surfing!” and thanks for your patience. Now all we need is Jack Davenport to give us something to update!




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Well, not for all his fans, but for the regulars of “Good Boy, Sparky!”

I’m very happy to share the news with you that a way has been found to save the website!

Not exactly in its current form, but with all information and pictures intact plus – and here comes the Christmas bonus – it will be updated again!

For that reason, the website will be unavailable for some time during the next weeks, you might be re-directed elsewhere or encounter the 404 of doom. No worries, please, nothing will be lost, and regular service should resume by mid-January. Thanks to the smart person who came up with a simple solution for the problem. Consider yourself firmly hugged.

And now I’m off on holidays. I wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a Bless Yule!


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“Good Boy, Sparky!” went online on 24th April, 2008, and it will go offline on 1st January, 2015.  This will give you plenty of time to download anything you like. The reasons are due to my life becoming busier and more complicated, some health issues I don’t want to get into and as a consequence, fewer hours being at my free disposal. I had to set priorities, and unfortunately, it became obvious during the last months that it’s not possible for me to update the website in a reliable manner (which is the way I feel such a website should be updated). The website can’t be handed over to a new management without sharing my financial and personal information, hence I won’t do it.

In a nutshell:

  • http://www.goodboysparky.net will go the way of the dodo. The url will stay to annoy the spammers and redirect to this blog here.
  • This blog will stay, it would leave too many dead links all over the place if I deleted it. The email address will continue to work.
  • Twitter will be deleted, tumblr will stay.

So it’s “Good Bye, Sparky!” now, and thanks so much to all of you who commented, contributed, fanned and squeed through the years. Keep on the latter two, and don’t forget who Sparky really was. Woof.


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According to IMDB, it is rumored that Jack Davenport is going to be in the next Pirates of the Caribbean installment, Dead Men Tell No Tales. Check it out for yourself here.

Also, according to Mr. Davenport’s CV posted on his agent’s site HERE, he’s going to be playing a character named Lancelot in the upcoming movie The Secret Service. This seems to be less of a rumor than the POTC news, but until it’s officially announced, we’ll still call it a rumor.

We’ll keep you posted as this news is confirmed (or not!).

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27 screencaps of Jack Davenport as Otto Powell in the latest episode of drama series “Breathless” can be found here:



“Trust me, I’m The Doctor!”


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27 screencaps of Jack Davenport as Otto Powell in last Thursday’s episode of drama series “Breathless” can be found here:



“Knock knock knock Penny!”
“Knock knock knock Penny!”
“Knock knock knock Penny!”



“And that’s what I missed the finale of the Great British Bake-Off for…?!”


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All of you in the UK, be sure to tune in to Breathless tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 10, at 9 pm on ITV. Those of you in the US will have to wait til 2014, when it will air on PBS Masterpiece. 😦 For the rest of you in the world, hopefully your network reps attended MIPCOM this week in Cannes and purchased the show.

Here are some photos of Jack from that MIPCOM event earlier this week. Enjoy!

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