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For those moments when “Smash” is not on the tube… (means: until season two, because NBC picked up the show. Woohoo woofwoof!)

MIX Morning Show with Jay & Storm

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You know what I really dislike about Jack Davenport’s relocation to the USA? It takes twenty times more work to get information. And when something finally lands on my desk, it’s outdated. So this news from L.A. Theatre Works is not really “news”, as “Henceforward” by Sir Alan Ayckbourn, the radio play in question, was already aired on 1st of January. But at least you got the chance to get it streamed on demand, so it’s not non-news.

A reclusive composer hopes to reunite with his estranged wife and daughter, hoping their reconciliation will allow him to create his greatest musical masterpiece. But his own erratic impulses hinder his journey to creative freedom.

Starring Jared Harris as Jerome, and Anne Heche as Nan in Act One and Corinna. With Moira Quirk, Paula Jane Newman, Darren Richardson, and Jack Davenport.

Directed by Martin Jarvis

Listen to it here:

HENCEFORWARD  (Part I)

HENCEFORWARD (Part II)

Regarding the website: new screencaps and interviews will follow soon. You may not see it at the moment, but Frank and the pixels are slaving away behind the scenes. Thanks for your patience!

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We’ll get to Jack Davenport’s whereabouts in a minute, but let me introduce a friend of mine first:

Frank the Poodle!

As you can tell, Frank’s a bad role model. Frank doesn’t care, though. Nor do I. So please, no emails about the dangers of smoking again, cheers. He’s not particularly interested in Jack Davenport (ok, let’s be honest, he had no idea who Jack Davenport is), supports the worst football team on this planet and there’s not one TV show we both like. But still, Frank’s a great mate and offered to jump in to help me out with “Good Boy, Sparky!”, and here’s why:

The recent lack of updates was partially due to Jack Davenport working on whatever he’s working that I don’t know of (and therefore can’t tell you anything about – does that make any sense?) and partially because I’ve been and still am a bit under the weather. Unfortunately, that won’t change any time soon, but I didn’t want to give up the website. I’m very happy that Frank offered to maintain the website for me; he’ll start updating the galleries next week. I’ll still be around though, no worries.

Cheers, Frank! Woof!

And now for the all-important question:

“WHAT’S JACK DAVENPORT BEEN UP TO, LATELY?”

Well, there was the becoming-a-parent-bit. Kids keep one busy. And awake. And you have no idea how much cleaning-work is involved after feeding children pea soup or puréed spinach. So it’s  not unreasonable to assume he’s spent more time with the family.

There is no information about the movie project in France that Jack mentioned a while ago. Internet rumours claim that he’s actually been hidden away on the set of “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” instead and will have a cameo as a zombie-Norrington (Zombington?)  in the movie. I won’t deny that miracles can happen – after all, Damian O’Hare as Lt. Gillette will return as well (huzzah!) – but so far, there’s not one person, picture or source out there to confirm that anything about that rumour is true.

DEATH KNIGHT LOVE STORY is still in the works.

According to some users of Spotify, Jack Davenport is doing a voice-over for Alfa Romeo. That’s very nice, but I’ll stick to public transport.

If you’d like to enjoy Jack’s voice without added that special car-salesman-touch, I recommend you’ll listen to his latest audio book:

SUM: Tales from the Afterlife
by David Eagleman
(various episodes)

Or, if you prefer radio: BBC4 will repeat

THE YEAR OF SPAGHETTI
by Haruki Murakami
read by Jack Davenport

tomorrow, 0.30am.

As for new releases:

FLASH FORWARD is now available on DVD!

And if you live in the UK, here’s some excellent news for you:

SWINGTOWN IS COMING TO ITV1!

Starting on 7th September, 10.35pm, ITV1 will show all episodes of the series. Better late than never, eh?

What else… oh, yes. Jack Davenport and Michelle Gomez were guests at the wedding of Anna Paquin (whom I like a lot) and Steven Moyer (he worked with Jack in “Ultraviolet”). As far as I know, nobody was bitten. All the best to the newlyweds!

And last but not least – and not completely unrelated to weddings! – I have news from Ziko, the HeroRat sponsored by “Good Boy, Sparky!”:

“First, Mrs. Ziko and I are happy to announce the safe arrival of three new babies!  Can you imagine?! Triplets! (Truth be told, that’s pretty normal for us Giant African Pouched Rats, but its totally new to me!) The three of them are healthy and active little buggers always squirming around and begging for more milk!  Of course, we have already picked out their future professions: HeroRATs!”

Mrs. Ziko is a very busy new mum!

Three little HeroRattlings!

If you’d like to support the important work of HeroRats and/or learn more about the way they help clearing landmines and detecting contaminated water, please click on the “HeroRats” button in the navigation bar. Cheers!

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Jack Davenport is announced as ‘the voice’ of South Essex College

Now that’s what I call a good idea. South Essex College’s very own Pied Piper – I predict record-breaking enrolment numbers!

“(…) Jack Davenport, the star of smash hit US TV series FlashForward and the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy has been cast in a new role, as the voice of South Essex College of Further & Higher Education for its first ever radio campaign. (…)”

“(…) On choosing his voice, Marco Scarola, Head of Marketing and Communications at the College, said: “Jack’s voice perfectly encapsulates the image of South Essex College of Further & Higher Education, having both a reassuring quality and sense of professionalism. It’s no wonder that he is in such demand for voiceover work with major products and is many people’s first choice for narrating documentaries.” (…)”

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With Flash Forward being on hiatus, Jack Davenport might be out of sight – but he’s certainly not out of earshot. He’ll read a short story by Joanne Harris on BBC Radio 7:

LAST TRAIN TO DOG TOWN

An author is stranded with the characters of his unfinished Western story.

There are two broadcasting dates:

Tue 15 Dec 2009, 2.15pm
Wed 16 Dec 2009, 4.15am

You can also listen to the drama for a week after on BBC iPlayer.

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If a trailer is considered too rude to be up on a decent site, you can bet your arse backside it will be up on mine.

Nick Frost, I herewith forgive you the sock-incident.
We’re on the same sheet here.
Or boat.
Whatever.

And just to get into the mood for “The Boat That Rocked”:

Pirate BBC Essex 729, 765 & 1530MW – the ship is coming in!

“Back by popular demand, the award-winning Pirate BBC Essex returns to the airwaves this Easter (10-13 April) for a four-day broadcast.”

“The vessel’s bridge will be converted into a radio studio from where Pirate BBC Essex will broadcast on 729, 765 and 1530 MW and on bbc.co.uk/essex from 7am on Good Friday (10 April).”

“Thousands of sixties pirate radio fans will be able to get within a few feet of the fun and action.”

“The vessel that hosts the four-day broadcast is a star in its own right as it is featured in the new film The Boat That Rocked, written and directed by Richard Curtis and starring Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans and Kenneth Branagh.”

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It’s radio time again!

Wednesday, 4 February 2009
BBC4, 3:30 PM

Three Stories by Haruki Murakami
Series of three short stories by the Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami.
2/3: The Year of Spaghetti. A man reminisces about his gastronomic obsession.

Read by Jack Davenport.

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