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is over, and our mailbox was flooded with mails from all over the planet, giving the correct answer:

In the “Pirates of the Caribbean” trilogy, Jack Davenport played James Norrington.

The winner was drawn this morning, and it is

~~°~~ JEMMA ~~°~~


The DVDs of “That Deadwood Feeling” and “A Christmas Story” as well as a lovely scented candle from L’Occitane and delicious chocolate are on their way to Canada.

Thanks a lot to everybody who participated in the contest, and also thanks for the many lovely comments about Jack and Flash Forward!

Many asked if Jack would be in the next “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie. Unfortunately, I don’t know more than you, folks. Sorry!

Jack Davenport’s presence would be about the only thing which might tempt me into buying a ticket for “PotC: On Stranger Tides”. And only if James Norrington was alive, shaved, washed, wearing the uniform of the Royal Navy and in the movie for more than two minutes. Nyah!


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Don’t know how to survive the “Flash Forward” hiatus?
Already counting the days to the return of Jack Davenport?

Then you should enter our


Sparky’s been a friendly dog – he’ll keep his favourite squeaky toy, but found some goodies which will add some extra fun to some lucky winner’s festive season:

1 x DVD “That Deadwood Feeling”
Jack Davenport, Dexter Fletcher, Demetri Goritsas, David Soul and others in a blackly comic film noir, a tale of three guys who dream of making a movie, of becoming players in the game of life. What could be simpler?

1 x DVD “A Christmas Story”
Peace, harmony, comfort and joy? Maybe next year. Ralphie Parker desperately wants a Red Rider BB gun for Christmas, but his mother refuses, fearing he’ll shoot his eye out. But neither his mother, Santa Claus nor the neighbourhood bullies can destroy Ralphie’s dream… hilarious Christmas comedy, set in the 1950s and one of my favourites.

1 x L’Occitane en Provence: Bougie parfumée “Fleur d’Oranger”
Orange blossom scented candle from L’Occitane. Sparky has one in the doghouse, too! L’Occitane is a French company, known for cosmetics of best quality. They support local production and don’t test their products on animals. Woof!

And because Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without sweets, you’ll also get some chocolate!

And what do you have to do to win this smashing Yuletide package?

Just send an email to

sparky  at  goodboysparky. net

and answer the following question:

“What’s the name of Jack Davenport’s character in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ trilogy?”

That’s all. Even a wiener dog could answer that!

Deadline: 15 December, 2009, midnight GMT.

Please read the following rules before you send off your mail.


1. By participating in this contest, you confirm that you have read, understood and accepted the rules.

2. You have to be at least 18 years old to participate.

3. Please be fair: only send in one mail per person.

4. No cash pay-out of your prize.

5. No correspondence will be held over the outcome of the contest.

6. If you are the winner, you’ll have to provide us with your name and address.

7. We’ll send your prize out asap, but have no influence on postal services. We hope the DVDs will be with you before Christmas, though.

8. Should, for any reason beyond our control, one of the prizes not be available, we’ll replace it with a different prize of the same value.

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Still waiting for the official green lighting of “Flash Forward”. This is getting a bit ridiculous, to be honest. Viral marketing and TV promos, yet no official “we have a series”, so what else can we do but talk about


deadwood_dvdNOW ON SALE!

That Deadwood Feeling is a blackly comic film noir, a tale of three guys who dream of making a movie, of becoming players in the game of life. What could be simpler? Michael (Dexter Fletcher, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Hotel Babylon) has the enthusiasm, Jack (Jack Davenport, Pirates of the Caribbean) has the intellect and Frank (Demetri Goritsas, The Bourne Identity) – well, Frank has the answer to everything.

The only minor obstacle is that they haven’t a single original idea between them, until out of the shadows comes this weird actor guy (Richard Stanley, dir. Hardware, Dust Devil) who offers them his life story on a plate.

Off they set on a journey of optimism, exploitation, denial, dreams, both good and bad – and ultimately death. Throughout they re offered words of worldly wisdom by Larry, (David Soul, Starsky and Hutch), a seen-it-all, done-it-all big shot that s if you believe his own publicity.

Watching over the unfolding story is an unnamed character (Angus Deayton) who seems to know everything and how it s all meant to be. But who the hell is he? What¹s his game? And what s his relationship to the mysterious Girl in the Red Dress (Ivana Horvat)?

Although no animals were harmed in the making of this movie, it would be inhumane to let em watch it! LARRY

Special Features

  • Original Trailer
  • Creating That Deadwood Feeling
  • The Unmaking of Deadwood
  • Richard Stanley Interview
  • Deleted scenes

There’s a trailer up on Amazon. I got the “sent!” notice from Amazon last Friday, so the DVD should arrive soon. Considering the very strange story of this movie’s creation, I’m really curious to see it. Review to follow!

There’s news for the most unexpected of projects – for example



The official website has been updated, and you can read the latest production blog from April HERE.

Now they are on their latest and most dangerous adventure yet, which is why they cannot finish their programmes for us. They are in middle Europe trying to stop a mad GM scientist from manufacturing some hideous cross-breeds and devastating the environment. Goodness knows, they have enough trouble saving their own skins let alone the planet. Anyway, don’t forget to come back here soon for the very latest instalment.

We will, we will…

I’m currently in the process of updating various parts of the website. If you should encounter broken links or cryptic code rather than text, please don’t worry. Everything will work soon again.

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News can be found in the most obscure sources – for example in the “Car Clinic” column over at The Sunday Times.

“(…) I bought it over the phone from a film director in Ealing who had used it as a prop in a film starring Dexter Fletcher, David Soul and Jack Davenport. I drove it for a few months, couldn’t afford its thirst and sold it for 300% profit.

Until this letter I hadn’t given it or the film a second thought. I’ve discovered it was called Three Men in a Restaurant and was about three no-hopers trying to make a film. It has since had its name changed to That Deadwood Feeling and is due to hit cinemas next year, complete with Cadillac. (…)”

Don’t ask me about cars, I don’t even own a driving license. And if I had one, I’d drive a 1948s Citroën deux-chevaux (commonly known as “The Duck”) – a green one, of course – or a VW Beetle. Anyway, of course this made me scratch my head for various reasons:

Looks like a canard, doesn’t it? But wait…

Amazon UK takes preorders for the “That Deadwood Feeling” DVD, to be released on 16 March, 2009!

Houston, we’re having a “quoi?!” moment.


What’s the secret behind “Deadwood”?
Did the Cadillac audition for the job?
And if “Deadwood” should really hit the cinemas – would the cinemas hit back?

So many questions, so little time…

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