Cricket commentator Jonathan Agnew and legendary batsman Geoffrey Boycott will lead a star-studded cricket match in Leeds to mark Test Match Special’s 60th birthday and you could be there.
Going head-to-head in a Twenty20 match, two teams will be made up of TMS commentators past and present, former England cricket stars and cricket-loving celebrities.
The event, which takes place at Sports Park Weetwood (part of the University of Leeds) on Thursday 24 August, will feature ex-England players Michael Vaughan and Phil ‘Tuffers’ Tufnell, who will captain the teams, along with celebrities such as Greg James of Radio 1, Harry Judd from McFly, Tom Felton who played Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, BBC Breakfast’s Naga Munchetty, comedians Andy Parsons and Dom Joly, actor and dancer Adam Garcia and athlete Yohan Blake.
England cricket stars taking to the crease include Graeme Swann, Simon Hughes, Ebony Rainford Brent, Charlotte Edwards, Lydia Greenway, Isa Guha and Ed Smith, while Test Match Special commentators hoping to hit a six include Alison Mitchell, Simon Mann, Charles Dagnall and Fazeer Mohammed.
Commentators on the day will include Henry Blofeld and Dan Norcross, plus plenty of special guests such as Downton Abbey star Jim Carter and Dame Tanni-Grey Thompson. Stars of TMS will also be umpiring with Vic Marks, James Taylor and even Geoffrey Boycott officiating.
Tammin Sursok, Wolfgang Henningand Uskeygrip are sharing photos and videos from the set of “Whaling”, an upcoming comedy with Tom Felton (we reported here), on their Instagram accounts & IG Stories. On Monday we already posted part 1 of pics and videos from the first days (click herefor part 1) and now we can offer you a part 2 😉
It’s really nice to work with these two who take their craft seriously
Absolute professional at the highest caliber.. this old timer is grateful Well.. 1st week is in the can!
Litegear lite tile 4×8 working as the key light for these two super talented actors Tammin Sursok :
WHALING is a comedy about a brother and sister who are forced on a cross-country adventure to deliver their mother’s ashes into the belly of a whale. The film is written by Sean McEwen and Tammin Sursok. McEwen is directing the film.
Tom will be playing Brandon, the brother of Tammin Sursok’s character, Star.
Exciting news, book and audio lovers! Tom joins Julian Rhind-Tutt, Rory Kinnear and Kevin Eldon to lend his voice to three short stories for a collection of adult Roald Dahl tales that will be published in paperback, ebook and audio on the 10thAugust! It will be available to purchase through iTunes and Audible in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. The stories that Tom reads have never been published in audio form before, and we hear from very reliable sources that Tom is “brilliant”. We even have a recording for you as a teaser for what is sure to be a stunner of a collection! Here, Tom reads from “The Surgeon”.
Penguin Books UK have also sent us some lovely photos of Tom in the recording studio. Tom reads from the collection Trickery, whose summary is as follows:
There’s a whole world of Dahl still to discover in a newly collected book of his deliciously dark tales for adults . . . How underhand could you be to get what you want? In these ten tales of dark and twisted trickery Roald Dahl reveals that we are at our smartest and most cunning when we set out to deceive others – and, sometimes, even ourselves. Here, among others, you’ll read of the married couple and the parting gift which rocks their marriage, the light fingered hitch-hiker and the grateful motorist, and discover why the serious poacher keeps a few sleeping pills in his arsenal. Featuring extraordinary cover art by Charming Baker, whose paintings echo the dark and twisted world of Dahl’s short stories. Roald Dahl reveals even more about the darker side of human nature in seven other centenary editions: Lust, Madness, Cruelty, Deception, War, Innocence and Fear.