Today's letter from the Editor
£50000 - £65000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS: Harrington Starr: A leading mark...
£60000 - £85000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS: Harrington Starr: A leading asse...
£22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits: Harrington Starr: Junior/Grad C# .NET Wi...
Negotiable: Harrington Starr: C#.NET Developer (VB6,.NET, SQL, Winforms) Wokin...
Page 3 Profile: Cilla Black, entertainer
Yes, very funny. But you had better leave the gags to the woman herself, as this month she will be recording the pilot for a new BBC sitcom called Led Astray, alongside fellow scouse star Paul O’Grady.
Not another sitcom…
Have hope, this was written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, the creators of Birds of a Feather, and will be shot under the watch of Red Dwarf director, Ed Bye. You might remember sisters Tracey and Sharon, and their promiscuous neighbour Dorien, after the pair’s husbands ended up in prison. Led Astray follows this theme, with Cilla playing Tanya, who discovers her long-lost half-brother Arthur, played by O’Grady, is in prison and agrees to put him up on release.
But I didn’t think she had done a lorra lorra acting?
Actually, yes. She won the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain prize for Britain’s Top Female Comedy Star for her work in 1970s sketch shows.
What else besides Blind Date?
Here’s a quick reminder. The popular dating show did win her a Bafta, but the 70-year-old is celebrating her 50th year as an entertainer, so she knows her stuff. Rewind to the 1960s and our Cilla was rubbing shoulders with The Beatles. Her rendition of Dionne Warwick’s song “Anyone who had a Heart” was the UK’s biggest-selling single by a female artist of the decade, and she had 11 Top 10 hits between 1964 and 1971.
- 1 It’s shameful that our universities have accepted gender segregation under pressure from the most oppressive religious fanatics
- 2 Sir Ian McKellen hits back at Damian Lewis' 'fruity actor' claims
- 3 Kenyan politician Mike Sonko left red-faced after photoshopping himself next to Nelson Mandela
- 4 Selfie at funeral: Cameron squeezes in on Obama snap at Mandela memorial
- 5 Is Facebook making us forget? Study shows that taking pictures ruin memories