Vera Series 11 Episodes 3 & 4, available to own on DVD from the 31st January 2022.

Vera Series 11 Episodes 3 & 4, available to own on DVD from the 31st January 2022.

ITV Studios is proud to announce the welcomed New Year return of Vera Series 11 Episodes 3 & 4, available to own on DVD from the 31st January 2022.

The most famous Northumberland Detective with the winter mac and hat is back for the continued 11th series.

Detective DCI Vera Stanhope will tackle two new tricky cases in her hunt for the truth.

This award-winning acclaimed itv drama is based on the bestselling books by Ann Cleeves (Shetland).

Starring Brenda Blethyn

BRENDA BLETHYN as DCI Vera Stanhope.

“Brenda Blethyn’s brilliance made DCI Stanhope our favourite TV detective” – Radio Times

Pre-order Vera Series 11 Episodes 3 & 4 now from Amazon

BRENDA BLETHYN as DCI Vera Stanhope.

Renowned actress Brenda Blethyn returns as the unorthodox but brilliant DCI Vera Stanhope, leading her diligent team of detectives as they investigate six complex and murderous crimes. Whether crossing the Tyne on the trail of a brutal inner-city murder, or braving the stark natural beauty of Northumberland National Park to follow in the footsteps of her unfortunate victim, Vera will bring her usual brand of searing insight, caustic wit and fearless detection to cases involving family betrayals, toxic obsessions and long-buried secrets.

·         Vera Series 11

·         Discs: 1

·         2 x Episodes

·         Cert: 12

·         Running time 2 x 120mins

·         RRP: £19.99

·         Release date 31st January 2022

BRENDA BLETHYN as DCI Vera Stanhope, KENNY DOUGHTY as DS Aiden Healy,IBINABO JACK as DC Jacqueline Williams,RILEY JONES as DC Mark Edwards and JON MORRISON as DS Kenny Lockhart.

Pre-order Vera Series 11 Episodes 3 & 4 now from Amazon



Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking, is the Pantomime of the season – evident by its packed houses and welcoming applause.  Perfect for all age groups, it really has something for everyone, so a real family treat.

Our very own National Treasure, the charismatic Gok Wan opens the show as the Man in the Mirror as he is flown across the stage in all his glittering glory, with his droll delivery and witty one-liners, as he draws in the crowd and captures an abundance of new young fans.

Aaron James is highly entertaining as the blundering Muddles whose comedy routines are hilarious, from his A to Z impersonations to the cleverly skilled ‘shopping trolley’ delivered with perfection and aplomb, which the audience adore, which is evident by their rapturous response. 

For those of us who were terrified of the Wicked Queen in the original Disney Film, Harriet Thorpe carries this through exquisitely to the present day with her delightful but dastardly Queen Lucretia, who sets out to capture the young Prince, played deftly by Benjamin Purkiss, with some hilarious interjections along the way.    

It is quite refreshing too that the Pantomime stays true to tradition with an abundance of innuendos, crass jokes and repetitive banter with the only nod to woke being when the Princess, played perfectly by Rebekah Lowings, proposes to the Prince on one knee with humorous role reversal.

The show is also lavish, with music provided by the live orchestra ensemble and superb dance routines from eight fabulous young dancers, choreographed by Paul Domaine.

The Seven Dwarfs are a true highlight of the show, with their amusing anecdotes and fun banter, in addition to their spectacular ‘knees-up’ and you will have to see the Pantomime to find out exactly what I mean by that.

The run ends this Sunday 2nd January, so be quick
You can order tickets online here : BUY TICKETS


NEW RELEASE – Michael Armstrong – Little Girl (Bells of Christmas)

NEW RELEASE – Michael Armstrong – Little Girl (Bells of Christmas)

It’s been quite a year for London singer-songwriter Michael Armstrong who, having released his 3rd studio album ‘Ojai’, found himself at the top of the US Indie Music Singles Chart for a 4-week #1 run.

This Christmas see’s the release of a new remixed version of his 2016 hit ‘Little Girl (Bells of Christmas). The song was originally released as the official single for the 60th Birthday of Liverpool’s famous Cavern Club and has now been updated as the venue celebrates its imminent 65th Birthday. The track features legendary drummer Brian Bennet from The Shadows.

To top the year off in style and to start 2022 in the vein that he means to go on, Michael will be performing at the prestigious London New Year’s Day Parade on 1st January, alongside the likes of Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle.

Organisers have confirmed that the event will be beamed across the globe with a viewing audience of some 600 Million people!

 Further details can be found here –

The Story Behind the Song…

In 1967, the owner of Liverpool’s famous Cavern Club, and friend of The Beatles, Alf Geoghegan wrote and recorded a song for his daughter, Debbie, for Christmas. For close to half a century the song remained unheard outside of the immediate family.

Several years ago, Debbie and her husband Nigel met singer/songwriter, Michael Armstrong and became huge fans of his music, even organising Michael’s debut album launch at The Cavern, plus the opportunity for him to perform a Beatles set there too (The Beatles and Paul McCartney are among his biggest musical influences). It was a huge thrill and a dream come true to say the least!

In 2015, Debbie presented Michael with a copy of her father’s Christmas song and gave him the permission to work on and update it. The result was a brand-new recording, produced and arranged by Warren Bennett and Michael Armstrong and featuring legendary drummer Brian Bennett of The Shadows – a band who remain one of the most successful and influential bands of all time. Brian himself even performed with the band at The Cavern in its 60’s heyday.

Upon learning of the unearthed song and the brand-new version, owners of the Cavern Club immediately came on board announcing it as the official single for their 60th Birthday. Now, as the club is set to celebrate 65 years, the track has been updated and remixed for a very special Christmas 2021 release.

Ojai – The Album


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