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Miranda writes: Slings And Arrows 3: Episode 1 airs for the first time on 24th July at 10 pm! More here.
And Due South is showing on "TVtropolis" in Canada (the channel previously known as "Prime"): see here. It's on at 11 am and 7 pm ET/PT Monday to Friday. The 11 am timeslot is one episode ahead of the 7 pm timeslot. Currently on episode 5, Pizzas and Promises, airing Monday June 12th. (Thanks Miranda! )
Attention, The Netherlands! On Saturday 10th June "Slings & Arrows" will be broadcast on Nederland 3 (VPRO) at 23.35 hrs local time. Many thanks to Woudje for passing this on.
There is a rare opportunity for UK viewers to see Gross Misconduct (1993), for which Paul Gross wrote the award-winning screenplay. It will be showing on Reality Extra (Sky channel 152) on Monday 17 July 2006 at 9 pm and 2 am.
H2O is on in the UK again this week. You can see it on Hallmark (Sky 153, NTL 190 and TeleWest 190) on Thursday 8th June and Friday the 9th at 11 pm. Many thanks to Jenna for alerting us!
The Hamilton Spectator has an interesting article about Paul Gross and Martha Burns and their 80 year old house in Toronto. Thanks to Wendy for the heads up.
The Season 2 Region 2 DVD of due South has been reduced to £38.99 at amazon.co.uk - thanks to Margot for letting us know!
due South has returned to French TV! The first episode is tonight at 7.40 pm - thanks to Caroline for the news. We think it's on NT1.
Read an interview with Paul, The Lost Picture Show, in the latest edition of Maclean's. Thanks to Julie for the link.
And thanks to Lee for the news that Slings & Arrows will also be on sale in the US, on 27th June (three weeks after the Canadian release). The price at amazon.com is currently $20.99 and you can pre-order here.
"due South: The Complete Second Series" on Region 2 DVD (5 discs) is now expected on 29th May, according to the distributor. Thanks to Margot for the good news!
For UK fans, Carole has spotted that ITV3 are going to continue showing repeats of due South starting again with the Pilot on 18th April.
And from Canada, Maria writes: "If you managed to catch the PG Star! Close-Up ep a week or so ago on CityTV (Toronto, Ontario), check out the upcoming Kenneth Welsh episode. The description mentions that Paul Gross and Colm Feore will be interviewed discussing Ken." Showing at 11 am and 4.30 pm ET on 20th April.
Region 2 "Due South - The Complete Second Series" was available to pre-order from amazon.co.uk but seems to have been withdrawn again, even though the distributor is still showing the release date of 8th May. We'll keep you posted! Thanks to Margot for letting us know.
Thanks to Ann for the news that "Due South - The Complete Second Series" will be released in Region 2 DVD format on 8th May 2006!
Bravo (Canada) is re-running the Star! Close-Up on Paul Gross: Man With Talent (2002) on 31st March at 5.30 pm ET.
Thanks to Karen for pointing out that Sling & Arrows II starts again on Artsworld (UK) at 1.15 am on Sunday 26th March - remember that the clocks will have gone forward by one hour by then!
Thanks to Sharon for the reminder that Prairie Giant: the Tommy Douglas Story is on TV this coming Sunday and Monday nights (March 12 and 13th), from 8-10 pm (in Ontario) on CBC. Paul plays John Diefenbaker.
And thanks to Lisa for this UK news: TV and Satellite Guide magazine has H2O listed as showing again on Hallmark (new number 153) in the UK for Thursday 9th March and Friday 10th March, both airing at 11pm. And it seems as though due South will be going straight into Season Three also, starting on Friday 10th March.
For viewers in the UK: Nichola has been checking out the TV guide as due South series 1 is due to end next week on ITV3 ... and the great news is they seem to be carrying on straight away with series 2. Thanks Nichola - that's a relief!
For viewers in the US: "Slings & Arrows - a smart look at the miscellaneous crises, creative conflicts, and romantic couplings of a beleaguered Shakespearean theatre festival - returns for a second season on Sundance Channel with six new episodes beginning Sunday, February 19 at 8 PM ET/PT."[more ...]
Thanks to Maria for the reminder that Burnt Toast, one part of which features Paul, is scheduled for 8 pm ET on Thursday 9th February as part of CBC's Opening Night. "Nothing Ever Happens in the Park: Various people in a park longingly admire each other from afar. Stars Jessica Holmes, Paul Gross, Phillip Akin and Scott Thompson, and features the voices of Shannon Mercer, Peter McGillivray, Michael Colvin and Jean Stilwel."
Burnt Toast airs on Thursday 9th Feb at 8 pm on CBC and in three parts on 10th, 17th and 24th at 7.30 pm on Bravo.
The first Region 2 DVD set of due South is now out, and there is exciting news! The inner sleeve reads:
Good news for readers in the US! Kate in Maine writes:
We have sent on to Paul cards from the Good Gifts charity telling him that two AK-47s, two rocket launchers and two small armoured vehicles (all safely decommissioned by the UN!) were bought in his name for Christmas. Click here to see samples of the cards - there were six in all, two of each kind. Again, heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to this worthy cause!
News from Bryson - the Region 4 DVD of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea has just been released in Australia. Thanks Bryson!
A huge THANK YOU KINDLY to everyone who contributed towards the funding of turning decommissioned weapons into farm tools in Sierra Leone. Our appeal has raised enough to pay for 2 small armoured vehicles + 2 rocket launchers + 2 Kalashnikov AK-47s. Warmest thanks again to all our contributors. We think Paul will be thrilled with his belated Christmas present!
Exciting news from Carole for anyone with a UK digital feed! According to some on-line TV guides, due South will be shown in the UK on ITV3 from Monday 16 January. The ITV3 webpage only gives listings for a week, so anyone interested might want to check the listings nearer the time. Update: Due South will be showing at 7pm on ITV3 on weekdays with repeats at 6 am the next day, starting with the Pilot Part 1 on Monday, 16 January.