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If you're in the UK, don't forget that tomorrow (30th) is Due South Day on ITV3, and you can watch some of your favourite episodes all day long, followed by the world premiere of the documentary "Southbound" at 7 pm, featuring interviews with cast and crew members.
For Canadian viewers, Showcase is having a Slings & Arrows fest on Christmas Day - series 1 in the morning, and series 2 in the afternoon/evening. Thanks to Peggy and Maria for the news.
According to the Christmas editions of the UK's TV Times and Radio Times, ITV3 is showing 'Southbound', the due South special documentary, on 30th December at 7 pm not 10 pm - although the ITV3 website still says 10 pm.
due South is back on TV in France! It's on RTL9 at 12.40 pm starting on Saturday 9th December. Merci à Régine!
For everyone who couldn't get to the English Theatre "Artist In Society" celebrity speaker event at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on 15th November, here's the podcast. Thanks to Marsha Ann for the heads up!
More on the ITV3 due South Day for UK viewers - it is confirmed as 30th December, starting at 8 am. Thanks to Carole for the news!
UK viewers are in for a treat! ITV3 is airing a due South special called 'Southbound', reuniting the cast, on the 30th December at 10 pm (or possibly 7 pm). The announcement is here. Thanks to Erin for letting us know, and if we hear about this being shown in any other countries we will, of course, pass on the news.
We have also heard on the grapevine that
Filming of "Trojan Horse" is taking place in London, England, this weekend (no Paul, though) and if you're as excited as we are about seeing the sequel to H2O, here are a couple of recent Toronto Star articles you might find interesting - Just another state of the union (.pdf) and Tom Skerritt has face value.
Thanks to Felicity, Nancy and others for the news!
PaulGross.org and the PG-L mailing list are eight years old today!
Paul will be the English Theatre "Artist In Society" celebrity speaker at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on 15th November. Thanks (again) to Wendy for the news!
Many thanks to Wendy for telling us about this excellent page at www.canadianshakespeares.ca - it's full of multimedia clips about Slings & Arrows, including some great interviews and glimpses behind the scenes. Warning: some of the video files are large and can take several minutes to download. If you don't want to install Quicktime to play the files, we have found that VLC, a very much smaller program, will also do the job.
If you're in Toronto, "Trojan Horse" is filming near you. Thanks to Mari for these photos from downtown yesterday, and if anyone else spots any more filming activity, please send us your pictures!
Many thanks to Felicity for the reminder that Slings & Arrows III starts in the UK at 9 pm on Sunday 8th October on digital channel Artsworld (Sky 267).
News about "Trojan Horse" (the sequel to H2O) from various sources, including Holly, Carole, Maria and Jennifer: filming has been taking place for a couple of days in Milton, Ontario (more here) and Martha Burns will appear as the ex-PM's ex-wife. Thanks to everyone for this, and to Maria who found an article about filming "Trojan Horse" at Playback. They have an impressive cast lined up!
Reminder: Hockey: A People's History begins on CBC on Monday 18th September at 10 pm EDT. Paul Gross narrates throughout this 10 hour series.
For UK viewers, Artsworld is having not just one, but TWO 'Slings & Arrows Sundays' on the 24th September showing back-to-back episodes of Series 1 (Hamlet), and on 1st October showing all of Series 2 (Macbeth). Tune in at 9 pm, and many thanks to Erin for the heads up! More details on page 6 of the downloadable Artsworld magazine.
Due South The Complete Series Boxset (Region 2) will be released on 23rd October and is available to pre-order now from amazon.co.uk. (Ordering via our link helps us pay for website and mailing list hosting.)
Felicity writes: The Artsworld site now has timings for the showing of the first episode of Slings & Arrows season 3 in the UK:
The synopses of the episodes are also shown so be careful if you don't want to know. (Thanks Felicity!)
Many thanks to Carole, Anne and Maria for this news about Gemini nominations for Slings & Arrows Season 2:
Thanks to Wendy for this news from today's Globe and Mail:
こんにちは日本! Thanks to Shirochan for the news that Due South (series one) is starting again on Sunday 27th August in Japan.
Mick writes from Australia:
Thank you to Anne for the news that Slings & Arrows has picked up four Directors Guild of Canada award nominations. These are for best TV series drama, direction, production design and picture editing. (The Canadian press are reporting five nominations, but we can see only four listed at http://www.dgc.ca/ - let us know if you spot the one we've missed!)
ATTENZIONE ITALIA! Due South (series one) is starting again on Monday 7th August at 1300 hrs on La7. Thanks to Chiara for letting us know!
You can now pre-order Slings & Arrows season 2 on DVD from amazon.ca - release date 24th October. (Ordering via our link helps us with website hosting costs.) Thanks to Maria for the news!
Claire is putting together a petition that she would like to send to Paul Gross to encourage him to make one more episode of due South. If you would like to join in or get more details, with your full name and town/city/state/area and country and she will add you to the list.
Very many thanks to Mari for sending on this news from Sky Customer Relations about Slings & Arrows in the UK:
Many thanks indeed to Clare for this:
Slings & Arrows (final season) begins tomorrow and there is a trailer at Movie Central. Thanks to Felicity for the news.
The third and final series of due South on Region 2 DVD is now available to pre-order from amazon.co.uk - release date 4th September 2006. Ordering via our link will help keep this website afloat!
Reminder! 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 TONIGHT on Reality Extra (Sky channel 152) at 9 pm and again at 2 am.
Maria writes: "Starting this Monday, July 10 on the CBC at 8pm ET, Life and Times (1 hr) will feature William Hutt, who is starring as Charles Kingman on the upcoming season 3 of Slings & Arrows. The exact content of the program is unknown but will likely cover Mr. Hutt's entire career. There MAY be some reference to Slings & Arrows but that is not certain. The show will also be repeated on Newsworld. Also coming later this season on Life and Times is a segment on Robert Lantos who has funded and supported Paul in his career. The schedule for upcoming shows can be found here."
Go to Eclipse Magazine to read an excellent Slings & Arrows DVD review by Carole Gordon, who has written many of the reviews of Paul's work that you see on this site. (The DVD is available from amazon.ca and amazon.com.)
Advance Australia Fair! Thanks to Yoli and Fiona for letting us know that due South season 1 is about to be released on DVD!
And finally, many thanks to Felicity for sending the news that TMN's Slings and Arrows website now contains details of the third and final series which premieres in Canada on 24th July.
Slings & Arrows season one is being rerun on Artsworld in the UK starting at 10pm on Saturday 1st July (that's today). Thanks to Jenna for the news!