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Petra writes that the first season of Slings & Arrows will be shown on Swiss TV (channel SF1) every Thursday starting on 5th July 2007. SF1 is also available to some German and Austrian fans. Time: 22:50 to 23:45 on Thursday nights and repeated at 14:50 the next day. Thanks Petra!
Passchendaele is having a casting call for Soldiers. The details are as follows:
This first call they are asking for soldiers only, aged 16-26, and a few in the 40 year range. There will be more casting calls to come!
Paul recently took part in the concert to mark the opening of the Michael Lee-Chin "Crystal" addition to the Royal Ontario Museum. You can read a bystander's account here, and there are photos here and here. (Many thanks to Wendy for the links.) Paul was hobbling around with a walking stick because he had sprained his ankle.
The Movie Network and Movie Central have announced the start of principal photography on Whizbang Films' gripping series ZOS: Zone of Separation, starring Colm Meaney, Lolita Davidovich, Michelle Nolden, Rick Roberts, Enrico Colantoni and Allan Hawco, and executive produced by Paul Gross, Frank Siracusa, Mario Azzopardi and Malcolm MacRury. You can read more here, and thanks to Felicity for the information.
Despite an earlier report that the DVD release of Slings & Arrows 3 had been delayed, amazon.ca and amazon.com are now again showing the release date as 3rd July 2007. [Update - amazon orders have been delivered.]
Stop press for UK viewers! Sky Arts is showing a repeat run of Slings and Arrows series 3 from tonight at 11 pm. Thanks to Rosy for the news.
Whizbang Films are also about to start filming ZOS (Zone Of Separation), for which Paul will be one of the executive producers.
Stop press: Murder Most Likely is on CTV (Canada) today at 2 pm! Thanks to Peggy for the news.
Find out about Paul's six best music albums here!
According to Martin Knelman in the Toronto Star, Paul will host an evening of spectacular entertainment at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, on 2nd June. Thanks to Felicity for letting us know!
Interest is obviously running high at the moment in "Trojan Horse" (the sequel to H2O) and "Passchendaele" so Paul has very kindly emailed the answers to some burning questions from his fans — read all the latest here!
You can now find a teaser trailer, made in 2006, for "Passchendaele" on the Whizbang Films website — after the site intro is over, click on "Projects" at the top of the page. (You will need Flash to see the banner containing the link.) If you hunt around the site, you will also find a new link to a past trailer for H2O.
Thank you to Felicity for sending along a link to this document from the Toronto Film and Television Office, which shows that "ZOS", a Whizbang production about Canadian peacekeepers, is now filming.
The 2006 documentary "Ride Forever" is now on YouTube. It features interviews with Paul Gross, David Marciano, Callum Keith Rennie, Gordon Pinsent and other cast and crew members, and was included only with the Region 2 DVD box set of Due South. Thank you to Carole for passing along the news!
It's been a while since our last update, but this one is worth waiting for - you can see a preview clip of "Trojan Horse" on the Whizbang Films website. Many thanks to Nancy for the news.
Go to Canada's Walk of Fame and vote for Paul to get a well deserved star, and you could (if you live in Canada) win a ticket to the 2007 Tribute Gala in Toronto! Thanks to Elizabeth and Lisa for the news.
At last the news US fans have been waiting for - Slings & Arrows Season 3 starts on the Sundance Channel on the 18th February at 8pm, preceded by a showing of Season 2. Many thanks to Nancy for letting us know!
Many thanks to Felicity for sending details of Paul Gross's tribute to Stephen Lewis in the Toronto Star. Stephen Lewis has just finished his tenure as UN Special Envoy for AIDS/HIV in Africa. You can read more about him here and here.
due South starts a new morning-and-afternoon run (weekdays only) on the UK's ITV3 on Thursday 4th January at 6.50 am. Thanks to Wendy for letting us know!
And Corinna in Germany writes:
There's another treat in store for UK viewers! Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story will be shown on Movies 24 (Sky channel 329) - part 1 on Saturday 6th January at 4.30 pm (repeated at 6.30 am on 7th January) and part 2 at 4.30 pm on 7th January. Paul appears as Prime Minister John Diefenbaker in part 2. Thanks to Felicity for letting us know!