The information on this page was originally on our other web site. I have expanded the categories and hopefully it is "better" this way. This site is a page of links for people interested in British actors and actresses. I have on here all sorts of other links as well. There are fan sites, movie sites, television sites and so on. Let me know if there is anything to add to this. I am always looking for "new" stuff to add. Also, if a link doesn't work I include on here instructions for searching for things. Sometimes I keep outdated links so I can try to find the information "some other how". Most of the links on here work in some form or fashion. The main goal of this web page is to provide information for people who like to collect things for scrapbooks. Again, if there is anything you know of that I should add, let me know about it.
|Index To This Page|
|Entertainment News Sites||Photographs|
|How To Find Things|
Entertainment News Sites
Of course most news papers have Entertainment sections. You can find a listing of newspapers on our Miscellaneous Links page. (On our other web site---soon to appear on this one.)
http://www.screendaily.com/ Screendaily.com "Around The World Around The Clock" (You have to pay to view articles.)
http://www.showbizdata.com/ ShowBiz Data: The Entertainment Industry Online
http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/frames/master.asp Broadcastnow The website for the UK Television and Radio industry (You might have to pay for some of this too.)
General Entertainment News
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/default.stm BBC News Entertainment
http://www.waveguide.co.uk/ John Cull's Waveguide--TV and Radio News
http://www.empireonline.co.uk/ Empire: Film Reviews, Movie News and Interviews
http://www.ew.com/ Movie TV DVD Music Book Reviews: ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ The Hollywood Reporter- Hollywood Entertainment News - Movie News and Reviews
http://www.hollywood.com/celebs/ Hollywood.com--Actors and celebrities--photos, news, videos, interviews, biographies, and more
http://jam.canoe.ca/Movies/ Canoe -- Jam! Movies (Canadian News)
http://www.anorak.co.uk/ Anorak--Tabloid, Broadsheet, Showbiz and Sports Reviews
http://www.mediauk.com/ Media UK- directory, discussions, schedules and news for tv, radio, magazines and newspapers
http://www.aintitcool.com/ Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news
http://formen.ign.com/ IGN ForMen: Babes, Celebrity Pictures and More (Used to be the den.com daily Entertainment Network)
http://www.thestage.co.uk/ The Stage Online :: Theatre and performing arts news, reviews, listings and auditions
http://www.theatregoer.net/ Theatregoer Magazine
Other Sites That May Be Of Interest
http://www.iemmys.tv/ International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (International Emmy Awards)
This is something you pay for and download. It is a service. http://www2.amiplan.com/ Advance Media Information (AMI Plan) "See The Future Clearly". ..." is the UK's premier calendar for future news, entertainment"...
Another one you have to pay for, http://www.londonatlarge.com/ London at large "The UK's leading publisher of comprehensive forward planning celebrity, arts and entertainment data for the media. Keeping media professionals up to a year ahead of the game." "The Ultimate Celebrity, Arts, and Entertainment Forward Planning Tool for the UK".
Gone But Not Forgotten
There used to be this really good Entertainment news site. Teletext.co.uk. This was from the web site of "Teletext" which is (was?) broadcast along with ITV and Channel 4. (Two televesion stations in the U.K.) http://www.teletextholidays.co.uk/WebHome/Homepage/Home.aspx But it is now, "Teletextholidays". There isn't any Entertainment news on there now. They use the same logo as the "old" Teletext had. If you want to know what "Teletext" is and what "CEEFAX" is/was, check out, http://teletext.mb21.co.uk/ Teletext Then and Now. I think digital broadcasting is making them obsolete now.
http://www.toaster.co.uk/ Toaster-The ultimate guide to TV in the UK
http://www.peoplenews.com/ People News Where Gossip Is Good For You (Their last message is dated, November 25, 2003.)
This is from a note I sent to myself so that I would have the sites readily available.
http://www.redcarpetpictures.com/ Red Carpet Pictures (has been discontinued)
http://www.allmovie.com/ All Movie Guide
http://hitchcock.tv/ Alfred Hitchcock--The Master of Suspense
http://members.tripod.com/~olnot/index-4.html Film Experts
http://www.filmreleases.com/filmreleases/ Web Film Release Schedule (USA)
http://cinemaclassics.com/ Cinema Classics--VHS and DVD Sales ("old" movies)
http://www.ssees.ac.uk/russcin.htm Internet resources on Russian Cinema. From SSEES--School of Slavonic and East European Studies
http://www.cineman.ch Cineman (Swiss Site in German)
http://www.mgm.com/home.do MGM: New and Upcoming Movies, Trailers and New DVD Releases (has a database of all MGM movies)
http://www.silentsmajority.com/ an online journal of silent films
http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~pringle/silent/ Silent Movies
Some Favorite Television Stations/Channels
T.V. DX (About picking up, "far away", "broadcast" television stations.)
http://www.clickondetroit.com/index.html Channel 4 the local NBC affiliate.
http://www.c-span.org/ C-SPAN--Public Affairs on the Web Created by America's Cable Companies. The U.S. Congress and Senate; committee meetings; the British Prime Minister's Question Time; Book TV; etc.
http://www.i-channel.com/home.asp International Channel. I don't know of too many places, except China, where you can watch programs in Chinese that have subtitles in Chinese. This channel used to show some great movies on the weekends. Sometimes they were subtitled into English. They played movies from all over the world. Each evening they aired a French news program from France that had English subtitles. They had a news program in Russian too. This channel is now, "AZN Television" The Network for Asian America. http://azntv.com/ It is NOT what it once was. We don't get it on our cable anymore anyway. I write more about this channel on the movie page of the "Journal".
http://www.bravotv.com/ Bravo I also write about this channel on the movie page of the Journal. This is a link to the "American" Bravo. It has really "un-straightened" itself "out" over the years. Ha! It used to call itself, "The Arts and Entertainment Network". I am not 100% sure, but I suspect that Bravo Canada is like "our" Bravo used to be. I think in Canada they show more "arts" programming than "ours" does. http://www.bravo.ca/
http://www.aetv.com/ A&E Television
http://www.cbc.ca/windsor/ CBC Windsor Channel 9
http://www.cbc.ca/ CBC.ca Canada's Online Information Source
http://www.radio-canada.ca/ Radio Canada the French language CBC. We get it on Channel 54. Some days it comes in better than others. This is their site for the Ontario region http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/ontario/
http://www.canada.com/globaltv/index.html Global TV--Canada.com network. Once in a great while, if I hold my tongue right, we get this channel from somewhere in Ontario. We get more static than picture, but sometimes we get a faint picture.
http://www.ctv.ca/ctv_home.asp http://www.ckco.ca/index.php CKCO Channel 42. From what I understand it is in Sarnia, Ontario. This is the "local" channel we would receive. We might get this one in faintly on occasion.
Sites Devoted to Specific Television Programs
Some Favorite Programs (These are pretty much in the order that I like them.)
November, 4, 2006 I wrote the paragraph following this one, some time ago. First off, there isn't any more Star Trek on UPN. There isn't even a UPN anymore. "Top Gear" isn't on Discovery Channel now. Darn! Da Vinci's Inquest/City Hall isn't on either. No more CBC "Disclosure". That hasn't been on for a long while. Web site still works though. (today, anyway) Right now we watch--- "Lost" and "CSI"; I watch, "Coronation Street" (on CBC), and the Antiques Road shows (Canadian and U.S.); Douglas watches "Battle Star Galactica" and "critter" movies on SciFi;. There isn't much else we watch together unless it is a murder mystery on PBS, CBC or TVO. I still watch "butterfly documentaries" when there is absolutely nothing else on and I need "background". I still like Tucker Carlson on MSNBC but I always seem to forget to watch him. We both watch the odd documentary on the "History Channel"/"Discovery"/"National Geographic"/etc. I like to see what stories are going to be covered on "60 Minutes". I also like to see some of the programs on "Discovery Health".
If there isn't a British murder mystery on TVO or maybe a Star Trek on UPN, I am probably watching one of the above things. [above things? I think I meant to change it to, "things below"] If "none" of these are on then I am more than likely listening to the radio. During the summer months I listen a lot to the radio. (Well, actually no. The summer of 2005 saw me addicted to "Top Gear" and "MythBusters" on the Discovery Channel. I know they are programs for "guys" 35 and under, but there wasn't anything else "good" on. In North America, the summer months are devoted to a lot of repeats of the previous winter's programming. The "American" network programming that is "new" during the summer, tends to be programs that I find disgusting. I assume they put the best of the program in the ads. The ads are awful!!!! The programs consist of things like; a young woman forced to eat live earth worms, while tight rope walking with roller blades on. [she is wearing a safety harness] If she doesn't fall off the tight rope, and she makes it across, the woman has to answer some really easy trivia questions in order to win a two million dollar prize.)
http://www.cbc.ca/davinci/ CBC Television--Da Vinci's Inquest
http://www.cbc.ca/coronation/ CBC Television--Coronation Street
http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/mythbusters/mythbusters.html Discovery Channel MythBusters
http://www.topgear.com/ Top Gear
http://www.bbc.co.uk/topgear/ BBC - Top Gear
http://www.cbc.ca/consumers/market/ CBC Marketplace
http://www.cbc.ca/national/ The National (CBC nightly news broadcast)
http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/program/index.jsp?program=The+Best+of+Britain The Best of Britain on the CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/disclosure/ CBC News: Disclosure
http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/ CBC the fifth estate. A very good news magazine!
http://www.cbc.ca/airfarce/ Royal Canadian Air Farce
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/ CBC Sports Online--Hockey. Hockey Night In Canada
http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/ ABC News Nightline
Sites By and For Fans
The Official Fan Site for The Double Deckers http://www.thedoubledeckers.com/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/guide/articles/h/herecomethedoubl_7773200.shtml BBC Comedy Guide "Here Come The Double Deckers"
http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Dungeon/9594/lines.html Between The Lines--"Sudden Heat". Fan Fiction that takes up the story where the series left off. I am not sure this works properly now. (July 2006) Maybe you can find it somehow.
http://www.anitaspages.net/html/betweenlines.htm Anitaspages Between The Lines
http://www.mediagems.de/01filmtv/between.html Media Gems Between the Lines
http://www.corrie.net/index.html The Coronation Street Fans Website
http://www.feck.net/splange/ The Craggy Island Examiner--The official unofficial official Father Ted fan page
http://capefrog.customer.netspace.net.au/heartbeat/heartbeat.html Melissa's Heartbeat Page-- The original Heartbeat resource on the Web (I am checking out some of these links. This one doesn't work for me. I get a "forbidden" when I try to view it. Then on another day it worked. You never know what will happen.) It works November 4, 2006.
http://www.bugaloos.com/ Tranquility Forest--The Bugaloos!!
http://www.thebill.com/ The Bill (British Police Drama)
Fans.net (Sept. 2005 found a notice on this site, "BILLfans.net
Television: Episode and Program Guides Etc.
The BBCi Guide To Comedy http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/guide/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/ BBC--Cult Television--Homepage (Urgh! They are trying to find a "home" for the content of this site. They aren't updating it anymore. What are we to do?)
TV Comedy Resources http://www.phill.co.uk
http://www.tv-ark.org.uk/ TV ARK The Television Museum
http://www.tvacres.com/homepage_tv_acres.htm TV ACRES: Home Page--Welcome TV Fans
http://library.digiguide.com/ DigiGuide: The Best TV Guide--Library
http://www.kaleidoscope.org.uk/ Kaleidoscope--The Classic Television Organisation
http://www.tvtome.com/ TV Tome--Guide to the television shows you love
http://www.memorabletv.com/ Memorable TV
http://thecustard.tv/ The Custard TV Tip Sheet
http://www.eskimo.net/~rkj/brit.htm Ryan's British TV Show Reviews
Some "Other" Links
http://www.jumptheshark.com/ Jump The Shark--Chronicling the Moments of When TV Shows go Downhill
http://faqs.jmas.co.jp/FAQs/tv/british-comedy/books/part1 BOOKS FOR THE AVID BRITCOMEDY FAN. There might be a newer one of these somewhere. This one was in my favorites bin and it worked when I clicked on it. That was back when I typed up this page. Today, (July 2006) it is not longer working. A message says to look for this info. at the "Internet FAQ Archives" http://www.faqs.org.
http://tv.cream.org/ TV Cream (Classic Television that aired in the UK)
Sites By Fans (Most of these are fan sites. Some are not. None are commercial sites.)
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/johne.redfern/home.htm Suzy's Web Site--A place for happy petz and happy actors.
http://www.geocities.com/gushoneybungirl/index.htm Gushoneybungirl's Website!
This was the main Neil Pearson Fan Site. http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/~carole/npearson/npearson.html The info. on it is old now. I can get it to work sometimes when I click on it in Google. This link may not work for you, if it doesn't, look for it in Google or on the web archive. (Google will probably have a cache if their link doesn't work.) It is saved on some server somewhere. The author of this site is no longer doing it. The main reasons she stopped working on this site were, 1. she became a full professor and was very busy with work; and 2. John Cusack. She asked me if I wanted to run the site. I declined. I didn't want the liability, and I didn't know anything about web "design" at the time.
http://lavender.fortunecity.com/fullmonty/482/ Blue Shirts HQ: The Best British Actors and Male Celebrities 1998-2004 Sadly, this site was updated for the last time on April 26, 2004. Neil Pearson page: http://lavender.fortunecity.com/fullmonty/482/neilp.htm
http://www.tnelson.demon.co.uk/cult/index.html The Actors of British Science Fiction, Fantasy and Cult Television Shows
http://www.stararchive.com/ Star Archive: Information--Contact Addresses--Pictures--Autographs--Websites
http://www.american.edu/academic.depts/soc/chaphome.html Charlie Chaplin Biographer Seeks Information Sources
There is a Russian actor that I saw in a movie once. The movie is called, "Burnt By The Sun". (It should be more accurately translated, "Wearied By The Sun"?) The actor's name is Oleg Menshikov. His unofficial web site is at, http://www.menshikov.ru/eng/ . Or you can click on the following box:
Other Fan Sites
http://www.britishcomedy.org.uk/ The British Comedy & Drama Homepage
Gone But Not Forgotten----------These are some misc. old sites maybe they will still work if not, hunt for them in the web archive...
Becks (Becky) Steven Tompkinson fan pages (Drop the Dead Donkey pages URL) http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/9109/ http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/9109/DtDD.html
http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/7492/dtdd2.html Drop The Dead Donkey Filming---someone went to see it live and wrote about the experience.
http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/7492/steve.html Stephen Tompkinson fan pages
Another Drop The Dead Donkey Fan Site http://www.dwjbrider.freeserve.co.uk/drop_the_dead_donkey.htm This one might not work for you.
http://www.ar.com.au/~jriddler/ba/league.html The League of Obscure British Actors (This one is from Australia) (Ok you click on the above URL [address] and you get jumped to this http://www.livejournal.com/community/brit_actors/ It isn't exactly what I knew as "The League of Obscure British Actors". It is some sort of forum I think. I guess this should be a "gone but not forgotten".)
http://www.ukaas.org/ United Kingdom Actors Appreciation Society (The page cannot be displayed)
http://www.vaxxine.com/master-control/BBC/Bbc_menu.eht The Unofficial Guide to the BBC (Sept. 2005, "Sorry, The Unofficial Guide to the BBC is now closed." Bummer!!)
There used to be one with lots of Between The Lines "video captures" on it. It was called, "Berridge Listening Devices".
Usenet Newsgroups and E-mail Lists
Yahoo Groups, Neil Pearson List This list is for fans of the British actor Neil Pearson. Normally the traffic is fairly light. In the summer and fall (autumn) of 2003, Neil has been working a lot, so there has been more traffic lately. (That is old information.) Supposedly in the autumn of 2005 he is to be on radio in a comedy series. And he was filming parts two and three of a television movie in the summer. There isn't a lot of traffic on the list now. (Sept. 2005) But it will possibly pick up soon.
Newsgroups Dealing With (mostly British) Entertainment
I do not know which if any of the Usenet Newsgroups are still up and running. I cannot access every one of them via my ISP. If you want to view them, check out "Google Groups". http://groups.google.com/ This list is not in order of my favorites. I tried to group them by subject. It is from a list that used to be online and then I added to the list. I also include some UK radio and theatre newsgroups. Actors and actresses can still be found on radio in the UK. (They still have radio dramas and comedy programs.) This is NOT a definitive list. Oh! I also cannot guarantee that the content of the "newsgroup" will be as advertised.
How To Find Things
Useful Things This is a link to the "Things I've Learnt While Doing These Pages" page that was on Carole Gobel's "Neil Pearson Fan Page". It has all sorts of information on it. It might be a little outdated, but it would get someone started probably.
http://www.searchlore.org/ This is a site that teaches a person how to find ANYTHING on the net. This link might not work. Try this link, http://www.fravia.com/ if that doesn't work, search for "Fravia" and "searchlore" in the same search.
This is from a post I made to one of the E-mail lists I am on. I was writing it for someone searching for online newspaper, magazine and web site articles about a specific actor. This can apply to any sort of web searching. At the end of this is a list of search engines.
You always want to "narrow" down your search. When you do a search always do an "exact phrase" search OR you put the whole name IN QUOTES. Otherwise you get all the people with that "first name" and then all the people with that "last name".
I go to "Google.com" (www.google.com) and then I do an "advanced search". I put "first name last name" in the "exact phrase" section. If the search engine you use doesn't have an "exact phrase" slot, then you can try putting the phrase in quotes.
I also have a long list of words that I put in the "without the words" section. There are other "people with that name" out there. It is best to narrow down your search. You will see what unwanted stuff comes up all the time and you can make up your own list of words you don't want "Google" to look for. It doesn't work 100% but it is better than nothing.
Another way to narrow down the search----you can put the name, IN QUOTES, of a specific thing associated with this person, into the "with all the words" section---along with the rest filled out as above. Suppose you are looking for articles about a baseball player, but there is also a foreign politician with the same name. You can try typing into the "with all the words" section the name of his "baseball team" in quotes. You can also try other phrases specific to that baseball player. This will hopefully help you to avoid articles about the foreign politician.
If any links in "Google" are old, then you can click on "cache" to try
and get it---not always with pictures.
Jeeves at ask.com (see below)
has a new thing now, where they will do searches for famous people.
You can do a Google web alert too.
http://ca.altavista.com/ Altavista Canada
http://www.altavista.com/ Altavista Main Page
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ BBCi Homepage
http://www.crawler.de/ Crawler.de a German search engine
http://www.dogpile.com/info.dogpl/ Dog Pile
http://www.excite.co.uk/ Excite UK
http://www.excite.de/ Excite Deutschland
http://www.search.ch/ Search.ch-- Die Schweizer Suchmaschine (The Swiss Search Engine)
http://www.freeality.com/ Freality Internet Search Engines ---Allows you to search a bunch of them all at one place.
http://www.galaxy.com/ Galaxy.comŽ : the Internet's First Searchable Directory
http://www.go.com/ Go.com (owned by Disney)
http://www.hotbot.com/ HotBot Web Search
http://www.inboxrobot.com/ Inbox Robot. You have to sign up and pay for some of this service. It allows you do a free search for news. It is especially for business. Other wise I don't know what it is, or what it does.
http://www.kolibri.de/ Kolibri Fast Search German
http://www.lycos.de/ Lycos Germany
http://www.northernlight.com/ Northern Light
http://www.ru/eng/index.html Russia On The Net-- English
http://www.searchcanada.ca/ Search Canada
http://www.ukdirectory.co.uk/ UK Directory
http://www.ukindex.co.uk/ UK Index
http://de.yahoo.com/ Yahoo! Deutschland