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Million Pound O’Dowd

23 Apr

© Channel 4

A couple of weeks we mentioned that Chris O’Dowd and his fiancee, Dawn Porter, would be contestants on Channel 4′s Million Pound Drop with Davina McCall.

They were playing to raise money for Breast Cancer Care, a charity close to Dawn’s heart. The episode featuring the couple aired on Saturday night and is available to view on 4od. If you haven’t watched the show yet we won’t spoil it by telling you what happened, so why not take a look now by clicking here? It’s nail biting stuff!

To find out more about Breast Cancer Care’s fantastic work take a look at their website.

Stubbing Out Problems, Blowing Out Candles…

23 Apr

Today marks the first birthday of Stubbing Out Problems – the unique agony aunt service provided by Rachel Stubbings set to become the basis of her debut Edinburgh show this year.

In the past twelve months, Stubbings has helped all manner of people with all manner of problems, including those who bear a striking resemblance to Alice Lowe, Stephen Evans and Tom Meeten.  To celebrate, Rachel has returned to her very first problem case to find out how he is coping one year on.

© Rachel Stubbings / Ed Moore

You can see previous instalments of Stubbing Out Problems over at its official YouTube channel now.

Ahead of the Edinburgh Festival, Rachel will be trying out material for Stubbing Out Problems live at various venues across London in the coming weeks.

On May 9th, you can catch her at The Betsey Trotwood in Clerkenwell, and this is followed by an appearance on May 17th at new venue Deanways in Bethnal Green – run by regular TVO face and editor of The Fix, Harry Deansway.

Your next chance to catch Rachel live will be at a very special event – The Velvet Onion Live! at The Vandella, Shepherd’s Bush on May 31st.

This will be followed by slots at The Etc Theatre in Camden on June 16th, Jacksons Lane on Archway Road on July 13th and Magdala in South Hill Park on July 20th.

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