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Last Updated: Friday, 4 July, 2003, 14:27 GMT 15:27 UK
EastEnder joins Carry On cast
EastEnders actor Shaun Williamson, who plays Barry in the BBC One soap, has signed to star in the new Carry On film, producers have said.

Williamson, a former stand-up comedian, will play chauffeur Dickie Ticker in Carry On London, due to be released at Christmas 2004.

"We see him as our new Kenneth Connor, I would think," producer James Black said. "He's a great comedy actor. He's got a great comedic face and there's a sort of pathos about him."

Danniella Westbrook - "the new Barbara Windsor" - is already on board while Mr Black hopes to make David Jason "our new Sid James".


Brady Bunch reunite for special

Several original members of the 1970s sitcom The Brady Bunch have been filming a TV reunion in Hawaii.

Stars Florence Henderson (Carol), Christopher Knight (Peter), Mike Lookinland (Bobby), Barry Williams (Greg) and Susan Olsen (Cindy) are filming a documentary for US network The Travel Channel.

Cast members have visited most of the locations the TV family toured in a 1972 special, with island crooner Don Ho reprising his cameo appearance.

Robert Reed, who played father Mike Brady, died in 1992, while Ann B Davis, who played housekeeper Alice, was unable to make the trip.



Bradford wins series ban

An Indian court has halted a TV series which author Barbara Taylor Bradford says violates the copyright of her novel, A Woman of Substance.

The Calcutta High Court had agreed last week to let the show be broadcast on Monday because Indian court cases can drag on for so long.

But two judges reversed that decision after an appeal from Bradford, saying they wanted to read the book and watch the series Karishma - The Miracle of Destiny first.

Bradford came to India in May to try to get the 260-episode series banned just a few days before it was to be broadcast.


Arnie shows T3 to troops

Arnold Schwarzenegger is to show is new film, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, to US troops serving in the Gulf.

The action star will visit several bases in the region, according to the military organisation USO.

The screenings will be part of the Independence Day celebrations.

Terminator 3 sees Schwarzenegger, 55, reprise his role as a cyborg assassin sent from the future to protect a potential leader of the human race.


Director Amateau dies

Director and stuntman Rod Amateau has died aged 79.

He died on Sunday of a cerebral haemorrhage.

Amateau was a TV director whose credits included episodes of the popular shows Mister Ed, The Patty Duke Show and The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show.

He was also a stuntman who stood in for Hollywood stars such as James Dean and Humphrey Bogart.

Amateau, who served in the US Army during World War II, started his television career as a scriptwriter for the CBS network.


Famous sculptors for Olympics

A special display of work by six famous sculptors, including August Rodin and Henry Moore, is being organised for next year's Olympic Games in Athens.

The display will feature 120 works and 60 sketches by the sculptors Rodin, Moore and Antoine Bourdelle, Aristide Maillol, Constantin Brancusi and Alberto Giacometti.

The show will run at the Athens National Gallery between May and October 2004.

"The exhibition will mark the great artists' return to the place of their inspiration," said Jacques Vilain, director of the Rodin Museum in Paris.



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