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Last Updated: Sunday, 1 August, 2004, 14:47 GMT 15:47 UK
Dukes of Hazzard cast reunite
Cast members from TV show The Dukes of Hazzard have marked the 25th anniversay of the show's first series.

Daisy Duke actress Catherine Bach, now 50, and actor James Best, who played Sheriff Rosco, were amongst those who attended DukesFest 2004 in Tennessee.

The show, which ran from 1979-1985, became a favourite with TV audiences in the US and the UK.

It followed the exploits of good guys Bo and Luke Duke as they outran the local sheriff and his deputies by jumping into their famous orange car, 'General Lee'.


Lulu stars in new Radio 2 line-up

Sixties pop star Lulu, actress Elaine Paige and TV presenter Dermot O'Leary are to become Radio 2 DJs as part of the station's new weekend line-up.

Lulu, 54, will present a Sunday show celebrating the art of writing songs.

"This new programme shows how important great songwriting is," she said. "I'm thrilled about being involved with it."

Paige's programme - also on Sunday - will feature music from the stage and screen, while O'Leary will present a new show on Saturday afternoons.


Backing band role for Travis boys

Brit Award-winning rockers Travis have revealed they have been working as a backing group for an unknown singer.

The Scottish band have recorded a whole album with Japanese-American artiste Susie Hug - entitled A Is For Album - that is only available on the internet.

"Her stuff makes me cry. It's the real thing," said Travis singer Fran Healy, who also produced the record.

Because the band had to fit it around their touring schedule, the album has been two years in the making.


Co-stars remember Pet actor Pat

The cast of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet joined more than 200 mourners on Friday to pay their last respects to actor Pat Roach.

Timothy Spall, Kevin Whately, Chris Fairbank and Tim Healy flew back from filming in Thailand to attend their co-star's funeral in Bromsgrove, Worcs.

Before the service Harrison Ford - who worked with the former wrestler on the Indiana Jones films - phoned his widow.

Later Jimmy Nail sang Danny Boy at the graveside of the 67-year-old actor, who died on 17 July of throat cancer.


Holly Hunter makes West End debut

Oscar-winning actress Holly Hunter is to make her West End debut in December.

The 46-year-old - who won an Academy Award in 1994 for The Piano - will star in the UK premiere of By the Bog of Cats by Irish playwright Marina Carr.

Hunter previously appeared in the play in a 2001 production at the San Jose Repertory Theatre in California.

The actress joins Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall, who will make her London stage debut in January in the Brian Clark play Whose Life Is It Anyway?


Pop Idol Young in film role talks

Pop Idol winner Will Young is reportedly in talks for his first movie role in a musical starring alongside Dame Judi Dench.

The film, Mrs Henderson Presents, will begin filming in September, The Sun newspaper reported.

The film's producers were said to be impressed with his screen test.

The film, which will also star Bob Hoskins, will feature many nude scenes - though the singing star is not expected to appear naked.





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