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Friday, 20 October, 2000, 14:39 GMT 15:39 UK
Tomb Raider films at Angkor Wat
Cambodia's famous Angkor Wat temples will be used as the backdrop for filming some of the scenes for action movie Tomb Raider.

Cambodian authorities have given permission for Paramount Pictures to use the 9th-12th century temples as long as no guns are fired there.

Tomb Raider will star Angelina Jolie as video game heroine Lara Croft. The last major production filmed in Cambodia was Lord Jim, back in 1964.


Thriller man Deaver hits Hollywood

Writer Jeffrey Deaver has consolidated his growing film world reputation by selling two novels to Hollywood, it was announced at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

The author of The Bone Collector - made into a 1999 thriller starring Denzel Washington - has sold The Blue Nowhere to producer Joel Silver for Warner Bros .

Manhattan Is My Beat has also been picked up by the team behind Drop Zone.

Deaver has just inked a $1m two-novel deal with Hodder & Stoughton.


First baby for actress Bonnie Langford

Actress Bonnie Langford has given birth to her first child, a girl weighing 7lb 11oz, at a London hospital.

The 36-year-old shot to fame as a child when she starred in the TV series of Just William.

She and her husband, actor Paul Grunert, were said to be "overjoyed" at the birth of their daughter.

Langford plans to return to work next month when she will star in pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk in Nottingham.


Kensit to host radio show

Actress Patsy Kensit has signed to host a show on an internet radio station aimed at young girls, Barbie.fm.

The star, who recently split from Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, said to host her first radio show is "fantastic".

Other presenters on the station, which goes on air at www.barbie.fm from October 24-26, include former Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis.

Guests include Ellis's chart-topping singer daughter Sophie Ellis-Bextor.


Live episode of The Bill mooted

The makers of The Bill are considering doing a one-off live episode of the ITV police drama.

The move comes in the wake of the successful live episode ofmedical drama ER, which pulled in 18 million viewers in the US in May.

Coronation Street is also airing a live episode to mark its 40th anniversary later this year.

A spokeswoman for The Bill told Ceefax that a live episode was still "an idea" at present.


New 'tough' gameshow to launch to in 2001

The BBC is launching a new hard-hitting gameshow Dog Eat Dog, which promises to go further than ever before in pitting contestants against each other

Six members of the public will take on different mental and physical tests to win what will be a "fantastic" prize.

he winners will be ruthless too - they have to nominate rivals for challenges they are most likely to fail.

To be shown in prime time next year, the show is looking for confident, lively people, aged 18 upwards.

For more info, call 020 8576 9901.

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