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Tuesday, 2 July, 2002, 09:46 GMT 10:46 UK
Chat show for Stereos drummer
Stereophonics
Drummer Cable, right, is an ideal chat show host
Talkative Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable is launching a new career - as a television chat show host.

Production starts Tuesday on a new programme set for air on the BBC later this year - aptly-named Cable TV.

Six shows are planned, featuring a mix of celebrities, current affairs and new music acts.


He is thrilled to have the opportunity to do what he does best - talking to his friends

John Brown, Stereophonics manager

Cable was last seen performing with the band at the weekend, when they topped the bill at the sell-out Glastonbury Festival.

They are also due to headline the Silverstone Grand Prix Charity Bash at the Northamptonshire circuit on Saturday, with Eddie Jordan.

Filming for the new TV show takes place at The Pop Factory in Porth and will take three weeks.The band helped officially open the building in August.

The multi-media studio is managed by production company Avanti, which has previously produced the band's Morfa Stadium and Cardiff Castle concerts for BBC Wales.

Excited drummer

Band manager John Brown told BBC News Online: "It will be a David Letterman-style chat show in Stuart's own inimitable fashion.

"The show will feature interviews with people in the news, entertainment and live music."

Comedian Rob Brydon, author Howard Marks, and soul punk quartet the Bellrays will be the first to film with Cable.

F1's guitar-playing Jordan will also appear later in the series.

"Stuart is very excited about it; the studio set is amazing," Brown added.

"He is thrilled to have the opportunity to do what he does best - talking to his friends."

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