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November 2011

Marvellous Sketches for a Marvellous Charity

On Wednesday night there was a Gala evening at the Matilda The Musical performance, hosted by Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity . Tim was one of many special guests, all there to raise money for this truly marvellous charity which believes that “every child has the right to a good quality of life, no matter how ill they are…” and works hard to provide nurses, carers, toys and equipment to improve the lives of seriously ill and disabled children in the UK.

At the event Tim; Quentin Blake, the illustrator who brought to life so many of Roald Dahl’s characters; Tony Ross, writer and illustrator of the Little Princess series and illustrator for the later publication of ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ and author/illustrator Louise Yates, who wrote the award winning tale ‘Dog loves books’ all drew sketches to be auctioned on eBay for the charity. Tim drew Quentin Blake!

There will be six items up for auction, all sketches and charcoals and you can find more details and how to bid for them here.

EDIT: Once the auction closed on Sunday 27th November, @RoaldDahlFund, the official Twitter account of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity tweeted: “Huge thanks to the splendid people who bid in our illustration auction – over £6k raised to help many families of seriously ill children”.


White Wine In The Sun

This year, once again, all the proceeds from Tim’s beautiful, seasonally sentimental Christmas song ‘White Wine in the Sun’ will go to The National Autistic Society (NAS) which provides support, information and services for people with autism and their families and campaigns for “a better world for people with autism”.

It‘s available to download from various online sources including iTunes (as ever) but this applies to all legitimate downloads of the single from November 1st 2011 to February 1st 2012.

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There will be yet more Tim on your radio stations and telly boxes this week! For your ease of viewing and listening pleasure, please find the dates and some ATTs* below for your perusal:

Wednesday 16th November

Robert Elms
BBC Radio London 1pm-3pm
ATT* 1pm

The Matt Edmondson Show
BBC Radio 1 9pm-10pm
Sorry, no ATT* available

Thursday 17th November

BBC Breakfast
BBC One 6am-9.15am
ATT* after 8:30am

The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show
Absolute Radio 6am-10am
Sorry, no ATT* available

Friday 18th November

Danny Wallace Breakfast Show
XFM 6.30am-10am
Sorry, no ATT* available

Front Row
BBC Radio 4 7.15pm-7.45pm
Sorry, no ATT* available.

*Please note, again, these ATTs (approximate Timmy times) are subject to change and are just a guide

If you miss any of the national BBC radio shows you’ll be able to catch up later using the BBC iPlayer. BBC radio broadcasts and their iPlayer catchups are also available to listen to worldwide.

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Happy UK DVD Release Day!

That’s right, if you’re in the UK, you should be able to pop down to your local DVD retailer of choice and see Tim’s face, resplendent with big hair and thick eye makeup, staring out at you from the shelves because Tim Minchin and The Heritage Orchestra (Live at the Royal Albert Hall) goes on sale today!

To celebrate this, we’ve got an exclusive, new clip just for you from the aforementioned DVD to whet your appetite for it.

Australians, you’ll be able to pick yourselves up a copy from the 23rd November.

Full details are contained in this here news post, and the DVD can be ordered from this here shop.

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Tim will be appearing on Blue Peter, 4.30pm BBC One this coming Monday, 14th November 2011. He and presenter Barney Harwood will be teaming up to write a comedy song about some of the people and programmes on CBBC. Quite a challenge!

EDIT: Unfortunately Tim’s appearance on Blue Peter appears to have been re-scheduled at the last minute. It now looks like Tim will be on tomorrow’s Blue Peter, 15th November, according to the BBC and it is listed as such here.

Three radio shows on Monday 14th November:

Lauren Laverne
BBC Radio 6 Music: 10am-1pm
ATT* 11.20am

Richard Bacon Show
BBC Radio 5Live: 2pm-4pm Tim’ll be talking to Phil Williams, who’s sitting in for Richard.
ATT* 2pm

Scott Mills
BBC Radio 1: 4pm-7pm
ATT* 5pm

After such a busy Monday he’ll just be on the one radio show on Tuesday 15th November:

Steve Wright in the Afternoon
BBC Radio 2: 2pm-5pm Tim’s talking to Patrick Kielty who is sitting in for Steve Wright.
Sorry no ATT* available for this one.

*Please note these ATTs (approximate Timmy times) are subject to change and are just a guide.

If you miss any of these shows you’ll be able to catch up later using the BBC iPlayer.

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Admit it – who boogied to that then or became slightly hypnotised by the pretty lights?

In the UK Tim’s new DVD Tim Minchin and The Heritage Orchestra (Live at the Royal Albert Hall) will be released on the 14th November on DVD, Double play (DVD and Blu-ray) and as a special, limited, DVD edition from Amazon. In Australia it’ll be out on the 23rd November on DVD and Blu-ray.

Take a look here for the official trailer and full tracklist and details and you can already pre-order from the shop.

There are more funky video clips heading this way so keep your eyes peeled and stay on your toes at the ready to dance…

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