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September 2013

It looks like BBC Radio 4 Extra are dusting off their Timmy archive this week, airing not one, but two of Tim’s earlier radio shows!

Things kick off on Thursday, 12th September 2013 at 10:30pm, with an outing of Strings, the sitcom pilot Tim wrote for BBC Radio 2’s Comedy Showcase in 2010.

Strings follows Jonny (played by Tim), the lead singer of the band Perspex. The band are on the brink of success having just released a hit single, however, Jonny is struggling with feelings of being unfulfilled.

The show also features a mix of re-recorded Minchin classics and exclusive new material and stars the delicious vocal talents of Peter Serafinowicz, Will Adamsdale, Rosalie Craig, Emily Watson Howes, Dan Antopolski, Lizzie Roper and Lewis McLeod.

Then on Saturday, 14th September 2013 at 10pm, you’ve got the chance to catch Tim’s 2006/2007 New Year’s special, Tim Minchin and Friends.

The show has Tim performing raft of his retro numbers (and one written especially) on a piano, with backing from the Tim Minchin Swinging Duo of Musicalness.

The programme also features appearances from Tim’s friends – children’s entertainer Jeremy Lions; singer-songwriter Lucie Silvas and the indescribable vocalist Reggie Watts (yes, there is a Reggie/Tim collaboration).

If you can’t wait until Saturday, the BBC put a couple of songs online that didn’t make the edit and you can check those beauties out here.

Both shows will be available on iPlayer afterwards, if you accidentally manage to miss them, and you’ll be able to listen to them worldwide both live and on iPlayer.

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Hosanna! The spectacular Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Tour DVD, with Tim cast in his (award winning) dream role as Judas Iscariot, will be released in the USA on the 10th September 2013! The DVD and Blu-ray are already available for pre-order from Amazon.

The production was filmed over two nights at Birmingham’s NIA when the show toured UK arenas in 2012. As well as Tim in the role of Judas, the fabulous cast includes Melanie C as Mary Magdalene, Chris Moyles as King Herod and Winner of the ITV primetime show Superstar Ben Forster in the title role of Jesus.

Here are a few clips to give you a taste of how Tim and the cast entranced audiences, broke their hearts and rocked their asses!
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