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December 2013

The spectacular Jesus Christ Superstar, with Tim playing his, award winning, dream role of Judas Iscariot, is on Channel 5 on Monday 30th December, 2013, at 11:35pm.

The show was filmed over two nights at Birmingham’s NIA, for a delighted and emotional crowd, when it first toured UK arenas in 2012. The fabulous cast also includes Melanie C as Mary Magdalene, Alexander Hanson in the role of Pontius Pilate, Chris Moyles as King Herod and winner of the ITV prime-time show Superstar Ben Forster in the title role of Jesus.

So if you want to see Tim brooding, rocking and [spoiler alert] dying in dreadlocks and tatts, now’s your chance. If the late time slot doesn’t suit you then fear not, it should appear on Demand 5 shortly after it airs.

UPDATE 30/12/2013: Our apologies – Channel 5 inform us that they will not be putting this up on Demand 5. However, if you can’t catch or record the programme, the DVD and Blu-ray are available in UK shops and online from various places including the JCS website and Amazon. (The DVD and Blu-ray are also available in Australia and the US.)

Here are a few (spoilery) clips to whet your appetite:

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Tim will be joining a stellar line-up of guests for Jingle Bell Joe: Radio 2 House Party on Monday 23rd December, 2013, 10pm – 11pm (GMT) on BBC Radio 2.

Recorded live, before an appreciative studio audience, the show is hosted by singer-songwriter and pianist Joe Stilgoe who brings his band and plenty of seasonal fun and festivities to the proceedings.

Joe will be ‘singterviewing’ Tim at the piano(s) and Tim’ll perform a much loved favourite or two. Other treats include Dutch jazz vocalist Caro Emerald, performing A Night Like This, and 6 Music and Radio 2 DJ Cerys Matthews dueting with Joe on Baby It’s Cold Outside. You’ll also hear dashing Homeland star Damian Lewis as you’ve never heard him before.

So settle down with an appropriate beverage in front of a suitable source of twinkly light and heat, switch on the digital supplier of your radio signal and allow this delightful festive fayre to wash over you.

Remember: BBC Radio Two is available internationally, so you’ll be able to catch this worldwide if you can listen live.

If you miss it on the evening then the show will be up on BBC iPlayer, for those in the UK, shortly after it airs.

Tim and Joe at Ronnie Scott's earlier this year

Tim and Joe at Ronnie Scott’s earlier this year

Joe has a shiny new album out on Christmas Eve Eve too: Songs On Film.

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Below are a few bits of news that may be of interest. Bit of a gig, bit of a record, some charity stuff… that sort of thing.

I hope you’ve all had wonderful years.

Peace be with you, and also with me. etc


Rock for the Docs

I’m doing a gig at Koko in Camden on Thursday 19th December. Doors open at 7pm, action being onstage from 8pm.

All proceeds will go to Medicins Sans Frontieres; specifically their incredible, brave, and important work in Syria. You can get tickets here. They are £22 including a booking fee.

I’ll be playing non-comic originals and some not-at-all-amusing covers with my motley band of moderately talented musicians. There will be a support act of some sort, too, but we don’t know who it is yet. In fact, we don’t really know what the gig is going to be, except that it will be very good fun, and for a very good cause.

To reiterate: this is not a comedy gig. Well, not deliberately.

You should seriously consider coming.

A message from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)

MSF helps people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from health care.

Our teams have performed 368,589 medical consultations and 5,599 surgical procedures in and around Syria since the conflict began. They have also delivered 1,516 babies inside Syria. They couldn’t do this without your support – over 90 percent of their income is from small private donations.

Find out more: http://www.msf.org.uk/syria


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