Where oh where has this year gone?

Jan/Feb/March whisked by in a flurry of ‘flu, floods, a new grandson and commuting Sonning for the Ayckbourn… this seems a million years away now. Since that (really lovely) job I have done several ‘shorts’, read several novels for audio, shot an episode of TOAST (see photo left), had really lovely feedback for THE ABANDONED…

Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Adventures

Tom Baker, Louise Jameson and John Leeson are returning as the Doctor, Leela and K9 in the fourth series of Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Adventures, which starts in January 2015. The series of eight one-hour audio adventures is released by Big Finish Productions. The run begins with The Exxilons by Nicholas Briggs, which sees…

Absurd Person Singular

Absurd Person Singular A Comedy By ALAN AYCKBOURN Directed By TOM LITTLER 23 January – 15 March 2014 Sunday Matinees: 2, 9, 16, 23 February & 2, 9 March The Mill at Sonning Theatre Ltd, Sonning Eye, Reading, Berkshire RG4 6TY An uproarious comedy about the tricky relationships between three differing couples, in three kitchens, over three…

Cleaning Up Screening

Tunbridge Wells Pop Up Cinema will be screening CLEANING UP, the award winning short film by The Guerrier Brothers and Big Finish on Thursday December 5th. Further details at www.twpopupcinema.com Tickets £6 on the door or online at www.twforum.co.uk or in advance for £5 from: The Pantiles Bookshop/ Pantiles Papertole Craft & Games Shop 13 The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge…

Radio 2 Documentary ‘Who Is The Doctor?’

Louise is interviewed as part of a new documentary to be broadcast on Radio 2 on Thursday 21st November at 10.30pm. On Saturday 23 November 23 1963, BBC TV broadcast the very first episode of Doctor Who. Fifty years later, the series is the most successful drama on television. In this special documentary, Radio 2 examines…

Shoot A Short A Month

Mother Knows Best starring Louise Jameson and James Unsworth is part of a series of short films by Darren J. Field. Filmaker Darren set himself the task of shooting one short film a month during 2013. More details at www.facebook.com/shootashortamonth 

Buy Cleaning Up starring Mark Gatiss and Louise Jameson

“Mr Jackson is the perfect hitman: cold, calculating and professional. You see him and you die – don’t you?” The award-winning thriller Cleaning Up is now available to buy from bigfinish.com, in two versions: £1.99 ROOKIE – the film £4.99 HITMAN – the film plus alternate ‘first cut’ with writer/director commentary, a behind the scenes…

Walk for Life 2013

Louise will be walking 10k with Team Gay Times in aid of Terence Higgins Trust, if you want to support please donate at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LouiseJameson1 every penny counts! UPDATE: On Sunday 16th June, a bevy of Dr Who’s former companions were among 450 people who took part in a jungle-inspired fundraising walk in London in aid…

Robots, Running and Repast

Thank you so much everyone for all your birthday wishes. I have had the best of all possible weekends and feel very blessed. Yesterday ROBOTS OF DEATH and our proceeding panel with Tom Baker and Philip Hinchliffe at the BFI went down a storm. The fab Matt Evenden sorted me a birthday cake delivered on…

Gutted

Friday 26 April – Saturday 25 May Gutted is a fast-paced, powerful new play by Rikki Beadle-Blair. Starring Louise Jameson as Bridie Prospect, the mother of four boys in a dysfunctional South London family . This is a story about love, family and sordid secrets told through the eyes of four brothers. When the eldest…

Doctor Who special edition of Pointless

Saturday 23 March at 6:00pm on BBC1 The show will feature four pairs of well-known Doctor Who stars pitted against each other to win the Pointless Trophy: the companion team of Louise Jameson and Frazer Hines; the seventh Doctor team of Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred; the ‘noble’ team of Bernard Cribbins and Jacqueline King; and finally the “sixth Doctor” pairing of Nicola Bryant and Andrew…

My Gay Best Friend at Big Blue Box 2

Sat 16th March 2013 8.15pm A charity performance of My Gay Best Friend, an award-winning play which she co-wrote with fellow performer Nigel Fairs, will be held at The Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. My Gay Best Friend starts in a ladies’ loo in Eastbourne. Rachel is furious because her gay best friend Gavin hasn’t turned up to support her…

Remembering Tenko

“You are now in Japanese prison camp. British have been conquered by superior Nippon forces. You are no longer proud colonialists. You are fourth class women!” The BBC’s women prisoner-of-war drama Tenko is one of the most well-loved TV series of all time. Between 1981 and 1985 as many as 16 million viewers regularly tuned…

One Wedding and An Operation!

Excuse me for the late blog… My son got married last week. So I now have a beautiful daughter-in-law, Cherisse, and a step grandson Hudson Tiger. Both of them adorable. They have had a whirlwind romance, and now here they are, welcomed into the Jameson mafia! I have recently filmed an episode of HOLBY CITY…

The Offies

Louise presented an award at The Offies (The Off West End Theatre Awards) Sunday 5th February. The awards are to recognise and celebrate the excellence, innovation and ingenuity of independent theatres across London. Louise (pictured with Alison Steadman and Nigel Fairs) says “Off West End is the maternity ward of creativity and I am proud…

Happy New Year

A happy, healthy, wondrous, prosperous, love-filled New Year to you all. Welcome to the ‘new look’ website courtesy of Matt Evenden (www.starfishconsultants.co.uk). January kicks off with 3 projects for me. On January 6th my production company records MY MOTHER WAS AN ALIEN IS THAT WHY I’M GAY by Nigel Fairs (www.nigelfairs.com) This comedy/drama will launch…

The Face of Evil

January 1st 2012 marks the 35th anniversary of Louise’s debut in Doctor Who playing Leela, warrior of The Sevateem. The Face of Evil episode 1 aired at 6.20pm on New Years Day 1977. The DVD for this story is being released 5th March and includes a commentary with Louise and Tom Baker as well as…

Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Adventures

Louise Jameson is reunited with Tom Baker in a number of audio adventures for Big Finish, to be released from the beginning of 2012. The first season of six single-disc releases will begin in January 2012, with a second season of seven single-disc releases to follow at a date to be confirmed. There will also…

Chicago and Chagall

Just returned from the Chicago TARDIS Doctor Who convention where we were treated right royally. They couldn’t have been more welcoming. It is such an odd mixture of consumerism and generosity with people literally storming the shopping malls to get a bargain, quite frightening images on their 24 hour news channel, and then the love and the…

Cleaning Up

Mr. Jackson is the perfect hitman. Cold, calculating and professional. You see him and you die. Don’t you? Cleaning Up stars Mark Gatiss, Louise Jameson and Anton Romaine Thompson. It is the debut short film by the Guerrier Brothers. Running Time 12 mins approx. Visit the official Cleaning Up website at www.guerrierbrothers.com Update: Cleaning Up…