Martin Shaw
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Antarctica: Pole to Soul Part 1
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Photo Credit: Martin Bailey We are restless people. Over the last 100,000 years, a mere flutter of the eyelid in geological time, we have wandered the whole world. We have become physically planetary. Indeed our presence and actions on six of the world's continents in a fractional blink seem to be tipping us collectively, and our billions of fellow travellers in the global interconnected family of nature, into the Anthropocene. This is a new epoch for our one and only home in which what we do now ultimately shapes the destiny of all life on earth. Is this depressing? That we might literally be eating our future through unsustainable agriculture and diets that destroy our wild and wonderful spaces? That our appetite for cheap, available, abundant energy in the form of fossil fuels might slowly be cooking us all in an insulatory cloak of carbon dioxide? That we are already hugely rich beyond our craziest dreams, yet are willfully blinded by our Cyclops-like obsession with money? We ...
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Star of British TV hit 'The Professionals' dies aged 67
Yahoo News - about 3 years
British actor Lewis Collins, star of the cult television crime drama "The Professionals", has died at the age of 67, his agent said on Thursday. Collins, who played the taciturn tough guy Bodie alongside co-star Martin Shaw in the action-packed cop show, died in Los Angeles after a five-year battle with cancer. With its memorable theme tune and high-octane stunts, "The Professionals" was one of the biggest hits on British television during its run from 1977 to 1981. Collins also starred in the 1982 film "Who Dares Wins" about the British army's elite Special Air Service (SAS).
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Chef Martyn Shaw showcases the best in local food produce at The Dining Room, Driffield, East Yorkshire
Birdlington Free Pass - over 3 years
A Driffield chef has hosted an event showcasing the best of Yorkshire’s producers and suppliers.
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Michael Giltz: DVD: China Beach Is Finally Available for Binge Viewing
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It seems like every TV show ever made is out on DVD or streaming on demand. But that's far from true. China Beach is the latest show fans have been eagerly anticipating to finally get the boxed set it deserves. But many more shows are still waiting. Where's all of Hill Street Blues and I'll Fly Away and The Wonder Years and St. Elsewhere, just to name a few? What shows are you dying to see released in full so you can watch it from beginning to end? CHINA BEACH THE COMPLETE SERIES ($199.95 DVD; TimeLife) - Well, it took forever (blame the music) but when they finally did it, they did it right. Beloved cult drama China Beach is finally out in a gorgeous boxed set that includes all 62 episodes on 21 discs, along with hours and hours of reunions, bonus features, commentary tracks and more. It's all housed in an impressive and handsome box that's attractive but compact which fits easily alongside the other shows in your collection. For now, the set is available directly from ...
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Music Review: The Julian Bliss Septet - A Tribute to Benny Goodman
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Music Review: The Julian Bliss Septet - A Tribute to Benny Goodman Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 6:58 a.m., Saturday, October 13, 2012 Better known as a classical clarinetist, having appeared as a soloist with such world class orchestras as the London Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony, and the City of Birmingham Symphony, Julian Bliss now turns his attention to classic jazz with his album A Tribute to Benny Goodman. On his first visit to New York City at the age of seven, already a "classical clarinetist in the making," he chose for a souvenir a recording of Goodman's greatest hits. Modeling his ensemble on the Goodman sextet that featured guitar great Charlie Christian, Bliss collaborating with pianist and arranger Neal Thornton and added a trumpet (Martin Shaw) so that they could include a few of ...
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DVD Review: George Gently, Series 4
Blogger News Network - over 4 years
This is the fourth series of this acclaimed British mystery. An upstanding detective takes on a dangerous world in 1960’s England. George Gently Series 4 is now going to be available on DVD and on Blu-ray. We have Martin Shaw back in the lead role of Inspector George Gently from London now working in the [...]
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The United States and "atrocity prevention", Martin Shaw
Open Democracy - almost 5 years
The formation of an official agency charged with helping Washington identify and address threats of atrocity around the world is notable. But the United States's own foreign-policy record raises serious questions over its likely impact, says Martin Shaw. In a speech at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) on 23 April 2012, President Barack Obama launched a "comprehensive strategy" to "prevent and respond to atrocities". He has charged his new  Atrocities Prevention Board (APB) with "helping the US government identify and address atrocity threats, and oversee institutional changes that will make us more nimble and effective". The APB - chaired by Samantha Power, author of an an indictment of earlier US inaction on genocide, A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide [Harper Collins, 2003]) - will be strengthened by the inclusion of representatives of all the main departments of the US gove ...
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Costume Party
Monterey County Weekly - almost 5 years
Feather boas, action figures and ’70s rock represent just a sampling of the Billy Martini Show’s charisma.
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Paper-thin action flop fails to deliver
Guardian - almost 5 years
Things always seem a little bit clearer in the cold light of day, but that isn’t the case with this particular action thriller. In fact, I’d go as far as saying I spent most of the film feeling like I was being kept in the dark. With the fifth chapter of the Die Hard series set to hit the big screen early next year, Bruce Willis lays to rest any doubts he can still shake it down with the bad guys when put to the test – this time as CIA operative Martin Shaw rather than NYC cop John McClane. Though Willis’ appearance maybe brief, his on screen demeanour carries more punch than Henry Cavill’s wooden attempt at playing his son, Will, who is forced to step into his father’s shoes for the sake of saving his family. Terrorists have kidnapped Will’s mum, brother and brother’s girlfriend after storming their yacht off the coast of Spain, in the midst of a rare holiday for the Shaws. Confused, distraught, irate and panic-stricken, Will, unwillingly, find himself at the centre of Government ...
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DVD review: ‘George Gently – Series 1’ (Blu-ray)
NewsOK.com Blogs - almost 5 years
He’s an oddly named London copper with a tragic past and an avuncular, plodding way of getting at the solution to a crime. And he’s shipped off to the foggy northern provinces where he’s partnered with an ambitious, quick-on-the-trigger young detective sergeant who’s brashly impatient with his boss’s old-school ways. That’s the essential set-up for the BBC crime series “Inspector George Gently,” a cerebral police procedural that’s winning a devoted following in the U.S. and that now has a spanking new first season out on Blu-ray DVD. “George Gently – Series 1” offers up the first three 90-minute episodes of the series that first aired on British TV in 2007-8, and it aptly sets up the series’ premise and showcases the craggy beauty of the show’s locale (supposedly set in Northumberland, the first season was actually shot along the Irish coast). Drawn from a series of 30-plus “George Gently” crime novels by the late Alan Hunter that were published from 1955-99, the series stars v ...
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Killer Martin Shaw pictured with 13-inch knife he's just used to murder his girlfriend
Daily Mail (UK) - about 5 years
Addict <a class="fplink fp-188297" href="/martin+shaw">Martin Shaw</a> stabbed mother-of-one Danielle Thompson 20 times in the chest in a frenzied attack at their home in Chaddesden, Derbyshire.
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Mutuals' gross lending and savings continue to strengthen - Investment International
Google News - over 5 years
... grown and how much potential it has to grow further, as a result of renewed interest from Government and consumers who see the mutual sector as a viable alternative to share holder owned companies,&#39; said Martin Shaw, chief executive officer of the AFM
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Inspector George Gently: Martin Shaw Back for Fifth Series on BBC - Suite101.com
Google News - over 5 years
Inspector George Gently returns to BBC One on Sunday 4 September 2011 in the first of two feature length adventures starring Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby. Inspector George Gently returns to BBC One on Sunday 4 September in the first of two feature
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4-H Fair crunched to just one day - Worcester Telegram
Google News - over 5 years
Martin Shaw of Oxford, fair chairman for four years, said he always is impressed by the people attracted to the 4-H program. “It&#39;s a great group of kids. They&#39;re always helping the other kids out.” 4-H educator Lorraine Kiritsis of Charlton,
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There are too many male detective programmes on TV, says BBC chief - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
They include Inspector George Gently, starring Martin Shaw, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, with Nathaniel Parker, and Case Histories, starring Jason Isaacs, on BBC1. Others are New Tricks, featuring three actors and Amanda Redman, and Sherlock,
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Nigel Waddington – Bigger Pictures – Cala Records - Audiophile Audition
Google News - over 5 years
... Oboe/Cor Anglais – Althea Talbot-Howard, Chris Redgate; Clarinets – Pete Furniss, Jon Carnac; Bassoons – Sarah Price, Glyn Williams; Trumpets – Steve Jones, Paul Newton, Steve Waterman, Pete Rolinson, Martin Shaw, Mike Diprose, Nigel Waddington;
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Martin Shaw returns as Inspector George Gently - Telegraph.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
As actor Martin Shaw prepares for a new series as the charismatic Inspector George Gently, he tells Elizabeth Grice why he needs his fix of solitude – be it in remote Scotland or at the controls of his vintage plane . Martin Shaw as Ray Doyle in The
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Inspector George Gently Series 3 DVD Available Exclusively From Acorn Media - Release-news.com (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Martin Shaw returns as Inspector George Gently, in Series 3 of the popular detective show, available on DVD in August; exclusively from Acorn Media. It&#39;s 1966 and the world is changing fast; now you can sit back and watch it all unfold before your eyes
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Man charged with Chaddesden murder remanded in custody - BBC News
Google News - over 5 years
She was taken to Royal Derby Hospital but died later from her injuries, a Derbyshire Police spokesman said. Martin Shaw, of Mayfield Road, Chaddesden, is due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 28 October
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Martin Shaw
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 70
    On 9 May 2015 he recited For the Fallen at VE Day 70: A Party to Remember in Horse Guards Parade, London which was broadcast on BBC 1.
    More Details Hide Details Although Shaw is not classified as a film actor he has had several roles over the years. His first film role was an Irish communist in Love on the Dole (1966). Better known is his 70s role of Banquo in Roman Polanski's Macbeth. He has also been seen as an undercover Second World War operative in Operation Daybreak; a singing and dancing futuristic magician "Zax" in Facelift; the role of Rachid in the 1973 film The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, and a wanted villain leading a life on the run in a circus troop in Ladder of Swords. Shaw has narrated many audiobooks, including Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Silmarillion; Swift's Gulliver's Travels; and Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights.
  • 2013
    Age 68
    In 2013 a new production of the classic play Twelve Angry Men at the Garrick Theatre London, Shaw played the part of the dissenting juror (identified as juror number 8.)
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  • 2012
    Age 67
    In March 2012, he also announced that he would become the official patron to the community organisation Stop Norwich UrBanisation or SNUB, which is trying to protect Norfolk's countryside from overdevelopment and excessive urbanisation.
    More Details Hide Details In the press release, he stated that he was "simply furious and upset by your plight and that of all of us who wish to live in quiet and peace. I will be your Patron and keep fighting".
  • 2010
    Age 65
    On 18 August 2010, Shaw collapsed during the first act of the matinee showing of A Country Girl at Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn.
    More Details Hide Details His agent, Roger Charteris, said he had been suffering from cracked ribs and was taking antibiotics for a severe chest infection. An understudy went on in his place. Shaw won two awards in 1996 for his performance as Lord Goring in the Broadway production of An Ideal Husband and was nominated for a third:
    In 2010 he presented a documentary for the BBC titled Dambusters Declassified in which he investigated and debunked some of the myths of the dambusters raid known as Operation Chastise story which had been portrayed in the books Enemy Coast Ahead and The Dambusters, and the film The Dam Busters.
    More Details Hide Details Among several voiceovers and appearances, in 1974, Shaw starred in a three-minute advertisement for the Mk II Ford Capri and in 1987, a TV advert for the Vauxhall Cavalier. Shaw is a celebrity activist for animal rights and animal welfare. He is the patron of the Hillside Animal Sanctuary in Norfolk, a charity organisation which provides a safe home for neglected and abused animals. He also supports Viva! and Dr Hadwen Trust.
  • 2006
    Age 61
    In December 2006, Shaw presented the six-part Discovery Channel Real Time TV series Martin Shaw: Aviators, produced by Twofour, which followed the two-year restoration of his Boeing Stearman biplane after it was crashed by another pilot at Old Buckenham airfield in Norfolk.
    More Details Hide Details Shaw fulfilled a lifetime ambition to take the controls of a Spitfire (owned by Maurice Bayliss) and, though take-off was not permitted, he also powered an English Electric Lightning (owned by Russell Carpenter) to 150 mph in three seconds along the runway at Cranfield Airport. Shaw also compared notes with the nonagenarian builder and developer of the modern autogyro, Wing Cdr. Ken Wallis.
    In 2006, Shaw narrated and appeared in a DVD chronicling the "Merlins over Malta" project.
    More Details Hide Details This featured the return of a World War II Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane from Britain to Malta for the first time in fifty years.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2003
    Age 58
    Between January 2003 and July 2008, Shaw and his current partner, Karen da Silva, were stalked by Sandra Price, a divorcee in her sixties.
    More Details Hide Details Price sent Shaw several letters (which he said he found "offensive and intrusive") as well as a 120-page dossier of her views on his career and a 45-minute cassette tape. In the early hours of a morning in July 2008, Price poured petrol through the door of da Silva's home. This action precipitated Price's arrest by police. In a two-day trial at King's Lynn Magistrates' Court (6–7 January 2009), Price pleaded guilty to damage to property. She was also convicted of harassment. Price was sentenced on 28 January. Although she avoided a custodial sentence, she was ordered to perform 240 hours of unpaid community work and to pay a contribution towards the Crown's costs of £800. An electronically monitored curfew between 19:00 and 07:00 was imposed and the complainants received a restraining order against Price.
    Between seasons of Judge John Deed, Shaw took the role of poetic bespectacled forensic detective Adam Dalgliesh in P.D. James's Death in Holy Orders in 2003 and The Murder Room in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details After the sixth season of Judge John Deed had been filmed, Shaw appeared in the series Apparitions broadcast by the BBC in 2008. This was Shaw's first project as executive director.
  • 2001
    Age 56
    In 2001, he took the title role in the BBC drama Judge John Deed.
    More Details Hide Details The character gave an editorial voice to the television writer and producer G.F. Newman's ideas about lifestyle choices such as vegetarianism and alternative medicine as well as issues of social justice. One episode about the safety of the MMR vaccine was banned.
  • 1996
    Age 51
    He played Cecil Rhodes in Rhodes, an eight-part serial that aired in 1996 and was filmed on location in South Africa.
    More Details Hide Details Shaw's younger son, Joe, took early leave of his drama school course to play the part of the youthful Rhodes. From 2007 he played the title role in the BBC TV series Inspector George Gently with co-star Lee Ingleby.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1983
    Age 38
    In 1983, Shaw played Robert Falcon Scott in The Last Place on Earth.
    More Details Hide Details The series was filmed at Frobisher Bay near the city of Iqaluit on Baffin Island, Canada. In interview at the time, Shaw commented that he generally responded well to the testing physical conditions, particularly when they enhanced the reality of the scene. In the same year he played Sir Henry Baskerville in The Hound of the Baskervilles, an adaptation of the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He acted opposite Ian Richardson's Sherlock Holmes and Donald Churchill's Dr. Watson.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1968
    Age 23
    Shaw has been married three times. His first wife was actress Jill Allen, whom he married in 1968.
    More Details Hide Details They had three children together: Luke Shaw, an actor; Joe Shaw, an actor and director and Sophie Shaw, an actor and singer with the band "Blue Harlem". Shaw's second wife was former nurse turned alternative therapist and core process psychotherapist, Maggie Mansfield. Shaw's third wife was TV presenter, environmental activist and fellow pilot Vicky Kimm. In 1971, Shaw became a follower of Charan Singh, a master of the ancient spiritual tradition of Sant Mat. This involved a strict lacto vegetarian diet, meditation, yoga and the avoidance of alcohol and other mind-altering drugs. In interviews and in the Martin Shaw – Aviators documentary series, Shaw readily shares his passion for vintage aeroplanes. He is the holder of a private pilot's licence.
  • 1967
    Age 22
    Shaw began television work in 1967.
    More Details Hide Details Parts in one-off plays for Granada Television led to his playing hippy student Robert Croft, Lucile Hewitt's boyfriend, in Coronation Street. Another early role was booze and football-loving Welsh medical student Huw Evans in the television comedy series Doctor in the House. Huw Evans later returned in the Doctor at Large episode "Mother and Father Doing Well" as a nervous expectant father. Shaw appeared with future co-star Lewis Collins in an episode of The New Avengers. Both played the roles of terrorists. Shaw portrayed Ray Doyle ("Agent 4–5") in the British television series The Professionals (1977–1981), opposite Collins. Shaw played another law-enforcement role in the 1990s ITV production The Chief.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1945
    Age 0
    Born on January 21, 1945.
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