Showbiz; The man in the know.
QI seem to recall a cartoon version of Christmas Carol with Mr Magoo as Scrooge. None of my workmates can recall seeing it. Is my mind paying tricks? A round of drinks is at stake.
J. Young, Glasgow A Lucky man. A round of drinks is yours. The short-sighted cartoon favourite did indeed star as Scrooge in Mr Magoo's Christmas Carol in 1962.
Q Can you tell me anything about the song at the end of the film Charlotte's Web. Who wrote it, what is it called and who sings it? QDid the Thomas Touch of Margaret Dott, Glasgow AThe ACharlotte was in Deep Waters song is called Ordinary Miracle. It's sung by Sarah McLachlan and was written by Glen Ballard and Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics. Sarah performed the song during the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics in her home town of Vancouver, in front of an estimated three billion television viewers worldwide. It's available on the Charlotte's Web soundtrack. If you think you know her voice from somewhere else, it will be singing the Randy Newman song When She Loved Me in Toy Story 2.
Q I'm watching repeats of The Professionals. I know Gordon Jackson is dead and Martin Shaw continues to appear on television, but what happened to Lewis Collins? Is he still alive? Margate Toze A Lewis Collins is still alive and is a 65-year-old dad-of-three who lives with his wife and sons in Los Angeles. After The Professionals and the 1982 movie Who Dares Wins, he moved to LA but the big parts Q Did the actress who plays Laurel Thomas in Emmerdale star in A Touch of Frost's Deep Waters? M. Wilson, Glasgow A Charlotte Bellamy, who plays Laurel, was in the 1996 A Touch of Frost's Deep Waters as Jamie Merrick.
failed to materialise. He launched a computer business and has had a few parts, including The Grimleys and The Bill in 2002. He has been linked to his first movie in a decade, the historical yarn 1066, which is to be filmed in Wales. You also asked where the three Professionals were born. Lewis was born in 1946 in Bidston, Birkenhead, Merseyside, while Martin Lewis was born in 1945 in Birmingham. Gordon Jackson was born in Glasgow in 1923 and died in London in 1990.