Thursday, August 16The Voice of London


Magical Remakes

Entertainment, Film & TV
Two of the greatest movies of all time are being remade – Willy Wonka and Mary Poppins are set to come back to the big screen. Reporter: Marta Szymborska |  Sub-Editor: Alex Clement Mary Poppins will make a great return on Christmas Day 2018 with the story evolving around Mary Poppins paying a visit to now all grown up, Michael and Jane Banks. What makes the wait even more exciting (yet agonizing but definitely worth it), is the cast. Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins and Meryl Streep as her cousin Topsy Turvey. Lin-Manuel Miranda who is known for ‘Hamilton’, one of the world’s biggest musicals, will take on the role of new character Jack, a street lamplighter. Rumours have it that Colin Firth will also be joining the cast as he is currently in negotiations with Disney. David Heyman

Two Years Over In 14 Seconds: What’s Next For Cheryl?

Celebrity, Entertainment
Global superstar Cheryl enters a new chapter in her life with new music, a new man…and perhaps a new baby? Reporter - Chrys Salter | Sub-Editor - Alex Clement Indefinitely branded as the ‘Nations Sweetheart’ back in 2009, Cheryl began her solo career after leaving the hugely successful girl band ‘Girls Aloud.’ She was happily married and in high spirits, with her debut single ‘Fight For This Love’ selling over one million copies in the UK, and charting at number one in over 13 countries across Europe. Since then, her career has continued to grow, with Cheryl now holding the record for the most number one singles achieved by any UK female artist...ever; Fight For This Love (2009), Promise This (2010), Call My Name (2012), Crazy Stupid love (2014) and I Don’t Care (2014). Unfortunately

Roald Dahl’s Big Christmas Comeback

Entertainment, Film & TV
‘Revolting Rhymes’ will be adapted for the BBC this December. Reporter: Alex Clement | Sub-Editor: Marta Szymborska The small collection of rhymes by the great Roald Dahl will be making its comeback this Christmas, and on to our screens. ‘Revolting Rhymes’ was written in 1982 and makes up of six stories, which recite the classical fairytales we know and love, but with twists and turns that will surprise us all. The producers who created ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Room on the Broom’, will be behind this latest TV adaptation and it’ll be shown on BBC One this December. It will mark 100 years since the birth of the beloved Roald Dahl, and to celebrate, stars such as David Walliams, Dominc West, Rob Brydon and Tamsin Grieg are said to be voicing characters in his stories. Rose Leslie, Bertie

Tom Cruise Hits the Red Carpet for the European Premiere of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Celebrity, Entertainment, Film & TV, Uncategorized
The stars of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back hit the red carpet last night to promote the movie and to meet their adoring fans. Reporter: Sasha Wickenden  | Sub- Editor: Alex Clement Many people arrived from 6am eager to see the man himself, Tom Cruise, in the hopes of getting an autograph and a selfie. He did not disappoint, arriving early despite just flying in to London from LA so he could ensure he met everyone. With the help of his PA, Tom made sure each photo came out clear and blur free saying to one fan, “check the photo, make sure it’s ok” before heading down further. Cruise, who had returned to play Jack Reacher was also joined by his to female co-stars; Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) and Danika Yarosh (Heroes Reborn). Smulders also spent time signing and taking phot