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Hello and welcome to My Weekly Geekery, the show in which I talk about what's been
going on in my geeky world over the past seven days.
Top story this week is that the National Theatre had a special gala event at the
weekend to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
The performance on Saturday was broadcast live on BBC2
and if you didn't, I recommend you try to watch it. The event featured actors such
Adrian Lester, Derek Jacobi, Benedict Cumberbatch, Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon,
Ralph Fiennes, Judi Dench, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Christopher Eccleston,
Anna Maxwell Martin, Simon Russell Beale, Roger Allam,
Helen Mirren, Alex Jennings, Dominic Cooper, James Corden
and Frances de la Tour. Excerpts were performed from productions including Hamlet,
Guys and Dolls, Angels in America, A Little Night Music, The History Boys,
Othello and The Habit of Art. Seriously, once in a lifetime performance,
see it if you can. The first ever YouTube Music Awards were held in New York at the
weekend, the event was streamed
live. Artist of the year was named as Eminem with I Knew You Were Trouble by
winning the YouTube Phenomenon award. Lady Gaga and Eminem performed at the event.
In Doctor Who news, the BBC Radio lineup for the fiftieth anniversary has been
Radio 2 will air two programs on Thursday November 21st,
Who is the Doctor? a program looking at the lasting popularity of the show,
and The Blaggers Guide to Doctor Who hosted by David Quantick.
BBC Radio 4 Extra will air a week of adventures from the 16th to 22nd of
They will be, in order, Doctor Who and the Daleks with William Russell,
Protect and Shelter with Sylvester McCoy, Fanfare for the Common Men with Peter
A Thousand Tiny Wings, again with McCoy, Farewell Great Macedon,
Human Resources with Sheridan Smith, and Dalek Invasion of Earth,
again with Russell. In other Doctor Who news Peter Davison has been added to the list of
guests at the
three-day Doctor Who fiftieth anniversary celebration event
at the Excel Centre in London. Other Doctors attending include Matt Smith,
Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker
and Tom Baker. It has also been announced that The Day of the Doctor will be
screened at the event but places are limited.
It has been confirmed that Aaron Taylor Johnson will play Quicksilver
in the Avengers: Age of Ultron.This has been a rumour for quite some time
but it hasn't been confirmed by Marvel as of the filming of this.
I know I go on a bit about Catching Fire with very little news to go on about,
but there is an Imax poster for Catching Fire and it is
There is a link below. Speaking of posters, 7 promo pictures have been released for
The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug,
they feature characters including Bilbo Baggins, Legolas
and Gandalf. And finally it has been confirmed that
Agents of SHIELD will air a crossover episode with the film
Thor: The Dark World later this month. The episode entitled The Well will be
aired on November 19th in the US and will follow on from the events of the Thor film
which is released on
November 8th. So in conclusion, do whatever you've got to do to see Live from the National Theatre:
Fifty Years on Stage, seriously it is excellent. If you're in the UK it is on the iPlayer
until Saturday 9th November.
This has been My Weekly Geekery.