Agnetha’s Collectors year?

12 01 2010

Cdon are now listing the new Agnetha box “3  Original Album Classic”.  As this is Agnetha’s 60th year we are all hoping on some type of collectors items to mark this year. This will do nicly to start with. Let’s hope Polar & Universal move the plans they have into reality and release something really special. Watch this space!





Abba duo linked to Torchwood musical

6 01 2010

The BBC is reporting that according to a new book, ABBA frontmen Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, were once considered for a musical version of Doctor Who spin-off show, Torchwood.

In it, head writer Russell T Davies reveals that he was asked about the concept and told: “They have the two chaps from Abba on board.”

Davies said after he had finished laughing he asked for clarification.

He was told: “Yep. Bjorn and Benny love Torchwood.” But the idea never progressed beyond the early stages.

Other revelations in The Writer’s Tale: The Final Chapter include a conversation between Davies and the Prince of Wales in which the first in line to the throne said he would “love to” appear in Doctor Who.

‘Are those ears real?’

However the prince said he was unable to because he “gets too many requests like that”.

Davies, who was being made an OBE for services to drama at Buckingham Palace, said he replied by asking the prince: ‘Never mind that, are those ears real?’

According to the book, which is released later this month, the team behind the show had wanted Prince Charles to make a cameo appearance in the programme’s 2007 Christmas Special, Voyage of the Damned, which starred pop star Kylie Minogue.

The Writer’s Tale is made up of two and a half years of e-mails between Russell T Davies and journalist Benjamin Cook.

They discuss the process of producing Doctor Who and its associated programmes Torchwood and the Sarah Jane Adventures.






Calling ALL Fans!

4 01 2010

Phillippe from the great site abbainter.net has posted a request for help in getting some video items from forthcoming Swedish TV – if you can help please contact him here.

Below is the plea from his website.

An URGENT Request from

ABBAINTER.NET

! Calling all ABBA fans in Scandinavia !
For once, i ask you something :
could you, please, record the following TV show
and send it to ABBAinter.net via MegaUpload
or on DVD via my postal address ?

If you are able and kind enough to do that,
please, contact me here

Afterwards,
i’ll do my best to share it online with your name credited.

Here are the details of the show :

Tuesday, January 5th on SVT1
starts at 18.10 (6.10pm) / ends at 19.30 (7.30pm)
program : “Minnenas Television – Nöjesmaskinen”

Ett program från den första säsongen, 1982.
Stina Lundberg och Sven Melander hyllar den
då just bortgångna filmkomikern Jaques Tati
och samtalar med huvudgästerna John Denver och ABBA.
Givetvis blir det också pingviner och ballongdans.
Allt i “Ove Nilssons mammas favoritprogram”.





Mamma Mia! New Years Honours Lists 2010

3 01 2010

Mamma Mia director Phyllida Lloyd lands CBE in New Year’s honours

The woman who helped create the film and stage musical Mamma Mia!and smashed box office records leads a glittering showbusiness cast honoured today in the New Year’s Honours List.

Phyllida Lloyd, 52, made her feature film debut with Mamma Mia!, which was a hit first in the UK, then on Broadway, and eventually around the world.

She said of her CBE: “It’s a complete surprise. I hope the Queen is a fan of Mamma Mia! – I know that Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are fans.”

Ms Lloyd directed the cinema version in 2008, starring Colin Firth, Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan and featuring Abba tracks such as Dancing Queen and Take A Chance On Me.






Welcome 2010

1 01 2010