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Golden Years Cinema Dates

Due to demand, further cinema dates have been released for Golden Years, the OAP ‘heist with heart’ movie co-written by Nick.

Please see below for screenings.


20th May 2016

Riverside Woodbridge(7days)

Luxe Wisbech(7days

Cinema Ilkley(8days)

Kino Rye 7days

Curzon Clevedon (7days)

Premier Dorking Halls Dorking(7days)

21st May 2016

Warwick Arts Centre Warwick  2 days 21st/25th May

22nd May 2016

The Fullarton Castle Douglas (1 day)

25TH May 2016

Parkway Cinema Barnsley(2days 25/5 &1/6

27TH May 2016

The Birks Aberfeldy 3days

Stamford Art Centre 3days

29TH May 2016

Corn Exchange Wallingford 2 DAYS

3rd June 2016

The Malthouse   Wirksworth(Derbyshire) 2days

6th June 2016

Phoenix Square Leicester(4days)

7th June 2016

The Plough Arts Centre Torrington(2days 7th&12th)

Wyllyotts Theatre Potters Bar 2 days

South Holland Centre Spalding 2days

10th June 2016

Ritz Belper(2days)

Tavistock Wharf Devon(7days)

Flavel  Dartmouth

12th June 2016

Forum         Nothallerton(4days 12/17/18/24 th june

Regent Christchurch 3days 12th/20th/21st

Errol Flynn Filmhouse Northampton(4days)

Windmill Theatre Littlehampton(4days)

14th June 2016

Pavillions Teignmouth(1day)

Pavilion Hailsham(3days)

16th June2016

Odeon Leeds Bradford(1day group booking)

Rex Berkhamstead(1day)

17TH June 2016

Savoy Monmouth (7days)

Lynton Cinema North Devon(7days)

19th June 2016

Theatr Gwaun Fishguard(4days)

20th June 2016

Festival Drayton Centre Shrophire(1days)

21st June 2016

Little Theatre Sheringham (1 day 2 shows)

The Elgiva Theatre Chesham(1day)

24th June 2016

Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough(4days)

26th June 2016

The Roses      Tewkesbury 4days 26th/27th/28th/29th

27th June 2016

Forum Northampton(2days)

28th June 2016

Town Hall       Wem 2days 28th & 30th

30th June 2016

Haselmere Hall Haselmere(1day)

1st July 2016

Centre Cinema Lymington(4days)

2nd  July 2016

Number 8 Pershore (3days 2/4/5)

5th July 2016

Theatre Leighton Buzzard(1day)

9th July2016

Marina Lowestoft(1day)

15th July 2016

Picture Palace Royston(1day)

Old Market Hall Shrewsbury(7days except SuNDAY)

20th July2016

Empire Newcastle(1day)

Empire Clydebank (1day)

Empire Swindon(1day)

Empire Sutton Coldfield(1 day)

Empire Birmingham(1day)

Empire Catterick(1day & 1 day 25/7)

22nd July 2016

Trinity Arts Centre Gainsborough(1day)

27th July 2016

Empire Hemel Hempstead(1day & 1day 1/8)

Empire Sutton(1day & 1day 4/8)

Empire Bishops Stortford(1 day)

Empire Walthamstow(1day)

Empire Wigan(1day)

21ST September 2016

Cinema By The Sea Looe Film Society(DVD)

3rd August 2016

Empire Sunderland(1day)

Empire Basildon(1day)

Empire Poole(1day&1day11/8)

Empire Slough(1day)

Empire High Wycombe(1day)

Golden Years Hits Cinemas

Nick has co-written and produced his first movie Golden Years, with an all star British cast that lured Born Free actress Virginia McKenna out of retirement.

“Fate, the pensions crisis and a steadfast refusal to accept the injustice of old age have contrived to force law abiding, retired couple, Arthur and Martha Goode into a life of crime. Refusing to take the loss of their pensions lying down and to fade away into their declining years, Arthur and Martha decide to fight back. They decide to take back what was theirs in the first place. They decide to start robbing banks.”

Starring Bernard Hill, Virginia McKenna, Simon Callow, Sue Johnston, Phil Davies, Alun Armstrong, Una Stubbs and Brad Moore. In cinemas from April 29th.


Princes William and Harry Give SOS a ‘Real Boost’

Prince William and Prince Harry join the BBC DIY SOS team
Joined the appeal: Prince William and Prince Harry join the BBC DIY SOS team

TV show DIY SOS is transforming derelict houses into little palaces…so helpers don’t come much more handy than this regal pair.

William and Harry got their hands dirty as part of a mission to turn one street’s rundown properties into homes for ex-service personnel.

They aim to renovate eight homes and rejuvenate the front of 62 more in the city’s Newton Heath area in just two weeks to help create a new community including army veterans.

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Princes William and Harry Join DIY SOS To Transform Derelict Street

Yes they can! William and Harry don workmen’s helmets with their names on as they join BBC’s DIY SOS team to transform derelict street into homes for ex-servicemen

  • Entire street in Manchester will be rejuvenated for Armed Forces veterans

  • Princes donned personalised hard hats as they arrived at the building site

  • Joined presenter Nick Knowles and the BBC’s DIY SOS team of builders


Dressed in jeans and workmens’ helmets, Princes William and Harry showed off their DIY skills today, helping to turn a derelict street into homes for ex-service personnel.

Fifth in line to the throne Harry, 31, still sporting his much-admired beard and wearing grey hoodie and T-shirt, rolled up his sleeves as he helped to lay a patio, while his elder brother, more formally dressed in a jumper and shirt, helped to paint a wall.

As usual there was more than a little competition between the two men. After being briefed about their tasks, William raised an eyebrow at his younger brother and said challengingly: ‘Game on.’


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Princes Help Out With DIY SOS

Princes help-out with DIY SOS to help heroes

PRINCES William and Harry are a “site” for sore eyes as they build homes fit for heroes.

They wore hard hats with their names on to muck-in with telly’s DIY SOS team.

But Harry wasn’t impressed by Wills’ efforts with a paint roller and joked: “You can tell which part my brother has done – it’s not very good.”

He then daubed over his work before helping to lay paving stones in the derelict street in Manchester.

The Newton Heath homes are being transformed for exservices personnel.

Builders and volunteers have been helping out on the project while Army veterans have had the chance to learn new construction skills.

For the full article see



Princes help-out with DIY SOS to help heroesPRINCES William and Harry are a “site” for sore eyes as they build homes fit for heroes.

Princes William and Harry Join SOS

Princes William and Harry don hard hats as they show-off their DIY skills

The young royals are helping the BBC’s DIY SOS team transform an entire derelict street in Manchester into homes for Armed Forces veterans.

For the full article see


Housing Help For Military Veterans

Housing help for military veterans

Are you a military veteran with physical or psychological challenges looking for an affordable home to rent in Manchester?

Do you want to buy at a discounted price or on a shared equity scheme?

Would you like to move into a welcoming and specially adapted street for military veteran individuals and families?

Haig Housing and Walking with the Wounded are working with the BBC’s DIY SOS: The Big Build on an epic project to renovate an entire road in Manchester – complete with specially adapted and bespoke homes – and a support Centre right on the street.

To find out more contact the BBC team:

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The Biggest Build EVER

DIY SOS head up to Manchester this week to start work on the biggest build ever attempted by the show. Works starts on TWO streets that are having empty homes refurbished for former army service men and women to live in with their families.

Nick and the team still urgently require more trades to help them take on the epic build!

For the full story see the Manchester Evening News


5 Star Family Reunion Teaser

Nick’s new BBC One Saturday night quiz show will air Saturday 25th July. 5 Star Family Reunion is a heart felt quiz which will see a UK family and their long-lost overseas relatives working together, to win a once-in-a-lifetime reunion in a five-star location.

Overseas, the family must answer questions to win as much time as they possibly can for the family in studio. That’s because the four in studio will individually face questions against the show’s high-tension timer in a bid to put money in the bank and bring everyone together. If they can prove themselves under pressure, then they are in for the reunion of a lifetime!

See below for the official trail for 5 Star Family Reunion.


Behind The Scenes – 5 Star Family Reunion

Nick’s new Saturday night quiz show 5 Star Family Reunion kicks off Saturday 25th July 8:05pm BBC One – what is 5 Star Family reunion? Hear it from the horses mouth – so to speak. From behind the scenes of 5 Star Family Reunion, Nick explains!