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All Quiet Now: Brian Hibbard (Flying Pickets)

The actor and performer Brian Hibbard has died at the age of 65 after suffering from prostate cancer. Born in Ebbw Vale, he became famous as the singer of the chart-topping Flying Pickets before his acting career. He had parts in the films Twin Town and Rancid Aluminium and appeared in Emmerdale, EastEnders, Coronation Street and the Welsh soap Pobol Y Cwm. His close friend and fellow actor Boyd Clack said he was a “fantastic actor, fantastic singer and fantastic man”. He came to prominence after forming the a cappella band Flying Pickets with a group of other actors who used to sing in a coach on the way to appearances. Their hit, Only You, took them to number one in the charts in 1983 for five weeks. After a short attempt to launch another group with fellow Picket, Red Stripe, known as Brian and Stripe, Hibbard turned to acting, appearing in such shows a Making Out and The Bill. He played Doug Murray in Coronation Street from 1992 to 1993 and went on to appear in other soaps, including Emmerdale as Bobby-John Downes and Johnny Mac in the long-running series Pobol y Cwm. He also starred in the Welsh-language drama Pam Fi, Duw and took to the big screen for the Swansea-set Twin Town starring Rhys Ifans in 1997.He was reunited with Rhys Ifans for the 2000 film...

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Festival: Glastonbury 2016: Extended Line-up Released
Festival: Glastonbury 2016: Extended Line-up Released
Published On: March 29, 2016
Following the slow release of headline act names over the last month or so, an extended line-up for this year's Glastonbury Festival has been announced today. So for those signing the petition against Coldplay headlining Glastonbury’s famous Pyramid Stage for a historic fourth time, questioning the superstar appeal of Adele on Saturday night or unaware of the genius that is Continue Reading

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