History - Original Pieces
Michele Dotrice in "The Cemetery Club"
Unfortunately, this piece did not get onto the site in time for anyone to make use of it. But here it is for historical purposes:
Message from Gwen Lord - Helper's Network (UK) & Roy Dotrice Fan Club
Fans of Michele Dotrice & hubby Edward Woodward, will be keen I know, to see these two major actors on stage together for the first time in twelve years.
Also in the cast are Shirley Anne Field & Anne Charleston from the soap Neighbours (plays Madge).
The play is very funny, and any enjoyable two hours. Called The Cemetery Club - Watch out for it in your area, and don't miss it whatever you do.
Lincoln - Lincs (Sept 1st to 6th 2003) then running weekly at Darlington, Poole, Guildford, Bromley, Coventry, Southend, Malvern, Wolverhampton, Eastborne, one week off, and then Peterborough.
- Item added Wednesday 11th February 2004
Roy Dotrice in "Touched by an Angel"
News on Roy Dotrice from Gwen Lord, Roy's Club President.
Roy is to be in an episode of "Touched by an Angel", directed by Bethany Rooney.
Roy plays MICAH, the angel guarding the Arc of the Covenant.
Once again, he lives in a cave!
Filming starts this week, so don't miss the episode when it appears on TV.
Gwen would be very grateful if somebody could pass on to her a video copy of the episode for the club's archives when it is available.
- Item added Sunday 26th August 2001
HNUK Web Site Changes Home
The Helper's Network (UK) Web Site has changed location to http://www.simonhuggins.com/helpers/index.htm due to a reorganization and the web space limit imposed by the prior internet service provider being reached. All HNUK e:mails should now be sent to email@example.com
For everybody who has missed the updates to this web site for the last ten months, my heartfelt apologies. Unfortunately, I (Simon Huggins) have had a number of work and family issues, and the site has had to take a back seat for a while. Gwen has received quite a few communications asking what's been happening, so i'm making a concerted effort to get things back on track again.
A message from Gwen:
Simon Huggins who kindly puts together this web site &
myself, who gives him the info, have been unable in the last few months to
update it. This problem has now been rectified, and we hope you will visit it
often and tell others about it.
Thank you, Gwen Lord - England.
See the Changes section for latest updates to the web site.
RITA DAVIES STEPS DOWN
Rita Davies, who has developed the Beauty and the Beast British Fan Club to a very high standard, has suddenly had to step down due to Tom (her husband) needing her care, as he is very unwell. The reins have been picked up by Dr. Amber James & Dr. Joy Faulkner, who did it originally - click here for contact details.
Rita will thankfully continue with the letterzine CHATTERBOX, and she needs your help to get this valued little gem up and running again. So do send in letters, art, poems, and your thoughts on B&B to here - click here for contact details.
SERIES 1 TO AIR ON CHANNEL 5 AGAIN!
For those who missed it before, Channel 5 are to air the first twelve episodes of Series 1 again starting Monday 6th March 2000, every day for two weeks. Each episode starts at 10.30 in the morning, so if you work, set your video recorders!
WIN A DINNER - MAYBE WITH JAY ACOVONE & ROY DOTRICE!
If enough interest is generated, and subject to other commitments, you may win a videotaped dinner with these Stars at the convention. Click here for more details.
ROY DOTRICE IN "A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN"
Roy's latest play is by Eugene O'Neill, "A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN", which opened on January 14th previews, and 1st night opening January 24th, at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago IL. The play has got good reviews and the performances are playing to packed houses. It is soon to move to Broadway. Click here to find out more.
Davis/Panzer Productions, who produce fandom merchandise for the Highlander TV Series, are to produce a B&B (TV Series) specific glossy catalogue in the new year. Sign up for your copy now. Click here for more details.
Roy Dotrice Radio Show
Roy Dotrice is on L.A. Radio USA KCEW 89.9 FM in a G.B. Shaw play called The Doctor's Dilemma - On Air February 1999.
A PLEA FROM GWEN!!!
Roy Dotrice, the actor who played Father in Beauty & The Beast, has just done a guest stop on the Top USA series SLIDERS, called DATA BASE, and it aired on SKY ONE in the UK on August 10th 1999. Gwen Lord of the Roy Dotrice Fan Association (click here for more details), is desperate for a copy of this episode. If any one recorded it, please can you contact Gwen on telephone 01529 303786.
A MESSAGE FROM GWEN...
Dear Fellow B&B Fans
With Channel 5 having the good sense & wisdom to air all the episodes of Beauty & The Beast from Feb 2nd 1998 until all the episodes have been seen, in the next couple of months, so, those fans from 1989 when it was first aired and loved, to this new generation of fans, can all share the joy, love, compassions, tolerance, and kindness that each episode gives us. Following the showing daily, C5 text now has much info, and the result has been over five hundred letters to me, wanting more information on the fan club, helper's Network UK, fanzines, lettersines, newsletters, and conventions. I've been working flat out to get the replies to everyone as fast as possible, even within hours of receiving them. May I take this opportunity to thank everyone who has written to me, and also Simon Huggins who set up the Web Site on my behalf, and was exceedingly kind to do this. I myself do not have a computer - I'm all very primitive - but Simon keeps me informed & i'm thrilled.
Now you have found me, please support us all who are keeping the dream alive - The best way you can do this is write & tell Republic Pictures (Entertainment Inc) how much you are enjoying the re-runs. Click here for their address - and ask them where our T.V. movie is! Also letters to Channel 5 would be most welcome.
Do support Helper's Network UK, and Chatterbox Letterzine & The British Fan Club, both run by Rita Davies. Perlman's Progress is run by Pat Paone, The Roy Dotrice Fan Association is run by Gwen Lord. Then in May, there is a British mini-convention, and on August 1st and 2nd in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, Roy Dotrice (Father) is having his second REUNION, where his fans can meet him informally, in a weekend of fun and enjoyment. All details of addresses and fess - drop me a line - either via this web-site by e:Mail or by post. See Contacts for addresses.
Thank you - GWEN LORD
1988 and 1989 when Beauty & The Beast first came into
our lives, so came a huge amount of exclusive and well-made
merchandise. Adverts sprang up in PIPELINE, TUNNEL TALK
and ONCE UPON A TIME & until all 3 publications
closed down, the B&B fans had a base camp for buying
these goods. Now this area is gone, but the talent &
goods & those who produced them are still there. I
want to contact as many of these people as possible,
& I offer them FREE adverts i nthe Helpers Network UK
newsletters, in the issue May, August, November, February.
Each of these issues go out to 500 homes worldwide. These
adverts can also be put FREE on our internet site for the
whole world to see if you wish.
... And Many, Many more.
Please, if you are listed here or used to sell goods,
please contact me, so I can advertise your goods to a
ready and waiting market FREE OF CHARGE.
Letters to Gwen Lord
MEET FATHER .... ON VIDEO !!!
Didn't get to meet and mingle socially with Roy Dotrice, the actor who played Father in Beauty & The Beast, at the fun-filled weekend, on August 1st and 2nd 1998 in the medieval city of Lincoln in Lincolnshire, England???
Roy's Fan Association held their second 'Reunion' by popular demand, after their first one on June 10th 1995 was such a success in London. Members AND Non-Members joined in a packed timetable of events, with Dealer's Tables, Q&A, Panel Games, a Banquet Meal, dancing and even a tour of the magnificent 900 year old Cathedral and Norman Castle next to the 'Reunion' Hotel, with a costumed guide, and much more...
Actually, whether you attended or not, the video of the experience is something else, capturing not only the jocularity and great personality of Roy himself, showing his great personable nature, but also the easy atmosphere that all enjoyed at the event.
Click here for more details of how to purchase this video
message from Roy Dotrice (via Gwen Lord and The Roy Dotrice Fan Association)
My heart goes out to all those who have suffered so dreadfully during the
horrendous events of the past week.
Yet I have never felt more proud of America and Americans.
How can we not be proud of the magnificent sacrifices made by firefighters,
police and rescue workers?
May God Bless You All,
- Message added 20th September 2001
Message from Gwen Lord regarding NY disaster
I would just like to express, on behalf of all Beauty and the
worldwide, our heartfelt sorrow, at the disaster which struck last Tuesday,
the 11th of September, in New York City and in Washington, DC. And to extend
to all those, who now know close family or friends who will not be coming
home, our deepest sorrow.
Please know that even though are so far away, our hearts reach out to you, in
these, your darkest hours.
May God bless each and every one of you.
- Message added 20th September 2001
from Gwen Lord president Roy Dotrice Fan Club
Roy had finish filming his episode of "Touched by an Angel." The episode is to be shown on September 22, 2001, at 8:00 PM Eastern Time (USA). It is the opening episode of the new season.
Roy has asked that if fans like his portrayal of the Archangel Micah, thatthey write to CBS and ask that he be a recurring character.
"Touched By An Angel"
7800 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Internet user can go to http://www.cbs.com click on feedback and send a message.
- Message added 10th September 2001