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18 September 2014
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JB Convention: Saskatoon Expo

A last-minute addition to John's convention schedule, the Saskatoon Comic and Entertainment Expo have announced that John will be joining them this weekend, 20 and 21 September, at the Prairieland Park.

Full information and tickets are available from the event website:

11 September 2014

JB TV: National Lottery Stars 2014

Join John for a star-studded awards ceremony celebrating the UK's Lottery-funded projects. With performances by Pixie Lott and Ella Henderson, the show will be broadcaston BBC One on Friday, 19 September at 10.35pm (11.05pm on BBC One Scotland).

More information about the programme is on the BBC website:

7 September 2014
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JB TV: Pressure Pad

Following last week's exciting celebrity edition of Pressure Pad, the second series of the show is back on BBC One on weekdays from Monday, 8 September at 2.15pm.

John again hosts, as two teams go head-to-head to answer a series of general knowledge questions, while battling the pressure of the Pressure Pad.

More information about the new series is on the BBC website:

23 August 2014
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JB TV: Celebrity Pressure Pad

Pressure Pad is back with a week of celebrity episodes from Monday, 1 September to Friday, 5 September at 2.15pm on BBC One. John will again present the high-tech quiz show as two teams are put under intense pressure by the Pressure Pad.

The first episode features team captains, TV presenters Sam and Mark, and singer Linda Nolan, as they compete to win cash for their chosen charities.

28 July 2014
Updated 29 July

JB Radio: The Art of Artists

Tonight's episode of The Art of Artists at 11.00pm on BBC Radio 2 will feature an hour-long documentary and interview with John about his life and career.

Listen live online wherever you are via the BBC website:

Update 29 July: If you missed the interview or would like to listen again, the programme is now available on the BBC iPlayer:

2 July 2014

JB TV: The Wright Stuff

John will be a guest on The Wright Stuff on Wednesday, 9 July. The show airs from 9.15am to 11.10am on Channel 5 (UK).

2 July 2014
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JB Convention: San Diego Comic Con

John will join the Arrow team at San Diego Comic Con on Saturday, 26 July. He'll also be signing autographs that day and on Sunday, 27 July.

For more information on the convention, visit their website:

1 July 2014

JB TV: This Morning on ITV Player

If you missed John's interview on This Morning on ITV on 30 June, the show is now available on the ITV Player:

30 June
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JB Radio - 1 July

John will be interviewed live on the following radio stations tomorrow, 1 July, to promote his new album:

10.05am BBC Devon with Judi Spiers
10.30am BBC Scotland with Fred MacAuley
10.45am BBC Jersey with Tony Gillham
12.45 pm Swansea Sound with Leighton Jones
1.00pm Downtown Radio (Belfast) with Siobhan McGarry

He will also pre-record interviews with BBC Manchester, BBC Wales, BBC Derby, BBC Northampton, Anglian Radio Group, Magic Network Group, Unique Broadcasting Entertainment News, BBC Northern Ireland, Scotland Radio Network, BBC Birmingham, Signal 2 (Stoke on Trent), BBC Kent and BBC Humberside (Hull), so look out for these in the coming days.

BBC Radio stations are available internationally via their website:

27 June 2014
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JB TV: QVC UK - HER and You Raise Me Up

John will be on QVC UK at 1.00pm on Wednesday, 2 July presenting the HER Haircare Rituals range on the Everyday Beauty Show. HER Haircare will also feature on the Beauty Showcase at 1.00am and Summer Beauty at 3.00pm that day.

John will introduce QVC viewers to his new album, You Raise Me Up, at 9.00am on Monday, 7 July on The Morning Show.

UK viewers can tune in to QVC via Freeview channel 16, Sky channel 640, Virgin TV Channel 740 or Freesat Channel 800. You can also watch online internationally via their website.

26 June 2014

JB CD: Exclusive pre-release streaming

Female First have an exclusive pre-release streaming of John's new album, You Raise Me Up. Listen to the preview on the Female First website:

25 June 2014

JB CD signing: Glasgow, 3 July

John will be at the Asda Superstore, 500 Helen Street, Glasgow G51 3HR at 1.00pm on Thursday, 3 July to sign copies of his new album, You Raise Me Up. Store information is at:

The CD will be available to buy in-store before the signing.

This is the only confirmed signing event at present. If any other events are arranged, details will be announced here.

23 June 2014

JB TV and Radio

As well as guesting on Weekend Wogan on 29 June to promote his new album, You Raise Me Up, John will also appear on the following TV shows:

Monday, 30 June: This Morning, ITV 10.30am-12.30pm
Wednesday, 2 July: The One Show, BBC1 7.00pm-8.00pm

John will also be live on Regional Radio shows on Tueday, 1 July, and will also pre-record interviews for later broadcast. More details of these interviews will be announced shortly.

21 June 2014
Updated 29 June
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JB Radio: Weekend Wogan 29 June

John will be chatting to Terry Wogan about his new album, You Raise Me Up, on Weekend Wogan on BBC Radio 2 on Sunday, 29 June. The show starts at 11.00am (UK time) and you can listen live wherever you are, via the BBC website:

Update 29 June: If you missed the broadcast, or would like to listen again, Weekend Wogan is available on the BBC iPlayer for the next seven days:

As well as chatting to Sir Terry about his upcoming projects, John sings live in the studio.

9 June 2014

JB Radio - Steve Wright in the Afternoon

John recently recorded an interview with Steve Wright for BBC Radio 2 and this was broadcast on today's show. If you missed the interview, you can listen on the BBC iPlayer, wherever you live. The interview starts at about 1:42 and is available for seven days.

7 May 2014
Updated 2 June
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JB CD: You Raise Me Up

John has announced that his new CD will be titled You Raise Me Up and will be released on 30 June.

The album, featuring new arrangements of tracks that map out John's career, includes some of his favourite songs such as "Mandy", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "A Thousand Years" and the title track, "You Raise Me Up".

Pre-order now from Amazon UK, Amazon US and iTunes:

John is now on Spotify:

1 June 2014
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JB Event: Equali-Con - 6 June 2014

Equality Arizona are hosting a special Q&A event with John on Friday, 6 June from 7.00-9.00pm. Equali-Con will be held at The Rooftop Pool, Cityscape Residences, Above Hotel Palomar, 2 E Jefferson Street, Phoenix AZ.

For more information and tickets, visit:

30 May 2014
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JB Convention: Wizard World Chicago

John will be back in Chicago in August for the Wizard World Convention at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center, (Rosemont), 5555 North River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018. The event runs from Thursday, 21 to Sunday, 24 August. John is currently expected to attend on the Saturday and Sunday.

For full details of the event and to purchase tickets, please visit the convention website at:

13 May 2014
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JB Convention: Salt Lake Comic Con

John will be heading for Utah for the Salt Lake Comic Con later this year. The event will take place from 4-6 September at the Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 SW Temple, Salt Lake City, UT. John is currently expected to attend on Saturday, 6 September.

For full details of the event and to purchase tickets, please visit the convention website at:

7 May 2014
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JB CD: You Raise Me Up

John has announced that his new CD will be titled You Raise Me Up and will be released on 30 June.

The album, featuring new arrangements of tracks that map out John's career, includes some of his favourite songs such as "Mandy", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "A Thousand Years" and the title track, "You Raise Me Up".

Pre-order now from PledgeMusic, or from 14 May from Amazon and iTunes.

5 May 2014

JB TV/Radio: Graham Norton and QVC

John will be on both TV and radio this Saturday.

On Graham Norton's show he'll be talking to Graham about his new CD. The show is on BBC Radio 2 starting 10am on Saturday 10 May.

Later he'll be back on QVC for two hour-long shows, at 4pm and 9pm, promoting his HER Haircare range.

22 April 2014
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JB TV: Pressure Pad priority tickets for studio audience

John is filming the new series of Pressure Pad at BBC Scotland from 28 April to 5 May. If you'd like to be there when it's filmed, some tickets are still available for the studio audience.

Lost In TV are also offering priority tickets to John's fans for the 9.45am shows only. Just complete the booking application at the link above, quoting the promo code JBFANS. Priority ticket-holders are guaranteed entry to the studio and are also called in first.

If you already have tickets for one of the 9.45am shows and would like to upgrade to priority, please email: info@lostintv.com quoting the promo code JBFANS.

20 April 2014
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JB Convention: Boston Comic Con

Boston will be welcoming John to the Boston Comic Con this year. The event will be held from 8-10 August at the World Seaport Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA. John is currently scheduled to attend on Saturday, 9 and Sunday, 10 August.

For full details of the event and to purchase tickets, please visit the convention website at:

8 April 2014

JB Convention: Hollywood Show, 12-13 April

A change of plans means that John is free to attend The Hollywood Show this coming weekend at The Westin LAX, 5400 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles. He will be there from 10.00am to 5.00pm on Saturday, 12 April and from 11.00am to 2.00pm on Sunday, 13 April. For full details and to buy tickets, visit the event website:

Update 12 April: Due to professional commitments, John is now unable to attend The Hollywood Show on Sunday, 13 April.

15 April 2014
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JB Convention: Wizard World San Antonio

John will be at the Wizard World Convention in San Antonio in August. The event takes place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 200 E Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205 from Friday, 1 August to Sunday, 3 August. John is currently expected to attend on the Saturday and Sunday (professional commitments permitting).

For full details of the event and to purchase tickets, please visit the convention website at:

4 April 2014
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JB TV: Sing Your Face Off

John is hosting the new ABC celebrity talent show, Sing Your Face Off, which will air on Saturdays at 9pm ET from 31 May. Check your local listings for other timezones.

Sing Your Face Off features celebrities who are transformed and trained to perform as legendary music icons such as Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and Pavarotti. Debbie Gibson and Darrell Hammond will judge the contestants alongside celebrity guest judges.

26 March 2014
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JB TV: Pressure Pad studio audience tickets

Would you like to be in the audience for the filming of the new series of Pressure Pad? John will be back at BBC Scotland from 28 April to 5 May, hosting more episodes of the high-tech general knowledge quiz for BBC One.

Applications are also still open for teams of five to take part in the show. So, if you think you can stand the pressure of the Pressure Pad, email: pressurepad@12yard.com or write to:

Pressure Pad Applications
12 Yard Productions
G7 The Hub, 70 Pacific Quay
Glasgow G51 1DZ

All applicants must be aged 18 years or over and be legally resident and currently living in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man. The closing date for contestant applications is 14 April 2014. If you have any queries about taking part in the show, please contact: ppapplications@12yard.com

22 March 2014
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JB Convention: Phoenix Comicon, 5-8 June

Phoenix Comicon have confirmed that John will be returning for their 2014 event. The Comicon will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center from 5-8 June. For full details of the event, tickets, guests, accommodation etc, please visit the convention website:

Update: 23 March - John's sister and co-author, Carole E Barrowman, will join him at Phoenix Comicon.

6 March 2014
HER haircare range

Watch John's latest QVC show

John had a ball on QVC last night presenting his haircare collection. QVC have kindly provided the whole show. See him in an armlock, and, later, there's a surprise appearance by Scott. 

 

6 March 2014
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Captain Jack joins Doctor Who: Legacy

The BBC's official Doctor Who game, Doctor Who: Legacy, now has a new character - the one and only Captain Jack Harkness! If you are not already playing, you can find it free for IOS and Android in the app stores, and it will be available soon for Kindle.

Every Thursday, there's a live global video broadcast for players. Tonight's chat will take place from 8.00pm-10.00pm GMT (12.00pm-2.00pm Pacific, 3.00pm-5.00pm Eastern; in Australia 7.00am-9.00am on Friday morning) and the game team anticipate a lot of chat about the new character.

If you have any queries about the game, please contact the game team via their Facebook or Twitter pages:

2 March 2014

JB Conventions: Supanova Expos - Sydney and Perth, Australia

John is delighted to be appearing at the Supanova Expos in Sydney and Perth this year. The Sydney event is at the Sydney Showground, Olympic Park from 13-15 June. The Perth Expo will be at the Perth Convention and Entertainment Centre on 20-22 June. For full details of the events, venues and to buy tickets, please see the Supanova website:

2 March 2014
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JB TV: QVC UK

John will be back on QVC UK at 10.00pm on Wednesday, 5 March for another hour-long feature on the HER Haircare Rituals range. The show will present kits across the whole range of HER products, and will introduce new discovery kits for colour sensitive hair.

UK viewers can tune in to QVC via Freeview channel 16, Sky channel 640, Virgin TV Channel 740 or Freesat Channel 800. You can also watch online internationally via their website.

28 February 2014
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JB Convention: Comicpalooza, Houston Texas

John will be a guest at Comicpalooza, Texas International Comic Con, to be held at the George R Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas on 23-26 May. John is scheduled to attend for all four days. Full details of the event are at:

28 February 2014

JB TV: The One Show and Loose Women

John will be appearing on The One Show on BBC1 at 7.00pm on Tuesday, 4 March, and on Loose Women on ITV at 12.30pm on Wednesday, 5 March.

21 February 2014

Motor City Comic Con

John will be a guest at Motor City Comic Con this year. He's there all three days - 16-18 May. Full details of the event are on the Comic Con website:

12 February 2014
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JB TV: Pressure Pad to return for second series

Pressure Pad, BBC One's high-tech general knowledge quiz hosted by John, is to return for a second series. Production company 12 Yard are now taking applications for teams to take part in this exciting show.

To apply, email pressurepad@12yard.com or write to:

Pressure Pad Applications
12 Yard Productions
G7 The Hub, 70 Pacific Quay
Glasgow G51 1DZ

All applicants must be aged 18 years or over and be legally resident and currently living in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man. The closing date for application forms is 14 April 2014.

We don't currently have information on filming dates or studio audience tickets, but we'll let everyone know as soon as this information is available.

25 January 2014

Scotland is better together as part of the UK

 

 

You can support the campaign for a strong Scotland in the UK here:

bettertogether.net/donate

15 January 2014
Updated 30 Jan
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JB TV: Superstar Dogs

Superstar Dogs is John's new show for Channel 4 (UK). He's recording it in the big entertainment arena at Dock 10 on Salford Quays in Manchester from 27 to 31 January. The show is due to air on weekdays at 5.30pm for three weeks from 17 February.

The show sees devoted owners and their dogs team up to compete across a series of supremely challenging and totally entertaining supersized Dog Sports, from Splash and Grab to Sprint Ball, Goal Hound and the dreaded final Dogstacle Course.

It's the ultimate team - man and his best friend competing side-by-side. Neither one will want to let the other down, but anything could happen...

John says, "As you know I have a passion for animals, dogs in particular, so I am hugely excited to be part of a sporting event for dogs and their owners that encourages teamwork, competitive spirit and a large dose of fun and laughter! Having dogs myself, I know the determination, love and commitment you need to train them - it's not easy! Come and join us to watch the show being recorded, it'll be great fun."

Tickets to be in the audience for the recording of the show are available from Applause Store:

Update 30 January: Lost in TV have released some priority tickets for John's fans for the filmings on Friday, 31 January and Saturday, 1 February. Go to:

quoting JBPRIORITY on the booking form. If you already have tickets from Lost in TV and would like to upgrade to priority (guaranteed entry), please contact Jay (jay@lostintv.com) or Nick (nick@lostintv.com). Please note this applies only to tickets booked with Lost in TV. Over 16s only.

7 January 2014

JB Convention: Megacon 2014 - Orlando

John will be a guest at Megacon 2014, being held at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, from 21 to 23 March. For full details of tickets, venue and convention guests, please visit the convention website:

30 December 2013

JB TV: HER Haircare - New Product Launch

John will be back on QVC UK in January, launching some exciting new products in the HER Haircare range. Tune into the following shows for John's presentations:

7 January: 9.00am The Morning Show - New HER Haircare products
7 January: 8.00pm Hour-long feature introducing the new HER Haircare products
8 January: 1.00am Beauty Showcase - HER Haircare volumising kit
9 January: 9.00am The Morning Show - HER Haircare volumising kit
9 January: 4.00pm Alison Young's Beauty Fix - HER Haircare volumising kit
23 January: 4.00pm Everyday Beauty - HER Haircare volumising kit
26 January: 12.00noon Hour-long show featuring new HER Haircare products

If you are in the UK, you can watch QVC on Freeview Channel 16, Sky 640, Virgin Media 740 or Freesat 800. You can also view online anywhere via the QVC UK website:

21 December 2013

HER Haircare - New Product Launch

John returns to QVC UK at 8.00pm on Tuesday, 7 January in an hour-long feature to launch exciting new products in the HER Haircare range. Additional presentations of the HER Haircare range on QVC UK will be announced soon.

QVC UK is on Freeview Channel 16, Sky 640, Virgin TV 740 or Freesat 800. Or watch online from wherever you are via the QVC website:

14 December 2013

JB Panto 2014-15: Robin Hood

The SECC and QDos Pantomimes have announced that John will star in Robin Hood at the Clyde Auditorium for the 2014-15 panto season.

Robin Hood will run from Saturday, 13 December 2014 to Sunday, 4 January 2015. Tickets are now available from the SECC Box Office, or from TicketSOUP:

12 December 2013

Important message from John - new CD

Hello Pledgers!

Thanks so much for your magnificent support, we smashed our first target in no time at all and we're well on our way to making this music happen.

This campaign is far from over though and this first target is only part of the money needed to fund the album. We still need to carry on to 200%, 300% and beyond our first target, and every successive target we reach will go towards making a fantastic new album for you.

So if you haven't pledged yet, don't worry, you still can. There's loads more exciting exclusives to come, especially for all you fans in the US, and loads of updates to come from me, so make sure you keep an eye on the campaign!

Love,

JB

 

9 December 2013
Updated 24 Dec

JB Music - New CD!

 

Are you interested in a new album of fabulous music? John has teamed up with PledgeMusic to create a new CD and you can be part of it through their Direct to Fan platform. For full details of how this works, how you can pledge and the benefits you could receive, visit John's PledgeMusic website below:

Answers to some of the most frequently raised questions about the process can be found here:

23 April 2013
Updated 8 Dec

JB Panto: Dick McWhittington

Glasgow's SECC have announced that John will return to the Clyde Auditorium for the 2013-14 panto season to star in Dick McWhittington. He will again be joined by The Krankies, who will play Councillor Krankie and Jimmy Krankie.

Dick McWhittington will run from Saturday, 14 December 2013 to Sunday, 5 January 2014. Tickets are now available from the SECC Box Office, or from TicketSOUP:

John and the Krankies formally launched the panto at a press event at the SECC on 19 September.

8 December 2013

JB and CB Books - Goodreads Q&A

John and Carole will be answering readers' questions about all their books on the Goodreads website on Monday, 9 December. They will be logging on at various times during the day. You can post your questions and read John and Carole's answers here:

29 November 2013

JB TV - HER Haircare on QVC Germany

John will be in Germany on Monday, 2 December to officially launch the HER Haircare range on QVC Germany. Tune in to QVC Germany for the 8.00pm "Beauty Night" show, or watch online via the website:

Time quoted is Central European Time (GMT+1)

26 November 2013

JB TV - QVC Competition

To celebrate the HER Haircare Today's Special Value offer on 28 November, QVC are running a competition with a fantastic prize - a meeting with John! Full details on how to enter and terms and conditions are at:

The competition is open to UK residents aged 18 and over. Closing date is 11.59pm on Thursday, 28 November.

25 November 2013
Updated 26 Nov

JB TV - QVC UK - Special Offer on HER Haircare

HER Haircare products will feature as QVC's Today's Special Value (TSV) all day on Thursday, 28 November, offering a package of HER products at an amazing price! Launching at midnight (Weds/Thurs), John will present the TSV throughout Thursday, on the following shows:

Beauty Gifts - 12.00-2.00am
The Morning Show - 9.00-10.00am
Beauty Gifts for Him and Her - 12.00-1.00pm (also featuring HIM skincare)
Alison Young's Beauty Fix - 4.00-5.00pm
Beauty Gifts for Him and Her - 8.00-9.00pm (also featuring HIM skincare)
Beauty Gifts - 11.00-12.00pm

The special offer price will only be available for the 24 hour period of the TSV.

QVC UK is on Freeview Channel 16, Sky 640, Virgin TV 740 or Freesat 800. Or watch online from wherever you are via the QVC website:

3 November 2013

JB TV - Strictly: ITT, Jonathan Ross and QVC

As well as appearing on This Morning (ITV, 6 November, 10.30am), John will be a guest on the following shows this week:

The Morning Show - QVC, 9.00am Thursday, 7 November (HER Haircare)
Strictly: It Takes Two - BBC2, 6.30pm Friday, 8 November
Saturday Morning Gift Show - QVC, 9.00am Saturday, 9 November (HIM Skincare)
Saturday Night Gifts with Dale - QVC, 8.00pm Saturday, 9 November (HIM Skincare)
Jonathan Ross Show - ITV, 9.35pm Saturday, 9 November (pre-recorded)

BBC2 and ITV are not broadcast outside the UK, but you can view QVC online wherever you are via their website:

24 October 2013

JB TV - Pressure Pad

Pressure Pad, the exciting new high-tech quiz show hosted by John, is scheduled to be broadcast on weekdays at 3.00pm from Monday, 4 November. Tune into BBC One for some high-tech pressure!

20 October 2013

JB TV - This Morning

John will be a guest on This Morning on Wednesday, 6 November to talk about his new BBC One Quiz show Pressure Pad. The show airs from 10.30am until 12.30pm on ITV1.

23 September 2013

JB TV - Bizarre ER (UK)

Season 5 of Bizarre ER, the documentary following people from strange incident to hospital, treatment and, hopefully, recovery, is now airing two episodes on TLC (UK) on Mondays at 10.00pm and 10.30pm. TLC can be found on Sky Channel 125. For more information, visit the TLC website:

6 September 2013

JB TV - New Forest Nightstop

John has made a short film about the New Forest Night Stop project. The film will air on Saturday, 7 September during The National Lottery Show, 8.10pm on BBC1. Having visited the charity and seen their work to provide emergency accommodation for young homeless people, John was delighted to become their patron. For more information about the project, visit their website:

5 September 2013

JB TV - Lorraine

John will be Lorraine's guest on Tuesday, 10 September to promote the National Lottery Awards. Lorraine airs at 8.30am on ITV (UK only).

2 September 2013

JB TV - National Lottery Awards

John will again host the annual National Lottery Awards, which celebrate the work of Lottery-funded projects from around the UK. The show will be broadcast on BBC1 at 10.35pm on Wednesday, 11 September. BBC1 is available only in the UK.

31 August 2013

JB TV: QVC UK - HIM and HER

John will be returning to QVC UK with HIM skincare and HER haircare products on 6 and 7 September on the following shows:

Friday, 6 September: 9.00am The Morning Show - HIM Skincare
Friday, 6 September: 9.00pm Friday Night Beauty - HIM Skincare
Saturday, 7 September: 9.00am Be Beautiful - HER Haircare
Saturday, 7 September: 2.00pm Be Beautiful - HER Haircare

UK viewers can tune in to QVC via Freeview channel 16, Sky channel 640, Virgin TV Channel 740 or Freesat Channel 800. You can also watch online internationally via their website.

2 August 2013
Updated 20 Aug

JB TV - Pressure Pad Studio Audience Tickets

Lost in TV are accepting applications for studio audience tickets for John's new BBC One quiz show, Pressure Pad. Filming will take place from 11-18 September at BBC Scotland at 9.45am, 1.00pm, 3.30pm and 6.30pm.

For full details of which shows are still available and to apply, please go to the Lost In TV website:

Lost in TV are also offering guaranteed entry tickets for John's fans for some of the 9.45am shows. If you are interested, please contact Lost in TV by phone on 0208 530 8100 or email your request to: info@lostintv.com.

Over 16s only may apply for studio tickets.

8 August 2013

JB Convention - New York Comic Con

John will be attending New York Comic Con on 11, 12 and 13 October at the Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street, New York. For more information about the event, venue, guests and tickets, please visit the event website:

19 July 2013

JB Convention - Dallas Comic Con: Fan Days

The Dallas Comic Con: Fan Days event is being held at the Irving Convention Center, 500 W Las Colinas Blvd Irving, TX (at intersection of Highway 114 and NW Highway) from 4-6 October. John will be there on 5-6 October.

For full details of the event, visit their website at:

17 July 2013

JB Convention - San Diego Comic Con: Schedule

John's schedule for SDCC is as follows:

Thursday, 18 July

10.00am-2.00pm: Signing at Quantum Mechanix, Booth #3249
2.15pm-3.00pm: Photo op at Froggy Booth #3745
5.00pm: Panel in the Indigo Ballroom

Friday, 19 July

1.00pm-1.30pm: Photo op at Froggy Booth #3745
2.00pm-6.00pm: Signing at Quantum Mechanix, Booth #3249

Saturday, 20 July

10.00am-11.00am: Signing of Bone Quill with Carole E Barrowman, for Simon & Schuster
12noon- 4.00pm: Signing at Quantum Mechanix, Booth #3249
4.00-4.40pm: Photo op at Froggy Booth #3745

Sunday, 21 July

10.00am-2.00pm: Signing at Quantum Mechanix, Booth #3249
2.00-3.00pm: Photo op at Froggy Booth #3745

For full info about San Diego Comic Con, visit the convention website:

16 July 2013

JB Convention - Edmonton Expo

Edmonton, Alberta will welcome John to the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo this year. The event will take place on 28-29 September at the Edmonton Expo Centre, 7515 118 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5B 4X5 Canada.

For full details of the event, including guests, venue information and ticketing, please visit the Expo website:

12 July 2013
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JB TV: QVC 13/14 July

John will be back on QVC UK presenting his HER Haircare range on 13 and 14 July. On Saturday, 13 July, he'll appear on the 4.00pm VIP Celebrity Showcase slot, and again at 9.00pm on Saturday Night Beauty with Alison. At 1.00am (early hours of Sunday, 14 July), he will present HER on the Beauty Showcase with Alison slot.

UK viewers can tune in to QVC via Freeview channel 16, Sky channel 640, Virgin TV Channel 740 or Freesat Channel 800. You can also watch online internationally via their website.

Follow HER on Twitter: @HER_haircare

9 July 2013

JB TV: Pressure Pad Contestants

Would you like to be a contestant on John's new high-tech, tension-packed quiz show? Could you stand the pressure? If you think you could, you can now apply to take part in Pressure Pad. For details of how to apply, visit the BBC website:

8 July 2013

JB TV: Pressure Pad

BBC One have announced that John will host their new, high-tech game show, Pressure Pad, which is due to launch in the Autumn. Produced by independent production company, 12 Yard, and consisting of 25 hour-long episodes, Pressure Pad is set in a quizzing amphitheatre, featuring an under-floor high-res LED screen that puts the players under constant pressure.

In today's press release, John says: "Pressure Pad is dramatic, edge of your seat entertainment with a stunning high-tech set. I can't wait to be part of this fantastic quiz show and bring it into your living rooms this Autumn".

Details of how to apply for studio audience tickets will be released soon.

9 July 2013

JB Radio: Steven Wright Show - 9 July

John is a guest on today's Steve Wright in the Afternoon show on BBC Radio 2, chatting to Jo Whiley (sitting in for Steve).

8 July 2013

JB TV: Daybreak - Tuesday, 9 July

John will be a guest on ITV's breakfast show, Daybreak, tomorrow Tuesday, 9 July. Daybreak airs from 6.00am to 8.30am. For more information about the programme, visit their website:

4 April 2013
Updated 13 July

JB and CB Books: Bone Quill US Release

Bone Quill, the second in John and Carole's Hollow Earth trilogy, is scheduled for release in the US on 9 July. The book will be published by Aladdin Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

Bone Quill is now available for order:

1 July 2013

JB and CB Books: Signing Event - Los Angeles

John and Carole will be visiting the Once Upon A Time bookstore at 2207 Honolulu Avenue, Montrose, CA at 7.00pm on Monday, 22 July to sign copies of Hollow Earth and Bone Quill. Full details of the event and ticketing arrangements are on the bookstore website:

30 June 2013

JB TV: Lunch with Gino and Mel

On 11 July John will be guesting on ITV on a new live cookery show with Gino Di Campo and Melanie Sykes.

'Let's Do Lunch... with Gino and Mel' is at 12:30 pm, 11 July, on ITV in the UK.

22 June 2013

JB Convention - Dragon*Con Atlanta

John is heading back Atlanta for this year's Dragon*Con, and he will be accompanied by his co-author, Carole E Barrowman. John is expected to be at the convention for the first three days, 30-31 August and 1 September. For more information on this event, the host hotels, other guests and how to purchase tickets, visit the Dragon*Con site at:

14 June 2013

JB Convention - Fandom Fest Comic and Toy Expo, Louisville

John will be at Fandom Fest 2013, which will take place from 26 to 28 July at the Kentucky International Convention Center and at the Galt House Hotel and Convention Center in Louisville. For more information on guests, venues and tickets, visit the event website at:

13 June 2013

JB Conventions - San Diego Comic Con and Wizard World Chicago

John is returning to San Diego Comic Con, which this year will be held at the San Diego Convention Center from 18 to 21 July. John is scheduled to attend for the first three days, 18 to 20 July. For more information on this event, visit the SDCC site at:

In August, John will be heading to Chicago for the Wizard World Convention. This event is taking place at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center (Rosemont) from 8-11 August. John will be there from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 August. Visit the event website for details and to purchase tickets:

10 June 2013

JB Facebook

John has joined Facebook! Follow his updates, photos and videos at:

28 May 2013

JB TV: Sing Your Face Off - Free Audience Tickets

John is the host of ABC's new celebrity singing competition, Sing Your Face Off, in which five of the biggest names in Hollywood battle it out in front of superstar judges.

If you'd like to join in the fun as part of the studio audience on Friday, 31 May or Thursday, 6 June, email: Tickets@GothamCasting.com, with the number of tickets required and the date of the show in the subject line. Include in the message your name, phone number, email, photo and names of guests (up to three). The filming location is the CBS Studio Center, Studio City, CA. Please note: over 14s only.

Additional filming dates to be announced. The air date for Sing Your Face Off has not yet been confirmed.

21 May 2013
Updated 27 May

JB TV: Sing Your Face Off

John has been announced as the host of ABC's new celebrity singing competition, Sing Your Face Off, in which five celebrities will be transformed into pop icons to perform in front of the show's judges. The show will be recorded at the CBS Studio Center in Studio City, CA.

Update: To apply for studio audience tickets for the next episode, to be filmed on Friday, 31 May, please email Tickets@GothamCasting.com with your details.

The air date for Sing Your Face Off has not yet been confirmed.

24 May 2013

JB and CB Books: Head of Zeus to publish new Hollow Earth stories

Head of Zeus Books have confirmed that they have acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights in John and Carole's Hollow Earth Unbound, a new trilogy for ages 12+. They have also bought the rights to the third book in the first Hollow Earth trilogy, aimed at 9-12 year olds, which will be published in July 2014. The new trilogy will start in July 2015.

16 May 2013
HIM male grooming range

JB TV: QVC - HIM

John returns to QVC UK on Thursday, 16 May with his skin-care range HIM. He will appear on the 4.00pm Beauty Fix show and again at 7.00pm on Everyday Beauty.

UK viewers can tune in to QVC via Freeview channel 16, Sky channel 640, Virgin TV Channel 740 or Freesat Channel 800. You can also watch online wherever you are via the QVC website.

28 March 2013
Updated 6 May

JB Convention: Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

John is heading to Philadelphia in May for the Wizard World Comic Con, being held at the Philadelphia Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 from 30 May to 2 June 2013. Full details of the event, venue, guests and how to buy tickets can be found on the event website:

Please note: Due to work commitments, John will attend this event for the last couple of hours on the Saturday, 1 June. He will be there for the full day on Sunday, 2 June.

1 May 2013
HER haircare range

JB launches HER Haircare range

John is delighted to be launching the HER haircare range on 2 May. He will present the new range on QVC UK on:

2 May, 4.00pm: Beauty Fix
2 May, 8.00pm: Everyday Beauty
4 May, 1.00pm: Confessions of a Beauty Addict
4 May, 2.00pm: QVC Selection
7 May, 3.00pm: Everyday Beauty
7 May, 10.00pm: Fabulous at 40 and beyond

UK viewers can tune in to QVC via Freeview channel 16, Sky channel 640, Virgin TV Channel 740 or Freesat Channel 800. You can also watch online internationally via their website.

Follow HER on Twitter: @HER_haircare

21 April 2013
Updated 25 April

JB TV: Marie Osmond Show

John will appear on the Marie Osmond Show on the US Hallmark Channel on Monday, 13 May. There are two shows - at 12/11c and 1/12c. We await confirmation of which segment John will appear in. For more information, visit the show's website at:

21 April 2013

JB Radio: Bernard Who?

John has contributed to a radio documentary, talking about working with Bernard Cribbins. Bernard Who? will air at 11.30am on Thursday, 25 April and Thursday, 2 May on BBC Radio 4. You can listen live wherever you are, via the BBC website:

13 April 2013

JB Convention: Phoenix Comic Con

John will be at the Phoenix Comic Con, which will be held over the Memorial Day weekend from 23 to 26 May at the Phoenix Convention Center. Subject to professional commitments, John is expected to attend from 24 to 26 May. Full details of the event, venue, guests, accommodation and how to buy tickets can be found on the event website:

10 April 2013

JB TV: Scandal

John will guest star in an episode of the hit US political drama, Scandal. The show airs on the ABC channel (US) at 10/9c on Thursdays. John's episode is expected to air on 9 May.

28 March 2013

JB Convention: Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

John is heading to Philadelphia in May for the Wizard World Comic Con, being held at the Philadelphia Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 from 30 May to 2 June 2013. Full details of the event, venue, guests and how to buy tickets can be found on the event website:

7 March 2013

JB TV: The Wright Stuff, Friday 8 March

John will appear on UK Channel 5's The Wright Stuff on Friday, 8 March. The show, which features reviews and discussion of topical issues, airs live from 9.15am to 11.10am.

5 March 2013

JB Convention: FedCon 22, Düsseldorf

John will attend FedCon 22, being held at the Hotel Maritim, Düsseldorf from 9-12 May. Full information about the event, other guests, and how to purchase tickets can be found on the event website:

1 March 2013

JB and CB Radio: Graham Norton, 2 March

John and Carole will be interviewed on the Graham Norton show tomorrow, 2 March, to talk about Bone Quill. The show airs from 10.00am to 1.00pm on BBC Radio 2, which is available internationally via the BBC website:

25 February 2013
Bone Quill cover image

More Bone Quill Radio Interviews

The confirmed list of John and Carole's radio interviews for Bone Quill is:

Live interviews

BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester, 12.30pm on Thursday,
28 February (Tammy Gooding)
Listen live at: www.bbc.co.uk/bbcherefordandworcester

BBC Radio Stoke, 1.15pm on Thursday, 28 February (Paula White)
Listen live at: www.bbc.co.uk/radiostoke

RTE Ireland (RTE2fm), 10.15am on Friday, 1 March (Ryan Tubridy)
Listen live at: www.rte.ie/radio

BBC Radio Nottingham, 1.30pm on Friday, 1 March (Gareth Evans)
Listen live at: www.bbc.co.uk/radionottingham

BBC Radio Newcastle, 2.00pm on Friday, 1 March (Simon Logan)
Listen live at: www.bbc.co.uk/bbcnewcastle

Richard Bacon Show, BBC Radio 5 Live, Wednesday, 6 March. The show airs from 2.00pm-4.00pm.
Listen live at: www.bbc.co.uk/5live

Pre-recorded interviews - Thursday 28 February

Pre-recorded interview - Friday 1 March

Pre-recorded interview - Wednesday 6 March

The pre-recorded interviews are likely to be broadcast fairly soon after the recordings, but scheduled air times have not been confirmed.

25 February 2013
updated 26 Feb
HIM male grooming range

JB TV: QVC UK - 2 and 9 March 2013

John will be on QVC UK with his skincare range, HIM, on Saturday, 2 March 2013, appearing on the Anything Goes slot which airs from 8.00pm to 10.00pm. He returns the following Saturday, 9 March at 3.00pm for the Everyday Beauty show and at 8.00pm for Anything Goes.

UK viewers can tune into QVC via Freeview Channel 16, Sky Channel 640, Virgin TV Channel 740 or Freesat Channel 800. You can also watch online via their website:

24 February 2013

JB Convention: Calgary Expo - 26-28 April

John will attend the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, being held at the BMO Center, 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary AB, T2G 2W1, from 26 to 28 April 2013.

For full details of the event, other guests and how to buy tickets for the Expo, visit the event website:

16 February 2013

JB TV: Pressure Pad - New Quiz Show

John will be filming the pilot of Pressure Pad, a new BBC general knowledge quiz show, on Monday, 11 March. Visit the Lost In TV website (link below) if you'd like to apply for studio audience tickets.

14 February 2013

Bone Quill Interviews

While John and Carole are in the UK for the Bone Quill book signing tour, they will also be doing media interviews. The following slots have been confirmed, with more to come.

John will be interviewed on:

This Morning, ITV1 on Friday, 1 March. This Morning airs from 10.25am to 12.30pm

Sunday Brunch, Channel 4 on Sunday, 10 March. This show is broadcast from 9.30am to 12.00noon.

John and Carole will appear on:

BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester, 12.30pm on Thursday,
28 February
Listen live at: www.bbc.co.uk/bbcherefordandworcester

BBC Radio Stoke, 1.15pm on Thursday, 28 February
Listen live at: www.bbc.co.uk/radiostoke

Richard Bacon Show, BBC Radio 5 Live, Wednesday, 6 March. The show airs from 2.00pm-4.00pm.
Listen live at: www.bbc.co.uk/5live

ITV1 and Channel 4 are available only in the UK, but the BBC radio links should work wherever you live.

5 February 2013

Bone Quill Audiobook release date announced

The AudioBook version of Bone Quill, read by John, will be available on Monday, 18 February and can now be pre-ordered from AudioGO.

29 January 2013

JB Performance: One Night Only - Cancelled

Please note that John is no longer able to appear at the charity event at the McCallum Theatre on 24 April.

28 January 2013
updated 13 February

Bone Quill cover image

Bone Quill - signing events announced

Buster Books has confirmed the following signing events for Bone Quill:

Waterstones, 38 Avenue Centre, Newton Mearns,
Glasgow G77 6EY
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 at 3.45pm

Waterstones, 128 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4AD
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 at 11.45am
(likely time limit of one hour)

Waterstones, Bluewater West, The Village, Greenhithe,
Kent DA9 9SE
Saturday, 2 March 2013 at 2.30pm

Waterstones, Oracle Centre, Reading RG1 2AG
Sunday, 3 March at 12 noon

Waterstones, 2A The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1WB
Monday, 4 March 2013 at 4.00pm

Waterstones, 4-5 Milsom Street, Bath BA1 1DA
Tuesday, 5 March at 1.00pm

Waterstones, 33 Lower Mall, Cribbs Causeway
Patchway, Bristol BS34 5GF
Wednesday, 6 March 2013 at 4.00pm

The usual rules will apply, so that John and Carole have time to see everyone. There can be no signing of merchandise and no posing for photos (although you may of course take photos as books are being signed). Everyone will need to have a copy of Bone Quill. John and Carole will also sign their other books if you have those in addition to Bone Quill.

24 January 2013

Queers Dig Time Lords

John and Carole have written the introduction to a new book from Mad Norwegian Press, Queers Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who By The LGBTQ Fans Who Love It. This follow-up to Chicks Dig Time Lords, to which Carole contributed, will be published on 4 June.

23 January 2013
One Night Only poster

JB Charity Performance: One Night Only

On 24 April, John will join a host of other Broadway and Hollywood stars in "One Night Only: Music of My Life", a special charity performance in aid of the Jewish Family Service in the Desert. The event will be held at the McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts, 73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA.

More information and tickets are available from the theatre:

Please note that John is expected to perform one song only at this concert.

15 January 2013

Exclusive Extract from Bone Quill

Buster Books have kindly provided an exclusive extract from Bone Quill, the sequel to Hollow Earth.

9 January 2013

JB and CB Books: Hollow Earth - Enhanced

An enhanced version of the ebook is now available from Amazon UK and iTunes UK. It has some great videos of John and Carole talking about their ideas for the book. Lots of typical brother and sister moments, too!

1 October 2012
Updated 3 Jan
HIM male grooming range

JB and CB Books: Bone Quill

Buster Books (the children's arm of Michael O'Mara) have confirmed that Bone Quill, the sequel to John and Carole E Barrowman's fantasy novel for young adults, Hollow Earth, will be published in February 2013. (Update 3 January: The release date has now been confirmed by Buster Books as 7 February.)

The publishers have released the full jacket cover art for Bone Quill and you can view this and read more about the book, at:

Bone Quill is available for pre-order from all good booksellers, including Amazon UK.

11 December 2012

JB TV: BBC America - The Brit List

John will be a guest on The Brit List on BBC America on Friday, 21 December at 10/9C to reveal the Doctor Who Ultimate List of Lists! For more information and to see a trailer for the show, visit the BBC America website:

9 December 2012

JB Movies: All Stars and Zero Dark Thirty

John has supporting roles in two major movies coming out in 2013.

Vertigo Films' All Stars follows the story of a misfit group of youngsters to stage an ambitious dance show in an effort to save their youth club. Described as "a funny and spectacular roller coaster ride through East London and the crazy world of kids' imaginations", John plays Matthew, who appears (very briefly!) in the film's first trailer:

All Stars is scheduled for release in the UK on 3 May 2013.

John also has a small role in Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow's (director of the Oscar-winning Hurt Locker) new movie about the decade-long hunt for Osama Bin Laden. John plays Jeremy, alongside James Gandolfini's CIA Director. Zero Dark Thirty is due out in the UK on 25 January 2013.

1 December 2012

JB Radio: Steve Wright in the Afternoon

John will be talking to Steve Wright during his afternoon show on 6 December from 2pm.

30 November 2012

JB TV: National Lottery Awards/The One Show

John hosts the National Lottery Awards on 8 December. 8.40pm BBC1.

He will also be discussing the awards on The One Show on 5 December. 7.00pm BBC1.

30 November 2012

JB TV: More QVC Mayhem

John is back on UK QVC tomorrow (Saturday 1 December) at 9am and then again on the two hour show at 8pm. No doubt much hilarity will ensue. John will also be back on QVC on Thursday 6 December at 10pm.

QVC is on Freeview, Virgin Media, Freesat and SKY. You can also watch QVC live online

6 March 2012
Updated 4 July
Front cover of Hollow Earth

Hollow Earth: Audiobook

Hollow Earth, John and Carole's new sci-fi/fantasy novel for young people, was published in the UK on 2 February and is available from online retailers and all good bookshops.

The audiobook version of Hollow Earth, read by John, is now available on CD and download from AudioGo.

At present, there is no information on the availability of the audiobook in the US and Canada, but discussions are taking place and we'll provide updates as soon as we have any news.

6 March 2012
Updated 30 Sept
Hollow Earth US cover image

Hollow Earth: US Release and Signing Events


John and Carole E Barrowman's fantasy/sci-fi novel for young adults, Hollow Earth, will be published in the US on 30 October 2012 by Aladdin Books, the children's division of Simon and Schuster.

John and Carole have now announced that they will be signing copies of the book at the following venues:

Tuesday, 30 October at 7.00pm
The Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL 60077
(co-hosting with The Book Stall)

Wednesday, 31 October at 7.00pm
Anderson's Bookshop
123 W. Jefferson Ave
Naperville, IL 60540

Friday, 2 November at 7.00pm
Alverno College Wehr Hall (sales through Boswell's Bookstore)
3401 S. 39th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53234

Saturday, 3 November at 6.00pm
The Red Balloon Bookshop
891 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Saturday, 24 November, 4.00pm-7.00pm
Just Fabulous
515 North Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs CA 92262

All times quoted are local.

24 November 2012

JB TV: Fern Britton Meets........

Fern Britton meets the man with a dual personality, born in Scotland but brought up in the United States. John talks frankly about what drives him on - and the beliefs that underpin his life.

The programme airs on Sunday 2 December at 10am on BBC1

12 November 2012

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip has airdate

Earlier this year John filmed an episode of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip with Mylene Klass. In the show they are aided by antiques experts David Harper and David Barby (who sadly died soon after the programme was made) in a hunt for antiques that will turn a profit. Along their way they take in Bristol, Chepstow, Newport and Cardiff before winding up at auction in Froncysylite near the Welsh/English Border.

The programme airs on Thursday 22 November at 7.00pm on BBC2 and BBC HD.

7 November 2012

Animal Trust Fellowship Reception at Buckingham Palace

John, Scott, Gavin and Stuart recently attended the Animal Health Trust Fellowship reception at Buckingham Palace with HRH The Princess Royal.

27 October 2012

JB and CB TV: The Morning Blend

John will be joining Carole Barrowman live on The Morning Blend on Thursday, 1 November, as part of their US Hollow Earth book signing tour. The Morning Blend airs at 9.00am (Eastern time) on Today's TMJ4 Channel.

18 October 2012

Survey - Possible US/Canadian Concerts

Would you be interested in John bringing his live show to the US and Canada? Please respond to the survey below and let us know if you'd attend a concert in any of the listed cities. If you know anyone else who might be interested, please tell them about the survey too. You can share the survey link on Facebook etc using the buttons on the page.

5 October 2012

JB TV: Attack of the Show G4 TV

John will again be co-hosting US cable channel G4's Attack of the Show on 5-9 November, 12-16 November, and 19-21 November.

Attack of the Show airs live weeknights at 7.00pm Eastern Time.

1 October 2012

JB and CB Books: The Bone Quill

Buster Books (the children's arm of Michael O'Mara) have confirmed that The Bone Quill, the sequel to John and Carole E Barrowman's fantasy novel for young adults, Hollow Earth, will be published in February 2013.

The Bone Quill is available for pre-order from all good booksellers, including Amazon UK.

24 September 2012
Updated 5 Oct
HIM male grooming range

JB TV: QVC - HIM

John will be back on QVC UK in September and October with his skin-care range HIM. He will be introducing some fabulous new HIM collections on:

29 September, 8.00pm: HIM Collection
30 September, 5.00pm: New HIM Shave and Hydrate Collection
6 October, 8.00pm: HIM Collection
7 October, 11.00am: New HIM 5-piece Collection
17 October, 9.00am: HIM Collection
20 October, 1.00am: HIM Skin Ritual Collection
20 October, 8.00pm: HIM Collection (Additional appearance)

UK viewers can tune in to QVC via Freeview channel 16, Sky channel 640, Virgin TV Channel 740 or Freesat Channel 800. You can also watch online via their website.

14 September 2012

JB and CB TV: This Morning and Loose Women

John will be on ITV1's This Morning on Monday, 17 September, to talk about his current projects, including his books, Arrow and other work. This Morning airs from 10.30am to 12.30pm on ITV1.

On Thursday, 20 September, John and Carole will join the Loose Women to chat about their writing projects, in particular Torchwood: Exodus Code and Hollow Earth.

You can apply for studio audience tickets for Loose Women through SRO Audiences:

21 August 2012

JB TV: John Barrowman's Dallas

In the run-up to the new series of Dallas airing in the UK, John presents a two-part behind-the-scenes documentary. He meets the cast, old and new, and visits the Southfork Ranch set to look at how the Ewing oil saga has been updated for the 21st century.

John Barrowman's Dallas will air on Wednesday, 29 August on Channel 5 (UK) at 10.00-10.40pm (part 1) followed immediately by part 2 from 10.40-11.10pm. Read more about the show at the Radio Times website:

Watch the show again on Demand 5:

15 August 2012

JB TV: Arrow

John has landed a recurring guest role as the mysterious "Well-Dressed Man" on The CW's Arrow and heads over to Vancouver, this week, to start filming!

14 August 2012
Updated 30 August
Front cover of Exodus Code

Torchwood: Exodus Code - Signing Events

Following the release of Torchwood: Exodus Code in the UK on 13 September, John and Carole will embark on a signing tour. Details of the signing events have been confirmed as follows:

6.00pm-7.00pm Friday, 14 September
Waterstones, 174 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8AH
Phone: 0141 248 4814

2.00pm-3.00pm Saturday, 15 September
WH Smith, Store 5, Arndale Centre, Manchester M4 3AD
Phone: 0161 834 8300

1.00pm-2.00pm Sunday, 16 September
Waterstones, West Village, Bluewater, Greenhithe DA9 9SE
Phone: 0843 2908159

5.00pm-6.00pm Monday, 17 September
Waterstones, 2a The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1WB
Phone: 029 2066 5606

6.00pm-7.00pm Thursday, 20 September
Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JR
Phone: 0207 420 3666

Note: These signing events are all first-come, first-served (ie no ticket/wristband required) although WH Smith Manchester may review this nearer the time.* If you are planning to attend any of the signings, you are advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment.

* Update 11 September: WH Smith have confirmed their event will be first-come, first served and they are not planning to issue tickets/wristbands.

13 August 2012

JB Radio: Gene Kelly - "Gotta Sing Gotta Dance"

Recording on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 at the Hackney Empire, John stars in this special event with the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Broadway maestro Larry Blank. The show will air on BBC Radio 2 on Friday, 28 September at 8pm. You can see more about this event, and listen to the show when it airs, at the links below.

Tickets can be purchased directly from the Box Office by calling 020 8985 2424, or online.

9 August 2012
Front cover of Exodus Code

Torchwood: Exodus Code to be released on 13 September

BBC Books have confirmed that John and Carole's Torchwood novel, Exodus Code will be released in the UK on 13 September. Exodus Code will also be available on audio CD.

Exodus Code is described as an epic thriller that finds Captain Jack and Gwen in a race to save humanity itself....

From BBC Books: "It starts with a series of unexplained events. Earth tremors across the globe. Women being driven insane by their heightened and scrambled senses. And the world is starting to notice – the number one Twitter trend is #realfemmefatales."

Update: The print edition and audio CD are now available from all good retailers, including Amazon:

26 July 2012
Updated 14 August

JB TV: The BBC 999 Awards

You'll be able to see John presenting an award on the BBC 999 Awards on BBC1 at 8.00pm on Thursday, 16 August 2012.

The awards show (pre-recorded) is presented by Kirsty Young and Lenny Henry.

The BBC have provided photos of John and his partner, Scott Gill, arriving at BBC Television Centre for the Awards Show:

26 July 2012

JB TV: Attack of the Show G4 TV

John will be a guest presenter on G4's nightly Attack of the Show from Tuesday, 4 September to Friday, 7 September inclusive.

G4 is a cable network channel available in the USA. Attack of the Show is live weeknights at 7.00pm Eastern Time.

22 June 2012
Updated 17 July

JB TV: San Diego Comic Con 2012

John will be reporting live from San Diego Comic Con 2012 from 1.00pm to 5.00pm on Saturday, 14 July, as part of the coverage of the convention by US cable TV network, G4.

15 July 2012

JB TV: The Nerdist Comic Con Special - BBC America

Following his appearance on The Nerdist Podcast Live and hosting G4's coverage of SDCC, John will be a guest on The Nerdist Comic Con Special. BBC America have confirmed that the show will air on Saturday, 28 July at 9.00pm (Eastern).

11 July 2012

JB Interview: Nerdist Podcast Live at San Diego Comic Con 2012

John will join Chris Hardwick for the Nerdist Podcast Live at 7.00pm at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego on Friday, 13 July. For more information, visit The Nerdist website:

10 July 2012

John named Celebrity Dog Owner of 2012

PetNet have announced that John has been crowned the UK's top Celebrity Dog Owner 2012 in the inaugural PetNet Celebrity Pet Owner Awards 2012.

John with Charlie, Captain Jack and Harris

Despite fierce competition from Alesha Dixon and Paul O'Grady, John was a clear winner in the Celebrity Dog Owner of the Year category with fans flooding to the website to show support for him and his pooches Charlie, Captain Jack and Harris.

John said, "I'm delighted to receive this Award. My dogs play such an important role in my life and I am proud to promote responsible ownership. I will be donating my prize money to Dogs Trust. As their patron, I understand how incredibly hard they work to find new homes for stray and abandoned dogs."

The PetNet Celebrity Pet Owner of the Year Awards aim to reward celebrity dog and cat owners who have communicated the importance of responsible pet ownership through their involvement with animals and the media. John and Celia Hammond (winner of the Celebrity Cat Owner category) each win £2000 for their chosen charities. For more information on winners, finalists and judges, please see Celebrity Pet Owner.

7 July 2012

JB and CB Signing: San Diego Comic Con 2012

Carole Barrowman has confirmed that she and John will be signing special "one of a kind" Hollow Earth preview editions at the Simon and Schuster booth at San Diego Comic Con at 5.00pm on Saturday, 14 July.

5 July 2012

JB TV: Antiques Road Trip Special for Children in Need

John has been filming a special edition of the Antiques Road Trip, to be broadcast later this year as part of BBC1's Children in Need.

On Friday, 6 July, John and his celebrity opponent Myleene Klass will attend the auction of the items they have chosen, with the contestant who raises the most money being announced the winner. The auction will be held by Cooper Barrington at The Old Methodist Chapel, Froncysyllte, near Llangollen, Wales. More details at the auctioneers' website:

5 July 2012

JB Thanks: Kaleidoscope

John showed his support for Kaleidoscope Trust, who work globally to promote a sentiment for diversity and equal rights for all, and launched their "What if it were illegal for you to be you?" campaign. We received a message of thanks from their Head of Communications, Ian Temple:

Team Barrowman,

Thank you for an absolutely tremendous launch yesterday of IMAGINE IF IT WERE ILLEGAL TO BE YOU.

John was absolutely amazing – and worked tirelessly on our behalf from 6.30am until 9.30pm!

I think its unheard of for a charity viral video to be aired in full on news channels in the way we managed to yesterday.

John was brilliant at promoting the website address at every opportunity. The early response and awareness has been great. The video has been viewed on You Tube over 11,000 times in the first 24 hours. These figures will now increase exponentially as the video is shared.

We have had a 20% increase in signed up social media followers and a staggering 2000% increase in visitors to the website.

The mentions of the campaign through Twitter and John's incredible fanbase overwhelmed us and are in the tens of thousands!

We are incredibly grateful that John should dedicate a day of his incredibly busy schedule to support Kaleidoscope and are very proud to have him as our passionate spokesman! Many, many thanks

Ian Temple
Head of Communications

1 July 2012
Updated 2 July

JB TV and Radio: National Lottery Awards

John will be on This Morning on Thursday, 5 July to talk about the National Lottery Awards. John will present the awards show later in the year. This Morning airs on UK Channel ITV1 from 10.30am to 12.30pm. John is expected to appear on the show at 12.10pm.

Earlier on 5 July, John will be interviewed on BBC local radio to promote the Awards. You can listen live wherever you live via the BBC website (links below).

9.30am BBC Merseyside - Sean Styles

10.10am BBC Manchester - Heather Stott

10.20am BBC Leeds - Jake Yapp

10.30am BBC Hereford and Worcester - Tony Fisher

10.40am BBC Northampton - Bernie Keith Produce

John will also be pre-recording interviews with BBC Tees (presenter Amy Lea) and BBC Newcastle (presenter Simon Logan), so look out for these to appear in the next few days.

BBC Tees:

BBC Newcastle:

Voting for projects in the National Lottery Awards is now open:

28 June 2012

JB TV: This Morning

John will be the guest-presenter on the magazine show, This Morning, on 20 and 27 July, and 3 August. This Morning airs on ITV1 on weekdays from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

27 June 2012

John wins Rear of the Year!

John has been named Wizard Jeans Rear of the Year. This prestigious award now in its 30th year is voted by members of the public. Sally Allen from Wizard Jeans said, "John's rear is clearly admired on an international basis, judging by the number of fans who voted for him."

John with his award

John said, "With tush tightly toned, cheeks firmly clenched and a big smile on my face, I'm thrilled to be awarded the accolade.''

26 June 2012

JB Convention: Fan Expo Canada 2012

John will be at the Fan Expo Canada 2012, which is due to take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from 23 to 26 August. John will attend for three days, from 24 to 26 August.

Fan Expo Canada is the third largest pop culture event in North America, featuring comics, sci-fi, anime, horror and gaming. For more information about the convention and to book tickets, visit the event website:

23 June 2012

Blackpool Concert Cancelled

Press release follows:

Tonight's John Barrowman concert at the new Tower Festival Headland, Blackpool, has been cancelled on health and safety grounds, after severe weather was forecast by the Met Office.

John Barrowman today apologised for the cancellation and promised to return to perform in the resort very soon but explained that the safety of fans and his technical team was of the utmost importance.

All ticket holders will receive a full refund of the ticket face value.

Concert organisers Cuffe & Taylor are responsible for bringing John Barrowman to Tower Festival Headland, Blackpool, with the destination management company, Marketing Blackpool, responsible for the site, staging and infrastructure, along with all health and safety of the event site.

A spokesperson for Cuffe & Taylor said: “We have consulted with Marketing Blackpool’s health and safety team and they have advised us that, due to the forecast of severe weather, it is unsafe for our teams to install the sound and lighting equipment for this evening’s concert.

“Whilst the weather forecast is much better for later today and for Sunday, there isn’t time for us to install the equipment safely and without putting our staff at risk.

“We have endeavoured to do everything possible to allow John to perform but we have to follow the advice of the venue's management.”

Commenting on the announcement today, John Barrowman said: “I am deeply disappointed that Mother Nature has had the final say on my concert in Blackpool. I’ve been following the forecast very closely all week! 
“Obviously, I really want to perform for my fans, however, the safety of fans and my technical team is of the utmost importance and I have to follow the advice of the organisers. I promise that I will be back to Blackpool very soon!!!”

Organisers Cuffe & Taylor have arranged for all ticket holders for tonight’s event to receive a full refund for any tickets purchased.

Ticket holders are advised to contact their original point of purchase to arrange a refund.

16 February 2013
Updated 20 June

JB TV: Bizarre ER

The new series of Bizarre ER, narrated by John, airs on the US channel Discovery Fit and Health starting on Saturday 6 July with back-to-back episodes at 10pm (ET/PT).

Filmed at two hospitals, one in the US and one in the UK, this show follows patients with unusual conditions from their arrival at the ER, through diagnosis, treatment and discharge from the hospital.

Bizarre ER is made by Maverick TV. The first four series were filmed for and aired by BBC Three, but it is currently unknown when or if the new series will reach the UK.

19 June 2012

JB TV: The Brit List - BBC America

John features on tonight's Brit List: 20 Coolest, airing on BBC America at 10pm/9pm Central.

19 June 2012

JB TV: Daybreak - Wednesday, 20 June

John will be on the Daybreak sofa tomorrow morning, 20 June. The show airs on the UK channel ITV1 from 6.00am to 8.30am. John is expected to appear at about 8.15am.

14 June 2012
Dogs Trust logo

JB Charity: More items listed by Dogs Trust

John recently gave items to the Dogs Trust shop in Cowbridge, Wales to raise funds and awareness of their work. The shop has now listed the last of John's shoes, ties and belts.

When he first told us about the clearout, John said "It's no secret to anyone who knows me that two of my favourite things are shopping and supporting Dogs Trust. After a recent spring-cleaning, I donated lots of stuff to the new Cowbridge shop, including posters, watches and boxes of clothing. I hope you'll pay a visit and share in my favourite things."

If you'd like to be the new owner of one of these JB items, many of which he's worn on TV shows, have a look in the Dog's Trust's Ebay store. You'll see the current Dogs Trust's listings and John's donations will be clearly identified - they'll ship worldwide, too!

12 June 2012

Dragon*Con Atlanta

John is now confirmed as a guest at Dragon*Con which this year runs from 31 August to 3 September. This huge popular culture convention takes place each year in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and focuses on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film. John is currently expected to attend on the first three days.

11 June 2012
John Barrowman and The Krankies in Jack and the Beanstalk

JB Panto: Jack and The Beanstalk

Following two years of hugely-successful and record-breaking Christmas shows at the Clyde Auditorium, the producers of the SECC's pantomime, Qdos Entertainment, have announced that John Barrowman and The Krankies will return to the venue this Christmas for a sparkling production of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Jack and the Beanstalk runs at the SECC Clyde Auditorium from Saturday, 15 December 2012 to Sunday, 6 January 2012. If you have already booked seats for Robin Hood, there's no need to change your tickets as these are still valid for Jack and the Beanstalk.

8 June 2012

JB TV: The Brit List - BBC America

BBC America launches a new show next week, looking at the UK's rich and famous. John will be a guest contributor to the first of these Brit List Specials, focusing on the 20 sexiest Brits. The show will air on Tuesday, 12 June at 10pm/9c.

7 June 2012

JB TV: The Morning Blend

John will join his sister, Carole E Barrowman, as a guest on Milwaukee's live morning talk show, The Morning Blend, on Tuesday, 12 June. The show airs at 9.00am on TODAY'S TMJ4 channel.

4 June 2012

JB TV: The Queen's Diamond Jubilee

John will be a studio guest during the coverage of The Diamond Jubilee on Tuesday, 5 June. BBC1 will be covering this event from 9.15am to 4.00pm.

2 June 2012

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant

John was reporting for BBC1 from The Belfry Barge as part of the Diamond Jubilee Thames River Pageant. He shared videos of the day on Twitter (@team_barrowman). You can also watch the videos here:

1 June 2012

JB TV: The Queen's Diamond Jubilee

John will be taking part in the celebrations of HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee over the coming weekend. On Sunday, 3 June, he will be reporting for BBC1 from The Belfry Barge as part of the Diamond Jubilee Thames River Pageant. Coverage on BBC1 runs from 1.30pm to 6.00pm.

Viewers in the US can also join in the celebrations via BBC America, who will be broadcasting live coverage of the Thames River Pageant on Sunday, 3 June at 8.30am/7.30c.

30 May 2012

More JB Radio: Chris Evans Breakfast Show - 31 May

In advance of the special Chris Evans Breakfast Show live broadcast from the Hay Festival, John will be interviewed on Chris's show tomorrow, 31 May. The show airs from 6.30am. John is expected to be on the show between 8.00am and 8.30am.

You can listen live wherever you are via the BBC website:

A podcast of Friday's show from the Hay Festival will be available following the live broadcast:

27 May 2012

JB Radio: More Regional Radio Interviews

John will be on the following radio stations in the coming days to chat about his upcoming concert tour.

The Steve Jordan Breakfast Show from 6.00am on Monday, 28 May on Yorkshire Coast Radio.

The Darren Spence Show at 9.25am on 29 May on Rock FM/Magic 999 (rescheduled from 28 May):

The Ally Bally Show at 11.30am on 31 May on Scotland Radio Network (Clyde 2, Forth 2, Northsound 2, Tay AM, Westsound AM, Moray Firth):

Ian Shepherd's Show at 8.00am on 2 June on Wave FM:

The James Hoggarth Show on BBC Radio Humberside (date of broadcast to be confirmed):

John was also interviewed recently on BBC York. The interview is now available on the BBC iPlayer:

24 May 2012
Updated 27 May

JB Radio: Regional Radio Interviews

John will be chatting about his upcoming concert tour to Ted Robbins on BBC Radio Lancashire, live at 10.45am on Friday 25 May. Then at 12.30pm, he'll be interviewed on BBC Radio Manchester.

You can listen live online, wherever you are, via the links to the BBC website below.

There are also several pre-recorded interviews coming up. The first of these will be broadcast on the Steve Jordan Breakfast Show on Yorkshire Coast Radio on Monday, 28 May. The show airs from 6.00am to 10.00am.

16 May 2012

JB Radio: Chris Evans Breakfast Show - 1 June

John will appear in a special edition of the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Friday, 1 June when Chris will present the live final of his 500 Words story-writing competition. The show will be broadcast live from 6.30am from the Hay Festival.

The three winners in the under-9 year old and three in the 10-13 year old categories will be announced live on-air, with each young author hearing their words brought to life by John, Catherine Tate, Will Young, Helen Skelton, Richard Wilson and Daniel Roche.

14 May 2012

JB Convention: Collectormania - 2 June

John will be appearing at Collectormania, Milton Keynes, on Saturday, 2 June 2012.

This event will be held at Stadium:MK, Stadium Way West, Milton Keynes MK1 1ST. To find out more about the event and the venue, and to book tickets, visit the Collectormania website:

19 April 2012

JB TV: The One Show - BBC1 - 27 April

John recently visited a wolf sanctuary in Shropshire. See the the results on The One Show on Friday 27 April on BBC1 at 7pm.

8 April 2012
HIM male grooming range

JB TV: QVC - HIM

John returns to QVC this week to promote his skin-care range HIM. He'll be in the studios on Wednesday, 11 April at 3pm on the Beauty Masterclass show.

UK viewers can tune in to QVC via Freeview channel 16 and Sky channel 640. You can also watch online via their website.

1 April 2012
JB summer concerts poster image

JB Summer Concerts - 21-24 June

John will perform in four special open-air summer concerts in Scarborough, Glasgow, Blackpool and Hampton Court Palace this June. Launching the concerts, promoters Cuffe and Taylor said:

"John Barrowman, the multi-talented star of stage and screen on both sides of the Atlantic, will headline four fantastic shows across the UK this summer. Following several sell out tours and hit albums, John will once again prove why he is one of the UK's most versatile and treasured artists with this new show."

These will be John's only headlining concerts this year. Tickets go on sale at 9.00am on Tuesday, 3 April. For more information on dates, venues and how to book tickets, see the concert page.

30 March 2012

JB Convention:

John will be appearing at The Greatest Show in The Galaxy - an event that spans over two days, Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May 2012.

The convention is held at the East of England Showground in Peterborough and you can read more about it, and book tickets, via their website:

30 March 2012
JB at TY Hafan

JB Charity Support - Tŷ Hafan

John will be at Tŷ Hafan's "Tiaras and Pyjamas" themed Midnight Sleep Walk on Friday, 4 May to spur on the ladies and girls walking to raise money for the children's hospice.

"John has kindly agreed to join in the fun on the build up to the event which will include music, warm up sessions by the girls from Curves as well as a visit from another 'Captain Jack', Geordie Depp. It should be a fantastic night!" said event organiser Sali Griffiths.

For more information and to register online, visit the website below, or ring the events team on 029 2067 2065.

If husbands, boyfriends and dads would like to help too, they can sign up to be a marshal along the route. Register as a marshal on the Midnight Sleep Walk website above or email the events team at events@tyhafan.org.

20 March 2012
Updated 28 March
Dogs Trust logo

A Barrowman Clearout!

John has been busy sorting out his wardrobes. He's sent lots of items to Dogs Trust for them to sell in their Cowbridge shop - but don't dash over to Cowbridge just yet, as the items won't go on sale until 9.30am on Saturday 31 March 2012!

If you'd like to be the new owner of one of these JB items, many of which he's worn on TV shows, the shop's details are:

  • 62 Eastgate, Cowbridge, CF71 7AB
  • Telephone: 01446 774423

Please don't call the shop to enquire if telephone orders and reservations are available. They have advised us that this isn't possible and they can't accept credit card payments over the phone. They can accept credit cards on the day in the Cowbridge shop.

There will be items listed in the Dogs Trust eBay shop after 31 March and they will ship worldwide. The link, below, will take you to all current Dogs Trust items and John's donations will be clearly identified when they are available.

John's message, about the sale, follows:

"It's no secret to anyone who knows me that two of my favourite things are shopping and supporting Dogs Trust. After a recent spring-cleaning, I donated lots of stuff to the new Cowbridge shop, including posters, watches and boxes of clothing. I hope you'll pay a visit and share in my favourite things."

11 March 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHN

John celebrates his 45th birthday, today. AfterElton have put together 45 reasons why they love John and you can see this lovely tribute by following the link, below.

7 March 2012

JBTV: Gilded Lilys

John is to play a leading role in a new pilot from ABC. Gilded Lilys is a period drama set in New York City circa 1895. It follows the Lily family who are opening the most lavish hotel in New York history. John will play Julius Ashford Lily, the charming son of the Lily family.

6 March 2012

JB Convention appearance

John will be appearing at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) on 14 and 15 April 2012.

28 February 2012

Barrowman Radio: Fun Kids Radio

John and Carole will be chatting about Hollow Earth on Fun Kids Radio at 4pm on Friday, 2 March. You can listen online via the Fun Kids website.

18 February 2012

JBTV: QVC

John returns to the QVC studios on Monday 20, February at 9pm with his skin-care range HIM.

10 February 2012

JB TV: This Morning - ITV1

John will be the guest-presenter on ITV1's This Morning on Friday, 17 February. The show airs from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

10 February 2012
Updated 18 Feb

JB TV: Watson and Oliver - BBC2

Watson and Oliver is a new sketch show starring comedy duo Lorna Watson and Ingrid Oliver. John guest stars in the first episode, airing at 10.00pm on BBC2 on Monday, 20 February.

2 February 2012

JB Radio: Hollow Earth

John and Carole recorded radio interviews to talk about their new book Hollow Earth.

You can listen, from anywhere in the world, via the links below.

Live on Tuesday 14 February

BBC Radio Scotland

Live on Saturday 18 February

Graham Norton's BBC Radio 2 show which airs from 10.00am until 1.00pm.

2 February 2012

JB Radio: Hollow Earth

John and Carole have several radio interviews planned to talk about their new book Hollow Earth.

You can listen, from anywhere in the world, via the links below. All times are GMT.

Live on Monday 6 February

They will also pre-record interviews with: BBC Radio Leicester (expected to air on Thursday, 9 February at 10.10am - Listen on iPlayer), BBC Radio Northampton, BBC Radio Berkshire, BBC Radio York, BBC Radio Nottingham, BBC Radio Jersey and BBC Radio Bristol

Live on Wednesday 8 February

Richard Bacon's BBC Radio 5 Live show which airs from 2.00pm until 4.00pm.

Live on Tuesday 14 February

Live on Saturday 18 February

Graham Norton's BBC Radio 2 show which airs from 10.00am until 1.00pm.

26 January 2012

JBTV: Hollow Earth

John and Carole will appear on the following TV shows, this month:

26 January 2012

JBTV: Hollow Earth

John and Carole will appear on the following TV shows, this month:

18 January 2012

JBTV: Chris Moyles' Quiz Night

Having won his quiz earlier in the series, John returns to Quiz Night on 3 February 2012 in a battle with JLS and Alesha Dixon to become the series champion. The show airs on Channel 4 at 10.30pm.

5 January 2012
Updated 13 January
Front cover of Hollow Earth

Hollow Earth - signing events announced

Hollow Earth, John and Carole's new sci-fi/fantasy novel for young people, will be published on 2 February and is now available for pre-order.

Confirmed Signing Events

We will update this section as soon as new dates are added. Only copies of Hollow Earth will be signed so please do not ask for items such as DVDs or other memorabilia to be signed. Proof of purchase may be required.

Saturday 4 February 2012 at 1pm
Waterstone's, Bluewater West, The Village, Greenhithe, Kent DA9 9SE
Telephone Number: 01322 624831

Sunday 5 February 2012 at 1pm
Costco, Hartspring Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire WD25 8JS
Telephone Number: 01923 699800
(Please note that this event will only be open to members of Costco)

Monday 13 February 2012 at 1pm
Waterstone's, Argyll Street, Glasgow G2 8BT
Telephone Number: 0141 248 4814

Thursday 16 February 2012 at 12noon
Waterstone's, 2a The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1WB
Telephone Number: 0843 290 8215

12 January 2012

JB TV: Hustle - BBC1

John's episode of Hustle, in which he guest-stars as Dr Dean Deville, will air at 9.00pm on Friday, 3 February on BBC1.

9 January 2012
Updated 11 January
HIM male grooming range

JB TV: QVC - HIM

After the run-away success of the initial sets of the skincare range, HIM, John will return to QVC on Thursday, 12 January, to promote the full-size products. He will be on the QVC channel during the 9.00am-11.00am and 1.00pm-2.00pm shows.

You can watch QVC live internationally via their website:

11 January 2012

John meets Jai McDowall

John met Jai McDowall, winner of Britain's Got Talent 2011, after the last performance of Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow on 7 January.

2 January 2012

The National Television Awards

John has been shortlisted in the Male Drama Performance category of the 2012 National Television Awards. Voting is now open, until midday (UK time) on 25 January, via the link below or by phone on Premium Rate number 0901 888 2012.

2 January 2012

JB TV: The Story Of Musicals - BBC4

John will appear in the new three-part BBC series, The Story Of Musicals. The first episode will air on BBC4 at 9.00pm on Tuesday, 3 January.

22 December 2011

JB Radio: Signal 2

Paul Fairclough, from the radio station Signal 2, interviewed John earlier this year. The interview will feature in a one hour Christmas Special which will also include some of John's songs. You can listen online when this airs at 6pm on 26 December 2011.

3 December 2011

JB TV: December

John appeared on the following TV shows this month which may still be available to watch via the channel's website:

Friday 16 December at 11.10pm Chris Moyles' Quiz Night, Channel 4
Monday 19 December at 10.00pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks, BBC2

3 December 2011

JB TV - December

John will appear on the following TV shows this month:

Friday 2 December at 3.00pm on QVC
Friday 2 December at 6.00pm on QVC
Saturday 3 December at 6.00pm Tonight's the Night, BBC1
Friday 16 December at 11.10pm Chris Moyles' Quiz Night, Channel 4
Monday 19 December at 10.00pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks, BBC2

27 November 2011

JB TV - November

John appeared on the following TV shows last month:

Monday 28 November at 8.30am on Lorraine, ITV1
Tuesday 29 November at 9.00am on QVC
Wednesday 30 November between 10.30am and 12.30pm on This Morning, ITV1

You can still watch some of these online:

  • Click here to watch Lorraine
  • Click here to watch This Morning
  • 1 November 2011
    updated 10 November

    DVD Signing: Torchwood: Miracle Day 29 November

    HMV London, 150 Oxford Street W1
    6pm onwards

    On Tuesday 29 November at HMV’s flagship store on Oxford Street in London’s West End, Torchwood stars John Barrowman and Eve Myles will be meeting fans and signing copies of Torchwood Miracle Day on DVD from 6pm.

    A note from the organisers:
    The signing is to promote Miracle Day on DVD and Blu-Ray. No purchase is necessary on the day from HMV. Please do not bring memorabilia, books or CDs.
    Access to this event will be restricted. 300 wristbands will be available from the store on the day of the event from 8.30am on a first-come first-served basis. One wristband per customer only, while stocks last.

    26 October 2011

    JB Radio: City Talk and Radio City - 26 October

    John's interview with Pete Price is scheduled to be broadcast on Liverpool radio stations Radio City 96.7 and City Talk 105.9 tonight. Both shows air from 10.00pm to 2.00am and can be listened to online at the links below.

    17 October 2011

    JB to sing at charity event - 28 November 2011

    Message from John:

    "This year, wonderful Macmillan Cancer Support are celebrating their centenary, and I'm delighted to be able to help celebrate the occasion by singing at the Macmillan Centenary Gala at The London Palladium on Monday 28 November 2011.

    The evening is hosted by Graham Norton and will feature back-to-back fabulous stars of stage and screen!

    The good news is that there are still a few tickets left and all money goes to Macmillan! Buy your ticket direct from Macmillan on 020 7840 4747. The lines are open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Tickets range in price from £35-£325, with entry to exclusive pre and aftershow parties on offer.

    Hope to see you there!"

    12 October 2011

    JB TV: Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two

    Don't miss John on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two this Friday 14 October on BBC2 at 6.30pm.

    10 October 2011

    A message from John and Carole

    We are gobsmacked (there's no other word for it) that someone has posted the official cover of Hollow Earth online. We hope that the person who did this will take it down and do nothing else to spoil the book's official release in February.

    We're thrilled that there's excitement about our book, and we're thankful for that, but we had some cool things planned for younger readers when we released the cover at the book's launch.

    Of course, we'll still do those things, but it's disappointing nonetheless that some of the surprise has been taken from us.

    John and Carole

    4 October 2011

    JB Radio

    John's in Ireland to talk about his upcoming tour.

    He'll be singing live on Today with Pat Kenny on RTE Radio after 11am on 4 October

    He will also be live on The Ray Foley Show on Today FM at 1pm on 4 October.

    He'll be a guest on RTE2 FM with Rick O'Shea. This airs between 2pm and 4.30pm on 5 October

    3 October 2011

    JB TV: Chris Moyles' Quiz Night

    John will be recording two appearances for the show Chris Moyles' Quiz Night on Thursday, 6 October 2011. You can apply for tickets to be in the studio audience at:

    Information on when these shows will be broadcast is not yet available. Chris Moyles' Quiz Show currently airs on Thursday evenings at 11.25pm on E4.

    29 September 2011

    JB Press: Out In The City and Best Magazines

    John is featured in the current issue (No 58 dated 10/11) of Out in the City Magazine. This UK magazine is available online as a .pdf file:

    John is also interviewed in the 4 October 2011 issue (No 39/11) of Best Magazine, currently available from UK newsagents.

    28 September 2011

    JB Radio: Elaine Paige on Sunday

    John will be a guest on Elaine Paige on Sunday on 2 October. Barbara Windsor (Eastenders' Peggy Mitchell) is currently standing in for Elaine.

    The show airs from 1.00pm to 3.00pm and you can listen online from wherever you are:

    8 September 2011

    JB Radio: The Richard Bacon Show, Thursday, 8 September

    John will be on The Richard Bacon Show on BBC Radio Five Live today, 8 September. The show airs from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Listeners can tune in globally via the BBC website.

    6 September 2011
    HIM male grooming range

    John launches new male grooming range: HIM

    John will appear on ITV1's The Zone at 1.00am and on QVC at 9.00am and 6.00pm on Monday, 12 September to launch HIM, his new range of male grooming products. HIM will be available exclusively through QVC.

    QVC UK is on Sky Channel 640, Virgin TV Channel 740, Freeview Channel 16 and Freesat Channel 800, or watch live online via the QVC website:

    2 September 2011

    JB Press: New York Times

    John has written a feature for the New York Times about his experiences of flying and meeting fans on his travels.

    The article, "He's Not An Immortal Time-Traveler, But He Plays One On TV", is available on the NYT website.

    2 September 2011
    Best of CD cover

    JB TV

    John will be a guest on various TV shows to promote the release of his new CD: The Very Best of John Barrowman, on 5 September.

    • Monday, 5 September: Daybreak, ITV1 - 6.00am to 8.30am
    • Monday, 5 September: QVC Selection, QVC - 7.00pm to 8.00pm
    • Wednesday, 7 September: The Alan Titchmarsh Show, ITV1 - 3.00pm to 4.00pm
    • Wednesday, 14 September: Loose Women, ITV1 - 12.30pm to 1.30pm
    • Thursday, 15 September: The Wright Stuff, Channel 5 - 9.15am to 11.10am

    More to come, so please check for updates!

    1 September 2011

    Even more JB Radio: 5 September

    To promote his new CD and the concert tour, John will be interviewed live on the following radio shows on Monday, 5 September:

    BBC Devon - Judi Spiers - 10.15am
    www.bbc.co.uk/devon

    BBC Scotland - Fred MacAulay - 10.45am
    www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland

    Also on 5 September, John will pre-record interviews for:

    Big City Radio (Birmingham) - Steve Davis Breakfast Show
    www.happychappymedia.com/bigcityradio

    BBC Tees (North East) - Amy Lea
    www.bbc.co.uk/northeast/

    BBC Nottingham - Mark Dennison Breakfast Show
    www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham

    BBC Sheffield - Paulette Edwards
    www.bbc.co.uk/sheffield

    Town FM (Ipswich) - Dave James
    www.town102.com
    Broadcast on Friday, 9 September

    1 September 2011

    More JB Radio: Interviews coming up

    John is recording interviews with radio stations all over the UK. Listen out for these interviews to be broadcast on the following stations over the next few days:

    Swansea Sound - Kev Johns' Breakfast Show
    www.swanseasound.co.uk/home

    BBC Cambridgeshire - Liz Rhodes
    www.bbc.co.uk/cambridgeshire/programmes

    Radio City (Liverpool) - Jay Hind
    www.radiocity.co.uk/

    Bridge FM (Town and Country Broadcasting, Cardiff) - Mark Franklin
    www.bridge.fm

    Clyde FM (Glasgow) - Alan Edwards
    www.clyde2.com/

    BBC Merseyside - Billy Butler
    www.bbc.co.uk/merseyside/

    Manx FM (Isle of Man) - Bob Harrison
    www.manxradio.com
    Expected to air Sunday, 11 September (4.00pm-5.00pm)

    Magic Network (Metro, Newcastle; TFM, Teeside; Viking, Hull; Rock, Preston; Key 102, Manchester; Hallam, Sheffield; Aire, Leeds; Radio City, Liverpool) - Dave Campbell

    BBC Berkshire - Nicki Whiteman
    www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/radio/bbc_radio_berkshire

    Smooth Radio Network (London, Newcastle, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester, Glasgow) - Carlos

    Scotland Network (Clyde 2,Glasgow; Forth 2, Edinburgh; Northsound 2, Aberdeen; Tay AM, Dundee; Westsound AM, Ayr; Moray Firth, Inverness) - Ally Bally

    Signal 2 (Stoke) - Paul Fairclough
    www.signal2.co.uk
    Airing Sunday, 11 September (2.00pm-6.00pm). Alternative link to Signal 2: Signal 2 via UK Radio Feeds

    Isle of Wight Radio - John Hannam
    www.iwradio.co.uk

    Metro FM (Newcastle) - Alan Robson
    www.metroradio.co.uk

    Radio City (Liverpool) - Peter Price
    www.radiocity.co.uk

    1 September 2011

    JB Radio: Interviews today, 1 September!

    John is scheduled to appear on a number of radio shows today:

    British Forces Radio - 10.30am
    BBC Northampton - Bernie Keith - 11.40am
    Downtown Radio, Belfast - Caroline Fleck - 12.15pm
    BBC Kent - Pat Marsh - 2.45pm
    BBC Manchester - Becky Want - 3.15pm
    U105FM, Belfast - Johnny Hero - 4.15pm

    31 August 2011

    JB Radio: BBC Radio Wales, 1 September

    John will be interviewed on the Jamie Owen Show on BBC Radio Wales on Thursday, 1 September. The show airs from 9.00am to 12.00pm.

    You can listen to BBC Radio Wales wherever you are via their website:

    22 August 2011

    JB TV: Alan Titchmarsh Show, 7 September

    John will be a guest on the new series of The Alan Titchmarsh Show on Wednesday, 7 September. The show airs on ITV1 at 3.00pm.

    If you would like to request tickets to be in the studio audience, applications are now being accepted by SRO Audiences:

    6 September 2011

    JB TV: Hustle and Watson & Oliver

    John has recently filmed guest roles for two BBC TV shows.

    He will guest on Hustle, the BBC1 drama about a group of con artists, which stars Robert Vaughn and Adrian Lester. He will also appear in the new BBC2 sketch show, Watson and Oliver.

    20 August 2011

    JB Radio: Michael Ball's Sunday Brunch, BBC Radio 2

    John will be a guest on Michael Ball's Sunday Brunch on Sunday, 4 September. The show airs from 11.00am to 1.00pm and is available online via the BBC website.

    10 August 2011

    JB Radio: BBC Radio London and Magic FM

    John will be interviewed on the Robert Elms show on BBC Radio London on Monday, 5 September to talk about his new single, I Owe It All To You and the CD, The Very Best Of John Barrowman. The show airs from 12.00pm to 3.00pm and is available via the BBC website.

    An interview with John is also scheduled to be broadcast on The Rick Astley Requests Show on Magic FM on Sunday, 11 September. The show airs from 2.00pm to 5.00pm and can be heard online through the Magic FM website.

    2 August 2011

    JB Press: Waitrose Kitchen Magazine - August 2011

    John is interviewed in the current edition of Waitrose Kitchen Magazine (dated August 2011), talking about his food preferences and what happens in his kitchen!

    The magazine is available from most Waitrose supermarkets.

    2 August 2011

    JB Radio: Steve Wright in the Afternoon - 3 August 2011

    As well as guesting on The Chris Moyles Show on BBC Radio 1 on 3 August, John will be interviewed for Steve Wright In The Afternoon, which airs from 2.00pm to 5.00pm on BBC Radio 2.

    BBC Radio 2 is available internationally through the BBC website.

    2 August 2011

    JB Radio: The Chris Moyles Show - 3 August 2011

    John will be on The Chris Moyles Show on BBC Radio 1 on 3 August 2011. The show airs from 6.30am to 10.00am.

    BBC Radio 1 is available internationally through the BBC website.

    15 July 2011

    JBTV: Loose Women, ITV1 - 28 July

    John visits the Loose Women again on Thursday, 28 July.

    The show airs at 12.30pm on ITV1.

    22 July 2011

    JBTV: Daybreak, ITV1 - 4 August

    John, accompanied by his Torchwood co-star, Eve Myles, will be on the Daybreak sofa on Thursday, 4 August, to talk about Torchwood: Miracle Day. Daybreak airs from 6.00am on ITV1.

    11 July 2011

    JBTV: Daybreak, ITV1 - 14 July

    While in Los Angeles filming Torchwood, John was interviewed by Ross King, LA Correspondent for ITV1's morning magazine show, Daybreak. The interview is expected to be broadcast on Thursday, 14 July. Daybreak airs from 6.00am on ITV1.

    9 July 2011

    JB on the Red Button

    John has recorded the voice over for a Torchwood: Miracle Day exclusive for BBC Red button.

    Press Red to watch from Monday, 11 July 2011.

    7 July 2011

    JB Press - Woman's Own and OutSmart Magazine

    John is featured in the current edition of the UK magazine, Woman's Own, dated 11 July in an article sub-titled, "Family life beats showbiz parties!"

    OutSmart, a US web-based magazine, also has an interview with John, talking about his life as a gay man in the entertainment industry, Torchwood, and wearing the kilt.

    5 July 2011

    'Doctor' John receives an honorary degree

    John was today awarded the title 'Doctor of Drama' in a graduation ceremony at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) in Glasgow. The award recognises his contribution to the entertainment industry, including his twenty two years as a musical theatre performer.

    5 July 2011

    JBTV - Upcoming TV appearances

    29 June 2011
    John as Captain Jack

    JBTV: Torchwood to air on BBC1 from 14 July 2011

    The BBC have confirmed that Torchwood: Miracle Day, will launch on BBC1 at 9.00pm on Thursday, 14 July 2011.

    Torchwood: Miracle Day reunites the surviving members of Torchwood, Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper, who must partner with the CIA when they are thrown into a global intrigue after, suddenly, people everywhere stop dying.

    28 June 2011
    John sprinkling sparkle dust

    JBTV: Tonight's The Night to air from 9 July 2011

    John's entertainment show, Tonight's The Night, returns to BBC1 at 7.10pm on Saturday, 9 July, to make more people's dreams come true.

    Co-produced by the BBC and Barrowman Barker Productions, Tonight's The Night surprises those special people who deserve recognition by giving them the surprise of their life and an experience that money can't buy!

    This third series consists of six episodes and two special highlights shows.

    Please note that the BBC cannot accept any further nominations for surprises for Tonight's The Night.

    24 June 2011

    JB Radio - Torchwood Radio Plays

    The BBC have announced that three new Torchwood radio plays will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 from Monday, 11 to Wednesday, 13 July at 2.15pm. Set prior to Children of Earth, the plays are titled Torchwood: The Lost Files and star John, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd.

    Listeners around the world will be able to tune in live online to the Torchwood radio plays via the BBC Radio 4 website.

    16 June 2011
    updated 26 July 2011

    JB Convention Appearance - San Diego Comic Con

    Torchwood: Miracle Day featured strongly at the San Diego Comic Con with a standing-room-only Q&A on Friday 22 July 2011. John was joined by Eve Myles, Bill Pullman, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins and writer Jane Espenson for a lively discussion panel. He also represented Torchwood on a special "Supernaturals" panel hosted by TV Guide on 23 July.

    A special advance screening of Episode 3 of Torchwood: Miracle Day on Thursday 21 July was introduced by John and the other cast members.

    Video clips of part of the panel and interviews with John and Eve are below.

    13 June 2011

    CRY and John say Thank You for the generosity of fans

    In December 2010, to celebrate John's opening night in Aladdin at the SECC, Glasgow, John's official news list donated a total of £1027.12 to CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), a charity that raises money to screen and detect young people who may be at risk of Sudden Death Syndrome. With Gift Aid, this donation reached a grand total of £1141.67! CRY have written to say thank you, and John would like to say a big Thank You! to all his fans who donated to such an amazing cause.

    23 May 2011

    JB Radio: The Richard Bacon Show - 24 May 2011

    John will be interviewed on Richard Bacon's show on BBC Radio 5 Live on Tuesday, 24 May, to talk about the new series of Tonight's The Night. The show airs from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

    20 May 2011

    JBTV: So You Think You Can Dance - 21 May 2011

    John will be a guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance on Saturday, 21 May 2011, to help find Britain's favourite dancer. The show airs live at 5.35pm on BBC One, with the results show at 7.30pm.

    John said, "This is such an amazing opportunity – I met all these guys when I was a guest judge at the Choreography Camp rounds a few months back, and I can't wait to come back and see how they have improved and developed as performers. It's going to be great now it's down to the top ten dancers - the competition is getting hotter."

    19 May 2011

    JBTV - Torchwood: Miracle Day preview screening at BFI

    The first episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day will be screened at the British Film Institute at 6.20pm on Monday, 20 June 2011.

    The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with John, Eve Myles and Russell T Davies (subject to work commitments). Tickets can be booked via the BFI website or at the box office.

    17 May 2011

    John to receive Honorary Degree from RSAMD

    John is to receive the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Drama from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD). The degree will be awarded during the Academy's graduation ceremony in July.

    16 May 2011

    JB Radio: The 4 O'Clock Show - 17 May 2011

    John will appear on The 4 O'Clock Show on BBC Radio 4 Extra on Tuesday, 17 May. Mel Giedroyc presents this topical magazine and chat show which airs from 4.00pm to 5.00pm.

    15 May 2011
    Updated 27 May 2011
    John on Goodnight Burbank

    JB WebTV: Goodnight Burbank - 29 May 2011

    John features in a fun interview in the final episode of US comedy web series, Goodnight Burbank, talking about Doctor Who and Torchwood.

    Goodnight Burbank is the first-ever scripted half-hour comedy made for the web and stars Laura Silverman, Dominic Monaghan and writer/creator Hayden Black.

    15 May 2011
    Goodnight Burbank logo

    JB WebTV: Goodnight Burbank

    John is a guest presenter in the current episode of the satirical web series, Goodnight Burbank.

    John will also appear in Episode 6.

    16 April 2011

    JB TV: Scream if You Know the Answer! - 8 May 2011

    John is a contestant on the show and will be trying to answer questions whilst riding a rollercoaster! Members of the public, teamed up with a host of celebrities, complete stomach turning challenges - all of which take place on the terrifying rides themselves!

    Filmed in Thorpe Park, the show will air at 7pm on Sunday, 8 May 2011 on Watch.

    11 April 2011

    JB Press: Hello! Magazine (UK)

    While in Cannes at the MIPTV Media Market, John was interviewed by Richard Arnold for Hello! Magazine. The interview appears in the current edition, Number 1170 dated 18 April 2011, available from today.

    7 April 2011

    JB TV: Your Country Needs Blue - 16 April 2011

    With boy-band Blue set to carry the flag for the UK at this year's Eurovision Song Contest, John joins Sir Cliff Richard, Robbie Williams and JLS to give the group expert advice on creating a winning Euro-song. This hour-long behind-the-scenes documentary, titled Your Country Needs Blue, will air at 6.10pm on Saturday, 16 April 2011 on BBC1.

    4 April 2011

    Message from John regarding autograph requests

    First of all, thank you to all my fans who've heeded my request not to ask for autographs or items to be signed until I'd cleared the backlog. Hurrah! I've now signed all the items sent to me after the tour and panto. But not hurrah - I'm still swamped with requests and items to be signed.

    So I need to ask for your indulgence and patience for a while longer. Until I'm fully caught up (it'll happen), I can't accept any further requests for autographs or signed items. This means any further SAEs I receive will be returned unsigned.

    I know this may disappoint many of you, but I also know you appreciate how difficult it is for me to make this decision. I adore and appreciate you all and, when my schedule opens up a bit, I'll let you know when you can resume sending things to be signed.

    JB

    2 April 2011

    JB TV: So You Think You Can Dance - 9 April 2011

    John will join Nigel Lythgoe and Arlene Phillips as guest judge for one night only on the panel of the BBC's competition to find Britain's favourite dancer, So You Think You Can Dance. John will appear on next Saturday's show, to be broadcast at 6.30pm on BBC1.

    29 March 2011
    Updated 6 June 2011
    John sprinkling sparkle dust

    BBC Entertainment confirm third series of Tonight's The Night

    BBC Entertainment have confirmed there will be a third series of Tonight's The Night, a BBC Vision co-production with Barrowman Barker Productions. In the show, John surprises people with a unique chance to fulfill their dreams.

    Nominations of people to appear on the show must be made to the BBC by 30 June 2011. Details of how to make a nomination are on the BBC website at the link below.

    The shows will be filmed at BBC Scotland in Glasgow on 1 July, 3 July, 15 July and 17 July, and at MediaCityUK (Salford) on 31 July and 7 August. Applications to be in the studio audience for these recordings can now be made via the BBC Ticket Website, until 10.00pm on Sunday, 12 June, after which tickets will be allocated by random draw:

    BBC Worldwide have also announced that the Tonight's The Night format has been sold to Norway, Sweden and Ukraine, with the show having already achieved the best performance of a premiere on the Ukraine's New Channel.

    15 March 2011

    John to release CD - The Best of John Barrowman

    John will be releasing a CD, The Best Of John Barrowman, in September, shortly before embarking on his concert tour.

    The CD will feature songs from John's previous albums, Another Side, Music Music Music and John Barrowman.

    8 March 2011

    Universal Posters launch competition for Mother's Day

    Would you like to present your mother with a wonderful gift this Mother's Day? Enter Universal Posters' new competition and you could win an exclusive poster of John, plus champagne and luxury chocolates! Just answer the question, enter your details and submit your entry for your chance to win.

    Closing date: Midday (UK time) on Thursday, 31 March 2011.

    11 January 2011

    John announces winners of the ASDA-DVD Competition

    Following his final performance of Aladdin at the SECC in Glasgow on 9 January, John drew the names of the winners of Lace DVD's competition to win special signed posters, ASDA vouchers, and the Collector's Edition boxset of John's 2009 and 2010 concerts.

    You can see a clip of John drawing the winning entries with the help of a couple of friends, on our You Tube channel.

    26 December 2010

    John and Kristina win Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special

    John triumphed in the Strictly Christmas Special, broadcast last night on BBC1.

    Dressed in grey, rhinestone-clad trousers and waistcoat, he danced an American Smooth Quickstep with his partner, Kristina Rihanoff and, as he said in VT, boy was it quick!

    The judges loved it. John and Kristina gained three nines, and a ten from Bruno, putting them at the top of the leader board, a position which the studio audience then supported with their own vote and the glitter star trophy was John's!

    The video of John's routine can currently be viewed worldwide on the BBC News website:

    DVD cover

    John Barrowman - Live at the Royal Albert Hall

    The DVD of John's concert, recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 4 October 2010, was released on 15 November 2010 in PAL format. An NTSC version will be released on 22 November. Both formats are region-free (Region 0).

    A special edition box set containing the DVDs of both the 2009 and 2010 concerts, plus a 12-page booklet with never-before-seen photos of John, was also released in PAL format on 15 November exclusively through ASDA.

    9 December 2010

    John contributes to Celebrity Paws 2010

    John has provided a handprint drawing for the annual Celebrity Paws auction in aid of the charity Cats Protection. There are still a couple of days left to bid on this unique drawing, which has been signed by John.

    5 December 2010
    DVD cover

    JB gifts for Christmas!

    It's time for Christmas shopping, so you might want to check out the various gifts we have on offer!

    Shirts and cufflinks for the man in your life:

    The DVD of John's recent concert tour and the special box set edition of the 2009 and 2010 concerts:

    John's music CDs, including Reflections from Broadway, Another Side, Music Music Music and the latest CD, "John Barrowman":

    Facsimile-signed posters:

    Season's Greetings and happy shopping!

    30 November 2010

    Important: NTSC version of the Royal Albert Hall concert DVD

    This message is only relevant if you have bought the NTSC format DVD.

    You may have noticed a problem with playing the NTSC DVD. This is because, due to an error during the production process, the DVD is actually PAL format rather than NTSC.

    We know that you were excited to receive the DVD and Lace would like to
    offer their apologies - rest assured that they are urgently rectifying the
    situation and replacement DVDs will be produced as fast as possible. We'll
    confirm when the new DVDs are available and you should then contact your retailer (e.g Amazon, Play etc) to request a replacement.

    If you have any further queries, please contact us at dvd@johnbarrowman.com

    29 November 2010

    JB TV: Lorraine

    John and his Strictly Come Dancing partner, Kristina Rihanoff, will appear on the Lorraine show on Thursday 2 December 2010. The show airs on ITV1 from 8.30am until 9.25am.

    16 November 2010

    JB Web TV: Goodnight Burbank

    John has filmed a cameo role as himself in the hit web-based comedy show, Goodnight Burbank. The broadcast date is yet to be announced. More information about the show is at the link below.

    11 November 2010
    WEB calendar

    John is Mr January!

    The Make a Difference Trust is releasing a calendar featuring full colour photographs from West End Bares – Strip Britannia 2010. Relive the glamour of the glittering West End event!

    This 2011 calendar features some of the West End’s top stars as you’ve never seen them before!

    Sold in aid of TheatreMAD/ The Make A Difference Trust

    5 November 2010

    Competition: Win JB poster, DVD box set or ASDA vouchers!

    Lace DVD have teamed up with ASDA to sponsor this fantastic competition. All you have to do for a chance to win a poster signed by John, £200 worth of ASDA vouchers, or the ASDA exclusive collector's edition box set of John's 2009 and 2010 concerts, is send us your answer to a John-related question. All the correct entries will be entered into the draw for these great prizes.

    The closing date is midnight (GMT) on 31 December 2010. Good luck!

    3 November 2010
    CRY

    John becomes a patron of CRY

    After meeting Antony and Halina Reid, Tom's parents, John offered his support to Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). They work to raise awareness of conditions that lead to Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS).

    27 October 2010

    JB TV: John joins Strictly - for one night only

    John is thrilled to be a contestant in a Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special and says he's really looking forward to the challenge.

    John has previously appeared on Strictly and Strictly Takes Two and is so excited to be appearing on the show. His dancing partner is Kristina Rihanoff.

    As for his costume, expect lots of sparkles!

    20 October 2010
    Updated 25 Nov 2010
    CD Collection cover

    John returns to QVC to help with your Christmas shopping!

    Let John help you to choose the perfect Christmas presents for your family and friends. He will make his third appearance on QVC on Thursday 25 November at 8.00pm when he will launch the CD box set "John Barrowman Collection" containing Another Side, Music Music Music and his latest album, John Barrowman. Guaranteed to be an hour of fun!

    23 November 2010

    JB Concert DVD tops the charts!

    The DVD of John's 2010 concerts, Live At The Royal Albert Hall, has entered the music video charts at No 1, toppling Michael Jackson's This Is It. The ASDA-exclusive collector's edition has also charted at No 6.

    20 November 2010

    Highlights from Children in Need

    The highlights of "Children in Need Rocks Scotland" will be shown on BBC Scotland at 5.30pm on Saturday, 20 November.

    BBC Scotland can also be found on Sky (channel 971), Virgin (channel 862), or Freesat (channel 960).

    9 November 2010

    Newsletter 8 now available

    Read the latest round-up of John Barrowman news and offers in our regular newsletter, now available online.

    For news and exclusive offers not available on the website, join our Yahoo news group:

    You can also follow John and the team on Twitter!

    5 November 2010

    JB TV: Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two

    John will be a guest on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two on Friday 26 November on BBC2.

    The show airs from 6.30pm until 7.00pm.

    31 October 2010
    Updated 15 November 2010

    JB Signing Events

    John will be signing copies of the concert DVD "John Barrowman Live At The Royal Albert Hall" at:

    1.00pm-2.00pm on 17 November - Sainsbury's Merton (1 Merton High Street, London SW19 1DD)

    1.00pm-2.00pm on 18 November - ASDA Glasgow (Scott Macaulay, 1300 Duke Street, Parkhead Forge, Glasgow G31 4EB)

    1.00pm-2.00pm on 22 November - ASDA Cardiff Bay (Ferry Road Retail Park, Cardiff CF11 0JR)

    5 Nov 2010
    updated 15 Nov 2010

    JB Radio: Steve Wright

    John will be a guest on The Steve Wright Show on Wednesday, 17 November on BBC Radio 2.

    The show airs from 2.00pm until 5.00pm and you can listen online from anywhere in the world at the link below.

    13 November 2010

    JB Radio: The Chris Moyles Show

    John will make a return visit to The Chris Moyles Show on BBC Radio 1 on Wednesday, 17 November. The show airs from 6.30am to 10.00am and you can listen live online from wherever you are by clicking the link below.

    9 November 2010

    JB Press: Woman's Own

    This week's Woman's Own magazine (UK) features a two-page article with behind the scenes photos from John's recent concert at the Royal Albert Hall. The cover date is 15 November 2010.

    5 November 2010

    JB TV: This Morning

    John will be a guest on This Morning on Tuesday 16 November on ITV1.

    The show airs from 10.30am until 12.30pm with a 5 minute break for the news.

    5 November 2010

    JB TV: Children in Need's Top 50 Moments

    John will be featured in the two part show that will first air on Tuesday 9 November on BBC3 at 8.00pm. The second part airs on Tuesday 16 November on BBC3 at 8.00pm.

    A condensed version of the show will air during the main Children in Need event on 19 November.

    21 October 2010
    Thomas Reid

    A message from John

    I met Thomas Reid at a book signing a while back. We chatted for a few minutes, shared a joke and a laugh. Tom was 19 and funny and full of life and last year he died.

    Tom was a healthy young man, but, one night, when he was out with his friends, he suddenly complained that his heart was beating very fast and that he felt ill. Tom collapsed and the hospital emergency staff could not resuscitate him. Tom died of a little known condition called Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS).

    While I’ve been on tour, you’ve been leaving gifts and cards for me at the stage door and I love that you care about me so much to do this. But I would like to ask that instead of gifts for me, how about supporting a charity that’s working to stop young men like Tom dying from this syndrome?

    The organization, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) is working to raise awareness of conditions that lead to Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS). It would mean a lot to me if you’d send this worthy cause a donation instead of buying gifts for me.

    Thank you,
    John

    21 October 2010

    John to host Children in Need 2010 from Glasgow

    Press release from the BBC:
    This year's Children In Need will be a glittering spectacle of music, dance and laughter across Scotland and the rest of the UK. The Children In Need Rocks Scotland event at the SECC will be hosted by John Barrowman and will be a fantastic night - raising money for the many children that need our support, celebrating and thanking the fundraisers who do so much - and it will also be a night of great entertainment featuring performancese from The cast of hit musical "We Will Rock You", Pearl & The Puppets, Punjabi No.1 dance group, The Box, Caesar Twins, RSAMD choir, Janey Godley, Mark Nelson, Nina Conti, Des Clarke, Fred McAulay, Craig Hill and more acts to be announced.

    Children in Need takes place on Friday 19 November 2010 and you can register your interest for tickets using the link, below.

    19 October 2010
    Album cover

    Watch a clip of John recording his duet with Elaine Paige

    Elaine Paige and Friends – a brand new duets album featuring "Where Is The Love" with John Barrowman is to be released in the UK on 1 November 2010

    John Barrowman

    John Barrowman - The New Album - and Concert Tour

    This is the album John has always wanted to make and includes his favourite musical moments from Cats, Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys and Mack and Mabel and many others. And he'll be going on tour to bring you songs from the album from 1 October!

    13 October 2010

    John shows his support for QVC's Breast Cancer Care show

    On QVC, this evening, they have several celebrity auctions to support Breast Cancer Care. The show airs from 7pm until 10pm tonight and you can watch live on their website.

    You can bid to watch John live on air at the QVC studios and then meet him afterwards. (Date to be confirmed)

    29 September 2010

    John's Concert Tour - Stage Door and Gifts

    During the upcoming tour, John is sorry that he won't be able to sign autographs at the stage door. He needs to protect his health and his voice to be able to perform at all 24 venues.

    However tempting, we'd advise against leaving items at the concert venues for signing in case they go astray or are damaged.

    Fans have suggested giving John gifts during the tour. He has said previously that, while he appreciates their thoughtfulness, he would much prefer people to make a donation to charity than to spend money on him. John's preferred charities, with information on how to donate, are on the charity page. If you wish, you can state that you're donating as an opening night gift for John's tour.

    We hope you enjoy the concerts!

    15 September 2010

    JB TV - The Alan Titchmarsh Show

    John will be appearing on The Alan Titchmarsh Show on Monday, 27 September and will sing with his concert tour guest, Jodie Prenger. The show airs at 5.00pm on ITV1.

    SRO Audiences are now accepting applications for studio audience tickets. The show is filmed at the BBC TV Centre at White City.

    Apply for tickets for the Alan Titchmarsh Show

    10 September 2010

    Concert tour meet and greet events announced

    Four lucky fans at John's concerts in London, Cardiff, Brighton and Blackpool will have the chance to meet John for a chat before the show. All you have to do is buy your tickets for one or more of these venues from Gigs and Tours or See Tickets before 11.59pm on Tuesday, 28 September 2010. Four ticket buyers will be chosen at random for the meet and greet.

    Buy tickets from Gigs and Tours or See Tickets

    If you have already purchased tickets from Gigs and Tours or See Tickets for the concerts at any of these four venues, you'll also be entered for the draw.

    1 April 2011: Updated
    13 September 2011
    John as Robinson Crusoe

    John to return to Glasgow - as Robinson Crusoe!

    Following last year's highly successful panto, Qdos and the SECC have announced that John will be back on the Clyde Auditorium stage this winter season as Robinson Crusoe in Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates. He will again be joined by Glasgow pantomime favourites, The Krankies, who will play Captain Crusoe and Jimmy Crusoe!

    The panto was launched with a photoshoot at the SECC on 13 September.

    Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates runs at the SECC Clyde Auditorium from Saturday, 17 December 2011 to Saturday, 7 January 2012.

    8 September 2010

    JBTV - BBC North West Tonight

    Fans in the North West of England should be able to catch a pre-recorded interview with John on the regional BBC show North West Tonight in their 6.30pm or 10.25pm broadcast tonight. John will be talking to Gordon Burns about Proms in the Park in Salford on Saturday.

    6 September 2010

    John contributes to The Musical, a new Radio 2 series

    A new eight part series called THE MUSICAL begins Monday 6 September on BBC Radio 2 at 10pm. John is a contributor to the series although we don't have details of which episode(s) he can be heard in.

    The Musical will reveal the enduring appeal of West End and Broadway shows. Running for eight weeks, the programme will explore the 80-year history of musical theatre from its humble beginnings to a multi-billion pound industry.

    5 September 2010

    JB Radio and TV - Belfast

    John will visit Belfast on 9 September to promote his concert tour. He will be interviewed on:

    • Downtown Radio - live after the 1.00pm News
    • BBC Radio Ulster - with Alan Simpson on air 3.00pm-5.00pm
      Listen online
    • U105 Radio - live at 3.30pm
    • CITYBEAT Radio - live on Drivetime at 4.00pm
    • Seven Thirty Show, Ulster TV - pre-record to air that night at 7.30pm
      Watch the show online
    Updated 3 September
    15 July 2010

    Proms in the Park

    John is to perform at the BBC's Proms in the Park in Salford. The event is being held on 11 September at Buile Hill Park and will feature the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and special guests. Those with satellite and cable will be able to see the event brodcast live via the red button. It will also be broadcast on BBC Radio Manchester.

    John is thrilled to have been invited to perform a 20 minute set.

    Performances start at 6.30 pm

    2 September 2010

    The Best of Tonight's the Night

    John chooses his most memorable moments from the recent series of Tonight's the Night. The show airs on BBC 1 at 5.25pm on Saturday, 11 September 2010

    30 August 2010

    John to Host National Lottery Big Night

    John will host the National Lottery Big Night to be broadcast on BBC1 at 7.40pm on Saturday, 4 September 2010. The show features the presentation of the National Lottery Awards to organisations and projects who have used lottery funding to help people and communities.

    19 August 2010

    Loose Women - 10 September ITV1

    John will be a guest on 'Loose Women' on Friday 10 September at lunchtime on
    ITV1.

    Please note that all the studio audience tickets for this show have now been allocated.

    19 August 2010

    The Michael Ball Show - 17 September ITV1

    John will be a guest on The Michael Ball Show on 17 September, 3.00pm on ITV1. He'll be discussing the upcoming concert tour, but with Aladdin and a news series of Torchwood approaching, there'll be lots more to talk about if there's time.

    The show is being taped on 8 September at 3.00pm at BBC Television Centre. If you're interested in applying for tickets to see the show, contact SRO Audiences*

    *Please note that, with most tickets for TV shows, entry to the studio is on a first-come first-served basis. In general, you should be prepared to start queuing a couple of hours before the doors open.

    19 August 2010

    John to duet with Elaine Paige on her new album

    Elaine Paige has invited John to record a track with her for her new duets album due out in in the UK in November (US release 2011). Tentatively titled 'Elaine and Friends' and produced by Phil Ramone, the album will also include Elaine singing with, among others, Michael Bolton, Barry Manilow and Dionne Warwick.

    17 August 2010

    JB Press - At Home With OK!

    The much-anticipated "At Home With John Barrowman" article is featured in the current edition of OK! Magazine (No 739, cover date 24 August). John and Scott invite OK! readers into their home and talk about their relationship, how much they both love living in South Wales, and what they would do if they were invisible for a day.

    5 August 2010

    JB Press

    Interviews with John are featured in this week's Radio Times (dated 7-13 August) and in the current edition of Woman Magazine (dated 9 August).

    Updated 3 August
    29 July 2010

    JB Radio - CANCELLED

    Due to fliming commitments, John is unable to be a guest on the Steve Wright show this week.

    2 August 2011
    Best of CD cover

    JB CD: The Very Best of John Barrowman

    John's new CD, titled The Very Best Of John Barrowman, has been confirmed for release on 5 September 2011.

    Featuring 14 of the very best tracks from John's three previous albums (Another Side, Music Music Music, and John Barrowman) plus two new songs, the CD is now available for pre-order from major retailers.

    29 July 2010

    JBTV - GMTV

    On Thursday 5 August John will be a guest on GMTV on ITV1. John is due to appear at 9.15am, but please remember that this is a live show and timings can change.

    21 July 2010

    JB Radio

    John will be a guest on the Jo Wiley show on BBC Radio 1. The pre-recorded interview will air on Sunday 25 July between 1pm and 4pm.

    19 July 2010

    Scotsman Interview

    The Scotsman features an interview with John which is available online:

    18 July 2010

    Captain Jack of the Caribbean

    Today's Mail on Sunday travel section features a three page article on John's recent cruise. The article, with photos, is also available online:

    14 July 2010

    The West End Bares All!

    The West End will be stripping off on Sunday 5 September at Café de Paris in aid of The Make A Difference Trust. The event will be hosted by John with a vast array of celebrity guests.

    Based on the original concept by legendary Director and Choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Legally Blonde, Love Never Dies), West End Bares will play for two shows (9:30pm and midnight), with over 100 of the hottest performers in town combining the naughtiness of burlesque and the razzle-dazzle of the West End in this unique event.

    The event will become one of The Make A Difference Trust’s three annual signature events, which include West End Eurovision and A West End Christmas, which are in their 3rd and 7th sell-out years respectively.

    14 July 2010

    JBTV - The Hour

    John will appear on STV's The Hour on Friday 16 July at 5pm. STV is a Scottish TV channel and those in the UK should be able to view the programme online once it has aired.

    13 July 2010

    JB Press - Heat Magazine and more!

    In the run-up to the first episode of Tonight's The Night airing on BBC1 at 8.00pm on Saturday, 17 July, there's a four-page feature on John in the current Heat Magazine (17-23 July), complete with new photos of a tattooed John!

    The TV Times listing magazine also has a feature on Tonight's The Night, as do a number of other TV magazines, including TV Choice, What's On TV and TV Easy.

    10 July 2010

    Tonight's the Night - Francis Stryder's in-flight safety briefing

    Take a peek at this BBC teaser clip from an upcoming episode of Tonight's The Night! (viewing restricted to UK). The lady about to be surprised didn't recognise Francis - but you might.

    Tonight's the Night Series 2 starts on BBC1 at 8.00pm on Saturday 17 July 2010.

    9 July 2010

    JBTV - Animals At Work

    The new series of the show in which John takes us on a global tour to look at working animals will be broadcast on BBC1 at 4.05pm on Thursdays from 22 July. The 12 episode series will also be repeated on BBC2 at 9.30am on Saturdays from 24 July and on CBBC at 5.45pm on Wednesdays from 28 July.

    If you missed the first series, this is now available on DVD:

    1 July 2010
    Updated 10 July 2010

    Tonight's the Night launch date confirmed

    John will be making more dreams come true as Tonight's the Night returns this month. Series 2 of Tonight's the Night, a co-production between the BBC and Barrowman Barker Productions, launches at 8.00pm on BBC1 on 17 July 2010.

    John is ready to make dreams come true in Tonight's the Night Series 2

    1 July 2010

    JBTV - This Morning

    John will appear on This Morning on 15 July. He'll be talking about his time on Desperate Housewives and also about the upcoming new series of Tonight's the Night.

    The show airs from 10.30am until 12.30pm on ITV1.

    26 June 2010

    John and Carole to write children's book

    During their talk at the National Theatre on 24 June, John and Carole announced that they would be writing a children's novel. The book will be published by Buster Books, the children's imprint of Michael O'Mara, who published John's autobiographies. The story will follow 13-year-old twins on a science fiction/fantasy adventure and is scheduled for release in August 2011.

    24 June 2010

    National Theatre Platform Event

    John and his sister Carole were at the National Theatre this evening for a well-received Platform event hosted by Kaye Adams. They chatted about the recently published paperback edition of John's second book, "I Am What I Am", which has additional stories from John's time in La Cage Aux Folles and Desperate Housewives. Fans also asked about the newly-commissioned fourth series of Torchwood and the new series of Tonight's The Night. The photo below was taken after the talk, when John and Carole signed several hundred copies of the book for a very long queue of patient fans!

    John and Carole at the National Theatre booking signing 24 June 2010

    17 June 2010

    Tonight's the Night. Studio recordings now fully booked

    The popularity of studio audience tickets for Tonight's the Night has resulted in all seven shows becoming fully booked in under a day.

    For those of you who have been allocated tickets, the show will be recording at Pacific Quay (BBC Scotland), Pacific Drive, Glasgow G51 1DA on Sunday 4, 11, 18 and 25 July and Sunday 1 and 8 August and Thursday 12 August. Entry on site is from 3.15pm with studio doors opening at 4.15pm.

    Please note, it is practice to issue more tickets than seats available, and entry is first come, first served. So we advise you to get there early.

    16 June 2010

    Message from Michael O'Mara books re National Theatre, 24 June

    If you are going to the National Theatre on 24 June for the platform event, please read the following message from Michael O'Mara Books.

    "Unfortunately, due to the pressures of time, we are unable to offer the opportunity to pose for photographs with John. This is to make sure that as many people as possible get the chance to have their book signed before John has to leave. You're welcome to snap photos of John as he’s signing, but it really slows the event down to allow everyone to pose with John. Please note that John will only be signing copies of his autobiography I Am What I Am and nothing else. Apologies for any disappointment, but we really want to try and squeeze everyone in!” Michael O'Mara Books

    9 June 2010

    John on holiday in Antigua in OK! Magazine

    An article in the current issue of UK celebrity magazine OK! (dated 15 June) features John on holiday in Antigua earlier this year. The article includes photos of John and his partner Scott relaxing on the beautiful beaches of this Caribbean island.

    7 June 2010

    International Torchwood confirmed!

    BBC Wales, BBC Worldwide and US premium entertainment network Starz Entertainment have just announced a three way partnership that will develop a new series of Torchwood. The new series of ten episodes will be written by Russell T Davies and produced and distributed by BBC Worldwide.

    John will return in his role of Captain Jack along with Eve Myles as Gwen. Additional cast are still to be announced.

    Storylines will include locations in the US and around the world and the show will air on both Starz and BBC One in summer 2011.

    5 June 2010

    John to appear on The 5 O'Clock Show, Channel 4

    John will be on The 5 O'Clock Show at 5.00pm on Monday, 12 July to talk about the new series of Tonight's The Night.

    4 June 2010

    Interview with John in Hello Magazine (UK)

    John has been interviewed for the current edition of Hello Magazine (No 1126 dated 7 June 2010). He talks about filming Desperate Housewives, presenting Tonight's The Night and texting David Tennant!

    3 June 2010

    US release of John and Carole's Torchwood story

    Titan Publishing will release a US Torchwood Comic on 10 August. The first issue will feature "The Selkie" which was written by John and his sister, Carole, and illustrated by Tommy Lee Edwards. This story first appeared in the British Torchwood magazine.

    John is overjoyed to have worked with Tommy Lee Edwards, who he describes as one of his favourite artists. The pair began their collaboration when John and his sister Carole came across a poster of Captain Jack at the 2008 San Diego Comic Con.

    "Tommy and Trevor had drawn a brilliant poster of my face super-imposed over the Face of Boe, which I think is the best piece of Captain Jack art I've seen,"" John said. "The four of us hit it off immediately and I asked if they'd ever be interested in working with us on a Captain Jack project. They thought about it for, oh, about 30 seconds, and so 'Captain Jack and the Selkie' was born!"

    Captain Jack on cover of TW Comic

    2 June 2010

    John to return to QVC!

    After John's first successful visit to QVC when his CD sold out within 5 minutes, he will be returning to the channel on 22 June to promote the paperback edition of I Am What I Am and the CD John Barrowman. He is expected to appear in the 1.00pm slot for an hour. Not to be missed!

    30 May 2010
    Patrick Logan - John Barrowman - in Desperate Housewives

    Desperate Housewives! Channel 4, 10.00pm, 2 June

    John has made his first appearance on Desperate Housewives on UK television, playing the latest villain on Wisteria Lane. His first episode was shown on E4 tonight, but you can see it again on Channel 4 at 10.00pm this Wednesday, 2 June.

    New episodes of series 6 of Desperate Housewives continue to air in the UK on E4 on Sundays at 10.00pm and on Wednesdays on Channel 4 at 10.00pm.

    23 May 2010

    Apply to be on Tonight's the Night

    Do you know someone who deserves star treatment? Whether it's performing to the nation with your pop idol, singing with the cast of your favourite musical or going head-to-head with the champions of Formula One, then we want to hear from you.

    Please get in touch if you or someone you know deserves their moment in the spotlight.

    How to apply to be on Tonight's the Night (opens in new window)

    17 May 2010

    Upcoming Radio Interviews (live and recorded)

    To promote the upcoming new series of Tonight's the Night, John will be taking part in a series of live and pre-recorded interviews as follows this coming Wednesday 19 May. All times are British Summertime (BST) which is GMT+1.

    Live Interviews

    • 10:10 BBC RADIO NORTHAMPTON
      (presenter:Bernie Keith)
      Frequency: 104.2FM/103.6FM
      Listen Live: http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/northampton/hi/
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/northampton/programmes/schedules/2010/05/19
    • 10:20 BBC RADIO NEWCASTLE
      (presenter:Jonathan Miles)
      Frequency: 95.4FM/DAB
      Listen Live: http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/tyne/hi/
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/newcastle/programmes/schedules/2010/05/19
    • 10:30 BFBS
      (presenter:Simon Guettier)
      Live across the Forces world and on DAB in the UK
      DAB Digital/Sky 0211/Freesat 786
      Listen Live: http://www.bfbs-radio.com/
    • 10:40 BBC RADIO WM
      (presenter:Joanne Malin)
      Frequency: 95.6FM/DAB
      Listen Live: http://www.bbc.co.uk/wm/programmes
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/wm/programmes/schedules/2010/05/19
    • 11:10 BBC RADIO MANCHESTER
      (presenter:Heather Stott)
      Frequency: 95.1FM/DAB
      Listen Live: http://www.bbc.co.uk/manchester/
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/manchester/programmes/schedules/2010/05/19
    • 11:20 BBC RADIO DEVON
      (presenter Judi Spiers)
      Frequency:103.4FM/95.7FM
      Listen Live: http://www.bbc.co.uk/devon/
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/devon/programmes/schedules/2010/05/19

    Recorded interviews.

    These will be recorded on the same day but there is no scheduled air-date.

    • BBC RADIO NOTTINGHAM
      (presenter:Andy) Maybe Andy Whittaker 6.00-9:00am Mon-Fri
    • BBC RADIO SUFFOLK
      (presenter:Foz ) Maybe Stephen Foster 16:00 – 19:00 Mon-Fri
    • BBC RADIO SHROPSHIRE
      (presenter:Clare) Maybe Clare Ashford 14:00-16:00 Mon-Fri
    • BBC RADIO DERBY
      (presenter:ed) Maybe Ed George 13:00-16:00 Mon-Fri
    • BBC RADIO NORFOLK
      (presenter:Stephen ) Maybe Stephen Bumfrey 13:00-16:00 Mon-Fri
    • BBC RADIO KENT
      (presenter:pat marsh) Pat Marsh 13:00-16:00 Mon-Fri
    • BBC RADIO CUMBRIA
      (presenter:liz ) Maybe Liz Rhodes 09:00-12:00 Mon-Fri
    • BBC RADIO MERSEYSIDE
      (presenter:Sean) Maybe Sean Styles 10:00-12:00 Mon-Fri

    11 May 2010

    Aladdin press launch event in Glasgow

    Yesterday John led the press launch for the pantomime Aladdin which will be taking place at the Glasgow SECC this Christmas.

    See photos from the day

    29 April 2010

    John will NOT be appearing at "A Fine Romance"

    John will be no longer be performing at this charity event in LA on Saturday 1 May. He has filming commitments for Desperate Housewives and is also suffering from a throat infection.

    16 April 2010
    Updated 2 June 2010

    John returns to the platform of the National

    On Thursday 24 June at 6pm, John will return to the National with his new book I Am What I Am, and shares his thoughts on talent shows, West End musicals and Saturday night TV.

    He will be joined on stage by his sister and co-author, Carole E Barrowman.

    Book online and see further details (opens in new window)

    16 April 2010

    Interview with John on Access Hollywood today!

    An interview with John for Access Hollywood will air tonight at 7.30pm (PST) on NBC, Channel 4 in Los Angeles. The interview will be repeated at 4.00pm (PST) on Saturday, 17 April. Access Hollywood's website also features an interview with John about Desperate Housewives and Torchwood.

    Read Access Hollywood interview with John (opens in new window)

    10 April 2010

    John voices The Super Hero Squad Show

    This week John recorded a voice part for the Marvel animated series The Super Hero Squad Show. He's pictured below with Marvel icon Stan Lee (left) and Eugene, a writer on the show.

    John with Stan Lee
    2 April 2010

    Interview with John's PA!

    Rhys Livesy, John's PA, has been interviewed for Executive PA magazine. This fascinating insight into Rhys's role and what it takes to keep up with, and stay two steps ahead of, one of the busiest men in showbiz will appear in the April edition of the magazine (available soon, by subscription only).

    Read an excerpt from the interview with Rhys (opens in new window)

    29 March 2010

    JB Radio - Steve Wright

    An interview with John will air on Tuesday 30 March on BBC Radio two. The shows starts at 2.00pm.

    Listen online from wherever you are (opens new window)

    28 March 2010
    Animals at Work DVD cover

    DVD Release: Animals At Work

    Animals At Work, hosted by John, follows puppy performer Tinker's debut as a magician's assistant. The two-year-old Maltese terrier has been in training for months...but is she ready for her doggie debut? And can she keep it together in front of an audience? Meet a male Jack Russell terrier in Namibia who works as a foster mother for orphaned wild cats, get a ringside seat to a charity ferret race in the UK, and meet a champion husky who guides his team and blind fifteen-year-old mistress in a 500 mile, twelve-day sled race.

    UPDATE:  Animals At Work (the complete Series 1) is now due to be released on 7 June 2010 (Region 2 format).

    Pre-order Animals At Work Series 1 from Amazon UK

    24 March 2010

    John takes his concert tour to BELFAST!

    John will be appearing in Belfast Waterfront on Friday 29 October 2010. Tickets go on sale on Friday 26 March 2010 at 9.00am.

    Book online at Waterfront (opens new window)

    Or call the Box Office on: 028 9033 4455

    22 March 2010

    I Am What I Am to be released in paperback

    The second volume of John's autobiography, I Am What I Am, will be published as a paperback edition by Michael O'Mara Books on 17 June. Written in collaboration with Carole E Barrowman, the paperback will update the earlier hardback edition, and will include stories and photographs from John's run in the West End starring as Albin/Zaza in La Cage Aux Folles in 2009.

    Pre-order I Am What I Am (paperback edition) from Amazon UK

    22 March 2010

    John to appear on GMTV, Tuesday 23 March

    On GMTV tomorrow, Tuesday 23 March, UK television viewers can see John being interviewed by Ross King in LA. GMTV is on ITV1 and expected transmission time is about 8.40am although, as always on live shows, timings are approximate.

    16 March 2010

    Tonight's The Night returns for a second series

    Press release from the BBC:

    Tonight's The Night, hosted by John Barrowman, has been re-commissioned. The show, which will be produced in Scotland this summer, will be tied to the National Lottery and include the live draws.

    Following a successful first series, the show, which sets out to make dreams come true, will return to BBC One on Saturday nights. It will feature a series of surprises for unsuspecting and deserving members of the public, all of whom will have the chance to give the performance of a lifetime. They could find themselves performing to the nation with their pop star idol, on stage with the cast of their favourite musical or locked in a head to head race with their Formula One hero. Now also featuring the live Lotto, Dream Number and Thunderball Saturday draws, it's the show that really can make dreams a reality.

    John Barrowman said: "I am just thrilled that Tonight's The Night is coming back to Saturday nights on BBC One. Once again I can't wait to make the nation's performance dreams come true."

    Alan Tyler, Executive Editor for Entertainment, said: “We're delighted that Tonight's the Night will be produced by BBC Scotland this summer. John has worked in the Pacific Quay studio before and we are confident that his enthusiasm for the show and for a return to Glasgow will light up the screen".

    The show is a co-production between BBC Vision’s in-house entertainment department and Barrowman Barker Productions, and will be executive produced by Louise Rainbow. The show was commissioned by BBC One Controller, Jay Hunt, Controller of Entertainment, Mark Linsey and Executive Editor for Entertainment, Alan Tyler.

    If you know someone special who deserves star treatment, go to the BBC's website at the link below.

    BBC - Be on a show (opens in new window)

    14 March 2010

    Hello Magazine - A Cocktail with John!

    Hello Magazine are expected to feature an interview with John in their "A Cocktail With..." section in the new edition, to be published on 15 March.

    9 March 2010
    updated 12 March 2010

    Interview with John in the Daily Mail

    A major interview with John is expected to run this Friday, 12 March, in the "It's Friday" section in the Daily Mail.

    UPDATE: The Daily Mail did not publish this interview as planned.

    8 March 2010

    More JB press!

    The following publications, all available from 9 March, are expected to run articles about John this week:

    Woman's Own - Me And My Mum
    Reveal
    Scotland on Sunday/The Scotsman - Welcome To My World
    Star - 60 Seconds
    Attitude

    7 March 2010

    John's new album is UK chart hit!

    In the first week after its release on 1 March, John's new album has entered the UK album chart at No 11!

    BBC Radio 1 Album Chart

    3 March 2010

    More JB interviews

    John has been interviewed by Yahoo and the Mirror. The articles are online at the following links:

    2 March 2010
    Updated 4 March 2010

    John's 2010 concert tour announced!

    John will be touring the UK again in October/November this year! Tickets for the tour will go on sale at 10.00am on Friday, 5 March. John will be performing on the following dates:

    Friday 1 October OXFORD - New Theatre

    Sunday 3 October SOUTHEND - Cliffs Pavilion

    Monday 4 October LONDON - Royal Albert Hall

    Tuesday 5 October BRIGHTON - Brighton Centre

    Thursday 7 October CAMBRIDGE - Corn Exchange

    Friday 8 October SWINDON - Oasis

    Sunday 10 October IPSWICH - Regent

    Monday 11 October HULL - City Hall

    Wednesday 13 October LIVERPOOL - Philharmonic Hall

    Thursday 14 October SHEFFIELD - City Hall

    Saturday 16 October CARDIFF - Arena

    Sunday 17 October BRISTOL - Hippodrome

    Monday 18 October NOTTINGHAM - Royal Centre

    Tuesday 19 October BIRMINGHAM - Symphony Hall

    Thursday 21 October PLYMOUTH - Pavilions

    Friday 22 October BOURNEMOUTH - Pavilion Theatre

    Saturday 23 October PORTSMOUTH - Guildhall

    Monday 25 October MANCHESTER - Bridgewater Hall

    Thursday 28 October LLANDUDNO - Venue Cymru

    Sunday 31 October BLACKPOOL - Opera House

    Monday 1 November NEWCASTLE - City Hall

    Book tickets from Gigs and Tours from 10.00am on Friday, 5 March.

    John will also be appearing on the following dates, ticket details to follow:

    Wednesday 27 October GLASGOW - Clyde Auditorium

    Tuesday 2 November EDINBURGH - Playhouse (WAS Usher Hall. Venue now changed)

    1 March 2010

    Even more JB press!

    Some more articles about John should be in the following newspapers, magazines and websites:

    What's on Stage 1 March - Album review
    Doctor Who website 1 March - Album review
    Woman's Own 2 March - Album review
    Star 2 March - Album review
    OK! 2 March - Album review
    Beige 3 March - Album review
    Prima 4 March
    Weightwatchers Magazine 4 March
    Morrisons Magazine 6 March
    The Times 6 March - Playlist

    1 March 2010

    John on BBC Music, talking to Wogan and singing Copacabana

    The BBC Music web site has created a page for John and his music and, right now, you can see him perform 'Copacabana' and talk to Terry Wogan about his forthcoming role on Desperate Housewives.

    BBC Music page for John Barrowman

    26 February 2010

    John on Elaine Paige Show

    John will be a guest on Elaine Paige On Sunday on 14 March 2010. The show is broadcast from 1.00pm to 3.00pm on BBC Radio 2.

    Listen live to BBC Radio 2 from anywhere in the world.

    25 February 2010

    Yet more JB press!

    In addition to the publications already listed, there should also be articles about John in the following newspapers and magazines:

    Sky Magazine March edition - out now
    CSMA Magazine (formerly Motoring and Leisure) March edition - out end February
    South Wales Echo 26 February - Album Review
    Sunday Mirror 28 February - Celebs on Sunday

    22 February 2010

    More JB press!

    The following publications are due to publish items about John:

    Heat Magazine Out 23 February - Interview
    Full House Magazine Out 25 February - Competition
    Daily Express 26 February - Album Review
    Saturday Express Magazine 27 February - Q&A
    Prize Magazine March edition, out 27 February - Competition
    Prize Quest Magazine March/April edition, out 27 February - Competition
    Sunday Telegraph 28 February - Interview
    Independent on Sunday 28 February - "How We Met" - with Jodie Prenger

    20 February 2010

    More JB Radio and TV

    John will guest on the following radio shows on Wednesday, 24 February:

    10.30am BBC Radio Scotland (Fred MacAulay Show)
    Listen live to BBC Radio Scotland

    11.20am Swansea Sound (Leighton Jones Show)
    Listen live to Swansea Sound

    12.00pm Downtown Radio - Belfast (Caroline Fleck Show)
    Listen live to Downtown

    2.00pm BBC Wales (Roy Noble Show)
    Listen live to BBC Radio Wales

    3.30pm U105FM - Belfast (George Jones Show)
    Listen live to U105FM

    3.45pm BBC Manchester (Becky Want Show)
    Listen live to BBC Manchester

    On Thursday, 25 February, John will appear on:

    10.00am Woman's Hour, BBC Radio Four
    Listen live to BBC Radio 4

    2.00pm Richard Bacon Show, BBC Radio 5 Live
    Listen live to BBC Radio 5 Live

    John will also be a guest on Gerry Kelly's show on BBC Radio Northern Ireland on 27 February. The show airs from 12.30pm.
    Listen live to BBC Radio Northern Ireland

    On Sunday, 28 February, John will be interviewed on Terry Wogan's new live BBC Radio 2 show, Weekend Wogan, which is broadcast from 11.00am.
    Listen live to BBC Radio 2

    That's not all! Listen out for John's pre-recorded radio interviews on Red Dragon FM - Cardiff (Kam and Sally Breakfast Show), Signal 1 - Stoke (Perry Spiller and Louise Stones' Breakfast Show), Mercia FM (Andy Goulding's Breakfast Show), Hallam FM - Sheffield (Big John's Breakfast Show), BRMB/Gold (Tom Ross), Smooth Radio - Nottingham (Tony Lyman Show), Signal 2 - Stoke (Paul Fairclough Show), Scotland Radio Network (Ally Bally Show featuring on Clyde 2, Forth 2, Northsound 2, Tay AM and Westsound AM), BBC WM - Birmingham (Paul Franks' Afternoon Show), Smooth Radio - Birmingham (Tammy Gooding Show), Gaydar Radio, Magic FM, BBC Radio 2 (Steve Wright in the Afternoon), Smooth FM (Drivetime show).

    And some more JBTV! John is scheduled to appear on the QVC Channel (UK) at 2.00pm on Friday, 26 February.

    20 February 2010

    JB Radio

    John will be a guest on The Chris Moyles show on Tuesday 23 February on BBC Radio 1. John should be appearing at approximately 8am.

    Listen to BBC Radio 1 from anywhere in the world here

    20 February 2010

    Listen to John's new album!

    You may already have come across audio clips from John's new album, 'John Barrowman', on Amazon, but now Sony has provided a dedicated media player for John's own site with extended excerpts from the new album. You can even download the player and embed it into your own web page if you have one. Spread the Barrowman sound!

    Listen to clips from the new album here

    18 February 2010

    More press articles

    Two more publications currently have items about John:

    She Magazine (UK) March edition - Q&A

    Torchwood Magazine Issue 20 March/April 2010 - news item about John's new CD

    Both publications are available now.

    16 February 2010

    A Mother's Day Competition

    Our friends at Universal Posters have an exciting competition, and it's open to those in all parts of the world! Universal Posters digitally sample the hand-writing of celebrities and use that to produce high quality posters containing the message of your choice, just as if the celebrity had written it for you themselves.

    First Prize

    Number 1 of just 250 hand numbered Exclusive Limited Edition Photo prints of John, produced at 20" x 16" size, framed and dedicated with your own personal message in an exact facsimile of John's handwriting and autograph, PLUS a bottle of Champagne*, a box of John's favourite chocolates AND a copy of his latest album!

    Ten Runners up Prizes

    Laminated Limited Edition 16" x 12" Photo Prints of John, numbered and personalised in an exact facsimile of John's handwriting and autograph, PLUS a copy of John's latest album.

    About the prizes:
    John's new album is one he has always wanted to make and includes his favourite moments from Cats, Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys and Mack and Mabel to name a few. These official numbered Limited Edition photo prints are prepared using extensive actual handwriting samples and signatures, which by digitising with our own unique technologies, allow you to have any message you want with your or your friend or Mum's name, but in an exact facsimile of John's own handwriting and autograph!

    * The winner will need to provide proof of age to receive the Champagne prize. If the winner is under 21 years old, a cash prize of equivalent value will be made available.

    Competition details at UniversalPoster.com

    14 February 2010

    John wins a What's On Stage Award

    John has received the whatsonstage.com award for Best Takeover in a Role for his portrayal of Albin/ZaZa in La Cage Aux Folles. John was unable to attend tonight's ceremony but his video message can be seen on the What's on Stage website. John's award was accepted on his behalf by actress Jodie Prenger, winner of the reality show 'I'd Do Anything', on which John was a judge. Jodie has also recorded a duet with John, "So Close" which appears on his new CD, due for release 1 March.

    See the winner messages

    12 February 2010

    Digital Spy are John Barrowman fans!

    If you missed the first airplay of 'The Doctor and I' on Elaine Paige's show, then you can now listen to it on the Digital Spy web site. 'The Doctor and I' is a tongue-in-cheek reworking of 'The Wizard and I' from the musical, Wicked. To acknowledge this, Digital Spy have even given us a picture of John as Elphaba!

    Digital Spy article and preview of The Doctor and I

    12 February 2010

    Album signing at Sainsburys, Sydenham

    John will be signing copies of his new CD at Sainsburys in Sydenham on Wednesday 3 March. The signing session starts at 1pm and finishes at 2.30pm.

    Sainsbury's Superstore
    Southend Lane
    London
    SE26 4PU

    http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=536774&Y=171928&A=Y&Z=110

    10 February 2010

    John Barrowman - the new Album, now available to pre-order from iTunes UK

    The album download for the UK and Eire also includes the exclusive bonus track "The Doctor and I".

    Recorded exclusively for the iTunes album, The Doctor and I, about Captain Jack’s relationship with Doctor Who, is an imaginative re-working of "The Wizard And I" from the musical "Wicked".

    John explains:
    "I first sang this version of the song at a concert in Wales for, amongst others, David Tennant and Russell T. Davies," he says of his Doctor Who co-star and writer, "and they loved it. Which is why it's on this album. We've given it new lyrics to make the song relevant to Captain Jack and his relationship with the Doctor. It’s quirky, it's funny and it's really good. I'm terribly proud of it."

    Stephen Schwartz says:
    “It's always fun for a songwriter to hear a talented singer take a song and do something different with it. I have been lucky enough to have the terrific John Barrowman do it with two of my songs, the enchanting new duet arrangement of "So Close" from Enchanted (with Jodie Prenger's fantastic voice blending perfectly with John's) and John's "wicked" re-imagining of The Wizard -- oops, I mean The Doctor and I. Thank you, John, for making this songwriter very happy."

    Link to pre-order "John Barrowman" from iTunes UK
    (UK and Eire includes the exclusive bonus track "The Doctor and I")

    30 January 2010

    John in the press

    The following publications have items about John:

    She Magazine (UK) February edition (out now) - short item "The Book That Changed My Life"

    Bent magazine - CD review (published 2 February)

    Doctor Who Magazine - News item (published 4 February)

    We will make regular announcements on upcoming press items.

    29 January 2010

    A Desperate Bad Guy!

    John is taking a break from the hero role to play a villain in several episodes of the current season of Desperate Housewives. John will be in the US in March/April to film his episodes. America will see those episodes sometime in the spring. The Brits will have to wait until May/June.

    Daily Mail. John Barrowman set to play villain in Desperate Housewives

    29 January 2010

    And there's more JB TV

    John will be a guest on Alan Titchmarsh's afternoon chat show on ITV on Friday 5 March. The show will be pre-recorded on Tuesday 2 March and if you would like to be in the studio audience, you can apply for tickets from www.sroaudiences.com.

    26 January 2010

    Upcoming TV Appearances

    John will be a guest on the following shows in February/March

    THE ONE SHOW   BBC1 Tuesday 23 February

    GMTV  ITV1 Thursday 25 February (he will be singing on this show)

    ALAN CARR: CHATTY MAN, C4 Thursday 4 March (recording Wednesday 3 March)

    update 8 January 2010
    posted 6 January 2010

    John Barrowman - The new album (now due for release 1 March)

    John Barrowman, Britain's most successful - and comfortably Britain's best - all-round entertainer releases his third solo album, the self-titled John Barrowman on March 1st on Arista. John Barrowman is easily one of the most familiar faces on British television and the West End stage. Best known for playing Captain Jack Harkness in the BBC series’ Torchwood and Doctor Who, he has also been a judge on the award-winning BBC1 entertainment shows How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, Any Dream Will Do and I’d Do Anything. More recently he has hosted his own primetime Saturday night TV extravaganza, Tonight's The Night and graced London’s West End as Zaza in the Olivier Award-winning La Cage Aux Folles.

    John Barrowman is perhaps his most personal album to date – the album he has always wanted to make. As with 2007's Another Side and 2008's Music Music Music, it is a masterful, evocative and uplifting journey into perhaps the man's first love, musical theatre, comprising his favourite moments from Cats, Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys and Mack and Mabel to name a few. The album is filled with instantly familiar classics - Memory, The Winner Takes It All, My Eyes Adored You - to the less immediately familiar, such as So Close, a spine-tingling duet with Jodie Prenger lifted from the recent Disney movie Enchanted and chosen for his niece Clare. Also included is a beautiful version of You’ll Never Walk Alone from Carousel, a song which his mother sang to him as a child. Every track holds an emotional relevance for John. Recorded exclusively for the iTunes album, The Doctor and I, about Captain Jack’s relationship with Doctor Who, is an imaginative re-working of The Wizard And I from the musical Wicked.

    John Barrowman is representative of a man at the height of his powers, someone who can fill a song with the same chutzpah and style that he can a role on the West End stage. Simply put, he has never sounded better. 2010 is already promising to be a remarkable year for John Barrowman with a number of major projects confirmed. Watch him go global!

    Track listing:

    When I Get My Name In Lights (from The Boy from Oz)
    One Night Only (from Dreamgirls)
    Copacabana (from Copacabana)
    I Won’t Send Roses (from Mack and Mabel)
    Memory (from Cats)
    The Kid Inside (from Is There Life After High School?)
    My Eyes Adored You (from Jersey Boys)
    Don't Cry Out Loud (from The Boy From Oz)
    So Close (from Enchanted) duet with Jodie Prenger
    Unusual Way (from Nine)
    You’ll Never Walk Alone (from Carousel)
    The Winner Takes It All (from Mamma Mia!)
    Oh What A Night (from Jersey Boys)

    The CD is available for pre-order from the Shop Page of the site.

    9 December 2009
    DVD cover

    An Evening with John Barrowman - DVD out now

    See John's sell-out 2009 Glasgow concert from a front row seat in the comfort of your own living room! Plus exclusive behind the scenes footage.

    The DVD is available in both PAL (UK/Europe/Australia) and NTSC (North America and some other countries) formats.

    See the DVD promo on our official YouTube site.

    Buy An Evening With John Barrowman [DVD] (N.B. If you live in the US or other country that uses the NTSC TV format buy the NTSC version below)

    Buy NTSC version of An Evening With John Barrowman [DVD]

    15 November 2009

    Team Barrowman now on Twitter

    John and his team are now on Twitter. Follow us at Team Barrowman
    (opens new window). You may even see a post from John now and again!

    26 August 2009

    JB Radio - Friday Night is Music Night

    John Barrowman, Kerry Ellis and Cantabile join the BBC Concert Orchestra for a touch of movie magic at this year's Henley Festival, presented by Michael Parkinson.

    The show airs on 28 August, on BBC Radio2 from 19:30 to 21:15 (UK time)

    Listen via BBC2’s live stream here (opens new window)

    19 July 2009

    JBTV - Doctor Who Greatest Moments

    John will be appearing in a three episode series of Doctor Who Greatest Moments on BBC3. The three shows air at 20.00 on Thursday 21 August, 27 August and 3 September

    7 April 2009

    Arundel Festival (22 August)

    John will perform at the Arundel Festival, Arundel Castle, West Sussex on Saturday 22 August. For further information about this event and to purchase tickets, please visit: An Evening with John Barrowman

    31 July 2009
    DVD cover

    Poll. Would you buy an NTSC version of John's concert DVD?

    Many fans have expressed disappointment that the concert DVD, an Evening with John Barrowman, due for release in November, will not be available in NTSC format for fans in US/Canada and other countries that use this format.

    We have been in contact with the company producing the DVD of An Evening with John Barrowman and they may be interested in producing an NTSC version if we can gain an idea of what the demand would be. To this end we have created a poll.

    If you would be interested in an NTSC version of the DVD, you can vote at:
    http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/OfficialBarrowmanTalk/polls

    Unfortunately, we can only create this poll on our discussion group, OfficialBarrowmanTalk and you will be prompted to join the Talk group before you can vote. However, if you do not wish to participate in fan discussion, you can un-subscribe after the poll is complete.

    20 July 2009
    Torchwood - Jack, Gwen and Ianto

    TORCHWOOD: CHILDREN OF EARTH

    Showing 20 July - 24 July on BBC America and Canada's Space channel.

    John Barrowman returns as Captain Jack in this five hour mini-series. When every single child on Earth stops, Torchwood is thrown into a world of terror.

    16 July 2009

    Peter Wingfield runs marathon for UNICEF

    When it was announced that John was unable to join Torchsong last month. Peter Wingfield stepped in at the last minute. You can help Peter to raise funds for UNICEF using this link: inside.unicefusa.org/goto/pwingfield (opens new window)

    9 July 2009

    Fifth Gear. FIVE 20 July 2009

    John has been indulging in some rally driving experience for Fifth Gear, the
    Channel Five motoring show. This past week he went to Powys in Mid Wales to film it and we've been given some sneak peak photos for you!

    www.johnbarrowman.com/fanzone/outabout/fifthgear.shtml

    The show is on Five at 8pm on 20 July.

    8 July 2009

    Torchwood DVD Signing! They are Coming - from London to Cardiff!

    John, Eve Myles and Gareth David Lloyd will celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of Torchwood Children of Earth with two signing sessions on Friday 17th July, one in London and the other in Cardiff.

    The first will be at HMV's flagship store on Oxford Street in London's West End from 12.30 - 2.00pm. Then the trio will dash from London to Cardiff, making a typical Torchwood arrival by helicopter in the Oval Basin, location of the Torchwood Hub. The signing at HMV Cardiff will follow, from 5.00pm to 6.00pm.

    Please note: For the London signing only, numbers are restricted. There will be 250 free wristbands available only from HMV Oxford Street, from 9am on Friday 17th July. One wristband per customer, which must be picked up in person.

    Packed with extras, Torchwood Children of Earth is released on DVD and Blu-ray on 13 July.

    6 July 2009

    JBTV - Loose Women

    John joins the Loose Women. The show airs on ITV1 at 12:30

    6 July 2009

    JB Radio - Scott Mills

    John is interviewed on Scott's show today. Listen live via the website www.bbc.co.uk/radio1 (opens new window)

    19 June 2009

    San Diego Comic Con

    John will be attending “San Diego Comic Con” next month.

    On Friday 24 July and Saturday 25 July, he’ll be there to sign, and then on Sunday 26 July he will be part of the Torchwood Panel.

    For further details visit www.comic-con.org (opens new window)

    13 June 2009

    John stands in for Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2

    John will be presenting the early morning BBC Radio 2 show on Saturday 27 June and 18 July, standing in for Zoe Ball. The show is broadcast from 06:00 to 08:05.Tune in to Radio 2 via the website www.bbc.co.uk/radio2 (opens new window)

    13 June 2009

    Torchwood Afternoon Plays

    John, Eve and Gareth have recorded three new Radio plays for BBC Radio 4. The shows air on 1, 2 and 3 July at 14:15. Tune in to Radio 4 via the website www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 (opens new window)

    4 June 2009

    JBTV - Animals At Work

    The second series of Animals At Work is due to air on Monday 8 June 2009 on CBBC. The first episode includes "Kitty the Gardening Pig"

    4 June 2009

    Urgent Torchsong News. John unable to attend.

    Unfortunately, John has sustained an injury and is no longer able to attend the Torchsong convention in Chicago this weekend as he is not allowed to fly. Please see the statement below from John's manager:

    It is with great regret that I have to announce that John Barrowman is not able to attend Torchsong Chicago.  John sustained a very nasty injury to his left ankle yesterday.  An MRI scan has confirmed that he has completely ruptured all the ligaments around his ankle.  He cannot bear any weight on his foot and the doctor has said he is not medically fit to undertake long distance flights or his planned work. He must rest at home with his foot elevated for much of the time.

    The plan is for John to do a video link with Torchsong.  He is upset not to be able to come and enjoy the weekend with you all.  He sends his love and best wishes to you all.

    Gavin Barker.

     

    We know this news will be a huge disappointment to those of you attending
    Torchsong and John and his manager are in contact with Mary Lee Holzheimer on the matter. Please bear with us and watch the Torchsong site for further news from the convention organisers. We will announce any further information as soon as we have it.

    UPDATE: Torchsong organisers inform us that Peter Wingfield (star of Highlander, Stargate SG1 and Holby City) has kindly agreed to attend the convention.

    Updated 8 June 2009
    Posted 20 May 2009

    John guests on Radio 2's Judy Garland tribute concert

    This not only marks the 40th anniversary of Judy’s death, but also the 70th Anniversary of the first release of "The Wizard of Oz"

    Hosted by Judy's daughter Lorna Luft, this very special concert will take place on Wednesday 1 July 2009, at the Mermaid Theatre, London

    Apply for tickets here (opens new window)

    2 June 2009

    John's friend and colleague, Daniel Boys, releases first album

    If you've attended any of John's recent concerts, you'll be familiar with Daniel Boys, who has been supporting John on his 2009 tour. Daniel's superb voice first came to John's attention through the BBC series 'Any Dream Will Do' and John has been proud to support him ever since.   

    Daniel's first album, "So Close" is now on general release.

    Find out more at www.danielboys.net (opens new window)

    4 May 2009

    JB TV

    John will be a guest on BBC Breakfast on Thursday 7 May

    29 April 2009

    Torchwood Preview - National Film Theatre (12 June)

    John will join other members of the cast of Torchwood at the National Film Theatre on 12 June for a preview of Torchwood: Children of Earth, followed by a Q&A session. Tickets are expected to go on sale on 5 May (members) and 12 May (general public).

    6 April 2009

    JBTV - Guest on Chris Moyles Quiz Night- 19 April

    John and Chris will meet again when John is a guest on Channel Four's Chris Moyles Quiz Night. Recorded on 16 April at London TV Studios, the show airs on Sunday, 19 April at 10pm.

    6 April 2009

    JB Radio - Guest on Chris Moyles Radio Show - 16 April

    John will be a guest on The Chris Moyles Show on BBC Radio 1 on the 16th April. The show starts at 6.30am and you can listen live from this link:

    www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/chrismoyles

    6 April 2009

    Gareth David Lloyd to guest at Torchsong

    Fabulous news for those of you who are going to Torchsong!

    www.space-debris.com/torchsong.htm

    4 April 2009

    Guest on Jonathan Ross - BBC Radio 2 - 11 April

    David Tennant and Catherine Tate will be guest presenting for Jonathan Ross's BBC Radio 2 show on 11 April. John will be one of their guests.

    31 March 2009

    Tonight's The Night - Premiers 18 April

    John's new Saturday night program, Tonight's The Night, premieres on BBC 1 on 18 April. This is must-see JBTV!

    28 March 2009

    Promoting Tonight's The Night

    John will be appearing on The Paul O'Grady Show next month to promote Tonight's The Night. Tickets for the show, which films at the London Studios on the 7 April for transmission later that day, can be requested from www.lostintv.com

    John is also interviewed in the new edition of Sky Magazine (only available to Sky subscribers)

    Also, there's a great new competition that could see you taking part in the show! If you are over 18, and can create an original alien costume, you could be chosen to appear in a Doctor Who scene with Captain Jack! But you need to get sewing and glueing as you have just one week to put in your application!

    John gives you further information in a video on the BBC website: www.bbc.co.uk/entertainment

    23 March 2009

    JBTV - The Justin Lee Collins Show - 23 April

    John will be a guest on The Justin Lee Collins Show to discuss his upcoming new BBC series Tonight's The Night.
    The show airs on 23 April on ITV2. For a chance to be in the audience (recorded on the 21 April at The London TV Studios), you can apply for tickets here: www.comedy.org.uk

    12 March 2009

    Guest Starring on My Family

    John will feature in Episode 8, playing the role of an American medic on BBC 1's comedy series, My Family, when it returns for a new series next month.

    3 March 2009

    JBTV - The One Show, BBC 1 - 6 March

    John will be a guest on BBC 1's - THE ONE SHOW - this Friday - 6 March - to discuss is upcoming new BBC series TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT.

    March 2009

    Captain Jack Writes His Own Comic

    Captain Jack and the Selkie, an original Torchwood comic strip, written by none other than Captain Jack himself, John Barrowman, and his sister, and regular collaborator, Carole E. Barrowman with artwork by artists, Tommy Lee Edwards and Trevor Goring is featured in Issue 14 of Torchwood Magazine. (On shelves in the UK in February and March in the U.S.).

    Visit THE BARROWMAN INTERVIEW, to read the siblings interviewing each other about the strip.

    Click thumbnail to see large version

    3 March 2009

    Questions for John

    From now until 15 March you can email your questions for John - if John answers them they will appear in the programme for his upcoming concert tour.

    Please email your questions to questions@johnbarrowman.com

    PLEASE BE SURE TO INLCUDE YOUR NAME AND WHERE YOU ARE FROM

    Remember you only have until 15 March.

    2 March 2009

    Isle of Man and Jersey

    John will be performing on the Isle of Man on 30 July in a one-night-only concert.

    Tickets are on sale now and be purchased online with additional information available at: www.villagaiety.com

    John will be appearing at The Gloucester Hall, Jersey on 29 August.

    Call 01534 449 827 for ticket information.

    13 February 2009

    Henley Festival - 10 July

    Sir Michael Parkinson presents Friday Night is Movie Night with John Barrowman and Cantabile

    The UK's most respected chat show host presents an evening celebrating pure gold from the silver screen. Sir Michael is joined by leading West End star, actor and popular television personality John Barrowman and, bringing some great harmonies and humour to the Floating Stage, vocal quartet Cantabile - The London Quartet.

    Tickets on sale from 9 March. For more information and to book tickets visit : www.henley-festival.co.uk

    This concert will be recorded by BBC Radio 2

    11 February 2009

    Any Dream & The Making of Me Coming to BBC America

    ANY DREAM WILL DO - U.S. PREMIERE

    The spotlight is on the world of musical theatre as host Graham Norton (The Graham Norton Show) along with expert panelist John Barrowman (Torchwood) and legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber search for new talent to play Joseph in the West End revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. After rounds of auditions, twelve boys make the cut to prove they have the charisma and star quality to land the lead role of Joseph. Each week they are put to the test with ensemble numbers, solo performances, and exercises to test their skills. They'll have to impress the judges to move along and get closer to becoming the next Joseph and Britain's next theatre star. Any Dream Will Do premieres Sunday, 29 March, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT

    THE MAKING OF ME: JOHN BARROWMAN - U.S. PREMIERE

    Torchwood's John Barrowman goes on a journey of self discovery to answer the question: why am I the way I am? In this one hour special, Barrowman sets out to unearth what the latest scientific research can tell him about the origins of his homosexuality. His search for evidence takes him back to his roots to meet family and old friends and for the first time, meet with scientists to find out how nature and nurture might have interacted to make him who he is. The Making of Me: John Barrowman premieres Sunday, March 29, 10:00 p.m. ET/PT

    10 February 2009

    Win John's Pants!!!

    John is auctioning off three pairs of costume pants that he wore during his run in Robin Hood, A Pantomine Adventure at the Birmingham Hippodrome. All proceeds will go to benefit one of John's most beloved charities, DOGS TRUST, of which is he a patron sponsor.

    See the links below for the auctions details on Ebay:.

    Green Tights from the final matinee

    Brown Pants

    Brown velvet pants

    25 January 2009

    Tonight's The Night

    BBC One is making dreams come true as part of a brand new, six part Saturday night entertainment show. Hosted by Torchwood and West End star John Barrowman, Tonight's The Night combines show-stopping acts from world class artists with once-in-a-lifetime performances that make people's dreams come true.

    It doesn't matter how young or old, or how big, small or bizarre the wish. Tonight's The Night will end up being the night ordinary people live out their performing fantasy for real and become the most unlikely stars that Saturday evenings have ever seen. From local community heroes to enthusiastic amateurs with a hidden talent they have been yearning to unleash, Tonight will be their time to shine - with the help of John and the best talent in the business.

    This could mean duetting with a favourite pop group, singing with a big band or tripping the light fantastic with the cast of a hit West End musical. John will leave no performance stone unturned to make this the night of their lives and a must see for entertainment fans.

    There will also be big laughs, with a succession of celebrity guest appearances, performances, exciting studio challenges and show-stopping numbers. Guest celebrities will support the stars for a night and become involved in making their wishes come true.

    The studio audience will also be kept on their showbiz toes, because John will be hitting unsuspecting members with a series of elaborately staged surprises, turning their dreams into a reality on the night whether they like it or not!

    John says "I am so excited to be part of this new BBC One entertainment format on Saturday nights. As well as being packed with showbiz razzle dazzle and celebrity guests, I"m really looking forward to finding the unlikely stars out there, putting a little extra sparkle in their life and helping them realise their dreams. It"s pure entertainment and all about making people's wishes come true".

    BBC One Controller Jay Hunt says "Tonight"s The Night has all the hallmarks of great family entertainment. John Barrowman is the ultimate all round performer and the perfect host for this exciting new show".

    Calling all Dreamers! If you know someone whose achievements or talents deserve to be in the spotlight tell us now. No matter how big, small, or crazy that performing wish is, John Barrowman and his team will do their best to grant it. Email us NOW on tonightsthenight@bbc.co.uk or, drop us a line to PO Box 60941, London, W12 2AP. The current deadline for applications is 1 April 2009.

    THIS IS NOT A TALENT CONTEST WITH REGIONAL AUDITIONS. THIS IS A CELEBRATORY SHOW WHERE WE WILL BE MAKING PEOPLE'S PERFORMING WISHES COME TRUE.

    Tonight's The Night is a co-production between BBC in-house Entertainment Productions and Barrowman Barker Productions.

    12 January 2009

    Anything Goes - The Paperback Edition

    The paperback edition of John's best-selling biography, written with his sister, Carole E. Barrowman will be available in the UK from Michael O'Mara Books this February for £7.99

    ‘Charmingly lurid’ – Daily Telegraph. ‘Gossipy, fun and endlessly entertaining’ – Daily Record

    • John Barrowman is the star of Torchwood, a judge on top-rating talent shows including I’d Do Anything, and an all-round star of stage and screen, whose career spans film, television, musical theatre, music recording and more.

    • His bestselling autobiography details his remarkable personal and professional life, and the paperback edition includes fifteen new and unseen photographs from John’s private collection.

    Anything Goes reveals John’s feelings on emigrating from Scotland to America, aged nine; coming out to his family; turning down a job with Disney; his acting awards; travelling the world; and his 2006 civil partnership with long-term partner Scott Gill.

    • Funny, insightful, told with John’s trademark charm and written with his sister Carole, this is the fairytale narrative of how one boy achieved his dreams.

    12 January 2009

    Stage door - Hippodrome

    There have been a number of queries as to why John hasn't been coming out to sign autographs at the Stage Door recently.

    While there's never a guarantee that he is able to do this, as it has been so cold, to stand out there for prolonged periods would risk him becoming ill again having recently getting over his throat infection last month. He has therefore decided that he will not sign autographs at the Stage Door for the remainder of this run.

    The crowds are sometimes too large, and this puts people in danger from cars travelling on the road adjacent to the stage door. In addition to peoples' safety, we also need to be mindful of the traffic problems caused when vehicles can't move freely pass by the stage door.

    John really appreciates your support and knows that in some cases you've had a very long journey to come and see him, he's very conscious that he needs to remain fit in order to provide the quality entertainment that people expect of him.

    We hope you all understand and enjoy the show.

    7 January 2009

    Torchsong Convention in Chicago 5-7 June 2009

    TORCH SONG ANNOUNCEMENT FROM JOHN:

    For a long time, I’ve been looking for an opportunity to come to the States and give my US fans a chance to see and hear me live, in person, in the flesh, in full voice. The time has finally come. I hope you’ll join me this summer, June 5-7th to be exact, when I’ll host a weekend extravaganza at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. There will be panels, an evening of my cabaret, meet and greets, a few special guests (I’ll announce who as soon as I can) and quite possibly a few other cool surprises. Carole, of course, will be there, and there will be lots of signing opportunities. I’m really looking forward to it. I know we’ll have a blast! I hope you can join me. The registration site is at www.space-debris.com/torchsong.htm

    20 December 2008

    Robin Hood Opening Night Flowers

    Here's a shot of John with the flowers and note we here at JB.com sent him for opening night. The flowers were paid for with donations from fans who belong to John's official mailing list - BarrowmanOnline. The excess funds will be donated to Children In Need.

    The Hippodrome Theatre, where the Robin Hood panto is playing is raising funds to support Children In Need. John has said if their goal total is reached, he will wear tights for the final performance.

    19 December 2008

    Robin Hood Redux - Panto 2009/2010

    John will repeat his role of Robin Hood in ROBIN HOOD - A PANTOMIME ADVENTURE from THIS year's panto season 2008/2009 at the Birmingham Hippodrome for NEXT year's panto season 2009/2010 at the New Theatre in Cardiff, from 12 December 2009 to 24 January 2010.

    Tickets are onsale and going fast!!! To book please visit :

    www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk

    Or by calling the box office : 029 2087 8889.

    20 November 2008

    John Barrowman - UK Tour - 2009

    John Barrowman, much loved actor, singer, TV and West End star embarks on a 17-date UK tour from May 2009. The tour will feature songs from his new album, Music Music Music including the Gary Barlow penned pop gem, What About Us - out on Epic - as well as songs from John’s multi-selling album Another Side. The tour will kick off on 11 May at Sheffield City Hall and end in London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall on 1 June.

    Booking details and tour schedule (See Tickets)

    11 November 2008

    News from Sony about The NEW CD...

    "Ladies & Gentlemen the time has finally come to announce the release of John’s amazing new album “Music Music Music”, which will be available from Monday 24th Nov and preceded by the Gary Barlow and Chris Braide, penned single “What About Us?” on Monday 17th Nov.

    *Single will now only be a digital release and its release is moved up to Friday 14th November - see further update details below.

    "Music Music Music" produced by Simon Franglen (Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand) and Graham Stack (Kylie, Tina Turner, Rod Stewart), with the exception of "What About Us?" which is produced by Chris Braide. “Music Music Music” is a spellbinding collection of twelve songs that are close to John’s heart, as he explains.

    "There are three distinct styles on this record," John explains. "Musical theatre, country and western, and straightforward pop. I wanted to sing songs I've always loved, songs like Bette Midler's From A Distance, Joni Mitchell's Both Sides Now and Dusty Springfield’s You Don't Have To Say You Love Me, alongside things like Keith Urban's fantastic You'll Think Of Me".

    Drum roll please as we exclusively reveal the tracklisting:

    UPDATED Track Listing as of 11 November:

    1 What About Us

    2. Cant Take My Eyes Off You

    3. You'll Think Of M

    4. I Made It Through The Rain

    5. You Don't Have To Say

    6. Right Here Waiting For You

    7. Uptown Girl

    8. Both Sides Now

    9. Angel 10.I Know Him So Well (duet with Daniel Boys)

    11. I Am What I Am

    12. From A Distance

    13. I Know Him So Well - solo version

    Also for the first time we can show the forthcoming single and album sleeves…

    We hope you’re as excited as we are!

    More news as it comes…" - Sony/BMG

    Update 28 October

    The single - What About Us? will now only be released digitally - Amazon should be removing the item shortly and no preorders should be charged for the single.

    Additionally, an EP of two dance mixes of What About Us? will be available exclusively on ITunes (UK) from 16 November 2008.

    The video is available for purchase now on ITunes UK.

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