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Watch MOCKDOWN! for Sun Aug 23

Greetings fellow earthlings!

Had a great MOCKDOWN show Sunday night, with three fantastic guests…

Emmerdale actor TONY AUDENSHAW, was here to chat about how his shed kept him busy during lockdown…

Actor, writer, singer, social media star, and Lockdown SitCom creator FANNI COMPTON

And we travelled to France to chat to my friend DOMINIC RAINFORD – he’s done panto, opera, Scooby-Doo and Shakespeare – now he’s entertaining the crowds at Disneyland Paris.

[Guest info below video]

IF THE VIDEO ABOVE IS NOT AVAILABLE – PLEASE WATCH ON FACEBOOK LINK BELOW…

Back next Sunday for more! Stay safe me hearties!
D x


GUEST INFO:

Tony Audenshaw attended Guildford School of Acting, Tony enjoyed a few years acting and directing T.I.E. and filling multiple roles at Thorpe Park, theme park in the summers.
A few pantos at Oldham Coliseum and a load of commercials for the likes of Barclays Bank, Quorn and Tetleys Beer led to bits on Brookside and parts in other popular telly and the films Going Off Big Time and Ken Loach’s Raining Stones. And he’s played Bob Hope in Emmerdale since 2000.
A lover of variety and light entertainment he was thrilled to do Stars in Their Eyes twice (Kenny Rogers and Roy Wood) and appear on the likes of Blankety Blank, Family Fortunes, Harry Hills TV Burp, The Chase and Celebrity Mastermind.
He’s been singing with the covers band White Van Man since 2001, contributing regularly as ‘Tony’s Trials’ to the Running Podcast Marathon Talk, is a keen birdwatcher and helps run a weekly community quiz in his hometown New Mills, Derbyshire.
Guest Links:
Tony Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonysTrials
Tony In The Shed YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTzmZ05_P-3yK6PGUbR-Lyg

Fanni Compton is an Actress, Writer, Social Media Creator & Recording Artist based in the North West.
Her dreams of becoming a prima ballerina were dashed when she was told that her ankles were too weak.
She then tried her hand at varying jobs, but it didn’t take long for her to realise that she was on the wrong path  – graduated Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2010.
Since then he’s done hundreds of sketches and monologues for Social Media, started her music career and  has a Television Comedy Pilot in post production entitled Nowhere Close. And she’s made full use of the 2020 Pandemic to develop an Online Sitcom called Lockdown Lifeline.
Guest Links:
Fanni Music website: www.fannicomptonmusic.com
Fanni YouTube: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCJU6ZsSSC22CyM2hQ43B7Dw

Dominic Rainford – Raised in Blackpool, Dominic trained in Musical Theatre at LSMT (London School of Musical Theatre). Since then he’s had a varied career going from Panto to the English National Opera. Scooby-Doo to Shakespeare. Dungeon creature to Drag Queen and has now swapped one tower for another as he’s living and working in France at Disneyland Paris.
Guest Link:
Dominic Twitter: @DommyPoppins


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Equity Benevolent Fund  
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MOCKDOWN! streams live on Sunday evenings at 8pm (UK) on my Actor Facebook Page and on my YouTube Channel. There are also occasional Mockdown Confidential shows on Tuesday evenings.
Previous shows are on my Actor page, and are also available as a Playlist on YouTube

SUPPORT MOCKDOWN:
My Ko-Fi Link –
Ko-fi.com/davemcclelland
PayPal – paypal.me/DaveyMcC


MOCKDOWN contains video clips which are not owned by myself, they are found on YouTube, and used during the show to demonstrate my guest’s work.
No infringement is intended.

Coming up on MOCKDOWN! Sun Aug 23 @ 8PM

Coming up Sunday Aug 23 on Mockdown!

You need HOPE in this time of global pandemic – and this week I have Bob Hope, Emmerdale actor TONY AUDENSHAW, here to chat about how his shed kept him busy during lockdown…

I have actor, writer, singer, social media star, and Lockdown SitCom creator FANNI COMPTON

And we’ll travel to France to chat to my friend DOMINIC RAINFORD – he’s done panto, opera, Scooby-Doo and Shakespeare – now he’s entertaining the crowds at Disneyland Paris.

They’ll be here to chat about their lockdown experience – and what they have coming up next…

Join us on Sunday night at 8pm.

WATCH HERE – LINKS TO LIVE STREAM ON SUNDAY 8pm:
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2696242707145898&extid=eEoemMEnPp4Ky5nH
YouTube  https://youtu.be/XwM7XDIsGHs

MOCKDOWN AUG 23 TRAILER:

GUEST LINKS:
Tony Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonysTrials
Tony In The Shed YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTzmZ05_P-3yK6PGUbR-Lyg
Fanni Music website: www.fannicomptonmusic.com
Fanni YouTube: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCJU6ZsSSC22CyM2hQ43B7Dw
Dominic Twitter: @DommyPoppins

SUPPORT ARTISTS:
Equity Benevolent Fund  
Equity Benevolent Fund YouTube Channel
My Ko-Fi link

MOCKDOWN! streams live on Sunday evenings at 8pm (UK) on my Actor Facebook Page and on my YouTube Channel. There are also occasional Mockdown Confidential shows on Tuesday evenings.
Previous shows are on my Actor page, and are also available as a Playlist on YouTube

SUPPORT MOCKDOWN:
My Ko-Fi Link –
Ko-fi.com/davemcclelland
PayPal – paypal.me/DaveyMcC


MOCKDOWN contains video clips which are not owned by myself, they are found from YouTube and used during the show to demonstrate my guest’s work. No infringement is intended.

Love big brown script envelopes….

Today’s post brought this lovely package…..

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Scripts

… and I can tell you no more about it, other than we have a rehearsal read through Monday in Manchester.

And I’m doing a great film project in Manchester over the next few weeks.  I can tell you no more about that either…. 🙂

All will be revealed my friends, and all will be good.

Have a great weekend

Dave X

P.S. Wishing all these protesting at Downing Street well for today, though I don’t expect to see it on the news. Make their pips squeak!

 

New Barry Pigeon Protects…

Ep 6 live now….. but is Barry?

Season 1 of Barry Pigeon Protects reached a shocking finale on Friday….

I had a great time shooting this with the fab writer/director combo of Kurt Brookes and Andrew Birtwell. Well done lads!

What happens to Barry now???? Time will tell…

If you haven’t seen the whole series, here’s your chance… Follow this link for the whole series playlist. Follow Barry on Twitter here.

Wishing you all a super weekend!

Dave

I’m in BARRY PIGEON PROTECTS. Episode 5 out now!

I am so proud of our web series. I hope you’re enjoying it!

A different format this time for you….. This week Barry discusses the declining quality of flies, toilet time and boiled eggs….

One more episode to go now – and it’s a doozy!

Have a superb weekend my Little Valentine’s!

Tons of love

Dave

I AM BARRY PIGEON. Ep 4 out now

Another weekend. And another episode of Barry Pigeon Protects for you.

I had a great time shooting this series. Please take a look. Not long now until the explosive finale of Episode 6!!!!

You can see the whole series of Barry Pigeon Protects here so catch up if you haven’t seen it yet.

And the Barry Pigeon Twitter feed is great too! I wish I could say the funny words came out of my mouth, but it’s all down to the wonderful writers Kurt and Andrew!

Have a great weekend! And a Very Happy Birthday to my amazing son Benjamin! 14 on Sunday. How the years have flown. I love you Son!

Dave

LARDY BUM! New video out – and some new audio too….

Hello dear, dear reader…. I hope you’ve had a fabulous weekend.

Some wonderful New Dave to share with you this evening…..

I’m very happy to release the new Yorkshire Teabaggers video to you, a parody of Mardy Bum by The Arctic Monkeys.

Please have a look, subscribe and share…


I’ve also had the pleasure of an audio recording session today with my old chum Douglas Thorp. We last worked together many a year ago. As Doug says…

“David and I first crossed paths when I was a lily-livered art student at Sheffield City Polytechnic in the 80s. He played a mildly disturbed barber for my degree show film, which was shown throughout the land in one cinema. This brings us back together for the first time in 30 years.”

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Doug has a rather wonderful Blog and Book and I was delighted to provide some voice work for it. IE Audio 16 : The Blood Test – Please Take a Listen


And finally, remember my other alter-ego, Barry Pigeon, had Episode 3 released on Friday…. it’s getting exciting! Please subscribe and share…

Another episode of Barry is coming next week, plus there’ll be some Yorkshire Teabaggers Behind The Scenes to share soon…. Stay Tuned!

Dave

It’s Friday. Barry Pigeon Episode 3 out now

Hi watchers!!!!

Hope you’ve had a fab week. I did, my birthday celebrations went on most of the week and I still have more events gifted to come, including Jeff Lynne’s ELO in concert!

I’m happy with 2016 so far. I’m feeling quite productive. Barry Pigeon Protects episode 3 is available today. Have the Kleenex handy….. Please Subscribe, Watch, Like and Share…

You can catch up with previous episodes on the Barry Pigeon Channel

And coming next week – a new video from The Yorkshire Teabaggers!!!! I’ll be busy editing this weekend… We had a very funny two days shooting at 3 locations, this one will be epic!

Until then, love each other!

Dave

A bit of a web site tidy up…..

Hello folks!

Almost the weekend and almost my birthday, looking forward to food, fun and frolics.

I just wanted to share a few updates I’ve made to the web site.

I used to hand code everything back when I started, then moved to Dreamweaver for design, then added WordPress for the blog section of the site.

To try to keep everything fresh, uniform and handy for mobile devices, I’ve started moving the old pages to the WordPress format. It also makes updates easy from my phone.

So if you look up at the menu bar above you will see a few new additions. Many of my old pages will go under the Other Pages section, so look there for Memoirs of a Railwayman, David McClelland the Psychologist, the USS McClelland and Unique Urinals. I am pretty eclectic in my pages….

And (yet another) reminder that Episode 2 of Barry Pigeon Protects is online today…..
Please, please, please view, subscribe, like and share…..

Episode 1, in case you missed it (HOW????),  is below…

Future…. Just call me Barry Pigeon!!!

And in the third and final post on this Christmas eve, I’d like to look ahead to what’s coming up!

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I’ve had the pleasure of filming a web series, Barry Pigeon Protects, recently – it will hit your computer screens in January, but there will be a taster online Christmas day so subscribe to Barry on Twitter to keep up to date with all the latest. It’s a funny account to follow.

It’s funny and poignant and was a lot of fun to shoot, so stay tuned….

Here’s a few pics as a wee taster of what’s to come…

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Barry with apprentice Gavin, played by the fab Bruce Jackson!
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The Christmas episode, almost ready……

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With Writers/Directors Kurt and Andrew

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And that’s it my dears!

Wishing you all the best for this Festive season and stay tuned for Barry in 2016!

Love and cuddles to Bex, Mum, the kids… and all of you, always
Dave x