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Sean Bean – fox! – isn’t the only Sheffielder getting on the box of late.

It seems producers are favouring this fair region.

Antiques Roadtrip, BBC2’s teatime treat, has been recording at city venues, including the Kelham Island Museum and Dronfield Antiques shop in Abbeydale Road; Come Dine With Me is being held here at the end of the month; and The One Show is broadcasting live from Endcliffe Park on August 29.

That all follows Martin and Gary Kemp visiting Parson Cross recently to make a documentary about gangs in the city.

And it precedes a second series of BBC1 drama Prisoners Wives being filmed here next year.

In short the cameras are everywhere.

Best brush your hair before you leave the house.


ONE Sheffield couple who are unlikely to be appearing on TV for a while, however, are celebrity stalkers Bruce and Sally Davies.

The pair, who previously appeared on this page talking about their obsession with meeting C-listers, had been contestants in a soap quiz on ITV1’s This Morning. Unfortunately, they lost last week’s heat.

“Back to the stalking board for us,” notes Bruce.


PERHAPS back to the drawing board too for Don Edwards. This is the Bradfield musician who finished runner up in a nationwide search to find a national cheese anthem, as reported in this paper.

Still, it was a gouda effort. Feta luck next time, Don.


AND talking of interesting/slightly bizarre concepts, how about this?

Sheffield Subbuteo Club, which featured on this page last year, has launched an initiative to get pitches put in pubs around the city.

The group reckons flicking while sipping is the perfect combination during an evening out - and are encouraging landlords to get involved.

Whether it works remains to be seen but it can’t be any worse than the table tennis tables in The Common Room bar, in Devonshire Street.