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Russell Watson talks about his new musical

Now to a man who has been entertaining us for 27 years. In that time he's released 11 studio albums, won four classical Brit awards and has been Number One in both the UK AND the USA at the same time.

Not too bad for a man who left school with no qualifications! We are talking about the tenor known as the Voice, Russell Watson of course, who thrilled the crowds when her performed at Tonbridge Castle this summer.

Caroline Whitmore caught up with him to talk about his brand new musical, Heaven on Earth.


Schoolchildren take part in biggest outdoor virtual reality classroom

The biggest virtual reality primary school lesson outside of the classroom has taken place on Brighton's beach.

Under the gaze of the i360 and next to the historic West Pier, 140 children journeyed to Rio de Janeiro and Mont Blanc.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to organiser Mark Slade and Tracey Bower from Hertford Infants School.


Titanic - the musical - preparing to set sail

A musical of the Titanic is starting its UK tour in Southampton next April. The timing of the stage show will be one hundred and six years since the liner set sail from Southampton in 1912.

Decendants of the crew will be invited to the opening night at the Mayflower Theatre to see a perfomance the producers say is sensitive and respectful. In Southampton five hundred households lost a family member. Sally Simmonds has our preview from the Sea city museum.

Superheroes called in to save schools

Hundreds of parents and children demonstrated outside schools in Sussex - to show support for teachers and staff who say that, because of education budgets, they're cut to the bone.

The campaigners say there's an education funding crisis - and that children are suffering. Pupils dressed up as superheroes, to highlight that schools needed saving ... before it's too late.

The government, though, says - it IS making school funding fairer AND investing another £1.3 billion.

Our Social Affairs Correspondent Christine Alsford reports.

Interviewees: Alison Ali, Save Our Schools Brighton; Zoe McGuigan, Headteacher; Helen Quin, mother and School Governor; Caroline Lucas MP, Brighton Pavilion, Green; Mark McCadden, Sussex Primary Headteacher.

We meet the two Michael Parkinsons...

He's the undisputed king of the talk shows who's interviewed thousands of favourite stars over the years, becoming a household name himself in the process.

Well now Parky, or rather Sir Michael Parkinson, is taking the show on the road with a national theatre tour and he is coming to Sussex this week.

Duncan Wood got the chance to speak to the man himself ahead of the tour and found out who will be putting Parky on the spot - for a change.

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