We put Top Gear Presenters Rory Reid, Chris Harris and Matt LeBlanc under the spotlight in our latest Q&A:
1. What was the favourite place you visited from last series?
Rory: So far, that would have to be Kazakhstan, as it’s so vastly different to anywhere else I’ve ever visited. The landscape, the culture and the customs are all fascinating, as are the people. Being a bit of a stargazer, I was doubly fascinated with thevplace as it’s home to the Baikonor Cosmodrome, from where the very first people were launched into space.
Chris: There were parts of Montenegro that I loved – I remember standing with Matt on top of a mountain looking down onto a lake… I loved Montenegro.
2. What’s been your favourite car to drive in this series?
Matt: The Lamborghini Huracan was a fun car to spin around
Rory: Volkswagen Golf GTI. Sabine and I did that film. It’s such a good car. It is not on the level of a Porsche but in the right hands it is quicker.
Chris: I had a full 11/10, out of body of moment when I drove Ferrari FXX K. That woke me up proper sideways. It does 120mph. Nobody else had driven it before. Amazing.
3. What’s been the funniest moment on the show?
Chris: In TV you want things to happen, in Top Gear we want things to happen. But when an unscheduled crash happens it can be quite funny – it wasn’t at the time but looking back it was funny.
Rory: Watching Chris Harris attempt to drift an Alfa Romeo through the narrowest of gaps. I won’t spoil it for you, and I really shouldn’t laugh, but I nearly fell out of my chair.
4. What is your favourite racing track to drive on?
Chris: How many other people have drifted a Ferrari FXX K around Daytona? I like drifting stuff that shouldn’t be drifted. When someone tells me ‘that’s not a car that should be drifted’, I’ll go against that and say yes, it is.
5. If you had an unlimited budget what would be your dream car?
Chris: It changes on a daily basis because I’m a car enthusiast. For me today I woke up and wanted a 1974 Porsche 911 GT3 RS – it’s one of the best cars driven and about £1.2 million pounds sterling.
Rory: Probably the Bugatti Chiron. I didn’t like the look of them at first, but the design has really grown on me and the performance speaks for itself.
6. Which car best represents you / your personality? / Describe each other.
What’s Rory like?
Chris: He is competitive, he is a perfectionist and he has an interest in the style of cars that I love seeing. I love seeing things that I don’t really get. Matt He has this boyish quality to him that gives the audience a voyeuristic view of what we are doing. He has this bright eyed excitement about it all, which is really endearing and fun to be around.
Chris: He is a big friendly bear, he is much wiser than people give credit for and he has seen it all. I think people will be surprised to see his driving skills.
And if you’re a Top Gear fan, then don’t forget you can purchase the Official Top Gear 2018 Desk Easel Calendar and the Official Top Gear 2018 Calendar at Calendar Club, HMV, WH Smith and online at danilo.com (with Free UK Delivery) and Amazon UK – they make great Christmas Stocking Fillers!
With nearly 5 million official calendars sold by Danilo annually leading up to their 40th year in 2018, we’re delighted that Little Mix finishes an amazing year by being top of the Entertainment 2018 Calendar chart!
Music and Entertainment Top Ten for 2018 titles
1) Little Mix (5)
2) Harry Potter (7)
3) Ciiff Richard (10)
4) Rick and Morty (NE)
5) Elvis Presley (6)
6) Starwars Episode 8 (8)
8) Kylie (14)
9) JoJo Siwa (NE)
10) Kelly Brook (15)
With Harry Potter back in a top slot, we also see some new additions this year including the wacky animation and hugely popular TV series Rick and Morty plus You Tube sensation JoJo Siwa !
Sport Top Ten for 2018 titles
1) Man United (2)
2) Liverpool (1)
3) Tottenham Hotspur (17)
4) Chelsea (16)
5) Arsenal (11)
6) World Wrestling Entertainment(18)
7) Manchester City (NE)
8) England Rugby Team
9) Newcastle United
20) England Cricket Team
Every year, Man United and Liverpool battle it out on the field and in the Calendar chart plus Tottenham Hotspurs moves above Arsenal and Chelsea for the first time in over 15 years! Delighted to see new additions WWE, England Rugby and England Cricket Calendars also awarded a spot on the Top Ten Sports Chart.
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** This annual chart is compiled of sales from Danilo on line, HMV, Tesco, Calendar Club, Amazon, together with retail chains and independent retailers around the UK and sales abroad.
Born in Treherbert, Wales, Keri Davies is a producer and writer, best known for his work on BBC radio soap opera The Archers. Keri was formerly the show’s senior producer but since 2003, he has been a scriptwriter.
Keri is also involved in putting together the ever-popular Official The Archers Calendar! As well as sourcing some of the smaller Archers portrait photos, Keri’s main role is to write the copy that accompanies each month – which among other things means adapting and testing the recipes! 😉
We asked Keri the following questions:
1. How long have you been a scriptwriter for The Archers?
I’ve written scripts for The Archers since 2003. Before that I was the programme’s Senior Producer and subsequently its Web Producer. I’ve been working on the programme in various capacities since 1992.
2. Who is your favourite character?
This is a really difficult one, as there are so many wonderful characters in The Archers. I do like to write comedy, so it’s great to have characters that can carry that off, like Jazzer McCreary, Brian Aldridge, Lynda Snell, Susan Carter, Eddie Grundy, Joe Grundy… I could go on – but I won’t.
3. What has been your favourite plotline?
I’m going to go back to well before I worked on The Archers, to my early days as a listener. Young Shula Archer (now Hebden-Lloyd) and her boyfriend Nigel Pargetter got up to all sorts of scrapes – including Nigel illegally driving away a car because he thought it was Shula’s. It was great fun to listen to, and it started me on a habit which became a lifetime’s pleasure – and a quarter century of work, too.
4. What is the best part of your job?
Knowing that what I do affects people – it moves them, cheers them up – and sometimes, as with our recent story of domestic abuse, it can shed a light on real-life issues.
5. What do you like to do when you’re not working on The Archers?
Music and dancing. I sing in a choir, play drums and various other instruments and am always up for a dance. Recently I’ve been learning swing dancing.
Don’t forget you can pick up your official copy of The Archers 2018 Calendar now with FREE UK Delivery (Worldwide Delivery also available)
Ranging from Marvel’s hit films Guardians of the Galaxy Volume II, Spider-man Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok through to DC Comic’s popular Wonder Woman and Justice League (released in UK Cinemas today!) 2017 has certainly been a great year for superhero movies.
And now you can spend all of next year with your favourite heroes with the Official 2018 Calendars and Diaries. The ideal way to stay organised at home or at the office PLUS you receive FREE UK Delivery when you order from Danilo.com website.
Danilo are pleased to announce the Calendar window is still open, and delighted to be publishing Kem Cetinay’s (Winner of Love Island) official 2018 calendar!
“I am really excited to have my first ever official calendar, it’s been a crazy few months, and I can’t wait to shoot the calendar next month and work with Danilo” says Kem
It’s going to be a busy time for Kem who has a string of activity planned for the rest of year including a fitness DVD launching in time for Christmas.
The Calendar will be released in October. To PreOrder Kem Cetinay’s Official 2018 Calendar then CLICK HERE
It’s that time of year again at Danilo, when we replace the old with the new! An we’re delighted that our full range of fantastic Official Calendars and Diaries for 2018 are now available at http://www.danilo.com
In particular, we are very excited about the NEW Sherlock Official 2018 Calendar, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, A Square Calendar measuring 305mm x 305mm, this calendar features stunning graphics of key characters such as Sherlock Holmes, Dr John Watson, Mycroft Holmes, Molly Hooper, Mrs Hudson and DI Greg Lestrade.
For all you music lovers, we have a great selection of Official Calendars to choose from. Covering a few music genres you can pick from the classics such as Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, Donny Osmond, Queen and The Beatles through to Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Little Mix, Take That, One Direction, The Vamps and more
We also have a range of different formats for our Calendars and Diaries, so no matter how you like to stay organised, there is the perfect size for you!
DESK EASEL AND DESK BLOCK CALENDARS – perfect for your home or office
Selection of Desk Easel Calendars above – priced £6.99
Selection of Desk Block Page-A-Day Calendars above – priced £9.99
OFFICIAL 2018 DIARIES – Come in A6, A5 and pocket sizes -from £5.99
So get pre-ordering now and be one of the first to receive these products as soon as they come into stock! And remember we offer FREE UK Delivery on all Calendars, Diaries, Greetings Cards and Gift Wrap!! Worldwide delivery is also available 🙂
We are offering all our lovely customers a whopping 30% OFF All our Official 2017 Calendars & Diaries at Danilo.com. These include the Most Popular TV, Film, Music, Celebrity, Football & Sports Brands PLUS FREE UK P&P!
We’re delighted that not only is the new film out this week but we are also offering all J.K Rowling fans the Brand NEW Official Fantastic Beasts 2017 Calendar for only £8.99 and FREE UK Delivery (Worldwide Delivery also available)!
PLUS we’ve teamed up with companies Rubies Fancy Dress, Scholastic and Paladone to give one lucky winner the chance to WIN all these AMAZING Harry Potter / Fantastic Beasts Prizes!
All you have the do to enter is click this link and share / like / tweet to enter and this competition closes on 14th December 2016!
Plus for all Harry Potter Fans, we also have available a Brand NEW COLOURING-IN CALENDAR as well an Official Film Series for 2017 too. Both £8.99 each
This October, to celebrate some of our more spooky official calendar titles, we’re giving you the fang-tastic opportunity to win One of Six Themed Halloween Hampers!
We have THREE Harry Potter Hampers to giveaway. Each one includes: An Official Harry Potter 2016 Calendar, a Complete 8-disc Harry Potter DVD film collection, and some special Halloween sweets and treats!
Plus we have THREE Vampire Diaries Hampers to giveaway. Each one includes: An Official Vampire Diaries 2016 Calendar, Seasons 1 to 5 The Vampire Diaries: Love Sucks DVD Boxset and some special Halloween sweets and treats
To enter this ghoulishly great competition, just answer the question below and select whether you’d prefer to win a Harry Potter BUndle or a Vampire Diaries bundle, by midnight on Sunday 1st November 2016.
Plus check out these other great spooky official 2016 Calendars here
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The Danilo Team were delighted to attend The Henries Awards again for 2015, which took place in the stunning Lancaster London Hotel on Thursday 8th October. Every year, hundreds of greeting card industry publishers and retailers attend this prestigious event which celebrates the immense creativity in the UK greeting card industry.
Now in its 20th year, The Henries featured a fantastic ‘Roaring Twenties’ theme, including Charleston Dancers as well as fun dress up items for guests. Comedian Mark Watson, also brought his own unique brand of humour as the compere of the event.
All the nominees this year were judged by a panel of over 40 prestigious retailers, including buyers from John Lewis, Scribbler, Paperchase, Waitrose, Tesco, Waterstones and a host of leading independents. And we were over the moon when we discovered our Official Despicable Me Minions Card and Wrap range won the Best Licensed Range Award. Especially as other great titles such as Frozen by UKG were also nominated. Overall, a fantastic night, and we cant wait for next year’s Henries event 🙂
For a full list of all the nights winners, click here
Official Minions Range now available at Danilo.com with Free UK Delivery. Worldwide delivery also available