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Odd snippets of old news in chronological order. These items are not updated..
and some of the links may no longer work.

The next Sunday for Sammy show will be held on 26 February 2006 at The Sage in Newcastle.

Jimmy appeared in The Hull Story (that's Alan Hull from Lindisfarne not the town). (We sat quite a way back..)

Jimmy appeared on Celebrity Millionnaire (with Kevin Whately) on April 17 2004 and raised £1,000 for the Sammy Johnson Fund.

Jimmy appeared at the third "Sunday for Sammy" charity show at Newcastle City Hall on 1 February 2004. Two shows, 4pm and 8pm. See review . More pics to follow.

A friend saw Jimmy Nail perform as a special guest at a Mark Knopfler charity gig on 23rd July 2002. He accompanied Mark on 'Why Aye Man' and 'Money For Nothing', and was very good. Mark played four charity gigs at the Shepherds Bush Empire 23rd, 24th and 25th July and at Beaulieu, near Southampton on 28th July. Jimmy appeared at all the gigs which were raising money for various charities including Save The Baby.
A video of Jimmy on stage performing 'Why Aye Man' with Mark Knopfler is included on Mark's 'Ragpicker's Dream' album.

The new Prefab Sprout album has 3 songs you might recognise...............[check details]

Jimmy on GMTV

The Auf Wiedersehen, Pet book is out now in hardback. We got our copy from Amazon.

The Sunday for Sammy 2004 show is now available on DVD, video and CD. Here for what it's about. Here for ordering details. Here for official fund website.
The Auf Wiedersehen, Pet book is out now in hardback. We got our copy from Amazon.
Jimmy's autobiography "A Northern Soul" is out...
Publisher: Michael Joseph
ISBN: 0718146530

Is there no end to this man's talents? Not only can he sing, write and act, he can draw as well! We know because we bought the original picture that was auctioned recently in aid of the Dorset Wildlife Trust. See pic .
The original Auf Pet series 1 and 2 are now available on DVD for around £40 each.
Jimmy Nail was a special guest at four charity gigs by Mark Knopfler in July (Shepherds Bush Empire and Beaulieu).
The original Auf Pet is now available on DVD for around £40.
There is to be an Auf Pet 4!! According to the excellent Auf Wiedersehen fan site, the boys enjoyed themselves so much that filming is to begin again early in 2003. The planned Auf convention is likely to be postponed until 2004.
Following the surprising [no surprise to us] success of Auf Pet 3, the tabloids once again start raking up muck from Jimmy's past. There was a particularly nasty piece in the Mirror (we were told by someone who reads it). This article cites the "new" book Nailed. It must have been re-printed to cash in on the interest in Auf Pet 3.
Auf Wiedersehen Pet 3 aired in April/May 2002 on BBC 2, a mere 6 episodes. Pat Roach & Christopher Fairbank appeared on GMTV to promote the series.
The second Sunday Night for Sammy was held on 3 February 2002, 2 years after the original. Jimmy, Tim and Kevin performed 3 new Auf Pet sketches.
The 2001 tour ran from 5 April to 22 May. There is a horrible suspicion that this may be the last tour. The set was mainly from 10 Great Songs with a few other covers thrown in.
Jimmy appeared on Open House on 20 March 2001. Sharon liked the leather outfit.
Jimmy appeared on GMTV on 12 March 2001 and performed new single "Walking on the Moon" twice! He was also interviewed by Jonathan Ross (Radio 2) about the new album.
Jimmy was interviewed by Radio Suffolk late in February 2001.
Looks like the new single is going to be Walking on the Moon and is expected out in the UK on 19 March.
Jimmy's new album is to be called Ten Great Songs & an OK Voice and will consist of some of Jimmy's favourite songs by other artistes. Release date believed to be 26 March 2001.
The BBC has announced plans to record a brand new series of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet 15 years after the last episode was screened. Jimmy Nail, Tim Spall, Kevin Whately and Tim Healy have agreed to appear in the new series, which is to be scripted by the original writers Dick Clement and Ian la Frenais (source: Daily Mail, 7 November 2000).
The first tickets for the 32-date 2001 tour went on sale from 11 October 2000.
We hear that Jimmy is to star in a TV sitcom with Dale Winton! Called My Honourable Friend, the duo play a pair of Euro MPs sharing a flat. Bizarre. [Is this a wind up?]
The gigs mentioned below are Jimmy's only scheduled live appearances for 2000. In the interim, Jimmy will be working on various scripts and recording a new album, intended for release around spring 2001, with a nationwide tour to coincide.
Jimmy is appearing on two occasions with Carl Davis and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. The first is at Woking Football Ground, Surrey, on Friday 30 June and the second at Liverpool King's Dock on Saturday 8 July. Jimmy will be the guest vocalist and is scheduled to sing around 10 songs as well as performing a piece that he'll narrate to orchestral music entitled "The Town Fox" (words: Carla Lane; music: Carl Davis).
The BBC is recording a show at the Quayside in Newcastle on Monday 29 May 2000, featuring Jimmy Nail and Lindisfarne. Not sure about when it will be aired.
Did anyone see the JN lookalike on Stars in Their Eyes? Sadly, we missed it.
Jimmy had a minor role as "Clay Face the Goblin" in The Tenth Kingdom which started on Sky One on Sunday 16 April and ran for 5 episodes.
Jimmy's birthday was on 16 March.
Way Ahead Group (who handled ticket sales for the 1999 tour) has recently bought "" Official site Tour rumours, anyone?
We had an E-Mail from Jimmy Nail, saying he liked the site. And no, we don't have a contact address.
The Daily Mail featured an interview with Jimmy on Saturday 5 February. He mentioned that he was up for the title role in the re-make of "Get Carter" but that it went to Sylvester Stallone! Sadly, he also said that he would be making few public appearances in 2000.
Jimmy was a guest at the Sunday Night for Sammy show at Newcastle City Hall on 6 February 2000. We are working on a review of this incredible show, and have asked for permission to do a page on the charity for which the show was held.
If you watched BBC 1's Millennium coverage you might have seen a huge effigy of Jimmy Nail in Newcastle's tribute to famous Geordies!
We bought something in a charity auction - a platinum disc awarded to Ed Bicknell (manager of Dire Straits) in acknowledgement of Mark Knopfler's contribution to the Big River album, after 300,000 copies were sold.
Jimmy's 1999 Tour finished on 20 December.
The video of Still Crazy is now out to buy. See this fantastic film at all costs.
Interview in the Mirror 27 November.
Interview in News of the World on 21 November.
Good interview and pictures in "OK!" magazine dated 26 November.
Jimmy is currently hosting a Radio 2 programme on Wednesday nights at 10pm, called "Blue Collar". It is about the music of "working people".
We bought "". See the editorial.
Jimmy was interviewed by Jonathan Ross on the radio on Saturday 30 October.
Jimmy appeared briefly on TV on Saturday 9 October during the opening of a sporting event in Newcastle (we missed it but were told).
The "official tour site" (yawn) promised an interview appearing in the Mail and in the Express in October/November. We never found them - did anyone else?
The official tour site is now up and running at You can order tickets to the gigs as well as CDs. You may also recognise some of the graphics, courtesy of yours truly!
Jimmy is the voice of the kid on the new Safeway ads. Ahhh.
We have had 2 queries from French TV journalists that want to do a feature on Jimmy Nail for MCMTV - sorry we can't help.
Current single is "Blue Beyond the Grey"
Current album is " Tadpoles in a Jar".
Jimmy was interviewed in the Sunday Mirror 9 May 1999.
Jimmy appeared on the Soap Awards on TV in May.
Jimmy Nail appeared live at Wollaton Park, Nottingham on 30 May 1999.