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Sky One's COBRA

Rob Mitchell James has been cast for a role on Sky One's Cobra.

Starring Robert Carlyle as Prime Minister Robert Sutherland, COBRA is a new Sky original production set in the heart of government during a major crisis.

Film - Three Bull Mastiffs in a Corner Kitchen

James Storey has been confirmed for the role of Tiz in film Three Bull Mastiffs in a Corner Kitchen.

Coronation Street

Robert Ashcroft has been confirmed for a role on Coronation Street.

Film - Three Bull Mastiffs in a Corner Kitchen

Marvin Brown has been confirmed for the role of Purse in film Three Bull Mastiffs in a Corner Kitchen.

The Palace Diaries

Michael Forrest ,Sarah Louise Keegan and Simon Hallman have all been confirmed for roles in Christmas film 'The Palace Diaries'.

Coronation Street

Pegeen Murphy has been confirmed for a role on the famous cobbles #Coronationstreet

Still So Awkward

Emma Laidlaw who has just been confirmed for a role in CBBC and Channel X North ‘Still So Awkward’ . Emma will play one of the Lead’s parents, Mrs Faulks- Smythe.

BBC Doctors

Michael Dixon has been confirmed for a Guest Lead role for BBC Doctors.

Short Film - Coconut

Ade Ajibade has been confirmed for the Lead Role in Coconut. COCONUT is a coming of age short film about identity and more specifically race. An exploration of what life is like for teenagers who are labelled ‘other’ but live in those small, northern fringe towns that overwhelmingly voted for Brexit and rarely get their time on screen.

Moving On

Ade Ajibade has been confirmed for a role of the next BBC series of Jimmy McGovern's MOVING ON.

Hollywood Feature Film 'The Northman'

Gareth Parker has been confirmed for a role in Hollywood Feature Film "The Northman" 

 

Hollywood Director Robert Eggers brings his upcoming movie "The Northman" in which Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard will be in lead roles.

 

 

 

https://www.seelatest.com/hollywood/the-northman-next-movie-of-robert-eggers-cast-release-date-and-more

BBC New Drama 'Anthony'

Ade Ajibade has been confirmed for the role on 'Angela' in new BBC Drama - 'Anthony'.

A new drama from Jimmy McGovern based on the racist murder of teenager Anthony Walker.

Anthony, the feature-length drama is for BBC One and explores the events surrounding the death of the 18- year-old from Huyton who was murdered in an unprovoked attack in 2005.

LA Productions is making the drama. 

Emmerdale

Emma Laidlaw has been confirmed for 6 episodes of Emmerdale.

Doctors

Ade Ajibade has been confirmed for the role of Mala in BBC Doctors.

Emmerdale

Lucy Lucia Brennan has been confirmed for a role of Emmerdale.

Coronation Street

Andrew Wong has been confirmed for a role on Coronation Street.

Emmerdale

Michael Dixon has been confirmed to film a role for Emmerdale 

Hollyoaks

Vicky Mills has been confirmed for a role on Hollyoaks.

Dave Allen

Following a sold-out run at the Royal Exchange Theatre,  Kieran Cunningham performs his one-man show based on the life and stories of Dave Allen.

BBC CASUALTY

Aaron Turner  has been confirmed for the role of 'Connor' in BBC Casualty.

Green Carnation Theatre Company - My Night With Reg

Simon Hallman has been cast as the role of 'Guy' in @G_C_Theatre production of 'My Night With Reg', coming to @The_Lowry Lowry in Jan, @HullTruck & Lawrence Batley Theatre in Feb, and Gala Theatre & Cinema & @warwickarts in March.

Peter Pan - The Grand Theatre Blackpool

Steve Royle returns to The Grand Theatre, Blackpool again this year as Smee in Peter Pan.

Starring Soap and West End Star Tom Lister as Captain Hook, Blackpool panto favourite from BBC Radio Lancashire Steve Royle as Smee and Jack Heasman as Peter Pan.

For tickets https://www.visitblackpool.com/detail/peter-pan-944600/

BBC Radio 4 Drama Series

Marvin Brown has been confirmed for the role of SEAN in the BBC Radio 4 drama series, Fault Lines Season 1: Money, Episode Five Grow.

Hate Crime Play

Jarreau Benjamin and Jay Alexandra-Ali  have been confirmed for a Hate Crime Play.

Coronation Street

Our young actor Joe Harrison has been confirmed for a role on the famous cobbles, Coronation Street.

Coronation Street

Marvin Brown has been confirmed for a role on the famous cobbles, Coronation Street.

INTERGALATIC Sky One Sci-Fi series

Ade Ajibade has been confirmed for a role on Sky One's new original sci-fi series drama,  Intergalactic.

The Irregulars - Netflix's new Sherlock Holmes Series

Antony Bessick has been confirmed for a role in a new Netflix TV Series, The Irregulars 

 

Netflix's new Sherlock Holmes series, but with a twist — the show, called The Irregulars, will focus on a group of street urchins whose crime-solving successes Holmes takes credit for.

The Boys - A New 5-part series for Channel 4

Simon Hallman has been confirmed for a role in the new 5-part series for channel 4 -  The Boys

http://www.redproductioncompany.com/news/new-drama-boys-coming-channel-4/

Top Boy, Series 3 on Netlfix

Jarreau Benjamin has been confirmed for the role of Craig in British television crime drama series,

Top Boy.

You can watch now on Netflix.

Brassic 2 for Sky One

Jarreau Benjamin has been confirmed for a role in Sky One's Northern comedy Brassic 2.

Brassic is about a group of working-class friends finding unconventional ways to win at life in northern suburbia.

Coronation Street

Sarah Burrill has been confirmed to return again to the famous cobbles, Coronation Street.

Time and Again Theatre Company production of 'Greyhounds'

Adam Martin-Brooks has been confirmed to play 'Will Croft' in 'Time and Again Theatre Company's production of 'Greyhounds'.

 

Performances Friday, 1st Nov - Saturday, 2nd Nov, in Manchester. Cambridgeshire on the 16th and December in London.

 

For more information please see here https://timeandagaintheatre.com/whats-on/

The First Team - A New Comedy for the BBC from the producers of “The Inbetweeners.”

Marvin Brown  has been confirmed for the role of 'Bootz' in The First Team,” a new comedy for the BBC from the producers of “The Inbetweeners.”

The life of Dave Allen

Kieran Cunningham brings back the revival of his critically acclaimed one man show based on the Life of Dave Allen. 

Coronation Street

Jemma Drake has been confirmed for a role on the famous cobbles, Coronation Street.

24 Hours of Peace - The Royal Exchange

Kieran Cunningham has been confirmed to perform in Neil Bartlett's bold new stage and audio work this November, 24 Hours of Peace at THE ROYAL EXCHANGE.

 

 

https://www.culturehosts.co.uk/event/24-hours-of-peace/

Trouble with Kids - Pilot Sitcom

Steve Royle  has been cast for the role of Maurice in a Pilot Sitcom, Trouble with Kids. 

Out Stage Us

Simon Hallman has been confirmed for the role of Martyn in 'Coming out' part of  HIVENORTH Theatre Company's OutStageUs production.

More details here: https://www.hivenorth.co.uk/

Coronation Street

Scott John Cooper has been confirmed for a role on the famous cobbles.

The Knock - British Film Institute

Marvin Brown  has been confirmed for the role of 'OWEN' in 'The KNOCK' a British Film Institute film.

The Knock - British Film Institue film

Jarreau Benjamin has been confirmed for the role of  Lil Kev' in 'The KNOCK' a British Film Institute film.

BBC Podcast

Simon Hallman has been confirmed to record a PODCAST for the BBC.

BBC Podcast

Jarreau Benjamin has been confirmed to record a PODCAST for the BBC.

BBC Podcast

Harry Leek has been confirmed to record a PODCAST for the BBC.

Trouble with Kids - Pilot Sitcom

Dorothy Allen  has been cast for the role of Winnie in a Pilot Sitcom. Watch this space!

Trouble with kids - Pilot Sitcom

Scarlett Woods has been confirmed for the role of 'Billie' in a Pilot Sitcom, Trouble with Kids - watch this space!

Coronation Street

Karl Camilleri has been confirmed for a role  in Coronation Street.

Moving On - BBC Series 11

Darren Scott has been confirmed for the role of Gary in Series 11 of 'Moving On'.

The BBC TV Series of dramas linked by a central theme: how to 'move on' and pass turning points in life.

HOME:

A grieving mum befriends a young homeless man in an attempt to fill the void left by the sudden death of her son. #MovingOn11 #Home

Watch HOME on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Fri 6th March: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0816mn7

Moving On - BBC Series 11

Ade Ajibade has been confirmed for the role of Marnie in Series 11 of 'Moving On'.

The BBC TV Series of dramas linked by a central theme: how to 'move on' and pass turning points in life.

HOME:

A grieving mum befriends a young homeless man in an attempt to fill the void left by the sudden death of her son. #MovingOn11 #Home

Watch HOME on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Fri 6th March: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0816mn7

Moving on - BBC Series 11

Karl Camilleri has been confirmed for the role of Robbie in Series 11 of 'Moving On'.

The BBC TV Series of dramas linked by a central theme: how to 'move on' and pass turning points in life.

HOME:

A grieving mum befriends a young homeless man in an attempt to fill the void left by the sudden death of her son. #MovingOn11 #Home

Watch HOME on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Fri 6th March: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0816mn7

A Kestrel for a Knave

Joe McArdle has been confirmed for the role of 'Jud' in ' A Kestrel for a Knave' for Radio 4.

TWO2

Jacqui Padden and  Dave Jordan who will be touring the hilarious and moving TWO 2 by award winning playwright Jim Cartwright. Tour starts Thursday 13th June in Chorley and finishes at The Royal Court, Liverpool on Saturday 6th July.

Emmerdale

Neil Rowland has been confirmed for a role on Emmerdale.

Someone You Thought You Knew

Jarreau Benjamin who has been cast as the role of Justin in TV Documentary Drama, Someone You Thought You Knew Season 2. 

Silent Witness - BBC One

Karl Camilleri has been confirmed for the role of Barry Devlin in Silent Witness.

Son Of Ned - Short Film

Marvin Brown has been confirmed for the role of 'Bili' in short drama 'Son of Ned'.

IMPACT - Season One

Michael Dixon has been confirmed for the role of Andrew in season one of television show IMPACT.

Radio Drama 'CREW'

Qas Hamid and Lauren Sturgess have been confirmed for roles in Bamalam Productions radio drama 'CREW'  due to be released Thursday 23rd May.

The Dolly Mixtures

Victoria Holtom has been confirmed for the role of Sylvia in 'The Dolly Mixtures'

 

In celebration of our 25th Anniversary, The Customs House presents The Dolly Mixtures. A heart-warming musical about eight ordinary North East women; Margaret Graham, Hilda Joyce, Doris Ashcroft, Sylvia Nichols, Jean Smith, Liz Errington, Joan Lumsdale and Betty Dickinson who formed an unbreakable bond.

 

More details here


Short Films - Saving Peggy Piglet and Hide & Seek

Mark Cassidy has been cast in two short films “Saving Peggy Piglet” and “ Hide & Seek” for Farmyard Stories.

Coronation Street

Lola Sonola has been confirmed for a role over two episodes of Coronation Street.

Jock Night

Adam Waddington has been confirmed for a role in Hope Theatre Company's tour of Jock Night, 

Written and Directed by Adam Zane.

 

Jock Night is the latest show from the award-winning company behind sell-out shows Gypsy Queen and Be More Martyn: The Boy with the Deirdre Tattoo.

Jock is the hottest club in town but the party starts as the club night ends…In Adam Zane’s entertaining, surprising, character-driven comedy drama, you are invited to the ultimate after-party.

For tickets see here

Emmerdale

Dave Dutton has been confirmed for a role on Emmerdale.

Coronation Street

Judith Bailey has been confirmed to film two episodes for Coronation Street.

Emmerdale

Vicky Mills has been confirmed for a role on Emmerdale.

New Crime Drama for ITV WILD BILL

Judith Bailey has been confirmed for a great role in a new crime drama for ITV, Wild Bill, staring Rob Lowe.

The Full Monty 2018/2019 Tour

Amy Thompson  has been confirmed to play the role of Mandy in Award Winning Theatre production 2018/2019 Tour of The Full Monty.

Full Tour Details 

2019 tour of John Godber's BOUNCERS

Frazer Hammill has been confirmed to play Lucky Eric in The John Godber Company and Theatre Royal Wakefield's 2019 tour of John Godber's BOUNCERS.

More information here.

FIVE

Jarreau Benjamin and Michael Cochran are confirmed for Footlights tour of FIVE.

Dan Leno - A Royal Jester

Steve Royle tours again in 2019 as Dan Leno - A Royal Jester.  Neil Rowland has also been confirmed for the role of Dan Leno's brother Henry Galvin for the forthcoming tour.

 

Get your tickets now!

A Christmas Cracker

Tony Bond has been confirmed to film short film 'A Christmas Cracker'

We Are Here

Bradley Shore has been confirmed for the role of Richard in short film 'We Are Here'

Coronation Street

Olivia Orgill has been confirmed for a role on the famous cobbles.

After Miss Julie

Lauren Dickenson has been cast as 'Miss Julie' in Flimflam production of 'After Miss Julie' by Patrick Marber.

HULU TV Pilot

Matt Aistrup has been confirmed to film a TV pilot in Prague. Watch this space!

Cinderella

Amy Thompson plays Cinderella at York Grand Opera House. The panto runs from Friday 14 December 2018 until Saturday 5 January 2019. 

For ticket details see here!

Beauty and the Beast

Steve Royle will be making his 16th annual appearance starring as ‘Louis La Plonk’ in The Blackpool Grand Theatre 2018 Panto ' Beauty and the Beast'

Also look out for our clients Emily Whitehead and Lucy Royle who also perform.

Beauty and the Beast – the 2018 Panto at Blackpool Grand Theatre

Friday 7 December to Sunday 6 January 2019.

For ticket information please see here

Brassic

Ronnie Leek has been confirmed for a role on Sky One's new gritty northern comedy Brassic.

Peter Pan

Ben Hanson and the rest of the cast of Peter Pan. Ben plays Starkey at the Playhouse, Whitley Bay which runs until 5th January.

Ticket information see here!

Coronation Street

Neil Rowland has been confirmed for a role on Coronation Street.

Peter Pan

Victoria Holtom returns to Forum Theatre, Billingham for her 5th appearance in Panto this time as Tinkerbell in Peter Pan.

 

1st Dec-6th Jan. For more details click here

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Lauren Sturgess will be joining the cast of Bolton Octagon's production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz which runs from 4th-31st December.

Full details of the production here

Coronation Street

 Sarah Burrill has been confirmed to film 3 episodes for Coronation Street.

Emmerdale

Robert Ashcroft has been confirmed for a role on Emmerdale.

Hollyoaks

Michael Dixon has been confirmed to film for Hollyoaks.

Michael is currently playing the role of Jay Johnson.

Can Jay switch sides? Watch here

 

The Wizard of OZ

Rosie Royle  has been confirmed for a role in The Wizard of Oz performing at The Winter Gardens, Blackpool in December 2018.

More information here

Stone Soup

Sarah Louise Keegan has been confirmed for the role of 'Peggy' in Little Diamond Theatre Company's production of 'Stone Soup.

Little Diamond Theatre Company will be working with Bolton Food & Drink Festival this year to provide the children’s entertainment, with their fabulous play ‘Stone Soup’.

Full details:

https://www.boltonfoodanddrinkfestival.com/childrens-entertainment/

Best Actor Award for Darren

Congratulations to our client Darren Scott who won 'Best Actor' Award at this year's 2018 Greater Manchester Fringe Festival, for his performance in 'A Different Way Home'.

Emmerdale

Lauren Dickenson has been confirmed to film two episodes for Emmerdale.

New 90 Minute BBC Drama

Jessica Hall has been confirmed for a role in a new 90 Minute Drama for BBC. 

Coronation Street

Jarreau Benjamin has been confirmed to film scenes on the famous cobbles.

BAFTA AWARD FOR BEST MINI SERIES 'THREE GIRLS'

Congratulations to our client QAS HAMID and the rest of the cast/crew for the BAFTA award for best mini series 'THREE GIRLS'

On Behalf of The People

Danny Mellor has been confirmed to join the cast of  'On Behalf of The People' playing the role of Tom. 

'On Behalf of The People' will tour extensively with The Melting Shop from 26 May to 20 July 2018.

The play follows the fortunes of the Mason family coming to terms with life and love in a Yorkshire mining town in post-war Britain: how do George and Connie Mason, their returning soldier son Tom and his fiancée Liz, come to terms with their rapidly changing world?   

Emmerdale

Rob Mitchell-James has been confirmed to film scenes for Emmerdale.

Coronation Street

Lucy Lucia Brennan has been confirmed to film scenes on the famous cobbles.

Emmerdale

Sarah Burrill has been confirmed to film scenes for Emmerdale.

Coronation Street

Julie Hannan has been confirmed to film scenes on Coronation Street.

Coronation Street

Dan Sheader has been confirmed to film scenes on the famous cobbles.

Cartwright Cabaret

After successful performances in Manchester, Salford and Liverpool, Cartwright Cabaret is on the road again this time in Bury, Blackpool and The Octagon Theatre, Bolton.

Cartwright Cabaret is an amalgamation of Jim Cartwright's work, featuring highlights from many of his plays, such as Road, Two, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, and Raz.

Season in the Sun

David MacCreedy has been confirmed to join the cast of  Seasons in the Sun by The John Godber Company.

It’s the summer of ’74, and the future looks bright for Spag and Paul, as they await their A-Level results.

But a job as relief dustbin-men will dampen their artistic ambitions.

Join them in this hilarious ‘fish out of water’ comedy, about women, waste and walking the streets. After this summer, life will never be the same again!

The show runs from Tuesday 24th April - Saturday 19th May 2:30pm & 7:30pm at East Riding Theatre.

To book tickets click here

Coronation Street

Dave Jordan has been confirmed to film scenes on the famous cobbles.

Red Devil

Jarreau Benjamin  has been confirmed for the role of 'Joe Malone' in short film 'Red Devil'.

Doctors

Dave Dutton  has been confirmed for a guest lead in the BBC daytime series Doctors.

Genius Picasso

Matt Aistrup has been confirmed for a role in GENIUS PICASSO. 

National Geographic's anthology drama Genius is set to return for a second season, focusing on Pablo Picasso

Matt will film overseas in January.

Coronation Street

Matt Aistrup has been confirmed to film two episodes for Coronation Street.

A Christmas Carol

Lauren Sturgess has been confirmed to join the cast of A Christmas Carol at the Bolton Octagon.

Charles Dickens’ cherished festive tale is brought to life in this enchanting stage adaptation full of joy, song, and magic!

Artistic Director Elizabeth Newman

Playing from Fri 17 November 2017 - Sat 13 January 2018.

Octagon Theatre

Bolton
BL1 1SB

Stone Cold Murder

Michael Dixon has been confirmed to join the cast of Stone Cold Murder and will play the role of Ramsey.

Produced by Dorset Corset Theatre Company.

Written by James Cawood
Directed by Helen Watts

This show runs from Tuesday 19th December - Saturday 23rd December 2017.

Trowbridge Town Hall
Market Street, Trowbridge, BA14 8EQ

Emmerdale

Adam Waddington has been confirmed to film scenes for Emmerdale.

The Familiar Fingers of Culture

Lauren Dickenson has been confirmed to play the part of 'Victoria' in 'The Familiar Fingers of Culture'.

The Woman who Cooked her Husband

Sarah Burrill, Jessical Hall and Neil Rowland have all been confirmed for the tour of 'The Woman who Cooked her Husband' A high energy, dark comedy by Debbie Issit.

Starts 17th May 2018 at  Oldham Coliseum

Full tour dates to follow.

Coronation Street

Robert Ashcroft has been confirmed to film scenes for Coronation Street.

Coronation Street

Jennifer Banks has been confirmed to film scenes on the famous cobbles.

Coronation Street

Michael Dixon has been confirmed to film scenes for Coronation Street.

Justice League

Frazer Hammill has been busy filming scenes for the new Warner Brothers movie, JUSTICE LEAGUE.

Dinosaurs in the Wild

Warick Nolan has been confirmed for a 6 month tour of Dinosaurs in the Wild.

Wuthering Heights

Lauren Sturgess has been confirmed for the John Godber Company's production of Wuthering Heights, adapted and directed by BAFTA winner Jane Thornton.

 

Further Information 

Doctors

Michael Dixon has been confirmed for a guest lead in the BBC daytime series Doctors.

Hollyoaks

Vicky Mills has recently been filming scenes for Hollyoaks.

Home From Home

Jessica Hall has been confirmed for a guest role in a new BBC One comedy.

'Home from Home' stars Johnny Vegas as Neil Hackett, who alongside wife Fiona (Joanna Page - Gavin & Stacey), finally achieve their long-cherished dream of buying a lodge in the Lake District.

Press Release

Emmerdale

Neil Rowland has been confirmed for 5 episodes of Emmerdale.

Age Before Beauty

Vicky Myers is to join the cast of the exciting new BBC Drama 'Age Before Beauty' as a series regular, Heidi.

The six-part BBC One drama, is written by Debbie Horsfield (Poldark, Cutting It) and made by Mainstreet Pictures. 

Age Before Beauty, is a family saga set in a Manchester salon starring Robson Green (Granchester), Sue Johnston (Downton Abbey), Polly Walker (Mr Selfridge) and James Murray (Him).

 

Press Release

The A Word

Scott Cooper has been confirmed for a guest role in the new series of the popular BBC Drama, The A Word.

Three Girls

Don't miss Qas Hamid as 'Chef' in the powerful BBC One Drama 'Three Girls'. The 3 part drama will be transmitted over three consecutive nights: 16th, 17th & 18th May.

Programe Information

Stand Up Stand Up - UK Tour

Jim Cartwright's new play is currently on tour. 'Stand Up Stand Up' is the first production by The Jim Cartwright Company & Theatre Royal Wakefield.

Tour Information

The Guardian - 4 Star Review "Neurotic comic meets burly bailiff in Jim Cartwright's caper"

Jim Cartwright Company & Theatre Royal Wakefield: Press Release

Peaky Blinders

Rob Mitchell-James recently completed filming for the new series of Peaky Blinders.

Channel 4 Comedy - Lee & Dean

Dave Jordan recently filmed scenes for the new Channel 4 Comedy 'Lee & Dean'. 

Press Release

Spring and Port Wine

Lauren Dickenson will be appearing as Hilda in Bill Naughton's Spring and Port Wine.

 

This war time comedy is directed by Chris Honer and will run from the 13th - 29th April at the Oldham Coliseum.

Emmerdale

Stephen Whitfield has been confirmed for 2 episodes in ITV's Emmerdale, filming will take place later this month.

Carnage: Swallowing the Past

Dave Jordan recently attended a preview showing of the new BBC film, Carnage: Swallowing the Past.

 

The film which is written and directed by the comedian Simon Amstell (‘Grandma’s House’ and ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’), stars Martin Freeman.

 

'Carnage' is due for transmission in April 2017 on the BBC iPlayer. Dave will be appearing as Paul Monkhouse.

Press Release

Once A Catholic

Kimberley Knight will be appearing as Mary Hennessy in Mary O'Malley's 'Once A Catholic', Directed by Lucia Cox.

Sarah starts filming 'Angel'...

Sarah Burrill starts filming a new short film in Yorkshire. Directed by Nick Wild, 'Angel' is a comedy which stars Vic Reeves and Jane Horrocks...

ALRA strikes pioneering in-house agency deal with Cartwright Higgins Management

Cartwright Higgins Management announced their new partnership with ALRA.

"The tie-up will give Cartwright Higgins Management a desk within ALRA’s offices, giving students access to castings and professional advice. 

 

ALRA claimed it was the first “direct collaboration of a professional agency with an established drama school”. The school has campuses in both London and Wigan. 

 

Students will have access to career guidance, help with contracts and can drop in to speak with the agency for advice."

The Stage - Press Release

April in Paris

Sarah Burrill has been cast as Bet in the UK Tour of John Godber's comedy classic, April in Paris.

Coronation Street

Lauren Dickenson is about to film scenes on the world's longest-running soap, Coronation Street.

Gary Clarke's Coal Tour

Pegeen Murphy recently appeared in Gary Clarke's 'Coal' tour at the Contact Theatre, Manchester.

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