P107 Teletext 107 Nov 6 21:00:10   TO    ————————————————————————————————  —— MICHAEL STARKE   To Brookside viewers, he is  loveable but ill-fated Sinbad,  who craves a family but always  blows his chances of settling down. Burly actor Michael Starke shares the cheery countenance of his on-screen role, but there the similarities end. Michael is a happily married man with two daughters. And if money was not a problem, he'd take them to a faraway island to see in the new Millennium. ——————————————————————————————————1/7—— by Jonathan Donald ANY PURPOSE LOANS - SEE PAGE 627 OR CALL WILMSLOW FREE ON 0800 269315 Party Tim Brit best News 2000 Total Ent
P107 Teletext 107 Nov 6 21:04:00   TO    ————————————————————————————————  —— MICHAEL STARKE   "I would love to see in the new  Millennium somewhere like Fiji,"  says Michael Starke, wed to Lynn  with kids Jamie, 12, and Hayley, 10. But while his Brookside role Sinbad enjoys a tipple, Michael, 40, will not be getting stuck into the booze. "Contrary to public perception, I'm not a big drinker," says portly Michael. "I will probably just share a coke with the kids and the wife.! ——————————————————————————————————2/7—— WIN a camcorder 108 WIN INSTANT CASH p622 Party Tim Brit best News 2000 Total Ent
P107 Teletext 107 Nov 6 21:00:01   TO    ————————————————————————————————  —— MICHAEL STARKE   Brookside star Michael Starke,  who plays Sinbad Sweeney, talks  of spending the Millennium's Eve  in Fiji, but he admits it's a dream. "I'll probably spend it in Liverpool," says Michael, who has lived most of his life in the city's Halewood area. "If you go down by the docks, they've got everything and hopefully there will be some kind of celebration going on that I can get involved in. ——————————————————————————————————3/7—— Win a camcorder 108 FAST DIRECT LOANS SEE PAGE 615 Party Tim Brit best News 2000 Total Ent
P107 Teletext 107 Nov 6 21:01:14   TO    ————————————————————————————————  —— MICHAEL STARKE   Leaving Channel 4 soap opera  Brookside by the turn of the new  Millennium is the aim of Michael  Starke, who plays Sinbad. "I've been on the show a long time and it's got to the stage where I'd like to do something else," he says. Michael joined the show 10 years ago, after being spotted by top TV writer Jimmy McGovern in a play. "I finally signed off the dole," recalls Michael. ——————————————————————————————————4/7—— Encyclopedia CD-Rom comp >>> LATEST MILLENNIUM NEWS p106 Party Tim Brit best News 2000 Total Ent
P107 Teletext 107 Nov 6 21:04:15   TO    ————————————————————————————————  —— MICHAEL STARKE   Rotund actor Michael Starke spent  years in theatre before joining  Brookside as Sinbad, and that is  where he would like to return in 2000. "I'd love to do Shakespeare," reveals the star. "I'd love to do something I could really get my teeth into and use to recharge my batteries. "The hours on Brookside are tough, working 8am to 8pm. All I seem to do is go home and learn my lines." ——————————————————————————————————5/7—— Encyclopedia CD-Rom comp >>> WIN A CAMCORDER p108 Party Tim Brit best News 2000 Total Ent
P107 Teletext 107 Nov 6 21:00:02   TO    ————————————————————————————————  —— MICHAEL STARKE   Failing a return to the theatre,  Brookside actor Michael Starke,  who plays Sinbad, dreams of a  singing career in the next Millennium. "I'd love to be an opera singer," he enthuses. "Some people may call me a fiver - but I'm actually a tenor! "Why not? I have the same build as Pavarotti. Actually, I used to do stage musicals, I can sing all sorts of stuff. I have a beautiful voice.! ——————————————————————————————————6/7—— Encyclopedia CD-Rom comp >>> WILD WEBSITES ON THE NET p109 Party Tim Brit best News 2000 Total Ent
P107 Teletext 107 Nov 6 21:00:11   TO    ————————————————————————————————  —— MICHAEL STARKE   Actor Michael Starke will be part  of a Brookside five-night special  next week. ———————————— COMPETITION —————————————— WIN BRITANNICA ENCYCLOPEDIA CD-ROM Britannica CD 99 Multimedia Edition was released this month and is available in many retail outlets. We are are giving away six copies of the CD-Rom and for your chance to win one just answer this question: What's the capital of Turkey? a) Ankara b) Athens To enter call 0906 688 8901 now ——————————————————————————————————7/7—— T+ All calls co3t 25p Competition closes midnight Nov 10 6 winners selected at random Nov 11 Party Tim Brit best News 2000 Total Ent