P301 Teletext 301 Oct27 21:12:38       ———————————————————————————————  TV POLITICS PUTS NAIL OFF ACTING Jimmy Nail has revealed he is planning to quit acting because he is fed up of behind-the-scenes TV politics. The Auf Wiedersehen, Pet star, who releases autobiography A Northern Soul next week, claims a new series he is developing for BBC1 will be his last. "I don't know what the future holds, but it won't involve acting," he writes in the book. "The politics are just plain horrible." ——————————————————————————————————1/4—— by Katy Palmer NORTON LOANS SEE p615 Daltrey Letters Events Hols help
P301 Teletext 301 Oct27 21:12:53       ———————————————————————————————  TV POLITICS PUTS NAIL OFF ACTING Geordie actor Jimmy Nail says he fell into acting by accident and has no qualms about quitting for good. "I became an actor by accident and have no great passion for it," he writes in his autobiography, out November 4. "I'm working on a new BBC1 drama series which will keep me busy for a year. "Eventually, it'll peter out but that's just fine by me. I'd like to do a stage musical at some point but that's about it." ——————————————————————————————————2/4—— TV Plus news/interviews 130 Get EMBRACE & other tickets Ticketmaster 0870 4000771 or p646 Daltrey Letters Events Hols help
P301 Teletext 301 Oct27 21:12:08       ———————————————————————————————  TV POLITICS PUTS NAIL OFF ACTING Jimmy Nail says one of his biggest regrets is spending so much time drunk. The actor gave up alcohol in 1987 and has been on the wagon ever since. "If I could change anything, I'd keep a civil tongue and wouldn't drink," he says in his memoir. "All those wasted hours, days and years, spent propping up bars causing a disturbance, would instead be spent sober. I'd fill my head with as much learning as I could take on board." ——————————————————————————————————3/4—— Winter adventure holidays 172 ITV1 One.Tel Broadband & All UK Calls just £29.99 pm - see ITV1 p385 Daltrey Letters Events Hols help
P301 Teletext 301 Oct27 21:11:23       ———————————————————————————————  TV POLITICS PUTS NAIL OFF ACTING Jimmy Nail says he and Geordie pal Sting swapped notes about writing their autobiographies. "I asked Sting how he felt about getting to the end of his book and he said 'depressed'." writes Nail. "I was going through the same downer. "All the bad stuff you've buried, has to be dredged up and dealt with. It's impossible to avoid a sense of the best things being over and gone." ——————————————————————————————————4/4—— Destination - Prague 173 ITV1 ON THE BIG SCREEN p310 C4 Daltrey Letters Events Hols help