LONDON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- BBC America is marking the 40th anniversary of the global tour of the original The Rocky Horror Show by broadcasting a new, 2-hour gala performance of the cult classic.
To air Oct. 18, the program at London's Playhouse Theatre features original show creator Richard O'Brien as The Narrator, as well as Guest Narrators Stephen Fry, Anthony Head, Adrian Edmondson, Emma Bunton and Mel Giedroyc. An encore midnight screening of the show also will follow a full day of Doctor Who-lloween programming on Oct. 31.
"The Rocky Horror Show is a piece of our collective, pop-culture consciousness," Sarah Barnett, the network's president and general manager, said in a statement. "Daring, fun and funny, unabashed and wildly entertaining, we think this brilliant, new version of Rocky Horror will be embraced by our fans in the lead up to Halloween."
"I'm still in awe at the popularity of the show," added O'Brien. "I wrote something I thought I might like to go see and it's now lived successfully for more than 40 years in theaters around the world. Jumping on stage to bring the original show back to life has been an amazing experience. I hope audiences continue to have as much fun with it as I am."
The science-fiction-tinged, rock 'n' roll musical was adapted as a 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, starring O'Brien in the role of Riff Raff, Susan Sarandon as Janet, Barry Bostwick as Brad and Tim Curry as Dr. Frank-N-Furter. The soundtrack featured the fan-favorite songs "The Time Warp," "Sweet Transvestite" and "Dammit, Janet."
Midnight screenings of the movie -- for which audience members dress as Rocky Horror characters and recite well-known lines of dialogue -- remain popular decades after its release.
TORONTO, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Sandra Bullock recently expressed concern for son Louis to Glamour magazine.
The 51-year-old actress opened up about the 5-year-old for the publication's November issue. Bullock adopted Louis, who is African-American, from New Orleans in 2010, and shared her fears given today's racial climate in the interview.
"You see how far we've come in civil rights -- and where we've gotten back to now," she said. "I want my son to be safe. I want my son to be judged for the man he is. We are at the point now where if we don't do something, we will have destroyed what so many amazing people have done."
"You look at women's rights; it's turning into a mad, mad world out there," she added. "But sometimes it needs to get really loud for people to say, 'I can't unsee this.' If I could ride in a bubble with him for the rest of his life, I would. But I can't."
Bullock and then-husband Jesse James were on track to adopt Louis when they separated in spring 2010 following word of James' infidelity. The couple divorced in June of that year, but the actress proceeded with the adoption as a single parent.
"People go, 'Your adopted son,' and I go, 'Please don't say that. He is my son,'" she told Entertainment Tonight in June. "I think times are changing. I know there's a lot of ignorance and a lot of people just need time to catch up ... I look at the love that I have and I just wish for you that you can have that love, too."
New reports claim Bullock recently adopted a baby girl, and sources told Radar Online the star's new boyfriend, photographer Bryan Randall, will help care for the child. The pair looked the happy couple when they were photographed laughing together last week.