May 1, 2014 5:13 am

Thursday, May 1, 2014 on The Morning Show

Director Steven Knight attends the "Locke" Premiere at The Marc Theatre during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2014 in Park City, Utah.

Kim Raff/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival

STEVEN KNIGHT – Director Steven Knight joins the conversation on The Morning Show to talk about the release of his film Locke. The British-American thriller is about a father, Ivan Locke, whose life is changed following a series of events that unravel his family, job and soul. The movie stars Tom Hardy in the main role.

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ROB FORD TAKES LEAVE OF ABSENCE – Rob Ford announced late Wednesday night he is seeking help for substance abuse, even as media reports emerged with new drug and alcohol allegations. Global News city hall reporter Jackson Proskow discusses what this means for Ford’s future and his re-election bid. TORONTO SHOW ONLY

KEVIN DONOVAN – Investigative reporter for the Toronto Star Kevin Donovan joins us in-studio to talk about Mayor Rob Ford’s substance abuse problems and the latest report that he allegedly did cocaine at a Toronto club in March and again in April. The newspaper says the owner of Muzik night club has close ties to Ford. TORONTO SHOW ONLY

ONTARIO BUDGET PREVIEW – Tax hikes on high income earners and smokers to help fund public transit are expected to be a key part of today’s Ontario budget. Global News Queen’s Park reporter Alan Carter gives us a preview of what to expect as the budget is revealed late Thursday afternoon. TORONTO SHOW ONLY

SHARING DANCE DAY – Sharing Dance Day is a free public event encouraging Canadians of all ages to take part in the joy of dance and become united in promoting dance and physical activity. It will take place this Sunday at Yonge-Dundas Square from 2 to 4 p.m.The Sharing Dance Convergence Crew will perform the same dance they will be performing on Sunday. TORONTO SHOW ONLY

RAPTORS PANEL – Our sports panel returns to break down the Toronto Raptors’ latest win in their playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets. The Raptors now lead the best of seven series 3-2 and are one win away from capturing a series win. TORONTO SHOW ONLY

THE LION KING – Patrick r. brown, L. Steven Taylor and Nia Holloway from The Lion King Musical join us to talk about starring in the popular Disney theatre piece. We’ll also challenge the cast with a Disney musical challenge. TORONTO SHOW ONLY

SPRING BEAUTY TRENDS – Beauty expert Bahar Niramwalla returns to talk about the latest spring beauty colour trends. She’ll give us a break down of the best high and low end products that are best for your skin. TORONTO SHOW ONLY

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