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Not on Talking Pictures, but on one of the other old TV channels........   The other day I was watching an old episode of Last of the Summer Wine, from around 1977-78. It was always billed a

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One of my favourite programmes of all time,,.......thought it was nice but at the same time sad that,,,Bill Owen and Peter Sallis decided and are buried in Holmfirth...............i worked in the Coop

Fascinating read about Talking Pics.  Thanks Kev.

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If you missed the first one last week, Talking Pictures have started showing episodes of the old TV series 'Budgie' with Adam Faith. I watched it back in the day and was a big fan. I caught the first episode last week and it had stood the test of time better than many things from that era. Highlight of each episode was often Ian Cutherbertson as Charlie Endall.......and I used to really fancy Budgie's girlfriend Hazel (Lynn Dalby).

 

It's on Tuesdays at 9pm until further notice.

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Watched it, last week's had at least four, what would be considered un-pc moments in the first fifteen minutes!

Tonight's wasn't much better, refreshing to see a programme broadcast without those silly warnings.

Best bit..Big Rock Candy Mountain, at the end..

 

 

 

 

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Watching the ''Rat Race''' 1960''''Tony Curtis and Debbie Reynolds.........some lookers the pair of em...............good film....even features Tony Curtis as a musican Sax player...........sits on a bar stool by hisself having a beer........features a bit of slow dancing in one of my favourite places '''''a seedy bar ''''  with a 4 piece band''''''''''happy ending of course  Tony and Debbie go off together....they dont make films like this anymore........lips0

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He was a saxophone player in Some Like It Hot. Love that film. Jack Lemmon in drag. He did his own female voice. Curtis couldn't do it and had to be dubbed. Could watch Jack Lemmon in anything, especially with Walter Matthau.

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Jill have you seen the film "Days of Wine and Roses" Jack Lemmon was in this.

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Watched ''''Poor Cow'''' early hours this morning'''.........sad but so true to life for the 60s......poor housing..no money.....men treating their women badly (many not all)........lots of down to earth factoy girls talking real stuff for the time,,,,,thought Carol White was brilliant in it........what a sad real life she had and died i think in her 40s....also thought John Binden did well...hard man villian in real life..also died young.......

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I  didn't realised Carol White hadn't had a happy life.     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_White

 

I like those kind of films from that era. Others I've seen recently include Sparrows can't sing and Billy Liar. When I watch them I find myself thinking this is what the world looked like when I was at infants/junior school.

 

 

 

 

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Watched ''Play it cool''1962 the other night starring 'Billy Fury.''

He sang some great stuff......dead smart suit collar and Tie...a right good looking bloke...,,,BUT he could.nt Act......neither could

Helen Shapiro  Alvin Stardust or Bobby Vee......but enjoyed the Music

 

Last night watched Craig Douglas in a film,,,,he was an old favourite of mine...'''Pretty blue Eyes''' 1960 remember that? Used to play it in my Bedroom so that Christine 4 doors away''' could hear it....Dad played Hell   lol

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The Beatles with 'Hard Days Night' had a massive impact on the world of pop music films. That film still stands up well 55 years after it was made, partly because it's roughly on the same wavelength as the intended audience.

 

Pop music films before then were made by middle-aged, middle-class film executives who thought they knew what the young people wanted. Films like the Billy Fury one (and others I've watched) are fascinating and embarrassing in equal measure because they're an old man's idea of what teenagers wanted.

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Ahh Craig Douglas Ben., Another one of his was "Teenager in love" also "only sixteen".

Once heard Marty Wilde sing teenager in love, he must have been about 46 at the time :Shock: He had daughter Kim by then.

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I was a ‘Teenager in Love’ when those 2 songs were popular- also only sixteen.   Mind you I was nearly always in love with some lad or another when I was a teenager !!

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Live it up,,1963,,can't sleep so watching it,,,Lucille Hewitt Corry sings in it,,what i did find interesting was Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen also featured,, 

     Gave my bed up for him at the "Dolphin Hotel"" in Cleethorpes back in 74 ish,

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This film has a wonderful charm, a bit before my time but recognise the chap from Crackerjack..

 

Was Luicille the neglected lass singing the sombre song?

Given the artists and sound, I'm sure the brilliant Joe Meek must have played a part.

However..best thing musically, Kenny Ball and Gene Vincent...

 

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On 1/3/2021 at 10:33 PM, Cliff Ton said:

The Beatles with 'Hard Days Night' had a massive impact on the world of pop music films

I remember Wilfrid Bramble (old man Steptoe) playing Paul's grandfather.

In a 1999 survey of 1000 people involved in the British Film Industry voted it the 88th of films in the 20th century that were "culturally British"

The top 5 in the survey were 

  1. The Third Man  - 1949
  2. Brief Encounter - 1945 I've never seen or heard of this one
  3. Lawrence of Arabia - 1962
  4. The 39 Steps - 1935
  5. Great Expectations - 1946 Missed this one

The most "modern" one is from 1998

The complete list is here

BFI Top 100 British films - Wikipedia

The 100 Best TV shows are here

BFI TV 100 - Wikipedia

 

What would be yours?

 

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Morning Oz, well it is here!!

The film "Brief Encounter " was a film starring Trevor Howard as a doctor who had a chance meeting with a woman, played by Celia Johnson. She managed to get a bit of coal grit in her eye on the station platform. The doctor removed said bit of coal cinder from her eye while they were in the station buffet. They had a cup of tea while waiting for their respective trains. They met the following day and so it goes. The station used was Carnforth, and they still have the platform clock, seen in the film. Do ya wanna copy??

 

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When me and the wife were first 'Sparking'' we used to copy ''Brief Encounter'' and meet either on Peterborough or Nottingham stations..............

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Four versions were made of "The 39 Steps",

1935...Robert Donat

1959...Kenneth More

1978...Robert Powell

2008...Rupert Penry-Jones.

 

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Film.........''Saturday night and Sunday Morning''

 

TV.........Dads Army''

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I've got into Dad's Army in the last couple of years, it's always being repeated on BBC2.

 

Back at the time, I was aware of it but thought it was 'about old people, for old people'. I now think it's intelligent, clever, and funny.

 

And it hasn't dated through time; it didn't depend on anything fashionable or contemporary.

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