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10 hours ago, Beekay said:

I realise this is a bit late but Albert Finney was dropping off the bus on his way to town opposite at what was hooleys car showroom. It was a city bound bus out of bilborough depot. Could have one of 16,32,30 or 62. Just to throw a bit in, I was an extra in the film, at the opening credits. I earned more in twenty minutes than a weeks work ! B.

Whoops, made a mistake ! After watching the film again,(s.n.s.m) it shows Albert Finney running to JUMP on a city bound bus on derby road. Which is a bit daft really, because having just left his aunt's on willouby street, the next scene Is the bus jump. He must have run all the way up derby road and down the other side. Thing is, it was only going two more stops. B.

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Been down town & picked up a new bluray version in HD of Saturday Night & Sunday Morning for £6 at HMV !

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1 hour ago, catfan said:

Been down town & picked up a new bluray version in HD of Saturday Night & Sunday Morning for £6 at HMV !

We bought the beautiful hardback book about the film when we went to the exhibition at Lakeside a few years ago, a BluRay disc was included.  

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I see Albert Finney has died. He was a good actor, despite sounding more like Len Fairclough in this film.

 

Nottingham accent is not easy. It's not a musical accent like Newcastle, Birmingham or Cornwall and it's defeated many a thespian!

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I saw him in Billy Liar, with Wilfred Pickles as the father,  at the Theatre Royal many years ago. His father criticised his long hair and he replied that he was a trend setter. “You look more like a bloody Irish Setter” his father said!

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Sounds like Wifred Pickles.  :biggrin:   He's been gone a long time now.  I still rember him telling Mabel to "Give 'im the money." on that variety show he used to have.

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On 6/10/2008 at 8:03 PM, Frank said:

I've taken your excellent advice Rob, ( :biggrin: ) but I think the railway stations you refer to are slightly outside of my memory parameters.

Although I was born, at a very early age, in Bulwell, I was 'matured' in Broxtowe.

Most of my childhood trips to Bulwell were for trips to the Lido. The 55 used to pick us up at the bottom of Bradfield Road (a few doors down from our house) and drop us at the top of Camberley Road (the Terminus) - well before the link road to the motorway was 'cut'

A shot in the dark. Frank, if your still on here, can you tell me whereabouts up from 55bus stop you lived ? My missus used to live next to the bus stop, with her front garden next to it. I used to drive buses out of bilborough depot and driven the 55 route many times. Tina used to live there until we married in 1965. Beekay.

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Frank no longer posts on here, haven't seen him anywhere else in years BK.

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Thanks Ayup., I figured it was a wild shot in the dark, but ta for responding. B.

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I can't even recall his last name, it's been so long now, he wanted to move to Florida to start an A/C business, which he had in the UK, but immigration told him he'd need $5 million in the bank before they'd even look at his papers.

 

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So true to life was Sat night/Sunday morning.........what rings true with you blokes from the film in the 60s ?  there were so many things that rang a bell for me,,,

1/ Took a Rachel Roberts look a like up the Castle  (excuse the Pun)

2/ Went fishing with a mate in Wollaton canal,,

3/ Fell down stairs (drunk) in a Pub in Radford...(same Pub i think )

4/ Got beat up by two blokes (sometimes it only took one,,,well mostly actually)

5/ Got in bother over an Air Gun,,,with fat woman neighbour,,,

6/ Had to Scarper,,,before a chap came home on his Combination...

And so much more,,,don't let em grind you down mi-ducks.......great days.........

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The famous line from the film is "Whatever they say I am, that's what I'm not".

 

I wonder if that accurately describes you, Ben ;)

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I thought Alan Sillitoe had written an autobiographical novel. Now we find out it was based on Ben!  Didn't know you'd lived on Norton Street, our Ben!

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My lovely Cousin Carol,,lived on Norton street,, so i did have connections,,

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My maternal gran lived on Norton street, but the other end.

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