Dear Supporters of Talking Pictures TV and Renown Pictures,
Thank you once again to all of you who joined us at Stockport Plaza last month – what a day it was! We were so pleased to receive so many lovely letters from those who attended the festival, thank you all! We have put a couple on here which sum up the day.
There is a distinctively festive feeling to the newsletter this month – it’s not too early to be thinking about Christmas now! We are delighted to bring to you on DVD for the VERY first time, a much loved British Christmas film from the 1960s, ‘The Christmas Tree’. A charming, heart-warming reminder of bygone Christmases with a host of British stars, set in England during the Sixties, available with optional subtitles for those who like them. Also included on the disc are some wonderful Christmas GLIMPSES to enjoy, to get us all into the festive spirit, including an Australian Christmas in 1947; British Christmases from the 1950s, with shop window displays and lights; and a charming festive overseas short from Sweden, with a snowy village, candlelight and a children’s choir.
Marty Wilde MBE, who was a fantastic guest at our festival in March, has released his long awaited album ‘Dreamboats and Petticoats: The Very Best of Marty Wilde’ which we are proud to be stocking, along with some great Christmas gift ideas for the film lovers in your lives. Our exclusive interview with Marty will be broadcast on Nov 21st at 4.30pm.
Another musical icon, the ‘English Elvis’ Terry Dene, who was a guest at the Stockport Festival of Film, is featured on page 5, in a fantastic art print produced by the talented Odysseas of Art & Hue. We presented a print to Terry at the Festival and he was delighted!
Tickets for our event in St Albans on 22nd March 2020 are now more than half sold out, so do grab yours quick. There will be more information on the guests and itinerary in the December newsletter, but I can tell you we will be showing a LOST British feature film and there are more super stars lined up, so this is not one to miss!
We are also delighted to be bringing Catweazle, starring the wonderful Geoffrey Bayldon, back to British TV screens, plus a whole host of premieres this month including: Plenty with Meryl Streep, Hue & Cry with Alastair Sim; Private’s Progress with Ian Carmichael, Simone Signoret in Against the Wind and sixties musical Catch Us If You Can featuring the Dave Clark 5. There is a special day of Remembrance on November 11th. Another new series to look out for is the haunting Mystery and Imagination as well as the popular private detective series Hazell, starring Nicholas Ball. We are happy to hear that the Imperial War Museums short films have been enjoyed by you all, more are coming to your screens in November and December – you will find the November screenings as you scroll down.
Talking Pictures TV is now ranked channel number 25 in the list of the nation’s most watched TV channels – out of approximately 200! Thanks to you all for spreading the word and supporting the channel, you are all part of our mission to keep Film & TV History alive.
I do hope you enjoy reading the newsletter, we try to put a lot of variety into it in the hope that there is something of interest for everyone. Until next month, keep on spreading the word!
Very best wishes, Sarah, Noel, and Neill
Terry Dene Pop Art Print A3 or A4
A4 £20 including signed for postage to order click HERE
A3 £35 including signed for postage to order click HERE
We are thrilled to be able to bring fans of Terry Dene and British Rock’n’Roll this stylish pop art print by Odysseas from Art & Hue. Terry was one of Britain’s first Rock’n’Roll stars. Regarded at the time as Britain’s answer to Elvis, he performed in Soho’s 2 i’s Coffee Bar, the famous ground-breaking venue for new skiffle & rock musicians, where Adam Faith, Tommy Steele OBE and Sir Cliff Richard also appeared. Following chart success with a series of hits, Terry starred in the 1958 film “The Golden Disc”. Still active and recording today, Terry was presented with a copy of this print at the 6th Renown/Talking Pictures Film Festival in Stockport.
Unframed art giclée print, printed on 310gsm fine art museum-quality matte paper, made from 100% cotton, using archival pigment inks for longevity.
Available in two sizes – choose your preferred colour from 18 options, see chart below. The unframed prints come in two sizes that fit widely-available picture frames from stores such as John Lewis, Habitat and Frame, as well as independent framers and home stores.
A3: 297 x 420 mm (11.7″ x 16.5″)
A4: 210 x 297 mm (8.3″ x 11.7″)
A4 packed in a flat envelope, A3 in a tube.
All the prints will be shipped direct from the artist and are made to order in the size and colour chosen, they are therefore non-returnable and non-refundable.
Prints are posted 1st and 2nd Class Signed For (recorded delivery) respectively and a signature is required to confirm delivery. Prints are usually posted within three working days of receiving payment, to allow printing and drying time, but UK customers should allow up to seven working days for items to arrive. All art is printed to order. Orders to destinations outside the UK will take longer.
PLEASE SPECIFY REQUIRED COLOUR IN THE COMMENTS BOX
or email the renown team: [email protected]
Colour Options: Red, Yellow, Stone, Mint, Verdigris, Emerald, Aqua, Cyan, Sky, Purple, Lilac, Blush, Think Pink, Fuchsia, Cobalt, Coral, Copper, Grey