Dear Supporters of Film and TV History,
Hoping you are all well. We have a host of British premieres coming to the channel over the summer, including an early Diana Dors film, Last Page; also Assassin for Hire with Martin Benson, Sydney Tafler & Katharine Blake; Murder By Proxy with Alfie Bass, Dane Clark & Belinda Lee and Confession with Patrick Allen & John Bentley. More good news – Kessler is on its way when Secret Army comes to an end, I know that news will please a lot of you!
We are very excited to bring the lost film Live Now, Pay Later! to DVD with optional subtitles for the very first time for you all. One of my favourite Ian Hendry films, this was found after a lot of ‘Footage Detective’ hunting and appears to be the only physical film material left in existence. Enjoy Ian at his best, playing a smooth-talking door-to-door salesman, seducing his female customers in order to persuade them to buy on credit. June Ritchie and John Gregson also star and look out for Peter Bowles in his first film role!
We have very exciting news about our event at the beautiful Art Deco Regent Cinema on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th July 2022. This is your LAST CHANCE for tickets and to join us in being a part of something very special. The wonderful Sarah Miles (Lady Caroline Lamb, Ryan’s Daughter, The Servant, The Hireling, Steaming and White Mischief) has agreed to come and discuss her career on stage. This will be her first public interview for quite some time and we are overjoyed! Martin Clunes OBE will also be joining us on stage to talk about his father, Alec Clunes and his uncle, Jeremy Brett, as well as a little chat about his own career. We have also found a LOST film of his father’s, which we will be showing on the big screen, together with some 35mm film treats. Trips to the projectionist’s box will also be available for a small fee paid directly to the cinema. So much to look forward to, so do think about joining us, lots of accommodation in Bournemouth which is only a short drive away and Christchurch itself is a lovely place to spend a weekend! Mike Read and Noel will stage a LIVE Footage Detectives; vocalist Glynis Kester-Page entertains us; PLUS quizzes and stalls! Call us now for tickets to this wonderful event… Talking of events, more good news: we are delighted to announce we will be at the Plaza Cinema, Crosby, Liverpool on Sunday 9th October 2022 for a whole day of shorts, films and celebrity guest stars. A bit of music and a LOT of fun in this stunning cinema that opened its doors in 1939, (in fact they also closed the doors the same day, as war broke out). Tickets are limited and are just £30 for the WHOLE day – that’s 9 hours of entertainment! Do get your name down quick if you would like to join us. It’s a remarkable venue where Tommy Handley, Arthur Askey, Charlie Chester and Hilda Baker performed live variety. More info next month, but do get your ticket quick, you won’t be disappointed! Phone us now on 0808 178 8212.
So pleased you are all enjoying The Footage Detectives, it’s a series I am immensely proud of creating and we have a lot of fun making it, so do keep those reels coming. Please, as life gets even more back to ‘normal,’ keep on spreading the word about the channel, it really helps. More audiences means we can buy more film rights for you to enjoy AND keep on subtitling!
Till next month a HUGE thank you from us three in the projectionist’s box for all your cards, calls and messages as we celebrated our 7th year of broadcasting, we all had a pot of tea and a cream bun to celebrate! While watching TPTV of course!