Dear Supporters of Talking Pictures TV and Renown Pictures,
We bring you our famous four week only sale where nearly all of the Renown box sets are Buy One Get One Free! The sale will run till October 1st so it’s a great opportunity to stock up for Christmas presents and finish off your collections. That’s any TWO Renown box sets for just £20 with FREE UK postage – do be quick! You don’t just have to order 2, you can order as many times as you like!
It’s been another great month on Talking Pictures TV and September brings a wealth of gems from the dusty TV and film archives. Ground breaking when first broadcast, the series Widows, Special Branch and Shadows Of Fear are all coming to your screens and for the film fans this month we will be broadcasting This Sporting Life, with Richard Harris and Rachel Roberts; On The Fiddle an early Sean Connery, the film in which he was spotted for the Bond role; the film version of The Jungle Book from 1942 and Sky West & Crooked – John Mills directed daughter Hayley and Ian McShane in this beautiful film. For those of you who couldn’t make the St Albans Festival of Film last March we have put the wonderful interview with dear Craig Douglas on the air for your enjoyment on Thurs 5th Sept 19 at 10:25am.
The Stockport Festival of Film is now just weeks away – we can’t wait to meet so many of you who will be joining us for a fun, full day and thank you to all of you who are making very long journeys to be there with us.
I have finally convinced Noel to start sharing some of his memories of working in the industry for 50 something years, scroll down to see part one, his first day at Rank, below, we hope you enjoy his reminiscences as much as we do.
The wonderful Patricia Dainton is a dear friend and great supporter and we have finally managed to license her favourite film The Dancing Years, currently screening on Talking Pictures TV, at a special price on DVD for you all. There are lots of new DVD releases from The British Film Institute and Strawberry this month, meanwhile we are working hard behind the scenes on our Crime Collection Volume Five which will be released next month, with subtitles.
In just a few days time we will be filming with a great supporter and fan of Talking Pictures TV, the very lovely Paul O’Grady. Paul was a close friend of dear Dora Bryan and together we are curating a Dora Bryan Day – this will be on your screens in October so keep an eye on your newsletters for further announcements.
Tickets are now on sale for our next Film Festival at St Albans on Sunday 22nd March 2020; do make sure you buy a ticket, they make ideal gifts for film fans! It’s always great to meet so many of you in person.
Thanks as always for your continued support – do keep spreading the word!