Dear Supporters of Film and TV History,
We are excited to announce that our first confirmed guest for Stockport on Sunday October 10th is the lovely
Amanda Barrie, Carry On star and TV soap queen, with many film & TV appearances; you may have seen her on TPTV in What a Whopper, I’ve Gotta Horse, Doctor in Distress and A Pair of Briefs, among others. We are delighted to tell you that our hosts for the day will be Frazer Hines & Jenny Hanley. The day before, at the Savoy Cinema in Heaton Moor, our Saturday Morning Pictures show will be great fun for all you kids aged 50+! Tickets include a breakfast roll, tea/coffee, free popcorn and a limited edition enamel badge. There will be prizes, a great line up of films & shorts on screen and audience participation. We are also looking forward to meeting our fellow film boffins at the Savoy for a quiz with afternoon tea. To those of you who have booked places for these events, tickets with information packs will be dispatched in August as ‘happy days are here again’ to quote dear Betty Driver! If you haven’t booked yet, grab your tickets quick – more details below. We can’t wait to see you all again!
This month we are proud to present the latest in our Crime Collection series, Volume 8. This includes 11 rare and previously lost films, such as The Girl on the Pier with Veronica Hurst; the once lost short, Vacant Possession with Brian Murphy; and Sid James & Bonar Colleano in Escape by Night. Our £20 combined offer this month features Petula Clark CBE, on CD and DVD in Don’t Ever Leave Me, (appearing with Jimmy Hanley). Also in this month’s magazine, music CD Twang covers the ‘golden age’ of British guitar-led bands and Kenny Lynch OBE features in a CD which covers his early career. A book on Sir Tommy Steele OBE showcases one of Britain’s greatest entertainers. West Yorkshire Cinemas & Theatres is a nostalgic book about a bygone age. For fans of action adventure, we have a box set of Doug McClure’s best-loved films. If you are interested in war history, you will enjoy The Blitz, an 80th anniversary box set. WWII nostalgia also to be enjoyed with Tawny Pipit on DVD. Fans of Softly Softly will appreciate Task Force Series 2 7-DVD box set. Volume 4 of Look at Life looks at Sport and for those who remember the Doomwatch series we have a 7-Disc box set. Vintage train enthusiasts will love the box set on famous steam trains.
We hope you find something you like; of course, you are under no obligation to buy anything, but printing and posting costs have risen so much that if you don’t buy anything in 12 months, I’m afraid the computer does remove your address from our database of club members.
This month’s premieres include Band Waggon with Arthur Askey, The Blind Goddess with Eric Portman; and David Tomlinson & Cecil Parker in The Chiltern Hundreds.
We have begun filming two exciting new series with Caroline Munro, (English actress, model & singer); and Mike Read, (disc jockey, writer and television presenter). More details to follow.
Our new sponsors Backwaters Tours have made a generous offer of £50 off any booking on one of their small waterways cruises for TPTV viewers, see below.
We hope you all saw our article in the Radio Times. We were delighted to receive a visit from them and printed part of the interview can be seen below.
Take care & enjoy the summer, (rain or shine!),