Dear Supporters of Film and TV History,
At last, we can finally announce that tickets are now on sale for our 8th Festival of Film/Road Show on Sunday 10th October 2021, 11am-7pm at the iconic Plaza, Stockport.
We also have a special event planned on Saturday 9th at the beautiful Savoy Cinema, just around the corner at Heaton Moor. The Savoy is very much like ‘The Bijou’ from The Smallest Show on Earth, (without all the problems!), so we decided to hold a proper Saturday Morning Pictures Show on Saturday 9th October 2021 from 9am-12pm – bring your pop guns and wear your badges! There will be a special guest and a separate Film Quiz with Afternoon Tea in the afternoon from 1-4pm. It will be a smaller event than The Plaza on the Sunday so get your tickets quick! There’s not many seats available at The Savoy. If you have specific seating requests for ANY EVENT, then call us to book your tickets rather than online or on the order form. When booked we will send you a fact sheet on parking and hotels etc. Exciting times – we’ve got some great guests lined up for this year!
For those of you who have tickets already from last year – we will post out your new packs as soon as we can. At last we can all have a get together to look forward to!
This month there’s something very special for Gracie Fields fans, a limited edition necklace with her autograph, and TWO DVDs for just £20. Also a superb new box set of Sam Peckinpah’s series The Westerner – now available on DVD for the very first time, fully restored with optional subtitles for those who need it. With great stories and exceptional cameos, it’s a release a lot of you have been asking for for many years, so you can create your own saloon bar with Dave ‘the drifter’ anytime you like! Good news for Gideon’s Way fans too – the box set is now back in stock. There’s something for everyone this month in our newsletter: a Shane Fenton CD; Look At Life; a special DVD for all you cool kids of the 60s – watch your favourites LIVE in your living room with our Sounds of the 60s DVD set– just £25 for 5 DVDs full of The Kinks, the Small Faces, Lulu, Cilla, Sandie Shaw and many more. Also we have a suberb Music Hall CD Box Set for fans of the ‘Old Time Music Hall’; The Pathfinders for fans of the wartime air pilot TV series; a brand new book on dear David Tomlinson and some very special Limited Edition Cards to pop in the post and remind your friends what’s on Talking Pictures TV this month and give them something to smile about!
Lots of premieres on the channel as always: The Singer Not the Song with Dirk Bogarde and John Mills; Will Hay in Ask a Policeman; two war comedies: Q Planes with Ralph Richardson, Laurence Olivier & Valerie Hobson and Appointment with Venus with David Niven & Glynis Johns. Jean Simmons and Derrick De Marney star in Uncle Silas; Glynis Johns appears again in The Beachcomber with Robert Newton and Patricia Roc stars with Will Fyffe and Maxwell Reed in The Brothers. Don’t miss Kirk Douglas in The Fury and Bette Davis in Hush… Hush Sweet Charlotte.
Finally, good news for Laurel and Hardy fans – coming soon, so boiled eggs and nuts to you all (!) and a thank you for your support and the kind words that arrive in the office via phone or post.