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Forum: Broadcasting 21-08-2015, 12:34
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By BritFlicks1
Too many crime dramas coming up on TV at the moment

I know they are very popular and I'm not saying get rid of them altogether, but surely I can't be alone in feeling there are too many crime dramas on TV.

Today the BBC has announced One Of Us, a...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 10-08-2015, 21:50
Replies: 26
Views: 3,096
Posted By BritFlicks1
Not surprised. It was pathetic.

Not surprised. It was pathetic.
Forum: Soaps 03-07-2015, 21:16
Replies: 27
Views: 1,618
Posted By BritFlicks1
Coronation Street: Jean Alexander played a...

Coronation Street:

Jean Alexander played a landlady in 1962, two years before becoming a regular as Hilda Ogden.

Bill Waddington played several characters on the Street before becoming Percy...
Forum: Soaps 22-06-2015, 20:39
Replies: 33
Views: 1,845
Posted By BritFlicks1
Phyllis's chasing after Percy was brilliant...

Phyllis's chasing after Percy was brilliant comedy. They don't have comedy like that anymore. Blanche was the last of the funny ones, in my view.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 22-06-2015, 20:32
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By BritFlicks1
It is coming back next year. A new family is...

It is coming back next year. A new family is joining. Joan Collins will be back and there's a guest appearance by Roy Hudd.
Forum: Showbiz 10-06-2015, 16:15
Replies: 13
Views: 1,449
Posted By BritFlicks1
Marguerite Patten has died at the age of 99.

One of the first, if not the first, TV cook, she preceded even Fanny Cradock by a number of years. A wartime home economist before radio and TV food shows, chefs from Nigel Slater to Jamie Oliver...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 06-06-2015, 21:52
Replies: 2,983
Views: 241,953
Posted By BritFlicks1
Yet in a lot of Joan's early films she is very...

Yet in a lot of Joan's early films she is very glamorous indeed - The Belles of St. Trinians springs to mind.

She is very attractive in a lot of the early Carry Ons, but her characters aren't dumb...
Forum: Soaps 17-05-2015, 23:43
Replies: 42
Views: 3,862
Posted By BritFlicks1
June says the year before she joined EastEnders...

June says the year before she joined EastEnders work was so scarce she went to sign on the dole, then along came the part of Dot.

I'm still surprised at her poor financial situation. If she can't...
Forum: Showbiz 29-04-2015, 21:55
Replies: 253
Views: 41,879
Posted By BritFlicks1
Paul O'Grady hasn't forgotten his working-class...

Paul O'Grady hasn't forgotten his working-class roots, unlike a lot of celebrities who grew up with nothing and voted Tory as soon as they made a few bob.
Forum: Showbiz 21-04-2015, 21:49
Replies: 25
Views: 4,322
Posted By BritFlicks1
For anyone who might be interested - a short clip...

For anyone who might be interested - a short clip of Angela Baddeley (Mrs Bridges) talking to Roy Plomley on Desert Island Discs in December 1974.

They mostly talk about her theatre career but...
Forum: Showbiz 19-04-2015, 23:32
Replies: 25
Views: 4,322
Posted By BritFlicks1
In the theatre Hermione was a star in revues....

In the theatre Hermione was a star in revues. Angela did Shakespeare and the classics. Angela didn't do many films, unlike Hermione.
Forum: Showbiz 17-04-2015, 18:14
Replies: 25
Views: 4,322
Posted By BritFlicks1
Eileen Atkins left the Upstairs Downstairs remake...

Eileen Atkins left the Upstairs Downstairs remake because she wasn't happy with the quality of the scripts.

Jean Marsh had a stroke and mild heart attack so only appeared in two scenes of series two.
Forum: Showbiz 09-04-2015, 00:30
Replies: 15
Views: 4,097
Posted By BritFlicks1
She does mostly plays now. Her last TV job was...

She does mostly plays now. Her last TV job was Doctor Who in 2008 and she did Strictly in 2010.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 08-04-2015, 21:59
Replies: 2,983
Views: 241,953
Posted By BritFlicks1
Joan was supposed to be in Carry On Cruising but...

Joan was supposed to be in Carry On Cruising but wasn't very well so Dilys Laye was brought in to replace her.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 08-04-2015, 21:50
Replies: 536
Views: 30,247
Posted By BritFlicks1
I also enjoyed Our Zoo and it was a pity the BBC...

I also enjoyed Our Zoo and it was a pity the BBC decided to axe it after just one series.

I also enjoyed Happy Valley. Sarah Lancashire was fantastic in that. I'd like to see her get the BAFTA. Toby...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 04-04-2015, 01:07
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By BritFlicks1
Does anyone know when the BAFTA TV Award...

Does anyone know when the BAFTA TV Award nominations are announced?
Forum: TV Shows: UK 27-03-2015, 22:52
Replies: 2,983
Views: 241,953
Posted By BritFlicks1
She had problems with alcoholism and periods of...

She had problems with alcoholism and periods of depression and loneliness. Between 1979 and 1981 she lost her agent and mentor Peter Eade, her best friend Hattie Jacques and her mother. In 1982 she...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 21-03-2015, 11:25
Replies: 2,983
Views: 241,953
Posted By BritFlicks1
There was a biography recently published about...

There was a biography recently published about her, Too Happy a Face, by Andrew Ross.

An under-appreciated actress if ever there was one.
Forum: Showbiz 27-02-2015, 23:56
Replies: 29
Views: 2,290
Posted By BritFlicks1
I've always liked her. She seems like a lot of...

I've always liked her. She seems like a lot of fun and has had a great career.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 22-02-2015, 23:27
Replies: 76
Views: 4,882
Posted By BritFlicks1
I don't mind Celia Imrie appearing in lots of...

I don't mind Celia Imrie appearing in lots of films and TV shows because I'm a huge fan of hers.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 22-02-2015, 23:17
Replies: 43
Views: 3,273
Posted By BritFlicks1
Roald Dahl must've been remembering his awful...

Roald Dahl must've been remembering his awful schooldays when he wrote The Galloping Foxley. That's the one I remember most.
Forum: Soaps 08-02-2015, 22:33
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By BritFlicks1
I never liked her character, to be honest, and...

I never liked her character, to be honest, and feel the Masoods have had their day.
Forum: Showbiz 08-02-2015, 14:40
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By BritFlicks1
Sir Michael Gambon retires from the stage due to memory problems

Veteran actor Sir Michael Gambon has taken the 'heartbreaking decision' to quit his stage career because he can't remember his lines.

The 74-year-old, who is best known for playing Albus Dumbledore...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-02-2015, 23:03
Replies: 14
Views: 1,062
Posted By BritFlicks1
My pleasure. I am a big fan of hers too. In fact...

My pleasure. I am a big fan of hers too. In fact I adore her!
Forum: Showbiz 07-02-2015, 21:41
Replies: 5,146
Views: 2,800,763
Posted By BritFlicks1
Martine McCutcheon will be lucky to get stage...

Martine McCutcheon will be lucky to get stage work again after her behaviour when she was in My Fair Lady. No wonder Jonathan Pryce was exasperated by her She missed so many shows her understudy...
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