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Old 24-06-2013, 13:41
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Remember this fun and bubbly lovely lady? She used to be on Man About the House and was the only reason why I watched it.

I also liked Paula Wilcox and her beautiful almond shaped eyes by Sally for me!
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Old 24-06-2013, 13:44
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I also remember her being in an advert where her boyfriend dumps her and her mother says something along the lines of 'don't worry, he had big ears anyway' but can't for the life of me recall what it was advertising. Anyone?
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Old 24-06-2013, 13:49
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I also remember her being in an advert where her boyfriend dumps her and her mother says something along the lines of 'don't worry, he had big ears anyway' but can't for the life of me recall what it was advertising. Anyone?

It was Bovril.

Here it is

http://www.firstpost.com/topic/perso...E-50289-2.html
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Old 24-06-2013, 14:24
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She was also in the original film of the Railway Children with Jenny Agutter - she plaid Jenny's younger sister despite being actually older then her!
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Old 24-06-2013, 14:36
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She was also in the original film of the Railway Children with Jenny Agutter - she plaid Jenny's younger sister despite being actually older then her!
I read somewhere that inbetween takes she was puffing on a cigarette and driving a sports car

I loved Man About the House as a kid, although most of the jokes went over my head.
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Old 24-06-2013, 14:50
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I read that she thought she was going though the menopause at 46 and went to the doctor...who informer her she was going to have a baby in 12 weeks - shocking!!

I'm reading the novel of the Railway Children at the moment and I can 'hear' Sally's voice whenever I read for Phyllis - she played the character perfectly.
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Old 24-06-2013, 14:53
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She was in 'Straw Dogs' too (the 70s original, not the recent remake)
Unfortunately, gets strangled while canoodling with the village idiot.
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Old 24-06-2013, 14:55
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I read that she thought she was going though the menopause at 46 and went to the doctor...who informer her she was going to have a baby in 12 weeks - shocking!!

I'm reading the novel of the Railway Children at the moment and I can 'hear' Sally's voice whenever I read for Phyllis - she played the character perfectly.
I've just been doing a quick google of her and worked out she had a child at 46, thought I'd got it wrong. Must have been a shock to find that out
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Old 24-06-2013, 15:54
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She was in The Railway Children as well if i recall, loved Man About The House, it was on ITV3 not long back.
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Old 24-06-2013, 15:57
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I had a right big crush on her as a nipper back in the 70s, must admit.

I could never understand why Robin was always sniffing around Chrissy & not her.

(although he apparently rectified that in RL)
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Old 24-06-2013, 16:34
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In real life Richard O'sullivan and Sally Thomsett were dating for a couple of years while starring in Man about the house but yet in the show he wasn't interested once in her!
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Old 24-06-2013, 16:53
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Nowadays Richard O'Sullivan looks like Norris from Coronation Street!
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Old 24-06-2013, 18:31
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Nowadays Richard O'Sullivan looks like Norris from Coronation Street!
It was sad to see him so frail. I liked him in Robin's Nest and Dick Turpin too. He should have gone on to do more prime time tv.
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Old 24-06-2013, 18:38
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She was in The Railway Children as well if i recall, loved Man About The House, it was on ITV3 not long back.
Its still on now, at around 5pm weekdays on ITV3!
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Old 24-06-2013, 18:41
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Is this fake?


https://www.facebook.com/sally.thoms...ocation=stream
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Old 24-06-2013, 20:31
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I think Sally tried to become a star in America in the early 80s, with her millionaire husband bank-rolling it.
Man About The House, like a lot of other Britcoms from the 70s, had gained a following Stateside, so she wanted to try to build on that popularity.
They rented a huge mansion in Beverley Hills and lived the glamorous LA lifestyle.
It didn't go as planned, she couldn't find work, they went broke and returned to blighty a few years later, then got divorced.

She was certainly a bit of a babe back in the day though.
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Old 25-06-2013, 00:35
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I read that she thought she was going though the menopause at 46 and went to the doctor...who informer her she was going to have a baby in 12 weeks - shocking!!

I'm reading the novel of the Railway Children at the moment and I can 'hear' Sally's voice whenever I read for Phyllis - she played the character perfectly.
I remember that. She was interviewed after having her baby and said she was in shock but absolutely delighted.
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Old 25-06-2013, 14:36
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She was in 'Straw Dogs' too (the 70s original, not the recent remake)
Unfortunately, gets strangled while canoodling with the village idiot.
No, that was Susan George.
Edited to say - sorry you are right, she was in it!

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Old 25-06-2013, 22:13
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Its still on now, at around 5pm weekdays on ITV3!
Yeah, i watched todays episode, Mr Roper and his wig
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Old 26-06-2013, 01:06
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In real life Richard O'sullivan and Sally Thomsett were dating for a couple of years while starring in Man about the house but yet in the show he wasn't interested once in her!
O'Sullivan did a web chat a few years back and it was heavily hinted that he "had" both of them (presumably not at the same time). Some wise arse asked him who was better and he just laughed.
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Old 26-06-2013, 01:08
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No, that was Susan George.
Edited to say - sorry you are right, she was in it!
Wearing the shortest mini-skirt known to man.. Thomsett that is. Mind you, having said that, Susan George is in an episode of "Doctor On The Go" and she wears an even shorter one IIRC.
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Old 26-06-2013, 15:36
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I think Sally tried to become a star in America in the early 80s, with her millionaire husband bank-rolling it.
Man About The House, like a lot of other Britcoms from the 70s, had gained a following Stateside, so she wanted to try to build on that popularity.
They rented a huge mansion in Beverley Hills and lived the glamorous LA lifestyle.
It didn't go as planned, she couldn't find work, they went broke and returned to blighty a few years later, then got divorced.

She was certainly a bit of a babe back in the day though.
As far as acting goes she was the weak link on Man About the House. Definitely not a natural like Sullivan, Joyce etc. I can sort of understand why her career dried up.
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Old 26-06-2013, 22:11
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Mollie from the Saturdays looks a bit like Sally Thomsett, or at least like Sally from the 70s.
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Old 27-06-2013, 19:51
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She's appeared on documentaries a couple of times talking about Yootha Joyce.
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Old 27-06-2013, 21:22
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I read somewhere that inbetween takes she was puffing on a cigarette and driving a sports car
I read that she wasn't allowed to be seen doing any of that because she was a 20 year old playing an 11 year old
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