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Old 08-09-2013, 18:57
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On C4 a few days ago, this is a great movie of a type they really don't make any more.
Two amateur sailors uncover a dastardly plot to invade Britain in 1901 via the undefended North Sea coast.
Stiff upper lips all round from Michael York and Simon McCorkindale plus a cameo by Kaiser Bill and some spiky-hatted German troops.
Good fun and more exciting than the messing-about-on-boats setting would lead you to believe.
Also Jenny Agutter with her clothes on.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:37
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It's based on quite a well-known novel by Erskine Childers, who led an extraordinary life before being executed by the Irish for possessing a pistol. I've tried to read it but couldn't finish it - surprisingly boring. The film sounds better.
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Old 09-09-2013, 13:28
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Childers certainly led an incident-packed life, mainly in the terryingly complex world of Anglo-Irish politics. His son eventually became the Irish President.
The book seems to be in the public domain so I'll put it on my Kindle and give it a go.
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Old 09-09-2013, 13:41
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Watched this last week, enjoyable fare and a little unusual too. Sadly both lead actors are now dead I believe.
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Old 09-09-2013, 16:04
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Watched this last week, enjoyable fare and a little unusual too. Sadly both lead actors are now dead I believe.
Don't think Michael York is in the grave just yet!
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Old 09-09-2013, 16:33
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The town of Lowestoft, mentioned in the dinner table chat on the German bloke's boat is only 3 miles down the road from me
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Old 10-09-2013, 14:09
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Don't think Michael York is in the grave just yet!
For some reason, was thinking of Susannah York. Apologies. (@)(@)
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