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THE SHOUT

The Shout: A Look Back 13Jun2016

Horror expert Dr Karen Oughton takes a trip back to explore the dark world of “The Shout”. A hulk in a billowing coat shambles and stutter-skips down the darkly-luminous, desolate landscape. A particular kind of English disorder is seen in 1978 horror film, The Shout, starring Alan Bates. We ...

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The Cedar Tree: The Complete Series 1 Volume 2 3Jun2013

Created by Upstairs Downstairs’ Alfred Shaugnessy, The Cedar Tree is a study of one fictional aristocratic family, the Bournes of Larkfield Manor, focusing particularly on daughters Elizabeth (21), Anne (18), and Victoria (16). Dependent on their parents for income and bound by the remnants of the ...

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The Cedar Tree: The Complete Series 1 Volume 1 6May2013

Airing at the tail-end of the hottest summer in living memory, The Cedar Tree was one of those budget-friendly programmes (like Emmerdale Farm) which livened up the early afternoon on ITV for housewives, perennial students, the steadfastly unemployable and kids bunking off school. Also like Emmerdale ...

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Perfect Friday 17Jun2013

Directed by Sir Peter Hall and featuring cool tunes by Johnny Dankworth, this sexy, mischievous early ’70s crime caper stars the always-watchable Stanley Baker as a bank manager who teams up with a glamorous, aristocratic couple (David Warner and Ursula Andress) to pull off the ultimate inside job. ...

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Spanish Fly: A Closer Look 22Apr2013

By Wing-Ho Lin. Remember those upper-class cads? Remember their hilarious and misplaced over-confidence with the ladies never quite matching their success-rate? Surely you must remember those catchphrases? Catchphrases that a 21st century man would never use in their normal chat-up lines – or at least ...

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The Squirrels 29Apr2013

“We’re all caged squirrels, performing tricks through hoops and on the treadmill.” When Eric Chappell wrote that line, in his first ever radio play, he was still a part of the drab, grey world of the office worker; a pre-computer purgatory of suspension files, typewriters and endless paperwork. ...