Women of Character – Irene Handl

September 23, 2019

“Baleful” is the mot juste (appropriate word) for the various chars, housekeepers and landladies embodied by Irene Handl, whether dealing with a “bohemian” lodger or confronting incomprehensible government paperwork. Beneath […]

Celebrating Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) at 50

September 19, 2019

In the 1960s, no other TV company did crime drama like ITC. In fact, few British series of the time boasted the Hollywood-like gleam and ambition of Man In A […]

Women of Character – Peggy Mount

August 23, 2019

For many years, British cinema and television boasted a profusion of landladies, barmaids and charwomen who were forever on the alert for those who dared ‘to take a liberty’. They […]

Men of Character – Freddie Jones

August 16, 2019

12th September 1927 – 9th July 2019 Some actors – no names – change moods with the verve and ease of a Morris Marina 1.8 TC struggling into third gear […]

Women of Character - June Whitfield

July 26, 2019

‘I am the girl who says loudly and clearly the unfunny line before the comedian’s funny line. I prefer to leave it at that’. June Whitfield stated in a 1961 […]

Men of Character - Colin Gordon

July 12, 2019

British cinema of the 1950s and 1960s was suffused with managerial types, each with their unique set of reactions to the trials caused by their lower orders. Ice would regularly […]

Top Seven British Film Car Chases

June 28, 2019

These films have been carefully selected on the grounds of their capacity for excitement, drama, thrills – and whether I happen to like the cars displayed on screen. Enjoy… 7) […]