The A-Z of ABC

July 29, 2020

Now that our ABC Television Network is available to stream, it’s time to take a look at some of the vintage gems we’ve got for you. None of these series […]

Men of Character: Sidney James

July 21, 2020

SIDNEY JAMES: 8TH MAY 1913 – 26TH APRIL 1976 Great Myths of British Cinema Number 496 – ‘Sid James always played himself’. This is the actor who worked with Powell […]

Interview with Baby Love's Linda Hayden

June 25, 2020

Baby Love: An Exclusive Interview with Linda Haydenby Dr. Adrian Smith Network: How old were you when you got the role in Baby Love, and how did it come about? LH: I was […]

10 of the Best Title Sequences

June 5, 2020

A title sequence is all important – it is the book cover or can label. If various elements come together well it can inform, entertain and hopefully (in terms of […]

Women of Character: Kay Kendall

May 21, 2020

KAY KENDALL 21st May 1927 – 6th September 1959 It is a sad fact that British cinema of the 1950s so often overlooked the talents of so many actresses, from Diana Dors […]

Early Ealing Comedies: Another Shore and Keep Fit

May 15, 2020

As Network’s The British Film collection continues to expand, and an increasing number of the best titles are revisited for new Blu-ray restorations, let’s look at two new additions to […]

Chesney and Wolfe: The Spin-Off Kings

May 4, 2020

Known for his prolific gag-slinging partnership with radio scriptwriter Ronald Wolfe, former harmonica player Ronald Chesney would this year have celebrated his centenary. In a way, it’s a surprise that […]

George And The Dragon – 7 Must-Know Facts

April 23, 2020

It was Sid James’ first ITV success story Starring as George Russell, the lecherous and cunning chauffeur and general dogsbody to the wealthy Colonel Maynard (John Le Mesurier), George And […]

Post-War British Cinema: Man on the Run and The Intruder

April 17, 2020

Post-war British cinema was rife with ex-Services characters keeping a watchful eye for the authorities. Some were fake Majors fleeing their creditors in a “borrowed” Lea Francis, while others might […]