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 […]

Four Reasons Why Pipkins Still Rocks

April 9, 2020

It’s One of ITV’s Best Remembered Kids’ Series At the beginning of the 1970s, the Independent Broadcasting Authority tasked four of ITV’s companies to cook up their own show for […]

Women of Character: Yootha Joyce

April 3, 2020

Halfway through The Pumpkin Eater, a picture of sublime beauty, the viewer is treated to a three-minute cameo that few could ever forget. Jo Armitage (Anne Bancroft) is accosted at […]

Dirk Bogarde: More Than Just a Doctor

March 28, 2020

Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde would have been a twinkly 99 years old this month. Although possibly best remembered for his “Doctor” stint in five adaptions of […]