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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Saturday 2nd November 2019, 10:21am
  • England
  • 16,512 posts

Continuing to read Celia Johnson's biog. by her daughter Kate (slow reader - nearly at end!) and an odd coincidence that wouldn't have register with her at the time of course, but she was starring in the theatre play of "Lloyd George Knew My Father", which is about Lord and Lady Boothroyd (Ralph Richardson) doing anything they can to stop a bypass being built through their estate.

She then goes on to say that at that time she made friends with this new 22 year old actor Simon Cadell, who helped her, now widowed, with lots of things (don't go there you naughty person), and of course Simon played 20 years later a major part in "Blott On The Landscape", which was basically the same story.

I wonder if Simon realised this plagiarism?

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chipolata

  • Saturday 2nd November 2019, 10:41am
  • England
  • 29,779 posts

I'd forgotten all about Simon Cadell and his weird skewiff nose. He was a very good actor.

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chipolata

  • Saturday 2nd November 2019, 10:57am [Edited]
  • England
  • 29,779 posts

You're right, it was his chin, not nose. Was it him tied to the bed naked in Blott, or was that George Cole?

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Briosaid

  • Monday 4th November 2019, 10:37pm
  • Scotland
  • 1,083 posts

Birthdays for the Dead - Stuart MacBride. You need a strong stomach for this, really. I find some of it hard to take.

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Rood Eye

  • Friday 8th November 2019, 8:51pm
  • England
  • 3,063 posts

I'm reading the British Comedy Guide forums.

They're chock-full of fascinating and hilarious postings by people of every type you can imagine - and a few types you probably can't imagine (unless you're Stephen King).

It's better than a laugh a minute - it's a laugh every few seconds! Laughing out loud

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Sunday 10th November 2019, 6:11pm
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 4,232 posts
Quote: Rood Eye @ 23rd September 2019, 11:25 PM


He also had around 500 wives and concubines

That's more than me.
McCabe's official biography and Stan and Ollie.

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lofthouse

  • Sunday 10th November 2019, 6:16pm
  • Nowhere, England
  • 9,032 posts

I'm thinking of reading do androids dream of electric sheep

Any recommend it?

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Briosaid

  • Sunday 10th November 2019, 8:36pm
  • Scotland
  • 1,083 posts

Pieces of Her - Karen Slaughter.. the American psyche is weird.