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    Quote Originally Posted by moonfleet View Post
    Has this sequence of Dead of Night got a title ?? The Golfers ??
    Anyway, it's my favourite so far from this film
    The Golfing Story - it's (very loosely) based on a story by HG Wells.

    Interesting review here Though I think some modern writers, especially those whose interest lies mostly in the horror genre, ignore the fact that people liked Baz and NW and were happy to see them in anything.

    Meanwhile, more from Baz's glittering theatrical career. The time is March 1929, the location San Francisco



    Some familiar names in the cast



    Our Hero gets a solo



    And some fine products are advertised in the programme


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    If Ferdie is for Ferdinand, his singing (if he sings) part is called " I think I'll go back to bed ", is it to be related with The Lady Vanishes ??



    Thoses are nice pieces Cap + old adverts could be real fun

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    What a really interesting post, Captain! (as ever...) - that theatrical production at Curran's Theatre, book, lyrics and staging by... Peter Gawthorne

    The Chief Constable from "Ask a Policeman" and countless other British films? Wow!

    rgds
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    Senior Member Country: UK CaptainWaggett's Avatar
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    Thanks Rob. I love stage memorabilia - because it's an essentially ephemeral art, it's easy to forget that many of our favourites spend more time in theatres that in film studios.

    As for The Wishing Well, it toured Britain before it took on The World. Here's the Manchester Guardian ad. Note Mr Memory with The Mayfair Four. He did play the cello in some sort of music hall act before becoming an actor so I assume he's doing something musical here.



    And as for the talented Mr Gawthorne, as well as writing it, he seems to have played the romantic lead





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    Some people have suggested that those scenes contain a bit of subtext


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    Another news story from the days when papers did proper investigative journalism

    The Times, Tuesday, Nov 15, 1932



    And here's a review of the play NW was dooing when he first met Baz


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    Radio listeners in June 1951 had a educational treat awaiting them...




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    Maybe you mentioned it before Cap, but were they friends in real life ?? ...for exemple, did they use to meet outside of a working context ??
    I wonder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonfleet View Post
    Maybe you mentioned it before Cap, but were they friends in real life ?? ...for exemple, did they use to meet outside of a working context ??
    I wonder.

    mOOn
    Who knows? It was all before cameraphones and Twitter They did a play together straight after The Lady Vanishes so presumably didn't actually take an instant dislike to each other and they did various benefits and charity appearances together. Their partnership was only 15 years of NW's 45 year career (some of his obituaries don't even mention it :blink) and he was very successful after it (he even went back to cabaret which I guess he'd been too busy for).


    This must have been fun (though it only toured and didn't make it into the West End . Baz was Henry VIII and Sheila Burrell was Anne Boleyn.


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    Radio Times 24th Feb 1950


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    Fascinating stuff as usual, Captain!

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    Cheers Waldo. Here's an article from July 18th 1952 about their last series



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    Good Stuff Captain, I'm amazed by the stuff that people are able to dig up again and again.

    I notice that the scheduling for That's My Baby says "Home Services except Scotland" we would be getting "news and views on the price of coos" or a Scottish dance band in concert

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruiser15 View Post
    Good Stuff Captain, I'm amazed by the stuff that people are able to dig up again and again.

    I notice that the scheduling for That's My Baby says "Home Services except Scotland" we would be getting "news and views on the price of coos" or a Scottish dance band in concert
    I don't know what you missed (I assume there were regional editions of the RT) but there was an exciting prospect after it Incidentally, the Shop Assistant was played by Grace Archer


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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainWaggett View Post
    I don't know what you missed (I assume there were regional editions of the RT) but there was an exciting prospect after it Incidentally, the Shop Assistant was played by Grace Archer
    Or Alpha Centauri to the haemaphrodite hexapods in the audience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald Lovell View Post
    Or Alpha Centauri to the haemaphrodite hexapods in the audience.
    Which explains where the eponymous baby might have come from

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainWaggett View Post
    I don't know what you missed (I assume there were regional editions of the RT) but there was an exciting prospect after it Incidentally, the Shop Assistant was played by Grace Archer
    Scot Parliament and at half ten a programme about wind power ...plus ça change

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    Lucky theatregoers in 1938 were able to see Baz and Cecil Parker on stage together as two-thirds of of a love triangle with Baz showing his versatility by playing an American


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