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Isobel Black (continued)

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  • Isobel Black (continued)

    This thread continues the thread from the old forum. If anyone knows how to link to that thread please do so. Isoblel Black was a frequent cast member on British TV in the sixties and early seventies, particularly known as Eileen O’Rouke in the Troubleshooters, in Wednesday Plays, Department S, The Capone Investment and so on. She had a limited film career including 10 Rillington Place, The Magnificent Two, Twins of Evil and Kiss of the Vampire. Please add information here regarding missing and lost archive material and information and pictures not easily obtained from the web. Here she is in the Haunted Man episode of Scales of Justice with James Ellis.
    Last edited by Mpad; 7th January 2018, 09:10 AM.

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    I hope this link works . . .
    Isobel Black is the daughter of playwright, author and screenwriter Ian Stuart Black. Her mother was actress Ann Brooke. She was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Being naturally possessed of dark good looks, Isobel was not going to pass unnoticed by devotees of Hammer Films, regarded by many as their favourite female vampire. Hammer's Kiss of the Vampire was her first feature film. With its themes of parental loss and social decadence, she played the tragic figure of Tania, seduced by

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    • #3
      Well done, Mpad. Let's hope Isobel is well and that any lost TV appearances will miraculously turn up (not impossible as Kaleidoscope are often reporting 1960s and 70s discoveries). The wait goes on for DVD releases of surviving credits like Redgauntlet, The Brief and Armchair Theatre.

      I've corrected the link to the original thread for you and look forward to posting something new very soon.

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      • #4
        Isobel is very well, as Mrs Gatward she has been honoured with the British Empire Medal for services to Charity, especially, I think, for her work as Chairwoman of the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton. Here goes. First Isobel capture from the Capone Investment

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          Next a rather nice view from her appearance in Silent Dust, the Avengers episode, in which her dialogue was oddly dubbed

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            Next Isobel as Alice in 10 Rillington Place

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              Next from Adam Adament Lives, The Doomsday Plan

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                Now the classic sweatergirl look from the Wednesday Play & Troubleshooters era

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                  Now a shot from Department S Soup of the Day

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                  • #10
                    And another one from the same episode

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                      Finally a mystery, possibly from The Brief

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                        Over you all for more? The holy grail is that I think the BFI holds the Wednesday Play in which she starred - “A Brilliant Future Behind Him”. Has anyone information on this or other archive material? Do see the earlier thread for much information trawled by Cornershop up to date maybe 2 years ago.

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                        • #13
                          One last picture. Who is Isobel with?

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                          • Mpad
                            Mpad commented
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                            I now think this is with Jon Finch from the ITV Sunday Night Theatre play “Steve” transmitted on 26 April 1969 in which Isobel played Paula?

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                          Originally posted by Mpad;
                          I now think this is with Jon Finch from the ITV Sunday Night Theatre play “Steve” transmitted on 26 April 1969 in which Isobel played Paula?
                          Definitely Jon Finch.

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                            Thanks for all your posts, Mpad, especially the last one. That is indeed the sadly missed Jon, before he was a film star (all too briefly).

                            Originally posted by Mpad View Post
                            Finally a mystery, possibly from The Brief
                            Daily Express preview for the first episode, 26th June 1984:



                            Doesn't look much like Ray in your picture. Where did you find this?:

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