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Dave Allen Part Two of Two

Saturday, 15 February 2014 12:51 Written by
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© Words Laurence Marcus.

When the series was screened on BBC2 the critics heaped praise on it finding David's story-telling hilarious and the new technique of using the filmed sequences an exciting innovation. In spite of Dave Allen's reputation for controversial material this first series took great pains to avoid anything crude or vulgar. True, he did take a side-swipe at religion and other sacred subjects but the only complaint that the first show had was not from a viewer.

Laurel and Hardy meet Norman Wisdom Say Sir

Thursday, 13 February 2014 14:06 Written by
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© Words - A.J Marriot
There is a very strong, indefinable spiritual bond that binds comedians together, one which makes them want to seek out each other's company – regardless of the distance or hardship involved. Thus it was that the lives of the three greatest screen clowns that England has ever produced were destined to cross. Such was the impact of these meetings, that the lives of at least two of them were changed and sustained during their formative comedy years.
Justine Kerrigan Tracy Corkhill  Brookside 4

© Words - Justine Kerrigan

My mum passed away when I was eleven, after this I spent a lot of time with family including my grandparents. One of my most vivid memories from the months that followed were my granddad, who was actor Peter Kerrigan taking me to a close just off Deysbrook lane in west derby and leaving me with a fabulous young man called Francis Harcombe. The close turned out to be Brookside close and the young man was a floor manager and was to become a very good friend of mine in the not so distant future. This was August 1982 and I had no idea how important this little close would become to me and my family and friends.

Dave Allen Part One of Two

Sunday, 02 February 2014 14:14 Written by
Dave Allen 1

© Words Laurence Marcus.
David Tynan O'Mahony was born on 6th July 1936 in Dublin. He later changed his name to Dave Allen on advice from his agent who felt that his given name was 'unpronounceable'. However, that didn't hold back other members of the O'Mahony family of whom his grandmother, Nora O'Mahony edited Freeman's Journal, a publication that could boast W.B. Yeats among it's contributors, and his cousin, Eoin O'Mahony, a respectable barrister and something of a wandering scholar, who was affectionately given the nickname of 'The Pope', because one day when he was asked what he wanted to be -that's what he replied.

Baby You've Been Had : a review of "American Hustle"

Sunday, 02 February 2014 13:18 Written by
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© Words - Scott Powhatan Collins

Dear readers, as I have often expressed to you, I am no film expert. I am only a film enthusiast. When I write my reviews and postings, I am only offering my opinion of the films that I have seen and not truly expressing a "set-in-stone" assessment designed to be the final word. Essentially, you have your opinions and I have mine, no one is inherently right or wrong and that is exactly how it should be. Even so, there are times in which my opinion seems to fall directly against what is seemingly the mass consensus,

Harry H. Corbett

Saturday, 18 January 2014 16:23 Written by
Harry H Corbett 1.

© Words Laurence Marcus.

Born on 28th February, 1925, in Rangoon, Burma, the son of a British Army officer, Harry Corbett was only three when his mother died and he was sent back to England to be raised by an aunt in Wythenshawe, Manchester. Corbett first showed an interest in the theatre when, as a child, he was taken to the Manchester Opera House to see the comedian Leslie Henson.
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