Wednesday 22 November 2017

Carrying On with Talking Pictures TV: Inn For Trouble and Take Two!

Talking Pictures TV are showing the wonderful comedy film Inn for Trouble this Wednesday. Peggy Mount and David Kossoff star as Ada and Alf Larkin in this big screen version of the hugely popular 1950s TV comedy. Alf Larkin has finally made good his dream to own a pub. The trouble is, it's got no customers. But leave it to the Larkins to find unorthodox ways to bring in the punters. 

Made in 1960, the film co-stars a range of wonderful British character comedy people - Esma Cannon, Leslie Phillips, Stanley Unwin, Irene Handl and a certain Charles Hawtrey. You can catch Inn for Trouble on Talking Pictures TV on Wednesday 22nd November at 12.00

And you can read another little blog I wrote on this film here: Carry On Blogging: They just don't make them like they used to

Also coming up this week on Talking Pictures TV are several episodes of the great series Take Two.
The series sees Elstree's Chairman and well-known film and television historian and broadcaster Morris Bright bring some famous faces from Elstree's past back to the studios to chat about their lives and careers. It's a joy to hear more from these actors, many of whom have Carry On connections. 

On Wednesday 22nd November at 10.55,  Goldfinger and Carry On Nurse actress Shirley Eaton goes back over her long career in film and television which takes in so many classic British titles. It's really interesting to hear why Shirley decided to retire from films at such a young age in 1969 but I'm glad she is still a presence in the business today.

And on Friday 24th November at 20.00 the gorgeous Madeline Smith chats with great relish about how she became an actress back in the 1960s and with great fondness about working with Frankie Howerd on the film version of Up Pompeii. It was great to hear Madeline say how thrilled she was to be in Carry On Matron and how she wished she had done more of the films. I would have liked that too! You can read my blog interview with Madeline here

FInally, an episode of Take Two I've not seen before, featuring the legendary actress Sylvia Syms. Sylvia has enjoyed a long career on film and television and worked with several members of the Carry On team in the 1965 crime caper classic, The Big Job. She is also soon to star opposite Carry On legend Amanda Barrie in a new feature film called Together. Sylvia's episode of Take Two is on Thursday 23rd November at 20.00

So if you haven't yet checked out this great series of interviews, please do. Let's hope another series is in the offing. 


You can read Part 1 of my recent interview with Morris Bright here and Part 2 here

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You can watch Talking Pictures TV on: Virgin 445 / Freeview 81 / Sky Channel 343 / Freesat 306 / Youview 81

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