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Ever since Sir Larry Lamb (not to be confused with the dad from Gavin & Stacey ) decided, somewhat randomly in November 1970, to plonk a topless picture of 20-year-old German model Stephanie Rahn over the length and breadth of the tabloid's third... In The Sun 's mindset - one that is permanently set in the early 1960s, the Carry On Britain where "Miss" remains anachronistic Sun vernacular for all female teachers and snackfood is still referred to routinely in the context of wartime rationing... The Sun 's view is that Page 3 is something to put a smile on Britain's face each morning. Shower gel commercials on TV don't cover anything up, and you'll never see a newspaper drawing juvenile attention to a "nipslip", much for the same reason that Europeans don't, generally speaking, have quite the same issues with the human body and... I have no particular opinion on the sexual politics of Page 3. Visual sexism appears everywhere - you're either offended by it, or it simply doesn't bother you - but I do think that Page 3 lost any relevance on the day after Lamb introduced... Because Page 3 is, let's face it, a fairly ludicrous newspaper concept: on Page 1 you have your splash headline - 100-point type, with two sentences of the story squeezed underneath. Page 2, a continuation of the story plus a selection of shorts' (usually of global importance) and the weather forecast. and then Page 3, with three columns filled with a picture of "Curvy Cathy" or "Sexy Suzy" and a sunny but vacuous accompanying caption. on Page 4, the rest of the newspaper begins. Do people still buy The Sun because of it. No, and they never did: the TV section always used to be the biggest sales draw, with Mystic Meg's stars and the sports pages in close competition. Spend any amount of time in The Sun newsroom, and you understand where Page 3 comes from, and why it has remained. Despite its adjacency to more highbrow stablemates like The Sunday Times and The Times , The Sun has always prided itself on being staffed by journalists from similar social backgrounds to its readers. Source: What Would David Bowie Do?
“Robin Askwith played Mike in the spin-off film because I was already booked for summer season on Bournemouth Pier, where I met Bertie, a model who later became my wife. “I remember Sid saying to Diana Coupland [Jean Abbott] that we would be making
The actor - who is famous for his role in the Confessions Of movies - has already started filming for his guest role, which will see him play veteran rocker Ritchie in the soap. The 63-year-old was spotted on the cobbled streets earlier this week in a
@Glinner @OwensDamien This lad would love Robin Askwith's Bottle Boys. 02/09/15, @barneyfarmer
RT @darklonelywater: Robin Askwith in fine form at the Cinema Museum. Great anecdotes and delivery that would shame many stand-ups. http:/… 02/09/15, @RonnieAnchor
Can't wait to see the film adaptation of the book though. Think it's going to take Robin Askwith's career in a totally different direction. 02/09/15, @dipurple
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Of all the actors and personalities thrown up by that strangest of periods. The 1970s, surely Robin Askwith was one of the most 'of his time'? As star of the infamous CONFESSIONS films, as well as over 25 other movies, Askwith was huge. His cheeky, innocent face, his Mick Jagger lips and more often than not his bare arse -- he, possibly more than anyone else sums up a bygone era remembered fondly by millions. Today, Askwith is a cult figure. The CONFESSIONS films are still regular staples on British TV and around the world, especially in the Commonwealth countries. They are just as funny as they ever were -- classic camp British humour in the same language as the Carry On films. In this brilliant autobiography, the self-deprecating Askwith cuts straight to the chase, starting in the `70s as he auditions for CONFESSIONS OF A WINDOW CLEANER, moving on to CONFESSIONS OF A POP STAR and DRIVING INSTRUCTOR. His career was truly amazing and varied beyond belief. From IF. . . to NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDEF From CONFESSIONS to Zefferelli`s BROTHER SUN, SISTER MOON and Pasolini CANTERBURY TALES. He was also great friends with the late Lindsay Anderson. In the end, Robin is most famous for his sex comedies and isn't embarrassed about it one jot. It`s a rollicking ride. Hold On Tight!
Based on an autobiographical novel by Timothy Lea, the film stars Robin Askwith as a feckless driving ... gets mixed up with Lea and his reckless charges. Chronologically, Confessions of a Driving Instructor was wedged between Confessions of a Window ...
Many fans consider the first entry, Confessions of a Window Cleaner, to be the best of the batch. Based on a supposedly autobiographical novel by Timothy Lea, the film stars Robin Askwith as an apprentice window washer with a voyeuristic streak.
A raucous evening of stories about the career of one of Britain's best loved comedy legends of the 70s Robin Askwith as told by the man himself. From smoking dope with Jimi Hendrix & experiencing the real Withnail and I to rolling around with Charlotte ...
Robin Askwith (born Gerald Askwiths, 12 October 1950) is an English film actor, most famous for his role as Timmy Lea in the Confessions... sex comedies series.
Robin Askwith, Actor: U-571. Robin Askwith was born on October 12, 1950 in Southport, Lancashire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for U-571 (2000), Computer ...
Robin Askwith was born on October 12, 1950 in Southport, Lancashire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for U-571 (2000), Computer Killers (...
Robin Askwith was born 12th October, 1950 in Southport. He overcame a bout of polio as a child and attended the Merchants Taylor School in Rickmansworth from which he ...