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Twenty-six episodes from the third BBC Radio series starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, and Clive Dunn, plus a bonus pilot episode of It Sticks Out Half a Mile. In 1973, the BBC adapted its hit wartime TV series for radio, featuring the original television cast and characters. Three series were broadcast between 1974 and 1976, with episodes adapted by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles. Now you can enjoy once again these unique recordings, with a supporting cast including John Laurie, Arnold Ridley, and Ian Lavender. Among the 26 episodes are Time On My Hands, Turkey Dinner, A Jumbo Sized Problem, The Royal Train, Asleep in the Deep, Things That Go Bump in the Night, The Deadly Attachment, Is There Honey Still For Tea?, and Absent Friends. Also included is the 1981 pilot episode of the spin-off radio series It Sticks Out Half a Mile, as well as a 16-page PDF booklet with comprehensive program history, synopses for all Series Three episodes, original transmission dates, photographs, and cast biographies.

14 CDs, 763 minutes

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The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)

In my researches, I discovered a film which featured two of the cast of 'Ben-Hur’ together. And the same day I learned about ‘The Titfield Thunderbolt’, it popped up on BBC4. The movie stars George Relph, who had two scenes in ‘Ben-Hur’ as a rather avuncular Tiberius Caesar, a role in which he shows off his strikingly memorable teeth. In ‘The Titfield Thunderbolt’, he plays a country vicar who decides to buy up a railway station to stop it being closed down. He also drives the trains, accompanied in the engine by a surly poacher, played by Hugh Griffith, who six years later won an oscar as Best Supporting Actor, for his unfortunately blacked-up but otherwise highly enjoyable performance as Sheikh... So, let’s turn our attention to ‘The Titfield Thunderbolt’. It is, in short, a nice film about a train. Will the vicar and the poacher be able to run their train safely, and on time. (I’d say a particular English gentleness, except that Hugh Griffith is always so very Welsh). It features some fine works of engineering, and some ingeniously concocted solutions to the problems that arise, and it has enough mild peril to keep the audience thoroughly engaged for its 80 minute duration. It also features a physical fight between the vicar in his stream-train and Sid James on a steam-roller - surely a sight worth seeing for yourself. I've seen plenty of exciting films over the last year, and have often wished to crack open the blog to tell you about them - you very nearly heard about 'Wings' (1927), a very engaging silent film that you can find on Netflix, and 'Twelve Angry... It's a pleasant feature, with a very sunny optimism that seems to suit the current season. I occasionally mean to come back and comment on another film from each decade. I wrote up a late-sixties film many months ago and never posted it, so that may happen. And since I've covered each year from 1913-2014, I'll certainly be back with a 2015 film in a month or so. P. S. Other films featuring two or more actors from Ben-Hur include ‘Bridge on the River Kwai’ (1957, as mentioned earlier) which features... Source: The Penciltonian

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  • Dad's Army: first ever episode – the Telegraph's original 1968 review

    05/02/15 ,via Telegraph.co.uk

    Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Wilson and Clive Dunn as Lance Corporal Jones. The result was often funny, particularly in the sequence where the new recruits were each greeted by the self-appointed commanding officer 

  • Gallery: One off chance to see John Le Mesurier's actual Dad's Army hat

    02/20/15 ,via East Anglian Daily Times

    From John Le Mesurier's actual Dad's Army hat, to newspapers from the day Winston Churchill died and man set foot on the moon, the rare exhibit will be raising money for charity. Stephen Sadler, who lives on Woolpit Road, has amassed the collection 

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I always forget how old Dad's Army actually is. Christopher Lee looks like a kid and John le Mesurier looks... well like Wilson 05/10/15, @geeoharee
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Books

  • Dear John

    Pan Macmillan. 2012. ISBN: 9780283071799,0283071796. 200 pages.

    A magical memoir of Dad's Army star John Le Mesurier: one of the greatest actors - and gentleman - of his generationSome years after John Le Mesurier's death, his widow Joan re-read her carefully stored cache of John's letters - to her, and to him from his closest friends. Dear John is her letter back to him today, helping us to understand their remarkable life together, taking us with her behind the scenes on Dad's Army and his many films, and into the world of their friendships - including with Clive Dunne and maverick Beatles publicist Derek Taylor.Through her own recollections and John's correspondence, Joan reveals the real John Le Mesurier, a man of kindness, charm and integrity. She describes how they first met when John was unhappily married to Hattie Jacques. It was Hattie - a wonderful woman who became a lifelong friend - who encouraged Joan and John to get married. Their marriage lasted 21 years and survived Joan's love affair with Tony Hancock. Although deeply hurt, John nevertheless welcomed her back.Honest, touching, nostalgic, this is a story that will warm every reader's heart as well as give a new understanding of a remarkable man.

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  • Series 9 - 6. Never Too Old

    05/09/15 ,via Radio Times

    Last-ever episode of the wartime comedy, starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie and Ian Lavender. First shown in 1977. Last in the series.

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John Le Mesurier - IMDb

John Le Mesurier, Actor: Dad's Army. The son of a solicitor, British character actor John Le Mesurier attended public school in Dorset, England, before embarking on a ...

John Le Mesurier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Le Mesurier was an English actor. He is perhaps best remembered for his comedic role as Sergeant Arthur Wilson in the BBC television situation comedy Dad's Army ...

John Le Mesurier - Biography - IMDb

The son of a solicitor, British character actor John Le Mesurier attended public school in Dorset, England, before embarking on a career in law.

John Le Mesurier - TV.com

John Le Mesurier was born the 5th April, 1912, the only son and youngest child of John Hallilay, a well-known family solicitor, and Mary Le Mesurier.

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