Currently watching the compilation movie London Conspiracy. It is a simple combining of the episodes Greensleeves and A Home of One's Own. I think the opening scene with Judge Fulton was plucked from a third episode. For some reason my Region 1 DVD is in black and white! In color or monochrome the escapades of Brett and Danny are always entertaining.
Have just been reading through some of the posts on here about issues with the behaviour of Tony Curtis, and Roger Moore worrying and feeling a little insecure about his acting skills. I knew none of this and wouldn't in a million years ever though RM would have worried about that. I wouldn't say he was the greatest actor who ever lived, but he certainly brought his own charm and style to whatever he appeared in and made it his own which usually made for a very enjoyable experience when watching.
I do now regret not going to see Roger Moore in Aberdeen last year.
Roger Moore was not a great actor in the way that term is usually applied. He could act and was capable of playing more than parts like Simon Templer and James Bond. He is very good in The Wild Geese as a mercenary and in the movie ffolkes (aka North Sea Hijack) he plays a character far removed from the roles he was most associated with.
Moore's "fault" as an actor is that he played parts like The Saint and Brett Sinclair almost too well, creating the impression that he wasn't acting but just playing himself. For me, an actor not appearing to be acting is the whole point and Moore did that quite well.
Watched a few episodes of this last night. Brilliant. I was quite impressed by Yutte Stensgard's judo throws.. Considering it was Yutte. Anyone know if she just learnt them for the show, or if she could do judo before?
'The Persuaders' is being shown on True Entertainment at the moment.
I've only seen odd episodes of this. I've enjoyed the ones I've seen. I liked 'The Morning After' where Brett wakes up to find he's married to Catherine Schell and 'A Death In The Family' which rips off 'Kind Hearts And Coronets' and has Roger Moore playing various members of Brett's family. This had a good cast with Willie Rushton, Diane Cilento (ex-wife of Sean Connery), Denholm Elliott and Roland Culver (father of Michael Culver who was in the episode 'Nuisance Value' with Ralph Bates).
Tonight I watched the episode Element Of Risk. Anyone else think this was a great episode? I like June Ritchie and she looked fantastic in the US Airforce uniform. It had a great cast including a young James Cosmo.
The on-screen chemistry between Tony & Roger is the best ever in a TV Series.
This reminds me that about 15 years ago a caller to Danny Baker's radio show said that in the late 60's/early 70's he'd been a copper in London and around midnight one night he was given a call to go to an address in Mayfair to report a minor theft. He walked round there and knocked on the door - which was opened by Roger Moore who invited him in. He offered him a drink which he declined and just then the front door burst open and in stumbled Tony Curtis with a girl on each arm. This time the offer of a drink was accepted and he basically stayed there all night until the end of his shift drinking cognac with RM and TC and the girls. No idea if it's true or not but I'd like to think it is
“Jean Paul Belmondo and Mary Quant got stoned to say the least”.