If anyone needs tickets please get in touch; I may be able to allocate a few more. The confirmed guest list is as follows, but please remember they are all turning up for 'No Fee' and as such some may drop out:
Frances Low (Wild Justice); John Judd (Old Dog With New Tricks / In The Public Interest); Judy Matheson (Long Shot); Esta Charkam (Casting Director); Gary Shail (Take Away); Diane Keen (Killer With A Long Arm); Felicity Dean (The Female Factor) Brian Clemens sons (Samuel and George); Vic Gallucci (extra – uncredited – various); James Faulkner (Kickback); Mike Kemp (Need To Know); Derek Lyons (Lawsons Last Stand); Nicola Austine (KWALA); Avril Mills (The Untouchables - barmaid); Laraine Humphrys (When The Heat Cools Off); Sara Walkden (First Night); Nigel Pegram (The Gun); David and Heide Wickes (Producer/Director); Carla de Wansey (First Night); Robert Putt (Foxhole On The Roof); Patricia Quinn (Look After Annie); Rayner Bourton (DIAG – caretaker); ; Di Trevis (PMPD); Prentis Hancock (Lawsons Last Stand); Gillian Duxbury (Long Shot); David John (The Gun); Dave Cooper (extra – uncredited – various eps) ; Philip Martin Brown (No Stone); Kirstie Pooley (Involvement); Shelia Ruskin (Klansmen / Cry Wolf); Sally Harrison (The Purging Of Ci5, Dead Reckoning); Del Baker (stuntman); Ahmed El Shenawi (Blind Run); Bridget Brice (series 1)
We are still waiting to hear back from Norman Eshley, Carol Royle and Liz Fraser.
Sheila Ruskin... now she was HOT back in the day. Saw her recently in an episode of Blake's 7 and, of course, Tom Baker's penultimate story in Doctor Who.
50p to anyone who goes up behind her and whispers "Susan... Susan..."
And considerably more to her if she stands up, makes a horizontal tilting motion with her hand and says "Alas the Dover Sole..."
Saw her recently in The Vanishing Man as an ill-fated ally of our invisible hero.
"What was I thinking of, hitting him? Nothing. No, I know. I hate him! I hate his guts, I hate everything he stands for with his PACE and his plus and his statements of purpose and his smiling at the punters and his have a nice day! I mean when was the last time he ever nicked anybody, eh? A real villain! When was the last time he ever put himself on the line?"
Sheila Ruskin is only a maybe at this stage now; confirmed are: The Clemens Bros Avril Mills Carol Royal Clive Arrindell Dave Cooper David John David Wickes Del Baker Derek Chafer Derek Lyons Diane Keen Gillian Duxbury James Faulkner Felicity Dean John Judd Judy Mattheson Kirsty Pooley Laraine Humphrys Mike Kemp Alistar Cameron Prentis Hancock Raynor Bourton Robert Putt Rocky Taylor Sally Harrison Sara Walkden Gary Shail Pat Quinn Frances Lowe jim dowdall Norman Eshley Vicki Michelle
Brian Murphy (George and Mildred) will also be there too helping out Linda Regan. There will be Q and A sessions with actors on stage; possibly 5-6 at a time with the rest chatting and signing autographs.
The books will be available but as I've funded this myself they aren't cheap at £39.99; and I could only afford to print 60 copies; of which I am having issues with the printers at the moment who have still promised books for Friday; so short of a major disaster there will be something these on Sunday. Besides the book; its a great day to be had; over 30 actors attending, and all for a £10 entrance fee; all of which goes straight back in keeping the Museum alive. And yet, this week, there has been a barrage of moans and groans - there is no pleasing some people......
And yet, this week, there has been a barrage of moans and groans - there is no pleasing some people......
Ignore them mate. Some people will never be satisfied. They are clueless into how much time you have put in. I know when I have arranged charity events in the past you can some right ungrateful sods who expect you to give them the world for their entrance fee.
Honestas non est optimum consilium est: consilium non solum est.
Moans and groans? About what, FFS? You’ve put on what WILL be a magnificent event with an incredible guest list, all done in your spare time and for the love of the show and people have the nerve to complain? Unbelievable.
“Jean Paul Belmondo and Mary Quant got stoned to say the least”.
Moans and groans? Some people seriously need to wise up - giving your time to organise something which is a unique entity is totally respectworthy in my opinion - just ignore that stuff, without your hardwork and energy none of this would take place and people need to realise this.
I'd happily donate a bit of wedge to the event myself (obviously in true Arfur Daley style I'd like it, if just now and again, perhaps, you told the nice guys about this existence of this forum in return - but no pressure of course) - seriously, if you'd like me to cover the cost of a book, let me know (in terms of the hours you've put in, it's still miniscule by comparison).
Good luck with the event - sadly, I won't be able to come but honestly I wish everyone an enjoyable day.
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Unfortunately, I had to cut short my visit due to family reasons so I didn’t get to speak to everyone I wanted to, but what a fabulous event that was. Well done to Bob for arranging something really special and congratulations on the wonderful book. I’m currently lugging three of the f***ers home!
“Jean Paul Belmondo and Mary Quant got stoned to say the least”.
Right, I typed up everything I could about the event while I was there, and took a few pictures as well. I didn't take selfies with any of the actors/actresses in the end because it's just not something that I am comfortable with. I mean, I admire these people for what they've done on screen and for being part of my childhood, but I don't really know any of them and to me there is something very weird about treating a complete stranger like a best mate. (Although honestly it would be difficult to really know any of them given I was only born in the mid-90's) The event is about them anyway so personally I didn't want to ruin it by asking for photos/signatures or whatever because that's kind of turning it into being about me. I'm not saying selfies are wrong at all though, I think I'm just uncomfortable with the idea of celebrity because I'm not used to being exposed to it. In other words I guess I'm a little shy and cowardly, although thankfully it didn't ruin the event for me.
Thanks to everyone I met there, and especially Bob for re-releasing and remastering what was an already great book and making it even better. I will have to buy it myself online somewhere at some point especially to read the parts about The New Professionals, which I must confess I'm yet to watch.
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