Category Archives: Patrick’s Words

Happy Memories of Early Television…

You know, I recently sat back in front of the screen and watched the few surviving episodes of  Dixon of Dock Green… Some 22 episodes from 1973 to 1976, and I guess, I felt that these had stood up well to that Test … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 60… An Excellent Talk The three sat around a table in the small dining room of the little photographic shop on Moscow Road in Bayswater. Charles had brought forth a bottle of excellent single malt whisky for them to enjoy. … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 59… Return To Bayswater On reaching Bayswater Charles drove quickly to his friend Doctor Michael Fellows. ‘Well Charles, I have given her a thorough examination and aside from a little shock’ he concluded, ’she seems to be in good health. One odd thing though, she hasn’t … Continue reading

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Happy Memories of Early Television…

Whiplash… Outset 1959 Ok, I’m not one for name-dropping, so I’m kinda gonna work this little connection into my latest aquision. My father loved a number of programs put out by ITV. So in those days, and I guess it was a … Continue reading

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Lost and Forgotten Films of British Cinema…

The Bridal Path… 1959 You know, I’ve mentioned this film on PGC before, and I guess this time I just wanted to give this a new take. For me, this is a sit down romp around the Highlands with a bag … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 58… Rescue The ladder would just reach the window. He drove it hard against the wall and the ground. It felt secure. Within moments he had reached the window and beckoned Rebecca to first stand back then take his arm … Continue reading

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Lost and Forgotten Films of British Cinema…

Man from Tangier 1957 This is a cosy and yet intriguing drama from the stable of Butcher Films and features American actor Robert Hutton. It’s warming to know that so many of these entertaining supporting features from the days of … Continue reading

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Lost and Forgotten Films of British Cinema…

Underneath the Arches 1937 This is a film that I’ve never seen, yet its title song can revolve around in my head for all time. The song from Flanagan and Allen was most popular in its day. Although, what I do have in … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 57… Rebecca’s Acceptance Once more, Charles watchful look at the ruined house showed him nothing. No voice entered his mind. Nothing seemed to be out of order to his expectation, and once more, rain began to soak through those overhead clouds. ‘Come-on, lets go.’ He announced reluctantly. … Continue reading

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Lost and Forgotten Films of British Cinema…

Ok For Sound 1937 This movie held a fascination for me years ago when I was researching the life of Enid Stamp Taylor. Enid features along side the Crazy Gang headed by Bud Flanagan and Chesney Allen. It’s another screwball comedy … Continue reading

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