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The Rocking Horse Winner (1949)



A young boy receives a rocking horse for Christmas and soon learns that he is able to pick the winning horse at the races.
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Report elisjohn May 23, 2020 10:43 PM BST
she was in the champions, surely you remember that  in the late 60s, she was also in a few of the roger moore saint series, must say the women then were proper womenHappy.
Report elisjohn May 23, 2020 10:46 PM BST
this is the opening titles of the champions, i remember it like yesterdayGrin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgVueR3ybYk
Report sparrow May 23, 2020 10:46 PM BST
No I never bothered much with the TV in the late 60s, too busy visiting dog tracks in London back then. Plain
Report elisjohn May 23, 2020 10:48 PM BST
Grin,
Report stewarts rise May 24, 2020 9:38 AM BST
Alexandra Bastedo was indeed stunning, a truly beautiful woman.
Enjoyed the Diana Dors film last night had a good story line and she looked ok but the actress who played the French girl was much more attractive in my eyes, noticed in the credits that Jackie Collins played a Girl, so presume she was one of the other prossies approaching men in the street.
Boys from Brazil was as i thought disappointing and must have been quite difficult to follow if you didn't know the premise of the story, thought Peck was hopelessly miscast as Mengells and the boys all looked demonic, but the dogs were good!
Report sparrow May 27, 2020 8:08 PM BST
Excellent comedy on at 5.30 pm tomorrow.

17:30     Clockwise (1986)  Comedy. Director: Christopher Morahan. Stars John Cleese, Penelope Wilton & Alison Steadman. A headmaster runs his school by the clock – until one little slip destroyed his schedule.
Report elisjohn May 29, 2020 6:35 AM BST
halfway house 1942, was on after clockwise, its not for many, but i love this film.

A group of travellers, each with a personal problem that they want to hide, arrives at a mysterious Welsh country inn. There is a certain strangeness in the air as they are greeted by the innkeeper and his daughter (Mervyn Johns and his real life daughter Glynis Johns). Why are all the newspapers a year old ? And why doesn't Gwyneth seem to cast a shadow ? Written by Steve Crook

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis
Report elisjohn May 30, 2020 10:37 AM BST
i know most have seen it now, but for those that havent its on again 3.30 today, THE RAINBOW JACKET, if YOU LIKE YOURE RACING ITS A MUST.
Report kenny mann May 30, 2020 3:05 PM BST
3.30 The Rainbow Jacket (1954)


8/10
Excellent English racing film
frankiehudson27 June 2002
This is a fine little Ealing film from the great Basil Dearden - lots of brilliant outdoor shots of various race courses around southern England; really captures the colour and excitement of racing (I don't even like racing or gambling on horses). Okay, some of the racing shots are obviously shot in some empty field somewhere and cut together with racing footage but the effect is good. Great shots of Brentford and west London and some of the main line train stations. There's the Griffin Pub in Brentford (right near the football ground, incidentally) and an incredibly gruff, working class area that is now for the rich only. That's the great thing about these Ealing films - they all give you an amazing insight into a society that has changed so much in just 50 years.

Simple but effective script from Tibby Clarke, too.
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10/10
Lengths in Front
hughie230530 May 2001
Having waited over 20 years to see The Rainbow Jacket, I was not disappointed. As a racing afficiando and a stickler for detail, I have found most films on the subject somewhat toe curling. The Rainbow Jacket is totally faithful to it's subject. As the story unfolds we are told which racecourse the action is to take place at, in each case we see exactly that course. In many racing films, some factual and historical, the action edits together scenes from several venues. Imagine a film about a Grand National winner showing horses going round the paddock at Epsom - it happens, but not in the Rainbow Jacket. Bill Owen is in top form as Sam. Fella Edmonds plays the up and coming apprentice jockey with wide eyed charm, Robert Morley adds the comedy with his usual aplomb while no racing film of that era would have been complete without Wilfred Hyde White. Look out for a wonderful performance from Ronald Ward as the blackmailer. Of the other characters, Charles Victor amuses as the head lad,Mr Boss his performance is reminiscent of Harry Enfield's 'You don't wanna do that'character. All this is rounded off by appearances by Sid James as the proprieter of a mobile canteen and a brief appearance of that grand old stalwart of the era of classic British movies - Sam Kydd.

The film was criticised in it's day for a corny plot and wooden action shots. Admittedly the plot is a little weak but racing is a notoriously difficult subject on which to add a twist as the outcome of races tend to be a little inevitable. The close up action shots using wooden horses are a little ridiculous but the wide shots are realistic and beautifully photographed at realistic racing pace. So often the action is unnecessarily accelerated. The shots of the early morning gallops really do capture the atmosphere of the wide open space of Newmarket Heath. If you don't like racing you can just wallow in the company of some marvellous British stalwarts at the top of their form in yet another winner from the Ealing Studios.
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6/10
Technicolor Escapism
richardchatten22 October 2019
Bill Owen had just starred for Dearden & Relph in a stark black & white drama about boxing called 'The Square Ring', and Ealing Studios presumably felt the need to lighten up a bit for their next film shot largely on location in immaculate Technicolor by Otto Heller; hence the title.

A subplot concerns money owed by Owen to a loan shark played by an unbilled Bernard Lee (also unbilled are David Hemmings, and Katie Johnson in an amusing cameo), one of whose goons cuts Owen's lip with a beer glass, thus serving to remind us that this is still the Britain of ration books and spivs; but simply prolongs the film without making it more interesting.

Seventh-billed Honor Blackman as Edward Underdown's wife looks ravishing in Technicolor, and in jodhpurs provides some Bond Girl glamour, but is largely absent from the second half of the film.
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3/10
couldn't stay the course
malcolmgsw10 March 2014
if you enjoy horse racing and all that goes with it.If like me you find it a complete bore don't waste your time with this film.The only good thing about it is the colour cinematography.The story is full of clichés and it is surprising to realise that the great T.E.B.Clarke was the scriptwriter.I have to say that after a relatively short period of time I pulled up lame as I was clearly unable to last the course and was unwilling to risk a stewards enquiry.All the usual characters were to be seen such as Robert Morely and Wilfred Hyde White.However by this time Ealing was starting to run out of steam and more importantly money.It only had 2 years left before it was sold to BBC for television productions.You might call that a lame finish.
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Report Percy Filth June 3, 2020 11:03 PM BST
Budgie (1971)

Series starts  on June 16

hard to believe it was nearly 50 years ago
Report sparrow June 4, 2020 4:55 AM BST
Thanks Percy, be good to see old Charlie Endell again.
Report Lee Ho Fooks June 4, 2020 9:51 AM BST
I'm sure this will be of interest to some

2.35 John Betjeman goes by train - Kings Lynn to Hunstanton (1962)
Report elisjohn June 4, 2020 2:02 PM BST
1.50, the great milk bottle mystery
6.4 million bottles goes missing per week.

looking forward to 2.35 , john betjeman goes by train, lee ho, after jill gascoigne on rooms now
Report FrankRA June 4, 2020 2:05 PM BST
sparrow.

Charley Endell was in Lovejoy I am sure.
Report sparrow June 4, 2020 2:30 PM BST
I never hardly watched Lovejoy so no idea, Frank.
You mean Ian Cuthberson of course?
Report sparrow June 4, 2020 2:30 PM BST
*Cuthbertson.
Report sparrow June 4, 2020 2:31 PM BST
Seen the Betjeman film before and well worth watching again.
Report elisjohn June 4, 2020 2:34 PM BST
Budgie is a popular British television series starring popstar Adam Faith which was produced by ITV company London Weekend Television and broadcast on the ITV network between 1971 and 1972.[1]

The series was created by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall. The show was produced by Verity Lambert, Rex Firkin was the executive producer. The show had two theme songs: the first was "The Loner" by The Milton Hunter Orchestra, and the second was "Nobody's Fool" written by Ray Davies and performed by Cold Turkey.


Contents
1    Series plot
1.1    Series two
2    Cast
3    Production
4    Musical version
5    References
6    External links
Series plot
Each episode was a complete story, usually depicting Budgie's involvement in some harebrained scheme to make money, usually somewhere on the wrong side of legality. He often failed in his aim, being continually the victim of circumstance or of the sharper, more experienced underworld operators he tried to emulate.

Plots included:

Trying to unload thousands of stolen ballpoint pens he has unwisely bought from one fence, paying too much in the process. He finds that the pens are all stamped with a logo, possibly "Her Majesty's Government", making them unsellable. Apparently these were the classic "trading commodity", the only object being to sell them to another sucker. Charlie offers to take them off Budgie's hands for next to nothing in exchange for a favour or two, and promptly unloads them to another villain.
Arranging a pornographic film show in a hotel and having assured the "punters" that the film was "the real Laurel and Hardy, if you know what I mean", making his escape before they find out the film really is a Laurel and Hardy movie.
Accidentally stealing a vanload of pornographic magazines from the police, and then having to destroy the evidence. The wind blows the pages from the bonfire Budgie and his pal have made and they blow all over a field where a prison wardens-versus-prisoners rugby match is imminently to be played.
Eventually all his supposed friends desert him; he ends up back in jail, ironically for something he had nothing to do with.

Series two
Series two begins with Budgie being released from the "open nick" and staying with his wife for a few days. A chance meeting with his ex-girlfriend Hazel, who is now living with someone else, and Budgie finding out that his wife has been sleeping with a friend of Budgie's, from the same open prison, force Budgie to move back in with his girlfriend and his son Howard, who is now two years old. Budgie carried on much as he did in the first series, which also started with him being released from the same open prison from a previous sentence. The second series ended with him being beaten up by both his boss and one of his henchmen. This, combined with the fact that Budgie's mother has recently died, his father not wanting him, his girlfriend becoming pregnant by Budgie, and that he wants to leave Hazel for a stripper he has recently slept with who then tells him that she is moving abroad, makes Budgie even more depressed and eventually makes him head off into a new life. This is where the series ended; nothing more was heard of Budgie.


The title role, a chirpy cockney petty criminal newly out of prison, was played by pop singer Adam Faith; it was his first starring role for television.[2] The character's name was Ronald 'Budgie' Bird, nicknamed after the budgerigar birds sometimes kept as pets in England.

The series co-starred Iain Cuthbertson as Charles (Charlie) Endell, a suave and Machiavellian Glaswegian gangster based in London, who employed Budgie, often against his own better judgement, or when he was in need of an unsuspecting fall guy. June Lewis played his silent wife Mrs Endell. During the late 1970s, Scottish Television produced a short-lived spin-off series, Charles Endell Esquire.

The only other regular member of the cast was Lynn Dalby as Budgie's girlfriend, Hazel Fletcher. Stella Tanner had a semi-regular role as her mother, Mrs Fletcher. Rio Fanning appeared three times as Budgie's gullible criminal Irish pal, Grogan. Guest stars included Georgina Hale as Budgie's wife Jean, George Tovey as his father, Jack Bird, and Adrienne Posta as a stripper. John Rhys-Davies had an early semi-regular role as a corpulent gangster working for Endell, with the name of Laughing Spam Fritter.

Production
Two series, each of 13 episodes, were made. Although colour equipment had been introduced two years earlier, the first four episodes were made in monochrome because of industrial action.

A further series may have been planned for 1973, although this coincided with Adam Faith being seriously injured in a car crash, and announcing his retirement from acting as a result. Despite a full recovery by Faith and his eventual return to acting, a further series was never commissioned.[3]

Musical version
Report elisjohn June 4, 2020 2:35 PM BST
Arranging a pornographic film show in a hotel and having assured the "punters" that the film was "the real Laurel and Hardy, if you know what I mean", making his escape before they find out the film really is a Laurel and Hardy movie.LaughLaugh
Report elisjohn June 9, 2020 7:48 AM BST
7.50 this morning, glimpses  of 50s pulborough,
Report elisjohn June 9, 2020 7:59 AM BST
and 7.15 tonight, last holiday.
George Bird's rather lonely, anonymous existence as an underappreciated seller of farm machinery is jarred when his physician informs him that he is suffering from the rare malady Lampington's Disease, and only has a few weeks to live. Believing he has nothing to lose, Bird resigns his position and withdraws his modest life savings in order to spend his remaining time in a "posh" seaside resort. There he keeps his own counsel about his condition and meets people who live in a world he could never have imagined existed. Incredibly, he finds personal and professional opportunities now open to him that that he never dreamed would be his, but unfortunately, he is no position to take advantage of them, until fate lends a hand.
Report sparrow June 9, 2020 12:05 PM BST
Decent film Last Holiday and featuting Alec Guinness too.
Report elisjohn June 9, 2020 12:10 PM BST
the actual hotel in the film is the rosetor hotel torquay which is now the riviera int centre
Report sparrow June 9, 2020 12:16 PM BST
I hope Basil isn't around Grin
Report elisjohn June 20, 2020 11:04 AM BST
mentioned here before, but i would recommend tonights film, THE BOYS.1962
Storyline
After the night watchman of a garage is found murdered, 4 young men are arrested and put on trial. Under cross-examination, suspects and witnesses give differing accounts of the same incidents that led up to the crime. After re-examining the suspects' statements, the prosecuting counsel finally learns the truth. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com
Report Lee Ho Fooks June 20, 2020 11:07 AM BST
Seconded that recommendation
Report sparrow June 23, 2020 11:42 AM BST
Talking Pictures TV channel a lockdown hit

Family-run Talking Pictures is based out of a garden office in Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.

The TV channel has become a huge hit with nearly six million viewers a week during lockdown. It specialises in British-made films of years gone by.

The BBC's media and arts correspondent David Sillito went to meet the family.

    23 Jun 2020

Talking Pictures short video                     


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/entertainment-arts-53111684/talking-pictures-t...
Report elisjohn June 23, 2020 11:47 AM BST
cheersWink
Report sparrow June 27, 2020 6:10 PM BST
My all time favourite film is on Talking Pictures tonight at 11.30pm.

Hard Times (1975 film)

Starring    Charles Bronson
James Coburn
Jill Ireland
Strother Martin
Music by    Barry De Vorzon
Cinematography    Philip H. Lathrop
Edited by    Roger Spottiswoode
Distributed by    Columbia Pictures
Release date
   

    October 8, 1975 (United States)

Running time
    93 minutes
Country    United States
Language    English
Budget    $2.7 million[1] or $3.1 million[2]
Box office    $26.5 million[3]

Hard Times is a 1975 crime neo noir sport film marking the directorial debut of Walter Hill. It stars Charles Bronson as Chaney, a drifter freighthopping through Louisiana during the Great Depression, who competes in illegal bare-knuckled boxing matches after forming a partnership with the garrulous hustler Speed, played by James Coburn.
Report stewarty b June 27, 2020 7:12 PM BST
I'll give that a look sparrow meantime, Tuesday at 5:30 pm.....Loser Takes ALL.


A man on his honeymoon in Monte Carlo risks it all - money and marriage - at the casino gaming tables. Never seen it so can't give it points.
Report sparrow June 27, 2020 7:35 PM BST
stewarty, plenty of gambling in the Hard Times film.
Report stewarty b June 27, 2020 7:41 PM BST
I'm only surprised I've never seen it before sparrow. (or heard of it for that matter. ditto the film I've put up)
Report sparrow June 27, 2020 7:44 PM BST
In this country when it was first released it was called "The Streetfighter" for some reason. The acting in this film is superb and I must have watched it 10 times!
Report stewarty b June 27, 2020 7:47 PM BST
10 times? That's strange until I tell you how often I've watched Hobson's Choice!!
Report Ramruma June 27, 2020 7:50 PM BST
@sparrow -- interesting BBC spot. Makes me wonder why I could not have done it, apart from complete lack of gumption. Setting up your own television station is not something most of us can even conceive might be possible, let alone how to go about it. Kudos to man and daughter.
Report sparrow June 27, 2020 9:36 PM BST
Yes it was surprising what they achieved ramruna and a very interesting little film.
Report sparrow June 27, 2020 9:37 PM BST
Apologies ....*Ramruma of course.
Report sparrow June 27, 2020 11:05 PM BST
Time correction as the film Hard Times starts at 11.20pm.
Report elisjohn June 28, 2020 6:12 AM BST
yes this is a wonderful channel, by far my fav and 1st thing i do in the mornings is go through its time table for the day, nothing really today coz of the racing and football but i like the film late on,  night of the demon  so ill watch that for the 50th timeGrin
Report Lee Ho Fooks June 28, 2020 9:29 AM BST
First thing for me too, today it's set to record at 11.40, 11.50, 5.30 & 6.00Blush
Report elisjohn June 28, 2020 10:11 AM BST
adventures of robin hood, i remember that when it first came on tv im sure, richard greene,Grin i remember him in basil rathbones hound of the baskerville
Report elisjohn June 29, 2020 9:24 AM BST
OUT OF SEASON  last night,  starring vanessa redgrave, cliff robertson, susan george 1975

is there a better sight in the world, than  to see a naked susan george, HappyLoveLoveLove

Anyway in a few minutes THE OLD DARK HOUSE , probably seen it 3 times in the last year, another gorgeous here in funella fielding LoveLove, im sure they have a day out in one of the irish racecourse in this film.
Report sparrow June 29, 2020 9:56 AM BST
funella fielding.......Freudian slip, elisjohn? Grin
Report sparrow June 29, 2020 1:13 PM BST
5.30pm tonight Interlude a decent film I remember seeing in 1968.



Interlude

Date: 1968
Director: Kevin Billington
Production Company: Columbia Pictures Corporation, Domino Films

Stars: Oskar Werner, Barbara Ferris, Virginia Maskell, Donald Sutherland
Location(s): Berkshire, London, Sussex

A famous conductor begins an affair with a young reporter during an interlude from work but the difference in their ages and backgrounds begin to cause problems.
Report elisjohn July 10, 2020 9:51 AM BST
might be of interest to some
2.30pm RUNNING  FOR PLEASURE, look back to the 70s when greyhound racing was popular.

for me today crooks in cloistersGrin
Report sparrow July 10, 2020 1:09 PM BST
2.30pm this afternoon.

Fri 10 Jul 20    14:30    Running for Pleasure    A look back to the 1970s when greyhound racing was popular and Private individuals trained greyhounds to run at nonregulated Tracks known as 'flapping tracks.
Report Lee Ho Fooks August 2, 2020 8:12 PM BST
Tomorrow morning for 5 minutes (the ad breaks now usually take 5 minutes?!?)

03.55am W.C. Fields
A quick look at W.C. Fields' career


I'm just hoping this is a precursor to lots of his films
Report sparrow August 2, 2020 8:44 PM BST
Hopefully Lee. Can't beat that dry humour.
Report ribero1 August 4, 2020 3:41 PM BST
Murphys stroke tonight,a glimpse of a young "asparagus kid" tic tacking.
Report elisjohn August 6, 2020 1:33 PM BST
6.30 tonight
OUR WEEKENDS IN 1949

narrated by ralph richardson. A charming short filmfollowing london workers on their weekends in the country. Cricket on the green, picnics at the lido, boating, bowling and fishing.

seems lovely, not quite the same these days i.d saySad
Report michael59 August 6, 2020 1:56 PM BST
the rainbow jacket , next thursday 13th 0930 about a banned champion jockey helping a young lad
Report elisjohn August 6, 2020 2:01 PM BST
michael, never even heard of this film until last year, since ive watched it about 6 times, its bloody greatHappy
Report michael59 August 6, 2020 2:17 PM BST
elisjohn , 1st ive heard of it have put it on record , look forward to seeing it then
Report elisjohn August 6, 2020 2:51 PM BST
dont miss it, fantastic scenery of newmarket, and other courses
Report sparrow August 15, 2020 5:57 PM BST
Old thread here, stewarts.
Report sparrow August 28, 2020 8:12 AM BST
Lee Ho Fooks............. I think we have seen this little film before.

Fri 28 Aug 20     10:05     Running for Pleasure     A look back to the 1970s when greyhound racing was popular and Private individuals trained greyhounds to run at nonregulated tracks known as 'flapping tracks'.
Report Lee Ho Fooks August 28, 2020 8:18 AM BST
Thanks sparrow Happy
Report sparrow August 28, 2020 8:25 AM BST
Lee.....just use the search box to find old threads.
Report Lee Ho Fooks August 28, 2020 8:37 AM BST
sparrow - that would be too easy!
Report elisjohn August 29, 2020 8:03 PM BST
oh you are awful, but i like you LaughLaugh, now on
Report sparrow August 29, 2020 8:09 PM BST
Must be Dick Emery.
Report elisjohn August 29, 2020 8:52 PM BST
GrinGrin
Report elisjohn August 29, 2020 9:30 PM BST
its actually goodLaugh
Report elisjohn September 10, 2020 8:25 AM BST
9.30 am  THE FRENCH MISTRESS
dont watch if youre offended my young teenagers being  lascivious   on a gorgeous french mistress.Laugh.
Report sparrow September 10, 2020 8:43 AM BST
At this time of the day Shocked
Report elisjohn September 10, 2020 9:01 AM BST
sorry 9.50.
1960 comedy.cecil parker,james robertsonjustice and irene handel.
Boys of melbury primary are plunged into turmoil when the new french master turns out to be a mistress!
Report elisjohn September 23, 2020 7:50 AM BST
not talking pics, but only now come across channel 11 sky arts on freeview , and actually on now is madame butterfly from the  royal opera. , went to see this to the theatre few years back and though not really my cup of tea, it was magnificent. After this is 2 episodes of tales of the unexpected, and tonight fleetwood macCool
Report Lee Ho Fooks September 23, 2020 8:28 AM BST
The second Tales of the unexpected should have general appeal on here - an American gambler must come up with a cunning plan to win a bet.
Report Lee Ho Fooks September 23, 2020 8:29 AM BST
(Sky Arts HD channel 122)
Report elisjohn September 23, 2020 8:38 AM BST
YES 9.30, (an american gambler must come up with a cunning plan to slow down a ship at sea to win a bet )
Report elisjohn October 28, 2020 7:05 PM GMT
dick barton series started the other nightGrin
Report FOYLESWAR October 29, 2020 10:46 AM GMT
laurel and hardy the big noise on now !
Report FOYLESWAR October 29, 2020 11:57 AM GMT
stan and ollie looking after  a bomb ! what could go wrong?
Report stewarty b November 2, 2020 12:19 AM GMT
Don't know if it's been mentioned before but just watched a really good film on this channel (IMO)

'Fear Strikes Out'.

Biopic of baseball player Jimmy Piersall, whose desperation to please his father took a toll on his mental health.

Just came across it by chance and a good watch.


Missed the opening credits but with Anthony Perkins and Karl Malden in it it's hard to go wrong.
Report sparrow November 2, 2020 4:27 PM GMT
On the eve of the American Presidency election the channel shows a light hearted political comedy at 6.30pm tonight.


18:30     Left, Right and Centre     1959. Comedy. Director: Sidney Gilliat. Stars: Ian Carmichael, Alastair Sim & Patricia Bredin. The Tory candidate at the Earndale by-election inadvertently starts a friendship with his election rival.
Report elisjohn November 12, 2020 8:58 PM GMT
THE BOYS  tomorrow 3.25 pm, one of the true great films, do not miss it
Report elisjohn November 14, 2020 1:43 PM GMT
the arsenal stadium mystery starting now . havent seen it before
Report sparrow November 14, 2020 1:50 PM GMT
Never hear of that one before, elisjohn.

 
Good film at 11.30pm tonight......1966 film  "This Property is Condemned......In this film adaptation of a Tennessee Williams play, Alva (Natalie Wood) is a radiant Southern belle who clashes with her oppressive mother, Hazel (Kate Reid). Hazel is trying to force Alva to take an affluent husband, but the young woman has eyes for Owen Legate (Robert Redford), a handsome city slicker visiting their tiny Mississippi town. Hazel disapproves of Owen and forces him to stop seeing her daughter. In an act of revenge, Alva takes up with her mother's beau, J.J. (Charles Bronson).
Report elisjohn November 14, 2020 1:56 PM GMT
great football action, from 1939, ted drake looks good
Report elisjohn November 14, 2020 2:07 PM GMT
The Arsenal Stadium Mystery
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  one of the first feature films wherein football is a central element in the plot. The film was directed by Thorold Dickinson, and shot at Denham Film Studios and on location at Arsenal Stadium. It was written by Dickinson, Donald Bull, and Alan Hyman, adapted from a 1939 novel by Leonard Gribble.[1][2]


Contents
1    Plot
2    Cast
3    Production
4    References
5    External links
Plot
The film is a murder mystery set, as the title suggests, at the Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London, then the home of Arsenal Football Club, who were at the time one of the dominant teams in English football. The backdrop is a friendly match between Arsenal and The Trojans, a fictitious amateur side. One of the Trojans' players drops dead during the match and when it is revealed he has been poisoned, suspicion falls on his teammates as well as his former mistress. Detective Inspector Slade (Leslie Banks) is called in to solve the crime.[1]
Report onlooker November 17, 2020 9:07 PM GMT
Episode  of BUDGIE - just started

Opening Shots - Adam Faith, and others, in a Betting Shop.

Adam Faith - "It's a good thing, like Mill Reef"

Other bloke  - "Be better if you had said Brigadier Gerard"

Other bloke ... "Listen, Budgie - It only a good thing if it is a bent as a fourpenny bit"

Happy   Great - and authentic - Script writing.
Report onlooker November 17, 2020 9:13 PM GMT
Blimey   - One of the punters is a Copper's Nark - and he is giving some info to a detective - under the cover of them both being Punters.

The Copper's Nark is played  by Leonard Rossiter (Rigsby)  Happy
Report 11kv November 17, 2020 9:44 PM GMT
5  Imitation silk ties for 45p
Report 11kv November 17, 2020 9:53 PM GMT
Dickie Davis and Charlie Endell talking tips..
Report ronnie rails November 17, 2020 10:01 PM GMT
11kv

is that Charles Endell with 2 lls
we must be getting old

hope you are well
regards
Ronnie.
Report smirnoff2therescue November 17, 2020 10:05 PM GMT
BBC 4 now - play for today - boys from the blackstuff - simply brilliant tv LoveLoveLove
Report GLASGOWCALLING November 17, 2020 10:11 PM GMT
Anyone else spot Ryan Price briefly. ?? Happy
Report ronnie rails November 17, 2020 10:12 PM GMT
Smirnoff

sad to say a lot will be saying yossers catchphrase in the near future in these sad times,

hope you are well
regards
Ronnie.
Report hologon November 17, 2020 10:34 PM GMT
Minder last week boxing match they bet 1/2 and 11/2.
Report hologon November 17, 2020 10:34 PM GMT
Minder last week boxing match they bet 1/2 and 11/2.
Report clayfield1 November 18, 2020 11:48 AM GMT
Good film on Paramount the other day, Once upon a time in London. Gangster film about Jack Spot and Billy Hill.
Report sparrow November 18, 2020 11:54 AM GMT
clayfield...Where can you access the Paramount channel?
Report sparrow November 18, 2020 11:56 AM GMT
Ah ok, found it now.


Freeview
32
Sky
150
BT
32
TalkTalk
32
Virgin Media
150
Freesat
132
Report sparrow November 18, 2020 12:21 PM GMT
"Once Upon A Time In London" film showing again on the Paramount channel on Saturday night at 11.10pm.
Report hologon November 18, 2020 7:52 PM GMT
Onlooker the coppers  nark  was Milton Johns not Leonard Rossiter
Report RothmanMike November 19, 2020 4:40 PM GMT
Horse racing “ringer” case on Talking  Pictures at the moment.
Report 11kv November 19, 2020 4:42 PM GMT
"Marching money"
Report sparrow November 19, 2020 4:45 PM GMT
Thanks Rothman, don't know how we missed this one.
Report sparrow November 19, 2020 4:49 PM GMT
Nov 20     16:30     No Hiding Place - Dead Ringer     1961. Crime. Directed by Richard West. Stars: Raymond Francis, Eric Lander and Peter Vaughan. A newly discovered episode. Tough case surrounding a clever horse racing 'ringer'.






Hopefully this episode will be repeated.
Report sparrow November 29, 2020 3:50 PM GMT
Decent film on tonight at 10pm.

Nov 29     22:00     The Angry Silence     1960. Drama. Director: Guy Green. Stars: Richard Attenborough, Pier Angeli, Michael Craig & Bernard Lee. Tom Curtis works at a factory but refuses to participate in an unofficial strike.
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