UpdatesPosted by Henderson Sat, September 08, 2018 10:02:16
With Network's BONKERS
sale extended to 17 September, you have another chance to buy the Complete Power Game DVD set for £10. You can also get Man of the World
for 34.00 which includes the episode The Mindreader
starring Patrick Wymark and Juliet Mills.
You can also buy the Armchair Theatre Archive disc
for £4 which includes the 1963 play The Invasion
by Angus Wilson starring Patrick Wymark.
UpdatesPosted by Henderson Wed, September 05, 2018 22:34:23
The Complete Power Game DVD Box set, comprising all three series, is currently on sale for £10 extended to 17 September in Network's "Bonkers
The question was posed today: "Do I need to watch The Plane Makers" before I watch "The Power Game". Interesting question. My answer is "No, it's not imperative." The first episode of "The Power Game" has conversations which refer back to the final episode of "The Plane Makers". They give you enough information to get an idea of what happened in the past. You would probably get extra value from having seen "The Plane Makers" but it doesn't really hurt to have not seen them (When "The Power Game" DVD's were first released, "The Plane Makers" weren't available on DVD).
More importantly, "The Power Game" was written as a standalone series, taking the continuing characters into a totally new situation.
And if you do want to know what happened in "The Plane Makers" we have an episode guide here.
UpdatesPosted by Henderson Tue, August 28, 2018 00:23:27Before Robert Bloch ever conceived of The Psychopath, Patrick Wymark and Margaret Johnston
worked together at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre (what would later become the Royal Shakespeare Company).
In 1956, Australian actress Margaret Johnston joined the company under Anthony Quayle. She won critical acclaim for her bespectacled, jokey Portia in The Merchant of Venice
opposite Emlyn Williams as Shylock. Patrick Gibbs of The Daily Telegraph
remarked on her "gay, girlish figure, with a personality all her own." Ivor Brown of The Observer
complimented her performance in the trial scene, "with a playful assumption of the learned legalist" keeping a smile beneath her spectacles.
Johnston earned praise as Desdemona opposite Harry Andrews' Othello
, for her "refreshingly independent air of femininity." She also won admirers in Anthony Quayle's final production for the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre. As Isabella in Measure for Measure,
Johnston was acclaimed for the captivating sincerity of her playing opposite Emlyn Williams as Antonio and Anthony Nicholls as the Duke.
Patrick Wymark also appeared in Measure for Measure
once again playing the comic role - this time as Pompey, the pimp who is arrested and imprisoned but is offered his freedom if he will help the overworked Executioner.
Ironically, the themes of Measure for Measure
are similar to those of The Psychopath -
deception, disguise, injustice and abuse of power, although Wymark and Johnston would play very different roles in the movie.
UpdatesPosted by Henderson Sat, August 18, 2018 17:04:47
1 May 1969 - the Broadway premiere of Hamlet, starring Nicol Williamson with Patrick Wymark as Claudius and Constance Cummings as Gertrude.
Tony Richardson's production at the Roundhouse in Camden had earned much praise, with Williamson winning an Evening Standard award. Read more about the American transfer at http://wymark.org.uk/hamlet.html
UpdatesPosted by Henderson Sat, August 11, 2018 13:23:03
In The Switch
(26 January 1966) Sir John Wilder decides that Bligh Construction will buy one of its suppliers. Owner Joe Panton (Alfred Burke) is not impressed
You can read more at http://www.wymark.org.uk/power7.html
and read more about Alfred Burke as Frank Marker at
UpdatesPosted by Henderson Tue, July 03, 2018 20:38:05
Derby, June 30 2018. A second convention celebrating the Gerry and Sylvia Anderson TV series UFO
was held at the Quad. This time there was the bonus of an ultra-rare screening of the original release print of the Patrick Wymark movie Doppelganger.
Read our full report at http://wymark.org.uk/shado2.html
UpdatesPosted by Henderson Sun, June 24, 2018 08:45:08
There was no new series of The Power Game
in 1968, but on January 15 1968, ATV did broadcast The Curtis Affair
a one-off play by Wilfred Greatorex.
While there are no characters from The Power Game
in this play, it does pick up some themes from the previous series ( businessman Andrew Keir is accused of making excess profit on a Government contract). The play also starred Michael Jayston as ambitious MP Gerry Hackett - a year before he would join The Power Game
as Lincoln Dowling.
UpdatesPosted by Henderson Sun, June 17, 2018 16:57:42
In which we look at The Power Game Board Game