Review of The Invasion (1963)Updates

Posted by Henderson Sun, November 26, 2017 16:51:40

The Invasion is a 1963 episode of Armchair Theatre, written by Angus Wilson and starring Patrick Wymark as a property tycoon.
Blog imageThe Invasion is now available on DVD from Network in a disc which includes 3 other plays including The Worm In The Bud starring Barry Foster and Elizabeth Begley (Margie from The Plane Makers)

You can read a review of The Invasion here.

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1963 Patrick Wymark play coming to DVDUpdates

Posted by Henderson Sun, November 12, 2017 15:50:34

Blog imageIn December, Network DVD will be releasing “Armchair Theatre Archive” Volume 2, which contains four episodes of the ABC drama strand including 1963’s “The Invasion”.

Written by novelist Angus Wilson, the satirical comedy starred Patrick Wymark and Eleanor Summerfield as two “new rich” incomers engaged in a conflict with the gentry (represented by Athene Saylor, Frances Rowe and Clive Morton, unaware that Martians are secretly invading the planet).

Born in Bexhill in 1913, Wilson began writing following a nervous breakdown while working as a codebreaker at Bletchley Park during World War Two. He later wrote “Anglo Saxon Attitudes” and “The Old Men At The Zoo”, both of which were adapted for television.

The DVD is currently on offer for “pre-order” on the Network website

Left Handed LibertyUpdates

Posted by Henderson Tue, August 29, 2017 20:57:50

The Magna Carta of 1215 is generally viewed as the foundation stone of English liberty. In the City of Lincoln, one of the four surviving copies is securely displayed in the new David PJ Ross Vault in Lincoln Castle.
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But today, it is recognised that the Magna Carta was just a starting point - viewed at the time as short-term pragmatism. The City of Lincoln is currently celebrating the Forest Charter of 1217 (also displayed in the vault), which restored common law to land previously designated as Royal Forests.

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In 1965, Patrick Wymark starred as King John in "Left Handed Liberty", a play commissioned by the Corporation of the City of London to celebrate the 750th anniversary of Magna Carta. Playwright John Arden realised during his research that there was a hidden story about Magna Carta - what it really meant to King John and his Barons - and what that tells us about freedom today. You can read more about Left Handed Liberty here.

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Posted by Henderson Tue, August 08, 2017 20:20:22

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His Last Bow; On 29 July 1970, Patrick Wymark starred in the Australian premiere of SLEUTH. http://wymark.org.uk/sleuth.html

The NunsUpdates

Posted by Henderson Sun, June 18, 2017 21:02:59

In 1970, Patrick Wymark starred as a cigar smoking Mother Superior in "The Nuns".
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Before The Plane MakersUpdates

Posted by Henderson Sun, May 21, 2017 10:31:32

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We're looking at Things to Come, No Highway and The Sound Barrier - the image of aviation and the industry before The Plane Makers see more here

The Power of AndersonUpdates

Posted by Henderson Tue, May 09, 2017 14:43:32

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We look at the influence of Patrick Wymark, the Plane Makers and the Power Game on the works of Gerry Anderson

We look at the influence of Patrick Wymark, the Plane Makers and the Power Game on the works of Gerry Anderson http://wymark.org.uk/power21.html

Too Much To LoseUpdates

Posted by Henderson Sat, April 22, 2017 16:12:51

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"We all know you sell planes on politics and skulduggery." A revised review of "Too Much To Lose", the first John Wilder episode of "The Plane Makers" now available on the complete DVD set from Network - read the review HERE