Wyblog

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.
Blog image

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.

Blog image

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.


Blog image

SleuthUpdates

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

Blog image
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".
Blog imageRead more here

Before The Plane MakersUpdates

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

Blog image

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

Blog image

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

Blog image
"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





Plane Makers CompleteUpdates

Posted by Henderson Mon, April 17, 2017 11:19:31

Network has re-issued all 42 surviving episodes of "The Plane Makers" in a DVD box set out today - Blog imageMore information from the Network website

DoppelgangerUpdates

Posted by Henderson Mon, April 17, 2017 07:01:56

Over the Easter weekend we've been on a Journey to the Far Side of the Sun, looking at the mirror world of Doppelganger. With an exploration vehicle called Phoenix, and a shuttle called the Dove, bringing a messenger (Roy Thinnes) who dies trying to convince a disbelieving world of the truth, maybe Rank should have released this film over Easter 1969, instead of holding the film back for Christmas.
Blog imageHere's Patrick Wymark and the redoubtable Norma Ronald - this time playing secretary Pam Kirby. You can read more at our new Doppelganger page here