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PUTTING THE BOOT IN

THE FLARE PLAYERS AND TV VIOLENCE By Nicholas Hughes April 11th 1969. Hog waits for Spicer to show his big, ugly mug at the nightclub. He waits in the shadows, holding bottle of clear liquid that clearly isn’t water…if y...
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Michael York

MICHAEL YORK by Nicholas Hughes Soho, 1970. Assembled in one of the more prominent British film industry buildings are the best young actors the UK has ever produced. Anthony Hopkins is entertaining Ian Ogilvy and Timoth...
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Pamela Franklin

PAMELA FRANKLIN BY DANIEL OLIVER It’s often been observed how British film-makers routinely waste their best actresses. In which case, Pamela Franklin can count herself extremely lucky. As if sensing in advance how...
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JUDY GEESON

  Judy Geeson By Daniel Oliver “For weeks I had hunted this girl, tracking her movements among the cafes, bars and nightclubs of Swinging London. Now at last I had her cornered in a small drinking booth in the Infer...
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1966 & ALL THAT (BLOW UP)

When m’colleague Daniel Oliver and I came up with the idea of celebrating an era of British acting that straddled the 60s and 70s, we discussed just where this era would begin. Was there some moment in British cinema his...
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Blog Jammin’

BLOG JAMMIN’ I have a confession to make, Rhubba fans…I have a weakness for a French radio station. I first discovered Nostalgie when on honeymoon in France last October and it is a station dedicated to the h...
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PATRICK MOWER

PATRICK MOWER By DANIEL OLIVER 1973: a decisive time in the men’s fragrance market. Bass noted musk, the disposable cartridge safety razor, soap-on-a-rope. There is everything to play for. But one man alone holds t...
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Nicky Henson

  by DANIEL OLIVER “O.K. I want long hair, I want cocky, I want leathers. I want the man most likely to get my daughter up the duff. There’s only one guy in the frame here, and as luck would have it, he’...
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Who Are The Flare Players?

by DANIEL OLIVER ‘Who are they?’ I hear you all ask, crowds now swarming forward with an insatiable hunger to learn more. Well, I’ll tell you. The Flare Players were a loose collection of British acting...