Dear Supporters of Film and TV History,
A huge thank you to all of you who travelled from the four corners of the globe to be with us at Christchurch. It was so wonderful to meet so many of you – as one attendee said to me ‘it was like visiting family for the weekend’. Such a glorious atmosphere, seeing everyone join in with Ray Dorset singing “In the Summertime” was brilliant – so many highlights, I’ve tried to give you as many as I can below. It’s difficult to describe how fun these events are and what the atmosphere is like, so many people also come alone and leave as friends. Looking forward to St Albans 16th & 17th March 2024.
I can now announce our tremendous line up! Two lost British feature films, lots of unseen and lost shorts, plus Britt Ekland, Rita Tushingham, Rick Wakeman CBE, Mike Read, Caroline Munro, Madeline Smith, Brian Murphy, Linda Regan, Norman Eshley, Nicholas Bond-Owen, Kate Garner, Julian Dutton, Nigel Plaskitt, Jonathan Kydd, Hartley Hare, Andre Vincent, Neil Brand, Mel Byron and Lola Lamour! More info HERE GET YOUR TICKETS QUICK! Perfect Christmas gifts.
Talking of Christmas, I finally managed to record Noel reading his life story, Reel to Real on an audio CD. Perfect for those who struggle to read but love a good book, it’s the IDEAL Christmas gift. 5 discs nearly 5 hours long. Noel tells you all about his fascinating times in the film industry. As Noel himself says, it’s perfect for insomniacs! The audiobook makes a great gift for fans of Film & TV. Just £25 with free postage for all 5 discs! Click HERE There’s also the perfect gift for the Scrooge in your life! We all know one! A great deal with a Bah Humbug hat to boot! Click HERE. Fans of Bob the Projectionist look out for his t-shirt HERE! Also, last chance to order the 2024 TPTV calendar! Click HERE
Great news for the channel – Worzel Gummidge is coming soon and a host of premieres including Bindle, a once lost film starring Alfie Bass; Noel’s new series on Mondays & Wednesdays; two new Children’s Film Foundation films for Saturday Morning Pictures: Bungala Boys and Caught in the Net; new episodes of Fireball XL5 and a new series featuring the Baim Collection of films, every week before Manhunt – we may just have even more good news for you soon… all I can say is ‘Evening All!’
Now this little booklet is only a small, free magazine, but I have great news – in January I’m looking to produce a LARGE, A4 Size 40-page Official TPTV magazine, with full listings for the channel for one month, articles on nostalgia, articles on TV and Film History, The Footage Detectives, the studios, puzzles, quizzes, crosswords, interviews with stars we know and love from the 50s and 60s, a Cellar Club page, a Saddle Up page; Letters to the Projectionist, letters from the stars and products and events – all in a glossy big magazine! What do you think? It’s looking like it will cost £55 for 12 limited edition magazines (one a month). Please let me know if you think it’s a good idea and would be interested in subscribing? I look forward to hearing your thoughts. firstname.lastname@example.org or mention when you ring us. I am excited about the idea. It will be nothing like this little free leaflet and a lot more to read and do! No need to buy a TV listing magazine any more!
Sad news as we say goodbye to our dear friend Bill Kenwright CBE. He was a real supporter of the channel and we shall miss him terribly. Our thoughts are with Jenny Seagrove, his wife. More sad news, Rosemary Squires, known as the British Doris Day, sadly passed away in September; also Mark Goddard, (Cully on Johnny Ringo) left us on 10th October.
We will be back in touch in December with news on our Christmas line up (Bah Humbug!)
Best wishes, Sarah, Noel and Neill.
TPTV Encore on Freeview
Talking Pictures TV is thrilled to announce that our catch up service Encore is now on Freeview. If your Freeview television or set top box is connected to the internet then you will see the Encore logo top right of your screen. When you see the Encore logo simply press the red button on your remote control to be transported to your own private cinema, where you’ll find 100s of films and TV series. All available to watch for free – no TV licence required – and catch up on at any time!