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Dear Supporters of Film and TV History,

“….Upon realising he has been returned to Christmas morning, Scrooge begins shouting “Merry Christmas!” at the top of his lungs. Genuinely overjoyed and bubbling with excitement, Scrooge barely takes time to dress and dances while he shaves….”

Dear Supporters of Film and TV History,

A very Merry Christmas to you all with not a ‘Bah-humbug’ in sight! Hoping this finds you with a glass of something nice or a cup of Bovril and a Kunzel cake to say the least! I’ve let Bob out of the projectionist box and he’s away with one of the usherettes for Christmas. But fear not! The reels are still rolling and we have a LOT of treats for you on the channel over the coming weeks. There are a few listings towards the back of the magazine, which include: Ghost Stories for Christmas – long unseen and unlocked from the BBC archives for you all. Also showing this Christmas, the Hayley Mills film The Trouble With Angels, a delightful comedy about two mischievous students who turn a convent school upside-down.  Also, Worzel Gummidge, the Christmas Special – and of course Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Scrooge! Good news – who remembers the 1970s series The Brothers? I’m delighted to say The Brothers starts on New Years day at 8pm. The series was based around conflict within the Hammond family over the direction of the family firm, a London-based road haulage business called Hammond Transport Services. It will be great to see the series once again so do make a note on your calendars!

As we approach another year, dad and I want to say a HUGE thank you to all of you for all your support this year. It means a great deal to us and thank you for spreading the word about the channel to all your friends and neighbours. Here’s to another year of saving celluloid!

Those of you who joined us in Christchurch in October will remember Timothy West CBE  on stage. What a dear chap he was, with tales from his life with wife and fellow actor, Prunella Scales CBE and their theatrical adventures. We have included his fascinating book in this magazine, which is a brilliant read with detailed accounts of their lives.

Tickets for the next event at the Savoy Theatre Monmouth, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July 2024 are now on sale – get your best seats quick before it sells out! The oldest working theatre site in Wales, the Grade II listed building has been restored with gilded plasterwork, red velvet curtains & chandeliers. Put the date on your calendars now! More details to follow.

Our St Albans Festival of Film, St Albans Arena 16th and 17th March 2024 is selling fast. Tickets for this event make a brilliant gift for a TPTV Superfan! Do call us soon to secure your seats before its too late!

Thank you all for your response on my idea for a huge glossy 40-page magazine. We hope to launch next year, more details coming soon….

Have a wonderful Christmas, thanks to all of you for your support and here’s to 2024, hoping we can meet even more of you in person next year!

“And even Tiny Tim … beat on the table with the handle of his knife, and feebly cried Hurrah!” 

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year from the real ‘’Smallest Show On Earth!’’ Sarah, (aka

Marlene Hogg but probably more like Mrs. Fazackalee); Noel, (aka  Percy Quill ) and Neill (Old Tom)!

Best wishes, Sarah, Noel and Neill.

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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!

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For this month’s films with subtitles CLICK HERE

For full listings visit www.talkingpicturestv.co.uk/schedule/

Sky 328 | Freeview 82 | Freesat 306 | Virgin 445