Post by Dave Homewood on Oct 14, 2016 22:23:51 GMT 12
Just to confirm that Frank Williams, Vicar from Dads Army will be appearing at Leeds – City Varieties 2.30pm Nov 8th and then as part of Mark Andrews Good Old Days at: Wed Nov 9 Stockport, Plaza –0161 477 7779 -2.30pm Tues Nov 15 Doncaster, Cast Theatre- 01302-303959 -1.30 Wed Nov 16 Kings Lynn, Corn Exchange- 01553-764864 -2.30
Jimmy Perry said he appeared in some episodes of Hugh and I....haven't been able to spot him anywhere from Youtube episodes, but did happen to see Frank appear around the 22:30 mark and again at around 26:25, from 1965....
im going to see frank again on Saturday at an autograph gonvention he foregets mine and my brothers names but mums he knows and says hello jan when we meet going to meet a few more aswell should be a good day
Post by Dave Homewood on Jun 19, 2017 17:27:24 GMT 12
Here is a great television film called The Mountain And The Molehill in which Frank Williams appears in a supporting role. This film is the true story of three boys who jeopardised the whole D Day invasion when they inadvertently used several invasion code words that they'd overheard while hanging out with American and Canadian troops in their area in crossword puzzles they were setting for their headmaster, who in turn was having them published in the Times. The security forces picked up on them and suspected a spy ring. Brilliant story, and all that woven around the main boy, Reg's, coming of age and his crush on the girl in who's house he was living as an evacuee. Well worth a viewing.
Frank's certainly never been afraid to do surreal stuff!
I had no idea Frank appeared in the show until my son watched this particular episode on Netflix. I heard the voice first rather than notice the face as it was swathed in bandages, then the courtroom sketch confirmed that it was indeed Frank.
Interesting film with Graham Stark, who specialised in the visual comedy, although one could have imagined Edward Sinclair blustering in and attempting to intervene!
I love these types of short-films featuring well-known types, they have a surreal quality to them. I still watch home movies with my old movie projector (albeit an 8mm, not a 16mm) at least until the bulb finally goes, because I've got no idea where I'd get a replacement.
Thanks for sharing that film (Andy and JM). I'd missed it previously. Looks like something to watch.
I've owned 8mm and 16mm projectors in my time but right now I just have a handful of films (the Diana Rigg 'vanity films' that we got scanned for the Avengers DVD releases) and no projectors. I will no doubt inherit more than I'll ever want when my parents, who are amateur filmmakers, pop off!