Post by Dave Homewood on Jul 7, 2017 23:53:27 GMT 12
I just happened across this 1970's comedy "Get Some In" on Youtube. I was aware of the comedy, but I had never seen it. So I started watching, and who should show up but none other than Talfryn Thomas as an RAF Corporal called Chalky! The show is very good, too.
I saw it (Get Some In) a long time ago but at my young age then probably didn't appreciate it very much. But it is quite good. It's probably one of those 'forgotten' shows, not actually forgotten completely, but it rarely gets a mention.
It's interesting it had David Janson in it, who later played the postman in Keeping Up Appearances, or if you don't like that show, he played the kid walking along the canal with Ringo in A Hard Days Night.
Post by Dave Homewood on Jul 9, 2017 20:53:58 GMT 12
I have watched all of Series One on Youtube and am now into Series Two. It's a really fun show. And the writers, Esmonde and Larbey (of The Good Life fame) have gotten the Air Force lifestyle spot on. So many things in the show I recognise from my own RNZAF service. It looks like the entire series is on Youtube for those keen to enjoy it.
In the meantime, regarding Talfyn, another series he was really great in, and the series as a whole is a must watch, is Survivors. I completely loved that show when I finally got to watch it about 2-3 years back.
I just watched the first Jon Pertwee Doctor Who serial with Talfryn playing a hospital porter.
Interested to see the refs to Get Some In which I remember watching but I don't recall Talfryn appearing - I'll have to maybe watch the DVDs.
Back in the day we went to see a Get Some In stage show and I remember seeing David Janson in that and also he was directing the first panto that we took our son to see a few years ago.
Tal also appeared in another Jon Pertwee Doctor Who story - The Green Death set in a Welsh coalmine invaded by Giant Maggots! Tal of course later had a major role in Survivors (created by Terry Nation of Daleks fame)
Post by butterflymind on Aug 27, 2021 10:34:43 GMT 12
Apologies if this is a slightly odd post. My partner is Tal's godson, he was quite young when Tal died, but has lots of fond memories of him. Recently my partner's mother, who knew Tal very well, died unexpectedly. We are trying to locate some information on Tal, and particularly on where he was buried /if there is any memorial to him. It seems a bit of a long shot posting here, but as this is one of the few places with an active thread about Tal, it seems worth a chance.
Post by Andy Howells on Sept 1, 2021 5:11:06 GMT 12
I seem to recall from chatting with Tal's brother, Brythron that when he died his partner took care of everything(!) I think several personal effects were lost which was sad
I do believe a memorial service was held for Tal at the actors church in London because Brythron told me after the service they came out and came across a memorial tree or bush in memory of James Beck!
I hope a memorial could be created for Tal - I recall a member of the DAAS at the time (this was 20 years ago) called Andy Jones had started writing a book on him. I don't think it came to anything.
I did exchange a few letters with Brythron about Tal as I was writing a brief biography of him at the time for my website.