Post by Andy Howells on Jan 17, 2019 10:08:14 GMT 12
I'm probably most familiar with Matthew Horne from playing Gavin in Gavin and Stacey. I think he might be able to do Walker justice, at least hes closer to the age than Leslie Grantham was in the stage version. I would really like to have seen Kevin Bishop back myself ah well -I'm just pleased they are making these!
Why have the chosen a 31 year old Jewish guy to play 17 year old Pike? I am baffled by most of the castings here but that one leaves me gobsmacked.
In my opinion, that was one of the failings in the film version where there was no distinct difference visually in age between the characters of Walker and Pike, whereas in the TV series, Walker looked like a man of the world and Pike came across as young, green and naïve. Mathew Horne and Tom Rosenthal look as if they could be best mates.
It's a minor gripe though - I'm just delighted that another Dad's Army creation is on the way.
Post by Alan Hayes on Feb 11, 2019 12:47:52 GMT 12
There will be a Q&A held on 14th April 2019 at the BFI Southbank as part of the Radio Times Festival featuring Kevin McNally and Robert Bathurst, which will feature first glimpses of the remade lost episodes.
I am not that familliar with the names presented, David Hayman was the only name I knew straight away! Bernard Cribbins, for example, I of course recognized after looking him up online. He played the super annoying hotel guest in Fawlty Towers - the one where Basil suspects him being a hotel inspector. (I realize of course that Bernard Cribbins has a long and distinguished career other than this rather small part😊.) I think he will make an excellent Godfrey!
”By Jove, that’s the sort of talk I like to hear!”
Beats me that for years and years people have visualised remakes in their heads but never come to terms with the reality when it happens.
I personally, think remaking the lost episodes is better than nothing, okay they wont be as good as the originals I'm sure but I'll settle for them and my radio versions (and the animated remake) until the three episodes surface!
That's clickbait, pure and simple. I thought before reading it that it would have been written from the perspective of the writer having seen some material from the remakes. Sadly not - just someone driving nails into the coffin before the programmes have been given a chance.
It will be interesting to see how the boisterous Timothy West plays the mild mannered persona of Godfrey. Anything I've seen featuring Timothy West usually has him acting like an angry Captain Mainwaring most of the time. Like Brian Blessed, he always seems one step away from erupting into full blown meltdown mode - determined to take the rest of the cast with him. Still, he is of course an actor and capable of playing the part as required. Let's hope so - or Mainwaring, Wilson and Jones will have their work cut out trying to keep him in check!