I wonder if Bob Monkhouse recorded any lost TIYL episodes?
What is the Bob Monkhouse/This Is Your Life connection?? I'm confused! Was Bob a big TIYL fan??!!
Bob was a keen film collector and also one of the earliest people to get into home recording, by the sounds of it, I think he recorded a lot of TV for personal use including his own shows but gradually his collection got quite large. I think he was in discussions with people to get his archive sorted before he died, which is where Laleidiscope came in I think, Ifrom what I understand they are still going through the collection, but i think its likely that theres probably material there featuring Dad's army stars, what would be really cool was if the three missing eps turned up but i think if they had we'd have heard about that by now
I recently found an article about This is Your Life from the TV Times in 1975. It's mostly just about the show itself, so I've attached the part of the article which I hope will be of most interest; a short interview with Clive about his appearance on TIYL. Clive says he was locked away in a room on his own for such a long time, he drank a bottle of wine and then staggered out when the show started! We can only hope this lost show turns up some day!
Not sure if there are many Clive Dunn fans on the forum but someone maybe interested to know that Clive's 1974 series "My Old Man" is out on 2nd August. It's being released by Network DVD for the bargain price £7.99!
Post by Dave Homewood on Jul 6, 2010 1:22:34 GMT 12
Wow, I'd like to get hold of that. His wife Priscilla played his daughter. i hav the original pilot which was part of the Seven of One series and starred Ronnie Barker in the Sam Cobbett role. I'd love to see Clive in the role though.
I'd never heard of The Johnny Logan Show either so I 'googled' it! It appears the scottish comedian Johnny Logan had a popular tv show in the late 50's which ran for a couple of series and then he did a couple of one off specials in the 1960's, including the one that featured Clive Dunn. I'm afraid that was all I could find, there's very little information on the series on the net, maybe someone remembers watching it??
Post by Dave Homewood on Dec 20, 2014 16:32:27 GMT 12
This is a fascinating fact I just discovered:
"The first Doctor Who spoof, however, was on the sketch show It’s a Square World in 1963. Clive Dunn – better known for playing Lance-Corporal Jack Jones in Dad’s Army – played a scientist called Doctor Fotheringown who, dressed in William Hartnell’s costume and wig, demonstrated a new rocket that ended up sending BBC Television Centre into space."
Post by Dave Homewood on Sept 21, 2015 11:33:56 GMT 12
Just re-reading the posts above that photo I posted above of Clive on It's a Square World must surely be the Doctor Who spoof, as he's on a costume very similar to William Hartnell's Doctor. Would you agree?