Post by Andy Howells on Sept 29, 2018 22:46:53 GMT 12
Was watching the programme Pop Charts Britannia on BBC Four last night which looked at the history of the British pop chart. It featured a very brief clip of Clive at No.1 on Top of The Pops from early 1971 so I thought I'd take a quick pic for posterity!
Post by Dave Homewood on Dec 2, 2018 1:04:52 GMT 12
Bootsy And Snudge Cast members of the television comedy series Bootsy and Snudge pictured together on set in 1962. Clockwise from bottom left: Robert Dorning (1913-1989), Bill Fraser (1908-1987), Alfie Bass (1916-1987), Clive Dunn (1920-2012) and Patricia Clapton (?). (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)
Clive Dunn Actor Clive Dunn posing with his wife Priscilla and mother Connie, after the investiture when he received his OBE, London, October 29th 1975. (Photo by Frank Barratt/Keystone/Getty Images)
A Night To Remember From left to right: British actors Jimmy Edwards (1920-1988), Richard Wattis (1912-1975) and Clive Dunn (1920-2012) pictured together in a scene from the television drama 'A Night To Remember' in 1966. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)
Clive Dunn and Richard Wattis In A Night To Remember English actors Clive Dunn (1920-2012) on left, and Richard Wattis (1912-1975) pictured together in a scene from the television drama 'A Night to Remember' in 1966. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty images)
VE Day Anniversary - Bill Pertwee and Clive Dunn - London Actors Bill Pertwee (left) and Clive Dunn, from BBC comedy Dad's Army, entertain schoolchildren at the launch of the Inner London Education Authority's VE Day anniversary celebration. They are on board a fire engine used in Soho during the war. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Entertainment - National Egg Week Launch - London Actor Clive Dunn joins Peggy Fenner, Parliamentary Secretary for the State of Agriculture, at the Savoy Hotel to launch National Egg Week. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Actor Clive Dunn in his role as butcher Lance Corporal Jones in the BBC television series Dads Army January 1973 (Photo by Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
PA NEWS 31/7/98 TO MARK THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST BROADCAST OF THE VINTAGE COMEDY SHOW 'DAD'S ARMY', ACTOR CLIVE DUNN JOINS A CAST REUNION AT THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM TO COINCIDE WITH THE RELEASE OF NEW AUDIO TAPES, BBC 2'S FIRST SERIES REPEAT AND A SIGNED 'DAD'S ARMY' FIRST DAY COVER. (Photo by Matthew Fearn - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Post by Dave Homewood on Jan 10, 2019 21:53:02 GMT 12
Clive Dunn spent a considerable amount of his war in a POW 'camp' in two school rooms above a hairdresser's shop in Liezen, Austria. This is Liezen, wow what a gorgeous place. It looks like a film set!
Post by Dave Homewood on Jan 14, 2019 17:53:32 GMT 12
I see from the listing on IMDb that the ten main cast members plus Janet Davies and Pam Cundell all appeared on Clive Dunn's This Is Your Life. I assume that someone must have dug this info out of ITV's records. Oddly no-one else is mentioned though. I'd really like to see this episode, so sad it was wiped. www.imdb.com/title/tt0721549/?ref_=nm_flmg_slf_37
I knew Jones was slow, but you'd think he would have an idea on how to use the pelican crossing having been shown by Sgt Wilson three years previously when the whole platoon went into town to learn the drill! As the Germans would likely say 'those old Lance Corporals, they don't like it flashing!'
Post by Andy Howells on May 28, 2019 18:34:10 GMT 12
Well, theres a lot of the old man character that Clive developed in Old Johnson (from Bootsie and Snudge). Clive featured in several other films and TV shows during the 60s and many seem to be a variation on that character (which like other character actors of the period was probably how he was asked to play it).
Its interesting that when Dad's Army arrived Clive somehow managed to blur Jones with Johnson a bit. When he performed his hit Grandad, he was really performing it in his old man character (which had filtered into his cabaret act), whereas Jonesy even crossed over into this medium too (and even was referenced on Clive's 1970 album on some tracks!)
There is evidence of both characters as the years go on and usually Clive seemed to blur into both when he gave interviews in later life and then back to himself. A very funny and talented man.