Post by Dave Homewood on Jan 27, 2019 8:39:13 GMT 12
I have never worked out why Babar Bhatti left IAHHM under that cloud of media exposure and family issues, but then appears to have done a few more acting jobs subsequently. Maybe rather than be packed off back to Pakistan as the other cast thought he may have gone for a short time, then returned to his restaurant and the quiet life in London, and taken the odd small part when he could. He was discovered by Jimmy and David in the restaurant so he may have returned to it, not sure.
Unfortunately he probably has been out of the public eye for too long for people to care or remember. Perish the thought, but if he died 20-25 years ago it may have been different. It's amazing to think he was born only the year after James Beck.
He did have a good TV run though, he did the entire IAHHM series (1974-1981) and then virtually straight into Never The Twain (1981-1991), so he was never really off TV, for long, (in Britain at least) for about 17 years, plus all the other bits-and-pieces he did.
Actually, I think he's very fondly remembered, but maybe considerably less well known among younger generations.
Like Wikipedia, IMDB is only as good as its information sources and editors. Sometimes the odd error just has to creep in. For instance, there was one actor I was researching some time ago and they'd combined the credits of another actor with the same name.
(Robert Russell, probably best known for Doctor Who: Terror of the Zygons - www.imdb.com/name/nm0751416/ - his earliest three credits, as 'Bob Russell' are for a different actor entirely. And the error still persists despite my reporting this.)
Last Edit: Jan 27, 2019 13:14:12 GMT 12 by Alan Hayes: Typo corrected.
Post by Andy Howells on Jan 27, 2019 22:18:03 GMT 12
I wonder if Babar is still around? |He could also have done work in radio and theatre.) Its fair to say though that Jimmy and David gave him some funny scenes in these early episodes (usually getting a laugh). I was watching the Cobra episode last night and love the scene where he tries to charm the snake away from BSM Williams. I wont spoil the joke but its classic!
Post by Andy Howells on Feb 1, 2019 6:50:00 GMT 12
Not a problem, a pity it didn't carry on another half hour (but I'm just greedy!), I really enjoyed hearing Windsor discuss his life and career. Would have been lovely to have heard a bit more about his time on IAHHM but I love the story about the stage show, a great interview!
Post by Dave Homewood on Feb 2, 2019 8:40:14 GMT 12
Not yet. The project ended due to a lack of interest, in fact more a deliberate shutting down of all things IAHHM, by the modern day politically correct nanny state BBC, which scared all the publishers off.
Having been tempted by the low price, I bit and have spent some of today watching 'Not Now Comrade'. While the cast are good, that's 86 minutes of my life I'm never going to revisit. The Amazon reviews that lean towards 'dreadful' are being kind.
Post by Andy Howells on Feb 28, 2019 8:10:05 GMT 12
I saw the trailer on YouTube the other day, it looks a bit like a rehash of No Sex Please, We're British (I quite enjoy that one!) it looks fun to see Windsor and Don in action so I might grab it if I see it in a bargain bin !