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  • The London Nobody Knows.

    Heads-up FYI

    One of the most evocative “old London” films is on
    @TalkingPicsTV
    this Tuesday - set your recorders now.

    As we all know this doc features a visit to Handbury Street.


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    It’s a classic Richard. Highly recommended to anyone who hasn’t seen it. It’s recently been mentioned by George on the Richardson thread.

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    • #3
      Grimey and atmospheric, it captures the period perfectly.
      Thems the Vagaries.....

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      • #4
        Iconic film!! Love it

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        • #5
          Along with some of the locations seen, there are street performers in the film/documentary that I saw myself in the early 1970s with my family. I also used the gents toilet in Holborn that's shown, with the cisterns made of glass with goldfish inside.

          I first saw it early 2000s and downloaded it as an avi format video file which I still have, made possible when broadband first became available.

          Back in 2010, Dan Cruickshank had a little series (actually, 2 episodes of 15 minutes each) titled The London Nobody Knows on Radio 4. He visits places that were in the original film/doc. It's on iPlayer.

          Historian and broadcaster Dan Cruickshank goes off the beaten track in London
          These are not clues, Fred.
          It is not yarn leading us to the dark heart of this place.
          They are half-glimpsed imaginings, tangle of shadows.
          And you and I floundering at them in the ever vainer hope that we might corral them into meaning when we will not.
          We will not.

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          • #6
            Here’s another similar thing on YouTube.

            One pair of eyes, Georgia Brown- Who are the cockneys now. 1968

            “Georgia Brown visits her old childhood home in Whitechapel”

            Last edited by Yabs; 08-09-2022, 12:22 PM.

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            • #7
              I know this one as well.

              I just had a look on her wikipedia page

              It says she died at 58, in 1992, from complications of emergency surgery to remove an intestinal obstruction.

              Apparently she was on the same episode of The Ed Sullivan Show that also had The Beatles first live USA appearance.

              Also, she was on Star Trek The Next Generation, twice, as Worf's adoptive mother. I've seen the episodes many times but it never clicked that it was Georgia Brown.

              The show was part of the One Pair of Eyes BBC TV series. If you can use BBC's iPlayer you can watch the Georgia Brown episode there. It's a shame that it appears to be the only episode of One Pair of Eyes that they have. I'd like to see more episodes. It started in the 1960s and I bet the BBC themselves wiped some of those early episodes.

              https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod...e-cockneys-now
              These are not clues, Fred.
              It is not yarn leading us to the dark heart of this place.
              They are half-glimpsed imaginings, tangle of shadows.
              And you and I floundering at them in the ever vainer hope that we might corral them into meaning when we will not.
              We will not.

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              • #8
                Georgia Brown also sang a couple of songs in the Holmes vs the Ripper movie A Study In Terror. John Neville made a good Sherlock Holmes imo.

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                • #9
                  Her companion on the trip was Lionel Bart.

                  This is a fantastic one hour documentary on the life of musical theater composer Lionel Bart. Enjoy.

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                  • #10
                    One of the best telly adverts ever, in my opinion.





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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by richardh View Post
                      Heads-up FYI

                      One of the most evocative “old London” films is on
                      @TalkingPicsTV
                      this Tuesday - set your recorders now.

                      As we all know this doc features a visit to Handbury Street.


                      https://twitter.com/MaxTundra/status...A2QAww0SWh_m6Q
                      Perfect description of modern London, to be quite honest.

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