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Re: Other actor's

Postby steve sheffield » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:16 pm

The taxi driver who demands " £5.10 " after delivering Harolds long lost brother Arthur in " Cuckoo in the nest " has just appeared in the "Good life" as a farmer taking a pig to mate with Tom and Barbara's pig ! in the episode Home sweet home. Edwin Brown?
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Re: Other actor's

Postby Tom Jones » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:29 am

I just saw Brian Oulton (The man selling Harold the Piano), in Carry on Camping.
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Re: Other actor's

Postby Ivor Biggun » Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:49 pm

Since Leonard Rossiter was in two episodes of Steptoe, I just have to ask this question:

Who here is not ashamed to say they watched and enjoyed Rossiter in Le Petomane?
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Re: Other actor's

Postby harryfaversham » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:45 pm

He was amazing in everything he appeared in
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Re: Other actor's

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:32 am

The characters of Daphne and George, from "Steptoe and Son - and Son!" were 'reprised' in a third series episode of Rising Damp, "That's My Boy." Ann Beach returns, has wed her merchant marine and has had her baby but Glynn Edwards is replaced by David Daker.
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Re: Other actor's

Postby harryfaversham » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:59 am

I've seen that episode numerous times and never twigged. What a muppet!! lol
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Re: Other actor's

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:07 am

Actually, Stephen mentioned Ann Beach first. I've only just seen that Rising Damp episode for the first time and there's so many similarities (an homage?) to the Steptoe episode, I thought it warranted further comment.
If "That's My Boy" is a Steptoe homage, chances are it's described at Leonard Rossiter's site.
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Re: Other actor's

Postby PhilGlass » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:38 pm

George A Cooper played in several episodes of TERRY AND JUNE, including the second ever episode (one of his sidekicks was Harry Feilder who was an extra in a Steptoe episode) and a later episode playing a distant family member. To me he'll always be the caretaker form Grange Hill. (At the time my Dad was a school caretaker so I found him particularly funny).
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Re: Other actor's

Postby harryfaversham » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:39 pm

Grange Hill had one of the best theme tunes ever
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Re: Other actor's

Postby PhilGlass » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:41 pm

harryfaversham wrote:Grange Hill had one of the best theme tunes ever


But it was stolen... it originated as the theme of the first series of "Give Us A Clue" - one of these episodes was Harry H. Corbett's last ever TV appearance... when G.U.A.C. changed it's theme it was recycled for Grange Hill.
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Re: Other actor's

Postby harryfaversham » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:45 pm

Just as Wilfrid Brambell appeared in the forerunner to Rising Damp, Eric Chappell's play The Banana Box as "Rooksby"
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Re: Other actor's

Postby PhilGlass » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:49 pm

harryfaversham wrote:Just as Wilfrid Brambell appeared in the forerunner to Rising Damp, Eric Chappell's play The Banana Box as "Rooksby"


Yes, on stage in 1971. The ITV commissioning editor attended the show - he was "disappointed" with Wlfrid's portrayal. He decided not to make a series, Wilfrid played the character very dark and seedy, not loveable at all. Another fable is that the role of GRANDAD in Only Fools and Horses was written for Wilfrid, John Sullivan is on record saying this... Wilfrid's reasons for turning it down remain a mystery to this day but the pressure of a new series at that age may have been too much for him, and the likeness to the Albert role... but then it was work and he was a workaholic, I guess we'll never know his reasons if it is in fact true...
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Re: Other actor's

Postby harryfaversham » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:51 pm

How different comedy history would have been if he'd taken the role
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Re: Other actor's

Postby PhilGlass » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:53 pm

harryfaversham wrote:How different comedy history would have been if he'd taken the role


Yes, but would they have been as successful? Perhaps with OFAH the likeness to Steptoe may have hindered it... Wilfrid also had a role in BLACKADDER series 1 but walked out because the others were messing around and were so unprofessional!
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Re: Other actor's

Postby harryfaversham » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:04 pm

I can just imagine his face lol
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