I went to see Sir Roger in Birmingham last year (on my way down from Manchester to the Met) and he was great. Singled my nipper out in the audience and chatted to him briefly. Fantastic evening. You won't be disappointed. He does shoehorn quite a few references to Unicef during the evening though.
Post by Perfect Pseudonym on Oct 23, 2015 20:39:08 GMT
Well, seeing as I've been in absentia for so long and now playing catch up with the comings and goings of this forum, I suppose starting by adding to this thread for which my avatar comes from is as good as any.
Absolutely great photos, looking forward to more.
Part of my growing up was the 'swaders. On Sundays around lunchtime as I seem to recall, possibly repeats by then. Was probably a bit too young to completely follow and understand the plots of the episodes, but the cars, stuntwork, comedy between Moore and Curtis and the exotic locations probably appealed.
I have had the DVD complete collection for some time, but have to confess to not completing my viewing of it yet. About two thirds of the way through so far, but must rectify that as things are not as hectic as they had been over the last few months.
I love the opening scenes of the first episode. As they encounter each other at Nice airport and proceed to have a race all the way to Monaco. Especially to that so cheesy it was brilliant "Got To Get Away" music. Provided by Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent I believe.
I had the pleasure of driving out of Nice airport a few years ago myself. Didn't look nowhere near as exotic as back then, and having come in on a fully loaded EasyJet flight and driving out in a diesel Renault Twingo that I had to walk several miles to pick up after filling in forms instead of it waiting for me by the plane, it was hard going trying to put myself in the place of a playboy ready for action tycoon. But several years before then, even that would have been a pipe dream anyway. Gawd bless the budget airlines!
And an ambition now is to stay at the hotel as seen in the background of my avatar - the lads are on their way to perve at ask questions of Imogen Hassall. The hotel was where the cast and crew actually stayed it would seem. Still looks pretty much the same according to StreetView.