Post by Charles Bronson on Mar 10, 2021 18:41:47 GMT
Edward Judd who played Eddie Monk was in Jack The Ripper last night on the Talking Pictures channel made in 1988. Edward looked a lot older, his face sadly ravaged by what must have been years of heavy drinking.
His role in last nights film was pretty small. So very sad that his career to take the turn it did. At one time he seemed to be headed for huge stardom.
Charles, I think many of us will always associate him most with the 1980s BBC TV drama Howards' Way.
Unfortunately I've not seen any of 'Howards Way' Vienna. I suppose its a available on DVD?
There was a DVD release about a decade ago. I remember it as a rather dull and boring series so I wouldn't recommend it from memory. I think the critics didn't like it either, but it lasted a few years so must have been popular.
The 'permissive society' doesn't exist. I know, I've looked for it - Rupert Rigsby
Post by Arthur Pringle on Mar 10, 2021 19:12:11 GMT
My mum used to watch it regularly, it was like an updated version of 'The Brothers' which was co-written by one of Howards' Way's creators Gerard Glaister, Sweeney writer Allan Prior was the other co-creator. It featured a number of Sweeney faces in lead roles- Tony Anholt, Jany Harvey, Stephen Yardley. Lots of catalogue fashion bright clothing, shouty acting & yachts.
From an Allan Prior obituary- "Howard's Way, the BBC's calculated 1985 bid to emulate such super-soaps as Dallas and Dynasty, was co-devised by Prior, but he was not altogether happy to have this credit. He told me in a letter that he wanted it to be a parable of the Thatcher years, but the broadcasting companies were only interested in ratings"
Do you mind not calling me squire or chief or boyo or mate?