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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:51 pm    Post subject: Matt Monro Reply with quote

Sometime around Christmas, the Talking Pictures TV channel has the following entry in their schedules (no date yet):

"There’s more music in An Evening with Matt Monro, a film which lay undiscovered in the Monro family garage for decades!"

I will keep an eye out for it and put the date when I know it.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff Eileen. And the great Talking Pictures! Many thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a great channel, isn't it? I have caught all kinds of films, some of which I have never heard of but have thoroughly enjoyed.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I do enjoy Talking Pictures and in lockdown I caught some more obscure films I'd never have watched otherwise and mostly enjoyed them. I was supposed to go their convention at Stockport Plaza in October, but it's been postponed.

There's a lovely short film on there occasionally about music hall in 1960s London, which I'm sure would appeal to many on here.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
Sometime around Christmas, the Talking Pictures TV channel has the following entry in their schedules (no date yet):

"There’s more music in An Evening with Matt Monro, a film which lay undiscovered in the Monro family garage for decades!"

I will keep an eye out for it and put the date when I know it.

Thanks Eileen!

Ian Robinson wrote:
Yeah, I do enjoy Talking Pictures and in lockdown I caught some more obscure films I'd never have watched otherwise and mostly enjoyed them. I was supposed to go their convention at Stockport Plaza in October, but it's been postponed.

There's a lovely short film on there occasionally about music hall in 1960s London, which I'm sure would appeal to many on here.


I follow Talking Pictures on Twitter,Ian - they do a little quiz most days.

JUST FOR FUN - Here's today's "STAR EYES" puzzle.
Can you tell who the star is just by a close-up of their eyes?

https://twitter.com/TalkingPicsTV/status/1336241614113665026

I haven't a clue whose eyes they are today - I sometimes get it right.

I kept missing a favourite film of mine on there but eventually got it!

The Family Way with John Mills, Hayley Mills and Hywel Bennett - I just love it!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for this Eileen!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
JUST FOR FUN - Here's today's "STAR EYES" puzzle.
Can you tell who the star is just by a close-up of their eyes?

https://twitter.com/TalkingPicsTV/status/1336241614113665026

I haven't a clue whose eyes they are today - I sometimes get it right.


You won't believe it! It was Annette Crosbie.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
becky sharp wrote:
JUST FOR FUN - Here's today's "STAR EYES" puzzle.
Can you tell who the star is just by a close-up of their eyes?

https://twitter.com/TalkingPicsTV/status/1336241614113665026

I haven't a clue whose eyes they are today - I sometimes get it right.


You won't believe it! It was Annette Crosbie.


Laughing Right - thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
It is a great channel, isn't it? I have caught all kinds of films, some of which I have never heard of but have thoroughly enjoyed.


Me too. Earlier in the week, I watched a 1953 film called The Large Rope, only because I saw that Vanda Godsell was in it. The budget must have been a few hundred quid at the most, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Yesterday I watched a documentary on Leslie Howard, which was very interesting.

https://www.radiotimes.com/film/kb9h5d/the-large-rope/
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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FleetingEileenM wrote:
It is a great channel, isn't it? I have caught all kinds of films, some of which I have never heard of but have thoroughly enjoyed.


Me too. Earlier in the week, I watched a 1953 film called The Large Rope, only because I saw that Vanda Godsell was in it. The budget must have been a few hundred quid at the most, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Yesterday I watched a documentary on Leslie Howard, which was very interesting.

https://www.radiotimes.com/film/kb9h5d/the-large-rope/


I don't get to watch a lot of films but I do enjoy the old 60s TV crime dramas that they show. Gideon's Way with John Gregson was particularly gritty. The also show remastered episodes of No Hiding Place and are currently show a real curio, The Mind of Mr J.G. Reeder which I would have thought would have been lost for ever.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember that we loved Gideon's Way in our house. I was too young to know John Gregson as a film actor at that time. I haven't managed to watch any of them as yet. I did watch one ep of No Hiding Place, which was also a don't miss, back in the day and thought it aged pretty well. It was one of the later series, with Johnny Briggs in it. I'd have watched more, but I think they show it at 4.30 these days, so I forget to watch them. Must do better!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
I remember that we loved Gideon's Way in our house. I was too young to know John Gregson as a film actor at that time. I haven't managed to watch any of them as yet. I did watch one ep of No Hiding Place, which was also a don't miss, back in the day and thought it aged pretty well. It was one of the later series, with Johnny Briggs in it. I'd have watched more, but I think they show it at 4.30 these days, so I forget to watch them. Must do better!


Thank God for recording.

I used to love No Hiding Place as a boy and that theme tune is still a corker.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the No Hiding Place theme as well, Six. Sadly, my Humax recorder, which allows 300 hours, is chock full of music related documentaries, films and some factual series. Even worse, now Sky Arts is on Freeview. But I will try and record some when I spot it on the TV Guide online.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Number Six wrote:

I don't get to watch a lot of films but I do enjoy the old 60s TV crime dramas that they show. Gideon's Way with John Gregson was particularly gritty. The also show remastered episodes of No Hiding Place and are currently show a real curio, The Mind of Mr J.G. Reeder which I would have thought would have been lost for ever.


I enjoyed watching Scotland Yard introduced by Edgar Lustgarten.

It was on series link but haven't seen any for a while so I'm assuming it's finished it's run - for now?

I also liked spotting actors, in their younger days, in this.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.radiotimes.com/tv-programme/e/fvk8tp/scotland-yard--s1-e3-the-candlelight-murder/
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Matt Monro Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
Sometime around Christmas, the Talking Pictures TV channel has the following entry in their schedules (no date yet):

"There’s more music in An Evening with Matt Monro, a film which lay undiscovered in the Monro family garage for decades!"

I will keep an eye out for it and put the date when I know it.


It's on Christmas Eve at 4.25 - 5.30.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the info from the Talking Pictures website:

An Evening with Matt Monro on Christmas Eve (Thursday) at 4.25pm. The only known film of Britain’s greatest singer performing live was found in the Monro family garage after lying there for forty years! See the great man at his peak, performing some of his best-loved songs

Oops, you beat me to it, Raver Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good news is in extremely short supply right now, Eileen. More, please! Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have checked the recording which seems to have worked thank goodness as sometimes Talking Pictures TV gets a lot of interference. I haven't watched the whole programme yet.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched the recording today. He has such a lovely voice and I would have been happier just to hear him sing and leave out his attempts at jokiness with the audience which (for me) doesn't really work.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
I watched the recording today. He has such a lovely voice and I would have been happier just to hear him sing and leave out his attempts at jokiness with the audience which (for me) doesn't really work.


I've noticed before he doesn't quite pull off the humour. Did he do his Patrick Whymark impression?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He certainly mentioned Patrick Wymark and possibly did an impression but no one in the audience had ever heard of him - so another lead balloon.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
He certainly mentioned Patrick Wymark and possibly did an impression but no one in the audience had ever heard of him - so another lead balloon.


I'm sure I saw him do that in another concert which fell flat. You think he would have learned. (Actually his impression of Patrick Whymark was pretty good)

If he was still with us you would like to think his advisors would tell him to stick to singing.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I caught the second half of this. I did think that maybe the 'jokes' were the sort of thing he'd share with his mates at the bus depot, but yesterday, a post from some lovely old fella on FB whose morning posts I love to read, casually mentioned that Matt used to sing with the Cyril Stapleton Orchestra, which I certainly didn't know. The venue felt more like a working man's club to be, so maybe he tailored that to what he thought would suit his audience.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found this a few hours ago. I've watched about 30 mins so far. It's a very good documentary indeed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PYuCjC0SFI
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
a post from some lovely old fella on FB whose morning posts I love to read, casually mentioned that Matt used to sing with the Cyril Stapleton Orchestra, which I certainly didn't know.

I remember that era, Raver. It was the Show Band Show on a weekend afternoon and is probably when I first got into big band music as a teenager.

Thanks for the link to the documentary, which I think I have seen before but will watch.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt Monro - A Portrait Of, which I think may well be the video that Eileen and I discussed below but was taken off You Tube not long afterwards, is showing on Talking Pictues this afternoon, 4.15 - 6pm
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2022 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt made an appearance on a BBC 4 offering last night. It was a silver jubilee thing, with many of the stars from the previous 25 years. Some of it was a bit treacly (The Young Generation) but all in all, a nice trip down memory lane.

Fronted by Dane Vera, who was in excellent form, it was a pleasant enough hour's nostalgic entertainment, with Doddy, Norman, Val Doonican, and some other of mother's favourites.

And Cliff wielding an acoustic guitar!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0017wrc/a-jubilee-of-music
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2022 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched and enjoyed it, Raver, but had recorded it so fast-forwarded a couple of times. I liked the way each performer then introduced the next one. Lovely to see Doddy, Matt and Val in particular. And yes, Dame Vera was in great form.
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2022 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I thought the introductions were a nice touch too, Eileen.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2022 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talking Pictures TV had another Matt Munro special last night. Go Go With Matt Munro is a fun short also featuring Roy Castle and Marion Montgomery in which Munro gets a free trip to rainy Rome!

https://www.tptvencore.co.uk/Video/Go-Go-With-Matt-Monro?id=90c41575-bd65-413c-bd93-096afe1483a9
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