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Who Remembers Arthur Haynes?

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:56 pm    Post subject: Who Remembers Arthur Haynes? Reply with quote

Good to see Nicholas Parsons on the One Show last night. Amazed to discover from his MySpace site that he's 84. He looks and seems great for his age.

Nicholas Parsons was famous in the first half of the sixties as straight man to a then phenomenally successful TV comedian, Arthur Haynes. AH was one of ITV's early stars and had a Saturday night series on the station for about eight years. He also appeared in the Royal Variety Show in 1961. His specialty was belligerent lower-class characters, not surprising when you recall that Johnny Speight was one of his principal scriptwriters.

Sadly, Arthur Haynes died of a heart attack on 19 November 1966, at only 52. Despite his huge success, he seems to be all but forgotten now. I wonder why that should be. Do any of you remember him?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I certainly do, Ian. He was a great character to watch on tv at the time. I think he may have made some films too. Another comedian of the time that I liked was Dave King. He made some records too. Before those two, I liked Jack Jackson and Danny Ross and Glen Mason. Laughing

Not forgetting the lovely ladies of the era, Alma Cogan, Yana and Sabrina! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Briant wrote:


Not forgetting the lovely ladies of the era, Alma Cogan, Yana and Sabrina! Laughing


Not to mention Ruby Murray, Ann Shelton, Joan Regan, Rosemary Clooney.....

I took a very early interest in popular music.... I think I must have been about 2 years old at the time Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dind't he wear a belted mac and a trilby? Always being daft.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember him on the tele with Nicholas Parsons but not in any detail though. Even at a very young age, I always thought he was a little boring.

For a minute, I though he was the one who did the "waving arm & leg" shop window reflection thing at the beginning of the show but realised it was...... anyone remember? Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My name is Harry Worth. I don't know why, but it is. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the shop window in the into on the Harry Worth Show was in St Anns Square in Manchester.

I can vaguely remember Arthur Haynes having a show, but little else about him.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I, too can vaguely remember him - I can picture his face and shabby character appearance, but nothing really of the shows, or of the double act with Nickerless. Must either have been a midweek show (we only saw TV at grandparents until 1962) or, because the content would probably have met with parental disapproval, ignored completely.

I suppose the reasons he's not remembered much now are that his death 42 years ago is a very long time, and I think ITV were even less adept at keeping film and tapes of shows then than the BBC, and his character/s were less iconic than, say, Johnny Speight's other creations, eg Alf Garnett.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't remember Arthur Haynes, do remember Harry Worth though, don't know why, but I do Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember Arthur Haynes - he was brilliant. His wife was a very good actress as well, who did a play about a bag lady, but her name escapes me. Can any one else remember her?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't remember his wife...

but I do remember his catchphrase " up to me' neck in muck & bullets" Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I vaguely remember my parents mentioning this individual.

The catch phrase mentioned by SantaFefan is familiar.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:06 pm    Post subject: Haynes, Haines and Hayes..... Reply with quote

I believe it was Patricia Hayes that played the part of 'Edna the inebriate woman' in the award winning TV drama.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spanners wrote:
I remember Arthur Haynes - he was brilliant. His wife was a very good actress as well, who did a play about a bag lady, but her name escapes me. Can any one else remember her?

Spanners


One of the website biographies mentions his wife, Queenie. The only actress Queenie of around his age I can think of is Queenie Watts (who teamed up with Arthur Mullard in Romany Jones) but nothing on her mentions or links to Haynes.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe it was Patricia Hayes that played the part of 'Edna the inebriate woman' in the award winning TV drama.
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Yes, that's right. She was a well-known comedy actress who often appeared with such stars as Tony Hancock but I think this was her first significant 'serious' role.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
who teamed up with Arthur Mullard


Laughing Arthur Mullard... " You need feet to kiiiick your socks orf " Laughing
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