Rogues & Vagabonds

theatre, film & tv past and present 2001-2008 & 2013…

Dad’s Army at 50: the secret history of ‘comedy’s finest half-hour’ | Television & radio | The Guardian

The inimitable Dad’s Army is one of my favourite comedy series of all time. I find it extraordinary that it is 50 years old this year, which means I was eleven … Continue reading

07/27/2018 · 11 Comments

David Threlfall: ‘I have a need to act. For me it’s obsession, it’s curiosity, it’s passion’ – The i – iweekend #21

by Chloe Hamilton You wouldn’t think David Threlfall was about to star in the most expensive drama the BBC has ever made. The actor, best known for his performance as … Continue reading

02/17/2018 · 1 Comment

Fawlty Towers stars John Cleese and Connie Booth salute Andrew Sachs | Television & radio | The Guardian

Andrew Sachs was a quiet, unassuming man – until he put on that moustache. And in Manuel, he created one of TV’s greatest comic characters. His co-stars remember a witty … Continue reading

12/03/2016 · Leave a comment

Women taking power in Shakespeare’s plays | The Shakespeare blog

It’s been noticeable how many of the male roles being taken over by women are the powerful ones. In previous years it’s been the contemplative roles of Hamlet and Brutus, … Continue reading

11/18/2016 · Leave a comment

In pictures: The Prisoner at 50 – BBC News

Images from the cult television show The Prisoner mark the 50th anniversary of filming in Portmeirion, north Wales. Source: In pictures: The Prisoner at 50 – BBC News

09/05/2016 · 9 Comments

My role on Holby City helps change attitudes about autism – Jules | Scope’s Blog

Jules is an actor and a regular on Holby City. He also happens to have Asperger syndrome, which is a form of autism. As part of 30 Under 30, we … Continue reading

06/30/2016 · Leave a comment

Idris Elba Delivers Speech to UK Parliament on Lack of Opportunities for Black British Talent (VIDEO) | GOOD BLACK NEWS

  Just as #OscarsSoWhite has become a cause cé·lè·bre here in the USA primarily, across the pond, in the UK, the picture for actors and directors of color isn’t exactly … Continue reading

01/19/2016 · Leave a comment

Happy 90th Birthday Peter Sellers

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the 90th birthday of the comedic actor Peter Sellers.  You know him from the hilarious Pink Panther films and Dr. Strangelove, but if you…

09/08/2015 · 3 Comments

Katherine Ryan interview: ‘I’d only go back to Canada if I was terminally ill’ – Telegraph

Originally posted in The Telegraph. ‘I wouldn’t have wanted to be a woman 30 years ago,” says the Canadian stand-up Katherine Ryan. “And certainly not 60 years ago.” So when would … Continue reading

08/01/2015 · Leave a comment

Look Back in Languor • Lynne Harvey • 11 March 2002

A recent programme held in its grasp just why TV drama is on a bed in Casualty with an actress holding its pulse and finding none, an actress who’s done … Continue reading

05/22/2015 · Leave a comment

‘Dad’s Army’ feature film cast announced

11/15/2014 · Leave a comment

Look Back At Me

Originally posted on yadadarcyyada:
Look Back. Look back at me. Have you ever thought, said, or wanted to say this as someone walked, drove, or flew away? On this Labour…

09/01/2014 · Leave a comment

Look Back in Languor • Lynne Harvey • 18 November 2001

Be afraid, be very afraid. If the US are looking for new weapons, they need look no further than Lisa Riley’s hooters. Forget stealth bombers and daisy cutters – when the military … Continue reading

02/15/2013 · Leave a comment