Skip to main content

Exciting Times Ahead

The next few months have the potential to be very exciting in terms of writing projects, with new books and possible new blogs in the pipeline.

A number of months ago, I mentioned that I had just completed a brand new trivia book based on the much-loved Carry On films. Further developments since have seen this project grow into something much bigger than I originally imagined. If everything goes to plan, this could get very exciting indeed and will be well worth the wait.

While the Carry On project continues to boil, I have now started to plan another book with the working title Telly Trivia: Comedy Edition. That title will no doubt change a number of times before the book is complete.

Celebrating Sid


April 26 2016 will mark the 40th anniversary of the death of the one and only Mr Sidney James. As many of you will know, Sid is my ultimate comedy hero. To mark the occasion, I'll be writing some special posts for the Sid's Place blog. 



The 40th anniversary of Sid's passing has got me thinking about my other comedy heroes and how I can pay tribute to them on an ongoing basis. The nucleus of a .brand new blog is forming in my mind... 


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

A Chat with Sally Geeson

A few weeks ago, I had a wonderful chat with the lovely Sally Geeson. Sally shared some wonderful memories of working with Sid James on the much-loved Bless This House. The interview was published on my Sid's Place website but just in case you missed it, I'm republishing it here.   



From 1971 to 1976, Sid James was a very familiar presence in the life of actress Sally Geeson. During this time, Sally appeared with Sid in every episode of the beloved smash-hit sitcom Bless This House, as well as the big-screen spin-off film, Along the way they also starred in two Carry On films together..

Recently, I had the pleasure of catching up with Sally over the telephone, An absolute delight to talk to, Sally shared many wonderfully warm memories of working with Sid on Bless This House. Our conversation also took in her Bless This House co-star and friend Robin Stewart and the Carry On team.

An Interview with Sally Geeson

Chatting with the lovely Sally Geeson, it is quite obvious that she …

Proper Telly Legends Lost in 2018

As we count down the hours to the start of yet another New Year, I'd just like to take a moment to remember some of the great names from the world of film and television that have passed away during 2018. Many wonderfully talented people who reached the height of their fame during the Proper Telly era of the seventies and eighties are no longer with us.

Dame June Whitfield

Just two days ago on December 28, we said goodbye to a lady who truly deserved her status as a national treasure. For well over sixty years, June Whitfield entertained the nation with wonderful performances in scores of television, film and stage productions. She starred alongside some of the biggest names in British comedy, such as Tony Hancock, Frankie Howerd, Dick Emery and Peter Sellers, becoming a legend herself in the process. For many of us, including myself, June will be most fondly remembered for her long-running screen partnership with the great Terry Scott, first in the sitcom Happy Ever After from 19…

A Nostalgic Chat with Steve James

Back in 2016, I had the pleasure of having a Skype video chat with Steve James, successful music producer and the son of my comedy hero, the one and only Sid James. This interview was first published on Sid's Place, my tribute blog to Sid. With it being Father's Day today, I thought it an appropriate time to republish my chat with Steve here as he recalls many wonderful memories about life with his famous dad.





Life With Sid James
Steve James is one of the most admired record producers/engineers in the music industry. In a career spanning over forty years, he has worked with some of the biggest names in music, including Paul Young, Peter Skellern, Toyah, Ginger Baker and Neil Innes. He recorded Monty Python's Always Look on the Bright Side of Life and has even worked on The Teletubbies!

Steve also happens to be the son of Sid James.




A Croissant and a Chat It is just after midnight as I make the video call to Steve James. He comes into view with the plush surroundings of a v…