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    Re: Journey to the centre of the earth

    I went to see it when it was a new release in 1960 when I was 13. A fantastic CinemaScope picture. I thought it was marvellous at the time.
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    Re: Name Your Top 5 Classic Films

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fS5oZbo5ng
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    Re: Name Your Top 5 Classic Films

    I have too many favourites to pick just five, but I can tell you the title of the best film I have ever seen. Directed by Fred Zinnemann for MGM on location in a devastated Germany in 1947, it was...
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    Re: Odeon cinemas.....never again!

    They should electronically block mobile phone signals in cinemas, so that they can't be used. I've never had a mobile phone myself and have never had any need for one. As I have no friends or family,...
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    Re: Odeon cinemas.....never again!

    It was part of a small independant chain that once had five local cinemas, but by 1968 there were only two of them left. As far as I know, he did have a say, but not a final say, in what was booked...
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    Re: Odeon cinemas.....never again!

    I ran children's Saturday matinees at the cinema where I worked, showing mainly CFF features and serials. The prices of admission in the 1960s were sixpence and sevenpence. It was the part of the job...
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    Re: Odeon cinemas.....never again!

    I'm typing this into this text box so that I won't have to paste it in from Word. Its ironic that that in the 1950s, when the films were much better than they are today, going to the pictures was a...
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    Re: Odeon cinemas.....never again!

    Sorry about bunched up words when pasting this in from Microsoft Word. I can't edit it.

    Incontrast to cinemagoing today, I thought I would add an anecdote ortwo about what going to the pictures...
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    Re: Odeon cinemas.....never again!

    Incontrast to cinemagoing today, I thought I would add an anecdote ortwo about what going to the pictures was like when I was a youngsterin the 1950s. I began going to the pictures on my own in 1957,...
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    Re: Darren Burn - Bubblegum kid of tragedy

    I've just learned from the IMDb and Wikipedia that John Pitman, who interviewed Darren on both the Man Alive and People programmes, passed away on February 14th, 2018, aged 77. So both interviewer...
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    Re: Darren Burn - Bubblegum kid of tragedy

    The 1988 interview has now been uploaded to YouTube. The interviewer is the BBC's John Pitman, who had interviewed Darren fifteen years earlier in the Man Alive programme. In the 1988 interview, he...
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    Re: Darren Burn - Bubblegum kid of tragedy

    Darren Burn, 1973.

    https://forums.doyouremember.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=5433&stc=1
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    Re: Darren Burn - Bubblegum kid of tragedy

    I’ve just received from an eBay seller in Stockton on Tees an interview with Darren cut from the music paper Disc and dated July 28th, 1973. I won't reproduce it all here, but in it he says that one...
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    Re: Darren Burn - Bubblegum kid of tragedy

    An old editing copy of the 1973 BBC2 Man Alive film Twinkle Twinkle Little Star has been uploaded on YouTube. It was filmed during July and August, 1973 and first transmitted on Wednesday, October...
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    Re: Do you recall Nobody's House?

    Just checked and it was only released a year ago.
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    Re: Do you recall Nobody's House?

    It is on DVD. Network released it a couple of years back.
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    Re: The Kids from 47A

    I recently received the complete first series of fifteen episodes of this vintage children’s television serial on two DVDs inside one DVD case from Network. I remember watching this on Wednesday...
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    Re: Darren Burn - Bubblegum kid of tragedy

    Although there were only four singles by Darren released (two in 1973 and two in 1974) they are always available on eBay.
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    Re: Darren Burn - Bubblegum kid of tragedy

    I saw a documentary once showing the hysteria at one of Gary Glitter's concerts in 1973 and all these young girls were throwing their knickers at him. What they saw in him, I don't know. I've still...
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    Re: Darren Burn - Bubblegum kid of tragedy

    Yes, but David Cassidy was 23 years old in 1973 and Donny Osmond was 15. So maybe Darren would have been more successful with them if he'd been a few years older. It's hard to say. Certainly, his...
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    Re: Darren Burn - Bubblegum kid of tragedy

    One of the strange things about those days, and I've often said this, was that EMI aimed Darren at too narrow a target audience. Most eleven year old girls in those days seemed not to be interested...
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    Re: Darren Burn - Bubblegum kid of tragedy

    No, tepee, it was all over the country at the time, in all the music magazines and newspapers. His records got constant plays on the radio and he was getting fan letters from all over the place. What...
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    Re: Darren Burn - Bubblegum kid of tragedy

    An old editing copy of the July, 1973, Man Alive film about Darren has now been uploaded to YouTube.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ1NGOiCWiQ&t=36s
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    Re: Darren Burn - Bubblegum kid of tragedy

    DISC music paper, July 13th, 1974.

    And so we come to Darren Burn. At the age of 12, a veteran of four singles releases, but sadly, not a hit to his name. So far, the nearest that Darren has got to...
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    Re: Darren Burn - Bubblegum kid of tragedy

    October 30th, 2016. Twenty-five years ago today, in 1991, Darren was found dead on the bathroom floor of his flat, flat 7, at 146 156, Grosvenor Terrace, Southwark, London, SE5 0NL, having taken...
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