Posts Tagged ‘Michael Bates’

The 60s retrospectives. HERE WE GO ROUND THE MULBERRY BUSH (linked) directed by Clive Donner. The adventures of an 18 year old virgin (Barry Evans) in Stevenage New Town, with Judy Geeson, Vanessa Howard, Sheila White, Angea Scoular and the marvellous Adrienne Posta. It’s noted for its music soundtrack by Traffic, Spencer Davis Group and Andy Ellison. It’s so much my era that I get pretty critical in spite of its cast of British acting stalwarts Denholm Elliot, Michael Bates, Moyra Fraser and Christopher Timothy.

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Back to my 1960s films revisited series. The Rise & Rise of Michael Rimmer (FOLLOW LINK TO REVIEW) was filmed in 1969, and released in 1970. It stars Peter Cook as the manipulative political pollster who takes over the country and decides to govern by referendum. Yes, that’s why it’s being quoted fifty years later. The comedy is laden with the cream of British comic actors … John Cleese, Arthur Lowe and many others. The review (obviously) mentions Brexit.

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