I don't want to start a new thread just for one item so I am using this.. On Friday talkingpicturestv is broadcasting, Gonks go beat . Wiki says that Babs Lord is in the cast . Famously bad film but if Babs is in it, it must we worth watching.
Thanks for that YMG, and I look forward to see the film on Friday, with quality expectations appropriately set.
I've updated the GGB wiki page to include all six dancers. Ann Chapman (with Babs) is easiest to identify with the blonde pigtails. Of main interest to me is the ultra rare opportunity to see Carlotta Barrow and Jo Cook in live action, the two short-haired dark brunettes.
The film is aired on both Friday & Saturday at 16.00:
"1965. Sci-Fi. Director: Robert Hartford-Davis. Stars Kenneth Connor, Frank Thornton, Lulu, The Nashville Teens & Members of The Graham Bond Organisation. Psychedelic re-imagining of Romeo & Juliet"
I would agree, looking at it, there's some interesting bits and pieces in the listings for this channel.
The BFI has a full credits listing for the film, speckled with interesting names, one absent is Jack Bruce who appears in the Graham Bond Organisation. Also worth a lookout for 'committee man' Gary Cockrell, the choreographer for the Beat Girls, who appears in some of the Beat Girls photos in the OFTD picture thread.
Sometimes I wonder if there's anything in the 60s Lulu wasn't in.
Wilco Roger Kenneth Connor
Balladisle prime minister Terry Scott
Mr A. & R. Frank Thornton
Steve Iain Gregory
Helen Barbara Brown
Beatland professor Reginald Beckwith
committee man Gary Cockrell
Great Galaxian Jerry Desmonde
drum master Arthur Mullard
group The Graham Bond Organisation
singer Alan David
singers Elain and Derek
group Ray Lewis and the Trekkers
group The Long and the Short
group Lulu and the Luvvers
group The Nashville Teens
group The Trolls
group The Vacqueros
drummer Ginger Baker
drummer Bobby Graham
drummer Alan Grinley
drummer John Kearns
drummer Bobby Richards
drummer Ronnie Verrall
drummer Andy White
Balladisle tutor Pamela Donald
Beatland prime minister Gillian French
policewoman Gabriella Lewis
congress lLady Pamela Oswald
the beat girl Ann Chapman
the beat girl Sarah Martin
the beat girl Jo Cook
the beat girl Carlotta Barrow
the beat girl Babs Powell
the beat girl Caroline Symonds
Hmm, the b/w film on now looks no better than youtube on my sky HD digibox. While it's great this channel shows stuff probably not otherwise available on broadcast, it's a shame if it's not digital quality.
The quality varies widely. a 1930 Hitchcock film, Murder! was on recently and the quality was acceptable. Johnny Briggs lives nearby and I have now seen him as a young actor in several films, quite different to his appearance today.
As a piece of quality film making I'd give it 1/10 at best, however as a period-piece I quite enjoyed it, though fast forwarded from time to time. It's always nice seeing the 60s in colour, with a couple of authentic stars thrown in (helpfully they named-dropped occasionally).
Hoped the Beat Girls may have made further minor appearances beyond the dream sequence but it was not to be. Gary Cockrell did indeed make a brief appearance (the guy with the American accent) near the start.