Talking Pictures TV

September Newsletter

Dear Supporters of Talking Pictures TV and Renown Pictures, 

Viewers can look forward to another wonderful month, beginning with SHADOWS OF FEAR, a thriller series focused on psychological horror and suspense. Not seen since 1970, it features some of the best actors of the day including: Sheila Hancock, Ronald Hines, George Sewell, George Cole and Edward Fox.Tune in this evening, Friday 30th Aug at 9pm and every following Friday at the same time. Don’t forget Widows has just started and continues every Wednesday – don’t miss this ground-breaking drama. The iconic crime series, Special Branch is also now broadcasting, every Monday  at 9pm. We are showing the entire series so do look out for it on Monday evenings. Plus a huge variety of FILM PREMIERES to come this September!!

There’s an incredible array of premieres for viewers to enjoy this month, including Patricia Dainton’s favourite personal performance in The Dancing Years (1950) on Sun 1st Sept 14:10 and Fri 6th Sept 14:30 – an adaptation of Ivor Novello’s musical romance. The musical theme continues on Thurs 5th Sept 10:25 withTalking Pictures with Craig Douglas, an exclusive interview with the popular singer of the late 1950s and early 1960s, who shares memories of the Sixties music scene. Hilarious comedy Nothing Barred (1961) starring Brian Rix airs on Fri 6th Sept 19:15 and Fri 13th Sept 19:10 and classic horror Dracula Prince of Darkness (1966) is on Fri 6th Sept 22:00. Konga (1961), a horror film about a giant chimpanzee is on Sat 7th Sept 12:30 and Tues 10th Sept 08:45. A comical look at 1950s domestic values, Father’s Doing Fine (1952) starring Virginia McKenna and Richard Attenborough is on Sat 7th Sept 16:20 while a more dramatic perspective on society is portrayed in the gritty This Sporting Life (1963), starring Richard Harris and Rachel Robertson on Sat 7th Sept 22:05 and Tues 10th Sept 22:00. The mood lightens with wartime comedy Fiddlers Three (1944) starring Tommy Trinder on Sun 8th Sept 19:00 and Wed 11th Sept 17:15 while drama is back on the menu with The Kitchen (1961) on Mon 9th Sept 22:00 and Sat 21st Sept 23:30 based on an Arnold Wesker play. An early performance in the career of Sean Connery, On the Fiddle (1961) airs on Sat 14th Sept 18:00 and Thurs Sept 19th 10:15, playing the role which identified him as future Bond material. Look out for Kate O’Mara, and Dave Prowse (Darth Vadar) in The Horror of Frankenstein (1971) on Sat 14th Sept 23:10 and Fri 20th Sept 22:00. Pre-war comedy Let’s Be Famous (1939) directed by early film director and actor Walter Forde airs on Mon 16th Sept 14:35 and Sun 29th Sept 12:30 and crime drama The Counterfeit Plan(1957) is on Thurs 19th Sept 22:00, directed by the prolific Montgomery Tully. Another Shore (1948) is on Fri 20th Sept 14:30 and Sat 28th Sept 12:30, a comedy from another great director, Charles Crichton starring Robert Beatty, Moira Lister and Stanley Holloway. Staying with comedy, No Kidding (1960) is on Sat 21st Sept 17:45 and Wed 25th Sept 14:35 starring Leslie Phillips and Geraldine McEwan. Zoltan Korda’s wonderful film version of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book (1942) airs on Sun 22nd Sept 16:20 and Wed 25th Sept 16:55. Finally, John Mills directs his daughter Hayley Mills with Ian McShane in Sky West and Crooked (1966) a beautifully observed romantic drama which airs on Fri 27th Sept 17:10 and Wed 2nd Oct 12:00pm.

The Talking Pictures TV & Renown Pictures 7th Festival Of Film 2020
Our 7th Festival of Film at The Alban Arena, St Albans, Hertfordshire is on Sunday 22nd March 2020. An unmissable day for lovers of film and TV history, this popular event makes a great day out! Tickets are now on sale at just £20 for the whole day, they are available here.

We look forward to seeing everyone who is attending the Talking Pictures & Renown Pictures 6th Festival of Film in Stockport this October – tickets are now sold out for this event. 

Keep spreading the word – it all helps the cause – and happy viewing!

Best wishes

Sarah, Noel & Neill