This charming film clip from 1953 is of an audition for a black cat to perform on the West End stage. The role isn’t very demanding and there are no lines to learn. The pay is £3 per week plus food and milk. The turnout of hopefuls would match any human casting! https://youtu.be/VhLtCS_jb_w Thanks for…… Continue reading Black Cats audition for acting role
Hermione Gingold was an English actress whose distinctive drawling, deep voice was a result of the nodes on her vocal cords she developed in the 1920s and early 1930s. https://youtu.be/8MHrLXUmlJ4 A successful child actress, Hermione Gingold went on to act in comedy, drama and experimental theatre as well as broadcasting on the radio. Her greatest…… Continue reading Celebrate the birth of Hermione Gingold #OnThisDay in 1897
The Mousetrap is a murder mystery play by Agatha Christie. The Mousetrap opened in London’s West End on 25th November 1952 and has been running continuously since then. It’s the longest running West End show with over 26,000 performances. Agatha Christie herself did not expect The Mousetrap to run for such a long time. In…… Continue reading The longest running British stage play opened in London #OnThisDay in 1952.
BBC4, the home of subtitled noir according to Andrew Collins in the Radio Times, has recently shown a trilogy of cold-case thrillers grouped together with the prefix Department Q. The films are based on the novels by Danish crime writer Jussi Adler-Olsen. Department Q is the unit worked by Detective Carl Morck and Detective Assad. It’s…… Continue reading Who followed the money in Dept Q?