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John Howard Davies, RIP

"Can I have some more... of that waspish, frumpish charm, Penny dear?"

A fond farewell to one of British television’s most dependable, dutiful producers and directors, who went from this:

"Can I have some more... reliably entertaining and reassuringly mainstream situation comedies?"

…to wit, the title role in David Lean’s 1948 film version of Oliver Twist, to helming the likes of these:



  1. Chris Jones

    August 24, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    He had a hand a lot of classics. RIP.

  2. Palitoy

    August 24, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    A hidden giant. Hope he’s not dead, just resting…

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