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Night to Remember, A

The proper Titanic film, of course, in which Kenneth More, Honor Blackman, Kenneth Griffith, David McCallum, Geoffrey ‘Catweazle’ Bayldon, Bee ‘are you saying ‘Ni!’ to that old woman?’ Duffel, Gerald ‘Adamant’ Harper, Andrew ‘Quatermass’ Keir, Stratford ‘Barlow’ Johns, Desmond ‘Q’ Llewelyn, Derren ‘Special Branch’ Nesbitt and Norman ‘Simon Simon’ Rossington all conspicuously fail to wear white trousers with racoon-tail key rings on their belts, invent the moonwalk and stiffly mime pouring a drink in front of a bunch of bewildered-looking teenagers who only came to see Depeche Mode.

8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Sidney Balmoral James

    August 11, 2020 at 7:52 am

    Gerald Harper and David McCallum (and indeed, Jeffrey Daniel), still going strong!

    • THX 1139

      August 11, 2020 at 3:37 pm

      So is Derren Nesbitt, he starred in a terrific comedy/drama called Tucked recently where he played a drag queen.

      • Sidney Balmoral James

        August 11, 2020 at 6:44 pm

        Hmm – no comment!

    • richardpd

      August 11, 2020 at 11:28 pm

      I thought Gerald Harper had passed on a few years ago, but I must have been thinking about someone else.

  2. droogie

    August 12, 2020 at 1:41 am

    I just don’t get the Depeche Mode reference here. Anybody else?

    • richardpd

      August 12, 2020 at 12:24 pm

      It’s a reference to the performance on Top Of The Pops of the song A Night To Remember by Shalamar in 1982, featuring Jeffrey Daniel doing the moonwalk even before Michael Jackson made it part of his act.

      • Droogie

        August 12, 2020 at 11:36 pm

        Crikey. Thanks for clearing that up richardpd. I think I’ve guessed more 321 clues correctly than the Shalamar/ Depeche Mode above

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