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Creamguide (Films) Lockdown Miscellany

Creamguide (Films) Lockdown Miscellany: Episode Four

Due to an administrative oversight, Chris, Craig,  Jack and Martin are back with another 20 – count them – 20! recommendations for you to watch, listen to read and ignore.

Here’s the full list for episode 4

Martin’s Choices
THE TRIP TO GREECE
DESIGN ICONS
BOSCH
ENTERTAIN THE ELK
THE VAST OF NIGHT

Jack’s Choices
AMERICAN ANIMALS
BRODYQUEST
ANIMA
THE BOY WHOSE SKIN FELL OFF
FERMAT’S LAST THEOREM

Craig ’s Choices
PEOPLE VS GEORGE LUCAS
THE NAME OF THE ROSE
THE JOY OF PAINTING WITH BOB ROSS
DARRELL MACLAINE
UNDER THE SHADOW

Chris’ Choices
THIS IS YOUR LIFE: DANNY LA RUE
MISS PYM’S DAY OUT
THE RUNAWAY BUS
THE MAKING OF THE THING
THE ABBEY

Listeners’ Choices
THE KIDS FROM DEGRASSI
GOLIATH AWAITS
NESSIE: THE LOCH NESS HORROR
TOGETHER
TISWASONLINE.COM/TWITCH/
QUENTIN SMIRHES’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL
SOMETHING WEIRD

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9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. George White

    June 13, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    Have you guys ever read the biography of Eamonn Andrews by his `scriptwriter (and creator of Nearest and Dearest), Tom Brennand.
    The words hatchet job are an understatement. Brennand was on Kenny Live here on RTE, and he left after basically RTE faces Pat Kenny and Miriam O’Callaghan defended their beloved Eamonn.
    A lot of the stuff about Eamonn being a social phobic asexual afraid of anything sexual seems sour grapes, but it’s refreshingly honest about how TIYL was an utter sham.
    But he goes into detail on all this stuff involving guests. About how most of the show was faked.
    And about how those “messages from Australia” recorded by a guest before they were revealed were often shot in England just beforehand or trying to find a big name.
    For example, Eric Sykes was on it, and they wanted a big Hollywood star, but because he’d mostly worked at home, they eventually decided to get Zsa Zsa Gabor as she’d been in a sketch with him.
    They arrive to get her at the airport. “By the way, oo is zis Sykes?” she cries.

    Ken Dodd said, “when you ask me to be on the show, I know the person hasn’t got many friends.”
    They’d also get people who’dnever met or even heard the subject, but were idols of the subject.
    I.e. Henry Cooper for paraplegic John Harris, Muhammad Ali for Scottish sprinter Allan Wells. Or they’d get other vaguely related people. Loads of BBC DJs from various stations to appear on Derek Jameson’s.

    Windsor Davies and Don Estelle were on Catherine Cookson’s, because they couldn’t find anyone as she had no family. And they were reduced to asking her what TV shows she liked.
    The two ended up promoting a Geordie panto they were in.
    They were also furiously edited. Frank Windsor kept saying it was rehearsed, did Pakistani jokes, shouted “rubbish” constantly and failed to recognise alleged friend Gordon Gostelow. All of which was removed.

    Gielgud apparently asked, “is he dead?” when invited to appear on Brian Blessed’s Life, where Eamonn forced Michael York to send a video because York was more glam.

    No one would appear on Michael Winner’s, so they got Harry Andrews instead – a private man with few associate

    Harry Andrews’ one was turned into this bizarre celebration of his 50 years in showbiz, as he was private, had little family and was closeted. So they got all these casts of West End shows that were on at the time halfof whom were unknowns happy to be on telly to come on.

    Barry Keoghan is Irish. Irish. Dublin lad. Never call him English or he’ll do your head in.

    • THX 1139

      June 14, 2020 at 12:22 am

      Nobody in UK media has reached a consensus on how to pronounce Barry Keoghan’s name. And he’s good at accents. The male Saoirse Ronan, I’m saying.

    • Droogie

      June 15, 2020 at 5:40 pm

      I remember a bizarre TIYL with Eamon Andrews from the 80’s with Dudley Moore as the subject. The show was shot in California so any guests from the UK were minimal. ( Peter Cook had to do a recorded message from London.) They were so low on people with any connection to Dudley, they brought on an African American ex-boxer also called Dudley Moore as a guest. The pair had obviously never met before and had nothing to talk about and the moment was surreal

      • George White

        June 16, 2020 at 12:09 am

        That’s exactly what I’m talking about.
        They’d run out of guests.
        I.e. they brought out the nurses who helped deliver Joan Collins’ daughter.
        For Alvin Stardust, they brought out an array of pop stars, most of whom didn’t know Stardust and were from different eras.

        I remember the Aspel one. Have no real memory of guests. Though I’m sure George Baker did one. There seemed to be a period c.2000, where George Baker would appear on anything.

  2. George White

    June 14, 2020 at 7:56 am

    It’s basically how its spelt – Ke-og (rhyes with brogue)-han. Or Keegan said really slowly.

    He reminds me slightly of Ronald Lacey.

    • THX 1139

      June 14, 2020 at 2:30 pm

      Thanks – Kermode and Mayo got it right, then. Ronald Lacey? Wouldn’t have made that connection!

      *Makes mental note to check out Calm with Horses one of these days*

  3. George White

    June 15, 2020 at 9:15 am

    As far as Irish names it’s fairly simple.
    Especially compared to the Irish translation – O’hEochagain (o-hock-a-gawn).

    I think he has a similar rattishness, that he may grow into.

  4. Applemask

    June 15, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    It’s no Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin. Or Eve Sullivan as she’d be called if she was born a few hundred miles east.

  5. richardpd

    June 15, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    That makes remembering Caoimhe is pronounced “Kee-va” & not “Kow-ee-mee” easy by comparison.

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