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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Costumes by Barbara Kidd of Blakes 7 and Dr Who (old and new) fame... this is worth a read, especially about the commissioning and the two different versions of Agamemnon! https://screenplaystv.wordpress.com/2011/11/05/serpent-son-bbc-1979/
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Frankymole wrote:
Costumes by Barbara Kidd of Blakes 7 and Dr Who (old and new) fame... this is worth a read, especially about the commissioning and the two different versions of Agamemnon! https://screenplaystv.wordpress.com/2011/11/05/serpent-son-bbc-1979/



interesting..thanks for the links
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
Costumes by Barbara Kidd of Blakes 7 and Dr Who (old and new) fame... this is worth a read, especially about the commissioning and the two different versions of Agamemnon! https://screenplaystv.wordpress.com/2011/11/05/serpent-son-bbc-1979/


An interesting read, thank you for posting. But honestly, those costumes. . . how did the actors keep a straight face?? They look like a mash between Mad Max and Dr. Seuss. What in the world were the designers thinking!?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a year after Star Wars went on general release in Britain so, probably... mythic SF? Diana's costume would've been okay in Blakes 7, this was the time of the Clonemaster costume which appeared in a fanfare of dry ice and might've worked there.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then again... some of it makes me think of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfYx_013UuY.
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J.Mac3 wrote:
Frankymole wrote:
Costumes by Barbara Kidd of Blakes 7 and Dr Who (old and new) fame... this is worth a read, especially about the commissioning and the two different versions of Agamemnon! https://screenplaystv.wordpress.com/2011/11/05/serpent-son-bbc-1979/


An interesting read, thank you for posting. But honestly, those costumes. . . how did the actors keep a straight face?? They look like a mash between Mad Max and Dr. Seuss. What in the world were the designers thinking!?
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I could not agree more....snickering...bad costumes, indeed
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have a problem with the costumes, they're clearly based on Minoan culture with a sprinkling of Doctor Who's Dominators.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minoan_snake_goddess_figurines
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As with when Dr Who did Minoan costumes (in 1972's The Time Monster) we are perhaps lucky the BBC weren't allowed to make them authentically topless!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Aat s with then Dr Who did Minoan costumes (in 1973's The Time Monster) we are perhaps lucky the BBC weren't allowed to make them authentically topless!


that would have made some inspired viewing...lol......
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2021 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm listening to this which is on BBC Radio 4 right now, first broadcast three years ago:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001rjt

Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology
Drama

‘And the game begins anew…’

We meet the trickster god Loki and his astonishing children – the giant wolf Fenrir, Jormungundr the snake that encircles the world, and Hel, the little girl who grows up to be Queen of the dead.

We meet Odin the all-father, who sacrificed his eye to see the future, and Freya the understandably angry, most beautiful of the gods and always being gambled for by unwanted suitors. And the stories take us to the very end of the world, Ragnarok.

Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology invites us into a world of gods and monsters, fiery endings and new beginnings, tricks and trust.

Diana Rigg, Derek Jacobi, Colin Morgan and Natalie Dormer lead a stellar cast, inviting us into these stories of old betrayals – and new hope.

Also featuring Neil Gaiman himself.

Dramatised by Lucy Catherine.

Teller ….. Diana Rigg
Odin ….. Derek Jacobi
Freya ..... Natalie Dormer
Loki ….. Colin Morgan
Thor ….. Nathaniel Martello-White
Balder ….. Luke Newberry
Thrym ….. Nonso Anozie
Fenrir ….. Rhashan Stone
Heimdall …..Tayla Kovacevic -Ebong
Mimir ….. Don Gilet
Sif ….. Lucy Doyle
The Stranger ….. Lewis Bray
Brokk ….. Michael Bertenshaw
Hel ….. Alexandra Constantinidi
Eitri ….. Cameron Percival
Angrboda ….. Saffron Coomber
Magnus ….. Eviee Lavery
Young Hel ….. Grace Doherty
Radio ….. Neil Gaiman

Sound Design: Wilfredo Acosta

Director/ Producer: Allegra McIlroy

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2018.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2021 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another treat tomorrow:


Hans Christian Andersen - The Snow Queen

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00pgyd8

Gerda sets off into the wide world to find her playmate Kay.

She's been seduced away by the powerful Snow Queen to her ice palace in the far north.

Starring Diana Rigg.

Hans Christian Andersen's wintry fairy tale dramatised by Berlie Doherty.

Narrated by Dirk Bogarde. .

Snow Queen ……. Diana Rigg
Kay (Grown Up) ……. Joshua Towb
Gerda (Grown Up) ……. Deborah Berlin
Grandmama ……. Margaret John
Baa-Baa ……. Bill Patterson
Finn Woman ……. Kristin Milward
Robber Queen ……. Peter Woodthorpe
Crow ……. Paul Copley
Crow Sweetheart ……. Natasha Pyne
Prince ……. Oliver Senton
Robber Girl ……. Emma Wray
Troll ……. Gavin Muir
Troll ……. Don McCorkindale
Robber ……. George Parsons
Kay (child) ……. James Cohen
Gerda (child) ……. Samantha Glen

Boys:
Robbie Gill
David Cooper
Adam Morley
Laurence Amias

The story was the inspiration for Disney's Oscar-winning animated film, Frozen.

Music by David Chilton.

Produced by Janet Whitaker

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1994.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2021 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
Another treat tomorrow:


Hans Christian Andersen - The Snow Queen

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00pgyd8

Gerda sets off into the wide world to find her playmate Kay.

She's been seduced away by the powerful Snow Queen to her ice palace in the far north.

Starring Diana Rigg.

Hans Christian Andersen's wintry fairy tale dramatised by Berlie Doherty.

Narrated by Dirk Bogarde. .

Snow Queen ……. Diana Rigg
Kay (Grown Up) ……. Joshua Towb
Gerda (Grown Up) ……. Deborah Berlin
Grandmama ……. Margaret John
Baa-Baa ……. Bill Patterson
Finn Woman ……. Kristin Milward
Robber Queen ……. Peter Woodthorpe
Crow ……. Paul Copley
Crow Sweetheart ……. Natasha Pyne
Prince ……. Oliver Senton
Robber Girl ……. Emma Wray
Troll ……. Gavin Muir
Troll ……. Don McCorkindale
Robber ……. George Parsons
Kay (child) ……. James Cohen




Gerda (child) ……. Samantha Glen

Boys:
Robbie Gill
David Cooper

Adam Morley
Laurence Amias

The story was the inspiration for Disney's Oscar-winning animated film, Frozen.

Music by David Chilton.

Produced by Janet Whitaker


First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1994.



wow, sounds like a interesting broadcast...and it has Dirk doing narration...

gotta love the BBC.....
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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never have seen this shot of Diana and her daughter
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1978. A good year!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2022 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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that's a wonderful shot of Honor and Diana....I'm wondering if it was taken around the time A & E was releasing the series on VHS....
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bit earlier, 1974, from here: (both smoking cigarettes in the full-length shot!) https://www.theguardian.com/film/gallery/2020/apr/06/honor-blackman-a-life-in-pictures
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2022 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diana's 1977 series Three piece suite is on youtube. If you're quick you might catch these before they're removed.
https://youtu.be/TO4pAgH2HSM
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