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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Short, but very sweet! I listened to it last night; I too wonder what the audience was doing there.

Yes, incredible if he was doing theatre during the production of TNA, at least when it began. I don't know if he had a long run to complete or was able to concentrate just on TNA after a few months...

Now I come to think of it, it is strange how straight Gambit's hair is compared to Gareth's!

He took the Nescafé remarks in good part as well, although it must be tedious to keep having those adverts come up in every conversation.

Has this interview appeared on the TNA Facebook group yet?


It seems strange to have an audience for a radio show, but I suppose it's possible. I thought it might have been canned laughter for a moment, but it sounded more natural than that. Maybe they were broadcasting from someplace open to the public?

I've gone searching to try and work out how long that particular stint of Hamlet lasted, but all I can find is a start date--March 16, 1976. It had already been running elsewhere starting in December, 1975 (after he would have left Upstairs, Downstairs). Gareth and Joanna were tested in February, did the Dorcester photo call in March, and started shooting in April, so presumably things overlapped for a few months at least. They would have been getting up early to do their fitness training even before they started shooting, so I suspect things were pretty tight for awhile there. Shocked

I do remember when I first started to see photos of Gareth outside TNA, I was a little bit surprised at how curly it was. They did straighten it out a fair bit, although I don't know that I'd actually call it "straight"--it's still pretty fluffy! (Not that I mind--I appreciate the fluffiness Wink ). At least the hairdressing people didn't give up and put him in a wig like Peter Wyngarde. Laughing

I've checked the TNA facebook group and haven't seen any sign of it--I found it on YouTube myself, and from the looks of things it hadn't been played very many times. You should pass it along--I'm sure they'd enjoy it. Very Happy

Let's take a moment to appreciate the hard work of the TNA hair department. Wink


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Frankymole wrote:
Short, but very sweet! I listened to it last night; I too wonder what the audience was doing there.

Yes, incredible if he was doing theatre during the production of TNA, at least when it began. I don't know if he had a long run to complete or was able to concentrate just on TNA after a few months...

Now I come to think of it, it is strange how straight Gambit's hair is compared to Gareth's!

He took the Nescafé remarks in good part as well, although it must be tedious to keep having those adverts come up in every conversation.

Has this interview appeared on the TNA Facebook group yet?


It seems strange to have an audience for a radio show, but I suppose it's possible. I thought it might have been canned laughter for a moment, but it sounded more natural than that. Maybe they were broadcasting from someplace open to the public?

I've gone searching to try and work out how long that particular stint of Hamlet lasted, but all I can find is a start date--March 16, 1976. It had already been running elsewhere starting in December, 1975 (after he would have left Upstairs, Downstairs). Gareth and Joanna were tested in February, did the Dorcester photo call in March, and started shooting in April, so presumably things overlapped for a few months at least. They would have been getting up early to do their fitness training even before they started shooting, so I suspect things were pretty tight for awhile there. Shocked

I do remember when I first started to see photos of Gareth outside TNA, I was a little bit surprised at how curly it was. They did straighten it out a fair bit, although I don't know that I'd actually call it "straight"--it's still pretty fluffy! (Not that I mind--I appreciate the fluffiness Wink ). At least the hairdressing people didn't give up and put him in a wig like Peter Wyngarde. Laughing

I've checked the TNA facebook group and haven't seen any sign of it--I found it on YouTube myself, and from the looks of things it hadn't been played very many times. You should pass it along--I'm sure they'd enjoy it. Very Happy

Let's take a moment to appreciate the hard work of the TNA hair department. Wink



myself, I still enjoy listening to stories/plays etc via the radio...the same goes for audio books...which I listen to in my car, or in my studio, as I'm working. But radio plays have always been special..to me...even after TV displaced radio...
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From The Times, a tiny little review of a play Gareth did as a student at Webber-Douglas in 1968 (at 26, he was probably one of the older students, so it's no wonder they cast him as a middle-aged character). There's so little about Gareth around pre-Upstairs, Downstairs, so this is a treat.

"Gareth Hunt...gives a thoughtful, well-sustained performance"

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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice - wish I could've seen the set! And Joanna David - then a mere 21-ish years old. Of course her future husband Edward Fox was in The Avengers with Linda Thorson around this time...
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought I recognised the name. Emilia Fox's mother?
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Yes, that's her. I wonder when she and Edward Fox got married? IMDB says 2004 which seems a bit late.
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Nice avatar! Whew!
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
Very nice - wish I could've seen the set! And Joanna David - then a mere 21-ish years old. Of course her future husband Edward Fox was in The Avengers with Linda Thorson around this time...


I had no idea that was Emilia Fox's mother! Very Happy There's my trivia for the day.

And I second Dandy on the avatar. Shocked I just saw that shot of Linda for the first time somewhere else, and I'm struggling to remember where.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I lifted it from here: http://www.wrekers.nl/Season7.htm
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Thanks! I lifted it from here: http://www.wrekers.nl/Season7.htm


I've somehow managed to miss that website over the years. Neat! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks! I lifted it from here: http://www.wrekers.nl/Season7.htm



wow...nice.....lol..
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Looks like Joanna David and Edward Fox decided to get married some 30 years after Emilia was born. Goodness knows why (pension/insurance? Late-onset romanticism?), but it's a nice touch! As a Jeremy Brett fan, I'm surprised I never got round to seeing her co-starring with Brett in Rebecca, and Emilia played the same role later on too.
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just posted this to my website, but I thought I'd direct link it here as well. I recently acquired a copy of Woman magazine from April, 1977, which features a nice long interview with Gareth, as well as three pictures I've never come across before (though one may look rather familiar now on account of my avatar Wink ). It's quite a good piece, with lots of nice little touches, everything from Gareth's defective umbrella to him apologising for not being particularly funny that day (used it all up trying to cheer up Joanna on set, no doubt). It also explains why he was so paranoid about his car being towed in another article I read from later that year--there's one mystery cleared up. I get the funny feeling he's pulling the interviewer's leg when he claims he made up the story about being thrown in jail for going AWOL from the navy--he grins wickedly after he says it, after all. Wink

You can read the article here. "Has Success Spoiled Our Gareth?" the article asks. The short answer, if you have no time to read: no. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Timeless, Where is your website? Have a link? Does everyone here have a website? You guys are awesome and true Avenger experts. How fortunate I am!
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Timeless, Where is your website? Have a link? Does everyone here have a website? You guys are awesome and true Avenger experts. How fortunate I am!


Yes, I have a site--it's linked in my signature, actually, but you can also find it at avengersanew.com. It's a TNA-only site, as it's been the focus of most of my interest in the show in the last few years, and there isn't nearly as much available about it as the original series. I've been neglecting it terribly, though, and it needs some major updates, and the photo galleries have been down an inordinately long time. Sorry about that. Wink

We have a fair number of people with sites here, including the people who run most of the major sites on the show on the net, so we're very lucky indeed. Very Happy
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Does everyone here have a website?
I don't!!! I used to have a Colin Jeavons gallery up on Livejournal, that was it Smile
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You can read the article here. "Has Success Spoiled Our Gareth?" the article asks. The short answer, if you have no time to read: no. Wink
Heehee, excellent. There are few similarly unspoiled actors in the profession!

So, did he stick with Carrie and her sausages?
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Timeless A-Peel wrote:
You can read the article here. "Has Success Spoiled Our Gareth?" the article asks. The short answer, if you have no time to read: no. Wink
Heehee, excellent. There are few similarly unspoiled actors in the profession!

So, did he stick with Carrie and her sausages?


He always seemed really ordinary and unaffected, which is to his credit. I get the sense he was pretty quiet and private generally, too. He could do an entertaining interview, but in the end he would have rather just gone and hung out with a good friend, like Joanna.

Alas, he and Carrie didn't last. I'm fairly certain it was his break-up with her that he was still recovering from when he met his second wife (the dates add up). Like Patrick, he finally got it right with marriage number three--he was with Mandy for ages, until he died. I can't comment on his continued relationship with the sausages. Wink
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Gareth appears in the comedy horror Bloodbath at the House of death (starring Kenny Everett Exclamation ) on the horror channel tonight. Never heard of this one before. Sounds like one of those films that is so bad it's good! I've set my skybox. Rich.
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So I watched The Hanged Man, for the very good reason "Because Gareth is in it." Wink It was actually pretty good, Gareth aside. It's basically an eight-part miniseries, which made for a change as it actually had a heavy dose of continuity, something I'm not used to seeing in shows from that time, but it was really gratifying when the characters referred casually to something that happened two episodes back.

The premise is pretty straight-forward. Lew Burnett (played by Colin Blakely, whose part in Murdersville we've been chatting about recently. He was also the interrogator in the Champions clips episode "The Interrogation", which I watched, awhile back, but don't remember what said interrogator looked like well enough to recognise him) having survived several attempts on his life, decides to pretend that the latest attempt worked and "stays dead" to buy himself time to work out who it is who's trying to kill him, and why. Michael Williams (who I've just discovered was Judi Dench's husband!) plays Alan Crowe, an ex-mercenary who now works for an insurance company (I'm so serious) doesn't believe Lew's dead, so he tracks him down and offers to help him out, basically because he's bored and figures he could learn a trick or two. Of the two, Alan is my favourite. Lew's always getting beaten up and bloodied, but Alan gets the job done and barely ruffles his side-part. They make a pretty good double act. This is one of those shows where the characters manage to be likeable and follow their own code of ethics, despite having done and still doing some morally questionable stuff. It actually reminds me a bit of Man in a Suitcase. I would have loved a show where Alana, Lew, and McGill traipsed across Europe doing jobs and writing wrongs like a bloodier, more brutal Persuaders (the suitcase probably would have gotten jealous, though Wink ).

They're tracked almost the whole time by an assassin named Quentin, who is possibly the least-successful hired killer ever, because he manages to kill lots of people around Lew, but fails to kill Lew himself a whole whack of times. Even his employer (who leaves all his instructions on an answering machine or communicates via intercom) points out that his success rate isn't too good. Honestly, you'd think he'd hire someone else, because it must be costing a fortune to keep him on. Laughing

Gareth has a two-episode stint as one of Alan's shady contacts at a shady bar where shady stuff goes on. All his scenes are quite talky, so he doesn't get a lot of action. Instead he smokes a lot, gets sent to do dirty work, and reports back on the state of things. It's not a mile away from Gambit, though, since it's insinuated he can go off and do a fair bit of damage when required. This was shot in 1974, so it's pre- both Upstairs, Downstairs and TNA, but I desperately want to know when in 1974, because Gareth shot his guest spot in UpDown in August of the same year (which led to him being asked back as part of the regular cast), and his hair was pretty short there, but it's quite a bit longer here. So either he did this first and cut it, or he did it after and grew it out really fast. If anyone has a production date, I'd be grateful. Smile

There's also a whole whack of Avengers guest stars floating around in pretty much every episode--Julian Glover, Frederick Jaeger, Angela Browne, and loads of others where I know the face but not the name, plus Ray Smith from Dempsey and Makepeace. Jane Seymour pops up at the end as Lew's daughter, fresh off Live and Let Die.

It's really quite enjoyable, and it kept me hooked because I wanted to know who was trying to kill Lew. It's more violent than, say, TNA, but by today's standards it's nothing. I'd recommend it.
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