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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wenn has a whole gallery of pics here:
http://photo.wenn.com/index.php?action=quicksearch&ppid=176766&version=int
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
Dandy Forsdyke wrote:

"You can put those away. You won't be playing with Daleks for another 40-odd years!"


Excellent news - and great pic! (reminds me of 1965 and Sara Kingdom, the Space Special Security Service agent who was based on Emma Peel -cat suit type uniform and all!)...

Dame Diana appeared with the fifth Doctor Who, Peter Davison, in "Mrs Bradley Investigates" which always made her part of the "Who family" to me. But it's great that she's joining Gareth Hunt and company in the definitive BBC series.

Doctor in a bowler? Fantastic!:

(Yep, it's from New Avengers-mania time, 1977/7Cool:
http://www.personal.leeds.ac.uk/~ecl6nb/OnTarget/1978/horror/hor78cov.htm


David Tennant was also in that Bradley episode Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a nice little nugget about Diana from a Matt Smith interview in the most recent issue of SFX:

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Diana's going to be brilliant--it's Dame Diana Rigg, it's Emma Peel! We're dealing with one of the great actresses of her time. One of the things that I think has improved me over the course of the two years is that I've got to work with and learn off the Gambons and the Riggs, the David Bradleys--just great, great actors. Hearing casting news is always one of my favourite moments on the show.


Does this mean Matt is an Avengers fan? Question
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice quote. I think that dame is resigned to the fact people will say "it's Emma Peel". Although she no longer resembles that character.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
Nice quote. I think that dame is resigned to the fact people will say "it's Emma Peel". Although she no longer resembles that character.


The only difference is that nowadays, I think she's had a change in perspective and now thinks of it more as, "I was lucky to play a character that so many people still love" as opposed to, "Why are people still going on about something I did 40 years ago?" Which is nice. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:55 am    Post subject: The Crimson Horror Reply with quote

Jenna-Louise Coleman on Diana Rigg:

“Oh my God, she was so funny on set. She’s got a lot of banter on her. I think [co-star Matt Smith] described her role as an old hag – but in the best possible way.”

“She’s our villain and she runs a place in 1800 Yorkshire called Sweetville, which is kind of Stepford Wives-y. She has a big factory and she’s up to no good.

“Her daughter, Rachael Stirling, is also playing her daughter on the show, and they just go at each other.”

The episode is called: "The Crimson Horror" written by Mark Gatiss.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:09 am    Post subject: Re: The Crimson Horror Reply with quote

Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
Jenna-Louise Coleman on Diana Rigg:

“Oh my God, she was so funny on set. She’s got a lot of banter on her. I think [co-star Matt Smith] described her role as an old hag – but in the best possible way.”

“She’s our villain and she runs a place in 1800 Yorkshire called Sweetville, which is kind of Stepford Wives-y. She has a big factory and she’s up to no good.

“Her daughter, Rachael Stirling, is also playing her daughter on the show, and they just go at each other.”

The episode is called: "The Crimson Horror" written by Mark Gatiss.


"She’s got a lot of banter on her." Well, she was Emma Peel, after all. Would we expect anything less? Wink Thanks, Dandy. Very Happy I'm really looking forward to this one. Anyone know where it falls in the order?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Imdb is saying episode 12, so a few weeks off yet as this series only began last week. Her character's name is Winifred Gillyflower and daughter Rachael is Ada Gillyflower - nice catchy names! Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
Imdb is saying episode 12, so a few weeks off yet as this series only began last week.
It started with episode 6, though, so presuming they stick to one per week without a break then the episode should air on May the 12th.

Is "Sweetville" based on Bourneville, the Cadbury's chocolate workers town?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
Nice quote. I think that dame is resigned to the fact people will say "it's Emma Peel". Although she no longer resembles that character.


yes, a familar tale...for many actors etc
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
Imdb is saying episode 12, so a few weeks off yet as this series only began last week. Her character's name is Winifred Gillyflower and daughter Rachael is Ada Gillyflower - nice catchy names! Shocked


They're keeping her for nearer the end, then. Something to look forward to. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Courtesy of Bonnie's Rachael Stirling fan site. From the Radio Times:


https://twitter.com/rstirlingonline/status/321334985770541058/photo/1
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

She has looked better!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too me, she still looks like this. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I meant Rachael, as made up in the linked pic Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cariheart wrote:
Courtesy of Bonnie's Rachael Stirling fan site. From the Radio Times:


https://twitter.com/rstirlingonline/status/321334985770541058/photo/1


interesting and nice...thanks for the heads up
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not only have Honor Blackman, Diana Rigg, Joanna Lumley and Gareth Hunt been involved with Doctor Who episodes or projects, but let's not forget that Jon Rollason also appeared in the show as the reporter Harold Chorley in The Web of Fear with Patrick Troughton!

On topic though, I notice the thread stopped before the episode aired; what did anyone think of the finished product? I really enjoyed The Crimson Horror and found it was one of my favourites of the season. The dialogue was snappy, and the historical setting nicely concealed quite a few loving nods to the Avengers beyond just the casting. It was really great for Diana to not only get a role in yet another cult tv series, but get to play a diabolical mastermind too!
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Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:
On topic though, I notice the thread stopped before the episode aired; what did anyone think of the finished product? I really enjoyed The Crimson Horror and found it was one of my favourites of the season. The dialogue was snappy, and the historical setting nicely concealed quite a few loving nods to the Avengers beyond just the casting. It was really great for Diana to not only get a role in yet another cult tv series, but get to play a diabolical mastermind too!


In haste ...

One of my favourite episodes ever! For decades, I'd waited for somebody to do a bonkers, Victorian version of "The Avengers" ... and Mark Gatiss delivered me one on a plate one Saturday night wrapped up in my favourite television series. Wonderful! Smile

All the best

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prior to this episode, I hated most of Mark Gatiss' episode or at least found them disappointing. But then along came the Crimson Horror and it felt like it was truly him. A wonderful grotesque, bonkers episode.

Rigg was fun but Rachel stole the episode as far as I'm concerned. It's a shame that the Doctor didn't dump Clara (who's generic qualities were on an all time in this episode - thankfully she improved massively in season 8 ) and take Ida.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andrew Pixley wrote:
Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:
On topic though, I notice the thread stopped before the episode aired; what did anyone think of the finished product? I really enjoyed The Crimson Horror and found it was one of my favourites of the season. The dialogue was snappy, and the historical setting nicely concealed quite a few loving nods to the Avengers beyond just the casting. It was really great for Diana to not only get a role in yet another cult tv series, but get to play a diabolical mastermind too!


In haste ...

One of my favourite episodes ever! For decades, I'd waited for somebody to do a bonkers, Victorian version of "The Avengers" ... and Mark Gatiss delivered me one on a plate one Saturday night wrapped up in my favourite television series. Wonderful! Smile

All the best

Andrew


I can only agree with Andrew's comments regarding this excellent episode. However, the idea of a Victorian detective show with elements of horror and science fiction was not entirely new, Terry Nation had attempted this approach at the beginning of the '70s with a BBC pilot called The Incredible Robert Baldrick: Never Come Night with Robert Hardy playing the title role.

There does appear to a gap in the marketplace for such a series to explore this concept of (if you like) Victorian cyber punk. From that point of view, The Crimson Horror, could serve as inspiration or a backdoor pilot for such a show.
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