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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:54 am    Post subject: Patrick Macnee in Bosham Reply with quote

Enjoying my new found enthusiasm for The Avengers and currently watch True Entertainment with as much enthusiasm as when I watched the show in the 60`s.

Watched with interest an episode of "One Foot in the Past" seemingly broadcast in 1997 and posted on Youtube, in which Patrick MacNee talks with much enthusiasm about an idyllic village on the south coast of the UK called Bosham. He appears to say that he was there on and off for a period of 12 years while filming The Avengers and even talks to the lady who owned the cottage where he stayed.

It seems most likely Bosham was a weekend and holiday retreat as I have seen nothing and heard nothing to suggest The Avengers was filmed on the south coast.

Can anyone throw any light on Patrick`s connection with Bosham. I would be interested to hear.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember the documentary when it was on TV, many moons ago though. Didn't Patrick say that he'd like Bosham to have been his final resting place ? It's about 20 minutes drive from where I live, a lovely little place indeed.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Avengerholic wrote:
I remember the documentary when it was on TV, many moons ago though. Didn't Patrick say that he'd like Bosham to have been his final resting place ? It's about 20 minutes drive from where I live, a lovely little place indeed.


He did indeed, but I suppose his wish wasn't fulfilled? It really looks charming, I'd love to visit it one day.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Avengerholic wrote:
I remember the documentary when it was on TV, many moons ago though. Didn't Patrick say that he'd like Bosham to have been his final resting place ? It's about 20 minutes drive from where I live, a lovely little place indeed.


I recorded it on VHS when it was first shown, in fact I think the YouTube uploads may well have come from my tape. I also live a short drive from Bosham and my wife and I visit once or twice a year.

Much too far from Elstree to have been used as an Avengers location but it does appear in an episode of Poirot ("The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman") and Anneka Rice dropped in once on Treasure Hunt.

It's a hugely historic village and well worth a visit. The Anchor Bleu pub does very good food. Just be careful where you park, the road around the harbour floods at high tide!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2QclcT6F-I

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Patrick Macnee enjoyed returning to it during the filming of The New Avengers, which must have been a surreal period for him.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rodders wrote:
Patrick Macnee enjoyed returning to it during the filming of The New Avengers, which must have been a surreal period for him.


yeah, seems like a million yrs ago...or at least, the pre internet era..lol
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SteedMonk wrote:
Avengerholic wrote:
I remember the documentary when it was on TV, many moons ago though. Didn't Patrick say that he'd like Bosham to have been his final resting place ? It's about 20 minutes drive from where I live, a lovely little place indeed.


He did indeed, but I suppose his wish wasn't fulfilled? It really looks charming, I'd love to visit it one day.


In a visit to England, where I toured both Avengers and Sherlock Holmes vistas, I did go to Bosham. It is a very pretty little walkable town. Old church with old cemetery. Really quite lovely.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was near there last summer when i was staying in Chichester. I asked Patrick's son about Pat's connection to the place. Rupert said, "In 1972/73 he was doing "Sleuth" at The Music Box in New York. On his day off he would head out to Montauk and walk on the beach there. When he was working at Chichester 1975/6 (?) he used to love walking on the beach at West Wittering...it reminded him of Montauk. And vice versa."
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