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Dame Rigg at Elstree celebration

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:27 am    Post subject: Dame Rigg at Elstree celebration Reply with quote

How I wish I could attend!

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-celebration-of-iconic-60s-and-70s-television-at-elstree-studios-tickets-36223628849
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Booked my ticket this morning. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mariocki wrote:
Booked my ticket this morning. Smile


Please take pictures ( if allowed) and post them for those of us far too distant to attend. Even if not allowed, take pictures!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only just heard about this. I've just tried to book a ticket. It's sold out. Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay, we got tickets, I'm really looking forward to it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would have loved to attend -
any possible pictures/audio record of the event would be marvellous Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mrs_emma_peel wrote:
Would have loved to attend -
any possible pictures/audio record of the event would be marvellous Smile


Aren't they normally quite strict on that sort of thing ?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Avengerholic wrote:
mrs_emma_peel wrote:
Would have loved to attend -
any possible pictures/audio record of the event would be marvellous Smile


Aren't they normally quite strict on that sort of thing ?


pretty sure that they are...but one can hope....
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mousemeat wrote:
Avengerholic wrote:
mrs_emma_peel wrote:
Would have loved to attend -
any possible pictures/audio record of the event would be marvellous Smile


Aren't they normally quite strict on that sort of thing ?


pretty sure that they are...but one can hope....


Well in this day and age with phone recorders and cameras it's quite difficult to stop it. I'll give it a go Very Happy Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Avengerholic wrote:
mousemeat wrote:
Avengerholic wrote:
mrs_emma_peel wrote:
Would have loved to attend -
any possible pictures/audio record of the event would be marvellous Smile


Aren't they normally quite strict on that sort of thing ?


pretty sure that they are...but one can hope....


Well in this day and age with phone recorders and cameras it's quite difficult to stop it. I'll give it a go Very Happy Wink


good luck.....and post your pics, if you are successful
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luckily, I was able to get tickets just a few days ago. Can't wait! I'll try to take some pictures if possible Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I look forward to any news. Pictures - that would be interesting. Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to the Elstree Studios Twitter feed, more tickets have been released for this.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Right now was on Twitter for it - event gets good demand. It sounds that all the places will soon be occupied. Super!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got my ticket. Looking forward to this! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diana spoke for roughly 20 minutes about The Avengers last night at Elstree Studios. She told one amusing story about the snake she 'wore' in Brimstone. Apparently the owner said he's no trouble, he's harmless and he only pees once a week, but unfortunately he's due today. She spoke very fondly about The Avengers and says she is genuinely grateful to it and knows she wouldn't be as successful now without having done it. She admitted to being disloyal to it in the past, but that she deliberately wanted to distance herself so as not to be offered similar roles. She feels this helped her grow as an actress. She said she and Patrick were genuinely fond of each other, and the affection we see on the screen was very real. William Gaunt was also there and was interviewed briefly about The Champions. Angela Douglas was also there. And several other TV stars. But Diana was the guest of honour. Diana left in the interval, but the announcer said that she had told him she is due shortly to appear in a play in New York. I'm really hoping this will transfer to the West End eventually. Smile Rich.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks, Rich, for your review this event. About 20 minutes for The Avengers - great to hear, given the extensive career of Diana Rigg.
Surprise that Diana decided to tell this story about the snake. I remember when I first read this story and then watched again at the scene from episode A Touch of Brimstone, in some way I felt how much Diana Rigg was tensed at some points. Well, this snake really looks so impressive, in such noisy environment among strangers, you have big chance to expect some kind of unpredictable thing.
So then Diana plans to do a play in New York? How interesting, I'm will trying to find some kind of information about it on the Internet.
I wish, Diana to perform in the West End too, definitely. Smile In general, it is a pleasure to see such an active career of Diana in last time.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was there at Elstree and there does seem to have been some mellowing with regard to Diana having distanced herself from The Avengers. I don't think there was ever any doubt that she had real affection for Patrick and visa-versa. Though this Diana was completely different in her views about the series from the one who wrote the letter to Brian Clemens, that he read out at The Avengers at 50 event some years ago.

William Gaunt, Derren Nesbitt, Angela Douglas, Norman Eshley were all good. Valerie Leon revealed that she was paid 50.00 for her appearance in Whoever Shot Poor George Oblique Stroke XR40, which was more than she received for doing The Saint.

Aimi Mcdonald went into detail regarding her painful brush with a Cybernaut, and her high-pitched voice, which I thought was always put on is in fact her normal speaking voice, plus she sports the same blonde hairstyle that she did in the sixties.

Director John Hough was also there although he did not get involved in any of the interviews, only being mentioned by name by William Gaunt.

Later, nine of the Treasure Hunt regulars went to the bar at the nearby Ibis Hotel, where we found Norman Eshley, who proceeded to tell us what it was like working on The Sweeney and The Professionals.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks, Rich and Mike, for those excellent, fascinating reviews - very much appreciated Smile
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