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I've just learned that the Roald Dahl written cult TV show Tales Of The Unexpected filmed an episode in Cromer starring Charles Dance. The episode's called Skeleton In The Closet.
My dad worked on that. He worked on all the Tales of the Unexpected that had vehicles in that were filmed in the UK (Actually I'm not sure if any were filmed outside of the UK....possibly one episode).
 

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My dad worked on that. He worked on all the Tales of the Unexpected that had vehicles in that were filmed in the UK (Actually I'm not sure if any were filmed outside of the UK....possibly one episode).
Did he say anything about any of the actors he liked/disliked?
 

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Did he say anything about any of the actors he liked/disliked?
I can only recall a few actors that he commented on.
He had a bit of a lasting 'working friendship' with Windsor Davies having worked on a few different things that he was in.
I remember him saying that Richard Briers was a thoroughly nice chap.
Ronnie Corbett was a grumpy f***er who would turn up, do his bit, and then bugger off without even talking to anyone.
Wendy Craig was apparently really pleasant.

Mostly though his work didn't often involve him interacting with the actors much.
But speak of virtually any TV or Film production (including adverts) that was produced between about 1970 and 1985 (and some later than that) in the UK that included vehicles of any type, and I expect my dad had worked on it.
 

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I can only recall a few actors that he commented on.
He had a bit of a lasting 'working friendship' with Windsor Davies having worked on a few different things that he was in.
I remember him saying that Richard Briers was a thoroughly nice chap.
Ronnie Corbett was a grumpy f***er who would turn up, do his bit, and then bugger off without even talking to anyone.
Wendy Craig was apparently really pleasant.

Mostly though his work didn't often involve him interacting with the actors much.
But speak of virtually any TV or Film production (including adverts) that was produced between about 1970 and 1985 (and some later than that) in the UK that included vehicles of any type, and I expect my dad had worked on it.
Fantastic!
 

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I expect her visit is already 'in the can' having been recorded some time ago. Her 'grand day out' probably coincided with the 'Cromer Comedy Festival' and 'Cromer Fringe'.
 

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Diminutive Scottish comedian

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Surely that's 'comedienne'?
Anyway, she's not exactly side-splittingly hilarious, now is she?
I would probably more classify her as 'occasionally amusing'.
 

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Surely that's 'comedienne'?
Anyway, she's not exactly side-splittingly hilarious, now is she?
I would probably more classify her as 'occasionally amusing'.
Quite a few 'comedians' these days aren't actually funny.
Jo Brand was never particularly funny, but now she's like a wet fart at a funeral.
 

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Keep Hauling - a short film showing Cromer crab and lobster fisherman Henry Randall ..

(music by the Sheringham Shanty Men)

 

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Quite a few 'comedians' these days aren't actually funny.
Jo Brand was never particularly funny, but now she's like a wet fart at a funeral.

I laugh at Jo Brand and Susan Calman, I like funny women. Not "funny" women, you know what I mean. Janey Godley, though, I can never see the appeal.
 

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YES! .. I'm facebook friends with Delilah the goat on facebook (just friends though, no funny business) .. I'll edit to include her facebook link so you too can all be online friends with a goat from Cromer.

https://www.facebook.com/delilah.bagot.1

she's a hottie though eh lads? eh?
It’s the nanny state gone mad.
 

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YES! .. I'm facebook friends with Delilah the goat on facebook (just friends though, no funny business) .. I'll edit to include her facebook link so you too can all be online friends with a goat from Cromer.

https://www.facebook.com/delilah.bagot.1

she's a hottie though eh lads? eh?
I saw the light on the night that I passed by her window ...
 

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Monte, Cromer's most famous dog (after Black Schuck and the other ghost black dog so Monte's Cromer's third most famous dog) ..

Coxswain Henry Blogg rescued him from a steam ship called Monte. When Blogg wasn't being a hero, he'd be renting deck chairs to tourists and he'd take Monte to work with him on our beach.

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