We're currently compiling and researching information regards The Two Ronnies' stage shows in 1978 & 1983. We have LOTS of fabulous newly discovered pictures, articles and footage to show you. We want to hear from anyone who remembers seeing the shows, worked backstage, or anyone involved in any way with the performances! Were you there? … Continue reading Did You See The Two Ronnies’ Stage Show?
(You can view other behind the scenes photos we've unearthed by clicking the following links; part one here and part two here ) It's incredibly hard to come by original 'behind the scenes' photographs of filming for The Two Ronnies. But we are spoilt for choice when it comes to their classic serial 'The Worm That Turned.' Definitely … Continue reading The Worm That Turned Rare Filming Photos PART 3
We've been given these rather fantastic photographs taken behind the scenes of the Series 8 serial 'Band Of Slaves' - one of the infamous Piggy Malone & Charley Farley stories. Paul Rushworth - who has kindly given us permission to use them - explains; 'back in the late 1980's my parents worked as magicians on … Continue reading Unseen Series 9 ‘Band Of Slaves’ Serial Filming Photographs Discovered
Earlier in the year, we were given some very rare photographs taken behind the scenes of the infamous Two Ronnies serial 'The Worm That Turned,' from their 1981 series. You can view those photographs right here. We've recently unearthed this previously unseen photograph (below) - owned by Nick Pike (the young man in the bottom … Continue reading ‘The Worm That Turned’ Rare Filming Photos PART 2
This rare TV advert from 1984 starring Ronnie Barker has just come to light. The advert can be viewed here (Ronnie Barker starts off in typical form - behind a newsdesk!) Starring Ronnie B in two guises - first as a newsreader, then as a weather reporter. Both small parts fall very easily into the … Continue reading Ronnie Barker 1984 AA Ad Discovered
Anyone familiar with Ronnie Barker's work will undoubtedly be able to name his two most popular sitcoms - 'Porridge,' and 'Open All Hours.' But a sitcom made right at the end of his career in 1988 - 'Clarence,' - is often overlooked. To be honest, it didn't strike the nation in the same way the … Continue reading FILMING LOCATION – Ronnie Barker ‘Clarence’
Porridge Episode 1; The Go-Between So, I'll start by saying - this isn't Porridge as we know and love. There's no Ronnie Barker, there's no Richard Beckinsale. This is a new Porridge, a different Porridge. It's 2017 and a lot has changed since 1974. Gone are the dark gloomy walls of Slade Prison, and the … Continue reading New Porridge – Episode 1 Review
BBC has announced the air date for the new series of Porridge, starring Kevin Bishop. The first episode 'The Go Between,' will air on Friday 6th October, at 9:30pm on BBC1. We'll be live-tweeting during the first episode - so make sure you give us a follow on Twitter.
I was very fortunate to be invited to the Service Of Thanksgiving to celebrate the life and work of Ronnie Corbett on Wednesday 7th June 2017 at Westminster Abbey. (inside Westminster Abbey before the ceremony started) It was a very emotional event - full of laughter, sadness and song. The abbey was filled with around … Continue reading Ronnie Corbett Service Of Thanksgiving EXCLUSIVE
Welcome to the first of what I hope will become a semi-regular feature - Locations! Whilst in the area, I recently visited the St Albans Register Office. Known to millions as the front gate of HM Prison Slade in 'Porridge.' A location I've wanted to visit in person for many years, I was very pleased when … Continue reading Porridge: Filming Location