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Talking Pictures TV to broadcast Elstree Studios’ Take Two interviews

PUBLISHED: 17:19 10 April 2016 | UPDATED: 11:18 11 April 2016

Nanette Newman and Morris Bright at Elstree Studios [Picture: John Morosini-Whelan]

Nanette Newman and Morris Bright at Elstree Studios [Picture: John Morosini-Whelan]

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Elstree Studios’ 90th anniversary celebrations continue with a series of 12 televised interviews to be broadcast on Talking Pictures TV.

Elstree Studios brings you Take Two with Angela Douglas [Picture: Elstree Studios]Elstree Studios brings you Take Two with Angela Douglas [Picture: Elstree Studios]

Which well-known British sitcom actor could have been adopted by Orson Welles?

Which 20-year-old actress had to sign a contract in which she couldn’t go in to a pub?

Elstree Studios brings you Take Two with Sally Thomsett [Picture: Elstree Studios]Elstree Studios brings you Take Two with Sally Thomsett [Picture: Elstree Studios]

And which cinema icon almost got run over while making Ice Cold in Alex?

Well you can soon find out.

Elstree Studios brings you Take Two with Jack Smethurst [Picture: Elstree Studios]Elstree Studios brings you Take Two with Jack Smethurst [Picture: Elstree Studios]

As part of Elstree’s 90th anniversary year, the famous Studios in Borehamwood is proud to announce a series of 12 televised interviews of well-known and affectionately remembered names and faces from Elstree’s long history.

The programmes receive their premiere broadcasts between Monday, April 11 and April 24 on Talking Pictures Television – Talking Pictures TV Sky 343, Freeview 81, Freesat 306 and YouView 81.

Elstree Studios brings you Take Two with Valerie Leon and Sylvia Syms [Picture: Elstree Studios]Elstree Studios brings you Take Two with Valerie Leon and Sylvia Syms [Picture: Elstree Studios]

Made in-house and hosted by Elstree Studios chairman Morris Bright, a writer, broadcaster, and film and television historian, the series of 12 30-minute programmes is entitled Take Two.

Among those interviewed are Carry On actress Angela Douglas, the widow of late British actor Kenneth More, and British acting great Sylvia Syms.

Elstree Studios brings you Take Two with Jenny Hanley [Picture: Elstree Studios]Elstree Studios brings you Take Two with Jenny Hanley [Picture: Elstree Studios]

Former Bond golden girl Shirley Eaton, who was memorably covered in gold paint for her role in Goldfinger, is also interviewed.

Jack Smethurst, best known for hit comedy series of the 1970s including controversial Love Thy Neighbour, and Valerie Leon, the only actress to appear in all the major British cinema franchises – Hammer Horror, Pink Panther, Bond and Carry On – are also featured.

Elstree Studios brings you Take Two with Norman Eshley [Picture: Elstree Studios]Elstree Studios brings you Take Two with Norman Eshley [Picture: Elstree Studios]

There are also interviews with Hammer Horror starlet Madeline Smith, original Railway Children star Sally Thomsett, director and producer Marc Sinden, and sitcom favourite Vicki Michelle.

Actor Norman Eshley, of The Sweeney, Man About the House and George & Mildred fame, actress and presenter Jenny Hanley, and actress and writer Nanette Newman, the wife of the late Bryan Forbes, complete the list of people interviewed for the programmes.

Elstree Studios brings you Take Two with Nanette Newman [Picture: Elstree Studios]Elstree Studios brings you Take Two with Nanette Newman [Picture: Elstree Studios]

The times of broadcast are as follows:

11th April 15:55 – Angela Douglas

11th April 00:45 – Angela Douglas

13th April 14:45 – Sylvia Syms

13th April 20:35 – Sylvia Syms

14th April 11:00 – Sylvia Syms

14th April 21:45 – Jack Smethurst

15th April 14:50 – Jack Smethurst

15th April 20:30 – Shirley Eaton

24th April 11:15 – Shirley Eaton

16th April 12:35 – Valerie Leon

17th April 20:50 – Madeline Smith

18th April 19:30 – Sally Thomsett

19th April 19:50 – Marc Sinden

20th April 20:50 – Vicki Michelle

21st April 20:25 – Norman Eshley

22nd April 20:15 – Nanette Newman

23rd April 10:30 – Jenny Hanley

* And the answers to the questions at the beginning? Norman Eshley, Sally Thomsett and Sylvia Sims.

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