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    I am sure Cherie will want to see this one again - her dad plays a young villain.....

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    name='julian_craster']I am sure Cherie will want to see this one again - her dad plays a young villain.....


    Been a while since I've watched The Hi-Jackers but isn't Tony Booth the victim rather than one of the villains ?



    Either way a very welcome double bill release

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    Fantastic news - I've got an incomplete copy of The Hi-Jackers from a TV screening and it's excellent, while Smokescreen has a very good reputation. These two are definitely on the shopping list.

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    Great news, but I've mint tv recordings of both, so hope there's an extra.

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    name='dpgmel']Been a while since I've watched The Hi-Jackers but isn't Tony Booth the victim rather than one of the villains ?



    Either way a very welcome double bill release


    Yes he is the victim in this film, he gets his lorry nicked but finds a girlfriend as played by Jacqueline Ellis

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    I bought this direct from Renown and am very pleased with both picture & sound quality. Both films are very enjoyable and the actor Derek Francis is in both which for me is a bonus. Jim O'Connolly was a good writer & director and Robert Tronson told me that Jim was the most talented person working at Merton Park in the late 1950s & early 1960s. Smokescreen was made at Brighton studios and I believe Jim lived in Brighton in his later years. The Hijackers made at Twickenham studios has another actor I like and that is Ronald Hines perhaps better known as a theatre actor but a well known face of the time. I hope Renown continue with their celebration of Butchers.

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    Just a reminder - perhaps to the Renown person who visits the pages - that actor John Carson, who appeared in SMOKESCREEN, is still very much with us and a good friend of mine. Responding to another poster's hope that there might be some 'extras' on the new release - I know for a fact that John would have been very open to an approach to provide an 'extra' for the DVD with his reminiscences had such an approach been made. He's currently in South Africa at present, visiting family - but will be back with us soon. Anyone reading my post who might have plans for releasing older material featuring John and wanting to feature him as an 'extra' - just let me know and I'd be happy to facilitate.



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    name='dicky2006']I bought this direct from Renown and am very pleased with both picture & sound quality. Both films are very enjoyable and the actor Derek Francis is in both which for me is a bonus. Jim O'Connolly was a good writer & director and Robert Tronson told me that Jim was the most talented person working at Merton Park in the late 1950s & early 1960s. Smokescreen was made at Brighton studios and I believe Jim lived in Brighton in his later years. The Hijackers made at Twickenham studios has another actor I like and that is Ronald Hines perhaps better known as a theatre actor but a well known face of the time. I hope Renown continue with their celebration of Butchers.




    Any idea what happened to Farewell Performance?



    apparently it has not been since its release, a real mystery itself.

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    I don't think John would have enjoyed seeing that his name was not on the cover though, at least I would not if I was him.

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    name='Arfur Teacake']Any idea what happened to Farewell Performance?



    apparently it has not been since its release, a real mystery itself.


    I wouldn't mind seeing Farewell Performance. It seems to have disappeared completely. I have two 45's from this film. The first was by Heinz entitled 'Dreams Do Come True' and the second was by The Tornados with their instrumental 'The Ice Cream Man'. Both Heinz and The Tornados appeared in this film.



    I also have the film poster (see below)




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