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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald Lovell View Post
    From the 1971 DOCTOR WHO story "Terror of the Autons", this is the Master's final victim in Episode Four:


    I think this is high-dive stuntman extraordinaire Roy Scammell. Indeed, this character has a spectacular fall from some radio telescope ladders moments later. Roy is among the general uncredited cast, but not with a role attribution.
    Hi Gerald,

    Regarding the actor which you think is the stuntman Roy Scammell...

    I think he resembles like the man from the photograph in the image gallery for the Thriller boxset.
    You can see the photograph in TV Locations section, Stanmore Hall thread, post #12 written by our fellow member cornershop15:
    TV Locations - Stanmore Hall - #12



    Greg

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    Thanks, Greg, I see the resemblance. Looking at the THRILLER pic, it also looks a bit like Steven Berkoff, though I don't think he was involved with that series.

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    The Smallest Show on Earth (1957) gives us a bit more subtle comedy, as well as giving us:


    While we're outside the Grand, Sloughborough (possibly the Odeon in Richmond?) peeping between Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers, hat still firmly in place, it looks like "where's Wally", Jack Sharp

    While the Grand is advertising such offerings as Knock on Wood with Danny Kaye - a bit odd to have a 1954 film showing in a first-run cinema in 1957? - the Bijou Kinema relies on "Z" grade westerns, such as The Mystery of Hell Valley

    Lots of scenes from westerns it seems TCM (UK) and movies4men specialise in nowadays, but a few were clearly specially shot. Here we have one of the unlikeliest cowboy duos ever: a parched Peter Copley as "Hank"


    And his pal, played by Mario Fabrizi

    Later a love scene with the soundtracks mixed up featuring:

    That great romantic and star of The Devil Riders of Parched Point, Bill Nagy


    Glued to the screen behind the two ladies discussing their purchase of stout, the original Jack May.

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    This is a film I always associate with the glam June Cunningham being hired as an usherette (ticket seller) to encourage the men into the cinema!

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    I think the blond in the picture with Roy Beck could be his wife ANN.

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    Seeing several giant posters advertising the new remake DREDD , my grandson asked "what film is that?" . So i sat through the 1995 Stallone starring JUDGE DREDD with him, this hollywood flop was made here in the UK. The supporting cast is mostly British , uncredited as a student/apprentice? judge is Charlie Condou (currently playing Marcus in Coronation st).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald Lovell View Post
    From the 1971 DOCTOR WHO story "Terror of the Autons", this is the Master's final victim in Episode Four:


    I think this is high-dive stuntman extraordinaire Roy Scammell. Indeed, this character has a spectacular fall from some radio telescope ladders moments later. Roy is among the general uncredited cast, but not with a role attribution.
    That is indeed Roy. I've met him a few times as he's a friend of a good friend of ours and he is still extremely fit. I last spoke to him a couple of months ago and he'd just that week met up with his colleagues from the HAVOC stunt team that featured heavily in 70's Doctor Who. True to form he performed a high dive for the occasion which he said was filmed but I don't know what it was for. He is still involved in the film business and is hoping to get a new project off the ground soon.

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    That's good to hear about Roy, mariocki. The high-dive Roy performed in the previous DOCTOR WHO story, "Inferno", I think may have been a record at the time. I know Derek Ware spoke very highly of it. Roy also got lines in one of the episodes. Do please pass on warm regards to him.

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    I will do Gerald. One of these days I must sit down and have a chat with him about his career.

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    Hello MARIOCKI, If you do have a chat with Roy, ask him about his days at the Windmil Theatre, I think he worked there for a little while doing a trapeze act, when he was very young.

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    I will do Jim, thanks for the info.

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    I'M sure he won't mind you asking, he is a really nice chap, and a very good stunt man.

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    Some Doctors in the House . . .

    In Episode Two of the DOCTOR WHO story "The Claws of Axos", Eden Fox is on the uncredited cast list as the spectacular "rolling Axon glob", in other words, writhing around on the floor in a red sack with Stuart Myers, but:


    Here he is at the back also playing a "walking Laboratory assistant"

    Onto DR. FINLAY'S CASEBOOK and when our hero deals with "The Quack", the gathering clears out of the hall:

    Bang in the middle is the Lady in the Hat herself, Gertrude Kaye, playing . . . a lady in a hat. That's typecasting for you

    In the next episode, "Conduct Unbecoming", one of the guest stars is James Beck (with a very dodgy Scottish accent), but also popping up, his "temporary replacement" in DAD'S ARMY a few years later:

    Talfryn ("the teeth") Thomas as the laird's sneaky barman. He has no lines, so we don't get an example of his Welsh Scottish accent, dodgy or otherwise.

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    Carry On Doctor (1967) brings Frankie Howerd into the series, but it also brings:


    Listening to Frankie's twaddle about mind over matter, centre back, Philip Stewart


    "A rooftop drama" for ambulance men Harry Locke and Peter Gilmore to gawp at, along with Walter Henry in the light blue trousers behind them. Walter can be seen slightly later in the same gear entering the hospital at visiting time


    Shocked onlookers at the continuing drama include, I think, Hugh Elton top left


    "Never again, never!" exclaims Charles Hawtrey, not about drink, but about having a baby. The orderly helping him to stand even on the right is Guy Standeven, who can be seen throughout the film, transporting bedpans, etc.


    "The patients are revolting" is what Dr. Tinkle may have told Matron, and here we seen the Fosdick Ward contingent of the revolutionaries. Alongside Messrs. Howerd, Butterworth, Hawtrey, James and Bresslaw is, back centre, the revolting George Spence. He can also be seen throughout the film as the occupant of the bed next to Sid's. In most shots, George appears to be fast asleep!

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    They don't blow the bloody doors off, but they do appear briefly in The Italian Job (1969):

    Camp Freddie's enjoying some marital discomfort suffered by Michael Caine and his henchman in the pork pie hat on the right is Nosher Powell

    When Mr. Bridger and his friend Keats are off to the flickers, Fred the warder (Alastair Hunter) is soon dismissed, but not the projectionist played by Walter Henry

    And when the Turin traffic goes more ballistic than usual, among the police summoned to computer H.Q. is, on the right, Martin Lyder, who has some strange hand movements in this scene. Maybe he thinks he should be directing the traffic instead of Louis Mansi, Robert Rietty and Arnold Diamond.

    A while ago a query was raised as to whether the warder escorting Michael Caine near the start of the film is a thin Tony Caunter. The answer is definitely no; I don't think Tony was ever that thin!

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    J spotted Jack Arrow in the film Heaven's Above! (1963) last night, with an unfamiliar pipe on this occasion:



    With Gerald Sim (middle) and an unknown actor who appears to have a catatonic expression. Who is he?

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    I don't recognise the gentleman on the right, cornershop, but he looks as though he's trying to hold something in . . .

    But more Jack Arrow, indeed 1951, so early Jack Arrow:


    The Works Committee is up against The Man in the White Suit and there's young Jack, not on the left, but in the middle. At the front, it's Vida Hope and Patric Doonan, plus Charlotte Mitchell. The left has a lady in a hat, but not the Lady in the Hat, but don't despair . . .


    . . . she's there too, Gertrude Kaye, ultimately enjoying ripping the clothes off Alec Guinness; first time I think we've seen her laugh!


    And also enjoying a stripping laugh is, on the left, Arthur Mullard.

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    The sublime and the ridiculous


    From Nicholas Nickleby (1947), as the delightful Wackford Squeers gently ushers his new boys out of the Saracen's Head Inn:


    The boot-shine on the right looks like the original Jack May. He quickly crosses in front of the principals later in the sequence

    Then in Ladies Who Do (1963), tycoon Harry H. Corbett summons his council of war:

    Included on the council are warmongers Victor Harrington, Bill Edwards and Jon Pertwee, as well as Alan Curtis and Gerald Case. The waiters are Pat Judge and with his back to us, Gerry Judge


    The war later takes to the streets (of Battersea, according to the IMDb) and here we have Harry, foreman Graham Stark, worker Walter Sparrow and shop steward Brian Rawlinson.

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    The 1955 Reg Dixon comedy No Smoking appears to be quite obscure today, but it does have a few familiar faces:
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    Looks like Paddy Ryan throwing the switch to throw the anti-smoking pill factory into gear.
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    And Jack May Mark I looks very interested in Reg's thank you speech, while Lionel Jeffries enlists a small boy and his slingshot to disrupt things.
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    Someone not sighted for a while:


    As Joe Orton goes to collect his Evening Standard Award in Prick Up Your Ears (1987), there's Leslie Adams in his trademark bowtie. Looking at Leslie, though, the title of the film might almost have been Candle Up Your Nostril.

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