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    A photograph of Roy Castle with Fiona Dickson.



    Roy Castle, Actor, Comedian with Girlfriend Fiona Dickson, dated January 16th 1963.

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    Has anybody seen Roy Castle in the 1959 Sonja Henie film HELLO LONDON ?

    This seems to be quite a rarity.....

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    Here's Roy Castle hosting a programme on the Dobcross Band Club, 1/3, perhaps from the '70s?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvCh1...71F9FAFCC0FA00

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    Quote Originally Posted by theuofc View Post
    Here's Roy Castle hosting a programme on the Dobcross Band Club, 1/3, perhaps from the '70s?
    Dobcross is just up the road from me Barbara

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruiser15 View Post
    Here are some grabs I made from Roy's performance in Dr.Terror's House of Horrors.






    Great screencaps Bruiser. I especially like Roy's sequence in that film. Excellent stuff.

    wec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimw1 View Post
    Dobcross is just up the road from me Barbara
    Great! The three video clips have some pics of Dobcross back in the'70s. Yay!

    Barbara

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    Here's a photo of Roy with Roberta Tovey, Jenny Linden, and Peter Cushing, Dr. Who:


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    He's a bit of a hero of mine mainly through the courage and dignity he showed fighting his illness. Used to send all our old ink cartridges to his charity before we went lazer.
    Wonderful allround entertainer. Did The Generation Game once with a Wizard of Oz routine. Always thought he was the natural successor to old Brucie on the GG but was surprized when they went the other way (no pun intended) with Larry Grayson. I think he could have done most things as well if not better (Strickly Come Dancing for one) than Bruce if he had lived longer. Being nearly five years younger than Bruce might have just kept him in his shadow opportunity wise. Not that I would think that bothered or harmed Roy career.

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    Just saw an LP of Roy's in a charity shop. It was called "Roy Sings John".

    That's Roy Castle singing The Gospel According to St John. In a chunky jumper.

    Hmm....

    I put it down very carefully and backed out of the shop.

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    A TV Times listing from September 23rd 1965.





    Some information about Roy Castle and
    also information about the episode of Man
    Behind The Star in which Roy appeared,
    from page 3 of the same issue of TV Times
    as the above listing (September 18th - 24th 1965)
    Last edited by billy farmer; 24-03-11 at 12:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toscana View Post
    He's a bit of a hero of mine mainly through the courage and dignity he showed fighting his illness. Used to send all our old ink cartridges to his charity before we went lazer.
    Wonderful allround entertainer. Did The Generation Game once with a Wizard of Oz routine. Always thought he was the natural successor to old Brucie on the GG but was surprized when they went the other way (no pun intended) with Larry Grayson. I think he could have done most things as well if not better (Strickly Come Dancing for one) than Bruce if he had lived longer. Being nearly five years younger than Bruce might have just kept him in his shadow opportunity wise. Not that I would think that bothered or harmed Roy career.
    Roy may have been many things, but he was not the comedian Bruce Forsyth is. Not even close!

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    Yes but Roy had much better hair than Bruce,as for Bruce being a comedian the mind boggles.He couldn't tell an original joke for the life of him,all he is and was is a poor mans version of Sammy Davis Jnr.ie. a very average singer,a middling dancer,a good compere,and a not very good looking man....

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    Quote Originally Posted by liambarn View Post
    Yes but Roy had much better hair than Bruce,as for Bruce being a comedian the mind boggles.He couldn't tell an original joke for the life of him,all he is and was is a poor mans version of Sammy Davis Jnr.ie. a very average singer,a middling dancer,a good compere,and a not very good looking man....
    He is, alongside the sainted Bob Monkhouse, one of the two greatest game show hosts this country has ever produced.

    I find him very funny - not as a joke teller, but as a reactive wisecracker especially when working with members of the public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAEME View Post
    He is, alongside the sainted Bob Monkhouse, one of the two greatest game show hosts this country has ever produced.

    I find him very funny - not as a joke teller, but as a reactive wisecracker especially when working with members of the public.
    I agree with you up to a point, Graeme.
    It must be said that Bob Monkhouse was so much more than just a game show host. He was a sharp and very funny stand-up comedian for which I'm sure he would rather be remembered. Both were/are very good with MOPs, yes, but that's about all with Forsyth. I know he likes to think of himself as a bit of musician as well - but he isn't that good, although his enthusiasm makes up for what he lacks in talent.

    I'm afraid that I could never see what Roy Castle was supposed to be - he was a bit of a 'Jack-Of-All-Trades', but, for me, he wasn't outstanding at anything he ever did and I always felt that many could have done a lot better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame Starry View Post
    I'm afraid that I could never see what Roy Castle was supposed to be - he was a bit of a 'Jack-Of-All-Trades', but, for me, he wasn't outstanding at anything he ever did and I always felt that many could have done a lot better.
    Yes but he did manage to get involved in lively group of films including arguably one of the best of the Amicus portmanteau horror films and one of the most memorable Carry ons'. Greater talents have done less

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    I have always thought that Roy Castle was one of the most talented Entertainers of all time, he had so many different talents, wonderful Entertainer and great human being.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame Starry View Post
    I'm afraid that I could never see what Roy Castle was supposed to be - he was a bit of a 'Jack-Of-All-Trades', but, for me, he wasn't outstanding at anything he ever did and I always felt that many could have done a lot better.
    Perhaps with a bit more guidance he could have been honed into something?
    but I found his routines were all a bit
    "look at me I'm clever I can sing,dance or anything and upstage any of you here"

    As for the nonsense about passive smoking- when mega talent like Frank Sinatra sang in more smokey clubs than he ever could imagine, smoked himself (one time 60 a day)and then lived till he was 86.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy farmer View Post
    I have always thought that Roy Castle was one of the most talented Entertainers of all time, he had so many different talents, wonderful Entertainer and great human being.
    Hear, hear!

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    A clip from Record Breakers.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2vu55qiEno

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    Although Roy Castle was undoubtedly irritating at times, he was hugely talented and a great presenter on 'The Record Breakers'. He was always so full of life and enthusiasm!

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