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    Sparrows Can't Sing [1962] ~ James Booth, Barbara Windsor, Roy Kinnear, and Avis Bunnage



    On BBC Radio Two (EP Prog) today, Babs said that this film was being released on DVD in the UK in June ........by Optimum ?

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    Senior Member Country: Great Britain Mark O's Avatar
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    Cheers Julian, i like Elaine's show as well as it's all Musical Theatre with the added bonus today of our Miss Babs whom i've always admired, Queenie Watts sings in the film as well whilst a Pub is being wrecked all around her!




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    It's part of the London box set - not sure if its available on its own.



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    What a great pic of my favourite actress and lovely lady !

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    Senior Member Country: Great Britain Mark O's Avatar
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    name='julian_craster']What a great pic of my favourite actress and lovely lady !


    I didn't know you're a fan of our Babs Julian!..........i've always been drawn to her because of her bubbly outgoing personality, did you see the programme on TV approx 2/3 years ago where she traced her Family tree?

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    Yes.... very nice pic of Babs...but what a dreadful film...:

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    name='kingbman']Yes.... very nice pic of Babs...but what a dreadful film...:


    According to IMDB she was nominated for a BAFTA for this film !



    I wonder if Ron & Reg had little dickybird in someone's ear.

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    name='Tony Pendrey']According to IMDB she was nominated for a BAFTA for this film !



    I wonder if Ron & Reg had little dickybird in someone's ear.







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    name='Tony Pendrey']According to IMDB she was nominated for a BAFTA for this film !



    I wonder if Ron & Reg had little dickybird in someone's ear.
    It's a dreadful film, but Barbara shines in it. And the nomination was for her, as best actress, not for the film.



    The nominations were:

    # Billy Liar (1963) - Julie Christie

    # Sparrows Can't Sing (1963) - Barbara Windsor

    # The Servant (1963) - Sarah Miles

    # This Sporting Life (1963) - Rachel Roberts

    # Tom Jones (1963) - Edith Evans

    and the winner was ...

    Rachel Roberts



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    name='Steve Crook']It's a dreadful film, but Barbara shines in it. And the nomination was for her, as best actress, not for the film.




    What did I say then ?

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    Nice piece from the blog 'Spitalfield Life'

    When Roy Kinnear got his ladder stuck in Shadwell | Spitalfields Life

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    I didn't think the film was that bad ...

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    I quite enjoyed it!

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    Link to previously unseen photos of Barbara Windsor on the set.........


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...unearthed.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by didi-5 View Post
    I didn't think the film was that bad ...
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    I quite enjoyed it!
    Same here. Very much of its time, and hasn't aged too well, but charming nonetheless.

    The imdb rating of 6.6 is about right.

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    Newly restored DVD and Blu-ray out on Monday: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B010E1NKZG

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    Feature publicising the premiere here

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/oldcin...tos/2428346282

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    I am looking forward to the DVD plus the interview with Murray Melvin that is part of the bonus items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick C View Post
    Feature publicising the premiere here

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/oldcin...tos/2428346282
    I wonder how far back those ABC News in house magazines go. They were only available to ABC employees and had information and photos in them that never appeared in the regular ABC Film Review monthly magazine, such as photos of film premieres and such. A kind of ABC version of Kine Weekly. I saw one once on eBay that went back to 1962, but I've not seen any earlier issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenburnfan View Post
    I wonder how far back those ABC News in house magazines go. They were only available to ABC employees and had information and photos in them that never appeared in the regular ABC Film Review monthly magazine, such as photos of film premieres and such. A kind of ABC version of Kine Weekly. I saw one once on eBay that went back to 1962, but I've not seen any earlier issues.
    DBF, if you go into Flickr via that portal, the poster has some other editions but mostly around the same time if I recall.

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