Elstree Studios celebrates 90th anniversary

May 5, 2016

As part of Elstree’s 90th anniversary year of celebrations, the Studios recently launched a series of 12 televised interviews with well-known and affectionately remembered names and faces from Elstree’s long history. The programmes received their premiere broadcasts on Talking Pictures Television, available on Sky, Freeview and Freesat.

Everyone loves Elstree... well-known stars have been interviews about the legendary studios
Everyone loves Elstree… well-known stars have been interviewed about the legendary studios

Made in-house and hosted by Elstree Studios chairman, Morris Bright, a writer, broadcaster and film and television historian, the series of 12 x 30 minute programmes is entitled Take Two. Those interviewed are: Angela Douglas (Carry On actress & widow of late British actor Kenneth More), British acting great Sylvia Syms, Jack Smethurst (best known for hit comedy series of the 1970s including controversial Love Thy Neighbour), former Bond golden girl herself Shirley Eaton, Valerie Leon (the only actress to appear in all the major British cinema franchises – Hammer Horror, Pink Panther, Bond and Carry On), Hammer horror starlet Madeline Smith, original Railway Child Sally Thomsett, director and producer Marc Sinden, sitcom favourite Vicki Michelle, actor Norman Eshley (The Sweeney, Man About the House and George & Mildred), actress, writer and wife of the late Bryan Forbes Nanette Newman, and actress and presenter Jenny Hanley.

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