Sailing In Ambridge

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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by jonathan » Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:55 pm

Brian is brilliant, good businessman and worth knowing in order meet the totty of the day!. I reckon he would make a great skipper on a racing yacht and would certainly know how to entertain his crew apres sail.

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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by Graham T » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:44 pm

I don't think the beeb will be able to put the Archers afloat anymore...... I have just bought the original internal use BBC sound effects record of dinghy sailing for a princely 99p on e-bay! It has classic tracks such as "Tacking up to a mooring" and "getting Underway (Rigging)".
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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by jonathan » Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:40 pm

What about a scriptwriters conference sinking with all hands?

Are they sound effects cobbled together with odds and ends from a shed dropped into sinks of water? Or is it a collection of genuine recordings?

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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by Graham T » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:18 pm

Its hard to tell if they are genuine recordings or not but I like to think they are. The missus reckons not because the tacks aren't accompanied by thunks and swearing. I just think they would leave that for the actors to do......
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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by Ancient Geek » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:54 pm

Was this for that Childrens Hour Classic "The Green Sailors" by Gilbert Hackforth-Jones with Uncle George played by Norman Shelley (Also the voice of Winnie the Pooh and reputedly that of Winston Churchill in at least some of his wartime broadcasts.) Oh for gentler times!
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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by jonathan » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:50 pm

Now this is me being what my children refer to as "sad". Didn't Norman Shelly play Col. Danby in the Archers and do his Churchill impersonation whilst sitting on the banks of the Am watching the boats drift by? I could have been mistaken or confused whilst trying to scrape 60 years worth of varnish off the bottom of an old boat.

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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by Ancient Geek » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:20 am

No Jonathan it is not sad to know about the past (That's what the CRDA does in one guise!) whilst Wikipedia does not mention The Green Sailors I know he played uncle George. Now this is sad and there was a whol Dinghy Sailing Adventure!

Norman Shelley (February 16 1903 – August 22 1980) was an English actor, best
known for his work in radio, in particular for the BBC's Children's Hour. He
also had a recurring role as Colonel Danby in the long-running radio soap opera
The Archers.
Perhaps Shelley's single best-known role was as Winnie-the-Pooh in The
Children's Hour adaptations of A. A. Milne's stories - for many people of the
right age, his is the definitive voice of Pooh. Other roles for The Children's
Hour included Dr. Watson (opposite Carleton Hobbs as Holmes) in a series of
adaptations of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories; and the role of
Dennis the Dachshund in the specially-written Toytown series. Shelley also
played the parts of Gandalf and Tom Bombadil in the 1955-6 radio adaptation of
J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. In the 1973 BBC television series Jack
the Ripper Shelley played Detective Constable Walter Dew.
A recurring rumour holds that some of Winston Churchill's most famous speeches
to Parliament during World War II were subsequently recorded for radio broadcast
(the House of Commons not being at the time set up for location recording) not
by Churchill, but by Shelley impersonating Churchill. Although the rumour has
been promoted by controversial revisionist WWII historian David Irving to
support his unflattering view of Churchill, there is a lack of supporting
evidence, and many of Irving's specific claims have been disproven by other
researchers. Shelley did record a performance of Churchill's "We shall fight on
the beaches" speech, but that was several years after the speech was originally
made, and there is no record of its having been broadcast as genuine Churchill
(or, indeed, at all).
Former BBC producer Trevor Hill (BBC Northern Children's Hour, Sooty, Pinky and
Perky etc.) was a close friend of Norman Shelley and actually worked with him
during the war at the BBC when Norman was often persuaded to imitate Churchill
while everyone in the room closed their eyes. According to Trevor it was
impossible to tell the difference. He is also adamant that Shelley deputised for
Churchill on wartime radio on at least three separate occasions (possibly more),
when Churchill was either out of the country or indisposed ill in bed. It was a
well kept secret, however, because the government did not want either the
British public or the Nazis to know where Churchill was or what he was doing.
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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by Michael Brigg » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:49 am

So what your saying is that Colonel Danby was a sort of Corporal Clifton James ("I was Monty's double") for Churchill?
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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by Ancient Geek » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:03 am

Up to a point Lord Copper, he (colonel Danby) was played by Norman Shelley who never denied having been the voice of Churchill in his radio broadcasts especially if the Old Man was elsewhere or ill! The words that is to say the script was Churchills though no one should detract from the Greatest of Men.
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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by jonathan » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:21 pm

Wow, AG what a font of knowledge! Did NS also appear on "Does The Team Think" or perhaps it was "Twenty Questions" ? Long dead panel games.

As for Mr Irving, well an old dinghy with a soggy rotten bottom would be too good for him even with all the lead correctors still in place!

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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by Ancient Geek » Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:54 am

I liked Boris description of him as a "burst pustule".
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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by Ancient Geek » Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:55 am

I think you are thinking of Norman Hackforth the voice of the answer that the teams couldn't hear.
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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by jonathan » Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:08 pm

And the next object is.......a broken top batten, a broken top batten

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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by Garry R » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:53 am

Animal, mineral or vegetable?

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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by ACB » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:57 am

F3000 still has a vegetable set...

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