Apr 232018
 

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Births



1937

Bobby Campbell

(Died: 06 Nov 2015)

Aged 78
Robert George Campbell was an English professional football player and later manager.

Campbell played 68 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 1961 – 1966. He was Portsmouth manager between 1982 – 1984
1946

Blair Brown

Age 72
Bonnie Blair Brown is an American theatre, film and television actress. She has had a number of high-profile roles, including in the play Copenhagen on Broadway, the leading actress in the films Altered States (1980), Continental Divide (1981) and Strapless (1989), as well as a run as the title character in the comedy-drama television series The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, which ran from 1987 to 1991. Her later roles include Nina Sharp on the Fox television series Fringe and Judy King on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.
1977

John Oliver

Age 41
John William Oliver is an English comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor and television host.
1980

Sally Bretton

Age 38
Sally Bretton (born Sally Davis) is an English actress. She is best known for appearing as Lucy Adams in the television sitcom Not Going Out since 2007, and as Martha Lloyd in the BBC1 crime drama Death in Paradise, between 2015 and 2017.


Deaths



1975

William Hartnell

(Born: 08 Jan 1908)

Died Aged 67
William Henry Hartnell was an English actor. Hartnell played the first incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, from 1963 to 1966. He was also well known for his role as Sergeant Grimshaw, the title character of the first Carry On film, Carry On Sergeant in 1958, and Company Sergeant Major Percy Bullimore in the sitcom The Army Game from 1957 until 1958, and again in 1960.


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Jan 082018
 

On This Day


Births



1908

William Hartnell

(Died: 23 Apr 1975)

Aged 67
William Henry Hartnell was an English actor. Hartnell played the first incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, from 1963 to 1966. He was also well known for his role as Sergeant Grimshaw, the title character of the first Carry On film, Carry On Sergeant in 1958, and Company Sergeant Major Percy Bullimore in the sitcom The Army Game from 1957 until 1958, and again in 1960.
1934

Roy Kinnear

(Died: 20 Sep 1988)

Aged 54
Roy Mitchell Kinnear was an English actor. He is known for his roles in films directed by Richard Lester; including Algernon in Help! (1965); Clapper in How I Won the War (1967); and Planchet in The Three Musketeers (1973), reprising the latter role in the 1974 and 1989 sequels. He is also known for playing Private Monty Bartlett in The Hill (1965) and Henry Salt in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
1941

Graham Chapman

(Died: 04 Oct 1989)

Aged 48
Graham Arthur Chapman was an English comedian, writer, actor, author, and one of the six members of the British surreal comedy group Monty Python. He played authority figures such as the Colonel and the lead role in two Python films, Holy Grail (1975) and Life of Brian (1979).
1947

David Bowie

(Died: 10 Jan 2016)

Aged 69
David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in popular music for over five decades, acclaimed by critics and fellow musicians for his innovative work. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, his music and stagecraft significantly influencing popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million albums worldwide, made him one of the world's best-selling music artists. In the UK, he was awarded nine platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, releasing eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and nine gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
1948

Norman Piper

Age 70
Norman Piper is an English former footballer (soccer player) who played professionally in England for 13 years before finishing his career in the United States.

Piper played 358 times for Portsmouth scoring 60 goals between 1970 – 1978
1965

Michelle Forbes

Age 53
Michelle Renee Forbes Guajardo is an American actress who has appeared on television and in independent films. Forbes first gained attention for her dual role in daytime soap opera Guiding Light, for which she received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination. She is also a Saturn Award winner with three nominations.
1977

Amber Benson

Age 41
Amber Nicole Benson is an American actress, writer, director, and producer. She is best known for her role as Tara Maclay on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but has also directed, produced and starred in her own films Chance (2002) and Lovers, Liars & Lunatics (2006). She also co-directed the film Drones with fellow Buffy cast member Adam Busch.


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Jun 052016
 
POSTER TITLE RATING




Carry On Sergeant

(1958)




Plot Summary

Sergeant Grimshaw wants to retire in the flush of success by winning the Star Squad prize with his very last platoon of newly called-up National Servicemen. But what a motley bunch they turn out to be, and it’s up to Grimshaw to put the no-hopers through their paces.

Verdict

The first Carry On film and it shows, lead character is played by Bob Monkhouse and not one of the regular team of which only Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Connor are present in supporting roles.

It’s fun but lacks the humour and slapstick you expect from the series.

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