Tickets are now on sale for a Chris Shepherd comedy special at the LOCO Film Festival
Thursday 23rd January 2014 - 8pm - Blue Room BFI SOUTHBANK
Okay gang. I’m doing a rather spectacular screening at the LOCO Film Festival. I have a two screenings coming up in January, the first at the London Short Film Festival features all of my films which are centered about me and my Liverpool tales. Details to be announced in the LSFF launch. While this incredibly different LOCO screening will look at my comedy work with some never before seen footage and films. Including People’s Britain, Big Train, Nathan Barley, ACMS and some never before seen work. Don’t miss out its going to be a cracker! You’ll be able to see the Ringer at both screenings. Its going to be a real one off.
I love this kids book of how John Nathan Turner produced doctor who. It was in a series of how to… Books. How to be a fireman. How to be a nurse etc. He sent it to me after i visited to the BBC. This is the guy who classically famed for destroying doctor who but the book gives no clues how things work. Which defeats the object. He walks his dog Pepsi in the park in one bit.
Now the single I bought in the 70’s a features Jon pertwee doing a spoken word version of theme tune. Its fab. Google it now. It’s amazing.
Getting some costume reference together for Drillerfiller then came across this photo of John Nathan-Turner from about 1980/1. I used to write a school fanzine in school. We wrote to him and let us interview him in Shepherd’s Bush, when the BBC were there. People say he was the guy who killed Doctor Who but this was before any homicides. He was an incredibly nice bloke. He entertained two scruffy kids from Anfield — so he was a top man to me. Since I first posted this there’s been a lot controversy about JNT with his admiration for the fans. Especially the boys. But I didn’t get a sense of that on my visit.