You’ve heard it mentioned a dozen times and some will be bemused, amused or aghast with horror by the wonderfully naff Telly Savalas Visits Birmingham, but we have really got a treat in store for you this time.
Mike Humble explains all…
Us Brits are a funny bunch, aren’t we? The ability to have a jolly good laugh at each other and smile in the face of adversity is a key strength embodied in us all. Ever since Keith first had the idea to post up the amazingly popular Memories features, AROnline’s traffic has gone through the roof with a record number of people clicking in and out of the site. We won’t dwell on this, suffice to say a big thank you – if transporting you back in time, even if just for a little while, is making this global detritus a tiny bit more bearable for you, then that makes the efforts of everyone on the Editorial Team all the more worthwhile.
Anyway, only just this morning, a contact of mine at the Baim Collection got in touch to express his joy at seeing our Memories article on Birmingham which makes mention of the epic Telly Savalas looks at Birmingham cinema short. As we have mentioned before, the late Harold Baim used to make and produce a number of short feature films. The film itself hasn’t been seen in its entirety for a number of years, and was last broadcast on the Sky Arts channel. The licence to broadcast has since expired so, with the archive company’s blessing, we have been given exclusive rights – for a limited time only we must add – to let you see it in full.
So, let Telly Savalas take you into a world of almost 40 years ago when ‘Wumptie’ buses roamed the streets in this half-hour journey of joy. Keep those eyes peeled for thousands of period cars (above), and join us in extended our thanks to the Baim Collection. Thinking about it for a moment, wouldn’t it be great if we got in touch asking Sky TV to re-run these films? I think we need a little light hearted nostalgia on the tellybox right now.
If you agree with me, go to: www.skygroup.sky/skystudios/commissioning
Here’s lookin’ atcha!