Sunday, May 22, 2016

Famous faces in Gideon's Way

I have now watched all 26 episodes of Gideon's Way on Youtube. As I said in my first post on the subject, one of the pleasures of the series is the regular appearance of actors who later became famous in other roles.

So it is that in one episode (Boy with Gun) you will find both Smiley's enforcer Mendel from Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Wally Batty from Last of the Summer Wine.

That first post showed you John Hurt and Michael Cashman. Here are some more familiar faces.

A young Donald Sutherland in The Millionaire's Daughter.

Mrs Bridges from Upstairs Downstairs as a criminal boss in Big Fish, Little Fish.

Harry Hawkins from Softly Softly was on of my first TV heroes. Here is Norman Bowler in Morna before that (and long before Emmerdale).

Mr Lucas from Are You Being Served? appeared as a Constable in The Reluctant Witness...

...while Private Walker from Dad's Army was an Inspector in A Perfect Crime.

And here, before Heartbeat, before Yes Minister, before even Basil Brush, is Derek Fowlds in The Nightlifers.

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