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Brian Parker (1929-2020)

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:19 pm
by Billy Smart
The television director Brian Parker died last month, shortly after the Blu-ray release of his 1973 Play For Today film, Shakespeare - Or Bust (he was delighted to receive a copy, but didn't have anything to play it on!). My old colleague Lez Cooke had been in correspondence with him last year, and has posted their exchanges as an interview: Brian Parker (1929-2020) - https://forgottentelevisiondrama.wordpr ... 1929-2020/

Re: Brian Parker (1929-2020)

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:49 pm
by Mark
Thank's for the link, fascinating stuff, and worked on three great series fav's, "Softly Softly", "The Troubleshooters" and "Hadleigh".

It seems it wasn't all lovely for John Le Mesurier then!


Re: Brian Parker (1929-2020)

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:08 pm
by Billy Smart
Stuck in lockdown last year, Brian Parker occupied himself by starting to write his memoirs. Unfortunately he had only got up to the first chapter when he died in December, but the Forgotten Television Drama blog can publish what he had written: Brian Parker – Getting Started as a TV Director, 1964-65 https://forgottentelevisiondrama.wordpr ... r-1964-65/