Thursday, 19 May 2016

#THROWBACKTHURSDAY : UNCLE HARRY AND THE MAN FROM THE LITTLE PET SHOP OF HORRORS


#‎throwbackthursday‬: For the next few weeks, we are making our ‪#‎throwback‬ themed.. we'll be digging through the collection to bring you some rare and not so well known television appearances from the 1950's, 60's and 70's. Peter was very fortunate to have had an extremely successful television career, long before his success on the big screen. To kick us off with our FIRST , Peter Cushing Telly #throwbackthursday post . . .


 . . . . a photograph from the BBC play 'UNCLE HARRY' which was broadcast on 8th May 1958 and starred Peter Cushing, Beryl Measor, Gerald James and the actress in the pic, Mary Morris. The play was based in Wales and BBC Wales produced this television adaptation of Thomas Job's stage play. The story revolved around Harry Quincey (Uncle Harry played by Cushing) who lives with his two rather quarrelsome sisters, who look after him, but feels stifled. He thinks up a desperate plan to free himself.


TRIVIA: After it's run on Broadway in 1942, it was adapted shortly after into a film starring George Saunders entitled, The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry.... it's script and story bore little resemblance to the  theatre production or tv play!


#throwbackthursday: MORE Throw Back Cushing Telly: Peter Cushing as Martin Blueck, the owner of a suspicious pet shop in 'The Silent Scream' an episode of the short lived TV series 'Hammer House Of Horror' (1980) co-starring Brian Cox and directed by Alan Gibson who had worked with Peter and for Hammer directing Dracula AD 1972 and The Satanic Rites Of Dracula (1974) This was the final time that Peter worked for Hammer films.

MORE Cushing Telly Throwbacks NEXT Thursday



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