Tag Archives: British sex comedies

Happy 40th Birthday, Come Play with Me!

Exactly 40 years ago today – 28 April 1977 – something quite extraordinary happened; a low budget sex comedy named Come Play with Me opened at the Moulin Cinema at 42-44 Great Windmill Street, Soho, and changed British cinema history … Continue reading

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Take Off Your Clothes… in an Art Gallery

Last year I was approached by the innovative British pop artist, Shuby. An expert in layered silkscreens printed onto canvases, Shuby explained how much she had enjoyed my book Keeping The British End Up and my movie Respectable and asked … Continue reading

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Carrying On…

I’ve recently been interviewed by Carry On Blogging, the excellent ‘Carry On’ movie fan-site. They gently probed me about my love of British sex comedies, the making of my debut film Respectable, as well as getting me to reveal which … Continue reading

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Celebrating Mary Millington Day

Well, 7th April was ‘Mary Millington Day’ in London, when we unveiled a plaque commemorating Come Play with Me and premièred my new film on her incredible life, Respectable – The Mary Millington Story, at the beautiful Regent Street Cinema. … Continue reading

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Mrs Slocombe’s New Pussy

My very talented friend, writer Derren Litten, the creator of ITV’s long-running hit sitcom Benidorm, has been asked to revive classic 1970s’ sitcom Are You Being Served? for the BBC. Recording for the new pilot episode took place at MediaCityUK … Continue reading

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The New Confessions of Robin Askwith…

On Saturday 19 September 2015 I’ll be interviewing legendary British actor Robin Askwith on stage at the Cinema Museum in Kennington, London SE11. We’ll be talking about his colourful life and career – his work with directors Lindsay Anderson, Pete … Continue reading

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School for Scandal

The latest DVD release I’ve been working on is finally released this month. Pete Walker’s School for Sex made its début on London screens in February 1969 and enjoyed long residences at several West End cinemas in the capital, including … Continue reading

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60 Minutes with Simon Sheridan

I recently invited to record my first ever podcast by the lovely people at 60 Minutes With. I’m interviewed about my life as a writer and, especially, about my love of low-budget British cinema of the 1970s. You can listen to the podcast … Continue reading

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London Calling

A few weeks ago I was interviewed by journalist Ben Venables about the history of British sex comedies – and their connections to the capital – for one of my favourite culture and entertainment websites, Londonist.com. You can read the article … Continue reading

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