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Postcode - SE23, Talkshow guests wanted.

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Joined 10-05-2007
Posted on Monday, 14 May, 2007 - 12:13 pm:   

Dear SE23'ers

I'm putting on a theatrical show/tv pilot at the Brockley Jack Theatre on June 5th and 7th as part of the Brockley Max Festival. The concept of the pilot looks at different postcodes around the country and the show will use SE23 as the guinea pig. The theatre will be a tv studio for the night as this is all in a talk show format. So... I'm looking for residents of SE23 to be guests on the show. Interested? Then please go to this link ionnaire.doc

.. fill in the questionnaire and return it to Need this by Friday 18th May, this Friday!

Successful candidates will be included in both shows in a 5 minute interview on stage (recorded) where they shall get to wax lyrical about there neighbourhood in a light hearted Norton/Ross/Paxman/Parkinson style interview. Easy-peasy and lots of fun.

If its not you but you know a great local character who'd be up for this then either send the link to them or conatact me via the same email address.

Any queries, I'm happy to respond!.

Joined 30-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 14 May, 2007 - 12:44 pm:   

I volunteer Baggydave - our local expert on pubs!
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 14 May, 2007 - 12:45 pm:   

This would mean BD revealing his identity. Is he/she up for this. Ooperlooper is my nomination as is Blushingsnail...
Joined 10-05-2007
Posted on Monday, 14 May, 2007 - 01:59 pm:   

I was hoping for Baggydave too! Local superstar is just what we need to get posteriors on seats. And of course someone that can define a postcode by the pubs within is surely a national treasure.
Joined 21-12-2005
Posted on Monday, 14 May, 2007 - 02:59 pm:   

I was thinking Charlie (FHSoc people will know who I mean) but I don't know if he's on here.
Joined 30-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 14 May, 2007 - 04:06 pm:   

Presumably Baggydave could appear in silhouette only to protect his secret identity!
Joined 10-05-2007
Posted on Monday, 14 May, 2007 - 04:21 pm:   

'Theatrical Face Pixellation' is also possible.
Joined 07-06-2006
Posted on Monday, 14 May, 2007 - 05:06 pm:   

"in a light hearted Norton/Ross/Paxman/Parkinson style interview"

I like how "Paxman" slipped gently into the middle of the other "light hearted" interviewers. Not sure I have ever heard anyone else compare Jeremy Paxman to Graham Norton in terms of interview style.


How about Michael from the FHS? I think Charlie would be good if you can get hold of him, but I am worried that BigJulie might come on and talk about dog poo!
Joined 19-05-2004
Posted on Monday, 14 May, 2007 - 05:57 pm:   

I am extremely flattered guys but I have now retired to the lower division of, which reminds me no one is responding to my current threads.

I suggest we could re-enact the clasic battle of 2005 which ended up in the mass expulsion from this site (web master, I am having a laugh at Newman's expense, as sure he still looks at this site). Perhaps TJ or others may have a view.
Joined 04-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 14 May, 2007 - 10:11 pm:   

I've just been for a drink with Louisdad aka Mike. Unfortunately I cannot attend the event as I am off on honeymoon at the time. But I have passed on 28 years of knowledge about Forest Hill (actually I think we discussed at least 200 years of Forest Hill history).

I hope Charlie will be on the panel, and I think there are a number of other contributors who would be good to have, I won't embarass you all by naming you. But I took the liberty of suggesting some people who are not even contributors to, such as Pete Walsh. But the panel is meant to be a cross-section of SE23 society, so it would be good to have a variety of people with different backgrounds including people who have lived in USA, Japan, Siberia, Catford, etc.

At best this should be a fun evening, at worst it will be 'location, location, location' without the houses. But wouldn't it be nice to say you started a new TV programme? It would be like being the first people in the Big Brother House. Nominations for 'Nasty Nick' are now open ;-)
Joined 09-04-2005
Posted on Monday, 14 May, 2007 - 10:11 pm:   

We all love the underdog from the lower divisions. I think BD is the right person for the job.
I understand my obsession with dog poo is a bit unsavoury so I agree to keep well away. We need to sell SE23 not air the dirty laundry.
Joined 27-11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, 16 May, 2007 - 02:16 pm:   

BD claims to know about SE23 pubs but (a) doesn't know how many there are within SE23 (b) refuses to frequent his nearest SE23 local, instead choosing somewhere in SE22. This is not the kind of representation we need.

What about one of the legendary barmen from the Blythe? Or the guy who runs For Your Eyes Only? Or the curator of the Horniman? Good servants to our community all.
Joined 30-03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 16 May, 2007 - 09:35 pm:   

Good Lord!
There are more candidates for this position than there are for Leader of the Labour Party!
Joined 10-05-2007
Posted on Thursday, 17 May, 2007 - 11:15 pm:   

Indeed Sherwood but I need some more specific contacts. Lots of speculation and deliberation but no one's actually got any contact details to me yet! I need a diverse range of panel members as possible so come on you lot, put yar money where ya mouth is and send me some Guests! Or I'll be forced to go down the local MP's line.. yawn.
Joined 30-03-2005
Posted on Saturday, 19 May, 2007 - 12:40 pm:   


Our local celebrity is Timothy Spall.
If you would like to invite him, put the contents of a letter and I will post it to his house.
No guarantees that he will attend.
Joined 10-05-2007
Posted on Sunday, 20 May, 2007 - 11:39 am:   

Thanks Sherwood but Mr.Spall has already politely declined to participate. No problem really cos half of the point of the show is that its the local residents who are the real celebrities (in their own hood, as it were)
We're now in the process of selcting the right candidates. The show's coming together well and I hope lots of you can make it, June 5th and 7th. Just beware that there is no tickets on sale, indeed entry is free but its first come first serve on the night.
But I really want 'Vocal Locals' to be there so spread the word. Twill be a laugh snf I'm sure will spark a few more threads on this site.
Joined 19-05-2004
Posted on Saturday, 09 June, 2007 - 12:21 pm:   

Despite reservations BD did actually sneak in to watch the second of the filmings and was very impressed (and it takes a lot to do that). He was knocked off his perch assuming that South Dulwich/ Horniman Heights as the only desirable location in SE23 to find that HOP has a lot of fans with what came across as a very close neighbourhood feel.

Shame on the rest of you who were not there - you are all very happy sit at the computer and discuss matters but how about getting out and supporting a venture (beyond YOHO, which rumour has it no longer sells beer).

Good luck to the production team and hope we hear more of this programme.
Joined 26-04-2006
Posted on Saturday, 09 June, 2007 - 03:03 pm:   

Unfortunately, the programme makers didn't arrange babysitters which made it difficult for some of us to attend, as opposed to apathy.
But we'd love to hear more about how the show went.

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