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#31 OFFLINE   Doctormop

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 04:22 PM

Beesthorpe Hall in Nottinghamshire if memory serves correctly

The lads go shopping in one episode for essentials including Beer, Bacon and ingredients for Barry's bread making; They used Asda in West Bridgford for that location, An ex Girlfriend and her mum were extras, think it was filmed in the summer of 1985.


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 04:22 PM

Jimmy Nail was a bloody good actor , no idea why he disappeared from TV , Spender was the last thing I remember him in

 

I think he tried his hand at singing for a while....


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 05:31 PM

Jimmy Nail was a bloody good actor , no idea why he disappeared from TV , Spender was the last thing I remember him in

 

You'll remember the song but there was a short lived tv series called Crocodile Shoes where Jimmy's character tries his hand at country singing.


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 07:53 PM

Jimmy Nail was also in an episode of Minder series 4, ‘The car lot baggers’ in which he played a Gipsy character named Nathan Loveridge and drove a Jensen CV8, an excellent episode....
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Posted 11 October 2018 - 08:17 PM

You'll remember the song but there was a short lived tv series called Crocodile Shoes where Jimmy's character tries his hand at country singing.

 

He did the C&W turn in an episode of Auf W



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Posted 11 October 2018 - 09:26 PM

https://www.google.c...Oe8l-3-vCURMmYU

 

Hope the link works,It should lead to Jimmy Nail as Oz singing 'I Can't be myself' midway through series two


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 09:59 PM

Jimmy Nail was a bloody good actor , no idea why he disappeared from TV , Spender was the last thing I remember him in

TeeVee Land can't cope with more than one famous actor with a regional accent and a novelty hit record, Jimmy was edged out of his job by Robson Green and his shit cover of Unchained Melody.
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Posted 11 October 2018 - 10:53 PM

Although I was too young to remember Auf Wiedersehen Pet first time round as I was born in 83, I've watched the series all the way through more than once over the years. It a great program of it's time and it always makes me smile every time I watch it. My favourite is when OZ thinks he saving Dennis from a beating as he chins Big Baz to the surprise of Ally Fraser. 

 

I've read Jimmy Nail Biography a few year back after a friend gave it me, I'm not into reading them normally but as we our both fans of the program and Jimmy later work i.e Spender it was a interesting read that I gladly recommend.

 

It's a shame if none of the cars have survived. I heard that Wayne BMW ended it's days at a German Scrapyard where nobody knew the cars history and was just scrapped, but as mentioned a number plate off it survived as someone had hung it up on a wall. Did they mention anything about Neville Capri in series 2? 

 

Oh and going slightly off topic but with Jimmy Nail's Spender he did a feature length special in which he drove a K reg Merc 190 instead of his normal Sierra Cosworth. Well a few years back I read online that the Merc was still Taxed + Mot'd!


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 06:36 AM

Jimmy Nail was a bloody good actor , no idea why he disappeared from TV , Spender was the last thing I remember him in


Reading online I think he simply retired - around 2008ish.

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 08:33 AM

Still Crazy is one of my absolute favourite films.
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Posted 12 October 2018 - 09:16 AM

Jimmy Nail narrated those "Made In Britain" progs on telly very recently.



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Posted 12 October 2018 - 12:44 PM

I can only vaguely remember AWP. I remember it being on telly one evening and the opening credits showing the chap driving the 5-series (sorry can't remember the characters names) and my dad giving me a 'say no to drugs' lecture as the actor had died from drug use. I assume my dad watched it as he was a skilled Bricklayer.

 

It was repeated about 15-18 years ago and I remember getting quite excited on seeing the mark 4 Zephyr. :mrgreen:


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 05:39 PM

Jimmy Nail had a role in the film version of Evita with Madonna.

 

In one episode of AW Oz sings country

 

Bomber - "how can someone so ugly make a nice noise like that?..."



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Posted 12 October 2018 - 06:06 PM

TeeVee Land can't cope with more than one famous actor with a regional accent and a novelty hit record, Jimmy was edged out of his job by Robson Green and his shit cover of Unchained Melody.

i bought that on single cassette


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 07:06 PM

Jimmy Nail and I were both born on March 16th.

Pointless factoid.

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 07:14 PM

I think he tried his hand at singing for a while....

 

Ain't no doubt... 

 

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 07:26 PM

i bought that on single cassette

Does anyone else remember them being called cassingles? Random memory from something like Blue Peter or Tomorrow's World...
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Posted 12 October 2018 - 07:40 PM

Ain't no doubt... 
 
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Posted 12 October 2018 - 08:27 PM

I liked his rendition of ‘Love don’t live here anymore’ he goes on Top of The Pops dresses as Oz. The video shows him canning a triumph 2000 bizarrely enough.

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 09:19 PM

Jimmy Nail and I were both born on March 16th.

Pointless factoid.
Wife was born on march 17th. Tenuous link
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