Day: December 7, 2015

Parting Glances – The Last Resort – tape 305

First on this tape, The Last Resort. This is the first episode of the second series, so it’s the first appearance of Steve Nieve and the Playboys, and John Benson. Featuring guests Graham Chapman, a couple of years before he died

Graham Chapman

The next guest is John Hurt.

John Hurt

There’s a variety act, The Scales Twins

The Scales Twins

There’s another slightly wacky guest, Mr Leopard.

Mr Leopard

Music from Paul Young

Paul Young

And finally, Sarah Miles.

Sarah Miles on The Last Resort

Following this, recording continues with the film Parting Glances. Here’s the Channel 4 Nighttime blurb for it.

Parting Glances blurb

Parting Glances was a rarity at the time, a film about gay life where not everyone was tortured and sad. It featured an early performance by Steve Buscemi.

Steve Buscemi

It’s a fairly insubstantial film, but it has a lot of charm, and the music is a strange combination of Bronski Beat and classical music.

The recording stops just after this, just before an episode of The Mysteries of Edgar Wallace.

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