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Old 03-10-2010, 10:42 AM   #26
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Dirk will be on tomorrow's (thursday) Alan Titschmarsh show. A late afternoon daytime chatshow with celebrity guests and music/debate. For those wondering.
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:38 PM   #27
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Dirk will be on tomorrow's (thursday) Alan Titschmarsh show. A late afternoon daytime chatshow with celebrity guests and music/debate. For those wondering.
YouTube anyone? Pretty please?
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:26 AM   #28
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Thanks CTT have set my Sky+!
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:35 PM   #29
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Well watched AT! For those of you that missed it clicky here
https://www.itv.com/Lifestyle/TheAlan...w/default.html and go to where it says ITV player and that should show you the interview.
Nice to see he had had his hair cut though he was wearing THAT shirt!
Enjoy!

p.s they have not have updated the website yet so it may not be on there for a little while yet!

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Old 03-12-2010, 04:27 AM   #30
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can someone please upload this to youtube?
itv player is only available for UK. I can't watch
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:05 AM   #31
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Oopsie,tried to upload something and it didn't work! Please ignore!

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Old 03-21-2010, 12:57 PM   #32
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Sorry, it's not so easy to save those files and put on YT
For UK surfers who don't want a whole episode of AT, Dirk's on at the end - saved the best till last - then they ran out of time !
But you might enjoy the naked sushi earlier on in the show - and before the watershed too!
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:32 AM   #33
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Just wondering how the first night of Prescription Murder went last night...anyone know!
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:59 AM   #34
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Well,someone called Natalie on the Dirk Benedict fan page on Facebook has told how she got to meet Dirk after a performance the other night, plus I also found these...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/worthin...es/4459781540/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/worthin...n/photostream/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/worthin...n/photostream/
And I'm off to see the play tomorrow!

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Old 03-25-2010, 10:30 AM   #35
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I found this but review is not very pleasant

https://www.thepublicreviews.com/pres...atre-worthing/
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Old 03-25-2010, 12:18 PM   #36
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THANK YOU Both !
As one of the unlucky ones who is unable to attend or even "view" clips / vids of Columbo ( for instance...the Alan Titchmarsh show ), I do greatly appreciate ANY "glimpse" or "report" about the production / Dirk !!!
Carob-May you have a FAB time ! Can't wait to hear ALL about it !
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Old 03-25-2010, 12:43 PM   #37
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I found this but review is not very pleasant

https://www.thepublicreviews.com/pres...atre-worthing/
Not for the show overall, but I loved this part:

Dirk was definitely the glue just about holding this play together. A brilliant portrayal of the Peter Falk’s Columbo role during the 70’s that we are most familiar with. Diction, body language and facial expressions were performed with confidence and authenticity.


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Old 03-25-2010, 01:18 PM   #38
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Well, I saw the 2nd night last night and I think it went very well!

Dirk, ofcourse, put in a stellar performance and I didn't think the rest of the cast were as bad as the review! In fact, I thought they all did very well. I only noticed one awkward moment when it seemed as if someone may have forgotten their line but I'm sure they're still settling into their characters and things will only get better as the tour goes on. I thought Dirk caught the essence of Columbo's character really well, with just enough of the Peter Falk neuances to keep him recognisable but in his own style. It was funny that Dirk had to mess his hair up to complete the scruffy look, particularly when he made it extra messy for the scene where he had reportedly been up all night! I loved that fact that it fell back into place after he ran his fingers through it a few times to get it back off his face, as he does! My only criticism of the play was the time changing scenes, since it took so long you completely lost the pace and athmosphere the cast had created. However, I think it was a credit to them that I felt they kept managing to bring you back each time and I'm sure this may get quicker as the tour continues. The sets were amazing and looked really good. Dirk also looked good, as always, even in his oversized, crumpled, brown suit and rain coat with messy hair!

I may try and catch another performace or 2 later in the tour as I think it will be interesting to see how things change and develop as the tour progresses.
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Old 03-25-2010, 02:02 PM   #39
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Oh...and one more thing..... I forgot, I just wanted to say for me it was very interesting to see the differences from the TV production to the stage production.
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Old 03-25-2010, 02:51 PM   #40
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Found this as well on my local radio station...
https://www.wave105.com/article.asp?id=1745651

By the way thanks Elaine for your review!

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Old 03-26-2010, 03:30 PM   #41
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Hooked on the A-Team for ages but since I can't see him on stage I've been trying to get acquainted with some of Dirk's other works lately. Recently got to see Ruckus which has an A-Team feel, so I liked it. Today finished watching a copy of Blue Tornado. Of his work that I've seen this one is very good. I didn't think I would like it for subject matter, glad to be wrong on that count. Now to scour the internet for the next installment! :-)
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:34 PM   #42
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Anyone know where I can view Trenchcoat in Paradise?
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:29 AM   #43
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...more pics on Flickr !!

https://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Dirk+Benedict&z=t&s=rec


ENJOY !

Thanks for the review, elainesteel !!! My fingers are crossed that you can catch another show...or 2 !
Hi Candi...sorry, but I have no info on Trenchcoat...but I'm sure someone from / on the site will be able to help you !

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Old 03-27-2010, 12:18 PM   #44
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Great interview here:

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/showbiz...1466-26110214/
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Old 03-28-2010, 04:24 AM   #45
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Thankyou Ostarella and Christy! The interview says he may not do any more acting so it's just as well I went to see Columbo on Friday night the 27th of March!
The theatre seemed pretty full with a mixture of different age groups, then the play started and I thought the woman who played Claire hammed it up a bit too much but otherwise everyone else and obviously Dirk, was very good.
In the Wales Online interview Dirk says he never saw Columbo itself which is remarkable considering he was a very authentic Columbo... when he came on stage everyone went "Oooh!"
There were times when the curtain had to come down for a few minutes and the set was being changed around but all in all it was a very good performance injected with some humour courtsey of Dirk again! I do recommend people go if they have the chance; at the end of the performance when the actors bow to the audience Dirk got such a rapturous
applause so that was one performance that went down very well!
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:32 PM   #46
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Just a quickie - nice picture. Apparently after a BBC interview (?)

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Cool. Thanks for posting. Always nice to hear news about Dirk.
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:10 PM   #48
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Just found this on the BBC Wales website, it also has a recorded interview at the top of the page just click: https://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/radiowale...ges/dirk.shtml
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Just found this on the BBC Wales website, it also has a recorded interview at the top of the page just click: https://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/radiowale...ges/dirk.shtml
Dang! Another one "not available" over here
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Dang! Another one "not available" over here
What! Oh no! I did put it on the DB fan page on FB as well! It was a very good interview and they asked him intelligent questions for a change and it was quite a long interview which was nice!
Basically they talked about the A-Team a little as well as mentioning the movie briefly, then Dirk talked about quitting acting and what he was going to do next; another book was mentioned and he talked about his sons a little, one is apparently considering going into acting. He spoke about Wales' strict no smoking laws and lamented about that and I'm trying to think what else was mentioned...
I wouldn't mind going to see Columbo again when it comes to Dorset actually as that will be when the play has nearly finished it's run and it will be intesting to see how it's developed from when I saw it at Worthing.
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