Thomas Harrison Clegg
16 October 1934
|24 July 2016 (81)
Thomas Harrison Clegg (16 October 1934 – 24 July 2016)was a British television and film director. He was known as an action director, responsible for many episodes of The Sweeney , its cinema version Sweeney 2 (1978), and Sharpe .
In March 2014, Tom joined actress Georgina Hale as very special guests at a 43tv Retro TV Sweeney Meet in Hammersmith, London. Both Tom & Georgina gave an after dinner talk about their careers in TV & Film, and in particular The Sweeney.
John Edward Thaw, was an English actor who appeared in a range of television, stage, and cinema roles. He starred in the television series Inspector Morse as title character Detective Chief Inspector Endeavour Morse, Redcap as Sergeant John Mann, The Sweeney as Detective Inspector Jack Regan, Home to Roost as Henry Willows, and Kavanagh QC as title character James Kavanagh.
Last of the Summer Wine is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke and originally broadcast by the BBC from 1973 to 2010. It premiered as an episode of Comedy Playhouse on 4 January 1973, and the first series of episodes followed on 12 November 1973. From 1983 to 2010, Alan J. W. Bell produced and directed all episodes of the show. The BBC confirmed on 2 June 2010 that Last of the Summer Wine would no longer be produced and the 31st series would be its last. Subsequently, the final episode was broadcast on 29 August 2010. Since its original release, all 295 episodes, comprising thirty-one series—including the pilot and all films and specials—have been released on DVD. Repeats of the show are broadcast in the UK on BBC One, Gold, Yesterday, and Drama. It is also seen in more than twenty-five countries, including various PBS stations in the United States and on VisionTV in Canada. Last of the Summer Wine is the longest-running comedy programme in Britain and the longest-running sitcom in the world. It is considered to be one of the most popular and successful programmes on British television.
The year 1974 involved some significant events in television. Below is a list of television-related events of that year.
The year 1975 involved some significant events in television. Below is a list of television-related events which happened that year.
Oliver Burgess Meredith was an American actor, director, producer, and writer whose career encompassed theater, film and television.
The Sweeney is a 1970s British television police drama focusing on two members of the Flying Squad, a branch of the Metropolitan Police specialising in tackling armed robbery and violent crime in London. It stars John Thaw as Detective Inspector Jack Regan and Dennis Waterman as his partner, Detective Sergeant George Carter. The programme's title derives from "Sweeney Todd", which is Cockney rhyming slang for "Flying Squad". Its very great popularity in the UK helped bring about the production of two feature film spin-offs, Sweeney! and Sweeney 2.
John Savage is an American actor, best known for his roles in the films The Deer Hunter (1978), The Onion Field (1979), Hair (1979) and Salvador (1986). He is also known for his role as Donald Lydecker in the TV series Dark Angel.
Catherine Schell is a Hungarian-born actress who came to prominence in British film and television productions from the 1960s. A former Bond girl, she worked with Peter Sellers on two films, appeared in a Doctor Who serial and had a regular role in the second series of Space: 1999 (1976).
Georgina Hale is a British film, television and stage actress. She is best known for her roles in the films of director Ken Russell; including The Devils (1971), The Boy Friend (1971), and Mahler (1974), for which she received a BAFTA Film Award. An accomplished stage actress, she received an Olivier Award nomination for her leading performance in Steaming (1981). She has appeared in a number of television plays and, in 2010, The Guardian listed her as one of ten great character actors in British television. She remains active in film, television and theatre.
Tom Atkins is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his work in the horror and thriller film genres, having worked with writers and directors such as Shane Black, William Peter Blatty, John Carpenter, Fred Dekker, Richard Donner, Stephen King, and George A. Romero. He is also a familiar face to mainstream viewers, often playing police officers and tough authority figures and was best known for his role as Lt. Alex Diel in The Rockford Files (1974-1977).
Prunella Mary Gee is an English counsellor, therapist and former actress, best known for her work as an actress in the 1970s and 1980s, and for the role of Doreen Heavey in Coronation Street, a part she first played in 1999. Doreen appeared in 17 episodes before returning as a permanent character in 2002 and 2003. She came back the following year for three episodes, proving to be Gee's final television role.
John Walter Lawrence Clegg is an Indian-born English actor, best known for playing the part of 'Mr. La-di-da' Gunner 'Paderewski' Graham in the BBC sitcom It Ain't Half Hot Mum.
Philip Roman is an American animator and the director of all twelve Garfield primetime specials. He is the founder of animation studios Film Roman and Phil Roman Entertainment.
Dante Ferretti is an Italian production designer, art director, and costume designer.
Thomas Del Ruth, A.S.C. is a retired American cinematographer.
Ted Childs is a British television producer, screenwriter, and director.
Ken Hutchison is a Scottish actor.
David Hugh Jones was an English stage, television and film director.
This is a list of British television related events from 1975.