Mr John Kemp

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Private's Progress [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Richard Attenborough
Private's Progress [DVD] DVD ~ Richard Attenborough
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I saw this film on its release when I was a child, and it has remained one of my very favourites for over fifty years.

I have just purchased the 2011 edition, and the synopsis on the rear of the case seems to have been written by someone who has never seen the film, but has instead read a three-line summary of the plot. An American too, I'd say from the language, and from an inability to engage with British humour.

Stanley Windrush is a feckless British soldier? Fiddlesticks. A dim well-meaning gentleman out of his social depth in a nasty new world.

Flunking out of officer's candidate school? Too transatlantic.

Demoted to private? He hadn't been… Read more
SHERLOCK HOLMES: A Scandal in Bohemia / The Red-He&hellip by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
I was brought up on the Carleton Hobbs/Norman Shelley dramatisations of the Sherlock Holmes stories on the BBC, and, whilst other actors can turn in excellent performances in these roles, it is perhaps because I was reading the stories themselves at the same time as I was listening to the broadcasts that I always associate these two fine BBC stalwarts with the parts. The reviews on this site of this particular audio cassette have absolutely nothing to do with these performances, but appear to be concerned entirely with the printed versions and the later Merrison/Williams recordings. Or am I missing something?