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    RIP Johnny Briggs

    Known more recently for Corrie, but had a decent role in 633 Squadron and also played Sgt Russell in the series No Hiding Place, one of my earliest TV memories

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    633 Squadron was a great film. Love the Mossie.

    Sorry to hear about Mr Briggs.
    Sometimes, quantity has a quality of its own.

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    Also had the greatest theme tune of all time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    Also had the greatest theme tune of all time.
    Was just about to say that. Such a rousing tune.

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    From wiki:

    'The film's climax shows the squadron flying through a deep fjord while being fired on by anti-aircraft guns. George Lucas stated that this sequence inspired the 'trench run' sequence in Star Wars. Lucas intercut sequences into Star Wars during post-production as a guide.'
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    RIP Mike, the greatest of the Baldwin brothers.


    Rather less flippantly, Mike Baldwin was a fixture of my early life, as my parents were Coronation Street fans. RIP Johnny Briggs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hogthrob View Post
    RIP Mike, the greatest of the Baldwin brothers.


    Rather less flippantly, Mike Baldwin was a fixture of my early life, as my parents were Coronation Street fans. RIP Johnny Briggs.
    I can echo that sentiment. Rip Johnny Briggs

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    I'm an old British film buff and Johnny used to turn up as a child actor. He was in the business all his life.

    Regarding No Hiding Place, a number of old episodes previously thought lost have turned up and are shown occasionally on Talking Pictures TV.

    RIP Johnny, top man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    I'm an old British film buff and Johnny used to turn up as a child actor. He was in the business all his life.

    Regarding No Hiding Place, a number of old episodes previously thought lost have turned up and are shown occasionally on Talking Pictures TV.

    RIP Johnny, top man.
    That's true I read he's in the original 1948 'Oliver twist' film somewhere, the one with Alec Guinness as fagin. I'll have to go and watch it now to find him...


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    Pretty sure he cropped up in a few carry on films too

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    Used to see him often at the Aqua restaurant here in Portishead.

    He owned an apartment on the marina, and split his time between Portishead and Florida.

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