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Even shooting in October, it was going to be hot and John [Nathan-Turner] broached the subject of what [Mark] Strickson might wear. “He didn’t insist and he actually put it in a very heterosexual way - ‘Look, the girls are always showing off their legs, Jamie wore a kilt, you’ve been in a black suit all this time, come one, get your legs out.’ I used to cycle from Waterloo, miles and miles a day, and I remember coming in wearing shorts one day and Janet saying, ‘You’ve got bloody good legs, Mark.’ When John asked me to get into shorts, I remember that and I thought, ‘Why not?’ I flattered myself that I might become a gay icon and some girls might like it too!”

Mark Strickson, in JN-T: The Life & Scandalous Times of John Nathan-Turner.

unitdatingcontroversy:

Even shooting in October, it was going to be hot and John [Nathan-Turner] broached the subject of what [Mark] Strickson might wear. “He didn’t insist and he actually put it in a very heterosexual way - ‘Look, the girls are always showing off their legs, Jamie wore a kilt, you’ve been in a black suit all this time, come one, get your legs out.’ I used to cycle from Waterloo, miles and miles a day, and I remember coming in wearing shorts one day and Janet saying, ‘You’ve got bloody good legs, Mark.’ When John asked me to get into shorts, I remember that and I thought, ‘Why not?’ I flattered myself that I might become a gay icon and some girls might like it too!”

Mark Strickson, in JN-T: The Life & Scandalous Times of John Nathan-Turner.

(via obsessed-with-it-all)

stfueverything:

ppgfreak85:

One of the BEST ad campaigns about representation I have seen.

Everyone has a backbone. Use yours.

I can’t possibly love this enough

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you-re-always-playing-yellow-car:

That made The Reichenbach fall feel like the most cheerful thing ever.

It says something about the Endeavour finale, that I can say to my brother, quite truthfully, the sentence: “I’m going to go watch the latest episode of Hannibal now to calm down. It will traumatise me LESS.”

thecoppercow:

This is, I might remind you all, the infamous Horse Episode.

You know – it’s Roger Allam, who’s pretty damn fine — in character or out. And rather adorable to boot. He’s Thursday. I just do the words. He wears the hat.

I couldn’t truthfully say I identify with Thursday as his experiences are so far outside of my ken – the War pretty much sets him apart from anything I could imagine. But I have known people with his qualities. And one reads as much as possible – to try to gain some insight into what makes someone like that tick. He most definitely is not me. Far too physically brave for one thing. He’s the Chandler ideal, I suppose. ‘Down these mean streets…’ And no doubt an idealised version of the man who was good enough to raise me and give me a name. He too was of that extraordinary generation who went through so much, and gave so much, and asked so very little in return.

So, I mentioned before about that quiet, unshowy heroism. That understatement you get with something like ‘Fires Were Started’. The dialogue… I’m a sucker for any slightly antiquated idiom. Mostly stuff I remember from a kid. Little things – ‘steps’ rather than ‘a ladder’; ‘wireless’ over ‘radio’. Period court transcripts are very useful for that kind of thing. I’ve probably said this before, so stop me if you’ve heard this one, but music was my thing when I was younger. I don’t know – you develop an ear for rhythm and tone. And that carries over into being sensitive to patterns of speech. A word here, a phrase there. File it away. With Thursday it’s definitely a 1940s slant. Too many black and white war pictures. (If there is such a thing as too many of those.) In Which We Serve; The Cruel Sea; Ice Cold in Alex. All of those Sunday afternoon delights.

It sounds glib, and probably is, but I’ve just tried to keep him human. He’s got a dark side, like most of us. A hinterland. He’s seen the worst, and perhaps now looks for the best. There’s certainly a great kindness to him. An old-fashioned sense of courtesy, now far less in vogue than it once was. He’s of a generation that thought it was the right thing to do to hold a door open, or give up his seat on the bus for a woman. Happily, he’s married to Win – who would take it very amiss if he didn’t do those things.

— Russell Lewis on Fred Thursday (and Roger Allam) from this interview. (via all-allam)

Ensanguining the skies, how heavily it dies, into the west away;
Past touch and sight and sound, not further to be found,
How hopeless under ground, falls the remorseful day.

outrunningthezombies:

No, but it really makes sense now - Jakes’ mistrust, his fear of losing any stability he has - including being jealous of Morse for being Thursday’s quasi-surrogate son, the overwhelming defensiveness and the desire to strike out before he himself is hit (more in the first season, admittedly).