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Brian McFarlane and Anthony Slide

further decades of enlightened exhibition, under the management of George H OELLERING (1939–80). Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences see awards Acheson, James (aka Jim) ( b Leicester, 1946). Costume designer. Worked on a range of high-profile films since 1980, including the surrealities of Time Bandits (1981), Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983) and Brazil (1985) and international period pieces such as The Last Emperor (1987, Ch/ It) and Dangerous Liaisons (1988, US), winning Oscars for both (and for Restoration , 1995, UK

in The Encyclopedia of British Film
Darrell M. Newton

programmes, along with the highly popular Monty Python’s Flying Circus (1969–74), became a sign of Greene’s intent to increase audiences and reach out to the public. Another in this series of more populist programmes, Z Cars (1962–78), had originally been produced by the documentary department, and the realism the programme brought to television screens gave it even more credence, illustrated in the immigrant vs. landlord misunderstanding of the ‘A Place of Safety’ (24 June 1964) episode featuring Johnny Sekka and Alaknanda Samarth. A problem with late rent and a gruff

in Paving the empire road
Lez Cooke

Telegraph, Richard Last complained that Gangsters was like a compound of leavings from The Avengers, Monty Python, early Laurel and Hardy, late Ken Russell, Who Do You Do? and Batman . . . with a touch of The Prisoner thrown in . . . You can’t get too many laughs from a W.C. Fields impersonation when it is liable to be followed by painful death and wild realistic grief, or relax with jokes like a tombstone inscribed Sacred To The Memory of Bryan Cowgill when a few frames further on COOKE PRINT.indd 161 05/07/2012 13:36 162 A Sense of Place an elderly Asian will be

in A sense of place