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SECRET ARMY NEWS ARCHIVE -
On a lighter note, the five winners (there were originally just three prizes) of the A4 Series 3cover signed by many of the principal actors are as follows:
SECRET ARMY REUNION June 2004 Tuesday 1st June saw virtually all the principal cast members of the final series of Secret Army come together to record solo interviews, for the forthcoming release. When not in front of the camera, they spent the day catching up with each other, reminiscing over old times and poring over photographs from the series.
Left to Right: Godfrey Johnson (film cameraman), Angela Richards (Monique), Gerry Glaister (producer), Paul Annett (director) and Juliette Hammond (Natalie). photograph © Marisa Priestner
During the day they were delighted to be joined by several key members of the behind- the-scenes team, including: Judith (Judy) Neame who once again supervised make-up as she had done on Series 1 back in 1977; Godfrey Johnson - principal film cameraman on the series; Paul Annett - writer and director of the episode Weekend and director of several highly-praised episodes such as Russian Roulette, Good Friday, Guilt and Second Chance; and most significantly of all legendary series creator and producer 88- year-old Gerard (Gerry) Glaister accompanied by his wife Joan.
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1. Madeleine (Hazel McBride) and Kessler (Clifford Rose) reunited! 2. Gerry Glaister greets Paul Annett. 3. Juliette Hammond (Natalie) meets Clifford again 4. Make-up artist Judy Neame with Hazel McBride. 5. Hazel with Terrence Hardman (Reinhardt). 6. Angela Richards (Monique) with Clifford Rose. 7. Reinhardt and Kessler together again, old rivalries forgotten. 8. Myself (interviewer for the day) with Juliette. All photographs © Marisa Priestner COMPETITION... Watch this space for details of a competition through which you can win an A4-sized copy of the Series 3 DVD cover signed by the principal actors.
AMAZING REUNION TAKES PLACE IN LONDON June 2004 On Tuesday 1st June interviews were recorded with many of the lead actors from the series. Emotions ran high as many of the show's stars were reunited with each other for the first time in 25 years. A report and photos from the day will appear here (and in the final DVD booklet) in due course. Another key name added to the list of interviewees was that of Hazel McBride who played Madeleine Duclos in series two and three.
STAR LINE-UP FOR SERIES 3 EXTRAS May 2004 An incredible line-up of Secret Army stars have been provisionally confirmed as set to feature in a set of camera interviews to be recorded next month, which will be included on the final Secret Army DVD release... They include: Angela Richards (Monique), Clifford Rose (Kessler), Juliet Hammond-Hill (Natalie) and Terrence Hardiman (Reinhardt). Exclusive photographs from the recording day will feature here later next month. CLIFFORD ROSE IN OTHELLO April 2004 Following its sell out run at the Swan theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon and a highly successful tour in Japan, from 26th May RSC Associate Director Gregory Doranís production of Othello will be the first to be perform at the newly refurbished Whitehall theatre, under its new name: Trafalgar Studios. Clifford Rose plays the Duke of Venice. The show also stars Anthony Sher, Sello Maake ka Ncube (both pictured below), Lisa Dillon and Amanda Harris. Click here for more details SERIES 2 - OUT NOW! April 2004 The complete second series of Secret Army has now been released. The cover for the new DVD boxset is reproduced below. Current Online Prices BensonsWorld £34.95 Movies Shop £36.99 Play £38.99 Sendit (Blackstar) £39.99 Amazon £43.99 High street stores such as HMV and Virgin will also be stocking the title.
The release is very much in the same vein as Series 1 in terms of content and design. A page from the 36-page booklet, a video back and spine, and one of the DVD menu screens are reproduced below:
A documentary about the real-life 'Secret Army', entitled Resistance is also included on the release. SERIES 1 DVD RELEASE November 2003 The first series of Secret Army was released by DD Video on 27th October on both DVD and Video. This is the complete unedited first series. The DVD is accompanied by an in-depth behind-the-scenes colour booklet which runs to 40 pages.
The DVD features all 16 episodes of the first series (unedited) on four discs.
The fully illustrated 40 page colour booklet accompanying the DVD release, features contributions from many of the show's stars: Jan Francis, Clifford Rose, Angela Richards, Juliet Hammond-Hill, Michael Culver, and director - Paul Annett and producer - Gerard Glaister.
Below: Some examples of the booklet pages.
Below: An example of the navigation menus (each episode is separated into 8 chapters).
Three double-pack videos are also available. Volume 1 will consist of episodes 1-5, Volume 2 - episodes 6-10 and Volume 3 - episodes 11-16.
Series 2 and 3 will follow providing the first series release sells well.
The following advert appeared in Darkside Magazine:
All stills and screen captures are © BBC or © DD HE Text © Andy Priestner