Philip Whiteley's Blog

July 1, 2014

Architect of Cool Britannia

Filed under: Uncategorized — felipewh @ 8:48 am

With fans all over the world, some of whom adore his work from decades ago, we are truly honoured to welcome Brian Clemens, legendary screen-writer, creator of The Avengers and The Professionals, at the Ampthill Literary Festival. He will appear in conversation with screenplay writer and fan Simon Michael, co-chair of the festival, this Saturday afternoon at the Parkside Hall.

Second only to The Beatles as THE style icon of Sixties Britain, The Avengers brought wit, intelligence and sexiness to TV thrillers. Fifty years on, it retains a vibrant fan base, especially in the USA. Click here for a reminder of how cool it was and still is.

For Brian Clemens’ The Professionals in the late 70s, Gordon Jackson shed his butler’s uniform for the suits of CI5, British Intelligence, supervising agents Bodie and Doyle . Click on this You Tube link to see them at their dynamic best.

Of course, Brian Clemens’ credits extend much further than these two series, in an illustrious and award-winning career. His writing has a global reach and has stood the test of time.There are only a few tickets left, so if you want to listen to his fascinating anecdotes and insights, click here to buy.


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