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PostSubject: Mentions of Plymouth   Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:37 pm

Plymouth just got a couple of mentions in Sherlock Holmes on ITV3. It might be interesting to keep a note of where else Plymouth gets an unexpected (even if not that surprising if you look at [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] mention.
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PostSubject: Re: Mentions of Plymouth   Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:07 pm

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Plymouth just got a couple of mentions in Sherlock Holmes on ITV3. It might be interesting to keep a note of where else Plymouth gets an unexpected (even if not that surprising if you look at [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] mention.

Not directly related to Plymouth but there were some other west country connections with Sherlock Holmes [bit of a Holmes buff myself],relevant to the Hound of the Baskervilles films.Bovey Castle near Moretonhampstead was Baskerville Hall in the Basil Rathbone version of the story-there's a championship golf course there,played it last year.And Staverton station,now on the preserved South Devon line,was Grimpen station in the Peter Cushing version-i think Lustleigh station was also used in a much earlier film as well.Elementary.

Always enjoyed reading stuff about old Plymouth-one of the things that i'd love do if time travel was possible would be to go back to the era before Plymouth was bombed and see what it was like back then-unrecognisable for the most part but definitely with more character and style than the present rather featureless and bland city centre.
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PostSubject: Re: Mentions of Plymouth   Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:13 pm

Didn't there used to be a football club there?
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PostSubject: Re: Mentions of Plymouth   Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:23 pm

Peggy wrote:
Didn't there used to be a football club there?

Talking of old Plymouth Argyle,my granddad,who was a supporter from pre football league days,used to say that when he first started going,Home Park was almost completely isolated and could just about be classified as being in the country.Apparently you used to have to walk across Central Park,which was basically just fields, and over various stiles and through muddy paths from Plymouth station to get to the ground.Incredible and unimaginable-nearly 100 years ago now,i suppose,how things have changed.
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PostSubject: Re: Mentions of Plymouth   Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:42 pm

If I remember rightly, Plymouth (or at least the station) was mentioned in one of the Poirot stories. We saw the one famous Belgian and Captain Hastings, his plucky young assistant, on the train and getting off at Plymouth - although the station on the screen wasn't anything like Plymouth.

We've also had a mention in the Simpsons, when Homer and Marge were sailing to the New World!

I probably watch too much tv.
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PostSubject: Re: Mentions of Plymouth   Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:21 pm

Plymouth was just mentioned in a clue (the answer was Allan Clarke) in Clever Dicks on Challenge TV by Ann Widdicombe. Ann Widdicombe then said she once stood as the Conservative candidate for Plymouth Devonport. I've never seen the programme before and didn't know what it was called so I asked my Mum. "Dickheads, I think" she said. Wich would be a far better title.
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PostSubject: Re: Mentions of Plymouth   Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:39 pm

Ann Widdicombe was meant to turn up as guest speaker for 'Speech Day' at DHS maybe 10-12 years ago.

She didn't.
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PostSubject: Re: Mentions of Plymouth   Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:02 am

Anne Widecombe wants to retire down here now she has helped to ban hunting she is to start to try and stop horses pooing on the road, she will be most welcome! She looks like miss FV,s mum.
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PostSubject: Re: Mentions of Plymouth   Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:33 am

Not so much a mention but more of a curio... All sorts of reasons to love this clip!

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PostSubject: Re: Mentions of Plymouth   Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:13 pm

Plymouth got a mention once on an episode of 'Frost'. They were homing in on a very strange chap who had moved north to live.
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PostSubject: Re: Mentions of Plymouth   Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:48 pm

That great American actor James Stewart mentions Plymouth in the film Spirit of St Louis.

He's playing the part of Charles Lindbergh and is flying solo from New York to Paris. He recognises Plymouth and realises he's on the right course.

I had to rewind to make sure I hadn't misheard.
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PostSubject: Re: Mentions of Plymouth   Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:53 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Mentions of Plymouth   Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:52 pm

I agree but it's always stuck in my mind. Wish I was perfect like you.
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PostSubject: Re: Mentions of Plymouth   Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:06 pm

Rollo Tomasi wrote:
I agree but it's always stuck in my mind. Wish I was perfect like you.

not you rollo i was commenting on the thread as a whole. plymouth getting mentioned is something the herald would wack off and on the farm too not us intelligent folk.
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PostSubject: Re: Mentions of Plymouth   Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:27 pm

Gets lots of mentions in "In which we serve" (excellent film)
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