We're hearing reports that Barman Ron Backhouse has past away.
Actually, Captain, he was credited for his appearances.One of the unsung but vital members of the cast per say. Although unaccredited he is fondly remembered by fans of the show for the scenes in the iconic White Horse pub .
I didn't mean it as a criticism, but just thought you'd like to know he was recognized. I only found out when someone asked me the name of the episode where Billy Hardcastle shot the arrow into the electric box.My apologies for the oversight, I am not one for checking the closing titles when shows are broadcast and assumed he would not have been named in the cast list but clearly he was .
I know there was no criticism , me2 , I was pleased that you clarified the information . I just felt it was appropriate to apologise for my error given the context of the Thread .I didn't mean it as a criticism, but just thought you'd like to know he was recognized. I only found out when someone asked me the name of the episode where Billy Hardcastle shot the arrow into the electric box.
The red wallpaper in the pub in Series 12 (1990) varies dramatically between studio work and location work.Can you give us a clue about which set them apart?. I noticed that the interior of the White Horse changed in some episodes as the series went on but I thought that was just a natural progression of change in decoration.
Someone previously quoted Alan Bell as saying all the interiors used for Clegg's house were studio set filming. Same would be true of Compo's house. In his book Alan Bell said they used studio sets for the café in all but two cases. So I don't know what you mean here. As far as I've ever heard, the exterior's were always shot at the actual location of the houses used to for Clegg, Howard & Pearl, and later Hobbo. It is true that in the last two series Peter and Frank were only used in studio shots. In Series 30 they are always indoors. In Series 31 they appear to be outside a few times but those start as long shots with body doubles where the close-ups are pretty clearly green screen shots (in one Frank Thorrnton's hat is almost comically a bit too small).I understand to compensate for the ill health/age of some cast , particularly Peter Sallis and Frank Thornton that they were forced to build the interior and exterior of Cleggy's house on Hill Street but building replicas of other locations must really push the budget up for the show and get the bean counters at Auntie twitching .