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News and updates for the Patrick Wymark Boardroom - a website about the Power Game actor.

Maintained by Harry Dobermann. Email me at harry@wymark.org.uk

Danton’s Death

Uncategorised Posted on Wed, January 27, 2021 07:39:09

“I leave chaos behind me. Not one of them understands the business of government.” On 27 January 1959 Patrick Wymark starred in James Maxwell’s translation of Georg Buechner’s ‘Danton’s Death’ at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith.

An architect of the ‘Committee of Public Safety”, which spearheaded the executions in the French Revolution, Danton (Patrick Wymark) was denounced by Robespierre (Harold Lang) and St Just (Patrick McGoohan) when he sought a change of direction. See more here



Howerd’s Hour on DVD

Uncategorised Posted on Tue, January 05, 2021 17:30:57

The 1968 ‘Howerd’s Hour’ special, guest-starring Patrick Wymark, is now available on DVD from Network Distributing in one of the new ABC Nights In releases. Written by Eric Sykes, the special has Frankie Howerd looking back to his grandfather’s tour of the Klondyke appearing at a bar run by Hattie Jacques! Patrick Wymark plays Patchy, a miner who takes exception to Howerd’s performance. The variety special also features performances by Sandie Shaw and Scott Walker (singing his BBC-banned version of Jacques Brel’s ‘Jackie’). Costing £12.99, the DVD also features an episode of ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ starring Elizabeth Wallace (Corbett’s secretary in The Plane Makers) as the White Witch. More on Howerd’s Hour here.



The Power Game: Hagadan

Uncategorised Posted on Sun, December 27, 2020 07:00:51

Pamela discovers Wilder’s affair with Susan, and George Sewell joins the cast of The Power Game as Hagadan in the 27 December 1965 episode (More details here)



The Power Game Board Game

Uncategorised Posted on Thu, December 24, 2020 07:32:29

For Christmas – The Family That Plays Together Stays Together – with The Power Game Board Game – Read More Here



Barbara Murray

Uncategorised Posted on Sun, December 06, 2020 17:44:51

I have finally got round to putting a Barbara Murray section up on the website. Why have I not done it before? Laziness. Considering that Barbara Murray”s career began and ended after Patrick Wymark’s, and I still haven’t finished uncovering new information about his career, why did I think it would be otherwise?

One spooky point I’d never realised before is that Barbara Murray actually appeared in the TV programme showed directly before Patrick Wymark made his TV debut. Almost as if it was fate.

The one big mystery surrounding Barbara Murray’s career is how ITV perceived her. There was a period, after The Power Game ended, where Barbara Murray seemed to be tactical support for struggling ITV sitcoms. Three of them between December 1969 and April 1972 where Barbara Murray was sent in to cover for the departing female stars.



John Fraser

Uncategorised Posted on Sun, November 08, 2020 09:00:30

It was reported yesterday that the actor John Fraser (seen below with George Murcell in ‘The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes’) has passed away. John Fraser co-starred with Patrick Wymark in the Australian tour of ‘Sleuth’, directed by Harold Lang. On one of their break days, Wymark and Fraser also starred in an Australian TV special, ‘Hans Christian Anderson’ http://wymark.org.uk/sleuth.html



Sir Francis Drake: The Garrison

Uncategorised Posted on Sun, November 01, 2020 19:21:50
Patrick Wymark and Terence Morgan

Patrick Wymark is at the heart of a mystery for Terence Morgan as Talking Pictures TV continues its repeat run of Sir Francis Drake at 6pm on Monday 2nd November.

In The Garrison, Sir Francis Drake is taking provisions to a British fort in the Netherlands, but finds it under siege by the Spanish. Why has Captain Williams let the enemy get so close to his position? The Garrison was originally broadcast on 31 December 1961. You can find Talking Pictures TV on Freeview 81 as well as Sky, Freesat and Virgin. Read more about Sir Francis Drake and The Garrison here.



The Skull for Halloween

Uncategorised Posted on Sat, October 31, 2020 11:48:56

Patrick Wymark has a very choice item on offer to Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee on Talking Pictures TV this Halloween. The Skull (1965) at 10:30pm Saturday 31 October. http://www.wymark.org.uk/skull.html



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