Tag Archives: Ian Lavender

Dad’s Army, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 5/10

Cast: Toby Jones, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtney, Mark Gatiss, Blake Harrison, Daniel Mays, Sarah Lancashire, Emily Atack, Ian Lavender, Bill Paterson, Frank Williams, Alison Steadman, Annette Crosby, Holli Dempsey, Martin Savage, Felicity Montague, Oliver Tobias, Julia Foster.

Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be but sometimes by revisiting the past you are in danger of completely undermining all the excellent work that once went on before; the package and the idea may look appealing but the beyond the sentimental, the finished article is a pale and perhaps at times, irritating shadow.

Ian Lavender, Don’t Tell Him Pike: Part Two. More Tales From The Not So Stupid Boy

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Ian Lavender is a household name, there isn’t surely a person alive in the country who hasn’t seen his performance as the young scarf wearing Home Guard soldier in Dad’s Army and at some point not identified with affable, cheeky and sentimental Private Frank Pike.

Don’t Tell Him Pike: Part Two. More Tales From The Not So Stupid Boy is one of those moments during the Edinburgh Festival in which time slips by with the glorious realisation that you have spent an hour with a genuinely much loved British actor and yet whose charm and easy going style as he holds conversation with Steven McNicoll is to be admired and seen as thoughtful and homely.