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Rawlinson End

By Vivian Stanshall

"English as tuppence, changing yet changeless as canal water, nestling in green nowhere, armoured and effete, bold flag-bearer, lotus-fed Miss Havishambling opsimath and eremite, feudal still, reactionary Rawlinson End.

"The story so far..."

Rawlinson End characters

Some extracts

Rawlinson End multimedia

Sir Henry At Rawlinson End Film Credits

Trevor Howard: Sir Henry Rawlinson
Vivian Stanshall: Hubert Rawlinson
Henry Magee: Rev. Slodden
Harry Fowler: Buller Bullethead
JG Devlin: Scrotum (footnote)
Denise Coffey: Mrs. E.
Sheila Reid: Lady Florrie Rawlinson
Suzanne Danielle: Candice Rawlinson
Daniel Gerroll: Ralph Rawlinson
Ben Aris: Lord Tarquin of Staines
Liz Smith: Lady Phillipa of Staines
Jeremy Child: Peregrin Maynard
Vernon Dudley Bohay-Nowell: Nigel Nice
Talfryn Thomas: Teddy Tidy
Simon Jones: Joachim
Gary Waldhorn: Max

Written by Vivian Stanshall and Steve Roberts.

Music composed by Vivian Stanshall.

Charisma Films, 1980, black & white.

Locations: Knebworth House and Gloucestershire.

Produced by Tony Stratton-Smith.

Directed by Steve Roberts
From the Kilroy's Renaissance pamphlet (1982), by Debbie Schaefer:

However, for a different view, here's what the (anonymous) film reviewer of the Radio Times said of the film in the 22nd March 1997 edition. I think it says more about the reviewer than the film.

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Old Scrotum the Wrinkled Retainer

Mike Weaver reckons that there's a WS Gilbert (not Gilbert & Sullivan) comic opera from which Vivian nicked Scrotum the wrinkled retainer and Baron Tostoff the ruined Pole.

Steve Roberts

(1995) Q: The same as the Steve Roberts who worked on Max Headroom? (c1985)
(2003) A: Yes, according to IMDB.

J.G. Devlin

(Autumn 2002) The Radio Times mentioned that J.G. Devlin and Ronnie Fraser were second choice for Steptoe and Son if Harry H. Corbett and Wilfred Brambell had been unavailable.

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