Michael Caine sports his trademark black-framed glasses on the set of his 1967 Harry Palmer spy film Billion Dollar Brain. This is just one of the striking three-score pictures in the new 60 Years, 60 Iconic Images exhibition, which celebrates the TV Times’ 60th anniversary and is currently on show in and around the Blue Fin Building in London’s Southwark Street.
By turns stunning, quirky and revealing, the pictures feature a good number of big-screen icons among the small-screen celebrities. Here are a few of them.
Alfred Hitchcock peers through the door of the Coronation Street pub, the Rovers Return, on a visit to the Granada Television studios in Manchester in June 1964.
Diana Rigg nibbles an orange during a break in filming The Avengers at Elstree Studios in 1966.
Donald Pleasance on the set of Armchair Mystery Theatre in 1962.
Roger Moore puffs reflectively on a pipe in 1968, just before his final series as The Saint.
Liza Minnelli takes time out to write a letter to a friend during rehearsals at London's Hippodrome in 1966.
The 60 Years, 60 Iconic Images exhibition is on show in around the Blue Fin Building until 18 October. A second exhibition called Interplay, curated by Illuminate Productions for MERGE festival, features never-before-seen TVTimes images of the biggest stars of music from the 1960s through to the early 1980s, including The Beatles, James Brown, Kate Bush, the Small Faces and The Doors. The exhibition takes place at Platform Southwark (behind Southwark Tube station), 1 Joan Street SE1 from 18 September to 18 October (opening times Wednesday to Sunday, 12 noon-7pm).
All images are available as limited edition prints. To order email firstname.lastname@example.org
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A film critic for over 25 years, Jason admits the job can occasionally be glamorous – sitting on a film festival jury in Portugal; hanging out with Baz Luhrmann at the Chateau Marmont; chatting with Sigourney Weaver about The Archers – but he mostly spends his time in darkened rooms watching films. He’s also written theatre and opera reviews, two guide books on Rome, and competed in a race for Yachting World, whose great wheeze it was to send a seasick film critic to write about his time on the ocean waves. But Jason is happiest on dry land with a classic screwball comedy or Hitchcock thriller.
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