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BBC making Laurel and Hardy biopic


The BBC has ordered a biopic of Laurel and Hardy produced by the BBC’s comedy arm and Harvey Weinstein’s US indie. The broadcaster has commissioned Stan and Ollie from BBC’s in-house comedy division, in association with The Weinstein Company and Lookout Point. Stan and Ollie is a 90-minute one-off biopic that will be written by Mrs Biggs screenwriter Jeff Pope. It will tell the story of the duo’s 1953 UK tour, which followed a split from their mentor, studio politics and a run of poorly received films. After the tour and following an acrimonious divorce and alimony battles, Hardy became ill, suffered a heart attack and eventually died, while Laurel never performed again. Stan and Ollie was ordered by Shane Allen, controller of comedy commissioning and former BBC1 controller Danny Cohen. It will be produced by BBC’s Saurabh Kakkar, Lookout Point’s Simon Vaughan and Harvey Weinstein. It will be distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide. “Stan and Ollie is Jeff’s love letter to two pioneers and enduring giants of screen comedy. It beautifully captures the deep emotional bond forged over a lifelong partnership as they reflect on their rollercoaster careers through the prism of this final UK farewell tour. An epic story about the world’s most famous comedy double-act to date told with great insight and heart,” said Allen.


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The 36th Annual UK Convention will be hosted by the Brats tent in Sheffield in May 2015

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Laurel and Hardy on Stage

Review by Randy Skretvedt

" 'Laurel & Hardy On Stage!' gives us the next best thing to a newly discovered movie by the team -- it contains a never-before-available audio recording of "The Driver's License Sketch," which has been all but forgotten even though Stan and Babe performed it around 1,100 times. In addition, the book brings that sketch back to vibrant life through rare, previously unavailable photographs and a reproduction of Stan Laurel's personal script. Added to that are some amazing articles from Danish newspapers (translated for those of us who only speak English), which show us how Laurel and Hardy were even more beloved overseas than in the United States. The photographs -- including several of L&H; on tour during World War II -- are beautifully reproduced, and the quality of all the audio, which also includes a rare 1944 radio show and a 1957 interview with Stan, is consistently first rate. This book and CD combination is a rare treasure for all Laurel and Hardy fans."

Randy Skretvedt

Get your copy here http://www.laurelandhardyonstage.com



Andreas Baum has been in touch with the following information about his new Hal Roach documentary.

Andreas writes...


Andreas Baum writes... Dear Laurel & Hardy Fans,

We like to inform you that our new international documentary about the legendary Comedy Producer Hal Roach and his big stars like Harold Lloyd, “Our Gang” or Laurel and Hardy and his competitors like Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton is now available on DVD.
The title of the Special Limited Collector’s Edition with the longer Director´s Cut and a lot of rare and previously unreleased Bonus Material in a 2 DVD Box with five exclusive Collector’s Postcards (see the attached Cover of the DVD Box) is:


The International Documentary about the “King of Comedy” Hal Roach and “Hollywood´s Fun Factory”

Pre-orders are possible now! (Will be shipped in the middle of November) Order your 2 DVD Box now!
All pre-orders will come with a freebie!

Order exclusively via internet here (pre-orders are possible until the 15th of November 2014):


The 2 DVD-Box comes with 5 rare Collector’s Postcards and the DVDs are region free (in PAL, will run worldwide, which means also in NTSC-countries like the USA on all computers and almost all newer DVD players). The box contains one DVD with the Director´s Cut of the documentary in a length of round about 115 minutes (instead of the 90minutes tv-version for ZDF/ARTE) in English and German language (switchable) with more exclusive interviews and rare film clips, etc. as well as another DVD in English and German language with really a lot of rare and previously unreleased bonus material (round about 90 minutes).

This DVD contains - for example - unpublished private film footage, rare and/or never before published movie clips and short movies produced by Hal Roach, film footage and photographs from the Hal Roach studios, lots of photographs from the stars of Hal Roach, a lot of them animated in 3 D, unrealised interview-clips with Hal Roach, Harold Lloyd and our experts like Richard. W. Bann, Annette D`Agostino Lloyd, Stan Taffel, Richard Correll or Hal Roach family members like his daughters Maria and Jeanne or Harold Lloyds granddaughter Suzanne Lloyd etc.!

Learn more about the international documentary:

For many the American movie producer and director Hal Roach is the “King of Comedy”. His legendary studios are also called the “The Lot of Fun”: Hollywood’s “Fun Factory”! The film pioneer produced from 1914 up to the early sixties about 2.000 movies - almost exclusively comedies! Probably no other filmmaker gave the world more to laugh about than he did: with his comedy stars like Laurel & Hardy, Harold Lloyd or "Our Gang".

Besides the incredible live and work of Hal Roach the international documentary is focused on his stars and competitors like Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton. The film is presenting a lot of funny movie clips and interviews, a look behind the scenes, amazing facts about the comedy stars and their private lives and amongst others never before published private footage, previously unreleased movie clips and photographs.

The documentary features as well a lot of amusing and interesting interviews with Hal Roach himself and family members, Roach´s stars like Harold Lloyd or Jean Darling from “Our Gang”, Stan Laurel´s daughter, Harold Lloyd´s granddaughter, film historians, comedy experts and comedians like Walter Matthau.

Director Andreas Baum, who also produced the documentary “Laurel and Hardy: Their Lives and Magic”, tells the amazing story of the live and career of the legendary comedy pioneer Hal Roach, of the roots of comedy and of the big slapstick stars.

Order your 2 DVD Box now and get your freebie!

Here is the first official trailer for the DVD (in the German language) [/i]



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