Sat 21 Jan 2017

Silent Comedy: A Century Ago | A Fairbanks and Chaplin Double Bill

Watershed | 9.30am | Tickets: £8.00/£6.00

Join us for a taste of the ‘flickers’ from a century ago – Saturday morning pictures circa 1916. A classic silent comedy double bill featuring two of the biggest stars of the silent era featuring:

The Matrimaniac (1916)
dir. Paul Powell | US | 44mins

An early Fairbanks outing showcasing his flair for charm, comedy and athleticism. 


The Count (1916)
dir. Charles Chaplin | US | 24mins

The first outing at Slapstick for this little known Mutual film from Charlie’s happiest years of film-making.

Introduced by Kevin Brownlow with live piano accompaniment by John Sweeney.

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Sat 21 Jan 2017

Robin and Not Josie's Book Shambles: The Goodies

Watershed | 1.20pm | Tickets: £9.00/£6.50

The hugely popular podcast ‘Robin and Josie’s Book Shambles’ comes to Slapstick to interrogate Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie on the books they made as two thirds of the TV comedy trio The Goodies (1970 – 1982). They’ll also be talking about the making of The Goodies Disaster Movie and about the books and the authors that have inspired them.

Sadly, Josie Long is showing off in New York. Michale Legge will be filling her shoes.

STOP PRESS: Due to last minute unforeseen circumstances, Bill Oddie will no longer be appearing at this event. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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Sat 21 Jan 2017

Neil Innes presents Unseen Bonzos

Watershed | 3.40pm | Tickets: £9.00/£6.50

A chance to see the Bonzo Dog’s holy grail of lost performances, a newly restored complete episode of Colour Me Pop, a special featuring the Bonzos from 1968, which will be screened in completely restored glory.

Joining us will be Bonzo founding member Neil Innes who’ll be in conversation with BFI TV Consultant Dick Fiddy.

With thanks to the BFI and Chris Perry.

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