17 May 2014 | dmjh64
Just a few musings about yet another long-gone t.v.-programme
Sad to read that the "Crane" series has been all but wiped out of existence, like the early "Avengers": anything in black-and-white format must have been considered not worth keeping after colour came in."Crane" was panned by the critic of one daily newspaper (probably the "Daily Express") who said they should have 'lowered the boom' on it. Allen always seemed to play the same, two-dimensional,blustering/ bullying,authority-types-trapped by his voice and square-jawed looks-but he filled a niche and stayed around and he's hard to forget.Suave, forgotten, Gerald Flood was a good actor, probably better than Allen, but was not so lucky in having to take the 'ten-a-penny' 'supporting-part" roles that he didn't deserve to be stuck with.Sam Kydd was always Sam Kydd and seemed to be forever in demand for playing those surly/chirpy,below-decks characters: a pity about his early death.