“Savage Party” and Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) - Glimpses of Albion in the Overgrowth: Chapter 20 Book Images - A Year In The Country
In 2012 in the earlyish days of planning for A Year In The Country there was a trailer being broadcast for an episode called “Savage Party” of the British television youth-orientated soap opera Hollyoaks. The trailer is basically a high street-esque take on some of the visual language, themes and tropes of the flipside or undercurrents of folkloric culture expressed in the likes of The Wicker Man (1973): a glimpse of Albion in the cultural overgrowth, a step through the gates into the secret garden (with spangly hotpants as your attire) A consideration of the turn of the millennium remake of television series Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) that was broadcast in 2000-2001, and which was produced by Charlie Higson, who also wrote and directed some episodes, and starred comedians Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer alongside Emilia Fox and gloriously white-haired former Doctor Who Tom Baker. Online images to accompany the chapter “Savage Party” and Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) - Glimpses of Albion in the Overgrowth in the book A Year In The Country: Wandering Through Spectral Fields.
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