‘I Chaperoned Six Film Stars’ – part 3 of my mother’s memories of making the original film of ‘Swallows and Amazons’ in 1973

Sophie Neville continues with her behind-the-scenes memories from the set of the 1974 “Swallows and Amazons” film… I clearly remember my mother winding carbon paper into the roller of her portable typewriter and bashing out.. Continue reading ‘I Chaperoned Six Film Stars’ – part 3 of my mother’s memories of making the original film of ‘Swallows and Amazons’ in 1973

‘I chaperoned six film stars’ – Part 2 of my mother’s memories of working on the 1974 movie ‘Swallows and Amazons’

Actress Sophie Neville reveals more behind-the-scenes memories from the set of the 1974 “Swallows and Amazons” film… In 1974, my mother, Daphne Neville, was commissioned to write an article about working on the original film of ‘Swallows and Amazons’ for Woman magazine, which claimed to be ‘The world’s greatest weekly for women’. Here are some extracts… Continue reading ‘I chaperoned six film stars’ – Part 2 of my mother’s memories of working on the 1974 movie ‘Swallows and Amazons’

‘I Chaperoned Six Film Stars’ – Part 1 of my mother’s memories of working behind-the-scenes on the 1974 film of ‘Swallows and Amazons’

Actress Sophie Neville reveals some of her mother’s memories of working on the 1974 ‘Swallows and Amazons’ film… My mother is a squirrel. She arrived at my house, not with nuts, but a large envelope. Amongst other things, this contained the transcript of a piece she wrote almost forty-five years ago for BBC Radio Bristol, when she presented… Continue reading ‘I Chaperoned Six Film Stars’ – Part 1 of my mother’s memories of working behind-the-scenes on the 1974 film of ‘Swallows and Amazons’

Review: Creation Theatre’s Swallows and Amazons in Oxford University Parks – ”Sweet, charming and rollicking good fun’

Theatre-lovers in Oxford are blessed with a wealth of outdoor shows at this time of year. None, however, will be as sweet, charming and such rollicking good fun as Creation Theatre’s al fresco production of “Swallows and Amazons” – which is making a … Continue reading Review: Creation Theatre’s Swallows and Amazons in Oxford University Parks – ”Sweet, charming and rollicking good fun’

On the radio: Sophie Neville talks Swallows and Amazons on BBC Radio Cumbria

Sophie Neville spoke on Tuesday (24th July) to BBC Radio Cumbria’s Adam Powell about the special screening of the 1974 “Swallows and Amazons” film that will be shown in Keswick this Saturday (28th July). Sophie, who played Titty Walker in the film, will introduce it and host a Q&A session afterwards, while the dinghy Swallow that appeared in the film will also be available for sailing on Derwent Water by request.  You can listen to Sophie’s interview below, or download it here. (duration 3:46, size 4MB) https://nancyblackett.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/BBC-Radio-Cumbria-Interview-Sophie-Neville-24-Jul-2018-Adam-Powell.mp3 Continue reading On the radio: Sophie Neville talks Swallows and Amazons on BBC Radio Cumbria