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P. 337). ‘It was recorded on a Sunday and <…> aired in the spring of 1961. It had a wonderful cast: Leo McKern, Brewster Mason, Ralph Michael <…>, James Maxwell and Eric Thompson <…>. It was inspiring to work with all these wonderful men. <…> It was much more effective on television than when it was later filmed for the big screen’ (Courtenay, op. , p. 337). For a review of the film version, see The Guardian of 2 February 1963. Wrede’s collaboration with Harwood also involved a TV and a film adaptation of Harwood’s play The Barber of Stamford Hill (1962), about one Mr Figg, a middle-aged Jewish barber who dreams of having a family but eventually has to accept life as a bachelor with the dumb Dober as his sole friend (for a review of the film version, see The Guardian of 9 February 1963).

4. 122 The Making, p. 19. 123 ‘Hollywood North’, p. 42. Professor Higgins is a leading character in George Bernard Shaw’s 1913 comedy Pygmalion, who teaches a Cockney flower girl how to speak with an upper class accent. 124 ‘Simulating Siberia’. FILMING THE UNFILMABLE 49 and I find The Times, well crinkled and pushed into the sole of a boot, can help keep out up to 40deg. ”’126), while others entertained their friends and relatives who were keen to join studio executives and numerous inquisitive journalists from different countries (reporters from Life magazine, The New York Times and The Daily Telegraph among them) and use an opportunity to visit their nearest and dearest at such an exotic location.

The place also allowed the possibility of studio work in case of snowstorms. For the first month of production, most of the filming had to be done outdoors and at night. Keeping the mine in operation necessitated stripping bare ‘hundreds of acres around it that not the smallest sapling remains. 92 Courtenay shared Wrede’s enthusiasm about the location: I don’t think this kind of picture could have been made anywhere else. <…> The surroundings are perfect for the actors. I find that I don’t have to try and imagine the kind of environment this story calls for, I am in it.

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