Author Archives: Andy Priestner

About Andy Priestner

Consultant and trainer on user experience (UX) research and design, failure, leadership and LEGO Serious Play

Last Days of Singapore (Review of Series 1, Episode 1)

Given that this is the opening instalment of a new drama series, it has a surprisingly strong and confident feel. The series’ dramatic and historical context, the introduction of no less than ten key characters and the foreshadowing of events … Continue reading

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Free extract from Chapter 10 of Remembering Tenko

To mark the beginning of a full repeat of Tenko on the new Drama Channel – the first episode airs at 11am this morning and is repeated this afternoon – find below an extract from Chapter 10 of ‘Remembering Tenko’ … Continue reading

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Women bow again… on UK TV’s Drama Channel

UK TV’s new Drama Channel http://drama.uktv.co.uk will be showing Tenko in its entirety from 5th September at 10am. To mark this broadcast, after each episode we will be adding excerpts from the episode reviews in Andy Priestner’s comprehensive Remembering Tenko … Continue reading

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Pushing boundaries all the time… an appreciation of Anne Valery (1926-2013)

It’s about 4pm, on Sunday 15 May 2011, and for several hours now I’ve been sat in the Lemonia Restaurant, Primrose Hill, opposite one of the most vital and fascinatingly eccentric women I’ve ever met. We’re now well on to … Continue reading

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Goodbye Elspet

Elspet Gray died earlier this week aged 83. Best known for being the wife of the great farceur Brian Rix, Gray was a notable performer in her own right, remembered for her guest roles in Doctor Who and Fawlty Towers … Continue reading

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New Tenko Prints

Tenko’s talented graphic designer, Ray Ogden, who created the series’s memorable title sequence and produced the cover and internal black and white illustrations for Andy Priestner’s Remembering Tenko has now produced two sets of limited edition numbered prints entitled ‘Tenko … Continue reading

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Tenko Reunion @ the NEC, Birmingham

On Sunday 25th November there was another rare opportunity to meet the stars of Tenko at the NEC Birmingham as part of Memorabilia. The event was co-organised by Fantom Films and Classic TV Press and saw 6 members of the … Continue reading

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Remembering Tenko launched

Yesterday Classic TV Press launched their new Tenko book at the Imperial War Museum with over 20 members of the series’s cast and crew, together with many fans of the much-loved drama. A short commemorative film can be viewed below. … Continue reading

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Reunion by Jill Hyem

London, June 1950. Marion bumps into Dorothy and they agree to catch up over tea at Derry and Tom’s. They talk about the reunion planned back in ’45 and Dorothy agrees to go back to Singapore. Marion sends letters to everyone else in the hope that they too can attend… Continue reading

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Series 3, Episode 10 by Anne Valery

First broadcast: Sunday 16 December 1984 The women are preparing to leave Singapore. Due to a new intake of internees Phyllis insists that Mrs Van Meyer be moved in with Beatrice and co. Kate manages to get her to share … Continue reading

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