soon the film wrapped, Matt (Lenny) went straight
to the bathroom to shave off his facial hair.
He'd turned up for filming with a goatee but was promptly
told by the Reid brothers that only a moustache
was a mega-hit on dancefloors worldwide in 1983. You
can have a listen to this and other works performed
by the vowel-greedy Freeez if you ask
Jonathan nicely for a loan of his 'Freeez Frame'
authentic-looking railway station featured
in TB&E is the newly-restored Birmingham Moor
Street. During filming the station was still in the
restoration process, which meant - agh! - no power
points. Thankfully, Chiltern Trains came to the
rescue, allowing us to use the points in their
Ticket Office to charge up the battery pack...
the premiere, Mark Wheatley was approached by two
young ladies wishing to know "exactly why
are you famous?". When our man asked
if the pair had ever viewed See Hear!, the response
was "How can we? We're from Ireland..."
Lewis (Deaf Hard) was rather keen to get into character
- he shaved his head especially on the morning of
after filming social worker John visited a probation
centre as part of his rounds. A security guard immediately
challenged him: "Are you a care worker
or a client..?"
centres around a train delay. Ironically, the
first day's shooting schedule had to be rearranged
when the local rail service bringing Mark to the
set took two hours instead of the usual 25 minutes...
character, Mrs. Sanderson, is named after the formidable
hard-of-hearing guest in a classic episode of Fawlty
Towers. Mrs. Richards was played by that veteran
player of battleaxes, Joan Sanderson. (big
thanks to Mark Flower for lending us the DVDs)...
hearing-aid Olive is seen to use in the film actually
belongs to one of the Reid brothers - their mother
had kept it in a drawer all of these years.
(Tara) was a big hit during filming - literally. When
working through her repetoire of dance moves
for 'I.O.U.', Angela lay back on the top of the sofa
and <bang!> hi-kicked out the nearest lamp
bulb. One for the bloopers tape...
finally the 'earwax' in the film is actually
day-old parsnip soup...