All Together Now – photo from John Greening

Copyright resides with the original holder (probably Willoughby Gullachsen), no reproduction without permission.

‘All Together Now’ was a play about a brass band (mildly comic) and a pre cursor to the Pete Postlethwaite film  ‘Brassed Off’.  Clive Swift, is the father of gardening presenter Joe Swift, and later went on to work on ‘Keeping Up Appearances’.  The play was originally a theatre piece, playing at the Nottingham Playhouse, amongst others.

Clive Swift has identified those in the photo, and makes the following comments: from left to right the actors are Ann Hockney (an amateur I think), Chrissy Roberts, ME, Alan Starkey, Michael Griffiths. The play, directed by Robin Midgley and written by Peter Buckman, was debuted at The Haymarket Theatre, LEICESTER, on 1979. (It later played at the Greenwich theatre, London, with Tony Steedman replacing me in the lead, and was televised on BBC 1 during the 1980′s, with me again). Director David Attwood’s debut.

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5 Comments

  • the late Alan Starkey from Barnoldswick is centre front. A regular in many eps of “Open All Hours”.

  • Joe swift kindly forwarded this page to Clive, his dad and this is Clive’s reply to me if you need to fill in the gaps.

    Dear Rosemary, from left to right the actors are Ann Hockney (an amateur I think), Chrissy Roberts, ME, Alan Starkey, Michael Griffiths. The play, directed by Robin Midgley and written by Peter Buckman, was debuted at The Haymarket Theatre, LEICESTER, on 1979. (It later played at the Greenwich theatre, London, with Tony Steedman replacing me in the lead, and was televised on BBC 1 during the 1980’s, with me again). Director David Attwood’s debut. Sorry if this is too much info. It’s a nice pic. Clive Swift

  • Hi Rose

    Thanks for passing the link on to Clive, and for sending back his reply. I’ll add in his bit to the original post.

    Best wishes

    Vanessa

  • The girl on the far left is singer and trumpet player then called Linda Myers who acted alongside Clive Swift as Maggie in All Together now BBC2.

  • Hello, would anyone have any information about Alan he was my great uncle but i have never really heard anything having never been in contact with his family.
    Much appreciated 🙂

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