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Joe McNally says, of Bow-Tie Man, "it's tempting to suggest that the portly gent in the bow-tie may be Billy Bunter out on the town; Gerald Campion, the actor who played Bunter for many years on British TV, ended up as the manager of Gerry's, a Soho basement drinking club, albeit a rather more upmarket one than the one Carter visits.

Sanjay Shah writes, "The chap in the bowtie with the overweight lady is Professor Simon Peach from the version of 'The Italian Job' played by Benny Hill he had a fetish for large women and he starred alongside Michael Caine in that - who he's standing next to in that panel as Jack Carter. Hasn't he got his right foot on some kind of orthotic stilt? So that, in effect, he's a man with a serious case of Short Leg Syndrome? Surely that'd ring someone else's bells Knowing Moore's preoccupations, I doubt this is accidental. Perhaps the doorman immediately behind Blonde Man represents the angel?

I sort of doubt it, but they do have the look about them. I'm surprised there's not a giant porcupine looking for Dinsdale. Pete James writes, " I think that on page 9, panel 1 the gangster in the blue jacket far right looks like Gerald Fletcher as played by Terence Rigby , Jack Carter's London boss. Thanks to everyone for the correction here. In the novel the Vril-ya are a technologically and biologically advanced species of humanoids who live in a subterranean civilization.

It is Barbara Windsor who had a very brief liaison with the man standing next to her, Sid James. With British comedy films in mind, I imagine the seated gentleman with the cigarette holder is Terry Thomas, star of a number of films on both sides of the Atlantic through the fifties and sixties. Presumably Vince is drawn here and elsewhere to resemble Burton. In the t. We're 'omosexuals. I'm homosexual. Starks is a gay East End gangster not unlike Ronnie Kray see below.

Flowers is an East London crimelord. Sean Levin writes, "Harry Flowers has muscle magazines strewn about his office, so it's safe to infer that he's gay, and of course the film's most memorable sequence is Chas hallucinating Turner in Harry's place singing the very homoerotic "Memo from Turner". Notable by their absence in this list are the Kray twins, Reggie and Ronnie He was also by far the more unbalanced and violent of the Kray Twins. Page O-or some upstart, like Hogg It wouldn't be done with a straight razor. It's actually something that goes on in prisons, usually to teach someone a lesson.

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They get something like a toothbrush, and melt the end, so they can insert two razor blades close together. His degraded physical state may be the source of his current degraded employment state. On the other hand, it may be a sign that he is an actual slave to the Looby Loo club. Steve Flanagan adds, "Where he will, of course, shoot a lot of Geordies who have involved his niece in the sex trade, retroactively foreshadowed by his interest in the floor show here.

The rest of his victims are done in by beating, stabbing, drowning, throwing off of parking garage balconies, or heroin overdose. Presumably some or many of the pedestrians here are references. Mark Elstob writes, "The bus is advertising "Compact" which was a magazine featuring in the TV soap opera of the same name from to Created by Frank Hampson , Dan Dare has been appearing in various media since his debut in the comic Eagle in In the future of the s, Colonel Dan Dare, chief pilot of the Interplanet Space Fleet, has adventures across the solar system, repeatedly coming into conflict with the Mekon , the evil ruler of the Treens of northern Venus.

More broadly, the Black Dossier showed that the Earth was interacting with a number of alien societies. It makes sense that a school for English serving aliens would appear in the London of League. The first three lines of the song are:. On the firefly platform on sunny Goodge Street. Violent hash-smoker shook a chocolate machine. Bobbed in an eating scene.

Peter Borowiec writes, "I suspect the character at the chocolate machine is Donovan himself. It looks an awful lot like him. David Mosley writes, "The tall building in the background with orange lights is probably Centre Point, completed in and which can certainly be seen from Goodge Street tube station on the Tottenham Court Road looking south. Sheba Sullivan writes, " I can tentatively guess, if this doesn't seem like it's a little bit too obscure, that Kit-Kat-to-Tic-Toc is also a lateral move from one confection to another? That was my initial thought. Tic Tocs are a brand of sweet, iced shortbread biscuits in the shape of clock faces.

In the early s it changed its name to the Cellar and later to the Basement. This is a reference to the British radio soap opera The Archers present. In the early s Joe Grundy held a concert at Grange Farm. The headlining band was Chinese White Bedsock. For the delightful details, see the Wikipedia entry. But in the world of League many prominent historical figures have fictional analogues. So in the world of League there were no Beatles, there were the Rutles. Rutter's Only Darts Club Band.

The singer here is writer and sometime musician Michael Moorcock. The lyrics are references to the works of Michael Moorcock:. New Worlds Fair , was released in Panel 8. This is a reference to the text piece in Century: Working clockwise beginning with Mina:. Note the question-mark-shaped table on the right. The pictures Orlando is looking at are of the 18 th century League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, first seen in League v1n2 on Page 23, Panel 2, and of the League, seen in Century: Rekow writes, " "Isn't this picture part of the haul I swiped from the museum during the war?

Aside from the pictures of Gulliver's and Mina's Leagues, which Orlando states are part of the "Haul", and the Vull helmet and digging machine which are shown graphically as being part of it, these other items can also be explained by Orlando ransacking their old base during his escape from Wartime London:. Orlando might have even escaped London IN the digging machine with all the stuff he stole.

In the year A. Satin is mentioned in Century: as a member of the Seven Stars. Reader Felix Herzog writes, " Right below the picture of the 18th century League of Extraordinary Gentlemen there seems to be a photographic portrait of the League: from left to right Carnacki, Quatermain, Mina, Raffles and Orlando. The costume in the vacuum tube is that of Electroman , who appeared in the British comic Electroman Comics This is a reference to Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, who carved his customers up so that his partner could serve them as meat pies.

Sweeney Todd has been an urban myth in London for well over two centuries—he never existed despite the lies of Peter Haining , who claimed he did. The hern , I think. And there was me thinking all that stuff would never be any use to me!

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It ran on the BBC under various name variations from until , and did a further three years on ITV after that. Perky is the one with the hat. Might it have escaped from the London Flesh Pie box? Rekow says, " This looks like a Lilliputian to me, one of the captive bred Lilliputians brought back by Lemuel Gulliver along with cows, horses and sheep in the s, or perhaps brought back by Orland and co in ?

Though we have seen no definitive evidence that there were LIVE Lilliputians in the League's Museum Base, it would explain why there is a naked Lilliputian here, as it or it's ancestors — because, according to Black Dossier, they have accelerated life-spans may have been part of Orlando's Wartime haul. But Stanley is upstaged by a new band, Drimble Wedge and the Vegetations. This is a reference to the events of Century: and Thomas Carnacki , a member of the League. Rekow writes, " I think it's safe to assume that whatever allowed him to have prophetic dreams was also poor for his health: it seems that in CENT:1 he has night-terrors, and in other places in the Black Dossier he is referred to as "long suffering".

His exhaustion, stress and fevers as a result of his visions could have all been contributing factors to his death. He said some poor girl Rosemary something Luckily, the baby died in infancy. Rodger Kibble writes, "the "orphan boy" is Wellington of the Perishers , who lived in a disused railway station with his dog Boot. Denny Lien writes, " Wellington and his dog Boot plot elements often revolved around them being out of food and hungry, requiring schemes to scrape up a few pence to buy sausages and then having disagreements about how to divide same , so it's probably only to be expected that Boot wound up eating him.

Cole Odell wonders if this is a reference to Belle et Sebastian. The picture is of three of the Seven Stars in happier times: Captain Universe, an invisible Mina wearing the hat of Vull , and Marsman. He treats himself electronically and thereafter, whenever he shouts the word ' Galap ', electronic impulses from outer space vibrate through him, endowing him with superhuman powers.

He becomes Captain Universe, the Super Marvel! He was a thief who used a technologically-advanced helmet to turn invisible. Just as Norton talks about events in our world which are baffling to the League, and seems to be following their adventures in the comics. So KG could indeed refer to Crowley's real-life disciples. The build and hairstyle of the of the 'What Now? The male figure in the painting could be Haddo. It does seem to be painted as shadowy or a ghostly apparition which Haddo is in The events of Century: ? What happened to Carnacki?

David Knight writes, "I think Haddo is lying to wind up Mina and goad her into attacking him, thus injuring or killing Allan. His diet towards the end of his days in Hastings was apparently just this, though. Rekow writes, " See Page 24, Panel 1, right-bottom corner, on the tray. On the left, the eight advertisements for prostitutes are references to British comics. The titular character is actually a boy, Bob Dewar. Bessie is mentioned on page 86, panel 7 of Black Dossier. The titular character is a blonde schoolgirl. So, the title should be a bit more evident. The series is about a battery-operated boy doll and his adventures in his rocket ship.

Joe McNally notes that ""Fluck" was the original surname of British actress Diana Dors, something of a sex-symbol in Britain in the fifties and sixties. Andy Capp is a working-class British drunk. His visiting a tawdry porn shop is entirely in keeping with his character. On the cover of the magazine Lonely has dropped we do actually see a bare bottom and a slipper. The slipper was a common sight in UK comics of that period, as the naughty children in these — of which there were many — usually got their comeuppance in the form of a spanking with a slipper, usually by their fathers.

Jay Eales writes, "Just a little clarification on the above. The reason why Lonely breaks off mid-sentence is because he's associated with David Callan, and not Jack Carter, so as Moore has conflated the two, he can't finish the sentence without naming him. Lonely always calls him "Mister Callan".

Just a nice coincidence that both characters' names start with "Ca". Damian Gordon writes, "Callan was also constantly criticizing Lonely about his malodorous nature. The top one shows Minnie the Minx, who is still appearing in The Beano and is wearing her trademark black beret with red bobble. The cover underneath shows Beryl the Peril, easily identifiable by the red ribbons in her hair. In a confined space?

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Leave it out. Steve Flanagan writes, "Lonely's nickname was derived from the fact that he rarely bathed. Markus Pederson writes, " The girl in the foreground on p 18, p 7, could be a grown up Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgrens heroine from three children books written in the mid to late forties. All the features fits: red-haired with pigtails, freckled. Her muscular physique gives away the characters super strength.

One of Pippis belongings was a bag full of money; my guess is that that is the very same bag she's carrying here, but that she's run out of gold coins and has been forced to pursue a new, ahem, career This also fits with a recurring theme that runs through the series where characters from childrens literature are put in more sordid situations. Schexnayder also noted this. I suspect the woman with the cork-dangling-hat is a reference to Mavis Bramston, the star of the Australian sketch comedy tv series The Mavis Bramston Show Bramston was often seen wearing a similar hat without the corks , and hats with corks dangling from them are a trademark of the Australian Ocker character.

David Ritchie writes, "Originally the character was Melbourne housewife Mrs. He imbibes no small amount of alcohol and has a fair number of "chunders" as documented in this frame , a term popularised by the original comic strip written by Humphries. There were two subsequent films, too. Is the man at the right of the frame Barry Humphries himself, I wonder? Joe McNally writes, "the man on the right of the frame is likely to be yet another Humphries creation, Sir Les Patterson. At the end of the episode Gallion dies. Since next door to the Basement is a restaurant, this could be what he did before opening his hotel?

Steve Flanagan writes, "The beret and red-and-black striped jersey suggest that the woman of the left is a grown-up version of "Minnie the Minx", created by Leo Baxendale for "The Beano" in the s a grown-up version of "Roger the Dodger" appears later. Titled Mogul during its first season, The Troubleshooters is about a corrupt international oil company.

Thanks to David Allen Jones for the correction here. The black-haired gentleman in the bowtie on the far left of this panel is of course the second Doctor Who, played by Patrick Troughton from Alternatively, this is the Doctor and Jamie in the middle period of Season 6b , having just blown up an alien base in London for the CIA Celestial Intervention Agency , and he is now being followed by the minions of the Terrible Zodin. That or minions of the Rani the woman on the corner looks like the Rani's disguise in Mark of the Rani. Department store Pinters , Ltd. Josh Reno writes, " it is also the location of 'Gosh!

London' which is a famous comic book store where Moore and O'Neill have appeared before to sign new issues of the League. Graham Tugwell writes, "Note in the the top left corner Thunderbird 2 flying, possibly towards the flames and smoke in the distance. Google for an image of him and you'll see what I mean: the eyes and nose are very distinctive. A few of these superhero comics were seen in the newsstand in Black Dossier on Page 93, Panel 1.

Moving counterclockwise from the lower left:. Dean was a comic artist and Shirley MacLaine was his model! Kevin was misremembering the name. BTW, this was a few years before Batwoman even appeared in the comics. In the course of fighting a world-conquest-driven computer the Second Doctor and his companions Zoe and Jamie encounter a superhero, the Karkus , who appeared in the Hourly Telepress in the year Greg Daly writes, "The Karkus isn't just a reference to Doctor Who, but a particularly apt one, in that he appeared in a story featuring the Second Doctor in a pocket universe called 'The Land of Fiction', where among other fictional characters he met Lemuel Gulliver, who we know was in the eighteenth-century League; indeed, he's depicted on page 12, panel 2.

It was planned as a vehicle for Frank Hampson, who was to be tempted away from Eagle which had just changed hands to far less sympathetic publishers to effectively animate the title as arival to Eagle. With Hampson at a stage where he wanted to direct and inspire series rather than actually draw them, no deal could be struck and Bulldog never appeared. In the episode the CSI characters are called in to investigate a murder committed at a convention celebrating a s Star Trek -like science fiction show called Astro Quest. The costume the character wears on the cover of Astro Quest here is much like the ones seen in the flashbacks in CSI.

Damian Gordon does: "It's Thunderbolt the Avenger. What a wanker. Heisenberg is after all the man after whom the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle is named. He name drops and references physicists and scientists, particularly those in quantum physics. Perhaps Mithras is the League version of Christ? So Orlando, having constantly referenced his place in the Roman military would not only be familiar with mithraic worship, but also want to rub in in people's faces. He appeared, much younger, in Black Dossier on Page 20, Panels The Birthday Party and Ban the Bomb.

Two sinister strangers, Goldberg and McCann, who arrive supposedly on his birthday and who appear to have come looking for him, turn Stanley's apparently innocuous birthday party organized by Meg into a nightmare. Both events are contemporaneous with Black Dossier, the main body of which is set in Peace and love depresses me. In A Cure for Cancer , the second Jerry Cornelius novel, Cornelius is a photonegative from his original appearance: black skin, white hair.

Or it may be a reference to something else entirely. Some installments were scripted by Mike [Moorcock], others by M. Some of the strips later appeared in The Nature of the Catastrophe and the whole lot appeared in the initial Millennium issues of The New Nature of the Catastrophe. This started in IT 58 in June , and appeared in a few subsequent issues, on no regular schedule. Scans of the original pages can be found here.

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With a lovely cover by genius artist John Picacio. Cornelius hints here that Andrew Norton is a part of this as well. Tim Chapman points out that Moorcock specifically modeled Taffy Sinclair on Sinclair, which further fleshes out the reference in this panel. Greg Daly writes, "I'm pretty sure the gentleman with the cucumber and the blonde lady are meant to be a young Arthur and Pauline Fowler from BBC's Eastenders , which didn't begin broadcasting till Pauline's family, the Beales, had owned for decades market stall, and the two characters do resemble Bill Treacher and Wendy Richard.

Sam Johnson writes, " I wish to offer you a suggestion to your annotation of the current issue of The League. I believe I have some insight pertaining to the scene on page 21, panel 5, of a man offering a woman a cucumber. One of the sketches is entitled Confessions of a Cucumber Salesman and follows the bawdy adventures of a sexually active cucumber salesman. This sketch is set in the late sixties, and so would fit with The Leagues setting. This shows that Moore has prior knowledge of this programme.

This makes sense, if that's indeed, as I think it is, an aerial train flying by! For what it's worth, just before the roundel was introduced, the London General Omnibus Company had a similar emblem, with a winged wheel and a bar across it. In , the Greater London Council put forward serious plans to build an electric monorail system in central London - there's a contemporary mock-up of what it would have looked like in Regent Street here. Jeremy Martin writes, "My guess is that this is just a twist on Green Shield stamps.

I Scoop the most base and yellow of yellow journalist papers is the Daily Brute. I think it's somebody emulating him, though; the emblem he's wearing, curiously, isn't Hynkel's double-cross, and is instead seems to be a red Cross of Lorraine on a black background; this is the Norsefire emblem from the 'V for Vendetta' film, which is a bit odd, given that Moore says he's no fan of it. The film was based loosely on the novel of the same name by Terry Southern, and the scene in question does not occur in the book. A trade unionist with Stalinist sympathies, ten years on I suspect the pair of men in middle-left panel are Steptoe and Son.

It grants its wearer invincibility. I wondered if there might be anyone else that the initials might fit, in the real world. Jules Fattorini notes, "The Altantis Bookshop is used as the model for the bookshop depicted here. Gallion died, and Mr.

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Somewhat incongruously there's a bust of AD 's Nemesis the Warlock, which only began in the early s. Kev O'Neill designed the character and drew the story in its early years, but this doesn't really explain what the Nemesis bust is doing here. Having said that, Nemesis certainly could travel in time; one photo-comic in a special featured him visiting London's Forbidden Planet comic shop in the late s, and volumes seven and nine of the regular strip were set in fifteenth-century Spain and s London respectively.

There's a useful history of Nemesis here. In real life, there is no 81 Powis Square , the house used is actually 25 Powis Square. Very into old Mr. Robby Karol writes, " re: the song "She Comes in Scarlet". I wondered if it also could simultaneously be a reference to the song by Arthur Lee's band Love, "She Comes in Colors". Beausoleil also ended up recording a soundtrack for Anger's Crowley-inspired "Lucifer Rising", which Anger had collaborated on with Mick Jagger.

Finally, Beausoleil had also been in a band called the Orkustra after leaving the Grass Roots. This is mostly taken from Bill Landis' Kenneth Anger biography. John Jones, a. The item with John P. Jon- on it seems to be a record sleeve, rather than a book, and I think you can see a bit of the record peeping out from the top of it. As well, an English comedian named John Davidge released two songs under the name John Paul Jones: the first was "the Miner's Song" to benefit dependants of striking coal miners , the specific release date of which seems to be elusive, but late 60's.

Freshly plucked from her Wikipedia entry: "During their stay at the abbey, Ms Hirsig was known as Soror Alostrael, Crowley's Scarlet Woman, the name Crowley used for his female sex magick practitioners in reference to the consort of the Beast of the Apocalypse whose number is Karswell Trelawney. Adam Bezecny writes, "During the flashback to the death of Haddo, after the transference ritual, Gallion says, "I'm perplexed", which is supposedly what Frieda Harris said upon hearing that Crowley was dead.

However, later on, we see this house referred to as Netherworld. Bill Thomson writes, "I think the illustration of Netherwo It's presented from a similar angle and the sign-off line after thair adventures was always " I knew when I heard that thunderclap It was the gods, welcoming him. Patricia MacAlphine , the mother of Crowley's son Aleister Ataturk, said that on the day Crowley died the weather was very calm, but at the moment of his death a gust of wind caught the curtains in his room and a peal of thunder was heard as if "It was the gods greeting him. A jongleur , yeah? He lured rocket scientists into his cult, then sold their secrets abroad.

British intelligence investigated, Kosmo had a heart-attack and died, apparently. You can see it here. Rome Burns. Diabolik is a ruthless Fantomas -like master thief who has appeared in Italian comics since This particular reference might be to the events of the Mario Bava film Danger: Diabolik. They rival the Rutles! Jeremy Briggs adds, "The spaceship on it, which looks like a s circular space station, is the Elekton spaceship which crashed on Earth and which contained the records of the Trigan civilisation.

Also as seen in Black Dossier , an abandoned Martian tripod was turned into a playground. The woman is carrying a Fenner bag—see Page 20 Panel 1 above. According to the synopsis of the movie at IMDB Alan Alda plays a classical piano player on the rise who befriends a famous player himself who's at death's door. Unknown to Alda , the guy is a satanist , who arranges to have their souls switch places at his death, so that he can be young again and continue to play piano thus needing a skilled piano player like Alda to switch bodies with. This would fit in very neatly with the body-swapping that Haddo has been doing.

Wilson was born in and still lives there, in a cave on Amberfide Moor. But he has extraordinarily long life thanks to a diet of gruel, nuts, berries, and wild roots, and various special breathing exercises. They also enable him win every world track and running record, beginning by running a three-minute mile. Wilson was mentioned on Page 9, Panel 3 of the Black Dossier. Panel Flash, a former Mercurian space-policeman, had been depressed by his waning popularity. Flash is the son of a leading Mercurian scientist who crash-lands a ship in England and uses his powers to fight evil here on Earth.

Mark Patterson writes, "It might also be worth explicitly noting that the reference to "three failed attempts to gas himself" is playing on the repetition of "it's a gas, gas gas" in the lyrics to the song. Geoffrey Tolle writes, "He tried to kill himself by hurling himself from a tower-block. This would re flect the Tower tarot card.

Roger appears to have impregnated Kate For Max Foster, see Page 43, Panel 2. In the books Mike Thingmaster is a Connecticut woodworker and a revolutionary Communist who defeats a corrupt capitalist conspiracy and achieves a Communist utopia in the United States. Called me anti-Semitic. At least, I think he did. Eric Berlatsky author of the forthcoming Alan Moore: Conversations writes, "Vita Sackville-West and many of her Bloomsbury cohort have been accused of anti-semitism by a variety of later writers.

Googling Vita Sackville-West and anti-semitism yields the usual accusations and evidence. In the novel, Bovex is the treat which oppresses the impoverished protagonist the most—he wants it and cannot afford it, and he hates it as well. The statue you can see in the background of a winged figure with a bow is the figure of Anteros - sometimes called The Angel of Christian Charity and popularly mistaken for Eros — which is to be found atop the Shaftesbury memorial fountain in Piccadilly Circus in London.

On the left-hand side we have two men who look to be Peter Bowles on the left, and Dick Emery on the right. In the Dick Emery Show, which ran from to , one of the characters Emery played was called Clarence, a flamboyant and pretty obviously gay man, played for laughs.

The brunette is very similar to Christine Noonan who played the unnamed woman who becomes romantically involved with Travis and is with him in the rooftop shootout although she wears a camoflage jacket in that scene. The hairstyles of both seem very close to what the characters in "If The figure page 29, panel 7 doesn't seem to be wearing anything similar to what Travis wears in the film and the roses which are displayed prominently in this picture fit are not part of the film.

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The film If There's is a pivotal scene involving caning - but it's clearly intended as a punishment not eroticism. All this said, it would seem a bit strange for Travis to not appear in this issue since McDowell's performance was a breakthrough and paved the way for his appearance in other landmark British films of the era.

At one point Williams proposed a marriage of convenience to Sims, but it never came to pass. Now, those billboards: Gay Paree is probably just another chance to reinforce the gay theme of the frame. Bona Fashions refers to the BBC comedy radio show Round the Horne - , and in particular to the two characters Julian and Sandy, played by Hugh Paddick and Kenneth Williams, who were very obviously camp homosexual men.

To quote from the Wikipedia article :. As well as being highly amusing, Julian and Sandy were notable for being two camp homosexual characters in mass entertainment at a time when homosexuality was still illegal in the UK, and for the use of Polari in the sketches. The writers and cast thought the characters worked very well as they were not being held up to ridicule or simply there to be the target of a joke: in fact most of the sketches revolved around Kenneth Horne's presumed ignorance being the target of their jokes.

Kenneth Horne would find these two characters usually by looking in a rather risque magazine which he would insist he bought for innocent reasons. This would lead him, more often than not, to a business in Chelsea starting with the word "bona" Polari for "good". He would enter by saying, "Hello, anyone there?

I'm Julian and this is my friend Sandy! Hence the name Bona Fashions, which I believe was used in one of the episodes. Polari or alternatively Parlare , Parlary , Palare , Palarie , Palari ; from Italian parlare , "to talk" is a form of cant slang used in Britain by actors, circus and fairground showmen, criminals, prostitutes, and by the gay subculture. Joe McNally writes, " I think it's much more likely that the gent with the 'tache is Jason King, from Department S and the eponymous swinging sixties detective series, played by Peter Wyngarde.

Similarly, from the gap in his front teeth, the flamboyant gent in pink is more likely to be Are You Being Served's Mr Humphries, played by John Inman. Wyngarde, Inman, Kenneth Williams and Jimmy Edwards were all secretly or at least not publicly gay at a time when this could easily finish an actor's career - which in fact happened to Wyngarde after he was discovered having sex with a lorry driver in a public toilet. The woman looking on disapprovingly may be morality campaigner Mary Whitehouse, who began her anti-smut crusade in During his management of John's Children, he devised an extremely camp stage show which involved band members whipping each other with chains and tossing feathers into the audience.

Hence the extravagant plume in his hat? Huw Price writes, "Same panel, I wondered if that might be Mary Whitehouse looking on disapprovingly in the middle rather than Joan Simms? It's just that Joan is seen earlier in the club and was still fairly young at this time. In , she'd have just been in Carry On Camping as the romantic interest of Sid James; the woman here appears quite frumpy and somewhat older than Joan should be. Mrs Whitehouse would most definitely disapprove of everything going on in this frame. Doug Glassman writes, "On pages , the entire sequence of covering up the dead body is a reference to "Hole In The Ground" as sung by Bernard Cribbins.

By the end of the song, the man with the bowler is dead in the hole. Humorously, the hole is square, while Cribbins was insistent on making it round Bonehead was the stupid one. In Performance the voice of a black musician, Noel, is heard. Noel is voiced by Ian McShane. From left to right you have:. The car, as you can see, is actually brown, but may have been red at the time. The character here is recognisably Roger Moore, who played Templar. The other character in the scene, the man with the unruly eyebrows, is Aloysius "Nosey" Parker, who was the butler and chauffeur of Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward, who appeared in the TV series Thunderbirds, which ran on ATV from to New Arrivals.

Mark of the Thief: Volume 1 Jennifer A. Nielsen March 1, Narrated by MacLeod Andrews 8 hr 27 min. Switch to the ebook. Jennifer A. When Nic, a slave in the mines outside of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cavern containing the lost treasures of Julius Caesar, he finds much more than gold and gemstones: He discovers an ancient bulla, an amulet that belonged to the great Caesar and is filled with a magic once reserved for the Gods--magic some Romans would kill for.

Now, with the deadly power of the bulla pulsing through his veins, Nic is determined to become free. But instead, he finds himself at the center of a ruthless conspiracy to overthrow the emperor and spark the Praetor War, a battle to destroy Rome from within. Traitors and spies lurk at every turn, each more desperate than the next to use Nic's newfound powers for their own dark purposes. In a quest to stop the rebellion, save Rome, and secure his own freedom, Nic must harness the magic within himself and defeat the empire's most powerful and savage leaders.

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See more. Rise of the Wolf. Nielsen brings a new dose of adventure and thrills to ancient Rome in the second book of her magical Mark of the Thief trilogy! Nic may have escaped enslavement in the mines outside of Rome, but his troubles are far from over. The Praetor War--the battle to destroy Rome from within--is in full force, and Nic is caught in the crossfire. The secretive Praetors are determined to unlock a powerful amulet--one sure to bring the empire to its knees. Worse, the Praetors believe Nic holds the key to finding this amulet, and they will stop at nothing to steal it, even if that means harming the people Nic holds most dear.

When the Praetors capture Nic's mother, Nic knows he must do anything to save her. He challenges the Praetors to a chariot race. If he wins, they will release his mother. But if he loses, he must hand over a magic that will certainly destroy Rome and end his own life. Can Nic once again harness his magic and gather the strength to defeat his enemies? Or will he lose his mother and bear witness to Rome's destruction? The Scourge. As a lethal plague sweeps through the land, Ani Mells is shocked when she is unexpectedly captured by the governor's wardens and forced to submit to a test for the deadly Scourge.

She is even more surprised when the test results come back positive, and she is sent to Attic Island, a former prison turned refuge -- and quarantine colony -- for the ill. The Scourge's victims, Ani now among them, can only expect to live out short, painful lives there. However, Ani quickly discovers that she doesn't know the whole truth about the Scourge or the Colony. Filter By. Reset All. Audible Escape New Releases. Last 30 Days Last 90 Days Coming Soon 3.

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