Friday, 15 October 2010

Brian Packham - another familiar face in the Stapewick saga

The John Stape saga roller-coasters magnificently on to goodness only knows what ghastly conclusion, and I'm enjoying every minute of it.
I saw a clip of what sounded like an amusing interview in Inside Soap magazine with Graeme Hawley (John Stape - as if anyone needed reminding) in which he said that the character is like a cross between Richard Hillman and Frank Spencer. So true.
Every addition to this storyline is a gem. The dialogue is hilarious and all the actors involved have been absolutely terrific - the late-lamented Fishwick himself (David Crellin), Charlotte (Becky Hindley), and now I'm really enjoying the liaison between Brian "might have slept with a pupil" Packham (played by Peter Gunn) and Julie Carp. The scenes in Far Fusion were great. Peter Gunn is just perfect in this role. He has one of these "where have I seen you before" faces, and like many Coronation Street actors that's probably because he's been in a lot of different TV roles such as A Touch of Frost and Doctors, to name just two out of many. He's also been in some good films such as Brassed Off and When Saturday Comes.
I cannot wait until Charlotte returns - again, someone who was perfectly cast, and it's just a shame rumour has it that she's to be bumped off.


Danny-K said...

Charlotte and Brian as an item????

Would be fun IMO.

Merseytart said...

I love the Stape/Fishwick saga now. When it was an agonising trauma for all involved, it was dull and annoying. Now it's become a farce, and it's all the better for it. John and Fizz's faces are worth the price of admission alone.

nana banana said...

There has been a lot of criticsm on other web boards about the silliness of the Stapewick saga but I am enjoying it. It is a bit Whitehall Farce but its enjoyable nonsense and make a change from all the doom and gloom stories which are to come up.

seapenguin said...

Whitehall farce is spot on and I think that's why I'm enjoying it so much! Brian even came out of a ?cupboard (or was it the toilet?) last night! loved him singing Delilah on the loo as well. Just waiting for someone's trousers to fall down! I think it's a lot of fun and I love it.

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