British comics adapted into live action film and TV

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British comics adapted into live action film and TV

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I'm trying to think of examples. St Trinians, Jane, Andy Capp, the 2000 AD ones (including Hardware), Tiffany Jones, Zero One, Modesty Blaine, the Dan Dare pilot with Bathurst and Hughes, and Agents of Shield uses Marvel UK characters,

Any others?
I am also including things like Thunderpants, which are unofficially "borrowing" from UK comics.
I would almost put some of the Bonds and Doctor WHo - which take ideas from the comics.

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Yeah, the Doctor Who episode The Lodger was an adaptation of a same named comic strip from DWM.

Psylocke was originally a character from Captain Britain - she's his sister - and as such originates from Marvel UK. She appears in the new X-Men Apocalypse movie.

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Rupert The Bear, Captain Pugwash and Billy Bunter are three that pop into my mind.
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Bananaman,Dan Dare and Dennis the menace cartoons.

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Thread title specifies live action, bri.

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Digifiend wrote:Thread title specifies live action, bri.
I see that but never seen a Rupert,captain pugwash or Billy bunter one so assumed it was comics in general.

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That's what I was wondering. (Although there's definitely been at least one live-action Billy Bunter)

Surely there hasn't been a live-action Andy Capp film/TV show, has there? Although there was a stage play.

Actually, I'm not aware of Andy Capp in TV/film at all, either live-action or animation. Did I miss it?

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Ginger wrote:That's what I was wondering. (Although there's definitely been at least one live-action Billy Bunter)

Surely there hasn't been a live-action Andy Capp film/TV show, has there? Although there was a stage play.

Actually, I'm not aware of Andy Capp in TV/film at all, either live-action or animation. Did I miss it?
Andy Capp was made as a live action TV series back in the 1980s. It featured James Bolam as Andy and Paula Tilbrook as Flo. Had to Google as I could not remember who had starred as Flo.

Billy Bunter was made for TV in the 1950s and also starred a very young Michael Crawford!

And how could I forget Jane! I happily remember Glynis Barber doing that role in my formative years...

As to the title, it can be read as Live Action Film and TV or it could be read as Live Action Film and TV
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colcool007 wrote: Andy Capp was made as a live action TV series back in the 1980s. It featured James Bolam as Andy and Paula Tilbrook as Flo. Had to Google as I could not remember who had starred as Flo.
I did miss it! Actually, James Bolam as Andy sounds vaguely familiar, but I don't think I ever saw it. Might have to have a forage on Youtube.

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Captain Pugwash was initially live action in that it was performed and went out live.

ITC's Adventures of Rupert Bear puppet series, from 1969, would also be described as live action.

Andy Capp is out on DVD from Network:

http://networkonair.com/shop/1576-andy- ... eries.html

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For what it's worth my pleasant memories of Glynis Barber go back to her role as Soolin in Blake's Seven.

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Raven wrote: Andy Capp is out on DVD from Network:

http://networkonair.com/shop/1576-andy- ... eries.html
The trailer's enough for me, but it looks quite good, actually. Bolam is a natural Andy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYRFiVMyAh8

Although the fact that only one series was made doesn't inspire confidence.

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V For Vendetta (well, it was originally a British comic)
Posy Simmonds's Tamara Drewe and Gemma Bovery
I know 2000AD was given a blanket mention, but Judge Dredd maybe deserves highlighting.
Barry Humphreys's Barry McKenzie
looking up that last one to verify it, I see that another Private Eye strip, Celeb, had a TV version.
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