"[36] Woollard "completed 33 years in the force, earned seven commendations, and was responsible for tracking down the Angry Brigade. In all the ways that matter the control of After Dark passed from the producer and the broadcaster to the participants. In a discussion titled "British Intelligence", broadcast on 16 July 1988, the guests included Merlyn Rees, H. Montgomery Hyde and a man called Robert Harbinson, described by Francis Wheen in The Independent newspaper as follows: Robin Bryans, a... travel writer and sometime music teacher who also goes under the names Robert Harbinson and Christopher Graham. The Racing Post described the programme broadcast on the evening after the 1988 Grand National: [Jockey Frankie] Dettori recalls: "Many years ago, when I was 17 or 18, there was a programme on Channel 4 at about midnight called After Dark, a discussion show for people who couldn't sleep! I thought it was very badly produced, editorially."[125]. It produced some memorable television moments: John Sutcliffe, father of the Yorkshire Ripper, was able to give a considered view of his son's behaviour; General Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley, a former commander of British forces in Northern Ireland, swapped anecdotes with Bernadette Devlin; and arms dealer Joey Martyn-Martin claimed Mark Thatcher was a beneficiary of the international weapons trade. Annette Witheridge of the News of the World told how she had sent a rent boy, wired for sound, around to the home of the late Russell Harty.[63]. Which of the cast members has already landed a new project? [156], Diversity was anyway guaranteed by the colourful production teams who researched the programmes. On a weekday, I might have a 10 am start, kicking off with a production meeting. You will still be there at 3.00.[30]. Had she attempted to contact the 'former male lover'? It was the 1980s so we employed a member of Militant (at least I think he used to get the newspaper) but also a member of a Roman Catholic sect, a retired rent boy and someone who was later splashed across the front page of The Observer as an SIS agent. I was asked to join Christof Wackernagel [de], a former Baader-Meinhof actor and poet... a Herr Spitzi from Austria who was a "revisionist" historian and questioned whether a Holocaust had in fact happened; a camp survivor; a Wall Street Journal writer; a psychiatrist; and Franz Schoenhuber, head of the new Republican party in Germany.... At least three times during the long night I excused myself and marched out of the TV studio, into the street, to breathe fresh air. The Evening Standard noted: "This intelligent (mostly), thought-provoking discussion was brought to an end by the song 'It's illegal, it's immoral, or it makes you fat'."[73]. Proctor himself reported in his 2016 memoir that: It was the antithesis of today's sound bite culture...It took the format of an after-dinner conversation among friends, around a table with drinks, only we were no friends...The programme...(was) one of the most watched and most video requested: apparently one such request came from Buckingham Palace...and as a result of the programme I managed to get further investors (for a shirt shop).[65]. I will allocate tasks, giving myself a slightly smaller workload so that I can keep a supervisory eye on the overall progress of the one or two projects in hand. From a phone in the hospitality room they rang the TV gallery and asked the directors to urge Ian Kennedy, that evening's host, to call upon particular members of the party who were well-informed in the area under discussion. Thank heaven, in all this, for Russell Profitt (deputy director of education in Southwark) and Zoe Readhead (daughter of A.S. Neill, and head teacher at Summerhill).[119]. ", was simply the most enlightening programme on Northern Ireland I have ever seen."[60]. [27], A gameshow producer got his break into television by writing to After Dark: "They eventually put me on a very short contract cutting articles out of the papers. I've done what I can for you. In The Dark is a comedy-drama series that airs on The CW. 27, 1. The producer wrote: "The very last After Dark programme ended, appropriately enough perhaps, with a plug for the campaign for a screen-free TV Turnoff Week". There will be no Season 2 for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. But his complaints, as well as Christine Keeler's grievance... about her treatment during the Profumo affair, soon faded into insignificance compared to the weird admissions of the journalists about what they got up to to get a story. [5], As listed on the webpage of ITN Source:[28]. Daryl Sabara Cast. The hostility between just two of the participants, which often brings most life to the programme, occurred this time between Tony Benn and ex-CIA man Miles Copeland, and it was the fundamental difference in political outlook between these two which informed the entire discussion. Then a fat, smiling American spoke. This film of John Huddles entitled “After the Dark” is quite confusing to me at the beginning because it flashed another title “The Philosophers”. "[120], Mr Sutcliffe also blamed a teenage motorcycle accident for turning his son into a killer. They establish a deep connection that ends up with Pink having a strange pregnancy which haunts her until the end. In fact After Dark gave such opportunities for listening that on occasion viewers even saw guests – slowly, perhaps only provisionally but nonetheless – changing their minds on air.". "[115] Peter Hain had himself appeared on the very first After Dark programme several years earlier (see here). A murderous, undead girl haunts the remote stretch of woods where she was killed decades earlier. Less apparently solemn subjects – sport, fashion, gambling, pop music – were in the mix from the start and turned out to be more serious than viewers might have expected."[5]. After one hour Reed returned from the toilet and, getting more to drink, rolled on top of the noted feminist author Kate Millett, who then complained (though she later asked for a tape of the show to entertain her friends[110]). Given that it is a set-up situation and cast quite carefully, after that it's completely open'. [101], Later in September 1989, the Evening Standard said "After Dark 'provided us with the best talk, entertainment and drama of the weekend, when a group sat down to discuss the Body Beautiful. Three years after the “Reign” Season 4 finale, the cast has moved on to other projects. Late as the show was (and being open-ended, it sometimes ran till 3am) it was the most compulsive and dangerous viewing on the air. Jackie is the host of SYFY WIRE DLC and a contributor to SYFY.com. "[58], Socialist Worker wrote "A recent discussion on the Irish civil rights struggle in 1968 provided one of the best nights' viewing in ages. ", Xaviera Hollander and "Men and Women: What's the Difference? Ironically, Heddle later committed suicide, while Spider went into rehab, sobered up and now has both a home and a job.[54]. But why did live transmission then resume after 20 minutes? "[145] The Listener magazine said 'After Dark has taken the format towards the realm of psychodrama, peeling away its participants layers of restraint and front. In 1993 The Independent magazine wrote of the first After Dark special, broadcast as part of the Channel 4 season Bloody Bosnia: Among those taking part was Nikola Koljević, the vice-president of the so-called Serbian Republic of Bosnia. The seat on the presenters' right, a bit in the shadows, is chosen by dark horses whose contributions are few but deadly." Directed by (1) Writing credits (6) Cast (140) Produced by (13) Music by (1) Cinematography by (1) Film Editing by (8) Casting By (2) Production Design by (1) Art Direction by (2) Set Decoration by (3) Costume Design by (1) Makeup Department (28) Multiple timelines command multiple actors to play the same characters at different time … … However Michael Atwell, without further consultation, decided to stop transmission. But it was not Irving they reserved their contempt and anger for. [116], Croall "agreeing with Campbell about the existence of satanic abuse" had said during the programme that "as a Christian I believe it's God time for it [satanic abuse] to be revealed….. it's a time when, in God's plan, it's going to be revealed. Within my team, I will draw up a shortlist of maybe 15 guests and 20 books to be read. Indeed he knows he will not be asked again if he attempts to direct the discussion."[155]. The Ka-Tet Cast is the most in-depth Dark Tower podcast on the internet! There was... 50 years of hate between them."[62]. Programme extract, quoted in Phil Scraton, "Three Minutes of Hope", Hugo Gryn, Continuum, 2010: footnote 8 to the introduction by Naomi Gryn. The last comment of all was made by Dr Jonathan Miller. After signing up Mr and Mrs Markle to make content for them for 150 million dollars (what talent do they have? He praised After Dark lavishly in public but, in a letter to Edward Heath, said it 'promised more than it delivered'. Edward Teller, inventor of the H-bomb, only agreed to appear on the show because it wasn't edited. "I've chaired many After Dark discussions," he said, "and we've had politicians, sexologists... but I've never seen any group of people less willing to listen to each other's point of view." [43] Also present was Sir Fitzroy Maclean, who was the British liaison to Josip Broz Tito's Partisans in World War II. With Jason Patric, Rachel Ward, Bruce Dern, Rocky Giordani. ), and then cancelling the next season of the dark crystral after winning an emmy! After Dark Lyrics: I see you, you see me / How pleasant, this feeling / The moment you hold me / I missed you, I'm sorry / I've given what I have / I showed you I'm growing / The ashes fall slowly Journalist Peter Hillmore described appearing on After Dark as follows: In the age of the glib, packaged sound-bite, a discussion programme that is long and open-ended, lasting as long as the talk is remotely interesting, occasionally longer, seems a necessity. The second programme of the first series – transmitted on 8 May 1987 – centred on press ethics and featured, among others, Tony Blackburn, Peter Tatchell, Victoria Gillick, the man who started the Profumo scandal and a Private Eye journalist. The general tone of the questioning was inquiring and non-judgmental, and the only hostility was expressed by the "token" Christian spokeswoman, ex-witch Audrey Harper. Coutts is still pleased with the way viewers could turn the television on and within seconds know that what they were watching couldn't be anything other than After Dark. They were allowed to drink, if they wanted, and the programme ended only when they ran out of things to say. The subject was pornography and a well balanced mixture of perversion, puritanism and prurience combined to entertain and enlighten insomniacs. At first Harvey Proctor was the main focus of our concern as he claimed he was hounded out of public life, not because of his sexual predilections but because of his right-wing political views. The issue comes a month after an appeal from the Prime Minister to the British media... to withhold publicity from IRA sympathisers.[85]. Had he been watching the daughter? The Sunday Times said the programme on 4 March 1988 "certainly remains lodged in many minds. Participants were often positioned as outside of the mainstream political and social agenda, and the programme relished its outsider status.[12]. [3], Broadcast live and with no scheduled end time, the series, inspired by an Austrian programme called Club 2,[4] was considered to be a groundbreaking reinvention of the discussion programme format. The programme was hosted by a variety of presenters, and each episode had around half a dozen guests, often including a member of the public. Richard Norton-Taylor, 'Blake escape men dropped by Channel 4'. That'll be why they dropped it. [61], A week later "during a discussion about sex, the programme introduced the physically unappealing Anthony Burgess to the equally charming (and equally sex obsessed) Andrea Dworkin, in the observant presence of a third writer, transgender rights activist Roz Kaveney".[43]. "[136], A week later, a discussion about terrorism saw "the one-time Baader-Meinhof terrorist Silke Maier-Witt confess she could no longer remember why she had done what she did". "[140] In 2012, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Channel 4, After Dark featured prominently in a number of two-page tributes in British newspapers. Know about Film reviews, lead cast & crew, photos & video gallery on BookMyShow. [104], On 28 October 1989, during a discussion on differences between men and women with among others Mary Stott and Hans Eysenck, one guest, Malcolm Bennett, "successfully propositioned the Happy Hooker author Xaviera Hollander, and the pair walked off the live set to continue their discourse privately. There was a troublesome former Private Eye man whose stories led me to discover that Peter Cook was a serious and professional proprietor (Cook's otherwise incessant comedy shtick vanished when he discussed the magazine's personnel problems). SYFY WIRE: Con After Dark Cast. There is no studio audience, so the participants are under no obligation to exhibit themselves. There is a lot of mystery behind this show but sadly, they didn’t give a … The Irish Independent wrote that Worsthorne "likened meeting the Queen Mother to meeting Einstein". In 2020 The Guardian listed After Dark as one of the "jewels" in the history of television - "it offered a thing that’s now extinct: constructive debate"[13] - and Simon Heffer wrote in The Daily Telegraph "the time is surely ripe for the return of a programme such as After Dark".[14]. A professor challenges his class in a final exam to decide who is worthy of being saved in the event of an apocalypse. Spider... was 'discovered' by a programme researcher ferreting out characters at London's cardboard city. On 14 May 1988, The Daily Telegraph wrote: Tonight's edition of After Dark... will mark the 40th anniversary of Israel. His Dark Materials season two has just finished airing and the series is a much-loved fantasy drama which is based on the novels of the same name by Philip Pullman. (Source: WeTV Philippines). When our programme returned, Reed was still on set and still disruptive. Seven people talked live, from midnight to the early hours of the morning, on a subject dear to our hearts – and at the moment costly to our nerves – secrets. "[74], All editions of After Dark ended with music, more or less related to the subject of the week. One night she discovers a blind boy hiding in the trunk of one of her victim's cars. And we let them go to the loo. Genuinely live – unlike many so-called "live" shows which are delayed by seconds or longer – and crucially open-ended, the participants in these unique broadcast discussions were able to take control of the content: the programme concluded only when everyone had said everything they wanted to say."[9]. Any suggestion that she was beautiful, they explained, was simply a reflex of a conditioned and oppressed culture. Georgina Daryl Sabara. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. "What kind of marks?" The decision to drop the programme was taken as the programme makers – who often do not finalise the show until Friday midday – were trying to get a Tory spokesman from the mainland... Ian Gow, who left the government over its Irish policy, initially said he had no objection in principle to appearing, but then changed his mind.