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Talking Pictures TV – St. Albans Saturday 25th March 2023

Valerie will be there on Saturday only

Valerie will also be doing an interview with Caroline Munro for her Cellar Club show.

Talking Pictures TV presents a glittering weekend of classic film and television with star guests, Sir Michael Parkinson, Susan Hampshire, Sarah Miles, Bonnie Langford, Jeffrey Holland, Mike Sarne and Valerie Leon. Plus hosts Mike Read and Caroline Munro. Also an unmissable chance to see some rare films and shorts on the big screen.

Scroll down to bottom of page after clicking the link below – there are different options e.g. whole weekend or just Saturday or Sunday to add to the shopping basket.


The UK’s favourite independent television channel returns to St Albans for a sixth sell-out show. Fans of classic film and television will not want to miss this unique live experience, presented by Talking Pictures TV at The Alban Arena on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March from 10.30am each day. For one weekend only, St Albans’ premier events space will host a galaxy of stars of film and television.
There’s a great mix of rare screen films and shorts showing on the big screen, including a previously ‘lost’ feature film from the 1960s featuring many much-loved faces. There will also be music, comedy and a chance to meet the stars.

Carry on Film Locations Tour – September 2023 – 2024 Dates Added


September 30th

11th May
15th June
28th September

Join Valerie on this unique and possibly last opportunity to do a tour of filming locations with an original cast member from the classic series.

The coach tour will be a great chance to meet Valerie in person, hear stories about her time working in the Carry on Films and see some of the locations from the classic film series. The perfect day out for a Carry on fan!

Full Details and tickets here:

Darkfest 5 – Genesis Cinema London Saturday 19th November 2022

PDF Brochure – Valerie was a late addition which is why she is not listed in the brochure


As anyone who has been before will tell you, DarkFest is about much more than watching great films on the big screen and meeting legendary genre celebrities. It’s also a wonderful social gathering of like-minded folk, many of whom seem to spend most of the day chatting happily in the bar rather than watching the films. If you’re one of them we’ll gladly join you for a livener or two. And when you’re not chin-wagging or watching a movie you can browse the dealer tables selling film memorabilia, DVDs, Blu-rays, stills and posters. We’ll also be showing lots of classic short films and trailers and are very excited to be able to welcome back Dr. Haze and his amazing Circus of Horrors team, who will be providing entertainment between film showings.

St Albans 9th Festival of Film *NEW DATE* – 8th May 2022

Renown Pictures and Talking Pictures TV 9th Festival of Film!
Spend a whole day celebrating British Film & TV History with the nation’s favourite TV channel. Celebrity hosts and guests will be on stage, with films, shorts and newsreels from the 1930s to the 1970s. Plus stalls selling film memorabilia, special book signings & DVDs!

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