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Laurel and Hardy movie to hit screens in 2018

'Inspired by actual events, Stan and Ollie is billed as an emotional tribute to two of the funniest men in movie history,' read a statement from Larry Harmon Pictures. Larry Harmon Pictures has licensed the Laurel and Hardy feature film rights to Faye Warde's Fable Pictures, Jeff Pope's Sonesta Films and BBC Films.

Together the trio will be producing a Stan and Ollie original movie, based on one of the world's most loved comedy duos. The film is slated to begin production in March this year in the UK with an international release slated for early 2018.

Robert Hutchins (17.01.17.), website

Blockheads Tent (Edinburgh)

The Blockheads moved into our new base on 15th January, the Scots Guards Association Club in Clifton Terrace (opposite Haymarket Station). Seems a very nice place, with lots of interesting pictures and photos all over the place (even in the gents' loo!) commemorating the SG. Only stipulation they make is, non-members sign the Visitors' book, and pay £1, and there's a box on the bar.

"Yes, sir, I think we're going  to like it here". I think Charlie's happy with it anyway, and everyone else seems so. It's  certainly central for travel (by train, 'bus, etc). What's not to like, as they say?

Martin Tierney

DVD lineup

Eric Schultz has a few L&H DVDs. He thought that it would be a good time to get them together for a group photo.


Laurel and Hardy on Tour

Laurel and Hardy on Tour is available on the BBC radio i-player for the next 27 days. It was first broadcast in 2006.

Norman Leigh

Men o' War Tent (Colchester)

The next Men o' War Tent meeting is on 11th February and we have a terrific programme of 5 shorts - with a strong emphasis on Ollie's input as a nod to his 125th birthday this January. Full programme details are on the website. (Well, not quite 'full programme details' as we are hoping to include one special Ollie-related extra as a surprise on the night).

We've also had our Manifest bookings confirmed for the first half of the year so check out the diary dates on the website.

Paul Harding

On the radio

Willie McIntyre's radio shows Spinning the Sixties and Reasons to be Cheerful have a new regular home on Bute Island Radio at Listen out for occasional Laurel and Hardy pieces.