2021 Events

Art & Hue’s round-up of 2021 anniversaries.

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2021 Milestones
Marking major anniversaries in 2021:

60 years of The Avengers

60 years of The Avengers the cult 1960s British TV show

2021 marks 60 years of the cult TV show “The Avengers”. On the 7th of January 1961, audiences were introduced to Ian Hendry as Dr David Keel and Patrick Macnee as John Steed in the first ever episode of the new series of “The Avengers” called “Hot Snow”.

The Avengers

Caravaggio 450 years

Art & Hue presents Caravaggio stylish pop art prints

Born 450 years ago on the 29th of September 1571, Caravaggio reinvented painting with his dramatic contrasts between light and dark. As the art historian Bernard Berenson noted, “with the exception of Michelangelo, no other Italian painter exercised so great an influence”


Slapstick Anniversaries

Art & Hue presents Slapstick stylish pop art prints

2021 marks 100 years since Stan & Ollie first appeared in the same film “The Lucky Dog”; 100 years since Chaplin’s first full-length film “The Kid”; 100 years since Harold Lloyd’s first feature-length film “A Sailor-Made Man”; 95 years since the birth of Jerry Lewis; & 75 years since Norman Wisdom became a professional entertainer.



Film Anniversaries

The Lavender Hill Mob 70

70 years of the classic Ealing Comedy The Lavender Hill Mob

70 years ago, on the 28th of June 1951, the classic Ealing comedy “The Lavender Hill Mob” premiered in London at the Odeon Marble Arch, starring Stanley Holloway, Alec Guinness, John Gregson, Sid James & Audrey Hepburn. The film won the BAFTA Award for Best British Film, the Academy Award for Best Story & Screenplay, and Alec Guinness was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar.


50 years On the Buses

50 years ago, on the 1st of August 1971, the “On The Buses” film opened in British cinemas, including Manchester’s ABC & Studio 2.

70s Sitcoms


TV Anniversaries


Celebrating major birthdays in 2021:


In memoriam
Remembering the talents that sadly left us in 2021:
Many other talents of film & television sadly left us in 2021, including Barbara Shelley (who appeared in The Avengers episode “From Venus with Love” & Hammer horror films); Gerry Marsden of Gerry & the Pacemakers; Tanya Roberts from “Charlie’s Angels” & the Bond film “A View to a Kill”; Michael Apted, director of Bond film “The World Is Not Enough” with Pierce Brosnan, early episodes of Coronation Street, and creator of the 7 Up documentary series; The Ronettes producer died in jail; Cloris Leachman; Patsy Ann Noble, who appeared in “Live it Up“, “Callan“, “Up Pompeii“, and “Carry On Camping”; Christopher Plummer; Nicola Pagett (who was a great villain with an enviable wardrobe in a Tara King episode of “The Avengers“); Vicar of Dibley star Trevor Peacock (who’s first film was an uncredited appearance in Gilbert Gunn‘s “What a Whopper” with Carole Lesley, Adam Faith, & Charles Hawtrey); Paul Ritter; George Segal, who was in many classic comedies and dramas such as his Oscar-nominated performance in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” with Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton; Jessica Walter of Arrested Development; Charles Grodin, who starred with Diana Rigg in “The Great Muppet Caper”; the formidable award-winning actress Helen McCrory; Maggie Perkins, who worked under the pseudonym of Peggie Spirito, script & continuity supervisor on classic TV shows including “The Avengers“, “The Saint“, and “The Professionals“; Lou Grant-actor Ed Asner; Mikis Theodorakis who composed the music for the acclaimed film “Zorba the Greek” starring Alan Bates; Bond villain Yaphet Kotto; Girl’s Aloud singer and actress Sarah Harding who appeared in Coronation Street & the new St. Trinian’s films with Celia Imrie; the legendary drummer Charlie Watts; actor Tony Selby, a mainstay of British film & TV who appeared in many productions including “The Avengers“, “Callan“, “Public Eye”, & “Eastenders“; icon of French new wave cinema Jean-Paul Belmondo; Alfred Hitchcock‘s daughter Pat Hitchcock; Greek-American actor Michael Constantine; Joan Collins‘ Dynasty co-star Michael Nader; ZX Spectrum & C5 inventor Sir Clive Sinclair; Italian actor Nino Castelnuovo; Boycie of “Only Fools & Horses”, John Challis, who also appeared in “The New Avengers” with Joanna Lumley, “The Sweeney“, and “Coronation Street“; Roger Hunt, part of the legendary England football squad that won the 1966 World Cup; Willie Garson, Stanford Blatch of “Sex & the City”; composer Alan Hawkshaw whose music featured in “The Sweeney“, “The Benny Hill Show”, “It’s Cliff Richard“, “Cilla“, & many more productions; Avril Elgar who, alongside a busy theatre career, appeared in “Room at the Top” with Laurence Harvey, and as Yootha Joyce‘s sister in “George & Mildred“; the composer, playwright, & lyricist Leslie Bricusse who co-wrote the theme songs for Bond films “Goldfinger” & “You Only Live Twice”, and the iconic song “Feeling Good” performed by Nina Simone; prolific dancer & entertainer Lionel Blair who appeared in many productions and shows, including “The World of Suzie Wong” with Nancy Kwan, “The Persuaders” with Roger Moore, musical film “Play it Cool” with Billy Fury & Helen Shapiro, as well as “Give Us a Clue” with Una Stubbs; actor, Pinter-collaborator, & teaching Professor Henry Woolf who played a gangster in “Steptoe & Son“; actor Clifford Rose who, as well as his work at the Royal Shakespeare Company, appeared in “Callan” and the mini-series “How Green was My Valley” with Stanley Baker; “Quantum Leap”, “Blue Velvet”, & “Married to the Mob” actor Dean Stockwell; the groundbreaking composer Stephen Sondheim who reinvented musical theatre, and wrote songs especially for Diana Rigg & Glynis Johns to perform; American actress Arlene Dahl who appeared in “Fortune Is a Woman” with Jack Hawkins, & “Wicked as They Come” with Sid James; the great Shakespearean actor Sir Anthony Sher; The Monkees’ Michael Nesmith; “Interview with the Vampire” author Anne Rice; actress Sally Ann Howes who appeared in classic Ealing films; the son of Hattie Jacques & John Le Mesurier, Robin Le Mesurier, the guitarist and one-time collaborator with Rod Stewart; Golden girl Betty White.


New Blu-ray & DVD restorations in 2021
Network DVD & Blu-ray A Run for your Money Ealing Comedy
New Blu-ray of They Came From Beyond Space
Blu-ray & DVD new restoration of The Frightened City
West 11 blu-ray restoration
The Servant 4k restoration


New pop art collections in 2021
60 years of The Avengers the cult 1960s British TV show
Art & Hue presents Welsh Ffilm stylish pop art prints
Art & Hue presents Las Vegas Headliners pop art prints
Art & Hue presents Chess stylish pop art prints
Art & Hue presents Nancy Kwan pop art prints
Art & Hue presents Slapstick stylish pop art prints
Leading Men stylish pop art by Art & Hue
Art & Hue presents Caravaggio stylish pop art prints
British Blonde Bombshells stylish pop art by Art & Hue
Scottish Cinema pop art by Art & Hue

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