2022 Events

Art & Hue’s round-up of 2022 anniversaries, events, & milestones.

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2022 Milestones
Marking major anniversaries in 2022:


60 years of Bond

60 years of Bond films

Bond has become a British institution, recognised around the world, and the long-running spy film series all started 60 years ago. The creation of Ian Fleming, he started writing the first Bond novel 70 years ago. From Connery in “The Frightened City” to the most recent actor to play the spy, Daniel Craig CMG, take a look at this article in homage to 60 years of Bond.

60 Years of Bond


Ireland Anniversaries

Art & Hue presents Irish film pop art
2022 marks 100 years of the Irish Free State & 85 years since the 1937 Constitution for the Republic of Ireland. Irish Film


Cricket Anniversaries

Art & Hue presents Cricket stylish pop art prints

2022 marks 295 years since the first written rules of cricket; 250 years of first class cricket; 235 years since the MCC was founded & the first match at Thomas Lord’s Cricket Ground; 145 years since the first ever test match; & 140 years since the first test to reclaim the ashes.




Film Anniversaries


Blue Murder at St. Trinian’s 65

Blue Murder at St. Trinian's cast

On the 19th of December 1957, the second St Trinian’s film “Blue Murder at St. Trinian’s”, with Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, Terry-Thomas, & glamour model Sabrina, opened at the Gaumont Haymarket cinema in London.

Blue Murder at St. Trinian’s



TV Anniversaries



Celebrating major birthdays in 2022:


Laurie Johnson, 95

Laurie Johnson theme music

Laurie Johnson


Dame Cleo Laine, 95

Jazz Icons


Ray Austin, 90

Ray Austin birthday

The Avengers


Brian Murphy, 90



Dame Edna Everage, 88



Jean Marsh, 88



Dame Shirley Bassey, 85



Shirley Eaton, 85

Carry On


Sir Bobby Charlton, 85



Susan Hampshire, 85



Pam St. Clement, 80

Soap Icons


Aimi MacDonald, 80

Scottish Cinema


Julie Goodyear, 80

Soap Icons


Lola Folana, 80



Martin Shaw, 77



Sir Rod Stewart, 77



Leigh Lawson, 77

Saucy Seventies


Eddy Merckx, 77

Le Tour


Bill Paterson, 77

Scottish Cinema


Sir Elton John, 75

Las Vegas


Jenny Hanley, 75

Saucy Seventies


Arnold Schwarzenegger, 75



Linda Thorson, 75

The Avengers


Sandie Shaw, 75

& 55 years since 1st UK Eurovision win
60s Songbirds


Celia Imrie, 70

Soap Icons


Jan Rass, 70

Le Tour


Ruby Wax, 60

Comedy Queens


Ruud Gullit, 60




New Blu-ray & DVD restorations in 2022
Art & Hue’s round-up of classic & cult films that have been restored or re-released on Blu-ray in 2022:


Ealing Rarities Box Set
Ealing Rarities

Network have collated this impressive box set of 28 DVD discs with 58 films from Ealing Studios. From classic Ealing comedies to suspenseful dramas, the films included are: Autumn Crocus with Ivor Novello (1934), The Bailiffs (1932), The Beloved Vagabond (1936), The Big Blockade (1942), Birds Of Prey (1930), Brief Ecstasy (1937), Cage Of Gold (1950), Calling The Tune (1936), Cheer Boys Cheer (1939), Cheer Up! (1936), Davy with Harry Secombe (1957), Death Drives Through (1935), The Dictator (1935), The Divided Heart (1954), Escape! (1930), Eureka Stockade (1949), Feather Your Nest (1937), The Feminine Touch (1956), The Fortunate Fool (1933), The Four Just Men (1939), Frieda (1947), The Gaunt Stranger (1938), The Girl In The Taxi (1937), His Excellency (1952), A Honeymoon Adventure (1931), Honeymoon For Three (1935), The House Of The Spaniard (1936), I Believe In You with Joan Collins & Laurence Harvey (1952), The Impassive Footman (1932), It Happened In Paris (1935), Laburnum Grove (1936), Lease Of Life (1954), Let’s Be Famous (1939), Lonely Road (1936), Lorna Doone with Margaret Lockwood (1935), The Loves Of Joanna Godden (1947), Loyalties (1933), Meet Mr Lucifer (1953), Midshipman Easy (1935), Penny Paradise (1938), Play Up The Band! (1935), Return To Yesterday (1940), Saloon Bar (1940), Secret Lives (1937), The Secret Of The Loch (1934), The Shiralee (1957), The Sign Of Four (1932), The Silent Passenger (1935), Take A Chance (1937), There Ain’t No Justice (1939), Three Men In A Boat (1933), The Ware Case (1938), The Water Gipsies (1932), West Of Zanzibar (1954), Whom The Gods Love (1936), & Young Man’s Fancy (1939).

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New pop art collections in 2022


60 years of Bond films
Art & Hue presents Comedy Queens stylish pop art illustrations
Art & Hue presents Cricket stylish pop art prints
Art & Hue presents Leading Ladies stylish pop art prints
Art & Hue presents Tennis stylish pop art prints
Orange pop art by Art & Hue
Art & Hue presents Irish film pop art
Art & Hue presents The Tudors & The Stuarts
Art & Hue presents Gingham West
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In memoriam
Remembering those who left us in 2022:


R.I.P. Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II
RIP Her Majesty

The longest-reigning monarch in British history, Queen Elizabeth II died in September this year.
Born into a life of duty, The Queen devoted her being to the country and she will be sorely missed.


Many other talents, of fashion, design, film & television, sadly left us in 2022, including:
Director & actor Peter Bogdanovich; Scottish actor George Rossi who appeared in the film “Comfort & Joy“; the trailblazing Academy-award winning actor Sidney Poitier; “Grange Hill” actor Nicholas Donnelly who appeared in the first Carry On film “Carry On Sergeant” as well as “Taxi!” with Sid James, “The Saint“, “Dixon of Dock Green” with Jack Warner, “The Professionals“, and “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” with David Niven; “The Vicar of Dibley” actor Gary Waldhorn who also appeared in “The New Avengers“, “The Professionals“, & “Space:1999“; stuntman Joe Dunne who worked on many episodes of “The Avengers” as well as “The Professionals“, the Pink Panther films with Peter Sellers, and the Bond film “From Russia With Love”; prolific German actor Hardy Krüger who appeared in many films including “A Bridge Too Far” with Dirk Bogarde, “Bachelor of Hearts” with Sylvia Syms & Ronald Lewis, & “Paper Tiger” with David Niven, to name a few; singer Meat Loaf who starred as Eddie in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” with Peter Hinwood; fashion editor André Leon Talley, designer Thierry Mugler, & fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier who all collaborated with the iconic supermodels; legendary comedy writer Barry Cryer who wrote for many talents including Dick Emery, Frankie Howerd, The Two Ronnies, and Jimmy Logan, to name a few; actress Jo Kendall who appeared in “At Last the 1948 Show” with John Cleese & Aimi MacDonald, “The New Avengers“, “The Dick Emery Show”, and “Man About the House“; Dr. Legg from “Eastenders“, Leonard Fenton, who also appeared in “Shine on Harvey Moon” with Kenneth Cranham, and “The Lily Savage Show“; the legendary agent & producer Beryl Vertue, who represented many talents, including Tony Hancock & Frankie Howerd, and produced many, many titles, including “Steptoe & Son” & “Up Pompeii“; actor Jack Smethurst who appeared in the first Carry On film (“Carry On Sergeant“), “A Kind of Loving” with Alan Bates, and the “Man About the House” film; Hammer Queen Veronica Carlson who starred in in many cult productions including “Horror of Frankenstein“, “The Saint“, “Smashing Time”, “Public Eye” & “Department S” to name a few; known for playing Nurse Gladys Emmanuel in “Open All Hours” with Ronnie Barker, Lynda Baron also appeared in the Anthony Newley film “The Small World of Sammy Lee” with Julia Foster; actor & dashing rake Peter Bowles, a villain in four episodes of “The Avengers” & star of “To the Manor Born” with Penelope Keith; “Coronation Street” actress Angela Crow who appeared in “Hancock’s Half Hour“; prolific character actor Ron Pember who appeared in “The Avengers“, “Dixon of Dock Green“, “Department S“, “Callan“, “Special Branch“, “The Sweeney“, “The Dick Emery Show“, “The Professionals“, “The Two Ronnies“, and “Victoria Wood As Seen on TV”, to name a very few credits; actress, director & playwright Denise Coffey who appeared in many classic productions including “A French Mistress” with Cecil Parker, “What a Crazy World” with Joe Brown, “Doctor in Distress” with Dirk Bogarde, “Georgy Girl” with Charlotte Rampling, “Far from the Madding Crowd” with Julie Christie & Alan Bates, “Percy” with Britt Ekland & Antonia Ellis, and “The Stanley Baxter Show”, to name a few credits; playwright Eric Chappell who wrote the TV comedies “Rising Damp” with Leonard Rossiter & “Home to Roost” with John Thaw; Billy Gaff, the manager of Rod Stewart; Greek composer Vangelis who scored the Oscar-winning soundtrack for “Chariots of Fire” with Patrick Magee & Ruby Wax, “Blade Runner”, and “Alexander”; actress Patricia Brake who appeared in “Porridge“, “Coronation Street“, “Eastenders“, and RSC productions with Dames Diana Rigg & Vanessa Redgrave; legendary London taxi driver “Gorgeous” George Vyse; American actor Philip Baker Hall who starred in the classic thriller “Coma” with Lois Chiles, and “The Man with Bogart’s Face” with Herbert Lom; French actor Jean-Louis Trintignant who appeared in “Austerlitz” with Claudia Cardinale & Orson Welles; “Dad’s Army” actor Frank Williams who also appeared in “The Dick Emery Show” and “Citizen James” with Sid James; influential RSC theatre director Peter Brook who also directed productions at the National Theatre; “Eastenders” actress Mona Hammmond who also appeared in “Callan“, “Coronation Street” and “The Sweeney“; “The Godfather” actor James Caan who starred in the fun TV series “Las Vegas” and the classic sci-fi “Rollerball” with Maud Adams & Pamela Hensley; the man from Del Monte actor Brian Jackson who appeared in “Carry On Sergeant” and “The Avengers“; Monty Norman, the composer of the iconic Bond theme arranged by John Barry; the actor David Warner who starred in “Morgan” with Vanessa Redgrave; ground-breaking “Star Trek” actress Nichelle Nichols; lead-singer of The Seekers Judith Durham who performed the seminal 60s theme song “Georgy Girl”, written by Dusty Springfield‘s brother Tom with lyrics by Jim Dale, for the film of the same name with Charlotte Rampling & Alan Bates; Australian singer & actress Olivia Newton-John; “Magnum P.I.” actor Roger E. Mosley; Motown hit-writer Lamont Dozier who, along with Brian Holland, penned hits for The Supremes & others; the revolutionary Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake, who elevated pleats with architectural precision; actor Duggie Brown who appeared in “Kes”, “Coronation Street“, “Eastenders“, as well as “Saturday Night Theatre” with Richard Warwick, & “For the Love of Ada” with Irene Handl; actress Josephine Tewson, the long-suffering neighbour in “Keeping Up Appearances” with Patricia Routledge, who also appeared in “The Two Ronnies” & “The Dick Emery Show”; the “Grange Hill” actress Gwyneth Powell who appeared in many shows including “Dixon of Dock Green“, “Public Eye”, & “Coronation Street“; influential French New Wave film director Jean-Luc Godard; the actor Jeremy Child who appeared in “The Breaking of Bumbo” with Joanna Lumley; author Hilary Mantel whose “Wolf Hall” trilogy set amongst the Tudor Court of Henry VIII captivated readers; “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” actress Louise Fletcher; legendary jazz saxophonist Pharaoh Sanders who performed with John Coltrane; film & TV icon Dame Angela Lansbury; Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane who appeared in “Britannia Hospital” with Leonard Rossiter & Fulton Mackay, the Derek Jarman film “Caravaggio“, “Minder” with Dennis Waterman, “French & Saunders“, and two Bond films; Greek actress Irene Papas who starred in “Zorba the Greek” with Alan Bates, “The Trojan Women” with Vanessa Redgrave & Patrick Magee, and “The Guns of Navarone” with David Niven & Stanley Baker; actress Pauline Stroud who starred in “Lady Godiva Rides Again” with Diana Dors, Bernadette O’Farrell, Eddie Byrne, Joan Collins, Dennis Price, Sid James, & Alastair Sim; Tom Springfield, the brother of Dusty, who was a member of The Springfields and wrote the Oscar-nominated song for the film “Georgy Girl” starring Lynn Redgrave, Alan Bates, & Charlotte Rampling; rock teen idol Bobby Rydell; “Eastenders” actor Bill Treacher, famous for playing Wendy Richard‘s husband Arthur Fowler, as well as appearances in “The Professionals” and “The Sweeney“; Ron Peck, who directed “Empire State” with Martin Landau & Ray McAnally, and “Nighthawks”, which is considered by many to be the first commercially-distributed British gay film; Tim Beddows, founder of the Network Distributing company which releases classic films & TV shows, including some of the Blu-rays & DVDs above, and recently established a new company with Hammer Films; Granada Studios producer Derek Granger who worked on “Coronation Street” & wrote the TV adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s “Brideshead Revisited”; “Fame” actress & “Flashdance” singer Irene Carr; actress Meg Wynn Owen who appeared in Welsh film “Ony Two Can Play” with Peter Sellers, “Gosford Park” with Maggie Smith & Michael Gambon, and “Upstairs Downstairs” with Jean Marsh & Gordon Jackson; script supervisor Renée Glynne who worked on productions including Hammer titles & “The Avengers“; actress Kirstie Alley who starred in classic sitcoms “Cheers” & “Veronica’s Closet”; Stax Records co-founder Jim Stewart; “Hi-de-Hi” actress Ruth Madoc (who was once married to the Welsh actor Philip Madoc), who also appeared in the Welsh film “Under Milk Wood” with Richard Burton & Glynis Johns; UK jazz advocate & writer Brian Blain; satirist, journalist & TV producer Victor Lewis-Smith; songwriter, arranger, & musical director Kenny Clayton who worked with Shirley Bassey, Cilla Black, & Matt Munro, and worked on the soundtracks of films including “The 14” with June Brown, and “The Pied Piper” with Diana Dors; actress Thea Gregson who appeared in “The Weak & The Wicked” with her husband John Gregson plus Diana Dors, Glynis Johns & Rachel Roberts; ground-breaking British television director Gabrielle Beaumont who suggested to Aaron Spelling that her friend Joan Collins would be perfect for the role of Alexis in “Dynasty”; Terry Hall of The Specials & Funboy Three; composer Angelo Badalamenti who scored classic soundtracks for productions including “Blue Velvet” & “Twin Peaks”, and wrote songs for Nina Simone and Shirley Bassey under the pseudonym Andy Badale; Mike Hodges who directed the 1980 camp sci-fi “Flash Gordon“, “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” with Charlotte Rampling & Sylvia Syms, and cult British crime drama “Get Carter” with Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland, & the iconic Trinity Square car park; writer Chris Boucher who was the script editor for all episodes of Terry Nation‘s “Blake’s 7”; Philadelphia soul producer & songwriter Thom Bell who collaborated with many artists including Dusty Springfield & Elton John; actor Ronan Vibert who appeared in many productions including “Gimme Gimme Gimme” with Kathy Burke & “The Mrs Bradley Mysteries” with Diana Rigg; publicist Freda “Freddie” Ross Hancock who represented talent including Benny Hill, Dick Emery, Harry H. Corbett, & Bob Monkhouse, as well as her husband of three years Tony Hancock; actor, comedian & satirist John Bird who starred in “The Breaking of Bumbo” with Joanna Lumley & Richard Warwick; revolutionary fashion designer & campaigner Dame Vivienne Westwood who redefined fashion with each collection, moving from punk to buffalo to working with the supermodels and establishing a global brand; award-winning make-up artist Christopher Tucker who created the look of David Niven‘s 1974 “Dracula” and the lauded prosthetics on John Hurt in “The Elephant Man” which led to the creation in 1981 of the Best Makeup Oscar at the Academy Awards; Sydney Samuelson, the first British film commissioner who, along with his brothers, established the Samuelson Film Service which worked on many productions globally including 13 Bond films; trailblazing Barbara Walters, the first female news anchor on American network TV; “Blake’s 7” actor Stephen Greif who appeared in many productions including “The Protectors” with Robert Vaughn, “The New Avengers” with Patrick Macnee & Joanna Lumley, and “No Sex Please, We’re British” with Ronnie Corbett, Beryl Reid, Valerie Leon, & Margaret Nolan; and “Neighbours” actress Joan Sydney whose screen debut was in the film “When We Are Married” with Patricia Hayes.


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2022 round-up of anniversaries by Art & Hue

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