Author Topic: James Mitchell - Red File For Callan  (Read 222 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Truthyness

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8,270
    • View Profile
James Mitchell - Red File For Callan
« on: May 22, 2017, 01:30:17 PM »
James Mitchell - Red File For Callan
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01ms34p
22 days to listen

Hunter has given Schneider a red file and Callan is all too aware of the significance of this. Cheerful, friendly, affluent Schneider with his innocent passion for model soldiers must die. Once again Callan's means to an end is petty criminal Lonely, the most frightened little man in the underworld. It is Lonely who gets him the gun, a Noguchi Magnum 38 calibre. A magnum for Schneider.
The operation is fraught with complications, but Callan's own inhibitions are the most dangerous.
Abridged by Adrian Bean
Producer: Joanna Green
Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pier Productions

A commitment to Mod\'nAdminlyness: I understand that  r-e-s-i-s-t-a-n-c-e  *i - s*    f-u-t-i-l-e.
I shall not be starc

Offline tepeethetroll

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 947
    • View Profile
Re: James Mitchell - Red File For Callan
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2017, 08:01:05 PM »
Thanks for posting that Tru - I already have this serial recorded but have yet to listen to it. Reminded me that its still on my EHD
I\'m NOT paranoid......thats just what THEY want you to think!!!

Offline Truthyness

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8,270
    • View Profile
Re: James Mitchell - Red File For Callan
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2017, 10:29:20 PM »
I couldn't find the date of the original broadcast.
Really enjoyable. Shame it's just 4 eps long.

A commitment to Mod\'nAdminlyness: I understand that  r-e-s-i-s-t-a-n-c-e  *i - s*    f-u-t-i-l-e.
I shall not be starc

Offline tepeethetroll

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 947
    • View Profile
Re: James Mitchell - Red File For Callan
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2017, 08:06:28 PM »
Tru - cant help you with the date of the original as the file on my EHD is that of the date I copied it!


But one thing I do remember - the only TV prog that my houseshare mate and I would rush home to see was "Callan" with Edward Woodward in the title role, Russell Hunter (?) as Lonely and Anthony Valentine as Toby Mears - can't recall the name of the actor who played Hunter but his face is clear in my mind! Loved the fact that it was so unpredictable. Even remember the opening sequence with the swinging light bulb being shot through with a bullet.
I\'m NOT paranoid......thats just what THEY want you to think!!!

Offline IvorThirst

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12,717
    • View Profile
Re: James Mitchell - Red File For Callan
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2017, 08:34:49 PM »
The TV Pilot (1967) was A Magnum for Schneider also known as A Red File for Callan.

Hunter was played by  Ronald Radd. In later programs and series, the role was played by Radd, Michael Goodliffe, Derek Bond and William Squire.
.       Ivor



The original and real cat with the swishy tail.
Accept no imitations.

Offline Truthyness

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8,270
    • View Profile
Re: James Mitchell - Red File For Callan
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2017, 12:39:33 PM »
You've whetted my appetite Ive! 8)

A commitment to Mod\'nAdminlyness: I understand that  r-e-s-i-s-t-a-n-c-e  *i - s*    f-u-t-i-l-e.
I shall not be starc

Offline tepeethetroll

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 947
    • View Profile
Re: James Mitchell - Red File For Callan
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2017, 08:06:46 PM »
The one that I remember (now that Ivor has mentioned his name) was Michael Goodliffe
I\'m NOT paranoid......thats just what THEY want you to think!!!

Offline Truthyness

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8,270
    • View Profile
Re: James Mitchell - Red File For Callan
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2017, 02:19:06 AM »
Knowing there are more adventures, I only hope they will be aired shortly. Drip by drip feeds are simply frustrating.

A commitment to Mod\'nAdminlyness: I understand that  r-e-s-i-s-t-a-n-c-e  *i - s*    f-u-t-i-l-e.
I shall not be starc

Offline Ed

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 122
    • View Profile
Re: James Mitchell - Red File For Callan
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2017, 03:46:49 PM »
The ultimate guide to Callan is at https://h2g2.com/entry/A4487457

According to my spies at The Callan File, it was in 2012 that Radio 4Extra originally transmitted their adaptation of the first Callan novel, A Magnum for Schneider (retitled Red File for Callan) (Monday 17th September 2012).

An audiobook, not a dramatisation, it is actually Mitchell's 1969 novelisation of his own screenplay for the Callan pilot, which had aired on ABC's Armchair Theatre in 1967.
« Last Edit: June 10, 2017, 03:51:09 PM by Ed »

Offline Truthyness

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8,270
    • View Profile
Re: James Mitchell - Red File For Callan
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2017, 10:47:52 PM »
Well you don't get more thorough than that!
I wonder if the audio book is worth getting.
Thanks so much for the information Ed. 8)

A commitment to Mod\'nAdminlyness: I understand that  r-e-s-i-s-t-a-n-c-e  *i - s*    f-u-t-i-l-e.
I shall not be starc