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Juliette Kaplan obituary

Actor known as the indomitable Pearl Sibshaw in the TV sitcom Last of the Summer Wine

The actor Juliette Kaplan, who has died of cancer aged 80, was memorable in the television sitcom Last of the Summer Wine as Pearl Sibshaw, the domineering wife forever suspicious of her wandering husband, Howard.

The usual scenario was the timid yet determined Howard (played by Robert Fyfe) evading Pearl and enjoying a tandem ride – and occasional kiss – with Marina (Jean Fergusson), the seductive checkout assistant from the local supermarket, with whom he was infatuated. His ruses, which sometimes involved donning a disguise, were invariably uncovered by the indomitable Pearl.
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‘Xtro’ Blu-ray Review (Second Sight)

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Stars: Philip Sayer, Bernice Stegers, Danny Brainin, Maryam d’Abo, Simon Nash, Peter Mandell, David Cardy, Anna Wing, Robert Fyfe, Katherine Best, Robert Pereno | Written by Iain Cassie, Robert Smith | Directed by Harry Bromley-Davenport

Directed by Harry Bromley-Davenport, who co-wrote the story with Michel Parry, and written for the screen by Iain Cassie and Robert Smith, is a cult film that, in my view, is long overdue a new release, and this Second Sight project is worth the wait. It tells the story of a man who is abducted by alien lifeforms and three years afterwards he returns to his home, not the man he once was. It’s a gem of b-movie gory horror, with an unnerving tone, nasty sequences and some dated yet effective special effects. The practical gore effects are especially fun to watch, even 36 years later. If you are unaware of the film, and so unaware
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'Coronation Street' guest role for 'Summer Wine' star Robert Fyfe

'Coronation Street' guest role for 'Summer Wine' star Robert Fyfe
Last of the Summer Wine star Robert Fyfe has landed a guest role on Coronation Street. The 87-year-old, best known for portraying Howard Sibshaw on the BBC One sitcom, has signed up for a short storyline involving regular character Dennis Tanner (Philip Lowrie). When Dennis decides to start working as a lollipop man, Fyfe's character will train him up before he bows out from the job himself. A Coronation Street source told the Daily (more)
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