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May 6th, 2018 / / categories: 江苏夜网 /

Not quite sure why but John Barlow of Merrylands has sent in VHS tapes of Above Suspicion starring Christopher Reeve and a two-part Monarch of the Glen episode titled Dr Bell and Mr Doyle. Thanks, John.
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Bruce Hyland of Daleys Point wrote in search of 40,000 Horsemen, the subject of earlier correspondence. I was able to send him a disc supplied by Jim Taylor of East Maitland who, in turn, sought The Overlanders – also the subject of recent correspondence. Thanks to Lucky Burner and Billy the Kid, discs were to hand and Jim can go a’droving with Chips till, er, the cows come home. Wheels within wheels.

A packet bursting with goodies from Billy the Kid in response to assorted queries of recent issues: Ghosts … of the Civil Dead for Angela Young of Holland Park West, Qld; Selling Hitler for George Stitt of Broadway, NSW; Sergeant York for Des Heuston of Milperra; and a spare copy of The Little Drummer Girl earlier sought by and supplied to Mike Shannon of Roselands.

Jim Prior of Sylvania Waters, whose name appears regularly in letters to the editor, wrote in the hope a spare copy of Sun Valley Serenade, the subject of earlier exchanges, might be floating about the Guidosphere. The last one – ex-Graham Campbell of Engadine – was bundled into an envelope as the vultures circled and was dispatched.

Lucky Burner’s copy of Sergeant York (backed with an old Poirot mystery) has been taken to the House of Filth and Misery for forensic testing.

Thanks, Trevor Dallen of Green Point for a spare copy of Fort Apache. Can anyone help Trevor with the recent SBS doco Busting the Berlin Wall? No thanks is superfluous, though a further disc of Fort Apache from Lucky is at this time.

Thanks to Gerry Adlard of Mardi for a copy of Tess – to brighten the day of Helen Taylor of Tanilba Bay. And once again to Lucky whose copy will perhaps brighten her night. Billy the Kid’s copy might well find its way to Bob McLeod in Dorrigo. Billy also sent in one of the last discs on Jeff Hand’s list, A Town Like Alice (1956). On its way by fleet-footed courier to Carlton.

Marlene Olsen and Lucky both produced discs of The Scalphunters and The Overlanders for Agnes Harris of Ngunnawal in response to her request. I have trouble keeping track of all this stuff – how do these amazing people find the time to help so many others?

Mr Ri – a mysterious correspondent writing not a million miles from Coogee – deserves acknowledgment, hitherto overlooked, for generously providing spare discs of Brother Can You Spare a Dime?, Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein and Island in the Sky – sought by various readers.

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