Wednesday, 12 March 2008

CASTLETOWN QUAY. GENE HUNT WAS HERE.

What is happening to the Isle Of Man Celebrities at the moment.?Is there something in the water? Too many Manx kippers? Or have they just not said hello to the fairy folk when they go over The Fairy Bridge. Whatever it is they do seem to be getting themselves into trouble. Re my post yesterday "Berk In The Merc" aka Jeremy Clarkson being a naughty boy and using his mobile whilst driving. It now transpires that he may actually be prosecuted!

Castletown is situated at the lower end of the island, a beautiful little town that often features in TV and film. One of these of note was the short lived "Island At War." A drama that concentrated on the occupation of the Channel Islands by the German Army during World War 11. The Isle Of Man doubled for the Channel Islands mainly as Castletown, unchanged over the years bore a close resemblance to The Channels Islands during WW11 and of course the tax breaks films and TV get here. Locals were used as extras and locals old cars were also used. Some shop windows even have old money price lists still displayed which were used in the series.

The series proved more popular in America than here and never reached it's conclusion for varying reasons, the death of the writer, actor commitments, and it's popularity waning in the UK. Philip Glenister was one of the actors playing a German Officer, better known now of course as the wonderful character "Gene Hunt"of "Ashes to Ashes" and "Life On Mars."

Todays Pic is Castletown Quay, which i'm sure you had worked out by now. Always better to capture on a sunny day as it really brings out the blue hues of the water.Gene Hunt has long gone though. Jeremy Clarkson you might see though, possibly on foot if he gets a driving ban.

WALLABY WATCH!

He has joined the Resistance and stowing away on one of those boats pictured.

5 comments:

Somtirtha said...

this time blue hue is used a bit differently, not dark as before but still its too beautiful...

Anonymous said...

Quite a delicate image. Another briliant photograph but do prefer your more dramatic ones.


Richard H.

Dewdrop said...

looks like a beautiful place where you live. Thanks for visiting my blog. I agree the tree on my blog does look similar to your purple tree! Have a great day... well, night...

Island Rambles Blog said...

Hi there, I am just flying through your blog to have a quick look and will come back to enjoy the amazing photos and lots of good interesting blogs here...really enjoy the diversity and your writing style too. The Photos are truly works of art.

Manxiecat said...

I was an extra in Island At War and The Rotters Club. Philip Glenister is't at all like Gene Hunt, he's a gentleman. Castletown looks so tranquil this photograph.

Your beautiful images and satirical posts superbly highlight this jewel of an island.