OLDIE OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2019
Above and below: Oldie Silver Screen Stars of the Year – Sheila Hancock and The Lionel d’Or Oldie of the Year – Lionel Blair
With a combined age of over 700 years, the winners of the 2019 ‘oldies of the Year Awards’ enjoyed a sumptuous lunch time meal and award presentation
Above: Mary Berry attends the oldie of the Year
The annual Oldie of the Year Awards took place at Simpson’s-in-the-Strand in London on Tuesday January 29th at a lunch time ceremony attended by 150 guests.
Above: Oldie Sign writer of the Times – Margaret Calvert
Hosted by The Oldie magazine and presented by Gyles Brandreth, with judges which included Sir Tim Rice and Rachel Johnson, awards celebrated the achievements of the older generation, both over the last year and throughout their long careers.
Above: The Keep Calm and Carry On Award – Amanda Barrie
Mary Berry, John Sergeant, Nicholas Parsons, Jilly Cooper, Kate Adie and Lady Colin Campbell were among the VIP guests who attended.
Above: Oldie Silver Screen Stars of the Year – Peter Bowles
Above & below; Guests included Kate Adie and Nicholas Parsons
And the winners were….
The Lionel d’Or Oldie of the Year – Lionel Blair (90)
The Keep Calm and Carry On Award – Amanda Barrie (83)
Oldie Sign writer of the Times – Margaret Calvert (82)
Oldie Tigress We’d Like to Have to Tea – Judith Kerr (95)
Oldie Who Has Seen It All Before and Worse – Lady Avon (98)
The Oldie Creative Ape of the Year – Desmond Morris (90)
Oldie Silver Screen Stars of the Year – Sheila Hancock (85) & Peter Bowles (82)
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SMALL FORTUNE ITV 7PM, SATURDAY 2ND FEBRUARY
This is a New ITV Quiz Show in which teams must take on challenges in miniature settings. Hosted by Dermot O’Leary… it’s worth a shot!
It’s a tough decision on your Saturday night between BBC’s The Voice and ITV’s Greatest Dancer… but the Greatest Dancer will be keeping us on the edge of our seats – For the first time Oti Mabuse, Matthew Morrison and Cheryl’s teams are performing for YOUR Votes.
The final nine acts will be taking to the stage as the live shows begin. However the difference this week is that Oti Mabuse, Matthew Morrison and Cheryl’s teams are performing for YOUR votes!
BOOK LAUNCH – UNFINISHED BUSINESS
The Punchbowl, Mayfair, London hosted the launch of Glaswegian villain Paul Ferris’s autobiographical book ‘UNFINISHED BUSINESS’.
The book launch was attended by amongst others, actors Josh Myers and Triana Terry from ‘The Krays Dead Man Walking’, Top adult entertainer Lola Marie, director Ray Burdis and actor/writer Steve Wraith.
ABOVE: Paul Ferris & Freddie Foreman
The man once dubbed the “managing director of British crime” Freddie Foreman was also on hand to congratulate the man from north of the border. The book is available from www.mojorisinpublishing.com as well as other book outlets .
Above, Steve Wraith and Freddie Foreman with Paul Ferris’s book
Below, Paul Ferris with Alabama 3’s Aurora Dawn
In his most revealing book to date, Ferris finishes the journey he and Reg embarked upon. With his life of crime now behind him, he revisits key moments in his criminal career and replays them through philosophical eyes. He calls time on the gangster image, dispelling the myths surrounding organised crime in his city, and lifts the lid on his affiliation with Arthur Thompson – the so-called Godfather of Glasgow