2016 – A Review Of The Year
As 2016 draws to a close and 2017 waits in the wings, I thought I’d write a brief review of the year.
The loss of many celebrities has made the headlines on numerous occasions – David Bowie, Prince, Alan Rickman, Leonard Cohen, Rick Parfitt, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds and George Michael to name but a few. Of course, there were also other notable losses in all walks of life.
It remains to be seen whether 2016 was an anomaly, or as a result of many more people becoming celebrities and household names in the second half of the last century.
And in tribute to some of those who played an important part in Ian’s life, we remembered the lives of the following people who we lost this year:
Leonard White – British Actor and Television Producer
Sylvia Anderson – Television and Film Producer/ DirectorProducer
Tom Clegg – Director
Wolfgang Suschitzky – Cinematographer and Photographer
This website sprung into life on the 2nd March 2013, with the welcome post and the first of a two-part article looking at Ian’s early student life at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Whilst he was there, he met Coco The Clown, who he would go on to work for as his stooge – the two becoming a lifelong friends and a strong influence on Ian’s life.
Ian Hendry and The Circus That Came To Town – Part One
In March of 2016, we published the 100th article on the website – a retrospective on the first three years:
Ian Hendry – 100th Celebratory Post: A Retrospective
Some Important Rediscoveries
There were also some significant finds and rediscoveries in 2016, in terms of memorabilia and recordings:
Stills and Promotional Photographs Recovered
Picture: Ian Hendry, Harry Andrews and Sean Connery – The Hill (1965)
Picture: Ian Hendry and Britt Ekland – ABC TV Armchair Theatre promotional photograph – A Cold Peace (1965)
Picture: Ian Hendry and Michael Caine – On the set of Get Carter (1971)
Picture: Ian Hendry and Geraldine McEwan – TV Play – We’re Strangers Here (1973)
Picture: Ian Hendry and Jane Blackburn – The Informer – Your Secrets Are Safe With Me, Mr. Lambert (1967)
Picture: Ian Hendry – Police Surgeon (1960). ‘Found’ in the ABC TV book, Both Sides Of The Camera published in 1960.
Picture: Ian Hendry and June Ritchie in This Is My Street. Tom Chantrell Original Artwork – with thanks to owner, Terry Doyle.
The Jerusalem File (1972)
A recording was found for this film – in which Ian Hendry had a cameo role – although it does have Finnish subtitles!
The Jerusalem File (1972) – Article and Download
The Avengers – Tunnel Of Fear (1961)
Of course, one of the highlights of the year was the rediscovery after 55 years of the missing episode of The Avengers, Series 1 which was recovered by Kaleidoscope in October of this year.
The full story can be found here:
The Avengers – Tunnel Of Fear (1961) – Missing Episode Rediscovered
Picture: Opening Credits – Tunnel Of Fear, The Avengers (1961)
Picture: The original 16mm film – Tunnel Of Fear, The Avengers (1961)
And finally, thanks for being such an important part of this website. To all our friends – old and new – I wish you a very happy, healthy and peaceful 2017.
Until next year,
Editor, Official Tribute to Ian Hendry
A detailed account of the life and work of Ian Hendry in the new biography:
Read: ‘Send in the Clowns – The Yo Yo Life Of Ian Hendry’ by Gabriel Hershman
More From Ian Hendry
- Theatre 625 Ep. ‘Miss Julie’ – Ian Hendry + Gunnel Lindblom. Review and Original Promotional Still 
- Leonard White – British Actor and Television Producer – 5th November 1916 – 2nd January 2016
- Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun [aka Doppleganger] – Rare Original Photographs And The ‘Real-Life’ Connection To The Cambridge Science Instruments Co. 
- Get Carter (1971) Classic Posters – Michael Caine + Ian Hendry + Britt Ekland + John Osborne + George Sewell
- The Informer (1966-1967) – Theme Tune ‘Superformance’ By David Lindup + An Original Episode Script By Michael J. Bird!
- Sylvia Anderson – 27th March 1927 – 16th March 2016
- Ian Hendry + Janet Munro Interview [Showtime Magazine – September 1964] Plus Jack Lemmon, Susannah York, Cilla Black, Richard Chamberlain, James Bond’s Girlfriends – Honor Blackman + Jacqueline Jones And More!
- Ian Hendry + Britt Ekland – ABC TV’s Reception Held At The Westbury Hotel, London
- George Segal – On Working With Ian Hendry On The Film – The Southern Star 
- The Adventures of Don Quick (1970) – Space, Comedy, Satire And The Benefits Of Earth!
- Rare Still – Ian Hendry + June Ritchie: This Is My Street (1964)
- David Warner – BBC Radio Interview in which he discusses his life, work and Ian Hendry – who also appeared as Morgan in ‘A Suitable Case For Treatment’
- Gabriel Hershman With David Prowse (‘Darth Vader’ in Star Wars), Caroline Munro + Madeline Smith
- Classic Scene #1: Get Carter (1971) At The Racecourse – Michael Caine + Ian Hendry + Glynn Edwards
- Get Carter (1971) – Original Screenplay [PDF Download]
- Wolfgang Suschitzky – Cinematographer and Photographer, Dies Aged 104. His many credits include Get Carter (1971)
- The Southern Star (1969) Stills – George Segal + Ursula Andress + Orson Welles + Ian Hendry + Harry Andrews
- Ian Hendry + Orson Welles – Rare Original Still Photograph – The Southern Star (1969)
- The McKenzie Break (1970) – The Ultimate Escape? Brian Keith + Helmut Griem + Ian Hendry
- The Avengers – ‘The Deadly Air’ [Series 1 Ep.24 – 1961] – Ian Hendry [as David Keel] and Patrick Macnee [as John Steed]
- Dr. David Keel – The Avengers (1961) | Portrait
- Get Carter (1971) Original MGM Promotional Still – Michael Caine (Jack Carter) + Ian Hendry (Eric Paice)
- Get Carter (1971) – Roy Budd Theme Tune + Opening Revisited! [Video]
- Rare Still Discovered – Ian Hendry + June Ritchie From The Film, This Is My Street 
- Doppleganger a.k.a. Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun – Show Guide November 1969
- Welcome to the Official Website of Ian Hendry : Article
- Ian Hendry + Roy Thinnes + Lynn Loring – Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun AKA Doppleganger (1969) Universal Pictures Rare Promotional Photograph
- Should Ian Hendry Have Stayed In The Avengers?
- Children Of The Damned (1964) – Original MGM Promotional Still Of Ian Hendry + Alan Badel + Alfred Burke
- The Sweeney ‘Ringer’ (1975) – On Set With Ian Hendry + John Thaw + Dennis Waterman