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232) David Ilott  Male
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Tuesday, 1 September 2020 21:13 Write a comment Permalink

I first came across ‘The Debt Collector’ in a small bookshop in Swanage, whilst on holiday in the 1970s. After reading that, I was hooked, and spent several days tracking down other books in the series. I even named my son after the intrepid Russ, with the hope that he would have as much luck as our hero.

So sad to hear of Stan’s demise, but he has left a very re-readable legacy.
231) Jeff Wilson  Male
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Tuesday, 28 July 2020 21:11 Write a comment Permalink

I have loved Stanley Morgan's work since I discovered him in the late 70s. I am so sad to hear he has gone :(

I will continue to read Stanley's novels over and over forever.

I wish I had of known you. Goodbye my friend. :)
230) Rob 
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Tuesday, 9 June 2020 19:12 Write a comment Permalink

Well, well - yet another TV show appearance has shown up in iMDB for Stan - right at the start of his acting career in 1959 he appeared in two episodes of a BBC court room drama called "The Case Before You". No idea if this footage still exists anywhere. It's not even mentioned in the BFI archive. Have added a new page for it anyway
229) Tony Harrold  Male
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Sunday, 26 January 2020 14:55 Write a comment Permalink

Hi Rob. Any chance of those scripts please?
Thanks
228) Rob F 
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Thursday, 7 November 2019 16:54 Write a comment Permalink

3 films have been located for which Stan provided the voiceovers

Someone Special (WReNs recruitment)
Men For Tomorrow (Army recruitment)
Sugar As Energy (Schools educational)

All have been added to the relevant page in the films section

Also it has come to light that some of Stan's dialogue from the Scotland Yard series was sampled in 1989 by an act called Hoodlum Priest on a song called "Crime Inc." See the samples side by side in the link
https://www.whosampled.com/sample/686655/Hoodlum-Priest-Crime-Inc.-Scotland-Yard-Which-Gang-Was-He-Mixed-Up-In%3F/
227) Tony Harrold  Male
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Tuesday, 10 September 2019 09:04 Write a comment Permalink

Hi Rob. Any update on those scripts?
I'm at this very moment, 10/9/2019 10.00 in the UK watching Konga on the Talking Pictures channel. Just seen Stan (Inspector Lawson)!!!!

Rob F Tuesday, 10 September 2019 09:30
Hi Tony - I tried to contact Pillay Evans to see if they were happy for them to be published online, but they never replied. I'll try again

Tony Harrold Wednesday, 18 September 2019 12:10
That will be great Rob. Or if no to publishing I'd b happy with a private copy. Thanks
226) Kim Strong  Male
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Friday, 23 August 2019 12:33 Write a comment Permalink

I am doing some research into my family tree and would appreciate it if we could communicate privately as I am looking for information concerning Stanley's time in Canada which is not in the public domain.

Many thanks
225) Tony Harrold  Male
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Croydon Location
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Thursday, 2 May 2019 12:23 Write a comment Permalink

Hi Rob. Any chance of those screenplays or unpublished works yet? Please!

Rob F Thursday, 2 May 2019 13:34
I found screenplays for the first 3 episodes of the unmade "Make Way For Tobin!" TV series. I've made a start on reformatting them to be readable. Episode 1 is done, I just need to check that it's OK to share them. Bear with me.
224) Peter Millen  Male
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Saturday, 20 April 2019 17:27 Write a comment Permalink

I will miss the checky stories of Russ Tobin,he always brought a smile to my face, The Fly Boys and Gabriel Horn, thank you Stanley will be sorely missed
223) Rob F  Male
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Wednesday, 13 February 2019 22:34 Write a comment Permalink

And we're back online - sorry if anyone was wondering what had happened for a while back there. A slight hiccup with our hosting provider but all sorted now.
Happy 2019 Stan fans!
222) David B. Green  Male
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Saturday, 19 January 2019 02:33 Write a comment Permalink

Dear Linda,
I just heard of Stanley's passing.
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Stanley was a great inspiration to me and my Oscar Phelps novels in the past years and he
was kind and generous with his time and support.

I was hoping that it would be another imdb mistake, as it was years ago when they reported his demise.
He told me it took them so long to correct it.

Stanley provided an inscription for my third novel and we discussed Russ Tobin and Merton Park
and of course 007.
I am proud to have known him if only by phone and email these past years, actually as I look back
since October 2011.

Stanley will be in my thoughts now and I hope you are not suffering too badly.
Please accept my best wishes,

Yours Sincerely
David

David B. Green
Author: The Oscar Phelps novels
Canada
221) Michael Jaffé  Male
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London Location
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Monday, 10 December 2018 14:28 Write a comment Permalink

I kept a copy of the Guardian print edition so can do a scan if you wish + I did screen grabs of the online Guardian obit which had been posted much earlier. Please let me know if you'd like these sent through; happy to oblige.
220) Tony Harrold  Male
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Wednesday, 5 December 2018 07:58 Write a comment Permalink

Hi Rob.
Have you managed to put together any of those screenplays or other unpublished works of Stan's? An early Christmas present maybe!!
I'm still reading the books religiously, by the way!!!! Near the end of Vegas.
Cheers.
Tony

Rob F Wednesday, 5 December 2018 08:49
Hi Tony - not yet, and unlikely to happen before Christmas (but you never know!)
Stan's obituary is in the print edition of the Guardian TODAY if you can get hold of a copy!
219) Daryl McIntosh  Male
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Thursday, 15 November 2018 19:23 Write a comment Permalink

It was with great sadness I read about Stanley Morgan's passing. My friend David and I met him his mother wife son and daughter in Cala Galdana Menorca when on holidays 1973.

We had a great time hanging out at the pool with them and the Disco at night.
We have very fond memories of the time.

Our condolences to the family and thanks for memories.

Daryl

Rob F Wednesday, 21 November 2018 10:54
Hi Daryl, thanks for the kind message. I visited Menorca in 2010 and Stan also reminisced about holidays there in the 1970s. He told me that nothing on earth tastes as good as the Spanish chicken-and-chips! I think he may have been right
Best
Rob
218) John B 
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Sunday, 11 November 2018 22:19 Write a comment Permalink

So sorry to hear the sad news, over the past few month I had been re-reading the Tobin series that I first read as a young teen by "borrowing" my dads copies - I cant find a copy of "Here comes" (at a reasonable price) for some reason but patience will tell I'm sure

Rob F Wednesday, 14 November 2018 17:55
Hi John - thanks for the message, and yes "Here Comes Tobin" does seem to be one of the more difficult titles to find. I think because it was the last one on Futura Books before the move to Star Books, I suspect that less copies were printed (I think Futura went bust). Best of luck in the quest anyway
217) Michael Jaffé  Male
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Thursday, 25 October 2018 13:41 Write a comment Permalink

A great Obit in The Guardian Rob; top marks indeed; for anyone who didn't know of Stan it would prompt just the right kind of 'OMG' reader-reaction. And it's great that Stan has been acknowledged to the mainstream audience by a media channel that carries the same kind of respect that we all hold for Stan.
216) Tony Harrold  Male
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Monday, 22 October 2018 13:41 Write a comment Permalink

I was so saddened to receive your email today Rob, but thank you for it. Must admit I was about to come onto the site to submit my regular update to Stan as to my current status reading and re-reading (continuously) the complete Tobin saga, as you can see from my many previous emails, and also to send him my yearly happy birthday message. I started reading Tobin back in the mid 70s when I was a Typewriter field service engineer, (foot and bus as I couldn't drive) and was continually on the lookout for the newest one, often buying it on the day of release. I tried to track Stan down in the 90s through the various publishers of the previous books, but had no joy until your site came along, and I'm sure that mine, as well as many other folks pestering, inspired Stan to write Cuckoo. Through this site I managed to contact Stan and we did exchange personal email messages and I have a signed photo that he sent me of his Dr No, concierge part. I now have a feeling of great loss and feel like I've lost a close friend. I can only thank you sincerely for creating and maintaining this wonderful site and will keep returning. Love, condolences and all gratitude to his family, and a huge thank you to the man who gave me so much enjoyment. Tarra Stan

Rob F Monday, 22 October 2018 14:03
Lovely words Tony, and I know Stan very much enjoyed chatting to you and you truly achieved super fan status!

I've had a fairly major tidy up of the content around the films section of the site, and there are now most of Stan's appearances on a dedicated Youtube channel.

As for our friend Mr Tobin, I do have some unpublished draft screenplays from the aborted TV show which I need to re-read and decide if they are worth sharing in some form, so keep checking back. Russ may yet have a brief encore in him!

Tony Harrold Monday, 22 October 2018 17:51
That would be great Rob. To be honest whether or not you need to re-read and decide their sharing worth, as a Tobin fan,I'd love to see anything Tobin related, even in it's rawest and unedited form. Even if via private email. Kind regards and huge thanks again for this, now homage, to the great man!
215) Rob F 
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Monday, 15 October 2018 16:19 Write a comment Permalink

It took a few weeks to get this sorted but I'm very proud to say that The Guardian published a 400 word obituary for Stan today

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/oct/14/stanley-morgan-obituary
214) Rob F 
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Saturday, 6 October 2018 17:31 Write a comment Permalink

We've had an attack of the spammers, so I've upped the security on the messageboard. Mail me directly if you're having any problems posting
213) Rob F  Male
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Thursday, 13 September 2018 08:09 Write a comment Permalink

Another tribute to Stan -this time from Anders Frejdh Swedish 007 website

[jamesbond007.se]
212) Michael Jaffé  Male
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London, England Location
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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 22:07 Write a comment Permalink

Rob - have emailed you everything + a bonus surprise re "The Square Mile Murder" also FYI: Talking Pictures TV (Freeview Ch81) showing this (S1;E39) on 20th September 5.30pm... enjoy
smile
211) Michael Jaffé  Male
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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 21:21 Write a comment Permalink

Rob - No problem to send you a good scan of the BFI Doomsday At Eleven review; meantime will email you the FC directly.
210) Michael Jaffe  Male
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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 17:59 Write a comment Permalink

Thank you Rob yes will keep you informed. The BFI in London have several pieces of memorabilia I suspect Stan may have seen before (though sadly no copy of the actual film seems to exist anywhere...?). I'd naively suggested to him we could visit and take a look at what they had and he had to politely decline. However, I have managed to obtain a mint copy of BFI's May 1966 Monthly Bulletin (a snip @ 2-bob; 2/-; 10p for the uninitiated) which reviews - a bit unkindly - Doomsday) but no production pix.

Rob F Tuesday, 11 September 2018 18:20
Thanks Michael. Are you willing to send me a scan of the article for the webpage, or is it that bad? big grin
I'd love to see it either way
209) Rob F  Male
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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 16:31 Write a comment Permalink

A lovely tribute from long-time fan and friend Sion Smith is published on his blog here
[www.sionsmith.co.uk]
208) Michael Jaffé 
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Sunday, 9 September 2018 17:05 Write a comment Permalink

...and collective thanks to tireless Webmaster Guru Rob for proudly showing Stanley's great work for all to see.
Fantastic memorabilia from my Grandpa's work with Stanley I hadn't known about was found here and allowed me to contact Stanley. Wasn't I very lucky... in so many ways.

Rob F Monday, 10 September 2018 08:52
Thanks for the kind words Michael. I know that Stan loved chatting to you on the email about his Merton Park memories. Please keep in touch, and if you ever find that elusive Doomsday poster (or anything else) let me know!

The website will continue and I'm in the process of tidying it up a little bit. There will always be new things to to unearth. I just found a Russian translation of the novel Trance that Stan knew about but had never seen!
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