Chris Bullock’s photos of the 1968 Sixth Form Revue film The Loo Paper Caper
Last updated: 25 May 2009
Starring The Two Twits, The Bescot Bog Roll Boys and introducing the Lone Ranger & Pronto.
|The Two Twits||Stew Elwell & Chris Bullock|
|Lone Ranger & Pronto||Bryn Oakley & Andy Golder|
|The Bescot Bog Roll Boys||‘George’ John Grew, Alan Gutteridge, Trev Johnson, Steve James, Steve Thomas, Johnny Ashton? + others in disguise? & Stew Elwell (infiltrator?)|
|Girlfriend||Maggie Varden (courtesy of WGHS)|
|Spectator||Stew Elwell (he gets everywhere)|
|Policeman||not filmed – issued us with a friendly warning about traffic hazards.|
|Advert Star||Stew Elwell (again? yes, again!)|
|Narrator||(Silent Movie!!) Yes, you’ve guessed it – Stew Elwell (script no longer exists?)|
In and around Wednesbury: the Shambles/Market Place, Brunswick Park, Wood Green Road, Hobs Road, Manor House Road/Park Lane, Myvod Road, St Paul’s Road, Bescot/Elwells waste land.
The Bescot Bog Roll Boys plan to rob the town loos of their toilet paper. The plan is successfully carried out
but an informant phones
the Two Twits – our heroes – and persuades them to attempt to catch the criminals. The Two Twits, after finishing their revelry with girlfriend
follow the trail to the ‘Boys’ hideaway in the centre of a traffic island
at the junction of Park Lane and Myvod Road. (Policeman halts filming!)
Unfortunately, the Two Twits are distracted and fall into the trap.
Detour – POW!
They are bundled
into the boot of the ‘Boys’ getaway car, driven to a secluded spot and blown up by an atom bomb – no half-measures here. BOOM?
End of Part 1
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Fortunately, in the nick of time, the Lone Ranger & Pronto somehow manage to free The Two Twits before the explosion and all four now follow the trail in ‘The Van’ to the Bescot Boys battleground. There, they engage
in a dramatic, drawn-out
and messy fight
until all of the villains are finally beaten into papier maché.
FLOMP!! SPLURCH… POW!
The foursome run off into the distance arm in arm in celebration.
First Screened: Sixth Form Revue Summer 1968.
Props: car (owned by ‘George’ Grew), van (owned by Bryn Oakley), tandem (where did we get that from?), sombrero, judo suits, bass guitar – made in Woodwork by Trev Jones, Andy Golder, Baz Wheatley & Chris Bullock, loo paper, lots of foam???