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The first of two films in the season to be directed by Leslie Hiscott, it also stars Robb Wilton and a 35 year old (but perpetually middle-aged) Alastair Sim. It was, like many quota quickies, produced by Julius Hagan at Twickenham Studios.
Our guest for the Q&A is quota quickie royalty in the form of the author Steve Chibnall, who literally wrote the book on quota quickies. It's called Quota Quickies by Steve Chibnall.
You can buy Quota Quickies by Steve Chibnall on the internet.
And the DVD of A Fire Has Been Arranged is widely available.
In 1978, an elderly Ches Allen appeared on ITV's "Looks Familiar".
Flanagan & Allen singing their most famous song, Underneath the Arches.
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