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Dateline Diamonds (1965)

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An ex-con manages a top band in the UK, and he wants to re-enter the crime scene.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Lucas ...
Major Fairclough
Kenneth Cope ...
Lester Benson aka Arthur Gittins
George Mikell ...
Paul Verlekt
Conrad Phillips ...
Tom Jenkins
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Mrs. Edgecomb
Burnell Tucker ...
Dale Meredith
Anna Carteret ...
Gay Jenkins
Vanda Godsell ...
Mrs. Jenkins
Gertan Klauber ...
Meverhof
Doel Luscombe ...
Assistant Commissioner
Peter Zander ...
Spankharen
Geoffrey Lumsden ...
Army Officer
Ronald Bridges ...
Garage Attendant
David Kirk ...
Dock Policeman
Kenney Jones ...
Himself (as The Small Faces)
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Lester Benson manages one of the biggest rock bands in 1960s Britain, the Small Faces (as themselves). He happens to be an ex-con who wants to return to the crime scene. He summons the help of Major Fairclough who safe-cracks diamonds to smuggle into the Netherlands via the Big L's ship. It seems a perfect crime as no-one served as a witness, except for an intellectually-challenged bus conductress called Mrs. Edgecomb who saw Major Fairclough ("a military-looking man"). Written by Reece Lloyd

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The hottest rocks in Britain being smuggled by the hottest rockers in Britain


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Ben Toney is shown in the radio studio watching The Chantelles perform, and seconds later on the deck of the ship. See more »

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Mrs. Edgecomb: Not a bit like "Z Cars" is it?
Tom Jenkins: No, not at the moment. It's not a bit like "Z Cars".
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References Z Cars (1962) See more »

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It's Too Late
Written by Steve Marriott (as Steven Marriott) and Ronnie Lane
Arranged by Kenney Jones, Ronnie Lane, Jimmy Winston (as Jimmy Langwith) and Steve Marriott (as Steven Marriott)
Performed by The Small Faces
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Small Faces, Radio London... A time of dreams!
4 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've just been watching this on Sky Matinée Movies. I am astonished to find a very young Kenny Everett and other Radio London DJs in this film, as well as the Faces, before they were joined by Rod Stewart. Radio London, for those who can't remember the glory days of UK Offshore Radion was THE Pirate Station which nurtured not only Kenny Everett, but also John Peel etc etc. According to the cast list, Tony Windsor is also there. Worth watching for the nostalgia and all those lovely 1960s memories! I forget the plot, but as a historical record, you can't beat it!. So sad that after his wonderfully inventive Radio Days, on both Radio London with the Kenny and Cash programme, and later with the BBC, over-exposure on TV destroyed Kenny.


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