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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th December 1942 Allies in London sentence German war criminals
17th December 1936 Born today: Tommy Steele, London, singer/actor ( a Sixpence, Finian's Rainbow)
17th December 1891 Born today: Robertson Hare, London England, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge)
Home to Yellowbeard
A very old pub and partly responsible for a comic Pirate
Location: North End Way, Hampstead, NW3 7ES
Description: Well it's Grade II listed dating from 1721...
Has fabulous views across the heath...
Is an old Hampstead coaching Inn which is believed to be the highest pub in London...
And called 'Jack Straw's Castle'...
And it was here in the early 1980s that one Graham Chapman (yes him off Monty Python) met with the legendary comic genius Peter Cook and the talented writer Bernard McKenna, for a drink...
To tie down the elusive script that was to become the classic comic pirate film 'Yellowbeard'.
Yellowbeard is a 1983 comedy film by Graham Chapman, along with Peter Cook, Bernard McKenna and David Sherlock. It was directed by Mel Damski. The film included Marty Feldman in his last film appearance.
Tagged in this Tour: Graham Chapman's Python London