Jump to content
Great War Forum

Remembered Today:

'Lions Led by Donkeys' Robin Bailey


David_Blanchard

Recommended Posts

David_Blanchard

Hello,

I seem to remember a programme made by ITV sometime in the 1970s or early 1980s called "Lions led by Donkeys' narrated by the actor Robin Bailey.

I think the focus of the programme was the Accrington Pals.

Does anyone have a copy of this programme by any chance?

I am fairly certain it exists or perhaps my mind is playing tricks (again)

Thanks

David

Link to post
Share on other sites

The only documentary with the title Lions Led By Donkeys in the BFI Film and Television Index is a Channel 4 documentary from 1985. It does not specifically credit Robin Bailey, and his imdb page lists no narrator duties for anything likely.

Might there have been a conflation with "Battle of the Somme" presented by Leo McKern in 1976? (And available on You Tube)

Link to post
Share on other sites
David_Blanchard

Thanks for your reply.

A friend off forum has come across the programme.

Thanks

David

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello,

I seem to remember a programme made by ITV sometime in the 1970s or early 1980s called "Lions led by Donkeys' narrated by the actor Robin Bailey.

I think the focus of the programme was the Accrington Pals.

Does anyone have a copy of this programme by any chance?

I am fairly certain it exists or perhaps my mind is playing tricks (again)

Thanks

David

There was a program some years ago, on similar lines narrated by Leo Kearns.

Retlaw

Link to post
Share on other sites

There was a program some years ago, on similar lines narrated by Leo Kearns.

Retlaw

Robin Bailey (Uncle Mort in "I didn't know you cared" and the Brigadier from "Tales from the Long Room") could never be conflated with Leo Kearns

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Admin

I have a copy of the Robin Bailey programme on video somewhere,it was rather good if I recall.

Michelle

Link to post
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...