Frequently Asked Questions
HOW MUCH OF JACK’S WORK IS COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE?
In recent years, more of Jack’s work has become available. In chronological order, the following have all been issued on commercial dvd:
H R PUFNSTUF (complete tv series)
PUFNSTUF (the movie)
FLIGHT OF THE DOVES
THE PIED PIPER
THE ONEDIN LINE (Jack’s episode was in Series 2)
SIGMUND AND THE SEA MONSTERS (complete tv series)
H R PUFNSTUF LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL (video only)
OUR MUTUAL FRIEND (complete tv series)
KEEP IT UP DOWNSTAIRS (video only)
THE RAVELLED THREAD (complete tv series)
ALICE (video only)
ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES
LOCK STOCK… (complete tv series)
Although more of Jack’s television work survives in various archives, as of 2012 we don’t know of anything else that is commercially available.
WERE ANY SCENES IN OLIVER! FILMED OUTSIDE THE STUDIOS?
It’s a tribute to the production team as a whole, and John Box’s Oscar-winning work in particular, that this question is often asked, and various sources give different answers. There are two brief point of view shots of the West End of St Paul’s Cathedral, taken by the second unit and showing us what Oliver sees when he first arrives in London. There is a scene out on the heath which was filmed near the studios. Everything else was filmed at Shepperton Studios, including the stunning Bloomsbury Square set used in the ‘Who Will Buy?’ sequence. Despite what some sources say, this wasn’t in London or Bath!