Sept. 15, 2020

Strange Stories UK, Performance 1, Jimmy Evans, Once upon a time in London

Strange Stories UK, Performance 1, Jimmy Evans, Once upon a time in London

This is part 1 of a series of podcasts that are based on the British Movie Performance. A film which the film historian David Thompson said that the film was not as good as the stories about it. Well the film has a Rotten tomatoes score of 85% and has had a number of books and articles written about it. It is about London in the late 1960s when the swinging fashionable crowd mixed with the aristocracy who mixed with the criminal underworld. This episode is about Jimmy Evans, a flash 'Jack the lad' gangster, scared of nothing who was the advisor for a similar character  who played the lead role in  the film Performance (Chas Devlin), a film when the criminal underworld of London decided to take part and show themselves on film. This first episode  examines the life of Jimmy Evans who inspired the role of Chas Devlin.