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The beach and cliff near Broadstairs and the entrance (exit?) to the 39 steps - actually 115! 20 secs.
John Buchan wrote THE 39 STEPS whilst convalescing near Broadstairs on the Kent coast.
It was 1914, WW1 had just started and there were many spy scares in the area.
Near the house there was a tunnelled staircase cut into the cliff, leading from the headland down to the beach.
That was the inspiration for his story.
"THE 39 STEPS... I counted them"
Peter Wear as Richard Hannay and Mike Manicardi as Newton Tweedsmuir in the Badhuistheater production in Amsterdam.
"IT'S A HOOT!"
A 1950s radio variety show featuring
"PASSPORT to DANGER"
A thriller serial in 5 episodes.
Devised and performed by the Peter Wear, Flip Webster
and Joe Hobbs.
This is the recently discovered
video of the final performance of Peter Wear's signature show that
he performed for 18 years.
Dodgy sound (domestic video) but great movement!
I visited the area to see whatever could be seen
and, purely by chance, I bumped into a man who
knew exactly where the
steps were. Not only that,
he had a key to the gates
and I had the rare privilege
of walking up them - and
here they are! ..... Walk up them with me. 2 mins.
Part 1 - 45 mins.
Part 2 - 20 mins.
Part 3 - 20 mins.
The HOUND of the BASKERVILLES
Peter Wear as Dr. Watson and Jack Vaughan as Sherlock Holmes.