Hilltoppers – The Telegraph Hill Soap Opera

As part of this year’s Telegraph Hill Festival volunteers have produced a new soap opera called ‘Hilltoppers’ – an everyday tale of urban folk, or maybe Children of the Quorn.

The first episode was uploaded yesterday and there will be a new one daily. With impressively high production values and a talented cast list, it features a couple of matriarchal characters of the sort that only exist on British television, but it’s entertaining stuff and includes a performance by a local cat, which relegates “Bouncer’s Dream” to second place in the all time great soap scenes involving animals.

Look out for the subliminal marketing for the new skateboard park and a cliffhanger that will have you clamouring for more.

12 comments:

Sevenoakser said...

Don't dare compare that to Bouncer's Dream. Bouncer's Dream will NEVER be surpassed.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Bouncer the dog In neighbours ?

Tamsin said...

and Madam Butterfly is the cat in Hilltoppers (only a very brief appearance so far).

patrick1971 said...

Wasn't Bouncer eventually eaten by the short-lived Chan family, in possibly the most racist storyline to hit UK telly since the end of The Black and White Minstrel Show?

Crofton Parker said...

No he wasn't. He moved to the country. It was a sad day for Australian television.

Brockley Nick said...

It never ceases to amaze me what details in an article provoke the most debate...

Sevenoakser said...

Just watched Ep2. What a cliffhanger!

Tamsin said...

It is indeed weird where some of the comments go. The cat, by the way, is now dead.

A rather under-whelming number of comments but I do hope that people are watching it given that one of the main characters is played by a Brockley-ite. Anyway grand omnibus screening in Crossways this evening, with a bar and the stars in person. Which will also probably be an almost last chance to see inside Crossways - last year the principal really wanted to help the community and forge links and made all the venues available to us for free, this time there's a charge been introduced (after all the arrangments were in place) so we will have to think very carefully about using them again.

Momkeyboy said...

'The Cat' is dead?! I know I didn't always see eye to eye with him but murder is a bit much. I have an alibi.

Tamsin said...

The person I could probably murder is its owner.

Anonymous said...

You don't say what time this evening.

Tamsin said...

Sorry, no I hadn't although the details are in the links from the original post.

Screening at 8pm. Doors open at 7.15 with a licensed bar and the rare chance to see the inside of Crossways if you are not a student there or bona fide visitor. There will also be DVDs on sale at a fiver each - it will not stay on the web forever.

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