He may like to think of himself as a serious actor, playing proper roles in BBC and ITV dramas, but we know of him in one role, and one role only; Ray Doyle, the mighty perm, in the classic ‘The Professionals’.
A little older, and lacking the trademark perm, actor Martin Shaw has recently confessed to not understanding the power of social networking, and has dismissed Twitter and Facebook as being pointless. In a recent interview in the Radio Times, to promote his new BBC series, Martin Shaw comments with regards to social networking websites Facebook and Twitter:
“What is the point of all that?”
Shaw goes on to add that he does use text messages, and he uses email, but social networking has completely passed him by. He also only uses texts and emails because other people do it, rather than because he wants to.
Of course, if Martin Shaw did use social networking websites and was more au fait with the Internet, he’d realise just how much support there is out there for the part of his life that he has tried so hard to forget… The Professionals. While he hated almost every minute of the show, and fellow actor Lewis Collins (as Bodie) loved every minute in equal measure, the results cannot be ignored; it is a classic of British TV – and its name and legacy lives on via the Internet.
Get out there Martin and have a surf around; you might actually be surprised by just how popular, and indeed how good, The Professionals really is.
Just for you Martin, here’s a quick burst of the intro… COVER ME![youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCFVEvZvo3g]
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