As promised, your chance to pick the actors you would like to see perform in the film version of Code Ochre (as if, one day etc!)

So, who do you nominate as;

Aileen Blaze, house-mother

Paul Noble, watch officer

Will,  Norton Solicitors

Mr King, Barrister

Dr Davies, acting-director of The Complex

the anonymous Commander, Special Ops Directorate

Dr Mike Ridge, neuropsychiatric expert witness and all round good egg is my alter ego, will be played by me, but if not, whom?

Have fun with your offerings!

This blog will transmogrify into “newaitchsee” early next week, (when I’ve worked out which word-press buttons to press) so please call back then.




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  1. Aileen could be played by Queen Latifa, she’s great in those kind of roles. And she’ll bring that added comedic element necessary for main stream success.

    The Barrister could be played by James Earl Jones who is an incredible orator.

    And Dr. Davies would be played by Steve Carroll. Again with the comedy. And I figure it would also be a dickish move to shove in your face that America stole The Office and made it even better!

  2. S. Le says:

    Unfortunately I’ve not had time to actually READ your story so have no suggestions. *sad face*

    • davehambo says:

      Hello S.Le; you can always catch the drift from the final part or indulge yourself with all four compendium versions… or live a good life by having agreat w/e!

  3. Lisa says:

    Stevie Nicks as Blaze, providing she might cop a British accent and can act, you know, in case Latifah ain’t available.

    If James Earl Jones can’t come, Peter O’ Toole as the barrister; or to add a continental flavor, add Gerard Depardeau. Heck, Liam Neissen would work too. Sure he’s Irish, but we’re Americans, so we won’t know the difference.

    Mr. Davies could be Steve Carell for sure, or Pee-Wee Herman will do in a pinch.

    The lesbians could be played by Judi Dench and Helen Mirren. Make sure you get to the Cannes Film Festival with these gals.

    Johnnyo (What was his name, something like that?) could be played by Macauley Culkin, pretty sure he’s available.

    • davehambo says:

      Hello Lisa; many thanks for your visits and support and comments, means a lot to know some folk have been with me all the way! Stevie Nicks ( might be a little old for the part of Aileen, otherwise a good call. Your selections for the barrister are all damn good! You had me with Pee-Wee Herman but if wiki is correct ( can a comic character be drafted into a novella as a film? Hell, why not! Dame Judi and Dame Helen would be beyond my virtual budget and considerable older than the late teenagers they were asked to play, ummh? And Culkin for Johnno, excellent choice! Thanks again.

  4. lisleman says:

    thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment that forced you to go undercover with your wife’s identity. Lately you have too much covert activities associated with you and they might be wanting to trade you in another spy exchange.
    Have you just tried creating a whole new login for DISQUS? I assume my blog is not the only one giving this problem. Of course, the better way would be for DISQUS to fix their problem with your login but sometimes the easy way will do.

    • davehambo says:

      Hello Lisleman; I think yours is the only blog I frequent that uses disqus so I don’t know if others are affected. I assumed that Disqus would not allow another account from the same e mail address so haven’t tried that, will do so now. As for covert spying, WTF has the recent fiasco really been about?

  5. Tony says:

    Aileen Blaze, house-mother > Lisa Kay, aka Carol Cassidy, Heartbeat

    The rest don’t matter…

  6. Dan McGinley says:

    This is very hard, as I’d have to go back and reread a lot to get the “feel” of a character, but here’s a quick solution: The entire cast from “Pirate Radio”, about the rock station that operated off the shores of England and drove government official crazy. You have this incredible array of U.K. actors, and Philip Seymour Hoffman, who is a great method actor. You’ve got Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, Kenneth Branagh, January Jones and a host of others, who could play any part that is age-appropriate. I watched the movie this weekend, and if you like rock from sixties (Kinks, Stones, Hendrix), the soundtrack is fantastic, and the story is great. I could see Code Ochre with a rock sountrack . . .

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