House Of Whipcord is a bit of a surprise. You’ d think by the video packaging (and the name of the film) that you were in for some kind of kinky sub-Confessions movie featuring a bunch of nutters who get their kicks from dishing out spankings to naked young girls.

Welll… that is what you get (ahem). But it’s not the be-all and end-all.

House of Whipcord is auteur Pete Walker’s most famous film – and it’s not hard to see why. It’s not just a low budget tit-and-bum fest, it’s an intelligent, thoughtful movie, with just a few flashes of nudity, hardly any blood, and a distinct lack of floggings (there are just two – one takes place behind a door, and the other off camera).

It’s also a film which is hard to be funny about (what do you mean, that hasn’t stopped me so far? Cheeky bastards).

Of course, it has its minus points – most of the time the picture’s so dark you can’t see what the bloody hell’s going on – and some of the acting leaves something to be desired. When Ray “Mr Benn” Brookes is searching for his missing girlfriend, the people he asks for help look like they’ve been dragged off the street to act in the film. But other than that it’s a little gem – with more than a few things to say about capital punishment and society in general.

A truck driver (Mr Kind!) is stopped on a lonely, storm-swept road by a young, hardly-dressed girl (Penny Irving – usually seen adjusting her suspender belt in the background of sitcoms like Are You Being Served?) who’s in a bad way. After tutting about the state of the country etc, he tells her he’s going to take her to safety. Cue flashback.

The girl is Anne-Marie, a French model who spends her time wandering naked around the flat she shares with the equally undressed Anne Michelle (sister of Vicky, of Allo Allo fame). Anne-Marie has recently got ’em out for the press, too, but gets upset when a picture of her ladybumps appears on the wall at a party she’s attending.

Luckily, a handsome (in a 1974 kind of way) stranger called Mark E Desade (get it?) is on hand to whisk her away from all this – and despite sussing out that he’s a bit of an oddball, the lovely Anne-Marie agrees to go with him to meet his parents. Oh dear.

A slight hiccup in their relationship becomes apparent when it turns out that Mark’s parents live in an old prison, which they run as an extreme “correctional facility” for young girls.

On arrival Anne-Marie is stripped and shoved in a cell – then told that she’s got three chances – the first mistake she makes results in solitary confinement, the next gets her a flogging – and the third will be the last mistake she ever makes.

Of course, our feisty young heroine won’t stand for this and immediately starts making plans to escape… but although it’s relatively easy to hoodwink the guards, gimlet-eyed chief warder Mrs Walker is an entirely different kettle of (frozen) fish, and as for Mark’s mother, the spectacularly psychotic Mrs Wakehurst, there’s no way she’s letting anyone out of the place without a fight.

Director Pete Walker stages this parable with skill and panache – and even Anne Michelle isn’t too bad. Keep an eye out too for Victoria Wood’s best mate Celia Imrie somewhere in the background – and if you see her, award yourself a biscuit, cos no-one else has ever spotted her. Top marks go to 70s horror icon Sheila Keith, who plays Walker with relish. Add a scenery-chomping turn from Barbara Markham as Mrs Wakehurst, and a bit of pathos from her husband (Patrick Barr) as a blind judge who she is tricking into signing “death warrants” for the girls in her care, and the whole adds up to far more than you’d expect from what is, basically, a seedy bit of 70s exploitation.

Director: Pete Walker Writer(s): David McGillivray, Pete Walker (story)

Cast: Barbara Markham – Mrs. Wakehurst, Patrick Barr – Justice Bailey, Ray Brooks – Tony, Ann Michelle – Julia, Sheila Keith – Walker, Dorothy Gordon – Bates, Robert Tayman – Mark E. Desade, Ivor Salter – Jack, Karen David – Karen, Celia Quicke – Denise, Ron Smerczak – Ted, Tony Sympson – Henry, Judy Robinson – Claire, Jane Hayward – Estelle, Celia Imrie – Barbara, Barry Martin – Al, Rose Hill – Henry’s Wife, Dave Butler, Penny Irving – Ann-Marie Di Verney, David McGillivray – Caven, Denis Tinsley – Police Sergeant, Pete Walker – Cyclist



A real-life Mafia consigliere is generally the number three person in a crime family, after the boss and underboss in most cases A crime family normally has only one consigliere at a time, but bosses have on occasion appointed more than one. The boss, underboss, and consigliere constitute a three-man ruling panel, or “Administration.”



Above from left to right … Jules (admin at Littledean Jail), Toby Von Judge (Consigliere Totie ) and Andy Jones of the Crime Through Time Collection at Littledean Jail .

Above are a couple of recent photographs  (16th July 2013 ) taken during a night out in London , UK …. having an Indian curry and a few drinks .

Toby Von Judge pictured here above with His Holiness .. Pope John Paul II at a private meeting at the Vatican in Rome

When a boss gives orders, he issues them in private either to the consigliere or directly to his caporegimes as part of the insulation between himself and operational acts.

Below is a short rare pictorial gallery featuring various old and present day images of Toby Von Judge – Consigliere ….a  long time close personal friend to Andy Jones of the Crime Through Time Collection at Littledean Jail ….The images include Toby pictured with the likes of the Pontiff John Paul , Roy Shaw, A.J, pics from the Reg Kray funeral and the scarf Pavarotti gave to him at a concert .


The Last Consigliere: Synopsis.

Consigliere: my life’s journey to become the leading technical legal advisor to the world’s leading Mafia heads.  I chart out my evolving personal friendships with family heads past and present: The Capa. Toto de-capo Giuseppe Furlucie. Mario Juliano, Giorgio Gardini, The Pontiff John Paul the Second, Fidel and his brother Ronaldo Castro, and Pablo de Sanchez, John Gotti, Georgie Gambine, Sir Gaylord Plisencie, and Roman Abramovich.  My friendships have given me a unique and unparalleled insight into the closed door workings the Mafia.

My life changing decision to decline my silks at the feet of Lord Chancellor Hailsham at my turning out ceremony at Downing College of Cambridge owing to the fatal flaws inherent inUKcriminal law started my journey to become the trusted consul and advisor to the world’s notorious mafia fraternities.  The journey started out in the Patio Club inWimbledonin the mid 1960’s with coincidentally meeting South London Captain Joey Pyle and Charlie Kray.  Friendships with Ronnie and Reggie Kray followed, continued by Roy Shaw, the Lambrianou’s and Freddy Foreman.  From these beginnings my contacts grew beyond the confines of the UK’s shores.

My psychology of mistrust of authority and the “the system” grew and was bred from the harm I suffered of sexual molestation and mental abuse at the hands of the Social Services system after being abandoned on the steps of Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton as a baby in arms.  My faith in human nature was returned to me by my eventual salvation in the form of His Honour Sir James Richter and wife Deborah, whom became my adopted father and doting mother at the age of 16.  My mother was a close friend to Bobo nanny to their Royal Highnesses Lilibeth and Margret Rose.  This gave me access and unique insight into the behind the scenes relationships and workings of the royal circle.

My story contains the closed door and symbiotic workings of the Mafia and Governments throughout the world.  Domestically this symbiosis can be seen within the command structures shared between MI6, 5 and O29K Special Branch: one could colloquially, but not incorrectly, call these forces the “hit men of the government”.

Authenticating documentation and photographic evidence is available.

Toby Von Judge M.B.E. G.C.K.T. F.R.C.M. A.C.M.


The Consigliere has lost his best friend,his darling Bonnie a little dog who was the side of his hand, they had been together for 20 years, she was his rock,and will be so much missed by all who new her. his words were, ill always love you Bonnie,then when I die we will be to together. TOBY VON JUDGE  CONSIGLIERE TOTIE,  G.K.K.T   .M.B.E. K.B.E.


What is a Consigliere ?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Consigliere (Italian consigliere “counselor”, pronounced [konsiʎˈʎɛːre]) is a position within the leadership structure of Sicilian and American Mafia crime families. The word was popularized by Mario Puzo‘s novel The Godfather (1969), and its film adaptation. In the novel, a consigliere is an adviser or counselor to the boss, with the additional responsibility of representing the boss in important meetings both within the boss’s crime family and with other crime families. The consigliere is a close, trusted friend and confidant, the mob’s version of an elder statesman. He is devoid of ambition and dispenses disinterested advice. This passive image of the consigliere does not correspond with what little is known of real-life consiglieri.[1]

A real-life Mafia consigliere is generally the number three person in a crime family, after the boss and underboss in most cases.[2] A crime family normally has only one consigliere at a time, but bosses have on occasion appointed more than one. The boss, underboss, and consigliere constitute a three-man ruling panel, or “Administration.”[3]

When a boss gives orders, he issues them in private either to the consigliere or directly to his caporegimes as part of the insulation between himself and operational acts.

In Italian, consigliere means “adviser” or “counselor.” It is derived from Latin consiliarius (advisor) and consilium (advice). The terminology of the U.S. Mafia is taken from that of the Sicilian Mafia and suggests that an analogy is intended to imitate the court of a medieval Italian principality. For example, Venice was led by a doge (duke) and a consigliere ducale (advisor doge). An underboss will normally move up to boss when the position becomes vacant, so his position is equivalent to that of heir to the throne. Consigliere, meanwhile, is analogous to chief minister or chancellor. (Oddly, in the novel The Godfather, the word is spelled consigliori; in the films, it is clearly pronounced consigliere.) In Joe Bonanno‘s book A Man Of Honor he explains that a consigliere is more of the voice or rep for the soldiers of the family, and may help solve and mediate disputes for the lower echelon of the family.[edit]Etymology

Structure of Mafia crime family

[edit]Examples from U.S. mob

Joe Valachi mentions a mysterious “Sandino” arbitrating disputes as the Genovese family consigliere in the 1940s.[4] But in more recent times, consiglieri have tended to take a more active role in family affairs. In 1971, Colombo family Consigliere Joseph Yacovelli directed a murder campaign against renegade Colombo family soldier Joseph “Crazy Joe” Gallo.[1] Two decades later, another Colombo consigliere, Carmine Sessa, led a hit team that attempted to assassinate the acting boss, Victor Orena.[1] In 1976, Frank Bompensiero was appointed consigliere of the Los Angeles crime family, only to be murdered in a public phone booth in February 1977.[1] Bompensiero’s boss promoted him so that it would cause him to let his guard down.[1] Electronic surveillance in 1979 recorded New England Mafia Boss Raymond Patriarca Jr. talking about appointing his consigliere, so the position need not be chosen as a result of a consensus-seeking process.[1] When New Jersey ConsigliereStefano “Steve the Truck Driver” Vitabile found out in 1992 that his family’s underboss, John “Johnny Boy” D’Amato, was bisexual, he ordered him killed.[5] In 1993, Paul Gulino, a drug dealer and associate of the Bonanno crime family, was murdered after he allegedly “put hands” on his family’s consigliere.[6]

James Ida, the current Genovese consigliere, has been serving a life sentence since 1996. Dominick Cirillo is the family’s acting consigliere. Joseph Corozzo is the current Gambino consigliere, whileAnthony Rabito is consigliere for the Bonanno crime family. As these examples illustrate, consiglieri nowadays are generally former soldiers and capos, not outside advisers.

[edit]In popular culture

In the movies The Godfather and The Godfather Part II, the consigliere to Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando), and later Don Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), is Tom Hagen (played by Robert Duvall). (In the novel, Tom’s predecessor, Genco Abbandando, is briefly featured, dying in a hospital room on the day of Connie’s wedding. This scene was filmed for the first movie, and has been included in some television showings.) Hagen is the adopted son of Don Vito Corleone, and doubles as the family’s lawyer. At the end of The Godfather, Don Vito’s successor and son, Michael, temporarily demotes Hagen within the organization, saying that things could get rough during the family’s move to Las Vegas, and he needs a “wartime consigliere.” (In an earlier scene, Sonny Corleone, Michael’s older brother and acting Don after Vito Corleone’s attempted assassination, similarly criticizes Hagen.) Vito Corleone, Michael’s father, replaces Hagen at Michael’s side as de facto consigliere until his death. Tom is reinstated after Vito’s death.

In the television series The SopranosSilvio Dante is the consigliere to Tony Soprano.

In The Simpsons episode “Donnie Fatso” Homer explains to an FBI agent that he was at one time Fat Tony’s consigliere, (see “The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer“) but has trouble pronouncing the word and just says “his Robert Duvall”; a reference to Duvall’s character in The Godfather Series.


LOS ANGELES — Coroners on Sunday completed their autopsy on the body of singer Whitney Houston and confirmed that she was found in the bathtub of her Beverly Hills hotel room, but said the cause of death would not be determined until more lab tests were completed.

Ed Winter, assistant chief coroner for Los Angeles County, revealed little about the autopsy at a news conference, but said medical examiners found no visible signs of trauma or foul play.

He declined to comment on various media reports that Houston, 48, had drowned in her hotel bathtub, possibly after succumbing to drugs or alcohol. He added, “I’m not going to comment on any of the meds or prescriptions that were obtained.”

“I’d just comment that she was found in the bathtub. … I believe somebody removed her from the bathtub and the paramedics did CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) on her.”

He said toxicology tests, which would take six to eight weeks to conduct, would be necessary to determine what factor, if any, drugs or alcohol might have played in Houston’s death.

He also said a “security hold” had been placed on the case, as has been done in previous high-profile investigations, to keep further details from being divulged.

The coroner’s briefing came as the Grammy Awards opened a few miles away at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where rapper-actor LL Cool J payed tribute to the late pop star just after the start of the star-studded music show.

“We’ve had a death in our family and so at least for me … the only thing that feels right is to begin with a prayer for a woman we loved, for our fallen sister, Whitney Houston,” he said.

His brief prayer was followed by a clip of Houston singing her hit, “I Will Always Love You,” as the crowd responded with a standing ovation.

Houston, who enjoyed tremendous professional success but struggled with drug abuse for years, died on Saturday afternoon in a fourth-floor room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. She was at the hotel to attend an annual pre-Grammy gala held that evening by her mentor, record mogul Clive Davis.

The Grammy salute Sunday capped an emotional day for those closest to the pop diva and those who admired her as an entertainer. From the New Jersey church where Houston’s singing career first took flight to the hotel where her life abruptly ended, family and fans expressed their grief on Sunday with prayer, tears and raw anguish.

Houston’s only child, daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, 18, was taken by paramedics from the hotel to nearby Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Sunday suffering from anxiety, Beverly Hills police and fire officials said.

A fire department spokeswoman declined to disclose any information about the daughter’s medical condition but said she was “awake and talking” at the time she was transported.

Brown, who was reported by celebrity news website as being enraged at authorities for not being allowed into the hotel room where her mother’s body was found, was treated at the hospital for stress and released, a source close to the family told Reuters. A hospital spokeswoman declined comment.

CNN reported that Houston’s ex-husband, R&B singer Bobby Brown, canceled a long-scheduled performance in Nashville, Tennessee, with his former band, New Edition, to fly back to Los Angeles and attend to the couple’s daughter.