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by Alabaster Russmore
Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Filmed in Supermarionation / This is Supermarionation
Replies: 40
Views: 4515

Re: PR: Filmed in Supermarionation / This is Supermarionatio

"One of the + points of Thunderbirds in 16:9 was reducing string visibility" Surely not a serious comment? I'll assume not. And even if you could argue this to be the case there were no other plus points surely? There was no excuse for lopping off the top of the Hood's head like a boiled egg! :) On ...
by Alabaster Russmore
Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:12 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Filmed in Supermarionation [Network]
Replies: 10
Views: 1923

Re: PR: Filmed in Supermarionation [Network]

I think these will sell relatively quickly as they are a non-standard 'deluxe' run. If you have the book already and little interest in the extras then clearly not for you. Anderson's shows do have a quite large and hardcore following - mainly middle-aged men. If people are prepared to fork out £100...
by Alabaster Russmore
Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Filmed in Supermarionation [Network]
Replies: 10
Views: 1923

Re: PR: Filmed in Supermarionation [Network]

Odd - I expected a bit more noise about this splendid looking set on the forum.
Anyway - I've ordered my copy of what looks like a splendid box set.
by Alabaster Russmore
Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Filmed in Supermarionation [Network]
Replies: 10
Views: 1923

Re: PR: Filmed in Supermarionation [Network]

This will be a real treat. Stephen is not only an incredibly thorough researcher, he is a good film-maker to boot.
by Alabaster Russmore
Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Lou Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 2013) R.I.P.
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Re: Lou Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 2013) R.I.P.

Though his work was wildly variable, when he was good he was great. A huge influence on so many. I always looked forward to a Lou Reed release and was genuinely upset to hear of his passing. RIP Lou
by Alabaster Russmore
Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is this right? I'm not sure...
Replies: 20
Views: 2631

Re: Is this right? I'm not sure...

The above could form the plot of Wall Street 3.
That's the best comedic line I've read all year. It made me laugh aloud, something I'm not prone to.
by Alabaster Russmore
Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Patrick McGoohan: A BFI Celebration - August
Replies: 6
Views: 1094

Re: Patrick McGoohan: A BFI Celebration - August

Hell Drivers also notable for David McCallum and Sid James in the cast too. As unlikely a line-up as yo ucould imagine but it works a treat. Yes - seeing it on the big screen is mighty tempting!
by Alabaster Russmore
Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Patrick McGoohan: A BFI Celebration - August
Replies: 6
Views: 1094

Patrick McGoohan: A BFI Celebration - August

Press release issued today: Patrick McGoohan: A Genuine Original BFI Southbank celebrates the cult star of The Prisoner Monday 24 June 2013, London. Throughout August BFI Southbank will celebrate Patrick McGoohan with a season of film and television dedicated to this mercurial acting talent. McGooha...
by Alabaster Russmore
Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is this right? I'm not sure...
Replies: 20
Views: 2631

Is this right? I'm not sure...

I just took a look at the BBC Cult TV section and located a page on 1970 that boasts: "Sir Jimmy Saville is your host for an explosion of Glam Rock, Goodies, and small skirts." I'm not sure what I think of this. On the one hand it's fairly tasteless. On the other hand should we be re-writing history...
by Alabaster Russmore
Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Quotation Game for Clubbers
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: The Quotation Game for Clubbers

I'll get me coat...
by Alabaster Russmore
Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Quotation Game for Clubbers
Replies: 3
Views: 626

The Quotation Game for Clubbers

A bit of cheery frippery I know but I thought this game would be diverting fun for clubbers. A quote from a classic show. If you know the answer post it ... and then add a quote of your own. Hurrah!!! So - to kick it off: "And don't call me Pop!!" Clue : From a 1962 children's series available for a...
by Alabaster Russmore
Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: Children's Film Foundation vol 3 - Weird Adventure [bfi]
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Re: PR: Children's Film Foundation vol 3 - Weird Adventure [

A most welcome release - brilliant!! :)
by Alabaster Russmore
Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Richard Briers
Replies: 18
Views: 2204

Re: Richard Briers

Just finished watching Series 1 & 3 of Marriage Lines which was really rather good - very 'Briers' from the outset. A sad loss though, as another poster has pointed out, he looked in pretty bad shape on the interview whereas Prunella Scales, who is marginally older, was in fine form. The interview w...
by Alabaster Russmore
Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Adrian Mole on TV
Replies: 9
Views: 1247

Re: Adrian Mole on TV

As many have commented in the past, the problem with dramatising Adrian Mole as anything other than a monologue on the radio (which is how the books originated) is that the entire humour is derived from Mole's naive or ignorant misreading of the situations he is involved in. We are seeing his world...
by Alabaster Russmore
Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Adrian Mole on TV
Replies: 9
Views: 1247

Re: Adrian Mole on TV

I was steeled for disappointment but actually found it laugh aloud funny. In fact, for me, the comedy (re) release of 2012.
by Alabaster Russmore
Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Radcliffe and Maconie on 6 Music: A Guest Guide
Replies: 47
Views: 4100

Re: Radcliffe and Maconie on 6 Music: A Guest Guide

What an amazing guest line up. Really very impressive and a veritable who's who of the very best music from the last thirty years.
by Alabaster Russmore
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Little Big Time
Replies: 42
Views: 4209

Re: Little Big Time

Many. Most unpleasant!
by Alabaster Russmore
Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Michael Winner
Replies: 12
Views: 1661

Re: Michael Winner

'Calm down dears. He's only a director and food critic.' If you ignore the Death Wish franchise and beyond he made some sterling films. There's a western I seem to recall that was really first class but I can't remember it. Didn't particularly like the public persona but he did always look like he w...
by Alabaster Russmore
Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Link Wray - 1975?
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: Link Wray - 1975?

Guess you've seen this then? OGWT. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zBhViJYO9M

However, maybe he did another appearance at around the same time and this is what you are after?
by Alabaster Russmore
Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Storyboard: The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Re: PR: Storyboard: The Complete Series [Network]

Just a heads up on the Alfred Burke episode / play....his perfromance is MIGHTY hammy! Public Eye fans beware.
Some good stuff amongst the insipid though... including an enjoyable 'The Bill' pilot.
by Alabaster Russmore
Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: The Plane Makers - Volume 3 [Network]
Replies: 11
Views: 1770

Re: PR: The Plane Makers - Volume 3 [Network]

Wonderful. Though I didn't see this when it aired I thought it was really excellent when I watched the Series 2 set. (You'll have a job watching Series 1 - I think only one epsiode exists - though this won't spoil your enjoyment of Series 2). Indeed, I enjoyed it so much that I ordered 'The Power Ga...
by Alabaster Russmore
Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Berberian Sound Studio OST
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Re: Berberian Sound Studio OST

Huh? What's wrong with the original?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berberian_Sound_Studio
by Alabaster Russmore
Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: ITC Soundtracks on Vinyl [Network]
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Re: PR: ITC Soundtracks on Vinyl [Network]

Oh my giddy aunt!!! Where's the pre-order button!!!! Hurrah!!!!!!
by Alabaster Russmore
Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Stanley Baxter..Many Faces of..
Replies: 15
Views: 1923

Re: Stanley Baxter..Many Faces of..

Just viewed this. yes - the Terry Thomas thing did look like a clanger, a very decided cut to a close up of Leslie Phillips at the time though later, when discussing 'The fast Lady' they got it right. Could have been an editor error that should have been picked up. Still - lovely to see the old fell...
by Alabaster Russmore
Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: OGWT "Filmfinders"
Replies: 16
Views: 1907

Re: OGWT "Filmfinders"

I seem to recall Led Zeppelin tracks accompanied by old black and white film of burlesque type dancers.
Yes - Trampled Underfoot. This was shown several times.
by Alabaster Russmore
Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: TV Tie In Books
Replies: 32
Views: 2801

Re: TV Tie In Books

Thanks Simon. Done.
by Alabaster Russmore
Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: TV Tie In Books
Replies: 32
Views: 2801

Re: TV Spin-Offs

Thanks! Some great reccomendations (and warnings) there. And 'tie-in' was the phrase I was looking for...quite right. Any way I can re-name the thread?

I'll be having a snoop for some of the better ones.
by Alabaster Russmore
Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: TV Tie In Books
Replies: 32
Views: 2801

TV Tie In Books

Now I am no expert in this, nor a particularly voracious collector but I have ammassed a small collection of TV spin-off books. Yesterday I went into an Oxfam shop and coughed up a couple of quid for an intriguing paperback based on the Rediffisusion series, 'The Ratcatchers' called 'The End of the ...