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by Shaqui
Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:04 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Quinn Martin's Tales of The Unexpected
Replies: 12
Views: 1379

Re: Quinn Martin's Tales of The Unexpected

Juswuh wrote:There's actually a complete episode, "The Nomads", to be found on Youtube.
Just watched the teaser and opening of this... is it a reworking of the first episode of The Invaders? Certainly looks like it!
by Shaqui
Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: April Fool
Replies: 15
Views: 2791

Re: April Fool

Fairly sure there's a semi-official DVD floating around which also has a half-hour interview with the producers. I bought it online a year or so back, quite cheap. Was surprised to find I still had the book, which I found secondhand some time in the 90s. I remember watching this with my parents at t...
by Shaqui
Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: FANNUAL TWO - The UNIT Fannual 1974
Replies: 1
Views: 414

Re: FANNUAL TWO - The UNIT Fannual 1974

A quick update: Owing the massive response of pitch ideas, we are now asking for full story outlines so we know exactly what we can expect. Those who have submitted full story outlines were among the first to be approved. Shorter, less well developed, pitches - I am slowly going through these (my ap...
by Shaqui
Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: FANNUAL TWO - The UNIT Fannual 1974
Replies: 1
Views: 414

FANNUAL TWO - The UNIT Fannual 1974

Following the success of and interest in the Peter Cushing Dr. Who Fannual, a second Fannual is being seriously considered. It will follow the adventures of UNIT, set during season 10 of Doctor Who in 1973, between The Three Doctors and The Green Death. It is primarily about UNIT, and how they cope ...
by Shaqui
Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: The Dr Who Fannual
Replies: 9
Views: 1222

Re: The Dr Who Fannual

At last!

The long awaited full colour paperback edition is available:

http://www.fannual.blogspot.co.uk/2014/ ... ition.html

:D
by Shaqui
Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Kids From 47A
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: The Kids From 47A

There's one further credit, again as Binny Gathercole - in an ATV Comedy Premiere play called "Home Sweet Home". Shown 31/08/1975, the play "takes the story of ATV's children's serial The Kids of 47A. a few years forward", to quote Television Today. This production aside, I have no idea what Gaynor...
by Shaqui
Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Star Trek: Where No Man Has Gone Before
Replies: 32
Views: 3408

Re: Star Trek: Where No Man Has Gone Before

Great finding a close Jeffrey Hunter 'lookalike' the younger Sean Kenny (who plays navigator 'DaSalle' in another series episode and can be seen to closely resemble Hunter) to portray the badly injured Fleet Capt. Pike - he really did look very much like Jeff Hunter's original Capt Pike character I...
by Shaqui
Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: The Dr Who Fannual
Replies: 9
Views: 1222

Re: The Dr Who Fannual

LAST CHANCE TO OWN. The Pink Colour Paperback edition of FANNUAL is being retired on 14th February 2014. Use the code AMOR14 to receive 14% off before this date. Once it's gone, it's gone! http://www.lulu.com/shop/soft-centre/colour-edition/paperback/product-21417464.html;jsessionid=99300065DC89913D...
by Shaqui
Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Star Trek: Where No Man Has Gone Before
Replies: 32
Views: 3408

Re: Star Trek: Where No Man Has Gone Before

Even now I remember it as the very first episode of Star Trek shown on BBC1, on a Saturday afternoon in the summer of 1969. We visited my grandparents, and they had colour television. Shaqui, did you write an article on UK Star Trek comic strips for Star Trek Magazine a few years back? One of my fa...
by Shaqui
Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:56 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Star Trek: Where No Man Has Gone Before
Replies: 32
Views: 3408

Re: Star Trek: Where No Man Has Gone Before

Even now I remember it as the very first episode of Star Trek shown on BBC1, on a Saturday afternoon in the summer of 1969. We visited my grandparents, and they had colour television.
by Shaqui
Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: The Dr Who Fannual
Replies: 9
Views: 1222

Re: The Dr Who Fannual

As a bit of fun, a new variant cover for the Fannual is now available:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/wilton-publish ... 23248.html

- Use the code AMOR14 for 14% off before 14th February!
by Shaqui
Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network - TV wish list
Replies: 72
Views: 8605

Re: Network - TV wish list

Ok, Network, I'm begging you now. It's four years since the last batch of Look-Back. So pleeeeease release Soldier & Me. Pretty please. With knobs on. I interviewed their designer Martin Cater a while back, and he admitted the four excellent volumes of Look-Back pretty much exhausted what was then ...
by Shaqui
Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: The Dr Who Fannual
Replies: 9
Views: 1222

Re: The Dr Who Fannual

Richard Charles Skryngestone wrote:Presumably no features about how we'll all be living on the moon in 25 years, or pages and pages about monsters from Greek mythology?
The first two Hartnell annuals didn't, nor did the Davison or Colin Baker editions. Nor the 1960s Dalek annuals. So in that vein, neither have we...
by Shaqui
Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: The Dr Who Fannual
Replies: 9
Views: 1222

Re: The Dr Who Fannual

Mark wrote:Look forward to a mid-70's version, where all the drawings look nothing like the characters they represent.!
Not gonna happen... ;-)
by Shaqui
Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: The Dr Who Fannual
Replies: 9
Views: 1222

Re: The Dr Who Fannual

Late discount news! Buy four, get one free! (of equal or lesser value)

Use code TRESACE when checking out.
by Shaqui
Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: The Dr Who Fannual
Replies: 9
Views: 1222

The Dr Who Fannual

The long awaited Peter Cushing Dr. Who FANNUAL is finally complete! It has taken just over a year to produce (since October 2012) and there are multiple versions for every pocket available of this fan produced Dr. Who annual featuring Peter Cushing as Dr. Who. Choose from Full colour Hardcover and P...
by Shaqui
Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Promised Programmes that were never made
Replies: 81
Views: 8250

Re: Promised Programmes that were never made

Wasn't Brian Clemens going to do something called The Good Guys at some point in the 1980s - or did that eventually morph into Dempsey and Makepeace? I recall being shown by Paul Mark Tams back in the 1980s a World Distributors annual promotion brochure which mentioned The Good Guys. There was no c...
by Shaqui
Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Promised Programmes that were never made
Replies: 81
Views: 8250

Re: Promised Programmes that were never made

Operation S.W.O.R.D - a Gerry Anderson series concept that got far enough advanced to have an Annual produced. Possibly the original successor to Captain Scarlet before Lew Grade diverted him onto Joe 90? Project SWORD was never a serious consideration as a TV series. It was simply a marketing umbr...
by Shaqui
Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:46 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Crossfades and other things you don't see anymore...
Replies: 69
Views: 5642

Re: Crossfades and other things you don't see anymore...

Considering the hacking down of US TV 'hours' to about only 42 minutes of actual show, how long before the UK does away with titles sequences, as is evident on shows like Heroes, Agents of SHIELD and Hart of Dixie - a few seconds of series title with, effectively, a jingle/sting?
by Shaqui
Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:42 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain
Replies: 197
Views: 18885

Re: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain

Agents of SHIELD recently had the Universal backlot as Belarus/a brief shot of London, jarring with real footage of Stockholm. And every actress in a US series who is English/pretending to be English now has to channel Renee Zellweger playing Bridget Jones, it seems... (yes, I'm looking at you Agen...
by Shaqui
Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Blake's 7 - VHS compilations (Margot Eavis?)
Replies: 5
Views: 1299

Re: Blake's 7 - VHS compilations (Margot Eavis?)

Susan Thorne is credited with the video presentations for Duel, Orac and Aftermath. I traced her a few years back, and she confirmed she was responsible for those edits. After such a long time though, she could not recall if she worked on The Beginning or not.
by Shaqui
Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Banned Discovery/YTV Documentary - Conspiracy of Silence
Replies: 13
Views: 1850

Re: Banned Discovery/YTV Documentary - Conspiracy of Silence

This piece purports to be the account Tim Tate , the YTV producer of Conspiracy of Silence , which seems to confirm it was a First Tuesday edition. Tate also worked on a couple of editions of Secret History for Channel 4, including Kinsey's Paedophiles in 1998, which - having checked by SH tapes, w...
by Shaqui
Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Banned Discovery/YTV Documentary - Conspiracy of Silence
Replies: 13
Views: 1850

Re: Banned Discovery/YTV Documentary - Conspiracy of Silence

Thanks Mickey. If true, it's interesting that no other US government has been shown this, or seen to act on its revelations. Doesn't that make all subsequent governments, and indeed law enforcement agencies, an accessory after the very obvious crime(s)?
by Shaqui
Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Banned Discovery/YTV Documentary - Conspiracy of Silence
Replies: 13
Views: 1850

Re: Banned Discovery/YTV Documentary - Conspiracy of Silence

Well again, I'm looking for confirmation of the 'facts' stated in that YouTube snippet. It could all be a pack of, at best, misassumptions, and at worst, a load of lies! On the other hand, it could all be true - over to the archive experts, please.
by Shaqui
Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Banned Discovery/YTV Documentary - Conspiracy of Silence
Replies: 13
Views: 1850

Re: Banned Discovery/YTV Documentary - Conspiracy of Silence

I wonder if perhaps it has tried a bit too hard to give an impression that this was the editor's 'cutting copy' of the film? but maybe not? Difficult to know. That's why I was wondering if anyone knew of a broadcast in the UK, and if indeed all copies were destroyed - or was this just in the USA? W...
by Shaqui
Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Banned Discovery/YTV Documentary - Conspiracy of Silence
Replies: 13
Views: 1850

Banned Discovery/YTV Documentary - Conspiracy of Silence

By chance, I stumbled across this snippet on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UgGvMntX9s - which suggests this 1994 documentary was pulled and never shown in the USA, and all copies destroyed, with co-producers Discovery and Yorkshire TV fully reimbursed to the tune of £250-£500k. While I do...
by Shaqui
Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:57 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Jill Riddick
Replies: 20
Views: 2520

Re: Jill Riddick

Here's Jill's Spotlight entry for Spring 1975 which lists, as some have mentioned above, her last TV work in 'Thursdays Child'.

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by Shaqui
Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Jill Riddick
Replies: 20
Views: 2520

Re: Jill Riddick

Hello Jill,

Yes, that is the problem with the IMDB, as originally it started as a movie database which expanded to other audio visual work like TV. Radio and theatre databases/publications are less prevalent but some do exist.
by Shaqui
Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Carole Hersee
Replies: 10
Views: 1614

Re: Carole Hersee

boblet wrote:
Jezza wrote:Does she still hold the record for the longest amount of air-time on TV, or has 24/7 TV scuppered that?
I think you'll find that record is now held by Keith Lemon.
Not Simon Cowell then? ;-)
by Shaqui
Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actor Edward Gardener
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Actor Edward Gardener

Does anyone have a photo or screengrab of actor Edward Gardener?

IMDB lists only one appearance in Coronation Street: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3180210/

- and he doesn't appear in any editions of Spotlight I have for the 1960s or 1970s...