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by Richardr1
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Unprecedented BBC
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Unprecedented BBC

Just for the record, it looks as if there were 14 in all, shown in 5 programmes: 1 Viral by James Graham Penny by Charlene James Going Forward by John Donnelly 2 Romantic Distancing by Tim Price Safer at Home by Anna Maloney House Party by April De Angelis 3 Grounded by Duncan Macmillan Fear Fatigue...
by Richardr1
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Unprecedented BBC
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Unprecedented BBC

Aren't the five episodes the whole series?

The first "episode" was in fact three of the plays - each being about 10 minutes long.
by Richardr1
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 44
Views: 4143

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

I've tended to find that Talking Pictures tend to show the original programme, but some others, such as Forces TV, will edit to fit. This means that a programme originally in a commercial hour in the Seventies will have 4-5 minutes cut on some channels, but if a channel is to play it all out it will...
by Richardr1
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 4735

Re: BBC sports archive

both BBC and ITV have the 66 World Cup final of course, and with the Colour film made, it's well covered. Of course ??? Isn't the BBC coverage retained edited by 10-15 minutes, and not the whole game? The ITV archive is the whole game, but a telerecording, so in lower quality. Isn't the DVD the ful...
by Richardr1
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 4735

Re: BBC sports archive

Mark wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:59 am
both BBC and ITV have the 66 World Cup final of course, and with the Colour film made, it's well covered.
Of course ??? Isn't the BBC coverage retained edited by 10-15 minutes, and not the whole game? The ITV archive is the whole game, but a telerecording, so in lower quality.
by Richardr1
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: I'll just pop this link to the BBC Archive Twitter page here
Replies: 4
Views: 904

Re: I'll just pop this link to the BBC Archive Twitter page here

Haven't the current UK online rights to the classic Dr Who been licensed by the BBC on to Britbox?
by Richardr1
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 3887

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Eamonn Andrews did the regional Thames 6pm programme for a number of years.
by Richardr1
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 7072

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

Speaking of tributes, there was a DIXON episode shown in 1981 as a tribute to Jack Warner. BBC4 took over a lot of tribute duties when they were in their early years, showing, for instance, the RUMPOLE play for Leo McKern. When John McGrath died, however, they decided against a repeat of THE CHEVIO...
by Richardr1
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC/ITV
Replies: 41
Views: 2745

Re: BBC/ITV

Mark wrote: you could add Russ Abbot, from LWT's "Madhouse" to the BBC's "Russ Abbot Show"
Didn't that one go ITV, BBC, ITV, then BBC radio?
by Richardr1
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The 1974 10.30pm closedown
Replies: 49
Views: 3334

Re: The 1974 10.30pm closedown

One day BBC shut at 10:20, the next day ITV. Reason was to avoid a surge as everyone turns off their TV at the same time (although wasn't electricity off for many people as well?)
by Richardr1
Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Death of BBC Three
Replies: 43
Views: 3202

Re: The Death of BBC Three

Ofcom's research is that 64% of TV homes have a DVR (Digital video recorder).

Ofcom website
by Richardr1
Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Technical cock-up report - Taggart end credits
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: Technical cock-up report - Taggart end credits

True Drama have Taggart on this evening.
by Richardr1
Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: The Price of the Radio Times
Replies: 21
Views: 1015

Re: Radio Times - Past And Present II

I don't buy the Radio Times, but the stats show that it is far from on its last legs. Whilst it is nowhere near the popularity of the two most popular listing magazines, it is, after them, the third most actively purchased (i.e. not as part of a subscription or on-line) of any magazine (after three ...
by Richardr1
Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Genesis Documentary
Replies: 25
Views: 1482

Re: Genesis Documentary

Simon Coward wrote: perhaps there's more than one.
Another one was called Supper's Ready, with the likes of Enchant and Shadow Gallery on it, but is almost 20 years old now.
by Richardr1
Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: American Shows in British TV: Then and Now
Replies: 27
Views: 1434

Re: American Shows in British TV: Then and Now

Among other factors mentioned, the following come to mind as possibilities: 1 - the channels didn't have the money they have today. The BBC in the seventies couldn't even afford to run Radio One or BBC Two full time, and cut costs elsewhere with cheap imports as well as repeats, as did ITV. The coun...
by Richardr1
Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Things you're not allowed to do on television
Replies: 125
Views: 6492

Re: Things you're not allowed to do on television

I've not listened to the station for a long time now, but on Planet Rock (a digital commercial station, for those who may not be aware of it) would play an album in full, albeit with an ad-break in here and there- maybe even an early fade or two. I remember recording Rod Stewart's 'Every Picture Te...
by Richardr1
Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Weather and news
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Weather and news

Sky News and BBC News Channel both have the weather before the news.
by Richardr1
Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Dial M for Murder BBC 1974
Replies: 22
Views: 1610

Re: Dial M for Murder BBC 1974

felixdembinski wrote:There is an oddity in the credits though, it says 'A BBC TV PRODUCTION in association with WARNER BROS. TELEVISION'. I've never heard of any other BBC show being produced like this.
Wasn't Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy produced with Paramount?
by Richardr1
Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The best place to order DVD's...
Replies: 30
Views: 2306

Re: The best place to order DVD's...

The death of retail, or at least of certain categories of retail, is something subtly different. It's a demonstration that we're all Thatcher's children now; give people the choice of getting the exact same thing cheaper, and of course they'll take it, without considering that the cheaper option is...
by Richardr1
Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Christmas ratings
Replies: 22
Views: 1448

Re: Christmas ratings

ITV used to try, surely. A big movie premiere on Christmas Day would have guaranteed a good bit of advertising revenue. That's not such big news nowadays though of course. How often do they show a big movie now that nobody has seen! Two points on that. Firstly, the same movie would get higher adver...