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by doubleM
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'
Replies: 23
Views: 1407

Re: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'

'Once the Thrilling Starts'

https://www.horrifiedmagazine.co.uk/boo ... -thriller/

... an interview re 'A THRILLER in Every Corner' with yours truly.
by doubleM
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'
Replies: 23
Views: 1407

Re: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'

A wonderfully extensive review has now been posted on the book's page at lulu. https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/martin-marshall/a-thriller-in-every-corner/paperback/product-vqd6n5.html And, from a satisfied customer (name withheld for privacy), here's a lovely email that I received today ... Hi Marti...
by doubleM
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'
Replies: 23
Views: 1407

Re: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'

“Marvellous!” Just received my copy. That will see me through lockdown! Marvellous indeed, or as Ian Hendry might have said "Perfect". Hope you enjoy the read Simon, must thank you again for pointing me towards that analysis of Laurie Johnson's theme music to the series. For that and highlighting t...
by doubleM
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'
Replies: 23
Views: 1407

Re: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'

My copy arrived yesterday, wooo! Had my customary flick through to start with, and it really look very good, obviously a labour of love and seems to be meticulously researched with VT numbers UK and US TX dates and recording dates, also lovely trivia sections and 'Also In Studio' sections telling y...
by doubleM
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'
Replies: 23
Views: 1407

Re: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'

Lovely to see Mark enjoying the read so far and pointing out some of areas that should prove interesting to those interested in television of those times (and the way it was made) as well as the hardcore aficionados of the series. Many thanks. Those multicamera studio productions of the day (more so...
by doubleM
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'
Replies: 23
Views: 1407

Re: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'

Just in case the prospect of the coming Covid winter months means there is extra time to be spent indoors, maybe catching up with a book ... the good folks at lulu.com have generously provided another 15% discount code (applicable until Jan 1 2021). Case sensitive, the code is NEWYOU15 Happy reading!
by doubleM
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'
Replies: 23
Views: 1407

Re: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'

Looks like a great book. Did you find Norman Eshley in good health? I’ve always liked him as an actor and I’d heard he’d suffered head injuries in a car crash that kept him off the telly for a while. Hi Ross Thanks for your kind comments. I really tried to cover all the bases! There's a lot of back...
by doubleM
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'
Replies: 23
Views: 1407

Re: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'

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by doubleM
Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'
Replies: 23
Views: 1407

Re: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'

As I've received a few email enquiries about the book, I thought I might share some of the answers here in case others had similar questions. Re: the structure, I've briefly referenced this in the introduction but basically the text can be read from 'cover to cover' as a chronology of the series but...
by doubleM
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'
Replies: 23
Views: 1407

Re: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'

Although it's not showing up as a banner on the site at the moment, to me at least ... I've just been kindly informed that the code TREAT15 is currently valid for a 15% discount.

This should cover any postage costs and maybe a touch more if anyone is pondering a purchase.
by doubleM
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'
Replies: 23
Views: 1407

Re: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'

Feel free to either screengrab the contents page or post the text here. Thriller isn't a series that I got into, but I'm sure there will be interest from others. Thanks. The contents page merely lists the chapter headings ... so below I've copied the more detailed 'topics' file I worked to. This sh...
by doubleM
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'
Replies: 23
Views: 1407

Re: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'

Ooooh...crumbs! Okay...irresistible.! Cheers Mark, hope you enjoy the read. I've tried not to leave any stone unturned and to do (a) the series, (b) Brian and (c) the fans proud. If I say so myself, there's a lot in there that would also likely appeal beyond THRILLER itself to anyone interested in ...
by doubleM
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'
Replies: 23
Views: 1407

Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'

I'm very pleased to announce the availability of the following ... ' A THRILLER in Every Corner' 744 pages/’Royal’ Format Exclusively available as a paperback from Lulu.com (see links below) https://assets.lulu.com/cover_thumbs/v/q/vqd6n5-front-shortedge-384.jpg Structured as a chronological ‘life c...
by doubleM
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The box that says “the adverts are coming”
Replies: 8
Views: 1193

Re: The box that says “the adverts are coming”

Can anyone shed any light on that mysterious box in the top right hand corner of the screen with the scrolling lines, the one that used to forewarn us that the commercials were approaching?. I’d always assumed that they were added to the programme By the presentation department live, but I notice t...
by doubleM
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: John Saxon (1935-2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 673

Re: John Saxon (1935-2020)

A mainstay of so many roles over the decades, always a pleasure to watch.

He played the main cop role in my favourite Canadian suspense thriller/horror movie 'Black Christmas' (1974) alongside Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea and Margot Kidder.
by doubleM
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: live drama: edited after transmission or not?
Replies: 25
Views: 3530

Re: live drama: edited after transmission or not?

I have always been under the impression that it was a crude, almost guesswork, scissors and sellotape, procedure. Until 1963, all videotape editing was done by physically cutting and splicing together the tape. For obvious reasons - the physical weakness introduced into the tape (at significant ris...
by doubleM
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 12238

Re: Is it all over....?

As far as Network specifically is concerned, it was at the point they signed deals and started knocking out 'The British Film' c2012 that regular releases of archive television (ITV and Fremantle) basically fell off the cliff, almost overnight. Before that, if memory serves, there were about 3 to 4 ...
by doubleM
Thu May 21, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Sapphire and Steel - ITV strike 1979
Replies: 16
Views: 3242

Re: Sapphire and Steel - ITV strike 1979

Does anyone know if that episode get aired in some regions on the original 9 Aug date? Yorkshire TV screened up to and including episode 3, the one where Steel and Tully repeatedly sing 'Pack Up Your Troubles', but no further episodes aired after that before they went off air. This is from (still f...
by doubleM
Sun May 10, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Recycled titles
Replies: 24
Views: 4810

Re: Recycled titles

Timeslip the ATV series and also a 1955 film shown on TPTV last night. Pity they aren't showing the series. Sticking to television only, rather than cross-media - which admittedly would increase the number of examples of same title reuse by a considerable margin - there were two other TV '' Timesli...
by doubleM
Thu May 07, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Recycled titles
Replies: 24
Views: 4810

Re: Recycled titles

Two 'Tales of the Unexpected', both coming to life in the late 1970s, courtesy of Roald Dahl and Quinn Martin.

From the early days of TV, two 'Space Patrol' series.

I'm sure 'Survivors' must have been used more than once.
by doubleM
Mon May 04, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV
Replies: 25
Views: 5424

Re: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV

Tonight's "Sunday Night At The London Palladium" (Sunday 3rd May 2020) on TPtv gets its first showing. It was due to go out on 6th January 1974 but was never broadcast due to a bomb scare. I remember that incident - I thought transmission was stopped in the middle of the programme Indeed it was. Th...
by doubleM
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Recycled titles
Replies: 24
Views: 4810

Re: Recycled titles

Just remembered there were two 'People Like Us' series, the LWT period drama of 1978 and the late 90s 'mockumentary' on the BBC.
by doubleM
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Recycled titles
Replies: 24
Views: 4810

Re: Recycled titles

There are lots ... but then you can't copyright a 'title', anybody wanting to turn out their next masterpiece called 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' or 'Great Expectations' is entitled to try ... I think there are no fewer than three different pop songs called 'The Power of Love'. Of the top of my head ...
by doubleM
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)
Replies: 59
Views: 10640

Re: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)

To clarify I'm talking about the seven serpents tapes possibly not being wiped, not the other tapes for the other stories. I heard kaleidoscope found an 18 sec clip from the first story in a documentary. Is there any way to view it publicly? There's this route http://www.kaleidoscopespecialcollecti...
by doubleM
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 8411

Re: More popular outside their region of production

The studio location, whilst a hangover, wasn't necessarily something they had to keep or dispose of as part of their franchise - obviously ATV saw Elstree as useful. Specifically I believe for two very good reasons. 1. ATV Elstree had two very large studios (C and D) onsite, very handy for the type...
by doubleM
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 8411

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Russell Harty was on LWT before he was networked, I think. Was he ever networked on ITV? I thought he only became nationally known when he moved to the BBC. Although I don't think Russell Harty Plus was ever *fully* networked, I believe some other ITV regions apart from LWT did take the programme a...
by doubleM
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 8411

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Yorkshire Television forged a very strong regional identity in much of their programming (in part originally in defining themselves as separate from Granada and Tyne Tees post the 1968 franchise changes). The local programmes were generally strong and stretched well beyond local news magazine shows ...
by doubleM
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: HTV one off filmed dramas c.1974
Replies: 15
Views: 3342

Re: HTV one off filmed dramas c.1974

If more HTV productions had been like this...sigh! It's probably worth tracking down it's stablemate Diagnosis Murder , which is Levene/Hayers again, this time with a score by Laurie Johnson. The tone is somewhat different, it's less a 'mood' piece for one thing and the focus is partly on detective...
by doubleM
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: HTV one off filmed dramas c.1974
Replies: 15
Views: 3342

Re: HTV one off filmed dramas c.1974

'Deadly Strangers' I believe got a DVD in Spain (with no English soundtrack) and its stablemate 'Diagnosis: Murder' (not the Dick Van Dyke series) had an official VHS release, I think in the US ... so 'rights issues' are hopefully not too much a problem. It's interesting that both were made from Ph...
by doubleM
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 13575

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

Perhaps just a coincidence that the shows ATV have lost are by artistes they found 'difficult' . As almost certainly the most commercially aware British TV company ever at the time of its existence, I doubt ATV let sentiment get involved at all regarding whether programmes were kept or junked. If t...