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by MrThunder
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The nodding correspondents
Replies: 6
Views: 1488

The nodding correspondents

Are there any broadcasters out there who can comment on this bizarre observation I've made ? OK - the scene in the newsroom is set with our presenter leading up to a report from a correspondent anywhere in the world. You can see said correspondent on a monitor in the background. Standard head and sh...
by MrThunder
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Do they get paid ?
Replies: 3
Views: 913

Re: Do they get paid ?

What a great reply ! Many thanks for the information which makes complete sense...
by MrThunder
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Do they get paid ?
Replies: 3
Views: 913

Do they get paid ?

Here's a bit of a quizzer I have been meaning to ask about for ages ! Often [particularly in the soaps] you will see an image [photo frame on the sideboard] of a character who hasn't been seen for years, i.e. killed off ! Does the actor get paid for this "appearance" ? The estate of Jack Howarth spr...
by MrThunder
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Richard Gregory RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Richard Gregory RIP

Sadly, Jamie Anderson reports the recent passing of Richard Gregory who worked with his Dad [and himself] in many roles, principally working with models and 'creatures' from "Terrahawks" onwards. I knew him from his work on Gerry's Blackpool exhibitions and found him very approachable, fun and inter...
by MrThunder
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: John Bluthal (1929 - 2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

Re: John Bluthal (1929 - 2018)

I was selling at a Fanderson one-day event back in the day and JB was a guest seeing as he was the voice of Commander Zero in "Fireball XL5". He came over and loved the XL5 T-shirt I had but not in his size. We chatted and I soon steered him on to Milligan and he related how it came about in an epis...
by MrThunder
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Richard Baker (1925-2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 984

Re: Richard Baker (1925-2018)

And my flabber was never so much gasted as when he popped up in "Monty Python's Flying Circus" !
by MrThunder
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Crossovers?
Replies: 47
Views: 5681

Re: Crossovers?

A really oblique 'tip of the hat' was the episode concerning murders at swimming baths and one of the staff just about repeating Steve Coogan's mantra about "1986 nobody died" from "The Day Today" !
by MrThunder
Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Adventurer
Replies: 16
Views: 2070

Re: The Adventurer

Is it an urban myth that when interviewed many years later, Gene Barry couldn't remember a thing about The Adventurer ???
by MrThunder
Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Lucan/ The Great Train Robbery
Replies: 11
Views: 1667

Re: Lucan/ The Great Train Robbery

As far as I could tell from The Great Train Robbery there were three quite jarring errors... 1] Outside of Scotland I don't think police flat caps had checker bands round them until about 1974. 2] In the 1960s the Metropolitan, like all other UK Constabularies, had their Constables and Sergeants in ...
by MrThunder
Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: BBC Four HD has started on satellite... sort of
Replies: 7
Views: 1296

Re: BBC Four HD has started on satellite... sort of

I happened to retune my ay-ged Fetch TV [Freeview] HD box last week and it found BBC Four HD, CBBC HD and, I think, BBC Three HD ! Plus maybe one other I've forgotten...!
by MrThunder
Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: British Comics
Topic: New Gerry Anderson comics partwork
Replies: 2
Views: 749

New Gerry Anderson comics partwork

I am surprised no-one seems yet to have commented on this imminent 50-edition Eaglemoss partwork covering ALL Gerry's major series right from Supercar to Space: 1999 including material from TV Comic , TV21 , Countdown and Look-In . Not only is black and white material being colourised but some of th...
by MrThunder
Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Pointless speculation about Dr Who recoveries thread
Replies: 370
Views: 35796

Pointless speculation about Dr Who recoveries thread

Formerly the "Radio Times.com says LOST Who available Wednesday" thread


Can this really be true ??? Digitally available on iTunes, they say. Posted at 7.50pm this evening.

I mean, this is Radio Times.com ! Anyone better informed than me care to comment...???
by MrThunder
Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV cutting films
Replies: 77
Views: 8581

Re: ITV cutting films

Surely one of the most extreme examples of ITV "interference" was with the notorious screening of Gerry Anderson's "Doppelganger" a.k.a. "Journey To The Far Side of The Sun". I don't think I will spoil anyone's enjoyment by saying this involves a journey to a "second Earth" on the other side of the ...
by MrThunder
Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Current commercial variants
Replies: 0
Views: 344

Current commercial variants

Has anyone else noticed the trend some advertisers are pursuing towards producing slightly more "adult" versions of the same commercials for screening later in the evening ? Most obvious is the one for Confused.com where the robot disturbs the 'courting couple' in their car. Earlier it interrupts th...
by MrThunder
Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Corrie double standards ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2522

Re: Corrie double standards ?

No, double standards on the part of the "Lloyd" character, as portrayed in Coronation Street
by MrThunder
Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Corrie double standards ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2522

Re: Corrie double standards ?

Returning to the original thought...I see from the Letters page in the current Radio Times someone had pretty much the selfsame idea !!!
by MrThunder
Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: When are they EVER going to release...
Replies: 182
Views: 18119

Re: When are they EVER going to release...

The Intruder [1972]...Sheila Ruskin aged 26 *sigh*
by MrThunder
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Corrie double standards ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2522

Re: Corrie double standards ?

Plus you have the Chairman of The Open golf course justifying his men-only membership policy as "just the way we like it". Imagine if his Club's policy was based on race, not gender !!! There'd be questions in The House...
by MrThunder
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Corrie double standards ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2522

Re: Corrie double standards ?

I have never read a post on here I could agree with more !!!
by MrThunder
Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Corrie double standards ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2522

Corrie double standards ?

I just couldn't resist an observation that Coronation Street's "Lloyd" [in the current storyline] finds a comment in a pub [which wasn't even aimed at him or his family] so wholly objectionable when, at the same time, he quite casually refers to someone known personally to him [an employee] as "Fat ...
by MrThunder
Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Inspector Morse partwork
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: Inspector Morse partwork

There's a full set on eBay right now - 33 issues - but the picture only shows ONE binder !
by MrThunder
Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Inspector Morse partwork
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: Inspector Morse partwork

Thanks for the thought but it can't be that - 33 episodes made so they knew from the outset it must be 33 editions at least....
by MrThunder
Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Inspector Morse partwork
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Inspector Morse partwork

This, I must admit, is a bit of a bizarre question. Has anyone out there got the complete Inspector Morse VHS/DVD partwork from a few years ago ? If so, have you successfully used the official binders for the magazines ? There were, of course, 33 of these but the binders seem only to hold 15. So you...
by MrThunder
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network website
Replies: 5
Views: 1497

Network website

Am I right in thinking Network have dropped their "Website Exclusive" range ? Maybe in favour of the infant On Demand service ?
by MrThunder
Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The New Avengers - on ITV4
Replies: 17
Views: 2594

Re: The New Avengers - on ITV4

They're not actually HD prints though, are they ?
by MrThunder
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: King In The Car Park
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

Re: King In The Car Park

The bit I found astonishing was that they were able to locate a chap [for DNA testing purposes] they knew was a living 21st Century relative !!?? How on earth did they do that ? If they explained it last night I certainly missed the explanation...
by MrThunder
Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Blackpool Nights
Replies: 10
Views: 1605

Re: Blackpool Nights

A little more local input. The paper in Blackpool spoke to Mike Nordwind who created The Syndicate club and he said when they broke into a cellar area they found tiles upon which Lennon & McCartney had scratched their names. There was also a vintage mixing deck which was in full working order. They ...
by MrThunder
Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Blackpool Nights
Replies: 10
Views: 1605

Re: Blackpool Nights

Just a little local input for you...some years ago the ABC in Blackpool was converted into The Syndicate super club but it has been closed for over a year. The building is on the fringe of a major town centre development and last week the local authority announced their intention to buy it. With a v...