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by Bodie
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TV episodes you thought were in different shows.
Replies: 18
Views: 1169

Re: TV episodes you thought were in different shows.

I had a very strong memory of Mark Wing-Davey in a very Zaphod Beeblebroxesque role unveiling a marijuana cigarette as "the Sunday joint". I asked a few people about it and was told it must be in The Glittering Prizes. Having watched The Glittering Prizes I couldn't find the scene, so I was quite pl...
by Bodie
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Fictional telefantasy
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Fictional telefantasy

There's a Doctor Who type show in an episode of "Press Gang" - was it Professor X?
by Bodie
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Esma Cannon
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: Esma Cannon

She's really good as the put-upon sister-in-law to Peggy Mount in "Sailor Beware" (with bonus Gordon Jackson, not to mention Paul Eddington as uncredited bearded sailor at the start).
by Bodie
Mon May 22, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: "Metal Mickey" TV For Radio cast album
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: "Metal Mickey" TV For Radio cast album

Thanks for pointing that out Mark!

I too would love to see the rest of Metal Mickey out on DVD. I was just having a sneaky read of "Metal Mickey's Boogie Book" only this morning!
by Bodie
Fri May 05, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actor/Writers
Replies: 35
Views: 1133

Re: Actor/Writers

Ian Marter.
by Bodie
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: The Arthur Haynes Show: Volume 7 [Network]
Replies: 12
Views: 834

Re: PR: The Arthur Haynes Show: Volume 7 [Network]

Billy Smart wrote:is it possible that the three missing episodes have now been added?
Perhaps Network have put one episode on there three extra times!
by Bodie
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV during the 1970-71 Colour Strike.
Replies: 24
Views: 1402

Re: ITV during the 1970-71 Colour Strike.

The titles on the strike affected Hadleigh episodes on the Network set look as if they had the colour level decreased to almost but not absolute zero - you can tell they were from colour film from a tint but not anything more. What else has been out on DVD that was affected by the colour strike? Ha...
by Bodie
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: One-joke comedy
Replies: 23
Views: 1155

Re: One-joke comedy

The Late Show was brilliant viewing. I hadn't realised that after they disappeared from our screens that they were doing radio in Melbourne. I was a huge fan of the D-Generation and to suddenly have them back on the TV was wonderful; certainly compulsory viewing as you say. They had so many good thi...
by Bodie
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Need to identify a short story about a stranded astronaut...
Replies: 14
Views: 990

Re: Need to identify a short story about a stranded astronau

It's definitely not "The Store of the Worlds", which is basically a tale about a man living a normal life, then waking up to find reveal to the reader that he's actually living in a post-apocalyptic world and all that went before was an induced dream of the past, for which he'd paid his life savings...
by Bodie
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: One-joke comedy
Replies: 23
Views: 1155

Re: One-joke comedy

Do you or did you come from Australia then, Bodie? Hi murphy1961, yes I'm Australian too. I agree "Fast Forward" was much better. They certainly did well with their parody versions of Get Smart and so on. (I also agree about Col'n Carpenter and his sitcom, which I was going to mention, but I go on ...
by Bodie
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: One-joke comedy
Replies: 23
Views: 1155

Re: One-joke comedy

"More coal!" Sometimes repetition can be the bedrock that makes the thing funny. The same thing happening over and over, until the hilarity reaches a crescendo. It depends on how the repetition is used or how the familiar set up is played off. It also depends on how far you have to zoom in (or out) ...
by Bodie
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Re-formatted shows
Replies: 71
Views: 2246

Re: Re-formatted shows

I was never happy about Blake's Seven continuing as a story of five people, none of them called Blake. It could be argued that by calling it "Blake's 7", it was about the seven people who belonged to/were connected with Blake, rather than being about Blake himself; just as a show called "Chekov's G...
by Bodie
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Re-formatted shows
Replies: 71
Views: 2246

Re: Re-formatted shows

Trippers Day (1984) starring Leonard Rossiter, turned in to Slingers Day with Bruce Forsyth after Rossiter's death. I never understood the new title. The old one was obviously a pun on "day tripper" What's a "day slinger"? I never thought of the second title as being a pun like the first one; only ...
by Bodie
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: The Arthur Haynes Show: Volume 7 [Network]
Replies: 12
Views: 834

Re: PR: The Arthur Haynes Show: Volume 7 [Network]

Now "Not on Your Nelly" has finally got a box set, I wonder if Network will decide to box these up too.
by Bodie
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Sherlock Holmes with Clive Merrison and Michael Williams
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: Sherlock Holmes with Clive Merrison and Michael Williams

It's a great radio series but I don't think the earliest ones are as good as the rest of the run. They were still working out how to do things and there's a lot of narration by Watson to get over parts. Anything Bert Coules worked on however is terrific. It was someone's comment here about "The Lion...
by Bodie
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: One-series wonders
Replies: 57
Views: 2141

Re: One-series wonders

Dirk Gently. Hilariously witty and strange and much better than Sherlock. I was gutted when they abandoned it. They were out of books to adapt. I thought it was a bit incoherent myself, and I don't mean that on purpose or in a holistic way. The first/pilot episode clearly borrowed from the the book...
by Bodie
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: One-series wonders
Replies: 57
Views: 2141

Re: One-series wonders

I mentioned L for Lester can you think of other examples of programmes that had one successful series and were never heard of again? As HHG and FR&C have already been mentioned, I'll have to go with "An Actor's Life for Me" with John Gordon Sinclair. I don't know how successful it was but I'm very ...
by Bodie
Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Odd misapprehensions
Replies: 125
Views: 4348

Re: Odd misapprehensions

I would start and stop the music by turning the radio on and off, thinking that by turning it off the music would also stop, and the same song would start again when I turned it on, at the same spot where I turned it off. I well recall being sent to bed before a particular show had finished and beg...
by Bodie
Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Replies: 43
Views: 2921

Re: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

I'll have to locate the video you speak of. I'm chuffed to learn Glen Matlock was probably involved.

Actually, I've seen a few interviews with Mr Matlock which I assume are at his house and he's got a poster for "The Rebel" with Tony Hancock up on the wall, so I'm sure he'd fit in well here!
by Bodie
Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Replies: 43
Views: 2921

Re: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Excellent work, all. Now, can anyone tell me who are Disaster Area on the "It's Only the End of the World Again" single? Rumour has it that Rusty Egan was involved, and DNA plays rhythm guitar. I love this song and would love to know more about it. I love how it fits the "boy being meets girl being ...
by Bodie
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Candid Camera (1974)
Replies: 27
Views: 967

Re: Candid Camera (1974)

I always loved Candid Camera because it always seemed rather gentle and good-natured. ! That's how I felt about the US version. Alan Funt was a genial host. Hmm, here's an interesting snippet from Wikipedia: "On February 3, 1969, Funt, his then wife, and his two youngest children boarded Eastern Ai...
by Bodie
Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Up the Elephant and Round the Castle [Network]
Replies: 29
Views: 1411

Re: PR: Up the Elephant and Round the Castle [Network]

Does anyone have a good word to say for it? Actually, I quite liked it. It's one of those shows that I saw as a teenager and could still remember half the gags in the first episode when I watched it on DVD 20 years later - his grandmother telling him to get some cigarettes from the corner shop - "w...
by Bodie
Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Boss Cat
Replies: 39
Views: 2090

Re: Boss Cat

I remember watching one episode of Public Eye where Frank Marker has a tin of "Neocafe", which I thought was great as they only had to alter one letter on the coffee tin. But it also shows it wasn't just the BBC trying to avoid unintentionally publicising products. Last night I was watching an episo...
by Bodie
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Still Loving Thy Neighbour?
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: Still Loving Thy Neighbour?

A flower shop? "Bloody flora!"
by Bodie
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Chef! (1993-96)
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: Chef! (1993-96)

I'll admit to liking Chef too. The smart titles with the programme name made out of food is a neat touch. From memory there are cuts to at least one of the episodes, possibly accidental. I'm thinking of the one where Gareth Blackstock wants to buy some 'proper' traditionally-made cheese but the heal...
by Bodie
Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:07 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network 50% off sale.
Replies: 19
Views: 1876

Re: Network 50% off sale.

It looks like they're using Paypal to validate payments rather than a link through a banking service like they used to with RBS. I get a "Pay by Paypal or Credit Card" link only. Going through the link gives me the option to pay by Paypal or Credit Card, but the credit card payments show up in my or...
by Bodie
Thu May 05, 2016 3:27 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TV stories set in Scotland
Replies: 30
Views: 854

Re: TV stories set in Scotland

Loch Ness turns up in a lot of these, doesn't it? There's the Goodies "Loch Ness Monster" episode too.
by Bodie
Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Gareth Thomas
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Re: Gareth Thomas

Don -- It's all Hitler's fault. GT's family lived in Aberystwych but his father was in the army during the war. His dad happened to get leave in the capital when his mother was pregnant with GT and close to term. She went to London to visit her husband and happened to go into labour, so GT had Londo...
by Bodie
Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Backing up DVDs to Hard Drive
Replies: 14
Views: 1497

Re: Backing up DVDs to Hard Drive

if your dvd contains episodes, they are all lumped together into one VTS set, accessed by pointers from the menu. If you rip them individually, you no longer have to worry about being able to read the dvd file pointers. I'm always surprised when I look at some discs and find that they contain singl...
by Bodie
Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Dad's Army - A stripe For Frazer (animated)
Replies: 14
Views: 1178

Re: Dad's Army - A stripe For Frazer (animated)

My favourite episode is "The Deadly Attachment" ( the U-Boat crew one with Phillip Madoc), in the Radio version Bill Pertwee (Hodges) is absent, so it's Frank Williams as The Vicar, who is taken hostage, when they threaten to shoot him, Frazer's line to Mainwaring, "You must admit, you've never rea...