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by Tilt Araiza
Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: BBC2 reach at launch in 64
Replies: 9
Views: 1793

Re: BBC2 reach at launch in 64

Here's a coverage map from the April 18th-24th edition of the Radio Times.

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by Tilt Araiza
Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ring tones/Txt tones
Replies: 10
Views: 1210

Re: Ring tones/Txt tones

I have three Village Tannoy sounds from The Prisoner on my phone, the famous 4 note one for text messages, the unused "Boys And Girls Come Out To Play" one for internet messages and the one that was only used in The General for text messages from my wife (using something from The General is not sign...
by Tilt Araiza
Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Almost cast' actors
Replies: 76
Views: 9485

Re: 'Almost cast' actors

Controller 2957 wrote:Ronnie Barker as Frank Spencer
Or Reginald Perrin. Or Stan in On The Buses (Varney was first choice, I believe, but Barker was penciled in as a possibility).
by Tilt Araiza
Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse !
Replies: 4
Views: 1226

Re: Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse !

And when conventional channels go, the new media will get just as bad. I got this Amazon Fire TV Stick streaming device. It adds credit squeezing to Netflix!!!
by Tilt Araiza
Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: The House That Jack Built: The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 30
Views: 2778

Re: PR: The House That Jack Built: The Complete Series [Netw

Maybe the EastEnders fans are enough to tip it over the profit line. Not just Gillian Taylforth, apparently Kellie Bright plays the current landlady of the Queen Vic.
by Tilt Araiza
Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: The House That Jack Built: The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 30
Views: 2778

Re: PR: The House That Jack Built: The Complete Series [Netw

I think the placing of this is deliberate. In my mind the meeting went "Looking at the list, The House That Jack Built is apparently painless to clear. Might bring in a small profit. Stick it out in the middle of the first quarter hidden among that season's film releases. We don't want it stinking u...
by Tilt Araiza
Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Another quest to identify a programme from the 70s...
Replies: 9
Views: 1515

Re: Another quest to identify a programme from the 70s...

Alice80 wrote:I'm much too old for How We Used To Live as I was at uni when it was on (it was an 80s school's programme wasn't it?)
It started in 1968

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_We_Used_To_Live
by Tilt Araiza
Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The Burkiss Way vs The Two Ronnies
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Re: The Burkiss Way vs The Two Ronnies

The "getting insured against becoming Jewish" sketch also turns up in Burkiss, I assume it's before it does in The Two Ronnies but I don't know the dates.
by Tilt Araiza
Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:28 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Old TV Listings
Replies: 80
Views: 7903

Re: Old TV Listings

I'm thinking of starting up a "Genome Project Spelling Mistakes" page on Facebook, their are a few corkers...Ronnie Hazlehirst is renamed Bonnie Hazlehi'rst...and "The Flumps" is renamed "The Rumps"! On BBC Radio 4 FM on 12th December 1972 at 19.25 there is a Party Political Broadcast on behalf of ...
by Tilt Araiza
Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Come on Down:The Game Show Story"
Replies: 51
Views: 5764

Re: "Come on Down:The Game Show Story"

It started on Saturdays, moved partway through series 1 to make way for Bruce Forsyth's Big Night Out, but moved back to Saturday from series 3 (I don't know if it moved for any length of time after that, but I do remember it as a Saturday nigh staple).
by Tilt Araiza
Tue May 13, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Longer versions of signature tunes
Replies: 52
Views: 5263

Re: Longer versions of signature tunes

Does anyone remember those cassettes you could get with Geoff Love and his Orchastra I'm sure there was another that added vocals - "You will discover/everything you've wished for/there on the Magic Roundabout..." Possibly the Mr Pickwick version from this EP http://www.45cat.com/record/mp9015 It's...
by Tilt Araiza
Tue May 13, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Memorable non-celebrity gameshow contestants
Replies: 46
Views: 4422

Re: Memorable non-celebrity gameshow contestants

I remember a guy on Keynotes (I think) who claimed to appear on lots of gameshows, he really introduced himself with "Hey, X is the name, gameshows are the game!". He had spiky hair, gradient shades and a sparkly jacket all to indicate he was the late-80s version of a wild and crazy guy. Some time l...
by Tilt Araiza
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Stan Freberg 'Bannana Boat Song'.
Replies: 13
Views: 1454

Re: Stan Freberg 'Bannana Boat Song'.

You could always ask Mark Evanier, he's friends with Stan Freberg, knows a lot about animation and probably knows who to ask if he doesn't know. http://www.newsfromme.com/contact-me/
by Tilt Araiza
Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Did the mirror globe spin all the time?
Replies: 47
Views: 10184

Re: Did the mirror globe spin all the time?

OR was the "no colour" globe a left-over from pre-Nov 1969 that just wasn't uninstalled The still I've seen of the NODD setup with a non-colour version of the 69-72 globe has the curved mirror behind it, which the last pre-colour globe supposedly lacked. I've also seen a (supposedly authentic) stil...
by Tilt Araiza
Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Random clips you clearly recall but have never seen since
Replies: 71
Views: 6507

Re: Random clips you clearly recall but have never seen sinc

I've mentioned this before, but on Bob Says Oppurtunity Knocks, Monkhouse went through a phase of delivering his final joke in a mock-angry rant style. The first time completely terrified me, I was convinced he'd gone completely Howard Beale. I can't remember the lead up to the gag, but I'm sure it ...
by Tilt Araiza
Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Early BBC television broadcasts
Replies: 21
Views: 2603

Re: Early BBC television broadcasts

http://www.tvdawn.com/ is the place to start. It's been revamped since I last visited, the sub-pages to articles are in a menu on the right, confused me at first but that might just be my problem. There's even a YouTube channel now https://www.youtube.com/user/TVDawn/videos
by Tilt Araiza
Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Who on the MC was the last to get colour television?
Replies: 32
Views: 3606

Re: Who on the MC was the last to get colour television?

We got colour TV c.1982, some time after the launch of Channel 4. The reason I know this is because the first show we watched on it properly was The Munsters, cause for much comment from my parents. For some reason I was more interested in keeping up to date with the doings at Mockingbird Lane than ...
by Tilt Araiza
Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Murder she wrote is to be remade
Replies: 49
Views: 4201

Re: Murder she wrote is to be remade

The story as I've heard it is that Murder She Wrote is just a rejigging of the Ellery Queen TV series of the 70s. Levinson and Link were having a post-mortem on why the Ellery Queen series hadn't been a hit and decided that having a clever but absent-minded man in his 30s had turned people off someh...
by Tilt Araiza
Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The 'Did you ever think, all those years ago ...' question
Replies: 14
Views: 1471

Re: The 'Did you ever think, all those years ago ...' questi

"Yes I did. After my parents sweated and slaved to put me through school and my own hard work paid off getting me into RADA, after living on baked beans for three years because I could initially only get bit parts, I finally made into the RSC, but deep down I always knew people would be asking me ab...
by Tilt Araiza
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: When an actor died
Replies: 27
Views: 2934

Re: When an actor died

One of the most freaky scary moments I remember was when Leonard Rossiter died. ITV put the Rising Damp film on, and at the end (spoiler alert coming lol) when he falls down the stairs, it faded to black and then a picture of Leonard Rossiter came up on the screen. It stayed on there for what seeme...
by Tilt Araiza
Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:13 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Barry Took memory query
Replies: 13
Views: 1750

Re: Barry Took memory query

I remember some sort of UK Gold chat show on a pub set. Guests including John Junkin and The Krankies (in the same edition) and Lionel Jeffries (I don't know who else was in his edition). I have an vague feeling that there might not have been a host and the guests just drew anecdotes from each other.
by Tilt Araiza
Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network - 40% of everything for one week sale
Replies: 35
Views: 3910

Re: Network - 40% of everything for one week sale

Yes, it does seem to go nuts when you go above a certain weight and I've learned it's cheaper to order in smaller batches than one big batch. For an example of typical postage rates, in the sale I ordered 3 titles (two 4-disc sets and a 2-disc) and the postage came to £7.85 to the US.
by Tilt Araiza
Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Southern Television's French Film slot - anyone remember it?
Replies: 13
Views: 1312

Re: Southern Television's French Film slot - anyone remember

Dug through some TV Times scans and there's a showing of the 1957 Polish film Kanal under the banner "The Late, Late Show" on Friday February 2nd 1979 (the 1980 and 1981 examples I've seen list the slot as "The Late, Late Premiere). It says that the 1979 strand is the second season.
by Tilt Araiza
Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV cutting films
Replies: 77
Views: 8553

Re: ITV cutting films

Can anyone confirm/disprove the legend that ATV made The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty fit its timeslot by removing the dream sequences?
by Tilt Araiza
Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Archive TV you dreamt
Replies: 30
Views: 3425

Re: Archive TV you dreamt

Last night I dreamt an episode of The Sandbaggers in which SIS was thrown into chaos when it appeared that Neil Burnside had defected. As it turned out, he'd just decided to nip off to Madrid to see a Beach Boys concert.
by Tilt Araiza
Fri May 10, 2013 2:47 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Schools programmes: why did they have to 'follow shortly'?
Replies: 36
Views: 3942

Re: Schools programmes: why did they have to 'follow shortly

Perhaps there's some 'teachers' notes' which explain it... There were notes issued in 1962 and 1963 for the BBC schools broadcasts that show the tuning symbol and explain that this gives the teacher time to adjust the TV controls and to "try to avoid making any adjustment to your receiver in the la...
by Tilt Araiza
Thu May 02, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: Link [Network]
Replies: 7
Views: 967

Re: PR: Link [Network]

First thing that entered my head, too. That moment of "That's a surprise, but still...it is Network and there's bound to be some interesting bits on it...historical interest..."medical model" or "social model" approaches as portrayed in mass-media. Oh, killer chimps. My mistake."
by Tilt Araiza
Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:01 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sherlock Holmes
Replies: 231
Views: 24075

Re: Sherlock Holmes

In that particular episode, or the series in general? That particular episode. When Watson's helping Holmes move some bees between hives (I think that's what they're doing) he tells Watson to "open channel D". At another point Watson says "criminals are a superstitious, cowardly lot" (actually, I t...
by Tilt Araiza
Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sherlock Holmes
Replies: 231
Views: 24075

Re: Sherlock Holmes

Bodie wrote:
mikew wrote:references to the Gillette plays, the "head Llama" and the Twilight Zone
I missed the Twilight Zone reference. Coules also once confirmed that there are nods to The Shadow, Batman and The Man From UNCLE, there's also a Star Trek reference that I've never been able to pick up.
by Tilt Araiza
Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sherlock Holmes
Replies: 231
Views: 24075

Re: Sherlock Holmes

didi-5 wrote:I'm sure I've forgotten someone ...!
You missed out Edward Woodward in Hands Of A Murderer, probably deliberately.