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by Beaker
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Ian Cullen (1939 - 2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 824

Re: Ian Cullen (1939 - 2019)

Indeed. He was a genuinely nice guy and quite humble about the work that he had done and the people that he had worked with. The Aztecs did him a lot of favours as he was able to travel to conventions and make a bit of pocket money from autographs but there was much more to him than that.
by Beaker
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Ian Cullen (1939 - 2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 824

Ian Cullen (1939 - 2019)

RIP Ian Cullen - Probably best known as Joe Skinner from Z Cars and Ixta in the Doctor Who story, The Aztecs. He also had a regular role in When The Boat Comes In, made an appearance in Blakes 7 and was blown up in 90's soap Family Affairs. (Just after buying a new car, unfortunately.) Being a Geord...
by Beaker
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 162
Views: 30650

Re: Still With Us

Andree Melly from Hancock's Half Hour (and sister to George) is still with us at 91.
by Beaker
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "A Binge Of Goodies" Network
Replies: 34
Views: 5030

Re: "A Binge Of Goodies" Network

Mine arrived yesterday...wonderful. Nice signed card in an envelope and the whole thing came in a Goodies tote bag.
by Beaker
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Fenella Fielding (1927-2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 1146

Fenella Fielding (1927-2018)

RIP Fenella Fielding.

A true original, she had a long and varied career but for me her performances in Carry On Screaming and in the Hancock's Half Hour Episode The Poetry Society were perfect examples of her wit and endearing kookiness.
by Beaker
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Hitchhikers" ( TV blu-ray/DVD)
Replies: 6
Views: 1428

Re: "Hitchhikers" ( TV blu-ray/DVD)

Ok...just take my money...again.
by Beaker
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Play for Today on Amazon Prime
Replies: 7
Views: 2122

Re: Play for Today on Amazon Prime

I have a memory of a TV play (I think a Play For Today) that focusses on a person coming to terms with his homosexuality, having a rift with his mother about it and (crucially, as its the only part I can really recall) ends with the scene of his naked back and a lover commenting on his 'lovely tatt...
by Beaker
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Play for Today on Amazon Prime
Replies: 7
Views: 2122

Re: Play for Today on Amazon Prime

I have a memory of a TV play (I think a Play For Today) that focusses on a person coming to terms with his homosexuality, having a rift with his mother about it and (crucially, as its the only part I can really recall) ends with the scene of his naked back and a lover commenting on his 'lovely tatto...
by Beaker
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 162
Views: 30650

Re: Still With Us

Colin Jeavons at 88. A fine, fine actor - ultra reliable and always a pleasure to see in a show. We wrote him a letter many years ago because my Father (who sadly passed on just over a week ago) was convinced he'd been in the army with him. Colin wrote a lovely letter back stating that it must have...
by Beaker
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Arthur Askey
Replies: 7
Views: 1419

Re: Arthur Askey

Yep, I'd definitely buy an Askey DVD set.

Did he ever do an Old Boy Network? That's another series that would be very welcome.
by Beaker
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TV episodes you thought were in different shows.
Replies: 18
Views: 2889

Re: TV episodes you thought were in different shows.

I'm betting a lot of people buying the Battlestar Galactica (original series) box set and looking for the episode where Starbuck is trapped on a planet with only a Cylon for company are disappointed. The episode is called The Return Of Starbuck and is actually a one-off episode from the later series...
by Beaker
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Ed Doolan (1941-2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

Re: Ed Doolan (1941-2018)

Nice guy and a local legend. I did a comedy show on Radio WM called the Kentucky Fried Planet Show, he interviewed us about it beforehand and introduced the show when it aired...to literally dozens of appreciative listeners. :o() RIP Ed.
by Beaker
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 93409

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

brigham wrote:Is that amateur animation?
I've been sold worse!
Yes, it is...ITV cocked up and showed some of overgrown spoilt man-baby Ian Levine's animation instead.

Fortunately, that one is rendered obsolete now.
by Beaker
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Star Trek Discovery and Aspect Ratios
Replies: 10
Views: 2405

Re: Star Trek Discovery and Aspect Ratios

I guess we've been watching different shows....I think Discovery is great. Best Trek since mid-period DS9 to me.
by Beaker
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Lost in Space on Horror
Replies: 36
Views: 4913

Re: Lost in Space on Horror

This reminds me of 'Married: With Children'. Peggy's maiden name in that show is Wanker. Her family, the Wankers, hail from the fictitious rural Wanker County, Wisconsin. Ahh, so she's one of the Wisconsin Wankers then? :o() (The last few posts have made me chuckle more than is seemly for my age......
by Beaker
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: British Comics
Topic: Marvel 'Star Wars' (1977) 'second feature' strip 'Threads'
Replies: 5
Views: 1260

Re: Marvel 'Star Wars' (1977) 'second feature' strip 'Thread

Controller 2957 wrote:
Now, to get hold of a copy of the thing!
If you struggle...let me know. I can always do you a scan from my copies.
by Beaker
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Unforgotten referencing a possible forgotten
Replies: 38
Views: 4959

Re: Unforgotten referencing a possible forgotten

Later featured in a Python sketch about logic (audio only though, I think). "Alma Cogan is dead, but it does not follow that everything dead is Alma Cogan." Yes, it's on the Holy Grail LP/CD, a logician commenting on Sir Bedevere's intervention during the villagers' witch hunt: Good evening. The la...
by Beaker
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The "ageing rock group reforms" plot.
Replies: 10
Views: 2793

Re: The "ageing rock group reforms" plot.

You could add the episode of 'The Young Person's Guide To Becoming A Rock Star' which starred Fish a.k.a. Derek Dick as an aging mansion-dwelling prog rock singer called Derek Trout....
by Beaker
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 162
Views: 30650

Re: Still With Us

Private Frazer wrote:Happy Birthday Rodney Bewes of The Likely Lads ; only 79!
Would be nice to see a one-off 'Whatever happened to Whatever happened to The Likely Lads' episode......that is if someone could get them both into the same room together.
by Beaker
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Anyone Identify This?
Replies: 13
Views: 2260

Re: Anyone Identify This?

Simon36 wrote: Yes, absolutely. I'm sure the phrase "university of life" came up at some point during that night.
From what I've seen of students from the 'University of Life' the place is in serious need of a visit from OFSTED.
by Beaker
Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: British Comics
Topic: Comics archive purchased
Replies: 2
Views: 1586

Re: Comics archive purchased

Surely a complete 'Action' reprint must be on the cards.

I've got them all digitally, but I'd certainly buy the books if they reprinted.
by Beaker
Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Porridge
Replies: 15
Views: 3076

Re: Porridge

I thought they were both ok with AYBS scoring higher with me on the chuckleometer. Roy Barraclogh's Mr. Grainger was wonderful played and provided the best laugh of the show with the 'lift/stairs' speech. Lovely bit of pathos. Porridge was interesting but I agree that this will be dated in a few yea...
by Beaker
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network 40% off Spring Sale.
Replies: 8
Views: 1711

Re: Network 40% off Spring Sale.

Dammit.....I now have no excuse NOT to buy the Quatermass Blu Ray...
by Beaker
Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Ronnie Corbett (1930-2016)
Replies: 5
Views: 1221

Re: Ronnie Corbett (1930-2016)

RIP Timothy Lumsden
by Beaker
Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: New agreement between Network and the BBC
Replies: 55
Views: 10879

Re: New agreement between Network and the BBC

Got my attention with two words...The Goodies.
by Beaker
Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Newreaders hang to the left?
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

Re: Newreaders hang to the left?

Stop that or you'll go blind, I tell you!
by Beaker
Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Paul Daniels (1938-2016)
Replies: 23
Views: 3385

Re: Paul Daniels (1938-2016)

I'm an old lefty and frequently used to read the Gruniad on a Saturday, but even I must admit that of late it has been pretty poor and no longer seems to relate to me. I bought my first copy in about six months on Saturday...decidedly 'meh'. There are reports like the piece of nastiness above from L...
by Beaker
Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Newreaders hang to the left?
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

Re: Newreaders hang to the left?

Apparently its Piers Moron on ITV....thats enough to make me vomit into my museli.
by Beaker
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Newreaders hang to the left?
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

Re: Newreaders hang to the left?

The new bloke, though, is almost entirely devoid of personality. He'll only be working Mon-Sat. As a practising Christian there's apparently a clause in his contract which says he does not have to work on the Sabbath. That was also the case during his stint with BBC Sport. Oh right, I only watch it...
by Beaker
Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
Replies: 10
Views: 2190

Re: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Yep,we get exactly the same advert...that guy has one Hell of a lot of alimony to pay...