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by Richard Martin
Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Boardroom dramas
Replies: 46
Views: 7023

Re: Boardroom dramas

Have a look at the Alan Clarke-directed Play For Today "Beloved Enemy" (1981). Lots of boardroom machinations and a pretty incredible piece of television IIRC.
by Richard Martin
Tue May 13, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Out of the Unknown [bfi]
Replies: 72
Views: 11391

Re: PR: Out of the Unknown [bfi]

Wow. A holy grail release for me. Well done BFI!
by Richard Martin
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: TV Tie In Books
Replies: 32
Views: 4007

Re: TV Tie In Books

Having a cleanup. Anyone interested in any of the following? Happy to give some or all away for cost of postage, only snag is that I am in Sydney, Australia. Still, if you're interested: Warship - Warship: HMS Hero - Warship: Holt RN - all by Ian Mackintosh The Main Chance - Edmund Ward The Troubles...
by Richard Martin
Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:44 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Nicest Surprise from an old series
Replies: 27
Views: 4820

Re: Nicest Surprise from an old series

I went into The Gold Robbers with no real expectations and found it absolutely excellent - highly involving and well-made television. Similarly Spindoe, lurking unobtrusively in the shadow of Big Breadwinner Hog, was a wonderful surprise.
by Richard Martin
Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network - 40% of everything for one week sale
Replies: 35
Views: 5384

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

On a budget but couldn't resist a small outlay on this one. Mr Rose Vol 3, Justice Vol 1 and New Sotland Yard Vol 1 added to the VT drama pending pile...
by Richard Martin
Wed May 01, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: The Plane Makers - Volume 3 [Network]
Replies: 11
Views: 2312

Re: PR: The Plane Makers - Volume 3 [Network]

Just watched Edmund Ward's "It's a Free Country, Isn't It?" - pretty unrelentingly brutal treatment of a much-loved character! Good drama.
by Richard Martin
Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: City '68
Replies: 0
Views: 463

City '68

Does anyone have memories of (or has anyone recently seen) this "forward thinking anthology of dramas about the emerging problems of a city"? According to Lostshows it exists complete, and Network have been very good at releasing Granada stuff. I've been intrigued by this one since I first saw the n...
by Richard Martin
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: It's Dark Outside [Network]
Replies: 17
Views: 3455

Re: PR: It's Dark Outside [Network]

I was always going to buy this, but the positive reviews on here & Roobarb's have given me a little bit of a hurry-up. It sounds great.
by Richard Martin
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: STUDIOCANAL ident
Replies: 18
Views: 2784

STUDIOCANAL ident

I'm finding the crass and noisy STUDIOCANAL ident at the top of every individual episode of the ABC Public Eye set really rather distracting and unneccessary. It's not as if they made the show, they just acquired an archive. If they must bung their logo on it for whatever reason, couldn't they at le...
by Richard Martin
Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Tempo [Network]
Replies: 21
Views: 3155

Re: PR: Tempo [Network]

Rack up a sale from me, looks great.
by Richard Martin
Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: New Network website
Replies: 32
Views: 5216

Re: New Network website

Chris Orton wrote:Whilst I like the look of the new site it seems bizarre in this day and age not to have considered all types of devices on which websites are viewed.
Couldn't agree more.
by Richard Martin
Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: New Network website
Replies: 32
Views: 5216

Re: New Network website

Anybody using an ipad? I am having a pretty horrible time on the new site, takes forever to load (and sometimes doesn't). Functionality feels clunky and limited when it does. More importantly I couldn't get the video streaming happening at all, and accessing this via an ipad would be pretty crucial ...
by Richard Martin
Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:33 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: TV Tie In Books
Replies: 32
Views: 4007

Re: TV Tie In Books

I read and enjoyed the Main Chance tie-in, written by Edmund Ward. From memory it is a rehash of some series 1 episodes but with the John Arnatt character replaced with the Glyn Edwards one. James Mitchell's Callan novels were always a favourite, especially Russian Roulette and Smear Job (but certai...
by Richard Martin
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network Sale 3rd to 16th of December
Replies: 48
Views: 8063

Re: Network Sale 3rd to 16th of December

Armchair Theatres 1 & 2 and the first two Edgar Wallaces for me. A relatively modest investment due to a poorly credit card, an already subtantial pending pile, the spectre of the £40 shipping fee, and a lingering uncertainty as to whether The Fellows would satisfactorily repay my time and money.