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by Duncan
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Cousin Oliver syndrome"
Replies: 20
Views: 725

Re: "Cousin Oliver syndrome"

All very interesting... but none of this is "Cousin Oliver syndrome" as far as I can see. According to TV Tropes, Cousin Oliver is "that inexplicable kid added to the show's roster, usually in an attempt to liven up an aging cast with a character the younger demographics can (supposedly) relate to"...
by Duncan
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Cousin Oliver syndrome"
Replies: 20
Views: 725

Re: "Cousin Oliver syndrome"

brigham wrote:The lead actress in Mrs. Dale's Diary changed overnight in 1963, although I never noticed at the time. (It was all just 'grown-ups' talking).
The one I remember best was William Hartnell being replaced by a little Irish fellow in Doctor Who.
I didn't know Edmund Warwick was Irish?...
by Duncan
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Strikes!
Replies: 26
Views: 1257

Re: Strikes!

Timeslip was a victim of the 70/71 colour strike. Not that it mattered much as little care was taken of the rest of it. It didn't matter to me at the time, anyway. I have been trying to find out when I was first affected by the Colour Strike. It was one of the Pertwee Dr. Who DVD releases, I think....
by Duncan
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: EMI 2001 - a model
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: EMI 2001 - a model

This is a truly fantastic idea. Well done Bernie!
by Duncan
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: It Ain't Half Un-PC Mum...
Replies: 98
Views: 5216

Re: It Ain't Half Un-PC Mum...

Thanks for letting us know.
by Duncan
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: "The London Studios:Home Of The Stars"
Replies: 21
Views: 927

Re: "The London Studios:Home Of The Stars"

Have to say that I can’t visualise anything for the London studios. Given that the vast majority of viewers live/lived outside London it really seems a fuss over nothing compared to TVC.
by Duncan
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 41322

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Welll you would say that. The evidence shown from this and so many other Doctor Who threads on the internet is that some Doctor Who fans are pedantic beyond belief with no grounding in commercial or any other reality.

Meanwhile the season 19 set is terrific with some great new extras.
by Duncan
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 41322

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Nicely put :)
by Duncan
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 41322

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Tom Adams was in Warriors of the Deep in 1984, and James Garbott (sp?) was in Genesis of the Daleks.
by Duncan
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2114
Views: 81935

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

and maybe you just don’t get it that many of “us” aren’t interested in self flagellation.
by Duncan
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2114
Views: 81935

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

I don’t think you need to be playing minorities bingo here. Negro was a term used by many without there ever being any suggestion of offence. After all if you wanted to cause offence there’s the other n word. Language and the use of it does evolve but for the life of me I can’t understand why “colou...
by Duncan
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: CHROMAKEY: THE MAGAZINE OF GENRE TELEVISION
Replies: 38
Views: 2219

Re: CHROMAKEY: THE MAGAZINE OF GENRE TELEVISION

I think it sounds a very promising line up.
by Duncan
Mon May 07, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 28
Views: 1766

Re: It's the cops wot dunnit!

series 2+3 of Ashes are a substantial improvement on the somewhat shaky series 1
by Duncan
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Olympics on ITV
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Olympics on ITV

ITV and then the BBC with Formula 1 maybe?

Didn’t the BBC also withdraw from covering the Open recently, whilst it still held the rights?
by Duncan
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 41322

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

brigham wrote:On a visit to Amazon, to see why my Avengers episode hadn't arrived, I was offered a full Tom Baker series on Blu-Ray.
I haven't heard anything about this new development. Anyone got a clue what it's about?
Did you exclaim “Bugger me!” when you saw it?
by Duncan
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: US TV shows that were more popular in Britain
Replies: 44
Views: 1697

Re: US TV shows that were more popular in Britain

Why the capitals for B5 being syndicated. Star Trek TNG and DS9 were first run syndication shows. I thought B5 was on the TNT network?

Arguably you could include Bilko on such a list.
by Duncan
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Paul Of Tarsus - BBCtv 1960
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: Paul Of Tarsus - BBCtv 1960

I think that’s one very optimistic assumption!
by Duncan
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Successful TV Drama careers
Replies: 31
Views: 914

Re: Successful TV Drama careers

There's Gerald Harper: "Adamant Adamant Lives!" and "Hadleigh". In the other category, there's Edward Woodward with "Callan" and "The Equalizer" and back again with "Common As Muck". Robert Vaughn with "The Man From UNCLE" and into "The Protectors", and I suppose "Hustle", although it wasn't a star...
by Duncan
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Successful TV Drama careers
Replies: 31
Views: 914

Re: Successful TV Drama careers

How can anyone posting on a TV related forum still make the Davidson/Davison mistake... I'd have thought Davison is worthy of being included in any list of successful TV actors, with key recognisable roles over several decades. Given that some of the suggestions above concern as few as 2 successes -...
by Duncan
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 41322

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

nobody sane cares
by Duncan
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 41322

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Just ignore it all - its madness to try and reconcile continuity.
by Duncan
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 41322

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Anyone grumbling about continuity re Tom’s new scene should quite frankly be pitied.
by Duncan
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: The Glory Days of Cult TV Fanzines - Is There Interest Still
Replies: 32
Views: 1352

Re: The Glory Days of Cult TV Fanzines - Is There Interest S

That's a shame because you're not exactly an unknown quantity when it comes to the sort of quality they'd be looking for.
by Duncan
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: CHROMAKEY: THE MAGAZINE OF GENRE TELEVISION
Replies: 38
Views: 2219

Re: CHROMAKEY: THE MAGAZINE OF GENRE TELEVISION

what a lovely name for such a magazine - best of luck with it!
by Duncan
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 144
Views: 14028

Re: Still With Us

Mark wrote:Colin Jeavons at 88.

A fine, fine actor - ultra reliable and always a pleasure to see in a show.
by Duncan
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ATV and the 1970-71 Colour Strike.
Replies: 47
Views: 1929

Re: ATV and the 1970-71 Colour Strike.

Probably not because, I suspect, of a lack of knowledge that it exists and/or unwillingness to spend any money.
by Duncan
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ATV and the 1970-71 Colour Strike.
Replies: 47
Views: 1929

Re: ATV and the 1970-71 Colour Strike.

It would be interesting to know if any B/W telerecording of these shows have chroma dots and hence could theoretically be candidates for colour recovery.
by Duncan
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 41322

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

I’m afraid that those of us who have never been branded Ian’s “new best friend” can only go by his public behaviour...
by Duncan
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 41322

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Sounds like you are cutting off your nose to spite your face.

I’m happy to have HD transfers of the film and a proper incidental score. Plus of course the genuine article as the Doctor.
by Duncan
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 41322

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

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. Gosh, who pi**ed on your cornflakes - I assume that you know the chap very well to be so insulting...