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by Simon36
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Frank Windsor (1927-2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: Frank Windsor (1927-2020)

I'll always see him as a great police officer and also in A for Andromeda. The name Watt might hint at the well-known Conan Doyle supporting character. RIP. Which Barlow acknowledges on Jack the Ripper, when he calls him “my dear Watt.” I’ll also put in a word for his role in a shocking Crown Court...
by Simon36
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: My Wife Next Door (1970s BBC sitcom)
Replies: 34
Views: 1596

Re: My Wife Next Door (1970s BBC sitcom)

Internet suggests they were in Poynton. That seems a bizarrely long distance from TVC...

http://www.poyntonforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=3589
by Simon36
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: The BBC Radiophonic Workshop: Four Albums 1968-1978
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Re: The BBC Radiophonic Workshop: Four Albums 1968-1978

Thanks for the heads up on this. Through a GD is wonderful!
by Simon36
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Other One" other ones!
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: "The Other One" other ones!

Perhaps Colin’s Sandwich had run its course, but I’d certainly have watched another series. A curious one that never gets a mention is Goodbye Mr Kent. It’s an odd one, I think that like The Other One, the premise is a little too bewildering at first glance, and we aren’t quite sure where our sympat...
by Simon36
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Other One" other ones!
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: "The Other One" other ones!

At least with Fawlty Towers it was a case of stop when the ideas the writers were passionate about ran out and not prolonging it with new episodes just written to keep it going and people saying "it's not as good as it used to be". Considering that FT only has 12 episodes, there is a rather high pr...
by Simon36
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The box that says “the adverts are coming”
Replies: 8
Views: 583

The box that says “the adverts are coming”

Can anyone shed any light on that mysterious box in the top right hand corner of the screen with the scrolling lines, the one that used to forewarn us that the commercials were approaching?. I’d always assumed that they were added to the programme By the presentation department live, but I notice th...
by Simon36
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: My Wife Next Door (1970s BBC sitcom)
Replies: 34
Views: 1596

Re: My Wife Next Door (1970s BBC sitcom)

Hannah Gordon probably was thought of, on the back of "My Wife Next Door", although as she admitted, she was asked to do "M&W" after someone else declined to appear. I thought it was a great series, the two leads were really good, obviously a somewhat far fetched idea, but hugely entertaining. Acco...
by Simon36
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Other One (1970s sitcom)
Replies: 9
Views: 649

Re: The Other One (1970s sitcom)

This is a fascinating thread. I think Jason H is spot on about the lack of a strong counterpoint to Ralph. It leaves the audience an awful lot of work to do. But I totally disagree with him about Tom Good being a potentially dislikable character and a bully. I do feel that’s something of an exaggera...
by Simon36
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Two untraceable tv plays
Replies: 8
Views: 946

Re: Two untraceable tv plays

A play entitled “The Crib”, which is not listed in Kaleidoscope, but was broadcast on 26/12/71 as “A Play for Sunday”. The BFI collections catalogue has no record of it either. It was made by ATV. Is there any way of ascertaining whether it exists and where it would be held if so? EDIT: seems this ...
by Simon36
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Crown Court: The Medium
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: Crown Court: The Medium

Simon Coward wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:06 am
I suppose any of them could fall foul of the old problem of being too close to a real case that was in the news at the time.
True. How funny if it was The Medium of all things that was!
by Simon36
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Two untraceable tv plays
Replies: 8
Views: 946

Re: Two untraceable tv plays

Thanks for this, very interesting and good to know that ATV archive recovery is in progress.

Kal guise doesn’t Even list a strand called A Play for Sunday, but you’re quite right, The Crib was an early evening number.
by Simon36
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Crown Court: The Medium
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: Crown Court: The Medium

Interesting. There is just simply no space in the Schedule for them both to have premiered at lunchtime! Can’t see anything in the episode to suggest it was pulled, but perhaps Bolton was, and The Medium replaced it. Incidentally, does anyone know why Traffic Warden’s Daughter was pulled from transm...
by Simon36
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Two untraceable tv plays
Replies: 8
Views: 946

Two untraceable tv plays

Hmmm, unearthed another mystery here while looking for something. A play entitled “The Crib”, which is not listed in Kaleidoscope, but was broadcast on 26/12/71 as “A Play for Sunday”. The BFI collections catalogue has no record of it either. It was made by ATV. Is there any way of ascertaining whet...
by Simon36
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Crown Court: The Medium
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: Crown Court: The Medium

Thanks for this, superb reply, as I would expect! It’s all a right mystery, but i had no idea about those early evening re-runs. Oddly, the TVTimes feature for the launch of ITV’s afternoon programming states that Crown Court would “eventually be seen in all areas”. I don’t know where it wasn’t bein...
by Simon36
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Crown Court: The Medium
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Crown Court: The Medium

Does anyone have a tx date for this mysterious story? My Kaleidoscope guide (quite an old edition now; a newer one may have identified it) doesn’t list it at all, and Wikipedia has “???” for its tx date. A website for the series erroneously lists it as 29 Nov to 1 December 1972. It was certainly mad...
by Simon36
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Threads (DVD Release) - A Few Thoughts
Replies: 21
Views: 2448

Re: Threads (DVD Release) - A Few Thoughts

Each to their opinion and all that, but this is a bit baffling: “many gave up halfway on this tatty and tedious programme, because they themselves were quite optimistic” Did they? How do you know they gave up on it? And optimism about a nuclear attack was the one thing the programme set out to chal...
by Simon36
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Threads (DVD Release) - A Few Thoughts
Replies: 21
Views: 2448

Re: Threads (DVD Release) - A Few Thoughts

Each to their opinion and all that, but this is a bit baffling: “many gave up halfway on this tatty and tedious programme, because they themselves were quite optimistic” Did they? How do you know they gave up on it? And optimism about a nuclear attack was the one thing the programme set out to chall...
by Simon36
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Sydney Lotterby (1926-2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 447

Re: Sydney Lotterby (1926-2020)

Seemed like a really nice guy, and what a legacy. I remember some years back on the Comedy Connections for Ever Decreasing Circles, he revealed (and was clearly still hurt about) being sacked from EDC after series 2, because “apparently I wasn’t giving enough direction to our lead actor”. Which sugg...
by Simon36
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'The Wednesday Play'/'Play For Today' on DVD
Replies: 66
Views: 8103

Re: 'The Wednesday Play'/'Play For Today' on DVD

I get the feeling that Your Man From Six Counties got remembered as an Irish play, rather than Welland one. It's one of the most cinematic PFT stories in intention, with its use of spectacular landscape and climax at a local geographical feature. It's a particularly good choice for a play to restor...
by Simon36
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'The Wednesday Play'/'Play For Today' on DVD
Replies: 66
Views: 8103

Re: 'The Wednesday Play'/'Play For Today' on DVD

The BFI have announced the plays to be included on Play For Today: Volume One : The Lie (Written by Ingmar Bergman / Dir. Alan Bridges, 1970) Shakespeare or Bust (Written by Peter Terson / Dir. Brian Parker, 1973) Back of Beyond (Written by Julia Jones, Dir. Desmond Davis, 1974) Passage to England ...
by Simon36
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC trail that was pulled
Replies: 18
Views: 2221

Re: BBC trail that was pulled

I don't remember the trailer, but that was pretty unpleasant. Also noted that would have cost a few bob to stage only to be used a few times... That's what I was thinking - at the start I thought it must have been a trail for a new series or even a film, rather than just for a channel. How could th...
by Simon36
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC trail that was pulled
Replies: 18
Views: 2221

Re: BBC trail that was pulled

The Creative Services department at that time, who made the trails, had huge budgets and a massive amount of creative freedom, ironically unlike the chain of command in programme making itself! I think the fact that there were awards available for the best trails was perhaps more of an end goal than...
by Simon36
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC trail that was pulled
Replies: 18
Views: 2221

Re: BBC trail that was pulled

And here it is. What on Earth were they thinking!

https://youtu.be/3RiuETHf63M
by Simon36
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC trail that was pulled
Replies: 18
Views: 2221

Re: BBC trail that was pulled

Cole wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:10 pm
Was this it? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4463108.stm
Ah, nice one. It wasn’t the faces one, but the cliffhanger one that’s mentioned at the end of the article. Thank you!
by Simon36
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 8480

Re: Is it all over....?

It would be nice if Network would interact a bit more; would be nice to find out what the lay of the land is on this.
by Simon36
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC trail that was pulled
Replies: 18
Views: 2221

BBC trail that was pulled

I’ve no idea why this randomly popped into my head. Sometime around 2001, the BBC broadcast a trail (for itself) which caused something of a stir. A lot of people complained about it and it was pulled from further broadcasts. I never saw it but I remember it being talked about; i have a vague memory...
by Simon36
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 8480

Re: Is it all over....?

fatcat wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:51 pm
I think Target might have been a bit too common for BBC audiences LOL ..use to lardidah chit chat dramas
Because that’s all the BBC made until Target. And we all thought Loach and Garnett were the trailblazers!
by Simon36
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 8480

Re: Is it all over....?

It’s hideously awful!
by Simon36
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 8480

Re: Is it all over....?

I’m surprised not to see To Have and To Hold, Country Matters, Blood Money, Telford’s Change and Candid Camera available. They would be my top five.
by Simon36
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 8480

Re: Is it all over....?

I have a feeling we are not going to get any more of the half hour era of The Bill or any more Armchair Theatre or Tempo...