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by Cole
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 47
Views: 1125

Re: Is it all over....?

Probably not particularly relevant, but two episodes of Target were part of the initial 'BBC Tasties' VHS releases (although, I've never seen a copy). Kind of indicates that there was some sort of perceived interest from audiences at some point.
by Cole
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Britbox - UK version
Replies: 32
Views: 3130

Re: Britbox - UK version

Just a head's up if you've got a iPad, in that you can cast from the iPad Britbox app to a smart TV on the same wi-fi network. I've removed my Fire stick and use this method for most streaming services and You Tube. TV is about four years old. Although, got to admit that ITV Hub and 4 OD can be a bi...
by Cole
Sat May 23, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 44
Views: 3354

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

I think you're right, but whether we have the calibre of actors now that can plough through vast pages of script without having a cut is perhaps another matter... I seem to recall that an actor who was in Holby City (Peter Wingfield) went to work in America and the US actors couldn't believe that t...
by Cole
Sun May 17, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 44
Views: 3354

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

Having now seen the last episode, we have now been given a potential reason for his broodiness (although, that might have clashed with his propensity to sleep around).

Also, for Eye Level fans, a recognisable version at the end of the third episode.
by Cole
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 44
Views: 3354

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

It had a touch of the "Wallander" style broodiness, but wasn't too bad, and thankfully didn't descend into the downright depressing. ... Too many ad breaks though! Yes, two things that ran through my mind when I caught up with it on the very crashable ITV hub. As a first episode, there was a lot of...
by Cole
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: New ITV Sit-Com shock!
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Re: New ITV Sit-Com shock!

Just caught up with this and found it very entertaining and some nice mocking on modern life. Thought it was only me who missed the 'two fingered salute!"

It took a moment to recognise Jimmy Akingbola from his stint on Holby City (as "The Malik").
by Cole
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Britbox - UK version
Replies: 32
Views: 3130

Re: Britbox - UK version

I don’t really want this to descend into Roobarb bashing, but I backed away years ago when a rather politically ranty member was openly giving advice (and unchallenged) on how to shoplift magazines from supermarkets. To get back on topic, I’m wondering how Britbox are going to join in with the likes...
by Cole
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Britbox - UK version
Replies: 32
Views: 3130

Re: Britbox - UK version

I have signed up and have used Britbox to catch up on a few bits that I had previously missed (e.g. Rowan Atkinson's Maigret). But I am finding it a little odd that there is a slight conflict with the ITV Hub ... One thing I was keen to see were the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes. They are not on Brit...
by Cole
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2154
Views: 108409

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

No, I agree, it really feels like they have run out of ideas, yet more alternative time lines and different sets of Doctors. It's just going over the same ground again and again. Nice TARDIS though...oh and last weeks Queen monster was very good, but the episode itself felt like a schools programme...
by Cole
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC Ghost Story: Martin's Close (2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Re: BBC Ghost Story: Martin's Close (2019)

... a too clear, laughable undead person made for a poor show. Yes I agree, that was a major problem. The Boxing Day Susan Hill's Ghost Story on C5 suffered from the issue to an even greater degree, the ghosts were far too tangible. I finally gave up at the sword fight scene. Unless I missed someth...
by Cole
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC: A Christmas Carol
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: BBC: A Christmas Carol

From the fact that Mrs Cratchet had supposedly summoned the spirits, I was surprised at the lack of forgiveness on her part. That's usually hand in hand with a redemption story.

I was also quite taken aback at Bob Cratchet's back-chat to Scroodge.
by Cole
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 29
Views: 2356

Re: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers

The Mallorca Files completely passed me by. Will have to find it on iPlayer.
by Cole
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Dickens' The Signalman and ...
Replies: 0
Views: 604

Dickens' The Signalman and ...

Social media has just informed me that a new theatre version of Charles Dickens' The Signalman is being staged at the Red Lion theatre ... https://www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk/the-signalman.html . I was curious to see if it was the same version that Jack Shepherd toured with which I saw in 2015 as a ...
by Cole
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Absolutely on the Radio
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Absolutely on the Radio

Having loved the Channel 4 series Absolutely all those years ago, yesterday I found out the there is currently a BBC Radio series with he same cast... on series three! It just goes to show that if you take your eye off the ball things like this can pass you by!
by Cole
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 29
Views: 2356

Re: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers

I haven't seen this yet, but an interesting aside in that a friend posted on their Facebook page (unprompted, I may add) that they couldn't believe there was yet another "bent cop drama". Others appear to be noticing too.
by Cole
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops no show
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Re: Top of the Pops no show

I wondered if this was Mike Reid instead Although Mike Read presented TOTP on many occasions, I don't think Mike Reid ever appeared - were you thinking of Runaround ? This can be an issue with Google or Bing these days; the swap between Reid and Read , while searching for the info still came up wit...
by Cole
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops no show
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Re: Top of the Pops no show

Smith didn't want his editions of TOTP repeated, a wish his widow is upholding. Old news mind: this first reared its head back in 2016 when the 1983 episodes went out on BBC Four... Thanks for the reply. What surprised me is that there have been editions featuring Mike Smith broadcast over the last...
by Cole
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops no show
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Top of the Pops no show

A friend of mine informs me that an article in this week's Total TV Guide says that any episodes of TOTP introduced by Mike Smith are not being shown as he isn't giving consent. I wondered if this was Mike Reid instead, seeing that Mike Smith has died?
by Cole
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 29
Views: 2356

Re: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers

Another to add, although it's been a couple of months: Baptiste.

Dutch police officer - and Julien's son - is part of a people traffickers gang.
by Cole
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 224
Views: 18712

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

I've just seen on Twitter that Callan is being shown on TPTV from March 4th (I'm not aware that this has been on TPTV before, but hope this is of use nevertheless).
by Cole
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 224
Views: 18712

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Just seen that Talking Pictures is showing the 1979 Dick Barton: Special Agent series, towards the end of the month.
by Cole
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: "When Dummies Took Over The World"
Replies: 6
Views: 611

Re: "When Dummies Took Over The World"

Mark wrote:Pleasant enough for an hour, although did they say "The Pink Windmill Show" was the first starring show?...what about "Emu's Broadcasting Company"...
Especially odd as there was a tiny clip from Emu’s Broadcasting Company, at the beginning of the Emu segment, where Emu is attacking Billy Dainty.
by Cole
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 29
Views: 2356

Re: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers

Mind you, at least on this occasion it was an adaptation of an existing novel. There is also the aspect where Wagstaffe isn't squeaky-clean in his dealings with his sister's abusive boyfriend.
by Cole
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 29
Views: 2356

Re: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers

Ian Wegg wrote:One more.
Ah. Just caught up with the first story of Dark Heart. I'd guessed it was the sergeant early on, purely because of the way the thing was framed.
Added.
by Cole
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2154
Views: 108409

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

It could be The Beeb have moved it to avoid any serious opposition ( as with Sat/Sun). Being pragmatic, I wondered if, because the BBC's big drama for this Christmas is The War of the Worlds, they decided to move Doctor Who out of the way so as not to over-do the science-fiction during their Christ...
by Cole
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 29
Views: 2356

Re: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers

Ian Wegg wrote:One more.
I haven't seen it, but would that be Informer by any chance?
by Cole
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Staged Classic Sit-Coms/TV Drama
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Staged Classic Sit-Coms/TV Drama

Next month, a theatre near me is doing Father Ted, an adaptation of four television episodes: "The Passion of St. Tibulus", "Cigarettes and Alcohol and Rollerblades", "Grant Unto Him Eternal Rest" and "Are You Right There Father Ted". That reminds me of the proposed musical version of Father Ted; w...
by Cole
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Staged Classic Sit-Coms/TV Drama
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Staged Classic Sit-Coms/TV Drama

Just found out that a stage version of Hancock's Half Hour is doing the rounds next year ... http://www.apollotheatrecompany.com/hancocks-half-hour.html and a very limited run re-creating two Goon Shows is imminent ... https://www.thestage.co.uk/features/2018/the-goon-show-returns-how-a-new-play-is-...
by Cole
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 29
Views: 2356

Re: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers

Thus, Bodyguard gets added to the list; ironically being followed by a trailer for the next series of Line of Duty. I thought of you and this thread as soon as that happened! A-ha! I love police-procedural dramas, but the bent-copper has become a bit ubiquitous in BBC ones. ITV, on the other hand, ...