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by penfold
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Same Actor, Same Character, Different Show
Replies: 23
Views: 2679

Re: Same Actor, Same Character, Different Show

Probably the most successful example of characters created for a specific film taking on lives of their own, are Basil Radford's and Naunton Wayne's characters Charters and Caldicott......they turn up in cameos and in more important roles in many later films, eventually having to change the characte...
by penfold
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shoestring Series 2
Replies: 44
Views: 7364

Re: Shoestring Series 2

Agree about Bristol. It's been used a good time in the last few years, Skins, Murder in Mind and Mistresses spring to mind. Clifton especially makes a great location. Being Human was the one most popular here, and we're still angry at losing Casualty to Cardiff..... Oh yes, I forgot about BH. Also ...
by penfold
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shoestring Series 2
Replies: 44
Views: 7364

Re: Shoestring Series 2

Simon36 wrote:Agree about Bristol. It's been used a good time in the last few years, Skins, Murder in Mind and Mistresses spring to mind. Clifton especially makes a great location.
Being Human was the one most popular here, and we're still angry at losing Casualty to Cardiff.....
by penfold
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: "Sounds Familiar"
Replies: 12
Views: 1412

Re: "Sounds Familiar"

Isn't another problem that most of the potential demographic for repeats like this are dead? If Looks Familiar was still being made we'd have reminiscences of Acid House, Withnail & I and The Tall Guy... Well not really... because in all the years it was made it didn't move on - it didn't start by ...
by penfold
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Harry Commentator"
Replies: 10
Views: 1559

Re: "Harry Commentator"

It wasn't the worst thing that happened that Cup Final day.....the wrong team won.
by penfold
Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network 50% off sale.
Replies: 19
Views: 3342

Re: Network 50% off sale.

Is it just me that gets directed to pay by paypal even though I want to use my debit card ???
by penfold
Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Dave Swarbrick 1941 - 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 834

Re: Dave Swarbrick 1941 - 2016

You were at Maidstone '70 ??? I expect you knew it was filmed - well, a few numbers each by Fairport and Matthews' Southern Comfort - by Tony Palmer as a half-hour film, to accompany Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii in the cinemas.....it has been legitimately released on dvd too......and may lurk on the i...
by penfold
Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: New agreement between Network and the BBC
Replies: 55
Views: 10083

Re: New agreement between Network and the BBC

One release that would be welcomed all over would be the series Shoulder to Shoulder......after the film Suffragette and the very successful BFI compilation of archive footage, it would do very well.....
by penfold
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Good Old Days on BBC4
Replies: 17
Views: 3115

Re: The Good Old Days on BBC4

Good lord. Thanks for the confirmation....thought I was seeing things.
by penfold
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Good Old Days on BBC4
Replies: 17
Views: 3115

Re: The Good Old Days on BBC4

Just caught tonight's edition....the usual curate's egg; but tell me......not mentioned anywhere as far as I can tell, but Hylda Baker's stooge tonight...isn't that Matthew Kelly in drag ????
by penfold
Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: War and Peace (2016 version)
Replies: 5
Views: 1116

Re: War and Peace (2016 version)

I thought it was superb, with fantastic performances from an amazing cast, but there you go.
by penfold
Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 210127

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

In my view, yes those TV sci-fi guys have done it again. Killed a character and not killed them. I trace this lazy habit back to Star Trek III when they brought Mr Spock back to life. You could also trace it back to some old 6o's thing where they had to change the actor, so they "killed" him off bu...
by penfold
Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 210127

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

Me too. But then I've only been watching the series for 48 years without ever taking it seriously, just , mostly, enjoying it.
by penfold
Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: The Jessie Matthews Revue: Volume 5 [Network]
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: PR: The Jessie Matthews Revue: Volume 5 [Network]

Climbing High is absolutely barking, and a bit of a cult favourite....about time it got a legit release. Carol Reed's pre-war work needs to be reevaluated; they're like pre-code Hollywood in some ways. This and A Girl Must Live, an early vehicle for Margaret Lockwood, are forgotten treasures.
by penfold
Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: The Making of Casino Royale (1967) Telos
Replies: 59
Views: 5348

Re: The Making of Casino Royale (1967) Telos

Nick Its a shame that one of the largest film companies in the world cannot even be bothered to acknowledge correspondence. Film companies are the worst I think. TV stations are simply more aimed at providing a service to the public. Or perhaps it's a necessary self-defense they've had to adopt. (A...
by penfold
Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: Old Bill and Son [Network]
Replies: 1
Views: 470

Re: PR: Old Bill and Son [Network]

Great !!! I've had the Book Of The Film for years.......
by penfold
Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: Rome Express [Network]
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Re: PR: Rome Express [Network]

Now THIS is a classic......
by penfold
Fri May 29, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops 1980
Replies: 138
Views: 16107

Re: Top of the Pops 1980

Well now, with all the editing out of the now-toxic TOTP presenters, instead today they feature The Human League's cover of Rock n Roll Part 2, so now Mr Glitter will be getting some royalties due to his co-writer status.....I can hear the complaints letters and articles being scribbled as I type.....
by penfold
Thu May 28, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops 1980
Replies: 138
Views: 16107

Re: Top of the Pops 1980

Kirsty MacColl singing back-up to Jona Lewie ??? Would that have been her first TOTP appearance ????
by penfold
Thu May 28, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops 1980
Replies: 138
Views: 16107

Re: Top of the Pops 1980

Well now, with all the editing out of the now-toxic TOTP presenters, instead today they feature The Human League's cover of Rock n Roll Part 2, so now Mr Glitter will be getting some royalties due to his co-writer status.....I can hear the complaints letters and articles being scribbled as I type.....
by penfold
Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Robert Rietti
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Robert Rietti

Sad to report, Robert Rietti, actor and consummate voice actor, passed away earlier this month. A 75-year onscreen career... http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news ... bMXZ8BNCHL
by penfold
Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Protectors (ITC)
Replies: 127
Views: 12964

Re: The Protectors (ITC)

Having just finished going through the set, my initial reaction that the running time left so little time for character development or motivational development of the plot meant that it was irksome, gradually subsided,as the main three characters developed (though we never do find out much about The...
by penfold
Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Palin Clangers
Replies: 8
Views: 2101

Re: Palin Clangers

And a special Eclipse mini-episode shows us what to expect..... clangers return
by penfold
Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: video collector
Replies: 5
Views: 896

Re: video collector

20th Century Flicks are a local institution, and Bristol having a real cinema-buff culture it has created its own niche. They also hold THE most fiendish, entertaining but highly-competitive film quiz going, in the 16th C. pub at the bottom of Christmas Steps, once a month. I'm in a team comprising ...
by penfold
Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: The Ealing Rarities Collection: Volume 1 [Network]
Replies: 12
Views: 1489

Re: PR: The Ealing Rarities Collection: Volume 1 [Network]

Saloon Bar in one of the later collections...
by penfold
Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doing it all over again
Replies: 42
Views: 4979

Re: Doing it all over again

The first episode of Sherlock, A Study in Pink, was redone for artistic reasons......and unusually the first attempt was released with the rest of the first series as an extra. As it happens, a good call....... I didn't know this... interesting. What do "a good call" refer to Penfold, that they rem...
by penfold
Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doing it all over again
Replies: 42
Views: 4979

Re: Doing it all over again

The first episode of Sherlock, A Study in Pink, was redone for artistic reasons......and unusually the first attempt was released with the rest of the first series as an extra. As it happens, a good call.......
by penfold
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: The Jessie Matthews Revue: Volume 1 [Network]
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: PR: The Jessie Matthews Revue: Volume 1 [Network]

Volume One !!!!! OOOh, can't wait to see what else we may have in store ???? Climbing High perhaps, an almost unknown classic ???
by penfold
Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: William Gillette Sherlock Holmes film discovered.
Replies: 15
Views: 1829

Re: William Gillette Sherlock Holmes film discovered.

Anyone seen any reviews of this? Blog review and translation Image Dr. Watson (E. Fielding) and Sherlock Holmes (W. Gillette) Sherlock Holmes (1916, Arthur Berthelet) with William Gillette, Edward Fielding, Ernest Maupain & Marjorie Kay This long-lost Essanay production was rediscovered last autumn...
by penfold
Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: Warn That Man [Network]
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Re: PR: Warn That Man [Network]

Thirded.