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by JezR
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Getting the answer first
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: Getting the answer first

13 across. Type of bird R__K. Rook or Rilk? (Porridge).
by JezR
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Other One (1970s sitcom)
Replies: 9
Views: 649

Re: The Other One (1970s sitcom)

I guess I must have liked it when first shown as I recorded audio copies of some of the first series, which I didn't do that much. In the end I suppose it just appealed to too narrow a set of people.
by JezR
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 57
Views: 3723

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

Green Acres was first shown on BBC 1 through much of 1966 into 1967 at first tea-time Sundays, later Friday mid-evening and finally Thursday early evening. A few episodes were shown in the summer and 1968.
by JezR
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Tommorow people Scripts/pdfs any info?
Replies: 18
Views: 1738

Re: Tommorow people Scripts/pdfs any info?

Not seen the The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes one, sounds worse than the pack of London postcards they bought for the Tomorrow People backgrounds LOL but surely that Rivals of Sherlock Holmes as a costume drama that can still be shown anywhere today is a candidate for an effects redo to keep it credib...
by JezR
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Tommorow people Scripts/pdfs any info?
Replies: 18
Views: 1738

Re: Tommorow people Scripts/pdfs any info?

It is surprising how bad effects could be yet considered acceptable at the time rather than getting round it or just doing something else. However, the Tomorrow People doesn't have the shoddiest chromakey work I have seen recently on an early 70s Thames programme; that honour goes to an edition of T...
by JezR
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Was there racism in Hancock's Half Hour?
Replies: 17
Views: 2246

Re: Was there racism in Hancock's Half Hour?

“Enoch’s Dreaming of a White Christmas” has been edited out of UKTV showings of the 1973 S&S Christmas Special for about 10 years.
by JezR
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 7899

Re: He never said that...

The stage show may have started as early as the Radio Luxembourg era of DYM.
by JezR
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 7899

Re: He never said that...

I think the differential may be when they were billed as the 'Mitchell Minstrels' it was blackface, but not if they were the 'Mitchell Singers'. There are some shows such as Christmas Night With the Stars in 1959 where each are used in different places. The first appearance of on TV of Mitchell Mins...
by JezR
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 7899

Re: He never said that...

The question comes to my mind whether they put on blackface for the radio shows on the Light Programme and Radio 2. I guess they might if there was an audience.

There wasn't any in the George Mitchell Glee Club in 1958, from what pictures I have seen of it.
by JezR
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Forces tv
Replies: 12
Views: 1770

Re: Forces tv

Mux 8 is being turned off nationwide.

https://www.freeview.co.uk/help/22-jun- ... st-changes
by JezR
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Lynn Faulds Wood (1948-2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 681

Lynn Faulds Wood (1948-2020)

Lynn Faulds Wood died 24/04/2020 after a stroke and a subsequent bleed on the brain.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52410491
by JezR
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 237
Views: 33282

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

The money financing the film in part from the US Information Agency probably influenced that ending,
by JezR
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC sneak out a disguised "Ghost Story for Christmas"
Replies: 27
Views: 4464

Re: BBC sneak out a disguised "Ghost Story for Christmas"

Doctors occasionally goes to another plain with some quite raving mad episodes- but a change is as good as a rest and is all good fun. In the raving mad category, the episode on 12/3/2020 had a storyline where a woman thinks everyone she meets is Joe Pasquale. With Joe Pasquale playing all the char...
by JezR
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Programmes that kept going for no real reason
Replies: 22
Views: 3941

Re: Programmes that kept going for no real reason

The annual coverage of The Lord Mayor's Show by the BBC. Not sure if it is a totally uninterrupted line, but it was first on TV in 1937 and radio in 1926. 2019 is still on the iPlayer until this year's is covered.
by JezR
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Trailers
Replies: 63
Views: 8342

Re: Trailers

There were one or two trails ( of a sort) at the end of a couple of episodes of the first "Tomorrow People" serial, "The Slaves Of Jedikiah", they exist on the recordings at the end of the episodes, as they were there to pad out the episode durations. There was a lengthy one at the start of series ...
by JezR
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Richard Branson TV series
Replies: 4
Views: 993

Re: Richard Branson TV series

Sounds like "The Rebel Billionaire: Branson's Quest for the Best". Made for Fox in the USA in 2004, shown in the UK on ITV2. Mixed daredevil stunts with tasks more like the Apprentice, of which to a large extent it was derivative; Trump's verdict was '"I don't know the guy, but I think he's got zero...
by JezR
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 11613

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

The companies that didn't run Crossroads at 18:30 from the mid 1960s often used American comedies to fill a half-hour there or after the national news; Granada is the prominent major in that category, but Tyne Tees is one of the minors with this practice as for a time was Channel. For the last havin...
by JezR
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Greatest radio programmes
Replies: 9
Views: 1323

Re: Greatest radio programmes

The Shipping Forecast did originally get its own billing in the Radio Times in the same manner as any other programme. Somewhat odd to give it a start date of 1911 though, as the current format of it didn't start until 1924, and maybe it should list all the stations it has been on but it is a long l...
by JezR
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Gunsmoke/Gun Law
Replies: 15
Views: 1862

Re: Gunsmoke/Gun Law

However, A-R and ATV (Midlands) were showing the programme under the title Gun Law back in 1955-6.
by JezR
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Morecambe And Wise in America" (Gold)
Replies: 3
Views: 789

Re: "Morecambe And Wise in America" (Gold)

A point not mentioned in the programme I think is that Hills and Green had previously written alongside Mel Brooks for Dave King's stint introducing Kraft Music Hall in the late 50s - early 60s.
by JezR
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Grandstand question
Replies: 6
Views: 1188

Re: Grandstand question

Maybe editorial judgement or the duration of the live athletics & tennis pushed the films right to the end, which the PasB would confirm. Even so, the regular 'Sports Special' for generally 2 highlight films of the day was often not scheduled to start until 22:45 anyway, so it wouldn't necessarily b...
by JezR
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC2 launch
Replies: 3
Views: 772

Re: BBC2 launch

Apart from the headlines, Newsroom was supposed to be on at 22:35 up to closedown at 23:00.
by JezR
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC2 launch
Replies: 3
Views: 772

Re: BBC2 launch

The first Line-Up was always intended to contain a news summary, although a separate reader isn't credited.

BBC 1 had Richard Baker intriducing an old Western film that had been kept at AP as a standby.
by JezR
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: A piece of Rediffusion ephemera
Replies: 7
Views: 1883

Re: A piece of Rediffusion ephemera

That's what you get if you employ a bunch of disparate artists.
by JezR
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: A piece of Rediffusion ephemera
Replies: 7
Views: 1883

Re: A piece of Rediffusion ephemera

You might enjoy this associated (!) website containing various covers of Fusion, the company in-house magazine: https://fusion.rediffusion.london/ Incredible variety of styles, some reeking of the time they were designed and one sort of presciently featuring a stylised London-scape with St Pauls in ...
by JezR
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Topical quizzes and panel games
Replies: 5
Views: 794

Re: Topical quizzes and panel games

Considering radio, Children's Hour incorporated a regular 'Current Affairs Quiz' in the 1940s. Straightforward general knowledge though, matching regional teams.
by JezR
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: A up its the Indoor league see thee.
Replies: 8
Views: 1140

Re: A up its the Indoor league see thee.

I recall the story that Fred Trueman used to tell that when he got the script for Indoor League he complained to Sid Waddell that he didn't speak like that. 'You do now', was his reply.
by JezR
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Armchair Theatre query - re Didsbury to Teddington
Replies: 27
Views: 2754

Re: Armchair Theatre query - re Didsbury to Teddington

Howard Thomas' 1977 autobiography says: 'In November 1958 I inspected the empty film studios of Warner Brothers at Teddington … Within four months the staff moved in to produce Armchair Theatre at its London base.' This autobiography is not always reliable as to timings or details but this lends sup...
by JezR
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: High & Dry
Replies: 8
Views: 1018

Re: High & Dry

I think there were references to Dad's Army in the publicity to High and Dry, but the show was rather staid and nondescript as I remember it despite the quality of the cast. Being studio-bound didn't help.
by JezR
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The 'Rivers of Blood' speech
Replies: 4
Views: 922

Re: The 'Rivers of Blood' speech

ABC's forte was more of a topical magazine show than straight news which might have been ideal for coverage of this issue, but they had already decamped the team behind such programmes down to London to prepare for making Today for Thames.