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by Nick Cooper 625
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 212
Views: 14080

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

So, not really loses then, the US really didn't like negative endings back then. Fatcat brings up an interesting point about "Gideon's Way", that would be the Jack Hedley one, they must have sold that episode as well, but I wonder if they filmed an alternate ending for it. They did do that for some...
by Nick Cooper 625
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Peter Wyngarde Biography: release. February 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Peter Wyngarde Biography: release. February 2020

Yes, Ballard mentioned knowing the Goldbert family - and therefore Wyngarde - in his autobiography, but Wyngarde claimed not to have known Ballard! One of the many contradictions in his story....
by Nick Cooper 625
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Peter Wyngarde Biography: release. February 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Peter Wyngarde Biography: release. February 2020

I have ordered this, mostly because there has been a running battle on Wikipedia for several years as editors have tried to unpick the backstory Wyngarde created for himself which might have stood up in the 1960s and 1970s, but with the benefit of increased access to original records and other docum...
by Nick Cooper 625
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Can anyone identify this memory?
Replies: 11
Views: 948

Re: Can anyone identify this memory?

I recorded Arcadia, The Cutter, and A Martial Kind of Men - all of which are great - at the time (or repeats), and regret not getting more of Short and Curlies.
by Nick Cooper 625
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2114
Views: 81884

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

Mark wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:35 am
Not only that, but why did he mention apologising for what he did, he's never done it for any other of the times he's tried to kill her!
Because he was taking the piss, them being on top of another tall structure.
by Nick Cooper 625
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC: Dracula (2020)
Replies: 10
Views: 881

Re: BBC: Dracula (2020)

Don Satchley wrote:The only horror book of this sort I have read over the last few years was The Keep by F. Paul Wilson. That was splendid but the film of it looks awful from the clips I have seen.
I quite like the film, but then I've not read the book.
by Nick Cooper 625
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: HTV one off filmed dramas c.1974
Replies: 15
Views: 1067

Re: HTV one off filmed dramas c.1974

I honestly thought "Deadly Strangers" etc. were made for TV rather than originally intended for the cinema. It was, while they were making it - under the title 'Silhouettes' as mentioned above. There was a piece in the 'TV Times' that said it was intended for television 'later in the year'. In the ...
by Nick Cooper 625
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: HTV one off filmed dramas c.1974
Replies: 15
Views: 1067

Re: HTV one off filmed dramas c.1974

There was also a run of short films, shown internationally as Classics Dark and Dangerous , which included "The Rocking Horse Winner", "Mrs Amworth" and "The Island", made for HTV by Highgate Associates, who were also behind the adaptation of "Silver Blaze" with Christopher Plummer as Holmes. Silve...
by Nick Cooper 625
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sherlock Holmes
Replies: 231
Views: 10807

Re: Sherlock Holmes

Shame these didn't turn up before the DVD releases BITD. Are they dubbed or subtitled? The screen-grab suggests b/w.
by Nick Cooper 625
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Trailers
Replies: 63
Views: 3652

Re: Trailers

I'm sure it was something like 5.30 or 6pm. #1 = 16:00-16:30* #2 = 16:30-17:00 bar TSW & TVS 17:00-17:30 #3-6 = 16:30-17:00 bar Channel, TSW & TVS 17:00-17:30 #7 = 16:30-17:00 bar Border, Channel & TSW 17:00-17:30, Grampian & Scottish 17:30-18:00** #8-13 = 16:30-17:00 bar Channel, TSW & TVS 17:00-1...
by Nick Cooper 625
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Trailers
Replies: 63
Views: 3652

Re: Trailers

I've been looking into Knights of God a lot recently, mostly as relates to the various non-UK video releases (Denmark, Finland, Germany, and Spain got compilations of varying length), and in the process I was surprised to find this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1twKNuJqmo It's notable that it do...
by Nick Cooper 625
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Trailers
Replies: 63
Views: 3652

Re: Trailers

Graphics certainly came up with some good non-Christmas ones, there was an animated country road scene with a vintage car racing around, that was used in 1978, by the 80's they were coming up with ones to give a more uniform look such as the wheels and cogs one in 1986, changed each year of course....
by Nick Cooper 625
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: New Quatermass
Replies: 12
Views: 1363

Re: New Quatermass

Radio 3, tonight at 10pm... https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000b03y Been out of the loop, but luckily my Tivo "Kneale" wishlist caught it. Very enjoyable, although I did notice a few oddities, such as primarily framing Pit as being set in the London Underground, when they started to talk about th...
by Nick Cooper 625
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: John Pilger
Replies: 12
Views: 827

Re: John Pilger

fatcat wrote:The NHS is in the top 4 of the biggest employers in the world with the Chinese Army at no.1, yet the NHS does not seem to rate highly compared to the Canadian, French or German health systems.
That's just not true.

https://www.internationalinsurance.com/health/systems/
by Nick Cooper 625
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Counterstrike (BBC, 1969) off-air recordings..?
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: Counterstrike (BBC, 1969) off-air recordings..?

Hello Nick :) Hope all is well. Has anyone ever come up for the reason why Out of Mind being bumped didn't just lead to the rest of the series being put back a week? I *think* it's because the "Counterstrike" slot was being given over to "Take Three Girls" which was one of the prestige, heavily-pro...
by Nick Cooper 625
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: John Pilger
Replies: 12
Views: 827

Re: John Pilger

John Pilger is crowd-funding a new documentary on the NHS: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-dirty-war-on-the-nhs-a-film-by-john-pilger The problem is the NHS has always been a soft target as it's year on year increasing appetite will never be satisfied, so you can say what you like about it.....
by Nick Cooper 625
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Counterstrike (BBC, 1969) off-air recordings..?
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: Counterstrike (BBC, 1969) off-air recordings..?

Has anyone ever come up for the reason why Out of Mind being bumped didn't just lead to the rest of the series being put back a week?
by Nick Cooper 625
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Thames TV
Replies: 64
Views: 3969

Re: Thames TV

I saw a video a while back where an american was watching and commenting an old Thames programme and pronounced it 'Fames' In a similar vein, the subtitles on the R1 release of Battle of Britain contained some hilarious errors, such as a RAF Flight Sergeant saying "get the erks over here," being ir...
by Nick Cooper 625
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Dispatches': "No, Prime Minister"
Replies: 1
Views: 277

'Dispatches': "No, Prime Minister"

The eagerly-awaited death of Robert Mugabe has stirred distant memories of the infinitely more missed Norman Beaton putting in a sterling TV performance of the would-be dictator before he showed his true colours. It was for this rather than - unlike most people - Desmonds that I thought he would hav...
by Nick Cooper 625
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Dixon of Dock Green - surviving episodes from series 9-11
Replies: 7
Views: 606

Re: Dixon of Dock Green - surviving episodes from series 9-1

brigham wrote:Once again; surviving episodes, but no means to see them.
One could have made the same complaint about the colour episodes until relatively recently. The fact that Acorn haven't sought to release the b/w ones says a lot about the perceived demand.
by Nick Cooper 625
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Censorship
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: Censorship

Daytime repeats of The Bill seem to suffer from this to varying degrees. "Hilariously," footage of a cooper being shot with a machine gun was recently cut from the episode proper, but was intact in the recap at the start of the next episode!
by Nick Cooper 625
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 3867

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

I don’t think anyone has yet mentioned the super. BLACK AND WHITE IN COLOUR season in the 90s. Can’t remember the year but there was a repeat of the Play for Today A HOLE IN BABYLON and loads more, and a superb accompanying book. Black and White in Colour: Television, Memory, Race 1936-1968 [27/06/...
by Nick Cooper 625
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 3867

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

Simon36 wrote:BBC2 also had a rather tasty RICHARD EYRE season in 1993, which contained three Play for Todays, JUST A BOY’s GAME, COMEDIANS and THE IMITATION GAME, and the SCREEN ONE: PAST CARING.
Yes, that was a nice mixed bag, although I detest the counter-factual Imitation Game with a vengeance.
by Nick Cooper 625
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 3867

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

Nigel Kneale wasn't always that lucky with the "Quatermass" repeats, was he...I don't think he was thrilled with the choice of episode and time slot for the 86 repeat either. At least it was complte, but it was weird having just one episode in broadcast quality, and the other five from more dubious...
by Nick Cooper 625
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 3867

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

A couple of other seasons. The Lime Grove tribute on 26/8/91 "Whacko!" "Doctor Who" pilot "Dixon Of Dock Green" "Quatermass II" Episode 3 of QII, cut down to 30 minutes. The Dixon episode - The Rotten Apple - was followed by the next three consecutive episodes in subsequent weeks. Some others... 05...
by Nick Cooper 625
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 3867

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

Halliwell’s TV Guide claims that C4 showed one episode out of sequence (wouldn’t that automatically make it two episodes out of sequence?) causing uproar among fans. I wonder if this is simply garbled nonsense, or that it’s referring to the swapping of FREE FOR ALL and SCHIZOID MAN. I think it's an...
by Nick Cooper 625
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 3867

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

Ch4 showed The Prisoner in the routine order it was always shown IIRC which obviously was still not to the satisfaction to some of the prisoner aficionados. On the contrary, as Simon C's post detailed, they showed the series in a completely different order to the original transmission run, which in...
by Nick Cooper 625
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 3867

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

I’m sure there must have been lots more but that’s all I can recall just now apart from a steady showing of one-offs; I recall A SENSE OF FREEDOM having a C4 repeat, and later, bizarrely, PENDA’S FEN! Penda was part of their "Film 4 Today" repeats of selected all-film editions of Play for Today , w...
by Nick Cooper 625
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 3867

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

Didn’t Channel 4’s 1983/84 repeat run of THE PRISONER show them mostly in a bizarre order too? Indeed it did (original position in brackets for those less familiar with the series): 19/09/1983 Arrival (1) 26/09/1983 Many Happy Returns (7) 03/10/1983 A. B. and C. (3) 10/10/1983 Free For All (4) 17/1...
by Nick Cooper 625
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodnight Sweetheart
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Goodnight Sweetheart

I suppose Richard Curtis will now totally deny taking inspiration from Gary Sparrow in passing Beatles songs off as his own....