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by fatcat
Mon May 25, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Sapphire and Steel - ITV strike 1979
Replies: 16
Views: 384

Re: Sapphire and Steel - ITV strike 1979

I do not know where these precise documents ended up or whether indeed they were mandated by the Authoirity, I imagine they were indeed a legally required requirement. Interesting to note that ‘How’ was a local transmission, I always thought it was a networked show so perhaps it was a repeat? I thi...
by fatcat
Sat May 23, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 34
Views: 2115

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

Happened to catch one of these on TPTV on the telly last night, I did not see any of this series originally as I was a student at the time with other things to do than watch telly! I really enjoyed everything about it, the quality of the acting from all the main characters, the mixture of VT and 16...
by fatcat
Fri May 22, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Classic 1950s ITV on Talking Pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Classic 1950s ITV on Talking Pictures

Talking of ITC's ' adventures of ' series I vaguely remember 'Adventures of Francis Drake' as a quality show with a satisfying theme tune. ..and 'Sword of Freedom' wasn't that Robin Hood in Florence LOL ? I think we had a good TV relationship going on with America at the time. They loved all our cos...
by fatcat
Wed May 20, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 35
Views: 1302

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

If there is a way to delete it do you think I should? Or does anyone want to continue discussing? I shouldn't worry about it, think of all the threads that have just withered and died and you have created one that has stirred up a bit of passion and the catalyst was a 50-year-old programme that may...
by fatcat
Tue May 19, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 35
Views: 1302

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

I think series 4 did address something rather well, it addressed the fact that the human mind is a deep and complicated structure and individuals with blue fingers (as a nonoffensive example) don't always behave like other people with blue fingers, they may have traits of people with green fingers. ...
by fatcat
Tue May 19, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Classic 1950s ITV on Talking Pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Classic 1950s ITV on Talking Pictures

brigham wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 3:06 pm
"There are two things in life I hate, Budgie...
... and you're both of them".

The two things people will probably watch it for is nostalgia and Charlie Endell ..but not for Adam Faith's acting LOL...
by fatcat
Mon May 18, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Classic 1950s ITV on Talking Pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Classic 1950s ITV on Talking Pictures

..and 'Budgie' too
by fatcat
Mon May 11, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 212
Views: 14148

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

ozsat wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 5:32 pm
Sapphire and Steel is on Forces TV from 1st June.

OMG! and I have lost Forces TV sob sob
by fatcat
Sun May 10, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Recycled titles
Replies: 24
Views: 1333

Re: Recycled titles

From a Birds Eye View....A BBC travelog around the country in a helicopter ..or a 'mid Atlantic' ITC sitcom
by fatcat
Fri May 08, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 212
Views: 14148

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Pick TV ch.11 Weekday evenings

have started showing the BBC Merlin show from a decade ago... "I don't believe it"
by fatcat
Tue May 05, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 212
Views: 14148

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Quatermass ? oh good..not sure I liked it first time around and IIRC it looked rather grotty for an expensive series. But would like to see it again and reappraise. Early mornings mid May , TPTV will be showing Together a swansong Southern soap with Victor Maddern as a continuing character, and perh...
by fatcat
Tue May 05, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV
Replies: 12
Views: 807

Re: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV

I think there was one previous to the 23rd but they managed to steer the ship back on course (so to speak) before the transmission however that one looked technically a bit rough (ie awkward camera angles, poor microphone setups and may not have had titles etc). Over on the BBC 'That Life' was also ...
by fatcat
Sun May 03, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Jill Gascoine 1937 - 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: Jill Gascoine 1937 - 2020

Thinking about Jill as part of the excellent regular cast in TPtv's gem the once-forgotten 70s afternoon soap ROOMS We were entertained with the realistic every day unsensational dramas of bedsit land in the 70s.... and still are. Meanwhile, at the time of Jill's death in present-day soap misery & h...
by fatcat
Sat May 02, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Everyone at Home broadcasting
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Everyone at Home broadcasting

Not any more! "I decided that I had to grab the opportunity to fly back to the Netherlands on one of the last repatriate flights from Peru." https://www.itchyboots.com/motorcycle-stories-blog/my-experience-as-motorcycle-traveller-during-covid-19-crisis Looks interesting though - I might give it a w...
by fatcat
Fri May 01, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Everyone at Home broadcasting
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Everyone at Home broadcasting

There is a possibility at the end of it all that somebody says - "Hey we don't need camera/sound/lighting/directors people anymore" I follow a travelog on You Tube called Itchyboots, this woman travels all around the world on a motorbike, records hours of footage each day then edits herself and adds...
by fatcat
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)
Replies: 38
Views: 2180

Re: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)

It's odd looking at what survives and doesn't in those early years, for instance "Elephants Eggs In A Rhubarb Tree" doesn't, but probably wasn't sold overseas, "Tottering Towers" doesn't either, although I would have thought that would be another overseas contender. Both series of "Pardon My Genie"...
by fatcat
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Time Tunnel vs. Dr.Who
Replies: 17
Views: 795

Re: The Time Tunnel vs. Dr.Who

Probably my least favourite of the big four, wasn't greatly keen when it was first shown. Sixty to seventy per cent of it was stock footage! OK, so which ones are "the big four"? The big four of SF, or of time travel? I must say, the ones that I saw really were excellent at using stock footage. The...
by fatcat
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)
Replies: 38
Views: 2180

Re: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)

Possibly other TV markets decided it was a bit too way out and scary for their kids?... but that would also mean these markets
received 'audition' copies on 16mm film or Umatic VCR..
In the same year of AOW's premier the preceding series from the same crew SMITH survives intact.
by fatcat
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Ronan O'Rahilly
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Ronan O'Rahilly

When you think about it, what a concept! "let's broadcast from a boat outside territorial waters" Then logistics of the mast (on a rocking boat) and the power needed to get the coverage, quite something to think about when today your mobile phone drops a call. Of course, the government was having no...
by fatcat
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 34
Views: 2115

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

The Post Office wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:46 pm
The Van Der Valk remake begins Sunday, 26th April at 8pm on ITV

https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2020 ... haracters/
Actually that looks like its worth a watch.
by fatcat
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Time Tunnel vs. Dr.Who
Replies: 17
Views: 795

The Time Tunnel vs. Dr.Who

Warning a lockdown ramble... I had not seen The Time Tunnel for a very long time so welcomed its daily rerun on Horror.ch.70 ...Now rose-tinted spectacles remembered it as the usual 'money no object' bit of American glam..but seeing it every day now I realize it's cheap..very cheap LOL, they re-use ...
by fatcat
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Timeslip telerecordings-(Audio question)
Replies: 26
Views: 1803

Re: Timeslip telerecordings-(Audio question)

Reproduction of optical soundtracks has come along way in the 21st Century. To light the path of the track to the pick up cell, the old way was to use a typical filament bulb... however, the filament had to be perfect to get the best-focused light blade *' onto the pick-up cell ..and so bulbs that l...
by fatcat
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: 'Armchair Theatre' on Talking Pictures
Replies: 37
Views: 2286

Re: 'Armchair Theatre' on Talking Pictures

"Armchair Theatre" is back on TPTV, starting Sunday night at 10pm ( after "Palladium") with 1971's "Office Party", Peter Barkworth and Ray Brooks appear. Do you know if it is ones they have not shown before? If not... Bless em TP TV ... I suppose having their expertise in film knowledge it may not ...
by fatcat
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Roger Marshall (1934-2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Roger Marshall (1934-2020)

Basically any TV series of any note would have at least a script written by Roger Marshall... probably several, and of course his shining beacon Public Eye If there was such a thing as fairness in the world, then it was very unfair that such an imaginative and conscientious writer struggled with Alz...
by fatcat
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 212
Views: 14148

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

fatcat wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:59 pm
Just to mention

it appears to be on every week day and not just Wednesday as I first thought.

Next episode Doug and Tony appear in the 21st Century ...."Noooooooo ... get us out of here quick as you can"


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by fatcat
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 212
Views: 14148

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Just to mention

it appears to be on every week day and not just Wednesday as I first thought.

Next episode Doug and Tony appear in the 21st Century ...."Noooooooo ... get us of here quick as you can"


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by fatcat
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 212
Views: 14148

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

The Time Tunnel (1966) on Horror Weds night 8pm from 18 March Yeees! Splendid stuff. Thought-provoking,too. "We seem to be on a ship..." Out of the countless number of ships which have sailed the Oceans of the World, I wonder which one it could be..? Ha ha and it's in 'color' too what more could yo...
by fatcat
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 212
Views: 14148

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

The Time Tunnel (1966) on Horror Weds night 8pm from 18 March

Yeees!
by fatcat
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Roy Hudd 1936 - 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 526

Re: Roy Hudd 1936 - 2020

Absolute Legend! So many wonderful shows and appearances, strangely one thing I always think of him for, was that 'Keep Britain Tidy' PIF, where he joins the youngsters against Litter! Also a lovely early appearance in one of the surviving episodes of "Our House", inadvertently on the receiving end...
by fatcat
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 212
Views: 14148

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Ready Steady Go documentary on BBC4 on Friday...but of course

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08642p3


Also TPTV is showing Tom Bell's 'OUT around 12am from April on Sundays I believe



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