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by fatcat
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Jacki in Granadaland
Replies: 0
Views: 34

Jacki in Granadaland

If you like technical snippets of TV in the golden age. Then Jaqueline Turner has a very enjoyable biography here for free of her career at Granada TV. Jacki is the wife of the legendary World in Action cameraman George Jesse Turner. Lots of geeky technical stuff ..yum yum https://www.granadaland.or...
by fatcat
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Talking Pictures - more 'No Hiding Place' episodes
Replies: 16
Views: 1519

Re: Talking Pictures - more 'No Hiding Place' episodes

Mark wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:00 am
They have found another one!

Good ol' TPTV, the box set is getting bigger"
Great! thanks to TP they are on the screen again, makes you wonder what the heck the BFI intends to do with the ones it has, which have been sitting on the shelves for 50+ years.
by fatcat
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Teletext still alive !
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Teletext still alive !

Sometimes you could pick up broken and fragmented pages from the day you recorded your VHS tape.

Don't know if this was improved by using SVHS or the equiv 'super' Betamax system?
by fatcat
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Ann Lynn (1933-2020)
Replies: 0
Views: 126

Ann Lynn (1933-2020)

Was reminded of actress Ann Lynn on 'The Comedian's Graveyard' Private Eye episode showing on TPTV. Apparently her life had been much like the Tessa Wyatt character and not like the glam lifestyle I assumed she had. Just a jobbing actor, taking various jobs in Civvy St when the acting jobs were thin...
by fatcat
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The box that says “the adverts are coming”
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: The box that says “the adverts are coming”

You would not have seen these on your TV at home if the technician had set the TV to certain parameters on the test card. As with the Teletext data lines, which were hopefully hidden off the top of the screen. Some old ( they didn't know it was coming LOL) TV sets would actually show the teletext a...
by fatcat
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The box that says “the adverts are coming”
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: The box that says “the adverts are coming”

You would not have seen these on your TV at home if the technician had set the TV to certain parameters on the test card. The one on the left side ( a standby to the machine ops to run prerecorded sequencies after a live studio sequence) was mainly used on programmes with no budget for an edit or be...
by fatcat
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 237
Views: 33282

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

ozsat wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:04 pm
It already has - some good stuff on there.
Wow didn't notice, looks like Pick is moving to ch.34 once I retune
by fatcat
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 237
Views: 33282

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Sky Arts apparently launching on Freeview 11 .

Expect archive 'art' such as from The South Bank Show- Aquarius -etc
But also music/talk shows and a few dramas thrown in as well.
by fatcat
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Blake's 7: Why No DVD Release In North America?
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Blake's 7: Why No DVD Release In North America?

Perhaps too obscure for a distributor to risk? don't know
I could not imagine it being broadcast in the USA, didn't they (in those days) frown upon an action series made on VTR ?
Did they show the Canadian Starlost show?
by fatcat
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast
Replies: 38
Views: 4806

Re: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast

Next episode - The Baron, being recorded tomorrow It's great! very involving especially if The Baron has been a long part of your life's wallpaper ..so to speak. Perhaps a little harsh on David Marlowe, as if the Baron was visiting his shop in London he had to have someone one running it of 'retail...
by fatcat
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Diana Rigg (1938-2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: Diana Rigg (1938-2020)

I recall the Avengers one about the guy dressed as an old dear stabbing people with knitting needles. ..In the opening scene Emma had been to a party and had a sort of skin-tight outfit on. Now I was watching it on my grandma's TV set which now realise had a fading tube as it made everything look ex...
by fatcat
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: My Wife Next Door (1970s BBC sitcom)
Replies: 34
Views: 1596

Re: My Wife Next Door (1970s BBC sitcom)

An interesting history from contributors, and perhaps no reason why it is not included in the BBC perennial basket of repeats. Unless of course perhaps somebody is blocking it? I don't recall the later final repeats at all But in the end It must have been because of Hannah Gordon why I remembered it...
by fatcat
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: My Wife Next Door (1970s BBC sitcom)
Replies: 34
Views: 1596

My Wife Next Door (1970s BBC sitcom)

Talking of short-run sitcoms does anyone remember and have opinions of My Wife Next Door It appeared to have been only a few episodes that were quickly repeated and never heard of again IIRC. It starred John Alderton and Hannah Gordon as a separated couple who find themselves living in the two ends ...
by fatcat
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Talking Pictures - more 'No Hiding Place' episodes
Replies: 16
Views: 1519

Re: Talking Pictures - more 'No Hiding Place' episodes

Presumably the only prints in existence for those episodes, so should we expect too much ?

Probably some old boy ran them on his old projector and kept them in his loft for 50 odd years, he could have chucked them in the bin at any time and we would have never seen them.
by fatcat
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Most in need of a reissue.....
Replies: 16
Views: 1156

Re: Most in need of a reissue.....

I will nominate the wartime series Pathfinders. Although I have mixed feelings about the series itself, it could certainly do with an upgrade. I suppose we should always be grateful when an obscure TV show such as this is released at all, but really, the 16mm film transfers in the currently availab...
by fatcat
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Two untraceable tv plays
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Re: Two untraceable tv plays

Thanks for this, very interesting and good to know that ATV archive recovery is in progress. Kal guise doesn’t Even list a strand called A Play for Sunday, but you’re quite right, The Crib was an early evening number. Fellow poster Billy Smart usually knows what the BFI is up to and he brought to t...
by fatcat
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Two untraceable tv plays
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Re: Two untraceable tv plays

Once upon a time, ITV use to show 2 plays on a Sunday night.... the better known Sunday Night Theatre/Drama 61-67/Armchair Theatre etc in the late evening.. and one early in the evening which often bridged the god slot. The ones in the early evening are less remembered as they were sporadic, general...
by fatcat
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 8478

Re: Is it all over....?

A few old sitcom memories there, likewise remember Alexander the Greatest best. I also remember that ITV made lots of sitcoms but a lot of them and were forgettable and not very good ...but who knows they may be like old wine now? Apart from the jewel in the crown Rising Damp Yorkshire TV use to kno...
by fatcat
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Britbox - UK version
Replies: 35
Views: 5973

Re: Britbox - UK version

Sony channel has been showing Randall and Hopkirk..they look very analogue PAL to me, which probably means they are also Carlton transfers..
by fatcat
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV
Replies: 25
Views: 4244

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

The Roy Orbison one is on the DVD ( the only one they haven't shown from it) it's in colour, so still no news on the two recovered ones. What I meant was it was new to them(so they might class it as a discovery) as they haven't shown it in the runs, going straight to the 1970s editions, so it seems...
by fatcat
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Talking Pictures - more 'No Hiding Place' episodes
Replies: 16
Views: 1519

Re: Talking Pictures - more 'No Hiding Place' episodes

With that first talk on the recovered body it could almost have been an episode of "Quincy ME". Ah well Rediffusion had something for you there called The Hidden Truth same era but apparently no episodes exist. A Pocket full of Bones I thought flowed along very nicely with a reminder of the long wi...
by fatcat
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV
Replies: 25
Views: 4244

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

ozsat wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:53 am
Two new (to Talking Pictures) episodes are coming up - but they haven't said which ones yet.
Apparently one will be one of the last Jimmy Tarbuck ones with Roy Orbison and The Seekers

and the other one maybe???? the Judy Garland/ Liza Minneli special.... but maybe wrong
by fatcat
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast
Replies: 38
Views: 4806

Re: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast

Haven't listened to Podcasts for a few years as the ones I listened to in the past I have found many of them to be rambling and uneven in both sound quality and subject. But Mr Jaz, just broke the 'ITC entertained' ice with your B/W Saint subject and thoroughly enjoyed it. You and your posse have co...
by fatcat
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Threads (DVD Release) - A Few Thoughts
Replies: 21
Views: 2448

Re: Threads (DVD Release) - A Few Thoughts

What was it that the audience weren’t robbed of by not seeing the War Game - That sense of hope? I would question the sense (and truthfulness) of putting out a drama about nuclear war that was optimistic. I think Threads had its mind perfectly made up about what it was. It was a drama. As for the p...
by fatcat
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Threads (DVD Release) - A Few Thoughts
Replies: 21
Views: 2448

Re: Threads (DVD Release) - A Few Thoughts

Each to their opinion and all that, but this is a bit baffling: “many gave up halfway on this tatty and tedious programme, because they themselves were quite optimistic” Did they? How do you know they gave up on it? And optimism about a nuclear attack was the one thing the programme set out to chal...
by fatcat
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Threads (DVD Release) - A Few Thoughts
Replies: 21
Views: 2448

Re: Threads (DVD Release) - A Few Thoughts

Several weeks back I finally got around to watching the DVD release of the nuclear holocaust drama "Threads" . I thought I'd share some of my thoughts on the production. Over the years I've heard and read much about this one-off drama but had never seen it until recently. I don't recall this ever b...
by fatcat
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Talking Pictures - more 'No Hiding Place' episodes
Replies: 16
Views: 1519

Re: Talking Pictures - more 'No Hiding Place' episodes

Great news. I hope the public give TP a bit of space to do their thing as they have achieved what nobody else has in finding unseen material and actually getting NHP back on TV. The trouble is as the old saying goes "no good deed goes unpunished" TP will probably be bombarded with requests on why th...
by fatcat
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:17 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 credible.
by fatcat
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Tommorow people Scripts/pdfs any info?
Replies: 18
Views: 1738

Re: Tommorow people Scripts/pdfs any info?

It's a shame they cannot spend a bit of money on it and clean up and modernize the dodgy effects as they did with Star Trek . I think it would make it appealing as a loop runner ..like Star Trek Because as you imply some of the early concepts and writings were so imaginative and excellent. One of my...
by fatcat
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 8478

Re: Is it all over....?

I know that nowadays no actors can stop a production they are in, making it out on DVD. I did not think that behind the scenes personnel had the power to stop one of their productions reaching DVD. Anyway was 2 episodes of Target not one of the first BBC Video releases? It's probably the way the BB...