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by fatcat
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Local News Takes a Holiday
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Local News Takes a Holiday

I maybe wrong but I think Smith was also repeated during a later summer break ..maybe 76. I don't remember that and a quick search hasn't turned anything obvious up, but then searching for 'smith' you do get an awful lot of chaff with the wheat. If you find out dates / details I'd be fascinated to ...
by fatcat
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Local News Takes a Holiday
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Local News Takes a Holiday

Hey Simon. We must have been watching at the same time LOL. I maybe wrong but I think Smith was also repeated during a later summer break ..maybe 76. Also IIRC Opportunity Knocks also use to take a summer break and that slot often had The Saint and Riptide* in. Riptide seemed to jump from one thing ...
by fatcat
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Talking Pictures - more 'No Hiding Place' episodes
Replies: 36
Views: 5257

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

BTW if you spot Vacant Possession in the TP schedule (they do show it fairly frequently) it is from the AR series Blackmail

A rather amusing bit of fun.
by fatcat
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Early Armchair theatre on videotape
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Early Armchair theatre on videotape

In the IMDB 'unknown season' section it contains a few of the plays that were never transmitted in the first place, obviously not the mid 50s ones but a few of the later ones rather curiously still survive on tape apparently including The Blood Knot which may have strayed too far into S.African poli...
by fatcat
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Talking Pictures - more 'No Hiding Place' episodes
Replies: 36
Views: 5257

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

Ivor Dean was brilliant didn't recognise him till much later and I thought Det.Baxter was hesitating over the perhaps gory state of the murder scene, until that shout from somewhere LOL.
Nice lively print and sound even had the break bumpers although perhaps TP mistimed the first one if it was there.
by fatcat
Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 276
Views: 65258

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Mark wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:58 am
"Going For A Bundle" was very entertaining and funny, better then the Papers one, reminded me even more of "Get This" and the fun, Fowler and Lynch had on that series.
I thought they were great, a funny double act - especially as James was thought of as a snooty, moody villain.
by fatcat
Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 276
Views: 65258

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Mark wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:59 pm
TPTV are showing another edition of the Southern TV series "Going A Bundle", on the subject of Steam, tomorrow morning (Mar 17th) 9am.

Cheers Just in time to set the video tonight

Coming mid April new No Hiding Place and some Boyd QC

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by fatcat
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Nicola Pagett (1945-2021)
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: Nicola Pagett (1945-2021)

Lovely Nicola shining like a star at the moment on TPTV in Upstairs Downstairs
by fatcat
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ATV archive donated to the bfi
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

Re: ATV archive donated to the bfi

The first episode of REEDER was an ABC production, but was held by Thames (at the very least on a Philips viewing tape - which is where Kaleidoscope obtained a copy from). By the time the dvd release came round Kal’s copy seems to be the only one in existence. So probably Fremantle just doesn’t hav...
by fatcat
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ATV archive donated to the bfi
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

Re: ATV archive donated to the bfi

David Boothroyd wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:28 pm
fatcat wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:15 pm
Be interesting to know if the missing JG Reeder episode The Treasure Hunt was on the Network DVD.
It is on the Network DVD.
Hmm ..maybe TP gets shortchanged sometimes by these big orgs. whose left-hand does not know what its right hand is doing?
by fatcat
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ATV archive donated to the bfi
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

Re: ATV archive donated to the bfi

I think it will be a matter of the BFI drip feeding them as they only have a limited number of spares for their 2inch VT machines. So there is probably a lengthy evaluation process to ensure the tape goes through in one take without wearing/ damaging the precious heads. Apparently, TPTV could not sh...
by fatcat
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 276
Views: 65258

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Talking Pictures TV start showing the ITC/Rank series "Interpol Calling" (1959) from Monday 15th March at 6pm - then subsequent episodes weekdays at 6pm. Oh good call, looks like they have got access to ITC's dusty forgotten shelves LOL Reginald Perrin showing on BBC4 (fancy that, the BBC showing a...
by fatcat
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 276
Views: 65258

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Mark wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:56 am
TPTV are trailing "The Champions" for March 7th, taking over from "Enemy At the Door".
Hope they used the excellent trailer (not the one in the studio)

It is a big world as there seems to be a few TP viewers who have never seen it or vaguely remember it from a long time ago.
by fatcat
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Talking Pictures - more 'No Hiding Place' episodes
Replies: 36
Views: 5257

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

Apparently, TPTV has just found another NINE! episodes.
by fatcat
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 276
Views: 65258

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Sat 6th Feb coming to TPTV The Firechasers ITC IIRC Made by the then redundant Avengers' gang at ITC toying with ideas probably for future series. but after some time in the can did eventually get released as a supporting picture at the cinema. It has everything you like ...and dislike about an ITC ...
by fatcat
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Cloris Leachman (1926-2021)
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Re: Cloris Leachman (1926-2021)

I think she was quite regular on UK tv at one time in imported sitcoms etc
by fatcat
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 276
Views: 65258

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

The Professionals negatives were found for the Blu-ray release by Network and gave excellent results. I don't know about the New Avengers but the prints used for the DVDs were not the best. The one shown at the Avengers Weekend at the NFT a good few years ago was much better than those, it made the...
by fatcat
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 276
Views: 65258

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

I think the BFI have been sitting on an Orlando adventure for about 50 years?
As said before, an absolute tragedy about Sexton Blake considering all the work and sacrifices that went into it to entertain kids,
Lawrence Payne certainly deserved a pension of repeat fees.
by fatcat
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 276
Views: 65258

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

TPTV have been in the barns and cupboards again.

It looks like they have recovered a complete Rediffusion kids series The Barnstormers
starring Dennis Waterman.

Showing sometime soon
by fatcat
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast
Replies: 47
Views: 11812

Re: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast

Most enjoyable and you totally summed up Strange Report with things not perhaps previously thought about. I think I would have preferred a 26 or 30 episode series as I liked the characters but as you imply it needed a thread with the writing and more input from local writers (the Roger Marshalls etc...
by fatcat
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Michael Apted (1941 - 2021)
Replies: 15
Views: 2995

Re: Michael Apted (1941 - 2021)

The Post Office wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:52 pm


Would that be the same Mike Hodges who directed "Get Carter"?
According to IMDB ..yes

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0388198/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0



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by fatcat
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Michael Apted (1941 - 2021)
Replies: 15
Views: 2995

Re: Michael Apted (1941 - 2021)

I thought it started as just another episode of World in Action and at the time a series had not even been thought about..although they planned to revisit it once again in the year 2000 when the kids were adults. I am sure it was not as simple as it looked on screen and they probably did camera test...
by fatcat
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 276
Views: 65258

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

When I checked a week or so ago - Skippy was in fact the very poor 1990s remake and not the original 1968 version. The others look good though. Tuesday night 6th Jan 7pm begins ITC hour with Sapphire and Steel and half hour Danger Man Mornings continue with Skippy Oh no! Didn't know it was a remake...
by fatcat
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 276
Views: 65258

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

London Live Ch8 This small odd,regional channel seems to have an uncanny knack of delivering gems that some other stations
would claim to be out of reach for them.


Tuesday night 6th Jan 7pm begins ITC hour with Sapphire and Steel and half hour Danger Man

Mornings continue with Skippy
by fatcat
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Skye Aubrey (1945-2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 849

Re: Skye Aubrey (1945-2020)

Enjoyed many of the American actors turning up in UK productions and Skye had it all..but usually, American tributes to these actors never mention their work in the UK as if perhaps it was some sort of embarrassment?
by fatcat
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Thames TV
Replies: 69
Views: 15916

Re: Thames TV

For those interested in ITV history, David Elstein for openDemocracy is fascinating on the long-term fall-out of Thames Television’s Death on the Rock report in 1988: Thatcher’s poisonous television legacy is still being felt - https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/opendemocracyuk/thatchers-poisonous-te...
by fatcat
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 276
Views: 65258

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Mark wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:33 am
TPTV will probably be showing the B/W episodes of "UpDown", not shown in previous repeats on ITV4.
Yes they are not afraid of a bit of monochrome LOL
by fatcat
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 276
Views: 65258

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

London Live Ch.8 Seem to have got hold of the Harry Towers Archive..Harry Alan Towers (for those not familiar) was a businessman that just happened to see the emerging television scene in the 50s as a new business opportunity, he knocked out lots of stuff, serials like The Gay Cavalier(now lost) etc...
by fatcat
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: John Sessions (1953 - 2020)
Replies: 6
Views: 1278

Re: John Sessions (1953 - 2020)

He had more to give and we have been cut short.

Loved his impressions Stella Street comes to mind but obviously a lot more
by fatcat
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Oldest TV advert still running?
Replies: 12
Views: 2506

Re: Oldest TV advert still running?

Was it ever confirmed that Robbie Williams was the boy in the Mistletoe ad? Christmas was a time where companies (that didn't normally advertise throughout the year) ran their old ads again and again. it was like welcoming back an old friend LOL. From memory the rather spooky Sandeman Port, Rolf Har...