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by Brock
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 57
Views: 3723

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

Some classics this week! It was fitting that he played "She", the theme to Seven Faces of Woman , with music by Charles Aznavour and lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, who died this week. However the version he played was sung by Peter Skellern rather than Aznavour himself, who sang on the original recordi...
by Brock
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 160
Views: 26721

Re: Still With Us

Angela Lansbury is 95 today.
by Brock
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Fictitious search engines in TV shows
Replies: 6
Views: 794

Re: Fictitious search engines in TV shows

Brock wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:03 pm
Didn't John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme do a sketch based on this idea? (Radio 4.)
Yep - and it's on right now!
by Brock
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 57
Views: 3723

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

Murder Most Horrid (with Dawn French) was another one where the lyrics of the closing theme changed each week to fit the plot. The penultimate line always had to rhyme with "horrid", and as the series went on, the rhymes got more and more ridiculous, until one week they just gave up and sang "la-la...
by Brock
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 57
Views: 3723

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

The theme played over the closing credits to Blackadder II had different lyrics for each episode.
by Brock
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 57
Views: 3723

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

Yes, good to hear the "Z Cars" theme this week, you are probably right about the backwards thing, I was just 'Der Der' ing it, so the "Z Cars" bit was Der Der Derr, and "Bravo" was Derr Der Der ( babadaa), very technical I Know!...but maybe not! I've looked into both pieces and I genuinely don't th...
by Brock
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 57
Views: 3723

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

Funnily enough, we got the Z Cars theme this week (played forwards!), which may have been intended as a tribute to Frank Windsor, although he didn't say. We also got an entire episode of Hector's House , one that I actually remember watching as a kid (featuring the tuba). This is the third time sinc...
by Brock
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: My Wife Next Door (1970s BBC sitcom)
Replies: 34
Views: 1596

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

Not quite making the list was 18.5 million for the 1985 World Snooker Championship final between Steve Davis and Dennis Taylor - BBC2's highest-ever audience, and the highest audience for a programme after midnight. As far as I know, both those records still stand.
by Brock
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 57
Views: 3723

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

Might be a coincidence, but the main three notes of " Juliet Bravo" are the first three notes of "Z Cars" backwards, maybe that's where it comes from. I really don't think so. The Juliet Bravo theme is in C minor and the first three notes of the main tune are E flat-G-F. The Z Cars theme is in F ma...
by Brock
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 57
Views: 3723

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

Thinking about that "Juliet Bravo" interview, it was suggested that the theme was supposed to be the "Z Cars" theme backwards.! I've tried playing the Z Cars theme backwards but I don't hear much resemblance! According to Second-Hand Songs , it's based on the C-minor prelude from Book I of Bach's W...
by Brock
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Frank Windsor (1927-2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Frank Windsor (1927-2020)

And a cheeky bit of casting when he turned up as the (unnamed) Chief Superintendent in The Detectives!
by Brock
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 57
Views: 3723

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

A mixed bag this week, with a number of repeats but quite a few interesting new ones. It's a shame that we got a truncated version of All Creatures Great and Small again - the full version would certainly be worth hearing. We also got the rather curious Parker, Well Done! , which was a sort of mini-...
by Brock
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Frank Windsor (1927-2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Frank Windsor (1927-2020)

The former Z Cars actor has died aged 92:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-54390879
by Brock
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 160
Views: 26721

Re: Still With Us

...and Dame Julie Andrews is, unbelievably, 85 today.

Brian Murphy was mentioned elsewhere - he was 88 last week!
by Brock
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Getting the answer first
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Re: Getting the answer first

There was a whole Two Ronnies sketch based on wrong answers to crossword clues, set in a railway carriage as I recall. "It's red, smells and is often picked in the morning... something O-S-E" (he guesses NOSE instead of ROSE), and so on. Ends with "it's found in the bottom of a bird's cage... someth...
by Brock
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 57
Views: 3723

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

It would be dreadful if today's narrow-mindedness were to spoil the enjoyment of this delightful pre-war dance band classic. Yep...lets just pretend it's that one! Sorry? Was there a different, later theme for 'Love thy Neighbour'? Not that I'm aware of. The song was written by Mack Gordon and Harr...
by Brock
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Other One" other ones!
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: "The Other One" other ones!

I mentioned it back in 2016, but L for Lester should definitely have had a second series. It was absolutely hysterical and no one remembers it.
by Brock
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Getting the answer first
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Re: Getting the answer first

I thought it was "anecdote".
by Brock
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 57
Views: 3723

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

Quite a few repeats from recent weeks this time, but a good programme none the less. My personal pick this week was I Didn't Know You Cared - also Love Thy Neighbour simply because he had the nerve to play it! Incidentally I hadn't realized that Andy Marriott was a contributor to this forum until ab...
by Brock
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:17 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”

There's more about cue dots in this thread.
by Brock
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 57
Views: 3723

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

An absolutely smashing line-up this week - perhaps the best I've heard so far. It started with the full version of Murder, She Wrote , which won an Emmy for its British composer John Addison, a very fine composer of film themes and "serious" orchestral music as well. Shame it was wasted on a second-...
by Brock
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Nine O'Clock News
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Nine O'Clock News

Today is the fiftieth anniversary of the Nine O'Clock News. Previously the Main News on BBC1 had started at 8.50:

https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/schedules/b ... 1970-09-14
by Brock
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 57
Views: 3723

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

Dated, said again, I expect it's going to pop up every week, to be honest. Seems an odd word to use on a station that's entirely given over to musical nostalgia. He regularly plays records from as long ago as the 1930s on his weekday programme and I've never heard him refer to those as "dated"! Lov...
by Brock
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 57
Views: 3723

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

Another great pick this week. My highlight was the full version of Going Straight sung by Ronnie Barker, which I'd never heard before and has some very witty lyrics (whatever your view of the programme - I liked it although Andy Marriott clearly didn't!). Test card music - "Barking" Joe 90, Supercar...
by Brock
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: My Wife Next Door (1970s BBC sitcom)
Replies: 34
Views: 1596

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

Oh well, usual inaccurate Wikipedia stuff then. I'll edit the entry when I get round to it.
by Brock
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: My Wife Next Door (1970s BBC sitcom)
Replies: 34
Views: 1596

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

It appeared to have been only a few episodes that were quickly repeated and never heard of again IIRC. Someone at the BBC must have remembered the 1972 series as a success, because all 13 episodes were given a repeat run on BBC1 in 1979/80. Indeed. I remember it as having been rather successful. Wi...
by Brock
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Other One (1970s sitcom)
Replies: 9
Views: 649

Re: The Other One (1970s sitcom)

If anyone has access to the TV Times, I'd be quite interested to know what it was up against on ITV.

Series 1: Fridays 8.30pm BBC1, 11 Nov-16 Dec and 30 Dec 1977
Series 2: Fridays 8.30pm BBC1, 23 Feb-30 March 1979
by Brock
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Other One (1970s sitcom)
Replies: 9
Views: 649

Re: The Other One

Ian Wegg wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:31 am
I had no recollection of this until I read those articles and the title meant nothing to me at all (I nearly bypassed this post thinking it was about the recent Holly Walsh penned sitcom of the same name).
Subject line edited to avoid confusion.
by Brock
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Other One (1970s sitcom)
Replies: 9
Views: 649

The Other One (1970s sitcom)

Graham McCann discusses the Richard Briers/Michael Gambon sitcom The Other One in his latest article, and speculates on why it wasn't considered a success: https://www.comedy.co.uk/features/comedy_chronicles/the-other-one-couldve-done-shouldve-done/ "Some so-called flops, when revisited today, reall...
by Brock
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 57
Views: 3723

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

An enjoyable pick this week: Call My Bluff, Sapphire & Steel, V - The Series, New Scotland Yard, Peter Gunn, The Bretts, Sorrell & Son, Edward the Seventh, Charmed, The Green Hornet, Happy Days, Me & My Girl, The Young Doctors, The Streets of San Francisco, Man in a Suitcase [*], The New Avengers, D...