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by Brock
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Things I can't find on the internet
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Things I can't find on the internet

Well, I've finally found a reference to the song online - though still with no indication of the title, first line, date, performer or composer. From The Times on December 4th 1998 (OCR errors uncorrected): THERE are few popular songs dealing with taxation, for ob¬ vious reasons. So the Inland Reven...
by Brock
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Things I can't find on the internet
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Things I can't find on the internet

"Humorous Sketch by Clapham & Dwyer" according to the original 78 . I'd forgotten about Clapham and Dwyer and their "Surrealist Alphabet" - the full thing is transcribed here . Funnily enough, my grandfather also used to sing a version of that as well: "A for 'orses, B for honey, C for sailors, D fo...
by Brock
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Things I can't find on the internet
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Things I can't find on the internet

I asked around and haven't identified the song (yet) but got these suggestions. Thanks for those. I assume the song dates from the time when income tax stopped being a tax only paid by the very wealthy and started to be levied on large sections of the population. This site suggests it was around 19...
by Brock
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?
Replies: 27
Views: 792

Re: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?

The scene on the bus from Alternative Roots , when Tim, Bill and Graeme's ancestors all meet for the first time and are trying to learn each other's languages by repeating what they say. Then a sheep bleats and they all repeat "Baaaaa!" From the same episode, the sign in the Scottish Highlands for a...
by Brock
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: I'll just pop this link to the BBC Archive Twitter page here
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: I'll just pop this link to the BBC Archive Twitter page here

Is this the first time in the history of the BBC when the audience has demanded more repeats? :-)
by Brock
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?
Replies: 27
Views: 792

Re: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?

Was it Rolf? For some reason, I keep thinking that it was Alan Whicker who had reached epidemic proportions. You weren't thinking of the Monty Python Whicker Island sketch, were you? The plague of Rolf Harrises was in Scatty Safari , where they eventually all follow the Goodies over to the "other s...
by Brock
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?
Replies: 27
Views: 792

Re: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?

I'm ashamed to say that the line I remember best is from the episode Punky Business:

Bill: I'm going to go punk.
Tim: Ugh! Open a window, someone...
by Brock
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Replies: 43
Views: 2374

Re: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

It's about time there was a really decent Radio doc about the whole kit and Kaboodle! Like this one , you mean? (It was repeated in the Archive on 4 slot last month.) Ooh Ta!...missed that first time around, look forward to that! Well you can't say you weren't told! (See this post earlier in the th...
by Brock
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Replies: 43
Views: 2374

Re: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Mark wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:55 pm
It's about time there was a really decent Radio doc about the whole kit and Kaboodle!
Like this one, you mean? (It was repeated in the Archive on 4 slot last month.)
by Brock
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Roy Hudd 1936 - 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Roy Hudd 1936 - 2020

He did a lot of other stuff on Radio 2 which perhaps isn't as well known as Huddlines , although some of it comes round on R4 Extra from time to time. There was Huddwinks , a series of parodies of various film genres by Laurie Rowley with David Gooderson, Denise Coffey, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris ...
by Brock
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Roy Hudd 1936 - 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Roy Hudd 1936 - 2020

Oh, what a shame. I grew up with The News Huddlines, and loved it.

I had something in common with Roy Hudd - we were both brought up by our grandparents. I sometimes wonder how far that influenced his style of comedy.
by Brock
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Always wondered where he'd got to...
Replies: 11
Views: 869

Re: Always wondered where he'd got to...

Zeke - sorry, Ezekiel - was interviewed on Radio 4's Today programme at about 6.50am today about the health crisis in the US. I wonder how many listeners were aware of his earlier brief career on British TV?
by Brock
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Twenty Years On
Replies: 0
Views: 184

Twenty Years On

Does anyone remember this series of late-night discussion programmes fronted by David Frost in the 1980s? I've found a billing here: https://issuu.com/radiosoundsfamiliar/docs/aug_3rd_1985/41 I don't think they were ever networked - it was a TVS production, also shown in the LWT region and maybe a c...
by Brock
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Michel Roux (1941-2020)
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Michel Roux (1941-2020)

A distinguished chef who made a number of TV appearances, including his own series The Roux Brothers (with his brother Albert) in 1988:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-b ... e-51856312
by Brock
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Happy Birthday to You on TV.
Replies: 16
Views: 604

Re: Happy Birthday to You pretty much out of copyright.

JWG wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:55 pm
The Guardian states:
"Without the court judgement, it would not have been freely available in the public domain in the US until 2030, and in the EU until 31 December 2016".
Thank goodness for that. The Government is now telling us to sing it twice every time we wash our hands :-)
by Brock
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: 13 Minutes to the Moon
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: 13 Minutes to the Moon

A new series has started this week, telling the story of the doomed Apollo 13 mission:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w13xttx2

I didn't get round to listening to the first series until last Christmas, when I binge-listened the whole thing in a couple of days. A truly excellent programme.
by Brock
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 775

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Richardr1 wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:39 pm
Eamonn Andrews did the regional Thames 6pm programme for a number of years.
Sorry, I stand corrected. And I remember that this sort of thing happened on the BBC as well, with Sally Magnusson among the presenters of BBC1's London Plus in the mid-80s. So probably commoner than I first thought.
by Brock
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 775

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Eamonn Andrews, Terry Wogan, Larry Grayson are others that spring to mind when Harty was mentioned. When a broadcaster is good at their job, does it matter where they come from? Of course not, but none of them presented programmes in London only as far as I'm aware. It just seems slightly perverse ...
by Brock
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 775

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Perhaps he was chosen on his personal merit? I'm quite sure he was! But it's difficult to imagine the reverse - Granada getting someone in from London to present a north-west regional programme. (This is what I meant about "London-centricity" earlier in the thread - the London companies treating th...
by Brock
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 775

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Although I don't think Russell Harty Plus was ever *fully* networked, I believe some other ITV regions apart from LWT did take the programme at various stages of its existence. I certainly don't remember seeing it in the HTV West region (where I lived until 1978), although that might simply have be...
by Brock
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 775

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Juswuh wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:53 pm
Russell Harty was on LWT before he was networked, I think.
Was he ever networked on ITV? I thought he only became nationally known when he moved to the BBC.
by Brock
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 775

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Getting back to the plot, it would appear that there were actually very few regional programmes (made by a region with their own audience primarily in mind) that then filtered out, as we have only come up with a handful. Oh, I think there were quite a few others (sorry, I got distracted onto other ...
by Brock
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 775

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Well I've never met Robin in person, so I can't comment on that aspect. I do remember the old forum when he sometimes used to go off on political rants (which didn't especially bother me), but as far as I can see he's never done so on this forum, and in fact posts relatively rarely nowadays. I thoug...
by Brock
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 775

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Regretfully, I have in the past been guilty of ignoring him. No you haven't. You did exactly the same thing here - responding to a perfectly reasonable post by RobinCarmody with a completely unhelpful heckle. I for one did not appreciate it. If you have some sort of personal issue with Robin then I...
by Brock
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 775

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Sorry, what bigotry? I don't believe I've said anything bigoted in this thread, nor has anyone else's contribution struck me as bigoted. Sorry if I've inadvertently offended. The bigotry I was referring to lies entirely within the original post, and is wholly typical of that poster's narrow and lim...
by Brock
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Things I can't find on the internet
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Things I can't find on the internet

Following on from this post , it occurs to me that this forum might be a good place for such queries. My grandfather used to sing this and it's bothered me for ages. I assume it was an old music-hall song, but I've no idea who performed or wrote it, and I've forgotten the first line: "[Something-som...
by Brock
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 775

Re: More popular outside their region of production

stearn wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:08 pm
There were catch up editions with narration over someone knitting to bring the transmission into line.
Wasn't that a mysterious character called "Mrs Jones", whose face was never seen? I'd completely forgotten about her.
by Brock
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 775

Re: More popular outside their region of production

In a nutshell, 'It's amazing how many Regional ITV programmes became popular across the whole Network'. Simple, and without the bigotry. Sorry, what bigotry? I don't believe I've said anything bigoted in this thread, nor has anyone else's contribution struck me as bigoted. And subtly wrong. Just be...
by Brock
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 775

Re: More popular outside their region of production

if a regional programme was made with a regional dialect it would reduce the potential audience to those who could understand and relate to it. That never stopped Fred Trueman on the Indoor League ! (But that's an isolated case.) Perhaps I should have used 'Cor blimey, guv, strike a light' having a...
by Brock
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Found, thanks to the internet
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Found, thanks to the internet

Have you re-discovered something with the help of the internet? Yes, probably thousands of times - including a lot of stuff that I've posted here! Far more remarkable are those rare occasions when I can't find something with the help of the internet. I'm so used to the idea that "everything is onli...