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by ray lomas
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "A Binge Of Goodies" Network
Replies: 22
Views: 2083

Re: "A Binge Of Goodies" Network

Having watched this particular episode only yesterday, I can confirm it's the original ATV version.
by ray lomas
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 4779

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

It was originally Deryck Guyler, but I think Brian Wilde may have done the later ones.
by ray lomas
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 4779

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

spflog1 wrote:
Jan Francis & Paul Nicholas - Cadbury's Wispa
Mel Smith and Peter Cook did one for Wispa too.

Which has just reminded me of the series of Holsten Pils ads from around the same time, with Griff Rhys Jones edited into scenes from classic films.
by ray lomas
Thu May 24, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors from a programme appearing in another
Replies: 33
Views: 1535

Re: Actors from a programme appearing in another

Sue Johnston and Ricky Tomlinson in The Royle Family (Jim and Barb) and Brookside (Bobby & Sheila Grant).
by ray lomas
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sitcom jokes that no longer work
Replies: 86
Views: 3776

Re: Sitcom jokes that no longer work

What about the "Cornflakes" scene in The Young Ones - Bomb. WOMAN: "It seems very strange that an expert on comedy should be advertising tents on the back of a cornflakes packet!" LITTLE GIRL: "I wish I'd had time for a crap before we started!" Another is the Young Ones' joke where all the junk pou...
by ray lomas
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Long sitcom series
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Re: Long sitcom series

Doctor At Large ran for just one series of 29 episodes. Series 1 of its successor, Doctor In Charge, ran to 27.
by ray lomas
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Rodney Bewes (1937-2017)
Replies: 21
Views: 1419

Re: Rodney Bewes (1937-2017)

Simon36 wrote:but not at all between 1975 and 1981. So maybe Bolam blocked them for a bit...
Could well be the case, as this corresponds almost exactly with the run of When The Boat Comes In.
by ray lomas
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Crossovers?
Replies: 47
Views: 2414

Re: Crossovers?

Kevin O'Grady, as portrayed by Spike Milligan in Curry and Chips also appeared a few times in Till Death Us Do Part. Johnny Speight recycled a fair bit of the character's dialogue in at least one of the episodes as well.
by ray lomas
Tue May 02, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Non actors appearing as themselves.
Replies: 66
Views: 2076

Re: Non actors appearing as themselves.

Richard Baker in 'Monty Python.' Peter Woods as well (Light Entertainment War). Lulu and Ringo Starr also appear in an episode, albeit briefly, right at the end of the show and neither speak any lines. If we're counting sketch shows then, there was a Rivron/Brint sketch in French and Saunders which...
by ray lomas
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Minnelli/Garland confusion
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: Minnelli/Garland confusion

It was Hugh Scully. The clip can be seen in the last ever edition of Nationwide, available in the usual place.
by ray lomas
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The "ageing rock group reforms" plot.
Replies: 9
Views: 1237

Re: The "ageing rock group reforms" plot.

Neil Morrisey is band member Disco Biscuit in tonight's example ~iw Who also starred in Hunting Venus, an ITV comedy-drama about a reforming 80s band. In around 1990-ish BBC2 showed a series made up of sitcom pilots (a la Comedy Playhouse / Seven Of One etc.) one of which starred Trevor Eve as the ...
by ray lomas
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Name That Tune - original format
Replies: 12
Views: 789

Re: Name That Tune - original format

Not sure if this is one of those already mentioned, but I recall there being a round involving a magnetic board containing tiles with the titles of songs on them which the contestants had to arrange into the correct order then press a buzzer when they were finished. I mostly remember this because of...
by ray lomas
Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Odd misapprehensions
Replies: 125
Views: 4350

Re: Odd misapprehensions

As a child I always thought that when a song appeared on the radio, it was the actual artist in the studio performing "live", like on Top of the Pops.

It never occurred to me that they just played the record, when I found out I was taken aback as I thought records were just for "ordinary" people.
by ray lomas
Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Hackers and Humphreys All
Replies: 12
Views: 869

Re: Hackers and Humphreys All

I think some of the jokes and visual messages in Fawlty Towers will suffer from lack of picture? The only thing I remember about the LP I borrowed from our local library back in the 80s was that it had a voice-over dubbed onto it by Manuel, explaining an act of violence Basil had just subjected him...
by ray lomas
Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Almost cast' actors
Replies: 76
Views: 4431

Re: 'Almost cast' actors

The part of Moxey in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet was originally written specifically for the percussionist Ray Cooper, a friend of Clement & La Frenais who had expressed an interest in doing a spot of screen acting (which explains why Moxey is something of a peripheral character in series 1). In the end, C...
by ray lomas
Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TV on TV
Replies: 75
Views: 2583

Re: TV on TV

I've posted this before. In an episode of Coronation Street Stan Ogden switches off the TV when the theme music to Word In Action come on. (Presumably he'd been enjoying the previous programme). ~iw Similarly, Len Fairclough was once seen watching an episode of The Krypton Factor, which was the one...
by ray lomas
Wed May 14, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: A chance to own a piece of pop television history...
Replies: 29
Views: 1235

Re: A chance to own a piece of pop television history...

nobody else bought them apart from a handful of ITV companies If you count ITN, then fifty per cent of ITV companies at the time bought them - although admittedly not always for every studio. Granada, Yorkshire, HTV, ATV, Anglia, Thames, LWT and ITN all had them at some point or other, and I think ...
by ray lomas
Mon May 12, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Longer versions of signature tunes
Replies: 52
Views: 2579

Re: Longer versions of signature tunes

The vocal sections of Mountain's "Nantucket Sleighride" are completely different to the instrumental bit used as the theme to Weekend World.
by ray lomas
Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Film/TV clichés
Replies: 115
Views: 3945

Re: Film/TV clichés

People ending telephone conversations by simply replacing the receiver, without so much as a "bye", "thanks", "Cheers, then" etc. - in the real world this would be seen as quite rude yet it seems to be considered acceptable on the telly and in films, regardless of whether the character is in any way...
by ray lomas
Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Posters for TV Shows
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Posters for TV Shows

I can clearly remember seeing adverts for Granada's Sherlock Holmes on the side of Merseyside PTE buses around 1984.
by ray lomas
Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Geoffrey Wheeler
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Geoffrey Wheeler

Just announced on Radio 4 PM news that he has passed away aged 83.

Although I'm too young to remember Top of the Form, thanks to the early series of Winner Takes All the expression "difference of opinion" has always reminded me of him.
by ray lomas
Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: BBC Scotland cameras (late 1970s)
Replies: 13
Views: 824

Re: BBC Scotland cameras (late 1970s)

Looks like Bernie was right, judging by this picture.

Interesting to see on the 1980s page a Marconi MkIX as well.
by ray lomas
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Dad's Army turns 45 years old today
Replies: 58
Views: 2531

Re: Dad's Army turns 45 years old today

The primary school I attended in Merseyside in the late 70s/early 80s had an air raid siren left over from the war on its roof, which was tested about once a year (not the full alert tone, just one quick spool up to pitch then off). I was absolutely fascinated by it at the time, but the sound still ...
by ray lomas
Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops
Replies: 60
Views: 3917

Re: Top of the Pops

The final number was usually played in full, so there might be a further two minutes of audience dancing after the fade of the final credit. This "tail" was useful to Pres who could opt out early, or take an extra 30 seconds if the network was running light. I remember once reading somewhere (very ...
by ray lomas
Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops
Replies: 60
Views: 3917

Re: Top of the Pops

The Sky menu description of this weeks edition, said 'includes strong language'....did I miss something? That Who film looked a bit tatty, as well. BBC iPlayer has a similar warning - presumably due to said clip featuring a prominent "fuck" from Roger Daltrey; it's expurgated from the vocal soundtr...
by ray lomas
Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Mel Smith (1952-2013) RIP
Replies: 23
Views: 1353

Re: Mel Smith (1952-2013) RIP

Very sad news. I can't think of anything I ever saw him in that I didn't really like; he was always my favourite of the NTNOCN cast as well. My old Drama teacher knew him from his time at the Sheffield Crucible and I remember him telling me what a personable (and hugely knowledgeable) bloke Mel was....
by ray lomas
Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: News Flash
Replies: 90
Views: 3569

Re: News Flash

There was the caption that appeared on the live final of the 1982 Young Musician of the Year contest announcing that British troops had taken South Georgia. It didn't actually interrupt the programme, but it was an annoying distraction (and I think the simultaneous radio broadcast was interrupted)....
by ray lomas
Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: "Goodbye Granadaland" Jun 15
Replies: 79
Views: 2757

Re: "Goodbye Granadaland" Jun 15

Why did Suranne Jones have to keep reintroducing the programme after every ad break by saying Peter Kay is saying goodbye to Granada Studios. Have the audience forgotten what they are watching in the intervening 3 minutes!! Another annoying practice we seem to have inherited from America, unfortuna...
by ray lomas
Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: PR: Goodbye Television Centre [BBC]
Replies: 73
Views: 3392

Re: PR: Goodbye Television Centre [BBC]

According to Digiguide, this will air on Friday 22nd March at 8:30pm preceded by a commemorative concert by Madness and followed by a session by Richard Thompson from TC8.
by ray lomas
Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Radio One - Fun At One - were tv clips used?
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Radio One - Fun At One - were tv clips used?

robinsmith wrote: a Kenneth Williams sketch where he's saying 'hands up this is a stick up, gimmie your money' (Round The Horne?).
"Hand up your sticks", a sketch from (IIRC) Pieces of Eight, a stage revue by Peter Cook starring Williams and released as a studio recording.