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by Lord Brett
Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC - From the North
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Re: BBC - From the North

I'm researching one of the actors in the BBC version of the piece, Don Mason, who plays the co-pilot. Speaking of Australia, a long-term piece of research I'm doing is into Australian screenings of British TV series. It's a huge task involving trawling through online newspaper archive, and I've star...
by Lord Brett
Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC - From the North
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Re: BBC - From the North

It is indeed Course for Collision that I'm researching - well done! The information on other productions is especially helpful - I'd assumed Hailey didn't write it especially for the BBC and you've saved me a lot of research time.

Thanks and best wishes.
by Lord Brett
Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC - From the North
Replies: 4
Views: 850

BBC - From the North

I'm researching a BBC play in the suspense series produced in 1962. On its Radio Times listing it's described as being made in 'The North'. I wonder if anyone might be able to work out more specifically might be. I'll post more details later. Thanks
by Lord Brett
Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Childrens Television Advertising Regulation
Replies: 13
Views: 1666

Re: Childrens Television Advertising Regulation

This has turned into a more interesting discussion than I expected! I had imagined that the 'ban' had come in in the early 1980s - in fact the reason I was asking is connected to some research I'm doing into break stings on some classic childrens programmes. ITV's regional 1980s reruns of Captain Sc...
by Lord Brett
Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Childrens Television Advertising Regulation
Replies: 13
Views: 1666

Childrens Television Advertising Regulation

I hope I've put this query in the right section - please feel free to move the thread if I've got it wrong. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone might be able to tell me when advertising within (as opposed to between) childrens tv programmes was banned in the UK. Thanks in advance for anyone who can st...
by Lord Brett
Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Britain In A Box"
Replies: 14
Views: 2182

Re: "Britain In A Box"

Simon36 wrote:I notice they steered clear of mentioning the controversy over the "Jam for World in Action" theme!
Is this something you are able to expand on in a public forum? I've heard the session you refer to but don't know about any controversy.
by Lord Brett
Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Ralph Waite (1928 – 2014)
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Re: Ralph Waite (1928 – 2014)

I really hope they give him a proper tribute in NCIS. He certainly deserves it.
by Lord Brett
Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: The Protectors: The Complete ABC Series [Network]
Replies: 23
Views: 2613

Re: PR: The Protectors: The Complete ABC Series [Network]

Much as I'm looking forward to seeing The Protectors, is this really a 'Cult Series' in any meaningful sense? The term has become somewhat overused. Public Eye or The Avengers are cult series; this is, to my mind, more an interesting curio which may well turn out to be a long-forgotten gem, and I ho...
by Lord Brett
Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Callan novel reprints
Replies: 1
Views: 379

Re: Callan novel reprints

Terrific news, even speaking as one who has all the Callan books. That the 'James Munro' spy thrillers are being reprinted is a real bonus - The Innocent Bystanders is an absolutely cracking novel, which any Callan fan should enjoy.
by Lord Brett
Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Colonel's queer complaints
Replies: 14
Views: 1488

Re: The Colonel's queer complaints

I think The Veil was a portmanteau series, like an early version of The Twilight zone with a more supernatural bent. The Colonel March compilation movie used to be shown on Movies4Men on Sky. The print quality there was very good, so this should be worth picking up is it's cheap enough. Renown have ...
by Lord Brett
Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Boardroom dramas
Replies: 46
Views: 5366

Re: Boardrom dramas

It might also be worth noting how the boardroom drama would occasionally cross-pollinate with other series. The Avengers, for instance, would quite often feature members of a board of directors being murdered - Look- (stop me if you've heard this one) But There Were These Two Fellers... being the fi...
by Lord Brett
Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Boardroom dramas
Replies: 46
Views: 5366

Re: Boardrom dramas

I would defnitely find room for Chancer (1990-91), the first season of which is very much set in the boardroom, both of a merchant bank and a struggling car manufacturer.
by Lord Brett
Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV cutting films
Replies: 77
Views: 9002

Re: ITV cutting films

Ironically , when OHMSS was released complete on video for the first time in 1995 the very next ITV screening edited the safe cracking scene out and ITV's first ever showing of the whole series on a weekly basis actually included an uncut Licence to Kill long before it was available uncut in the UK...
by Lord Brett
Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Joan Fontaine (1917-2013)
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Re: Joan Fontaine (1917-2013)

A good innings, but a shame anyway. By coincidence, I was watching her favourite of her own films on Saturday night, 1948's Letter From an Unknown Woman.
by Lord Brett
Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Always wondered where he'd got to...
Replies: 11
Views: 2171

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

Yes, I remember that series. It was a shame that Bernard Falk never had another big success, as he was great fun. The whole series was refreshingly different in the early 80's and an interesting precursor to the tidal wave of crappy reality shows we've had to endure since.
by Lord Brett
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 208675

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

Ghost Light and The Curse of Fenric are cult favourites, and I can certainly understand why. They remain unsatisfying to me, partially because there are just too many ideas competing for attention with the result that Ghost Light is very hard to understand and Fenric feels incredibly rushed. On the ...
by Lord Brett
Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Pointless speculation about Dr Who recoveries thread
Replies: 370
Views: 37904

Re: Pointless speculation about Dr Who recoveries thread

I've been recently helping my parents with clearing their house, pending a move. It has opened my eyes a little in regards to how Ebay has now completely set the price for old records, 78's and other junk. For example, my father has a set of 1928 Harry Bidgood danceband 78's which 20 years ago a lo...
by Lord Brett
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Sexton Blake Audio CDs
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Re: Sexton Blake Audio CDs

Out of interest, I wonder if the music for the 1967 Sexton Blake radio series was composed specially or was made up of library tracks.
by Lord Brett
Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Giuliano Gemma 1938 - 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 325

Giuliano Gemma 1938 - 2013

Not well known in the UK outside of genre cinema fans, Italian actor Giuliano Gemma, probably Italy's biggest home-grown Spaghetti Western star outside of Franco Nero, has died at the age of 79 in a car accident. He was best known for the role of Ringo in A Pistol for Ringo and several sequels, but ...
by Lord Brett
Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Noel Harrison (1934-2013) RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Re: Noel Harrison (1934-2013) RIP

Oh bugger! I came on to put another obit up and just saw this. Never met him, but he seemed like such a lovely man - he was by far the best thing about The Girl from UNCLE, but was really a musician, witness the timeless Windmills of Your Mind.

He was of those people you just wanted to live forever.
by Lord Brett
Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: Joey Boy [Network]
Replies: 7
Views: 1019

Re: PR: Joey Boy [Network]

Interesting story about the producer, it's still an extraordinary thing to do, with the Radio cast making it what it was, would like to see it again, though. Extraordinary, but not unknown. Rather like Hammer's 1960 film Sword of Sherwood Forest, featuring Richard Greene from The Adventures of Robi...
by Lord Brett
Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Sir David Frost (1939-2013)
Replies: 18
Views: 2454

Re: Sir David Frost (1939-2013)

Judging by the new issue of Private Eye it would appear that old emnities die hard. Reading it leaves rather a nasty taste in the mouth with the poor old chap hardly gone.
by Lord Brett
Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: National Film & Sound Archive, Australia: Waifs & Strays
Replies: 6
Views: 876

Re: National Film & Sound Archive, Australia: Waifs & Strays

I thought it was James Hayter, as well. As well as The Share Out, I recognised a still of Robert Taylor and Adam West in the TV series The Detectives, but clicking on the 'more info' button reveals I've been beaten to the punch. Numbering the pictures would sure have made the job easier! (EDIT: Numb...
by Lord Brett
Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: The Breaking of Bumbo [Network]
Replies: 11
Views: 1244

Re: PR: The Breaking of Bumbo [Network]

Films and Filming ran an article mentioning the film, along with some stills, in the early 70s in a piece about British productions which had failed to get a release. John, I can send you scans if it'd be useful to you.
by Lord Brett
Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Sexton Blake Audio CDs
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Re: Sexton Blake Audio CDs

Do all the episodes still exist?
by Lord Brett
Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Sexton Blake Audio CDs
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Sexton Blake Audio CDs

Clubbers might like to know that The Works are currently selling three CDs of the 1967 Radio 4 series of Sexton Blake starring William Franklyn at £3.99 each or three for a tenner. Get 'em while you can!
by Lord Brett
Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Old Nestle ads on TV now!
Replies: 125
Views: 9083

Re: Old Nestle ads on TV now!

"Michelin" was certainly "mitch-uh-lin" when I was a child, rather than "meesh-lan". And then there's "Löwenbräu", which is pronounced (approximately) "ler-ven-broy" in German. I don't think I've ever heard anything other than "low-en-brow" here. I always struggle to get served a pint of Becks Vier...
by Lord Brett
Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Old Nestle ads on TV now!
Replies: 125
Views: 9083

Re: Old Nestle ads on TV now!

Americans pronounce Peugeot very strangely as well - 'pew-jit' is one of the variations I've heard! In the season five episode Guilt , Jim Rockford pronounced the '-geot' bit correctly, but says the first syllable as 'poo'. The Germans pronounce it Per-chow (chow to rhyme with show), apparently bec...
by Lord Brett
Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Nicest Surprise from an old series
Replies: 27
Views: 3962

Re: Nicest Surprise from an old series

The Plane Makers is best known as the series that developed into The Power Game so I wasn't expecting much from it. The Power Game just concentrates on boardroom machinations with the odd bit of adultery thrown in, but The Plane Makers is a top to bottom look at British industry and society. It's j...
by Lord Brett
Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Old Nestle ads on TV now!
Replies: 125
Views: 9083

Re: Old Nestle ads on TV now!

And what were these being shown on?