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by AndrewP
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Fanderson Podcast
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

Re: Fanderson Podcast

Fifth edition of this was very enjoyable - David Hirsch was again one of the contributors and there's some really interesting discussion about the merchandising of Gerry and Sylvia's shows in the US which I found very engaging.

All the best

Andrew
by AndrewP
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: "The Golden Age of Telefantasy" by Alan Morton (Other Worlds Books: 2020)
Replies: 0
Views: 87

"The Golden Age of Telefantasy" by Alan Morton (Other Worlds Books: 2020)

Just received a copy of this volume from the author and while I've only had a quick chance to flick through it due to deadlines it does look *very* interesting. It's basically episode guides to SF, fantasy and horror TV shows made in the 1940s and 1950s... and as such is covering a lot of the Americ...
by AndrewP
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Missing Believed Wiped 2020 - 12 Dec 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: Missing Believed Wiped 2020 - 12 Dec 2020

It is a private group so I would advise anyone wanting it to search for Kaleidoscope on there to join first. I'll try a link though https://www.facebook.com/groups/kaleidoscopearchive Aren't you brilliant Brian!? How wonderful. I'm sorry - on the few occasions I have used Facebook I always struggle...
by AndrewP
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Missing Believed Wiped 2020 - 12 Dec 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Missing Believed Wiped 2020 - 12 Dec 2020

What with - y'know - stuff... the British Film Institute's annual lost television jamboree Missing Believed Wiped is moving on-line this year and will be hosted by Kaleidoscope on their Facebook* page. The hosts are Greg Bakun, Dick Fiddy and Chris Perry and their promising 'Missing Episodes Year In...
by AndrewP
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "A Binge Of Goodies" Network
Replies: 34
Views: 5030

Re: "A Binge Of Goodies" Network

... and some more rather nice celebratory bits... A tribute from comedy historian Robert Ross: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw9SzRhRvN0&fbclid=IwAR05WZE54j0hfnj2QPCH1xUOsEZ99bRFOpmPaf2zORl8ZM2q4ZsVC1LzU0I A blog from Jacob Edwards: http://www.jacobedwards.id.au/radio-times-2452/?fbclid=IwAR2ttfm9...
by AndrewP
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "A Binge Of Goodies" Network
Replies: 34
Views: 5030

Re: "A Binge Of Goodies" Network

The restrictions about workplaces have made production a lot harder this year - more reliance on digital photo libraries, working from home etc. I suspect that if things had panned out differently and there had been full access to the picture library and Don, a bookazine might have appeared. Oh - t...
by AndrewP
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Star Cops
Replies: 25
Views: 2847

Re: Star Cops

Can be seen on Britbox, but unfortunately they only stream at 25fps progressive, so it will look 'filmised'. Yes, I've had a look at a couple online and have noticed that. At least you can view it in the proper ratio though. I've recently hopped on another thread elsewhere and someone has posted a ...
by AndrewP
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "A Binge Of Goodies" Network
Replies: 34
Views: 5030

Re: "A Binge Of Goodies" Network

Speaking to Don Smith on Saturday, there is an article in the Radio Times published this Tuesday. The online article ties up with that. I heard the trandem story earlier this year when I interviewed Don, but hadn't seen the photo of the bike with the buckled wheel before (or. at least, not noticed ...
by AndrewP
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Star Cops
Replies: 25
Views: 2847

Re: Star Cops

Finished reading "Above the Law" now (well, apart from the Big Finish section because my wife and I aren't quite up to date with the releases and we don't want to read about the later cases before we hear them) and it's really been a very enjoyable and informative experience. The new interview mater...
by AndrewP
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "A Binge Of Goodies" Network
Replies: 34
Views: 5030

Re: "A Binge Of Goodies" Network

Oh - and just been listening to the latest edition of the Goodies podcast at https://goodiespodcast.libsyn.com/ and for those who enjoy the show and are on Twitter there's been a 'tweet-along' branded #Goodies50 organised for next weekend: https://twitter.com/goodiespodcast/status/132272817722393804...
by AndrewP
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "A Binge Of Goodies" Network
Replies: 34
Views: 5030

Re: "A Binge Of Goodies" Network

Rather lovely celebratory piece by Mark Braxton at the "Radio Times" website:

https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2020 ... interview/

All the best

Andrew
by AndrewP
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: “Back in Time for TV” Blog
Replies: 10
Views: 2404

Re: “Back in Time for TV” Blog

1988 now up... and what I like about it is that it's not just the usual suspects...

https://www.transdiffusion.org/2020/10/ ... or-tv-1988

Very much enjoyed this - hope others do too! :)

All the best

Andrew
by AndrewP
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Avengers Hendry/Rollason/Blackman/Stevens
Replies: 15
Views: 2413

Re: Avengers Hendry/Rollason/Blackman/Stevens

In case it's of interest... here's a piece by Toby Miller (author of the BFI book on "The Avengers") to mark the loss of Honor Blackman and Diana Rigg and to emphasize the influence of their characters in global culture: https://cstonline.net/vale-avengers-stars-by-toby-miller/ All the best Andrew
by AndrewP
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Beasts" (1976)
Replies: 1
Views: 362

"Beasts" (1976)

This series has now started being covered in the rather enjoyable "Fusion Patrol" podcasts if anyone's interested:

https://fusionpatrol.com/category/series/beasts/

All the best

Andrew
by AndrewP
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "A Binge Of Goodies" Network
Replies: 34
Views: 5030

Re: "A Binge Of Goodies" Network

Nice to hear another edition of the Goodies Podcast... and even nicer that it's one of my favourite episodes: "The Movies". https://goodiespodcast.libsyn.com/ Also sounds like Jeff and Steve are planning some sort of global viewing for the show's 50th anniversary on 8 November. All the best Andrew
by AndrewP
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: "Drama Out of a Crisis" - BBC Four "Play for Today" documentary
Replies: 1
Views: 218

"Drama Out of a Crisis" - BBC Four "Play for Today" documentary

Julie and I very much enjoyed this well-assembled retrospective. How wonderful just to experience solid content... effective clips, relevant speakers, sound construction, logical flow... That was a great treat. Well worth a watch if you haven't seen it and you have an interest in TV of this period. ...
by AndrewP
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Star Cops
Replies: 25
Views: 2847

Re: Star Cops

Just made a start on the Miwk book "Above the Law: The Unofficial Guide to Star Cops" and *very* much enjoying what I've read so far. Some really lovely interview material with those involved in front of and behind the cameras. This is a series with a lot of potential which I have fond memories of a...
by AndrewP
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 30
Views: 4241

Re: The return of Star Cops!

Just made a start on the Miwk book "Above the Law: The Unofficial Guide to Star Cops" and *very* much enjoying what I've read so far. Some really lovely interview material with those involved in front of and behind the cameras. This is a series with a lot of potential which I have fond memories of a...
by AndrewP
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: "Inspector Montalbano"
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: "Inspector Montalbano"

We try most of BBC Four's imported shows and - yes - "The Bridge" is also extremely good. The other one that we really took to massively was "Borgen". But I think Montalbano - in both incatnations - remains our favourite. There's a vaguely surreal feel to it with all the deserted streets as if Vigat...
by AndrewP
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: "Inspector Montalbano"
Replies: 2
Views: 188

"Inspector Montalbano"

What a delight to have a new episode of this to enjoy from BBC Four on Saturday night. Well up to the usual high standards. Definitely our favourite of the subtitled thrillers we've been offered in recent years.

All the best

Andrew
by AndrewP
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: "Something Who" - "Doctor Who" podcast
Replies: 1
Views: 145

"Something Who" - "Doctor Who" podcast

Just been listening to #31 which features Jeremy Bentham recalling his meetings with various key figures from "Doctor Who"'s formative years who are no longer with it - and it's absolutely brilliant. Jeremy has a knack for this sort of thing - he speaks so well and with such warmth... and he keeps h...
by AndrewP
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "A Binge Of Goodies" Network
Replies: 34
Views: 5030

Re: "A Binge Of Goodies" Network

Thought I'd flag up these reviews of "The Goodies" which a friend pointed out to me earlier today: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLReNn8pjUC3wszIOlhld1oOabMFO91LX- They're lovely and brisk, good on cultural context, clear about the highs and lows of each episode (and why)... and of the ones ...
by AndrewP
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Thunderbirds" - original broadcasts
Replies: 1
Views: 326

"Thunderbirds" - original broadcasts

Very much enjoyed reading this piece about the original 1965/6 run of "Thunderbirds". Some extremely interesting first-hand perspective on it all:

http://sundayinoldmoney.blogspot.com/20 ... birds.html

All the best

Andrew
by AndrewP
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doomwatch DVD finally here
Replies: 17
Views: 3399

Re: Doomwatch DVD finally here

The Fusion Patrol podcast has just completed its look at "Doomwatch" with "Winter Angel". The later editions of this covering Series Two onwards are particularly good with some very engaging discussion between the hosts. Worth a listen if you have the time: https://fusionpatrol.com/category/series/d...
by AndrewP
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast
Replies: 38
Views: 5835

Re: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast

ITC Entertained The World - episode 7 - The Baron Hosted by Jaz Wiseman, Rodney Marshall and Al Samujh. Jaz, Rodney and Al discuss The Baron - the first ITC action/adventure series to be made in colour starring Steve Forrest as John Mannering aka The Baron, with Sue Lloyd as Cordelia. With archive ...
by AndrewP
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: The BBC Radiophonic Workshop: Four Albums 1968-1978
Replies: 1
Views: 511

The BBC Radiophonic Workshop: Four Albums 1968-1978

Thanks to an extremely kind acquaintance, my copy of thus new Record Store Day 6-disc boxed set has now arrived... and it is wonderful ! Some of this material I've been hoping to get nice restored copies of for years, and this easily exceeded my expectations. This disc which I was keenest to get was...
by AndrewP
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Prisoner": "Once upon a Time" - TV Cream Stays Indoors With Steven Moffat
Replies: 0
Views: 544

"The Prisoner": "Once upon a Time" - TV Cream Stays Indoors With Steven Moffat

This is a rather good listen. Graham Kibble-White and Steven Moffat discussing "Once upon a Time". Rather enjoyable.

https://www.tvcream.co.uk/podcasts/tv-c ... en-moffat/

All the best

Andrew
by AndrewP
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Fanderson Podcast
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

Re: Fanderson Podcast

Just heard the third edition which is my favourite to date. Fascinating chat with David Hirsch who was involved in all the weird and wonderful ITC New York compilations around 1980 and there's also a charming archival interview with Stanley Unwin of "The Secret Service". All rather lovely. All the b...
by AndrewP
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: 30 Years Of Citv
Replies: 29
Views: 4493

Re: 30 Years Of Citv

This is rather brilliant: https://tvcream.podbean.com/e/tv-cream-stays-indoors-with-tommy-boyd/ It's Graham Kibble-White (editor of Bauer Media's "TV Years" and similar stuff) chatting to broadcaster Tommy Boyd about the opening episode of "Press Gang". The result is a very nicely edited conversatio...
by AndrewP
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doomwatch DVD finally here
Replies: 17
Views: 3399

Re: Doomwatch DVD finally here

Rather nice, thought-provoking piece about the series here:

http://sundayinoldmoney.blogspot.com/20 ... -code.html

All the best

Andrew