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by AndrewP
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy": 7 June 1980
Replies: 3
Views: 930

Re: "The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy": 7 June 1980

How brilliant to see people still discovering and enjoying this series 40 years after its original broadcast:

http://visualmutterings.com/hitchhikers ... -the-first

And good to know that the graphics still catch people's attention!

All the best

Andrew
by AndrewP
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Space: 1999"
Replies: 0
Views: 160

"Space: 1999"

Absolutely fascinating podcast about "Space: 1999" recently released by Fanderson here: https://fanderson.podbean.com/e/fanderson-podcast-8/ It featured Robert E Wood (whose book on the series from Telos I very much enjoyed) and David Hirsch (whose writing back in the 1970s and 1980s was something s...
by AndrewP
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast
Replies: 45
Views: 9943

Re: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast

ITC Entertained The World - episode 9 - The Tamarind Seed Hosted by Jaz Wiseman, Rodney Marshall and Al Samujh. Jaz, Rodney and Al discuss The Tamarind Seed - the 1974 ITC film starring Omar Sharif, Julie Andrews, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms, Dan O'Herlihy, Oskar Homolka, Bryan Marshall, David Baro...
by AndrewP
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Poirot
Replies: 21
Views: 3481

Re: Poirot

Just finished "Poirot: The Greatest Detective in the World" by Mark Aldridge - absolutely brilliant book which looks at all the different incarnations of the Belgian tec and explains an awful lot about the backgrounds to this series (as well as the films). Even has a rather nice section about the 19...
by AndrewP
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Crackerjack!" ("CRACK-ER-JACK!")
Replies: 5
Views: 1129

Re: "Crackerjack!" ("CRACK-ER-JACK!")

This week's edition was one of the best things that we've seen this week. The comedy sketches were terrific - the one with the mice staging "The Italian Job" was very good and then the self-defence sketch which went horribly wrong but the cast coped with was an utter delight. Indeed, it's the "as-li...
by AndrewP
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Nightmare Man" (1981)
Replies: 1
Views: 409

"The Nightmare Man" (1981)

Very enjoyable podcast about this 1981 serial:

https://shows.acast.com/retrotube/episo ... nnah-coope

All the best

Andrew
by AndrewP
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Fanderson Podcast
Replies: 8
Views: 2367

Re: Fanderson Podcast

Another good one - probably because it's about one of my favourite subjects: TV soundtrack music. This features David Stoner of Silva Screen and Tim Mallett of Kindred - utterly fascinating!

https://fanderson.podbean.com/e/fanderson-podcast-7/

All the best

Andrew
by AndrewP
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Are We Living In A Golden Age Of Archive Television?"
Replies: 8
Views: 1355

"Are We Living In A Golden Age Of Archive Television?"

Had this article flagged up to me... and was delighted to read some text written by somebody very articulate who writes with clarity, passion and understanding about how wonderful it is to be able to access shows such as "The Strange World of Gurney Slade" and "The Goodies" on physical media. I susp...
by AndrewP
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast
Replies: 45
Views: 9943

Re: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast

Just listened to the latest edition which is a quite superb discussion about "Strange Report". Well worth a listen if people are interested in the series and have 90 minutes to spare. Solid content with astute observations. Definitely one of my favourite podcasts. https://jazwiseman.podbean.com/ All...
by AndrewP
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Fanderson Podcast
Replies: 8
Views: 2367

Re: Fanderson Podcast

Very good interview with Steve Begg about visual effects on "Terrahawks" and "Space Precinct". Neither series in my top five of Gerry and/or Sylvia's output... but yet I did find this utterly fascinating! :)

https://fanderson.org.uk/podcasts/


All the best

Andrew
by AndrewP
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: "Curious British Telly" - fanzine
Replies: 1
Views: 495

"Curious British Telly" - fanzine

A really brilliant friend of ours has just sent us what looks like a most intriguing little A5 fanzine with a real mix of stuff in it: "Between the Lines", "Rainbow", "Tales of Unease", "Parkin's Patch", "Play for Today", etc. Looking forward to launching into this and felt it worth flagging up in c...
by AndrewP
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: "The Prisoner" - Ace paperbacks
Replies: 4
Views: 1627

Re: "The Prisoner" - Ace paperbacks

Just to flag up that the Eternal Village website has now been revamped and offers: "The Prisoner's Paradigm". The website itself is described as 'an Arts & Education organization dedicated to celebrating the timeless topics, eloquent prose and striking visuals of the iconic TV series, The Prisoner.'...
by AndrewP
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: “Back in Time for TV” Blog
Replies: 11
Views: 3519

Re: “Back in Time for TV” Blog

Hannah has now arrived in her destination of 1989 at the end of her 30 years of schedule sampling. There's been some fascinating stuff along the way - packed with a lot of understanding and information - and I've every much enjoyed the journey that she's taken, as she flags up new things and gives m...
by AndrewP
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: PR: Callan Volume 01 (Big Finish)
Replies: 1
Views: 836

Re: PR: Callan Volume 01 (Big Finish)

Started on Volume Two yesterday... and "File mon a Difficult Don" was absolutely superb! It just *feels* like "Callan" did on television. I mean, I *quite* enjoyed the "Sunday Express" short stories, but Peter Mitchell's expansion of these into a full commercial one-hour, three-act structure is simp...
by AndrewP
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Philip Martin (1938-2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: Philip Martin (1938-2020)

Very sad news. "Gangsters" is an outstanding piece of television, and he contributed to so many other things I loved then and now. And he was a lovely man to talk to as well. Thoughts are with his friends and family.

RIP Philip. Thanks for all that amazing entertainment.
by AndrewP
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Crackerjack!" ("CRACK-ER-JACK!")
Replies: 5
Views: 1129

"Crackerjack!" ("CRACK-ER-JACK!")

Just seen back the 2020 Christmas special... how brilliant! Highlights were the sketch with the little boy whose wish brings his snowman to life... but the snowman turns out to be an utter sh*t, and Naga and Charlie from BBC Breakfast being such good sports. I know I'm not the target audience for th...
by AndrewP
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: RetroTube podcast: "Randall and Hopkirk [Deceased]" (1969)
Replies: 5
Views: 765

Re: RetroTube podcast: "Randall and Hopkirk [Deceased]" (1969)

Sadly, the link doesn't work, either direct from the page or copy/paste. D.B. Hmmmm. No. Doesn't - does it? Is that my arthritic fingers getting in a mess again? Let's have another go... https://shows.acast.com/retrotube Andrew Nahhh... still f***ed isn't it? Never mind - sure you can find it... Al...
by AndrewP
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: RetroTube podcast: "Randall and Hopkirk [Deceased]" (1969)
Replies: 5
Views: 765

Re: RetroTube podcast: "Randall and Hopkirk [Deceased]" (1969)

Sadly, the link doesn't work, either direct from the page or copy/paste. D.B. Hmmmm. No. Doesn't - does it? Is that my arthritic fingers getting in a mess again? Let's have another go... https://shows.acast.com/retrotube Andrew Nahhh... still f***ed isn't it? Never mind - sure you can find it... Al...
by AndrewP
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: RetroTube podcast: "Randall and Hopkirk [Deceased]" (1969)
Replies: 5
Views: 765

Re: RetroTube podcast: "Randall and Hopkirk [Deceased]" (1969)

TVT_Dave wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:56 am
Sadly, the link doesn't work, either direct from the page or copy/paste.
D.B.
Hmmmm. No. Doesn't - does it? Is that my arthritic fingers getting in a mess again? Let's have another go...

https://shows.acast.com/retrotube

Andrew
by AndrewP
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: RetroTube podcast: "Randall and Hopkirk [Deceased]" (1969)
Replies: 5
Views: 765

RetroTube podcast: "Randall and Hopkirk [Deceased]" (1969)

A friend of mine flagged this podcast up to me and - having just heard one example - I think it's rather nice and I hope to listen to a few more. Basically, our two hosts Adam and Heather share some of their favourite shows from the 1960s to 1980s with each other and see what the other makes of them...
by AndrewP
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Spybrary" #132: Espionage/Conspiracy on British
Replies: 0
Views: 515

"Spybrary" #132: Espionage/Conspiracy on British

Very much enjoyed listening to this - it's university lecturer Joseph Oldham discussing his studies into various British television series and serials such as "Callan", "The Sandbaggers", "Bird of Prey", "Spooks", etc. - and giving a lovely bit of historical context and background of British TV broa...
by AndrewP
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: "The Prisoner": "Once Upon a Village" podcast
Replies: 0
Views: 358

"The Prisoner": "Once Upon a Village" podcast

Just listened to a few editions of this podcast and it's been rather nice hearing John and Jim having run revisiting this series... as well as enjoying them throw a few new thoughts to listeners along the way (one in "Dance of the Dead" which I'd never really considered before caught my attention th...
by AndrewP
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Christmas Day on BBC1 1946-2020
Replies: 16
Views: 2022

Re: Christmas Day on BBC1 1946-2020

Interesting infographic from Mark Gibbings-Jones: The programmes shown on Christmas Day BBC1 on the most occasions, 1946-2020 https://twitter.com/BrokenTV/status/1338548250656301056 . (enlarged version here - https://postimg.cc/N2XvpB0z ) Nice one Billy - thanks for flagging this up! Much appreciat...
by AndrewP
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: "The Sound of TV"
Replies: 7
Views: 1215

"The Sound of TV"

Just watched the first episode on BBC Four and I think it's one of my favourite shows of the year. An awful lot crammed very deftly into a single hour and covering so many of the tunes that are still very dear to me. And all conveyed with affection and understanding. Well worth a look if TV music is...
by AndrewP
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Doctor Who: Too Much Information" podcast
Replies: 0
Views: 594

"Doctor Who: Too Much Information" podcast

A very evocative, entertaining, engaging and enjoyable new podcast from Toby Hadoke with a rather nice, refreshing approach to a subject which might have become stale. Well worth a listen if you have 66 minutes to spare. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/doctor-who-too-much-information-1-0-the-p...
by AndrewP
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: The Kaleidoscope Christmas Guide 1936-2019 - Free to download
Replies: 1
Views: 443

Re: The Kaleidoscope Christmas Guide 1936-2019 - Free to download

PS: Just been told that there's also hard copies available in case anyone wants to order those instead: https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/richard-down-and-simon-coward-and-christopher-perry/british-christmas-television-guide-1936-2019-vol-1/hardcover/product-7w9zr9.html?page=1&pageSize=4 https://www.l...
by AndrewP
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: The Kaleidoscope Christmas Guide 1936-2019 - Free to download
Replies: 1
Views: 443

The Kaleidoscope Christmas Guide 1936-2019 - Free to download

Just had an e-mail through from Kaleidoscope saying that their Christmas Guide is currently free to download:

https://www.tvbrain.info/shop/pdf-download-books/the-kaleidoscope-british-christmas-television-guide-1936-2019

Thought I'd flag it up in case it was of interest.

All the best

Andrew
by AndrewP
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Fanderson Podcast
Replies: 8
Views: 2367

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: 487

"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: 861

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...