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by AndrewP
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Doctor Who" (1970)
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: "Doctor Who" (1970)

"I never watched Dr. Who at all during the 1960s." Not a very promising start from my point of view... Now I think about it, most of the "Doctor Who" fans I know now never watched "Doctor Who" in the 1960s... mainly because they hadn't been born. I loved this as a different perspective from my own ...
by AndrewP
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Tony Garnett (1936-2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: Tony Garnett (1936-2020)

First part of a fascinating interview with Mr Garnett here:

https://cstonline.net/in-conversation-w ... rd-hewett/

All the best

Andrew
by AndrewP
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Doctor Who" (1970)
Replies: 4
Views: 413

"Doctor Who" (1970)

This is a rather lovely blog with some vivid memories of period viewing - some of which I can relate to, some of which are startling fresh to me:

http://sundayinoldmoney.blogspot.com/


Hope others enjoy it too. :)

All the best

Andrew
by AndrewP
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: New Quatermass
Replies: 12
Views: 1096

Re: New Quatermass

Radio 3, tonight at 10pm... https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000b03y What an utterly brilliant programme. For me, this is near perfection in radio discussion - a group of people whom I very much like and admire discussion something which I'm still very, very fond of and doing it with such understa...
by AndrewP
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Fusion Patrol" podcast
Replies: 0
Views: 108

"Fusion Patrol" podcast

A very dear friend of mine recently recommended the Fusion Patrol podcasts to me, and - having heard a few editions about "Doomwatch" and "Moonbase 3" - I'm rather impressed. These may not be to everyone's taste, but basically it's two people discussion in detail the plot and issues arising from epi...
by AndrewP
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: "Jazz 625 For One Night Only"
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Re: "Jazz 625 For One Night Only"

Had the pleasure of attending an academic gig about jazz on television with a focus on "Jazz 625" in Birmingham the other week. Dr Nicolas Pillai - who was behind the event and worked on the BBC Four broadcast - hosted a very enjoyable day, and we got to hear some lovely music and say "thank you" fo...
by AndrewP
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "A Merry Parkside Christmas" - 7 Dec 2019 (Kaleidoscope)
Replies: 4
Views: 327

"A Merry Parkside Christmas" - 7 Dec 2019 (Kaleidoscope)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-merry-parkside-christmas-tickets-77817906453 A festive chill-out ending to another busy year for Kaleidoscope About this Event • A free event, with donations to the RNLI • The opportunity to see some lost television Christmassy classics • The launch of Kaleidoscope’...
by AndrewP
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: "Infinity" (UK magazine)
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: "Infinity" (UK magazine)

Picked up the latest issue today and very much enjoyed the pieces on "Timeslip" and particularly "CATS Eyes" thus far. Looks like a nice spread of subject matter again with some good reading in store for the next couple of days.

All the best

Andrew
by AndrewP
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Counterstrike (BBC, 1969) off-air recordings..?
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: Counterstrike (BBC, 1969) off-air recordings..?

Hello Nick :) Hope all is well. Has anyone ever come up for the reason why Out of Mind being bumped didn't just lead to the rest of the series being put back a week? I *think* it's because the "Counterstrike" slot was being given over to "Take Three Girls" which was one of the prestige, heavily-prom...
by AndrewP
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: "The Goodies": "The Big Ben Theory" (Audible: 2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 183

"The Goodies": "The Big Ben Theory" (Audible: 2019)

Well... that all works very nicely. I have to admit that I was bit apprehensive before I heard it… mainly because I’d always enjoyed “The Goodies” in my childhood primarily as a visual , and it’s only in adulthood that I’ve relished how very smart the verbal content is as well. As such, I wasn’t qui...
by AndrewP
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Colour TV Comes to Town" - Birmingham, Sat 16 Nov 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 233

"Colour TV Comes to Town" - Birmingham, Sat 16 Nov 2019

Just got sent the details for this which I thought I'd pass on in case others were interested (apologies for my poor formatting cut'n'paste): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/colou...ts-75577425113 Colour TV Comes to Town Saturday 16th November 2019 Curzon Building, Birmingham City University 10am-6pm...
by AndrewP
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shoestring Series 2
Replies: 44
Views: 3217

Re: Shoestring Series 2

On Radio Bristol this afternoon they featured Shoestring due to the 40th anniversary this week. Includes interviews with Liz Crowther and George Fenton: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07m7107 The show that Liz Crowther's appearing in is "The Disappearing Act" in case anyone is interested: https...
by AndrewP
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: The Goodies at Slapstick! 2020 in Bristol
Replies: 0
Views: 100

The Goodies at Slapstick! 2020 in Bristol

There's a few Goodies related events on at Bristol's Slapstick! 2020 Festival in January: https://redgravetheatre.com/event/2020/01/the-goodies-50-year-anniversary/760/ Tim, Graeme and Bill in "The Goodies: 50 Year Anniversary" https://bristololdvic.org.uk/whats-on/mini-series/slapstick-takeover-202...
by AndrewP
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: A Celebration of ITC 2 (Sat 19 October 2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Re: A Celebration of ITC 2 (Sat 19 October 2019)

I see that stunt expert Paul Weston is the latest addition to the impressive guest line up. Very nice, fascinating fella with a long career including work on a lot of "cult" brandings.

All the best

Andrew
by AndrewP
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: "The Prisoner" - Ace paperbacks
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: "The Prisoner" - Ace paperbacks

Really good edition this week. Lovely chat with Roger Goodman about the early days of the show's fandom (including Patrick McGoohan's comments at the recording of "Greatest Hits") and a massively enjoyable and spirited discussion of the glorious mess that is "Fall Out": https://www.theeternalvillage...
by AndrewP
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The Larks Ascending - A Guide To Comedy On BBC Radio 3
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: The Larks Ascending - A Guide To Comedy On BBC Radio 3

Had chance to finish this over the last week. A *very* entertaining and informative read which was a very good purchase indeed. Not just all the usual suspects from radio comedy overviews, but a lot of very nice context indeed, flagging up numerous new items which I hadn't been fully aware of and wh...
by AndrewP
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Kaleidoscope: Muppets and Puppets
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Re: Kaleidoscope: Muppets and Puppets

... and a very nice piece about the event on the 6pm Central News bulletin this evening. :)

All the best

Andrew
by AndrewP
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Kaleidoscope: Muppets and Puppets
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Kaleidoscope: Muppets and Puppets

This was a superb day out. Despite various technical and lighting problems, the selection of material made for fascinating viewing, and the array of guests demonstrating their art so effectively and enthusiastically made it an outstanding event. Very glad that we were able to attend. All the best An...
by AndrewP
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: “Back in Time for TV” Blog
Replies: 7
Views: 843

Re: “Back in Time for TV” Blog

1979 is a year with a lot of very strong and vivid memories for me... and the latest edition of this blog was one which I found especially effective.

Hope others may enjoy it too.

https://www.transdiffusion.org/2019/08/21/back-in-time-for-tv-1979

All the best

Andrew
by AndrewP
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: "The Prisoner" - Ace paperbacks
Replies: 3
Views: 273

"The Eternal Village" podcast

Very much being enjoying these. The two hosts have a nice approach - they've done prep, they contrast with each other, they explain their views and they communicate well. And they have some really good interviews in addition to a fresh take on old material. The current podcasts are on the website: h...
by AndrewP
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: "Written in Dead Wax" by Andrew Cartmel
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: "Written in Dead Wax" by Andrew Cartmel

Finished "Flip Back" (Book 4) last night. Goodness... that was enjoyable. Really ramped up the action, but still with the same endearing set of characters. And - in particular - I thought that [Spoiler]the sequence on the causeway[/spoiler] was particularly original. Hope others enjoy this too! All ...
by AndrewP
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: A Celebration of ITC 2 (Sat 19 October 2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 367

A Celebration of ITC 2 (Sat 19 October 2019)

Just flagging up this event which I see has been announced in case it's of interest to those who enjoy ITC shows in general and "Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)" in particular.

http://www.quoitmedia.co.uk/itcevent2.htm

All the best

Andrew
by AndrewP
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: "The Prisoner" - Ace paperbacks
Replies: 3
Views: 273

"The Prisoner" - Ace paperbacks

Rather enjoyed two recent podcasts about the three novels based on the show published in 1969/70. Some nice original discussion about them in the first podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJWItxZUS9U and then a chat with Jean-Marie Stine ('Hank Stine') in the second (where the memories of the S...
by AndrewP
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Smallfilms Survey
Replies: 0
Views: 176

Smallfilms Survey

In case anyone is interested, there's an academic currently assembling a book about Smallfilms who is keen to gather data on the company's audience via a survey which can be found here:

https://forms.gle/R5EbnqUEGjnKdqMG8

All the best

Andrew
by AndrewP
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: TV Years (New Mag)
Replies: 38
Views: 1669

Re: TV Years (New Mag)

Picked Issue 4 (Classic Children's Television) up this morning. *Very* nice selection of articles (and it's so good to read a publication which bothers to differentiate between the old ITV stations rather than just saying "ITV"). Particularly taken with Gary Russell's recollections of making "The Fa...
by AndrewP
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: "Infinity" (UK magazine)
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: "Infinity" (UK magazine)

Some very nice pieces in the new issue. Terrific overview of "Lost in Space"; I've read many accounts of it before, but this one is brilliantly assembled with a lovely variety of quotes to tell the tale. There's also an extremely good overview of "Callan" (which I still rate as one of the best TV sh...
by AndrewP
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: “Back in Time for TV” Blog
Replies: 7
Views: 843

Re: “Back in Time for TV” Blog

Very much enjoyed the sampling of 1975... and for the *third* time I've tried to leave comments to this effect on the Transdiffusion website itself. But they just seem to vanish. If there *is* anyone looking in from Transdiffusion, this blog is something which I'm enjoying immensely, and I'm keen th...
by AndrewP
Mon May 20, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: “Back in Time for TV” Blog
Replies: 7
Views: 843

Re: “Back in Time for TV” Blog

Always lots of good stuff on there to read. Mmmm. I tried to post a missive of enjoyments and gratitude on the website itself ... but it didn't seem to work. Shame. When I see something I like, I always try to enthuse about it or give positive feedback ... but I've tried twice now to submit and com...
by AndrewP
Mon May 20, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: "TV on the Radio" (Scala Radio)
Replies: 1
Views: 94

"TV on the Radio" (Scala Radio)

Lovely friend of mine flagged this new digital radio channel up to me the other day ... and a real gem on it is this show hosted by Segun Akinola which offers all manner of really quite amazing TV soundtrack material. Wonderful listen for two hours every Sunday. Here's the link for the show that air...
by AndrewP
Sat May 18, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: “Back in Time for TV” Blog
Replies: 7
Views: 843

“Back in Time for TV” Blog

Just flagging up something which I’ve rather enjoyed reading of late: HE Cooper’s “Back in Time for TV” postings at Transdiffusion. It’s great to see somebody taking a slightly different approach to what I’ve come across before, and to show some new perspectives on old material. Always makes me happ...