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by AndrewP
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: 30 Years Of Citv
Replies: 29
Views: 2067

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: 16
Views: 1621

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
by AndrewP
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Sandbaggers"
Replies: 2
Views: 198

"The Sandbaggers"

A couple of rather good podcasts about this brilliant series - just in case it's of interest to anyone:

https://spybrary.com/the-sandbaggers/

https://spybrary.com/spy-tv-the-sandbag ... table-111/

All the best

Andrew
by AndrewP
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: "Arabesque" (1966)
Replies: 3
Views: 210

"Arabesque" (1966)

Just watched this again this evening ... Goodness, it's brilliant! A massively enjoyable script, engaging cast, terrific music score and utterly bonkers camerawork - what amazing fun! :)

All the best

Andrew
by AndrewP
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast
Replies: 15
Views: 1349

Re: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast

Just enjoyed the edition about "The Persuaders!" which confirms this as one of the very best podcasts that I've heard. I now feel that I can trust the judgment and opinions of those involved on the subject matter... which is very important as the subject matters progress into areas that I'm less fam...
by AndrewP
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: “Back in Time for TV” Blog
Replies: 8
Views: 1241

Re: “Back in Time for TV” Blog

HE's blog now has a new, self-contained home... and has reached forward to 1984. Some interesting stuff on there - hope others are still finding it as engaging as I am:

http://backintimefortv.co.uk/

All the best

Andrew
by AndrewP
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Beiderbecke Affair"
Replies: 1
Views: 203

"The Beiderbecke Affair"

Rather nice podcast discussing this blissful serial if anyone's interested:

https://player.fm/series/an-a-to-z-of-u ... cke-affair

All the best

Andrew
by AndrewP
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy": 7 June 1980
Replies: 1
Views: 191

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

Quite wonderful piece about the making of the pilot episode for the BBC2 series... i.e. what was happening at BBC TV Centre forty years ago today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU54oxyGca4&feature=youtu.be Utterly brilliant for so many reasons. First of all, it's looking back 40 years ... and I'm ...
by AndrewP
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: Members past and present
Replies: 15
Views: 1269

Re: Members past and present

I try to look in every day or two because there's often somebody saying something interesting or worthwhile. I probably post less than I used to because I think I've generally got less to say. I try to keep an eye on Roobarb's as well where there's some people often posting interesting stuff - but I...
by AndrewP
Wed May 27, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Future of BBC Four
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Future of BBC Four

Given the current threat that the channel is reportedly under, I thought that this academic item was a great read:

https://cstonline.net/everybody-needs-a ... ne-weston/

All the best

Andrew
by AndrewP
Wed May 27, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Fanderson Podcast
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Fanderson Podcast

Thought I'd flag this up in case it's of interest... but Fanderson - the Gerry and Sylvia Anderson Appreciation Society - have launched a podcast which can be found here: https://fanderson.podbean.com/e/fanderson-podcast-1/ Description: Our host Ros Connors: discusses Doppelgänger with Ian Fryer pre...
by AndrewP
Mon May 25, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast
Replies: 15
Views: 1349

Re: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast

Episode 3 - Man In A Suitcase is available now https://jazwiseman.podbean.com/e/itc-entertained-the-world-episode-3-man-in-a-suitcase/ Marvellously entertaining edition. Again, it's just so good to hear a podcast that's full of solid content and discussion. It's driven by knowledge, understanding a...
by AndrewP
Sun May 24, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Prisoner" (1967-1968) Watchalong
Replies: 1
Views: 339

"The Prisoner" (1967-1968) Watchalong

Just had this flagged up to me, and felt that I should in turn flag it up here in case anyone is interested in joining in: https://twitter.com/paranoidstylist/status/1264153142851141632 "We’ll be starting on Wednesday (27 May), 8pm BST, with episode 1, Arrival. All are well come." All the best Andrew
by AndrewP
Sun May 10, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: "I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again - Again!"
Replies: 7
Views: 987

Re: "I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again - Again!"

Here's the performance - with Tim, Graeme and Bill - from the Slapstick! Festival in January 2020. Hope you enjoy it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m2GnvhtqJI

All the best

Andrew
by AndrewP
Sun May 10, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Goodies at Slapstick! - January 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 536

The Goodies at Slapstick! - January 2020

The Goodies Reunion at the Slapstick! Festival in January is now online. Hope it will make others as delighted as it did me in seeing three mates who were still being friends and making each other laugh together after almost 60 years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bsFcUHwxyY All the best Andrew
by AndrewP
Mon May 04, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Tim Brooke-Taylor (1940-2020)
Replies: 18
Views: 2177

Re: Tim Brooke-Taylor (1940-2020)

It seems not - an archive episode from 2005 is scheduled for 4th May: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000hvbk Another schedule change - the above episode will be broadcast on 11th May. On 4th May, next Monday, there will be a special tribute programme presented by Graeme Garden: https://www.bbc.c...
by AndrewP
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast
Replies: 15
Views: 1349

Re: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast

Now had the pleasure of hearing the "Danger Man" edition... and this builds upon the first very well indeed. Rodney and Jaz already offer a very nice contrasting set of expertise, and added to the mix this time is Rick - and you couldn't ask for a better understanding of Patrick McGoohan's career. I...
by AndrewP
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Tim Brooke-Taylor (1940-2020)
Replies: 18
Views: 2177

Re: Tim Brooke-Taylor (1940-2020)

Some lovely memories of Tim and the Kitten Kon event he attended 20 years ago from Alison Bean who was one of the key people behind the event:

https://twitter.com/hashtag/KittenKon20 ... htag_click

Hope these are of interest.

All the best

Andrew
by AndrewP
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Tim Brooke-Taylor (1940-2020)
Replies: 18
Views: 2177

Re: Tim Brooke-Taylor (1940-2020)

Well the Guardian's obituary was rubbish, though the majority of user comments at its tail were very uplifting, so I may as well add something here for posterity. I only met TBT once - when I had the great good fortune to sit in on the commentary recordings on the second Goodies DVD release, which ...
by AndrewP
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast
Replies: 15
Views: 1349

"ITC Entertained the World" - podcast

Just wanted to flag up the first edition of this new podcast which focuses on the utterly superb and yet often neglected offering "Gideon's Way". This is certainly one of the very best debut editions of a podcast that I've come across; the hosts communicate their subject brilliantly and have really ...
by AndrewP
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Tim Brooke-Taylor (1940-2020)
Replies: 18
Views: 2177

Re: Tim Brooke-Taylor (1940-2020)

A lovely, kind man.

RIP Tim.

Thank you so much for everything.

Andrew & Julie
by AndrewP
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Doctor Who" (1970)
Replies: 4
Views: 634

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: 465

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: 634

"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: 1681

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: 505

"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: 840

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: 520

"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: 682

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: 751

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...