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by lovecraft
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 45
Views: 1112

Re: Is it all over....?

by lovecraft
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 45
Views: 1112

Is it all over....?

So, I suppose, what I am asking, is the era of regular issues on DVD of archive TV via Network/Acorn/Simply et al largely over? Hardly any new releases these days, a number of series remain incompletely issued, it seems that boat has sailed. Network seem, inexplicably to me, to see greater profit on...
by lovecraft
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doomwatch DVD finally here
Replies: 16
Views: 1619

Re: Doomwatch DVD finally here

I have the boxset and have had two goes at getting into it but I'm afraid I find it all rather shallow.
by lovecraft
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Spy Trap
Replies: 6
Views: 587

Re: Spy Trap

Lockdown is giving me the opportunity of a full Blake's 7 rewatch. Seeing the wonderfully avuncular Paul Daneman in Killer led me to this series. What a shame this never got a release. Probably wont happen now of course.
by lovecraft
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Softly Softly: Taskforce
Replies: 80
Views: 7177

Re: Softly Softly: Taskforce

So, here we are, some years down the line and I am just about to watch the last of my Pidax discs. Despite, the Jack the Ripper release, it seems the era of archive TV on DVD is pretty much drawn to a close, but the era of some kind of streaming service of such material is a long way off if indeed i...
by lovecraft
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Blu Ray recommendations....?
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Blu Ray recommendations....?

The impending arrival of The Woman in Black TV adaptation has prompted me to finally pick up a BR player. What might anyone recommend as particularly worth picking up archive TV wise on this format or even what are the best film restorations out there?
by lovecraft
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: SF/Fantasy/Cult/General TV Podcast Recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 1320

Re: SF/Fantasy/Cult/General TV Podcast Recommendations

Anyone checked out Whisperers in Darkness on the Sounds App.

Modern takes on Lovecraft's Charles Dexter Ward and the above title. Both really really good, highly recommended.
by lovecraft
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Paul Darrow (1941-2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: Paul Darrow (1941-2019)

It's probably my long abiding love of the Avon character that got me into so called 'cult tv' in the first place. Thank you Mr Darrow. RIP.
by lovecraft
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: General Hospital: The Complete Second Series [Network]
Replies: 14
Views: 991

Re: PR: General Hospital: The Complete Second Series [Networ

Sorry if I have got anyones hopes up but I take it this release has gone the way of the dodo for some reason....?
by lovecraft
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Roobarb Forum question
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Re: Roobarb Forum question

David Ballard wrote:I had a similar problem when I registered last year. I'd pretty much given up when I received an e-mail after a few weeks to say my account had been approved. You might just need to be patient.
Its been a year now....but well, first world problems and all that!
by lovecraft
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Roobarb Forum question
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Roobarb Forum question

HI, sorry to ask here but was not sure where else to go. I am registered on Roobarb but am unable to post. I have been going round in circles trying to activate my account to no avail. The contact email for admin says it has been disabled. Why am I sent to Coventry? Any suggestions greatly appreciat...
by lovecraft
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Llizzie Dripping/Ballet Shoes/Simon & the Witch
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Re: Llizzie Dripping/Ballet Shoes/Simon & the Witch

Is anyone able to please tell me the piece of music used in the first run of Lizzie Dripping?
by lovecraft
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: A Family At War DVD
Replies: 29
Views: 1941

Re: A Family At War DVD

I'm glad that I am not such a stickler for these things!

One advantage the Dutch set does have is that it will free up at least a foot of space on your average archive TV fan's bulging shelves....
by lovecraft
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Softly Softly: Taskforce
Replies: 80
Views: 7177

Re: Softly Softly: Taskforce

brigham wrote:I suppose that includes 'normal' Softly Softly too, as well as the 'Task Force' kind?
I didn't specify but seems safe to assume so.
by lovecraft
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Softly Softly: Taskforce
Replies: 80
Views: 7177

Re: Softly Softly: Taskforce

Finally beginning to work my way through series 2 and really enjoying it. What a thoughtful and intelligent series for the most part. Any sign of any further series from Simply or will I have to resort to those German releases? Addendum - an email from Simply received today says they have no further...
by lovecraft
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'The Two Ronnies' - Underground station names sketch
Replies: 10
Views: 1047

Re: 'The Two Ronnies' - Underground station names sketch

If its the Glasgow Underground it might have been a substantially shorter sketch.....
by lovecraft
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Whither Something in Disguise/Chessgame?
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: Whither Something in Disguise/Chessgame?

Moribund I tell you, moribund!
by lovecraft
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Whither Something in Disguise/Chessgame?
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Whither Something in Disguise/Chessgame?

These seem to be two titles seem to have drifted off into 'we are awaiting a release date' hell. Anyone have any clues as to when that might change?
by lovecraft
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Spike Milligan Q programmes on DVD
Replies: 4
Views: 706

Re: Spike Milligan Q programmes on DVD

I'm very surprised no one else has commented on this excellent release. Got my copy for Christmas and have just started on "Q6". Fantastic to see the original episodes as they originally went out. Long overdue release! Hope they'll do "The Goodies" complete next. As is well known only three out of ...
by lovecraft
Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: George Michael (Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou) 1963-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: George Michael (Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou) 1963-2016

As a budding teenage prog rocker in the 1980's, obviously not my cup of tea musically, but, a lot of the stories coming out about him after his death seem to concern his generosity to those in need, which is heart warming.
by lovecraft
Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: Registering.
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: Registering.

This is the job I NEED.
by lovecraft
Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Freemantle-Network deal.
Replies: 20
Views: 2905

Re: Freemantle-Network deal.

Glad to have received my copy but shame its in such cheap cardboard packaging.....the DVD equivalent of a cd digipak....
by lovecraft
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Favourite show (one choice only)
Replies: 28
Views: 1368

Re: Favourite show (one choice only)

Blake's 7
by lovecraft
Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network 50% off sale.
Replies: 19
Views: 2127

Re: Network 50% off sale.

So, anyone know what is happening with Something in Disguise?
by lovecraft
Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Dave Swarbrick 1941 - 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Re: Dave Swarbrick 1941 - 2016

I know we are not supposed to put links to a certain site here but there is some really wonderful footage on that site of Fairports (and Steeleye Span during the Martin Carthy era of the band) if you search with the band names and Ainsdale Beach. Priceless.
by lovecraft
Wed May 25, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Burt Kwouk, actor (Cato) (1930-2016)
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Re: Burt Kwouk, actor (Cato) (1930-2016)

Strangely we had just introduced my 7 year old daughter to the joys of Clouseau and Cato, though, to be honest, it was me with tears of laughter rolling down my cheeks and my daughter wondering what all the fuss was about.

Thanks for all the laughs Burt. RIP
by lovecraft
Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Is my DVD player dead...?
Replies: 2
Views: 554

Re: Is my DVD player dead...?

You know what?

I switched it off and switched it back on again.
by lovecraft
Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Charles Endell Esq
Replies: 8
Views: 1242

Re: Charles Endell Esq

Any more news on this one....still mysteriously unavailable...?
by lovecraft
Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The secret history of 'Threads'
Replies: 46
Views: 3056

Re: The secret history of 'Threads'

I remember seeing "The Day After" on TV here - I must of been in my teens when it aired, and I recall being scared s**tless by it. I've never seen it again since the original broadcast so can't say how I'd react now. I've never seen "Threads" but by all accounts, the impression I've got from people...
by lovecraft
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network releases
Replies: 2
Views: 854

Re: Network releases

Is the Spoils if War the one previously issued by Acorn?