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by Tim Munro
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 160
Views: 26743

Re: Still With Us

Brian F wrote:That list includes John Savident who died in 2006.
Savident's "Coronation Street" character died in 2006. According to Wikipedia, and I've heard nothing to the contrary, Mr. Savident himself is thankfully still with us.
by Tim Munro
Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: A Traveller in Time - Sophie Thompson
Replies: 4
Views: 784

Re: A Traveller in Time - Sophie Thompson

Delighted to see this is finally resurfacing as I have very fond memories of it. Nice also to see another one of Simon Gipps-Kent's performances being released (not the most flattering of his appearances though, unless my memories of the curly wig he was lumbered with are exaggerated).
by Tim Munro
Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: The One Game: The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 6
Views: 1003

Re: PR: The One Game: The Complete Series [Network]

fatcat wrote:Oh excellent!


I think the Americans nicked it for The Game with Michael Douglas?
I thought The Game was generally regarded as being "inspired" by the (IMO) deeply irritating and seriously overrated John Fowles novel The Magus.
by Tim Munro
Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 79966

Re: The Avengers - To be repeated

brigham wrote:It didn't exactly grab us at the time!
Ratings of a solid 7.4 million throughout the original run, with 7.9 for "Bride of Sacrifice", suggest there were plenty of viewers it did grab.
by Tim Munro
Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 79966

Re: The Avengers - To be repeated

thebeekeeper wrote:

If you're going to choose a single story as an example of Hartnell why on earth choose The Aztecs anyway?
On account of it being the teensiest bit brilliant? And standing up much much better than a lot of the science fiction stories?
by Tim Munro
Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network - New agreement with ITV
Replies: 35
Views: 4882

Re: Network - New agreement with ITV

Nick Cooper 625 wrote:
Tim Munro wrote:"Barriers" please ( he said yet again).
So predictable...!
You might think that. I could not possibly comment.
by Tim Munro
Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network - New agreement with ITV
Replies: 35
Views: 4882

Re: Network - New agreement with ITV

"Barriers" please ( he said yet again).
by Tim Munro
Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Simply depressing
Replies: 30
Views: 6143

Re: Simply depressing

Softly Softly had the same problem twice didn't it? They rectified the problem the first time but there were still one or two filmised episodes that slipped the net so they rectified the problem again! Finally, they got it right. I ordered my copy direct from Simply rather than risk from Amazon. Th...
by Tim Munro
Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Simply depressing
Replies: 30
Views: 6143

Re: Simply depressing

You should be safe with "Softly Softly" if you buy direct from Simply, and even if you buy from somebody else and get the filmised version just contact Simply's customer services and they'll swap it. It's true though that it's utterly infuriating, firstly that a company releasing archive television ...
by Tim Munro
Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196894

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

The problem with bringing in William Russell is that it was stated in SJA that Ian and Barbara have apparently not aged at all since their return. Why and how I have no idea. Easy enough to ignore I suppose, although one does wonder why they threw it in there to begin with. And how to approach the ...
by Tim Munro
Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sherlock Holmes
Replies: 231
Views: 24084

Re: Sherlock Holmes

Fascinating: is this all documented somewhere? I am sure there are many horror stories about those final years of the programme. I saw Brett and Hardwicke on stage in 1989 doing The Secret of Sherlock Holmes: fantastic stuff but later I found an account online somewhere of the hell that was going o...
by Tim Munro
Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sherlock Holmes
Replies: 231
Views: 24084

Re: Sherlock Holmes

The failings of the Granada Baskervilles are largely attributable to the fact that it was done with sod all money, producer June Wyndham Davis having elected to open that run of episodes with location filming in Cornwall for "The Devil's Foot" on which the costs spiralled horrendously out of control...
by Tim Munro
Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Promised Programmes that were never made
Replies: 81
Views: 8260

Re: Promised Programmes that were never made

I'm sure Douglas Adams said several times that the second series of HHGG didn't happen due to his unwillingness to work with Alan J.W. Bell again.
by Tim Munro
Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196894

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

One does wonder how folks debated the relative merits and otherwise of Doctor Who with complete strangers before the internet……..the forums would have been on fire at the first glimpse of Colin Baker’s costume! We did that in the letters pages of fanzines. Oddly enough I don't recall there being an...
by Tim Munro
Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC 1954 Version of Nineteen Eighty-Four - DVD Release
Replies: 22
Views: 3019

Re: BBC 1954 Version of 1984 - DVD Release

Blimey! Low flying pigs seen over offices of Orwell Estate!!

Now let's just hope that the BFI overcome their bizarre aversion to/incomprehension of Vidfire and either use the Restoration Team version that was done oh so many years ago or commission them to do a new restoration.
by Tim Munro
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196894

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

From what I've been reading it looks like Vastra, Strax, and Jenny will feature in Peter Capaldi's premiere episode. Why oh why couldn't Moffat leave Character's from Matt's Smith era behind and give us something fresh? When he's introducing his audience to a new Doctor who is very different to wha...
by Tim Munro
Fri May 30, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Barbara Murray (1929-2014)
Replies: 3
Views: 783

Re: Barbara Murray (1929-2014)

Very sad news. I first became aware of her as Lady Cranleigh in "Doctor Who"s "Black Orchid" and remember being very struck by her. Then loved her in "The Bretts" - and in recent years had the great joy of discovering "The Power Game" and her magnificent turn as Lady Pamela Wilder, the perfect compl...
by Tim Munro
Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Promised Programmes that were never made
Replies: 81
Views: 8260

Re: Promised Programmes that were never made

Would it really have been different then before? No doubt Marian would've come back because of some reason or plot device? Why was it cancelled, anyway, does anyone know? Well Marian would have been back but not for the majority of episodes - the reason she was written out in "Time of the Wolf" is ...
by Tim Munro
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Promised Programmes that were never made
Replies: 81
Views: 8260

Re: Promised Programmes that were never made

Would it really have been different then before? No doubt Marian would've come back because of some reason or plot device? Why was it cancelled, anyway, does anyone know? Well Marian would have been back but not for the majority of episodes - the reason she was written out in "Time of the Wolf" is ...
by Tim Munro
Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sherlock Holmes
Replies: 231
Views: 24084

Re: Sherlock Holmes

Is there an official BluRay release? I've seen a privately-imported set in Castillian or some such. Anyone got any experience? Sounds like the Spanish releases. With a British bluray release nowhere to be seen they're probably your best option for the series in HD - look and sound better than they ...
by Tim Munro
Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Paul Rogers (1917-2013)
Replies: 1
Views: 443

Re: Paul Rogers (1917-2013)

Drat. I know it comes to us all, and 96 is a wonderful age to have lived to, especially with such a shining career, but I'm still so sad to hear Mr. Rogers has gone. He was a wonderful actor, always excellent in whatever he did, terrific in "Porterhouse Blue", shatteringly good in his "Public Eye" -...
by Tim Munro
Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sherlock Holmes
Replies: 231
Views: 24084

Re: Sherlock Holmes

Problem number two was something that afflicted the whole of that last year. The producers had this fantastic Baker Street set on the backlot at Granada studios. However, in the 1990s, Granada opened it to the public as a visitor attraction. And during the period that Holmes would be filming, Brita...