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by Controller 2957
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Barbara Shelley (1932-2021)
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Barbara Shelley (1932-2021)

Sad to have to report that my dear friend Barbara Shelley passed away last night (3rd January)
by Controller 2957
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Misremembered titles
Replies: 35
Views: 1945

Re: Misremembered titles

Not quite the same thing, but in our house my mother would constantly refer to a programme by the name of one of the characters in it. For instance, 'Only Fools & Horses' was forever just 'Del Boy' and 'Open All Hours' would be 'Arkwright' in the 2957 household. And even commonly accepted abbreviati...
by Controller 2957
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ravensbourne University London - BBC Motion Graphics Archive
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Ravensbourne University London - BBC Motion Graphics Archive

I don't THINK that this has been posted elsewhere on the forum (couldn't find anything), but Ravensbourne University London have uploaded 3392 titles sequences from BBC television programmes going back to the 1940s. There's usually an accompanying explanation with each sequence. Not sure what deal t...
by Controller 2957
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Star Cops
Replies: 26
Views: 3521

Re: Star Cops

I *loved* this series, but I do have a couple of criticisms, one of which is a production issue and the other being related to the series' DVD release... 1. The way the directors would have the actors overlap their lines in fast-moving, dramatic scenes. I'm a hearing-aid user so that particular dire...
by Controller 2957
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Bob the cat (circa 2006-2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 749

Bob the cat (circa 2006-2020)

Farewell to the 'Street Cat Named Bob'. Became quite the celeb in his time appearing on countless television shows accompanied by his 'owner' James Bowen and seemed to possess genuine purr-sonality and intelligence. Noted for his large collection of woolly scarves, which he wore without protest (my ...
by Controller 2957
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Timeslip telerecordings-(Audio question)
Replies: 26
Views: 5401

Re: Timeslip telerecordings-(Audio question)

I know this is drifting a little bit from the topic of the audio, but looking at the Wikipedia entry for Timeslip online I've noticed this... "Timeslip was first broadcast on Friday evenings at around 5:10-5:15pm in the ATV region with the other ITV regions broadcasting the series on the following ...
by Controller 2957
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Neville Buswell (1943-2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Neville Buswell (1943-2019)

The actor, known for playing Ray Langton in Coronation Street, passed away on Christmas Day in his adopted home town of Las Vegas.
by Controller 2957
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Tony Britton (1924–2019)
Replies: 0
Views: 945

Tony Britton (1924–2019)

The unfailingly charming and suave Tony Britton has passed away at the very respectable age of 94.
by Controller 2957
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Donald Tosh (1935–2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 652

Donald Tosh (1935–2019)

The last surviving writer/script editor from 1960s Doctor Who has passed away.
by Controller 2957
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Nicky Henson (1945-2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Nicky Henson (1945-2019)

Not totally unexpected as he'd been ill with cancer for over a decade. The fact that he's perhaps best known for his role as Mr Johnson in the Fawlty Towers episode, The Psychiatrist, belies a much more extensive career on both the big and small screens. Notably took over the role of Harvey Moon fro...
by Controller 2957
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Britbox - UK version
Replies: 35
Views: 7654

Britbox - UK version

Firstly, I wasn't impressed by the fact that you have to subscribe to the service BEFORE you can browse content. Anyway, I signed up and did several searches but came empty on the titles I was looking for. Seems like they're going for the low hanging fruit with nothing much for the serious enthusias...
by Controller 2957
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Robert Wallace Forster Jr. (1941–2019)
Replies: 0
Views: 773

Robert Wallace Forster Jr. (1941–2019)

Solid supporting actor who took centre stage as Max Cherry in Jackie Brown (1997) and was Ed (a 'fixer') in Breaking Bad. Sadly passed away on the very day the Breaking Bad movie, El Camino debuted in which he reprised his role as Ed.
by Controller 2957
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Radio 2, Terry Wogan spot 'Hello Chunky' music - circa 1978
Replies: 2
Views: 871

Re: Radio 2, Terry Wogan spot 'Hello Chunky' music - circa 1

My first thought is that perhaps Andrew Pixley's GOODIES books may provide an answer, as Wogan's spot is spoofed in CHIBBY CHUMPS - and they do give these snippets... A Walk In The Black Forest is used in Wogan's Fight The Flab broadcast, and when Tim phones in the music playing is Tony Kinsey's Fa...
by Controller 2957
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Radio 2, Terry Wogan spot 'Hello Chunky' music - circa 1978
Replies: 2
Views: 871

Radio 2, Terry Wogan spot 'Hello Chunky' music - circa 1978

Does anyone recall Terry Wogan's 'Hello Chunky' spot that formed part of his Radio 2 breakfast show in the mid to late '70s? I seem to remember it featured Terry reading out a recipe for would-be slimmers (hence the title) The recipe would be read out over a fast-paced, whistled tune that was extrem...
by Controller 2957
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Counterstrike (BBC, 1969) off-air recordings..?
Replies: 6
Views: 1650

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

Does anyone know of any off-air audio recordings of the missing episodes of the 1969, BBC SF offering Counterstrike ? I've heard very vague rumours of such things but nothing substantial and certainly no tangible leads. I know 'Out of Mind' is a non-starter as it never aired, but anything of the oth...
by Controller 2957
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Dad's Army Remakes
Replies: 46
Views: 7779

Re: Dad's Army Remakes

Not seen them yet, but as I think audio now came to light of some of the original missing Dad's Army TV episodes - I think I would prefer that! There's audio of A Stripe for Frazer but nothing for the other two. There was an animation done for ASfF which might still be available for purchase from i...
by Controller 2957
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 163
Views: 34644

Re: Still With Us

Andree Melly from Hancock's Half Hour (and sister to George) is still with us at 91. Married to Oscar Quitak, 93, an amazing CV, but I still think of him as the wheelchair bound Cerebraun in "Ace Of Wands" YES!! Stuck with me through the years. I was gutted when I found out that 'The Eye of Ra' no ...
by Controller 2957
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Terrance Dicks (1935–2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 1209

Terrance Dicks (1935–2019)

The legendary Doctor Who scribe, script-editor and novelist has passed away after a short illness.
by Controller 2957
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Valerie Harper (1939–2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 687

Valerie Harper (1939–2019)

The actress most famous for playing the slightly neurotic but smart-mouthed Rhoda Morgenstern in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and later in her own spin-off, simply entitled Rhoda, has passed away aged 80 after a decade of serious health issues.
by Controller 2957
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Dixon of Dock Green - surviving episodes from series 9-11
Replies: 7
Views: 1876

Re: Dixon of Dock Green - surviving episodes from series 9-1

Thanks for that Simon!
Simon Coward wrote:The four episodes are:

24/11/1962 A Home of One's Own
05/01/1963 Green Wedding
16/03/1963 Before the Ball

24/10/1964 A Scrap of Paint

Anne Ridler is in the 1962 and 1963 episodes from series 9 but isn't in series 11's "A Scrap of Paint".
by Controller 2957
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Dixon of Dock Green - surviving episodes from series 9-11
Replies: 7
Views: 1876

Dixon of Dock Green - surviving episodes from series 9-11

I wonder if anyone can please tell me the names of the surviving episodes of Dixon of Dock Green from series 9-11? I believe there are only four in total: three from series 9, none from series 10 and one from series 11. Specifically I am looking for episodes featuring Anne Ridler as WP Sgt. Chris Fr...
by Controller 2957
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Albert David Hedison Jr. (1927–2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Albert David Hedison Jr. (1927–2019)

Obviously Capt. Lee Crane in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea but also known on the big screen as the ill-fated André Delambre in 1958's The Fly (billed as Al Hedison) and 007 ally, Felix Leiter, in two Bond films, Live and Let Die and Licence to Kill Pretty much ran the gamut of US small-screen show...
by Controller 2957
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Freddie Jones (1927–2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 1617

Freddie Jones (1927–2019)

The always-dependable actor has passed away aged 91. Perhaps best known to contemporary viewers as Emmerdale' s Sandy Thomas, Jones' career began in the 1960s and encompassed everything from playing Claudius in The Caesars to Sir George Uproar in The Ghosts of Motley Hall . Big screen outings includ...
by Controller 2957
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Bryan Marshall (1938–2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 1764

Bryan Marshall (1938–2019)

A very solid supporting actor who always delivered. Small screen outings included: Spindoe, Persuasion, Warship, United!, The Forsyte Saga, Dixon of Dock Green, Z-Cars, The Saint, The Avengers,The Onedin Line, Out, The Professionals, Return of the Saint, Buccaneer, The Chinese Detective, Robin of Sh...
by Controller 2957
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: William Simons (1940–2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 615

William Simons (1940–2019)

The Welsh actor perhaps best known for his long-running role as amiable copper Alf Ventress in Heartbeat Simons remained in the show for its entire run which saw Ventress eventually retire at take up a civilian role and to assist Oscar Blaketon in his private investigatory activities. One interestin...
by Controller 2957
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Almost cast' actors
Replies: 76
Views: 12425

Re: 'Almost cast' actors

...while I think Jon Finch might have been an early choice to play Doyle. I heard that Jon Finch turned the role down because he 'couldn't possibly play a policeman.' Unlikely in itself as he played just that in the movie 'Diagnosis Murder' with Christopher Lee and Judy Geeson only a couple of year...
by Controller 2957
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Almost cast' actors
Replies: 76
Views: 12425

Re: 'Almost cast' actors

rosalyn wrote: ...while I think Jon Finch might have been an early choice to play Doyle.
I heard that Jon Finch turned the role down because he 'couldn't possibly play a policeman.'
by Controller 2957
Sat May 18, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: John Ronane (1933-2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 794

John Ronane (1933-2019)

A very useful jobbing actor usually in supporting roles. Ronane regularly popped-up in ITC series - The Saint , Strange Report , Department S , The Persuaders! - and played the titular Red in the Sweeney episode 'Trust Red'. His last regular screen appearance was on the right side of the law as Det....
by Controller 2957
Mon May 13, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Doris Day (1922-2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 560

Doris Day (1922-2019)

Farewell to Doris Day who managed the seemingly impossible task of being wholesome and subtly sexy at the same time. Had her own TV show from 1968 to 1973 which she detested but was forced into making due to a contract drawn-up by her (then) recently deceased husband and his business partner. The sh...
by Controller 2957
Wed May 08, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Dad's Army Remakes
Replies: 46
Views: 7779

Re: Dad's Army Remakes

I attended the recording of the first of the remakes - A Stripe for Frazer - back in March. Personally I thought the new cast were fantastic. They all nailed their parts without resorting to crude mimicry of the original actors. As a nice touch, Gordon Peters - who played the policeman in the origin...