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by simon10011
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodnight Sweetheart
Replies: 7
Views: 1243

Re: Goodnight Sweetheart

[quote="Richard Charles Skryngestone"]

(Although there was something a bit off about the 'hero' being a bigamist, lying to both wives...)[/quote

I think that's why they cast Nicholas Lyndhurst because the writers thought the audience would accept him in this role because of his nice guy image!
by simon10011
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Crown Court (Episode Transmission Dates)
Replies: 13
Views: 1840

Re: Crown Court (Episode Transmission Dates)

Don't know if you have the Network dvd releases but according to the sleeve notes of volume 6 The Traffic Wardens Daughter was due to be shown on those dates but was replaced by The Getaway and subsequently wasn't transmitted. Possibly due to the episode content!
by simon10011
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Eve (2015)
Replies: 1
Views: 559

Re: Eve (2015)

Yes a very good show. These type of shows are very few these days.
Another good one although not Sci-Fi is Hetty Feather set in The Foundling Hospital which took in unwanted children.
by simon10011
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'The Two Ronnies' - Underground station names sketch
Replies: 10
Views: 1691

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

Mark wrote:Series 9, Edition 5, TX:2/1/82
It's actually Series 9 Programme 8
Would love to know how long one of those sketches took to write and then record!
by simon10011
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: William G Stewart (1935-2017)
Replies: 8
Views: 1208

Re: William G Stewart (1935-2017)

Only just seen this!! Sad news!!
Remember seeing him on a couple of documentaries about Sid James and telling stories of how Sid would ask him to go and put bets on for him!
Seemed like a great guy! R.I.P
by simon10011
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 79960

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Well i never got around to buying the legacy boxset as i understood the version of Shada was exactly the same as the old VHS release. So i'm looking forward to this!! Isn't it true to say that a lot of fans just buy the dvd's for the extra's anyway having seen some of the stories numerous times! I k...
by simon10011
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196868

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

I think that the casting of Jodie Whittaker is a good thing!! Although i don't think that there has been a massive decline in ratings. I think it's partly due to the decline in tv viewing across the board and not just Doctor Who and also the fact that it's now a 12 year old show and so less and less...
by simon10011
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196868

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

Ratings wise this series the show is more often than not the top rating show on BBC 1 for that particular day once the final ratings are published. Also usually in the top ten for BBC shows for the week and also usually in the top thirty of all shows for the week. Given that in the most recent ratin...
by simon10011
Mon May 01, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network Adventures of Rupert Bear
Replies: 4
Views: 891

Network Adventures of Rupert Bear

Network have just released a pre-buy for The Adventures of Rupert Bear Volume 1. I thought there may be a few people here interested!!
by simon10011
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: All Star Comedy Carnival Network
Replies: 1
Views: 466

All Star Comedy Carnival Network

Just spotted this on Network site. It's the specials from 1972 and 73
by simon10011
Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Favourite show (one choice only)
Replies: 28
Views: 2730

Re: Favourite show (one choice only)

Juliet Bravo!
by simon10011
Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Charles Endell Esq
Replies: 8
Views: 1827

Charles Endell Esq

Have just come across this on Amazon. Released this week from a label called Go Entertain.
by simon10011
Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196868

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

The problem is far more than just whether here are single episode stories, or a few feature-length episodes. The problem is that Doctor Who the television show as it is now is pretty poor. Poor writing, poor execution. It's stale, it's embarrassing, it doesn't have a clue which way it is going. It ...
by simon10011
Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196868

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

Well, the ratings are falling(and yes that includes the trumped-up ones as well..), and Doctor Who no longer has that "cool"(or whatever the modern kids' slang is) factor it had just a short while ago. The current path is one that is clearly heading downhill, and not just for older fans. Which is w...
by simon10011
Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Folk horror & generally odd drama for kids nowadays?
Replies: 7
Views: 1119

Re: Folk horror & generally odd drama for kids nowadays?

There was a show earlier this year called Eve. Which was kind of like A for Andromeda for kids in that it involved a humanoid robot named Eve. I tend to find these days that the kids shows always go for comedy over drama which meant you got episodes where Eve learns to play football and goes to scho...
by simon10011
Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196868

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

Not sure the ratings really matter that much there just seems to be a trend where less and less people are watching tv as it is broadcast. Doc Martin which is one of itv's big hitters was 2 million down on it's 1st episode compared to it's 1st episode in 2013. The audiences for Christmas Day last ye...
by simon10011
Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: A Traveller in Time - Sophie Thompson
Replies: 4
Views: 784

A Traveller in Time - Sophie Thompson

I see this is up for pre order on Amazon from Simply Media along with the cover design.
by simon10011
Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Justice: The Complete Third Series [Network]
Replies: 6
Views: 959

Re: PR: Justice: The Complete Third Series [Network]

Nearly finished series 3 and i think there's only been 1 episode that i haven't enjoyed so far with only the last episode to go. Anthony Valentine was a great addition to the cast with some great guest stars as well. William Russell and Gareth Thomas to name just 2. A bit of a shame it didn't contin...
by simon10011
Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network series at Poundland.
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Re: Network series at Poundland.

I picked up Dawson's Weekly from Edinburgh Woolen Mill some time ago along with Keep it in the Family series one.
I'm afraid i only managed 3 episodes of Dawson's Weekly before it went on the dispose of pile.
Really enjoyed Keep it in the Family but that didn't stay in the collection either.
by simon10011
Thu May 07, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Moondial DVD Release
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Moondial DVD Release

Only discovered this on Amazon a few days ago. Second Sight have released Moondial in it's original 6 episode format complete with extra's.
Interviews with Siri Neal, Colin Cant and commentaries on episodes 1 and 6.
Now how about Tom's Midnight Garden!
by simon10011
Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: James Best - Sheriff Rosco from Dukes of Hazzard 1927-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 540

Re: James Best - Sheriff Rosco from Dukes of Hazzard 1927-20

One of the few US shows in my collection.
R.I.P Rosco P Coltrane
by simon10011
Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:05 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196868

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

Mickey wrote:I love "The Gunfighters". Don't think I've seen a Hartnell yet that I haven't.
Yes i think The Gunfighters is one of the best Hartnells. He is great in this one almost word perfect!
by simon10011
Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: The House That Jack Built: The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 30
Views: 2778

Re: PR: The House That Jack Built: The Complete Series [Netw

I hate "why this and not that" posts, but honestly.... A sitcom so dire it was curtailed during its first and only series? Network have Soldier and Me, Intruder, Quest of Eagles, and more Whicker and World in Action sitting on the shelves, yet they choose this and Faith in the Future? Genuine quest...
by simon10011
Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: The House That Jack Built: The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 30
Views: 2778

Re: PR: The House That Jack Built: The Complete Series [Netw

Well of all the titles Network could release i wasn't expecting this.
Will buy anyway purely because of the late great Adam Faith. It was originally shown not long before he died. Seem to remember it was only 5 episodes.
by simon10011
Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196868

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

I don't have the figures to hand but I suspect ratings were high in 2009 because it was a gap year with only the specials. From DWM the last seasons ratings appear to be remarkably consistent Basically reading your posts it seems you have a classic old school proprietorial attitude towards the show...
by simon10011
Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196868

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

I was originally very excited when I heard that Peter Capaldi would be the Twelfth Doctor. I can also remember very well that Moffat said that Series 8 would be darker and "more difficult". What we got was more of the same. There were certain scripts that I'd be willing to bet were leftovers from t...
by simon10011
Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196868

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

I was originally very excited when I heard that Peter Capaldi would be the Twelfth Doctor. I can also remember very well that Moffat said that Series 8 would be darker and "more difficult". What we got was more of the same. There were certain scripts that I'd be willing to bet were leftovers from t...
by simon10011
Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196868

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

I thought series 8 was one of the most consistent in the new era's 10 year history. In that they were not all great stories but they were all good stories. The weakest in my opinion being Time Heist.
by simon10011
Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196868

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

Well i enjoyed Last Christmas! Not too sure about Moffats take on Santa but overall i thought it was one of the better Christmas Episodes. I tend to enjoy the Moffat era Christmas episodes more than the RTD one's because Christmas is more central to the story in a few of them whereas the RTD one's j...
by simon10011
Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196868

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

It's only your opinion that the show needs fixing but you present it as a fact! Did I say that, absolutely not, that is your interpretation of what I said. But for your edification I will clarify, It is MY OPINION that much of the rebooted series needs fixing but is still watchable. The classic ser...