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by The Post Office
Sun May 03, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV
Replies: 25
Views: 4243

Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV

Tonight's "Sunday Night At The London Palladium" (Sunday 3rd May 2020) on TPtv gets its first showing. It was due to go out on 6th January 1974 but was never broadcast due to a bomb scare. https://twitter.com/TalkingPicsTV/status/1256916506652348421 https://www.shutterstock.com/editorial/image-edit...
by The Post Office
Sat May 02, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Sean Arnold (1941 - 2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 724

Sean Arnold (1941 - 2020)

Sean Arnold died on 15th April he was 79.

He is best known for playing Barney Crozier, Jim's Boss, in the BBC series Bergerac.

https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2020 ... an-arnold/
by The Post Office
Sat May 02, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Looks like "Talking Pictures TV" are struggling
Replies: 3
Views: 1170

Looks like "Talking Pictures TV" are struggling

I was reading this article: https://www.thedigitalfix.com/film/news/turn-on-tune-in-and-help-support-talking-pictures-tv/ It would be a shame if they too ended up being a victim of Covid-19. I didn't realise that the operation was run on such a small scale until I read this article: https://www.dai...
by The Post Office
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 44
Views: 6573

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

Mark wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:55 am
NO "Eye Level" theme...the worlds gone mad!
When I watched them there were subtle hints of the original "Eye Level" theme in the the "new" theme music - you can clearly hear it.
by The Post Office
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 44
Views: 6573

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

The Van Der Valk remake begins Sunday, 26th April at 8pm on ITV

https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2020 ... haracters/
by The Post Office
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 44
Views: 6573

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

There has been a remake of Van Der Valk. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9128874/ They will be coming to ITV. https://www.geektown.co.uk/2019/07/18/itv-picks-up-marc-warren-fronted-van-der-valk-series/ There are three, 1hour 30mins episodes. They where shown on Dutch TV in January (2020). They can be f...
by The Post Office
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Derek Fowlds (1937-2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 1080

Re: Derek Fowlds (1937-2020)

The Funeral was on Monday (17-2-20) and Basil turned up and read a poem!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-w ... e-51557700

Basil's poem here:

https://twitter.com/realbasilbrush/stat ... 64/photo/2
by The Post Office
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Rutger Hauer (1944 - 2019)
Replies: 5
Views: 825

Rutger Hauer (1944 - 2019)

Dutch actor Rutger Hauer, who starred in Blade Runner, died on Friday 19th July at the age of 75.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49098435
by The Post Office
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Rex Garrod 1943 – 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 643

Rex Garrod 1943 – 2019

Rex Garrod died 8 April 2019.
I remember him from "The Secret Life of Machines" on Channel Four with Tim Hunkin.

Tim Hunkin writes about Rex here:
http://www.timhunkin.com/a229_rex.htm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-48205106
by The Post Office
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Burt Reynolds (1936 - 2018)
Replies: 1
Views: 415

Burt Reynolds (1936 - 2018)

Burt Reynolds died 6th September 2018
In such films as Deliverance, Smokey and the Bandit, Boogie Nights .
And I also saw him in an episode of "McMillan & Wife" believe it or not !
by The Post Office
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Mark E. Smith (1957 – 2018)
Replies: 0
Views: 399

Mark E. Smith (1957 – 2018)

Mark Edward Smith, founder and lead singer with the Fall, died 24 January 2018 aged 60.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/ ... es-aged-60.

Apparently his death was previously wrongly announced by the BBC in March last year, on his 60th birthday.
by The Post Office
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Mark Steel - Who Do I Think I Am?
Replies: 6
Views: 1139

Re: Mark Steel - Who Do I Think I Am?

I do like Mark Steel's radio stuff - "Who Do I Think I Am?" was good and I have listened to all the "In Towns" which I think is up to Series 8. I can also recommend: The Mark Steel Solution The Mark Steel Revolution The Mark Steel Lectures All can be listened to from Mark Steel's website: http://mar...
by The Post Office
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: News at ten
Replies: 9
Views: 1346

Re: News at ten

Feel cheated that local news appears to be recorded. Yes, it's definitely recorded. I can toggle between Fred Dinenage reading the news from Kent in HD and Hampshire in SD at the same time so one at least is a pre-record. If it's not recorded - then it begs the question: HOW? One for the kids there!
by The Post Office
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Hard Sun
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Hard Sun

Just finished watching the last episode of this series (all episodes are up on iPlayer). I thought it was very poor. I don't want to give anything away as only episode 1 has actually been broadcast up to now. The writer thinks there are five series in this - I'll be surprised if it gets another comm...
by The Post Office
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shoestring Series 2
Replies: 44
Views: 6962

Re: Shoestring Series 2

I also regularly watch the episode "The Dangerous Game" at Christmas. An episode that features Michael Elphick, Celia Imrie, Burt Kwouk , Maurice Colbourne and Eric Richard (Bob Cryer from the Bill) with his odd bike/trailer combo, I've seen this episode so many times I know it word for word. I reco...
by The Post Office
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Terence Harvey (1944 - 2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Terence Harvey (1944 - 2017)

Terence Harvey died 9th September 2017 Most newspapers have it as "Hollyoaks actor ... dies". I have never watched Hollyoaks and the name didn't ring any bells but soon as I saw his photo... http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0367731/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/4450419/ex-hollyoak...
by The Post Office
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Jerry Lewis (1926 - 2017)
Replies: 12
Views: 1470

Re: Jerry Lewis (1926 - 2017)

I was not aware of this film EDIT: Yes, it's "The Day the Clown Cried", the film that was made but never released, which became the subject of a BBC video documentary that was never broadcast on TV, but instead made available via the website of BBC Radio Solent. This has got to hold some sort of rec...
by The Post Office
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Jerry Lewis (1926 - 2017)
Replies: 12
Views: 1470

Re: Jerry Lewis (1926 - 2017)

I was never a fan of the Lewis+Martin films - I remember them being on often in the 1970's - Saturday mornings and during school holidays. I would start watching them but quickly lost interest. But he was excellent in one of my fav films "The King Of Comedy".
by The Post Office
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Brian Cant (1933-2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 1249

Re: Brian Cant (1933-2017)

From BBC news website: His agent said he had been living with Parkinson's disease and died at Denville Hall http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40335213 As well as Play School and Play Away and the voice Trumpton, I remember him playing a photographer in the film "The Sandwich Man" starring...
by The Post Office
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Line Of Duty (series 3)
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Re: Line Of Duty (series 3) + (series 4)

Back again! One year on! I thought this series 4 of "Line of Duty" was excellent. I thought series 3 was excellent too - apart from that last 15 - 20 mins at the end. But no such complaints with this series. And there is a series 5 to come. So back here again in 12 months time ;) *Update* Make that ...
by The Post Office
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Tony Haygarth (1945 – 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Tony Haygarth (1945 – 2017)

Tony Haygarth (1945 – 2017)

Died 10th March 2017 aged 72.

http://www.whatsonstage.com/london-thea ... 43107.html
by The Post Office
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: John Forgeham (1941 - 2017)
Replies: 7
Views: 1176

John Forgeham (1941 - 2017)

John Forgeham (1941 - 2017)
Died Friday 10th March. Age 75

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/mi ... r-12728104
by The Post Office
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Francis Durbridge
Replies: 15
Views: 2396

Re: Francis Durbridge

I'm watching Breakaway now. I didn't see it in January 1980.It's a delight as it is exactly like the earlier Durbridges - 2 stories of 6 30 minute episodes. These DVD sets are things anyone interested in 1960s BBC really needs to have! I still remember the name "Marius Rye" which I think was writte...
by The Post Office
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Francis Durbridge
Replies: 15
Views: 2396

Re: Francis Durbridge

Breakaway is in Volume 2 of the DVDs https://www.amazon.co.uk/Francis-Durbridge-Presents-Passenger-Breakaway/dp/B01GRC41ZY/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1483737407&sr=1-2&keywords=francis+durbridge Thanks for the info. It's a pity they don't do Breakaway on its own - £44 is a bit too pricey for me.
by The Post Office
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Inside No. 9 - The Devil of Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 1432

Inside No. 9 - The Devil of Christmas

Inside No. 9 - The Devil of Christmas I did like this. They went for that 1970's TV feel. Apparently they employed old equipment and retired camera operators to get that vintage feel. http://www.cultbox.co.uk/reviews/episodes/inside-no-9-christmas-special-review-s03e01-the-devil-of-christmas It wen...
by The Post Office
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Francis Durbridge
Replies: 15
Views: 2396

Re: Francis Durbridge

I remember watching BREAKAWAY by Francis Durbridge on BBC1 in 1980. Martin Jarvis played the lead character. I'm not sure if it was ever reapeated. It's one of those serials that I look for every now and then to see if it has had a DVD release - along with Telford's Change, Assassination Run, The Tr...
by The Post Office
Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Line Of Duty (series 3)
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Line Of Duty (series 3)

I thought this third series was excellent. All the way through it was gripping stuff, particularly the interviews conducted at AC12 HQ. But, I thought the last 15 mins of the final episode was a bit of a let down. At that point it sort of jumped from a serious "police procedural" to an episode of Th...
by The Post Office
Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1966 General Election on BBC PARLIAMENT
Replies: 5
Views: 1178

1966 General Election on BBC PARLIAMENT

BBC PARLIAMENT are showing the 1966 General Election on Easter Monday. From 8.20 AM through till Midnight

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0075011
by The Post Office
Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: New agreement between Network and the BBC
Replies: 55
Views: 9605

Re: New agreement between Network and the BBC

A DVD release of Telford's Change would be nice.
by The Post Office
Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: whilst watching Randall & Hopkirk...
Replies: 6
Views: 1137

whilst watching Randall & Hopkirk...

the episode entitled "A Sentimental Journey" I noticed this...

http://s1.postimg.org/t3aaza2in/r_h.jpg