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by David Plaice
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Prisoner 50th Anniversary
Replies: 9
Views: 1287

Re: The Prisoner 50th Anniversary

The Blu-ray of In My Mind is currently just £2.99 at Amazon (two pounds less than the DVD).
by David Plaice
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Trailers
Replies: 63
Views: 5003

Re: Trailers

Bernie wrote:I did a number of Christmas promotion campaigns. This was the last - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... uekNp4Geu8 .
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Did you commission the animation that tops and tails it?
by David Plaice
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The weird world of dubbing
Replies: 35
Views: 2805

Re: The weird world of dubbing

I know he's been mentioned before but the most recognisable & ubiquitous voice to me that was all over the airwaves in the 1970s & '80s was David de Keyser - certainly used for alot of foreign shows/films in English... In the 1960s his was the "Anadin voice" to me, and seemed ubiquitous. It was man...
by David Plaice
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Glynn Edwards (1931-2018)
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: Glynn Edwards (1931-2018)

I'll always associate him with The Yellow Pill from the Out of the Unknown series. All I remember is his policeman character standing impassively while the protagonist pummels him. Then we learn why he isn't reacting. Such a pity that episode is lost.
by David Plaice
Sun May 27, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Question about BFI Alan Clarke releases
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: Question about BFI Alan Clarke releases

I got the Blu-ray set and later bought the DVD as a gift. Like you I wondered if the DVD extras were the same so I checked. The DVD documentary The Landscape of Feelings comprises all the Penda-related segments of the box set's Out of His Own Light , and the illustrated booklet by Sukhdev Sandhu is ...
by David Plaice
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Bob Bura (of Bura and Hardwick) (1924-2018)
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Bob Bura (of Bura and Hardwick) (1924-2018)

Just heard about this on Last Word.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b01w67

Bob Bura, animator and puppeteer.
Born 25th September 1924; died 7th April 2018 aged 93.

Some background information:
http://www.t-web.co.uk/trump_bh.htm
by David Plaice
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Security vetting at the BBC
Replies: 8
Views: 1065

Re: Security vetting at the BBC

When I was doing my six month attachment to Outside Broadcasts in 1986 the crew was assigned to a Panorama interview with Margaret Thatcher from 10 Downing Street. I had to wait until vetting had been completed before I could be scheduled to work on the programme with them. I was relieved when it ca...
by David Plaice
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: Android Chrome Login Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Android Chrome Login Problem

I'm logged in on a Nexus 5 and a Nexus 7, both with Android 6.0.1 and Chrome 64.0.3282.137. However, it's a long time since I've needed to log in so it was probably done on earlier versions.
by David Plaice
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Jeremy Wilkin (1930-2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Re: Jeremy Wilkin (1930-2017)

Last year I watched Undermined and Revenge of the Cybermen, and I'm halfway through the UFO Blu-ray set, so I've seen Jeremy Wilkin a lot lately. Sad news.
by David Plaice
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Fenella Fielding interview
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Fenella Fielding interview

These events appear to have a similar format. Four Saturday afternoons starting 10 February 2018. Fenella will be reading excerpts from her recently released audio book and hardback of memoirs ‘Do You Mind If I Smoke?’ The afternoon will conclude with a short Q&A with Fenella hosted by Misty Moon gu...
by David Plaice
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Frost Report filming on Ealing Common
Replies: 12
Views: 711

Re: The Frost Report filming on Ealing Common

Thanks for this. I'll post a link in the Memories of TV Centre group on Facebook.
by David Plaice
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Crossovers?
Replies: 47
Views: 3142

Re: Crossovers?

Can't be bothered to paraphrase so I've lifted this description straight from Wikipedia: "The Goodies and the Beanstalk" — At the end of this episode, John Cleese portrays a genie in the guise of a Monty Python character and uses the Python catchphrase, "And now for something completely different." ...
by David Plaice
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actor/Writers
Replies: 35
Views: 1656

Re: Actor/Writers

John Kane (Tommy in Planet of the Spiders) wrote Terry and June and The Feathered Serpent amongst others.
by David Plaice
Sun May 28, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: "Directed by Douglas Camfield" by Michael Seely (Miwk)
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: "Directed by Douglas Camfield" by Michael Seely (Miwk)

His colleagues' affection and their respect for his work comes across in so many DVD features but I didn't know about this book. Thanks for the heads-up.

http://www.miwkpublishing.com/store/ind ... uct_id=107.
by David Plaice
Tue May 02, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Jonathan Meades Retrospective 31 May - 20 Jun 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 187

Jonathan Meades Retrospective 31 May - 20 Jun 2017

http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/events/jonathan-meades-retrospective/ Including BFI Screening and Career Interview Saturday 03 June 2017 18:00 NFT1 Full programme: Programme Screening & Discussion Meades + Artists Wed 31 May Horse Hospital Works Screened: In Search of Bohemia: Artists’ Architectu...
by David Plaice
Tue May 02, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Child Be Strange: A Symposium on Penda’s Fen
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Child Be Strange: A Symposium on Penda’s Fen

+ Q&A with screenwriter David Rudkin
Saturday 10 June 2017 10:00 NFT3

https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/Online/defau ... 3F96291122
by David Plaice
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: David Rudkin: Ashes (1972) - New Production
Replies: 1
Views: 217

David Rudkin: Ashes (1972) - New Production

Octagon Theatre, Bolton Thu 23 February - Sat 11 March 2017 https://octagonbolton.co.uk/whats-on/theatre/ashes/ From the blurb: It is the 1970’s and Anne and Colin desperately want a child, and are trying everything to achieve this dream. They subject themselves to the indignity of trailing from doc...
by David Plaice
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Sherlock Series 4
Replies: 10
Views: 703

Re: Sherlock Series 4

Disappointing but not unexpected. Just fizzled out at the end. The first two series bear repeat viewing, the last two do not.
by David Plaice
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Odd misapprehensions
Replies: 125
Views: 5879

Re: Odd misapprehensions

I thought I was being asked to send a cheque or post allorder.
by David Plaice
Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1966 General Election on BBC PARLIAMENT
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: 1966 General Election on BBC PARLIAMENT

Coverage of Harold Wilson boarding a train at Lime Street station:
The man in the top hat is the stationmaster. He's the last to wear a top hat, the next one will wear a bowler. British Rail call it modernization.
by David Plaice
Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Penda's Fen Screening (15.11.14)
Replies: 23
Views: 1951

Re: Penda's Fen Screening (15.11.14)

Alex Morris has identified a lot of Penda locations in this blog http://pinvin.com/2015/10/.
by David Plaice
Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Penda's Fen Screening (15.11.14)
Replies: 23
Views: 1951

Re: Penda's Fen Screening (15.11.14)

A second edition of The Edge... came out last September to accompany a screening at the Whitechapel Gallery : This second and final edition of The Edge Is Where The Centre Is has been significantly expanded and redesigned. It contains a number of new contributions including an essay by historian Mic...
by David Plaice
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Death of BBC Three
Replies: 43
Views: 2791

Re: The Death of BBC Three

Going back to an earlier part of this thread, this Guardian article includes the following 'exchange': I thought it was the at-times-good, at-times-awkward marriage of BBC Television and yoof kulcha? It can be two things. And now it can be anything, because an exciting new dawn beckons online! What ...
by David Plaice
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Death of BBC Three
Replies: 43
Views: 2791

Re: The Death of BBC Three

There was more of a send-off just before Gavin and Stacey, with a piece to camera from James Corden thanking BBC3 (sorry, ll!) for giving him and many others their first chance in TV. I could still only manage about 10 minutes of G&S though before bailing out. Never got into that series.
by David Plaice
Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: David Rudkin's Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You
Replies: 1
Views: 248

David Rudkin's Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You

A new adaptation by David Rudkin for the New Perspectives touring theatre company based in Nottingham. Performances in November/December 2016 but no details available yet (I've asked). They've kept the "Oh" but dropped ", My Lad". http://newperspectives.co.uk/?idno=1168&s=50 Time to watch The Ash Tr...
by David Plaice
Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: David Rudkin - BFI Season Feb 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Re: David Rudkin - BFI Season Feb 2016

Just had an email from the BFI to say that Penda's Fen on the 19th has been moved to NFT1. So if you tried and it was sold out there are more tickets available now.

Of course in a few months time it will be out on DVD and Blu-ray.
by David Plaice
Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: David Rudkin - BFI Season Feb 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 583

David Rudkin - BFI Season Feb 2016

Landscape Burning: The TV plays of David Rudkin To accompany this BFI season, probably the most extensive ever held, Rudkin himself sums up the significance of his plays for television: ‘At the beginning of my writing career the TV set was a small object in the corner of the living room, and the im...
by David Plaice
Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Johnny Go Home
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: Johnny Go Home

I remember being shocked and unnerved by this, being in my early teens at the time.

Looks like both episodes are viewable here: http://www.screenonline.org.uk/tv/id/1328782/index.html but you need to be registered with BFI Screenonline, which I'm not.
by David Plaice
Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC Archive for sale
Replies: 39
Views: 3291

Re: BBC Archive for sale

Promo code mentioned is WELCOME25 which gives a 25% discount for the first purchase. Not sure if applies to the whole basket or just a single item, nor how long the offer will last. Ten Plays for Today @ £3.99 full price, mostly Dennis Potter, most of which haven't been available on DVD namely: Doub...
by David Plaice
Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Pogles' End DVD
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Pogles' End DVD

There's a Kickstarter project to produce a DVD of the remaining unpublished episodes of Pogles' Wood. Some way short of its target at the moment so if anyone's interested or could spread the word this is the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/233225012/pogles-wood-dvd-the-final-collection-of...