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by tiswas2
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC: Dracula (2020)
Replies: 10
Views: 1326

Re: BBC: Dracula (2020)

I watched the first episode and despite it's revisionist tendencies, thought it was atmospheric and well executed - episode two started well but started to go downhill rapidly - as many have remarked it degenerated into a pc version of "Carry on Dracula" It's a while since I saw a production start s...
by tiswas2
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 234
Views: 21708

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Talking pictures tv are screening the existing episodes of
Sunday night at the London Palladium starting
In January - On a Sunday night !
by tiswas2
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 234
Views: 21708

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

The classic 1960s series Mystery and imagination starts on TPTV
on Wednesday 13th November
by tiswas2
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Bless This House Series 1 (B&W) - on Forces TV
Replies: 19
Views: 1871

Re: Bless This House Series 1 (B&W) - on Forces TV

Fraud Squad starts on TPTV In September - All the episodes from the beginning.
by tiswas2
Thu May 23, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Andrew Hall Actor (1954 - 2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Andrew Hall Actor (1954 - 2019)

Sad to report the passing of Andrew Hall, actor and director.

First major role playing Wendy Craig's son alongside Nicholas Lyndhurst.

https://www.joe.co.uk/entertainment/for ... -65-232636
by tiswas2
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Van der Valk - on Talking Pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Re: Van der Valk - on Talking Pictures

Good companion show for the current screenings of Callan.
by tiswas2
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 234
Views: 21708

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Several In conversation type programmes coming up on TPTV

Friday 11th Jan 1.25pm Talking Pictures with Reina James daughter of Sid James

Sat 12 Jan 19 10:40 Talking Pictures with Shirley Anne Field.


Sun 13 Jan 19 20:15 Talking Pictures With Tyler Butterworth, son of Peter Butterworth.
by tiswas2
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Morecambe And Wise in America" (Gold)
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: "Morecambe And Wise in America" (Gold)

Interesting to see the sketch with Ed Sullivan, though the first appearance was poor and they were lucky to be asked back.
The later performances were 100% better.
by tiswas2
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Dame June Whitfield (1925 - 2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 962

Re: Dame June Whitfield (1925 - 2018)

She certainly seemed to work with almost all of the UK's greatest comedy actors : Sid James, Jimmy Edwards, Terry Scott, Reg Varney, Ronnie Barker, Benny Hill Harry H Corbett - the list goes on.
RIP June
by tiswas2
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 234
Views: 21708

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Numerous more seldom seen gems coming up on TPTV Saturday 27th 3.45 pm A Weekend with Lulu (1961) Bob Monkhouse, Leslie Phillips Sunday 27th Cast a dark Shadow (1955) Dirk Bogarde and Margaret Lockwood. November Tues 6th November 9pm Twice Round the Daffodils (1961) Gerald Thomas comedy Wed 07 Nov 1...
by tiswas2
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Peter Blake (1948-2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: Peter Blake (1948-2018)

A reasonable list of his career on TV and Theatre here :

http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/1 ... dear-john/
by tiswas2
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: First television screening of Universal Horrors
Replies: 12
Views: 846

Re: First television screening of Universal Horrors

It seems that ITV's 1969 deal with major American studio's was the start of the screenings.

Great article on the history of film screenings on UK Tv here :

http://www.smguariento.com/invitation-t ... branaghan/
by tiswas2
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Jim Bowen (1937-2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Re: Jim Bowen (1937-2018)

Great memories of watching Jim on The Comedians and of course Bullseye

RIP Jim
by tiswas2
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Keith Barron (1934-2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: Keith Barron (1934-2017)

A very likeable versatile actor - always a memorable performance

RIP Keith

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0057685/?ref_=tt_cl_t2
by tiswas2
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Talking Pictures TV - New Channel from Renown
Replies: 33
Views: 3441

Re: Talking Pictures TV - New Channel from Renown

The picture quality has improved considerably in the past few months (At least on Sky) I'm quite addicted to the channel - Many of the TV shows they have screened I have heard of but not had the chance to see before. The best I've enjoyed so far include Scotland Yard, The Human Jungle, Scales of Jus...
by tiswas2
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Jerry Lewis (1926 - 2017)
Replies: 12
Views: 882

Jerry Lewis (1926 - 2017)

Sad to report Jerry Lewis has passed away at his home in Las Vegas aged 91

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40994864
by tiswas2
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Talking Pictures TV-Southern shows
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: Talking Pictures TV-Southern shows

The children's tv show Now For Nookie with Roger De Courcey is running at the moment
by tiswas2
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Buddy Greco 1926 – 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Re: Buddy Greco 1926 – 2017

Was lucky enough to see him play live with his wife about 4 years ago at our local town hall in Bolton - Very talented guy
by tiswas2
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: The Arthur Haynes Show: Volume 7 [Network]
Replies: 12
Views: 1152

Re: PR: The Arthur Haynes Show: Volume 7 [Network]

Was a little disappointed that on several of the sets the musical guests had been removed - the earlier episodes the minor stars were left in tact.
by tiswas2
Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Zsa zsa Gabor (1916 - 2016)
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Zsa zsa Gabor (1916 - 2016)

Sad to report the passing of Actress ? Zsa-Zsa Gabor

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 83411.html
by tiswas2
Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Peter Vaughan (1923-2016)
Replies: 6
Views: 802

Re: Peter Vaughan (1923-2016)

Enjoyed one of his later performances The Artful Codgers

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05yxb3t
by tiswas2
Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 149
Views: 18320

Re: Still With Us

David Hedison - most famously from Voyage to the bottom of the sea aged 89

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0373314/?ref_=tt_cl_t1

and a favourite of mine - the underrated George A Cooper ( Billy Liar, Z-Cars, The Avengers, The Saint etc ) aged 91

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0178058/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
by tiswas2
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Harry Rabinowitz (1916-2016)
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: Harry Rabinowitz (1916-2016)

One hell of a career - recognised his name from quite a few credits - RIP Harry
by tiswas2
Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Mark Farmer Actor 1962 - 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Mark Farmer Actor 1962 - 2016

Sad to report the passing of Mark Farmer - Had roles in Minder and Grange Hill amongst others.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0267778/
by tiswas2
Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: New Comedy titles on DVD
Replies: 10
Views: 1161

Re: New Comedy titles on DVD

Have seen a couple of episodes of Meet the wife and would like to see more of Thora's battle axe performance.
by tiswas2
Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Frank Finlay; actor
Replies: 6
Views: 739

Re: Frank Finlay; actor

Sorry to hear this, Great British actor most famously as Casanova
And Van Helsing apart from those roles previously mentioned.
I was born literally a few hundred yards from
His family home in Bolton.
by tiswas2
Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Ed Stewart (1941-2016)
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: Ed Stewart (1941-2016)

Lot's of memories of his Top of the pop's appearances and particularly Ed and Zed - You've gone to early Ed
by tiswas2
Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Anthony Valentine, actor (1939-2015)
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Anthony Valentine, actor (1939-2015)

Raffles was a favourite of mine - Great in Colditz too

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002242/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
by tiswas2
Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Robin Stewart (1946 - 2015)
Replies: 1
Views: 391

Robin Stewart (1946 - 2015)

Actor Robin Stewart(Bless this house) Sadly passed away yesterday morning aged 69.

Was a good guest at a recent Kal event

http://www.blessthishouse.net/welcome.htm

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0829781/
by tiswas2
Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Warren Mitchell 1926-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: Warren Mitchell 1926-2015

A great actor, and portrayed a TV legend - like others have mentioned
Appeared in countless films and TV shows.