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by Mark
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: David Collings (1940 - 2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: David Collings (1940 - 2020)

Splendid Actor, he popped up in a "Gideons Way", a few weeks ago.

Superb in all his cult roles, the three "Who" serials, "Blakes 7" and of course an excellent performance in "Sapphire And Steel", he was right up there with the two stars of the show.

R.I.P.
by Mark
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?
Replies: 27
Views: 792

Re: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?

Afraid so, it's still being shown!
by Mark
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: New agreement between Network and the BBC
Replies: 54
Views: 4542

Re: New agreement between Network and the BBC

I had assumed ( rightly or wrongly) that the sound tapes were off-airs, although why would one be missing?
by Mark
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?
Replies: 27
Views: 792

Re: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?

It's on YT, under Specsavers little click advert.
by Mark
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: SF/Fantasy/Cult/General TV Podcast Recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: SF/Fantasy/Cult/General TV Podcast Recommendations

The latest Distinct Nostalgia podcast is an interview with Gordon Burns on "The Krypton Factor".

Last weeks was Henry Kelly on "Going for Gold", and previous to that, "The Muppet Show" and a couple on "Eastenders".
by Mark
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?
Replies: 27
Views: 792

Re: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?

Also loved some of the character names, Flora McKitchen .
by Mark
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?
Replies: 27
Views: 792

Re: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?

The Goodies did the best "classical history" joke ever. Well, there isn't a LOT of competition, but still, everyone else went for the obvious: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g83Dlwx67Oc And I've watched all extant toga comedies in the world (which often wasn't a pleasure). Since it's clips under 30...
by Mark
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Replies: 43
Views: 2374

Re: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Like this one , you mean? (It was repeated in the Archive on 4 slot last month.) Ooh Ta!...missed that first time around, look forward to that! Well you can't say you weren't told! (See this post earlier in the thread.) Oh yes, I did see that, but just never got round to it, at least you get longer...
by Mark
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: New ITV Sit-Com shock!
Replies: 2
Views: 213

New ITV Sit-Com shock!

ITV started a new Sit-Com last night, between the two "Corrie" episodes. "Kate And Koji" ( Hat Trick) starring Brenda Blethyn and Jimmy Akingbola, written by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, set in a café run by Kate and her one customer Koji. It was very good, as you would expect from those writers an...
by Mark
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Replies: 43
Views: 2374

Re: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Private Frazer wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:52 am
Trivia :
… after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry... (Mathew, 3, 11) and possibly adapted for Deep thought!
Sounds very likely...nice spot!
by Mark
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Replies: 43
Views: 2374

Re: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Brock wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:17 am
Mark wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:55 pm
It's about time there was a really decent Radio doc about the whole kit and Kaboodle!
Like this one, you mean? (It was repeated in the Archive on 4 slot last month.)
Ooh Ta!...missed that first time around, look forward to that!
by Mark
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Roy Hudd 1936 - 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Roy Hudd 1936 - 2020

PIF's certainly did work very well, and were entertaining in their own right.

Can't find the Boulevardier one though, is it on the DVD comp?
by Mark
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Replies: 43
Views: 2374

Re: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Hadn't spotted these, thanks!

You get used to all the differences between the series, I quite like all that stuff with Hotblack Desiato, for instance.

It's about time there was a really decent Radio doc about the whole kit and Kaboodle!
by Mark
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?
Replies: 27
Views: 792

Re: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?

Nigel Stapley wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:44 pm
Mark wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:46 pm
...the brilliant episode where they set up a pirate radio station and only had one record to play!'.
A Walk In The Black Forest it was, too!
Yes!...and I still like it!
by Mark
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Roy Hudd 1936 - 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Roy Hudd 1936 - 2020

Absolute Legend! So many wonderful shows and appearances, strangely one thing I always think of him for, was that 'Keep Britain Tidy' PIF, where he joins the youngsters against Litter! Also a lovely early appearance in one of the surviving episodes of "Our House", inadvertently on the receiving end ...
by Mark
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?
Replies: 27
Views: 792

Re: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?

That's very interesting, I got a VCR in the summer of 79, but for some reason only taped the very last one, Sunday teatimes, bit of a come down for the series, they probably weren't very happy about that either! I must have taped some of those repeats as well, and then the LWT series of course ,star...
by Mark
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 649
Views: 35369

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Mister Fibuli and the Pirate Captain are complicit in a serious of genocides and planetary destruction's that would make the Daleks gasp. Would the Captain really have an "out" with the universe's justice authorities by saying "It's not really my fault! The Queen controlled part of my body like it ...
by Mark
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2102
Views: 67455

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

The Cybermen in Nu-Who have never been used very well, not helped by the fact they are still stomping around like toy soldiers.

The new 'Old style' masks were quite good though.

Also not keen on the way the Master's victims flip about when he uses his TCE on them.
by Mark
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?
Replies: 27
Views: 792

Re: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?

It's funny how certain quotes from old shows stick in one's memory, seemingly forever. One that repeatedly pops in my head, even today, is the one from the episode about the plague of Rolf Harris-es, as mentioned by the previous poster. "Who are you?" "We're THE GOODIES" "Oh. Gordon Bennett!". Even...
by Mark
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?
Replies: 27
Views: 792

Re: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?

paul.austin wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:06 am
the episode where they find religion and Bill Oddie declares he's a Muslim after putting on blackface... that will stay in the vault... in a pretty permanent sort of way.
"Black and White Beauty" is also slightly problematical, but there's a few that would be tricky.
by Mark
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: "Whacko"
Replies: 20
Views: 504

Re: "Whacko"

There's an old post ( on a Radio forum) about a couple of 12" 78rpm Acetates with the "Whacko!" theme on them ( 'False Start band 1', 'Wow Start Band 1', both on each disc), dated 3/4/63, which would be for the third radio series presumably, one labelled 'Rehearsal', and the other 'Trans'.
by Mark
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: "Whacko"
Replies: 20
Views: 504

Re: "Whacko"

I notice from Laughterlog, there are a fair few scripts surviving for "Whacko!", Ian mentions one he has of the Radio series, comparing them to the recordings might be interesting. I'd hazard a guess that all (or nearly all) scripts would exist at Caversham in some form, but those would be what had...
by Mark
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: "Whacko"
Replies: 20
Views: 504

Re: "Whacko"

ian b wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:42 am
Thanks for confirming that NEW MATCH/DIME is the same show.

I'd be careful placing too much faith in the RT credits for WHACK-O! though - they are often out of whack, (pun intended), with the recordings.
Yes, it can be a bit confusing, it must have been chaotic at the start of the series.
by Mark
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Frances Cuka 1936-2020
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Frances Cuka 1936-2020

Not familiar with that series, but a varied list of credits over the years.

R.I.P.
by Mark
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2102
Views: 67455

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

It might not get that far, overnights under 4 million for the finale, despite a Radio Times cover.
by Mark
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2102
Views: 67455

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

Colin Baker once said The Doctor was like the lone cowboy, riding into town, solving the problem and then leaving with no one any the wiser.

Now it's dragged down with all these ludicrous other Doctor episodes and story arcs.
by Mark
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: "Whacko"
Replies: 20
Views: 504

Re: "Whacko"

That would mean the only one missing is the very first. No, I don't think that's right. My thinking... 1/1 went out, but then Arthur Howard's arrrest and attendant publicity meant that 1/2 was abandoned completely. Pettigrew was crossed out on the scripts, replaced by Roddy Maude-Roxby's Potter and...
by Mark
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: "Whacko"
Replies: 20
Views: 504

Re: "Whacko"

Funnily enough, I was thinking about the front pages of scripts today and their reliability for tx information. Having seen a fair number (cataloguing the Monkhouse papers alone), quite a percentage would have amendments in pencil, either where the intended cast changed at the last minute, or a tx ...
by Mark
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2102
Views: 67455

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

The idea of The Matrix having missing info, has obviously been cribbed from "Trial Of A Timelord", when it's discovered it's been tampered with, which is ironic as that's the series CC complained about on "Open Air" all those years ago. They should do an episode called "Planet Of The Doctors", with ...
by Mark
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Heather Couper (1949-2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Heather Couper (1949-2020)

I remember that "Planets" series she did for Yorkshire in the early 80's, really good. Her series The Planets was Channel 4. Perhaps you're muddling its origin with her 1981 series Heavens Above! which certainly was produced by Yorkshire Television. I asked for (and got - Yippee!) the accompanying ...