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by Mark
Sat May 30, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)
Replies: 45
Views: 2623

Re: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)

We had a thread on here a while back about potential photo sources like the TV Times, it's just a question of what survives. With "Ace Of Wands", there's photos that appeared in mags like TV Zone, such as the ones from "Nightmare Gas", Tarot holding a skull and so on, and also the set photos from "T...
by Mark
Sat May 30, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Future of BBC Four
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: Future of BBC Four

With The BBC demonstrating their worth during the emergency, you would expect a change of attitude, although hanging on to any sort of standard on TV these days seems to be getting harder and harder. Getting rid of BBC Four, and aiming for a young audience won't do them any favours though, along wit...
by Mark
Sat May 30, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: John Langdon (1948-2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: John Langdon (1948-2020)

A rare talent, to be able to keep up such a standard, with so much material.

R.I.P.
by Mark
Sat May 30, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Michael Angelis (1952-2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Michael Angelis (1952-2020)

Very sad news, great Actor...and to another generation...Lucien and his Rabbits in "The Liver Birds".

R.I.P.
by Mark
Fri May 29, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Future of BBC Four
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: Future of BBC Four

Interesting piece, I certainly hope it does keep going, it's still one of the best channels around, and there's plenty to watch, that recent doc on "Ready Steady Go" was excellent.

Can't imagine why it gets so much grief, it's quality and innovation speaks for itself.
by Mark
Fri May 29, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast

Looking forward to this one as well, whenever I think of "Man In A Suitcase", the theme automatically plays in my head!
by Mark
Fri May 29, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Fanderson Podcast
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: Fanderson Podcast

Another one to listen to, sounds most interesting there are some great ones springing up.
by Mark
Fri May 29, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Sapphire and Steel - ITV strike 1979
Replies: 16
Views: 523

Re: Sapphire and Steel - ITV strike 1979

Thanks for the info, fascinating stuff. Didn't realise that "Prisoner" thread was that long ago, it certainly was a good one. It would be nice to have more info on trails and commercials, ( as Yellowtriumph mentioned) more details on continuity for instance, apparently Vikki Chambers was a guest ann...
by Mark
Fri May 29, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)
Replies: 45
Views: 2623

Re: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)

Thanks for the heads up, they are great!

Lets hope the negs still exist, somewhere!, and that there are more from other stories.

Bigger versions have been put up now.
by Mark
Sun May 24, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 34
Views: 2331

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

I agree about Studio Drama coming round again, and would love to see it happen, but are there any writers left, who can manage that style of TV?

You can't really tell from the soaps, which is the only example there is at the moment!
by Mark
Sun May 24, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Sapphire and Steel - ITV strike 1979
Replies: 16
Views: 523

Re: Sapphire and Steel - ITV strike 1979

I've often wondered about that as well, but I don't think I have ever seen any.

Didn't Simon ( Coward) put something on a thread here about Scheduling "The Prisoner", ATV documentation ?, can't find it though.
by Mark
Sat May 23, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2114
Views: 84088

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

I doubt anyone could piece together the mess of the last few years in continuity, good luck to them in trying! Has there been any mention of when they might be filming the next series? ( I know the Dalek special was already completed) but If they do get started later in the year, that may mean an Au...
by Mark
Sat May 23, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 36
Views: 1660

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

It would be interesting to know what Lesley Ann Down's thoughts on the episode are and were , at the time, not sure she has ever been asked about it.
by Mark
Sat May 23, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)
Replies: 45
Views: 2623

Re: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)

I have read the scripts, of the missing episodes, and thoroughly enjoyed them, they did trigger off some memories, such as the scene of Tarot, Sam and Lulli pretending to be kids in the playground and of Mrs Kite being held at Tarot's pad. Also the scene with Tony Selby and Reg Lye with his Taxi, I ...
by Mark
Sat May 23, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Breakfast Time
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Re: Breakfast Time

I'm not sure what's still around from "BT", but I remember Stephanie Lawrence very well, she was a great singer.

She did two excellent half hour specials for The BBC at the time.
by Mark
Sat May 23, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV
Replies: 13
Views: 1032

Re: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV

You never get anything like that on "Strictly", do you!
by Mark
Sat May 23, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Classic 1950s ITV on Talking Pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: Classic 1950s ITV on Talking Pictures

They were great shows, all excellent, but "Buccaneers" was a great favourite, they should add that one to the line-up.
by Mark
Sat May 23, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Sapphire and Steel - ITV strike 1979
Replies: 16
Views: 523

Re: Sapphire and Steel - ITV strike 1979

This is an interesting one! I Video recorded "Sapphire And Steel" at the time, or rather the Tuesday episodes, the Thursday night episodes were recorded for me by a friend of my Dad's, because I was recording the "Doctor Who" repeats ( "The Pirate Planet" and "The Androids Of Tara") he would let the...
by Mark
Thu May 21, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV
Replies: 13
Views: 1032

Re: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV

They are showing "SNATLP" again from the "Hughie Green edition onwards, maybe the Roy Orbison one will turn up this time.!
by Mark
Thu May 21, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)
Replies: 45
Views: 2623

Re: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)

Frustratingly, I can't recall "The Mind Robbers", I know I saw every episode of the series, never missed it, but as it gets further away! I knew I had watched the "Sexton Blake" 1967 Christmas Day special, "The Vanishing Snowman", but couldn't recall details about it, until I read the script that is...
by Mark
Wed May 20, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Logistics of Set Design
Replies: 19
Views: 1509

Re: The Logistics of Set Design

"Doctor Who" was lucky to have "Roger Murray Leach, amazing sets, including "Ark In Space".

Of those set photos presented, I also like the ones for "Hancock's Half Hour" and "Quatermass And The Pit".
by Mark
Wed May 20, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Recycled titles
Replies: 24
Views: 1550

Re: Recycled titles

Perhaps "Together" holds the record then?

Some more good examples there, "Timeslip" for instance, I always enjoyed the 1985 pilot episode, shame that didn't go any further.
by Mark
Wed May 20, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?

I'd love to see any missing episodes turn up, but preferred series 1, although I would like to see again, the series 3 episode "Say Knife, Fat Man" ( not just because Elisabeth Sladen is in it either) it was a good idea! Memories are fading with time, but shocking moments stay with you, and Toby Wre...
by Mark
Wed May 20, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 34
Views: 2331

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

I thought the first episode was the best of the three, but the final episodes climax was very well done, and explains a lot about the character, also setting up questions about the newcomer to the team, but I don't think it has been well received critically has it?...so will there be anymore anyway?
by Mark
Wed May 20, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Classic 1950s ITV on Talking Pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: Classic 1950s ITV on Talking Pictures

Wot...no "Buccaneers"???

Lots of great shows there though...keep going TPTV!
by Mark
Wed May 20, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2114
Views: 84088

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

The fact that I can't even remember much about these episodes, demonstrates their quality ( for me) as it was only a couple of months or so ago.
by Mark
Wed May 20, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 36
Views: 1660

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

Ah!...this old chestnut. "To Lay A Ghost" certainly stirs up strong opinions, I have to admit I prefer the first three series as well, but there are creepy moments in this final series. In this episode, the staircase scene is very effective, I thought.( if you want to take something from it!) Not se...
by Mark
Sat May 09, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Logistics of Set Design
Replies: 19
Views: 1509

Re: The Logistics of Set design

Take a look at these!

Things of beauty.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/empty_set ... on/zfvy382
by Mark
Sat May 09, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)
Replies: 45
Views: 2623

Re: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)

Yes, it's excellent isn't it, I love the Library music compilations for the various stories.

Also nice to know that the BFI have the two Don Houghton scripts, "Now You See It, Now You Don't" and "Nightmare Gas", presumably rehearsal scripts.
by Mark
Sat May 09, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Recycled titles
Replies: 24
Views: 1550

Re: Recycled titles

One that springs to mind was the 80's sketch show Three of a Kind with Tracey Ullman, Lenny Henry and David Copperfield . This title was origonally used in the 60's for a show starring Mike Yarwood, Ray Fell and Lulu. Both BBC2? Some more good ones there ( including this one) the Ullman series was ...