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by Mark
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 57
Views: 3723

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

Murder Most Horrid (with Dawn French) was another one where the lyrics of the closing theme changed each week to fit the plot. The penultimate line always had to rhyme with "horrid", and as the series went on, the rhymes got more and more ridiculous, until one week they just gave up and sang "la-la...
by Mark
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 57
Views: 3723

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

"Gilligan's Island" is another one that did it.
by Mark
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 30
Views: 3468

Re: The return of Star Cops!

Just been published.

It was a great series, there should have been more on TV.
by Mark
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 57
Views: 3723

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

Only Mr Goom knows the truth!

The theme from "The Lost Islands" was a little odd, basically singing the plot of the show.
by Mark
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Talking Pictures - more 'No Hiding Place' episodes
Replies: 16
Views: 1519

Re: Talking Pictures - more 'No Hiding Place' episodes

Hopefully, a box set eventually!

Four episodes within a year, from two sources, there are obviously more A-R shows in private hands.
by Mark
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 57
Views: 3723

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

Yes, good to hear the "Z Cars" theme this week, you are probably right about the backwards thing, I was just 'Der Der' ing it, so the "Z Cars" bit was Der Der Derr, and "Bravo" was Derr Der Der ( babadaa), very technical I Know!...but maybe not! He is perhaps just giving a sly plug to shows on Force...
by Mark
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: "Something Who" - "Doctor Who" podcast
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: "Something Who" - "Doctor Who" podcast

I've heard about it, but have yet to have a listen, will do though, should be interesting.
by Mark
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 30
Views: 3468

Re: The return of Star Cops!

Did you know there is a book out on the series from Miwk Publishing, covering the TV and Audio episodes, full of interviews as well.
by Mark
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Talking Pictures - more 'No Hiding Place' episodes
Replies: 16
Views: 1519

Re: Talking Pictures - more 'No Hiding Place' episodes

They have found another one!

Good ol' TPTV, the box set is getting bigger"
by Mark
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: My Wife Next Door (1970s BBC sitcom)
Replies: 34
Views: 1596

Re: My Wife Next Door (1970s BBC sitcom)

Simon36 wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:06 am
Internet suggests they were in Poynton. That seems a bizarrely long distance from TVC...

http://www.poyntonforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=3589
That does seem unlikely, I've had a quick look on street view, but can't see anything.

They seemed to be some way back from a main road though.
by Mark
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 57
Views: 3723

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

brigham wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:59 pm
I always thought it sounded like an ITC theme.
Wasn't sure at first, but yes it does a bit.
by Mark
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 57
Views: 3723

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

Thinking about that "Juliet Bravo" interview, it was suggested that the theme was supposed to be the "Z Cars" theme backwards.! I've tried playing the Z Cars theme backwards but I don't hear much resemblance! According to Second-Hand Songs , it's based on the C-minor prelude from Book I of Bach's W...
by Mark
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 57
Views: 3723

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

Thinking about that "Juliet Bravo" interview, it was suggested that the theme was supposed to be the "Z Cars" theme backwards.!
by Mark
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: My Wife Next Door (1970s BBC sitcom)
Replies: 34
Views: 1596

Re: My Wife Next Door (1970s BBC sitcom)

opaltotem wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:17 pm
Just been watching this, and wondered if anyone knew the whereabouts of the cottages?
I wish I knew, been wondering about that for ages, they are lovely.

Hopefully they are still there, and it's not a Tesco or something.
by Mark
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: My Wife Next Door (1970s BBC sitcom)
Replies: 34
Views: 1596

Re: My Wife Next Door (1970s BBC sitcom)

Remember Mr Waring very well, first met him back in the 60's when I started going to see NOT IN FRONT OF THE CHILDREN at TV Centre, it was myself, and two other school mates, we ended up going so many times, we did bcome 'friends' with Richard, and 'the Children' Roberta Tovey, whom I have always h...
by Mark
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 79852

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

you can see why getting rid of Katarina was the right move. Imagine if we'd spent 112 episodes having everything explained to Jamie at great length. The character was a lot more 'primitive' though, to be fair, with no concept of The TARDIS or other worlds, and thinking she was in her 'Place of Perf...
by Mark
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Frank Windsor (1927-2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Frank Windsor (1927-2020)

A smashing actor, superb as Watt, a character that outlived the parent show, "Z Cars".

His turns in "The Avengers" and "Doctor Who" were great too.

R.I.P.
by Mark
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 57
Views: 3723

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

It was also a shame we didn't get the full version of "Juliet Bravo", which is a great theme. In the Distinct Nostalgia interview with the two leads, one remarks that the theme was supposed to be based on, or is a homage' to the "Z Cars" theme. "Parker Well done" was a nice inclusion as it's great f...
by Mark
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Other One" other ones!
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: "The Other One" other ones!

There are many instances of course, of that happening. I'm not sure what the critics said about "The Gnomes Of Dulwich", but I thought it was very different, a satire played out through Garden Gnomes, but that one didn't seem to catch on with audiences. Hugh Lloyd and Terry Scott were very popular i...
by Mark
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 79852

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

They are limited edition releases with photo cards and booklet and so on...

They haven't said they will be re-released later, but I should think they will, in normal packaging presumably.
by Mark
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Other One" other ones!
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: "The Other One" other ones!

"L For Lester" was a good show, Brian Murphy always great. What about "Grace And Favour", at least there were two series of that one, but I thought the set up was really good, I was surprised it didn't seem to catch on, and we didn't get more. I would also like to have seen more of "Come Back Mrs No...
by Mark
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 57
Views: 3723

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

But if it had been the original one, it wouldn't risk any complaints ( which they might play on other Serenade radio shows) being the TV version...any excuse for a moan!
by Mark
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Other One" other ones!
Replies: 11
Views: 377

"The Other One" other ones!

The talk about "The Other One" in the 'Other' thread, got me thinking about the various Sit-Coms that didn't seem to catch on for some reason. "The Magnificent Evans" would be one nomination from me, I really liked it, and yet only one series was produced. Roy Clarke writing, Ronnie Barker starring,...
by Mark
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 57
Views: 3723

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

Quite a few repeats from recent weeks this time, but a good programme none the less. My personal pick this week was I Didn't Know You Cared - also Love Thy Neighbour simply because he had the nerve to play it! Incidentally I hadn't realized that Andy Marriott was a contributor to this forum until a...
by Mark
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 57
Views: 3723

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

brigham wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:25 am
Brock wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:38 pm
"... also Love Thy Neighbour simply because he had the nerve to play it!"
It would be dreadful if today's narrow-mindedness were to spoil the enjoyment of this delightful pre-war dance band classic.
Yep...lets just pretend it's that one!
by Mark
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Tommorow people Scripts/pdfs any info?
Replies: 18
Views: 1738

Re: Tommorow people Scripts/pdfs any info?

There's a very interesting set of pages on "The Tomorrow People" locations, which I thought had gone, but fortunately it has been archived. There is mention of other scripts surviving, such as "The Medusa Strain", so who knows?...maybe there is a full set. https://www.oocities.org/tiylaya/locations/...
by Mark
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 57
Views: 3723

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

It was certainly another good line-up. Great to hear the full version of the excellent "Paul Temple" and "Rumpole Of The Bailey", but a shame we didn't get the all of "Public Eye", ( you could even tell it was taken off the DVD because of the sound of a train passing by!). Some golden oldies with "T...
by Mark
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: "All Mouth And Trousers" R4
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: "All Mouth And Trousers" R4

That's good news, the only run with Derek Nimmo of course. Funnily enough, I have been listening to some of them recently, and trying to compare them with the missing TV versions. As you would expect there are some differences, for instance, in "The Bishop Turns To Crime", there was a female charact...
by Mark
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast
Replies: 38
Views: 4807

Re: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast

Excellent news about "Strange Report", and the mystery print item, cant' wait.

I was hoping something could be done with those unused "Persuaders" storylines mentioned in that series podcast.
by Mark
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 57
Views: 3723

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

That's a good point, songs are time-locked and no one seems to mind, but if it's TV themes ( and the programmes themselves), different story.

Watched "Dempsey And Makepeace" , "Home To Roost" and "Two In Clover", on Forces TV earlier...and guess who the announcer is!