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by dprisoner
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Peter Miles (1928 - 2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 851

Re: Peter Miles (1938 - 2018)

Andy Marriott wrote:He did sinister better than most!
The obit says he was 89, but the dates don't add up...
Thanks. Slip of the finger there. Title has been amended.
by dprisoner
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Replies: 43
Views: 6370

Re: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

I had completely forgotten that Susan Sheridan had passed away, and was confused when she was credited with one of the Trillians (archive material, naturally) and then the episode was dedicated to her. Also a pity that Stephen Moore couldn't be coaxed into coming out of retirement for this. Jim Broa...
by dprisoner
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Peter Miles (1928 - 2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 851

Peter Miles (1928 - 2018)

Sad to see him go. Radio Times Obituary for Peter Miles

Oddly, our local Doctor Who club just watched him in Invasion of the Dinosaurs...
by dprisoner
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TVseries not shows that never saw the light of day
Replies: 47
Views: 5946

Re: TVseries not shows that never saw the light of day

A previous poster mentioned Cilla Black doing a sit-com pilot. Three or four years ago I attended the taping of one starring Paul O'Grady as someone who had just come out of prison, and his posh sister, played by Cilla. The taping took forever, 'cos Cilla kept forgetting her lines. TBH it wasn't th...
by dprisoner
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 199691

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

I liked it. It wasn't very deep thought Sci-Fi (nor was it derp thought...) I thought the last three episodes were good, but we're now left with a cliffhanger (almost typed hangover) that will never be resolved. I really wish that year one shows wouldn't do that (but, to quote Big Heads "We can't al...
by dprisoner
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Chuck Barris (1929-2017)
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Chuck Barris (1929-2017)

Bang a gong, as infamous US game show producer & host (and rumored CIA assassin) Chuck Barris has passed. We lost Gene Gene the Dancing Machine two years ago -The Unknown Comic must be quaking in his paper bag right now... New York Times Or, as TheWife(tm) put it, "Last week Chuck Barry, this week C...
by dprisoner
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 199691

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

Wow, it's been a couple days and no one's mentioned the return of the Mondasian Cybermen... Granted, I'm disappointed by a couple aspects: That they didn't go for the original description ("In the scripts, their faces were to be human (albeit all rather similar), with a metal plate under their hair....
by dprisoner
Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Power of the Daleks
Replies: 84
Views: 9836

Re: Power of the Daleks

I saw it in the cinema last night as well, and agree that the "performances" were a little wooden. Also the big screen amplifies the odd flaws - like one character's name tag floating off for a moment. I also swear that Ben and Polly were wearing their Vulcan colony outfits just before it's suggeste...
by dprisoner
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Jack Riley (1935-2016)
Replies: 0
Views: 342

Jack Riley (1935-2016)

Actor, probably most famous for playing one of Dr. Hartley's long running clients in the Bob Newhart Show.

http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries ... story.html
by dprisoner
Thu May 26, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Alec Wheal (1935-2016)
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Re: Alec Wheal (1935-2016)

So that was odd. Over here in the States we just got the Underwater Menace DVD this week. On the extra "The (Television) Centre of the Universe, Part 2" our cast members enter a darkened studio and turn the lights on to reveal a camera being operated by... Alec Wheal! They were all so overjoyed to s...
by dprisoner
Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 199691

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

Nice and clean cut for me, ended with "Survival". Be interesting to see what effect the 12 month gap has on American ratings, and isn't there going to be a new "Star Trek" series next year?...if it's placed against Nu-Who, the latter would get quite a bashing. The new Trek is an online program, wit...
by dprisoner
Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: David Nobbs (1935-2015)
Replies: 6
Views: 1039

Re: David Nobbs (1935-2015)

I didn't get where I am today with out being gutted by this news... Fall & Rise... and A Bit of a Do are a couple of our go to programmes in our house.
by dprisoner
Sun Apr 05, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thunderbirds (2015) First viewing
Replies: 110
Views: 11246

Re: Thunderbirds (2015) First viewing

Regarding the air time, this was brought up on the Fanderson FaceBook group: Does anyone actually watch at time of broadcast these days? So being broadcast at 8am means it's available to watch whenever you want - including 5pm (if that's your preference).
by dprisoner
Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Palin Clangers
Replies: 8
Views: 2032

Re: Palin Clangers

I like the clip. Sadly, here in the states, we'll get The Shat narrating...
by dprisoner
Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Who Would Have Thought...Forty Years On!
Replies: 18
Views: 2416

Re: Who Would Have Thought...Forty Years On!

Did Saville ever host a TotP with Garry Glitter performing?
by dprisoner
Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 199691

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

Maybe all those vocal complainers have finally stopped watching (seems unlikely). please 'unpack' the reasoning behind that statement... I don't know about 'unpack'-ing, but it had been unusually quiet in this thread - when history has shown that people tend to rush in to complain about whatever th...
by dprisoner
Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 199691

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

Wow, no one hopped in here to complain about "Last Christmas". Maybe all those vocal complainers have finally stopped watching (seems unlikely). Maybe (even less likely) the haters liked it, and are still trying to figure out why. Still, I liked it - and, as far as I'm concerned, that's all that mat...
by dprisoner
Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Batman TV show getting released at last!
Replies: 32
Views: 3797

Re: Batman TV show getting released at last!

videoking wrote:Amazon just raised the price of the blu ray set from $188.98 to $269.98.
Well, that makes me feel great! I pre-ordered it at the $188 price last week and, unless it goes below that price, that's the price I'll be paying!
by dprisoner
Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Ann Hollowood
Replies: 0
Views: 443

Ann Hollowood

BAFTA award winning costume designer Ann Hollowood passed away this past week.
by dprisoner
Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Jerome Willis (1928-2014)
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Jerome Willis (1928-2014)

Just caught this on Keith "Telly" Topping's blog today that Jerome Willis passed away. IMDB says it happened on the 11th, but I can't find any online news reports.
by dprisoner
Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 80829

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

videoking wrote:The Moonbase is listed for preorder on the US Amazon site but with no release date stated yet.
Then there's this curiosity:

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Granted, I had pre-ordered it when it had originally been scheduled.
by dprisoner
Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:32 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 199691

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

ONLY 11 cinemas in the whole US to show it live!!! They don't have unlimited budget. If they're doing the live simulcast via a remote feed from the UK (which would be the best way as far as security goes - no need to send copies out in advance), that's expensive. My personal geographical rant is th...
by dprisoner
Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 199691

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

A bit of a rant on the whole worldwide simulcast thing... <rant> ONLY 11 cinemas in the whole US to show it live!!! The only showing in my market (pop >4mil, are appx 4k sq mi) is in a city that's so hard to drive to and park in (45 minutes to the city limits and another 45 in traffic to get to your...
by dprisoner
Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Blake's 7 to return on Syfy Channel
Replies: 28
Views: 3094

Re: Blake's 7 to return on Syfy Channel

Oh, well... If it had gone the Netflix route, it wouldn't be platform dependent. If it goes xbox, then I advocate pirating - it's tantamount to saying I can only watch a program on a certain brand of television (and not everyone wants to own a game console...)
by dprisoner
Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: LWT overseas sales
Replies: 22
Views: 2569

Re: LWT overseas sales

I know that some LWT programmes were sold to the US through DLT Entertainment and possibly Time-Life (I grew up watching them over here!) The ones that made it over here were not t/r's, but converted to NTSC. I'm pretty sure we got most of the "Doctor in/at..." sold to us. I'm pretty sure that "...D...
by dprisoner
Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 199691

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

All I could see on my Twitter feed is from Ian "I can't just be happy that Doctor Who is actually on, and stop whinging about how many we get" Levine, so I'll take it with a pinch of salt... The funny thing is, last report I'd heard had Moff, Smith & Coleman back for series 8/34.
by dprisoner
Thu May 23, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Tomorrow People - 40 years on
Replies: 60
Views: 6403

Re: The Tomorrow People - 40 years on

Well, the Mrs. isn't going to be too happy. Tomorrow People is scheduled for Wednesdays at 9 - moving Next Top Model to Fridays. She would watch Top Model on Wednesdays when I'm out teaching a radio class... I'll have to DVR it to see what it's like, but I hope the clips and trails out are just the ...
by dprisoner
Wed May 01, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Dave Allen Doc
Replies: 21
Views: 2345

Re: Dave Allen Doc

No - the Dave Allen release was shelved because the family are still enforcing Allen's wish that his comedy work is not repeated or released on DVD. I think that's partially my fellow countryman's fault, as DAaL was in pretty good rotation on PBS here in the States. Apparently he'd gotten so much h...
by dprisoner
Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:51 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 80829

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

If the BBC release The Tenth Planet complete with the animated segments as part of this set before the individual release they will be plagued with another problem.........they will lose tons of sales to the websites we cannot mention here, torrent sites. Once the episode gets out, those that are t...