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by Ross
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shoestring Series 2
Replies: 44
Views: 5018

Re: Shoestring Series 2

Mine has finally arrived. I've watched three so far and the soundtrack on the third episodes (the one with the army man running a boy's school) is out of synch.

Really poor (or non-existent) quality-control by Network.
by Ross
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ghostwatch Documentary
Replies: 25
Views: 2175

Re: Ghostwatch Documentary

Nick Cooper 625 wrote:Seems full of silly errors, sloppy punctuation, and some very strange ways of putting things, e.g.:

"They also used videotape, instead of the typical 16mm film, to make it look more homemade.".
To make it look like a live broadcast, of course. As you say, very sloppy.
by Ross
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shoestring Series 2
Replies: 44
Views: 5018

Re: Shoestring Series 2

Thanks for that, Westcountry. Seems to be a thing with Network/Sony. Has anyone received Shoestring, I wonder?
by Ross
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shoestring Series 2
Replies: 44
Views: 5018

Re: Shoestring Series 2

I haven't because mine still hasn't arrived and no response from Network. Appalling customer service for a regular customer.
by Ross
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shoestring Series 2
Replies: 44
Views: 5018

Re: Shoestring Series 2

Ah, cheers, Michael. I'll chase them up Monday.
by Ross
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shoestring Series 2
Replies: 44
Views: 5018

Re: Shoestring Series 2

Anyone received this from Network yet? i ordered mine Monday evening and it was apparently posted Tuesday but no sign of it yet. And Terrahawks 3, ordered afterwards in the sale, has just arrived.
by Ross
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 149
Views: 18315

Re: Still With Us

Similarly Gudrun Ure, still with us at 91 but it seems amazing as she was Supergran when I was a kid.
by Ross
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Live action series you thought were for kids, but weren't...
Replies: 14
Views: 1257

Re: Live action series you thought were for kids, but weren'

In the Thames area at least, Little House on the Prairie used to go out in the ITV kiddie slot.
by Ross
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shows you thought were from different countries
Replies: 27
Views: 1956

Re: Shows you thought were from different countries

Very obscure this: there was a Sinbad animation on in the Seventies with Paul Jones from Manfred Mann narrating over the original foreign soundtrack. As a young kid I made the natural assumption that the programme came from an Arabic country. It wasn't until quite recently that I discovered that it ...
by Ross
Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Crossovers?
Replies: 47
Views: 3596

Re: Crossovers?

I'm cheating by using a film spin-off, but in Holiday On the Buses, Queenie Watts and Arthur Mullard appeared as their Romany Jones/Yus My Dear characters Lily and Wally Briggs. Both series were written by the Ronalds Wolfe and Chesney. They also wrote The Rag Trade, which featured a myopic characte...
by Ross
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shoestring Series 2
Replies: 44
Views: 5018

Re: Shoestring Series 2

Yes, Bristol looks fabulous onscreen. I'm reminded of Some People and Follow Me, both of which made great use of the city. I think Network have already announced their October titles, so I suspect we'll have to wait a little longer for Shoestring, but hopefully this shows that it's co img sooner rat...
by Ross
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Generation Game (re-)revival
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: Generation Game (re-)revival

Yes, by the end of the Davidson run he was constantly upstaging the contestants (in the original theatrical sense; i.e. mucking about behind them during games, taking the attention away from them). He was great in Big Break and should've been in the Generation Game but simply wasn't. He lost sight o...
by Ross
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Our "multicultural past"
Replies: 50
Views: 2854

Re: Our "multicultural past"

Can we agree that Margaret of Anjou, wife of Henry VI wasn't black, despite being portrayed as such in the BBC's The Hollow Crown?
by Ross
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: What counts as a Pink Panther film?
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: What counts as a Pink Panther film?

It's not an exact science, but if I bought a Pink Panther box set, I'd expect it to include A Shot in the Dark. It's Sellers as Clouseau, so that makes it a Pink Panther film in my book.
by Ross
Mon May 22, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: What was there before Braveheart? Opinions please.
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: What was there before Braveheart? Opinions please.

I guess it depends on how you define a historical epic. The Eighties had big historical dramas like Gandhi, Amadeus, The Colour Purple, Out of Africa etc... All did well, but I guess they weren't as plentiful as before. My guess is it was economics specific to that time. High concept films aimed at ...
by Ross
Mon May 22, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC Store to close
Replies: 13
Views: 1932

Re: BBC Store to close

Unlimited streaming for a monthly fee is probably what they're looking at.
by Ross
Sat May 20, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: What was there before Braveheart? Opinions please.
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: What was there before Braveheart? Opinions please.

Highlander wasn't a Hollywood film. It was paid for by Thorn EMI who were taken over by Cannon Films. A lot of EMI films in the Eighties were quirky and odd. I guess they liked the script and once Sean Connery and Christopher Lambert were onboard, it seemed like a project that could make money in Eu...
by Ross
Sat May 20, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: What was there before Braveheart? Opinions please.
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: What was there before Braveheart? Opinions please.

Presuming you mean period adventure films or shows set in the Highlands, rather than just anti-English propaganda, there's admittedly not much post-1960s. Network have released both the film of Kidnapped starring Michael Caine and the TV series with David McCallum. There's also The Bruce from 1996, ...
by Ross
Fri May 05, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actor/Writers
Replies: 35
Views: 1957

Re: Actor/Writers

Dirk Bogarde became a much less prolific actor from the late-1970s onwards, but he devoted his energies to writing and published six novels and an astonishing eight memoirs, as well as writing articles for papers and magazines. He adapted his second novel, Voices in the Garden, as a Screen Two episo...
by Ross
Tue May 02, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actor/Writers
Replies: 35
Views: 1957

Re: Actor/Writers

Terence Frisby wrote the play and film There's a Girl in My Soup and the Jimmy Mulville sitcom That's Love. He was also an actor and appeared in That's Love as well. Richard Carpenter, who wrote Catweazle, The Ghosts of Motley Hall, Robin of Sherwood etc began as an actor often in live TV of the Fif...
by Ross
Mon May 01, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network Adventures of Rupert Bear
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: Network Adventures of Rupert Bear

I wouldn't mind seeing a few episodes for old time's sake, but 52? As with the Mr Men, Fingerbobs, and Jamie and the Magic Torch, I doubt I'd get past seven or eight.
by Ross
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network's 'Forgotten TV Drama' range
Replies: 58
Views: 6700

Re: Network's 'Forgotten TV Drama' range

Ah, sounds like just my kind of thing. I look forward to more announcements.
by Ross
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network's 'Forgotten TV Drama' range
Replies: 58
Views: 6700

Re: Network's 'Forgotten TV Drama' range

Sounds great. Any hints on any future releases, Billy? Will there be any Seventies kids shows?
by Ross
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Most expensive British TV drama series?
Replies: 61
Views: 3869

Re: Most expensive British TV drama series?

I remember reading a book about Goldcrest around twenty-five years ago. It said the actors' fees were more expensive than usual as they were paid in one go rather than the usual initial sum and subsequent repeat fees. The idea was that it was intended to be shown all over the world, so working out t...
by Ross
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Schedule changes
Replies: 24
Views: 2310

Re: Schedule changes

But who gets to set the rules of taste and decency?

The Good Old Days was a pre-watershed show for the most part. It was ok then, so it should be ok now. And if people don't like it, there's always the off switch.
by Ross
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Modern language in period drama
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Re: Modern language in period drama

In North Surrey, it was "the depot".
by Ross
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2156
Views: 125037

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

I wish Showrunners would ignore continuity not create more of the stuff. Doctor Who should be fairly archetypal. He and the girls are good; the monsters are bad; he saves the oppressed from tyranny and extracts himself from dangerous situations. That's all you need. Back stories, story arcs and retu...
by Ross
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Modern language in period drama
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Re: Modern language in period drama

I've not seen SS-GB, but it's set in a parallel universe so could probably use that as an excuse for anachronistic language. In general I dislike it. If the drama is set where people wouldn't be speaking English (E.g. Gladiator) or English as we would understand it (e.g. Robin Hood) then I'll give h...
by Ross
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Charlie Drake, that bookcase incident.
Replies: 23
Views: 2493

Re: Charlie Drake, that bookcase incident.

I don't know if he'd admit it or not, but he obviously didn't see that anything was amiss, despite it being obvious. Unless he really was a "show must go on as written " actor, who thought that Drake had to go through that window under any circumstances, rather than improvising around it (by, say, d...
by Ross
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Charlie Drake, that bookcase incident.
Replies: 23
Views: 2493

Re: Charlie Drake, that bookcase incident.

I'm amazed The actor didn't realise something was amiss.