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by Brian F
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV
Replies: 21
Views: 2078

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

I agree about the sound a bit like the pressure pad keeping the tape on the sound head wasn't making good contact at times. At the end, at least it looked as id the picture was less than full screen height, but that could have been my TV being on "Full frame" not 16:9.
by Brian F
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Oldest surviving episodes of UK-made TV drama
Replies: 27
Views: 1812

Re: Oldest surviving episodes of UK-made TV drama

And me. What is interesting about Schweitzer is that Cartier went to the trouble of editing the telerecording to replace the telerecorded film sequences with the original film itself, which obviously greatly enhanced the picture quality (though made the difference in picture quality between studio ...
by Brian F
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 234
Views: 21695

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

More likely the digital master made for the DVD than the actual DVD. I may have been easier to send that than a broadcast master, or maybe as usual it was send whatever was at hand at the time.
by Brian F
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:00 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

Luckily Rassilon didn't come back changed in a way we didn't have to say where did "She" come from. :-)
by Brian F
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:33 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

Perhaps they based the Panopticon on what they had monitored from BBC TV as it seemed to be a ceremonial only area. :-)
by Brian F
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 81
Views: 3008

Re: Is it all over....?

I was born in 1980 and my teenage years were 1993-99. The whole thing isn't helped by some acting as if the seventies and eighties are "recent" or "just yesterday". Who said that? A few years ago, there was surprise on these boards when someone on a quiz show hadn't heard of Sid James. To readily k...
by Brian F
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 81
Views: 3008

Re: Is it all over....?

AT present only 1990 is thirty years ago the rest of the 90's are less. 1999 is only 21 years ago! (And we still haven't lost the moon Space 1999 style).
by Brian F
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:58 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

Either Hartnell wasn't the first Doctor or the Master lied. I know which I find more probable!
by Brian F
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 234
Views: 21695

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Seems to be Create and Craft (Xtra?) TV at this time of day (9am) a shopping channel.
by Brian F
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:53 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

Two points. The "Gender Identity" idea would apply to a human, I know, but would it apply to a non-human race? We can't say. If living 900+ years it would be a very good idea to not carry on exactly the same after a regeneration as it would give a new enthusiasm for life to change and be coded into ...
by Brian F
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Talking Pictures - I wonder why?
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: Talking Pictures - I wonder why?

Well Smokescreen is on one of the Renown Films Crime Collections sets, perhaps they are encouraging you to buy that.
by Brian F
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Was there racism in Hancock's Half Hour?
Replies: 17
Views: 966

Re: Was there racism in Hancock's Half Hour?

I see they avoid saying "homo" for House of Multiple Occupation in Homes Under the Hammer, just HMO. I wonder if there are any out-takes where someone slipped up? :-)
by Brian F
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 3292

Re: He never said that...

I always thought in Casablanca it was "You played it for her you can play it for me. Play it" - with no name mentioned.
by Brian F
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 1790

Re: Benny Hill recovery

I wonder if anyone with non-Dr Who missing material is worried about a flurry of "You Don't have any Dr Who?", "If you have that you MUST have some" pestering from the psychotic part of fandom.
by Brian F
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 1790

Re: Benny Hill recovery

Also some have been treated badly in the past (no thanks and courier fees not reimbursed), or know others who have, so won't return on principle.
by Brian F
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:54 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

Yes, at least in The Deadly Assassin there was a good story to justify doing that, it would have held your attention set anywhere, unlike the latest visit there.
by Brian F
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Forces tv
Replies: 12
Views: 992

Re: Forces tv

In London it is showing a message of a frequency change for this station from 22nd June and others, plus the loss of Chan 4+1 and Four Seven on HD.
by Brian F
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: shooting tv series on 35mm - historical technical detail
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: shooting tv series on 35mm - historical technical detail

Earlier telecines often didn't cover the whole frame when programmes were often transmitted straight from film maybe to hide problems with instability. I would imagine the camera operators would been in the habit of composing for this. The New Avengers shown from 35mm prints at an NFT event showed e...
by Brian F
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: Members past and present
Replies: 15
Views: 2061

Re: Members past and present

I look in here every day and have the site's "New Posts" bookmarked for speed.
by Brian F
Fri May 22, 2020 6:52 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

Again sorts of negates the current version as they wouldn't have needed to if this version of regeneration origins was true. Strange. Back to Terrance Dicks ideas on continuity "What we remembered".
by Brian F
Thu May 21, 2020 4:21 pm
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 think the new team were just trying to find a way round the 12 regenerations problem if/when they had to recast. However in The Five Doctors the master said that the Time Lords had got his co-operation by promising him a "New regeneration cycle" so wither they were lying or the new idea didn't hav...
by Brian F
Sun May 10, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Recycled titles
Replies: 24
Views: 2461

Re: Recycled titles

Timeslip the ATV series and also a 1955 film shown on TPTV last night. Pity they aren't showing the series.
by Brian F
Sun May 03, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Everyone at Home broadcasting
Replies: 5
Views: 771

Re: Everyone at Home broadcasting

Just a thought. If 90% people were spending lots of time recording, editing etc there would only be 10% watching if all the rest did watch. :-)
by Brian F
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Recycled titles
Replies: 24
Views: 2461

Re: Recycled titles

Of course both UFO and Dr Who had stories caller "Timelash".
by Brian F
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Ronan O'Rahilly
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Re: Ronan O'Rahilly

When you think about it, what a concept! "let's broadcast from a boat outside territorial waters" Then logistics of the mast (on a rocking boat) and the power needed to get the coverage, quite something to think about when today your mobile phone drops a call. Of course, the government was having n...
by Brian F
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Tim Brooke-Taylor (1940-2020)
Replies: 18
Views: 2553

Re: Tim Brooke-Taylor (1940-2020)

Radio Times arrived early this week with a two page article from Graeme Garden saying goodbye to "My dear friend Tim".
by Brian F
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Still Open All Hours
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Re: Still Open All Hours

I'm just disappointed that (as far as I have seen) Barbara Flynn, the Milk Lady, hasn't been in the new series.
by Brian F
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 4678

Re: BBC sports archive

I have always thought there was a bit of one hand not knowing what the other is doing in the junking. The sale department had one store (for film telerecordings and engineering for video tapes and I feel one often thought that the other was keeping something and got rid of their copy (sales for spac...
by Brian F
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Original Jackanory props
Replies: 13
Views: 1360

Re: Original Jackanory props

I would have thought it would have been before or soon after decimalisation, when children still remembered Half Crowns.
by Brian F
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The nodding correspondents
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Re: The nodding correspondents

I think that all reporters are used to doing "Noddy" shots to accompany interviews where they cut away from the speaker to the interviewer. He was probably doing it out of habit in case they cut to him during the introduction.