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by Brian F
Fri May 22, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2114
Views: 82181

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: 2114
Views: 82181

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: 1357

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: 390

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: 1357

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: 384

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: 1597

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: 464

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: 2849

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: 844

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: 510

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.
by Brian F
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: I'll just pop this link to the BBC Archive Twitter page here
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: I'll just pop this link to the BBC Archive Twitter page here

I believe so, but they did say ALL stories in one advert and there are still many episodes missing. Still as I said Dr Who fans would always demand more repeats, unlike the majority of viewers who often did.
by Brian F
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Two Ronnies sketch
Replies: 26
Views: 1554

Re: Two Ronnies sketch

I nearly sent someone to Catford when the charity Caford moved from its shop in Brixton and was asked how to get to Caford!!!
by Brian F
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Last-minute replacements
Replies: 46
Views: 2487

Re: Last-minute replacements

The letter I quoted doesn't mention the C4 or LWT duty office. Someone got hold of the phone number of After Dark 's commissioning editor at C4 and phoned him up pretending to be the (presumably non-existent) "duty officer" of the IBA. That person appears to have been Victor Lewis-Smith - a broadca...
by Brian F
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2114
Views: 82181

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

Big new TARDIS control room, but it doesn't actually work properly perhaps? :-)
by Brian F
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Bless This House Series 1 (B&W) - on Forces TV
Replies: 19
Views: 1211

Re: Bless This House Series 1 (B&W) - on Forces TV

Wasn't the Father Dear Father film made with a multi camera 35mm set up and taken in long sections so that it seemed more like the TV programmes (and was cheaper to produce)?
I'm sure I read that somewhere.
by Brian F
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Bless This House Series 1 (B&W) - on Forces TV
Replies: 19
Views: 1211

Re: Bless This House Series 1 (B&W) - on Forces TV

Nor sure about others but Porridge was like just another episode, but longer and The Lovers was almost the whole story retold. Both of theses were with with more location filming.
by Brian F
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Stranger" - early Australian sci-fi rediscovered
Replies: 10
Views: 909

Re: "The Stranger" - early Australian sci-fi rediscovered

Looks like they spliced the originally prints of the the filmed sequences into the film recordings of the VT of the rest of the production. Better quality and no out of phase problems.
by Brian F
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Kirk Douglas (1916 - 2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Kirk Douglas (1916 - 2020)

Just heard on Breakfast that his death has been announced. They gave a good obit to him. Very sad, but a good life.
by Brian F
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 212
Views: 14238

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

That effect sounds like they haven't set the circuits (Aspect ratio control?) for interlaced video and are treating it like film, or they have the field dominance set wrong so the later field is sent before the earlier one of the frame, which doesn't matter on film.
by Brian F
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: New format
Replies: 36
Views: 1695

Re: New format

Brock wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:09 am
If you're logged in, click on "Quick Links" in the top left-hand corner of the screen and it gives you a menu which includes "New Posts" and several other useful links.
Thanks, that works fine.
by Brian F
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: New format
Replies: 36
Views: 1695

Re: New format

We seem to have lost the New Post tab, plus a few more, today which I used a lot. Is this coming back?
by Brian F
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shows ruined by revival/comeback
Replies: 80
Views: 4163

Re: Shows ruined by revival/comeback

To be honest I think that most of the Doctors thought to be weak gave much better performances in Big Finish audios. Also McCoy gave his best TV performance in the McGann movie.
by Brian F
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020)

Indeed, very sad RIP Nicholas. At least he did keep going and interested in life to the very end at 96, the way I would like to go. I don't think viewing him in the Dr Who story "The Curse of Fenrick" which arrived on Blu Ray Sunday will be as happy an event as I had hoped, but good to see him again...
by Brian F
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Terry Jones (1942 - 2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Terry Jones (1942 - 2020)

Bad news. That makes two from DNAYS (Niel Innes from the Bonzo's earlier) in a month.
by Brian F
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Peter Hobday (1937-2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: Peter Hobday (1937-2020)

by Brian F
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2114
Views: 82181

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

spflog1 wrote: There's a BBC1 afternoon soap called, amusingly enough, Doctors which definitely fits that modus operandi.
They have to fit in two story threads with different characters that come together at the end as well, most of the time.
by Brian F
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2114
Views: 82181

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

Ian Wegg wrote:Just to inject a positive note, it was nice to see Julia Foster on our screens again.
From what I've read elsewhere it won't be long until we see her again.
by Brian F
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2114
Views: 82181

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

Richard Bignell wrote:
Mark wrote:Thought the second episode was back to the usual...and then there's the Jodrell Bank clanger!
Clanger?
It was only known as the Pharos Project in the original Tom Baker story, never by the name of the place it was modeled on.