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by Brian F
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Recommendations for a Freesat box...?
Replies: 10
Views: 466

Re: Recommendations for a Freesat box...?

When I tried connecting an external hard drive it reported that the formatting of the disk was wrong. Perhaps the drive needs a certain type of formatting before it can be used. I can't remember now what it said was needed.
by Brian F
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Talking Pictures - more 'No Hiding Place' episodes
Replies: 36
Views: 5092

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

I just misread my clock this morning, but only missed the first 10 minutes or so. I was only trying to get half an hour lay in, but it spread. How ever an enjoyable episode again a show that had different directors for the Studio and film sections. I liked the view of the gallery during the in show ...
by Brian F
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: US TV shows that had different titles in UK
Replies: 17
Views: 1341

Re: US TV shows that had different titles in UK

I always thought flat should be on one floor, possibly with a shared outer front door and apartment could be on two or more floors with a separate outside front door.
by Brian F
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Teletext still alive !
Replies: 26
Views: 4918

Re: Teletext still alive !

LOL! Yes, and the ones that say see photo below. It really is pitiful that organisation with world-wide news resources like the BBC has, is reduced to simply cutting and pasting news items from the web. I always read the "whats in the papers" page, and it's like rereading the "UK" section that I've...
by Brian F
Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Teletext still alive !
Replies: 26
Views: 4918

Re: Teletext still alive !

I think that's what they were going to do (especially at weekends) when they announced the Covid induced "reprieve" for the service. A lot of weekend rail work alterations to service don't make it now and what I hate is the truncated pieces which are obviouly just the start of a web article. One was...
by Brian F
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 690
Views: 137644

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

A few hours later than indicated but mine was with me late yesterday afternoon.
by Brian F
Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 690
Views: 137644

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

My Amazon order is just showing "Arriving Monday", no dispatch email yet.
by Brian F
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ATV archive donated to the bfi
Replies: 9
Views: 1162

Re: ATV archive donated to the bfi

Well it does show that TPTV doesn't show programmes off DVD, I suppose.
by Brian F
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??
Replies: 17
Views: 1302

Re: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??

I'm sure I saw an Uxbridge to Hillingdon video on You Tube from someone who does them about every odd thing on the underground, Perhaps the writer saw that - I'm sure it lasted all of 5 minutes.
by Brian F
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Michael Apted (1941 - 2021)
Replies: 15
Views: 2970

Re: Michael Apted (1941 - 2021)

a big flaw in the "Up" series is that it needed more girls. And non-whites. I assume the gender/race balance was different when the series started. I have looked at my own primary school group photos There are 28 boys and 11 girls, 31 white 8 non-white in the class and the school was very near Brix...
by Brian F
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2174
Views: 359147

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

The screen ratio made 4K seem to be the original format to me.
by Brian F
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Tanya Roberts (1955-2021)
Replies: 4
Views: 989

Re: Tanya Roberts (1955-2021)

It is now reported that she is not dead, but very seriously ill in hospital.
by Brian F
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Misremembered titles
Replies: 35
Views: 5305

Re: Misremembered titles

Brock wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:35 pm
When did Coronation Street become commonly known as "Corrie" anyway? I'm sure I never heard it when I was growing up in the 70s - not in my part of the country anyway (HTV West region).

Yes, always just "The Street" where I was.
by Brian F
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'
Replies: 39
Views: 6186

Re: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'

The banner is showing now.
by Brian F
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: John le Carré 1931 - 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 708

Re: John le Carré 1931 - 2020

Well his cameo in The Night Manager was shown in the news bulletins so he was a TV performer too.
This has been a bad month in a very bad year. RIP John.
by Brian F
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Worst-remembered line in TV?
Replies: 16
Views: 3298

Re: Worst-remembered line in TV?

brigham wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:37 am
...which reminds me of all the schoolboy-sniggery quotes which aren't in Captain Pugwash.
Yes it was the character Roger Walker in the 2016 Swallows & Amazons that wanted to be a cabin boy. I wonder if that line was deliberate I don't remember it from the 1974 version.
by Brian F
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Teletext still alive !
Replies: 26
Views: 4918

Re: Teletext still alive !

I assume you mean linear broadcast TV as the internet provides distance seeing (Tele - vision).
by Brian F
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Teletext still alive !
Replies: 26
Views: 4918

Re: Teletext still alive !

I'm sure that when the "red button" service started they went on about the improved graphics, but all we get in that respect now are the weather maps.
by Brian F
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Missing Believed Wiped 2020 - 12 Dec 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 1015

Re: Missing Believed Wiped 2020 - 12 Dec 2020

Yes, it always was a bit non-intuitive and this new format makes it even worse. I got to the state when I bookmarked each group when I joined.
by Brian F
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Missing Believed Wiped 2020 - 12 Dec 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 1015

Re: Missing Believed Wiped 2020 - 12 Dec 2020

It is a private group so I would advise anyone wanting it to search for Kaleidoscope on there to join first. I'll try a link though https://www.facebook.com/groups/kaleidoscopearchive
by Brian F
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Oldest TV advert still running?
Replies: 12
Views: 2475

Re: Oldest TV advert still running?

I'm sure it has been re-shot, but the Coco Cola "Holidays are coming" advert must have clocked up a good few years.
by Brian F
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 276
Views: 64797

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

fatcat wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:55 am
Is Forces TV on Ch.97?

No Chan 96, 97 was a 3hr a day early hours of the morning reservation for an ITV channel, I believe was just a place holder.

In London TPTV is still on chan. 81 for me.
by Brian F
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Teletext still alive !
Replies: 26
Views: 4918

Re: Teletext still alive !

I believe so. I do remember 200 b/sec Datel modems in the early 1970's
by Brian F
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 276
Views: 64797

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

fatcat wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:18 pm
Wow didn't notice, looks like Pick is moving to ch.34 once I retune
I did see the "You may need to re-tune notice" on Pick a few days before. Also I see chan 97 has gone again.
by Brian F
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: The "cod dry" - does it still exist?
Replies: 8
Views: 1382

Re: The "cod dry" - does it still exist?

I have never seen one but I would suspect this sort of thing would be in the scripts for "The xxxx that went wrong" plays/TV shows"/ Farndale plays etc..
by Brian F
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The News Quiz
Replies: 9
Views: 2545

Re: The News Quiz

I had hoped to go to be in the audience when Angela was presenting (as I was for her "You can't take it with you" series) but, as you say, the present conditions prevented that.
by Brian F
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Teletext still alive !
Replies: 26
Views: 4918

Re: Teletext still alive !

I have a feeling I read that the digital TV system used here, though it could have supported it, unfortunately due to the way it has been implemented it now can't.
by Brian F
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Other One" other ones!
Replies: 11
Views: 2014

Re: "The Other One" other ones!

If I remember correctly (having watched these at the time of transmission) they seemed too much unlike Hugh & I and we wanted more of those, not what we were given, which didn't seem as funny. I also have a slight memory of seeing them both in Summer season at the Pier Theatre in Southsea, which was...
by Brian F
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Ampex Tape Care - and it cares for you too!
Replies: 1
Views: 728

Re: Ampex Tape Care - and it cares for you too!

Very similar to what we were trained to do at the computer centre I worked at in the late '70s to early '90's, only our 1/2" tape (3M not Ampex) was in rigid plastic circular boxes.
by Brian F
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Other One" other ones!
Replies: 11
Views: 2014

Re: "The Other One" other ones!

At least with Fawlty Towers it was a case of stop when the ideas the writers were passionate about ran out and not prolonging it with new episodes just written to keep it going and people saying "it's not as good as it used to be".