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by Brian F
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The News Quiz
Replies: 9
Views: 1227

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: 11
Views: 443

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: 503

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: 200

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: 503

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".
by Brian F
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The box that says “the adverts are coming”
Replies: 8
Views: 706

Re: The box that says “the adverts are coming”

I have also seen these on the top left of the picture when a film insert is coming up. Both are carry overs from the cues dots at the end of film reels in the days before platters and towers to show the whole film in one, to cue cinema projectionists to change over to the next reel on another projec...
by Brian F
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops "recording over old film" article in the Daily Mail
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Re: Top of the Pops "recording over old film" article in the Daily Mail

Well the BBC have said that Eastenders was restarting "Filming" so they don't seem to mind. Of course they used the term "Telerecording" for both film and VT.
by Brian F
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Diana Rigg (1938-2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: Diana Rigg (1938-2020)

Watching the Cybernauts trilogy Blu Ray in her memory I was pleased that in the advert break in the New Avengers story Diana appeared in a British Airways advert.
by Brian F
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Talking Pictures - more 'No Hiding Place' episodes
Replies: 16
Views: 1678

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

As there are no off air sound recordings the audio over jumps can't be fixed as with spliced Dr Who prints and the missing frames interpolated, unfortunately.
by Brian F
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Talking Pictures - more 'No Hiding Place' episodes
Replies: 16
Views: 1678

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

The jumps were at the start and just before an advert break. I would suspect damage when the collector was projecting (bad threading of the projector at the start snapping the film and cement splices which lose at least one frame).
by Brian F
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Question-- Audio quality on film productions vs Videotape productions
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: Question-- Audio quality on film productions vs Videotape productions

In theory magnetic tape would have a better frequency response and signal to noise ratio to optical film sound which would account for some difference. On the other hand I can tell the difference between location video sound and location film sound on film telerecordings so there must be more to it ...
by Brian F
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Two untraceable tv plays
Replies: 8
Views: 1029

Re: Two untraceable tv plays

Thanks for this, very interesting and good to know that ATV archive recovery is in progress. Kal guise doesn’t Even list a strand called A Play for Sunday, but you’re quite right, The Crib was an early evening number. Fellow poster Billy Smart usually knows what the BFI is up to and he brought to t...
by Brian F
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Talking Pictures - more 'No Hiding Place' episodes
Replies: 16
Views: 1678

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

With that first talk on the recovered body it could almost have been an episode of "Quincy ME".
by Brian F
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 9023

Re: Is it all over....?

I'd buy it!
by Brian F
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Fictitious search engines in TV shows
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Re: Fictitious search engines in TV shows

"All the Web", as well, that got taken over by Yahoo, but I still have it bookmarked.
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: 25
Views: 4416

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: 3361

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: 237
Views: 34817

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: 2157
Views: 207425

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: 2157
Views: 207425

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: 86
Views: 9023

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: 86
Views: 9023

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: 2157
Views: 207425

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: 237
Views: 34817

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: 2157
Views: 207425

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: 6
Views: 1396

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: 2377

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: 8553

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: 3526

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: 3526

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.