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by bent_halo
Thu May 24, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Question about BFI Alan Clarke releases
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: Question about BFI Alan Clarke releases

I don't think there's any necessity to buy the separate releases of Penda, The Firm or Contact.
by bent_halo
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Play for Today on Amazon Prime
Replies: 7
Views: 1727

Re: Play for Today on Amazon Prime

I have a memory of a TV play (I think a Play For Today) that focusses on a person coming to terms with his homosexuality, having a rift with his mother about it and (crucially, as its the only part I can really recall) ends with the scene of his naked back and a lover commenting on his 'lovely tatt...
by bent_halo
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network's 'Forgotten TV Drama' range
Replies: 58
Views: 8074

Re: Network's 'Forgotten TV Drama' range

Not wishing to crash on Billy's produce, but that Giles Cooper radio set is finally available:

http://www.inthedarkradio.org/giles-coo ... dio-plays/
by bent_halo
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: 50 years of Radios 1/2/3/4
Replies: 27
Views: 2303

Re: 50 years of Radios 1/2/3/4

Email auto-replies are still marked Today Programme. I got one from them last week.
by bent_halo
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: 50 years of Radios 1/2/3/4
Replies: 27
Views: 2303

Re: 50 years of Radios 1/2/3/4

Well, I've just had to leave the room after a few minutes of the fashion one which was as bad as ever. Humphrys only ever seems to have one mode - harrying people along, uninterested in nuance - and it's been tedious for years. I'll write in and ask if he can retire on the anniversary date. I only l...
by bent_halo
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: 50 years of Radios 1/2/3/4
Replies: 27
Views: 2303

Re: 50 years of Radios 1/2/3/4

I hope there'll be something on Radio 4, though, even if it's just a few minutes on Today . I grew up with Radio 4 - not the Home Service! I've stuck with it for the best part of 50 years and I'm sure it'll be there for another 50. John Humphrys has been fronting a series of execrable "50 years of ...
by bent_halo
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: 50 years of Radios 1/2/3/4
Replies: 27
Views: 2303

Re: 50 years of Radios 1/2/3/4

Radio 3 had its Third Programme anniversary season in December 2016, celebrating the whole history and much of which is still online. Perhaps that's enough.
by bent_halo
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The 1974 10.30pm closedown
Replies: 49
Views: 4295

Re: The 1974 10.30pm closedown

Broadcast, 21 December 1973 “On the programme side, final plans for the redistribution of programmes within the newly truncated hours are still being worked out by the NPC. For the moment, programmes scheduled after NAT are simply not being transmitted. In due course, schedules will be arranged so t...
by bent_halo
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The 1974 10.30pm closedown
Replies: 49
Views: 4295

Re: The 1974 10.30pm closedown

Whistle Test was moved to Sunday afternoons for a time, which I think coincides. I'm sure you can look this up for yourself on Genome.

There was a concerted effort internally not to have too many casualties. I think a few plays - already commissioned for fixed lengths - were trimmed down.
by bent_halo
Tue May 23, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network's 'Forgotten TV Drama' range
Replies: 58
Views: 8074

Re: Network's 'Forgotten TV Drama' range

Nick Cooper 625 wrote:A "Giles Cooper at ITV" box set would be wonderful.
What on earth is going on with that radio plays collection? Launch event in December. Contributor copies a couple of months ago. But can I find it anywhere online or in the shops?
by bent_halo
Tue May 23, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network's 'Forgotten TV Drama' range
Replies: 58
Views: 8074

Re: Network's 'Forgotten TV Drama' range

I remember The Crunch well from its BFI screening. It'll be great to see it again, and I've never even seen Ladies' Night!
by bent_halo
Mon May 22, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Twin Peaks new series!
Replies: 8
Views: 1308

Re: Twin Peaks new series!

Great start. A really interesting opener which shows Lynch doing what he wants in his own sweet time.
by bent_halo
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Non actors appearing as themselves.
Replies: 66
Views: 5094

Re: Non actors appearing as themselves.

Rather a lot of this in "Compact", I suppose.
by bent_halo
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Non actors appearing as themselves.
Replies: 66
Views: 5094

Re: Non actors appearing as themselves.

Pet Shop Boys were repeat offenders, in Home and Away (Chris only) and The Archers.
by bent_halo
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR - Dr Brent's Casebook: A Guide to Police Surgeon
Replies: 11
Views: 1436

Re: PR - Dr Brent's Casebook: A Guide to Police Surgeon

Can't wait to see this!
by bent_halo
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Race Through The Decades
Replies: 51
Views: 3734

Re: Race Through The Decades

A great selection. Very pleasing to see King of the Ghetto commercially available at long last.
by bent_halo
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Jonathan Miller: One Thing And Another (Oberon Books)
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Jonathan Miller: One Thing And Another (Oberon Books)

My latest editorial job... Hope of interest to a few here? https://www.oberonbooks.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/650x/040ec09b1e35df139433887a97daa66f/9/7/9781783197453.jpg The first comprehensive collection of Jonathan Miller's writings, over the course of six decades, is published on 1 M...
by bent_halo
Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: David Rose (1924-2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Re: David Rose (1924-2017)

Lovely. I'll have to tell Lez that that was my tape of Artemis 81, both of them!
by bent_halo
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: David Rose (1924-2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Re: David Rose (1924-2017)

A great man. Here's a short article about a film he made in 2014 regarding his Parkinson's, which won the Mervyn Peake Award:

http://www.eastendreview.co.uk/2014/08/ ... arkinsons/
by bent_halo
Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Six Plays by Alan Bennett: The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 5
Views: 1044

Re: PR: Six Plays by Alan Bennett: The Complete Series [Netw

Interesting to see Kaleidoscope have recovered a specially-shot Bennett trailer from the time of original transmissions. Too late to incorporate?
by bent_halo
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Six Plays by Alan Bennett: The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 5
Views: 1044

Re: PR: Six Plays by Alan Bennett: The Complete Series [Netw

Long overdue! An absolutely essential purchase. Well done to Network on getting the rights.
by bent_halo
Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Rock Follies: The Whole Story [Network]
Replies: 8
Views: 1496

Re: PR: Rock Follies: The Whole Story [Network]

Ooh! I suppose it's too late to squeeze on Censored Scenes from King Kong? It's a bit of an early draft of certain elements in Rock Follies, as was Armchair Theatre: Verite.
by bent_halo
Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: UFO on blu-ray in 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1890

Re: UFO on blu-ray in 2016

The book is enormous at 600pp and 99% text. Looks to be his usual thorough job.
by bent_halo
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Undiscovered Peter Cook" ( BBC Four)
Replies: 8
Views: 1167

Re: "The Undiscovered Peter Cook" ( BBC Four)

I was hoping for something as well made and intriguing as the similarly premised The Lost Films of Orson Welles, but it was rather muddled sadly (and extremely careless about ratios). It was high time for a new Cook documentary with a fresh angle, but the found material seemed underwhelming - and a ...
by bent_halo
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Birth of TV
Replies: 4
Views: 747

The Birth of TV

A fine new resource on the BBC site, making use of the Corporation's oral history project:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/historyofthebbc/birth-of-tv
by bent_halo
Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: A book by me
Replies: 5
Views: 837

Re: A book by me

Agree with Richard A. I too finished it today, in under 24 hours, and was gripped the whole way through.
by bent_halo
Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: In a Country Churchyard (BBC East 1975-78)
Replies: 14
Views: 1490

Re: In a Country Churchyard (BBC East 1975-78)

That's interesting, Simon. It's all rather hazy now but I think I checked it with Andrew Martin at the time, who was definitely on the same page as far as Z Cars spin-offery went. But memory may be playing tricks! Wasn't there a spate of regional programmes being transferred to the main archive abou...