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by ITMA
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Rodney Bewes (1937-2017)
Replies: 28
Views: 2907

Re: Rodney Bewes (1937-2017)

I stumbled across Graham McCanns blog which covers the ‘feud’ in depth. I assume it is well researched and authoritative given it’s from McCann.

https://www.comedy.co.uk/features/comedy_chronicles/

It’s part of his strained relations series and he also covers Brambell/Corbett and Baker/Jewell.
by ITMA
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 5263

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Funny, we loved Jeeves and Wooster and we were in Sheffield. Course, we didn't have electricity or indeed fitted carpets or televisions in those days, so thanks to Thatcher we couldn't actually watch it. But we did enjoy it.

Drivel. My post and the OP.
by ITMA
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Frances Cuka 1936-2020
Replies: 2
Views: 535

Frances Cuka 1936-2020

Seems to have gone largely unnoticed (even by the Friday Night Dinner Facebook feed which is happy to pump out adverts for the upcoming series, but can't be bothered to mention the loss of one their best characters). https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2020/feb/20/frances-cuka-obituary She was consipi...
by ITMA
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Rex Garrod 1943 – 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 566

Re: Rex Garrod 1943 – 2019

Really sad, I don't know how I missed this. Was watching the Secret Life of the Sewing Machine just last night. Loved how the titles said "Tim Hunkin" in huge letters and "with Rex Garrod" in much smaller letters underneath. Even proper old school engineers have egos. (Edit to add: I love Tim Hunkin...
by ITMA
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Banned documentary
Replies: 9
Views: 1323

Re: Banned documentary

Presented by Tony Bilbow. It went way beyond full frontal, there were closeups of genitals and possibly masturbation.

(Billy beat me to it; interesting that it says just photographs, obviously it wasn't obvious because the 1991 replay blanked out these scenes as mentioned in the OP).
by ITMA
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Killed Off!
Replies: 47
Views: 4570

Re: Killed Off!

Brock wrote:The shooting of Ernest Bishop (Stephen Hancock) during a robbery in Coronation Street in 1978 is the one that sticks in my mind. Genuinely shocking at the time.
It was. I was 4 and a half and this episode was how I learnt about death. Very hard to understand "the hospital can't make him better".
by ITMA
Fri May 25, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 99% Invisible on Dr Rob Buckman
Replies: 2
Views: 686

Re: 99% Invisible on Dr Rob Buckman

Dr Buckman was indeed very fascinating and always watchable in whatever he did. Great post thanks.
by ITMA
Wed May 02, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: How Match of the Day was made - 1974
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Re: How Match of the Day was made - 1974

Fascinating and a great find thanks!

So much smoking! I'm actually surprised Jimmy Hill got rid of the pipe before going on air!
by ITMA
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Made in Yorkshire (2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

Re: Made in Yorkshire (2018)

It would be an interesting film to see. Seems they're well short of their target.

£15 is far too steep a pledge for a digital product that might never get made. £10 for nothing is a total and utter p*ss take.

£5 for a digital download and I would have pledged.
by ITMA
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Early episodes of long-running shows looking strange in retr
Replies: 19
Views: 1994

Re: Early episodes of long-running shows looking strange in

Any fans of Still Game in? Not quite an early episode, but there was a stage show the preceded the series which made it to DVD. It looks totally bizarre: Winston isn't Winston, Jack and Victor are much edgier (and younger). All of the cast's language is foul (admitted there is much cursing in the se...
by ITMA
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Early episodes of long-running shows looking strange in retr
Replies: 19
Views: 1994

Re: Early episodes of long-running shows looking strange in

TV Tropes has a term for this - Early Installment Weirdness (sorry for American spelling). I recently watched the opening episode of Countdown , where Carol Vorderman's role is purely to check the numbers game; Cathy Hytner puts the letters up, and there's another hostess (Beverley Isherwood) who p...
by ITMA
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Tom Stoppard's pseudonymous telly work
Replies: 6
Views: 802

Re: Tom Stoppard's pseudonymous telly work

Simon36 wrote:Stoppard was also rumoured to be behind the Gerald Wiley pseudonym for The Two Ronnies
Frost on Sunday. Cat was well out of the bag by The Two Ronnies.
by ITMA
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coogan and Brydon
Replies: 11
Views: 1337

Re: Coogan and Brydon

Yes, good one. Merton went down in my estimation after that nasty episode.

I'm amazed that knackered old programme is still running.
by ITMA
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coogan and Brydon
Replies: 11
Views: 1337

Re: Coogan and Brydon

Brock wrote:Well of course there's Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett - not that their on-screen relationship was exactly "sparkling" either!
I strongly suspect that one is in the same category as the two-actors-who-appeared-as-the-likely-lads.

Good call on Jewel and Baker.
by ITMA
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coogan and Brydon
Replies: 11
Views: 1337

Re: Coogan and Brydon

It's a common pattern; Two Ronnies, Morecambe and Wise to name two examples could also be argued to fit into this pattern. [What - they didn't really share a bed together??] To change the subject a little - what examples can we find of partnerships which on screen were sparkling, but in real life th...
by ITMA
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coogan and Brydon
Replies: 11
Views: 1337

Re: Coogan and Brydon

Wow I've never been accused of being insightful, thanks Don! I must admit I'd always assumed they really are long standing friends through Baby Cow etc, but yes it does sound like another of those relationships where professionally they click but it hasn't translated into a deep friendship. http://w...
by ITMA
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Rodney Bewes (1937-2017)
Replies: 28
Views: 2907

Re: Rodney Bewes (1937-2017)

It's similar to the Steptoe and Son business - we as viewers see them on screen together so often, for so many years. And their acting is so good, their on screen bond so great, they look like the closest and bestest of friends. We forget that they are actors working together for a brief period (lot...
by ITMA
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Ann Beach, 1938-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Ann Beach, 1938-2017

by ITMA
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Hi, my names Catrina!"
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Re: "Hi, my names Catrina!"

YouTube comments can be so cruel.

"Where's Spencer?"

"catrina ate him".

But funny.
by ITMA
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Blue Peter- Behind the Scenes footage 1996
Replies: 12
Views: 1619

Re: Blue Peter- Behind the Scenes footage 1996

Particularly liked the documentary and learning that it went out live then. Thanks. Bit of a jolt to realise: I'd assumed it was still going out live, still on BBC1 and just...there, like it's always been. I'd no idea it had been shunted, years ago. And its a bit depressing to realise that I've no ...
by ITMA
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Blue Peter- Behind the Scenes footage 1996
Replies: 12
Views: 1619

Re: Blue Peter- Behind the Scenes footage 1996

Fantastic! Many thanks for uploading.
by ITMA
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Alan Simpson 1929-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: Alan Simpson 1929-2017

I genuinely thought the pair of them were going to live forever. A great innings given they both would have died of TB were it not for the recently introduced penicillin.
by ITMA
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Charlie Drake, that bookcase incident.
Replies: 23
Views: 3165

Re: Charlie Drake, that bookcase incident.

Ross wrote:I'm amazed The actor didn't realise something was amiss.
Perhaps he was in on it! "One way or another Mr Charles, you've got a meeting with a stage weight..."
by ITMA
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Charlie Drake, that bookcase incident.
Replies: 23
Views: 3165

Re: Charlie Drake, that bookcase incident.

I can remember watching the incident live aged around 7 or 8. I think they just rolled the credits once it was apparent he was knocked out with no further explanation. Yes, the credits roll after a very uncomfortable few minutes of the actor who threw him out of the window improvising and biding fo...
by ITMA
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Charlie Drake, that bookcase incident.
Replies: 23
Views: 3165

Re: Charlie Drake, that bookcase incident.

Didn't he insist on being called "Mr Charles Drake" whilst residing at Brinsworth House? Bet the rest of the residents loathed him. No one will ever know the truth I guess, but I can well believe that it was deliberate sabotage. The crew probably didn't intend to nearly kill him, and they certainly ...
by ITMA
Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Porridge
Replies: 15
Views: 2366

Re: Porridge

Mark wrote: A lovely funny script from Roy Clarke, but when has he ever produced a duff one?
Whenever his photocopier breaks down.
by ITMA
Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doing it all over again
Replies: 42
Views: 4108

Re: Doing it all over again

Heh heh thanks Bob!
by ITMA
Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doing it all over again
Replies: 42
Views: 4108

Re: Doing it all over again

That was ITV wasn't it?
by ITMA
Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doing it all over again
Replies: 42
Views: 4108

Re: Doing it all over again

Give us a hint to the programme name Bob!
by ITMA
Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Roy Heather (1935-2014)
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Re: Roy Heather (1935-2014)

I was at a recording of Time Gentlemen Please (yes I know) in around 2001 and Richard Herring introduced the cast. When Roy Heather came on, Herrring said that Heather was well into his 90's.

And I believed him. Now, I am remarkably stupid, but even so...I can't believe he wasn't even 70 then.