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by swills
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Everyone at Home broadcasting
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Everyone at Home broadcasting

With the current lockdown, 90% of people seem to be brodcasting from their kitchen or shed ! As a non industry person, to get it all lined up so that they can talk see, and not all talk over each other, be on screen at the right time, to me, seems like a nightmare ! Is it very difficult to get right...
by swills
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 34
Views: 2071

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

Have just got round to watching first one, nice to hear 'Eye Level', even if you do have to almost strain to hear it, so subtle. It all seemed OK, still kept picturing Barry Foster though, but, it did not disappoint as much as I thought it would, rebboots tend to be dire these days, have not seen 2 ...
by swills
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Bless This House Series 1 (B&W) - on Forces TV
Replies: 19
Views: 1196

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

Don't forget to check True Entertainment too: Rumpole of the Bailey, The Agatha Christie Hour, The New Avengers. Of course :-) although Mr Rumpole has already had an outing on TPTV...that I am still watching :-) never liked it when I was younger, but now am of an age where I am finding I am like hi...
by swills
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Bless This House Series 1 (B&W) - on Forces TV
Replies: 19
Views: 1196

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

With a combination of Forces and TPTV. the evenings can almost be like watching TV back in the 70s :-) with the THAMES idents and shows, makes me imagine I am back in those times ....it's good !
by swills
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Dixon of Dock Green - surviving episodes from series 9-11
Replies: 7
Views: 606

Re: Dixon of Dock Green - surviving episodes from series 9-1

The fact that Acorn haven't sought to release the b/w ones says a lot about the perceived demand. The sales of DIXON apparently surprised even Acorn, which is why they released a further two volumes. The b/w episodes were suggested to them, (one of which is the first part of a two-partner, the seco...
by swills
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Thames TV
Replies: 64
Views: 3969

Re: Thames TV

The thing is, though, the things you all remember and love about Thames... in-vision continuity... the classic ident... had all been dumped by Thames long before they lost their franchise. Indeed it had, as did the rest, but that does not prevent us wishing and hoping ! :-) and I am sure at the tim...
by swills
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Thames TV
Replies: 64
Views: 3969

Re: Thames TV

I’m sure Christopher Robbie would be up for it. Lets put the idea to TPTV ! :-) (even a one off 'TV' day) ! Nice idea, but what about the studio, they would have to build another shed in the garden! Well, they do the interviews with the stars of the films and tv they show, so could be a pre-record ...
by swills
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Thames TV
Replies: 64
Views: 3969

Re: Thames TV

yellowtriumph wrote:I’m sure Christopher Robbie would be up for it.
Lets put the idea to TPTV ! :-) (even a one off 'TV' day) !
by swills
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Thames TV
Replies: 64
Views: 3969

Re: Thames TV

With TPTV getting stronger by the day, maybe they could, well maybe once a week, have a 'retro' night, they have so much Thames and Southern stuff now, and more, they could do an evening like we used to enjoy, only thing that may not work would be the in vision announcers ?
by swills
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 212
Views: 14074

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Looks like they maybe the other way around ? Trollenberg on Saturday at 2pm and Crossroads to Crime Monday at 5.30 pm ?
by swills
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Get Some In
Replies: 20
Views: 1229

Re: Get Some In

Useless trivia info on My Family, in a 2007 episode Eric Sykes was a guest Star, the Floor Manager for that episode, (and many more) was Julie Sykes, his daughter :-)
by swills
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Get Some In
Replies: 20
Views: 1229

Re: Get Some In

Interesting about Lindsay possibly blocking it, there were only two episodes I can think of that were repeated in the 80's, the first episode during the "Best Of British" season in 82, and the Xmas episode, don't think that one was networked though. Brian Pettifer ( Leckie) popped up in an episode ...
by swills
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Outtakes
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Re: Outtakes

Mark wrote:Perhaps they will turn up on YT, as already mentioned, there doesn't seem to be an outlet for them on TV anymore.

Those recent editions of "IBAOTN" seem to have come and gone with little interest.
That could be partway due to the presenters they chose !!
by swills
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Forces TV: Space 1999
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Forces TV: Space 1999

Did anyone see the 1st episode of SPACE 1999 in Forces TV,, really good to see this on TV again, cant really go wrong with any Gerry Anderson stuff :-) HOWEVER..they cut two and half minutes out, I assume to make it fit, the bit they chose was the whole reason for the two series ! The explosion that...
by swills
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Outtakes
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Re: Outtakes

Mark wrote:Quite a nice idea to do that, can't think of any other shows that did it though.

I take it they are still around.?
I would have thought so, they were played out to us when we went to Pinewood and Teddington, and I am sure a couple did appear on TV before the start of one of the series.
by swills
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Outtakes
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Re: Outtakes

That's very interesting, you're right there, everyone did it, so no shame in that! That is true ! Mund you they did do a small 5 or 6 min one in the later series that was played out to the audience, and it always went down well, and had us fits of laughter, even if we had seen it quite a few times ...
by swills
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Outtakes
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Re: Outtakes

The "Sykes" ones are brilliant, especially the Jimmy Edwards ones, it's a wonder they got the episode completed with all that mucking about. Not seen any of the "My Family" ones, I take it there are some on the DVD's? Plenty of good material on "Aunties Bloomers" as well, of course. No none on any ...
by swills
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Outtakes
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Re: Outtakes

I know they had shown a few, very few....but would love to see some from MY FAMILY, there were some brilliant outtakes in that programme :-) Ben switching on his new LCD TV and having the theme from Citizen Smith start, Ben on a mobility scooter, crashing into and half destroying the set , Ben leapi...
by swills
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Dangerous Knowledge - Southern TV
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: Dangerous Knowledge - Southern TV

Of course aquiring all this 'gold' can I imagine be more expensive than Gold ! I for one, would be prepared to pay if it were a subscription channel, although I fear many would not :-( Alo I suggested that maybe they could, in some of their longer breaks, show Test Card 'C' or even 'F' using the mus...
by swills
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: CHROMAKEY: THE MAGAZINE OF GENRE TELEVISION
Replies: 38
Views: 2186

Re: CHROMAKEY: THE MAGAZINE OF GENRE TELEVISION

Ordered ! :-) :-)
by swills
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: "It's Friday, It's Crackerjack" by Alan Stafford (Fantom)
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: "It's Friday, It's Crackerjack" by Alan Stafford (Fantom

Must get this, it was a great show over the years. Even in the 80's, after all the teams with the great Peter Glaze, and so many funny sketches and films, and of course the games, it still worked in the gunge era. There was one edition of the radio Documentary "Trumpton Riots" about the series, but...
by swills
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Christmas tapes
Replies: 17
Views: 1029

Re: Christmas tapes

Think I still have what must a copy of a copy of a........... on VHS, of one of them, shame they can be made available through a website for like minded people..if you get my drift :-) !
by swills
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Christmas tapes
Replies: 17
Views: 1029

Re: Christmas tapes

Thankyou :-) been scanning the EPG, but did not see it, must be my age !
by swills
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Christmas tapes
Replies: 17
Views: 1029

Christmas tapes

Nor sure if this shoulsd be in this forum or not ! I am sure i saw somewhere that on BBC4 over Christmas there is a short programme about the Christmas tapes of the BBC and ITV that are now (as far as I am concerned !) sought after, and well loved... but I cant seem to find anything listed, or was i...
by swills
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Blue Peter"
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: "Blue Peter"

I still have (proudly) my Gold BP badge, at the time it was number 200 :-)
by swills
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: A piece of Rediffusion ephemera
Replies: 7
Views: 946

Re: A piece of Rediffusion ephemera

Remember going to (on my own !! ) the 5'o'clock club, with Wally, Murial, Fred and Ollie
by swills
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Dad's Army Remakes
Replies: 46
Views: 2629

Re: Dad's Army Remakes

Also needs to be made, (even if only using one) EMI 2001 Cameras, to keep it in line with the originals, recording in digital will not work at all.

If they need laughter, play the episodes out to an audience at TV Centre or Pinewood.
by swills
Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Sullivans
Replies: 39
Views: 2937

Re: The Sullivans

Well, I am, well the wife is just a mere 556 episodes behind you, She has started to watch after getting first 3 series for Christmas :-)
by swills
Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:26 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thunderbirds (2015) First viewing
Replies: 110
Views: 5341

Re: Thunderbirds (2015) First viewing

Now of course I am sure we are all awaiting the completion of THUNDERBIRDS 1965, which was the Kickstarter/Crowd funded remake, and of course going back to the orginal way THUNDERBIRDS was made :-)
by swills
Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Blankety Blank theme
Replies: 21
Views: 1580

Re: Blankety Blank theme

Of course, "Blockbusters" got a mention on the recent ITV themes show, which is a great tune...... The original recording of which is MIA - Ed Welch hasn't got one, apparently, and there are a surprising amount of hardcore Blockbusters obsessives who've been looking for it! But of course there is a...