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by swills
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Teletext still alive !
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: Teletext still alive !

Well, the Red Button 'text' service goes again soon,......time to bring back CEEFAX ! (and ORACLE) if it works fine on digital tv in Europe, and quite quick too....it can work here !
by swills
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: My Wife Next Door (1970s BBC sitcom)
Replies: 34
Views: 1796

Re: My Wife Next Door (1970s BBC sitcom)

Remember Mr Waring very well, first met him back in the 60's when I started going to see NOT IN FRONT OF THE CHILDREN at TV Centre, it was myself, and two other school mates, we ended up going so many times, we did bcome 'friends' with Richard, and 'the Children' Roberta Tovey, whom I have always ha...
by swills
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TV on TV
Replies: 79
Views: 8245

Re: TV on TV

There was an episode in MY FAMILY, not sure if it was transmitted, or they went and did another take, but The Harpers bought a nice new TV, Ben, was trying it out, and when he switched it on, you heard the theme from CITIZEN SMITH :-)
Recording stopped anyway, as everyone just fell about :-)
by swills
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Google Streetview and Maps Archive TV locations thread
Replies: 69
Views: 9089

Re: Google Streetview and Maps Archive TV locations thread

Like 'brigham' maybe not 'useful' as such, but very interesting, love checking locations, even more so if I have been there, or hope to go to the area:-) It is also fascinatiing to see how the places have changed over the years, so the more locations we can get the better as far as I am concerned :-)
by swills
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Forces tv
Replies: 12
Views: 1828

Re: Forces tv

Also BANACEK with the A team's Mr Peppard, and Madigan with Richard Widmark, also wasn't QUINCY part of the deal ? Remember it Started as the Sunday Mystery Movie, with the guy and the torch, and the torch highlighting each 'film' sometimes watch Colombo now, and wonder, will one day, they leave the...
by swills
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Forces tv
Replies: 12
Views: 1828

Re: Forces tv

Along the line of TV LAND channel in the USA ?
by swills
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Everyone at Home broadcasting
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

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: 44
Views: 6737

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: 3015

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: 3015

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: 1458

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: 8453

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: 8453

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: 8453

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: 8453

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: 237
Views: 34045

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: 2816

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: 2816

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: 2362

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: 1132

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: 2362

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: 2362

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: 2362

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: 2362

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: 1151

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: 41
Views: 6114

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: 604

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: 2466

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: 2466

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: 2466

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...