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by rosalyn
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 46
Views: 1120

Re: Is it all over....?

I have rarely seen Target since it was originally on, but I do remember enjoying it and I liked Patrick Mower. It was all shot on film for one thing, and not a lot of other BBC produced content was. So it stood out from all the other cheaper looking VT programmes. It was also unusual because it was ...
by rosalyn
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 46
Views: 1120

Re: Is it all over....?

Also, will we ever see "Target", perhaps one of the last really problematical titles. Are there rights issues with Target? Why is it problematical? I thought it was a very gritty series for the BBC in its day, and I'm guessing it was made as an attempt to rival The Sweeney. Yet it seems there has n...
by rosalyn
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast
Replies: 15
Views: 1346

Re: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast

Another very entertaining listen. Recommended.
by rosalyn
Wed May 27, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Prisoner" (1967-1968) Watchalong
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Re: "The Prisoner" (1967-1968) Watchalong

I've signalled my interest. I was about to dig the series out for another watch soon anyway. I think something like this is a great idea to get people involved and chatting about the series again. Let's hope more are free to join in.
by rosalyn
Mon May 25, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast
Replies: 15
Views: 1346

Re: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast

Episode 3 - Man In A Suitcase is available now https://jazwiseman.podbean.com/e/itc-entertained-the-world-episode-3-man-in-a-suitcase/ Marvellously entertaining edition. Again, it's just so good to hear a podcast that's full of solid content and discussion. It's driven by knowledge, understanding a...
by rosalyn
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Grenfell Tower in Archive Shows & Films
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Re: Grenfell Tower in Archive Shows & Films

Caught an unexpected glimpse of it for the very first time during an umptieth viewing of The Sweeney first series episode 'Cover Story', mostly filmed around that part of Kensington.
by rosalyn
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Timeslip telerecordings-(Audio question)
Replies: 26
Views: 2592

Re: Timeslip telerecordings-(Audio question)

I know this is drifting a little bit from the topic of the audio, but looking at the Wikipedia entry for Timeslip online I've noticed this... "Timeslip was first broadcast on Friday evenings at around 5:10-5:15pm in the ATV region with the other ITV regions broadcasting the series on the following M...
by rosalyn
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Timeslip telerecordings-(Audio question)
Replies: 26
Views: 2592

Re: Timeslip telerecordings-(Audio question)

The Carlton DVD set was my first exposure to Timeslip in colour. Up to then, It hadn't even occurred to me that it was originally transmitted so, despite having watched every episode 'when it was first on'. Like you, I only saw the first broadcast of TIMESLIP in 1970-71 in black and white, although...
by rosalyn
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Timeslip telerecordings-(Audio question)
Replies: 26
Views: 2592

Re: Timeslip telerecordings-(Audio question)

Just a general technical question. Does anyone know if the telerecordings of the science fiction serial Timeslip use a magnetic soundtrack? I've seen telerecordings with an optical soundtrack but they usually sound quite poor. But with the telerecordings of timeslip they sound especially good. Perh...
by rosalyn
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Tim Brooke-Taylor (1940-2020)
Replies: 18
Views: 2176

Re: Tim Brooke-Taylor (1940-2020)

A very touching post Mr Wolf. Thank you for sharing an obviously treasured experience. Now please excuse me while I go to wipe away a few more tears. News of his passing is all the more shocking to me knowing this dreadful virus played a hand.
by rosalyn
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Jay Benedict (1951-2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 355

Jay Benedict (1951-2020)

In the film Aliens, and also on TV in Emmerdale. Has died of Covid-19. Some might remember him from the early eighties as the voice of Shiro Hagen in the puppet TV series Star Fleet. https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-aliens-and-emmerdale-actor-jay-benedict-dies-due-to-covid-19-complications-119...
by rosalyn
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: David Collings (1940 - 2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 529

David Collings (1940 - 2020)

Ubiquitous actor, appeared in a lot of sci-fi. Passed yesterday aged 79.
by rosalyn
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?
Replies: 27
Views: 2819

Re: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?

Mark, I did a bit of research on BBC 1980's repeats last night over at the Genome website and below is what came up. The final BBC series went out on BBC2 early in 1980 and was repeated later the same year as you'll see. We had a Philips VCR video machine around this time, and I know I had recording...
by rosalyn
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?
Replies: 27
Views: 2819

Re: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?

It's funny how certain quotes from old shows stick in one's memory, seemingly forever. One that repeatedly pops in my head, even today, is the one from the episode about the plague of Rolf Harris-es, as mentioned by the previous poster. "Who are you?" "We're THE GOODIES" "Oh. Gordon Bennett!". Even ...
by rosalyn
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Alan Pattillo (1929-2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Alan Pattillo (1929-2020)

Writer and director of many a Gerry and Sylvia Anderson favourite passed on 12th January.
by rosalyn
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shows ruined by revival/comeback
Replies: 80
Views: 5430

Re: Shows ruined by revival/comeback

I will chip in with Minder on Channel 5 with Shane Richie back in 2009. I think the original perhaps went on far too long and became tired, but I'm sure most will agree even the worst episodes of it were not as bad as this truly dire impostor that luckily only lasted for six episodes.
by rosalyn
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: HTV one off filmed dramas c.1974
Replies: 15
Views: 1425

Re: HTV one off filmed dramas c.1974

I found my old recording of Deadly Strangers and have just finished re-watching it. It was shown on Television South on Friday 4th April 1986 going into the early hours of Saturday 5th. I enjoyed it. Very good build up of tension to the ending (which I knew anyway). My husband sat and watched it wit...
by rosalyn
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: HTV one off filmed dramas c.1974
Replies: 15
Views: 1425

Re: HTV one off filmed dramas c.1974

This was Silhouettes , which was given a cinematic release under the title Deadly Strangers . I think it was shown on the ITV network as a film rather than a television production. I think it was difficult enough for the medium-sized ITV companies to get a network slot for any feature-length dramas...
by rosalyn
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Strikes!
Replies: 26
Views: 1708

Re: Strikes!

Of course during the colour strike, programmes made in colour would have been transmitted in B&W, Timeslip's 'Burn Up' story for example. It would have received its full colour debut during the 1974 repeat run when the original transmission tapes still existed. It looked great in colour I recall. I...
by rosalyn
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 148
Views: 16689

Re: Still With Us

Some of the actors who have graced my screen recently. Hopefully will bring some cheer amid the growing list of obituaries on the 'Ashes' thread. I know someone has already mentioned Earl Cameron is still with us at 101, which is very impressive. Apologies if there is any other duplication. Katherin...
by rosalyn
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Bryan Marshall (1938–2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: Bryan Marshall (1938–2019)

Mark wrote:"Warship" and "Armchair Thriller" for me, but one of those actors who turned up in so much and always delivered the goods.

Sad news.
You saying "Armchair Thriller" reminded me Bryan is leading man in the Brian Clemens 'Thriller' episode 'A Place to Die', broadcast in 1973.
by rosalyn
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Bryan Marshall (1938–2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: Bryan Marshall (1938–2019)

Simon36 wrote:Despite moving to Australia in 1983...
I did wonder what the story was here. He cropped up shows from down under bought in by ITV. Special Squad 'The Chen Legacy', and an afternoon serial called Golden Pennies.

I loved his turn in The Long Good Friday as the dodgy local councillor.

RIP Bryan.
by rosalyn
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Grenfell Tower in Archive Shows & Films
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Re: Grenfell Tower in Archive Shows & Films

Here's a link to the locations for Minder 'Around the Corner'. Scroll down to the shot of the guy on the allotment and you will see Grenfell quite prominently left of frame.

http://www.minder.org/locations/S05E09_ ... Corner.htm
by rosalyn
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Almost cast' actors
Replies: 76
Views: 5552

Re: 'Almost cast' actors

I'll throw in my penny's worth though you probably know all these. Elizabeth Shepherd as Emma Peel, who actually filmed part of the first episode of The Avengers series four, before being replaced with Diana Rigg. Joanna Lumley tested as a Moonbase girl in UFO. Trudi Van Doorn tested for Purdey in T...
by rosalyn
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Grenfell Tower in Archive Shows & Films
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Grenfell Tower in Archive Shows & Films

Dear All, Since this catastrophic fire in London, I have been spotting the Grenfell Tower time and time again whilst watching and enjoying my archive TV shows on DVD. I've seen it in at least two episodes of The Sweeney, one episode of The Professionals and three episodes of Minder so far. It has a ...
by rosalyn
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Unseen Recurring Characters
Replies: 46
Views: 3034

Re: Unseen Recurring Characters

What about 'er indoors in Minder? LOL
by rosalyn
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 148
Views: 16689

Re: Still With Us

Apologies if anyone has already mentioned British character actor Patrick Jordan, born 20th October 1923. He's been popping up in guest roles in many old shows I've been watching recently, and is still with us at the age of 95.
by rosalyn
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Donald Moffat (1930-2018)
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Donald Moffat (1930-2018)

Another one bites the dust.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46647730

Slipped me by until today.
by rosalyn
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Quest (1976)
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: The Quest (1976)

I recall it being on BBC. It should be there on Genome. :-)
by rosalyn
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Douglas Rain (1928-2018)
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Douglas Rain (1928-2018)

Canadian actor probably best known for his chilling voice performance as HAL 9000 in '2001: A Space Odyssey', and also in the sequel '2010'. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/nov/12/douglas-rain-dies-2001-a-space-odyssey-hal-9000 Apparently HAL helped craft Hannibal Lecter according to Anthony H...