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by rosalyn
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: David Collings (1940 - 2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 218

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: 874

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: 874

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: 173

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: 3080

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: 794

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: 794

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: 959

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: 143
Views: 12002

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: 374

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: 374

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: 5
Views: 354

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: 3739

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: 5
Views: 354

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: 1851

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: 143
Views: 12002

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: 240

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: 304

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: 154

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...
by rosalyn
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 3238

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

Remember the Scotch video cassette animated skeleton? Re-record, not fade away.

Am I right in thinking the voice over for him was provided by Brian Wilde?
by rosalyn
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 3238

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

Gay Hamilton - Man in a Suitcase, Space 1999, and more recently, Edwina Dunn in Eastenders - was once in a Fry's Chocolate Cream commercial. It was the one where a girl is savouring the taste of the chocolate while reclining on a sofa, and her cat knocks an ornament from a shelf above, and she catch...
by rosalyn
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Prisoner 50th Anniversary
Replies: 9
Views: 975

Re: The Prisoner 50th Anniversary

David Plaice wrote:The Blu-ray of In My Mind is currently just £2.99 at Amazon (two pounds less than the DVD).
Ordered.

Thank you for the heads up. :-)
by rosalyn
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Celeste Yarnall (1944-2018)
Replies: 0
Views: 162

Celeste Yarnall (1944-2018)

Star Trek episode 'The Apple', and much more.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... rek-885728
by rosalyn
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Prisoner 50th Anniversary
Replies: 9
Views: 975

Re: The Prisoner 50th Anniversary

Just thought I'd flag up the brilliant "Tally Ho" podcast about the series. I've been listening to these for months now and they've very much reignited a lot of my enthusiasm for "The Prisoner" because the hosts - Becks and Eeson - a very refreshing and original take on these amazing old shows, and...
by rosalyn
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 3238

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

Tiffany Chapman (Brookside/Hollyoaks/Emmerdale) in a 2016 Halifax commercial, appearing with Top Cat no less.

There's a nice piece on it here.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/1 ... doing-now/
by rosalyn
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 3238

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

Ah! As you've mentioned Muppets, what about our fibreglass friends from the worlds of Gerry Anderson. Although not strictly actors, I guess the original voice artists would count. Please correct me if I've got any of these wrong. Supercar - Walls Ice Cream Fireball XL5 - Zoom ice lolly Stingray - Se...
by rosalyn
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 3238

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

Several more spring to mind. Leonard Rossiter and Joan Collins - Cinzano Sharon Maughan - Nescafe Gold Blend And what about Harriet Philpin from the now famous R Whites secret lemonade drinker ad. I recall seeing her in an episode of The Sweeney (Thou Shalt Not Kill), and as I have been watching the...
by rosalyn
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 3238

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

'I've always liked Cliff Richards/Wendy Richards'...'IT'S RICHARD'...'That's what I said, Cliff Richards/Wendy Richards. Didn't Brucie also do the Stork ads? Yes, hear it all the time. Much like Dr Spock instead of Mr Spock...lol. I think Brucie did. And as you are on the subject of butter and marg...
by rosalyn
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Zienia Merton (1945-2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Zienia Merton (1945-2018)

Space 1999's Sandra Benes.

Just about to head off to bed and spotted the sad news.

http://www.hollywood.com/general/zienia ... -60732487/
by rosalyn
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 3238

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

I will chip in with Julie T. Wallace. Shortly after her remarkable appearance as the 'she devil' in the 80's, she popped up in the Mentos chewy mints ad. Then there were those infamous Government information films. I will always remember Edward Judd in the 'Think Once...Think Twice...Think Bike!' on...