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by perov
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 160
Views: 26721

Re: Still With Us

Brock wrote:And it was only when I heard the report of his MBE today that I realized that the magician David Berglas is still with us, at the age of 92. One of the first magicians to appear on British television, but he sort of disappeared after the 80s.
His ultimate trick?
by perov
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Unseen Recurring Characters
Replies: 46
Views: 5471

Re: Unseen Recurring Characters

In the early Coronation Street episodes, Gamma Garments was owned by Mr Papagopolous, who was never seen.

Mr Swindley (Arthur Lowe) and Miss Nugent (Eileen Derbyshire) were always referring to him.
by perov
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Lying" game
Replies: 12
Views: 1698

Re: "Lying" game

Was it Tell the Truth with Graham Garden 1983?

A clip is on You Tube.
by perov
Sun May 13, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Unseen Recurring Characters
Replies: 46
Views: 5471

Re: Unseen Recurring Characters

In Corrie, we have never seen Fat Brenda.
by perov
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 160
Views: 26721

Re: Still With Us

Watching the prolific Glyn Houston on Talking Pictures, made me curious, and yes is still with us at 92.
by perov
Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actor/Writers
Replies: 35
Views: 3389

Re: Actor/Writers

Jeremy Burnham, both appeared in and wrote for The Avengers, and has some good work on his CV.
by perov
Tue May 02, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Non actors appearing as themselves.
Replies: 66
Views: 6057

Re: Non actors appearing as themselves.

Apparently Parfitt and Rossi from Status Quo were in Coronation Street. It's a world gone mad. :-) They certainly were - they ultimately brought about the exit storyline for Sarah's mate Candice, who departed to go on the road as the Quo's hairdresser! And there can't be many examples of fictional ...
by perov
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Re-formatted shows
Replies: 71
Views: 6384

Re: Re-formatted shows

Trippers Day (1984) starring Leonard Rossiter, turned in to Slingers Day with Bruce Forsyth after Rossiter's death.
It was a surprise it was continued into the new title, both were rather poor.
by perov
Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TV clashes
Replies: 30
Views: 3501

Re: TV clashes

Orlando was first transmitted on Tuesday 13/4/65 at 5.25pm, originally for 13 episodes. The second series, also on Tuesdays ran from 5/4/66 for 40 episodes ending on 10/1/67. The Third series, again on Tuesdays ran from 17/1/67 to 27/3/67 for 11 episodes. The final series started on Monday 25/3/68, ...
by perov
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The 1980s and classic theme tunes
Replies: 28
Views: 3104

Re: The 1980s and classic theme tunes

Moonlighting was a classy theme tune featuring Al Jarreau.

Cagney and Lacey is worth a mention.
by perov
Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Forgotten Gems
Replies: 12
Views: 1976

Re: Forgotten Gems

Trinity Tales, a 6 part series written by Alan Plater was a gem in my opinion. It was on BBC2 in 1975. With people like Francis Matthews, the late Susan Littler, Bill Maynard and the wonderful Paul Copley, it was based on Canterbury Tales, but featuring a group of Rugby supporters on a coach to Wemb...
by perov
Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: My Wife Next Door
Replies: 23
Views: 2925

Re: My Wife Next Door

Yes I used to enjoy it, and one of the few comedy shows the late Brian Clemens had a hand in.
by perov
Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Most obscure Network DVD release
Replies: 32
Views: 3709

Re: Most obscure Network DVD release

I certainly remember watching Indoor League in the Anglia Region.
I remember the same two young ladies in the audience who always seemed to be posing for the camera, and getting into shot.

"I'll see thee".
by perov
Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Cristobal and Company
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: Cristobal and Company

Thank you for the link - I was right about the hoops - what a memory!
by perov
Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Cristobal and Company
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: Cristobal and Company

I remember watching it all those years ago, but it's all rather vague.
I seem to remember one of them have a long sleeved tee shirt with hoops on.
by perov
Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Old TV Listings
Replies: 80
Views: 7896

Re: Old TV Listings

I'm going back 20 years, but Birmingham Library used to have complete collections of TV Times and Radio Times going back to the 50's.
They were in year folders, and available to browse but on the premises only.
by perov
Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Digital delay - here to stay?
Replies: 13
Views: 2132

Re: Digital delay - here to stay?

Listening to TMS cricket on the radio, and watching it on Sky, there is 5 second delay.
by perov
Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 160
Views: 26721

Re: Still With Us

Graham Stark now 91 years old. I always remember him in a sketch with Ken Dodd using a Hilda Baker like emphasis on the words, "Have yooou got a bluuue, baloooon" "You what?" This went on for quite sometime. I mentioned this to Ken Dodd last year and he came straight back and said that was Graham St...
by perov
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: D.O.G. s**t all over the screen
Replies: 39
Views: 4171

Re: D.O.G. s**t all over the screen

My wife said our wallpaper is flocked, but I think it's good for another year or two.
by perov
Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Detailed reference book on ITC
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

Re: Detailed reference book on ITC

For an episode guide, the ITV Encyclopedia of Adventure by Dave Rogers, is a handy book and can be picked up on ebay for around a fiver.
by perov
Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Anyone recommend a good new TV.....?
Replies: 11
Views: 1262

Re: Anyone recommend a good new TV.....?

Panasonic get good reviews, and are worth a look.
I have one and it's great.

Suggest you buy from John Lewis and you will get a free 5 year guarantee.
by perov
Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: British Comics
Topic: Your childhood comics.
Replies: 68
Views: 8334

Re: Your childhood comics.

I started with Dandy, and for a while I was a Hornet reader before I graduated to NME. In the Hornet I have a vague recollection about football story and a purple cloud, that engulfed the best players who were then taken by this madman to try and produce the best football team in the world. Am I dre...
by perov
Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: When are they EVER going to release...
Replies: 182
Views: 18040

Re: When are they EVER going to release...

Trinity Tales.

I saw Paul Copley in Last Tango in Halifax the other night, (what a prolific and under rated actor he is) and remembered his role in Trinity Tales.
Written by Alan Plater, starring Francis Matthews, Bill Maynard, Susan Littler etc - it was a wonderful series.