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by SteveBoyce
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Different Start and End Themes
Replies: 35
Views: 4350

Re: Different Start and End Themes

Spy Trap had a different start and end theme.
by SteveBoyce
Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Paul Temple Complete Radio Collection vol.1 1938-50.
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Re: Paul Temple Complete Radio Collection vol.1 1938-50.

There's a second collection of Paul Temples released this autumn. The description mentions some more extras from the archives, does anyone know what these might be? TIA...
by SteveBoyce
Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Troubleshooters/Mogul - BBC
Replies: 19
Views: 3404

Re: Troubleshooters/Mogul - BBC

AIUI although it was shown at mbw the episode was not returned to the Archive. I assume that was the unique film on ebay.
by SteveBoyce
Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Petyer J Hammond - curiosity only!
Replies: 5
Views: 1192

Re: Petyer J Hammond - curiosity only!

Thanks everyone :-) I guess he's dropped off the radar! Maybe not surprising as he started in the 60s on Z Cars. I've almost always liked his work, on many series. His scripts for Midsomer were also something to look forward to in the main, I remember in particular one called "Small Mercies", becaus...
by SteveBoyce
Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Paul Temple Complete Radio Collection vol.1 1938-50.
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Re: Paul Temple Complete Radio Collection vol.1 1938-50.

Oooooo brilliant news, I'd missed that one! Thanks for the heads up!
by SteveBoyce
Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Petyer J Hammond - curiosity only!
Replies: 5
Views: 1192

Petyer J Hammond - curiosity only!

Is he still working? One of my favourite "archive tv writers" but didn't see anything from him for a long time. I'm really just curious!!!

Steve
by SteveBoyce
Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Miss Adventure with Hattie Jacques
Replies: 17
Views: 2221

Re: Miss Adventure with Hattie Jacques

Thanks so much everyone :-) Yes I thought the theme must have been specially written, since it's taken up in the incidental music as well. Doesn't seem to be available anywhere online - but I found a discog for "Norman and the Invaders" (there's a name for a group no one would come up with today!) o...
by SteveBoyce
Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Miss Adventure with Hattie Jacques
Replies: 17
Views: 2221

Miss Adventure with Hattie Jacques

I've seen just one episode of this, the opener, which has some nice film of 1960s Heathrow in it. Lostshows.com suggests that this is the only surviving episode. Is this really true?? Great shame if so as it looks like fun (we'll never know who's on the phone at the end of episode 1, it's a mystery ...
by SteveBoyce
Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Maigret 1960s series on German DVD.
Replies: 36
Views: 4485

Re: Maigret 1960s series on German DVD.

David Boothroyd wrote:Aren't they officially denying that they have the missing Paul Temples? Or a meringue?
No they used many years ago to give out viewing copies on request, I have quite a few of them
by SteveBoyce
Sat May 30, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Maigret 1960s series on German DVD.
Replies: 36
Views: 4485

Re: Maigret 1960s series on German DVD.

I wonder if Pidax would consider releasing the episodes of Paul Temple that survive only "auf Deutsch"? I think they are held by ZDF aren't they?
by SteveBoyce
Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: The Organization: The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 32
Views: 4399

Re: PR: The Organization: The Complete Series [Network]

The Chairman only approves of black shoes... Great news :-) The interview scene from the first episode hooks the viewer from the start, and throws a brilliant dummy - you'll understand when you see it. Only Jamie to go from my wish list now (hint ...), though a few others like "The Liars" and "A Pla...
by SteveBoyce
Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: PR: Send for Paul Temple [BBC Physical Audio]
Replies: 12
Views: 2066

Re: PR: Send for Paul Temple [BBC Physical Audio]

Yes I remember the Canadian version turned up 4 or 5 years ago and was announced on this very board - I was a bit sniffy about it at the time to my shame, but now I'm delighted it's being released. I wonder if they'll include the sole surviving UK episode as an extra on the cd? I think that leaves o...
by SteveBoyce
Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain
Replies: 197
Views: 23240

Re: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain

Real British location filming returned in the form of selected central London sequences in Ein Mann namens Harry Brent (1967) and then with a vengeance in 'Wie ein Blitz' (1970) which included a lot of location filming in London, Hampshire and Dorset including a thrilling police hovercraft chase of...
by SteveBoyce
Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Q: One Way Pendulum
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: Q: One Way Pendulum

Hi Bent Halo
Thanks a lot for the info. And no I didn't know that.
by SteveBoyce
Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Q: One Way Pendulum
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Q: One Way Pendulum

Posting on the new Network TV thread made me think of this and I was about to post there ... has anyone ANY idea why "The One Way Pendulum" never got a DVD release, even with Network's "british film" initiative? Is there some kind of rights problem?
by SteveBoyce
Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network - New agreement with ITV
Replies: 35
Views: 5669

Re: Network - New agreement with ITV

Wonderful news, and yes, there is so much still to release. ... And The Frighteners and Tales of Unease of course... And The Liars! Not to mention The Organization ... Ever since "The Gold Robbers" was released, this has been top of my wish list! Quite apart from how good it is - I've never forgott...
by SteveBoyce
Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network - New agreement with ITV
Replies: 35
Views: 5669

Re: Network - New agreement with ITV

Simon36 wrote:Wonderful news, and yes, there is so much still to release. ...

And The Frighteners and Tales of Unease of course...
And The Liars!
by SteveBoyce
Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network - New agreement with ITV
Replies: 35
Views: 5669

Re: Network - New agreement with ITV

I wouldn't argue with Soldier and Me, but I'd personally really love to see "Jamie" get a full release - just that first episode was very tantalising ;-)
by SteveBoyce
Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Simply depressing
Replies: 30
Views: 6861

Re: Simply depressing

Softly Softly had the same problem twice didn't it? They rectified the problem the first time but there were still one or two filmised episodes that slipped the net so they rectified the problem again! Finally, they got it right. I ordered my copy direct from Simply rather than risk from Amazon. Th...
by SteveBoyce
Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Simply depressing
Replies: 30
Views: 6861

Re: Simply depressing

Any more news from Simply on Aphrodite Inheritance? TIA...
by SteveBoyce
Thu May 22, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Out of the Unknown [bfi]
Replies: 72
Views: 10178

Re: PR: Out of the Unknown [bfi]

Mark wrote:I don't suppose they will use the soundtracks, which would be a shame for me, as "Beach head" is my personal favourite episode.!
They've confirmed they WILL issue the soundtracks!!!!!
by SteveBoyce
Mon May 19, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network.
Replies: 160
Views: 19598

Re: Network?

I have to say I'm very surprised the BFI haven't released Penda's Fen yet. Thought that would have top of the list! Seconded for that one! (Plus an uncut Artemis of course ... which will never happen) Would Artemis be so unlikely? Well I think so given it was released once already, and I noticed to...
by SteveBoyce
Mon May 19, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network.
Replies: 160
Views: 19598

Re: Network?

I think that the BFI TV DVD releases originally dried up because the BBC charged prohibitively high licencing fees. This. Which has eased lately, hence more BBC releases from the BFI, Simply and Acorn recently. Though it absolutely beggars belief that if an outside company thinks it can spin a prof...
by SteveBoyce
Mon May 19, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network.
Replies: 160
Views: 19598

Re: Network?

Simon36 wrote:I have to say I'm very surprised the BFI haven't released Penda's Fen yet. Thought that would have top of the list!
Seconded for that one! (Plus an uncut Artemis of course ... which will never happen)
by SteveBoyce
Mon May 19, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network.
Replies: 160
Views: 19598

Re: Network?

Does anyone know, by the way, why the BFI have been suddenly been able to put out hitherto 'holy grail' BBC titles like Out of the Unknown and Shalken the Painter? What's actually going on there? What's changed? Network presumably would have killed to release OOTU, and it's a reasonable assumption ...
by SteveBoyce
Mon May 05, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: PR: The Musketeers [BBC]
Replies: 11
Views: 1584

Re: PR: The Musketeers [BBC]

I can't believe such a collection of clichés is still possible today. For one, every gun fired by a musketeer is a kill, every bad guy always misses at every shot. You can also include the old "shot in the shoulder with a half inch ball at reasonable range, & yet they're up & running within minutes...
by SteveBoyce
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Colin's Sandwich DVD due 26th May 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1999

Re: Colin's Sandwich DVD due 26th May 2014

@ Billy Smart The book "History at War", by Noble Frankland, is fascinating on the subject of the writing of history. He took part in the bombing of Dresden and afterwards wrote the official history as well as being advisor to Thames's "world at war" and several other roles. At the end of the book h...
by SteveBoyce
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Protectors (ITC)
Replies: 127
Views: 14953

Re: The Protectors (ITC)

I'm not much of an ITC fan but The Protectors has always been one of its more engaging shows for me. The 25 minute format was a fresh departure and dare I say it suited the rather thin storylines of many of these shows with the emphasis very strongly on action. The discount in the Network sale temp...
by SteveBoyce
Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network.
Replies: 160
Views: 19598

Re: Network?

Basically, Network ought to make some public statement of policy with regard to TV releases. (Personally I think there's about as much chance of their releasing stuff on Baird Phonovision as on DVD-R....) I don't know about ought to, but I wish they would. And I bet if Simply or Acorn tried to rele...