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by JWG
Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Boss Cat
Replies: 39
Views: 2953

Re: Boss Cat

Thanks,John.Interesting stuff.
I'm slightly pleased that Top Cat (the nosh) are on show in pet shops in one or two ITV sitcoms.(Father Dear Father?).Almost advertising a BBC show...
by JWG
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Boss Cat
Replies: 39
Views: 2953

Re: Boss Cat

How on earth that cartoon series could have been mistaken for a cat food commercial completely escapes me. You might as well say that the BBC shouldn't have called one of its programmes "Nationwide" in case people thought it was advertising a building society! Well, the building society WAS named a...
by JWG
Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Porridge
Replies: 15
Views: 1938

Re: Porridge

So tempted to say that it was a movable feast... I saw the second half,and correctly predicted the use of "don't let the bastards screw you done",and anticipated the Harvey Smith,though I didn't see the pineapple chunks coming. To play the main characters,you need actors who have,or can successfully...
by JWG
Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Cathy Come Home
Replies: 8
Views: 1054

Re: Cathy Come Home

I saw it the night it was first broadcast.I got the impression that Shelter was formed the next day-obviously not true!
by JWG
Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sitcom jokes that no longer work
Replies: 86
Views: 5515

Re: Sitcom jokes that no longer work

In the 2nd series of Bless This House there's an exchange about Sid's son Mike having a job you don't get paid for to which Sid replies "There's only one job you don't get paid for and the Milkmans Horse has got that" I would've thought that even in 1972 this joke was a little dated. As the only mi...
by JWG
Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Sunday in Old Money"
Replies: 14
Views: 1062

Re: "Sunday in Old Money"

Focus II wrote:My memory of Sunday morning TV in 1974: The Tyne Tees opening sequence, "Chess Masterpieces",...

All these programmes were in black and white!
And for viewers with black and white sets,the dark squares are the Black ones...
by JWG
Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: The Water Babies (1978)
Replies: 12
Views: 876

Re: The Water Babies (1978)

Bernie wrote:I worked on a Centre Play called The Water Baby in 1975. Anyone know if it still exists?

B
Yep. http://www.lostshows.com/default.aspx?search=water+baby
by JWG
Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Sunday in Old Money"
Replies: 14
Views: 1062

Re: "Sunday in Old Money"

A "blog"? A chat over the garden-wall,in old money-and you might be able to borrow a marrow.
by JWG
Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Worst Witch relaunch.
Replies: 9
Views: 848

Re: Worst Witch relaunch.

I really should have edited that one...still a chance!
Once,I watched Basil Brush,Worst Witch etc. regularly.Haven't tuned in to CITV,CBBC in years.
by JWG
Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Happy Go Lucky Discoveries.
Replies: 0
Views: 251

Happy Go Lucky Discoveries.

http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/sound-and-vision/2016/06/galton-and-simpson-earliest-recordings-of-radio-and-tv-comedy-writers-discovered.html http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/sound-and-vision/2016/06/galton-and-simpson-earliest-recordings-of-radio-and-tv-comedy-writers-discovered.html (No Ha...
by JWG
Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'A Case for Justice' (Granada, 1984)?
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: 'A Case for Justice' (Granada, 1984)?

O/T,but for another 1984 story 'Paki Basher',IMDB have no plotline and ask "Do you know what this is about?". That was the last Crown Court to be broadcast. It caused a problem when Legal TV repeated it in 2007, as Sky's EPG demanded they change the title: https://www.theguardian.com/media/2007/jan...
by JWG
Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'A Case for Justice' (Granada, 1984)?
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: 'A Case for Justice' (Granada, 1984)?

O/T,but for another 1984 story 'Paki Basher',IMDB have no plotline and ask "Do you know what this is about?".

No sign of A Case for Justice on the site,that I can see.
by JWG
Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Worst Witch relaunch.
Replies: 9
Views: 848

Re: Worst Witch relaunch.

So how come the UK release was so badly handled...?, reminds me of the days when the first "Tomorrow People" serial was released on TWO VHS tapes, that was for FIVE episodes.! Good question-could it have something to do with the way that a few shows have been run tremendous numbers of times on CBBC...
by JWG
Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Worst Witch relaunch.
Replies: 9
Views: 848

Re: Worst Witch relaunch.

Out in Australia,too,I believe. The re-launch might be quite good.It's got Wendy Craig reprising Una Stubbs' Miss Bat... In fact,here's the cast: Clare Higgins (Doctor Who; The Golden Compass; Downton Abbey) will play headteacher Miss Cackle; Raquel Cassidy (Downton Abbey; Jonathan Creek; Teachers) ...
by JWG
Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Worst Witch relaunch.
Replies: 9
Views: 848

Worst Witch relaunch.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latest ... ch-casting
Which makes the original series' release on DVD less likely,I suppose.

Not 100% sure that 'Miss Gullet' (one of the teachers) won't be re-named.
by JWG
Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Struck by lightning" (1979)
Replies: 14
Views: 973

Re: "Struck by lightning" (1979)

According to the London region TV Times it was shown from 2 April 1980 to 7 May 1980. Six episodes were shown: 2/4/1980: [Title not listed] 9/4/1980: Toot Toot Tudor Goodbye 16/4/1980: The Movie 23/4/1980: Frank Meets the Press 30/4/1980: The Maine Event 7/5/1980: [Title not listed] I don't know if...
by JWG
Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Troubleshooters/Mogul - BBC
Replies: 19
Views: 1992

Re: Troubleshooters/Mogul - BBC

Ironic that a missing episode of this is currently up for auction on eBay! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/16mm-BBC-FILM-THE-TROUBLESHOOTERS-MOGUL-SERIES-1-1965-TELERECORDING-/142060620945 It's not actually missing,worse luck.(Or do I mean "unfortunately"? http://www.lostshows.com/default.aspx?search=wil...
by JWG
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Camera script vs. final script question (1960s)
Replies: 10
Views: 744

Re: Camera script vs. final script question (1960s)

I seem to remember a discussion about whether German TV were given verbatim copies of dialogue from shows they bought-or have I got that totally wrong?
by JWG
Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network 50% off sale.
Replies: 19
Views: 2336

Re: Network 50% off sale.

Ends in an hour or so.
by JWG
Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: The Organization: The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 32
Views: 2539

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

David Boothroyd wrote:It's definitely been released because my copy arrived today.
Nice one.
Amazon still have it for pre-order,though the most recent customer comment,after a string of condemnations for the cancellation tells us that we can order direct from Network!
by JWG
Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network 50% off sale.
Replies: 19
Views: 2336

Re: Network 50% off sale.

I think that Amazon really need to stop accepting pre-orders for Biggles,Probation Officer,and any other 2099 titles.

This thread on Roobarb: http://www.zetaminor.com/roobarb/showth ... ead!/page7

might be worth a look.
by JWG
Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network 50% off sale.
Replies: 19
Views: 2336

Re: Network 50% off sale.

I'd be quite pleased if Biggles finally appeared.It's still listed at Amazon,at £44.00,where they're still taking pre-orders.Network aren't listing it themselves anymore-it was 2099 for a while,I believe.Fingers crossed for a sudden announcement! (Though they'd have to get these BBFCed,unlike The Or...
by JWG
Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network 50% off sale.
Replies: 19
Views: 2336

Re: Network 50% off sale.

Brian F wrote:I think that people had trouble at the start and didn't go back so they extended.
It seems to have been the same pattern for each sale over the past couple of years!
by JWG
Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: The Organization: The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 32
Views: 2539

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

It was announced in February 2015 for a date a few months later,then shifted to August,then October,then,apparently 2099. The next we heard of it was that it's out,this week. But the 2099, bit, that's Amazon-speak for we don't know, isn't it? Plenty of releases shift hither and thither, don't they?...
by JWG
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: The Organization: The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 32
Views: 2539

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

It was announced in February 2015 for a date a few months later,then shifted to August,then October,then,apparently 2099.
The next we heard of it was that it's out,this week.
by JWG
Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: The Organization: The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 32
Views: 2539

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

Apparently,they've started shipping The Organization.
by JWG
Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network 50% off sale.
Replies: 19
Views: 2336

Re: Network 50% off sale.

Sale now ends 23:59 Monday,with Freemantle titles added.
by JWG
Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: The Organization: The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 32
Views: 2539

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

It's "available to order now exclusively from Network" (my italics), which doesn't discount the possibility of it being available elsewhere later. It could well be,Simon,though I believe that the Network price is cheaper. I'm confused by this release.Was it announced a while ago,put on hold,then an...
by JWG
Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: The Organization: The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 32
Views: 2539

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

Aaron76 wrote:Available to buy now from the Network website
As an exclusive,apparently,which makes the Amazon pre-orders look a bit silly. http://networkonair.com/shop/2172-organ ... 31846.html