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by The Wooksta!
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 16179

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

Mark Arden is the dad - he appeared in several other Young ones episodes, notably Cash, Nasty and Sick, then later London's Burning.
by The Wooksta!
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: M&W Recovery
Replies: 20
Views: 2999

Re: M&W Recovery

I'm holding out for a missing episode or two of Callan turning up - Morris hinted a while back that he'd found one of the extant episodes soe they *may* be out there.

It's fantastic news. More Eric Morecambe (not to mention Ernie Wise also) can only be a good thing.
by The Wooksta!
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Audio of missing TV, or TV with audio missing
Replies: 72
Views: 7010

Re: Missing TV Audio

Have any of the missing "Callan" episodes surfaced on audio?
by The Wooksta!
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 16179

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

Paul Darrow also did American Express and a rather interesting one for Wimpy, where he appears more in character as Avon.

Said ads can be seen on the Tube of You.
by The Wooksta!
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 16179

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

Mention of Rodney Bewes reminds me of the later Tudor Crisps adverts from the 1990s, voiced by t'other Likely Lad James Bolam.

Paul Darrow was advertising mobility scooters about ten years back, eerily prescient of his need for them now.
by The Wooksta!
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 16179

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

Mention of Angus getting his ads pulled after the coke scandal broke reminded me of Vic Reeves - who had been on the Churchill Insurance ads - being dropped after he was done for drink driving. Bob Mortimer of course remained the voice of the dog.
by The Wooksta!
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 16179

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

"Look at the quality of workmanship on that arrowhead!" Vic and Bob were advertising Cadbury's Boost in the early 90s. "Cadbury's Boost - slightly rippled with a flat underside." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNDvJyJDXro And don't forget Harry Enfield doing the Dime Bar ads either. His "Dime Bar?"...
by The Wooksta!
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Library Music"
Replies: 37
Views: 4779

Re: "Library Music"

There's an episode of "Special Branch" (I don't recall the title, but it's one of the later ones with George Sewell and this particular episodes stars Geoffrey Bayldon) that uses some of Don Harper's music from the Doctor Who story "The Invasion" . Now I was quite puzzled at the time and it's quite...
by The Wooksta!
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Library Music"
Replies: 37
Views: 4779

Re: "Library Music"

There's an episode of "Special Branch" (I don't recall the title, but it's one of the later ones with George Sewell and this particular episodes stars Geoffrey Bayldon) that uses some of Don Harper's music from the Doctor Who story "The Invasion" . Now I was quite puzzled at the time and it's quite ...
by The Wooksta!
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Unseen Recurring Characters
Replies: 46
Views: 5772

Re: Unseen Recurring Characters

Did we ever see the owner of the laundrette, Mr Opadopolis, in Eastenders?
by The Wooksta!
Mon May 14, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Unseen Recurring Characters
Replies: 46
Views: 5772

Re: Unseen Recurring Characters

Arthur's wife - 'er indoors - was oft mentioned in Minder but IIRC never seen.

Merris, Nyles' wife was always talked about in Frasier.

Sheriff Medska (sorry, I don't know the correct spelling!) in Murder She Wrote had a wife - Adele - who we never saw but who was always around the action.
by The Wooksta!
Wed May 09, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors from a programme appearing in another
Replies: 33
Views: 3984

Re: Actors from a programme appearing in another

Mention of Rudolph Walker - he was in Doctor Who: The War Games with Leslie Schofield, who also popped up in Eastenders as a regular. Not sure if they shared any screen time though.
by The Wooksta!
Mon May 07, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 30
Views: 4806

Re: It's the cops wot dunnit!

Episode 7 of the first series of Life on Mars had Ray covering up the fact that he'd accidentally killed a suspect during questioning. I'll also throw in Gene taking backhanders in an episode earlier in the series. I thing it's series 2 of Ashes to Ashes - I didn't watch it at the time due to being ...
by The Wooksta!
Mon May 07, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors from a programme appearing in another
Replies: 33
Views: 3984

Re: Actors from a programme appearing in another

Mark Eden and Derren Nesbitt in Doctor Who: Marco Polo and The Prisoner: It's Your Funeral.
by The Wooksta!
Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:03 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Fictional TV on TV - the shows that weren't
Replies: 60
Views: 7066

Re: Fictional TV on TV - the shows that weren't

How about... "Acorn Antiques" on various Victoria Wood series. Amongst others on Monty Python's Flying Circus, my favourite would have to be "Blackmail", although "The Bishop" runs it a close second. The "Time Tunnel" spoof serial "Drunk in Time" on The All New Alexei Sayle Show 2, featuring Peter C...
by The Wooksta!
Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 208621

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

Due to incompetence at BBC Miami, the scripts for the first five episodes of Series 8 have been leaked. It's possible that the first five episodes themselves are loose in the wild. Scripts and episodes were held on a server and a door had been left open, by accident or design. They were there for su...
by The Wooksta!
Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BFI: Turn of the Screw
Replies: 4
Views: 738

BFI: Turn of the Screw

The BFI are screening this Benjamin Britten opera tonight.

Now, this was apparently an Associated Rediffusion production and long thought lost. Where has it come from?
by The Wooksta!
Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Raise the Titanic
Replies: 9
Views: 1208

Re: Raise the Titanic

It was earlier than 1986 as we just got a VHS in time for the Xmas time Tyne Tees screening.

I think it's premier was in late 1983, possibly late October/early November as I saw the daytime trailers as it was half term. Sure there was a screening in 1985 around the time that the ship was found too.
by The Wooksta!
Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Burnside - The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 7
Views: 1373

Re: PR: Burnside - The Complete Series [Network]

Cool! Only saw the first episode and missed the rest. Burnside was one of my favourite characters from The Bill (even if he was really a cardboard cut out Jack Regan lite copper) so this will be high on my list.
by The Wooksta!
Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 83940

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

I honestly wasn't having a go at anyone here - I know you're all gentlemen of taste and intelligence hence you wouldn't be here - but more Who fandom at large.

No offense intended and if an apology is needed, then it is offered unreservedly.
by The Wooksta!
Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 83940

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Sorry to jump down your throat, but I'm sick of seeing various fans on forums wailing and bemoaning that the Sierra Leone with their hands in the air, decrying the loss of "their" episodes as a tragedy, when the reality is that their concerns are so utterly insignificant compared to the real tragedy...
by The Wooksta!
Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 83940

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Yes, Sierra Leone was an absolute tragedy - people getting their hands chopped off, their houses burned to the ground, raped, brutalized, murdered, their children turned into soldiers who would readily kill their parents. Yes, a tragedy. The loss of a few film prints of a 60s kids show pales into co...
by The Wooksta!
Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 83940

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Interesting comments on this week's hoo-hah: http://skerratt-media.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/doctor-who-90-episodes-recovered-or.html Over on Planet Mondas, Fonejacker's Ugandan scam artist George Agdgdgwngo got in on the act, trying to sell fandom some episodes, claiming they were from hit 1980's TV H...
by The Wooksta!
Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops 22/06/1978
Replies: 8
Views: 1667

Re: Top of the Pops 22/06/1978

I watched a fair few of the 70s ones when UK Gold screened them and IMO he never fitted in then either, let alone the 80s. I've never watched a complete 60s episode - partly because there are so few and not repeated but more because I dislike 60s music - so I've never really seen him in his natural ...
by The Wooksta!
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops 22/06/1978
Replies: 8
Views: 1667

Re: Top of the Pops 22/06/1978

I remember watching one of the 80s episodes on UK Gold some years back with Jimbo Sav and he looked so utterly out of place, especially wearing what appeared to be a curtain in amongst a load of people in hip 80s gear.
by The Wooksta!
Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 83940

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Going from the various reports and postings on other forums, these alleged prints have been shipped here to a third party. The BBC don't have them yet so their denials are perfectly legit. There's some surprising detective work going on elsewhere with people digging up some interesting yet seemingly...
by The Wooksta!
Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 83940

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

If what's been bandied about in terms of names for various series, I think this find IF - and I know it's a MASSIVE if!!! - is indeed true, then an awful lot of people are going to have huge grins on their faces, and not just the Who fans. Morecambe and Wise, Out of the Unknown (although rights issu...
by The Wooksta!
Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 83940

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Something is definitely going on though. Two threads devoted to the issue a Missing-episodes.com have been deleted with threats that any further threads will not be tolerated. If this was all rumour and nonsense, just lock them. Like others, I'll believe it when I see it and I'm hoping that there's ...
by The Wooksta!
Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Poirot
Replies: 17
Views: 2024

Re: Poirot

Slightly OT but when you've recently watched Jeeves & Wooster AND Poirot, you get stuck with a feeling they're bound to bump into each other, Bertie saying "What ho, 'ercule? I say, that was a nasty turn of events, that murdered body turning up at the Drones Club yesterday.", or something like that...
by The Wooksta!
Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Poirot
Replies: 17
Views: 2024

Re: Poirot

It's like Marple, they have all been good, but Joan Hickson is the best, by a mile. Matter of opinion. I can't abide the Joan Hickson ones as she comes across as an interfering busybody, and quite smug with it. Whereas the Geraldine McEwan ones have more of a zest for life. She seems more fun. That...