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by Michael
Wed May 27, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Future of BBC Four
Replies: 9
Views: 1014

Re: Future of BBC Four

The fate of BBC4 was something I've been wondering about of late too, after recent talk of BBC3 being made into a proper channel again.
by Michael
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: New format
Replies: 36
Views: 3011

Re: New format

gallifreyan wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:31 pm
Just bookmark search.php?search_id=newposts :)
Thanks, but I was talking from a software design perspective.
by Michael
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: New format
Replies: 36
Views: 3011

Re: New format

If you're logged in, click on "Quick Links" in the top left-hand corner of the screen and it gives you a menu which includes "New Posts" and several other useful links. Thanks, that works fine. New site looks nice and fresh. Now that it takes two clicks instead of one to see new posts, I'm not sure...
by Michael
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: New Quatermass
Replies: 12
Views: 1899

Re: New Quatermass

There seems to be two versions of this floating about. Free Thinking clocking in at 47:59 and Arts & Ideas running to 55:36. Not sure what the difference is exactly.
by Michael
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 234
Views: 22257

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

They're also showing The Blue Parrot on Friday, the 12th of October. Though not a Hammer film, it stars Jacqueline Hill from some ten years prior to her more famous television role in you-know-Who.
by Michael
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: THRILLER (You’ve got to love it).
Replies: 23
Views: 2295

Re: THRILLER (You’ve got to love it).

Postby fatcat » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:02 pm I think there was far too much Brian Clemens in Thriller and the Avengers too and (with his mate Terry Nation) his often rather annoying contempt for the audience in which he would rather recycle himself than give another writer a chance. Something that's a...
by Michael
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Television now.
Replies: 15
Views: 1239

Re: Television now.

Swearing on television these days seems to be done more as a badge of credibility. Look at Westworld . The swearing in that always seems so forced to me. It's as if they have a minimum quota of F's that have to be fitted into each episode. Some of the cast do it so badly too, overemphasising the exp...
by Michael
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network's 'Forgotten TV Drama' range
Replies: 58
Views: 6791

Re: Network's 'Forgotten TV Drama' range

I pre-ordered Vols 1 + 2 of the new "Armchair Theatre Archive" series, and although Vol 2 has turned up, Vol 1 was not in the package. Do I need to be worried, or has Vol 2 come out ahead of Vol 1 ....? Hi, Stephen. Looking over at Roobarb's Forum, it seems you are not the only one. See here... htt...
by Michael
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shoestring Series 2
Replies: 44
Views: 5144

Re: Shoestring Series 2

Anyone received this from Network yet? i ordered mine Monday evening and it was apparently posted Tuesday but no sign of it yet. And Terrahawks 3, ordered afterwards in the sale, has just arrived. I had a similar problem when I ordered The Crunch and Other Stories a few weeks back. It didn't show u...
by Michael
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 56525

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

brigham wrote:It's perfectly normal for film at 25fps to be edited into interlaced video.
You're right. If they can do it with film sequences then it should be the same process with animation.
by Michael
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 56525

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Shush! Don’t let technical knowledge get in the way of conspiratorial ignorance... Actually, it might still be a valid concern. If the "live" footage is at 50 frames then wouldn't it follow that the animation being spliced into it would also have to be? I don't really know how modern animation tech...
by Michael
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Classic Hammer Thrillers
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Re: Classic Hammer Thrillers

I'd say Cash on Demand is the pick of that bunch - cracking little thriller with Peter Cushing and Andre Morel. The Snorkel is quite a clever murder mystery, too. All three films are worth a shot - Hammer's non-Horror b-movie output of the late 50's/early 60s really was a class above most other sup...
by Michael
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Classic Hammer Thrillers
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Re: Classic Hammer Thrillers

I loved Blackstar. I used to feel like a child in a toy shop whenever I was browsing their site. My pre-order is with Zavvi too. EDIT: Someone on Roobarb's Forum has posted that Indicator/Powerhouse are planning four volumes in total. That's excellent news, especially if the sets all have a similar ...
by Michael
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Salem's Lot (Tobe Hooper) Blu-ray (UK Release)
Replies: 0
Views: 236

Salem's Lot (Tobe Hooper) Blu-ray (UK Release)

This has just been passed by the BBFC so I expect a UK Blu-ray release is on the cards. Hopefully in episodic form rather than the spliced US version.
by Michael
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Classic Hammer Thrillers
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Classic Hammer Thrillers

I've noticed that over the last two days Powerhouse Films have had the three following films passed by the BBFC: Cash on Demand (15/11/17) Never Take Sweets from a Stranger (15/11/17) The Snorkel (20/11/17) Despite the differing release dates, the fact that these are coming from Powerhouse Films mak...
by Michael
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Freemantle-Network deal.
Replies: 20
Views: 3166

Re: Freemantle-Network deal.

Stumbled on this last night. It looks like Network have their own Marketplace area on Amazon called Timewarp Media. Anyway, they're selling the new Blu-ray of The World at War for £30 even though it's £59 on their own site. For anyone who's interested: The World at War Blu-ray sold by Timewarp Media
by Michael
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network Summer Sale (June 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 993

Re: Network Summer Sale (June 2017)

I think their site may have actually crashed rather than just being slow. I was browsing their titles and it was slow and then it stopped responding completely (with error 502). Has anyone been able to see anything on there in the last couple of hours? I've seen the sale performance issues in the pa...
by Michael
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: New agreement between Network and the BBC
Replies: 55
Views: 7391

Re: New agreement between Network and the BBC

Mickey wrote:I love you, Michael. Have a cookie. ;)

Although you'll have to give it back if the release ends up getting delayed!
I'm on a diet but thanks anyway.

Even if it did get delayed, I could live with that. I'm just glad it's finally on the radar at all.
by Michael
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: New agreement between Network and the BBC
Replies: 55
Views: 7391

Re: New agreement between Network and the BBC

It's been nearly a year since Network made the announcement about this BBC deal and at last Rockliffe's Babies looks set to appear. Amazon have it listed for for a May release.
by Michael
Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Power of the Daleks
Replies: 84
Views: 6714

Re: Power of the Daleks

Apparently, the Power animation is also getting a Blu-ray release in February which will include a colour version.
by Michael
Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: West Skerra Light - BBC Scotland on Halloween
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: West Skerra Light - BBC Scotland on Halloween

It was a nice mix of comedy and atmosphere, never taking itself too seriously but never descending into cheap laughs. Really enjoyed it - especially the little nods to other classic horror movies.
by Michael
Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The 1980s and classic theme tunes
Replies: 28
Views: 1934

Re: The 1980s and classic theme tunes

I remember being very fond of the theme to Bird of Prey, the Richard Griffiths series. Others I remember standing out were Poirot, Wexford and Jeeves and Wooster (was that the eighties?) and of course, Hill Street Blues.
by Michael
Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Power of the Daleks
Replies: 84
Views: 6714

Re: Power of the Daleks

I'm anticipating this with a mixture of excitement and dread. I just hope it has been done with some competence and is not a bunch of legless figures standing still with their eyes darting back and forth. I would like it to in some way live up to the tremendous soundtrack. I guess we shall see. I'm...
by Michael
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Brothers on DVD
Replies: 11
Views: 1454

Re: The Brothers on DVD

More good news on The Brothers front:

Series three in November and series four hot on its heels in January.

Hopefully, the rest of the series will continue at this pace.
by Michael
Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Power of the Daleks
Replies: 84
Views: 6714

Re: Power of the Daleks

No, it's an animated version (unfortunately). The BBC Store will be making episode one available for download on the 50th anniversary of its original broadcast and then each remaining episode on the following days.
by Michael
Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Freemantle-Network deal.
Replies: 20
Views: 3166

Re: Freemantle-Network deal.

Hopefully, they'll do a blu-ray release of World at War in the correct aspect ratio. Yes,the ratio problem with last release was very annoying, which Is why I didn't bother with it, so a decent set would be very welcome at last. ...and they've gone and done it!!! Blu-ray Version DVD Version Thank y...
by Michael
Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TV stories set in Scotland
Replies: 30
Views: 1506

Re: TV stories set in Scotland

Sutherland's Law