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by bill
Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain
Replies: 197
Views: 29283

Re: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain

Relic Hunter had a particularly offensive Ireland, with Morris Minors used as Taxis in Dublin, c.2001, number plates all wrong and the Oirish warring clan a bunch of poor Man's Brian Dennehies who claimed to be the descendants of Brian Boru. The real direct desdendant of Brian Boru, king of Ireland...
by bill
Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Ripper Street
Replies: 92
Views: 14435

Re: Ripper Street

It's entertaining and atmospheric.....and I enjoy the performances of the main characters.
by bill
Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Ripper Street
Replies: 92
Views: 14435

Re: Ripper Street

:D ah, but wasn't last weeks episode excellent if fairly brutal with Ried's killing of Buckley. I just love Jerome Flynn's part as Blake. The man has charisma in bucket loads. Roll on 9pm tonight!
by bill
Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: George Cole, actor, (1925-2015)
Replies: 8
Views: 1870

Re: George Cole, actor, (1925-2015)

RIP George, thanks for the laughs.
by bill
Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Stephen 'Blakey' Lewis (one-time bus inspector)
Replies: 6
Views: 1616

Re: Stephen 'Blakey' Lewis (one-time bus inspector)

RIP Stephen. Thanks for the many laughs. Only this week I recieved my DVD of all three On the buses films. The first one made more money than Diamonds are forever in 1971!
by bill
Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Ripper Street
Replies: 92
Views: 14435

Re: Ripper Street

Haha....yes I think it might have stretched the budget a bit to actually crash two real steam trains! Enjoyed it very much though! Now to catch up on last weeks ep.
by bill
Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Protectors (ITC)
Replies: 127
Views: 18759

Re: The Protectors (ITC)

Yes, Harry is a legend....been in so many ITC shows etc.
by bill
Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Protectors (ITC)
Replies: 127
Views: 18759

Re: The Protectors (ITC)

It's been a while, but I did get to watch WAMpart 2 a while back, though thought it slightly anti-climatic! Anyway, tonight got round to seeing DRAGON CHASE - We see Harry cooking for Russian writer Nicolai Ivanov while caretaking the large country house of publisher Lock. After answering the door t...
by bill
Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:05 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Ripper Street
Replies: 92
Views: 14435

Re: Ripper Street

Very glad to see this back on BBC friday night.
by bill
Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Humans (Channel 4)
Replies: 8
Views: 2161

Re: Humans (Channel 4)

Yes, Gemma!! By the way, anyone else seen the original Swedish series??
by bill
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Adventurer
Replies: 16
Views: 3131

Re: The Adventurer

Did u enjoy the series MDK? Quite hilarious at times to see what Gene [secret agent and world famous film star] gets up to. The famous fight with collapsing curtain rail scene, and then when Gene is mobbed by screaming teenage girls in the hotel lobby! :)
by bill
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: The Bill: Volume 8 [Network]
Replies: 1
Views: 698

Re: PR: The Bill: Volume 8 [Network]

Burnside and Ted Roach, always worth watching.
by bill
Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Humans (Channel 4)
Replies: 8
Views: 2161

Re: Humans (Channel 4)

I started watching this purely because the gorgeous Gemma Chan is in it! Quite enjoying it too!
by bill
Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Val Doonican (1927-2015)
Replies: 16
Views: 2762

Re: Val Doonican (1927-2015)

Very sad. RIP Val. Waterford's Bing Crosby/Perry Como.....a fine crooner's voice and a true gentleman.
by bill
Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Patrick Macnee (1922-2015)
Replies: 14
Views: 2624

Re: Patrick Macnee (1922-2015)

So sad to hear this. He was simply wonderful as Steed. I actually watched a hilarious episode[Linda Thorson one] on true entertainment freesat earlier this evening. RIP Patrick Mcnee.
by bill
Sun May 03, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Protectors (ITC)
Replies: 127
Views: 18759

Re: The Protectors (ITC)

I was a year older! Is that the actual cable-car they used private frazer[Unterberg]? Will get round to part 2 this week!
by bill
Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Protectors (ITC)
Replies: 127
Views: 18759

Re: The Protectors (ITC)

Enjoyed WAM pt 1 of a 2 parter. Opening scenes of Alpine cable-car and a moustached man acting suspiciously. After titles stock footage of London's Trafalgar square, Bank and Hyde park corner with plenty of RT & RM buses.....then to Harry's cosy flat with a Jensen Interceptor parked outside. A man c...
by bill
Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Protectors (ITC)
Replies: 127
Views: 18759

Re: The Protectors (ITC)

Enjoyed GOODBYE GEORGE last night. Very much a Caroline episode with no sign of the other 'Protectors'. And Nyree is great in it too. Scene of a case being tossed into a Venetian canal by a long haired Paul Jones who plays Casper to start off with. After main titles nice footage of New York where Ca...
by bill
Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Protectors (ITC)
Replies: 127
Views: 18759

Re: The Protectors (ITC)

PETARD - Some familiar faces from The Persuaders! in this one such as Ralph Bates as Lee and Basil Dignam as Charles Engleton....and directed by Cyril Frankel. Ian Cuthbertson of Budgie fame steals the show as bolshie company boss Wyatt. After the main theme very misty St. Pauls Cathedral and city o...
by bill
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Protectors (ITC)
Replies: 127
Views: 18759

Re: The Protectors (ITC)

Thanks a lot for those two links Private Frazer! The Sylvia one is nicely presented...and the other one not only includes The Protectors, but good 'ol Gene himself....The Adventurer and other favourite's such as The Zoo Gang and Strange Report.
by bill
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Jackie Trent (1940-2015)
Replies: 5
Views: 1294

Re: Jackie Trent (1940-2015)

Gotta Get away always cheers me up. RIP Jackie
by bill
Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Protectors (ITC)
Replies: 127
Views: 18759

Re: The Protectors (ITC)

Saw 'Baubles, Bangles and Beads' the other night. Opening scenes at Tivoli gardens and by the waterside in a sunny Copenhagen. A lorry blocks a country lane where a jewellery robbery takes place, only one of the 'gang' makes a run with the case of jewels on his own, and is injured/shot in the proces...
by bill
Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)
Replies: 7
Views: 1724

Re: Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)

Very sad to hear this news. Been watching the original series on CBS Action the last year. It remains the best Star Trek. The characters of Spock, Kirk, McCoy etc were fantastic. I remember Leonard as Paris in 2 season's of Mission Impossible also. Rest in Peace.
by bill
Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Protectors (ITC)
Replies: 127
Views: 18759

Re: The Protectors (ITC)

Yes, it quite surprised me really, the British intelligence man was made to look like a rather nasty piece of work, along with the Soviet side. We are left wondering which side was responsible for Irene's tragic death. I enjoyed this episode despite the sad ending.
by bill
Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Protectors (ITC)
Replies: 127
Views: 18759

Re: The Protectors (ITC)

THE LAST FRONTIER - Finally, I could get back to Protector viewing last night. This one kicks off with a nice view of Salzburg and it's castle. A conference on medical science attended by top USSR delegate Irene Gayevska[Hildegard Neil]. Harry, Caroline and Paul are tasked with getting her to London...
by bill
Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Avengers - To be repeated
Replies: 90
Views: 15341

Re: The Avengers - To be repeated

Caught it on True entertainment this morning for the first time. Great to see these B&W Emma Peel classics....lots of kilts in todays ep!
by bill
Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Brian Clemens 1931 - 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3637

Re: Brian Clemens 1931 - 2015

Sad news, enjoyed so much of his work, especially on The Persuaders! RIP.
by bill
Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Gideon's Way
Replies: 16
Views: 3112

Re: Gideon's Way

Must revisit GW box-set. Top quality show and cast....John Gregson very classy lead. GW One of my earliest childhood tv memories along with The Fugitive.
by bill
Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Protectors (ITC)
Replies: 127
Views: 18759

Re: The Protectors (ITC)

Think Ive seen it, but must take another look. making slow progress on season 2
by bill
Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Protectors (ITC)
Replies: 127
Views: 18759

Re: The Protectors (ITC)

Slow progress getting through season 2 The Protectors. Watched 'FIGHTING FUND' last night. An enjoyable romp through glorious Venice. Harry is called to help solve a major art heist in the city. The culprits being the 'red army'. The Contessa and dignitaries await Harry and show him film of the robb...