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by IndigoTucker
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Same Actor, Same Character, Different Show
Replies: 23
Views: 3368

Re: Same Actor, Same Character, Different Show

Tim Scrafton wrote: Robert Hardy numerous times (6?) as Winston Churchill.
He also played him in a West End musical!
by IndigoTucker
Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Bugs
Replies: 12
Views: 2396

Re: Bugs

A downer yes, but we do at least know who was in the front of the car.
by IndigoTucker
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BFI to digitize more TV shows...
Replies: 14
Views: 2837

Re: BFI to digitize more TV shows...

I can't quite understand what the article refers to. Surely the Granada (shangalang) and Basil Brush (BBC) have been copied to D3 / Digibeta already? The BBC 2 inches have been copied, but what about the 1 inch? Are there still loads of uncopied 80s tapes? Are they transferring the old digital trans...
by IndigoTucker
Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: "Closed captions" vs "subtitles"
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Re: "Closed captions" vs "subtitles"

They are two different systems. Closed Captions are a specific system that puts encoded text, like Oracle and Ceefax, on hidden lines, but only carries the writing rather than news/sport like teletext.. It can then be decoded by a box or suitable tv. DVDs, with CC data on it, can output the hidden l...
by IndigoTucker
Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: 17:9 (The Coroner)
Replies: 8
Views: 1730

Re: 17:9 (The Coroner)

The cinematography on The Coroner is stunning btw. Totally above wha you expect for an afternoon drama.
by IndigoTucker
Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: 16mm vs. 35mm inserts
Replies: 68
Views: 9926

Re: 16mm vs. 35mm inserts

Could the OB units used for inserts not be 'written off' financially in a way, as they were made in the downtime for the vans in between weekend sport and religious broadcasts.
by IndigoTucker
Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: SPACE 1999 YEAR 2 BLURAY - ON THE WAY?
Replies: 69
Views: 9352

Re: SPACE 1999 YEAR 2 BLURAY - ON THE WAY?

Which reduces the likelihood that Network will go to the effort of restoring future releases on Bluray.
by IndigoTucker
Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Footage specially filmed/added for TV presentations of films
Replies: 13
Views: 2376

Re: Footage specially filmed/added for TV presentations of f

The Bluray of The Towering Inferno includes 40 minutes of additional footage shot for the tv presentation to extend the slot. They are presented in 4:3 as a bonus feature. The Towering Inferno scenes were shot at the same time as the film and then cut..me fore being reinstated for tv. They do actua...
by IndigoTucker
Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Recommendations for a good series?
Replies: 50
Views: 6266

Re: Recommendations for a good series?

There's a decent serial hiding deep in Clayhanger. Very deep.
"An architect?, an architect??" - repeat ad nauseum.
by IndigoTucker
Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: The House That Jack Built: The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 30
Views: 3889

Re: PR: The House That Jack Built: The Complete Series [Netw

This was crucified on transmission.... It really was that bad!! I just can't understand the logic!
by IndigoTucker
Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Marvin Hamlisch interview
Replies: 12
Views: 1960

Re: Marvin Hamlisch interview

It would have been 83, when Hamlisch was at the National Theatre writing the disastrous musical Jean Seberg.
by IndigoTucker
Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Boardroom dramas
Replies: 46
Views: 6793

Re: Boardroom dramas

Quick thought... the YTV adaption of South Riding had a large focus on the machinations of the councillors of the area - somewhat similar to a boardroom?
by IndigoTucker
Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Boardroom dramas
Replies: 46
Views: 6793

Re: Boardrom dramas

Crossroads in the late 70s/early 80s often descended to a boardroom drama consisting of squabbles about shares and so on
by IndigoTucker
Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Early BBC television broadcasts
Replies: 21
Views: 3438

Re: Early BBC television broadcasts

I was surprised to a discover a few years ago of the pre Ally-Pally BBC TV service. It used Baird's 28 line spinning disc system, and was viewed by the famous Televisor you often see crop up on TV shows. Broadcasting House had a TV studio for several years, and the broadcasts used the national BBC r...
by IndigoTucker
Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: London to Brighton in four minutes
Replies: 28
Views: 3443

Re: London to Brighton in four minutes

Well I never, you're right! The rhythm and melody are part of a track called Hit It.
by IndigoTucker
Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ghostwatch Documentary
Replies: 25
Views: 4027

Re: Ghostwatch Documentary

I think you need to look at the BBC of the time to see why there was such a reaction. By 1992, technology had allowed portable VT and OBs to become ubiquitous. Outside broadcasts on video were EVERYWHERE in the early 1990s, in every kind of BBC show, like Noel's House Party, Pebble Mill, Open Air, T...
by IndigoTucker
Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: An Audience With Les Dawson that never was!
Replies: 36
Views: 6153

Re: An Audience With Les Dawson that never was!

From what I understand it was almost like his ghost appearing on TV. Les himself was supposedly disturbed by the ghost of Sid James at the Sunderland theatre where he died in 1976. Les was apparantly so distraught by the experience he never returned to the theatre and told Barbara Windsor never to ...