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by Simon Winters
Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Last Invasion 1960s Southern TV.
Replies: 11
Views: 2143

Re: The Last Invasion 1960s Southern TV.

Just to add, the b/w Freewheelers material plus a few more more b/w Southern clips from Mike W were known about by Kal and others way back in the 1990s. What was discovered and logged about 4 years ago at Wessex was the complete set of Mike's film inserts and full programmes, which included these pl...
by Simon Winters
Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Last Invasion 1960s Southern TV.
Replies: 11
Views: 2143

Re: The Last Invasion 1960s Southern TV.

The Last Invasion, b/w Freewheelers and the rest of this b/w Southern Mike Wormersley collection at Wessex was located there by me about 4 years ago, and the BFI and Kaleidoscope aquired most of it on dvd around that time. Some of it has been shown at Kaleidoscope events. I think a list was publishe...
by Simon Winters
Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Oscar Puffin 1963-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1732

Re: Oscar Puffin 1963-2013

Robin, you should have actually read what I said before attempting to correct me - I said still running on it's terrestrial channel. I am aware that CBBC is a new terrestial channel. When Blue Peter left it's original terrestial channel, that left Oscar as the longest still running on it's original ...
by Simon Winters
Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Oscar Puffin 1963-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1732

Re: Oscar Puffin 1963-2013

Yes, should have said longest childrens' tv programme still running on it's original terrestial tv channel, after BBC1 dropped Plue Peter.
by Simon Winters
Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Oscar Puffin 1963-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1732

Oscar Puffin 1963-2013

Yesterday was the final broadcast of the longest-running childrens' programme on British tv - Puffin's pla(i)ce. Since ITV bought CTV a year ago, this was on the cards. Oscar made it to his 50th anniversary earlier this year, but was closed down without fuss yesterday. He is to be replaced by an ani...
by Simon Winters
Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Returned
Replies: 6
Views: 1462

Re: The Returned

Very well made, I thought. Very high quality. Also, very refreshing to see a drama where the production company dosen't have to begin by creating the usual collection of gay, ethnic minority and disabled characters and is then tasked with building the story around them - as happens with virtually al...
by Simon Winters
Mon May 13, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV to Channel 4 transfers
Replies: 21
Views: 2816

Re: ITV to Channel 4 transfers

Out of Town went to Channel 4, under the new name Old Country and now produced by an independent producer. Several Southern programmes were repeated on Channel 4, including Worzel Gummidge, Going Out, one or two Glyndebourne operas, and Sea War (which was a b/w Southern documentary series).
by Simon Winters
Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Thames programme at a weekend
Replies: 37
Views: 5715

Re: Thames programme at a weekend

In the eighties I was fascinated by the idea of Thames programmes at the weekend and always looked out for it. It happened occasionally. LWT did repeat the major Thames documentary about Torvill & Dean at peak-time on a saturday night, complete with Thames front ident, which was pretty much the only...