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by TonyCurrie
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Library Music"
Replies: 37
Views: 3098

Re: "Library Music"

Hopefully this thread can keep running as a general resource for people wanting to know the details of library music from classic TV shows. I'm currently trying to track down the theme from the 1968/9 Australian series Woobinda, Animal Doctor. It has a very Syd Dale sound about it, and would love t...
by TonyCurrie
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Crossovers?
Replies: 47
Views: 3722

Re: Crossovers?

Charlie Endell (as played by Iain Cuthbertson) from 'Budgie' appeared in his own spinoff 'Charles Endell Esquire'. Elisabeth Sladen played Sarah Jane Smith in 'Dr Who' then 'K9 and Company' and then 'The Sarah Jane Adventures'. And then there are characters who skip between Casualty and Holby City....
by TonyCurrie
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: "Tommorow's World- Live:For One Night Only"
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Re: "Tommorow's World- Live:For One Night Only"

Came from Scotland ( perhaps the Beeb can't afford Television Centre now!) The only free studio there is in use on Thursday nights for Graham Norton. Though I'd have thought if they had have done it there they wouldn't have been able to do the self driving car and the jet pack demonstrations, at le...
by TonyCurrie
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: TV Years (New Mag)
Replies: 38
Views: 3166

Re: TV Years (New Mag)

Well, since nobody else has said it, let me say that this is a brilliant piece of work. Highly readable, compelling contect, absolutely brilliant graphic and visual design, and adverts confined to back covers so no interruptions. (Probably not intended that way of course...) It's one of the most enj...
by TonyCurrie
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: tvlife (magazine 1974)
Replies: 11
Views: 1082

Re: tvlife (magazine 1974)

The ATV Yearbook 1974-75 tells us a little more - AN UNFORTUNATE victim of the economic depression has been our sister magazine tvlife . Publication of this highly popular monthly has had to be suspended beacuse of ever-mounting costs of production combined with a shortfall of advertising. "Highly ...
by TonyCurrie
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Liz Fraser (1930-2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: Liz Fraser (1930-2018)

I recall being very smitten by Elizabeth Fraser when I was around six years old. And justifiably because she was a wonderful actor with a brilliant sense of comedy timing. And she was very attractive as well. I am greatly saddened by her death.
by TonyCurrie
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Closedown, Late Call, Reflections and all that sort of thing
Replies: 30
Views: 2154

Re: Closedown, Late Call, Reflections and all that sort of t

"Late Call" persisted for a very long time and was modestly popular because it wasn't scheduled at closedown but usually before the late movie and therefore provided a useful break to make the tea and late night snack!! Of course seven "Late Calls" equalled 35 minutes of local content and that was u...
by TonyCurrie
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Killed Off!
Replies: 47
Views: 3423

Re: Killed Off!

ian b wrote:Apart from Rosalyn's post of the 12th July you mean? And the couple of comments from others that ensued...
I was away that day.... ;)
by TonyCurrie
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Killed Off!
Replies: 47
Views: 3423

Re: Killed Off!

Just noticed that nobody has mentioned Marty Hopkirk!!!
by TonyCurrie
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: TV Years (New Mag)
Replies: 38
Views: 3166

Re: TV Years (New Mag)

It has the potential to be a brilliant magazine. Great team, great ideas. Fingers crossed!
by TonyCurrie
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Library Music"
Replies: 37
Views: 3098

Re: "Library Music"

I've released a few compilations of Library music on CD over the years on the Recur label and more recently as downloads/Spotify on the Lounge Music label; and my friend Steven Wills has compiled a plethora of excellent releases in aid of both Winchester Hospital Radio and more recently Chichester H...
by TonyCurrie
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Armchair Theatre query - re Didsbury to Teddington
Replies: 27
Views: 1595

Re: Armchair Theatre query - re Didsbury to Teddington

oh, and as for using VT for the Teddington stuff - possibly the original reason was the (at the time) absence of BT circuits from Teddington into the rest of the ITV Network. Apologies if I'm being dim, but what's the significance of that? Does it mean that from Teddington ABC could transmit only t...
by TonyCurrie
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Armchair Theatre query - re Didsbury to Teddington
Replies: 27
Views: 1595

Re: Armchair Theatre query - re Didsbury to Teddington

Much earlier, Towers was one of the first indie radio producers, making a variety of series for syndication to stations mostly in the British Empire, some sponsored by the Daily Mail. What happened to him .... well, I've often thought of cobbling together a book about the man, because Wikipedia says...
by TonyCurrie
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Northern Lights - BBC1 1969
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Re: The Northern Lights - BBC1 1969

Thanks for the heads up - I'd overlooked that. Will be tuned in on Friday.
by TonyCurrie
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Television now.
Replies: 15
Views: 1236

Re: Television now.

As you're all intent on showing off that you can use the f-word in postings, can I point out that mostly Mrs Brown uses the Irish word 'feck' which comes from the Scots and late Middle English word effeck (from which come the words efficacy, effect). The word has no sexual connotations and is in gen...
by TonyCurrie
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Killed Off!
Replies: 47
Views: 3423

Re: Killed Off!

In Episode 1, Part 1 of TAKE THE HIGH ROAD, Dougal's wife was killed off, giving the actress who played her - an old school friend of mine, as it happens, - one of the shortest soap careers in television history!
by TonyCurrie
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Killed Off!
Replies: 47
Views: 3423

Re: Killed Off!

Martha Longhurst being found dead in her seat in The snug of The Rovers Return in 1964 in the first soap characters death I can remember. Was this the first example of a soap character being killed off on British TV? It was certainly Coronation Street's first. ...and IIRC the first example of rolli...
by TonyCurrie
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Killed Off!
Replies: 47
Views: 3423

Re: Killed Off!

Yes - P.C. Bob Penny in "Dixon of Dock Green" was spectacularly killed off, in - IIRC - 1959. So memorable that I didn't need to look it up - I remember it.
by TonyCurrie
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: The Right Hand Corner White Square.
Replies: 10
Views: 1442

Re: The Right Hand Corner White Square.

The original reason for having cue dots was that - especially on live programmes - the contractor's control rooms required sufficient warning of an imminent commercial break to stand-by and then roll the telecine machine that played out the commercials. Som a one-minute standby and then the dot woul...
by TonyCurrie
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: CHROMAKEY: THE MAGAZINE OF GENRE TELEVISION
Replies: 41
Views: 3746

Re: CHROMAKEY: THE MAGAZINE OF GENRE TELEVISION

If a print magazine wants engaging features written by professionals, it ought to be prepared to pay the going rate. That's not a going rate, it's either a sick joke or an insult to journalists. Avoid this magazine like the plague.
by TonyCurrie
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Something former Radio Luxembourg fans can help with.
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Re: Something former Radio Luxembourg fans can help with.

Why does the picture show a bog standard UK mobile phone mast? The Luxembourg masts looked nothing at all like that.
by TonyCurrie
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Fictional TV on TV - the shows that weren't
Replies: 60
Views: 4571

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

I recollect an episode of "The Lucy Show" in which Lucy and Vivian (Vance) somehow got themselves into the audience of the fictional US pop show "Ringding"
by TonyCurrie
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Different Start and End Themes
Replies: 35
Views: 2125

Re: Different Start and End Themes

Compact
Emergency Ward 10
by TonyCurrie
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Lena Zavaroni
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: Lena Zavaroni

Well, so do I. She was a dear friend and I and others did everything we possibly could to help her. Although there were undoubtedly some issues surrounding the young age she started in showbiz that didn't help, she suffered from anorexia and might possibly have suffered even if she had remained unkn...
by TonyCurrie
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The African Waltz - was it a TV theme?
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Re: The African Waltz - was it a TV theme?

No, it was none of these. Certainly neither test card nor schools countdown.
Radio theme IIRC
by TonyCurrie
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC/ITV
Replies: 41
Views: 2758

Re: BBC/ITV

Hancock's Half Hour started on BBC radio (both Home Service and Light Programme) and for some time was also on BBC Television (but radio episodes continued to be made). Then the 'Half Hour' was dropped and Hancock moved to ITV.
by TonyCurrie
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV regions question
Replies: 39
Views: 2081

Re: ITV regions question

ATV transmitted on ch12H from Membury. The area was served by Southern Tv from Hannngton on UHF. On VHF in South Wales viewers had the option of either Welsh or English programmes of the BBC and HTV, the latter giving a general service of English language Wales and West programmes. Only the Welsh s...
by TonyCurrie
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shows you thought were from different countries
Replies: 27
Views: 1992

Re: Shows you thought were from different countries

A lot of people mistake Avengers as ITC. Interestingly, the later US distributor was American International Pictures' TV arm AIP-TV, who also distributed another non-ITC UK film series, StarMaidens. Star Maidens was one of television's great oddballs - it was made by Portman Productions, but there ...
by TonyCurrie
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: William G Stewart (1935-2017)
Replies: 8
Views: 782

Re: William G Stewart (1935-2017)

Bill was a chum of many years' standing. For a lengthy period we attended the Edinburgh Television festival together and always arranged to meet in the bar of the George Hotel as early as was decently possible for our first champagne of the weekend. Indeed one year I seem to recall for four days we ...
by TonyCurrie
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TSW's "alternative" schedule
Replies: 46
Views: 2574

Re: TSW's "alternative" schedule

Didn't think they had that power. (Could be another bit of mythology that's escaped onto the internet of course.) The IBA was the broadcaster legally, and all schedules at all times had to have IBA approval. The IBA had the absolute right to ban a programme, or demand it be transmitted in a differe...