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by The Black Nun
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shows ruined by revival/comeback
Replies: 80
Views: 9649

Re: Shows ruined by revival/comeback

"Shows ruined by revival/comeback"

DR WHO.
by The Black Nun
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sherlock Holmes
Replies: 231
Views: 24027

Re: Sherlock Holmes

I've noticed the versions of Brett shown on ITV Hub are not the dvd versions but the HD rescans, although ITV Hub is limited to 540p resolution (but they still look better than the dvds). On Britbox US they are in 720p but ruined by noise reduction. The blurays are HD of course but they slowed them ...
by The Black Nun
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Britbox - UK version
Replies: 35
Views: 5970

Re: Britbox - UK version

I tend to find more interesting things on Iplayer's "From The Archive" section. For instance they just put up series 6 onwards of Silent Witness.
by The Black Nun
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 79809

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

It was completely normal until recently for actors to tease each other and play practical jokes during a production. It wasn't sexist because it applied equally to men and women. Nobody cared because people were grown ups then and not coddled children. God save us from the virtue signalling snowflak...
by The Black Nun
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shows ruined by revival/comeback
Replies: 80
Views: 9649

Re: Shows ruined by revival/comeback

DOCTOR WHO.

I thought it was fucking awful in 2005 and the passage of 14 years has only strengthened that opinion. For a laugh I watched an episode of the latest series. Still badly written but now packed with obligatory box-ticking and politically correctness. Just awful beyond words.
by The Black Nun
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Bowie recovery after digitisation disaster
Replies: 13
Views: 2318

Re: Bowie recovery after digitisation disaster

Reminds me of how HTV's The Georgian House, King Of The Castle and Sky were sent for transfer and they couldn't get a good playback of some episodes and so threw the tapes away. They probably just needed a good bake and they'd have been okay. What a waste.
by The Black Nun
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Backing up DVDs to Hard Drive
Replies: 14
Views: 2820

Re: Backing up DVDs to Hard Drive

With hard drives having such high capacity now there is less need to reencode dvds to mp4. I rewrap the contents to mkv files which allows you to keep chapter points and everything else that is on the disc but ditch the annoying menus. You can use XMedia Recode to convert dvds to mkvs without reenco...
by The Black Nun
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Hitchhikers" ( TV blu-ray/DVD)
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Re: "Hitchhikers" ( TV blu-ray/DVD)

"Upscaled". Totally and completely utterly pointless. Why not also release a black and white version and one with permanent subtitles burned in? My dvd player can do that too but I may as well pay the BBC to do it for me. Some people really are mugs.
by The Black Nun
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Catweazle
Replies: 3
Views: 966

Re: Catweazle

The dvds were mastered from interpositive prints it says in the booklet. I would sure love to have it in HD.
by The Black Nun
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Play for Today on Amazon Prime
Replies: 7
Views: 1893

Re: Play for Today on Amazon Prime

There's 21 PFTs on Itunes, including some not in that list.
by The Black Nun
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shoestring Series 2
Replies: 44
Views: 6962

Re: Shoestring Series 2

The sound has been out of synch on every dvd Network have ever released, except a few recent ones. For all old Network releases, delay the audio by 80ms in VLC player.
by The Black Nun
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shoestring Series 2
Replies: 44
Views: 6962

Re: Shoestring Series 2

Does anyone know if they've reinstated the cut music piece from series 1?

For that matter do we know if any music has been changed in series 2?
by The Black Nun
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 79809

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

The original Shada video footage will have to be deinterlaced and slowed down to 24fps for bluray. That's going to look quite horrible.
by The Black Nun
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Adam Adamant" audio find
Replies: 47
Views: 4710

Re: "Adam Adamant" audio find

I sometimes think that when organisations say that things have been "recovered", what they are actually saying is that the item in question has gone from being in the hands of one small group of people to being in the hands of a different small group of people.
by The Black Nun
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Thriller: the Lost Scenes
Replies: 17
Views: 2477

Re: Thriller: the Lost Scenes

Fascinating to see these. Regarding the US titles, they weren't created until after the original US run of the series, so I'm assuming the original US run had the fish eye titles, albeit with the title MENACE rather than THRILLER? This long standing mystery seems to have been solved with the appear...
by The Black Nun
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shoestring Series 2
Replies: 44
Views: 6962

Re: Shoestring Series 2

I tried to order it from the network site but it won't let me add it to my basket. What gives? Don't they do pre orders or something??
by The Black Nun
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 79809

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

I've never seen Marco Polo but I thought the audio was riveting and well and truly worthy of the label classic. I never liked the Hartnel space stories, he seemed ill at ease with them and much more in his element with the historicals. Aside from the first Daleks story and the Master Plan, most of t...
by The Black Nun
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 79809

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Shada would be at the very bottom of my list of things to animate. Also, there's no original audio so this would be a complete remount not a reconstruction. I can't say POTD did much for me but if you're going to animate something make it a great lost classic like Evil Of the Daleks or Marco Polo or...
by The Black Nun
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shoestring Series 2
Replies: 44
Views: 6962

Re: Shoestring Series 2

At last! Aside from Whodunnit series 5 I haven't bought anything from Network in four years, so this is most encouraging. I hope they get their hands on more BBC stuff in future.
by The Black Nun
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Thriller: the Lost Scenes
Replies: 17
Views: 2477

Re: Thriller: the Lost Scenes

I think the two edits were done simultaneously because the US versions had more ad breaks and so had different music and vision in the moments leading up to these. If they'd just done the US edit first and then somehow trimeed it down for the UK then you would expect the same music to be carried ove...
by The Black Nun
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Thriller: the Lost Scenes
Replies: 17
Views: 2477

Re: Thriller: the Lost Scenes

Fascinating to see these. Regarding the US titles, they weren't created until after the original US run of the series, so I'm assuming the original US run had the fish eye titles, albeit with the title MENACE rather than THRILLER? Can anyone elaborate on the extras contained on the Australian box s...
by The Black Nun
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Thriller: the Lost Scenes
Replies: 17
Views: 2477

Re: Thriller: the Lost Scenes

As it's such a classic, perhaps Network could do one of their stand-alone releases with a new documentary ( albeit without the main man, Brian Clemens of course) and include the scenes as an extra, I'm sure there would be a lot of interest. Well if they want to do something with them I'm more than ...
by The Black Nun
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Thriller: the Lost Scenes
Replies: 17
Views: 2477

Thriller: the Lost Scenes

About ten years ago I managed to acquire a lot of scenes deleted from the UK broadcasts of Thriller. These are from earlier edits which aired first in the US and had about 5 minutes of extra material per episode. Note that these are not title sequences but actual scenes and lines removed from the ve...
by The Black Nun
Mon May 29, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC Store to close
Replies: 13
Views: 2690

Re: BBC Store to close

Until you claim your refund, you can stream on the BBC Store until Nov 1st and on Iplayer until June 1st. Anything you downloaded you can still watch for an indefinite period after your refund until a change of operating system eventually breaks the app (that is unless they have some surreptitious w...
by The Black Nun
Tue May 23, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC Store to close
Replies: 13
Views: 2690

Re: BBC Store to close

Actually they're saying now the Store is only under review and there's no plans to do streaming:

http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/news/bbcw ... 45.article
by The Black Nun
Mon May 22, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC Store to close
Replies: 13
Views: 2690

Re: BBC Store to close

It was like watching a car crash in slow motion. I'm sorry to see it go though because I got to see some things I never would have otherwise. Download your purchases now. If you bought a lot of stuff then authorise an external drive and download them to that.
by The Black Nun
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: New agreement between Network and the BBC
Replies: 55
Views: 9605

Re: New agreement between Network and the BBC

Never mind all those other titles, we want SHOESTRING and THE GOODIES! Now!
by The Black Nun
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 79809

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

I can honestly say I will never watch POTD again. I'm glad I bought it, it was nice to see. But it's not real Dr Who.
by The Black Nun
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1990 (1977) on DVD
Replies: 5
Views: 1377

Re: 1990 (1977) on DVD

That's good to hear. Makes me a lot more comfortable about buying it. Can't wait!
by The Black Nun
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Pete And Dud The Lost Sketches
Replies: 13
Views: 1719

Pete And Dud The Lost Sketches

On channel 4 the other day. Some of this stuff was in the Peter Cook special last month but some of it I've not seen before. Pity they cropped it all for widescreen.