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by rachel leah
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Morgan's Boy 1984
Replies: 11
Views: 1423

Re: Morgan's Boy 1984

I am shocked. I had no idea. All the main characters in this are over 16. That's a shame but understandable.
by rachel leah
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Morgan's Boy 1984
Replies: 11
Views: 1423

Morgan's Boy 1984

I have enjoyed seeing this on a popular viewing site. I really love this type of drama. It captures the atmosphere of the time so well and I now realise it never got released on video or DVD probably because of the 80's music. It resonated with the miner's strike that was going on at the time. I was...
by rachel leah
Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: British Musicals of the 1930s 6 [Network]
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Re: PR: British Musicals of the 1930s 6 [Network]

Thank you for telling me that this was released. Due to this forum, I bought it specially for the Joseph Schmidt "Star fell from Heaven" film. He and Mario Lanza are my favourite opera singers. The film itself is awful. I only bought it for the performances as they were all sung live, not lip synche...
by rachel leah
Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Gareth Thomas
Replies: 8
Views: 1295

Re: Gareth Thomas

It feels too early and depressing for all my childhood characters to die.

I would be curious to see Morgan's Boy, the play that he is said to be the most proud of.
by rachel leah
Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: How to Send an Email in 1984
Replies: 5
Views: 889

How to Send an Email in 1984

I don't remember this ITV program where they showed an early version of email and internet in 1984. It's an interesting clip and I particularly like the 1984 dial up modem. It's amazing how advanced BBC computers were trying to be back then. Just thought it would interest others here. http://sploid....
by rachel leah
Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Trying to identify 1970's series about the economy.
Replies: 8
Views: 1063

Re: Trying to identify 1970's series about the economy.

A very brief clip from one of his programmes, talking about the housing boom, appeared in last night's Back in Time for the Weekend . ~iw I looked up "Back in Time for the Weekend" on youtube as a result of this. The over simplicity and stereotyping of the 50's was very disappointing. After hearing...
by rachel leah
Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Screen Legends
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Re: Screen Legends

I haven't seen Exodus. I can not imagine anything beating The Ten Commandments, with Yul Brenner as Moses, Edward G Robinson as the evil Dotan "Nyyaa Where is your God now Moses?" and Heston. On a similar theme, I tend to find older actors from the late 1950's and all the 60's handsomer than modern ...
by rachel leah
Fri May 01, 2015 12:06 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: The Weak and the Wicked [Network]
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: PR: The Weak and the Wicked [Network]

I saw this as a child and it stayed with me for years. Perhaps one of the best drama of the 1950's, if not the best prison drama and my favorite Diana Dors film. I gave up on it ever being released. The film is nothing like Network's boring description. I particularly liked the trial and the humorou...
by rachel leah
Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: James Best - Sheriff Rosco from Dukes of Hazzard 1927-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 465

James Best - Sheriff Rosco from Dukes of Hazzard 1927-2015

The Daily Wail says that Sheriff Rosco P Coltrane has died in a hospice at the age of 88. I used to enjoy watching him when I was a child. Another piece of childhood gone. RIP http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3028874/Dukes-Hazzard-star-James-Best-played-bumbling-Sheriff-Rosco-P-Coltrane-...
by rachel leah
Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Recommendations for a good series?
Replies: 50
Views: 3857

Re: Recommendations for a good series?

During the recent Network sale I bought Edward the Seventh, because of this thread's recommendation, and "Ladykillers" due to my curiousity and because it was heavily reduced :). I haven't watched them yet.
by rachel leah
Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Recommendations for a good series?
Replies: 50
Views: 3857

Re: Recommendations for a good series?

I appreciate all the suggestions. Have looked up a lot of them. I actually like the over dramatized silliness in I Claudius. That is what kept me watching, along with Derek Jacobi playing a handicapped weak character while all the Caesars are having sex and murdering one another till he's the only o...
by rachel leah
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Recommendations for a good series?
Replies: 50
Views: 3857

Re: Recommendations for a good series?

Maybe it is worth trying Disraeli. I have always been curious about him and that period in history. I'm surprised nobody said anything about Ladykillers. It sounds like a good premise, a theatre bound 70's style dramatization of Amerlia Dyler and other real historical female killers with actors like...
by rachel leah
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Recommendations for a good series?
Replies: 50
Views: 3857

Re: Recommendations for a good series?

I have seen Tenko, Secret Army and Colditz. I forgot to mention them. They were wonderful. I also saw Enemy at the Door and Kessler after Secret Army. I thought they were less good, Kessler was quite poor in some places but still it was O.K. That is why I thought that there was nothing left good to ...
by rachel leah
Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Recommendations for a good series?
Replies: 50
Views: 3857

Recommendations for a good series?

Ever since I watched I Claudius last year, nothing else seems good on TV. I have seen Poldark, When the Boat Comes in and Upstair Downstairs and I am looking for another nice quality old TV series to watch, but suspect that I have seen then best and there is no more. Could someone please tell me whi...
by rachel leah
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: 6.5 Special [Network]
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: PR: 6.5 Special [Network]

I wouldn't have guessed. I always wondered what happened to the 15 year old Scottish kid who appeared in this wearing a kilt and singing "The ABC's of love - La did Da". He was a British copy of Frankie Lymon and really had quite a nice voice. He just looked so weird and dated. It made me really cur...
by rachel leah
Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: And finally Cyril?
Replies: 35
Views: 3422

Re: And finally Cyril?

It's a shame you threw that roller away. The roller was the signal that I had to get ready for bed. Even when I saw it on youtube now, I got a Pavlow reaction thinking of a late hour and school at age 38. It's a symbol of the care they took with programs then, that even the end credits were interest...
by rachel leah
Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: And finally Cyril?
Replies: 35
Views: 3422

Re: And finally Cyril?

"That's Life" already felt dated and old fashioned by the 90's. Someone has added 1 video of it on youtube, to the little that there is. It was made 1 week after the video of the dog that could say "sausages". A granddad wrote in and said that "sausages" was his baby grandson's first word so they we...
by rachel leah
Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: British Musicals of the 1930s: Volume 3 [Network]
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: PR: British Musicals of the 1930s: Volume 3 [Network]

DavidAbsalom wrote:I can't see any reason why it would be the German version. Every other film in this series has been British.
Oh Goody ! :) I have already saved it in my wishlist on Amazon.
by rachel leah
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: British Musicals of the 1930s: Volume 3 [Network]
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: PR: British Musicals of the 1930s: Volume 3 [Network]

Does anyone know if the Joseph Scmidt musical (My Song Goes Round the World) is the one made in Elstree studios and where everyone speaks English? I already own the German version, I really want this if it is the Elstree studios version. I find his voice very soothing. There is a clip on youtube whe...
by rachel leah
Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Grange Hill
Replies: 101
Views: 8311

Re: Grange Hill

Oh yes, I'ed forgotton about the Handi-capable campaign. :) The last episode of Series 10 really is a "liberal's dream of how school should be" as someone back in the thread put it. The staff and pupils play a cricket match on a sunny Saturday, then they all dance at a disco together. It's strange h...
by rachel leah
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Grange Hill
Replies: 101
Views: 8311

Re: Grange Hill

Does GH even still have an online fanbase? The big fansite that was run by Simon Luxton seems to have shut down following his death. I don't know about that fansite but this is this good blog and website: http://grangehillgold.wordpress.com/ I am 3/4 the way through series 10 1987. Imelda's expulsi...
by rachel leah
Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: When an actor died
Replies: 27
Views: 2598

Re: When an actor died

When I was small, my brother told me that there were little people living in the TV doing all the shows. I did not believe him. He also told me that there was a boy living in the attic of our little semi, who would come out at night after we had all gone to sleep. I did believe that. Years later I f...
by rachel leah
Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Grange Hill
Replies: 101
Views: 8311

Re: Grange Hill

I have finally managed to start watching series 10 (1987). This is the series where it all goes downhill. Imelda gets expelled and then...no good storylines or really nasty bullies ever again. It got a jarring start with Zammo and his year suddenly appearing in normal dress as 6th formers and Zammo ...
by rachel leah
Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Open All Hours One-off.
Replies: 74
Views: 6761

Re: Open All Hours One-off.

It's a good idea in that even if it were rubbish I would still watch it out of curiousity to see what they come up with. I like one comment in the comments section: " If Arkwright's shop existed today it would be a Gregg's, hospice charity shop, or would have been demolished to make way for a Cash C...
by rachel leah
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Survivors 35 years on: Opinions?
Replies: 30
Views: 2714

Re: Survivors 35 years on: Opinions?

Most of my opinions written were by Mike's sarcastic commentary on the series. :) I remember series 1 being excellent. Series 2 was less good. Series 3 had only 2 stand out episodes - Mad Dog, and the last episode Ian McCulloch was in. It has been many years ago I last watched Mad Dog in S3, but I s...
by rachel leah
Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Grange Hill
Replies: 101
Views: 8311

Re: Grange Hill

Great fight scene in episode 6x12. Really good stuff. The only annoying thing is how white the staff are; in the midst of this racial tension storyline, it would be nice if the black teachers were given a voice. The rather good Miss Peterson from the previous series seems to have left, and although...
by rachel leah
Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Grange Hill
Replies: 101
Views: 8311

Re: Grange Hill

In Primary and Middle School at age 7 I had a Miss Jones. I think I can say her true name safely because Jones is such a common surname. Anyway, she is probably dead by now with any luck. Looking back I see that she detested children, detested her job and detested life. I remember her screaming at l...
by rachel leah
Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:35 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Grange Hill
Replies: 101
Views: 8311

Re: Grange Hill

I did not learn to read until age 8 when my parents noticed that the school wasn't doing it. They taught me then. I learned from them within 1 year. We are talking circa 1983-4. I wasn't a low IQ child. I can imagine a child of lower intelligence getting left behind in the chaos or lack of seriousn...
by rachel leah
Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Grange Hill
Replies: 101
Views: 8311

Re: Grange Hill

I did not learn to read until age 8 when my parents noticed that the school wasn't doing it. They taught me then. I learned from them within 1 year. We are talking circa 1983-4. I wasn't a low IQ child. I can imagine a child of lower intelligence getting left behind in the chaos or lack of seriousne...
by rachel leah
Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Grange Hill
Replies: 101
Views: 8311

Re: Grange Hill

I'm actually against CP in schools. Yet I don't think school should be as soft as Grange Hill started to be circa 1986. It was that strange turnaround in teacher behaviour in the series in just a few years that makes me wonder if it happened in real life without me noticing it. My belief against CP ...