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by Ronco
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Public information Films/PSAs
Replies: 15
Views: 2481

Re: Public information Films/PSAs

Can we include "Robbie"...? It shocked me in the late 1970s and it still haunts me to this day.
by Ronco
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Rutger Hauer (1944 - 2019)
Replies: 5
Views: 876

Re: Rutger Hauer (1944 - 2019)

Its ironic that his character in Blade Runner died in 2019...
by Ronco
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Almost cast' actors
Replies: 76
Views: 9922

Re: 'Almost cast' actors

Simon36 wrote:
Stanley Baker could have been Regan ... .
That would have made "The Exorcist" a lot more fun than it turned out to be.
by Ronco
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: British Comics
Topic: EBay
Replies: 2
Views: 861

Re: EBay

More stuff: Whizzer and Chips issues 1980-4 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Whizzer-and-Chips-job-lot-50-issues-1980-84/183761619269?hash=item2ac90bc945:g:gxgAAOSwjDhcpj9a The Empire Strikes Back comics: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Job-Lot-Of-UK-Empire-Strikes-Back-Comics/183761661565?hash=item2ac90c6e7d:...
by Ronco
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: British Comics
Topic: EBay
Replies: 2
Views: 861

Re: EBay

Alright, I'm assuming this is OK. The first lot is at https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183725137637 and the second is at https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183729410491
I'll put some more comics up in a few days. I'm also selling some SF stuff - Dr Who, Blakes 7, Star Trek etc.
by Ronco
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: British Comics
Topic: EBay
Replies: 2
Views: 861

EBay

Rather than presume that its OK and get a rap over the knuckles, could I ask if its OK to mention my EBay listing for vintage comics? I've just put some 1978/9 Whizzer and Chips up but I have several hundred more to list, which I'll do over the coming weeks (mainly W&C, although there's Cheeky, Batt...
by Ronco
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Bowie recovery after digitisation disaster
Replies: 13
Views: 2416

Re: Bowie recovery after digitisation disaster

It sounds like she's in denial. "They wouldn't dare wipe my tapes deliberately!" - we've heard it before ;)
by Ronco
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Avengers" missing episode found (+ other TV gems)
Replies: 57
Views: 8177

Re: "The Avengers" missing episode found (+ other TV gems)

With the big haul of off-air pop music recordings, KAL have been swamped. I'm sorry if they're not moving fast enough for people's pet projects.
by Ronco
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Bowie recovery after digitisation disaster
Replies: 13
Views: 2416

Re: Bowie recovery after digitisation disaster

I'm very sceptical of this. It assumes that the tapes were kept until the archives were being digitised, which would be early 1990s at best. The junkings probably happened in the 1970s.
by Ronco
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Morecambe And Wise: The Lost Tapes"
Replies: 9
Views: 1359

Re: "Morecambe And Wise: The Lost Tapes"

Back in the day when they were trying to recover Episode 2 (there's a wonderful BBC blog about the progress so far), i seem to remember Philip Morris suggesting that he may have another copy. I assume that he'd found these but hadn't confirmed the numbers. He also said he'd check on his recovered G...
by Ronco
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: M&W Recovery
Replies: 20
Views: 2999

Re: M&W Recovery

There were apparently two editions of M&W recovered and the Steptoe was "My Old Man's A Tory", but now in much better quality.
by Ronco
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Audio of missing TV, or TV with audio missing
Replies: 72
Views: 7012

Re: Audio of missing TV, or TV with audio missing

Why was Ben Lyon's stuff turned down initially?
by Ronco
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Audio of missing TV, or TV with audio missing
Replies: 72
Views: 7012

Re: Missing TV Audio

On the Kaleidoscope Facebook page last year, some one said that an audio clip of the Black and White Minstrel show was found in a charity shop and when the discoverer told the shop of this fact, they remarked that, "if they'd known what was on it they'd have thrown the tape away outright and not sol...
by Ronco
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 16179

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

Another Paul Darrow one was for Wimpy, about 1985. Can also be found on a certain site...
by Ronco
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: First television screening of Universal Horrors
Replies: 12
Views: 1497

Re: First television screening of Universal Horrors

Slightly off topic, but when my brother went off to the pub on a Friday or Saturday night, he used to let me watch his portable B&W TV in his bedroom, and late at night were a series of horror films (late 1970s/early 80s on BBC2?). Oh the joy. Many films I have seen only one: Zoltan, Hound of Dracul...
by Ronco
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Killed Off!
Replies: 47
Views: 5682

Re: Killed Off!

Who can forget Gan in "Blakes 7"?
by Ronco
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Star Trek- Original BBC transmissions
Replies: 65
Views: 8475

Re: Star Trek- Original BBC transmissions

That was the one!
by Ronco
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Star Trek- Original BBC transmissions
Replies: 65
Views: 8475

Re: Star Trek- Original BBC transmissions

This thread brings back many happy memories! I recall that the announcer said, just before "The Man Trap" in 1984 that the BBC were about to "beam up the whole Star Trek series" so I thought the 4 banned episodes would be included. They weren't. When ITV showed a TV-based quiz show with a brief inte...
by Ronco
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Star Trek- Original BBC transmissions
Replies: 65
Views: 8475

Re: Star Trek- Original BBC transmissions

TV Zone did a feature of the differences between the BBC transmission of season 1 of Star Trek and the original versions. They noted that while the VHS releases c.1986 were complete, the reprise for part 2 of "The Menagerie" was missing, and thus missing this specially shot scene.
by Ronco
Fri May 11, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Slot changes
Replies: 35
Views: 3924

Re: Slot changes

Am I right in thinking "Ultimate Force" got moved (and as a result, its storylines became watered down)?
by Ronco
Wed May 09, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Slot changes
Replies: 35
Views: 3924

Re: Slot changes

I think "Kinvig" had this problem - at least for those of us in the North East.
by Ronco
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Different Start and End Themes
Replies: 35
Views: 3750

Re: Different Start and End Themes

You've reminded me - so did "Filthy, Rich and Catflap".
by Ronco
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Different Start and End Themes
Replies: 35
Views: 3750

Re: Different Start and End Themes

marsey wrote:
Spiny Norman wrote:Blackadder 3?

Yes , this was my first thought. Loved the way that a different song was sung based on what happened in the episode.

That was Blackadder 2.
by Ronco
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Different Start and End Themes
Replies: 35
Views: 3750

Re: Different Start and End Themes

The Incredible Hulk
by Ronco
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors from a programme appearing in another
Replies: 33
Views: 3984

Re: Actors from a programme appearing in another

Robert Glenister and Peter Davison in "Sink or Swim" and "Doctor Who - The Caves of Androzani"
by Ronco
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors from a programme appearing in another
Replies: 33
Views: 3984

Re: Actors from a programme appearing in another

Gwyneth Strong and David Jason in "Only fools..." and then in an episode of "Touch of Frost" ("True Confessions")
by Ronco
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 83948

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Yes, Brigham, but I wasn't talking about the Dals/Thals/Daleks, I was talking about the TARDIS. But thanks for making a strawman.
by Ronco
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 83948

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

How did we know Susan didn't tell others of her acronym before she and the Doctor left? And then, a few years later, it had become adopted by Gallifrey society?
by Ronco
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 83948

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

The second Doctor is out of character in the Three and Five Doctors. He was never pompous or arrogant during the 1960s and his sarcasm level was very low too.
by Ronco
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Hannah Hauxwell (1926 - 2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: Hannah Hauxwell (1926 - 2018)

I remember the documentaries in the mid 1980s. There was a striking sequence of a helicopter flight over the snow-covered Yorkshire moors while "Fantasia on a theme" was played.