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by Private Frazer
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: 'Doctor' actors recently on TV
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Re: 'Doctor' actors recently on TV

Good to just see Louise Jameson, Matthew Waterhouse and Sophia Myles (and others) tonight on Pointless Celebrities; entertainingly diverting.
by Private Frazer
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2159
Views: 240285

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

There seems to be some news about Doctor Who coming back maybe in autumn 2021 on a Radio Times Webpage
by Private Frazer
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "A Binge Of Goodies" Network
Replies: 34
Views: 5074

Re: "A Binge Of Goodies" Network

I had the anniversary in the calendar and will celebrate it tonight with an episode. Printed out the interview with Tim from Sci-Fi Bulletin; thank you. The Greenies was the last one I watched, so I'll go with the (twist in the tale!) 'Cecily'.
by Private Frazer
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Teletext still alive !
Replies: 21
Views: 1070

Re: Teletext still alive !

Do we know of other places still using Teletext ? Even in the digital world ? (Even though I've used the internet to find out) it seems that Teletext continues in many countries. Of course the early teletext making use of the small time between analogue TV picture frame transmission is the one I re...
by Private Frazer
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Teletext still alive !
Replies: 21
Views: 1070

Re: Teletext still alive !

still zip through the news in no time with the red button - World, UK, very local, science, entertainment
by Private Frazer
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Star Cops
Replies: 25
Views: 2861

Re: Star Cops

rosalyn wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:20 pm
I remember watching...and enjoying...Star Cops, and had hoped there would be more of it. Alas it wasn't to be.

I don't think it was ever repeated either...was it?
I don't think it's been repeated but there are great Audios The return of Star Cops!
by Private Frazer
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 30
Views: 4287

Re: The return of Star Cops!

Mark wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:02 am
Did you know there is a book out on the series from Miwk Publishing, covering the TV and Audio episodes, full of interviews as well.
No I didn't; thanks, it sounds very interesting.
by Private Frazer
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 30
Views: 4287

Re: The return of Star Cops!

Episode Fourteen: The Highest Ground – by Andrew Smith At last things may be turning as Jean Arnaud convinces the meeting about Star Cops on Mars to give them one more day in an investigation. Not only Lachman is getting desperate but Barbara too, who deliberately leaves Nathan access to his confis...
by Private Frazer
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 30
Views: 4287

Re: The return of Star Cops!

Episode Thirteen: Human Kind – by Helen Goldwyn Who are the other people involved in all the goings-on on Mars in this episode? An anxious woman (who turns out to be Neve O’Connell, a senior medic) is stowing away on a mars vehicle. Neve is trying to contact a certain Michail (her partner) and get ...
by Private Frazer
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 30
Views: 4287

Re: The return of Star Cops!

Episode Twelve: Bodies Of Evidence – by Andrew Smith On the moon, shortly before Nathan, Colin and Kenzy leave for Mars (an explanation for which will hopefully be given), the Mars shuttle Ganymede is expected to arrive. Things go wrong and Kenzy manages to give warning of its imminent crash landin...
by Private Frazer
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 30
Views: 4287

Re: The return of Star Cops!

Episode Eleven: Whatever Happened To Gary Rice? – by Guy Adams Colin hasn’t settled down much but when Nathan’s around he keeps his frustrations to himself. Kenzy won’t let him eat in the canteen while he’s moaning. All three Star Cops get the same strange message “Whatever happened to Gary Rice?” ...
by Private Frazer
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 30
Views: 4287

Re: The return of Star Cops!

Episode Ten: The Shadow Of This Red Rock – by Una McCormack Nathan and Kenzy are in trouble as they transport the banished colonist between bases. Something happened to the engines and, thanks to Kenzy’s skills, they are down but in the middle of nowhere. Time for Colin to come to the rescue but th...
by Private Frazer
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 30
Views: 4287

Re: The return of Star Cops!

Episode Nine: The New World - by Andrew Smith What a great start with a rough landing for the three experienced Star Cops led by Nathan. No ill effects however for Colin and Kenzy who are pleased to settle in to half gravity. Their boss is the one most impressed by the Martian landscape but he has ...
by Private Frazer
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Frank Windsor (1927-2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Re: Frank Windsor (1927-2020)

I'll always see him as a great police officer and also in A for Andromeda. The name Watt might hint at the well-known Conan Doyle supporting character. RIP.
by Private Frazer
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: 'Doctor' actors recently on TV
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Re: 'Doctor' actors recently on TV

Good to hear Sylvester McCoy was in a recent TV drama. Peter Davison is getting lots of praise for playing husband Henry in current BBC drama 'Life'.
by Private Frazer
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Getting the answer first
Replies: 9
Views: 1139

Re: Getting the answer first

Simon Coward wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:44 pm
Brock wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:48 am
I thought it was "anecdote".
It was, wasn't "miniquip" Steed's suggestion?
It was his nice try!
by Private Frazer
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Getting the answer first
Replies: 9
Views: 1139

Re: Getting the answer first

The one in the dictionary was Emma's!
by Private Frazer
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Getting the answer first
Replies: 9
Views: 1139

Re: Getting the answer first

"12 Down. An Abbreviated story usually of an amusing nature; 8 letters" is another, this time said by Emma Peel to Steed in the Forget-Me-Knot episode of The Avengers. Steed didn't get it either!
by Private Frazer
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: British Comics
Topic: Your childhood comics.
Replies: 68
Views: 10185

Re: Your childhood comics.

Mark wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:27 pm
There was also a "Protectors" Annual.
Thanks, I forgot about that.
by Private Frazer
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: British Comics
Topic: Your childhood comics.
Replies: 68
Views: 10185

Re: Your childhood comics.

I noticed from the online 'TV Action' editions that in Issue 100 the start of The Protectors, next week, was announced. Instead of a story about "the kidnap of a popstar whose name might sound familiar" the first story was changed to one about an italian crime gang. There are about ten Protectors st...
by Private Frazer
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Getting the answer first
Replies: 9
Views: 1139

Getting the answer first

Just wondered if there are any memorable instances of getting the answer to a question (in dramas etc.) before it's given. One I have was a crossword clue from 'The Flipside Of Dominick Hide : Commuter: "Several people go off the deep end - six letters" Dominick: "divers" and I do realise that half ...
by Private Frazer
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: 'Doctor' actors recently on TV
Replies: 3
Views: 812

'Doctor' actors recently on TV

It was good to see Colin Baker in 'Celeb 5 go Caravanning : Back on the Road' on Channel 5 recently and liked watching Peter Davison in Great British Car Journeys not so long ago. I'm also interested to hear of any Tom Baker, Sylvester McCoy appearances there might be.
by Private Frazer
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Today's Times
Replies: 0
Views: 596

Today's Times

The articles in The Times Saturday Review are pretty good today including Dame Judy Dench on 'Me & Will', 'my culture fix' with Bob Harris and a useful look at humour from Gyles Brandreth.
by Private Frazer
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?
Replies: 20
Views: 3413

Re: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?

See now; I never realised it was a re-cap!
by Private Frazer
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: 13 Minutes to the Moon
Replies: 7
Views: 1998

Re: 13 Minutes to the Moon

It's a strange coincidence that, fifty years on, a re-telling of the Apollo 13 mission should be interrupted by current events.
(going slightly off-topic, its good for future space programs that all three recent Mars launches were successful)
by Private Frazer
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?
Replies: 20
Views: 3413

Re: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?

Mark wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 11:44 pm
...Memories are fading with time, but shocking moments stay with you, and Toby Wren's demise is one of them, that's certainly an episode I'd like to see again.! (can't believe it wasn't kept)...
'You Killed Toby Wren' (S2E1) exists.
by Private Frazer
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2159
Views: 240285

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

Tom Baker's Doctor had an air of 'guy from the pub' too and I think he even had a few drinks (it is only wine in City of Death that comes to mind!). The 15 year gap didn't help but I did feel when Doctor Who came back in 2005 that CE was still portraying the same enigmatic, if outwardly a bit down-t...
by Private Frazer
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2159
Views: 240285

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

... the first "That's not the Doctor!" moments for me came with McCoy... McCoy is one of my favourites! That first regeneration in 1966 would have been quite a "That's not the Doctor!" moment. Accepting that novelty as part of the programme I don't really feel like saying that about any of the new ...
by Private Frazer
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 10122

Re: He never said that...

Someone has to mention maybe the most famous one, "Play it again, Sam" from Casablanca (Play it Sam). Don't we all do it? My unfortunate misquote was "Good call Garth". Garth actually says "Good Call" to Wayne (for suggesting putting on Bohemian Rhapsody). Well the grandsons will never watch it anyw...
by Private Frazer
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: 4 extra slimmed down schedule
Replies: 3
Views: 944

Re: 4 extra slimmed down schedule

There may be fewer programmes as yesterdays Desert Island Disks - revisited (Michael Crawford) I listened to at 11am and then was on again late afternoon, which I thought was odd (repeats would usually be in the evening).