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by Private Frazer
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: British Comics
Topic: Your childhood comics.
Replies: 68
Views: 6831

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: 6831

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: 1
Views: 174

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: 1
Views: 256

'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: 352

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: 2172

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: 1505

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: 2172

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: 2157
Views: 163373

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: 2157
Views: 163373

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: 6075

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: 603

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).
by Private Frazer
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Future of BBC Four
Replies: 9
Views: 1442

Re: Future of BBC Four

I like BBC4's output but I don't mind if there's some room for it on BBC2 (any time of day) so fewer channels could mean better quality. The main TV channels lost most of their live sport this year of course which didn't help keep viewers and some undoubtedly went to the currently fashionable platfo...
by Private Frazer
Sat May 23, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 155
Views: 23069

Re: Still With Us

Actor Gary Watson is 89. I just re-found the Argo LP recordings. He plays Harry, the King, in Shakespeare's Henry V with the Marlowe Society cast (which includes Prunella Scales and Derek Jacobi!). He is the best Henry V.
by Private Frazer
Tue May 19, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?
Replies: 20
Views: 2172

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

I see he's testing the water, so it could be from 'Flood' or another one about pollution/chemicals.
by Private Frazer
Sat May 16, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?
Replies: 20
Views: 2172

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

It would be interesting to see how well the Series 3 episode 'Flood' worked; I like any of the environmental ones (and just watched Re-Entry Forbidden).
by Private Frazer
Tue May 05, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Tim Brooke-Taylor (1940-2020)
Replies: 18
Views: 3313

Re: Tim Brooke-Taylor (1940-2020)

Tim was such a cheerful guy in all he appeared in.
I especially liked one anecdote in Graeme's tribute programme. Tim (being a teapot) asked the children in a pantomime what he was and one boy said "you're a very silly man". Yes Tim surely laughed and appreciated the innocent truth of that.
RIP.
by Private Frazer
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: BBC Red Button Text Service
Replies: 5
Views: 956

Re: BBC Red Button Text Service

OK its pretty much the same on the internet's BBC News
by Private Frazer
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: BBC Red Button Text Service
Replies: 5
Views: 956

Re: BBC Red Button Text Service

The ending of the Red Button has a temporary reprieve. I like the News Index -> Around the UK for regional news (even if one piece of news I found was that Dundee's 'The Weekly News' magazine is to cease after 165 years). I don't know an online site that gives such well selected regional news stories.
by Private Frazer
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 20
Views: 2805

Re: The return of Star Cops!

There are more Star Cops adventures from Big Finish! Mars 1 + Mars 2
by Private Frazer
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 20
Views: 2805

Re: The return of Star Cops!

Episode Eight: Hostage - by Andrew Smith Sarah Sutton (who of course played Nyssa alongside the fifth Doctor) takes a role in this story and its nice to know she's still involved in Sci-Fi dramas. In the ISPF (International Space Police Force) a few things help to get you back to work or then throu...
by Private Frazer
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 20
Views: 2805

Re: The return of Star Cops!

Episode Seven: Moonshine - by Roland Moore As in 'Other People's Secrets' a mechanic is struggling to work in the confines imposed out in Space. When Kenzy hears his name and that he has been sent back to Australia she realises she knows him and persuades Nathan that he's no criminal. An Earth poli...
by Private Frazer
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 20
Views: 2805

Re: The return of Star Cops!

Episode Six: The Killing Jar - by John Dorney Paul has had a tough time since bringing his undercover skills to the team, facing torture, asphyxiation and explosive devices to name but a few. This time, going to a space station to investigate irregularities from an informer, he first has to make a ...
by Private Frazer
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 20
Views: 2805

Re: The return of Star Cops!

Episode Five: Dead And Buried - by Guy Adams Nathan has to remind Colin that homicide was his thing (Conversations With the Dead) after he complains he isn't getting to investigate the burglary of a wealthy man. He then has Kenzy teasing him about who the lady is on the screen (Pria) before being a...
by Private Frazer
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 20
Views: 2805

Re: The return of Star Cops!

Episode Four: The Thousand Ton Bomb - by Guy Adams Colin's snooping in a loading bay on the moon is interrupted by an unlucky would-be bomber. Over and again Colin helps instinctively or, in this case, accidentally. Not one to miss an opportunity to take credit, his account of events suits the scep...
by Private Frazer
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 20
Views: 2805

Re: The return of Star Cops!

Episode Three: Lockdown - by Christopher Hatherall Nathan's policing methods are challenged by secret new security being showcased at a conference in Paris by a Mr. Royale who finds him "abrupt and to the point" (much better than my earlier concise). Nathan replies "It served me well" and its good,...
by Private Frazer
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 20
Views: 2805

Re: The return of Star Cops!

Episode Two: Tranquility And Other illusions - by Ian Potter A quiet start with only a reminder that Nathan's father invented box and gave it his voice. Later in the story, as Box helps unravel all the events going on on the moon, I find myself asking if he deserves to be considered as much of a ch...
by Private Frazer
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: David Collings (1940 - 2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: David Collings (1940 - 2020)

He was always good in his many TV roles and first comes to mind playing Cassius in the 70's BBC Shakespeare Julius Caesar.
by Private Frazer
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 20
Views: 2805

Re: The return of Star Cops!

I'm really glad that Star Cops came back as full-cast audio dramas (with sound effects and music) with the regular cast including three of the original cast! Regular Cast: Nathan Spring - David Calder Colin Devis - Trevor Cooper Pal Kenzy - Linda Newton Paul Bailey - Philip Olivier Pria Basu - Rakhe...
by Private Frazer
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?
Replies: 27
Views: 3959

Re: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?

I'm ashamed to say that the line I remember best is from the episode Punky Business : Bill: I'm going to go punk. Tim: Ugh! Open a window, someone... Another of mine is from Punky Business too. Tim, speaking to himself about not getting to go to the Trendsetters ball, then asks a mouse if he thinks...