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by paul.austin
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 206
Views: 10099

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Doug and Tony always end up in the same outfit. Maybe they are more "cologne" men than "bath" men...
by paul.austin
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 206
Views: 10099

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

The Hays Code is why that happened, surely?
by paul.austin
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 649
Views: 35429

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

The American Revolutionary War is one of the zones on the map in "The War Games" but they don't show the brave boys whom the traitor George Washington was being traitorous against!
by paul.austin
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 649
Views: 35429

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Mister Fibuli and the Pirate Captain are complicit in a serious of genocides and planetary destruction's that would make the Daleks gasp. Would the Captain really have an "out" with the universe's justice authorities by saying "It's not really my fault! The Queen controlled part of my body like it w...
by paul.austin
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?
Replies: 27
Views: 875

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

the episode where they find religion and Bill Oddie declares he's a Muslim after putting on blackface... that will stay in the vault... in a pretty permanent sort of way.
by paul.austin
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 649
Views: 35429

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

when I was in high school, Big Finish had just announced their first ever DW audio and stupid teenage me decided it would be "funny" to call Nicholas Briggs, "Nicholas Pricks" on rec.arts.drwho. Gary Russell did not take it well...
by paul.austin
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2102
Views: 67522

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

Everyone loves K9 but the last time anyone tried to foist a dog on the TARDIS it was for the TVM, when the Doctor almost ended up travelling around with a plucky bulldog called Winston. Apparently this was a touch added by the writers to demonstrate how they'd be staying true to the Britishness of t...
by paul.austin
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: An Enid Blyton thread
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: An Enid Blyton thread

Of course. Jasmine Pierce being turned into a *male* fairy in Torchwood would have caused quite the Mary Whitehouse. Maybe we should thank Disney ;)
by paul.austin
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: An Enid Blyton thread
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: An Enid Blyton thread

It was a clumsy disambiguation from the hate slur against gay men. Sorry.
by paul.austin
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Bob Preedy
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Bob Preedy

I don't know if he's dead. I just wanted to write about him.
by paul.austin
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Bob Preedy
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Bob Preedy

Bob did the best with what he had. It wasn't his fault that Border, Tyne Tees and Granada no longer had their own locally based announcers and that everything was now done by YTV announcers.
by paul.austin
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Last-minute replacements
Replies: 46
Views: 1593

Re: Last-minute replacements

I think that the people pining for the "return" of Granada, Thames, LWT et al are relying on their own sadness and nostalgia... which makes for bad business practices.
by paul.austin
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: A question for the TV experts
Replies: 3
Views: 242

A question for the TV experts

When should a TV writer refer to a show as being by ITV, rather than a regional company (Granada, Yorkshire, Thames and etc.). I'd be tempted to draw the dividing line at 1993 when Carlton and Meridian, the first "publisher-broadcasters" became contractors. Another possibility is 1999 when "Carlton ...
by paul.austin
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: An Enid Blyton thread
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: An Enid Blyton thread

I'm writing a fanfiction where the Malory Towers girls fall victim to the magic that common in Blyton's fantasy tales. Imagine Darrell Rivers or Sally Hope turned into a fairy (the real ones - the ones that are female with wings and wear a dress). I can imagine Alicia Johns or her cousin June making...
by paul.austin
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: An Enid Blyton thread
Replies: 7
Views: 232

An Enid Blyton thread

When i was a kid, students at Monash University put on an amateur production of Blyton's "The Faraway Tree". The books... the concept of a Land that visits and never stays for long is interesting. Bit formulaic though - even if they get stuck in a Land, they always manage to find a way back to the t...
by paul.austin
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 649
Views: 35429

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

In "The Curse of Fenric", Ace insulting Kathleen by assuming she's an Eighties-style post-second wave feminism unmarried single mum - in the mooted Season 27's tripe to the fifties, Ace would no doubt have said to a single, unmarried man "Oh, i thought that you were gay!"
by paul.austin
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Last-minute replacements
Replies: 46
Views: 1593

Re: Last-minute replacements

OT: ITV having multiple on-air identities. branding. idents, continuity etc. was never going to be viable long term once times had changed. Sentimentality and nostalgia make for bad business practices.
by paul.austin
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The weird world of dubbing
Replies: 35
Views: 1613

Re: The weird world of dubbing

Raj Singh is dubbed in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom by Katie Leigh. add to that his costume and it's no wonder that so many think the Little Maharaja is a princess.
by paul.austin
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shows ruined by revival/comeback
Replies: 80
Views: 3080

Re: Shows ruined by revival/comeback

The proposed "Family Affair" in-character reunion in the eighties would have needed a Fake Buffy and a Fake Mr. French. Thankfully, Brian Keith nixed it. He also helped scuttle the proposed "Family Affair" film in the nineties that would have made fun of the show.
by paul.austin
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?
Replies: 27
Views: 875

Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?

Mine is from the episode with Patrick Troughton (He famously was uncomfy with the studio audience but still gives a fun performance): "Ratfink, I've misjudged you. You have as much right as anybody to win the Nice Person of the Year award. There's only one thing against you - the fact that you're a ...
by paul.austin
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Blackadder on a rewatch
Replies: 0
Views: 187

Blackadder on a rewatch

I was watching the election night episode of Blackadder the Third and I noticed the joke that when the "Standing at the Back, Dressed Stupidly and Looking Stupid Party" guy is explaining their policies, he DOESN'T qualify that "free corsets for the under-fives" means little girls. Heh Heh Heh.
by paul.austin
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 206
Views: 10099

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

My feeling is that just because a minority group objects to something, that doesn't mean they should get their way. My generation was probably the last generation in Australia to have uncontroversial nativity plays in my kindergarten class.
by paul.austin
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 206
Views: 10099

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

You wonder if some of these "minority civil rights " groups are genuinely offended or they just want the media publicity to get more funds and members...
by paul.austin
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 206
Views: 10099

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

They refuse to let the past be complicated. Anything good a person or show may have done is erased because of the bad things they did. People are not allowed to be capable of both good and evil.
by paul.austin
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 206
Views: 10099

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Gollywogs were totally within the political mainstream at the time of "Bless This House". And talking about Blyton, one guy pointed to a 1966 Guardian article criticizing her... but the Guardian wasn't mainstream in 1966.
by paul.austin
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 206
Views: 10099

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

The BBC are afraid of some black civil rights activists claiming that even depicting a gollywog means that the BBC endorses racism.
by paul.austin
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 206
Views: 10099

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Can't show Gollywogs anymore, even in repeats of old tv. They got rid of them in Enid Blyton in the eighties.
by paul.austin
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 649
Views: 35429

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

understood. My fingers can run faster than my brain.
by paul.austin
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 649
Views: 35429

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

I see... This interesting defence of Saint Patrick Troughton is coming from the same DW fandom that still argues for The Talons of Weng-Chiang to be re-screened, even though as far back as the seventies, it was banned from TVOntario after they wisely showed it to a Chinese-Canadian civil rights group?