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by paul.austin
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Michael Apted (1941 - 2021)
Replies: 15
Views: 1849

Re: Michael Apted (1941 - 2021)

One of the lads so hated the jockey clip that he screamed at the telly: "i want to be a cokehead when i grow up!"
by paul.austin
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Crossovers?
Replies: 51
Views: 10423

Re: Crossovers?

A show about the M*A*S*H characters after they returned home to their normal lives sounds to me about as compelling as a series about Richard Kimble after he cleared his name and ended his life as a fugitive and returned home to resume his life as a normal doctor.
by paul.austin
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Michael Apted (1941 - 2021)
Replies: 15
Views: 1849

Re: Michael Apted (1941 - 2021)

a big flaw in the "Up" series is that it needed more girls. And non-whites.
by paul.austin
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 683
Views: 120254

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

If it had *just* been Whitehouse, I doubt Hinchliffe would have been moved on.
by paul.austin
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 683
Views: 120254

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Hinchcliffe did not last long precisely _because_ he was controversial. Most houses only had one television set and the adults that controlled those sets had *very* different views of Saint Phillip and Saint Bob than their kids did.
by paul.austin
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 683
Views: 120254

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

I was born in 1980 so McCoy is my generation's Doctor. I have no time for the glorification of Hinchcliffe and Holmes and the concurrent inferred dismissal of everyone else who worked on the show as second rate. Hinchcliffe was soon kicked sideways for upsetting too many adult viewers who were NOT M...
by paul.austin
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 269
Views: 53759

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Kate McNeil (the little girl added in the Skippy remake to gender balance the little boy) was the crush of quite a few boys in 1992. Her jealous female classmates started calling her "Skip"...
by paul.austin
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 683
Views: 120254

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

1988 DWM: McCoy and Aldred are the finest thespians to ever grace the series!

1998 RADW: McCrap single handedly caused the series to be cancelled!
by paul.austin
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 683
Views: 120254

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

(What if they'd made Tegan Russian instead of Australian)

"Adric, darlihink, whoski is ziz Doctoriski person? I vant to go backski to
home-country Moscow Airport to keep killing Moose and Squirrell..."
by paul.austin
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 269
Views: 53759

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

LWT ceased to exist nearly 20 years ago. There's a whole generation of viewers that never knew it.
by paul.austin
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Thames TV
Replies: 69
Views: 13742

Re: Thames TV

i had a really interesting dream one night where persons snuck some fresh idents/continuity for old franchises onto the playout of a morning of modern 2020 ITV. ITV mangers turn purple as the Thames skyline, the Yorkshire chevron et al rise from their graves...
by paul.austin
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2174
Views: 310458

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

drmih wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:00 pm
I think the Doctor will be in prison for a portion of the special before no doubt Jack rescues her. It's ok though, as those most capable companions will deal with the Daleks on Earth:)
Bradley Walsh: "I'll have you know I host a game sh-"

Dalek: "EXTERMINATE!"

*satisfying scream*

;)
by paul.austin
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Thames TV
Replies: 69
Views: 13742

Re: Thames TV

the waste and duplication of 15 different ITV identities/continuity/playout makes no sense in the modern era. Sentimentality for Phillip Elsmore et al is bad business practices.
by paul.austin
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Crossovers?
Replies: 51
Views: 10423

Re: Crossovers?

Which Dr. Who villain could Hawkeye defeat if they invaded the camp in M*A*S*H?
by paul.austin
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Worst-remembered line in TV?
Replies: 16
Views: 2206

Re: Worst-remembered line in TV?

Of course, sometimes, as in the advert for a classic films network, misquotes of famous lines are used to avoid copyright difficulties. As Krusty the Klown once said "any more and we have to pay for the song!"
by paul.austin
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Film/TV clichés
Replies: 120
Views: 17486

Re: Film/TV clichés

Revisiting the topic of Dated History (as TV Tropes calls it), in which the fate of a historical figure on TV is debunked by real life. A few days ago, I saw an episode of the Night Gallery series, that was made in the early 1970's. The episode, called "Rare Objects" gave us an eccentric collector (...
by paul.austin
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Film/TV clichés
Replies: 120
Views: 17486

Re: Film/TV clichés

Dated History:

Grand Duchess Anastasia survived (nope, her remains have been found and DNA matched)

Nazi goon Martin Bormann survived (Nope, again DNA matched)
by paul.austin
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Oldest TV advert still running?
Replies: 12
Views: 1802

Re: Oldest TV advert still running?

i love that the boy in "Mistletoe" has talked to the Guardian in 2014 but whoever his "girlfriend" was in the advert has kept herself hidden.
by paul.austin
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Oldest TV advert still running?
Replies: 12
Views: 1802

Oldest TV advert still running?

"Mistletoe" still ran every Christmas until the Yellow Pages went all-digital* a few years ago.

(*): If a print newspaper or magazine goes all-internet, is it still a newspaper or magazine? Or, is it just another website?
by paul.austin
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 683
Views: 120254

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

you can see why getting rid of Katarina was the right move. Imagine if we'd spent 112 episodes having everything explained to Jamie at great length.
by paul.austin
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Rodney Bewes (1937-2017)
Replies: 28
Views: 5721

Re: Rodney Bewes (1937-2017)

By the way, reading that Hylda Baker died of Alzheimer's disease.. the effects would have a started a long time before the final diagnosis. If i'd been Jewell, I wouldn't have wanted to yell at her any more i would have wanted to hug her. Estelle Getty of The Golden Girls died of Lewy body dementia ...
by paul.austin
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 165
Views: 40440

Re: Still With Us

Brock wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:40 am
Happy 90th birthday to Sean Connery.
Something Roger Moore never reached :'(
by paul.austin
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 683
Views: 120254

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

The Keeper of Traken: Let's see... The Master arrives early, the Doctor receives an explicit summons, we see his handwriting, the Master's plan is to take over an enormous power source to effect a new body, the ruler of the planet dies, the successor (not the properly-chosen one) is the Masters pawn...
by paul.austin
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 683
Views: 120254

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

What was the Doctor doing for most of Episode Two of Image of the Fendahl? He gets thrown into that storeroom, escapes, overhears Stael and one of his mooks, and them just disappears until the end of the episode (when he encounters the skull for the first time).
by paul.austin
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2174
Views: 310458

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

{Between "The Doctor Dances" and "Boom Town")

Nine: Rose, you've got a Union Flag splashed across your tits, and we're in Northern Ireland during the Troubles!

Rose: I was making a point with this T-shirt!

Jack: A point to get beaten up!
by paul.austin
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Whizzkids Guide - on Talking Pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 1446

Re: Whizzkids Guide - on Talking Pictures

Everyone complains about Thames (even though 1992 Thames had moved beyond in-vision links, the mirror skyline and etc.) but Southern was also a big loss to ITV.
by paul.austin
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?
Replies: 21
Views: 4789

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

By rights, much of the early 1970s "Doctor Who"s should be missing too. Blimey, Who fans are very lucky to have a full set of Pertwee.
by paul.austin
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Threads (DVD Release) - A Few Thoughts
Replies: 21
Views: 4174

Re: Threads (DVD Release) - A Few Thoughts

Harold Wilson and his goons preventing the screening of The War Game when it was originally made is a pretty big story of authoritarian anti democratic censorship but for some reason it often gets overlooked.
by paul.austin
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Threads (DVD Release) - A Few Thoughts
Replies: 21
Views: 4174

Re: Threads (DVD Release) - A Few Thoughts

Having grown up after nuclear war, Young Jane has a tooth filling and pierced ears for ladies' earrings.
by paul.austin
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 14630

Re: Is it all over....?

As Terrance Dicks said, David Agnew is best friends with Robin Bland and Allan Smithee :)