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by paul.austin
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 47
Views: 1125

Re: Is it all over....?

Old media largely appeals to old people and older people are less influenced by advertising, which is why big band/standards and the 1955-79 "oldies" format have struggled on terrestrial radio since the late 1990s. It didn't help that nostalgia stations cripple themselves with "Remember When" facts ...
by paul.austin
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 47
Views: 1125

Re: Is it all over....?

I suppose it comes down to the definition of "archive TV" that you want to use. I'm particularly interested in programmes from the 70s because that's when I grew up; but in 2020 programmes from the 90s are no less "archive TV" than programmes from the 70s. Yet there seems to be much less discussion...
by paul.austin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 47
Views: 1125

Re: Is it all over....?

a TV fan refusing to "accept" that the 1990s were thirty years ago, doesn't say anything good about that person.. Maybe because I was a young teenager in the 1990s I'm more able to accept it. I sometimes see a lot of people on these kinds of forums acting as if the 1970s or 80s are a lot more recent...
by paul.austin
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2154
Views: 108409

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

I think the fact that TV characters generally no longer talk in RP/BBC English is actually a *good* thing. If you are Australian, it's very hard to get a decent handle of how the Australian English accent has evolved because on-air people in the Golden Age of Radio and television until about the 197...
by paul.austin
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 148
Views: 16691

Re: Still With Us

Sadly Prunella is not able to enjoy her old age. Every comedy writer who uses dementia as a cheap punchline should be forced to talk to dementia patient's carers. Do us all a favour, will you. Save it for Facebook I haven't read it so I can't be sure, but isn't there someone in the Wizard of Oz wit...
by paul.austin
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Was there racism in Hancock's Half Hour?
Replies: 17
Views: 615

Re: Was there racism in Hancock's Half Hour?

I'm sure some Outraged Listener from Tunbridge Wells will be glad Hancock killed himself just because he dared to live 60 years ago and Outraged Listeners and Viewers like to point to a tiny minority of the past who had modernish views to act as if they magically could all have acted that way.
by paul.austin
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Was there racism in Hancock's Half Hour?
Replies: 17
Views: 615

Re: Was there racism in Hancock's Half Hour?

That doesn't stop Outraged Listener/Viewer From Tunbridge Wells deciding to complain when BBC runs something from before the nineties that dares to be sexist/racist/homophobic etc. Forex, the film "Adventures in Babysitting" from 1987 gets a lot of flak today for the casual use of "homo" as an all-p...
by paul.austin
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 148
Views: 16691

Re: Still With Us

Sadly Prunella is not able to enjoy her old age. Every comedy writer who uses dementia as a cheap punchline should be forced to talk to dementia patient's carers.
by paul.austin
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 1996

Re: He never said that...

Didn't DWW/DWM in its early days claim that Katarina was a lot like Leela as well?
by paul.austin
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 1996

Re: He never said that...

It's the novelisation that gave fans of that era the impression that the Doctor's home planet had been named in The Time Meddler eight years earlier than it was on TV.
by paul.austin
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Was there racism in Hancock's Half Hour?
Replies: 17
Views: 615

Re: Was there racism in Hancock's Half Hour?

Well, the French are not a separate race.
by paul.austin
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 1279

Re: Benny Hill recovery

The problem with recovering missing *radio* is that while *we* are interested in the classic DJs and their patter and gags, most people recording 40, 50, 55, years ago only wanted the music. Also a lot of tapes will have been recorded over or thrown out. Also when an elderly person has died, their c...
by paul.austin
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 1279

Re: Benny Hill recovery

I wonder if anyone with non-Dr Who missing material is worried about a flurry of "You Don't have any Dr Who?", "If you have that you MUST have some" pestering from the psychotic part of fandom. As i said, there is an excellent reason why the Australian man or woman who filmed those 8mm DW cine-clip...
by paul.austin
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 1279

Re: Benny Hill recovery

There are missing Doctor Who episodes in private hands but, as illustrated by the cine-clips person choosing to be nameless, they wisely don't want the attention of the psychotic part of DW fandom
by paul.austin
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2154
Views: 108409

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

It's a toss up as to who's worse to endure - Et Hamster or the T*m* L*rds
by paul.austin
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)
Replies: 75
Views: 3540

Re: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)

I'm joking around.
by paul.austin
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)
Replies: 75
Views: 3540

Re: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)

brigham wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:12 pm
Juswuh wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:52 pm
If Joe Orton was still alive he’d be Sir John Orton and would have been officially pardoned for defacing the library books.
...and been declared 'Immune from Investigation', like Cliff...
Did Kenneth Halliwell do us a public service? (Cliff should be rotting in a cell, i agree)
by paul.austin
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 1279

Re: Benny Hill recovery

Right so it's "only" one recovery then. Also some have been treated badly in the past (no thanks and courier fees not reimbursed), or know others who have, so won't return on principle. Yeah, but they're punishing others. And people who on principle refuse to deal with the BBC, for reasons of their...
by paul.austin
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 1279

Re: Benny Hill recovery

Most people don't have an encypediac knolwedge of missing TV. The "average person" might not even be well aware that there ^is* stuff missing!
(I wish educated people would remember that they are not the common person (or average voter!)
by paul.austin
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)
Replies: 75
Views: 3540

Re: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)

The sad reality is that if Joe Orton doesn't become Hammer Head he instead likely dies in the 1980s as one of the first celebrity victims of the AIDS virus.
by paul.austin
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)
Replies: 75
Views: 3540

Re: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)

Every comedy writer who uses dementia as a topic for cheap laughs should be forced to go through what i did and see a loved one destroyed by that horrible disease.
by paul.austin
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)
Replies: 75
Views: 3540

Re: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)

On the same issue, speaking as someone who is unable to straighten their left arm properly because of spasticity, I would shed no tears if ableist "jokes" and lines in archive shows are cut out on repeats. And many civil rights groups have made sure that bigoted lines are even cut from some DVD rele...
by paul.austin
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)
Replies: 75
Views: 3540

Re: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)

Mark Gatiss, or as i call him, "it's pronounced Gaytis because I'm gay", got a lot of flak from feminist Whovians who know history and what Georgian society was like when he had Rose barge into 19th century Wales and immediately start 21st century consciousness raising with no regard for Gwyneth and...
by paul.austin
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2154
Views: 108409

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

Richard Charles Skryngestone wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:01 pm
Didn't some of the 'Wilderness Years' books do something like that, where it was revealed that the National Socialists were being controlled by aliens?

Actually that sounds very Nu Who, doesn't it?
Timewyrm: Exodus by Terrance Dicks, one of the earliest New Adventures.
by paul.austin
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2154
Views: 108409

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

You have to wonder when DW in any form will cross the line into an entry in the Holocaust genre and just how bad will it be Take this possibility: If Young Amelia Pond was captured by the Nazis, I think the Doctor would refuse the offer of a Swiss passport and accompany Young Amelia on the train to ...
by paul.austin
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Coming Up Next" - continuity announcers programme
Replies: 13
Views: 1390

Re: "Coming Up Next" - continuity announcers programme

Mark Lipscomb must be a significant figure as did the final Thames startup on 31/12/92, continuity across the network on the night of 9/11, the final junction for Carlton London on 25/10/02...
by paul.austin
Fri May 22, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2154
Views: 108409

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

Terrance Dicks also wouldn't have tolerated getting back Michael "i now look like a sumo wrestler" Kilgariff for Attack of the Cybermen just because he had been in Tomb of the Cybermen. Terrance was right that the audience should not be expected to remember a story that was over two years old.
by paul.austin
Thu May 21, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2154
Views: 108409

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

To be fair, Chibnall's shopping-list episode was a set-up for the destruction of humanity and the Time Lords and a revelation about thousands if not millions of hitherto-unsuspected Doctors and you just didn't get that sort of thing in the '80s.
by paul.austin
Fri May 01, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Cora Sue Collins
Replies: 0
Views: 494

Cora Sue Collins

One of the most beautiful and charming child actresses of the 1930s. I've always preferred her to Saint Shirley. And of course Cora Sue has achieved the ultimate revenge over her old rival... she's substantially outlived her. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cora_Sue_Collins https://www.imdb.com/name/n...
by paul.austin
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2154
Views: 108409

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

[With apologies for stealing - erm, borrowing, this from Australian children’s’ author Paul Jennings] [at an Australian shopping mall one Christmas in the alternate universe where the Eleventh Doctor travels with seven-year-old Amelia Pond] Young Amelia [in pink t-shirt and white shorts]: “You promi...