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by paul.austin
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Thames TV
Replies: 68
Views: 9862

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: 48
Views: 7034

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: 12
Views: 717

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: 12072

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: 12072

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: 750

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: 750

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: 660
Views: 94546

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: 4389

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: 162
Views: 31016

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: 660
Views: 94546

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: 660
Views: 94546

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: 2159
Views: 242428

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: 954

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: 20
Views: 3440

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: 3072

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: 3072

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: 10729

Re: Is it all over....?

As Terrance Dicks said, David Agnew is best friends with Robin Bland and Allan Smithee :)
by paul.austin
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2159
Views: 242428

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

Brian F wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:00 am
Luckily Rassilon didn't come back changed in a way we didn't have to say where did "She" come from. :-)
Rassilon from "The Five Doctors": Couldn't you tell that my moustache was one of my old brassieres rolled-up?

:)
by paul.austin
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 10729

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: 86
Views: 10729

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: 86
Views: 10729

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: 2159
Views: 242428

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: 162
Views: 31016

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: 2817

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: 2817

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: 162
Views: 31016

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: 10187

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: 10187

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: 2817

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

Well, the French are not a separate race.