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by paul.austin
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Rodney Bewes (1937-2017)
Replies: 28
Views: 2869

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: 155
Views: 23069

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: 656
Views: 69092

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: 656
Views: 69092

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: 2157
Views: 163400

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: 517

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: 2172

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: 1809

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: 1809

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: 6172

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: 2157
Views: 163400

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: 6172

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: 6172

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: 6172

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: 2157
Views: 163400

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: 155
Views: 23069

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: 1709

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: 1709

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: 155
Views: 23069

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: 6075

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: 6075

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: 1709

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: 2752

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: 2752

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: 2752

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: 2157
Views: 163400

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: 6361

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: 6361

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: 2752

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: 2752

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!)