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by longtimelurker
Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Batman TV show getting released at last!
Replies: 32
Views: 4401

Re: Batman TV show getting released at last!

What's the content of these missing bits? Are they significant / long and what happened to them?
by longtimelurker
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Simply depressing
Replies: 30
Views: 6792

Re: Simply depressing

Gary C wrote:they sound like a bunch of amateurs. I produce motorsport DVD's and check EVERYTHING as it goes along.
:D
by longtimelurker
Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV Daytime Drama Series 1972-82
Replies: 59
Views: 6016

Re: ITV Daytime Drama Series 1972-82

Thanks Simon. What a fascinating and important archive he left us.
by longtimelurker
Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV Daytime Drama Series 1972-82
Replies: 59
Views: 6016

Re: ITV Daytime Drama Series 1972-82

Pardon my ignorance but what are Richard Greenough's files?
by longtimelurker
Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Simply depressing
Replies: 30
Views: 6792

Re: Simply depressing

You should be safe with "Softly Softly" if you buy direct from Simply, and even if you buy from somebody else and get the filmised version just contact Simply's customer services and they'll swap it. It's true though that it's utterly infuriating, firstly that a company releasing archive television...
by longtimelurker
Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Simply depressing
Replies: 30
Views: 6792

Re: Simply depressing

Thanks for telling us. I've held off buying the Softly Softly set until now as there were problems with filmised episodes at least twice. I'm not even sure where the land lies with that one now to feel safe buying it. The main trouble as I see it seems to be that when they are told about a fault, th...
by longtimelurker
Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Crossroads - 50 years on
Replies: 67
Views: 7572

Re: Crossroads - 50 years on

The sad thing is they missed a golden oppertunity with the revised series to do something to LIFT soaps out of the mire they have got bogged down in...! Yes 'Crossroads' LIFT soaps ! Since 'Brookside' ushered in the era of endless arguments, domestic strife, and sensationalist OTT plotlines, ALL so...
by longtimelurker
Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV Daytime Drama Series 1972-82
Replies: 59
Views: 6016

Re: ITV Daytime Drama Series 1972-82

The one exception are the three productions from Happy Ever After which were originally shown in 1969. They were in colour, though, and it may have been a lack of colour rather than specifically their age which did for a lot of late 1960s output - though there doesn't seem to have been a problem wi...
by longtimelurker
Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV Daytime Drama Series 1972-82
Replies: 59
Views: 6016

Re: ITV Daytime Drama Series 1972-82

Thanks for the useful list, Simon. Just interested but did Public Eye series 6 ever get a repeat? You're welcome - and not as far as I know. The odd thing is that I was sure I could remember watching Public Eye in the mid-to-late-70s in the same post-News at Ten slot which Thames used for repeats o...
by longtimelurker
Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV Daytime Drama Series 1972-82
Replies: 59
Views: 6016

Re: ITV Daytime Drama Series 1972-82

Thanks for the useful list, Simon. Just interested but did Public Eye series 6 ever get a repeat? I notice that series 5 and 7 had afternoon repeats (both of which I remember) so if series 6 was screened a second time, it must have been in the evening.
by longtimelurker
Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV Daytime Drama Series 1972-82
Replies: 59
Views: 6016

Re: ITV Daytime Drama Series 1972-82

Yes, Hazell was a repeat and so was Sam. I remember seeing Danger UXB after the lunchtime news as well.
by longtimelurker
Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV Daytime Drama Series 1972-82
Replies: 59
Views: 6016

Re: ITV Daytime Drama Series 1972-82

In a weekday afternoon slot, Danger Man was repeated late 1971 / early 1972 in the London area too. I don't know if these were seen in other regions as well.
by longtimelurker
Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Freewheelers" (clip) Query
Replies: 10
Views: 1815

Re: "Freewheelers" (clip) Query

Both Freewheelers series 7 and 8, along with HTV's The Georgian House were shown on the old satellite tv channel " The Children's Channel" in the 80s and 90s. If someone like Phil Morris could establish what happened to their tapes when they stopped broadcasting then perhaps these shows still exist...
by longtimelurker
Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Freewheelers" (clip) Query
Replies: 10
Views: 1815

Re: "Freewheelers" (clip) Query

I suppose this is one of those series where no one has specifically looked overseas for episodes, as with Doctor Who and others with big followings. As Ian said, very good yet frustrating that this missing footage can be seen in this way. Southern tv is one of the worst affected franchises for bad o...
by longtimelurker
Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Two episodes of At Last The 1948 Show found!
Replies: 32
Views: 4056

Re: Two episodes of At Last The 1948 Show found!

and "It's A Square World", if the box set of surviving episodes, plus the Montreux compilation special, isn't released, there's no justice. It's A Square World has been almost completely forgotten despite it being an innovative series. The majority still exist (unusually for a BBC show of that time...
by longtimelurker
Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Two episodes of At Last The 1948 Show found!
Replies: 32
Views: 4056

Re: Two episodes of At Last The 1948 Show found!

...or some more Public Eye, Callan, Out Of The Unknown or Ace Of Wands eps are uncovered. That would be my version of it anyway.
by longtimelurker
Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Two episodes of At Last The 1948 Show found!
Replies: 32
Views: 4056

Re: Two episodes of At Last The 1948 Show found!

David Boothroyd wrote: I wonder if that's the only lost show which Frosty was keeping.
That's my thought too.

Wonderful bit of news tho.
by longtimelurker
Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TV on TV
Replies: 79
Views: 9534

Re: TV on TV

BrentCleever21 wrote:Never ever dreamed I'd be able to see an episode of "Fraud Squad" again, let alone "own" the whole series.
You lucky devil. I'm still waiting for series 2 to come out!
by longtimelurker
Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TV on TV
Replies: 79
Views: 9534

Re: TV on TV

If we were to include films, there's the obvious example of Quadrophenia , which has Jimmy's parents - supposedly in 1964 - watching the 1961 Avengers episode The Frighteners . The film was also made at a time when the episode was supposedly "lost." I'm intrigued. Where, as far back as 1979, was an...
by longtimelurker
Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network update anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 3302

Re: Network update anyone?

I haven't bought anything from Network in over a year. However there's been plenty of interest from the BFI, Dazzle, Pidax, Madman and Simply Media so who's complaining. I am however pissed off that the Whodunnit releases stopped. Particularly since all the ones I remember are from the last two ser...
by longtimelurker
Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'The Wednesday Play'/'Play For Today' on DVD
Replies: 66
Views: 9554

Re: 'The Wednesday Play'/'Play For Today' on DVD

The Loach, Leigh, Bennett, Rosenthal and Potter titles are on the box sets for those directors or writers, with the exception of 'Alice', which is an extra on the R1 edition of the Jonathan Miller 'Alice In Wonderland'. The McDougall plays are on the 'Peter McDougall collection', apart from 'Just Y...
by longtimelurker
Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network update anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 3302

Re: Network update anyone?

Yes I said they have mainly gone over to cinema, not wholly. Whatever tv they're currently releasing though is only a drop in the ocean to their previous amount. I hope it is temporary.
by longtimelurker
Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network update anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 3302

Re: Network update anyone?

I've almost got all the Network DVD titles I am interested in. Regretfully, because of their reduction in archive TV output this year, I've managed to mop up the few remaining stragglers on my Network wish list. It doesn't look like I'll be going to Network very much from the start of 2015 if Netwo...
by longtimelurker
Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'The Wednesday Play'/'Play For Today' on DVD
Replies: 66
Views: 9554

Re: 'The Wednesday Play'/'Play For Today' on DVD

Could we have a detail about what releases these plays are on too, please? That would be useful. What DVD set is the 1969 version of The Vortex on, for instance? I didn't know about that one.
by longtimelurker
Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network update anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 3302

Re: Network update anyone?

We're all ears waiting to know what has happened to Network television-wise, Andy!
by longtimelurker
Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs [Network]
Replies: 9
Views: 1860

Re: PR: Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs [Network]

I remember the series. It's nice to see Network actually releasing some archive television again!
by longtimelurker
Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Anderson in the 70's
Replies: 65
Views: 6643

Re: Anderson in the 70's

I seem to think some of these more adult episodes were shown in London in a late slot for the first time sometime after the bulk of the series had aired too. I think Timelash and The Long Sleep were as I can recall them turning up after 11pm and thinking it would just be repeats of ones I had alread...
by longtimelurker
Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Night Thoughts
Replies: 14
Views: 2066

Re: Night Thoughts

I'm amazed they even thought to record these as they went out.
by longtimelurker
Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Night Thoughts
Replies: 14
Views: 2066

Re: Night Thoughts

That's quite amazing. Are they all on broadcast tapes or off air? What are the chances of there being an uninterrupted run of such a niche item existing?
by longtimelurker
Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Police 5
Replies: 8
Views: 1295

Re: Police 5

I've got one complete off-air from the mid '80s, taped on a timer recording for something else, as I used to greatly over-estimate my settings just in case. I wonder how many others are out there in the same way? Just in the one-in-a-million chance that this is the one I'm after, is it from Jan/Feb...