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by stearn
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ATV archive donated to the bfi
Replies: 5
Views: 62

Re: ATV archive donated to the bfi

Have you contacted the BFI? They would be the ones who would be likely to know what they have been given. I doubt they would pass on more information like the condition, but it always a good idea to try the horses mouth first.
by stearn
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??
Replies: 17
Views: 330

Re: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??

Brock wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:44 pm
Quite apart from anything else, everyone knows that Sooty can't speak except by whispering in the puppeteer's ear...
Are you auditioning for a column somewhere?
by stearn
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??
Replies: 17
Views: 330

Re: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??

It is Daily Mail readers that are always accused of living in the past? Perhaps that makes everything current and satirical!
by stearn
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??
Replies: 17
Views: 330

Re: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??

No, not an Eye reader, nor a Mail reader either. As he has been a columnist for a while I'm sure the Mail readership will have spotted it was tongue in cheek immediately. I was aware of Brown (1966 and all that immediately sprung to mind) but haven't listened to his more recent series.
by stearn
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??
Replies: 17
Views: 330

Re: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??

Was it really satire? It seemed more like schoolboy humour to me. Perhaps satirical standards have dropped and we can expect a lot more like filler this. With fake news most definitely at the forefront these days, and research only being cursory in many cases, I would have thought any publication wo...
by stearn
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??
Replies: 17
Views: 330

Re: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??

A single stop, but the original Uxbridge station was replaced with the current one and the track alignment disappeared under sidings - possibly an interesting half hour programme if anyone wished to make it. It being a short run is not obvious to anyone who isn't local or who has an interest in rail...
by stearn
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??
Replies: 17
Views: 330

Re: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??

"On ITV at peak time on a Saturday"?

As has been said, an obvious April Fools article that someone launched early.
by stearn
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Poirot
Replies: 21
Views: 3230

Re: Poirot

Thanks Andrew. Bought.
by stearn
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Charlotte Cornwell 26 April 1949 - 16 January 2021
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Charlotte Cornwell 26 April 1949 - 16 January 2021

Rock Follies, obviously, and much more. Her name came up in a thread elsewhere and the name was familiar, but not the face, so I googled and read the Wikipedia. The first I knew of her death.

Obit from the Graun: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radi ... l-obituary
by stearn
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: Issues with PMs (Private Messges)
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Issues with PMs (Private Messges)

Can you try clearing your browser cache [ctrl+F5]? [update] It appears there is a cookie/cache issue more generally in the last couple of months. Often this is attributed to Chrome/Android phone users, but as that is the largest browser market and there are a few reports on Firefox and Opera, it is ...
by stearn
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: Issues with PMs (Private Messges)
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Issues with PMs (Private Messges)

Thanks DoubleM for giving me details - I'll see what I can do. PMs have been working for me even though I suspected that there were some issues with others. Although admins can sign in as other users (to view the board as they do, so supposedly see any issues they are experiencing) it doesn't extend...
by stearn
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'
Replies: 32
Views: 3103

Re: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'

If you are having problems with the PMs can you let me know - open a new thread - as I can try to investigate. Admin have no way to check or tinker with individual users PMs so I can only test out using a dummy account. That isn't necessarily the same as normal use so it is difficult to spot any ope...
by stearn
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Royal Family' leaked
Replies: 15
Views: 1193

Re: 'Royal Family' leaked

I'd read make available as release commercially in some form
by stearn
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: Members past and present
Replies: 19
Views: 7470

Re: Members past and present

I've just heard back that your email had been received but into the spam folder. Look out for a reply!
by stearn
Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Royal Family' leaked
Replies: 15
Views: 1193

Re: 'Royal Family' leaked

Home schooling is taking it's toll! B+, I must try harder!
by stearn
Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Royal Family' leaked
Replies: 15
Views: 1193

Re: 'Royal Family' leaked

But BBC 1 & 2 were both in colour at Christmas 1969? Across the whole country? I thought there were still regions that only got BBC1 in black and white and the coverage of BBC2 was still smaller than BBC1. I'll have to dig through the Handbooks as perhaps it was just colour production facilities th...
by stearn
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Royal Family' leaked
Replies: 15
Views: 1193

Re: 'Royal Family' leaked

Elizabeth R does ring a bell. It'll be on Genome and IIRC the edition of RT used the Coronation photo on the cover. It was a myth yeas ago that Royal material was locked away in a special cupboard. I actually asked the Head of Sound Archives if this was true, but it wasn't. There are certainly restr...
by stearn
Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Royal Family' leaked
Replies: 15
Views: 1193

Re: 'Royal Family' leaked

It continues to do the rounds. I have posted this elsewhere: A 110min slot when originally broadcast in June 1969 with a 2 minute interval, it was a 105min slot when re-broadcast on BBC1 and 2 simultaneously on Christmas day that year*. The repeat on New Years day on BBC1 was 105min, as was the repe...
by stearn
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ATV and the 1970-71 Colour Strike.
Replies: 57
Views: 10649

Re: ATV and the 1970-71 Colour Strike.

I've only just had a chance to have a dig about and a newspaper listing says: An ITV Playhouse presentation about Sue, a television production assistant, who has just returned from South Africa and a documentary assignment on Soweto. The experience has affected her deeply. She has nightmares and won...
by stearn
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ATV and the 1970-71 Colour Strike.
Replies: 57
Views: 10649

Re: ATV and the 1970-71 Colour Strike.

Aren't there some Blue Peters that are telerecordings into the 80s? I'm sure someone has mentioned that here before, obviously BBC, not ATV, and Biddy played by her own rules, but I imagine if the facilities still existed, they could be used. Was that ITV Playhouse sold overseas? Was it a case of ke...
by stearn
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: Members past and present
Replies: 19
Views: 7470

Re: Members past and present

PMs do work, but I don't know how often he is visiting. His email address was working the last time I needed to contact him. It may just be a case of waiting.
by stearn
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Are We Living In A Golden Age Of Archive Television?"
Replies: 8
Views: 1082

Re: "Are We Living In A Golden Age Of Archive Television?"

Another running joke was that Tim didn't get any work outside clue, which obviously wasn't true. There was one round - famous peoples answerphone messages - with TBT's - "Hi, this is Tim Brooke-Taylor, whatever it is, I'll do it!" The Goodies was one of the first things I managed to get taped off of...
by stearn
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Are We Living In A Golden Age Of Archive Television?"
Replies: 8
Views: 1082

Re: "Are We Living In A Golden Age Of Archive Television?"

BBC.co.uk/programmes picks up where Genome ends - that is why it ends with the last edition of 2009. /programmes was started around the middle of 2007, although it didn't cover everything then. By the start of 2010, all the channels were present and being populated with data, so there was no point i...
by stearn
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Are We Living In A Golden Age Of Archive Television?"
Replies: 8
Views: 1082

Re: "Are We Living In A Golden Age Of Archive Television?"

If only there was a database of Radio Times listings going up to a decade ago when the BBC started publishing their schedules online
by stearn
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Michael Apted (1941 - 2021)
Replies: 15
Views: 1719

Re: Michael Apted (1941 - 2021)

My apologies for not reading your posts fully. I thought it might be fun to add the TV Times listing from World in Action, and my comment about following it up was more to do with when someone thought there was mileage in another, possibly from ratings/reception, rather than it ever being considered...
by stearn
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Michael Apted (1941 - 2021)
Replies: 15
Views: 1719

Re: Michael Apted (1941 - 2021)

fatcat wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:44 pm
I thought it started as just another episode of World in Action and at the time a series had not even been thought about..
You're quite right about the origin, I don't know whether there were any plans immediately to follow it up though.

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by stearn
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Michael Apted (1941 - 2021)
Replies: 15
Views: 1719

Re: Michael Apted (1941 - 2021)

Considering Windrush, that is less than I would have expected for non-whites. Obviously not all settled in the area, and Windrush was a major influx so had to be processed in a prepared place, later arrivals were spread out more. When I was at secondary school, there were two black boys and one Chin...
by stearn
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Basil Moss (1935-2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: Basil Moss (1935-2020)

And just because I could locate the image quickly, here is a still from the Radio Times picture library nicely showing the Waggoners Walk road sign crudely tied over the top of a City of Westminster one.

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by stearn
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Tanya Roberts (1955-2021)
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: Tanya Roberts (1955-2021)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-55528352

Yes, it seems less 'A View To a Kill' and more 'You Only Live Twice' or 'Die Another Day'.