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by stearn
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: A Family at War - The War Office Regrets - strike action
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: A Family at War - The War Office Regrets - strike action

The newspapers basically say there were no technical staff on site from around 7am, so there was no recording at and no playout from Granada at all, and the IBA had a caption card on screen for that area. I had hoped to at least find out what Thames broadcast, but the Reading evening paper mentions ...
by stearn
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Original Jackanory props
Replies: 13
Views: 341

Re: Original Jackanory props

It's not that Rory. Narrated by Martin Jarvis, it has illustrations and it is a standard writing desk and study background set - no coins to be seen.
by stearn
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: A Family at War - The War Office Regrets - strike action
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: A Family at War - The War Office Regrets - strike action

The Coventry Evening Telegraph reported that the Midlands region would see and edition of The Saint instead of A Family At War
by stearn
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Roy Hudd 1936 - 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Roy Hudd 1936 - 2020

He always said it was his gran taking him regularly to the theatre to see the turns that was the basis for everything
by stearn
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 812

Re: More popular outside their region of production

doubleM wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:40 pm
...than Birmingham would have been.
Didn't Telly Savalas love the place?

The BFI Channel has a clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87jKAP5-ht0
by stearn
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 812

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Not ITV, I admit, but I was thinking of Grayson and the Generation Game, Wogan for, well, Wogan, and Andrews for This is Your Life, and all were London based, although further along their careers, and not, as you say, exclusively London. The studio location, whilst a hangover, wasn't necessarily som...
by stearn
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 812

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Eamonn Andrews, Terry Wogan, Larry Grayson are others that spring to mind when Harty was mentioned. When a broadcaster is good at their job, does it matter where they come from? I suspect some of the reasoning for the London companies picking up regional talent was because London had more job opport...
by stearn
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 812

Re: More popular outside their region of production

The Jasper Carrott Audience with.. shows were early 1978 (Jan-Mar), but he had been on Radio 1 in Apr 1976 in Jasper Carrotts (My) Top Twelve, so presumably had other shows in the Midlands before and after this, but it was probably Funky Moped that gave him the national exposure in the Summer of 197...
by stearn
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 812

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Anglia showed a series of Mr & Mrs starting in October 1969 (at 8pm), but Thames/LWT were showing Strange Report from 7.30pm. I don't have an Anglia edition of TVT from that time to see who the production company were. Border were showing it the same day, but half hour earlier, and Harlech had finis...
by stearn
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 812

Re: More popular outside their region of production

I'm far more bothered about his behaviour than Robin's. With respect, that is the moderators job. And to be fair, Brigham only put into words what others may be thinking (certainly, I'm guilty there). Robin has form, not just here, but, just like I wouldn't ban Robin or remove/edit his posts unless...
by stearn
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 812

Re: More popular outside their region of production

(1) You gave no indication that your post was a response to the original post. Your response came directly after mine and did not quote from any other post, so I naturally assumed that it was a comment on my post. How was I supposed to guess otherwise? Odd, as I thought it directed at me because of...
by stearn
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 812

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Pointing out someone is back, isn't exactly unhelpful, nor can I see how it might have offended anyone. Robin does have issues, and whilst this shouldn't make any difference to those posting here, his tendency to take a perfectly rational observation/question and hijack it to shoe-horn into his hobb...
by stearn
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 812

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Juswuh wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:04 pm
Crossroads was on for years before it was shown all across ITV.
There were catch up editions with narration over someone knitting to bring the transmission into line. BigCentreTV broadcast Crossroads while they were on the air.
by stearn
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 812

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Brock wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:41 am
Sale of the Century?
Yes. Looking at Wikipedia it seems the first series was Anglia only. For some reason I thought that was one of the handful of Anglia produced programmes that was networked from the start.
by stearn
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 812

Re: More popular outside their region of production

In a nutshell, 'It's amazing how many Regional ITV programmes became popular across the whole Network'. Simple, and without the bigotry. And subtly wrong. Just because a programme was made by a regional company (it had to be made by someone and ITV was a collection of regions) doesn't mean it was a...
by stearn
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 812

Re: More popular outside their region of production

The examples that were originally given weren't made for the region, they just happened to be made by a regional franchise, and were based on books. They would have been purely commercial decisions (although I suspect there was also an eye on awards). I think there is a big distinction between simpl...
by stearn
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 812

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Even if the viewing figures do bear out his assertions, I'm not sure what his argument actually is when they were made for the network and not for their franchise audience. If it was a regional programme, a sort of "eh, up, where's me whippet" that had a huge following at Channel, but no-one in Gran...
by stearn
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Frances Cuka 1936-2020
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Frances Cuka 1936-2020

And the Guardian can't even spell her name right in the photo caption!
by stearn
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 812

Re: More popular outside their region of production

But was anywhere actually like the realm of Jeeves and Wooster? The four prestige Granada productions you mention were all based on books, so their popularity would have already been a known quantity. Produced for network transmission, it would have come down to which of the big five wanted to make ...
by stearn
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: "Whacko"
Replies: 20
Views: 517

Re: "Whacko"

I notice from Laughterlog, there are a fair few scripts surviving for "Whacko!", Ian mentions one he has of the Radio series, comparing them to the recordings might be interesting. I'd hazard a guess that all (or nearly all) scripts would exist at Caversham in some form, but those would be what had...
by stearn
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: "Whacko"
Replies: 20
Views: 517

Re: "Whacko"

Funnily enough, I was thinking about the front pages of scripts today and their reliability for tx information. Having seen a fair number (cataloguing the Monkhouse papers alone), quite a percentage would have amendments in pencil, either where the intended cast changed at the last minute, or a tx d...
by stearn
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Two Ronnies sketch
Replies: 24
Views: 533

Re: Two Ronnies sketch

Basildon has played up to some of the cliche. This appeared some years ago, and has been updated with the 7@ on the end more recently. The Festival Leisure park is also locally known as Bas Vegas.

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by stearn
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Two Ronnies sketch
Replies: 24
Views: 533

Re: Two Ronnies sketch

Balham. Quite right, written for Third Division (or Some Vulgar Fractions) on the Third Programme in 1949. Incidentally, the Northern Line wasn't call that until 1937, being the City and South London Railway beforehand, but Mornington Crescent Station opened 30 years prior to that. The Camden Palace...
by stearn
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Two Ronnies sketch
Replies: 24
Views: 533

Re: Two Ronnies sketch

Apart from the Dagenham dialogues (With Dud from Dagenham) I associate Pete and Dud with Neasden. Whether either lived there, or just thought the rhythm of the name funny, I don't know. Marty Feldman used names of areas he was familiar with - the Balls Pond Road, Clissold Park (for the 5 part Clisso...
by stearn
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: New format
Replies: 36
Views: 900

Re: New format

Yep, and I deleted my reply as it looked a bit odd! It did prompt me to knocking the next thing off my 'to do' list and do a mass mail shot to all members. We've moved back to the original domain name. The old board has been removed and the home page and board home have both had pages to this effect...
by stearn
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: New format
Replies: 36
Views: 900

Re: New format

This looks to be a wider cookie handling issue. When the cookies can't be saved properly a SID is created. I have had issues with my login being remembered between browser sessions and wasn't sure if it was my browser settings or the board. At least I have something more tangible to look into now.
by stearn
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: We've moved - although you might not know it.
Replies: 0
Views: 170

We've moved - although you might not know it.

Yes, the final stage of all the work that has been driving me insane is finally over - the forum has been migrated to the original domain to tidy things up. All the surrounding data has been archived and Mr Wolf can decide what he plans to do with it. Now that it is updated and where it will be stay...
by stearn
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: A question for the TV experts
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: A question for the TV experts

I'd says the context was everything. Made by ITV, is too general for anything pre ITV plc., and even after that, it is most likely to have been made for ITV by an independent. Transmitted on ITV is slightly different as that can go back to the earliest days where programmes were shown on the Network...