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by stearn
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 47
Views: 1125

Re: Is it all over....?

Radio, granddad? R4X has certainly opened up the archive to a newer generation, but those listening to radio, I would think, are a different mindset to those who only consume via their phones and are more likely to be looking at TikTok. It may just be me, but I have felt that there was more discussi...
by stearn
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Burke Special"
Replies: 13
Views: 332

Re: "The Burke Special"

This is the entry in the Radio Times for the Genome link above.
As you can see, the caption for the picture asks the question, "Is the Earth a giant recording?"

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by stearn
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1975 EEC referendum
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: 1975 EEC referendum

I think I'm correct in saying that the referendum results programme was repeated on BBC Parliament. If so, you might find some snippets on the web. I don't remember recording it otherwise I'd take a look.
by stearn
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 47
Views: 1125

Re: Is it all over....?

I didn't realise you had to chose to pigeonhole yourself as interested in contemporary or archive TV as the dividing line is always blurred and moving! I suppose the premise of the thread was covering programmes that you can't just record yourself now. It is interesting though, that most of the cont...
by stearn
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 47
Views: 1125

Re: Is it all over....?

On a per series basis, unless it is a real biggie and you can offer something new that people will spend money on and double or even, perhaps, triple dip on, it isn't going to be worth the effort. Didn't Network have a blanket deal with ITV meaning that they could release pretty much anything they c...
by stearn
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Was there racism in Hancock's Half Hour?
Replies: 17
Views: 615

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

The race issue doesn't seem to be something that was ever addressed in Galton and Simpson's scripts. I don't know whether they deliberately avoided it, or it was just something they weren't interested in. It's quite remarkable in a way. It might well have been totally unconscious, and they never ne...
by stearn
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: Members past and present
Replies: 15
Views: 1269

Re: Members past and present

Not quite the same as what I meant. I have experienced people suck gbs of data from a torrent site and suddenly pitch themselves as a researcher (and wanting to swap material, compare notes etc.) In fact, the reason I am involved with this forum is because my site had been cut and paste onto another...
by stearn
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: Members past and present
Replies: 15
Views: 1269

Re: Members past and present

So true. I gave up researching for my own site for two reasons. The first was the content was just ripped off and passed off by others as theirs, and the second was review copies of things like DVDs, books, and audio dried up overnight, with the emphasis on promotion through social media. Without th...
by stearn
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 1996

Re: He never said that...

I suspect the web page was written after the initial broadcast and to promote the repeat a year later. There is no date on the page and nothing to suggest that is the case, but let's be generous.
by stearn
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 1996

Re: He never said that...

That was the last tx date. Genome has 3: 6 Jun 2004, 14 Aug 2004 and then 8 Aug 2005.
by stearn
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 1996

Re: He never said that...

Thanks Mark, I'd missed that, but I was looking for a B&WMS not something under another name. Genome doesn't suggest a recent repeat but there was a Black and White Minstrel Show revisited in 2004. I vaguely remember watching that, but don't remember too much about it and didn't record it. Was Lenny...
by stearn
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 1996

Re: He never said that...

Interestingly, having looked at RT now, it appears that they did take the blackface off before the Music, Music, Music series but wore masks (wearing masks won't catch on!). Although there are detailed breakdowns of what was going to appear in each show, there is no mention of masks in the September...
by stearn
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: Members past and present
Replies: 15
Views: 1269

Re: Members past and present

He also wrote an excellent biography of Ken Dodd last year and is working on his next book.
by stearn
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 1996

Re: He never said that...

I was aware of that - the show and the fact it was a one off - but by then they'd been on air for 10 years and it was nearly 15 years since the troupe at Douglas had switched over. There must have been something in the audience research that suggested it wouldn't have a(n immediate) future if they d...
by stearn
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 1996

Re: He never said that...

Perhaps. It is interesting to note the reference to 1951 and Hastings as I am sure they found the same entry via the British Newspaper Archive. Whilst there was some controversy about Uncle Mack's Minstrels use of the jetty at Broadstairs (as they had done for many years) in 1937, when the chair's c...
by stearn
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 1996

Re: He never said that...

"Stage presentations from TV shows are now becoming a regular part of variety..." - The Scotsman , May 17th 1960 That suggests that they were rather commoner around that time than has been suggested so far? I saw that and wondered what they were referring to. If I get time I might go through The Sc...
by stearn
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 1996

Re: He never said that...

There are references to 'Black and White Minstrels' in the period between the war and the late 50s when the TV series started. This one from the Liverpool Echo (22 Dec 55) is reminiscing about Christmas concerts: The affair began with a concert in the billiard hall. where there was a stage. Among ma...
by stearn
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 1996

Re: He never said that...

Link corrected
by stearn
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 1996

Re: He never said that...

http://www.sarnold.co.uk/mc/B&WMStour60.jpg The above is from The Stage 11 Aug 1960 and is a collection of press cuttings - it is a link rather than a displayed image as it is a full page and rather large. The centre one is dated 29 April 1960 and is from the Bristol Evening World. So that confirms...
by stearn
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 1996

Re: He never said that...

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by stearn
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 1996

Re: He never said that...

Harry Pepper and his Gay White Coons, was on TV when it first launched in 1936. The TV Supplements are available on my website www.radiotimesarchive.com or via the BBC (who host the same material, that I digitised and supplied), but Genome has some search results for them. I can't remember if there ...
by stearn
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 1996

Re: He never said that...

Excellent. I think that tops the lot. Googling, I'm pretty sure I have the theatre programme lurking somewhere, but I was amused to see that there was a stage version of Sykes with Eric, Hattie and Derek Guyler from 1977. Mike and Bernie Winters were in Big Night out in Aug 66, obviously cashing in ...
by stearn
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 1996

Re: He never said that...

It wasn't an issue. I was merely observing that minstrels went back ages, in the same way that The Good Old Days was a hark back to music hall. It is, in all probability, the first TV show to transfer back to the stage and cash in on popularity, but a much easier transfer than something that was cre...
by stearn
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 1996

Re: He never said that...

The Avengers was made into a stage play in 1971 with Simon Oates as Steed. I knew it would eventually come back to me, but I was stuck on it being a comedy. This pre-date both Dad's Army and The Carry On franchise, but not the B&WMS, but is a definite created for TV series that had a stage version r...
by stearn
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 1996

Re: He never said that...

No, I don't actually, but I found him to be fine when he had time to script something, or use someone else's scripts, but don't recall him being known for off-the-cuff stuff. [corrections and clarifications: What I meant above was I never listened to The News Quiz until Simon Hoggart was in the chai...
by stearn
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 1996

Re: He never said that...

Brock, I wasn't disputing the stage was based on, and cashed in on the name of, the TV series, but Minstrel shows had been around for some considerable time so my point was they were not anything new. Python was a TV show first, then a stage show afterwards, so I was trying to think of others in a s...
by stearn
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 1996

Re: He never said that...

[first TV show to transfer to the stage] I couldn't tell you. Only that it wasn't Python. I'm going to go with The Black and White Minstrel Show , which transferred to the Victoria Palace Theatre in 1962. Any advance on that? Minstrel stage shows were nothing new though, the TV show name would have...
by stearn
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 1996

Re: He never said that...

Are they actually credited with creating it, or is it just one of those phrases that is easily identifiable? I've always assumed the latter, and was rather surprised when it was misquoted on glass in TC, the home of BBC television. Balham, Gateway to the South, is another that is identified with Sel...
by stearn
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 1996

Re: He never said that...

But I bet that goes back even further into music hall comedy acts.
by stearn
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 1996

Re: He never said that...

Few research properly even when they really need to, and the requirement of at least two independent citations for something to be accurate goes out the window. When someone posts it incorrectly to Wikipedia and everyone else takes it as fact (even if it is later amended/corrected). Bob Holness was ...