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by thebeekeeper
Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops 1980
Replies: 138
Views: 17767

Re: Top of the Pops 1980

Orientals not this weeks acceptable term then? ( Perhaps I should have said "people of far eastern origin"). Orientals is easier and I don't acknowledge PC when I don't have to There's a post on another forum that shows the caption that Warner include with their historical cartoons which sums it up ...
by thebeekeeper
Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops 1980
Replies: 138
Views: 17767

Re: Top of the Pops 1980

Kids and people in general have always been mocked by some for any and all their differences and that will never change regardless of how PC society tries to be. I would have thought that if anything had changed it was that people were more accepting of differences but pointing them out shouldn't be...
by thebeekeeper
Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops 1980
Replies: 138
Views: 17767

Re: Top of the Pops 1980

Don't see that as hypocritical or inconsistent. "Fuck" was allowed under certain circumstances, although rarely if ever on BBC1 but The Barron Knights was no big deal. I don't see the problem with this "slitty eyes" things at all. Orientals do tend to have the slitty eye appearance so why is it so b...
by thebeekeeper
Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: No BBC1+1 After All
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

No BBC1+1 After All

So the BBC Trust rejects the idea of a BBC1+1 channel because it's likely to mean less profits for ITV and C5.
I thought the BBC Trust was there to look after the BBC, not protect the competition.
While I don't often use +1 channels their reason for scrapping the idea seems very strange
by thebeekeeper
Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Tom Grattan's War (1968-70)
Replies: 5
Views: 997

Re: Tom Grattan's War (1968-70)

I bought this series a good few years ago but have yet to watch it beyond the first few minutes. Your piece has definitely fired me up to watch it properly. It's credentials are great. Your piece mentions The Flaxton Boys ( coming soon from Network). That was VT wasn't it? Film inserts I expect thou...
by thebeekeeper
Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops 1980
Replies: 138
Views: 17767

Re: Top of the Pops 1980

Which only goes to indicate that some parts of society might not have the brains to watch things in the context of when they were made.

Is a 1am BBC4 audience classed as mainstream?
by thebeekeeper
Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops 1980
Replies: 138
Views: 17767

Re: Top of the Pops 1980

Daltreys comment would have been no more jarring than his 70's style "dolly bird" comments about Legs & Co but that was left in. Give them time... I think the BBC agree that so called "sexism" is pretty unimportant . The DJ's often make comments about Legs & Co so I suspect it's not practical to ed...
by thebeekeeper
Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops 1980
Replies: 138
Views: 17767

Re: Top of the Pops 1980

The BBC left in Jilted John and Quantum Leap both with what might be considered "homophobic" lyrics and have previously said they would not edit the shows when they were questioned about removing Glitter and King. A shame they concern themselves with the opinions of The Daily Mail but I guess we''ll...
by thebeekeeper
Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops 1980
Replies: 138
Views: 17767

Re: Top of the Pops 1980

In the documentary, we had the benefit of a commentator from today telling us that Roger Daltry was being horrifically homophobic before we heard him. In a simple repeat of the show, either the continuity announcer has to warn viewers to expect offensive language, or there will probably be criticis...
by thebeekeeper
Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops 1980
Replies: 138
Views: 17767

Re: Top of the Pops 1980

I can't stand this faux-naivety that Roger Daltrey saying 'Watch yer backs!' to the Village People somehow wouldn't have been jarring in that timeslot and context. Yes but I seem to recall you were also pro-censorship when they edited The Barron Knights out so we know how you view the show. Some wa...
by thebeekeeper
Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Unreleased Southern series on Talking Pictures
Replies: 18
Views: 2829

Re: Unreleased Southern series on Talking Pictures

The frequency data on the TP site doesn't match the frequency I'm currently using - but I can't recall offhand what that is. I think Lyngsat is where I go to find the details and on there it looks like TP may be using more than one frequency. http://www.lyngsat.com/tvchannels/uk/Talking-Pictures-TV....
by thebeekeeper
Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Man From UNCLE Season 1 [Warner]
Replies: 25
Views: 2906

Re: The Man From UNCLE Season 1 [Warner]

Actually a few years before BBC2 showed most of the colour episodes Bravo showed 26 episodes from the first series while they were still a cable only channel. Unfortunately Bravo just bought a package of 26 seemingly unaware that just 3 more would have allowed them to show the first season complete...
by thebeekeeper
Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Residual Rights in British Television
Replies: 75
Views: 7529

Re: Residual Rights in British Television

The Comedy Channel was separate - I can't recall how long it was before it started but I saw it as a peace offering for BSB viewers who had specifically gone for that service to see the archive programming that Sky were not allowed to show and they wouldn't have been able to use the BSB deal as tha...
by thebeekeeper
Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Residual Rights in British Television
Replies: 75
Views: 7529

Re: Residual Rights in British Television

Julian K wrote:
thebeekeeper wrote:Is it a big deal if the poster was previously known under another name?
It might be, if they'd previously been banned from the forum.

Don't you agree, Nigel?
Is that supposed to be a clever post? Your first in 9 months. Well worth your visit
by thebeekeeper
Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Residual Rights in British Television
Replies: 75
Views: 7529

Re: Residual Rights in British Television

Did the Equity deal truly disappear that quickly? Would they have had something as far-sighted as a 'change-of-control' type clause in place at that time? ISTR that was at least part of the reason why the merged company became 'British Sky Broadcasting' so as to retain the necessary BSB initials fo...
by thebeekeeper
Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Residual Rights in British Television
Replies: 75
Views: 7529

Re: Residual Rights in British Television

not forgetting the buzz around UK Gold and even the BSB repeats a couple of years earlier ( for which Equity agreed a totally separate and unique deal that was voided the day of the merger with Sky) Did the Equity deal truly disappear that quickly? Would they have had something as far-sighted as a ...
by thebeekeeper
Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Residual Rights in British Television
Replies: 75
Views: 7529

Re: Residual Rights in British Television

Kolchak got a repeat on BBC2 in the early 90s though - that was where I discovered it. I caught one or two on Central in the 80's - I think they were the only ones that showed some. When it arrived on BBC2 it was with the first 10 episodes hidden in the Mystery Train series with the end titles chop...
by thebeekeeper
Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Residual Rights in British Television
Replies: 75
Views: 7529

Re: Residual Rights in British Television

NBC Superchannel was not very good although we Brits were still so starved of classic tv repeats I got excited about being able to record Bonanza from Superchannel on my motorised dish ( that I still have).
Well annoyed that the Superchannel repeats of Kolchak had ended by the time I could get it
by thebeekeeper
Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Residual Rights in British Television
Replies: 75
Views: 7529

Re: Residual Rights in British Television

I don't think any of the so called pan european channels made much of an attempt to attract non English speakers. In the days of Sky Channel the closest they got were some adverts in Dutch but I can't recall seeing any foreign programmes. Presumably subtitles were offered on text.
by thebeekeeper
Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Residual Rights in British Television
Replies: 75
Views: 7529

Re: Residual Rights in British Television

I think the " we don't have to ask anybody" before a repeat does not apply to BBC1 , BBC2, ITV , C4 or C5. Has that changed? Last I heard BBC2 even had to get permission from Cleese to make the edit to The Germans episode of Fawlty Towers. Superchannel was a Pan European channel though rather than a...
by thebeekeeper
Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 40% off 1,600 Network DVDs.Ends July 3rd.
Replies: 19
Views: 3442

Re: 40% off 1,600 Network DVDs.Ends July 3rd.

I've not looked at the order but I would say if it doesn't match with the production order or the ATV order then I would check Thames next who held the show back for a year waiting for colour. Network usually put the airdate on the guide on the back cover so that might be a clue as to which region t...
by thebeekeeper
Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Wild Wild West
Replies: 7
Views: 1286

Re: The Wild Wild West

What time the show aired was very much dependant on what region you were in.
Many viewers were still getting repeats of the show , usually on Thursday afternoons in the mid 70's while some other regions never saw the show in the 70's at all
by thebeekeeper
Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Residual Rights in British Television
Replies: 75
Views: 7529

Re: Residual Rights in British Television

Planned BBC2 repeats of Robin of Sherwood were scrapped over repeat fees? I read a book years ago about Goldcrest, the company who made it. It said that the actors were paid extra on the condition that they received no future royalties for international sales and repeats. Was the book wrong about t...
by thebeekeeper
Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Man From UNCLE Season 1 [Warner]
Replies: 25
Views: 2906

Re: The Man From UNCLE Season 1 [Warner]

While I have seen most of the colour episodes from the time they were shown on BBC2 in the 90s, I haven't seen most of S1, which is all B+W. The only way of doing so was to buy the videos that came out with 2 episodes per tape. These included 'The Project Strigas Affair' (with Shatner and Nimoy pre...
by thebeekeeper
Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Man From UNCLE Season 1 [Warner]
Replies: 25
Views: 2906

Re: The Man From UNCLE Season 1 [Warner]

Actually a few years before BBC2 showed most of the colour episodes Bravo showed 26 episodes from the first series while they were still a cable only channel. Unfortunately Bravo just bought a package of 26 seemingly unaware that just 3 more would have allowed them to show the first season complete....
by thebeekeeper
Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Residual Rights in British Television
Replies: 75
Views: 7529

Re: Residual Rights in British Television

I'm going back to the articles in Broadcast when the Equity deal was announced but this was around 17 years ago. At the time it was specifically said that the power of veto had been removed unless it was part of the original contract. Well I must admit surprise to this - it seems astonishing to me ...
by thebeekeeper
Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Residual Rights in British Television
Replies: 75
Views: 7529

Re: Residual Rights in British Television

Isn't the big name 'veto' from the likes of Shaw or David Jason more a gentleman's agreement whereby the broadcaster wants them for a new series and would rather bow to the suggestion of not repeating old stuff (for whatever reason) to get them on board for the new project. Anyone actually preventi...
by thebeekeeper
Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Man From UNCLE Season 1 [Warner]
Replies: 25
Views: 2906

Re: The Man From UNCLE Season 1 [Warner]

This is one of the few US series I am interested in getting on DVD, I only have the Movie compilations box set. About time there was a r2 release, didn't know the US boxset was dual region. The UK movie set only has 5 of the 8 movies . The US set has all 8 but is an over priced Warner Archive relea...
by thebeekeeper
Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Residual Rights in British Television
Replies: 75
Views: 7529

Re: Residual Rights in British Television

I'm going back to the articles in Broadcast when the Equity deal was announced but this was around 17 years ago. At the time it was specifically said that the power of veto had been removed unless it was part of the original contract. I've not seen any contracts either but that does sound logical ba...
by thebeekeeper
Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Residual Rights in British Television
Replies: 75
Views: 7529

Re: Residual Rights in British Television

I hear what you say but any actor could block a screening simply by saying they didn't want it repeated. It wouldn't matter what the fee was, if they didn't want it seen again they could just say they were not interested. In the case of Martin Shaw , money was his excuse in The Professionals documen...