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by DuncanS
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Hackers and Humphreys All
Replies: 12
Views: 1884

Re: Hackers and Humphreys All

The BBC used to release TV soundtracks of comedy shows for home entertainment - about 20 years ago I knew every line in Blackadder 2 as I had it on tape and played it incessantly on journeys.

As mentioned above, the visual gags fell flat but the scripts held fast.
by DuncanS
Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 201231

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

Magnificent - the best episode they have done in years.
by DuncanS
Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Would Dennis Potter have accepted a CBE / OBE ?
Replies: 4
Views: 832

Re: Would Dennis Potter have accepted a CBE / OBE ?

Blocking Cilla from an honour, I just actually gained some respect for the Blair government.
by DuncanS
Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network DVD's in Poundland
Replies: 27
Views: 3854

Re: Network DVD's in Poundland

...and The Goodies At LWT. Thanks, hope this turns up at the Edinburgh or Dundee stores! Work in Stirling so nipped into the one there at lunchtime yesterday as The Goodies is the one I want and they had Spitting Image and Paul Merton but nowt else, the ones they had were in amongst the rest of the...
by DuncanS
Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Saint starring Adam Raynor
Replies: 6
Views: 1220

Re: The Saint starring Adam Raynor

As far as I know, yes.

Nobody picked it up- ITV are currently attempting to put together a new version, with a new script and new Saint.
by DuncanS
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Great Canal Journeys
Replies: 12
Views: 2261

Re: Great Canal Journeys

They just missed my house! Thought I was going to get my manky backyard on C4 :)

If you thought the Falkirk tunnel looked nasty then you should try walking it - always put your umbrella up before entering.
by DuncanS
Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thunderbirds (2015) First viewing
Replies: 110
Views: 11316

Re: Thunderbirds (2015) First viewing

...and after 1965? Certainly round here the Anderson shows were morning/afternoon filler for school holidays. Until the 1990s BBC2 reruns the Anderson shows appear to have been seen as children's shows, even the later Terrahawks first run was relegated to a pre-Bullseye Sunday afternoon slot, and as...
by DuncanS
Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Avengers - To be repeated
Replies: 90
Views: 11090

Re: The Avengers - To be repeated

Personally The Avengers isnt must see or indeed must be owned TV, its something to dip into if there is nothing else on rather than something to have on the shelf to be watched as and when.
by DuncanS
Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Avengers - To be repeated
Replies: 90
Views: 11090

Re: The Avengers - To be repeated

So....tonight's episode ("Death's Door") had last nights episode's ("Return of the Cybernauts") end credits on. Must be the work of a diabolical mastermind.! The Master Minds the other night certainly didnt have the correct end credits - when Bernard Archard is the main on screen villain for most o...
by DuncanS
Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Almost cast' actors
Replies: 76
Views: 9667

Re: 'Almost cast' actors

The unavailability of Alun Armstrong made Alan Plater rewrite his Get Lost sequel and eventually ended up with James Bolam and Barbara Flynn playing the leads in some sort of trilogy,
by DuncanS
Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 201231

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

To be honest though out of the 8 million people or so who would have seen the episodes less than 1000 will actually care about these so called plotholes - I mean the show has destroyed Atlantis three times but I dont see demonstrations on the street.
by DuncanS
Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2155

Re: BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014

Does the Radio Times still carry the coupon for me to submit my choices on? ;)
by DuncanS
Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Hancock
Replies: 22
Views: 2668

Re: Hancock

I thought The Matador was brilliant, still hysterical 50 years on. The Newspaper wasnt so good.
by DuncanS
Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 201231

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

I've thought the last 2 episodes have really shown how the format of the show can be stretched - first off a heist movie and then a romcom with added alien killing machine and the Doctor in the Robert De Niro circa Meet the Parents role. They have been really entertaining and the best episodes of th...
by DuncanS
Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 201231

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

brigham wrote:
Has there actually been a stand-alone episode since Ecclestone departed?
Tooth and Claw
The Girl in the Fireplace
The Idiots Lantern
The Satan Pit/ The Impossible Planet
Love and Monsters
Fear Her

....all off the top of my head from just the first year after Ecclestone (sic) departed
by DuncanS
Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: What I learned about London from '24'
Replies: 33
Views: 3279

Re: What I learned about London from '24'

One of my favourit bits of disjointed location filming is the death of Christopher Eccleston in Cracker . Filmed in Manchester, he gets stabbed in Safeway (now Morrisons) in Chorlton but manages to stagger all the way to Levenshulme before he finally expires. See, we these issues in the North too. ...
by DuncanS
Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Live Aid BBC Coverage
Replies: 37
Views: 3577

Re: Live Aid BBC Coverage

Simon36 wrote: That was in the second part of the BBC documentary Live Aid: Against All Odds and Rockin' All Over the World. Very good it was too.
Are those the ones where rather oddly Annabel Giles keeps on slagging off Geldof for having stolen all of the ideas (and better performing slot) from Midge Ure?