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by jeffcv
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Talking Pictures - I wonder why?
Replies: 6
Views: 1353

Re: Talking Pictures - I wonder why?

thanks v much for heads up! When I watched most of it a couple of years ago I missed a 20 minute chunk in the middle, but not much seemed to have happened while I was away!!
by jeffcv
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV
Replies: 25
Views: 4328

Re: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV

The picture quality of yesterday's 1973 colour edition of Sunday Night at the London Palladium was (apart from a second or so) very good indeed, far better than one of the Jimmy Tarbuck black and white mid-sixties ones shown recently. But the sound was atrocious - sounded like a cassette tape being ...
by jeffcv
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV
Replies: 25
Views: 4328

Re: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV

Strange one a couple of weeks back with Pete & Dud as top of the bill - I assume the show went out live and they over-ran, as midway through their song "Goodbye" the ATV caption came up and the programme ended - no credits, no waves from everyone else on the revolving stage!
by jeffcv
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Talking Pictures - I wonder why?
Replies: 6
Views: 1353

Re: Talking Pictures - I wonder why?

I stand corrected! I shall look out for it in future to make a recording. Caught Interlude on TPTV yesterday - John Cleese's cameo in it is marvellous!
by jeffcv
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Talking Pictures - I wonder why?
Replies: 6
Views: 1353

Talking Pictures - I wonder why?

I've lost count of the number of times the Jack Warner film Jigsaw has been on - it's on again this week - perhaps the copyright has expired? Not that it's a bad film, but Smokescreen, with Peter Vaughan, of the same era and also partly set in Brighton, I think has only been on once, and it's just a...
by jeffcv
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: "Arabesque" (1966)
Replies: 3
Views: 741

Re: "Arabesque" (1966)

The nursery rhyme on microdot is borrowed from The Moabite Cypher, (an old story made as part of the Rivals of Sherlock Holmes in 1973)
by jeffcv
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 44
Views: 6703

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

Yes a quirk that (though I am not complaining) because if they don't use the original break then sometimes where the original break was there is a time jump between characters in the same scene which can look puzzling to those unfamiliar to the vagueries of old TV. Another channel showed Callan whi...
by jeffcv
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 44
Views: 6703

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

..thanks, but that's not it - it still only has 2 breaks! Where the breaks used to be you get an almost subliminal caption and/or tiny snatch of the theme, but no ads!
by jeffcv
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 44
Views: 6703

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

Strange that on Talking Pictures the ad breaks are in completely different places- wonder why? (Also noted that in episode 1 of series 2 the second of the 3 actresses to play Mrs VdV turns up in a different role.)
by jeffcv
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: 4 extra slimmed down schedule
Replies: 3
Views: 791

4 extra slimmed down schedule

During the pandemic crisis, the Radio 4 extra announcer occasionally says something to the effect that the schedule has been trimmed down - but in what way? What are the differences?
by jeffcv
Fri May 22, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Breakfast Time
Replies: 1
Views: 548

Breakfast Time

I wonder if this still exists? An interview from the early days of BBC's Breakfast Time in the mid 80s conducted by Guy Michelmore with the late Stephanie Lawrence - she was being rather flirty, making Guy blush, but you could feel the chemistry between them in what was a really good natured, humour...
by jeffcv
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Freddie Jones (1927–2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

Re: Freddie Jones (1927–2019)

as John Steed of course in the Who's Who episode of the Avengers! The Sweeney Todd was rather strange, in that production wasn't it all in his head and his barber wasn't really demonic? (I was remembering it many years ago when I visited a new barber shop in West Wickham which was directly opposite ...
by jeffcv
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Murder of Jill Dando
Replies: 17
Views: 2467

Re: The Murder of Jill Dando

agreed about Barry George, and the Serbia connection was properly explored, which made it considerably better than the BBC programme.
by jeffcv
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Classic Coronation Street error
Replies: 1
Views: 622

Re: Classic Coronation Street error

Digital spy forums answer this one - they skipped two ahead in error with Xmas schedules, so missed an ep, and so as not to repeat the one shown early then stayed one ahead, thereby invalidating EPG settings. & on that subject, using it to record QI, recording stopped a minute early on 2 successive ...
by jeffcv
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Murder of Jill Dando
Replies: 17
Views: 2467

Re: The Murder of Jill Dando

Very unhappy with this programme, it needed an extra half hour for the reasons below. Minor quibble: no mention of her fiance Alan Farthing, although it was briefly mentioned that she was living in Chiswick and not at her old home that she was trying to sell when she was killed. Major gripes: Surely...
by jeffcv
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Fenella Fielding (1927-2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 978

Re: Fenella Fielding (1927-2018)

I have a reference book which incorrectly states that Marty (same surname as Fenella's real one, but not related, although she does have a famous brother) was her sibling.
by jeffcv
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Can't pay? We'll take it away (Channel 5)
Replies: 10
Views: 1993

Re: Can't pay? We'll take it away (Channel 5)

For the past couple of weeks or so , although listed in Radio Times, the Sunday afternoon Five Star repeats haven't been broadcast - however, yesterday it was back but interestingly with the debtors' faces blurred out and their names erased from the soundtrack. Made it far less watchable.
by jeffcv
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Can't pay? We'll take it away (Channel 5)
Replies: 10
Views: 1993

Can't pay? We'll take it away (Channel 5)

I'm curious about something. Occasionally some of the people in the sites visited by the High Court Enforcement agents have their faces blurred, but we get to see the debtors/evictees ranting and raving. Surely they would refuse permission for their faces to be shown, unless they receive a substanti...
by jeffcv
Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Odd misapprehensions
Replies: 125
Views: 11345

Re: Odd misapprehensions

I'm sure hundreds must have thought that both Peter Purves and Peter Duncan were the "Blue" Peter, because I originally thought that Christopher Trace was!
by jeffcv
Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Lord Rix
Replies: 5
Views: 919

Re: Lord Rix

Very sad. Tommy Boyd confessed that he once thought that he was interviewing him about the farces, but in fact it was Terence Alexander that he was speaking to. I can understand the confusion.
by jeffcv
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Men from the Ministry - wonderful timing
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Men from the Ministry - wonderful timing

Today's Radio 4 extra Men from the Ministry was a broadcast quality abridged export version restored to complete length with inserts from a domestic recording - and marvellous that that was so, as one of the small inserts was brilliantly apposite for this week. Due to an obviously improbable mix up ...
by jeffcv
Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Are You Being Served? 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2433

Re: Are You Being Served? 2016

off topic now - actually it's Houndsditch, but the street's name had the first d deliberately missed out in the A-Z as a quick way for Geographers to check if rivals were infringing copyright by simply making facsimiles of their maps (do a web search of trap streets for more info about these tricks ...
by jeffcv
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Dad's Army - A stripe For Frazer (animated)
Replies: 14
Views: 2161

Re: Dad's Army - A stripe For Frazer (animated)

A few plus points for the radio versions though: The final part of Pike's Chariie Chan reference in the radio version of High Finance works rather well, whereas in the TV version's visual aspect would now be regarded as somewhat racist. Everybody's Trucking transformed to involve a performing elepha...
by jeffcv
Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Mike Allen (1942-2015)
Replies: 2
Views: 803

Re: Mike Allen (1942-2015)

Was upset to learn of this on the digital spy radio forum at the weekend - I was a fan of the word quiz on his LBC and then Talk Radio shows that Tony Augarde presented as a guest(indeed I made some contributions to it, and kept in touch with Tony, to whom I've passed on the sad news.)
by jeffcv
Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Sounds of the Sixties
Replies: 3
Views: 874

Re: Sounds of the Sixties

Something very wrong with the Radio 2 website tracklisting for yesterday's show - a Madonna record has been inserted after the Rolling Stones track! (After watching W1A, I always assume that an intern has been doing the work when things like this happen!)