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by Clive
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??
Replies: 17
Views: 1342

Re: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??

Well, I do think it was mis-represented as satire on the Daily Mail website where the title "Brush with Basil that charmed Chairman Mao... the five greatest celebrity travel programmes of all time" immediately piqued my interest. Entering the article and seeing a picture of Michael Portillo, I genui...
by Clive
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??
Replies: 17
Views: 1342

Re: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??

Did "Great British Railway Journeys: From Uxbridge To Hillingdon" really not give it away?
Not being from London, no ! ;-)
by Clive
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??
Replies: 17
Views: 1342

Re: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??

Aha! My fault for not reading the rest of the article and realizing it was a parody...

But then, a pretty pointless bit of writing...
by Clive
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??
Replies: 17
Views: 1342

Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??

Surely this is incorrect ? Basil Brush went to China in 1973 and interviewed Chairman Mao ? https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-9264267/CRAIG-BROWN-Brush-Basil-charmed-Chairman-best-celebrity-travel-programmes.html I have never heard anything about this before and find no details beyond of th...
by Clive
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Teletext still alive !
Replies: 26
Views: 4965

Teletext still alive !

http://www.cashaw.co.uk/20200930_213917.jpg Just reading about how the BBC is planning to re-instate it's red button service and thought I should check ! Here in Sweden the national broadcaster is still providing Teletext service. I would love to imagine that SVT has a room of ICL mainframes provid...
by Clive
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Windsor Davies (1930-2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 2057

Re: Windsor Davies (1930-2019)

Wow, I had actually missed this. Was it not reported heavily in the media ?

At least in the 70's and 80's he was a massive presence on screen (in many ways).
by Clive
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Dinner For One
Replies: 2
Views: 997

Re: Dinner For One

Around 10 years ago it was a staple on the New Years Eve TV schedule here in Sweden. But for one reason or another it seems to have been dropped since then... They still show the same, ancient Donald Duck cartoon on Christmas eve, which is a bit of a tradition for them... The catchphrase "Some proce...
by Clive
Tue May 08, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors from a programme appearing in another
Replies: 33
Views: 6731

Re: Actors from a programme appearing in another

Corinne Skinner-Carter and Rudolph Walker both appeared as husband and wife in a 1993 episode of Lovejoy and then cropped up again as the separated couple Audrey and Patrick Trueman in Eastenders. Dianne Parish was also in the episode of Lovejoy and related to them in some way during their Eastender...
by Clive
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 3D TV
Replies: 13
Views: 2906

Re: 3D TV

I remember being relatively impressed at the time. We only had one set of glasses in the family, so there was much grabbing and arguing with my sisters on who would get them. For some reason I missed the film on the following Sunday afternoon. I got the impression at the time that they were thinking...
by Clive
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Keith Barron (1934-2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 1877

Re: Keith Barron (1934-2017)

In the 1980's it seemed that every show Yorkshire TV put out included Keith Barron. Will be missed.
by Clive
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Nelson Mandela's release (1990)
Replies: 2
Views: 849

Re: Nelson Mandela's release (1990)

I remember watching it, I don't remember much about the scheduling but I do remember what seemed like hours of a camera shot pointing through a gate and down a long road in the shimmering sun, awaiting his arrival. I seem to remember some live footage of his car driving towards Cape Town and his spe...
by Clive
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Brian Cant (1933-2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 2066

Re: Brian Cant (1933-2017)

I was thinking the same thing, at the tender age of 3-4, the adults in my life were my parents, the local playgroup leaders and the likes of Brian Cant and Chloe Ashcroft. To me, there was no real distinction to a "real" adult and one on TV. They were all people teaching me and part of my early awar...
by Clive
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: 16mm vs. 35mm inserts
Replies: 68
Views: 13835

Re: 16mm vs. 35mm inserts

I used to enjoy watching the mammoth India series Mahabharat on C4 on Saturday lunchtimes in the 80's. They had massive use of eye-watering CSO effects, but this often meant that in the same scene with the same characters they would switch from film to VT and back again, or in some cases overlap the...
by Clive
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The News Quiz, 30 August 1997
Replies: 7
Views: 2181

Re: The News Quiz, 30 August 1997

I remember driving home the day before she died and there was a piece on R5 Live criticizing her meddling in international affairs with all the landmine issues she was raising. I can't remember the exact context. There had also been months of the newspapers moaning about Dodi and Al Fayad etc.. I th...
by Clive
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BFI to digitize more TV shows...
Replies: 14
Views: 3634

Re: BFI to digitize more TV shows...

Interesting that they are held on Shibaden tapes... I wonder why they did that...

I remember a news item back in the 80's about an old woman who had videoed and archived the 9 o'clock news everyday since 1980. I wonder what happened to her collection, I am sure there were others who did the same.
by Clive
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BFI to digitize more TV shows...
Replies: 14
Views: 3634

Re: BFI to digitize more TV shows...

and what is the "exceptionally rare" video format that Nationwide is on ?
by Clive
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BFI to digitize more TV shows...
Replies: 14
Views: 3634

BFI to digitize more TV shows...

I read this today but I am a little confused, hasn't all we have of Tiswas already been digitized ? Also Shang-a-Lang which on saw on Gplus in the late 90's.. http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-38131911 Although some other sites have cocked an eyebrow about wanting to see Derek Batey's "Mr a...
by Clive
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Odd misapprehensions
Replies: 125
Views: 20820

Re: Odd misapprehensions

The Glen Campbell song "Rhinestone Cowboy" contains the line "There's been a load of compromisin' On the road to my horizon..." which I as an 8 year old in the late 70's interpreted that Mr Campbell had just taken delivery of a brand new Talbot Horizon car, as had my father at the time. I still can'...
by Clive
Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Forgotten Gems
Replies: 12
Views: 3290

Re: Forgotten Gems

Hancock's Half Hour
by Clive
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Judging by first impressions
Replies: 5
Views: 1702

Re: Judging by first impressions

I remember when "Father Ted" started on C4, they ran a number of trailers which focused on the zany/slapstick element of the show and I decided that it wasn't for me and missed the first series. It was only when friends started talking about it and I watched it and realized what a total gem it was !...
by Clive
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The 1980s and classic theme tunes
Replies: 28
Views: 5568

Re: The 1980s and classic theme tunes

I always loved the original 80's version of the "A Question of Sport" theme tune but hated it's replacement. Equally the "Antiques Roadshow" Brandenburg Concerto theme was wonderful and was replaced by some overly pretentious classical piece. In the 80's they did seem to like re-engineering perfectl...
by Clive
Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Up the Elephant and Round the Castle [Network]
Replies: 29
Views: 5361

Re: PR: Up the Elephant and Round the Castle [Network]

What a bizarre title sequence... It is also obvious that he has been up there for hours gripping onto the castle's turret !
by Clive
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: BBC 1 Regional Continuity Announcements
Replies: 13
Views: 3991

Re: BBC 1 Regional Continuity Announcements

I am not sure if BBC Wales/Cymru still do this, but at least until the mid-90's then they would always throw up the BBC Wales globe at junctions. It always looked very amateurish and they would always manage to catch a few frames or even a few seconds of the national globe. I've got a few examples o...
by Clive
Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Numbers stations.
Replies: 8
Views: 2185

Re: Numbers stations.

I was doing a scan of the SW bands a few months back and was surprised that they were still there ! The one I heard most recently was apparently transmitting from Cuba, the numbers were in Spanish. This was received on an old cassette deck in my kitchen, no fancy aerials or anything. Apparently when...
by Clive
Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Remastered Bond etc into HD
Replies: 16
Views: 3364

Re: Remastered Bond etc into HD

Things they'll never put back in the Bonds for various reasons: - 1954 Climax! Casino Royale: the last minutes at the end. (The program was originally transmitted in colour, but it doesn't look like there's much chance of chroma dots.) Was it colour ? It was on CBS and they were still smarting afte...
by Clive
Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Remastered Bond etc into HD
Replies: 16
Views: 3364

Remastered Bond etc into HD

Having recently (finally) upgraded to HD and Bluray, I took the plunge to check out some of the Bond films which have been remastered onto Bluray. In this regards, the first Bond (Dr. No), the quality, colour and definition was amazing. It looked like it had just been filmed yesterday. And there-in ...
by Clive
Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
Replies: 10
Views: 3036

Re: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Yep,we get exactly the same advert...that guy has one Hell of a lot of alimony to pay... Indeed, doing a quick Youtube, I found some adverts he did on 2009 for the Scandinavian electronic supplier "Elgigantan" where he moans that he is having to advertise washing machines due to his latest divorce ...
by Clive
Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
Replies: 10
Views: 3036

Re: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

As a side, there is currently some optician's advert being shown here in Sweden (possibly Specsavers ?) which features John Cleese doing his Fawlty Towers routine of bashing his non-starting car with a tree branch. Due to lack of glasses he whacks a police car by mistake. Is this based on a UK TV ad...
by Clive
Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: George Martin, the Beatles' record producer (1926-2016)
Replies: 7
Views: 1687

Re: George Martin, the Beatles' record producer (1926-2016)

Well he did compose "King's Road", the rather excellent theme tune to "Why Don't You...?"
by Clive
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Are You Being Served? 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 4289

Re: Are You Being Served? 2016

Looking at the titles they want to "remake", I am wondering if their eyes are on the American market who seem to have an unnatural fondness for AYBS and Keeping Up Appearances etc.... I am not sure how a modern AYBS would work these days, department stores like Gracebrother's don't really exist in t...