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by brigham
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Original Jackanory props
Replies: 13
Views: 338

Re: Original Jackanory props

Those coins say 'mythical mediæval monarch' to me, rather than 'serious grown-ups money programme'.

I like the half-crown, with a literal 'half-a-crown' on it. Reminds me of the Lundy 'half-puffin'.
by brigham
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: New ITV Sit-Com shock!
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: New ITV Sit-Com shock!

Put me down for a DVD too!
I've not seen any new TV comedy for years.
by brigham
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The nodding correspondents
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: The nodding correspondents

Someone making a satirical comedy could speed-up the 'nodding'...
by brigham
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Things I can't find on the internet
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: Things I can't find on the internet

"... I asked my dad (born 1933 in Middlesex and a musician) if he knew it. He said, " No but it sounds like the kind of thing I expect from the Brits"..."

Your father didn't consider Middlesex to be in Britain in 1933?
by brigham
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 206
Views: 10099

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

fatcat wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:09 pm
The Time Tunnel (1966) on Horror Weds night 8pm from 18 March

Yeees!
Splendid stuff.
Thought-provoking,too. "We seem to be on a ship..."
Out of the countless number of ships which have sailed the Oceans of the World, I wonder which one it could be..?
by brigham
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 649
Views: 35428

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

That's because the winners write the history!
by brigham
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?
Replies: 27
Views: 874

Re: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?

Was it Rolf?
For some reason, I keep thinking that it was Alan Whicker who had reached epidemic proportions.
by brigham
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 649
Views: 35428

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Mister Fibuli and the Pirate Captain are complicit in a serious of genocides and planetary destruction's that would make the Daleks gasp. Would the Captain really have an "out" with the universe's justice authorities by saying "It's not really my fault! The Queen controlled part of my body like it ...
by brigham
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 812

Re: More popular outside their region of production

In a nutshell, 'It's amazing how many Regional ITV programmes became popular across the whole Network'. Simple, and without the bigotry. Sorry, what bigotry? I don't believe I've said anything bigoted in this thread, nor has anyone else's contribution struck me as bigoted. Sorry if I've inadvertent...
by brigham
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Found, thanks to the internet
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Found, thanks to the internet

I could have answered that for you:
Yes, it is!
by brigham
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 812

Re: More popular outside their region of production

In a nutshell, 'It's amazing how many Regional ITV programmes became popular across the whole Network'.
Simple, and without the bigotry.
by brigham
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 812

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Oh, believe me, this fellow can!
by brigham
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 812

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Oh Christ!
Here we go again...
by brigham
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2102
Views: 67522

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

It may have outlived the original concept.
Perhaps it's time for a revamp; 'Doctor Who, Task Force', or 'The Doctors from Shiloh' (or Gallifrey).
by brigham
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Britbox - UK version
Replies: 23
Views: 1475

Re: Britbox - UK version

Apparently the first original material on Britbox is going to be a new series of Spitting Image. Strange choice considering it stopped being funny after the first two series. It's possibly aimed at a new generation. The idea is to bring a new audience to 'old' TV, not cater exclusively for the ones...
by brigham
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2102
Views: 67522

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

"...I would also guess Graham might be living with that female character they came back with, when we see them again, there seemed to be a spark between them."

How reactionary!
Would never have happened in RTD's day!
by brigham
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Programmes that kept going for no real reason
Replies: 22
Views: 1486

Re: Programmes that kept going for no real reason

... Not forgetting 'New Year's Eve with Guy Lombardo'.
by brigham
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: An Enid Blyton thread
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: An Enid Blyton thread

"(the real ones - the ones that are female with wings and wear a dress)"

I think those are the FICTIONAL ones...
by brigham
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Bob Preedy
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Bob Preedy

Sad news.
He was on Radio Tees at one time, based just around the corner from me.
I never met him, altho' I did meet 'Me Mark' Page once.
RIP.
by brigham
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: An Enid Blyton thread
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: An Enid Blyton thread

A bit like Doctor Who, then?
by brigham
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 649
Views: 35428

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

I have to agree about the stories set on contemporary Earth. I'd first travelled on the Tube not long before 'The Web of Fear', and it made an already worrying experience even worse.
Then I visited Gatwick Airport about two weeks before 'The Faceless Ones'...
by brigham
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Bless This House Series 1 (B&W) - on Forces TV
Replies: 19
Views: 767

Re: Bless This House Series 1 (B&W) - on Forces TV

SgtPepper wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:59 pm
Was it commonplace for the movies to have no continuity with the series?
The two Doctor Who movies had very little continuity with the already-discontinuous TV series.
by brigham
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2102
Views: 67522

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

Mark wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:48 am
Have you noticed, all the episodes of this series so far, have been set on Earth, (apart from a chunk of the one a fortnight ago).

In different times, but not much anywhere else.
Shades of Jon Pertwee.
by brigham
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Doctor Who" (1970)
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: "Doctor Who" (1970)

"I never watched Dr. Who at all during the 1960s."

Not a very promising start from my point of view...
by brigham
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Stranger" - early Australian sci-fi rediscovered
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: "The Stranger" - early Australian sci-fi rediscovered

Perhaps there's to be a blu-ray release.
Running at 24fps seems to be a fad at the moment.
by brigham
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: New format
Replies: 36
Views: 897

Re: New format

Is the blue format, with phpBB at the top, the finished product, or do I need to update something at this end?
by brigham
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 2399

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

I must have read a different Exchange and Mart.
Mine was a gigantic collection of classified ads.
by brigham
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Vendetta 1966-68 - any hope of a DVD set ?
Replies: 17
Views: 536

Re: Vendetta 1966-68 - any hope of a DVD set ?

It was the launch of it that grabbed my attention. If they had announced it as a way to see, even fleetingly, things that were hidden by man-made 'rights' issues, then I would have been cheering. But they chose to present it as a new way to see old material; which it undoubtedly was, although a dist...
by brigham
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2102
Views: 67522

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

Apparently, this is a legitimate Doctor, according to Chibnall in the Daily Mirror yesterday. It waits to be revealed at which point she's going to be shoved in. The consensus seems to be in between Troughton and Pertwee. Chibnall's wrong. There was NO Doctor between Troughton and Pertwee. I was wa...
by brigham
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Vendetta 1966-68 - any hope of a DVD set ?
Replies: 17
Views: 536

Re: Vendetta 1966-68 - any hope of a DVD set ?

Opened On 19th July 2013. By which time cheap DVD had supplanted expensive VHS, and internet access was as widespread as gas and electricity. It was perfectly clear by now that archives were to be stored electronically, and retrieved using a personal computer via the internet. (The archives availabl...