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by brigham
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Worst-remembered line in TV?
Replies: 12
Views: 708

Re: Worst-remembered line in TV?

...which reminds me of all the schoolboy-sniggery quotes which aren't in Captain Pugwash.
by brigham
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Teletext still alive !
Replies: 21
Views: 1102

Re: Teletext still alive !

The Internet is well on the way to rendering television itself obsolete.
by brigham
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Teletext still alive !
Replies: 21
Views: 1102

Re: Teletext still alive !

I think the Internet rendered it obsolete.
by brigham
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Misremembered titles
Replies: 27
Views: 884

Re: Misremembered titles

Going back to the earlier issue of whether "Till Death Us Do Part" or "Till Death Do Us Part" is the correct version: it looks as though the first is the original one, still used by the Church of England, and the second is a more recent (North American?) version. Wikipedia in a footnote says 'the p...
by brigham
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 90
Views: 6471

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

A minor hit in the late 60s. I had the 45.
by brigham
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: John Fraser (18 March 1931 – 7 November 2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: John Fraser (18 March 1931 – 7 November 2020)

A brilliant Bosie, to Peter Finch's Wilde.
by brigham
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Film/TV clichés
Replies: 120
Views: 12037

Re: Film/TV clichés

History is certainly dated!
by brigham
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Teletext still alive !
Replies: 21
Views: 1102

Re: Teletext still alive !

Didn't PRESTEL involve both TV and telephone line?
by brigham
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 90
Views: 6471

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

'Flambards', with my favourite crackerjack musical instrument, the Ondes Martenot.
by brigham
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Name this tune? Some kind of library track?
Replies: 17
Views: 763

Re: Name this tune? Some kind of library track?

Was the tune possibly OWNED by David Frost?
by brigham
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Name this tune? Some kind of library track?
Replies: 17
Views: 763

Re: Name this tune? Some kind of library track?

The iconic David Frost theme, no less.
by brigham
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Avengers Hendry/Rollason/Blackman/Stevens
Replies: 15
Views: 2447

Re: Avengers Hendry/Rollason/Blackman/Stevens

As soon as I hear an American reviewing anything quintessentially British, I know what to expect.
I'm seldom wrong.
by brigham
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Teletext still alive !
Replies: 21
Views: 1102

Re: Teletext still alive !

Well, the Red Button 'text' service goes again soon,......time to bring back CEEFAX ! (and ORACLE) if it works fine on digital tv in Europe, and quite quick too....it can work here ! The infrastructure on Newcastle's High Level Bridge can still support horse-buses, but this is hardly a reason for b...
by brigham
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Teletext still alive !
Replies: 21
Views: 1102

Re: Teletext still alive !

John McE wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:29 am


There is currently a story in the tennis section that has been up as the lead story for 6 or more weeks, even though in the interim we've had both the American and French Grand Slams...
You can NAAT be serious!!
by brigham
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 90
Views: 6471

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

Mark wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:55 pm
Only Mr Goom knows the truth!

The theme from "The Lost Islands" was a little odd, basically singing the plot of the show.
True.
The only other one that comes to mind is for the 'Beverley Hillbillies'.
Any more?
by brigham
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 90
Views: 6471

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

I always thought it sounded like an ITC theme.
by brigham
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: 1960s (?) Science Fiction Serial
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: 1960s (?) Science Fiction Serial

Dave Andrews wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:36 pm
brigham wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:02 pm
Sounds like Nigel Kneale.
According to Genome (ie Radio Times) it was written by Gavin Blakeney.
Who seemingly wrote 16 episodes of The Sky Larks.
I'll bet that is entirely lost.
by brigham
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: 1960s (?) Science Fiction Serial
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: 1960s (?) Science Fiction Serial

Sounds like Nigel Kneale.
by brigham
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 90
Views: 6471

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

"... also Love Thy Neighbour simply because he had the nerve to play it!" It would be dreadful if today's narrow-mindedness were to spoil the enjoyment of this delightful pre-war dance band classic. Yep...lets just pretend it's that one! Sorry? Was there a different, later theme for 'Love thy Neigh...
by brigham
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 90
Views: 6471

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

Brock wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:38 pm
"... also Love Thy Neighbour simply because he had the nerve to play it!"
It would be dreadful if today's narrow-mindedness were to spoil the enjoyment of this delightful pre-war dance band classic.
by brigham
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Nine O'Clock News
Replies: 1
Views: 378

Re: Nine O'Clock News

As far as Television is concerned, that might be so; but for broadcasting, the BBC nine o'clock news is the second oldest news programme, being three hours younger than the 'Six'.
by brigham
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 90
Views: 6471

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

"News Scoop". The associated captions sequence was inspired!
by brigham
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'The Wednesday Play'/'Play For Today' on DVD
Replies: 66
Views: 9755

Re: 'The Wednesday Play'/'Play For Today' on DVD

The latest of the Forgotten Television Drama 'Play for Today at 50' articles: The Dominick Hide plays by Philip Braithwaite - https://forgottentelevisiondrama.wordpress.com/2020/09/03/play-for-today-the-dominick-hide-plays/ Is THAT what Dominick Hyde is about? I've had a copy for the last 15 years;...
by brigham
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Most in need of a reissue.....
Replies: 16
Views: 1722

Re: Most in need of a reissue.....

I don't know about a RE-issue, but SPENDER has only been available via appalling quality knock-offs so far.
by brigham
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 90
Views: 6471

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

Which 'Flintstones'?
by brigham
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops "recording over old film" article in the Daily Mail
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Top of the Pops "recording over old film" article in the Daily Mail

The aim is to sell newspapers.
Facts come a very poor second.
by brigham
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 90
Views: 6471

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

Tyne-Tees (Ch.8) showed Green Acres.
by brigham
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?
Replies: 20
Views: 3424

Re: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?

I've never seen the feature-length spin-off.
Is it worth a punt?
by brigham
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Blu Ray recommendations....?
Replies: 4
Views: 1257

Re: Blu Ray recommendations....?

...Along with the image of Karloff in full make-up on Universal's 'Frankenstein'.
by brigham
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Threads (DVD Release) - A Few Thoughts
Replies: 21
Views: 3064

Re: Threads (DVD Release) - A Few Thoughts

"...If it's motive was to encourage nuclear disarmament by public protest then you have to remember those countries with warheads pointed at the UK would not be seeing it, they would not have been allowed to see it." It was to promote UK-only nuclear disarmament by public protest; a widespread fifth...