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by brigham
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Nine O'Clock News
Replies: 1
Views: 175

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: 32
Views: 2056

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: 59
Views: 6288

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: 647

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: 32
Views: 2056

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: 539

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: 32
Views: 2056

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: 2195

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: 806

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: 1845

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...
by brigham
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Threads (DVD Release) - A Few Thoughts
Replies: 21
Views: 1845

Re: Threads (DVD Release) - A Few Thoughts

It was a popular subject at that time.
I remember thinking "They're trying to whip up the old WW III hysteria again".
by brigham
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Threads (DVD Release) - A Few Thoughts
Replies: 21
Views: 1845

Re: Threads (DVD Release) - A Few Thoughts

It's the whole point of good drama.
It's what distinguishes it from mere 'entertainment'.
by brigham
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Star Treatment"
Replies: 9
Views: 1322

Re: "Star Treatment"

I missed TV so much I decided to re-create it. Television is a process , not just an art-form. In the early sixties watching TV was entirely immersive; the room was filled with a strange bluish light; the warm electrical smell and the all-pervasive whistle told you that something 'special' was takin...
by brigham
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Tommorow people Scripts/pdfs any info?
Replies: 18
Views: 1255

Re: Tommorow people Scripts/pdfs any info?

My 'Star Trek' set allows me to switch between original and new effects at will; it's interesting to do so, but the episodes would be incomplete without the correct ones.
People who want 'updated' episodes' might be better off with complete re-mounts. 'Old TV' is meant to look old.
by brigham
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 6295

Re: Is it all over....?

Mark wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:32 pm
Sadly, the ABC material that Network have been teasing about is for View On Demand.

I have to say, a massive disappointment, I was looking forward to a few orders, but this is not for me.
Me neither. It's a glorified lending library with fees.
by brigham
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Star Treatment"
Replies: 9
Views: 1322

Re: "Star Treatment"

Mark wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:04 pm
So long as it's not on at Stupid O' Clock, I might watch it again.
By the time I'd stopped watching 'as broadcast' TV, the problem of being 'in' for a programme had been well and truly solved.

Has this technology gone the way of 3-D and supersonic airliners?
by brigham
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: What The Fans Think: Torchwood
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: PR: What The Fans Think: Torchwood

If this describes what Joe Public actually thinks, then I may have to revise my long-held negative perception of this publication.
by brigham
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC trail that was pulled
Replies: 18
Views: 1694

Re: BBC trail that was pulled

Mark wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:51 pm
I agree it was misjudged, but the portrayal of the ' Armchair viewers' was more realistic I thought, who sits on the sofa biting their fingernails? , it's usually a family size Pizza, these days!
A jaded society, as far as television is concerned.
We've all had too much of a good thing!
by brigham
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 237
Views: 29025

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Could 'The Best of Please Sir' have been a repeat strand?
Possibly to enable out-of-order episodes to be repeated, rather than give the impression of a series repeat?
by brigham
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: live drama: edited after transmission or not?
Replies: 25
Views: 1723

Re: live drama: edited after transmission or not?

Wasn't Coronation Street done live on Wednesday, immediately followed by the Friday instalment on tape?
by brigham
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 237
Views: 29025

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Watching "Please Sir!, on Forces TV earlier tonight, and rather oddly, they have edited the titles of the episode "A Very Nasty Outbreak". They have stuck the opening seconds of one of the first two final series episodes on it ( crediting John Alderton ) this is to hide the fact that the episode be...
by brigham
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 6295

Re: Is it all over....?

Ian K McL wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:10 am
Strangely Network DVD highlighted Jokers' Wild only the other day for some unknown reason.
Perhaps more are to come after all?
by brigham
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Burke Special"
Replies: 24
Views: 1899

Re: "The Burke Special"

Einstein's Relativity may well be a description of events observed from a false position, in the same way as the apparent retrograde motion of planets when viewed from Earth.
by brigham
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 6295

Re: Is it all over....?

Very much a 'niche within a niche'. Even if you consider 'old TV' to be mainstream, rather than a niche in its own right, 'sixties/'seventies stand-up comedians are a niche market. A game show based on them has GOT to be of limited appeal. I was hoping for the complete set; there again, I'm still wa...
by brigham
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 6295

Re: Is it all over....?

I would imagine that the reason why we haven't seen a third volume of Jokers Wild would be because sales of the first two were insufficient to make continuing the range commercially viable in a dwindling market. Rather than Network cravenly kowtowing to the edicts of "those people" who "don't HAVE ...
by brigham
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 6295

Re: Is it all over....?

Why must we humour these people who 'have a problem'.
It's their problem. They don't HAVE to buy it.
by brigham
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC trail that was pulled
Replies: 18
Views: 1694

Re: BBC trail that was pulled

My first thought was 'if only they would put that much effort into the actual dramas...'
Then I remembered that they did.
by brigham
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ten recent ITV Archive drama recoveries
Replies: 24
Views: 3872

Re: Ten recent ITV Archive drama recoveries

Two missing 1974 ATV plays have turned up (on the original 2" tape!) and are now available to view at the BFI Mediatheque. They are They Disappear When You Lie Down (11 June 1974 w. Tony Perrin d. Graham Evans - sisterly rivalries at a table tennis tournament) and The Person Responsible (17 Septemb...
by brigham
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC trail that was pulled
Replies: 18
Views: 1694

Re: BBC trail that was pulled

WOW!
The BBC really WERE on form then!
by brigham
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 165375

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

"...t's an old trick, string viewers along by suggesting a well know character might not be what we thought they were, only to discover it was a mistake, stokes up interest, when ratings are flagging...."
Are you sure the current writers are capable of this much 'joined-up' thinking?