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by brigham
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 35
Views: 7554

Re: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers

This is one of the reasons why I stopped watching television.
by brigham
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??
Replies: 17
Views: 503

Re: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??

I'm impressed.
Looking out for Craig Brown now...
by brigham
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 120
Views: 15479

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

"Baby Boomers" is just an insult now.

It's come about because Millennials daren't say "Old B***ards"
by brigham
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Royal Family' leaked
Replies: 15
Views: 1357

Re: 'Royal Family' leaked

It's an interesting historical document.
Time it was available on DVD.
by brigham
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Eurovision 2020/21
Replies: 4
Views: 931

Re: Eurovision 2020/21

Which of the various Eurovision competitions are we to get this year? [/devils advocate].
by brigham
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Barbara Shelley (1932-2021)
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: Barbara Shelley (1932-2021)

So sad.
Wonderful as Barbara Judd in 'Quatermass and the Pit'.
I'll watch that tonight, as my poor attempt at a tribute.
by brigham
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 683
Views: 121405

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

I think that everybody got a taste of their favourite era much sooner with the release policy adopted.

If you had been an enthusiast of the egregious McCoy, you would have had a very long wait before the tosser appeared.
by brigham
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 683
Views: 121405

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

I wish they'd done these Season sets on DVD all along. Rather than a single release with 2 25 minute episodes We'd have had a long wait between releases. Too long in some cases. How is that different from the long waits for the individual story releases? I'll let you work that out for yourself. Sea...
by brigham
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'
Replies: 32
Views: 3384

Re: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'

Looks like I'll have to bite the bullet, and buy a 'paperback'.
by brigham
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 683
Views: 121405

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Richard Charles Skryngestone wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:55 pm
I wish they'd done these Season sets on DVD all along.

Rather than a single release with 2 25 minute episodes
We'd have had a long wait between releases.
Too long in some cases.
by brigham
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Misremembered titles
Replies: 35
Views: 3850

Re: Misremembered titles

The last one makes just as little sense!
by brigham
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ravensbourne University London - BBC Motion Graphics Archive
Replies: 1
Views: 524

Re: Ravensbourne University London - BBC Motion Graphics Archive

Excellent site.
Makes you realise how much vintage television you HAVEN'T seen.
by brigham
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Christmas Day on BBC1 1946-2020
Replies: 16
Views: 1892

Re: Christmas Day on BBC1 1946-2020

Sorry! I was having a laugh.
The idea of showing a pre-recorded circus inside a big top somehow tickled me.
Did you see Billy's grand-daughter, Yasmin? She was wonderful. She could stand up on a horse!
I wanted to marry her, but the Guv'nor wouldn't let me.
I WAS only seven at the time.
by brigham
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 120
Views: 15479

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

I suppose it's dated by the computers; they seem to change quicker than motor-car styling.
by brigham
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Christmas Day on BBC1 1946-2020
Replies: 16
Views: 1892

Re: Christmas Day on BBC1 1946-2020

squidney wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:34 pm
Living in Windsor as a kid, going to the Christmas Circus was a part of my childhood for several years, though by the 1970s they had learnt their lesson and the circus was pre recorded months in advance.
Pre-recorded? What did they show it on?
Multi-screen Eidophors?
by brigham
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: British Comics
Topic: Flook : new Wally Fawkes interview and article
Replies: 15
Views: 4402

Re: Flook : new Wally Fawkes interview and article

So people actually READ these incomprehensible newspaper strips?
by brigham
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: This Is Music Hall (BBC 1955)
Replies: 16
Views: 1845

Re: This Is Music Hall (BBC 1955)

I watched this same 'crap telly', along with the 'grown-ups' at the time, and we all enjoyed it.
by brigham
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: We Love Dad's Army
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Re: We Love Dad's Army

Enjoy it now, before John Laurie's portrayal of a Scotsman becomes 'inappropriate for today's audience'.
by brigham
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: This Is Music Hall (BBC 1955)
Replies: 16
Views: 1845

Re: This Is Music Hall (BBC 1955)

Why don't we (they?) just declare 'anything over ten years old isn't suitable for today's New Victorians' and be done with it?
by brigham
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 120
Views: 15479

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

stearn wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:22 pm
I'd go with straight from the horsey persons mouth...

Is 'copywritten' straight from the same mouth, along with 'sort' for 'sought', I wonder?
by brigham
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Worst-remembered line in TV?
Replies: 16
Views: 2282

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: 3824

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: 3824

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: 35
Views: 3850

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: 120
Views: 15479

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: 644

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: 17825

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: 3824

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: 120
Views: 15479

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: 1952

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

Was the tune possibly OWNED by David Frost?