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by Don Satchley
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Children of the Stones
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: Children of the Stones

Over on Roobarbs it doesn't appear to have gone down well. Will have to give it a go though.
by Don Satchley
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The Road - BBC Radio 4 Drama
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: The Road - BBC Radio 4 Drama

It was broadcast a few years ago on Radio 4. Was quite good. Toby Hadoke was involved if memory serves.
by Don Satchley
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 160
Views: 27786

Re: Still With Us

Patricia Routledge is 91 bless her.
by Don Satchley
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Rodney Bewes (1937-2017)
Replies: 28
Views: 3742

Re: Rodney Bewes (1937-2017)

Yes the article rang true for me. My sister worked in a shop in the 1990s and in walked Rodney Bewes one afternoon, with his wife. She told me he gave off lots of "oh yes it is me" vibes and clearly revelled in his fame. Shame that some are so shallow like that, maybe down to something in his early ...
by Don Satchley
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 160
Views: 27786

Re: Still With Us

I was pleasantly surprised to find that John Astin is still alive. Was watching Freaky Friday today as you do and thought I would double check that he was Sean Astin's stpe dad.
by Don Satchley
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Fictitious search engines in TV shows
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Re: Fictitious search engines in TV shows

Don't forget Lycos and Metacrawler!
by Don Satchley
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Britbox - UK version
Replies: 35
Views: 6191

Re: Britbox - UK version

It is annoying isn't it Ian. I would highly recommend a fire stick though as you can use it for lots more services too. On our older TV I use the fire stick for DIsney+, Britbox, Acorn TV (if anyone would like a free year's subscription use the code IADVD12) and also I have Prime and so there is lot...
by Don Satchley
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Westerns
Replies: 6
Views: 931

Re: Westerns

There are also quite a few old Westerns on Amazon Prime for free. Some of the well known John Wayne ones are even in HD of a fashion.
by Don Satchley
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Michael Angelis (1952-2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 853

Re: Michael Angelis (1952-2020)

RIP Michael, a versatile actor. Remember him very well from the lovely September Song. Only recently realised his brother was Paul Angelis, a familiar face from archive TV and film.
by Don Satchley
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Disney +
Replies: 0
Views: 514

Disney +

I was disappointed that Disney+ don't have more National Geographic tv shows, given that it is one of the main platforms advertised. Does anyone know why the NG stuff is so limited? I love Life Below Zero (which is made by the BBC but shown mostly by NG) and that for instance isn't there. The offeri...
by Don Satchley
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Google Streetview and Maps Archive TV locations thread
Replies: 69
Views: 9179

Re: Google Streetview and Maps Archive TV locations thread

I realise that I giving cdnbob a run for his money here as the only contributor to a single thread (the Chromakey one) but I do wonder sometimes if it is just me and Ian Wegg who read this thread? Does anyone find these location titbits useful? I hope they do but to be honest I am not convinced ;)
by Don Satchley
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: Members past and present
Replies: 15
Views: 5577

Members past and present

I miss seeing posts here from the likes of Alistair (or was it Alisdair), Bent Halo, Robin Carmody, Penfold et al to name a few. The forum has gone increasingly quiet over the last 5 years or so. I think some have migrated over exclusively to Roobarbs (I have an account in both places) but some prol...
by Don Satchley
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Google Streetview and Maps Archive TV locations thread
Replies: 69
Views: 9179

Re: Google Streetview and Maps Archive TV locations thread

We have been watching After Life on Netflix with Ricky Gervais. His house is located in The Vale of Health in Hampstead https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.56243 ... 2?hl=en-GB
by Don Satchley
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Lockdown viewing and listening
Replies: 0
Views: 457

Lockdown viewing and listening

I have found when I get despondent or anxious during this lockdown that sticking on my Old Country DVD set from Network does wonders! Instantly transports me to chalk rivers or old town markets in an instant. Great stuff for unwinding. That and listening to stuff like Matt Berry's TV themes. They ar...
by Don Satchley
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: West Country Tales
Replies: 3
Views: 982

Re: West Country Tales

Yes that's right. Some might Pan it but I like it1
by Don Satchley
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Michael Medwin (1923-2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 660

Michael Medwin (1923-2020)

RIP to Michael, fondly remembered by me as Eddie's boss Don Satchley in Shoestring. A long life and lots of memories.
by Don Satchley
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: West Country Tales
Replies: 3
Views: 982

West Country Tales

I have been watching episodes from this anothology series from the early 1980s on youtube. They are suspenseful and, whilst basic in filming style, have found them a delight. Keith Barron narrates one and Anita Harris is among the actors appearing. It seems the series was based on stories contribute...
by Don Satchley
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 160
Views: 27786

Re: Still With Us

I watched an episode of Inspector Morse a few nights ago, Second Time Around. A memorable episode and I enjoyed watching it again. Noticed that Ken Colley is still with us at 82. He appeared in 2 Star wars movies also, as an Imperial officer.
by Don Satchley
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: New format
Replies: 36
Views: 5232

Re: New format

Very jazzy lol!
by Don Satchley
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Childrens' Film Foundation thread
Replies: 3
Views: 852

Childrens' Film Foundation thread

The BFI will soon be releasing another box set of CFF films . Also, there was until recently an active yahoo group where all things CFF were discussed. Yahoo groups weere effectively closed a few montths ago so a new group has been formed here . Below is the info on the new release: Children s Film ...
by Don Satchley
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC: Dracula (2020)
Replies: 10
Views: 2143

Re: BBC: Dracula (2020)

I really enjoyed reading the book. I think it was probably 20 years ago now, so I should definitely refresh my memory. I recall imagining Malcolm Macdowell as HG Wells when thinking of Jonathan Harker, when reading the book. The only horror book of this sort I have read over the last few years was T...
by Don Satchley
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC: Dracula (2020)
Replies: 10
Views: 2143

Re: BBC: Dracula (2020)

I really enjoyed reading the book. I think it was probably 20 years ago now, so I should definitely refresh my memory. I recall imagining Malcolm Macdowell as HG Wells when thinking of Jonathan Harker, when reading the book. The only horror book of this sort I have read over the last few years was T...
by Don Satchley
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC Ghost Story: Martin's Close (2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

BBC Ghost Story: Martin's Close (2019)

This was a misfire for us. A lovely cast but some poor direction, no scares and a too clear, laughable undead person made for a poor show. Nice to see Rebecca Lacey and Peter Capaldi did well enough. I returned to the most recent boxset of BBC Ghost Stories to entertain us after that. Over on Roobar...
by Don Satchley
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC: Dracula (2020)
Replies: 10
Views: 2143

BBC: Dracula (2020)

Well last night's initial episode was different and quite entertaining. I will probably stick with it. I had hoped for something similar to the novel but alas I think that will never happen as people have labelled it as impossible to do. I saw a play version about 10 years ago which was splendid and...
by Don Satchley
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Gold Digger
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Re: Gold Digger

We enjoyed it too. Good acting from all involved. Nice to see Dartmoor being used extensively; such a wonderful landscape.
by Don Satchley
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Britbox - UK version
Replies: 35
Views: 6191

Re: Britbox - UK version

It is very poor at the moment, but I m optimistic it will improve vastly, eventually. Hopefully lessons have been learnt from BBC Store and having ITV and C4 onboard will help. They need to offer archive content and stuff that isn't on iplayer otherwise there is no point in the BBC being involved.
by Don Satchley
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Gay Byrne (1934-2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: Gay Byrne (1934-2019)

I remember that Gay Byrne hosted The Late Late Show when Boyzone made their first tv appearance in the 1990s. It was memorable as it was cringeworthy in the extreme and Gay seemed quite bemused by the boy band. It is on yt and worth watching if you've not seen it. RIP.
by Don Satchley
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shoestring Series 2
Replies: 44
Views: 7231

Re: Shoestring Series 2

On Radio Bristol this afternoon they featured Shoestring due to the 40th anniversary this week. Includes interviews with Liz Crowther and George Fenton:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07m7107
Does anyone know of any other shows that mentioned Shoestring this week?
by Don Satchley
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Francis Durbridge
Replies: 15
Views: 2509

Re: Francis Durbridge

Just watched The Passenger. Another belter of a serial that has you guessing and keeps you entertained. On a side note, a welsh actor named Paul Grist was in this and had a handful of acting credits including Dr Who episodes then seemed to vanish. Anyway I did a bit of searching and was glad to see ...