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by Ian Wegg
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Burke Special"
Replies: 13
Views: 332

Re: "The Burke Report"

Hi Ian, Do you remember anything of the show, such as format, experiments, results etc.? Some say it had a studio audience, others that it was in the castle (though this doesn't negate an audience) and some suggest that it was only a small part of the programme? It was studio based with an audience...
by Ian Wegg
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The "ageing rock group reforms" plot.
Replies: 10
Views: 1489

Re: The "ageing rock group reforms" plot.

I got a Facebook ad for Acorn TV's Queens of Mystery . Here is the description of the second story of the series: " Death by Vinyl : '80s new wave band Volcanic Youth is in town to record a new album, but Kat feels troubled about the reunion after her contentious breakup with the band years ago. Mat...
by Ian Wegg
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 29
Views: 2356

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

Sky's Agatha Raisin has fallen - 3.4 "As The Pig Turns"

Whether the episode title was a clue I couldn't say.
by Ian Wegg
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Burke Special"
Replies: 13
Views: 332

Re: "The Burke Report"

If that is the technique of extracting voices from inanimate objects then yes, I remember it well. It was exciting stuff at the time, although there doesn't seem to have been a lot of progress on it since.
by Ian Wegg
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 47
Views: 1125

Re: Is it all over....?

I thought it was a very gritty series for the BBC in its day, and I'm guessing it was made as an attempt to rival The Sweeney. My memory of Target (as far as it can be trusted after four decades) is that it was a poor imitation of Special Branch at a time when ITV had moved on to The Sweeney . I re...
by Ian Wegg
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Britbox - UK version
Replies: 32
Views: 3130

Re: Britbox - UK version

Just a head's up if you've got a iPad, in that you can cast from the iPad Britbox app to a smart TV on the same wi-fi network. I've removed my Fire stick and use this method for most streaming services and You Tube. TV is about four years old. Although, got to admit that ITV Hub and 4 OD can be a b...
by Ian Wegg
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Britbox - UK version
Replies: 32
Views: 3130

Re: Britbox - UK version

As a stop-gap, I've been using an HDMI cable from my laptop to the TV. The HD version of the Fire Stick is currently £19.99 so I have just ordered one.

I think I will stick with Britbox at least until we have finished watching all the episodes of Poirot. Thanks for the advice.
by Ian Wegg
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 1996

Re: He never said that...

One of my favourite misattributions is "Ringo Starr isn't the best drummer in the world. He's not even the best drummer in the Beatles" - commonly attributed to John Lennon. Some people will knowingly tell you that it didn't come from John Lennon but from Jasper Carrott, but they're wrong as well. ...
by Ian Wegg
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)
Replies: 75
Views: 3540

Re: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)

fatcat wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:27 pm
perhaps somebody could confirm or deny exactly what phrases were used
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by Ian Wegg
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 1996

Re: He never said that...

stearn wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:44 pm
Even the BBC had misquotes on expensive glass partitions in Television Centre. Don't tell him your name, Pike, being one.
I have seen "the world is your lobster" attributed to Del Trotter twice in BBC programmes.
by Ian Wegg
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 1996

Re: He never said that...

I have just seen this on another forum: My grandfather bought down 3 Messerschmitts and 2 Heinkels in the Battle of Britain .... ....... He was undoubtedly the worst mechanic in the Luftwaffe - Spike Milligan Not a bad joke but an obvious misattribution. It happens all the time, Tommy Cooper regular...
by Ian Wegg
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Britbox - UK version
Replies: 32
Views: 3130

Re: Britbox - UK version

We've become hooked on the repeats of Poirot but ITVHub+ has twice frustrated us by only having an episode with signing, so yesterday I decided to sign-up for Britbox. Gets over the Poirot problem, they are all there. But a major issue is that there is no Britbox app either for my Sony Smart TV or t...
by Ian Wegg
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: shooting tv series on 35mm - historical technical detail
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: shooting tv series on 35mm - historical technical detail

On The Avengers International Fan Forum, this discussion: The Avengers in Widescreen suggests that the practise existed in the UK in the 1960s.
by Ian Wegg
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Forces tv
Replies: 12
Views: 787

Re: Forces tv

McCloud and McMillan & Wife . They shared a generic opening and closing sequence featuring a man on a distant horizon with a torch and a very catchy theme tune by Henry Mancini. It always annoyed me that Southern normally cut it out. A less well-known strand that I remember was the man who would pe...
by Ian Wegg
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: Members past and present
Replies: 15
Views: 1269

Re: Members past and present

Most of my online interaction these days is through Facebook Groups. The advantage of Facebook is that it is a "push" mechanism, everything from the subjects you follow is aggregated into your feed. I am currently a member of 62 Facebook groups and I get to see the posts from each one as they occur....
by Ian Wegg
Sun May 31, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Future of BBC Four
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: Future of BBC Four

The attitude of the older viewers isn't the problem, they may be moaning about it but still pay their licence fee anyway. I have three children in their twenties (21, 25 and 28). None of them watches broadcast television or has a TV licence. Only one of them even has a TV. The Netflix generation is ...
by Ian Wegg
Sat May 30, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Future of BBC Four
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: Future of BBC Four

... and more importantly now that you don't need a TV licence just to own a TV, no revenue.
by Ian Wegg
Tue May 12, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Recycled titles
Replies: 24
Views: 2131

Re: Recycled titles

Knowing that Talking Pictures TV is repeating the old Southern programme Together I used the TiVo EPG to set up a series link, and it found three upcoming programmes with that title all showing somewhere on Virgin Media. The others were a BBC3 sitcom from 2015 and an interesting looking play from 20...
by Ian Wegg
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Everyone at Home broadcasting
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Everyone at Home broadcasting

I know little about the technicalities but I have to say I'm really enjoying this new cottage industry style of broadcasting, I find the lack of polish quite endearing. Down here on Meridian, I am particularly enjoying the Daily Dinenage that Fred does from his, very comfortable looking, living room...
by Ian Wegg
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 4109

Re: BBC sports archive

At least the BFI now lets you know what holdings they have, which wasn't the case when it first went online.
by Ian Wegg
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Blu Ray recommendations....?
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Re: Blu Ray recommendations....?

It depends where your interests lie, of course; my own Blu-ray collection includes The Avengers and The Persuaders which are both fabulous if that's your thing. On a completely different note, I am particularly looking forward to the forthcoming release of Out of Town footage: Further Out of Town
by Ian Wegg
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Original Jackanory props
Replies: 13
Views: 1175

Re: Original Jackanory props

It's all a long time ago and it's a small thing to ask my Dad to remember .... I suppose we can't even be 100% it was Jackanory as the coins were in a skip but that seems to fit. Your dad found these pre-decimal coin props in a skip while he was working on The Money Programme in 1972? Hmm, I just w...
by Ian Wegg
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The nodding correspondents
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: The nodding correspondents

I found this on Google Books Here Delay and latency The interaction in a 'live' two-way interview requires that both the questions and answers are delivered as smoothly as possible, but the delay of the compression process which is then added to the fixed satellite delay means that these interviews ...
by Ian Wegg
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The nodding correspondents
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: The nodding correspondents

My assumption is that it is to fill the satellite link delay, it looks better than the correspondent just standing blankly.
by Ian Wegg
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Things I can't find on the internet
Replies: 7
Views: 911

Re: Things I can't find on the internet

30 per cent would have been six shillings in the pound. I'll see if I can find a list of historical tax rates, although it may be of limited use in identifying the song! Worth trying though. Matching this with here seems to suggest that it was raised to 4s 9d in Chamberlain's 1936 budget (although ...
by Ian Wegg
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: New ITV Sit-Com shock!
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Re: New ITV Sit-Com shock!

I totally agree this is a real gem. The second episode last night had me laughing out loud from the start.
by Ian Wegg
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 3346

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Brock wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:21 pm
Was Southern's Out of Town another one? Not sure.
No, several ITV regions took Out of Town, usually showing it on Sunday afternoons, but it was never networked. In its own region it had a Friday evening slot.
by Ian Wegg
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Bless This House Series 1 (B&W) - on Forces TV
Replies: 19
Views: 1633

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

As for continuity, some films tended to have different sets ( such as "Bless This House" and "Man About The House") which was a bit annoying. I remember that was the one thing that annoyed me about the original Dad's Army film when I first saw it. I could understand why a TV studio couldn't be used...
by Ian Wegg
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Britbox - UK version
Replies: 32
Views: 3130

Re: Britbox - UK version

Thanks to Roobarb's for this useful link: https://tvrdb.com/britbox/
by Ian Wegg
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Last-minute replacements
Replies: 46
Views: 3389

Re: Last-minute replacements

Brock wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:29 pm
Does anyone know what was listed in TV Times for that evening?
This Is Your Life Extra is billed in the TVTimes.

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