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by Ian Wegg
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Original Jackanory props
Replies: 13
Views: 342

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: 206

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: 206

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: 285

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: 349

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: 812

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: 767

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: 23
Views: 1475

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: 1593

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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by Ian Wegg
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Last-minute replacements
Replies: 46
Views: 1593

Re: Last-minute replacements

I think the Gordon episode marked the end of the live screenings I'm not sure about this, though I'm pretty sure that when Danny Blanchflower refused to appear on the programme in 1961, the BBC stopped showing it live. And, of course, Danny Blanchflower's aborted TIYL is another example - replaced ...
by Ian Wegg
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The "ageing rock group reforms" plot.
Replies: 9
Views: 1087

Re: The "ageing rock group reforms" plot.

Shakespeare & Hathaway is now into its third series so this was getting inevitable. Tony King, lead singer of "Kaliban's Claw", Lu Shakespeare had never of heard of them, Frank Hathaway the superfan. For daytime show budgetary reasons the group were bumped off before we got to see them.
by Ian Wegg
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Name the show - producer Jo(sephine) Douglas
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Name the show - producer Jo(sephine) Douglas

It must surely be one of the episodes of Love Story. The key to which one would be identifying the actor (No. 3) wearing plus-fours and smoking a pipe and the director (No. 4) next to him.

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by Ian Wegg
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2102
Views: 67522

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

There's a BBC1 afternoon soap called, amusingly enough, Doctors which definitely fits that modus operandi. They have to fit in two story threads with different characters that come together at the end as well, most of the time. ... and always with some kind of twist that results in the villain of t...
by Ian Wegg
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2102
Views: 67522

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

Just to inject a positive note, it was nice to see Julia Foster on our screens again.
by Ian Wegg
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC: Dracula (2020)
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: BBC: Dracula (2020)

tiswas2 wrote:It's a while since I saw a production start so well and go completely off the rails - ...
I guess you didn't see War of the Worlds then?
by Ian Wegg
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC Ghost Story: Martin's Close (2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: BBC Ghost Story: Martin's Close (2019)

Don Satchley wrote:... a too clear, laughable undead person made for a poor show.
Yes I agree, that was a major problem. The Boxing Day Susan Hill's Ghost Story on C5 suffered from the issue to an even greater degree, the ghosts were far too tangible. I finally gave up at the sword fight scene.
by Ian Wegg
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Programmes that kept going for no real reason
Replies: 22
Views: 1486

Re: Programmes that kept going for no real reason

The programme that immediately came to my mind was One Man and His Dog . The BBC made multiple attempts to put it out of its misery over the decades but each time they were inundated with far more protests than the viewing figures would seem to justify. It was a programme that people wanted to exist...
by Ian Wegg
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 28
Views: 1272

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

The BBC's afternoon drama The Mallorca Files managed to get as far as episode 9 before succumbing to this trope.

1.9 "Mallorca's Most Wanted" Chief of police murders a girl and frames her boyfriend to protect his counterfeit booze sideline.
by Ian Wegg
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 206
Views: 10099

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Looks like TPtv are not showing Freewheelers final season 8 ...does anyone know why? ie Is it all there? All of series 8 exists as off-air recordings from The Children's Channel but only episodes 1 and 10 have masters. TPTV used a domestic recording mixed with original location footage for the one ...
by Ian Wegg
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Trailers
Replies: 52
Views: 1868

Re: Trailers

Sunday afternoons could be very tedious! BBC2 had Ski Sunday and The Money Programme, which to be honest weren't an awful lot more interesting than the non secular fare on the other channels but at least they had decent theme tunes.
by Ian Wegg
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 206
Views: 10099

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

paul.austin wrote:Can't show Gollywogs anymore, even in repeats of old tv. They got rid of them in Enid Blyton in the eighties.
Gollywogs feature heavily in the John Gregson film Tomorrow at Ten which has been shown a number of times on TPTV - including earlier today.
by Ian Wegg
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "A Merry Parkside Christmas" - 7 Dec 2019 (Kaleidoscope)
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: "A Merry Parkside Christmas" - 7 Dec 2019 (Kaleidoscope)

Like the casual way, you threw that nugget in there, Ian, like a stick of dynamite! Didn't spot it when I read the list, a book on "Freewheelers", great news, I hope it's fairly chunky. It was a surprise to me when I saw it too Mark, I thought it worth highlighting. Birmingham is a bit of a trek fr...
by Ian Wegg
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "A Merry Parkside Christmas" - 7 Dec 2019 (Kaleidoscope)
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: "A Merry Parkside Christmas" - 7 Dec 2019 (Kaleidoscope)

Thanks for posting Andrew.

Great to see the Freewheelers book launched, I was wondering when that was coming out.
by Ian Wegg
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Stephen Moore (1937-2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Stephen Moore (1937-2019)

He had such a varied career with so many roles. Apart from HHG2G I have strong memories of him in The Peter Principle and, of course, the film Clockwise . To my wife, he is the father of Adrian Mole. I read the news of his death over on the Avengers International Fan Forum , he appeared in an episod...
by Ian Wegg
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Stephen Moore (1937-2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Stephen Moore (1937-2019)

https://www.chortle.co.uk/images/photos/small/stephen-more.jpg His versatility is reflected in the variety of obituary headlines: Metro: Doctor Who actor dies aged 81 Mirror: Stephen Moore dead: Actor who played dad in Kevin and Perry NME: Stephen Moore, the actor who inspired the title of Radiohea...
by Ian Wegg
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC sneak out a disguised "Ghost Story for Christmas"
Replies: 27
Views: 2092

Re: BBC sneak out a disguised "Ghost Story for Christmas"

There have been other examples but the cast list in IMDB is now far too large to use as a memory jogger. I've remembered a previous example was the episode "Feud" with Su Pollard and Ruth Madoc. Interestingly it aired on 8 Oct 2018, precisely a year before "Connie & Clyde". Another date to keep an ...
by Ian Wegg
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC sneak out a disguised "Ghost Story for Christmas"
Replies: 27
Views: 2092

Re: BBC sneak out a disguised "Ghost Story for Christmas"

Yes. I'm not a huge fan of Carla Lane's work but I did think that Butterflies was good. Reuniting former pairings is another of the slightly wacky aspects of Doctors that lifts it above the normal soap. When Diane Keen was a regular they did an episode with her Cuckoo Waltz partner David Roper. I ke...
by Ian Wegg
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC sneak out a disguised "Ghost Story for Christmas"
Replies: 27
Views: 2092

Doctors

An interesting episode today, "Connie & Clyde", reuniting Wendy Craig and Bruce Montague nearly 40 years after Butterflies.

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by Ian Wegg
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Cousin Oliver syndrome"
Replies: 20
Views: 434

Re: "Cousin Oliver syndrome"

The earliest UK example I can recall was Sue Nicholls being replaced as Marilyn Gates in Crossroads (by Nadine Hanwell in 1968, Wikipedia tells me). There was an announcement at the start of the episode and Nadine, I seem to remember, didn't look much like Sue Nicholls although was about the same age.
by Ian Wegg
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Thames TV
Replies: 64
Views: 3397

Re: Thames TV

Jack Smethurst probably blew his line, and he did it again at the end of the show, possibly after the audience had gone. In my one experience of attending the recording of a sitcom - Tom, Dick & Harriet at Thames in 1982 - the audience remained present for the re-recordings at the end and we all ha...