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by stanbutler
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: "Thirty Minutes Worth"
Replies: 6
Views: 1314

Re: "Thirty Minutes Worth"

Having dug out my copies I find I actually have the first four episodes and the correct order is thus; THIRTY MINUTES WORTH - BBC Light Programme 1963 1. 23/09/1963 The Holiday (adapted from TV ep 2.2 11/05/1961) 2. 30/09/1963 The Request (adapted from TV ep 2.3 18/05/1961) 3. 07/10/1963 The Insuran...
by stanbutler
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: "Thirty Minutes Worth"
Replies: 6
Views: 1314

Re: "Thirty Minutes Worth"

For completions' sake there was also a series of Thirty Minutes Worth on BBC Radio 2 in 1988, also scripted by Vince Powell like the 1963 run, which survives in full. I don't recall if these were further adaptations of 60s scripts or entirely new ones for the 80s as I haven't heard them in a while. ...
by stanbutler
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: "Thirty Minutes Worth"
Replies: 6
Views: 1314

Re: "Thirty Minutes Worth"

The two episodes I have of the radio version are Episodes 3 & 4, The Holiday and The Request (07th & 14th October 1963), adapted from TV Here's Harry episodes of the same names from S2 (2.2 and 2.3 aired 11th and 18th May 1961). Those TV episodes survive which is both good news and something of a lo...
by stanbutler
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network - TV wish list
Replies: 72
Views: 11372

Re: Network - TV wish list

Ye, I've been hoping for the rest of The Two of Us, plus the rest of Shelley and Bootsie & Snudge way up on my list.
by stanbutler
Sun May 01, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TV stories set in Scotland
Replies: 30
Views: 3868

Re: TV stories set in Scotland

Hancock's Half Hour 3.4 - A Holiday In Scotland . Hancock is told by the Doctor he must get fit, but when Hancock takes an unwilling Sid on a hunting holiday to Scotland, they get snowed in. Hugh & I 1.2 A Brace of Peasants sees Terry & Hugh go on a grouse shooting holiday to Scotland where they bu...
by stanbutler
Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Change of pilot
Replies: 16
Views: 2630

Re: Change of pilot

The pilot to In Loving Memory was made by Thames in 1969 with Christopher Beeny in the same role but Ivy was played by Marjorie Rhodes and Edward Chapman was Jeremiah. They didn't make a series and when Yorkshire picked it up in 1979 Thora Hird was Ivy and Freddie Jones was Jeremiah in the first ep...
by stanbutler
Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Change of pilot
Replies: 16
Views: 2630

Re: Change of pilot

The pilot to In Loving Memory was made by Thames in 1969 with Christopher Beeny in the same role but Ivy was played by Marjorie Rhodes and Edward Chapman was Jeremiah. They didn't make a series and when Yorkshire picked it up in 1979 Thora Hird was Ivy and Freddie Jones was Jeremiah in the first epi...
by stanbutler
Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: British Comedies of the 1930s: Volume 8 [Network]
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Re: PR: British Comedies of the 1930s: Volume 8 [Network]

Yes, I have off-airs of both of these but it's nice to see some Jack & Cis films on DVD, although not in the same films in this case.
by stanbutler
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: Spring Meeting [Network]
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

Re: PR: Spring Meeting [Network]

Not seen this one but making a point of collecting Nova Pilbeam's films so looking forward to this.
by stanbutler
Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: Aldwych Farces: volume 4 [Network]
Replies: 1
Views: 469

Re: PR: Aldwych Farces: volume 4 [Network]

Excellent news, greatly enjoying these, shame about the long gaps of 3-4 months between releases. Pot Luck is particularly good fun.
by stanbutler
Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:21 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: It's That Man Again [Network]
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

Re: PR: It's That Man Again [Network]

Two out, It's in the Bag finally made it out April last year after a few delays from Renown;
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Its-Miss-McTagg ... in+the+bag

Gert & Daisy Clean Up still straggling though.
by stanbutler
Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: It's That Man Again [Network]
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

Re: PR: It's That Man Again [Network]

Not a particularly funny film, much like the radio original it's very dated, but it has it's charm and great to see it get a DVD release, although I have a copy. Hopefully we'll get the other radio comedy spin-off films too such as Happidrome and the unreleased Gert & Daisy films etc.
by stanbutler
Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: Mystery Junction [Network]
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Re: PR: Mystery Junction [Network]

I have a ropy off-air of this too, lovely stuff. Definitely worth an upgrade.
by stanbutler
Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Why is taking over a role a career killer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1448

Re: Why is taking over a role a career killer?

It's not always the case. Phil Silvers turned down A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Forum which went to Zero Mostel (who won a Tony award). Realising his mistake Silvers said yes to the 1972 revival which was also very successful and won him a Tony award. Then there are the many shows where ...
by stanbutler
Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: The Galton and Simpson Comedy: The Complete Series
Replies: 8
Views: 1906

Re: PR: The Galton and Simpson Comedy: The Complete Series

Excellent news, I have ropey off-airs of The Suit, Pity Poor Edie, and An Extra Bunch of Daffodils. Been waiting a long time to see the other three!

Paul Merton also remade The Suit and Don't Dilly Dally On The Way in his Galton & Simpson remake series.
by stanbutler
Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:42 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Hugh And I" DVD
Replies: 19
Views: 3499

Re: "Hugh And I" DVD

Yes, I fear another Rag Trade situation where we'll never get those last 3/4 episodes if they're missed off, although with that series wasn't it that they thought the episodes left off were of insufficient picture quality? Which isn't the case with Hugh & I, at least Escort Duty is perfectly fine.
by stanbutler
Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: The Phantom Light [Network]
Replies: 8
Views: 1583

Re: PR: The Phantom Light [Network]

JWG wrote:Reminds me of Arthur Askey's Backroom Boy,which is a favourite film.I've only seen PL once.
Yes, Backroom Boy with a considerably less irritating lead! :)
by stanbutler
Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: The Phantom Light [Network]
Replies: 8
Views: 1583

Re: PR: The Phantom Light [Network]

A brilliant film with bags of atmos, a lighthouse, and Gordon Harker. What more could you want?
by stanbutler
Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Hugh And I" DVD
Replies: 19
Views: 3499

Re: "Hugh And I" DVD

I emailed Simply on Friday about the odd decision to only release the 20 surviving episodes of Series ! & 2, 8 of nine episodes of Series 1 and all 12 of Series 2) as there were only three other episodes of the 6 series left; (3.7 Escort Duty, 5.3 It Never Rains, & 6.6 Chinese Crackers), plus the on...
by stanbutler
Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: Rome Express [Network]
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: PR: Rome Express [Network]

Trains go without saying! :)
by stanbutler
Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: Rome Express [Network]
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: PR: Rome Express [Network]

Anything with Gordon Harker is worth a look.
by stanbutler
Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: Aldwych Farces: volume 3 [Network]
Replies: 3
Views: 798

Re: PR: Aldwych Farces: volume 3 [Network]

Great, I was worried the AF collection had stalled at Volume 2 after Jessie Matthews raced ahead to Volume 4. I have these to from VHS but an upgrade will be lovely.

I hope Network won't be leaving out the rarer earliest Aldwych films?
by stanbutler
Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: 80,000 Suspects [Network]
Replies: 11
Views: 1767

Re: PR: 80,000 Suspects [Network]

Lovely, I've wanted to see this for years.
by stanbutler
Sat May 09, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: It Ain't Half Un-PC Mum...
Replies: 98
Views: 13843

Re: It Ain't Half Un-PC Mum...

I love IAHHM, it's more end-of-the-pier farce than DA's slapstick and character stuff but there still a good bunch of characters in this with some subtler moments, the very last episode is lovely, as is the developing relationship between the SM and Parkin when SM Williams think he is the boys fathe...
by stanbutler
Sun May 03, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: The Weak and the Wicked [Network]
Replies: 5
Views: 1108

Re: PR: The Weak and the Wicked [Network]

I have an off-air of this, a very good film, I'll be upgrading.
by stanbutler
Fri May 01, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: Small Hotel [Network]
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Re: PR: Small Hotel [Network]

Yes, a lovely film. Trying to collect all of Harker's films and although I have an off-air of this a proper release upgrade will be nice.
by stanbutler
Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Almost cast' actors
Replies: 76
Views: 12486

Re: 'Almost cast' actors

David Jason went for Corporal Jones in Dad's Army but not sure how close he was to being cast. Lots of people aution for roles without coming that close to actually getting them. On radio Prunella Scales had almost been definitely decided on to replace Joy Nichols in Take It From Here when they audi...
by stanbutler
Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Recommendations for a good series?
Replies: 50
Views: 6564

Re: Recommendations for a good series?

I love I, Claudius but it can be a bit panto with it's larger than life performances and over-sensationalist whereas I thought The Caesars had a more natural tone and an equally interesting cast. I tend to go more for 60s b/w too. But both very fine series and there's not much in it either way, they...
by stanbutler
Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Recommendations for a good series?
Replies: 50
Views: 6564

Re: Recommendations for a good series?

Can't say about any of the above but if you enjoy the subject matter of I Claudius then you may also like The Caesars (1968) which I found better myself.
by stanbutler
Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: Second Fiddle [Network]
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: PR: Second Fiddle [Network]

Another I've not heard of but I do like Thorley Walters and watched him only last week with Adrienne Corri in Hammer's Vampire Circus so it'll be interesting to seem them together younger.