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by Spiny Norman
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 1261

Re: Benny Hill recovery

Mark wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:18 am
Managed to catch the Saturday screening of "No Hiding Place" on TPTV, most enjoyable and a great cast in it as well.

Recovered by TPTV from... a private collector!...lets hope they come up with more goodies.
They did.
by Spiny Norman
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Was there racism in Hancock's Half Hour?
Replies: 17
Views: 607

Re: Was there racism in Hancock's Half Hour?

I caught a bit of Budgie the other night. I didn't see it all but got the gist the Charlie Endell had lumbered him with some illegal Pakistani immigrants. I thought yes well that would have just been how it was in 1971 with the then illegals pouring in...However there was one line Budgie said near ...
by Spiny Norman
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 1261

Re: Benny Hill recovery

The problem with recovering missing *radio* is that while *we* are interested in the classic DJs and their patter and gags, most people recording 40, 50, 55, years ago only wanted the music. Also a lot of tapes will have been recorded over or thrown out. Also when an elderly person has died, their ...
by Spiny Norman
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Ian Holm (1931-2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Ian Holm (1931-2020)

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/j ... bo-baggins

And apart from the LotR radio drama, may I also mention his impressive performance in The Browning Version?
by Spiny Norman
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 1261

Re: Benny Hill recovery

I wonder if anyone with non-Dr Who missing material is worried about a flurry of "You Don't have any Dr Who?", "If you have that you MUST have some" pestering from the psychotic part of fandom. As i said, there is an excellent reason why the Australian man or woman who filmed those 8mm DW cine-clip...
by Spiny Norman
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 1261

Re: Benny Hill recovery

paul.austin wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:30 am
There are missing Doctor Who episodes in private hands but, as illustrated by the cine-clips person choosing to be nameless, they wisely don't want the attention of the psychotic part of DW fandom
Yes; but that is strictly speaking a different subject.
by Spiny Norman
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 1261

Re: Benny Hill recovery

Brock wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:43 pm
Spiny Norman wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:44 pm
That's why most of us are still on faecesbook even though we all know the stuff they've done, or are doing even.
Speak for yourself. I won't join Facebook on principle.
Okay, but it was a general comparison; I didn't mean that that was fully identical to returning missing programs to the BBC.
by Spiny Norman
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 1261

Re: Benny Hill recovery

Right so it's "only" one recovery then. Also some have been treated badly in the past (no thanks and courier fees not reimbursed), or know others who have, so won't return on principle. Yeah, but they're punishing others. And people who on principle refuse to deal with the BBC, for reasons of their...
by Spiny Norman
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 1261

Re: Benny Hill recovery

Right so it's "only" one recovery then. Also some have been treated badly in the past (no thanks and courier fees not reimbursed), or know others who have, so won't return on principle. Yeah, but they're punishing others. And people who on principle refuse to deal with the BBC, for reasons of their ...
by Spiny Norman
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)
Replies: 75
Views: 3516

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

OK, now I'm getting a bit worried. Laughing at serious stuff can bring great release. The Producers and all that... Total class. If Joe Orton had written it, there would have been no problems. (Although it wouldn't have reached so large an audience). Well I think it was recently proven that you can ...
by Spiny Norman
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)
Replies: 75
Views: 3516

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

Yes, that's why I revived the old thread. But murphy1961 appeared to be under the impression that it was a recent thread and that the issue was that the programme had been cut, not that it had been removed completely. Might be better to start a brand new thread about it. Perhaps I'll do so tomorrow...
by Spiny Norman
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)
Replies: 75
Views: 3516

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

As far as I know both cases are about exactly the same lines. It's not even crystal clear that it's Basil and the Major that are being made fun of. Not every viewer will realise the irony that it's the two most incompetent characters in the entire series that are looking down here on women and minor...
by Spiny Norman
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)
Replies: 75
Views: 3516

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

Funny, he agreed with the removal of the offending lines when it was repeated on TV.

If the USA would have gotten their act together, none of this would have happened.
by Spiny Norman
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)
Replies: 75
Views: 3516

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

I suspect that it's become a casualty, ironically, of certain countries being not correct enough.
by Spiny Norman
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 1261

Re: Benny Hill recovery

Obtained in Bristol, in a collection of travelogue films. Another example of the gems that still turn up! Oh right, so unrelated to youtube then? In that case there might even be two! Stuff is still reported in. On the Doctor Who front, there's at least 6 episodes that collector(s) won't return - m...
by Spiny Norman
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 1261

Re: Benny Hill recovery

Yeah I believe it was simply uploaded on youtube by someone who had a film copy...
by Spiny Norman
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: shooting tv series on 35mm - historical technical detail
Replies: 10
Views: 493

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

Probably me failing to convey what I meant. Having read the Avengers Forum thread, what I understood is best explained in the same way they did: The camera recorded a larger canvas than was going to be used on screen. Anything outside of the screen canvas size was the 'dead space' I was referring t...
by Spiny Norman
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: shooting tv series on 35mm - historical technical detail
Replies: 10
Views: 493

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

I think I have been answered elsewhere though. :) Why not share that insight with us here. Once I'm able to repeat the information coherently and fully grasp it... The dead space you mention - well that won't work if anything is coming into, or moving out of, view. Which is probably why Babylon 5 f...
by Spiny Norman
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: shooting tv series on 35mm - historical technical detail
Replies: 10
Views: 493

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

To be honest, none of these replies deal with what I had in mind. I was thinking of how some series from the 1990s can suddenly find extra surface for their widescreen versions rather than guillotining top and bottom off. I think I have been answered elsewhere though. :)
by Spiny Norman
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: shooting tv series on 35mm - historical technical detail
Replies: 10
Views: 493

shooting tv series on 35mm - historical technical detail

Is there perhaps someone who knows the following? Bear in mind it's a bit detailed, and it may not apply to the UK at all!! In the nineties, American TV series would still be shot on film, right, but like this (correct if wrong): A 35 film cell would contain a lot more space on all sides, almost as ...
by Spiny Norman
Sun May 31, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 36
Views: 2479

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

brigham wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 7:37 am
This is a Forum for discussing television entertainment of yore. It is NOT for the purpose of attacking individuals whose views do not coincide with your own pre-conceived notions.
Oh sorry, I thought that maybe you would enjoy it. ;)

Haha, see what I did there?
by Spiny Norman
Mon May 25, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 36
Views: 2479

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

With "To Lay A ghost" though, the writer must have got the idea from somewhere, rather than just attempting to shock, as he's not around now, we may never know. He may have come across such an incident in real life. I did, years ago, and it was so extraordinary that, had I been a writer, I should c...
by Spiny Norman
Thu May 21, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 36
Views: 2479

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

With "To Lay A ghost" though, the writer must have got the idea from somewhere, rather than just attempting to shock, as he's not around now, we may never know. We wouldn't usually say that about OOTU, but I guess it's a possibility. Still, there are two reasons why I don't believe that that possib...
by Spiny Norman
Wed May 20, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 36
Views: 2479

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

If there is a way to delete it do you think I should? Or does anyone want to continue discussing? You could use the report button if it really bothers you. Although you are hardly responsible for what others write even if you started a thread. As a comment on the thread, I've seen worse. Although i...
by Spiny Norman
Wed May 20, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 36
Views: 2479

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

I'm not getting involved in this argument but all I did was create a thread talking about how I like some of the horror elements of series 4 and now this is happening. Please everyone calm down I preferred the time when there was a moonlanding denial discussion. At least that was perfectly harmless...
by Spiny Norman
Wed May 20, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 36
Views: 2479

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

For someone who is 'done here', you have a lot to say for yourself. I'm certainly not going to divulge 'pillow talk' for your vicarious imagination. Just accept that there are more things in life than any one individual can comprehend, and be grateful that we live in an age where we are STARTING to...
by Spiny Norman
Wed May 20, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 36
Views: 2479

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

Not glorified. Addressed. Right, "addressed" with the message that some women may enjoy rape. Face it, it's just sick. If you're so keen on dealing with social issues, then do five minutes of reading up on the subject. In a lifetime of personal experience, one hears, often first-hand, the most extr...
by Spiny Norman
Tue May 19, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 36
Views: 2479

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

brigham wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 7:23 am
Not glorified.
Addressed.
Right, "addressed" with the message that some women may enjoy rape. Face it, it's just sick.

If you're so keen on dealing with social issues, then do five minutes of reading up on the subject.
by Spiny Norman
Mon May 18, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 36
Views: 2479

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

Wife-beating. Another taboo subject for many years. Thankfully, there were people bold enough to address it. Are you deliberately trolling here, or am I really not getting the message through that abuse should not be glorified? Which it IS, if a program depicts rape as a positive experience? Maybe ...
by Spiny Norman
Mon May 18, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 36
Views: 2479

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

The best writing, in any medium, often comes with the broaching of 'difficult' issues. Depends on the meaning of "best". Well-made ""difficult"" issues could also be said to include stuff like Birth of a Nation. I see no evidence to link it to moral superiority. I didn't think it was a good episode...