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by Spiny Norman
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?
Replies: 27
Views: 911

Re: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?

Mark wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:31 pm
It's on YT, under Specsavers little click advert.
The one with the knob gag, right?
by Spiny Norman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?
Replies: 27
Views: 911

Re: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?

The Goodies did the best "classical history" joke ever. Well, there isn't a LOT of competition, but still, everyone else went for the obvious: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g83Dlwx67Oc And I've watched all extant toga comedies in the world (which often wasn't a pleasure). Since it's clips under 30...
by Spiny Norman
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?
Replies: 27
Views: 911

Re: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?

The Goodies did the best "classical history" joke ever. Well, there isn't a LOT of competition, but still, everyone else went for the obvious: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g83Dlwx67Oc And I've watched all extant toga comedies in the world (which often wasn't a pleasure). Since it's clips under 30 ...
by Spiny Norman
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Stranger" - early Australian sci-fi rediscovered
Replies: 9
Views: 400

Re: "The Stranger" - early Australian sci-fi rediscovered

I wonder why it is running at 24 fps though.
by Spiny Norman
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: The old Mausoleum Club. Is it no more?
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: The old Mausoleum Club. Is it no more?

So THAT's why it's called the Mausoleum Club! :o
by Spiny Norman
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Stranger" - early Australian sci-fi rediscovered
Replies: 9
Views: 400

"The Stranger" - early Australian sci-fi rediscovered

It's been mentioned on other sites but not here yet, so... "Australia's answer to Doctor Who" - a scifi TV series from 1964 called "The Stranger". Recently, it's been rediscovered, cleaned up, digitized, and everything. Now all 12 episodes are on youtube (legally even). See full news bulletin here.
by Spiny Norman
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sherlock Holmes
Replies: 231
Views: 8354

Re: Sherlock Holmes

Mark wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:36 pm
Spiny Norman wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:02 pm
Yes, I definitely would have expected them there too.

Two Wilmers are still half-missing, of course.
There's a complete soundtrack to one of them, although you probably know that already.
Out on DVD, too, although you probably knew that already too.
by Spiny Norman
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sherlock Holmes
Replies: 231
Views: 8354

Re: Sherlock Holmes

Yes, I definitely would have expected them there too.

Two Wilmers are still half-missing, of course.
by Spiny Norman
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Vendetta 1966-68 - any hope of a DVD set ?
Replies: 17
Views: 539

Re: Vendetta 1966-68 - any hope of a DVD set ?

Opened On 19th July 2013. By which time cheap DVD had supplanted expensive VHS, and internet access was as widespread as gas and electricity. It was perfectly clear by now that archives were to be stored electronically, and retrieved using a personal computer via the internet. (The archives availab...
by Spiny Norman
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Vendetta 1966-68 - any hope of a DVD set ?
Replies: 17
Views: 539

Re: Vendetta 1966-68 - any hope of a DVD set ?

Well, of course now it's 2020... It was a joke at the time, and I said so at the time. What a boon it would have been in the 1960s. What a step forward in wider-access television. Just think of how much now-lost material would have survived in its inventory. Uhm... depending on what year we're talk...
by Spiny Norman
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Vendetta 1966-68 - any hope of a DVD set ?
Replies: 17
Views: 539

Re: Vendetta 1966-68 - any hope of a DVD set ?

You posted the question in a few different places. But if you have a good reason for wanting to see them, more than just superficial curiosity, then you could book a viewing session at the BFI on appointment. You'd have to be in London or possibly a few affiliated places would do as well. There use...
by Spiny Norman
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Vendetta 1966-68 - any hope of a DVD set ?
Replies: 17
Views: 539

Re: Vendetta 1966-68 - any hope of a DVD set ?

I am just interested in the television shows that were shown during my lifetime. Unfortunately at this time my poor health does not really allow me to travel very far from home any more. Many thanks though for your post. It is much appreciated, Yes it is not much help I fear. It's probably a bridge...
by Spiny Norman
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Vendetta 1966-68 - any hope of a DVD set ?
Replies: 17
Views: 539

Re: Vendetta 1966-68 - any hope of a DVD set ?

You posted the question in a few different places. But if you have a good reason for wanting to see them, more than just superficial curiosity, then you could book a viewing session at the BFI on appointment. You'd have to be in London or possibly a few affiliated places would do as well.
by Spiny Norman
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Terry Jones (1942 - 2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Terry Jones (1942 - 2020)

Well, on the positive side:

1. Terry G can now finally be just the Terry.
2. Graham Chapman won't feel left out anymore for being the only dead one.
3. Maybe we'll get another one of those crazy memorial services?
by Spiny Norman
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC: Dracula (2020)
Replies: 10
Views: 567

Re: BBC: Dracula (2020)

I find the james-bond-quality puns distracting. Even at the start they're a bit over the top with the double meanings. Now, I'm the last person who has the right to accuse anyone of making puerile jokes. But the mix is odd. First the whole thing seems rather serious, and then they just chuck it over...
by Spiny Norman
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Some more Blackadder studio tape(s) turns up
Replies: 0
Views: 261

Some more Blackadder studio tape(s) turns up

Seems legit enough to link to: [BBvideo 560,340]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es2wAxTW8ZM[/BBvideo]
I'm still hoping for a "Beer" studio tape to turn up one day...
by Spiny Norman
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sherlock Holmes
Replies: 231
Views: 8354

Re: Sherlock Holmes

Shame these didn't turn up before the DVD releases BITD. Are they dubbed or subtitled? The screen-grab suggests b/w. B/W subtitled: https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/79640606_10157685319596203_1089195644611985408_o.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ohc=uozt11EqvEwAQlT-yU8cWDk6CdJy1qqyX3R7QkgFfdV0nV5T...
by Spiny Norman
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sherlock Holmes
Replies: 231
Views: 8354

Re: Sherlock Holmes

It's just been announced that four clips have been found from missing Cushing episodes. Each about a minute long. Sherlock Holmes 18.11.1968 Black Peter (missing) Sherlock Holmes 09.09.1968 The Second Stain (missing) Sherlock Holmes 28.10.1968 The Naval Treaty (missing) Sherlock Holmes 23.09.1968 Th...
by Spiny Norman
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Overseas (Archives and Schedules)
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Overses (Archives and Schedules)

I think the first post still needs some work... delpher/nl/kranten are Dutch newspapers which include the TV pages. While hetarchief is Flemish (although the language is Dutch)... The Dutch one is: https://zoeken.beeldengeluid.nl/ Those two are the only ones that show directly the archive holdings o...
by Spiny Norman
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries
Replies: 88
Views: 2778

Re: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries

Yes - I'm afraid my previous post was off topic, it was about resources in general, and had nothing to do with AOW.
by Spiny Norman
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries
Replies: 88
Views: 2778

Re: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries

Earlier I referenced zoeken.beeldengeluid.nl - and now the Flemish (i.e. half of Belgium) have opened a similar search engine: https://hetarchief.be It includes several institutions' collections, but the most interesting is probably the public television VRT (previously BRT before the Flemish and th...
by Spiny Norman
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 2112

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

I'm sure either Network of BFI would have no problem in sorting out all the audio, any discussion/documentary material would be limited, with so few personnel from the series still around, I would have thought. Now you're beginning to get too optimistic. There will always be other comedians who are...
by Spiny Norman
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 2112

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

I'm sure either Network of BFI would have no problem in sorting out all the audio, any discussion/documentary material would be limited, with so few personnel from the series still around, I would have thought. Now you're beginning to get too optimistic. There will always be other comedians who are...
by Spiny Norman
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 2112

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

Yes, BFI or Network, I should think, and how much they want to spend on it. Hopefully with surviving Audio as well, of course. It's just my superficial impression but I would imagine Network to go primarily for the essentials, and the BFI doing comparatively more discussion, dissection and analysis...
by Spiny Norman
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 2112

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

From a content point a view, but yes, tech wise, it may be a case of not worth it from a sales angle. "Python" gets the full treatment, presumably because it would be a much bigger seller. The transfers, MAYBE. It probably saved a little bit of money to transfer 6 telerecordings instead of 8. But p...
by Spiny Norman
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 2112

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

I'm sure it could be done now, and given the same treatment as "ALT1948S", "DNAYS" and "Python". Actually, the 1948 Show didn't receive the best possible treatment, I'm sorry to say. The video material had a few problems - more than DNAYS - but it got only very cursory attention. Easily fixable pro...
by Spiny Norman
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 2112

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

Didn't know that!...It's about time that "Best Of" was replaced with a set of surviving material. Can't be any objections now, surely. Under the prevailing mindset, it might be best to get it issued quickly, before any more 'objections' are found. Meh... I expect the most trouble from estates and m...
by Spiny Norman
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 2112

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

I'm usually good on themes tunes though. It must all be still there, it's just getting to it, for instance, "Virgin Of The Secret Service", I recalled bits of it, but when I first saw the DVD, every episode came back to me ( with other connected memories). I probably saw "Goodbye Again", but recall...
by Spiny Norman
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 2112

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

I'm usually good on themes tunes though. It must all be still there, it's just getting to it, for instance, "Virgin Of The Secret Service", I recalled bits of it, but when I first saw the DVD, every episode came back to me ( with other connected memories). I probably saw "Goodbye Again", but recall...
by Spiny Norman
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 2112

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

Slightly off-topic, but it's possible that something (if not all) of the 7 episode Charlie Drake series, "Slapstick And Old Lace" from 71, might exist as NTSC copies in the US, ( all missing here). Seen some references to clips of guest singers from it. Like perhaps here? http://www.retrovideo.com/...