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by didi-5
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Antony and Cleopatra [Network]
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

Re: PR: Antony and Cleopatra [Network]

Long overdue, I have a really ropey VHS of this so would be great to upgrade. It's one of the two really good adaptations of this play (the other being the BBC Shakespeare entry with Jane Lapotaire's Cleo). So can't wait to see this release find new fans in this special Shakespeare year.
by didi-5
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: New agreement between Network and the BBC
Replies: 55
Views: 11903

Re: New agreement between Network and the BBC

Shoulder To Shoulder is absolutely magnificent, caught up with the whole series a couple of years ago and it is definitely a must-watch, beautifully written and performed.
by didi-5
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Dickensian
Replies: 35
Views: 5234

Re: Dickensian

Didn't he say he had already written series 3 and had plans for four more? In any case, it is a real shame that the BBC have given up on this one.
by didi-5
Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: William Shakespeare 1564-1616-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1189

Re: William Shakespeare 1564-1616-2016

He will be relevant when all the archive TV shows are forgotten (and if the idea that there are only limited plots is true, he wrote them all anyway).
by didi-5
Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Tell me Another
Replies: 34
Views: 6897

Re: Tell me Another

This has been quite entertaining. Looking forward to the next batch.
by didi-5
Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
Replies: 10
Views: 2203

Re: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

I think it is really good: I haven't read the book it is based on, though.
by didi-5
Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Johnny Keating (1927-2015)
Replies: 3
Views: 972

Re: Johnny Keating (1927-2015)

And the creator of the marvellous Space Experience album. RIP.
by didi-5
Fri May 29, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Oxford Dictionary Of National Biography | New Lives
Replies: 10
Views: 1588

Re: Oxford Dictionary Of National Biography | New Lives

A very quick commwnt having visited the website: Harold H Corbett???
by didi-5
Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Stan Freberg (1926 - 2015)
Replies: 2
Views: 758

Re: Stan Freberg (1926 - 2015)

And let us not forget 'The Yellow Rose of Texas'!
by didi-5
Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Palin Clangers
Replies: 8
Views: 2484

Re: Palin Clangers

dprisoner wrote:I like the clip. Sadly, here in the states, we'll get The Shat narrating...
I still find that nugget of information unbelievable. What on earth are they thinking?!
by didi-5
Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Most obscure Network DVD release
Replies: 32
Views: 4980

Re: Most obscure Network DVD release

Smith was popular in its day because it was a set text in 1980s school English classes. Haven't caught up with the Network release though.
by didi-5
Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Recommendations for a good series?
Replies: 50
Views: 6485

Re: Recommendations for a good series?

Of your original list they are all good except Clayhanger, which I found slow and ponderous ...
by didi-5
Thu Dec 25, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network - ITV sale!
Replies: 10
Views: 2307

Re: Network - ITV sale!

I picked up The Four Just Men the other week and have much enjoyed it. Great for spotting bit players - in one episode a US high school class includes Steven Berkoff and Oliver Reed, neither credited. Oh lovely! I bought this one as well but haven't started it yet, but you've given me two good reas...
by didi-5
Thu Dec 25, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sherlock Holmes
Replies: 231
Views: 32711

Re: Sherlock Holmes

Delighted to see the Wilmer episodes getting a BFI release. I bought the BBC release from America a few years ago but might be tempted to double dip.
by didi-5
Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: In The Flesh
Replies: 3
Views: 960

Re: In The Flesh

I think both series have been excellent, quirky and original, and although I haven't seen anything else on BBC3 it makes me a bit sad that this channel is going to become internet-only.
by didi-5
Fri May 09, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Memorable non-celebrity gameshow contestants
Replies: 46
Views: 6238

Re: Memorable non-celebrity gameshow contestants

Of course the Turkey man from Family Fortunes was a legend, though the best part of that for me was the shot of his family's reaction after he screwed up the Big Money game. Bob Johnson. I think he was also the one who answered "Disraeli" in the infamous "Name a famous Irishman" round. Someone sugg...
by didi-5
Fri May 09, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: What I learned about London from '24'
Replies: 33
Views: 4486

Re: What I learned about London from '24'

squidney wrote:I learnt that the old Gillette Building on the A316 next to where I work, is in actual fact the London base of the CIA. I guess they like to keep this a secret though.
That's why the hotel idea has never taken off!
by didi-5
Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: April Fool
Replies: 15
Views: 3426

Re: April Fool

I agree, the Mastermind spoof is one of the classic April Fools - you wouldn't have a chance to get away with something like that today. The Hitler spoof doc was a bit hit and miss, I thought. Maybe I've been reading too much about the Mitfords to appreciate the satire!
by didi-5
Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Vivian Stanshall - English as Tuppence
Replies: 14
Views: 2423

Re: Vivian Stanshall - English as Tuppence

Not to mention the lovely lyrics he wrote for Steve Winwood, and the song which appeared on the Bonzos reunion album 'Now You're Asleep'. Lots of people remember Vivian as the great British eccentric but he was a great songwriter, musician and versatile singer, as well as being wickedly funny. Reall...
by didi-5
Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: This is My Street [Network]
Replies: 4
Views: 951

Re: PR: This is My Street [Network]

*big grin*

Love this film. Thank you Network!
by didi-5
Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: The Norman Conquests: The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

Re: PR: The Norman Conquests: The Complete Series [Network]

Lovely, and yes, I will be able to get rid of my grey copies as well. Nice one Network!
by didi-5
Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network - TV wish list
Replies: 72
Views: 11302

Re: Network - TV wish list

JWG wrote:
Simon36 wrote:Oh and Country Matters!
I'm guessing that you know that it's out on Region 1?
Not all the episodes though. Does anyone know why, or is it simply that the Region 1 release only includes episodes shown on US television as Masterpiece Theatre?
by didi-5
Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: The House in the Woods [Network]
Replies: 3
Views: 720

Re: PR: The House in the Woods [Network]

Sounds like some of Kim Newman's bits in the Edgar Wallace set notes, where everyone is linked to their B movie or horror flick work!
by didi-5
Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The great unwatched
Replies: 20
Views: 3604

Re: The great unwatched

Like you brigham I can justify my large collection by saying I will have something to hand if and when I am in the mood to watch it. It's nice to be able to read about something and then go to the shelf and there it is, rather than having to source it from scratch. Also I like to support Network, BF...
by didi-5
Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1754

Re: Network sale

Finally purchased the Edgar Wallace - it seems almost rude not to when it is reduced to £25.
by didi-5
Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Forsyte Saga (1967)
Replies: 30
Views: 3815

Re: The Forsyte Saga (1967)

This became my favourite TV series when I first watched it about five years (previous to that I ranked The Jewel in the Crown above everything else). I didn't even notice it was black and white, and it is compulsive viewing with some great characterizations throughout. Best of all, it has plenty of ...
by didi-5
Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Open All Hours One-off.
Replies: 74
Views: 10744

Re: Open All Hours One-off.

I thought it was awful and embarrassing, and I didn't understand why Jason seemed to be doing an impression of Ronnie Barker as Arkwright. If there is a series I guess it will please some people, but I won't be tuning in. Twenty years ago this revival might have worked, but not now. IMO.
by didi-5
Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Peter O'Toole, 1932-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1837

Re: Peter O'Toole, 1932-2013

The thing with O'Toole is he could make any old rubbish worth watching. In really good stuff he was exceptional and in turkeys like Caligula, he played straight so he was at least worthwhile (but then he played Tiberius on stage so I suppose he had form despite the material). Rogue Male, My Favorite...
by didi-5
Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Edward Woodward Hour [??]
Replies: 6
Views: 1628

Re: The Edward Woodward Hour [??]

He was a reasonable singer, wasn't he? I remember someone on Radio 2 (it may have been Sounds of the 60s) playing Who Were You With Last Night and The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. Pity this hour special has slipped off Network's radar.
by didi-5
Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Dave Allen at ATV Material
Replies: 14
Views: 3100

Re: Dave Allen at ATV Material

BBC Two, 4 Jan 2014 at 2300 - Dave Allen In Search of the Great English Eccentric A 1974 documentary in which Dave Allen meets a variety of eccentrics, including a man who lives in a box on wheels, a cowboy vicar and a man who pretends to fly a Lancaster bomber in his garage. Director: Robin Brown ...