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by Westengland
Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: late '50s BBC - what was code 197?
Replies: 10
Views: 1086

Re: late '50s BBC - what was code 197?

Regarding television drama and other past programmes, using another webname, I have made lists on IMDb of subjects that I am interested in, using IMDb's Your Lists facility: GlosBIo/Your Lists/Public Lists . [align=justify]The list are merely continuing personal projects of mine. I have much more in...
by Westengland
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: late '50s BBC - what was code 197?
Replies: 10
Views: 1086

Re: late '50s BBC - what was code 197?

[align=justify][/align] [align=justify]Regarding Lysistrata and Greek drama on UK television in the past - er, how can I put it...well, for example, a few years before the Greek plays described in the Screenplays blog posts, on 19 September 1954, the BBC put on a production of Troilus and Cressida ,...
by Westengland
Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: late '50s BBC - what was code 197?
Replies: 10
Views: 1086

Re: late '50s BBC - what was code 197?

[align=justify]Finding out what 197 was, will, if successful, be the product of research in the BBC Archives, the archives of dead broadcasters, and with still-living broadcasters who used it (whatever it was). As this kind of work is time-consuming, sometimes tedious and "boring", those who want to...
by Westengland
Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Division 4
Replies: 34
Views: 3822

Re: Division 4

[align=justify]I've exchanged TwitterMessages today (via @TelevisionAU ) with Andrew Bayley of TelevisionAU - The History of Australian Television website (one of several archive broadcasting ones down under but the most comprehensive) about some of the Australian programme information I've put on I...
by Westengland
Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: William Shakespeare 1564-1616-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: William Shakespeare 1564-1616-2016

Better not mention that fact on world social media today or in eleven days time :)
by Westengland
Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: William Shakespeare 1564-1616-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 705

William Shakespeare 1564-1616-2016

[align=justify]Came and went, once upon a time, long, long ago.[/align] [align=justify]Because of what he did, his work has been and will always be a part of broadcasting archives, all over the world.[/align] [align=justify]Because of what people did and do with those archives, often - too often - a...
by Westengland
Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Insurrection' - RTÉ 1966
Replies: 4
Views: 808

Re: 'Insurrection' - RTÉ 1966

[align=justify]As would be expected, several RTÉ programmes about 1916-2016 on or around this Easter, including Prime Time - see yesterday's (23/3/16) Prime Time page on RTÉ Player here (plus 1916 on RTÉ Player sidebox in lower right of upper page.[/align]
by Westengland
Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Insurrection' - RTÉ 1966
Replies: 4
Views: 808

Re: 'Insurrection' - RTÉ 1966

[align=justify]I recommend RTÉ Archives Twitter account here as a good, simple, way of seeing what RTÉ has in its Archive (that they want to mention, that is). It also gives an idea of the programmes the other major television broadcaster in The Isles, after the BBC and ITV, was showing in its earli...
by Westengland
Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Asa Briggs (1921-2016)
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Asa Briggs (1921-2016)

Historian.

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Death Notice:
Sussex University

Obituaries:
Guardian
Independent
Telegraph
by Westengland
Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Seachable US Broadcasting magazines site
Replies: 1
Views: 381

Re: Seachable US Broadcasting magazines site

[align=justify]The "etc" includes a lot of material of great interest closer to home than the USA which should remain available for use if mentioned with discretion (i.e. not over-publicised on websites and blogs).[/align]
by Westengland
Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Robert Stigwood (1934-2016)
Replies: 0
Views: 273

Robert Stigwood (1934-2016)

Entertainment impresario, agent, manager, promotor.

IMDb

Obituaries:
Guardian
Independent
Telegraph
by Westengland
Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Ruth Boswell (1930-2015)
Replies: 7
Views: 1171

Re: Ruth Boswell (1930-2015)

Independent obituary, by Gavin Gaughan, published today. Plus Times obit (£) link. (see 4 November 2015 above)
by Westengland
Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: From Andy Pandy To Zebedee: The Golden Age of Children’s TV
Replies: 30
Views: 3287

Re: From Andy Pandy To Zebedee: The Golden Age of Children’s

@Private Frazer
[align=justify]There's a post by Andrew Martin about John Hunter Blair, Behind the camera: John Hunter Blair on BBC Genome Blog at 6 December 2015.[/align]
by Westengland
Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC Genome Blog
Replies: 0
Views: 381

BBC Genome Blog

[align=justify]The blog of the Genome website: BBC Genome Blog , for "News, updates [ Genome page], highlights [ Genome Blog page] and banter".[/align] [align=justify]Re "banter" (sic) - that is, knowledge is difficult and dangerous (as are the knowledgeable) and can only be made understandable by b...
by Westengland
Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Don Leaver (1929-2015)
Replies: 1
Views: 432

Don Leaver (1929-2015)

UK television (mostly ITV) director, also producer.

IMDb

Obituaries:
Guardian
by Westengland
Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Peter Dickinson (1927-2015)
Replies: 4
Views: 635

Peter Dickinson (1927-2015)

Novelist, principally for children, also journalist and occasional television scriptwriter.

IMDb

Obituaries:
Guardian
Independent
Telegraph
by Westengland
Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Jackanory
Replies: 0
Views: 358

Jackanory

[align=justify]Old members of the Mausoleum Club may remember that there is a feature about Jackanory on the old MC site here which gives detailed listings of J broadcasts, stories and storytellers.[/align] [align=justify]It would be interesting to learn what is currently known about extant video an...
by Westengland
Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Nicholas Smith (1934-2015)
Replies: 7
Views: 1027

Re: Nicholas Smith (1934-2015)

IMDb Obituaries: Guardian Independent (by simon36 ) Telegraph (includes photographs from Spyder's Web - Things That Go Bang In The Night and Wings Of Song ). YouTube: [align=justify] Nicholas Smith (put up last September by NJS and his daughter, Catherine Russell, now a tribute).[/align]
by Westengland
Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Geraint Stanley Jones (1936-2015)
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: Geraint Stanley Jones (1936-2015)

[align=justify]I have at last been able to post a link to an obituary for Geraint Stanley Jones, who died in August. This is from the Royal Televison Society website, the Sais media cruelly denying the world the obits usual for senior broadcasting people for this leading member of the Welsh media Ta...
by Westengland
Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Geraint Stanley Jones (1936-2015)
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Geraint Stanley Jones (1936-2015)

Welsh television producer and executive, BBC then S4C.

IMDb

Obituaries:
RTS Cymru
by Westengland
Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: William McIlvanney (1936-2015)
Replies: 0
Views: 270

William McIlvanney (1936-2015)

Scottish writer. Novels, short stories also plays. Broadcast work mostly confined to Scotland.

IMDb

Obituaries:
Guardian
Independent
Telegraph
Herald
Scotsman
by Westengland
Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Anthony Read (1935-2015)
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: Anthony Read (1935-2015)

UK Television scriptwriter, script editor, producer, non-fiction books author and writers' activist.

IMDb

Obituaries:
Guardian
by Westengland
Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Keith Michell (1926-2015)
Replies: 8
Views: 913

Re: Keith Michell (1926-2015)

[align=justify]To follow my references to the most and least obituarised and viewed Ashes To Ashes subjects, on the Julia Jones ATA thread earlier today, notice how Keith M's obits are stacking up.[/align]
by Westengland
Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Julia Jones (1923-2015)
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: Julia Jones (1923-2015)

[align=justify][/align][align=justify] simon36 : Thanks for the Independent obit. It's interesting who in UK archive broadcasting land gets full obituaries in the broadsheets, trade or specialist press/websites and in how many of those outlets (When completing your programme on Man Alive and since i...
by Westengland
Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Redvers Kyle (1929-2015)
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Re: Redvers Kyle (1929-2015)

IMDb

Obituaries:
Telegraph
by Westengland
Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Hazel Adair (1920-2015)
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Re: Hazel Adair (1920-2015)

by Westengland
Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Kenneth Gilbert 1931-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Re: Kenneth Gilbert 1931-2015

Obituaries:

Telegraph (Includes a colour still from the first episode of The Caesars, Augustus).