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by Mickey
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2114
Views: 82015

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

I've loved this series. Absolutely loved it. Happiest I've been with the show since its return in 2005. Doc 13 has been great, the companions are fun - especially Bradley Walsh's Graham - and I've really enjoyed the smaller scale of it all. It all got too overblown for me, with the Lonely God/Oncomi...
by Mickey
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "What We Were Watching"
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: "What We Were Watching"

First time I had heard of Grace Dent, I think. She was spectacularly awful. Some good clips though. Lovely to see that bit of "Going Live!" again, and I enjoyed the bits of Les Dennis's show. She had a valid point in that "Blue Peter" was sometimes a bit out of place in the children's TV schedules, ...
by Mickey
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 41362

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

I wouldn't usually stop a film halfway through, but if it's two and a half hours long, then damn straight I would! I've done the LoTR films over a couple of nights in the past. Partly because I just can't set that much time aside for viewing anything so long. As far as "Shada" is concerned, I'd pref...
by Mickey
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ghostwatch Documentary
Replies: 25
Views: 1636

Re: Ghostwatch Documentary

There's a piece about "Ghostwatch" on the BBC News site this morning. Not a long read, but a good one: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-41740176.
by Mickey
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Can't pay? We'll take it away (Channel 5)
Replies: 10
Views: 994

Re: Can't pay? We'll take it away (Channel 5)

Did Roger Cook used to seek permission?
by Mickey
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: The Glory Days of Cult TV Fanzines - Is There Interest Still
Replies: 32
Views: 1353

Re: The Glory Days of Cult TV Fanzines - Is There Interest S

I adored "Cult TV". It was everything I wanted from a magazine. I mentioned it once on Outpost Gallifrey, saying how much I had loved it, and somebody who had used to work on it responded. He said that the reason it had tanked was the internet, which effectively replaced such magazines, because it w...
by Mickey
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Adam Adamant" audio find
Replies: 47
Views: 2033

Re: "Adam Adamant" audio find

I don't know how far a lack of views on YouTube can be attributed to a lack of interest. Personally I had no idea that the episodes were up there (thank you for the links!) How are these links publicised, and where? As to "Adam Adamant Lives!", gimme gimme gimme. Don't care that it's audio only. Of ...
by Mickey
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2114
Views: 82015

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

He hasnt closed it, fortunately. It's still there, and hopefully he'll come back when things have died down a little. What you have there, sadly, is a mixture of certain newspapers misquoting him, and also quoting him out of context, mingled wth Who fans being Who fans. These are, after all, people ...
by Mickey
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Our "multicultural past"
Replies: 50
Views: 1556

Re: Our "multicultural past"

She probably wasn't Sophie Okonedo, certainly. :) However she was the daughter of a pair of Italians, and it's highly unlikely that she was the snow-white-skinned woman of contemporary art. Nor is it likely that she was as blonde as Veerle Baetens, who portrayed her in the recent "The White Queen". ...
by Mickey
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Our "multicultural past"
Replies: 50
Views: 1556

Re: Our "multicultural past"

"Oh, well that's a recent thesis, so it has to be true. " Meaning? It doesn't fit with your preconceived notions so, despite being based on the contemporary documentary evidence, it must be untrue? As a recent thesis it's more likely to be true than the Ladybird Book of Empire from 1955. And no, no...
by Mickey
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2114
Views: 82015

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

They're addressing the show's writing by replacing a not untalented but hopelessly self-indulgent and creatively exhausted writer with a thoroughly mediocre and derivative one. Yeah, that'll fix it. Chibnall's "Broadchurch" is quite celebrated. It seems popular both with viewers and with critics. I...
by Mickey
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2114
Views: 82015

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

Sorry to be so long in replying. I'm not around these parts often these days. The history of black Rome, and of black Romans in Britain. First of all, and perhaps most convincingly, are numerous skeletons unearthed in the north of England, which have been categorised as African. (Various traits are ...
by Mickey
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2114
Views: 82015

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

There were black Roman centurions. There were black Roman citizens. There were black Roman Britons. The Roman Empire covered black countries, so it's all rather obvious when you think about it. For that matter, there were very high born black Roman Britons, one of whom governed Britain for a time. A...
by Mickey
Wed May 17, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: What was there before Braveheart? Opinions please.
Replies: 10
Views: 445

Re: What was there before Braveheart? Opinions please.

"Braveheart" is no more historical than "Cutthroat Island"! There was "Rob Roy" in 1995, and "Last Of The Mohicans" a few years before that (again, about as historically accurate as "Braveheart"). Are the 1940s old enough to count? If so, "Schindler's List". Branagh's "Henry V"? There was "Glory" in...
by Mickey
Sun May 14, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Non actors appearing as themselves.
Replies: 66
Views: 2076

Re: Non actors appearing as themselves.

SgtPepper wrote:Some Mother's Do 'em
Is that the pornographic version? ;)

Seeing "The Office" mentioned above makes me think - would "Extras" count, or are those appearances technically fictionalised versions of the real people?
by Mickey
Fri May 05, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Non actors appearing as themselves.
Replies: 66
Views: 2076

Re: Non actors appearing as themselves.

Corbett Woodall managed to do a Kenneth Kendall and appear as 'Newsreader' in many shows, including a number of "Goodies", and there was also Raymond Baxter's famous appearance in the "String" episode. Which reminds me - Kenneth Kendall in "Adam Adamant Lives!" (and quite a lot of other things, tho...
by Mickey
Wed May 03, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actor/Writers
Replies: 35
Views: 1137

Re: Actor/Writers

Thank's for Steph info, will have to catch up on that one, supposedly she and Brosnan didn't exactly get on, so it would be interesting to know what he thought of that one. He frequently cites it as his favourite episode. He's always careful to be very complimentary about her. Whatever their "issue...
by Mickey
Wed May 03, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actor/Writers
Replies: 35
Views: 1137

Re: Actor/Writers

A friend has just reminded me that Ian McCulloch wrote several episodes of "Survivors". Her least favourite of the bunch, it seems! The episode of "Remington Steele" that SZ wrote is called 'Steele In The Chips', and it's about the invention of a supposedly calorie-free chocolate chip cookie - inspi...
by Mickey
Tue May 02, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actor/Writers
Replies: 35
Views: 1137

Re: Actor/Writers

Michael Landon wrote (and directed, and produced) a lot of stuff over the years, beginning of course with "Bonanza", and then going on to more or less run the whole show with "Little House On The Prairie" and "Highway To Heaven". He won a few awards over the years for his writing. Bradley Whitford, ...
by Mickey
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Non actors appearing as themselves.
Replies: 66
Views: 2076

Re: Non actors appearing as themselves.

Liberace turned up in an episode of "Kojak". Very odd cameo! That was the final season of "Kojak" when, after years as a fairly realistic (as these things go) police drama, it decided to try to take a page out of "Starsky & Hutch"'s book, and lob in an element of comedy. This was very much one of th...
by Mickey
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Fictional TV on TV - the shows that weren't
Replies: 60
Views: 3112

Re: Fictional TV on TV - the shows that weren't

In Doctor Who "Remembrance of the Daleks" (1988) set in 1963 a TV shows the announcement of the first episode of a new science fiction series..." but is cut off at that moment. So was it Dr Who or a parallel universe equivalent??? Logically, there must be a show called "Doctor Who" in the DW univer...
by Mickey
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The staggeringly conceited nowism of the 'Radio Times'
Replies: 5
Views: 579

Re: The staggeringly conceited nowism of the 'Radio Times'

I think one can take "so far" as read, no? Of course they're not saying that those programmes are better than anything that's going to be made in the next eighty-three years. But we're nearly twenty years into the current century, and I see no harm nor foul in a quick poll to ask what's been best so...
by Mickey
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Race Through The Decades
Replies: 51
Views: 1672

Re: Race Through The Decades

I'm really interested to know what you make of Walcott. In researching that collection I found that it was absolutely hated by much of its cast who considered it to be racist. It was voted the worst black TV drama by Black Film Bulletin! Oh boy. Well, I didn't hate it, but then I'm a little less in...
by Mickey
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Race Through The Decades
Replies: 51
Views: 1672

Re: Race Through The Decades

Black and Chinese are two very different categorisations (Chinese isn't a 'race'). "The Asian Detective" might not have been used, but there's nothing wrong with Chinese. I can't see anybody avoiding "The Jamaican Detective" or "The Zulu Detective", although admittedly they would perhaps be a bit le...
by Mickey
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Chuck Berry. 1926 - 2017.
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Chuck Berry. 1926 - 2017.

It will. It got sent into space aboard the Voyager probe. Barring accident, it'll survive anything save the end of the universe.
by Mickey
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Chuck Berry. 1926 - 2017.
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Chuck Berry. 1926 - 2017.

Oh no. It was a long life, I know, but there are some people you don't ever want to see go. Chuck Berry practically invented the music I spend half my life listening to. Somebody wrap Little Richard up in cotton wool, quick.
by Mickey
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Modern language in period drama
Replies: 16
Views: 693

Re: Modern language in period drama

The lieutenant thing actually happens in British drama? I admit it's my preferred pronunciation (just as well I didn't enter the Services!), but surely everybody knows how it's supposed to be said? (Wrongly. I see no 'f'). ;) Personally I've always said "Right-o", so I don't think of it as a grandfa...
by Mickey
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: New agreement between Network and the BBC
Replies: 55
Views: 5856

Re: New agreement between Network and the BBC

I love you, Michael. Have a cookie. ;)


Although you'll have to give it back if the release ends up getting delayed!
by Mickey
Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Unforgotten referencing a possible forgotten
Replies: 38
Views: 1556

Re: Unforgotten referencing a possible forgotten

Yeah, but "Ironside" has been repeated a lot by the BBC, both in the '80s and in the 2000s, and the "Hart To Hart" reunion movies often air (Lionel Stander did all of them until his death in 1994. I think there was one or two after that). I'm a big "Ironside" fan, for example, and I was born in 1975...
by Mickey
Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Unforgotten referencing a possible forgotten
Replies: 38
Views: 1556

Re: Unforgotten referencing a possible forgotten

You've never heard of Alma Cogan?! Mind you, my father has never left the '50s, so I grew up listening to that sort of thing. She had a string of mega-hits in the UK in the pre-rock & roll era, before sadly dying very young, of cancer. Later featured in a Python sketch about logic (audio only though...