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by Simon Coward
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 823

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Although I don't think Russell Harty Plus was ever *fully* networked, I believe some other ITV regions apart from LWT did take the programme at various stages of its existence. I remember being quite surprised when I discovered that Saturday Night People (with Harty, Janet Street-Porter and Clive J...
by Simon Coward
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Two Ronnies sketch
Replies: 24
Views: 534

Re: Two Ronnies sketch

For vague rudery, see also The Dardanelles and The Trossachs.
by Simon Coward
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: New format
Replies: 36
Views: 914

Re: New format

One thing I've noticed about the new set-up is that URLs now come with an 'sid' element. This seems to present an issue with regard to pasting forum links within posts. I presume the sid is a session ID unique to whoever is logged in. Links without the sid portion seem to take you immediately to a l...
by Simon Coward
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: New format
Replies: 36
Views: 914

Re: New format

stearn wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:17 pm
Thanks Simon. No, I hadn't spotted that. I will look into it, as it may be a glitch or something is no-longer supported.
There's still a button to insert the table tag itself when you're inputting / editing a post, but I'm not sure what you're supposed to do after that.
by Simon Coward
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: New format
Replies: 36
Views: 914

Re: New format

I realise you may already be aware of this as you've said there's still plenty to do here, but it might have slipped under the radar as they're not that common ... I just wanted to note that on the new board, tables seem to be broken. It seems to process the table tag itself (i.e. it hides it) but a...
by Simon Coward
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: SF/Fantasy/Cult/General TV Podcast Recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 649

Re: SF/Fantasy/Cult/General TV Podcast Recommendations

As a whole it's not specifically about TV, but there are some good editions of Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris's podcast "Rule of Three". The subject matter is comedy and each edition features a guest "who makes comedy" who talks about something comedic that they love, which could be a film, a radio o...
by Simon Coward
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Can anyone identify this memory?
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Re: Can anyone identify this memory?

In case it was something in First Frame , here's a list of those. First Frame – Series 1 1x01: 23/04/1992 23:25-23:45 The Oil Gobblers A documentary film crew go to northern Bohemia in search of the legendary petromole, a form of mutant rabbit.In Czech with English subtitles. Writer/Director Jan Sve...
by Simon Coward
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Can anyone identify this memory?
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Re: Can anyone identify this memory?

I don't know whether or not this might help. Some research I did a few years ago. Plenty of synopses still missing, unfortunately. Short and Curlies – Series 1 26/12/1989 Unusual Ground Floor Conversion [Picturegame] A young author moves into a ground floor flat, hoping for peace and quiety and look...
by Simon Coward
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Cousin Oliver syndrome"
Replies: 20
Views: 438

Re: "Cousin Oliver syndrome"

ian b wrote:The original post didn't provide an explanation of "Cousin Oliver Syndrome", and the replies seemed to focus on recasting.
Not only the replies, the original post referred to an existing character being recast - albeit with a younger actor - rather than a new young character appearing.
by Simon Coward
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Cousin Oliver syndrome"
Replies: 20
Views: 438

Re: "Cousin Oliver syndrome"

The earliest UK example I can recall was Sue Nicholls being replaced as Marilyn Gates in Crossroads (by Nadine Hanwell in 1968, Wikipedia tells me). There was an announcement at the start of the episode and Nadine, I seem to remember, didn't look much like Sue Nicholls although was about the same a...
by Simon Coward
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Play for Today: The Cheviot, The Stag and the B.B. Oil
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: Play for Today: The Cheviot, The Stag and the B.B. Oil

Now available on DVD and Blu-Ray: https://www.panamint.co.uk/the-cheviot-the-stag-and-the-black-black-oil-blu-ray I just received a marketing email from the company mentioning it; I think it’s been out a while but don’t remember it being mentioned here before. It's mentioned in the thread Billy Sma...
by Simon Coward
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Dixon of Dock Green - surviving episodes from series 9-11
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: Dixon of Dock Green - surviving episodes from series 9-1

The four episodes are:

24/11/1962 A Home of One's Own
05/01/1963 Green Wedding
16/03/1963 Before the Ball

24/10/1964 A Scrap of Paint

Anne Ridler is in the 1962 and 1963 episodes from series 9 but isn't in series 11's "A Scrap of Paint".
by Simon Coward
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Strikes!
Replies: 26
Views: 964

Re: Strikes!

Looks like the Upstairs Downstairs DVD set, then. I'll have to dig it out. In 'as broadcast' terms, then, this series has a missing episode? No, the b/w episode one was never broadcast. Bear in mind that the series wasn't aired during the strike, in fact the first episode wasn't shown until October...
by Simon Coward
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 2412

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

They also repeated a couple of episodes of The Lenny Henry Show at the time, but they weren't billed as part of the season proper. The first one was, in Radio Times, anyway. I don't know whether that extended to on-screen presentation/continuity. The season also included a broadcast of Spike Lee's ...
by Simon Coward
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Strikes!
Replies: 26
Views: 964

Re: Strikes!

Did this lead to Man of the World and Ghost Squad not being completed as presumably they were aiming for a 26 episode season? Also did this cause Rank to withdraw from financing TV and leave ITC holding the baby ( Ghost Squad ? Man of the World 's production was certainly curtailed, they were defin...
by Simon Coward
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Strikes!
Replies: 26
Views: 964

Re: Strikes!

The Equity strike in 1961/62 is quite fascinating. By early 1962 only 28 actors were still working on ITV productions. As well as Mess Mates , Bootsie and Snudge and Coronation Street were still in production at Granada with just a core cast. ABC's Our House was the only other series with actors tha...
by Simon Coward
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 2412

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

The Telly Savalas episode of GRINDL, (no, me either), was one of the comedie. Granada had taken the series in the 1960s (as had Rediffusion), so I suppose it would have still been vaguely familiar there by the mid-1970s. In the 1960s, Granada seemed to specialise in showing imported sitcoms that we...
by Simon Coward
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Crossovers?
Replies: 47
Views: 1972

Re: Crossovers?

Patrick Cargill appears in the No Hiding Place episode "The Most Beautiful Room in the World" as Miguel Garetta, the character he played in A-R's series Top Secret.
by Simon Coward
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ten recent ITV Archive drama recoveries
Replies: 10
Views: 1280

Re: Ten recent ITV Archive drama recoveries

Billy Smart wrote:An episode of Associated-Rediffusion's Murder Bag has been unearthed at the BFI and added to their catalogue - The Superintendent Finds the Angles (6 May 1959).
That's good news, though that episode's supposed to be a Crime Sheet, not a Murder Bag.
by Simon Coward
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 2412

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

Halliwell’s TV Guide claims that C4 showed one episode out of sequence (wouldn’t that automatically make it two episodes out of sequence?) I suppose that depends on whether you're looking at order or position. If you showed "Fall Out" first you still show 16 episodes in the correct sequence ("Arriv...
by Simon Coward
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 2412

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

Halliwell’s TV Guide claims that C4 showed one episode out of sequence (wouldn’t that automatically make it two episodes out of sequence?) I suppose that depends on whether you're looking at order or position. If you showed "Fall Out" first you still show 16 episodes in the correct sequence ("Arriv...
by Simon Coward
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 2412

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

Ah yes see what you mean, I wasn't paying attention in those days only visiting it occasionally, hadn't realised Big Ben had been shown way down the weeks when it's usual home was as Ep 2 (60s/70s) The order that Channel 4 put them out in 1983/84 is similar to a sequence which I've seen referred to...
by Simon Coward
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 2412

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

Ch4 showed The Prisoner in the routine order it was always shown IIRC which obviously was still not to the satisfaction to some of the prisoner aficionados. They showed the series in the order in which it was usually shown in the UK when they repeated it in 1992/93 but as far as I'm aware no other ...
by Simon Coward
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 2412

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

Which reminds me, The Power Game was another show given a repeat by C4 - in this case, just the first series.
by Simon Coward
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 2412

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

There was a Philip Mackie season too, including a complete repeat of The Organization, the play The Naked Civil Servant and single editions from Maupassant and Saki.

The channel also repeated The Human Jungle in its entirety as well as the half-hour Danger Mans.
by Simon Coward
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 2412

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

Didn’t Channel 4’s 1983/84 repeat run of THE PRISONER show them mostly in a bizarre order too? Indeed it did (original position in brackets for those less familiar with the series): 19/09/1983 Arrival (1) 26/09/1983 Many Happy Returns (7) 03/10/1983 A. B. and C. (3) 10/10/1983 Free For All (4) 17/1...
by Simon Coward
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 2412

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

just a thanks for the amazing afternoon run lists you provided on the old thread. I'm glad they're still useful (in the loosest sense of the word), and thanks to John for reviving some interest in them. Not sure if it was always the case but IIRC Douglas Fairbanks presents use to appear without Dou...
by Simon Coward
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 2412

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

BBC showed Supersnout as part of an evening of programmes that also included an episode of Shoestring, I think, in about 1993. "Supersnout" was part of BBC2's Cops on the Box evening of 31/05/1993, which in turn was part of its Crime and Punishment season. Other repeats in that season included the ...
by Simon Coward
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 2412

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

C4 showed the Special Branch episode Exposure and The Sweeney episode I Want the Man in the summer of 1995. Can’t remember the reason though Those were part of a series entitled Vintage Thames on Channel Four. 08/07/1995 The Kenny Everett Show - Didn't Quite Make It In Time For Christmas Show 08/07...
by Simon Coward
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 2412

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

The Thames Mavericks season ended with MINDER. Can’t remember the episode off hand. LWT also showed an episode of HOLDING ON. There was a similar season in 1982 entitled BEST OF BRITISH; can’t remember what the occasion was though! UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS episode GUEST OF HONOUR and SWEENEY episode VIS...