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by Nigel Stapley
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Katherine Helmond (1929-2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Re: Katherine Helmond (1929-2019)

Absolutely! She played Jessica Tate as soft-hearted and fuzzy-brained, but with the occasional flash of steel. A great performance in a great show.
by Nigel Stapley
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Ruth Price (1924-2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Ruth Price (1924-2019)

Pioneeering radio and television producer at BBC Cymru

BBC
by Nigel Stapley
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Peter Tork (1942-2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 587

Peter Tork (1942-2019)

by Nigel Stapley
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Richard Gregory RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Re: Richard Gregory RIP

Better in the 'Ashes To Ashes' section, I think. Could one of the mods please move it there?
by Nigel Stapley
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Radio Cymru 'Post Prynhawn' music
Replies: 5
Views: 1290

Radio Cymru 'Post Prynhawn' music

This is a last-throw-of-the-dice sort of thing. Is there anyone out there who would know the identity of the theme music to Radio Cymru's late-afternoon news programme Post Prynhawn which was used from the late 70s until at least the mid 80s? I always find it difficult to describe these things (and ...
by Nigel Stapley
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Dame June Whitfield (1925 - 2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 2039

Re: Dame June Whitfield (1925 - 2018)

We've had two threads about The Lion... in the past.

One on the old forum:

http://www.mausoleumclubforum.org.uk/xm ... #pid111539

And one on this one:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=78
by Nigel Stapley
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Dame June Whitfield (1925 - 2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 2039

Re: Dame June Whitfield (1925 - 2018)

Her characterisation on The News Huddlines of the dreaded queen mum as a spoonerism- and malapropism-prone old Cockney bint was superb.

She also voiced Mrs Beaver in the UK-soundtracked version of the animated The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe in the late 70s (Arthur Lowe was Mr Beaver).
by Nigel Stapley
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: John Bluthal (1929 - 2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 1400

John Bluthal (1929 - 2018)

Never Mind The Quality, Feel The Width, work with Milligan and much more.

https://tvtonight.com.au/2018/11/vale-john-bluthal.html
by Nigel Stapley
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Peter Brackley (1951? - 2018)
Replies: 0
Views: 508

Peter Brackley (1951? - 2018)

Commentator, broadcaster and voice-over artist. Fond memories of Football Italia on Sunday afternoons.

Guardian/PA report
by Nigel Stapley
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Jacqueline Pearce (1943-2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 1015

Jacqueline Pearce (1943-2018)

Most notably Servalan.

From Big Finish
by Nigel Stapley
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Topical quizzes and panel games
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: Topical quizzes and panel games

In about '86, S4C broadcast Fel 'Na Mae ('That's The Way It Is') which a combination of a quiz and a light-hearted discussion. It was chaired by the historian John Davies (1938-2015, author of the seminal book A History Of Wales).
by Nigel Stapley
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Harlan Ellison (1934-2018)
Replies: 1
Views: 583

Harlan Ellison (1934-2018)

Prolific award-winning short-story writer, editor, TV scriptwriter and originator (Star Trek, The Starlost, Babylon 5, etc.) and occasional asshole.

Guardian
by Nigel Stapley
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Terry Dyddgen Jones
Replies: 0
Views: 490

Terry Dyddgen Jones

TV director and one-time CA for HTV.

BBC
by Nigel Stapley
Wed May 23, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Trevor Preston (1938-2018)
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Re: Trevor Preston (1938-2018)

He co-wrote the theme tune, too.
by Nigel Stapley
Sun May 20, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Trevor Preston (1938-2018)
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Trevor Preston (1938-2018)

Creator of Ace Of Wands, Out and Fox and writer for Freewheelers, The Sweeney and many another.

Guardian obit
by Nigel Stapley
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Many A Slip
Replies: 41
Views: 5485

Re: Many A Slip

Coming back to this, I have to say that I'm enjoying these re-runs immensely. There's been a preponderance of episodes from the 1978 series, which is probably due to the BBC having held on more of them in the archives. It was also David Nixon's last series, as he died at the end of that year and was...
by Nigel Stapley
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: David Ogden Stiers (1942 - 2018)
Replies: 0
Views: 492

David Ogden Stiers (1942 - 2018)

Major WInchester in M*A*S*H, amongst other things.

CBS News
by Nigel Stapley
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: British Comics
Topic: Your childhood comics.
Replies: 68
Views: 11523

Re: Your childhood comics.

I had wondered if it was Valiant , but I couldn't visualise the covers of the annuals. Was there more than one Knockout ? I could have sworn that the one I remember was absorbed into Whizzer & Chips , as I said above. I don't remember any Marvel stuff in Smash , though; only the British funnies that...
by Nigel Stapley
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: British Comics
Topic: Your childhood comics.
Replies: 68
Views: 11523

Re: Your childhood comics.

Coming in late to this whole subject, but I can think of my comic-reading period (roughly 1966-75) featuring at various times the Beano , the Dandy , Beezer , Whizzer & Chips , Knockout (which was later incorporated into W&C , IIRC), Cor!! (Front-page character Gus The Gorilla, with the regular punc...
by Nigel Stapley
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Many A Slip
Replies: 41
Views: 5485

Re: Many A Slip

I don't really know. For one thing, the radio tuner was out of sight in the staff rooom, and so I wouldn't have known whether it was distrubuting MW or FM reception to the classroom (even if I knew about such things at that age!). If it was MW, then it could have been the Welsh HS from Wrexham or it...
by Nigel Stapley
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Many A Slip
Replies: 41
Views: 5485

Re: Many A Slip

There was a series broadcast on Sunday afternoons on R2 in the summer of 1968, which was subsequently repeated at 12.25pm Tuesdays on R4 in the autumn of that year (1 October - 24 December). Could that possibly be what you were thinking of? Nah, 12.25 we'd have been playing on Top Yard. Oh well, pe...
by Nigel Stapley
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Many A Slip
Replies: 41
Views: 5485

Re: Many A Slip

It's the same programme, but with a different programme ID. They'll probably claim that it's the ghost of Messiter at work. Getting back to Nigel's question: According to Genome, the last broadcast of Listen With Mother on the Light Programme was on 4 September 1964. It moved to the Home Service aft...
by Nigel Stapley
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Many A Slip
Replies: 41
Views: 5485

Re: Many A Slip

Again perhaps giving away too much about my weird childhood state, I'm pretty sure that MAS was broadcast after Listen With Mother on a weekday afternoon at some point between 1966 and 1969. But was LWM on Light/2 or Home/4 during that period? I've often been surprised in hindsight at which programm...
by Nigel Stapley
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Many A Slip
Replies: 41
Views: 5485

Re: Many A Slip

The next episode of MAS is described as having been "First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in January 1973"

I don't expect them to be obsessed, but I think it's reasonable to expect them to take care with the facts.
by Nigel Stapley
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: Android Chrome Login Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1193

Re: Android Chrome Login Problem

Seems like it's OK on Firefox (although FF for Android is - generally speaking - a crock of poo).

Thanks for the advice.
by Nigel Stapley
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: Android Chrome Login Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1193

Android Chrome Login Problem

I've got one of them there smartphones now, and I've just tried logging in on it here for the first time. ID and password are correct, but when I tap the 'Login' button, it takes me through to a screen which says that I'm logged in (rather than to the forums), but after a couple of seconds it throws...
by Nigel Stapley
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Many A Slip
Replies: 41
Views: 5485

Re: Many A Slip

Broadcasters would have been bound by (I think) the Representation of the People Act, which would have precluded any candidate in the election from being featured in a context which would mean that that candidate's presence couldn't be balanced out by candidates from the other parties, e.g. in a pan...
by Nigel Stapley
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Many A Slip
Replies: 41
Views: 5485

Re: Many A Slip

Absolutely wonderful! And, as you say Brock, very fast-moving - far more than I remember it being. The pace had noticeably slowed down by the last few series. I may have heard that episode the first time it was broadcast, because I was a precocious brat of 5 who listened to it, not because I underst...
by Nigel Stapley
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Doreen Keogh (1924 - 2017)
Replies: 1
Views: 581

Doreen Keogh (1924 - 2017)

Concepta Riley/Hewitt in Corrie.

Guardian obit