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by Juswuh
Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Scotland Yard
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: Scotland Yard

I presume they're formatted as they were seen in the cinema. Having watched four episodes tonight (with much enjoyment!), the previously "missing" episode "Wall Of Death" looks a bit rough compared to the others. On Disc Seven there's a gallery of original posters (from which the DVD cover art is ta...
by Juswuh
Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: New Network website
Replies: 32
Views: 2480

Re: New Network website

I quite agree about the prices, though you can usually be sure that new releases are cheaper direct.
by Juswuh
Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Scotland Yard
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: Scotland Yard

Just had a very quick look! Most of the episodes are shown in 4:3, going to widescreen on Disc Six with "The Ghost Train Murder" from 1959. The ones I checked out all look superb.

Some people will also be pleased to hear that Studio Canal have got a new ident with no twittering.
by Juswuh
Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: New Network website
Replies: 32
Views: 2480

Re: New Network website

At the bottom of the main page you can see what's scheduled week by week from now through till March.
by Juswuh
Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Scotland Yard
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: Scotland Yard

I pre-ordered from Amazon and am expecting delivery today - free with Amazon Prime, so not that much more expensive. There's a complete episode posted to watch on Network's new site, and that looks fabulous, definitely one to bin the bootlegs for.
by Juswuh
Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Cannon
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: Cannon

Season Three is just about to be released in the US, too.
by Juswuh
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: New Network website
Replies: 32
Views: 2480

Re: New Network website

Tried it with a Kindle Fire HD, and it loads quickly enough but part of the right-hand edge is blank, as I think someone else has found. Also not having Flash support means you can't watch the previews. There is a note saying it's not mobile-compatible yet and they're working on it.
by Juswuh
Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:40 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: New Network website
Replies: 32
Views: 2480

Re: New Network website

I found there's a Scotland Yard episode, "The Grand Junction Case", posted on the site as well. Out on Monday.
by Juswuh
Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: New Network website
Replies: 32
Views: 2480

Re: New Network website

IMHO Not a very good advert for the Edgar Wallace series 'Dead Man's Chest' as is its probably one of the worst of the entire series , when Merton Park's money tank was running on vapour. Chosen perhaps because John Thaw's in it? Though they could have picked "Five To One", which is one of the seri...
by Juswuh
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: New Network website
Replies: 32
Views: 2480

New Network website

I'm surprised there isn't yet a thread about Network's move to networkonair.com - the new site's open now. A few things could be tweaked, I think, but it looks good, and a whole bunch of new releases are officially scheduled. There's also the Edgar Wallace ep "Dead Man's Chest" available to watch on...
by Juswuh
Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Edgar Wallace anthology - Network
Replies: 7
Views: 815

Re: Edgar Wallace anthology - Network

There's a review of the box set on Amazon that complains about the sound quality, saying it's been cheaply processed and is almost unlistenable - quite without foundation, in my view (or hearing).
by Juswuh
Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Edgar Wallace anthology - Network
Replies: 7
Views: 815

Re: Edgar Wallace anthology - Network

I' m pretty sure the Amazon date is just a placeholder in the absence of a date from Network. And I imagine we' ll have some new releases officially announced by them shortly.
by Juswuh
Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Your Moment of the Year?
Replies: 12
Views: 847

Re: Your Moment of the Year?

Got to be the Edgar Wallaces getting released for me, too. As I said at the time, I'd been waiting ten years.
by Juswuh
Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TVseries not shows that never saw the light of day
Replies: 47
Views: 3967

Re: TVseries not shows that never saw the light of day

Re second series, just remembered that Strange Report would have continued but production was planned to move from London to Hollywood, and Anthony Quayle and Anneke Wills didn't want to go.
by Juswuh
Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TVseries not shows that never saw the light of day
Replies: 47
Views: 3967

Re: TVseries not shows that never saw the light of day

How close did Journey To The Unknown get to having a second series?
by Juswuh
Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: If you could commission one TV show...
Replies: 14
Views: 998

Re: If you could commission one TV show...

If anyone wanted to do a show like that, they'd probably get it written by Kim Newman.
by Juswuh
Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Whistle and I'll Come To You
Replies: 34
Views: 2090

Re: Whistle and I'll Come To You

You don't see much mention of the 2000 series with Christopher Lee as James reading his tales to an audience of undergraduates, with This Life-style camerawork. Yes, it was utterly stupid and unwatchable.
by Juswuh
Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012)
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012)

His music for Joseph Losey's "Secret Ceremony" created an atmosphere which I don't think the film lived up to.
by Juswuh
Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Gerry Anderson, MBE (14 April 1929—26 December 2012) RIP
Replies: 31
Views: 2134

Re: Gerry Anderson, MBE (14 April 1929—26 December 2012) RIP

One of the founding fathers of cult TV. RIP.
by Juswuh
Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Human Jungle (Network)
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Re: The Human Jungle (Network)

I put the booklet aside. Loved the set otherwise!
by Juswuh
Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2156
Views: 125601

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

Frankly. all Moffat's Christmas specials have been duds - whereas in RTD's time the special was just an adventure that happened to take place at Christmas, under Moffat they've laid on the Christmasness with an industrial-strength trowel, not to mention each one homaging an established classic. And ...
by Juswuh
Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain
Replies: 197
Views: 11932

Re: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain

brigham wrote: That's interesting. Who hath the right to update literature in this cavalier fashion?
Do modern editions of The Hobbit still mention Bilbo's relatives thinking him "queer"?
by Juswuh
Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC News - End of the World!
Replies: 5
Views: 726

Re: BBC News - End of the World!

I get really irritated by the tee-heeing coverage of this in supposedly serious places like the BBC news and the Guardian.
by Juswuh
Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Christmas Television
Replies: 15
Views: 1329

Re: Christmas Television

The Christmas idents are put on ridiculously early nowadays, by the BBC at least. It's an example of a media development that I don't think anyone has given a name - "event bloat", maybe.
by Juswuh
Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain
Replies: 197
Views: 11932

Re: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain

Watching Naked City on DVD I've noticed the same bits of location footage turning up in car rides all around New York.
by Juswuh
Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain
Replies: 197
Views: 11932

Re: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain

Not strictly a depiction of Britain, but an episode of Knots Landing c.1981 featured an "English rock band" called Cosmic Steeple dressed in mod gear c.1966.
by Juswuh
Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain
Replies: 197
Views: 11932

Re: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain

A long time since I've seen it but wasn't the 1960s Batman story 'The Londinium Larcenies' pretty dire? It's on ITV4 early next Monday morning! And I don't think its depiction of London was particularly bad as the Batman TV show went (third season, too, when the show was about as cheaply made as hu...
by Juswuh
Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2156
Views: 125601

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

If that's not them in the trailer it's some close relatives.
by Juswuh
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2156
Views: 125601

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

The bloody Weeping Angels again?
by Juswuh
Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: When are they EVER going to release...
Replies: 182
Views: 11993

Re: When are they EVER going to release...

I've sure I've read that there's some obstacle to Rutland Weekend Television being seen again. I think Eric Idle himself has blocked it?