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by Simon36
Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Your Moment of the Year?
Replies: 12
Views: 681

Re: Your Moment of the Year?

Good stuff, nice to know that something current works for some of us.

Still pondering mine!
by Simon36
Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Your Moment of the Year?
Replies: 12
Views: 681

Your Moment of the Year?

As long as it's related to the topics we talk about on here....

It could have been a Network DVD release, a thread on TMC, a new television programme that wowed you.... what was your moment of the year?
by Simon36
Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012)
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012)

Wonder score for Far From the Madding Crowd too. RIP.
by Simon36
Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:14 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Charles Durning 1923-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Charles Durning 1923-2012

Lovely sympathetic and heroic turn in When A Stranger Calls too. RIP.
by Simon36
Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Gerry Anderson, MBE (14 April 1929—26 December 2012) RIP
Replies: 31
Views: 1883

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

The key shows deserve to be seen as much as a part of 60s culture as anything. Whilst I think he was not a natural for live action stuff, I still really like UFO as something of a flawed gem (I think Halliwell's comment of "lively, well produced, rather humourless space adventures") isn't a bad summ...
by Simon36
Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Whistle and I'll Come To You
Replies: 34
Views: 1806

Re: Whistle and I'll Come To You

I've never thought MR James was the brilliant writer many think he is. There is a snobbishness about ghost stories and many people who wouldn't give them houseroom only concede to the odd MR because he was a cloistered academic in my opinion. I think the BBC adaptations are marvellous because so oft...
by Simon36
Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Jacob Joachim "Jack" Klugman (Apr 27, 1922 - Dec 24, 2012)
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Re: Jacob Joachim "Jack" Klugman (Apr 27, 1922 - Dec 24, 201

Loved Klugman, what a great name, face, manner, voice... a real pro. I love his turn in 12 Angry Men, he always made me laugh in The Odd Couple and Quincy Me (as I used to think it was called) was a great creation. I just to love how worked up he got when he was explaining "what must have happened."...
by Simon36
Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Whistle and I'll Come To You
Replies: 34
Views: 1806

Re: Whistle and I'll Come To You

On the subject of vastly overinflated reputations, The Stone Tape. The Nightmare Man is shit too. Agreed and strongly agreed. Oh, and I watched The Ice House last night. The BFI booklet makes out that it's a neglected classic. I just thought it was arch and rather pointless. I have to agree on this...
by Simon36
Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Whistle and I'll Come To You
Replies: 34
Views: 1806

Re: Whistle and I'll Come To You

I've just re-watched this and have not revised my previous opinion that it's a load of mumbling cobblers. I really don't understand its reputation - what am I missing? Are you talking about the Miller one? I think that's magnificent. A wonderful character study first and foremost, an exercise in ma...
by Simon36
Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Closedown, Late Call, Reflections and all that sort of thing
Replies: 30
Views: 1866

Re: Closedown, Late Call, Reflections and all that sort of t

I certainly remember Grampian doing them well into the 90s. I think they did the one called Reflections. I recall one particular instalment wherein the presenter simply switched on one of those Playful Penguin Race toys & invited us to consider the circular hustle of our everyday lives. That's marv...
by Simon36
Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Children's drama on the BBC
Replies: 30
Views: 1876

Re: Children's drama on the BBC

That may well be so but it isn't "the end of children's TV on the BBC", it's the end of children's programmes on BBC1 & BBC2. The BBC still has a major commitment to children's broadcasting across two dedicated channels, even if it's not exactly the same as most people here grew up with. I do wish ...
by Simon36
Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:27 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Children's drama on the BBC
Replies: 30
Views: 1876

Re: Children's drama on the BBC

One of the great tragedies about that I think is that when I was a child I tended to stay with an channel, and so after the kids stuff or before I had the chance of encountering other things. Watching The Five Faces of Dr Who and staying on BBC2 began my lifelong passion for Sherlock Holmes and also...
by Simon36
Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe 1979
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Re: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe 1979

Yes indeed! The Witch is astounding, the scene where she first meets Edmund and also the slaying of Aslan are both very grotesquely done. It's still my favourite version of the book.
by Simon36
Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Closedown, Late Call, Reflections and all that sort of thing
Replies: 30
Views: 1866

Re: Closedown, Late Call, Reflections and all that sort of t

I certainly remember Grampian doing them well into the 90s. I think they did the one called Reflections.

I seem to remember at least one of the regions used Cavatina as the music OF COURSE!
by Simon36
Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Saint
Replies: 34
Views: 2392

Re: The Saint

Oh I think he does look the part a bit. It's a terrific character and I hope it does well. I was actually about to start a thread about Return of the Saint here. It's a show I remember watching as a child (I was always disappointed that the white lined figure in the titles wasn't in the show itself!...
by Simon36
Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Closedown, Late Call, Reflections and all that sort of thing
Replies: 30
Views: 1866

Closedown, Late Call, Reflections and all that sort of thing

I don't know what this suddenly popped into my mind, but one of the things long vanished from television are the five minute to camera pieces usually spoken by a clergyman before the channel went off air for the night. They were to me the religious equivalent of the Open University broadcasts as the...
by Simon36
Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:12 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Children's drama on the BBC
Replies: 30
Views: 1876

Re: Children's drama on the BBC

Yes I didn't think it was him but it is a bizarre resemblance!
by Simon36
Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Children's drama on the BBC
Replies: 30
Views: 1876

Re: Children's drama on the BBC

I have an Ashby novel called A Kind of Wild Justice that looks just like a tv tie in, and I swear it's Albert Finney on the cover but I can find no reference to it having been a serial.

http://childrensbookshop.com/book.php?cno=85180
by Simon36
Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Children's drama on the BBC
Replies: 30
Views: 1876

Re: Children's drama on the BBC

Very interesting! Didn't know they'd done other Ashbys though Break in the Sun is astounding, Brian Hall and Nicola Cowper especially good in it.
by Simon36
Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Children's drama on the BBC
Replies: 30
Views: 1876

Re: Children's drama on the BBC

That's a blind spot for me though the title rings a vague bell, but very interested to hear what other dramas like this were around!
by Simon36
Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Children's drama on the BBC
Replies: 30
Views: 1876

Children's drama on the BBC

Mention of God's Wonderful Railway on here prompted me think how many very fine filmed (or part filmed) drama serials were shown in the 5.10 slot around the turn of the 80s. I'm thinking of GWR, Break in the Sun, Enchanted Castle, Swish of the Curtain, Codename Icarus, and a little earlier, one call...
by Simon36
Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Old railway tv programmes on iplayer
Replies: 10
Views: 803

Re: Old railway tv programmes on iplayer

Quute right, I'd love to see that properly. As a child it held no interest for me, but now I'd love to watch it. I saw one episode a while back and it was charming. Same location as The Signalman too.

The BBC4 collection is lovely though.
by Simon36
Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe 1979
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Re: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe 1979

Many thanks everyone: just to say that this WAS an enquiry to supplement what Id already found as the online listings are all the US cast only. So grateful to finally have those voices identified. Extraordinary that even the UK print of the film lists the alternative cast only!
by Simon36
Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe 1979
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Re: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe 1979

Yes I read it was SH though it doesn't sound much like her. Its a brilliant voicing mind!

Just cant place who is voicing the other kids! Leo McKern is the professor.
by Simon36
Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe 1979
Replies: 14
Views: 746

The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe 1979

I loved this version of the story, the animated gem that turned up on tv at Christmas a fair bit when I was a tot. For years I've only been able to find the US version with American voices. Ive now tracked down the one with the English cast but amazingly the end credits list the American cast! Im re...
by Simon36
Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Old railway tv programmes on iplayer
Replies: 10
Views: 803

Re: Old railway tv programmes on iplayer

The BBC 4 doc was good, and nice to see The Signalman featured!
by Simon36
Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Sex Game
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: The Sex Game

Good detective work, well done!

What an intriguing series it looked, and some good writers there.
by Simon36
Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Archive TV on BBC 2 Daytime?
Replies: 7
Views: 1145

Re: Archive TV on BBC 2 Daytime?

Definitely a nice piece of news and also delighted there are to be more new daytime drama serials, as Land Girls and Moving On were splendid. The problem with archive repeats is the lack of faith they have in showing something people don't already know. I mean how lovely would it be to have some Thi...
by Simon36
Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Sex Game
Replies: 3
Views: 507

The Sex Game

Now there's an eye catching title!

Does anyone know anything about this series? Its completely passed me by but has very interesting credits:

http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt1051773/
by Simon36
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Old railway tv programmes on iplayer
Replies: 10
Views: 803

Re: Old railway tv programmes on iplayer

Brilliant heads up thank you! I couldn't see the fascination with railways as a boy. but as I get older that's all changing....