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by Simon36
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV regions question
Replies: 39
Views: 1644

Re: ITV regions question

Brock wrote:
doubleM wrote:'It'll Be Alight on the Night'
That well-known show for arsonists?

It’s a cracker!
by Simon36
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV regions question
Replies: 39
Views: 1644

Re: ITV regions question

Excellent. Does anyone know where the Southern news archive is held by the way?
by Simon36
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV regions question
Replies: 39
Views: 1644

Re: ITV regions question

For 405 lines, Camberley fell just inside the primary London region area and was in the outer, fringe, area for Southern. By late 1971 Camberley was definitely in Southern's 625-line area but before that it may have been touch and go whether it had reasonable 625-line reception at all. Lewes was in...
by Simon36
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV regions question
Replies: 39
Views: 1644

Re: ITV regions question

For 405 lines, Camberley fell just inside the primary London region area and was in the outer, fringe, area for Southern. By late 1971 Camberley was definitely in Southern's 625-line area but before that it may have been touch and go whether it had reasonable 625-line reception at all. Lewes was in...
by Simon36
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV regions question
Replies: 39
Views: 1644

ITV regions question

Hi everyone, I wonder if some kind soul can help me with this. It’s to assist me in chasing up some newsreel for research. Can anyone tell me which ITV region would you have been served by in 1971 if you lived in Lewes, Sussex or Camberley, Surrey. While I think the answers are obvious, I’m unsure o...
by Simon36
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Mark Steel - Who Do I Think I Am?
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: Mark Steel - Who Do I Think I Am?

I thought it was absolutely magnificent.
by Simon36
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Hatton Garden
Replies: 9
Views: 705

Re: Hatton Garden

brigham wrote:Something similar happened to Alan Bleasedale's splendid GBH, I recall.
Entirely by coincidence, the name 'Hatton' appeared on that occasion, too.
Did it? I thought DH was very easy about GBH, he just insisted whoever played him was good-looking.
by Simon36
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Hatton Garden
Replies: 9
Views: 705

Re: Hatton Garden

Thanks John, interesting. Hard to imagine how this happened so late in the day!
by Simon36
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Hatton Garden
Replies: 9
Views: 705

Hatton Garden

A major drama for the winter season pulled after the Radio Times went to press.. anyone any thoughts on what’s going on?
by Simon36
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Rodney Bewes (1937-2017)
Replies: 21
Views: 1739

Re: Rodney Bewes (1937-2017)

A quick look at Genome suggests that Whatever Happened To was repeated a good bit in the late 90s and 2000s, but not at all between 1975 and 1981. So maybe Bolam blocked them for a bit... and perhaps he's now forgotten about that!
by Simon36
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Rodney Bewes (1937-2017)
Replies: 21
Views: 1739

Re: Rodney Bewes (1937-2017)

I remember a few years back Bolam giving a back page interview in the Radio Times and when the Likely Lads was mentioned he gave an extremely rude response which completely backs up rumours of him blocking repeats etc. On that radio 4 interview, his bewilderment at how he would ever have the power t...
by Simon36
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Rodney Bewes (1937-2017)
Replies: 21
Views: 1739

Re: Rodney Bewes (1937-2017)

Oh that's sad, one half of a likely pair in one of the comedy classics. I don't suppose their rift was ended, which is a great shame. Interestingly, James Bolam has denied the existence of any feud: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/nov/22/james-bolam-denies-feud-with-likely-lads-co-sta...
by Simon36
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shoestring Series 2
Replies: 44
Views: 4563

Re: Shoestring Series 2

Network's website is now showing October 16th. I can live with that - as long as I can see the The Dangerous Game on Christmas Eve while sipping a glass of port, I'll be happy. EDIT: The listing now shows the inclusion of a booklet from Andrew Pixley which is excellent news (and more than makes up ...
by Simon36
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Can't pay? We'll take it away (Channel 5)
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

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

I wonder this about those docs where they follow the police around too. Do drunken people on the street being arrested actually sign a disclaimer?
by Simon36
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Website that had Shoestring and Sweeney music info
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Website that had Shoestring and Sweeney music info

The one Sweeney track that eludes me is that great little song that plays in Sweet Smell of Succession when Regan and Carter are eyeing the brunette girl in the cafe. I think it's by Steve Gray. Terrific piece.
by Simon36
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Website that had Shoestring and Sweeney music info
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Website that had Shoestring and Sweeney music info

Regarding The Sweeney, this might be of some use, since it does list a heck of a lot.

http://www.mark-1.co.uk/Sweeney%20tracks.html
by Simon36
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Terence Harvey (1944 - 2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: Terence Harvey (???? - 2017)

A chilling, near silent performance in Prime Suspect 3. I also recall him in the soap Familiea.
by Simon36
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Terry and June
Replies: 1
Views: 351

Re: Terry and June

A quick glance at the episode guide on wikipedia shows mention of a car park in the episode Cowering Inferno.
by Simon36
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shakespeare Documentary
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Shakespeare Documentary

Enoch Powell can also be seen crying in Michael Cockerell's 1995 BBC profile Odd Man Out: A Film Portrait of Enoch Powell . He is reciting some love poetry that he composed as a young man. A strange sight. Oh yes, I think I remember that. Is that the one where you got to see him with his grandchild...
by Simon36
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shakespeare Documentary
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Shakespeare Documentary

Well done, everyone! Excellent! Was Powell the blubber? Blimey...
by Simon36
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shakespeare Documentary
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Shakespeare Documentary

Can anyone help with identifying a documentary which was definitely shown on ITV. For years I thought it was a South Bank Show due to it being in that kind of slot but a look at the episode guide suggests otherwise. It would have broadcast in the late 80s or very early 90s, and was about the possibi...
by Simon36
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Newscasters"
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: "Newscasters"

How extraordinary, I was thinking this very thing only yesterday! (My excuse is I am under the weather and the mind tends ro wander). Did I imagine it or did the term "newscast" tend to get used a bit too at one time? As in "and now, a newscast from ITN".
by Simon36
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TVseries not shows that never saw the light of day
Replies: 47
Views: 3558

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

Time Screen magazine did a fantastic and very in-depth article about HHOH and HHOMAS back in the day; I would love to know where all the paperwork came from they clearly had accesss to! But the one thing that was a bit fuzzy was exactly why there was no second series of HHOH! State of Play ended wit...
by Simon36
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Roxy (ITV/ Tyne Tees 1987-88)
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Re: The Roxy (ITV/ Tyne Tees 1987-88)

Before I dive into that link: I'm sure you know this, but I have a vivid reason for remembering this show. Paul Nolan, one of the hosts, appeared on Blind Date and made quite a splash with his Brucie impression. He was then immmediately done by the tabloids as a "love rat" who was caught in bed with...
by Simon36
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Bill
Replies: 1
Views: 269

The Bill

Just a heads up, for those who haven't seen the publicity, but the Drama channel begin a complete run of The Bill tomorrow at noon. As well as potential timing reasons, I suspect the first three series will see extensive cuts due to their post-watershed nature, but still, a great chance to capture a...
by Simon36
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Tom Stoppard's pseudonymous telly work
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: Tom Stoppard's pseudonymous telly work

Stoppard was also rumoured to be behind the Gerald Wiley pseudonym for The Two Ronnies, until Barker revealed it was him. Wasn't aware of Stoppard genuinely being suspected of anything else. I don't see why he'd have needed to; he was an excellent tv playwright who could have done plenty more of tha...
by Simon36
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sue Jay - ATV Presenter?
Replies: 0
Views: 255

Sue Jay - ATV Presenter?

Wonder if anyone can assist on this. I'm trying to contact Sue Jay, who was an ATV presenter many moons ago. It seems she was interviewed for a documentary referred to here but all the links are dead and there is no way to contact that site owner. https://macearchive.wordpress.com/2012/02/23/the-his...
by Simon36
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shoestring Series 2
Replies: 44
Views: 4563

Re: Shoestring Series 2

Yes, meant to mention that pub. The Orpheus was of course once owned by Pete Walker.

I've mentioned previously on here BBC Bristol's first filmed play, FOR LOVING from 1972, shot mostly in Clifton, a stunning little work.
by Simon36
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shoestring Series 2
Replies: 44
Views: 4563

Re: Shoestring Series 2

Agree about Bristol. It's been used a good time in the last few years, Skins, Murder in Mind and Mistresses spring to mind. Clifton especially makes a great location. Being Human was the one most popular here, and we're still angry at losing Casualty to Cardiff..... Oh yes, I forgot about BH. Also ...
by Simon36
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shoestring Series 2
Replies: 44
Views: 4563

Re: Shoestring Series 2

Agree about Bristol. It's been used a good time in the last few years, Skins, Murder in Mind and Mistresses spring to mind. Clifton especially makes a great location.