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by Simon36
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Play for Today: The Cheviot, The Stag and the B.B. Oil
Replies: 2
Views: 387

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

Yes, touché. Missed at the time. Anyway, nice to know it’s there. And with a big booklet.
by Simon36
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Play for Today: The Cheviot, The Stag and the B.B. Oil
Replies: 2
Views: 387

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- ... il-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.
by Simon36
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Dr Who Blu-Rays
Replies: 8
Views: 753

Re: Dr Who Blu-Rays

It depends whether the original film sequences exist. For Seasons 10, 12 and 18, very little or nothing still exists. For Season 19, plenty of film sequences are still around which is why there's a dramatic improvement for that particular set. There is an improvement for the studio VT scenes as wel...
by Simon36
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Dr Who Blu-Rays
Replies: 8
Views: 753

Dr Who Blu-Rays

Starting a Dr Who related thread, with some trepidation. I’ve been enjoying the classic series blu-ray boxes, but is it just me or is there no visible improvement in the film sequences? I can’t understand why blu-rays of things like The Sweeney look remarkable, but there’s no such dramatic improveme...
by Simon36
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 5752

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

I don’t think anyone has yet mentioned the super. BLACK AND WHITE IN COLOUR season in the 90s. Can’t remember the year but there was a repeat of the Play for Today A HOLE IN BABYLON and loads more, and a superb accompanying book.
by Simon36
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 5752

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

Randomly, C4 repeated THE LOVERS in 1996. BBC2 also had a rather tasty RICHARD EYRE season in 1993, which contained three Play for Todays, JUST A BOY’s GAME, COMEDIANS and THE IMITATION GAME, and the SCREEN ONE: PAST CARING. Just a Boy’s Game was repeated again in 1998 by BBC Scotland to mark their ...
by Simon36
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 5752

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

The BBC is often a target for right-wing rumour-mongers. At one time, it was reported that the Director-General (no less) had described the organization as 'hideously white'. How low can these race-haters stoop? He did. It was Greg Dyke. Predictably, that phrase was quoted by the right-wing press w...
by Simon36
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 5752

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

Speaking of tributes, there was a DIXON episode shown in 1981 as a tribute to Jack Warner. BBC4 took over a lot of tribute duties when they were in their early years, showing, for instance, the RUMPOLE play for Leo McKern. When John McGrath died, however, they decided against a repeat of THE CHEVIO...
by Simon36
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: John McCririck (1940-2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Re: John McCririck (1940-2019)

He was a shit.
by Simon36
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 5752

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

Speaking of tributes, there was a DIXON episode shown in 1981 as a tribute to Jack Warner. BBC4 took over a lot of tribute duties when they were in their early years, showing, for instance, the RUMPOLE play for Leo McKern. When John McGrath died, however, they decided against a repeat of THE CHEVIOT...
by Simon36
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 5752

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

CATWEAZLE did get a full run on LWT in the 80s... that’s where I first saw it!
by Simon36
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 5752

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

The Mavericks season was also shown in the same slot on Grampian. I agree with Robin that looking back there was a sense of saying goodbye. Certainly the amount of repeat runs seems to pretty much end with the end of the 80s, although I was surprised to see another prime time repeat of The Sweeney o...
by Simon36
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 5752

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?) causing uproar among fans. I wonder if this is simply garbled nonsense, or that it’s referring to the swapping of FREE FOR ALL and SCHIZOID MAN. Hilariously, the...
by Simon36
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 5752

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 Simon36
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 5752

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

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 VISITING FIREMAN (bizarre choice) showed up. Also The Prisoner: The Girl Who Was Death , which made for a weird first view of the...
by Simon36
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Bryan Marshall (1938–2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: Bryan Marshall (1938–2019)

A very useful actor who always delivered the goods. Despite moving to Australia in 1983 he made a surprise appearance in Robin of Sherwood three years later.
by Simon36
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Douglas Fielding (1946-2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Douglas Fielding (1946-2019)

Sad to report that Duggie, best known as PC Quilley in Z Cars and Sgt Roy Quick in EastEnders, lost his battle with cancer last night.
by Simon36
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 5752

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

The theme nights were always nicely selected. Crime and Punishment included a repeat of the original Rumole of the Bailey Play for Today. Two further Sweeney repeats that were downright bizarre choices showed up I remember, one on BBC and one on C4 in the 90s. BBC showed Supersnout as part of an eve...
by Simon36
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 5752

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

That Christmas one, was that A PERFECT CHRISTMAS? A BBC Two theme day, on 21 DECEMBER 1991? The theme nights of that era were a good place for surprise repeats. That one included The Signalman and, for some reason, The Evacuees, which had originally been shown in March 1975 but repeated on Christmas...
by Simon36
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 5752

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

There must be a special skill in finding atypical episodes for such compilations. Quite! Actually, it's telling that both the Best of British and Mavericks episodes of The Sweeney that were chosen were scripted by Troy Kennedy Martin, whose scripts the cast and production team loved, but which the ...
by Simon36
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 5752

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

Simon Coward wrote:
WHY DIDN'T THEY ASK EVANS
The Guardian wryly speculated that the only reason for this repeat was to offset some of the production's considerable costs, since it was hardly a tv milestone...
by Simon36
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 5752

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 VISI...
by Simon36
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The Clemmie Hart Years
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: The Clemmie Hart Years

So why, then, once she became an established star, couldn't Anneka Rice (or indeed anyone else) just say "from now on I shall be representing myself"? Seems easier than going through this elaborate charade. (Although it wouldn't have made for such an entertaining radio show...) Because producers et...
by Simon36
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 226
Views: 18941

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Not keen on the scheduling though, creepy films don't work during broad daylight. Just before "Armchair Thriller" a trail for..."Get Some In" on TPTV, starting in July, just after Forces TV finish their latest run of it. Agree. they did that with The Night Caller which was once an ITV late night pe...
by Simon36
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The Clemmie Hart Years
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: The Clemmie Hart Years

Presumably there's no requirement to be represented by an agent, is there? I remember this post from a few years back about Brian Wilde: http://www.mausoleumclubforum.org.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2094&p=23035#p23035 None at all, although pretty hard to get your career started without one. Albe...
by Simon36
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Almost cast' actors
Replies: 76
Views: 5589

Re: 'Almost cast' actors

Louise Jameson did indeed get down to the final few for Purdey, and Katherine Fahy down to the final few for Leela. Lesley Ann Warren and Susan Sarandon were screen tested for Lois Lane in the 1978 Superman. Confessions of a Window Cleaner was turned down by Dennis Waterman and Richard O’Sullivan. T...
by Simon36
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The Clemmie Hart Years
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: The Clemmie Hart Years

I thoroughly enjoyed this. The only thing that kept nagging at me was that Hugh Grant also claimed once, on the Graham Norton Show, that he had an invented agent for a few years. Anneka was great though, a charming show.
by Simon36
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Morgan's Boy 1984
Replies: 11
Views: 915

Re: Morgan's Boy 1984

See ya.
by Simon36
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 7Up question
Replies: 11
Views: 798

Re: 7Up question

Interesting, thanks. I don’t think I’ve ever seen 16mm scrub up so gloriously, that’s why it threw me!
by Simon36
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Morgan's Boy 1984
Replies: 11
Views: 915

Re: Morgan's Boy 1984

That’s certainly silenced everyone.