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by Cole
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Misremembered titles
Replies: 27
Views: 851

Re: Misremembered titles

rosalyn wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:46 pm
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An oft misspelled title of a series in print media, Captain Scarlett.
It's always referred to as Captain Scarlet, but it's full title is Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons.
by Cole
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Oldest TV advert still running?
Replies: 12
Views: 707

Re: Oldest TV advert still running?

I don't watch much TV nowadays have a stock of DVDs still to wade through, but two spring to mind. Jif Lemon juice - 'Don't forget the pancakes on Jif Lemon day'. That was running when I was a kid, and I am sure was being wheeled out in the last decade. The other is a bit of a cheat as it was sligh...
by Cole
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Other One" other ones!
Replies: 11
Views: 789

Re: "The Other One" other ones!

Although not a sit-com, but a sketch show, as a twelve year old in 1978, I loved LWT's The Pink Medicine Show and often wondered why there was only the one series. With a bit of hindsight, there may have only been a limited mileage on sketches based on the medical profession.
by Cole
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Look-In/Piccolo Books releases
Replies: 8
Views: 1237

Re: Look-In/Piccolo Books releases

Not sure if this counts: it's a Piccolo book, but the logo is the TV Times: David Nixon's Magic Box. I had this one as a child; not sure if it's still languishing my loft somewhere.
by Cole
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: 'Doctor' actors recently on TV
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Re: 'Doctor' actors recently on TV

A bit of a double whammy this one... during Paul McGann's stint on Holby City as the insane/murderous Professor John Gasgill a couple of years ago, Sylvester McCoy guested on an episode as a patient. Disappointingly, the two characters didn't meet, so no in-joke lines were uttered... which was a sha...
by Cole
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Britbox - UK version
Replies: 35
Views: 6932

Re: Britbox - UK version

The big day arrived with ITC and Anderson arriving. Space 1999 and UFO are in genuine HD . A browse of Captain Scarlet left me unsure whether it was SD or HD but Randall episodes are the old Carlton versions and not the new HD versions with the restored original broadcast credits. The Prisoner is H...
by Cole
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Blu Ray recommendations....?
Replies: 4
Views: 1248

Re: Blu Ray recommendations....?

Also, my Woman in Black arrived today. No time to have viewed it just yet but it is a shame that twice they have used what are essentially adapted stills from the one genuine jump scare in the whole thing (and what a cracker it is too) in the accompanying paperwork. Not quite up there with the Stat...
by Cole
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 246
Views: 39074

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Saturday 25th July @ 7.40am, Talking Pictures are to start showing Mike Reid's Runaround.
by Cole
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 30
Views: 5400

Re: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers

The last episode of Van Der Valk featured a corrupt officer who had been imprisoned; although we never see the person, his son operates some crime gang.
by Cole
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC trail that was pulled
Replies: 18
Views: 2778

Re: BBC trail that was pulled

Simon36 wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:49 am
And here it is. What on Earth were they thinking!

https://youtu.be/3RiuETHf63M
I don't remember the trailer, but that was pretty unpleasant. Also noted that would have cost a few bob to stage only to be used a few times...
by Cole
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 10636

Re: Is it all over....?

Probably not particularly relevant, but two episodes of Target were part of the initial 'BBC Tasties' VHS releases (although, I've never seen a copy). Kind of indicates that there was some sort of perceived interest from audiences at some point.
by Cole
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Britbox - UK version
Replies: 35
Views: 6932

Re: Britbox - UK version

Just a head's up if you've got a iPad, in that you can cast from the iPad Britbox app to a smart TV on the same wi-fi network. I've removed my Fire stick and use this method for most streaming services and You Tube. TV is about four years old. Although, got to admit that ITV Hub and 4 OD can be a bi...
by Cole
Sat May 23, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 44
Views: 7731

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

I think you're right, but whether we have the calibre of actors now that can plough through vast pages of script without having a cut is perhaps another matter... I seem to recall that an actor who was in Holby City (Peter Wingfield) went to work in America and the US actors couldn't believe that t...
by Cole
Sun May 17, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 44
Views: 7731

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

Having now seen the last episode, we have now been given a potential reason for his broodiness (although, that might have clashed with his propensity to sleep around).

Also, for Eye Level fans, a recognisable version at the end of the third episode.
by Cole
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 44
Views: 7731

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

It had a touch of the "Wallander" style broodiness, but wasn't too bad, and thankfully didn't descend into the downright depressing. ... Too many ad breaks though! Yes, two things that ran through my mind when I caught up with it on the very crashable ITV hub. As a first episode, there was a lot of...
by Cole
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: New ITV Sit-Com shock!
Replies: 6
Views: 1759

Re: New ITV Sit-Com shock!

Just caught up with this and found it very entertaining and some nice mocking on modern life. Thought it was only me who missed the 'two fingered salute!"

It took a moment to recognise Jimmy Akingbola from his stint on Holby City (as "The Malik").
by Cole
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Britbox - UK version
Replies: 35
Views: 6932

Re: Britbox - UK version

I don’t really want this to descend into Roobarb bashing, but I backed away years ago when a rather politically ranty member was openly giving advice (and unchallenged) on how to shoplift magazines from supermarkets. To get back on topic, I’m wondering how Britbox are going to join in with the likes...
by Cole
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Britbox - UK version
Replies: 35
Views: 6932

Re: Britbox - UK version

I have signed up and have used Britbox to catch up on a few bits that I had previously missed (e.g. Rowan Atkinson's Maigret). But I am finding it a little odd that there is a slight conflict with the ITV Hub ... One thing I was keen to see were the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes. They are not on Brit...
by Cole
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2159
Views: 239786

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

No, I agree, it really feels like they have run out of ideas, yet more alternative time lines and different sets of Doctors. It's just going over the same ground again and again. Nice TARDIS though...oh and last weeks Queen monster was very good, but the episode itself felt like a schools programme...
by Cole
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC Ghost Story: Martin's Close (2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 1581

Re: BBC Ghost Story: Martin's Close (2019)

... a too clear, laughable undead person made for a poor show. Yes I agree, that was a major problem. The Boxing Day Susan Hill's Ghost Story on C5 suffered from the issue to an even greater degree, the ghosts were far too tangible. I finally gave up at the sword fight scene. Unless I missed someth...
by Cole
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC: A Christmas Carol
Replies: 4
Views: 1055

Re: BBC: A Christmas Carol

From the fact that Mrs Cratchet had supposedly summoned the spirits, I was surprised at the lack of forgiveness on her part. That's usually hand in hand with a redemption story.

I was also quite taken aback at Bob Cratchet's back-chat to Scroodge.
by Cole
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 30
Views: 5400

Re: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers

The Mallorca Files completely passed me by. Will have to find it on iPlayer.
by Cole
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Dickens' The Signalman and ...
Replies: 0
Views: 988

Dickens' The Signalman and ...

Social media has just informed me that a new theatre version of Charles Dickens' The Signalman is being staged at the Red Lion theatre ... https://www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk/the-signalman.html . I was curious to see if it was the same version that Jack Shepherd toured with which I saw in 2015 as a ...
by Cole
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Absolutely on the Radio
Replies: 1
Views: 546

Absolutely on the Radio

Having loved the Channel 4 series Absolutely all those years ago, yesterday I found out the there is currently a BBC Radio series with he same cast... on series three! It just goes to show that if you take your eye off the ball things like this can pass you by!
by Cole
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 30
Views: 5400

Re: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers

I haven't seen this yet, but an interesting aside in that a friend posted on their Facebook page (unprompted, I may add) that they couldn't believe there was yet another "bent cop drama". Others appear to be noticing too.
by Cole
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops no show
Replies: 6
Views: 1482

Re: Top of the Pops no show

I wondered if this was Mike Reid instead Although Mike Read presented TOTP on many occasions, I don't think Mike Reid ever appeared - were you thinking of Runaround ? This can be an issue with Google or Bing these days; the swap between Reid and Read , while searching for the info still came up wit...
by Cole
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops no show
Replies: 6
Views: 1482

Re: Top of the Pops no show

Smith didn't want his editions of TOTP repeated, a wish his widow is upholding. Old news mind: this first reared its head back in 2016 when the 1983 episodes went out on BBC Four... Thanks for the reply. What surprised me is that there have been editions featuring Mike Smith broadcast over the last...
by Cole
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops no show
Replies: 6
Views: 1482

Top of the Pops no show

A friend of mine informs me that an article in this week's Total TV Guide says that any episodes of TOTP introduced by Mike Smith are not being shown as he isn't giving consent. I wondered if this was Mike Reid instead, seeing that Mike Smith has died?
by Cole
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 30
Views: 5400

Re: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers

Another to add, although it's been a couple of months: Baptiste.

Dutch police officer - and Julien's son - is part of a people traffickers gang.