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by Cole
Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Reality TV - Documentary?
Replies: 11
Views: 1559

Reality TV - Documentary?

The significant other has been watching many of the reality programmes that Channel 4 seem to currently rely on to fill their schedule. Sometimes being in the same room, I've been exposed to things like The Hotel, Educating The East End and Posh Pawn (I think that's what it's called). After, there i...
by Cole
Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops 1980
Replies: 138
Views: 18155

Re: Top of the Pops 1980

It's the kind of thinking that got me annoyed when you had that boring debate over whether the Radio 1 Top 40 should play Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead, with people saying Gambo saying they HAD to, because "the chart is the news". No. The official chart is the list of forty songs compiled by the UK C...
by Cole
Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2159
Views: 239758

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

My cable system here in the US just dropped BBC America because the BBC think they are God's Gift and are trying to extort too much money out of the cable companies. The BBC then complain and try to crack down on those obtaining their programs by less than legal means. I'll stick with watching Doct...
by Cole
Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops 1980
Replies: 138
Views: 18155

Re: Top of the Pops 1980

... I always think the one thing they need to do with a revived Top of the Pops is to do it on Sunday at 6.30 so they can reveal the new number one on it and give it a USP. Radio 1 can still do it as well but it would be of greater value for Top of the Pops. Other than that I think anything goes. T...
by Cole
Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops 1980
Replies: 138
Views: 18155

Re: Top of the Pops 1980

I've just watched the Story of 1980 and wondered if someone could correct me where my memory doesn't agree with what was on the programme. Richard Skinner says that after the edition following John Lennon's murder, they broadcast the 'Imagine' video after the end credits. What I recalled is that th...
by Cole
Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops 1980
Replies: 138
Views: 18155

Re: Top of the Pops 1980

I've just watched the Story of 1980 and wondered if someone could correct me where my memory doesn't agree with what was on the programme. Richard Skinner says that after the edition following John Lennon's murder, they broadcast the 'Imagine' video after the end credits. What I recalled is that th...
by Cole
Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops 1980
Replies: 138
Views: 18155

Re: Top of the Pops 1980

I've just watched the Story of 1980 and wondered if someone could correct me where my memory doesn't agree with what was on the programme. Richard Skinner says that after the edition following John Lennon's murder, they broadcast the 'Imagine' video after the end credits. What I recalled is that the...
by Cole
Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2159
Views: 239758

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

... I do agree totally with Billo's description of today's TV, surfing through hundreds of channels, and I invariably end up watching the news.! ... For my money, it's not so much as what is being made that is the problem, it's how the swathe of TV broadcasters are behaving. Even though we have hun...
by Cole
Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Same DJ on two different stations...
Replies: 5
Views: 1196

Same DJ on two different stations...

I am sure that someone will know differently, but I've never come across a situation like this before: Richard Allinson is currently the host of the drivetime show on Magic FM, but he is also currently sitting in for Chris Evans on Radio 2. I know that Vanessa Feltz does a programme on both Radio 2 ...
by Cole
Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Suggestions For A New Ghost Story For Christmas
Replies: 11
Views: 1845

Re: Suggestions For A New Ghost Story For Christmas

I've never been that mad on The Stone Tape: am I the only one? It has its moments, I like the highly strung performances, but the beginning and end I think are a right mess. I liked the The Stone Tape, but my biggest disappointment is that it wasn't made on film. I know that many prefer video recor...
by Cole
Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:27 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Haunting of Radcliffe House (Ghost Story on Channel 5)
Replies: 6
Views: 1196

Re: The Haunting of Radcliffe House (Ghost Story on Channel

Sounds good. In all honesty (apart from the iccasional films) there's never been a programme on Channel 5 that I've ever wanted to watch. This may be my first. The Doomwatch TV movie, 15 years ago maybe? Not that I saw it, but Channel 5 also made two series of a horror anthology series called Urban...
by Cole
Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Ripper Street
Replies: 92
Views: 11622

Re: Ripper Street

Surely it will (after a suitable period of time) be available on one Sky tv channel or another? At least on DVD anyway. I do believe it'll be on BBC One. There's a bit here: http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/media-network-blog/2014/mar/05/amazon-netflix-bbc-ripper-street Al Nice one, cheers....
by Cole
Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Ripper Street
Replies: 92
Views: 11622

Re: Ripper Street

I have been hearing good things across the board about this new series. I am very tempted to join for this, but I am already subscribing to Netflix* and I can't afford both. Having said that, my significant other ordered something from Amazon recently and she found, when her credit card bill arrived...
by Cole
Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC sneak out a disguised "Ghost Story for Christmas"
Replies: 27
Views: 5073

Re: BBC sneak out a disguised "Ghost Story for Christmas"

I've just watched this episode of Doctors and thought it had some genuinely creepy moments; the computer screen moment was one such. Not sure how a viewing would have fared at its transmission time of 1.45pm, but I trotted this out at midnight, which may have helped with atmosphere. It's not the fir...
by Cole
Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Ripper Street
Replies: 92
Views: 11622

Re: Ripper Street

Well, Ripper Street has now premiered on Amazon Prime and the reviews it has received, on site, appear to be very favourable. This is along with a lot of BBC bashing for cancelling the series in the first place. Irritatingly, Amazon's episodes will be of a longer length than when they are shown on B...
by Cole
Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2159
Views: 239758

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

I thought the skydive into the Tardis was more akin to the pre-credit sequence in Goldeneye.

Agree that it was a shame killing off Osgood.
by Cole
Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2159
Views: 239758

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

Bob Richardson wrote: Utter crap. This series is dying on its arse. Pull the plug now - I won't miss it.
I hope that's only pulling the plug on your own telly ;o)
by Cole
Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2159
Views: 239758

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

Did anyone else wonder if we would see a Clara-Cyberman? After all, there was the grave, of one of Clara's previous selves, shown at the end of 'The Snowman'.
by Cole
Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 162
Views: 30815

Re: Still With Us

Slightly tongue-in-cheek, but I was watching The Goodies' Kitten Kong this evening and it occurred to me that all of the animals featured in the episode would have passed away decades ago. Until the scene where Graeme is taking Colin the tortoise for a walk. Due to a tortoise's long life-span, it is...
by Cole
Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thunderbirds (2015) First viewing
Replies: 110
Views: 13254

Re: Thunderbirds (2015) First viewing

Primarily, I'm pleased that that awful movie isn't going to be Thuderbirds' last hurrah.
by Cole
Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2159
Views: 239758

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

Dave Homewood wrote:... Can't the BBC bring back the writers who wrote in the Ecclestone and Tennant era, when the series was really watchable and excellent entertainment and the Doctors were good?
Moffat was one of those; just saying ...
by Cole
Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2159
Views: 239758

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

For the record, the least favourite Nu-Who, for me, is Planet of the Dead. It's an episode that I will have a real hard time re-watching You make it sound like you'll be forced to re-watch it at some point. I can see why it looks like that, but it's my barometer of whether an episode is so awful wo...
by Cole
Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Anderson in the 70's
Replies: 65
Views: 6716

Re: Anderson in the 70's

I can't give an exact year, but I believe that Thames showed Fireball XL5 on Summer-holiday weekday mornings around 1985. The only reason I believe that it's that year is that I had just got my first VHS and I managed to record a few episodes at a friend's request.
by Cole
Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2159
Views: 239758

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

I thought it was pretty good ... Another thumbs-up from me. One thing from this episode was the slower pace, but it still seemed to have a lot in it. It may have been a bit disjointed at times, but all credit to Moffat for slowing that pace. For the record, the least favourite Nu-Who, for me, is Pl...
by Cole
Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2159
Views: 239758

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

I'm sure that old school DW fans won't have enjoyed it but I thought it was good fun and the comedy seemed to work well for the rest of the family. Well. I'm VERY old school, and I thought it wasn't half bad, best one of the three so far. Liked the humour, Capaldi just gets better and better. I can...
by Cole
Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 93754

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

... but I wonder if anyone at all will be interested in screening Tennant or Smith episodes 40 years from now. Is it not the case, that an interest in older Who is kindled because of the popularity of the current? When Horror announced it was showing old Who, it wasn't that long since the fiftieth ...
by Cole
Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Marvin Hamlisch interview
Replies: 12
Views: 1763

Re: Marvin Hamlisch interview

I may not be able to help with the Tim Rice question, but I've got a feint memory of Marvin Hamlisch being interviewed, possibly by Parkinson or may have been Wogan, where he sited one of his favourite tunes as the Blankety-Blank theme, giving a short rendition.
by Cole
Thu May 15, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Overseas commercial releases of BBC serials
Replies: 35
Views: 4083

Re: Overseas commercial releases of BBC serials

Is it also worth mentioning DVD releases here, but Blu-ray releases over-seas?

A great example is the Doctor Who docu-drama 'An Adventure in Space and Time'. Germany are getting a Blu-ray release but we have DVD only.
by Cole
Mon May 12, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Overseas commercial releases of BBC serials
Replies: 35
Views: 4083

Re: Overseas commercial releases of BBC serials

I wonder if lack of sales could be an issue. UK [BBC] releases of Dalziel and Pascoe stopped at series two, never to start again, yet all episodes were released in Holland. I understand that there was a Dalziel and Pascoe UK partworks (subscription) but I've no idea if that was completed. For a whil...
by Cole
Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Film/TV clichés
Replies: 120
Views: 11924

Re: Film/TV clichés

All door locks are rubbish and are easily picked. I don't make a habit of it (Honest, yer honour!), but I'm quite good at defeating certain types of lock when there is the necessity, mostly padlocks and desk drawers. A lot of combination padlocks can be worked out fairly easily if you know what to ...