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by Cole
Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:41 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Film/TV clichés
Replies: 120
Views: 11925

Re: Film/TV clichés

All door locks are rubbish and are easily picked.
by Cole
Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Film/TV clichés
Replies: 120
Views: 11925

Re: Film/TV clichés

In soap, anyone who is lying about something, after convincing someone of their innocence, will either over their shoulder when embracing them or once backs are turned, indicate on his face that he is in fact guilty as hell. That has reminded me of another soap-land one: This year's fairy-tale wedd...
by Cole
Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Film/TV clichés
Replies: 120
Views: 11925

Re: Film/TV clichés

Prison officers are always heartless and/or crooked.
by Cole
Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Ripper Street
Replies: 92
Views: 11631

Re: Ripper Street

... Personally I don't agree with the indie quota as the Indies are now far bigger than is healthy, and there are far fewer. I was surprised when going through a load of recordings recently to find that virtually every indie was now an endemol company - hardly in the original spirit of things. It o...
by Cole
Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Ripper Street
Replies: 92
Views: 11631

Re: Ripper Street

I found out about this quite late in the day but, regardless, I'm just chuffed to bits. From what I understand, this is now a co-production between Amazon, BBC, BBC America and the Irish Film Board. It wasn't that long ago that the more expensive dramas were co-productions with WGBS Boston (or whate...
by Cole
Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:37 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Film/TV clichés
Replies: 120
Views: 11925

Re: Film/TV clichés

When someone runs across the road, usually chased, there will always be cars approaching from left and right for the person to dodge around.

Comments like, "call an Ambulance!", "get the crash trolley" etc, always has someone hesitate which necessitates the aggressive shout of "NOW!"
by Cole
Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: American Shows in British TV: Then and Now
Replies: 27
Views: 2833

Re: American Shows in British TV: Then and Now

But there is another aspect: The X-Files was shown on Sky TV before it was shown on the BBC. Maybe that was something that could have been done around twenty years ago because Sky subscription wasn't that big. Now that Sky's receivers are widespread in the UK, showing a series on prime-time BBC/ITV...
by Cole
Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: American Shows in British TV: Then and Now
Replies: 27
Views: 2833

Re: American Shows in British TV: Then and Now

... 3 - Competition means that bought in programmes can be purchased by other channels if a long term deal hasn't been agreed. Thus, to take an example, Sky could outbid the BBC for a hit US show if the BBC haven't previously bought out future series. Thus they are higher risk from that point of vi...
by Cole
Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Sherlock Series 3
Replies: 51
Views: 5278

Re: Sherlock Series 3

Although I loved the episode, I did wonder at the use of 'penny for the Guy' to flag that it was/near bonfire night. I haven't heard that particular cry for about twenty years as it appears to have been abandoned for the more lucrative Trick or Treat. Although, it would be interesting to know if ot...
by Cole
Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: The Worst Radio Times Covers?
Replies: 35
Views: 4088

Re: The Worst Radio Times Covers?

Whereas I agree with the TV Cream article about using Wallace and Gromit when there was no new W&G that Christmas, they got it wrong when linking that rant to this year's Christmas RT - there was a new The Snowman and The Snowdog. I didn't see the programme to know if Santa featured, but there is d...
by Cole
Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Great titles/terrible titles for TV shows
Replies: 113
Views: 10084

Re: Great titles/terrible titles for TV shows

The One Show: although I fully understand what the one is referring to, when said it just sounds like a singular standalone programme:

"How many programmes were on?"
"There was just the one show."
by Cole
Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Sherlock Series 3
Replies: 51
Views: 5278

Re: Sherlock Series 3

Although I loved the episode, I did wonder at the use of 'penny for the Guy' to flag that it was/near bonfire night. I haven't heard that particular cry for about twenty years as it appears to have been abandoned for the more lucrative Trick or Treat. Although, it would be interesting to know if oth...
by Cole
Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: The Worst Radio Times Covers?
Replies: 35
Views: 4088

Re: The Worst Radio Times Covers?

Whereas I agree with the TV Cream article about using Wallace and Gromit when there was no new W&G that Christmas, they got it wrong when linking that rant to this year's Christmas RT - there was a new The Snowman and The Snowdog. I didn't see the programme to know if Santa featured, but there is de...
by Cole
Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Ripper Street
Replies: 92
Views: 11631

Re: Ripper Street

All I can report is that another page on the Radio Times site, which stated 'the last ever episode', was taken down the next day. I don't usually speculate because it mostly turns out to be a disappointment (and I am aware that the RT isn't a BBC publication anymore), but I'd like to think that this...
by Cole
Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Ripper Street
Replies: 92
Views: 11631

Re: Ripper Street

Interesting development and all for it if it can save Ripper Street:

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-12- ... ird-series
by Cole
Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:37 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Ripper Street
Replies: 92
Views: 11631

Re: Ripper Street

David Buck wrote:I believe "Not going out" was repreived after being formally cancelled
Now you come to mention it, I do recall that. Has there been any saved drama, recently?
by Cole
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Ripper Street
Replies: 92
Views: 11631

Re: Ripper Street

I have reduced myself to lurking on this site recently, as other contributors pretty much cover anything I would have said, but I'm surprised that no-one has mentioned about the axe falling on Ripper Street. I've found series two just as good as the first and am very disappointed at its cancellation...
by Cole
Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Liver Birds
Replies: 15
Views: 2585

Re: The Liver Birds

I'm stating this from memory so apologies if I'm wrong, but IIRC in the earlier episodes of Steptoe and Son, Harold is noted as having served in the army during the Second World War. In latter episodes this was changed to Korea.
by Cole
Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shoestring Series 2
Replies: 44
Views: 8133

Re: Shoestring Series 2

Although not Bristol, and probably not a view that many would agree with, but I thought that the recent Case Histories had a Shoestring feel to it.
by Cole
Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:33 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2159
Views: 239804

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

I'm surprised that no-one's mentioned the Hartnell pose that Capaldi did, when he walked out.
by Cole
Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2159
Views: 239804

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

Punch-the-air moment for me, at the announcement ...
by Cole
Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2159
Views: 239804

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

Usually, the anticipation for a new Doctor is a bit of fun; the difficulty started when Tennant decided to move on, but the forcing of political points of view - with all accusations of racism and sexism - onto who the new Doctor should be has made the speculation for Smith's successor quite unpleas...
by Cole
Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 93769

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Michael wrote:Holy shit. This sounds far too good to be true.
As nice as it sound, and it would be fantastic, if it is too good to be true, it usually is.
by Cole
Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ghostwatch Documentary
Replies: 25
Views: 3699

Re: Ghostwatch Documentary

Well, I went into it know full well that it was fiction, yet was still very unnerved by the end... I do recall sitting down to watch thinking that it was genuine - for about five minutes. It was the acting of the children that let the cat out of the bag; I found it so poor and illusion shattering, ...
by Cole
Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2159
Views: 239804

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

Older Doctor, please. If it's someone like Harry Styles or something I'll be seriously pissed off (especially as I want to wait a bit longer for the first Doctor younger than me ... Whilst having passed that milestone with Tennant (the same year my first younger-than-me James Bond was cast. Both in...
by Cole
Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: An Audience With Les Dawson that never was!
Replies: 36
Views: 5688

Re: An Audience With Les Dawson that never was!

Although it's always quite interesting to see who isn't laughing. There's some shots in the early ones that'd never happen now - Billy Connolly brings the house down with a particular zinger, and they cut to some stony-faced bloke from Never the Twain looking at his watch. Jon Pertwee during An Aud...
by Cole
Mon May 20, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2159
Views: 239804

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

Or are they just sick of unrealistic crime-series where all the detective work is done by a big glass do-everything table-tops that are pure science-fiction Crime dramas aren't my thing, but I doubt that every crime drama in the States uses a big glass do-everything table-top. And is something like...
by Cole
Sun May 19, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2159
Views: 239804

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

It would be fantastic if British TV could produce drama to rival the best of what America is producing. But I'm not holding my breath. UK TV is more about your Downton Abbeys than your Breaking Bads. It's saying something when American TV is allowed to be much more layered and slow-burn than Britis...
by Cole
Sat May 18, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Change at Victoria
Replies: 4
Views: 983

Re: Change at Victoria

Off topic and just saying this for the sake of it: Having once worked in a bank, dealing with people's bank accounts, I came across many a hyphenated name where it just hadn't been thought through properly.
by Cole
Fri May 10, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: It'll be Bad on the Night.
Replies: 63
Views: 7535

Re: It'll be Bad on the Night.

I seem to recall an episode of The Sweeney where Reagan is talking to someone in a market. An old man stops behind him and starts to watch the scene. At this point, a young woman goes up to him, has a word and they move out of the shot. It's years since I've seen that episode but I was convinced, at...