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by Cole
Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Theme tune/titles change and subsequent revision
Replies: 15
Views: 1960

Re: Theme tune/titles change and subsequent revision

The first series of Silent Witness had a different theme tune than the one that has remained ever since. This different theme also stayed intact for the DVD release. I can't say whether it is present on Alibi screenings. This original theme got recycled as incidental music on the Christopher Lee MR ...
by Cole
Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain
Replies: 197
Views: 19340

Re: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain

While I was watching Cemetery Junction, on BBC Two last night, I found myself scanning the street scenes looking for anachronisms. It's all very well having a blatant in-your-face mistake but when one is actively looking then it's gone a bit far... Anyway, back on topic: there are occasions when a d...
by Cole
Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Ripper Street
Replies: 92
Views: 9897

Re: Ripper Street

Spoiler alert: Anyone else not see what happened to Sir Arthur coming?. I think the viewers were supposed to assume, as this was 1889, and he being of the 'harrystockracy', that Jerome Flynn would have simply belted him to get him off the girl, and then arrested him. Hadn't Abaline already suggeste...
by Cole
Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Whistle and I'll Come To You
Replies: 34
Views: 3428

Re: Whistle and I'll Come To You

Dead of Night: The Exorcism is worse than all of them, though. It teases you into thinking 'Ooh, this looks quite good', and then makes you sit through the most tedious, expositision-tastic monologue in the entire history of television. A work colleague of the GF is going to be appearing in an am-d...
by Cole
Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain
Replies: 197
Views: 19340

Re: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain

A lot of the time production teams seem to strive for a certain level of authenticity in some details, but then mess up horribly on others Yup, because shit happens. That's life. In any production, no matter how big the budget or reputable the production company, mistakes will creep through and end...
by Cole
Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Gerry Anderson, MBE (14 April 1929—26 December 2012) RIP
Replies: 31
Views: 3414

Re: Gerry Anderson, MBE (14 April 1929—26 December 2012) RIP

I spent most of my primary school years being Captain Scarlet and it always remained one of my all-time favourite shows. R.I.P. Mr. Anderson.
by Cole
Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Christmas ratings
Replies: 22
Views: 2385

Re: Christmas ratings

Is there really a "Christmas ratings battle"? I was surprised to learn recently that US broadcasters don't make a big thing of Christmas at all. I suppose from a commercial point of view, there's very little in it; advertising time is obviously much more valuable in the run-up to Christmas than on ...
by Cole
Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Whistle and I'll Come To You
Replies: 34
Views: 3428

Re: Whistle and I'll Come To You

Mr_Wolf wrote:I've just re-watched this and have not revised my previous opinion that it's a load of mumbling cobblers. I really don't understand its reputation - what am I missing?
Glad it's not just me.
by Cole
Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Elementary
Replies: 5
Views: 862

Elementary

If anyone has seen the US Sherlock Holmes series, Elementary, then they know that Cumberbatch and Freeman have got nothing to worry about. However, as someone who doesn't watch much US television, I still find Elementary quite entertaining. It's true that the only thing that lends itself to the Sher...
by Cole
Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Billy Liar
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: Billy Liar

My main recollection of this programme was missing most of an episode because of a power-cut (1970's Miners' strike) early in the episode. Up to now, I've never caught up with it.
by Cole
Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain
Replies: 197
Views: 19340

Re: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain

George White wrote:Knight and Fogg, two Scouse crims were the villains of that spidey issue.
That's the one. I think I could have recalled Fogg's name but not Knight.
by Cole
Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain
Replies: 197
Views: 19340

Re: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain

There's also Syfy's Stonehenge Apocolypse; for the twenty minutes I saw, the South-West had adopted driving on the opposite side of the road. Oh, also the A303 had been removed.
by Cole
Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain
Replies: 197
Views: 19340

Re: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain

The 1970's London-based John Wayne movie Branagan has the villain driving through central London in his Rolls. The route taken would have meant he'd driven some absurd backwards and forwards journey. A further car chase also showed that Tower Bridge is next to Wandsworth Common. Not a film but there...
by Cole
Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: British Comics
Topic: Annuals and Content
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Annuals and Content

Having read much about British comics' annuals recently, I was reminded that I'd often feel a bit cheated by many of them. Buying my usual weeklies, I was used to the one strip per page format. However, in many of the annuals - Whizzer and Chips/Whoopee types - there would be fewer panels per page s...
by Cole
Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: British Comics
Topic: Digital British comics?
Replies: 14
Views: 2407

Re: Digital British comics?

The Beano is also available for iPad/iPhone users:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/the-bea ... 1875379?mt
by Cole
Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: WH Smith's - Buy 1 Get 1 half price offer!
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Re: WH Smith's - Buy 1 Get 1 half price offer!

I can only think of one reason for making use of this: getting the Radio Times to keep and a cheaper TV guide to take the highlighter pen to.
by Cole
Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: When are they EVER going to release...
Replies: 182
Views: 18450

Re: When are they EVER going to release...

Doom Patrol wrote:The Moondial …
If you are referring to the children's ghost drama, The Moondial did get a DVD release but it was something like ten years ago.
by Cole
Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: When are they EVER going to release...
Replies: 182
Views: 18450

Re: When are they EVER going to release...

Rockcliffe's Babies, although I suspect that as time passes this is more unlikely as it's not as fondly remembered as some police dramas, or remembered at all! It is remembered, although the lack of repeats has obviously hurt it in that respect. I have very fond memories of the show, and of watchin...
by Cole
Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: When are they EVER going to release...
Replies: 182
Views: 18450

Re: When are they EVER going to release...

Rockcliffe's Babies, although I suspect that as time passes this is more unlikely as it's not as fondly remembered as some police dramas, or remembered at all! It is remembered, although the lack of repeats has obviously hurt it in that respect. I have very fond memories of the show, and of watchin...
by Cole
Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network Sale 3rd to 16th of December
Replies: 48
Views: 6095

Re: Network Sale 3rd to 16th of December

Thank you for the reminder. I tried to order The Prisoner on Blu-ray last week, to update the Carlton set, but it was out of stock. Thankfully, now it's back in stock. One order made.
by Cole
Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: When are they EVER going to release...
Replies: 182
Views: 18450

Re: When are they EVER going to release...

Rockcliffe's Babies, although I suspect that as time passes this is more unlikely as it's not as fondly remembered as some police dramas, or remembered at all!