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by Cole
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: "When Dummies Took Over The World"
Replies: 6
Views: 1056

Re: "When Dummies Took Over The World"

Mark wrote:Pleasant enough for an hour, although did they say "The Pink Windmill Show" was the first starring show?...what about "Emu's Broadcasting Company"...
Especially odd as there was a tiny clip from Emu’s Broadcasting Company, at the beginning of the Emu segment, where Emu is attacking Billy Dainty.
by Cole
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 30
Views: 4559

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

Mind you, at least on this occasion it was an adaptation of an existing novel. There is also the aspect where Wagstaffe isn't squeaky-clean in his dealings with his sister's abusive boyfriend.
by Cole
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 30
Views: 4559

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

Ian Wegg wrote:One more.
Ah. Just caught up with the first story of Dark Heart. I'd guessed it was the sergeant early on, purely because of the way the thing was framed.
Added.
by Cole
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196949

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

It could be The Beeb have moved it to avoid any serious opposition ( as with Sat/Sun). Being pragmatic, I wondered if, because the BBC's big drama for this Christmas is The War of the Worlds, they decided to move Doctor Who out of the way so as not to over-do the science-fiction during their Christ...
by Cole
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 30
Views: 4559

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

Ian Wegg wrote:One more.
I haven't seen it, but would that be Informer by any chance?
by Cole
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Staged Classic Sit-Coms/TV Drama
Replies: 6
Views: 1047

Re: Staged Classic Sit-Coms/TV Drama

Next month, a theatre near me is doing Father Ted, an adaptation of four television episodes: "The Passion of St. Tibulus", "Cigarettes and Alcohol and Rollerblades", "Grant Unto Him Eternal Rest" and "Are You Right There Father Ted". That reminds me of the proposed musical version of Father Ted; w...
by Cole
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Staged Classic Sit-Coms/TV Drama
Replies: 6
Views: 1047

Re: Staged Classic Sit-Coms/TV Drama

Just found out that a stage version of Hancock's Half Hour is doing the rounds next year ... http://www.apollotheatrecompany.com/hancocks-half-hour.html and a very limited run re-creating two Goon Shows is imminent ... https://www.thestage.co.uk/features/2018/the-goon-show-returns-how-a-new-play-is-...
by Cole
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 30
Views: 4559

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

Thus, Bodyguard gets added to the list; ironically being followed by a trailer for the next series of Line of Duty. I thought of you and this thread as soon as that happened! A-ha! I love police-procedural dramas, but the bent-copper has become a bit ubiquitous in BBC ones. ITV, on the other hand, ...
by Cole
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 30
Views: 4559

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

I love Lind of Duty but seem to be the only one who isn't gushing over The Bodyguard. It was very slow at many points and fairly predictable and unrealistic I thought. An example in the last episode was the suicide vest "tension scene". If the baddies were that good they would have had a remote det...
by Cole
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 30
Views: 4559

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

Thus, Bodyguard gets added to the list; ironically being followed by a trailer for the next series of Line of Duty.
by Cole
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 30
Views: 4559

Re: It's the cops wot dunnit!

I've just watched a drama on the BBC iPlayer that hasn't been broadcast nationally yet. So for this reason, I won't give the name of it as it would be a spoiler for when it does (if) go out. It initially looked to be a domestic drama, but soon descended into yet another corrupt police trope. This i...
by Cole
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 15185

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

There are a couple of current ones doing the rounds...

Julie Walters for Vision Express (previously with Trevor McDonald);
James Cordon and those irritating Confused.com ads.
by Cole
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Killed Off!
Replies: 47
Views: 5411

Re: Killed Off!

Having just watched the last episode of Stan Lee's Lucky Man,(spoiler alert) I've been reminded that they've had a few of main characters killed off over its last two years: Winter, Suri and Gray.
by Cole
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 15185

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

Just recalled Brian Murphy having an outburst because it wasn't real Formica: "I pay my rates!"
by Cole
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 15185

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

One of my favourites was the Xmas 'Wonder Of Woolworths' ads, packed with famous faces, usually connected with the item they were posing with. There was Kenny Everett, The Goodies, Lionel Blair, Leslie Crowther, Liza Goddard and Gareth Hunt, to name a few. Some of them were 2 or 3 minutes long, and...
by Cole
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 15185

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

Another from Blake’s 7, although not in character: Stephen Greif did a pizza advert which also coined an oft-used phrase (within my peers anyway) "that's handy, Harry!" Greif also did a British Telecom advert, which was criticised because his character was "too Jewish." Ironically. Which has also r...
by Cole
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 15185

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

Just seen on Twitter, Ronnie Barker advertising Walker's crisps, 1985.
by Cole
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 15185

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

... Think Paul Darrow did one too, "Nonsense, the world is round" ... Another from Blake’s 7, although not in character: Stephen Greif did a pizza advert which also coined an oft-used phrase (within my peers anyway) "that's handy, Harry!" Also recall George Cole doing ads for the Leeds Building Soc...
by Cole
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 15185

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

...Actors who made an advert or two early in their careers and went on to greater fame, the ones that turn up on those Before They Were Famous shows. Ross Kemp and Angus Deayton come immediately to mind ... Re-reading this thread and this reminded me that Angus Deayton was advertising Barclaycard w...
by Cole
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 15185

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

Eric Idle tells the story of how John Cleese told him off for doing that advert, saying it was wrong to cash in like that. Eric was so chastened he turned down an offer from Australia to do a similar advert there. He then discovered they'd asked Cleese instead and Cleese had agreed to do it! Cleese...
by Cole
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 15185

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

Just been reminded of Frank Thornton advertising Smith crisp's Horror Bags and Bernard Cribbins advertising Hornby train sets.

I wonder if voice-overs count. If so Tom Baker was ubiquitous during the 80s/90s during commercial breaks.
by Cole
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Unforgotten on ITV (spoilers)
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Re: Unforgotten on ITV (spoilers)

More spoilers. I'm rather fond of Unforgotten as it's the complete antithesis of BBC crime dramas and a little refreshing because of it: here we have a team of detectives that got on with their jobs, got on with each other and, more importantly, it wasn't one of the detectives (or the ex-copper) who...
by Cole
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 15185

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

... Then there are the famous personalities cashing in on their celebrity status. The ones like Tony Hancock who made your parents tut and declare "well he's certainly come down a bit"... There are also the adverts cashing in on a successful series, of which these spring to mind: Ian Lavender and A...
by Cole
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Peter Blake (1948-2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Re: Peter Blake (1948-2018)

Saw Peter when he was doing a stint as the police detective in Run For Your Wife, August 1986.

Also of note, he appeared in the Shoestring episode, The Mayfly Dance.
by Cole
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Killed Off!
Replies: 47
Views: 5411

Re: Killed Off!

The one that completely floored me, along with the rest of the audience, was Lisa Faulkner in Spooks. I had absolutely no idea she was only there for the first couple of episodes. And what a way to go! It's probably quicker to list the characters in Spooks that got to live! The biggest shock for me...
by Cole
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC Trigger Warnings and Action Line Announcements
Replies: 0
Views: 479

BBC Trigger Warnings and Action Line Announcements

Just a few observations about the "the following programme contains scenes that some might viewers might find upsetting..." and the BBC Action line" announcements... I always find it a bit odd that the warning that a programme might contain unsettling scenes is often used before a crime drama, such ...
by Cole
Sat May 12, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Staged Classic Sit-Coms/TV Drama
Replies: 6
Views: 1047

Re: Staged Classic Sit-Coms/TV Drama

Got to say, I rather enjoyed the Some Mothers stage show and Pasquale didn't play it an impersonation of Micheal Crawford's Frank Spencer.

It was very farce based, but they did manage to include a couple of stunts. Set in the seventies.
by Cole
Mon May 07, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors from a programme appearing in another
Replies: 33
Views: 3780

Re: Actors from a programme appearing in another

Probably bound to happen as both actors seem to be in everything at the moment:

Nicola Walker and Mark Bonnar both appeared in the second series of Unforgotten and they are also in Big Finish's Eighth Doctor adventures Doom Coalition and Ravenous.
by Cole
Mon May 07, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Staged Classic Sit-Coms/TV Drama
Replies: 6
Views: 1047

Re: Staged Classic Sit-Coms

Yes it was a typo. I've recently changed to an iMac and its spell checker is highly sensitive. As a stage production, I can't see Some Mothers being very stunt-based as the TV version, but if this does get green-lit for a television revival I'm not sure if Pasquale can handle the action sequences (i...
by Cole
Sun May 06, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Staged Classic Sit-Coms/TV Drama
Replies: 6
Views: 1047

Staged Classic Sit-Coms/TV Drama

Many moons ago, I started this thread on the old Mausoleum site: http://www.mausoleumclubforum.org.uk/xmb/viewthread.php?tid=19078&page=1 Although there hasn't been a lot to talk about on the subject of staged sit-coms, over the last few years, I've been prompted to pull this out of retirement for a...