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by Cole
Sun May 06, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 30
Views: 4782

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 is...
by Cole
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 30
Views: 4782

Re: It's the cops wot dunnit!

Aaaaaaand again!

I started this thread only a week ago, but already we've another to add to the list. I included the recent Shetland on the strength of a corrupt Norwegian police officer, but the story ended, last night, where it was a retired detective who had murdered his own daughter.
by Cole
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 30
Views: 4782

Re: It's the cops wot dunnit!

I think that's just one of the various ways in which a lot of BBC drama has been so crap of late. It seems that now we get good stuff by accident, rather than design. Not in this particular sub-genre, but you have to wonder how things like drawn-out and predictable dross like Requiem get past the f...
by Cole
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: In Character
Replies: 20
Views: 2388

Re: In Character

... As well as that Deryck Guyler single, there was one by The Fenn St Gang called 'Please Sir'... Not sure if this counts (I seem to use that phrase a lot), but I remember a poster campaign in the science labs at secondary school, in the mid/late 70s, featuring Derrick Guyler in this Potter unifor...
by Cole
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 30
Views: 4782

Re: It's the cops wot dunnit!

Between the Lines - lots of bent coppers! The Professionals and Cracker had forays into the same territory, and I presume so did The Sweeney . Indeed, there have probably been many over the years (and I do remember the Sweeney one), but my point was that with the list, I posted above, it's practica...
by Cole
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 30
Views: 4782

It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers

Crime series spoilers ahead... After watching Shetland last night, it was revealed that the Norwegian police officer was a member of a far right group in Norway. In short, it was yet another crime-drama which featured a bent, corrupt or murderous police officer. Not a problem in itself as this plot ...
by Cole
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors from a programme appearing in another
Replies: 33
Views: 3963

Re: Actors from a programme appearing in another

The "David Croft Repertory Company" (Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard et al.) in Hi-de-Hi! , You Rang, M'Lord? , Oh! Doctor Beeching , etc. (Were Donald Hewlett and Michael Knowles joined at the hip?) ... In a similar vein, Rik Mayal and Adrian Edmonson (The Young Ones, Bottom) and add Nigel...
by Cole
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors from a programme appearing in another
Replies: 33
Views: 3963

Re: Actors from a programme appearing in another

Lewis Collins and Martin Shaw: The New Avengers and The Professionals (although, one did lead to the other).
by Cole
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC/ITV
Replies: 41
Views: 4412

Re: BBC/ITV

Not sure if this counts, but a literary adaptation that jumped channels:

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 - ITV (Thames)
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole - ITV (Thames)
Adrian Mole: the Cappuccino Years - BBC
by Cole
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sitcom jokes that no longer work
Replies: 86
Views: 8864

Re: Sitcom jokes that no longer work

What about the "Cornflakes" scene in The Young Ones - Bomb. WOMAN: "It seems very strange that an expert on comedy should be advertising tents on the back of a cornflakes packet!" LITTLE GIRL: "I wish I'd had time for a crap before we started!" Another is the Young Ones' joke where all the junk pou...
by Cole
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Same Actor, Same Character, Different Show
Replies: 23
Views: 2644

Re: Same Actor, Same Character, Different Show

I can't remember her name, but there was that actress who was the Queen's double and would pop up if a comedy or sketch programme (esp. The Goodies) needed the Queen. Not sure if this counts though.
by Cole
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Fictional telefantasy
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: Fictional telefantasy

An episode of Doctors had Sylvester McCoy playing an actor who was famous for playing a time-travalling lollipop-man, if memory serves me correctly, but I can't remember the name of the fictional show.
by Cole
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 207305

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

I think it's common knowledge that Paul McGann has joined Holby City and a few fans have been trying to spot Doctor Who references in the programme as a result. There have been a few (very) tenuous moments, but in last night's episode there was a potential reference, that is hard to argue, where one...
by Cole
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Crossovers?
Replies: 47
Views: 5927

Re: Crossovers?

A very recent one was last Christmas's Peter Pan Goes Wrong, where the finale travelled through the BBC News studio, Eggheads and the Teletubbies!
by Cole
Tue May 02, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Non actors appearing as themselves.
Replies: 66
Views: 6395

Re: Non actors appearing as themselves.

Martin Bicknell Surrey and England cricketer appeared in Heartbeat. Presumably not as himself. Though with the way the 60's dragged on indefinitely in Heartbeat it's not impossible. In a similar vein, I believe that Simon Bates made an appearance in the 1960's-set The Royal as a visiting DJ (IIRC)....
by Cole
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Non actors appearing as themselves.
Replies: 66
Views: 6395

Re: Non actors appearing as themselves.

Mike Berry in The Olympian Way,
Emma Bunton in Absolutely Fabulous and the last series of Not Going Out,
Numerous appearances in The Goodies: e.g. Tony Blackburn, Michael Aspel, Robert Dougal, Eddie Waring (I'm sure that there are loads more) ...
by Cole
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Non actors appearing as themselves.
Replies: 66
Views: 6395

Re: Non actors appearing as themselves.

Ken Livingstone in Drop the Dead Donkey , Dickie Davis in Budgie , Quite a few from Doctor Who : Richard Dawkins springs to mind, Professor Steven Hawkins in The Big Bang Theory , Gary Linekar in An Evening With Gary Linekar - that's not a cheat 'link' , Gary Linekar also appeared as a child who wis...
by Cole
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 207305

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

I rather liked Bill and I thought the running-to-the-toilets-in-shock was a very nice change to the new companion taking their first (proper) Tardis journey in their stride.
by Cole
Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Modern language in period drama
Replies: 16
Views: 1973

Re: Modern language in period drama

The lieutenant thing actually happens in British drama? I admit it's my preferred pronunciation (just as well I didn't enter the Services!), but surely everybody knows how it's supposed to be said? (Wrongly. I see no 'f'). ;) I've seen this occur a few times: Holby City has been guilty of it and so...
by Cole
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Modern language in period drama
Replies: 16
Views: 1973

Modern language in period drama

Whilst watching SS-GB, recently, I noticed that the English used (pronunciation and phrases) appeared to be a mix of modern and of it's time. For example, a young PC using the word "address", pronounced it in the American version that is creeping in: "add-dress", but later the photo-developer uttere...
by Cole
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: New agreement between Network and the BBC
Replies: 55
Views: 9901

Re: New agreement between Network and the BBC

It's been nearly a year since Network made the announcement about this BBC deal and at last Rockliffe's Babies looks set to appear. Amazon have it listed for for a May release. Many thanks for the nod. Fingers crossed. I had been relying on BBC Store to get there first along with Shoestring series 2.
by Cole
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Unforgotten referencing a possible forgotten
Replies: 38
Views: 4322

Re: Unforgotten referencing a possible forgotten

Huge reference to Steptoe And Son during Call The Midwife this evening. Although, I suspect Steptoe would be well known to a large percentage of Midwife's viewers. That's just a period reference in a period show though, surely (regardless of its present-day audience)? Nothing particularly odd or in...
by Cole
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Unforgotten referencing a possible forgotten
Replies: 38
Views: 4322

Re: Unforgotten referencing a possible forgotten

Huge reference to Steptoe And Son during Call The Midwife this evening. Although, I suspect Steptoe would be well known to a large percentage of Midwife's viewers.
by Cole
Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: One-joke comedy
Replies: 23
Views: 2676

Re: One-joke comedy

The one joke sketch could be seen - especially in the case of The Fast Show - as a parade of catch-phrases which almost becomes sing-along. We all knew what was coming, but we still went along with it and, in some cases, joined in: "Oi! You ain't seen me, right!" Newman and Baddiel's History Today d...
by Cole
Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Unforgotten referencing a possible forgotten
Replies: 38
Views: 4322

Re: Unforgotten referencing a possible forgotten

Just thought of another: the BBC Three comedy, Two Pints of Lager... had an episode where Janet was making advances on Johnnie where she wanted to "ride bare back". She illustrated the point by gyrating on his lap while dur-durring(?) the theme to Black Beauty. Bearing in mind, BBC Three's aimed au...
by Cole
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Unforgotten referencing a possible forgotten
Replies: 38
Views: 4322

Re: Unforgotten referencing a possible forgotten

And yet, there are certain music cues which trigger a recognition even if you don't know the original source - one example I think is the "ne-ne-ne-ne" bit from The Twilight Zone, which I know and recognise as going with anything that's a bit weird, and yet the original TV series was before my time...
by Cole
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Unforgotten referencing a possible forgotten
Replies: 38
Views: 4322

Re: Unforgotten referencing a possible forgotten

Just thought of another: the BBC Three comedy, Two Pints of Lager... had an episode where Janet was making advances on Johnnie where she wanted to "ride bare back". She illustrated the point by gyrating on his lap while dur-durring(?) the theme to Black Beauty. Bearing in mind, BBC Three's aimed aud...
by Cole
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Unforgotten referencing a possible forgotten
Replies: 38
Views: 4322

Re: Unforgotten referencing a possible forgotten

Mark wrote: Interesting about the piano scene, that rings a bell, not sure it was "The Good Life" though, wonder what it was?
Come to think of it, it may have been Terry and June.
by Cole
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 207305

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

I think, reading between the lines, that he's more concerned about there being a push for a female Doctor than anything more unpleasant. Indeed, but I was commenting that the chatter will inevitably be taken into political territory. Just yesterday Billie Piper said, "I think it would be great [to ...
by Cole
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Unforgotten referencing a possible forgotten
Replies: 38
Views: 4322

Re: Unforgotten referencing a possible forgotten

There's also musical referencing, although I don't expect there's much of that now, but anyone watching repeats of "Carry On Screaming", may get the "Steptoe" theme ( as it's repeated) but the "Z Cars" theme, may pass some viewers by. It was also used for a speeding police car in an episode of "The...