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by Cole
Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 198039

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

Sad that Capaldi's entire run was under Moffat's watch. Peter Capaldi playing the real Doctor(rather than Steven Moffat's idea of what the character should be) would have been truly wonderful. Now, let's sit back and listen to/read all the "The thirteenth Doctor MUST be a woman. It would be SO BRAV...
by Cole
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Unforgotten referencing a possible forgotten
Replies: 38
Views: 4155

Re: Unforgotten referencing a possible forgotten

There are some programmes that get mentions for their association, rather than the programme itself, that have fallen into everyday use: Ironside for a wheel-chair user, Kojak for a bald person and Joe 90 for someone wearing glasses.
by Cole
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Unforgotten referencing a possible forgotten
Replies: 38
Views: 4155

Unforgotten referencing a possible forgotten

No big deal, but I was surprised to hear DCI Stuart, Nicola Walker's character in ITV's Unforgotten, make a reference to Eddie Shoestring this week. Of course, Shoestring made a big impact when it was first on, but it is nearly forty years old now and possibly not that well known to a modern audienc...
by Cole
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Changing the time
Replies: 24
Views: 2150

Re: Changing the time

Not the Nine O'Clock News survived, but the Nine O'Clock News eventually moved.
by Cole
Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: One-series wonders
Replies: 57
Views: 5397

Re: One-series wonders

I don't know if it quite qualifies, as it was preceded by a two-part mini-series, but I always thought 'Murder Rooms' should have continued. Considering that when David Pirie first approached the BBC it was with the idea of them doing Sherlock Holmes and they took a different route with Bell and Co...
by Cole
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: One-series wonders
Replies: 57
Views: 5397

Re: One-series wonders

I'm not sure if it counts as I'm not really aware at how successful it was, but it still irks that Andrew Marshall's Strange was cancelled after only one series (and the compulsory cliff-hanger). I loved that; it was bags of fun, but IIRC was knocked around the schedules and, bearing in mind the su...
by Cole
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: One-series wonders
Replies: 57
Views: 5397

Re: One-series wonders

Brock wrote:I wasn't a big fan myself, but Give Us a Break seemed to have everything going for it in terms of casting, characters, plot and dialogue. Perhaps the viewers had had enough of snooker?
Although I agree, I seem to recall it was a bit of a Minder rip-off, uncle.
by Cole
Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: One-series wonders
Replies: 57
Views: 5397

Re: One-series wonders

I'm not sure if it counts as I'm not really aware at how successful it was, but it still irks that Andrew Marshall's Strange was cancelled after only one series (and the compulsory cliff-hanger). I loved that; it was bags of fun, but IIRC was knocked around the schedules and, bearing in mind the sup...
by Cole
Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: One-series wonders
Replies: 57
Views: 5397

Re: One-series wonders

There was the fairly recent example of the BBC Three series The Fades which apparently did well but alas with the wrong viewer demographic (i.e. not with teens) and was therefore cancelled after just one series. ... and won a BAFTA for best drama series. Rufus Sewell in Zen, was well-made and popul...
by Cole
Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Bugs
Replies: 12
Views: 1909

Re: Bugs

I recall bailing out of Bugs' first series but got back into it during the second. Managed to catch-up with the episodes that I missed when the VHS tapes (two episodes for £10!) were released around 1999/2000, but after I had read the tie-in novels that Mickey mentioned. After that hic-cupped start,...
by Cole
Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 198039

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

I'll be very interested to see how they manage with a superhero; not Doctor Who as such, but British television. I'm of the opinion that there is more of an issue regards vigilantism and the obligatory violence with our drama series. Whereas the US have Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Daredevil, Luke C...
by Cole
Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: British Comics
Topic: Comics archive purchased
Replies: 2
Views: 1464

Comics archive purchased

Just wondered if this was worth a mention. Keeping my fingers crossed that some old re-prints could emerge out of this purchase.

Rebellion purchase comics archive
by Cole
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Lord Rix
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: Lord Rix

The BBC article says that Rix stopped performing in 1977. However, I was lucky enough to see the revival of 'Dry Rot' in 1987 (poss 1988), which featured Rix and also starred Derek Griffiths.

I assume that Rix had come out of retirement for this show?
by Cole
Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: British Comics
Topic: Astonishing Spider-man UK relaunch
Replies: 0
Views: 465

Astonishing Spider-man UK relaunch

Dusting the cob-webs off this board (pun intended) I thought that it worth a mention about Panini's re-launch of their UK reprint Marvel titles: more specifically The Astonishing Spider-man. As someone who hasn't read any Spider-man since 2001, I thought that this week's re-launch of Astonishing Spi...
by Cole
Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: New agreement between Network and the BBC
Replies: 55
Views: 9681

Re: New agreement between Network and the BBC

Wow! If you watch the short video teaser on their website, it shows some Radio Times covers depicting: The Goodies Lloyd George Alf Garnett Eric Sykes Shoestring Sink or Swim Rockliffe's Babies I do hope these are representative of the coming titles, particularly that last one. Did someone mention ...
by Cole
Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Death of BBC Three
Replies: 43
Views: 4815

Re: The Death of BBC Three

I would also suggest that 95% of viewers have a HDMI input on their TV.... I cannot think of any friend or relative who doesn't have a flat screen TV purchased in the last 10 years or so.. Even my octogenarian parents scrapped their CRT TV to buy a flat screen and PVR a few years back as it was mor...
by Cole
Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Death of BBC Three
Replies: 43
Views: 4815

Re: The Death of BBC Three

Having a TiVo box has definitely changed the way I view broadcast TV. Even though I've owned a VCR since 1984 and a HD-DVD recorder since 2005, it's the TiVO's three receivers that have made the difference. Even though we intend to watch some programmes when broadcast, having three receivers means t...
by Cole
Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Endemol and other ravenous beasts
Replies: 10
Views: 1468

Re: Endemol and other ravenous beasts

Not that it matters now, seeing as the conversation went off in a different direction, but I've found the original article:

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-08- ... nel-4-boss
by Cole
Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: British Comics
Topic: Judge Dredd partworks
Replies: 13
Views: 2081

Re: Judge Dredd partworks

Nick Cooper 625 wrote:It's a shame that the out-of-court settlement included an agreement never to reprint the contentious Cursed Earth installments, as there's now a parody exception in UK copyright law.
Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth Uncensored to be published July 2016.

http://downthetubes.net/?p=26674
by Cole
Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Heaven in my hands by Level 42 and The Prisoner
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Re: Heaven in my hands by Level 42 and The Prisoner

Don Satchley wrote:Apparently this Level 42 track was inspired by a fanfare from The Prisoner...
This was stated in Mark King's sleeve note for the best of Level 42 released in 1998.
by Cole
Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 198039

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

Falling ratings. Although we're still in the World Cup Rugby window and it was still the second most watch program on Saturday behind Strictly, so I'm not sure if actual ratings are the benchmark with different viewing methods and timeshifting. Fair enough, but this was more of a response to the 'r...
by Cole
Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 198039

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

Falling ratings. My better half said something about Peter Capaldi which I get the impression is the problem with the current Doctor Who. It is a comment that I’ve over heard from younger viewers and echoed when I read social media comments when Peter was announced two years ago. “He’s a bit old and...
by Cole
Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Endemol and other ravenous beasts
Replies: 10
Views: 1468

Re: Endemol and other ravenous beasts

GarethR wrote:Given that foreign drama (mostly American and Scandinavian) is currently shitting over UK drama, I'd say it's no bad thing.
A certain amount of fairness about that comment, but Endemol?!?

Mind you, if UK drama were that bad, why bother investing in it?
by Cole
Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Endemol and other ravenous beasts
Replies: 10
Views: 1468

Endemol and other ravenous beasts

Last year, I recall an internet article (sadly, I can't find it now) where the controller of Channel 4 foretold that US companies are buying up British production companies and this would cause problems with creativity, but I dimissed this as a bit hypocritical as Channel 4 and it's various off-shoo...
by Cole
Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 80323

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

As this looks like the episodes found in Jos, they were 16mm weren't they. Is this the photo which shows the pile of cans including Web of Fear 3 before it went for a walk? According to this, yes. http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2015/10/photograph-of-complete-web-of-fear-and.html I seem to recall read...
by Cole
Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 80323

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Apparently, Web of Fear was discovered complete but episode 3 was subsequently "lost" ...

http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2015/09/mo ... -loss.html
by Cole
Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: British Comics
Topic: Judge Dredd partworks
Replies: 13
Views: 2081

Re: Judge Dredd partworks

jubbely wrote:I started from a zero base and the complete case works are really excellent, am up to number 5 so far. Recommended.
About halfway through the first book. Enjoying the early stuff very much.
by Cole
Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: British Comics
Topic: Judge Dredd partworks
Replies: 13
Views: 2081

Re: Judge Dredd partworks

Just to follow-up: I've abandoned this partworks as too many issues, thus far, haven't featured Judge Dredd. I've gone over to digital downloads of The Complete Case Files instead.
by Cole
Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: Victim [Network]
Replies: 11
Views: 1262

Re: PR: Victim [Network]

Watching on Blu-ray there are little details I've never seen before - for instance, when the police inspector offers Melville Farr a cigarette it's from a packet of Senior Service ... My dad used to smoke them when I was a child. Goodness knows what second-hand smoking from them did to me, but it c...
by Cole
Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Ripper Street
Replies: 92
Views: 9759

Re: Ripper Street

Back with a bang on Friday and it was blummen' brilliant! I'll even ignore the 'OO' gauge model railway set. :o) Made the mistake of asking a transport enthusiast friend whether he'd seen Ripper Street: He mentioned the '00' guage railway set, but went into meltdown about the inaccuracies of the tr...