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by JezR
Mon May 02, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Most expensive British TV drama series?
Replies: 61
Views: 9001

Re: Most expensive British TV drama series?

The budget for the last series of 1990s version of The Tomorrow People was around £2M and was reported then to be the second most expensive children's programme commissioned by the Network Centre to that time. Think the most expensive was Stanley's Dragon.
by JezR
Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Sunday Night At The (London) Palladium
Replies: 22
Views: 4429

Re: Sunday Night At The (London) Palladium

There is an off-air recording of an interrupted 1973 Sunday Night at the London Palladium in a well-known video site. Have to leave 'for reasons completely beyond out control'.
by JezR
Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Cliff Michelmore (1919-2016)
Replies: 3
Views: 1171

Re: Cliff Michelmore (1919-2016)

Flicking through Genome is a reminder of the vast variety of programmes he worked on, from Children's programmes in the early and mid 1950s as presenter and producer; sport as programme anchor (Sports Report, Olympics etc) and football commentator; his more serious current affairs and chat programme...
by JezR
Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Are You Being Served? 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3636

Re: Are You Being Served? 2016

Jackson's of Reading was that kind of store preserved in aspic that only closed in 2013. I know someone who worked there part time as a student around 2005 who said it was just like AYBS - everyone calling each other as Mr etc, and the highlight of the day being the sale of one pair of socks.
by JezR
Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The first Superbowl
Replies: 4
Views: 976

Re: The first Superbowl

The official name of the game at the time was the 'First AFL-NFL World Championship Game'. American networks were much poorer at archiving sporting events compared with the BBC - possibly because they had no realisable value. There are only half a dozen or so games existing in full (or near full) be...
by JezR
Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The first Superbowl
Replies: 4
Views: 976

Re: The first Superbowl

The owner unfortunately believed the SI article that it was worth $1M. Bargaining power also weaker because it is not complete. There is no known complete recording of the TV coverage Super Bowl V either with much of the last quarter missing and III has a few minutes of the last quarter missing at N...
by JezR
Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: From Andy Pandy To Zebedee: The Golden Age of Children’s TV
Replies: 30
Views: 5449

Re: From Andy Pandy To Zebedee: The Golden Age of Children’s

The Lone Ranger was a bad American import to pick on because that was shown by the BBC on Saturdays in the 50s and early 60s. It moved later to ITV.

The Singing Ringing Tree was unbelievably still shown as late as 1980.
by JezR
Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Odd Ad Break
Replies: 21
Views: 3335

Re: Odd Ad Break

It is on ITV's Youtube channel - Knitted ad break.
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by JezR
Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2174
Views: 305385

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

There was a lot more blood (and even violence) on display in the coverage of the rugby before "Jekyll And Hyde".
by JezR
Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Blankety Blank theme
Replies: 21
Views: 4168

Re: Blankety Blank theme

On the other hand, the theme from the American 1970s 'Match Game' by Ken Bichel has been commercially released. Then again this was owned by a musical production company where this would be an obvious revenue source - and more likely to be properly kept
by JezR
Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV's morning opening in the '70s - Public Imformation Film?
Replies: 2
Views: 826

Re: ITV's morning opening in the '70s - Public Imformation F

Sounds at least in part like the ATV opening / interval film. Two versions with midlands scenes, one rural, one more urban. The music was Odyssey by Stephanie De Sykes and Rain - but the lyrics had 'Life is a Book, such a Beautiful Book' in the chorus.
by JezR
Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Question: How Does On Get The Rights to an Old TV Series?
Replies: 9
Views: 1603

Re: Question: How Does On Get The Rights to an Old TV Series

Also, aren't some characters in series the copyright of the author of their original story, not the production company? So you will need their permission and to pay/credit them as well. Even the primary owners don't always appreciate this - for example Roger Price wasn't that happy initially when h...
by JezR
Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Sir Peter O'Sullevan (1918-2015) BBC Racing Commentator
Replies: 6
Views: 1201

Re: Sir Peter O'Sullevan (1918-2015) BBC Racing Commentator

One of my childhood heroes. He was to racing as Eamonn Andrews was to boxing,and Brian Johnston to cricket. The Orwellian BBC have 'revised' his birthplace to the Republic of Ireland, presumably nullifying his Knighthood. Being born in the Republic of Ireland doesn't prevent someone having a non-ho...
by JezR
Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Val Doonican
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

Re: Val Doonican

If there is to be a Memorial Service it might be shown around then, particularly if they are looking to do a 'tribute' programme as well as a show repeat.
by JezR
Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Residual Rights in British Television
Replies: 75
Views: 9998

Re: Residual Rights in British Television

The 2015 BBC/Equity agreement is in BBC downloads, presumably as a result of FoI as that is in the pathname.

Contains all the inflation tables, extract provisions as well as current scale rates under various categories. And the bit about being told how long your hair should be that Bob referred to.
by JezR
Mon May 04, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: It's a Knockout/Jeux sans Frontieres
Replies: 11
Views: 2270

Re: It's a Knockout/Jeux sans Frontieres

Some countries took the whole programme live which made it 2+ hours long; the BBC practice was to record and edit down - increasingly shown much after the original broadcast. The French archive ina.fr contains a number of editions produced in France, and most include a Eurovision symbol at the front...
by JezR
Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thunderbirds (2015) First viewing
Replies: 110
Views: 16723

Re: Thunderbirds (2015) First viewing

A number of series before the Avengers were sold to American networks. In 1956 for example Adventures of Robin Hood was on CBS at 7:30 on a Monday and Adventures of Sir Lancelot was on NBC at 8:00.
by JezR
Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse !
Replies: 4
Views: 1632

Re: Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse !

Time compression is hardly a new thing in the USA - here's a nearly 13 year old article on the matter. It may have become more blatant or widespread.
by JezR
Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: EastEnders original Angie Watts
Replies: 20
Views: 3590

Re: EastEnders original Angie Watts

All I've done is to state, from memory, what the reason for Fennell being replaced was as given in an early "official" BBC publication. I'm not countering the RT article, but offering a little bit of extra information. 'Inside Story' puts it down to be a miscasting, with Jean Fennell just not bring...
by JezR
Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2174
Views: 305385

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

One of the reported benefits to the BBC at the time for this deal was the expectation of increased carriage payments through the better leverage of AMC. This might suggest it was being sold on a cheap basis before from a weak position.
by JezR
Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Chas and Daves Xmas Knees Up
Replies: 3
Views: 1009

Re: Chas and Daves Xmas Knees Up

It was also listed in EPG info.
by JezR
Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Chas and Daves Xmas Knees Up
Replies: 3
Views: 1009

Re: Chas and Daves Xmas Knees Up

Option a: time
Option b: money
Option c: taste
Option d: censorship

Place your bets ....
by JezR
Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Top of the Pops 1979
Replies: 107
Views: 17895

Re: Top of the Pops 1979

I'm reminded of what was supposedly the Chinese Embassy's response when the BBC asked them in the 1940s whether they thought the Mr Wu songs of George Formby were racist. This was along the lines of 'no but they aren't funny either'.
by JezR
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3279

Re: BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014

Sports stars generally pay tax these days in each jurisdiction they play in. The UK is especially tough in this respect because the tax is not based just on the actual earnings of the period spent in the UK, but on a pro rata amount of annual income from endorsements etc, which can often be well ove...
by JezR
Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC sneak out a disguised "Ghost Story for Christmas"
Replies: 27
Views: 6214

Re: BBC sneak out a disguised "Ghost Story for Christmas"

A spooky special episode for Halloween is somewhat a tradition on Doctors so it would not have been as much of a surprise. For example this is the summary page for 2013 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03g8bbs This year's even gets a behind the scenes feature - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p029...
by JezR
Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3279

Re: BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014

It was billed in general (*) Sports Review ('of the year' or earlier 'of 19XX') until 1999 when it became the one-off 'Sports Personality of the Century', presumably because they weren't going to review the whole period. (*) Genome indicates it was billed clumsily as 'Peter Dimmock introduces the BB...
by JezR
Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV Daytime Drama Series 1972-82
Replies: 59
Views: 7841

Re: ITV Daytime Drama Series 1972-82

Really? It never got one though. In the 80s the IBA ruled that most episodes couldn't be shown before 9pm, after a handful got an 8pm repeat. But as I've questioned on here before, did afternoons have different criteria as most kids weren't around? Couples certainly had no probelms with strong lang...
by JezR
Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV Daytime Drama Series 1972-82
Replies: 59
Views: 7841

Re: ITV Daytime Drama Series 1972-82

Indeed they were. Public Eye and Armchair Thriller spring to mind, and in the 80s Shine on Harvey Moon, Hazel, Strangers, Rumpole, Return of the Saint, We'll Meet Again... my Mum was forever taping stuff for me while I was at school! I remember being surprised some of the 9pm dramas got shown in th...
by JezR
Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Two episodes of At Last The 1948 Show found!
Replies: 32
Views: 5209

Re: Two episodes of At Last The 1948 Show found!

The Radio Five Live report claimed it became lost because the ITV company 'had gone bust' ...