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by Brock
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Happy birthday Light Programme!
Replies: 0
Views: 293

Happy birthday Light Programme!

The BBC Light Programme started 75 years ago today! Happy birthday. https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/schedules/light/1945-07-29 https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/page/aa8883a0cbf64282bb526c899a3361c1 (facsimile) After the news and a programme summary, the first broadcast was Sandy MacPherson at the theatre org...
by Brock
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 155
Views: 23699

Re: Still With Us

Happy 80th birthday to Brigit Forsyth (and thanks to Serenade Radio for playing the Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? theme tune in celebration!).
by Brock
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 32
Views: 2311

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

Glad you enjoyed it! It's kind of addictive after a while. By the way, Andy Marriott used to work as an announcer for Central TV and for LWT. He's the founder and managing director of Serenade Radio, and presents a two-and-a-half-hour programme on the station every weekday as well as the Television ...
by Brock
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 32
Views: 2311

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

This week's selection: Department S - Edwin Astley Dial 999 Ghost Squad The Power Game - The Cyril Stapleton Orchestra Bird of Prey Where the Heart Is Hannay Bulman Survivors The Changes General Hospital The Baron - Edwin Astley Goodnight Sweetheart Knots Landing Wimbledon closing theme ("A Sporting...
by Brock
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 32
Views: 2311

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

Just discovered that Trish Bertram (ex-LWT) does the announcements at weekends. I thought that voice sounded familiar!
by Brock
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: 13 Minutes to the Moon
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

Re: 13 Minutes to the Moon

Only just got round to listening to the final episode of this, which was broadcast in June:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3ct0v1r
by Brock
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 32
Views: 2311

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

I was hoping that Serenade Radio might have some sort of catch-up service so that I could give you a link to the programme, but there doesn't seem to be one - although if you miss it at 5pm on Saturday there's a repeat at 5am on Sunday! It's presented in a fitting style, often with the appropriate I...
by Brock
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 32
Views: 2311

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

If you're listening in the Bournemouth area, Serenade Radio will be available on DAB from Monday: https://radiotoday.co.uk/2020/07/serenade-radio-to-join-dorset-dab-multiplex/ I really would recommend it to listeners of a certain generation - it's aimed at the over-60s, although as a 54-year-old fan...
by Brock
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 32
Views: 2311

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

Just played the theme tune from Agony. I don't think you'd hear that anywhere else!
by Brock
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Burke Special"
Replies: 24
Views: 2034

Re: "The Burke Special"

Brock wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:51 am
James Burke himself is still around! He made this series for Radio 4 last year.
By coincidence, repeated at 9.30am today.
by Brock
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC trail that was pulled
Replies: 18
Views: 1772

Re: BBC trail that was pulled

Simon36 wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:58 am
The whole thing feels like a criticism of television and suggests it makes us sadistic and dehumanised.
Precisely.
by Brock
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Burke Special"
Replies: 24
Views: 2034

Re: "The Burke Special"

I recognised him on BBC science shows in the late 70s/early 80s even if I didn't know his name From his point of view, it must have been a stroke of brilliance persuading the BBC to put his name in the title of the show. In those days that was reserved for mega-stars like Michael Parkinson! (It may...
by Brock
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 6696

Re: Is it all over....?

Comedians in their sixties/seventies... That'd be more like it! Now I think about it, it's probably mainly due to Jokers Wild that I remember Arthur Askey and Ted Ray as well as I do. They'd probably be obscure names from a bygone era otherwise (though I did see Arthur Askey live in panto once).
by Brock
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Burke Special"
Replies: 24
Views: 2034

Re: "The Burke Special"

James Burke has always been one of my favourite TV presenters ever since he was on Tomorrow's World and more importantly did the Apollo coverage. I remember writing to him and getting sent a ticket to be in the audience of The Burke Special. Not only that but I was one of the people on the stage; I...
by Brock
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 6696

Re: Is it all over....?

Very much a 'niche within a niche'. Even if you consider 'old TV' to be mainstream, rather than a niche in its own right, 'sixties/'seventies stand-up comedians are a niche market. I think Arthur Askey and Ted Ray would have been flattered to be described as "sixties/seventies comedians"! They were...
by Brock
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 6696

Re: Is it all over....?

It's certainly a niche within a niche... Is it? I haven't seen it since I was a kid, but I used to love it. I think it was shown at around 3.30pm in our region. I always remember the time when the topic was "Finance" and Arthur Askey started off with "I was walking down the street with my finance t...
by Brock
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC trail that was pulled
Replies: 18
Views: 1772

Re: BBC trail that was pulled

Simon36 wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:44 am
awards available for the best trails
Oh, that explains it all. Who gave out these awards? Presumably not anyone who actually watched the programmes.
by Brock
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC trail that was pulled
Replies: 18
Views: 1772

Re: BBC trail that was pulled

I don't remember the trailer, but that was pretty unpleasant. Also noted that would have cost a few bob to stage only to be used a few times... That's what I was thinking - at the start I thought it must have been a trail for a new series or even a film, rather than just for a channel. How could th...
by Brock
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC trail that was pulled
Replies: 18
Views: 1772

Re: BBC trail that was pulled

Simon36 wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:49 am
And here it is. What on Earth were they thinking!

https://youtu.be/3RiuETHf63M
That was horrible. How on earth was it supposed to promote BBC One?

Incidentally it was 2003 rather than 2001.
by Brock
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Burke Special"
Replies: 24
Views: 2034

Re: "The Burke Special"

When I was seven I assumed that James Burke must be some eminent scientist. It wasn't until many years later that I discovered he had no scientific background whatsoever and started out as an English lecturer in Bologna. I think what was great about The Burke Special wasn't just that he did it in fr...
by Brock
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Burke Special"
Replies: 24
Views: 2034

Re: "The Burke Special"

Mark wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:45 am
They were always fascinating to watch, and he was such a good speaker, he had the right touch, it was Event TV.
There was nothing like it before, and I'm not sure if there's been anything like it since. Can it be described as one of those extreme rarities - a truly unique programme?
by Brock
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 32
Views: 2311

Andy Marriott's Television Show

Got to give a little plug for Andy Marriott's Television Show , an hour of nostalgic TV themes every Saturday at 5pm on Serenade Radio , an internet-only radio station that I've recently discovered which mostly plays "easy listening" music (like Radio 2 from about 50 years ago!). He takes requests a...
by Brock
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 6696

Re: Is it all over....?

Martin wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:48 pm
I always hoped that Network would release the remaining series of Jokers' Wild. I realise that some episodes would be off limits due to the presence of certain people who have been subsequently 'discredited'
Apart from Rolf Harris, who were you thinking of?
by Brock
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 6696

Re: Is it all over....?

I was born in 1980 and my teenage years were 1993-99. The whole thing isn't helped by some acting as if the seventies and eighties are "recent" or "just yesterday". Who said that? A few years ago, there was surprise on these boards when someone on a quiz show hadn't heard of Sid James. To readily k...
by Brock
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 6696

Re: Is it all over....?

I suppose it comes down to the definition of "archive TV" that you want to use. I'm particularly interested in programmes from the 70s because that's when I grew up; but in 2020 programmes from the 90s are no less "archive TV" than programmes from the 70s. Yet there seems to be much less discussion ...
by Brock
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Burke Special"
Replies: 24
Views: 2034

Re: "The Burke Special"

James Burke himself is still around! He made this series for Radio 4 last year.
by Brock
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Burke Special"
Replies: 24
Views: 2034

Re: "The Burke Special"

There was a great thread about The Burke Special on the old forum. Yes, it was a studio-based programme with an audience, but the nature of the programme meant they weren't averse to pulling off odd stunts now and then, so I can quite believe that one of the programmes may have come from Corfe Castl...
by Brock
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Burke Special"
Replies: 24
Views: 2034

Re: "The Burke Report"

The BBC has never broadcast a programme called "The Burke Report". Are you talking about this episode of The Burke Special broadcast on 28 June 1973?

https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/56b6423a0a9 ... c1f1acce2d
by Brock
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1975 EEC referendum
Replies: 1
Views: 429

1975 EEC referendum

I was nine years old at the time of the 1975 EEC referendum and didn't take much interest in it, but one abiding TV memory is of an illuminated map of Europe, with the UK flashing on and off. I don't think it was a campaign broadcast, but what was it? A Government information announcement? A trail f...
by Brock
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Ennio Morricone
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: Ennio Morricone

Perhaps his main claim to TV fame was "Chi Mai", which was used as the theme music for The Life and Times of David Lloyd George and got to number 2 in the charts in April 1981.