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by Mark
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 4140

Re: BBC sports archive

The BFI brought out a book of it's holdings, years ago, up to 1979 I think, still got it.
by Mark
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Tim Brooke-Taylor (1940-2020)
Replies: 18
Views: 2220

Re: Tim Brooke-Taylor (1940-2020)

I'll try and give that a listen, but I still can't bring myself to watch "The Goodies" at the moment.
by Mark
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Recycled titles
Replies: 24
Views: 2147

Re: Recycled titles

Three comedy shows for "Room At The Bottom" , the early 60's and 1980's versions are related, but there was also a BBC comedy series with the title from Esmonde and Larbey in the mid-sixties.
by Mark
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)
Replies: 49
Views: 3924

Re: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)

It's odd looking at what survives and doesn't in those early years, for instance "Elephants Eggs In A Rhubarb Tree" doesn't, but probably wasn't sold overseas, "Tottering Towers" doesn't either, although I would have thought that would be another overseas contender. Both series of "Pardon My Genie" ...
by Mark
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Time Tunnel vs. Dr.Who
Replies: 17
Views: 1368

Re: The Time Tunnel vs. Dr.Who

Saw the kidnap episode yesterday, re-used props from "LIS", (despite bigger budgets, they were doing the same as over here) and the alien character who was wandering in and out, was the same Actor who was a regular in "VTTBOTS", with his face painted silver. An interesting episode though, more alien...
by Mark
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Time Tunnel vs. Dr.Who
Replies: 17
Views: 1368

Re: The Time Tunnel vs. Dr.Who

brigham wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:23 am
I often find it hard to believe that Lost in Space is an Irwin Allen adventure.
Possibly because of the lack of adventure...
'Oh the pain...the pain!'
by Mark
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Lynn Faulds Wood (1948-2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 376

Re: Lynn Faulds Wood (1948-2020)

A brave and inspirational woman, who made a difference.

An excellent broadcaster as well, sad news.

R.I.P.
by Mark
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Looking for Oil Drum Lane
Replies: 1
Views: 443

Re: Looking for Oil Drum Lane

Sounds good, I didn't know about this, can't beat a bit of Galton and Simpson, should be an interesting drama.
by Mark
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 44
Views: 3421

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

NO "Eye Level" theme...the worlds gone mad! When I watched them there were subtle hints of the original "Eye Level" theme in the the "new" theme music - you can clearly hear it. You were right!..it could be clearly heard, that's something. I gave it a watch, and despite my belief that they should b...
by Mark
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 4140

Re: BBC sports archive

The BFI states the following on their website: "Since 1985 we’ve recorded independent terrestrial channels to broadcast standard" ...and goes on to state: "The BBC has its own preservation archives, but through the BFI researchers, academics and students can view anything from BBC1 and BBC2 since 1...
by Mark
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)
Replies: 49
Views: 3924

Re: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)

Like you, I always remain optimistic ( including "Doctor Who") never say never, there may even be Phillips tapes out there somewhere, with the "Serpents" repeat" on it. Dick Fiddy's piece on the show, in an edition of TV Years Magazine also had an optimistic tone to it. It remains a mystery as to wh...
by Mark
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 44
Views: 3421

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

NO "Eye Level" theme...the worlds gone mad!
by Mark
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Time Tunnel vs. Dr.Who
Replies: 17
Views: 1368

Re: The Time Tunnel vs. Dr.Who

It was quite clever in "Allo Allo", Michelle always spoke in English, but with accents depending on who she was talking to!

In "Doctor Who", it was established that it was a Time Lord gift shared through The TARDIS.
by Mark
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Ronan O'Rahilly
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Ronan O'Rahilly

I have a CD set from a few years ago, basically a music compilation with a few jingles on it as well, nice set though.

Sorry to hear the news, R.I.P.
by Mark
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)
Replies: 49
Views: 3924

Re: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)

Regarding the rumor seven serpents was possibly sold abroad and it was possibly in existence in the 80s. Has anything more came to light about this? We know it was repeated in the Thames region in 1973 so what happened to it after that? Wasn't it around 1972-73 that more tapes were kept for childre...
by Mark
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Time Tunnel vs. Dr.Who
Replies: 17
Views: 1368

Re: The Time Tunnel vs. Dr.Who

Probably my least favourite of the big four, wasn't greatly keen when it was first shown. Sixty to seventy per cent of it was stock footage! They all looked very good, but for some reason, scripts were not given much attention, and seemed to be the weak link, a lot of repetition, Monster let loose o...
by Mark
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 44
Views: 3421

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

Moody, not married and lives on a boat..?...Mmmm, not sure!

Very good Actor, but, big shoes to fill.
by Mark
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: 'Armchair Theatre' on Talking Pictures
Replies: 37
Views: 3140

Re: 'Armchair Theatre' on Talking Pictures

There's more "Armchair Theatre" being shown on TPTV.

At 11pm, "According To Rules" from 1974, with Liam Redmond, and Sunday night, "The Death Of Glory" from 1973, with Warren Clarke.
by Mark
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Still Open All Hours
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: Still Open All Hours

Brian F wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:38 am
I'm just disappointed that (as far as I have seen) Barbara Flynn, the Milk Lady, hasn't been in the new series.
Mark wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:02 am
She was a great character, but they have focused on Granville's interest in Mavis instead.
by Mark
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Still Open All Hours
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: Still Open All Hours

From the little I've seen of it, it's OK (ie. watchable) for a modern show. I'm amazed they've made so many, I've only seen a couple. Now there's more episodes than the original I hope we don't hear the somewhat predictable remarks about it being better than the original simply because there's been...
by Mark
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 4140

Re: BBC sports archive

brigham wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:45 am
Mark wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:58 am


...Would like to know what TV presentation and links survive though.
There are Station IDs and in-vision presenters (inc. 'talking heads') on YouTube, but I haven't managed to find any relating to the Olympics.

Search: 'Fernsehsender Paul Nipkow'.
Ta for that!
by Mark
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 4140

Re: BBC sports archive

England's Elusive Moments: The 1966 Saga http://thefootballattic.blogspot.com/2015/05/englands-elusive-missing-moments-1966.html A comment undrneath says The German version is only actually missing a matter of seconds from the whole game, presumably due to technical issues (rather than the BBC's ha...
by Mark
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Timeslip telerecordings-(Audio question)
Replies: 26
Views: 2613

Re: Timeslip telerecordings-(Audio question)

brigham wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:55 am
Wikipedia not right?

Never in this world!
No-In an alternate one!
by Mark
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 4140

Re: BBC sports archive

...Not sure what the situation is with Olympics, I expect plenty of footage exists but probably not all presentation, although I'm sure I have seen some of Mexico 68. The Berlin Olympics (Spiele der XI. Olympiade) of 1936 was the first to be televised, and I suspect that large quantities of materia...
by Mark
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 4140

Re: BBC sports archive

I wonder when that was done then?, for such a piece of sporting history as that, you would have expected it to be complete.

I noticed that the radio commentary turned up a few years ago.
by Mark
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Still Open All Hours
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: Still Open All Hours

I have always liked Roy Clarke's style of writing, and the new series still has that quirky style. I have the DVD's of the original and also try to catch them on Yesterday channel, and one of the many things I like about the original is the cosy feel to it, with almost all of it revolving around the...
by Mark
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 4140

Re: BBC sports archive

both BBC and ITV have the 66 World Cup final of course, and with the Colour film made, it's well covered. Of course ??? Isn't the BBC coverage retained edited by 10-15 minutes, and not the whole game? The ITV archive is the whole game, but a telerecording, so in lower quality. Isn't the DVD the ful...
by Mark
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 4140

Re: BBC sports archive

No. Subscribers get access to their database (that backed up the creation of their extensive books). There is a box to search lost shows. This is what was available at lostshows.info before. Thanks, missed that somehow. I've already spotted a few things that the collector I know seems to have, whic...
by Mark
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Timeslip telerecordings-(Audio question)
Replies: 26
Views: 2613

Re: Timeslip telerecordings-(Audio question)

The various "Doctor Who" off-air audios that are around are excellent, and another set from a different source turned up a year or so ago, again very high quality.
by Mark
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 4140

Re: BBC sports archive

Those two 73 editions of "Pot Black" are in the archives ( one of which is the final). On other sports, I imagine FA Cup finals have been kept, for the final two years of the 60's, all three channels screened it, BBC 1 and ITV in B/W and BBC 2 in colour, and both BBC and ITV have the 66 World Cup fi...