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by Mark
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: 30 Years Of Citv
Replies: 29
Views: 2086

Re: 30 Years Of Citv

Should be good, Tommy Boyd has a lot to say in interviews over the years.
by Mark
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast
Replies: 15
Views: 1382

Re: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast

Look forward to that one, another very good series.
by Mark
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: "Arabesque" (1966)
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: "Arabesque" (1966)

I thought that was a great episode of the series as well.
by Mark
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Margarita Pracatan (1931-2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Re: Margarita Pracatan (1931-2020)

That's sad news, always seemed like a decent soul.

Wasn't that long ago she was commenting on Clive James's passing.
by Mark
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TV on TV
Replies: 79
Views: 3945

Re: TV on TV

Good spot.
by Mark
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 226
Views: 18929

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

But...that clashes with "Please Sir! on Forces TV, who thankfully are also showing "Bless This House".

What's CCX...?
by Mark
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Was there racism in Hancock's Half Hour?
Replies: 17
Views: 672

Re: Was there racism in Hancock's Half Hour?

Can't think of anything in "HHH", but 4ex do use warnings before many comedies they repeat, (I'm sure they did for "Steptoe") so they wouldn't need to cut anything.
by Mark
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: "Arabesque" (1966)
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: "Arabesque" (1966)

Yes it's a great film, stylish and amusing, you can't beat 60's espionage thrillers.
by Mark
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Sandbaggers"
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: "The Sandbaggers"

brigham wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:25 am
Loved this series.

Must get a 'podcaster', or whatever it is you play these things on.
I had a Podcaster, but the batteries fell out!

Another one to check out though, great!
by Mark
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: SF/Fantasy/Cult/General TV Podcast Recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 1368

Re: SF/Fantasy/Cult/General TV Podcast Recommendations

The latest interview on DistintNostalgia is with Ashley Knight, who played Ken in ""Metal Mickey", which is 40 years old this year! Some great stories about the show, including Irene Handl and Patience Collier. Also an opportunity for me to play my broken record, and say...as it's the 40th anniversa...
by Mark
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 2230

Re: He never said that...

No indeed, I know there were clips in the "Timeshift" documentary, but I have seen the complete show, so it must have been on a tape during the VHS days.
by Mark
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 1358

Re: Benny Hill recovery

I suppose there are various reasons for not returning material, not wanting to deal with the BBC, having something no one else has, or just not knowing it's missing material. There was a story a few years ago on Wiped News I think, about a chap at a film fair, at a stall with just a few films left, ...
by Mark
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 2230

Re: He never said that...

That was the "Timeshift" documentary I think, wasn't it?...I know Lenny Henry did speak about it at some point. I didn't record them either, but I'm sure "Masquerade" was shown complete ( although I can't find any info about it) it would be the only edition that would be allowed to be broadcast of c...
by Mark
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 2230

Re: He never said that...

Interestingly, having looked at RT now, it appears that they did take the blackface off before the Music, Music, Music series but wore masks (wearing masks won't catch on!). Although there are detailed breakdowns of what was going to appear in each show, there is no mention of masks in the Septembe...
by Mark
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 2230

Re: He never said that...

Brock wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:48 pm
Mark wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:23 pm
"The Army Game", had a summer season in Blackpool 1959, earliest one I can think of.
Beats the Black and White Minstrel Show, so I take my hat off to you!
Very close though!
by Mark
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 2230

Re: He never said that...

Excellent. I think that tops the lot. Googling, I'm pretty sure I have the theatre programme lurking somewhere, but I was amused to see that there was a stage version of Sykes with Eric, Hattie and Derek Guyler from 1977. Mike and Bernie Winters were in Big Night out in Aug 66, obviously cashing in...
by Mark
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast
Replies: 15
Views: 1382

Re: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast

Listened to the first three, look forward to "The Persuaders" one. They are excellent, some points are down to personal taste of course, for instance, I much prefer the hour episodes of "Danger Man" to the 30 min ones, Rodney Marshall makes a good point about the dialogue having to be tighter for th...
by Mark
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 2230

Re: He never said that...

"The Army Game", had a summer season in Blackpool 1959, earliest one I can think of.
by Mark
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2156
Views: 109233

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

All this present stuff on Gallifrey with the Time Lords and wandering around the Panopticon, general viewers don't really care about that, which is one of the reasons it's largely down to the core audience of fans with overnights of 4 million.
by Mark
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 226
Views: 18929

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Forces TV are trailing "Please Sir!, although there wasn't any clips from B/W series 1, so maybe they are missing that one out.
by Mark
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 1358

Re: Benny Hill recovery

Related to YT, only in the fact it was put up there and the chap didn't know it was missing. I had heard about the 'Six episodes' of "Who", doesn't surprise me, there's bound to be some material in private hands. Sometimes copies are eventually allowed to be taken, or handed back, I think that was t...
by Mark
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 1358

Re: Benny Hill recovery

Obtained in Bristol, in a collection of travelogue films.

Another example of the gems that still turn up!
by Mark
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 44
Views: 3412

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

One of the ITV channels shows "Heartbeat" and that runs over the hour usually.
by Mark
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Forces tv
Replies: 12
Views: 810

Re: Forces tv

Such a long time ago, I have to think twice if I have remembered it correctly.

One episode of "Barnaby Jones" had Cannon in it, a sort of crossover.
by Mark
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Dads Army" (and other TV production changes)
Replies: 31
Views: 2722

Re: "Dads Army" (and other TV production changes)

There was an interesting item on the letters page in a 1970 TV Times edition. There had been many letters from viewers asking why the same 'fat man' could be seen in the audience of "Max" ( Bygraves) two weeks running. It turned out it was "Avengers" Actor, Patrick Newell, a fan of Max, who lived cl...
by Mark
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TV on TV
Replies: 79
Views: 3945

Re: TV on TV

Still on he subject of Benny Hill, I was watching the "World Of Sport" sketch, and on one of the monitors at the back of the set, there was an edition of Yorkshire TV's "Animal Kwackers" playing out! I can only guess the sketch was recorded when it was being transmitted, there was another programme ...
by Mark
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Benny Hill recovery
Replies: 25
Views: 1358

Benny Hill recovery

A previously missing episode of the BBC Sit-Com series that Benny Hill made in the early 60's turned up on YT a few weeks ago.

It's called "The Visitor" (10/9/63 ) from series 3, hopefully the BBC can get a copy of it.

It would make it, one from each of the three series existing.
by Mark
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Google Streetview and Maps Archive TV locations thread
Replies: 69
Views: 5294

Re: Google Streetview and Maps Archive TV locations thread

Some of the changes are not for the better either, some shocking ones like the roundabout that appeared in "Carry On Cabby", although some thankfully are the same such as the two lovely houses in "The Green Man".
by Mark
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Forces tv
Replies: 12
Views: 810

Re: Forces tv

Yes "Quincy" and even the lesser known "Snoop Sisters" got screened here
by Mark
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 44
Views: 3412

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

I think that's spot on, I have noticed on occasion, with some Sit-Coms they show, an early ad break and then both natural Adcaps, one after the other (End of Part One/Part Two) as on the DVD's.