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by Mark
Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ATV - What's left to release?
Replies: 38
Views: 2201

Re: ATV - What's left to release?

There's loads from the ATV archive, in all genres, that I would love to see released. "The Foundation" would be great, and i would love to see "The Law Centre" again, only the one series made, but it had great potential, and it had a very good cast, seemingly not complete in the Archive, it would be...
by Mark
Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:22 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ATV - What's left to release?
Replies: 38
Views: 2201

Re: ATV - What's left to release?

I'd love to see this 1959 ATV show get released - I missed it when Channel 4 repeated it in 1992:- The Bob Monkhouse Show with Morecambe & Wise, Mike & Bernie Winters, Pat Coombs, Hugh Lloyd, and Teddy Johnson & Pearl Carr. Wasn't the 92 repeat edited, or am I mis-remembering..?...any L.E. shows re...
by Mark
Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:20 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ATV - What's left to release?
Replies: 38
Views: 2201

Re: ATV - What's left to release?

The Masterspy (hopefully) . hopefully the success of the WHODUNNIT dvds could show that there is a marketb for game shows The main issue with Masterspy is that only one edition (I think) survives from 2", with the rest being off-air VHS's, none of which are fully intact - from memory, even the sing...
by Mark
Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:13 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: The Squirrels [Network]
Replies: 20
Views: 1956

Re: PR: The Squirrels [Network]

I remember this very well, too, and loved it at the time. A great cast, Ken Jones is always a delight with his busy nervous style performance, and Bernard Hepton shows how good he is when he gets a chance at Comedy. The sexy secretary, Carol, is high up in my memory, too. Really looking forward to t...
by Mark
Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: When are they EVER going to release...
Replies: 182
Views: 10681

Re: When are they EVER going to release...

With the announcement of "Finlay" series 1, being released, I'm spurred on in the hope that "The Troubleshooters", "Softly Softly", and "Warship" might get a release, at some point.

Especially "The Troubleshooters", it's been hidden away far too long.
by Mark
Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:03 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2156
Views: 109237

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

It's been somewhat amusing to read ( on the net) about the recent announcement. Apart from the 8 episodes, coming up, and the 90 min Biopic, there will be a 60 min Anniversary Special. Much gnashing of teeth over the special being 60 mins, and not much else seemingly going on, and some panic specula...
by Mark
Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:54 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 50343

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Much easier for me, only Nu-Who is a drag. It just goes to prove we all have different tastes. I see there has been some negative remarks about the forthcoming "Reign Of Terror" Animation, before it has even been released, too many quick shots using modern style editing, making the episodes stick ou...
by Mark
Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:46 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: The Man in Room 17: The Complete First Series [Network]
Replies: 6
Views: 705

Re: PR: The Man in Room 17: The Complete First Series [Netwo

Excellent, "The Fellows" was splendid, so I'm looking forward to this one.
by Mark
Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:43 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: The Lovers! [Network]
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: PR: The Lovers! [Network]

It's a great film, not seen it for years, though, can't remember the last TV outing it had.....the 80's..?

Along with "Please Sir!", one of the better 'TV to Film' versions done.
by Mark
Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:38 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Big Freeze - 1963/4
Replies: 28
Views: 1624

Re: The Big Freeze - 1963/4

This was a great surprise and was very good indeed, very interesting and nicely done, agree about the presenters, especially Cliff.

It appears to have had an audience of around three million, not bad for a fifty year old programme.
by Mark
Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:34 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Cannon and Ball: The Complete Series 6 [Network]
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Re: PR: Cannon and Ball: The Complete Series 6 [Network]

Rock on Tommy..!...excellent, another fix of C&B.!
by Mark
Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:30 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Write A Play (1967)
Replies: 13
Views: 836

Re: Write A Play (1967)

Didn't the BBC do something similar in the 70s, entitled "It's Child's Play"? It was hosted, rather unusually, by Morecambe and Wise. Yes, I remember that one, it was interesting, M&W were on form, talking to the kids in between the plays 'wot they wrote', one kid was in tears of laughter, much to ...
by Mark
Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:23 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Dr Finlay's Casebook on BBC Alba
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: Dr Finlay's Casebook on BBC Alba

That's great news....let's hope further Volumes follow.

Along with "Z-Cars" and more "Dixon" from Acorn, classic BBC Drama is finally getting another look in.
by Mark
Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:32 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: (NEW) Yes, Minister (GOLD)
Replies: 15
Views: 1488

Re: (NEW) Yes, Minister (GOLD)

Wasn't bad, but the trouble is, it's next to impossible, not to think of the original actors, such is the strong association, with their characters. The original is such a classic, might have been better to have created new characters, instead. The Doc that followed had some great behind the scenes ...
by Mark
Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:23 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Mrs Thursday - The Complete Series 1 [Network]
Replies: 11
Views: 977

Re: PR: Mrs Thursday - The Complete Series 1 [Network]

As good a reason as any, I suppose, nice story.

Another one to look forward to, the combo of two greats, Kathleen Harrison and Jack Rosenthal, excellent.
by Mark
Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:15 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Whodunnit? (Jon Pertwee's hair)
Replies: 25
Views: 2139

Re: Whodunnit? (Jon Pertwee's hair)

The thing I most remember about Cluedo was the terrible melodramatic confession speech which the unmasked perpetrator would have to make after being identified - there was obviously a rule requiring it to be made by a member of Overactors Unanimous. In Whodunnit (although I'm only picking it up now...
by Mark
Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:10 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: The Plane Makers - Volume 3 [Network]
Replies: 11
Views: 1029

Re: PR: The Plane Makers - Volume 3 [Network]

Yes, a great series, very pleased to see Vol 3 coming out, got the first two, more Wilder, excellent.!
by Mark
Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:05 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Virgin of the Secret Service: Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Re: PR: Virgin of the Secret Service: Complete Series [Netwo

I maybe wrong but I think this sank without a trace in the ratings because the generation watching just didn't get it, 'do not adjust your set' had been a kids programme and 'Monty Python' was yet to hit the s creens. I don't think that was the reason, most people 'got' "The Avengers" and "Adam Ada...
by Mark
Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:59 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Dad's Army - The Love of Three Oranges
Replies: 15
Views: 1563

Re: Dad's Army - The Love of Three Oranges

Things were a bit calmer at Granada, during a recording of "Foxy Lady", a Camera broke down, it was shunted to one side and scenes were re-jigged with the three remaining Cameras. That must have taken some doing! In camera scripts, you have to make sure cables aren't getting tangled, that there's t...
by Mark
Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Whodunnit? (Jon Pertwee's hair)
Replies: 25
Views: 2139

Re: Whodunnit? (Jon Pertwee's hair)

Cluedo was just Whodunnit? updated, surely? By coincidence, had "Whodunnit?" continued,Thames had planned to cut the programme down to half hour shows. "Cluedo" was okay, I suppose, wasn't a patch on "Whodunnit?", though, so the shorter "Whodunnit?" programmes wouldn't have been as good, IMHO. I ha...
by Mark
Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Dad's Army - The Love of Three Oranges
Replies: 15
Views: 1563

Re: Dad's Army - The Love of Three Oranges

Didn't catch the start of it, but a Camera fault, as Bob mentioned sounds most likely, I would have thought. There's an episode of "Man about the House", where the shots from one Camera are noticeably different. One of the cameras on the 1973 TOTP Xmas show has a terrible ghosting effect on it. You...
by Mark
Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Jon Finch (1941-2012)
Replies: 5
Views: 579

Re: Jon Finch (1941-2012)

An interesting personality, by all accounts.

No mention of "Counterstrike", an underrated series, not surprising, I suppose, with no repeat and most of it missing.

Sad news.
by Mark
Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:25 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Fenn Street Gang (Network)
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: The Fenn Street Gang (Network)

Well, I have to admit, I'm hugely biased on this one, as "Please Sir!"/"Fenn St Gang", are amongst my all time fav shows. It's true, the episodes of "FSG" series 1 vary, in quality slightly, this was due to different writers working on it, the show settles down from series 2, as Esmonde and Larbey r...
by Mark
Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:55 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Whodunnit? (Jon Pertwee's hair)
Replies: 25
Views: 2139

Re: Whodunnit? (Jon Pertwee's hair)

There is a photo of Pertwee surrounded by monsters, and he is holding his hands up, supporting his cape, but it wasn't a Radio Times cover shot, that's the one Micheal means, I think.

As Gareth said, the Hands thing was just a bit of schtick, a Hello/Goodbye gesture.
by Mark
Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: When are they EVER going to release...
Replies: 182
Views: 10681

Re: When are they EVER going to release...

You've made a fair bet re the plays. I miss the sporadic showings on BBC4 too. Hopefully they'll sort something out in that area. I'd like to see a fair few but particularly The Black and Blue Lamp which I saw on BBC2 in 1988, I think - a wicked twist on Dixon of Dock Green. Don't think there was a...
by Mark
Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Dr Finlay's Casebook on BBC Alba
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: Dr Finlay's Casebook on BBC Alba

Tomorrow night (Monday 7/1/13) at 2300 BBC Alba's screening "A Present From Father". Al Wondered when the repeat would turn up. Very much enjoyed this one, last week, always been a fan of Francesca Annis, and she is excellent in it, a great cast. Watch out for a cameo from Jimmy Clitheroe's Radio G...
by Mark
Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: 30 Years Of Citv
Replies: 29
Views: 2086

Re: 30 Years Of Citv

45doyle wrote:Where was 'Gilbert' from 'Gilbert's Fridge'.....used to love that show......
Yes, that was very funny, I remember the one with Kim Wllde, it was a riot, would have liked to have seen that again.

Also an episode or two, from "Kappatoo" and "Wail Of The Banshee", would have been nice.,
by Mark
Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Stanley Baxter..Many Faces of..
Replies: 15
Views: 1016

Re: Stanley Baxter..Many Faces of..

Nice to see the films get a look in, though.

Always liked "The Fast Lady", and "V.I.P", which are very funny and feature some great 'names'.
by Mark
Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: 30 Years Of Citv
Replies: 29
Views: 2086

Re: 30 Years Of Citv

Nice to see a few programmes between the Ads, Promos and Sponsor tags.! Even though, I'm from an older 'OldSkool', I was familiar with all the shows, and it was quite nostalgic, thought the DOG could have been a little bigger, as I could still see some of the picture.! The "Dramarama" eps were good,...
by Mark
Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Stanley Baxter..Many Faces of..
Replies: 15
Views: 1016

Re: Stanley Baxter..Many Faces of..

Has all of his ITV surviving shows been released by Network? Be nice if Acorn could do justice to the BBC stuff There was an excellent programme called "Stanley Baxter: Now And Then", shown on Christmas Day 2008, (opposite the "Blackadder" Doc ) it featured some new material, as well as the classic...