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by Mark
Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:59 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Dad's Army - The Love of Three Oranges
Replies: 15
Views: 1735

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: 2315

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: 1735

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: 665

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: 386

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: 2315

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: 11994

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: 813

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: 2430

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: 1155

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: 2430

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: 1155

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...
by Mark
Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Charles Chilton (1917-2013)
Replies: 8
Views: 716

Re: Charles Chilton (1917-2013)

Very sad news, indeed.

"Journey Into Space" is such a classic, and it never seems to lose any of it's spooky atmosphere, after many re-visits.
by Mark
Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:12 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Hartley at 40
Replies: 5
Views: 876

Re: Hartley at 40

Three volumes, so far, and the recent appearance of Hartley with Nigel Plaskitt and Gail Renard at a KAL event, shows it still has it's fans, and what better an angle for a further volume than a 40th anniversary edition. Still loads of classic episodes, that could feature, such as "The Toymaker" and...
by Mark
Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:57 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Dub his dialogue with....Geoffrey Keen?
Replies: 14
Views: 1092

Re: Dub his dialogue with....Geoffrey Keen?

Apart from Robert Reitty, as Shaqui mentioned, Frank Duncan ( Gramps in "Luna" ) also did a lot of work, both in "The New Avengers", for example.

Kevin Stoney was dubbed in "Murder At The Gallop", and it definately was June Whitfield for Valerie Leon in "Carry On Girls".
by Mark
Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: When are they EVER going to release...
Replies: 182
Views: 11994

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

I'd like to see the release of the John Alderton show "My Wife Next Door", seems strange it hasn't come out yet, popular show. It seems that this is another one of those shows which got released on VHS (three episodes) but I never saw on sale anywhere.Could poor sales of the video delay the release...
by Mark
Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Hartley at 40
Replies: 5
Views: 876

Hartley at 40

Yes...it was 40 years ago, today, 1st Jan 73, that "Inigo Pipkin" began. Would be nice if there was another Volume from Network, perhaps featuring, the last episode, amongst others. Earlier, last year, there was a thread on Missing Episodes, about a Private Archive, with loads of school programmes, ...
by Mark
Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:02 am
Forum: British Comics
Topic: Your childhood comics.
Replies: 65
Views: 4868

Re: Your childhood comics.

Not surprisingly, it was all the TV ones that were on regular order, TV Comic, TV21, Countdown/TV Action, and my fav, Look-In. Of the others, it was the usual suspects, Beano, Dandy, Topper, Beezer, Whizzer and Chips, and one of my favs, Cor!. Aside from the Annuals, the Christmas editions , seemed ...
by Mark
Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:57 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Blackpool Nights
Replies: 10
Views: 1019

Re: Blackpool Nights

According to Lost Shows, there's only two editions of "Blackpool Night Out" and one edition of "The Blackpool Show", surviving, I thought there was more than that, oh well, a rotten shame, enough for a DVD, though.

Shocked to hear about the ABC, another bit of TV history, going.
by Mark
Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:47 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's Slade
Replies: 20
Views: 1786

Re: It's Slade

Mike S wrote:How Does It Feel is surely the best song they ever did. Well, in the top five at any rate.
That's probably my fav, as well, great song.

Used very effectively in an episode of "The Grimleys".
by Mark
Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:43 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: When are they EVER going to release...
Replies: 182
Views: 11994

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

I'd like to see the release of the John Alderton show "My Wife Next Door", seems strange it hasn't come out yet, popular show. That's right. Strange one because I seem to remember it being popular enough but it only lasted a season, didn't it? Saw it at the time with my mum, dad and sister, and I r...
by Mark
Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:03 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Gerry Anderson, MBE (14 April 1929—26 December 2012) RIP
Replies: 31
Views: 2134

Re: Gerry Anderson, MBE (14 April 1929—26 December 2012) RIP

A big shock and very sad news indeed. As has already been said, that's a massive chunk of childhood, from that Gentleman. Can't think of a single one of his shows, I didn't like, although I admit, it took me slightly longer to get into "Space Precinct", but I did.! I remember one publicity event in ...
by Mark
Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:55 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012)
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012)

A great shame.

Responsible for some very fine music, and his Film and TV work is excellent.

Another mention for his superb scores for the "Who" serial, "The Aztecs", and "Murder On The Orient Express.
by Mark
Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Blackpool Nights
Replies: 10
Views: 1019

Re: "Blackpool Nights

Thought it was a very good show, plenty of great clips, loved the ads for Morecambe and Wise and Cilla.

Would love to see surviving editions of "The Blackpool Show", given a DVD release.

Hadn't noticed the absent credit, an oversight, perhaps.?
by Mark
Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:38 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Christmas ratings
Replies: 22
Views: 1412

Re: Christmas ratings

I always think Australia has the right idea - they essentially cancel radio and television in December and January. It all starts up again in February. Christmas is where you get stand-ins and filler, hence the Kate Middleton prank call. 'Christmas TV' does seem to be a strangely British thing. Tha...
by Mark
Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:30 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: British Comedy Awards
Replies: 10
Views: 749

Re: British Comedy Awards

It must be a "Getting old", thing, as I find a lot of today's stuff very poor, a lot of the 'No-holes barred' stuff, seems more like a bunch of 12 year olds talking at school.

Caught some of Channel five's "Best Christmas Moments" repeat, mostly more recent efforts, and more than a little depressing.
by Mark
Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:20 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Dad's Army - The Love of Three Oranges
Replies: 15
Views: 1735

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.
by Mark
Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:11 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2156
Views: 125607

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

I thought it was the best of all the Nu-Who, Christmas ones, so far. Not much of a plot, though, and certain elements, such as the tears on Christmas Eve and the spiral staircase, seemed more "Harry Potter", than "Who", but the new girl is good, assuming they are not going to keep killing her off. T...
by Mark
Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ade Edmonson's Christmas classics
Replies: 8
Views: 931

Re: Ade Edmonson's Christmas classics

I thought the clips were good, too. It wasn't too bad a show, but when a clip was shown from "Andy Pandy", Edmonson said, "It's from 1950", and after a few moments, then said, "The style is from a differnt Era".......er...that'll be the 1950's, then.....odd.! ......or that Till Death us Do Part was...
by Mark
Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:59 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 55844

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Don't think it's been mentioned before, but a rather nice extra has been added to the "Terror Of The Zygons" DVD, that was found in November.

A "South Today" report on the filming of the serial, just over 3 mins, but a lovely find nonetheless.