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by Mark
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Beiderbecke Affair"
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: "The Beiderbecke Affair"

I was listening to the Distinct Nostalgia, "Juliet Bravo" reunion with the two lading stars, and Stephanie Turner said that after she left the series she read for a part in a new Alan Plater series, and she was told one of the reasons she didn't get it, was because she was 'Too well known'. I'm gues...
by Mark
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Forces tv
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: Forces tv

That Mancini theme was brilliant, and very nostalgic to hear it now!

Most, if not all, of the "Mystery Movie" series were shown back in the 70's, "Colombo" still gets screened, both runs of it.

That Ebsen series was "Barnaby Jones", a 'Quinn Martin Production', I think!
by Mark
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Forces tv
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: Forces tv

"Star Maidens" was very good, Forces TV may well be the one to show it, as they seem to be picking up the Sci-Fi ones. I still think there should be a channel dedicated to all those American TV Movies that were made, back in the 60's to 80's, including "Mystery Movie". TPTV regularly show the Kolcha...
by Mark
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Westerns
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Westerns

Ah yes forgot about those. Chuck Connors seemed to get everywhere in those days after having his tunic ripped every week LOL Yes, that title sequence remains in the memory, saw it so many times! "High Chaparral" still gets shown, and I think "The Virginian" (Liked both of those) but no sign of my o...
by Mark
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 44
Views: 3420

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

It feels a bit odd, showing it on Friday nights though, and "Budgie" will be on Tuesday nights!
by Mark
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:40 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

Yes, I like the thread as well, there is still tons of stuff to discover. There are one or two good sites for the subject, but mainly film, such as Reelstreets, and also a great one for the "Carry On's", The Whippit Inn, but for TV, the only one I have come across is for "Doctor Who" locations. Oh, ...
by Mark
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy": 7 June 1980
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Re: "The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy": 7 June 1980

I have been doing that with a lot of stuff lately, both "Quatermass" and "Sapphire And Steel", 41 years ago!

It is exciting to see Television Centre, noisy and busy again, halcyon days, it's a good piece on "Hitchikers", great shame there wasn't a second series ( light years better than the film).
by Mark
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: Members past and present
Replies: 15
Views: 1374

Re: Members past and present

I think it's still a fantastic forum, it is a shame it's not as a busy as it once was, but I always find everyone's views and opinions very interesting to read and even if Archive TV remains a niche subject, it's still important to try and keep the interest going. With sat channels starting to show ...
by Mark
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Future of BBC Four
Replies: 9
Views: 764

Re: Future of BBC Four

I wouldn't like to see BBC Four go, it's one of about half a dozen or so I watch, there's plenty from the rest of the 200 which must be expendable. I like Challenge TV, but as with many channels, they concentrate on more recent shows, despite a decent archive of game shows from several decades, alth...
by Mark
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV
Replies: 19
Views: 1732

Re: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV

Paul Hayes wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:14 pm
Eurovision a couple of years back was the last such incident I can remember.
I forgot about that, it was the UK entry as well, wasn't it!
by Mark
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)
Replies: 49
Views: 3920

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

Oh yes, seen those, they are the usual ones seen from "TTP", but as with "Ace Of Wands", there were others seen in magazines like TV Zone, some great B/W shots ( again as with "Ace Of Wands", probably TV Times and maybe some from Thames/Fremantle). There was also a pic of Frances de Wolf ( in costum...
by Mark
Sat May 30, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)
Replies: 49
Views: 3920

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

We had a thread on here a while back about potential photo sources like the TV Times, it's just a question of what survives. With "Ace Of Wands", there's photos that appeared in mags like TV Zone, such as the ones from "Nightmare Gas", Tarot holding a skull and so on, and also the set photos from "T...
by Mark
Sat May 30, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Future of BBC Four
Replies: 9
Views: 764

Re: Future of BBC Four

With The BBC demonstrating their worth during the emergency, you would expect a change of attitude, although hanging on to any sort of standard on TV these days seems to be getting harder and harder. Getting rid of BBC Four, and aiming for a young audience won't do them any favours though, along wit...
by Mark
Sat May 30, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: John Langdon (1948-2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: John Langdon (1948-2020)

A rare talent, to be able to keep up such a standard, with so much material.

R.I.P.
by Mark
Sat May 30, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Michael Angelis (1952-2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: Michael Angelis (1952-2020)

Very sad news, great Actor...and to another generation...Lucien and his Rabbits in "The Liver Birds".

R.I.P.
by Mark
Fri May 29, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Future of BBC Four
Replies: 9
Views: 764

Re: Future of BBC Four

Interesting piece, I certainly hope it does keep going, it's still one of the best channels around, and there's plenty to watch, that recent doc on "Ready Steady Go" was excellent.

Can't imagine why it gets so much grief, it's quality and innovation speaks for itself.
by Mark
Fri May 29, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast
Replies: 15
Views: 1383

Re: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast

Looking forward to this one as well, whenever I think of "Man In A Suitcase", the theme automatically plays in my head!
by Mark
Fri May 29, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Fanderson Podcast
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: Fanderson Podcast

Another one to listen to, sounds most interesting there are some great ones springing up.
by Mark
Fri May 29, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Sapphire and Steel - ITV strike 1979
Replies: 16
Views: 960

Re: Sapphire and Steel - ITV strike 1979

Thanks for the info, fascinating stuff. Didn't realise that "Prisoner" thread was that long ago, it certainly was a good one. It would be nice to have more info on trails and commercials, ( as Yellowtriumph mentioned) more details on continuity for instance, apparently Vikki Chambers was a guest ann...
by Mark
Fri May 29, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)
Replies: 49
Views: 3920

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

Thanks for the heads up, they are great!

Lets hope the negs still exist, somewhere!, and that there are more from other stories.

Bigger versions have been put up now.
by Mark
Sun May 24, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 44
Views: 3420

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

I agree about Studio Drama coming round again, and would love to see it happen, but are there any writers left, who can manage that style of TV?

You can't really tell from the soaps, which is the only example there is at the moment!
by Mark
Sun May 24, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Sapphire and Steel - ITV strike 1979
Replies: 16
Views: 960

Re: Sapphire and Steel - ITV strike 1979

I've often wondered about that as well, but I don't think I have ever seen any.

Didn't Simon ( Coward) put something on a thread here about Scheduling "The Prisoner", ATV documentation ?, can't find it though.
by Mark
Sat May 23, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2156
Views: 109255

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

I doubt anyone could piece together the mess of the last few years in continuity, good luck to them in trying! Has there been any mention of when they might be filming the next series? ( I know the Dalek special was already completed) but If they do get started later in the year, that may mean an Au...
by Mark
Sat May 23, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 36
Views: 2544

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

It would be interesting to know what Lesley Ann Down's thoughts on the episode are and were , at the time, not sure she has ever been asked about it.
by Mark
Sat May 23, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)
Replies: 49
Views: 3920

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

I have read the scripts, of the missing episodes, and thoroughly enjoyed them, they did trigger off some memories, such as the scene of Tarot, Sam and Lulli pretending to be kids in the playground and of Mrs Kite being held at Tarot's pad. Also the scene with Tony Selby and Reg Lye with his Taxi, I ...
by Mark
Sat May 23, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Breakfast Time
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Re: Breakfast Time

I'm not sure what's still around from "BT", but I remember Stephanie Lawrence very well, she was a great singer.

She did two excellent half hour specials for The BBC at the time.
by Mark
Sat May 23, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV
Replies: 19
Views: 1732

Re: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV

You never get anything like that on "Strictly", do you!
by Mark
Sat May 23, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Classic 1950s ITV on Talking Pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: Classic 1950s ITV on Talking Pictures

They were great shows, all excellent, but "Buccaneers" was a great favourite, they should add that one to the line-up.
by Mark
Sat May 23, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Sapphire and Steel - ITV strike 1979
Replies: 16
Views: 960

Re: Sapphire and Steel - ITV strike 1979

This is an interesting one! I Video recorded "Sapphire And Steel" at the time, or rather the Tuesday episodes, the Thursday night episodes were recorded for me by a friend of my Dad's, because I was recording the "Doctor Who" repeats ( "The Pirate Planet" and "The Androids Of Tara") he would let the...
by Mark
Thu May 21, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV
Replies: 19
Views: 1732

Re: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV

They are showing "SNATLP" again from the "Hughie Green edition onwards, maybe the Roy Orbison one will turn up this time.!