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by Mark
Thu May 21, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)
Replies: 49
Views: 3918

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

Frustratingly, I can't recall "The Mind Robbers", I know I saw every episode of the series, never missed it, but as it gets further away! I knew I had watched the "Sexton Blake" 1967 Christmas Day special, "The Vanishing Snowman", but couldn't recall details about it, until I read the script that is...
by Mark
Wed May 20, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Logistics of Set Design
Replies: 19
Views: 1897

Re: The Logistics of Set Design

"Doctor Who" was lucky to have "Roger Murray Leach, amazing sets, including "Ark In Space".

Of those set photos presented, I also like the ones for "Hancock's Half Hour" and "Quatermass And The Pit".
by Mark
Wed May 20, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Recycled titles
Replies: 24
Views: 2143

Re: Recycled titles

Perhaps "Together" holds the record then?

Some more good examples there, "Timeslip" for instance, I always enjoyed the 1985 pilot episode, shame that didn't go any further.
by Mark
Wed May 20, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?
Replies: 6
Views: 655

Re: Doomwatch--What missing episode would you like to see?

I'd love to see any missing episodes turn up, but preferred series 1, although I would like to see again, the series 3 episode "Say Knife, Fat Man" ( not just because Elisabeth Sladen is in it either) it was a good idea! Memories are fading with time, but shocking moments stay with you, and Toby Wre...
by Mark
Wed May 20, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 44
Views: 3416

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

I thought the first episode was the best of the three, but the final episodes climax was very well done, and explains a lot about the character, also setting up questions about the newcomer to the team, but I don't think it has been well received critically has it?...so will there be anymore anyway?
by Mark
Wed May 20, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Classic 1950s ITV on Talking Pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: Classic 1950s ITV on Talking Pictures

Wot...no "Buccaneers"???

Lots of great shows there though...keep going TPTV!
by Mark
Wed May 20, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2156
Views: 109241

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

The fact that I can't even remember much about these episodes, demonstrates their quality ( for me) as it was only a couple of months or so ago.
by Mark
Wed May 20, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited
Replies: 36
Views: 2543

Re: Out of the unknown--The Uninvited

Ah!...this old chestnut. "To Lay A Ghost" certainly stirs up strong opinions, I have to admit I prefer the first three series as well, but there are creepy moments in this final series. In this episode, the staircase scene is very effective, I thought.( if you want to take something from it!) Not se...
by Mark
Sat May 09, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Logistics of Set Design
Replies: 19
Views: 1897

Re: The Logistics of Set design

Take a look at these!

Things of beauty.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/empty_set ... on/zfvy382
by Mark
Sat May 09, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)
Replies: 49
Views: 3918

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

Yes, it's excellent isn't it, I love the Library music compilations for the various stories.

Also nice to know that the BFI have the two Don Houghton scripts, "Now You See It, Now You Don't" and "Nightmare Gas", presumably rehearsal scripts.
by Mark
Sat May 09, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Recycled titles
Replies: 24
Views: 2143

Re: Recycled titles

One that springs to mind was the 80's sketch show Three of a Kind with Tracey Ullman, Lenny Henry and David Copperfield . This title was origonally used in the 60's for a show starring Mike Yarwood, Ray Fell and Lulu. Both BBC2? Some more good ones there ( including this one) the Ullman series was ...
by Mark
Sat May 09, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 50345

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Just a quick question--Do the film inserts for planet of fire exist? They look good on dvd. Is it a good telecine transfer or do copies of the film inserts exist? I know the inserts exist for the caves of androzani and the twin dilemma but not sure about Planet of fire. Anyone know? Yes, The BBC ha...
by Mark
Wed May 06, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV
Replies: 19
Views: 1731

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

I think there was one previous to the 23rd but they managed to steer the ship back on course (so to speak) before the transmission however that one looked technically a bit rough (ie awkward camera angles, poor microphone setups and may not have had titles etc). Over on the BBC 'That Life' was also...
by Mark
Wed May 06, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV
Replies: 19
Views: 1731

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

Brock wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 8:43 am
Oh I see - were there two separate bomb scares then, one on 23rd Dec and one on 6th Jan?
Yes, plus the one Fatcat mentions, the series had a bit of a troubled production with problems of this sort.
by Mark
Wed May 06, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 226
Views: 18932

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

"Quatermass" is very good, a bit grim but good, alongside "Danger UXB", the best of Euston, IMHO ( well, and "Van Der Valk" series 3).

"Together" is another showing for the series on the channel, but good to know it's on again.
by Mark
Wed May 06, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Looks like "Talking Pictures TV" are struggling
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Re: Looks like "Talking Pictures TV" are struggling

It seems the Ads they depend on are of the Cruise/Travel variety, I suppose it's down to demographics and the target audience for the channel.

The channel is very popular though.
by Mark
Tue May 05, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)
Replies: 49
Views: 3918

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

I agree it is sad that only the 3rd season survives. Another favourite of mine Orlando starring Sam Kydd does not have a complete surviving story in the archives. And Sexton Blake only has the one surviving episode. A great shame. I liked "Orlando" as well, I assume it was sold overseas, so there i...
by Mark
Tue May 05, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)
Replies: 49
Views: 3918

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

I think it was the assumption that ace of wands was just your "regular" kids show. It wasn't that. It was a creepy intelligent exciting funny show that should have never been wiped in my opinion and the fact that it was is a tragedy in my opinion. I know they had limited repeats because of equity b...
by Mark
Tue May 05, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)
Replies: 49
Views: 3918

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
Tue May 05, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Looks like "Talking Pictures TV" are struggling
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Re: Looks like "Talking Pictures TV" are struggling

Yes, it would be terrible to lose the best channel on TV, hopefully they will be alright.
by Mark
Tue May 05, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 44
Views: 3416

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

It had a touch of the "Wallander" style broodiness, but wasn't too bad, and thankfully didn't descend into the downright depressing. ... Too many ad breaks though! Yes, two things that ran through my mind when I caught up with it on the very crashable ITV hub. As a first episode, there was a lot of...
by Mark
Tue May 05, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 44
Views: 3416

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

Have just got round to watching first one, nice to hear 'Eye Level', even if you do have to almost strain to hear it, so subtle. It all seemed OK, still kept picturing Barry Foster though, but, it did not disappoint as much as I thought it would, rebboots tend to be dire these days, have not seen 2...
by Mark
Tue May 05, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Recycled titles
Replies: 24
Views: 2143

Re: Recycled titles

"The Protectors", a 1964 ABC series, and the 1972 ITC series (Both on DVD).

One interesting curio, "You're Only Young Twice", a 1971 ATV Sit-Com set in Twilight lodge and the 1977 Yorkshire Sit-Com set in Paradise Lodge.
by Mark
Mon May 04, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast
Replies: 15
Views: 1382

Re: "ITC Entertained the World" - podcast

The first one was great, so will most certainly listen to the "Danger Man" one.

Anything on ITC shows is always welcome.
by Mark
Mon May 04, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Sean Arnold (1941 - 2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 391

Re: Sean Arnold (1941 - 2020)

An important part of the "Bergerac" team, and always excellent in his acting roles.

Sad news.
by Mark
Mon May 04, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Jill Gascoine 1937 - 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: Jill Gascoine 1937 - 2020

Very sad, but ill for a long time of course.

I always enjoyed the sketch she did with Cannon and Ball on their Easter Special in 1983, a fun piece on the film Casablanca, and her efforts to keep a straight face, especially when Tommy slammed down the piano lid on Bobby's fingers!

R.I.P.
by Mark
Mon May 04, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV
Replies: 19
Views: 1731

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

I remember the edition that was taken off as well, the curtains came down and it didn't come back on again. Checking up in KAl, that edition was on 23/12/73, the second half was replaced with "Sammy", the following weeks edition was the one with Charlie Drake. The one shown on TPTV was ( as mentione...
by Mark
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 226
Views: 18932

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

The Euston "Quatermass" series starts on TPTV, 19th May.
by Mark
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 2020- Missing Ace of wands(Any progress)
Replies: 49
Views: 3918

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

Aside from "Seven Serpents", my favourites from the first two series were "The Smile" and "Nightmare Gas", they were all good of course, but the first series was more of a cross between "The Avengers" and "Freewheelers" with some quirky elements thrown in, such as Mrs Kite's Time freeze glasses. The...
by Mark
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Recycled titles
Replies: 24
Views: 2143

Re: Recycled titles

"Big Brother", a reality show from Channel 4, or a series of plays from LWT in 1970 with a great guest cast, and they still exist!...perfect for DVD.