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by Roll ACR
Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: D.O.G. s**t all over the screen
Replies: 39
Views: 5867

Re: D.O.G. s**t all over the screen

I must say that I absolutely LOVE the new ITV re-brand. And the D.O.G. is very small, very transparent, and right on the cusp of 16:9 safe area, let alone caption safe! What's all the fuss about? The new trails and idents, plus a bit of fundamental rethinking of how junctions are executed, has elimi...
by Roll ACR
Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ATV - What's left to release?
Replies: 38
Views: 5658

Re: ATV - What's left to release?

Yes, a release of Schools and Colleges stuff would be brilliant. It could be a Smörgåsbord of different things. Mathematics, Science, English, History etc. Pick the cream of noteworthy/excellent titles and put then together on an "Independent Television for Schools and Colleges" volume. The "play al...
by Roll ACR
Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The erasing of Savile: They missed one!
Replies: 32
Views: 4757

Re: The erasing of Savile: They missed one!

it really does seem like double standards when people here scoff at episodes being deleted from history and then hold shows like the ones I mentioned as somehow more important Don, if you'd read what I wrote, I wasn't making any judgement about "importance". I was simply pointing out that dropping ...
by Roll ACR
Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ATV - What's left to release?
Replies: 38
Views: 5658

Re: ATV - What's left to release?

Surely Equity members aren't allowed to veto and deprive other members of income. PS. Pity he doesn't veto Only Fools and Horses. I think it depends upon their contract but main characters can have a veto. Didn't Martin Shaw exercise his veto on "The Professionals" being shown on ITV for a number o...
by Roll ACR
Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 30th anniversary of Breakfast Time
Replies: 14
Views: 2465

Re: 30th anniversary of Breakfast Time

Ah, I was only 6 and I can't remember Breakfast Time. I only remember getting up at 5am on the first day of TV-am and sneaking downstairs, putting the telly on and then....my Dad obviously sensed the movement downstairs of number one son and came down, said it was too early to be up and certainly to...
by Roll ACR
Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Armchair Theatre: Volume 4 [Network]
Replies: 14
Views: 2675

Re: PR: Armchair Theatre: Volume 4 [Network]

Excellent news, and please let there be more to follow. I want "The Rose Affair".
by Roll ACR
Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: ITC Soundtracks on Vinyl [Network]
Replies: 7
Views: 1456

Re: PR: ITC Soundtracks on Vinyl [Network]

Hmmmm.......soooo tempting. I only just spent a fortune on myself at Christmas time.... but Network just know how to tempt me. Is there any chance of the whole soundtrack thing expanding beyond ITC? How much tape/grams survives in ITV's archive from other shows? Did grams/tapes of the various music ...
by Roll ACR
Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Where was Anglia's audience entrance?
Replies: 7
Views: 1786

Re: Where was Anglia's audience entrance?

Here's a link: http://www.edp24.co.uk/business/norwich_based_tv_company_steps_in_to_buy_epic_studios_from_norfolk_county_council_1_1195572 One of my workmates is a local to the area and was livid when the deal went through. He said we should've all clubbed together if it was only going for £150,000....
by Roll ACR
Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Where was Anglia's audience entrance?
Replies: 7
Views: 1786

Re: Where was Anglia's audience entrance?

The Magdalene Street building is no longer anything to do with Norwich City Council. Having not made much of it they recently jettisoned it for a fraction of its value.
by Roll ACR
Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Anyone recommend a good new TV.....?
Replies: 11
Views: 1920

Re: Anyone recommend a good new TV.....?

I'll give a "Hear! Hear!" to Panasonic. I think they're the best of the bad bunch that is modern domestic tellys. I mean that in the sense that Pannys are easy to get looking "proper" like what I see on a monitor at work. Depends on the model but they also have the option to under scan as a menu fea...
by Roll ACR
Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Southern Television cuts
Replies: 5
Views: 1624

Re: Southern Television cuts

Cheers Brian :-) Merry Christmas everyone. That's a very interesting explanation but I still don't fully understand the principles your talking about. I've seen 16mm stuff edited with taped splices along the frame edge. If you jog through on certain programmes you can see the hint of Sellotape (or w...
by Roll ACR
Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Southern Television cuts
Replies: 5
Views: 1624

Southern Television cuts

I've sneaked open an Xmas present and I'm watching "The Capone Investment" and "Dangerous Knowledge" with my Mum and Dad. I'm intrigued as to why the film cuts - almost all on "Capone" and some on "Dangerous" are made with splices that fall beyond the edge of the frame. It's bizarre! I thought the c...
by Roll ACR
Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Hine ATV DVD release
Replies: 7
Views: 1705

Re: Hine ATV DVD release

I got this in the sale too. Talk about dangerous driving in the titles! That Jag veers alarmingly across the chevrons of the motorway slip road and sweeps straight across into the outside lane!
by Roll ACR
Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network Sale 3rd to 16th of December
Replies: 48
Views: 8140

Re: Network Sale 3rd to 16th of December

I hate it when that happens. I ordered a part for my car a while back and they left it on next door's driveway tucked under their car!!! If there's nobody in to accept it and none of the immediate neighbours are in or willing to take it in, they should damn well take it back to the depot for safe ke...
by Roll ACR
Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Closedown, Late Call, Reflections and all that sort of thing
Replies: 30
Views: 4742

Re: Closedown, Late Call, Reflections and all that sort of t

Or perhaps a piece of chalk, a goat and a very sharp knife.... :-)
by Roll ACR
Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network Sale 3rd to 16th of December
Replies: 48
Views: 8140

Re: Network Sale 3rd to 16th of December

Three seperate orders and all arrived in a timely way despite the sale and xmas rush. Nothing like Roll ACR's haul but did get the following: Doctor on the Box Fireball XL5 Blu-Ray colour ep (and FFF ep) Man of the World The Sentimental Agent ...and a last minute moment of weakness having so enjoye...
by Roll ACR
Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Closedown, Late Call, Reflections and all that sort of thing
Replies: 30
Views: 4742

Re: Closedown, Late Call, Reflections and all that sort of t

I remember TSW having "Postscript" which was later re-branded as "Nightcall". Some local Reverend or mildly eccentric folk singer or some such, giving a thought for the day. In fact TSW continued to carry it, after the late news, right to the end. Surely one of the last ITV stations to still have th...
by Roll ACR
Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network Sale 3rd to 16th of December
Replies: 48
Views: 8140

Re: Network Sale 3rd to 16th of December

Fairly impressive service from Network/Sony. Order placed on Sunday eve and arrived this morning. I'm unable to resist dipping all my new discs in the machine just to see te menus and watch the programme titles and stuff.

Volume 3 of Armchair Theatre is wonderful. Please let there be more volumes.
by Roll ACR
Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Kenneth Kendall (1924-2012)
Replies: 13
Views: 2681

Re: Kenneth Kendall (1924-2012)

They might not have been actors but they were of a "Theatrical" persuasion. And ITN didn't exclusively use people with cast iron journalistic credentials as Newscasters. A number of ITN's newscasters were a bit Theatrical, Gordon Honeycombe springs to mind.
by Roll ACR
Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network Sale 3rd to 16th of December
Replies: 48
Views: 8140

Re: Network Sale 3rd to 16th of December

Christmas really is the time for giving....to yourself! Hear! Hear! I got my order in a few hours ago. I'm now £260 odd lighter but my Xmas and New Year viewing is sorted : Jemima Shore Investigates: The Complete Series Justice: The Complete Series 1 Six Days of Justice: The Complete Series 1 Scorp...
by Roll ACR
Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: Hello again
Replies: 58
Views: 9394

Re: Hello again

Me too, the phonetic pronunciation given by Mr Wolf seems rather Germanic compared to how I would say Mausoleum. But he knows best and in the context of this forum I shall say it like Anton Diffring :-)
by Roll ACR
Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: Hello again
Replies: 58
Views: 9394

Re: Hello again

I've come across and I have to say I think it's all much better. Much more modern and plush looking. Onward and upward for our merry band. I raise a glass of ice cold White Bordeuax to fresh forums and happy postings. I've dug out a new avatar too. A reminder of happy days on the staff of one of the...