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by rosalyn
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Grenfell Tower in Archive Shows & Films
Replies: 6
Views: 1503

Re: Grenfell Tower in Archive Shows & Films

Here's a link to the locations for Minder 'Around the Corner'. Scroll down to the shot of the guy on the allotment and you will see Grenfell quite prominently left of frame.

http://www.minder.org/locations/S05E09_ ... Corner.htm
by rosalyn
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Almost cast' actors
Replies: 76
Views: 9870

Re: 'Almost cast' actors

I'll throw in my penny's worth though you probably know all these. Elizabeth Shepherd as Emma Peel, who actually filmed part of the first episode of The Avengers series four, before being replaced with Diana Rigg. Joanna Lumley tested as a Moonbase girl in UFO. Trudi Van Doorn tested for Purdey in T...
by rosalyn
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Grenfell Tower in Archive Shows & Films
Replies: 6
Views: 1503

Grenfell Tower in Archive Shows & Films

Dear All, Since this catastrophic fire in London, I have been spotting the Grenfell Tower time and time again whilst watching and enjoying my archive TV shows on DVD. I've seen it in at least two episodes of The Sweeney, one episode of The Professionals and three episodes of Minder so far. It has a ...
by rosalyn
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Unseen Recurring Characters
Replies: 46
Views: 5740

Re: Unseen Recurring Characters

What about 'er indoors in Minder? LOL
by rosalyn
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 160
Views: 27847

Re: Still With Us

Apologies if anyone has already mentioned British character actor Patrick Jordan, born 20th October 1923. He's been popping up in guest roles in many old shows I've been watching recently, and is still with us at the age of 95.
by rosalyn
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Donald Moffat (1930-2018)
Replies: 1
Views: 569

Donald Moffat (1930-2018)

Another one bites the dust.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46647730

Slipped me by until today.
by rosalyn
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Quest (1976)
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Re: The Quest (1976)

I recall it being on BBC. It should be there on Genome. :-)
by rosalyn
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Douglas Rain (1928-2018)
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Douglas Rain (1928-2018)

Canadian actor probably best known for his chilling voice performance as HAL 9000 in '2001: A Space Odyssey', and also in the sequel '2010'. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/nov/12/douglas-rain-dies-2001-a-space-odyssey-hal-9000 Apparently HAL helped craft Hannibal Lecter according to Anthony H...
by rosalyn
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 16076

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

Remember the Scotch video cassette animated skeleton? Re-record, not fade away.

Am I right in thinking the voice over for him was provided by Brian Wilde?
by rosalyn
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 16076

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

Gay Hamilton - Man in a Suitcase, Space 1999, and more recently, Edwina Dunn in Eastenders - was once in a Fry's Chocolate Cream commercial. It was the one where a girl is savouring the taste of the chocolate while reclining on a sofa, and her cat knocks an ornament from a shelf above, and she catch...
by rosalyn
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Prisoner 50th Anniversary
Replies: 9
Views: 1945

Re: The Prisoner 50th Anniversary

David Plaice wrote:The Blu-ray of In My Mind is currently just £2.99 at Amazon (two pounds less than the DVD).
Ordered.

Thank you for the heads up. :-)
by rosalyn
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Celeste Yarnall (1944-2018)
Replies: 0
Views: 434

Celeste Yarnall (1944-2018)

Star Trek episode 'The Apple', and much more.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... rek-885728
by rosalyn
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Prisoner 50th Anniversary
Replies: 9
Views: 1945

Re: The Prisoner 50th Anniversary

Just thought I'd flag up the brilliant "Tally Ho" podcast about the series. I've been listening to these for months now and they've very much reignited a lot of my enthusiasm for "The Prisoner" because the hosts - Becks and Eeson - a very refreshing and original take on these amazing old shows, and...
by rosalyn
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 16076

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

Tiffany Chapman (Brookside/Hollyoaks/Emmerdale) in a 2016 Halifax commercial, appearing with Top Cat no less.

There's a nice piece on it here.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/1 ... doing-now/
by rosalyn
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 16076

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

Ah! As you've mentioned Muppets, what about our fibreglass friends from the worlds of Gerry Anderson. Although not strictly actors, I guess the original voice artists would count. Please correct me if I've got any of these wrong. Supercar - Walls Ice Cream Fireball XL5 - Zoom ice lolly Stingray - Se...
by rosalyn
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 16076

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

Several more spring to mind. Leonard Rossiter and Joan Collins - Cinzano Sharon Maughan - Nescafe Gold Blend And what about Harriet Philpin from the now famous R Whites secret lemonade drinker ad. I recall seeing her in an episode of The Sweeney (Thou Shalt Not Kill), and as I have been watching the...
by rosalyn
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 16076

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

'I've always liked Cliff Richards/Wendy Richards'...'IT'S RICHARD'...'That's what I said, Cliff Richards/Wendy Richards. Didn't Brucie also do the Stork ads? Yes, hear it all the time. Much like Dr Spock instead of Mr Spock...lol. I think Brucie did. And as you are on the subject of butter and marg...
by rosalyn
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Zienia Merton (1945-2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Zienia Merton (1945-2018)

Space 1999's Sandra Benes.

Just about to head off to bed and spotted the sad news.

http://www.hollywood.com/general/zienia ... -60732487/
by rosalyn
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 16076

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

I will chip in with Julie T. Wallace. Shortly after her remarkable appearance as the 'she devil' in the 80's, she popped up in the Mentos chewy mints ad. Then there were those infamous Government information films. I will always remember Edward Judd in the 'Think Once...Think Twice...Think Bike!' on...
by rosalyn
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Killed Off!
Replies: 47
Views: 5649

Re: Killed Off!

Who can forget Gan in "Blakes 7"? Yes, poor Gan was another one I never saw coming. The bad guy, Travis, he was killed off too before the end, and so was Cally. With her though it was a little feeble, as you never saw what happened to her on screen. I guess the final episode is etched in everyone's...
by rosalyn
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: THRILLER (You’ve got to love it).
Replies: 23
Views: 3523

Re: THRILLER (You’ve got to love it).

Very curious to know where A PLACE TO DIE and SOMEONE AT THE TOP OF THR STAIRS were filmed: I guess that’s never going to be discovered now. Which makes me wonder: has anyone enquired about Clemens’s archive? Have his papers been donated to the BFI? The village in 'A Place to Die' is Westmill in He...
by rosalyn
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: THRILLER (You’ve got to love it).
Replies: 23
Views: 3523

Re: THRILLER (You’ve got to love it).

Very curious to know where A PLACE TO DIE and SOMEONE AT THE TOP OF THR STAIRS were filmed: I guess that’s never going to be discovered now. Which makes me wonder: has anyone enquired about Clemens’s archive? Have his papers been donated to the BFI? The village in 'A Place to Die' is Westmill in He...
by rosalyn
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Killed Off!
Replies: 47
Views: 5649

Re: Killed Off!

Simon Coward wrote:As he was killed near the start of the opening episode of the series which bears his name, Captain Scarlet must surely take some beating.
Runner up prize must go to Marty Hopkirk then. :-)
by rosalyn
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Killed Off!
Replies: 47
Views: 5649

Re: Killed Off!

I remember watching in disbelief the first episode of Pipkins when they announced Mr Pipkin had died. As we know the actor who played Inigo Pipkin died in real life. A brave undertaking for a pre Schools programme rather than replace Inigo with another actor, hoping no one would notice. I remember ...
by rosalyn
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Deanna Lund (1937-2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 643

Deanna Lund (1937-2018)

Only Gary Conway, Heather Young, and Stefan Arngrim left of the Spindrift crew now.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... 81-1122920

and here...

http://www.giantslog.com/
by rosalyn
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors from a programme appearing in another
Replies: 33
Views: 3967

Re: Actors from a programme appearing in another

A fellow cult TV viewer told me several years ago that he'd met Norman Eshley at one of these Autographica events, and that he'd asked him about appearing together with Dudley Sutton playing a pair of crooks in both Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), and Department S filmed around the same time. Accord...
by rosalyn
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Absent Credits
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: Absent Credits

The oddest one I thought, when I first saw the film on its ITV premier back in 1982, was Damien - Omen II. Both Leo McKern and Ian Hendry appear at the very beginning of the story and have character names, dialogue etc. Yet they their credits do not appear at the front or during the end scroll. This...
by rosalyn
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Star Trek- Original BBC transmissions
Replies: 65
Views: 8434

Re: Star Trek- Original BBC transmissions

This thread brings back many happy memories! When ITV showed a TV-based quiz show with a brief interview with Leonard Nimoy, they had clips from Miri and the series 2 title sequence, which I imagine the BBC didn't have rights to at that time. Actually it wouldn't have mattered if the BBC did have t...
by rosalyn
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Star Trek- Original BBC transmissions
Replies: 65
Views: 8434

Re: Star Trek- Original BBC transmissions

Ah, the banned episodes, the scene with Kirk on all 4s acting like a horse with a dwarf on his back will stay with me forever.did this cause problems anywhere else in the world? If you look at the BBC letter, I think the scene you mention would have been classed under 'sadism'. Indeed the whole ton...
by rosalyn
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Star Trek- Original BBC transmissions
Replies: 65
Views: 8434

Re: Star Trek- Original BBC transmissions

Looking at that page I linked to, earlier in the thread, it mentions complaints received after the original "Miri" showing, resulting in the four episodes being banned. It mentions "Paradise Syndrome" being broadcast two weeks later according to the PasB sheets, as a last minute replacement for "Th...