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by rosalyn
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Star Trek- Original BBC transmissions
Replies: 65
Views: 8431

Re: Star Trek- Original BBC transmissions

TV Zone did a feature of the differences between the BBC transmission of season 1 of Star Trek and the original versions. They noted that while the VHS releases c.1986 were complete, the reprise for part 2 of "The Menagerie" was missing, and thus missing this specially shot scene. I seem to recall ...
by rosalyn
Tue May 15, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Slot changes
Replies: 35
Views: 3888

Re: Slot changes

Space 1999 in London, which began its run of edited teatime episodes on Saturdays in September 1975 at 5.50pm for fourteen weeks, then one at 6.25pm. After the Christmas break it was back on in January 1976 on Saturday mornings at 11.30am through until March. Series two began later the same year in ...
by rosalyn
Tue May 15, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Margot Kidder (1948-2018)
Replies: 0
Views: 418

Margot Kidder (1948-2018)

Lois Lane in the 1970s-80s 'Superman' movies.

Turned up in a series three episode of 'La Femme Nikita' in 1999, playing Nikita's mother.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44115166
by rosalyn
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: A Family At War DVD
Replies: 29
Views: 3473

Re: A Family At War DVD

I'm so glad I missed out on those then. I seem to recall early releases of 'The Sweeney' with similar edits, and a zoomed picture to fit the 16 by 9 screens. Not completely zooming there was also more picture scanned to the sides than when originally on TV. Thanks Brian, I had an early release of t...
by rosalyn
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: A Family At War DVD
Replies: 29
Views: 3473

Re: A Family At War DVD

"original frontcaps", "breakcaps" etc. are strictly for geeks. Your average modern viewer would have little tolerance or interest in them. Ah, that saying again, "your average modern viewer". How many times have I heard that battle cry? I think it is fair to comment that those who fit that category...
by rosalyn
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: A Family At War DVD
Replies: 29
Views: 3473

Re: A Family At War DVD

Clear Vision issued the first two series of, "Van Der Valk" on VHS and DVD I think was in the early 2000s. They chopped off all start Thames idents, abrupt messy cuts where the break bumpers were and '90s Thames captions at the end. Clear Vision weren't alone in doing this of course, the two curren...
by rosalyn
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: A Family At War DVD
Replies: 29
Views: 3473

Re: A Family At War DVD

Having had some of the badly edited "Van der Valk" Clear vision DVDs which also ended with '90s Thames captions I longed for Network to re-issue this complete and unedited. I got my wish. Hi. Ditto re your comments about the Network release of 'Van der Valk', a much loved childhood favourite of min...
by rosalyn
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 160
Views: 27846

Re: Still With Us

Larry Storch, friend of the late Tony Curtis, appeared with him in The Persuaders! episode 'Angie...Angie', one of my favourite eps, the finale of which I found very moving.

Anyway, Larry is still with us at 95.

Some may remember him from F Troop.
by rosalyn
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV regions question
Replies: 39
Views: 3840

Re: ITV regions question

Excellent. Does anyone know where the Southern news archive is held by the way? Officially, it wasn't sold to TVS when Southern's franchise ended, and then seemed to mysteriously disappear into a black hole. However, some of it (mostly 16mm pix and track) turned up at the Northam studios (the most ...
by rosalyn
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Heather Menzies (1949-2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 653

Heather Menzies (1949-2017)

Learned the sad news last night. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/dec/25/sound-of-music-actor-heather-menzies-urich-dies-aged-68 Seems to be best remembered as Louisa Von Trapp from The Sound of Music. I always remember her best from the Logan's Run TV series. In one episode (The Collectors), s...
by rosalyn
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shoestring Series 2
Replies: 44
Views: 7249

Re: Shoestring Series 2

Dene wrote:Shoestring: The Complete Series is now listed on Network's site. Out very soon, 2nd October.

http://networkonair.com/coming-soon/274 ... ete-series

Nice cover.
Wonderful news!
by rosalyn
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV afternoon drama repeats of the 1970s (and early 80s)
Replies: 34
Views: 3522

Re: ITV afternoon drama repeats of the 1970s

No-one invited you to a bank holiday BBQ then! Me neither. :-) Thanks Simon for the detailed research which brings back fond memories of afternoon telly in the 70s. Danger Man and The Saint on Thames sharing a Tuesday slot if I remember correctly. Edgar Wallace on a Wednesday, and Scotland Yard on ...
by rosalyn
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The 1974 10.30pm closedown
Replies: 49
Views: 5314

Re: The 1974 10.30pm closedown

I think they were mostly 3.25 in the afternoon Thanks Simon. That sounds more like it as I used to rush home from school to sit and watch Public Eye with my mum. School ended at 3.30, and I would often miss the start of it and she would tell me what I had missed. I wouldn't have seen it at all if i...
by rosalyn
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The 1974 10.30pm closedown
Replies: 49
Views: 5314

Re: The 1974 10.30pm closedown

As to Timeslip It was episodes 1-4 of 'The Day of the Clone' that were only produced in black and white (and have the 'An ATV Production' rather than 'An ATV Colour Production' end board). All the others were made in colour - but many were transmitted in black and white during the debut broadcasts ...
by rosalyn
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The 1974 10.30pm closedown
Replies: 49
Views: 5314

Re: The 1974 10.30pm closedown

I was only 8-9 years old at the time. I seem to recall some colour programmes going out in black and white at the time, such as an afternoon repeat of, "General Hospital". Made in 1972 it was post colour strike. I definitely remember that. For years I thought some episodes of Timeslip's "Ice Box" w...
by rosalyn
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Hammer House of Horror on Blu-ray
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Re: Hammer House of Horror on Blu-ray

Great news! As this is a new transfer, I do hope they will go to the trouble to correct the sound fault on 'Charlie Boy'. For some reason, the level of the FX track for this one on the DVD version was dialed down far too low. So when you hear car engines revving, or any loud bangs, they are not very...
by rosalyn
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Tara Palmer-Tomkinson (1971-2017)
Replies: 0
Views: 407

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson (1971-2017)

Described as a 'socialite' and an 'it-girl'. With Prince Charles a family friend, and her being a popular reality TV star, you would have thought she had it all going for her. Now dead at the age 45.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-38911818
by rosalyn
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Buddy Greco 1926 – 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 553

Buddy Greco 1926 – 2017

American jazz and pop singer and pianist dies aged 90.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/b ... -90-963312`
by rosalyn
Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Star Trek- Original BBC transmissions
Replies: 65
Views: 8431

Re: Star Trek- Original BBC transmissions

I think the teasers were removed for the early 1970s showings because at that time it was in a 45 minute slot (as opposed to the usual 50 min slot) and all superfluous material such as ad break fade outs had to go, but where the fade out was used in it's proper filmic context,such as showing a disc...
by rosalyn
Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Boss Cat
Replies: 39
Views: 4729

Re: Boss Cat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooJmuRebTNE Music still plays while the "Top Cat" caption is on screen, can just about remember the jump at the end. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9U4WPz-5vs This is the nearest reconstruction of the BBC version, i remember the crash/jump sounded worse than this! ...
by rosalyn
Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Star Trek- Original BBC transmissions
Replies: 65
Views: 8431

Re: Star Trek- Original BBC transmissions

Worth noting that of the four episodes that weren't shown on the BBC for years, three were from the third season. If you go to this page Juswuh and scroll down to the BBC letter, it explains why those four episodes were dropped. http://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/47451/what-star-trek-episodes...
by rosalyn
Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Star Trek- Original BBC transmissions
Replies: 65
Views: 8431

Re: Star Trek- Original BBC transmissions

I don't remember the original films being 35mm. I worked in the dubbing projection area at TVC during 1968 and just round the corner were preview theatres. I saw a couple of the first series when they were being shown there and they weren't on 35mm. Also, sometime during the 70's, my old school wan...
by rosalyn
Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV cutting films
Replies: 77
Views: 8957

Re: ITV cutting films

Speaking of late night scheduled repeats, in the mid '80s Tyne Tees Television showed several episodes of "The Sweeney" clearly taken from 16mm telecine copies with optical sound. One episode, "Stay Lucky Eh?" lacked the green component in the colour. These copies ended with the dying note at the e...
by rosalyn
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV cutting films
Replies: 77
Views: 8957

Re: ITV cutting films

On my very first shift as a Scottish Television announcer we had a true disaster, caused by cutting a film. It was a Saturday morning monochrome film - I can't remember what it was but it clearly came in a lucky bag of movies ITV had bulk purchased, because it was pretty dreadful kid's movie of the...
by rosalyn
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV cutting films
Replies: 77
Views: 8957

Re: ITV cutting films

I still have videos of the first two broadcasts of Live and Let Die from ITV after all these years, the first from 1980, the second from 82. I've watched them over and over, and can promise you there was nothing missing. Are you sure about that ? I purchased rental tapes of the Bond series in 1985 ...
by rosalyn
Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Freemantle-Network deal.
Replies: 20
Views: 4124

Re: Freemantle-Network deal.

Great news about UFO on BD - one of my most wanted titles. I don't know. This search for perfection, while spending more and more money on the same thing again and again. Alright. My idea of the 'perfect' box set of UFO is the one that restores the correct sound for the animated Century 21 dart at ...
by rosalyn
Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 40% off 1,600 Network DVDs.Ends July 3rd.
Replies: 19
Views: 3130

Re: 40% off 1,600 Network DVDs.Ends July 3rd.

I've not looked at the order but I would say if it doesn't match with the production order or the ATV order then I would check Thames next who held the show back for a year waiting for colour. Network usually put the airdate on the guide on the back cover so that might be a clue as to which region ...
by rosalyn
Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 40% off 1,600 Network DVDs.Ends July 3rd.
Replies: 19
Views: 3130

Re: 40% off 1,600 Network DVDs.Ends July 3rd.

I purchased the Network set of The Champions in the sale. I already owned the Carlton set which I was happy with apart from one exception, and was therefore very reluctant to double-dip. Temptation got the better of me though because I was keen to see the extras, and hopefully acquire a better copy ...
by rosalyn
Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Michael Standing mystery!
Replies: 12
Views: 1935

Re: The Michael Standing mystery!

Michael is alive and well, at least as of a few weeks ago. A good friend of mine who goes to lots of conventions and collects actors' autographs very recently showed me a photo of both he and Michael at one of those 'autographica' events. He's looking a wee bit older, but still very recognisable......
by rosalyn
Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Those David Jason "Sitcoms"
Replies: 92
Views: 9251

Re: Those David Jason "Sitcoms"

Rosalyn, you mentioned earlier in the thread about LWT purchasing the rights to re-screen 16 episodes of The Champions, would you remember any details about the mid-80s Thriller sale and the London region? In particular it seems a little odd that Thames scheduled a couple of episodes in 1979 but th...