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by Private Frazer
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Richard Baker (1925-2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 1020

Re: Richard Baker (1925-2018)

Richard Baker was the news presenter for me for a long time. With a reassuring personality he had a nice way of handing over to a reporter. He gave the news coverage great stability.
by Private Frazer
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 207305

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

So maybe only one episode of Doctor Who in 2019 but we won't have to wait long for it!
by Private Frazer
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 207305

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

(Not watched Spooks) I thought the fifth episode of current Doctor Who "The Tsuranga Conundrum" was OK but, if you are what you eat, shouldn't the monster have been more metallic? Laughed at the Sonic Screwdriver stuff. I've gone back and watched the start of episode 2 again - it's pretty exciting i...
by Private Frazer
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC Four Goes Slow
Replies: 1
Views: 856

BBC Four Goes Slow

The Ghan; Australia's Greatest Train Journey was just on showing the trip mainly from the drivers perspective. It seemed very like the first of these almost silent programmes I saw 'All Aboard: The Sleigh Ride' which turns out to be one of the 'BBC Four Goes Slow' series (The National Gallery, The D...
by Private Frazer
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Blue Peter"
Replies: 3
Views: 946

Re: "Blue Peter"

I particularly liked seeing Valerie Singleton and Peter Purves, from my era, again and how they were enjoying the milestone and we all liked the oversees hot-air balloon adventure. Blue Peter's format and those that have presented it over the years must be a key to its continuing success.
by Private Frazer
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 237
Views: 34798

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

BBC1 is a freeview channel! so ... I'll be watching the Doctor Who and Blake's 7 stars on tonight's Pointless celebrities at 6pm.

"A sci fi edition of the quiz, featuring Hattie Hayridge, Jessie Cave, Peter Davison, Katy Manning, Paul Darrow, Michael Keating, Kiran Shah and Jimmy Vee"
by Private Frazer
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 207305

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

The same present/future/past sequence for the first three episodes as in 2005 (with probably a lot spent again on the second one). 1. The Woman Who Fell To Earth : the action on the crane was good and gives the episode title a double meaning. 2. The Ghost Monument : really liked the film-like look a...
by Private Frazer
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "A Binge Of Goodies" Network
Replies: 24
Views: 4173

Re: "A Binge Of Goodies" Network

Thanks for pointing out the Free Thinking programme. It's a really good long interview with The Super Chaps Three and Mathew Sweet knows The Goodies well. I take it when Graeme Garden said, near the start, "shows like The Pretenders (and The Persuaders)" he meant The Protectors. It was nice, just af...
by Private Frazer
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Dad's Army Remakes
Replies: 46
Views: 6086

Re: Dad's Army Remakes

Like the suggested Mainwaring - David Jason, and Wilson - Hugh Lawrie

Frazer - Graeme Garden
Godfrey - Giles Brandeth
Pike - Rob Beckett
Jones - Jeremy Irons
Walker - Jonathan Ross
by Private Frazer
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: TV Years (New Mag)
Replies: 38
Views: 5057

Re: TV Years (New Mag)

Nice to learn about Bergerac from John Nettles himself and all the entertainment spots on Jersey in the 1980's! It's one of the other BBC Sunday evening dramas between the two Poldarks then. I didn't realise it ran for so long and had such an interesting cast including Celia Imrie. I'm enjoying the ...
by Private Frazer
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: TV Years (New Mag)
Replies: 38
Views: 5057

Re: TV Years (New Mag)

Just got one at WHS; I was abroad in the 80's!
by Private Frazer
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Audio of missing TV, or TV with audio missing
Replies: 72
Views: 6958

Re: Missing TV Audio

That's an interesting list of missing audio. It's more than likely that Cilla was recorded off TV onto audio cassette, but until its found ...
by Private Frazer
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: TV Years (New Mag)
Replies: 38
Views: 5057

Re: TV Years (New Mag)

I found this TV Cream page
by Private Frazer
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: TV Years (New Mag)
Replies: 38
Views: 5057

Re: TV Years (New Mag)

I'll certainly take a look at it and hope the earlier decades follow.
by Private Frazer
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 30
Views: 3672

Re: The return of Star Cops!

Yes, I've listened once to them and these audio adventures are a very enjoyable continuation of Star Cops with lots of nods to the TV Series. The new characters joining the force feels just the same as before when Anna Shoun arrived midway. As before different writers give their slant to the inciden...
by Private Frazer
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: British Comics
Topic: Your childhood comics.
Replies: 68
Views: 8805

Re: Your childhood comics.

The Beano recently celebrated its 80th Anniversary Dick Dastardley and Mutley in Wacky Races have more than a passing resemblance to their Dennis and Gnasher. I remember mostly, however, how strange the world of The Numbskulls seemed and how funny Colonel Blink the short sighted gink was in their ea...
by Private Frazer
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 16065

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

William Franklyn in adverts for Schweppes and Gareth Hunt for Nescafe comes to mind.
by Private Frazer
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Heard on the Radio
Replies: 4
Views: 1138

Heard on the Radio

Heard any TV stars on the radio lately? Su Pollard popped up on 'Loose Ends' talking about her Edinburgh Festival debut in Harpy (was briefly on BBC4's TOTP later too). Hi de Hi! Su, you will get a yellow coat! What energy she has.
by Private Frazer
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Dad's Army turns 50 years old today
Replies: 11
Views: 1742

Re: Dad's Army turns 50 years old today

Tonight's episode is 'The Face on the Poster' (S8E6); broadcast TV is real TV
by Private Frazer
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Dad's Army turns 50 years old today
Replies: 11
Views: 1742

Re: Dad's Army turns 50 years old today

Just a few favourites that come to mind looking at an episode list : Sgt Wilson's Little Secret - Wilson is great in this one which has the feel of a stage farce If The Cap Fits ... - great atmosphere at the end with Mainwaring showing he has hidden talents Menace From The Deep - seems very well dir...
by Private Frazer
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Dad's Army turns 50 years old today
Replies: 11
Views: 1742

Dad's Army turns 50 years old today

Today is the 50th anniversary of Dad's Army. On Saturday I enjoyed seeing Jimmy Perry's favourite episode, Branded, and David Croft's favourite, Mum's Army, along with their little introductions recorded in 2008. Interesting that both are slightly serious ones which show some of the drama in the pro...
by Private Frazer
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Dad's Army Fan Fiction
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Re: Dad's Army Fan Fiction

Yes. In the very short time allotted to the finale things go full circle quite neatly. Delighted to see the platoon on the front of the new Radio Times at work this morning.
by Private Frazer
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Dad's Army Fan Fiction
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Dad's Army Fan Fiction

While watching the Dad’s Army episode High Finance the other night, I started imagining other members of the platoon getting into financial difficulty instead of Jones. With thanks to http://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk/ here’s an excerpt from the script: Mainwaring: Will you bring Mr Jones' sta...
by Private Frazer
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Changes to Radio 2
Replies: 3
Views: 811

Changes to Radio 2

This was quite a few weeks ago now and here's a few I've noticed. I'm getting used to the longer Jo Whiley/ Simon Mayo drive-time slot with a bit less chat and more new music, which pushes the following programmes to 8pm so I don't hear them any more. I enjoy Sara Cox's weekday show at 10pm, but I r...
by Private Frazer
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors from a programme appearing in another
Replies: 33
Views: 3963

Re: Actors from a programme appearing in another

One recent one: Sean Verey (Dan) and Dylan Edwards (Fitzy) from Shelfstackers(2010) are Jamie and Mike in BBC3'S Pramface.
by Private Frazer
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The golden age?
Replies: 18
Views: 2141

Re: The golden age?

Not yet - I'll continue where I left off.

p.s. Enjoyed watching it all on Friday - thanks!
by Private Frazer
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The golden age?
Replies: 18
Views: 2141

Re: The golden age?

andrew baker wrote:I tend to think the 80s were a low point and then I start watching Lovejoy, Strangers, The Singing Detective, Edge of Darkness...
I just started Edge of Darkness and when someone that had died reappeared on the screen in episode 2 I chucked it out.
by Private Frazer
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Absent Credits
Replies: 6
Views: 1185

Re: Absent Credits

In The Protectors episode The Numbers Game Sherwood Price, playing 'a friend', isn't credited; an executive producer's perk!
by Private Frazer
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 30
Views: 3672

Re: The return of Star Cops!

A cool CD box arrived from Big Finish. They announced on 3rd June that in general CD's will now only be available for 12 months after release digital revolution
by Private Frazer
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Star Trek- Original BBC transmissions
Replies: 65
Views: 8429

Re: Star Trek- Original BBC transmissions

I've been looking at the trailers of Star Trek - The Original series which, as you would expect, uses clips from the episode. The Managerie Part 2 however is one that is an exception to the rule. The episode starts with Captain Kirk explaining "The court martial of Mr. Spock has been convened in clo...