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by Private Frazer
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: BBC Red Button Text Service
Replies: 5
Views: 1140

Re: BBC Red Button Text Service

OK its pretty much the same on the internet's BBC News
by Private Frazer
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: BBC Red Button Text Service
Replies: 5
Views: 1140

Re: BBC Red Button Text Service

The ending of the Red Button has a temporary reprieve. I like the News Index -> Around the UK for regional news (even if one piece of news I found was that Dundee's 'The Weekly News' magazine is to cease after 165 years). I don't know an online site that gives such well selected regional news stories.
by Private Frazer
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 30
Views: 3511

Re: The return of Star Cops!

There are more Star Cops adventures from Big Finish! Mars 1 + Mars 2
by Private Frazer
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 30
Views: 3511

Re: The return of Star Cops!

Episode Eight: Hostage - by Andrew Smith Sarah Sutton (who of course played Nyssa alongside the fifth Doctor) takes a role in this story and its nice to know she's still involved in Sci-Fi dramas. In the ISPF (International Space Police Force) a few things help to get you back to work or then throu...
by Private Frazer
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 30
Views: 3511

Re: The return of Star Cops!

Episode Seven: Moonshine - by Roland Moore As in 'Other People's Secrets' a mechanic is struggling to work in the confines imposed out in Space. When Kenzy hears his name and that he has been sent back to Australia she realises she knows him and persuades Nathan that he's no criminal. An Earth poli...
by Private Frazer
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 30
Views: 3511

Re: The return of Star Cops!

Episode Six: The Killing Jar - by John Dorney Paul has had a tough time since bringing his undercover skills to the team, facing torture, asphyxiation and explosive devices to name but a few. This time, going to a space station to investigate irregularities from an informer, he first has to make a ...
by Private Frazer
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 30
Views: 3511

Re: The return of Star Cops!

Episode Five: Dead And Buried - by Guy Adams Nathan has to remind Colin that homicide was his thing (Conversations With the Dead) after he complains he isn't getting to investigate the burglary of a wealthy man. He then has Kenzy teasing him about who the lady is on the screen (Pria) before being a...
by Private Frazer
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 30
Views: 3511

Re: The return of Star Cops!

Episode Four: The Thousand Ton Bomb - by Guy Adams Colin's snooping in a loading bay on the moon is interrupted by an unlucky would-be bomber. Over and again Colin helps instinctively or, in this case, accidentally. Not one to miss an opportunity to take credit, his account of events suits the scep...
by Private Frazer
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 30
Views: 3511

Re: The return of Star Cops!

Episode Three: Lockdown - by Christopher Hatherall Nathan's policing methods are challenged by secret new security being showcased at a conference in Paris by a Mr. Royale who finds him "abrupt and to the point" (much better than my earlier concise). Nathan replies "It served me well" and its good,...
by Private Frazer
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 30
Views: 3511

Re: The return of Star Cops!

Episode Two: Tranquility And Other illusions - by Ian Potter A quiet start with only a reminder that Nathan's father invented box and gave it his voice. Later in the story, as Box helps unravel all the events going on on the moon, I find myself asking if he deserves to be considered as much of a ch...
by Private Frazer
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: David Collings (1940 - 2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 970

Re: David Collings (1940 - 2020)

He was always good in his many TV roles and first comes to mind playing Cassius in the 70's BBC Shakespeare Julius Caesar.
by Private Frazer
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The return of Star Cops!
Replies: 30
Views: 3511

Re: The return of Star Cops!

I'm really glad that Star Cops came back as full-cast audio dramas (with sound effects and music) with the regular cast including three of the original cast! Regular Cast: Nathan Spring - David Calder Colin Devis - Trevor Cooper Pal Kenzy - Linda Newton Paul Bailey - Philip Olivier Pria Basu - Rakhe...
by Private Frazer
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?
Replies: 27
Views: 4500

Re: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?

I'm ashamed to say that the line I remember best is from the episode Punky Business : Bill: I'm going to go punk. Tim: Ugh! Open a window, someone... Another of mine is from Punky Business too. Tim, speaking to himself about not getting to go to the Trendsetters ball, then asks a mouse if he thinks...
by Private Frazer
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Replies: 43
Views: 6280

Re: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Trivia :
… after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry... (Mathew, 3, 11) and possibly adapted for Deep thought!
by Private Frazer
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Replies: 43
Views: 6280

Re: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

There was a surprise 42nd anniversary last week for THHGG . Listened to the affectionate intro's and hadn't heard Douglas on 'Bookclub' before. But it was being reminded of some of the differences to the TV version when catching the end of the Radio episodes that was also interesting; on hearing the...
by Private Frazer
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: 13 Minutes to the Moon
Replies: 7
Views: 1765

Re: 13 Minutes to the Moon

Thanks for that; how the crew of Apollo 13 survived (and astronaut Jim Lovell's whole career) is amazing.
by Private Frazer
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Clive James's Postcard from ...
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Re: Clive James's Postcard from ...

Driven by the novelist Françoise Sagan, if I recall correctly, and it wasn't so much 'speeding' as 'being driven recklessly'. There was a shunt at some point, I think. A pedestrian I think, but she drove on as they thought that as he had spun they probably had only hit his briefcase! The moment I r...
by Private Frazer
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?
Replies: 27
Views: 4500

Re: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?

Mark wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:01 am
As it's the 50th Anniversary this year, I hope there will 'something' to celebrate it, and hopefully another one of those nice Radio Times Bookazines.
It's the 8th Nov and a radio reunion would be good to hear or favourite episodes could be introduced by the trio on TV; it would be nice on BBC.
by Private Frazer
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Found, thanks to the internet
Replies: 2
Views: 834

Found, thanks to the internet

Today I found a song I remember we sang at school in 1974. All I could remember was "There was an auld ?? Cat, And it was unco gray; It brocht a moose into the hoose … which turns out to be one version of a very old song 'The Cameronian Cat' which dates from the 17th century. The unknown word was Se...
by Private Frazer
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Clive James's Postcard from ...
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Clive James's Postcard from ...

I thought his postcard from Sydney was the most interesting one because of his comparisons of the Australia he remembered to that of the 1990's. The London one gave a good idea of how difficult life had been for a while. In most of the "postcards" he did something daring; in Paris he was a passenger...
by Private Frazer
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196976

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

Have you noticed, all the episodes of this series so far, have been set on Earth, (apart from a chunk of the one a fortnight ago). In different times, but not much anywhere else. Shades of Jon Pertwee. Yes but JP was stuck here, what's JW's excuse! The writers' wanting to involve environmental issu...
by Private Frazer
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 79997

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Some Doctor Who stories I really like and why : Paradise Towers - The spooky imagining of a future community in decline saved ultimately by heroic action has a perfect combination of regular and guest character interaction. Battlefield - Earth, England, "today" and suddenly strange events occur whic...
by Private Frazer
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?
Replies: 27
Views: 4500

Re: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?

'Punky Business' when Tim, being having been served spaghetti by Graham, decides he'll have some sauce. 'Goodies and the Beanstalk' when Graham still has home comforts while they spend the night in a park. 'Invasion of the Moon Creatures' when the spacecraft lands upside down. 'Snow White 2' when th...
by Private Frazer
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 196976

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

The sad thing is Jodie Whittaker's first five in 2018 were excellent.
by Private Frazer
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Stranger" - early Australian sci-fi rediscovered
Replies: 10
Views: 2080

Re: "The Stranger" - early Australian sci-fi rediscovered

This will be very interesting; thanks.
by Private Frazer
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC Four Goes Slow
Replies: 1
Views: 831

Re: BBC Four Goes Slow

With the recent excellent New Zealand trip broadcast on BBC Four, 'All-Aboard' seems to be becoming the name!
by Private Frazer
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TV's first regular football commentator
Replies: 6
Views: 1361

Re: TV's first regular football commentator

A discussion about football commentators reminds me of commentary that has stuck in my mind since the 1970's. I think it was David Coleman and, after a goal, he simply said "Chivers 1-0". No idea what match it was that Martin Chivers scored in!
by Private Frazer
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Star Trek - Original NBC transmissions
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

Re: Star Trek - Original NBC transmissions

Anyone for bloopers?
I noticed watching Devil in the Dark (on a 3 episode DVD) that when Kirk says to Spock "you take the tunnel on the left" he points to the right - and vice-versa for himself; and not just a mirrored scene.
by Private Frazer
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Boardroom dramas
Replies: 46
Views: 5055

Re: Boardrom dramas

It might also be worth noting how the boardroom drama would occasionally cross-pollinate with other series. The Avengers, for instance, would quite often feature members of a board of directors being murdered - Look- (stop me if you've heard this one) But There Were These Two Fellers... being the f...
by Private Frazer
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Popmaster
Replies: 0
Views: 879

Popmaster

Popmaster on BBC Radio 2's Ken Bruce show is fiendishly difficult just now; now that we've reached the year's finale. I wrote to Radio Times (which of course also has a popmaster quiz) suggesting that, with 2020 almost here, it's high time to have separate decades for the noughties and the teenies. ...