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by paul.austin
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Thames TV
Replies: 64
Views: 8290

Re: Thames TV

Thames angering Thatcher.... you only have to look at the GLC or the miners to see what she did to those that challenged her. A lot of people paid the price for Thames' mistake with Death on the Rock.
by paul.austin
Tue May 01, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Security vetting at the BBC
Replies: 8
Views: 1635

Re: Security vetting at the BBC

CND was a far-left front. For Corbyn, it's always a CND rally in 1963.
by paul.austin
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Irish Telecom "Santa" advert
Replies: 0
Views: 380

Irish Telecom "Santa" advert

Can't imagine a boy in the girl's place. Girls present differently to boys, and the cuteness factor would be different.
[BBvideo 560,340]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl2u24_d2w0[/BBvideo]
by paul.austin
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: A Family At War DVD
Replies: 29
Views: 3354

Re: A Family At War DVD

I was talking about repeats on nostalgia networks, yes.

While the average poster on this message board may orgasm for example over the Thames frontcap and music, I don't think your casual viewer of a nostalgia network appreciates seeing it every time.
by paul.austin
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: A Family At War DVD
Replies: 29
Views: 3354

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.
by paul.austin
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Newspaper readers" joke in Yes Prime Minister
Replies: 11
Views: 1630

Re: "Newspaper readers" joke in Yes Prime Minister

Because it's like having a 1996 joke about crazy squealing modem noises in 2006.
by paul.austin
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Llizzie Dripping/Ballet Shoes/Simon & the Witch
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Re: Llizzie Dripping/Ballet Shoes/Simon & the Witch

Lizzie Dripping looked old enough to be a parent herself. You gotta love Dawson Casting.
by paul.austin
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: actors victim of the costume designer?
Replies: 0
Views: 399

actors victim of the costume designer?

According to Ellen Hamilton Latzen who was the child lead in the 1987 Family Ties Christmas episode Miracle in Columbus (I'm still not sure if her character is Michelle Davis or Michelle Davies), the Family Ties costume designer had a thing up their bottom about putting girls in really girly clothes...
by paul.austin
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Lena Zavaroni
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Re: Lena Zavaroni

I bought her album on ITunes. I certainly prefer her version of "Take Me Home, Country Roads" to John Denver's.
by paul.austin
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Lena Zavaroni
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Lena Zavaroni

The more i read about her, the more i wish she had never been "discovered" and had remained an unknown, local singer. She might still be alive then.

Danny John-Jules and Bonnie Langford have both stated that they still love and miss their friend Lena.
by paul.austin
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: My own take on Orwell's 1984
Replies: 5
Views: 963

Re: My own take on Orwell's 1984

and of course the elements of Tarzan are trademarked even though he's PD.
by paul.austin
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: My own take on Orwell's 1984
Replies: 5
Views: 963

Re: My own take on Orwell's 1984

Because Orwell died before January 1, 1955, he's PD in Australia.
by paul.austin
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: My own take on Orwell's 1984
Replies: 5
Views: 963

My own take on Orwell's 1984

The sordid reality of Airstrip One through the innocence of a child. Orwell's works are in public domain in my country.

nucleusune.net/blog/2017/5/5/children-of-oceania
by paul.austin
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 80324

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Almost everything people think they know about Hartnell is a lie. He wasn't anti--Jewish. He wasn't sexist. He wasn't racist, despite the portrayal once he was safely dead as pretty much "member of the National Front/put petrol through black people's letterboxes". He had a deep love of black jazz mu...
by paul.austin
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 80324

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Even M*ffat noted that Troughton was a lot more serious in 1966-69 than he is in the returns.
by paul.austin
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 80324

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Oh, FFS, this is not a Doctor incarnation!

tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Doctor_(Shada)
by paul.austin
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 80324

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Paul Cornell et al mention that the Third Doctor uses his watch to trace the TARDIS in Spearhead from Space, but the Second Doctor doesn't wear it as proof for Season 6 (b).
by paul.austin
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sitcom jokes that no longer work
Replies: 86
Views: 8470

Re: Sitcom jokes that no longer work

What about the "Cornflakes" scene in The Young Ones - Bomb.

WOMAN: "It seems very strange that an expert on comedy should be advertising tents on the back of a cornflakes packet!"

LITTLE GIRL: "I wish I'd had time for a crap before we started!"
by paul.austin
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: kids singing on "talent/variety" shows
Replies: 8
Views: 987

Re: kids singing on "talent/variety" shows

In the Melissa Lynn clip i linked, i notice that they've gone for a REALLY unsettling retro 1950s vibe. Not just the host who seems to think he's a combination of Bob Hope and Perry Como, but all of the girls are in these poofy dresses that make them look like they've just walked out of the Enchantm...
by paul.austin
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: kids singing on "talent/variety" shows
Replies: 8
Views: 987

Re: kids singing on "talent/variety" shows

The wriggling and vamping of Darla Hood in the musical numbers in the old Our Gang/The Little Rascals shorts doesn't come across the way it did in the 1930s...
by paul.austin
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Same Actor, Same Character, Different Show
Replies: 23
Views: 2547

Re: Same Actor, Same Character, Different Show

Cole wrote:I can't remember her name, but there was that actress who was the Queen's double and would pop up if a comedy or sketch programme (esp. The Goodies) needed the Queen. Not sure if this counts though.
Jeanette Charles?
by paul.austin
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: kids singing on "talent/variety" shows
Replies: 8
Views: 987

kids singing on "talent/variety" shows

Six year old Melissa Lynn singing Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend.

that song is just creepy coming out of a six year old girl.

Melissa also has earrings which don't seem right on a grade one student.
by paul.austin
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 198040

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

Yeah, I'd like to see another Exiled to Earth scenario. It would have improved the sixth Doctor a lot.
by paul.austin
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Little Big Time
Replies: 42
Views: 4089

Re: Little Big Time

Lena Zavaroni was a huge talent and a great loss, I remember her own BBC show. Danny John-Jules (Cat on Red Dwarf) was a dancer on Zavaroni's early eighties series. He had very nice things to say about her in a tribute he posted, but its obvious he remains haunted by her death. Zavaroni's old frien...
by paul.austin
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Little Big Time
Replies: 42
Views: 4089

Re: Little Big Time

I wonder if the moderators wouldn't mind this YT clip for just a short while? People have to see how ghastly Junior Showtime was Junior Showtime clip Lena Zavaroni was 'Ghastly'? I didn't know that. Lena's album is on ITunes and you can tell why she had an album in the Top Ten at only, well, the ag...
by paul.austin
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The weird world of dubbing
Replies: 35
Views: 4852

Re: The weird world of dubbing

Sabine Bohlmann - Lisa and Maggie in german Simpsons - was pretty much every little girl in dubbed McCoy Who from Stellar to Squeak. She also dubbed Joann Kenny as Jean in Curse of Fenric.
by paul.austin
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 80324

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

I once saw an older American person squeeing over a nostalgia digital channel showing "The Andy Griffith Show". I didn't have the heart to tell them that the network would much rather be showing something advertiser and younger demo friendly like "Seinfeld" but that they couldn't afford it.
by paul.austin
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 80324

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Marius Goring was a prestigious Actor and big name at the time, but it's even worse now, on a recent quiz show, a very young girl contestant had never heard of Sid James! New Zealand finally got around to showing "Evil" in 1970. That'd be Sid James who died 41 years ago, potentially even before her...
by paul.austin
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 80324

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

It's interesting to see who was "well known" in the past and is virtually forgotten in 2017 (see also: Edmond O'Brien who was considered more bankable than Peter Cushing in the fifties but today it's Cushing that has endured)