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by paul.austin
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Bryan Marshall (1938–2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 1331

Re: Bryan Marshall (1938–2019)

I remember him for Embassy, where he was the was the Australian ambassador to a thinly-disguised stand-in for Malaysia.
by paul.austin
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Public information Films/PSAs
Replies: 15
Views: 2369

Re: Public information Films/PSAs

I always wonder about sexual health PSAs like this - must be pretty embarrassing having to kiss and cuddle in a bed on national television. poor Tracie Bennett in this one: Link removed - only videos posted by copyright holders are allowed Then there's this one from my native Australia. Once again, ...
by paul.austin
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Public information Films/PSAs
Replies: 15
Views: 2369

Re: Public information Films/PSAs

From the PIF fan club: At 1:47 to 5:09 on this Scottish Television junction is the long version of the "Alcohol & Water Don't Mix" PIF. the blonde girl is Lisa Geoghan (WPC Polly Page in The Bill), but who is the dark-haired girl, i wonder? Link removed - only videos posted by copyright holders are ...
by paul.austin
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Curse of Mr. Bean (thoughts)
Replies: 0
Views: 536

The Curse of Mr. Bean (thoughts)

Well, The Curse of Mr. Bean: Do you think Bean ever goes after those boys who caused him to fall from the diving board? Likewise, I wish i could be a fly on the wall when the parents of the little girl in the yellow swimsuit realise that she's got a pair of men's swim trunks with her as well as her ...
by paul.austin
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Public information Films/PSAs
Replies: 15
Views: 2369

Re: Public information Films/PSAs

Someone should do a BBC local radio or tv interview with people who were featured in PIFs as children. Not all are still alive - Terry Sue-Patt who was in Lonely Water is now dead - but some of their reactions to the PIF fan cultists would be interesting to hear. The woman who was the little girl "S...
by paul.austin
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Public information Films/PSAs
Replies: 15
Views: 2369

Re: Public information Films/PSAs

the ITC PIFs (e.g. where a bunch of hardened crims talk like Enid Blyton villains) are so bad they are entertaining.
by paul.austin
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Public information Films/PSAs
Replies: 15
Views: 2369

Re: Public information Films/PSAs

You can tell Children and Ponds is a PIF as the child is wearing a dress for most of it. No getting it dirty and grass-stained in PIF Land ;)

The long blonde hair is also part of blatantly tugging the viewers' heart strings. I'd be surprised if some Mums watching this didn't resent that.
by paul.austin
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Public information Films/PSAs
Replies: 15
Views: 2369

Public information Films/PSAs

This was probably meant to elicit fear, not laughter but oh, God. Did they cut the bit where Frankenstein's Monster shows up to put her in the water ;) the, um, obvious doll they use... their budget couldn't stretch to a doll that looked like an actual child instead of a toy? Link removed - only vid...
by paul.austin
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Trapped in TV Land device
Replies: 3
Views: 770

Trapped in TV Land device

To me, If i were writing a Trapped in TV Land story, I'd do a period TV show where there was more restrictions on, say, women or young people. "Pleasantville" (the show within a movie) played it for laughs but boy would a modern little girl or adolescent female be pished off at not being able to wea...
by paul.austin
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Dad's Army turns 50 years old today
Replies: 11
Views: 1706

Re: Dad's Army turns 50 years old today

Branded is a cracking episode, obviously unseen by the clueless twat Quentin Letts, who recently eulogised Paddy Ashdown as, "a derring-do merchant in a sea of Private Godfreys," as if the latter was some sort of criticism. I cringe when politicians try to invoke fictional characters to make politi...
by paul.austin
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shows ruined by revival/comeback
Replies: 80
Views: 9742

Re: Shows ruined by revival/comeback

Billy Smart wrote:
paul.austin wrote:The Fallen One
? Where does that come from?
Russell T. Davies = Russell T. God = fallen angel = The Fallen One.
by paul.austin
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shows ruined by revival/comeback
Replies: 80
Views: 9742

Re: Shows ruined by revival/comeback

Tom Baker was the last real Doctor. Hinchliffe, Letts, Lambert et al wipe the floor with Chinball, Muppet, The Fallen One and JN-T.
by paul.austin
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: It Ain't Half Un-PC Mum...
Replies: 98
Views: 10166

Re: It Ain't Half Un-PC Mum...

Funny that Garden and Oddie should be mentioned, given that episode of the Goodies on religion where one of the trio blacks up to play a Muslim. I, um, do not watch that episode any more...
by paul.austin
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: "The London Studios:Home Of The Stars"
Replies: 21
Views: 2585

Re: "The London Studios:Home Of The Stars"

The fact that Upstairs Downstairs got a five second clip but Metal Mickey got a whole section was bizarre. The demographics being aimed at - people who were young kids in the 1980s who remember and loved Metal Mickey. You would have to be getting on in years for the original Upstairs Downstairs to ...
by paul.austin
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: "The London Studios:Home Of The Stars"
Replies: 21
Views: 2585

Re: "The London Studios:Home Of The Stars"

Brian F wrote:I could never think of it as "The London Studios" only the LWT studios.
Bit late for that attitude, is it not?

LWT has been gone for 16 years and you could argue it spiritually died with the 1990 Broadcasting Act.
by paul.austin
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Least favourite dystopian novel?
Replies: 0
Views: 356

Least favourite dystopian novel?

My least favourite dystopian stories are those where, for shock value, an "our history" master criminal becomes an alternate history important politician. Such published novels have featured: U.S. President Jim Jones California Governor Charles Manson Soviet General Secretary of the CPSU Andrei Chik...
by paul.austin
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 80323

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

I hate Jamie because he robs the Troughton era of variety - only ONE story is without the presence of the daft Scot. Would've been nice to have more 2nd Doctor stories with no Jamie.
by paul.austin
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 80323

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

to use an example, black and white repeats on a mainstream channel (not a niche nostalgia channel) weren't really viable even in 1999 when BBC2 tried to repeat Doctor Who. That's why 'The Mind of Evil' would have been excluded.
by paul.austin
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 80323

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

gentle reminder that BBC blu-rays and DVDs have to be commercially viable and that means they have to be presented in a way to appeal to the broadest audience possible... and not a bunch of purist saddoes who may have gotten William Hartnell's autograph on the back of a ciggy packet.
by paul.austin
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 80323

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Nyssa: But, Tegan, I'm too old for a clown at my birthday party!

Tegan: Well I'm sorry, Nyssa, but the Doctor can stay if he wants.
by paul.austin
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 80323

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

" 100,000 BC" is it a sh*t title, it;s understandable why most people reject Howe/Stammers/Walker wankery. Walker is the same silly bunt why complained about Nu Who not accepting the New Adventures as canon (HN/TFOB)
by paul.austin
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 15314

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

i thought the female Cornflakes child in "Bomb" was wearing a wig for years until i realised about BIG eighties hair.
by paul.austin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 15314

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

this is about a parody of a commercial but does anyone know who played the family on the Cornflakes packet in The Young Ones atom bomb episode?
("Will you shut up and keep smiling! We're supposed to be the ideal nuclear family!" "Post-nuclear, more like!")
by paul.austin
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: attempts to be socially relevant that didn't come off?
Replies: 0
Views: 501

attempts to be socially relevant that didn't come off?

Can anyone think of particular examples from archive TV? For a "Thank God they *didn't* do that!", My Three Sons wisely stayed out of the Swinging Sixties, though if it hadn't been cancelled, and they felt they had to compete with Norman Lear, they might have done a Very Special Episode about someth...
by paul.austin
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: adverts that make you scratch your head?
Replies: 6
Views: 850

Re: adverts that make you scratch your head?

Here is 2016's iteration of "kid in advert looks way too old to believe in Santa and reindeer":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5gRG4od5NY

1976 and "Why did she take off her glove to pick up the sparkler?":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rukndc0mcMo
by paul.austin
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: adverts that make you scratch your head?
Replies: 6
Views: 850

Re: adverts that make you scratch your head?

that's other people's comments about the doll advert that i pasted.
by paul.austin
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: adverts that make you scratch your head?
Replies: 6
Views: 850

Re: adverts that make you scratch your head?

Suzy Homemaker... Because Suzy Homewrecker didn't make out of the boardroom discussion. And, for some reason, the kid in it has makeup on, and is dressed like Laura Ingalls: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ70VuVqCj4 http://forums.previously.tv/topic/2776-say-what-commercials-that-made-us-scratch-ou...
by paul.austin
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: adverts that make you scratch your head?
Replies: 6
Views: 850

adverts that make you scratch your head?

god, eighties McDonalds ads make you scratch your head. Wish i could've been crowned Homecoming Queen at a Maccas:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4P9DA_iNdw
by paul.austin
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Audio of missing TV, or TV with audio missing
Replies: 72
Views: 6622

Re: Missing TV Audio

the things recorded on reel-to-reel and also what was kept depend on the demographics of the people recording.
by paul.austin
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Dad's Army turns 50 years old today
Replies: 11
Views: 1706

Re: Dad's Army turns 50 years old today

I wish DA wasn't so often reduced in the collective pop-culture consciousness to "Don't tell him, Pike!". All the other good moments never get seen in clip shows. I love me some Philip Madoc but come on...