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by stearn
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: New format
Replies: 36
Views: 5006

Re: New format

This style/theme is the default. While doing any upgrades you have to revert to defaults to avoid complications - there are enough of those even with running default settings. I shouldn't really look for more forums to eat up my time, but LU is another interest of mine and I did the Euston hidden to...
by stearn
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: New format
Replies: 36
Views: 5006

Re: New format

There is a very good reason, the software is being updated as it was on the equivalent of Philips N1500 video tape and close to all the oxide coming off the backing. After much gnashing of teeth I've brought it up to VHS, but there is still stuff to do.
by stearn
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Can anyone identify this memory?
Replies: 11
Views: 2172

Re: Can anyone identify this memory?

Remember, from March 1991, the listings were opened up, so C4 will appear in Radio Times as well as the many newspaper supplements that appeared, so that latter six months might be easier to research.
by stearn
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The News Quiz
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

Re: The News Quiz

For me, it took a little while to get used to Miles Jupp and it certainly took him a series to settle down properly. I was very disappointed when he announced he was leaving, more so than when Sandi Toksvig went, although I thought she was perfect in the chair. I listened to the first edition with N...
by stearn
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Can anyone identify this memory?
Replies: 11
Views: 2172

Re: Can anyone identify this memory?

I looked through the various newspaper listings for The Short and Curlies and didn't find anything that remotely matched the description. That's not to say it wasn't one of them, just not enough information to go on.
by stearn
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Broadcast in UK: Wojeck CBC Series
Replies: 4
Views: 907

Re: Broadcast in UK: Wojeck CBC Series

Just thought I would mention that https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/ is the text extracted from the London edition of the Radio Times (so contains limited regional information) and can be search very easily. Obviously it is subject to the normal limitations of OCR processes, but you will undoubtedly find ...
by stearn
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Inheritance- Granada TV 1967
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Re: Inheritance- Granada TV 1967

TVBrain offers a basic search for nothing, and it would appear this exists completely:

https://www.tvbrain.info/tv-archive?sho ... e=lostshow
by stearn
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 10339

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

The Daily Mirror had this to say about the series the day the last edition was broadcast: Last of Drake? I'll be very surprised If ATV bring back Charlie Drake's "Slapstick and Old Lace" (most areas, 9 pm.). Tonight's show is the last In the present series, and after the expense involved the studios...
by stearn
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 10339

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

There looks to have been two series of Music Hall - the first, with 8 editions, picked up by London Weekend Television in the London area and broadcast 21 Sept - 9 November 1969. A second, shorter, series followed a year later, 2 - 23 Jul 1970, with Thames taking it for the London area.
by stearn
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: BBC Red Button Text Service
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

Re: BBC Red Button Text Service

Isn't this more to do with the advance of technology and 'older' TVs not supporting the new standards? Our smart TV, just over 3 years old, can no longer get C4 and 5 catch-up services, and there are other bits that are blank (that must have had some logo in when we bought it!). I read a week or so ...
by stearn
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Dads Army" (and other TV production changes)
Replies: 31
Views: 4710

Re: "Dads Army" (and other TV production changes)

Hover over the links and the file name gives you the details of the publication and the publication date
by stearn
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Dads Army" (and other TV production changes)
Replies: 31
Views: 4710

Re: "Dads Army" (and other TV production changes)

Whilst not in itself clear that production was in Manchester, this interview/article in the Worthing Gazette with Bill Hartnell does state the show is telecast from Manchester: Worthing Gazette This one, from the Daily Herald, is more specific and supports your theory - the production moved from Man...
by stearn
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 10339

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

Library of Congress have a listing
https://www.loc.gov/item/jots.200159992
by stearn
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 237
Views: 33247

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Obviously known as the Manchester Guardian before 1959, and printed in Manchester, it had started printing in London by the end of 1961. I can't find my copy of the official history, so can't remember when the editorial offices were moved to London, but I am sure it was before 1966. Certainly a main...
by stearn
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 237
Views: 33247

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Oh! Golly!, have we really got to that stage now?
by stearn
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 79736

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

This thread is for the discussion of the Classic Dr Who series and the associated DVDs - the clue is in the thread title. The thread isn't the place to start any character assassinations, and I'm not even sure that The Mausoleum Club as a whole is the right place for anything along those lines anywa...
by stearn
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 10339

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

Goodbye Again came up elsewhere and it would seem that the conclusions here are wrong. The last of the four shows (UK4) to be made in the UK was shown as the first of the Kraft Music Hall. A company in the US has resale rights and some screengrabs of Anne Bancroft and Mel Torme which, was demonstrat...
by stearn
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 10339

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

As for the newspaper billings, it seems it was messed about with considerably in the regions, either not shown or in a different order, so only the ATV region seems to have had it in the listed order on various guides, so that does make it more likely the two US ones were comps of all three shows. ...
by stearn
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 10339

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

A quick look through the Dutch newspaper archives doesn't come up with anything other than Cook and Moore films. I don't read Dutch, so that doesn't help.
by stearn
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour
Replies: 79
Views: 10339

Re: Goodbye Again (Pete & Dud) in colour

There doesn't appear to have been a repeat, although with the Ingrid Bergman film, and it being a common phrase, it is difficult to search and say for sure. The second of the three original run (24/8) wasn't actually billed in the London Region TVTimes, which had the following: 18.45 Frost on Saturd...
by stearn
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Cousin Oliver syndrome"
Replies: 20
Views: 2397

Re: "Cousin Oliver syndrome"

Sorry for sending this off on a wrong tangent. I had no idea what Cousin Oliver syndrome was, but assumed from the first post with, new face, body and voice, it was a change of actor.
by stearn
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Cousin Oliver syndrome"
Replies: 20
Views: 2397

Re: "Cousin Oliver syndrome"

Australia seem less bothered about cast changes. The first I remember was a character, I think, called Lucy in Neighbours suddenly changing. There was a cast change in Home and Away where the Mother changed, initially for a few editions where there was an announcement '..will be played by... in this...
by stearn
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Ray's a Laugh - new to 4 Extra
Replies: 74
Views: 7800

Re: Ray's a Laugh - new to 4 Extra

Personally I would have preferred not to have the duplication as it would have meant there would be another show extant. Depends if they were 12" or 10" discs. The 10" discs were paired up so you could get continuous play for a show i.e TS62/3 A paired with TS62/3 B. The final three shows would be o...
by stearn
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Ray's a Laugh - new to 4 Extra
Replies: 74
Views: 7800

Re: Ray's a Laugh - new to 4 Extra

Those are my titles for the shows having listened to them. On the catalogue pages there are no titles or descriptions. I'll be going through all the shows I have and will update the post above. I only started with those as 9/5 was mentioned so I listened to the 5th TS edition first and then worked m...
by stearn
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Ray's a Laugh - new to 4 Extra
Replies: 74
Views: 7800

Re: Ray's a Laugh - new to 4 Extra

TS62 Jackson. There is a new arrival at the office. TS63 The Overdraft. £500 can go a long way. TS64 Wheezy's Cigarettes. Collecting coupons could be Ted's route to a new set of clubs. TS65 Hercules The Second. Ted enters a bodybuilding competition. TS66 New Dress Code. Ted is reluctant to adopt the...
by stearn
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Ray's a Laugh - new to 4 Extra
Replies: 74
Views: 7800

Re: Ray's a Laugh - new to 4 Extra

AFAIK there were at least two different edits issued: Commonwealth and US. Obviously the Commonwealth was more aligned with the UK so it was presumed they would understand references and gags that the Yanks wouldn't. In practice I doubt that would have made a huge difference overall. Australia and C...
by stearn
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Ray's a Laugh - new to 4 Extra
Replies: 74
Views: 7800

Re: Ray's a Laugh - new to 4 Extra

I've had many a long chat with Ted, and I remember being told that during one of our earliest meetings. It was Ted that told me there was a year zero in around 1954/5 where the catalogue was started anew. It is possible there are versions of the old catalogue long forgotten on some shelf in a broadc...