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by stearn
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 6152

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Brock wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:41 am
Sale of the Century?
Yes. Looking at Wikipedia it seems the first series was Anglia only. For some reason I thought that was one of the handful of Anglia produced programmes that was networked from the start.
by stearn
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 6152

Re: More popular outside their region of production

In a nutshell, 'It's amazing how many Regional ITV programmes became popular across the whole Network'. Simple, and without the bigotry. And subtly wrong. Just because a programme was made by a regional company (it had to be made by someone and ITV was a collection of regions) doesn't mean it was a...
by stearn
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 6152

Re: More popular outside their region of production

The examples that were originally given weren't made for the region, they just happened to be made by a regional franchise, and were based on books. They would have been purely commercial decisions (although I suspect there was also an eye on awards). I think there is a big distinction between simpl...
by stearn
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 6152

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Even if the viewing figures do bear out his assertions, I'm not sure what his argument actually is when they were made for the network and not for their franchise audience. If it was a regional programme, a sort of "eh, up, where's me whippet" that had a huge following at Channel, but no-one in Gran...
by stearn
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Frances Cuka 1936-2020
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: Frances Cuka 1936-2020

And the Guardian can't even spell her name right in the photo caption!
by stearn
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 6152

Re: More popular outside their region of production

But was anywhere actually like the realm of Jeeves and Wooster? The four prestige Granada productions you mention were all based on books, so their popularity would have already been a known quantity. Produced for network transmission, it would have come down to which of the big five wanted to make ...
by stearn
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: "Whacko"
Replies: 20
Views: 2745

Re: "Whacko"

I notice from Laughterlog, there are a fair few scripts surviving for "Whacko!", Ian mentions one he has of the Radio series, comparing them to the recordings might be interesting. I'd hazard a guess that all (or nearly all) scripts would exist at Caversham in some form, but those would be what had...
by stearn
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: "Whacko"
Replies: 20
Views: 2745

Re: "Whacko"

Funnily enough, I was thinking about the front pages of scripts today and their reliability for tx information. Having seen a fair number (cataloguing the Monkhouse papers alone), quite a percentage would have amendments in pencil, either where the intended cast changed at the last minute, or a tx d...
by stearn
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Two Ronnies sketch
Replies: 26
Views: 3733

Re: Two Ronnies sketch

Basildon has played up to some of the cliche. This appeared some years ago, and has been updated with the 7@ on the end more recently. The Festival Leisure park is also locally known as Bas Vegas.

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by stearn
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Two Ronnies sketch
Replies: 26
Views: 3733

Re: Two Ronnies sketch

Balham. Quite right, written for Third Division (or Some Vulgar Fractions) on the Third Programme in 1949. Incidentally, the Northern Line wasn't call that until 1937, being the City and South London Railway beforehand, but Mornington Crescent Station opened 30 years prior to that. The Camden Palace...
by stearn
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Two Ronnies sketch
Replies: 26
Views: 3733

Re: Two Ronnies sketch

Apart from the Dagenham dialogues (With Dud from Dagenham) I associate Pete and Dud with Neasden. Whether either lived there, or just thought the rhythm of the name funny, I don't know. Marty Feldman used names of areas he was familiar with - the Balls Pond Road, Clissold Park (for the 5 part Clisso...
by stearn
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: New format
Replies: 36
Views: 5006

Re: New format

Yep, and I deleted my reply as it looked a bit odd! It did prompt me to knocking the next thing off my 'to do' list and do a mass mail shot to all members. We've moved back to the original domain name. The old board has been removed and the home page and board home have both had pages to this effect...
by stearn
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: New format
Replies: 36
Views: 5006

Re: New format

This looks to be a wider cookie handling issue. When the cookies can't be saved properly a SID is created. I have had issues with my login being remembered between browser sessions and wasn't sure if it was my browser settings or the board. At least I have something more tangible to look into now.
by stearn
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: We've moved - although you might not know it.
Replies: 0
Views: 918

We've moved - although you might not know it.

Yes, the final stage of all the work that has been driving me insane is finally over - the forum has been migrated to the original domain to tidy things up. All the surrounding data has been archived and Mr Wolf can decide what he plans to do with it. Now that it is updated and where it will be stay...
by stearn
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: A question for the TV experts
Replies: 3
Views: 830

Re: A question for the TV experts

I'd says the context was everything. Made by ITV, is too general for anything pre ITV plc., and even after that, it is most likely to have been made for ITV by an independent. Transmitted on ITV is slightly different as that can go back to the earliest days where programmes were shown on the Network...
by stearn
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Last-minute replacements
Replies: 46
Views: 6243

Re: Last-minute replacements

I was suggesting that the ITV franchise holders were responsible for playout of all IBA controlled channels in their area, although LWT could easily be the London playout to the network feed (assuming I understand how it worked) and the ITV franchise holders then had duty offices to monitor the play...
by stearn
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Last-minute replacements
Replies: 46
Views: 6243

Re: Last-minute replacements

Sorry, forgot it went out on C4. Did C4 have it's own duty office back then or did the ITV franchises deal with it all, including playout, for their broadcast areas to save costs? The 1985 edition of TVTimes I have to hand only gives addresses for complaints, but lists the separate companies as well...
by stearn
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Last-minute replacements
Replies: 46
Views: 6243

Re: Last-minute replacements

Brock wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:52 pm
What was LWT's involvement with the programme? (It was made by Open Media, an independent production company.)
I'd guess it was standard duty arrangements for any broadcaster to take calls from the local area rather than anything specific about the programme.
by stearn
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: New format
Replies: 36
Views: 5006

Re: New format

Odd. I've deleted it. It comes up with a 'reason for deleting this post' screen before you can confirm deletion. This is obviously a new feature in the software, and may be adjustable.
by stearn
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Last-minute replacements
Replies: 46
Views: 6243

Re: Last-minute replacements

7.30pm Friday August 1986.

Also on UTV, Central, Granada and South, although London are listed as showing the earlier On The Buses.

Border were showing Carry On Behind.
by stearn
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: New format
Replies: 36
Views: 5006

Re: New format

From a quick skim through the phpbb forum, it would appear that there is an extension that needs to be installed to handle tables. That does seem odd if table= is an option when posting. There is more to be done before I start installing extensions though.
by stearn
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: New format
Replies: 36
Views: 5006

Re: New format

The blue colour and phpbb logo is the default theme (prosilver) for the software. Updating, certainly to the level we've had to carry out recently, requires defaults settings otherwise things can go horribly wrong. Normal service will be resumed, eventually.
by stearn
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: New format
Replies: 36
Views: 5006

Re: New format

Thanks Simon. No, I hadn't spotted that. I will look into it, as it may be a glitch or something is no-longer supported.
by stearn
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: The old Mausoleum Club. Is it no more?
Replies: 12
Views: 2189

Re: The old Mausoleum Club. Is it no more?

All the old forum data is saved and I do hope that it can be resurrected at some point, but I know diddly squat about databases or the workings of PHP or MySQL. I have order a couple of books as I enjoy a challenge, but it may take some time.
by stearn
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: New format
Replies: 36
Views: 5006

Re: New format

I took it to mean it was a hot topic - so over a set number of posts in a set time, but that was just an assumption, I have no real idea.
by stearn
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: New format
Replies: 36
Views: 5006

Re: New format

Wildly off-topic, but as there are enough LU enthusiasts here, I just thought I would post a photo of our Sons latest birthday cake - baked by my wife, iced by me. The sponge inside was supposed to be red and blue layers, but the blue food colouring was dismal, so it was red and yellow(ish). http://...
by stearn
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Name the show - producer Jo(sephine) Douglas
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Re: Name the show - producer Jo(sephine) Douglas

That'll be why I couldn't find anything in 1967 when I searched and ran out of time before the family turned up for a gathering. Just taking a 5 min (sanity) breather.
by stearn
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: Private Messages
Replies: 11
Views: 1642

Re: Private Messages

The PM you sent me was received and read by me, so I'm guessing that something is working. I know I didn't receive an email notification that there was a PM, but it was clearly evident next to my username in the top right when logged in. I have assumed this is a change in the version of the board (a...
by stearn
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: New format
Replies: 36
Views: 5006

Re: New format

This is the latest forum software so it is what it is. There was a huge leap between the version we were running and this, so any incremental updates that would have introduced changes slowly, one by one, have all been done in one fell swoop. I'll be honest, I've spent most of my week trying to get ...
by stearn
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: New format
Replies: 36
Views: 5006

Re: New format

One member has written a book on the subject: London Underground at War, and a very good read it is to. Amazon tells me I bought it in 2014, so I really should dig it out and read again.