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by brigham
Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain
Replies: 197
Views: 19320

Re: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain

Essentially, then; you can be as sloppy as you like because most people don't notice. Those that do can always be lumped into one or more demeaning stereotypes.
by brigham
Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain
Replies: 197
Views: 19320

Re: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain

Period transport is the easiest thing to get right, and yet seems to cause the most 'howlers'. It isn't new; there are at least two modern cars in The Man Who Never Was, and an almost endless number in Brighton Rock.
by brigham
Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: If you could commission one TV show...
Replies: 14
Views: 1571

Re: If you could commission one TV show...

I suppose RUR is overdue for another go. This time, I'd do it with the Robots properly portrayed, so you couldn't tell them from normal folk.

It would have to be one uninterrupted play, done 'as live', which probably means BBC again.
by brigham
Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: If you could commission one TV show...
Replies: 14
Views: 1571

Re: If you could commission one TV show...

You could call it 'The George White Scandal'.
by brigham
Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Whistle and I'll Come To You
Replies: 34
Views: 3426

Re: Whistle and I'll Come To You

I didn't rate The Stone Tape very highly at the time. I somehow got the impression that the author had lost the plot half way through. Instead of trying to research the phenomenon for commercial use, the protagonists seemed to have fallen into the old 'exorcise this evil' mode. I was left thinking t...
by brigham
Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain
Replies: 197
Views: 19320

Re: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain

In the book, Charlie finds a dollar in the gutter in the American edition, but a 50p in the UK edition. It's a half-crown piece in my 1968 hardback edition...and a silver sixpence from Grandpa Joe to buy the second bar... That's interesting. Who hath the right to update literature in this cavalier ...
by brigham
Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: Network Distributing acquires rights to 450 films
Replies: 29
Views: 3305

Re: PR: Network Distributing acquires rights to 450 films

I assume any new transfer will be done in HD, but considering the format (DVD/BD) isn't mentioned, I suppose most of these are going to be DVD only for the time being? What a let-down that would be. I can just about understand DVD-only mastering for 'old' television, particularly in the non-mainstr...
by brigham
Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain
Replies: 197
Views: 19320

Re: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain

The 1931 Dracula features a sanitarium which is both in Whitby and near London. That was James Whale having a laugh, though. His 'Invisible Man' has the best comedy English Pub on film. It was T. Dan Smith who mixed up Newcastle, not Spender. I turned off Pilgrim St. into New Bridge St. on Sunday, ...
by brigham
Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: Network Distributing acquires rights to 450 films
Replies: 29
Views: 3305

Re: PR: Network Distributing acquires rights to 450 films

This sounds great. The few Network film titles I've bought have been pretty average, quality-wise, and not to the high standard of the television product. One at least (Second Chorus) was shocking. You simply cannot cut out damaged frames in a swing dance number. I can't wait to replace my awful US-...
by brigham
Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain
Replies: 197
Views: 19320

Re: The Worst US TV and film depictions of Britain

What about the worst British depictions of America? How about Battersea Power Station being in Gotham City in one of the recent Batman films - no wonder Gordon didn't get there in time!! Stanley Kubrick comes to mind here. Nailing a bread-bin onto a gatepost does not turn a suburban street near Pin...
by brigham
Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: Hello again
Replies: 58
Views: 6669

Re: Hello again

Westengland wrote:Re Forum Posting Guidelines:

... the Mausoleum Club isn't a drop-in centre for middle-aged, middle-class men playing at it.

Just a week into the new site, and we're back to the old insulting stereotypes already.

Any particular reason why you missed out 'white'?
by brigham
Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 81189

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

I took it to mean that 'The Underwater Menace 2' would be on the DVD called 'The Underwater Menace '.
by brigham
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Old railway tv programmes on iplayer
Replies: 10
Views: 1553

Re: Old railway tv programmes on iplayer

Also known to Dr. Who types as Annette Robinson?
by brigham
Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: When are they EVER going to release...
Replies: 182
Views: 18438

Re: When are they EVER going to release...

I've sure I've read that there's some obstacle to Rutland Weekend Television being seen again. I think Eric Idle himself has blocked it? The speculation I've seen is that RWT was made when Idle's life wasn't particularly happy (he divorced in 1975), and he doesn't look forward to reminding himself ...
by brigham
Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Eidophor
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Eidophor

A chap on a Technical Forum I visit needs to contact people with experience on operating and maintaining the Eidophor.

Anyone help?
by brigham
Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: British Comics
Topic: The Arch of Time
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Re: The Arch of Time

Two different stories, in different Beezer annuals, I believe. The 'Arch' wasn't an arch in the drawing, it was a Stonehenge-type lintel on two uprights.
by brigham
Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: McGoohan Thread (mentions Armchair Theatre Vol 4)
Replies: 23
Views: 2659

Re: Armchair Theatre volume 4 (warning: contains McGoohan)

Is there to be an Armchair Theatre volume 4?
by brigham
Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network Sale 3rd to 16th of December
Replies: 48
Views: 6092

Re: Network Sale 3rd to 16th of December

I'm avoiding "The Complete LWT Series". I don't hold with this 'jumping over to the other side' business.

Look what happened to Harry Worth!
by brigham
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: My Christmas present DVD's
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

Re: My Christmas present DVD's

TWENTY Woody Allen films!

Nightmare!
by brigham
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network Sale 3rd to 16th of December
Replies: 48
Views: 6092

Re: Network Sale 3rd to 16th of December

Just got my 'Goodies-At Last', and am delighted that it is still as funny-and often funnier- than I remember from the first time round.

Thanks, everyone, for your enthusiasm. I'm off to order the other two before the sale ends.
by brigham
Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: Hello again
Replies: 58
Views: 6669

Re: Hello again

Jezza wrote:I notice that someone who's been banned from the old forum has tried joining the new forum.

A least all the usual suspects have joined again.
A new world. A chance to leave our old resentments behind us.
by brigham
Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 81189

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Alan Hayes wrote:I think the clue to destination of The Underwater Menace is in the question.
HA!

Now THAT sounds very promising.