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by brigham
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 8536

Re: Is it all over....?

Ian K McL wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:10 am
Strangely Network DVD highlighted Jokers' Wild only the other day for some unknown reason.
Perhaps more are to come after all?
by brigham
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Burke Special"
Replies: 24
Views: 2529

Re: "The Burke Special"

Einstein's Relativity may well be a description of events observed from a false position, in the same way as the apparent retrograde motion of planets when viewed from Earth.
by brigham
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 8536

Re: Is it all over....?

Very much a 'niche within a niche'. Even if you consider 'old TV' to be mainstream, rather than a niche in its own right, 'sixties/'seventies stand-up comedians are a niche market. A game show based on them has GOT to be of limited appeal. I was hoping for the complete set; there again, I'm still wa...
by brigham
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 8536

Re: Is it all over....?

I would imagine that the reason why we haven't seen a third volume of Jokers Wild would be because sales of the first two were insufficient to make continuing the range commercially viable in a dwindling market. Rather than Network cravenly kowtowing to the edicts of "those people" who "don't HAVE ...
by brigham
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 8536

Re: Is it all over....?

Why must we humour these people who 'have a problem'.
It's their problem. They don't HAVE to buy it.
by brigham
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC trail that was pulled
Replies: 18
Views: 2239

Re: BBC trail that was pulled

My first thought was 'if only they would put that much effort into the actual dramas...'
Then I remembered that they did.
by brigham
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ten recent ITV Archive drama recoveries
Replies: 24
Views: 4416

Re: Ten recent ITV Archive drama recoveries

Two missing 1974 ATV plays have turned up (on the original 2" tape!) and are now available to view at the BFI Mediatheque. They are They Disappear When You Lie Down (11 June 1974 w. Tony Perrin d. Graham Evans - sisterly rivalries at a table tennis tournament) and The Person Responsible (17 Septemb...
by brigham
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC trail that was pulled
Replies: 18
Views: 2239

Re: BBC trail that was pulled

WOW!
The BBC really WERE on form then!
by brigham
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 197783

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

"...t's an old trick, string viewers along by suggesting a well know character might not be what we thought they were, only to discover it was a mistake, stokes up interest, when ratings are flagging...."
Are you sure the current writers are capable of this much 'joined-up' thinking?
by brigham
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 8536

Re: Is it all over....?

a TV fan refusing to "accept" that the 1990s were thirty years ago, doesn't say anything good about that person.. There's arrogance for you. I can't imagine that anyone 'doesn't accept' that 1990 was thirty years ago. Whether or not that affects a person's TV appreciation would surely be that perso...
by brigham
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 197783

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

Time Lords are the gender of the actor who plays them.
It'll soon be 'offensive' for an actor to play a character of a different gender.
by brigham
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 197783

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

Doctor Who was first played by the actor William Hartnell.
There's a thin line between reality and fiction, and some television enthusiasts are a long way over it!
by brigham
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC trail that was pulled
Replies: 18
Views: 2239

Re: BBC trail that was pulled

I remember the hideous head one; it produced the same uneasiness I got from Doctor Who's 'The Faceless Ones'.
The BBC was on form then. They made you sit up.
by brigham
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 8536

Re: Is it all over....?

Mark wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:14 am
One of the extras on the upcoming "Power Of The Daleks" new special edition DVD, is the surviving episode of "Robin Hood" with Patrick Troughton from 1953.
All eight minutes of it?
by brigham
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 197783

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

It's always good thing for Aliens (I'm talking about non-Earth types here) to speak 'straight' English.
A broad-Yorkshire speaking being from another planet does nothing for your ability to suspend disbelief.
by brigham
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Spender and the Paradise Club
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: Spender and the Paradise Club

Spender was great, if quirky.
Too quirky for Southern England, perhaps?
by brigham
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 8536

Re: Is it all over....?

It can't have been all bad; Mary W. complained about it.

Cancelled because Alasdair 'Pooh Bear' Milne didn't like it, seemingly.
by brigham
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 8536

Re: Is it all over....?

Perhaps it's 'hideously white'?
by brigham
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Is it all over....?
Replies: 86
Views: 8536

Re: Is it all over....?

Is there more than one 'It's a Square World' left?
I've only seen it offered as a bootleg, and even then it's the same episode every time.
by brigham
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 197783

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

The first 'That's not Doctor Who' moment came for me when that little Irish bloke with the long hat and tin whistle turned up.
I'm sure I'd seen him at Chipperfield's the week before!
by brigham
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 197783

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

But it's not supposed to be a complete personality change. ... All in keeping with that great idea way back in 1966 that enabled us to get from The Tenth Planet to The Power of the Daleks. An idea that's kept the series fresh and facilitated its impressive longevity... The 'regeneration' idea, you ...
by brigham
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 197783

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

Someone on another Forum I'm on made another excellent point about the stupidity of recasting women as the Master, Doctor etc. Is it "transphobic"? No, in fact the way it's been done could be said to be bigoted. Essentially, someone knows their own gender identity. Most of us are born in the 'corre...
by brigham
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Was there racism in Hancock's Half Hour?
Replies: 17
Views: 2269

Re: Was there racism in Hancock's Half Hour?

I'm pleased to say that I am NEVER 'in two minds about re-writing history'.

It's no different from cheating at Patience- you are only fooling yourself.
by brigham
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Was there racism in Hancock's Half Hour?
Replies: 17
Views: 2269

Re: Was there racism in Hancock's Half Hour?

It's quite remarkable that someone could NOT be interested in racism.

It couldn't happen today. It has to be promoted at every possible opportunity.
by brigham
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 160
Views: 26857

Re: Still With Us

paul.austin wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:23 am
Sadly Prunella is not able to enjoy her old age. Every comedy writer who uses dementia as a cheap punchline should be forced to talk to dementia patient's carers.
Do us all a favour, will you.
Save it for Facebook
by brigham
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Was there racism in Hancock's Half Hour?
Replies: 17
Views: 2269

Re: Was there racism in Hancock's Half Hour?

I hadn't heard of anybody being a 'homo' since schooldays, then a few years back, I kept mishearing a radio ad., telling me 'You don't have to be a homo to have had PPI ...'.

It still occurs in the phrase 'Hollywood Homo', at least on the 'net.

Is Hancock's Half Hour 'hideously white'?
by brigham
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Sandbaggers"
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Re: "The Sandbaggers"

Loved this series.

Must get a 'podcaster', or whatever it is you play these things on.
by brigham
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: He never said that...
Replies: 82
Views: 8012

Re: He never said that...

From what I remember, George Mitchell, or more likely the BBC, had some control over the title. Non-franchise versions had names like 'The Kentucky Minstrel Show', which is the one I remember from the Winter Gardens, Morecambe. I can't find any evidence for Band Waggon appearing on Television prior ...
by brigham
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)
Replies: 75
Views: 7940

Re: Psst.... (Fawlty Towers edited)

If Joe Orton was still alive he’d be Sir John Orton and would have been officially pardoned for defacing the library books. ...and been declared 'Immune from Investigation', like Cliff... Did Kenneth Halliwell do us a public service? (Cliff should be rotting in a cell, i agree) Judge, Jury and Chie...