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by brigham
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 44
Views: 6691

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

Mark wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:31 am
Moody, not married and lives on a boat..?...Mmmm, not sure!

Very good Actor, but, big shoes to fill.
I imagine he'll turn out to be...so.
by brigham
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Time Tunnel vs. Dr.Who
Replies: 17
Views: 2785

Re: The Time Tunnel vs. Dr.Who

I started watching the Time Tunnel on DVD a few years ago and got about half way through before giving up. It just seemed odd everyone in the French Revolution, Ancient Greece etc all spoke English. Nothing to say about Dr Who. That must surely limit your appreciation of motion-picture entertainmen...
by brigham
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Ronan O'Rahilly
Replies: 5
Views: 1225

Ronan O'Rahilly

Sad to hear of the passing of Ronan O'Rahilly.

A great character. RIP.
by brigham
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Timeslip telerecordings-(Audio question)
Replies: 26
Views: 4283

Re: Timeslip telerecordings-(Audio question)

Wikipedia not right?

Never in this world!
by brigham
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 6699

Re: BBC sports archive

Mark wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:58 am


...Would like to know what TV presentation and links survive though.
There are Station IDs and in-vision presenters (inc. 'talking heads') on YouTube, but I haven't managed to find any relating to the Olympics.

Search: 'Fernsehsender Paul Nipkow'.
by brigham
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 6699

Re: BBC sports archive

...Not sure what the situation is with Olympics, I expect plenty of footage exists but probably not all presentation, although I'm sure I have seen some of Mexico 68. The Berlin Olympics (Spiele der XI. Olympiade) of 1936 was the first to be televised, and I suspect that large quantities of materia...
by brigham
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Timeslip telerecordings-(Audio question)
Replies: 26
Views: 4283

Re: Timeslip telerecordings-(Audio question)

The Carlton DVD set was my first exposure to Timeslip in colour.
Up to then, It hadn't even occurred to me that it was originally transmitted so, despite having watched every episode 'when it was first on'.
by brigham
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC sports archive
Replies: 39
Views: 6699

Re: BBC sports archive

I'm not sure that the BBC undertook to compile an archive of snooker tournaments in the first place. My understanding was that they televised those matches as part of their primary activity, which is broadcasting. How someone can be taken to task for NOT doing something which was never agreed on any...
by brigham
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Original Jackanory props
Replies: 13
Views: 2178

Re: Original Jackanory props

Those coins say 'mythical mediæval monarch' to me, rather than 'serious grown-ups money programme'.

I like the half-crown, with a literal 'half-a-crown' on it. Reminds me of the Lundy 'half-puffin'.
by brigham
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: New ITV Sit-Com shock!
Replies: 6
Views: 1536

Re: New ITV Sit-Com shock!

Put me down for a DVD too!
I've not seen any new TV comedy for years.
by brigham
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The nodding correspondents
Replies: 6
Views: 1501

Re: The nodding correspondents

Someone making a satirical comedy could speed-up the 'nodding'...
by brigham
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Things I can't find on the internet
Replies: 7
Views: 1716

Re: Things I can't find on the internet

"... I asked my dad (born 1933 in Middlesex and a musician) if he knew it. He said, " No but it sounds like the kind of thing I expect from the Brits"..."

Your father didn't consider Middlesex to be in Britain in 1933?
by brigham
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 237
Views: 33854

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

fatcat wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:09 pm
The Time Tunnel (1966) on Horror Weds night 8pm from 18 March

Yeees!
Splendid stuff.
Thought-provoking,too. "We seem to be on a ship..."
Out of the countless number of ships which have sailed the Oceans of the World, I wonder which one it could be..?
by brigham
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 81190

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

That's because the winners write the history!
by brigham
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?
Replies: 27
Views: 4549

Re: Best quote or moment from "The Goodies"?

Was it Rolf?
For some reason, I keep thinking that it was Alan Whicker who had reached epidemic proportions.
by brigham
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 81190

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Mister Fibuli and the Pirate Captain are complicit in a serious of genocides and planetary destruction's that would make the Daleks gasp. Would the Captain really have an "out" with the universe's justice authorities by saying "It's not really my fault! The Queen controlled part of my body like it ...
by brigham
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 6307

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. Sorry, what bigotry? I don't believe I've said anything bigoted in this thread, nor has anyone else's contribution struck me as bigoted. Sorry if I've inadvertent...
by brigham
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Found, thanks to the internet
Replies: 2
Views: 846

Re: Found, thanks to the internet

I could have answered that for you:
Yes, it is!
by brigham
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 6307

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.
by brigham
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 6307

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Oh, believe me, this fellow can!
by brigham
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 6307

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Oh Christ!
Here we go again...
by brigham
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 200830

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

It may have outlived the original concept.
Perhaps it's time for a revamp; 'Doctor Who, Task Force', or 'The Doctors from Shiloh' (or Gallifrey).
by brigham
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Britbox - UK version
Replies: 35
Views: 6076

Re: Britbox - UK version

Apparently the first original material on Britbox is going to be a new series of Spitting Image. Strange choice considering it stopped being funny after the first two series. It's possibly aimed at a new generation. The idea is to bring a new audience to 'old' TV, not cater exclusively for the ones...
by brigham
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2157
Views: 200830

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

"...I would also guess Graham might be living with that female character they came back with, when we see them again, there seemed to be a spark between them."

How reactionary!
Would never have happened in RTD's day!
by brigham
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Programmes that kept going for no real reason
Replies: 22
Views: 4018

Re: Programmes that kept going for no real reason

... Not forgetting 'New Year's Eve with Guy Lombardo'.
by brigham
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: An Enid Blyton thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1317

Re: An Enid Blyton thread

"(the real ones - the ones that are female with wings and wear a dress)"

I think those are the FICTIONAL ones...
by brigham
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Bob Preedy
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Re: Bob Preedy

Sad news.
He was on Radio Tees at one time, based just around the corner from me.
I never met him, altho' I did meet 'Me Mark' Page once.
RIP.
by brigham
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: An Enid Blyton thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1317

Re: An Enid Blyton thread

A bit like Doctor Who, then?
by brigham
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 660
Views: 81190

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

I have to agree about the stories set on contemporary Earth. I'd first travelled on the Tube not long before 'The Web of Fear', and it made an already worrying experience even worse.
Then I visited Gatwick Airport about two weeks before 'The Faceless Ones'...
by brigham
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Bless This House Series 1 (B&W) - on Forces TV
Replies: 19
Views: 3011

Re: Bless This House Series 1 (B&W) - on Forces TV

SgtPepper wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:59 pm
Was it commonplace for the movies to have no continuity with the series?
The two Doctor Who movies had very little continuity with the already-discontinuous TV series.