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by drmih
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: No Film 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 715

Re: No Film 2019

I think they tried to get Mark Kermode at one stage but he wasn't interested - that might have given it a lift and brought along the 5 Live audience.
by drmih
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Morecambe And Wise: The Lost Tapes"
Replies: 9
Views: 748

Re: "Morecambe And Wise: The Lost Tapes"

I think it's all been cut up and scanned - the issue of taking this experimental approach was that it had to be done before it was totally lost to decay. The process is to put all of the bits in chronological order and then try and make them watchable - apparently the clean up will be much harder th...
by drmih
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Morecambe And Wise: The Lost Tapes"
Replies: 9
Views: 748

Re: "Morecambe And Wise: The Lost Tapes"

Episode 2 came from Jos like the DW episodes if I remember correctly.
by drmih
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Morecambe And Wise: The Lost Tapes"
Replies: 9
Views: 748

Re: "Morecambe And Wise: The Lost Tapes"

Back in the day when they were trying to recover Episode 2 (there's a wonderful BBC blog about the progress so far), i seem to remember Philip Morris suggesting that he may have another copy. I assume that he'd found these but hadn't confirmed the numbers.
by drmih
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

I thought it was perfectly fine Sunday evening drama but instantly forgettable, perhaps with the exception of Rosa. It did manage to be the water-cooler programme for the first epsiode or so, but I wasn't expecting anything more, and to be honest it wasn't really for most of the classic run, and onl...
by drmih
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Quest (1976)
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: The Quest (1976)

Thanks Steve, I don't know why I got it into my head that you needed special access for this site.
by drmih
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Quest (1976)
Replies: 4
Views: 506

The Quest (1976)

I wonder if someone with access to historic programme guides could tell me if this US Western, which apparently wasn't very popular and cancelled during its first series, had a network release in the UK. My wife remembers it fondly, but it rings no bells with me. I just wondered if it was only shown...
by drmih
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Dad's Army Remakes
Replies: 46
Views: 3369

Re: Dad's Army Remakes

I don't get UKGold so haven't seen the series so can anyone tell me if the Radio Times photographer Don Smith appeared in it? I know he went along to be interviewed but documentary makers like known faces on screen. He got quite a bit of screen time and was telling a story of taking his son to the ...
by drmih
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Dad's Army Remakes
Replies: 46
Views: 3369

Re: Dad's Army Remakes

Hopefully not too far off topic but I've just watched the 4 part UKGold documentary 'Saluting Dad's Army' and I wondered whether there was a reason Ian Lavender was nowhere to be seen - the only main cast member was Frank Williams, along with a few crew; people who stared in an odd episode; and sons...
by drmih
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

Season 12 has just been confirmed via Starburst for Autumn 2019 - production apparently starts next week.
by drmih
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

Do you really think that they're that bothered about positioning? In this time of catchup tv the instant viewing figures aren't that important. Although I don't think it's been explicitly said, I think that the scheduling was at the production teams request - certainly that was what I understood abo...
by drmih
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

This years special is on New Years Day rather than Xmas day, and it looks like another gap year coming up. Although I'll miss the Christmas Day episode I understand that there's only so many happy and twee Xmas related stories you can do, and the move to New Year Day means that they can do an exten...
by drmih
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

Today's episode regarding the partition was very moving - not quite hitting the highs of Rosa but I'm really enjoying this form of storytelling. I wish they'd be brave enough to drop the sci-fi, from the perspective of the aliens, altogether. A season of historicals would suit me down to the ground.
by drmih
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

'By most people'? I sincerely dispute that. In any case, you also left out that the Cambridge dictionary said that it's "considered offensive by most people" IN THE US. Whereas, "African"(to denote Black people) is offensive to certain other people. Namely, African people(such as North Africans), K...
by drmih
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

brigham wrote:I doubt that 'African-American' would be used to describe Negroes other than those in the USA.
In the UK we'd use 'Afro-Caribbean' - but that's just a nuance.
by drmih
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

The word 'negro' is a neutral word pretty much everywhere. (in fact, is it taken as an offensive term anywhere as a whole?) Says who? Avoiding urban dictionaries and general google searches, here's what the Oxford and Cambridge dictionaries say: Oxford "NOUN dated, offensive A member of a dark-skin...
by drmih
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

Apparently it's U for Upper class and non-U for aspiring middle class - is that really what you meant as it doesn't seem relevant; well not to a working class bloke at least. I've certainly not come across the removal of 'ladies and gentleman' from everyday English, or have even heard that it might ...
by drmih
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

'PC' is just another type of 'U'. A more sinister type, possibly. Who benefits from trying to make everyday English 'offensive'? You've lost me - what is 'U'? Is there such a thing as 'everyday English' - isn't it continually changing? The 'coolest' words a year or two ago can now be considered 'un...
by drmih
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 654
Views: 49803

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Nobody is quite sure of what it realtes to. There is a 10 minute animation of Eps 1 at Misssing Believed Wiped - whether this is a taster and all of the remaining episodes have been done, or the US release relates to the reconstruction type thing isn't clear yet.
by drmih
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

The problem arises because all of the arguments are lumped together to somehow make one point. Some words have traditional meanings which have then been used in slang for something else; whereas other have always had the same connotation but they are now considered inapporpriate by the people they r...
by drmih
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

It was just obvious trolling. As the term is still most widely used in its original form to mean a ghost or ghoul, which then became something covert or ghostly as related to security services in the UK, I'm not sure if there have ever been any objections - the programme was called 'MI-5' in the USA...
by drmih
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

I thought that the last couple were instantly forgettable. I can't see myself ever revisiting them. I'm hoping that next weeks, about the partition, has the same quality, seriousness and gravitas of Rosa.
by drmih
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Inside no 9 live.
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: Inside no 9 live.

I was wondering how many people did the same? we live in this era of bite size chunks of entertainment.I thought it was a bit suss' when the chosen replacement episode turned out to be "A quiet night in" which was mostly silent anyway, Only hope these two don't burn themselves out too soon, remarka...
by drmih
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Inside no 9 live.
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: Inside no 9 live.

Like an idiot I turned off when they started to show Eps1 - my wife thought it was all a twist but I knew better and said we'd watch it when it was re-shown:)
by drmih
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

and maybe you just don’t get it that many of “us” aren’t interested in self flagellation. Being decent and thinking of others isn't synonymous with 'self flagellation' - I'm not hung up on the fact that I had 60s attitudes in the 60s, 70s in the 70s etc but I do hope that I'm big enough to live in ...
by drmih
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

All things are offensive to the professionally offended. ...which sums up the whole issue. You just don't get it, do you? It's now no longer acceptable for us (I'm assuming white men of a certain age) to decide what is and isn't suitable language to refer to other people (not us); it's not for us t...
by drmih
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

The knee jerked today - the Mail on Sunday had a full page on how Doctor Who is the most PC series on television. To be more specific, they did an article about how a certain section of DW fans consider it to be so, along with the usual 'not my Doctor' nonsense - not quite what you're suggesting or...
by drmih
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

All is revealed! Is 'Negro' an 'offensive' word now? I don't know what I can say, and what I can't anymore, since I cancelled my subscription to the PC Monthly Digest! I would think so. It's just the historic Spanish / Portuguese version of black, derived from the Latin niger. Therefore whether it'...
by drmih
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

Implying what words are is just polite. We all know what people \ media etc are talking about when they say 'the F or C word', I agree on those but I, for one, am not sure what the "Almost N-word" and "P-word" are. Such circumlocutions are a barrier to clear communication. Negro and Paki - hope tha...
by drmih
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2147
Views: 107524

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

Implying what words are is just polite. We all know what people \ media etc are talking about when they say 'the F or C word', but there's nothing wrong with not writing them out in full, even if only a handful of people would find it objectionable. Many forums use software which prevents them being...