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by stanbutler
Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Colonel's queer complaints
Replies: 14
Views: 2271

Re: The Colonel's queer complaints

It's an enjoyable series, if a little slow-paced. The stories vary from some straight whodunit (or howdunnit) stories such as how a victim was murdered from inside a locked room, to some spookier stories but most investigations have a plain earthly explanation. Karloff makes it good value anyway.
by stanbutler
Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Forsyte Saga (1967)
Replies: 30
Views: 4281

Re: The Forsyte Saga (1967)

I will finish eventually, if only to get my money's worth. And there are some interesting characters and some great actors, but after such a long gap since I got as far as I did I couldn't just finish the last handful of episodes without reminding myself what came before as I've forgotten most of it...
by stanbutler
Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Forsyte Saga (1967)
Replies: 30
Views: 4281

Re: The Forsyte Saga (1967)

I started watching it 3 years ago but never did get around to finishing the last 3 or 4 episodes. Enjoyed it but started to lose interest towards the later era and characters and never did go back to finishing it. In terms of period drama I was hoping for more along the lines of Upstairs Downstairs ...
by stanbutler
Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Boardroom dramas
Replies: 46
Views: 7995

Re: Boardrom dramas

Juswuh wrote:Isn't "Mad Men" a boardroom drama?
It isn't forgotten or from the UK though. :)
by stanbutler
Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Boardroom dramas
Replies: 46
Views: 7995

Re: Boardrom dramas

Although I've not seen it myself, so don't know how far it conforms to what you're looking for, you might want to check (if you don't already know it) the Play for Today 'The Operation' by Roger Smith, about a ruthless asset-stripper, as it sounds a possible candidate. I've got this, there isn't an...
by stanbutler
Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Flipside Of Dominick Hide
Replies: 16
Views: 3167

Re: The Flipside Of Dominick Hide

I really enjoy both plays, although the first is the best. I've rewatched them both a few times. Lovely theme song too.
by stanbutler
Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Exciting news' for 'fans of classic comedy'?
Replies: 18
Views: 3293

Re: 'Exciting news' for 'fans of classic comedy'?

Didn't one of the remasterings take care of an inferior transfer that caused visible artefacts? I thought I read somewhere that one 'upgrade' really did make a difference. I didn't check that personally, so others might know for sure. Very possibly one of the repackages was an actual upgrade, but t...
by stanbutler
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Exciting news' for 'fans of classic comedy'?
Replies: 18
Views: 3293

Re: 'Exciting news' for 'fans of classic comedy'?

Mike S wrote:I deliberately put 'comedy' in the thread title, to stop Who fans having another attack of the vapours.
Well 'classic comedy' could take in the McCoy era, although not the 'exciting news'. :)
by stanbutler
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Exciting news' for 'fans of classic comedy'?
Replies: 18
Views: 3293

Re: 'Exciting news' for 'fans of classic comedy'?

Well 5 months on there's no big announcement so perhaps whatever it was fell through?

Anything short of a Network-BBC deal and my excitement is likely going to be distinctly passive! :D
by stanbutler
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Exciting news' for 'fans of classic comedy'?
Replies: 18
Views: 3293

Re: 'Exciting news' for 'fans of classic comedy'?

Probably the umpteenth new boxset of Fawlty Towers with a brand-new, never-before-seen still picture of a pair shoes believed to have once been worn by an extra in Series 1!

Too cynical?...
by stanbutler
Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Galton & Simpson Comedy
Replies: 4
Views: 1254

Re: The Galton & Simpson Comedy

I have three of these; The Suit, Pity Poor Edie Married To him, and An Extra Bunch of Daffodils. The Suit is the best, in which Leslie Phillips is having an affair with his secretary and his suit his stolen by a burlgar whilst he is in her bed, and he then has to try and get home, with borrowed clot...
by stanbutler
Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Network - 40% of everything for one week sale
Replies: 35
Views: 5886

Re: Network - 40% of everything for one week sale

Ordered Series 2 of Bootsie & Snudge just after midnight when I got paid, a few hours later its a tenner cheaer! One of those weeks...
by stanbutler
Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: The Kids from 47A: The Complete Series 1 [Network]
Replies: 15
Views: 3223

Re: PR: The Kids from 47A: The Complete Series 1 [Network]

Been waiting years to see more of this series. Nice one Network!
by stanbutler
Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Pat Ashton (1931-2013)
Replies: 3
Views: 1107

Pat Ashton (1931-2013)

Pat Ashton, popular brassy cockney gal of many a 70s sitcom, died yesterday aged 1982 (IMDB lists her year of birth as 1942 but if she is, as her son says in the obit, 82 then she'll have been born in 1931). Appeared in On The Buses series and films, The Gaffer, Benny Hill Show, Thick As Thieves and...
by stanbutler
Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 165
Views: 40738

Re: Still With Us

Olivia de Havilland (96) and Joan Fontaine (95) Nova Pilbeam (93) Nova Pilbeam? Goodness, she might have rare and wonderful memories of 30s Hitchcock. Young and Innocent is sheer pleasure - and wonderful model trains! I understand as of sometime in the 90s she no longer gives interviews about her c...
by stanbutler
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 165
Views: 40738

Re: Still With Us

Olivia de Havilland (96) and Joan Fontaine (95)
Nova Pilbeam (93)
by stanbutler
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Armchair Theatre: Volume 4 [Network]
Replies: 14
Views: 2934

Re: PR: Armchair Theatre: Volume 4 [Network]

Excellent! Much prefers these earlier b/w shows the the 70s ones which I found rather dull on the whole. Good to see some more of Terry-Thomas too.
by stanbutler
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Storyboard: The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 6
Views: 1566

Re: PR: Storyboard: The Complete Series [Network]

Funnily enough I'm rewatching The Bill at the moment and wondered what other plays were in the Storyboard strand as well as the pilot for The Bill.
by stanbutler
Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Mrs Thursday - The Complete Series 1 [Network]
Replies: 11
Views: 2578

Re: PR: Mrs Thursday - The Complete Series 1 [Network]

Great, been hoping for this one! Hopefully they'll release the other series even though some ahve burnt in subtitles. Or hopefully they've found clean copies.
by stanbutler
Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TVseries not shows that never saw the light of day
Replies: 47
Views: 8815

Re: TVseries not shows that never saw the light of day

I suppose you could count the Australian Hancock series as it was never completed or shown in intended episodic form.
by stanbutler
Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:54 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TVseries not shows that never saw the light of day
Replies: 47
Views: 8815

Re: TVseries not shows that never saw the light of day

The Upstairs Downstairs spin-off with Mrs Bridges and Mr Hudson retiring to run a seaside B&B which was nixed by Angela Baddeley's untimely death.
by stanbutler
Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: When are they EVER going to release...
Replies: 182
Views: 27928

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

Beryl's Lot is a must. Carmel McSharry, Barbara Mitchell, Robin Askwith etc.
by stanbutler
Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: When are they EVER going to release...
Replies: 182
Views: 27928

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

With the recent passing of Clive Dunn, Bootsie and Snudge s2 onwards. Come on Network......... Seconded! And Thirded for good measure... Some of my long wished-for BBC releases are fially seeing movement, with a Dixon release already out and a Z Cars release mooted. Perhaps with Marriage Lines and ...