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by Spiny Norman
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Hardwicke House
Replies: 4
Views: 1337

Re: Hardwicke House

Now all we need is all the Heil Honey episodes. (Which a member here already has, anyway.)
by Spiny Norman
Wed May 29, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shows that changed stations
Replies: 25
Views: 3850

Re: Shows that changed stations

Mark wrote:
Spiny Norman wrote:
Mark wrote:That would be your favourites...Morecambe And Wise!

BBC to ITV, back to BBC and then back to ITV.
Ah, now you see how unreliable they are?! ;)
Mmm...not when it comes to laughs though!
True: They always get the same amount from me.
If zero is an amount.
by Spiny Norman
Mon May 27, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shows that changed stations
Replies: 25
Views: 3850

Re: Shows that changed stations

Mark wrote:
Spiny Norman wrote:Who changed sides the most? Pete & Dud went back & forth, though under another name in between. Anyone else top that?
That would be your favourites...Morecambe And Wise!

BBC to ITV, back to BBC and then back to ITV.
Ah, now you see how unreliable they are?! ;)
by Spiny Norman
Thu May 23, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shows that changed stations
Replies: 25
Views: 3850

Re: Shows that changed stations

Who changed sides the most? Pete & Dud went back & forth, though under another name in between. Anyone else top that?
by Spiny Norman
Wed May 22, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shows that changed stations
Replies: 25
Views: 3850

Re: Shows that changed stations

Do Not Adjust Your Set, Red Dwarf, Yes Prime Minister. "Do not adjust your set" changed sides? I didn't know that. Presumably, I never even noticed. Oh yes, series 1 was AR, series 2 was Thames. The sole surviving S2 episode doesn't look very different, as we will all soon be able to check for ours...
by Spiny Norman
Tue May 21, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shows that changed stations
Replies: 25
Views: 3850

Re: Shows that changed stations

Do Not Adjust Your Set, Red Dwarf, Yes Prime Minister.
by Spiny Norman
Thu May 16, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: actors as a source for lost scripts - does this work?
Replies: 23
Views: 3116

Re: actors as a source for lost scripts - does this work?

Oh yes, I'm sure the BL would have the stage play version, but I meant the TV script, they do sometimes have scripts donated as part of a writers collection. Not a bad idea! I sometimes use worldcat, but that doesn't seem to reach all of their special collections. Ordering photos doesn't seem exces...
by Spiny Norman
Wed May 15, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: actors as a source for lost scripts - does this work?
Replies: 23
Views: 3116

Re: actors as a source for lost scripts - does this work?

No not at all, all interesting to me! ( and others I'm sure). Good cast in it, I see, George Woodbridge, Sydney Tafler and the usual two performances. Had a quick look at the British Library site, as they do have scripts as well, but couldn't see anything. Yeah, but no library near me has it, and t...
by Spiny Norman
Wed May 15, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: actors as a source for lost scripts - does this work?
Replies: 23
Views: 3116

Re: actors as a source for lost scripts - does this work?

Some Actors most certainly don't mind, thankfully, like William Franklyn recording " The Masterspy". Out of interest, what was the MM play? Also with regards to "Sierra Nine", I don't know if there are any Telesnaps existing or not, but it's a possibility. But with telesnaps, too, you'd need a scri...
by Spiny Norman
Wed May 15, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: actors as a source for lost scripts - does this work?
Replies: 23
Views: 3116

Re: actors as a source for lost scripts - does this work?

Then again, you got the script anyway.
I may give MM a shot, just out of sheer stubbornness.
Have to get lucky eventually.
by Spiny Norman
Wed May 15, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: actors as a source for lost scripts - does this work?
Replies: 23
Views: 3116

Re: actors as a source for lost scripts - does this work?

In my experience very few actors have bothered to keep any scripts* - it hasn’t even been a given that the actual writers have retained all of their work, let alone earlier drafts and working material. * in the same way talent extremely rarely kept a visual record, (even when video recorders came i...
by Spiny Norman
Tue May 14, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: And again, even more 1948 show episodes return!
Replies: 43
Views: 7022

Re: And again, even more 1948 show episodes return!

Looks like you were right, Spiny, the BFI releases in September will include two recently discovered editions of "DNAYS" The Boxing Day show and the Summer special, (As announced by KAL) great news. 14 editions on the "DNAYS" set, really looking forward to these. Yeah, turns out it was both. Plus 3...
by Spiny Norman
Fri May 10, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: actors as a source for lost scripts - does this work?
Replies: 23
Views: 3116

Re: actors as a source for lost scripts - does this work?

I take it the scripts for "Sierra Nine" don't exist then? George Rubicek is still with us as well. Why Michael Medwin? Not at the BFI, anyway. Although, who knows if they're not still in some other "ITN-source-like" archive. Medwin is unrelated, just for a BBC production that no longer exists in an...
by Spiny Norman
Thu May 09, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: actors as a source for lost scripts - does this work?
Replies: 23
Views: 3116

Re: actors as a source for lost scripts - does this work?

Well, should anyone be able to help reach for example David Sumner or Michael Medwin, two long retired but living actors, then I wouldn't say no. :)
by Spiny Norman
Thu May 09, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: actors as a source for lost scripts - does this work?
Replies: 23
Views: 3116

actors as a source for lost scripts - does this work?

Occasionally there's a lost program that you can't even find scripts for at the BBC/BFI. But sometimes the lead role is still around - long since retired, but still alive. (Writers seem to pass away unnoticed, though.) What are the experiences here with asking cast members for scripts of over 50 yea...
by Spiny Norman
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Unseen Recurring Characters
Replies: 46
Views: 7408

Re: Unseen Recurring Characters

I thought someone had already mentioned Mrs. Axelby, Mrs. Slocombe's friend from AYBS?, but apparently not.
by Spiny Norman
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Novelty Records
Replies: 15
Views: 2700

Re: Novelty Records

There was Patrick Macnee and Honor Blackman with Kinky Boots. Nice one, that was a great one too, a lot of fun. A more serious one was Edward Woodward's rendition of the "Callan" theme, "This Man Alone". Spiny's mention of 'Whispering Grass', has reminded me of the "IAHHM" theme release, 'Meet The ...
by Spiny Norman
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Novelty Records
Replies: 15
Views: 2700

Re: Novelty Records

How about Whispering Grass for Half Hot Mum?
by Spiny Norman
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries
Replies: 88
Views: 13470

Re: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries

Just noticed that schedules site is linked to the Fernsehserien site mentioned earlier, one of the other links for Cult TV doesn't seem to work though. It does look like "Freewheelers" was declined by Germany, no sign of it! Nor by any other name - told you so! :) I'm sure they did show "FT", "The ...
by Spiny Norman
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries
Replies: 88
Views: 13470

Re: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries

Interestingly, ZDF screened the NAZI episode of "Star Trek" "Patterns Of Force" for the first time in 2011. They had always skipped it all that time? But they must have had "der Indiana Jones", to name but one. ( Tempel des Tode s and Königreich des Kristallschädels are safe, but plenty of nazi uni...
by Spiny Norman
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries
Replies: 88
Views: 13470

Re: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries

At any rate there seems to be no trace of actual broadcasts in West-Germany. Must be one of those things talked were about, even planned for, but that never happened. Looks like they made the change for nothing! (Unless the Germans actually bought the series, but never scheduled a run. I suppose soo...
by Spiny Norman
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries
Replies: 88
Views: 13470

Re: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries

I have sometimes found references too for a potential sale to Germany (of a completely different show) that did not appear to have ever been used (or finalized).
by Spiny Norman
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries
Replies: 88
Views: 13470

Re: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries

It's also a mistake to assume that nothing ever got shown in the Eastern Bloc. This site for example shows the imports in the DDR: http://www.fernsehenderddr.de/index.php?script=auslaendische-tv-serien&id1=A&id2=1 Quite a long list and although there is a lot from the rest of the Warsaw pact, it's g...
by Spiny Norman
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries
Replies: 88
Views: 13470

Re: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries

I should point out that apart from "CITV" that I mentioned earlier for Freewheelers, they almost never cover anything British other than BBC 1 and 2. These schedules tend to follow the top of the 20 or something channels that were available on the ubiquitous cable television (the good old terrestria...
by Spiny Norman
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries
Replies: 88
Views: 13470

Re: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries

Oh yes that's true, they (the Dutch newspapers) also have concise information for Flanders and West-Germany, and also other channels that would be available, which became more and more as time went by. I've had moderate success for Italy with: http://www.archiviolastampa.it/ And some data for Spain:...
by Spiny Norman
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries
Replies: 88
Views: 13470

Re: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries

That's a very handy link for checking Germany broadcasts of British programmes. Thanks for that. Anyone like to list any similar links (official or fan) that have been found useful for checking British programme broadcasts in other European countries? France, Italy, Spain, Holland and Belgium would...
by Spiny Norman
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries
Replies: 88
Views: 13470

Re: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries

"AYBS" was big in many places. Were there other TV guides and if so which would you say were better? I have previously mentioned Jamin Junior, a dutch version of Look-In, which was very good, but didn't last long. On the subject of German sales, there are German dubbed episodes of "Catweazle" on YT...
by Spiny Norman
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries
Replies: 88
Views: 13470

Re: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries

Veronica seems to have some great photos and features on series as well as the listings, and also some very nice covers of both UK and US series. Thanks for those cuttings, very interesting...great stuff! What was the game show he did? ( one to add to the Clive Dunn appearance you found) presumably...
by Spiny Norman
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries
Replies: 88
Views: 13470

Re: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries

Another mention for Holland, I was reading Reg Varney drove the first Double Decker of the new service in Amsterdam, back in the 70's as "On The Buses" was so popular there. It's a shame the Veronica magazine isn't on line, I take it there were full schedule listings in it.? They have no Radio/TV G...
by Spiny Norman
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries
Replies: 88
Views: 13470

Re: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries

Obviously it's subjective, but I much prefer subtitles to redubbing. Come to think of it, the RAI also did a few Sherlock Holmes stories in 1968 (I guess that was unrelated). So where would it stop? ("Luckily" the one from Holland is lost, there's only a trailer left.) Accoriding to the rather spar...