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by Spiny Norman
Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Asterix - was there a tv series?
Replies: 14
Views: 2254

Re: Asterix - was there a tv series?

robinsmith wrote:Surely you can't tell with a dubbed cartoon? Battle of the Planets was dubbed, wasn't it? (OK, but many prefer it's original Gatchaman incarnation.....)
No, but I was referring to the live films. The ones with that famous Belgian-Russian actor Gerard Depardieu as Obelix.
by Spiny Norman
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Rediffusion series' theme music
Replies: 14
Views: 1962

Re: Rediffusion series' theme music

The only one I know is that "At last the 1948 show" used "Hurdy Gurdy Waltz" which Matthew Sharp found on vinyl, a record labeled "KPM 1008".
by Spiny Norman
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Asterix - was there a tv series?
Replies: 14
Views: 2254

Re: Asterix - was there a tv series?

The more recent live action Asterix films in their English versions have dialogue written by Terry Jones - I've only seen "Asterix & Obelix take on Caesar" (I think it's called that) and there is certainly a Pythonesque fee to some of it. Some of the crowd scenes have some very funny stuff said in ...
by Spiny Norman
Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Asterix - was there a tv series?
Replies: 14
Views: 2254

Re: Asterix - was there a tv series?

There was also a live-action TV spinoff of the Asterix books in 1967. Deux Romains En Gaule is focused on two Romans rather than Asterix and Obelix themselves. Asterix and Obelix do make a cameo appearance, but animated in the same style as the two 60s cartoons. Goscinny and Uderzo make live-action...
by Spiny Norman
Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Frankie Howerd
Replies: 38
Views: 6227

Re: Frankie Howerd

I was very confused by that. Weren't the Arena rushes - which they closely resembled - screened on UK Arena in about 2001 as Frankly Frankie ? 47mins according to my notes though I haven't fished it out for comparison. I think it was November 1998. I've got it on the same tape as the four "Frankie'...
by Spiny Norman
Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Godfather Saga - long version in the right order...
Replies: 6
Views: 1293

Re: Godfather Saga - long version in the right order...

This was both shown on TV and released on VHS - I do have a copy but I didn't watch it for many years. It just affects 1 and 2 afair, G3 is unaltered. I also liked it very much but I think Coppola came to prefer the original films so it was never released on DVD I think all the extra scenes are in ...
by Spiny Norman
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: (NEW) Yes, Minister (GOLD)
Replies: 15
Views: 3029

Re: (NEW) Yes, Minister (GOLD)

Was there a documentary type show too? I don't have access to that channel, but a few months ago I advised one of its researchers about some nice archive footage they could use. But despite promises I never heard back.

Ah, it seems there was: http://uktv.co.uk/gold/homepage/sid/9432
by Spiny Norman
Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Godfather Saga - long version in the right order...
Replies: 6
Views: 1293

Re: Godfather Saga - long version in the right order...

The TV version and a laserdisc version were also quite a bit longer, if wikipedia is to be believed.
by Spiny Norman
Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Comedy Connections
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

Re: Comedy Connections

Don't suppose anyone knows if they were aired that time with subtitle streams?
by Spiny Norman
Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Comedy Connections
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

Re: Comedy Connections

Thanks. I have recordings of when they were first shown, but they might be updated. And I quite like the subtitle stream which can be useful sometimes.
by Spiny Norman
Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Comedy Connections
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

Comedy Connections

Silly question but weren't a few of them repeated last year, or was I misinformed?
by Spiny Norman
Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Frankie Howerd
Replies: 38
Views: 6227

Re: Frankie Howerd

If you hover over the still,there's a note saying "Frankie Howard at ATV 1974".Aren't the cut-outs behind him unlike anything used in the BBC show? Lost Tapes has been uploaded on the usual site by its maker. Definitely an improvised look about it. Could it have been a guest spot or something? Yes,...
by Spiny Norman
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Les Miserables
Replies: 12
Views: 1969

Re: Les Miserables

...the chap playing Marius (a Jonas brother?) is utterly dreadful. He was totally unconvincing as a singer, he had no vocal presence at all. Almost as if he had offended the audio technicians and they'd retaliated by making him sound totally unimpressive( something like this ). Perversely, on youtu...
by Spiny Norman
Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Les Miserables
Replies: 12
Views: 1969

Re: Les Miserables

It's all in my head but I am so used to the cast of the 10th anniversary, I fear I won't be able to stop comparing them.
by Spiny Norman
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: The Hobbit
Replies: 10
Views: 1738

Re: The Hobbit

Well, I'd expected worse. But still I wasn't quite satisfied with: - some of the clichés added, like the "drop your weapons or your friend gets it". - a few minutes of "Wildlife SOS" (about an ailing hedgehog) that the editor had accidentally pasted into the film - given that they're halfway through...
by Spiny Norman
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Les Miserables
Replies: 12
Views: 1969

Re: Les Miserables

For me a sort of registration of a performance would have done nicely as well. It remainds to be seen. I have for example no idea if Hugh Jackman can sing.
by Spiny Norman
Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Frankie Howerd
Replies: 38
Views: 6227

Re: Frankie Howerd

My friend got annoyed with this, summing it up as 'We've found this really exciting rare footage...but we're going to waste 50 minutes telling you about his life instead of actually showing you any of it'. Is that accurate? So far I've only ever seen 1 show that just showed the rare footage as it w...
by Spiny Norman
Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Black And White Minstrels
Replies: 14
Views: 2909

Re: The Black And White Minstrels

Even I knew it, too.
Well, it could be a very failed live performance, that's the only explanation I can think of that makes any sense.

But this has aired. So how was it (or: How bad was it)?
by Spiny Norman
Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Frustrating lost episodes story
Replies: 5
Views: 1657

Re: Frustrating lost episodes story

Such a pity, it would've been headline news in the Netherlands, without any doubt. When I checked the forum again half an hour ago, I saw the poster had finally replied to my message. His story: he had recorded three complete episodes on a Philips EL-3400 (apparently an open reel recorder introduced...