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by didi-5
Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Graham Walker (1945-2013) RIP
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Re: Graham Walker (1945-2013) RIP

:(

I have some happy memories of seeing The Grumbleweeds on stage in Blackpool.
by didi-5
Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: PR: Mr Forbush and the Penguins [Network]
Replies: 3
Views: 866

Re: PR: Mr Forbush and the Penguins [Network]

Another 'must buy' for me ...! Love the cover, btw.
by didi-5
Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:45 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: An Audience With Les Dawson that never was!
Replies: 36
Views: 7089

Re: An Audience With Les Dawson that never was!

I found the 'new' bits with the audience a bit creepy, to be honest, but if it pleased his wife and daughter, fair enough.

The clips shown just underlined the lack of real personality any hologram/body double has.
by didi-5
Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Thursday's Child (BBC 1973) - Found it!
Replies: 6
Views: 1373

Re: Thursday's Child (BBC 1973) - Found it!

Thanks for the nod. I knew this was coming but it had slipped my mind. I liked the book a lot, will be interesting to see if it comes to life on the screen.

Great news about the Durbridge too :)
by didi-5
Wed May 29, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: An Audience With Les Dawson that never was!
Replies: 36
Views: 7089

Re: An Audience With Les Dawson that never was!

The ROXY??!! Oh gosh I'd forgotten that. I was very aware of Les Dawson as a comic being a northern girl born in the early seventies. He's royalty up there. And he was still on TV in his sketch shows then, as well as Blankety Blank and Opportunity Knocks. There's no one to match that generation of c...
by didi-5
Sun May 26, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: An Audience With Les Dawson that never was!
Replies: 36
Views: 7089

Re: An Audience With Les Dawson that never was!

A bad idea. The tribute, fine, but a hologram?!
by didi-5
Tue May 21, 2013 6:24 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: 'Vicious...' and 'The Job Lot'.
Replies: 28
Views: 4403

Re: 'Vicious...' and 'The Job Lot'.

Yes, last night's Vicious was hilarious!
by didi-5
Wed May 08, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Ian Hendry Biography
Replies: 18
Views: 3312

Re: Ian Hendry Biography

I haven't yet but since I blogged about Ian and started chatting to Gabriel I'm really looking forward to it. I'm so glad that finally, finally this wonderful actor is getting some focus other than 'wrecked old drunk'.
by didi-5
Tue May 07, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: North and South [Acorn]
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Re: PR: North and South [Acorn]

Brilliant news! Been waiting for ages to see this.
by didi-5
Fri May 03, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Missing Believed Wiped 20th Anniversary Special
Replies: 27
Views: 4666

Re: Missing Believed Wiped 20th Anniversary Special

Is there a date in September set for this yet? Is it going to be a weekend or an evening, or more than one screening?
by didi-5
Thu May 02, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Missing Believed Wiped 20th Anniversary Special
Replies: 27
Views: 4666

Re: Missing Believed Wiped 20th Anniversary Special

Richard Bignell wrote:Can you make sure we don't have a repeat of "Watch the Donut, Not the Hole" again!

I really can't have that going round my brain for another year... :D
You mean the one I had managed to wipe from my memory until you just mentioned it?
by didi-5
Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Plays for Britain - The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 28
Views: 4136

Re: PR: Plays for Britain - The Complete Series [Network]

Fantastic news! Thanks Network :)
by didi-5
Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Educating Marmalade - The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 10
Views: 2069

Re: PR: Educating Marmalade - The Complete Series [Network]

What a pity though that Charlotte isn't still around to enjoy this with us. Her early death was an awful loss.
by didi-5
Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Child actor Martin Stephens - new website...
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Re: Child actor Martin Stephens - new website...

He was absolutely chilling in 'The Innocents'. A fine little actor.
by didi-5
Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Cilla's World of Comedy - The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 4
Views: 1464

Re: PR: Cilla's World of Comedy - The Complete Series [Netwo

Definitely buying the Comedy Six, will think about the World of Comedy.
by didi-5
Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Educating Marmalade - The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 10
Views: 2069

Re: PR: Educating Marmalade - The Complete Series [Network]

Oh lovely - would really like to see this again :)
by didi-5
Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Six Centuries of Verse - The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 5
Views: 1127

Re: PR: Six Centuries of Verse - The Complete Series [Networ

Temptation strikes again ... Network, you will bankrupt me!
by didi-5
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Crown Court - Volume Seven [Network]
Replies: 15
Views: 2955

Re: PR: Crown Court - Volume Seven [Network]

HURRAY!!!!! At last :)
by didi-5
Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Civvies [Acorn]
Replies: 4
Views: 1061

Re: PR: Civvies [Acorn]

Now that's a surprise - but a welcome one!
by didi-5
Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Drop your panties Sir William I cannot wait 'til lunchtime.
Replies: 18
Views: 3424

Re: Drop your panties Sir William I cannot wait 'til lunchti

The first Python episode I ever saw, on a 1983 or 1984 repeat. The Gas Oven, the Hungarian Phrase Book, the Ministry of Silly Walks, and I think this is the episode where Graham as Minister of Arts is interviewed about his frock?

Brilliant stuff. I've been hooked ever since.
by didi-5
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Quartet DVD cover
Replies: 9
Views: 1740

Re: Quartet DVD cover

Whether it is Photoshopped or not, that's a new low in cover art! I saw the stage play and wondered if this film was any good; I have pre-ordered it anyway.
by didi-5
Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sherlock Holmes
Replies: 231
Views: 37629

Re: Sherlock Holmes

I've realised that I made another omission, possibly subconsciously, of Robert Downey Jr, who is another Holmes aberration, but in a bad way. He's saved in a way by Jude Law, his rather reasonable Watson, himself an alumnus of the Brett series.
by didi-5
Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Richard Griffiths 1947-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Re: Richard Griffiths 1947-2013

Oh what a shame - a very good actor. RIP.
by didi-5
Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: WPC56 and In The Flesh
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Re: WPC56 and In The Flesh

In The Flesh has been really good, surprisingly. I've never watched BBC3 before!
by didi-5
Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sherlock Holmes
Replies: 231
Views: 37629

Re: Sherlock Holmes

See, I knew I would forget someone! Tom Baker wasn't at all bad, but Terence Rigby was a bore as Watson. As for Michael Caine, he was great fun as the stooge who pretended to be the Great Detective, but I would have liked to see Ben Kingsley as Holmes rather than Watson in that version. As for wheth...
by didi-5
Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sherlock Holmes
Replies: 231
Views: 37629

Re: Sherlock Holmes

OK, purely because I'm bored and have just been counting up the Sherlock Holmes versions I have seen examples of, here's my thoughts: Jeremy Brett - Gold standard, naturally, even if he tailed off a bit in the later seasons. Benedict Cumberbatch - Twitchy, modern, manic. Preferred him in the first s...
by didi-5
Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sherlock Holmes
Replies: 231
Views: 37629

Re: Sherlock Holmes

I recently revisited Young Sherlock for the first time in thirty years. Light on plot, nevertheless Guy Henry gave a good performance as the teenage Holmes and there are some nice nods to how he would turn out as an adult. Certainly watchable.
by didi-5
Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Frank Thornton 1921-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1929

Re: Frank Thornton 1921-2013

Farewell then, Truly of the Yard. It's odd, isn't it, that some people represent a definitive memory of the past. When someone at work said Frank Thornton had died today a few people said 'who' but when you said he was Captain Peacock everyone had immediate recall. A long life but sad to see him go.
by didi-5
Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sherlock Holmes
Replies: 231
Views: 37629

Re: Sherlock Holmes

Re Arthur Wontner - yes, The Missing Rembrandt is presumed lost, but four films remain. Ian Fleming (not that one) was Watson in most of the films, with the exception of The Sign of Four, which has the younger Ian Hunter, making the duo a bit like a father-son team rather than contemporary colleague...
by didi-5
Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sherlock Holmes
Replies: 231
Views: 37629

Re: Sherlock Holmes

In the Brett series the Adventures and the Return are both superb series - later series have a gem here and there but Brett's failing health is obvious and the sparkle has largely gone. In terms of other TV Holmes, I enjoyed both the Wilmer and Cushing versions, and of course the modern reboot as Sh...