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by didi-5
Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Jackanory: The Hobbit (1979)
Replies: 29
Views: 4584

Re: Jackanory: The Hobbit (1979)

I enjoyed the Storytellers session but I would have loved to see the whole of The Hobbit. Great fun.
by didi-5
Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The best place to order DVD's...
Replies: 30
Views: 5160

Re: The best place to order DVD's...

MovieMail are a great, friendly company. I don't use them as much as I used to, but I have never had a problem with them.
by didi-5
Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The best place to order DVD's...
Replies: 30
Views: 5160

Re: The best place to order DVD's...

The best place to order DVDs (no ' ) for me remains Amazon, despite their dodgy tax position. I generally get things as close to release as possible and I buy a lot of Marketplace titles, which I have always found cheaper than Play Trade and the like. And for Network releases I do support their own ...
by didi-5
Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Elspet Gray
Replies: 6
Views: 1539

Re: Elspet Gray

Blackadder's Mum and wife of Brian Rix, I believe? RIP.
by didi-5
Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Richard Briers
Replies: 18
Views: 3318

Re: Richard Briers

As others have said, sad but expected. I know he will be remembered primarily as a comedy actor, but his Shakespeare outings for Kenneth Branagh (as Malvolio in Twelfth Night, and Bardolph in Henry V) were surprisingly touching as well as funny. RIP.
by didi-5
Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Adrian Mole on TV
Replies: 9
Views: 1955

Re: Adrian Mole on TV

I enjoyed it first time around when I was around Adrian's age - it seemed relevant and it was funny. I only read the books after seeing the first TV series.

Revisiting it now, I wasn't disappointed and although Lulu wasn't as good a Pauline as Julie Walters, she was OK. It stands up well, IMO.
by didi-5
Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Intimate Contact (1987)
Replies: 4
Views: 1092

Re: Intimate Contact (1987)

Yes, I remember it now. I recall both Massey and Bloom being excellent, but it had slipped my mind.
by didi-5
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Intimate Contact (1987)
Replies: 4
Views: 1092

Re: Intimate Contact (1987)

I remember a couple around the same time, a Screen Two in 1988 called 'Sweet as You Are' with Liam Neeson and Miranda Richardson, and a few years later, 'Closing Numbers' with Jane Asher and Tim Woodward. I'm not sure the first one has ever been repeated. There were quite a few films and TV episodes...
by didi-5
Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Lotus Eaters
Replies: 16
Views: 3060

Re: The Lotus Eaters

Watched it last year and thought it was brilliant. I did write more about it on the old site but I was engrossed throughout both series.
by didi-5
Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Michael Winner
Replies: 12
Views: 2515

Re: Michael Winner

A colourful character who did have flashes of talent in his early films. He'll be missed I think.
by didi-5
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV play series
Replies: 9
Views: 1935

Re: ITV play series

Oh for goodness sake, of course it is! I have a terrible memory for plots as well.
by didi-5
Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Armchair Theatre: Volume 4 [Network]
Replies: 14
Views: 2940

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

I know the announcement was originally for 24 plays from this era of Armchair Theatre, but if sales are encouraging is there any chance at all of a volume 5?
by didi-5
Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The erasing of Savile: They missed one!
Replies: 32
Views: 5274

Re: The erasing of Savile: They missed one!

I completely forgot he was in the Amarillo video. Such a 'cult figure' though must have been impersonated thousands of times.
by didi-5
Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV play series
Replies: 9
Views: 1935

Re: ITV play series

Hmm, I'm pretty certain Dinsdale Landen never appeared in a Dennis Potter play but the plot you describe does sound familiar - intrigued now!
by didi-5
Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Big Freeze - 1963/4
Replies: 28
Views: 4376

Re: The Big Freeze - 1963/4

Well worth watching, this one. Thanks for the spot!
by didi-5
Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: (NEW) Yes, Minister (GOLD)
Replies: 15
Views: 3360

Re: (NEW) Yes, Minister (GOLD)

Too much canned laughter, IMO. Henry Goodman would have been OK were it not for memories of how Nigel Hawthorne played the part. The plot was a bit underwhelming. And Chris Larkin's physical resemblance to his mother Maggie Smith is rather distracting!
by didi-5
Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Storyboard: The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 6
Views: 1578

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

Has been sitting patiently in my amazon pre-orders - looking forward to this!
by didi-5
Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Tempo [Network]
Replies: 21
Views: 3462

Re: PR: Tempo [Network]

Looking forward to this although my bank balance probably won't thank me!
by didi-5
Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Les Miserables
Replies: 12
Views: 2184

Re: Les Miserables

Just back from seeing the film at BFI IMAX. Thoughts: like many I view the 10th Anniversary Concert as the definitive cast. I have seen the stage show numerous times. I avoided the 25th Anniversary Concert because of the Jonas Brother factor but recently bought the DVD (unwatched as yet). So ... the...
by didi-5
Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Your Moment of the Year?
Replies: 12
Views: 2347

Re: Your Moment of the Year?

The Olympics Opening Ceremony was far better than I ever thought it would be, and for that two weeks following there was a definite 'mood' in the capital that has never been there before or since. Which was great!
by didi-5
Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Blackpool Nights
Replies: 10
Views: 2455

Re: Blackpool Nights

How sad to hear that the old ABC is doomed, given its history. It was a great programme but I would have liked to have heard a bit more about the performers who visited who were not northern comics, good though they were. It's a potential series, IMO, and I would like to see more footage from the sh...
by didi-5
Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Jacob Joachim "Jack" Klugman (Apr 27, 1922 - Dec 24, 2012)
Replies: 9
Views: 2085

Re: Jacob Joachim "Jack" Klugman (Apr 27, 1922 - Dec 24, 201

90! Good night Quincy. An underrated actor, actually.
by didi-5
Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Arena: Screen Goddesses
Replies: 9
Views: 2109

Re: Arena: Screen Goddesses

You're right Simon, I forgot the Hitchcock ones. But it would have been good to see some Garbo, Dietrich, Stanwyck, Harlow, etc to compliment this programme and the Bow one.
by didi-5
Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Arena: Screen Goddesses
Replies: 9
Views: 2109

Re: Arena: Screen Goddesses

There's a more in-depth look at Clara Bow next week, but neither show has accompanied examples of the ladies' films. That's what makes it all the more disappointing. The only classic films on the main five channels this Christmas is a bizarre mix of Charles Laughton 1930s and 40s titles but for vamp...
by didi-5
Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Elementary
Replies: 5
Views: 1365

Re: Elementary

I've watched almost every Holmes adaptation over the years but this one only really has the character names and one or two quirks - there was a nod to bees, Irene has been mentioned .... Jonny Lee Miller is perhaps not as manic and twitchy as Benedict Cumberbatch was in the second Sherlock series, b...
by didi-5
Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: My Christmas present DVD's
Replies: 6
Views: 1642

Re: My Christmas present DVD's

My other half has bought for me, with some prompting: Cleopatra (1934) Love Me Tonight (1932) Die Nibelungen (1924) Sous le soleil de Satan (1987) Children's Film Foundation vol.1 It Always Rains on Sunday (1947) The Old Curiosity Shop (1934) Centennial (1978/9) The Winds of War (1983) plus very pos...
by didi-5
Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: When are they EVER going to release...
Replies: 182
Views: 27987

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

servalan66 wrote:I'd like to see Prince Regent(Peter Egan) and Oscar(Michael Gambon), I can't see why they haven't been! Also the Cleopatra's, recently watched it on 'that' visual place, and it is rather good, if over the top!
I have Oscar, a region 2 release in the Netherlands.
by didi-5
Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: When are they EVER going to release...
Replies: 182
Views: 27987

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

I'd like to see some of the plays which ran on Thursday afternoon childrens' TV on the BBC. Of course The Enchanted Castle. I'd also like to see Helen A Woman of Today, and the surviving black and white serials from classic books which ran in the 1950s and 60s (I think only Barnaby Rudge and Wutheri...
by didi-5
Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: Hello again
Replies: 58
Views: 10730

Re: Hello again

Everything is all new and shiny! Painless transition but shame about the posts not being transferred. Hello all :)