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by Simon Coward
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 11649

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

Billy Smart wrote: Also interesting how we seem to get just the one single play across the three seasons.
Actually two (at least). Your comment rang a bell with me, and a quick hunt confirmed that Yorkshire showed their MR AXELFORD'S ANGEL (1974) on 21-08-1989.
by Simon Coward
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 11649

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

LWT's also included THE GENTLE TOUCH - The Good, the Bad and the Rest (28-07-89) 21 YEARS - A LONDON A-Z (also 28-07-89), which was a special edition of THE LONDON PROGRAMME comparing attitudes, lifestyles and politics of Londoners over 21 years. 21 YEARS OF LAUGHTER (29-07-89) hosted by Denis Norde...
by Simon Coward
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 11649

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

Thames' celebrations also included a repeat of THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT (03-08-1989).
by Simon Coward
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Mystery Photo
Replies: 21
Views: 2704

Re: Mystery Photo

the only other missing one, doubleM, is the 3/11/71 edition, the one Simon mentioned should have had that first VT number, so a release of all the shows would be great, especially the Warwick Castle one! Actually, that one's no longer missing, as it were. The surviving episodes were identified, in ...
by Simon Coward
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Mystery Photo
Replies: 21
Views: 2704

Re: Mystery Photo

Excellent detective work. The edition shown on New Year's Eve was recorded on 17/11/1974 (along with the first in the series, which had been broadcast on 17/12/1974). So you'd imagine that June's booking would have been known about far enough in advance for her to have appeared in the TVTimes listing.
by Simon Coward
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Mystery Photo
Replies: 21
Views: 2704

Re: Mystery Photo

Val's red jacket is quite distinctive and stands out from the chunky knits and sharp suits he is wearing in other publicity photos I can find on google. There are a few pictures of Val in what looks like the same jacket over on Getty Images, taken in 1977. I say "looks like" because they're b/w so ...
by Simon Coward
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Mystery Photo
Replies: 21
Views: 2704

Re: Mystery Photo

If it is the 73 series, likely candidates to drop out for some reason would be, Olivia Newton John, Anita Harris, Patricia Carroll, or Lena Martell. Some of the shows in this series have quite good synopses over at ITV, so you can definitely discount Anita Harris and Patricia Carroll in that list. ...
by Simon Coward
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Mystery Photo
Replies: 21
Views: 2704

Re: Mystery Photo

The series was live, as were the editions of The Val Doonican Show which alternated with SV on Saturdays at around that time. Doonican's early 1973 series, broadcast fortnightly from January to March 1973, was also live. Were the live Val Doonican Show transmitted from Elstree? Or were they (or som...
by Simon Coward
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Mystery Photo
Replies: 21
Views: 2704

Re: Mystery Photo

Interestingly, June Whitfield was on an ATV Saturday Variety show in early 1972 according to some ITV documentation, but it's not one that Val was on. The series was live, as were the editions of The Val Doonican Show which alternated with SV on Saturdays at around that time. Doonican's early 1973 s...
by Simon Coward
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Mystery Photo
Replies: 21
Views: 2704

Re: Mystery Photo

The June Whitfield photo can't be from as early as 1971, though, not with that VCR there. June was quite a regular on ITV in the 1970s, but most usually as 'herself' rather than as a comedy actor. She did series like Jokers Wild , The Golden Shot , Celebrity Squares and a few others, but nothing tha...
by Simon Coward
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Crossovers?
Replies: 47
Views: 5670

Re: Crossovers?

A Detective Chief Inspector Reaygo appears in an Ian Kennedy Martin episode of the BBC 2 series The Revenue Men in 1967, before reappearing in two serials Kennedy Martin wrote for Southern Television: Letters from the Dead in 1968 and The Capone Investiment in 1972/73. In the Southern serials he's p...
by Simon Coward
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Forces TV: Space 1999
Replies: 7
Views: 1103

Re: Forces TV: Space 1999

Did anyone see the 1st episode of SPACE 1999 in Forces TV,, really good to see this on TV again, cant really go wrong with any Gerry Anderson stuff :-) HOWEVER..they cut two and half minutes out, I assume to make it fit, the bit they chose was the whole reason for the two series ! The explosion tha...
by Simon Coward
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: STV Player - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie / The Advocates
Replies: 7
Views: 998

Re: STV Player - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie / The Advocat

The Advocates and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie are both available on DVD too. The second series DVD of The Advocates is abridged, though. Is that on both releases? According to Amazon (which I know is not always accurate in this area) the combined running time of series 1 and 2 on the 2010 Alba Ho...
by Simon Coward
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: STV Player - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie / The Advocates
Replies: 7
Views: 998

Re: STV Player - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie / The Advocat

The Advocates and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie are both available on DVD too.
by Simon Coward
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: STV Player - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie / The Advocates
Replies: 7
Views: 998

Re: STV Player - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie / The Advocat

Good spot. Though slightly irritating that the player insists on playing them stretched to 16:9 - unless I'm missing something.
by Simon Coward
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries
Replies: 88
Views: 10367

Re: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries

It's rather peculiar perhaps that Pamela Lonsdale's previous show for Thames kids ' Smith ' survives entirely but didn't have the impact that AOW had and was cancelled after one short season. Not exactly "cancelled" but "finished" - it was an adaptation of Leon Garfield's novel, and I'm doubtful th...
by Simon Coward
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries
Replies: 88
Views: 10367

Re: Ace of Wands - Sales to Other Countries

It was reported that episodes were sold to Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Yugoslavia and Thailand. Possibly others.
by Simon Coward
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Vital Spark"
Replies: 11
Views: 1536

Re: "The Vital Spark"

There are only a few hours left to watch it, but a recent BBC Four documentary on the Clyde Puffer is still available on the iPlayer.
by Simon Coward
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Musical Drama
Replies: 9
Views: 1102

Re: Musical Drama

A couple of others string to mind: Nick and Tony Bicât's much-delayed Face Lift (Central for C4) starring Martin Shaw and Clarke Peters back in 1983 1984. And one should never forget Alan Plater and Dave Greenslade's collaboration Curriculee Curricula (BBC Birmingham, 1978) featuring Chris Farlowe, ...
by Simon Coward
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Gunsmoke/Gun Law
Replies: 15
Views: 1865

Re: Gunsmoke/Gun Law

Now I've had a closer look, I think the switch coincided with a change of format: the half-hour episodes were all called Gun Law here, but the hour-long episodes were billed as Gunsmoke . That still doesn't explain why they made the change in the first place, when the series first came here. The BBC...
by Simon Coward
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Gunsmoke/Gun Law
Replies: 15
Views: 1865

Re: Gunsmoke/Gun Law

Now Gunsmoke was, as far I as I know, known in the UK as Gun Law throughout its original 1960s run, a minor point in itself, but it did set me wondering why this might have been. Quite simply, it wasn't, you're memory is playing tricks. If not earlier, the title Gunsmoke was certainly used here fro...
by Simon Coward
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Forgotten Black TV Drama season at BFI Southbank - February
Replies: 11
Views: 1589

Re: Forgotten Black TV Drama season at BFI Southbank - Febru

Billy Smart wrote:the Mausoleum Club's own Simon Coward
Aah. I've never been called that before, that's rather nice. Thanks, Dr Smart.
by Simon Coward
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Dad's Army Remakes
Replies: 46
Views: 5858

Re: Dad's Army Remakes

Not sure about Tom Rosenthal. He's the same age as Ian Lavender was when he stopped playing Pike, but you'd got used to him by then, at least he started young.

I can't say that I think that Rosenthal looks especially young for his age, perhaps he's just good at acting it.
by Simon Coward
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Choirboys Unite! (1961) / Midlands Today (2018) (BBC)
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Choirboys Unite! (1961) / Midlands Today (2018) (BBC)

There was an interesting feature on yesterday's Midlands Today , which had about three minutes on the 1961 television play "Choirboys Unite!" and one member of the cast's attempts to find other actors who were in the play with him. There were clips too. The feature runs from about 00:17:38 to 00:20:...
by Simon Coward
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'The Largest Theatre In The World' (BBC/ Eurovision 1962-71)
Replies: 3
Views: 562

Re: 'The Largest Theatre In The World' (BBC/ Eurovision 1962

Odd that the Radio Times didn't mention the Finnish Tea Party , when it is now one of the few with an IMDB record. Yes it is, isn't it. In fact the RT specifically mentions that in addition to the UK, the play will be shown in eleven countries, so it's clear they're treating the list as exhaustive ...
by Simon Coward
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'The Largest Theatre In The World' (BBC/ Eurovision 1962-71)
Replies: 3
Views: 562

Re: 'The Largest Theatre In The World' (BBC/ Eurovision 1962

Radio Times noted that there were thirteen versions of Heart to Heart . Those shown in Holland, Flemish-speaking Belgium, Norway, and the United Kingdom were broadcast if not simultaneously, then at least on the same day. The following day (Friday) had the versions from Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Finla...
by Simon Coward
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Pamela Lonsdale (1924-2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 788

Re: Pamela Lonsdale (1924-2018)

Pamela was one of the subjects of BBC Radio 4's Last Word programme a couple of weeks ago.
by Simon Coward
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Douglas Rain (1928-2018)
Replies: 1
Views: 516

Re: Douglas Rain (1928-2018)

I'm not 100% sure this channel is legit, but I hope it is and therefore I'm allowed to post a link. Douglas also narrated a 1960 Canadian documentary Universe . He and his wife were in Britain for a while, late 60s / early 70s, and he turns up in a few places - narrating a documentary about Jackie S...
by Simon Coward
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Inside no 9 live.
Replies: 8
Views: 1286

Re: Inside no 9 live.

Do you think it was actually live or that was also part of the smoke and mirrors? On Monday, series Producer Adam Tandy said on Twitter that apart from the obvious archive material (e.g. Bobby Davro, Tony Wilson, Yvette Fielding etc) it was mostly live. Pressed to elaborate further he added: "Dress...
by Simon Coward
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Staged Classic Sit-Coms/TV Drama
Replies: 6
Views: 1047

Re: Staged Classic Sit-Coms/TV Drama

Next month, a theatre near me is doing Father Ted, an adaptation of four television episodes: "The Passion of St. Tibulus", "Cigarettes and Alcohol and Rollerblades", "Grant Unto Him Eternal Rest" and "Are You Right There Father Ted".