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by Simon Coward
Fri May 03, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Possibility of Coronation repeat?
Replies: 16
Views: 4031

Re: Possibility of Coronation repeat?

It may not sell as many TV sets as the original showing. The idea that the Coronation had such an effect in the first place is something of a myth. If you graph the number of TV licences on issue between 1947 and 1960, there is no spike for 1954, which we would expect if there had been a unusual in...
by Simon Coward
Fri May 03, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Corrie - Barlow goes bonkers
Replies: 17
Views: 5495

Re: Corrie - Barlow goes bonkers

SgtPepper wrote:It's certainly going to be one hell of Christmas prison panto this year.
Oh no it isn't!
by Simon Coward
Thu May 02, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Professionals from Network???
Replies: 44
Views: 9485

Re: The Professionals from Network???

Is this a wind-up? There is nothing whatsoever about the Profs on the network site. I see this thread started on April 23rd, I expected it to say April 1st when I checked! For a week or so when you went onto the network site a window popped up. When you clicked on it you got this: http://networkona...
by Simon Coward
Thu May 02, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Missing Believed Wiped 20th Anniversary Special
Replies: 27
Views: 6059

Re: Missing Believed Wiped 20th Anniversary Special

Nothing, in full, that's had a commercial release in the meantime please. But it wouldn't be a bad idea to include this kind of thing in some way - it's always good to show that material which has been rediscovered doesn't just disappear into an archive after a single airing at a Kaleidoscope event...
by Simon Coward
Wed May 01, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Dave Allen Doc
Replies: 21
Views: 4671

Re: Dave Allen Doc

I've amended the list of documentaries again according to Simon's suggestions. Not quite, but nearly... The programmes and synopses are grand, but you've still got the last of the USA series on 22/03/78 instead of 29/03/1978. OK - hopefully done now. I really am sorry, John. Now you've done that, a...
by Simon Coward
Wed May 01, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Dave Allen Doc
Replies: 21
Views: 4671

Re: Dave Allen Doc

John Williams wrote:I've amended the list of documentaries again according to Simon's suggestions.
Not quite, but nearly...

The programmes and synopses are grand, but you've still got the last of the USA series on 22/03/78 instead of 29/03/1978.
by Simon Coward
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Dave Allen Doc
Replies: 21
Views: 4671

Re: Dave Allen Doc

I've made some changes to the list in light of Simon's very helpful comments. Simon - does it look right now? It would do but for one thing. I've just discovered that the final edition wasn't shown on 22/03/78 because of a change in the ITV schedules to accommodate the highlights of the Football Le...
by Simon Coward
Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Dave Allen Doc
Replies: 21
Views: 4671

Re: Dave Allen Doc

These certainly do look like they could be quite entertaining. Dave Allen and Friends "Dave Allen tours Britain in search of unusual people, customs and stories, following on from the documentaries IN SEARCH OF THE GREAT BRITISH ECCENTRIC and ECCENTRICS AT PLAY. GB, ATV, c1977. Tx GB, ITV, 04/01/197...
by Simon Coward
Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Biggles - The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 21
Views: 4544

Re: PR: Biggles - The Complete Series [Network]

Phew.Thanks for that Simon.The fullest listing I've managed to find is on IMDB,where they have the right number of episodes,identify each mini-serial,and name the stars. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0161131/episodes?year=1960&ref_=tt_eps_yr_1960 I find it fascinating that there are still whole chunk...
by Simon Coward
Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Plays for Britain - The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 28
Views: 5349

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

One episode of 'Rock Follies of 77' made it into the top 20 with 6.3 million homes. Don't have the exact date to hand. First episode was 18= with 6.25m. I got the 6.3 from 'Television's Greatest Hits' - I'll check which episode tonight - presumably the same one. Just checked and it is - the book ro...
by Simon Coward
Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Plays for Britain - The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 28
Views: 5349

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

John Williams wrote:One episode of 'Rock Follies of 77' made it into the top 20 with 6.3 million homes. Don't have the exact date to hand.
First episode was 18= with 6.25m.
by Simon Coward
Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Biggles - The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 21
Views: 4544

Re: PR: Biggles - The Complete Series [Network]

How much information is there about this series? The BFI believes that there were 35 episodes,IMDB lists only the lead actors.Is it really the case that we'll only know who the guest-stars were when we buy the DVDs,or were they listed in the TV Times? ATV in the midlands stopped taking the series a...
by Simon Coward
Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Plays for Britain - The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 28
Views: 5349

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

Howard Schuman refers to an audience "between 12 and 15 million",which is quite a wide spread. http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2002/jun/16/features.review47 During the six weeks that Rock Follies was on, the bottom show(s) in the Jictar Top 20 were watched in between 6.3m and 6.55m homes. I d...
by Simon Coward
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Plays for Britain - The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 28
Views: 5349

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

With the exception of the BBC's Nine O'Clock News, none of the series mentioned in this thread made the national top 20, which is all I've got access to. Nor did Thames' Shades of Greene or Granada's The Nearly Man (another drama series about an MP) which preceded Rock Follies in the Tuesday at 9.0...
by Simon Coward
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Plays for Britain - The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 28
Views: 5349

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

Yes that's right. It's worth mentioning that the first of the Plays for Britain (The Paradise Run) was opposite Dennis Potter's 'Double Dare', although if circumstances had been different it would have been up against 'Brimstone and Treacle'. So that's why I didn't see it. How successful Plays for ...
by Simon Coward
Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sherlock Holmes
Replies: 231
Views: 49921

Re: Sherlock Holmes

Thanks Mike. Just had a look at some second-hand sites online for the Michael Cox book, and it seems to be going for extortionate rates! Will have to see if I can borrow a copy from the library It's been re-printed in the US: http://www.wessexpress.com/html/studyincelluloid.html . It's not cheap as...
by Simon Coward
Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Dial M for Murder BBC 1974
Replies: 22
Views: 4908

Re: Dial M for Murder BBC 1974

'A BBC TV PRODUCTION in association with WARNER BROS. TELEVISION'. I've never heard of any other BBC show being produced like this. Might it be some kind of "vanity credit" in relation to Warners owning film or television rights to the other "Dial M for Murder" as a result of the Hitchcock film of ...
by Simon Coward
Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Knight Errant [Network]
Replies: 9
Views: 2482

Re: PR: Knight Errant [Network]

Richard Bignell wrote:Which episode of Knight Errant Limited is still in existence?
"The Joker" from 12/01/1961.
by Simon Coward
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Bob Dylan and Catch the Wind
Replies: 4
Views: 1242

Re: Bob Dylan and Catch the Wind

I have a memory of Bob Dylan singing this Donovan song at some time but I cannot find any record of it. I thought it was in a movie maybe. I could of course be wrong and mistook Donovan for Dylan but listening to Donovan singing it I still think there is a possibility that Dylan did cover it. Does ...
by Simon Coward
Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Indoor League - Volume Two [Network]
Replies: 13
Views: 3294

Re: PR: Indoor League - Volume Two [Network]

After all, darts began its television life on Indoor League… Did it heck! Indoor League started in 1973? I don't think the first was long before, but World of Sport carried some of the 1972 News of the World Darts Championship in April of that year. IL might have had the first regular darts coverag...
by Simon Coward
Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Crown Court - Volume Seven [Network]
Replies: 15
Views: 3810

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

So glad these are still coming. Anyone know which episode this takes us up to? I'm guessing, but I imagine the new release will contain these stories: The Woman Least Likely (20/02/1974 - 22/02/1974) A Case Of Murder (27/02/1974 - 01/03/1974) The Assault On Choga Sar (06/03/1974 - 08/03/1974) Dures...
by Simon Coward
Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Crown Court - Volume Seven [Network]
Replies: 15
Views: 3810

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

Ross wrote:That's Mike Pratt from Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased). He's already been in it, so I suspect this cover is a mock up and not the finished article.
Yes, apart from saying "Volume Seven" where appropriate, it's a straight lift of the cover for Volume 6. I'm sure it'll change in the fullness of time.
by Simon Coward
Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Derek Nimmo (Documentaries? ) show query
Replies: 3
Views: 1184

Re: Derek Nimmo (Documentaries? ) show query

Good Morning all, now this is a big stab in the dark, I have recently been in touch with an 'old flame', sadly only on emails and phone :-( but during the conversations, she mentioned that she had been in ads for the Sun, that went out on Friday's after 6pm, some Head and Shoulder ads from the late...
by Simon Coward
Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Bakewell at the BBC (BBC4)
Replies: 8
Views: 2428

Re: Bakewell at the BBC (BBC4)

The BBC's webpage said this show featured Arthur Askey and Bing Crosby but I never saw them - did I fall asleep and miss them??! I remember seeing Askey - b/w footage in a studio somewhere. He was standing at a microphone, I think there was a piano and pianist nearby, so maybe he was singing. Don't...
by Simon Coward
Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Tv Times
Replies: 82
Views: 16616

Re: Tv Times

Speculation: might it be that many core ITV viewers and TV Times readers back then simply had less time, space and money to keep things? Collecting has always been essentially a middle-class pastime, a luxury for those who don't have to keep the wolf from the door, which would naturally have favour...
by Simon Coward
Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Archive TV you dreamt
Replies: 30
Views: 6632

Re: Archive TV you dreamt

I dreamt a few months back that the BBC were relaunching Stop the Week I rarely remember any dreams and those which I can recall on waking frequently don't "stick", at least not in any detail. It was only this post which reminded me... A few months back, I too dreamt about a return of Stop the Week...
by Simon Coward
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Anyone identify this series?
Replies: 2
Views: 959

Re: Anyone identify this series?

I didn't see it because, as far as I know, it was only shown by BBC 1 Midlands in one of the regional programming slots and I didn't live here at the time, but the series you're thinking of was called Me and My Town . I know of five: 10/03/1982 Su Pollard / Nottingham 17/03/1982 Don Henderson / Stra...
by Simon Coward
Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Scenes From A Marriage - BBC 2 transmission 1975
Replies: 2
Views: 933

Re: Scenes From A Marriage - BBC 2 transmission 1975

Marianne and Johan were voiced by Annie Ross and John Carson. These are the tx dates along with the names of other British actors who voiced various additional characters in specific episodes. 07/02/1975 Innocence and Panic - Nicky McKenzie and Shaun Lynch 14/02/1975 The Art of Papering Over Cracks ...
by Simon Coward
Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Death of Thatcher
Replies: 25
Views: 5620

Re: Death of Thatcher

Steve Williams wrote:This is a strange direction for a thread on Thatcher's death to take
But it isn't really that though, is it? Bob's original post was primarily about research (or lack of it) on television. It's pretty much coincidental that what he saw as a blunder occurred during a piece on Thatcher.
by Simon Coward
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Death of Thatcher
Replies: 25
Views: 5620

Re: Death of Thatcher

It is all down to the legal area of "Database Rights" where the copyright doesn't so much rest in the list of information but the work that has been put in to create it in the first place. As the previous poster says, it is similar to the copyright that exists in football fixtures and also as it ha...