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by Simon Coward
Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV play series
Replies: 9
Views: 1448

Re: ITV play series

saw a play many years ago about two couples at a country hotel.drunk and arguing all the time.both couples got drunk and at different times they went upstairs and into the wrong rooms.they were in bed with the wrong partners and didnt know it.one of the ladies had a sleeping mask on and the other l...
by Simon Coward
Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV play series
Replies: 9
Views: 1448

Re: ITV play series

I remember a series of plays on ITV on Saturday nights in about 1983/4. One of them I remember was followed by a repeat of the THRILLER episode Someone at the Top of the Stairs in the London region, and this is the only one I can recall. It was called Bingo! and it starred Gwen Taylor. IMDB lists i...
by Simon Coward
Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:16 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Rediffusion series' theme music
Replies: 14
Views: 1644

Rediffusion series' theme music

For possible use at the next Kaleidoscope event, I'm trying to gather together some commercially available/library recordings of the themes to any number of Rediffusion series and so am trying to find out what was released (on any format) and also identify any library tracks which were used. The lat...
by Simon Coward
Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:12 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ATV - What's left to release?
Replies: 38
Views: 4828

Re: ATV - What's left to release?

Came up with these. There's bound to be a few in here which have been released and I've just forgotten about. Drama Series, Serials and Plays ABC Playhouse Against The Crowd The Cedar Tree Crimebuster Deadline Midnight Diamonds Doctors' Daughters Drama '61 / '62 / '63 / '64 / '67 Epilogue to Caprico...
by Simon Coward
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sketch Show (and occasional sitcom) Book Tie in's - the best
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Re: Sketch Show (and occasional sitcom) Book Tie in's - the

Plenty of script books, of course, many of which were mentioned on the previous forum. One that didn't get mentioned in the old thread and which, curiously, I find myself mentioning here for the second time in just a few days, was "Is Your Marriage Really Necessary?" by Eleanor Bron and John Fortune...
by Simon Coward
Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Blue Peter Archive
Replies: 35
Views: 4645

Re: The Blue Peter Archive

Shaqui wrote:Oh dear, obviously misremembering some names there. Ah well...
Well, there are so many Paul Wheelers about. I assume it's the same one who became a DoP/cinematographer (Dark Angel, Inspector Morse etc) rather than the one who became a director (HIGNFY, Buzzcocks etc) or the writer...
by Simon Coward
Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Blue Peter Archive
Replies: 35
Views: 4645

Re: The Blue Peter Archive

I think John Adcock and Paul Wheeler may have been freelance, as I think their credits turn up in TVTimes etc. Paul Wheeler and John Adcock were, or had been, part of the Blue Peter team. Adcock had been the series' producer since 1972 and would become assistant editor; Wheeler a film cameraman. I ...
by Simon Coward
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Tempo [Network]
Replies: 21
Views: 2703

Re: PR: Tempo [Network]

Looks very interesting. And the fact that it's "Volume One"...
by Simon Coward
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Goodies on Virgin On-Demand
Replies: 8
Views: 1657

Re: The Goodies on Virgin On-Demand

bent_halo wrote:Any sign of Playgirl Club/Caught in the Act?
Oh yes!
by Simon Coward
Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: quatermass 2,the first to have 2 in the title?
Replies: 16
Views: 2064

Re: quatermass 2,the first to have 2 in the title?

Ah, but wouldn't Richard II be pronounced Richard the Second, not Richard Two? Otherwise, wouldn't Quatermass 2 be Quatermass the Second, and obviously The French Connection The Second, which doesn't sound quite right. Wasn't Godfather 2 - Godfather Part 2? You're right about pronunciation, but thi...
by Simon Coward
Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: New Network website
Replies: 32
Views: 4520

Re: New Network website

I get the home page but it cuts of half way through the shopping cart button on the top so it's missing about a quarter of the screen, cant' see any back product listings - presumably buttons on the left hand side I can't see? google chrome & mozilla firefox both affected - I've never seen the prob...
by Simon Coward
Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: quatermass 2,the first to have 2 in the title?
Replies: 16
Views: 2064

Re: quatermass 2,the first to have 2 in the title?

Nick Cooper 625 wrote:Didn't we do this on the old forum?
Yes indeedy.
by Simon Coward
Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: quatermass 2,the first to have 2 in the title?
Replies: 16
Views: 2064

Re: quatermass 2,the first to have 2 in the title?

I think the point about the rocket is quite correct.

If you were allowed to include a film/show named after something/someone with a 2 (or more correctly II) in their/its name then I guess televised or filmed Shakespeare (Richard II etc) would easily beat Quatermass in any case.
by Simon Coward
Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: The Spy Who Loved Me
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Re: The Spy Who Loved Me

There was a series of Open University programmes in 1983 which looked at different aspects of "The Spy Who Loved Me". They definitely ran on Fridays, not sure whether they enjoyed another outing on Sunday.
by Simon Coward
Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Tise Vahimagi RIP
Replies: 4
Views: 1096

Re: Tise Vahimagi RIP

I don't think I ever had the pleasure of meeting him, but his name and work stood out, and he was a significant part of the period when written general TV appreciation meant Starburst and Primetime and little else.

RIP Tise.
by Simon Coward
Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Minder Series One question
Replies: 12
Views: 1880

Re: Minder Series One question

On a different notes, I wonder how many series started off as a vehicle for one actor , but ended up being owned by another? I'm sure that most people these days would regard Minder as George Cole's. There are certainly some ensemble shows where a particular character comes to the fore - say Mr. Hu...
by Simon Coward
Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Arena: Screen Goddesses
Replies: 9
Views: 1657

Re: Arena: Screen Goddesses

Did anyone else catch the Anna Neagle double bill in the early hours of Saturday morning (I suppose one could describe her as a screen godess)? I'm not a huge fan of hers, but it was great to see a couple of unusual british films of the forties screened: The Yellow Canary and They Flew Alone. It wa...
by Simon Coward
Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Minder Series One question
Replies: 12
Views: 1880

Re: Minder Series One question

I would guess that episode 2 was either a Grauniad-ism, or a mistake on the billings info sent out by ITV. Might be interesting to cross-check with other sources to see if they all bill that episode that way. The TVTimes billing for the second episode also has "The Minder" whereas the other episode...
by Simon Coward
Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: TV Tie In Books
Replies: 32
Views: 3340

Re: TV Tie In Books

Alabaster Russmore wrote:Any way I can re-name the thread?
If you can still edit your original post (i.e. an edit button appears towards the top of the post) then clicking on that will give you the opportunity not just to edit the body of your post, but also the subject.
by Simon Coward
Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: TV Tie In Books
Replies: 32
Views: 3340

Re: TV Spin-Offs

Philip Mackie's novelization of his own series "The Organization" is quite deliciously written and gives away a few things that you were never quite sure of when you watched the series. None of 1960s The Avengers novels really captured the flavour of the series, but "Deadline" and "Dead Duck" were q...
by Simon Coward
Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:37 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Caterers and Middle Years at School
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

Re: The Caterers and Middle Years at School

There was a preview of Middle Years at School in Visual Education in 1975 which described some of the episodes. Programme 5 was going to be about a theatre group, which would have been shown on Monday 10th & Friday 14th February (as the series ran from 13th/17th January - 17th/21st March). Accordin...
by Simon Coward
Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:36 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Caterers and Middle Years at School
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

Re: The Caterers and Middle Years at School

The BFI certainly have few details on The Caterers,but one thing they do seem sure of is that the series dates from 1976: http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/166669 Would these be repeats? Unlike many other entries on SIFT, there are no tx dates though, are there? There's just a single reference to ...
by Simon Coward
Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Gerry Anderson, MBE (14 April 1929—26 December 2012) RIP
Replies: 31
Views: 3985

Re: Gerry Anderson, MBE (14 April 1929—26 December 2012) RIP

Loved all those ones. Anyone watching some Anderson in remembrance? Yes, on Wednesday evening I watched one episode chosen at random from each of Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Joe 90, The Secret Service, UFO and The Protectors - and, not surprisi...
by Simon Coward
Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Gerry Anderson, MBE (14 April 1929—26 December 2012) RIP
Replies: 31
Views: 3985

Re: Gerry Anderson, MBE (14 April 1929—26 December 2012) RIP

The backdrop to an entire period of childhood - not just on television, but books, toys, records, comics and annuals too. And like Postgate and Firmin, and unlike so many others, he and Sylvia seemed to have the knack of getting it right time after time after time. I'm probably not far short of the ...
by Simon Coward
Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Arena: Screen Goddesses
Replies: 9
Views: 1657

Re: Arena: Screen Goddesses

didi-5 wrote:But it would have been good to see some Garbo, Dietrich, Stanwyck, Harlow, etc to compliment this programme and the Bow one.
I can't disagree with that.
by Simon Coward
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Arena: Screen Goddesses
Replies: 9
Views: 1657

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 vam...
by Simon Coward
Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Goon Show Compendium misprice
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Re: Goon Show Compendium misprice

Sold - that's two bargain sets this month!

Thanks for flagging it up.
by Simon Coward
Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ade Edmonson's Christmas classics
Replies: 8
Views: 1678

Re: Ade Edmonson's Christmas classics

In particular, in the first section they showed some B&W clips of what looked to be from a working man's club and featured Josef Locke and Joe 'Mr Piano" Henderson. A sort of precursor to WTASSC ? I was also suspicious if it was actually a black and white clip as it seemed to be from the 70's, colo...
by Simon Coward
Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: TV and Film Music
Replies: 7
Views: 1119

Re: TV and Film Music

I recall Shaqui, mentioning an ad in look-In for a "Robert's Robots" album, that never happened ( I can't remember which issue it was in, I keep meaning to have a look). I did? Was that on the old forum? It certainly was! Robert's Robots LP? Looking at a 'Look-In' article promoting the start of the...
by Simon Coward
Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Caterers and Middle Years at School
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

Re: The Caterers and Middle Years at School

"The Chef and Chemist" edition of The Caterers was shown Friday 07/02/1975 according to the Daily Mirror. The Middle Years at School programme the same week is called "The Feeling of Reality" which sounds plausible if it's subject is connected to theatre.