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Looks like Public Eye on TPtv will be replaced with Lytton's Diary (Peter Bowles as newspaper gossip writer IIRC)

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Interesting, it's an 'Okay' series, helped along hugely by Peter Bowles, of course.
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"Father Dear Father", 'Coming Soon', on Forces TV.
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Mark wrote:"Father Dear Father", 'Coming Soon', on Forces TV.
Another Thames sitcom gem and appeared to be much loved abroad too.

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fatcat wrote:
Mark wrote:"Father Dear Father", 'Coming Soon', on Forces TV.
Another Thames sitcom gem and appeared to be much loved abroad too.
Yes, a great show, it'll be interesting to see if they show the first two B/W series.
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Coming to TPtv end of August more Thames gems
in the old Public Eye circa 8-9 pm slot

Monday NEW Special Branch ( apparently ALL of it)


Tuesday ..Gideon's Way


Wednesday NEW Widows


Thursday The Human Jungle


Friday NEW Shadows of Fear.



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Ah...proper "Special Branch", great!

Forces TV have announced "Shelley" as well.
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Shelley must be the king of 'gentle' comedies always looked forward to that, although have no Forces TV at the moment.

Amazing how Hywell Bennett just slipped into a sitcom (with often lively audiences) role like a glove, after playing all those serious and sometimes psycho roles.

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True, shows what a good Actor he was.
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Looks like Forces TV ARE showing the B/W "FDF" episodes!
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It’s amazing Shelley was such a mainstream hit when you think how a gleefully work-dodging graduate was hardly a crowd-pleasing stereotype in Thatcher’s Britain. I’m enjoying seeing it again, it’s so everyday and low-key, and I always loved Belinda Sinclair.

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Simon36 wrote:It’s amazing Shelley was such a mainstream hit when you think how a gleefully work-dodging graduate was hardly a crowd-pleasing stereotype in Thatcher’s Britain. I’m enjoying seeing it again, it’s so everyday and low-key, and I always loved Belinda Sinclair.
Well the character was played with such cheeky charm by Bennet, and the writing was so strong from Peter Tilbury, that it was bound to be popular from the start.

Aside from Shelley's 'Problem', he was a decent caring sort, and his constant observations of the absurdities of life, struck a chord with everybody I think ( they still do!).

It always maintained a high standard, despite other writers being brought in, but was at it's best under Tilbury.
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The Freewheelers series 6 returns to weekend mornings on TPtv in September.

Also look out for KONGA on TPtv at various times in Sept.

Huge monster gorilla on the streets of London with some guest star Venus Fly traps and police offices with fireplaces (Merton ParK Production)

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Coming to Forces TV in mid-October:
Trippers Day
Men Behaving Badly (series 1)

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Catweazel coming to Talking Pictures in November.

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A wonderful series, great news.

More LWT shows would be nice.
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At last some electricary Touchwood on TP.

Currently enjoying Freewheelers IMHO forget the production limitations of the time because they really 'pushed the boat out' on this and tried ...(and succeeded in a bit of hokum and escapism for kids) and that is all that matters I reckon.Jerome Willis was a delight as the nutty Nero but hope someday we will be able to see Von Glieb.

Also enjoying Special Branch which I do not remember apart from the rather surprisingly dull (for them) Euston Films batch.
Like the titles and music and find it surprisingly engaging concentrating on the mundane cases that special branch would deal with rather than the flash, bang wallop cases.Wensley Pithey has real gravitas as the wise elder,guru type member.I think it works well in 625 monochrome and not sure if I will feel the same when it goes to colour.

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Totally agree with you about "Freewheelers", Children's TV budgets were usually miniscule, but they really did make an effort with series like that one, and it shows.

Also enjoying "Special Branch" ( even though I have the DVD sets), last night's episode with Mel Martin having to be sent back to Rhodesia is an excellent episode, good story and some great location work around London.
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Get ready for a punch up..."Hazell" on TPTV, 8th November.
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The classic 1960s series Mystery and imagination starts on TPTV
on Wednesday 13th November

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tiswas2 wrote:The classic 1960s series Mystery and imagination starts on TPTV
on Wednesday 13th November
Almost can't move for classic TV now, getting like the old days!
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Excellent news about Mystery Imagination and Hazell.

Just to add some snippets.. on TP

20 OCT The Naked Civil Servant with good old John Hurt

1 NOV Vacant Possession, (been on before so may not be seen for some time again) a lightweight but amusing orphan episode from the Rediffusion series ' Blackmail '


14 NOV Remembering Merton Park Studios

15 NOV start of 'Overseas Press Club -Exclusive'. Which I think is a 1950s flash,bang,wallop adventure series from ABC uk?


If you're interested in science then London Live ch.8 continues with oldish Horizon episodes.

Space 1999 continues on the Horror Channel.

PS. TPtv appears to be omitting an episode of the wonderful 'proper' studio drama Shadows of Fear
..does anyone know if this was due to Ofcom etc concerns? The ep is The lesser of the two


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Perhaps something wrong with the "SOF" tape, an episode of "Shadows" was postponed till the end of the run, possibly the same thing.

On forces TV, two episodes of "Bless This House" were missed out from the first of the two 74 runs, might be the same thing again? ( ever since they have shrank the titles to message it's not the billed episode, and the recorded announcement doesn't correspond either).
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Mark wrote:Perhaps something wrong with the "SOF" tape, an episode of "Shadows" was postponed till the end of the run, possibly the same thing.

On forces TV, two episodes of "Bless This House" were missed out from the first of the two 74 runs, might be the same thing again? ( ever since they have shrank the titles to message it's not the billed episode, and the recorded announcement doesn't correspond either).

There was an interesting conversation going on over at Digital Spy (which I cannot find now)...a couple of retired Thames engineers were admirably answering questions by posters....but don't recall anything said about those dodgy break bumpers LOL...apparently they were brought out of retirement to help engineer and transfer the old material ..something like that anyway

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It is my understanding that a couple of episodes of Bless this House have storylines involving Marmalade jars...

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Oh! Golly!, have we really got to that stage now?

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Can't show Gollywogs anymore, even in repeats of old tv. They got rid of them in Enid Blyton in the eighties.

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I've still got mine!
The BBC fell out with Enid Blyton long before today's New Victorianism though. I never have known why.

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The BBC are afraid of some black civil rights activists claiming that even depicting a gollywog means that the BBC endorses racism.

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paul.austin wrote:The BBC are afraid of some black civil rights activists claiming that even depicting a gollywog means that the BBC endorses racism.
That may well be the case, although I'm more inclined to think that the BBC still has its own agenda on what it deems 'suitable' for its audience.
Former victims including Bing Crosby, no less.
Still, it's not exactly McCarthy, thank God.

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