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Is Forces TV on Ch.97?

I did manage to catch a Two in Clover the Sid James/Victor Spinetti comedy on Forces TV...but Forces TV has gone again from my menu.

Quite a lot of channel number shuffling going on at the moment, CBS Justice (The Fugitive/Perry Mason etc ) is changing number next week
and Horror... Star Trek etc has moved to ch.68

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I retuned last night to get SkyArts and noticed that TalkingPictures had moved which meant I had to edit the timer recordings. TPTV was 97 on my setup and moved to 99. 97 seemed to be Dave Ja Vu for me.

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fatcat wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:55 am
Is Forces TV on Ch.97?

No Chan 96, 97 was a 3hr a day early hours of the morning reservation for an ITV channel, I believe was just a place holder.

In London TPTV is still on chan. 81 for me.

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London Live Ch.8
Seem to have got hold of the Harry Towers Archive..Harry Alan Towers (for those not familiar) was a businessman that just happened to see the emerging television scene in the 50s as a new business opportunity, he knocked out lots of stuff, serials like The Gay Cavalier(now lost) etc and various B pictures (shot with television cameras for quick turn around) which if he could not sell to cinema he then sold to the new ITV as plays. After the 50s he seemed to have got bored and gone off to do something else.

Anyway London Live has been showing the Towers' series The Mantovani Show a wonderfully odd 50s music show curio with notable guests. Which does not seem to be listed anywhere in the usual places so perhaps it did better abroad? Apparently 39 episodes made.

TPTV start showing Upstairs Downstairs in early December

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TPTV will probably be showing the B/W episodes of "UpDown", not shown in previous repeats on ITV4.
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Mark wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:33 am
TPTV will probably be showing the B/W episodes of "UpDown", not shown in previous repeats on ITV4.
Yes they are not afraid of a bit of monochrome LOL

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fatcat wrote:
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Mark wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:33 am
TPTV will probably be showing the B/W episodes of "UpDown", not shown in previous repeats on ITV4.
Yes they are not afraid of a bit of monochrome LOL
If only some of the other channels would get over their phobia of it!
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It's very disappointing they've been deprived of London Weekend branding in favour of a modern style ITV one😠.

Rather unusual with re-branding programmes for a modern audience. it's usually the B&W ones that are left alone as they are usually avoided by most broadcasters.

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LWT ceased to exist nearly 20 years ago. There's a whole generation of viewers that never knew it.

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Pointless Celebrities
I'm looking forward to seeing how some of the people on Radio do tonight on BBC1.
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London Live Ch8 This small odd,regional channel seems to have an uncanny knack of delivering gems that some other stations
would claim to be out of reach for them.


Tuesday night 6th Jan 7pm begins ITC hour with Sapphire and Steel and half hour Danger Man

Mornings continue with Skippy

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When I checked a week or so ago - Skippy was in fact the very poor 1990s remake and not the original 1968 version.

The others look good though.
fatcat wrote:
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London Live Ch8 This small odd,regional channel seems to have an uncanny knack of delivering gems that some other stations
would claim to be out of reach for them.


Tuesday night 6th Jan 7pm begins ITC hour with Sapphire and Steel and half hour Danger Man

Mornings continue with Skippy

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Kate McNeil (the little girl added in the Skippy remake to gender balance the little boy) was the crush of quite a few boys in 1992. Her jealous female classmates started calling her "Skip"...

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ozsat wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:23 pm
When I checked a week or so ago - Skippy was in fact the very poor 1990s remake and not the original 1968 version.

The others look good though.

Tuesday night 6th Jan 7pm begins ITC hour with Sapphire and Steel and half hour Danger Man

Mornings continue with Skippy
Oh no! Didn't know it was a remake I keep forgetting to record it but will not bother now.

If they show Danger Man in the right order (I think???) We should be seeing both Barbera Shelley and Portmerion in tonight's episode.

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I didn't know there had a been a remake either.

'C'mon skip!'

Sony Channel are showing "The New Avengers" again, in this 60th anniversary year, although they have managed to spell Patrick Macnee's name wrong in the trail.
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paul.austin wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:34 am
LWT ceased to exist nearly 20 years ago. There's a whole generation of viewers that never knew it.
That's true of course, but seeing they showed the surviving colour re-recording of the first episode which had the London Weekend branding intact, it seems a bit odd the B&W episodes had the branding removed. It's clear this is how the episodes were supplied to TPTV, so beyond their control.

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TPTV have been in the barns and cupboards again.

It looks like they have recovered a complete Rediffusion kids series The Barnstormers
starring Dennis Waterman.

Showing sometime soon

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Amazing news, and Rediffusion again, there must be a stack of em' somewhere, can't wait to see them.

TPTV obviously have a very good relationship with many film collectors, fingers crossed for some "Orlando" and "Sexton Blake" next.
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I think the BFI have been sitting on an Orlando adventure for about 50 years?
As said before, an absolute tragedy about Sexton Blake considering all the work and sacrifices that went into it to entertain kids,
Lawrence Payne certainly deserved a pension of repeat fees.

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Frustratingly the last two episodes of it, "Orlando" : "Dangerous Waters", are missing though!

True about "Sexton Blake", it was such a good series, hopefully there may still be some out there.

It would be interesting to know the origin of all these Rediffusion prints that have survived in private hands.
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Usually ITV4's episodes of The Protectors are broadcast, at least once, without sign language in the corner. I've been wanting them to have with the original ad-break - which you don't get on the DVD's. These late Series 1 ones, on just now, are all labelled SL. Can I assume that the TV's TV guide is accurate and they are all signed? It's a bit disappointing! but I suppose they'll come round again.
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Brian F wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:25 am
The Professionals negatives were found for the Blu-ray release by Network and gave excellent results. I don't know about the New Avengers but the prints used for the DVDs were not the best. The one shown at the Avengers Weekend at the NFT a good few years ago was much better than those, it made the colour prints shown of the original series look a step down too.

Just a thought but aren't the sign language ones broadcast very late at night?

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Yes, the only showings of it at the moment, I think.
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Sat 6th Feb coming to TPTV The Firechasers ITC

IIRC Made by the then redundant Avengers' gang at ITC toying with ideas probably for future series.
but after some time in the can did eventually get released as a supporting picture at the cinema.

It has everything you like ...and dislike about an ITC flash bang wallop production..in fact, I would have liked a series,

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fatcat wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:24 pm
Sat 6th Feb coming to TPTV The Firechasers ITC

IIRC Made by the then redundant Avengers' gang at ITC toying with ideas probably for future series.
but after some time in the can did eventually get released as a supporting picture at the cinema.

It has everything you like ...and dislike about an ITC flash bang wallop production..in fact, I would have liked a series,
It is very good, gave it a watch, followed by "The Plank".
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TPTV are trailing "The Champions" for March 7th, taking over from "Enemy At the Door".
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Mark wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:56 am
TPTV are trailing "The Champions" for March 7th, taking over from "Enemy At the Door".
Hope they used the excellent trailer (not the one in the studio)

It is a big world as there seems to be a few TP viewers who have never seen it or vaguely remember it from a long time ago.

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There in for a treat. of course, such a great series.
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Talking Pictures TV start showing the ITC/Rank series "Interpol Calling" (1959)
from Monday 15th March at 6pm - then subsequent episodes weekdays at 6pm.

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tiswas2 wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:33 am
Talking Pictures TV start showing the ITC/Rank series "Interpol Calling" (1959)
from Monday 15th March at 6pm - then subsequent episodes weekdays at 6pm.
Oh good call, looks like they have got access to ITC's dusty forgotten shelves LOL

Reginald Perrin showing on BBC4 (fancy that, the BBC showing a BBC archive programme LOL)

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