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by Alice80
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Forces TV: Space 1999
Replies: 7
Views: 2694

Re: Forces TV: Space 1999

I did wonder what had happened when it came back after the break, and they were all flying about!...tech problems. The missing bit was shown before tonight's episode, and the complete version again on Saturday. I said to my husband it looked like they'd left the tape running while the ads were on.....
by Alice80
Thu May 11, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Moray Watson (1928-2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 1310

Re: Moray Watson (1928-2017)

Only just heard this...such a great actor...a favourite of mine since I watched The Pallisers when I was 10...

RIP.
by Alice80
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Anyone Identify This?
Replies: 13
Views: 3811

Re: Anyone Identify This?

Beaker wrote:
Simon36 wrote: Yes, absolutely. I'm sure the phrase "university of life" came up at some point during that night.
From what I've seen of students from the 'University of Life' the place is in serious need of a visit from OFSTED.
If this were Facebook, you'd get a Like for that!
by Alice80
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: TV clashes
Replies: 30
Views: 7434

Re: TV clashes

I remember babysitting for a family of girls in 1979 when I was 15, and wanting to watch the last episode of Blake's 7 Series 2, Star One...but the 2 oldest of the girls wanting to watch something else on ITV...I tried to negociate but there was nothing doing...I managed to see a bit here and there ...
by Alice80
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Six hours of colour Zoo Quest rushes found
Replies: 34
Views: 7437

Re: Six hours of colour Zoo Quest rushes found

The screenshot that the Guardian used to illustrate the news is startlingly clear...like it was taken yesterday... http://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/apr/20/david-attenborough-early-films-in-colour-bbc-zoo-quest And they are saying examples will be shown the week of Attenborough's 90th on BBC4, s...
by Alice80
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: New agreement between Network and the BBC
Replies: 55
Views: 17886

Re: New agreement between Network and the BBC

penfold wrote:One release that would be welcomed all over would be the series Shoulder to Shoulder......after the film Suffragette and the very successful BFI compilation of archive footage, it would do very well.....

Absolutely!
by Alice80
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Trying to identify 1970's series about the economy.
Replies: 8
Views: 2527

Re: Trying to identify 1970's series about the economy.

A very brief clip from one of his programmes, talking about the housing boom, appeared in last night's Back in Time for the Weekend . ~iw I looked up "Back in Time for the Weekend" on youtube as a result of this. The over simplicity and stereotyping of the 50's was very disappointing. After hearing...
by Alice80
Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Another long lost memory...
Replies: 7
Views: 2289

Re: Another long lost memory...

Not The Secret Garden as I have the BBC version...
by Alice80
Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Another long lost memory...
Replies: 7
Views: 2289

Re: Another long lost memory...

Ack! Didn't remember the thread!

*head desk*

So sorry....

Still nothing that rings the bell, though...perhaps that's what made me post again...

Hmmm...
by Alice80
Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Another long lost memory...
Replies: 7
Views: 2289

Another long lost memory...

I have a memory of a programme I've never been able to find... It's mid 70s. An edwardian drama about a little girl - something about her being brought up alone and one of her servants teaches her the song 'The Boy I Love is up in the Gallery'. I remember a scene of her in a garden picking flowers a...
by Alice80
Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Let's Go Round Again - The Story Of The Magic Roundabout
Replies: 8
Views: 2904

Re: Let's Go Round Again - The Story Of The Magic Roundabout

Well, having only now caught up with this thread, I just listened to that wonderful gem! Thanks for that indeed! I miss a great deal that is on the radio - just don't manage to keep up with it - so this was a treat! And it's getting dark, so hearing the Magic Roundabout theme as the light is fading ...
by Alice80
Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2175
Views: 452953

Re: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread

I missed the 'never managed before' line. There are multiple references in the Simpsons (starting in 1995) and also The Big Bang Theory. http://www.nerdist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Simpsons-2.jpg http://www.nerdist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Simpsons-4.jpg There was also a cartoon short w...
by Alice80
Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Some old comedy documentaries on BBC iPlayer
Replies: 17
Views: 4534

Re: Some old comedy documentaries on BBC iPlayer

Hmm, I wonder if it will work on our Humax? I'll check it out..be nice to be able to keep them - mind you, I haven't worked out yet how to transfer what's on there and it's nearly full... My dad was an extra in the 1959 version of The 39 Steps (in the cycling club scene - apparently the producers we...
by Alice80
Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Some old comedy documentaries on BBC iPlayer
Replies: 17
Views: 4534

Re: Some old comedy documentaries on BBC iPlayer

Annoyingly, they don't all show up on the iplayer app on our smart TV, so I've been looking at all sorts of programmes in the hope that I can find them again - we did watch the Carry On one plus a couple of others, then they disappeared - online, they are under Collections on Four but on the TV, I c...
by Alice80
Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Quatermass [Network]
Replies: 28
Views: 6440

Re: PR: Quatermass [Network]

Ahhhhh, finally!

Can't wait for this...another grail coming home! And a booklet by Andrew is just the cherry on the cake!
by Alice80
Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: General Hospital - Volume One - addicted to this old tosh
Replies: 8
Views: 2531

Re: General Hospital - Volume One - addicted to this old tos

fatcat wrote:
But that was ATV for you, not arrogant enough to think it could change the world with 'issues' just gave you some strong, likeable characters and a half or an hour or so of escapism away from your world, and for anyone say who hated school GH was a warm and fuzzy place to be.
Haha, yep!
by Alice80
Tue May 19, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: "The Sequel That Never Was" (The Rich Morton Sound)
Replies: 3
Views: 1369

Re: "The Sequel That Never Was" (The Rich Morton Sound)

Thanks for the link, Andrew! I just checked it out, played the medley and now wish I had more ITC series on dvd to satisfy my sudden craving!

The Strange Report will have to do!
by Alice80
Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Recommendations for a good series?
Replies: 50
Views: 10704

Re: Recommendations for a good series?

I agree about The Onedin Line...I watched it as a kid and am getting back into it again after getting it on DVD - but I would be the first to admit it's a nostalgia kick for me, as well as loving the costumes... I fully sympathise with the OP about nothing seeming very good once you've been bitten b...
by Alice80
Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Geraldine McEwan (1932-2015)
Replies: 6
Views: 2065

Re: Geraldine McEwan (1932-2015)

I saw her play Gertrude to Alan Rickman's Hamlet about 20 years ago...I'd never seen the play before (but had read bits of it...) so was surprised when, between the pair of them, they made it very very funny... Like everyone else, I remember her for Mrs Proudie and Lucia, but I became a fan of hers ...
by Alice80
Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Ripper Street
Replies: 92
Views: 20565

Re: Ripper Street

It will be interesting how see how they cut it, as I presume they'll be made to fit a 58 min slot. I've been wondering that as we have watched - we're half way now...I find it's been considerably...grittier and more violent...than before - that is, the violence goes on for longer...so I wonder if t...
by Alice80
Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Another quest to identify a programme from the 70s...
Replies: 9
Views: 2978

Re: Another quest to identify a programme from the 70s...

Oh wow, I really didn't know that...thanks...I never saw it at school and only watched it when I was recovering from hangovers while at uni in Bradford...
by Alice80
Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Another quest to identify a programme from the 70s...
Replies: 9
Views: 2978

Re: Another quest to identify a programme from the 70s...

Thanks everyone... I'm much too old for How We Used To Live as I was at uni when it was on (it was an 80s school's programme wasn't it?) ...plus this was an evening programme. I don't think it's The Innocents as my mum wouldn't have let me watch it - lol, she had a funny story about how my dad playe...
by Alice80
Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Another quest to identify a programme from the 70s...
Replies: 9
Views: 2978

Another quest to identify a programme from the 70s...

I have a memory of watching a drama in the 70s set in the past - Victorian or Edwardian era, I think. In it, there was a little girl, living an isolated sort of life and she had a nursemaid or something who sang or taught the girl to sing that music hall song, The Boy I Love Is Up In The Gallery... ...
by Alice80
Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Ripper Street
Replies: 92
Views: 20565

Re: Ripper Street

We just got an offer of a free trial to Prime, so my husband is going to watch as many Ripper Streets as he can in the time...I don't think it's any better than Netflix which we subscribe to already, so we'll just make use of the freebies.
by Alice80
Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Criminal Minds (US tv show)
Replies: 2
Views: 978

Re: Criminal Minds (US tv show)

Hi all, I was wondering if any members had watched this series, which is available in the UK on Sky tv? Me and my wife discovered it a few months ago and have been hooked. It is great when you discover a series that has a huge back catalogue :). As the Emmy awards were all over the news today I won...
by Alice80
Sun May 11, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: August 1914.
Replies: 5
Views: 1639

Re: August 1914.

Not sure about generally, but wasn't The Great War (which my dad liked to call The Great Bore...but we still watched the repeats) screened by the BBC in 1964, so that would have made it a 50th anniversary...
by Alice80
Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Smart tv
Replies: 3
Views: 1270

Re: Smart tv

We updated to a smart TV from the January sales...very glad we did and have watched many series on Netflix. Best thing we ever did. We went for a Sony and the HD is so much better than what we had with our old Toshiba - at least not everyone has been tangoed with the new one. (I had a Toshiba for 20...
by Alice80
Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Forsyte Saga (1967)
Replies: 30
Views: 6252

Re: The Forsyte Saga (1967)

Thanks for posting this, Paul - you have whetted my appetite for a new (to me) series to get my teeth into. My late mum told me that on this series' original run, I was able to keep her up to scratch with the plot whenever she had to leave the room and that what I said made sense - but I can't think...
by Alice80
Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Programme ending with Dandelion Seeds being blown away...?
Replies: 10
Views: 3137

Re: Programme ending with Dandelion Seeds being blown away..

Is your memory in film or animation?

I had a vague memory of the same but in cartoon form - I thought it was the series Joe, but the screencaps I found don't show it...
by Alice80
Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: The Kids from 47A: The Complete Series 1 [Network]
Replies: 15
Views: 4331

Re: PR: The Kids from 47A: The Complete Series 1 [Network]

Gaynor Hodgson was memorable as Binny as well and she doesn't seem to have done any thesping at all after this. Most strange. Before this, she was the Becky in my holy grail of releases, A Little Princess from 1973... I also wish either the BBC or Network would release more archive stuff...the Secr...