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by The Post Office
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: A podcast dedicated to Tony Hancock
Replies: 6
Views: 1085

Re: A podcast dedicated to Tony Hancock

The first episode has now gone up: "Join Martin, Tim, Jon & James during their watch along of arguably the most famous Hancock's Half Hour episodes - 'The Blood Donor' Originally released in 1961..." Link: https://anchor.fm/verynearlyanarmful/episodes/S1-E1---Very-Nearly-an-armful---The-Blood-donor-...
by The Post Office
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Paul Ritter (1966 - 2021)
Replies: 1
Views: 409

Paul Ritter (1966 - 2021)

Actor Paul Ritter died 5th April 2021 age 54.
Channel 4’s Friday Night Dinner
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Chernobyl
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radi ... r-obituary
by The Post Office
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: A podcast dedicated to Tony Hancock
Replies: 6
Views: 1085

Re: A podcast dedicated to Tony Hancock

Here's a link to the pilot episode of the podcast (uploaded March 16th)
https://anchor.fm/verynearlyanarmful/ep ... ode-esak9m
by The Post Office
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: US TV shows that had different titles in UK
Replies: 17
Views: 2562

Re: US TV shows that had different titles in UK

I know this is not exactly inkeeping with the title of this thread but:
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet on Swedish TV was titled as Öl, kvinnor och tegel which translates as Beer, women and bricks
by The Post Office
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: A podcast dedicated to Tony Hancock
Replies: 6
Views: 1085

A podcast dedicated to Tony Hancock

"Very Nearly an Armfull" Is a new podcast dedicated to Tony Hancock. It is an official podcast of The Tony Hancock Appreciation Society . Available April 2021 on all the usual platforms (ITunes, Google podcast, Spotify, Podbean, Spreaker). In the first episode they will be discussing "The Blood Don...
by The Post Office
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Michael Apted (1941 - 2021)
Replies: 15
Views: 3744

Re: Michael Apted (1941 - 2021)

stearn wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:11 pm


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Would that be the same Mike Hodges who directed "Get Carter"?
by The Post Office
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Michael Apted (1941 - 2021)
Replies: 15
Views: 3744

Michael Apted (1941 - 2021)

Michael Apted died 7th January 2021 aged 79. Best known for the Up series of TV documentaries following the lives of 14 people every seven years. He also directed the films "Coal Miner's Daughter", "Gorillas In The Mist" and Bond movie "The World Is Not Enough". And one of my favs "The Triple Echo" ...
by The Post Office
Sun May 03, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV
Replies: 25
Views: 7819

Sunday Night At The London Palladium - First showing on TV

Tonight's "Sunday Night At The London Palladium" (Sunday 3rd May 2020) on TPtv gets its first showing. It was due to go out on 6th January 1974 but was never broadcast due to a bomb scare. https://twitter.com/TalkingPicsTV/status/1256916506652348421 https://www.shutterstock.com/editorial/image-edit...
by The Post Office
Sat May 02, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Sean Arnold (1941 - 2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 1269

Sean Arnold (1941 - 2020)

Sean Arnold died on 15th April he was 79.

He is best known for playing Barney Crozier, Jim's Boss, in the BBC series Bergerac.

https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2020 ... an-arnold/
by The Post Office
Sat May 02, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Looks like "Talking Pictures TV" are struggling
Replies: 3
Views: 2014

Looks like "Talking Pictures TV" are struggling

I was reading this article: https://www.thedigitalfix.com/film/news/turn-on-tune-in-and-help-support-talking-pictures-tv/ It would be a shame if they too ended up being a victim of Covid-19. I didn't realise that the operation was run on such a small scale until I read this article: https://www.dai...
by The Post Office
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 44
Views: 13643

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

Mark wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:55 am
NO "Eye Level" theme...the worlds gone mad!
When I watched them there were subtle hints of the original "Eye Level" theme in the the "new" theme music - you can clearly hear it.
by The Post Office
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 44
Views: 13643

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

The Van Der Valk remake begins Sunday, 26th April at 8pm on ITV

https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2020 ... haracters/
by The Post Office
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 44
Views: 13643

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

There has been a remake of Van Der Valk. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9128874/ They will be coming to ITV. https://www.geektown.co.uk/2019/07/18/itv-picks-up-marc-warren-fronted-van-der-valk-series/ There are three, 1hour 30mins episodes. They where shown on Dutch TV in January (2020). They can be f...
by The Post Office
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Derek Fowlds (1937-2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 2023

Re: Derek Fowlds (1937-2020)

The Funeral was on Monday (17-2-20) and Basil turned up and read a poem!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-w ... e-51557700

Basil's poem here:

https://twitter.com/realbasilbrush/stat ... 64/photo/2
by The Post Office
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Rutger Hauer (1944 - 2019)
Replies: 5
Views: 1877

Rutger Hauer (1944 - 2019)

Dutch actor Rutger Hauer, who starred in Blade Runner, died on Friday 19th July at the age of 75.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49098435
by The Post Office
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Rex Garrod 1943 – 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 1201

Rex Garrod 1943 – 2019

Rex Garrod died 8 April 2019.
I remember him from "The Secret Life of Machines" on Channel Four with Tim Hunkin.

Tim Hunkin writes about Rex here:
http://www.timhunkin.com/a229_rex.htm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-48205106
by The Post Office
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Burt Reynolds (1936 - 2018)
Replies: 1
Views: 935

Burt Reynolds (1936 - 2018)

Burt Reynolds died 6th September 2018
In such films as Deliverance, Smokey and the Bandit, Boogie Nights .
And I also saw him in an episode of "McMillan & Wife" believe it or not !
by The Post Office
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Mark E. Smith (1957 – 2018)
Replies: 0
Views: 802

Mark E. Smith (1957 – 2018)

Mark Edward Smith, founder and lead singer with the Fall, died 24 January 2018 aged 60.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/ ... es-aged-60.

Apparently his death was previously wrongly announced by the BBC in March last year, on his 60th birthday.
by The Post Office
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Mark Steel - Who Do I Think I Am?
Replies: 6
Views: 2299

Re: Mark Steel - Who Do I Think I Am?

I do like Mark Steel's radio stuff - "Who Do I Think I Am?" was good and I have listened to all the "In Towns" which I think is up to Series 8. I can also recommend: The Mark Steel Solution The Mark Steel Revolution The Mark Steel Lectures All can be listened to from Mark Steel's website: http://mar...
by The Post Office
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: News at ten
Replies: 9
Views: 2874

Re: News at ten

Feel cheated that local news appears to be recorded. Yes, it's definitely recorded. I can toggle between Fred Dinenage reading the news from Kent in HD and Hampshire in SD at the same time so one at least is a pre-record. If it's not recorded - then it begs the question: HOW? One for the kids there!
by The Post Office
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Hard Sun
Replies: 4
Views: 2078

Hard Sun

Just finished watching the last episode of this series (all episodes are up on iPlayer). I thought it was very poor. I don't want to give anything away as only episode 1 has actually been broadcast up to now. The writer thinks there are five series in this - I'll be surprised if it gets another comm...
by The Post Office
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shoestring Series 2
Replies: 44
Views: 13224

Re: Shoestring Series 2

I also regularly watch the episode "The Dangerous Game" at Christmas. An episode that features Michael Elphick, Celia Imrie, Burt Kwouk , Maurice Colbourne and Eric Richard (Bob Cryer from the Bill) with his odd bike/trailer combo, I've seen this episode so many times I know it word for word. I reco...
by The Post Office
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Terence Harvey (1944 - 2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 1162

Terence Harvey (1944 - 2017)

Terence Harvey died 9th September 2017 Most newspapers have it as "Hollyoaks actor ... dies". I have never watched Hollyoaks and the name didn't ring any bells but soon as I saw his photo... http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0367731/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/4450419/ex-hollyoak...
by The Post Office
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Jerry Lewis (1926 - 2017)
Replies: 12
Views: 3165

Re: Jerry Lewis (1926 - 2017)

I was not aware of this film EDIT: Yes, it's "The Day the Clown Cried", the film that was made but never released, which became the subject of a BBC video documentary that was never broadcast on TV, but instead made available via the website of BBC Radio Solent. This has got to hold some sort of rec...
by The Post Office
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Jerry Lewis (1926 - 2017)
Replies: 12
Views: 3165

Re: Jerry Lewis (1926 - 2017)

I was never a fan of the Lewis+Martin films - I remember them being on often in the 1970's - Saturday mornings and during school holidays. I would start watching them but quickly lost interest. But he was excellent in one of my fav films "The King Of Comedy".
by The Post Office
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Brian Cant (1933-2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 2346

Re: Brian Cant (1933-2017)

From BBC news website: His agent said he had been living with Parkinson's disease and died at Denville Hall http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40335213 As well as Play School and Play Away and the voice Trumpton, I remember him playing a photographer in the film "The Sandwich Man" starring...
by The Post Office
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Line Of Duty (series 3)
Replies: 4
Views: 1779

Re: Line Of Duty (series 3) + (series 4)

Back again! One year on! I thought this series 4 of "Line of Duty" was excellent. I thought series 3 was excellent too - apart from that last 15 - 20 mins at the end. But no such complaints with this series. And there is a series 5 to come. So back here again in 12 months time ;) *Update* Make that ...
by The Post Office
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Tony Haygarth (1945 – 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 2125

Tony Haygarth (1945 – 2017)

Tony Haygarth (1945 – 2017)

Died 10th March 2017 aged 72.

http://www.whatsonstage.com/london-thea ... 43107.html
by The Post Office
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: John Forgeham (1941 - 2017)
Replies: 7
Views: 2267

John Forgeham (1941 - 2017)

John Forgeham (1941 - 2017)
Died Friday 10th March. Age 75

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/mi ... r-12728104