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by Mark
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Earliest overseas filming for BBC/ITV shows.
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Earliest overseas filming for BBC/ITV shows.

I was wondering what the earliest overseas filming would have been? I was thinking about the last few episodes of "Billy Bunter" in 61, which although not the earliest, was certainly interesting, with a minimal amount of filming done as BB and the others visit various locations, how they afforded it...
by Mark
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Ace Of Wands" series 2 50th
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: "Ace Of Wands" series 2 50th

I can believe there were complaints about "Seven Serpents", it WAS strong stuff, and "Joker" was a creepy one, but that was it really. "The Eye Of Ra" was one of the cleverest of all the scripts, a chess match between Cerebraun and Tarot, with the former using the latter as a pawn, but it's checkmat...
by Mark
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Sky at Night
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: The Sky at Night

It was the Cox series that updated known facts from his earlier series, possibly something about dormant bacteria brought to life by water, something like that.

You wouldn't think May would make a statement like that, without some back up, so he must have got it from somewhere.
by Mark
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Ace Of Wands" series 2 50th
Replies: 4
Views: 156

"Ace Of Wands" series 2 50th

50 years ago today, the first episode of "Seven Serpents", can't believe it's that long ago!! I think one of the extras on the forthcoming "Doctor Who:The Web Of Fear" DVD is an audio recording of Jack Woolgar speaking his lines in order to learn them ( as some Actors did), so I wonder if his "Ace O...
by Mark
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Morecambe And Wise:The Lost Tapes" ITV
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: "Morecambe And Wise:The Lost Tapes" ITV

Wouldn't expect it to be colour recovered, hopefully the Beeb will do it and bung it on DVD along with the other two already shown.

The ITV show also has talking heads amongst the clips.
by Mark
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Brights boffins, any hope?
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Brights boffins, any hope?

I remember it as being very silly as well, in the same OTT acting style of shows like "Hope And Keen's Crazy House/Bus" and later on, "Rentaghost".

Enjoyed it though, and would also love to see it again, presumably sold overseas, ( Southern seemed very good in that department) I bet Australia had it!
by Mark
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: United! (BBC 1965-67)
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: United! (BBC 1965-67)

Oh yes, don't recall that one though!

"Angels" seemed to go from a drama to a soap, when it went to half hour episodes, and the opposite for "General Hospital".
by Mark
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Hugh and I
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: Hugh and I

Would love to see the rest, including the episode of "Hugh And I Spy",
by Mark
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 308
Views: 89645

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Great news, another to look forward to.
by Mark
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Morecambe And Wise:The Lost Tapes" ITV
Replies: 3
Views: 167

"Morecambe And Wise:The Lost Tapes" ITV

"Morecambe And Wise; The Lost Tapes" on ITV, July 28th, 9pm.

Showing clips from the recovered October 1970 show, found by the family, last year.
by Mark
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Tom O'Connor (1939-2021)
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re: Tom O'Connor (1939-2021)

A great entertainer, all his shows were great family entertainment, quality TV,

R.I.P.
by Mark
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The Sky at Night
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: The Sky at Night

Wasn't there something said in that recent Brian Cox series?
by Mark
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: United! (BBC 1965-67)
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: United! (BBC 1965-67)

Although I liked the BBC's early attempts at soaps, I never really understood why they wanted to do them, The BBC always seemed above that sort of thing, I think there were plenty at The BBC who thought that too!. They seemed to be more than happy with "Eastenders" success, despite another failed at...
by Mark
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 127
Views: 31034

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

Yes, it was a good one, I liked the ITV Emergency service one as well, the remark about "The Golden Shot" was interesting.

Enjoyed the two "Freewheelers" themes at the start, and I always preferred "The Wednesday Play" theme to "PFT" one.

"Midweek" and "Nationwide" are great themes too.
by Mark
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ten recent ITV Archive drama recoveries
Replies: 26
Views: 8628

Re: Ten recent ITV Archive drama recoveries

That's quite a surprise, great news though, don't suppose there's a chance of more of it turning up.

Fingers crossed for anymore missing early Thames material, that might be there.
by Mark
Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Good news for all you fans of Our Man at St Marks
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Re: Good news for all you fans of Our Man at St Marks

That's wonderful news, the vintage TV company, that wouldn't be TPTV by any chance would it?

More from Rediffusion!

I think that would make the score, Phillips 2, Sinden 5.

Any more info would be appreciated.
by Mark
Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: United! (BBC 1965-67)
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: United! (BBC 1965-67)

Good read, I barely remember it, to be fair, very frustrating it can't be seen. Not too sure about the comparison with "Footballers Wives", which it has to be said was a very downmarket sleazy type of show, with ludicrous sensational storylines. I don't think the lack of hard hitting storylines like...
by Mark
Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Spotting props and costumes.
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Re: Spotting props and costumes.

I'm sure that on the old Dr WHo restoration team forum (and possibly some DVD extras) they said that when Century 21 closed they had a massive props sale and all the companies were there. I know there was one in the early 70's, and that's where the BBC got models that were used in some "Who" storie...
by Mark
Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Joan Le Mesurier 3 July 1931 – 9 July 2021
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: Joan Le Mesurier 3 July 1931 – 9 July 2021

Sad news, one of those names from the Hancock story that we all became familiar with.

R.I.P.
by Mark
Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Spotting props and costumes.
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Re: Spotting props and costumes.

I think the space suits from UFO turned up in The Goodies, plus many of the SHADO control panels would make appearances ins Pertwee era Doctor Who. One from the US: One of the 70's Battlestar Gallactica movies re-cycled the spaceships from Silent Running. Those space suits also turned up in an epis...
by Mark
Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Spotting props and costumes.
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Re: Spotting props and costumes.

There was a thread on this subject in the old forum. Two examples I recall were a Department S logo stencilled on the underside of a table overturned in The Persuaders! and electronic equipment in Freewheelers that previously appeared in UFO . Yes, it was me that spotted the "Dept S" logo on the up...
by Mark
Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Spotting props and costumes.
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Re: Spotting props and costumes.

Brian F wrote:
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:05 am
That office block also appeared as many hotels, in many countries, in "The Saint" when it was in ABPC hands.
You can see it again ( including the inside and a studio) on Classic Movies channel (Today 16.50) in the film "You Must Be Joking".
by Mark
Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Spotting props and costumes.
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Re: Spotting props and costumes.

I think this qualifies as a prop. In the 70s American series, Emergency, when they go to rescue some bloke trapped under a boat (on dry land) at a movie studio, the boat turns out to be the PT73 from the series McHales Navy. This wasn't that unusual as both series (McHales Navy and Emergency) were ...
by Mark
Fri Jul 09, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Spotting props and costumes.
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Re: Spotting props and costumes.

Oh yes, I can quite clearly remember "Grange Hill" being done there.
by Mark
Thu Jul 08, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Spotting props and costumes.
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Spotting props and costumes.

There are obviously a lot of props and costumes that turn up in different shows, but it's great to spot something. Watching ""Sykes" on Forces TV last night, the episode "Cafe", Eric drags in a reluctant customer wearing a black coat, he promptly leaves, revealing on the back of his coat, the Mogul ...
by Mark
Thu Jul 08, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 308
Views: 89645

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Yes, a shame, but aside from the Mike McStay one, there may well be some others featured in the extensive filming for the series.
by Mark
Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Stranger Things: When sitcoms strain to be different
Replies: 11
Views: 1101

Re: Stranger Things: When sitcoms strain to be different

I had completely forgotten that one. A sort of mediæval 'Flashman'? A somewhat hopeless cowardly character, who gets his armour after winning a game. It was written by Johnny Hayward, whose only other credit seems to be "A Present For Dickie", a Thames comedy from 1970, with Dickie Henderson and a ...
by Mark
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Stranger Things: When sitcoms strain to be different
Replies: 11
Views: 1101

Re: Stranger Things: When sitcoms strain to be different

Another one that strayed from the norm was Yorkshire TV's "Sir Yellow" with Jimmy Edwards in the title role and Melvyn Hayes as his squire, set in ye olde days.

Didn't do well with only the one series, but from what I can recall, it was amusing enough and with a good cast, not seen it since though!
by Mark
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Maigret the original series blue ray
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: Maigret the original series blue ray

Excellent piece, with detective work from Mr Pixley, worthy of Maigret himself.

I too, recall the pre-Kal days, back in the 80's, compiling episode guides from Radio and TV Times, all in my little red books ( those Post office books you can still get ).

Happy days!