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by Private Frazer
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 167
Views: 55373

Re: Still With Us

Happy 81st birthday to Carole Ann Ford. She made Susan a great, out of the ordinary, character at the start of Doctor Who - so well.
by Private Frazer
Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Sounds of the Sixties
Replies: 6
Views: 2007

Re: Sounds of the Sixties

... I don't think Tony Blackburn needs to come up with jokes any more - the listeners send them in! Yes, he made a point of that last Saturday. Recent ones included "I got a letter with DO NOT BEND on it. I still don't know how I'm going to pick it up", and "why should you not fall for a tennis pla...
by Private Frazer
Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Protectors (ITC)
Replies: 134
Views: 25256

Re: The Protectors (ITC)

I like 'Sugar and Spice' and didn't know the young actress was in anything else. Harry can usually bluff quite well but struggles as a teacher here, as does Paul as a chef. It's a lot of fun.
by Private Frazer
Fri May 28, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Protectors (ITC)
Replies: 134
Views: 25256

Re: The Protectors (ITC)

Yes many of the main stars are sadly gone; just to mention a few gladly still here: Tony Christie ( Avenues and Alleyways ): John Cameron - music Guest actors in two episodes : Derren Nesbitt Jill Townsend Prentice Hancock George Innes Peter Cellier Jacqueline Stanbury Linda Staab - 1 ep, and marrie...
by Private Frazer
Wed May 26, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Protectors (ITC)
Replies: 134
Views: 25256

Re: The Protectors (ITC)

Next year (29th Sep 2022) will be the 50th anniversary of the first episode of 'The Protectors'. I wonder if Jamie Anderson might have something in mind. It would be nice to hear from Yasuko Nagazumi (Suki) - and maybe others? Hope so.
by Private Frazer
Tue May 25, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Eurovision 2020/21
Replies: 8
Views: 2186

Re: Eurovision 2020/21

Gemini in 2003 deserved 0 points but not James and I loved his up-beat reaction!. I also really enjoyed the contest this year and have the three recordings to dip into.
by Private Frazer
Thu May 20, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Eurovision 2020/21
Replies: 8
Views: 2186

Re: Eurovision 2020/21

Things progressed and its not really any of the scenarios, just lots of testing and a, mainly Dutch, audience of around 3'500. A few recorded performances are streamed in (but you wouldn't know it). How did North Macedonia not qualify? I haven't heard the song but, based on last years singing, my ti...
by Private Frazer
Sun May 09, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Sounds of the Sixties
Replies: 6
Views: 2007

Re: Sounds of the Sixties

Anybody else enjoying Tony Blackburn's third live programme of 2021? The jokes are from the 60's too!
by Private Frazer
Tue May 04, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Future of BBC Four
Replies: 12
Views: 4427

Re: Future of BBC Four

It feels like the archive programming is on the increase - To The Manor Born starts tonight.
by Private Frazer
Mon May 03, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: British Comics
Topic: Your childhood comics.
Replies: 69
Views: 18799

Re: Your childhood comics.

Got the Annual now and taking my time. Caroline is drawn looking very young in the first one! I hope the writing is as good as in the second story about Caroline smuggling fashion. It really is like getting more episodes; any fan of 'The Protectors' must enjoy this annual!
by Private Frazer
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Future of BBC Four
Replies: 12
Views: 4427

Re: Future of BBC Four

Yesterday's Times had a News article Historian laments loss of BBC4 spirit . It starts with The decision to downgrade BBC4 to leave a channel dominated by repeats indicates that the national broadcaster has had enough of experts... And ends with The BBC said the channel would offer an "absolutely st...
by Private Frazer
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: ISIRTA on 4Extra this Saturday morning
Replies: 14
Views: 3703

Re: ISIRTA on 4Extra this Saturday morning

Brock wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:58 am
It was a repeat of the 2013 one, wasn't it?
I didn't notice - a lot of repeats just now.
by Private Frazer
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: ISIRTA on 4Extra this Saturday morning
Replies: 14
Views: 3703

Re: ISIRTA on 4Extra this Saturday morning

There was a nice 3hr celebration on (twice) today; it fair zips along!
by Private Frazer
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Time Team - extended episode
Replies: 10
Views: 3365

Re: Time Team - extended episode

Time Team is coming back. With Sir Tony Robinson an honorary Patron (and no mention of Phil Harding so far) Tim Taylor, Carenza Lewis, Stewart Ainsworth, Helen Geake, John Gater at al. are, at first, to investigate the Broughton Estate in Oxfordshire, belonging to the Fiennes family. Great News!
by Private Frazer
Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Trevor Peacock (19 May 1931 - 8 March 2021)
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Re: Trevor Peacock (19 May 1931 - 8 March 2021)

I didn't watch 'The Vicar Of Dibley' but I do remember him being very good in a BBC Shakespeare play. R.I.P. a fine actor.
by Private Frazer
Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Teletext still alive !
Replies: 26
Views: 6293

Re: Teletext still alive !

Is it me, or is the BBC slowly but surely reducing the amount of new news content in the various sections? Some morning, I turn on and it's exactly the same as the night before. If they are secretly still planning on axing it completely, I wish they'd be honest about it. I've certainly noticed that...
by Private Frazer
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy": 7 June 1980
Replies: 3
Views: 1643

Re: "The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy": 7 June 1980

It's good to have the many different versions of THHGG to go into - from the Radio Series, the books, the TV series and the records etc. I like the TV series and the book 'So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish' the best. Of course its all thanks to Douglas Adams idea, ability to convince the BBC abou...
by Private Frazer
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Harry "Aitch" Fielder
Replies: 5
Views: 1487

Re: Harry "Aitch" Fielder

I also remember his discussions on the old forum including about being in The Protectors. Harry's website. What a lot of great shows to be in. RIP.
by Private Frazer
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: 'Doctor' actors recently on TV
Replies: 4
Views: 2212

Re: 'Doctor' actors recently on TV

BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends, 18.15 today - Sylvester McCoy
by Private Frazer
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The box that says “the adverts are coming”
Replies: 9
Views: 3281

Re: The box that says “the adverts are coming”

I’ve just been watching Robin’s Nest on DVD and they have them on there as well. It starts about 30 seconds before the end of Part 1, where I'd assume there would have been a commercial break. I’ve only watched Series 1 so far though. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen them on other DVDs as well. Interestin...
by Private Frazer
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: First Out - BBC Radio 4 Drama
Replies: 0
Views: 1037

First Out - BBC Radio 4 Drama

I listened to quite an interesting drama this afternoon at 3pm. Mike, the second born, was played by Sam Troughton - yes Patrick's grandson - (and the first twin, Jim, was Peter Sullivan). Four other voice actors played the younger twins in the flashbacks. It strangely reminded me of Richard Wison's...
by Private Frazer
Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 296
Views: 78047

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

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 i...
by Private Frazer
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Eurovision 2020/21
Replies: 8
Views: 2186

Re: Eurovision 2020/21

Which of the various Eurovision competitions are we to get this year? [/devils advocate]. The Eurovision website gives more information - Rotterdam, the Netherlands at the Ahoy Arena. 18th, 20th and 22nd May. Any country unable to attend can send a recorded live performance. All countries will agai...
by Private Frazer
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Eurovision 2020/21
Replies: 8
Views: 2186

Eurovision 2020/21

I thought the 'Eurovision : Europe Shine A Light' broadcast on 16 May 2020 was excellent. Don't know if any new technology or effects were used but the music quality sounded better than ever. There were delays (as always) in live conversations. Mon's reprise and Israel's Hallelujah were my favourite...
by Private Frazer
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 296
Views: 78047

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Pointless Celebrities
I'm looking forward to seeing how some of the people on Radio do tonight on BBC1.
by Private Frazer
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The All-Purpose Current Doctor Who (2005-) Thread
Replies: 2175
Views: 421664

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

With thankfully few time travel paradoxes to get lost in this felt to me like a good old Terry Nation adventure. As he approached the incinerator I wanted the technology guy to forget about the recycling - and the Doctor's escape was very slick.
by Private Frazer
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Philip Martin (1938-2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 1657

Re: Philip Martin (1938-2020)

I really admired his Star Cops story and sorry to hear he's passed away.
by Private Frazer
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: "The Sound of TV"
Replies: 7
Views: 2113

Re: "The Sound of TV"

The third episode is described as being about television scores (documentaries like Life on Earth were mentioned); pretty much incidental music.
by Private Frazer
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Buff Hardie 1931-2020
Replies: 0
Views: 913

Buff Hardie 1931-2020

Buff Hardie has passed away. He was the last of the entertainment trio Scotland the What? The name cleverly reflecting, of course, their gentle take on the sentiments behind the song Scotland the Brave, let us know exactly what to expect in an evening of great comedy and music. I learned today that...
by Private Frazer
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: We Love Dad's Army
Replies: 2
Views: 1162

We Love Dad's Army

I enjoyed this Channel 5 documentary with lots of new (to me) looks behind the scenes. I especially liked them in/on Jones's van in the London to Brighton car run. It was nice to, at least, hear Ian Lavender's 2020 comments; maybe done over the phone or from the radio? Good to see Caroline Dowdeswel...