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by stearn
Thu May 13, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Morecambe and Wise jumping ship
Replies: 33
Views: 982

Re: Morecambe and Wise jumping ship

My subscription to the British Newspaper Archive lapsed a couple of months ago, but even in the cheap seats you can still do a limited amount of searching. On 2.2.78 ...Billy Marsh said that Morecambe and Wise had been approached by Thames about three or four months ago. But there has been absolutel...
by stearn
Sun May 09, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Morecambe and Wise jumping ship
Replies: 33
Views: 982

Re: Morecambe and Wise jumping ship

There might be something on file at Caversham about what the Beeb were willing to pay, but I would have expected someone to have found it by now, especially as the Indie article was from 2007. I have no idea if paperwork from Thames still exists or where you might go to find it. I doubt the families...
by stearn
Sat May 08, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Morecambe and Wise jumping ship
Replies: 33
Views: 982

Re: Morecambe and Wise jumping ship

I thought it was all down to the films with Thames offering Euston Films. As has been said, they were on the gradual slide downwards and Eric's heart attack didn't help. For me, there are two musical numbers that stand out from the Thames series and they are at each end of the scale. The low was the...
by stearn
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Newspaper readers" joke in Yes Prime Minister
Replies: 18
Views: 3655

Re: "Newspaper readers" joke in Yes Prime Minister

An allusion to the oldest profession, perhaps, not that using sex to sell papers was anything new.
by stearn
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Overseas (Archives and Schedules)
Replies: 11
Views: 2514

Re: Overseas (Archives and Schedules)

The original microfilming would have been the tediously slow bit. The scanning from microfilm is actually quite quick and automated. Thanks for the link as it is always interesting to see the formats of other listing magazines and what was being broadcast.
by stearn
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Talking Pictures - more 'No Hiding Place' episodes
Replies: 41
Views: 6437

Re: Talking Pictures - more 'No Hiding Place' episodes

I remembered at 1am this morning so got up and set the timer!
by stearn
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: US TV shows that had different titles in UK
Replies: 17
Views: 2137

Re: US TV shows that had different titles in UK

Would it be more to do with syndication broadcasts after the initial US transmission causing the confusion with another series of the same name rather than it being a year later and being thought fresh in the viewers mind? There was no chance of two different series of the same name turning up at th...
by stearn
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Dick Turpin
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: Dick Turpin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Turpin_(TV_series) Seems to have the basics. Not sure how accurate as haven't revisited the series since it was first broadcast. Network were usually pretty good with sleeve information regarding transmission dates etc. and I am sure they did get around to releasin...
by stearn
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: US TV shows that had different titles in UK
Replies: 17
Views: 2137

Re: US TV shows that had different titles in UK

Taggart was sold overseas and that didn't seem to suffer from having no Taggart, although I don't know if the title was changed.

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/121 ... v-exports/
by stearn
Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor in charge
Replies: 3
Views: 679

Re: Doctor in charge

No, first ep listed in TVTimes on 9 April 1972 and made the front cover.
by stearn
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Benny Green - "Big Band Hour"
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: Benny Green - "Big Band Hour"

Sorry Brock, I updated the entry as you posted. I've had it clarified that it was BRMB that broadcast them by someone that has a current subscription to the British Newspaper Archive. The snippet view available to non-subscribers isn't that easy to glean info from, especially as the OCR isn't the gr...
by stearn
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Benny Green - "Big Band Hour"
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: Benny Green - "Big Band Hour"

The website says " I became a lowly station assistant at BBC Radio Birmingham, now Radio WM, and was then the first voice on BRMB, where I stayed for almost twenty-five years." about BRIAN SAVIN. Doing a quick search on the British Newspaper Archive there are entries for late 81 and mid 82 in Midlan...
by stearn
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ATV archive donated to the bfi
Replies: 9
Views: 1641

Re: ATV archive donated to the bfi

Have you contacted the BFI? They would be the ones who would be likely to know what they have been given. I doubt they would pass on more information like the condition, but it always a good idea to try the horses mouth first.
by stearn
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??
Replies: 17
Views: 1951

Re: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??

Brock wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:44 pm
Quite apart from anything else, everyone knows that Sooty can't speak except by whispering in the puppeteer's ear...
Are you auditioning for a column somewhere?
by stearn
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??
Replies: 17
Views: 1951

Re: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??

It is Daily Mail readers that are always accused of living in the past? Perhaps that makes everything current and satirical!
by stearn
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??
Replies: 17
Views: 1951

Re: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??

No, not an Eye reader, nor a Mail reader either. As he has been a columnist for a while I'm sure the Mail readership will have spotted it was tongue in cheek immediately. I was aware of Brown (1966 and all that immediately sprung to mind) but haven't listened to his more recent series.
by stearn
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??
Replies: 17
Views: 1951

Re: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??

Was it really satire? It seemed more like schoolboy humour to me. Perhaps satirical standards have dropped and we can expect a lot more like filler this. With fake news most definitely at the forefront these days, and research only being cursory in many cases, I would have thought any publication wo...
by stearn
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??
Replies: 17
Views: 1951

Re: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??

A single stop, but the original Uxbridge station was replaced with the current one and the track alignment disappeared under sidings - possibly an interesting half hour programme if anyone wished to make it. It being a short run is not obvious to anyone who isn't local or who has an interest in rail...
by stearn
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??
Replies: 17
Views: 1951

Re: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??

"On ITV at peak time on a Saturday"?

As has been said, an obvious April Fools article that someone launched early.
by stearn
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Poirot
Replies: 21
Views: 4771

Re: Poirot

Thanks Andrew. Bought.
by stearn
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Charlotte Cornwell 26 April 1949 - 16 January 2021
Replies: 1
Views: 755

Charlotte Cornwell 26 April 1949 - 16 January 2021

Rock Follies, obviously, and much more. Her name came up in a thread elsewhere and the name was familiar, but not the face, so I googled and read the Wikipedia. The first I knew of her death.

Obit from the Graun: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radi ... l-obituary
by stearn
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: Issues with PMs (Private Messges)
Replies: 3
Views: 1230

Re: Issues with PMs (Private Messges)

Can you try clearing your browser cache [ctrl+F5]? [update] It appears there is a cookie/cache issue more generally in the last couple of months. Often this is attributed to Chrome/Android phone users, but as that is the largest browser market and there are a few reports on Firefox and Opera, it is ...
by stearn
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: Issues with PMs (Private Messges)
Replies: 3
Views: 1230

Re: Issues with PMs (Private Messges)

Thanks DoubleM for giving me details - I'll see what I can do. PMs have been working for me even though I suspected that there were some issues with others. Although admins can sign in as other users (to view the board as they do, so supposedly see any issues they are experiencing) it doesn't extend...
by stearn
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'
Replies: 40
Views: 7828

Re: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'

If you are having problems with the PMs can you let me know - open a new thread - as I can try to investigate. Admin have no way to check or tinker with individual users PMs so I can only test out using a dummy account. That isn't necessarily the same as normal use so it is difficult to spot any ope...
by stearn
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Royal Family' leaked
Replies: 15
Views: 2990

Re: 'Royal Family' leaked

I'd read make available as release commercially in some form
by stearn
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: Members past and present
Replies: 19
Views: 9241

Re: Members past and present

I've just heard back that your email had been received but into the spam folder. Look out for a reply!
by stearn
Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Royal Family' leaked
Replies: 15
Views: 2990

Re: 'Royal Family' leaked

Home schooling is taking it's toll! B+, I must try harder!