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by stearn
Mon Jun 28, 2021 6:14 pm
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

Knowles, John Clegg and Don Estelle had been in Dad's Army, so you could argue the rep was being formed during that shows run.
by stearn
Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC Programme Index
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: BBC Programme Index

More likely because of this: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03kpwv9 - listed as Radio 4, Home Service and Third Programme, but on a Radio4 web page. I think it originally was part of an archive collection - a separate strand of microsites covering specific topics. They were very good but disconti...
by stearn
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC Programme Index
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: BBC Programme Index

You are quite right, you can now do a single search, although Desert Island Discs doesn't have just one dedicated site, it has two in addition to being featured in listings! https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/b006qnmr?page=116 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnmr/episodes/player I did say thoug...
by stearn
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: BBC Programme Index
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: BBC Programme Index

Not sure about a massive improvement. From what I can tell, is it all the same notes, just not in the same order, with the basic Genome archive data and the PIPs data (that was/is available via https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes) essentially the same. There have been some cosmetic changes, but it look...
by stearn
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: World In Action episode help.
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: World In Action episode help.

This: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/7f318fb0-860b-4487-a1e5-93a33a0d613f may be of some use. There is only a generic listing for that transmission in the TVTimes (at least for the Central edition I have here. I am guessing the person I bought the batch from was visiting family ...
by stearn
Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Coming soon on Freeview Channels
Replies: 308
Views: 89644

Re: Coming soon on Freeview Channels

Great though it is to get these episodes, the random scheduling is a bit annoying. Hear, hear! I don't have TV on much, and don't always remember to check the TPTV schedules so have annoyingly missed a couple of episodes of series recently. I just hope that they come round again and I spot them in ...
by stearn
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Holby City Cancellation
Replies: 15
Views: 1524

Re: Holby City Cancellation

To be honest, I was surprised it was actually still going. I don't watch a great deal of telly and have actively avoided shows where there is blood, gore, and needles, but I'd say 23 years for a spin off from a series that first started in 1986, it has had a good run. It must get to a point where th...
by stearn
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Missing Postman"
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: "The Missing Postman"

It was released by SimplyHE on DVD a few years ago and an enjoyable watch.
by stearn
Fri May 21, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Overseas (Archives and Schedules)
Replies: 22
Views: 4498

Re: Overseas (Archives and Schedules)

This suggests it was shown, but I haven't found listings yet:
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/arti ... 20green%22
by stearn
Wed May 19, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Morecambe and Wise jumping ship
Replies: 45
Views: 4300

Re: Morecambe and Wise jumping ship

Abbot made the cover of the Radio Times on 3 occasions, which is a very good rate. He was on the cover of TVTimes twice AFAIK, but one of those times was the Christmas double.
by stearn
Thu May 13, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Morecambe and Wise jumping ship
Replies: 45
Views: 4300

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: 45
Views: 4300

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: 45
Views: 4300

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: 4765

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: 22
Views: 4498

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: 46
Views: 9575

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: 3354

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: 1208

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: 3354

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: 1064

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: 1259

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: 1259

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: 2333

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: 3081

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: 3081

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: 3081

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.