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by brigham
Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: United! (BBC 1965-67)
Replies: 10
Views: 567

Re: United! (BBC 1965-67)

I suppose 199 Park Lane was a home-grown 77 Sunset Strip?
by brigham
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Stranger Things: When sitcoms strain to be different
Replies: 11
Views: 1129

Re: Stranger Things: When sitcoms strain to be different

I had completely forgotten that one.
A sort of mediæval 'Flashman'?
by brigham
Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 701
Views: 177892

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

paul.austin wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:06 am
Ace is about the only 16 year old in Britain that refuses to use naughty words. She also only seems to only use her explosives on robots or Daleks.
You appear to have forgotten the entire Grange Hill sixth-form!
by brigham
Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "The Golden Shot"
Replies: 10
Views: 1662

Re: "The Golden Shot"

I had completely forgotten Norman Vaughan.

Roses grow on him!
by brigham
Mon May 24, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Studios re naming ethnic actors
Replies: 5
Views: 946

Re: Studios re naming ethnic actors

...And the Bronte sisters, too.
by brigham
Tue May 18, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Morecambe and Wise jumping ship
Replies: 45
Views: 4411

Re: Morecambe and Wise jumping ship

Morecambe and Wise were quite accustomed to being 'buried'. As far as I recollect, they started their television career in just that way.
They didn't let it bother them too much, thankfully!
by brigham
Mon May 17, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The BBC Jack de Manio show
Replies: 8
Views: 1130

Re: The BBC Jack de Manio show

He'd been a Announcer for many years prior to TODAY, of course.
by brigham
Sat May 15, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Maigret the original series blue ray
Replies: 6
Views: 967

Re: Maigret the original series blue ray

Been waiting a long time for this one.
by brigham
Wed May 12, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Early Armchair theatre on videotape
Replies: 34
Views: 3467

Re: Early Armchair theatre on videotape

"...A for Andromeda to Zoo Time: Television Holdings of the National Film and Television Archive, 1936-1979"

Ordered. Thanks.

Don't know how I missed that one.
by brigham
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: Targeted Satellite Signal
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: Targeted Satellite Signal

Another tech. nightmare rears its ugly head!
by brigham
Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Murray Walker (10 October 1923 – 13 March 2021)
Replies: 3
Views: 1214

Re: Murray Walker (10 October 1923 – 13 March 2021)

The two distinctive voices of a childhood Saturday afternoon;
Peter O'Sullevan and Murray Walker.
RIP.
by brigham
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers
Replies: 35
Views: 12279

Re: It's the cops wot dunnit! Crime drama spoilers

This is one of the reasons why I stopped watching television.
by brigham
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??
Replies: 17
Views: 3120

Re: Basil Brush meets Chairman Mao ??

I'm impressed.
Looking out for Craig Brown now...
by brigham
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 128
Views: 31454

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

"Baby Boomers" is just an insult now.

It's come about because Millennials daren't say "Old B***ards"
by brigham
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Royal Family' leaked
Replies: 15
Views: 3921

Re: 'Royal Family' leaked

It's an interesting historical document.
Time it was available on DVD.
by brigham
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Eurovision 2020/21
Replies: 8
Views: 2660

Re: Eurovision 2020/21

Which of the various Eurovision competitions are we to get this year? [/devils advocate].
by brigham
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Barbara Shelley (1932-2021)
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

Re: Barbara Shelley (1932-2021)

So sad.
Wonderful as Barbara Judd in 'Quatermass and the Pit'.
I'll watch that tonight, as my poor attempt at a tribute.
by brigham
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 701
Views: 177892

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

I think that everybody got a taste of their favourite era much sooner with the release policy adopted.

If you had been an enthusiast of the egregious McCoy, you would have had a very long wait before the tosser appeared.
by brigham
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 701
Views: 177892

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

I wish they'd done these Season sets on DVD all along. Rather than a single release with 2 25 minute episodes We'd have had a long wait between releases. Too long in some cases. How is that different from the long waits for the individual story releases? I'll let you work that out for yourself. Sea...
by brigham
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'
Replies: 48
Views: 11724

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

Looks like I'll have to bite the bullet, and buy a 'paperback'.
by brigham
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs
Replies: 701
Views: 177892

Re: Doctor Who Classic Series and DVDs

Richard Charles Skryngestone wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:55 pm
I wish they'd done these Season sets on DVD all along.

Rather than a single release with 2 25 minute episodes
We'd have had a long wait between releases.
Too long in some cases.
by brigham
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Misremembered titles
Replies: 35
Views: 8020

Re: Misremembered titles

The last one makes just as little sense!
by brigham
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Ravensbourne University London - BBC Motion Graphics Archive
Replies: 1
Views: 996

Re: Ravensbourne University London - BBC Motion Graphics Archive

Excellent site.
Makes you realise how much vintage television you HAVEN'T seen.
by brigham
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Christmas Day on BBC1 1946-2020
Replies: 16
Views: 3900

Re: Christmas Day on BBC1 1946-2020

Sorry! I was having a laugh.
The idea of showing a pre-recorded circus inside a big top somehow tickled me.
Did you see Billy's grand-daughter, Yasmin? She was wonderful. She could stand up on a horse!
I wanted to marry her, but the Guv'nor wouldn't let me.
I WAS only seven at the time.
by brigham
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 128
Views: 31454

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

I suppose it's dated by the computers; they seem to change quicker than motor-car styling.
by brigham
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Christmas Day on BBC1 1946-2020
Replies: 16
Views: 3900

Re: Christmas Day on BBC1 1946-2020

squidney wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:34 pm
Living in Windsor as a kid, going to the Christmas Circus was a part of my childhood for several years, though by the 1970s they had learnt their lesson and the circus was pre recorded months in advance.
Pre-recorded? What did they show it on?
Multi-screen Eidophors?
by brigham
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: British Comics
Topic: Flook : new Wally Fawkes interview and article
Replies: 21
Views: 9433

Re: Flook : new Wally Fawkes interview and article

So people actually READ these incomprehensible newspaper strips?
by brigham
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: This Is Music Hall (BBC 1955)
Replies: 16
Views: 3834

Re: This Is Music Hall (BBC 1955)

I watched this same 'crap telly', along with the 'grown-ups' at the time, and we all enjoyed it.
by brigham
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: We Love Dad's Army
Replies: 2
Views: 1359

Re: We Love Dad's Army

Enjoy it now, before John Laurie's portrayal of a Scotsman becomes 'inappropriate for today's audience'.
by brigham
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: This Is Music Hall (BBC 1955)
Replies: 16
Views: 3834

Re: This Is Music Hall (BBC 1955)

Why don't we (they?) just declare 'anything over ten years old isn't suitable for today's New Victorians' and be done with it?