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by Brock
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Magic, our Maurice"
Replies: 3
Views: 1100

"Magic, our Maurice"

On the subject of misquotes, did Selwyn Froggitt (Bill Maynard) ever actually say "Magic, our Maurice"? He certainly said "Magic" a lot, and he certainly referred to his brother as "our Maurice"; but whether the two actually occurred together I wouldn't like to say. I found this interview in Norther...
by Brock
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Worst-remembered line in TV?
Replies: 16
Views: 3848

Re: Worst-remembered line in TV?

...which reminds me of all the schoolboy-sniggery quotes which aren't in Captain Pugwash. I was under the impression that "Master Bates, Seaman Staines, and Roger the Cabin Boy" were invented by Victor Lewis-Smith for an article in the short-lived Sunday Correspondent , but the Snopes article here ...
by Brock
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Worst-remembered line in TV?
Replies: 16
Views: 3848

Re: Worst-remembered line in TV?

John Hoare on tracing the source of a recent addition to the field of misremembered Fawlty Towers quotes - http://www.dirtyfeed.org/2020/11/faulty-whats-wrong-with-him/ Oh, that article is brilliant . Thanks for sharing it. What I particularly like about it is that, almost as an afterthought, he re...
by Brock
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 122
Views: 22894

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

Yes, he did get that one wrong. Having been listening to Andy's Television Show since the 1980s I'm fairly sure he will know that so I suspect he recorded the links separately and maybe the track was mislabelled in the system. Gosh, has it been going that long? What station was it on? Serenade Radi...
by Brock
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 122
Views: 22894

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

Don't think I can sort this lot out until tomorrow... But I'm gobsmacked by Crown Court . What did he say? "Most people ask for the end theme, but this is the beginning theme." Or something like that. The one he played was "Distant Hills" - the end theme. The beginning theme was from the fourth move...
by Brock
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Still With Us
Replies: 166
Views: 51485

Re: Still With Us

John Alderton is 80 today.

(I think the qualifying age for this thread was set at 85, but it hasn't had any posts for a while.)
by Brock
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 122
Views: 22894

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

Most interesting selection this week was the Channel 4 News theme by Alan Hawkshaw - and to answer Andy M's question, I believe it's still in use to this day. I think my highlight had to be the finale from Prokofiev's Symphony No 1, known as the "Classical" Symphony (not "Classic" - Andy M please no...
by Brock
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Tim Brooke-Taylor (1940-2020)
Replies: 19
Views: 6998

Re: Tim Brooke-Taylor (1940-2020)

The last two episodes of ISIHAC that Tim recorded before his death will be broadcast at the start of the new series starting on 30th November:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000pw82
by Brock
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Misremembered titles
Replies: 35
Views: 6166

Re: Misremembered titles

And there's the dispute over The Steve Jones Game(s) Show, which I don't think we ever quite resolved - see this thread. (I believe it started out with an "s", which was subsequently dropped.)
by Brock
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Misremembered titles
Replies: 35
Views: 6166

Re: Misremembered titles

Going back to the earlier issue of whether "Till Death Us Do Part" or "Till Death Do Us Part" is the correct version: it looks as though the first is the original one, still used by the Church of England, and the second is a more recent (North American?) version. Wikipedia in a footnote says 'the ph...
by Brock
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 122
Views: 22894

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

From Wikipedia: "Mah Nà Mah Nà" was a hit in many countries in 1968–1969. In the U.S., it peaked at #55 in the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and #44 on the Cash Box magazine chart in October 1969. It also reached #12 on the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart. In Canada the song reached #22 in the RPM M...
by Brock
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 122
Views: 22894

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

captainpigeon wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:14 am
Mark wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:51 am

Wasn't there a bit of a fuss over the "Strangers" theme, at the time, sounding like a well known song?...can't recall the title though.

The Strangers theme is very similar to "Birdland" by Weather Report.
Indeed - we even had a thread about it here.
by Brock
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Des O'Connor (1932-2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 763

Re: Des O'Connor (1932-2020)

Des had the coveted BBC2 Monday night slot opposite Panorama and World in Action for a while. Here's an introduction I'll always remember: https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/schedules/bbctwo/england/1981-11-09#at-20.10 "A French feel to tonight's show. We have Jeannine Burnier... Mireille Mathieu... [exagg...
by Brock
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Misremembered titles
Replies: 35
Views: 6166

Re: Misremembered titles

spflog1 wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:29 pm
Continuing with my early seventies kid's TV examples, BBC1's 1972 show Fingerbobs is often erroneously named after its main character Fingermouse.
Fingermouse was the title of the follow-up 1985 series.
by Brock
Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Misremembered titles
Replies: 35
Views: 6166

Re: Misremembered titles

I seem to recall the late Charlie Chester making a subtle change and referring to Till Death Do Us Part. Of course, Charlie was correct. Till Death Us Do Part is an example of a title that is itself a misquote. Are you sure? "I N. take thee N. to my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day fo...
by Brock
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Misremembered titles
Replies: 35
Views: 6166

Re: Misremembered titles

My dear old grandmother, God bless her, loved her telly but would never know the correct name of any show she watched. My late great-aunt was like that. "This is Life" was one of her favourite titles, which could mean That's Life , This is Your Life , Where There's Life... or any other show with "L...
by Brock
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Misremembered titles
Replies: 35
Views: 6166

Re: Misremembered titles

I think the Daily Mirror used to list "The Phil Silvers Show" as "Sergeant Bilko" when it was on BBC1? Yes, I remember that. As I've already said earlier in the thread, the Radio Times listed it as "Sergeant Bilko" during the 70s, and I assume that other publications receiving listings from the BBC...
by Brock
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Des O'Connor (1932-2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 763

Des O'Connor (1932-2020)

"TV legend" seems the only way to describe him:

https://www.itv.com/news/2020-11-15/tv- ... es-aged-88

BBC obituary
by Brock
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Misremembered titles
Replies: 35
Views: 6166

Re: Misremembered titles

That's not the only spurious "s" I've come across. If I had a pound for every time I heard someone talk about Spitting Images...
by Brock
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 122
Views: 22894

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

Did Andy M slip up this week? He played "Mars, The Bringer of War" from Gustav Holst's Planets suite, announcing it as the theme to the Thames TV adaptation of Quatermass starring John Mills. I never saw the Thames version, but Wikipedia says it had theme music by Nic Rowley and Marc Wilkinson. As f...
by Brock
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Misremembered titles
Replies: 35
Views: 6166

Re: Misremembered titles

I never heard anyone refer to The Phil Silvers Show as anything but "Bilko". That's an interesting one because the BBC actually promoted the programme under that title, amongst others. Looking through Genome, it appears that reruns were billed in 1961 as "The Best of Bilko" and in 1966 as "Bilko Re...
by Brock
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Misremembered titles
Replies: 35
Views: 6166

Misremembered titles

From misremembered lines to misremembered titles. I was listening to Richard Coles on Radio 4's Saturday Live this morning, talking about "an episode of The Kids From 'Fame' ". There was no such programme, of course: The Kids from "Fame" were a group put together by some of the cast of the American ...
by Brock
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Worst-remembered line in TV?
Replies: 16
Views: 3848

Re: Worst-remembered line in TV?

voyager wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:10 pm
Of course there's the generic "Beam me up, Scotty" from Star Trek which was never said in any of the episodes but is often quoted.
That's always misquoted the same way, though. I was looking more for lines that everyone vaguely remembers, but no one can get quite right.
by Brock
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Worst-remembered line in TV?
Replies: 16
Views: 3848

Re: Worst-remembered line in TV?

I deliberately left out the correct version to see how many people remembered it! (I confess that I had to check myself.)
by Brock
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Worst-remembered line in TV?
Replies: 16
Views: 3848

Worst-remembered line in TV?

"Well, I think we just ran out of Waldorfs!" This is how Basil Fawlty is quoted on IMDb - and several other places - as responding to Mr Hamilton after he asks for a Waldorf salad. Quite unbelievably, since it's something only an American would say (certainly back in the 70s). Just for fun, I did an...
by Brock
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 122
Views: 22894

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

I think I mentioned that Paul Robey (the weekday afternoon presenter) always plays a couple of TV themes in his show, and today it was a nice surprise to hear Johnny Hawksworth's theme for series 1 of George & Mildred - so much better than the bland theme that replaced it for the rest of the run!
by Brock
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 122
Views: 22894

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

"Stones" got a repeat but not evening though. Yes, that's what I thought. I seem to remember Follyfoot being described as an "early evening" series as well (maybe by one of the other presenters). Either his memory is playing tricks with him, or he has a rather different definition of "early evening...
by Brock
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: The Frost Tapes
Replies: 2
Views: 895

Re: The Frost Tapes

Edited version of the Frost/Biden interview tonight on Radio 4 at 9pm.
by Brock
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Andy Marriott's Television Show
Replies: 122
Views: 22894

Re: Andy Marriott's Television Show

A tribute to Geoffrey Palmer this week, with not only the themes from three of his best-known shows but also a clip from one of them. I think my favourite was George Fenton's theme for Shoestring . Oddest choice was ATV Today , which (as Andy M acknowledged) most listeners wouldn't have had a clue a...
by Brock
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Geoffrey Palmer (1927-2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 1083

Re: Geoffrey Palmer (1927-2020)

Very sad news. I hadn't realized how old he was - he never made it to "Still With Us".

Excellent in The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin and many other things, but I still thought first of that "slam in the lamb" commercial...