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by stearn
Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Royal Family' leaked
Replies: 15
Views: 2952

Re: 'Royal Family' leaked

But BBC 1 & 2 were both in colour at Christmas 1969? Across the whole country? I thought there were still regions that only got BBC1 in black and white and the coverage of BBC2 was still smaller than BBC1. I'll have to dig through the Handbooks as perhaps it was just colour production facilities th...
by stearn
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Royal Family' leaked
Replies: 15
Views: 2952

Re: 'Royal Family' leaked

Elizabeth R does ring a bell. It'll be on Genome and IIRC the edition of RT used the Coronation photo on the cover. It was a myth yeas ago that Royal material was locked away in a special cupboard. I actually asked the Head of Sound Archives if this was true, but it wasn't. There are certainly restr...
by stearn
Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 'Royal Family' leaked
Replies: 15
Views: 2952

Re: 'Royal Family' leaked

It continues to do the rounds. I have posted this elsewhere: A 110min slot when originally broadcast in June 1969 with a 2 minute interval, it was a 105min slot when re-broadcast on BBC1 and 2 simultaneously on Christmas day that year*. The repeat on New Years day on BBC1 was 105min, as was the repe...
by stearn
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ATV and the 1970-71 Colour Strike.
Replies: 57
Views: 14105

Re: ATV and the 1970-71 Colour Strike.

I've only just had a chance to have a dig about and a newspaper listing says: An ITV Playhouse presentation about Sue, a television production assistant, who has just returned from South Africa and a documentary assignment on Soweto. The experience has affected her deeply. She has nightmares and won...
by stearn
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ATV and the 1970-71 Colour Strike.
Replies: 57
Views: 14105

Re: ATV and the 1970-71 Colour Strike.

Aren't there some Blue Peters that are telerecordings into the 80s? I'm sure someone has mentioned that here before, obviously BBC, not ATV, and Biddy played by her own rules, but I imagine if the facilities still existed, they could be used. Was that ITV Playhouse sold overseas? Was it a case of ke...
by stearn
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Forum Notes and Queries
Topic: Members past and present
Replies: 19
Views: 9223

Re: Members past and present

PMs do work, but I don't know how often he is visiting. His email address was working the last time I needed to contact him. It may just be a case of waiting.
by stearn
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Are We Living In A Golden Age Of Archive Television?"
Replies: 8
Views: 2223

Re: "Are We Living In A Golden Age Of Archive Television?"

Another running joke was that Tim didn't get any work outside clue, which obviously wasn't true. There was one round - famous peoples answerphone messages - with TBT's - "Hi, this is Tim Brooke-Taylor, whatever it is, I'll do it!" The Goodies was one of the first things I managed to get taped off of...
by stearn
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Are We Living In A Golden Age Of Archive Television?"
Replies: 8
Views: 2223

Re: "Are We Living In A Golden Age Of Archive Television?"

BBC.co.uk/programmes picks up where Genome ends - that is why it ends with the last edition of 2009. /programmes was started around the middle of 2007, although it didn't cover everything then. By the start of 2010, all the channels were present and being populated with data, so there was no point i...
by stearn
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Are We Living In A Golden Age Of Archive Television?"
Replies: 8
Views: 2223

Re: "Are We Living In A Golden Age Of Archive Television?"

If only there was a database of Radio Times listings going up to a decade ago when the BBC started publishing their schedules online
by stearn
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Michael Apted (1941 - 2021)
Replies: 15
Views: 3443

Re: Michael Apted (1941 - 2021)

My apologies for not reading your posts fully. I thought it might be fun to add the TV Times listing from World in Action, and my comment about following it up was more to do with when someone thought there was mileage in another, possibly from ratings/reception, rather than it ever being considered...
by stearn
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Michael Apted (1941 - 2021)
Replies: 15
Views: 3443

Re: Michael Apted (1941 - 2021)

fatcat wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:44 pm
I thought it started as just another episode of World in Action and at the time a series had not even been thought about..
You're quite right about the origin, I don't know whether there were any plans immediately to follow it up though.

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by stearn
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Michael Apted (1941 - 2021)
Replies: 15
Views: 3443

Re: Michael Apted (1941 - 2021)

Considering Windrush, that is less than I would have expected for non-whites. Obviously not all settled in the area, and Windrush was a major influx so had to be processed in a prepared place, later arrivals were spread out more. When I was at secondary school, there were two black boys and one Chin...
by stearn
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Basil Moss (1935-2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

Re: Basil Moss (1935-2020)

And just because I could locate the image quickly, here is a still from the Radio Times picture library nicely showing the Waggoners Walk road sign crudely tied over the top of a City of Westminster one.

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by stearn
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Tanya Roberts (1955-2021)
Replies: 4
Views: 1180

Re: Tanya Roberts (1955-2021)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-55528352

Yes, it seems less 'A View To a Kill' and more 'You Only Live Twice' or 'Die Another Day'.
by stearn
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Misremembered titles
Replies: 35
Views: 6169

Re: Misremembered titles

It may not be relevant, but it was the mid to late 80s that awful shortened nicknames like Gazza became 'popular'. Corrie may have been part of that trend.
by stearn
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Martin Lambie-Nairn (1945-2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 1044

Re: Martin Lambie-Nairn (1945-2020)

I was too young to appreciate the design that had gone into the C4 logo, but the BBC2 ones were around the time I first got a VCR and began taping the various ITC series that were repeated on the channel
by stearn
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Christmas Day on BBC1 1946-2020
Replies: 16
Views: 3015

Re: Christmas Day on BBC1 1946-2020

After a bit more digging, it would appear the film was "The Chess Game" which looks to only be a year old and from a TV series entitled The General Electric Theater. Daily Express, 27.12.57 TV film angers parents Hundreds of people telephoned protests about violence in a Ronald Colman film, "The Che...
by stearn
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Christmas Day on BBC1 1946-2020
Replies: 16
Views: 3015

Re: Christmas Day on BBC1 1946-2020

The PasB records held by the BBC would tell you exactly what was broadcast, but without access to those, consulting the popular press is the next best thing. This was what The Birmingham Daily Post (and a few other papers using the same syndicated copy) published 27 Dec: Protests to B.B.C. The B.B.C...
by stearn
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Christmas Day on BBC1 1946-2020
Replies: 16
Views: 3015

Re: Christmas Day on BBC1 1946-2020

A thriller film starring Ronald Coleman. There were audience complaints that is was hardly suitable viewing for Christmas.
by stearn
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Christmas Day on BBC1 1946-2020
Replies: 16
Views: 3015

Re: Christmas Day on BBC1 1946-2020

All good family entertainment - don't have nightmares!

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NB: Not my scan, this is from transdiffusion.org
by stearn
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: John le Carré 1931 - 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 833

John le Carré 1931 - 2020

I hesitated before adding this one. Obviously not a TV personality, but someone who has contributed, through adaptations of their books, some excellent TV and radio productions over the years, not least of all the Smiley stories and more recently The Night Manager. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/enterta...
by stearn
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'
Replies: 40
Views: 7634

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

Crikey! That looks to be comprehensive.
by stearn
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Just published - 'A THRILLER in Every Corner'
Replies: 40
Views: 7634

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

Feel free to either screengrab the contents page or post the text here. Thriller isn't a series that I got into, but I'm sure there will be interest from others.
by stearn
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Sunday Night Play - "20 new plays presented by BBC Television" (1960-61)
Replies: 7
Views: 1750

Re: The Sunday Night Play - "20 new plays presented by BBC Television" (1960-61)

My apologies, I thought it was that he was a published novelist. As a pen name, it is certainly a good one to be found with searches! That'll teach me to read the whole article before I go off down my own rabbit hole searching - RT listings, newspapers etc.!
by stearn
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Sunday Night Play - "20 new plays presented by BBC Television" (1960-61)
Replies: 7
Views: 1750

Re: The Sunday Night Play - "20 new plays presented by BBC Television" (1960-61)

I don't mean any disrespect here, but was it really a heroic feat of research to find out about Louth? Typing in Leopold Louth into the British Newspaper Archive came up with results immediately. The first result I got was from the Daily Mirror dated 3 Oct 1960: http://www.sarnold.co.uk/mc/LouthMirr...
by stearn
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: This Is Music Hall (BBC 1955)
Replies: 16
Views: 2968

Re: This Is Music Hall (BBC 1955)

One Day In the 60s was another: https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/schedules/bbctwo/england/1993-08-30 Not exactly a decade, but a studio - Lime Grove Day https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/schedules/bbctwo/england/1991-08-26 Compare this to what went out when TC closed: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rfrdn ...
by stearn
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: This Is Music Hall (BBC 1955)
Replies: 16
Views: 2968

Re: This Is Music Hall (BBC 1955)

Attitudes and expectations have changed considerably since the early 70s. There is far more choice of television and many more alternatives to it. And to take just one example, there is a reason why there aren't more circuses up and down the country, and why they don't appear on television with the ...