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I just misread my clock this morning, but only missed the first 10 minutes or so. I was only trying to get half an hour lay in, but it spread. How ever an enjoyable episode again a show that had different directors for the Studio and film sections. I liked the view of the gallery during the in show TV show interview. Also the way they went from the hurried insertion of an End of Part one caption in it, even showing the TV cameras moving in on the card with it written on and then putting the NHP caption behind it for the real "End of Part One".

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stearn wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:49 am
I remembered at 1am this morning so got up and set the timer!
Nice one, it certainly was a great bit of scheduling!
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Brian F wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:31 am
I just misread my clock this morning, but only missed the first 10 minutes or so. I was only trying to get half an hour lay in, but it spread. How ever an enjoyable episode again a show that had different directors for the Studio and film sections. I liked the view of the gallery during the in show TV show interview. Also the way they went from the hurried insertion of an End of Part one caption in it, even showing the TV cameras moving in on the card with it written on and then putting the NHP caption behind it for the real "End of Part One".
Yes, it was a really good episode, I thought, nice script from Larry Forrester and impressive studio direction from Christopher Hodson.

The 'End of Part One' caption idea was really clever, and I was wondering if they used another studio gallery for those scenes with John Cater.

It seemed a more polished production than last weeks episode, which was done five months later!

Nice print again, apart from one or two tram lines.
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Mark wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:58 am
The 'End of Part One' caption idea was really clever
The use of the End of Part One caption was great. A nice bit of inventive work.
Mark wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:58 am
I was wondering if they used another studio gallery for those scenes with John Cater.
I thought the same thing. It looks a lot to me like the gallery in Studio 1 which is now the site of the Wembley Park McDonalds. I very much doubt that the people sitting in that restaurant have any idea that they're occupying such an historical plot of land. Just about anyone who was anyone in pop music during the 1960s has performed or mimed in that very space whilst on Ready Steady Go!

I'm guessing the main studio production was in one half of the huge Studio 5 with Studio 1 being used for the gallery and talk show set. You'd only have to take a hop, skip and a jump through the reception area to flit between the studios during a live broadcast. Or nip round the rear scenery dock.

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BTW if you spot Vacant Possession in the TP schedule (they do show it fairly frequently) it is from the AR series Blackmail

A rather amusing bit of fun.

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Tim D wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:28 pm
Mark wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:58 am
The 'End of Part One' caption idea was really clever
The use of the End of Part One caption was great. A nice bit of inventive work.
Mark wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:58 am
I was wondering if they used another studio gallery for those scenes with John Cater.
I thought the same thing. It looks a lot to me like the gallery in Studio 1 which is now the site of the Wembley Park McDonalds. I very much doubt that the people sitting in that restaurant have any idea that they're occupying such an historical plot of land. Just about anyone who was anyone in pop music during the 1960s has performed or mimed in that very space whilst on Ready Steady Go!

I'm guessing the main studio production was in one half of the huge Studio 5 with Studio 1 being used for the gallery and talk show set. You'd only have to take a hop, skip and a jump through the reception area to flit between the studios during a live broadcast. Or nip round the rear scenery dock.
Looked like plenty of time for Warren Mitchell to get round there, clever way to do it indeed.

In the episode "Dead Ringer", there was a scene where the camera moves with Lander towards the customs chap for a bit of banter, allowing Francis to nip back to his office set for the next scene, all part of the logistics of Live TV, great stuff.

It is sad about Wembley, all those great shows
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fatcat wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:41 pm
BTW if you spot Vacant Possession in the TP schedule (they do show it fairly frequently) it is from the AR series Blackmail

A rather amusing bit of fun.
Knew about it but keep missing it!...will watch out for it again.
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A better chance to see the excellent "Inquest On An Idol" episode on TPTV at 5pm today.
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They have found another one!!!
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Mark wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 9:08 pm
They have found another one!!!

Maybe they have discovered the mysterious truck (from legend and tall stories) that turned up at AR. Kingsway in July 68...collected
all the programmes ..and was never seen again LOL

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More likely a worker there at the time who collected films and smuggled a few out. I know of a film dealer who bought a massive collection of films including 16mm and 35mm this year and said that TPTV had bought some. If so they are all gone now as I couldn't see any when I visited recently and heard him saying this.

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Interesting thought, but I would rather it was something along the lines of fatcat's idea, a motherload of A-R material.

It's something like 14 episodes of "No Hiding Place" so far, so it's a little odd it's mostly that, (apart from "The Barnstormers", which has yet to be screened, not even sure how many of that has been recovered) are they just concentrating on "NHP" because it's a big series.

If it is a treasure trove of material, then surely some "Orlando" and "Sexton Blake" would turn up.
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Now there is a wishful thought Sexton Blake and Orlando turning up,my goodness they made enough episodes
and you would have thought Thames would have kept some SB with the final 2 seasons at least in colour.

Just a reminder too that TPTV announced a few months ago they had obtained some BOYD QC shows,
so here's hoping they are indeed going through a treasure trove.

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Forgot about the "Boyd QC" ones, something else to look forward to.

True about "SB" and "Orlando", so many, so there must be a chance.

Some more "Our Man At St Mark's" (especially the Phillips ones) and the underrated "Riviera Police" wouldn't go amiss either.!
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TPTV have been in the Rediffusion cave again and discovered an episode of kids show Badger's Bend

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Wow...more A-R goodies!...ever closer to some "Orlando" and "SB".

Good series, "Badgers Bend" as well.
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"Contents Noted" was another good episode, with a simple but entertaining plot.

Lots of filmed scenes ( a good few for location finding), and a couple of Library tracks used throughout, familiar from shows like "Freewheelers".

TPTV muted a word twice, 'Bitch', I think it was, quality of print wasn't bad.

Ian Fordyce did a good job with direction, including a crane shot for just one scene, although in the scene when the gang return to the flat, the shadow of Geordie could be seen behind them, just before he was supposed to have arrived, but only for a second!
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