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Spice Cat10/05/2014 18:27:13
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OK, it's raining like it's not going to end, again, so I am left to musing. Now that we have sort out Norbert Dentressangle, diagonal or straight cut sarnies, I fell to musing on another thread that mentioned some programmes of years gone by.

Triangle; set on board a ferry and by all accounts was ground breaking as it was some sort of direct link video feed or some such. Moderately cringeworthy.

El Dorado; ex-pats in the Spanish sun. Less said soonest mended.

Howard's Way; the only way I survived was to count the number of times they said 'business'

The Collectors (I think) about a friendly (?) group of customs officers.

The Sandbaggers; James Bond on the cheap

Albion Market; a serious attempt to wrest Eastenders of its crown

Happy Days. Sort of.

Pete B - Moderator10/05/2014 18:45:51
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Posted by Spice Cat on 10/05/2014 18:27:13:

Happy Days. Sort of.

Do you mean the one with 'the Fonz'? I remember that, SC.....teeth 2

Pete

Darran10/05/2014 19:16:02
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How about the onedin line or poldark I as a child was forced to watch these as my parents watched them. There was also danger uxb and others too

Phil 910/05/2014 19:22:06
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my wife watches "Return to Eden" on dvd over and over

If you don't remember it was the Australian version of Dallas

 

Also if you remember "it ain't half hot mum" the BBC recently decided it is too un PC to ever be screened on British TV again dont know

 

Edited By Phil 9 on 10/05/2014 19:30:07

Codename-John10/05/2014 19:31:37
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The Battle of Britain is on channel 5, only just started, if your that bored lol

Andrew76710/05/2014 19:49:42
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Posted by Phil 9 on 10/05/2014 19:22:06:

my wife watches "Return to Eden" on dvd over and over

If you don't remember it was the Australian version of Dallas

Also if you remember "it ain't half hot mum" the BBC recently decided it is too un PC to ever be screened on British TV again dont know

Edited By Phil 9 on 10/05/2014 19:30:07

Is that true Phil?..........What on earth will they do with Father Ted then?

Andrew

Phil 910/05/2014 20:18:30
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I afraid it is true

Andrew76710/05/2014 20:45:28
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Thats sad Phil.......if unsurprising .....but thanks for the link.

Andrew

Phil Green10/05/2014 20:47:28
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For years I've been trying to get a copy of the old Blue Peter episode where John Noakes flew a Super 60 on Salisbury Plain using a single-channel RCS Guidance System. I've tried to contact John via his agent, tried the TV historians, I even got the BMFA to lobby the BBC to trawl the archives.

I believe it was one of the of the first publicly-aired R/C flying demonstrations from the period, certainly one of the very few recorded instances of early single-channel flying. I would love to see it again!

Cheers

Phil

John Privett10/05/2014 21:03:33
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I'd not heard of that Blue Peter episode, and I used to be an avid Blue Peter watcher as a child and certainly don't remember seeing it. I think we're a similar age too, Phil. (vintage 1958!)

I do recall once they had some electric RTP planes and I wrote to the BBC asking for more info. I got a nice letter back referring me to the M.A.P Book, which I duly bought. I probably still have the book somewhere, though I've not seen it for years, decades even!

Spice Cat10/05/2014 21:03:43
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Ah, Blue Peter, apparently the logo was devised by Tony Hart of Vision On/Morph fame. John Noakes jumping with the Red Devils from 25,000 feet if memory serves correctly. Brilliant episodes and of course the incident with the elephant......

Another series I sat through was something called 'Spearhead' about a Army unit. Can't remember much about it though.

As for being forced to sit through tv programmes, The Brothers was my nemesis.

Anyway, back to having to sit through Eurovision. Least said..... for legal reasons.

John Privett10/05/2014 21:08:03
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Posted by John Privett on 10/05/2014 21:03:33:

I got a nice letter back referring me to the M.A.P Book, which I duly bought. I probably still have the book somewhere, though I've not seen it for years, decades even!

Might have been this book, though I thought the cover was a bit plainer on mine (maybe mine was an earlier edition?)

cymaz10/05/2014 21:08:33
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Jack Hargreaves in Out of Town.....life was simpler thenmoon

Phil Green10/05/2014 21:20:37
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Posted by Spice Cat on 10/05/2014 21:03:43:

Anyway, back to having to sit through Eurovision. Least said..... for legal reasons.

Battle of Britain on't tother side!

Spice Cat10/05/2014 21:31:37
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Posted by Phil Green on 10/05/2014 21:20:37:
Posted by Spice Cat on 10/05/2014 21:03:43:

Anyway, back to having to sit through Eurovision. Least said..... for legal reasons.

Battle of Britain on't tother side!

Have you met my wife??face 21

IanR10/05/2014 21:46:32
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Monday: Picture Book

Tuesday: Andy Pandy

Wednesday: Flowerpot Men

Thursday: Rag Tag and Bobtail

Friday: Woodentops

Watch With Mother...ahhh

John Privett10/05/2014 21:53:10
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Posted by Phil 9 on 10/05/2014 20:18:30:

I afraid it is true

Possibly...

But saying that an article in the Daily Wail says so and saying that it's true aren't necessarily the same thing... thinking

Tony F10/05/2014 22:00:55
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Anyone remember this series ? **LINK**

And Blakes 7 ? I miss old telly wink

Tony

Martin Harris10/05/2014 22:05:06
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Anyone remember Space Patrol? No-one at work did and I had to buy a DVD of rediscovered episodes to prove I wasn't hallucinating...

It had the episode which was the only bit of TV that I ever remember being frightened by - The Robot Revolution - where the robots at the underwater farm had their circuit boards corroded by seawater and turned into homicidal maniacs, braining people with enormous spanners...there was something about the sheer menace of a mechanical malevolence that scared the pants off a 7 year old me.

I managed to watch it from the right side of the sofa this time but it was surprisingly violent for a children's (rather surreal) puppet show!

Pete B - Moderator10/05/2014 22:15:29
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Yes, I remember Space Patrol, Martin - especially the rather haunting theme music. Mind you, I remember Four Feather Falls too.....we're showing our age..... smile o

Pete

Edited By Pete B - Moderator on 10/05/2014 22:24:10

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