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Forum: TV Shows: UK 05-10-2010, 18:40
Replies: 29
Views: 2,880
Posted By adam_fransella
Annoy me? :confused: This thread is not about me...

Annoy me? :confused:

This thread is not about me - it is about "Harry And Paul"!

Watch what you like - like the other people here, you are a free agent!

And so am I!
Forum: TV Shows: UK 04-10-2010, 21:32
Replies: 29
Views: 2,880
Posted By adam_fransella
Oi! :mad: "Outnumbered" is extremely funny, and...

Oi! :mad: "Outnumbered" is extremely funny, and "My Family" was just as fun to watch for a number of years before it started to decline in quality. :cool:

But "Horne & Corden" was naff - you lose,...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 04-10-2010, 18:57
Replies: 29
Views: 2,880
Posted By adam_fransella
will any comedy fans be tuning into "Harry And Paul", from Tuesday onwards?

If the answer is 'no', that is entirely understandable - for the new series on BBC2 is arguably a series too far. :( Not only have Enfield co. gone a step backwards in being moved from BBC1 (where...
Forum: Broadcasting 06-09-2010, 22:02
Replies: 6
Views: 1,272
Posted By adam_fransella
That "GMTV" has been on the air for far longer...

That "GMTV" has been on the air for far longer than "TV-am" is somewhat unfair -
although not as bad as the overall lame results of the 1991 franchise auction!
Forum: Doctor Who 06-09-2010, 22:00
Replies: 15
Views: 1,367
Posted By adam_fransella
Sylvester McCoy also had to make do with poor...

Sylvester McCoy also had to make do with poor scripts - although the stories got better towards the end.
Forum: Doctor Who 06-09-2010, 21:31
Replies: 15
Views: 1,367
Posted By adam_fransella
In a 1998 poll for "Doctor Who Magazine", the...

In a 1998 poll for "Doctor Who Magazine", the least popular story of all time was "The Twin Dilemma", while "Time Lash" (whose budget was its biggest problem) came in 3rd place.

Even more...
Forum: Doctor Who 06-09-2010, 18:42
Replies: 15
Views: 1,367
Posted By adam_fransella
an anagram of "Time Lash", from the Colin Baker era...

...would be 'Lame S***''.

Does anyone agree?
Forum: Broadcasting 06-09-2010, 18:37
Replies: 6
Views: 1,272
Posted By adam_fransella
so, goodbye "GMTV", hello "Daybreak"...

...it is worth noting how ironic/coincidental (select whichever word fits better) it is that not only has "GMTV" ended without there being a franchise round like that which saw it replace the...
Forum: Broadcasting 29-03-2010, 09:21
Replies: 91
Views: 5,988
Posted By adam_fransella
There has already been a spin-off of Corrie - the...

There has already been a spin-off of Corrie - the short-lived "Albion Market", from 1985-86! :rolleyes:
Forum: TV Shows: UK 26-03-2010, 15:24
Replies: 432
Views: 33,710
Posted By adam_fransella
Now that "The Bill" has been axed, there is now...

Now that "The Bill" has been axed, there is now not a single trace of Thames TV left on ITV1 - is there? :(
Forum: Broadcasting 19-10-2009, 10:50
Replies: 30
Views: 4,060
Posted By adam_fransella
If only, being one of the Little Five regions,...

If only, being one of the Little Five regions, they had bid just 10 million - not as much as one of the Middle Five bid for THEIR regions!

And the attempt to get the result reversed in the High...
Forum: Broadcasting 19-10-2009, 10:47
Replies: 30
Views: 4,060
Posted By adam_fransella
Regarding Westward, did the antics of chairman...

Regarding Westward, did the antics of chairman Peter Cadbury not act as an omen of yet to come?

And I have seen some people on this site wish that HTV had been forced out in 1991/92, for being as...
Forum: Broadcasting 18-10-2009, 21:04
Replies: 30
Views: 4,060
Posted By adam_fransella
:o Fair point. No hard feelings. All that needs...

:o Fair point. No hard feelings. All that needs to be said is: 'Get better, ITV'. :p
Forum: Broadcasting 18-10-2009, 20:06
Replies: 30
Views: 4,060
Posted By adam_fransella
Why is nobody picking up on this thread??

Why is nobody picking up on this thread??
Forum: Broadcasting 18-10-2009, 11:03
Replies: 30
Views: 4,060
Posted By adam_fransella
Perhaps if Granada had been replaced by Phil...

Perhaps if Granada had been replaced by Phil Redmond's North West Television,
the structure of ITV1 would be different today, in a better sense?

This would have happened if there had not been a...
Forum: Broadcasting 18-10-2009, 11:01
Replies: 30
Views: 4,060
Posted By adam_fransella
After all, whereas TVS was predicted to lose it...

After all, whereas TVS was predicted to lose it license after the trouble caused by its purchase of MTM in 1989,
did anyone in the South West sense that TSW losing its license was inevitable?...
Forum: Broadcasting 17-10-2009, 15:23
Replies: 30
Views: 4,060
Posted By adam_fransella
Before TSW and TVS both lost their licenses, did...

Before TSW and TVS both lost their licenses, did anyone in the areas covered by these regions, sense that this would happen before the results were announced?
Forum: Broadcasting 16-10-2009, 18:15
Replies: 30
Views: 4,060
Posted By adam_fransella
Hmm, Green - a man who admitted to knowing the...

Hmm, Green - a man who admitted to knowing the price of everything, and value of nothing.

A man who, before 1991, was offered a 50% share in Thames, but wanted 100%, which he got.

A man who, given...
Forum: Broadcasting 16-10-2009, 17:28
Replies: 30
Views: 4,060
Posted By adam_fransella
a long rant about the four departing franchises

It was so sad to see Thames and TVam disappear for the wrong reasons, while TVS and TSW each brought about their own downfalls...who would have thought that from 1993, as the conditions of the new...
Forum: Broadcasting 16-10-2009, 17:25
Replies: 30
Views: 4,060
Posted By adam_fransella
Believe it or not, Murdoch was initially a...

Believe it or not, Murdoch was initially a saviour, where ITV is concerned -
when LWT was on the verge of going bust in 1972, Murdoch bailed them out!

As for Thames, they simply could not afford to...
Forum: Broadcasting 16-10-2009, 09:02
Replies: 30
Views: 4,060
Posted By adam_fransella
it was 18 years ago today...

...that the results of the last ITV franchise round were announced, and the satisfactory and unsatisfactory results slowly led to the ITV1 of today. :cry:

Does anyone remember where they were or...
Forum: Showbiz 11-06-2009, 00:15
Replies: 31
Views: 21,291
Posted By adam_fransella
It is more the case that he left by mutual...

It is more the case that he left by mutual agreement - and at the same time, left BP because he had simply had enough.
Forum: Showbiz 10-06-2009, 13:33
Replies: 31
Views: 21,291
Posted By adam_fransella
Peter Duncan was NOT sacked from "Blue Peter",...

Peter Duncan was NOT sacked from "Blue Peter", although the tabloid revelation that he appeared nude in "The Lifetaker" (1975) did cause the BBC some embarassment at the time (1980)....
Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-05-2009, 19:30
Replies: 34
Views: 17,217
Posted By adam_fransella
I once flicked through a copy of the play "Oh...

I once flicked through a copy of the play "Oh What A Lovely War"
and am sure that the name Barry Bethell was listed among the actors
in its very first public performance, in the early '60s.

At the...
Forum: Broadcasting 27-04-2009, 22:05
Replies: 81
Views: 6,376
Posted By adam_fransella
Should that not be, Anglia, Meridian and...

Should that not be, Anglia, Meridian and Westcountry?

Plus, the first two franchise areas were in the middle five
but that of the South West was actually in the little five.
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