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Forum: TV Shows: UK 02-10-2014, 23:57
Replies: 1,161
Views: 70,661
Posted By Erithian
Wow, thanks for that Eraserhead. Love the...

Wow, thanks for that Eraserhead. Love the discussion below about whether Louise, the missing Pan's Person in the photo, might have nipped off to the bar with Bryan Ferry!
Forum: TV Shows: UK 02-10-2014, 23:12
Replies: 1,161
Views: 70,661
Posted By Erithian
Wondered if anyone might pick up on this. The...

Wondered if anyone might pick up on this. The BBC news website today has a set of pictures as a tribute to Lynsey de Paul.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29459040

5th photo down is...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 27-07-2014, 07:50
Replies: 8,265
Views: 461,245
Posted By Erithian
A little bit of historical context: this week's...

A little bit of historical context: this week's edition was first broadcast on 30 August 1979, meaning it was three days after the IRA assassinated Lord Mountbatten and killed 18 British soldiers at...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 30-05-2014, 00:01
Replies: 8,265
Views: 461,245
Posted By Erithian
There's been cause to reassess Hot Chocolate a...

There's been cause to reassess Hot Chocolate a couple of times in these archive showings, as some of their lesser-known singles turn out to have been absolute gems - "Put Your Love In Me", "I'll Put...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 02-05-2014, 14:09
Replies: 8,265
Views: 461,245
Posted By Erithian
So, TOTP as broadcast on 10 May 1979. On the...

So, TOTP as broadcast on 10 May 1979. On the Friday, less than 24 hours after this edition was shown, Mum came home from work and handed me an envelope. It was three days before my birthday so I...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 06-04-2014, 22:18
Replies: 8,265
Views: 461,245
Posted By Erithian
All in good time China...!

All in good time China...!
Forum: TV Shows: UK 06-04-2014, 10:58
Replies: 8,265
Views: 461,245
Posted By Erithian
For anyone who didn’t know the story – Mark...

For anyone who didn’t know the story – Mark Knopfler wrote “Sultans of Swing” after an evening in a pub in Greenwich (the White Swan apparently, though unsurprisingly various places claim to have...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 31-01-2014, 23:18
Replies: 8,265
Views: 461,245
Posted By Erithian
A friend of mine has just pointed out that Nicky...

A friend of mine has just pointed out that Nicky Tesco was a bit of a ringer for Frankie Abbott from "Please Sir!" which is a brilliant spot.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 31-01-2014, 10:24
Replies: 8,265
Views: 461,245
Posted By Erithian
A couple of years on from this I was a student at...

A couple of years on from this I was a student at Royal Holloway College, part of London University out in Egham. Our student union would feature bands on the way up or down, and one Saturday we got...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 24-01-2014, 22:34
Replies: 8,265
Views: 461,245
Posted By Erithian
I think what a lot of us are saying is: seeing...

I think what a lot of us are saying is: seeing the show in context >> seeing the entire show without presenter links >> seeing it on TOTP2 or YouTube >> not seeing it at all.

Seeing it without...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 23-01-2014, 23:22
Replies: 8,265
Views: 461,245
Posted By Erithian
Shocked to hear that about Leif Garrett - not a...

Shocked to hear that about Leif Garrett - not a singer I was ever much bothered about, but it's horrendous to have to live with that on your conscience.

A lot of crap disco to kick off tonight, but...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 20-01-2014, 08:16
Replies: 8,265
Views: 461,245
Posted By Erithian
My earworm of the weekend has been "Mirrors". I...

My earworm of the weekend has been "Mirrors". I remember how striking it was that Sally Oldfield pronounced "dancing" in such a posh way - "daahncing" - particularly since the accents round our way...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 19-01-2014, 11:20
Replies: 8,265
Views: 461,245
Posted By Erithian
I liked the post above saying that if only Driver...

I liked the post above saying that if only Driver 67 had taken Joannie home in his cab everything would have been OK. A friend of mine was inspired to write this, which I'll share with you.

Driver...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 10-01-2014, 23:31
Replies: 8,265
Views: 461,245
Posted By Erithian
I may have mentioned this before, but there was a...

I may have mentioned this before, but there was a programme featuring Dean Friedman on Radio 1 around this time, in which he mentioned that he was driving around when he first heard "Hello This Is...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 10-01-2014, 16:39
Replies: 8,265
Views: 461,245
Posted By Erithian
I've emailed Cassian Harrison, Channel Editor of...

I've emailed Cassian Harrison, Channel Editor of BBC4, about the editing out of Jimmy Savile from this week's TOTP and the possibility of editing offending DJs out of future editions, and received...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 09-01-2014, 21:27
Replies: 8,265
Views: 461,245
Posted By Erithian
Popscene doesn't confirm it, but I'm rather more...

Popscene doesn't confirm it, but I'm rather more confident of this than the Moments and Whatnauts punt last week!

As for the other highlights:
Gen X - never found them all that convincing.
Elton -...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 09-01-2014, 21:03
Replies: 8,265
Views: 461,245
Posted By Erithian
Now here’s something I thought you’d be talking...

Now here’s something I thought you’d be talking about by the time I got on here...

Was anybody puzzled by Mike Read’s reference to the Beatles just before the Number 1? Have a think about it – he...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 04-01-2014, 06:33
Replies: 8,265
Views: 461,245
Posted By Erithian
Rich, you mentioned upthread that nothing had...

Rich, you mentioned upthread that nothing had come of the idea that Tony Blackburn could do voiceovers for the Yewtree’d editions from ’79 – how far did the idea get? Did someone put it directly to...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 31-10-2013, 23:17
Replies: 2,222
Views: 132,873
Posted By Erithian
16-year-old me would have been saying "what the...

16-year-old me would have been saying "what the bloody hell was that?" as I turned back to homework, probably ploughing through another few chapters of "Bleak House". Mediocre disco, Racey's...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 25-10-2013, 07:50
Replies: 2,222
Views: 132,873
Posted By Erithian
So with Chas and Dave last week we've now had...

So with Chas and Dave last week we've now had appearances in successive weeks by people talking rather than singing throughout their record. Clearly there was no future in that...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 24-10-2013, 20:43
Replies: 2,222
Views: 132,873
Posted By Erithian
Now imagine someone stepped out of a Tardis and...

Now imagine someone stepped out of a Tardis and told the TOTP audience that tonight's show included the featured vocalists from what would become the three biggest-selling singles of all time in the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 24-10-2013, 20:39
Replies: 2,222
Views: 132,873
Posted By Erithian
Who was that bloke whose picture the Rats were...

Who was that bloke whose picture the Rats were tearing up during their intro? Never seen him before. Or maybe I've glimpsed him in the chart rundowns... ;)
Forum: TV Shows: UK 28-09-2013, 00:39
Replies: 5,726
Views: 395,517
Posted By Erithian
Yes, and those time spans just become more...

Yes, and those time spans just become more amazing to us as we get older. Here's one that might shock you: remember in 1975 the reissue of Laurel and Hardy's "Trail of the Lonesome Pine" from the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 20-09-2013, 05:33
Replies: 5,726
Views: 395,517
Posted By Erithian
And the length of time between Rasputin's death...

And the length of time between Rasputin's death and the Boney M hit was 61 years - which happens to be Bobby Farrell's age when he died.

AND... as someone with too much time on his hands told me and...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 23-12-2010, 12:39
Replies: 280
Views: 29,787
Posted By Erithian
I understand the show's ratings in the US are...

I understand the show's ratings in the US are fairly modest too, but in terms of influence it's pretty darn important. Look what the New York Daily News says about the effect of that 9/11 sequence...
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