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jim244 wrote:
08 Jun 2024, 01:50
stevezodiac wrote:
27 May 2024, 19:36
Space Patrol coming to talking pictures tv in June. I watched it as a kid in the early sixties. A crude puppet show but enjoyable. I've never forgotten the Martian always saying "I'm hungry" and Slim the Venusian replying "you're always thinking of your stomach".
Roberta Leigh (producer of this show) was the employer of a certain Gerry Anderson,who helped her with her shows "Twizzle" and "Torchy the Battery boy".
Anderson then went totally independent and made "Four Feather Falls" in 1960.
In 1962 Anderson launched "Fireball XL5" two months before Roberta Leigh launched "Space Patrol".
Both shows were popular.
Anderson followed with Stingray and the competition was over.
Don't forget Supercar which preceded Fireball XL5. A bit more lightweight than the later shows though.

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jim244 wrote:
16 Jun 2024, 06:40
davidandrewsimpson wrote:
09 Jun 2024, 17:22
Sunday 9th June episode of Footage Detectives saw them waxing lyrical over Wham!, thecomic that is. It's on season 2, episode 126, which should be viewable at https://www.tptvencore.co.uk/Playlist/F ... ceb1083fb0
Tried to watch but you have to have an account I think.
Either way, great post, great comic.
So nice to be reminded of it,was actually slightly before my time but have a couple of issues.
I think that "Wham" was the second UK comic to reprint Marvel stuff, "Creepy Worlds" did this first.
I think, could be wrong.
I had an email read out on The Footage Detectives but had missed it, a friend saw it though and told me so I accessed the episode through my connected TV, didn't need to register or anything. I just pressed the red button on the channel and it takes you to catch up list.

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stevezodiac wrote:
17 Jun 2024, 22:54
jim244 wrote:
16 Jun 2024, 06:40
davidandrewsimpson wrote:
09 Jun 2024, 17:22
Sunday 9th June episode of Footage Detectives saw them waxing lyrical over Wham!, thecomic that is. It's on season 2, episode 126, which should be viewable at https://www.tptvencore.co.uk/Playlist/F ... ceb1083fb0
Tried to watch but you have to have an account I think.
Either way, great post, great comic.
So nice to be reminded of it,was actually slightly before my time but have a couple of issues.
I think that "Wham" was the second UK comic to reprint Marvel stuff, "Creepy Worlds" did this first.
I think, could be wrong.
I had an email read out on The Footage Detectives but had missed it, a friend saw it though and told me so I accessed the episode through my connected TV, didn't need to register or anything. I just pressed the red button on the channel and it takes you to catch up list.
Brilliant !
Cheers Steve,will give it a go.

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I had my name and part of the e mail I sent on last Sunday's "Footage Detectives" last Sunday, in a piece I wrote about MacFisheries shops and their later Mac Market supermarkets. Real blasts from the past.

I often send TPTV long e mails full of facts triggered by things seen and said on The Footage Detectives.

Occasionally, I've had bits read out; Mike Read once called me a "veritable font of knowledge". I've provided information on such areas as Belle Vue circus in Manchester, Spangles sweets, the Isle Of man, the 1965 British Song Contest, Kenny Lynch, Alan Klein, Gordon Rollings, old traffic signs amongst other stuff.

I just enjoy looking at and sharing social history of which old films provide a lot of that.

I've read that they've got some other fantastic classic TV shows lined up to show on TPTV, including the "Hammer House Of Mystery And Suspense" which I used to enjoy watching on late night ITV during the late 80s, and 1970s drama series" Love For Lydia" which I can remember being on back then, but never saw it.

I've been enjoying the repeats of such shows as "Manhunt", "The Brothers", "Dixon Of Dock Green", "The Saint" (in monochrome) "Space Patrol" and "The Beverly Hillbillies" some of which have not been repeated for far too long and too many years.

Also great to see the Gerry and Sylvia Anderson stuff on again, and I always enjoy watching the likes of "Budgie" "Gideon's Way" and "The Human Jungle", no matter how many times over and over again.

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Just thinking about "Space Patrol", of which this is the first ever time I've seen this series, and am enjoying it.

The AP in "AP Films" seen up to the end of the first series of "Thunderbirds" stood for Anderson-Provis, who was Gerry's then business partner Arthur Provis. They worked together up to "SuperCar" and then the film "Crossroads to Crime" (starring George Murcel who voiced Professor Popkiss in the first series of "Supercar"), then split up over disagreements over how they wanted to make and the direction of their new space set series project. So Provis re-joined Roberta Leigh for "Space Patrol" whilst Anderson made "Fireball XL5".

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DavidKW wrote:
30 Jun 2024, 14:24
I had my name and part of the e mail I sent on last Sunday's "Footage Detectives" last Sunday, in a piece I wrote about MacFisheries shops and their later Mac Market supermarkets. Real blasts from the past.

I often send TPTV long e mails full of facts triggered by things seen and said on The Footage Detectives.

Occasionally, I've had bits read out; Mike Read once called me a "veritable font of knowledge". I've provided information on such areas as Belle Vue circus in Manchester, Spangles sweets, the Isle Of man, the 1965 British Song Contest, Kenny Lynch, Alan Klein, Gordon Rollings, old traffic signs amongst other stuff.

I just enjoy looking at and sharing social history of which old films provide a lot of that.

I've read that they've got some other fantastic classic TV shows lined up to show on TPTV, including the "Hammer House Of Mystery And Suspense" which I used to enjoy watching on late night ITV during the late 80s, and 1970s drama series" Love For Lydia" which I can remember being on back then, but never saw it.

I've been enjoying the repeats of such shows as "Manhunt", "The Brothers", "Dixon Of Dock Green", "The Saint" (in monochrome) "Space Patrol" and "The Beverly Hillbillies" some of which have not been repeated for far too long and too many years.

Also great to see the Gerry and Sylvia Anderson stuff on again, and I always enjoy watching the likes of "Budgie" "Gideon's Way" and "The Human Jungle", no matter how many times over and over again.
Excellent stuff David !!
Very nice to have Mike Read say that and great that you have got involved and been acknowledged.
Well played Sir!

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DavidKW wrote:
30 Jun 2024, 14:31
Just thinking about "Space Patrol", of which this is the first ever time I've seen this series, and am enjoying it.

The AP in "AP Films" seen up to the end of the first series of "Thunderbirds" stood for Anderson-Provis, who was Gerry's then business partner Arthur Provis. They worked together up to "SuperCar" and then the film "Crossroads to Crime" (starring George Murcel who voiced Professor Popkiss in the first series of "Supercar"), then split up over disagreements over how they wanted to make and the direction of their new space set series project. So Provis re-joined Roberta Leigh for "Space Patrol" whilst Anderson made "Fireball XL5".
Space Patrol was wiped,much like early Dr Who episodes and only a few episodes existed until all films were found in a garage.
Bizzare but true.
If only all the missing episodes of Dr Who/The Avengers/Z Cars etc could one day also be found in a garage !!

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I watched Space Patrol first time around but am enjoying it even more now, its better than I remembered. Marla is my favourite character. She's like an early Seven of Nine.

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stevezodiac wrote:
02 Jul 2024, 21:48
I watched Space Patrol first time around but am enjoying it even more now, its better than I remembered. Marla is my favourite character. She's like an early Seven of Nine.
I have only managed to watch a few minutes here and there as my wife switches the channel over.
I need a catch up tv thing with this so I can watch it when she's asleep and I'm up all night on Fridays.
Unlike many other classic series,I don't have this on DVD and wasn't alive when it was broadcast.
I've read the TV Comic strip (a few issues of it I mean).

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There is a TPTV Encore site where you can catch up on things shown on TPTV. They usually hold most TV and films they show on there for a week after their transmission.

It's a great site to be on; also have some items always on there to watch including a lot of material made by ITV franchise Southern Television, including episodes of "Runaround", "Hogg's Back" and some "Freewheelers".

I too love Mala from "Space Patrol". Shame there's not more female characters in the series!

I hope they'd also find in the garage lost episodes of such shows as "Thank Your Lucky Stars", "Ready Steady Go", "Top Of The Pops" (in spite of one of their hosts), plus 2Mystery and Suspense" and "GS5" ("Ghost Squad" spin-off) amongst many others.

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I think it was channel 4 that repeated Ready Steady Go some years ago I recorded them onto vhs tapes, Dave Clark of the Dave Clark 5 owns the rights to the series. Talking Pictures has a limited budget.

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Re "Space Patrol was wiped" -- according to what somebody wrote on Wik
ipedia "For many years it was believed that all but a handful of episodes had been destroyed, until a complete cache of 16 mm prints was discovered in the garage of Roberta Leigh's home. "

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stevezodiac wrote:
02 Jul 2024, 21:48
Marla is my favourite character. She's like an early Seven of Nine.
Even mentioning 7 of 9 makes me want to watch Marla now!

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DavidKW wrote:
03 Jul 2024, 15:26
There is a TPTV Encore site where you can catch up on things shown on TPTV. They usually hold most TV and films they show on there for a week after their transmission.

It's a great site to be on; also have some items always on there to watch including a lot of material made by ITV franchise Southern Television, including episodes of "Runaround", "Hogg's Back" and some "Freewheelers".

I too love Mala from "Space Patrol". Shame there's not more female characters in the series!

I hope they'd also find in the garage lost episodes of such shows as "Thank Your Lucky Stars", "Ready Steady Go", "Top Of The Pops" (in spite of one of their hosts), plus 2Mystery and Suspense" and "GS5" ("Ghost Squad" spin-off) amongst many others.
Thanks David.I think I have seen the site on my pc.
Steve said something about watching old shows through tv by pressing red button on Talking Pictures,I think???
I'm unsure as haven't tried this yet but will give it a go or otherwise register on the website that you refer to.

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Adam Eterno wrote:
03 Jul 2024, 23:06
stevezodiac wrote:
02 Jul 2024, 21:48
Marla is my favourite character. She's like an early Seven of Nine.
Even mentioning 7 of 9 makes me want to watch Marla now!
She's very logical and precise. Great character.

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