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Old 04-18-2018, 12:10 PM   #21
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The only series I watch on BBC One now is Doctor Who; I can't think of anything on ITV that I have any interest in.

Agreed about BBC Four.
I think the last thing I watched on BBC1 was The Blue Planet 2, which I now have on Blu-ray. I love anything like that with David Attenborough. I realise these shows are expensive to make, but it's a pity we don't get them on a more regular basis. I haven't watched any recent Doctor Who's I'm afraid, but I know many people who speak well of them. The last time I watched on a regular basis was when Tom Baker used to play the part.....now that's going back some years.

As for ITV, well this is even worse than BBC - in fact, I'd go as far as to say it's not much better than Channel 5, and that's really saying something.
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Ah yes Blue Planet is excellent; I wasn't thinking of documentaries when making my comments; I was mostly referring to dramas etc.

Doctor Who is much like the classic era a program of glorious highs and incredible lows. The effects work and acting is mostly marvellous but it is frequently plagued with wildly varying script quality and embarrassing attempts at being cool (they have to mention social media of some kind several times a series). Still the showrunner has bid farewell and the chap who ran Broadchurch (wish I haven't watched) is taking over. He's written a few episodes before which have again been variable so it will be interesting to see what will happen now he is in charge.
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I think it has to be one of my favourite werewolf movies, and yes the blu-ray is terrific - bought that as soon as I saw it.

Just reading through that list, there's films on there that have probably never been shown again since the Moviedrome years. Yet they're quite happy to show Mary Poppins and Sound Of Music every year! Now, I don't object to musicals, but it'd be nice if the BBC catered for us horror fans too.
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Tom Baker will forever be wonderful (you should at least check out the 50th Anniversary episode).

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Tom Baker will forever be wonderful (you should at least check out the 50th Anniversary episode).
Thanks for the heads-up Dragon Ranger, I'd love to see that.

I can briefly remember Jon Pertwee before Baker took over, and I think Sylvester McCoy was the last one before Doctor Who was taken off the screen for many years.

On the subject of documentaries, I also really enjoy shows like Coast or any other natural history programmes about the UK.
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I believe Akira was shown on BBC2 once in the early 90's (with sub titles); not sure if it was under the Moviedrome banner.
Channel Four. < Showed it first in 1991 ? < I will find the date.

BBC Two England 8TH January 1994

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Just for a bit of nostalgia, here's a list of some films shown from 1975 to 1981 as part of BBC 2's Saturday night horror double bill:


FANTASTIC DOUBLE BILL 1975


Saturday 2 August 1975

22.55.00.05 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
00.05-01.20 Quatermass II (Hammer 1957)


Saturday 9 August 1975

22.45-00.00 The Tell Tale Heart (1960)
00.00-01.20 The Premature Burial (AIP 1962)


Saturday 23 August 1975

22.40-00.05 This Island Earth (Universal 1955)
00.05-01.25 Barbarella (1968)


Saturday 30 August 1975

22.55-00.05 The Cat and The Canary (Paramount 1939)
00.05-01.25 The Comedy of Terrors (AIP 1963)


Saturday 6 September 1975

22.35-00.00 The Beast With Five Fingers (1946)
00.00-01.20 The Maze (1953)

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MASTERS OF TERROR 1976


Saturday 14 August 1976

22.55-00.10 The Phantom of the Opera (Universal 1925)
00.10-01.40 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Paramount 1931)


Saturday 21 August 1976

22.00-23.20 Devil Doll (MGM 1936)
23.20-00.50 Frankenstein Created Woman (Hammer 1967)


Saturday 28 August 1976

22.00-00.00 The Hounds of Zaroff (RKO 1932)
00.00-01.25 Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)


Saturday 4 September 1976

22.55-00.10 The Mad Genius (1931)
00.10-01.30 The Pit and The Pendulum (AIP 1961)


Saturday 11 September 1976

22.50.23.55 The Walking Dead (1936)
23.55.01.20 Dracula Prince of Darkness (Hammer 1966)

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DRACULA, FRANKENSTEIN AND FRIENDS 1977


Saturday 2 July 1977

23.05-00.25 Dracula (Universal 1931)
00.25-01.35 Frankenstein (Universal 1931)


Saturday 9 July 1977

22.50-00.00 Bride of Frankenstein (Universal 1935)
00.00-01.25 Brides of Dracula (Hammer 1960)


Saturday 16 July 1977

22.45-00.15 The Mummy (Universal 1932)
00.15-01.05 The Wolfman (Universal 1941)


Saturday 23 July 1977

22.10-23.45 Son of Frankenstein (Universal 1939)
23.45-01.10 Kiss of the Vampire (Hammer 1963)


Saturday 30 July 1977

22.35.00.05 Dracula's Daughter (Universal 1936)
00.05-01.30 Plague of the Zombies (Hammer 1966)


Saturday 6 August 1977

22.50-23.55 The Ghost of Frankenstein (Universal 1942)
22.55-01.10 The Premature Burial (AIP 1962)


Saturday 13 August 1977

23.05-00.05 The Raven (Universal 1935)
00.05.01.10 The Black Cat (Universal 1934)


Saturday 20 August 1977

22.00-23.15 Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman (Universal 1943)
00.05-01.35 The Raven (AIP 1963)


Saturday 27 August 1977

22.20-23.10 House of Frankenstein (Universal 1944)
00.05-01.35 The Reptile (Hammer 1966)


Saturday 3 September 1977

21.55-23-10 Son of Dracula (Universal 1943)
23.45-01.10 Evil of Frankenstein (Hammer 1964)


Saturday 10 September 1977

22.05-23.15 House of Dracula (Universal 1945)
23.20-00.35 Fall of the House of Usher (AIP 1960)

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MONSTER DOUBLE BILL 1978


Saturday 8 July 1978

22.55-23.55 Murders in the Rue Morgue (Universal 1932)
23.55.01.25 The Man Who Could Cheat Death (Hammer 1959)


Saturday 15 July 1978

22.40-23.55 The Fantastic Disappearing Man (1958)
00.00-01.15 X-The Man With X-Ray Eyes (AIP 1963)


Saturday 22 July 1978

22.00-23.20 The Quatermass Xperiment (Hammer 1955)
23.50-01.35 The Crazies (1973)


Saturday 29 July 1978

23.15-00.15 Man Made Monster (Universal 1941)
00.15-01.15 The Mummy's Curse (Universal 1944)


Saturday 5 August 1978

22.40-23.55 White Zombie (1932)
00.00-01.25 House of Wax (Warner 1953)


Saturday 12 August 1978

21.40-23.10 Them (Universal 1954)
23.45-01.05 The Incredible Shrinking Man (Universal 1957)


Saturday 19 August 1978

22.00-23.15 Voodoo Island (1957)
23.20-00.45 Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954)


Saturday 26 August 1978

22.00.23.35 King Kong (RKO 1933)
23.40-01.10 Superbeast (1972)

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MASTERS OF TERROR 1979


Saturday 14 July 1979

22.35-23.50 Doctor X (1932)
23.55-01.20 The Curse of Frankenstein (Hammer 1957)


Saturday 21 July 1979

22.30-23.30 Sherlock Holmes and the Spider Woman (1943)
00.00-01.30 The Hound of the Baskervilles (Hammer 1959)


Saturday 28 July 1979

22.15-23.25 Night Monster (Universal 1942)
23.30.01.10 The Devil Rides Out (Hammer 1968)


Saturday 4 August 1979

23.00.00.05 Black Friday (Universal 1940)
00.05.01.35 The Mummy (Hammer 1959)


Saturday 11 August 1979

22.05.23.25 The Strange Door (US 1951)
23.25-01.00 Blood From The Mummy's Tomb (Hammer 1971)


Saturday 18 August 1979

22.35-23.40 The Mummy's Hand (Universal 1940)
00.10-01.35 The Satanic Rites of Dracula (Hammer 1973)


Saturday 25 August 1979

22.00-23.20 It Came From Outer Space (Universal 1953)
23.25-01.05 Quatermass and the Pit (Hammer 1967)

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HORROR DOUBLE BILL 1980


Saturday 28 June 1980

22.30.00.00 Night of the Demon (1957)
00.02-01.35 The Ghoul (1975)


Saturday 5 July 1980

10.10-11.35 The Beast With Five Fingers (1946)
23.50-01.30 Chamber of Horrors (1966)


Saturday 12 July 1980

22.40-23.45 The Mad Ghoul (Universal 1943)
23.50-01.30 Dr. Terrors House of Horrors (Amicus 1965)


Saturday 19 July 1980

22.35-23.50 The Devil Doll (MGM 1936)
23.55-01.25 Daughters of Satan (1972)


Saturday 26 July 1980

22.10-23.40 Curse of the Werewolf (Hammer 1961)
23.55-01.35 From Beyond The Grave (Amicus 1974)


Saturday 2 August 1980

22.35-23.50 Paranoiac (Hammer 1963)
12.00-01.35 Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter (Hammer 1974)


Saturday 9 August 1980

22.35-23.55 The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
00.00-01.20 Night of the Lepus (1972)


Saturday 16 August 1980

22.20-23.40 The Bat (1959)
23.45-01.20 Legend of the Werewolf (1975)


Saturday 23 August 1980

22.40.00.00 Tower of London (Universal 1939)
00.00-01.20 The Skull (Amicus 1965)


Saturday 30 August 1980

00.00-01.35 The Beast Must Die (Amicus 1974)

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HORROR DOUBLE BILL 1981


Saturday 4 July 1981

22.35-23.10 I Walked With A Zombie (RKO 1943)
00.10.01.10 Zoltan Hound of Dracula (1977)


Saturday 11 July 1981

23.05-00.15 Cat People (RKO 1942)
00.15-01.35 Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)


Saturday 18 July 1981

22.55-00.05 The Seventh Victim (RKO 1943)
00.05-01.35 Race With The Devil (1975)


Saturday 25 July 1981

21.20-22.30 Isle of the Dead (RKO 1945)
23.40-01.25 The Crazies (1973)


Saturday 1 August 1981

22.30-23.45 Bedlam (RKO 1946)
23.45-01.30 Bug (1975)


Saturday 8 August 1981

22.50-23.55 The Leopard Man (RKO 1943)
23.55-01.35 The Shuttered Room (1967)


Saturday 15 August 1981

22.35-23.40 The Curse of the Cat People (RKO 1944)
23.40-01.10 The Eye of the Cat (1969)


Saturday 22 August 1981

22.30-23.40 The Body Snatchers (RKO 1945)
23.40-01.25 Theatre of Blood (AIP 1973)



Some of the years quoted regarding the films cinema release appears to have been incorrect in the original post, so I've gone through them all and worked off the IMDB site to correct them.

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Thanks Tob. When I was going through the website, there appeared to have been one or two errors on the 1976 dates as they weren't in sequence. Hopefully the dates shown here are OK now.

Although quoted as horror double bills, there were some sci-fi films mixed in there too, for example This Island Earth and The Incredible Shrinking Man. Speaking of which, I'm almost certain the BBC had a season of sci-fi films sometime in 1983, but I'll have to check that out.

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Thanks Tob. When I was going through the website, there appeared to have been one or two errors on the 1976 dates as they weren't in sequence. Hopefully the dates shown here are OK now.

Although quoted as horror double bills, there were some sci-fi films mixed in there too, for example This Island Earth and The Incredible Shrinking Man. Speaking of which, I'm almost certain the BBC had a season of sci-fi films sometime in 1983, but I'll have to check that out.
You are playing a blinder with these lists mate, cheers.
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You are playing a blinder with these lists mate, cheers.
Thanks for that mate. As a kid back in the late 70's, Saturday nights were something to look forward to at that time.
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Thanks for that mate. As a kid back in the late 70's, Saturday nights were something to look forward to at that time.
My entire childhood was a delight at the weekends! Pink panther, Knight Rider, The Incredible Hulk, Worzel Gummidge, Dr Who, Wonder Woman (I liked her, what can I say?) Hammer horror, Friday Fright night, renting films on VHS, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh happy days.
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My entire childhood was a delight at the weekends! Pink panther, Knight Rider, The Incredible Hulk, Worzel Gummidge, Dr Who, Wonder Woman (I liked her, what can I say?) Hammer horror, Friday Fright night, renting films on VHS, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh happy days.
Ah yes, I remember every one of those shows you mention. Can I add The Six Million Dollar Man as well, and also The Bionic Woman. But my highlight were the films - I was a film buff the very minute I was born.

By the way mate, I just changed some of the cinema release dates of the films above. Some of them were incorrect so I went off the IMDB site to hopefully put them right.
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Ah yes, I remember every one of those shows you mention. Can I add The Six Million Dollar Man as well, and also The Bionic Woman. But my highlight were the films - I was a film buff the very minute I was born.
Thatís how I feel also. Films are my escapism. Itís where I go to disconnect from the world. One of lifeís true blessings my friend.
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My entire childhood was a delight at the weekends! Pink panther, Knight Rider, The Incredible Hulk, Worzel Gummidge, Dr Who, Wonder Woman (I liked her, what can I say?) Hammer horror, Friday Fright night, renting films on VHS, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh happy days.
Where is Magnum P.I and the A-Team come on steedeel.
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Where is Magnum P.I and the A-Team come on steedeel.
I vaguely remember a show with Lee Majors called The Fall Guy. In fact, the only thing I remember is the theme tune at the beginning, but as for the show itself, I remember nothing whatsoever.
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I vaguely remember a show with Lee Majors called The Fall Guy. In fact, the only thing I remember is the theme tune at the beginning, but as for the show itself, I remember nothing whatsoever.
Magnum P.I, Knightrider and the A-Team were my favourite shows as kid in the 80s.
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Where is Magnum P.I and the A-Team come on steedeel.
Wasn’t a fan Tob! Sorry mate.

Mr T was cool though. Loved him in Rocky 3 also.
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I vaguely remember a show with Lee Majors called The Fall Guy. In fact, the only thing I remember is the theme tune at the beginning, but as for the show itself, I remember nothing whatsoever.
Great theme. Also remember dive bombing onto my Mam’s sofa and breaking it. I thought I was the fall guy!
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Wasnít a fan Tob! Sorry mate.
We all had our favourites just sad you don't see quality shows like that today.
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