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Post by SteveA30 » Sat Nov 27, 2021 14:06

Could be good at 18.00. Is it an actual motorway or, the A1 perhaps. Not much choice in 1960. The road is probably only in the first minute or so....

Sat 27 Nov 17:40 Look At Life 1962. A Look into a leisurely journey through London along the Thames.

Sat 27 Nov 18:00 Scotland Yard 1960. Evidence in Concrete. Directed by Gordon Hales. Starring Russell Napier, Howard Pays and Peter Welch. A young girl's body found near a busy motorway tells of something sinister. (S1, E34)
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Post by KeithW » Sat Nov 27, 2021 14:44

Well there were not many to choose from as the series was released in 1960, my guess would be filming was done on one under construction which in 1959 would be:
M4 Chiswick Flyover
M1 Berrygrove

I believe they were filmed at Merton Park Studios in South London so either is possible

I will give it a look tonight

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Post by Rillington » Sat Nov 27, 2021 15:13

Talking Pictures is n excellent channel and is always broadcasting content such as this. A series shown in the channel called "Glimpses" airs films of Britain from the post-war years and is a fascinating insight into how Britain was more than half a century ago.

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Post by SteveA30 » Sat Nov 27, 2021 19:09

No motorway until 5.23 when it was of course, the M1. A road described as the A5 near Redbourn was just a country lane.
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Post by RichardA626 » Sat Nov 27, 2021 21:44

Rillington wrote:
Sat Nov 27, 2021 15:13
Talking Pictures is n excellent channel and is always broadcasting content such as this. A series shown in the channel called "Glimpses" airs films of Britain from the post-war years and is a fascinating insight into how Britain was more than half a century ago.
My Dad liked it as it used to feature a lot of films made when he was younger.
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Post by KeithW » Sat Nov 27, 2021 22:28

RichardA626 wrote:
Sat Nov 27, 2021 21:44
My Dad liked it as it used to feature a lot of films made when he was younger.
This was the heyday of the B Movie some of which were very good, the Edgar Wallace series started the careers of many future TV and film stars including Michael Caine, Richard Verne, Richard Caldicott, Lockwood West, Patrick Cargill and Anthony Newlands.

It works very well today because it was shot on film and is HD and widescreen.

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Post by Glenn A » Sun Nov 28, 2021 18:16

SteveA30 wrote:
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No motorway until 5.23 when it was of course, the M1. A road described as the A5 near Redbourn was just a country lane.
The producers wouldn't have had much choice in 1960, particularly if the programme was made by a southern ITV company. Only the M1 or M45( OK Midlands, but ATV covered the Midlands and London then) could have been used for motorway shots. If a Granada drama wanted to feature a motorway, they would have used the M6 Preston by pass or the M63, which would have been a few miles from the studios.

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Post by ravenbluemoon » Sun Nov 28, 2021 18:50

My dad keeps mentioning this channel, it seems there is a lot on there of interest to me. I just wish they had some sort of online player, as I no longer have a TV - the old one broke and I've little intent to repair/replace...
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Post by IAN » Sun Nov 28, 2021 19:34

Glenn A wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 18:16

The producers wouldn't have had much choice in 1960, particularly if the programme was made by a southern ITV company. Only the M1 or M45( OK Midlands, but ATV covered the Midlands and London then) could have been used for motorway shots. If a Granada drama wanted to feature a motorway, they would have used the M6 Preston by pass or the M63, which would have been a few miles from the studios.
In the north the M6 Lancaster bypass opened in Spring 1960

Further south the A20(M) and the M50 opened in late 1960
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ravenbluemoon wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 18:50
My dad keeps mentioning this channel, it seems there is a lot on there of interest to me. I just wish they had some sort of online player, as I no longer have a TV - the old one broke and I've little intent to repair/replace...
I believe you can get it via a USB DVB-T2 tuner on Freeview Channel 81.

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Post by KeithW » Sun Nov 28, 2021 19:55

Glenn A wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 18:16

The producers wouldn't have had much choice in 1960, particularly if the programme was made by a southern ITV company. Only the M1 or M45( OK Midlands, but ATV covered the Midlands and London then) could have been used for motorway shots. If a Granada drama wanted to feature a motorway, they would have used the M6 Preston by pass or the M63, which would have been a few miles from the studios.
It was made by a film company (Anglo Amalgamated) who made them for the B Movie market.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Amalgamated
They were based in South London and the short clip showed the M1 as far as I can tell, the bridge in the shot looked right. These days they would just use stock footage.

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Post by Glenn A » Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:41

IAN wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 19:34
Glenn A wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 18:16

The producers wouldn't have had much choice in 1960, particularly if the programme was made by a southern ITV company. Only the M1 or M45( OK Midlands, but ATV covered the Midlands and London then) could have been used for motorway shots. If a Granada drama wanted to feature a motorway, they would have used the M6 Preston by pass or the M63, which would have been a few miles from the studios.
In the north the M6 Lancaster bypass opened in Spring 1960

Further south the A20(M) and the M50 opened in late 1960
Quite a trail to the M50, though, but it was one of the first motorways and very much an orphan until the M5 was built.

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ravenbluemoon wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 18:50
My dad keeps mentioning this channel, it seems there is a lot on there of interest to me. I just wish they had some sort of online player, as I no longer have a TV - the old one broke and I've little intent to repair/replace...
Coming soon I believe
https://www.tptvencore.co.uk/

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Post by Rillington » Mon Nov 29, 2021 13:57

Talking Pictures TV launches its TPTV Encore catch-up service on 1st December. https://www.filmstories.co.uk/news/talk ... up-service

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Post by KeithW » Mon Nov 29, 2021 15:01

Thanks

Have now registered

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Post by ravenbluemoon » Mon Nov 29, 2021 18:34

linuxrocks wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:00
ravenbluemoon wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 18:50
My dad keeps mentioning this channel, it seems there is a lot on there of interest to me. I just wish they had some sort of online player, as I no longer have a TV - the old one broke and I've little intent to repair/replace...
Coming soon I believe
https://www.tptvencore.co.uk/
Ooh, yay! Thanks for that, I've registered. Also might be good to get on the TV when I'm over in Sweden at Christmas (fingers crossed given the circumstances...).
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Post by KeithW » Thu Dec 02, 2021 09:26

Well the online version is up and running. Have been watching the 1954 Sherlock Holmes season made for the US Market but filmed in France with a mainly British cast. The stories are non canonical but quite good. Obviously shot on film and decently done. Watson is played straight not as the buffoon depicted in the US made versions with Basil Rathbone.

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Post by SteveA30 » Thu Dec 02, 2021 13:01

Thu 02 Dec 19:40 Look At Life 1960. We take a look at modern bridge building in Britain. Thousands of new bridges of all shapes and sizes are being constructed all over the country to keep up with the new roads programme.

It is probably on YouTube anyway but still........
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