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Title: Talking Pictures TV
Post by: Chilli on May 22, 2020, 11:20:20 AM
I've mentioned this TV channel in another recent post (re: the Lambretta documentary), however the main Modculture site has highlighted a number of other recent, and forthcoming programmes on this channel, and I thought it worthy of its own topic where we might share details of forthcoming programmes that might be of interest to people on here.

Looking ahead, the following programmes might be of interest:
Sunday 14th June at 10:45 - 'Forever Vespa' documentary (Italian documentary so probably with subtitles unless overdubbed)
Followed by 'Be My Guest' - 1960s movie featuring Steve Marriott
Sunday 14th June at 10pm - 'Smashing Time', 1967 movie featuring Rita Tushingham

I'll try to keep a lookout for any others that look interesting.

Cheers,
Title: Re: Talking Pictures TV
Post by: Chilli on May 22, 2020, 12:51:34 PM
Thursday 28th May at 12:05 - Our Man In Marrakesh film from 1966 (repeat)

Tuesday 9th June at 9.50am - the 'Forever Vespa' documentary is also being shown at this time

Saturday 13th June at 9:00pm - Up The Junction film from 1967 (repeat)
Title: Re: Talking Pictures TV
Post by: greenstreet on May 22, 2020, 03:55:58 PM
A bit jealous, not having access to that, enjoy!
Title: Re: Talking Pictures TV
Post by: Simon Bond on May 22, 2020, 05:23:06 PM
A bit jealous, not having access to that, enjoy!

No problem Buddie , you can always nip around to mine and watch it , l''ll just stick a Mahau in the  fridge for you . .oh wait. .is the lock-up still on?
Title: Re: Talking Pictures TV
Post by: greenstreet on May 23, 2020, 11:22:56 AM
A bit jealous, not having access to that, enjoy!

No problem Buddie , you can always nip around to mine and watch it , l''ll just stick a Mahau in the  fridge for you . .oh wait. .is the lock-up still on?

Thanks for that, hermano, lock-up will have to end one day or another  ;)
Title: Re: Talking Pictures TV
Post by: Ematt on May 23, 2020, 01:27:39 PM
TPTV is the only channel i check the listings for every single day. I still continue to watch Up The Junction every time its shown and every time i`m disappointed by it.....think its Suzy Kendall that draws me too it.
Title: Re: Talking Pictures TV
Post by: hipshaker on May 23, 2020, 03:02:21 PM
Loads of good stuff on there. The Guardian did a short piece about it:
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/may/17/inside-talking-pictures-the-ultimate-in-lockdown-comfort-tv
Title: Re: Talking Pictures TV
Post by: dazlcfc on May 23, 2020, 03:05:39 PM
Netflix will blow your minds. ;D
Title: Re: Talking Pictures TV
Post by: detroitmike on May 23, 2020, 05:49:15 PM
Netflix will blow your minds. ;D

Netflix used to be a good place to find foreign and Independent film maybe 5 years ago. it's turned into mostly bad in house produced series (with a few exceptions like "Ozark") and the occasional film worth watching (Roma,The Irishman).
Criterion Channel is much more interesting IMO.
Title: Re: Talking Pictures TV
Post by: greenstreet on May 23, 2020, 05:50:44 PM
TPTV is the only channel i check the listings for every single day. I still continue to watch Up The Junction every time its shown and every time i`m disappointed by it.....think its Suzy Kendall that draws me too it.

Not a great movie, that's true, but it isn't crap either, it has its moments. And a remarkable soundtrack by Manfred Mann.
Title: Re: Talking Pictures TV
Post by: greenstreet on May 23, 2020, 05:58:50 PM
Netflix will blow your minds. ;D

Netflix used to be a good place to find foreign and Independent film maybe 5 years ago. it's turned into mostly bad in house produced series (with a few exceptions like "Ozark") and the occasional film worth watching (Roma,The Irishman).
Criterion Channel is much more interesting IMO.

I have to admit we have Netflix at home mainly for my mrs, I don't usually pay attention to it. But some series I've watched there veered from interesting to very good, and they've co-produced/hosted some stimulating documentaries, like the one about Lee Morgan.

I know the Criterion Collection as a prestigious movies reissue company, but I'm not familiar with their streaming service; moreover, don't even think my tv's equipped to watch that (it's not state-of-the-art stuff, tbh)
Title: Re: Talking Pictures TV
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 24, 2020, 11:49:26 AM
TPTV is great, one of my only go-to channels. Lots of old gems on there, familiar and otherwise. Ealing comedies, Hammer Horror, and all sorts in between. The Small World of Sammy Lee gets an airing on there occasionally (I'm sure someone on here was lamenting not having seen it).
Title: Re: Talking Pictures TV
Post by: greenstreet on May 25, 2020, 08:39:28 AM
TPTV is great, one of my only go-to channels. Lots of old gems on there, familiar and otherwise. Ealing comedies, Hammer Horror, and all sorts in between. The Small World of Sammy Lee gets an airing on there occasionally (I'm sure someone on here was lamenting not having seen it).

I haven't seen that, Nick! On my list, though
Title: Re: Talking Pictures TV
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 25, 2020, 04:17:07 PM
TPTV is great, one of my only go-to channels. Lots of old gems on there, familiar and otherwise. Ealing comedies, Hammer Horror, and all sorts in between. The Small World of Sammy Lee gets an airing on there occasionally (I'm sure someone on here was lamenting not having seen it).

I haven't seen that, Nick! On my list, though

Great film, Rafa, worth tracking down.
Title: Re: Talking Pictures TV
Post by: greenstreet on May 25, 2020, 05:31:32 PM
TPTV is great, one of my only go-to channels. Lots of old gems on there, familiar and otherwise. Ealing comedies, Hammer Horror, and all sorts in between. The Small World of Sammy Lee gets an airing on there occasionally (I'm sure someone on here was lamenting not having seen it).

I haven't seen that, Nick! On my list, though

Great film, Rafa, worth tracking down.

Yep, Nick, several guys whose judgement I respect (you included of course) have wholeheartedly recommended that one to me, so I guess it's worth watching
Title: Re: Talking Pictures TV
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on May 31, 2020, 10:49:47 PM

A channel ah watch n'aw.

This looks worth watchin'.


Sun 07 Jun 20   22:00   This Is My Street   1964. Drama. Ian Hendry, June Ritchie, John Hurt, Annette Andre, Avice Landone and Mike Pratt feature among an outstanding cast in this mid-sixties realist drama from noted director Sidney Hayers.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmfbQQ2VQX4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmfbQQ2VQX4)
Title: Re: Talking Pictures TV
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on June 03, 2020, 07:33:47 PM

Great news!  Budgie is back!    8)


Tue 16 Jun 20   21:00   

Budgie   Out. 1971.

Stars Adam Faith, Iain Cuthbertson & Lynn Dalby.

Budgie leaves prison and has a job planned within hours, a hijack of a vanload of cosmetics. Unfortunately, the van has a more unusual cargo
Title: Re: Talking Pictures TV
Post by: Chilli on June 04, 2020, 10:55:20 AM

Great news!  Budgie is back!    8)


Tue 16 Jun 20   21:00   

Budgie   Out. 1971.

Stars Adam Faith, Iain Cuthbertson & Lynn Dalby.

Budgie leaves prison and has a job planned within hours, a hijack of a vanload of cosmetics. Unfortunately, the van has a more unusual cargo

Good spot The Laird!!

A few more to mention from w/b 15th:

Following the showing of Budgie above, is a repeat showing of SMASHING TIME commencing at 10pm.

Wednesday 17th at 22.05, Terence Stamp appears in a showing of Ken Loach's kitchen sink drama POOR COW (1967).

Saturday 20th at 23.30 THE BOYS (1962) as described by our very own Martin G (where's he been lately?) in 'Mojo Talkin' - Under the Influence of Mod'  -  THE BOYS essays a random night out for a group of young London lads heading "Up West".  The interaction and banter between the four leads..... is reflective of the young Modernists of the era but also of many young men today. They all aspire to better lives than the ones seemingly laid out for them on their tough London housing estate...........  Although perhaps mirroring a society a little bit behind the times, the group are referred to as Teddy Boys or 'Teds', but in actuality their clothing and general style evoke much of the look of early London Modernists.'

Enjoy!!
Title: Re: Talking Pictures TV
Post by: greenstreet on June 04, 2020, 11:05:30 AM

Great news!  Budgie is back!    8)


Tue 16 Jun 20   21:00   

Budgie   Out. 1971.

Stars Adam Faith, Iain Cuthbertson & Lynn Dalby.

Budgie leaves prison and has a job planned within hours, a hijack of a vanload of cosmetics. Unfortunately, the van has a more unusual cargo

Good spot The Laird!!

A few more to mention from w/b 15th:

Following the showing of Budgie above, is a repeat showing of SMASHING TIME commencing at 10pm.

Wednesday 17th at 22.05, Terence Stamp appears in a showing of Ken Loach's kitchen sink drama POOR COW (1967).

Saturday 20th at 23.30 THE BOYS (1962) as described by our very own Martin G (where's he been lately?) in 'Mojo Talkin' - Under the Influence of Mod'  -  THE BOYS essays a random night out for a group of young London lads heading "Up West".  The interaction and banter between the four leads..... is reflective of the young Modernists of the era but also of many young men today. They all aspire to better lives than the ones seemingly laid out for them on their tough London housing estate...........  Although perhaps mirroring a society a little bit behind the times, the group are referred to as Teddy Boys or 'Teds', but in actuality their clothing and general style evoke much of the look of early London Modernists.'

Enjoy!!

Martin (who, btw, is "alive and well"  ;D, I'm sure he still lurks here now and then) was spot-on in his depiction, the movie's central characters (the "boys" of the title) dress in fact like quite stylish early modernists (look at those crisp ps folds):

(https://i.imgur.com/LoenQfg.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Talking Pictures TV
Post by: Adam on June 04, 2020, 02:10:58 PM

Great news!  Budgie is back!    8)


Tue 16 Jun 20   21:00   

Budgie   Out. 1971.

Stars Adam Faith, Iain Cuthbertson & Lynn Dalby.

Budgie leaves prison and has a job planned within hours, a hijack of a vanload of cosmetics. Unfortunately, the van has a more unusual cargo

Good spot The Laird!!

A few more to mention from w/b 15th:

Following the showing of Budgie above, is a repeat showing of SMASHING TIME commencing at 10pm.

Wednesday 17th at 22.05, Terence Stamp appears in a showing of Ken Loach's kitchen sink drama POOR COW (1967).

Saturday 20th at 23.30 THE BOYS (1962) as described by our very own Martin G (where's he been lately?) in 'Mojo Talkin' - Under the Influence of Mod'  -  THE BOYS essays a random night out for a group of young London lads heading "Up West".  The interaction and banter between the four leads..... is reflective of the young Modernists of the era but also of many young men today. They all aspire to better lives than the ones seemingly laid out for them on their tough London housing estate...........  Although perhaps mirroring a society a little bit behind the times, the group are referred to as Teddy Boys or 'Teds', but in actuality their clothing and general style evoke much of the look of early London Modernists.'

Enjoy!!

Martin (who, btw, is "alive and well"  ;D, I'm sure he still lurks here now and then) was spot-on in his depiction, the movie's central characters (the "boys" of the title) dress in fact like quite stylish early modernists (look at those crisp ps folds):

(https://i.imgur.com/LoenQfg.jpg?1)

Loving that Reverse stripe shirt. Wonder who makes those nowadays?  Brilliant film, not to be missed.
Title: Re: Talking Pictures TV
Post by: greenstreet on June 04, 2020, 05:22:00 PM


Loving that Reverse stripe shirt. Wonder who makes those nowadays?  Brilliant film, not to be missed.

Now that you mention it, o beloved sponsor, I'd swear I've seen those shirts not long ago...  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Talking Pictures TV
Post by: slingbacksixty on October 10, 2020, 05:19:27 PM
Also had Thatíll Be the Day and Stardust on TP channel recently. Recorded both.
Title: Re: Talking Pictures TV
Post by: Becky_Moffitt_83 on October 12, 2020, 09:55:58 AM
Also had Thatíll Be the Day and Stardust on TP channel recently. Recorded both.

Seen both, Claire and have the novel of That'll Be The Day. You'll enjoy them.
Title: Re: Talking Pictures TV
Post by: greenstreet on October 12, 2020, 05:25:20 PM
Also had Thatíll Be the Day and Stardust on TP channel recently. Recorded both.

Seen both, Claire and have the novel of That'll Be The Day. You'll enjoy them.

That'll be the day is a better movie, IMO. Stardust is quite shambolic (and the low budget shows), but just the Moonie cameo and the soundtrack (including the songs Dave Edmunds penned, and played, for the Stray Cats) are worth the price of admission alone.
Title: Re: Talking Pictures TV
Post by: Chilli on October 23, 2020, 02:13:14 PM
I know I've mentioned this film previously, but if you missed it the first (and second, and third :D) time around TPTV is showing 'The Boys' again on Friday 13th November at 3pm; preceded by an interview with Jess Conrad about his role in the film at 2.50pm.
Title: Re: Talking Pictures TV
Post by: greenstreet on October 23, 2020, 04:12:28 PM
I know I've mentioned this film previously, but if you missed it the first (and second, and third :D) time around TPTV is showing 'The Boys' again on Friday 13th November at 3pm; preceded by an interview with Jess Conrad about his role in the film at 2.50pm.

Great wardrobe on that, Paul! The "boys" of the title never get called that but they're sartorial examples of early Modernists in all but name.

(https://i.imgur.com/1ONUrZg.jpg)