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The Avengers will be on the True Entertainment channel
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pauljwyatt wrote:
Great to see The Avengers back on the telly but what a strange presentation it is! The picture is very narrow. I'm surprised as most of the channel's output is 4x3 which they seem to have no problem with!?



problem with the ratios and overall transmission ?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tweeted to them about it yesterday and here's the reply:

Hi Paul, we are trying to sort it out but in the mean time you can turn your tv settings to auto. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pfft. Bit weird for a professional broadcaster! Mind you they're equally inept with their publicity and listings. First three seasons are all lost, indeed!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
Pfft. Bit weird for a professional broadcaster! Mind you they're equally inept with their publicity and listings. First three seasons are all lost, indeed!


I really hate my blank Optimum/Canal DVD's of the first three seasons. It's a relief to get to season 4 when the episodes actually exist...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The presentation is fine so long as you have a widescreen TV. It's an anamorphic transfer of a 4:3 image.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dene wrote:
The presentation is fine so long as you have a widescreen TV. It's an anamorphic transfer of a 4:3 image.

Yep. My widescreen Sony automatically switches to the correct ratio. So no problems here.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:56 am    Post subject: JOGN STEEL! Reply with quote

mrs_emma_peel wrote:

This is the best information I can find via DigiGuide programme guide which may, or may not, be accurate. Lets hope True Entertainment have obtained the rights to show the entire Avengers run.

The Avengers
True Entertainment
Monday 5th January 2015
8.00-9.00pm

The original Avengers series and the first not to have been lost. Follow the suave British spy Dr. David Keel and his charismatic female assistants take on the nebulous world of crime and espionage.
DigiGuide


The Digiguide description has been changed slightly for the episodes after 26/1:

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"The original Avengers series and the first not to have been lost. Follow the suave British spy Jogn Steel and his charismatic female assistances take on the nebulous world of crime and espionage."


I've logged a "listings issue" pointing out the errors, so we'll wait and see if they fix it. Given that the one I logged in 2010 for Top Gear is still open I'm not holding my breath.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At last. Digiguide correct for The Hour That Never Was.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. I withdraw my previous cynicism over Digiguide, they responded to my log within two hours:

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Resolved by Ian Jones, January 15 - 16:20
Thanks, this has been resolved for the next listings update.



They are now using a previous generic description.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whiskers wrote:
At last. Digiguide correct for The Hour That Never Was.


one of my all time favorite episodes
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colour Riggs started tonight with "Escape in Time".

They're using the 4% higher pitched versions!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ones that were 4% higher even than PAL? Or just the normal PAL versions (4% higher than NTSC)?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess the 8% high ones. Haven't channel-hopped at the right time to find out!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And they switched to widescreen 16:9 ratio for the end credits of Escape in Time - and no end credit squeeze or voice over. They seem to have omitted the splendid A Sense of History - I wonder which episode we'll get next.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watched The Superlative Seven last night on True and enjoyed it. It happened to be on and I had promised myself when its author Brian Clemens passed away that I would watch one of his episodes. Nice idea that owed its origin to Agatha Christie, but Clemens added his own twist to it and it worked perfectly.

Just a shame about the opening and closing tag scenes, which go too far towards fantasy for my liking.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeR wrote:
Watched The Superlative Seven last night on True and enjoyed it. It happened to be on and I had promised myself when its author Brian Clemens passed away that I would watch one of his episodes. Nice idea that owed its origin to Agatha Christie, but Clemens added his own twist to it and it worked perfectly.

Just a shame about the opening and closing tag scenes, which go too far towards fantasy for my liking.
A great cast but unfortunately not the best episode. But do love the Agatha Christie take off. Besides the tags is there anything you can think of that would have improved the episode? I always loved the idea but somehow it did not quite flow for me.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It didn't quite work. Tonight was the Marshall/Clemens train combination. Some great moments but never mention the umbrella twiddeldy dum sequence to my father! Still, Clemens didn't cut out the Rodney references!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'A Funny Thing Happened...' is the episode that restored my affection for the show in 1999.

I originally got it on video (paired with Castle De'ath by Lumiere) in 1995, it was my birthday and I had a GCSE exam in the morning so I bought a load of videos on the way home and spent the afternoon going through them. A Funny Thing was the last one and I was pretty Avenged out by that point so it didn't click.

Then in 1999 I was totally dispirited by the dire movie and A Funny Thing just happened to be the episode I chose. Suddenly it came alive as atmospheric, funny, witty, fun, creepy all the things that the movie wasn't. It's now easily in the top five of series five for me - especially as it breaks with the formula.

I do love the umbrella scene. Oh and I was convinced that the blonde guy in that scene must be a brother of Julian Glover as they looked and even sounded so much alike!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the umbrella scene is a Marmite moment, you either love it or hate it.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that having an episode on the railways works a treat, though. It was nice to re-watch it last night.
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