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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

denis rigg wrote:
How did you had the idea to create such a page? Wink When was the last time you had corresponded with Donald? Smile


The idea came to me because I wanted to preserve the discussion, but of course a good deal of it was previously incorporated into the Donald Monat interview at Declassified.

Therefore, while I couldn't avoid some duplication, I thought I'd have to find a different way to present the information, and that's when the idea of using screenshots from the archived forum came to me.

As for Donald, I am still in touch with him. I heard from him last week, a quick email to say that he'd be writing soon, but he was going out with his wife June (who also featured in the radio series, as a guest player), to celebrate her 90th birthday!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan wrote:
denis rigg wrote:
How did you had the idea to create such a page? Wink When was the last time you had corresponded with Donald? Smile


The idea came to me because I wanted to preserve the discussion, but of course a good deal of it was previously incorporated into the Donald Monat interview at Declassified.

Therefore, while I couldn't avoid some duplication, I thought I'd have to find a different way to present the information, and that's when the idea of using screenshots from the archived forum came to me.

As for Donald, I am still in touch with him. I heard from him last week, a quick email to say that he'd be writing soon, but he was going out with his wife June (who also featured in the radio series, as a guest player), to celebrate her 90th birthday!


Glad to hear he's still with us. Too bad Big Finish couldn't have gotten him to do Steed. I've always enjoyed his take!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great to see the Radio Series pages on Avengersdeclassified growing with your revised pages from the Avengers on the Radio website, Alan; it must be a lot of work, thanks. When I heard that AOR would disappear I thought it would be a pity to loose all that information; 'The Episode Recoveries' page came to mind first.

I like the return to the AOR colour scheme on the Programme pages and see how there might not be space for the several AOR images/captions which always made me laugh (undertakers putting you on hold with "Going Underground"! see here (for a while)

The information gives a lot of ideas to people wanting to look further into things. 'The International Broadcasts' page got me looking online for 70's Radio Listings Magazines a few years ago (TV Radio Week in Australia and Listener in New Zealand etc.), to see when The Avengers was on but without much success. Copies might exist in a library down-under? Of course, as in South Africa, the name of the story probably wouldn't be mentioned.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will be quite pleased to lose most of those jokey captions. They were absolutely groanworthy - though for my sins I've tried to retain the idea, if not always the original jokes, in the new pages.

Probably the only thing I'm not going to port over are the restoration project features, which were interesting at the time, but looking back, are very repetitive. I expect I will take the interesting information and leave it at that.

And yes, it has been a lot of hard work, but I've greatly enjoyed revisiting the brilliant radio series. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new Big Finish Steed and Mrs Peel productions could have learned a lot from the brilliant SA radio series.

Thank you, Alan, for restoring the Donald Monat interviews/conversations - they are absolutely fascinating - the portrayal of Steed and Mrs Peel by Donald and Diane perfectly reflected the spirit of the Macnee/Rigg era television series.

As Donald said, The Avengers on radio could work now...
I think we need new serious thrilling BBC radio adaptations of based upon some classic Steed and Mrs Peel episodes.

Happy birthday Donald Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was June's birthday, not Donald's. Smile

The SA radio series had the advantage of working direct from TV scripts. Big Finish are adapting distinctly lesser sources for their Steed and Mrs Peel range.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My apologies. Happy Birthday June Smile
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