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Old 30th Nov 2011, 9:10 pm   #1
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We were watching May the Best House Win yesterday on ITV and one of the homes featured was that of Peter(Kinnaird?), a Radio Collector, in Worcestershire. He had a very nice collection of Roberts and Hacker valve and transistor sets and it showed him restoring one in his workshops.

He also won the competition for the "Best House".

If you can tolerate the adverts, you can see it again here.
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Old 30th Nov 2011, 9:32 pm   #2
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Peter is in fact a forum member.
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Old 30th Nov 2011, 10:10 pm   #3
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I thought he might have been.
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Old 30th Nov 2011, 10:18 pm   #4
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Thanks for that Avro, don't normally watch telly, but that was the best laugh I have had for ages,a pitty Peter didn't have a trap door on the bridge.

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...and you can count on me to invest the prize money on some more radios...although my wife does seem to feel I have enough...as she does shoes!

Glad you enjoyed the show Avro.

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What an unremittingly awful program. Tasteless, pretentious and completely devoid of merit. The only faintly redeeming feature was Peter's collection of radios. Where do they find such a disparate collection of disfunctional, socially inadequate yet pompous misfits to populate these fatuous pieces of televisual detritus?

Reminds me of why I don't watch television.

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Yes, some of it can be pretty ropey, but while doing up our house it gave us some good ideas of what to do, but mostly what not to do.
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Hi just been watching Steptoe & Son on the yesterday channel & there is a lot of nice old radios in the back round regards Bob
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They were plentiful and not much regarded or valued then, I seem to think there was a round one in one of the shows, till death do us part maybe.
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They obtain these sets from places like reclamation centres and most likely borrow them from museums around the country. There is one on a sideboard in coronation street.

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And Now Radio 4 will Explode.

Monty Python Series 2 Episode 9

An extreme case of a faulty coupling cap?

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The one I remember in the background of steptoe and son was an old bakelite philco. It had to be bakelite because the compound curved top would have cost a fortune in wood. I'm afraid I didn't like the programme and it rubbed off on that set.

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Hi, did anyone notice the record player in the christmas Steptoe and son lastnight. It was two tone grey in colour but I couldn't make out the name.

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No, probably a Rifa mains filter cap!
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They obtain these sets from places like reclamation centres and most likely borrow them from museums around the country. There is one on a sideboard in coronation street.
It's more likely vintage radios are hired from prop agencies. I get period filming around my house and quite often old radios turn up as props with little stickers on the back from previous use.
A few times my radios have been use, which is rather nice when seen on TV.
You'll see my little Bakelite set at the start of this clip-

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Hi just been watching Steptoe & Son on the yesterday channel & there is a lot of nice old radios in the back round regards Bob
The other day I watched the Steptoe episode 'Diploma' in which Harold decides to become a TV engineer. He spends a lot of the episode working on a valve TV chassis. Does anyone know if it was a genuine TV or just something put together for the show? The CRT looked a bit precariously balanced to me...
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A plethora of old sets just popped up on a re-run of 'Secret Army' on the Yesterday channel.
Low on budget, but quite High on acting. Too accurate and earthy to be very popular at the time I imagine, but I hope it's going to get a full re-run. Brilliant.
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A plethora of old sets just popped up on a re-run of 'Secret Army' on the Yesterday channel.
I looked for it The Yesterday Channel, but couldn't find it. It's actually on The Drama Channel.

It's ironic that it's less well known than "Allo Allo" which was derived from it.
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Nice Murphy B71/72? set in a BBC News item about female presenters' pay last night. Featured in a vintage section of film about Woman's Hour.

No points scored for a snippet of 'Goodnight Sweetheart' I caught a few weeks back. Gary the time traveller sits down for a WWII Christmas Dinner with an Ekco A147 'Festival' set in the background.

Maybe an expensive Christmas gift from the future?

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